Foreign News: Man Out of Zoo

Julian Huxley, dull scientist brother of sprightly Novelist Aldous, was reminded last week of the old nursery rhyme, "While the cat's away the mice will play." His Government-sponsored lecture tour of the U.S. finished, Scientist Huxley was awaiting a ship to take him back to England when word came that he had been fired as director of the London Zoo.

The Zoo's Council averred that Julian was junked because of "financial stringency owing to the war." But London's scientific circles, knowing that Huxley had already accepted a 50% cut in his $6,800-a-year salary, had even offered to work for nothing if...

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