CONSUMERS: Rationing for Gas?

The voluntary filling-station curfew in eastern seaboard States seemed to be at least a moral success last week. Whether it had actually cut down gas consumption, it was still too early to say. Petroleum Coordinator Harold Ickes indicated that the curtailment had fallen far short of the desired one-third. In any case, rationing of gasoline for motorists was more than a probability. Preparing for a vacation in the West (where he expects a less serious shortage), Coordinator Ickes said: "We want to give this voluntary campaign a fair trial."


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