Monday, June 14, 1943
Yet another island, Linosa, joined Panteleria and Lampedusa as Allied stepping stones to an invasion of Italy. These names from Greek mythology may sounds romantic but there were still hard-fought battles as 26 American bombers were lost over the Ruhr. Belts were tightening on the Home Front as a shortage of canned goods loomed and the Office of War Information announced further restrictions style variations for “frills” such as silver-plated flatware, bedsheets. Pie plates, wrapping paper, and other items. But Americans are resourceful and were experimenting with what we would call “health foods.” Mary Meade even did an article today on bean sprouts. And however difficult the times, there was lots of opportunity for humor.