War Time Control of Distribution of Foods: A Short History of the Distribution Division of the United States Food Administration, Its Personnel and Achievements

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Page 16 - ... oil, corn syrup or glucose, Rice, rice flour, Dried beans, Pea seed or dried peas, Cotton seed, cottonseed oil, cottonseed cake or cottonseed meal, Peanut oil or peanut meal, Soya bean oil, soya bean meal, palm oil or copra oil, Oleomargarine, lard, lard substitutes, oleo oil or cooking fats, Milk, butter or cheese, Condensed, evaporated or powdered milk, Fresh, canned or cured beef, pork, or mutton, Poultry or eggs, Fresh or frozen fish, Fresh fruits or vegetables, Canned: Peas, dried beans,...
Page 71 - Allies at least 75,000,000 bushels of wheat over and above what you have exported up to January 1st, and in addition to the total exportable surplus from Canada, I cannot take the responsibility of assuring our people that there will be food enough to win the war. Imperative necessity compels me to cable you in this blunt way. No one knows better than I that the American people, regardless of national and individual sacrifice, have so far refused nothing that is needed for the war, but it now lies...
Page 15 - ... manufacturing (including milling, mixing or packing), or distributing (including buying and selling) any of the following commodities : Wheat, wheat flour, rye or rye flour, Barley or barley flour, Oats, oatmeal or rolled oats, Corn, corn grits, cornmeal, hominy, corn flour, starch from corn, corn oil, corn syrup or glucose, Rice, rice flour, Dried beans, Pea seed or dried peas...
Page 46 - ... (b) held, contracted for, or arranged for by any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or other dealer in a quantity in excess of the reasonable requirements of his business for use or sale by him for a reasonable time...
Page 49 - ... staples, and that in doing so they be guided by the recommendations of the Conservation Department of the Food Administration. 7. We urge the most strict economy in the conduct of all retail grocery stores, and constant effort to eliminate all waste and extravagant methods, to the end that time, energy, fuel, equipment, and men may be conserved, and that wholesome food may be placed in the hands of consumers at the lowest possible prices. 8. We recommend that retailers throughout the country...
Page 46 - Rule 17. — The licensee shall not knowingly sell any food commodities to any person engaged in the business of selling such commodity, who shall, after this regulation goes into effect, violate the provisions of the Act of Congress approved August 10, 1917, by making any unreasonable rate or charge in selling or otherwise handling or dealing in such commodity, or by holding, contracting for, or arranging for a quantity thereof in excess of the reasonable requirements of his business for use or...
Page 106 - MAXIMUM MARGINS ON SALES BY RETAILERS TO CONSUMERS. (Issued Nov. 7, 1918.) The Food Administration has determined that any sales of food commodities at a gross margin above delivered cost in excess of those indicated below are unreasonable, and will be regarded as prima facie evidence of a violation of the statutes and of the above regulations. Percentage may be calculated on the selling price. Delivered cost shall mean the cost at the railroad, steamboat, or other terminal in the retailer's town....
Page 107 - ... evidence of a violation of the statute and of the above regulation. Percentage may be calculated on the selling price. Delivered cost shall mean the cost at the railroad, steamboat or other terminal in the retailer's town. Where the retailer is not located in a railroad or steamboat town he may include any hauling charge in the delivered cost. The lesser margin indicated is not a minimum margin, but is a maximum margin for those whose cost of doing business is less, such as stores which do not...
Page 30 - The announced object of this licensing system was (1) to limit the prices charged by every licensee to a reasonable amount over expenses, and...

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