Business & Finance: Nut War

Pecans are grown in all but eleven States. They are kin to the hickory nut, whose popularity they supplanted. Vice President-elect John Nance Garner has six acres of pecan trees on his Texas ranch, and fortnight ago his Stuart pecans won first place at the West Texas Pecan Fair at Rising Star. His crop this year came to 1,000 lbs. Pound for pound, pecan meat is twice as nutritive as pork chops, five times as nutritive as veal. No other nut is so fatty. Southern cooks use pecans in their famed crisp pralines.


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