Business: Broader & Easier

Circulating uninvited through Manhattan business offices last week were pleasant, well-groomed young women representing James McCreery & Co., big old TIME, fame 21, 1937 Manhattan department store. Among other young women on moderate salaries the McCreery solicitors were seeking applications for "membership" in McCreery's "Junior Club." Stripped of merchandising hocuspocus, McCreery's "Junior Club" was merely a drive for new charge accounts. The application blanks requested the usual vital statistics, the applicant's name was turned over to a credit agency for the usual check.

In some offices, on the theory that it was...

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