WPB lifted the ceiling on automobile production, and Detroit's race to get there first with the most was on:

¶Ford had cleanly scooped the industry, was already producing up to 80 Fords a day; the first Mercurys and Lincolns are due about Oct. 1.

¶The first Packards are due after Sept. 15.

¶ General Motors' Cadillacs, Buicks and Pontiacs will begin to roll off the assembly lines in late September; Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles, after Oct. 1.

¶ Hudsons began to roll last week; Studebakers are due in early October; Nashes about Oct. 1; Graham-Paiges not...

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