ITALY: Blight to Ford

Commendatore Cella, General Manager of Isotta-Fraschini Motors, Inc. beamed cheerfully in his Milan office last week, admitted that negotiations were successfully under way whereby the aristocratic Isotta company would manufacture Fords, importing 30% of the parts from the U. S., making the rest in an extension of their Milan plant. Undecided is a scheme whereby Isotta Co., already the largest manufacturer of airplane motors in Italy, would turn out trimotored Ford planes as well.

Fascists were fearful lest a vital Italian War industry, motor-making, fall into foreign hands. A blast from Il...

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