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HIGH PRICES MEAN MORE FOOD IS NEEDED,
DESPITE WAGE RISE
THIS MUCH FOOD
THIS MUCH JUOD
New York, April 26 Unless more
-food is produced in this country,
American workers, although receiv
ing higher wages than ever before,
will not have enough money to feed
themselves properly. .
This is the meaning in an official
report just issued by the U. S. bu
reau of labor statistics, covering
food prices in industrial centers.
Prom Feb. 15, 1916, to Feb. 15,"
1917 one vyear food prices ad
vanced an average of 24 per cent
Last year's dollar is now worth 76
cents at the grocer's.
The greatest price advance was
that of onions,' 177 per cent. Pota
toes went up 107 per cent, beans 61
per cent- Nothing decreased.
Wages have not kept pace with
Comparative figures soon to be
issued by the bureau show that, tak
ing 1907 as a basis, wages since then
have increased 16 per cent, retail
food prices 39 per cent, up to 1916.
The first two months of 1917 show a
still greater cost increase.
Food prices today are 61 .per cent
over those of 1907.
Diagram shows rise in food prices
r I I LIN I I I II h
1 K 0 O . N ) . oa K
TOO ll r
and in wages, with the level of 1907
as a basis. The solid line represents
retail prices,, the dotted line wages.
TJT FOR TAT
"Miss Prim says that joke you told
is as old as the hills."
"I suppose she heard it when she
was a girl."
A peace too eagerly sought is not
alwavs the sooner obtained. Burke