Time Clock: Woman of the Year

To many a disgruntled used-car buyer around the country, Mrs. Marcella Norman of Houston last week became the woman of the year. Mrs. Norman, a comely, 31-year-old divorced waitress who supports her four children, went to Houston's Metro Lincoln-Mercury Motor Co. a month ago to trade in her 1955 Ford for a newer car. She bought a 1957 blue Chevrolet sedan, thought she had signed a contract to pay $57.10 a month for 18 months. But when she checked the contract a few days later, she discovered that she would have to pay for 30 months.

She hustled back to the dealer,...