BRAZIL: Smoke & Mirth

Day after day, month after month, clouds of oily, aromatic smoke billow up from the dumps on which Brazil's Government continues to burn coffee in a frantic effort to support its price. Last week the Government announced that since June 1931 over 14 million bags (containing 132 Ib. of coffee each) have been destroyed— the greatest wilful, peacetime destruction of property on record.

From now on, declared Brazilian efficiency experts, coffee must be burned faster and at less expense to the Government. By July 1 another 9,400,000 bags at least must have...

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