From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, November 1945.
Shoe rationing ended officially at midnight Tuesday. And poor papa now can get a pair of shoes. Step by step we move nearer the end of all rationing as another war-time restriction is obliterated.
The official announcement came Tuesday, when OPA Administrator Chester Bowles announced that the production of ration-type shoes had taken a big jump since V-J Day, thus paving the way for the termination of the rationing order.
Production of former ration-type shoes in November and December will reach a peak of close to 30 million pairs a month. This production figure is expected to reach or equal normal consumer demand before the war.