Business & Finance: Catastrophic Experiment

"Every motor car would be headed for the scrapheap; every loudspeaker would be silent; every telephone would 'go dead'; every electric light would go out. The gloveless surgeon would be unable to perform his life-saving operations. . . . Contemporary man could not get along. . . . Life would be devoid of half its conveniences and comforts. . . ."

Such was the alarming prophecy, last week, of able Dr. Julius Klein of the U. S. Dept. of Commerce. He was recalling the ancient and modern history of the commodity of rubber. Columbus, exploring...

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