Farmer's Guide Co. v. Prairie Co. - 293 U.S. 268 (1934)
U.S. Supreme Court
Farmer's Guide Co. v. Prairie Co., 293 U.S. 268 (1934)
Indiana Farmer's Guide Publishing Co. v.
Prairie Farmer Publishing Co.
Argued November 8, 1934
Decided December 3, 1934
293 U.S. 268
1. A business of publishing and circulating farm journals, which involves shipment of substantial quantities of the papers to other States, and also the obtaining of advertising essential to the business from customers in other States and the transportation between customers and publishers over state lines of electrotypes used in setting up the advertisements, involves interstate commerce. Blumenstock Bros. v. Curtis Publishing Co., 252 U. S. 436, distinguished. P. 293 U. S. 274.
2. To constitute a combination to restrain or monopolize a business in interstate commerce within the meaning of §§ 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, it is not necessary that the restraint or monopoly
should affect all of the business of the kind throughout the country; it may relate to such part of it as is carried on in a particular section of the country. Pp. 293 U. S. 277-278.
3. The Court will not search the record for grounds to sustain a judgment where the ground upon which it was based proves untenable and none other is suggested by respondent. P. 293 U. S. 281.
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