In Manhattan, Wendell Willkie told a dinner
meeting that the Navy's rule excluding Negroes from the service except
as messmen is "an injustice which makes a mockery of all our fine
In Washington, the Office for Emergency Management announced that Local
68 of the A. F. of L.'s International Association of Machinists will
now let Negroes work in San Francisco defense industries.
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