Science: Chemists at Chapel Hill

Laymen who hear scientists indulging in polysyllabic shop talk are likely to regard them as cloistered visionaries who pay scant attention to what is going on in the workaday world. Last week, however, a bevy of savants approaching Chapel Hill, N. C., showed that they at least glance at the front pages of their newspapers. The American Chemical Society was holding a convention at the University of North Carolina. The chemists detrained at Durham, where arrangements had been made to convey them by bus the twelve miles to Chapel Hill. In...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!