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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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MARVELOUS MEMORY OF BOY GENIUS AMAZES
SCIENTISTS GOING TO WASTE
Denver, Col.--The colossal powers
of a brain which "is-almost unique in
world history are going absolutely to
waste in this city!
The memory genius of the age,
Cleo C. Smith, has been pitifully un
able to find his place in the world. His
friends, his family" and many scien
tists of the city are searching vain
ly for some practical use to which his
stupendous powers may be put
Moulded by a mysterious prenatal
influence his mother's mania for
Cleo.C vSmitK
statistics Cleo Smith's brain show
ed in earliest infancy a photographic
sensitiveness to facts and figures and
a tenacity of them the like of which
has never been known to psycholo
gists. Today it has reached a marvelous,
machine-like perfection in recording
statistics.
The Denver New Psychology. So
ciety .has just subjected him to a se
vere test during which, for over an
hour, one hundred people bombard-
they could think of. He never once
failed in a correct answer.
They found he could give the pop
ulation of every city in the world
over 90,000; the lengths of all the
rivers; the heights of all the moun
tains; the number of miles of rail
road; the number of farms and the
population by nationality in each
state of the union; the population of
every city in the United States over
20,000.
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IT IS REVERSION
Assassin Prinzip is clearly an anar
chist, like most of the fellows who
have perpetrated similar villainies. It
is a matter of reversion, and some
thing that will always have to be
dealt with.
If scientists are to be believed,
man's first form of government was
anarchistic, to the extent that the
fellow who could take a stone ham
mer or the. hip-bone of a mammoth
and clean up the community, tribe or
family was the government Physical
power ruled. But as men became
more gregarious society was born and
such ideas as "the greatest good to
the greatest number" began to throw
light on human affairs. The proposi
tion that all men are born with equal
natural rights is a very old one.
Progress has simply meant growth
from individual physical power to so
ciety power. Money power is but an
other species oT anarchy and we've
got to deal with it as we do the in
dividuals who revert to the stone age,
or whatever the original era of brutal?
ism was.
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SELF-PRESERVATION
Pat Yis, sorr, wur-rk is scarce,
but Oi got a job last Sunday that
brought me foive dollars.
Mr. Goodman: What! You broke
the Sabbath?
.rat (apologetically l-r-weu sorr.
edhim with every statistical question twas- waa av us had. t!be broke, ' i
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