Rayon Scrimmage

At first reading, it looked like the chance of a lifetime. A rayon mill took a one-column display ad in the new York Times to hunt a "person of exceptional ability" to sit on its board of directors. Starting salary: $25,000 a year. All anyone had to do to land the job was get the company 15,000 Ibs. a month of four different kinds of rayon yarn. Only the textile industry knew what that condition meant: an extreme improbability. By last week, rayon yarn was so scarce that the scramble for it made the 1946 nylon search look...

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