AUTOS: On the Slow Road

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At Hollywood's imperial-sized Palladium ballroom. 1,850 members of the Los Angeles Motor Car Dealers Association gathered for a $5-a-plate breakfast and a lecture from one of the industry's top salesmen. After the ham and scrambled eggs, Chevrolet National Advertising Director William G. Power, as fervent a car salesman as ever lived, gave the dealers representing every U.S. make his considered opinion of the current state of the U.S. auto business. Said Bill Power: "Gentlemen, for 30 long years I've spent my life trying to kick hell out of Ford and...