National Geographic : 1939 Jan
SCIENCE "GILDS THE ORANGE BLOSSOM" Texas Agricultural Experiment Station near Weslaco has introduced and developed citrus and other fruits for the Delta. Having brushed on to the blossoms of the Chamouti orange tree pollen from other varieties, W. H . Friend, superintendent of the station, is "bagging" them for protection. An immigrant from Palestine, the Chamouti fruit is the standard of perfection, but it must be "blended" with other types to bear prolifically here. Photographs byB.Anthony Stewart A BALCONY SEAT AT THE RODEO Both mounted sight-seers and knothole peekers are watching an exhibi tion staged as a part ofthe midwinter "Charro Days" festival atBrowns ville. The performers and their four-footed assistants were imported, for with the development offruit growing and vegetable farming the Delta ceased to be a "cow country." Just outside the irrigated region cattle raising, with its large ranches, isstill the number one industry.