Science: Power by Radio?

There were mysterious doings in the vicinity of Boise City, Okla. last week. An inventor from California, his assistant and a handful of Santa Fe Railroad officials gathered on a lonely stretch of Santa Fe track for a secret test. When the secret was divulged in part, it appeared that two handcars coupled together had traveled seven miles on power transmitted by radio.

Inventor Marion C. Gregory's sending station was a short-wave transmitter powered by a small gasoline engine. Except for its aerial the receiving station was entirely concealed in a housing mounted on...

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