Tanks, Please

Ford officials in Detroit last week confirmed a portentous rumor: Ford will go into the manufacture of Army tanks —mediums like those that Chrysler now turns out at the rate of seven a day. Fortnight before, General Motors had announced that it was also getting ready to build mediums.

These announcements were encouraging to the Big Three's suppliers and workmen, now facing an anemic business prospect because of the cut in automobile production. To Britain and Russia, to the U.S. Armored Force, now busy building its fifth Panzer division, the news gave impetus to a Washington rumor: that within a...

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