The Government kept looking the other way, but
the black market was still there. Finally, last week, the black market
got a cold but official nod. Checking Manhattan poultry sales, the
Market News Service (backed by the U.S. Agriculture Department and War
Food Administration) reported bluntly: "Market extremely firm at
prevailing black market prices."
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