"A rolling stone gathers no moss"

      Pink-cheeked humanitarian Franklin, master of a sprawling publishing empire, is an American Institution above and beyond the pettiness of inter-magazine rivalry.

      Portly, dynamic Ben Franklin this week capped his multi-faceted career with his surest-fire gimmick since the Franklin stove.

      Latest entry from the B.F. stables: bi-focal glasses.

      Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, some-time philosopher Franklin, claims he has revolutionized spectacles.

      Continued in "The Discovery of Electricity," on The United States of America: Volume One

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