In Iowa: The Mice Aren't Telling

The janitor at the Audubon, Iowa, high school, A.E. ("Brick") Kness, used to watch mice with a hunter's eye. For a while he even allowed them to nibble contentedly in the lunchroom just so he could study their weaknesses. Brick Kness was not going to resort to easy or familiar solutions. This was the Roaring Twenties. When Americans did things right in those days, they invented something new to do it with.

When his magic moment finally came, Brick Kness fused knowledge of mouse and machine into a grand idea, cheap, original and efficient. The end result was not merely a footnote...

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