The attached 1939 magazine article addressed the matter of the communist organization "Workers Alliance" perverting the arts organizations that operated within the Federal Works Projects Administration (WPA), thus forcing the government agency to close:
"When the arts projects of the WPA were instituted, many capable and culturally progressive individuals throughout the country hailed them as a banner raised against the gloomy depression sky to form a rallying point for youthful and ambitious artists whose task it was to carry the torch of aesthetic advancement on to that future time when we envisaged the return of 'prosperity'..."yet "the obvious control of the arts projects by the communist party through its stooge, the Workers Alliance" has forced the hand of Congress to abolish the agency.
More about the WPA can be read here
More about New Deal spending can be read here...
Read about the radio program that was produced by the WPA writers and actors branch in order to celebrate American diversity; click here.
Click here to read about the blackmail and extortion tactics that American Communists used in Hollywood during the Great Depression...
Click here to see an anti-New Deal cartoon.