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the worthy poor children, of Rochester,

New York, therefore, be it

RESOLVED: That the National Dental Association, in annual convention assembled, desires to commend the humanitarian motives which have prompted this most generous gift and heartily extends to Mr. Eastman the grateful appreciation and thanks of the dental profession of America.

THE RESOLUTION was seconded and carried.

HERBERT L. WHEELER, Chairman, New York City, read the report of the Journal Committee.


The Journal Committee desire to submit the following report:

During the year, upon recommendation of the committee, the Trustees have changed the name from The Bulletin to the Journal of the National Dental Association.

We feel that the Journal has made good during the year because of the very important part it has taken in perfecting the organization of the association and the assistance it has been in holding it together, as well as in publishing the reports of its proceedings and scientific activities.

The policy of accepting advertising has been adopted and this has assisted somewhat in helping to bear the burden of expense.

We recommend that its publication be continued along the present lines for the present.

Chairmen :



DR. WOODS moved that the report be received and adopted. Seconded and carried.

DR. BURKHART stated that the President, in his address, referred to the Forsyth Memorial, and he would suggest that if there is not already on record a resolution of appreciation to the Forsyth

brothers, that the Committee to whom the President's address has been referred, prepare a suitable resolution covering both Mr. Eastman and the Forsyth brothers.

DR. BELCHER, of Rochester, New York, offered a resolution in regard to the presentation of a loving cup to the Forsyth brothers, which was referred to the Reference Committee on Reports of Officers.


To the House of Delegates of the National Dental Association:

Whereas, Thru the generosity and wisdom of the Forsyth brothers of Boston, Mass., in founding the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for children the dental profession has received a national uplift and

Whereas, This magnificent gift to the children of Boston and generations unborn place the name of Forsyth as among the country's greatest benefactors and no distinction, honor or gift within our power to bestow on them, can be but a weak expression of our appreciation, therefore,

Resolved, That the House of Delegates of the National Dental Association, in recognition of this unselfish charity present the Messrs. Forsyth, thru Thomas A. Forsyth, the only living brother, a silver loving cup, as the gift of the Dental Profession of America.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to solicit funds from the various state, district and local dental societies and individual members of the profession to this end.

To purchase and present this gift of our appreciation to Mr. Thomas A. Forsyth with suitable ceremonies and a time and place selected by the committee.



DR. LOGAN moved that the House of Delegates adjourn until 2:00 o'clock tomorrow, and that this session be the last session of the House of Delegates. Seconded and carried.

Thereupon, the House of Delegates adjourned.

Second Session - Thursday, September 2, 1915.

The House of Delegates met in Municipal Auditorium at 2:00 P. M. and was called to order by the President.

The Secretary called the roll.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Under reports of Reference Committees, the report of the Reference Com

mittee on Dental Education was called for.

DR. SPINNEY stated that he had been unable to meet with the other members of the committee. However, personally he would individually commend and recommend the adoption of the committee's report on Dental Education.

ON MOTION, which was duly seconded, the report was accepted.

DR. VOLLAND moved that the amendment to Section 1 of the By-Laws, Chapter VII, be adopted.

After some discussion, Dr. Brown moved as an amendment to the amendment that the Treasurer shall be elected by the Board of Trustees.

The amendment was seconded by Dr. Sims and carried unanimously.

The original motion as amended was put and carried.

DR. F. C. FRIESELL read the report of the Reference Committee on Dental Legislation, as follows:

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DR. WEST moved that the report be adopted. Seconded and carried.

DR. BROWN stated that according to the Constitution and By-Laws, the financial affairs of the organization remained in the hands of the Board of Trustees, and therefore, committees could not recommend the appropriation of money. It was specifically stated that the committees on dental education and legislation, as well as other committees, could not expend money or contract any obligations except upon the written approval of the Board of Trustees. Therefore, he

thought it would be in order to reconsider that part of the report.

DR. BURKHART said the Chair would be justified, in order to expedite matters, to declare the action just taken out of order. He suggested that the Secretary read the report of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees with their recommendation, so that the work of the Board of Trustees might be brought before the House of Delegates, particularly as they voted a recommendation with reference to this particular committee and some others.

THE PRESIDENT stated that part of the report which pertains to the appropriation of money was contrary to the Constitution and he would so rule that that portion of it be stricken out.

THE SECRETARY then read from the report of the Board of Trustees in regard to the Dental Educational Council, voting to recommend that $100.00 be appropriated for the use of this Council.

The Chair stated that it was unnecessary to discuss the recommendation in regard to the appropriation at this time.

DR. BUSH JONES, of Texas, read the report of the Reference Committee on legislation, as follows:


We, your committee, appointed to report on the report of the Committee on Dental Legislation, beg leave to report as follows:

1. After a careful investigation we are convinced that the Dental Corps of the Army does not receive the consideration to which their position and services are entitled, and the Dental Profession does not receive proper recognition. Therefore, we recommend that the House of Delegates endorse the bill to increase the efficiency of the Dental Corps of the United States Army as proposed by the Committee and presented to the House of Delegates, and urge that they use all honorable means to secure its passage or the best one possible.

2. We also find that the recent ruling on the Harrison Narcotic Bill of March 1, 1915, imposes reports to be made by members of the Dental Profession that are impossible to make.

We recommend that the House of Delegates pro

test against such ruling and instruct the Committee to use their best efforts to have such ruling changed so the dentists will be exempt under Section 2, Paragraph A, of the law.

We further recommend that the Board of Trustees be empowered to provide funds sufficient for said work.

Respectfully submitted,

J. A. DALE, Tennessee,


DR. PRICE moved that the report be received and adopted. Seconded and carried.

WALLACE WOOD read the report of the Reference Committee on Reports of Officers, as follows:


To the President, Officers and Members of the House of Delegates, of the National Dental Association:

Your committee on the President's address respectfully beg to report as follows:

First: Your committee wishes to heartily commend the able and painstaking manner in which he has so carefully and concisely presented his address, bristling with facts covering the entire field of the past year's work, without tiring or burdening his audience with voluminous statistics or rhetorical superfluity, confining himself briefly to facts and the necessary recommendations.

It would have been a pleasure for your committee to give more thought and study to this masterpiece of oratory to enable us to more adequately eulogize its deserving qualities, but unfortunately, as the time allotted to your committee for the consideration of this masterly address is so short and the inability of your chairman to meet and properly confer with the rest of the committee, and desiring to profit by the example of briefness so skillfully suggested by our worthy President, we recommendations as set will only consider the forth, and confine ourselves to their discussion.

The Roll Call.

To the list of those who have passed to the Great Beyond we regret to add the name of the great and beloved Doctor G. V. Black, one of the great apostles of dentistry, whose life work was devoted to our cause, and we would respectfully recommend that a special committee be appointed to draft a set of suitable resolutions to be inserted and spread upon the minutes of this organization and such other action as may be deemed expedient and befitting not only to him, but also to those who have departed from amongst our midst, and

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Your committee respectfully recommends that the relief fund be continued and that the House of Delegates thoroly debate the subject in an earnest endeavor to continue same.

Oral Hygiene and Public Service Commission. Your committee respectfully recommends that the by-laws be amended to provide for an oral hygiene committee, permanent in character, to consist of five members to whom all matters pertaining to oral hygiene or public service shall be referred, and it shall be their duty to advance and promote oral hygiene and public service wherever possible, and to co-operate with all co-ordinate bodies for this purpose.

The Dental Cross.

Concurring with our President, your committee would respectfully recommend that a committee of three be appointed to design an official badge consisting of a cross, lilac in color, to be adopted and put in effect at this session.

Our Advancement.

It is with great pleasure and satisfaction tha your committee can concur with our President in what he has said in regard to our advancement and progress, fully believing that the achievements of the dental profession during the past year, both in scientific research and public enlightenment, is far greater than in any previous


The Forsyth Dental Infirmary.

Notable among the many events of extreme interest to our profession was the endowment and opening of the Forsyth Dental Infirmary at Boston. Massachusetts, and your committee respectfully recommends that the National Association appoint

a committee of five to draft a suitable resolution to be inscribed upon a bronze tablet commemorating with suitable honor and dignity, this great and worthy event.

The George Eastman Dental Infirmary. Your committee would also respectfully recommend that the same committee be empowered to do likewise for the great George Eastman free dental dispensary for the poor of Rochester, New York, and that a suitable resolution be indicted on a bronze tablet and be presented to them, for this is really the fruit from the seed planted by our association meeting in that city last year.

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DR. BERGSON reported for the Refererence Committee on Miscellaneous Business, that as a member of the committee he favored Louisville, Kentucky, as the place for holding the next meeting of the National Dental Association. He was not the chairman of this committee, but this was his individual report.

DR. BURKHART moved that when we adjourn, it be to meet in Louisville, Kentucky, for the 1916 session.

Seconded and carried.

As to the time of meeting, Dr. Logan moved that it be left to the Board of Trustees.

Seconded and carried.

THE SECRETARY read the report of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees, with its recommendations.

REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES. To the members of the House of Delegates of the National Dental Association, the Trustees to make the following recommendations and nominations:

The members of the Judicial Council were nominated as follows: J. R. Callahan, Cincinnati, Ohio; K. Ottolengui, New York City; Victor S. Jones, Bethlehem, Pa.; T. L. Grisamore, Chicago, Illinois; and Wm. F. Sharp, San Francisco, California.

Dr. Fred W. Gethro, Chicago, of the Dentai Educational Committee was nominated for re

appointment to serve five years.

On the Dental Legislative Committee, Dr. Charles R. E. Koch, Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for re-appointment for five years.

On the Committee of Transportation and Place of Session, the following were nominated as members of this Committee: D. C. Bacon, Chicago, Illinois; Max M. Eble, Louisville, Ky.; Roscoe A. Day, Oakland, Cal.; Howard Seip, Allentown, Pa.; and Joseph D. Eby, Atlanta, Ga.

On the Research Commission, it was moved that the action of the Board of Trustees be confirmed in recommending that Dr. Carl D. Lucas, Indianapolis, Indiana, succeed the late Dr. George E. Hunt, and that Dr. Arthur D. Black, Chicago, Illinois, succeed the late Dr. G. V. Black. The rest of the Committee to serve for five years are Frank O. Hetrick, Ottawa, Kansas; Marcus L. Ward, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Frank L. Platt, San Francisco, California; Norman I. Broomell, Philadelphia, Pa., and R. H. Volland, Iowa City, Iowa. IT WAS VOTED that the Journal Committee consist of W. H. G. Logan, Otto U. King, and Herbert L. Wheeler.

VOTED to recommend the continuation of the Committee on Oral and Dental Hygiene, this Committee to consist of Charles H. Oakman, Detroit, Mich.; L. D. Mitchell, Oklahoma City; B. S. Hurt, Rochester, N. Y.; H. F. Hoffman, Denver, Colorado, and J. D. Patterson, Kansas City.

IT WAS MOVED to recommend that the Committee on Dental Museum be continued, and the Committee consist of the following members: G. W. Boynton, Chairman, Washington, D. C.; Thomas L. Rust, Vice-Chairman, Washington, D. C.; C. A. Hawley, Secretary, Washington, D. C.; Chester B. Reed, Topeka, Kansas; William 0. Hulick, Cincinnati, Ohio; Henry W. Morgan, Nashville, Tenn.; C. V. Vignes, New Orleans, La., and Thomas E. Purcell, Kansas City, Missouri. Sesonded and carried.

VOTED to recommend that the Representatives

on Educational Council of America be re-appointed as the Committee now stands.

VOTED that one hundred dollars be appropriated for the use of this Council.

VOTED to recommend that the Committees on Public Health, Pharmacoepial and Law be discontinued.

VOTED that Dr. Arthur R. Melendy, of Knoxville, Tennessee, be re-elected as Treasurer.

OTTO U. KING, Gen'l Sec'y.

DR. FOWLER moved that the report be accepted and adopted.

Seconded by Dr. Wood.

DR. FRIESELL called attention to the appropriation of only $100.00 for the Dental Educational Council. He thought it should be $200.00 as recommended by the committee, and therefore, moved as an amendment to the report that the Board of Trustees be asked to appropriate $200.00 for this purpose.

The amendment was seconded, accepted and the original motion as amended was put and carried.

The next thing in order was the election of officers.


nominated Dr. Thomas P. Hinman, of Atlanta, Georgia, for President, and Dr. Homer C. Brown, seconded the nomination.

DR. WOOD moved that nominations be closed, and that the Secretary be instructed to cast a unanimous affirmative vote for Dr. Hinman as President.

Seconded and carried.

THE SECRETARY did as instructed, and Dr. Hinman was declared duly elected President.

There were cries of "Speech, speech." DR. HINMAN said: "Brothers and friends: I can truly say that this is the proudest moment of my life, with the exception of one, and that was when I married the sweetest girl in the world. I am not unmindful of the honor that has been placed upon my shoulders, nor the responsibility that will accrue from it.

What I ask of you is your hearty co-operation in this, the crucial year of our association. We have had practically no meeting this year, and necessarily things will have to be, to a certain extent, reorganized for our 1916 meeting. You have elected a Southern man and you are going to meet in a Southern town. We will try to take care of you from every possible standpoint. It is a peculiar gratification to me to be elected in this manner. I am not a man who seeks office, and, coming in such a de lightful way, makes it much more pleas ant. I wish every one of you a pleasant and safe journey home, and I assure you that in Louisville in 1916 you will receive one of the heartiest welcomes, and we will try and have for you one of the best meetings ever held by dentists. I thank you. (Applause).

The following officers were nominated and declared duly elected:

First Vice-President, Dr. H. B. Tileston, Louisville, Ky.

Second Vice-President, Dr. Arthur M. Flood, San Francisco, Cal.

Third Vice-President, Dr. Wm. A. Giffen, Detroit, Mich.

General Secretary, Dr. Otto U. King. Huntington, Ind.

Treasurer, Dr. Arthur R. Melendy, Knoxville, Tenn.

Members of the Board of Trustees, Dr. C. L. White, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dr. Thomas B. Hartzell, Minneapolis, Minn.; Dr. Geo. T. Williams, Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Burkhart offered the following: RESOLVED, That this House of Delegates, representing the National Dental Association, do, by rising vote, extend their thanks to the retiring President for the splendid administration of affairs which we have had during the past year, and for the delightful, urbane and splendid manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of this body. Seconded and carried.

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