MOTORS: The Missing Conspirators

Under the lights in a South Bend, Ind. courtroom one night last week sat 17 respectable business men, numb with the same chill apprehension that narrows the eyes of every accused man when his trial jury announces it is ready with its verdict. Hulking in their midst was bluff, red-faced President William S. Knudsen of General Motors Corp., nearby the slim figure of G. M. C.'s millionaire Board Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr. In the defendants' sanctuary around them sat 15 others: President John J. Schumann Jr., of General Motors Acceptance Corp.,...

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