Business & Finance: Some Bananas

The famed Banana, Song, however justifiable in 1923, is completely out of place this year. This is not so much due, however, to crop conditions as to the late Spring in the U. S. Ordinarily demand at the fruit stores begins in April, and exceeds the supply until about July 4. But consumers do not eat bananas in sleet storms and cold weather. This year the banana dealers' yellow bunches dangled under their canvas awnings in vain. Importation into New York by one large company is only about half of normal, while prices on...

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