AUTOS: Onto 1958

Detroit's automakers totted up their production for the first half of 1957 last week, and got a pleasant surprise. With output of 3,370,100 units in the opening six months, the industry was a full 5.6% ahead of 1956 and enjoying its second-best year in history, behind only record 1955. Yet few huzzas were heard. With dealer stocks of unsold cars approaching the 800,000 mark, every automan knows that he will have to really hustle to sell Detroit's goal of 6,000,000 cars in 1957, and work even harder in 1958.

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