Business: Everybody's Code

Steel men, macaroni men, oil men, broom handle makers, automobile men, string men, copper men, lead pencil men last week waited eagerly to see how the first industrial trade code (of the cotton spinners) was received by General Johnson (see p. 14). Meanwhile they laboriously whipped their own codes into shape. Many a code was thus drafted last week, but held back from the public till the industry had completed its own powwow over the provisions. An exception was the code of the National Retail Dry Goods Association.

Lew Hahn, chairman of Hahn Department Stores, Inc. (with a chain of...

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