Posted by RRC on February 16, 2008 at 18:15:
In Reply to: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships posted by Susan Andrews on February 16, 2008 at 16:17:
: I'm trying to do some research on "Loose Lips Might Sink Ships" I was told that my Mother Betty Lee McCannon had won a scholarship for the slogan. She graduated from East High School in Denver Colorado around 1945. Does any one have information about this. I remember her saying something about winning a scholarship but I don't remember the whole story, and she has passed away.
The slogan and the shorter version (without "might") were definately in use by May, 1942 but I didn't any information on who came up with it. If there is any information on your mother it will be under her maiden name (unless she was already married in 1942).