Time Clock, Dec. 21, 1959

PHONY TV ADVERTISING will come under closer watch by the FTC and the Justice Department. They have agreed to tighten prosecution against deceptive commercials in the food, drug and cosmetic fields. Convicted advertisers would face criminal penalties of up to $5,000 and six months in jail for a first offense. Second offenders would face a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

TYPEWRITER IMPORT BAN is sought by U.S. typewriter manufacturers. The Tariff Commission will investigate a petition from Smith-Corona Marchant and Royal McBee asking for a duty of 30% ad valorem per foreign machine, with a minimum fee of $10. Main...

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