The Press: Progress

Street & Smith Publications, Inc., famed for its dominance of the wood-pulp fiction field, last week issued its first smooth-paper, non-fiction magazine, Progress, a 15¢ monthly review of science, invention, industry. Its editor is Austin C. Lescarboura, onetime managing editor of Scientific American. Prime difference from other popular scientific magazines: Progress is written mainly by authorities, does not tell amateurs how to build gadgets at home. Features of the first issue: more on Life-After-Death by Sir Oliver Lodge; an argument for parachutes for airline passengers by 'Chute-Inventor Floyd Smith; industrial application of intelligence tests, by Colgate University's Professor Donald Anderson...

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