CRIME: Milk Racket

When country producers collaborate to improve their incomes, they receive the blessing of the U. S. government and loans from the Federal Farm Board. When city middlemen similarly collaborate, they tread dangerous ground. They may be racketeers.

Last fortnight bleachers had to be erected in a New York courtroom to accommodate 86 defendants in a poultry-selling racket (TIME, Oct. 21). Last week the New York authorities started action against another, similar game, common to all big cities—"coöperative" selling of loose (unbottled) milk. The New York milk racket was notable and illustrative...

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