The New Student's Reference Work/Vol I/Revisions by Eminent Men and Women

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The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
Revisions by Eminent Men and Women


REVISIONS BY EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN

Absolute accuracy, as well as simplicity and charm of style, have been kept in mind in the preparation of this work, as illustrated by the following examples of revisions of our articles by eminent men and women in this country and in Europe on vital topics, current movements and great achievements with which their names are identified.

THE INCOME TAX LAW AND HOW TO APPLY IT.

Revised by Thomas B. Paton, General Counsel of the American Bankers Association.

An analysis of the law which will enable the layman to answer for himself the great majority of questions arising out of its application to his income.

THE FLYING MACHINE AND ITS “MECHANICAL BRAIN.”

Revised by Orville Wright, joint inventor with his brother of the first practical air ship and of the wonderful “mechanical brain” called the Stabilizer, patented in 1913.

It is believed by experts that the Stabilizer may prove fully as important as the aeroplane itself.

THE TRUTH ABOUT RADIUM.

An article specially prepared for The Student’s by Dr. Worthington Seaton Russell, Research Fellow and Chief X-Ray Department, New York Skin and Cancer Hospital.

Great harm is done by misunderstanding as to its virtues in the treatment of cancer and kindred diseases; so that Dr. Russell’s article is one which, for the public good, should be given the widest possible publicity.

THE TARIFF OF 1913.

Revised under the direction of Hon. Oscar W. Underwood, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives.

Under its proper heading will be found a character sketch of the man under whose leadership this vital measure was enacted, revised by Mr. Underwood.

MEXICO, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA — PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

Revised under the direction of John Barrett, Director General of the Pan American Union.

“Our Southern neighbors in this Hemisphere,” says Mr. Barrett, “will enjoy, because of the opening of the Panama Canal, the greatest material, commercial and economic development which any group of nations has ever experienced in the history of the world.”

THE DOMINION OF CANADA AND ITS RESOURCES.

Revised under the direction of Hon. George E. Foster, Minister of Trade and Commerce of the Dominion.

Our articles on the various Provinces have been revised by or under the direction of the Lieutenant Governor of each Province.

STORY OF NELSON, ENGLAND’S GREATEST SEAMAN.

Revised by Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, G.C.B., K.C.B., retired; formerly member of the Committee on Heavy Guns, Explosives, Armor Plate and Projectiles, Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Station, etc.

THE NEW FEDERATED BANKING SYSTEM.

Revised by Thomas B. Paton, General Counsel of the American Bankers Association.

A clear and concise description of the Currency Law and its operation; the most important change in the Banking System of the United States since Alexander Hamilton, and a subject of vital interest to every business man and every student of American Institutions.

THE ENGLISH WORKINGMEN’S INSURANCE LAW.

Revised by the Rt. Hon. David Lloyd-George, Chancellor of the Exchequer. (See “Insurance” and “Lloyd-George.”)

ARBITRATION AND INDUSTRIAL PEACE.

Revised by Frank P. Walsh, Chairman of the Committee on Industrial Relations.

THE POST OFFICE, POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS AND THE PARCEL POST.

Revised under the direction of Hon. Albert S. Burleson, Postmaster General.

THE CULTURE AND MARKETING OF COTTON.

Contributed by G. S. Meloy, Office of the Chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture.

WORK OF THE WOMEN’S CLUBS.

Revised by Mrs. Mary I. Wood, Manager Information Bureau, General Federation of Women’s Clubs and Associate Editor Women’s Club Department, Student’s Correspondence Bureau.

THE PROGRESS OF WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE.

Revised by Frances Maule Bjorkman, Secretary National American Woman's Suffrage Association.

WORK OF FRANCES WILLARD AND THE WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION.

Revised by Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, President of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

THE PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR WORK.

Revised by Mrs. Frederick K. Schoff, President of the National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations.

THE PANAMA CANAL.

Revised by Colonel G. W. Goethals, Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, Chairman of the Isthmian Commission and First Civil Governor of the Canal Zone.

THE CHILDREN OF TOPSY TURVY LAND. (Child Life in Japan)

Revised by His Excellency Viscount Chinda, Japanese Ambassador to the United States.

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

With Illustrations by the Chief Scout, Ernest Thompson-Seton, showing how to build a fire without matches, etc.

Revised by George H. Merritt, Secretary to the Editorial Board, Boy Scouts of America.

STORY OF THOMAS EDISON, THE WIZARD INVENTOR.

Revised by William H. Meadowcroft, of the Edison Laboratories, Author of “The Boyhood of Edison.”

STORY OF LUTHER BURBANK AND HIS WORK.

Revised by Mr. Burbank. The Plant Wizard who has given us the “White Blackberry,” the “Thornless Cactus” and other wonders of the plant world.

THE BALKANS AND THE PEACE OF EUROPE.

Revised by His Excellency Dr. Constantin Bomba, Austrian Ambassador to the United States.

STORY OF THE LIFE OF GRANT.

Revised by U. S. Grant, Jr.

NEW YORK CITY, THE METROPOLIS OF THE NATION.

Revised by Frederick B. De Berard, Statistician of the Merchants Association of New York City.

CHICAGO, THE METROPOLIS OF THE WEST.

Revised under the direction of Hubert F. Miller, Business Manager, Chicago Association of Commerce.

THE STORY OF FRANCE.

Revised by His Excellency J. J. Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States.

STORY OF ROBERT PEARY, DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE.

Revised by Admiral Peary. A thrilling “true story” of daring, persistence and scientific skill.

STORY OF ROALD AMUNDSEN, DISCOVERER OF THE SOUTH POLE.

Revised by Captain Amundsen, the intrepid, modern Norseman with “sea-blue eyes” who finished the work begun by Sebastian Cabot four centuries ago.

CHINA - AN ANCIENT PEOPLE AND THEIR NEW REPUBLIC.

Revised by Hon. W. J. Calhoun, Ex-Minister to China.

STORY OF HILL, “COLOSSUS OF ROADS.”

Revised by President Hill, the Scotch-Irish Lad from Canada, who dreamed a great dream and made it come true.

THE COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Revised by A. H. Baldwin, Chief of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, United States Department of Commerce.

TRADE UNIONS AND TRADE UNIONISM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

Revised by Samuel Gompers, President American Federation of Labor.

THE RISE OF MODERN JAPAN.

Revised by His Excellency Viscount Chinda, Japanese Ambassador to the United States.