THE DAY ON WHICH the fortnightly payments of unemployment relief are made is more important than Sunday, The entire economic life moves in this fortnightly cycle. As far as possible, debts are paid off on that day, and the Ratenjud, 1 as the door-to-door salesman from Vienna is called, comes to arrange terms of payment for his goods. Also the main purchases are made for the immediate future, such as flour, potatoes, and lard. On that day the meals are better than usual, and the children look forward to it as if it were a holiday. They feel the cycle poignantly enough in their diet.