|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun
Chronicle dated 3/26/1942.
SUGAR BOOKS IN MAY
Beginning Monday, May 4, and continuing through Thursday, May 7,
of Calhoun county will appear before teachers of the various schools
the county, and sign application blanks for sugar rationing
Residents are urged to make application early and not let the period
No books will be obtainable after the four-day registration period
two weeks have elapsed. Then application must be made to the
rationing board, not to the school.
Each registrant will receive a sugar rationing book containing 28
each stamp representing a two-weeks sugar allotment.
Fathers or mothers may register for each member of their families
all members will receive one book which must be presented at retail
for future sugar purchases.
The Government has not yet announced what will be the exact amount
each person a week, but it is expected that ration card holders will
permitted to buy between eight and 12 ounces a week. Since each
represents a two weeks' quota, residents will be allowed to buy either
a pound or a pound and a half for each member of the family during the
Effective April 27, sugar sales in all stores are to be halted for
one week. The ban has been ordered as a step preparatory to sale
under rationing, which will go into effect as soon as the moratorium
Government officials advised that the time of registration,
will tear out of each book a sufficient number of stamps to cover the
of sugar in excess of two pounds per person on hand in respective
This action is being taken to prevent hoarding of sugar supplies.
When consumers give stamps to retailers, storekeepers will use
stamps when they buy fresh supplies. They will be permitted to
an amount equal to the value of the stamps they hold.
Government officials have indicated that home canners this summer
be able to obtain enough sugar to put up fruits, jellies, preserves,
other food needs. The method of rationing is to be announced