Monday, March 12, 2018

Keeping Track of Congressional "X" Gas Rationing Cards

From the July 12, 2017, MidWeek  (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1942, 75 Years Ago.

**  "The drive for  the United Service Organization in Pierce Township nearly doubled its quota."

**  "Two hundred and fifty-eight Congressmen, 212 representatives and 48 senators, received unlimited "X" gasoline rationing cards, an examination of rationing board files here disclosed today.

"Of the representatives who got unlimited gasoline rations, 113 were Democrat, 98 Republicans and one Progressive, out of a total House membership of 435.  In the Senate, 32 Democrats, thirteen Republicans and one Progressive received "X" cards.  The Senate has a membership of 96."

Was It a Party Thing?  --GreGen

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