When rationing laws are put into effect, some people will always find ways around them. How the black market occurred in his town John Smith, does not know, but he certainly knew that there were workarounds to the law.

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Sugar Smuggling

What I said about sugar, I said we had some moonshine activity. Mrs. Perkins, [owner of the] grocery store I worked at… a man would come in late on a Saturday night, just about closing time, in the back room and wheeled out a hundred pound bags of sugar in his truck to take out. This was the only person who needed that much, and that was wrong, because it was rationed and I don’t know how the owner was compensated for it.