Business: Facts, Figures

¶To keep their heavy traffic rolling at top speed, the railroads had been allotted 538,000 tons of new rails during the first quarter of 1942. Last week WPB cut their allocation to 219,000 tons.

¶The torpedoed Brazilian steamer Olinda went down with 60,000 bags of cocoa. No West African cocoa has arrived in the U.S. since last September. Other arrivals (mostly Brazilian) since Jan. 1 have totaled 202,715 bags, against 886,953 bags during the same period last year.

¶Forty-five thousand pounds of Argentine butter reached Chicago this week. Open-market purchases of butter by the Dairy Products...

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