In the Stretch

In Washington 70 fantastic hats assembled in WPB's huge board room. Under the hats sat the leading ladies of the fashion press, from Carmel Snow of Harper's Bazaar to Ladies' Home Journal's Wilhela Cushman. The women's editors had been specially summoned from New York, Boston and Philadelphia by the chief of WPB's clothing section, astute Merchant Harold Stanley Marcus, executive vice president of Dallas, Tex.'s famed Neiman-Marcus store, to hear what the Government wanted done about women's & children's clothes.

Clothes Boss Marcus needed their help badly. His job is to stretch...

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