STATISTICS: The Figurama

Most of life can't be measured; but what can be, is. Last week the following measurements were recorded:


Motion picture box-office receipts for 1951 were $69 million less than in 1950, a decline of 5.5%. Professional baseball teams took in less money too¬ó$51 million as compared with $55 million the year before. Opera and the legitimate theater, with $90 million, and college football with $103 million, equaled their receipts of the year before. Horse and dog-track admissions jumped from $36 million to $38 million.


The cost of living inched up to an all-time peak between May 15 and June 15, stood...

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