FOOD: Grade-A Crisis

Headed straight for the U.S. housewife's doorstep and Economic Stabilizer James F. Byrnes's lap this week is a milk crisis of Grade-A quality.

Bad enough was the housewife's normal milk problem: how to get a bottle of good milk cheap despite a hocus-pocus of trade names, grades and delivery methods. Much worse is the problem now threatening: how to get milk at all.

First is the question of supplying civilians, the military, Lend-Lease. Back in 1930 the U.S. produced 100 billion pounds of milk and milk products. The figure is jumping to 120 billion pounds this year, maybe to 122 billions...

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