Time Clock, Jan. 24, 1955

TRUCK WAR between Ohio and 19 other states over Ohio's stiff axle-mile tax (up to 2½¢ a mile per truck) on all trucks traveling in the state may be eased by the state legislature this year. Not only have Ohio truckers lost their freedom from local taxes in other states, but the law itself has been a flop; instead of bringing in $20 million in new revenues, it has netted only half that amount and helped drive 18 firms out of the state.

OIL MERGER is being talked over by Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp. and Sunray Oil Corp. Both firms would benefit by...

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