Saturday, January 13, 2007

WWII: Boomtown Buyers (cont'd.)

Top: Work-clothes Buyer Mildred Kirkendall used to concentrate on sports clothes, now shops for work clothes. These include fleece-lined garments for shipyard workers as well as denim slacks and coveralls for plant work. She buys in 100-dozen lots.
Bottom: Scissors buyer would like 5,000 pairs. Manufacturers accepted order from Charles McLaren, department head, first made him fill out complicated priority sheets and promised nothing. Probably delivery: 20. Also hard to buy are wire hangers, curlers.

Life November 30, 1942

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