AUTOS: Remember the Dealer

Having had their business taken away from them by OPM's no-new-car order (TIME, Jan. 12), the 44,000 U.S. auto dealers last week were overwhelmed by universal solicitude. From all sides, new business opportunities and promises of help rained on them:

> Detroit's fast-growing Goebel Brewing Co., which seeks more distribution, ran a full-page trade-paper ad inviting the dealers to become beer barons. By using their idle showrooms, storage space, trucks and reputations, dealers were told they could build up profitable beer distributorships. This week Goebel had 30 applicants, was "amazed" by results....

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