The Cougar Scientist
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* The following is called:
"Give a Sentence with 'Analyze1
"The Ballad of the Love-Sick Medical Student."
Here it Is:
i My Analyze over the ocean,
My Analyze over the se-e-e-ea,
My Analyze over the o-cean,
Oh—bring-h-a-c- ack—m y
Ana—t o—m y-e-e-e-ee!
• Asker—So you're working on an
Invention that will make you rich?
Teller—It's a phonograph record
that will explode after it's played the
■ sixth time straight.
It may be, aa scientists assert, that
earthworms really sing, but the intelligent maintain a heavy silence
when one wishes to mobilize a few
of them for fishing purposes.
"Gosh! what makes it so cold in
"The electric refrigerator just got
struck by lightning,"
The new Einstein theory is published in a six-page pamphlet selling for
twenty-five cents. On the other hand
one can make heads or tails out of
A biologist says woman's sense of
humor is largely passive. Well, well,
being humored is the passive of
Power Pick-Me-Up: A London
chemist has been trying the effect of
• a new tonic on a mouse. He was
more than satisfied, we understand,
when the little creature put its tongue
out at the cat.
"I see this medicine is good Eor mar
. "Yes," said the druggist.
"Gimme a bottle. I believe that is
the right combination for my hus-
Advancing Column: The Chinese,
he said, are intelligent, but are still
ignorant of modern science. They
have plenty of backbone, which is
1 gradually coming to the front.
—Pasadena (Calif.), paper.
By Royal E. Neuman
The discoveries in chemicals and
their preparation and use have been
so enormous In the past twenty
years that it has affected many
branches of the manufacturing industry. !
. One of the greatest effects that it
has had on this industry is that it
has been necessitated that the guns
now being manufactured n
made many times stronger than those
fired two decades ago.
The newly discovered chemicals and
their significant use in the line of
explosives were of great aid
recent World War and there has
been a continuous race for effective
ness between explosives, guns, and
defense works. Although these
stronger explosives were discovered
* In the nineteenth century, it has only
been recently that they have been
put to the greatest effectiveness.
There are several well-known ex.
plosives used in ammunition, and
though all are based on the same
principles, no two armies use exactly
the same formula. Lyddite, cordite,
melinite, and maximite are among the
most powerful used, and so keen
the desire among nations to possess
the most deadly destroyer, constant
improvements are being made and
fresh discoveries announced.
All shells of more than one pound
in weight fired from big guns are
explosives. Usually the explosives are
equipped with a time fuse which sets
the time for the shell to burst and
scatter its shrapnel. But, there must
be something back of all this to carry
a shell, some of which weigh a ton
or more, and this is nothing more
than a chemical compound.
Nitroglycerine has been found to
be the stronger of any explosives discovered. It is used in the preparation
of other less violent explosives. After
the two acids, sulfuric and nitric, have
been mixed In a four-to-one proportion, the nitroglycerine crystallizes
out when the aeids our poured into
water. It is a light, yellow, or colorless, only fluid almost insoluble in
water, sweet to the taste and very
poisonous. It is not easily set afire,
but burns with a greenish flame, and
when heated to 180 degrees, decomposes with explosive violence. It may
he exploded by a severe jar, but is
easiest set off with a detonator containing fulminate of mercury. The
cause of the great force exerted by
the explosion is the fact that the volume of gas liberated is about 10,000
times the volume of the nitroglycerine. This exerts an explosive force
thirteen times as great as that of
gunpowder. It is never used alone
because of iis dangerous ' I'xplosivi
Qualities,, but it is mixed with clay to
make dynamite, or soaked in cotton
to make guncotton for the manufacture of the ammunition of the larger
Note: I guarantee no experiments
on the above to work in class laboratory.
The Cemetery Poet
Here lies a chemist named Auricular,
When the flask blew up he walked
Here lies the carcass of Doctor Lee
Who mixed up I with NH-3,
Where he's gone or how he fares
Nobody knows and nobody cares.
Here I lie and no wonder I'm dead
For I sweetened my coffee with sugar
—Reprinted from The Catalyst.
Did you know that 'Orthoethoxana-
monebenzoylamidochin Line" is C-18
H-16 N-2 02?
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All laws concerning crime should
aim to punish the offender as quickly
as possible, teach.him a lesson, and
deter others who are wavering toward
crime, according to the district attorney.
Concerning the law's delay Mr. Stevens said that the criminal, the bootlegger, and al! law violators are In
reality spoiled children who have
been spared the rod from childhood.
They seem to believe that, even with
indictment, there will be delay, a
puny bond, and possibly a suspended
sentence. Under our present system
the criminal does not fear quick and
"In Houston alone It costs the county over 110,000 annually for grand
jury salaries, and after a man is arrested it takes about two weeks to
get him indicted. If a grand jury refuses to indict, it is impossible to
prosecute, however guilty the offender may be."
Examples of right law enforcement
were given by Mr. Stevens who cited
Wisconsin's law which is so efficient
that criminals dodge the cities In that
Faults of the jury system were described by Mr. Stevens as follows:
"The jury system of Texas is wholly
defective in that two men equally
guilty of the same offense may be
given unequal sentences, and it frequently happens that a confirmed
crook will receive less punishment
than a first offender. It Is not the
fault of the juries, for they must
grope in the dark, so to speak, in order to determine the degree of punishment. It would be far better for
the judge instead of the jury to fix
punishment, leaving the Jury the sole
duty of deciding the guilt or innocence of the defendant."
In closing, Mr. Stevens said: "A
change is needed in Texas, more elastic penalties, which would permit the
judge at his own discretion to Impose
a fine, jail sentence, or a penitentiary
sentence, according to the nature of
the crime and the character of the
There's that nice Firman Sykes. I'd
ike to meet him'but, as I understand
t, 'twould do me no good.
Have you ever noticed Loula Mae
Smith's hair? I know you have. It's
And, flashing an adorable grin,
comes Nelda Smith, bringing up the
rear—I mean, following in succession:
There's Helen* Davis. She's right
"itty", huh? —
Speaking of blondes, have you noticed Helen Higgins in the office? I
naturally love her smile.
Howdy, Richard. A. Macfee, and a
nice one at that. I like him!
There's Fay Gene Lawrence with
Martin Lowe, her escort, body-guard,
Suppose I'd better hurry. These
teachers and their requirements!
Gonna get me down yet! Toodle-loo,
Student.: "Mr, Miller, if a fellow'!
ambitious he has a lot of ambition
Mr. Miller: "Certainly, aren't yon
Student: "Well, no, sir, I think I'm
sort of bilious."
Lillian L.: You have the advantage
of me when we go around together.
Fulton R.: How so?
Lillian L.: You're In better company than I am.
JR. COLLEGE HEADS—
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Mr. Richard G. Cox of Gulf Park
College, Gulf Park, Mississippi, was
elected president of the Association.
Mr. Jeremiah B. Lillard, president of
the Sacramento Junior College, Is the
Nicholas Ricciardvof the California Division of Secondary Schools,
made this statement:
"In its future development, the junior college is going to render service
better suited to the needs of that
large group of young people planning
to enter the occupations which are
classified between the skilled and professional levels and are designated
he semi-professional vocations. In
rendering such service the junior col-
will more and more receive sympathetic and understanding cooperation from Ihe institutions of higher
learning and from lay leaders."
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pointed chairman of the social committee. Assisting her are R. G. Hall,
Homer Lowe, Gladys Jacobs, and
The "Cougar Collegians" are doing
their important bit to help. Bids
have sold fast, and the ball promises
to be one of the most successful social affairs in the history of Junior
Sophomores have lent a helping
hand by buying bids. Professor H.
W. Harris, sponsor of the Freshman
class, declared that the dance would
be postponed unless $200 were
sight. It is probably an assured fact
Officers of the Freshman class ar<
as follows: Warren Lemmon, presi.
dent; Anna Sloan, vice-president:
Gladys Jacobs, secretary; Hennie
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