Autos: Forward Looking at Chrysler

A year ago, feisty Detroit Lawyer Sol Dann, self-styled "gadfly" of the Chrysler Corp., consumed 70 solid minutes of Chrysler's annual stockholders' meeting with vividly phrased denunciations of the company's management. Last week, at Chrysler's 1962 meeting, Dann held himself down to a scant 43 minutes—which he filled with innumerable punning compliments ("Love begets love") to Chrysler's new management team headed by Chairman George Love, 61. Mused Love wryly: "I wonder what he would have done if my name was Smith." If Love's name were Smith, stockholders would probably be just as pleased by the solid, dollars-and-cents evidence suggesting...

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