Business: Around the Corner

Pulling at his goatee, last week Roger Ward Babson, who still glories in his reputation for having "called the break in 1929," observed that ''the world is getting better, this country is getting better, and even Chicago is getting better." Asked about specific securities, his most frequent answer was "I am bullish on that." Asserted Ralph Wilson, vice president of Babson's Statistical Organization, "Business has struck bottom!"

Some of the vague "improvement noted" indications during August had been translated into definite figures by last week. General Motors reported that during August its dealers...

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