THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE
��equal to the students who have attended the English universities and prepare them for work equally important? And could we not give opportunity to foreign men and women of ability to continue here work from which they will be debarred by the conditions fol- lowing the war?
��the manufacture of high explosives. Application has been made by Dr. Eitt- man, on behalf of the federal govern -
- ment, to patent these processes in order
to prevent any monopoly in their use, the patents to be dedicated to the American people.
1 The statement made by Secretary
���The Hall of Trinity College.
��PETEOLEUM PEODUCTS Secretary of the Interior Lane has announced the discovery by Dr. Walter F. Rittman, chemical engineer in the Bureau of Mines, working at Colum- bia University, of two chemical proc- esses, one of which, it is claimed, will greatly increase the supply of gasoline, while the other may make the United States independent in regard to mate- rials necessary for the dye industry and
��Lane deserves quotation, for even though his opinion of Dr. Rittman '.s work may be somewhat optimistic, it tells us what we may hope to accom- plish by the proper organization of chemical research. Secretary Lane says:
These processes are fraught with the utmost importance to the people of this country. For some time the Standard Oil Company, through the great