(By Blanche Dekle)
Last term we studied about cat-
callsalysts, substances which cause
chemical changes without themselves
being affected. (you know,—like
Recently Dr. Jerome Alexander, a
New York chemist, while speaking
to the American section of the So-
ciete de Chime Industrielle at Columbia University, stated that chemists
may have in their hands the key to
artificial life in the "catalysts,"
which are common in chemical industry.
Dr. Alexander stated that if they
once learn how to synthesize a self-
reproducing catalyst the strain might
be kept alive for years under laboratory conditions. However, he
stated that this life would be very
small, probably molecular size, and
would not stand much chance of survival.
LIGHT WITHOUT HEAT
(By Jack Bush)
It has been said that various
scientific workers, both in this country and in Europe have attained a
measure of success in the solution of
a problem of enormous importance
in the production of light without
In the ultra-modern
tivities of the electrons, believed to
be the ultimate particles of matter,
that produce light waves. The electrons are believed to break away
from their atomic moorings whenever the atoms are violently shaken
about. But the only feasible way to
produce the right kind of shaking
has been thru the application of
forces that invariably result in heating the substance from which light
is to be emanated. This may be done
mechanically, as by pounding a piece
of iron until it is "red hot;" or chem-
cally, as when we strike a match
In everyday life one self-reproduc- Jand turn on the current to operate
ing catalyst has been found in the the electric light bulb.
gene. Genes are very small particles I But in each case there is a relative-
about the size of one or two mole- ly tremendous expenditure of energy in the production of heat, which
we perhaps do not wish to prodi
whereas only a relatively small
amount of the energy manifests itself in the light that we do wish to
Everyone knows that the firefly
flashes brilliantly, justifying its col
loquial name of lightning bug; while
the glowworm gives an amazing imitation of a white-hot coal of fire;
and that insects perform their spectacular feats without being burned,
They are producing "cold" light,
thus setting an example for the
It is precisely the example of
these insects that the human inventors whose success is now reported
have followed. The men of science
have simply gone to school to the
fireflies. They have made chemical
examinations of the insect's cold-
light lantern, and have endeavored,
by processes not yet fully revealed
to the public, to reproduce in the
laboratory a certain organic sub
stance that appears always to bt
present in the bodies of self-luminous insects of every type.
cules and exist in every living being.
Dr. Alexander also stated that life
is thought to have originated on this
earth in the form of "biouts," which
are very similar to genes. These
"biouts" were probably formed by
the grouping of atoms. By reproducing itself, one of these "biouts"
through millions of years, is able to
change into more complex forms of
life such as exist today.
The well known chemist closed his
speech in pointing out how science
and the book of Genesis are related
to one another. First, the earth
was formed from an original chaos,
second, the land and the waters were
formed; third, the appearance on
land of herbs, grass, and trees .and
of living creatures in the waters.
Following these came the fowls of
the air and the beasts on the land.
Man came last.
BOILING A KETTLE ON ICE
This seeming miracle is readily
understood when it is explained that
the kettle contains liquid air instead
of water. Air becomes liquid only
when its temperature is greatly reduced. By comparison, frozen water (ordinary ice) is a warm substance.
"Heat is a term we apply to molecular activity. The molecular movements suffice to push neighboring
molecules, and thus give to them
motion which we term 'temperature.
When the temperature of a substance rises to a certain level (under
uniform conditions of pressure) the
substance changes from solid to liquid; or from liquid to gas. The heat
transmitted through the bottom of
the kettle from the ice suffices to
raise the temperature of the liquid
air to the volatilizing point, so the
kettle "boils," though it remains intensely cold."
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most beautiful girls to be found but
that the young men who inhabit this
institution also rate in handsomeness. Pat Foley was given as an
Esther Tejml and Evelyne Bashara
debated the affirmative of the same
question against the Beaumont girls
and the judges gave the decision
two to one in favor of the negative.
CHEMIST SETTLE DUST
Every year, road dust exacts a
large toll in the form of accidents,
due to dust clouds at curves, intersections, and other dangerous points.
Thousands of roadside homes are
made extremely uncomfortable.
To correct these conditions, many
communities are using a comparatively new method of treatment,
known as the calcium chloride treatment.
Calcium chloride is supplied for
roaddust prevention, in the form of
small white flakes which, when
spread over the surface of the road,
begin immediately to absorb moisture
K.O. OVER HOLT
IN BOXING BOUT
LEROY MELCHER SERVES
Smartt Beats Foley
LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT
TO WITNESS BOUTS
Boxing has held the limelight in
Junior College sporting circles for
the past several weeks due to the
enthusiastic manner in which the
students have accepted the sport. Le
Roy Melcher, matchmaker and promoter, boasts two successful exhibitions to his credit.
The first matches were witnessed
by a large crowd who cheered the
puglistic efforts of the eight gladiators. The feature of the program
was Robinson-Holt fiasco with Robinson winning a technical k. o. in the
second when Holt was unable to continue. The round and a half that
the battle lasted was thrill-full and
exciting, but Hampie's superior
ring generalship tided him over to
In another thriller Ed Smartt took
Pat Foley into camp. When these
mastodons of maul pitted their best
efforts against each other it brought
the crowd to their feet shouting for
blood. The climax came in the second when Smartt floored Foley, but
for no count.
In the last bout of the evening
James Julian won over Jules Delam-
The curtain raiser was the Stal-
lings-Boilin affair. Both boys were
evenly matched—a fact that caused
them to battle evenly for three
Ben Young served capably as ref-
Harriet Allen Wins
Title of Jr. College's
Most Beautiful Girl
In the election of the most beautiful and the most popular girls to
represent the Junior College at thi
sixth anuual reception to high school
graduates, Harriet Allen and Lucille Black, sophomores, were selected
over their four rivals.
Candidates for the election were
Harriet Allen and Lucille Black, sophomores; Mary Bradley Tuma and
Mary Stevenson, freshmen; and Ed-
ris O'Neal and Joyce Gillette, representing the Student Association.
Miss Allen and Miss Black were
hostesses at the reception, and were
presented to the guest with the
high school beauties and popularity
winners. The Junior College representatives, however, were not eligible
for the election of the queen of the
lady stepped from the Santa
Fe train at a side station a special
top order. To the only man in
ight she asked:
"When is the train for Houston
due here, please?"
"The train went an hour ago, ma-
am; the next one is tomorrow at
The lady in perplexity then asked,
"Where is the nearest hotel?"
"There is no hotel at all," replied
"But what shall I do," asked the
lady. "Where shall I spend the
"I guess you'll have to stay all
ight with the station agent," was
'Sir!" flashed the lady. "I'd have
you know I'm a lady."
Well," said the man as he strode
, "so is the station agent."
from the air, continuing the process
until the surface appears to have had
a light rain.
Unlike rain, however, this moisture remains for weeks and in some
cases months, binding the loose dust
into a moist, smooth, durable surface. A second, though equally important, advantage is that considerable money is saved in maintenance,
as the road surface stays where it
belongs, instead of blowing over the
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SCORES WIN OVER
RENFRO SCORES WIN OVER
STALLINGS IN FAST BOUT
LEON GREEN SHADES
By making a strong come-back in
the last round of his fight, Jules
Delambre was able to turn back his
tough adversary—Slim Rufts. The
first round found Delambre an the
receiving end of a shower of punches, but. he was able to come back
in the last round and hand the slugging Rufts a drubbing.
Harold Renfro scored a win over
Bob Stallings in the second bout on
the card. Stallings set a fast pace
early in the fight and found little
trouble in avoiding Renfro's right,
but as the battle waxed old, Harold
was able to land at will. Renfro's
strongest point of attack was a fast
ight hook. It was with this weapon
that he knocked Stallings out of the
ring in the last round.
Smartt and Starks Green,
heavies, fought a cautious three
round draw. Both boys were unable
to open up due to the fact that the
other might clout him into a harp
In the most comical bout of the
evening, Leon Green repulsed the
murderous attack of Pat Foley. The
South End powerhouse chased Green
11 over the gym, and at the end of
hree rounds had failed to land a
A small crowd turned out to wit-
ess the bouts.
Here you may entertain for the
girl graduate in the finest fashion—and in the most inexpensive
way. Bridge teas, luncheons,
dances and afternoon parties
may be arranged, suitable to any
number of guests.
In entertaining at the Lamar
you are freed from the trouble
and inconvenience of entertaining at home. May we suggest
that you call the Lamar for
further information about this
MRS. MERLE H. WATSON, Social Executive
Bruce Carter management