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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 2 (Nov. 1964)

Necrology,   pp. 36-[39]


Page [39]


Is it possible that a builder of
space simulation equipment
has a hand in Becky Hull's
ballet lesson?
You'd expect that the leading maker of arc carbons that pro-
duce the brilliant light for projecting motion pictures would be
called upon to duplicate the sun's rays in space simulation
chambers. These chambers are used to test space devices,
such as the communications satellites and space vehicles...
and even the astronauts themselves.
  And it probably wouldn't surprise you to learn that a com-
pany that produces half a dozen different types of plastics
would also create an anti-static agent as part of the vinyl
plastic it developed for phonograph records. This keeps dust
from sticking to record surfaces. The sound is improved. The
record lasts longer. And Becky Hull's ballet lessons are per-
formed to music that's more faithfully reproduced.
  But would space simulation equipment and better
materials for phonograph records come from one
company? Indeed they would, in the unusual case
of the company known as Union Carbide.
  All kinds of seemingly unlikely side-by-side activities turn up
at Union Carbide every day. As a leader in metals and alloys,
it developed a new, stronger stainless steel, and among the
results are better subway cars for New York City. In cryo-
genics, it manufactures the equipment for a technique in brain
surgery based on the use of supercold liquid nitrogen. Its
consumer products include "Eveready" brand batteries and
"Prestone" brand anti-freeze. And it is one of the world's most
diversified private enterprises in the field of atomic energy.
  In fact, few other corporations are so deeply involved in
so many different skills and activities that will affect the
technical and production capabilities of our next
century.
And we have a feeling that Becky Hull's future is
just as bright as ours.
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, 270 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10017. IN CANADA:
UNION CARBIDE CANADA LIMITED, TORONTO
Divisions: Carbon Products, Chemicals; Consumer Products, Food Products,
International, Linde, Metals, Nuclear, Olefins, Ore, Plastics, Silicones
and Stellite.
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   UNION
 CARBIDE
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