Into full production last week went one of the first new plants built especially for defense. It is long, low, windowless. air-conditioned, fireproof and allegedly bombproof, cost $1,000,000. Its site: Harvey, Ill. Its builder: the 60-year-old Buda (pronounced bewda) Co., a Diesel-building pioneer. Its product: a Diesel for U. S. Army tanks. The reason this plant reached full production last week was that an oil wildcatter was willing to take a chance.

Samuel Allen Guiberson, 67, is a ham-handed Texan who struck it rich in his early 205, built a sowell oil...

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