FOOD: The Great Egg Scandal

The Great Egg Scandal moved apace. The U.S. had not only bungled. It intended to go on bungling. In Manhattan last week, OPA lifted the top ceiling on eggs 2¢ per dozen, the second increase in two weeks. Over the whole of the U.S., egg ceilings have been raised some 8¢ per dozen in the last two months. Reason: hens are beginning their vacation from egg-laying.

This does not mean that there is an egg shortage in sight. War Food Administration has on its hands 1,400,000 cases of eggs—approximately a half billion eggs. WFA is still frantically trying to get rid...

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