CONTROLS: A Threat of Food Shortage

In actions dolefully reminiscent of dumping milk and killing little pigs during the Depression, U.S. chicken farmers and cattle raisers last week threw down the first major challenge to the Administration's price freeze. Claiming that they cannot make a profit at present prices as long as the cost of freeze-exempt feed grains keeps rising, poultry farmers cut their losses by systematically gassing, drowning and suffocating a million baby chicks and selling their egg-laying hens. Other farmers sent pregnant sows to the slaughterhouse and dispatched old milk cows to hamburger heaven. These tactics raise a two-headed specter of shortages and...

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