Statement on Laundry Prices, January 6, 1922



Miss Jane Addams of Hull House said at a Chicago tea:

"Laundry prices are so high that clean things are a luxury, even to dukes.

"The old duke of Devonshire once saw in a newspaper that among a certain young bride's wedding presents was a set of silver napkin rings.

"'What the devil are napkin rings?' the duke asked.

"'In a certain class of society,' a noble sociologist explained, 'clean napkins are not furnished with every meal, and therefore each member of the family has a distinctive ring.'

"The old duke thought this over in silence for a long time. Then he exclaimed:

"'Good God!'"

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