THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Feb. 28, 1927

THE PRESIDENCY

The White House Week

¶ By an executive order President Coolidge increased the U. S. soldier's daily food ration from 35? to 50?. Some items in the new daily ration: Beef, fresh or frozen, 18 oz.; bacon, 6 oz.; flour, 18 oz.; beans, 1.2 oz.; rice, 8 oz.; potatoes, 17 oz,; onions, 5 oz.; prunes .384 oz.; sugar 4 oz.; butter, 1.75 oz.; pickles, .08 gill; cinnamon, .014 oz. Simultaneously, the War Department reduced the weight of the soldier's pack to 51 pounds.*

¶ Having...

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