A study, from the consumer's standpoint, of the serviceability of double warp tricot made of super-carded cotton
Compton, Vellene Sanders
The great amount of research carried on in recent years in the synthetic industry has given impetus to more extensive and organized research on cotton. The financing of an adequate cotton research program by the trade alone was impractical because of the large number of widely scattered individuals involved in the cotton industry. Of the one and one-half million cotton farms in the United States more than fifty percent produce less than four bales annually; these farms are spread over eighteen states.^ To secure for the industry the necessary understanding of research organization, problems, and techniques, the Federal Government was asked by the Cotton Textile Institute and other agencies to make its cotton research program adequate to cover the needs of the trade.