Autos: The Salesman

General Motors Corp. owes its dominance of the auto world to its envied system of collective management, accomplished through a series of interlocking committees. The System has so many checks built in that it never produces a wrong decision so disastrous that it cannot recover, and it never allows one man to become absolute boss. But it has produced strong men, and one of them was Harlow Herbert Curtice, G.M. President from 1953 to 1958, who died last week of a heart attack in his home in Flint, Mich.

A supersalesman with boundless enthusiasm, "Red" Curtice had an almost unerring instinct...

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