has often been called the melting pot. It is now a double boiler.
The Civilian Conservation Corps is a smaller melting pot within
the big one. We are thrown together in such a way that we have
to get better acquainted whether or not we want to. Rustic farm
lads mingle with Polish and Italian boys from back of the yards.
Unlettered mountaineers from the west mingle with high school
graduates and college men from the centers of culture. Different
races and nationalities look each other in the face, work and
eat together for the first time. And it is a safe bet, we think,
that this process many times results in the elimination of traditional
prejudices based on ignorance and misinformation.
A. C. Oliver Jr., and Harold M. Dudley, This New America,