OIL: Ickes Finds a Friend

To many an Eastern Seaboard filling-station owner, long forced to hire extra help and stay open at night for competitive reasons, Harold Ickes has been a blessing that upped their profits. To the Senate hearing on gasoline rationing (TIME, Sept. 22), some of them sent a man to plead for keeping Ickes' 7 p.m. curfew. Last week in Utah, far from the Eastern shortage belt, members of the State's Association of Petroleum Retailers adopted the curfew just because they liked it.

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