Stated Monthly Meeting, May 17, 1944

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492 STATED MEETING. [J. V. I. STATED MONTHLY MEETING, MAY 17, 1944. When the guests were assembled, the President introduced Lieutenant Guy Marriner, member of the staff of The Franklin Institute, who was in Philadelphia on a short leave, and asked him to make a statement to the audience regarding his work in the Army, After briefly outlining the part which music is playing in the rehabilitation of the men in the Armed Forces, Lieutenant Marriner opened the meeting by playing the National Anthem. Mr. Redding, the President, then called the meeting to order and after announcing that this is the last stated monthly meeting of The Franklin Institute for the season, called attention to the fact that minutes for the March meeting had been published in full in the April number of the JOURNAL and would stand approved as printed if there were no corrections. The min- utes were so approved. Dr. Henry Butler Allen, Secretary, then reported that since the last meeting the following additions to Membership had been made: Sustaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Non-Resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Library Sustaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 l Total membership now is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,783 He expressed the appreciation of the officials of the Institute to the membership for its splendid participation in the Medal Day exercises when nearly 600 attended. The President called to the attention of the meeting, the fact that those present were participating in a very important function, namely the inauguration of the Charles Day Lectures which are to be given annually in May. In reviewing Mr. Day's career, he stated that he was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, an organizer of the firm of Dodge & Day, later President and then Chairman of the Board of Day & Zimmerman, Inc.; a director of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Fidelity- Philadelphia Trust Company, and the United Gas Improvement Company--Active in many civic projects, charged with many important responsibilities during the first World War, an eminent engineer, an exponent of scientific management, an author of engineering and manage- ment books and papers--he was easily one of Philadelphia's outstanding citizens. He was particularly interested in The Franklin Institute, having been on its Board of Managers from 19o8 to the time of his death in 1931, a period of twenty-three years. For three of those years he served as a Vice-Presldent; The Charles Day Foundation was established a few years ago by Mrs. Margaret Day Truitt, widow of Charles Day when, for herself and her children, she formally endowed a lectureship in his memory, the lectureship to embrace the various phases of engineering and management in which Mr. Day was interested, The President then introduced thelecturer of the evening, Morris Llewellyn Cooke, Se.D., Consulting Engineer in Management. Dr. Cooke had been selected to give the first lecture on the Charles Day Foundation because of his former close association with Mr. Day, as well as for his own outstanding list of accomplishments and the high position he attained in public life and his own chosen field. Dr. Cooke was Director of Public Works under Mayor Blankenburg and during the first World War served as Chairman of the Storage Committee of the National Defense Council, was a member of the Depot Board of the Army, and Chairman of the Organization and Methods Branch of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. In I942 and 43 he was Head of the American Technical Mission to Brazil and has held many other important positions because of his wide knowledge and eminence as an engineer. He is the author of a number of books and papers and the recipient of many honors both in this country and abroad. June, I944.1 LIBRARY NOTES. 493 Dr. Cooke addressed his audience on "Some Commanding Aspects of the American Man of Business." His paper will be printed in full in the August issue of the JOURNAL. The meeting adjourned at 9:3 with a rising vote of thanks to the Lecturer. Many members of the audience however stayed for further informal discussion with Dr. Cooke The meeting was finally closed at IO P.M. COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND THE ARTS. (Abstract of Proceedings of Stated Meeting held Wednesday, May zo, z944. ) HALL OF THF; COMMITTEE, PHILADELPHIA, MAY It), 1944, MR. WILLIAM B. COLEMAN in the Chair. The following report was presented for final action: No. 3122: Strain Analysis through Brittle Lacquers. This report recommended the award of a Certificate of Merit to Greet Ellis, of Chicago, Illinois, "For his work in the development of brittle lacquers for strain measurements and in establishing a technique which makes possible a more dependable quantitative interpretation of the indications." LIBRARY NOTES. The Committee on Library desires to add to the collections any technical works ihat melnbers would wish to contribute. Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and placed in the library. Duplicates received will be transferred to other libraries as gifts of the donor. Photostat prints of any material in the collections can be supplied on request. The average cost for a print 9 X I4 inches is thirty-five cents. The library and reading room are open on Mondays, rI'uesdays, Wednesdays and Frida5 s from nine o'clock A.M. until five o'clock P.M., Thursday's from nine o'clock A.M. until ten o'clock P.M., Saturdays nine o'clock A.M. to twelve o'clock noon. RECENT ADDIT IONS. AERONAUTICS. LANGEWIESCHE, ~'OLFGANG. Stick and Rudder. t944. BIOGRAPHY. BATHE, GREVII.LE, AND DOROTHY BATHE. Jacob Perkins. 1943. CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY. COITH, HERBERT. So You Want to be a Chemist? 1943. EPHRAIM, FRITZ. Inorganic Chemistry by P. C. L. Thorne and E. R. Roberts. Fourth Edition--Revised. I943. EYRING, HENRY, JOHN WALTER, AND GEORGE F. KIMBALL. Quantum Chemistry. I944. HALLIDAY, EVELYN G., AND ISABEL T. NOBLE. Food Chemistry and Cookery. ]943. I~IOJONNIER, TIMOTHY, AND HUGH CHARLES TROY. The Technical Control of Dairy Products. Second Edition. I925. Organic Reactions. Volume 2. I944. U. S. Bureau of Internal Revenue. Gauging Manual. I938, I939. ELECTRIC ENGINEERING. COCKRELL, ~V. D. Industrial Electronic Control. First Edition. t944. KOEHLER, W.A. Principles and Applications of Electrochemistry. Volume 2: Applications. Second Edition. 1944.