PRICES: The Milk Rebellion

For years Connecticut's milkmen have had things pretty much their own way. The state consumed so much (1,128,500 quarts daily), yet produced so little (40% of its supplies are imported), that local dealers boosted prices until they were charging 31¢ per quart for home-delivered milk, 28¢ for store-bought. That was too much for Connecticut's housewives. Last week, after a two-year revolt, they won their fight—with a little help from a hustling supermarket. Grade A milk was down to as low as 19¢ a quart in the stores, and home-delivered milk was down 3¢ to 28¢ a quart.

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