ARMY & NAVY: Joshua's Trumpet?


Congressmen got a jolt last month from Inventor Lester Pence Barlow. He told them that he had concocted a liquid oxygen-carbon explosive — and named it "Glmite" — similar to the famed German bombs which in Barcelona are supposed to have killed people a quarter-mile away (TIME, March 25). Army and Navy men remained skeptical, but last week both Army and Navy came around; agreed to formulate in writing terms for a scientific test to prove conclusively the effectiveness of Glmite, promised to pay the costs of the experiment.

The Army's willingness to undertake this trial followed the Congressional hearing...

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