A Plea for Uniformity.
The importance of practical uniformity in the essential features of
organization in every state in the Union is so great, and has so constantly
grown on all of those who have had opportunity for observing the work in the
states which adopted plans of reorganization last, that an earnest plea is
made to those who have the matter in charge in other states not to depart
from the Association plan lightly or in the absence of the most obvious reasons
for doing so. In fact, one of the prime objects of the movement from the outset
was to get rid of the crazy-quilt system, or, rather, the lack of system,
which stood in the pathway of every effort at legislative and other reforms
in the past and secure such unity of both purpose and methods as would make
the voice of the profession effective in securing every desirable advancement.
The plan has now been so fairly and successfully tested, under such varied
conditions and in widely separated states, as to demonstrate its adaptability
to use in any state, and is no longer a matter of experiment.
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