Business & Finance: Fruit Trouble

A shrewd and able executive is Victor M. Cutter, onetime timekeeper and now President of United Fruit Co. Most famed North-Central American enterprise, U. F. C. is the largest fruit shipper (97 steamships in the Great White Fleet), largest landowner (2,000,000 acres in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Canary Islands, Jamaica, Nicaragua, England, France, U. S.), largest U. S. banana importer (1928: 33,872,000 stems). Last year the Great White Fleet carried 72,000 passengers. On land, United Fruit Co. operates 2,300 miles of railway and...

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