National Geographic : 1938 Dec
rhotographl rom tKeren tiayesod, Ltd. ONE JEW FIGHTS ARABS; THE OTHER, MOSQUITOES! Much of Palestine, being high, dry, and rocky, is free of mosquitoes. In lower regions, however, such as the Jordan Valley and the flat coastal plains, stagnant water in ditches and marshes breeds the "wiggle tails." Malaria has been much reduced by oil spraying and other control work. Photograph byW.Robert Moore "WEIGHINGHIS HAND!" SAYS THE LENS And look at the scales-ahomemade balance set, rigged from oldautomobile parts! Arabs are said to bequick atnumbers; they developed algebra. Prob ably only this Arab can figure how much, inpiasters, four vegetable marrows (long, tender gourds) cost when they weigh one bigand one little gear wheel!