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Retail Food Prices Showing
Washington, June 17.-Retail food
prices to the average family declined
4.8 per cent in May as compared with
. April, while wholesale food prices
dropped 5 % per cent in the same pe
riod, according to statistics made
public today by the department of la
bor. General wholesale prices, includ
mg farm products, food, building ma
terials, metals,, house furnishings and
miscellaneous commodities declined
approximately 2 per cent during the
The decline from the peak prices of
May, 1919, amounted to 33 per cent
in retail food prices and 44% per
cent in general wholesale prices. The
drop in wholesale prices includes a
53% per cent decline in manufactur
ed food poducts and a 52 per cent re
duction in the prices of farm, prod
uites, the statement said.
? Prom April 15 to May 15 i;he re
tail price of butter declined 24 per
cent; cheese, 16 per cent; sugar, 13
per cent; lard, 9 per cent; porkchops
and oleomargarine, 5 per cent.
Smaller reductions were noted for
many other commodities.
Retail prices of three articles which
Increased in price during the month
were onions, 44 per cent; cabbage, 10
per cent, and oranges, 5 per cent.
Wholesale prices of farm products
reacted from the low level reached
.in April, the statement said, with a :
/gain of 1% per cent. With the ex
ception of metal and metal products, j
prices of which have remained the
same for two months, there was a de- .
?cline in all wholesale prices, food '.
products leading. Wholesale prices .
of house furnishings dropped nearly i
4% per cent during the month; cloths :
and clothing 2% per cent; fuel and
lighting materials 2% per cennt and i
chemicals and drugs 1 & per cent, i
.Wholesale building material prices j
^declined about one-half of one per i
cent during the month.
Changes from wholesale peak .
prices of May 1919, include declines 1
in cloths and clothing amounting to '
48 per cent; building materials, 41 <
per cent; metals and metal products, '
28% per cent; chemicals and drugs, '
22% per cent and house furnishings <
22% per cent. Fuel and lighting ma- '
. terials dropped 17% per cent during ?
the year. M
"The average family expenditure *
for food decreased from April 15, 1
1921 ,ta May 15, 1921, in all of the 1
fifty-one cities from which monthly *
prices are secured," the report said. *
"The greatest decrease, 8 per cent,
was shown in Milwaukee and, St. Paul.
In Jacksonville and. Savannah the de
crease was 5 per cent; in Atlanta,
Charleston, S. C., it was 4 per cent,
and at Richmond 3 per cent."
Accidents Kill 83,000 in U. S. 1
Washington, June 15.-Accidents j
kill more people in the United States ^
in one year than the much dreaded ^
scourge of cancer, according to a .
compilation of statistics just com- j
pleted by the American Red Cross.
The toll of accident deaths in 1918, (
the latest year for which figures are ,t
now available, was 83,000 the an- j
nouncement stated. j
Automobile fatalities have increas- j
ed tenfold during the last decade, the
statement continued. Ninety people \
out of each million of population j
were killed by automobiles in 1918
as compared with?ten per million an- (
nually from 1906 to 1910. While ;
slaughter by automobiles had thus in
creased, it is" pointed out, the safety
movement in America has appreciably
reduced the number of deaths cn rail
road and trolly tracks.
"The control of accident fatalities
and injury is one of the outstanding
problems in the movement for longer
and healthier lives," says the Red
Cross statement. "Life-saving and
first-aid instruction, which the Red
Cross povides through chapters scat- .
tered throughout the country, has in
the last seven years helped lessen the
drowning accidents. If the drowning
death rate of 1906-1910 had prevail
ed in 1918, for instance, there would
have been 2,100 more deaths than ac
The following table, prepared from
mortality statistics of the bureau of
census shows the number of deaths
from accidents of various kinds in
the United States in 1918:
Cause of Accident No.
Total accident deaths __ __ 83,852
Burns -1. 8,318
Absorption of deleterious gas
es __- 4,247
Firearms_ - - __ 2,561
Mining and quarrying_3,293
Machinery_ ._.1_ 3,002
Railroad and street car ,_13,762
Automobile __ __ __ __ 9,445
Other vehicles_ 2,797
Mr. Porter Urges Summary Ac
tion Against Sims.
Washington, June 15.-Represen
ative Porter of Pennsylvania, chair
man of the house committee on for
eign affairs, personally protested to
Secretary of the Navy Denby today
regarding the utterances of Rear Ad
miral William S. Sims in London.
Mr. Porter urged Secretary Denby
to take summary action against the
naval officer's activities.
"I wanted to see if there was not
some way in which Admiral Sims' ut
terances could be suppressed while
we in congress try to maintain peAe
at home," said Representative Por
"I don't see any way that congress
can do anything. I called upon the
secretary of my own accord and did
not recommend any action. I made
the general proposition to the secre
tary that utterances of that character
by an officer of his standing would
hinder our foreign relations.
"I called Secretary Denby's atten
tion to the fact that this was Admiral
Sims' third offense, and that I be
lieved it was time something was
done about it.
"The foreign affairs committee has
received many inquiries about Admir
al Sims' statement. But these inquir
ies did not cause me to go to see the
naval secretary. I went to. the navy
department because I believe the
statements of Admiral Sims were in
such devilish bad taste.. I simply ex
pressed my personal opinion to Mr.
"For instance, Admiral Sims said
that he was pro-British and pro
French. He ought to become pro
American or resign his commission in
the navy, especially since hg was born
in Great Britain.
"If these few indiscreet utterances
af which we have heard are a fair ex
ample of his opinions, he is not the
proper man to have at the head of
ihe naval war college."
.Secretay Denby admitted that
Representative Porter had brought
jp the Sims question referring to the
?ffect of such speeches upon the gov
ernment's effort in the maintenance
>f international relations. However,
ie insisted that the foreign affairs
committee chairman has not presum
id to point out any course of pro
"Incidental to some other conver
sation, Mr. Porter mentioned the
3ims matter to me, particularly with
.eference to foreign relations, but I
;old him that in my consideration of
he Sims case I was dealing only with
i navy department problem," said'
;he secretary of the navy.
Good Luck With the Good
Farmers do not need special leg
slation and patronage from the poli
ticians as much as they need to do
something for themselves. "Heaven
lelp those who help themselves." The
prosperous people in this world are
Jie people who help themselves and
ire wiling to help others who deserve
There was a time in Biblical his
;ory when the manna of Heaven fell
ind sustained the hungry. That day
has passed never to return. It takes
[abor to earn and a desire to render
service for men to prosper these days.
Good luck is always on the side of
the good worker and the good man
ager. Unfavorable seasons come to
the just and deserving and are lighter
on them than they are on the unjust,
according to logical ' reasoning. The
Southwest, today, is prosperous and
in good condition and all that it needs
is more confidence, more work, and
more interest in co-operation and per
severance.-Farm & Ranch.
To Help the Wife.
Parler approached the young wo
man clerk and inquired:
"Do you keep gramophone rec^
<. "Yes, sir," she replied.
"Got any loud ones?" he asked.
."Plenty of them."
"I want the loudest one you have"
"March, waltz, song, or what?"
"Anything, so long as it is loud."
"What for, sir? If you will tell me
I can advise you."
"My wife wants it to put on the
machine when she goes out of the
room so that the' visitors will have to
stop talking until she returns, and she
won't miss any of the gossip."
A curious youth looked intently
at the bridge of his father's nose the
other evening and finally asked:
"Say, pop, what makes your nose
red up there?"
<fGlasses, my boy," answered the
"How many?" ventured his wife,
and the victim of the repartee buried
himself in the daily news.-Columbus
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