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Protest Meeting Slated
On Price Rollback by 2,200 Restaurateurs Representatives of 2,300 restau rants In the Washington area members of the Washington Res taurant Association — have been summoned to a mass meeting Mon day night to protest the OPA '‘roll back” of restaurant prices and to seek means of easing the acute meat shortage that already has led one restaurant to close its doors. This was announced today by Robert J. Wilson, secretary of the association, as the National Res taurant Industry Advisory Com mittee presented to the national OPA a formal petition seeking de control of prices in the restaurant industry throughout the Nation. i am connaent tne meeting Mon day will adopt strong resolutions protesting the “rollback” of res taurant prices to the June 30 lev el,” said Mr. Wilson. "We will de mand that restaurants be decon trolled immediately. "We will also decide what can be done to increase the supply of meat to restaurants in Washington, Vir ginia and Maryland areas. We have some measures in mind that might be taken but they have not reached such a stage that they can be dis closed." The meeting will be held at the United States Chamber of Com merce. Mr. Wilson said the C. & L. Food Shop. Ill B street S.E., a member of the Washington restaurant group, had closed for a week because of lack of meat but that he had no reports of any other restaurants closed. The National Restaurant Indus try Advisory Committee is headed by George Le Sauvage, president of the National Restaurant Associa tion, and comprises several other national officers of the organiza tion. OPA Administrator Paul A. Porter is out of town, and the group, after presenting their petition, went into conference with C. Dean McNeal, director of OPA’s food price divi sion, of which the restaurant branch is a part. Meat (Continued From First Page.) bare meat counters mounting in in tensity, top Democratic party chiefs assembled here for a meeting that seemed certain to take note of the whole situation. The Army showed no disposition to await possible action by any other branch of the Government. Reporting that its “visible sup ply of meat is less than a month’s requirement,” the Army last night served priority papers on all pack ers operating under Federal in spection, ordering them to set aside 25 per cent of their total output for the armed services, the War Shipping Administration and vet erans’ hospitals. Army Uncertain of Goal. While reminding that "punitive action” awaits those who violate the set-aside order, the Army announcement left unanswered whether its goal of 60,000,000 pounds of meat a month could be achieved. “Meat slaughter is descending to the vanishing point,” it declared. The political storm broke in ear nest yesterday after Mr. McCormack demanded the 60-day suspension of controls. Mr. Reece, branding Mr. Mc Cormack’s action as “cheap politics,” noted in a statement that the 60-day period proposed would carry the sus pension just past the November 5 elections. Declaring the Massachusetts Dem ocrat is trying “to kid the voters,” Mr. Reece added that if the admin istration "had listened to Republican advice during the last session of Congress, such chicanery as Mr. Mc Cormack now proposes would be unnecessary.” Led Fight for Controls. Mr. Reece called the control sys tem “unworkable.” Mr. McCormack was a prime battler for the administration during the long House fight over extending, and then reviving, OPA. Since then administration em phasis has been on the necessity of keeping controls over food and other scarce items. Secretary of Agriculture Ander son, who, in a radio speech from Albuquerque Tuesday night, said he considered present price ceilings high enough to give farmers a fair return on their meat, promised last night he will act promptly on any formstf petition to remove controls. “But,” he added, “if one of the requirements for decontrol is a showing that the commodity is not in short supply, such a finding might be difficult to justify, as the present outcry for more meat would indicate.” Under the price control law, only OPA advisory committees may pe tition for decontrol—a step now be ing arranged by Chairman Roscoe I. Haynie of the Beef Industry Committee. Taking note of Mr. McCormack's call for a 60-day suspension of ceil ings, Mr. Haynie told a reporter such action "would not bring or derly marketing or production.” “The only solution 10 the present meat shortages,” he added, “is com plete and permanent decontrol.” On Capitol Hill Senator O’Daniel, Democrat, of Texas, long a bitter foe of OPA, agreed with Mr. Haynie, telling a reporter: “I don’t think controls should be suspended for 60 or 90 days or any other length of tine, xney snouxa oe aooiisned. "The only reason these New Deal ers want them suspended for 60 days is to get by the elections,” Senator O’Daniel continued. "I pre fer that these New Dealers go hun gry and get defeated.” Senator Ferguson, Republican, of Michigan also said he favored an indefinite suspension, adding: "If a situation developed making resto ration of controls advisable, it could be done. But it would Invite specu lation to announce in advance that decontrol would last for only some specific time.” Wants Six-Week Supply. In explaining the reasons for it* action, the Army said that in order to keep its pipeline overseas filled “it is necessary to have approximately six weeks' supply in reserve.” Since April, the statement said "this has been impossible” because: "In May and June growers held back their cattle from the stockyard* waiting for the removal of price con trols on June 30, creating a shortage "During July and August, the months free of controls, prices first shot up beyond the limits prescribed in the quartermaster budget and no meat was procured until prices leveled off late in July. "Then the quartermaster could 1 MEAT SHORTAGE CLOSES RESTAURANT—A passerby pauses to read a sign stating that this restaurant, the C. it L. Food Shop, at 111 B street S.E., has closed because of the dearth of meat supplies. —Star Staff Photo. Survey Shows 65% of People Oppose Return to MeatCeilinas (The Psychological Barometer is a Nation-wide poll of public attitudes conducted by Dr. Henry C. Link of the Psychological Corp. since 1932.} NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (NANAK —A majority of the American people believe the Government was wrong in putting meat back under OPA ceiling prices, a survey shows. * The Psychological Barometer, in a snapshot survey consisting of sev eral hundred interviews with men and women in widely scattered cities procure only 15,000,000 pounds, about one week’s supply. During August • • * the quartermaster was able to procure 58,000,000 pounds, but was already below the safe line on re serves. * * * “Up to the time of issuance of priority orders, the quartermaster has not been able to procure a pound of meat during September.” 100 Fake Sugar Slips Found Since April Disclosing that a number of coun terfeit sugar coupons have been found in Washington trade channels since last April, J. Grahame Walker, chief District OPA enforcement at torney, today said that the number has dropped in recent weeks. Mr. Walker said his office has evidence of more than 100 instances of counterfeit coupons since April. Mr. Walker pointed out that when a merchant turns a counterfeit coupon into the OPA the amount of sugar he sold is deducted from his inventory. In some cases a mer chant’s license to sell sugar has been suspended because he has been involed repeatedly in counterfeit coupon cases. The enforcement attorney said this method of enforcement is used in order to channel scarce commodi ties through known trustworthy channels. His disclosure concerning the bogus coupons followed arraignment of Tony Petro, 31, of the 700 block Seventh street S.E., before Municipal Court Judge George D. Neilson yes terday. Petro was arrested by OPA agents and fifth precinct police Tuesday. He was charged with passing, transferring and uttering of coun terfeit sugar coupons. He was re leased on $500 bond. He was specifically accused of passing 40 coupons last April and 40 more in July, Mr. Walker said. Poles Fly Here for Talks WARSAW, Sept. 25 (Delayed) ^.—Konstanty Dabrowski, Polish Minister of Finance, and Edward Drozniak, president of the National Bank of Poland, left by plane today for Washington, where they will discuss international bank recon struction funds. and towns, asked the following ques tions: “Do you think that the Govern ment was right or wrong in putting meat back under OPA ceiling prices?” Per Cent. Right .29 Wrong . 65 Don’t know__ 6 Snapshot surveys always precede the conducting of the Nation-wide barometer of several thousand in terviews. In view of their timeli ness, the results have been reported at once. Jury Finds Carlson Book Libeled Churchman By th* A»iocia«*d Fnu CHICAGO, Sept. 26.—A Federal Court jury found yesterday that George Washington Robnett, execu tive secretary of the Church League of America, had been libeled in the book, “Under Cover,” and fixed dam ages at one dollar. Mr. Robnett had sued E. P. Dut ton & Co., publisher of the book, for $100,000 damages. The jury of six men and six women deliberated nine hours to reach its verdict in the third trial of the suit. A year ago a jury was unable to agree; a mistrial was called in the second. Counsel for John iRoy Carlson, author of the book, asked Judge John P. Barnes for a change in venue for trial of a separate action brought by Mr. Robnett against the writer. The suit also asks $100,000 damages. Judge Barnes said he would rule later on the motion. 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Under this plan, the Agriculture Department, when it learns of can led meat for sale. District hospitals jarticularly would be given oppor ;unlty to purchase it, before it is of 'ered for sale commercially. While the District’s hospitals and public Institutions began to feel the jinch of the lack of meat, which louseholders have been experienc ng, District officials are striving to teep meat on the menus, particu arly for sick and elderly people in :he city's official care. There are some 7,000 persons in District institutions. Mr. Brennan promised that there would be no purchase of horse neat until he has exhausted every pther remedy. Even then, he said, persons will be advised that they ire getting horsemeat and will not nave to eat it unless they desire. Some Meat Located. Mr. Brennan disclosed that he has located about 1,100 pounds of neat through Washington dealers, ilthough he has found the meat supply here as inadequate as have housewives. He said that District hospitals, such as Glenn Dale and Galllnger, will be given priority. In addition to the meat, Mr. Brennan has lo cated 3,000 pounds of pork sausage, 3,000 pounds of pork roll, 1.200 pounds of scrapple, 200 pounds of chicken livers, 1,500 pounds of veal legs and 2,500 pounds of ground chuck beef. These items are con sidered as meat substitutes. The purchasing offlcer also re vealed that he has ordered about twice as much poultry as normally and that under existing arrange meats, he can obtain additional fish. Further, he has ordered some $15, 000 worth of canned meats. Very small quantities of frozen foods have befen purchased for pa tients in need of this type of diet, he said, but pointed out that this substitution is costly and cannot continue. Dr. Alvin R. Sweeney, superin tendent of Gallinger Hospital, de clared that “we have not suffered greatly up to this point,” but fore saw the possibllllty of feeding horse meat to patients, if the meat short age continues for any great period. "We have not used horse meat, but if driven ,to it, we would try it out. We would certainly let the patients know what they were get ting beforehand. Horse meat is doubtless as nutritious as beef, but it is not an American dish. We could try it, but we do not know with what success.” Dr. Sweeney said that the hos pital has been getting small amounts of beef and pork, canned processed food and other substitutes for real meat, but declared that “the va riety is very sparse." He said that oats, grits, beans, peas, peanut butter—all rich in pro teins—are being used liberally in the hospital’s diet to supplement the full quota of meat. Officials at Providence Hospital said that institution is getting suf ficient meat. 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