Hoyt R. Allen

1950 to 1951

I come before you today with a deep feeling of gratitude and appreciation. The honor of having been elected and having served as your President during the past twelve months, has been a joy and a privilege that I will long cherish and remember. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Committees who have worked so hard and cooperated so well during this period of time. Especially do I want to commend the Program Committee, Drs. Stuart Ross, W. C. Bernstein, Karl Zimmerman and our Secretary W. W. Green, who are to be congratulated for an outstanding group of papers. I am also particularly indebted to the Committee of Arrangements and Entertainment, Drs. M. Browne Holoman, Frank H. Murray, Harry Bacon and W. J. Burkett, who have contributed so much of their time toward making this meeting so pleasant and successful.

Following Dr. Harry Bacon and Dr. Louis Moon as President places me in a rather strange position this year. Dr. Bacon, in his address, discussed the National and International Responsibilities of our Society. Dr. Moon, last year discussed The Past, the Present and the Future. Therefore this leaves very little for me to discuss. So at the risk of being unorthodox, I am going to deviate from the past practice and confine my remarks to a few matters that have stood out to me as President concerning which I would like to make certain recommendations.