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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18, 1917.
OMAHAN TELLS OF Enormous Increase in Food Prices to Omaha Housewives RAIN GENERAL OVER GERMAN CONDITIONS MOST OF THE STATE Elof Jasperson Returns from Denmark, Where He Vis ited Along the Border. TALKS WITH TEUTONS German and Danish soldiers on guard at the Danish-German frontier on either aide of the boundary tine fraternize and have a jolly time drink ing beer, according to Elof Jasperson, who recently returned from a visit to Denmark. Jasperson spent cftnsiderable time along the frontier talking to German and Danish soldiers. So as to say he had been in Germany he set one foot across the line upon German soil. That is about as far as the soldiers would let him go, so he stood for a moment with one foot in Germany and one in Denmark. German soldiers on the border told him, he said, that people in Berlin are starving to death. He said that they admitted that the food scarcity in Berlin and the interior cities had reached an acute and alarming stage. Denmark is Prepared. "Denmark is neutral, of course," said Jasperson, "but it lias every man in the army and is prepared for any emergency. Denmark has 2,000,000 soldiers right now and they are won derfully drilled. Large divisions of these troops are kept on the German border to guard the frontier against any possible attack by Germany. At the same time the Germans have large bodies of troops on their side, guard ing against a possible entry into the war by Denmark. It makes a peculiar situation. Thousands of troops guard the line day after day, pacing back and forth. The Danish and German soldiers get along fine, though. They step across the line whenever they feel like it and chat with one another. According to Jasperson the older men in the army are used to guard Prices of twenty-two staple food products show an average increase of 66 per cent in Omaha during the last six months. Navy beans head the lilt with an increase of 400 per cent. Eliminating that precious article from this list, the average increase then would be even 50 per cent. The family provision bill of $10 a week six months ago would be $20 a week today, if an average family were deprived of beans. Canned goods have jumped 100 per Six Months Ago. Sugar 14 lbs for $1.00 Flour (48 lbs.) $2.25 to $2.35 Navy Beans 6 lbs for 25c Corn Meal 2c per lb Potatoes $1.90 to $2.00 per bu Steak 17 ftc Pot Roast 15 c Dried Peas 7Wc Milk 9 c Cream pt.) 9 c Bread - 20 oi 10c Cheese 25 c Pork Chops 15 c Ham 22 c Bacon 25 c Lard 17 Mc Butter 30c to 40c Cheese 25 c Canned Spinnach .... 10 c Canned Kraut 10 c Canned Tomatoes ... 12 He Oatmeal 8 lbs for 25c this frontier for the Germans. He found 65-year-old German soldiers, he said, who had stood guard on that frontier all their lives who knew his father thirty years ago when he lived in Denmark near the boundary line. Autoist Pays Two Fines In Court on the Same Day D. B. Gross, 410 North Sixteenth street, was arrested Monday while on his way to the court house to get an auto license. Officer Roby stopped him as he passed the Farnam street school and announced that the cent within the half year. Potatoes al so have mounted almost 100 per cent. Fish and rice have remained steady, slight advances being noted in some lines. All lines of pork are soaring- Many of the small markets are asking 4u cents a pouno tor choice ham. Bakers are considering a uniform sixteen-ounce loaf of bread for 10 cents. This shows what Omaha h 'Usewives pay today for necessaries, what they paid six months sgo and the percentage of increase: Today. Percentage of Increase. 10 lbs for $1.00 284 $3.10 to J3.25 38 17ttcperlb 400 4c per lb 100 80c to 90c per pk 90 25c to 30c 60 20c . KH I2ytc 67 10c 11 10c ' 11 16 oi 10c 20 30c 25 25c 60 35c 60 35c 40 25c 43 42c to 50c 32 32c 28 20c 100 20c 100 1V,C 40 5c per lo 66 charges of speeding, of going too fast past a public school and of driving without a license would be pressed against him. The news did not unnerve Gross. He continued to the court house, got his license and fared forth again on the highway. He had not gone far when Traffic Officer Elmer accosted him on the charge of obstructing a fire hydrant. Gross paid two $5 fines Wednesday in police court for operating an auto without a license and for obstructing a hydrant. Bee Want Ads Produce Results. East Central Portion Prac tically Only Part Missed by Welcome Downpour. 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