Science: A. A. A. S. Meeting (Cont.)

At the Des Moines, Iowa, meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (TIME, Jan. 6), papers read and points made included the following :

Pigmies. Black manikins parading pompously in a Pharaoh's circus, a Roman lady's ebony toy boy, a living statuette of jet in a Chinese garden—vestiges of their pigmy race peered from New Guinea bushes when Smithsonian's Matthew Williams Stirling flew to the island's mountain reaches. The little men overcame their suspicions of the big explorer. They offered him their bananas, sugar cane and taro, cultivated and prepared...

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