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W.S.C. EXPERIMENTS AID MODERN INDUSTRY Many State Engineering Prob lems Subject of State College Investigation By H. J. Dana, W. 8. C, '11 Nearly all great industries at the present day, spend large sums each year tor maintaining technical lab oratories for original research along their particular line. Although these laboratories have accomplished a great deal, the results are often held in secret for their own benefit. Also, the lines of research have necessarily been limited la number and scope because of the lack of funds and equipment and of trained men to carry on the research. The engineering experiment sta tion at the State College of Wash ington was organized for the purpose of utilizing the technical equipment of the college laboratories and the trained personnel of the engineering faculty to help solve some of the en gineering problems of the state. Some of the work of original re search is being done by members of the faculty in addition to their regu lar teaching work. The author has been employed to devote full time to this work and is now studying the loss of heat from bare steam pipes Ir order to discover the best kinds and combinations of covering to use. These tests have resulted in the de velopment of a new type of pipe in sulation known as "graded cover ing,' the use of which will probably mean a considerable financial saving to users of steam heat. The report of the above investigation will soon be published in bulletin form. Another bulletin soon to be pub lished by the engineering experiment station will deal with the use and abuse of ropes and tackle. Six oth er bulletins have been published up to date, and these are frequently mailed out in answer to requests not only from different parts of the state of Washington but from all over the United States and even from foreign countries. This proves the universal value and interest of the work done in the engineering experiment sta tion here. In addition to the work already completed there nre a number of problems under investigation by dif ferent members of the engineering experiment station staff. These in clude a determination of the value of Northwestern coals for use in pro ducer engines, design of a universal laboratory instrument for standard ization purposes, impregnation of woods to increase the insulating qualities, and others. W. S. C. has been recognized by the largest technical institution of the United States as one of the lead ing engineering schools of the West, which shows that our college ranks higher in engineering than is gen erally conceded. This is proven by the appearance of Theta Xi, the largest and oldest engineering fraternity in the United States. This fraternity has confined its chapters exclusively to those col leges which rank highest in that pro fession. Some time ago a committee rep resenting this fraternity made an of ficial investigation of the college of engineering in order to determine whether or not it was sufficiently large and important to support a fraternity which limits its member ship to students in engineering and applied science. The chairman of this committee is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has of ficially investigated a great many of the engineering schools in the United States. After investigating the laborato ries, equipment, and the engineering experiment station, and conferring with the instructing personnel, he stated that he was very agreeably surprised at what he found. In many ways our equipment is more modern and complete than in many of the old eastern schools which have a. national reputation. The importance of an engineering college may be measured by the ac complishments of its graduates. The fact that Washington State College graduates have been making engin eering history in the Northwest proves its claim for leadership in that field, and the college may well be pleased at receiving the deserved recognition from the older technical institutions. The budget is a pattern for spend ing. It bears the same relation to the income as the paper pattern to the cloth of which a dress is made. Now is the time to plan the home garden. Hatch early and get eggs next winter. FEDERAL BOARD ASSISTS WORLD WAR VETERAN i "Pulled out of the mud" by the federal board and put on his feet once more Is the story of Ralph .1. Colter, veteran, who has just signed up for vocational training at the col lege. Conrad Coulter's story reads like a novel. Discharged from a San Francisco hospital and loft "on his own,'' he took up work in the Oil fields of Wyoming, only to break down under the strain. A winter spent In trapping in the mountains, and a part year of "bumming" brings the story up to the time he was dis covered by the federal board and the opportunity given him to take train ing. He has Just arrived In Pullman from Pocatello, Idaho, and will in all probability enter the agricultural course. _^__§_*#H_P _rff4Bi _H_ _HB_s_f__^ ___H \W _c _u___i 9A _fl*U_[ *<* _^_j____'f "*b___^^^T AmmWw __H____f_&_3 ***^( l__^___k_. —f_i< 'jJr«__l_BH __r cW y*""~^<___ I _—_< I*" ■" *l_^'*j\l^«f_' a"* tfcj I 1 *^ ,v"J^* " _M-_HI_M j _--^ m**;^. j_?^- l__? A , / i v . " ■ -—- —— ajaa Silhouettes of the New Spring Creations Fresh and youthful, breathing the very Lovers of smart apparel will be delighted beauties of springtime 4 are these new coats with every garment presented—delighted and suits. 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NEWEST FABRICS AND COL- WEAR ARE NOW ON OUR SHELVES THE NEWEST ONE-STRAP ORINGS FROM THE FAMOUS MAKERS OF CLOTHING. NEW SUITS SUEDE PUMPS IN BLACK ONLY, ARE VERY POPULAR FOR THIS ARE PRICED FROM SEASONS WEAR. $30.00 to $48.50 Priced at $6.50 to $11 the pair NEW CAPS I NEW HATS NECKWEAR I SILK PETTICOATS " An express shipment of the newest NeW cloth a variety of col- * v n „.i (ioo .... . . "***•" SimPHC,ty fM£- llVeUneßß * in Caps for Spring Wear. The new- NeW Cl°th hats in a variet^ of co 1" n.ay be round here N w Simplicity of design, liveliness of est colors make the most beautiful ors of the newest shades. Very cuff S^ts^Ves^Fronh?-nd^CoHar. 1 colors, and remarkably low prices line of Caps we have ever shown. popular for spring wear. and new Ruf flings to make your own make our showing of new Taffeta Call and see them today. novelties f(? _ _ eckwea _ PwUicoatw unusual. Priced at $3,50 I | Priced at $4.50 Reasonably Priced Priced at $4.50 to $5.00 ODD TROUSERS I STACY ADAMS SHOES I I SILK HOSE ~1 1 NEW GINGHAMS ~ If in need of odd trousers to - .. ' Many of the new charming dresses match your coat, you can find them men " footwear ' Absolutely the best silk hosiery for spring will be of Gingham. Our here in new brown mixtures blue- We haVe y ° Ur size ,n browns or values can now be found at this Ginghams, both of domestic and im ' ues black V _. ■. ported variety, are of the best pat a°d grays. DlacK- store at very reasonable prices. terna t0 _ e , ect fo _ your Glngh ani $6.50 to $7.00 | Now Priced at $15.00 | $1-50 to $2.50 _. rcss ' 30c to 85c the yard $65° t0 $7°° Now Priced at $15.00 | $1-50 to $2.50 30c to 85c the yard THE EMERSON MERCANTILE CO. Whitman County's Greatest Store PROFESSOR SOLON SHEDD , . STATE GEOLOGY HEAD Professor Solon Shedd, head of the department of geology, has been appointed state supervisor of geol ogy by Commissioner D. A. Scott, di rector of the conservation and de velopment department of the state under the new administrative code adopted by the legislature at the re cent session. In this appointment Dr. Shedd suc ceeds. Dr. Henry Landes, who retires as state geologist'under the old re gime April 1. The duties of this new office are the supervision of the work on the mineral resources of the state as well as the geological and topograph ical mapping which is carried on in conjunction with the government surveys. Dr. Shedd. one of the oldest mem- THE ,rj_LLMAN HERALD . hers of the faculty, is a graduate of Monmouth College and received his Ph. D. from Stanford University. CAMPUS DAY MAY SIXTH Campus Day has been set for Fri day, May 6, by Big Chief Lloyd Gil lis. after consultation with President i Holland. More details of the work . to be done on that date will be an nounced later, after another meeting of the Big Five with President Hol land. On the afternoon of Campus Day there will be the High School Interscholastic Track Meet on Rog ers field, under the auspices of the Pullman high school. S. A. Kimbrough, Washington State, '11, who was recently promot ed from the cashiership of the Spo kane Exchange National bank to the position of vice president in the re- organization of the staff of the bank, is well known in Pullman and on the campus. Mr. Kimbrough was a charter member of Sigma Nu fraternity and married the daughter of former State Senator R. C. McCroskey, for whom the new girls' dormitory was named. He was for eight years cashier of the Farmers' National bank of Colfax. He is one of the youngest bank vice presidents in the city of Spokane. William Huntley, the new presi dent of the Exchange, succeeding State Senator Edwin T. Coman, who resigned at the regular meeting of the board of directors, will assume his new duties at the same time. Senator Coman was also a former Colfax banker. Drones are not honey producers; make them as few as possible when the honey flow begins. £_i_^^ NORMAN YORK^iru^rsss^ . Norman York "'_?"^K-f^ll freshman Cass, i 8 col^M his operation for ap pend J^ ago. His case was nrstll^ be influenza and becal °"**l before the operation W,™H Another difficulty SS«StfSi the lights went out all 0 J«?!* *hJ ter the anesthetic had hi! ***« Mrs. York, his mother tV PjIJ« Stevenson and was with'v. c M the week. lllm "lost of | Clean utensils, "ceaTT,. milkers and clean barn. IV*" clean milk. ™8 ■ *"» li» - Going to sow any seed i; If bo, get that order in ear" T*! Is your seed free from „ weeds? Have it tested and „°> 1 ___ -..-.