A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 3, 1945

Since V-J day more than 3,000 veterans have applied to us for jobs. If a majority of America's fighting men are returning to civilian life as matured and purposeful as the ones we have seen, this nation has a future even greater than it expects.

Many of them turn up at our offices fresh off the transports docked in the Hudson almost under our windows. They arrive singly, and in unmilitary groupings of officers and enlisted men together. Most of them are very young.

Some were so young when they went to war that they...

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