INFLATION: Changing Farm Policy to Cut Food Prices

IT was a triumph for what might be called Housewives' Lib—the most successful boycott by women since Lysistrata. Fed up with rising food prices, outraged by advice from various Washington officials to eat fish, eat cheese, or just eat less, thousands of women took to the streets in protest. In scores of cities and towns, they demonstrated, paraded, picketed, pamphleteered and badgered politicians. They cut down their purchases of meat, pledged meatless Tuesdays and Thursdays and, in an all-out boycott planned for this week, threatened to buy no steaks, chops, roasts or...

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