May 11, 1944

Localized Shortages Persist
BOSTON, Mass.—Speaking to a press conference here today, Colonel Bryan Huston, deputy administrator of rationing for the Office of Price Administration (OPA), predicted rationing of beef could end for one or two months this coming fall. Huston indicated a current large population of beef cattle as well as a tightening of feedstock indicate large supplies of beef will be on the market in the coming months. However, currently there remain localized shortages of beef. The State of Maine is reporting expected beef shortages. Here in Boston, Malcolm McCape, secretary of the Massachusetts Retail Grocers and Provision Dealers Association, reported a serious shortage is developing. Colonel Huston is in Boston to speak tonight to the Independent Oilmen’s Association.

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