STATE OF BUSINESS: High Signs

How fast is the U.S. boom growing? Much faster than most businessmen think, Ford Motor Co. Board Chairman Ernest R. Breech told the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce last week. "The big boom we have all been anticipating for the early 1960's is no longer a distant dream. We have no choice but to prepare for a major breakthrough into a new and much higher plateau of production and consumption."

Three days later Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks put the official stamp on the optimistic picture. Said Weeks: "Business was never better. Workers never had it so good. Old man prosperity...

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