AUTOS: Weird Collection

To the mounting chorus of complaints about U.S. cars were added the voices last week of Harvard University's Economist Sumner Slichter and Labor Leader Walter Reuther. Slichter (who drives a 1951 Ford) expressed hope that automakers, burned by "the unattractiveness of the 1958 cars," now will "come forward with models that meet the people's fancy and small, economical cars that may become the rage." One trouble with the auto industry, Slichter advised the Senate Finance Committee, is "the weird collection of headlights, fins, tails, wings, etc., that is called an automobile in...

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