RETAIL TRADE: Pointless Story

Since tight food rationing began last spring, the small Dixie Market in little Ypsilanti, Mich. (1940 pop. 12,000), hard by the Willow Run bomber plant, has done a big city business. For 10½| hours a day, seven clerks hustle to fill the grocery orders of the 4,000 customers who jam-pack the store every week. Yet the store has never collected a ration stamp from a customer. For the Dixie Market deals only in unrationed groceries.

The Dixie's boss is bespectacled, pipe-smoking Raymond Erastus Hart, 47. Smart Mr. Hart learned the grocery business while traveling about Michigan opening...

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