SUGAR: Foresight Fails to Pay

Sugar ration cards were on Washington presses last week. "Within a few weeks," said Leon Henderson, consumers will be rationed to 50 lb. per person for 1942 (v. last year's consumption, including hoarding, of 74 lb.).* Industrial sugar users will also have to reduce their sugar use by about one third.

Rationing was made necessary more by hoarders' fears of it than by a serious shortage in 1942 supplies. Nor does his 1942 quota (77 lb., counting industrial supplies) threaten the U.S. citizen's health, whatever it does to his sweet tooth. But industrial users are in a worse fix. Not only...

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