National Affairs: Dress Rehearsal

William S. Knudsen is a big-boned, 60-year-old Danish-American who likes to make motorcars and more motorcars. If anything interferes with this procedure he gets uneasy, at times even uses words he learned in 1900 when, as a raw immigrant, he was a shipyard's reamer in a New York torpedo-boat plant at $1.75 a day.

Last week Mr. Knudsen, president of General Motors Corp. (at $325,000 per year) was definitely uneasy. The man who upped Chevrolet production from 76,000 to 480,000 cars in two seasons (1922-23), then caught and passed Ford, had suffered four full...

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