Science: Calculator

To calculate returns Election Night Columbia Broadcasting Co. engaged a human comptometer, Dr. Salo Finkelstein, 35, Polish Jew. As returns came in, he computed them more quickly and quietly than adding machine operators, whispered totals to the announcer.

Dr. Finkelstein has been demonstrating his numerical dexterity before psychologists at Harvard, Clark, Yale, New York and Columbia Universities, hopes to appear before fresh-water and Western institutions this winter. Last fortnight he dumbfounded bookkeepers, astounded office managers at the National Business Show in Manhattan. Boasted he: "I am better as 40 adding machines. I...

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