East Aurora Advertiser

Editorial: Remembering the “A” Sticker

Most Americans, if they know about World War II rationing, know about it from a history book or second hand from someone of the Greatest Generation. So as complaints increase about the rising price of gasoline due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, consider the “A” sticker.

The “A” sticker entitled the owner of a car to three or four gallons of gas a week during World War II rations. Today a generous assumption of 30 miles per gallon means an “A” fill-up would provide about 120 miles of trav...

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