Business & Finance: Rubber Dolly

If a child is not given a doll it will make one. But because better dolls can be manufactured than can be fashioned at home from old rags, sticks and twine, more than $25,000,000 worth of dolls are sold each year. The Depression has made small inroads into doll sales. Centre of the U. S. doll industry is Manhattan's lower West Side where 22.000,000 dolls are made annually. An infant industry (before the War practically all were imported), U. S. dolls are protected by a tariff ranging up to 70%. The business is highly...

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