Trembling Top

After two months and 10,000 miles of travel in the U.S., chubby Geoffrey Crowther, editor of London's famed Economist (TIME, Feb. 2), found the U.S. state of mind very different from 1929, when he had made his first visit. Then, wrote Crowther in This Week magazine, "everybody you met . . . was sure that American business had discovered the secret of eternal prosperity. Now the mood is very different. Business is very good, certainly, but in every smoking room you are told the reasons why it can't stay that way."

Crowther thought...

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