Shoe Stampede

The nation's shoe clerks had a fierce week. There were stampedes, late closings, long queues of customers (mostly women, exhibiting a wholly unfeminine unconcern with style as compared to comfort and wear). The shoe stampede illustrated the basic psychology of rationees: need or no need, use Coupon No. 17 before it's too late. But many had held off in order to get the most possible wear out of No. 17. They probably won't use No. 18 until just before it expires, Oct. 31.

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