COMMODITIES: Sugar Surplus

The Department of Agriculture reached into the nation's sugar bowl last week and pulled out some sweet news for housewives. The allotment for civilian users in the third quarter of 1947 will be raised to 1,970,000 tons, some 350,000 more than in the same period last year. To speed up sugar distribution, the department announced that 1) sugar stamp 12, which originally was to become valid July 1, could be used immediately, and 2) another stamp for ten pounds—bringing the year's total ration so far up to 35 pounds per user—will be validated Aug. 1. "If recent improvements continue,"...

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