AUTOS: Answer to Complaints

After a two-day conference with his Dealer Council, General Motors' President Harlow H. Curtice made an announcement calculated to set all 18,500 G.M. dealers cheering. Effective March 1, said Curtice, the company will put into effect some sweeping concessions in dealers' contracts.

The biggest concession is in the way G.M. will handle future franchise cancellations. The company is replacing the Dealer Relations Board, composed of top G.M. executives, which was set up in 1938. In its place will sit "an impartial umpire," probably designated by the corporation and the Dealer Council, to hear any dealer whose contract has been cancelled...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!