The retail price average, which has been
creeping up ever since February, finally fell during the four weeks
between mid-August and mid-Septemberbut not so much that a housewife
could notice it. The Government's retail price index (in which 100
represents the price average between 1935 and 1939) dropped
three-tenths of a percentage pointfrom 191.1 to 190.8.
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