"Foods Drop as Everybody Aims Smash at H.C.L", The Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, August 16, 1919


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Foods Drop as Everybody Aims Smash at H.C.L


Pork Falls $3.50 in a Day;

Grains Lower: Panic

Hits Profiteers

Eat, drink , and be merry for the price of Food is falling.

Pork pirces dropped $3.50 a hundred weight ?? in a day; corn dropped 91 cents a bushel in the last week; rye fell 12 cents in a day; barley 2 cents and cotton is off 4 and one half cents a pound since a week ago.