De­val­ued value of a dol­lar

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

I have in my pos­ses­sion a copy of the Aug. 14, 1945, edi­tion of The Wash­ing­ton Star an­nounc­ing the end of World War II. Its orig­i­nal cost: five cents. The Sun­day pa­pers at that time, as I re­call, cost 10 cents. Gaso­line cost 12 cents per gal­lon, and a loaf of Won­der Bread, 10 cents (“D.C. min­i­mum wage hike to re­sult in job losses, higher pay go­ing to sub­ur­ban work­ers,” Web, March 23).

My first job, aside from de­liv­er­ing news­pa­pers, was hus­tling bi­cy­cles at a rental fa­cil­ity on Hains Point in Wash­ing­ton. It paid me 35 cents per hour (not bad for a 15-year-old), and taught me how to man­age my money, a skill that has served me well for the past 75 years.

How times have changed.

GLENN V. BRAUNER An­napo­lis, Md.

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