Business & Finance: Oysters, Junk, Perfume, Steel

Last week the vernal urge of U.S. citizens to get together and discuss their trade problems was manifest in scores of powwows up & down the land. In Washington the Oyster Growers & Dealers Association of North America puzzled over the decline in oyster eating: U.S. oyster consumption has dropped in 25 years from 230,000,000 lb. annually to 60,000,000 lb. In St. Louis members of the Associated Stock Exchanges heard the first public speech of Charles R. Gay, new president of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Gay pleaded for a better understanding of his institution's functions, promised co-operation with SEC....

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