When Johnny Comes Riding Home

All that Americans must do to get the car they have always wanted is to win the war. The scrapping of present dies for munitions (TIME, May 18) and war's speed-up of industrial invention are bringing extraordinary changes nearer. Soon after war's end, Americans will be able to ride in cars that look like a tear drop, an egg, or a flatiron.

Like the gunner in a Flying Fortress, they may look out through a transparent plastic top. Car bodies may be of plastic panels, tougher than steel. Tires, smaller than now, may...