Business: Rubber-Tired Hoe

Still to achieve commercial importance is the extraordinary cotton-picking machine developed by the Rust brothers three years ago. Definitely a commercial success is another cotton machine with nearly as many social implications—the Dixie Cotton Chopper. Last week when several South American planters ordered cotton choppers, they could not be promised delivery sooner than next July, for Dixie Cultivator Corp. of Dallas was already working at capacity.

Cotton is planted in rows some three feet apart and when the plants are a few inches high they have to be thinned out into hills about twelve...

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