Brother, We're Retreading

The rationing of new tires announced by OPA last week was a blessing and a boon to some 4,500 little businessmen. For years the poor relation and black sheep of the U.S. rubber industry, the retreading business has suddenly become the white hope of U.S. car owners.

Said Cleveland's Roy Snyder, 15 years a retreader: "The rush is on. It's like the Klondike. No use answering my phone. I can't handle the business." Retreaders throughout the U.S. said the same. Equally unfamiliar to them was the new type of clientele: chauffeurs instead of truck drivers, Honest John Citizen instead...

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