U.S. At War: M-Day for Civilians

U.S. citizens cannot legally buy a pound of sugar this week anywhere. Next week they will line up at their schoolhouses for rationing books, and on May 5 a new U.S. era will begin. For the first time, in the land of plenty, a common foodstuff will be doled out on ration coupons: one-half pound a week of sugar for each citizen until the end of June, an undetermined amount after that.

On May 15, 10,000,000 motorists in 17 States along the Atlantic Seaboard will also receive ration books. Harold Ickes' gasoline shortage,...

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