July 16, 1943

Prediction of Early August
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prediction yesterday by the Office of Price Administration (OPA) is the end of coffee rationing nears. OPA officials said the rationing will end by August 11 if not earlier. The prediction was reportedly reached by the OPA and the Department of Agriculture. The supply of coffee is sufficient to provide for demand by the American public. Officials went on to say that an unforeseen event such as a resumption of the U-boat war in the shipping lanes from South America could delay the end of rationing. President Roosevelt recently commented on the progress of the U-boat war and speculated on the end of coffee and sugar rationing. However, the end of sugar rationing was not part of the OPA prediction.

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