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COLD WAR • During the Korean War, General Lewis Puller announced that it was ridiculous to pamper marines with ice cream and demanded that the Armed Forces serve troops beer and whiskey instead. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union howled, enlisted men howled, and the Pentagon announced that ice cream would be served in mess lines three times a week. • During World War II, escort destroyers were rewarded with 20 gallons of ice cream for every pilot they pulled out of the water. • When the aircraft carrier Lexington was damaged and the order was given to abandon ship, someone mentioned that the ship was carrying a lot of ice cream. Sailors ate their fill before leaping into the sea.

• British airmen would put ice cream mixtures in cans in the rear compartments, where the plane’s vibration combined with the freezing temperatures at high altitudes would yield especially delicious ice cream. FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH • In 1934 the movie Kid Millions starring Eddie Cantor was released. Moviegoers were treated to a color talking picture featuring an ice cream fantasy as a finale. The scene occurred in an ice cream factory where chorus girls carried chocolate and strawberries to a huge freezer while other scantily clad girls skated across the freezer and coasted around on large slabs of Neapolitan. Cantor meanwhile was treating hundreds of ragged children to an ice cream banquet, and a reformed gangster shot cherries into each kid’s dish from a machine gun. ICE CREAM RIOT • In 1952 on the Yale campus, the police ordered a portable ice cream cart off the campus. The result was a riot involving 1,500 students that was quelled with hoses and clubs. The owner of the pushcart was ultimately allowed to return to the campus, and a victory rally was held in his honor.

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