Education: Men, Men, More Men

>In Cincinnati a desperate defense manufacturer told the State Employment Service he must have some boring mill operators right away. Answer: "We've got one—but there is no record of his ever having been sober more than four days in a row." Manufacturer: "Can he run a boring mill?" . . . "Yes." . . . "Send him out."

> In Indianapolis a needy manufacturer hired a tool and die maker aged 89. >In Philadelphia the Frankford Arsenal needed workers to make time fuses, tried watchmakers without success, finally hired women embroiderers and found them...

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