Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Flapdoodle

U.S. Reporter Earl Banner zipped into Montreal, shot a quick glance around, then sat down and whipped off a dispatch for the Boston Daily Globe and the New York Times. Gist: Canadians are living the life of Riley; there are no shortages of meat, butter, cigarets, liquor, fuel, women's & children's clothing. In fact, said Reporter Banner, "rationing has inflicted just one inconvenience" on Canadians—they have to tear out stamps.

This rosy news left Canadians goggle-eyed. Actually, Reporter Banner's dispatch was just flapdoodle. Cigarets, in plenty, there are. But Canada's butter ration is 6 oz. a week (and there is...

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