Business: Detroit's Total Revolution

The fuel crunch and federal demands speed the shift to smaller models

"Almighty God," intoned the solemn speaker, "we thank thee for the wheel. For the person who made it into a vehicle. For those who produce it. And bless us who use it. Amen."

For the 550 dark-suited industrialists who stood with bowed heads, the unusual invocation by Detroit City Councilman David Eberhard was as right and natural as the Pledge of Allegiance. The prayer opened the weekly luncheon of the Economic Club of Detroit, the automobile capital of the world, and never before...

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