Understand how to spend your 48 points per month with this chart.
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This news article from October of 1943 explained the details of points allotted to each size of can.
More kitchen fat means more glycerine to
make bombs and bullets!
Ad from newspaper page above
Sugar Purchase Certificate
We must get along with less sugar this year
because Military needs are high.
DO NOT APPLY FOR MORE SUGAR THAN YOU ACTUALLY NEED!
View a 1943 canning application form
Need a refrigerator?
View an application to buy a refrigerator - reverse side of application
||By 1944, whisky had disappeared from liquor
store shelves as distilleries converted to the production of industrial
alcohol. New car production was banned beginning January 1, 1942 as former
auto plants switched to the production of military vehicles. Thirty
percent of all cigarettes produced were allocated for service men, making
cigarettes a scarce commodity on the home front by 1944. By the end
of the war, rationing limited consumption of almost every product with
the exception of eggs and dairy foods.
Most rationing restrictions ended in August of 1945 except for sugar rationing, which lasted until 1947 in some parts of the country.
For many who served on the home front, rationing may be the most remembered daily aspect of the war.
Rationing registration instructions for Ames, Iowa
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This motivational page entitled,
is from the 1943 Sear, Roebuck and Co. catalog.
You also serve -- you who stand behind the plow, pledged to feed the Soldier, the Worker, the Ally, and, with God's help, all the hungry victims of this war! You also serve -- you who farm, you who pray and sacrifice. You'll feed the World even if it means plowing by lantern light, and harvesting by hand -- even children's hands -- even if it means putting up the trucks and going back to covered wagons once again...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
Urges you to:
See your County USDA War Board
Meet your 1943 farm goals
Keep tractors working
Take good care of your machinery
Conserve your trucks
Turn in your scrap
Buy War Bonds
Farmers must win the Battle of the Land with the machinery they already have.
(page 1 - Introductory information about Rationing)
(page 2 - Rationing Books and Stamps)
(this page - Liquor, cigarettes, canned goods - Farmers, the soldiers without uniforms)
(page 4 - War Bonds & War Savings Stamps)