The first session of the Society was called to order at 10 o’clock a. m., Tuesday, August 3, in the auditorium of Bacon Hall, University of California, by C. F. Tolman, Jr., Chairman of the Cordilleran Section, in the absence of President Arthur P. Coleman. Seventy-five members and visitors were present. After announcements in regard to proposed excursions, the dinner, and the official program, the Chairman declared the reading of papers to be the regular order.
It was proposed to take up the papers in the order given in the printed program; those under Topic A, “Erosion and Deposition in Arid Climates,” at the first session, held at the University of California, August 3; those under Topic B, “Petrologic Problems of the Pacific Area,” at Stanford University, August 4; and those under Topic C, “Diastrophism of the Pacific Coast,” at the University of California, August . . .