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OPA FORM R-1188    
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION
FUEL OIL RATION-IDENTIFICATION FOLDER
COUPONS MUST BE KEPT WITH THIS FOLDER
AT ALL TIMES
DEERFIELD RATIONING BOARD No.106
Main Street School Building Telephone 170
South Deerfield, Mass.
OIL IS IN THE FIGHT!
PERIOD FOR WHICH RATION IS ISSUED:
FROM 6/1/45 194- TO 9/1/45 194
BOARD STAMP American warships alone used 1,890% more fuel in 1944 than in 1941.
VALUE OF COUPONS ISSUED:
34 GALLONS
NAP
These ships guard the supply lines that feed and protect our men overseas.
SERIAL NUMBERS OF COUPONS ISSUED:
FROM 1073036 TO 107069 INCL.
Any Person Finding Lost Coupons Should Mail or Return Them at Once to the
Nearest War Price and Rationing Board
USE NO MORE FUEL OIL
THAN YOU MUST

Caryll Crafts
79 Graves St.
So. Deerfield, Mass.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This is a Fuel Oil Ration Identification Folder issued by the South Deerfield Rationing Board to Caryll Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. It identified the owner of the coupons, or stamps, enclosed. These stamps entitled Mr. Crafts to purchase 34 gallons of home heating oil between June 1, 1945 and September 1, 1945. Note the self-sacrificing and patriotic image captioned "Oil is in the Fight." This assures Mr. Crafts that he is doing his part for the war effort at home when he economizes on oil, thus freeing up more oil for American warships that "guard the supply lines that feed and protect our men overseas." The Office of Price Administration (OPA) used every opportunity to print patriotic rationales and justifications for rationing, encouraging Americans to support this homefront effort. Under "Your Part in the War," Mr. Crafts was reminded that "Military needs come first," and "There is not enough left to satisfy uncontrolled civilian demands. Rationing gives everyone a fair share."

 

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WWII Fuel Ration Identification Folder

printer   Government Printing Office
date   1945
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   8.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L05.161


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