Business & Finance: Sproutings

With spring come sproutings of ideas about the motor car industry —from salesmen of cars and of securities and from men in the street:

That manufacturers not allied with General Motors or with Ford are about to merge for protection. Gossip, totally unverified, connects Packard, Dodge, Chrysler, Mack trucks, Fierce-Arrow,, Hudson and Chandler-Cleveland as potential factors of some such coalition. The kernel of fact is that promoters are constantly putting propositions to manufacturers, ideas which usually dissolve to nothing.

That Ford Motor Co. proposes to produce a gearshift car very soon. The basis...

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