Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background, farming and oil drilling. One-room schoolhouse. High school and interest in amateur radio.
College Education 4
Grove City College and developing interest in chemistry. Chemical engineering at Case Institute of Technology; faculty and course structure. Meeting with Herbert Dow.
Dow Chemical Company 10
Analytical laboratory. Herbert Dow's management style. John Grebe and the Dow physics laboratory. The seawater bromine process. Automatic control. Sodium as electrical conductor. Ferric chloride as coagulant and etchant. Styrene, purity and polymerization; publication of monograph. Wartime production and staff training program. Fact-finding mission to Germany at end of hostilities. Postwar plastics development. Director of research at Dow Chemical.