High Meat Prices! 03-26-1935
Los Angeles Housewives Up In Arms Over Soaring Meat Prices LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UE) —Alarmed at soaring meat prices Los Angeles housewives had organized organized today In a "boycott" war against neighboring butchers. Meeting at the United conference conference agains tthe high cost of living, living, 500 women last night voted to establish picket lines arounc; markets until meat costs were re-' duced "within reason." • They also prepared to draft a protest to Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace against rising food copts. Militant leaders said they would attempt to enlist every housewife in the city in the drive to hammei prices back to "saner levels." Dieticians were asked to volunteer volunteer their services with recipes for "meat substitutes." Although the local organization is warring against all food price increases, heaviest blows are being delivered against meat prices. These have risen approximately 25 per cent in the past year, according according to a recent local survey. Pork chops have advanced from 30 tc 38 cents a pound; lamb chops, 33 to 37 cents; bacon 34 to 42; ham. 19 to 27, round steak 25 to 35; and T-bone 35 to 45.