United States Department of State

Searching for Water in Iran

A group of unidentified men with donkeys carrying small tanks for gathering water. Before the Point Four program arrived in Iran, the village of Mayan obtained its water from seepage to shallow potholes from a polluted creek near the village. The village landlord decided to cooperate with the Point Four program to get residents better water.

Water Station in Iran

The village of Mayan, Iran has a more modern, sanitary water system, with faucets such as this every few hundred feet throughout the village. This water system, an improvement over the seepage from a polluted creek, was built with the assistance of the Point Four Program and the Technical Cooperation Administration.

William B. Mabee Inspects Dead Locusts

William B. Mabee, an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, examines a handful of dead locusts in the desert area of Pakistan where locusts breed. Mr. Mabee directed a Point Four program conducted jointly by the governments of Pakistan and the United States to control a locust plague. Control measures consisted of aerial spraying of insecticide and hand-spreading poisoned bait.

An Old-Style Plow Used in India

This is an example of the classic plow of India. It scratches without actually turning the soil. The new-type plow being introduced all over India does a better job. The government of India and the Point Four Program cooperated in the community development program to help improve agriculture, health, and education in India.