"Chemistry is at present one of the most valuable subjects a young man can take in college," declared Mr. Edward Mallinckrodt of St. Louis, Mo., president of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company and the donor of $500,000 to the University to be used to build new laboratories, during a recent interview.
"If a man has a knowledge of chemistry he can find a position in almost any industry because today chemistry plays a very important part in many businesses which offer a bright future for college men who enter them. This has been especially true since the war, when the chemical side of all industries received much impetus. Such enormous industries as oil, electrical appliances, steel, dye, textile, meat packing, and others find it necessary to maintain great laboratories and to employ chemists. The chemical and drug industries themselves employ chemists in even greater numbers.
Engineering Also Holds Promise
"Chemical engineering is another phase of chemistry that holds promise for the young man just starting in business. These men are employed to design and plan machinery and plants for carrying out the various chemical processes in the industry.
"The chemical industries are fascinating to most men as there is a constant change going on and new processes being discovered each day. To a college man who is interested in the subject I think there is no finer or more promising industry open than the chemical business and the industries connected with it."