Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A Growing Rubber Shortage Hits Home in DeKalb County
From the May 27, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1942, 75 Years Ago.
"A new list of approved tire sales was issued today by H.H. Pearce of the Sycamore rationing zone. Along with the list he emphasized that his latest instructions are to the effect that greater care must be taken from ow on in issuing approvals.
"The rubber shortage as compared with the growing needs of the army, the problems yet to be ironed out in the making of synthetic rubber, and other kinds in the proceedings have brought forth a glaring need of restricting tire sales."