MODERN LIVING: Mow It Yourself

In Baxter Springs, Kans. last week, engineers of the Root Co. demonstrated a power lawnmower which hardly needs an operator. After being run once around the lawn, the mower is steered by an electronic feeler which is guided by the uncut long grass. The mower, to be made for Fairbanks, Morse next year, will probably sell for $300.

The machine is the latest gadget of the power garden tool business, an industry that has sprung up like crab grass since the war. All over the U.S. last week, men were revving up their power mowers and heading into the wild...

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