OPINION: Innocent Abroad

When the U.S. Army sent six topflight industrialists on a tour of the western front recently, what it hoped to get to spur lagging U.S. production was a series of urgent eyewitness accounts of U.S. soldiers' performances and needs in the field. What it got from one of the eyewitnesses last week was quite another thing.

Frederick Coolidge Crawford, loquacious, sparkish president of Cleveland's potent Thompson Products, Inc. (aircraft and automotive valves, pistons and bearings) and board chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, was the witness whose evidence turned out...

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