The Stevens Indicator Volume 31

The Stevens Indicator Volume 31

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of the humanities which should be included, and similar matters, we might, I believe, do much good, and, while still leaving ample room for individual initiative and divergencies in practice in different institutions, render effective aid to those teachers who are striving to resist some prevailing tendencies. In the next place, I believe it will be wise to have more committees of the Society, dealing with specific problems, than we have had in the past. You have before you at this meeting, I am glad to state, a report from the Board of Direction stating that, as provided in the Constitution, it has voted to appoint two Special Committees, to deal respectively with the Regulation of Streams and with Uniform Water Legislation. I believe that still other committees could be appointed to advantage. We have no reason to be afraid of having too many committees. We should, rather, be sure that we lose no opportunity to exercise legitimate influence on public opinion or to aid in the solution of large problems. We might well, I believe, have a standing committee on conservation, perhaps another on corporation legislation, another on the history of American engineering. Let us give our earnest attention to this matter, and let us not hesitate to suggest any and every means that may occur to us to promote the welfare of the Society, of the profession, and of the public. The Board of Direction will be always ready, I am sure, to act promptly with any members of the Society who can show a proper field for legitimate action. Reviewing then, the points which I have brought to your attention, I have endeavored to show that the problem of the times is pre-eminently a social problem. I have outlined some of the tendencies of the day, as they appear to...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766466
  • 9781236766465