Clipped From Times Herald
of found districts problems cities. normal resulted expenditure, than and wage pay percent profit. "Yes, everybody selling Ice-cream sodas is making.money," says a representative of the American Soda Fountain Company. "Sure, the cost of living is going up," testifies a former bartender now functions at a "soda grill." adds these illuminating words: "In the old days father could the can to the corner once or during the evening, and have a social time with some friends on front porch, for the price of two rounds of beer- And 25 cents for quart of ice-cream would keep the family happy. Today the ice-cream costs more than the beer and together did in those days." It is a common observation that soda fountain beverages are far expensive than bar-room drinks used to be. Maybe it is all right. Maybe soda fountains are not profiteering any more than other lines of business. But an impression seems to developing that most of them are overdoing the thing . Many "kicks" are heard, and in soda places three is said to be a marked falling off in the soda fountain trade. Such problems generally adjust themselves sooner or later.