1942 : Meat Shortages at University of Michigan

November 15, 2020 all-day

Despite a shortage of meat due to the ongoing World War II, residence halls and the Michigan League guaranteed that they would not run out of meat because they contracted their supplies.

But Purchasing Agent F.C. Kuenzel discovered that meat cuts ordered by the Michigan Union could not be sent.

“In some instances the meat has been loaded ready for shipment, the government cosigns it for the Army and all we received was the billing,” he said. “Our bacon order has been cut fom last year’s 96 pounds per week to 24. We never know from week to week which particular cut will not be available.”

Source :  “This week in Daily history“, Michigan Daily,  Novemer 19, 2003

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