U.S. At War: Sugar Rations

Soon every U.S. citizen will have his first wartime rationing book: a folder of 28 stamps, each good for one week's ration (probably ¾ Ib.) of sugar. Housewives will get their books at neighborhood schools; grocers will collect stamps for every sugar sale, pass them on to wholesalers in order to replenish their own supplies.

To prevent hoarding, no rationing book will be issued unless the applicant states that the family has no more than 2 Ib. of sugar on hand for each member (penalty for lying: up to ten years' imprisonment or a $10,000 fine). To prevent profiteering, Price Boss Leon...