Am I My Brother's Keeper? : Food Conservation

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Presented as a progress report to represent what the people of our town are doing for the world.

Mayor O'Dwyer reads an announcement asking for the support of the citizens to help feed the helpless and starving people of Europe. Luckman, of the Citizen's Food Committee, asks citizens to reduce their consumption of grain, meat, poultry, and eggs; to serve bread and butter only when asked. Food is the only weapon that can defeat hunger. In order to meet these needs, the farmer must give his animals a large amount of grain. Observe two days of self-denial, forgo meat on Tuesday, poultry and eggs on Thursday. To help check rising prices, we should eat the food that is available. A nationwide meal-planning service to help the housewives of America. Dr Weinstein, NYC's health commissioner introduces Eugene Shultz (but he does not speak); "waste food, and people will die."

Another version of the same script repeats in part.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69378
Municipal archives id: LT468