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January 18, 1942

Today’s papers reported that the New Order has solved the traffic problem. Obviously. The best remedy for a headache is to cut off the head. It was amusing to watch the cycling fad. I know of persons who exchanged their magnificent Buicks for one bicycle. It was also amusing to see men, women, and priests practicing how to pedal the bicycle, bumping into one another, breaking their noses or colliding with frightened pedestrians.

Well, we had to laugh at something. The past weeks have been very sad.