Facts & Figures, Dec. 29, 1947

Rosy View. Predicted Harvard Economist Sumner Slichter: There is no recession in sight in the early part of 1948 because businessmen have been careful to keep inventories low. In his forecast he saw higher wages, higher dividends, higher prices, lower food stocks and lower taxes.

Futuramlc. Oldsmobile will bring out a radically different postwar model in February, the first General Motors division to do so. Oldsmobile's "Futuramic '98" will have a lower, wider body and larger windows than the '47s. For the conservative, Oldsmobile will also turn out two new models with fewer changes from 1947 design.

Shelved. The Glenn L....

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