U.S. At War: Sugar Books

Americans got a good look at each other last week as they all stood in line in the country's schoolrooms and firehouses, waiting for their sugar-rationing cards.

When it came to filling out the cards, thousands of them did not know their own height. Many were not sure of the color of their eyes (Said one white-haired woman: "They are blue ordinarily, but then I fall in love they turn violet"; a man: "My wife has brown eyes with white spots"). Some were not sure of the color of their hair. Many forgot their children's names. Fat ladies shaded...