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Sport: Alley Problem

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Good news for the 17,000,000 U.S. bowlers: starting Nov. 1, bowling rates will be under the thumb of Price Boss Leon Henderson. Ceiling: March (1942) prices.

Bad news: although bowling has been encouraged by the Government’s Physical Fitness program, priorities may soon knock the pins from under it. Because the wooden blocks used for the manufacture of bowling pins are the same size as those used for shoe lasts, much of the wood formerly earmarked for the bowling industry is now going to Army & Navy shoemakers—both at home and abroad. U.S. bowlers can count on pins for only a twelvemonth.

Another growing shortage: pin boys. In many alleys pin girls are already setting ’em up.

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