Clear the tracks, here comes… ice cream

“To the 300,000 soldiers in the North Carolina maneuvers went the first of 38 carloads of Baltimore ice cream last week. Railroads had to pack this precious freight in dry ice and kapok blankets instead of the usual wet salt and ice.

“So important was the shipment considered that it was granted right of way in transportation over tanks, trucks and guns.”

— From Time magazine, Oct. 27, 1941