Medicine: Blue-Eyed Banditti?

"Germany will lose the war because her people have blue eyes." * Thus spoke optimistic Optometrist Harold R. Simmerman, whose eyes are brown. The New Jersey Optometric Society, meeting in Atlantic City, goggled at him interestedly.

Mr. Simmerman's prediction was based on the newly discovered fact that Negroes see better at night than white men, and that (most) Negroes' eyes are dark-brown (TIME, June 30).

His argument: "Once Hitler's opponents can match plane for plane and the various other weapons that are used under cover of darkness, Hitler's inferior and lightly pigmented night operators will...

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