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
General Orders for the Home Front
Compiled by Office of War Information in cooperation with State Defense Council of Florida
War Ration Stamp No. 12 is good for 3 pounds until May 31. Stamps 1 to 11 void. Consult - grocer.
War Ration Stamp No. 26 (Sugar Book) of persons who were 14 years of age or older at registration May 4, 5, 1942 good for 1 pound during 5 weeks beginning March 22 through April 25 - one cup a day average. Coffee stamps are Nos. 20 through 28. Mixtures containing coffee are rationed; concentrates, extracts, solubles are not.
Basic “A” Gasoline Ration Stamp No. 5 good for 3 gallons each, March 22 through July 21. Extension of time has the effect of reducing mileage approximately 50 per cent. Stamps 1-4 void. Supplementary rations may be obtained only on two conditions. Applicant must prove he is carrying full load (share-the-ride) or full load is not practicable, and that no adequate alternative means of transportation is available.
Stamp 17 (Sugar Book) good for one pair until June 15. Each person may have three pairs during year. Family may pool coupons to provide more shoes for those having greater need. Service men may get shoe certificate from Commanding Officer. Civilians should consult rationing board.