National Affairs: High Styles in Wages

By last week, labor's dictators of fashions in wage increases had pretty well established the motif for 1947's high style. The 1947 model for most basic industries will make 1946's flouncy 18½¢ an hour look skimpy. The new creation is a dramatic, billowing $2 a day (25¢ an hour).

Some C.I.O. couturiers were already making advance showings. The oil workers, first to display last year's trend, were out with the 25¢-an-hour pattern. The rubber workers liked the design, but added a penny's worth of peplum and made it 26¢. The autoworkers were busy with several patterns, ranging from 20¢ to 35¢, but...

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