It all started with a few men sitting around the lobby of the Elks Club in Muncie, Ind. Tired of talking about national unemployment and the Depression, they decided to do something about joblessness in their own town. They canvassed homes and factories, asked everyone to make one extra job, bought newspaper space first to tell their plans, later to detail their achievements.

One of those who learned of the Muncie venture was Roy Dickinson, associate editor of Printers' Ink. Thinking down the groove of his own experience in the Army Intelligence...

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