Business: Promotion of Hoarding

Hoarding last week stirred up Women's Wear Daily, which is to department stores what Variety is to the amusement industry. Earl W. Elhart, editor of its retail executive page, got mad enough to bite the hand that feeds him, and bite it hard.

After a swipe at "the skillful work" Washington did for the auto industry in publicizing its curtailment plans ("a cash value of hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased sales") Editor Elhart tore into the subject of fabric conservation. He wrote:

"It is gratifying to note that hoarding is going on at an unprecedented rate. Previous experience has shown...

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