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Caveat Emptor

On February 16th the local agenda committee met with Mr. Brickwood K. Cummins, chief inspector of the Bureau of Weights and Measures of the Sheriff's Office.

Mr. Cummins gave a talk on his department and gave many interesting side lights on its workings. His discussion of the consumer's benefits arising from conscientious weight inspectors was most illuminating.

At this time the packers of hams and like meats are trying to find some fair means of dealing with the shrinkage problem. For example a ham marked 9 lbs. 8 oz. "when packed" sometimes shrinks quite a lot by the time it gets to the self-service counter. The customer then pays for the weight as labeled and may pay for a 9 lb. 8 oz. ham when she actually gets one weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. (or even less).

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