The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a till in which provision is made for the establishment of industrial schools in cities and towns through local boards of trustees. If such schools are maintained with the approval of the Commission on Industrial Education as to location, courses and methods of instruction, they are entitled to State aid. The most important part of the bill is the section which authorizes a resident of any city or town in the Commonwealth to attend an industrial school located in any other city or town and to have his tuition paid by the city or town of his residence, thus giving to the residents of the smaller towns the advantages of industrial education free of tuition charge.

As Congress failed to provide for the continuance of the Inland Water-ways Commission, President Roosevelt has requested those designated last year, with the exception of General Alexander Mackenzie, chief of engineers, War Department, who has retired, to continue their services on the said commission, and has also requested Senator Allison, Representative Ransdell, and Professor Swain of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to serve as members. As soon as a selection for the chief of engineers for the War Department has been made he will also be designated a member of the commission in place of General Mackenzie.

At the International Good Roads Congress, to be held at Paris the week beginning Oct. 11, the United States will be officially represented by Logan W. Page, director of the office of public roads of the United States Department of Agriculture, Col. Charles S. Bromwell of the United States Corps of En gineers, now serving as superintendent of buildings and grounds of the District of Columbia, and Cliton Richardson of New York, chemist and authority on bituminous road building materials.

June 20, 1908

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