The Administration: THE ADMINISTRATION

Looking After The Hotdog

Despite reports to the contrary, it is the hot dog, not apple pie, that is the supremely typical American dish. Or at least it used to be, before it fell on evil times. These days, an Agriculture Department hearing was told last week, franks average as much as 32.% fat, 11% more than the franks of the '50s. Some go as high as 51%—leading to the question of whether the product should be called a fatfurter.

It is clearly an intolerable condition. To set things straight, Mrs. Virginia Knauer, President Nixon's adviser on consumer affairs, proposed a maximum...

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