Science: Iceolite

To an Austrian father and a Hungarian mother, a girl baby was born 46 years ago in Bridgeport, Conn. As she learned to talk and experiment with things, little Bessie Pastor showed herself to be a bright child. In high school she diligently studied chemistry, later went to a technical school. To her girl friends she passed out soaps and lotions, the products of her own test tubes.

One day two children she knew, skating on a pond near Bridgeport, broke through the ice and drowned. The tragedy made a doubly strong impression on...

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