COFFEE: Back to Rationing?

The U.S. was mighty close to rationing coffee again. Sad-faced Judge John C.

Collet, Economic Stabilizer, sadly admit ted as much last week. He announced a new subsidy program designed to get more coffee into the U.S. during the next three months. Said he: U.S. coffee supplies are so short that a subsidy is "the only alternative either to a return to rationing or to a price increase to consumers of 5^ or more per pound of roasted coffee." Thus the RFC will pay about $25,000,-ooo to Latin American growers, at the rate of 3^ a pound, for all...

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