Crackpot Holiday

Last August the National Inventors Council, a board of crackerjack inventors, scientists and industrialists, set out under the auspices of the Federal Government to encourage the U.S. public to submit new ideas for defense weapons. Since that time the board has scrutinized 29,300 inventions submitted to it. Some of them, accepted by the Army and Navy, have passed into the realm of military secrets. Others have remained just what they were: crackpot contraptions. Some of those which are not secret:

> A bomb filled with skunk musk which, dropped on an enemy...

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