Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Democratic Advocate, August 24, 1945: Nylons New tires nylon stockings new radios
It was over 60 years ago this month that the government announced that wartime rationing on tires, nylon stockings and radios would end.
Nylons New tires nylon stockings new radios
Democratic Advocate, August 24, 1945
Happy Day Coming for Ladies—Nylons - New tires, nylon stockings, new radios.
The Government dropped good news about all three into American laps.
Government officials were careful not to speak of an end to rationing but they said motorists might get a break on new tires within 90 days. They predicted production might jump 100 per cent in the next three months.
That would mean a lot more tires for civilians. OPA officials said they thought they could hold most of the new peacetime goods—when it reaches the stores again—at or near 1942 prices. But they have a fight on their hands. Manufacturers contend that 1945 production costs demand higher than 1942 prices.
Nylon stockings may be back in circulation by Thanksgiving, or at least by Christmas. The Government has turned loose its controls on nylon and rayon. It still has a few details to work out about giving permission for making nylon hose. This should come quickly.
WPD said 3 1/2 million radios may be on the store shelves by Christmas. This was a surprise. The reason: An 80 per cent cut in military orders for radar and radio.
Rent ceilings are expected to disappear soon in certain places. For example: In areas where Army camps close or war plants shut down and people move away.
Democratic Advocate, August 24, 1945.
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