World War II on the Oregon Home Front, Japanese Watch Towers, Food Rationing
Aaron Baker interviews Thelma Fisk, his paternal Grandmother about her experiences during World War II. The women of the small town voluntarily manned a lookout tower erected for spotting enemy Japanese war planes. Among gas shortages and food shortages the United States Office of Price Administration granted War Stamp Books to families, for rationing of food. If you had no stamp at the time of check out for sugar, you were out of luck. Thelma explains how her mother would ration sugar by hiding it in the house in case one day the store shelves were empty.