Not in many months have the cold statistics of the U.S. economy been suffused with such a warm glow:
> Fifteen of 19 leading indicators of business activity rose in February.
>Retail sales are running at record rates so far in 1963, up some 7% from the first quarter of 1962.
>Auto production rose 9% from the first quarter of 1962 to hit 1,931,000 in the first three months.
> Steel production continued its rise of eight straight weeks, is now running at 76% of capacity.
> Machine-tool orders in February showed gains of 24%...