1932: "Happy Days" Meant to Cheer Up Nation

1932-- The weekly paper, "Happy Days," was the official national publication serving the millions of young men deployed during the Depression in the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was an apt title for these poor, jobless enrollees, who finally had three squares a day, medical care and $25 to send home each month to their struggling families. Most of the paper's content itself was intentionally "happy" as well, a much-needed relief from the bad news back home.