So the government had to assume control and impose oil rationing on the country, in order to protect the essential enterprises.
Their food rations are something awful, though.
Let us put it this way: Mr. Mouch is the man who is rationing oil-for the time being.
To workwith no chance for an extra ration, till the Cambodians have been fed and the Patagonians have been sent through college.
The rations of coal, established by Wesley Mouch, permitted the heating of homes for three hours a day.
I have obtained for you the top priority on copper wire, the first claim, the uppermost ration level, I’ve given you all the cards, certificates, documents and requisitions-what else do you want?
The towns were like scattered puddles, left behind by a receding tide, still holding some precious drops of electricity, but drying out in a desert of rations, quotas, controls and power-conservation rules.
ůsuch as power companies, who drank oil by the trainful and would make no allowances for human frailty, began to convert to coal —and the smaller customers, who were more tolerant, began to go out of business-the boys in Washington imposed rationing on oil and an emergency tax on employers to support the unemployed oil field workers-then a few of the big oil companies closed down-then the little fellows in the sun discovered that a drilling bit which had cost a hundred dollars, now costů
Granting man less dignity than they grant to cattle, ignoring what an animal trainer could tell them-that no animal can be trained by fear, that a tortured elephant will trample its torturer, but will not work for him or carry his burdens —they expect man to continue to produce electronic tubes, supersonic airplanes, atom-smashing engines and interstellar telescopes, with his ration of meat for reward and a lash on his back for incentive.
There are no more uses of "ration" in the book.
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Gasoline was rationed during the 1970s oil embargo.
During the Second World War, most commodities were rationed, so more resources could be devoted to the war effort.