Business: Catalog on Wheels

In Manchuria the Japanese regularly load trains with seeds, cinemas, drygoods, hardware and propagandists, dispatch them to the back districts for the edification of incredulous Chinese. In the U. S. railroad peddling has been largely confined to private cars in which crack executives tour the land, scatter cheer to underlings and big customers. Last autumn Chairman Winthrop Aldrich of Chase National Bank led a long goodwill mission around the borders of the U. S. in a private car with his nephew Nelson Rockefeller as Exhibit A (TIME, Dec. 24). But not until last...

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