Business: Tractor Boom

Under a Binghamton, N. Y. dateline last week United Press reported that local farmers were "shaking their heads in amazement" over a "mechanical contraption that plants and cultivates small garden crops." Apparently one of two things was true: 1) the farmers around Binghamton are a backward lot or 2) the U.P. dispatch was a gross exaggeration. The "mechanical contraption" was merely a modern tractor with a modern line of seeding and cultivating attachments—a McCormick-Deering made by International Harvester.

At the moment there is plenty of excitement in tractors but not in mechanical innovations....

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