Business: Happy Packers

Pleased last week with the world, the flesh and the U. S. Supreme Court were Gustavus F. Swift, Robert H. Cabell, Edward Aloysius Cudahy, Edward Foss Wilson, all U. S. packers of meat. In November 1933, the U. S. Government begar collecting a pork-processing tax. Set at $2.25 per cwt. of pig slaughtered, the tax yielded $255,000,000 by June 1935. Then packers went to court, got injunctions against further tax collections until AAA's constitutionality could be determined. The special tax funds, in escrow, awaited the Supreme Court's decision. Last fortnight the AAA became...

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