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In view of your above avowed and stated
purposes, I have no doubt this matter will receive proper attention.
Colleges and Education
Scientific Testing Laboratory,
321 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, Ohio. DEAR SIR: We acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 13th inst. You may know all about pharmacy but you know little about making a magazine. The December magazine was made by the time the November magazine was published. A monthly magazine is not a daily newspaper. It is necessary to work about two months ahead.
We have already agreed with one pharmacist to consider very carefully an article which he will prepare. He has not delivered it to us yet. There is no use in agreeing to consider a lot of articles. That would be a waste of your time. But if you want to prepare an article for publication for our consideration we will be glad to consider it carefully.
You will be interested to know also that we have offered space to E. F. Heffner, of Lock Haven, Pa., President of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association.
Yours very truly,
THE PEARSON PUBLISHING CO.
Betting and Lying.
"Petty grafting? Oh, my no," exclaimed a druggist the other evening. Then he explained: "I recently put in a supply of peanuts and the sales have been very good. The other evening a boy stalked into the store and said, 'Gimme a sack o' peanuts.' I handed him a sack and presently he returned, saying that the nuts were stale, and asked for some gum drops to take the taste out of his mouth.
"I gave him the candy and after he departed I saw him walk up to another boy, show the candy and receive a dime. The next day I learned that it had been a bet, and the boy had won on the wager that he could get a sack of peanuts and some gum-drops for a nickel.
Ohio State College Pharmacy.
The Pharmaceutical Association was organized in October and has taken a new lease on life. The meetings have been well attended and the programs unusually good. The average attendance has been in the neighborhood of fifty, which begins to look as though the State Association will be able to draw quite a number of recruits later on who will go into it fitted for association work.
One of the best attended meetings so far this year was held on October 10th, at which time Professor Ruggles of the Department of Economics and Sociology addressed the Association on Commercial Law. He made a short survey of political economy, outlined what commercial law really is and told of its value to pharmacists. On October 17th, the meeting was in the hands of the members, and the usual papers were presented.
On the same date the Freshman class organized and selected their President. The main object of this organization is social, and the Freshman will entertain with a dance in the near future.
The Mykrantz Pharmacy has recently taken on two more State men. C. W. Atwell, '12, who has been until recently with the Syfert Pharmacy on the viaduct, is now in the Main and Miller Ave. store of the Mykrantz chain. W. W. Tawse, '13, who has been in this store, recently purchased the Ashbrook pharmacy, at Mansfield. R. A. Kundert, '12, is now in the Mykrantz Main street store.
Several of the old grads were back for the Wisconsin game, among them being F. A. Musser, '11, who brought back his former "boss," Mr. Thomas, of Wellsville, and showed him some of the sights around a college town. Mr. Musser is now in business in Wellsville on his own account. P. W. Shaffer, '13, of Jackson was also here and stated that he never found it hard to make Father see he was needed in Columbus whenever there was to be a big football game. B. F. Landefeld, '11, was also here and is as big as ever. He is now pharmacist at the Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
L. P. Shinn, '11, of Styron, Beggs & Co., Newark, was also here, but was busy showing a delegation about, and we were denied the pleasure of a long visit with him.
Harry Brewer, '10, has a sign up on the bulletin board in the hall, which might be worth repeating. "Stolen-A 5-passenger Ford car, No. 509213, engine No. 543130, license 87985; brown seat cover, vertical crack in the wind-shield, etc." We cannot transcribe the language Harry used when the observer asked him what he was tacking on the bulletin board. Harry's address is 113 N. 20th St., Columbus, and if you see his car, please send him word.
The classes of the University of Illinois School of Pharmacy were favored by an address by Mr. F. C. Dodds, Secretary of the Illinois Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Dodds addressed the junior class on Tuesday, November 10th and the senior class on Wednesday, Nov. 11th. The addresses were confined to a discussion of the Illinois Pharmacy law, pointing out the meaning of the various sections and its requirements for candidates for license as apprentice, assistant pharmacist and registered pharmacist; the conditions under which practical experience is accepted by the Board; the restrictions upon pharmacists or clerks coming from other states or from foreign countries, the requirement regarding the preservation of physicians prescriptions, the explanation of the Cocaine section and the operation of the law in general. Mr. Dodds' address was given very close attention by the members of the classes and there was a general appreciation of its value and helpfulness. It is planned to follow the precedent thus established by giving such lectures to the classes at each session.
The St. Louis College of Pharmacy celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on November 10, 1914. The college was formally established November 11, 1864.
Among the founders and first officers of the college were Dr. George Englemann, Dr. Montrose M. Pallen, Dr. John T. Hodgen, Mr. Henry Shaw, Col. John O'Fallon, Dr. Enno Sander, Mr. Eugene Massot and Mr. Maurice W. Alexander.
A charter was obtained in 1867, since which time the college has several times outgrown its quarters. In October, 1892, it was moved to its own building at the present location on Locust street, which is fast becoming too
small to accomodate its students, and steps have already been taken to procure a site for a new building.
The college has been upheld by many personal and financial sacrifices on the part of its members, officers and faculty, to all of whom great credit is due. The college is not a moneymaking scheme, but, if it were discontinued, its property would revert to the state educational resources. Therefore, it appeals to the good will of all for encouragement in its efforts to help elevate pharmacy in this country.
A toast banquet was held at seven o'clock, at which many speakers responded. Mr. F. W. Sultan was toastmaster and the following toasts were given:
Greetings.... . . DR. JOHN C. FALK, President
DR. OTTO A. WALL, SR.
Presentation of Portrait of Dr. Charles O. Curtman, Professor of Chemistry, 1879-1889.... .MRS. IDA CURTMAN FALK Acceptance on Behalf of theCollege,
COL. C. P. WALBRIDGE
PROF. JOSEPH P. REMINGTON The Student Body....DR. JOSEPH L. BOEHM Pharmacy During the Existence of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, PROF. CHARLES CASPARI, JR. The Relation of the U. S. P. to the Public, DR. JAMES H. BEAL The Possibilities of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Prof. FREDERICK J. WULLING
-:- Boards of Pharmacy
Texas Board of Pharmacy.
R. H. WALKER, Gonzales, Sec'y. At a meeting of the State Board of Pharmacy held in Dallas, Texas, on the 15th day of September, 1914, there were present a full attendance of all the members of the Board.
The minutes of the past regular meeting held in Houston, in May, and the call meeting held in El Paso, in June were read and approved.
There were forty-two applicants present to take the examination, and twenty-one men made the required grades and were ordered certificates issued to them.
The report of R. H. Walker, as delegate to the National Association Boards of Pharmacy, was listened to with much interest and same was most heartily approved.
Waco, Texas was selected as the next regular meeting place of the Board and the date was January 19th, 1915.
Ohio Board Pharmacy.
M. N. FORD, Columbus, Secretary. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy held an examination in the House of Representatives, State House, Columbus, Ohio, October 13th and 14th, 1914. There were 64 applicants for the pharmacist examination, 29 of these were successful, 23 were rejected, 9 were granted assistant pharmacist certificates on their pharmacist examination, 2 were absent and one was detected in using a "pony," which would assist him in passing his examination, and he was refused further privilege of the examination room and barred from any subsequent examination for a period of one year.
There were 14 applicants for the assistant pharmacist examination, 7 were successful and 7 were rejected.
James P. Frew, of Lisbon, Ohio, was granted a reciprocal certificate on his registration in the state of West Virginia.
Ulysses Cary, of Columbus, Ohio was granted a reciprocal certificate upon his registration in the State of Iowa.
This Board has reciprocal relations with the states of Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Iowa and the District of Columbia, all upon the following basis: The applicant must be registered by examination in the state from which he applies, and hold an outstanding
unrevoked certificate to practice pharmacy in that state; he must at the time of examination have had at least four years' practical experience in a drug store (or its equivalent) and have been at least 21 years of age; have obtained a rating in his examination of 75% general average, with no branch less than 60%; and must have been registered at least one year prior to application. Applicants in all cases must furnish proof of good moral character. The fee for such registration is fifteen dollars and must accompany the application. Application blank for reciprocal registration can be secured from the Secretary of the Board with whom the applicant is registered.
At a meeting of this Board on November 4th, 1914, one C. Edwin Snyder, of Zanesville, Ohio, who had been charged with gross immorality for having forged a pharmacist certificate, was given a hearing. Snyder is a legally registered assistant pharmacist, and the charge asked for the suspension or revocation of his certificate. Snyder pleaded guilty to the charge, and the Board thereupon ordered his assistant pharmacist certificate to be suspended for a period of one year.
Robert Bingman, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a registered pharmacist under the laws of the state of Ohio since November 1st, 1904, was charged with being addicted to the liquor habit to such a degree that he was rendered unfit to practice pharmacy on certain days in the month of July, 1914. The charge asked for the suspension or revocation of his certificate. Bingman pleaded guilty to the charge and the Board thereupon ordered the suspension of his pharmacist certificate for a period of one year.
This Board will be in session on December 7th and 8th, 1914, to hear charges preferred against five registered pharmacists and two assistant registered pharmacists which ask for the suspension or revocation of their certificates for the illegal sale of narcotics.
Owing to the fact that the June examination is always so large, the Board has decided to hold an extra meeting during the year for the purpose of conducting an examination of applicants for pharmacist and assistant pharmacist certificates, same to be held April 6th and 7th, 1915, in Columbus, Ohio.
The successful applicants at the October examination were:
John, J. Zwalsh, Joseph Butnik, Arthur A. Albrecht, John C. Gehrung, Chas. J. Masek, Albert Loveman, Cleveland; Joseph J. Stark, Charles Kretchmer, August L. Stern, Jr., Ralph B. Puckett, L. H. Schwienher, Arthur
C. Neal, Madeline R. Gilmore, Harry H. Lahke, Cincinnati; Wilbur R. Walt, Columbus; Jonathan L. Benner, Newark; Walter C. Burton Ashtabula; Rudolph S. Lundgren, Youngstown; Harry Knowles, East Liverpool; Cedric H. Miller, Canton; John C. Moffet, Dayton; Clarence V. Waters, Eaton; Warren E. Arnold, Madison; William H. Graham, Sandusky; James H. Stone, Vermilion; John Farina, New Richmond; Ernest P. Loeher, Morrow; Maurice Schonberger, McKeesport, Pa.; John B. Morwessel, Covington, Ky.
Granted assistant certificates on pharmacist examination:
Theodore Wm. Bachman, Henry Schmitman, Benj. J. Rolston, Cleveland; Edward H. Hehemann, Cincinnati; Fred W. Fearing, Dayton; Sister Mary Dioneta, Columbus; Charles W. Miller, McConnellsville; Vincent A. Dahlenburg, John H. Bustetter, Covington, Ky.
The successful assistant pharmacists were:
Louis P. Miller, Thomas A. Campbell, John Walter, Fred Adelstein, Joseph T. Cermak Cleveland; Roy Gilbert Marsh, Cincinnati; William C. Norton, Greenfield.
The next examination will be January 12th and 13th, 1915.
Louisiana State of Board of Pharmacy.
Jos. T. BALTAR, New Orleans, Secretary. The Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy announces that all Registered Pharmacists and Qualified Assistants must apply to Secretary Jos. T. Baltar, of New Orleans, for Re-registration of their Certificate on or before January 1st, 1915, giving their full name and the number of their certificate. Those failing to do so will forfeit their right to practice in the state, and will be liable to prosecution for each day they practice after January 1st, 1915. Under the new law which becomes effective December 31, 1914, all Registered Pharmacists and Qualified Assistants must Re-register annually on or before the first day of January. The fee for Re-registration is $1.00. Blank applications can be had from the Secretary.
Village Storekeeper-"Who's the old feller? Oh, thet's Eph Hoskins. He's been drunk ever since he learned his candidate wasn't elected."
Stranger in Town-"So? Was it Roosevelt or Taft?"
Village Storekeeper-"Naw; it was Horace Greeley!"
-:- General Drug News -:
The wholesale and retail drug trade has continued dull during the last month. Those druggists who sell Christmas novelties do not expect much business in this line this year because of industrial and financial conditions. The rural communities are much aroused just now over the foot and mouth disease, which has caused thousands of cattle and hogs to be killed at great loss to farmers. There is a belief that business will get better after the first of the year. It is thought the increasing export trade and the opening of the federal reserve banks will have a tendency to improve business conditions. There has already been a slight improvement, but business still is below normal.
Shortage in the botanical drug supply of Europe, owing to the war, has called attention to what Indiana has been doing in the way of drug producing plants for several years. Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, have long conducted experiments in growing botanical drugs, this work being under the direction of Fred A. Miller, chief of the company's botanical division. Many botanical drugs are found in the state. Madison, for fifty years, has been prominent as a market for the purchase of roots, herbs and barks possessed of medicinal qualities. Louis Sulzer, of Madison, has been buying and selling medicinal roots, herbs and barks for thirty-six years and has built up a world-wide business.
On November 17th, in every town and city of importance in Indiana, retail merchants, including druggists observed "Indiana Trade at Home Day." It was a day set aside on which people were urged to do their trading at home. The plan was directed by the Indiana Retail Merchants Association, having about 14,000 members. Governor Samuel M. Ralston issued a proclamation urging people to trade at home and calling attention to the special day. In the evening the merchants in each town and city gathered for banquets at which only Indiana products were served.
A campaign against the illegal sale of drugs in Indianapolis has recently been undertaken by the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy. There has long been complaint that the narcotic
drug law was being violated by a number of druggists and in order to obtain evidence, the state board had Thomas J. O'Reilly and James S. Downs at work making an investigation. It is understood that evidence has been obtained upon which a number of arrests are to be made. The campaign is to be extended to other cities of the state, particularly where there have been many complaints.
Mary Collins, twenty years old, was arrested in Indianapolis a few days ago on a charge of issuing a fraudulent check and her bond was fixed at $2,000. A man, said to be her husband, escaped. It is alleged that the couple have been working North Side drug stores by ordering articles by telephone to be delivered either at an empty apartment or at a house where the occupants are not at home, having the delivery boy take with him money for change. It is charged that a "bad" check would be given and change received. The woman was captured through the efforts of J. C. Chaplin, clerk for J. L. Phillippe & Co. when he received an order for a twenty-five per cent solution of silver nitrate which aroused his suspicion. He made the delivery in person and captured the woman. The man with her escaped in an automobile, later swimming across Fall Creek to elude pursuers.
The Indiana Supreme Court has handed down a decision to the effect that the Procter liquor law, passed in 1911, did not by implication or otherwise repeal the "blind tiger" act. This decision was given in the case of Samuel Renner, a druggist of Bryant, who was convicted of illegal sales of liquor under the "blind tiger" act. He appealed on the ground that the act had been repealed by the Procter law.
Albert Rich, an employe of Henry J. Huder's store No. 2, at Illinois and Michigan streets, Indianapolis, died at the Methodist Hospital in that city on November 11, as a result of injuries received in an unusual manner. On the night of November 8, Mr. Rich closed the store and with Mrs. Rich started home. His hat blew off and he ran into the street after it. Mr. Rich fell on a slippery pavement in front of an automobile and sustained a fractured skull. The police investigation resulted in a decision that the driver of the automobile was not to blame as the automobile was not running fast.
Employes of the A. Kiefer Drug Company, Indianapolis, have formed a bowling league of their own, consisting of four teams. These
teams have been named the Croks, Dividends, Cubanolas and Ginks, and they will play each Friday night. There are some good bowlers on the teams and some lively games are promised during the winter.
The Hamilton Chemical Company has been organized at Noblesville and has been incorporated with an authorized capitalization of $60,000. The company has received a United States veterinary license and will manufacture a hog cholera serum. A plant, consisting of nine buildings, is to be erected. Thirty veterinary surgeons are backing the company.
William J. Mooney, president of the MooneyMueller Drug Company, Indianapolis, has been appointed chairman of an important sub-committee of the general "Safety First" committee which has just been appointed by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. An educational plan to teach children and for that matter, grown people, to be careful while in the streets is to be started immediately. Motion pictures showing the dangers from traffic will be shown throughout the city.
The Hook Drug Company, Indianapolis, is now conducting ten retail drug stores, nine of which are in Indianapolis and the tenth one at 616 Washington Ave., St. Louis, which was opened recently. At its new store at Illinois and Washington streets, Indianapolis, the company has adopted a feature of serving dainty, light lunches on a balcony. The company has also started a picture finishing and enlarging department, which is meeting with considerable success.
Leo F. Montgomery, for some years engaged in the retail drug business at Indianapolis, died at the Deaconess Hospital in that city on October 14th. Death was due to chronic nephritis from which Mr. Montgomery had suffered for some time, although he was a patient in the hospital only eight days before his death. He was born February 4, 1870. The body was taken to Mitchell, Mr. Montgomery's former home, for burial.
Notice has been filed with the Indiana Secretary of State that the Harrison-Peterson Drug Company, of Muncie, has changed its name to the Harrison Drug Company.
A retail drug business will be conducted at Indianapolis by the Murdock Drug Company, which has just been organized and incorporated with an authorized capitalization of $5,000.