Excerpts from Communiqué No. 1 of the Agriculture Department, reporting on "major battles against insect allies of the Axis":
Strategy. "Methods developed for delousing are a military secret, but it is known that the bureau has developed new and revolutionary ways of combating this major pest."
Secret Weapon. "A new weapon has been developed which under certain conditions makes short work of [mosquitoes]. . . ."
Lines Holding. "Among the many projects . . . was a stepped-up defensive war against termites and powder-post beetles, which undermine wooden structures such as camp buildings...