Business & Finance: Resurrection

Centuries ago the dead were sometimes resurrected. Last week U. S. businessmen, inexperienced in resurrection, were trying to forecast the nature of a dead industry about to be brought to life. Millions of dollars of profits depended on correctly gauging the size, the requirements, the effect upon their own concerns of the resurrected brewing industry. Basic criterion, to be modified by current conditions, were facts about the beer industry before it died thirteen years ago:

¶ It brewed 60 million 31-gallon barrels of beer a year.

¶ It employed (1914) 77-300 people in brewing...

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