AMUSEMENTS: Cash in the Night

Nightspots are booming. From swanky Manhattan clubs to dingy San Francisco waterfront honky-tonks, the reports last week were all the same: business is 25% to 100% above last year and still growing. In many places the take is even above that of the Tinkling Twenties. Reasons: 1) a splurge by uniformed men and the New Rich—the flush war workers; 2) a rush by plain citizens to eat, drink and carouse for tomorrow is war.

In Manhattan, nightspots and boob-traps are roaring despite some 400,000 unemployed New Yorkers and a citywide dimout which has...

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