Facts & Figures, Jan. 5, 1948

Warm-Up. U.S. soft coal production in 1947 reached 603,671,000 tons, 16.6% more than in 1946, and only 16,329,000 tons short of 1944's all-time peak.

Turn-In. When Robert Kirk, Ltd. offered to take in Christmas gift ties, give $1 credit for each toward a new one, San Franciscans in two days turned in 250 Yuletide mistakes. Put on sale, they were snatched right up, at $1 per.

Pay-Off. Kaiser-Frazer Corp. announced it had closed the year with almost $19,000,000 profit, out of which it had paid off a $12,000,000 Bank of America loan.

Trade-In. The Italian government followed up its monetary reform at...

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