U.S. At War: Butter Facts

Housewives hurried from store to store, hunting butter. Sometimes they got a quarter pound for Christmas. Oftener they got the grocer's excuse: deliveries from his wholesaler had been cut a fourth or a half, and his small stocks had long ago been sold.*

Thus the housewives got an inkling of a bitter truth: they were face to face with the most serious butter shortage in the history of a country that once overflowed with milk. The huge stocks of butter in storage were almost gone, and just beginning was winter, when butter production...

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