MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Dec. 15, 1947

¶ In Forest City, Iowa, Furniture Dealer John Hanson dramatized the U.S. farmer's prosperity in a new way. He scrubbed the dollar signs off his price tags, substituted a figure in hog-pounds. When one of his customers came in with a load of fourteen 220-lb. hogs, Dealer Hanson did a little quick figuring. At 1941 prices, he pointed out, the hogs would have bought one 9-cu. ft. refrigerator. Last week the customer got not only the refrigerator, but an electric range, an automatic toaster—and $20 in change.

¶ David M. Kellogg, 34-year-old Seattle veteran who was awarded Russia's Patriotic War Order,...

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