Southwest Retort, Volume 13, Number 6, February 1961 Page: 17
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Sout4 Texas Sectai.
FRANK S. WAGNER, JR., Reporter
OFFICERS: Chairman: R. E. Scott. Chairman-Elect: S. D. Cooley. Vice-Chairman: F. W. Bird.
Secretary-Treasurer: E. P. Helverston. Councilor: C. D. Hester. Alternate Councilor: E. N. Wheeler.
RoY PRINZ, noted for his horticultural
skill in growing miniature trees, has now
taken up crystal growing. He has pre-
pared several large ones from alums and
anticipates increasing his successes in this
new field. There have been quite a number
of promotions and transfers at the Re-
search and Development Laboratories,
Celanese Chemical Company, at Clark-
wood. HENRY K. DICE, Vice-President
and Technical Director, has been appoint-
ed general manager of Quimica General,
S. A. in Mexico City. Since he was the
boss, everybody downstream got promo-
tions. DR. FRANK MARCOTTE, a past pres-
ident of this section, will be Vice Pres-
ident and Technical Director; DR. AR-
THUR W. SCHNIZER will be director of
chemical research, WALTER HEINZ will
be section head of the organic chemical
section. DR. P. L. PICKARD will be group
leader in the organic chemical section.
In addition to these, DR. MANUAL SLO-
VINSKY is transferring to the Celanese
Laboratories at Summit, New Jersey. DR.
KARL KUMLI is moving to Longview,
Washington, where he has accepted a posi-
tion with Weyerhauser Pulp and Paper
Company. DR. GENE PARK, a recent
Ph.D. from the University of Texas, is
now in DR. ENRIQUE WITT'S group.
JORGE A. BLAY, an analytical chemist
from the University of Buenos Aires, re-
cently joined DR. MAGEE DUFF'S group.
IVAN TROMBLEY, distinguished research
librarian at the laboratory of Pittsburgh
Plate Glass, Chemical Division in Corpus
Christi (formerly Columbia - Southern
Chemical Corporation) gave a very in-
teresting talk on the operation of his li-
brary before the Coastal Bend Library
Association. At the same meeting, FRANK
WAGNER, recently nominated president-
elect of the Texas Chapter of Special
Libraries Association, showed his compila-
tion of a chemical book of days (a list
of anniversary dates famous in chemistry
or technology). He indicated he is having
difficulty in finding anything important
to chemistry which happened on January
3, February 29, and November 13. If
anyone knows of something of importance
in the chemical world which happened
on these days, he would appreciate hearing
about it. Although every other day of the
year is represented by 1 to 10 entries,
these days seem to be pretty bleak ones
for chemical discovery.
DR. HOWARD HOEKJE has been trans-
ferred to the Barberton Laboratories as
Director of Applied Inorganic Chemical
Research in Barberton, Ohio. We shall all
miss his eager questions and sharp retorts
in local section activities.
The January meeting of the section
was given over to a program describing
the regional science fair activities. Sister
JEANNE FRANCES gave a preliminary
sketch of the type of projects submitted
and how they are judged. Miss KATHLEEN
KENNEDY, local high school student at
Incarnate Word Academy, submitted a
brief paper telling how she had isolated
the pigments of a species of seaweed (your
reporter failed to scribble down the exact
species at the meeting) by means of paper
chromatography. Her research work in
this field appears to be of excellent quality.
7ea4 s and 7M - &aylo4 Sectit
N. C. ROSE and A. G. PINKUS, Reporters
OFFICERS: Chairman: C. D. Holland. Chairman-elect: Virgil Tweedie.
Secretary-Treasurer: J. B. Beckham. Councilor: Leone Cockerell.
From Baylor of Texas on November 11-12 were the
Attending the Conference on Instruc- following staff members: Professors
tion in Chemistry held at the University THOMAS C. FRANKLIN, CHARLES E.
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