August 29, 1942

More Sharing with Brits/Military
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a press conference yesterday, President Franklin Roosevelt stated the public may be asked to do without meat one day each week. The plan would be instituted not because of shortages, rather to free up shipping space for war matériel. The move would also reduce the amount of meat Americans consume, which would result in more available to ship overseas to Great Britain and American armed forces. Other countries supply meat to Great Britain, but the United States is the closest supplier. The shorter routes would reduce the amount of time ships are exposed to enemy U-boats and other commerce raiders. The president made it clear that the plan was only under consideration and that the amount of impact it would have on shipping and supply has not yet been determined.

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