Ford Motor Company involved in Detroit politics
Ford Refuses Loan After Detroit Rejects His Car (Special to The Eagle.) Detroit, Aug. 14 Beeause the city council has contracted to purchase seven Cadillac cars for use as police "fliers," although the Ford-made: Ford-made: Ford-made: Lincoln defeated the Cndlllcf and all other contenders In competitive speed tests held by the city, the Ford Motor Co. has Informally withdrawn its offer to loan Detroit many millions millions cf dollars ut a low rate of Interest. Interest. Edhcl B. Foru, son of Henry, ami president of the Ford and Lincoln Motor Car Companies, has announced announced that the organization will also enter the political campaign next fall with the object of defeat-lng defeat-lng defeat-lng five councllnien who voted for the Cadillac purchase. An order temporarily restraining the ritv from carrying out the contract contract with the Cadillac Company hai. been obtained in Circuit Court, and a hearing on a petition for a permanent permanent Injunction will be heard Aug. 17. The Fords say the city was morally and legally bound to be guided by the results of the competitive competitive tests, eveo though the Cadillac, Cadillac, hid was slightly lower. Mavor Frank K. Doremus upholds upholds this contention. He vetoed the Cadillac contract, but was overridden overridden by the council. Before the falling out. the city had planned to borrow $.1,000,000 from the Ford Motor Co.