Notice has just been released from Washington of the organizational meeting of The Committee on Geophysical Sciences of The Joint Research and Development Board (Army and Navy) and of the appointment of Dr. Roland F. Beers, Dallas, Texas, as Chairman of the Committee. The objective of The Joint Research and Development Board is to coordinate all research and development activities of joint interest to the War and Navy Departments in order that they will establish and carry out a strong, unified, integrated and complete research and development program in the field of national defense. The Board will not attempt to control the administration of research and development activities, but will leave such administration to agencies within the War and Navy Departments charged with such responsibilities by law or intra-departmental directive. The JRDB operates within its jurisdiction as an agency of the Secretaries of War and the Navy.

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