Various Homes Give Up Hoarded Flour Stores


From The Indianapolis News, Friday, March 29: Following the confiscation of eighteen sacks of flour at an Indianapolis home earlier in the week and the seizure of nine sacks of flour yesterday, Stanley Wyckoff, Marion County food administrator, made it clear that he proposed to uncover all flour supplies that he could find that exceeded the food regulation limit that a city family may have of at any one time of 24½ pounds, and a farm family of 49 pounds. Several persons brought hoarded flour to Wyckoff’s office or telephoned the office to report excess amounts that they had in their homes. Flour turned in by these hoarders varied from 50 to 200 pounds. Wyckoff took the flour off their hands and paid them cash for it at the market price. He will turn over the flour to local bakers.

“Various Homes Give Up Hoarded Flour Stores,” The Indianapolis News, 29 March 1918, p. 1:5

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