AUTOS: Rock Bottom

The U.S. is almost out of new automobiles. Since Feb. 1, 1942, OPA has carefully doled out 500,000 precious new cars. Now there are only 30,000 left, a supply which in prewar years would have lasted only three days. To stretch them over the continuing production ban, OPA has thinned down the July quota to 7,000 cars, a drop of 22% from the June allotment.

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