Many, many thanks to everyone who replied on- and off-list! The
answer is Mari, published by A. Parrot in "Syria" in 1937. I now have
the article and the image.
With very best regards,
"If you spend your whole time thinking about the universe, you tend to forget
the less important parts of it. Like your pants. And ninety-nine out of a
hundred ideas they come up with are totally useless." "Why doesnt
them away safely, then? They dont sound like much use to me," said Brutha.
"Because the hundredth idea," said Om, "is generally a humdinger."
- Sir Terry Pratchett