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Tire Rationing Rules, 1942

From The Chatsworth Times
January 8, 1942

New Tire Rationing Committee Appointed;
Regulations Announced

A new tire rationing committee composed of R. E. Chambers, Arnold Hufstetler and W. B. Robinson, has been named by Dr. J. S. Jones, Murray County Defense Chairman.

The new committee to replace the first one appointed had to be named when defense official ordered that anyone connected with the distribution of tires could not serve on the rational group, Dr. Jones stated.

January Quota

Murray county's tire and tube quota for the month of January, as announced last Thursday, is as follows: 11 tires and 9 tubes for passenger cars; 20 tires and 17 tubes for trucks. But even this small number of tires and tubes cannot be used by the general public. They are available for only a few limited purposes.

Tire Regulations

Regulations provide that tires and tubes may be purchased only when they are to be used as follows:

a. On a vehicle which is operated by a physician, surgeon, visiting nurse or a veterinary, and which is used principally for professional services.

b. On an ambulance.

c. On a vehicle used exclusively for one or more of the following purposes:

    1. To maintain fire fighting services;

    2. To maintain necessary public police services;

    3. To enforce such laws as relate specifically to the protection of public health and safety;

    4. To maintain garbage disposal and other sanitation services;

    5. To maintain mail service.
d. On a vehicle, with a capacity of ten or more passengers, operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes:
    1. Transportation of passengers as part of the services rendered to the public by a regular transportation system;

    2. Transportation of students and teachers to and from school;

    3. Transportation of employees to and from any industrial or mining establishment or construction project except when public transportation facilities are readily available;

e. On a truck operated exclusively for one or more of the purposes stated in the preceding section or for one or more of the following purposes:

    1. Transportation of ice and of fuel.

    2. Transportation of material and equipment for the building and maintenance of public roads.

    3. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction and maintenance of public utilities.

    4. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction and maintenance of production facilities.

    5. Transportation of material and equipment for the construction of defense housing facilities and military and naval establishments.
    6. Transportation essential to render roofing, plumbin, heating and electrical repair services.

    7. Transportation by any common carrier.

    8. Transportation of waste and scrap materials.

    9. Transportation of raw materials , semi-manufactured goods, and finished products, including farm products and (image too faint to read)

    10. On farm tractors or other farm implements other than automobiles or trucks for the operation of which rubber tires or tubes are essential.

    11. On industrial, mining, and construction equipment other than automobiles or trucks for the operation of which rubber tires and tubes are essential.


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