CONTROLS: Woefully Weak

A posse of cattlemen whooped into Washington last week to take justice into their own hands. They aimed to hang price controls on a sour apple tree. If that meant higher meat prices, they had a quick answer. Meat Packer Chris Finkbeiner of Little Rock, Ark. advised housewives: "If the money runs low, then just eat lower on the hog."

Though meat controls were the cattlemen's main target, the Administration feared that the meatmen were linked up with the potent cotton bloc to blast the entire price control program, now up for renewal by Congress. One cattleman admitted that "our...