On the Move

Six million U.S. people move every year. In big cities they usually move only a few blocks, in small towns, across the street. Their reasons: to be near the Joneses, to get more sun in the living room, an extra bedroom for Junior, a bigger garden, lower rent—or restlessness. This year more U.S. families will move than ever before, and they will move farther. The cross-country trek to inland defense centers was 50% greater this spring than in 1941.

There are new reasons for local moving too. For the past fortnight 51,500...

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