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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 380 (342)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 380
Page 380

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 380

THE FRESHLY POPPED CQRN IS DUMPED after the batch has started to flow from the pot. The sight of this appetizing product in action is almost irresistible to the pop corn (on.

the peanut in raw form would necessitate extra costs and space in its transportation to the buyer.

Although it is used as a hand food within the United States, other countries have found uses for this commodity in various forms. In many countries, as it is with this one, the oil from the peanut is well accepted for cooking purposes by the housewife and industry alike. The actual food value estimated in the

peanut is to be compared with that of a thick steak, as its qualities for building Hesh and muscle are surpassed by few other foods.

In the handling of nuts utmost precaution must be given toward their care if it is intended they are to be sold as quality items.

It is essential that all nuts are kept in a cool dry location preferably away from sunshine if edible merchandise is

A SUFFICIENT NUMbER OF BOXES SHOULD BE FILLED to take care 01 buying traffic. Each box should be filled to the top but care should be taken that the lid can be closed.

to be desired. If nuts are exposed to warm humid temperatures after processing, close scrutiny should be given toward their keeping qualities. The first sign of deterioration is their dry appearance, which brings about a loss of their saltiness. It is important at that particular time to test the line in question as to the possibility of an inferior taste. If there should be any indication of them becoming rancid, or the formation of mould, they should be destroyed immediately.

Experts within the nut industry strongly maintain that if their merchandise is properly warehoused there should be few requests for adjustment on deteriorated merchandise. Investigations have proven in ninety per cent of the cases that some neglect has been found either by the retailer or wholesaler in the proper storing or movement of stocks.


The history, growth, and use of the grain corn undoubtedly appeal very little to each of us, yet this grain is one of the most important grown in North America.

The story of corn begins long before its discovery by Columbus as the Indians throughout America had already found its use as a food. Although known to exist in the other Americas, it was from North America that Columbus gathered corn specimens for his return voyage to Spain.

Later in history it was the Pilgrims, who, after a siege of starvation, gave thanks for the corn available in the new land for their survival.

From this meagre beginning has risen one of the great industries of our time. Few realize the importance of this crop as it has not only established its plaCe on the table of every family, but the by-products obtained from the plant are innumerable. With these many items are dependent such industries found in the. manufacture of confectionery, explosives, paper, pharmaceuticals, beverages, chewing gum and hundreds of others.

The United States is the worlds greatest producer of corn with the majority being grown in what is known as the Corn Belt. Iowa leads in its growth, with Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota being classified as production contenders. The development of such fine crops have been greatly due to the constant research given toward the pollenization of the kernel. Hybriding, as it is commonly called, is the best example of this scientific breeding of corn. In this method two of the purest forms of corn are cross bred, thereby resulting in u kernel of better quality together with :1 larger return per acre.

Thn corn used for popcorn is grown mostly in the Iowa and Kansas areas. The type used for this purpose is usually found to have smaller eurs with a harder and whiter kernel than found in most corn grown.

The cultivation and harvesting of this variety is similar to the method used with other types such as husking, nubbing, washing, brushing, and cutting. The variation is found in the ventilation of the cribs and drying process. This is

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 380