COMMUNICATIONS: On the Beam

When television sales began to blur several months ago, Admiral Corp.'s President Ross Siragusa thought he had the answer. By stamping entire console cabinets out of plastic in one piece (TIME, May 16), he was able to step up output and make some handsome price cuts. Last week it looked as though Siragusa's answer was right. Admiral Corp. had a second-quarter profit of $1.6 million, 129% more than its net for the same 1948 period.

Other TV manufacturers were not standing still. To snag the high-price trade, Du Mont Laboratories, Inc. last week brought out a console model with a...

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