Science: Noble, Not Nobel

Last week when announcements of Nobel Prizes were imminent, a despatch from the Michigan College of Mining & Technology at Houghton, Mich, gave the startling information: "Corbin T. Eddy of Michigan Tech has been awarded the Alfred Nobel Prize for Science in the newly established Junior division for men under 30. . . ." No one had ever heard of any extension of the Prizes which the late Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-96) of Sweden established for eminence in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace.

The Michigan announcement contained a spelling mistake. Mr. Eddy, 27,...

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