Science: Radio Cinema

"I suppose," mused Secretary Wilbur of the U. S. Navy, "we'll be sitting up at our desks during the next war and watching the battle in progress." It was in the downtown office of a Washington D. C, inventor, one C. Francis Jenkins (TIME, Apr. 20) and besides the Secretary, there were other high Government officials present. All wer watching a small cinima screen where a little dark cross was slowly revolving in a spot of light. The cross was not very clear, but allegedly distinct enough to mark an important step in radio...

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