Science: Millikan to Compton

To honest Dr. Robert Andrews Millikan, a fact is a fact. Last week he recognized a new one. Although it fortified the cosmic ray theory of Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, who had become Dr. Millikan's opponent in the field of cosmic ray theories (TIME, Jan. 9), Dr. Millikan at once published his new finding.

The fact: Cosmic rays are less intense above the Isthmus of Panama than above more northerly California. Latitude, Dr. Millikan now admits, has a definite effect on cosmic rays. They are strongest near the earth's magnetic poles, weakest near the...

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