Business & Finance: Dumb Dora's Child Cameo

Famed is England's DORA (Defence of the Realm Act), compendium of War-time restrictions, still unrepealed. Frequently flayed was Dora, and it must certainly be admitted that she has produced many children who are quite literally robots. For when, last week, Consolidated Automatic Merchandising Corp.—better known as Cameo—arranged for wide distribution of Cameo automatic talking vending machines throughout the United Kingdom, it was really from Dora that these subhuman salesmen sprung. For Dora's decree made many a public house, cafe and tobacconist close during certain afternoon hours and also close early at...

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