San Francisco's sailors seethed with indignation; shore leave had been curtailed by Navy order. The Treasure Island station burst into verse with an ode beginning:
To wonderful San Francisco,
Liberty Town of the West;
Which provides for its civilians,
And to hell with all the rest.
Like other U.S. cities, San Francisco has had its share of war headaches and bellyaches. The town is overcrowded, hotel rooms are hard to get, restaurants jammed to suffocation, liquor running short, public transportation so fouled up that ODT is stepping in to unify and perhaps operate the street...