Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 26, 1947 · Page 2
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 2

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, June 26, 1947
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GLANCES Painpa News, Thursday,'June 26, 1941 BY GALBRAif9 COPP. 1M7 BV NpA. SERVICE. INC. T IM. Rffl. U. S. PAT. OFF. "It may not be serious, but I thought I'd better call you, doctor—this is the first time he ever has complained of feeling sick during vacation!" JAPANESE YE COSTS PL; By RICHARD C. FERGUSON NEA Staff Correspondent TOKYO— fNE A (—Hungry tof- aneSe can well pause and tliinn of .•those good old days before Japan started her march of conquest. The sad history of the last decade is written In yen — depreciated yen. • In that decade, the Japanese have learned the cost of war through their empty stomachs. Here are a few of the reasons: ' The 300 yen they must now pay for a single pound of sugar (when they can get it) would have bought a mountainous pile of 2400 pounds Just 10 years ago. In those days, .sugar cost only 15 sen a pound. A sen Is one-one hundredth of a yen. | ' Rice, staple of Japan, has fyone up from eight sen to 1G yen. Today's price for a single pound once would have fed a man and his wife for four months. • Flour is up from seven sen to 35 yen a pound. Soy sauce, used in every Japanese meal, is up from 39 -sen to 150 yen a half gallon, ct;gs from five sen to 10 yen each. For today's price of a single egg a housewife once could have bought 200. Potatoes are six yen a pound against ojily five sen a decade ago. '• Inflation is even roughening the ! course of true Jove. In the "good old days" a Japanese swain could feel rich v.'ith 10 yen in his pocket. Ho and his nirl could dine in a swanky restaurant for three yen, take in a movie for one j more. A taxi home cost one yen and he'd still have money l-;;ft over. Now, for the same 10 he could po tq a movie alone. Then he'd be broke. "He can't even afford to write a Iqve note to his girl friend. Once this simple government service would have cost him three sen postage. Today, the bill is one yen, 20 sen — up 3900 percent. '• Clothes are just as much of a problem. 'For comparison purposes. I took a picture of a rather ordinarily drcsu- eci couple on a Tokyo street and asked a haberdasher on the Ginza to appraise their clothes. Here's the re- Man's clothes: Throe-piece suit, 10-YEAR DIFFERENCE: the pound of flour (fon-ground) costs in Japun today (35 yen) Would have bought the 500 pounds (shown in background) ten years WELL DIIESSED: Outfitting this ordinarily dressed Tokyo couple today would cost 8200 yen for the nvaii as against 101 yen a decade afro; or the lady, G220 yen as iig'dinst liTfi yen. T030 yen ('formerly 80 yen). White .shirt, ROO yon (formerly two yen, 50 sen). Necktie, 400 yen (tv.'o yen). Shoes. 2000 yen (23 yen). Totals, up from 10J yen, 50 sen, to 8200 yen. Woman's clothes: Kimono, 3000 yen <formerly 50 yen). Sash, 1000 yen (30 yen). Sash tie cord, 300 yen (10). Brooch, a necessary part of the .sash. 150 yen (20 yen). Slippers, 400 yen (13 yen). Pmse 1000 yen (20 yen). Socks. 120 yen (eight yen). Gloves 2C-0 yen (Civs yen). Total, up from 153 yen to G220 yen. How much is a yen in dollar lan- painge? It doesn't mean anything to the average Japanese, of course, unless he's mixed up in the black market. But for comparison, the official exchange rate is 50 yen to the dollar (recently raided from 15 yen to the dollar). The black market rate ranges between 200 and 300 yen for $1. Ten years ago the official exchange rate was G yen to the dollar, GULL BAIT SALT LAKE CITY—(#>)—Ninetynine years ago the seagulls just swarmed into the Salt Lake valley without provocation to feast on the crickets that threatened the crops of the Mormon pioneers. However, this year, when a new $200.000 monument will be unveiled to celebrate the arrival of the same pioneers, the commission in charge is asking for bread donations to scatter near the statues and attract the gulls. The party will Jan Mayen—halfway between Greenland and Norway—aboard the Norwegian polar -exploration ship, "Polar Bjorn." Distinguished for Flavor SHOP YOUR NEAREST FURR FOOD STORE TENDIR fENDER' STEAKS CflOPS^ "AM-fv;-. ROASTS MARKETS PlfAlEO JEMIN6 THIS*: AREA> *•£ I? lew ^RSS FD HAVE GPAfrS, SM?fF/V//^<n *40 O/£S, PLVS SvEWti^^ VER?l$gD CANtffeD HOODS agfo TENDER QUAVllty MEATS •" - : • •;•.-,..•. ^ esa f&wrs s^&fmpLEs y^TSSP. 1 1 >i SPECIALS '• ' »1 p JSS*»' JUICY FONE FOR PICNICS! '".•,*•£• >X Fancy Breakfast Slab Bacon 57' By the Piece, Ib Streoked 1 %efw OQC r.:i: n « IU ^^ ^^ i —i * SALT PORK GROUND BEEF Fresh, All Meat, Ib QUALITY ears TENDER STEAKS CHOPS. OASTS' w. AM. fflM'l MARKETS SERVING THIS; AREA FOR OVER . apRlCOTS Abtt.8*- 1 * MIRN&5 Fancy Green liffc&• POTATOES long Green Fresh Dug TURiur* f|«y Cantaloupes 7] rge sze o « Texas, 2 lot PAY TOP PRICES FOR QWLITY Libbv's TAMALES, No. 2 can Libby's POTTED MEATS 2—14 size tin Libby's DEVILED HAM 14 size tin Libby's DEVILED MEAT 14 size tin Libby's VIENNA SAUSAGE can Hunt's Whole APRICOTS / No. SiVz can PEACHES—Hunt's halves in syrup—No. 2 Hz can SWAN 23c 17 C • f \j c • *F 13 C 15 29 C 29 C m 6JisS!fi£aa]lJiliit»^^^ Pinto BEANS, 2-lb, bag . . . Ecouoniy dark or white TUNA FISH Rf^fyuIfH* size tin • • • •XCg M »*^P o»**v» %»»» .,......•• Hormel CHILI, 16-oz, tin . . . Del Monte PRUNNES No. 2 V? glass V-8 COCKTAIL— 8 vegetable juices- — 46-oz. tin NEW POTATOES Hunt's whole, No. gVz glass C. H. B. TOMATO JUICE 46-oz. can SHREDDED WHEAT Nabisco— 2 boxes 41c 29 C 25c 31 C 29 C 23 C 23 C 29 C PREM 12-o*. tin Santa Clara PRUNES, Ib. box , SWEET PICKLES C. H. B. Tiny—8-oz. jar Pictsweet PEAS, No. 2 can . Phillips BEANS with FRANKS—NO. 2 can Wapco GREEN BEANS No. 2 can C. H. B. CARROTS No. 2 can . . ', Stokley's HOMINY Np. 2V Z Can BLACK EYED PEAS beico-—No, 303 can (• Pictsweet cream ?tyle CORN No. 2 can :•..'......... Fi OUR CRISCO Pure Creamy Diges- $115 tible—3-Ib. can I SNOWDRIFT Shortening 3-lb. can .... $115 NARVENE A coapless suds Lb. package CAMAY The soap of beautiful women 3 bars ........... 25 Cashmere Bouquet Toilet soap makes a rich lather 2 baro .. LUX or LIFEBUOY Toilet soap 3 bars OXYDOL Soaks clothes whiter—- large pkg - Duz does everything, 2 ined. pkgs Gets grimy dirt fast M'edium bar . IfOBYSQAP 99 44/100% Pure. It floats Large bar 244c ,. Oleomargarine Parkay , b . 38 WESSON OIL For salads, fine for cooking Quart bottle Fly Spray BUG A BOO 16-oz bottle 3% DDT pips 2 oz, Fyrethrum Spray Guns BUG A BOO A t T? 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