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FIFTY YEARS AGO IN
The May tour speaker is Research
Professor Waldemar T. Ziegler of the
Georgia Institute of Technology. His
topic will be "Properties of Matter at
Dr. Charles W. Arnold of UT-
Austin has received first Phi Lambda
Upsilon award for the outstanding Ph.D.
thesis in chemistry and chemical engin-
eering in the United States. The title of
his dissertation was "A Thermodynamic
and Spectroscopic Study of Ethylene
Oxide." The work was joint research in
both chemistry and chemical engineering
and was directed by Professor K. A.
Kolbe from chemical engineering and F.
A. Matsen from chemistry. The research
was funded by a grant from Celanese
Corp. The $500 award was given at the
Cincinnati ACS meeting. Also attending
the ACS meeting were faculty members
Drs. G. W. Watt and H. L. Lochte. Dr.
K. A. Kolbe is the University of Texas
representative to the 4t" World Petroleum
Congress being held in Rome at the end
of May. Dr. F. A. Matsen gave one of the
four opening papers at the Symposium
on Quantum Theory of Molecules held
in Stockholm Mar. 21-14.
Solvay's alkali manufacturing plant
in Baton Rouge opened 20 years ago.
Solvay is now a division of Allied
Chemical and Dye Corp.
Pope Laboratories of Dallas was
awarded a certificate showing the highest
standing in the U.S. in collaborative
work on cotton seed. R. C. Pope, head
of Pope Labs, is a former editor of The
Southwest Retort. Richard G. Guerrero
and C. T. Kenner of SMU recently had
a paper published in Journal of Sedi-
mentary Petrology. This was a joint ef-
fort of the SMU chemistry and geology
departments. Will Swerdloff and Mary-
ann Duggan of Magnolia's Field Re-
search Laboratory recently presented a
paper at the Natural Gasoline Association
of America meeting held in Dallas in April.
Maryann is now changing duties at Mag-
nolia, as she has recently been named Di-
rector of the Technical Library. The D-FW
Section's annual picnic will be May 21.
New Southeastern Texas member Rol-
lie B. Williams of Humble Oil Co. gave
two talks: "Aromatics Characterization by
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectros-
copy" at the Gulf Coast Spectroscopic
Conference in Galveston. He also gave a
presentation on "Quantitative Determin-
ation of Elemental Hydrogen by Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" at the
recent Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical
Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.
Dr. Fred Jensen, Chemistry Depart-
ment Chairman, was the only Texas A&M
faculty member to attend the Cincinnati
ACS meeting. He serves as a member of
the ACS Committee on Professional Train-
ing. Dr. Tom Burkhalter recently gave a
talk to the Corpus Christi ACS Section on
"Analyses by High Frequency Methods."
At Baylor Dr. Virgil Tweedie has
received a summer appointment as a re-
search participant in the summer program
of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear
Studies. Recent instrument purchases in the
department include a Beckman DK spec-
trophotometer from a Geschickter grant to
Dr. William B. Cook, a Sargent Model
XXI polarograph for Dr. Thomas C.
Franklin, a Rudolph Precision Model 70
polarimeter for Dr. A. G. Pinkus, and
Tracerlab "64" Scaler radiation counter for
Dr. Virgil Tweedie. The latter three
instruments were funded by a grant from
Editor's Note. This column will be absent
in September but will return in October.
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