The Press: Report on the Nation

Back in North Africa last week after a vacation, Roving Reporter Ernie Pyle was asked so often by soldiers about life back home that he wrote down his estimate for stay-at-homes to read:

". . . There are a couple of meatless days a week in many places and steaks are very scarce. Yet I know places in Washington where you can get steak every night. They are not black-market either. It's almost impossible to buy liquor by the bottle, but you can still get plenty by the drink. Sure, you can get milk and eggs, too.

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