Science: Up from the Mud

The astonishing news came from Wilmington, Del. this week that scientists have discovered how to eliminate mud. The secret: a chemical treatment that keeps soil dry in spite of hell & high water.

Developed by the Hercules Powder Co., which worked on the problem for many years, the new method involves a powdered resin called Stabinol. The powder is spread on the soil, a few pounds per square yard; then it is harrowed in six inches deep and the soil is packed hard with a steam roller. The result is a smooth, dry surface that...

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