MANPOWER: Personal Service

J. Frank Rushton Jr., 41, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Birmingham, Ala., had an idea. While touring Alabama's hospitals for the War Chest, he came across a wounded soldier. The soldier, soon to be discharged, wanted to work as a high-tension wire man for the Alabama Power Co. That was simple. Rushton called Alabama Power's president, Thomas Martin, his close friend, and landed the job.

Then he pondered. One man could not find jobs for all the soldiers returning to Birmingham. But 30 or 60 might. He sketched his plan to the Chamber of Commerce.

Last week, the Chamber launched...

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