RAW MATERIALS: Bog Rot

Peter Patterer once put his barnstorming plane down in a Michigan peat bog, was intrigued by its softness, became Peter Patterer the Peatman. Richard Whitney the Broker, intrigued by peat's possibilities, once put his barnstorming cash into a Florida peat company. Most newsworthy of present peat mossers are Charles Silber, a Newark, N. J. attorney, and Giles Price Wetherill, a Philadelphia socialite.* Last week in Cherryneld. Maine, they declared their newly formed American Peat Co. ready to dig for the $16,000,000-per-year U. S. peat trade now monopolized by importers from Sweden...

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