POSTWAR: The Cemesto Future

Vision of the future: in the abandoned cities, past the miles of empty apartment houses, private investors walk in desolation, clutching their worthless real-estate mortgages and municipal bonds. Overhead the sky is dark with airplanes—countless helicopters, aerial busses, cheap little air lizzies transporting workers to their country homes, their three-day work week over.

This is the vision of short, hardheaded, vigorous Bror Gustave Dahlberg (62), president of Celotex Corp. No idle dreamer, artist's son Dahlberg promoted the original company which developed an insulating board out of a waste product (sugar cane...

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