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inexpensive, some pine strips and some coarse braid with a frame constituting all the material required, while it may be made by any carpenter. Tabulations of many kinds can be kept on such a board. It will be especially adaptable to keeping the run of processes of lots of goods, shoes for example, under manufacture, and is easily arranged for the complex work of keeping tabs on a large and varied stock.

ESTABLISH MASONIC LODGE AT INSTITUTE

Professor Vogel, appointed Master named after late President Maclaurin first college lodge

THE institution of the Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge A.F. and A.M. took place on the evening of December 15, under the direction of the Deputy Grand Master of the Second Masonic District, Guy H. Holliday, at Odd Fellows Hall, Central Square, Cambridge.

Professor Frank Vogel, in charge of the Department of Modern Languages, was appointed Master and will be assisted by Professors Vannevar Bush and W. H. Timbie of the Electrical Engineering Department. They will be assisted by some of the student members of the Technology Masonic Club. Major R. H. Pendleton and Captain H. F. Clark of the Military Science Department were appointed treasurer and secretary respectively.

This is the first Masonic lodge to be instituted in any educational institution in this country and, as far as known, it is the first of its kind in the world. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has granted its approval of the request of the Technology Masonic Club to confer the first three degrees of freemasonry upon the alumni members of the faculty and students who may be elected to receive these degrees.

The lodge has been named after the late president of the Institute, Richard C. Maclaurin, who was a past Master of his lodge in New Zealand.

THE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women's Association held its annual meeting in the Emma Rogers Room on Friday, January 7, at 3.30 P.M. Usually the meeting has occurred on Saturday followed by a luncheon. Many were pleased with the change this year, as it meant an increased attendance of the women at the Alumni Banquet the following night.

From the annual report of the recording secretary we quote the following:

The Association has held three social and thirteen executive committee meetings during the past year.

Prof. Elizabeth F. Fisher was appointed our accredited representative in Council of Association of Collegiate Alumnæ. Miss Mabel K. Babcock is chairman of a committee on National Clubhouse. A committee of three was appointed on revision of the constitution.

Of the balance of our War Fund Gift from Mrs. Cunningham, $25 was given to "War Record," $25 to each of the following hospitals: Parker Hill, Norfolk and West Roxbury, to be used under the direction of the Red Cross for the benefit of disabled war veterans, preferably Technology men, and $37.50 for French War Relief. Ten dollars was voted for the Fund for the International Colleges for women of the Orient.

On Saturday, January 22, at 3 P.M., in Room 10-250, Signora Olivia Rossetti Agresti will give an illustrated lecture on "Recent Industrial Developments in Italy; the possibilities of Italo-American trade co-operation in the Mediterranean Basin." A reception in the Emma Rogers Room will follow the lecture. Nine hundred invitations have been sent to people who are interested in education. The money has been raised by subscription from the members of the Association.

Committee in charge: Mrs. Edward Cunningham, chairman; Miss Mabel K. Babcock; Miss Elizabeth F. Fisher; Mrs. Charles Winthrop Sawyer, ex-officio.

Officers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women's Association: Honorary president, Miss Susan Minns; president, Mrs. Charles W. Sawyer; first vice-president, Dr. Alice G. Bryant; second vicepresident, Prof. Elizabeth F. Fisher; recording secretary, Miss Hattie L. Gates; corresponding secretary, Miss Grace A. Norris; treasurer, Miss Annie E. Allen; auditor, Miss Emma J. Fitz.

Other members of the Executive Committee: Miss Rebecca R. Joslin, Miss Lillian K. MacRae, Miss Elizabeth M. Fennessey.

Registration Committee: Miss Nettie M. Willey, Miss Lillian J. MacRae, Mrs. Evelyn Ordway, Mrs. William S. Willman, Miss Bertha M. Brown.

Nominating Committee: Mrs. Arthur A. Blunt, chairman; Miss Rebecca Kite; Miss Nellie F. Treat.

Members in foreign countries: Miss Mary Almy, B.S., Class of 1920, Three Arts Club, Mary le bon Road, London. In architect's office. Miss Frances Stern, 112 Coleherne Court, S. W. Five, London. Mrs. W. B. Griffin, B.S. (Marion Mahoney), Class of '94, in Australia. Miss Mary L. Foster, A.B., A.M., Ph.D., of faculty of Smith College, is now in Spain.

PROFESSOR J. W. HOWARD IS FEDERAL BOARD
COUNSELLOR

PROFESSOR John W. Howard of Course I has been appointed Counsellor for the Federal Board students at the Institute, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Bursar Ford.

In every educational institution where disabled ex-service men are pursuing studies under the guidance of the Federal Board for Vocational Education, a counsellor is appointed who is usually a member of the faculty, to look after and safeguard the interests of the men.

At present there are 79 ex-service men taking Vocational Education courses at Technology and 1919 disabled ex-service men receiving instruction at 96 schools in this country; 13 of which are in New England, 27 in the East, eight in the South, 35 in the Middle West and 13 in the West.

TECHNOLOGY AS VIEWED IN FICTION

"THE car was hanging over the edge of the cliff, and Maggie, her bright henna hair waving a distress signal, caught Roger's eye. She was in danger! What could he do! A rope no! A moment's pause and our hero had thought of the answer. He would apply his knowledge of the beam theory, which he had thoroughly mastered in these harrowing days at Boston Tech, there among the luxuriant maples and the flowing Charles. A leap brought Roger to the cliff's edge. Quickly placing a beam according to the moments she had been hanging there, he slipped down the rope and nabbed Maggie just as her shoe lace gave way. Whosis, "Applied Mechanics."

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Such is the type of hero story the popular novels will be employing in the future. The Technology graduate is fast replacing the Harvard hero in many of our contemporary books and the number seems to be on the increase.

In The American Magazine for December, the hero of "Mother Takes a Hand in the Game," is a graduate of the Institute, making five thousand a year. The school is spoken of as "Tech," as if there was only one "Tech" and everybody knew it. This advanced atmosphere is in line with the recent announcement by "Ike" Litchfield, '85, that a publicity department of the Institute was expected to be organized.

Again in Jane Abbott's "Highacres," a story for young girls about the preparatory school age, the fellow who made the millions and willed them to his children was a "Tech" graduate. The mention made is as follows:

"Craig Winton was a graduate of Boston Tech. He lived in obscure lodgings in a poor part of Boston, yet he seemed to have quite a circle of friends of an intellectual sort. He was an inventor of a very brilliant turn of mind, but impractical-the old story and desperately poor. He married the only daughter of a chemist who lived in Cambridge.

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Such is the atmosphere as fed future Wellesley and Sargent. "Friends of an intellectual sort" is very suggestive, if not subtle. That part of being desperately poor is to be regretted, as the fair miss may recall that remark when Goggles Flatfeet hires a taxi to take her to the Dorm dance. The only daughter of a chemist shows she was not a co-ed.

In a recent number of the World Outlook, the centenary magazine of the Methodist Church, there is a thrilling account of how two Institute graduates were concerned with saving the Mississippi valley from inundation. Whether they did or not is forgotten, but the fact that the red-headed Irishman from Boston beat out his pal for the "gal” is long remembered.

And so it goes. The Smith girls and Vassar girls and girls from Bryn Mawr and Sargent, yes, even Radcliffe girls, will read on a cold winter's night of the "Tech" man struggling with the elements in

Doogan's Grog Shop, London, or else chasing Arabs across the desert and winning whole harems of dusky wives. It's a great prospect and whether we will owe all this new field of publicity to the new department which Mr. Litchfield is planning, or to the changing tastes of the fiction public is a matter of conjecture, as Ouija would say. The Tech.

DEGREES TWICE A YEAR

Twenty-six get diplomas under new ruling

IT has been decided by the corporation to award degrees twice a year. According to this ruling the following men have been granted degrees. All men are of the Class of 1920 unless otherwise noted.

M.S.: Civil Lawrence G. Ropes. Electrical - Robert L. Davis, Charles A. Keener, John M. Nalle, James E. B. Stuart, Jr.

B.S.: Civil-George T. Corr, John D. Mitsch. MechanicalJohn W. A. Crowley, Jr., Herbert G. Fales, '19, Walter R. McKenney, '19, Harold W. Merriam, Robert Patterson, Albert E. Tuttle, '18, Dean F. Willey. Mining - Robert H. Aborn, John R. Perkins, Jr. Architecture - Samuel A. Brunelle, '19, Fred M. Gill, Wilford P. Hooper. Electrical - Ingvald T. Braaten, '18. Biology - Eric L. Etherington. Physics-John A. Clark. General Science Andre Deschamps. General Engineering - Arklay S. Richards, '19. Chemistry - David M. McFarland, '18. Engineering Administration - Nicholas G. Smoley.

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