WWII War Ration Book Two - January, 1943 This book is the property of the United States Government. It is unlawful to sell or give it to any other person or to use it or permit anyone else to use it, except to obtain rationed goods for the person to whom it was issued. Persons who violate Rationing Regulations are subject to 10,000 dollar fine or imprisonment, or both.
Many purchases required stamps torn from ration books. Here is an example of the points needed for certain canned goods. "News on the Home Front," a novel of the 1940s, by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson.
1943. In early 1943, the Office of Price Administration introduced a system for rationing canned goods — which were needed for troops overseas and also used scarce metals. Each person had 48 points’ worth of ration stamps per month for canned, dried, and frozen foods.