The Lonely Ones

Strong you ng men were scarce anywhere in Owosso, Mich., and painfully so at the W. R. Roach Canning Co. plant. Buxom Kitty Marie Case, 20, and thin, swarthy, 18-year-old Shirley Jean Druce, who worked there, fretted about it almost as much as did the management. Then a labor gang of German prisoners from the nearby Owosso prison camp arrived under MP guard. The manpower shortage was met—but there were ugly complications. Last week, in the Bay City (Mich.) Federal Court, the Misses Case and Druce were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Government by aiding two German war prisoners,...

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