U.S. At War: You Can Get Something

This Christmas more men will get more neckties they don't want than ever before. For neckties are one of the few traditional accoutrements of the holiday spirit that are really plentiful.

In all U.S. stores things had come to such a pass last week that even the most inspired shopper, armed with a long list of just-what-Harry-really-wants, was carrying home whatever-there-was-left-on-the-shelves—and no gift wrappings either. As one harried storekeeper put it: "Remember, it is the specific things you want that you can't get. You can get something."

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