Sugar Shortage

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Consumer Rationing of Suger Supply

War Restrictions on Domestic Consumption

War ration book No. 1, first to be issued in the history of the United States, will control purchases of sugar by household consumers after the middle of March. Under the rationing system, each individual will be entitled to receive 12 ounces of sugar a week. Use of sugar by industrial consumers has already been limited to 80 per cent of the amounts they consumed in 1941 and will be further limited after family rationing goes into effect.1

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