Professional Engineer Volume 5

Professional Engineer Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...engineers in foreign countries can be summed up very briefiy._ _The op ortunities today are rather limited. I believe they will increase somewhat slowly for awhile, then with growing rapidity. In the ast America has had no incentive to evelop_ foreign trade and particularly no incentive to encourage the development of foreign enterprises requiring capital. As we become more and more a manufacturing nation, as we need more and more to import food supplies, we shall be forced into the foreign field and _our interests will expand in every direction. I think the countries offering the greatest opportunities today are South America and Spain and in the not far distant future, China, Russia and Siberia. The crux of the whole question is the desire and ability of the investing public to absorb foreign securities. As they do this so will our activities expand." The Presidential Campaign R. N. TOWL, an engineer of Omaha, advocated that engineers make an organized efiort to eliminate useless positions in government service and work for the selection of higher grade men for oflicial positions. Too many public bodies in charge of the construction and operation of public works are made up of politicians, said Mr. Towl. We must have more engineers directing these activities in order to prevent waste of public money. "The engineer is fitted by education, experience and temperament to fill positions of public trust where honesty and efficiency are required, and it should be the business of this or anization to see that its members are eected or appointed to such places." This was the statement of H. O. Garman, chief engineer of the Public Service Commission of Indiana. If it were not for the engineer, said Mr. Garman, man would still be...show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866606
  • 9781236866608