Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Rush to Buy

As U.S. shortages have mounted, more & more Detroit shoppers have been crossing over to Windsor to buy goods that are plentiful and unrationed in Canada. Last week they threatened to sweep the shops bare.

They bought dress goods, rubbers and overshoes, canned goods, cosmetics. They bought Canadian cigarets at 35ยข a pack. But most of all they wanted meat. With arms laden with bacon, beef, ham, canned meats, chicken, and even rabbit, they headed back to the U.S. On the Detroit side of the Detroit River, they filled the U.S. customs office to overflowing.

At last the crush was so...

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