Business & Finance: Cold Comfort


The U.S. ice industry is having the biggest boom in its history. Ice makers have thrown away their advertising projects; they cannot even keep up with demand. The mechanical refrigerator, which once threatened to put the iceman out of business, has been temporarily put out of business itself by war; more & more old-fashioned iceboxes have been going into homes. An even bigger demand for "natural" ice has come from U.S. refrigerator cars and cold-storage plants, which are caring for more perishable food than ever before. To meet the demand, the $596 million...

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