One man had a suggestion of how to get some meat on U.S. tables. Boldly, Agriculture Secretary Clinton P. Anderson proposed that the Government use its war powers to rustle the ranges, buy meat on the hoof (at over-ceiling prices, if necessary), then allocate the animals to legitimate slaughterhouses.

"We've got to go out and beat the bushes for meat," cried Clint Anderson. "The time has passed when we can fool around with the OPA and price controls. Once the meat pipelines are filled, I can then declare that meat is no longer in short supply and we can have...

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