FILTER SMOKES grabbed record 50.5% of booming U.S. cigarette market in 1959 (up from 46.1% a year ago), reports tobacco industry's top consultant, Harry M. Wootten. The five top sellers:
Camel (nonfilter) Pall Mall (nonfilter) Winston (filter) Lucky Strike (nonfilter) Kent (filter)
Profits of U.S. cigarette makers jumped 8.8% to $197 million in first nine months of 1959.
100 MILLION PASSENGERS, up from 1959's 95 million, will fly world's airways this year, predicts International Air Transport Association.
320 STOCK SPLITS in 1959 set a record. Previous high was 181 in 1955. Forty split proposals are al ready...