TRADE: Production v. Distribution

In 1919 the late great Storeman of Boston, Edward Albert Filene (William Filene's Sons Co.) set up the Twentieth Century Fund, for "the improvement of economic, industrial, civic and educational conditions." Three years ago that well-heeled foundation slipped the leashes of two able fact-finders, Paul W. Stewart and J. Frederick Dewhurst, told them to make some sense out of the U. S.'s distribution machinery. Result (published last week): Does Distribution Cost Too Much, a survey which, but for war, might last week have been the biggest news to U. S. business. Its...

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