• Short Summary

    AS THE THIRD BLIZZARD IN SIX DAYS STARTED TO SWEEP DOWN ON CHICAGO ANXIOUS HOUSEWIVES STAGED A RUSH ON THE SHOPS TO STOCKPILE FOOD.

  • Description

    AS THE THIRD BLIZZARD IN SIX DAYS STARTED TO SWEEP DOWN ON CHICAGO ANXIOUS HOUSEWIVES STAGED A RUSH ON THE SHOPS TO STOCKPILE FOOD.

    WAVES OF WOMEN SWARMED ON SUPERMARKETS AFTER HEARING SNOW WARNINGS ON THE RADIO. THEY FEARED THAT THE NEW BLIZZARDS WOULD AGAIN ISOLATE CHICAGO FROM PROVISION TRAINS.

    A STORE EXECUTIVE WAS QUOTED AS SAYING: "IT'S SHEER PANIC....THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST."
    HIGH ON THE LIST OF THE SHOPPERS' PRIORITY BUYS CAME WINE, BEER, WHISKY, GIN AND VODKA, BUT THE MAIN DEMAND WAS FOR PERISHABLES SUCH AS MILK AND BREAD.

    AS NIGHT FELL ON THE CITY THE SNOW CAME. GALES PILED OR DRIFTS, BLOCKING HUNDREDS OF STREETS WHICH THE AUTHORITIES HAS CLEARED ONLY THE DAY BEFORE. POLICE PATROLLED ON FOOT AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST FURTHER OUTBREAK OF MASS LOOTING.

    THE NEW FALL BROUGHT THE WEEK'S TOTAL TO 32 INCHES OF SNOW. EIGHTY PER CENT OF FLIGHTS WERE DIVERTED FROM THE CITY'S O'HARE AIRPORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27RXG650799CWB7O1PENIFH2
    Media URN:
    VLVA27RXG650799CWB7O1PENIFH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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