U.S. At War: The Bobbie Pin Front

Americans, WPB reported after questioning 5,000 families in 68 localities, are bearing up nobly under the wartime sacrifices of consumers' goods. What really bothers them is not the big things so much as the lack of such simple but indispensable doodads as bobbie pins, metal pot scourers, flashlight batteries, elastic, safety pins, and waterproof pants for the baby.

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