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FIELD, ORCHARD AND MILK INVESTIGATION: RESEARCH AND LABOR. 1916. Receipts.
Dr. July 1. To received from Comptroller..
Cr. $10,149 72 2,298 40 828 68
INSPECTION OF FERTILIZERS, FEEDING STUFFS, ETC.: SALARY AND
Receipts. Ju'y 1. To received from Comptroller..
Dr. $14,370 49
Cr. $12,937 71 1,165 40 263 42
INSPECTION FERTILIZER, FEEDING STUFFS, ETC.: MAINTENANCE
United States as per appropriation for
of Congress approved March 2, 1887....
Cr. $59 05 359 92 209 88 849 92 21 23
United States as per appropriation for
of Congress approved March 2, 1887...
All expenditures are supported by vouchers approved by the Auditing Committee of the Board of Control and have been forwarded to the Comptroller of the State of New York. (Signed) WILLIAM O'HANLON,
DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1917.
To the Honorable Board of Control of the New York Agricultural
Gentlemen.- I have the honor to present to you a report of the operations of this institution, for the calendar year 1917, together with a review of changes that have come to the Station during the year, and a statement of certain of its needs.
It cannot be said at the end of any short period of time that the general activities of the Station have materially changed. It is true that new problems arise and old ones are set aside. These problems always relate to agricultural production, and the use of crops in the form of cattle foods and human foods. Much of the effort of the Station is directed toward defense of farmers and fruit growers against the devastation of insect and fungus pests. It is also our duty to assist the Commissioner of Agriculture in the inspection of such commodities as fertilizers and cattle feeds, and fungicide and insecticide materials.
The institution has not escaped the effects of the war. Not only have members of the Station Staff been called into service, but throughout the entire institution there is felt the depressing influence of the gigantic and critical conditions in which this nation is engaged. All communities and institutions now are in the midst of an atmosphere unfavorable to the concentration of thought and effort on the usual activities of life.
No year passes without more or less change in the personnel of the Station Staff.
Joseph F. Barker, M.S., who was connected with the institution as Agronomist since 1911, resigned his position on September first. The occasion of his resignation was a call to a responsible position in the Ohio State University at an increased salary and to opportunities which he regarded as especially desirable. During the time Mr. Barker was connected with the Institution he gave to his work industry and zeal, his earnest effort being to accomplish for the agricultural interests of the State the greatest amount of good.
* This is a reprint of Bulletin No. 445, December, 1917.
Lloyd A. Bosworth, M.S., who occupied the position of Assistant Chemist for the brief space of one month resigned his position to accept a position in the Philippine Islands.
Reginald C. Collison, M.S., Associate Chemist, because of the satisfactory services which he had rendered the Institution since his appointment in 1912, was promoted to the position vacated by Mr. Barker, his appointment taking effect on September 1, 1917.
James E. Mensching, M.S., was appointed Associate Chemist to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Mr. Collison. His term of service began on September first. Mr. Mensching is a graduate of the Ohio State University and at the time of his appointment was associated with Dr. H. P. Armsby in Animal Nutrition work at the Pennsylvania Experiment Station.
Walter L. Kulp, M.S., was appointed in the position of Assistant Chemist to fill the place of Arthur J. Flume, his appointment taking effect on May 20, 1917.
Rudolph J. Anderson, B.S., Associate Chemist, having offered his services to the Federal Government, has been assigned to a position in the Surgeon General's Department with the rank of Captain. Mr. Anderson's work will be related to the feeding of the army, a service which he is admirably fitted to render.
William W. Baer, B.S., Assistant Chemist, enlisted in the United States Navy and was called into service in June. After the necessary training he has been given the rank of Ensign.
Donald B. Clayton, being a member of Company B, of the National Guard was called into service very soon after the declaration of war and is now serving as bugler in an officers' corps.
F. H. Hall, B.S., Vice-Director, Editor and Librarian, has been requisitioned by the Federal Food Administration to aid in preparing various publications and utterances sent out from that division of our Federal Government. His experience for nearly twenty years as Editor of the publications of this Institution, a service requiring a broad knowledge of the various phases of agricultural science, has admirably fitted Mr. Hall for the duties he is now fulfilling. It is