GOVERNMENT: Freed Banana

In past months the Office of Price Stabilization has fearlessly taken controls off such items as sphygmo-oscillometers, Eskimo handicraft, canned rattlesnake meat, Easter-egg dye, truffles, cat beds, wigs, shoehorns, comb cleaners and incense burners. Last week it broadened the vistas of free enterprise. It removed price ceilings on "clay targets used in artificial shooting" and on "non-edible foods," e.g., wax apples and bananas.


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