Business: Wax Hunt

Last week Herbert F. Johnson Jr., president of S. C. Johnson & Son, posed in front of his two-motored Sikorsky Amphibian at Milwaukee Airport, informed newshawks that he was leading a 22,000 mile expedition into the wilds of Brazil. He was disturbed, he said, by a shortage of carnauba wax. With him were a Johnson research chemist, a Johnson purchasing agent, two pilots, field laboratory equipment, specimen cases, cinema cameras, guns, fishing rods. Heading for Para, Brazil, was Dr. B. E. Dahlgren, botany curator of Chicago's Field Museum. Although the expedition had the...

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