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right to send students into foreign universities to study science, unless such students
have satisfied the council they are worthy citizens and can be trusted with the
knowledge. (4) Prevent scientific literature from other nations from going into
either of the countries which might reveal new developments to them they could
use in preparing for war.
This period of control should last for at least 20 years or for such length of time
as is required to develop in these nations a generation of responsible citizens that have
not been schooled to believe they should rule the world. During this same period, the
scientists of Nazi and Bushido training will either have lost their influence or will
have passed out of the picture.
This period of close control is needed by the United States more than by some
of the other Allied Nations for protection, as due to our shortsighted draft policy, we
have so decimated the rank of our scientific men, both present and future, that we
shall be years training men to place us on an equal level with those other nations that
have not had this policy. We are in a weak position and growing weaker and until we
again are strong we cannot afford to be lulled into a false sense of security by the
token surrender and reform of the enemy, and have them strike again when we are
in no position to defend ourselves. Control of their sciences would prevent prepara-
tion for war, and harsh as this measure is, WE MUST LET THEIR PUNISHMENT
FIT THEIR CRIME. M. O. BARR.
MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Adapted from remarks on M. L. Crossley's "Defining the Chemist",
in THE VORTEX, Oct. '44
In April, 1944, the A. C. S. re-
ceived its latest definition of a
chemist. This time the idea of an
interneship was incorporated
similar to an interneship in medi-
cine. The definition provided
four different ways for qualify-
ing as a chemist (C&E NEWS,
April 25, '44, page 613).
Dr. Crossley points out that this
definition, like its precursor in
1936, was accepted without ade-
quate consideration. He recom-
mends the adoption of the follow-
ing definition: "The chemist is a
person qualified to ascertain the
facts of chemistry and to inter-
pret them with usefulness and
Dr. Crossley proposes the fol-
lowing considerations for use in
determining whether a chemist is
(1) Education: Certification
by a college of high standing that
the person has completed satisfac-
torily the requirements for a
bachelor's degree, the courses lead-
ing to which shall have included
not less than 40 % of studies in the
humanities and 60(% of chemistry
and related sciences. In addition,
one year of post-graduate study,
not less than 75% of which is
chemistry or chemical engineer-
ing. This educational require-
ment may be waived where ac-
complishment in the profession
proves a person to have its equiva-
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