National Affairs: The Pork Standard

In Hamtramck, an independent municipality completely surrounded by Detroit, 250 housewives led by Mrs. Mary Zuk formed the Women's League Against the High Cost of Living, began picketing butchers' shops and branches of packing plants. They demanded a 20% cut in the price of meats. All but one shop in town closed. Angry butchers petitioned AAA to explain to Mrs. Zuk and friends that they were not responsible for the price of meat. AAA refused to admit its responsibility for meat prices.

Meanwhile a startling dearth of pork began to make news. The Chicago...

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