AVIATION: Strange Cargo

Henry Ford announced last fortnight that war or no war, he is in the airplane-manufacturing business for keeps. So is General Motors.

Pessimists think that the U.S.'s enormously expanded aircraft capacity will produce little after World War II except unemployment. Optimists think otherwise. Some expect the personal plane to become as common as the automobile. (General Motors, through its subsidiary General Aircraft Corp. in Lowell, Mass., is already experimenting with a "spin-proof" cheap plane.) But to absorb U.S. big-plane capacity, a whole new industry must come to the aid of the passenger...

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