Foreign News: Emergency Etiquette

Canada's wartime Prices and Trade Board decreed two simplifications for Canada's tables last week: 1) it rationed butter to half a pound per week per person; 2) it ordered porcelain manufacturers to abandon fripperies, especially cup handles.

The mortality rate in cups is higher than in other dishes, and Canadian housewives can no longer replace their cup losses with imports from England, Japan and Central Europe. Explained a Board member: "Nine million cups without handles can be turned out by the same plant capacity that produces three million with handles. . . . The handles have to be put on by...

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