Tough Times

The 43,000,000 people in twelve eastern states and the District of Columbia felt the hand of war a little heavier on them last week. No one could ride to a restaurant, a theater, a picnic or make any other pleasure excursion without risking his right to buy gas for the duration.

Many thousands had enormous difficulty in getting to work. Bus schedules had been slashed way down. Retail deliveries were cut, from 10 to 100%; laundries, milk and other services were cut to a minimum. The people were ruled by ODT, checked up on by OPA and explained to by...

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