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e. Information and statistics, Frederick L. Hoffman,


f. Press, Grant Hamilton, chairman.

g. Publicity, Dr. Edward T. Devine, chairman.
h. Cost of living, domestic economy, S. Thurston Bal-

lard, chairman.
i. Medicine and surgery, Dr. Franklin H. Martin, chair-


General medical board, Dr. Franklin H. Martin,

Co-operative committee of manufacturers.
Standardization of medical and surgical sup-

plies and equipment, Dr. Frank F. Simpson,

(E) Functions.

To co-ordinate the industries and resources for the national

security and welfare, by investigations resulting in recommendations to the President and heads of the executive departments, concerning railroads, waterways, and other means of transporting troops and supplies, the increase of domestic production of needed supplies, development of seagoing transportation, and the gathering and dissemination of information concerning these matters.

(F) Authority. Created by Section 2 of Army appropriation act of August 29, 1916 (64 Cong., Public Act 242, H. R. 17498).

(G) Headquarters. Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.

(H) Further Information. Subcommittees will send further information so far as they

have it.

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2. [33] Accounts and Discussions of the Council.

Congressional Record. (65th Cong. First Session, pp. 3592-3597, June 8,

1917.) List of the personnel of the subordinate committees of the

Engineering Magazine. (Sept., 1916.) Describes the Naval Consulting

Board, which preceded the council.
Everybody's Magazine. Creel, George. “The Sweat of War" (June, 1917),

On the work of the council.
Independent. (April 21, May 5, 1917.) On phases of activity.
Iron Trade Review. (Jan. 11, 1917.) Describes similar organizations else-

New Republic. (June 2, 1917.) On war supplies work.
New York Times Current History. VI, 234. On organizing for economic

defense. Outlook. (July 4, 1917.) On organization. Science. (May 25, June 8, June 16, 1917.) On coal and other sub-com


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Scientific American. (March 5, 1917.) On economic mobilization.
Survey. (March 17, April 28, 1917.) Historical and descriptive.
World's Work. (April, June, 1917.) On work of council at Washington

in war times.

3. [84] State Councils and Other Official


The best list of the state organizations and federal centers of organization in the states is to be found in Committee of Public Information. National Service Handbook. (Wash.,

the Committee, 1917), pp. 203-226. To this should be added the state branches of many of the national patriotic societies enumerated in $5 below, especially the National Security League, which has over two hundred state and local branches, and the Red Cross.


Since the breaking out of the European war in 1914, a large number of private societies have been organized for arousing public sentiment and providing for sick, wounded and suffering soldiers of various nations. The following are selected from the list printed the Library of Congress, United States at War, pp. 18-27, which comes down to June, 1917. Many of these societies issue publications to some of which reference is made in $10 below, and elsewhere in this book. Many publications are sent free by application or sold at nominal prices.

American Academy of Political and Social Science, Thirtysixth and Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.

American Ambulance Field Service in France, 14 Wall Street, New York City, William R. Hereford, treasurer.

American Association for Labor Legislation, 131 East Twentythird Street, New York City.

American Boys' Naval and Marine Scouts, 51 Chambers Street, New York City.

American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, Charles R. Crane, treasurer, 1 Madison Avenue, New York City.

American Committee on War Finance, Amos Pinchot, chairman, 60 Broadway, New York City.

American Economic Association, Allyn A. Young, secretary, Ithaca, N. Y.

American Food Conservation League, Mrs. Mary H. Gregory, New Rochelle, N. Y.

American Institute of Architects has listed and cross indexed all the architects of the United States who wish to make their services available to the United States, and this information is on file in its office, The Octagon, Washington, D. C.

American National Committee for the Encouragement of the Democratic Government of Russia, Charles R. Flint, Equitable Building, New York City.

American Peace Society, Colorado Building, Washington, D. C.

American Pediatric Society, Howard C. Carpenter, secretary, 1805 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Reports to Council of

National Defense what it can do to care for children during war time.

Association for International Conciliation, American Branch, 407 West One Hundred and Seventeenth Street, New York City.

Boy Scouts of America, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Civilian Committee, Naval Training Cruise, 52 William Street, New York City.

College Men's Training Corps, 19 West Forty-fourth Street, New York City.

Columbia University Committee for Women's War Work.

Columbia University, Division of Intelligence and Publcity, Morningside Heights, New York City.

Committee of Sixty to Conserve the Grain Supply in War Time by Diverting it from the Manufacture of Intoxicants, Irving Fisher, of Yale, president.

Committee of the American Ambulance in Russia, Hamilton Fish, Jr., chairman; William H. Hamilton, treasurer, 11 Broadway, New York City.

Committee on Patriotism Through Education, of the National Security League, Robert M. McElroy, chairman, 31 Pine Street, New York City.

Committtees of Safety. See National Committee of Patriotic and Defense Societies.

Farm Cadet Bureau, organized under Military Training Commission, State of New York, Arthur Payne, executive secretary, 68 William Street, New York City.

Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 105 East Twenty-second Street, New York City.

"Friends of the German Republic” Association, J. Koettgen, organizing secretary, New York City.

Girls' National Honor Guard, 34 West Twenty-eighth Street, New York City.

Home Club War Relief Work, Mrs. Franklin K. Lane, chairman, Home Club, Washington, D. C.

Home defense leagues. See National Committee of Patriotic and Defense Societies.

Jewish League of American Patriots. Warheit Building, 163 East Broadway, New York City.

Junior Naval Reserves, 25 West Forty-fifth Street, New York City.

League for World Peace. International headquarters, Woodward Building, Washington, D. C.

League of Catholic Women for Civic Social Reform, 154 East Thirty-eighth Street, New York City.

Marine Scouts, 51 Chambers Street, New York City.

Merchants' Association of New York, Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York City. Has undertaken to mobilize the country banks of New York State to assist the farmers to raise larger crops.

Military Engineering Committee of New York, 29 West Thirtyninth Street, New York City. J. S. Langthorn, secretary; Joseph Struthers, office manager.

Military Training Camps Association, 19 West Forty-fourth Street, New York City.




National Aerial Coast Patrol Commission.

Natonal American Woman Suffrage Association, 171 Madison Avenue, New York City. Organizing clubs to train women in agricultural work, to provide employment, and teach loyalty to immigrants.

National Board for Historical Service, 133 Woodward Building, Washington, D. C.

National Board of Underwriters, 76 William Street, New York City. Placed at the disposal of the Government the services of a veritable army of investigators and a fund of classified information concerning the Nation's resources and industrial capabilities.

National Child Labor Committee, 105 East Twenty-second Street, New York City. Efforts to spare children from war's blight.

National Committee of Patriotic and Defense Societies, 929 Southern Building, Washington, D. C. To co-ordinate the efforts of twenty-eight or more patriotic and defense organizations, such as Daughters of the American Revolution, National Civic Association, Army League, Navy League, etc. Information concerning home defense leagues, committees of safety, etc.

National Consumers' League, 289 Fourth Avenue, New York City.

National Council of Women. Co-ordinating the work of societies, such as National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Congress of Mothers, etc.

National League for Women's Service, 259 Madison Avenue, New York City. Registration of women for industrial service; to train girl students for farming and dairying.

National Rifle Association of America, 1502 H Street, Washington, D. C.


National War Relief Committee, 42 Broadway, New York City.

Naval Training Association of the United States, 26 Cortlandt Street, New York City.

Preparedness League of American Dentists, 576 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Red Cross European War Relief Fund, 130 East Twentysecond Street, New York City; National Red Cross headquarters, Washington, D. C.

Special Aid Society for American Preparedness, 601 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.

United States Boy Scouts, 7 Maiden Lane, New York City.

Woman's Liberty Loan Committee, Mrs. W. G. McAdoo, chairman, Washington, D. C.

Woman's Relief Corps, 1917 Colfax Street, Minneapolis, Minn.

Woman's Section of the Navy League, 1606 Twentieth Street, Washington, D. C.

Woman's Department, National Civic Federation, 1 Madison Avenue, New York City.

Young Men's Christian Association, National War Work Council, 124 East Twenty-eighth Street, New York City.

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The searcher into the European War will find convenient summaries and condensed narratives in the annuals. The following are the most available, all of them provided with tables of contents and indexes through which they may be conveniently reached. See the brief list in Handbook, $16. The American Year Book-A Record of Events and Progress. (N. Y.,

Appleton, annual since 1910.) Includes general summaries and dis

cussion of international events and issues. Well indexed. The Annual Register-Review of Public Events at Home and Abroad.

(London, etc., annual beginning year 1758.) Compilation of documents

and also secondary statements of events. Cyclopedia of American Government. (Edited by McLaughlin, Andrew C.,

and Hart, Albert Bushnell; 3 vols., N. Y., Appleton, 1914.) Two thousand five hundred articles with recent bibliography; including discussion of international law, international relations, and military and

naval organization.
Inforniation Annual-A Continuous Cyclopedia and Digest of Current

Events. (N. Y., Cumulative Digest Co., annual since 1915.)
The International Year Book-A Compendium of the World's Progress.

(N. Y., Dodd, Mead, annual 1898-1902 and since 1907.) Articles on

current international questions. The World Almanac and Encyclopedia. (N. Y., Press Publishing Co.,

annual since 1873.) Many useful lists and tables.

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1. [37] General Use. A vast amount of important material, timely and penetrating, can be found in the current periodicals since the outbreak of the war in 1914. The following are the principal periodical indexes which lead the searcher to articles on specific topics. A great number of titles of articles are classified and can be found in the analyzed sections of this America at War. The following list is far from including all the periodicals that contain war material, but in it may be found the exact titles of a large number of the weekly, monthly and quarterly publications which pay most attention to international and public law and to the questions arising out of the present war. In addition, every person who wishes to keep in touch with the progress of the war, to understand its meaning, and to confront the questions which arise with regard to peace at the end of the war and world peace hereafter, ought to follow closely at least one good daily paper. The Boston, New York, Philadelphia and · Chicago dailies all pay great attention to the war. The New York papers usually publish more detail than those of other cities. Among them the New York Times is remarkable for its abundance of telegraphic news, correspondence and articles on the war. Among the critical weeklies, which regularly discuss war questions, the most incisive are The Nation, New York, and The New Republic, New York. See the brief list in Handbook, $15.

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