December 22, 1943

Christmas Bonus for Housewives
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the year comes to a close and companies are issuing dividends to stockholders, the Office of Price Administration (OPA) last night issued a “dividend” on pork chops. The OPA declared that effective midnight last night, the Spare Ration Stamp Number 1 in Ration Book Number 4 counts as five extra points for the purchase of pork. This special “dividend” is only available to those holding Ration Book Number 4, not restaurants, hotels, and similar entities. The extra points will remain in effect for only about ten days, expiring midnight January 2, 1944. The move by the OPA is designed to alleviate the building stock of swine in hog markets and storage facilities due to lack of purchasers.

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