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Mr. WILLIAM MUIRHEAD, M.Inst.C.E. (Member ofCouncil), proposing a vote of thanks to the author, said the paper had been extremely interesting, the more so as before coming to the meeting he had not been able to read the paper as closely as he would like to have done. Others in the same position would, he was convinced, after hearing the author, read through the paper again with added interest.
ALTHOUGH the formulae of B.S.S. 449-1935, and the L.C.C. Code should now be used by the designer, the Rankine formula has, for certain purposes, stood the test of time since it was first evolved by Gordon, Schwarz, and Rankine about 1860.
THIS year it is a member of the Yorkshire Branch who has been elected President
of the Institution. Lieut.-Colonel Charles Horace Fox, O.B.E., B.Sc., F.S.I., was born
at Halifax on the 1st August, 1892, and was educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax,
and Denstone College,Staffordshire. He graduated at London University,taking the degree
of B.Sc. (Engineering)with Honours in 1912,and in the same year he distinguished himself as First Prize Medallist in Structural Engineering at the City and Guilds of