Science: Minnesota Maid

Newspapers rejoiced last week in a new and different murder story for their front pages. The.victim was a girl. Her remains had lain undiscovered in Minnesota, not just a few hours, but for many years. The number of years was what made the story, as a murder story, a newspaper hoax and a scientist's delight. Professor Albert Ernest Jenks of the University of Minnesota gave the story its first publication. Speaking before the National Academy of Science meeting at Ann Arbor last week, he set the number of years at some 200 centuries. That...

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