Wartime Rationing

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Supply Shortages and Consumer Rationing

Rationing of Automobiles, Tires, and Tubes

Civilian rationing, applied on January 5 to purchases of new tires, will be extended in mid-January to purchases of new automobiles, and may later be applied to a variety of articles and commodities needed to supply the war requirements of the United States and its Allies.

The President warned the country in his Annual Message on the State of the Union, January 6, that it must be prepared to forego many conveniences and luxuries to forward the war program, that ...

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