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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 10, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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WAR SHOVES UP COST OF LIVING BUILDER
OF STEEL TRUST TELLS HOW TO FIGHT IT!
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Mrs. Selma Kihlgren Testing the Perkins Recipes in Her Tiny Kitchen on
the .East Side of New York.
New York, March 10. In the driv
ing clouds of talk about the return to
America of a wonderful prosperity,
but little note has been made of what
always accompanies prosperity a
proportionate increase in the cost of
living.
Today it is being realized all at
once that there is descending upon
us more than simply this proportion
ate ratio of increase; for the great
war which has brought us such ma
terial bounty is als,o to be the means
of relieving us of a great deal since
the. extra costs of woolens, dyes, fab
rics, hardware and fertilizers is driv
ing prices of clothes and food straight
up. And the start of the incline is
all that is yet visible, economists say.
"It is time now, if ever there was
a time, to put the kitchen on a busi
ness basis," declares George W. Per
kins, the famous organizer of the
steel trust And leading Progressive.
Perkins, as head of Mayor Mitchel's
food committee, has recently won,
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