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Miami Daily News-Record (Newspaper) - May 12, 1929, Miami, Oklahoma LK K5 A v 1 f ver of ncle JT f Gearge Kimball Director Of the U J Ljureau of Labors t with His QOO Assistants Ina House Spending a Year I o Oaue theLjovernment Money LA ofStandards in ina plant that like a college skilled scientists constantly experiment lo determine accurate J C By ALMA CHESNUT AN tyou give us an instrument thai will measure the distance is from shore need a lens that will take photographs through Some valuable government documents have been burned have you a Way Mo decipher them from the crisps dirigible burns up tits fuel it loses weight and to make up for this loss in valu gas hasto be released at a cost of per flying Plqase find some way to save ihis These are only a few of the riddles that have been put up lo the Bureau of Standards since itsfounding in 1901 let it be solved byJts corps of The signers of theDeclaration of who authorized his by giving Congress rthe right to fix the standards of weights and little realized that a hundred years solater men would be 7fasiidiously medsuring one onemillionth of an inch or how much bar bends when your fingers are pressed ugairjst the they would have r Cl tt I i jf they Jiad clever gentlemen would one fixing standards elusive things as elcc J triers heat and light and and Jlhfti off diese researches would ySSl discoveries such nssthoseJuntecl Thii with is gird capacity of compression testing the strength of an airt prevent another Shenandoak ex lt amcng mysterious vcs sets1 some wizenqd KlHlvI chip whose eyes reflect the mys tones Instead ush jvalls arelined with books and cases of com tand heartily wcl I i i I by roundfaced jovial who1 mightjustas be a i w n m Itaitiirnv of adventure is New England seafolk make history daysof the clipper he in for thev mysteriesthat I lifi Knowledge of these secrets was needed to establish effi cient cooperation betweeii this country and the Hence the urgent request from the General Staff to then chief of the Bureau of for a man that knovs Burgess upon his went immediately into conference with French who received him cor dially and helped map a tour of inquiry that was to keep the Americans busy from seven in the morning un til 11 at night for four A tour was made of British and French arid manufacturing and the camouflage plant at Chalons was made Aiiplane factories were inspected and 10 or 12 aviation fields at the hont and behind the The tour of inquiry put the com i i i George Kim ball Jooial he reads red hot de tective stories lo relax from his multiple Enormous strides weie made in the field of A Method was perfected to locate guns accurately by meas the Photographic methods were im proved the bureau soon among other instru ments a lens that would enable airplanes to take pictures through Almost without a change oFits the Bureau of Standards was converted to military Whereas 85 per cent of its work had been in the civilian field and only 15 per cent in the it was now booming 90per cent military and 10 per cent It served as a producing plant as well as an experiment Among other prod 12 per of all the optical used in the war was made at the i Another1 result of Burgesss tour was the sending of aFrench Commission to this country and the establishmentof a system ago in Physics became matriculated at famous Massachu setts institute ofs Technology 1892 received his degreeof DLV Yeats of study f II 1 rtA 11 I W i9 f v by the can of exchanging scientific information between Europe and the United When the International Aircraft Standards Bureau was established by technical representatives of Can the United Slates and Great Burgess was made a This group liad as its object the of specifications and demands and paved the way to i valuable improvements SEE aeronautical nnHOSE were busy days for Burgess instead of J experiencing a slump when the lthe work boomed along busily as though the pressure was notsso Inventions and discoveries that had filled war needs could be adapted to commercial uses and aviation re mained a lucrative field for scientific Out of lhefwar great progress had There for the elec tron in Burgesss opinion the most important war invention in the fiekTof Ithas made intercontinental telephone systems possible and the radio as we know it In the field of a whole new set of instruments was devel for lighterthanair craft and methods were devised to test the stress and strain upon the fabric used indicate how tightly it could be stretched and what v v pressure would upon each gir der Radio beacons were invented and many other improvements were i i1 Being director of such a quite obviously amansized job and Dr Buigess is kept on his toes all the In to keep ing up with all the work going on at the he must maintain contact with other depart ments of the government and wtji leaders fhe manufacturing and i commercial t i HE is chairman the Federal Specifications which unjfies the purchase specifi T cajion of everything the govern except military f He is Chairman of the National i Research created by Pres ident to correlate scientific research during the wai arid A tinued since becauseof jts He fa American Pstfol i visory H is chairman of tha National Comfnipgn sefvp m f f 1 Ufi
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