Science: Bismuth

The chapel announcements at Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) were more interesting than usual one morning last week. They included the romantic story of a hardworking young professor suddenly grown rich. He was Palmer H. Craig, 29, head of the Mercer physics department, a doctor of philosophy only these seven months. While working up his doctor's thesis at the University of Cincinnati he had made an invention. Now the Westinghouse Electric Co. had offered him $100,000. The invention, simplicity itself, was designed to replace the batteries and vacuum tubes of the ordinary...

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