Excerpt from Weights and Measures: Seventh Annual Conference of Representatives From Various States, Held at the Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C., February 15 and 16, 1912
N ow, there is so much to be done that I am not going to take any more of your time, but I am going to give you the time, because, as I have often said, we have asked you here not only that we shall be the teachers, but that we shall be the students as well. We have quite as much to learn from you as you have from us, and it is only by the most thorough cooperation that each of us can do his duty.
The Secretary then called the roll. The names of the delegates present will be 'found on page 3.
The chairman. The next item on the program is the report of the secretary.
The secretary. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, inasmuch as we have no finances to deal with in our organization, the report of the secretary does not touch upon that matter at 'all. I have prepared a brief summary of the work which has been done, and it will not take me very long to read it.
To the members of the National Conference on Weights and Measures: The great interest manifested at this time in the subject of weights and measures in all parts of the country may be largely attributed to these conferences, the first of which was held seven years ago. Splendid work had been done before this by individual sealers, but these meetings afforded the first opportunity for those interested in the subject to get together and cooperate with one another.
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