Canada at War: WAR-TIME LIVING: Christmas Stockings

A gossamer Christmas vision tantalized Canadian women. Real full-fashioned silk stockings, said Ottawa newspapers, might be on the store shelves before Christmas. A shipment of silk hose was coming from Brazil. But the stockings would be expensive, could not be sold unless Canada's tough Price Controller Donald Gordon gave permission to lift the price ceiling.

Price Boss Gordon, easily aroused by any threat of higher prices, reacted characteristically. Said he: ". . . We are not going to be stampeded. . . ." The price of these stockings would be "fantastic." Anyway they are made with "silk obtained from Japan."

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