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Nov 25

Liquor regulations and prostitution, World War II week by week

Nov. 19, 1942 headlines in the Telegram-Tribune included allied advances in North Africa and a food poisioning at a mental health facility in Oregon. Tainted frozen egg yolks appeared to be the cause.

A recent unsolved murder and the arrival of thousands of troops to burgeoning camps the area forced the region to enact new restrictions on alcohol sales. The region was taking on a boom-town personality and it appears that prostitution was becoming a major issue; three of the five regulations addressed the topic. The story was …

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