It certainly is a wonder, all the trinkets found in old books!
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The article "May Radio to Folks on Venus" was a subject derived from the Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, from 1920. The article was called "The Habitability of Venus, Mars and Other Worlds," by C.G. Abbot. You can find the report in Google ebooks. Quite fanciful, what they thought back then!
The "Call to Venus" newspaper snippet was a discussion of this article, in the 1920 Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: "The Habitability of Venus, Mars and Other Worlds." Fun to read. "Mercury, being surely uninhabitable, and Mars most certainly inhospitable, there remains only Venus among the planets as a probable abode for intelligent life." You can find the report in Google e-books.
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