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As announced in our last issue we propose, in conjunction with the Bennett College, Sheffield, to publish each month a simple problem in Graphic Statics, for the best solution of which the Governor of the Bennett College will award a prize of 10s. In allotting points, neatness will receive the same consideration as accuracy.
AS a very humble member of the great architectural profession, in addressing a few words to them upon the subject of the Institution of Structural Engineers, of which important body Sir Chas. declared that he had the honour to be one of the Vice-Presidents and in the presence of his respected President, he claimed with justifiable pride, that the architect was, in fact, the very earliest structural engineer mentioned in the history of the world.
Sir Charles T. Ruthen
Unlike the great exhibition of 1851, where a colossal experiment in constructional engineering in glass and iron reacted upon the building methods of the whole civilised world, the far larger exhibition at Wembley is in some respects less ambitious and clings fairly closely to the normal methods of design and construcfion. Colour is also lacking, and the British Empire Exhibition is probably the first in which the principal
palaces have been left in the unpalatial and retiring hue of dingy grey. Adequate performance of function should take precedence over artistic presentation, and the vast crowds at Wembley view the exhibits in reasonable comfort.