Business: Chain Convention

"The chain store is the outstanding development of the last 20 years in merchandising. We are now facing a crisis, due to the unwarranted attacks of a militant minority." So last week spoke Albert Henry Morrill, President of National Chain Store Association, President of Kroger Grocery & Baking Corp. His speech, opening the N. C. S. A. convention in Chicago, sounded the defensive note that rang forth again & again throughout the meeting.

Confident of the ultimate outcome of chain methods was Silas Hardy Strawn, chairman of Montgomery, Ward & Co. "The agencies attempting...

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