Monday, Oct. 2, 1944
The rumormongers were wrong: coffee is not going to be rationed. Unfortunately, panicked java lovers mobbed the stores and swept the shelves clean before they heard that announcement from War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes. He stated that the USA has a 4 months supply for civilians and that Brazil has pledged to fill orders for more. In sum, he said, “… rationing of coffee is unnecessary.” Mommy is furious at the way people are reacting to this news. All the people who hoarded are angry because they spent a lot of money they didn’t need to! And the Denver paper is defending them! “Can you imagine, “she wrote,” a newspaper publicly claiming that these women have a right to be angry because they hoarded – in vain!” And that’s not all that’s angering her: “The Denver housewife and the Denver landlords scream bloody murder because they are restricted for the benefit of everybody else. Phoeey on them all.” She didn’t comment on the news for British women. Larger quantities of steel will be released for use in corsets. Yes, wartime restrictions are easing.