Citizens learn how to support the war through rationing, 1942

State Advisory Committee of Consumer Interests. Suggestions to County Committees of Consumer Interests.


Wartime defense needs put a strain on the resources available to the average American. State Councils of Defense organized committees to educate consumers on the changes and choices that would have to be made in response to shortages. In Wisconsin, the Consumer Interests Committee organized county consumer councils and organizations to educate people on basic cost- and product-saving measures. Citizens were urged to plant gardens, carpool, preserve food, and learn some general home maintenence. Classes were organized specifically for women in home and car repair. County organizers were given these instruction and suggestions on how best to get consumers involved in more conscious buying.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: State Advisory Committee of Consumer Interests
Pub Data: Wisconsin. State Council of Defense. State Advisory Committee of Consumer Interests, 1942, 1943. (WI Def 2.6/2: C6 1-3)
Citation: "Suggestions to County Committees of Consumer Interests." (Wisconsin. State Council of Defense. State Advisory Committee of Consumer Interests, 1942, 1943); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1293; Visited on: 9/20/2014
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