WOMEN: Leg Panic

U.S. women, who are credited with having the shapeliest legs in the world, last week faced the horrifying knowledge that soon they would have to go silk-stockingless. Raw-silk imports from Japan had ended. 0PM had snatched up all available stocks (see p. 57). There was just no more silk for stockings.

The order affected other silk consumers as well. There would be no more silk for football pants, fringes, lamp shades, fish lines and flies, tennis-racket strings, waterproof tobacco pouches, typewriter ribbons, dental floss, surgical stitchings, violin strings, neckties, hats, lingerie, sheets, pajamas, or Mohammedan prayer rugs.

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