THE ECONOMY: Facts & Figures, Jan. 7, 1946

Speedy Haul. The first commercial all-freight flight across the Atlantic took off from LaGuardia Field for London with $41,000 worth of merchandise. The pioneering Pan American DC-4 hauled a 3,520-lb. cargo: 1,900 lbs. (1,000 meals) of frozen food; 225 lbs. of mink and Alaska lynx furs valued at $36,000; consumer staples, such as pipes, tobacco, fruit cake, fresh pineapple, clothing, cosmetics, books, stationery, radio equipment.

Scent Test. The nose is no respecter of perfume price. Tests taken among students at the University of California showed that expensive brands ran about nose-&-nose with inexpensive. Another conclusion: after eight hours, there's no...

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