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NATION'S HOUSEWIVES PLAN TO FIGHT THE
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These five women have been investigating the bread situation in their
territories and preparatory to making a report at the meetihg of blouse
wives from all parts of the country in New York. Miss Deshler is vice
president of National Housewives' league; Mrs. Mayer represents the south;
Mr. Bley of Chicago; Mrs. Egbert Van S. Chamberlain, national treasurer,
and Mrs. Smith of Ithaca, N. Y.
BY K. W. PAYNE.
New York, Sept. 26. A house
wives' trust from the Atlantic to the
Pacific and' from the Gulf to the
Lakes to beat the bread trust is sug
gested by Joseph Hartigan, New
York's noted commissioner of
weights and measures, who is a na
tional leader of the fight to keep
bread prices down and give Ameri
can consumers a square deal when
they purchase the staff of life.
With prosecutions of big New York
takers proioisecL witfMi. Jtpusewiyes'
bread committee here investigating
the situation, and with the bakers
convening to shove up prices and de
mand an embargo on the exportation
of wheat, this city is at present the
vortex of the bread war.
But every corner of the country
lies today under the menace of a ten
cent price for loaves that have hith
erto cost six or eight' cents. The
complete abolition of the five-cent
loaf is likewise widely threatened.
Commissioner Hartigan is the man
vwho has just forced, the prosecutign-