By scheduling six pairs of simultaneous sessions, and by opening the sessions with unfeeling promptness at nine each morning, the arrangers of the program for the winter meeting of the Optical Society managed to give each speaker his full meed of time. Indeed, the sessions were notable for the amount of discussion. The meeting was held at the Hotel Statler in New York from Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11. Four hundred and twenty members and guests registered and a new record was set when the total number of invited and contributed papers reached seventy‐nine.

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