Business: Wanted: Nails of All Kinds

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the rider was lost; for want of a rider, the battle was lost; for want of a battle, the kingdom was . . . .

For want of such seeming trifles as nails, much of U.S. industry was fighting a losing battle of production last week.

For want of slaughtered livestock, soapmakers lacked tallow and grease to keep up their three billion pounds a year production. Many would have to shut down. For...

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