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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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EASY FOR FAMILY OF FIVE TO LIVE ON $7.50 A
WEEK, CLAIM OF HEALTH BOARD!
New York, June 8. It Is easy to
support a family of two adults and
three children qn $7.50 a' week!
So the health department of New
York declares!
New York is called the highest
living cost city In the world, but the
health dep't says $7.50 is all it is nee
pessary to spend to support a family
and has issued ' bulletins showing
how it can be done.
-Experimenters of the department
arrived at the decision after making
laboratory tests and the basis of
these tests argues it can be done in
real life.
Here is a bulletin issued by the
health department showing the sup
plies that can be bought for $7.31
and said to be sufficient to serve a
family a week:
lib. butter $0.42
1 bag sugar (3V lbs.) 24
lib. rice .' 08
1 lb. dried peas .09
lib. beans -z. .09
lib. farina 06
1 lb. oatmeal .05
1 box cocoa ( lb.) .10
1 lb. prunes 15
1 lb. onions 04
6 lbs. potatoes 22
1 head of cabbage (medium
size) 05
1 lb. cheese .22
2 doz. eggs ,60
2 lbs. meal daily, at 20 cts 2.80'
2 Iqaves of bread daily at 8 eta. 1.12
2 qts. of milk daily, at 7 cts 98
Total : $7.31
Menus were compiled by the ex
perimenters. They may be changed
every week, according to the board.
These samples are submitted:
Breakfast Farina, with milk and
sugar; cocoa, toast
Dinner Scalloped eggs, baked
potato bread an4 bntt&
Supper Macaroni
bread and butter.
and cheese,
Breakfast Oatmeal with milk
and sugar, cocoa, toast
Dinner Baked beans, stewed to
matoes, bread and butter.
Supper Rice and lentils, cocoa,
gingerbread.
Breakfast Rice, and milk, cocoa,
toast
Dinner Pot roast potatoes, baked
apple.
Supper Cream of tomato soup,
milk, bread and butter.
Breakfast Cornmeal and milk,
cocoa, toast
Dinner Meat pie, spinach and
stewed prunes.
Supper Baked rice and cheese,
milk, bread and butter.
Breakfast Stewed apricoats, oat
meal -with mflk and sugar, cocoa,
bread and butter.
Dinner Lamb and gravy, boiled
potatoes, peas, bread,' stewed
peaches.
Supper Cocoa, cake, bread and
butter, bananas with sugar and milk.
COULD YOU SUPPORT FAMILY
OF, FIVE ON $7.50 A WEEK?
Could you support a family of five
two adults and three children on
$7.50 a week?
Do you agree with the experiment
ers of the New York health dep't that
it is easy to supply food, for. a family
of five on $7.50 .a week and can you
tell how it could be done in Chicago?
Write The Day Book your opinion.
Tell if you think it can or can't be
done.
Joseph Skalak, 2733 S. Spaulding
av., hurt when wagon skidding pin
ned him against building at State
and -Tacksoi , ,

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