Science: Research Man

A great shaggy bear of a man rose this week in Washington before a distinguished audience of hypersonic-flight experts to deliver the prestigious Wright Brothers Lecture. For Speaker H. Julian Allen of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the honor was well timed. That morning Avco Manufacturing Corp. announced that it had devised a blunt-nose cone for the Air Force ICBM Titan. Originator of the blunt-nose concept: Dr. "Harvey" Allen, one of the most brilliant and colorful of the nation's flight scientists.

The Wright Brothers Lecture was the latest honor for jovial Bachelor...

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