Production #2276. A broke scholar bargains to marry a headstrong woman in exchange for tuition. Once his career is established, however, he begins to reconsider his decision. Commercials celebrating twenty years of DuPont Nylon.
Written on verso: The golden glow of drama by Estevez, a young and talented designer who has never underestimated drama in fashion. He knows what a long stole can do to vary the lines of a shirred top ball dress with panel back. He also knows the feeling of airy and romantic moonlight that can be caught by the play of lights on this gauzy gold and white evening gown-made in a dramatic sheer of nylon and 'Chromeflex' yarn of metallized 'Mylar' polyester film. This is the kind of dress men understand. This item is priced at approximately $265.
Text from image: 'Ask Questions -- There's only one way to Learn -- ask questions! There's only one way to Avoid Mistakes -- ask questions! There's only one way to get it right -- ask the man who knows. Remember what you're told!'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964 (former owner), Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc. (photographer)
Text on verso: 'Taking the pylon turns banked like this, J.C. Newlin led the 25-mile race in the Philadelphia American Legion Air Races, PA, but his motor sputtered and he lost to Henry Little, who also knows how to take turns.'
This is a nylon intermediates unit at DuPont's Sabine River Works where modern high pressure techniques convert products of Texas' oil industry into chemicals used by other DuPont plants in the manufacture of nylon yarn and plastics. In the manufacture of the nylon intermediates, as well as methanol and plastic molding material knows as Alathon polyethylene resin, the plant employs 1,907 men and women. It is operated by DuPont's Polychemicals Department.
Aerial view of the Victoria Plant ten miles south of where the DuPont Company uses products of the petroleum industry, chiefly butadiene and natural gas, to manufacture a chemical knows as adiponitrile, employed in the manufacture of nylon. Completed under an overall expansion program on which DuPont has spent almost 550 million dollars in the last five years, the Victoria Plant went into production in May, 1951. Meanwhile construction had begun of facilities to double its capacity. The new unit is expected to start operations late in 1951. The Victoria Plant ships adiponitrile to the company's Sabine River Works near Orange, Texas which in turn supplies nylon intermediates chemicals to DuPont yarn and plastics plants.
Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 (correspondent), Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 (correspondent)
Du Pont expresses regret that the incident at Charleston will irrevocably damage his ability to advance the officers who had served under his command. He believes that with the order to attack Charleston he had 'been called upon to make bricks without straw and dimmed my previous standing because I would not succeed.' However, he feels he has served the country and its cause by saving the fleet and coast, and in the process conducted an experiment with the ironclads that may prove useful in preparing for any foreign war. He has not yet heard anything from the Department of the Navy since the attack, but he knows that the 'slanderers who have poisoned or attempted to poison the public mind' are in the sympathy of the Department. Du Pont plans to withdraw, hoping to go home in May and arrange to give up the squadron.