AUTOMOBILES: Plastic Fords

For ten years whooping moppets have whanged rubber and composition automobiles into other toy automobiles, table legs, baseboards. Thought many a fenderdented father: "If our car were only like that!" dismissed the wish as fantastic.

But last week this wish neared the border line of reality. Henry Ford, 77, gleefully swung an ax with all his lanky might against the plastic rear end of a special Ford car. Then he pointed to the un dented, unmarred finish, announced his company would be mass-producing plastic-bodied automobiles in at least one, at most three years....

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