8 and evening newspapers which she reads every day. If she doesn't have time on the place she takes them home with her at night, Except for an occasional word with which she is unfamiliar, she has no trouble, and she can be heard after breakfast - before the dishes are washed - reading aloud to herself in a mumbling tone as she drinks her coffee. During the Czechoslovakian crisis in the Fall she listened to everything we could get on the radio, even to Hitler's speeches. Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany has somewhat upset her, perhaps because of her fondness for the Jewish family for whom she first worked. She told us one day of a rumor which was circulating among the Negroes. “Dey say dey is going to send all us colored folks back to Africa.” I said that perhaps it got started due to the Jewish persecution and the talk of sending the refugees to Africa. Katy misunderstood. “Now, Miss Mary, don' talk thataway about dem poor people dey has such a hard time.” I explained, “Dat's all right, den,” she said.
About national events her opinions are not so sure. She thinks there are too many people on relief that don't need it. “I knows lots of folks on dere who don' need it,” she says. She thinks highly of the people with whom she came into contact when she was on relief, the people to whom she applied. “Dey wuz all nice to me.” She likes to listen to the President over the radio, “Law,” she said, giggling, “I'd rather hear him dan read it. I gets sleepy.” Her opinions are often quite conservative, or at least out of line with what one would expect, “I don' like this Conference dey had here. Dey gets folks all upset like.”
Katy does not have the vote; there are laws in the South