50 Years Ago

Beef Shortage Not Improving


August 3, 2023

Herald of Aug. 9, 1973

The beef shortage due to a nationwide price freeze was not improving. There was a “run” on beef at Rhodes’ Meat Market as people started lining up at 8 a.m. for the store’s 9 a.m. opening. Mr. Rhodes rationed ground beef to five pounds per customer, but still sold out of beef by 11 a.m. Area stores also reported that freezers were scarce as people were buying them to store their meat.

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