Science: Ford at Wheel

Hale and ebullient in a grey tweed suit and straw hat, Henry Ford stepped briskly into the powerhouse of his huge River Rouge plant one morning last week accompanied by Son Edsel and other princes of his empire. The wiry, old motor manufacturer, who will be 73 next week, stopped to chat with newshawks, glancing fondly and frequently at a newly installed steam turbine generator towering 21 ft. from the floor.

As part of his $37,000,000 expansion and modernization program, Mr. Ford needed more current for welding and melting. His new 110,000-kilowatt generator increases the...

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