CANADA: Use Less Gasoline

Its first two weeks of gasoline control found much of Canada baking in a heat wave. So eager were Canadians to go driving in the evening that they did not let the closing of filling stations at 7 p.m. upset their plans. Motorists simply filled up before closing time. Between 6 and 7 the stations did a gold-rush business.

On the first "gasless" Sunday a steady stream of cars lined the roads; traffic was in its normal Sunday jam. Most drivers had filled their tanks on Saturday, but some set out with drums of gasoline strapped to their luggage racks....

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