IN this paper, Mr. Veal tells the story of the development of the Cooperative Research Council from its creation as the project of three or four men to its growth into an organization of 80 working groups with a total membership of more than a thousand actively interested technical specialists, carrying out its expanded research in 130 participating laboratories.
In its own words, the new Council proposes “to direct cooperative research in developing the best combinations of fuels, lubricants, and equipment powered by internal-combustion engines.”
To carry out this goal, a smooth-working organization has been set up. Four main committees assign the work of solving each problem, as it comes up, to an appropriate working group. The men on these groups are interested, qualified technicians who do the actual research work in their suitably equipped laboratories. The titles of the main committees cover the technical scope of the CRC: Cooperative Fuel Research, Cooperative Equipment Research, and Cooperative Lubricants Research. The fourth, the War Advisory Committee, has been set up to deal most expeditiously with the fuels and lubricants problems of the armed forces.