Foreign News: The Ration Shrinks

Although still better fed than Germans, Britons none the less felt last week a sharp, specific pinch. They had been expecting the meat situation to ease somewhat for Minister of Food Lord Woolton declared fortnight ago: "The meat shortage is only temporary." Instead last week Lord Woolton was obliged to admit: "For the first time in 17 months of war we failed last week to meet the meat ration."

Suiting drastic action to these words, Woolton abruptly lowered the British meat ration, which last month stood at 47¢ worth of meat per person...

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