Business: 1,000 Planes a Month?

Fortnight ago three freighters, crammed with 60-odd fighting planes for Britain and France, cast off from the Bollards at San Pedro, Calif., and stood out past Point Fermin to sea. Before they passed Catalina two Canadian destroyers steamed up with bones in their teeth, slowed to freighter's pace, headed south in convoy toward the Panama Canal.

Next day President Roosevelt's neutrality proclamation put the lid on any more shipments until Congress should revise the neutrality act. To planemakers this meant little. In taking over $100,000,000 worth of foreign orders in recent months, they had...

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