National Geographic : 1914 Dec
MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1914-1915 November 13.- -"Belgium and Her People." By Dr. James Howard Gore, Professor Emeri tus of George Washington University. November 20. -"Conquest of the Great Rose and Other Glaciers of India." By Mrs. F. Bullock Workman and Dr. W . Hunter Work man. November 27.- "The Strength and Virtues of the German People and Empire." By Roland G. Usher, Professor of History in Washington University, of St. Louis, author of "Pan-Germanism," etc. December 4. -"France, Our Sister Repub lic." By Arthur S. Riggs. December Il.- "Sunny Italy." ByMr.B.R. Baumgardt. December I8.- "The Fringe of Asia." By Mrs. Harriet Chalmers Adams. January 8, 1915, 4 p. m. -Hubbard Memorial Hall. Annual meeting of the National Geo graphic Society. January 8. -"The Romance of Reclamation." By Mr. C . J . Blanchard. The "See America First Movement" will doubtless send hundreds of thousands of Americans to the beauty spots and wonderlands of the United States during the coming year. From the wonderful forma tions of Glacier National Park to the strange ruins of Casa Grande, New Mexico, and from the playgrounds of New England to the Golden Gate of California, there are scattered many of these places whose beauty and whose charm equal anything to be found in Europe and surpass the imaginations of those who have not seen them. January 15. -"The Race with Death in Ant arctic Blizzards." By Sir Douglas Mawson, K. B. D. Sc. B. E ., leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914. January 22.- "Mohammedan Lands and Peo ples." By Rev. Dr. Charles Wood. January 26.- "England, the Oldest Nation of Europe." This subject of immeasurable inter est will be dealt with by an authority whose study of England as the leader in the world's commerce, as well as the greatest colonizer of any time, will render it a most popular and valuable one. January 29. -"Peoples, Places, and Problems in Mexico." By Prof. Leslie C. Wells, of Clark College. February 5. - "The Balkans - Rumania, Servia, and Bulgaria." By Dr. Albert Bush- nell Hart, Professor of History in Harvard University, author of "Practical Essays on American Government," "Obvious Orient," etc. February 2. -"The Confederation of South Africa." By Hon. Chase S. Osborn, formerly Governor of Michigan, author of "The Andean Land." February 16.-"Britain Beyond Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Colonies of the British Empire." of this speaker will be announced the Seas: and Other The name later. February I9.- "Austria-Hungary, the Land of Contrasts." By E. M. Newman. February 26.-"Japan Today." By Mr. Roy C. Andrews, of the American Museum of Nat ural History. March 5.-"Driving Pests from the Globe: An Account of the Humanitarian Work of the International Health Commission, Founded by John D. Rockefeller." By Dr. Wycliffe Rose, Administrative Secretary. March 12.-"The Chinese Republic." By Dr. Frank J. Goodnow, President of Johns Hop kins University, Legal Adviser to the Chinese Government 1913-1914. March 16.-"The Flying Machine in Geo graphic Studies." By Mr. O . P. Austin. March I9.-"Argentina and Chile; Compari sons and Contrasts of the Temperate Amer icas." By Mr. Bailey Willis, Consulting Geol ogist to the Minister of Public Works of Argentina 1911-1913. March 23. -"Russia." This subject of great interest will be dealt with by an authority whose study of Russia will render it a most popular and valuable one. March 26. -"My Visit to the Vatican." By Hon. William H. Taft, former President of the United States. April 2.-"Brazil." By Anthony Fiala, mem ber of the Roosevelt South American Expedi tion of 1913-1914. April 16.-It is hoped that official engage ments will permit Hon. Myron T. Herrick, Ambassador to France 1912-1914, to accept the invitation of the Society to address the Asso ciation during the course. There will also be a lecture on "Holland and Her People" by Hon. David J. Hill, for merly United States Ambassador to Holland. The date of this lecture will be announced later.