Business: Egg Stabilization

In Manhattan last week the retail price of eggs dropped suddenly 5¢ to 6¢ a dozen. Same time, in Ohio, the hastily organized flood relief committee (see p. 12) learned that thousands of dozens of eggs were at its disposal for feeding the destitute. These two items of good news for egg-eaters were the complementary results of a single Government action to stabilize the egg market. Responsible for both was Henry Agard Wallace's Surplus Commodities Corp., an AAAffiliate. Most important natural factor in determining the price of eggs is the laying behavior of...

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