CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1973
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(Studio) Cost of Living Council spokesperson says beef price freeze has restrained prices without widespread shortages. Believes overall beef supply only 15-20% below normal.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(New York, New York) Beef supplies hold at 57% of normal, but shortage expected to worsen. Many supermkts. go directly to farmer to buy meat and use packer to slaughter beef. Kosher meat processors in bind and some will close soon.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase
(Atlanta, Georgia) Arthur Strauss runs kosher meat store in Atlanta, Georgia, but meat supply low. Won't stoop to Atlanta black market in beef, although he may be forced to close. Beef on supermarket shelves in good supply though consumer demand drops. Restaurants complain about meat quality.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
(Chicago, Illinois) Beef in Chicago, Illinois, available. Small independent shops suffer from shortage, but major supermarket chains custom slaughter beef. Critics say custom slaughtered beef may not measure up to standards. Demand exceeds supplies.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Los Angeles, California) Most large mkts. operate with approximately 80% of beef supplies. Smaller stores have little or no beef. Beef supplies to drop over wkend. 21 packing hses. to close over wkend.
REPORTER: Harold Dow
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