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Manning Office of War Information's "nerve center." A new field of employment was opened to Negroes recently when six colored girls were given skilled jobs in the Teletype room of the Office of War Information. The young women, trained by OWI at the American Telephone and Telegraph School in Washington, D.C., operate machines which receive and send official war information to all parts of the country. Miss Harriette Thorne is shown operating an ASR teletype machine in the Bureau of Publications and Graphics

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