Business & Finance: High Meat

From the menus of some railroad dining cars and many a restaurant, beef several months ago made a silent but definite exit. From the tables of the poor, pork ("the poor man's food") has likewise long been absent. Reason for both these facts is, as every housewife knows, the current high price of meat. Last week choice steers were selling for $19.50 a cwt. in Chicago, highest price in 18 years, and angry housewives had to pay 47½¢; a Ib. for sirloin which they could buy two years ago for 36¢ and which cost but 52¢ in the boom year of...

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