What Uncle Sam Asks of You
General Orders for the Home Front

From: State Defense Council, Subject files, 1940-1946, Series 419

This document was compiled by the Office of War Information in cooperation with State Defense Council of Florida. It explains the rationing system in place at the time.


What Uncle Sam Asks of You

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What Uncle Sam Asks of You

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tion order and wait three months. Consult — Realtor, banker, lawyer, Area Rent Attorney or Director.

Motor Vehicles

Certificates of War Necessity

No “commercial” motor vehicles—includes all trucks, single unit or fleet—can be supplied with gasoline, tires, or parts, without Certificate or War Necessity. If applications blank for Certificate is needed write:

District Office
Division of Motor Transport
Office of Defense Transportation
Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Mobile, Alabama

Consult — USDA War Board; County Agent; Defense Council Transportation officers.

Tire Inspection for commercial vehicles: every 60 days or every 5000 miles, whichever comes first.

Temporary Rations for commercial vehicles: no more temporary gasoline rations will be granted by rationing boards. Certificates of War Necessity must be presented.

Speed Limit

35 miles an hour, except military vehicles

Tire Purchase-Inspection

Car owners who comply with regulations may obtain tires on following terms according to Ration Book Issued, dependent on quotas available:

All drivers who are allowed up to 240 miles driving per month may purchase Grade 3 tire.

All drivers who are allowed from 241 to 560 miles driving per month may purchase Grade 2 or Grade 3 tire at the applicant’ts option.

All drivers who are allowed over 561 miles driving per month may purchase Grade 1, 2, or 3 tire at the applicant’ts option.

Holder of A book must have had first inspection of tires by March 31, 1943 and every six months afterward.

Hold of B book must have had first inspection of tires by February 28, 1943, and ever four months afterward.