Sometimes the seasons move swiftly. Sometimes there comes an hour when men say "Yesterday it was winter. Today it is spring." Very like that was the change which came over U. S. business fortnight ago when war broke out: whole industries burst into flower, steel, machine tools (see p. 59), aircraft (see p. 63), etc. Many a smaller business feels the push of the season in the same way. Typical of many such were the new conditions last week faced by Marion Steam Shovel Co., No. 2 U. S. maker of shovels (No. 1: Bucyrus-Erie), 1938 net sales:...

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