A stated meeting of the Crystallographic Society was held November 17, 1941, in Room 4–345. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Twenty-six members were present. The proposed Constitution and By-laws were discussed and approved, and the organization of the Society was placed on a formal basis. The following officers were elected for 1941–42: Professor Martin J. Buerger, President; Professor Harry Berman, VicePresident; Dr. Clifford Frondel, Secretary–Treasurer. At the close of the business meeting, Mr. Joseph Lukesh spoke of work carried on jointly by him and M. J. Buerger on “The Tridymite Problem.” The talk was followed by a lively discussion bearing on the geological implications of the unusual thermal behavior reported, and on the mechanism of formation of super-structures based on silica frameworks. The speaker's abstract of his talk follows:

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