Business: Swallowing the Anchor

The science of remaining in business in the swift-changing war economy has produced many a weird result: gasless gasoline stations selling hardware, hammerless and nailless hardware merchants vending dry goods, autoless automobile dealers distributing food products. Latest business gallimaufry is a combination of steamship operations and egg dehydration.

The long-established (1916) Great Lakes Transit Co. announced its stockholders' approval of a $165,000 expenditure by the steamship company to acquire three egg dehydration plants. Largest operators of Great Lakes package freighters, G.L.T.C. normally operated 14 hustling steamers. Before the war it was well content with its average 1,000,000 tons of package cargoes annually....

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