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ONE CENT-THE PAY BOOK -ONE CENT
FOOD PRICES SHOULD DROP BACK!
"The butcher, the baker and the
candlestick maker" have much to be
thankful for in the recent raj I road
strike scare. This would be a good
time to yell "we told you so," for, just
as predicted in The Day Book last
week, prices which jumped sky high
when a tie-up was threatened are
staying sky high.
The contention of the general pub
lic that when the cause of a food
price raise is removed then the price
should drop back means nothing to
those who are raking in the coin.
Get the almighty dollar is the slogan
of Big Business, and Big Biz is rush
ing their slogan to death. Also with
milk at 9 cents per quart and other
baby food similarly high, it is a ques
tion as to how many babies Big Biz
is rushing to death.
Housewives are beginning to place
kicks. They want the proper officials
to take such action as will force deal
ers in foodstuffs to sell at a fair profit
and not at a robbery one.
SENATE TAKES UP CORRUPT
Washington, Sept 6. The senate
today voted to take up the Owen cor
rupt practices act. The vote was 32
to 14. The debate on the bill bean
immediately. Unless a filibuster de
velops the measure, even in the opin
ion of those who voted against tak
ing it up, was expected to pass with
in a few hours.
Nine Republicans voted with 23
Democrats to take up the hill. It "is
designed to prevent the purchase of
elective offices of the. goiernmts"
Grocers are charging 60 cents a
peck for potatoes, or '$2.40 a bushel.
The wholesale price of spuds Tues
day was between $1.50 and $1.75 per
bushel. A nice profit of about 30 per
cent is being made.
The situation is about the same,
but possibly with less effect on the
housewives' pocketbooks, with other
vegetables. Sweet corn is getting
beyond the reach of a great many
homes. Last year at this time it was
selling at from 40 to 50 cents whole
sale per four-dozen sacks. This year
it is 85 cents. Weather conditions
draw part blame for this, however.
All railroads have announced that
traffic is about back to normal.
Freight that was threatened with tie
up is moving along as usual. The
scare over a shortage of provisions
for Chicago is removed. Yet the high
prices are not cut down.
Milk is up, ice is up, potatoes are,
up, corn is up, meat is up, vegetables
in general are up, and 'housewives
are up in the air.
CHANCE FOR BOYS!
The Day Book has work for two
boys over 14 years. Call at The Day
Book office, 500 S. Peoria st, and'
NEW YORK STOCKS. Steel up
to par. Market strong.
Unsettled weather tonight and,
Thursday, with probably local thun
derstorms; continued warm; rriocjer
ate southerly winds. Temperature
Tuesday: Highx 86i?Iowz 68,