San Francisco, California, May 9, 1940.
Industry's increasing demand for specialized training and education has both raised the average age of employment and increased the dilemma of youth. For those who emerge from high school without either the means or the scholastic requirements for college, there usually follows a period of dislocation. The discouraging search for work is accompanied by spare time which is spent in hanging around. With a growing realization of the need for occupational training, and anxious to become independent of home ties, many try to find a means of learning while being paid. To some, the army or navy offer a solution.