Science: Blow the Bugs Down

News about a machine to fight the dreaded boll weevil is spreading fast through the cotton country. The inventor is Alex R. Nisbet, 83, a spry, glittering-eyed, retired cotton planter who for the past few years has been tinkering around a machine shop in Plainview, Tex. The Department of Agriculture in Washington hao never heard of him, but farmers in his neighborhood have gathered that he proposes to blow the weevils off the cotton. Last week he was ready to talk.

Nisbet's machine is designed not only to blow the bugs down but to bag...

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