May 24, 1943

Remote Workers Receive More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) announced today that workers in remote locations, such as loggers and miners, will receive extra rations for meats and fats beginning May 29. It is deemed that these workers do not have ready access to fresh food supplies and, therefore, must make larger purchases. The OPA statement read, in part, “This is the equivalent of a seventy-five per cent increase in the sixteen points a week received by the ordinary civilian.” The OPA announcement comes one day after the Office of Defense Transportation (ODT) ordered a forty per cent overall reduction in mileage for all commercial vehicles in the twelve eastern states. Trucks delivering luxury goods, such as ice cream, flowers, and spirits, may have their mileage reduced by as much as eighty per cent, resulting in shortages of luxuries in the eastern states.

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