Science: Compounds & Concoctions

The United States is in imminent danger of a petroleum shortage which will swell imports, send up prices of motor fuel, and force a more general use of small, low-powered cars.

So last week warned Dr. Benjamin Talbott Brooks, 50, independent consulting chemist of Manhattan, as the American Chemical Society opened its meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Brooks wanted to make his point especially clear to people who suppose that oil under U. S. ground will last hundreds of years. Distinguishing between shortage and actual exhaustion, Dr. Brooks, famed in his profession for...

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