MANUFACTURING: Good News

Earnings report of Chrysler Corp. last week vied with those of the aircraft industry (see col. 2) as the most comfortable reading in the U. S. for businessmen. The good news was announced by squarejawed, round-tummied K. T. Keller, president of Chrysler, who published a sensational report. Chrysler's sales for six months were up 82% from $188,125,465 last year to $342,788,293. But its profits were up fivefold, from $5,709,599 to $25,345,771. While the industry's car and truck sales rose 47.1% above the first half of 1938, Chrysler's rose 56.1% (the industry excluding...

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