Science: Peanut Man

With words of praise and affection, a bronze bust was unveiled during the commencement of Alabama's Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute last week, disclosing the image of an aged Negro with benign eyes and wrinkled brow, wearing an old-fashioned coat, a wing collar and flowing tie. It was a likeness of George Washington Carver, and its presentation climaxed his long, remarkable, well-publicized career. Made by Sculptor Steffen Wolfgang George Thomas of Atlanta, it was paid for by George Washington Carver's admirers, black and white, mostly in $1 subscriptions.

This man was born...