National Geographic : 1904 Aug
8. History and geography. 9. Geographic education. A special opportunity will be afforded for the discussion of methods for sur veying and map-making and for com parison of these methods as pursued in other countries with the work of fed eral and state surveys maintained in this country. Delegates and members desiring to present communications before the Con gress or wishing to propose subjects for discussion are requested to signify their wishes at the earliest practicable date. A list of titles of communications already offered is appended. It is especially needful that any titles offered hereafter shall be accompanied by abstracts (not exceeding 300 words in length) in order that the Presidency may take prompt action toward introducing the titles and abstracts in the general program to be published at the beginning of the Con gress. The time required for presenting communications should be stated; other wise twelve minutes will be allotted. It is anticipated that not more than twenty minutes can be allotted for any communication unless the Presidency decide to extend the time by reason of the general interest or importance of the subject. Titles and abstracts of communications may be submitted either through the Committee of Arrangements or directly to the Chairman of the Committee on Scientific Program. Pending the open ing of the Congress, this committee shall decide whether the same are appro priate for incorporation in the program, though the decisions of the committee shall be subject to revision by the Presi dency after the Congress convenes. The preliminary announcement,issued in January last, having provided that proposals affecting the organization of the Congress should be submitted in writing before May i, any such propo- sals hereafter received will be laid before the Presidency, who will determine whether they shall receive consideration at the Eighth Congress or be laid over for future action. PROGRAMS The General Program, comprising ti tles and abstracts of communications, sectional assignments, announcements of general, sectional, and social meet ings, etc., will be published on or about September 7. All titles, abstracts, etc., designed for incorporation in this pro gram must be in the hands of the Com mittee of Arrangements not later than August I, 1904. Daily programs will be issued during the meetings in Washington and New York. Any matter designed for incor poration in these must be in the hands of the secretaries by six o'clock of the day preceding issue. COMPTE RENDU The Presidency, with the aid of a Com mittee on Publication,will prepare a vol ume of proceedings or Compte Rendu, comprising those communications and abstracts which they deem it needful to publish; and this publication will be sent to all members of the Congress, includ ing societies represented by delegates. All communications and abstracts sub mitted for reading or printing shall be deemed the property of the Congress, and in every respect subject to the action of the Presidency, although a request for the return of any copy not approved for publication might be entertained at the option of the Presidency. Authors of communications exceed ing seven (printed) pages in length de siring separates shall order the same (specifying the number) in writing on their manuscript. Such separates will be furnished at cost of press work, paper, and cover, plus a small percentage (not exceeding twenty-five).