Business: Geddes Inspects

Fifty-year-old Sir Eric Geddes* returned to the U. S. last week. He came as a businessman, chairman of the Dunlop Tire & Rubber Co.,† to inspect their plants in Buffalo. Pressmen, scenting soapstone, pressed him for a statement on rubber. They got it in quick, definite sentences that comported strangely with his southern U. S. accent, which he had picked up as a youth working in southern lumber regions and on the B. & O. He said:

"The rubber industry is showing improvement in England, but what the trend of rubber will be I...

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