NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1973
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(Studio) Congress Democrats predict food prices will go up 10% in 1973. Despite meat boycott, beef prices remain stable. Farmers holding cattle off mkts., packing hses. laying off staff and meat sales off 20-70% because of consumer boycott.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Joliet, Illinois) Farmers holding cattle and hogs off market because of uncertainty about prices. [Meat packer Wally MANDER - says meat prices unchanged so far but future uncertain.] Meat sales off 25% in 1 Chicago supermarket; off 30% throughout Illinois. [Supermarket manager Robert SLONSKI - says can't lower prices unless wholesale prices drop.]
REPORTER: John Dancy
(DC) Story about same in DC. Prices stable.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen