I was so deeply grateful for the honor done me, when I was chosen your chairman, that I promised myself, whatever work I might undertake, it should not only meet your approbation, but also enlist your interest to that extent as to make the work yours.
The opening of the sessions with an address carries with it a certain reponsibility, for in a measure, I am but the spokesman, and my utterances are but yours. Therefore, in presenting the result of my labors, I shall briefly preface my remarks with my reasons for pursuing such a topic.
The By-Laws say that the Chairman of each section shall prepare an address on the recent advances in the branches belonging to his Section, including such suggestions in regard to improvements or methods of work as he may regard important, and present the same to the Section over which he presides on the
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