Saturday, July 24, 1943
For real: it is going to rain buttons in Europe- and much more. The Office of War Information plans to drop thousands of gift packages on Axis-occupied territory. The packages will include seeds for Victory gardens, small printing presses, bars of soap, mirrors, chocolate bars, tea bags, powdered soup, phonograph records, and buttons with pictures of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Treasures for the food and comfort-starved people of Europe! More bounty from the sky: an Allied bomber in the Pacific out of bombs set a Japanese warship ablaze by dropping fuel on it. On the Home Front, a record crowd is expected for tonight’s “Highlights of American Negro Music Festival.” And Sgt Joe Louis, US World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, will be on hand to pitch for war bonds!