Business: Fine Spinning

About 1,500,000 more cotton spindles were at work in the U. S. last month than in June 1936. No sudden rise, this activity was the latest stage in a cotton textile comeback slowly achieved in the face of competition from synthetics and from abroad. By the end of the month, according to the U. S. Census Bureau's report last week, U. S. cotton textile mills had absorbed 7,361,700 bales of the South's great cash crop, thereby establishing in eleven months an all-time record for domestic consumption during the twelve-month cotton year from August i...

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