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doubt whether Elsie would have been as sure of her own mind if all her love and sympathy had not been aroused by her indignation at the attacks upon him." In September Dr. Bell convened the Board of Managers in Washington. The Executive Committee had no support in this distinguished group of scientists and men of affairs. Board members pointedly complimented me on my work, unanimously reaffirmed my permanent status with the So ciety, appointed me Managing Editor, and increased my salary, the increase of $800 to be paid by the Society. I assumed that our house divided, the Society, was made whole again. It proved a wrong assumption, but my per 554 sonal happiness permitted no doubts to intrude. I obtained WALLIS W. NUTTING Testing my new Speed Graphic bought in London in 1913, I found I could take pictures at 1/500 of a second, an immense advantage in stopping the action of the hydrofoil boat. "I want to ride!" Mabel Bell begs her husband. But this dear wom an, plagued with a faulty sense of balance since a childhood illness deprived her of hearing, was not permitted in the HD-4. Our children considered it an honor to hold their "Gammie's" hand and steady her on walks. Near the end of her life she con fessed to her niece: "All my life I have tried my hardest to have you children and everyone else forget that I am not the same as your mother, for instance."