National Geographic : 1927 May
Making "Better Building" a Reality AREMARKABLE meeting has begun... a thousand pencils pose above a thousand note-books... here sits a man who builds great hotels... beside him a road builder... across the aisle a builder of homes. The speaker-a Portland Cement Associa tion man-is giving the building industry the results of some of the Association's re search experiments with concrete. He is conducting one of the series of schools held by the Association in co-operation with en gineering societies and educational institu tions throughout the country. This is but one of the many phases of the Portland Cement Association's activity. It is continually engaged, through laboratory, field and educational work, in improving and extending the uses of concrete-and in en abling the user to get the most from his con struction dollar. The far-reaching benefits of this research and educational work is made possible by the 84 cement manufacturers who comprise the Association's membership. PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION CHICAGO c4 National Organization to Improve and Extend the Uses of Concrete OFFICES IN 31 CITIES SEE cotland ^ f 1 SThe Romantic Gate to the Old World The ideal way to the Old World, through the natural GatewayofAncientCaledonia - Scotland, land of mists and mystery; rugged highlands in the North; romantic Lowlands in the South; and all around, Lochs, Rivers and Firths. Beautiful Edinburgh; great old Castles; thriving Glasgow; the picturesque Hebrides, snug little Orkneys and Shetlands. Wallace, Bruce, Queen Mary, Bannockburn and Scottish Independence. Then gallant SirWalter, his beautiful poems and enchanting novels. And such great Salmon in Loch Lomond-such thrilling Golf on Ancient Links. All at this Open Door to Europe. A freshly interesting and a surpris ingly delightful way to travel to any part of the Old World. Four new Anchor Liners, second to none in equipment, solid travel-comfort and high-standard service. These splendid ships are just like a friendly club. Moderate cost and onl9 seven days from New York to Glasgow. See your local agent or write S to 25 Broadway, N.Y.C . hipAnchbrLine TRANSYLVANIA CALIFORNIA CALEDONIA CAMERONIA 17.000 TONS 01 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."