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For almost two years experimental work has been in progress on the development and manufacture of this new application of the Rotary eccentric principle of pump construction, as a result of which we are able to announce The Smallest, Most Efficient and Most Economical Outfit

For Obtaining a Vacuum of 0.001 mm.

WHICH HAS EVER BEEN PRODUCED

For Completo Descriptions and Pricos, send for Bulletin No. 928

CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC COMPANY 460 EAST OHIO STREET

CHICAGO, U. S. A.

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These balances are especially suited for weighings which require a fairly high degree of accuracy, the sensitivity being 2 mgm. under full load.

Capacity is 100 gms.; beam 200 mm. with adjustable screws at both ends; eccentric beam lifting device; plumb bob for leveling; three leveling screws for balance rests; bows 90 mm. wide; pans 80 mm. in diameter. The case is French Mahogany with glass sides and top, sliding door both back and front; the finish is of highly polished brass, lacquered. No. 20580 with Agate Bearings

each $25.00 No. 20582 with Steel Bearings

each $22.50 These balances are being sold at a most unusually low price and bear our guarantee. The supply is limited and if you have use for at least one of them, we urge you to place your order at once.

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G-E Research Laboratory

Schenectady, N. Y.

Among the many products developed by the General
Electric Company's research laboratories the following
are of special interest to manufacturers:

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Complete Hospital Laboratory Centrifuge Outfit, for urine, bacteriological, serological and milk testing, consisting of International new self-balancing Size I Centrifuge, with step by step rheostat for speed control, and the following equipment: 1 24309 Head, 8-place 50 ml

12 24036 Glass Tubes, 15 ml. graduated 8 24314 Trunnion Rings

24 24415

50 ml, plain 8 24315 Metal Tubes, 50 ml

12 24430

50 ml, graduated 8 24318 Reducing Caps

12 244255

50 ml, narrow neck 8 · 24319 Babcock Milk Test Trunnion Cups 12 33964 Milk Bottles, 8%, 18 grams 12 24028 Glass Tubes, 15 ml, plain

4 33968 Cream Bottlen, 50%, 9 grams 24275. Complete Outfit, as described above; for 110 volt d. C.

237.00 24277 ditto, but for 110 volt, 60 cycle, a. C..

237.00 24278. ditto, 220

237.00 24279. ditto, 220 volt, 60 cycle, a. c..

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Prices subject to change without notice

ARTHUR H. THOMAS COMPANY

WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND EXPORT MERCHANTS LABORATORY APPARATUS AND REAGENTS WEST WASHINGTON SQUARE

PHILADELPHIA, U. S. A.

SCIENCE

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1921

REORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1 CONTENTS

THERE is one problem of the new adminis

tration that has received the attention and Reorganization of the Work of the Federal Government: HERBERT HOOVER

397, thought of the organized engineers of Amer

ica for many years past. This is the problem The American Engineering Council: PRO

of the reorganization of the federal governFESSOR DEXTER S. KIMBALL

399

ment. The inadequacy, the wastefulness, and Plagiarisms: DR. JONATHAN WRIGHT

402

the inefficiency of our federal organization

was evident enough under pre-war conditions. Conservation Conference on Resources of Interior Waters

406

These inadequacies, these inefficiencies, these

wastes were exhibited to the country during Scientific Events:

the war at the cost of millions. The American Engineering Council; The Classification and Salaries of Government

Congress has placed the problem in the Employees; The Museums and Collections hands of a very able congressional joint comof Yale University; The Heckscher Fund mittee. But if this joint committee succeeds Grants of Cornell University

407

in securing the imminently necessary results Scientific Notes and News

410

it will only be by full insistent support to it

by public opinion. Many attempts have been University and Educational News

411

made at reorganization before but all of them Discussion and Correspondence :

have gone to the same crematory, the interOn the Use of the Terms Denudation,' minable differences in opinion among the Erosion, Corrosionand Corrasion'':

executive and legislative officials over details. DR. MALCOLM H. BISSELL. Euclid of Alexandria and the Bust of Euclid of Megara:

To any student of federal organization, one PROFESSOR FLORIAN CAJORI. Rainbow by sweeping and fundamental necessity stands Moonlight: C. J. ELMORE

412

out above all others, and that is that the Quotations:

administrative units of the government must British Dyestuffs Corporation

415 be re-grouped so as to give each of the great

departments more nearly a single purpose. Scientific Books :Onslow's Plant Biochemistry: DR. CLAR

The hodge-podge of aims in certain adminisENCE AUSTIN MORROW. Hrdlička's Anthro- trative branches is scarcely believable when pometry: Dr. E. A. HOOTON

416

we consider our national pride and skill Special Articles :

in organization. Such functions as public Subepithelial Glycogen Cells in Embryo domain, public works, assistance to veterans, and Recently Hatched Fish: DR. FREDERICK public health functions, aids to navigation, W. ELLIS. The Ovarian Cycle of Swine : DR. GEORGE W. CORNER

to industry, to trade, purchasing of major 418

supplies, are each and every one scattered The National Academy of Sciences

421

over from four to eight departments, most of which are devoted to some other major

purpose. MSS. intended for publication and books, etc., intended for

1 Summary of an address by Mr. Herbert review should be sent to The Editor of Science, Garrison-on

Hoover, made at the dinner given in his honor by Hudson, N. Y.

the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, April 16.

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