The Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America was called to order in the Auditorium of Agricultural Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, at 9.05 a. m., by President Lawson. Brief introductory remarks were made by the chairman, who called attention to the accommodations for caring for the different affiliated and associated societies meeting at the same time, and to the method of handling the principal program.
Doctor Birge, President emeritus of the University of Wisconsin, representing President Frank, made the following address of welcome:
In the necessary absence of President Frank, I have the duty and the pleasure of welcoming you to the University of Wisconsin. I need not make many words in welcoming the societies which have assembled here in council. We are honored by your presence, by receiving as our guests societies . . .