should have a 10 per cent turnover through circumstances of people leaving their places where they have their nut tree plantings, deaths and other circumstances. So there was a net gain of 86 members to date.
August 25, 1951 to August 18, 1952
Membership Dues $1,907.00
Sales of Annual Reports 190.00
Interest on U. S. Bonds 37.50
U.S.P.O. Unused Balance, Permit 3.05
Petty Cash 1.97
41st Annual Report (Pleasant Valley) $1,375.86
Plates and printing, 900 copies $1,271.16
Envelopes, 2500 31.65
The Nutshell 86.55
Printing & mailing Vol. 4, No. 3 28.64
Printing & mailing Vol. 5, No. 1 57.91
American Fruit Grower 191.60
582 Subscriptions at 30¢ 174.60
34 Subscriptions at 50¢ 17.00
Urbana Meeting 163.68
General Expenses 20.28
Reporting & Transcribing 143.40
Secretarial Help, 50¢ per member 317.00
Stationery and Supplies 179.81
Association Promotion 114.91
Application Folder, 5000 90.02
Supplemental Folder, 650 17.69
Secretary's Expense 77.23
Treasurer's Expense 94.04
Dues, American Horticultural Society 5.00
Cash on deposit, First Bank, South Bend $1,313.78
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On hand August 26, 1951 $1,730.99
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U. S. Bonds in Safety Deposit Box $3,000.00
I know that Mr. Best has still some more material that he will supply to any of you who are anxious to go out and help in getting the new members. It's only a matter of every person getting a couple, or like Spencer Chase getting 10. That would put us well toward our goal of a thousand members, on which the Association probably can operate without deficit. I thank you. (Applause.)
PRESIDENT MacDANIELS: Thank you very much, Mr. Prell. We are very much indebted to you for your business-like handling of the affairs of the society. It is sometimes bitter to know the facts, but the only way that we are ever going to get anywhere is by knowing the facts and facing them. Either fortunately or unfortunately we are not like the federal government, which can go on piling up deficits. We have to do as each one of us as individuals has to do: If our operating-expense exceeds income, we either have to get more income or cease out-go. That is the situation under which we are confronted at the present time.
A little later we can take up some of the things we have in mind. Did you have a further report, Mr. Secretary?
I think probably the Treasurer stole some of the thunder that you might otherwise have.
MR. MCDANIEL: He did that, and the Membership Committee also. You know something of the activities of the secretary's office during the current year, a matter of getting out three issues of The Nutshell and assisting with the editing of the annual report, which I hope you will receive about the time you get home.
One other activity in which the Secretary participated, in addition to the usual task of answering letters to beginning nut growers, was this project "Things of Science". Perhaps Dr. McKay could tell us more about that. Is Dr. McKay in the room? Will you come up now?
DR. MCKAY: We being near Washington, were, of course, the logical people to come in contact with this suggestion early when it was made. As a matter of fact, the very beginning of this movement goes back to Harry Dengler. Some of you may know of him. He is Extension Forester at the University of Maryland and is also Secretary of the American Holly Association.
Harry Dengler was very much interested in this "Things of Science" program and happened to mention to the Science Service paper, of which Watson Davis is editor, that it would be a desirable thing to work up a test on nuts.
For the benefit of those of you who do not know what "Things of Science" is, it is a movement sponsored by Science Service, located in Washington, D. C, whereby 12,000 subscribers to "Things of Science" receive every month a little kit through the mails dealing with all kinds of subjects in science. It is usually a little box, as in the case of the one on nuts, or it may be simply an envelope with some things in it to taste. The idea is to give people all over the country who are interested enough to pay $5.00 a year one kit a month, each one dealing with a different phase of science.
Many groups subscribe to this service; for instance a boy scout troop, libraries and industrial plants. So it goes to literally many thousands more people than the 12,000 actual subscribers that it has.
So when Science Service came to us and said, "Would you be interested in helping us work up a kit on nuts", naturally, we wanted to do what we could towards helping these people, and our first thought was this organization as an official sponsor for it. So we contacted the directors, the officers, Dr. MacDaniels and J. C. McDaniel, and as a result, the Northern Nut Growers, through its board of directors, because we had no other means to authorize it, went ahead and sponsored this move.
To do it, we approached the California Walnut Growers Association, the California Almond Growers Association, the Northwest Nut Growers Association, and the Southeastern Pecan Growers Association, with the idea of having their names mentioned in the kit, and in return they would furnish samples to distribute. The Northern Nut Growers Association furnished the hickory nut samples. The kit was composed of, as I recall, six different kinds of