Business & Finance: Cotton Yarn

U. S. cotton trade men refused to cotton to a yarn told in London last week. However, observers who realize how effective scientific search can be (see page 40) were not so skeptical. The story went this way:

Eight years ago some Englishmen in British Guiana saw a bird building a nest of cotton-like material. They kept close watch and found the bird picking a certain plant, stripping it and treating it. They brought seeds and roots of the plant to England, cultivated them in Essex and Sussex. By next July three to four million...

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