Science: Compass Boy

Charles Gleason Jr., 12, of Newton, Kan., who is as inquisitive as a young fox terrier, never gets lost. As soon as he opens his eyes a morning, he automatically recognizes compass points. All day long thereafter he knows exactly where he is. He is as clever and undeliberating as any bird or animal when it comes to homing.

Last week Inquisitive Charles strutted before the neighborhood boys. He had been to Dr. Harry Reginald DeSilva's psychological laboratory at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and had gone through experiments never before...

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