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city worker’s family budget




PRICING, PROCEDURES,
SPECIFICATIONS, AND
AVERAGE PRICES
A utum n 1 9 6 6 - Bulletin
U S. D E P A R T M E N T OF L A B O R
BUREAU

OF

LABOR STATI STI CS

No. 1 5 7 0 - 3

city worker’s family budget




P R IC IN G , P R O C E D U R E S ,
S P E C IF IC A T IO N S , A N D
A V E R A G E P R IC E S
A u t u m n 1 9 6 6 - Bu I let i n N o . 1 5 7 0 - 3
U.S. D E P A R T M E N T OF LABOR
Willard Wirtz, S e c r e t a r y
B U R E A U OF L A B O R S T A T I S T I C S
Ar t h u r M. Ross, C o m m i s s i o n e r

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Contents
Page
P r e f a c e .....................................................................
Food p r i c e s .....................................................................................
Commodities and services, other than food and shelter ..........
Shelter..............................................................................................

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Tables:
1. Intercity indexes of prices for food at home and
5 selected components CW FB modest living
standard, October1966 ....................................................
2. Estimated average retail prices of selected food
items—October 1966 ........................................................
3. Average retail prices of selected commodities and
services for U.S. and 5 benchmark metropolitan
areas used in City W orker’ s Family Budget,
Autumn 1966 ....................................................................
4. Rental costs and selected components of home owner­
ship costs used in City W orker's Family Budget,
Autumn 1966......................................................................
5. Average prices of gas, electricity, fuel, water and
sewer charges used in City W orker's Family Budget,
Autumn 1966.....................................................................

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Appendix con ten ts..........................................................................

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Preface

This bulletin describes the basic procedures followed in compiling
price data for use in computing costs of the standard budgets, with p ar­
ticular reference to the City "Worker’ s Family Budget at the moderate
standard in autumn 1966, as published in Bulletin 1570- 1.1/ Subsequent
reports on other standard budgets will note the deviations from these
procedures which are found necessary or appropriate for each specific
budget covered.
Part I presents prices of selected food purchases in 39 metropoli­
tan areas and a special analysis of intercity differences in average food
group prices based upon national consumption patterns. Intercity 2/
differences in budget costs shown in Bulletin 1570- 1 reflect not only
price differences, but also regional differences in food preference pat­
terns to achieve the same standard of nutritional adequacy. Budget
costs for food, although based upon actualprices collected in the field,
required special estimating procedures which are not described in de­
tail in this bulletin.
Part II presents average prices for commodities and services
other than food and shelter in the United States and five large metro­
politan areas. Descriptions of pricing and calculation procedures also
are included. Detailed specifications for each of the items priced for
the budget are included in an appendix to the bulletin.
Part III includes a brief discussion of pricing of the shelter com­
ponent and presents prices of selected items in 39 metropolitan areas
as well as average market values of owned homes and mortgage interest
and pricipal payments for the homeowner ship costs included in the bud­
get.
The Bureau is hopeful that the expanded pricing undertaken speci­
fically for the autumn 1966 budgets will be repeated biannually begin­
ning in the spring of 1969. In the interim, the budgets will be updated
annually, using price data collected prim arily for compilation of the
C P I.

This bulletin was prepared chiefly by James C. Daugherty, Mary
H. Lynch, and Helen M. M iller under the supervision of Doris P. Rothwell, Chief of the Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, and
the general direction of Arnold E. Chase, Assistant Commissioner.
Other staff members whose work contributed to the project were B a r­
bara M. Frye, Mary H. Hawes, Vera S. Robinson, M ary N. Scott, M a r­
garet W. Smith and Winifred M. Stone.

1/With relatively few exceptions, the procedures and prices (d escribed in this report) a re equally appli­
cable to the Retired Couple’ s Budget—these exceptions a re noted in B L S Bulletin 1570-4.
2/The term “city” (unless otherwise noted) re fe rs to the standard metropolitan statistical a reas estab­
lished by the Bureau of the Budget.




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City W orker's Family Budget for a M oderate Living Standard Pricing Procedures,
Specifications and Average Prices, Autum 1966
Part I.

Food Prices
Index. The in te rc ity v a ria tio n s in p r ic e s
o f the food groups a re illu s tra te d in
table 1.

In calcu latin g the cost o f food at
home fo r the 1966 C ity W o r k e r 's FamilyBudget, quantities o f in divid u al foods
re p res en tin g re g io n a l food p re fe re n c e
patterns w e re used fo r each c ity (m e tro ­
p olitan and n on m etropolitan a re a s ).
Consequently, the resu lts r e fle c t in te r ­
c ity d iffe r e n c e s in food p r e fe r e n c e s as
w e ll as va ria tio n s in food p r ic e s . In
o r d e r to m easu re d iffe r e n c e s in p r ic e s
alone, the costs have been reca lcu la ted ,
using a sin gle set o f w eigh ts r e p r e ­
senting a com p osite U.S. u r b a n p r e fe r ence pattern. The d iscu ssion that f o l ­
low s re la te s only to in te rc ity d iff e r ­
ences in food p r ic e s .

E stab lish in g a v e ra g e urban U. S.
costs equal to 100 fo r to ta l food at home,
re g io n a l in dexes w e re 101 fo r the N o rth ­
east and 98 fo r the N o rth C en tral, in di­
cating that food p r ic e s w e re som ewhat
h igh er than the national a v e ra g e in the
N o rth ea st and som ewhat lo w e r in the
N o rth C en tra l region . The Southern and
W estern re g io n a l indexes w e re both 100.
P r ic e s v a rie d by c it ie s XI within a range
of 13 points; the highest p r ic e s w e re r e ­
cord ed fo r S eattle, 7 p ercen t above
a v e ra g e , and the lo w est fo r G reen Bay,
6 p ercen t b elow a v e ra g e . C ity indexes
in the Southern re g io n w e re a ll w ithin 1
or 2 p erc e n ta ge points of the U.S. a v e r ­
age, w h ereas in the W est, c ity indexes
ranged fr o m 95 in San D iego to 107 in
S eattle. P r ic e s fo r the n onm etropolitan
a rea s a v e ra g e d only fra c tio n a lly lo w e r
than those in m etro p o lita n a rea s.

The in te rc ity indexes in table 1
show the v a ria tio n in food costs which
m ay be attributed to d iffe re n c e s in p r ic e
le v e ls among regio n s and c itie s fo r food
at home and fiv e s ele cted m a jo r food
groups. F o u r o f them a re the sam e as
those used in the U.S. D epartm ent o f
A g ric u ltu re food plans, and a fifth (fru its
and v e g e ta b le s ) com bin es th ree USDA
grou ps. Although A n ch orage and H ono­
lulu costs w e re included in the U.S. bud­
get costs, th ey have been excluded fro m
the a v e ra g e s in table 1 fo r the W estern
re g io n and fo r n on m etropolitan a rea s
because p r ic e s in th ese c itie s a re so
d iffe re n t fr o m those o f the continental
United States.

BLS p r ic e s fo r s p e c ific item s in
each o f the fiv e m a jo r food groups a re
given in table 2. P r ic e s o f the item s
s ele cted account fo r a p p ro x im a te ly tw oth ird s o f the cost fo r each group.
F o r the m eats, p ou ltry and fish
group as a whole, the r e la t iv e ly n a rro w
range o f d iffe r e n c e s among the 38 m e t­
rop olitan a rea s m asked w ide p r ic e v a r ­
iation fo r in divid u al item s, even within
re gio n s. W ithin the N o rth ea st region ,
fo r exam ple, p r ic e s o f round steak
ranged fr o m $1.03 a pound in B u ffalo to
$1.38 in Boston and H a rtfo rd , a d iff e r ­
ence o f 34 p ercen t. The d iffe r e n tia l in
h am b u rger p r ic e s was u su ally s m a lle r,
but p r ic e s ran fro m 55 cents in P it t s ­
burgh to 68 cents in Boston. The lo w est
p ric e fo r p ork chops in the W e stern r e ­
gion was 94 cents a pound (in D en ver),
but the sam e ite m sold fo r $1.26 inSan
F ra n c is c o , a d iffe re n c e of 34 p ercen t

N o s p e c ia l c o lle c tio n o f food p r ic e s
was made fo r the C ity W o r k e r ’ s F a m ily
Budget. Instead, as explain ed on page 17
o f BUS B u lletin 1570- 1, C ity W o r k e r ’ s
F a m ily Budget, a v e ra g e p r ic e s paid by
urban fa m ilie s in the $5000-$5999 in ­
com e c la ss in each o f fou r regio n s in
the spring o f 1965, as d eterm in ed fro m
the USDA 1965 H ousehold Food Con­
sumption Study, w e re used as the basis
fo r com putations. P r ic e s fo r in dividual
c itie s w e re estim ated fr o m the USDA
r e g io n a l a v e ra g e s , accord in g to the in ­
t e r c it y relation sh ip s o f p r ic e s c o lle c te d
by BLS in 56 urban a rea s throughout the
United States fo r the C onsum er P r i c e




■LHonolulu food prices are excluded frpm this analysis.

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w ithin the W es te rn regio n . The w id est
in tra re g io n a l d iffe r e n c e s in bacon p r i­
ces w e re re p o rte d fr o m th e South, w h ere
a v e ra g e p r ic e s fo r bacon v a rie d 20 p e r ­
cent, fr o m 89 cents a pound in N a s h v ille
to $1.08 in B a ltim o re . P r ic e s fo r fry in g
chicken v a rie d m o re than 50 p ercen t in
the W es te rn regio n , com pared with
v a ria tio n s of 14 to 3 1 p ercen t within the
oth er th ree re gio n s.
A v e r a g e p r ic e s o f m eats, pou ltry,
and fis h w e re highest in the N orth east
and lo w e st in the South and W est. In non­
m etro p o lita n a rea s th ey a v e ra g e d lo w e r
than in m e tro p o lita n a rea s. In 6 o f the 8
la r g e c itie s o f the N o rth ea st region ,
p r ic e s w e re h igh er than the U.S. a v e r ­
age. Boston, which had m eats, p ou ltry,
and fish p r ic e s 9 p ercen t above the U.S.
a v e ra g e , had also the highest p r ic e s fo r
round steak and h am bu rger o f any o f the
38 m etro p o lita n a rea s, both 24 p ercen t
above the U.S. a v e ra g e . Chuck ro ast and
bologna sausage w e re the only m eat
item s studied fo r which p ric e s in the
N o rth e a s te rn re g io n a vera ged lo w e r
than the U.S. a v e ra g e p r ic e .
P ro d u ction and m arketin g patterns
e x e rte d a n o ticea b le influence on r e ­
gion al p r ic e le v e ls fo r m ilk and eggs.
Indexes fo r m ilk and m ilk products w e re
highest in the South w h ere, fo r 9 out of
the 10 c itie s in the region , they ranged
fr o m 4 to 8 p ercen t above the U.S. a v e r ­
age. M in n eap olis was the lo w est p ric e d
city, w h ereas P h ila d elp h ia shared the
highest p osition w ith Austin, T ex . The
South is an a rea which consum es m o re
m ilk than it p rodu ces. On the other hand,
an egg produ ction surplus in the W estern
re g io n has continued to d ep ress p ric e s
to le v e ls c o n s id e ra b ly b elow those o f the
oth er regio n s.
In part, d iffe r e n tia ls in m ilk p r ic e s
r e fle c t the r e la tiv e p ro p o rtion s o f m ilk
bought in g r o c e r y s to re s versu s m ilk
d e liv e r e d to hom es. Indexes tend to be
h igh er fo r c itie s in which a la r g e r p r o ­
p ortio n o f m ilk is d e liv e r e d , as r e ­
v e a le d by the B u reau ’ s 1960-61 Con­




su m er E xpen ditu re S u rvey. ^/B ecause
o f this, the group index fo r P h ila d elp h ia
is 7 p ercen t h igh er than that fo r P o r t ­
land, M aine, although the p r ic e of m ilk
in g r o c e r y sto re s a v e ra g e d h igh er in
P o rtla n d . P r ic e s o f m ilk in g r o c e r y
s to re s w e re lo w e st in the N o rth C e n tra l
and W es te rn regio n s and highest in the
South.
M ilk and m ilk products re p re s e n t
the only food group fo r which the non­
m e tro p o lita n a re a index a v e ra g e d o v e r
100. T h is is due to high m ilk p r ic e s in
the South and W est. In the South and W est
the p ro p o rtio n of m ilk d e liv e r e d was
lo w e r in n on m etropolitan a rea s than
m e tro p o lita n a rea s o f the sam e regio n .
In the N o rth e a s te rn and N o rth C e n tra l
re g io n s, the p ro p o rtio n o f m ilk d e­
liv e r e d in n on m etrop llitan a rea s was
above that fo r m e tro p o lita n a rea s.
C h eese p r ic e s , unlike those fo r
m ilk, w e re g e n e ra lly lo w est in the
N o rth ea st and highest in the W est.
Am on g in dividu al c itie s , a v e ra g e p r ic e s
fo r an 8 - ounce package o f A m e ric a n
p ro c e s s ch eese ranged fr o m 41 cents
in B u ffalo and C incinnati to a high of
49 cents in Houston and San F ra n c is c o .
P r ic e s of eggs 3/ w e re lo w est in
C ed a r Rapids at 58 cen ts— 20 p ercen t
b elo w the high p r ic e (72 cents) in W ash­
ington, D. C. On the a v e ra g e , egg p r ic e s
w e re lo w est in the W est and highest in
the N o rth e a s t. A ll N o rth ea st c itie s had
egg p r ic e s above the U.S. a v e ra g e p r ic e
o f 66 cents; in con trast, a ll W estern a rea
p r ic e s w e re b elo w a v e ra g e , as w e re
p r ic e s in fo u r-fifth s o f the N o rth C en­
t r a l c itie s and th re e -fifth s o f the South­
ern. N on m etro p olitan a rea p r ic e s a lso
a v e ra g e d lo w e r than the U.S. a v e ra g e .
^ T h e proportion of delivered milk in total milk expenditure
ranged from an average of 55 percent in the Northeast cities
to 37 percent in the South. Cities having significantly larger
than average relative weights for delivered milk by region
are: Philadelphia and Lancaster, in the Northeast; Cedar
Rapids and Green Bay in the North Central; Atlanta, Austin,
Baltimore, Durham, and Orlando in the South; and Seattle
in the West.
^ E g g indexes in table 1 are based directly on prices col­
lected for the CPI.

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F ru it and v e g e ta b le p r ic e s a v e r ­
aged lo w est in the N o rth C en tra l re g io n
and in the W est, but p ric e s o f som e item s
w e re h igh er than the U.S. a v e ra g e in
s e v e r a l c itie s in th ese re g io n s. F o r e x ­
am ple, p r ic e s o r oran ges w e re w e ll
above the national a v e ra g e in N e w Y o rk
C ity and N e w England, but b elow a v e ra g e
in B uffalo; they w e re b elow a v e ra g e in
M in n ea p o lis-S t. P a u l and C hicago but
above a v e ra g e in W ich ita and Cham ­
paign -U rban a. In te re s tin g ly , the highest
p r ic e re p o rte d fo r oran ges ($1.34 a
dozen) cam e fr o m O rlando, F lo rid a ,
because p r ic e s w e re c o lle c te d n ear the
c lo s e o f the F lo r id a grow in g season;
p r ic e s in the th re e T ex a s c itie s w e re
a ll above a v e ra g e , and the lo w est p r ic e
(76 cents) was re p o rte d in Baton Rouge.
P r ic e s in the W estern re g io n ranged
fr o m 84 cents in B a k e rs fie ld to $ 1.00 in
S eattle. E ven though p r ic e s o f fru it and
v e g e ta b le s as a whole a v e ra g e d low in
the W est, p r ic e s fo r p ro c e s s e d item s
w e re g e n e ra lly h igh er th e re than the
a v e ra g e .
Am ong the 38 m etro p o lita n a rea s,
G reen B ay g e n e ra lly had the lo w est fru it
and v ege ta b le p r ic e s . In this city, 7 o f
the 9 fru it and v eg e ta b le item s studied
w e r e lo w e r p ric e d than the U.S. a v e ra g e .
P r ic e s o f both fre s h and fr o z e n fren ch
fr ie d potatoes (at 54 cents fo r 10 pounds
and 12 cents p e r 9 - ounce package, r e ­




s p e c tiv e ly ) w e re the lo w e st fo r any of
the 38 c itie s . On the oth er hand, potato
p r ic e s w e re highest inH ouston, Austin,
and D allas —the only m ainland c itie s in
which p ric e s exceed ed $ 1 p e r 10 pounds.
A u stin re p o rte d the highest fru it and
v eg e ta b le p r ic e s — 7 p ercen t h igh er than
the U. S. a v e ra g e —c h ie fly because of
h igh er p r ic e s o f apples, oran ges, and
tom atoes, in addition to potatoes. H ow ­
e v e r, lo w e r-th a n -a v e ra g e p ric e s w e r e
re p o rted in A u stin fo r fr e s h and canned
tom a toes and lettu ce. R e la tiv e ly high
p r ic e s fo r oran ges w e re a p rin c ip a l
cause o f p r ic e s being 6 p ercen t h igh er
than the a v e ra g e in Boston and S eattle.
P r ic e s o f flo u r, c e re a ls , and b ak ery
produ cts a v e ra g e d highest in the W est,
w h ere indexes fo r a ll c itie s ranged fro m
4 to 7 p ercen t above the U.S. a v e ra g e .
P r ic e s w e re lo w e st in the N o rth C en ­
t r a l region , w h ere G reen B ay and M il­
waukee indexes w e re 9 p ercen t b elow the
national a v e ra g e . W hite b read is the
m ost im portant sin gle item in this
group. B rea d p r ic e s w e re g e n e ra lly
highest in the W est and lo w e st in the
N o rth C en tra l c itie s . P r ic e s ranged
fr o m 30.8 cents p e r pound lo a f in San
D iego to as litt le as 17.3 cents in G reen
Bay. H o w e ve r, p r ic e s fo r whole wheat
bread w e re lo w e st in the South and high­
est in the N o rth ea st, w h ereas flo u r p r i­
ces w e re highest in the South and W est.




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Table 1.

Intercity Indexes of Prices for Food at Home and 5 Selected Components CWFB Modest
Living Standard, October 1966
United States Urban = 100
T o tal
food
at home

A re a

M ilk
and m ilk
products

M eat,
pou ltry
and fish

E ggs

F ru its and
v e g e ta b le s

F lo u r , c e r e a ls
and b a k e ry
products

United States U r b a n i/
M e tro p o lita n a r e a s :

100

100

100

100

100

100

N o r t h e a s t ^ ...........
B oston . . . . . . .
Buf f al o. . . . . . .
H a rtfo rd . . . . .
Lan caster . . . .
N e w Y o rk
. . . .
P h ila d e lp h ia . . .
P itts b u rg h . . . .
P o rtla n d , M e . . .

101
104
97
104
100
103
101
97
101

101
99
97
103
103
101
108
97
101

103
109
97
107
103
104
101
99
104

106
108
101
107
104
108
105
105
106

100
106
96
104
98
103
99
95
98

100
100
95
101
96
104
97
95
99

N o rth C e n tra l 2/ .
C e d a r R apids . .
C h a m p a ig n -U rb a n a
C h i c a g o ..............
Cincinnati . . . .
C le v e la n d ...........
D a y t o n .................
D e t r o it .................
G re e n B ay. . . . .
Ind ianapolis . . .
K an sa s City. . • .
M ilw au k ee . • . .
M in n e a p o lis -S t. .
P a u l....................

98
97
99
100
97
96
97
98
94
98
100
95

96
92
94
104
97
89
94
93
88
97
95
91

99
98
100
98
101
99
100
100
97
101
102
95

97
88
99
97
99
101
98
98
98
101
94
98

99
99
96
100
98
95
99
99
93
99
101
96

97
99
101
99
92
95
92
94
91
95
100
91

96
102
100

87
100
100

98
104
99

91
100
95

100
101
104

96
100
99

100
101
101
100
102
100
99
100
98
100
100

105
104
108
104
105
105
106
107
99
107
107

98
99
95
101
100
96
96
96
99
95
100

101
99
100
105
101
97
95
102
99
98
109

101
101
107
98
105
104
104
105
95
101
98

99
100
98
100
100
96
96
97
101
100
92

100
98
101

97
96
98

98
96
98

94
94
98

99
96
105

106
106
104

W ich ita

. . . . . .

South 2 / ..................
A t l a n t a ..............
A u s t i n .................
B a lt i m o r e ...........
Baton Rouge . . .
D u rh am ..............
Houston . . . . . e
N a s h v i l l e ...........
O rlan do . . . . . .
W ashington . . . .
W e s t ^ / ....................
B a k e r s fie ld . . .
Denver . . . . . .
L o s A n g e le s Long B e a c h . . .
San D iego . . . . .
San F r a n c is c o O akland . . o . .
..............
Seattle

98
95

93
94

96
89

93
92

98
94

104
107

102
107

98
107

104
107

91
95

100
106

107
106

H o n o l u l u ..............

124

116

1,22

114

140

123

N o n m etro p o litan
a r e a s ......................
N o r t h e a s t ...........
N o rth C e n tra l • .
South . . . . . . . .
W e s t i / .................

100
99
97
100
101

101
97
92
106
105

99
103
101
98
98

98
101
94
101
97

99
95
98
101
99

100
99
94
100
106

^/includes Honolulu and A nchorage.
2/Includes both m etropolitan and nonmetropolitan a r e a s .
3/Includes m etropolitan a re a s and nonmetropolitan a r e a s except Honolulu and Anchorage.
i/ E x c lu d e s A n c h o r a g e .




Table 2.

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Estimated Average Retail Prices of Selected Food Items—October 1966
(Based on data collected for calculation of the Consumer Price Index)

N o r th e a s te rn r e g io n
U. S.
a v e ra g e

Item

B oston,
M a ss .

B u ffa lo,
N. Y .

H a rtfo rd ,
Conn.

L a n c a s te r ,
Pa.

N ew Y o rk ,
No Y .

P h ila d elp h ia ,
Pa.

P ittsb u rg h ,
Pa.

P o rtla n d ,
M aine

Cents
M ilk and m ilk p rod u c ts :
M ilk , fr e s h g r o c e r y ....................... . . . .
C h e e s e , A m e r ic a n p r o c e s s • • •
M e a t, p o u ltry , and fish :
Steak, round .....................................
Chuck ro a s t .....................................
H a m b u rg e r
.....................................
C hops, p o rk .....................................
H am , w h o l e ..................................... ,
B acon . . . ........................................
F r a n k fu r t e r s ..................................... ,
B olog n a s a u s a g e ................................
F r y in g c h i c k e n ................................
E g g s , g ra d e A , la r g e ....................

. . . .

1/2 g a l.

lb.

. . . .

lb.

. . . .

lb.

. . . .

lb.

. . . .

F lo u r , c e r e a ls , and baked g ood s:
F lo u r , w h i t e ..................................... . . . .
C orn f l a k e s ........................................
B r e a d , w hite ...................................
B r e a d , w h ole w h e a t ....................... ............
C o o k ie s , c r e a m f i l l e d .................... . . . .

lb.

5 lb.

lb.
lb.

F r u its an~ .
— -Dies:
A p p l e s .................................................
Bananas ..............................................
O r a n g e s , s iz e 200 ..........................
P o ta to e s ...........................................
C e l e r y .............. ..................................
L e ttu c e , s iz e 2 4 .............................
T o m a t o e s ...........................................
P in e a p p le - g r a p e fr u it ju ic e d rin k . . . . 46 o z . can
P e a s , g r e e n ......................................
T o m a to es
........................................
Bean s o u p ........................................... 11-1/2 o z. can
P o ta to e s , fre n c h fr ie d , fr o z e n . .
See footnotes at end o f table.




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Table 2.

Estimated Average Retail Prices of Selected Food Items—October 1966—Continued
(Based on data collected for calculation of the Consumer Price Index)

N o rth C e n tra l reg io n
C ed ar
R a pid s,
Iowa

Ite m

C ham paignUrbana,
111.

C h i­
ca go,
111.

C in ­
cin n ati,
Ohio

C le v e ­
land,
Ohio

D ayton,
O hio

D e tr o it,
M ich .

G ree n
B ay,
W is .

Indian­
a p o lis ,
Ind.

Kansas
C ity ,
M o.

M il­
w au kee,
W is .

M in n e­
a p o lis ,
Minn.

St.
L ou is,
Mo.

W ich ita,
Kans.

Cents
M ilk and m ilk p rod u cts
M ilk , fr e s h g r o c e r y . 1/2 g al.
C h e e s e , A m e r ic a n
p r o c e s s . ..................
M e a t, p o u ltry , and fis h :
Steak, round ...............
Chuck r o a s t ...............
H a m b u r g e r ..................
C h op s, p o rk . . . . . .
H am , w h o l e ...............
B acon ..........................
F r a n k fu r te r s . . . . . .
B olog n a sau sa ge . . . .
F r y i n g . ch ick e n . . . .
E g g s , g ra d e A , la r g e .

8 oz.
doz.

F lo u r , c e r e a ls , and baked good s:
F lo u r , w h i t e ...............
C o rn f l a k e s ..................
B re a d , w h ite ............
B re a d , w h ole w heat .
lb.
C o o k ie s , c r e a m fille d L.
lb.
F r u it s and v e g e ta b le s :
A p p l e s ..........................
Bananas .......................
doz.
O r a n g e s , s iz e 200 . . •
P o t a t o e s .......................
C e le r y ..........................
L e ttu c e , s iz e 24 . . . . head
T o m a t o e s ....................
P in e a p p le - g r a p e fr u it
ju ic e d rin k . . . . 46 o z . can
P e a s , g r e e n ............#303 can
T o m a to e s ..................# 303 can
B ean so u p . . .1 1 -1 / 2 o z . can
P o ta to e s , fr e n c h fr ie d ,
fr o z e n .......................
See footnotes at end o f tab le.




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Table 2.

Estimated Average Retail Prices of Selected Food Items—October 1966— Continued
(Based on data collected for calculation of the Consumer Price Index)

Southern r e g io n
Ite m
A tla n ta,
Ga.

A ustin,
T e xa s

B a ltim o r e ,
M d.

Baton
R ou ge,
La.

D a lla s ,
Tex.

D urham ,
N .C .

Houston,
Tex.

N a s h v ille ,
Tenn.

O rlan do,
F la .

W ashington,
D. C.

Cents
M ilk and m ilk p ro d u c ts :
M ilk , fr e s h g r o c e r y -------------- 1/2 g a l.
C h e e s e , A m e r ic a n p r o c e s s — — 8 o z .
M e a t, p o u ltry , and fis h :
Steak, round -------------------------Chuck r o a s t — --------------------H a m b u r g e r ----------------------------C hops, p o r k ----------------------—
H am , w h o le — - — - - — - —
B acon ----------------------------------F ra n k fu r te r s — - — --------------B o lo g n a s a u s a g e ------------------F r y in g c h i c k e n ---------------------E g g s , g ra d e A , l a r g e ---------------

----- lb.
----- lb.
----- lb.
----- lb.
----- lb.
----- lb.

----- lb.

F lo u r , c e r e a ls , and baked good s:
5 lb.
F lo u r , w h i t e -------------------------C o rn fla k e s -------------------------- - 12 o z.
B r e a d , w h i t e -------------------------- ----- lb.
B r e a d , w h o le w h e a t --------------- ----- lb.
C o o k ie s , c r e a m f i l l e d ------------ ----- lb.
F r u it s and v e g e ta b le s :
A p p l e s ------------------------------------ ----- lb.
Bananas --------------------------------- ----- lb.
O r a n g e s , s iz e 200 ----------------P o t a t o e s --------------------------------- - - 10 lb.
C e l e r y ----------------------------------- ----- lb.
L e ttu c e , s iz e 2 4 ------------------T o m a t o e s ------------------- ----------- ----- lb.
P in e a p p le - g r a p e fr u it ju ic e
d rin k
------------------------------- 46 o z . can
#303 can
P e a s , g r e e n -----------------------#303 can
T o m a to e s ---------------------------B ea n s o u p ------------------- 1 1 1 / 2 o z . can
P o ta to e s , fr e n c h fr ie d , fr o z e n — 9 o z .
See footnotes at end o f table.




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Table 2.

Estimated Average Retail Prices of Selected Food Items—October 1966—Continued
(Based on data collected for calculation of the Consumer Price Index)

W e s te r n R e g io n

B a k e r s fie ld ,
C a lif.

Ite m

D en ver,
C o lo .

L o s A n g e le s ,
C a lif.

San D ie g o ,
C a lif.

San
F r a n c is c o ,
C a lif.

S e a ttle ,
W ash.

Honolulu,
H a w a ii

N o n m e tr o ­
politan
a re a s l/

Cents
M ilk and m ilk p rod u c ts :
M ilk , fr e s h g r o c e r y ................. .
C h ee se , A m e r ic a n p r o c e s s . .

1/2 g a l.

M e a t, p o u ltry , and fis h
Steak, round ............................... . . . .
Chuck r o a s t .................................. . . . .
H a m b u r g e r ..................................
C hops, p o r k ...............................
H a m , w h o l e ...............................
B acon ...........................................
F r a n k f u r t e r s ...............................
B olog n a sau sa ge .......................
F r y in g c h i c k e n ..........................
E g g s , g ra d e A , la r g e .................
F lo u r , c e r e a ls , and baked goods:
F lo u r , w h i t e .............. ................ . . .
C o rn fla k e s .......................
B r e a d , w h i t e ...............................
B r e a d , w h o le w h e a t .................
C o o k ie s , c r e a m f i l l e d ..............

49 .8
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50. 0
47. 1

48.7
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49 ,7
48 .0

49. 8
48 .6

52 .9
45. 9

59. 3
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53. 7
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93. 2
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90.6
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115. 4
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108. 0
61.8
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3 2 .9
26.7
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58. 3
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34. 9
25. 3
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14. 9
17. 9

35. 2
30. 7
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17. 8
25. 2

F r u it s and v e g e ta b le s
A p p l e s ...........................................
Bananas ........................................
O ra n g e s , s iz e 200 ....................
P o t a t o e s ........................................
C e l e r y ...........................................
L e ttu c e , s iz e 2 4 .......................
T o m a t o e s .............. ......................
P in e a p p le - g r a p e fr u it ju ice
d r i n k ........................................... 46 oz. can
P e a s , g r e e n .................... .. . . . . #303 can
T o m a t o e s ..................................... . #303 can
B ea n s o u p .............................11 1/2 o z. can
P o ta to e s , fr e n c h fr ie d , fr o z e n . . . .9 o z.

-i^Not priced in this city.
^/insufficient quotations for any one quality or size for publication of average prices.
^/Weighted average of regional average prices for nonmetropolitan areas. The areas and cities included are
North East (Kingston, Millville, Southbridge), North Central (Crookston, Devils’ Lake, Findlay, Logansport,
Niles), South (Florence, Mangum, McAllen, Martinsville, Lhion, Vicksburg), and West (Klamath Falls, Orem).
4/Boneless chuck roast is priced in Boston, Price of bone-in chuck was estimated as 85 percent of price of boneless.




2
6
5
8
6

16.
16.
90.
67.
15.
26.
25.

9
2
5
3
5
4
5

34. 5
25. 2
10/ 17.6
15. 3
17.6

5/ Ground chuck.
6/ One half of the pound price. Packages of 5 to 11 ounces are priced in other cities.
Grade AA eggs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Grade A and Grade AA in other cities.
SlJ Extra standard grade price converted to standard (factor .93).
-2/ Solid pack, extra standard grade, No. 2 1/2 can.
12/ Excludes Western region.

U

Part II. Commodities and Services,
Other than Food and Shelter
only p r ic e s o f item s m eetin g the s p e c i­
fica tio n s w e re accep table fo r use in the
C P I, and consequently in the standard
budgets. Since then, p r ic e s o f item s o f
d iffe rin g qu a lities (i.e ., not m eetin g the
s p e c ific a tio n ) have been used fo r the in ­
dex, i f no item s o f the s p e c ifie d qu ality
a r e stocked by an outlet, so long as c o m ­
p a ra b le qu a lities a re p ric e d in the sam e
outlet fr o m p e rio d to p erio d .

Average Prices
The a v e ra g e p r ic e s shown in table
3 a re those actu ally used in the c a lcu ­
latio n o f the C ity W orker* s F a m ily Bud­
get, (m od era te standard fo r a fo u r - p e r ­
son fa m ily ) as of S ep tem b er, O ctober,
o r N o v e m b e r 1966, fo r fiv e la r g e m e t­
ro p olitan a rea s and fo r the United States
as a w hole. V a ria tio n s in th ese p r ic e s
a re re sp o n sib le fo r a la r g e p art o f the
d iffe r e n tia ls in budget costs fo r the
groups in which th ey a re included, as
published in B u lletin 1570-1.

The a v e ra g e p r ic e s fo r m any item s
included in this bulletin fo r fiv e m e tr o ­
p olitan a rea s (C h icago, N e w Y o rk , San
F ra n c is c o , D allas, and W ashington), and
fo r the United States re p res en t a “ gen­
e r a l qu ality ra n g e ’ * s p ecifica tio n , w r it ­
ten and p ric e d fo r the budget only. 6/
A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r a r e la t iv e ly few
item s w e re calcu lated fr o m a m o re
lim ite d num ber o f quotations m eetin g a
“ n a rro w qu ality range** s p e cific a tio n .
F o r many o f the la tte r item s, C P I p r ic e
data w e re used as rep o rted , o r i f e x ­
panded p ric in g w e re n e c e s s a ry , the ad­
d ition al quotations w e re obtained using
C P I s p e cific a tio n s and p ric in g p ro c e d ­
u res . A “ n a rro w qu ality ra n ge*’ s p e c i­
fica tio n a ls o was p rep a red fo r budget
p ric in g fo r som e addition al item s not
r e g u la r ly p ric e d fo r the C P I.

The data included h ere re p res en t
the f ir s t publication of actual p ric e s by
BBS, fo r item s oth er than food and fuel,
since 1955.4/ T h is publication is fe a s ­
ib le because o f the con sid era b le expan­
sion in num ber o f p r ic e
quotations
obtained in the fiv e area s fo r use in co m ­
p ilin g the budgets.-^/ R e p o rte r sam ples
fo r the C onsu m er P r i c e Index, with a
few exception s such as food, a re ty p i­
c a lly sm all. T h ey a re con sid ered ad e­
quate fo r m easu rem en t o f p r ic e changes
but inadequate fo r re lia b le m easu res of
a v e ra g e p r ic e s in d o lla rs and cents.
F u rth e rm o re , com p ila tion o f m ean in g­
ful a v e ra g e p r ic e s is com p lica ted by the
p ro b le m o f qu ality id en tifica tio n . A v e r ­
age p r ic e quotations fo r food and fu e l of
com p a rab le qu alities a re r e la tiv e ly
easy to obtain, since th ese products are
s im p le r to defin e fo r p ric in g purposes.
M a jo r d iffic u ltie s a r is e , h ow ever, in the
“ sp ecification * * p ric in g o f v a ryin g qual­
itie s of item s such as fu rn itu re, apparel,
and oth er co m m o d ities . The p ro b le m
was m ade m o re d iffic u lt when p ric in g
p ro ce d u re s w e re a lte re d fo r the re v is e d
C on su m er P r ic e Index in 1964 to p e r ­
m it deviation s fr o m sp e cific a tio n s in
p a rtic u la r outlets. P r i o r to that tim e,

The a v e ra g e p r ic e s shown fo r the
United States a re based on a com bin a­
tion o f actual p r ic e s fo r the fiv e la r g e
m etro p o lita n a rea s, actual o r estim ated
p r ic e s fo r 34 ad dition al m etro p o lita n
a rea s, and re g io n a l a v e ra g e s fo r a ll
n on m etropolitan a rea s included in each
o f fou r m a jo r geograp h ic re g io n s. The
vario u s methods used in calcu latin g the
a rea and re g io n a l p r ic e s a re d escrib ed
la te r in this b u lletin and the s p e c ific
m ethod is in dicated fo r each item.on the
d eta iled s p e c ific a tio n included in the
s p e cific a tio n section o f this bulletin.
(See appendix 1.) A r e a and re g io n a l

^ A v e ra g e Retail prices: 1955 (BLS Bulletin 1197, June
1956).
5/As many as 30 quotations were obtained for items in these
five areas. For more details, seethe description of pricing
and calculation procedures on pp. 16 to 18.




^ F o r an explanation of the “ benchmark” city pricing tech­
nique, see p. 16.

10

11

p ric e s w e re com bined to the U.S. a v e r ­
age, using Consum er P r i c e Index popu­
lation w eigh ts. Since the w eights used
to com bine a rea and re g io n a l budget
costs to the national le v e l 1/ w e re c a l­
culated on a d iffe re n t basis, the U.S.
a v e ra g e p r ic e s shown h ere a re not
e x a c tly the sam e as those im p lic it in the
published U.S. a v e ra g e cost data.
A s re p o rted in B u lletin 1570- 1, to ­
ta l costs o f the budget w e re highest in
Honolulu and lo w est in the n on m etro­
politan a rea s. In the continental United
States, the budget cost was highest in
s e v e r a l E a s te rn a rea s (notably N ew
Y o rk -N o rth e a s te rn N e w J e rs e y ) p r i ­
m a r ily because o f substan tially h igh er
food and s h e lte r costs. H o w e ve r, these
d iffe r e n c e s and the c o m p a ra tive liv in g
costs indexes shown fo r a ll 39 m e tro p litan a rea s in B u lletin 1570- 1 r e fle c t
not only p r ic e d iffe r e n c e s among area s
but also, fo r som e com ponents of the
budget, c lim a tic and re g io n a l d iff e r ­
ences in quantities and types o f item s
p ro vid ed in the budget.
M a jo r groups fo r which budget
quantities v a r y am ong m etro p o litan
a rea s include food at home, sh elter,
tran sp ortation , clothing, and a fe w m is ­
cellan eou s item s in oth er groups. A spe­
c ia l an a lysis o f in te r c ity d iffe re n c e s in
p r ic e s fo r food at hom e is p resen ted in
p a rt I and fo r s h e lte r in p art III o f this
bulletin.
In o r d e r to an alyze p r ic e d iff e r ­
ences fo r oth er com ponents, s p e cia l
com p osite in dexes^/ of those com po­
nents o f the budget fo r which v a ria tio n s
r e fle c t only d iffe r e n c e in p r ic e le v e ls
w e re com puted fo r 39 m etro p o litan
area s ranged fr o m 94 (U.S. urban = 100)
in Dayton to 110 in Honolulu, San F ra n ­
cisc o , and L o s A n g e le s . P r ic e s in the
U City Worker's Family Budget for a Moderate Living
Standard, U.S. Department of Labor (BLS Bulletin 1570-1
1967).
See Area Differences in Living Costs by Jean C. Brackett
and Helen H. Lamale, presented December 29,1967, at the
annual meeting of the American Statistical Association in
Washington, D.C.




la r g e r a rea s in the Southern and N orth
C e n tra l regio n s tended to be lo w e r than
in oth er la r g e a re a s . H o w e ve r, p r ic e
le v e ls v a rie d by le s s than 2 p ercen t
fro m the U.S. urban a v e ra g e in o v e r
h alf (22) o f the 39 m e tro p o lita n a rea s.

The tabulation contains c o m p a ra ­
tiv e liv in g costs fo r s ele c te d c o m ­
ponents o f the budget and the s p e cia l
com p osite d e s c rib e d above fo r m e tr o ­
p olitan a rea s and the fiv e “ ben ch m ark ’ ’
c itie s fo r which p r ic e s a re published in
this section. The h igh er cost o f the bud­
get fo r the N e w Y o r k a rea , com pared
w ith the oth er fou r c itie s fo r which p r i ­
ces a re being published, is due p r in c i­
p a lly to su bstan tially h igh er food and
s h e lte r exp enses. N e w Y o r k p r ic e s fo r
other groups a re also h igh er than those
fo r W ashington, D allas, and Chicago.
On the oth er hand, p r ic e s o f item s in a ll
groups, excepting food s h e lte r and
household operation , w e re h igh er in San
F ra n c is c o than in N ew Y o rk .
Since the a v e ra g e costs o f con­
sumption in San F ra n c is c o (fo r item s
oth er than food and s h e lte r) w e re highest
am ong the fiv e la r g e m etro p o lita n
a rea s, it would be exp ected that the a c ­
tual p r ic e s used in the budget would f o l­
lo w the sam e g e n e ra l pattern. Based
upon an a n a lysis o f p r ic e s in ta b le 3,
d iffe re n c e s in a v e ra g e p r ic e s do seem
to fo llo w this pattern. H o w e ve r, th ere
a re som e in te re stin g fa c ets o f p ric e s
fo r s p e c ific ite m s and groups. F o r e x ­
am ple, p r ic e s o f som e m a jo r appliances
and te le v is io n sets w e re lo w e r in San
F ra n c is c o than in one o r m o re o f the
other fou r a rea s, d espite the h igh er
shipping ch a rges to w est coast points
fo r m ost o f th ese item s. A v e r a g e p r ic e s
paid by con su m ers in D allas fo r un der­
w e a r and m en’ s sh irts w e re h igh er than
the national a v e ra g e even though the
w a rm e r c lim a te in that a rea resu lted in
lo w e r o v e r a ll costs fo r clothing.
W ith the exception of household
operation, the costs o f consum ption

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Indexes of co m p a ra tive liv in g costs fo r s e le c te d grou ps, based on
the " C it y W o r k e r 's F a m ily B u dget:" Autumn 1966
(U. S. Urban A v e r a g e = 100)

C om p on en t

T o ta l bu dget c o s t ...............

M e tro ­
p o lita n
A re a s

N o n m etro p o lita n
A rea s

N ew Y ork
N o r th e a s t e r n
N ew J e rs e y

W a s h in g ­
ton, D. C.

D a lla s ,
T ex a s

C h ic a g o
NW
Indiana

San F r a n c i s c o O akland,
C a lif o r n ia

102

91

111

102

92

103

108

F o o d .................................
S h e l t e r ..................... .. „ . „

101
104

94
81

111
126

100
106

94
82

100
120

102
111

O th e r co n su m p tio n ite m s i
H o u s e fu rn is h in g s . . . .
H o u s e h o ld o p e r a t io n „ .
T r a n s p o r ta t io n , auto
o w n e r s ...........................
C lo th in g ...........................
P e r s o n a l c a r e ...............
M e d ic a l c a r e ............... t
R e a d in g and r e c r e a t io n
(C o m b in e d )

101
100
98

95
97
108

99
100
96

100
96
110

99
96
100

100
97
100

109
108
94

101
101
102
103

95
94
91
88

102
104
101
106

100
97
103
99

95
93
100
102

106
102
107
103

109
108
118
118

102

89

105

105

100

102

109

w e r e lo w e r in the n onm etropolitan a rea s
than in m etro p o lita n a rea s, due to both
quantity and p r ic e d iffe r e n c e s . G e n e r­
a lly , h ow ever,
p r ic e s w e re lo w e r.
H ig h e r costs fo r household operation in
the s m a lle r c itie s w e re due c h ie fly to
the la r g e r quantities o f laundry and
cleanin g supplies a llow ed in th ese a rea s
(See table A -2 , B u lletin 1570-1, pp. 2227).
F o r m ost ite m s , U.S. a v e ra g e p ric e
le v e ls a re not s ig n ific a n tly d ifferen t
fro m a v e ra g e p r ic e s in the la r g e c itie s
becau se o f the r e la t iv e ly s m a ll w eight
that the lo w e r p r ic e s in the s m a ll c itie s
have in the national data. Am ong in d i­
vidu al c itie s , h ow ever, w ide p ric e
ran ges w e re o b s e rve d fo r many item s.

H ousehold F u rn is h in g s and H ousehold
O p eration

In te rc ity d iffe re n c e s in p r ic e s fo r
house furn ishin gs g e n e ra lly fo llo w e d the
d iffe r e n c e s in costs among the fiv e
c itie s —highest in San F ra n c is c o and
lo w e st in D allas and W ashington. In
W ashington, h o w ever, p r ic e s of the eight
item s o f household te x tile s w e re above
the U.S. a v e ra g e s and among the highest
of the fiv e c itie s , d espite the fact that




p r ic e s o f oth er te x tile item s w e re r e l ­
a tiv e ly low . E xcep t fo r sofa beds, fu rn ­
itu re p r ic e s w e re high in San F ra n c is c o ,
a r e fle c tio n o f high tran sp o rta tio n
c h a rges, and g e n e ra lly lo w e r than the
a v e ra g e in W ashington and C hicago.
P r ic e s in N e w Y o r k w e re h igh er than
a v e ra g e fo r a ll p ric e d fu rn itu re item s
ap p aren tly because the a v a ila b le m e r ­
chandise was at the h igh er end o f the
qu ality range p e rm itte d by the BUS spe­
c ific a tio n s . The in te rc ity d iffe r e n c e s in
household appliance p r ic e s w e re not
s ig n ific a n tly la r g e . E ven so, it is in ­
te re s tin g to note that, in m ost cases,
unlike oth er ite m s , they w e re lo w e r in
th ese c itie s than the U.S. a v e ra g e , r e ­
fle c tin g the r e la t iv e ly g r e a te r p r ic e
com p etition in the la r g e r m etro p o lita n
a rea s than in the s m a lle r.
D iffe re n c e s in costs o f household
op era tio n a re la r g e ly attrib u tab le to
d iffe r e n c e s in ra tes fo r telephone s e r v ­
ic e s which w e re lo w in San F ra n c is c o
($3.85) and high in W ashington ($6.99) in
re la tio n to the U.S. a v e ra g e . T h e re was
a lso a w ide range in p r ic e s o f autom atic
lau n dries fr o m $.19 a load in D allas to
n e a rly $.50 in W ashington and San F r a n ­
c is c o , com p a red w ith a U.S. a v e ra g e of
$.30. T h e re w e re no sign ifican t d iff e r ­
ences in p r ic e s fo r household supplies
in the fiv e la r g e m etro p o lita n a rea s.

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T ra n s p o rta tio n

The cost o f tra n sp o rta tio n fo r auto­
m o b ile ow n ers in the budget v a rie d
am ong the fiv e c itie s , la r g e ly because
o f d iffe re n c e s in au tom obile purchase
p r ic e s and insu rance p rem iu m s, which
a re not shown sep a ra tely. The net p u r­
chase p r ic e (a fte r allow an ce fo r tra d ein) o f a used c a r was highest in San
F ra n c is c o and lo w est (by n e a rly 16 p e r ­
cent) in C hicago. In surance costs also
v a rie d w id ely, the highest ra tes w e re in
N e w Y o r k and C h icago and the lo w est in
W ashington and D allas. R ates fo r the
s p e c ifie d c o v e ra g e w e re n e a rly 70 p e r ­
cent h igh er in N e w Y o r k than in W ash­
ington. The im pact o f this d iffe r e n c e on
to ta l tran sp o rta tio n costs was reduced
som ewhat by the r e la t iv e ly lo w e r u t ili­
zation o f autom obile tra n sp o rta tio n in
the N e w Y o r k a rea . A t the sam e tim e,
p r ic e s fo r upkeep item s lis te d on table
3 show g e n e ra lly the sam e rela tion sh ip
as do the o v e r a ll costs o f tran sp o rta tio n
fo r auto ow n ers —high in San F ra n c is c o
and C h icago and lo w in the oth er th ree
a re a s .
C h assis lu b rication , fo r e x ­
am ple, a v e ra g e d $2.33 inSan F ra n c is c o
but only about $ 1.60 in D allas, W ash ing­
ton, and C hicago.

‘ C lo th in g

T h e re was no con sisten t p attern to
the v a ria tio n s in p r ic e s o f ap p arel and
fo o tw e a r ite m s .
C onsu m ers in San
F ra n c is c o did pay h igh er p r ic e s fo r
many item s than those in the fou r oth er
“ ben ch m ark ”
c itie s , but not in a ll
ca ses. M en ’ s topcoat p r ic e s w e re le s s
than in the oth er c itie s . Women* s o u ter­
w e a r p r ic e s w e re g e n e ra lly lo w e st in
D alla s, but m en ’ s o u terw ea r p r ic e s
w e re not. P r ic e s o f m ost clothing item s
in W ashington w e re lo w e r than the na­
tio n a l a v e ra g e , but p r ic e s o f m en ’ s fo o t­
w e a r w e re h igh er.
S ervices
S e r v ic e p r ic e s a re influenced not
only by w age le v e ls , but also by oth er
fa c to rs such as demand, in com e, and




the le v e l o f p r ic e s fo r oth er con su m er
ite m s . T h ese p r ic e s w e re g e n e ra lly
highest in San F ra n c is c o , as was the
case w ith m ost com m o d ities . H o w e ve r,
th e re was no c le a r -c u t p attern in the
d iffe r e n c e s among oth er c itie s . F o r e x ­
am ple, p r ic e s o f m en ’ s h aircuts w e re
highest in C h icago (n e a rly $2.50), r e ­
fle c tin g the high p ro p o rtio n o f u n ion iza­
tion among b a rb ers, but p r ic e s o f beauty
shop s e r v ic e s w e re the lo w est o f any o f
the fiv e la r g e m e tro p o lita n a re a s . In
N e w Y o rk , on the oth er hand, haircut
p r ic e s w e re lo w e r than a v e ra g e , but
ch a rges in beauty shops w e re h igh er.
The sam e situation p r e v a ile d in W ash­
ington, w h ere a perm an en t w ave cost
o v e r $18 com p a red w ith $ 11 in C h icago.
C h arges fo r p h y sic ia n s ’ s e r v ic e s w e re
r e la t iv e ly lo w in C hicago, but, as p r e ­
v io u s ly noted, p r ic e s o f au tom obile
s e r v ic e s w e re among the highest. M o re
than h alf o f the s e r v ic e ite m s in N ew
Y o rk f o r which in divid u al data a re given
w e re lo w e r than the a v e ra g e . T h ose fo r
eye c a re w e re only about h alf the le v e l
o f San F ra n c is c o p r ic e s .

Pricing Concepts
The p u rpose o f the standard budget
is to m ea su re the cost o fo re p res en ta ­
tiv e lis t o f goods and s e r v ic e s con­
s id e re d n e c e s s a ry to m aintain the le v e l
o f liv in g d e s c rib e d by the standard. O f
p a rtic u la r in te re s t is the d iffe r e n c e in
the cost o f this lis t o f goods and s e r v ­
ic e s fr o m c ity to city. Q u a lities and
v a r ie tie s o f item s bought by con su m ers
a r e influ enced by fa c to rs such as v a r ­
iations in in com e and buying habits
am ong c itie s , and m o re s ign ifica n tly,
among geo gra p h ic re g io n s. Thus, two
o b je c tiv e s a re in vo lv ed in p ric in g fo r
the budget. T h e s e o b je c tiv e s a re not a l­
w ays com patib le, and th ey p resen t spe­
c ia l p ro b le m s fo r p r ic e data c o lle c tio n .
On one hand, the s p e c ific item s to be
p ric e d must re p re s e n t the qu alities p u r­
chased by b u dget-type fa m ilie s and
those a s s o c ia ted w ith quantities s p e c i­
fie d in the budget so that c o r r e c t a v e r ­
age p r ic e s and u ltim a te ly the c o r r e c t

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o v e r a ll budget cost can be com puted. On
the oth er hand, budget p ric in g also must
re p re s e n t com p a rab le qu a lities fro m
c ity to c ity in o r d e r that in te rc ity d if­
fe re n c e s in liv in g costs m ay be m e a s ­
u red a ccu ra tely.
It is not p o s s ib le to a c h ieve both de­
s ire d o b je c tiv e s through the use of a
sin gle * standard’ 1 p ric in g technique.
B est re su lts can be a ch ieved through
the use of d iffe re n t p ric in g and/or p r o ­
cessin g techniques fo r d iffe re n t item s.
It should be em ph asized a lso that p r ic ­
ing fo r the budgets is aim ed at obtaining
the cost o f equivalent goods and s e r v ­
ic e s in a ll c itie s . P r ic in g fo r the Con­
sum er P r ic e . Index, on the oth er hand,
does take into account d iffe r e n c e s in
*‘ buying h ab its” 9/ am ong c itie s and,
to a le s s e r extent, d iffe r e n c e s in the
a v a ila b ility of the s p e c ific goods and
s e r v ic e s on the m arket.
Selection of Items
Although the budget c o v e rs the cost
o f a ll ite m s which a re re q u ire d by a
fa m ily to ach ieve the s p e c ifie d standard
o f liv in g , the lis t o f ite m s actu ally p ric e d
fo r the budget is a sam ple sele cted to
re p res en t the many d iffe re n t item s, v a ­
r ie tie s and qu alities purchased by con­
su m ers. In the main, a llo w a b le budget
quantities fo r the item s d iscu ssed in
this bulletin w e re d eterm in ed fo r c a te ­
g o rie s and su b ca tegories. W ithin the
re s p e c tiv e c a te g o rie s , the m ost im ­
portant in dividual ite m s (in te rm s o f e x ­
p en d itu res) w e re design ated as item s
to be p ric e d . P r ic e s w e re estim ated fo r
a num ber o f item s which w e re not d i­
r e c t ly p ric e d , but fo r which quantity
data w e re a v a ila b le . F in a lly , e stim a tes
o f costs w e re used to re p res en t a fe w
c a te g o rie s o f expenditure, m ain ly ‘ m is ­
c ella n e o u s ” o r ‘ ‘ c a tc h - a ll” c a te g o rie s ,
fo r w hich quantity data w e re not a v a il­
able.

2/The term “ buying habits' reflects differences in income
level, family size, occupational status, and other socioeco­
nomic determinants of differences in levels of living.




A s used by the Bureau in p ric in g
fo r the C on su m er P r ic e Index, the spe­
c ific a tio n includes a d etailed d e s c r ip ­
tion o f the c h a ra c te ris tic s o f an ite m
which d eterm in e its qu ality and, th e r e ­
fo r e , influ ence its p r ic e . H o w e ve r, fo r
p ric in g the budgets, sp e cific a tio n s a lso
w e re used to d e s c rib e v e r y b ro a d ly d e­
fined item s w h ere fe w o r no to le ra n c e
lim its w e re estab lish ed fo r the de­
s c rip tio n o f qu ality fa c to rs . Thus, fo r
id en tifica tio n pu rp oses, the s p e c ific a ­
tions used in budget p ric in g a re r e fe r r e d
to in this bulletin as e ith e r ‘ ‘ g e n e ra l
qu ality ra n g e ”
o r ‘ ‘ n a rro w quality
ra n g e ” sp e cific a tio n .
One o f the im portant con sid era tion s
go vern in g the s e le c tio n o f a s p e c ific
ite m o r item s f o r p ric in g fo r the budget
is the ap p ro p ria te c o v e ra g e o f a much
m o re g e n e ra lly defined ite m fo r which
the actual budget quantity was d eriv e d .
F o r item s oth er than food and sh elter,
the p r ic e le v e l and the qu ality r e p r e ­
sented by the budget quantities w e re d e­
te rm in e d p r im a r ily fr o m the “ S u rvey
o f Consu m er E xp en ditu res, 1960-61“
as the a v e ra g e fo r the in com e c la s s at
which the point of m axim um e la s tic ity
o cc u rred . Depending upon the d e g re e o f
d eta il obtained, the “ ite m ” in the e x ­
penditure s u rv ey would have en com ­
passed s e v e r a l v a r ie tie s , q u a lities, and
s iz e s . (See B u lletin 1570-1 fo r a d is ­
cussion o f the qu an tity-in com e e la s ti­
c ity an a lysis techn iqu e.)
P r ic e and qu ality le v e ls g e n e ra lly
w e re d eterm in ed through the an alysis
o f expenditure data as re p o rted by budg e t-ty p e fa m ilie s . T h is an alysis was
supplem ented by fu rth er refin em en t and
an a lysis o f data fr o m oth er sou rces in
o rd e r to id en tify p r o p e r ly and d e s c r ib e
the s p e c ific ite m s to be p ric e d . In e ffe c t,
the p r ic e d ite m must re p res en t the v a ­
r ie ty o f “ ite m s ,” h o w e ve r w ide o r n a r­
row, re p res en ted by the budget quantity.
A c c o rd in g ly , s p e cific a tio n s w e re drawn
up which r e fle c te d the actual a v a ila b ility
12/See appendix for the specifications used in the collection
of prices for the “ City Worker's Family Budget.'*

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o f goods and s e r v ic e s on the m arket as
o f the p ric in g date (which, o f cou rse,
was s e v e r a l y e a rs la te r than the p erio d
re p res en ted by the expenditure data).
On one hand, th ey had to be s u ffic ie n tly
broad to p e rm it p ric in g in m ost, if not
a ll, r e t a il outlets in the sam ple; on the
oth er hand, th ey had to assu re to the
g re a te s t d e g re e p o s s ib le that equivalent
goods and s e r v ic e s would be p ric e d in
each city.
A s indicated p re v io u s ly , d ire c t
p ric in g g e n e ra lly was c a r r ie d out fo r
item s having r e la t iv e ly la r g e quantities
and fo r which an adequate s p e cific a tio n
(o r s p e c ific a tio n s ) could be p rep a red .
In som e cases the ite m re p res en ted
by the budget quantity was fa r too gen­
e r a l to p e rm it easy d efin ition o f a spe­
c ific ite m fo r p ric in g . F o r exam ple, to
re p res en t p r o p e r ly the budget item :
“ la m p ’ ’ , a g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n was
p rep a red in which the only lim ita tio n s
w e re style (table lam p) and s ize (up to
45 inches high). E xpen ditu res fo r a ll
other types o f lam ps also w e re included
in the expenditu re data, but indu stry data
indicated that table lam ps w e re sold in
g re a te s t volu m e. IJL/ P r ic in g agents
w e re in stru cted to re p o rt p r ic e s fo r
th re e volu m e- s ellin g lam ps m eetin g the
g e n e ra l s p e cific a tio n in each designated
outlet in the fiv e “ ben chm ark” a rea s.
The n a rr o w e r s p e c ific a tio n used fo r the
C P I, which defin es con stru ction in ad­
dition to style and s ize , was p ric e d in
the rem ain in g a rea s.
Som e item s do not p resen t a w ide
ch oice o f v a r ie tie s o f qu alities fo r p r ic ­
ing (e .g ., m en ’ s h aircu ts) and s p e c ifi­
cations could be p rep a red re a d ily . In
fact, C P I (n arrow ) sp e cific a tio n s w e re

^ W h e r e possible, the specific quality limits used in spe­
cifications for broadly defined items were based on the
qualities sold at the prices shown on frequency distributions
of prices paid by families at the point of maximum elas­
ticity. For example, prices paid for lamps and furniture
showed very wide dispersion (indicating a wide range of
qualities). Therefore, “ general quality range’* specifica­
tions were prepared for these items.




used w h e re v e r p o s s ib le . N e v e rth e le s s ,
it was n e c e s s a ry to p re p a re d additional
s p e cific a tio n s to c o v e r in dividual item s
not included in the C P I, in o rd e r to a s ­
sure adequate c o v e ra g e o f each o f the
budget c a te g o rie s .
It was not alw ays p o s s ib le o r n e c e s ­
s a ry to s e le c t one ite m o r m o re fo r
p ric in g . Som e item s w e re c o n s id e re d to
be u n p riceable through the use o f con­
ven tion al p ro ce d u re s, o r the cost o f de­
velo p in g a s p e cia l technique fo r p ric in g
was too gre a t. F o r exam ple, one o f the
w om en ’ s ap p a rel item s is d e s c rib e d in
the expenditu re su rvey as “ Rubbers,
galosh es, b o o ts .’ ’ In con sid erin g h ow to
re p re s e n t this broad item , th ese qu es­
tions a ro s e : Should galosh es be p rice d ?
P la s tic o r rubber? F u ll ru bbers? Boots?
F u r-lin e d boots? O b viou sly, it was not
p o s s ib le to re p res en t a ll th ese with a
sin gle s p e cific a tio n , and too c o s tly to
p r ic e m o re than one s p e c ific a tio n to
re p re s e n t the item . A c c o rd in g ly , an
estim ated p r ic e was d e riv e d in re la tio n
to g i r l s ’ boots. 12/ it was not alw ays
p o s s ib le to s e le c t a s p e c ific qu ality of
a sin gle item . M en ’ s lo a fe r s , fo r in ­
stance, a re a v a ila b le in a v a r ie ty o f up­
p e rs (canvas, le a th e r, etc) and out soles
(ru bber, leath er, p la s tic , e tc .) A ls o ,
th e re is c o n s id e ra b le d iffe re n c e of
opinion am ong r e p o r te r s as to the type
o r style o f shoe c la s s ifie d as a “ lo a f e r . ’ ’
Because o f these c h a ra c te ris tic s a d e­
fined qu ality (o r q u a lities ) could not be
d e s c rib e d and an estim ated p r ic e of
m en’ s lo a fe r s was d e riv e d in re la tio n to
m en ’ s s tre e t shoes.
In such in stan ces, and in cases
w h ere item s w e re c lo s e ly re la te d to
item s a lre a d y s e le c te d fo r p ric in g (e.g.,
m en’ s and b o y ’ s shoes), the use o f e s t i­
m ated p r ic e s in lieu o f actual p ric e s
p ro vid ed just as accu rate a m easu re of
the cost of an ite m as d ire c t p ric in g .

See appendix 1 (Specifications) for specific estimating
procedures.

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Price Collection Procedures
A com bination o f d iffe re n t tech ­
niques was used in c o lle c tin g p r ic e s fo r
the standard budget, accord in g to the
p a rtic u la r c h a ra c te ris tic s o f the in di­
vidu al s p e cific a tio n s ; that is, fo r item s
having a w ide range o f qu a lities, v a r ie ­
tie s , etc., *‘ g e n e ra l qu ality range s p e c i­
fication s* ' w e re p ric e d by one method
and fo r item s having a lo w va ria n c e in
p r ic e s among r e p o r te r s , ‘ ‘n a rro w qual­
ity range s p e c ific a tio n s ’ ’ w e re p ric e d
by a d iffe re n t method.
The m ost w id e ly used technique fo r
item s oth er than food and s h e lte r was
the “ ben chm ark” c ity approach. By this
technique, as many as 30 quotations o r
m o re fo r a sin gle ite m w e re c o lle c te d
in fiv e la r g e m e tro p o lita n a rea s, N ew
Y o rk , W ashington, D allas, Chicago, and
San F ra n c is c o . The p r ic e s a re r e p r e ­
sen tative o f the w hole range of qu alities
and v a r ie tie s o f an ite m and m eet a
b ro a d ly defined “ g e n e r a l” s p e c ific a ­
tion. The Bureau would have p r e fe r r e d
to expand p ric in g in m o re , if not all,
a rea s.
H o w e ve r,
the a va ila b le r e ­
sou rces did not p e rm it such an expan­
sion. T h e r e fo r e , fiv e la r g e m e tr o p o li­
tan area s r e fe r r e d to as “ ben ch m ark ”
c itie s w e re chosen on the b asis of th e ir
lo ca tio n and because in th re e of th em —
W ashington, Chicago, and San F ra n ­
c is c o —the outlet sam ples p ric e d fo r the
C P I w e re la r g e r than in oth er a rea s.
Outlet sam ples w e re expanded in N ew
Y o rk and D allas to re s e m b le the sam ple
s iz e in the oth er th re e benchm ark c itie s .
G e n e ra lly , each s p e cific a tio n was p ric e d
fo r the budget in eight outlets in D allas,
San F ra n c is c o , and W ashington, and in
ten outlets in C h icago and N ew Y o rk .
In the other a rea s, p r ic e s fo r a
n a rr o w ly
defined s p e cific a tio n w e re
obtained fr o m r e ta il outlets re g u la rly
p ric e d fo r the C P I. U sually, C P I spe­
c ific a tio n s w e re p rice d , but fo r som e
ite m s p a rtic u la r brands w e re s p e cifie d
to be p ric e d in a ll c itie s , in o rd e r to
a ssu re in te rc ity c o m p a ra b ility . A s is
d iscu ssed in m o re d eta il la te r , p ric e s
w e r e e s t i m a t e d fo r non-benchm ark




c itie s fr o m the p r ic e ra tio betw een
s tr ic tly com p a rab le item s in the non­
benchm ark and benchm ark c ity in each
o f fou r re g io n s. T his “ m atchin g” of
id en tic a l quotations y ie ld s estim a tes o f
p r ic e d iffe r e n c e s at m in im a l cost and
a lso im p ro v e s the m easu rem en t o f in ­
t e r c it y d iffe r e n c e s in liv in g costs.
A second technique, used exten ­
s iv e ly fo r s e r v ic e item s, was to expand
the sam ple o f outlets in which the item s
w e re p ric e d to in su re re lia b le a v e ra g e
p r ic e s fo r the a rea . Item s p ric e d by this
method a re those not having a d efin eable range o f qu alities and v a r ie tie s ,
as, fo r exam p le, m en ’ s h aircu ts. F o r
som e item s the outlet sam ple was e x ­
panded in a ll 56 c itie s , and fo r oth er
item s the sam ple s iz e was in crea se d
only in the la r g e m etro p o lita n a rea s.
C P I p ric in g p ro ce d u re s w e re fo llo w e d
and n ew ly in itia ted outlets w e re s ele cted
on the sam e b asis as index outlets.
F in a lly , som e item s included in the
standard budgets re q u ire d no addition al
p ric in g in any c itie s and fo r such item s
C P I p r ic e s w e re used d ir e c tly in c a l­
culating the budget costs. Included in
this c a te g o ry a re not only item s having
little v a ria tio n in p r ic e s am ong r e ­
p o r te rs , but a lso those fo r which the
sam ple o f r e p o r te r s is la r g e o r r e p r e ­
sents a s iza b le p ro p o rtio n o f the uni­
v e r s e o f s e lle r s .
B ecause o f the re p lic a tio n d esign
o f the C onsu m er P r ic e Index (See B u l­
le tin 1517, Chapter IV , “ Sam pling A s ­
p ects o f the 1964 R e v is io n ” ) not a ll
item s w e re p ric e d in a ll c itie s . S p e c i­
fica tio n s w e re d esign ated fo r p ric in g in
Sam ple 1 and/or Sam ple 2 c itie s , as fo r
the C P I. (See appendix 2.) H o w e ve r, in
th re e c itie s , B a k e rs fie ld , H a rtfo rd , and
K ingston, a ll budget item s w e re p rice d ,
w h ereas only one ite m sam ple is re gu ­
la r ly p ric e d f o r the C P I. T h is addition al
p ric in g p ro vid ed p r ic e s fo r each s p e c i­
fic a tio n in at le a s t two c itie s in each
re g io n a l grouping o f the m e d iu m -s ize d
and s m a ll c itie s .

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The num ber o f outlets in which bud­
get item s w e re p ric e d v a rie d by city.
B a s ic a lly , the sam ple s iz e was that of
the C P I, although th e re w e re som e e x ­
ception s. F o r exam ple, an item d e s ig ­
nated to be p ric e d both in Sam ple 1 and
Sam ple 2 would n o rm a lly be p ric e d in
eight outlets in c itie s in which both
sam ples a re p ric e d and in fou r outlets
in c itie s in which only one sam ple is
p rice d . Both ite m sam ples w e re p ric e d
in two subsam ples o f outlets in a ll fiv e
“ b en chm ark” c itie s .
Calculation Procedures
T w o g e n e ra l p ro ce d u re s w e re used
to calcu late the c ity a v e ra g e p r ic e s used
in the budget. The s p e c ific technique
used fo r each ite m depended p rin c ip a lly
on the way in which it was p ric e d . T h ese
p ro ce d u re s a re indicated on the s p e c i­
fic a tio n fo r each item , lis te d in appen­
d ix 1.
M ethod I. F o r item s having a w ide
range o f qu a lities and v a r ie tie s and
p ric e d accord in g to the “ b en chm ark”
c ity technique, budget p r ic e s in the fiv e
“ b en ch m ark ” c itie s w e re com puted as
an a v e ra g e o f a ll re p o rte d p r ic e s . F o r
the non-ben ch m ark c itie s , com parab le
a v e ra g e p r ic e s w e re estim ated by ap­
plyin g an in te rc ity ra tio to the bench­
m a rk c ity p r ic e . T h is estim ation p r o ­
cedu re in vo lv ed the fo llo w in g steps:
1. Item s p ric e d in the non-benchm ark c itie s w e re m atched with item s
in the benchm ark c itie s having id en tical
d es crip tio n s (brand, m o d el number,
s ize , e tc .) In s o fa r as p o s s ib le , item s
w e re m atched betw een benchm ark and
non-benchm ark c itie s in the sam e r e ­
gion; when c itie s in the sam e regio n
w e re not a v a ila b le , benchm ark c itie s in
oth er regio n s w e re used.
2, An in te r c ity ra tio betw een the
p a rtic u la r c ity and the benchm ark c ity
was calcu lated based on the sum of the
p r ic e s fo r the m atched ite m s . F o r the
s m a ll c itie s (n onm etropolitan a re a s ),
p r ic e ra tio s w e re based on the sum of




the m atched item s fo r a ll the s m a ll
c itie s p ric e d in the re g io n instead of one
city.
3.
The a v e ra g e p r ic e fo r the bench­
m a rk c ity was m u ltip lied by the in te r ­
c ity p r ic e ra tio to d e riv e an estim ated
a v e ra g e p r ic e fo r the non-ben ch m ark
c ity (o r region , fo r n on m etropolitan
a r e a s ).
M ethod II. F o r item s having litt le
v a ria tio n in p r ic e s among re p o r te r s ,
and p ric e d in C P I outlets only o r in an
expanded sam ple o f outlets using C P I
p ric in g techniques, the budget p r ic e was
calcu lated as a sim p le a v e ra g e o f the
re p o rted p r ic e s . A g a in fo r the s m a ll
c itie s , re g io n a l a v e ra g e p r ic e s w e re
based on the sum of p r ic e s fo r a ll the
s m a ll c itie s in the regio n . T h is p r o ­
cedure is subdivided into M ethod Ila ,
c o v e rin g item s fo r which only C P I p r i ­
ces w e re used, o r F B item s p ric e d only
in C P I outlets, and M ethod lib , c o v e rin g
item s p ric e d in an expanded sam ple of
outlets.
F o r those item s not re g u la r ly
p ric e d in a ll c itie s , p r ic e s fo r the spe­
c ific a tio n s not p r ic e d w e re s p e c ific a lly
estim ated fo r the seven m e d iu m -s ize d
c itie s in which only one sam ple o f item s
is re g u la r ly p ric e d fo r the C P I. That is,
p r ic e s fo r s p e cific a tio n s n o r m a l l y
p ric e d only in Sam ple 1 c itie s w e re e s t i­
m ated fo r fou r Sam ple 2 c itie s —Baton
Rouge, In dian apolis, N a s h v ille ,
and
P o rtla n d . P r ic e s fo r s p e cific a tio n s n o r­
m a lly p ric e d only in Sam ple 2 c itie s
w e re estim ated fo r th re e Sam ple 1
c itie s —Austin, G reen Bay, and L a n c a s ­
te r. The e stim a tin g p ro ce d u re in vo lved
calculating a ra tio in the benchm ark c ity
(fo r the a p p ro p ria te re gio n ) betw een the
a v e ra g e p r ic e s fo r the ite m not p ric e d
and a re la ted p ric e d item . T h is ra tio
was then m u ltip lied by the a v e ra g e p ric e
of the p ric e d ite m in the m e d iu m -s ize d
c ity to d e riv e an estim a ted p r ic e fo r the
unpriced item .
A p p lica b le sales and e x c is e taxes
w e re included in the budget p r ic e s in
a ll ca ses. A w eigh ted a v e ra g e sales tax

18

was used w h ere a rea s included ju r is ­
dictions having d iffe re n t ra te s. The
sales tax ra te used fo r the re g io n a l
a v e ra g e o f s m a ll c itie s was a sim p le
a v e ra g e of the tax ra tes f o r the sm a ll
c itie s included in each region .
F o r va rio u s reason s, it is not
p ra c tic a l to use the standard p ric in g
and/or calcu lation p ro ce d u re s fo r s e v ­




e r a l im portant item s included in the
budget. F o r a fe w item s, the data can­
not be c o lle c te d accord in g to a p r e ­
d eterm in ed sp e cific a tio n ; fo r exam p le,
u s e d -c a r p r ic e s . In oth ers, such as
au tom obile in su ran ce, p ric e s a re c o l­
le cted fr o m manuals or oth er s im ila r
m a te ria ls . P r ic in g and calcu lation te c h ­
niques fo r th ese item s a re a lso in d i­
cated in appendix 1.

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Table 3.

Item

Average Retail Prices of Selected Commodities and Services for U.S. and 5 Benchmark 1J
Metropolitan Areas Used in City Worker’s Family Budget, Autumn 1966

S p e c ific a tio n
N u m b er i u

U .S .
A vera ge

N ew Y o r k

D a llas

C h ica go

San
F ra n c is c o

H ousing

H ou seh old T e x tile s :
S h e e t s .................... . ... .
P illo w ca ses (p a ir ) . . . .
P illo w . . . . . . . . . . . .
B lan ket . . . . . . . . . . .
B e d sp re a d . . . . ............
Bath to w e l . . . . . . . . .
C u r t a in s .............................
D r a p e r ie s ..........................

W ashington

23-001
23-008
23-013
23-022
23-031
23-050
23-085
23-091

(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )

$

3.09
1. 53
5. 09
6. 45
5.97
1.74
5.08
9.21

$

3. 16
1.60
5.77
6. 84
5.71
1.76
4 .29
8. 59

$

3.43
1.73
5. 35
7. 07
6. 38
1.97
5. 56
10. 36

$

2.73 $
1.62
3.88
5. 44
5. 19
1.31
3. 52
7. 30

3.01
1.39
4. 67
7. 22
5. 98
1.52
5. 37
9.71

$

3. 55
1.72
5.71
6. 87
7. 03
2. 87
6. 39
9.82

F lo o r C o v e rin g :
R o o m - s iz e rug (9 ,x l 2 l) .

23-355/336 (F B - G ),
23-377 (F B )

129.00

133.00

128.04

114.10

130.19

141.59

23-132/133 (F B -G )
23-169 (F B -G )
23-192 (F B -G )
23-211 (F B -G )
23-204 (F B -G )
23-228 (F B -G )

306.14
51.08
263.98
307.72
58.61
586.57

318.50
60. 07
272.39
345.59
61. 40
609.64

285.00
45. 75
249.32
270.36
56.88
625.24

268.42
41.78
264.35
303.52
62 .4 4
473.47

288.98
44. 99
234.67
278.84
59. 40
602.01

364.36
60. 48
258.11
362.88
66. 81
648.01

23-411 (C P I)
23-423 (C P I)
23-465 (Aux)
23-471 (Aux)
23-387 (C P I)
23-399/399A/
399C (C P I)

48. 90
228.05
14. 98
13. 09
277.89

44.22
231.17
14. 41
12.71
257.58

46. 57
218.04
15. 01
13. 18
265.62

47. 20
218.43
14. 19
12.47
298.29

47. 96
222.76
14. 71
13. 38
261.18

45.99
222. 16
18. 65
13. 93
276.49

206.64

189.80

198.41

215.09

203.17

214.80

11.50

10. 56

12. 37

9.78

10.85

13. 26

48. 45
. 27
29. 27

42. 39
.28
29.00

45.99
. 26
24.61

47. 71
. 30
29. 04

57. 89
. 32
33. 19

53.04
. 25
32. 23

0. 36

0. 35

0. 36

0. 37

0. 38

0. 41

F u rn itu re:
L iv in g - r o o m suite . . . .
C o c k ta il t a b l e .................
Dual pu rpose sofa . . . .
B e d ro o m su ite . . . . . . .
B ed sp rin g s . . . . . . . . .
D in in g -r o o m suite . . . .
E le c t r ic a l A p p lia n c e s :
Vacu um c le a n e r . . . . . .
W ashing m ach in e . . . . .
T o a s t e r ............................
Iron ............ . . . . . . . . .
R e fr ig e r a t o r 4/ . . . . . .
R a n ge, gas o r e le c t r ic 4/

H o u se w a res, T a b le w a r e
and M is ce lla n e o u s
Equipm ent:
C a rp et s w e e p e r ..............
D ish es, s e t . . . . . . . . .
L ig h t b u lb ........... ..
Lam p* t a b l e ....................

23-591 (C P I)
23-531/531C/
23-533 (F B -G )
H -954 (F B )
23-608 (F B -G )

H ou sehold O p e ra tio n —
Supplies:
La u n d ry soap, fla k e s
(13 o z . ) ............................
D e te rg e n t, pow d er
(20 o z . ) ..........................
D e te rg e n t, liq u id
(15 fl. o z . ) ....................
Sp ra y sta rc h (14 o z . ) . .
L iq u id b leach (1/2 g a l . ) .
F lo o r w ax (27 f l . o z . ) . .
Scouring p o w d er (14 o z . )
Scou ring pads (box - 10
pads) ...............................
A i r d e o d o r iz e r (7 f l . o z . )
P a p e r napkins (box of 80)
T o ile t tissu e (650 sh eet
r o ll) ...............................

H -802 (C P I)
H -804 (C P I)

. 36

. 33

. 34

. 37

. 38

. 37

H -807
H -952
H -950
H-951
H -953

(C P I)
(F B )
(F B )
(F B )
(F B )

.3 9
.45
. 36
.9 4
. 17

. 38
. 42
. 33
.87
. 17

. 38
.46
. 34
. 87
. 16

. 40
. 48
.40
1.02
. 17

.3 9
. 47
. 37
.9 4
. 17

.43
. 54
. 40
.90
. 18

H-901 (C P I)
H -906 (C P I)
H -764 (C P I)

.29
. 58
. 18

.26
. 55
.1 9

. 27
. 56
. 20

.29
. 57
.20

. 31
.61
. 18

. 31
. 54
. 18

H-799 (C P I)

.0 9

.0 8

.08

. 10

. 10

. 10

34-754

. 30

.3 4

.4 9

.19

. 28

. 48

5.00

5.21

6 .9 9

5. 09

4. 98

3.85

H ou sehold O p e ra tio n —
S e rv ic e s :
A u to m a tic laundry s e r ­
v ic e , a v e r a g e 10 lb s. ;
R e s id e n tia l telep hone,
m onthly s e r v ic e
(2 -p a r ty lin e ).................
See footnotes at end o f table.




(C P I)

22-620 (X )

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Table 3.

Average Retail Prices of Selected Commodities and Services for U.S. and 5 Benchmark 1/
Metropolitan Areas Used in City Worker’s Family Budget, Autumn 1966—Continued

Item

S p ecifica tio n
N u m b er 2/

U . S.
A v e r a g e _3/

N ew Y o r k

G a so lin e ( g a l . ) .................... 41-065
M o to r o il ( q t . ) . . ............... 41-097
C h assis L u b ric a tio n . . . . 41-355
T ir e , t u b e le s s .............. . 0 41-161
B a t t e r y . . . . . .................... 41-226
M o to r t u n e - u p ................. . 41-483
F r o n t end a lign m en t . . . . 41-675
B ra k es re lin e d . . . . . . . 41-643

(C P I)
(C P I)
(C P I)
(C P I)
(F B )
(C P I)
(C P I)
(F B )

$

0. 33
.6 4
1.71
26. 35
28. 26
23. 00
14. 44
34. 51

C h icago

San
F r a n c is c o

$

0. 32
. 66
1.64
23. 56
28. 95
21 .4 4
16.66
33. 06

$

0. 33
. 65
1.60
27. 09
26. 47
23. 94
15. 59
37. 12

$

0.29 $ 0. 33
. 66
. 62
1.64
1.82
25. 36
25. 54
27. 72
28. 86
24. 26
25. 79
13. 43
17.71
33. 65
39. 64

$

0. 33
.66
2. 33
30. 83
29. 74
30. 67
16. 78
42. 30

C lothing

M e n 's C lothing:

W o rk tr o u s e r s . . . . . . . .
D re s s s h i r t ..............
W o rk s h i r t ..........................
S p ort s h irt . . . . . . . . . .
U n d e rs h orts . ................. .
U n d e rs h irt . . . . . . . . . .
P a ja m a s . . . . . . . . . . . .
Socks (p a ir ). . . . . . . . . .
S tr e e t shoes .................... .
W o r k shoes . . . . . . . . . .
D re s s r u b b e r s ........... ..
F e lt hat ....................... .. . .

D a llas

T ra n sp o rta tion

P r iv a t e T r a n s p o rta tio n A u to m o b ile O p eratin g
E xpen ses:

T o p co at ....................... .. . .
S w ea te r ...............................
Suit (y e a r -ro u n d w eig h t). .
D re s s s l a c k s . . . . . . . . .

W ashin gton

31-018 (F B -G )
31-154 (F B -G )
31-052/053 (F B -G )
31-086 (F B - G ),
31-087 (F B -G )
31-171 (F B -G )
31-273 (F B -G )
31-222 (F B -G )
31-292 (F B -G )
31-342 (F B -G )
31-324 (F B -G )
31-376 (F B -G )
31-409 (F B -G )
33-002 (F B -G )
33-046 (F B -G )
33-226 (F B -G )
31-427 (F B -G )

$ 70.21
15. 40
77. 10

$ 79.61
13. 06
79. 03

$ 67.75
14. 78
68. 58

9. 68
4. 90
5. 36
3.61
5. 32
1.28
1. 17
5.65
1.21
15.12
12. 53
4.03
14. 10

10. 44
5. 47
5. 63
3. 53
5. 38
1.25
1.08
5. 17
1.07
16. 93
12. 42
4. 25
14. 55

9. 68
4. 20
5. 22
3. 40
4. 97
1.25
1. 12
5. 45
1. 14
17. 27
14. 05
3. 74
13. 17

8. 95
4. 31
5. 07
3.68
5. 82
1.41
1.01
6. 08
1.19
14. 13
10. 79
4. 24
14. 11

9 .44
4 .85
5. 53
3. 80
5.48
1.29
1.23
6. 19
1.31
15. 06
14.27
3.61
13. 81

9.76
5. 36
5. 14
4. 25
5. 42
1.34
1.37
5. 30
1.27
13. 76
14. 52
4. 19
16. 45

32-001/002 (F B -G )
32-105 (F B -G )
32-118 (F B -G )
32-222, 32-223 (C P I),
32-226 (F B -G )
32-248 (F B -G )
32-144 (F B -G )
32-172 (F B -G )
32-287 (F B -G )
32-378 (F B -G )
32-391 (F B -G )
32-313 (F B -G )
32-327 (F B -G )
32-339 (F B -G )
32-405 (F B -G )
33-271/272 (F B -G )
33-361 (F B -G )
33-406 (F B -G )
32-432 (F B -G )
32-443 (F B -G )

55. 07
24. 80
8.60

65. 43
26. 60
8. 06

51.39
26. 76
9.42

50. 91
21.54
9. 34

52. 81
23. 13
7. 94

56. 20
23. 09
11. 16

12. 19
4. 93
4. 51
6. 84
4. 57
8. 27
2.60
. 88
5. 41
4. 34
1.23
13. 04
10. 56
4. 96
5.61
2.69

12.61
4. 10
4. 59
7. 00
4. 79
8. 15
2 .69
.97
6. 81
4. 43
1. 17
13. 53
10. 86
4.66
6. 27
2. 74

12. 72
5. 73
4. 59
6. 57
3. 91
7.69
2. 70
. 88
4. 28
4.05
1.27
12.66
10. 07
4. 75
6. 20
2. 77

11.46
4. 04
4. 54
6. 80
4. 35
8.79
2. 91
.9 5
5. 03
3. 50
1.26
12. 53
9.96
4.43
5.85
3. 17

12. 41
5. 14
3. 85
5. 94
4. 82
8. 57
2. 57
. 80
5. 20
4. 52
1. 18
12. 18
10. 01
5.89
5. 55
2.47

12.62
6. 54
4. 77
8. 69
4. 93
8. 75
2. 77
. 78
5.74
4. 89
1.30
14. 57
12. 15
5. 10
6.48
3. 00

31-662
31-714
31-577
31-646
31-732
31-817
31-832
31-883
33-542
33-586

(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )

20. 52
8. 30
20.40
6. 11
4.06
3.49
.77
.66
12. 29
5.44

23.42
8.47
21.47
6. 03
3. 98
3. 54
.7 9
.6 5
12.80
5.60

19.88
7. 93
20. 34
5.37
3. 80
3. 53
.73
.66
12. 13
5. 37

21.36
8.01
19. 54
6.01
3. 57
3. 60
.73
.60
11.74
5. 25

17.99
7.93
19.89
5.87
3 .64
3. 26
.79
.61
12.70
5.05

21.86
9.65
18. 84
6 .45
4. 83
3. 80
. 87
. 75
12. 97
6. 33

32-554
32-579
32-631
32-744

(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )

25.70
10.95
5.32
6. 65

26. 83
11.77
5. 46
6.68

28.88
12.08
5. 03
7. 09

20. 61
8.99
5.21
7. 88

26.
10.
5.
6.

24. 22
12. 37
6. 21
7.69

$ 69.81 $ 73.65
16. 10
15. 92
76. 47
81.60

$ 65.31
18. 09
79. 09

W o m e n 's A p p a re l:
C oat (h e a v y -w e ig h t) . . . .
C a rc o a t . . . . . . . . . . . .
S w e a t e r ...............................
S tr e e t d re s s .................... .
House d re s s .......................
B l o u s e .............. .................
S l a c k s ........... » ...................
S lip ........................................
G ir d le ..................................
B r a s s ie r e .............................
P a n ties * ................................
N i g h t g o w n ................. .. • •
P a ja m a s .......................... .. •
N y lo n hose ( p a i r ) ..............
S tr e e t shoes .......................
C asual s h o e s .............. .. » »
House s l i p p e r s .................
Hat • . ..................................
G l o v e s ............................
B o y 's Clothing:
S p ort c o a t ..........................
S w e a t e r .................... ..
A l l pu rpose c o a t ..............
Slack s ..................................
D u ngarees . . . . . ............
S p ort s h i r t .............. ..
U n d e r s h o r t s .......................
S o c k s .....................................
S tr e e t shoes .......................
Sn eak ers ............................
G i r l 's A p p a r e l:
C oat (h e a v y -w e ig h t) . . . .
R a i n c o a t ............................
S w e a t e r ...............................
D r e s s ..................................
See footnotes at end of table.




47
50
08
07

21

Table 3.

Average Retail Prices of Selected Commodities and Services for U.S. and 5 Benchmark 1/
Metropolitan Areas Used in City Worker’s Family Budget, Autumn 1966—Continued
S p e c ific a tio n
N um ber 2j

Item

U. S.
A v e r a g e 3/

N ew Y o r k

$

$

W ashington

D a llas

C h ica go

6. 55
3.20
2. 08
.66
6. 49
. 54

$ 5. 18
3. 03
1.89
. 54
7. 45
.46

$ 6.41
3. 08
2. 27
. 84
6. 57
. 51

San
F ra n c is c o

C lothing —Continued
S k i r t .............. ..
B l o u s e ................. ..
S lip . . . . . . . . . . .
P a n tie s . . . . . . . .
R obe . . . . . . . . . .
A n k le ts ..............
S tr e e t shoes . . . . .

. . .
. . .
. . .
. . .

B oots . . ........... . ..............

32-644
32-657
32-801
32-827
32-866
32-891
33-541
33-766
33-901

(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )
(F B -G )

6. 34
3. 20
2. 28
. 71
6. 79
. 51

6.49
3. 24
2. 45
. 74
7.66
. 49

$

$

8.02
3. 45
2. 53
. 72
6. 82
.6 4

8.66
4.71

9. 88
4 .75

7. 58
4. 57

7. 64
3. 60

8. 24
4. 87

8. 95
6. 19

.88
1.98

.9 4
2. 22

. 81
1.74

. 73
1.91

.89
1.92

1. 11
1.92

1.53

1.29

1.48

1. 30

1.71

2.11

1.56

1. 32

1.50

1.60

1.68

2. 14

4. 50
1. 15

3.68
1.02

5. 04
1.39

4.61
1. 13

4. 71
1.24

5. 56
1.51

9.56
5. 47
6. 15

$ 11.86
7. 06
7. 45

C lothing M a te r ia ls :
Cotton, cotton blends
( y d . ) ...............................
P o ly e s t e r c r e p e (yd. ) . .

34-438 (F B -G )
34-469 (F B -G )

C loth in g S e r v ic e s :
C lean in g and P r e s s in g :
M a n 's suit

. . . . . . . .

W om a n 's d re s s

. . . . .

34-708 (C P I),
34-708A (C P I)
34-731 (C P I),
34-7 31A (C P I)

Shoe R e p a ir:
M e n 's (h a lf so le and
h e e l s ) ................. ..
W o m e n 's (h e e ls )...........

34-639 (F B )
34-662/662A (C P I)

M e d ic a l C a re

P h y s ic ia n s ' V is it s :
H om e v i s i t ................. .. .
O ffic e v i s i t .......................
H o s p ita l v is it . . . . . . .

51-202 (C P I)
51-201 (C P I)
51-838 (F B )

9.41
5. 70
6. 00

$ 11.42
7. 54
9. 31

$ 10.00
5.83
7. 94

6. 09
7. 12
7.48

6. 45
7.66
7. 55

6. 83
8. 25
8. 50

7. 79
7. 75
9. 56

6. 41
7. 78
8. 38

8. 38
10. 67
9. 41

12. 94

8. 50

14. 88

13. 88

11.25

17. 82

22.99

$

$ 10.91 $
5. 72
4 .4 4

15. 19

23.99

20. 95

20. 17

28. 68

3. 62

2. 50

2. 94

3. 28

3. 90

D en tal C a re :
F i l l i n g ............................ .
E x t r a c t i o n .......................
C le a n in g ............................

51-465 (C P I)
51-466 (C P I)
51-469 (F B )

E y e C a re :
E x am in a tio n ....................
E y e g la s s e s .......................

51-518
51-519
51-518
51-520
51-521

(C P I),
(C P I)
(C P I),
(C P I),
(F B )

N o n p re s c rip tio n D rugs:
V ita m in s (100 c a p s u le s).

3. 33

51-001 (C P I)

P e r s o n a l C a r e - S e r v ic e s :
M a n 's h a i r c u t .................
W om a n 's h a i r c u t ...........
P e r m a n e n t w a v e ...........
P la in sham poo and
w a v e s e t ..........................
B o y 's h a i r c u t .................

P e r s o n a l C a re
52-697 (C P I)
52-753 (C P I)
52-825 (C P I)

$

1.95
2. 16
12. 98

$

1.83
2.62
15.20

$

1.91
3. 31
18. 19

$

1.79 $ 2.48
2. 21
2. 08
13. 37
11.27

$

2 .4 4
3. 17
16. 95

52-849 (C P I)
52-729 (F B )

2.90
1.65

3.70
1. 59

4. 47
1.63

2. 88
1.65

2.68
1.77

4. 15
2. 16

52-001 (C P I)

. 12

.11

. 12

. 13

. 12

. 14

52-025 (C P I)

. 54

. 51

.48

. 51

. 54

. 57

52-073 (C P I)

.72

. 65

. 78

. 78

. 78

. 72

52-625 (C P I)
52-193 (Aux)

.27
1.05

.28
1. 12

.2 4
.98

.29
1.05

.28
1.20

. 27
1. 12

P e r s o n a l C a r e —Supplies:
T o ile t soap (m ed iu m b a r)
Tooth paste (a pprox.
3 o z . ) ...............................
Shaving c re a m
(6-7 o z . ) ..........................
C lean sin g tissu es
(box 200 d o u b le )...........
Sham poo (7-8 o z . ) . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.




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Table 3.

Average Retail Prices of Selected Commodities and Services for U.S. and 5 Benchmark 1/
Metropolitan Areas Used in City Worker’s Family Budget, Autumn 1966— Continued

Item

S p e c ific a tio n
N u m b er Zj

U. S.
A v e r a g e _3
/

N ew Y o r k

W ashington

D a llas

C h ica go

San
F ra n c is c o

P e r s o n a l C a r e - C o n tin u e d
H om e perm anent
w ave k it . .................... .
S a n itary napkins
(box of 1 2 ) ........... ..

52-529 (C P I)

$

52-649 (Aux)

2 .0 4
. 44

R e a d in g and R e c re a tio n :
N ew s p a p e r, m onthly
su b scrip tion . . . . . . .
R a d io ..................................
T e le v is io n set (c o lo r ) . .
P h on ograp h . . . . . . . . .
T V r e p a ir (including
p a rts ) ............................
Ph on ograp h r e c o r d . . . .
M o tion p ic tu re a d m is s io n adult ...............................
M o tion p ic tu re adm ission-i
c h ild ren ....................... ..

$

2.09
. 47

1.91

$ 1.92

$ 1.96

. 39

$

. 44

.45

$

2. 17
. 45

O ther F a m ily C osts

53-810/811 (C P I)
53-033/033A (C P I),
53-034. 1 (C P I)
53-001 (C P I),
53-018 (C P I)
53-082 (F B )

2.71

$ 5/3.11

23. 53

21.39

20. 74

22. 70

24. 44

24. 66

441.37
107.29

455.49
91.85

444.77
104.88

436.21
117.87

441.36
103.29

440.87
129.28

60. 02
4. 04

55. 72
3. 74

65. 27
4. 11

59.01
3. 77

58. 27
3. 99

67. 34
4. 17

53-612 (C P I)

1.32

1.64

1.44

1.25

1. 34

1.88

53-613 (C P I)

. 50

.66

.5 9

. 50

. 55

. 50

54-002/006 (C P I)
54-077 (C P I)
54-153 (F B )

2. 92
. 12
. 14

3. 35
. 13
. 15

2. 39
. 12
. 14

3. 30
.11
. 16

2. 89
. 11
. 16

2. 45
. 11
. 14

54-309
54-384
54-429
54-431

1.27

1. 15

1.21

1. 33

1. 16

1.30

4. 92
.99

5. 36
1. 15

4. 14
. 84

4. 76
. 70

4. 40
. 94

4. 90
.79

53-565 (F B )
53-177 (F B -G )

$

$ 2.92

$

2. 55 $

2. 98

$

3. 07

T obacco:
C ig a r e tte s , ca rto n . . . .
C ig a r , e a c h ................. ..
P ip e tob a cco ( o z . ) . . . .
A lc o h o lic B e v e r a g e s :
B e e r (6 p a c k ) .................
L iq u o r , l / 5 g a l ................
W in e,

l/ 5 g a l ................ ..

(C P I)
(C P I),
(C P I)
(C P I)

■!/For a description of the "benchmark” city technique used in pricing for the
budgets, p. 16.
see appendix 1.
1/Weighted average of prices in 39 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas and

31For detailed descriptions,




17 smaller cities. For a description of the method of calculation, see pp. 17
and 18.
Budget costs for these items are included in the shelter component.
-5/"On the street” prices.

Part III.
The 1966 C ity W o r k e r ’ s F a m ily
Budget included fo r the f ir s t tim e the
cost o f m aintaining an owned hom e.
S h elter costs in p rev io u s budgets w e re
lim ite d to re n ta l housing. R en ta l hous­
ing was a ls o re p res en ted in this budget,
and the standards used this tim e w e re
s im ila r to those used f o r p rev io u s bud­
gets. S p e c ifie d was an unfurnished fiv e ro o m unit (house o r apartm en t) in sound
condition, having a com p lete p riv a te
bath, a fu lly equipped kitchen, hot and
cold running w a ter, e le c tr ic ity , c en tra l
o r oth er in sta lled heating, a c c es s to
public tran sp o rta tio n , sch ools, g r o c e r y
s to re s, p lay space fo r ch ild ren , and lo ­
cation in r e s id e n tia l neighborhoods fr e e
fr o m h azard s o r nuisances.

lo w e s t p ric e d c itie s , h alf w e re in the
South.
The annual rents fo r n o n m etro p o l­
itan a rea s a v e ra g e d $ 190 b elo w th e U.S.
a v e ra g e . The Southern re g io n had the
lo w e s t rents with an a v e ra g e o f $964 and
the N o rth C en tra l re g io n the highest
with $1,222, which h o w e ve r was only $33
b elo w the national urban a v e ra g e .
The standard fo r h om eow ner fa m ­
ilie s was the sam e as that fo r the re n te r
fa m ilie s in s o fa r as n eighborhood and
d w ellin g unit c h a ra c te ris tic s a re con­
cern ed, except that the unit it s e lf was a
fiv e - o r s ix -r o o m d w ellin g and one o r
one and o n e-h a lf baths instead o f a fiv e ro o m unit and one com p lete bath. C osts
of p ro p e rty
insu rance,
r e p a ir and
m aintenance expenses, m o rtg a g e in­
te r e s t and p rin c ip a l paym ents, r e a l
estate ta x es, fuel, and u tilitie s w e re in ­
cluded in the budget fo r h om eow n ers.
F o r the m ost part, standard p ric in g
techniques w e re not ap p lica b le to th ese
ite m s and use o f s p e cia l p ric in g and c a l­
culation p ro ce d u re s was re q u ired .

R en tals fo r d w ellin gs that m et the
budget standard w e re obtained fr o m
tenants during the re g u la r rent su rvey s
fo r the C P I. The cost o f the m o d era te
standard was ca lcu lated fr o m the a v e r ­
age rent in the m id dle th ird o f the d is ­
trib u tion o f autumn 1966 ren ts f o r such
units. W h ere fa c ilit ie s usually c o v e re d
by rent w e re not included, the cost o f
th ese item s was added to the con tract
ren t to obtain a g ro s s rent including
w a te r, heat, ligh t, cooking fuel, and r e ­
fr ig e r a tio n fo r a ll units. H eating fu el
costs w e re adjusted in each c ity fo r c l i ­
m a tic d iffe r e n c e s as explained in B u l­
le tin 1570-1, A ls o included in the bud­
get fo r re n te rs was insurance c o v e rin g
lo s s e s to household contents and in ju ry
to p erso n s on the p ro p e rty . Annual
re n ta l costs used in the budget a r e shown
in ta b le 4.

M o rtg a g e p rin c ip a l and in te re s t
paym ents w e re based on the assum ption
that the fa m ily purch ased the house 7
y e a r s e a r lie r . The ra tio o f m o rtg a g e to
purchase p r ic e and te r m o f the m o r t­
gage w e re s p e c ifie d s e p a ra te ly fo r con­
ven tion al, F H A , and V A m o rtg a g e s ,
based on the p r a c tic e s o f a ll urban
fa m ilie s rep o rtin g the purch ase o f
hom es of the budget type in the 196061 Consu m er E xpen ditu re Survey. Con­
ven tion al loans w e re defin ed as a 15y e a r f ir s t m o rtga ge which re p res en ted
75 p ercen t o f the purch ase p r ic e ; the
F H A loan had a 2 6 -y e a r te r m and re p ­
resen ted 86 p ercen t o f the purchase
p r ic e ; and the V A loan was fo r 23 y e a rs
and c o v e re d 86 p erc e n t o f the purchase
p ric e .

W ithin m etro p o lita n a rea s, annual
re n ta l costs v a rie d fr o m a lo w o f $991
in Au stin to a high o f $ 1,784 in Honolulu;
C h am paign-U rbana was a c lo s e second
w ith $1,740. The m edian annual rent,
$1,252, was in C levelan d , and annual
rents g e n e r a lly ranged fr o m $ 1,200 to
$1,300. O f the 10 highest p ric e d c itie s ,
a ll but 2, H a rtfo rd and Boston, w e re in
the N o rth C e n tra l o r W est. O f the 10




Shelter

T h e s e elem en ts w e re re la te d to an
estim ated a v e ra g e m arket value which
was d eterm in ed fo r each m e tro p o lita n
a rea (s e p a ra te ly fo r c ity p ro p e r and fo r
23

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suburbs) and fo r each s m a ll c ity fro m
the m ost recen t su rvey s. M a rk et value
is an estim a te, by the hom eow ner, o f
how much a p ro p e rty would s e ll fo r dur­
ing the su rvey y e a r. It is the best e s t i­
m ate a v a ila b le in the absence o f an
actual purchase p r ic e . The m arket value
used was the a v e ra g e o f values fo r units
in the m id dle th ird o f the d istribu tion
fo r d w ellin gs which m et the budget
housing standard in the BLS 1960-61
C om p reh en sive Housing Unit S urveys
(CHUS). It was used as a substitute fo r
purchase p r ic e in I960. The com bined
valu es fo r 39 m etro p o lita n a rea s and 4
re g io n a l n on m etropolitan a rea a v e r ­
ages a re shown in table 4.
The w eigh ted a v e ra g e m arket value
o f owned hom es m eetin g the budget
standard in the 56 c itie s was $14,480.
Am on g m e tro p o lita n a rea s, the values
o f houses w e re highest in the N o rth
C e n tra l re g io n and lo w est in the South,
but th e re appeared to b e lit t le re la tio n ­
ship betw een m a rk et value and the s ize
o f the a rea . O n ly 3 o f the 5 la r g e s t c itie s
w e re above the national a v e ra g e m a r­
ket value. M a rk et valu es ranged fr o m a
high o f $23,470 in Honolulu down to
$ 10,175 in Austin. C h icago (con solidated
a r e a ) led m ainland U. S. a rea with
$20,278.
In each o f the fou r re gio n s, a v e r ­
age values fo r n onm etropolitan a rea s
w e r e lo w e r than fo r any o f the m e tro ­
p olitan a rea s. M a rk et valu es fo r non­
m e tro p o lita n a rea s w e re highest in the
N o rth ea st, a v e ra g in g $ 12,409. T h is was
lo w e r than alm ost a ll m etro p o lita n
a rea s outside the South. The low est
m a rk et value fo r n on m etropolitan a rea s
was $9,723 in the South, a value b elo w
that o f any o f the m etro p o lita n a rea s.
O cto b er I960 m o rtga ge in te re st
ra te s w e re used fo r a ll th ree types o f
loans and y e a r ly m o rtg a g e in te re st and
p rin c ip a l paym ents w e re calcu lated fo r
the seventh y e a r o f the loan using stand­
ard a m o rtiza tio n ta b les. The a v e ra g e
con ven tion al in te re s t ra tes which de­
pended on the in divid u al c ity ranged




fr o m 5.5 to 6.7 p erc e n t. F o r FH A in ­
sured loans, the statu tory m axim um
ra te o f 6 l/4 p erc e n t (including in su r­
ance p rem iu m s ) was used fo r a ll c itie s ,
and fo r V A guaranteed loans the statu­
to r y ra te o f 5 l/4 p erc e n t was used.
R ates fo r con ven tion al m o rtg a g e s as o f
O c to b e r I960 w e re c o lle c te d by p ers o n a l
v is it in 1966 to a p re d e te rm in e d sam ple
o f le n d e rs (Savings and Loan A s s o c ia ­
tion s, M utual Savings Banks and C om ­
m e r c ia l Banks) in each m etro p o lita n
a re a and s m a ll city. O nly th ese th re e
types of le n d e rs w e re sam pled since
th ey re p re s e n t a p p ro x im a te ly 70 p e r ­
cent o f the con ven tion al m o rtga ge m a r­
ket. R ates fo r V A and FH A w e re ob­
tained in the W ashington O ffic e . Annual
paym ents fo r c ity p ro p e r and suburbs in
m e tro p o lita n a rea s w e re w eigh ted to
obtain an a re a annual paym ent fo r each
type o f loan. N o in te rn a l w eigh tin g was
needed fo r n onm etropolitan a rea s as
only c ity p ro p e r data w e re used. T o ta l
a re a paym ent fo r a ll c itie s was obtained
by a fu rth e r com bination o f the th re e
types o f loans —con ven tion al 53 p ercen t,
F H A 27 p ercen t, and V A 20 p ercen t.
T a b le 4 shows the m o rtg a g e in te re s t
and p rin c ip a l paym ents, by c ity fo r 39
m etro p o lita n a rea s, to ta l m etro p o lita n
a rea s
com bined, and re g io n a l non­
m etro p o lita n a rea totals, as used in the
budget.
The a v e ra g e com bined annual p ay­
ment of m o rtg a g e in te re s t and p r in c i­
p a l paym ents fo r U.S. c itie s was $ 1,005.
Am ong both m etro p o lita n and n on m etro ­
p olitan a rea s the la r g e s t paym ent of
$1,638^ which r e fle c te d the high a v e ra g e
m arket value^ o c c u rre d in Honolulu. In
the W e s te rn re g io n as a whole, s ix o f
the seven c itie s p ric e d w e re above the
national a v e ra g e , as w e re 9 of the 14
c itie s in the N o rth C en tra l region . Con­
v e r s e ly , the Southern c itie s tended to
hold the U.S. a v e ra g e down, as only 2
o f the 10 c itie s p ric e d w e re above the
U.S. total. This d iffe r e n c e was due p r i ­
m a r ily to m arket valu es ra th er than in ­
te r e s t ra te s. On the a v e ra g e , p rin c ip a l
paym ents fo r 1966 (the seventh y e a r of

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the loan) re p res en ted about 45 p ercen t
o f the com bined paym ents in a ll c itie s
com bined.

The a v e ra g e purchase p r ic e (m a r­
ket valu e), used fo r the m o rtga ge in­
te r e s t calcu lation s, was used a lso in
calcu latin g the a v e ra g e r e a l estate tax
b ill.
H o w e ve r, the 1960-61 m arket
valu es w e re updated to autumn 1966
using C P I home purchase data, to r e ­
fle c t the 1966 valu es. The C P I p ro p e rty
ta x sam ples, based on a random ly s e ­
le c te d subsam ple o f o w n er-o ccu p ied
houses drawn fr o m the 1960-61 CHUS
and tax ra tes re g u la r ly c o lle c te d fo r the
C P I, w e re used as the basis fo r the c a l­
culations made fo r the m od era te bud­
get. The sam ple o f a s s es sin g and ta x ­
ing ju ris d ic tio n s in the c ity o r S M S A is
con sid ered re p re s e n ta tiv e o f a ll ju r is ­
dictions within an a rea . A w eigh ted tax
ra te and w eighted ra tio s o f a ssessm en ts
to m arket values w e re calcu lated and
applied to the a p p ro p ria te m arket value
to obtain an annual tax b ill, s e p a ra te ly
fo r c ity p ro p e r and suburbs. The b ills
(c ity p ro p e r and suburb) w e re then
w eigh ted to ge th e r to obtain a to ta l tax
b ill fo r each m etro p o lita n a rea . The
ra tes and a ssessm en ts used in the c o m ­
putations w e re those e ffe c tiv e as o f the
fir s t “ pen alty d a te ,’ ’ (i.e ., the annual
b ill payable as o f that date without
p en alties fo r late paym ent). T ab le 4
shows the estim ated annual tax b ill.
The U.S. urban a v e ra g e annual cost
o f r e a l estate p ro p e rty taxes paid by
h om eow ners amounted to $371, o r 20
p ercen t o f the U.S. h om eow n er’ s costs
o f $1,893. In m e tro p o lita n a rea s the
a v e ra g e p ro p e rty tax cost o f $406 was
89 p ercen t h igh er than the $216 cost in
n onm etropolitan a re a s . Am ong the m e t­
rop olitan a rea s the annual p ro p e rty tax
costs ranged fr o m $87 in Baton Rouge
to $768 in Boston; N ew Y o r k was a c lo s e
second with$698. G e n e ra lly, costs w e re
highest fo r a rea s in the N o rth ea st and
lo w e st in the South. In fou r Southern
a re a s , Atlanta, Austin, Baton Rouge, and
Durham annual costs w e re le s s than




$200, w h ereas in th ree o f the N o rth ­
ea s te rn a rea s, (Boston, B u ffalo, and
N e w Y o rk ) and one o f the N o rth C en tra l
c itie s (M ilw au kee) costs exceed ed $500.
C osts in the 31 rem ain in g a rea s ranged
fro m $207 to $472. O v e r a ll, in the m e t­
rop olitan a rea s, the p ro p e rty tax cost
accounted fo r 21 p ercen t o f the h om e­
o w n e r’ s costs. Baton Rouge and Boston
r e p res en ted e x tre m e s o f 5 p ercen t and
30 percen t, re s p e c tiv e ly , o f to ta l h om eo w n e rs ’ costs attributed to p ro p e rty
taxes.
N o n m etro p olitan
a rea s
showed
much the sam e pattern as the m e tro p o l­
itan a rea s, in that the Southern re g io n
a v e ra g e d the lo w e st annual p ro p e rty tax
b ill o f $129 and the N o rth e a s te rn re g io n
the highest, $402. The to ta lp r o p e r ty tax
costs in n onm etropolitan a rea s a c ­
counted fo r only 14 p ercen t o f the h om e­
o w n e r’ s costs. In the N o rth ea st, costs
accounted fo r 22 p ercen t and in the
Southern re g io n fo r only 10 p ercen t o f
h o m eo w n ers’ costs.
A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r s p e c ifie d quan­
titie s o f gas, e le c tr ic ity , and fu el o il
used in the m od era te budget and ch a rges
fo r w a te r and s e w e r s e r v ic e a re shown
in ta b le 5.
F o r both gas and e le c tr ic ity , rates
and the type and scope o f s e r v ic e re n ­
d ered a re regu lated by State and/or lo ­
c a l public u tility co m m iss io n s. The
ra tes which a re p e rm itte d g e n e ra lly a l­
low fo r the r e c o v e r y o f a ll costs o f p r o ­
vidin g the s e r v ic e and fo r a s p e c ifie d
m a rgin o f p ro fit on in vestm en t. In te r ­
c ity d iffe re n c e s , th e re fo re , r e fle c t v a r ­
iations in costs in cu rred , allo w a b le
ra tes o f retu rn on in vestm en t, in ten sity
o f com p etition fr o m oth er fu els, and the
in cid en ce o f State and lo c a l ta xes. A s
shown in table 5, a v e ra g e p r ic e s fo r the
s p e c ifie d quantities o f gas and e le c t r ic ­
ity w e re h igh er in P ortla n d , M aine than
fo r any oth er m etro p o lita n a rea s in ­
cluded in the study. On the oth er hand,
P o r tla n d ’ s fu el o il p r ic e s w e re the
low est in the re g io n and among the
lo w est o f a ll c itie s w h ere this item is

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included in the budget. P r i c e s f o r gas
w e r e low est in Baton Rouge and in the
Southern re gio n ge n era lly. Rates fo r
e le c tr ic ity , on the other hand, w e re
lo w est in G re e n Bay and w e r e lowest on
the a v e r a g e in the N o rth C en tral region.
F u el o il p r ic e s are shown f o r only
the 22 area s w h ere this item is im p o r t­
ant as a space heating fuel. In te rc ity
d iffe r e n c e s r e fle c t the v aryin g supply
and demand conditions p re v a ilin g in
s p e cific m arket a rea s. P r i c e s w e r e
low est in M inneapolis-St. P au l and in
the s m a ll c itie s located in the N o rth
C en tra l re gio n (15.2 cents p e r gallon)
and highest in Seattle (18.2 cents p e r
gallon).
The w a te r and s e w e r charges shown
on table 5 re p r e s e n t a sample of public




and p riv a te com panies serv in g c o m ­
munities within m etroplitan a rea s (one
u tility in nonm etropolitan a r e a s ). Data
f o r both m e te re d an dnonm etered s e r v ­
ic e s w e r e used to calculate the a v e ra g e
bill. M e t e r e d b ills re p res en t a s p e c i­
fied annual consumption of 14,560 cubic
feet, o r 109,200 gallons of w ater. In
som e lo c a litie s the a v e ra g e s include
charges f o r s e w e r s e r v ic e s ; in others
they do not. In the la tte r cases this cost
is included in the p r o p e r ty tax b ill and
is not re fle c te d in the a v e r a g e s shown in
table 5. Monthly b ills used in the bud­
get ranged f r o m a lo w of $2.63 in D e­
tr o it to a high of $9.58 in Indianapolis,
a spread of m o re than 350 p ercen t b e­
tween the high and the low figu re . W ith­
in this range, rates w e r e w id e ly d is ­
tributed; many clu s te red within a range
f r o m $4 to $6.

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Table 4.

Rental Costs and Selected Components of Home Ownership Costs Used in City Worker’s
Family Budget, Autumn 1966
Hom e ow nersh ip costs

A r e a s and c itie s

R ental
costs i7

E stim a ted
1960-61
purchase
p r ic e o f
houses^/

Annual Paym ents on
m o rtga ge , 1966
T ota l

United States urban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M etro p olita n areas . . . . . .........................

$1,255
1,298

$14, 480
15,300

N orth east
B o s to n ........................................................
B u ffa lo ........................................................
H a r tfo r d ........... „ „ . „ . . . ......................
L a n c a s te r............ . 0 . . ............. ..
N ew Y o r k 3/................... . .......................
P h ilad elp h ia . ............................... ..
P i t t s b u r g h .............. .. * .........................
P ortlan d , M aine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1, 388
1,279
1,494
1,209
1, 307
1, 059
1, 102
1, 166

16, 628
15,844
17,520
12,983
17, 676
12,912
12,596
12, 464

1, 122
1, 069
1, 188
876
1, 199
875
850
845

N orth C en tral
C edar Rapids ....................................
C h am p aign -U rban a. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicago3/ . . . . . . 0 . . .........................
C in cin n a ti............................................... ..
C levelan d .............. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D a y to n ............................ ..
.
D e tr o it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G reen B ay. ...............................................
Indianapolis .......................................
Kansas C ity ....................................
M ilw aukee ....................................
M in n eapolis-S t. P au l . . . . . . . . . . .
St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
W ichita .................................................. ..

1, 428
1, 740
1,488
1, 147
1, 252
1, 338
1, 116
1, 074
1, 326
1,236
1, 318
1, 354
1, 226
1, 257

15,631
16,579
20,278
16,973
20,101
13, 743
14, 350
13, 767
14, 868
14, 117
18,113
15,805
15,127
13,049

South
At l a nt a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B a l t i m o r e .......... .. ...................................
Baton Rouge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D a l l a s ........... .. ...........................
Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOUStOn . » . o . o . o o o o o o . . . . o . o
N a s h v ille
Orlando . ............................ ..
Washington ............................

1, 100
991
1, 353
1, 038
1, 243
1, 161
1, 051
1, 112
1, 212
1,349

W est
B a k e r s fie ld . ......................... ..
D enver ........................................................
H o n o l u l u ........... ..
. . . . . . .
Los A n g e le s -L o n g B ea ch . . . . . . . . .
San D iego. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
San F ra n cisco -O a k la n d . . . . . . . . . .
Seattle .......................................
................. ..
N onm etropolitan areas
N orth east .................................................. •
N orth C en tral .................................. ..
S o u th ........... ..
W est .......................................... ..

In te r ­
est

$1,005 $554
585
1, 061

P r in ­
cip al

Annual
p ro p erty
tax,
1966

$451
476

$371
406

608
580
652
475
650
481
461
464

514
489
536
401
549
395
389
381

768
512
472
221
698
403
282
380

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

060
125
374
135
376
936
975
925
1, 018
966
1,228
1, 082
1, 040
900

576
612
745
606
756
514
535
501
559
531
666
602
577
502

484
514
629
528
620
422
440
423
459
436
562
480
463
398

405
387
364
314
403
281
320
423
406
248
546
400
327
344

12,743
10,175
10,506
14,925
11,783
12,679
11,114
13, 286
12,641
16,201

875
700
715
1, 038
811
864
773
897
878
1, 104

484
389
392
586
451
474
437
486
495
606

391
311
322
452
360
390
336
411
383
498

103
197
274
87
215
165
207
265
221
329

1, 039
1,276
1,784
1,396
1, 240
1, 603
1,491

12, 267
14, 801
23, 470
14,626
16,092
16,753
15,104

844
1, 017
1,638
1, 026
1, 119
1, 166
1, 039

469
565
929
582
699
660
578

375
451
709
444
420
506
461

296
368
306
390
361
400
324

1,065
1, 033
1, 222
964
1, 182

11,270
12,409
11,944
9, 723
11,980

753
833
818
665
820

414
448
453
367
450

339
385
366
298
370

216
402
221
129
247

-i/ ln clu de s w ater, heat, light, cooking fu el, and re frig e ra tio n fo r all rental units within the m iddle third distribution o f the autumn 1966 rents
m eeting C W F B standard. See p. 23 fo r description o f the standard.
l/ E s tim a te d fro m the m iddle third of the distribution of m arket valu es o f homes meeting C W F B housing standards. See p. 23 fo r d es crip ­
tion o f standard.
.3/Consolidated are a s .
N ote:

Components m ay not add to totals due to rounding.




28

Table 5.

Average Prices of Gas, Electricity, Fuel, Water and Sewer Charges used in City Worker’s
Family Budget, Autumn 1966
G as

A r e a s and c it ie s

C ook in g o r
F u rn a c e P i l o t
10 T h e r m s

W a te r
H e a tin g
25 T h e r m s

E le c t r ic it y fo r
lig h tin g and
e le c t r ic a l ap ­
p lia n c e s
150 K W H

N um ber 2
fu e l o il
P e r g a llo n

W a te r and
sew er
charges^-/
(M o n th ly )

M e tr o p o lita n a r e a s :
N o r th e a s t
B o s to n • . . . ........................
B u ffa lo ....................................
H a r t f o r d .................................
L a n c a s t e r ..............................
N e w Y o r k ............... . . . . .
P h i l a d e l p h i a ............ .. . . .
P itts b u r g h • « ....................
P o r tla n d , M a i n e ..................

$4.
1.
3.
3.
3.
2.
2.
6.

09
77
57
43
32
54
69
14

$7.
3.
6.
6.
6.
5.
3.
10.

35
13
43
52
54
25
89
44

N o r th C e n tr a l
C e d a r R a p id s • ......................
C h a m p a ig n -U rb a n a • • « • «
C h ic a g o . . o . . . . ...............
C i n c i n n a t i .................. ..
C le v e la n d . ...........................
D a y t o n ....................................
D e t r o i t ................................. ..
G r e e n B a y ..............................
In d ia n a p o lis . ........................
K an sas C i t y ...........................
M ilw a u k e e
...........................
M in n e a p o lis -S t. P a u l . . .
St. L o u is . . . . . . . . . . . .
W i c h i t a ..................... ...

1.
2.
2.
1.
2.
1.
2.
2.
1.
1.
2.
2.
2.
1.

70
13
22
57
05
68
39
00
58
81
00
40
09
68

3.
4.
4.
2.
3.
2.
3.
3.
3.
2.
3.
4.
4.
2.

67
79
09
44
15
95
95
85
09
87
98
13
40
44

South
A tla n ta ....................................
A u s t i n ............. .......................
B a l t i m o r e ............ .................
B aton R o u g e . ........................
D a l l a s .......................................
D u r h a m ............... .................
H o u s t o n .................................
N a s h v i l l e ........................ ... .
O r la n d o ..................... ..
W a s h i n g t o n ...........................

2.
1.
2.
1.
1.
3.
2.
1.
4.
2.

22
48
80
30
47
00
19
39
46
39

3.
2.
4.
2.
2.
5.
3.
2.
9.
4.

62
74
77
28
39
58
63
32
08
75

4. 62
5. 17
5. 87
5. 72
5. 54
i/7. 36
5. 16
1/5. 67
U 15.65
4. 58

1.91
1. 74
4. 79
2. 51
2. 39
1. 77
2. 73

2.
2.
9.
3.
4.
2.
5.

93
98
31
62
08
74
49

3.
2.
2.
2.

7.
4.
3.
4.

60
24
86
08

W est
B a k e r s f i e l d ...........................
D e n v e r . . . ...........................
H o n o lu lu .................................
L o s A n g e le s - L o n g B e a c h .
San D ie g o ..............................
San F r a n c is c o - O a k la n d . .
S e a t t l e ............ .. ....................

$6.
5.
5.
5.
6.
5.
5.
6.

29
25
73
99
42
20
24
73

$.
.
.
.
.
.

168
175
169
165
163
162

$4.
4.
4.
8.
3.
5.
8.
3.

70
32
56
56
40
78
58
79

7.
8.
4.
5.
2.
4.
2.
3.
9.
6.
3.
3.
5.
7.

29
60
71
35
99
52
63
57
58
87
46
98
00
04

. 177
. 161

4.
3.
4.
4.
7.
9.
5.
8.
4.
4.

70
43
39
92
37
46
68
69
62
96

5. 04
5. 21
2717. 14
4. 74
5. 22
5. 03
i/4. 92

. 182

5 .0 5
5. 02
4. 06
3. 42
5. 76
4. 08
6. 16

5. 98
5. 14

. 160
. 152

5. 27
5 .6 6
5. 64
4. 88
4. 68
5. 18
5. 28
4. 05
4. 74
5. 32
4. 35
4. 93
4. 96
5. 15

. 159

. 166
. 159

. 158
. 160
. 160
. 157
. 152
. 159

. 161

. 167

N o n m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s :
N o r th e a s t .................................
N o r th C e n t r a l ........................
S o u t h ........................ .. ..............
W e s t ........................ .................

76
40
27
08

i/8. 28

i/ 3 0 0 K W H (e le c t r ic i t y f o r lig h t in g , r e f r i g e r a t io n , e le c t r ic a l a p p lia n c e s and co o k in g).
.2/735 K W H (e le c t r ic i t y f o r lig h t in g , r e fr i g e r a t io n , e l e c t r ic a l a p p lia n c e s , co o k in g and w a t e r h ea tin g).
-4/14,560 cu . ft. o r 109,200 g a llo n s p e r y e a r .




4.
9.
5.
4.

71
30
23
71

Append ix— Contents

Page
A p p en d ix 1.
A p p en d ix 2.
A p p en d ix 3.

S p e c ific a tio n s ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 31
M e tro p o lita n and n o n m etro p o lita n a re a s by re g io n and stratu m
and ite m sam p le p ric e d , o th er than food at h o m e --------------------------------------- 109
Index o f C W F B ite m s oth er than food at hom e ---------------------------------------------- 111




29




Appendix 1

S p e c ific a tio n s
The s p e c ific a tio n s shown on the fo llo w in g pages a re those w hich w e r e a ctu a lly used
fo r the c o lle c tio n o f budget p r ic e s .
The cod es a re based on the n u m bering s y s te m used
in the C on su m er P r i c e In d ex (C P I).
T h is is a fiv e - d ig it code in w hich the f ir s t two d ig its
id e n tify the exp en d itu re c a te g o r y into w hich an ite m fa lls .
In addition to the d e s c r ip tio n
o f the s p e c ific ite m to be p r ic e d , this s e c tio n a ls o in d ica tes any s p e c ia l p ro c e d u re s w hich
w e r e adopted fo r budget p ric in g and the m eth od o f ca lcu la tin g c ity a v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r the
ite m .
(R e fe r to the se c tio n on ca lcu la tio n , pages 17 and 18 fo r a d e ta ile d d e s c rip tio n o f
the m eth ods. )
C P I codes h ave been m o d ifie d fo r budget p u rp o ses, as fo llo w s :
1. (F B - G )— fa m ily budget, g e n e ra l:
T h is id e n tifie s the g e n e r a l s p e c i­
fic a tio n s p ric e d in ben ch m ark c itie s ; fo r th ese ite m s a n a rro w s p e c i­
fic a tio n (F B , C P I, o r A u x . ) was p r ic e d in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
2. (F B )— n a rro w s p e c ific a tio n s , used fo r budget p ric in g on ly.
3. (C P I)— C P I s p e c ific a tio n s u sed fo r budget p r ic in g .
4. (A u x. )— n a rro w s p e c ific a tio n s w hich a re u sed fo r the D ep a rtm en t S to re
In v e n to ry (L IF O ) In dex w hich w e r e a ls o u sed fo r the bu dgets.
5. (X )— th ese cod es in d en tify two types o f budget ite m s : T h o s e fo r w hich
budget qu an tities w e r e d e r iv e d , but fo r w hich p r ic e s w e r e not c o lle c te d ,
and those fo r w h ich p r ic e s w e r e obtained fo r an ite m d e v ia tin g in som e
r e s p e c t fr o m the C P I ite m .
In the f ir s t c a s e , p r ic e s w e r e e s tim a te d
in the m an n er d e s c rib e d fo r each ite m in the s p e c ific a tio n section ; in
the la tte r c a s e , d e s c rip tio n s o f the ite m s a re g iv e n in this appendix,
the text o f this b u lletin , o r in C ity W o r k e r 's F a m ily B udget, B u lletin
1570-1.




31

32
FO O D
F o o d A w a y F r o m H om e
LU NCH

D IN N E R

54-510 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : E n tre e s under th ese g e n e ra l
d e s c rip tio n s :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Ground b e e f patty
Round steak
V e a l cu tlet
Ham
Chicken
F is h
R oast b e e f sandwich
H a m b u rg er sandwich
B acon, lettu ce, and tom ato sandwich
Tuna fis h sandwich

T w o v e g e ta b le s , a b e v e r a g e , b rea d and
b u tter, and a d e s s e r t w e r e added to the
f ir s t 6 e n tre e s and a b e v e ra g e only w as
added to the la s t 4 e n tr e e s , to c o m p lete
the m e a l.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In ca s e s w h ere any of
the s p e c ifie d ite m s w e r e not in clu ded, the
a la c a rte p ric e (s ) w as added to the cost of
the e n tre e s .
M ethod of C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r the 10 m e a ls (o r fe w e r )
in each outlet w e r e a v e ra g e d to a r r iv e at
a c ity a v e r a g e p r ic e .

SC H O O L LU N C H E S
54-520 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : P r ic e o f ty p ic a l lunch (hot lunch
p r e fe r r e d ) in the m o st usual sch ool lunch
fa c ilit y ; if on ly m ilk is o ffe r e d , cost o f l /z
pint w as used.
M ethod o f C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
Annual c o sts w e r e ca lcu la ted using the
e s tim a te d p ro p o rtio n of students p u rch a s­
ing lunches and the num ber o f sch ool
days p er y e a r in each ju ris d ic tio n .




54-530 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : E n tre e s under th ese g e n e ra l
d e s c rip tio n s :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Ground b e e f patty
Round steak
V e a l cu tlet
Ham
Chicken
F is h
R oa st b e e f sandwich
H a m b u rger sandwich

A n a p p e tiz e r , 2 v e g e ta b le s , a b e v e r a g e ,
b re a d and b u tter, and a d e s s e r t w e r e
added to the f ir s t 6 e n tre e s and a b e v e r ­
age only w as added to the la s t 2 e n tre e s
to co m p le te the m e a l.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In c a ses w h ere any o f
the s p e c ifie d ite m s w e r e not in clu ded, the
a la c a rte p r ic e (s ) w as added to the c o st o f
the e n tre e s .
M ethod o f C acu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r the 8 m e a ls (o r fe w e r )
in each ou tlet w e r e a v e r a g e d to a r r iv e
at a c ity a v e ra g e p r ic e .

33

H O U S IN G

Rent and H o m eo w n er S h elter C osts

R E N T A L COSTS

M O R T G A G E IN T E R E S T A N D P R I N C I P A L
PAYM ENTS

CONTRACT RENT
21-110 (X )
21-010 (X )
F o r the d e s c rip tio n o f the ca lcu la tio n
o f th ese c o s ts , see B LS b u lletin 1570-1.
IN S U R A N C E ON H O U SE H O LD C O N T E N T S
A N D L I A B I L I T Y IN S U R A N C E ;
23-970 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : Annual p rem iu m fo r tenants fo r
c o v e r a g e that in clu des:
1.

2.

3.

4.

D e s c rip tio n : Annual paym en ts fo r 3 typ es o f
loans fo r a hom e pu rch ased 7 y e a r s ago
w e r e com bin ed by w eigh ts re p re s e n tin g the
d is trib u tio n o f type o f m o rtg a g e re p o rte d by
U. S. urban b u y ers in the s p e c ifie d p u rc h a s e -p r ic e c la s s .
1.

C on ven tion al— 75 p e rcen t o f pu rchase
p r ic e , 1 5 -y ea r te r m (r a te fo r O ctob er
I960 fo r c ity p ro p e r and suburbs
w eigh ted to g e th e r by in d ivid u a l c ity
w e ig h ts ).
F H A — 86 p e rc e n t o f pu rch ase p r ic e , 25y e a r te r m (s ta tu to ry m axim u m ra te as
o f O ctob er I960, in clu din g m o rtg a g e
in su ran ce p re m iu m , 6 V4 p e rc e n t).
V A — 86 p e rc e n t o f pu rchase p r ic e , 23y e a r te r m (s ta tu to ry ra te as o f O ctob er
I960, 5 V4 p e rc e n t).

2.
In su ran ce on u nscheduled p e r sonal p r o p ­
e r ty contained in the re n ta l unit up to
10 p ercen t of the valu e o f the p o lic y (but
not le s s than $ 1,000) applyin g to un­
3.
scheduled p e rs o n a l p ro p e rty aw ay fr o m
the p r e m is e s . P e r i l s in su red again st
a re f i r e and ligh tn in g, th eft, w in d sto rm ,
h a il, r io t, v e h ic le s , etc.
A d d itio n a l liv in g exp en se: P a ym en ts up M ethod o f C a lcu la tin g C osts:
See page
o f this b u lletin .
to 20 p ercen t o f the lim it on p e rs o n a l
p ro p e rty m a y be m ade w h ile the d w e ll­
ing is b ein g r e p a ir e d a fte r d am ages.
P R O P E R T Y TAXES
D edu ctible: A $50 ded u ctib le a p p lies
21-120 (X )
to lo s s fr o m a ll o f the above p e r ils e x ­
cept f i r e and ligh tn in g.
P e r s o n a l lia b ilit y (up to $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 ); p e r ­ D e s c rip tio n : Annual ta x b ill fo r h om es o f
s p e c ifie d va lu e (ex clu d in g s p e c ia l a s s e s s ­
sonal m e d ic a l paym ents fo r a ccid en ts to
m e n ts ). R a tes a re as of the " f i r s t p en ­
p erso n s o th er than re s id e n ts o f the in ­
a lty d a te ", i. e. , the fin a l date upon w hich
s u re d * s re n ta l unit (up to $500 p er p e r ­
1
fir s t (o r to ta l) paym ent o f a ta x b ill m ay
son and $25,000 p er a cc id e n t); p h y sica l
be m ade without the addition o f p en alty
dam age to p ro p e rty of oth ers (up to
c h a rg e s .
$250) r e g a r d le s s of in s u re d 1 s lia b ility
fo r such dam age.

H O M E O W N E R COSTS
Th e ite m s o f h om eow n er co sts w e r e c a lc u ­
lated fo r a house m e e tin g this g e n e ra l
d e s c rip tio n :
A 5- o r 6 -r o o m , 1- o r i y 2 -bath house
w hich has the sam e d w e llin g unit and
n eigh borh ood c h a r a c te r is tic s as re n ta l
units, i. e. , a unit in sound condition
w ith e s s e n tia l household equipm ent,
w a te r, u t ilitie s , and heat; a c c e s s ib le to
public tra n s p o rta tio n , sch o o ls, g r o c e r y
s to r e s , and p la y space fo r ch ild ren ;
lo c a te d in a r e s id e n tia l n eigh borh ood
fr e e fr o m h a za rd s o r n u isan ces.




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R ent and H om eow n er S h elter C osts— Continued

P R O P E R T Y IN S U R A N C E F O R H O M E O W N E R S
21-140 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : Annual p rem iu m fo r the m o st
lim ite d and e c o n o m ic a l c o m p re h e n s iv e
h o m e o w n e rs 1 p o lic y . C o v e ra g e in clu d es:
1.

In su ran ce on 80 p e rcen t o f 1960-61
m a rk e t valu e o f the d w e llin g : P r o ­
te c tio n a gain st lo s s due to f ir e and
ligh tn in g and extended c o v e r a g e p e r ils
such as w in d s to rm , h a il, r io t, v e h ic le s ,
etc.

2.

In su ran ce on unscheduled p e rs o n a l p r o p ­
e r t y contained in the hom e: V alu e in ­
sured set at 40 p ercen t o f amount o f
in su ran ce on d w e llin g , up to 10 p ercen t of
th is amount (but not le s s than $ 1,000)
ap p lyin g to unscheduled p e rs o n a l p r o p ­
e r ty aw ay fr o m the p r e m is e s . P e r ils
in su red again st a r e those m en tion ed
above plus th eft.

3.

A d d itio n a l liv in g exp en se; paym ents up
to 10 p e rcen t o f the lim it on the d w e ll­
ing m a y be m ade w hle the d w e llin g is
b ein g r e p a ir e d a fte r d am ages.

4.

D ed u ctib le: A $50 d edu ctible a p p lie s to
lo s s fr o m a ll o f the above p e r ils excep t
f i r e and ligh tn in g.

5.

P e r s o n a l lia b ilit y (up to $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 ): P e r ­
sonal m e d ic a l paym ents fo r a ccid en ts to
p ers o n s oth er than re s id e n ts o f the in ­
su red ' s hom e (up to $500 p er p erso n
and $ 2 5,000 p e r a cc id e n t); p h y s ic a l
dam age to the p ro p e rty o f oth ers (up
to $250) r e g a r d le s s o f in s u r e d 's l i a ­
b ility fo r such dam age.




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M aintenance and R e p a ir

R E P A IN T IN G L IV IN G RO O M A N D
D IN IN G RO O M

R E S H IN G L IN G HOUSE R O O F
21-437 (C P I)

21-527 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : R ep ain tin g liv in g ro o m and dining
ro o m 2 c o a ts, 1 c o lo r (sa m e c o lo r as p r e ­
viou s paint, t r im sam e c o lo r as w a lls );
sm ooth p la s te r w a ll su rfa c e s ; 2 d o o rs ,
standard s iz e , in each ro o m ; 3 w in dow s,
double hung, 4 panes r e g u la r s iz e , in each
ro o m ; ro o m c le a r e d o f fu rn itu re by c o n tr a c ­
to r ; no ra d ia to r s .
S ize : (A p p ro x . ): L iv in g ro o m , 1 5 x 1 8 x 8 fe e t
o r 800 squ are fe e t; dining ro o m 12 x 14 x 8
fe e t o r 600 squ are fe e t; to ta l ap p rox. 1,400
square fe e t.

D e s c rip tio n : R e sh in glin g plain ga b letyp e
r o o f, 1,000 squ are fe e t; w ith 2 ven tp ip es;
without d o r m e r o r w indow s; r e fla s h in g
1 a v e r a g e - s iz e ch im n ey (2 fe e t sq u a re).
R o o f: A p p ro x . 15 fe e t fr o m ground (1 - s t o r y
hou se); o r ap p rox. 25 fe e t fr o m ground
(2 - s t o r y h ou se); 4 -to 8 -in ch r is e p er foot
o r 15- to 3 5 -d e g re e pitch; p re v io u s ly
c o v e r e d w ith asphalt sh in gles.
L a b o r: R e sh in glin g house r o o f (ex clu d in g
r e m o v a l o f old s h in g le s ); r e fla s h in g
ch im n ey, using new m e ta l.

M a te r ia l:
10 V3 to I I V 2 squ are asphalt
L a b o r: P a in tin g c e ilin g s and s id e w a lls w ith 2
s trip sh in gles (V3 to 1 V2 squ ares fo r
co a ts, the la s t coat fla t paint; a ll standing
w a s te ); u n ifo rm th ick n ess; 3 - in - l s trip
w ood tr im and b a seb o a rd s w ith 2 co a ts , the
(12 x 36 in ch es); a p p rox. 2 35 pounds p er
la st coat en a m el. (T h e f ir s t coat in each
squ are; f i r e re s is ta n t; n a tio n a lly a d v e r ­
ca se u n d ercoat, p r im e r s e a le r , o r the sam e
tis e d ; standard ro o fin g n a ils ; co m p o s itio n
as the la st c o a t); t r im in clu d es 4 flu sh d o o rs
( l side only) and 6 4-pane w indow s (1 side
ch im n ey re fla s h in g m a te r ia l; a p p r o x im a te ­
o n ly); including a v e r a g e poin tin g-u p (fillin g
ly 12 square fe e t o f fla s h in g m e ta llic o r
n o n m e ta llic .
in s m a ll c ra c k s and n a il h o le s ) p er c o n tr a c ­
t o r ' s d efin itio n ; no oth er w o rk done in house,
W orkm anship: H igh q u a lity.
W orkm anship: H igh q u a lity.
M ethod o f C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod II b.
M a te r ia l: F o r w a lls and c e ilin g ; fla t o il paint,
f ir s t q u a lity; fo r tr im , d o o rs and b a s e ­
E X T E R IO R HOUSE P A IN T
b o a rd s: E n a m el, f ir s t q u a lity ; both paint
and en a m el n a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d ; (I f n a tio n ­
a lly a d v e r tis e d brands w e r e not a v a ila b le , a
21-181 (C P I)
lo c a l brand r e p r e s e n ta tiv e o f the c ity was
D e s c rip tio n : E x t e r io r house paint, w h ite;
p ric e d . )
fir s t qu a lity; exclu d in g " t r i m " paint.
M ethod o f C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
P r ic in g Unit: 1-g a llo n can.
M ethod II b.




B rand: N a tio n a lly a d v e r tis e d . (I f n a tio n a lly
a d v e r tis e d brands w e r e not a v a ila b le , a
lo c a l brand r e p r e s e n ta tiv e o f the c ity w as
p ric e d . )
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: E ith e r G lidden " E n ­
d u ra n ce" o r S h e r w in -W illia m s "S W P "
w as p r ic e d , i f a v a ila b le , in addition to
the brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d .
M ethod of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r i c e :
M ethod I.

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F u e l, U t ilit ie s , and K itch en E q u ip m en t

R E S ID E N T IA L W A T E R A N D S E W E R R A T E S

23-984 (F B )

22-748 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Annual ch a rge fo r 14, 560 cubic
fe e t (109, 200 g a llo n s ) fo r s e r v ic e to
sin g le fa m ily h om es.
M e te r ra te s com puted using m ost com m on
s iz e of r e s id e n tia l m e te r ; fla t ra te s c o m ­
puted fo r s in g le - fa m ily d w ellin g m eetin g
C ity W o r k e r s ’ F a m ily Budget standards
(i. e. , kitch en sink and w ash bow l, flush
to ile t, tub o r sh ow er, and washing
m ach in e).
S e r v ic e c h a rg e s , s p e c ia l taxes inclu ded
in ra te s ; discounts deducted.
E L E C T R IC IT Y
22-500 (X )
(F o r lig h tin g , r e fr ig e r a t io n , and e l e c ­
t r ic a l a p p lia n c e s ).
D e s c rip tio n : T o ta l m onthly net b ill p e r r e s i ­
den tial ra te schedule fo r 150 kw. -h r. in
a ll c itie s .
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od II a.
GAS
22-370 (X ), 22-380 (X ), and 22-390 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : T o ta l m onthly net b ill p er
r e s id e n tia l ra te schedules fo r :
22-370 (X) (C ook in g)
22-380 (X ) (H ot w a te r heatin g)
22-390 (X ) (F u rn a ce p ilo t)

10 th erm s
25 th erm s
10 th erm s

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod II a.
F U E L O IL
22-125 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :
G rad e: F u e l o il N o. 2.
P r ic in g Unit: L o w e s t cash p r ic e p er g a llon ,
d e liv e r e d to r e s id e n tia l c u s to m e rs .
M eth od of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od II a.




R E F U S E D IS P O S A L

D e s c rip tio n : F e e fo r c o lle c tio n o f tra s h
and/or g a rb a g e le v ie d by lo c a l g o v e r n ­
m en t o r ch a rged by p riv a te com p an ies
s e rv in g the a re a ; exclu ding any fe e s in ­
clu ded in p r o p e r ty or g e n e ra l ta xes.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od II a.
R E F R IG E R A T O R - F R E E Z E R
23-387 (C P I)
S tyle: S em id elu xe m o d el; 2 outside d o o rs;
true (z e r o d e g r e e ) fr e e z e r ; (s in g le -d o o r
r e f r i g e r a t o r - f r e e z e r s and m o d els having
bottom o r s lid e -o u t "d r a w e r ty p e "
f r e e z e r exclu d ed ).
F in ish : W h ite baked en a m el e x t e r io r ; p o r ­
c e la in en am el in t e r io r .
S ize : 13. 5 to 16. 5 cu. ft. net ca p a city o v e r ­
a ll (in clu din g f r e e z e r ) .
F r e e z e r C om partm en t: S eparate fu ll-w id th
top fr e e z e r ; f r e e z e r c a p a city a p p r o x i­
m a te ly 100 to 185 lb s. fr o z e n food o r
3. 0 to 5. 7 cu. ft. net ca p a city; 2 to 4 ic e
tr a y s ; fr e e z e r door equipped w ith ra c k
o r sh elf.
T y p e o f F r e e z e r D e fr o s t:
m anual.

A u to m a tic; o r

R e fr ig e r a t o r C om partm en t: 2 to 4 s h e lv e s ;
2 c r is p e r s o r h y d ra to rs , (m ay have 1 i f
fu ll w idth ); r e fr ig e r a t o r d oor equipped
w ith ra ck s and/or sh elves and butter
k e e p e r ; m a y have ch eese k e e p e r; fu lly
au tom atic d e fro s tin g .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: One m o d el each o f 2
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
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F u e l, U t ilit ie s , and K itch en E q uip m en t— Continued

RANGE
One brand fo r each ran ge s p e c ific a tio n ,
23-399 (C P I), 23-399A (C P I), and
2 3 -399C (C P I) was p ric e d in each outlet.
23-399 (C P I)
S tyle: G as; m a tc h le s s ; sem id elu x e m o d el,
not in s ta lle d ; without oven window; £ r w ith
oven w indow ; o r w ith g r id d le (m a y c o n v e rt
to 5th b u rn e r); 4 top b u rn e rs , m ay be
d ivid ed o r grou ped to sid e o r c en ter.

R A N G E — Continued
23-399A (C P I )
S tyle: G as; m a tc h le s s ; sem id elu x e m o d el,
not in sta lled ; without oven window; o r
w ith oven w indow ; £ r w ith g rid d le ; 4 top
b u rn e rs , m ay be d iv id e d or grou p ed to
side or ce n te r.
F in ish : W hite v itre o u s p o rc e la in en a m el top,
fro n t, and end pan els; fu ll en a m eled oven
and b r o ile r .

E quipm ent: L a m p , e le c t r ic c lo ck , and
m anual in te r v a l tim e r ; au tom atic top
b u rn er lig h t e r (s ) p ilo t lig h t(s ); m ay have
ap p lican ce ou tlets; p la s tic o r m e ta l
E quipm ent: L a m p , e le c t r ic c lo ck , and
handles o r knobs.
m anual in te r v a l tim e r ; au tom atic top
T op bu rn ers: F o u r standard b u rn e rs ; £ r
b u rn er lig h te r (s ) p ilo t lig h t(s ); m ay have
3 standard b u rn ers and 1 b u rn er equipped
applian ce o u tle t(s ); 1 o r 2 u tility d ra w e rs
w ith au tom atic te m p e ra tu re c o n tro l
o r co m p a rtm en ts; p la s tic o r m e ta l handles
d e v ic e ; m ay have s im m e r b u rn ers.
or knobs.
Oven: S in gle; fu lly in su lated; heat r e g u ­
T op b u rn ers: F o u r standard b u rn ers; or
la to r; " fu ll- w id th ;" u n d e r-o v e n b r o ile r ;
3 standard b u rn ers and 1 b u rn er equipped
th erm o sta tic s a fe ty p ilo t.
w ith au tom atic te m p e ra tu re c o n tro l d e ­
M o d e ls having the fo llo w in g fe a tu re s
v ic e ; m ay have s im m e r b u rn ers.
w e re excluded:
Oven: S in gle; fu lly -in s u la te d ; heat re g u ­
1. A u to m a tic c lo c k -c o n tr o lle d oven and
la to r; u n d e r-o v e n b r o ile r ; th e rm o s ta tic
tim ed applian ce ou tlets.
sa fety p ilo t.
2. R o t is s e r ie s
M o d e ls having the fo llo w in g fe a tu re s
3. W a is t-h ig h b r o ile r s
w e r e exclu ded:
1. A u to m a tic c lo c k -c o n tr o lle d oven
S ize:
2. R o t is s e r ie s
Stove length: 28 to 31 in ch es.
3. D ouble ovens and w a rm in g d ra w e rs
Oven: 23 to 25 in ch es w id e, 14 to 16
4. W a is t-h ig h b r o ile r s
inches high, 18 to 20 in ch es deep.
S ize:
Stove length: 36 to 38 in ch es.
Oven: Standard— 16 to 17 inches w id e,
13 to 15 in ch es high, 19 to 21 inches
deep; o r o v e r s iz e — 18 to 21 inches w id e,
13 to 16 inches high, 18 to 21 inches
deep.
F in ish : W hite v itre o u s p o rc e la in en a m el top,
fro n t, and end pan els; fu ll en a m eled oven
and b r o ile r .




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F u e l, U t ilit ie s , and K itch en E quip m en t— Continued

R A N G E — Continued
23-399C (C P I )
S tyle: E le c t r ic ; 4 s u rfa c e b u rn ers; top
bu rn ers m a y be d iv id e d o r grou ped to
side o r c e n te r; th e rm o s ta tic b u rn ers
exclu ded.
F in ish : W hite v itre o u s p o rc e la in en a m el
top, fro n t, and end pan els; fu ll p o rc e la in
en a m eled o ven and b r o ile r .
E quipm ent: L a m p , au tom atic c lo c k tim e r ,
and applian ce o u tle t(s ); 1 o r m o r e
u tility d ra w e r o r com p artm en t.
S w itch es: Pu sh-button, to include a
m in im u m o f 4 p o sitio n s; o r r o ta r y w ith
m in im u m o f 4 p o sition s o f " in fin it e "
heat.
S in gle oven:
F u ll-w id th oven , without oven w indow ;
or w ith oven window.
F u lly in su lated; th erm o sta t (heat r e g u ­
la to r ); oven sig n a l ligh t; b r o ile r ;
m o d els w ith double oven s, w a rm in g
d ra w e r, r o t is s e r ie s excluded.
S ize:
Stove length: 30 to 31 in ch es.
O ven s iz e : 23 to 25 inches w id e, 15 to
16 inches high, 18 to 19 inches deep.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. The a v e r a g e p r ic e is a s e l f ­
w eigh tin g a v e r a g e o f the p r ic e s fo r the
3 ran ge s p e c ific a tio n s , 23-399,
23-399A, and 23-399C.




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H o u seh o ld T e x tile s

SH E E T

P IL L O W CASES— Continued

The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-001 (F B - G ),
23-008 (F B )
was p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the b en ch ­
F a b r ic : M u slin , w h ite.
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 23-001
Y a rn : C a rd ed cotton.
(C P I) o r 23-001A (C P I) w as p r ic e d in
T h re a d count (g r a y ): A p p ro x . 64 x 64.
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
F in ish : B lea ch ed , s a n fo rize d .
23-001 (F B -G )

C on stru ction :

D e s c rip tio n : M u slin o r p e r c a le , w h ite;
s iz e 81 x 108 in ches.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: One volu m e s e lle r and
s p e c ific a tio n s 23-001 (C P I) and 2 3 -0 0 1A
(C P I) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
23-001 (C P I)
F a b r ic : P e r c a le , w h ite.
Y a rn : C om bed cotton.
T h re a d count (g r a y ): A p p ro x .
F in ish : B leach ed .
C on stru ction :
s e lv a g e .
S ize:

P la in h em s, s e lv a g e seam s.

S ize: (B e fo r e h em m in g)— A p p ro x . 42 x 36
in ches.

P IL L O W
23-013 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : B ed p illo w , cotton c o v e r ; any
type fillin g ex cep t down; standard s iz e .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-013 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.

183 total.

Hand torn , plain hem , tape

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-013 (C P I)

(B e fo r e h em m in g)— 81 x 108 in ch es.
23-001A (C P I)

D e s c rip tio n : B ed p illo w , cotton c o v e r ,
(z ip p e r c lo s u re ex clu d ed ); p ackaged in
p o lyeth ylen e.

F a b r ic : M u slin , w hite.
Y a rn : C a rd ed cotton.
T h re a d count (g r a y ): A p p ro x . 64 x 64.
F in ish : B lea ch ed , fin ish not containing
o v e r 6 p e rc e n t s izin g .

M a te r ia ls :
P illo w fillin g : P o ly e s t e r o r a c r y lic fib e r ;
w eigh t, 20 ou nces.
C o v e r: C a rd ed p e r c a le ; c o rd e d edge.

C on stru ction :

S ize: (Cut s iz e )— L en gth , 27 in ch es; width,
21 in ch es; th ick n ess, 8 in ch es.

S ize:

P la in h em s, tape s e lv a g e .

(B e fo r e h em m in g)— 81 x 108 in ch es.
BLANKET

P IL L O W CASES
23-008 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n :
p e r p a ir.

M u slin o r p e r c a le , w h ite,

23-022 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : A n y fib e r o r blend o f fib e r s ;
d ou b le-b ed s iz e ; n o n e le c tr ic .

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-008 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-022 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.




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H O U S IN G
H o u seh o ld T e x t ile s — C ontinued

B L A N K E T — Continued

B A T H T O W E L — Continued

23-022 (F B )

23-050 (F B )

F a b r ic : S olid c o lo r ; approx. 75 p e rcen t
rayon , 25 p e rc e n t a c r y lic ; nylon binding
a p p rox. 5 to 7 inches w id e.
S ize:

D o u b le-b ed s iz e , 80 x 90 in ches.

W eigh t:

A p p ro x . 3 pounds.

BEDSPREAD

S tyle: W hite or s o lid c o lo r s (o r s tr ip e s , if
s o lid c o lo r s not a v a ila b le ); m a y have c o n ­
tra s tin g c o lo r b o r d e r s ; ja c q u a rd design s
exclu ded.
F a b r ic : T e r r y , 3 pick.
Y a rn : C a rd ed cotton, m a y have nylon,
n y lo n / p o ly e s te r , o r p o ly e s te r r e in fo r c e d
s e lv a g e .
C on stru ction : S elva g e sid ed , p lain (c a m )
o r dobby b o rd e r.

23-031 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : T u fted cut p ile o r fla t fa b r ic ;
cotton and/or rayon ; fu ll s iz e , approx.
90 x 105 in ch es.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-031 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

W eigh t:
S ize:

6 V2 to

pounds p e r dozen.

22 x 44 or 24 x 46 in ch es.

C U R T A IN S
The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-085 (F B - G ),
was p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the ben ch m ark
c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 23-085 (C P I)
or 23-085A (C P I) w as p ric e d in each
ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .

23-031 (C P I)
S tyle: P la in "c o r d u r o y 1 type c h e n ille ; s o lid
1
c o lo r s (o v e r la y pattern s exclu d ed ).
F a b r ic : T u fted , cut p ile , w ash able.
Ground: Cotton b lea ch ed sheeting.
T u fts: Cotton o r rayon ya rn , 3
/16 ga ge.
Ends: F r in g e , p lain , approx. 3 in ch es;
hand tied , knotted o r b a ll frin g e excluded.
W eigh t:
S ize:

A p p ro x .

3 pounds p er spread.

F u ll-b e d s iz e , 90 x 105 in ches.

23-085 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : T a ilo r e d ; p o ly e s te r m a rq u is e tte ,
fib e r g la s s or cotton; width: 40 to 48
in ch es; length: 63 to 90 in ches.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s and
the 23-085 o r 23-085A (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-085, 23-085A (C P I)

BATH TO W EL
23-050 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : Cotton, t e r r y cloth, w hite or
s o lid c o lo r s , bath s iz e ; m ay have s e lv a g e
r e in fo r c e d w ith a m an -m ad e fib e r .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-050 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od of C alc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




S tyle:

T a ilo r e d .

F a b r ic : M a rq u is e tte , w hite or e g g s h e ll.
Y a rn : 70 d e n ie r p o ly e s te r , m ay be
r e v e r s e tw ist.
T h re a d count:
23-085: 48-50 x 32
23-085A: 52-54 x 34-36
C on stru ction : "H e m m e d and h e a d e d ", bottom
hem 3 to 5 in ch es; side hem s 1 to 1V2
in ch es; sin gle o r double stitch ed (in n er fo ld
at ou ter edge is usual, producing 4 -p ly
fa b r ic e d g e); fin ish ed ro d p ockets; fa c e d back and c o rd e d edge cu rtain s exclu ded.
S ize: W idth each pan el— 40 to 42; o r 45 to 48
in ch es; length— 90; 81; o r 63 in ch es.

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H O U S IN G
H o u seh o ld T e x t ile s — C ontinued

D R A P E R IE S
23-091 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : A n y fib e r o r blend o f fib e r s ;
pinch p lea ted , re a d y m ade; ta ilo r e d ,
sin g le w idth, p er p a ir.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-091 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n (if
not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-091 (F B )
S tyle:

R ea d y m ade, ta ilo r e d .

M a te r ia l:
satin.

Nubby ra yo n / a ceta te antique

C on stru ction : P in c h p lea ts; blind stitch ed
side h em s, 3 inch bottom hem .
S ize:

S in gle w idth, approx. 48 x 90 in ch es.




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HOUSING
F lo o r C o verin g

B RO AD LO O M

B R O A D L O O M — Continued

Th e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-335, 23-336
(F B - G ), was p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the
ben ch m ark c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n
23-335 (C P I) or 23-335A (C P I) and s p e c i­
fic a tio n 23-336 (C P I) w e r e p r ic e d in each
ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
23-335, 23-336 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : W oven o r tufted; w ool o r
nylon p ile .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s and
the 23-335 o r 23-335A and 23-336 (C P I)
s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
23-335 (C P I)
Style: V e lv e t w e a v e , plain, plush, tw isted ,
looped, cut-and-uncut; scu lptu red, c a rv e d ,
s tria te d , etc. (c u rre n t p a ttern s).
Y a rn :

A l l w o o l,

9- , 12- , and 15-foot widths.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: I f outlet s e lls fr o m
sam p les only, p r ic e s a r e a ccep ta b le.
23-335A (C P I)
S tyle: T u fted ; plain , plush, tw isted , loop ed ,
cu t-an d-u n cu t; scu lptu red, c a rv e d ,
s tria te d , etc.
Y a rn :

100 p e rc e n t w o o l su rfa ce yarn .

C on stru ction :
P ile height: A p p ro x . V4 to 3 in ch es.
/s
S titch es: A p p ro x . 6 to 8 p er inch.
G age: A p p ro x . 5 to 7 n eed les p e r inch.
Backing: Jute, k r a ftc o r d , bu rlap or
s im ila r backing w ith la te x secu rin g
tufts; double backing with any o f above
or s c r im is accep ta b le.
W idth:

9- , 12- , o r 15-foot w idths.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: I f ou tlet s e lls fr o m
sam p les only, p r ic e s a re accep ta b le.




S tyle: T u fted ; plain , plush, tw isted , loop ed ,
cu t-and-u ncu t; scu lp tu red , c a r v e d ,
s tria te d , etc.
Y a rn : 100 p e rc e n t ca rp e t nylon su rfa ce
y a rn ; staple (spun y a rn ); or continuous
fila m e n t.
C on stru ction :
P ile height: A p p ro x . V4 to lh in ch es.
S titch es: A p p ro x . 6 to 8 p er inch.
G age: A p p ro x . 5 to 8 n eed les p e r inch.
B acking: Jute, k r a ftc o r d , bu rlap or
s im ila r backing w ith la te x secu rin g
tufts; double backing w ith any o f above
o r s c r im is a ccep ta b le.
W idth:

9- , 12- , o r 15-foot w idths.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: I f ou tlet s e lls fr o m
sam p les only, p r ic e s a r e a ccep a b le.

2- to 3-ply.

C on stru ction :
P i l e w eigh t: A p p ro x . 30 ounces p er
squ are y a rd .
P itc h : 214 to 216
W ir e s : 7 to 8 p e r inch
Shot: 2
B acking: Jute, p ap er, o r cable bond; m ay
have ad d ition a l backing o f s c r im or
double jute backing.
W idth:

23-336 (C P I)

COST O F B IN D IN G
23-377 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : C ost of binding (o r if u su ally
s e rg e d , the c o st o f s e rg in g ) a 9 x 1 2 fo o t rug.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ha: A v e r a g e p r ic e com puted fo r
a 9 x 1 2 -fo o t rug— a v e r a g e p r ic e p e r
squ are y a rd o f c a rp e tin g 23-335,
23-335A, 23-336 (C P I), m u ltip lie d by
12, plus c o st o f binding, 23-377 (F B ).

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H O U S IN G

F u rn itu re

L IV IN G RO O M S U IT E
The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-132, 23-133
(F B -G ) w as p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the
ben ch m ark c itie s . S p e c ific a tio n 23-132
(C P I) and e ith e r of s p e c ific a tio n s 23-133
(C P I) or 23-133A (C P I) w e r e p r ic e d in
each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
23-132, 23-133 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : Sofa and lounge ch a ir; m od ern
o r c o n te m p o ra ry s ty le ; m axim u m of good
qu ality; p ile o r fla t fa b r ic c o v e rin g ; m a x ­
im um p la tfo rm len gth on sofa 90 in ch es.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23- 132 (C P I) and e ith e r 23-133 o r
23-133A (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d in
each ou tlet. Suites m ay c o n s is t o f a sofa
and c h a ir fr o m the sam e o r d iffe re n t
re s o u r c e s .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-132 (C P I)
Style:

M o d e rn o r c o n te m p o ra ry .

Q uality:

Good; p ro m o tio n a ls exclu ded.

C o m p o sitio n o f Suite: Sofa w ith 2 or 3 cush­
ion s, lounge ch a ir w ith 1 cushion.
(S old e ith e r fr o m open stock o r as a
suite w ith m atch in g o r h a rm o n izin g c h a ir.
C on stru ction :
B ase and sprin g: N o -s a g o r z ig g e r - t y p e
sprin g; o r c o il sp rin gs tied (in d iv id u a lly )
to w oven w ebbing or p r e fo r m e d units
fa sten ed to m e ta l s trip s and/or ro d s.
E dge: H a rd o r sprin g; w e ll padded.
P la tfo r m : G ood g ra d e sateen , denim ,
or s im ila r fa b r ic .
Insulation: F e lte d cotton; ru b b e riz e d
h a ir; la te x o r synthetic fo a m pad; or
any com b in ation o f th ese.
Backs:
Sofa: One p ie c e o r d iv id e d , m ay have
sim p le tufting and/or v e r t ic a l w e lt
trea tm en t.
Lounge ch a ir: M a y have lo o s e p illo w
back.
T r im : S e lf w e lte d .
E xp osed wood: M ah ogan y, walnut, gum ,
or s im ila r h ardw ood.
Cushions: B ox o r T -ty p e ; fo a m ru b b er, or
synthetic fo a m o f good m ed iu m d en sity.




L IV IN G RO O M S U IT E — Continued
23-132 (C P I)— Continued
C o verin g :
P ile or fla t fa b r ic s : F r ie z e ; bou cle; nubs;
tw eed s; o r ta p e s try .
S u rface yarn: N ylon ; cotton; rayon a c e ­
tate o r any com bin ation o f th ese.
S ize:
Sofa: O v e r a ll len gth to c o n fo rm to s ty le
o f sofa; p la tfo r m len gth 60 to 90 in ch es.
Lou n ge c h a ir: A p p ro x . 30 to 35 inches
high.
23-133 (C P I)
Style:

C o m m e r c ia l or Danish m od ern .

Q uality: In e x p en sive; m ay include
p r o m o tio n a ls .
C o m p osition o f Suite: Sofa w ith 2 cushions;
lounge ch a ir o r r o c k e r w ith 1 cushion.
(U s u a lly sold as suite; m ay be p r ic e d
fr o m open stock. )
C onstruction:
B ase and spring:
B ase: One p ie c e s a g le s s w ebbing o f
duck, bu rlap o r m a te r ia l o f s im ila r
g ra d e .
Spring: N o -s a g o r z ig g e r - t y p e sp rin g;
or c o il sp rin g tie d 2 w ays (4 knots)
w ith w ir e o r c lip s .
C om bination w ith base spring: Sprin gs
fasten ed to m e ta l s trip s and/or ro d s ,
w ith c o il sp rin gs tie d 2 w ays (4 knots)
w ith w ir e ; m a y include p r e fo r m e d u n its .
Edge: H a rd o r sp rin g edge.
P la tfo r m : D en im o r s im ila r c o v e r in g .
In su lation (stu ffin g ): Cotton and fib e r ,
such as s is a l; m a y have ru b b e riz e d pad
on p la tfo rm and back.
Cushions: R e v e r s ib le , m a y have s e lfw e lt
trim ; sprin g f ille d o r lo w d en sity
synthetic foam .
Back: One p ie c e o r d ivid ed , m a y have
v e r t ic a l w e lt trea tm en t.
E xp osed wood: Gum o r s im ila r hardw ood,
ligh t o r dark fin ish .

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H O U S IN G
F u rn itu re — C ontinued

L IV IN G R O O M S U IT E — Continued

U P H O L S T E R E D C H A IR
23-130 (X )

23-133 (C P I)— Continued
C o v e rin g : (In e x p e n s iv e g ra d e . )
F la t or p ile fa b r ic s : T e x tu re d w ea ves
(tw eed y and nub e f f e c t s ) , b ou cle, f r i e z e ,
o r ja cq u a rd fr ie z e ; m ay have ru b b e riz e d
backing.
F ib e r content (s u rfa c e y a rn ): Cotton o r
rayon o r cotton and ra yon blend, o r
nylon o r a c e ta te ; m a y have sim p le
m e ta llic d eco ra tio n .
S ize: (T w o inch range p e rm itte d . )
Sofa: P la t fo r m length 60 to 70 in ch es.
C h air: H eigh t 30 to 35 in ches.
23-133A (C P I )
S tyle: M o d ern .
Q uality: In e x p e n s iv e , m ay include
p ro m o tio n a ls .
C o m p o sitio n o f Suite: J a ck k n ife-ty p e sofa
bed and 1 lounge ch a ir o r r o c k e r w ith 1
cushion o r tigh t seat. ^Sofa bed and
ch a ir u su ally so ld as suite; m a y be
p r ic e d fr o m open stock. )
C onstruction:
F ra m e : Gum o r s im ila r hardw ood.
Fin ish : L ig h t o r d a rk exp osed w ood.
B ase: S te e l sp rin g; o r in n e r-s p rin g type;
o r patented s a g le s s sp rin g con stru ction .
In su lation (stu ffin g): F e lte d cotton and
fib e r s such as s is a l; m a y have ru b b e r ­
iz e d s is a l pad o v e r s p rin g s.
Sofa bed seat: T ig h t seat.
C h air: T ig h t seat; o r 1 r e v e r s ib le b o x type cushion (s p r in g - fille d ; o r lo w d en sity syn th etic fo a m ).
T r im : M a y have s e lf- w e lt o r c o rd tr im .
C o v e rin g : (in e x p e n s iv e g ra d e . )
F la t or p ile fa b r ic s : T e x tu re d w ea v e s
(tw eed y and nub e ffe c t s ), b ou cle,
f r i e z e , o r ja c q u a rd fr ie z e ; m ay h ave
ru b b e riz e d backing.
F ib e r content (s u rfa c e yarn ): Cotton or
rayon or cotton and rayon blend; o r
nylon or a ceta te; m ay have sim p le
m e ta llic d eco ra tio n .
(B a ck o f sofa and ch a ir m a y be c o v e r e d in
fa c e fa b r ic o r fu rn itu re d e n im .)
S ize: (T w o inch ran ge p e r m it t e d .)
Sofa bed: P la t fo r m len gth 70 to 75 in ch es.
C h air: H eigh t 30 to 35 in ch es.




P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 40 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f liv in g ro o m su ite,
23-132, 23-133, 2 3 - 133A ( C P I ) , b a sed
on m a il o r d e r c a ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

C O C K T A IL T A B L E
23-169 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : M a xim u m o f good qu ality;
v e n e e re d , s o lid or lam in ated p la s tic ;
m axim u m length 54 in ch es.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-169 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-169 (F B )
S tyle: M o d e rn o r c o n te m p o ra ry ; m a y have
s h e lf and/or d ra w e r.
T a b le Top: V e n e e r — walnut, c h e r r y , o r
pecan, p r e fe r r e d ; o r la m in a ted p la s tic ,
w ood gra in ed .
C onstru ction: A l l p ie c e s fr a m e d and b ra c e d
throughout; m o r tis e d and tenoned, or
dow eled ; table su rfa ce m ach in ed sm ooth
and clean .
S ize:

A p p ro x . 42, 48, o r 54 in ch es.

D U A L PU R PO SE SO FA
23-192 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : C o n te m p o ra ry o r m o d ern s ty le ;
m a ttre s s m ay be fo a m or c o il sp rin gs or
a com bin ation ; p ile o r fla t fa b r ic c o v e rin g ;
standard s iz e .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-192 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.

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H O U S IN G
F u rn itu re ---- C ontinued

D U A L P U R P O S E S O F A — Continued
23-192 (C P I)
Style: C o n te m p o ra ry o r Law son ; dualpu rpose sofa, w ith bed unit; s e lf- w e lt or
c o rd trim ; exclu din g fr in g e tr im .
C onstruction:
F r a m e : H ardw ood.
Spring con stru ction :
P la tfo r m : F o r m e d by bedding unit,
c o v e r e d w ith can vas, duck o r p la s tic .
Back: B on n ell or M a r s h a ll-ty p e c o il
s p rin g s .
In su lation (stu ffin g): F e lte d cotton; o r
fe lte d cotton and r u b b e riz e d h a ir; m ay
have fle x o la to r o v e r sp rin g s.
Cushions:
Seat: R e v e r s ib le ; s e lf- w e lt e d trim ;
s p rin g -ty p e , c o v e r e d w ith fe lte d
cotton, or fe lte d cotton and r u b b e r ­
iz e d h a ir; o r fo a m ru b b er, o r syn th etic
foam ; m ed iu m r e s ilie n c y ; or " T "
type; o r b o x -ty p e .
Back: One p ie c e , m a y h ave v e r t ic a l
w e lt, o r sim p le button tufted d esign .
Bedding Unit:
F ra m e : S te e l.
Sprin gs: L in k fa b r ic , fa sten ed to fra m e
with h e lic a ls .
M a ttre s s : 200 to 300 c o ils , m a y have
fle x o la to r o v e r c o ils ; p re b u ilt b o rd e r;
fe lte d cotton padding, 6 to
ounces
p er y a rd tick in g; gu ssets in tic k to
p e r m it fold in g.
C o verin g :
F la t or p ile fa b r ic s : T e x tu r e d w ea ves
(tw eed y and nub e ffe c t s ), b ou cle, o r
f r ie z e .
F ib e r content: N ylon ; cotton; o r cotton,
a ceta te o r ra yon blend; m a y have
m e ta llic d eco ra tio n .
S ize: Standard s iz e ; exclu din g ap artm en t
s iz e and lo v e seats.




B E D R O O M S U IT E
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-211 (F B - G ),
w as p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the b en ch ­
m a rk c itie s . S p e c ific a tio n 23-211 (C P I),
23-211A (C P I), o r 23-211B (C P I) was
p r ic e d in each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark
c itie s .
23-211 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : M o d e rn o r E a r ly A m e r ic a n
s ty le ; 2 or 3 p ie c e s ; m axim u m o f good
qu ality; v e n e e re d o r s o lid h ardw oods;
double bed s iz e .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-211, 23-211A o r 23-211B
(C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-211 (C P I)
Style: M od ern : P a n e l bed w ith low o r high
footb oa rd ; c>r b o o k c a s e -ty p e bed w ith
slid in g panels and lo w footb oard ; m ay
have open fa ce; c o m m e r c ia l m od ern
exclu ded.
Q uality:

Good; p ro m o tio n a ls exclu ded.

C o m p o sitio n o f Suite: T w o m a jo r p ie c e s —
bed and tr ip le d r e s s e r w ith m ir r o r ; o r_ 3
m a jo r p ie c e s — bed, r e g u la r ch est and
double d r e s s e r w ith m i r r o r (m ay be
p r ic e d as a suite o r fr o m open sto ck ).
C onstruction:
E x t e r io r wood: V e n e e r-w a ln u t (s lic e d o r
q u a rte re d ); m ahogany; k o rin a , o r oak.
Fin ish : B lend; b lea ch ed , cordovan ;
lim e d g r a y o r c h o co la te, etc.
C ore: M a y be s o lid w ood o r chip b oard .
C ases: F iv e p ly tops and fro n ts .
End panels: S e t-in s ty le , 3-p ly ; flu sh
s ty le , 3- o r 5 -p ly .
Bed: T h r e e - o r 5 -p ly panels; side r a ils ;
hardw ood o r m e ta l.
S tru ctu ral parts: Gum or s im ila r
hardw ood.

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H O U S IN G
F u r n it u r e — C ontinued

B E D R O O M S U IT E — Continued

B E D R O O M S U IT E — Continued

23-211 (C P I)— C ont inu e d
23-2 11A (C P I)— Continued
C on stru ction — Continued
C on stru ction — Continued
G e n e ra l con stru ction : A l l p ie c e s fra m e d
G e n e ra l con stru ction : M o r tis e d and
and b ra c e d throughout; m o r tis e d and te n ­
tenoned o r d o w e le d throughout; a ll
oned o r d ow eled ; a ll jo in ts c a r e fu lly fitted ;
e x t e r io r w ood w ork sm ooth ly m ach in ed
a ll exp osed su rfa c e s including in t e r io r s o f
and sanded.
ca ses and d ra w e rs m ach in ed and sanded;
D ra w e rs : L o c k jo in te d or d o v e ta ile d
sm ooth ed ges.
and glued; c e n te r d ra w e r gu ides; top
C ases: G lu e -b lo c k e d and r e in fo r c e d
and/or bottom d ra w e rs m ay be dustthroughout.
p ro o fe d ; o r d o v e ta ile d a ll c o rn e rs ;
D ra w e rs : D o v e ta ile d a ll c o r n e r s ; bottom
fin is h e d in te r io r s ; c e n te r gu id es,
fitte d into g ro o v e in back panel to p r o ­
d u stp roofed throughout.
vid e fu ll box con stru ction ; fin ish ed in te ­
r io r s ; fu ll depth; c e n te r gu ides; dustS ize:
(2 inch ran ge p e rm itte d . )
p ro o fe d throughout.
Double d r e s s e r : 50 x 18 in ches; 6 to 8
F in ish : W a te r stain; s ile x f i lle r ; toning i f
d ra w e rs .
n e c e s s a r y ; p rim e coat o r " s u r fa c e r " and
M ir r o r : Shape and s iz e to c o n fo rm to
1 coat o f v a rn ish or 2 of c le a r la c q u e r;
s ty le o f d r e s s e r .
sanded betw een coa ts.
Chest: 32 x 18 in ch es; 4 or 5 d r a w e r s .
Bed: Double; low p o s te r, spindle or
S ize: (2 inch ran ge p e rm itte d . )
panel style; m e ta l o r h ard w ood side
T r ip le d r e s s e r : 64 x 19 in ches; m in im u m
r a ils .
of 9 d ra w ers.
D ouble d r e s s e r : 54 x 19 inches;
S p e c ia l In stru ctio n s: T w o brands p r ic e d in
m in im u m o f 6 d ra w e rs .
each outlet.
M ir r o r : Shape and s iz e to c o n fo rm to
sty le o f d r e s s e r .
23-21 IB (C P I )
R e g u la r chest: 36 x 19 in ches; 4 or 5
Style: M od ern ; m ay include c o m m e r c ia l
d ra w e rs .
m o d ern ; panel bed w ith lo w o r high fo o t ­
Bed: D ouble.
b oard; o x_ book case type bed w ith slid in g
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o brands p r ic e d
panels and low footb oa rd ; m ay h ave open
in each ou tlet.
fa c e .
2 3 - 2 1 1A ( C P I )

Style:

E a r ly A m e r ic a n .

C om p o sitio n o f Suite: T h re e m a jo r p ie c e s
and m ir r o r (m a y be sold fr o m open stock ).
C onstruction:
E x t e r io r wood: Southern m a p le, tupelo
(gum ) o r s im ila r d o m e s tic hardw ood;
s o lid o r v e n e e r tops and fro n ts o f c a s e s ,
end panels o f v e n e e r o r plyw ood; or
s o lid h a rd m a p le (n o rth ern o r r o c k j o r
s o lid b ir c h w ith m a p le fin ish ; end panels
m a y be v e n e e re d .
F in is h : S alem (b ro w n ), re d m a p le , o r
oth er m aple fin is h e s ; tops o f c a s e s m ay
be m a r -p r o o fe d .




Q u a lity : I n e x p e n s iv e ; m a y in c lu d e
p r o m o t io n a ls .

C o m p o sitio n o f Suite: T w o m a jo r p ie c e s ; bed
and t r ip le d r e s s e r w ith m ir r o r ; or 3
m a jo r p ie c e s ; bed, re g u la r ch est and double
d r e s s e r w ith m ir r o r (m a y be p r ic e d as a
suite o r fr o m open stock ).
C on stru ction :
E x t e r io r wood: V e n e e r-w a ln u t (s lic e d o r
q u a rte re d ), m ahogany, o r oak.
C o re: M a y be s o lid w ood o r chip b oa rd .
F in ish : N a tu ra l, brow n (m ediu m or
lig h t), blonde o r lim e d oak; ca ses m ay
have " m a r - p r o o fe d " tops.
C ases: F iv e - p ly tops and fro n ts; 3- o r
5 -p ly end pan els; backs o f cases h a rd b oa rd o r s im ila r type.
Bed: Side r a ils , m e ta l o r hardw ood.
S tru ctu ra l parts: Gum o r s im ila r
hardw ood.

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H O U S IN G
F u rn itu re — C on tin ued

B E D R O O M S U IT E — Continued

BO X S P R IN G — Continued
23-204 (C P I)

23-21 IB (C P I)— Continued
C on stru ction — Continued
G e n e ra l con stru ction : A l l p ie c e s fr a m e d
and b ra c e d throughout; m o r tis e d and
tenoned, o r dow eled .
C ases: G lu e -b lo c k e d and r e in fo r c e d
throughout.
D ra w e rs : D o v e ta ile d a ll c o rn e rs or
lo c k -jo in te d , bottom fitte d into g r o o v e
in back panel to p ro v id e fu ll box con ­
stru ction ; ce n te r gu ides; m ay be
d u stp roofed throughout.
S ize: (T w o inch range p e rm itte d . )
D ouble d r e s s e r : 50 x 18 inches; 6
d ra w e rs .
T r ip le d r e s s e r : 60 x 18 in ch es; 9
d ra w e rs .
R e g u la r chest: 32 x 18 in ches; 4 o r 5
d ra w e rs .
M ir r o r : Shape and s iz e to c o n fo rm to
style o f d r e s s e r .
S p ecia l In stru ction s:
in each ou tlet.

T w o brands p ric e d

S tyle:

P la in b o rd e r with ta p ed -ed ges.

C onstru ction:
C o verin g: D am ask, d r ill, o r oth er w oven
fa b r ic s o f co m p a ra b le qu ality.
W eigh t of c o v e rin g : 6 to 6 V2 ounces p er
y a rd o r 8 ounces p er ya rd .
L iftin g stra p s: F a b r ic , c o rd , o r p la s tic .
Spring unit: W ir e - t ie d c o ils , h ea vy
gage high carbon s te e l.
In su lator: S isa l pad (m a y be ru b b e rize d )
and/or w ir e o r cottonet; and fe lte d
cotton.
F ra m e : P in e or s im ila r wood.
S ize: (A p p ro x . )
Double bed: 54 x 75 in ch es.
Queen: 60 x 80 in ch es.
K in g: 76 x 80 in ch es.

M ATTRESS
23-204 (X )
Same p r ic e as box sp rin g , 23-204 (C P I).

BED
D R E SSE R A N D C H E ST
23-200 (X )
P r i c e estim a te d in each c ity as 11 p e rcen t
o f a v e ra g e p r ic e of b e d ro o m su ite,
23-211, 2 3 -2 1 1A, 23-21 IB ( C P I ) , based
on m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

BO X S P R IN G
23-204 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : C o v e re d in dam ask, d r ill, or
oth er w o ven fa b r ic s ; double bed, queen
or king s iz e .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-204 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each ou tlet.
M ethod of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.




23-210 (X )
P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 89 p e rc e n t
o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f b e d ro o m su ite, 23-211,
23-211A, 23-211B (C P I), based on m a il­
o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

D IN IN G RO O M S U IT E
The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 23-228 (F B - G ),
was p r ic e d in each outlet in the b en ch ­
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 23-228
(C P I), o r 23-228A (C P I) was p r ic e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .

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H O U S IN G
F u rn itu re ---- Continued

D IN IN G RO O M S U IT E — Continued

D IN IN G RO O M S U IT E — Continued
23-228A (C P I )

23-228 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : T ra d itio n a l o r E a r ly A m e r ic a n ,
8 or 9 p ie c e s ; m axim u m o f good qu ality;
v e n e e r e d o r s o lid hardw oods; 6 c h a irs .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-228 o r 23-228A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
23-228 (C P I)
Style:

T ra d itio n a l.

C om p o sitio n o f Suite: E igh t p ie c e s ; ta b le,
b u ffet, 6 c h a irs (including 1 a rm c h a ir);
o r 9 p ie c e s — sam e as 8 p ie c e s plus china;
ju n io r dining ro o m suites exclu ded.
C onstruction:
E x t e r io r woods: W alnut, pecan and
walnut, butternut, dark or sable m a ­
hogany; c h e r r y o r s im ila r h ardw ood
v e n e e rs . V e n e e rs m a y c o v e r e ith e r
5 -p ly con stru ction o r s o lid h ardw oods
s im ila r to those above.
T a b le: O va l o r re c ta n g u la r w ith 4 le g s ;
e ith er ex ten sion o r d ro p le a f.
C h airs: Seat r a ils c o rn e r b lo ck ed , c a r e ­
fu lly fitte d , glu ed and s c rew ed ; padded
slip seats or foa m ru bber; c o v e r e d with
cotton o r cotton and rayon or nylon
ta p e s try , dam ask, o r s im ila r fa b r ic s .
Buffet: Extending to the flo o r o r w ith
sh ort le g s under 6 inches lon g.
G e n e ra l C on stru ction : A l l p ie c e s fra m e d
and b ra c e d th rou gh ou t;m ortised and
tenoned, o r d ow eled ; a ll jo in ts c a r e fu lly
fitted ; a ll ex p osed su rfa c e s including
in te r io r s o f c a s e s and d ra w e rs c a r e fu lly
m ach in ed and sanded; sm ooth ed ges.
C ases: G lu e -b lo c k e d and r e in fo r c e d
throughout.
D ra w e rs : D o v e ta ile d a ll c o r n e r s ; bottom
fitte d into g r o o v e in back panel to p r o ­
vid e fu ll box con stru ction ; fin ish ed
in te r io r s ; ce n te r gu ides; du stp roofed
throughout.
S ize:
B uffet: A p p ro x .
China: A p p ro x .
T a b le : A p p ro x .
inches without




58 to 64 in ches.
50 to 60 inches.
40 to 44 x 58 to 64
le a v e s .

S tyle:

E a r ly A m e r ic a n .

C o m p o sitio n o f Suite: E igh t p ie c e s — ta b le ,
6 c h a irs (in clu din g 1 ca p ta in 's c h a ir ),
buffet; o r 9 p ie c e s — sam e as 8 p ie c e s
plus hutch top.
C onstruction:
E x t e r io r woods: S o lid h ard m aple (n o rth ­
ern o r ro c k ), c h e r r y , b irc h , or s im ila r
hardw ood; exclu din g m aple fin ish ed gum
and s im ila r w oods and southern m a p le.
T a b le: D rop le a f, exten sion type that
opens to include 2 c e n te r le a v e s ; o r
o v a l o r re c ta n g u la r w ith ex te n s ib le s te e l
s lid e s , to include a m in im u m o f 2
le a v e s ; table top m ay have p la s tic iz e d
fin ish (m a r - p r o o fin g ).
C h airs: F iv e s to o l-ty p e side c h a irs ; or
m a te 's c h a irs ; 1 c a p ta in 's ch a ir; saddle
seat; le g s fir m ly jo in e d and glu ed to
seat, and b ra c e d by s tr e tc h e r s .
B uffet: D r a w e r s , fu ll box con stru ction ;
d o v e ta ile d a ll c o r n e r s ; hand fitted ;
c en ter gu ides; d u stp roofed throughout.
Hutch: Open hutch top, w ith s h e lv e s .
G e n e ra l C on stru ction : A l l exp osed and
in t e r io r s u rfa ces m ach in ed sm ooth and
clean ed ; a ll p a rts and jo in ts n ea tly and
sm ooth ly m ille d ; m o r tis e d and tenoned,
o r double d ow eled ; should be sm ooth,
tigh t, and flush in th e m s e lv e s and not
b u ilt-u p w ith w ood f i l l e r .
S ize: (A p p ro x . )
T a b le: D ro p le a f: 45 x 25 inches c lo sed ;
45 x 70 inches open, without ce n te r
le a v e s ; o v a l o r recta n g u la r: 42 x 62
in ch es, w ithout c e n te r le a v e s .
Hutch and buffet: 50 to 60 inches w id e .

D IN IN G R O O M T A B L E
23-230 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 24 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e of dining ro o m su ite,
23-228, 23-228A (C P I ), based on m a i l ­
o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

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H O U S IN G
F u rn itu re ---- C ontinued

D IN IN G RO O M C H A IR
23-240 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 5 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f dining ro o m su ite,
23-228, 23-228A (C P I), based on m a il­
o r d e r c a ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

D IN E T T E SET
23-220 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 56 p e rc e n t
a v e ra g e p r ic e o f dining ro o m su ite,
23-228, 23-228A ( C P I ) , b ased on m a il­
o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

L A W N C H A IR
23-250 (X )
A p r ic e o f $2. 94 was e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on m a il- o r d e r ca ta log
p r ic e s fo r the fo llo w in g s p e c ific a tio n .
S tyle:

F o ld in g c h a ir.

C onstruction: O n e-in ch p o lish ed alum inum
tubing.
W ebbing: A p p ro x . 4 to 6 v e r t ic a l and 8
to 10 h o riz o n ta l w ebs o f saran , velo n ,
o r p o ly p ro p e le n e , a p p rox. 2V4 inches
w ide.
A r m r e s ts : Double tubular, o r 1-p ie c e
fla t.
S ize:
Seat: A p p ro x . 21 to 23 in ch es.
H eight: A p p ro x . 30 to 32 in ch es.




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E le c t r ic a l E qu ipm ent and A p p lia n c e s 1

TO ASTER

VACUUM C LE A N E R
23-411 (C P I)

23-465 (A u x .)

S tyle: Standard m o d el c a n is te r type; fu ll set
of attachm ents; excluding m od els w ith
p o w e r -d r iv e n ru g -c le a n in g attachm ents.
C on stru ction : Suction type; 1 to 1 V4 h o r s e ­
p ow er; to e -ta p o r to g g le sw itch; s in g le
speed m o to r.
S p ecia l In stru ction s:
each ou tlet.

T w o brands p ric e d in

S tyle: M od ern , squ are, o r rounded c o r n e r s ,
au tom atic, np op -u p n; excluding co m p le te ly au tom atic, s e lf- lo w e r in g non
np op -u p M m o d e ls .
C on stru ction : C h ro m e -p la te d body, w ith
p la s tic tr im ; m anual le v e r fo r d e p re s s in g
b rea d ; d ia l in d ic a to r o r slid e le v e r
(s e le c t o r ); tw o -s lic e m od el.

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s:
each outlet.

W ASH IN G M A C H IN E

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

T w o brands p r ic e d in

23-423 (C P I)
S tyle: S em id elu xe m o d el, not in s ta lle d ; fu lly
autom atic (w ash es, r in s e s , and damp
d rie s without atten tion ); 1 o r 2 washing
speeds (s e le c ta b le a g ita to r sp eed s); 2
au tom atic w ashing c y c le s or m o re ;
fle x ib le c y c le ; 2 wash w a ter te m p e ra tu re
s e le c tio n s o r m o re ; au tom atic sh u t-off;
exclu ding suds s a v e r.
C on stru ction : Sheet s te e l e x t e r io r and
fra m e w o rk .
F in ish :
E x t e r io r : W hite baked en a m el or
a c r y lic en a m el cabin et w ith p o r c e ­
lain en a m el top and lid .
In te r io r : P o r c e la in ; excluding m o d els
w ith alum inum o r sta in less s te e l tub.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d el each o f 2
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

F R Y E R , F O O D M IX E R , E T C .
23-470 (X )
A p r ic e o f $2T. 07 was es tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e r a g e r e ta il p ric e
e s tim a te s fr o m tra d e p u blication s fo r
s e v e r a l s m a ll kitch en e le c t r ic a l
a p p lia n ces.

IR O N
23-471 (A u x .)
S tyle: S te a m -d ry iro n , standard s iz e ; 3 to 4
pounds; fa b r ic - c o n t r o l d ia l; 1, 000 to
1, 150 w atts, 110 to 120 v o lts , A C only.
C on stru ction : B u ilt-in w a te r r e s e r v o ir ;
alum inum or s te e l so le p late; so le s u rfa ce
approx. 30 squ are in ch es; tip -b a c k h e e l
r e s t; standard nondetachable c o rd and
plug; p la s tic o r b a k e lite handle and tr im ;
m a y have dual c o n tro l; excluding t r a v e l
iro n and iro n s w ith ns p ra y n fe a tu re .
F in ish :

C h rom e fin ish .

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s:
each outlet.

T w o brands p r ic e d in

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

1 Specifications for refrigerator-freezer
vision set pp. 99 and 100.




and ranges on pp. 36—38; for radio and tele­

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E le c t r ic a l E q u ip m en t and A p p lia n c e s — Continued

SE W IN G M A C H IN E
23-460 (X )
A p r ic e of $64. 75 was estim a te d fo r
a ll c it ie s , based on p r ic e s published
fo r p o rta b le m o d e ls in C on su m er
R e p o r t s , F e b r u a r y 1966.

A IR C O N D IT IO N E R
23-440 (X )
A p r ic e of $24 4 .9 5 w as e s tim a te d fo r
a ll c it ie s , based on m a il o rd e r ca ta log
p r ic e s fo r the fo llo w in g s p e c ific a tio n .
S tyle: Standard w in d ow -typ e (exclu din g
p o r ta b le -ty p e ); th e rm o s ta tic co n tro l;
in s ta lla tio n ch a rg es not included.
E le c t r ic a l C h a r a c te r is tic s :
B .t. u. h ou rly ratin g: 9, 000 to 12,000.
V o lts and a m p e re s : 115 v o lts , 7V2 to
12 a m p e re s ; o r 230 v o lts , 7 to 9
a m p e re s .

E L E C T R IC F A N
23-450 (X )
A p r ic e o f $21. 00 w as es tim a te d fo r
a ll c itie s , based on a v e r a g e r e ta il
p r ic e e s tim a te s fr o m tra d e p u blication s.




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H o u sew a res, T a b le w a re , and M is c e lla n e o u s Equipm ent

HEATER

D IN N E R W A R E — Continued

23-480 (X )
A p r ic e o f $ 16. 77 w as estim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e ra g e r e ta il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m tra d e p u blication s.

C A R P E T SW EEPER

23-591 (CPI)
Construction: Steel case; steel or chrome
handle, may be locking or "stay-up"
type; hog-bristle brush, adjustable or
self-adjusting to rug thickness; bottom­
opening twin dustpans; top-opening dust­
pans excluded.
Finish:

Baked enamel or chrome-plated.

Special Instruction: Two brands priced in
each outlet.
Method of Calculating Average Price:
Method I.

23-531 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : E a rth e n w a re (inclu ding s e m iv itre o u s and s e m ip o r c e la in w a re ).
D eco ra tio n : S im p le d eca lco m a n ia t r e a t ­
m ent, p rin ted p a ttern s, p rin t-a n d f i ll- in , freeh a n d painting, and/or
m e ta llic .
C o m p o sitio n o f Set: 53-p ie c e — s e r v ic e fo r
8 of 6 b a sic p ie c e s (including dinner
p la te s ), plus 1 m ediu m p la tte r, 1 v e g e ­
table dish, 1 c r e a m e r , and 1 su gar w ith
lid (2 p ie c e s ).
T yp e: D o m e s tic o r im p o rte d ; o v e r g la z e ;
o r u n d erg la ze d e co ra tio n .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: P la t t e r , v e g e ta b le
dish, c r e a m e r and/or sugar m ay be
p r ic e d fr o m open stock if n e c e s s a r y to
co m p le te s p e c ifie d set; i f m o re than 53
p ie c e s p er set a re sold , p r ic e o f " e x t r a "
p ie c e s deducted.
23-531C (C P I )

D IN N E R W A R E

The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n 23-531, 23-53 1C
and 23-533 (F B - G ) was p r ic e d in each
ou tlet in the b en ch m ark c itie s . E ach
s p e c ific a tio n , 23-531 (C P I), 23-531C
(C P I) and 23-533 (Aux. ) w as p r ic e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .

D e s c rip tio n : E a rth en w a re (inclu ding s e m iv itre o u s and s e m ip o r c e la in w a r e ).
D e c o ra tio n : S im p le d eca lco m a n ia t r e a t ­
m ent, p rin ted p a ttern s, p r in t - a n d - fill- in ,
freeh a n d painting, and/or m e ta llic .
C om p o sitio n o f Set:
N u m ber o f p ie c e s
S e r v ic e
S e r v ic e
fo r 6
fo r 8

23-531, 2 3 -5 3 1A, 23-533 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : E a rth en w a re o r china; m in i­
mum o f 35-p ie c e and m axim u m o f 95p ie c e sets; fir s t s e le c tio n ; d o m estic or
im p o rted .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-531 (C P I) o r 23-531C (C P I),
and 23-533 (A u x .) s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.




5 b a sic p ie c e s
(including dinner
p la te s ) _____________
V e g e ta b le dish
P la t t e r ______________
C r e a m e r ____________
Sugar w ith lid ______
T o t a l _____________

30
1
1
1
2
35

40
1
1
1
2
45

T yp e: D o m e s tic o r im p o rted ; o v e r g la z e ; £ r
u n d e rg la ze d e co ra tio n .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: P la t t e r , v e g e ta b le dish,
c r e a m e r and/or sugar m ay be p r ic e d fr o m
open stock i f n e c e s s a r y to c o m p lete s p e c ­
ifie d set; i f m o re than 35 o r 45 p ie c e s p e r
set a re sold , p r ic e of " e x t r a " p ie c e s
deducted.

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H O U S IN G
H ousew ares,

T a b le w a r e ,

and M is c e lla n e o u s E q u ip m en t— Continued

L A M P — Continued

D I N N E R W A R E — C o n tin u e d

23-608 (C P I)

23-533 (A u x .)
S tyle:

Standard or coupe.

Body: Japanese fin e china, f ir s t s e le c tio n ;
iv o r y to w h ite, o r p a s te l c o lo r e d b a c k ­
ground; c le a r g la z e .
D e c o ra tio n : C u rren t d e sig n s; w ith o r w ith ­
out c o lo r e d " h a ir lin e " (g o ld , platinum ,
e t c . ).
C om p o sitio n o f set: 5 3 -p ie c e set (s e r v ic e fo r
8); o r 9 2 -p ie c e set (s e r v ic e fo r 12).
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: P r ic e s o f sets that
include e x tra p ie c e s , such as cups and
s a u c e rs , a r e adjusted a c c o rd in g to the
e s tim a te d valu e of the e x tra p ie c e s .

E L E C T R IC L IG H T B U L B

Style: T a b le lam p w ith shade, any shape or
d esign ; 1- o r 3-w a y ligh tin g fix tu re .
C on stru ction :
B ase: C e r a m ic , m a rb le , g la s s , w ood,
alum inum , w rou gh t iro n , p e w te r, etc.
Mounting: M e ta l, w ood, onyx, m a rb le ,
etc.
F in ish :
M e ta l: G old , s ilv e r , alum inum ,
co p p er, b ra s s , etc. ;
W ood: N a tu ra l o r h a rm o n izin g .
Shade fa b r ic and lin in g:
Synthetic or
natural.
S ize: (H eigh t) 28 to 45 in ch es.
O v e r a ll height: M e a s u re d fr o m the
lo w e s t point o f lam p to u p p e r-m o s t
point o f shade.

H -954 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : Standard in can d escen t bulb,
m ed iu m s c r e w b a se, in sid e fr o s te d ,
w h ite, d o m e s tic m a n u fa ctu rer; 3-w ay
bulbs and " s o ft w h ite " bulbs exclu ded.
S ize:

Each

S p e c ia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s
tw o - v o lu m e - s e llin g brands and G e n e ra l
E le c t r ic , ( i f not 1 o f the 2) p r ic e d in
each ou tlet; in oth er c itie s , G e n e ra l
E le c t r ic p r ic e d in each outlet. (If not
a v a ila b le , the volu m e s e lle r w as p r ic e d ).
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
LAM P
23-608 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : T a b le lam p w ith shade,
o r 3-w a y ligh tin g fix tu re .
S ize: M a xim u m o f 45 in ch es.

1-

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 23-608 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p ric e d in each outlet.
M ethod of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




23-680 (X )
A p r ic e of $68. 50 was e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c itie s , based on m a il o r d e r ca telo g
p r ic e s fo r the fo llo w in g s p e c ific a tio n .

100 w atts.

Unit:

LAW N M OW ER

S tyle: Law n m o w e r, p o w e r; r o ta r y type;
push type; hand p ro p e lle d ; 19 to 22-inch
cutting width.
C on stru ction : S teel die ca st alum inum
a llo y o r fib e r g la s s housing (d eck );
tubular s te e l or alum inum handle;
engine c o n tro l (th r o ttle ); a llo y s te e l
blade; w h e e ls , adju stable fo r cutting
h eight, with ru b b er t ir e s ; m ay be o ffs e t;
d isch a rg e chute on sid e; m ay have le a f
m u lch er attachm ent.
Engine: 4 c y c le s .
Typ e o f startin g:

R e c o il, jor im p u lse.

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H ou sehold O p era tion

LAU N D R Y SOAP

SPR A Y STARCH

H -802 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : L au n dry soap, fla k e s , ch ips,
g ra n u le s , or p ow d er, fo r fin e fa b r ic s .
Unit:

12 to 14 ounces.

H -952 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : S pray lau n d ry sta rch in a e r o s o l
can; sp ra y s izin g and sta rch in p lu n gertype sp ra y co n ta in ers excluded.
Unit:

14 to 16 ounces net w eigh t.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and I v o r y
Snow ( if not 1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each
outlet; in oth er c itie s , Iv o r y Snow p ric e d
in addition to the brand r e g u la r ly p r ic e d ,
in each ou tlet.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands p r ic e d in
each outlet; in oth er c itie s , two v o lu m e s e llin g brands p r ic e d in each outlet.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a 13ounce box (c o n v e rte d w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a
14 ounce con tain er (c o n v e rte d
w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).

D ETERGENT

L IQ U ID B L E A C H

H -804 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : D e te rg e n t (s o a p le s s c le a n e r ),
g ra n u le s , or pow d er fo r g e n e ra l
laun dry use.
Unit:

19 to 22 ounces (la r g e box).

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and T id e
( i f not 1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet;
in oth er c it ie s , T id e p r ic e d in addition
to the brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d , in each
outlet.
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r
a 20-ounce box (c o n v e rte d w h ere
n e c e s s a r y ).

H -950 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : L iq u id household bleach ,
c h lo rin e b a se, used as a clean in g,
lau n d erin g, o r d is in fe c tin g agent; d ry
b lea ch es and nylon or s p e c ia l purpose
b lea ch es exclu ded.
Unit:

l/ z

gallon .

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c it ie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and C lo r o x
( i f not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet;
in oth er c itie s , C lo r o x p r ic e d in each
outlet, ( if not a v a ila b le , the volu m e
s e lle r w as p r ic e d . )
M ethod of C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

H -807 ( C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : Synthetic liq u id d eterg en t,
g e n e ra l purpose.

FLO O R W AX

Unit: 15- to 16-ounce con tain er (can,
g la ss or p la s tic ).

D e s c rip tio n : L iq u id , s e lf-p o lis h in g ; s p e c ia lty
w a x e s , such as th ose fo r h ardw ood flo o r s ,
exclu ded.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and M r .
C lean ( if not 1 of the 3) p ric e d in each
ou tlet; in oth er c itie s , M r . C lean
p r ic e d in ad d ition to the brand r e g u la r ly
p ric e d , in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a
15-ounce con tain er (c o n v e rte d
w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).




H - 95 1 (F B )

Unit:

1 pint 11 ounces (27 flu id ou n ces).

S p e c ia l In s tru c tio n s : In benchm ark c it ie s ,
th re e v o lu m e - s e llin g brands and J o h n so n 's
K le a r ( i f not 1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each ou t­
let; in oth er c it ie s , J o h n so n 's K le a r p r ic e d
in each ou tlet. (I f not a v a ila b le , the
volu m e s e lle r w as p ric e d . )
M ethod of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

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H o u se h o ld O p e ra tio n — Continued

SC O U RIN G P O W D E R

P A P E R N A P K IN S

H -953 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n :
Unit:

Scou ring p ow d er o r c le a n e r.

14-ounce con tain er.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and A ja x
( i f not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet;
in oth er c it ie s , A ja x p r ic e d in each outlet,
( i f not a v a ila b le , the volu m e s e lle r was
p ric e d . )
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

SC O U R IN G PA D S
H -901 (C P I )

H -764 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : E m b o ssed , ligh t w eig h t, p ap er
napkins o f m ediu m qu ality; w h ite o r
c o lo re d ; approx. 13 x 1372 in ch es; e x tra
soft, fin e r q u a lity napkins excluded.
Unit:

P a c k a g e o f 60, 70, or 80 napkins.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and Scotts
fa m ily 60 ( if not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each
outlet; in oth er c it ie s , Scotts fa m ily 60
p r ic e d in ad d ition to the brand r e g u la r ly
p ric e d , in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a
package o f 80 napkins (c o n v e rte d
w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).

D e s c rip tio n : S cou ring pads of s te e l w o o l,
soap fille d .
Unit:

B ox of 10 to 12 pads.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
two brands and SOS ( i f not 1 o f the 2)
p r ic e d in each outlet; in oth er c itie s ,
SOS p r ic e d in addition to the brand r e g ­
u la r ly p r ic e d , in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a
box o f 10 (c o n v e rte d w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).

A IR D E O D O R IZ E R

T O IL E T TISSUE
H -799 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : M ed iu m qu a lity, 650 to 1,000
sheets to the r o ll; r o lls w ith double sh eets,
c o lo re d , and unusually so ft exclu ded.
Unit:

One r o ll

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and Scotts
1, 000 sheets (if not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in
each outlet; in oth er c itie s , Scotts 1, 000
sheets p ric e d in addition to the brand r e g ­
u la r ly p ric e d , in each ou tlet.

H -906 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : A i r d e o d o r iz e r o£ r e fr e s h e n e r ,
in s p ra y -ty p e cans.
Unit: 6 (a v o ird u p o is ) ou nces, net w eigh t
(7 flu id ou nces).
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and G lade
( i f not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet;
in other c itie s , G lade p ric e d in addition
to the brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d , in each
outlet.
M eth od of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.




M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I. P r ic e quotations a re fo r a
650 sheet r o ll (c o n v e rte d w h ere
n e c e s s a r y ).

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H o u se h o ld O p e ra tio n — C ontinued

A U T O M A T IC L A U N D R Y S E R V IC E
34-754 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : B a s ic ra te fo r w ashing,
rin s in g , and e x tra c tin g w a te r fr o m
an a v e ra g e 10 pound bundle o f laundry.
S e r v ic e : A tten dan t u su ally loads
and/or unloads m ach in es; o r s e lf
s e r v ic e , m ay be coin op era ted .
F in ish : Dam p fin is h o r if not a v a ila b le
d ry fin ish ; bundle w eigh s no m o r e
than the m axim u m num ber o f pounds
constituting one m achine load; ra te
m ay include soap, d e terg en t, and
other lau n dry su pplies.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod Ha.

T E L E P H O N E S E R V IC E
22-620 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : M on th ly ra te , lo c a l r e s id e n ­
tia l teleph on e s e r v ic e ; 2 -p a rty u n lim ited
rate.




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T R A N S P O R T A T IO N
P r iv a t e T ra n s p o rt a tio n

R E P L A C E M E N T O F A U T O M O B IL E
41-030 (X )
R e p la c e m e n t of au tom ob ile is the d i f f e r ­
ence in p r ic e betw een the p u rch ased c a r
and the tr a d e -in c a r. In m e tro p o lita n
a r e a s , the budget c o st is the d iffe r e n c e
in p r ic e in O cto b er 1966 b etw een 1965
and I960 c a r s ; in n o n m etro p o lita n a r e a s ,
b etw een 1965 and 1962 m o d e ls . P r ic e s
of 1965 m o d els a re b ased on a v e ra g e
tra n sa ctio n p r ic e s as r e p o r te d to the
B ureau by the N a tion a l A u to m o b ile D e a l­
e r s ' A s s o c ia tio n (N A D A ). P r ic e s fo r the
o ld e r m o d e l w e r e e s tim a te d fr o m N A D A
data. P r i c e data a r e State a v e r a g e s ,
r e p o r te d s e p a ra te ly fo r C h e v ro le ts and
F o r d s . C P I w eigh ts a re used to com bin e
the p r ic e o f each m ake and m o d e l y e a r—
60 p e rc e n t C h e v ro le t and 40 p e rc e n t
F o r d . In m e tro p o lita n a re a s e n c o m p a s s ­
ing m o r e than one State, w eigh ts a p p ro x ­
im atin g the r e la tiv e in cid en ce o f c a r ow n­
e rs h ip w ith in the a re a a re fu rth e r used
to com bin e the a v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r each
State.

G A S O L IN E

41-355 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : C om p lete ch a ssis lu b ric a tio n
fo r 1963 C h e v ro le t c a r.
Including:
O ilin g g e n e r a to r , d is trib u to r, a c c e l­
e r a to r and clutch lin k age.
C hecking lu b rica n t o r flu id in tr a n s ­
m is s io n , d iffe r e n tia l, and s te e rin g
g e a r housing.
E xclu ding:
C h arge fo r lu b rica n t o r flu id needed
in tra n s m is s io n , d iffe r e n tia l, p ow er
s te e rin g , o r s te e rin g g e a r housing.
C h arge fo r packing fro n t w h eels.
C h arge fo r changing o il in cran k ca s e .
C h arge fo r clean in g a ir c le a n e r o r
o il f i l l e r (b re a th e r) cap.
The fo llo w in g r e fe r e n c e to d e a le r s ’ tim e
schedule m anuals fu rn ish es the m anu­
fa c t u r e r ’ s su ggested tim e r e q u ire d to
do the s p e c ifie d job .
T im e Schedule M anual R e fe r e n c e :
C h e v ro le t: O P 1 (0 .5 hour).
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod lib .

A N TI FREEZE

41-065 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :
G rad e: R e g u la r o r housebrand.
P r ic in g Unit:

CHASSIS L U B R IC A T IO N

P e r gallon .

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

41-110 (X )

A price of $ 1. 59 was estimated for all
cities, based on average retail price
estimates from mail-order catalogs.
T U B E L E S S T IR E
41-161 (C P I)

M O T O R O IL
41-097 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :
G rad e: P r e m iu m , la b e le d MS (m o s t
s e v e r e s e r v ic e ) or so id e n tifie d by
r e t a ile r (any com m on v is c o s ity );
excluding " a l l w e a th e r " o r "e x ten d ed
v is c o s it y " p re m iu m o ils .
P r ic in g Unit:

P e r q u a rt in s e a le d c o n ta in ers.

M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.




D e s c rip tio n :
T y p e : T u b e le s s ; without p u n c tu re -p ro o f
sealant o r oth er p u n c tu re -p ro o f o r b lo w ­
out fea tu re.
S ize : 7. 75/7. 50 x 14
P ly : 4 or 2 w ith 4 -p ly ra tin g.
T rea d : R e g u la r; exclu din g snow o r
mud trea d s.
S id ew all: B lack.
M a te r ia l:
R ubber: Synthetic and natural.
C a rc a s s : N ylon cord .
G ra d e:

100 le v e l, f i r s t lin e.

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P r iv a t e T ra n s p o rt a tio n — C on tin ued

T U B E L E S S T IR E — Continued
41-161 (C P I)— C on t inu e d
B a sis o f Quotation: N e t p r ic e ; discounts and
tr a d e -in a llo w a n ces w e r e deducted fr o m
the sum of the lis t p r ic e and F e d e r a l tax;
cost of m ounting included; in itia l co st of
adapting the r im to the tu b eless t ir e
exclu ded.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

M O T O R T U N E - U P — Continued
41-483 (C P I)— Continued
P a rts : C h arge fo r p a rts , a ll co m p a ra b le in
q u a lity to o r ig in a l equipm ent:
1. 8 sp ark p lu gs, n a tio n a lly
a d v e rtis e d brand
2. 1 set o f d is trib u to r points (2 p ie c e s )
A . R e g u la r duty or
B. H e a v y duty
3. 1 co n d en ser fo r d is trib u to r
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .

BATTERY
41-226 (F B )
D escrip tio n : A u to m o tiv e type, 12-v o lt, d ry
(c o m p le te w ith a cid ) or w et c h a rg e , fo r
1962 m o d e l C h e v ro le t or F o r d (c o m p a r a ­
b le in q u a lity to o r ig in a l equipm ent—
m in im u m o f 30 m onths gu a ra n tee), not
in sta lled .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

M O TO R T U N E -U P
41-483 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : M o to r tune-up fo r 1963 m od el
8 - c y lin d e r C h e v ro le t c a r having 283cubic inch engine and 1963 F o r d c a r
having 352-cubic inch engine.
L a b o r: C h a rge fo r la b o r fo r the fo llo w in g
m in im u m s e r v ic e s :
1. T e s t b a tte ry
2. R e p la c e sp ark plugs
3. R e p la c e d is trib u to r points and
co n d en ser
4. R e s e t tim in g
5. C lea n a ir c le a n e r
6. A d ju s t c a rb u re to r
E xclu din g clean in g o r overh au lin g c a r ­
b u reto r; overh au lin g e n tire d is trib u to r;
testin g v o lta g e re g u la to r.
The fo llo w in g r e fe r e n c e to d e a le r s ' tim e
schedule m anuals fu rn ish es the m an u fac­
t u r e r 's su ggested tim e re q u ire d to do the
s p e c ifie d job .
T im e Schedule M anual R e fe r e n c e :
C h e v ro le t: 6 P 1
(2. 5 h ou rs) and
12P95(a) (0. 1 hour)




F R O N T E N D A L IG N M E N T
41-675 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : F ro n t end suspension s e r v ic e
fo r 1963 C h e v ro le t and F o r d c a rs (w ith
con ven tion al s te e r in g ); including the
fo llo w in g o p era tion s:
(a) C heck and c o r r e c t q a s te r, ca m b e r,
and to e -in ;
(b) A d ju st s te e rin g g e a r , a s s e m b ly in
v e h ic le ;
(c ) B alan ce 2 fro n t w h eel and t ir e
a s s e m b lie s
E xclu d in g any ch a rge fo r changing t ir e s
and p r ic e o f balan ce w eigh ts.
Th e fo llo w in g r e fe r e n c e to d e a le r s ' tim e
schedu le m anuals fu rn ish es the m a n u fa c­
t u r e r s ' su ggested tim e re q u ir e d to do the
s p e c ifie d job.
T im e Schedule M anual R e fe r e n c e s :
C h e v ro le t:
3P 15
(1. 2 h ou rs)
(0. 7 hour)
(b) 9P 1
(0. 9 h ou r), or
(c ) 10P 25
10P 40
(0 .5 hour)
F ord:
(0 .4 hou r),
(a) 3001-A
3 0 0 1 -A -3 (0. 7 hour) and
3 0 0 1 -A -6 (0. 2 hour)
(0. 6 hour)
(b) 3500-A
M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d lib .

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T R A N S P O R T A T IO N
P r iv a t e T ra n s p o rt a tio n — C ontinued

A U T O M O B IL E IN S U R A N C E

B R A K E S R E L IN E D
41-643 (F B )

P U B L IC L I A B I L I T Y

D e s c rip tio n : R e p la ce b rak e lin in gs o r b rak e
shoes on a ll fou r w h eels o f standard s iz e
1963 C h e v ro le t and F o rd .
L a b o r: C h arge fo r la b o r fo r the fo llo w in g
m in im u m s e r v ic e s :
1. R e lin e or re p la c e a ll b rak e shoes
2. A d ju st parking b rak e and s e r v ic e
b ra k es
3. F i l l m a s te r c y lin d e r
4. C lean dru m and backing plate
5. C h eck w h e e l c y lin d e r condition
6. C heck brak e fla n ge b olts and
lu b ric a te n e c e s s a r y p a rts.
7. B le e d b ra k es; exclu din g re p la c e m e n t
o r overh au l of w h eel c y lin d e r or
m a s te r c y lin d e r, re p la c in g o r r e ­
packing fro n t w h eel b e a rin g .
The fo llo w in g r e fe r e n c e s to d e a le r s ' tim e
schedule m anuals fu rn ish the m an u fac­
t u r e r s ' su ggested tim e r e q u ire d to do
the s p e c ifie d job .
T im e Schedule M anual R e fe r e n c e s :
5P40
(2. 1 h ou rs)
C h e v ro le t:
b leed (4)
(0. 3 hour)
5P 40(a)
brakes
T o ta l
2. 4 hours
F o rd :
b leed
brake
sy stem
b rak e shoes
r iv e te d ty p e re lin e

2020-B

(1 .7 h ou rs)

2000-A

(0. 4 hour)

2021-A
T o ta l

(0. 8 hour)
2. 9 hours

P r iv a t e p a s s e n g e r au tom ob ile owned by
in d ivid u a ls, the use o f w hich is not r e ­
q u ire d by the in su red (o r any other p e rs o n
c u s to m a rily op era tin g the a u tom ob ile) in
h is occupation, p ro fe s s io n , o r bu sin ess,
and th ere is no m a le o p e ra to r o f the au to­
m o b ile under 25 y e a r s of age re s id e n t in
the in s u re d 's hou sehold o r e m p lo yed as
chauffeur th e re o f; not an a s s ig n e d ris k .
The c a r is assu m ed to be d r iv e n at le a s t
8, 000 m ile s annually; th ere is no ra tin g
fa c to r re la te d to the use o f the ca r fo r
d riv in g to and fr o m w ork .

C O M P R E H E N S IV E
41-810 (X )

P a r ts : C h arge fo r the fo llo w in g p a rts , a ll
co m p a ra b le in q u a lity to o r ig in a l
equipm ent.
1. 4 sets o f brake shoes only, deducting
the exchange valu e o f the shoes, i f
any, o r
2. 4 sets o f b rak e lin in g s.
M eth o d of C a lc u latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d H b .




41-807 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Annual p re m iu m fo r p riv a te
p a s s e n g e r c a r lia b ilit y in su ran ce.
(a) $ 10, 000 to $ 20, 000 b o d ily in ju ry or
the statu tory m in im u m amount i f
it is h igh er
(b) $ 5 , 000 p r o p e r ty d am age, o r the
statu tory m in im u m am ount i f it is
h igh er
(c ) $ 1, 000 m e d ic a l paym ents.

Annual p rem iu m fo r p h y s ic a l dam age to
in su red a u tom ob ile, by f i r e , ligh tn in g,
th eft, exp lo sio n , w ind, h a il, w a te r, etc.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
P r e m iu m fo r lia b ilit y and c o m p re h e n s iv e
c o v e r a g e fo r a 4 - y e a r - o ld c a r w e r e
obtained fr o m m anuals su pplied by the
la r g e in su ran ce ratin g "B u re a u s " and
la r g e independent o r "d e v ia tin g r a t e " c o m ­
p an ies. A v e r a g e annual p rem iu m s w e re
ca lcu la ted using e a rn ed p re m iu m data as
in the C P I. In m e tro p o lita n a r e a s , the
a v e ra g e p rem iu m r e p re s e n te d suburban
a re a s as w e ll as the c ity p ro p e r.

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T R A N S P O R T A T IO N
P r iv a t e T ra n s p o rt a tio n — C on tin u ed

S T A T E R E G IS T R A T IO N F E E S
41-870 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Annual state r e g is tr a tio n fe e
paid fo r the p r iv ile g e o f o p era tin g on
public high w ays a p riv a te p a s s e n g e r c a r
(1963 C h e v r o le t o r F o r d ).
P a y m e n t o f this annual ta x is in d icated by
lic e n s e plates a ffix e d to the c a r.
Including s e r v ic e fe e fo r issu in g p la tes.
E xclu d in g fe e fo r c e r t ific a t e o f title and
s e r v ic e ch a rg e fo r issu in g the c e r t ific a t e
o f title ; p e rs o n a l p ro p e rty and nin lie u "
ta x es; and in sp ection fe e .

L O C A L R E G IS T R A T IO N F E E S
41-871 (F B )

O P E R A T O R S P E R M IT , R E N E W A L
41-902 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : R en ew a l fe e fo r o p e r a t o r s
p a s s e n g e r ca r p e r m it, 1. e. , lic e n s e
to o p era te a p riv a te a u tom ob ile.

T R A N S IT F A R E S
42-010 (X ), 42-020 (X )
D e s c rip tio n : R e g u la r fa r e s , adults and
c h ild re n on s tr e e tc a r (s u rfa c e t r o lle y ,
t r o lle y coach, subway, o r e le v a te d
tra in ) o r bus; cash, token, o r tic k e t
(m in im u m quantity sold ); w e e k ly p ass,
p e r m it o r tick et; inclu ding co st o f
tr a n s fe r s and sch o o l fa r e s .

D escrip tio n : Annual fe e paid to a lo c a l
g o vern m en t, such as a county o r c ity ,
M eth od o f C alcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
fo r the p r iv ile g e o f op eratin g on public
A v e r a g e fa r e s w e re ca lcu la ted using the
high w ays a p riv a te p a s s e n g e r c a r (1963
b a sic cash fa r e ch a rg e d by the lo c a l
C h e v ro le t o r F o r d ). It m ay be c a lle d a
tra n s it com pany o r com p an ies. In
"u s e " tax, (exclu d in g the kind o f use tax
m e tro p o lita n a r e a s , these fa r e s a r e the
(s o - c a lle d ) w hich c e rta in States le v y
a v e r a g e o f b a sic cash fa r e s , plus
one tim e on ly on c a rs p u rch ased outside the
a p p lic a b le c h a rg es fo r tokens, paid
the State and brought into the taxing
tr a n s fe r s , and ad d ition a l zone fa r e s ,
State.
w eigh ted by u tiliz a tio n (quantity) fa c to r s
E xclu din g fe e s ch a rg ed fo r in sp ection ,
re p o r te d by the tra n s it com p an ies. In
p r o p e r ty ta x e s , and "in lie u " ta x es.
a re a s s e r v e d by m o re than one tra n s it
P a y m e n t o f this tax u su ally is in d ica ted by a
com pany, the a v e r a g e s fo r each com pany
lic e n s e s tr ip tag o r w in d sh ield s tic k e r.
a re com bin ed using the r e s p e c tiv e
quantity data.
IN S P E C T IO N F E E S
41-880 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : Annual fe e im p o sed by a State
and/or lo c a l g o v e rn m e n t fo r re q u ire d
exam in ation o f au tom ob iles one o r m o re
tim e s a y e a r to p ro m o te highw ay sa fety;
the fe e m a y be c o lle c te d by the State, by
lo c a l g o v e rn m e n t, o r by g a ra g e p erso n n el
o r oth er in d ivid u als a u th o rized to m ake
c a r in sp ection ; the m in im u m fe e fo r a
c a r w hich does not r e q u ire r e p a ir s .




A v e r a g e sch ool fa r e s w e r e ca lcu la ted on
the b a sis o f data r e g u la r ly re p o r te d by
the tra n s it com p a n ies. W h e re fa r e s
w e r e re p o r te d on a w e e k ly o r m onthly
b a s is , ra te s w e r e c o n v e rte d to a sin g le
fa r e by d ivid in g them by a fa c to r o f 10
trip s p e r w e e k o r 40 p e r m onth.

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M e n ’ s Clothing

T O P C O A T — Continued

TO PCO AT
Th e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 31-018 (F B - G ),
w as p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the ben ch ­
m a rk c it ie s . S p e c ific a tio n 31-018 (C P I),
31-018A (C P I) o r 31-018B (C P I) was
p r ic e d in each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark
c itie s .
31-018 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : S in gle b re a s te d ; a ll new w o o l,
w oolen o r w o rs te d ; m axim u m o f approx.
N o. 4 g ra d e ta ilo rin g ; re g u la r s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o v o lu m e - s e lle r s
and the 31-018, 31-018A o r 31-018B
(C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-018, 31-018A (C P I )
Style: S in gle b re a s te d ; s e t-in ra g la n or
sp lit shoulder s le e v e s ; b al o r notched
c o lla r .
F a b ric : Im p o rte d fa b r ic s exclu ded.
Body:
31-018: H a rd -fin is h e d fa b r ic s , such
as gab a rd in e.
31-018A: S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s , such
as h errin g b o n e tw eed.
Yarn :
31-018: A l l new w o o l w o rs te d .
31-018A: A l l new w o o l w oolen .
W eight: (B a sed on 58 inch f a b r i c . )
31-018: I 3 V2 to 15 ounces p e r yard .
31-0 18A: 14V2 to 16 ounces p er y a rd .
Y ok e and s le e v e lining: R ayon and/or
a ceta te tw ill o r satin; m a y have z ip out lin in g.
In te rlin in g (fro n ts ): Canvas o f cotton,
rayon and/or h a ir.
C onstruction: F u ll cut.
W orkm an sh ip: A p p ro x . N o. 2 g ra d e
ta ilo rin g : H a n d -fe lle d c o lla r and
bottom o f s le e v e lin in g s; top o f s le e v e
lin in gs m ay be h a n d -fe lle d ; re m a in d e r
o f g a rm en t m a ch in e-m a d e including
m achine buttonholes and m a c h in e fe lle d shou lder seam o f lin in g.
E x cep tio n : R aglan m ay h ave handfe lle d shou lder seam .
S ize Range:

R e g u la r (a p p ro x .




34 to 46).

31-018B (C P I)
Style: S in gle b re a s te d , s e t-in o r ra g la n
s le e v e s .
F a b r ic :

Body: Soft-finished fabrics, such as
tweeds and Shetland types.
Yarn : A l l new w o o l w o o len .
W eight: 16 to 18 ounces p e r y a rd based
on 58 inch fa b r ic .
L in in g: R ayon and/or a ceta te fa b r ic yoke,
s le e v e lin in g, and seam binding w h ere
used; m ay have z ip -o u t lin in g.
In te rlin in g (fro n ts ): Canvas o f cotton,
rayon, and/or h a ir.
C onstruction: F u ll cut.
W orkm anship: A p p ro x . N o. 4 g ra d e
ta ilo rin g : H a n d -fe lle d bottom o f c o lla r ;
lin in g h a n d -fe lle d at a rm h o le , shoulder
and b ottom o f s le e v e ; hand-m ade
buttonholes.
S ize Range:

R e g u la r (34 to 44).

J A C K E T OR S P O R T C O A T
31-010 (X )
P r ic e s w e re e s tim a te d in each c ity as
the a v e r a g e o f s e p a ra te e s tim a te s fo r
m e n ’ s ja ck ets and s p o rt c o a ts, ca lcu la ted
as fo llo w s :
1. Jacket. E s tim a te d as 229 p e rc e n t o f
a v e ra g e p r ic e o f 31-137 (blou se or
g o lf ja ck et; cotton o r cotton/blend;
fu ll cut, cle a n w ork m an sh ip , p ric e d
fo r C P I on ly, in sam ple 2 c itie s .
P r ic e was e s tim a te d fo r u n p riced
c itie s as the sam p le a v e ra g e o f the
a v e ra g e p r ic e s o f p r ic e d c itie s in
the sam e re g io n ).
2. Sport coat. E s tim a te d as 163 p e rc e n t
o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f 31-662 (C P I),
b o y s' sp ort coat.
R a tio s based on m a il- o r d e r c a ta lo g p r ic e
re la tio n s h ip s .

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C L O T H IN G
M e n ’ s C loth ing— C on tin ued

S U IT - Y E A R R O U N D W E IG H T — Continued

SW EATER
31-154 (F B - G )

31-052, 31-053 (F B - G )

D e s c rip tio n : Sports ca rd ig a n o r coat style
(not w o rk s ty le ); a ll new w o rs te d w o o l
o r a c r y lic , o r com bin ation o f any of
th ese w ith p o ly e s te r ; cut and sewn; r e g ­
u la r s iz e s .

D e s c rip tio n : Single o r double b rea sted ; r e g ­
u la r s iz e s , y e a r-ro u n d w eight; a ll new
w o o l, w oolen o r w o rs te d or blend of
p o ly e s te r and w ool; m axim u m o f approx.
N o. 4 g ra d e ta ilo r in g .

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-154 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n (if not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: One volu m e s e lle r
w hich is e ith e r lo w e r q u a lity o r a qu ality
b etw een 31-052 and 31-053 (C P I) and the
31-052 (C P I) and 31-053 (C P I) s p e c ific a ­
tions p r ic e d in each outlet. I f a 3 -p iece
suit was p r ic e d , the e s tim a te d value of
the e x tra tro u s e rs w as deducted.

M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-154 (C P I)
Style: S ports ca rd ig a n o r coat style (not
w o rk s ty le ); c o lla r le s s ; m ay have
pock ets; button c lo s u re .
F a b ric :
Body: B ulky rib knit, sh aker, ca b le, etc.
C uffs and bottom : R ib knit.
Yarn: 100 p e rc e n t new w o rs te d w ool,
or 100 p e rc e n t a c r y lic (p r e fe r r e d ).
W eigh t: 10 to 12 pounds p er dozen.
C on stru ction :
C lean w orkm anship; cutan d -sew n con stru ction ; m a ch in e-m a d e
buttonholes; good q u ality p la stic sew through buttons.
S ize Range:

R e g u la r (34- to 4 4 -in ch ch est).

RA IN CO A T

31-020 (X )
P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 150
p e rcen t o f a v e ra g e p r ic e of b o y s ’ a l l ­
purpose coat, 31-577 (C P I), based on
m a il- o r d e r catalog p r ic e rela tio n sh ip s.

S U IT - Y E A R R O U N D W E IG H T
The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 31-052,
31-053 (F B - G ), was p ric e d in each outlet
in the ben ch m ark c itie s . S p ecifica tio n s
31-052 (C P I) and 31-053 (C P I) w e re
p r ic e d in each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark
c itie s .




M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-052, 31-053 (C P I )
Style: S in gle o r double b re a s te d ; 2 -p ie c e
(coa t and 1 p a ir o f tr o u s e r s ); o r 3 -p ie c e
(coa t and 2 p a ir o f tr o u s e r s ).
F a b ric :
Body: H a rd fin is h e d fa b r ic s such as
plain o r fan cy w o rs te d , sh arkskin s,
ga b a rd in es, fla n n els; o r m uted s trip e s
and p laid s (31-052); neat s trip e s and
m uted plaids (31 -0 5 3 ).
Yarn : A l l new w o o l w o rs te d ; or 50 to
55 p e rc e n t p o ly e s te r/ b a la n c e w o rs te d
w o o l.
W eight: 10 to 13 ounces p e r y a rd b ased
on 58 to 60 inch fa b r ic .
L in in g: Coat lU to Vz lin ed and s le e v e s
fu ll-lin e d w ith a ceta te o r rayon fa b r ic .
In te rlin in g (fro n ts ): H a irc lo th ("H y m o ” ).
C onstruction: W orkm anship:
31-052: A p p ro x . N o. 4 g ra d e ta ilo rin g ;
h a n d -fe lle d bottom o f c o lla r ; lin in g
h a n d -fe lle d at a rm h o le shoulder and
b ottom o f s le e v e ; hand-m ade button­
h oles in coat.
31-053: A p p ro x . N o . 1 plus to N o. 2 plus
g ra d e ta ilo rin g : H a n d -fe lle d bottom of
c o lla r ; s le e v e lin in g m ay be handfe lle d at top and/or bottom ; re m a in d e r
o f g a rm e n t m a ch in e-m a d e including
buttonholes.
Size R an ge:

R e g u la r (a p p ro x .

34 to 44).

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M e n 's C lo th in g— Continued

S U IT - T R O P IC A L W E IG H T
31-050 (X )

S L A C K S — Continued
3 1-086 (C P I)— Continued

C onstru ction: F u ll cut; cle a n w orkm an sh ip
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 88 p e rc e n t
((c o m p a ra b le to that in tr o u s e r s of 31-052
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f m e n 's a ll w o o l o r wool/
(C P I) su it)); z ip p e r fly
p o ly e s te r blend su its, 31-052, 31-053
S ize Range: R e g u la r (a p p ro x . 28- to 40(C P I), b ased on p r ic e rela tio n sh ip s o f
inch w a is t).
tr o p ic a l and re g u la r w eigh t suits p ro v id e d
by m a n u fa ctu rers.
31-086A (C P I )
SLAC KS
S tyle: P le a te d o r p lain fron t; w aistband
extended (" D A K " ) o r w ith b e lt loop s.
The tw o g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n s , 31-086
(F B - G ) and 31-087 (F B - G ), w e r e p ric e d
F a b ric :
in each outlet in the ben ch m ark c itie s .
Body: H a rd -fin is h e d f a b r ic s , such as
One o f s p e c ific a tio n s 31-086 (C P I),
ga b ard in e, sh arkskin , w o rs te d flan n el,
31-086A (C P I ), 31-086B (C P I ), or
or r e v e r s e tw ist.
31-086C (C P I) and one o f s p e c ific a tio n s
Yarn : A l l new w o o l w o rs te d .
31-087 (C P I ), 31-087A (C P I) o r 31-087B
W eight: 10 to 131 ounces p er y a rd .
/2
(C P I) w e r e p r ic e d in each ou tlet in
W aistband lin in g: C otton o r rayon tw ill.
nonbenchm ark c itie s .
P o c k e ts : Cotton t w ill.
31-086 (F B - G ) and 31-087 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n :
31-086 (F B -G ): D re s s sla c k s , re g u la r
s iz e s ; a ll new w o o l w o o len o r w o rsted ;
or blend of w o o l and p o ly e s te r o r
a c r y lic ; m axim u m o f clea n w orkm an sh ip
(c o m p a ra b le to N o. 4 g ra d e ta ilo r in g ).
31-087 (F B -G ): D re s s s la c k s , re g u la r
s iz e s ; cotton or m an -m ad e fib e r s or
any com bin ation o f th ese; m axim u m o f
clea n w orkm an sh ip.
S p e c ia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the C P I s p e c ific a tio n s , 31-086 s e r ie s
and 31-087 s e r ie s , p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: A v e r a g e s of 31-086 (F B -G )
and 31-087 (F B - G ) w eig h ted as fo llo w s
to a p p ro x im a te budget q u a lity le v e l of
m e n 's slacks:
31-086 (F B -G )
17 p e rcen t
31-087 (F B -G )
83 p e rcen t
31-086 (C P I )
Style: P le a te d o r plain fron t; m ay have
s e lf b elt.
F a b ric :
Body: H a rd -fin is h w o rs te d fa b r ic s such
as gab a rd in e, c o v e r t o r w o rs te d flan n el;
excluding w oolen fla n n el.
Yarn: A l l new w o o l w o rs te d .
W eight: 10 to 13x ounces p er y a rd .
/2
W aistband lin in g: M e r c e r iz e d cotton or
rayon tw ill.
P o c k e ts : M e r c e r iz e d cotton tw ill.




C onstruction: F a ir w orkm an sh ip (c o m ­
p a ra b le to that in tr o u s e r s o f 31-053
(C P I) suit); m ay be s lim - lin e o r ta p ered ;
z ip p e r fly .
S ize Range: R e g u la r (a p p ro x . 28- to 42inch w a ist)
31-086B, 31-086C (C P I)
Style: P le a te d o r plain fro n t; 2 side and 2
back pockets; w aistband exten ded (" D A K " )
o r with b e lt lo o p s.
F a b ric :
Body: T r o p ic a l (lig h t-w e ig h t) su itings;
50- to 55- p e rc e n t p o ly e s te r/ b a la n c e
w ool; or 65- to 7 5 -p ercen t a c r y lic /
balance w o o l.
W eight: Up to 10 ounces p e r y a rd b ased
on 58- to 60-inch fa b r ic .
F in ish : W rin k le re s is ta n t; m a y b e spot
and stain re s is ta n t.
W aistband lin in g and pockets: Cotton,
nylon and/or p o ly e s te r fa b r ic
C onstruction: M a y be s lim - lin e o r ta p ered ;
s e rg e d seam s; z ip p e r fly .
31-086B: C lea n w ork m an sh ip ((c o m p a ra b le
to tro u s e rs in 31-054 (CPI.) s u it)).
31-086C: F a ir w ork m an sh ip ((c o m p a ra b le
to tro u s e rs in 31-053 (C P I) su it)).
S ize Range: R e g u la r (a p p rox. 28- to 42inch w a is t).

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M e n ’ s C loth ing— C on tin ued

S L A C K S — Continued
31-087 (C P I)
S tyle: P le a te d o r plain fron t; m ay have
s e lf b elt.
F a b ric :
Body: Suitings such as gab ard in e or
flan n el.
Y arn : R ayon and/or a c e ta te , m ay
contain up to 35 p e rc e n t nylon and/or
p o ly e s te r .
W eight: Y e a r round, 12 to 14 ounces
p e r y a r d ^ r tr o p ic a l, up to 11 ounces
p e r y a rd .
F in ish : W rin k le re s is ta n t; m ay be stain
o r spot re s is ta n t.
W aistban d lin in g: Cotton o r ra yon tw ill;
m a y be ru b b e riz e d type (such as
"s n u g te x ").
P o c k e ts : C otton tw ill.
C on stru ction : F u ll cut; clea n w orkm an sh ip;
s e r g e d sea m s, z ip p e r fly .
S ize R ange:
w a is t).

R e g u la r (a p p ro x . 28- to 42 inch

31-087A (C P I )
S tyle: P la in o r p lea ted fron t; w aistband
extended (" D A K " ) o r w ith b e lt lo o p s.
F a b ric :
Body: Suiting, such as ga b a rd in e, flan n el,
or sharkskin.
Y arn : 30- to 5 0 -p e rc e n t rayon and/or
a ceta te; balan ce oth er m a n -m ad e fib e r s
(nylon, tr ia c e ta te , a c r y lic , o r p o ly e s ­
t e r ); m a y contain s m a ll p e rc e n ta g e s o f
fib e r id e n tifie d on ly as " o t h e r " .
W eight: Y e a r round, I 0 V2 to
ounces
p e r y a r d b ased on 58- to 60-inch
fa b r ic ; o r tr o p ic a l, up to 9V2 ounces
p e r y a r d b a sed on 58- to 60- inch
fa b r ic .
F in ish : W rin k le re s is ta n t; m ay be spot
and stain re s is ta n t; w ash able, r e q u ir ­
ing lit t le o r no iro n in g .
W aistband lin in g and pockets: N y lo n or
p o ly e s te r fa b r ic , o r blends of th ese
fib e r s w ith cotton.
C onstruction: F u ll cut, clea n w orkm an sh ip,
s e r g e d sea m s, z ip p e r fly .
S ize R ange: R e g u la r (ap p rox. 28- to 42inch w a is t).




S L A C K S — Continued
31-087B (C P I )
Style: S lim -lin e o r ta p e re d C ontinental or
Iv y ; plain fron t; w aistband exten ded
(" D A K " ) o r w ith b e lt loop s; any sty le
p o ck ets, m ay have buttons; fin is h e d w ith
o r without cu ffs.
F a b ric :
Body: T w ill, p olish ed cotton, sateen , c o rd ,
r ib , gab a rd in e, poplin, duck, sh arkskin,
b arath ea, p rin ted o r w oven p la id , o r
c o rd u ro y .
Y arn : M e r c e r iz e d , c a rd e d o r com bed
cotton; o r 50- to 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/
balan ce cotton.
W eight: 8. 2 to 10. 7 ounces p er squ are
y a rd ex cep t co rd u ro y , w hich m a y be
h e a v ie r .
F in is h e s : G a rm en t fin ish in g p ro c e s s ;
perm an en t p r e s s ; o£ va t dyed; r e s id u a l
sh rin kage 1 p e rc e n t or le s s ; w ashable
o r wash and w e a r (lit t le o r no iro n in g
r e q u ire d ); m a y be spot and stain
re s is ta n t.
P o c k e t and w aistband lin in g: M e r c e r iz e d
cotton tw ill; or p o ly e s te r cotton.
C onstru ction: S lim , ta p ered ; m a y be lo w r is e ; clea n w orkm an sh ip; c e n te r back
ou tlet (at le a s t 1V2 inches at w id e s t point);
z ip p e r fly ; m a y h ave button o r e la s tic
in sid e w a is t adjustm ent.
S ize R ange: R e g u la r (a p p ro x . 26
28 to 42 in ch es).

to 38 o r

W O R K TR O U S E R S
31-171 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : T w ill fa b r ic ; cotton o r cotton
and p o ly e s te r ; m axim u m o f c lea n w o r k ­
m anship; w a is t s iz e s 30 to 44 in ch es.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-171 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.

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M e n 's C lo th in g— Continued

W O R K TR O U SE R S— Continued

DRESS S H IR T — Continued
31-273 (C P I)

31-171 (C P I)
Style:

Style:

W ork .

F a b ric :
Body: F o u r le a f le ft-h a n d tw ill; khaki o r
c o lo r s ; c a rd ed cotton; o r 65- to 7 5 -p e rcent cotton/balance p o ly e s te r ; o r _ 65- to
7 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r / r e m a in d e r cotton;
or 5 0 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ 5 0 -p e rc e n t
cotton blend.
W eigh t (g ra y ): 8. 2 to 8. 5 ounces p e r
y a rd .
F in ish : P e rm a n e n t p re s s ; o r vat dyed
m e r c e r iz e d ; re s id u a l sh rin kage 1
p e rc e n t o r le s s .
P o c k e ts : C otton d r ill, 2. 85 ya rd s p er
pound o r 2. 50 ya rd s p er pound.
C onstru ction: F u ll cu t—28 to 29 y a rd s p e r
dozen b ased on 37-inch fa b r ic and s iz e
sca le 29 to 42 in ch es; clea n w orkm anship.
S ize R ange:

W a is t s iz e s 30 to 44 in ch es.

B u sin ess.

F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , w h ite.
F in is h and th rea d count: R e g u la r (not wash
and w e a r ) 136 x 60 o r 128 x 68; o r non­
re s in (au tom atic w ash and w e a r) 136 x
60—
68; 1 -p ercen t o r le s s r e s id u a l
sh rin kage.
Yarn : C om bed cotton; exclu din g p im a ,
supim a, and oth er long staple y a rn s .
C onstruction: F u ll cut, clea n w orkm an sh ip.
S leevin g: Double n eed le o r sin g le needle
w ith o v e r c a s t s a fe ty stitching only.
C uffs: B a r r e l or c o n v e rtib le .
C o lla r: F u sed , so ft, and/or long w e a rin g ;
m a y have p erm an en t or re m o v a b le stays.
S ize Range:
band).
Brand:

R e g u la r (14- to 17-inch neck

M a n u fa c tu re r's n a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .

31-273A (C P I)
W A L K IN G SHORTS
31-080 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 83 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f m e n 's s la ck s, 31-087
s e r ie s (C P I), based on m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g
p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

DRESS S H IR T
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 31-273 (F B - G ),
w as p ric e d in each outlet in the b en ch ­
m a rk c it ie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 31-273
(C P I) or 31-273A (C P I) was p r ic e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
31-273 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : B u sin ess sh irt; r e g u la r s iz e s ;
w hite b ro a d clo th , cotton; m axim u m
th rea d count 136 x 68.
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-273 o r 31-273A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.




S tyle: B u sin ess; fu sed o r soft c o lla r ,
attached; b a r r e l or c o n v e rtib le cuffs;
m ay have p erm an en t o r re m o v a b le sta ys.
F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , w h ite.
Y arn : C om bed cotton.
T h re a d count (g r a y ): 136 x 60 o r 128 x 68.
Fin ish : R e s id u a l sh rin kage 1 p e rc e n t o r
le s s ; ojr w ash and w e a r (little o r no
iro n in g re q u ir e d ), r e s in type.
C onstru ction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; fu ll cut:
31 to 32 y a rd s p e r dozen based on 36inch fa b ric and neckband s iz e s c a le 14
to 17.
S ize Range:

R e g u la r (14- to 17-in ch ).

Brand: M a n u fa c tu re r's o r d is t r ib u t o r ^ ,
not n a tio n a lly a d v e r tis e d or a d v e r tis e d
lo c a lly .

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M e n ’ s C loth in g— C ontinued

W O R K S H IR T
T h e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 31-222 (F B - G ),
w as p ric e d in each outlet in the ben ch m ark
c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 31-222 (C P I)
or 31-222A (C P I) w as p ric e d in each out­
le t in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
31-222 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : T w ill or plain w eave fa b r ic ,
re g u la r s iz e s ; cotton o r c o tto n / p o ly e s te r.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-222 o r 31-222A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.

W O R K S H IR T — Continued
31-222A (C P I )— Continued
C onstruction: F u ll cut; 30 to 31 y a rd s p er
dozen b ased on 36-inch fa b r ic and n e c k ­
band s iz e s c a le 14 to 17.
C lean w orkm anship: C o lla r in te rlin e d ;
continuous n on rip s le e v e facin g; d ou b leor tr ip le - s titc h e d seam s; good q u a lity
buttons; exclu din g e x tra fe a tu re s such
as double fa b r ic elb ow and fo r e a r m and
e x tra depth fro n t o r back yoke w ith
a ir ven ts.
S ize Range:

R e g u la r (14- to 17-inch neckband).

M ethod o f C a lcu la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
S P O R T S H IR T
31-222 (C P I)
Style:

W ork ; p lain pockets w ith button flap .

F a b ric : A r m y tan o r m ediu m g ra y ; tw ill,
standard q u a lity sh irtin g used in m atched
sets w ith pants 31-171; ca rd ed cotton;
65- to 7 5 -p ercen t cotton/balance p o ly e s ­
te r; 65- to 7 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ b a la n c e
cotton; m: 5 0 -p ercen t p o ly e s t e r /5 0 -p e r ­
cent cotton blend.
W eigh t:
to 6 ounces p er ya rd .
Fin ish : M e r c e r iz e d , va t dyed, re s id u a l
shrinkage 1 p e rcen t o r le s s ; o_r p e r m a ­
nent p r e s s .
C onstruction: F u ll cut; 30 to 31 ya rd s p er
d ozen b a sed on 36-inch fa b ric and neck
band s iz e s c a le 14 to 17.
C lean w orkm an sh ip: C o lla r in te rlin e d ;
continuous n o n -rip s le e v e facin g;
dou ble- o r tr ip le - s titc h e d seam s; good
qu ality buttons; exclu ding e x tra fe a tu re s
such as double fa b r ic elbow and f o r e ­
a rm and e x tra depth fron t o r back yoke
with a ir ven ts.
S ize Range: R e g u la r (14- to 17-inch
neckband).
31-222A (C P I )
S tyle: W ork ; p ockets; plain button-through
p r e fe r r e d ; o r plain w ith button flap.
F a b ric : C h am bray.
Y a rn : C a rd ed cotton.
W eigh t (g ra y ): 3. 90 y a rd s p er pound;
finished: A p p ro x . 3. 60 yard s p er
pound based on 36-inch fa b ric .
F in ish : R e s id u a l sh rin kage 1 p ercen t
or le s s .




31-292 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : Sport sh irt, long s le e v e s ,
r e g u la r s iz e s ; cotton o r p o ly e s te r/ c o tto n .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-292 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-292 (C P I)
Style: S port, long s le e v e s ; c o n v e rtib le o r
button down c o lla r ; exclu ding neckband.
F a b ric : F la n n el, p rin t (c a rd e d y a r n ), 3
y a rd s p er pound w eight; o r gingham
(co m b ed ), approx. 150 (to ta l) th read
count; o r p e rc a le p rin t (c a rd e d ), a p p rox.
80 x 80 th read count; o r b ro a d clo th ,
p rin t (c a rd e d ), 100 x 60 th read count.
F in ish : W ash and w e a r (lit t le o r no
iro n in g re q u ire d ); o r , i f not a v a ila b le ,
re s id u a l sh rin kage 1 p ercen t o r le s s .
C onstru ction:
C lea n w ork m en sh ip : In te rlin e d c o lla r ,
double yoke, p la s tic buttons.
S ize Range: S m a ll, m ed iu m , la r g e
and e x tra la r g e .
Brand: M a n u fa c tu re r’ s o r d is tr ib u to r ’ s not
n a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .

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M e n 's C loth in g— C ontinued

U N D E R SH O R TS
31-342 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n :

Cotton fa b r ic .

PAJAM AS
31-376 (F B - G )
D e scrip tio n :

Cotton fa b r ic ; coat s ty le .

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-342 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-376 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

31-342 (F B )

31-376 (F B )

Style: B o x e r, p r e fe r r e d ; o r yoke fron t;
g r ip p e r o r button c lo s u re ; w oven e la s tic
in s e rts at w a is t, i f yoke fro n t.

Style: Coat s ty le , long s le e v e s and pants;
notched c o lla r ; s o lid c o lo r s ; chest
pocket.

F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , p rin ted o r s o lid c o lo r s .
Yarn : C ard ed cotton.
T h re a d count (g ra y ): 100 x 60.
Fin ish : C o lo rfa s t to washing; re s id u a l
shrinkage 1 p e rcen t o r le s s .

F a b ric : C a rd ed cotton broad cloth ; m axim u m
shrinkage 2 p e rc e n t o r le s s ; th read
count 100 x 60.

C onstruction:
S ize Range:

F u ll cut, clea n w orkm an sh ip.
R e g u la r (3 0 - to 44-inch w a is t).

C onstruction: P ip in g tr im o f sam e o r an ­
oth er c o lo r; a d ju sta b le, e la s tic o r s im ­
ila r type waistband; clean w orkm anship;
excluding d ra w s trin g s ; p e rm a p re s s
type fin is h e s .
S ize Range:

U N D E R S H IR T

Brand:

S m a ll, m ediu m , and la r g e .

N a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .

31-324 (F B - G )
D e scrip tio n : R ib knit fa b r ic , w h ite, c h ie fly
cotton; re g u la r s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-324 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each outlet.

BATH RO BE
31-370 (X )
A p r ic e o f $ 7 .4 4 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c itie s , based on a v e ra g e r e t a il p ric e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
SOCKS
31-324 (C P I)
Style:

T - s h ir t .

F a b ric :
Body: F la t knit, 35 co u rs e s to inch;
com bed cotton; sin gle p ly yarn .
C o lla re tte : l x l rib knit; a ll cotton; or
cotton w ith m axim u m o f 35 p ercen t
m an -m ad e fib e r , such as nylon o r
p o ly e s te r , fo r re in fo rc e m e n t.
W eight: A p p ro x . 3 V2 pounds p e r dozen.
C onstruction: F u ll cut, clea n w orkm anship;
hem m ed bottom ; length— approx. 30
in ch es, based on m ediu m s iz e .
Size Range:

S m a ll, m e d iu m , and la r g e .




The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 31-409 (F B - G ),
was p ric e d in each outlet in the ben ch m ark
c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 31-409 (C P I)
or 31-409A (C P I) w as p ric e d in each out­
le t in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
31-409 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : D re s s so ck s, re g u la r s iz e s ;
"s u p p o rt" hose exclu ded.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-409 o r 31-409A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

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M e n 's C loth ing— C on tin ued

SOCKS— Continued

M E N 'S S T R E E T SHOES— Continued
33-002 (C P I)

31-409 (C P I )
Style: S lack o r an klet len gth , e la s t ic iz e d
tops; g e o m e tr ic d esign s u su a lly 3 to 4
c o lo r s .
F a b ric : Genuine fr a m e d a r g y le knit (H e m ­
p h ill o r com p a ra b le p r o c e s s ).
Y arn : C om b ed cotton, u su a lly 2-p ly .
W eight: H e a v y o r m ed iu m , p r e fe r r e d .
C on stru ction :
S ize Range:

A p p ro x .

108 n ee d le s .

R e g u la r (u su a lly 10 to 13).

31-409A (C P I )

F a b ric : Cotton, fla t knit o r rib knit,
6 x 3 o r 9 x 3.
Y arn : C om bed, m e r c e r iz e d , 2 -p ly
in body.
C onstruction: 220 to 240 n eed les; h eels
and toes r e in fo r c e d with cotton and/or
nylon.
R e g u la r (ap p rox.

O x fo rd .

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Sm ooth sid e , good qu ality.
Outs ole: S ynthetic, 12 to 15 iro n s .
In so le: L e a th e r.
Lin in g: Q u a rter: le a th e r o r p la s tic , ^4
or fu ll cut.
H e e l pad: Im ita tio n le a th e r.
H eel: L e a th e r b o a rd o r ru b b er c o m p o s i­
tion base w ith top lift; o r m a y have
s o lid ru b b er h eel.
C onstru ction:

Style: D r e s s , s e a m le s s ; h a lf hose o r sla ck
(an klet) length; s o lid c o lo r s ; excluding
clo c k in g .

S ize Range:

Style:

10 to 13).

M E N 'S S T R E E T SHOES
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 33-002 (F B - G ),
was p r ic e d in each outlet in the bench­
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 33-002
(C P I) o r 33-002A (C P I) was p r ic e d in
each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .

S ize Range:

G o o d y ea r w e lt.
6 V2 to 12, B to D.

33-002A (C P I )
Style:

O x fo rd .

M a te ria l:
U pper: Sm ooth kip , good q u ality.
O u tsole: L e a th e r , No. 1 scra tch , 8 to
9 iro n s .
In so le: L e a th e r o r syn th etic.
L in in g: Q u a rter: L e a th e r o r p la s tic ,
^4 or fu ll cut.
H eel: L e a th e r b o a rd o r ru bber c o m p o s i­
tion base w ith top lift .
C on stru ction :
S ize Range:

G o o d y ea r w e lt.
6 V2 to 12, B to D.

M E N 'S W O R K SHOES
33-046 (F B - G )

33-002 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : O xford ; side le a th e r upper;
cem en t o r g o o d y e a r w e lt con stru ction ;
s iz e ran ge 6 to 1 1 .
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-002 o r 33-002A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.




D e s c rip tio n : H igh w o rk shoes; elk u p p er,
G o o d y ea r w e lt; s iz e range 6 to 11.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-046 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

C L O T H IN G
M e n 's C loth in g— C on tin ued

M E N 'S W O R K SHOES— Continued
33-046 (C P I)
Style:

6 in ch es high.

M a te r ia l:
U pper: E lk tanned sm ooth side le a th e r,
good qu a lity; gu sset; o o ze sp lit.
Outs ole: C o m p o sitio n , o r synthetic
including c o rk o r c o rd typ es; 18 to 22
iro n s .
In so le: L e a th e r.
Counter: L e a th e r o r fib e r w ith le a th e r
cou nter p ocket.
H eel: C o m p o sitio n o r synthetic o r
ru bber.
C onstru ction:
S ize Range:

G o o d y e a r w e lt.
b l! z

to 12, w id e.

LO AFERS
33-010 (X )
Sam e p r ic e as m e n 's d re s s sh oes,
33-002, 33-002A (C P I).

F E LT HAT
31-427 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n :
w eigh t.

F u r o r w o o l fe lt; y e a r-ro u n d

S p ecia l In stru ction s: The 31-427 (F B ) s p e c i­
fic a tio n and the tw o lo w e r volu m e sellin g
q u a litie s m eetin g 31-427 (F B - G ) p r ic e d
in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-427 (F B )
Style: C o n s e rv a tiv e stylin g; p e a r l g r e y
through b lack , tan through dark brown;
with o r without lin in g.
F a b ric :
Body: F u r fe lt, y e a r-ro u n d w eigh t.
Band: Out s id e -ra y o n ; in s id e -le a th e r .
L in in g: (W hen u sed) rayon .
C on stru ction : G ood w orkm an sh ip; r e e d e d
o r whipped in sw eat band.

HO USE S L IP P E R S
33-050 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 36 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f m e n 's d re s s shoes,
32-002, 32-0 0 2A (C P I ), b ased on m a il­
o r d e r ca ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

STRAW H AT
31-420 (X )
A p r ic e o f $ 4 . 77 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

DRESS R U B B E R S
33-226 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n :

D r e s s ru b b ers.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-226 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.

DRESS G L O V E S
31-430 (X )
A p r ic e o f $6. 00 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c itie s , based on data fu rn ish ed by lo c a l
b u yers.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
33-226 (F B )
S tyle:

D re s s ; sandal o r s to rm type.

M a te r ia l: R u b b er, p r e fe r r e d ; jor gum ru bber
stre tc h type; knu rled ru b b er so le and h e e l
(n o n -s lip ).
S ize Range:

A p p ro x . 6 to 11.




W ORK G LO VES
31-440 (X )
A p r ic e o f $0. 67 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c itie s , based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

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B o y s ' C lothing

S W E A T E R — Continued

OVERCOAT

31-714 (F B )

31-570 (X )
A p r ic e of $ 18. 00 w as estim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e ra g e r e t a il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r c a ta lo g s.

SPORT COAT
31-662 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : Single b re a s te d ; s o ft-fin is h e d
fa b r ic s ; new w o o l o r blends of w o o l and
m an -m ad e fib e r s ; m axim u m o f clea n
w orkm an sh ip; s iz e range—cadet o r p rep .

Style:

P u llo v e r ; s o lid c o lo r s .

F a b ric :
Body: R ib knit, such as " P o o r B o y n.
C u ff and bottom : R ib knit.
Yarn : 1 0 0 -p ercen t a c r y lic (exclu d in g
high bulk); p r e fe r r e d ; c>r blends of
w o o l and a c r y lic o r p o ly e s te r .
C on stru ction :
S ize R ange:

Cut and sewn.
14 to 20.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o vo lu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-662 (C P I), s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.

A L L PURPO SE CO AT

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

D e s c rip tio n : A p p r o x im a te ly knee length
(w alkin g coat); cotton o r cotton /m an ­
m ade blends; w a ter re p e lle n t; m axim u m
o f clea n w orkm an sh ip; s iz e r a n g e cadet o r p rep .

31-662 (C P I)
Style:

S in g le -b re a s te d ; 3 p ockets.

F a b ric :

Body: Soft-finished fabrics, such as
Shetland types, tweeds, plaids, or
novelty weaves.
Yarn : A l l new w ool/ w oolen ; o r m in im u m
70 p e rc e n t w ool/ b alan ce nylon o r
a c r y lic .
W eight: 9 to 11 V2 ounces p er y a rd based
on 58- to 60-inch w idth.
Lin in g: R ayon and/o r a ceta te fa b ric ;
fu ll-lin e d , h a lf-lin e d , o r s k e le to n -lin e s .
In te rlin in g (fro n ts ): Canvas of rayon,
cotton, and/or h a ir.
C onstruction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; a ll
m achine -m ade:
Size:

C adet o r p re p (a p p rox.

13 to 20).

SW EATER
31-714 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : P u llo v e r , cut and sewn; a ll
w o o l, 100 p e rc e n t a c r y lic , o r blends of
w o o l and a c r y lic o r p o ly e s te r fib e r s (m ay
contain s m a ll p ercen ta g e o f m o h a ir);
14 to 20 s iz e ran ge.
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-714 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




31-577 (F B - G )

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-577 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-577 (C P I)
Style: B alm acaan o r tren ch coat; m ay have
fly fro n t; 2 slash o r patch p ockets; approx,
knee length (w alkin g co a t); w ith o r without
zipout lin in g.
F ab ric:
Body: P o p lin , p o lis h e d cotton, t w ill o r
w oven plaid; a p p rox. 9 to 10 ounces p e r
squ are y a rd .
Y arn : C a rd ed o r com bed; a ll cotton; o r
65- to 7 5 -p ercen t cotton/balance a c e ta te .
L in in g: F u ll length; w oven o r p rin ted
pattern; a ll cotton; o r rayon and/ or
a c eta te.
Z ip -o u t lining:
Body: A c r y lic p ile , ^4 to 7 length.
/s
S le e v e s : Q u ilted nylon o r ra yo n and/or
a ceta te.
F in ish : W a te r re p e lle n t; m a y b e spot
and stain re s is ta n t; m ay be w ash ab le.

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C L O T H IN G
B oys'

C loth in g— C ontinued

S L A C K S — Continued

A L L P U R P O S E C O A T — Continued

31-646 (F B )— Continued

31-5 77 (C P I)— Continued
C onstruction: F u ll cut; clea n w orkm an sh ip;
a ll m a ch in e-m a d e; q u ilted s le e v e lin in g
attached to body o f z ip -o u t lin in g , if
p re s e n t; zip -o u t lin in g m a y have button
attachm ent at s le e v e and/or coat back
bottom .
S ize R ange:

C adet o r p re p (a p p rox.

12 to 20).

C onstru ction: C lea n w orkm an sh ip; z ip p e r
fly ; m a y have button o r snap in side
w a is t adjustm ent.
S ize Range:

C adet, p rep , student, (13 to 20).

DUNGAREES
31-732 (F B -G )

S U IT
31-660 (X )
A p r ic e o f $25. 00 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , b ased on a v e ra g e r e t a il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

D e s c rip tio n : W e s te rn cut; blue denim ;
c h ie fly cotton; cad et o r p re p s iz e ran ge.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-732 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

SLACKS
31-732 (F B )

31-646 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : A n y fib e r o r blend o f fib e r s ;
sam e s ty le and fa b r ic s p e c ifie d in the
31-646 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ; cadet, p rep ,
student sizes-(1 3 to 20).
S p e c ia l In stru ctio n s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-646 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-646 (F B )
S tyle: S lim -lin e o r ta p ered ; p lain fron t;
C ontinental o r Iv y ; fin ish ed w ith or
without cu ffs.
W aistband: E xten ded o r w ith b e lt loop s.
P o c k e ts : A n y s ty le , m a y have buttons.
F a b ric : T w ill, p o lish ed cotton, c o rd ,
poplin, sateen, co rd u ro y .
Y arn : 50- to 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/
balance cotton p r e fe r r e d ; o r m e r c e r iz e d
c a rd ed o r com bed cotton; c>r a c r y lic /
rayon.
W eight: 8. 2 to 10. 7 ounces p e r square
y a rd excep t c o rd u ro y , w hich m ay be
h e a v ie r.
Fin ish : P e rm a n en t p r e s s , p r e fe r r e d ; or
vat dyed; re s id u a l sh rin kage 1 p e rc e n t
o r le s s ; w ashable o r wash and w e a r;
m ay be spot and stain re s is ta n t.
P o c k e t and w aistband lin in g: F o r wash
and w e a r; m e r c e r iz e d cotton; fo r
perm an en t p re s s fin ish ; p o ly e s te r/ c o tto n .




Style:

D u n garees, W e s te rn cut, z ip p e r fly .

F a b ric : Blue den im , w h ite -b a c k c o a rs e
w eave.
Yarn : C ard ed cotton, p r e fe r r e d ; o r blend
o f cotton and up to 30-p e rc e n t nylon; o r
p olye s te r / cotton.
W eight: 1 3 34 ounces p e r squ are y a rd
/
p r e fe r r e d ; o r H V 4 to 1 1 V2 ounces p e r
square y a rd .
F in ish : 1 p e rc e n t o r le s s re s id u a l shrink a ge, p r e fe r r e d ; p e rm a p re s s o r w rin k le
fr e e .
C on stru ction : F u ll cut; c le a n w orkm an sh ip;
u su a lly m in im u m o f 2 bar tacks o r r iv e ts
each on p ock ets, b e lt lo o p s , and fly ;
double o r tr ip le stitched; 2 fro n t sw ing,
2 back patch, and 1 coin pocket; sin gle
kn ees.
S ize R ange:

C adet o r p re p (14 to 22).

SHORTS
31-640 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a ted in each c ity as 65 p ercen t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f b o y s ' sla c k s , 31-646
(F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g p r ic e
re la tio n s h ip s .

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B o y s ' C lo th in g— Continued

B A T H IN G TR U N K S
31-650 (X )
A p r ic e o f $2. 90 was e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p ric e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r c a ta lo g s.

U N D E R SH O R TS
Th e g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n 31-832 (F B -G )
w as p r ic e d in each outlet in the b en ch m ark
c it ie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 31-832 (C P I)
o r 31-832A (C P I) was p ric e d in each
ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
31-832 (F B - G )

DRESS S H IR T
31-810 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 67 p e rcen t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f m en 's s h irts , 31-273,
31-273A (C P I), b ased on m a il- o r d e r
ca ta log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

D e s c rip tio n : B r ie f w hite rib knit; c h ie fly
cotton; s iz e 14 y e a r s .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-832 o r 31-832A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

S P O R T S H IR T
31-832 (C P I)

31-817 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : Sam e s ty le as 31-817 (F B )
s p e c ific a tio n ; a ll cotton o r blends s p e c i­
fie d in the 31-817 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ; 6
to 20 s iz e ran ge.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-817 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-817 (F B )
Style: L o n g s le e v e coat s ty le su itable fo r
sch ool w e a r; re g u la r, c o n v e rtib le or
button down c o lla r s , without neckband;
p rin ts o r s o lid c o lo r s , exclu ding w hite.

Style: B r ie f; a ll around e la s tic webbing w a is t
band.
F a b ric : R ib knit; com bed cotton y a rn (e x c lu d ­
ing m e r c e r iz e d fin is h ).
W eight: 1 to 1 V2 pounds p e r dozen based
on s iz e s c a le 8 to 16 y e a r s .
C onstru ction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; double
crotch ; k n it-tap e bound o r double s e lf
fa b r ic fly fro n t; m a y have n yIo n ized fin ish ;
m ay have nylon sea m stitch in g and/or
p a rt nylon ya rn in fa b r ic bindings and
supporting stra p s.
S ize:

14 y e a r s (a p p ro x . 28-inch w a is t).
31-832A ( C P I )

F a b ric:
P o ly e s te r / c o tto n blends: B lends o f 50/50p e rc e n t o r 65/3 5 -p ercen t; perm an en t
p re s s fin ish ; m axim u m sh rin k age, 1
p e rc e n t p r e fe r r e d .
T h re a d count: B roa d cloth (128 x 50) o r
gingham (b a tiste w eigh t).
100 p e rc e n t c a rd ed cotton: R e g u la r fin ish ;
m axim u m sh rin k a ge, 1 p ercen t.
T h re a d count: B ro a d clo th (100 x 60 o r
80 x 60); o x fo rd cloth (80 x 60 to 70),
o r gingham (80 x 70).

S tyle: M id -le n g th ; a ll around e la s tic w ebbing
w aistband.

C onstru ction: F a ir w orkm anship; double
yo k e, unlined (unbanded) c o lla r m ay
have perm an en t stays; p la s tic buttons.

U N D E R S H IR TS

S ize: 6 to 20.




F a b ric : R ib knit, com b ed cotton y a rn
(exclu d in g m e r c e r iz e d fin is h ).
W eight: R e g u la r w in te r w eigh t.
C onstru ction: C lea n w orkm an sh ip; double
crotch ; k n it-ta p e bound o r double s e lffa b r ic fly fro n t.
S ize:

14 y e a r s (a p p ro x . 28-in ch w a is t).

31-830 (X )
Same p r ic e as b o y s ' u n d ersh o rts, 31-832,
31-832A (C P I).

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C L O T H IN G
B oys'

C loth ing— C ontinued

PAJAM AS

S T R E E T SHOES

31-840 (X )
P r i c e estim a te d in each c ity as 52 p e rcen t
a v e ra g e p r ic e o f m en 's p aja m a s, 31-376
(F B ), b a sed on m a il- o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e
rela tio n s h ip s .

B A TH ROBE

33-542 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : L e a th e r upper; s iz e range
6 y2 to 1 2 .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-542 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

31-850 (X )
A p r ic e o f $4. 00 w as es tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e ra g e r e t a il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s.

SOCKS
31-883 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : A n y fib e r o r blend o f fib e r s ;
7 to 11 s iz e ran ge.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 31-883 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
31-883 (F B )
Style: C rew ; w hite o r s o lid c o lo r s , m ay
have 1 to 3 n a rro w s trip e s o f con trastin g
c o lo r s on top; excluding a ll " s t r e t c h "
socks.

33-542 (F B )
Style:

O x fo rd (fo r age grou p 12 to 15).

M a te r ia ls :
U pper: Side le a th e r.
Outs ole: N o n lea th er.
In so le: N o n lea th er.
L in in g: V am p, d r ill o r n on leath er;
q u a rte r, n o n -le a th e r; h e e l pad, non­
le a th e r.
H eel: S olid ru b b er, o r le a th e r board
base with ru b b er top lift.
C onstruction: G o o d yea r w e lt, p r e fe r r e d ;
o r cem en t.
S ize Range:

6 V2 to 12.

SNEAKERS
33-586 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n :
2 to 6.

Canvas u pper; b o y s ' s iz e s ,

F a b r ic (y a rn ): C om bed cotton, double tw isted ,
m a y have up to 5 -p e rc e n t nylon re in fo r c in g ; S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-586 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
m ay be m e r c e r iz e d .
in each ou tlet.
F in ish : M a y have s p e c ia l h y g ien ic fin ish .
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
C onstru ction: R ib knit top, m ay have e la s tic
M ethod I.
in top; fla t o r rib knit body; nylon r e in ­
fo r c e d h e e l and to e ; double s o le , m ay
33-586 (C P I)
have t e r r y in h e e l and toe.
S ize Range:

7 to 11.




Style:

O xford ; b al o r blu ch er.

M a te ria l:
Upper: G ood q u a lity cotton duck; p r o ­
te c tiv e ru bber toe gu ard.
Outsole: C rep e type.
In sole: Sponge ru b b er, cushioned in sid e.
S ize Range:

B o y s ' s iz e s ,

2 to 6.

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B oys'

C lo th in g— Continued

HOUSES L IP P E R S
33-550 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 30 p e rcen t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f b o y s ' o x fo rd s , 33-542
(F B ), b a sed on m a il- o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e
re la tio n s h ip s .

R U B B E R S , G A LO S H E S , BOOTS
33-560 (X )
Same p r ic e as m e n 's ru b b ers, 33-226
(F B ).

G LO VES
31-860 (X )
A p ric e of $ 1. 50 was e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c itie s , based on data fr o m lo c a l b u yers.




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W om en’ s A p p a rel
C O A T — Continued

COAT
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-001, 32-002
(F B - G ), w as p ric e d in each outlet in the
ben ch m ark c it ie s . E ith e r o f s p e c ific a tio n s
32-001 (C P I) o r 3 2 -0 0 1A (C P I) and e ith e r
o f s p e c ific a tio n s 32-002 (C P I) o r 32-002A
(C P I) w e r e p r ic e d in each ou tlet in non­
ben ch m ark c itie s .
32-001, 32-002 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : Sport o r casu al without fu r
trim;, fu ll length w in ter coat; a ll new
w o o l o r blends o f w o o l and m a n -m ad e
fib e r s ; m axim u m o f clea n w orkm anship;
m is s e s ’ or ju n io r s ’ s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-001, o r 32-001A (C P I) and
32-002, o r 32-002A (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n s
p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
32-001 (C P I )
Style: D re s s or casual; fu ll length; fu r tr im m e d (s im p le re g u la tio n c o lla r , based
on style tren d ); m ay have s m a ll amount
o f tr im on cu ffs; fu r - tr im m e d tuxedo
fro n ts and/or hem s exclu ded.
F a b ric :
Body: S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s , such as
tw eed, plush, fle e c e , b ou cle, so u ffle ,
or m elton ; o r h a rd -fin is h e d w o rs te d
fa ille .
Yarn : A l l new w ool; o r new w o o l blended
w ith not m o re than: 15-p e rc e n t v is c o s e
rayon; o r 20-p e rc e n t c a s h m e re or silk;
or 3 0 -p ercen t p re c io u s fu r fib e r s or
nylon.
W eight: 16 to 18 ounces p e r y a rd excep t
m elto n and fa ille , 20 to 22 ounces p er
y a rd .
L in in g and in terlin in g : F u ll length; rayon
and/or a ceta te; satin, c r e p e , o r ta ffeta
(exclu d in g c r e p e -b a c k satin); m e ta linsu lated back on lin in g; o r a ll new w o o l
in te rlin in g .
In coats without in te rlin in g , lin in g m ust
be m e ta l-in s u la te d in a ll c itie s , except
L os A n g e le s , San F r a n c is c o and
Houston, w h ere it is optional.




32-001 (C P I )— C on t inu e d
F u r T r im : F u ll- fu r r e d p e lt r ie s — fo x , m ink,
b e a v e r, ra cco o n , o r opossum (n atu ral o r
dyed); w h o le s a le valu e of fu r - t r im to be
s lig h tly m o re than V3 o f w h o le s a le co st
o f coat.
C onstruction: C lean w o rk m a n sh ip — handfin ish ed bound buttonholes; h a n d -fe lle d
fur c o lla r ; lin in g tacked to body at bottom
o f s le e v e s , under each a rm h o le , and hem
ch ain -tack ed to each side seam ; bottom of
s le e v e lin in gs and s e lf - c o lla r m a y be
h a n d -felled ; re m a in d e r o f g a rm e n t m a ­
ch in e-m a d e; bottom hem u su ally ribbon
fin ish ed .
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ’

32-001A (C P I )
Style: C asual o r s p o rt, without fu r - t r im ;
fu ll length; m ay have s e lf d eta il.
F a b ric :
Body: S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s , such as tw eed ,
plush, fle e c e , b ou cle, s o u ffle , o r m elton ;
or h a rd -fin is h e d w o rs te d fa ille .
Yarn: A l l new w ool; o r new w o o l blended
w ith not m o re than: 1 5 -p ercen t v is c o s e
rayon; o r 20-p e rc e n t c a s h m e re o r silk;
o r 30- p e rc e n t p re c io u s fu r fib e r s or
nylon.
W eight: 16 to 18 ounces p e r y a rd excep t
m elton and f a ille , 20 to 22 ounces p er
ya rd .
L in in g and in te rlin in g : F u ll length; rayon
and/or a ceta te; satin, c r e p e , or ta ffeta
( exclu ding c r e p e -b a c k satin ); m e ta linsulated back on lin in g; or a ll new
w o o l in te rlin in g .
In coats without in te rlin in g , lin in g m ust
be m e ta l-in s u la te d in a ll c it ie s , excep t
L o s A n g e le s , San F r a n c is c o , and
Houston, w h ere it is option al.
C onstruction: C lean w ork m a n sh ip — handfin ish ed bound buttonholes; lin in g tack ed
to body at bottom of s le e v e s , under each
a rm h o le , and hem ch a in -ta ck ed to each
side seam ; bottom o f s le e v e lin in gs and
c o lla r m ay be h a n d -fe lle d ; re m a in d e r o f
ga rm en t m a ch in e-m a d e; bottom hem
u su ally ribbon fin ish ed .
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' or ju n io rs ’ .

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W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— Continued

C O A T — Continued
32-002 (C P I)
Style: S p ort o r ca su a l, without fu r tr im ;
fu ll length.
F a b ric :
Body: S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s such as tw eed ,
fle e c e , m onotone, ch in ch illa , basket
w e a v e , z ib e lin e , plush, and plaid; e x ­
cluding p ood le.
Y arn : A l l new w oolen .
W eight: 16 to 18 ounces p er y a rd .
L in in g and in terlin in g : F u ll length; rayon
and/or a ceta te; satin, c re p e , o r ta ffeta ;
m e ta l-in s u la te d back on lin in g; o r in t e r ­
lin in g o f 100 p e rc e n t r e p r o c e s s e d or
reu sed w o o l w hich m a y have up to 20
p e rc e n t oth er fib e r s ; or cotton flan n el.
In coats w ithout in te rlin in g , lin in g m ust
be m e ta l-in s u la te d in a ll c itie s , excep t
L os A n g e le s , San F r a n c is c o , and
Houston, w h ere it is optional.
C on stru ction : F a ir w ork m an sh ip — a ll m a ­
ch in e-m a d e; m a y have h an d -fin ish ed
bound buttonholes and/or c o lla r ; m a y
have lin in g tack ed to body at a rm h o le
and h em ch a in -ta ck ed at each side seam .
S ize R ange:

M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' .

32-002A (C P I )
Style: D r e s s or casu al, fu ll length; fu r
tr im m e d (s im p le re g u la tio n c o lla r based
on s ty le tren d ); m a y have s m a ll amount of
tr im on cu ffs; fu r tr im m e d tuxedo fron ts
and/ or hem s excluded.
F a b ric :
Body: S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s such as tw eed,
fle e c e , m onotone, ch in ch illa , basket
w e a v e , z ib e lin e , plush and p laid.
Yarn: A l l new w o o l w oolen .
W eigh t: 16 to 18 ounces p e r y a rd .
L in in g and in terlin in g : F u ll length rayon
and/or aceta te; satin, c re p e o r ta ffeta ;
m e ta l in su lated back on lin in g; o r in t e r ­
lin in g o f 100 p e rc e n t reu sed o r r e p r o ­
c e s s e d w o o l w hich m ay have up to 20
p e rc e n t o th er fib e r s ; or cotton flan n el.
In coats w ithout in te rlin in g , lin in g m ust
be m e ta l in su lated in a ll c it ie s , excep t
L o s A n g e le s , San F r a n c is c o , and H ou s­
ton, w h e re it is optional.
F u r T r im : F o x , m ink, ra cco o n , m outon,
lyn x, w o lf o r opossum ; n atu ral o r dyed.




C OA T— C ontinue d
32-002A (C P I )— Continued
C onstru ction: F a ir w ork m an sh ip — handfe lle d fu r c o lla r ; m a y have lin in g tack ed
to body at a rm h o le and h em ch a in -ta ck ed
at each side seam ; m a y have h a n d -fin ish ed
bound buttonholes and/or s e lf c o lla r ;
re m a in d e r o f ga rm en t m achine m ade.
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' .

C O A T , L IG H T W E IG H T
32-010 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 70 p e rc e n t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e of w o m e n 's h ea vy w eigh t
coat, 32-001, 3 2 -0 0 1A, 32-002, 32-002A
(C P I ), b ased on m a il- o r d e r c a ta lo g p r ic e
re la tio n s h ip s .

CARCOAT
32-105 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : Single o r double b re a s te d w ith ­
out fu r c o lla r ; a ll cotton body; m a n -m a d e
fib e r lin in g , m a y be p ile o r qu ilted ;
m is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32- 105 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-105 (C P I )
Style: C a r coat, 24 to 28 inches long; sin gle
o r double b re a s te d ; button o r to g g le
c lo s u re ; 2 slash , in s e t, o r patch p ock ets;
m a y h ave fla p s ; c o lla r ; s e lf- fa b r ic or
a c r y lic p ile ; m a y be c o n v e rtib le to hood;
exclu din g fu r c o lla r s .
F a b ric :
Body: A l l cotton; c o rd u ro y , suede, o r
poplin.
L in in g: F u ll length a c r y lic p ile ; s le e v e s
m a y be q u ilted rayon and/or a c e ta te .
F in ish : M a y be w a te r re p e lle n t.
C on stru ction :
S ize R an ge:

A l l m a ch in e-m a d e.
M is s e s *

o r ju n i o r s ' .

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W o m e n ’ s A p p a r e l— Continued

S T R E E T DRESS

SW EATER
T h e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-118 (F B - G ),
w as p r ic e d in each outlet in the ben ch ­
m a rk c it ie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-118
(C P I) o r 32-118A (C P I) was p r ic e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
32-118 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : C ard igan s ty le ; m i s s e s ’ s iz e s ;
w o o l o r w o o l and a c r y lic ; m a y contain
m o h a ir; cut and sewn o r fu ll-fa s h io n e d .
S p e c ia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-118 o r 32-118A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-118, 3 2 -1 18A (C P I)
S tyle: C la s s ic ca rd iga n ; c r e w neck; long
s le e v e s .
F a b ric :
Body: F la t knit, 1 x 1 o r 2 x 2 rib knit.
C u ffs, neck and bottom : R ib knit.
Yarn : A l l new w o o l w o rs te d , m a y co n ­
tain up to 1 0 -p ercen t m o h a ir; o r
1 0 0 -p ercen t a c r y lic .
C on stru ction : F u ll s ized ; c lea n w orkm an sh ip;
n eck t r im attached to body b y loopin g
p r o c e s s ; m atch in g ribbon fa c in g s ; buttons
o f d y e d -to -m a tc h p e a r l o r good q u a lity
p e a r liz e d p la s tic .
32-118: C u t-a n d -sew n con stru ction ; m ay
be m o ck -fa sh io n ed .
32-118A: F u ll-fa s h io n e d con stru ction .
S iz e Range:

M i s s e s '.

SU IT
32-120 (X )
A p r ic e o f $30. 00 w as e s tim a te d fo r
a ll c it ie s , b ased on a v e r a g e r e t a il
p r ic e e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r
c a ta lo g s .




S p e c ific a tio n s 32-222 (C P I) and 32-223
(C P I) w e r e p r ic e d in each ou tlet in a ll
c itie s . The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n 32-226
(F B -G ) w as p r ic e d in each ou tlet in the
ben ch m ark c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n
32-226 (C P I) o r 32-226A (C P I) was p r ic e d
in each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
P r ic e s fo r 32-222 (C P I ), 32-223 (C P I)
and 32-226 (F B - G ) w e r e com b in ed by
w eigh ts as ex p la in ed b e lo w under
’ ’M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r i c e ” .
32-222 (C P I)
Style:

A n y 1 p ie c e s ty le , casu al o r ta ilo r e d .

F a b ric : W oven fa b r ic s such as s h e e rs ,
c r e p e s , lin en type and nubby w ea ves;
(exclu din g n o v e lty w e a v e s ); ^ r k n its,
je r s e y s , and oth er typ es; m a y be bonded
to a ceta te tr ic o t.
Y arn : Y a rn s o f 100-p e rc e n t m an -m ad e
fib e r s o r blends o f 5 0 -p e rc e n t o r m o re
m a n -m a d e fib e r s ; exclu din g a ll blends
containing w o o l, blends containing m o r e
than 5 0 -p e rc e n t cotton and blends co n ­
taining m o re than 1 0 -p ercen t fla x , s ilk
o r oth er n atu ral fib e r s .
C onstruction: F a ir w ork m an sh ip — at le a s t
4 o f the fo llo w in g 6 fe a tu re s a re re q u ire d :
1. S k irt o r side s e a m (s ):
to V z inch.
2. S k irt o r side s e a m (s ): N ot p r e s s e d
open.
3. W a is t seam : N o t tape r e in fo r c e d .
4. S e lf- fa b r ic b e lt lo o p s .
5. H e m -fin is h : N o t taped.
6. H em depth: M a x im u m 1 V2 in ch es.
B uttonholes, w h ere used, m ust be
m achine m ade; lin in gs o f any type
excluded.
T r im : M in im u m am ount, such as c o n ­
tra stin g fa b r ic fo r b e lt o r sash and/or
buttons; o r n o v e lty b e lt and/or buttons.
S ize Range:
s iz e s .

M is s e s ’ , ju n io r s ' , o r h a lf

S p ecia l P r ic in g In stru ctio n s: F o u r volu m e
s e lle r s m eetin g this s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet. I f the fa b r ic s d iffe r ,
m o re than one p r ic e fr o m the sam e m anu­
fa c tu r e r is a c c ep ta b le. M o r e than one
p r ic e on the sam e fa b r ic is a c c e p ta b le , if
the m a n u fa ctu rers d iffe r .

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W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— C ontinued

S T R E E T DRESS— Continued

S T R E E T DRESS— Continued

32-226 (F B - G )— Continued

32-223 (C P I )
Style: A n y o n e -p ie c e s ty le , casu al or
ta ilo r e d ; knits only m ay be two p ie c e s .
F a b ric : W oven fa b r ic s such as s h e e rs ,
c r e p e s , lin en type and nubby w ea ves
(exclu d in g n o v e lty w e a v e s ); o r _ knits;
je r s e y s and o th er types; m a y be bonded
to a ceta te tr ic o t.
Y arn : Y a rn s o f 100-percent m an -m ad e
fib e r s o r blends o f 5 0 -p ercen t o r m o re
m an -m ad e fib e r s ; exclu ding a ll blends
containing w o o l, blends containing 50p e rcen t o r m o re cotton, 2 0 -p ercen t or
m o re fla x and 1 0 -p ercen t o r m o re silk
or oth er n atu ral fib e r s .
C onstruction: F a ir w orkm anship; at le a s t 4
of the fo llo w in g 6 fe a tu re s a re req u ired :
1. S k irt or side s ea m (s): V2 to V 3 inch.
2. S k irt o r side se a m (s ): P r e s s e d open.
3. H em : Taped.
4. H em depth: S traigh t sk irts: 1V2 to
2 inches; fla r e d o r fu ll sk irts:
M in im u m o f 7 inch.
/s
5. T h re a d b elt loop s.
6. W a is t sea m : Soft fa b ric s : Tap e r e in ­
fo rc e d ; f ir m fa b r ic s : M ay or m ay
not be tape r e in fo rc e d ; m ay have
in ex p en sive rayon and/or a cetate
lin in g in s k irt or b od ice; excluding
fre e -h a n g in g hem m ed lin in g s , or
fu ll-le n g th lin in g s.
T r im : M o d e ra te amount, m aking use o f
such fe a tu re s as n o v e lty buttons, n o v e lty
b elt, d etach able pins, and/or con trastin g
fa b r ic .
S ize Range:

M i s s e s ', ju n io r s ’, or h a lf s iz e s .

S p ecia l P r ic in g In stru ction s:
32-222 (C P I). )

(Sam e as fo r

32-226 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : O n e -p ie c e casu al style; soft
fin ish ed fa b r ic o r double knit; a ll new
w ool w o olen o r w o rs te d ; o r blends of
m a n -m ad e fib e r s and w ool; m is s e s ' or
ju n io rs ' s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o vo lu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-226 o r 32-226A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.




M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. A v e r a g e s o f 32-222 (C P I),
32-223 (C P I), 32-226 (F B - G ) w eigh ted
as fo llo w s to ap p rox, budget q u a lity
le v e l o f s tr e e t d re s s :
32-222 (C P I)
41 p e rcen t
32-223 (C P I)
41 p ercen t
32-226 (F B -G )
18 p ercen t
32-226 (C P I)
Style: O n e -p ie c e ; casu al, w ith soft lin e s ;
m a y have m o d e ra te amount o f tr im .
F a b ric : S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic such as flan n el,
c re p e o r je r s e y ; s o lid c o lo r s ; m ay be
bonded to acetate tr ic o t.
Y arn : A l l new w o o l w o o len , excep t fo r
je r s e y which is to be a ll new w o o l
w o rs te d .
W eigh t: A p p ro x . 6 to 8 ounces p er y a rd .
F in ish : T o be d ry clean ed .
C onstru ction: F u ll cut.
C lean w orkm anship:
H em (tape fin ish ed ): S tra ig h t-c u t sk irt:
1V2 to 2 in ch es inclu ding tape; fla r e
sty les: A p p ro x . 1 inch including tape.
Seam s: P la in , w ith pinked ed ges; j e r s e y
seam s m ay be plain , bound o r m e r r o w .
Shoulder pads (w h ere u sed): Shaped;
c o v e r e d w ith s e lf or ra yo n fa b ric ;
handsewn to g a rm en t.
T r im : B uttonholes— m ay be h an d -fin ish ed
i f u tiliz e d p r im a r ily as tr im .
Buttons: I f u sed, m ay be n o v e lty o r
s e lf fa b r ic c o v e r e d .
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' .

3 2 -226A ( C P I )
Style: O n e -p ie c e ; casu al (s h ift, s h ir t-w a is t,
etc. ); m a y have s m a ll amount o f t r im .
F a b r ic : Double knit; s o lid c o lo r s (m ay
con tra stin g tr im ).
Y arn : W o rs te d 100 -p ercen t a ll new
o r 8 0 -p ercen t a c r y lic , 2 0 -p ercen t
W eigh t: L ig h t to m ediu m ; exclu din g
h eavy w eigh ts (o v e r 16 ounces p e r

h ave
w o o l;
w o o l.
y a r d ).

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W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— C ontinued

S T R E E T DRESS— Continued
32-226A (C P I )— Continued
C onstru ction:
F a ir w orkm anship:
Hem : T ap ed o r m e r r o w fin ish ; up to 2
in ch es (in clu din g ta p e).
Seam s: M e r r o w e d o r V2 -in ch plain o r
o v e r c a s t.
Buttonholes: M ach in e m ade.
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' .

HOUSE DRESS
32-248 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : O n e -p ie c e cotton; m axim u m
o f clea n w orkm an sh ip; m is s e s ' or
w o m en 's h a lf s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s and
the 3 2-248 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d in
each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
32-248 (C P I)
S tyle: S h irtw a is t, coat, fro n t o r b a c k -w ra p
type; one p ie c e .
F a b ric : P e r c a le ; p rin ted p a ttern s, u su ally
flo r a l o r g e o m e tr ic d esign s.
Yarn : C a rd ed cotton.
T h re a d count (g ra y ): 80 x 80.
F in ish : R e g u la r, o r re s id u a l shrinkage
1 p e rc e n t o r le s s , o r w ash and w e a r;
c o lo r fa s t to w ashing.
C onstru ction: F u ll cut.
C lean w orkm an sh ip: Seam s; g e n e r a lly
pinked; m a y have m e r r o w seam s at
sid es and a rm h o le s ; m ay have bound
a rm h o le seam s; fro n t c lo s u re (s h ir t ­
w a is t or coat s ty le ); buttons o r fu lllength zip p e r; c a r e fu l attention to
other d e ta il and tr im .
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' o r w o m en 's h a lf s iz e s .

B LO U SE
Th e g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-144 (F B - G ),
was p ric e d in each outlet in the benchm ark
c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-144 (C P I)
or 32-144A (C P I) was p ric e d in each outlet
in nonbenchm ark c itie s .




B LO U SE — Continued
32-144 (F B - G )
D e scrip tio n : T a ilo r e d or s e m ita ilo re d ;
cotton o r p o ly e s te r/ c o tto n ; m axim u m of
clean w orkm anship; m is s e s ' s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-144 o r 32-144A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
32-144 (C P I)
Style: T a ilo r e d or s e m ita ilo re d ; sh ort
s le e v e s o r s le e v e le s s ; o r long o r 3
/4
s le e v e s .
F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , w hite and so lid c o lo r s ,
com bed cotton y a rn (136 x 60 th read
count); c>r o x fo rd clo th , p rin ts , ca rd ed
cotton ya rn (100 x 60 th read count); o r
o x fo rd cloth, w hite and s o lid c o lo r s ,
com bed cotton ya rn (88 x 52 th read count);
excluding s o lid c o lo r s in 100 x 60 thread
count and pim a cotton.
Fin ish : R esid u a l sh rin kage 1 -p ercen t or
le s s ; 0£ w ash and w ea r (little or no
iron in g re q u ire d ).
C onstruction:
Clean w orkm anship: Seam s g e n e r a lly
pinked; m a y be double stitch ed .
T r im : M a y have 1 pocket; s e v e r a l tucks
or gath erin g in back; 2 ro w s o f stitch in g
on c o lla r and cu ffs; oth er sim p le trim ;
5 o r 6 p e a r liz e d p la s tic buttons.
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' .

32-144A (C P I )
Style: T a ilo r e d or s e m ita ilo r e d , sh ort s le e v e s
o r s le e v e le s s ; cur long o r ^4 s le e v e s .
F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , w h ite and s o lid c o lo r s ,
blend o f 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ 3 5 -p e rc e n t
cotton yarn (128 x 72 th read count); o r
o x fo rd cloth , w hite and s o lid c o lo r s ; blend
o f 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ 3 5 -p ercen t cotton
y a rn (84 x 50 th read count).
F in ish : R e s id u a l sh rin kage 1 p e rcen t or
le s s ; 0£ wash and w e a r (little o r no
iron in g re q u ire d ).

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C L O T H IN G
W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— Continued

B LO U S E — Continued

D U N G A R E E S , B L U E JE A N S
32-170 (X )

32-144A ( C P I )— Continued
C onstru ction:
C lea n w orkm anship: Seam s g e n e r a lly
pinked; m a y be double stitch ed.
T r im : M a y have 1 pocket; s e v e r a l tucks
o r ga th erin g in back; 2 row s o f stitch in g
on c o lla r and cu ffs; oth er sim p le trim ;
5 o r 6 p e a r liz e d p la s tic buttons.
S ize Range:

P r i c e estim a te d in each c ity as 172 p e r ­
cent o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f b o y s ' d u n garees,
31-732 (F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r
c a ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

SH O R TS, P E D A L PU SH E R S
32-180 (X )

M i s s e s '.

SLACKS

A p r ic e o f $4 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll c it ie s ,
b ased on data fr o m lo c a l b u yers.

32-172 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : A n k le o r C a p ri length; cotton
o r p o ly e s te r cotton; m axim u m o f clea n
w orkm anship; m is s e s ' o r ju n io rs ' s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32- 172 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-172 (C P I)
Style: A n k le or C a p ri length; re g u la r o r
ta p e re d le g s .

S L IP
32-287 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : T a ilo r e d , s tr e e t length;
m is s e s ' s iz e s ; n ylon tr ic o t; m axim u m
o f clea n w orkm an sh ip.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-287 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-287 (C P I)

Style: T a ilo r e d ; u n trim m ed o r top and
F a b ric :
bottom net trim m e d ; s tr e e t length;
Body: N a r r o w w ale co rd u ro y; s o lid c o lo r s .
ad ju stable stra p s.
Yarn : 100-p ercen t ca rd ed cotton.
F in ish : R e s id u a l shrinkage 2 p e rc e n t o r
F a b ric :
le s s ; w ash able.
Body: 2 -b ar tric o t; nylon yarn , 30 to
E xclu din g lin ed slacks and w ide w ale
40 d e n ie r.
co rd u ro y .
Straps: N ylo n satin ribbon.
C onstruction:
C onstruction: F u ll cut, without shadow panel
F a ir w orkm anship:
p r e fe r r e d ; if not a v a ila b le , fro n t and/or
Seam s: M e r r o w e d .
back shadow panel; exclu din g a ll-a ro u n d
Hem : % to 1 V4 inches approx.
o r p ettico a t type shadow p an els.
W aist: S eparate w aistband and no b elt
C lean w orkm anship:
or w hite fla t band in s e r t sewn to top
Seam s: O v e rlo o k (m e r r o w ) and lo c k ­
o f sla ck and turned down.
stitch .
C lo su re: Z ip p e r and 1 button o r hook;
U n trim m ed style:
m a y have one s e lf fa b r ic pocket but
H em : % to 1-inch depth.
not on sam e side as zip p e r.
B od ice top: F a c e d -b a c k edge; u su a lly
lV 2 to 2 in ch es.
S ize Range: M is s e s ' o r ju n io r s ' .
N e t trim m e d style:
T o p and bottom tr im e d w ith edge o f
double nylon net approx. lV z -in c h
depth.




S ize R an ge:

M i s s e s '.

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C L O T H IN G
W o m e n ’ s A p p a r e l— Continued

G IR D L E — Continued

G IR D L E
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n 32-378 (F B -G )
was p ric e d in each outlet in the ben ch m ark
c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-378 (C P I)
o r 32-378B (C P I) w as p r ic e d in each
ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
32-378 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : L on g - le g panty g ir d le o r r e g ­
u la r length g ir d le ; 4 g a r te r s ; lig h t-w e ig h t
ju n io r type; cotton, spandex, o r oth er
m an -m ad e fib e r s o r any com bin ation o f
th ese; m in im u m amount o f tr im ; s m a ll,
m ediu m and la r g e s iz e s .
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s and
the 32-378 o r 32-378B (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-378 (C P I )
Style: P u ll-o n , no c lo s u re ; lig h t-w e ig h t
ju n io r type g ir d le ; fro n t panel; m ay have
back panel; m a y have band o r e la s tic
facin g at top.
F a b ric :
M ain body: P o w e r net fa b r ic (lig h t
w eigh t q u a lity); nylon in com bin ation
with one o r m o re o f the fo llo w in g ya rn s—
cotton, rayon , a ceta te and ru bber;
excluding spandex.
F ro n t panel: R ayon and/or acetate/
cotton satin e la s tic ; o r double th ickn ess
o f s e lf- fa b r ic (p o w er net); o r r ig id
panel o f nylon w oven fa b r ic .
B ack panel ( if u sed): R ayon and/or
a ceta te and cotton satin e la s tic .
C onstru ction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; m a y
have no m o r e than 2 fle x ib le stays at
w a is t band; band o r e la s tic fa cin g at top
(when u sed) up to Z lU -in ch es depth;
excluding fa ggo tin g in c e n te r seam ; h igh r is e con stru ction o r top o f g ir d le e x ­
tending m o re than 1 V2 inches above
w a ist.
S ize Range:

S m a ll, m ed iu m , la r g e .




32-378B (C P I )
Style: ” Lon g - le g ” panty g ir d le (exclu d in g
knee len gth ); o r r e g u la r length g ir d le ;
p u ll-on , no c lo s u re ; lig h t-w e ig h t ju n io r
type; 4 g a r te r s ; w hite; fro n t panel, m a y
a ls o have back p an el o r re in fo rc e m e n t;
m ay have band o f e la s tic facin g at top.
F a b ric :
M ain body: Spandex p o w er net (lig h t
w e ig h t), 10- to 30-p e rc e n t spandex,
re m a in d e r nylon o r n ylon /acetate blend.
F ro n t panel: N ylo n and/or p o ly e s te r
w oven fa b r ic , m ay have m achine la c e
o v e rla y ; o r satin spandex.
B ack panel ( i f any): Satin spandex; o r
double la y e r o f spandex p ow er net.
C ro tch (panty g ir d le ): N ylo n t r ic o t
fa b ric o r p ow er net; excluding d eta ch ­
able c ro tc h or sh ield .
C onstruction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; fa sh ion ed
top band o r e la s tic fa cin g (when used) up
to 2 -inch depth; no stays; fro n t g a r te r s
m a y be ribboned; m in im u m t r im o f—
stitch in g, e m b ro id e ry , s m a ll bow o f
ribbon, o r p ico t edging top and bottom ,
e t c . ; exclu din g high co n stru ctio n at
w a is t lin e; lu xu riou s t r im such as w ide
ru ffle s o r la c e ed gin g, e x c e s s rib b on , etc.
S ize Range:

S m a ll, m ed iu m , la r g e .

B R A S S IE R E

32-391 (F B -G )
Description: Bandeau style; cotton or cotton
blend; maximum of good workmanship;
regular sizes.
Special Instructions: Two volume sellers
and the 32-391 (CPI) specification
priced in each outlet.
Method of Calculating Average Price:
Method I.

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C L O T H IN G
W o m e n ’ s A p p a r e l— Continued

B R A S S IE R E — Continued
32-391 (C P I)
Style: Bandeau; adju stable strap s; adju stable
back hook c lo s in g w ith e la s tic in s e rt.
F a b r ic (body):

W hite cotton b road cloth .

C onstru ction: G ood w orkm anship;
Bust cups: M u ltis titc h e d , such as c ir c u la r
stitch; or w ith o r without undercup
stitch in g.
T r im : M a y have m o d e ra te amount.
S ize Range:

R e g u la r.

N IG H T G O W N — Continued
32-327 (F B )
Style: T a ilo r e d o r s e m ita ilo r e d ; s le e v e le s s ;
m a y have tr im m e d b od ice and bottom ;
(w ide la c e exclu d ed ).
F a b ric : N y lo n t r ic o t , 2 -b a r, 30 to 40 d en ier
p r e fe r r e d ; o r cotton fla n n el o r c h a llis .
C onstruction: S tra ig h t-c u t s k irt; fa ir
w orkm an sh ip.
S ize Range:

M is s e s ' re g u la r .

Brand: M a n u fa c tu re r's not n a tio n a lly a d v e r ­
tis e d , d is trib u to r bran d s, o r unbranded.

P A N T IE S
32-313 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : B r ie fs ; cotton knit o r aceta te
tr ic o t; r e g u la r s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-313 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-313 (C P I)
Style:

B r ie f.

C onstru ction: F u ll-c u t; clea n w orkm an sh ip;
o v e r lo c k s ea m s, r e in fo r c e d cro tch ,
e la s tic iz e d w a ist.
R e g u la r (s m a ll, m edium , and

N IG H T G O W N
32-327 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : T a ilo r e d o r s e m ita ilo r e d s ty le;
nylon t r ic o t o r cotton.
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-327 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




32-339 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n :

T a ilo r e d ; a ll cotton.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-339 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-339 (F B )

F a b ric : W a rp knit (2 -b a r tr ic o t); a ceta te
yarn .

S ize Range:
la r g e ).

PAJAM AS

Style: T a ilo r e d , sh ort s le e v e s ; m ay have
piping o f sam e o r another c o lo r ; 1
pocket.
F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , c a rd e d cotton ya rn ,
100 x 60 th read count.
C onstru ction: F a ir w orkm anship; band
w a is t w ith side e la s tic in s e r ts , p r e ­
fe r r e d ; oir e la s tic w a is t, m a y have g r ip p e r ;
button fro n t.
S ize R ange:

M is s e s ' .

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C L O T H IN G
W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— C ontinued

RO BE, HOUSECOAT
32-340 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 6 0 -p ercen t
o f July 1966 a v e r a g e p r ic e o f w o m en 's
d u ster, 32-262 A u x. (T h e d u ster was
p r ic e d in L I F O c itie s — B oston, C h icago
D e n v e r, D e tro it, H ouston, L o s A n g e le s ,
M in n ea p o lis, N ew Y o r k , P ittsb u rg h ,
P h ila d e lp h ia and W ich ita . P r ic e o f the
du ster fo r u n p riced c itie s was es tim a te d
as the s im p le a v e ra g e of the a v e ra g e
p r ic e s o f p r ic e d c itie s in the sam e
re g io n ). T h e p r ic e re la tio n s h ip of the
du ster to the rob e and h ou secoat w as
b ased on data fr o m lo c a l b u y ers. The
s p e c ific a tio n fo llo w s .
Style: D u ster; s e t-in s le e v e s ; o r ra g la n ,
u su ally cu ffed or ro ll-u p ; button c lo s u re
4 to 6 buttons; lo o s e s ty le; d re s s length.
F a b ric : Cotton o r p o ly e s te r/ c o tto n .
Fin ish : W ash and w e a r (lit t le o r no
iro n in g ); 2- to 3 -p e rc e n t re s id u a l
sh rin kage.
C onstru ction: C lean w orkm an sh ip; m in im u m
o f m ain sid e seam s pinked; o r fre n c h
fe lle d ; m a y have m o d e ra te tr im such as
fr in g e , p ipin g, flu tin g o r s e lf tr im .
S ize Range: M is s e s ' r e g u la r (u su ally 10
to 20); ra g la n u su ally s iz e d s m a ll,
m ed iu m , la r g e .

N Y L O N HOSE
T h e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-405 (F B - G ),
w as p r ic e d in each outlet in the ben ch ­
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-405
(C P I) o r 32-405A (C P I) w as p r ic e d in
each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
32-405 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : S ea m less nylon h o s ie r y ; f i r s t
qu ality; r e g u la r s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One volu m e s e lle r
and the 32-405 (C P I) and 32-405A (C P I)
s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




N Y L O N HOSE— Continued
32-405, 32-405A (C P I)
Style: M a n u fa c tu re r's staple s ty le ; s e a m ­
le s s ; plain knit.
G rad e:

F ir s t qu a lity.

Yarn :
L eg : 1 5 -d en ier nylon.
F o o t and w elt: N y lo n r e in fo r c e d .
C onstru ction:
S ize Range:

400 to 432 n e e d le s .
R e g u la r.

Brand:
32-405: M a n u fa c tu re r's n a tio n a lly
a d v e rtis e d .
32-405A: M a n u fa c tu re r's o r d is tr ib u to r 's ,
not n a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .

S T R E E T SHOES
The g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n 33-271, 33-272
(F B - G ), w as p r ic e d in each outlet in the
ben ch m ark c itie s . Both s p e c ific a tio n s
33-271 (C P I) and 33-272 (C P I) w e r e p r ic e d
in each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
33-271, 33-272 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : D re s s shoes; lo w -m e d iu m to
h igh -m ed iu m qu ality; cem en t con stru ction ;
s iz e range u su ally 4 to 9, A A to C.
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-271 (C P I) and 33-272 (C P I)
s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
33-271 (C P I)
Style: Pum p; c o n s e r v a tiv e c o lo r s and
stylin g.

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C L O T H IN G
W o m e n ’ s A p p a r e l— C ontinued

S T R E E T SHOES— Continued

S T R E E T SHOES— Continued
33-272 (C P I)— Continued

33-2 71 (C P I)— Continued

S ize Range:
M a te r ia l:
U pper: C a lf, sm ooth o r suede, o r k id
suede, m ediu m to high q u ality.
O u tsole: L e a th e r 6 to 7 iro n s , s e m ifin e .
In so le: C o m p osition , cushioned fib e r ,
fle x ib le s p lit le a th e r.
Lin in g: Q u a rte r— c h ro m e sheep, kid,
n on slip le a th e r, fa b r ic o r sim u lated
le a th e r.
Sock: K id , le a th e r, fa b r ic , sim u lated
le a th e r, s k iv e r (g r a in sp lit o f a
sh eep sk in ).
H eel: P la s t ic o r w ood, c o v e r e d with
c e llu lo id , le a th e r (sm ooth or suede),
sim u lated le a th e r, o r en am el; co m p ositio n o r nylon top lift; m ediu m to
high.
C on stru ction P r o c e s s : C em en t— excluding
S b ic c a -D e l-M a c .
W orkm an sh ip: Q u ality; high m ediu m g ra d e
w ith c a re fu l atten tion to d e ta il in tr im ,
stitch in g, and fin ish ; w ould tend to have
lo o k and fe e l of d u ra b ility ; w ould be r e ­
puted to w e a r w e ll and m aintain its shape;
w ould tend to have le a th e r com ponents, or
high q u a lity n o n -le a th e r com ponents.
S ize Range:

U s u a lly 4 to 9, A A to C.

33-361 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : C asu al shoe; lo w -m e d iu m to
h ig h -m ed iu m qu ality; side le a th e r upper;
3 s to
/
inch h e e l h eight; s iz e ran ge 4 to
10, n a rro w and m ediu m .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-361 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
33-361 (C P I)
Style:

C asual pump.

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Side le a th e r , e lk o r
O u tsole: C o m p o sitio n , lig h t
3 to 4 iro n s .
L in in g: U pper: cloth (tw ill,
Sock: P la s t ic .
H eel: ^8 inch wooden; or 3 s
/
wooden.
C onstru ction:

suede sp lit.
w eigh t,
e t c . );
inch stack ed

C em en t p ro c e s s ; m e ta l shank.
4 to 10, n a rro w and m ediu m .

Pum p.

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Suede kid, kip o r side le a th e r or
v in y l patent.
O utsole: N o n lea th er; 5 to 7 iro n s .
In sole: F ib e r .
L in in g:
Q u a rter: S plit le a th e r, suedette cloth ,
sim u la ted le a th e r.
Sock: F a b r ic o r sim u lated le a th e r.
H eel: P la s t ic , c o v e r e d w ith suede le a th e r,
vin y l patent, c e llu lo id , o r enam el;
nylon or co m p o sitio n top lift; m ediu m
or high.
C on stru ction P r o c e s s :

C em en t.

W orkm an sh ip: Q u ality; lo w -m e d iu m g ra d e
w ith lit t le attention to d eta il in tr im ,
stitch in g, and fin ish ; m ay have p la s tic
binding ra th er than fo ld ed edges; m ay
have unlined vam p; w ould tend to have
m ediu m q u a lity n on leath er com ponents.




C A S U A L SHOE

S ize Range:

33-272 (C P I)
Style:

U s u a lly 4 to 10, A A to B.

HOUSE S L IP P E R S
33-406 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : Scuff style; n on leath er so le;
Vs to 12f s in ch es w edge h eel.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-406 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

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W o m e n 's A p p a r e l— Continued

HOUSE S L IP P E R S — Continued
33-406 (C P I)
Style:

Scu ff

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Cape skin.
P la tfo r m : Padded in so le; sock lining
and w ra p p e r o f im ita tio n le a th e r or
cape skin.
Outs ole: Synthetic; exclu din g c re p e .
H eel: W ed g e, w ood base; 7 8 to l21% inches
/
h eigh t.
C on stru ction :
S ize Range:

S lip -la s te d .

32-443 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : P u ll-o n ; double w oven nylon
o r cotton.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-44 3 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n
p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-443 (C P I)

5 to 10, m ed iu m w idth only.

R U B B E R S , G A LO S H E S , BOOTS
33-410 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 135
p e rc e n t o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f g i r l s ' boots,
33-901 (F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r
ca ta lo g pric.e re la tio n s h ip s .

HAT
32-432 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : S e m ita ilo re d ; w o o l o r m a n ­
m ade fib e r s ; low to m ed iu m q u ality.
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-432 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-432 (F B )
Style: S e m ita ilo r e d such as clo c h e , turban,
p illb o x , jo c k e y cap, dom e o r any oth er
s ty le in cu rren t vogue.
F a b ric : W o o l fe lt, p r e fe r r e d ; o r rayon
v e lv e t w ith rayon / acetate lin in g;
any c o lo r s .
Sweatband: G r o s g r a in ribbon; rayon
and/or aceta te; m a y contain som e
cotton.
C onstruction:
W o o l fe lt:
M achine—b lo ck ed (sta m p ed ); m o d era te
tr im .
V e lv e t: M ach in e m ade; m o d e ra te tr im .
Q uality:

G LO VES

Low .




S tyle: P u ll-o n ; length; 4 button o r sh o rtie;
stitch in g (o r poin tin g) on back o r oth er
sim p le d e ta il such as e m b ro id e ry .
F a b ric :
Y arn : Cotton, double w oven; nylon,
double woven; o r nylon, stretch .
F in ish : Sueded.
C o lo rs : W h ite o r s o lid c o lo r s .
C onstruction: C lean w orkm an sh ip.
Seam s: M ach in e sewn; h a lf-p iq u e .
Thumb: S et-in ; o r bolton.

PU RSE, H ANDBAG
32-450 (X )
A p r ic e o f $4. 97 was estim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p ric e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

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C L O T H IN G
G ir ls 1 A p p a rel

C O A T , H E A V Y W E IG H T
3Z-554 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : F u ll-le n g th sp o rt o r casu al
without fur trim ; w o o l o r w o o l blends;
g i r l s ’ s iz e s (u su a lly 7 to 14).
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-554 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-554 (F B )
Style: S port o r casu al without fu r trim ;
fu ll length.
F a b ric :
Body: Soft fin ish ed fa b r ic s such as
tw eed, w o o l plaid , m elton .
Y arn : 100 p e rc e n t r e p r o c e s s e d o r
re u sed w o o l, p r e fe r r e d ; £ r blends o f
r e p r o c e s s e d o r reu sed w o o l w ith
m a n -m a d e fib e r s .
W eight: 16 to 18 ounces p er y a rd ,
ex cep t m e lto n 20 to 22 ounces p e r ya rd .
Lin in g: F u ll-le n g th , r e p r o c e s s e d o r
reu sed w o o l; c>r blends o f r e p r o c e s s e d
o r reu sed w o o l w ith m an -m ad e fib e r s ;
or a c r y lic p ile on cotton back (s le e v e s
m a y be w a r m ly lin ed ); exclu ding a c r y lic
zip lin e r .
C onstru ction:
S ize Range:

F a ir w orkm an sh ip.
G i r l s 1 (u su ally 7 to 14).

C O A T , L IG H T W E IG H T
32-550 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 56 p e r ­
cent a v e r a g e p r ic e o f w o m en 's heavycoat, 32-001, 3 2 -0 0 1A, 32-002, 32-002A
(C P I), b ased on m a il- o r d e r catalog
p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .




R A IN C O A T
The g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-579 (F B - G ),
was p ric e d in each outlet in the b en ch ­
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-579
(C P I) o r 32-579A (C P I) w as p ric e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
32-579 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : B alm acaan , tren ch coa t, o r
c h e s te r fie ld sty le ; fu ll length; a ll cotton
o r cotton /acetate; g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally
7 to 14).
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-579 (C P I) and 32-579A (C P I)
s p e c ific a tio n s p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-579 (C P I)
Style: B alm acaan , ra g la n s le e v e s ; fu ll
length; m atching hat or hood; snap fro n t
c lo s u re ; 2 patch pockets w hich m ay
have fla p s.
F a b ric : T ra n s p a re n t v in y l p la s tic .
L in in g (throughout): Cotton, rayon , and/or
acetate: S olid s, splash p rin ts , o r w oven
checks and p la id s.
C onstruction:
C lean w orkm an sh ip: F u ll cut; lin in g
sewn to p la s tic (unattached) at bottom o f
coat; h e r m e tic a lly s e a le d p la s tic seam s;
p la s tic on both sid es of c o lla r and flap s
o f p ockets; good q u a lity m eta l or p la s tic
snaps.
S ize Range:

G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).

32-579A (C P I )
Style: B alm acaan , tren ch co a t, o r c h e s te r ­
fie ld ; m ay have f ly fro n t, hood, o r hat;
fu ll length; w ith o>r without zip -o u t
lin in g .

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C L O T H IN G
G ir ls '

A p p a r e l— Continued

R A IN C OA T— C on t inu e d
32-579A (C P I)— Continued
F a b ric :
Body: P o p lin , p o lish ed cotton, t w ill, o r
w oven p la id (p rin ts a ccep ta b le i f on
above fa b r ic s ).
Yarn: A l l cotton; c a rd e d o r com bed;
or 65- to 7 5 -p ercen t cotton/balance
aceta te.
L in in g: F u ll length; w oven o r p rin ted
pattern; a ll cotton; o r ra yon and/o r
aceta te.
Z ip -o u t lining:
Body: A c r y lic p ile , ^4 to 7 length.
/s
S le e v e s : Q u ilted nylon, rayon , and/or
aceta te.
Fin ish : W a te r re p e lle n t; m ay be spot
and stain re s is ta n t; m a y b e w ash able.
C onstru ction: F u ll-c u t; clea n w orkm an sh ip;
a ll m a ch in e-m a d e; q u ilted s le e v e lin in g
attached to body o f zip -o u t lin in g, i f
p resen t; m ay have knit w r is tle ts on zip out lin in g; zip -o u t lin in g m ay have button
attachm ent at s le e v e and/or coat back
bottom .
S ize Range:

G i r l s ' (u su ally 7 to 14).

JACKET
32-580 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 80 p e rcen t
o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f w o m e n 's c a rc o a t,
32-105 (C P I), based on m a il- o r d e r c a t­
a lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

SW EATER
32-631 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : B lends o f w o o l and a c r y lic o r
p o ly e s te r fib e r s or 100-p e rc e n t a c r y lic ;
cut and sewn; g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally 7 to 14).
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h re e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-631 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 of the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.




SW E A T ER — C on tinu e d
32-631 (F B )
Style: L on g s le e v e s ; c la s s ic ca rd iga n ,
p r e fe r r e d ; or c la s s ic p u llo v e r, c re w
neck.
F a b ric :
Body: F la t knit.
C u ffs , neck, and bottom : R ib knit.
C o lo rs : S olid s.
Yarn: 1 0 0 -p ercen t a c r y lic (fin e g a g e );
excluding high bulk yarn .
C onstruction: Cut and sewn; m ay be m ock fashioned; excluding fu ll-fa s h io n e d ,
p -lo o p con stru ction .
S ize Range:

G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).

DRESS
Th e g e n e ra l s p e c ific a tio n , 32-744 (F B - G ),
was p ric e d in each outlet in the b en ch ­
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-744
(C P I) o r 32-744A (C P I) w as p ric e d in
each outlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
32-744 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : One or two p ie c e , cotton or
cotton blends; not ex ceed in g q u a lity o f
32-744 (C P I); g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally 7 to
14).
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-744 o r 32-744A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.
32-744 (C P I)
Style: One p ie c e ; sh ort s le e v e s o r s le e v e le s s ,
including cap s ty le s le e v e s , "s c h o o l ty p e ;"
m ay include " A " lin e s , d r e s s e s w ith high
or e m p ire w a ists and oth er m o d e ra te
style fa c to rs a p p ro p ria te fo r sch ool w e a r;
m o d e ra te ly trim m e d .

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G irls '

DRESS— Continued
32-744 (C P I)— Continued

A p p a r e l— C on tin ued

DRESS— Continued
32-744A (C P I )— C ont inu e d

F a b ric : Cotton, m a y be one o r com bin ation
C onstruction: 24 to 25 ya rd s p e r dozen on
36-inch fa b r ic , s iz e sca le 7 to 14.
o f the fo llo w in g :
P e r c a le (c a rd e d , 80 x 80 th read count);
F a ir w orkm anship:
B ro a d c lo th (co m b ed , 136 x 60 th rea d
Hem : 2-inch.
Seam s: A p p ro x . 3
/g-inch depth; plain;
count);
G in gh am (c a rd e d o r com bed, 76 x 68 o r
m a y have pinked ed ges.
84 x 76 th read count);
S ize R ange: G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).
T is s u e gingham (com b ed , 71 x 56 th read
count);
C h am b ray (com b ed , 80 x 76 th read count);
S K IR T
P iqu e (c a rd e d , com p a ra b le to above
f a b r ic s ).
Th e g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n , 3 2-644 (F B - G ),
F in ish : R e g u la r; o r re s id u a l sh rinkage
w as p r ic e d in each outlet in the b en ch ­
o f 1 -p ercen t o r le s s ; o r _ w ash and
m a rk c itie s . E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 32-644
w e a r (little o r no iro n in g re q u ire d );
(C P I) or 32-644A (C P I) w as p ric e d in
m ay be g la z e d , em b o ssed , and/or
each ou tlet in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
c r e a s e re s is ta n t.
32-644 (F B - G )
C onstruction:
D e s c rip tio n : Soft fin ish ed fa b ric ; w o o l o r
F u ll cut: 27 to 28 ya rd s p er d ozen on 36w o o l blends; g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally 7 to 14).
inch fa b r ic , s iz e sc a le 7 to 14.
C lean w orkm anship:
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-644 o r 32-644A (C P I) s p e c i­
Hem : 3-inch.
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
S eam s: A p p ro x . V2 -in ch depth; p lain
w ith pinked ed ges.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
S ize Range: G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).
M eth od I.
32-744A (C P I )

32-644 (C P I)

Style: One p ie c e ; short s le e v e s o r s le e v e ­
Style: A ll-a r o u n d p le a ts , p re s s e d or
le s s , "s c h o o l ty p e ;" m ay include " A " lin e s ,
u n p ressed .
d re s s e s w ith high o r e m p ire w a ists and
other m o d e ra te sty le fa c to rs a p p ro p ria te
F a b r ic : S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s such as
fo r sch ool w e a r; m o d e ra te ly trim m e d ;
fla n n el, tw eed , etc.
exclu din g b ias cut sw ing s k irts .
Yarn : A l l new w o o l w o olen excep t
T r im : E y e le t, b ra id , m achine e m b r o i­
fla n n el m a y have 15-p e rc e n t nylon.
d e ry , s e lf o r con tra stin g fa b ric ; exclu ding
W eigh t: 7 to 9 ounces p e r ya rd .
hand e m b r o id e r y , sm ock in g, handmade
F in ish : T o be d r y -c le a n e d , ex cep t fla n n el
la c e and e x c e s s iv e ru fflin g .
(8 5 -p e rc e n t wool/ 1 5 -p ercen t nylon) to
F a b ric : M a y be com bin ation of fa b ric s :
be w ash ab le.
P e r c a le , 80 x 80 th rea d count;
C onstru ction: F u ll cut.
B ro a d clo th , 100 x 60 th read count;
C lea n w orkm an sh ip: Up to 2-inch hem ;
G ingham , 60 to 66 x 48 to 56 th rea d count;
m ay have tape; plain seam s w ith pinked
P iq u e (w a le ), 116 x 84 th rea d count;
or plain ed ges; double fa b r ic w aistband,
P iq u e (w a ffle ), 108 x 84 th read count;
m a y be e la s tic iz e d ; z ip p e r c lo s u re ; m ay
E m b o s s e d cotton, 80 x 80 th read count.
have s e lf o r p la s tic b e lt, and/or oth er
Y arn : C a rd ed cotton.
m in o r t r im or d e ta il ( e . g . , buttons,
Fin ish : R e g u la r; o r re s id u a l sh rin kage of
s m a ll e m b r o id e r y , o r pocket tabs); p leats
1 -p ercen t or le s s ; £ r w ash and w ea r
m ay be p a r tia lly stitch ed down.
(litt le o r no iro n in g re q u ire d ); m ay be
g la z e d , e m b o ssed , and/or c r e a s e
S ize R an ge: G i r l s ' (u s u a lly 7 to 14).
re s is ta n t.




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G i r ls * A p p a r e l— Continued

S K IR T — Continued

SLACKS

32-644A ( C P I )

32-710 (X )

Style: P e rm a n e n t a ll-a ro u n d p lea ts; without
t r im , pockets o r b elt.
F a b ric : C lean type plaid.
Y arn : 6 5 -p e rc e n t a c r y lic / 3 5 -p e r c e n t w ool;
or 5 5 -p ercen t a c r y lic / 4 5 -p e r c e n t w ool
(exclu d in g lo r e t t e ).
W eigh t: A p p ro x . 8 to 8V2 ounces p e r ya rd .
Fin ish : W ash able.
C onstru ction: (F u ll cut) ap p rox. V2 c ir c le
sw eep; i f b ias cut, g o re d .
C lean w orkm anship:
Hem : 1 to 1V2 inches including tape.
Seam s: 3/ s 1° V2 inch.
Z ip p e r c lo s u re m ay h ave e la s tic iz e d
sectio n in w aistband.
S ize Range:

G ir ls '

(u su ally 7 to 14).

B LO U SE
32-657 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : T a ilo r e d o r s e m ita ilo r e d ;
w hite or s o lid c o lo r s ; cotton o r cotton/
p o ly e s te r blends; g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally
7 to 14).
S p e c ia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-65 7 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p ric e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-657 (F B )
Style: T a ilo r e d o r s e m ita ilo re d ; w hite o r
s o lid c o lo r s ; short s le e v e s , s le e v e le s s ;
o r long o r ^4 s le e v e s , p r e fe r r e d ; sim p le
tr im .
F a b ric : B ro a d clo th , 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ 35p e rcen t cotton, p r e fe r r e d ; b roa d cloth ,
com b ed cotton (136 x 60 th read count); o r
b ro a d clo th , ca rd e d cotton (100 x 60 th read
count).
F in ish : R e s id u a l sh rin kage 1 -p ercen t o r le s s ;
wash and w e a r (lit t le o r no iro n in g r e ­
q u ired );
perm an en t p r e s s , p r e fe r r e d .
C onstru ction:
S ize R an ge:

C lean w ork m an sh ip .
G irls '




(u s u a lly 7 to 14).

P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 6 2 -p ercen t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f w o m en 's sla ck s,
32-172 (C P I), based on m a il- o r d e r c a t­
a log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

O V E R A L L S , B L U E JE A N S
32-720 (X )
P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 1 1 2-percen t
o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f b o y s' du n garees,
31-732 (F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r c a t­
alog p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

SHORTS
32-730 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as the p r ic e
r e p o r te d in the sp rin g o f 1966 fo r g i r l s '
w alking sh o rts , 32-709 (p r ic e d fo r C P I
in sam p le 2 c itie s : P r ic e was e s tim a te d
fo r u n p riced c itie s as the sim p le a v e r a g e
of the a v e ra g e p r ic e s o f p r ic e d c itie s in
the sam e re g io n ).
The s p e c ific a tio n fo llo w s :
Style: W alk in g, B erm u d a, o r J a m a ica
length; unpleated fro n t; s o lid c o lo r s ; band
w a is t w ith z ip p e r and 1 -button c lo s u re ;
o r , band fro n t w a is t w ith e la s tic back
w a ist.
F a b ric :
Body: P o p lin , t w ill, sateen, s a ilc lo th .
Yarn : C om bed cotton; s a ilc lo th m a y be
card ed .
F in ish : R e s id u a l sh rin k age 2 -p e rc e n t o r
le s s .
C onstruction: F a ir w orkm an sh ip; approx.
V inch seam s; m a y have 1 o r 2 p ock ets.
4
S ize Range:

G ir ls ' (u su a lly 7 to 14).

P L A Y S U IT S
32-740 (X )
A p r ic e of $ 5 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll c it ie s ,
based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e e s tim a te s
fr o m m a il- o r d e r c a ta lo g s .

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G ir ls *

A p p a r e l— C ontinued

P A N TIE S— C ontinue d

S L IP

32-827 (F B )

32-801 (F B -G )
D e s c rip tio n : T a ilo r e d ; m axim u m of clea n
w orkm an sh ip; g i r l s ’ s iz e s (u su ally 7
to 14).
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-801 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p r ic e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-801 (C P I)
S tyle: A d ju s ta b le strap s; m achine la c e o r
e m b r o id e r y t r im around top and on bottom ;
m ay have s m a ll amount o f la ce o r tucking
on b od ice; excluding e y e le t b od ice top;
slip s w ith h em stitch in g only; beading.
F a b ric : P o ly e s te r/ n y lo n / c o tto n blend; o j ^
6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r/ 3 5 -p e rc e n t cotton
blend.

Style: B r ie f, ta ilo r e d (u n trim m ed ); rib
band o r e la s tic at le g s ; e la s tic w a is t.
F a b r ic : F la t (p la in ) knit or 1 x 1 rib knit;
com b ed cotton y a rn .
C on stru ction : C lean w ork m an sh ip ; r e in ­
fo r c e d cro tc h ; o v e r lo c k o r m e r r o w sea m s.
S ize Range:

G ir ls ' (u su a lly 7 to 14).

P A J A M A S , N IG H TG O W N S
32-860 (X )
P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 6 6 - p e r ­
cent of a v e r a g e p r ic e o f w o m e n 's n ig h t­
gow n, 32-327 (F B ), based on m a il­
o r d e r ca ta log p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

ROBE
C onstru ction:
32-866 (F B - G )
Cut: A p p ro x . 10 to 10V2 ya rd s p er
dozen based on 36 -in ch fa b ric and
D e s c rip tio n : D u ster, sim p le stylin g; qu ilted;
s iz e s c a le 7 to 14.
cotton o r rayon and/or a ceta te; m axim u m
C lea n w orkm an sh ip: P la in seam s w ith
o f fa ir w orkm an sh ip; g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su ally
pinked ed g e s , o r fla t - fe lle d , o r m e r r o w e d
7 to 14).
sea m s; e la s tic in sid es at w a is t o r e la s tic iz e d p an el at sid es; m ay have ex tra
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
tuck to p e r m it le t-o u t (a " g r o w " or
and the 32-866 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
" a d d - a - y e a r " fe a tu re ).
in each ou tlet.
S ize Range:

G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

P A N T IE S
32-827 (F B -G )
D escrip tio n : T a ilo r e d , b r ie f, knit; cotton,
a ceta te o r nylon; o r blends o f these;
g i r l s ' s iz e s (u su a lly 7 to 14).
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-827 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




32-866 (C P I)
Style:

D u ster, sim p le stylin g; button fron t;
s le e v e s , m ay be e la s tic iz e d push up;
m ay have s m a ll amount o f t r im , such as
piping o r la c e .
%

F a b ric : R ayon and/or a ceta te t r ic o t qu ilted
to cotton or cotton / acetate batt; o r p rin ted
cotton p e r c a le q u ilted to cotton batt.
Y arn : Cotton p e r c a le — 68 x 72.
F in ish : W ash able.
L in in g: R ayon / acetate tr ic o t—s e lf lin in g;
p e rc a le —p rin ted or plain cotton.
C onstru ction:
seam s.
S ize Range:

F a ir w orkm an sh ip; m e r r o w
G ir ls ' (u su ally 7 to 14).

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G i r l s ’ A p p a r e l— Continued

ANKLETS

S T R E E T SHOES— Continued
3 3 -5 4 1A (C P I )

32-891 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : W h ite o r s o lid c o lo r s ; c h ie fly
cotton; s iz e s 6 to 8V2.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 32-891 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
32-891 (F B )
Style: C re w o r bobby sock; w hite or
s o lid c o lo r s .
F a b ric : F la t and/or rib knit.
Y arn : C om bed cotton (m in im u m 75p e rc e n t m e r c e r iz e d ; 2 -p ly ; m ay have
nylon up to 2 5 -p ercen t.
F in ish : C o lo r fa s t to washing; m ay have
s a n itized fin ish .
C on stru ction: 180 to 220 n eed les; s e a m le s s ;
nylon re in fo r c in g in h e e l and toe; e la s tic
rib knit top.
S izes:

6 to 8 V2.

Style:

O x fo rd ; good o r m ediu m qu ality.

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Side le a th e r; exclu din g sp lit
le a th e r.
O utsole: H a rd n on lea th er, 7 to 9 iro n s ;
excluding c r e p e .
In sole: L e a th e r o r n on leath er.
Lin in g: Q u a rte r; le a th e r o r non leath er;
vamp: F a b r ic .
H e e l pad: L e a th e r or n on leath er.
H eel: L e a th e r b o a rd base w ith ru b b er
top lift; o r sp rin g h eel.
Binding: P la s t ic o r fo ld e d ed ges.
C on stru ction P r o c e s s :

S ize Range:
S T R E E T SHOES
The two g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n s , 33-541
(F B -G ) and 33-766 (F B - G ), w e re p r ic e d
in each ou tlet in the b en ch m ark c itie s .
E ith e r o f s p e c ific a tio n s 3 3 -5 4 1A (C P I)
o r 33-541B (C P I) and s p e c ific a tio n
33-766 (C P I) w e re p r ic e d in each ou tlet in
nonbenchm ark c itie s .
33-541 (F B - G ) and 33-766 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n :
33-541 (F B -G ): O xford ; m axim u m of
good q u a lity; s iz e ran ge 12V2 to 3.
33-766 (F B - G ): Strap sty le ; s iz e ran ge
I 2 V2 to 3.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the C P I s p e c ific a tio n s , 33-541A o r
33-541B, and 33-766, p r ic e d in each
outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: A v e r a g e s o f 33-541 (F B - G ) and
33-766 (F B - G ) w eigh ted as fo llo w s to
approx, budget q u a lity le v e l o f g i r l s '
s tre e t shoes:
3 3 -5 4 1 (F B -G )
63 p e rcen t
33-766 (F B -G )
37 p e rcen t




G o o d y ea r w e lt.

W orkm anship: G ood g ra d e w ith attention to
d eta il in trim m in g , stitch in g, and fin ish ;
should be n ea tly bound and c a r e fu lly
m ade; air m ed iu m gra d e w ith le s s atten ­
tion to d eta il; m ay la ck f e e l of h eftin ess
and lo o k of good q u a lity shoe; w ould tend
to have n on leath er ra th e r than le a th e r
com ponents.
8 V2 to 12; o r I 2 V2 to 3.

33-541B (C P I )
Style:

O xford ; good or m ed iu m q u a lity.

M a te r ia l:
U pper: Side le a th e r; exclu din g sp lit
le a th e r.
O utsole and h eel: O n e -p ie c e P V C
(p o ly v in y l c h lo r id e ).
Counter: L e a th e r o r n on leath er.
In sole: F ib e r , o r oth er n on leath er
m a te r ia l.
L in in g: Q u a rte r; le a th e r o r non leath er;
vam p; fa b r ic .
H e e l pad: L e a th e r o r n on leath er.
Binding: P la s tic o r fo ld e d ed ges.
C on stru ction P r o c e s s :
m olded.

C em ent;

o r_

in je c tio n

W orkm anship: G ood g ra d e w ith attention to
d e ta il in trim m in g , stitch in g, and fin ish ;
should be n ea tly bound and c a r e fu lly m ade;
or m ediu m grad e w ith le s s atten tion to
d eta il; m ay la ck f e e l o f h e ftin e s s and look
of good q u a lity shoe; w ou ld tend to have
non leath er ra th e r than le a th e r com ponents.
S ize R an ge:

8V2 to 12; o r 12V2 to 3.

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G irls '

A p p a r e l— Continued

S T R E E T SHOES— Continued

BOOTS

33-766 (C P I)
Style: Strap s ty le , m a y be s w iv e l strap;
vam p orn am en t such as m e ta l o r p la s tic
b u ck les, b ow s, buttons; m a y have
stitch in g o r im ita tio n gem sto n es.
M a te r ia l:
U pper: P a ten t le a th e r , m ed iu m qu ality.
Outs ole: C om p osition , approx. 5 iro n s .
In so le: F ib e r b o a r d , 2 to Z l/ z iro n s .
Lin in g: L e a th e r o r im ita tio n le a th e r
q u a rte r lin in g; fa b ric vam p lin in g;
le a th e r o r im ita tio n le a th e r sock
lin in g .
H e e l: C om p osition ; Ys to Ys height.

33-901 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n :

S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 33-901 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not
1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
33-901 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : Boot; ru bber; p u ll-on ; fa s te n e r
at top; s o lid c o lo r net lin in g; 8 inches
high.

C onstru ction: C em ent p ro c e s s ; w ood o r
s te e l shank.

Brand:

S ize Range:

S ize Range:

12V2 to 3, widths A to C.

C A S U A L SHOES
33-760 (X )
Sam e p r ic e as g i r l ' s s tr e e t shoes,
3 3 -5 4 1A, 33-541B , 33-766 (C P I).

HOUSES U P P E R S
33-770 (X )
P r ic e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 67- p e r ­
cent o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f w o m en 's hou ses lip p e rs 33-406 (C P I), based on m a il­
o r d e r ca ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .




R u bber boot; s iz e s I 2 Y2 to 3.

N a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .
I 2 V2 to 3.

HAT
, 32-870 (X )
A p r ic e of $ 2 w as e s tim a te d fo r a ll c it ie s ,
based on a v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e e s tim a te s
fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

G LO VES
32-880 (X )
A p r ic e o f $ 1. 50 was e s tim a te d fo r a ll
c it ie s , based on a v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e
e s tim a te s fr o m m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g s .

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C lothing M a te r ia ls and S e r v ic e s

W O O L, W O O L BLEND S
34-420 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 225 p e r ­
cent o f a v e r a g e p r ic e o f p o ly e s te r c r e p e ,
34-469 (F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r
c a ta lo g p r ic e re la tio n s h ip s .

C O TTO N , C O TTO N BLEND S
Th e two g e n e r a l s p e c ific a tio n s , 34-438
(F B - G ) and 34-449 (F B - G ), w e re p r ic e d
in each outlet in the b en ch m ark c itie s .
E ith e r o f s p e c ific a tio n s 34-438 (C P I)
or 34-438A (C P I) and s p e c ific a tio n
34-449 (Aux. ) w e r e p r ic e d in each out­
le t in nonbenchm ark c itie s .
34-438 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : P rin te d o r s o lid c o lo r s ; cotton;
wash and w e a r fin ish ; 36- to 4 5-in ch
width.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 34-438 o r 34-438A (C P I) s p e c i­
fic a tio n p r ic e d in each outlet.
34-449 (F B - G )
D escrip tio n : S olid c o lo r s ; p o ly e s te r/ c o tto n
ya rn ; w ash and w e a r fin ish ; 44- to 45inch fin ish ed width.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 34-449 (A u x .) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f
not 1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. A v e r a g e s 34-438 (F B - G )
and 34-449 (F B - G ) w eigh ted as fo llo w s
to a p p rox, budget q u a lity le v e l fo r
cotton, cotton blends:
34-438 (F B - G )
77 p e rc e n t
34-449 (F B - G )
23 p e rc e n t

C O T T O N , C O T T O N B L E N D S — Continued
34-438, 34-438A (C P I)— Continued
C onstruction:
Yarn : C ard ed cotton.
T h re a d count (g ra y ):
34-438: 80 x 80; o r 78 x 80; o r 78 x 78.
34-438A: 100 x 58 to 60.
F in ish :
34-438: R e g u la r; 34-438A: R e s id u a l
sh rin kage 1 p e rcen t or le s s ; or wash and
w e a r (little o r no iro n in g re q u ir e d ).
C o lo r fa s t to w ashing.
W eight:
34-438: 4. 00 y a rd s p er pound based on
39-in ch fa b r ic .
34-438A: 4. 00 ya rd s p e r pound b ased
on 37-inch fa b r ic .
W idth (fin ish ed ): 36 in ch es; or 38/39
inches; o r 45 in ch es.
34-449 (Aux. )
F a b ric :

B ro a d clo th , s o lid c o lo r s .

C onstruction:
Y arn : 6 5 -p ercen t p o ly e s te r , 3 5 -p ercen t
cotton (exclu din g pim a cotton ).
T h re a d count (g ra y ): 116 x 72.
F in ish : W ash and w e a r (lit t le o r no
iro n in g r e q u ire d ).
W idth (fin ish ed ): 44 to 45 in ch es.

RAYON A C E TA TE
34-460 (X )
P r i c e e s tim a te d in each c ity as 178 p e r ­
cent o f a v e ra g e p r ic e o f p o ly e s te r c r e p e ,
34-469 (F B ), based on m a il- o r d e r ca ta lo g
p r ic e rela tio n s h ip s .

PO LYESTER CREPE
34-438, 34-438A (C P I )
F a b ric :
34-438: P e r c a le , p rin ted , 3 c o lo r s o r
m o re .
34-438A: B ro a d clo th , s o lid c o lo r s .




34-469 (F B - G )
D e scrip tio n : 1 00-percen t m an -m ad e fib e r or
blends o f m a n -m ad e fib e r s ; solid c o lo r s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: T h r e e volu m e s e lle r s
and the 34-469 (F B ) s p e c ific a tio n ( i f not 1
o f the 3) p ric e d in each o u tlet.
M eth o d o f C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

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C lo th in g M a t e r ia ls and S e r v ic e s — C ontinued

P O L Y E S T E R C R E P E — Continued
34-469 (F B )
F a b ric : P o ly e s t e r c re p e , textu red , s o lid
c o lo r s .
C onstuction:
Y a rn : 100 p e rc e n t p o ly e s te r .
Fin ish : W ash and w e a r.
Width: 44 in ch es.

D R Y C L E A N IN G A N D PR E S S IN G
Th e fou r C P I s p e c ific a tio n s , 34-708,
34-708A, 34-731, and 34-731A, w e r e
p r ic e d in each outlet.
34-708 and 34-708A (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : C leaning and p re s s in g m en 's
2-p ie c e w o o l suit, r e g u la r s e r v ic e ;
including any s e r v ic e ch a rg e o r in su ran ce.
34-708: D e liv e r e d .
34-708A: Cash, c a r r y , and c a ll- fo r .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila . A v e r a g e s w eigh ted as fo llo w s :
34-708 (C P I)
50 p ercen t
34-708A (C P I)
50 p ercen t
34-731 and 34-731A (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : C lean in g and p re s s in g w o m a n 's
plain 1 - p ie c e d re s s without p le a ts , r e g ­
u la r s e r v ic e ; including any s e r v ic e
ch a rg e o r in su ran ce.
34-731: D e liv e r e d .
34-731A: Cash, c a r r y , and c a ll fo r .
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila . A v e r a g e s w eigh ted as
fo llo w s :
34-731 (C P I)
50 p ercen t
34-731A (C P I)
50 p ercen t




SHOE R E P A IR
34-639 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : H a lf s o le s and h eels fo r m e n 's
s tr e e t shoes.
H a lf soles: Sew ed; le a th e r, ve g e ta b le
tanned, " P r i m e " g ra d e ; ap p rox. 10 to
12 iron ; exclu din g cem en ted s o le s .
H e e ls : H a lf h e e ls , ru bber.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: I f ch a rg e is based on
length and w idth o f shoe, p r ic e is fo r a
s iz e 8c shoe.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .
E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 34-662 (C P I) o r
34-662A (C P I) was p r ic e d in each outlet.
34-662, 34-662A (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n :
34-662: D o w el h e e l lift s fo r w o m en 's
d ress shoes; nylon, co m p o sitio n , or
syn th etic; s m a ll h e e l s iz e .
34-662A: H e e l lift s w ithout dow el fo r
w om en 's d re s s shoes; nylon, c o m p o s i­
tion, syn th etic, o r le a th e r; s m a ll h e e l
s iz e .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .

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S e r v ic e s

M A N 'S H A IR C U T
52-697 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :

M a n 's h a ircu t.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .

W O M A N 'S H A IR C U T
52-753 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : S tyle cut; sh ort h a ir;
exclu din g s h o u ld er-len g th h a ircu ts
and n eck tr im s .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Hb.

P L A IN SHAM PO O A N D W A V E SET
52-849 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : W om an 's plain sham poo and
w ave set; sh ort h a ir (sh ou ld er len gth
or le s s ).
S p ecia l In stru ction s: P r i c e r e p o rte d fo r
p art o f w eek in w hich volu m e o f business
is done (if th ere is a p r ic e v a ria tio n ).
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Hb.

B O Y S ' H A IR C U T
52-729 (F B )
D escrip tio n : U sual ch a rg e fo r a b o y 's
re g u la r h a ircu t.

PERM ANENT W AVE
52-825 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : W om a n 's perm an en t co ld
w ave; sh ort h a ir (sh ou ld er length or
le s s ); including plain o r c r e m e sham poo
and w ave set; including t r im or shaping;
exclu din g f i r s t cutting (e. g. , long
h a ir to fe a th e r cut, etc. ).

S p ecia l In stru ction s: P r i c e re p o rte d fo r
tim e o f day o r p a rt o f w eek in w hich
volu m e o f business is done ( i f th e re
is a p r ic e v a ria tio n .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .

G IR L S ' H A IR C U T
Brand:

N a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .
52-730 (X )

S p ecia l In stru ction s: P r ic e r e p o rte d fo r
p a rt o f w eek in w hich volu m e o f business
is done (if th e re is a p r ic e v a ria tio n ).
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .




Same p r ic e as b o y s ' h a ircu t, 52-729 (F B ).

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Supplies

T O IL E T S O A P

C L E A N S IN G TISSUES
52-625 (C P I)

52-001 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : P e r fu m e d to ile t soap,
h ard m ille d , w rapped.
Unit:

3 to 5 ounce cake.

E xclu din g bath s iz e cake, d e terg en t b a rs ,
flo a tin g and a n tip e rs p ira n t soaps.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and C am ay
( i f not 1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet;
in oth er c itie s , C am ay p r ic e d in a d d i­
tion to the brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d , in
each ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

D e s c rip tio n : W hite clea n sin g tis s u e s ,
ap p rox. 8^4 x 9^4 in ch es.
Unit: B ox o f 300 to 400 tis s u e s , o r 150
to 200 double sh eets.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark c it ie s ,
two v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and K le e n e x
( i f not 1 o f the 2) p r ic e d in each outlet;
in oth er c it ie s , K le e n e x p r ic e d in addition
to the brand r e g u la r ly p r ic e d , in each
ou tlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. A l l p r ic e d quotations a re
fo r b ox o f 200 double tis s u e s (c o n ­
v e r te d w h e re n e c e s s a r y ).

TO O TH PA S TE
52-025 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n :
S ize:

SHAM POO

Standard d e n tifr ic e .

52-193 (Aux. )

A p p ro x . 3-ounce tube.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and C o lga te
and C r e s t (if not am ong the 3) p r ic e d
in each ou tlet; in oth er c itie s , C o lga te
and C r e s t p r ic e d in addition to the brand
r e g u la r ly p r ic e d , in each outlet.
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

S H A V IN G C R E A M
52-073 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n :
S ize:

A e r o s o l shaving c re a m .

6 to 7 ounce co n ta in er.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and G ille tte
F o a m y and P a lm o liv e R apid Shave ( i f not
am ong the 3) p ric e d in each outlet; in
other c itie s , G ille tte F o a m y and P a lm ­
o liv e R apid Shave p r ic e d in addition to
the brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d , in each
outlet.
M eth o d of C a lc u la tin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth o d I.




D e s c rip tio n : P la in liq u id sham poo.
S ize:

2- to 8-ounce co n ta in er.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark c it ie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and
B r e c k ( i f not 1 o f the 3) p r ic e d in each
outlet; in oth er c it ie s , B r e c k p r ic e d in
each outlet. (If not a v a ila b le , the
v o lu m e - s e lle r w as p r ic e d .)
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

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Supplie s— C ont inue d

H O M E P E R M A N E N T W A V E K IT
52-529 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : C old w a ve k it fo r hom e
use; exclu ding k it containing c u r le r s .
Brand: M a n u fa c tu re r's , nationallya d v e rtis e d .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In ben ch m ark c it ie s ,
two v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and T on i
and L i l t (if not am ong the 2) p ric e d in
each outlet; in oth er c itie s , T o n i and
L ilt p ric e d in addition to the brand
r e g u la r ly .p riced , in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

S A N IT A R Y N A P K IN S
52-649 (A u x .)
D e scrip tio n :
Size:

S an itary napkins.

R e g u la r.

Brand: M a n u fa c tu re r's , n a tion a lly
a d v e rtis e d .
P r ic in g Unit:

B ox o f 12.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark
c itie s , two v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and
K o te x and M od ess ( i f not am ong the 2)
p r ic e d in each outlet; in oth er c itie s ,
K o te x and M od ess p r ic e d in each out­
le t. (I f not a v a ila b le , the volu m e
s e lle r was p ric e d . )
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




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R eadin g M a te r ia ls

NEW SPAPERS
E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 53-810 (C P I) o r
53-811 (C P I) w as p r ic e d in each outlet
in each c ity ex cep t N ew Y o rk , w h ere
e ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 53-806 (C P I) o r
53-807 (C P I) was p r ic e d in each
ou tlet.
53-810, 53-811 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : N e w s p a p e r, E n g lish langu age,
d e liv e r e d to hom e p er m onth, m ay be
p e r w e e k i f volu m e o f su b scrip tion s a re
on w e e k ly b a sis.
P u b lish ed lo c a lly :
53-810: D a ily only.
53-811: D a ily and Sunday.
E xcep tion : F o r N ew Y o r k 53-806, 53-807
on the s tr e e t, p e r copy.
53-806: D a ily edition .
53-807: Sunday edition .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: W h ere m o re than
one ed ition ; i f m orn in g and evenin g
edition s a re published under the sam e
n am e, p r ic e s a re fo r the ed ition having
the la r g e s t c irc u la tio n ; i f m orn in g and
even in g ed ition s a re published under
d iffe r e n t n am es, p r ic e s fo r both ed ition s
a r e used.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ha: A l l ra te s c o n v e rte d to
m on th ly ra te s .




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R e c re a t io n

R A D IO
E ith e r s p e c ific a tio n 53-033 (C P I) o r
53-033A (C P I) w as p r ic e d in each
ou tlet.
53-033 (C P I)
Style: T a b le m od el; exclu din g ra d io s
w ith a u x ilia r y ja c k s , push-button
tuning and tone c o n tro l.
Cabinet: P la s t ic ; fib e r b oa rd back; o£ 1p ie c e m o ld ed cabinet (fin is h e d back ).
C on stru ction :
F re q u e n c y band: 1 band (A M on ly);
standard b roa d ca st.
Tubes: 5 tubes including r e c t ifie r .
Speaker: 4 - to 5-in ch .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d e l each o f
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
53-033A (C P I )
Style: T a b le m od el; m a y have ap plian ce
outlet; exclu ding p h on e-jack .
Cabinet: P la s tic ; fib e r b o a rd back; ^ r 1p ie c e m o ld ed cabin et (fin is h e d back).
C onstruction:
C lock: S e lf-s ta rtin g ; a la r m re p e a t
button ("s n o o z e a la r m " ); buss and/or
ra d io a la rm ; s le e p sw itch tim e r ;
lum inous clo c k fa c e o r hangs.
R adio: F re q u e n c y band: 1 band (A M
on ly), standard b ro a d ca st.
Tubes: 5 tubes including r e c t if ie r .
Speaker: 4 - to 5-inch.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d e l each o f
2 m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each ou tlet.
53-034. 1 (C P I )
Style: P o r ta b le , a ll tr a n s is to r ra d io , w ith
c a r r y in g handle; " p e r s o n a l" type (e x ­
cluding m in ia tu re o r pock et typ es);
sin g le band; A M only.
Pack: R a d io alone— no a c c e s s o r ie s o r
b a tte rie s ; c>r g ift pack— ra d io and
a c c e s s o r ie s and/or b a tte rie s .
C onstruction:
T r a n s is to r s : 7 to 9.
D iodes: 1 or 2.
Speaker: 3 to 6 in ch es.
B u ilt-in attenna.




R A D IO — Continued
53-0 34. 1 (C P I)— Continued
P o w e r:

B a tte ry o p era ted .

S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d e l each o f 2
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I: A v e r a g e s w eigh ted as fo llo w s
to a p p ro x im a te budget q u a lity le v e l of
rad ios:
53-033, 53-033A (C P I)
59 p ercen t
53-034. 1 (C P I)
41 p ercen t

T E L E V IS IO N S E T
Both s p e c ific a tio n s 53-001 (C P I) and
53-018 (C P I) w e re p r ic e d in each outlet.
53-001 (C P I )
Style: P o r ta b le m o d el m on och rom e t e l e ­
v is io n set w ith c a r r y in g handle; e x c lu d ­
ing tab le m o d e ls , s te r e o and sp eak er
ja c k s .
Cabinet: M e ta l o r p la s tic ; thin design;
fin ish ed back.
C onstru ction: 19-inch a lu m in ized cathode
(p ic tu re ) tube; nonbonded s a fety g la s s ;
o r bonded s a fety g la s s .
P o w e r: A C only.
Speaker: One.
V H F Antenna: M on op ole; o£ d ip o le.
N ote: A l l p o rta b le s should have a
sep a ra te rin g type U H F antenna.
C o n tro ls: A l l channel station s e le c to r ; w ith ­
out illu m in a ted channel in d ica to r; or w ith
illu m in a ted channel in d ic a to r; o r _ w ith
illu m in a ted channel in d ic a to r fo r V H F
(channels 2 through 13) only; on/off,
volu m e c o n tro l, co n tra st, b righ tn ess and
v e r t ic a l c o n tro ls .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d e l each o f 2
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each ou tlet.

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Re c r e ation— C ontinue d

T E L E V IS IO N S E T — Continued
53-018 (C P I )
Style: C on sole m o d el, c o lo r r e c e iv e r ,
u p righ t o r low b oy sty le ; exclu din g r e ­
m ote co n tro l; sets w ith d oors; con s o le tte s ; ra d io , T V , phono com b in ation s,
hom e en terta in m en t c e n te rs o r th ea tre
m o d e ls; in s ta lla tio n and s e r v ic e c o n tra ct
c h a rg e s .
C abinet: M ahogany o r walnut g ra in fin ish ed
h ard w ood and/or h ard b oard ; mr m ahogany
o r walnut v e n e e r s .
C o n tro ls: W ith o r without illu m in a ted channel
in d ic a to r; any s p e c ia l tre a tm e n t g iv e n the
co n tro ls such as tilt-o u t c o n tro l c e n te rs ,
exclu ded.

P H O N O G R A P H — Continued
53-082 (F B )— Continued
P o w e r: A C only; exclu din g b a tte ry
o p era ted phonographs.
S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d e l each o f two
v o lu m e -s e llin g brands p r ic e d in each
outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

T E L E V IS IO N R E P A IR
53-565 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : F la t ra te , including la b o r,
fo r re p la c e m e n t o f 1 9 - inch cathode
(p ic tu re ) tube w ith new tube.

P ic tu r e Tube: 21-in ch round p ictu re tube,
23-in ch re c ta n g u la r p ictu re tube; jor
25-inch re c ta n g u la r p ictu re tube.

M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod I.

S p ecia l F e a tu re s : P r ic e d m o d els a re r e ­
q u ire d to be equipped w ith an au tom atic
d e g a u sser (to n e u tra liz e m a gn etic fie ld ).

PH O NO G RAPH RECORD

S p ecia l In stru ction s: One m o d el each o f 2
m a n u fa ctu rers p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: A v e r a g e s w e ig h te d as fo llo w s
to a p p rox, budget q u a lity le v e l of
te le v is io n sets:
53-001 (C P I)
27 p ercen t
53-018 (C P I)
73 p ercen t

PH O NO G RAPH
53-082 (F B )
Style: P o r ta b le stereop h on ic phonograph,
s o lid state (a ll tr a n s is to r s ) w ith r e ­
m o va b le s p e a k e r(s ) and c a r r y in g
handle.
C onstru ction: W ood, p la s tic , o r m e ta l
c a s e , m a y be c o v e r e d in cloth , v in y l
o r sim u la ted lea th er; m u ltip le speed
au tom atic ch an ger, m ay be " t ilt- d o w n "
ch an ger.
C o n tro ls: 3 c o n tro ls ; b a s e / tre b le ; s te r e o
balan ce; volu m e; c>r 4 co n tro ls ; base;
tre b le ; s te re o balance; volu m e.




53-177 (F B - G )
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s s e d p la s tic d is c ; 33J
/3
R P M ; d o m estic m an u factu re; 12-inch s iz e .
S electio n s:

P o p u la r, m o d ern , o r c la s s ic a l.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: T w o volu m e s e lle r s
and the 53- 177 (C P I) s p e c ific a tio n p ric e d
in each ou tlet.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.
53-177 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : Long p la yin g, 33V3 R P M ;
d o m e s tic m an u factu re only; 12-inch s iz e ;
p r e s s e d p la s tic d is c .
S electio n s:
Brand:

P o p u la r.

M a n u fa c tu re r’ s; n a tio n a lly a d v e rtis e d .

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R e c re a t io n — Continued

M O T IO N P IC T U R E A D M IS S IO N
53-612 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : A d m is s io n , adult, f ir s t
flo o r ; any night, M onday through
Saturday.
T yp e o f p e rfo rm a n c e :
Continuous show ings d a ily , no seats
r e s e r v e d ; or
L im ite d p e r fo r m a n c e s d a ily , 1 o r 2
shows an even in g, u su a lly r e s e r v e d
seat b a sis.
Including F e d e r a l, State and/or lo c a l
sa les and am u sem en t ta x e s , i f any.
E xclu ding C in era m a .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: I f th e re is a p r ic e
d iffe r e n c e in the w eek night ra te s , the
a d m is s io n paid by the g r e a te s t num ber
o f adults re p o rte d .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .
53-613 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : A d m is s io n , ch ild under 12
y e a r s , f ir s t flo o r ; m a tin ee, Saturday
or Sunday.
T yp e o f p e r fo r m a n c e :
Continuous show ings d a ily , no seats
re s e rv e d , o r
L im ite d p e rfo rm a n c e s d a ily , one
show— a m a tin ee, u su a lly r e s e r v e d
seat b a sis.
Including F e d e r a l, State and/or lo c a l
sa le s and am u sem en t ta x e s , i f any.
E xclu ding C in era m a .
S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: I f th e re is a p r ic e
d iffe r e n c e in the Saturday and Sunday
m atin ee ra te s , the a d m is s io n paid
by the g r e a te s t num ber o f ch ild ren
re p o rte d .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od lib .




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Tobacco

C IG A R E T T E S
Both s p e c ific a tio n s 54-002 (C P I) and
54-006 (C P I) w e re p r ic e d in each
ou tlet.
54-002, 54-006 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :
54-002: N o n filte r tip , re g u la r s iz e .
54-006: F i l t e r tip , king s iz e , standard
o r m o d e ra te p r ic e d , (king, long or
m o d ern ) ap p rox. 3 in ch es; excluding
m en th ol c ig a r e tte s .
Unit:

C arton o f 10 p ack ages.

Brand:

Standard.

M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: The a v e ra g e p r ic e was an
u nw eighted a v e r a g e o f the p r ic e s
r e p o rte d fo r both s p e c ific a tio n s .

C IG A R
54-077 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n :
F i l l e r , sh ort o r cut o f d o m estic and/or
P u e rto R ic o , P h illip p in e R ep u b lic,
C e n tra l o r South A m e r ic a , o r
In don esia tobacco;
B in d er and w ra p p e r o f d om estic and/or
P u e rto R ic o , P h ilip p in e R ep u b lic,
C en tra l o r South A m e r ic a , or
Indonesia tob acco.
S ize: R e g u la r; exclu din g c ig a r illo s o r
s im ila r s iz e s .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark c itie s ,
tw o v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and W hite
O w l In v in c ib le ( i f not 1 o f the 2) p r ic e d
in each outlet; in oth er c itie s , W hite
O w l In v in c ib le p ric e d , in addition to
brand and shape o f c ig a r regularlyp r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




P IP E T O B A C C O
54-153 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : A l l d o m e s tic o r d o m e s tic w ith
a lit t le im p o rte d tob acco; exclu ding
s p e c ia l fla v o r s such as rum , m a p le,
walnut and s im ila r fla v o r s .
S ize:

1 to 2 ounce p ackage.

S p ecia l In stru ctio n s: In b en ch m ark c it ie s ,
th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands and H a lf
and H a lf and G r a n g e r , ( i f not am ong
the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet; in oth er c itie s ,
H a lf and H a lf and G ra n g e r, p r ic e d in
each ou tlet ( i f not a v a ila b le , the volu m e
s e lle r was p r ic e d ).
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: P r ic e quotations a re fo r a 1
ounce package (c o n v e rte d w h ere
n e c e s s a r y ).

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A lc o h o lic B e v e r a g e s

BEER, A T HOME

L IQ U O R , A T H O M E— Continued
54-399 (C P I)

54-309 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : B e e r , a lc o h o lic content
3, 2 p e rc e n t o r o v e r .
Unit: P a c k o f six, 12-ounce cans; i f
cans not a v a ila b le , b o ttles p ric e d .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark
c itie s , fou r v o lu m e -s e llin g brands
and B u d w e is e r and S ch litz ( i f not
am ong the fo u r) p r ic e d in each out­
le t; in oth er c itie s , B u d w eiser and
S ch litz p ric e d in addition to the
two brands r e g u la r ly p ric e d , in
each outlet.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.

D escrip tio n : S traigh t bourbon w h isk ey, 4 y e a r s
old o r m o r e , 86 to 90 p roof; excluding
w h isk ies b ottled in bond.
Unit:

F ifth ; o r qu art.

Brand:

N a tio n a lly a d v e r tis e d and d istribu ted.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: In ben ch m ark c itie s ,
th ree volu m e s e llin g brands and O ld C ro w
( i f not 1 of the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet;
in oth er c itie s , O ld C ro w p r ic e d in addition
to brand r e g u la r ly p r ic e d in each outlet.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I: P r ic e quotations a re fo r V 5
ga llo n (c o n v e rte d w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).
A v e r a g e s w eigh ted as fo llo w s to
approx, budget q u a lity le v e l o f liqu or:
54-384 (C P I)
50 p ercen t
54-399 (C P I)
50 p ercen t

L IQ U O R , A T H O M E
54-384 (C P I)

W IN E , A T H O M E
54-429 (C P I)

D e scrip tio n : W h iskey, blended with
g ra in n eu tral s p ir its , 86 to 90 p ro o f;
blend con sistin g o f at le a s t 25 p e r ­
cent stra ig h t w h isk ies 3 y e a r s old or
m o re and 75 p e rcen t o r le s s of g ra in
n eu tral s p ir its .

D escrip tio n : Standard q u a lity, d o m estic
sw eet w ine containing 15- to 24-p e rc e n t
a lc o h o l by volu m e.

Unit:

S p ecia l In stru ction s: S h e rry w ine p riced ;
i f not a v a ila b le , P o r t o r M u s c a te l p ric e d .

F ifth ; o r quart.

Brand: N a tio n a lly a d v e r tis e d and
d istrib u ted .
S p ecia l In stru ction s: In b en ch m ark
c it ie s , th ree v o lu m e -s e llin g brands
and S ea gra m s 7 C row n ( if not 1 o f
the 3) p r ic e d in each outlet; in
other c it ie s , S eagram s 7 C row n
p r ic e d in addition to brand r e g u la r ly
p r ic e d in each outlet.




Unit:

F ifth ; o r qu art.

54-4 31 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Standard q u a lity, d o m estic re d
table w in e, u su a lly d ry , containing 10to 14- p e rc e n t a lco h o l by volu m e.
Unit:

F ifth ; o r qu art.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: C la r e t or burgundy
p ric e d ; spark lin g burgundy and ro s e o r
pink w in es exclu ded.
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od H a; P r i c e quotations a re fo r V 5
g a llo n (c o n v e rte d w h ere n e c e s s a r y ).
A v e r a g e s w eigh ted as fo llo w s to approx,
budget q u a lity le v e l o f wine:
54-429 (C P I)
50 p ercen t
54-431 (C P I)
50 p ercen t

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H O S P IT A L -S U R G IC A L IN S U R A N C E
51-940 (X )
D e s c rip tio n :
1. B a s ic h o s p ita l s e r v ic e s —in clu des fu ll
paym ent fo r ro o m , b oard , and g e n ­
e r a l nursing c a re in a s e m ip riv a te
ro o m (o r equ ivalen t a ccom m od a tion s)
fo r 70 days, to g eth er w ith fu ll p a y ­
m ent fo r a ll n e c e s s a r y supplies and
a n c illa r y s e r v ic e s w hich a re n o rm a lly
p ro v id e d .
2. B a s ic m e d ic a l—s u r g ic a l c o v e r a g e based on a m axim u m b en efit paym ent
of at le a s t $300 fo r any sin gle
p ro c e d u re .
3. M a te rn ity b en efits—Separate m a te rn ity
b e n e fit o f $ 200 to $250, su bject to
a 10-month w aitin g p e rio d . T h is
b e n e fit c o v e r s both h o sp ita l and
p h y s ic ia n s ' ch a rg es based on a
s e m ip riv a te ro o m ch arge and n o rm a l
d e liv e r y , and a p p lies to a ll m a t e r ­
n ity - r e la te d exp en ses in a h osp ital.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M on th ly p rem iu m ra te s w e r e obtained fo r
plans issu ed by c o m m e r c ia l in su ran ce
c a r r ie r s and the Blue C r o s s -B lu e
Shield plans. The lo w e r o f the ra te s
was u sed in each a re a .
P r e m iu m ra te s fo r a h yp oth etica l p o lic y
fr o m c o m m e r c ia l c a r r ie r s , c o n fo rm in g
to the s p e c ifie d standard, w e r e supplied
by the H ealth In su ran ce A s s o c ia tio n of
A m e r ic a fo r each o f the 56 c itie s .
M on th ly p re m iu m ra te s fo r Blue C r o s s and/or Blue Shield plans m eetin g the
s p e c ific a tio n w e r e obtained fo r each
city w h ere such a plan w as o ffe r e d ,
fr o m m anuals supplied by the Blue C ro s s
A s s o c ia tio n and the N a tio n a l A s s o c ia tio n
of B lue Shield P la n s . In c itie s w h ere
no p o lic ie s m eetin g the standard in
e v e r y r e s p e c t w e r e o ffe r e d , the next
h igh est plan w as chosen.




P H Y S IC IA N S ' V IS IT
51-202 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fe e fo r house v is it ,
during day (u su ally 6 a .m . to 6 p. m . )
w ithin c o rp o ra te lim its o f the c ity , to
re g u la r patien ts, i. e. , not f i r s t c a ll
but subsequent c a lls ; exclu din g s p e c ia l
fe e s to p a rticip a n ts in grou p h o s p ita li­
zation and s u rg ic a l plans.
M eth od of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila .
51-201 (C P I)
D escrip tio n : U sual fee fo r o ffic e v is it to
re g u la r patien ts, i. e. , not f i r s t c a ll but
subsequent c a lls ; exclu din g s p e c ia l fe e s
to p a rticip a n ts in grou p h o s p ita liz a tio n
and s u rg ic a l plans.
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila .
51-838 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fe e fo r in -h o s p ita l v is it
to r e g u la r n o n su rg ica l patien ts, i. e. , not
f ir s t v is it but subsequent v is it on the
fou rth day o r co m p a ra b le constant ch a rge
day; exclu din g s p e c ia l fe e s to p a rticip a n ts
in grou p h o s p ita liz a tio n and s u rg ic a l plans.
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila .

D E N TA L CARE
51-465 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : U sual fe e to adult fo r fillin g ,
a m a lga m , one s u rfa c e .
M eth od o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod Ila .
51-466 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fe e to adult fo r e x tra ctio n ;
without co m p lic a tio n s ; w ith lo c a l a n e s ­
th etic; including o r exclu ding X - r a y o f
tooth; exclu din g c o st o f trea tm en t and fe e s
fo r unusual c o m p lic a tio n s .
M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila .

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D E N T A L C A R E — Continued
51-469 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fee fo r p ro p h y la x is
w hich includes:
1. Scaling the teeth in w hich a hand in ­
stru m en t is used to re m o v e d e b ris
above and b elo w the gum s, such as
t a r t a r , etc. ; and
2. P o lis h in g the teeth in w hich a p ow d er
o r com pound (p u m ice) is used to
clea n the fla t su rfa c e .
E xclu ding oth er ch a rg es fo r e x tra t r e a t ­
m ent o f gum r e c e s s , en am el d ecay, or
p a th o lo g ica l in fectio n .
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od Ila .

E X A M IN A T IO N O F E Y E S , P R E S C R IP T IO N
F O R A N D D IS P E N S IN G O F E Y E G L A S S E S :
O P T O M E T R IS T
51-518 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fe e to adults fo r v is io n
exam in ation , p re s c rip tio n , and the d is ­
pensation o f sin gle v is io n e y e g la s s e s ,
including the fo llo w in g :
Consultation and/or s c reen in g
Case h is to ry
E x te rn a l and in tern a l exam in ation s
R e fra c tio n
A n a ly s is
P r o fe s s io n a l a d v ic e and p re s c r ib in g
F a c ia l m ea su rem en ts (including p u p il­
la r y d istan ce and d ecen tra tio n , etc. ).
F ra m e s e le c tio n
O rd e rin g , n e u tra liz in g , and checking
le n s e s fo r v e r ific a tio n
F ittin g of e y e g la s s e s
P r o g r e s s evalu ation and subsequent
s e r v ic e s (m in o r checking and a d ju s t­
ing a lign m en t, te m p le s , e t c . ) .
L en s es: S in gle v is io n ; c o r r e c te d cu rve;
fir s t q u a lity f i r s t d iv is io n ; sph ero
c y lin d e r; p lu s-p lu s or m in u s-p lu s,
w h ite.




E X A M IN A T IO N O F E Y E S , P R E S C R IP T IO N
F O R A N D D IS P E N S IN G O F E Y E G L A S S E S :
O P T O M E T R IS T — Continued
51-518 (C P I)— Continued
F ram e:
T yp e E. (F o r m en and w o m e n .)
A l l p la s tic (z y l), standard w eigh t,
th orou gh ly season ed , hand polish ed .
P - 3 shape (h ea rt shaped) c le a r o r
c o lo re d .
T yp e F . (F o r w om en. )
A l l p la s tic (z y l), standard w eigh t,
th orou gh ly season ed, hand polish ed .
L ea d in g L a d y o r oth er m od ern shape
in c le a r o r s o lid c o lo r .
T yp e G. (F o r m en and w o m e n .)
A l l p la s tic (z y l), standard w eigh t,
th orou gh ly season ed, hand polish ed .
T w o -to n e or c le a r b rid g e , pennant
shaped.
T yp e H. (F o r m en and w om en. )
C om bination p la s tic and m e ta l (p la s tic
z y l plaques w ith g o ld f ille d co m p lete
eye w ir e ).
M e ta l c o r e p la s tic te m p le s .
T yp e I. (F o r m en and w o m e n .)
C om bination p la s tic and m eta l (p la s tic
z y l plaques w ith g o ld f ille d com p lete
eye w ir e ).
G old fille d te m p le s (rid in g bow o r sk u ll).
Typ e J. (F o r m en and w om en. )
Alu m inu m ; w o m en 's m ay be plain or
je w e le d .
T yp e K. (F o r m en and w om en . )
P la s t ic (z y l) w ith alum inum plaques;
w o m en 's m ay be p lain or je w e le d .
E xclu din g lu c ite , im p o rte d f r a m e s , p r e ­
m ium p ric e d and n o v e lty fra m e s .

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E X A M IN A T IO N O F E Y E S A N D P R E S C R IP T IO N
FO R E Y E G L A S S E S : O P T H A L M O L O G IS T

D IS PE N S IN G O F E Y E G LA S S E S :
O P T IC IA N — Continued
51-521 (F B )— Continue d

51-519 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fe e fo r co m p lete eye
m e d ic a l exam in ation .
Including:
C onsu ltation and/or screen in g
C ase h is to r y
E x te rn a l and in tern a l o cu la r exam in ation s
R e fr a c tio n
E xam in ation fo r glau com a
P r o fe s s io n a l a d vice and p r e s c r ib in g
F a c ia l m ea su rem en ts (including p u p il­
la r y d istan ce and d ecen tra tion , etc. ).
P r o g r e s s evalu ation and subsequent
s e r v ic e s .

E xclu ding any fe e s fo r subsequent v is it s ,
e ith e r fo r adju stm en ts o r m in o r r e ­
p la cem en ts.
Including the fo llo w in g costs:
L e n ses: F ir s t q u a lity c o r r e c te d c u rv e ,
sin g le v is io n , s p h e ric a l. T h is m ay
include p la s tic o r o rg a n ic (h ard r e s in )
len s, co m m o n ly used fo r c h ild ren , o r
the usual g la s s le n s e s ; exclu din g
tinted o r c o lo r e d le n s e s , b ifo c a l, m u l­
tifo c a l, contact le n s e s , o r im p o rte d
g la s s .
P la s t ic fr a m e : E xclu din g im p o rte d ,
p rem iu m p ric e d , and n o v e lty fra m e s .

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod Ila : A n estim a te d a v e ra g e p r ic e
fo r ey e exam in ation w as d e riv e d in
each c ity as a sim p le a v e ra g e o f the
a v e ra g e p r ic e o f 51-519 (C P I) and 30
p e rc e n t o f the a v e r a g e p r ic e o f 51-518
(C P I).

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M ethod Ila: A n e s tim a te d a v e ra g e p r ic e
fo r e y e g la s s e s was d e r iv e d in each c ity
as a sim p le a v e r a g e o f the a v e r a g e p r ic e s
fo r 51-520 (C P I), 51-521 (C P I), and 70
p e rc e n t o f the a v e r a g e p r ic e o f 51-518
(C P I).

D IS P E N S IN G OF E Y E G L A S S E S :

P R E S C R IP T IO N S

O P T IC IA N

51-520 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : Usual fee to adults fo r s e r v ic e s
in con n ection w ith dispen sin g o f sin g le
v is io n e y e g la s s e s .
Including:
F r a m e s e le c tio n
F a c ia l m ea su rem en ts
O rd e rin g , n e u tra lizin g , and checking
len ses fo r v e r ific a tio n
F ittin g o f e y e g la s s e s
Subsequent s e r v ic e s (m in o r checking and
adjusting align m en t, te m p le s , etc. ).
L en ses: Single v is io n , c o r r e c te d cu rve;
f ir s t q u a lity f i r s t d ivisio n ; sph ero
c y lin d e r; plu s-p lu s or m in u s-p lu s.
F ra m e :

(Sam e as fo r 51-518).

51-061. 1 (C P I )
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a n ti-in fe c tiv e s —
a n tib iotic grou p ): P e n ic illin G; b u ffe re d
ta b lets.
D osage: 1 ta b let 4 tim es d a ily (Sig; 1
tab. q. i. d. ).
Strength (1 tab let): 400,000 units.
P r ic in g Unit:

51-062 (C P I )
D e scrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a n ti-in fe c tiv e s —
a n tib io tic grou p):
T e tr a c y c lin e cap su les.
D osage: 1 capsule 4 tim e s d a ily (sig: 1
cap. q. i. d. ).
Strength (1 cap su le): 250 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

51-521 (F B )
D e s c rip tio n : T h e in itia l ch a rge fo r d is p e n s ­
ing o f e y e g la s s e s by the o p ticia n as p er
p r e s c r ip tio n fr o m the o p h th a lm o lo gist to
c h ild r e n -m a le or fe m a le , including co st
o f the le n s e s and fra m e s . I f the s e r v ic e
ch a rge by the op tician is sep a ra te fr o m
the c o st o f e y e g la s s e s , this fe e is so
design ated and included.




12 tab lets (num ber 12).

12 capsu les (num ber 12).

51-071 (C P I )
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a n ti-in fe c tiv e s —
su lfon am ide grou p): S u lfis o x a zo le ta b lets.
D osage: 4 ta b lets at once, then 2 tablets
e v e r y 4 hours; (Sig. 4 tabs. stat. fo llo w e d
by ii tabs. q. 4 h ou rs)
Strength (1 ta b let): 0. 5 gm .
P r ic in g Unit:

24 tab lets (num ber 24).

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P R E S C R IP T IO N S — Continued

P R E S C R IP T IO N S — Continued

51-131 (C P I )

51-081 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (s e d a tiv e s and
h ypn otics): S e c o b a rb ita l sodium c a p ­
su les.
D osage: 1 capsu le at b ed tim e (Sig: i
cap. h. s. ).
Strength (1 cap su le): 100 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

12 capsu les (num ber 12).

D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (c a rd io v a s c u la rs
and a n tih y p e rte n s iv e s ): C r y s ta llin e
d ig ito x in tab lets.
D osage: 1 ta b let d a ily (Sig: i tab. d a ily ).
Strength ( l tab let): 0. 1 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

100 tab lets (N o.

S p ecia l In stru ction s:
each outlet.

100).

T w o brands p ric e d in

51-082 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (s e d a tiv e s and
h yp n otics): P h e n o b a rb ita l tab lets.
D osage: 1 ta b let d a ily; (Sig: i tab. d a ily ).
Strength: ( l ta b let): 15 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

100 tab lets (N o.

100).

51-091 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a ta ra c tic s ):
M ep ro b a m a te ta b lets.
D osage: 1 ta b let 4 tim es d a ily (Sig:
i tab. q. i. d. ).
Strength: ( l ta b let): 400 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

50 tab lets (N o. 50).

51-092. 1 (C P I)
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a ta ra c tic s ):
C h lo rd ia ze p o x id e h y d ro c h lo rid e ca p su les.
D osage: 1 capsule 3 tim e s d a ily; (Sig:
i cap. t. i. d. ).
Strength (1 cap su le): 10 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

50 capsu les (N o. 50).

51-111 (C P I)
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a n tisp a sm o d ics):
P h en o b a rb ita l and belladonna e x tra c t.
D osage: 1 tab let 4 tim e s d a ily ; (Sig:
i tab. q. i. d. ).
Strength (1 tab let): 16 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

50 tab lets (N o . 50).

51-112 (C P I )
D e s c rip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (a n tisp a sm o d ics):
P ro p a n th elin e b ro m id e ta b lets.
D osage: 1 ta b let a fte r m e a ls and 2
tablets at b ed tim e (Sig: itab. p. c.
and ii tabs. h. s. ).
Strength (1 tab let): 15 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

50 tab lets (N o. 50).




51-132 (C P I)
D e scrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (c a rd io v a s c u la rs
and a n tih y p e rte n s iv e s ): R e s e rp in e .
D osage: 1 ta b let 4 tim es d a ily (i tab.
q . i . d . ).
Strength ( l tab let): 0. 25 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

30 ta b lets (N o. 30).

S p ecia l In stru ction s:
each outlet.

T w o brands p ric e d in

51-133 (C P I )
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (c a rd io v a s c u la rs
and a n tih y p e rte n s iv e s ): C h lo ro th ia zid e
ta b lets.
D osage: 1 tab let tw ice a day; (Sig: i
tab. b. i. d. ).
Strength (1 tab let): 0. 5 gm .
P r ic in g Unit:

30 tab lets (N o. 30).

51-171 (C P I )
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (cough p r e p a r a ­
tion s): E lix ir te rp in h yd rate w ith codein e
N .F .
D osage: 1 teasp oon fu l as needed; (Sig:
i p. r. n. ).
P r ic in g Unit:

4 ounces (4 ounces o r 120 m l . ) .

Brand: N o brand nam e n e c e s s a ry ; p r ic e fo r
n o n p ro p rie ta ry (g e n e r ic ) p re s c r ip tio n
obtained.

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P R E S C R IP T IO N S — Continued
51-181 (C P I)
D escrip tio n : P r e s c r ip t io n (h orm on es):
P re d n is o n e , U. S. P . , tab lets.
D osage: 2 tab lets d a ily; (Sig: i i tabs,
d a ily ).
Strength ( l tab let): 5 m g.
P r ic in g Unit:

50 tab lets (N o. 50).

M ethod o f C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I. P r ic e s o f in d ivid u al p r e ­
s c rip tio n s w e r e w eigh ted as fo llo w s ,
to d e te rm in e a v e ra g e co st p er p r e ­
s c rip tio n .
Ite m
51-061. 1 (C P I)
51-062 (C P I)
51-071 (C P I)
51-081 (C P I)
51-082 (C P I)
5 1 - 0 9 1 (C P I)
51-092. 1 (C P I)
51-111 (C P I)
51-112 (C P I)
51-131 (C P I)
51-132 (C P I)
51-133 (C P I)
51-171 (C P I)
51-181 (C P I)

W eight
14
16
5
8
9
7
4
6
6
2
8
3
3
9
100

M U L T I P L E V IT A M IN C O N C E N T R A T E S
51-001 (C P I)
D escrip tio n : M u ltip le vita m in co n cen tra tes.
M in im u m content (1 capsu le):
V ita m in A , 5, 000 U. S. P . units.
V ita m in D, 500 U. S. P . units
A s c o r b ic a cid (v ita m in C ), 37. 5
m illig r a m s
Th iam in e h y d ro c h lo rid e , (v ita m in B i ) ,
2. 5 m illig r a m s
R ib o fla v in (v ita m in B 2), (G ), 2. 5
m illig r a m s
C a lciu m pantothenate, 5. 0 m illig r a m s
N ic o tin ic a cid am id e, 20. 0 m illig r a m s .
P r ic in g Unit:

100 capsu les.

S p ecia l In stru ction s: uU n ica p s" and "O n e A - D a y n p r ic e d in each ou tlet, in
addition to brand r e g u la r ly p ric e d .
M ethod of C alcu latin g A v e r a g e P r ic e :
M eth od I.




Appendix 2
Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas by Region and Stratum and Item Sample
Priced, Other than Food at Home
N o r th e a s t R e g io n

A

S tra tu m
B oston
N ew Y o rk
P h ila d e lp h ia
P itt s b u rg h

B S tratu m
B u ffa lo
H a rt fo rd

Ite m

s a m p le (s )
p ric e d

1 and 2

N o r t h C e n t r a l R e g io n

A S tratu m
C h ic a g o

Ite m S a m p le (s )
p r ic e d

1 and 2

1 and 2

C le v e la n d

1 and 2

1 and 2
1 and 2

D e t ro it
St. L o u is
B S tra tu m

1 and 2
1 and 2

S o u th b r id g e

C in c in n a ti
D ayton

1 and 2
1 and 2
2

W e s t R e g io n

A
1 and 2
1 and 2

Ite m

s a m p le (s )
p ric e d

1
2

1 and 2

C e d a r R a p id s
C h a m p a ig n -U rb a n a
G reen B ay

D S tratu m
C ro o k sto n

2

D e v ils

1

F in d la y




W a s h in g to n

S tratu m
L o s A n g e le s
San F ra n c isc o

1 and 2
1 and 2

B S tra tu m
A t la n t a
D a lla s

1 and 2

B S tratu m
D enver

1 and 2

1 and 2

1 and 2
1 and 2

Lake

L ogan spo rt
N ile s

1 and 2

H o n o lu lu

1 and 2

H o u sto n
N a s h v ille

1 and 2
2

San D ie g o

1 and 2

S e a t t le

1 and 2

C S tratu m
A u s tin
B ato n R o u g e
D u rh am
O rla n d o

1
2
1 and 2
1 and 2

1 and 2

C S tratu m

C S tratu m

M illv ille

s a m p le (s )
p ric e d

1 and 2

W ic h ita

D S tratu m
K in g s to n

A S tra tu m
B a ltim o r e

Ite m

1 and 2

In d ia n a p o lis
K a n s a s C it y
M ilw a u k e e
M in n e a p o lis

Lan caster
P o r tla n d

S o u th R e g io n

1 and 2
1 and 2
1

D S tra tu m
1
2

F lo re n c e
M angum

1
2
1

M a r t in s v ille
M c A lle n
U n io n
V ic k s b u r g

109

C S tra tu m
B a k e r s fie ld

1 and 2

D S tra tu m
1
1
2
2
1
2

A n ch orage
K la m a t h F a lls
O re m

1 and 2
1
2




Appendix 3
Index of CWFB Items Other than Food at Home
Sp ecifica tion
code

Group, subgroup, and item

22-748 (C P I)

Housing
Rent and H om eow ner Costs
R ental costs
H om eowners costs:
M ortg age in tere s t and p rin cip al payments
P r o p e r ty taxes
P r o p e r ty insurance
M aintenance and r ep a ir
E x te r io r house paint
R esh ingling house r o o f
Repainting liv in g room and
dining room
F u e l and u tilities
F u e l o il
Gas fo r cooking
Gas fo r heating w ater
Gas fo r furnace p ilot
E le c t r ic ity
R e sid e n tia l telephone
s e rv ic e
R e sid e n tia l w a ter rates

23-001 (F B -G )
23-001 (C P I)
2 3 -00 1A (C P I)
23-008 (F B -G )
23-008 (F B )
23-013 (F B -G )
23-013 (C P I)
23-022 (F B -G )
23-022 ( F B ) ...........
23-031 (F B -G )
23-031 (C P I)
23-050 (F B -G )
23-050 (F B )
23-085 (F B -G )
. .
23-085 (C P I) . . . .
23-085A (C P I). . . .
23-091 (F B -G )
.
23-091 (F B ) . . . .

Household T e x tile s
Sheet
Sheet
Sheet
P illo w cases
P illo w cases
P illo w
P illo w
Blanket
Blanket
B edspread
B edspread
Bath tow el
Bath tow el
Curtains
Curtains
Curtains
D ra p erie s
D ra p erie s

21-010(X)
2 1 -1 1 0 (X ).................
21-120(X)
21-140 (X )
21-181 (C P I)
21-437 (C P I)
21-527 (C P I)
22-125 (C P I)
22-370(X)
22-380(X)
2 2 -3 9 0 (X ).................
2 2 -5 0 0 (X ).................
2 2-620{X ).

23 -1 30(X)
23-132, 23-133
(F B -G )
23-132 ( C P I ) _____
23-133 ( C P I ) _____
23-133A (C P I) . . .
23-169 (F B -G ) . . .
23-169 ( F B ) ...........
23-192 (F B -G ) . . .
23-192 (C P I) . . . .
23-200 ( X ) ..............
23-204 (F B -G ) . . .
23-204 ( C P I ) _____
23-204(X) ..............
2 3 -2 10(X) ..............
23-211 (F B -G ) . . .
23-211 ( C P I ) _____
23-211A (C P I) . . .
23-21 IB (C P I) . . .
23-220(X) ..............
23-228 (F B -G ) . . .
23-228 (C P I) . . . .
23-228A (C P I) . . .
23-230(X ) ..............
23-240(X ) ..............
23-250(X ) ..............
23-335, 23-336 . .
(F B -G )
23-335 (C P I) . . . .
23-335A (C P I) . . .
23-336 (C P I) . . . .
23-377 (F B ) . . . .

23-387 (C P I) . . . .
23-399 (C P I) . . . .
23-399A (C P I) . . .
23-399C (C P I) . . .
23-411 (C P I) . . . .
23-423 (C P I) . . . .
? 3 -4 4 0 cy) - - -

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4 An(y)

F urniture
U p h olstered chair
L iv in g ro o m suite
L iv in g room suite
L iv in g room suite
L iv in g room suite
C ock tail table
C ock tail table
Sofa
Sofa
Bed
B ox spring
B ox spring
M attress
D r e s s e r and chest
B ed roo m suite
B ed roo m suite
B ed roo m suite
B ed roo m suite
D inette set
D in in g-roo m suite
D in in g-roo m suite
D in in g-roo m suite
D in in g-roo m table
D in in g-roo m chair
Lawn chair
F lo o r C overin g
B ro ad loom
B road loom
B road loom
B ro ad loom
Binding
E le c t r ic a l Equipm ent and
Appliances
R e fr ig e r a t o r - f r e e z e r
Gas range
Gas range
E le c tric range
Vacuum c lean er
Washing m achine

C P I c itie s in
which p ric e d l/

Sp ecifica tion
code

A ll

23-608 (C P I) . . ,
23-680 (X ). . . .

23-970(X)

(2/)
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll

Benchm ark
Sam ple 2
Sam ple 2
B enchm ark
Sample 2
B enchm ark
Sam ple 1
Benchm ark
Sam ple 2
Benchm ark
Sam ple 2
B enchm ark
Sam ple 1
Benchm ark
Sam ple 1
Sample 1
Benchm ark
Sam ple 1

Benchm ark
A ll
A ll
A ll
B enchm ark
Sample 1
B enchm ark
Sample 1
B enchm ark
Sample 2
Benchm ark
A ll
A ll
A ll
Benchm ark
Sample 2
Sam ple 2

Benchm ark
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll

A ll
Sam ple
Sam ple
Sample
Sam ple
A ll

Housing —continued
Lam p
Lawn m ow er

Sample 2

A ll

23-984 (F B ). . .

Other H om eowner Costs
R efu se d isposal

(2/)

H-764
H-799
H-802
H-804
H-807
H-901
H-906
H-950
H-951
H-952
H-953
H-954

Sam ple 1
Sample 1
Sample 2

Household O peration
P a p e r napkins
T o ile t tissue
Soap flak es, chips
D etergen t powder, granules
L iqu id d etergent
Scouring pads
A ir d e o d o rize r
Liqu id bleach
F lo o r wax
Spray starch
Scouring powder
Ligh t bulb

Sample
Sam ple
Sample
Sample
Sample
Sample
Sample
Sam ple
Sample
Sample
Sample
Sam ple

(C P I)
(C P I).
(C P I).
(C P I).
(C P I)
(C P I).
(C P I).
(F B )
(F B ) .
(F B ) .
(F B ) .
(F B ) .

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31=010(X)
31-018 (F B -G )
31-018 (C P I) . .
31-018A (C P I) .
31-018B (C P I) .
31 _n?n /x\
31 _r>e;n/'5n
31-052, 31-053
(F B -G )
31-052 (C P I) . .
31-053 (C P I) . .
31-08CHX)
31-086 (F B -G ) .
31-086 (C P I) . .
31-086A (C P I) .
31-086B (C P I) .
31-086C (C P I) .
31-087 (F B -G )
31-087 (C P I) . .
31-087A (C P I) .
31-087B (C P I) .
31-137 (C P I) . .
31-154 (F B -G ) .
31-154 (C P I) . .
31-171 (F B -G ) .
31-171 (C P I) . .
31-222 (F B -G ) .
31-222 (C P I)
.
31-222A (C P I) .
31-273 (F B -G ) .
31-273 (C P I) . .
31-273A (C P I) .
31-292 (F B -G ) .
31-292 (C P I) . .
31-324 (F B -G ) .
31-324 (C P I) . .
31-342 (F B -G ) .
31-342 (F B ). . .
31-370(X)
31-376 (F B -G ) .
31-376 (F B ). . .
31-409 (F B -G ) .
31-409 (C P I) . .
31 -409A (C P I) .
31 -47.01X1
31-427 (F B -G ) .
31-427 (F B ) . .
31 _A30(X\
31-440<X)
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Clothing, M en's
Jacket, sport coat
T opcoat
Topcoat
Topcoat
T opcoat
R aincoat
Suit, tro p ic a l w eight
Suit, yea r-rou n d weight
Suit, y ea r-rou n d weight
Suit, yea r-rou n d weight
W alking shorts
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
Slacks
3/ Jacket
Sw eater
Sw eater
W o rk trou sers
W ork trou sers
W o rk sh irt
W ork shirt
W ork shirt
D res s sh irt
D ress sh irt
D res s sh irt
Sport shirt
Sport sh irt
U n dersh irt
U n dersh irt
Un dershorts
Under shorts
Bathrobe
P ajam as
P ajam as
Socks
Socks
Socks
Straw hat
F e lt hat
F e lt hat
D res s g lov e s
W o rk g loves

2
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
1

Benchm ark
Sample 1
Sam ple 1
Sample 1
Benchm ark
A ll
A ll
Benchm ark
Sam ple 1
Sam ple 1
Sam ple 1
Sample 1
B enchm ark
Sample 2
Sam ple 2
Sam ple 2
Sam ple 2
B enchm ark
Sam ple 1
B enchm ark
Sam ple 2
B enchm ark
Sam ple 1
Sam ple 1
B enchm ark
Sam ple 2
Sample 2
B enchm ark
Sam ple 1
B enchm ark
Sample 1
B enchm ark
Sample 1
Benchm ark
Sam ple 2
Benchm ark
Sample 2
Sam ple 2
Benchm ark
Sample 1

Boys 1

1
1
1
2

Fan
T o a s te r

Sam ple 1

Iron

Sam ple 2

Hou sew ares, T a b le w a re, and
M iscellan eou s Equipm ent
D inn erw are

B enchm ark

D inn erw are
D inn erw are
D inn erw are
C arp et sw eeper
Lam p

Sample 1
Sample 1
Sam ple 1
Sample 1
Benchm ark

^131-577 (F B -G ) . .
31-577 (C P I) . . .
31-640(X ) ...........
31-646 (F B -G ) . .
31-646 (F B ) . . .
31 -6 SO( X ) ...........
3 1 <Y\
31-662 (F B -G ) . .
31-662 (C P I) . . .
31-714 (F B -G ) . .
31-714 (F B ) . . .
31-732 (F B -G ) . .
31-732 (F B ) . . .
3 1-8I1WY1
31-817 (F B - G ). . .
31-817 (F B )...........
31_ «3 n fx i
31-832 (F B -G ) .
31-832 (C P I) . . .
31-832A (C P I) . .
31 _ft4D(X)
3 1_ ft 30/XI
31_R6n/x\
31-883 (F B - G ). .
31-883 (F B ) . . .

See footnote at end of table.




.

A ll
A ll

23-471 (A u x .) . . .

?**_48n(Y)

.

C P I c itie s in
which p r ic e d l/

O ther R ental Costs
Insurance on household
goods

A ll

23-465 (A u x .) . . .

23-531, 23-531C . .
23-533 (F B -G )
23-531 (C P I) . . . .
23-531C (C P I) . . .
23-533 (A u x .) . . .
23-591 (C P I) . . . .
23-608 (F B - G ). . .

Group, subgroup, and item

111

A ll purpose coat
A ll purpose coat
Shorts
Slacks
Slacks
Bathing trunks
Suit
Sport coat
Sport coat
Sw eater
Sw eater
Dungarees
Dungarees
D res s s h irt
Sport shirt
Sport shirt
U n dersh irt
Undershorts
Un dershorts
Un dershorts
P ajam as
Bathrobe
G loves
Socks
Socks

Benchm ark
Sam ple 1
Benchm ark
Sam ple 1

Benchm ark
Sam ple 2
Benchm ark
Sample 2
Benchm ark
Sam ple 1
B enchm ark
Sam ple 2
B enchm ark
Sample 2
Sam ple 2

Benchm ark
Sample 2

112
Index of CWFB Items Other than Food at Home—Continued
S p e c ific a tio n
code

32-001/32-002
(F B - G )
32-001 (C P I)
32-001A (C P I)
32-002 (C P I)
3 2 -002A (C P I)
32 -01 0 (X )
32-105 (F B - G )
32-105 ( C P I ) _____
32-118 (F B - G ) . . .
32-118 ( C P I ) _____
32-118A (C P I) . . .
32-144 ( F B - G ) . . .
32-144 (C P I ) . . . .
32- 144A (C P I)
. .
32 -17 0 (X ) ..............
32-172 (F B - G ) . .
32-172 (C P I) . . . .
32-222 (C P I) . . . .
32-223 (C P I ) . . . .
32-226 ( F B - G ) . . .
32-226 (C P I ) . . . .
32-226A (C P I ) . . .
32-248 (F B - G ) . . .
32-248 (C P I) . . . .
32-262 (A u x .) . . .
32-287 ( F B - G ). . .
32-287 (C P I) . . . .
32-313 ( F B - G ). . .
32-313 (C P I) . . . .
32-327 ( F B - G ) . . .
32-327 (F B ) . . . .
32-339 ( F B - G ). . .
32-339 (F B )............
3 2 -34 0 (X ) ............
32-378 ( F B - G ). . .
32-378 (C P I) . . . .
32-378B (C P I) . . .
32-391 ( F B - G ) . . .
32-391 (C P I ) . . . .
32-405 ( F B - G ). . .
32-405 (C P I) . . . .
32-405A (C P I) . . .
32-432 ( F B - G ). . .
32-432 (F B )............
32-443 ( F B - G ). . .
32-443 (C P I) . . . .

32-554 ( F B - G ). . .
32-554 (F B ) . . . .
32-579 ( F B - G ). . .
32-579 (C P I) . . . .
32-579A (C P I) . . .
&80(X)
32-631 ( F B - G ). • •
32-631 (F B ) . . . .
32-644 ( F B - G ). . .
32-644 (C P I) . . . .
32-644A (C P I) . . .
32-657 (F B - G ). • .
32-657 (F B ) . . . .
32-709 (C P I) . . . .
•*2 7 ] n (y )
X7 7?fWY\ • • • • • •
i
x? ( j0
i('SC\
JL- n X U\A) • • • • • •
Jfc- f ‘kU\A)...............
32-744 (F B - G ). • .
32-744 (C P I) • . .
32-744A (C P I) . . .
32-801 (F B - G ) • •
32-801 (C P I) . . . .
32-827 (F B - G ). • •
32-827 (F B ) . . . .
32-860 (X ) ............
32-866 (F B - G ) . .
32-866 (C P I ) . . . .
3 2 -87 0 (X ) ............
J6 - oOU\A) • • • • • •
32-891 (F B - G ) • •
32-891 (F B )

33-002 (F B - G ). . .
33-002 (C P I) . . . .
33-002A (C P I) . . .
x x rt 1 nf y \
33-046 (F B - G ). . .
33-046 (C P I) . . . .
x x -UDU / \ • • • • •
y
j j rtcn \AJ*
33-226 (F B - G ). . .
33-226 (F B ) . . . .
33-271, 33-272 . .
(F B - G )
33-271 (C P I) . . . .
33-272 ( C P I ) . . . .
33-361 (F B - G ) . .
33-361 (C P I) • . .

W o m en 's
C oat
C oat
C oat
C oat
Coat
L ig h tw e ig h t coat
C a rc o a t
C a r coat
S w ea te r
S w ea ter
S w ea ter
Suit
B lou se
B lou se
B lou se
D u n garees, blue jeans
S lack s
Slacks
Sh orts, p eda l p ushers
S tre e t d re s s
S tre e t d re s s
S tre e t d re s s
S tre e t d re s s
S tre e t d re s s
H ou se d re s s
House d re s s
3/ D u ster
~
S lip
S lip
P a n tie s
P a n tie s
N igh tgo w n
N igh tgow n
P a ja m a s
P a ja m a s
R ob e, housecoat
G ir d le
G ir d le
G ir d le
B r a s s ie r e
B r a s s ie r e
N y lo n hose
N y lo n hose
N y lo n hose
Hat
Hat
G lov e s
G lo v e s
P u r s e , handbag
G ir ls '
L ig h tw e ig h t coat
H e a v yw eig h t coat
H e a v yw eig h t coat
R ain co at
R ain co at
R ain co at
Jacket
S w ea ter
S w ea ter
S k irt
S k irt
S k irt
B lou se
B lou se
3/ Shorts
"
Slacks
O v e r a lls , blue jeans
P la y suits
D re s s
D ress
D re s s
S lip
Slip
P a n tie s
P a n tie s
P a ja m a s , nightgowns
R ob e
R ob e
Hat
G lo v e s
A n k lets
A n k lets
F o o tw ear
M e n 's s tr e e t shoes
M e n 's s tr e e t shoes
M e n 's s tr e e t shoes
M e n 's w o rk shoes
M e n 's w o r k shoes
M e n 's house s lip p e rs
M e n 's d re s s rub bers
M e n 's d re s s rub bers
W o m e n 's s tr e e t shoes

S p e c ific a tio n
code

33-406 (F B - G ). . .
33-406 ( C P I ) _____
33 -41 0 (X )

A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
B en ch m ark
Sam p le 1
B en ch m ark
Sam p le 2
Sam ple 2
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 2
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 1
Al l
A ll
B en ch m ark
A ll
A ll
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 1
(See d e s c r ip ­
tion)
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 1
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 2
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 1
B en ch m ark
A ll
A ll
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2

B en ch m ark
Sam ple 1
B en ch m ark
S am p le 1
S am p le 1
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
Sa m p le 1
S am p le 1
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 2
Sam p le 2

B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
S am p le 1
B en ch m ark
S a m p le 1
B en ch m ark
S a m p le 2

B en ch m ark
S am p le 1

B en ch m ark
A ll
A ll
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 2

W o m e n 's
W o m e n 's
W o m e n 's
W o m e n 's

s tr e e t
s tr e e t
casu al
casu al

shoes
shoes
shoes
shoes

A ll
A ll
B en ch m ark
Sa m p le 1

C P I c itie s in
w h ic h p ric e d l/

33-586 (F B - G ). . .
33-586 (C P I) . . . .
33 -76 0 (X ) ............
33-766 (F B -G ) . .
33-766 (C P I) . . . .
3 3-770(X )
33-901 (F B - G ). . .
33-901 (F B ) . . . .

34 -42 0 (X ) .
34-438 (F B - G ). . .
34-438 (C P I) . . . .
34-438A (C P I) . . .
34-449 (F B - G ). . .
34-449 (A u x .) . . .
3 4 -46 0 (X )
34-469 (F B - G ). . .
34-469 (F B ) . . . .
34-639 (F B ) . . . .
34-662 (C P I) . . . .
34-662A (C P I) . . .
34-708 (C P I) . . . .
34-708A (C P I) . . .
34-731 (C P I) . . . .
34-731A (C P I) . . .
34-754 (C P I) . . . .

C loth ing M a te r ia ls and S e r v ic e s
W o o l, w o o l blends
C otton, cotton blends
P e r c a le
B ro a d clo th
C otton, cotton blends
B ro a d clo th
R a y o n a c e ta te
P o ly e s t e r c re p e
P o ly e s t e r c re p e
Shoe r e p a ir
Shoe r e p a ir
Shoe r e p a ir
D ry c le a n in g and p re s s in g
D ry c le a n in g and p re s s in g
D r y c le a n in g and p re s s in g
D r y c le a n in g and p re s s in g
A u to m a tic laun dry s e r v ic e

4 1 -0 3 0 (X )...............
41-065 (C P I) . . . .
41-097 (C P I) . . . .
4 1 -1 1 0 (X )...............
41-161 (C P I) . . . .
41-226 (F B ) . . . .
41-355 (C P I) . . . .
41-483 (C P I ) . . . .
41-643 (F B ) . . . .
41-675 (C P I) . . . .
41-807 (C P I) . . . .
4 1 -8 1 0 (X ) ............
41-870 (C P I) . . . .
41-871 (F B ) . . . .
41-880 (F B )............
41-902 ( C P I ) . . . .

T ra n s p o rta tio n
P r iv a t e T ra n s p o rta tio n
A u to m o b ile p u rch ase
G asolin e
M oto r o il
A n tifr e e z e
T u b e les s t ir e
B a tte r y
L u b r ic a tio n
M o to r tune up
B ra k e s r e lin e d
F ro n t-e n d alig n m en t
P u b lic lia b ility in su ran ce
C o m p re h e n s iv e in su ran ce
State r e g is tr a tio n fe e s
L o c a l r e g is tr a tio n fe e s
In sp ectio n fe e s
O p e r a t o r 's p e r m it ren e w a l

A ll

4 2 - 0 1 0 (X )...............
4 2 -0 2 0 (X )...............

P u b lic T ra n s p o rta tio n
S ch ool fa r e s
L o c a l tr a n s it fa r e s

A ll
A ll

33-541 (F B - G ). . .
33-541A (C P I ) . . .
33-541B (C P I) . . .
33-542 (F B - G ) . .
33-542 (F B ) . . . .
3 3 -550(X l
3 3 -56 0 (X ) ............

i

!
!
i
!

B en ch m ark
Sam ple 1

B en chm ark
S am p le 2
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
Sam ple 1

B en ch m ark
Sam p le 1
B en ch m ark
S am p le 2
B en ch m ark
Sa m p le 2

B en ch m ark
Sa m p le 1
Sa m p le 1
B en ch m ark
Sa m p le 1
B en ch m ark
S am p le 1
S am p le 1
S am p le 1
S am p le 1
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
Sam ple 2

A ll
A ll
S a m p le
A ll
S am p le
Sa m p le
A ll
S am p le
A ll

2
1
1
2

A ll
( 2 /)
(S /)

51-061. 1 (C P I) . .
51-062 (C P I) . . . .
51-071 (C P I ) . . . .
51-081 (C P I) . . . .
51-082 (C P I) . . .
51-091 (C P I) . . . .
51-092. 1 (C P I) . .
51-111 (C P I) . . . .
51-112 (C P I) . . . .
51-131 (C P I) . . . .
51-132 (C P I) . . . .
51-133 (C P I) . . . .
51-171 (C P I) . . . .
51-181 (C P I) . . . .

M e d ic a l C a re
D rugs and M e d ic in es
M u ltip le , v ita m in c on ce n ­
tra te s
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n
P r e s c r ip t io n

51-201 (C P I) . . . .
51-202 (C P I) . . . .

P h y s ic ia n 's V is it s
O ffic e
H om e

A ll
A ll

51-465 (C P I) . . . .
51-466 (C P I) . . . .
51-469 (F B ) . . . .

D enta l C a re
F illin g s
E x tra c tio n s
C leaning

A ll
Sam ple 2
A ll

51-001 (C P I) . . . .

51-518 ( C P I ) . . . .
51-519 ( C P I ). • • •

B en ch m ark
Sam p le 2
B en ch m ark

G roup, subgroup, and ite m
F o o tw e a r —continued
W o m e n 's house s lip p e r s
W o m e n 's house s lip p e r s
W o m e n 's ru b b e rs , g a los h e s ,
boots
G ir ls ' s tr e e t shoes
G ir ls ' s tr e e t shoes
I
G ir ls ' s tr e e t shoes
B o y s ' s tr e e t shoes
B o y s ' s tr e e t shoes
1
B o y s ' house s lip p e r s
B o y s ' ru b b e rs , g a lo s h e s ,
boots
B o y s ' s n eak ers
B o y s ' s n eak ers
G ir ls ' casu al shoes
G ir ls ' s tr e e t shoes
G ir ls ' s tr e e t shoes
G ir ls ' house s lip p e r s
G ir ls ' boots
G ir ls ' boots

51-520 ( C P I ) . . . .
51-521 (F B ) . . . .

See footn otes at end o f tab le.




C P I c itie s in
w h ich p ric e d ^ /

B en ch m ark

G roup, subgroup, and ite m

51-838 (F B ) . . . .

E y e C a re
E xam ina tion , p re s c rip tio n ,
g la s s e s - o p to m e tr is t
E xam in a tion and p r e s c r ip ­
tion - o p th am olog is t
D isp en sin g of e y e g la s s e s op tician
D isp en sin g of e y e g la s s e s op tician
H o s p ita l V is it
P h y s ic ia n

S am p le 1
S am p le
Sam ple
Sam ple
Sam ple
S am p le
S am p le
S am p le
S am p le
S am p le
Sam p le
Sam p le
Sam ple
Sam p le
Sam p le

A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll

A ll

1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2

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Index of CWFB Items Other than Food at Home—Continued
Specifica tion
code

Group, subgroup, and item

51-940(X) . . . .

Group P lan s and Insurance
Health insurance

52-001
52-025
52-073
52-193
52-529
52-625
52-649

P e rs o n a l C are
Supplies
T o ile t soap
Toothpaste
Shaving cream
Shampoo
Hom e perm anent kit
Cleansing tissue
Sanitary napkins

(C P I) .
(C P I) .
(C P I) .
(A u x .).
(C P I) .
(C P I) .
(A u x .)

52-697 (C P I)
52-729 (F B )
52-730fXl
52-753 (C P I)
52-825 (C P I)
52-849 (C P I)

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

. .
. .
. .
. .
. ,

53-001 (C P I) . .
53-018 (C P I) . ,
53-033 (C P I) . .
53-033A (C P I) .
53-034. 1 (C P I)
53-082 (F B ) . .
53-177 (F B - G ).
53-177 (C P I) . .

S e rv ice s
M an's haircut
B o y s' haircut
G ir ls ' haircut
W om en 's haircut
Perm an en t w ave
Shampoo and set
Reading and R e cre a tio n
R e cre a tio n
T e le v is io n
T e le v is io n
R adio
R adio
R adio
Phonograph
Phonograph r ec o rd
Phonograph re c o rd

C P I c itie s in
w h ich p ric e d 1/

A ll

Sam ple
Sam ple
Sam ple
Sample
Sam ple
Sam ple
Sample

S p ecifica tion
code

Group, subgroup, and item
Reading and R e c r e a tio n —
continued
T e le v is io n r ep a ir
M otion p ictu re adm ission,
adult
M otion pictu re adm ission,
child

Sample 1
A ll

53-810 (C P I) . . . .
53-811 (C P I) . . . .

Reading
N ew sp ap ers
N ew sp ap ers

A ll
A ll

54-002
54-006
54-077
54-153

(C P I) . . . .
(C P I) . . .
(C P I) . . . .
(F B )...........

O ther Goods and S e rv ice s
T ob acco P rod u cts
C iga re tte s
C iga re tte s
C iga r
P ip e tobacco

Sam ple 2
Sam ple 1
A ll
A ll

54-309
54-384
54-399
54-429
54-431

(C P I)
(C P I)
(C P I)
(C P I)
(C P I)

A lc o h o lic B e v e ra ge s
B ee r
Liqu o r
L iqu o r
Wine
Wine

A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll

F ood A w a y fro m Home
Lunch
School lunch
Dinner

A ll
A ll
Sample 2

53-565 (F B ) . . . .
53-612 (C P I) . . . .
2
1
2
1
2
1
2

A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll

A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
A ll
Sample 2
Benchm ark
Sample 2

C P I c itie s in
which p ric e d l/

53-613 (C P I) . . . .

....
. ...
. . .
....
....

5 4 -5 1 0 (X )..............
5 4 -5 2 0 (X )..............
5 4~530(X ). ...........

A ll

_}_/ Sample 1 and Sample 2 c itie s are indicated in appendix 2.
Zj
P r ic e d in s elected c itie s having rep o rte d expenditures fo r the item in the I960 CES.
_3/ N ot p ric e d for the budget, but used fo r estim ating purposes only.




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