A Weekend with Pay

Here's weekend work that will help win the war. Business and professional men, clerks, college students, farmers, all able-bodied men . . . you are urgently needed to work on S[outhern P[acific] tracks in this vicinity. . . . Help win the war, get healthy outdoor exercise and be paid for it.

Three hundred newspapers in seven western States are carrying this help-wanted ad to lure white collar men to the railroads—to tamp ballast, replace ties, hoist the heavy rails. As war cargoes ride the rails and troopships wait at the railheads,...

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