Business: Milk Without Honey

Last week New York City's milkshed, largest in the world, was at war—the bitterest, toughest Blitzkrieg it has ever known. Battleground was New York's upstate dairy country, source of 2,640,000 of the milkshed's 4,000,000 daily quarts of milk (74% of which is sold in bottles, 26% as cream, butter, cheese, etc.).

This week, as swart Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia sat down in conference with strikers, besieged dealers and handlers, New York City's milk supply was halved. Home and hospital deliveries continued, but bakeries and restaurants received only a trickle.

On New York highways tight-lipped pickets of the new Dairy Farmers' Union halted market-bound trucks,...

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