July 23, 1943

Corn-on-Cob Season Periled!
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) yesterday announced the ration-point value of butter will increase from eight to ten effective August 1. The news comes as the nation enters prime corn-on-the-cob season. The OPA stated demand for butter has been approximately five per cent higher than the allotment for civilian use. The increase in points is necessary to curb demand before supply reaches an “…uncomfortably low…” level. At the same time, the OPA is reducing the point value for shortening, lard, and oils by one point each to increase demand for those items. The point value for margarine remains unchanged. The current supply of lard and oils exceeds the allotment by the War Food Administration (WFA).

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