Chrysler's Sideshow

The Chrysler Corporation gave the U.S. its first good look last week at its defense effort which is tremendous.

Every August newspapermen are invited to Detroit for a preview of Chrysler's new models (see p. 57). This year the preview was mostly tanks, bomber fuselages, anti-aircraft guns, Army trucks. When, at the end of a six-hour tour of defense production, a Chrysler official sarcastically suggested that the newspapermen might also want to see the new cars, a wag said: "Yeah, we might as well have a look at the by-product."

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