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CHARLES DILLON, is head of the de- Mr. Dillon has turned his energies into a
partment of Industrial Journalism, at department of collegiate instruction which the Kansas Agricultural College. Of him is still very new. It seems rather remarkself he writes to the editors: "I do two able that so important a field of education things: work in the garden and write about should have been so long neglected as has it.”
this. He does both of these things with equalM r. Dillon was one of the first to realize vigor and enthusiasm.
that a college is a place where something Mr. Dillon realizes the tremendous good more than mere culture is to be obtained. that the editor of the country weekly news- He underpaper could do in his community if he had the stands it is a proper training. He could be a power in place for the the proper transmission of agricultural re- learning of search to the farmer. That is one of the practical purposes—though of course only one—of things as the department of Industrial Journalism. well.
DR. WALSH is a vigorous advo
cate of the prevention rather than the cure of disease. This, he believes, is the true function of the physician. He devotes himself solely to writing. His strong articles in THE TECHNICAL WORLD have stirred up considerable comment. Dr. Walsh has studied extensively abroad, in the great medical schools of Paris, Berlin, and
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Technical World Magazine
HENRY M. HYDE, Editor
Contents for May, 1912 What Steel Dividends Cost ..... Henry M. Hyde 246 Town Where Trusts Don't Rule .... Charles Dillon 254 The Invisible Detective ........ C. F. Carter 259 Harnessing the Big Muddy . ..... Arthur Chapman 269 Cheap Homes for Working Men ... Harry F. Kohr 273 Docking a Big Liner ........ Chester Carton 276 Mining for Tigers ..... Charles Frederick Holder 280 Electric Lights on the Farm ...... L. T. Perrill 285 Waging War on Swamp Lands ... F. G. Moorhead 289 Remarkable Boy Sculptor ....... Lillian E. Zeh 294 Bats to Fight Mosquitoes ...... Robert Franklin 297 Breaking a Bridge Trust ..... Harlan David Smith 299 Healing With Dry Air . . . . . Dr. Alfred Gradenwitz 303 Tempting Disaster by Rail ..... Robert G. Skerrett 305 Government Runs Railroad to Build Biggest Dam...
................ René Bache 311 Popular Science and Mechanics Supplement..... 338
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MAGAZINE FOR JUNE
GRABBING THE WEST'S LIQUID FUEL
We have been so busy conserving our forests, our water power, our Alaskan coal fields, that the vast oil area of the West has been staked out by alleged "prospectors," turned
over to “developing" companies and the eminent domain of “this libertyloving, sovereign people” has once more in another direction been exploited for private aggrandizement. Possession of any mineral claim rests upon the discovery of mineral. No rights of any kind are acquired under the law prior to such discovery. No one is entitled to a reward
for pointing out a haystack as the locus of a lost diamond. California oil
"prospectors” squatted upon the haystack—that is, the public domain—did nothing
and asked tribute of those willing to search for the jewel. Mr. Woehlke shows in this strong article how both Congress and the Department of the Interior have most signally failed in the performance
of their duty. This is one of the most powerful articles the TECHNICAL WORLD MAGAZINE has printed. It is the June leader.
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