MANPOWER: Problem Tackled

All Washington last week was finally stirred by the growing seriousness of the manpower muddle (TIME, Oct.5), but while others vacillated a man from Minnesota spoke out. Startled by the acute shortage of farm labor in his own State, Governor Harold Edward Stassen took the bull by the horns. He ordained an emergency manpower program for Minnesota.

Core: Within 90 days private employers in nonessential industries are to reduce by 20% the number of men they employ; so will the State. Where necessary they may hire women as replacements. The men set free are to be eased...

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