Science: Sun's Plan

In Philadelphia, Sun Oil Co., which had held out a helping hand to gas-rationed eastern-seaboard motorists, last week had it bitten off half way to the elbow.

The company suggested a mechanical idea which, it claimed, would save a third of the gas consumed by any healthy car. It sounded simple: just shut off half the cylinders (alternate ones in the firing order) by permanently closing intake and exhaust valves, closing the spark plug gaps, adjusting the carburetor to fit the decreased flow of fuel, etc. Five standard six-and eight-cylinder cars thus adjusted and...

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