December 1, 1943

Beef Goes Down; Cheese, Fish Go Up
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Announced last night by Chester Bowles, head of the Office of Price Administration (OPA), the point value for beef will be substantially cut for December. This will allow greater quantities of beef to be purchased. The point value for lamb, mutton, veal, and many cuts of pork will remain unchanged as will the values for butter and margarine. Pork values were adjusted in November. That combined with the cuts in beef for December represent approximately a thirty per cent increase in the amount of meat a family can purchase compared to November. Cheese and canned fish products will see dramatic increases in point values meaning consumers will not be able to purchase as much. The OPA will announce specific point values later in the week, and they will go into effect the 5th, this Sunday.

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