Business & Finance: No Progress in Nylons

Nylon stockings, the U.S. woman's sheerest postwar dream, will not be on the market until after Japan is beaten. Once again textile specialists last week blasted all full-fashioned hopes.

E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., which turned out enough nylon for 84,000,000 pairs of stockings in 1941, is expanding production. But the Army has again upped nylon requirements. Current needs are still estimated at twice current supply.

For postwar, U.S. women are promised: enough nylon for 450,000,000 pairs of stockings.


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