COMMODITIES: Ah, Sweet Mystery of Sugar

No matter how carefully they have spooned, housewives lately have found the sugar bowl almost empty. Last week. OPA thought it had found one new reason. In Philadelphia Federal District Court, OPA charged that many U.S. sugar refineries have stopped making sugar. They have found it far more profitable to make cane syrup.

As evidence, OPA haled into court Philadelphia's Chandler Laboratories (ice cream mixes, fruit flavors, etc.). Chandler has an annual quota of 23,396 Ibs. of sugar. Yet, charged OPA. it made a deal with four Louisiana sugar refineries (Vermillion Sugar,...

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