Foreign News: Blooming Black Market

British railroads last spring and summer ran 365 special trains, assigned 8,000 goods vans (Britain's little boxcars) to carry nothing but flowers from country to city. To free these cars for war hauls, the Ministry of War Transport has decreed that flowers cannot be shipped by train this season.

The Ministry decree, and city prices, created a blooming black market. By last week flower prices in London were: tulips, $6 a dozen; carnations, $8 a dozen up; violets, once 10¢ a bunch, now 60¢; daffodils up to $2.50 a small bunch. A pussywillow,...

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