Business & Finance: Earnings

Mostly but not quite entirely downward continued the earnings statements of leading U. S. businesses, which last week reported their fortunes in 1931's first half:

1930 first half 1931 first half (000's omitted)

American Chicle $1,081, $1,109,

American Telephone & Telegraph 80,769, 89,109,

Aviation Corporation of Delaware 3,236,D 729,D

Beech-Nut Packing Co. 1,438,* 1,329,*

Bohn Aluminum & Brass 688, 925,

Checker Cab Mfg 500, 73,*

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet 3,760, 4,003,

Gillette Safety...

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