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February 1, 1918

The regulation of the use of wheat in making breads was extended to hotels  and restaurants. Bakers would be permitted to call the product Victory Bread and increase its sugar content. President Wilson also proclaimed that importers of coffee beans would be licensed to stop speculation in the commodity.  To address the shortage of healthy recruits being less than five feet tall would no longer be an automatic disqualification for  the "exceptionally proportioned."

Source: "New For Rules Demand Licenses," Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, February 1, 1918. Page 1, Column 3. 

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