Foreign News: Over Their Heads

The radio fans of the Island Empire " listened in " on their radio sets to a polysyllabic discourse on " why inexhaustible light and power can never be provided by the harnessed energy of the elusive atom." Great was the uproar next day from thousands of radioites. " Why did you do it ?" the director of the broadcasting programs was asked. His answer was as abstruse as the subject that prompted the question. Henceforth the radio fans are eager to receive jazz. (For a scientific account of this speech, see page 18.)

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