Science: Farmers' Friends

Helena Springer Green Raskob is the mother of eleven children, is the wife of a man who made 80 millionaires and who now manages the Brown Derby. She is also a farmer. Several years ago in her native Queen Anne's County, Maryland, she decided to turn two worn-out farms into a paying proposition. Patiently she coaxed the barren soil with flax seed. This season her determination was rewarded by 101 acres of flax, characterized by famed Flax Expert George Lowry, as "the finest flax I ever saw." Neighboring farmers were, in turn, skeptical, respectful, imitative; flax raising has been raised from...