Science: Blessing

When an Army engineer prophesied last fall (TIME, Oct. 26) that some fine day the shattering clangor of pneumatic rivet-hammers would no longer be heard upon the metallic skeletons of city buildings, having been replaced by electric welding devices, the urban public pricked its abused ears and hotel managers sighed their hopes.

Last fortnight the prophecy of this blessing to mankind had its first fulfillment. The Morgan Engineering Co., of Alliance, Ohio, announced the completion of a two-story automobile sales and storage plant, built throughout...

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