Science: Too Specific

Antonio Longoria is a scientific amphibian. A short, myopic Spaniard of 49 who lives in Lakewood, Ohio, Mr. Longoria is at home both in the real world of technological utility and the dream world of Wellsian fantasy. He has devised some ingenious welding techniques, feathered his nest comfortably from his welding patents. He is also a persistent and well-publicized ballyhooer of the "death ray" machine he claims to have invented (TIME, Aug. 10, 1936). Says he, this machine can kill cats and dogs, bring down pigeons on the wing, at ranges up to four...

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