BUSINESS ABROAD: The Honorable Tilton

Said one Tokyo silk exporter last week: "Among silk exporters the Honorable Tilton is on a level equal to the mulberry leaf and the silkworm." The Honorable Tilton is Marion Elizabeth Tilton, 35, the tall (5 ft. 9 in.), pretty Far East boss of Cohn-Hall-Marx (Cohama Fabrics). In the last ten years, almost singlehanded she has rewoven Japan's quality silk industry, putting it in shape to compete in the U.S. with the flood of postwar synthetics. Under the tutelage of the onetime New York model and wartime Red Cross girl, Japan's silk...

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