Facts & Figures, Sep. 22, 1947

New High. Automobile production in the U.S. and Canada reached a new postwar high of 109,123 cars and trucks, up 20,235 over the corresponding week last year. With 3,334,523 cars and trucks produced in eight months this year (against 1,849,475 last year), the automobile industry stood a good chance of having its second best year. The best: 5,621,715 units in 1929.

New Come-on. Sagging fur sales caused Manhattan's Bonwit Teller store to try a new selling come-on. In full-page newspaper ads, it promised refunds to match any congressional reduction in the 20% fur tax before Feb. 1.

Union Shoppers. Preston Tucker,...

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