Science: Chemists at Washington

One out of every eight U. S. chemists went to Washington last week for the meeting of the American Chemical Society.* Five hundred men & women spoke ten to 45 minutes each on professional topics. But they and their auditors were less interested in science than in jobs. Particularly did they fear that the Roosevelt economy program might cost able scientists their posts. With this in mind, the chemists respectfully petitioned "the President and Senate of the U. S. to continue the long established policy of choosing chiefs of scientific bureaus solely on the...

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