It was Aug. 8, 1945 and the headlines in the Columbus Evening Dispatch read “Four Square Miles of Hiroshima Gone.”
While some were reading the latest news, other people were shopping the newspaper’s advertisements for bargains of the day such as a four-piece bedroom suit that included a vanity, chest, bed and vanity bench for only $89 at The Home Furniture Store.
Other advertising items in the newspaper included:
Worsteds suits for only $29.50 at the Union.
Tickets to the Roller-Derby for 35 cents at the Red Bird Stadium.
Opening of Captain Eddie at Loew’s Broad; A Thousand and One Nights with Phil Silvers at Loew’s Ohio; and Wonderman with Danny Kaye at the RKO Palace.
Soap saver for only 39 cents at Glick’s.
Tires for $13.95 at Montgomery Ward.
Indian lamb paw ladies’ coat at $149 at the C. C. Winans Co.
Women’s hats from $3 at Lazarus.