Time Clock, Mar. 24, 1958

ATOMIC POWER may be speeded soon by AEC after hot congressional pressure to build more plants (TIME, Feb. 10). AEC would boost spending on civilian program from $124.3 million annually to about $200 million in next five years. Items: better research to cut high cost of uranium fuel, more Government money to build three new advanced reactors, higher price paid by AEC for byproduced plutonium to give industry healthier profit.

DRESS PRICES will creep up by summer as result of 8% wage increase won in dress strike (TIME, March 17).


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