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Controlling price of gas during war

May 25, 2008

Regarding "Chrome, schrome. Truckers are all about mileage now." (The Garage, May 17):

If I remember correctly, about the time I was in the Navy during World War II, our government had a department called the Office of Price Administration. I believe its purpose was to control the cost of goods during wartime.

The enormous cost of gasoline is placing a tremendous hardship on so many Americans, while the oil companies are making record profits. Why couldn't an OPA be instituted by our government again?

George Clair Swanson

Sierra Madre

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