Today in History
March 29, 1943
Americans Begin Rationing Meat
Americans are asked to ration meat as supplies dwindle during World War II. Consumers are already rationing sugar, coffee and canned goods. Everyone is awarded the same number of points and in theory can buy no more than their fair share. Still, a black market develops in some groceries where consumers pay higher prices for "under the counter" food.
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By Alistair Cooke, Atlantic Monthly Press, $24.00
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