THE NATION: The Voice of Mexico (Mo.)

The fast-growing National Citizens' Committee to Curb Inflation, born in Mexico, Mo. (pop. 13,500) three months ago, marched into Washington for a rally last week, and it could hardly have picked a fitter time. Reason: last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that its retail price index had crept upward for the ninth month in a row, hitting a record peak of 119.6 (the 1947-49 average = 100) as compared with 115.4 a Year ago.

Founded by Missouri Apple Grower Paul C. Stark (father of the "victory garden" idea during World War II), the N.C.C.C.I, has a straightforward message:...

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