Science: National Academy

At Urbana, Ill., where Harold ("Red") Grange learned to earn a living at football,* the National Academy of Sciences met last week. Mentioned during the proceedings were:

Presbyotia. People speak just about as fast as they hear—some 20 changes a second, said Dr. J. McKeen Cattell, editor of Science. To be heard by an audience or by people hard of hearing, one must speak distinctly and slowly, not loudly. A stump speaker's shouting is only a blur of tones to his listeners. In old people, the receiving...

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