AUTOS: Tra-la, Tra-la

Spring, which normally perks up the U.S. auto industry's sales, this year brought such a skyrocketing whoosh that automen rubbed their eyes in amazement. The customers were more surprised. Only a few months ago they could have bought all but a few makes from almost any dealer's floor. By last week the rush for new cars was so heavy that buyers will have to wait as long as three months for the most popular makes.

What made this runaway demand even more remarkable was the fact that 1950 production was 15% ahead of 1949's, even with Chrysler strikebound. This week...

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