Business: Dear Silk

Every Wednesday morning in Wilmington (Del.), home town of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a score-odd lingerie shops and department stores put on sale new shipments of nylon stockings. As soon as the doors are open Wilmington women rush in like so many hens at feed time. And though each customer must tell her name, give a Wilmington address, and buy no more than three pairs, nightfall finds few pairs of nylon hose left on store shelves anywhere in Wilmington.

Nylon hose (made by independent mills from Du Pont synthetic fibre) cost...

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