Coffee, as typical of U.S. life as gasoline, will soon be rationed. Leon Henderson promised as much last week; U.S. housewives have long guessed it from the state of their grocers' shelves. Even No. 1 U.S. coffee merchant A. & P. had to turn away customers from many stores, finally borrowed some Colombian coffee stored on Staten Island. The stuff got so scarce that huge General Foods slapped a temporary embargo on Maxwell House last month, had to refuse to make any deliveries until a few days ago. Like sugar and gasoline,...

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