Business: Guayule Rubber

For many purposes rubber from the guayule shrub is better than tree rubber, announced the U. S. Bureau of Standards last week after long research with chemists of the Intercontinental Rubber Co. This company (Charles Hamilton Sabin, chairman of the Guaranty Trust Co., is also its chairman) has been cultivating this shrub (the only shrub that so far has been commercialized) in Mexico, California, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi. Thomas Alva Edison has an experimental farm in Florida. Others work in Texas. The shrub thrives in arid regions, and can be cultivated and harvested by machines. Last year guayule shrubs yielded...

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