Business: Goodyear Dammed

It looked last week as if Harvey Samuel Firestone had acquired a new spear for his running joust with the mail-order tire. To Harvey Firestone, an embattled individualist, all the woes of the rubber world are compressed in the cheap tires which his three big competitors — Goodyear, Goodrich and U. S. Rubber — manufacture but which the mail-order houses (and a few chainstores) sell under their own brand name (TIME, April 10). Harvey Firestone's spears in the past have been price-cuts and letters to his stockholders impaling his Akron neighbors. This time...

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