Time Clock, Jul. 12, 1954

PACKARD will be out first with tubeless tires at no extra cost. Other automakers will follow. Lincoln will use tubeless tires next year, and Cadillac is testing three makes (Firestone, U.S. Rubber, Goodrich), hopes to pick one.

FRENCH AUTO MERGER between Simca and Ford of France will result in the biggest privately owned French auto company, topped only by the government-owned Renault works. Under the deal, Simca will acquire Ford's modern operating plant at Poissy, near Paris, continue to make Ford's small Vedette model.

BIGGEST U.S. GAS DEAL has just been signed between Dallas' Oil & Gas Property Management, Inc. and Panoma Corp....

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