U.S. At War: Two Little Meat

Too Little Meat

To many a U.S. citizen who yearned for a good steak last week, one kind of farm abundance (see above) was poor consolation for another farm shortage.

Boston, which needs a million pounds of meat a day, was getting only a fifth that much. On Thursday three carloads arrived instead of 75. People who wanted beans had to eat them without pork. People who wanted meat had to take lamb or poultry and pay the price. There were meat shortages also in Providence, Philadelphia, Cleveland, many another large city. Even in Chicago, meat center of the nation, some 50 independent...

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