In accordance with past precedent and the dictates of our program, it is my privilege to say a few words of greeting, and I take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the honor accorded me in the selection as chairman of this Section. It is particularly gratifying to the Section to have as its guest for this meeting Prof. J. George Adami of Montreal, and I extend to him herewith on behalf of the Section a most cordial welcome.
As we meet here in the city by the sea it seems fitting to recall that this is the birthplace of the Section. In the seven years since its organization we have met in St. Paul, Saratoga, New Orleans, Atlantic City, in far away Portland, in Boston, and again in the city of its birth.
To those who have labored for the Section's welfare it should be a source of