As though in timely retort to Lenten castigation of woman's vanity (see p. 22) the American Chemical Society last week summarized the wholesale value of cosmetics produced last year in 600 U. S. factories. The total, exclusive of some $5,000,000 worth of perfumes, and greases imported from France, was $141,488,000. Items:
Creams, rouges $34,178,000
Hair tonics 9,480,000
Hair dyes 1,616,000
"Our foreign sales of face powders, rouges and creams have developed promisingly in Latin American countries, led by Cuba," the Society summarized. "Men as well as women in these...