Science: Boyce Thompson Institute

William Boyce Thompson, copper millionaire and flora expert, was goodhumoredly sunning himself last week aboard his yacht off Miami. Less active than he used to be, he was pleased to learn that the balmy weather around Yonkers, N. Y., was enabling Director William Crocker of the Boyce Thompson Institute for plant research to start spending $3,000,000 which Col. Thompson gave him last year for a 400-acre arboretum adjoining the institute.

The institute, with 40 scientists whose various temperaments Dr. Crocker must coddle, is the most thoroughly equipped in the world to study...

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