Science: Wizard of Menlo

One day last week, a large boulder obstructed traffic on the Lincoln Highway at Menlo Park, between New Brunswick and Metuchen, N. J. The boulder was not directly on the cement, nor did it lean menacingly over it. Motorists could have passed by comfortably, save that before the boulder, ranged in rows upon the highway, were some 600 chairs of the folding variety used for church sociables, political meetings and open-air exercises.

Upon the chairs sat notables, upon a platform more notables. Across the boulder rippled two U. S. flags, behind which, fixed in...

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