Ration Banking

Each month U.S. consumers put 130 million sugar-ration stamps into circulation and on the Eastern Seaboard 150 million gasoline coupons. After Nov. 22, the entire nation will use gas coupons, and when OPA's Christmas present of an all-purpose ration book reaches all the nation's people so many extra millions of coupons will be spent each month that local ration boards will no longer be able to cope with the ever-mounting piles of papers. So OPA last week started testing, in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area of New York, a plan for ration-coupon banking.

Four thousand gasoline and sugar wholesalers and sugar retailers in...

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