FOOD: E Is for Egg

When the Government called for more agricultural produce, the 389,469,000 patriotic U.S. hens squawked but then settled down loyally to do their stuff.

Long before last week the result was embarrassingly scrambled. Every U.S. hen, in effect, easily won an E for egg production. Cackling happily, the hens then went on to such a fabulous overproduction that the whole U.S. was practically walking on eggs. The War Food Administration, which had been frantically storing eggs everywhere but in their desks, was thoroughly alarmed. In May the happy hens set a new production record of 6,704,000,000 eggs. In 1,400 freight cars...

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