Time Clock, Dec. 6, 1954

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING is starting off with a rush. Washington and Boston department stores reported record crowds, with some store sales last week—the traditional kickoff for Christmas buying—up 30% over last year. New York stores were packed; Atlanta's big Rich's department store had the greatest single-day volume in its 87-year history; and a record turnout of 800,000 shoppers jammed Chicago's Loop.

TOBACCO WAR between the industry and the American Cancer Society is flaring up again. E. A. Darr president of the R. J. Reynolds (Camel, Winston, Cavalier) Tobacco Co., has flatly charged the society with...

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