Foreign News: Bathtub Cars

Henry Ford watched pensively, last week, while a line of motor cars no bigger than bathtubs moved briskly toward completion in the huge, humming plant of Morris Motors Ltd., at Cowley, England.

Because there is a crushing British tax on engines of Ford dimensions, the tiny and lightly taxed Morris-Cowleys are bought in preference to Fords by thrifty Britons.

Through minute after minute Henry Ford watched the swift, straight, line of bathtub-cars with a fascinated gaze. "You

English," he observed at last, "are further ahead here than most Americans realize." Formal entertainment proffered last week to the visiting Motor Man (TIME, April 16, 23)...

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