COMMODITIES: Please, with Sugar on It

After months of being pestered to take controls off business, Washington was surprised last week by a new request: sugar growers and refiners pleaded unanimously for continuation of Government controls and sugar rationing.

The plea seemed all the stranger since Cuba, from which the U.S. gets most of its sugar, is expected to raise one million more tons of sugar this year than last. On the basis of this and other expected increases, the Department of Agriculture last week said that rations this year may be raised 40% for individuals (from 25 lbs. a year to 35 lbs.) and 33...

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