I guess the reader can draw a couple of conclusions from this article: 1. The grocers must have had “on demand” or at least very frequent grocery deliveries before this. 2. The grocers were conscious of their civic duty and willing to do their part to support the war efforts. My grandmother talked often of the sacrifices ordinary citizens made so that supplies could be sent to the troops.
The Caddo Herald
Thursday, January 15, 1942
Caddo Grocers are Making but Two Deliveries a Day
Conforming to war needs, the grocers of Caddo will make but two deliveries of groceries per day, beginning Monday Jan. 19. Customers are respectfully requested to anticipate your grocery needs so as to conform to this agreement. You will also aid in the war effort if you will carry home as much as possible to save rubber and gasoline for war necessities.
To The Public:
All orders of groceries made before 10 o’clock each morning will be delivered before noon.
All orders received from then until 4pm will be delivered before night.
Orders received after 4pm will be delivered next morning.
This ruling begins on Monday, January 19 and will be strictly adhered to and no exceptions can be made. Please help us to help the war effort by not asking us to deviate.
We respectfully suggest that you can further help the cause by ordering larger quantities each time, so that fewer visits will be necessary.
Lake Brewer Grocery
Henry Bass Grocery
Wood Grocery and Market
The grocers wish it understood that this is strictly a war measure and the women are helping their boys who are in uniform when they help us to observe these rules.