The Economy: Cracks in the Freeze

Mrs. Nancy Portnof got no satisfaction when she complained to the manager of a Manhattan supermarket about a rise in the price of frozen orange juice from 55¢ for two cans to 30¢ for one can during the freeze. "He just told me to shop somewhere else," she says. Taking him at his word, Mrs. Portnof organized 20 families into a buying union that shops wholesale markets for food.

Few consumers have been moved to such drastic action, but many share Mrs. Portnof's disillusion with the President's anti-inflationary program. They have noted enough price...

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