Price control appears to be the only practical means of regulating the supply of foodstuffs in America. Admonition and advice are likely to be less and less effective for this purpose as time goes on; and no direct coercive control of production would be practicable in this country. At the same time it is desirable to limit the control of prices to as few items as may be, and to adopt a consistent scheme of regulation for the items whose supply it seems necessary to control.