Education: At Geneva

On a bench in the lobby of the League of Nations building at Geneva last week sat Albert Einstein, pulling on his unlit pipe, deep in conversation with his long-time friend Maris Sklodowska Curie, discoverer of radium. Elsewhere in the lobby and round about the town was many another famed savant: Paul Painleve, several times French Prime Minister; Nicolas Titulescu, Rumanian Minister to London; Professor Alfredo Rocco, Italy's Minister of Justice; Sir Jagadis -Chandra Bose, Indian biophysicist; Professor Akitu Tanakadate of Tokyo's Imperial University, foremost advocate of exchanging the 53,000 Chinese...

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