Civilian Apparel

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Outlook for Rationing of Wearing Apparel

Uncertain Factors in Present Clothing Situation

Requirements of the armed forces for clothing, cloth and yarn have curbed production of these items for civilian use in the United States. Lend-lease requirements have added to the drain on American supplies, at a time when domestic demand has been largely expanded, due to increased purchasing power in the hands of civilians. The gap between current production and demand has raised the question whether direct consumer rationing of clothing will have to be introduced to obtain an ...

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