Monthly Archives: December 2014

Once Upon A Honeymoon….

Thursday, Dec. 31, 1942 Not my parents’ honeymoon, but a heavily-advertised RKO movie starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Walter Slezak. “Once Upon A Honeymoon,” one of many movies competing for a New Year’s Eve audience, is what we might … Continue reading

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Touhy Gang Captured!

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1942 Even though tomorrow was the deadline for 18-year olds to register for the draft, war news took a back seat on the front page to the capture of the notorious Touhy gang. Two members of the … Continue reading

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“You Women Control Our Destiny – With Food”

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1942 Stretch the butter with peanut butter, advised Mary Meade today. And don’t forget dates. Her Crusty Top Date Bars were an inventive dessert using both nutritious, inexpensive, and readily available ingredients. As for coffee, now in … Continue reading

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“Could Be Worse”

Monday, Dec. 28, 1942 The list of canned and frozen goods to be rationed made the front page in a bannerheadline. The rationing, to start in February, would include baby food and formula and would reduce American consumption to about … Continue reading

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Approaching a restless new year…

Sunday, Dec. 27, 1942 After Christmas sales offered bargains and some stores were even offering deals on spring clothes despite the frigid weather. But regular radio programming at 7 PM would be preempted today for announcements concerning rationing of canned … Continue reading

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Music Hath Charms

Saturday, Dec. 26, 1942 The man who killed Darlan was now dead himself. Eisenhower unhappily had to leave the front to handle the crisis.  Charles de Gaulle, on the other hand, said Darlan’s past collaboration with the Nazis “caught up … Continue reading

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Darlan Assassinated!

Friday, Dec. 25, 1942 The shocking news was released today that Admiral Jean Darlan had been assassinated on December 24. The Allies had never been enthusiastic about his sudden shift to their side, although they were glad that the French … Continue reading

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