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"There's nothing amazing about what I've done. There are thousands of guys in the country who could do the same thing. Let more little fellows like myself have the subcontracts and you will really see the defense program roll. Even the machinery problem won't bother them. Those fellows can make their own. . . ."

Homer Clayton Price, who said this, is turning out $60,000 worth of aircraft accessories under subcontract for Cleveland's Pump Engineering Service Corp. (which makes hydraulic parts for Martin bombers). He is doing it with machine tools he built or converted himself. His...

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