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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. I The Editor does not hold himself respongible, for the opinions expressed by his correspondents. All communications for publication must be accompanied by the name and address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. THE PRICE OF BREAD. I 7To the Editor. Sir,—Kindly allow me through your paper to point out a few facts to Veritas re the price of bread. First, he contends that we get 96 loaves Out of a 5 bushel sack of flour. I will challenge him in the sum of S20 that it won't make anything like 96. This is fact from a practical workman not theory or hear say. He talks of wind bags going about the country I am sure he is one. He appears to drive about in a motor or gig condemning other trades, because his men are asking for higher wages. What other trade is there that can get men for 15s per week ? How would Veritas himself like to work for it. The standard wage of the poor baker is :—18 to 20 years of age, 28s per week 20 to 23, 30a per week second hands 32s foremen 36s, for a 54 hour week. Is it possible with a standard wage like this bread can be sold cheaper than it is ? But as 44 Veritas" thinks it is so very profitable I wonder he does not go in for it. I do not think he would find it would run to keeping a motor car. Of course we are under no expenses no rent to pay, no horses to keep, no rates, no coal, yeast or salt; it is all profit; flour costs nothing to make into bread, to say nothing of the bad debts we get in selling it. Let me recommend Veritu to try it. There is just the nice time of the year coming on, the summer, when often the bakehouse is at 100 degrees and you have to stick there three or four hours at a stretch you dare not get out for a little fresh air or the dough would spoil. What about some of the farmers who take their fat stock to Ledbury Market, and then go to the foreign meat shop for their meat ? But, of course, it is only the millers and bakers that get in the plunder. Yours truly, Ledbury, ONLY A BAKER. I Ledbury, 1914. I April 23, 1914. I

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914.…

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