AUTOS: Red v. Senator Joe

Before the Senate;s Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommitee last week went General Motors President Harlow H. Curtice to answer charges that G.M. had 1) become too big, 2) abused its dealers, e.g., it refused to give more than one-year franchises. Right off the bat Harlow Curtice announced that G.M. was offering to turn the one-year franchises of all its 17,000 dealers into five-year contracts. The announcement caught Subcommittee Chairman Joseph C. O'Mahoney by surprise, but he quickly broke into a pleased smile and congratulated Curtice for taking "the suggestion I made when you were last here... I hope that Ford...

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