MANPOWER,FOREIGN RELATIONS: Stampede to Arms

MANPOWER

Something very close to disaster hit the great aircraft plants around Los Angeles. Never before had so many of their workers failed to show up on the job—the plants' skilled men had been stampeded by the U.S. Government. A few headlines, such as HALT DEFERMENT OF DEFENSE WORKERS IN DRAFT, MARRIED MEN TO BE INDUCTED, had put a crimp in vital war production.

What is more, the headlines this time were no false alarm. At the recent rate of inductions (a military secret), the U.S. is roaring down the road toward a 10,000,000-man...

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