Business: All's Right in South Bend

South Bend, Ind. last week was in the throes of one of the worst winters in its history, yet hardly anyone talked about the weather. "With all these Larks around," said Studebaker-Packard's President Harold E. Churchill, "it's been like spring." Production of the Lark was up to 4,300 cars a week; total production for 1959 so far (61,000) was 12,000 ahead of the entire 1958 model year.

Some Said Die. South Bend, as well as Studebaker, has made a comeback with the Lark. Through most of 1958, the city and surrounding St. Joseph County constituted a "critical" unemployment area. As sales...

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