Patterns

New facets in U.S. wartime living:

Only 600,000 Pairs. In putting ceilings (69¢ to $1.65) on women's silk hose last week, OPA Chief Leon Henderson gave away a secret, started another hoarding rush. On manufacturers' and merchants' shelves only some 600,000 pairs of silk hose are left. Women had thought there were many more.

Help Wanted. To hire scarce women workers before the Christmas buying rush reaches its peak, Chicago mail-order firms, chain department stores and State Street emporiums competed with each other in alluring help wanted ads. Promised in some: daily siestas, convenient transportation, club rooms, discounts on merchandise, library...

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