Business: Processors' Melon

In Chicago last week Retail Butchers William Kessler, Charles Kessler and Louis Feldman sued U. S. meat packers for some $33,000,000. They wanted some $20,000,000 from Armour & Co. and Swift & Co., the remainder from 28 smaller packers. The amount claimed represented part of the processing tax money which had been put in escrow pending the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of AAA (TIME, Jan. 20). When that question was inexorably answered in the negative last month, packers (in Chicago and elsewhere) promptly recovered taxes totaling some $50,000,000. Meanwhile processors of...

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