Army & Navy - MORALE: Floogle Street

Enlisted men of the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy have a new game to fight off boredom and jitters. When they play it, they say they are "living on Floogle Street." In one form of the pastime (noted by Hal Boyle) two soldiers waiting at the mess hall begin talking in low, serious tones:

"Yes, she fell out of the window, all right. Had the baby in her arms, too."

"I hear she tripped over the radio wire."

"Fell out of the window, huh? Must be one-and-a-half, two flights."

"Was three. Fell smack on...

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