MEAT: Respite

In a big, dark-paneled room in Chicago's Saddle & Sirloin Club last week, Price Boss Michael V. Di Salle faced a crowd of 250 angry cattlemen and told them what's what on the subject of beef controls. Six months ago, said he, cattlemen had assured him that if beef prices were left uncontrolled, they would level off. By April, livestock prices had soared another 12%, and the total rise up to the present since January 1950 to 53% (v. only 14% for all foods). Said Di Salle: "Under these circumstances, we were forced...

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