Time Clock, may 13, 1957

RAIL-FARE HIKE will send up first-class tickets by 15% on six eastern lines. Together with recent 5% raise, this makes total 20% boost approved by ICC in 1957, brings per-mile first-class rates to 5.67¢ v. 4.73¢ on Jan. 1.

OVERTIME PAY will be eliminated on aircraft defense contracts, except for ballistic missiles and high-priority jobs approved in advance by Air Force. Defense Department's order will cut costs (average aircraft-factory worker earns $10.84 weekly overtime) but aggravate engineer shortage, now so acute that until recently California planemakers kept engineers on steady overtime. BIGGEST SHOPPING CENTER in southeast U.S. will be built...

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