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LING COSTS DIFFER
Food Administration and Labor De
partment's Statisticas Show Con
ence Said to Be Due to Rent
Clothing and Other Items
Washington, Sept. 22.-The in
creased cost cf living in the last 12
months is three and a half per cent,
according to the Un~ited States food
administration, or 15 per cent, accord
ing to the dlepartmnent of labor.
The simultaneous announcements of
the food atrtior an the abo
department a bureau of labor statis
We have just
S and can fill any order.
extra nice Southern dri
car to feed and they wil
the size and quality and
move. Our stock Harn<
gies and Wagons you w
invite your inspection b
studied the needs of oui
*of years, and we feel v
suit our customers in <
Fall and Wix
elled so that I
ome stores in
ese war times
v best makes.
n to different
eing a Stove :
nave, as usual
>mparison of i
ties, with their very considerable dis
crepancy, is hardly a coincidence; i
is the result of a p~ronlounced differ
ence of opinion and of method.
Rent, Clothing, Etc.
Officials at the food administratio
explain that the major part of th
increased, cost of living is due not t
food but to rent, clothing, transporte
tion and other items, and especiall
due to the advancedl standlardi of li%
ing. The food administration's cor
pilations are based solely en the sti
tistical basis of the nation's expend
tures for food at wholesale. The labs
department's figures are based on it
vestigation of family budgets in var
what the increased cost of livin
received a car
In this lot we have a few
vers. We didln't buy this
I not stay long. We have
>ur prices will make them
~ss, Mowers, Rakes, Bug
ill find complete, and we
efore you buy. We havea
customers for a number
'e now have anything to
iter Season wh
;hey now have
this part of th<
, they have sup
1, a complete ii
Oil Stoves the3
r to heat, no w
a full line of i
)rices is all the
amounts to, inclusive of all the items
t of the average family budget of a
working man, was stated recently by
the bureau of labor statistics on in
vestigations in various Pacific coast
n cities. Compared with costs six
e months prevously the cost of all es
o sential living expenses had increased
in Seattle 18.10 per cent, in Tacoma
y 20.7 per cent, in Portland 15.93 per
cent, in San Francisco 10.86 per cent,
in Los Angeles 11.89 per cent. The
item of clothig taken separately, in
i- creased for the same period in the
r same districts, respectively, 25.82 per
cent. 30.92 per cent. 27.63 per cent,
- 28.29 per cent and 28.20 per cent. The
increase since then, of course, has
Increase to Farmiers
" The food adlministration in its re
.. port adlmits there has been more than:
a 3.5 per cent increase in prices paid
to farmers but contends that this is
Lreduced in actual household purch as
ing by a redluction of speculation andi
profiteering and narrowed margins
between farmres and wvholesale p~rices
undler food regulations, that is, that
the food adlministration has been able
to make a 33 per cent increase to the
farmers and only a 3 1-2 per cent in-~
crease to the consumers.
Comparing again the twvo state
mentst of the food administration and
the labor department, Alhowinig the
percentage increase compiaredl with a
D~epartment of labor: Bread and
flour (no figures); rice, 26, increase;
Meats: Chuck roast, 30. increase:
round steak, 27 increase; rib roast, 28
increase; s irloin steak, pilate boiling
beef and bacon, 26 increase; hens, 38~
F'oodl adininist ration: Breadistuffs
9.2 increase; vegetables, 63.1 de
crease; sugar, 7.4l decrease; fruits,
30.5 increase; oils and inuts, 54.3 in
crease; fish, 6.9 detcreatse; meats, 20.08
increase,; peultry a;nd eggs. 26.5 in
crease; dlairy products, f6.3 increase.
The increased retail price's for all
Lfoodl staples combined, retail figures
for August comparedl with .Jnly, was
7 peri cent, the labor department says
owing mainly to the decreased costs
for the month of beef, ham, laimb and
nav'y beans. P'ork chops and eggs
show the greatest incireases. Bread,
potatoes and coffee did not change in
r Increase in Five Years
Making a comparison of costs now
with costs five years ago, the labor
department finds a combhiined increase
of 10 per cent of (17 staple articles for
which prices hav'e been obtained sys
tematically in the last five years. All
of these articles show increases of 52
Ler cent andI more andi four of them
increases more thant 100 petr cenit as
Meat, 127 per cent; lard and flour
!0(G per cent; potatoes, 105 per 'cent.
Whatever the dlisparity of the in
creased cost of food between the labor
department and the food adlministra
tion. officials of both establishments
attribute much of the addlitionnl living
existence by the wvorking classes.
Finally-and this is one of the seri
ous problems of the deartment of la.
have had thei
3 State. Whi
3ceeded in ha'
es, Heaters, e
e attention nc
icks to burn o
3uns and Spc
hor-the full satisfaction of aspira
tions without need, of' full time labor
so that workers can and do lay of
part of the week as a result of whiel
there has grown up an institution o
waste that no longer satisfies itsel
with indicating its new elevation o
social status by better food, bette
clothes and cheap jewelry, but mus
manifest its prosperity by showin:
1:OWv TO AVOID
Washington, Sept. 22.-Safeguard
respiratory diseases are urged on ti
American people tonight by the so
geon general of the army to p)revei
sp~readl of the epidemic said to has
been introduced in America by me
frorn tU-boats. The surgeon general
Av'oid needless crowdling. Influem~
is a c'rowd~ disease.
Smother your coughs and sneeze
Others do not want the germs thi
you would throwv aawy.
Your no~se, not your mouth, we
madle to breathe through-get tia
Remember the three C's-leni
mouth, clean skin and clean clothes.
Try to keel) cool when you wal
and warm wvhen you ridle and sleep.
Oper, the wvindows, always at nigh
atthe off ice when practicaible.
Food will win the war if you giv
it a chance. H elp by choosing an'
(hewing your food1 well.
Your fate may be in your ow~
Wash your hands before eating.
D~o notd let the waste prodlucts
dligestion accumulate. D)rmk a glam
or two of water on getting up).
D)o not use aim napkin, towvel, spool
fork, glass or cup that has been use
usedl by another person and not wasl
Avoid tight clothes, tight shoe:
tight gloves. Seek to make natur
your ally, not your pirisonier.
When the air is pure breathe all<
it you cnn breathe dleeply.
SAY~S NO P'EACIC IN 810.11T
Herlin Papier's Interpretation1 of At
swer to Austria
Copenhlagen, Sept. 22. A.\mer ica
answer to Austria- 11ungary's reeer
pegee( note, and the sp~eech of P'rem ie
Clemenceau, of France, on the san
subject should, according to TIhe I .ok:
A nzeiger, of Berlin, be posted on bil
boards and commulnicated to the Ge
man pieople by the (list ribution of i
lions of pamphlets.
"No G'erman, nman or wvomain, wia
knows the contents and significanice<
these dleclarations,"' the newspap ler di
clares, ''can doubt that peaee is atta it
able onily through our victory or
the price of our utter (lest ruct ion."'
The Strong Withstand the ficat
Suammer Better Tihan the Weak
Old people who aro feeble and younger prot
who are weak, will be strengthened end enabied
go through the depressing heat of surnmer by in
bi GROVE'S TASTELESSehiiITONIC. It puriti
and enriches the blood and builds up the whtole, s
tern. You can soon feel iStreugthening. Invlg<
atind KfElct 60a,
to be good to 1
.r store enlarge
and most attr
Le goods are h:
ring bought, a>
rs and Pki
Lnd especially <
g them being t
>w than any oi
ut, and safe to
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic
f destroys the malarial germs whlh are tranmnitrte
to the blood by the Malarina Mosquito. Price k-.
Lt We g ve* spei~l a itteio t ll
Smistak in oder'ing "TrIICEiI 1
muers gurat.eed by ourii namel),
a ttio. W iteusNOW.
k ICar0lina POrdarn(
Buy Thrift S
Buy a Baby I
It will be worth $5.4
This is 4 peCr cent. c
Go to your Bar
or any progres:
andI ask for inf4
W. S. S. SOl[
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to War Saving
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Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
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the War !
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lonld for $4.15.
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ive b)usiness manl
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