SELL YOUR IDLE TIRES TO UNCLE SAM-NOW !
EFFECTIVE NOV. 22. IT WILL BE ILLEGAL TO USE GASOLINE IN THE
OPERATION OF YOUR PASSENGER CAR IF YOU OWN IDLE TIRES
Idle Tires purchased by the Government will be used to help keep cars on the road for essential uses
IDLE TIRES MUST BE PUT TO WORK TO HELP WIN THE WAR
Norwood Daily Messenger, November 20, 1042
Idle Tires are seeded to keep America rolling. Workers must gee to their jobs. Farm products must be delivered to market. Essential services must go on. So Uncle Sam has taken steps to buy every idle tire for a national stockpile to keep every possible car in service until synthetic rubber production is able to take over the load.
The purpose of the Idle Tire Purchase Plan is not to take cars off the road, but to help keep cars on the road for essential rises. When you need other tires, the Government will do everything possible to see that you are supplied.
FACTS ABOUT THE IDLE TIRE PROGRAM
WHAT IS AN IDLE TIRE? Under the Idle Tire Purchase Plan, the ownership of passenger car tires will be limited to five tires per passenger car owned and to one tire for each running wheel of each passenger car trailer or other such equipment owned. Any passenger car tire in excess of those limits is an Idle Tire. Beginning November 22, it will be illegal to use gasoline or permit gasoline to be used in the operation of any passenger car if the owner of the car owns one or more Idle Tires. Furthermore, it will be illegal for any person owning a passenger car, to use or permit gasoline to be used in its operation if any person in his or her household who is related by blood, marriage or adoption, owns one or more Idle Tires.
(a) Passenger air tires Intended for use on cracks, taxicabs, public rental cars, jitneys, buses, can licensed for hire, etc., arc exempt from Idle Tire Purchase Plan reflations. The restrictions do not apply, however, if the owner of such tire also owns a private passenger car and uses gasoline in its operation.
(b) Passenger car tires intended for use on cars owned or leased by Federal, State, local and foreign governments also arc exempt.
(c) Passenger car tires in the hands of dealers (including car dealers), jobbers or manufacturers, bought or made for sale, are exempt if they have been reported to the Government on official inventory forms.
DISPOSING OF IDLE TIRES—Usable Idle Tires and Idle Tires that can be made usable by repairs can be disposed of only to the Government in accordance with the instructions given elsewhere on this page. Any other disposition of such Tires is illegal and subject to severe penalties. Idle Tires that are beyond repair should be sold to scrap dealer.
TRUCK AND BUS TIRES—TUBES—Compulsion does not apply to bus-type and truck-type tires and tubes, nor to passenger car cubes, but the Government will buy all that are offered.
PENALTIES—Severe penalties are provided for the illegal use of gasoline on and after November 22, or for making false statement about tire ownership. If in doubt on any question under the Idle Tire Purchase Plan, full details will be found in OP A Mileage Rationing Regulations.
READ THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
The Government’s Idle Tire Purchase Plan requires that you do two things if you wish to use gasoline to operate your passenger car.
FIRST. You must dispose of ALL Idle Tires. If the Idle Tires are usable or can be made usable by repairs, they MUST be sold to th® Government. If they are beyond repair, they should be sold to scrap dealers.
—In areas where Rxxoliae is already rationed, Idle Tiru own be disposed of before November 22.
—In areas where gasoline rationing becomes effective November 22, Idle Tires must be disposed of before you apply for a gasoline ration book.
SECOND. You must file n Government Tire Record Form. (Forms may be obtained at War Price and Rationing Board Offices, Post Offices and Garages.)
—In areas where gasoline la already rationed, Tire Record Forms must be taken or sent to your War Price and Rationing Board by December 12. Earlier is better because this form also contains the Tire Inspection Blank which must be signed by your War Price and Rationing Board and which you must have in your possession after December 12.
—Ia areas where gasoline rationing becomes effective November 22. Tire Record Forms may also be obtained at school houses when you register for gasoline. The forms must be filled la sad presented before you can obtain a gasoline ration book,
Note: In both areas, it will be illegal on and after November 22 to use or permit gasoline to be used by any passenger car you own if you, or any member of your household related by blood, marriage or adoption, owns one or more Idle Tires.