Price of milk raised from 6 to 7 cents per quart. Oh my.
t h had of at Coshocton Mayor Takes .Issue With Dealers For Saying Health RuleAdds to Expense Does a tenth of a cent increase on a fifty cent investment justify the price of milk in Coshocton " bofng boosted from six cents to seven cents .1 quart, is t h e 'piet'on that was put forth flatly by'.Mayor Hamilton "this norning. In othe:- words "is there a milk trust n Coshocton. using the recent board of health action for pure milk, as a subterfuge. There nas been complaint on all sides about the recent raise in the )rice of milk and the milkmen have contended, it is said, that they had 0 do it because of the additional ex- lense caused by the restrictions ilaced upon them by the board of oalih in its recent resolution, as a roteotion against any possibility of typhoid epidemic. "I have been investigating the latter" said Mayor Hamilton when ilkod to by an Age man Wednesday 10 ning, "nnd 1 find that the only ad- itional expense they are put t o ' i s 1 the matter of tickets. The new ckets that the health board corn- els them to use, I find costs them dollar per thousand, or one-tenth f a cent increase for every fifty' cents worth of milk. "Formerly they were giving patrons 17 pints of milk for 50 cents. Now they give them M pints for each f i f t y f o n t s . In oih^r v.v-ds t h public loses t h r e e p'nts of milk because (ho m i l k men have to nay one-tenth of Â· font more. O. to make it more Plain, the m i l k men gain three pints of milk fo- every t e n t h of a cent Increase in t h e i r expenses. "They have given the excuse that t h o y have i.iised the price because of the action of tho board, and if that be i m e - t h a t they have ^increased their price solely because of the HKvd's act'on--l t h i n k it but fair that ho p u b l i c know exactly just how much UK- action of t h e board has increased t h e expense of the dealers."