POSTWAR: Little Black Books

Are we going to have enough jobs after the war to employ 10,000,000 returning soldiers and sailors, 5,000,000 new civilian workers?

Wiry, bespectacled Charles R. Hook, president of American Rolling Mill Co., last week put this question bluntly to a Cincinnati conference of the Ohio American Legion. In trying to answer it himself, hardheaded Mr. Hook, onetime president of the National Association of Manufacturers, brought forth no alchemical formula for postwar prosperity. He still remembers too well his first job at $2 a week, the pinchfist thrift he learned when he had to note down in a little black book...

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