People: People, Aug. 9, 1943


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. William Temple, likes to drive home his points in workaday metaphors. Last week he conjured up an ironmongery (British for hardware store) in which a night-prowling prankster switched round the price tags. Then, said His Grace, "When we enter in the morning, we find lawn mowers are two for 5¢, nails $25 each, and a gallon of paint a penny. All the values are wrong. That is what has happened to our civilization, and we shall not come to order and peace until our price tags tally with...

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