MANUFACTURING: Ice Renaissance

Of Ice & Men was the title of a play they staged. A gold loving cup was conferred upon Ted Barnick—and the title of Chicago's Handsomest Iceman. So in Chicago last week the National Association of Ice Industries convened to celebrate a four-year-old renaissance.

In 1929 the U. S. ice business sold 58,000,000 tons for $345,000,000—a record. Six years later only 60% of its business was left and the electric refrigerator had doubled its sales. Then, in 1935, paunchy Robert Carl Suhr, president of 24-State, $44,000,000 City Ice & Fuel Co., was less...

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