Science: Son of an Amazon

Last week, there slipped into Man hattan an unostentatious man, one Marshall, a private secretary. He was cornered by newspaper reporters. "What is your employer doing?" they asked.

Reluctantly, he admitted a few facts. His employer had spent $500,000 constructing a private radio broadcasting station on his estate. According to reports from England, his employer's radio programs were better heard across the Atlantic than those of any other radio station. What else was his employer doing? Well, he had a special telescopic photographic apparatus from Germany with which he was able to take...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!