Meat rationing did not worry the members of the American Vegetarian association. E.L. Pratt published the "American Vegetarian" in Pismo Beach and claimed a national circulation of 18,500. Page 4 of the Sept. 21 edition of the Telegram-Tribune reported that the New York associate editor of the publication, Simon Gould, said "Such are the benefits of severe rationing that in England, which is practically a vegetarian country by now, it's practically impossible to die any more."
On Sept. 22, 1943, the Telegram-Tribune reported a heat wave with a high in San Luis Obispo of 107. It was the hottest day in 14 years and one degree short of the record at the time.
Sept. 30, 1943, shows Allied forces closing in on Naples, Italy.