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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18, 1917.
OMAHAN TELLS OF
Enormous Increase in Food
Prices to Omaha Housewives
RAIN GENERAL OVER
MOST OF THE STATE
Elof Jasperson Returns from
Denmark, Where He Vis
ited Along the Border.
TALKS WITH TEUTONS
German and Danish soldiers on
guard at the Danish-German frontier
on either aide of the boundary tine
fraternize and have a jolly time drink
ing beer, according to Elof Jasperson,
who recently returned from a visit to
Jasperson spent cftnsiderable time
along the frontier talking to German
and Danish soldiers. So as to say
he had been in Germany he set one
foot across the line upon German soil.
That is about as far as the soldiers
would let him go, so he stood for a
moment with one foot in Germany
and one in Denmark.
German soldiers on the border told
him, he said, that people in Berlin
are starving to death. He said that
they admitted that the food scarcity in
Berlin and the interior cities had
reached an acute and alarming stage.
Denmark is Prepared.
"Denmark is neutral, of course,"
said Jasperson, "but it lias every man
in the army and is prepared for any
emergency. Denmark has 2,000,000
soldiers right now and they are won
derfully drilled. Large divisions of
these troops are kept on the German
border to guard the frontier against
any possible attack by Germany. At
the same time the Germans have large
bodies of troops on their side, guard
ing against a possible entry into the
war by Denmark. It makes a peculiar
situation. Thousands of troops guard
the line day after day, pacing back
and forth. The Danish and German
soldiers get along fine, though. They
step across the line whenever they
feel like it and chat with one another.
According to Jasperson the older
men in the army are used to guard
Prices of twenty-two staple food
products show an average increase of
66 per cent in Omaha during the last
Navy beans head the lilt with an
increase of 400 per cent. Eliminating
that precious article from this list, the
average increase then would be even
50 per cent.
The family provision bill of $10 a
week six months ago would be $20 a
week today, if an average family
were deprived of beans.
Canned goods have jumped 100 per
Sugar 14 lbs for $1.00
Flour (48 lbs.) $2.25 to $2.35
Navy Beans 6 lbs for 25c
Corn Meal 2c per lb
Potatoes $1.90 to $2.00 per bu
Steak 17 ftc
Pot Roast 15 c
Dried Peas 7Wc
Milk 9 c
Cream pt.) 9 c
Bread - 20 oi 10c
Cheese 25 c
Pork Chops 15 c
Ham 22 c
Bacon 25 c
Lard 17 Mc
Butter 30c to 40c
Cheese 25 c
Canned Spinnach .... 10 c
Canned Kraut 10 c
Canned Tomatoes ... 12 He
Oatmeal 8 lbs for 25c
this frontier for the Germans. He
found 65-year-old German soldiers, he
said, who had stood guard on that
frontier all their lives who knew his
father thirty years ago when he lived
in Denmark near the boundary line.
Autoist Pays Two Fines
In Court on the Same Day
D. B. Gross, 410 North Sixteenth
street, was arrested Monday while on
his way to the court house to get an
auto license. Officer Roby stopped
him as he passed the Farnam street
school and announced that the
cent within the half year. Potatoes al
so have mounted almost 100 per cent.
Fish and rice have remained steady,
slight advances being noted in some
lines. All lines of pork are soaring-
Many of the small markets are asking
4u cents a pouno tor choice ham.
Bakers are considering a uniform
sixteen-ounce loaf of bread for 10
cents. This shows what Omaha
h 'Usewives pay today for necessaries,
what they paid six months sgo and
the percentage of increase:
10 lbs for $1.00 284
$3.10 to J3.25 38
4c per lb 100
80c to 90c per pk 90
25c to 30c 60
20c . KH
10c ' 11
16 oi 10c 20
42c to 50c 32
5c per lo 66
charges of speeding, of going too fast
past a public school and of driving
without a license would be pressed
The news did not unnerve Gross.
He continued to the court house, got
his license and fared forth again on
the highway. He had not gone far
when Traffic Officer Elmer accosted
him on the charge of obstructing a
Gross paid two $5 fines Wednesday
in police court for operating an auto
without a license and for obstructing
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East Central Portion Prac
tically Only Part Missed by
FROM KANSAS TO DAKOTA
With the exception of a small area
in the east central portion, rain was
pretty general over Nebraska Tues
Over a greater portion of the South
Platte country, there was one-half
to an inch of precipitation from a
short distance west of Lincoln, across
the state and into Colorado.
Along the Union Pacific there was
a heavy rainstorm all the way from
Fremont through to Julesburg and
extending down into Kansas.
The Northwestern reports heavy
rain along the river line from Blair
to Sioux City, the main line from
Fremont to O'Neill and over the
South Platte branch from Fremont to
Superior. The precipitation ranged
trom one to two inches.
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kins, conductress; Mrs. A. E. Mack,
associate conductress, and D. C. El-
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