TRANSITION: Jobs Preferred

Wounded veterans in Washington's Walter Reed Hospital have twisted restlessly under the quips and songs of entertainers. What they really wanted to hear were the plans which U.S. industry has for their future—after they are discharged. Last week big, red-faced Eugene Holman, president of Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), stepped up to the hospital's loudspeaker. In his deep, Texan voice, he told the G.I.s of his company's plans for them.

Any discharged veteran who wants to go into the filling-station business, said Holman, should apply to Standard. It is ready to spend up to $3,000 per veteran to build him a filling...

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