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Cost of Living / Food Stamps #25911

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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(Studio) Labor Department says consumer prices rose .7 per cent in April. Under Phase III of price controls annual rise figured at 9 per cent. Food prices lead rise.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cleveland, Ohio) Prices rise, value of food stamps does not. Family of Mrs. Shirley Long featured. [Department Agriculture James LAKE - says impossible to change program by July 1; computers a factor.] Scarcity of meat in Longs' diet noted. [Mrs. LONG - says food stamps inadequate. Meat boycott meant little to her.] [LAKE - blames adequacy of system.] Court cases, Congress bills could change system, but not for now.
REPORTER: Ann Medina

Medina, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry

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