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PAGE FOUR THE CATALINA PEPPERMINT FLAVOR A lastin treati and god'd for ! teeth, appetite. and digestion. ! AMERICA'S RADIUM GIFT HELPS DISCOVER NEW LAW (Science Service C,,rresp,,ndencc) The gift of one twenty-ei,ohth of an ounce of radium, worth $100,000, made by the women of America to Madame Curie in 1921 has been instrunwntal in establishing and proving a new law of llattlre. .\line. J. S. Lattes, a worker in M,ne. Ct, riees laboratory, has described in Anuales de Physique, her studies of lhe filtering of radium rays. Madame Lattes was originally inter- eslcd in findin~ the best method of wralqlinff up the applicator tubes which arc brought in contact with the flesh of a patient who receixes radium treat- menl. but her results led her into fun- dam.ental studies of the absorption of radium rat's by" different materials. She was able to confirm definitely, us- inff the American radittm, a law dis- covered in 1925 by Georges Fournler in the same laboratory, according to which there is a simple mathematical relation between the absorption coeffi- cient of a material and its atomic num- ber. She also attained her ori.~inal" ,,1)ject, for she learned how to avoid ~he destnlction of the flesh, or necr,- sis, which occurs wheu a radium tube is improperly used. Essentially her method is to use first a thiu sheath of a dense metal, such as l,latintmt, arouild the radium, and then to wrap the tube in many layers of light ma- terial, snch as gauze, to absorb the sec~mdary rays issuing from the plati- num. This method, which has also been deveh,pcd empirically, is now for the first time clearly tmderstood anti explained. In her latest repor.L published in the Annals of the University of Paris, Madame Curie tells of the great and growing activity of the group which she directs. No less than thirly in- vestigators are studying different pro- blems of radioactivity, and fifteen scientific papers were published from the laboratory between November 1925, and May 1926. ht addition, the vari- ous technical services of the htbora- tory have been kept up. Madante Cur- ie's daughter, Dr. Irene Curie, who ac- companied her mother on her visi~ to this country, is one ,,f the most pr,,- ductive research workers at the Ra- dium Institute, and also has charge of some of the laborato,'y teaching. THE CATALI~IA ISLANDER Wade Killifer of the Seattle lhtsc- ball Club, recently announced that h," had si~ned up Walter Schmidt, pilehcr, wlt,~ managed the San Francisco Mis- sion Bells last year. SPORT It is announced that I4 phty at the annual tennis at the Hotel Huntingtm March 18, 19 and 20. sPORTS .lames l)ou~hcrty has cal,tain of the University Berkeley baske.tbaI1 team SPORTS On Tuesday :f last at Rcdlands and Redlands, the score hinds 97, \Vhittier 47. sPORTS Ncal Archer, forwal dental Collcae been elected captain for sFoRTS Strength is natural, hi ~rowth of habit. This ity requires practice if lasting.--Joul) er t. UNITED STATES Avalon, Mail arrives daily, 12:00 A. M. Outgoing mail closes Sunday, at 3:00 P. M. The Postoffice is Sunday, from 8 A. Grace THE CATALINA Subscribe now~$2 per I;arl W. I;ars0, Plumbing, Tinning 117 WHITTLEY Phone 124 f FOR KITCHEN BURNS AND HOUSEHOLD WOUNDS use EZY 2 TAN (easy to tan) Instantly soothes, relieves and prevents blisters Not Greasy --- Colorless Dress the wound without the bandage. Allays inflamation and stops irritation. Prevents and Relieves Sunburn. At the Drugstores. In tubes fifty cents H. D. Morgan Laboratories, Avalon Catalina will give you the rest el your life. Come to Catalina. Make us happy, too. Renew your subscription to The Catalina Islander. Watch the world come to Catalina. \ t modern age recognizes the honest quality of Camels THE smokers of America have rewarded Real Quality with Real Leadership. For Camels have always been all quality and no frills. The choicest tobaccos money can buy, superbly blended. Millions of dollars put into the cigarette. Never a penny expended for show. There's just one way to find the smoking thrill that has won the modern world's admiration--try Camels. You'll know such taste and fragraace, such mellow mildness, as you never hoped to find. "Have a Camel!" O 1927, R. ]. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Win,~ton-.%,a,em, N. C.