Science: Better Babies

In an office in the Old Arcade Bldg., Cleveland, reporters listened to the low, kindly voice of a long-beloved citizen—Charles Francis Brush, 79, six feet tall, big of frame, bushy of eyebrows, world-famed physicist, inventor of the arc light. He answered questions concerning the $500,000 foundation he had just endowed.

As a boy on a farm he had tinkered with wires and electrical apparatus. At 27, he had designed the first open coil dynamo, following this with an arc lamp, the "ring clutch," in which the carbon is clutched by a ring attached to...

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