Science: Chemistry Cornerstone

At Place d'lena, Paris, almost under the bronze nose of George Washington's horse,* a group of notable Frenchmen gathered around a hollowed building stone last week. They were men potent in French science, politics and industry. Mingled among them, like atoms of a great molecule of reverence, were diplomats of foreign countries. The nucleus of their thoughts was the stone.

It was the cornerstone for the proposed 15,000,000-franc International House of Chemistry, which French scientists promise will function as purely as the Pasteur Institute, but which U. S. chemical manufacturers fear...

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