The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 26, 1940, Image 3

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1940- THE BATTALION THANKSGIVING! Pill We say LET THERE BE LIGHT ^ AKES RIGHT cvOsC<n-x-x<s<>: I thanli God for America The land the Pilgrims trod,' i Where man is neither jailed nor bled For worshipping his God. I thank God for America The land of Freedom’s birth That gave a home to homeless man On a tyranGcaptured Earth. Copyright, 1940. Appreciate America I thank God for America The land that knew to melt .Race and color, region and clime— Goth and Jew and Celt. I thank God for America— And may its bliss endure— Where human dignity Is prized And human life—secure. I thank God for America Its mission and its fate: Where man had built a dam to stem The poisoned stream of hate. 1 thank God for America Where freedom dwells and reigns: Where mind 1s strength and word is free, And thought—not kept in chains. This poem written exclusively for '‘Appreciate Amen ica Inc." by the eminent poet, Philip M. Raskin' I thank God for America— Its oceans and its soil. Where man is free to move, and sa And trade, and till, and toil. I thank God for America Pillared by Justice and Right: Where wisdom rules, where trutl prevails, And darkness yields to light.. /619S033- — — Page Last Year’s Bonfire Encores Tonight Use of Chemical Products Serves As Indicator of Business Conditions Watson and Fox Present At Graduate Club Meet Wednesday By Dr. F. M. Smith Assistant Professor of Chemistry Especially marked since World War 1 has been the growth of an industry which makes products which are loosely grouped under the name of Chemicals. This in dustry is one of the two or three largest in the United States, em ploying several million workers and manufacturing a host of products, some few of which are so widely used that the quantity sold serves as a fairly accurate barometer of business conditions. Chemical products may be classi fied as inorganic or organic, the latter consisting of all those sub stances which contain carbon, and is the more numerous of the two classes. The organic chemical in dustry may take naturally occur ring things such as plants, animals, coal or petroleum and process them to get salable products such as gasoline from petroleum or alcohol from grain. More spectacularly, the organic chemist may start with simple substances and synthe size his products, for instance, starting with coal, air, and water to get Nylon, or varying his pro cess somewhat to get wood alcohol. Some familiar organic products are Prestone, Polaroid, TNT, cello phane, rayon, bakelite, vitamin con taining fish oils, turpentine and many others. Most of our drugs are prepared by the organic chemist from the almost miraculous sul fanilamide or sulfapyridine to co- '■ caine or castor oil. The versatile organic chemical manufacturer pro vides us with materials to paint houses, rubber to carry our automo biles, soaps to wash our faces, foods to fatten us, medicines to preserve our health, poisons to kill us slowly or rapidly, and explosives to blow us apart. At the present time those or ganic chemicals known as explo sives are vitally interesting to all of us. Smokeless powder (cellulose nitrate) also known as guncotton, fires our big guns and our little ones. The mines and bombs are usually filled with dynamite or TNT, our most powerful explo sives at the present time, though intensive research is being carried on to discover still more deadly substances. Mercuric fulminate, which explodes on being slightly jarred, is used to set off the large charge of powder or explosive. Chemists or engineers usually have control of the actual man ufacture of the products. The dis covery and small scale preparation of new products is primarily the responsibility of the research chem ist, who turns over his findings to an engineer for development of large scale manufacture. The need of skilled workers required for re search, development, and control of these many chemical processes offer opportunity to thousands of college trained chemists and engi neers. Wages paid in this industry are high; no expense is spared in providing Mr. Doe with Nylon stockings and Mr. Doe with trans parent suspenders. Colonel James A. Watson and Major Tom Fox of the Military Department were present at the last meeting of the Graduate Club Wednesday night. Due to another engagement, Colonel Watson stayed only long enough to meet the mem bers of the club. Later, Major Fox gave an interesting talk on the famous “Lost Battalion” and inci dents relative to its separation from the main force and its final rescue after unbelievable resis tance to the enemy for six days. Although this incident happened in the World War, it was not until many years afterwards that the complete story was pieced together in what is believed to be its true form. Major Fox, while assigned to the historical research division at Fort Benning, Georgia, came in contact with an officer who was at tached to the “Lost Battalion”. Barnhill Appoints Committee for Annual Houston County Dance The Houston County A. & M. Club met Monday night and made plans for a Christmas party to be held at the Crockett Country Club December 23. A dance committee composed of G. D. McClain, R. M. Knox, J. B. Best, Gerald Easterly and Glendon Jones was appointed by R. P. Barnhill, president of the club. The club, which has heretofore held an annual Christmas dance, decided to make the party a private affair with the members of the crockett Ex-Aggie Club as guests. « i l - I H SMEAR THE STEERS THE COLLEGIATE SHOP BRYAN HASWELL’S WYATT'S FLOWER SHOP BRYAN BRYAN AMUSEMENT COMPANY (PALACE, QUEEN, DIXIE) CANADY'S PHARMACY FIRST STATE BANK and TRUST CO. PALACE CAFE WE FEATURE TASTY SANDWICHES HOTEL CHARLES COFFEE SHOP HOLMES BROS. CONFECTIONERY SOUTHERN CHICKEN GRILL TRY OUR DELICIOUS FRIED CHICKEN SMEAR THE STEERS YEAGER HARDWARE CO. THE RADIO SHOP ACROSS FROM BRYAN POST OFFICE E-TEX CAFE SAMPLE’S SERVICE STATION 209 S. COLLEGE — PH. B-128 — BRYAN GUY H. DEATON TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE — BRYAN AGGIE SERVICE STATION FILL YOUR TANKS HERE GEORGE’S CONFECTIONERY MEET ME HERE IN BETWEEN CLASSES AGGIELAND STUDIO STUDENT CO-OP RADIO REPAIRS DR. GRADY HARRISON NORTH GATE ' \ ►>■<> >»■<< >-X-» >►<<< s->