National Affairs: Explosion

One rainy morning last week newsmen and photographers picked their way across Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground to a wooden stand overlooking a large, wet field. Soldiers stood on guard. In the middle of the field, some 2,500 feet away, stood a gibbety-looking pole, with a baglike object suspended from it. From the pendent object oozed a steamy vapor.

Tethered to stakes at varying distances from the pole were 84 goats munching grass, occasionally maa-aa-ing.

What everyone had come to see was the explosion of this steaming bag a new explosive called "glmite," invented by...

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