Business: Inept White Collars

Hornblower & Weeks. New York Stock Exchange traders last week advertised for clerical help. Four hundred "white collar'' men applied; ten were hired. United States Shares Corporation, investment trust organizers, advertised for security salesmen. Two hundred "white collar" men applied; 15 were hired tentatively. All the other "white collar" jobless were inept for the work for which they imagined themselves fit.

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