Among big new defense orders placed last week:
¶ General Motors' Buick Division got a $25 million contract to tool up to produce the British-designed J-65 Sapphire jet engine (TIME, Oct. 16) for U.S. fighters. The actual engine order (amount not revealed) is the biggest single defense contract ever received by Buick.
¶ G.M.'s Chevrolet Division got the first installment of its biggest defense order: a contract to produce jet engines for the Air Force. Production site: an idle plant at Tonawanda, N.Y., where Chevrolet turned out 60,766 Pratt & Whitney radial engines during World War II.
¶ Packard Motor Car Co....