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The Marchese Marconi

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    THE death of the Marchese Marconi from heart failure on July 20 deprives us of one who had taken the leading part in the development of worldwide communication. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of his discoveries and the great effects they will have on the future history of the world. For communication purposes, he took the lead in helping to abolish space ; and it is to be hoped that this, in the course of time, may result in the abolition of differences in language and even limitations of race. When sound and television are perfected in broadcasting, the outcome of early experiments in radio, life will surely be made easier for the masses, and Marconi's name will be kept green for hastening the advent of this blessing to humanity.

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