National Geographic : 1953 Feb
© National Geographic Society A+ Thousand-pound Pigs of Aluminum May Soon Become Airplanes Powered by natural gas, Kaiser Aluminum's Chal mette plant will produce 40 percent as much electricity as Hoover Dam. It will use more water than New Orleans and make 400,000,000 pounds of aluminum a year, much of it for national armament. 182 Kodachromes by National Geographic I'hotograpner Justin IA!oKC + United Fruit Company Unloads Green Bananas from Honduras Stems like these average 90 pounds. One company alone imported 7,000,000 stems in 1951. Kept at about 54° F., the bananas ripen but little in transit. Later they mellow almost a week at 620 to 68° in air conditioned warehouses.