National Geographic : 1934 Oct
WHERE CASH IS SCARCE AND LABOR SO CHEAP, WHY BUY RICE MILLS? Just lift the blunt stick and let it fall into the mortar hewn from a log. That hulls the rice. Winnow it then by shaking the pannier in the breeze, which blows all chaff away. Then pour the clean grain into the old oil can, and threshing is over-a process as old as rice growing. Photographs byClifton Adams NATURE FURNISHESMUCH WILD FOOD, BUT THE HAITIAN MUST WORK TOPROCESS SOME OFIT This man is grating manioc root tomake cassava flour. Inthebasket are manioc roots, shaped like long, slim sweet potatoes. Besides being used in making bread, the cassavaflour isalso converted into starch and serves for laundering white clothes.