Bright spots amid last week's deep financial gloom (see p. 63) were the earnings statements of seven big corporations:
¶ With world nickel sales up 27% and orders from the United Kingdom at an all-time peak, International Nickel Co. of Canada reported 1934 profits of $18,487,000 against $9,663,000 the year before.
¶ Brisk farm trade last spring boosted International Harvester Co.'s orders. Drought whittled them down. But Harvester finished the year in the black for the first time in three years with net profits of $3,949,000 against a loss of $1,886,000 in 1933.