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As the Journal Sees It

IT is enough to bring tears to the eyes of Island potatoes, the condition to which they are going to be reduced when the new dehydration plant in Summerside gets through with them - 1 February 1943

SOME of Summerside's institutions for the dispensing of liquid demolition have gone out of business for the time being. Not from any symptom of repentance or any other reason but they have run out of the necessary ingredients and notably that one, never failing, sweet and sticky substance by the name of Molasses - 4 February 1943

IF this sugar shortage keeps on we'll just have to "raise Cain" - 8 February 1943

EVEN with shoe rationing in force, it'll be all most of us can do to save our soles - 1March 1943

IT is said that a lot of girls like to attend the Sunday night singsongs because they are so fond of the "hims" - 1 March 1943

MANY commodities which formerly were plentiful on the shelves of our grocery stores are not to be had today. If things get much scarcer, there'll be practically nothing left to give up for Lent - 4 March 1943

DON'T kick about some of the stuff that passes for coffee these days. You may be old and weak yourself someday. - 5 April 1943

OUR town clock is blackened out every night in case of an enemy attack. At the very thought, the clock holds both its hands up in front of its face in horror - 8 April 8 1943

LITTLE did we think we would ever see the time when our grocery store men would find themselves obligated to take up the stamp collecting hobby - 12 April 1943

MEAT rationing next. Just one more thing to beef about of course. Its tough when you've got it and tougher when you haven't got it - 15 April 1943

THE latest pastime for a supper party is said to be a contest to find out who will be the first to discover a raisin in a wartime loaf of raisin bread - 10 May 1943

WAR reports may be a bit colored at times but we feel it is not exaggerating the case when we say that Reds are making things look black for the Nazis which of course must make Hitler feel terribly blue - 3 June 1943

GETTING right down to earth might be one way of describing Victory Gardening - 7 June 1943

SOME Summerside people are so tender hearted that they can't even bear to see a ration coupon expire - 24 June 1943

AND now bootleggers are coming into boom again and are said to be doing quite a business peddling hootch Saturday nights from a Summerside waterfront coal shed, largely to thirsty visitors from out of town points. No charge for this publicity on this new phase of the dark side of life - 5 August 1943

RATION book no. 3 will soon be ready for the public. Those who have read the previous editions will of course be anxious to know how the plot unfolds and see if there is anything left to digest in the last chapter of this rather dry narrative - 9 August 1943

SOMEONE found a parking spot near Water Street Saturday night and the circumstance has given him the notion of buying a car - 23 August 1943

IT was alright during the last war to sing "Keep the home fires burning" but in this war under present conditions where are folks going to get the load of coal to keep the fires burning? - 23 September 1943

IT will be a happy day for many people when they can enter a store again and ask for something they need without feeling like a criminal - 23 September 1943

A poultry expert gives out the advice that hens should be kept amused if they are to produce regularly. How to amuse a hen, we wouldn't know says somebody, unless someone took her around and showed her the current price on eggs - 30 September 1943

ACCORDING to all reports more men are being "frozen" in their present jobs and if the reported coal shortage persists, they will have the cheerful outlook of being also frozen in their homes. It is about time something was done about it - 7 October 1943

THE worker who sits in a cold office these nippy autumn mornings should have an idea of the term "frozen in his job." - 14 October 1943

THOSE people who have become adepts at crossword puzzles shouldn't find war ration books an altogether problem - 11 November 1943

WELL we haven't yet learned why the Summerside Town clock is still thoroughly blacked out at night while the Charlottetown clock continues to be a beacon of light and time dispenser to all and sundry who gaze upon its noble open countenance - 15 November 1943

THE average grocer of today never thought he would have to have a stamp album to do business. - 9 December 1943

SOME of the wartime cakes being sold totally defy the laws of gravity. They are heavy as lead but won't go down - 20 December 1943

"MY husband never tells me anything," complains a Summerside lady, "He might as well be the Ministry of Information for all I can get out of him." - 5 October 1944

THE latest and most popular book out is entitled, "Ration Book No. 5." By proper application you are bound to get something out of it - 19 October 1944

IN these days of rationing we have to sing low on a lot of things, it is a wonder no person had suggested a Rational Anthem - 9 November 1944

THERE are so many conflicting reports in regard to Hitler's health or his fate just now that all we can do is hope for the worst - 4 December 1944

THEY refer to a smart young fellow as one who is able to "bring home the bacon." He's got to be mighty smart these days if he can find any in the Summerside stores to bring home - 6 August 1945

THE first lobsters of the season were offered for retail sale on Saturday and it is reported some of them had their shells cracked from bumping against the price ceiling - 13 August 1945

NINTH Victory Loan opens in October and as usual more money than ever is needed more than ever - 6 September 1945

DESPITE the fact that attics and wardrobes were scoured for garments to send to Europe, rummage sales still continue to be held. With new clothes almost impossible to buy all some fellows may have left to wear maybe a sad grin - 29 October 1945

IT is reported that there has been an active black market on turkeys in the locality. Some people are bound to make money by fair means or fowl. - 24 December 1945
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