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Meat Boycott #228170

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1973
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(Studio) National meat boycott begins in earnest today. Some meat packers declare temporary layoffs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Supermkts. report significant reductions in beef sales. One company says sales off 80%.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Atlanta, Georgia) [Fight Inflation Together spokesperson Ginger SANFORD - says will march if necessary to bring prices down.]

(Studio) Farmers' wives stage counter protest.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rochester, Minnesota) [Mrs. Eugene HOLST - says prices fair considering how much it costs to raise beef.] Farmers' wives buy out meat supply at 2 mkts.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Sioux City, Iowa) [Farmers' wives - say would rather shoot hogs than sell them for less.] Meat boycott closes Iowa Beef Processors' Plant in Fort Dodge.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Studio) Congress considering imposing wage and price controls. Admin. opposes. Treasury Secretary George Shultz says Nixon would veto such legislature Agriculture Secretary Butz says Nixon moves to increase food supplies and meat boycott will have more effect than controls. CBS reporters investigate rise in food costs over last month
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Changes in certain grocery store item prices reviewed. Most prices up. Only tomato prices down.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

(Atlanta, Georgia) Groceries costing $20.00 last month now cost $20.39.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Chicago, Illinois) Groceries costing $19.99 last month now cost $20.74
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Los Angeles, California) Groceries costing $20.00 last month now cost $19.98. Produce prices down.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Best beef in Tokyo, Japan, costs $17.40/lb.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Plante, Bill;
Duvall, Jed;
Bowen, Jerry;
Chase, Sylvia;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Schakne, Robert;
Williams, Jeff;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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