GOVERNMENT: Less Oil in the Hair

The main jobs of the Federal Trade Commission are to clamp down on misleading advertising and, dig up cases of monopoly. Because it is much easier to spot a fake ad than to dig up evidence for a full-fledged antitrust suit, FTC has felt moved to skimp on its more important trustbusting job; it has recently used its august powers on such piddling tasks as telling 1) Northwestern Extract Co. to stop claiming that "Grape Sparkle" contains real grape juice, 2) a small greeting-card company to stop describing its cards as "plateless engraved," and 3) International Laboratories, Inc. to...