The Handout (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 10, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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The Student Semi-Monthly
Texas Woman's College
Entered as second-class mail
matter in the post office at
Fort Worth, Texas, under the
Act of Congress of March 3,
ELECTRIC LIGHT 42 YEARS OLD
Interesting Facts About Edison's
Invention, Anniversary Cele-
brated This Year
It pays to advertise in a pa-
per that is read by every stu-
dent in Texas Woman's College.
Editor-in-Chief. Lois Martin
Anna Belle Moore
Assistant Business Manager
Joke Editor !...
* Ella Hood
Subscription Fee $1.25
HELP US TO WIN.
We know you have heard about
the college newspaper contest for
this year, but in case you have for-
gotten we wish to remind you of it
The newspapers of each college
belonging to the iState Association
will enter four consecutive issues in
this contest. Judges will be se-
lected and, after close study, they
will decide the winner. In this way
Texas will know which of its colleges
has the best paper.
The object of this contest is to
promote writing on the part of stu-
dents, arouse interest in student
publications, and, most of all, to en-
courage the use of good English.
There is an insistent cry for better
English from our college students.
In other days crude expressions
might have served, but today a per-
son can scarcely hope to become an
important factor in society unless he
can express himself with some de-
gree of adequacy. People will not
listen to a speaker or read from a
writer unless he can explain his
There is no better way to find out
what you real'.y can (to in the liter-
ary realm than to write for your col-
Aside from the newspaper con-
test, T. W. C. is to enter the fol-
lowing articles in the literary con-
1. A serious short story.
2. A humorous short story.
3. A poem.
4. An essay.
We feel confident that T. W. C.
stands a fair chance of winning any
of these. We have an atrandanee of
literary talent in our midst, so let
us go to work, watch our English
and enter into this contest to win.
Why not make The Handout the
leading college paper in Texas?
By E. W. DAVIDSON
Since man first walked the earth
he has met the great needs of his
daily life by trying first one thing
and then another, persistently, in-
geniously, until he got what he had
to have. By that means he obtain-
ed food that was good for him, and
clothing and shelter that really pro-
tected, and light that has been
handed down through the ages Con-«deliehtful program was given
A NEW YORKER'S EVENING AT
1'. W. C.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Mr. Riley, pastor
of the Poly Methodist Church was
in charge of the devotional exer-
Wednesday, Oct. 26—The S. M. K.
Society put on the program at the
chapel hour. They gave a very in-
teresting program. The title was,
^Gathering in the Nuts." „
Thursday, Oct. 27—The chapel re-
ports were taken in the rooms of the
Friday, Oct. 28—The Fine Arts
Department was in charge. A very
MAKE YOURSELF THIRD.
A girl was leaving home for col-
lege. Her friends offered various
mottoes and advice, such as "Don't
starve," "Don't ' work too hard,"
"Stay on the good side of th«
profs." When the girl's mother
came to bid her good-bye that \vise,
woman said, "Be third, my chifcf"^,.
When the girl matriculatech—sne
wrote on her card: "I am third."
She hung a printed card in her room.
"I am third." Her new friends won-
dered at the strange motto of- the
"little Fish." They asked her to ex-
plain. She answered, "I place God
first, other people second, and my-
Was she happy? I am quite sure
DAN WAGGONER HALL
Marian Hunt, Merle Wooten and
Lorine Jenson went home last week-
3eryl Dixon's sister, who is at-
terding S. M. U., spent the week-end
Helen Titterington and Edith Nic-
holson spent the week-end in Dal-
Elsie O'Neal was the guest of
Anna Belle Moore and Melba Ruth
Pickens at the carnival.
Lucile Sutherland spent the week-
end at her home ir. Trenton.
Louise Welch and Mae Tally have
had the pleasure of a short visit
from their mothers.
stantly increasing in brilliance and
serviceability from the pine knot,
the tallow candle, the wick-in-oil and
the gas turner to the incandesscent
electric lamp of today—the lamp
whose invention 42 years ago, in Oc-
tober, 1879, by Thomas A. Edison is
being celebrated this year.
Research — this inquisitiveness
which grew out of a man's constant
striving f.fter new and better things
—embraces whole groups of profes-
sions peopled by men and women
who are devoting their lives to sci-
entific improvement of that which
satisfies man's wants. And of all
researches, it would be hard to find
one that has resulted in so much de-
finite benefit to mankind as that in
which Mr. Edison played so notable
a part in the year 1879.
Long before 1879—in 1810—the arc
lamp was devised. By 1878 it had
become well established for outdoor
illumination. But it was too power-
ful for home or office lighting. The
task before the electrical researchers
of the time was to "subdivide" it into
units small enough for indoor use.
Several men had made incandescent
■lamps which radiated light from a
carbon rod in i& partial vacuum to
prevent the corbon from burning up
instantly. But none of these crude
lamps would burn long enough to
make them practical.
Then Mr. Edison centered his re-
markable talent tirelessly upon the
problem in 1878. For a year he ex-
perimented. making an occasional for-
He thought a carbon thread would
make the best filament. But it had
to operate in a more nearly perfect
vacuum than any obtainable at the
time. So he built a superior pump
to secure such a vacuum. Then he
struggled for weeks to find the right
sort of material to carbonize into a
filament, using bamboo, cotton thread
and finally cardboard paper.
Having made his fine filament, and
secured a sufficiently high vacuum in
which it might operate inside a glass
bulb, the next difficulty was to get
the fiiment sealed inside the bulb.
Theconnection between the filament
and the current wire outside the bulb
had to be made of some material that
would expand and contract at the
same rate as glass in order that the
glass would not crack. He produced
an alloy of platinum and iridium
which filled this need.
Then the first Edison lamp was
made October 21, 1879. When it
was attached for a trial, employes in
the Edison laboratories at Menlo
Park, N. J., wagered excitedly over
the number of minutes it would burn
before the fragile filament broke., It
burned 5 hours. Mr. Edison knew he
Since then other epoch making im-
provements have been made in the
incandescent lamp. Dr. W. D. Cool-
idge of the General Electric Company,
3910 discovered how to make tung-
sten, that brittlest of all metals, duc-
tile so it could be drawn out into fil-
ament of any size ranging down to a
gauge six times finer than human
hair and tougher than any known-
substance for lamp use. The tung-
sten lamp then replaced the far less
efficiet carbon lamp.
A few years ago Dr. Irving Lang-
muir discovered that if lamp bulbs
were filled with argon, one of the
most inert gasses in our abfnosphere,
the tungsten filament would operate
•at even higher temperatures with
even longer life. This resulted in
the gas-fi!led lamp which, in various,
forms, is one of the highest products
of electric lamp makers today.
Thus, one thing and then another
Friday, Nov. 4.—The public speak-
ing department gave a play. The
acting was good. Everyone enjoy-
ed it very much.
Saturday, Nov. 5.—Dr. Martin
held the devotional services.
Saturday, Oct. 29—Mrs. Lyons,
president of the Harmony Club,
made a very interesting talk at
Tuesday, Nov. 1.—Major Whjte
made a very interesting talk on the
conditions in Russia. He has just
lately reutrned from Russia, and f()j
that reason everyone enjoyed his
talk very much.
MRS. HARGROVE TALKS TO
LIFE SERVICE BAND
On Nov. 2 the Life Service Band
very much enjoyed a talk from Mrs.
Hargrove. Mrs. Hargrove took her
text from Isaiah 40:25-31, her sub-
ject being, "A Life on Wings."
In her discussion Mrs. Hargrove
emphasized the fact that one should
strive for the highest and best that
life has in store for them. So of-
ten we lese sight of the best things
in life and florget that God has a
definite plan for each of us.
In order to live a life at its best
our two wings "trust" and "ser-
vice" must be always ready for
In order to trust God as we should
it is necessary to have before us
those ideals which will inspire and
lead us on.
This thought was beautifully il-
lustrated by the story of D. L.
Moody. Mr. Moody was discussing
Wednesday, Nov. 2.—The Txwoco i faith with a friend when his small
Staff was in charge of the chapel S0I1 and his pal appeared on the
exercises. The program was veryjscene , Mr. Moody placed his small
clever. The purpose of it was to
of the school
realize that all of the pictures for
the annual must be made now, and
that each picture must be uniform.
son on the gate-post and told him to
jump. The lad immediately did so
and was caught in his father's pro-
ecting arms. The other lad would
not jump. He did not have the
Thursday, Nov. 3.—Chapel hourjfajth as did the first boy. This
was used in checking up the chapel i simple illustration shows us just
attendance. how much trust we can put in our
A girl—a look.
A boy—a book.
Letters, books, secrets, friends,
Days that are always full.
Here's to the joys of college life,
A life that is (sometimes) dull.
The miser may be pleased with gold,
The poet with high regard
But I'm best pleased when I behold
An (A) upon my card.
Some more of our inter-class base-
ball games arc* being played this
has beentried by experimenters in
lamps just as prehistoric man made
his crude efforts in his own behalf.
Constant research has given "man a
better and better lamp so that the
most modern ones among the more
than four hundred million which glow
every 24 hours all around the world,
are giving eight times as much light
for a given input of current as Mr.
Edison's original lamps and the cost
of lighting in 1919 was but three
per cent of the cost in 1881.
Mrs. Hargrove used many other
lovely illustrations, and emphasized
that service is our main goal. Mrs.
Hargrove's talks are always inter-
esting as well as very instructive.
She ended her talk by reading the
That I May Soar
Great God, I ask thee for no
Than that I may not disappoint
That in my action, I may soar as
As I can now discern with t.his clear
And next in value, which thy kind-
That I may not greatly dsiappoint
Howe'er they thing or hope that it
They may not dream how Thou'st
That my weak hand may equal my
\ visitor from New York who
came into Fort Worth last Friday
evening and had only a few hours to
spend in the city asked'the porter
at the station to direct him to the
best university and of course he told
him about T. W. C. ^
Porter—They's a always a havin'
somethin' out here nice that the stu-
dents have done and I specks if
you go out there you might .sure
nuff see somethin'."
Visitor—"Thanks, fellow, I'll go."
After arriving at the school the
first thing the visitor saw was bright
lights streaming out the basement of
the new Poly church and his interest
increased. He came up to one of the
windows and found it was the open-
ing of the new basement of the new
It was very beautiful inside.
There were flowers and -lovely ferns
twining around each other and fall-
ing gracefully over the sills. Hap-
py people were walking around the
diffei'ent rooms of the handsome
basement. Over in the corner sat
a huge piece of ice and in a hole
which was cut in. the middle was
willed with delicious punch. Each
guest was anxious to taste the
sparkling, red, refreshing drink.
Just then beautiful strains of the
orchestra reached the visitor's ears
so he sat down and made himself
as comfortable as possible. He was
thoroughly happy^because of all the
college organizations he loved it was
the orchestra. The quick, strong
tones made him feel better than he
had felt in weeks. As he listened
he could not help admiring the cozy
corner in which the orchestra was
playing. Beautiful flowers prevailed
everywhere. The girls with their
dainty colored afternoon dresses were
on a platform vigorously playing
co-ed. Ferns41 were entwined around
the piano and the drums were roar-
ing out their deep voices as if in a
combat with the high noises of the
All- of a sudden the expression on
the man's face changed. Was he
thinking of the last happy evening
at home when they were all together
and longing to live it all over again,
or when he was saying "goodbye" to
his dying friend in France, forever,
A DOG'S LIFE
Ruby—Did you know Mr. Bishop
treats his wife like a dog?
Helen—Impossible, what does he
Ruby—Haven't you heard that he
kisses her every day?
When We Are in Town We Visit
1112 Main St.
Sweets and Cold Drinks
S. S. DILLOW
R. 1663 Polytechnic
E-L-E-C T-R-I-C S H-O-E S-H-O-P
3122 AVENUE F
We Use the Best Materials and Guarantee Our Work
ALL KINDS OF SHOE LACES
Pangburn's Chocolate Shop
609 Houston Street
Dainty Toasted Sandwiches, Hot
Lunches, Hot Chocolate, Cold
Sodas, Better Candies and Cakes.
THE BEST WORK
For the Best Prices
ART CRAFT LABORATORY
In "Poly" It Is Rainwater's
Everett Drug Co.
We are Sole Agents in Poly for
The Venida Hair Nets; the best
nets made. We have your color
in single and double mesh.
Bring: us your films to be de-
veloped. All work guaranteed.
THE GIFT OF PERMANENCE
• ' ' ;
The pride of the recipient in the gifts from the Jew-
elry Store and the beauty of ^the gift never grows less.
We have made special preparations for Christmas and
can show you hundreds of highly desirable and enduring
Our prices are most reasonable, consistent with quality.
Special Discount to T. W. C. Students
May We Show You Our Holiday Display
ART & KING
Main at Ninth Streets
or what was it? Yes, it
been and a thousand othor'thought!
of similar experiences, ty'hv
caused such a change. The
seemed to be telling SWw.t "f®?1
of mothers and real homes with"*8
low, sweet appealing tones ^1
tune charged again to a march n,
back again to happy inspiring J?
sic that would put. ambition m ti
breast of a beggar. The visit'
turned to his watch and to his ast
ishnient it was almost time for v'
train. Ho had spent his hours t
one position and "so interested «!
could hardly realize it. He ju|#"
to his feet and rushed to catch V j
car happy, thinking and ambitious
He had heard the T. W. C. orchestra
When the whole blamed world has
gone to the bad,
And life is on the bum,
A two-cent grin and a lifted chin
Helps some, kiddo, helps some.
For your gift giving this
Xmas you could not iio better
than to come to our book de-
partment. Ours is a most com-
plete stock of new and stand-
ard books of fiction, art, mu-
sic, travel, history, juveniles,
etc., and we are very proud of
our most complete stock this
A wonderful selection of
Xmas cards, seals, tags, deco-
rations and gift dressings of
all kinds. We ito engraving
and are taking orders for per-
sonal engraved cards—
A complete line of Fine Sta-
tionery, leather goods, pictures,
picture frames, in fact every-
thing ior the gift giver.
Make our book department
your meeting place. YooH
find many things to interest
you and will be inade to feel
5th and Main Streets
Quality Plus Style
Equals Superior Values
Monnig Standards and Reputation
Are Your Guarantee of These
Sincere Service is what every Buyer desires—Ser-
vice which expresses itslf in authoritative Styles, hcivst
Workmanship and dependable Quality. This Service is
rendered by this Store, which through minimized over-
head expense and highest Quality is enabled to give
lo serve sincerely with the spirit of usefulre-
employ every facility for increasing our usefulnes. ,
be worthy of the highest' confidence—to keep faith in
every transaction, no matter how small—these ihm
constitute the aim of this Store.
The Stcjre With 32 Years' Reputation
Mrs. W. B. Pinney
Mrs. G. V. Brown
611 Houston Street
The place where you can find
We Make a Specialty
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