Last Fling

Anybody would have said that when Leon Henderson cracked down on sales of new cars and tires, automobile travel-and accidents-would fall off. But U.S. citizens are a perverse people who seldom do what they are expected to do. Bill Johnson, statistician for the National Safety Council, announced this week that traffic deaths jumped to 3,140 in January, up 6% from January 1941's 2,930. They went up because travel actually increased. Some people had put their cars away for the duration. But a great many more were defense workers, Army & Navy men on official business-or simply tourists bent on...

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