Business: Products Make Traffic

The adjoining map shows how (Texas excluded) the South's six biggest industrial centres have grown since 1914. That Louisville grew most is due partly to tobacco, partly to liquor, and partly to the fact that, lying on the Ohio, it does not suffer from the freight-rate disparities which Governors of other Southern States last week were protesting to ICC.

In 1935, Southern lumber's $229,000,000 production was half the U. S. total. Southern fertilizer production was $97,000,000 against a total of $140,000,000 for the whole nation. From 1900 to 1935 the total manufactured production of the U. S. rose from $11,400,000,000 to...

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