Shanks' Mare

The squeeze was on. Without gasoline to burn, the U.S. was getting back on to an older method of locomotion: shanks' mare. In 17 States the gas rationing had already sharply changed the lives of 8,500,000 motorists and the uncounted millions who rode with them. After July 1 the meager rations would probably be made more meager. And some time after July 1 the entire nation would go on rations. The reason was one word: rubber.

The rationing to come would probably give the great majority of U.S. drivers only enough gas to...

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