September 14, 1942

Reduced Speed Urged in Meantime
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The most important recommendations of the Baruch committee for saving rubber become effective today. However, the rationing of gasoline, which is designed to save rubber, will be delayed.  This had been one of the main objectives of the committee, but the framework for managing the program is not yet in place. The Office of Price Administration (OPA) anticipates the program will begin in early November of this year. Until then, drivers are urged to reduce speed and the number of trips. The Baruch committee warns that drivers must choose between “…discomfort and defeat.” The committee has recommended a nationwide 35-mile-an-hour speed limit.

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