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Heavy Hydrogen, Isolated [ Here, Raises Hopes I'-* of Scientists. r BY HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE, Associated Press Science Editor. NEW YORK. December 11.—“Iso lope'’ hydrogen, a new gas, today adds Another chapter to the story of creation, ft is pure hydrogen, which is just twice Ac heavy as the ordinary ga-s because a peculiar quirk in its makeup. Discovery of the new hydrogen was announced last night by the American Institute of Physics as a Joint accom plishment of Columbia University and the United States Bureau of Standards. Ordinary hydrogen, the simplest of all elements, is made of atoms which ee m to be nothing more than a positive and a negative charge of electricity, called a proton and an electron. Accounts for Weight. The heavy hydrogen Is made of four charges of electricity, twice as many, which account* for the additional Weight. This heavy stuff apparently exists in rival 1 amounts in all hydrogen gas. It as extracted at the Bureau of Stand ards by Dr F G. Bridtwedde. He liquefied ordinary hydrogen at 437 de grees below zero. Fahrenheit, and per mitted seme of this liquid to evaporate. ; The idea was that if any heavy stuff existed, it would stay in the bottom of th.v receptacle. This is exactly what i Happened. The heavy gas was then amt to Columbia University, where Prof. Harold C. Urey and Dr G. M. Murphy put it in a glass tube and made it glow like a neon light, but With a pinkish blue color. Find Extra Charges. By analyzing this light they discov ered the extra charges of electricity in the was atoms. Both the extra charges are tied up in the “nucleus,” or center of the atom. “Isotope” is the scientific tame for atoms having similar irregular Weights of electricity in their nuclei. ■This is the first time that any atom of Buy substance has been discovered with *uch a big weight difference. The new gas is expected to be the Bust useful stuff yet available to scien tists, who are trying to find out how these queer nuclei are put together. If they can learn that, they hope to dis cover how matter is created and per haps be able themselves to do a little elchemy. PERSIAN CAPITOL BURNS f’nrliament Buildings Destroyed Before Troops Control Blaze. TEHERAN, Persia, December 11 <>P). •—The main buildings of the Persian Parliament House were destroyed yes terday by a fire originating in a de fective flue. A thousand troops helped firemen »nd succeeded in preventing neighbor ing buildings from catching fire. Great crowds stood by and there was intense txcitement all day. SCRUB WOMAN. 63. DETERMINED I TO FLOAT DOWN MISSISSIPPI Declares Neither FI re, Water, Ice Nor| Snow Shall Stop Her—Has Encoun tered Fire and Snow. By the Associated Press, BURLINGTON. Iowa. December 11 — The "Father of Waters" has offered a challenge to a 63-year-old scrub woman and she has accepted It. The woman—Miss Randi Le Royl of Superior, Wis., Is determined that neither fire, water, ice nor snow shall stop her from realizing a dream of many years—namely to float down the Mississippi River from Superior to the Gulf of Mexico In a flat boat 20 feet long. < She has already encountered fire and snow, but the woman, who was bom in Norway, said she was determined to carrv on, having worked for years at scrubbing and other jobs to earn thp money for her Huckelberry Fin-Tom Sawyer adventure. Fire destroyed her oilcloth tent 10 miles north of here last Tuesday night, causing her to suffer from exposure in Winter-like weather, but she promptly bought a new one, restocked her larder, and pushed her craft off again. She propels her “ship" with hand made oars. Some one suggested that in view of her slow progress—an average of 20 miles a day since she l°ft Superior late last month—would cause her to find the I river frozen before she finishes the 2,200-mile trip. In that event she said she would j "continue the trip on skates." She said she had no definite plans after reaching the Gulf of Mexico HONOR LILLIAN LEITZEL Stage, Screen and Sawdust Stars at California Rites for Ashes. LONG BEACH, Calif., December 11 I (A3).—Stars of the screen, stage and sawdust ring paid respects here yes terday to the memory of Lillian Leitzel, renowned aerialist. killed last February while performing in Copenhagen. Rev. Perry G. M. Austin, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, read the funeral service. Miss Leitzel's ashes were brought to Long Beach last May by Miss Mabel Goule, a friend of the acrobat. Following the service a marble mon ument was unveiled in Inglewood Cem etery. Historians cite the nullification ordi nance in South Carolina, on November j 19. 1832 as perhaps the most important ' went cf that year. Try These Mince Meat Tarts 2 cups Hour 1 *gg H cup shortening 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 tablespoon* sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder H teaspoon salt Wood's Mince Meat Rub shortening into flour, add salt, sugar, baking powder, break egg in and mix well with fork, then add vanilla. Roll out. cut with cutter and line tart tin with the rounds. Line with paper and put in some rice to keep paste from ris.ng. Bake in hot oven 20 minutes. Remove rice and paper. When Pastries are cold put in each about 2 spoonfuls Wood’s Mince Meat. Cover with a meringue and brown in oven for a few min utes. Enough for 30 tarts Government Permit, Md. H-668 'VoOlf^XARD Sz LoTfclROP The Christmas Store •% Tomorrow—in Advance of the Season—The Men's Store Reduces A Limited Number of M n's Fine Suits S AQ Were $55, $65 and $75 The fabrics are the finest imported materials—cheviots, wor steds, and twists—shown in weaves, patterns and shades that only the world s finest looms can produce . . . hand tailored in the best custom manner. The combined lot offers you an excellent selection at this very low price, but we advise early selection as the quantity is limited. A Limited Number of Men’s Two-Trouser Suits, $28 Were $35 arid $45 The Mew’s Store, Second Floor. Tom or row—Limit ed A u m her Men's and Women's Golf Sets $ g .95 Now—at gift-buying time—we are offering a three-stay canvas golf bag and your choice of any three of our W&L matched golf clubs, all at this special $8.95 price. The golf bags have metal bottoms, and the clubs have chromium-plated steel shafts with leather grips. Irons have hand-forged, chromium-plated heads. Srorrwa Gooes, Fourth Floor. WoOlfvVARD &LolMROP Tfie Christmas Store I I Week-End Candy 2 Pounds, 95c Two pounds of our delicious dark chocolates and bonbons— tomorrow at this special price. Candy, Aisl* 14, First Floor. Wearable Gifts for the Children >1 Boys' Fine Wool Sweaters i m $5 and $6.50 Sweaters From One S7;.45 of Our Best Mills—Special Tomorrow Ol These are the fine sweaters you want for gifts—made of pure Zephyr worsted yarns, and woven in entirely new designs, including new medallion patterns, small cluster figures, scatter designs, as well as pastel shades and the popular plain colors. All fully sized and proportioned; with vee or crew necks. An en tirely new and complete collection—and not to be confused with broken lots frequently offered at a “sale “ price. Sizes 26 to 36, suitable for boys 8 to 16 years. Other Gifts for Hoys Belt Sets, $2 Scarfs, $1.95 Golf Hose, 50c Tie Sets, $1.50 4T Boys' Leather Lumberjacks Splendid Garments Regularly $10 For school and sports, nothing will please a boy more than one of these horsehide lumberjacks—made to our high standards of quality, and priced far below regular. Of real horsehide, wool lined, and reversible, and fin ished with snap fasteners. Black and cordovan colors, in sizes 8 to 20 years. The Boys' Store, Fourth Floor. Personal Gifts of Feminine Charm Silk Underthings $1.95 Juniors are as delighted as mother with gifts of dainty lingerie. Give neatly tailored or lace trimmed slips of fine French crepe—satin or crepe dance sets—or glove silk panties trimmed with lace. Any of these may be had for $1.95, or glove silk vests to match the panties at $1.65. Sizes 12 to 18. Other jilk underwear, $2.95 to $5. Gay Gift Pajamas Girls’ one, two and three piece paja mas of flat crepes or satins in lovely color combinations. Sizes 8 to 18. Other gift pajamas, $5.95 to $16.50. Dainty Negligees $6 Silk crepe negligees in delicate pastel colors, trimmed with lace or marabou. Sizes 6 to 16. Other negligees, $7.50 and $10. Girls' Furnishings, Fourth Floor. On Every Junior Misses9 List— %/ Five O'Clock Frocks *1650 Many occasion frocks that fit perfectly into a Junior’s wardrobe for tea dancing, informal evening, and a score of other important events. Choose from velvets, geor gettes, chiffons, and crepes with off-the-shoulder lines, puff sleeves, cape effects, lace yokes, or trimmings of sashes, buckles, flowers, fagotting, embroidery. Persian rose, King blue, red, rust, brown, black. Sizes 11 to 17. Junior Misses’ Apparel, Fourth Floor. Fancy Crepe Slippers For More Formal Occasions $6-50 A Junior sandal that follows the more sophisticated lines of mother’s new evening slippers. Satin-trim med crepe, with open shank, cut-out vamp and quar ter. Baby Louis heel—white, black. Sizes 3 to 7. This figured white crepe one-strap pump, with satin strap, dyes beautifully—and is smart with five o’clock as well as evening frocks. Rhinestone buckle and Baby Louis heel. Sizes 3 to 7. Dyeing, $1 extra. Children’s Shoes, Fourth Floor. The Health Rider Entertains, Develops, and Exercises $5.50 This prancing steed will keep the children healthy and happy...and is ideal for exercis ing their legs and muscles. The seat, horse’s head, and handles, of wood painted a brilliant red, steel base, and spring of finely tempered steel. A splendid, sturdy toy that will hold children weighing up to 80 pounds. Phone orders, District 5300, promptly filled. The Toy Store, Fourth Floor.