Wooden Christmas

By this week, the nation's stores had almost all the mechanical toys they will get before Christmas. They were precious few, and the supply was uneven. Example: Chicago's big Marshall Field had gotten only 56 tricycles up to last week, while nearby Mandel Bros, had 1,300 of them. In Boston no scooters were to be had at any price.

In Atlanta, black marketeers were getting between $45 and $60 for rickety secondhand bikes as against the ceiling of $39.50 for new ones. Tricycles, with a ceiling price of $9.75, were going for $25 or $30 each. In Manhattan, R. H. Macy...

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