The Stroke of Midnight

After three weeks of the midnight curfew on the home front, one fact was well established: Jimmy Byrnes's remedy was worse than whatever disease it was supposed to cure.

If Jimmy Byrnes, as many suspected, was trying (perhaps at Army suggestion) to get at the conscience of the U.S. people and make them realize that they still face a stern war, he had indeed found the conscience. Municipal officials, jumping in to enforce the order, found general, if wondering, cooperation from the people who had to close down.

The pinch was that folks were still after fun where they could find...

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