Business & Finance: National Auto Show

Last week's preludes to the National Automobile Show in Manhattan this week & next:

Howard Earle Coffin (Hudson-Essex consulting engineer) entertained President & Mrs. Coolidge on Sapeloe Island.

John North Willys (Willys-Knight, Stearns-Knighf, Whippet) introduced his daughter Virginia to society with a very large Manhattan ball.

William Crapo Durant (Locomobile, Durant) paid out $30,000 for essays on a plan "for making the 18th (Prohibition) Amendment effective."

Henry Ford (Ford, Lincoln) was quoted as saying, astoundingly: "I am sure they [ancient peoples] had the automobile, the radio, the airplane—everything that we have, or its equivalent, and...

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