THE ADMINISTRATION: They Don't Understand

On gasoline the pressure tightened. In 16 Eastern States OPA cut the value of A cards 25% to save 20,000 bbl. of gas a day, in the rest of the U.S. ordered rationing to save rubber, beginning Dec. 1. And in many places the people fumed in rebellion.

A bloc of 75 Western Congressmen demanded a 90-day deferment of nationwide rationing, to them a wholly unnecessary act. Michigan's Representative Frank Hook got cheers for suggesting a clipping of Leon Henderson's authority, but the hefty OPA head stood his ground. Oil had to...

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