Business: Old Gentleman in Detroit

Last week Ford Motor Co. announced that 1937 had been its second best year since 1930, with a total world production of 1,314,369 units. In another respect, however—public relations—1937 was perhaps the worst year in Ford history. Once universally regarded as a model employer, in 1937 Henry Ford saw himself and his company held up to hatred in a suddenly labor-conscious nation. Only fortnight ago came an adverse ruling on his labor policies by the National Labor Relations Board. But Henry Ford has not merely a genius for building machines; he also has,...