Science: Plows & Sacred Cows

Dr. Henry Garland Bennett, president of Oklahoma A & M and new chief of the Government's Point Four ("Technical Assistance") Program, gave an example last week of how Point Four could help the world's less fortunate people.

Two years ago, said Agriculturist Bennett, a former county agent from North Carolina named Horace Holmes went to India as an adviser on village improvement to the Indian government. He was sent to a bedraggled northern section of the country, where he concentrated on 100 square miles near Mahwa in the United Provinces.

The prospects at Mahwa were unpromising. Most of the people were illiterate, half-starved,...

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