ARMAMENT: Upheaval at the Arsenal

Plainly, something was gravely wrong at the Detroit Arsenal, the biggest tank manufacturer in the U.S. During World War II, in an 18-month period, Chrysler had not only built the plant from the ground up, but turned out 729 completed tanks.* Yet in 18 months of Korean war, the Army Ordnance Department, starting with a fully equipped plant, had turned out far fewer tanks. Last week Secretary of the Army Frank Pace Jr. took drastic action to set things right: he announced that he is taking the plant away from Army Ordnance and turning it over to Chrysler.

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