GREAT BRITAIN: One-Third of a Petticoat

Clothes-rationed British women last week remembered a sad song of coupons that amused them earlier in the war:

If you spent them all at once you could be looking dandy, But by November or December you would look like Gandhi.

Britain's women are not yet down to dhotis. But the British Board of Trade, adding up the average, found that in one year the average woman now buys: one dress, two pairs of gloves, four ounces of knitting wool, two yards of material, one pair of knickers (underdrawers), no vests (undershirts), one-fifth of a nightdress, one-fourth of a suit, one-third of...

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