Latest FEATS of the PLANT BREEDERS (Jul, 1936)
Honestly, I’m not that interested most agricultural articles, but that picture on the second page is way too good not to post.
Latest FEATS of the PLANT BREEDERS
TWENTY-FIVE per cent of the vegetables and annual fruits we eat were unknown ten years ago, says an agricultural authority.
Of course, he adds, common vegetables like peas and potatoes still look the same but we are now using improved strains that didn’t exist a decade past. Scientific plant breeding is continually creating new varieties of commercial plants that are larger, better flavored, more resistant to disease, or more desirable in other ways.
Few who buy ordinary cantaloupes in season, for example, know that the melons they get today are a brand new strain. Ten years ago cantaloupes were afflicted periodically by a mildew that caused the meat to resemble that of a leathery cucumber. Then a plant scientist discovered a relative of the melon family in India that was practically useless except for a strong resistance to mildew. As a result of a long breeding program this quality was joined with all the desirable features of the old cantaloupe in a new strain of fruit.
Lightweight, Transparent Rain Suit for Golfers (Oct, 1940)
It looks like she is defying God to strike her dead with a lightning bolt.
Lightweight, Transparent Rain Suit for Golfers
Protection from rain, without noticeable weight or interference with the wearer’s freedom of movement, is afforded golfers by a transparent rain suit. The suit consists of a long-sleeved jacket and trousers.
Wallpaper For Picture Backgrounds (Feb, 1949)
Nothing interesting, I just thought the picture was great.
Wallpaper For Picture Backgrounds
WALLPAPER is inexpensive, colorful, and picturesqueâ€”in short, it is ideal as a background for portraits, still life and table-top set-ups. It is best used when mounted on rolls. Use cardboard tubing of fairly large diameter, not less than 2 in. across. Short tubes can be lengthened by splicing two sections together over a length of narrower tubing.
Before cutting the roll of wallpaper into lengths, make sure that the patterns will match. To do this, first cut a strip to the desired length and lay it out on the floor or table. Then unroll the next strip alongside the first and shift it up or down until the pattern matches.