Rain Tomorrow

Sunny California took a cloudy view of the future last week. The state whose citizens earned $12 billion in 1943 (and the nation's second highest per capita income: $1,452) must prepare for a sharp drop to $9.5 billion within a year after the war. So warned California's postwar planning Reconstruction and Re-employment Commission.

Having climbed higher than the nation in wartime, said the state report, California has farther to fall. A large proportion of its workers are in the well-paid war baby industries, shipbuilding and aircraft. Thus, some 400,000 to 800,000 Californians may be out of work at war's...

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