The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 3, 1921 Page: 3 of 4
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Beautiful Spring Footwear
Our Showing for Early Spring Foot-
wear for Women
Is delightfully varied nnd beautiful and more charming new
models are arriving every day by express.
You have unrestricted selection of a very comprehensive line
of the most beautiful FOOTWEAR ever shown in all this sec-
NEW HOSIERY TOO.
- What Is Air Pressure?
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THE OFFICERS OF
THE FIRST STATE BA1
appreciate the student body of the schools of Abilene and you
are always welcome and we are glad to extend any favors com-
mensuratc with conservative banking.
OSCAR PARKER President; W. H. FREE Cashier RILEY
PETERS Assistant Cashier; J. R. BIRD Assistant Cashier;
J. H. CHORN. Assistant Cashier.
This Paper Is Printed by tho
ABILENE PRINTING COMPANY
1022-28 North Second Street
COLLEGE AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT
how much it means from a purely busi-
ness standpoint to have a strong banking
CITIZENS NATIONAL BA1
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $300000.00
THE air is composed of molecules. They constantly
bombard you from all sides. A thousand taps by a
thousand knuckles will close a barn door. The taps
as a whole constitute a push. So the constant bombardment
of the air molecules constitutes a push. At sea-level the air
molecules push against every square inch of you with a
total pressure of nearly fifteen pounds.
Pressure then is merely a matter of bombarding mole-
cules. When you boil water you make its molecules fly off.
The water molecules collide with the air molecules. It takes
a higher temperature to boil water at sea-level than on Pike's
Peak. Why? Because there are more bombarding molecules
at sea-level more pressure.
Take away all the air pressure and you have a perfect
vacuum. A perfect vacuum has never been created. In the
best vacuum obtainable there are still over two billion mole-
cules of air per cubic centimeter or about as many as there
are people on the whole earth.
Heat a substance in a vacuum and you may discover
properties not revealed under ordinary pressure. A new
field for scientific exploration is opened.
Into this field the Research Laboratories of the General
Electric Company have penetrated. Thus one of the chem-
ists in the Research Laboratories studied the disintegration
of heated metals in highly exhausted bulbs. What happened
to the glowing filament of a lamp for 'example? The glass
blackened. But why? He discovered that the metal dis-
tilled in the vacuum depositing on the glass.
This was research in pure science research in what
may be called the chemistry and physics of high vacua. It
was undertaken to answer a question. It ended in the dis-
covery of a method of filling lamp bulbs with an inert gas
under pressure so that the filament would not evaporate so
readily. Thus the efficient gas-filled lamp of today grew out
of a purely scientific inquiry.
So unforeseen practical benefits often result when
research is broadly applied.
General Office CIIlSSiHy Schenectady N.Y.
PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS.
HARWELL'S MUSIC HOUSE
174 CYPRESS ST.
An Ad in the Prickly Pear Will Pay
0UALITY SHOE SHOP.
E. G. ABBOTT
CORNER CYPRESS AND SECOND STREETS
Hike to Elm Creek.
On Saturday afternoon a group of stu-
dents took advantage of the half-holiday
and made a hike out to Elm Creek. It
was a beautiful sunshiney afternoon and
the much needed outing was enjoyed to
the fullest extent. After a short rest and
taking a few pictures the hikers returned
to the campus with mucli renewed
strength and mental rest. The following
couples enjoyed the outing: Earl Drown
and Mela Duff Eldon Sanders and Eula
Kirkley J. C. Brown and Alpha Moore
Aldridge Mason and Ila Duncan Dyrd
Hay Lewis and Irma Jewel McDuffie.
Oklahoma Cluh Picnics Near Lake.
On Monday morning February 28 the
members of the Oklahoma Club and their
guests met In front of the Administration
building at 10 o'clock. Five cars were
loaded to the brim despite the rain that
was steadily falling and all were soon off
for Buffalo Gap and then on to Lake Abi-
lene. After having seen what was to he
be seen in the "Gap" the cars ringing
with laughter and noise were off for the
After havlnc rambled ahniit tlii lnlri-
for about an hour all were called to a
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dinner was served. If a meal was ever
enjoyed this one was. Pimento i heese
sandwiches ham sandwiches potato salad
oranges apples bananas pineapple and
apricot pies etc were the eats that were
most gloriously partaken of.
After this mountain climbing was the
sport for the afternoon. Most all seemed
to enjoy this neverthless many grew tired
and were glad to find themselves again at
the lake where all started for Abilene'
about 4:30 p. m.
Those who enjoyed this day of outing
and an all-round good time were the Misses
Fern and Fleda Peck Mae Dell Lucile
Howard Mable and Ima Fuchs Irene and
V'alita Tidmore Susie and Eunice Lanier
Lillle Houston Kathleen Key Minnie Mr-
Alvain Itulh Bryant Mary Sue Cantrell
Essie Butler and Grace Alexander Mrs.
Tidmore and Mrs. Cantrell Messrs. Ben-
nle Beall David and IlcvnoMj Cantrell
Darton Philpott Overton Kibble Iven
"Something every day."
There is something wc have every day
for dinner that is (Deans).
There is something we have every day
for lunch that is (Deans).
There is something we have every morn-
ing for breakfast that is (Cream of
There is something we have every day
that Is (Karo).
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Hensley Evan Fuchs Raymond Pittman Earl Stagner Grace do you want some
Arledge House Weakley George Buch. milk?
anan Cerald Mobley Claiborne Harvey Grace Yes (and passes her glass
and Orville Fish. Earl P0UrC(l voter instead of milk.
Grace I could just taste the milk.
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PERSONALS. Grace Just like water.
The Virginia cornbread was passed to
Grace Is this pudding or what?
Ilia It's what.
Earl Drown "The grasshoppers 'ate my
brother's crop last year."
"But that's nothing" said Roy Lanier.
"They ate up the prospects of a crop at
Dean Speck preached at Hamlin Sunday
Miss Irene Drown visited her brother
sister a few days last week.
Mrs. IUtliff visited her daughters Ruth
and Edith during tho lecture week.
"Dad you know that letter I said I
gave you to mail?"
Dad Noles "Yes I mailed it last night."
"Dut Dad I just thought I gave it to
you. 1 still have it in my pocket.
Herbert Sikes "I'm going to the hie-
gest place in the U. S. this afternoon."
"To the country."
TO RETAIN YOUR GOOD HEALTH WE INSIST UPON
MEAD'S QUALITY BREAD
PIES AND CAKES
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 3, 1921, newspaper, March 3, 1921; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91194/m1/3/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.