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Fleecing the Public." I, MERTHYR COSTERS FINED 95 FOR IN- FRINGEMENTS OF POTATO ORDER. These people are simply taking advantage of a shortage of food to fleece the public in a most shameful way," said Mr. R. A. Griffith, the Mer- thyr- stipendiary, on Tuesday in fining two cos- termongers, Walter Winstone and John .Foley, of Quarry-row, Merthyr,£5 each (with an al- ternative of 31 days' imprisonment) for selling potatoes by retail at prices exceeding lacl. per lb. Evidence was called to the effect that Win- stone had sold two pounds of potatoes to a woman at Dowlais Top for eightpence. Foley was said to have sold two pounds for sevenpence. Mr. F. S. Simons, solicitor for defendants, said the potatoes were seed potatoes, the maximum retail prices for which was 3d. a pound. Mr. J. A. Wilson (chief-constable) said that there had been great difficulty in obtaining seed potatoes in the town, and seed potatoes being used for consumption made it even more difficult for allotment-holders to get supplies. Mr. Simons pointed out that the potatoes were not meant by defendants to be sold for eating, and were only supplied to these women at Dow- lais as a favour. The Stipendiary said that both were very bad cases, and described the potatoes Winstone sold (which were very small) as miserable marbles."

IMerthyr Recorder.