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Executive Committee of the American Institute of Physics

Minutes of Meeting

April 1, 1950

Present: George R. Harrison (Chairman), F. W. Loomis, George B. Pegram, Gaylord P. Harnwell, John C. Steinberg

AIP Staff: Henry A. Barton, Wallace Waterfall, Betty Hofstadter

The Executive Committee met at 3:35 p.m., April 1, 1950.

1. Election of Associate:

The Secretary presented an application and on motion made, seconded, and unanimously carried, Socony Vacuum Laboratories was elected an Associate of the Institute.

2. Authorization to Sign Checks:

It was reported that it would be desirable to authorize the Executive Secretary to sign checks for the Institute and accordingly the following motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried:

MOVED that Mr. Waterfall be authorized to sign checks for the Institute and that the attached resolution required by bank regulations be adopted.

3. Placement Service:

The Secretary reported that the Physical Society had requested that the Institute operate its Placement Register at the April 1950 meeting of the Physical Society in Washington, D.C. It was estimated that this will cost the Institute from $200 to $300. After some discussion, the following motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried:

MOVED that the Institute operate the Placement Register at the April 1950 meeting of the Physical Society in Washington, D.C.

4. Appointment of Committees:

In accordance with authorization by the Governing Board, the following committees were appointed to serve until the next annual meeting of the Governing Board:

Committee for Election of Associate Members

  • Henry A. Barton
  • Wallace Waterfall

Pension Committee

  • Wallace Waterfall
  • Theodore Vorburger
  • Eileen Neuberger

AIP Representatives on Publications Board

  • Henry A. Barton
  • Wallace Waterfall
  • Ruth F. Bryans

Committee on Physics Abstracts

  • Elmer Hutchisson, Chairman
  • F. G. Brickwedde
  • G. B. Pegram
  • Howard A. Robinson
  • Frederick Seitz
  • G. H. Shortley

Committee on Donors’ Tablet

  • Homer L. Dodge, Chairman
  • R. H. Bolt

Committee on Cooperation with the Military Establishment

  • Henry A. Barton, Chairman
  • P. M. Morse
  • G. B. Pegram
  • M. H. Trytten
  • M. A. Tuve
  • G. R. Harrison (ex officio)

Committee for Anniversary Meeting

  • Paul E. Klopsteg, Chairman
  • J. C. Boyce
  • Karl K. Darrow
  • Arthur C. Hardy
  • E. H. Land
  • John C. Steinberg
  • W. R. Willets

Finance Committee

  • O. E. Buckley
  • Caryl P. Haskins

Nominating Committee for Member-at-Large

  • L. A. Turner, Chairman
  • J. A. Bearden
  • Richard K. Cook
  • James Hillier
  • Thomas J. Killian
  • John C. Slater
  • John H. Williams

Committee on Situations of and Prospects for PHYSICS TODAY

  • J. B. Fisk, Chairman
  • R. B. Barnes
  • R. H. Bolt
  • J. Elder
  • G. P. Harnwell
  • F. Seitz

Committee on Vocational Guidance Pamphlet

  • M. H. Trytten, Chairman
  • Ralph Bennett
  • G. W. Giddings
  • C. J. Lapp
  • H. K. Schilling

5. Physics Today Editorial Advisers:

Upon recommendation of Mr. Katcher, the Executive Committee approved the addition of Mark W. Zemansky as an Editorial Adviser of Physics Today. The complete list of advisers is as follows:

  • Richard H. Bolt
  • Joseph C. Boyce
  • Samuel A. Goudsmit
  • Philip M. Morse
  • John R. Pierce
  • Mark W. Zemansky

6. Next Meeting:

The date for the next meeting of the Committee was tentatively set for Wednesday, May 31.

7. Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 p.m.