Business & Finance: Let's Go, Dutch

Once someone asked North American Aviation's able president, James Howard ("Dutch") Kindelberger, about North American's prospects at war's end. Said he: "It will be like taking a full-grown eagle and attempting to stuff him back into a hummingbird's egg—without breaking the shell."

Dutch Kindelberger got his war-grown eagle back into the shell by cutting his payroll from 97,000 to 4,964, letting go all but his West Coast plant. By last week North American was breaking out of the shell again. It had leased from the Government, and started to move into, the 500,000-sq.-ft....

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