Science: Corn Paper

The demonstration made in various places last week over the first publication of a book, a magazine and a newspaper* printed on paper made from corn stalks was rather perfervid. Yet enthusiasm was warranted. One to two tons of corn stover (stalks, leaves, husks) grow to an acre. Only a small percentage is good for silage. The rest rots, making a national waste of 100 to 150 million tons of good vegetable matter a year.

Last year Herbert Clark Hoover as Secretary of Commerce and William M. Jardine as Secretary of Agriculture asked Dr....