Foreign News: Cones Come Back

The London Times, which meticulously records the first cuckoos in Hyde Park and the first primroses in Kew, chronicled another notable event: the first real ice cream since the war began. Hitherto the Government permitted Britons to trifle with limited quantities of an ersatz product made with powdered milk. Last week's relaxation of all bans moved the Times to moralize magnificently:

"London has witnessed so many strange sights since the war, silvery elephants of balloons tethered in its skies, incongruous lifebelts draped around monstrous water tanks, fantastic vistas of destruction, decorative weeds running wild amid ancient stones, that the fact that ice-cream...

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