Time Clock, Jun. 18, 1956

WOMEN STOCKHOLDERS now outnumber men (52%-48%) among the 8,000,000 U.S. shareholders. Average woman stockholder, according to a N.Y. Stock Exchange survey, is 48, a housewife with an annual family income of $6,000, owns shares in at least four companies.

FARM SURPLUS will grow this year despite heavy Government sales. Though U.S. has got rid of almost $1.8 billion in surplus goods (15% more than last year) in fiscal 1956, increased buying because of lower farm prices boosted total hoard to $8.2 billion v. $7.1 billion at end of fiscal 1955.

MASS PICKETING and other forms of strike violence can be halted by states...

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