Wednesday, July 28, 1943
While coke is helping Americans make friends around the world, let’s not forget the appeal of beer. In fact, the war food administration was very aware of the need to provide alcoholic refreshment and sent orders today that brewers should reserve 15 percent of their 3.2 beer to supply to servicemen. On the other hand, the war food administration today banned the use of 25 different fruits and berries in the making of liquor such as applejack. “The officials said this action was taken in order to provide as large supplies of fruits and berries as possible for food. The restrictions, effective today, apply to, among others: apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupes, cherries, currants, dates, dewberries, ciderberries, gooseberries, concord grapes, huckleberries, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, raspberries, and strawberries. All the better for filling that tempting jelly roll. In addition to more fruits available for food, there were plenty of vegetables this summer – to eat and to even to wear. Never heard of cantaloupe liquor? Here’s a recipe to try at home. However, you will need vodka. Whatever you have on hand, plan to settle down in front of the radio tonight for a major address by President Roosevelt.