A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 20, 1970

WE were talking about pollution, and he said, 'Well, it's a worldwide problem, no question about that. The Danube is the dirtiest damn river I ever saw. The rivers in Europe are all like that. The Mediterranean is filthy. And nobody wants to go to Acapulco. You can't swim in the bay any more. It's a worldwide problem!' " The speaker was Henry Ford II, and his listener was Detroit Bureau Chief Peter Vanderwicken, who was in the process of reporting this week's cover story on Ford and the new philosophy of social commitment that...

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