Science: Infant's Father

"Air conditioning." says Chemist Arthur Dehon Little's Industrial Bulletin, "is probably the lustiest and liveliest of the present-day infant industries. It is truly an infant, for it has great vigor, makes plenty of noise, costs a lot of money, is much talked about and is referred to as 'hopeful.' " This brawling infant's importance was recognized last week by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers which awarded its 1934 medal to Willis Haviland Carrier, accredited founder of the air-conditioning industry in the U. S.*

In 1902 a Brooklyn color processor who found his paper distorted by atmospheric humidity went to...

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