Patterns

There were more new pieces for the patchwork of U.S. wartime living last week:

Casualty. The once lively Portland (Ore.) organization called Mother-by-Proxy—which provided women to look after people's children in the evenings—folded for lack of womanpower.

Swing Shift. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Walter S. Gates suggested establishment of a night court to handle divorce suits for men & women busy all day in war plants.

All Out. A Pittsburgh meat-packing house was asked if it had enough rationed gasoline to make all necessary deliveries. Said the salesmanager: "We don't need gas. We haven't any meat."

F.O.B. ODT ruled that taxis may...

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