March 23, 1944

Butter Shortage Also Remains
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Head of the War Food Administration (WFA), Marvin Jones, admitted yesterday to concern over the domestic supply of wheat. When asked about a statement from a War Production Board official that the wheat surplus is depleted, Jones stated, “I am concerned about wheat.” He went on to say that “…more wheat should be available from South America.” Jones was testifying about extending price controls and the stabilization act at a Senate banking committee. Also announced yesterday was the recommendation by the American Butter Institute that the current 16-point ration value on butter be extended through April. It reported the supply of butter remains low in many areas of the country. The WFA has stated the setting aside of butter for armed forces and lend-lease uses will resume in April.

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