I broke my Little Orphan Annie doll today. I don’t care, though, I’m too grown up to be playing with dolls anyways. I threw it at the front door and the head cracked off. Peter and Eric are leaving! I had a new dance to show them, like one of the the Rockettes numbers, but they just ran in the apartment waving some piece of paper in our faces:
Executive Order 6101 Starting The Civilian Conservation Corps.
April 5, 1933
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress entitled “An Act for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes,” approved March 31, 1933 (Public No. 5, 73d Congress), it is hereby ordered that:
(1) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of said Act Robert Fechner is hereby appointed Director of Emergency Conservation Work at an annual rate of compensation of $12,000, less the reduction prescribed in subparagraph (b), Section 2, Title II, of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to maintain the credit of the United States Government” (Public No. 2, 73d Congress), approved March 20, 1933.
(2) The Secretary of War, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Labor each shall appoint a representative, and said representatives shall constitute an Advisory Council to the Director of Emergency Conservation Work.
(3) There is hereby established in the Treasury a fund of $10,000,000 by the transfer of an equal amount from the unobligated balances of the appropriation for emergency construction of public buildings contained in the act approved July 21, 1932, as authorized by Section 4 of the said Act of March 31, 1933, which fund shall be subject to requisition by the said Robert Fechner, as Director of Emergency Conservation Work, on the approval of the President.
(4) Subject to direction by the President, supplies and materials of the several departments or establishments shall be furnished on the requisition of the Director of Emergency Conservation Work, and the departments and establishments furnishing such supplies and materials shall be reimbursed therefor in accordance with instructions of the President.
(5) Reimbursement, if any, to the departments or establishments for other services rendered shall be made in accordance with instructions of the President.
I don’t know what all of it means, but Peter told me that he and Eric were joining something called the Civilian Conservations Corps so they could go live and work in shacks in Green Lake State Park. Mommy’s started to cry again, because they are going so far away, so I crawled in her lap and cried too. Daddy didn’t cry. I bet he was just happy that there would be two less mouths to feed. And, according to the camp rules, they’d have to send a lot of money back home to us.
First President Roosevelt interrupts all my favorite radio programs and then he sends my brothers upstate.
I hate him.