National Geographic : 1955 Feb
214 National Geographic Photographer Bates Littlehales With Trickling Hose and Tank of Sand, Clark University Students Make a River Delta Clark was founded in 1887. Following Johns Hopkins, it became the Nation's second university for graduate students only. Undergraduate men gained admission in 1902, and women in 1942. These graduate students watch the stream from a hose wash sand into a sedimentation tank to form a delta. Besides Clark, Holy Cross, and WPI, Worcester has three other colleges-Assumption, Anna Maria, and State Teachers. ings. Workers discovered that cancer patients secrete an abnormal balance of sex hormones. The present research program involves a study of the chemistry of blood in persons suffering from the disease. Since cancer is a runaway growth of tissues, its causes depend on the intimate chemistry of the cells; and the rela tion of this chemistry to steroid substances is important to cancer research. Big Industries from Small Crafts Worcester's old crafts never die; they usu ally grow into something bigger. It happened with steel rolling and wire drawing, manufac ture of railway carriages and trolley buses, fire extinguishers and firearms, and worsted materials for civilian and military clothing. Besides the phenomenal growth of older industries, new ones are still springing up. Since World War II, 283 firms have started and stayed in business. So Worcester grows with increasing indus try. But the city's real strength, like that of the Nation, stems from the people. They started from scratch; inventive genius was their chief natural resource, and it still is. Worcester is a city of industry made so by the character of its citizens. It began with a bargain between white man and Indians. Puritans laid the sound foundation. Then men faced hard work with strong hands, initi ative, skill, and intelligence. They still do. There are other places in the United States like Worcester. Its story is the story of the growth of industrial America. Such commu nities made this country what it is today.