Dramatization depicts production, black marketing of gas coupons and citizens' responsibilities in supporting gas rationing.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:7 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
'No Alternative' dramatizes citizens' responsibilities in supporting gas rationing in the United States. Dramatization: Tom interrupts a poker game to lecture on rationing, after Bob offers an illegal gas coupon to Frank. He talks about the production of automotive gasoline, increasing price and limited production of crude oil. Uses of crude oil: U.S. airmen and soldiers use crude oil to fuel aircraft and tanks. A U.S. aircraft drops bombs made with the use of crude oil. Workers produce synthetic rubber from crude oil at a plant. U.S. Navy ships, merchant fleets, railroads and war industries use crude oil. Tom explains how "black market" coupons cause shortages that affect war industries and military activities. Dramatization depicts safe breakers breaking into a ration board and stealing gas coupons worth 11 million gallons. Gasoline used by farmers in tractors, to take produce to the markets, finished ammunition, guns and tanks to the railroad stations so that they can be sent to the front. Tom points out ways to make rationing work and save gasoline including: formation of car pools, scorning illegal coupons, identifying coupons with the user's license number.
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