Weight, Job and Marriage

Last week New York City's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia emitted an angry Donald Duck squawk. Subject: U. S. draft boards. "The trouble with the administration of the draft in New York City," quacked the Little Flower, "isn't in Washington. It's in the laundry. I think someone is using too much starch in the shirts of the administration."

What drove the blood to Mayor La-Guardia's head was the refusal of some draft boards to defer his carefully selected and trained policemen and firemen as essential employes. The Mayor might further have observed that not...

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