FOOD PRICES: Let Them Eat Fish

In the supermarkets of Chicago, Carl Sandburg's "hog butcher for the world," pork chops that sold in September for 98$ per Ib. recently brought $1.19. "I'm no longer just buying meat—I'm investing in it," grumbled one typically exasperated shopper. Throughout the nation last week, food prices were a major concern. AFL-CIO Boss George Meany complained that in his favorite Mrs. Adler's matzoh-ball soup, the number of malzoh balls per can had sunk from four to three, in effect raising the price. Humorist Art Buchwald fantasized that President Nixon will lake to the...

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