• Short Summary

    RHODESIAN MOTORISTS SPENT SOME OF THEIR WEEKEND QUEUEING AT POST OFFICES TO RECEIVE THEIR NEW PETROL RATIONING IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND COUPONS FOR MAY AND JUNE.

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    HALF EMPTY CAR PARKS; MOTORISTS QUEUEING FOR COUPONS; GARAGES FILLING UP CARS; MAN ON MOTORISED CYCLE.




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    Background: RHODESIAN MOTORISTS SPENT SOME OF THEIR WEEKEND QUEUEING AT POST OFFICES TO RECEIVE THEIR NEW PETROL RATIONING IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND COUPONS FOR MAY AND JUNE. THE NEW COUPON SYSTEM COMES INTO EFFECT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AND MOST MOTORISTS WILL FIND THAT THEIR OLD ALLOCATION HAS NOW BEEN CUT BY 25 PER CENT.

    THE BASIC RATIONING UNIT HAS BEEN CUT FROM EIGHT PINTS TO SIX. AN AVERAGE FAMILY CAR MERITS TWO UNITS PER WEEK AND THERE IS A SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCE ACCORDING TO THE DISTANCE BETWEEN RESIDENCE AND PLACE OF WORK. THE SAME CAR OWNED BY A MAN LIVING SEVEN MILES FROM WORK COULD CLAIM OF 30 PINTS (2 AND THREE QUARTER GALLONS).

    MR. JACK MUSSETT, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE SMITH REGIME, WARNED MOTORISTS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO "MAKE DO" WITH THE SIX PINT PETROL UNIT. HE SAID THAT WHILE STOCKS AND SUPPLIES OF MOTOR FUEL WERE ADEQUATE TO MEET RHODESIA'S PRESENT AND FUTURE NEEDS, THE 25 PER CENT CUT IN THE UNIT WAS STILL NECESSARY IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    THE PETROL RATIONING IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON RHODESIAN MOTORISTS. SALISBURY'S USUALLY CROWDED CAR PARKS ARE HALF EMPTY NOW AND MANY PEOPLE WITH TWO CARS ARE USING ONLY ONE - CLAIMING THE PETROL FOR BOTH. ANOTHER SOLUTION FOR RHODESIANS LUCKY ENOUGH TO OWN MOTORISED CYCLES, IS TO USE THE CAR ALLOWANCE FOR THE SMALL ENGINES FITTED TO CYCLES. THE CYCLES ENTITLE THE OWNER TO AN EXTREMELY SMALL AMOUNT OF PETROL.

    THERE IS NEWS FROM SALISBURY TODAY THAT THE PRICE OF PETROL AND DIESEL FUEL IS TO RISE SHARPLY. FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT PETROL IS TO GO UP BY ONE SHILLING AND THREEPENCE A GALLON AND DIESEL FUEL BY SEVENPENCE A GALLON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASGPMNNNDM2C8VZA4HWV9KVW1
    Media URN:
    VLVAASGPMNNNDM2C8VZA4HWV9KVW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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