The Saturday Evening Post
of Contents] These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the The Saturday Evening
Post magazine. Here is a list of the The Saturday Evening Post articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby
February 18, 1950
I don't read contemporary
magazines equivalent to The Saturday Evening Post, so I don't know if advertisements
like this one by the Natural Rubber Bureau still appear. It was quite common in
the post-World War II era for resource companies to promote products used in
manufacturing of end-item production - Alcoa aluminum, Bethlehem Steel, Du Pont
cellophane, Anaconda brass and bronze, American Gas Association natural gas. What
caught my eye in this ad was the right-most picture in the bottom strip. The caption
reads, "Flying Squads Fight Bandits - Communist-led gangs of bandits are still a
daily menace in some of the more remote parts of
Malaya. Here a
Flying Squad sets up its
Bren gun during a patrol of a rubber plantation." Communist
forces have been trying to thwart Capitalism all around the globe for a long
time, just as it is today. The difference is that today the Communists adopt a form
of Capitalism in order to finance their endeavors. China is a prime example. Remember
Mao Zedong (aka Chairman Mao by his Western admirers),
who ruled in China until 1976, ordered the execution of more than 30 million dissidents.
Tiananmen Square incident where Red Army tanks,
caught on film, ran over protestors resulted in an official pronouncement by the
government that no one was flattened by tanks. Recently, a U.S. presidential candidate
praised China thusly, "If I'm not mistaken, China has made more progress in addressing
extreme poverty than any country in history." Let the records show that the dude
is, in fact, seriously mistaken. Any "progress" has been the result of
Capitalism providing jobs in slave-labor conditions in all but the
Potemkin-style showcase locations where The Press is allowed.
More Natural Rubber Means Better Cushioning
A new era of comfort is here-thanks to natural
rubber! Wherever man rests his weary bones- at home, at work, or going places in
cars, trains, planes or busses- he can now be cushioned by an amazing new product
of natural rubber - LATEX FOAM! Latex foam is America's No. 1 Cushioning Material
- for mattress and all kinds of upholstered furniture.
A new era of comfort is here - thanks to natural rubber! Wherever man rests his
weary bones - at home, at work, or going places in cars, trains, planes or busses
- he can now be cushioned by an amazing new product of natural rubber - LATEX FOAM!
Latex foam is America's No.1 Cushioning Material-for mattresses and all kinds of
upholstered furniture. Now used in nearly all trains, planes, busses and automobiles-latex
foam is made up of millions of tiny, interconnecting air cells of pure rubber latex.
It never sags, mats or gets bumpy - and you can't wear it out! Today - wherever
you look for cushion comfort - you'll find latex foam - made from natural rubber.
Natural Rubber - Nature and Science Serving Mankind
Write for Free Booklet - "Convert To Comfort - With Latex Foam". This picture
book let tells about this amazing new cushioning material and how you, can use it
to reupholster furniture in your home. Write for your free copy to Dept. 502, NATURAL
RUBBER BUREAU, 1631 K St., N.W., Wash. 6, D.C.
Posted August 29, 2019