Author: Leverton, W J H
1 February 1923
First published: 1 February 1923
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Leverton, W J H
The first annual dinner under the new title was held at the Savoy Hotel on Wednesday,
February 7th, 1923, with the President, Mr. E. Fiander Etchells, in the chair.
At a meeting of the Council on the 28th January a resolution was proposed. by the
President, and carried unanimously,"That Professor Henry Adams be transferred to the class of Honorary Member, and that the Gold Medal of the Institution be awarded to him in recognition of his services to the Institution and of his long and distinguished
services as Chairman of the Board of Examiners.”
The writer is not familiar with what may have been published in England concerning the sad event which occurred in our national capital more than a year ago, namely, the collapse of the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre, at Washington, DC., when about a hundred people were killed. He is familiar, however, with the fact that in nearly every event of this sort there is a reason given out which is erroneous and yet is held to as the explanation of the failure, a standard error, so to speak, which cannot be shaken loose. There are many such standard errors, ideas that it is impossible to dissipate. For example, nearly everyone in the United States will tell you, that if a hole were bored vertically through the earth, it would come out in China-China which is in the same hemisphere (the northern) with this country.