HORRORS OF WAR: How To Get A Tire

In every U.S. city and town, a little group of citizens got to work on a delicate, ticklish, thankless job. They were the new tire-rationing boards, serving without pay, appointed to decide who should get new tires and who should go without.

To get one of the 356,974 tires available this month (normal monthly purchases: 4,000,000) the U.S. citizen must now beg it from his local board. He must fill out a blank as complete as an income-tax statement, proving that he is in one of the 17 essential categories (medicos, common carriers, wholesale delivery, public service, etc.), that he...

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