Time Clock, Jan. 6, 1958

CIGARETTE SMOKERS are spending more than ever but getting less tobacco. Although U.S. cigarette production puffed to record 441 billion in 1957, total tobacco output dipped 23% from 1956 to postwar low of 1,680 million Ibs. Five years ago makers rolled out 325 cigarettes per Ib. of tobacco; in 1957 they manufactured 360 per Ib. by using filters and homogenized tobacco leaf (TIME, June 18, 1956).

THREE-DAY WEEKEND will be tried by Longren Aircraft Co. of Torrance, Calif., which believes it is first company to do so. Its 498 workers will take one three-day...

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