Business: Tin

Lord Askwith of St. Ives (1st Baron), tin magnate in the Straits Settlements mines, blew a double-stopped yet harmless blast of exaggeration at the Royal Colonial Institute held in London last week:

"It has been estimated that if anything happened to America's tin supplies about 25% of American husbands would go hungry, for the simple reason that tinned* food has robbed American women of their culinary art. The U. S. is effectually sealing itself in a tin can. Half the food Americans eat is tinned." That was to prove to his stockholders that their tin investments were based on a sound commodity....

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