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By vote of the Executive Committee the Secretary was instructed to prepare and forward to Hon. J. P. Jackson an expression of the appreciation of the Association for his services in conducting its affairs. The letter to Mr. Jackson and his reply are given herewith: East Lansing, Mich., January 19, 1914.

Hon. J. P. Jackson,

State Capitol,

Harrisburg, Pa.

Dear Sir:-On behalf of the membership of the Land Grant College Engineering Association and by authority of the Executive Committee, I write to express to you the appreciation of your services in promoting its establishment and your energy and enthusiasm and tact in guiding its affairs as President during the formative and critical period of its first year of work.

The Association has so far been eminently profitable and beneficial to its membership and its continuance, either independently or in affiliation with the older society, guarantees further benefits to the engineering interests of the land grant institutions.

May we cordially extend to you our congratulations on what you have so successfully accomplished in establishing this organization. Sincerely yours, G. W. BISSELL, Secretary.

Harrisburg, Pa., January 23, 1914.

Mr. G. W. Bissell, Secretary,
Michigan Agricultural College,

East Lansing, Mich.

My Dear Mr. Bissell:-I wish to thank you very much for your letter of January 19th. I did very little indeed and feel that this work was done by the members of the Association. In spite of this, however, I very much appreciate the letter which the Executive Committee instructed you to send. Kindly convey my thanks to the committee for their thoughtfulness. Yours faithfully,



The parliamentary status of the application of the Association for organic connection with the A. A. A. C. E. S. is indicated by the following extract from the minutes of the A. A. A. C. E. S.:

W. H. S. DEMAREST, of New Jersey.-May I present a proposed amendment to the constitution? It is with reference to the Land Grant College Engineering Association now in session in this city, which has asked recognition of this Association. The land grant engineering men have used this title simply as a temporary means of getting together. It is my thought that they are already a part of this Association. Our constitution does not differentiate at all, to my mind, between the agricultural and the engineering bodies in the land grant colleges. Yesterday in the college section the matter was thus argued and there was apparently a unanimous judgment that the engineering men have exactly the same place in this Association that agricultural men have and that they are members of the section of college work and administration. It would seem, then, that possibly no definite action is necessary in the way of an amendment to the constitution; that these

men should simply enter, be a part of us and have their place upon the program, certain papers being assigned them. But that view of the matter really does not seem adequately to meet the situation, because this Association has become so completely occupied with agricultural matters. It does seem as if, under the circumstances, the engineers should be formally recognized. Some of us feel that it is important that this Association should be definitely behind the engineering departments; and of course the Association itself will profit greatly by the participation of the engineers-forty of whom are in session at this very moment. Therefore, President Sparks of Pennsylvania, President Harter of Delaware and the speaker, unite in presenting certain, amendments to the constitution; amendments made necessary by the one main change of constituting five sections instead of three sections, on "administration," "agriculture,' "mechanic arts and engineering," "experiment station work" and "extension work." The three sections now existing are on "college work and administration," "experiment station work," and "extension work." If a new section on engineering is established, in all consistency a section on agriculture should be established, and a section dealing solely with administrative problems is needed.

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These amendments are presented in order that they may be acted upon next year. If they fail, then of course we are back on the ground of simply having these men with us under the provisions of the constitution as they now stand, but some of us feel that the situation will be met more adequately by their passage.

It is suggested that the article "Sections" be amended as follows:

First paragraph to read,

(1) The Association shall be divided into five sections: (a) a section on college administration, (b) a section on agriculture, (c) a section on engineering and mechanic arts, (d) a section on experiment station work, (e) a section on extension work.

Third and fourth paragraphs to be inserted as follows:

The section on agriculture shall be composed of deans or professors of agriculture in the institutions in this Association or the representatives of such departments duly and specifically accredited to this section.

The section on engineering and mechanic arts shall be composed of the deans or professors of engineering in the institutions in this Association or the representatives of such departments duly and specifically accredited to this section.

(Third paragraph thus becoming fifth paragraph.)

Sixth paragraph to be inserted as follows:

The section on extension work shall be composed of directors or superintendents of extension departments in the institutions in this Association, or the representatives of such departments duly and specifically accredited to this section.

That the article "Sections" be amended as follows: that in the second paragraph the words "work and" be stricken out;

That, in the fifth paragraph, for the word "three" be substituted the word "five;"

That, in the sixth paragraph, second line, the words "work and" be stricken out, and, line five, for the word "either" be substituted the word "such;"

That, in the eighth paragraph, last line, the words "work and" be stricken out.

That the article "Officers," lines four-five be amended by the striking out of the words "work and."

My attention has just been called to the fact, that in the article of the constitution dealing with the constituency of the Association "agricultural" experiment stations are specified. In behalf of the movers of the amendments above cited I would offer an amendment striking out the word "agricultural” in order that engineering experiment stations, six of which exist as state institutions, may be accorded a similar standing. The addition of the words "and engineering experiment stations" would serve the purpose, but striking out the word "agricultural" is a simpler and equally effective way of attaining the same end.

The amendments in accordance with the provisions of the constitution were referred without debate to the executive committee for inclusion in the call for and program of the next convention.

R. A. PEARSON, of Iowa.-The college section has unanimously adopted a resolution which, as chairman, I now offer to the Association:

Resolved, That this Association favors full and complete recognition by this Association of the departments or schools of engineering in our land grant institutions.

The resolution was referred to the executive committee.


The Secretary has omitted from the Proceedings:

(a) The discussions by General Wood and Captain Schindler of Dean Orton's paper on "The Status of Military Drill in the Land Grant Colleges."

(b) The report of the "Committee on Mechanic Arts."

This material is not available at the time of going to press with the Proceedings and will be published later for insertion.

The Secretary has taken the responsibility of the above because he believed that members would appreciate early publication of the Proceedings.

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