1945: Home Fat Salvage Slump Creates Serious Problem

Home Fat Salvage Slump Creates Serious Problem, stated the big headline in the Globe Grocery Guide in January 1945.

This is also the paper that had the American Housewife’s New Year’s Resolution, which appeared in the Buzz.

A nice lady called me wondering whether she should be saving tin, having missed the "1945" notation in the article. After I cleared that issue up, we had a very interesting conversation; she still remembered saving tin, fat, paper and everything else in the article. She even had a half-filled book of war stamps from the World War II era. I would love to see something like that, but I’d be afraid to touch.

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