Time Clock, Sep. 1, 1958

AUTO SLOWDOWN is hitting Detroit just as 1959 production starts. Some 5,600 United Auto Workers left jobs in five plants last week in worst labor trouble since industry's contracts expired three months ago. Companies figure U.A.W. President Walter Reuther is flexing his muscles, expect more brief strikes.

HIGHWAY BILLBOARDS will be limited on new 41,000-mile U.S. highway network, if Commerce Secretary Weeks has his way. Weeks wants signs restricted to 60 sq. ft., wants them located within twelve miles of advertiser's business, which rules out most brand-name ads. States that accept limitations will get extra .5% subsidy for highway costs.


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