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<ul><li><p>Tlu&gt; Cover . . . </p><p>. R. Quayle9 Emory University (right), presents Herty Medal to E. Em Reid. U. H. Cudd, section chairman (left), anil Roslyn Nowell, club president </p><p>Reid Receives Herty Medal A STAFF REPORT </p><p>J. BLE presentation of the Herty Medal to E. Emmet Reid, professor emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, climaxed the fifteenth Herty Da&gt;r celebration on the campus of the Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, Ga., on May 3 . Dr. Reid was awarded the medal for his contributions to research and to chefnical education in the South. Roslyn Nowell, president of the GSCW Chemistry Club, presented the medal, which is given by the club and the college, to Herschel II. Cudd, chairman of the Georgia Section of the </p><p>AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, which selects the recipient. The medal was then presented t o Dr. Reid for the Georgia Section by O. R. Quay le of Emory University, a former student of Dr. Reid's. </p><p>Dr. Reid's scientific contributions cover a variety o f subjects. Among them are the introduction of chloroacetophenone as a lachrymator during World War I, establishment of the mechanism of esterifica-tion of mercaptans, introduction of p-bromophenacyl bromide and p-nitrobenzyl bromide as reagents for organic acids. He </p><p>Former medalists attending Herty Day celebration were J. L, Howe, Washing" ton and Lee University; W. F. Hand, Mississippi State College; P . M. Gross* Duke University; W. H. Maclntire, University of Tennessee; W. A. Lazier9 Southern Research Institute; and J. S. Guy, Emory University </p><p>was the first to make dibutyl phthalate, the first plasticizer to attain wide use. </p><p>Bom in Fincastle, Va., in 1872, Dr. Reid was educated at Richmond College where he obtained the M.A. degree in 1892. Receiving the Ph.D. a t Johns Hopkins in 1898, he taught at the College of Charleston and Baylor University before returning to Johns Hopkins where he became professor in 1916; he has been emeritus professor since 1937. About 80 have taken Ph.D. dissertations under Dr. Reid; he is author of about 25 papers, co-author of about 140. He has some 25 patents in his own name, 15 with others. </p><p>An early member of the Chemical Warfare Service, Dr. Reid has served as consultant to CW3 since 1920. He has also been consultant to D u Pont, Hercules, Socony-Vacuum, and Thiokol for a number of years and is still active in these connections. Since 1937 and interrupted only by the war, he has made annual visits t o a number of southern Institutions in the interest of research, advising with faculty and students. </p><p>Speaking on research and national welfare, Dr. Reid remarked on the amazing speed with which our modern technology has developed ; he reviewed the contributions of research to this development and pointed out its importance in raising our standard of living. The politicians pass laws and imagine that they are raising the standard of living, but that credit should go to those who devise better ways of doing things, who enable one man to do the work of ten or a hundred. </p><p>The masterpiece of research is the atomic bomb, concluded Dr. Reid. " 'What fools these mortals be' to think of engaging in atomic war. Research that has lengthened life and made living so much more desirable has brought us to the brink of the bottomless pit of destruction. Pray to a merciful God that mankind may be restrained from making the plunge." </p><p>The Herty Day celebration began with an afternoon tea by the Chemistry Club on the lawn of the GSCW mansion, home of Georgia governors when Milledgeville was state capital. Over 200 attendants were guests of the college at the dinner preceding the presentation ceremonies which were held in Russell Auditorium on the college campus. </p><p>Below. L. C. Lindsley and J. F. Vincent, GSCW; Lena Martin, V. S. Rubber Co., formerly of GSCW; </p><p>Jessie Trawick and R. F. Sessions, GSCW chemistry faculty; G. H. Wells, president of GSCW </p><p>V O L U M E 2 5, N O . 2 0 M A Y 1 9 , 1 9 4 7 1433 </p><p>The Cover...Reid Receives Herty MedalA STAFF REPORT</p></li></ul>