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Meat Prices #469372

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 1973
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(Studio) High meat prices continue to be problem.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Joliet, Illinois) Wholesale beef prices going down for last 9 days. Retail prices remain unchanged. Cost of Living Council orders packers to pass on lower costs to consumers. [Meat packer Hyman ROSEN - says packers have been losing money.] [Meat packer Walter MANDERS - says are no profits.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) High food prices affecting everybody.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Silver Spring, MD) Jeanette and Max Seidlitz live on Social Security worth $380/mo. [Jeanette SEIDLITZ - says can only afford cheapest meat cuts.] [Max SEIDLITZ - says fish or cheese substitutes for meat but this doesn't save much.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Lima, Ohio) Mike Malott works at auto plant. Makes $160/wk. [MALOTT - says contract provides wages go up with cost of living, but it still doesn't cover everything.] [Alvina MALOTT - says food costs for family up considerably.]

(Chicago, Illinois) Wanda Morris has 5 children. Gets welfare check of $368/mo. [MORRIS - says she and friends go through fresh produce that has been damaged slightly and that stores throw out and take it home. Money for food gone by end of month.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou;
Jamieson, Bob;
Nessen, Ron

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