U.S. At War: Revival of Swapping

The Parkers and the Perkinses of Los Angeles have moved-—the Parkers over to the Perkinses, the Perkinses over to the Parkers.

Tires were scarce; soon there would be no more. Robert DeWayne Parker thought this over as he drove 15 miles to his electrical job in Douglas Aircraft's Santa Monica plant. Earl Perkins puzzled over it as he drove 16 miles to his radio job on the bomber assembly line of Vega's plant. Parker worked near Perkins' home, Perkins worked near Parker's.

Earl Perkins decided that something must be done. He called in a real-estate agent, asked him to sell or trade...

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