Business & Finance: Hearts and Prices

One morning last week Mr. Francis Breese Davis Jr. looked at the newspaper. In 1909 Mr. Davis was hired by the du Ponts as a civil engineer. Since then he has had one du Pont job after another: black powder, sporting powder, guncotton. smokeless powder, cellulose. General Motors, Pyroxylin, safety glass. Four years ago the du Ponts gave him the toughest job of all: made him president of U. S. Rubber just a few months before the crash. U. S. Rubber, the only great non-Akron rubber company, has had a hard row to hoe,...

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