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Scanned from Current Literature, 52(1912):290

CUTTING DOWN THE BUTCHER'S BILL IN INDIANAPOLIS

Mayor Shank of Indianapolis weighing a turkey in his picturesque campaign against middlemen and the high cost of living.

The inflation of the early twentieth century gave a reason for politicians, such as the mayor pictured in this magazine of national circulation, to grab an issue.  The inflation also helped fuel a cooperative movement among consumers in an effort to hold down costs.

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