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George Washington Carver begins experimenting with peanuts as cash crop

peanutsGeorge Washington Carver, director of the department of agricultural research at the Tuskegee Institute, continues his ventures in soil improvement and diversification of crops to further the case of the peanut s role in the southern economy. What does the future hold for this nut? We're not so sure yet, but it does look promising. You may be eating many more peanuts in the next few years if Carver s experiments work out. Read more.

Carl Jung vs. Sigmund Freud The battle comes to a head

Sigmund_Freud_AncianoThe simmering feud between Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud blew up today, as Jung resigned as president of the Psychiatrists' Association, saying that his breach with Freud has become irrevocable. Although Freud was originally Jung s mentor, the two disagreed sharply about the role of sexual instincts in governing human behavior. Read more.

Not much progress made in methods of street cleaning

streetMany city dwellers have been upset that not much progress has been made in the machinery and methods of street cleaning in American cities. This is unlikely to change soon, as street cleaning departments continue to struggle with removal and disposal of snow from the streets. According to Samuel Whinery, a civil engineer in New York, Since the advent of street-flushing wagons and horse-power squeegees, little that is new or novel in street cleaning machinery or appliances has come into use. Read more.

In Honor of Opening Day

baberuthdebutPitcher George Herman (Babe) Ruth, in his first game as a member of the Boston Red Sox, failed to reach base in two attempts. However, his 11 strikeouts propelled Boston to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a game that lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes. Ruth, batting eighth, yielded 8 hits in 7 innings, and held four-time batting champion Napoleon (Nap) Lajoie to no hits in four at bats. Read more.