Business: Ford and Aircraft

Fortnight ago, when anti-war Henry Ford refused to build 6,000 Rolls-Royce airplane engines for Britain along with 3,000 for the U. S., he disappeared from the airplane engine picture so far as the Defense Advisory Commission in Washington was concerned. His offer to build 1,000 airplanes a day, generously discounted by airplane manufacturers, was all but forgotten. And last week the order was offered to Packard. But Henry Ford had not counted himself out of the problem of national defense.

Without a U. S. order for either planes or motors in prospect, Ford went right ahead to tackle the job. In Michigan...

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