The corridors and the common room in Eckhart Hall were remarkably devoid of buttonholers and other truants, a component that has been prominent, hitherto, at the postwar APS meetings. The Chicago meeting, November 25 and 26, had the largest attendance in the history of that event. An estimated 700 were present; the registration exceeded 550. The spirit of the meeting was one of earnestness and sober attention to the material that was being presented in the scheduled papers.

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