SMALL BUSINESS: Swords into Plowshares

If G.I.s carry out their present plans, there will be at least half a million new small businesses in the U.S. after the war. So said the Army last week, after a poll of U.S. troops. There are another 300,000 soldiers who plan to buy farms.

Postwar farmers & businessmen plan to start out modestly. About half think that they can do the job on an investment under $4,000 (actually, most small retail stores are started on far less). But the most surprising fact was: some 60% of the soldiers expect to have saved at least half their needed capital by...

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