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For the 45th time, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers assembled for its annual meeting. The place was Manhattan. The attendance was composed of a group of the most emi- nent engineers in the country. The object was the exchange of ideas, discoveries and criticisms which each of these scientific minds had been maturing privately during the past year.

The Federal Government was present. The Government is interested in mechanical piatters. Only a few years ago, war turned the entire Government into a great mechanic....

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