LABOR: The Woman Behind the Man

The Woman Behind the Man . . .

"Cherchez les femmes, hire women," is Washington's advice to armament manufacturers facing a labor shortage.

¶The War Department told Ford Motor to get 12,000 or 15,000 women for its giant Willow Run bomber plant, 10% of its ultimate labor force. Ford now employs 28 women at Willow Run, was already training hundreds more for jobs there (see cut).

¶The Washington Navy Yard called for women holders of degrees in mathematics, physics, and mechanical, electrical, metallurgical and chemical engineering, but warned candidates that they "will really have...

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