New pattern pieces for the new crazy quilt of U.S. life in wartime:

In Wichita, Kans., two ambitious boys sold a filling-station attendant a rubber garden hose loaded with lead, received the rubber-salvage price of 1¢ per Ib. for their weighted goods. Their salvage price for lead itself would have been 5¢ per Ib.

Off New Jersey, since 1764, Atlantic coastwise mariners have navigated by the gleam of the Sandy Hook lighthouse. Once in 1776 a U.S. Army captain smashed the light to hamper the movements of British ships. Last week, for the second time in 178 years, the dimout regulations doused...

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