Sellers of Butter

With their fattest year since 1930 digested, 4,500 U. S. retailers last week gathered in Manhattan to get a taste of things to come. It was the 30th annual convention of the National Retail Dry Goods Association, most potent of all retail groups. Last year its 5,700 member stores sold $4,500,000,000 worth of goods more than 15% of all U. S. retail sales. President Frank McConnell Mayfield's keynote was grim. Said he: ". . . the waving of flags and singing of God Bless America will not solve the problem. . . . The principal concern of retailing...

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