Business: Manufacturers' Convention

Hard on the heels of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce meeting, the National Association of Manufacturers held its annual convention in Manhattan. It concerned itself with many separate questions, including the protection of patents and trade marks, the stabilization of the coal industry, national defense, the national budget, foreign relations, loyalty to the Supreme Court and the protective tariff, appreciation of the service of the U. S. Department of Commerce and the National Industrial Council, and selective immigration.

In general, the Association is optimistic as to business conditions this fall, and sees...

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