Science: Diabolical Rays

Harry Grindell Matthews (TIME, June 2) plunged deeper into an orgy of mysterious dickering with prospective purchasers of his invisible "death ray." Refusing an offer of £1,000 from the British Air Ministry for a two-weeks option, provided he would test his machine on a government motor instead of on a motorcycle engine in his own laboratory, Matthews melodramatically seized an airplane and hopped off for Paris just as process servers reached the field to serve a writ of injunction on him from Edgar Grubbins, A. H. Daley, and J. S. P. Sanborne,...

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