To the Editor:
(reference to my letter of Jan. 26)
Whoa Nelly – something wrong here.
What I was referring to was the situation in the 1930’s.
We “oldies” may forget what we had for breakfast but never the extreme situation of the Depression years.
Posters all over our city.
Give the pensioners (wrong, there were no pensions then) twenty-five dollars per month will give them their dignity.
Many did move to five dollar per month rooms. Food was cheap, five cents per pound for meat. They were satisfied.
If we “oldies” today ask (as stated) for $2,500 per month I am afraid our young ones would suggest “forty paces at dawn.”
Bank managers got $200 per month.
Look it up !
Celena Beck, Cawston