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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

PSM V85 D208 New building of the marine laboratory at woods hole.png

New Building of the Marine Biological Laboratory.

of exceptional purity, owing to the strong tidal currents.

Each research room has a cement floor tank 5 X 3 feet, with a cement water table above, heavy birch tables surrounding the outside walls on which they are carried on iron brackets; gas and electricity for lighting or power, automatic telephone service to all other rooms in the building and to -other buildings, steel shelving, freshwater sink, etc.

The dedication exercises took place on July 10, and occupied the entire day. In the morning all the buildings were open for inspection and parties of visitors were conducted through by guides. The laboratory steamer took out a dredging party. Lunch was served to about 600 guests in the laboratory mess. The afternoon exercises were held in a large tent, with music by the Russian Balalaika Orchestra from New York. Mr. Crane presided and three short addresses were made by Professor Lillie, Professor Conklin and Dr. Hugh M. Smith, the U. S. Fish Commission, followed by an address on "The Needs of Research," by Dr. R. S. Woodward, president of the Carnegie Institution.

 

THE ST. PAUL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION

So far as can be gathered from the meager despatches from St. Paul, the recent meeting of the National Educational Association was successful in attendance and in programs and maintained the progressive policies which have gained ascendancy in recent years. It will be remembered that the so-called "old guard" was definitely defeated in Boston, when the official nomination to the presidency of Mr. Z. X. Snyder, president of the Colorado Normal School, was superseded by the election of Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superintendent:>f the Chicago Schools. The New York Evening Post says editorially that it is "astounding" and "wholly unexpected" that the association should vote in favor of the right of suffrage for women, but a similar resolution was passed unanimously at Chicago two years ago.

Among other principles and policies—commonplaces or radical innovations in accordance with one's point of view—which the association has favored are increased powers for the National Bureau of Education and the establishment