Re: Old Scout Manual mentions of APO
Russ Jones (CSRTJ@TTUHSC.EDU)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 07:38:34 -0500
At 12:37 PM 9/22/97 -0600, Jeff Bogart wrote:
>Donato, Bruce wrote:
>> BTW the 1946 printing's original [BSA HB] cost was $0.50.
>Which CPI-adjusted is about $4.10 in today's dollars. Interesting.
The difference between what a 1940s-vintage handbook would cost in today's
dollars and what today's handbook costs is at least partly explainable by
the fact that, during the 40s (at least in my dad's 1944 edition), the
handbooks contained advertising for such things as Goodyear tires, Aunt
Jemima pancakes, Conn band instruments, Johnson outboard motors, Evinrude
boats, Remington firearms, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, Plumb axes,
Columbia bicycles, United States Rubber Company bicycle tires, and Dr.
West's toothbrushes. These ads helped subsidize the cost.
Yours in Scouting,
Russ Jones <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 575 & 1997 National Jamboree Troop 1636
South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas
Eagle Scout, class of 1965
"I used to be a fox..." SC-295
"I used to be a staffer..." SC-430, SR-110, SR-206
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