Advocacy chain letter.  Boycott protesting high prices.  Use substitutes for 15 days.  Five or more copies.  US, 1947.
Experts tell us that we are faced with the prospects of paying:
  $1 a pound for butter
  $1 a pound for meat
  $1 a dozen for eggs.
  When will this wild inflation stop?
  These prices are outrageous. The public is indignant but so far there has been no united effort to hold these prices in check. This letter is the means of uniting public opinion to help bring these commodities down where they belong. Here is what to do:
  Every family is to pledge to use substitutes only for the above items during the period from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31.
  Mark your calendar. Your action will help put the price gougers in their places. If we all act together we can save many dollars on our food budgets and do a good turn for national economy in preventing further inflation. Make at least 5 extra copies of this letter and mail to friends. Reach as many different parts of the country as possible and act at once as time is short.
  Here's your chance at last to do something! Let's go!
                                      The Crusaders.

Published: The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah), p. 14, Sept. 26, 1947.
  S. L. Women Think Letters May Be 'Stake' for Steak   by Grace Grether
  "Chain Lightening from Chicago, via the post office, struck Salt Lake Thursday when several well-known women received the first chain letters originating in that city and designed to back the high cost of living right off the boards. ¶
 Consequently, men and children stoke up, for mama, the family budgeteer in every kitchen, is due to receive similar mail! ¶ Says Mrs. Ben L. Rich.  'It's the most wonderful idea at a critical time,' was the identical view of Mrs. Benjamin L. Rich, 74 Virginia St. and Mrs. Fred G. Taylor, 28 North State, who had found chain letters in their mail. 'If anything will bring down the price of food this will - and there's nothing to stop anyone who hasn't received one from copying the letter and starting another chain,' said Mrs. Rich. ¶ Her own letter was in the process of being copied in her husband's office for mailing, she said.  Mrs. Fred G. Taylor Approves. Mrs. Taylor, who approves heartily of the movement, sent off her five letters at once. 'It's a stake for a steak all right,' she conceded. ¶ My nephew, W. F. Whitaker of Wilmette, a Chicago suburb, she says, together with his wife originated this campaign and it has spread among his neighbors like wildfire. ¶ By Oct. 15 the Chicago revivers of the old chain-letter game expect to have enrolled most of the 39,000,000 families in the country All of them are stymied with $1 butter and eggs and meat,   Spreading the News.   A simultaneous grand hurrah of approval is spread-eagling out from the Chicago source. ... This is the text of the chain letter:" [text]   Entered by DWV, Aug. 9, 2014.


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