June 3, 1945

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Letters requesting proclamation of a price control week. Need for extension of O.P.A. Meat situation. Part 8 of the proposed plan to control meat production and distribution. Permitting custom slaughtering for groups of retailers or cooperatives. Unrest among fruit and vegetable dealers. Letter from citizen complaining that a dealer refuses to sell to him. Low-priced garments.

La Guardia speaks about "thieving tinhorns." He also speaks of bookmaking, horse racing, dice playing and other forms of gambling. He elaborates about a feud between two groups of tinhorns, divided along religious lines.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71020
Municipal archives id: LT2534