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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COPPER CENTS

Mint has stopped coinage of copper One Cent pieces to save copper. Steel One Cent pieces are pieces are being coined. Piggy banks are unpatriotic; turn into War Stamps.

TUBE FOR TUBE

Save collapsible toothpaste, shaving cream, etc., tubes; must be turned in when buying new tubes. Exception - gift to member of armed services abroad when mailed by dealer.

COOKING

Keep burners clean; gas flame clear blue; save fuel.

LIGHTING

Turn out lights in empty rooms, lights not in use.

HEATING

Shut off heat in or from unused room; repair stoves, furnaces; clean flues, chimneys. Close house cracks. Insulate if you can. Consult - plumber, building contractor.

IDENTIFICATION

FINGERPRINTING

Required of Citizens Defense Corps personnel; others may be fingerprinted at Police Stations; some issue cards. Consult - Police officers, Defense Council officer.

IDENTIFICATION TAGS

Defense Councils will make available Identification Tags of fire-resistant, non critical fibre with name and number for 5 cents, cost price. Consult - Defense Council Identification officer.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Christening records, Bible entries, etc., help establish citizenship. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington D.C. furnishes data from old census and World War I records for $1--photostated, $2; under seal, $3.

COMMUNICATION