Blind Alleys

The U.S. citizen stumbled deeper into wartime's crazy house of shortages. Now he was hopelessly lost among the mirrored walls. What had looked easy began to look difficult-maybe impossible.

No more new tires? Then you recap. No-now there was no "camelback" for use in recapping, either, except for a few "essential" autos. But you still have your old tires. Well, maybe-but Leon Henderson hinted last week that the U.S. might requisition tires from private cars to keep doctors, police, defense workers rolling. Well, you can take a taxi. No-taxi tires wear out...

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