Foreign News: The Smashing Blonde

Britain's butchers carve the tiny weekly meat ration with surgeonlike skill; a slip of a fraction of an inch, and the legal eightpennyworth is exceeded. The Ministry of Food sometimes tests these craftsmen, and last week its testing methods came under fire.

Said Magistrate Oliver Bell at a magistrates' convention at Northampton: the Ministry's Enforcement Officer "has in his office what I think is called a smashing blonde. He sends her out with a ration book to see what she can get. I understand from butchers it is extremely hard to cut fillet steak to the exact requirement. I think it is...

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