NEW PRODUCTS: Milium & Maleic

From the fertile brains of U.S. inventors came these new products last week:

¶ A chemical (maleic hydrazide), developed by U.S. Rubber Co., which kills crab grass, also retards the growth of a lawn without damaging it, thus reducing the necessity for frequent mowing.

¶ Men's socks woven by Burlington Mills of nylon and Vicara, a new wool-like, mothproof synthetic, made from field corn. Vicara is reported to outwear wool, does not shrink, and sells for around 83¢ a lb. v. wool's $2 to $3 a lb.

¶ Coats lined with fabric metalized by the Milium process, which are...

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