Business: We'll Call You

Seeking reasons for the auto slump, the Wall Street Journal pointed a finger at lazy salesmen in a memo to dealers: "There are hordes of people driving the streets today who are ready and able to buy a new car, if you'd only ask them." Last week the Journal got a rise out of William O. Neale, vice president for sales of Los Angeles' Harger-Haldeman, Plymouth-Chrysler-Imperial agency. Wrote Neale: "The fact is, our fellows don't spend time talking about the recession. They're too busy doing something about it—with phone calls, personal letters, direct-mail pieces. We'd like to invite you to drop...

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