AUTOS: The Big Shake

For weeks the corridors of Detroit's General Motors Building buzzed with rumors. President Charles Erwin Wilson had been very busy—and very quiet. G.M.'s top brass, so the gossip went, was in for the biggest shake-up in years. This week the shaking started. The biggest shake of all was given Harlow H. ("Red") Curtice, 55, the slight, reserved general manager of the Buick Motor division. He was moved up to the newly created job of G.M. executive vice president in charge of all nonproduction activities except finance (labor relations, public relations, etc.) The...

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