Architect and Engineer: 1917, Volumes 51-52

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Page 128 - REVIEW and that the following is, to the best of her knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management, etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption. required by the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 443, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form, to wit: 1.
Page 124 - That during the continuance of the war in which the United States is now engaged the President is authorized, if he finds it necessary for the national defense and security, to direct that such traffic or such shipments of commodities as, in his judgment, may be essential to the national defense and security shall have preference or priority in transportation by any common carrier by railroad, water, or otherwise.
Page 112 - ... it. They do not realize that when they buy a hat, or a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes, or anything which goes through the regular channels of industry — production, distribution and exchange — they pay this tax. Not realizing it, they are indifferent to fire. They think fire does not affect them. The fire loss in the United States and Canada for the last ten years has averaged $230,000,000 a year.
Page 80 - This court has held that the responsibility of an architect does not differ from that of a lawyer or physician. When he possesses the requisite skill and knowledge and in the exercise thereof has used his best judgment, he has done all the law requires.
Page 72 - Giles's ancient limits spread, An enrail'd column rears its lofty head, Here to seven streets seven dials count the day, And from each other catch the circling ray.
Page 43 - No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
Page 113 - All the papers in Continental Europe comment on it, wanting to know how it occurred, who was responsible for it, whether the conditions obtaining in the city where it occurred can be found elsewhere, so that such a fire might be duplicated. But here in America, if we take up the morning paper and do not find reports of two or three $100,000 fires we think it has been a dull evening! We are the most careless people with matches on the face of the earth. In Europe, if you want matches you have to go...
Page 113 - The automatic sprinkler applies the water without the help of human agencies while the fire is still incipient. It will operate in a dense smoke as well as in a clear atmosphere. It will not throw excessive deluges of water in wrong places as the fire departments are continually forced to do. With our window openings protected and our buildings equipped with such extinguishers, the conflagration hazard in mercantile districts will be eliminated. There will then remain for consideration our immense...
Page 85 - Hun (XY) 70, 75, it was held that the term 'etc.,' as used in a contract for the sale of a boat, where the parties agreed to take the boat, 'provided, upon trial, they are satisfied with the soundness of her machinery, boilers, etc.,' meant 'other things,' referring to other material parts of the boat. The expression 'etc...
Page 112 - ... of an individual house, has to be paid for. A burned house or city does not replace itself. Food, clothing and shelter are produced only by human effort, and labor expended in replacing waste is withdrawn from producing more things for the satisfaction of human needs; hence every fire makes every man's struggle for a living harder by compelling him to spend for his neighbor's waste what he might otherwise spend for his own comfort. Our annual waste of $3 per capita means that every man, woman...

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