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] Vv HY PICK ON IjS? THE woods are full of amateur economists who claim that the underwear, hosiery, dry goods, groceries, etc.. will shortly return price ot clothing, to pre-war levels. Will They? YES, They Surely Will WHEN COAL IS BACK TO $6.75 A TON. WHEN RAILROAD FARES ARE BACK AT 2 CENTS A WHEN GASOLINE IS BACK AT 19 CENTS A GALLON. WHEN TELEPHONES ARE BACK AT $1.00 A MONTH. WHEN A SQUARE MEAL IS BACK AT A QUARTER. WHEN SHAVES ARE BACK AT 15 CENTS. WHEN FREIGHT ON DRY GOODS FROM CHICAGO, N0W $4.84. IS BACK AT $3.60 A HUNDRED. WHEN FREIGHT ON GROCERIES FROM SPOKANE, NOW 62 CENTS, IS BACK TO 39 CENTS A HUNDRED. WHEN SKII,LED LABOR. NOW $1.00 TO $1.50. IS BACK TO 35 AND 45 CENTS AN HOUR. WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN MONEY IS BACK AT 5 PER CENT. COOKS ARE BACK AT $5.00 A WEEK. HAIRCUTS ARE BACK AT A QUARTER. MOVIES ARE BACK AT A DrME. A CAR WASH IS BACK AT A DOLLAR.. A NEWSPAPER IS BACK AT A PENNY. A QUART OF MILK IS BACK AT A NICKEL. A MODERN HOUSE IN SPOKANE RENTS FOR $i2.50 A MONTH. A LOAF OF BREAD IS BACK AT A NICKEL. TAXES ARE CUT IN HALF. COMMON LUMBER SELLS AT $I0.00 A THOUSAI~.D FEET. LABOR WORKS TEN HOURS FOR A DAY'S PAY. For the Love of Mike Why expect the manufaeturer, ~ ~whlesaler;~ and retailer to g'o the route alone? Why expect US and NO .)HE EI.St~ to go back to pre-war prices? Why Pick On Us? AREN'T WE AMERICANS ALL IN ON THIS PROPOSITION .~ HAVEN'T WE GOT TO WORK IT OUT TOGETHER .~ WELL. TEEN HAVEN'T WE. RETAILFAtS, GONE MUCH FASTER AND MUCH FARTHER THAN THE AVERAGE IN REDUCING PRICES AND MAKING READ,]USTMENTS? THE MANUFACTURERS. THE WHOLESALERS AND WG Certainly Have WE'RE AHEAD--WAY AHEAD OF THE PROCESSION. NOW LET THE RAILROADS AND THE MOVIE HOUSES AND THE STREET CARS. AND THE STANDARD 0IL. AND THE SOFT DRINK PARLORS, AND THE LANDLORDS, AND THE HOTELS. AND THE RESTAURANTS. AND THE DRAYMAN. AND THE BANKERS. AND THE BUTCHER. AND THE BAKER AND CANDLESTICK MAKER CATCI~ UP TO US. IT'S TIME TO PICK ON SOMEBODY ELSE. The Retailer Has Been made the. GOAT Ever Since t l~e YVar Began WE ARE DOING OUR PART TO GET CONDITIONS BACK TO NORMAL. TO PROVE IT AND TO ENLIGHTEN THOSE PEOPLE WHO CONTINUALLY INSIST THAT PRICES ARE NOT COMING DOWN W~ ARE QUOTING THE PEAK PRICES AND TODAY'S ON THIRTY ARTICLES (AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE) WHICH WOULD SHOW THE DECLINE SINCE LAST OCTOBER. Peak Price Now 10 POUNDS BLUE ROSE RICE ...................... $ 2.00 $ .83 10 POUNDS COFFEE ................................ 5,00 2.50 10 CANS STANDARD CORN .......................... 2.50 1.80 10 CANS STANDARD TOMATOES ..................... 2.50 1.80 l0 POUNDS WHITE BEANS .......................... 1.20 ~50 10 DOZEN ORANGES ................................. 7.50 4.00 49 POUNDS ~1 SACK) BEST FLOUR ................... 3.75 2.25 50 POUNDS POTATOES ............................. 4.00 ,50 ,5 DOZEN EGGS ..................................... 4.00 1.25 10 CANS APRICOTS ............................... 5.90 3.50 MEN'S SUITS ..................................... 75.00 50,00 C PAIRS ROCKFORD WORK SO)[ ..................... 1,50 .75 1 MAN'S WORK SHIRT .............................. 1.50 .98 1 MAN'S BEST OVERALL ............................ 3.50 1,75 I PAIR MEN'S FINE DRESS SHOES. .................... 16.50 10.50 I PAIR MF.,N'S DRESS SHOES ........................ 10.50 7.00 Peak Price Now 1 PAIR MEN'S WORK SHOES ........................ 8.00 5.00 1 MAN'S OVERALL ................................. 3.00 1.25 1 MAN'S DRESS HOSE ................................ 75 .40 1 MAN'S BEST DRESS SHIRT ........................ 6.00 3.00 I MAN'S SILK DRESS SHIRT ......................... 12.50 6.00 1 MAN'S DRESS HAT ............................... 7.00 4.75 10 YARDS BEST GRADE 36-INCH PERCALE ........... 5.00 2.30 10 YARDS STANDARD 27-INCH DRESS GINGHAMS 5.00 2.50 10 YARDS HOPE BLEACHED MUSLIN .................. 5.00 2.50 10 YARDS BEST GRADE OUTING ................... 6.00 3.00 1 PAIR WOMEN'S FINE SHOES ...................... 14.50 10.50 1 PAIR WOMEN'S FINE SILK HOSE .................. 3.00 2.00 1 PAIR WOMEN'S LISLE HOSE ........................ 60 .30 1 PAIR MISSES' COTTON HOSE ......................... 55 .30 $223.75 $133.71 WE INTENTIONALLY LEFT OUT SUGAR. THAT STAR ACTOR IN THE HIGH PRICES WHICH REACHED $28.00 TO $30.00 A SACK AND CAN NOW BE HAD AT AROUND $9.25. YOUR $133.71 WILL BUY AS MANY GOODS AS THE $223.75 WOULD SIX MONTHS AGO. OR IT IS WORTH $90.04 MORE THAN THEN. AND YET WE ARE TOLD ALMOST DAILY THAT HAVE NOT DKCLINED. ~ --~ \, !~:,~ ................ ~ ..... WE ARE DOING OUR PART TO GET CONDITIONS BACK TO NORMAL. SELLING DEPENDABLE GOODS AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. J. B. DUDLEY COMPANY The Store That Saves You Money