FOOD: Crisis Coming

The statisticians talked in a babel of tongues and it was left to the U.S. housewife to see the truth without words: the U.S. was in for trouble with the most vital of all supplies—food. She knew it from the simple evidence: her grocer's shelves and her butcher's hooks were emptying. Whether she tried, last week, to buy canned baked beans or soups or pork chops or coffee, she found she was getting up against it.

If all the U.S. housewives could have pooled their collective opinions it would have added up: 1) a food crisis is rapidly approaching; 2)...

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