CONTROLS: How Is Phase II Working?

AT a recent Teamsters meeting in Chicago, some 600 members were asked to raise their hands if they believed that prices were still going up. In a snap, almost everyone in the room lifted his arm. That response typified a growing national doubt about Phase II, the post-freeze part of President Nixon's anti-inflation program. Housewives can invariably cite vexing increases in food prices, especially in produce and meat. Scarcely a week goes by that the Price Commission does not make some exemptions; last week, for example, it exempted nonprofit private schools from adhering to the guidelines for tuition and room-and-board...

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