PERSONNEL: New Men in Old Jobs

Last week, to fill the gaps made by appointments to Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Defense Commission, the No. 1 motormaker, No. i steelmaker, both closed their ranks without fuss or confusion. From top-flight executives of General

Motors and U. S. Steel, directors had no trouble picking other men. Both choices were characteristic.

>G. M. is a production man's corporation. To fill the big shoes taken off by production wizard William Knudsen (who is on indefinite leave of absence), G. M.'s eye passed right over its host of lawyers, financial men, salesmen, engineers. The tap went to another production man: white-haired, taciturn...

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