Science: Speaking Terms

Last week, the U. S. enlarged its speaking acquaintance. An amateur radio telegraph operator at Hartford, Conn., picked up a message from an amateur in Denmark, and replied. Denmark is the eleventh foreign country thus to be spoken with by amateurs. Others: England, France, Italy, Holland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.

At Haverford College (Pa.), only two days earlier, amateur radio telegraphers conducted for five and a half hours through heavy static a chess match with Oxford University.

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