Sugar was in a nut house all last week. Even Government bureaus bickered with one another.

WPB jolted Washington with its bland statement that consumer sugar stocks were "only slightly below normal" and that there was no need for rationing. Up jumped the Agriculture Department: "Sugar for use in the continental U.S. is expected to be the smallest in 20 years." Then, with a so-there flip of its head, the Department added: "Rationing is necessary." OPA-which doled out the 130,000,000 sugar-ration cards-quickly and emphatically agreed.

All this hithering & thithering threw refiners and consumers into a dither. Most of them wanted...

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