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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Black market"
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Letter, J.M. Williams to C.D. Newburn regarding black markets, 1943

Letter, J.M. Williams to C.D. Newburn regarding black markets, 1943

Date
1943-06-01
Description
This letter was written by J.M. Williams, State Supervisor of the Food Distribution Administration headquartered in Jacksonville, to C.D. Newburn, Chairman of the Hernando County Food Advisory Committee. The purpose was to encourage Newburn to step up local efforts to curtail the black market in meat. Williams characterizes food as one of the United States' "most vital weapons of war," and asserts that food waste could potentiall prolong the conflict and endanger more American lives. He describes several kinds of waste and misappropriation of meat supplies, including mislabeling, price gouging, ignorance of government meat slaughtering regulations, etc. Williams asks Newburn to enocurage local farmers and other people involved with the meat trade to adopt strategies to curtail the fortunes of the black market.
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s419_b020_f06_03Letter, J.M. Williams to C.D. Newburn regarding black markets, 1943TextFood conservation
Black market
World War (1939-1945)
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