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War Work Revives Ala. Textile Town

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War Work Revives Ala. Textile Town

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War Work Revives Ala. Textile Town

War Work Revives Ala. Textile Town

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Orders for uniforms for U.S. troops help revive the economy of Roanoke, Ala. The jobs are much needed in the economically depressed textile town, but workers still struggle with the knowledge that their jobs come amid some peril for U.S. soldiers. Melanie Peeples reports.