BRAZIL: Coffee Crisis

(See drawing p. 11.)

Coffee, Brazilian coffee, made U. S. businessmen hop and howl like Hottentots last week around Manhattan's big brass Coffee Ring. They hopped on each others toes. They hopped higher on camp stools. When they could neither hop high enough or howl loud enough to make a buyer or seller on the other side of the ring understand, they bent low and plunged for the round brass railing, elbowing each others stomachs, yelling "Seven-Jan-Santos!" or "Four-Dec-Rio!" Arms waved and fingers waggled. It was stark, raving business bedlam—the biggest, blackest,...

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