Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Sep 14 1973, Page 24

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 14, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaBeef prices remain steady in Carolines stores Ink Williams associated press writer the beef Price freeze was lifted this week but the freeze expiration has not proven reason enough for grocers to lower beef prices or for Consumers to run Mil and buy inc meat Thuv were learning to do without. A spot Check of grocer a stores in North Carolina and Smith Carolina revealed that beef prices Are largely the same this week As they were when the freeze was on. Where any change bad occurred the Price went much As 10 cents a Iii jul on some items in two Greenville stores and similarly at uric store in Raleigh. N a. Meal department managers said they had noticed few changes in consumer buying habits this week with sales vol ume being Normal o lower. Managers agreed that it is too Soun to predict whether beef prices will Down for Good but a larger number of those surveyed said they though prices would drop soon. One retailer was positive in his prediction. Beef prices definitely will he said. Of his store Chain he added we know now hat the beef prices will be Down some Relief from the High Cost of pork and Chicken has already come. Most sources said Pineir prices on he two commodities had lipping a few cells a week for the past three to live weeks. Since the beginning of the decline Chicken prices have Given was As much As lit Pound in a Charleston store and at least that much at several Charlotte and Haleigh stores. I Ork dropped about Iio per cent in Greensboro. The Price freeze had caused spot shortages on Heel in Many a r e a s including Columbia. Charleston. Aikin and i Cen Ville. In South Carolina and Greensboro. Winston Salem. Charlotte and Ralcie Gavin North Carolina. I a cry store checked How Ever said the available Supply is adequate now. Prices cannot go Down on the retail level until they do on the wholesale level. Farmers began sending More just before the freeze was to expire but the results apparently have nol reached Caro Linas markets yet. An official with the colonial and big Star grocery stores in North Carolina said he thinks the freeze itself will not lie re for Hie direction prices Lake. Merchandising manager Rolen observed. I Don t think the freeze will cause prices to go Down. Supply and demand will Blakc changes. That optimistic manager who predicted beef i ices would go Down next week was not alone in the belief that a decline is on the Way. But be was far from having an overwhelming follow ing among Hie retailers surveyed in saying that an easing of prices would come that soon. One Greenville store spokes Man said prices would probably continue to in up on beef for a few weeks before coming Down his store has gone up on some kinds of meat especially ground beef by As much As if cents a Pound. Board suggests concept University eyed for Charleston Charleston api the s t a t c College Board of trustees which supervises three institutions in South Caro Lina unanimously recommended wednesday that a or cily University he established in Charleston. The recommendation to the stale commission for higher cd Mcalinn says the Multi c a m p u s school should he formed by the College of Charleston. The Citadel and the medical University of South Carolina. College

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