National Geographic : 1960 Jan
Princetonians Relive D)ays .. of 1933 with the Families They Acquired in 25 Years Each spring the university welcomes some five thousand old grads. In 1958 one of them. I)r. Charles R. Erdman. attended his class's 72d re union. The blazered seniors of 1933 met at seminars, cavorted at a "fun and-kicks" dinner, and strutted in the "P-rade." Blair Hall's Gothic arch frames Lockhart Hall, a Princeton dormi tory, seen across the quadrangle. Finished in 1S97. Blair set the collegiate Gothic style that domi nates the 2,200-acre campus. Princeton enrollment is about 3,750 men. Woodrow Wilson, class of '79, served as the university's president from 1902 to 1910. KODACHROME BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER VOLKMAR WENTZEL 0 N.G .S. cially fond of south Jersey in August and September, when long lines of trucks, piled fantastically high with baskets of tomatoes, rumble endlessly over darkened streets on the way to canneries in a dozen towns. Aromatic spices and herbs fill the damp night air to make a visitor sleep well-or, if he doesn't like catsup, to make him see red. Far and away the largest tomato user is the Campbell Soup Company (pages 34-35). Campbell was founded in Camden in 1869: today the company has plants in nearly a dozen States and in Canada, England, and Italy. Executives l)ouble as Food Tasters Politely turning aside questions on production statis tics, Campbell constantly stresses quality. Each day Campbell plants throughout the country speed samples of their output to Camden by air. Each day the samples are tasted by experts, who often are joined by com pany brass in a long-standing company tradition. If the slightest flaw is detected, out goes the faulty item. Campbell influence in tomato growing is widespread. An executive told me that "half the tomatoes grown for processing in the United States today can be traced to our research."