Facts & Figures, Sep. 29, 1947

Bigger Cut. Livestock raisers,according to Department of Agriculture figures, are the chief beneficiaries of high-priced meat. They now get 70¢ of every consumer's dollar spent on meat, as against 51¢ in 1939. Although it had no exact figures on the remaining 30¢ , the department guessed that it was split as follows: commission agents 2¢, packers 10¢ , wholesalers 3¢ and retailers 15¢ .

Jersey Level. Standard,Gil Co. of New Jersey, which refused to hike its gasoline prices two months ago, won a price skirmish over competitors who did. As new customers flocked to Standard stations, the Texas...

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