Foreign News: Ford First

Queried an eager correspondent of Henry Ford over the telephone: "Do you know, sir, that the Chinese are sending you an invitation? They want you to become Honorary Economic Advisor to their new National Government!"

Six months ago Henry Ford, through his Shanghai representative Thomas Lowry, put substantially this proposition to the Nationalists: "If I pay you in advance the customs dues on Ford cars to be shipped to China during the next five years, will you spend the money to build a modern motor highway between Shanghai and your new capital, Nanking?" (125 miles).

Naturally such an offer was not sneezed at...

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