304 - DISTRIBUTINGAllocations and rationingMotor fuel obtained against a supply permit must not be sold by a consumer toother consumers. Motor manufacturers, however, and repair shops are permitted todeliver the motors manufactured or repaired by them with a supply of fuel. Consumers are nevertheless permitted to sell the fuel to authorized distributing companies and are even obliged to do so if directed by the agenoy that issued the supply permit.Lubricants.- Large distributors of lubricants obtain monthly quotas corresponding to their previous share in the total business. They make deliveries to wholesalers against dealer
s certificates (Handlersoheine) which the wholesalers reoeivefrom the Sub-Trade Group of Lubricant Wholesalers, granted in accordance with theirprevious share. Consumers get their materials against various ration cards.The rules governing allocation and distribution of lubricants differ regardinguse in internal combustion engines and other uses (Schmierstoffe fur nichtmoterische
The general rule for both types is as follows:"Lubricants must be applied for, bought, and used exclusively for war andother most essential purposes, and only in quantities which are necessary for thosepurposes under the most economical use and in compliance with the regulations concerning used oil.
The order lists all materials to be regarded as lubricants. (See Appendix 16)In the allocation of lubricants for purposes other than for .use in internalcombustion engines the rules differentiate between large consumers,,medium consumers.
and small consumers.Large consumers are those who had been designated as such by the Reichsstellein unpublished orders given to individual firms (Einzelverordnungen). These firmsobtain permits for the acquisition of lubrioants from the Schmierstoffgemeinschaft,the cartel for lubricants.Medium consumers are all those who do not specifically or automatically fallinto one of the other two classifications. They obtain their permits for the acquisition of lubricants from the Regional Economic Offices.Small consumers are those who did not use any lubricants in 1943, or who didnot use more than 60 kilos. They are permitted to acquire lubricants up to 20 ,kilos per annum without a permit, or, if the quantity used in 1943 was more than 20
the same quantity as used in 1943, but not in excess of 60 kilos. Quantitiesin excess of that amount must be authorized by the Regional Eoonomio Office.Contrary to the rules outlined above, the acquisition of certain lubrioants,or lubrioants for certain uses, must be authorized by steering boards. The orderlists these lubrioants and uses, indicating the respective steering boards. Theseboards are listed in Appendix 17.Another exception to the general rules was made in connection with so-calledspecial lubricants (Sondersohmiermitteln). These are defined for the purpose ofthe order as "watch oil, graphite suspensions and other specialities used and acquired ordinarily in very small quantities". Large and medium consumers may acquirethese without a permit up to 20 kilos per annum.The foregoing account has referred to permits to acquire lubricants. Permits,however, are not sufficient to obtain the material, for lubricants must not be delivered to consumers without lubricant stamps (Schmierstoffmarken) of the Reichsstelle f5r MineralSl. The stamps are issued on the basis of the permits, apparentlyby the Eoonomic Offices, as in the case of other materials.Small consumers, who obtain their limited quantities without rationing, mustmake a written declaration as to quantities used in a form prescribed in the order.In the allocation of lubrioants for use in Internal combustion engines, lubricating oil must not be delivered or accepted without motor oil certificates (Motor