Scientific American Volume 114

Scientific American Volume 114

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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. 1916-01 edition. Excerpt: ...the sufilcient to permit the mobilization of our citizen forces (the Chamberlain Bill provides this); Third: A federal citizen army, organized and so trained that three months' maneuvers will fit them for war service (the volunteer clause of the Chamberlain Bill provides this); Fourth: A system of universal training of our youth, to cease at the age when they enter business or professional life, the training to fit them to give effective service to the nation if it be attacked (the Chamberlain Bill for universal training of the citizen forces provides this); Fifth: The organization of our great resources so that they could be utilized in war under control and without waste. We wish for peace, but peace, like all other desirable things, is to be obtained and assured only by wisdom, eflort, and sacrifice. The organization proposed for the defense of this country in the above program would probably prevent any nation from seriously considering an attack upon us, and should we be attacked, it would serve to limit initial disaster and give assurance of ultimate victory. Incidentally, it would cost no more, and probably ultimately less, than the political Frankenstein of confusion and inefiiciency which threatens this nation in the militia sections of the bills now before our Congress. New Industry Formed Through Supply of South African T c AI.(' or soapstone is now being shipped regularly to Great Britain from South Africa, a development in the industry which has taken place since the beginning of the European war. The South African tale is being supplied from the Barberton district, but it is also found in Rhodesia. The British. and South African Erport Gazette states that its discovery is almost a romance, and pays a more

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  • Paperback | 788 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,379g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911202
  • 9781236911209