Business & Finance: Dress War

Last week the most urban of all U. S. industries lifted its eyes from Manhattan's Seventh Avenue to the U. S. District Court in Boston and settled familiarly into a contentious mood. On one side was the Fashion Originators' Guild of America, founded three years ago to stamp out style piracy and now the principal prop of highgrade dressmaking. On the other side was Wm. Filene's Sons Co., famed Boston department store, which had brought suit charging conspiracy in restraint of trade. Back of Filene's stood Associated Merchandising Corp., largest co-operative buying organization...

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