News: Abbotsford - End Fat Rationing (29 Nov 1945)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Anderson, Bowles

----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 11/21/2018

Originally published in the Abbotsford Tribune, Thursday, November 19, 1945

The rationing of meats, butter, lard, cooking fats and oils ended Saturday. The announcement was made by the Secretary of Agriculture Anderson, and had the approval of Chester Bowles, OPA administrator.

Consumers were instructed by OPA to hang onto their red stamp ration books, however, because these will be used for sugar rationing.

The meat picture as announced by the supply agency with OPA’s approval estimates 165 pounds per capita per year at present. This compares with 150 pounds per capita, which was the 1935-1939 average consumption.



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