November 9, 1942

Rationing No Longer Limited to Eastern States?

WASHINGTON—Seventeen eastern states have been under gasoline rationing since May 11 of this year. Due to Japanese seizure of natural rubber supplies in the South Pacific, gasoline rationing is required in those densely populated states to limit driving and preserve tires. Most citizens receive A stickers and have to make do on three gallons a week. War workers receive B stickers and are allotted five gallons a week. There is talk the Petroleum Administration for War (PAW) will extend the mandatory rationing to all states by the end of the year. Midwesterners and Westerners, get ready to make the Basic Mileage Coupon book your friend just as Easterners have for the past six months.

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