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JO Sec. Sunday, April 27, '52 DETROIT FREE PRESS THAT'S 1952 THANKS TO CHLOROPHYLL BY ROBERT SULLIVAN New York Dally News Service NEW YORK The way things are in the United States, there is always a Year. You remember when ball-point pens had a year? Penicillin had a. year? Short skirts? Well, this is Chlorophyll Year. Regardless of what fashion experts say in their own field, this year everything has got to be green. The general trend is that from now on nobody or nothing is going to smell bad any more, and chlorophyll is ready to accomplish There are now no less than 29 (and maybe more over the weekend) tablets, lozenges or pills that can be taken by mouth to prevent body odors. There are at least six chewing gums, three toothpastes and four mouthwashes, a couple of stick deodorants, a shampoo, a cigaret and nine different dog foods that contain chlorophyll in varying degrees. EVERYBODY connected with chlorophyll right now is tired but happy tired because they are so busy and happy because business is good. BOWMAN'S METHODS of production are typical of the industry. He has a plant at Neodesha, Kans. To the still at this plant are brought shipments of dehydrated Carotene and phytol were the most valuable of these extracts. Xanthophyll was put into chicken feed. It not only makes the yolks of eggs yellower, but converts chickens which might have looked pale and wan in the store into a nice golden yellow. The chlorophyll was mostly sold as soap dye. THE PRESENT upsurge in the career of the green stuff can be traced to Dr. F. Howard Westcott, of New York City. was working with degenerative diseases cancer, osteomyelitis and the like. He was actually In search of something that would help to build np his patients and was attempting a projection of Buergi's studies on chlorophyll in anemia. THERE WERE two advertising men in New York, O'Neill Ryan this rather large job. Dedicated to making the world and its creatures as delightful to be with as a field of new-mown hay, there are now about 75 products containing chlorophyll. They range from pills with the plain purpose of deodorizing, through toothpastes, chewing gum, cigarets, mouthwash, toilet Other scientists followed the line he laid out. The late Dr. Benjamin Grus-kin, of Philadelphia, really brought the use of chlorophyll to the fore when he noticed that when chlorophyll was applied to the lesion in ointment or in wet pack the offensive odors that often go along with these things disappeared. This was less important to the doctors than the therapeutic effect of the chlorophyll so nobody paid much attention to it at the time (about 1938) except to remark their pleasant surprise at the vanishing of the smells. material suppresses sweat 'in the areas where it is most profuse, notably the underarm. By faithful external applications of these deodorants, you can be fairly sure that you are not But chlorophyll preparations are supposed to work internally, eliminating, in some way that no one so far has been able to explain, the odor before it occurs. started in 1941 with a series of animal tests which showed that anyway it couldn't harm anybody. He proceeded to human experiments, using people in various walks of life heavy and light workers and recording the results an osmoscope, which measures the strength of smell. Westcott published his findings in the New York State Journal of Medicine early in 1950 and Charles Bowman said, "This is for us." From that time on chlorophyll has never looked back. THERE HAVE been, of course, many other preparations sold as deodorants. A lot of them have a simple aluminum sulphate base, either in solution or in a cream, with a slight perfume added. This and Henry Stanton, who became much interested in Gruskin's findings. Gruskin had a patent on he use of chlorophyll in medical preparations. Ryan and Stanton at first leased his patent and then bought it, forming the Rystan Co. of Mount Vernon, N. for the purpose of manufacturing products containing chlorophyll. The chlorophyll base produced by Rystan is called Chloresium. Under that name it supplies to doctors an ointment, a solution for wet dressings and an aerosol nasal preparation. For counter sale it has a toothpaste, an antacid tablet and a general deodorant tablet. It further licenses the use of Chloresium by other manufacturers. Rystan is enjoying a boom with other producers right now, but for some years it was almost the only firm really employing any quantity of the green stuff. ONE OF THE firms producing chlorophyll was the Charles Bowman of New York, Michigan and California. Bowman happened to be in the vitamin business, with a feed sideline. It was the Bowman practice to purchase alfalfa from farmers, and to extract from this carotene, a source of Vitamin phytol, which gives Vitamin xanthophyll, a yellow pig? ment, and chlorophyll. RED-STYLE MEMORIAL paper, to dog food. CHLOROPHYLL, you probably know, is that green stuff in plants, Chemists for generations have been slightly obsessed about chlorophyll. They tried to extract it from plants, they tried to make it synthetically, they tried to find out what it actually does. They have succeeded in the first of these tasks. The others remain more or less unbeatable. This much is known: Chlorophyll is to vegetable life what hemoglobin is to animal life. It carries and converts into energy the food for the whole organism. Like the red part of the blood, it can change ingested material into substances that-support life, such as carbohydrates. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is quite similar to that of hemoglobin. THE SIMILARITY has led a lot of investigators to turn toward chlorophyll as a remedy for anemia. Dr. Emil Buergi of Switzerland was the first to note that it seemed to stimulate the growth of tissues around wounds, ulcers and burns. NOT LIKE TV Private --Unless Tries to Rubble Heap Is Hitler Monument BY TOM REEDY BERLIN UP) A straage and desolate memorial to Adolf Hitler has been created by Russian order in East Berlin. It's a no-man's-land, leveled flat save for boulders, dirt and a toppled concrete sentry box. This Is the plot of ground, two city blocks square, where the Reich Chancellery stood and where the underground bunker protected Hitler and his intimates until his suicide and the fall of Berlin, just seven years ago this week. 4. Life Dull Eye's a Husband Flee Florida SHEN CHOU, 15TH CENTURY MING ARTIST scroll in exhibition at Institute of Arts Art Notes BY RALPH NELSON Free Press Staff Writer THE LIFE OF THE average private investigator in Detroit is as grueling as that of a hod carrier. Unlike the thrill-a-minute TV "private eyes" they find themselves spending wearying hours planted in a car, in a doorway, or checking endless records that carry a suspect back to his childhood. However, there occasionally crops up the spark of excitement that keeps the investigator happy at his trade. Institute Running Ming Scrolls as Everything has been razed. Nothing is built on this plot, the most valuable downtown site in all Berlin. It is as though Forty-Second and Broadway were destroyed, roped off and deserted. EVERYWHERE ELSE in East Berlin the Communists are trying to reconstruct. Grandiose plans 'Serials' INSTITUTE OF ARTS Calendar Bonder. 4 i. tiallerr Tour of Ming Exhibition, conducted by Vircinia Harrimnn. Sunday, 3 to 5 V. Family Work-shoo for parents and children, conducted by William McUonacie. Second in series of four. Tuesday. 1:30 n. m. "Planning an Art PrOKram for Your Club." A lecture and Kallery four followed by ronsulta. tion. conducted by Klizahrth H. fame. Wednesday. 8 o. m.t lecture. Paintinr," by llr. Kenjamin If. Rowland. of Harvard University. Wednesday. 8 p. Lecture. "Pre-Tlew of Europe raris." by Marvin Schwartz, Friday. 8 o. Art Films, includinc "Mark Tobey." "Jose Limon." "Creative Art of Japan, and Stripes. and "Waverly Steps." CTRRENT. EXHIBITIONS MING the Arts of China's Mintf dynasty, feature exhibition, throurh June 1. Opening May 3 through Mar 25, Little World of the Theater': Puppets and Marionettes from the Me-Fharlin Collection; Early American Glass Sugar Bowls from a Michigan Collection, through Mar 4: Five Cen. furies of Fine Prints, through Mar Little Show of Work in Progress, "Poetry of the Actual." through June 1. VISITING HOURS Main Building, ft '-OO Woodward: Tursdar through Friday. 1 p. m. to 10 p. Saturday and Sunday. 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission free. PRIVATE INVESTIGATOKS are an integral part of any large city. The confidential nature of their work places them in the unsung background. Many an attorney has brought off an astounding lawsuit basing his case on information furnished by an investigator. to lows along on his expense account. Twice Gregory has trailed erring mates to Florida, a point the suspects felt was far enough to permit perfect freedom in their associations with "friends." alfalfa pu. chased from farmers. Most alfalfa fields In this country yield five cuts. Bowman buys the early and late Alfalfa contains most chlorophyll in spring and fall. Alfalfa is almost the sole source of commercial chlorophyll. After the factory has extracted what it wants, the residue is still useful as fodder, since the essential proteins remain in it. for huge building projects have been drawn for a half-dozen areas. Work has started. There is no plan for laying even one brick on the Reich Chancellery acres. None is contemplated. There, might as well be a huge sign saying: "Look, Germans, at what happens when the might of the Soviet armies is challenged.n RUBBLE WORKERS have been chipping away at the remains of Hitler's bastion since 1945. The bunker roof and sentry tower are the last "whole" pieces left, lying on the crazy angles they hit when dynamited. Communist People's police are on watch duty on either end of the no-man's-land. They have the loneliest job imaginable, for nothing ever happens. Their job is to keep people away. OUT OF THE side of his mouth and gazing around apprehensively, a policeman explained the whys and wherefores. "It would be a good short cut for lots of people to walk across here. We forbid It, telling them it is a bomb rubble danger spot. They couldn't possibly get hurt unless they walked with their eyea shut and stumbled over a stone." The real reason Is that the Russians want the Germans to gaze on the bleak scene with awe. They do not want them to wander around the bunker area thinking of Hitler and the Third Reich. art mar TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Use this day to attend to finances and possessions, outline plans, purchases. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)Y You stand high with members of your set, show off well, exhibit leadership. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Schedule an easy-going day; turn to affairs that need your "touch." Follow in footsteps of associates. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Welcome guests, display congenial qualities; make this one of your Dest days. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept 22) Dis play your executive skills to fam ily, companions. Attend to letters, writings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Gaz ahead with assurance, discern ment; outline your program. a home-body. Private or financial matters ma hold your interest; organize the; to secure satisfaction, savings. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 -Dec 21) "Tie up" with a companion for an enjoyable, beneficial day; unitv eets thinp rlone CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan. 19) Attend to duties, necessities, be bustling, energetic. Lend counsel, assistance to pals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Express beliefs, projects to achieve some of your aims today. Catch up on letter-writing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Lean back and get full share of pleasure from household or daily setting. It didn't do anything much for anemia, but there was a startling clearing of the air, which made things much more pleasant for the sufferer, roommates, doctors and nurses. WESTCOTT, remembering Gruskin's findings about the de odorizing properties of chlorophyll, thought there might be something in it as a general deodorant. He it. LANDSCAPE BY Part of FAMED 'Portrait Statue of an in Ming show. Off F. S. Eaton led to jack and now the big break: West ducked with the 2. Last diamond led, trumped Dummy. West now thrown in with the ace of trumps and was obliged north A 6 4 3 K10 9T4 7 875 WEST EAST A Q97 A 1082 A 2 3 A10 4 QJ93 2 A AK962 A QJ43 SOUTH (Deuter) A A 5 QJ865 4 K865 A 10 Contract 4 hearts South; doubled West. to lead from the queen of spades to jack, Declarer. Had. he trumped the diamond with his ace it would have not mattered. He would have to make the same play, or give a discard and trump on the club. Stray Spark Traps Smoker, 12 McCOOK, Neb. (U.R) McCook police solved a suspected case of arson when they found a 12-year-old boy who admitted he smoked after school each day, climbing into an automobile parked near the schoolyard to hide. On his last trip, however, he dropped a spark which burned out the in terior of the car. mmmMvrr in- witvi mi miiiiiniii fl GORDON GILLIS, a former investigator for the Homer Ferguson grand jury, and similar probes in Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Youngstown, has added corporation investigation to his specialties in the criminal investigation field. "Most industrialists, who hear of a particularly skilled man in their particular line of work, want to know something about him before they add him to the payroll," Gillis said. "One paint manufacturer, for instance, felt he had saved $30,000 per year by not hiring one genius after investigation showed he was as wacky in everyday life as he was clever with pigment." BY ARTHUR DORAZIO Free Press Staff Writer UNLIKELY AS it sounds, the Institute of Arts is running a unique set of "movie serials" in connection with it current feature exhibition, "Art of the Ming Dynasty." To see how the serials "come out," you will have to visit the Institute each week until the show ends June 1. The reason for these unconventional goings-on lies in the nature and form of the Ming paintings. They are story-telling scrolls ranging in length from 10 to 24 feet. Since space limitation prevents full display, different two-foot panels will be shown weekly. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Paul L. Grigaut, who assembled the exhibit, is especially proud of the 60 paintings. They represent the finest of Ming work, he says, and their subtlety calls for more than a quick glance from the viewer. The Ming artists, unlike their predecessors In earlier dynasties, were more concerned with nature than religion. Institute visitors will have plenty of opportunity to learn about Ming art. Four lectures by experts in oriental art and five Sunday afternoon gallery tours are scheduled. (See calendar.) ONLY TWO DATS remain to see the Artists' Market challenging show, "Abstract Art Is Reality." Starting Wednesday the gallery at 108 Madison will have a group of watercolors by Charles Culver entitled "Monsters, Beasts, Birds, Stones and Weeds." These are more of the artist's unusual interpretations of fossilized patterns found in stones. ONE OF THE city's newer galleries, the Canterbury, Sunday is opening an exhibit of the work of eight contemporary French artists. The gallery is at 20198 Livernois. Watercolors by Claude Rodewald, who recently completed murals of Detroit at the Book Casino, are on view at the Ressler Galleries, 760 Cass. Detroit and Paris scenes are included. Opening Monday at the Circle Gallery, 58 W. Baltimore, will be a show of paintings by faculty members of the Memphis Academy of Arts. This exhibit is in exchange for one sent to Memphis recently by members of the Circle Group. The Bridge Deck- Careful Play Pays iDaily AstroWv The jobs the "private eyes" perform are often stodgy and dull. Guarding the public at amusement parks, for instance, or furnishing special police protection to some small factory. ONE OF THE biggest problems faced by investigators who accept cases from private citizens is the reluctance of the client to pay, according to Russell Gregory, a veteran private investigator. "A husband or wife is quick to call up if they think the other party is cheating," he explained. "But after you break up your own home life, mess up your sleep and give the report to the client, he has either got over being mad, and patched things up, or doesn't care any more anyway. The fee is hard to collect." THE NICER class of clients are the moneyed people, he pointed out. In that class, the suspect travels to big night clubs, frequents expensive bars, while the investigator fol Bicyclist Killed, Hare Survives Chlcaco Tribune Forties Lerrlre ANDOVER, England A hare ran across the highway here into the front wheel of a bicycle ridden by a farm worker, Frederick 1 Pemn. Perrin was thrown and killed. The nare, trapped in the spoKes of the wheel, survived. Solution of Yesterday's Puzzle GVRtrA LOOK FOR YOUR BIRTHDATE AND BLRTHSIGN BELOW ARIES (March 21-April 19) Come out on top in transactions with persons in vicinity; obey urge for a jaunt or social call. By mond ace for the double and wishing to prevent East from entering, Declarer led king diamonds. It was won West. West led another club which was trumped. Now a diamond was trumped Dummy. The hand was re-entered with the ace of spades. Another diamond led and trumped Dummy. A low trump f. Coarse at a meal Circle of light 10. Always 11. direction 17. Not this 19. Asserted 21. Takes a chair 22. Think (archaic) 23. Hawser 24. Individual 27. Open dish 25. Single thing 29. Govern 30. Closes 32. Frighten suddenly 35. Pitcher 36. Cloak 39. Perch 40. Pain 41. Store 42. Binding fabric 43. Region 45. Spike of corn 47. Light brown 48. Piece out 49. Steep IRVING DEUTER found himself in a contract which appeared hopeless. But he hoped for the best and, with the help of a very co-operative opponent, registered a top score. WEST LED king and ace of clubs. The ace was trumped by declarer. Assuming West held dia- CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Fall back Scuttle 9. Chop 12. Smi-precious stone IS. Small fish Z. Tablet 4. Part of a flower 5. Weird Suggestion 7. Poem 14. Salutation 145 SOLDIERS IN SKIRTS 'Ike's Girls' Battle Paper PARIS UP) Gen. Eisenhower has 121 girls working for him at his headquarters outside Paris. They are American, French and Dutch WACs, WAFs and WAVES, who are attached to SHAPE. All are proud to be "Ike's Girls, especially Wave Helen Weaver, of Hanover, the General's private secretary. THE INTERNATIONAL girls, who arrived in France in January, 1951, are mostly secretaries and stenographers. They live in three barracks of about 40 girls each, two to a room. Interiors are painted off-white and carpeted with green. Some of the girls members of the United States Army Signals Corps because of the classified nature of their work, are forbidden to date other than Americans. Even so 15 of the American girls have found husbands. ir 9 jr" a ip 18 i9 Jo 25 -2 17 2fiT iT" JO" iT I3 I I I LJ 1 16- lrKre'B snuiea 18. Lig-ht rain to. Brief 11. Thorouerhfare i4. Vegetable 'club 31. Summit 32 Move surfrtenlv 33. Father of Joshua 34. Adds sugar 36. Gentle 37. Soft mass 38. Makes speeches 40. Flower 43. Soon 44. Guarantee of rights 4. Wild animal 50. Jump tl. Town In New Guinea 52. Quench 53 Netherlands commune 54 Age oh Article of belief DOWN 1. Ingredient of varnish, t. Epoch CfC A VIA LJc A JHEOO EL JEWt A IT ElPi A OLJT AlDlpb LIE' tT1 ajm ahp aljme lie a sFt og qp Tip ng IT WEgpS NOBlEIG "TTylt- A EiPjAFrjEpS I PIEIL EJG A OWE Pj O.N EflATlES Gen. Eisenhower's secretary, Helen Weaver (left), confers with Claude Conard, a French servicewoman.

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