No Joshua?

Almost everywhere the U.S. people looked last week they could see the word CRISIS spelled out in large capital letters.

No citizen had to be told that the simple routine of feeding his family had become more complex and difficult; he could see it in the vanishing stocks in his grocery. No man of draft age not yet in the Army could be anywhere near certain about his future; the directives from Washington were too muddled. No farmer had to be told of the manpower shortage; as the new farm year began in the South, the farmer simply planted...

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