69 Years Ago Today… Inside Manhattan… Inside Western Union, on Roller Skates…

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PM Daily, March 5, 1944
“Inside Manhattan… by Grant Reynard
In one of the big operating rooms in the Western Union building at 60 Hudson St. I found scores of girls working on roller skates. About 150 girls use skates in this building. They roll noiselessly on waxed linoleum floors through a hubbub of mechanical racket, carrying telegrams… More power to the girls who zip around with pep and smoothness. You know the one about the postman who took a walk in the afternoon for exercise? Well, many of these girls spend their evenings skating at roller rinks. It looks like fun on wheels to me.”

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