This Season's Book-Worms
By Zelda Osborne
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By ZELDA OSBORNE
Allyne Allen, forgetting to feign illness during working hours, and altogether lacking that glassy stare she
wore a certain Thursday, declares she
could love "Scarface" (Paul Muni)
even though he mangled grandmothers
and choked babies.
lone Brown, that "sweet, pure, and
sensible" blonde whom we falsely
judged when Mr. Dupre referred to "a
little girl in the library" who was
caught smoking, has gone home to
Orange. Despite Mr. Miller's teaching,
she writes that she prefers carnival
hobby horses to American Government.
"To be or not to be," that's what is
worrying Marian Banta who is quite
"Frank" about Ernest. Ernest's intentions are both honorable and noble, so
For a while we were worred about
Bernice Branum and a certain curly
haired San Jacinto boy, but it seems
that she has transferred her affections
to a tall dark haired man. What a consolation!!
A well-built somebody with a low,
deep, drawl, that Hulon Crawford,
whose brotherly affection we just
couldn't do without. t
Our little brunette, Jeanette Will-
man, is rating a rush from that nice
be-mustached young man who up until
now has been interested only in horses
Ora Louise Morgan is our idea of a
nice girl and a lady (though a co-ed) .1
She is a genuine blonde, has a "steady" iola, (Haitai), who were seen by Co-
—just her type, and is an all-round lumbus amusing themselves with rub-
girl in all ways. ber balls. The French synonym for
Here's our contribution to Ripley: ' the term "India-rubber" is caoutchouc.
Isabella Ventresca, who knows Span- Cao, measing wood and o-chu, to run
ish, French, and Mr. Miner, is a col- or weep, obviously refers to a tree
lege sophomore and uses neither rouge showing some abnormal form of exu-
nor lipstick. dation.
Lewis Rueckert, with that nice, nice Chemically, rubber is a hydrocarbon
voice, has been offered an unexpurgated having the approximate formula (CIO
copy of Balzac's Droll Stories for $1.98 | H16) and is extremely resistant. It Is
plus postage. Maybe he'll rent it to us not the product of a single species of
ioJ to draw naughty* trees, but is obtained commercially
I costam other higher boiling alcohols.
But the bootleggers haven't time for
I that. In Louisiana they think that
leather ages whiskey, so shoes, mule
collars, etc., are often found in the
j Electric agers are more up to date.
" | Prune juice, iodine, or cavomal color-
, mg helps to carry out the illusion.
The alcoholic content of most moos-
1 shine is form 25 to 50 per cent, while
beer is from 3 to 7 per cent.
Still, beer is the more injurious, for
, whiskey is at least distilled. Recently
1 there has been reports of limber neck
, and beer faces swollen like a case of
mumphs from west Texas. Innocent
looking yeast cakes that have gone
bad causes the above effects.
People who make beer do not have
the correct information or equipment
to make beer so that it is not injurious. Many of them are unable to
understasd why one cannot spike near
| beer when it is really about as simple
as breaking an egg and putting it back
in the shell. It can be done but that
is one of Uncle Sam's laboratory
There are numerous other little details that when found out will maybe
make you think before you continue
your drinking habit, ^rg
H. TRISTRAM ENGLEHARDT
By Sylvia Wilkenfeld
It is interesting to note that a crude
form of the material, rubber, which
we use so extensively today, was employed by the inhabitants of Hispan-
pictures on the margins.
This arid That
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from the stems of trees, from
climbers, from the roots, and from the
stems and leaves of a dozes different
plants which thrive in tropical climates only, but under widely varying
conditions. Rubber also occurs in the
solid state as a deposit in the woody
fiber of the shrub Parthenium Argen-
Mexico asd Texas, from
Either consciously or unconsciously
men and women tend to select mates tatum
whose intelligence is about on their which the guayule rubber of
own level, says a psychologist of the is derived. There seems t
University of California. danger of exhausting the world'
Men have been making glass for 5,-
000 years, but it is only in the last 25
years that machinery has been adapted
to this ancient craft.
Nutrition experts say that sweets
made from molasses are rich in iron
In ancient Egypt, the title "White
House" was bestowed not upon the
residence of the ruler but upon the
Helium 99.96% pure has been produced in a government laboratory
here in Texas, an important advancement, since increased purity in helium
gives increased lifting power to air-
ply, so abundant and widely scattered
are its sources; in addition chemists
for years have been working on synthetic rubber to take the place of the
sa' ural products.
Crude rubber is obtained from the
milky juice of the rubber tree. This
is not the true sap but a secretion
which is evidently of no necessity to
the life of the plant. In this juice
float the globules of rubber which rise
to the top like cream. The globules
are then submitted to various refining
methods which purify and change the
rubber to the form for which it is to
Scientists insist the sun is going to
last us another 15,000,000,000 years.
What, then, is the idea of all this day
light saving..—New York Evening Post.
Biology Professor: "Didn't you study
this last chapter on the nervous sys-
Student: "Sir, I read a page and
then it said that the brain should
never be forced to work when already
tired, and so I followed the rule.'
First: "I hear your old man died of
Second: "Yes, poor fellow, a <
ice fell on his head."
Foreman: "The load is too heavy for
the size fuses you are using."
Bonehead Electrician: "But I don't
see why the load should be heavy
enough to blow the fuses. The blueprint says this is a light circuit."
Second Cook: "Did you expect me to
scrape those fish you have just dis-
First Cook: "Sure, they are drawn
An eminent statistician
that there are now more chemists
this country than there are of any
other kind of scientists; we told
you prohibition was bringing results.—
Ohio State Journal.
It probably wasn't until the explorers came that the hyena had anything
to laugh at.
Left To Its Fate: "I went to the
"Does the tooth still ache'
One reason for the rats usefulness
in scientific experiments is that a week
in a rats life is about equal to a year
in the life cycle of a human being.
A new gaseous motor fuel, which
wrives a truck and refrigerates it as
well, has been developed for commercial cars.
On passenger liners now being built,
the weather—indoors at least—will be
kept regularly "fine" by means of air-
Before coffee became the beverage
it Is today, the berries were first used
as food and later medicine.
A German firm making photographic _ __
accessories has produced a filmpack aftereffects "(unless repea'ted too" regu
with a locking device, which makes, iariy \
double exposures impossible.
Tho newest water-tight
"I don't I
; he kept it."
Alcohol in any form has a decided
effect on people. It may be observed ,
in the Freshman Chemistry class at |
Houston Junior College that even the j
discusson of alcohol, its purposes and
uses, immediately stimulates even thee:
most dormant members of the class- I
It is well to mention here the difference in the effect on the body between grain alcohol and wood alcohol. |
Grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol is
dized to give carbon-dioxide
water; this may not have any
Professor: "Smith, what is the com-
positis of water?"
Smith: "Water is composed of two
gins; oxygin and hydrogin. Oxygin .:
pure gin; hydrogen is gin and water
Mr. Bishkin: "Miss Wilkenfeld, what
can you tell me about nitrates?"
Sylvia Wilkesfeld: (Ex - telephone
girl) "Night-rates are less than day-
"Ugh! Ugh! B. O." muttered the Indian
as the skunk passed by.
Everything's gone screwy this week.
First the boys turn pansy-like and
start wearing swimming suits in tht-
school pool. Then because of final
exams, the sophs will not teach classes
till later. Finally because nobody
falls in love, acts the fool or commits any sins.
Portia Garrot gave a nifty party over
the week end which featured a treasure
hunt. Something was stale in Lithuania cause "Gab-a-lot" found the
That "hang dog" expression has been
taken off the face of Ed Boyle who
was thought to have fallen in love with
Bernice B., but Ed gives them all the
run-around and likes to "string 'em
Mosquitos busted up all moon views
down at the bay and fickle romance
took time out while the couples laid
off shooting the bull and spent their
time at bug slaughter.
Horseback riding the Pi Betas will go
this Thursday midnight. Requirements are that every male must bring
a femme. We ask, "What knd of party
is this going to be?"
Quite a few journeyed down to the
Richmond Rat affair at the University
Club. Ruth Depperman's charms appealed to one lad so much that in his
weaker moments he threatened to whip
everyone that danced with her and
while dancing with her offered everything he had if she would consent to
be his spouse.
At first it was thought to be ballyhoo but Florins D. really did lure Mr.
Miner to the end of the Sylvan pier
while his wife vainly called for her
A sewerlike drink: Mix sauerkraut
juice, honey, buttermilk and milk of
magnesia. Boil to 500 d. f. and place in
incubator. Providing it will not go
blooey take a swallow and get the sur-
of your life. (Thankx to butlegger
Quotes the poetically inclined man
(Ed B.) on his honeymoon while strolling along the beach with his bride
(Bernice B.) "Roll on thou deep and
dark blue ocean, roll." .... "Oh
Eddie," cried the bride, "you're so wonderful! It's doing it."
Schopenhauer says that life is just
a great mistake, and he proves it. The
great philosopher was undoubtedly a
temperamental man, and we find that
people of emotional temperament are
very seldom in good health—the reason for this is biologic in its nature.
Emotions represent increased activity of the electric motor mechanism of
that machine which is composed of
organic cells in the form of a man-
when we are very much excited, there
is immediately an increase of energy
giving substances in the brain cells.
The digestive function and functions
of nutrition are for the time being
almost at a standstill because every
bit of energy has been concentrated
on that particular emotion. Anyone
who allows himself the excitement of
a strong emotion of any kind, is doing
so at the expense of concentrating his
whole physiology upon a special ef-
During this time when he is so unstrung, a great many waste products
accumulate — these can only be removed through exercise. The liver is
kept very busy as it must dispose of
acid by-products. Emotional people
do not, as a rule, take enough exercise for the simple reason that they
become weak through their emotions.
It would be a good idea if people
could resort to balanced rations of
emotions and exercise, very much like
our balanced rations of food upon a
diet chart: Angry from 2 to 2:45 p.m.,
brisk walk from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., et!
cetra. Perhaps we would exercise
more control over our emotions, be it
grief, worry or envy, if we realized
that our whole physiology must stand
the consequesces. Not only are the
nerves over-wrought, but are actual
change taken place in all of those
organs of the body in which cells are
working overtime during the emotion.
When these organs do not have time
to recuperate, thus very frequently
the cell organization is so disturbed
that various diseases of the heart
lungs, kidneys and other vital organs'
. The will can control the emotions but freedom of the will is limited
through the influence of microbic
— I -i-L
Mule in the barnyard, lazy and sick,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Boy with a pin in the end of a stick,:
The Englishman who said Americans Boy jabbed mule, mule gave a lurch— .
have no imagination ought to meet thej Services Monday in the Baptist Church.^
guy who named near beer.
J. H. LE
Wood alcohol, however, has quite
different effects within the body, since
controlled electrically' it fonm" ^^ ^ ^^ ',
and ran hp rlnenri ....
| I from the bridge and can be closed
throughout the ship in half a minute.
In the days of the Roman Empire
there were surgeons who specialized
n operating on the eye for cataract.
As early as the fourteenth century
there were street vendors in Europe
a sold crude spectacles, both for
adornment and as an aid for vision.
The word "tuxedo" traces its origin
:to the name of an Algonquin _ Indian
I subtribe: a town was named for thei
1 tribe, and the dinner jacket got its1
name from the town.
The half moon is only one-ninth as
: bright as tbe full moon.^^-'
. Museum of Crjrfle has been
opened in Rome. *^
There are craters on the moon 100
Soviet Russia is planning to establish new weather stations in the Polar
The United States consumes less
:han one-halt its great cotton crop.
The tip of the hour hand of a mans
I watch travels about eight inches a
■ of dia
blindness, insanity or even death, as '
it has done in numberless cases. Youi
can read in the newspapers almost|
every day where some one has been*
the victim of bootleg whiskey.
Another cause of posoning is in whiskey that has not been properly aged.
The ageing process removes the aldehydes or "fusil oils." In the ageyig
process the first change is the form »-
tion of acids by the aldehydes. The
acids then combine with other substances in the alcohol forming esters,
which dissolved in the whiskey give it
its characteristic flavour. Without this
process the liquor is probably poison.
Safer not to take a chance; you may
not be lucky.
"We all want yo' to
pahty tonight, Mandy."
"Can't Sam. Ah got ;
"Aw come along anyway and bring
it wid yo. These folks'U drink most
A. L. KERBOW
He coddled Violet in his arms.
Bob drove her Ford—poor silly,
And where he once held Violet,
He now holds a lily.
—E. B. Hill.
If Ethyl gas seen all kinds of sparking, what has kerosene?
Sarah Donaldson: You're the sweetest boy I've ever kissed.
E. M. Flake: Aw! Tell that to the
II Sarah: I have—dozens of them.
Some girls won't go out with bank
clerks because so many are tellers.
James Julian: Who is your fa\
Adolph Marks: My dad.
J. J.: Baloney, what did he
A. M.: Checks.
We all laugh at teacher's jokes
No matter what they be.
Not because they're funny jokes
But because it's policy.
Mistress: Nora, you were entertain-
ig a man in the kitchen last night.
rere you not?
Nora: That's for him