Business: Willkie on British Business

Wendell L. Willkie waited until he was back in Manhattan last week to give his answer to a question topmost in the mind of many a U. S. businessman: Is war socializing British industry? In his ten days in England, Willkie had talked with hundreds of businessmen—from a dart-playing bricklayer named Albert Phillips to William Edward Rootes, "the British Alfred Sloan," President of The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. He had visited 50 factories (in London. Coventry. Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Sheffield, Nottingham, etc.). From the evidence so gathered, ex-Businessman Willkie...

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