December 25, 1944

Claims New Ration Stamps Being Saved
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Popular Price Shoe Retailers, Inc., on December 21 proposed a rationing holiday on shoes. It asked that the temporary holiday be initiated immediately for fifteen million leather shoes. This is the number of shoes the retail group states is frozen on store shelves, all in the four-dollar class. The group claims the public is refusing to use ration stamps, instead saving the new stamps to purchase higher-priced shoes. The group also claims the temporary holiday would offset inflation of shoe prices and allow the currently short supply to be extended. The group states the current system “…has operated like a glacier, freezing one price line after another in its path…” opens up.

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