Science: Needy American Museum

President Henry Fairfield Osborn of Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History* wrote out a curtain raiser for his trustees. It was his 1929 budget, prepared for their annual meeting last week.

The budget stated that the American Museum's endowment was some $13,000.000. But because the dollar's present purchasing value is little more than half its pre-War value (when most of the endowments were set up), the Museum lacked enough money to pay for its multifold activities. This year's deficit is $106.,00. To make it up President Osborn asked...

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