This Day In History: 1943-01-17
James Kearney Jr., State Director of the Office of Price Admins ratio issued a comprehensive explanation of how the new Ration Book number Two would be used. Every person in the State was to receive a book. Distribution to children would be thorough the schools. Adults would have to pick them up and supply proper identification. The blue stamps in the books were for canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, the red ones were to be used later for meat rationing. Announcements would begin and what the various stamps permitted the consumer to buy.