Business & Finance: A Bomb on Norden

The famed Norden bombsight is so valued by the U.S. air forces that for long it was never left in a bomber, was always moved under armed guard. Last week, a Federal Grand Jury in Manhattan charged that Carl L. Norden Inc. (Inventor Norden is no longer associated with the company) took even greater precautions to protect its monopoly on manufacture of the sight. Result: production by other companies of the badly needed sight was blocked. The jury indicted the company, President Theodore H. Barth and Vice-President Ward B. Marvelle, along with Commander John D. Corrigan, U.S.N.R., Robert H. Wells and...

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