Emphasis is placed upon the propriety of applying the term “research” only to such lines of investigation as are capable of yielding general results that can be utilized by other than the original observers. The distinction between research thus defined and much else that can be classed correctly as research according to its dictionary definition is explained.
In stating the purpose and aim of the Research Department of the Society, the divisions of the thought include research personnel requirements, the support of research, the importance of research, problems suitable for research in the industrial, educational and independent laboratories, the general research program and the avoidance of duplication of research work.
The fuel and the highway problems are enlarged upon as insistently demanding immediate research information and a strong recommendation is made that all members interested in research reread and study the papers covering these subjects that have been published in THE JOURNAL, reference being made to the accompanying bibliographical list.


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