Author: Evelyn Peregrin

Gas rationing to go nationwide despite opposition

Earlier this month, registration for gas rationing began in 17 eastern states and the District of Columbia, leading to a nation-wide discussion of potential benefits and drawbacks of rationing. The system is set up so that anyone with an automobile will receive an A-card, allotting them two to three gallons per week, depending on their average mileage. For those whose businesses relies on gas, they will be given a B-card, which require applicants to truthfully describe their needs and report how much gas they require to continue their business successfully. The X-card is reserved for those who are considered essential...

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U.S. and Allies Stay Positive in Pacific War Council

The Pacific War Council had its fourth meeting yesterday in Washington, where foreign representatives struck surprisingly optimistic tones despite recent battlefield setbacks. The Allies focused on the conduct of the war and appear pleased with its progress. The Soviet ambassador, Maxim Litvinov, expressed his satisfaction that the supply of shipments from America to Russia were better now than they had been after a conference with President Roosevelt. When asked if he and the president had discussed strategy, Litvinov did not disclose specifics but commented that they had “discussed everything in a general review of the situation.” Russian forces are currently...

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With baseball players called to serve, can the national pastime still thrive?

Edmund “Bing” Miller felt his back muscles clench as he shifted the heavy army pack that lay on his shoulders. His feet drudged forward in line with the rest of the men, muscles aching and contracting with each swing of the dead weight strapped to their backs. The only consolation in Miller’s mind was the thought that the strength he gained while serving in the Great War might have a positive effect on the professional baseball career he had left back in the states. Unfortunately for Miller, the strenuous marches with heavy weights on his back did not have...

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“This Above All” wants you to keep the faith

Do not misjudge This Above All, starring Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine, as simply a romance full of the complications of wartime. In reality, this film is a cleverly disguised philosophical piece. The characters find themselves in England, one focused on contributing to the war effort while the other struggles with his conscience on whether or not to fight. As the saying goes, opposites attract. Prudence Cathaway (Joan Fontaine) is a well-bred English girl from who shocks her aristocratic relatives when she joins the WAAFs (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force). While training in camp, she is set up with a man on a...

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Military Fighting an Invisible Enemy: Disease

American soldiers can’t help their country win the war if they are too sick to fight. With that in mind, the U.S. Army has begun immunizing all of its personnel against yellow fever. The recently developed vaccine will prepare any soldier for deployment to a tropical environment. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson ordered the mass vaccination because most of the battles for control in the Pacific are being fought in the tropics. The vaccine will provide further safety to supplement the preventative measures already taken in disease-ridden spots. The yellow fever vaccine is a new medical development built on decades-old...

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World War 2.0 tries to imagine what the reporting of World War II might have looked like if the conflict were taking place today. Articles are based on information that would have been available to the press at the time, but they are written using contemporary journalistic style. The authors are all students at Seton Hall University, working with assistant professor of journalism Matthew Pressman.