MANPOWER: The Deserters

A new great migration was on in the U.S. last week. Thousands of workers were deserting their war jobs on the West Coast and swarming East toward peace jobs. The planemakers and shipbuilders, heading back to towns and farms, were a prime evidence of the American feeling that one war is nearly over.

By last week the swelling migration had become a prime problem for the War Manpower Commission. For several months Los Angeles has been losing an estimated 7,000 workers a month; San Francisco, 4,000; Portland and Seattle, 15,500.

In Washington, William Haber, WMC's swarthy, workmanlike...

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