During WWII, items needed for the war effort created shortages of consumer goods. Parnell McKay of Pass Christian recalls a scarcity of paper, fuel, and apartments.
Fearing attack by the Germans or Japanese, civilian observation posts were set up along the Gulf Coast. As a high school student, McKay volunteered as a spotter. He remembers the day he spotted a U-boat.
McKay also reveals how liquor laws were ignored to “service” the servicemen.