National Affairs: At the Pump

Curfew on gas stations in the East last week got startling results. The first was the discovery by the Government that instead of dropping, gasoline consumption rose an estimated 8%. The second was the discovery by the public that Government rationing had already arrived. Without warning, OPACS' Leon Henderson ordered oil companies to cut their deliveries to filling stations 10%. That did give motorists a jolt.

Bewildered by this sudden turn of events (though something like it had been promised), consumers wondered how the remaining 90% was going to be distributed. Outside of declaring that service stations should discriminate in favor of...

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