Science: Burbank Retrenches

Luther Burbank, who has just celebrated his Golden Jubilee (TIME, June 4), is not so well supported in his experimental work at Santa Rosa as statements of his admirers would imply. He has been compelled to sell three acres of land of his 16-acre farm at Sebastopol, and will probably have to sell the remainder, partly because of his age (74) and health, but chiefly because he could not operate it economically. This land, he says, " would be worth to the world a billion dollars an acre if all of the new...

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