Unkindest Cut

In Hollywood, Twentieth Century-Fox last week announced that, for the duration, it would cut all big banquet scenes from its films. In a world of rationing and black markets, sirloins, like sweater girls, have become a shade too seductive.


In many a U.S. city bulging with war workers, landlords have closed their doors to families with children, knowing full well they could rent them in time on their own terms. Last week these advertisements appeared in the Dallas News:

"PLEASE! Well-behaved little sisters, Eileen, 3; Patricia, 4 months, and their mammie need furnished house, apartment, duplex, or will share home."

"HELP—Shall we...

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