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been designated as "College Night" and at this time it is expected that
Washington State College,
Case School of Applied Science,
Michigan College of Mines,
University of Pennsylvania,
University of Pittsburgh. Opportunities will be given to all members and guests to register their college affiliations, so that the alumni of the different institutions can be informed of the presence of their colleagues at the meeting. Several of the colleges on the list given above have clubs in New York City and to those colleges which have no headquarters in the City the privileges of the Engineers' Club or the Chemists' Club for dinner or other informal entertainments may be obtained. The same privileges will be extended to individual visitors from outside the city. On College Night” the rooms of the Institute will be kept open for the benefit of any members who do not have any other place of meeting, and especially for those who are not affiliated with any college. Rooms will also be available here for meetings of college alumni if desired. For Columbia graduates an entertainment will be given at the Columbia Club on this evening, the details of which will be announced later.
Luncheons.-Luncheons will be served each day on the fifth floor of the Engineering Societies Building between the morning and afternoon technical sessions, and luncheon will also be served on board the boat during the all-day trip referred to in the previous paragraph.
Registration Facilities.-Registration facilities will be available during each day of the meeting. The Registration Bureau will be on the fifth floor where the technical sessions and luncheons will be held.
New York Club Facilities Offered.--The following New York Clubs courteously offered their privileges to visiting members and guests during the period of the meeting last year and it is hoped that similar courtesies may be extended this year:
Chemists' Club, 52 E. 41st St.
Yale Club, Vanderbilt Ave. and 44th St. Facilities for Members at Institute Headquarters.-The Institute maintains for the use of members (and especially for the use of out-oftown members) a reading and writing room, where all usual office facilities are available, including telephone, telegraph, receipt, forwarding and care of mail and express packages, etc. The Institute also maintains
for the use of its members free dressing rooms, library research department, etc. Attention is called to these facilities at the present time in the belief that they may be especially useful to out-of-town members in connection with the Annual Meeting.
Library Service. Special efforts are made to make the Library as serviceable as possible to members who are distant from headquarters and this is accomplished practically by the means of searches, copying and translation facilities, etc. More detail on this matter is given in the section of the Bulletin devoted to the library.
Members' Writing Room.-At the headquarters of the Institute, a Members' Writing Room is maintained, equipped with writing, telephone, telegraph, messenger, dictation and other office facilities, including a pay-station typewriter. A file of current magazines is also maintained in this room and the Institute's staff will lend its best efforts to serving the members in connection therewith.
Dressing Rooms.-On the ground floor of the Engineering Societies Building, are a number of free dressing rooms, where members will find the necessary facilities. This is particularly intended for members who arrive in New York on early trains, or who desire to make a change of clothes for evening entertainments. The building is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and access may be had at other hours by ringing the doorbell.
Technical Program.—The following papers have been received and accepted by the Committee on Papers and Publications:
Precious and Base Metals The Behavior of Stibnite in an Oxidizing Roast. By H. 0. Hofman and John
Blatchford. Determination of Antimony in the Products Obtained by Roasting Stibnite. By
W. T. Hall and John Blatchford. Récent Advances in the Chemistry of the Cyanogen Compounds. By J. E. Clennell. The Newnam Hearth. By W. E. Newnam. A Development of Practical Substitutes for Platinum and its Alloys, with Special Reference to Alloys of Tungsten and Molybdenum. By F. A. Fahrenwald.
Electricity in Mines
H. M. Warren, A. S. Biesecker and E. J. Powell.
Petroleum and Gas Development of the Law Relating to the Use of Gas Compressors in Natural Gas
Production. By Samuel S. Wyer. The Control of Petroleum and Natural Gas Wells. By Alfred G. Heggem. The Revolution Drilling Rigs. By R. B. Woodworth. Necessary Use and Effect of Gas Compressors on Natural-Gas Field Operating
Conditions. By Samuel S. Wyer.
Iron and Steel The Control of Chill in Cast Iron. By G. M. Thrasher. Measurement of the Temperature Drop in Blast-Furnace Hot-Blast Mains. By
R. J. Wysor. Washed Metal. By H. D. Hibbard and E. L. Ford. Manganese-Steel Castings in the Mining Industry. By Walter S. McKee. Magnetic Studies of Mechanical Deformation in Certain Ferromagnetic Metals and
Alloys. By H. Hanemann and P. D. Merica. Effect of Carbon on the Physical Properties of Heat-Treated Steel. By J. H. Nead. The Determination of Grain Size in Metals. By Zay Jeffries, A. H. Kline, and E. B.
Zimmer. Metallography of Steel for U. S. Naval Ordnance. By H. E. Cook. A Chemical Explanation of the Effect of Oxygen in Strengthening Cast Iron. By
W. McA. Johnson.
Coal and Coke
Brass Recrystallization of Cold-Worked Alpha Brass on Annealing. By C. H. Mathewson
and Arthur Phillips.
Most of them have already been published in the Bulletin. Other papers are in the hands of the Committee so that there will no doubt be additions to this list before the meeting opens and all papers will be published in the Bulletin in advance of the meeting.
Members desiring to communicate directly with members of the Committee on Arrangements or Chairman of a special committee may address them at Institute Headquarters and the letters will be promptly forwarded.
ENGINEERS' RESERVE CORPS
D. M. Riordan has been appointed a member of the Institute Committee of the Engineers' Reserve Corps movement. Our Committee, therefore, now consists of Henry S. Drinker, Chairman, Messrs. Arthur S. Dwight, Warren A. Wilbur and D. M. Riordan.
MILITARY READING FOR CIVILIAN ENGINEERS
By authority of the Secretary of War, and in response to frequent requests, the following suggested list of reading is issued by the War Department for the information of civilian engineers desiring to inform themselves on military subjects:
These references have been selected, first, with a view to giving to engineers unfamiliar with the art of war a general survey of that sub
ject, an understanding of which is the first essential to insure successful application of engineering knowledge and resources to military purposes; and, second, with a view to setting forth, as far as practicable, the ways in which engineering is appied to military purposes and the means provided therefor.
Both military art and military engineering are progressive, and a considerable part of the latest and most detailed information published is available only in service journals of our own and foreign armies. This is particularly true of technical details of seacoast defense (including submarine mining), of field artillery, of military aviation, and the influence of these on military engineering. It is believed, however, that the fundamentals of each subject are well covered by the references given in this list. While the list is long, the relative importance of the various works is indicated, and suitable comments on each are included, so that persons using the lists of references may be able to select those which particularly interest them.
The references under each subject are generally divided into two groups, the first containing the more essential references, and the second those suitable for persons desiring to inquire further into the subject.
Suggestions looking to improvements of the lists will be gladly received.
NotE.— The following abbreviations are used: Supt. of Docs.: Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C.
Book Dept.: Book Department, Army Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
A.-MILITARY POLICY, CONDUCT OF WAR, AND MILITARY
Group I 1. OFFICIAL BULLETIN, vol. i, No. 2, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.
(Especially pp. 21-39.) Publisher: Army War College, Washington, D. C. Free. (An official outline of the theory under which our forces are to be organized
and administered.) 2. MILITARY POLICY OF THE UNITES STATES. Upton. May be obtained from Supt.
of Docs.; paper, 50 cents; cloth, 65 cents. (A most valuable and comprehensive
review of this subject.) 3. FIELD SERVICE REGULATIONS, 1914. May be obtained from Supt. of Docs.; 60
cents. (A condensed official statement of principles, methods, and details of
military operations.) 4. ELEMENTS OF STRATEGY. Fiebeger. Publisher: U. S. Military Academy, West
Point, N. Y. May be obtained from Book Dept.; 75 cents. (A short outline, with historical illustrations.)
Group II 5. CONDUCT OF WAR. Von der Goltz; translated by J. Dickman, Hudson Publish
ing Co., Kansas City, Mo. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $1.70. (The standard work on this subject, covering generally the same ground as 4, but more
abstractly and elaborately.) 6. ON WAR. Clausewitz; translated by J. J. Graham; 3 vols.; K. Paul, Trench,
Trubner and Co., 1908. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $6.60 (including postage and duty).. (The greatest classic on the subject; a complete analysis of the phenomenon of war, and profound discussion of the mechanism thereof. Written early in the 19th Century, it is still the foundation of modern military
theory.) 612. THE NATION IN ARMs. Von der Goltz. May be obtained from Book Dept.;
$2.50. (An excellent modern work on war; less elaborate but more readable than Clausewitz.)
7. AMERICAN CAMPAIGNS. M. F. Steele; 2 vols.; Publishers: Byron S. Adams
Publishing Co., Washington, D. C. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $4.50. (In addition to careful historical surveys of all the campaigns from the Colonial Wars to the Spanish American war, these lectures give extensive and valuable
comments as to the military principles.) 8. A STUDY OF ATTACKS ON FORTIFIED HARBORS. Rodgers; Proceedings Nos. 111,
112, and 113, U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. 9. LESSONS OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN. Mahan. Publishers: Little, Brown & Co.,
Boston, Mass. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $2. (Of special importance,
as showing the true relation between our coast defense and our navy.) 10. REPORTS OF MILITARY OBSERVERS ON THE Russo-JAPANESE WAR. Part III,
J. E. Kuhn. May be obtained from Supt. of Docs.; 60 cents. (In addition to an account of operations, this report contains valuable information as to fortifi
cation and siege work, organization, and equipment.) 11. ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF THE LINES OF COMMUNICATIONS IN WAR.
Furse, 1894; Publishers: Wm. Clowes & Sons, Ltd., London. (An old but comprehensive survey of this subject, with much historical information.)
Group 1 (The references given cover chiefly the principles and general features of this subject;
the details are mostly printed in unavailable form, either in service journals or in confidential documents. References to some of the former can be furnished, if
desired.) 12. REPORT OF NATIONAL Coast DEFENSE. (Taft) Board, 1906. May be obtained
from Army War College, Washington, D. C. Free. (The official project for harbor defenses of the United States. On account of progressive obsolescence of seacoast defenses, this project has been, or is being, modified, but still sets forth clearly the fundamentals of its subject.)
Group II 13. LECTURES ON SEACOAST DEFENSE. Winslow. Publishers: U. S. Engineer
School, Washington Barracks, D. C. Price 50 cents. (Much of these lectures
relates to technical details, and a considerable part is now obsolete.) 14. PERMANENT FORTIFICATIONS. Fieberger, 1900; U. S. Military Academy, West
Point, N. Y.; $1. May be obtained from Book Dept. (While rather old, this work gives a simple presentation of the fundamentals on its subject, including
an historical outline. A revised edition will soon be published.) 15. FORTIFICATIONS. C. S. Clarke. Dutton & Co., New York; $4.50. May be
obtained from Book Dept. (A treatise on the same lines as 14.) 16. PRINCIPLES OF LAND DEFENSE. Thuillier, 1902; Longmans, Green & Co. May
be obtained from Book Dept.; $3.83. (A valuable work, covering the principles of both field and permanent fortification.)
C.-ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT, AND DUTIES OF ENGINEER TROOPS
Group 1 17. FIELD SERVICE REGULATIONS, 1914. (See A. 3.) 18. TABLES OF ORGANIZATION, 1914. May be obtained from Supt. of Docs.; 25 cents.
(These tables represent-subject to modification and within the limits of existing
law-the approved policy of the War Department with regards to organization.) 19. OFFICIAL BULLETIN, Office of the Chief of Staff, vol. i, No. 4 (Appendix 4). Use
of Engineer Troops. Publisher: Army War College, Washington, D. C. Free. (An official statement of the principles which should govern in the use of engi
neers, with practical suggestions.) 20. DUTIES OF ENGINEER TROOPS IN ́a GENERAL ENGAGEMENT OF A MIXED FORCE.
Burgess. Publisher: U. S. Engineer School, Washington Barracks, D. C.; 25 cents. (Obsolete in some respects, particularly organization, but excellent in
general scope.) 21. GENERAL ORDERS No. 6, WAR DEPARTMENT, 1915. May be obtained from the
Adjutant General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C. Free. (Prescribes the training of Engineer troops.)