Business & Finance: Celotex, Etc.

Cutting across the north seas the S. S. Chantier, bearing Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd and his 45 other Polar pilgrims with their two planes and accessory equipment, approached Tromso, Norway, last week. They planned to proceed to Kings Bay, Spitzbergen.

At Kings Bay they will erect for themselves temporary houses, the walls of which will be fortified with "Celotex." This Celotex is a synthetic wood made by the Celotex Co. of New Orleans by shredding sugar-cane residue remaining after the sugar has been abstracted. The shredded cane produces a fibre which is compressed...

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