THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, April 6, 1973
Food price controls advocated
as index notche
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - AFL- I month-which included a massiveI
,, record jump
Major 'trade union labor con- United States is obviously out of
CIO President George Meany called
yesterday for immediate and strin-
gent food price controls after the
administration announced whole-
sale prices had made their biggest
jump in 22 years.
The Commerce Department's
index for last
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as those convicted of murder in
niin a r r bomin s be put to
6.1 per cent increace in the price tracts are due to be negotiated
of meat and other farm goods-is this year, and the union chief hasj
certain to lead to further demands warned the Nixon administration
for the Nixon administration to it cannot expect unions to restrict
take stronger moves to cut prices, wage demands if prices continue to
labor experts said. soar.
But Treasury Secretary George Congressmen p r e d i c t e d the
Shultz told the Senate Banking Sub- wholesale price rises will strength-
committee yesterday he expected en chances of Congressional pas-'
a levelling off of farm prices this sage of a bill, introduced by Rep.
month, partially as a result of the Wright Patman (D-Tex.) chairman
administration action in placing a of the House Banking Committee,
ceiling on meat prices and in- calling for strong new wage and
creasing food supplies. price controls.
The news.came as many Ameri- "The rate of inflation in the
can housewives were in the fifth --- -
day of their meat boycott which
has led to a reduction in meat
prices in a number of areas.
Rises in wholesale prices are H
usually reflected in increased re-
tail prices in a month or two.
The Commerce Department said a- :
control," Rep. Henry Reuss (D-
Wis.) said. "The rate of the dollar,
at home and abroad, is too impor-
tant to be left to Mr. Nixon."
The Nixon administration is hop-
ing to keep overall inflation to be-
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death. the overall price index rose by 2.2
Had the measure been brought per cent last month, the largest
to the floor, and passed by both gain since January 1951. The in-!
the House and Senate, it would crease in the price of farm goods
have b e c o m e a constitutional was the biggest for 26 years.
amendment and submitted to the Meany said the jump in whole-
state's voters for approval in 1974. sale prices provided proof positive
Supporters of the death penalty that all food prices must be con-
indicate that if they are not suc- trolled stringently and at once.
cessful in the state legislature, they "Anierica's housewives, consum-
will undertake a petition drive to ers and workers can't take any
put it before the voters, more. They have been gouged
In 1845, Michigan became the enough for long enough," Meany
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