An electronic stove, which will cook a hamburger in 30
seconds or pop a sack of popcorn almost instantly, will be one of the
centennial exhibits at The Des Moines Register and Tribune building at the
Iowa state fair.
Another display at The Register and Tribune's exhibit
will be The wingless chicken which will be shown in its various stages of
The wingless chicken was developed by Peter. H.
Baumann, 6809 Roseland ave., and has received international attention
since development of the non-flying bird was announced several weeks ago.
The electronics stove, which is actually a microwave
signal generator, is modern science's answer to the housewife who wants to
get out of the kitchen with the least possible delay.
Visitors at the exhibit will see actual demonstrations
of high speed cookery. Steaks will be cooked thoroughly in one minute. Potatoes
will be cooked in two minutes.
With this new device in use, about 10 minutes is the
time required to accomplish work that usually takes two hours for completion.
A few eastern hotels already have put the electronic cooker in use.
Dr. Wynn Salisbury, director of research at the Collins
Radio Co. will be in charge of the demonstration.
The Register and Tribune building at the fair is on the
north side of Grand Avenue, a short distance inside the fairgrounds, and
just east of the Iowa state conservation commission building. The building
will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during the fair, Aug. 26 - Sept.