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The national campaign to get more Victory Gardens planted isn't doing so well this year, reported the Gallup Poll last week. The goal was 22,000,000 gardens (1.6 families per garden). The achievement: about 17,500,000 gardens. Roughly two-and-a-half million more families told pollsters that they plan to plant that plot as soon as they can get it plowed up. But even this addition would still make the total 2,000,000 short of the goal, and 500,000 less than the number of gardens actually planted during 1943. The lag was chiefly in New England and Mid-Atlantic States. But there was one hopeful note. Surveys...

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