Business: Commando Raid

A Navy plane flew into Detroit's City Airport from Washington one noon last week. Out hopped a Navy officer, a bulging brief case under his arm. He stepped into a car, sped to the Navy's $60,000,000 arsenal, operated by the Hudson Motor Car Co. There he pulled sheaves of mimeographed notices from his brief case, ordered them distributed to arsenal officials and workers. The notice: "The Navy Department has determined that it is to the best interests of the Government to change the operating management of the Naval Ordnance Plant."

In this curt manner,...

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