AUTOS: Shrouds for Brightwork

All U.S. automobiles made after New Year's Day will be sans nickel, chromium or aluminum brightwork. This was the decision made last week at a three-hour Washington confab between the automakers and civilian supply boss Leon Henderson.

The formal order, to be issued very soon, will forbid the use of nickel, chromium, copper or aluminum in nonfunctional automobile parts. These are the principal materials in the huge shiny grilles, glistening hub caps and sparkling trim which garnish the 1942 models. An important exception: bumpers, tagged "functional" after an acrimonious Government-industry semantic fight....

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