Business: Work Begins

Last week the U. S. rearmament program was still largely in the blueprint stage. But up & down the economy, certain factories, from steel to handkerchiefs, were beginning to stir to the increasing drum roll of orders, real and promised.

Airplanes. Ever since he told reporters that he could build 1,000 airplanes a day, Henry Ford's return to the aircraft business (he stopped making Ford tri-motors in 1932) has been waited for. Last week he and his production chief, tough, profane Charles E. Sorensen, were stroking their chins over a variety of projects— high-powered Rolls-Royce engines, shot-welded Duralumin fuselages, even plastics. From...

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