Time Clock, Oct. 29, 1956

SMALL-BUSINESS LOANS will be speeded up by Small Business Administration to ease tight-money squeeze. S.B.A. now will allow its 15 regional directors-to approve credit up to $100,000 (v. $50,000 limit before), provided private banks put up 25% of the credit. Administration expects record 700 loan applications in October v. previous peak of 514 last June.

KOHLER CO., strike-bound for past 2½. years, has won round in its battle with Walter Reuther's U.A.W. N.L.R.B. examiner threw out unfair-labor-practice charges against Wisconsin plumbing-equipment maker because three U.A.W. trustees failed to sign non-Communist affidavits. However, full N.L.R.B. must still rule on case.


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