1. 90 percent of the people who would remember this are now dead.

    1. I wasn’t born until several months after the new article cited, but I did grow up in Childersburg, AL, a village which became a “Boom Town” when a major munitions plant was built there early in WW II. After the war the plant closed and the town was becoming a ‘ghost town’ when a group of state and local leaders worked to find suitable industry to use the vacated facilities. This brought a major newsprint plant to town. One of the factors in attracting the plant was the supply of southern slash pine in the area. A process of using pine to produce newsprint was only developed near the end of the war, and I understand brought down the price of paper significantly. I would say it was quite feasible that such rationing took place during WW II.

    2. And your point is?

      If the younger generations do not bother to study their history, they are bound to repeat it. That I do believe is the purpose of Alabama Pioneers web page, is to teach history to those willing to learn (and not repeat the same mistakes over again)

  2. My Dad, Tom Stokes was a merchant who was in and out of New Orleans on business during WWII. The said while sugar was rationed, it was siting and ruining on docks and In warehouses in the city.

  3. Interesting story. I’d love to know the rest of it. For example, what was the response of the agency, did things change, or was this just a politician being a politician.

  4. You had to have stamp for everything shors,sugar butter. Coo,I h oil,Those was some hard time

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