The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1949 Page: 2 of 10
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THE RUSK CHBROKEEAN* THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949
Carol McCall liandled more than
3000 wasps to qualify for the Mas-
ter of Arts degree, President W.
R. White of Baylor University con-
ferred on her last week.
The coed from Temple, chose
the stinging insects—and recent
fatalities resulting from their ven-
om—as her specialized study in 1
work on the advanced degree in
biology. Her master's thesis told of i
Miss McCall discovered, among ;
other things, that most folks have
no need to fear a wasp sting ex-
cept for the momentary pain it
causes. Fatalities or serious illness
occur only in rare instances when
the individual person is allergic
to the venom.
But how to determine if you
are allergic, without actually get-
ting stung? she was asked.
She did just that. She hunted
out all the wasps she could find.
She even even advertised to find
wasp nests. Altogether in the year,
she collected about 3000 wasps,
along with a healthy number of
bees and their close relative, the
pesky red ant.
She made the insects sting her,
and she influenced several of her
friends to do likewise. She extract-
ed venom from the stingers and in-
jected it in her own veins. She
studied the reactions in every case.
Anyone allergic to pollen, food
proteins, or other factors, the
chances are that they are allergic
to wasp venom, Miss McCall theo-
rizes. And the reaction will be
even more severe if the stinger
reaches into the vein of the aller-
gic person, allowing the venom to
circulate quickly throughout the
A study of recent Texas deaths
from wasp stings have caused her
to believe also that overexertion,
or fatigue, prior to the sting plays
a definite part in severeness of
the reaction. She noted that a
marine was hunting at the time he
was fatally stung, a farmer was
pitching hay, and a young boy
was romping in the yard.
But even yet, the young scien-
tist is not completely satisfied as
to the exact causes of fatality.
To Mexico Planned
Virtually every section of Texas
will be represented on the 'Friend-
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which plays Saturady Prevue 11 p:m. Sunday and Monday at the
ship Caravan" to Mexico City Sep-
tember 9-18, in which Gov. and
Mrs. Allan Shivers will participate
at Mexico's Independence Day
Gov. Shivers accepted an invi-
tation to join the goodwill tour
which was sent by Gov. Casas Al-
eman, governor of the Mexico
City Federal District. The gover-
nor and Mrs. Shivers will be hon-
ored guests in Mexico City.
The caravan is primarily a train
journey, although plane reserva-
tions also are available. Gov. Shiv-
ers said he would not have suffic-
ient time to spend the ten days
of the tour with the caravan. He
plans to fly to Mexico City, prob-
ably on September 14, and be pres-
ent for some of the highlights, in-
cluding the Independence Day
festivities Sepetember 16.
Although Chambers of Com-
merce in many cities are arrang-
ing special sections for their own
members, the trip is also open to
the general public. Chambers are
organizing groups at Dallas, Fort
Worth, Waco, Temple, Austin,
Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur,
Galveston and Corpus Christi, as
well as in San Antonio. Valley
communities also will be repre-
sented. Literature may be secured
from the "Friendship Caravan"
headquarters, 203 Insurance Bldg.,
Caravan members will be desig-
nated distinquished guests by the
city council of Mexico City. They
will be entertained at a series of
official banquets and other events
and will be taken on sight-seeing
tours to famed spots in Mexico.
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Astronomers, searching the
heavens with new, giant-sized tele-
scopes, have been learning new
things about the 'end of the world.
They believe, today, that the
end of the world is an astronomi-
cal possibility. They even envi-
sion five different ways in which
it could happen.
But—the chance that any one
will happen is remote—extremely
unlikely in our time.
Recently, one of these possibili-
ties as to how the final curtain
might be drawn was emphasized
by the discovery of a new planet
within our planetary system. This
minor planet or asteroid, was first
sighted June 26 by the Palomar
Observatory on Mt. Wilson, Cal.
Traveling at twice the usual
speed of such celestial bodies, the
new asteroid, about nine-tenths of
a mile in diameter, comes closer
to the sun than any previously
seen minor planet—within about
Conceivably this asteroid could
cross the orbit of the earth. Or
it could collide with the sun.
Either of these cosmic catastro-
phes would wreak havoc upon the
The fact is that our planet, as
they figure it has been revolving
around the sun for more than
two billion years.
It is scientifically reasonable to
assume that the earth will con-
tinue her celestial journey for
many more billions of years.
As a matter of astronomical
speculation, however, the men who
search the skies consider five dif-
ferent ways in which "doomsday"
Every year more than ten stars,
expectedly and without prelimi-
nary indication, explode and burst
into new stars. These "novas"
pack intense energies tremendous-
ly surpassing those of their nor-
If this happened to our sun, the
earth would shrivel up in quick,
Classical theory maintains that
the cooling of the sun is another
eventuality, unless it has some un-
known and inexhaustible means
of renewing its energy.
In this event, arctic chill will i
grip the world, and as the tempei
ature gradually scales downward
to a few degrees above zero, life
will be wiped out and the earth
will evolve into a bleak, frozen
But even at its present enor- |
mous rate of emitting life-giving
heat and energy, the sun is good
for many billions of years.
Despite the infinite area of
space, traffic accidents have been
known to happen to travelers
roaming its lanes. Suppose a hit-
and-run star zooming through the
celestial sphere should collide
with our sun.
The resultant tragedy would
victimize all the planets in the
Or should a fiery, flaming-tail-
ed runaway comet approach the
earth at a terrific speed the wan-
derer would come closer and clos-
er until it struck with utterly de-
Neither of these possibilities
presents a very pretty prospect.
But, a head-on collision between
the earth and a huge comet is
The friendly man in the moon
has always represented a symbol
of romance to our younger gen-
erations, but the earth's gravity
pull could turn him into a mon-
ster of devastation.
Actually there seems little cause
Anyone told that he can "wait
until doomsday" has a long, long
For millions of generations, the
earth's end is merely a subject for
Experience takes dreadfully
high school-wages, but he teaches
like no other.—Carlyle.
No man will learn from the ft
suffering of another; he must suf-
fer himself. i
As a moth gnaws a garment, so
doth envy consume a man. £
Ignorance is contented to stand
still with her back to the truth.
Exaggeration is neither thought- t .
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Main, Frank L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1949, newspaper, September 1, 1949; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341698/m1/2/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.