The Economy: Pressures of Viet Nam

Chicago's Inland Steel Co. has put 233 women on its production lines for the first time since World War II, and the Jewel Tea Co. has hired women as butchers to supplement its draft-depleted supply of manpower. Pittsburgh copper fabricators have had so much of their output pre-empted by the Pentagon that they cannot meet civilian demand for plumbing equipment. Appliance manufacturers, hoping that buyers will not notice the difference, have begun to trim a few inches off their electrical cords. Shoemakers have cut back production of cowboy boots to devote full...

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