Business & Finance: Westward G.M.

By a quiet shuffle of topside organization, the job of directing General Motors Corp. moved west last week from New York to Detroit. Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. stepped down as G.M.'s chief executive officer (but held onto his board chairmanship). President Charles Erwin Wilson stepped up, will now run G.M. from Detroit with the help of a new operations policy committee.

The making of financial policy was left in Manhattan. But henceforth all decisions on production will be made by Wilson. He will also lay down the policy for G.M.'s public relations, which were none too well handled during the G.M. strike....