LAUNDRIES: Nonessential?

> In Detroit laundries appealed in paid newspaper ads to the public to do their washing at home.

> Many Los Angeles husbands spent Sundays helping wives do the wash.

> New customers for diaper service in Washington, D.C. were accepted only on a doctor's prescription, certifying that the mothers were too ill to wash diapers themselves, or on priorities for war workers.

> The secretary-treasurer of a large, labor-short laundry in Portland, Ore. swept out the premises each morning.

> In Cleveland one company limited its customers to three shirts a week.

The laundry business, biggest U.S. service industry, is...

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