CHARLES H. HERTY : Native Son of Georgia Will Welcome the American Ceramic Society

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<ul><li><p>50 ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY </p><p>CHARLES H. HERTY </p><p>Native Son of Georgia Will Welcome the American Ceramic Society , </p><p>Dr. Herty is proud of his Georgia birth, H e wants the ceramists t o be in Atlanta next February for he believes in Georgia. But the Georgians are as proud of their Charley Herty as he is of them, so proud in fact t ha t they secured him to put into words the welcome which every Georgian has in his heart for us. This is a rare compliment to the members of this SOCIETY for there is no scientist who has accomplished more and merits more and has won the admiration and affection of a wider range of people than Dr. Herty. </p><p>Charles Herty was born at Milledgeville, Georgia, educated in the schools of his home city and was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1886. H e obtained his doctors degree from Johns Hopkins in 1890 and studied at German universities. He became a member of the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1891, and remained there for eleven years. As adjunct professor of chemistry, he came in contact with thousands of students who held him in high esteem, not only as a teacher but as a man. Himself a football and baseball player, he always took an active interest in all branches of athletics. When the University of Georgia erected a modern athletic plant, it was given the name it bears today, Herty Field. </p><p>In the early days he was in the pottery business making those clay cups in which turpentine is collected. He took over this pottery to show and he did show tha t they could be made at a non-prohibitive cost. </p><p>Affiliating himself with the Bureau of Forestry of the United States Department of Agriculture, he did work of great value to the naval stores industry, particularly in devising improved methods of collecting and handling turpentine. He again donned academic robes in 1905 and was Professor of Chemistry in the University of North Carolina until 1916. From that date until 1921 he was Editor of the Journal of In- dustrial Engineering Chemistry, the official organ of the American Chemical Society, and in that capacity was spokesman for the fifteen thousand chemists of the country. </p><p>In the summer of 1919, when arrangements were being made for the distribution of re- parations dyes from Germany, Dr. Herty was sent abroad as the personal representa- tive of President Wilson, t o secure for Ameri- can consumers those dyes not made in this country. Dr. Herty found that not all of the dyes needed by American consumers were available from reparations stocks and there- </p><p>CHARLES H. HERTY </p><p>upon concluded an agreement direct with the German Cartel for the delivery of blocks of these dyes under the so-called Herty Option. Delivery of these dyes was delayed by unforeseen factors, including flood con- </p></li><li><p>ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY 51 </p><p>ditions on the Rhine and strikes at the docks a t Rotterdam, but during the years 1920- 21 large supplies were made available from this source at reasonable prices through the Textile Alliance, Inc. To him more than to any other man is due the happy position in which America finds herself today, in the production of dye stuffs and second as a consumer of dye stuffs. </p><p>Dr. Herty's untiring effort and steadfast interest have constantly played an important part in the establishment of an organic chemical industry in this country since the acute shortage of dyes soon after the outbreak of the war first brought this matter vividly to the fore. As president of the American Chemical Society in 1915 and 1916, Dr. Herty with characteristic vision urged the necessity of American economic independence in all branches of chemistry. H e earnestly advocated the levying of adequate import duties as a stimulus to the investment of capital, and was one of the staunchest supporters of the Hill Bill before the Democratic Congress in 1916. He is at present a director of t he American Chemical Society and President of the Chemical Warfare Association, as well as a member and leading spirit in numerous other technical organizations. </p><p>THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY DOWN IN DIXIE (February 8-13) </p><p>Seven Meetings in One-An Exhibit of Ceramic Science, Technology and Art and a Royal Welcome and </p><p>Entertainment BY A. V. HENRY </p><p>Again the 'call has gone forth for the membership of the AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY to meet, and this year the state of Georgia and the South as a whole will act as hosts. </p><p>What is going to be doing down in Georgia? Well, enough has leaked out t o give us an idea. Back in the days of 1918 many of us were accustomed to say that all roads lead t o Paris. Toward the end of the first week of next February, all roads will lead to Atlanta. Hotel Biltmore has been selected as headquarters and the selection was well made since it assures us comfort and service. Ladies Needless to say, all the visiting Invited ladies will be with us on all occa- sions that they desire. During the week special entertainmenl will be provided for them so that there will not be an uninteresting moment for them. The ladies must come. </p><p>This year a special effort is given to Exhibits exhibits. Excellent arrangements have been provided for these and the reservations of space DR. M. L. BRITTAIN. PERSI- already made indicate that a large number of ceramic DENT, GEORGIA SCHOOL OF industries will be represented. We have long'since T E C H N O L O G Y , ATLANTA. learned to blelieve what we see, therefore varied, CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE COM- well-placed artd decorated displays may be expected. MITTEE. </p></li><li><p>52 ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY </p><p>Monday Registration, renewal of acquaintance, looking over the city and general </p><p>The Divisions will each hold their Tuesday sessions for reading and discussing papers in the forenoon and afternoon. Tuesday evening, after the sessions, we shall be in the hands of the Atlanta Womens Club. The club prides itself on doing things and has arranged a great evening compli- mentary to our membership. This will end in a supper-dance, given in Southern style. Many of the popular girls of Atlanta will be there, so lets loosen up, practice up and be ready. </p><p>sessions will take up the first day, Monday, February 8. </p><p>The Divisions will hold separate Wednesday Wednesday sessions as on Tuesday. </p><p>night, the Annual banquet will he held at the Bilt- 1. T. ANDERSON. PREsI- more. We expect this to be the best yet. The states </p><p>DEZT, M A C O N CliAYHER OF mostprominent men COJlhlEKCE. MEMBER, EXECU- have agreed to give TIVE COMMITTEE. short talks of the </p><p>typical after-dinner variety. As might be expected we shall again take to the floor to end the night. Thursday In the forenoon we are to have a joint </p><p>session devoted exclusively to reading papers on ceramic science. At noon, the business sessions will close. </p><p>After a huffet lunch a t the hotel Thursday, the SOCIETY will go by auto to Stone Mountain as the guests of the Convention Bureau and Secretaries Club of Atlanta. All of us have heard of this, the greatest single granite rock in the world, that is being used as a back-ground for the mammoth Confederate </p><p>M e m o r ia 1. T h e sculptor, Augustus Lukeman, will he on hand to explain the details of the J. M. MAILORY. GENERAL Memorial t o the INDCSTHIAL AGENT, CEKTRAI. membership. The OF GEORGIA RY. Co. MEM- tr ip to Georgia BER, INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE. would be well worth while if for no other purpose than to see Stone Mountain. </p><p>At 3 oclock on the afternoon of the same day, a special train, designated Embark for </p><p>as the Ceramic Special, will take Macon </p><p>the party to Macon. Macon is one of the pretty cities of the South and is still able to boast of many of the Colonial homes of the old days. I t is in the heart of the sedimentary kaolin belt of the State </p><p>Thursday evening, the members of the SOCIETY will be guests of the Macon Chamber </p><p>DR. R. E. EVANS. VICE- PRESIDENT GEORGIA WHITE Co., GORDON, GA. MEMBER, EXI.:CtJTI\.E COMYITTEE. </p><p>and is quite active in ceramic industries. </p><p>of Commerce at a dinner-dance. </p></li><li><p>ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY 53 </p><p>After a few hours of sleep, we shall again board the Ce_ramic Special for Wilkinson County, arriving in McIntyre at 9: l j A.hf. Friday. Friday </p><p>Here we shall visit the clay washing plant and mines of the Akron Pigment Company, which represents a new departure in clay refining. Nearby is the washing plant of Edgar Bros. Company, the largest of the operations of Georgia. A trip through this will be a revelation to the members of the SOCIETY. Immediately aftcr the inspection, the party will be taken via the Companys tram road to their kaolin pit, commonly called the Klondyke Mine. </p><p>About noon the party will leave McIntyre on the Ceramic Special and proceed to Wriley where a stop will be made to permit an inspection of the Bauxite Drying Plant of the Republic Mining Co. Then we shall ccntinue on to Gordon and there, in a pine grove, an old-fashioned barbecue will await us. If one has never partaken of a Georgia barbecue, one has never truly lived and the clay enthusiasts of Gordon and vicinity, which is to say the whole of DR.A.V. HENRY. DIRECT-; Wilkinson County, are determined that no one will O R CERAMICS DEPARTMENT, miss anything. GEORGIA SCHOOL OF TECH- </p><p>The remainder of the afternoon will be largely NOLOW. CEiAIRMAN, Ex- devoted to an inspection of the Georgia White Brick HIHIT CO.\LMlTTEE A N D AS- Company which a t the present time is the last word in brick works. This Company is using a combination of raw materials evolved by our friend R. T. Stull in the manufacture of porcelain </p><p>face brick. While much has been written of the Georgia White Brick Company, it cannot be appreciated unless seen. Gordon is also the home of the Gordon Kaolin Company and Savannah Kaolin Company. We will be more than wel- comed here by F. H. Opper, president of these Companies, both of which will be open to our membership. Many, too, will want to go through the Pynetree Paper Company. Here heavy paper and pulp are produced on a large scale from second growth pine. </p><p>For those interested in refractories, side trips from Gordon will be arranged permitting an in- spection of the plant of Stevens, Inc. at Stevens Pottery. Those members who make this excursion will leave the special at Gordon as it passes through enroute to McIntyre. Automobiles will be waiting to take the party to Stevens, Inc. </p><p>SISTA!CT TO I ) R . BXITTAIX. </p><p>- . . and later will return them to Gordon for the </p><p>Friday evening will again find us in Macon </p><p>B. MIFFLIN HOOD. MIFFLIN HOOD BRICK Cb., ATLANTA, GA. and again we shall be guests of the city, this time a t a theatre party. </p><p>On Saturday morning, trips have been arranged through the representa- tive clay working industries of the city and vicinity. These will include Satutday </p></li><li><p>TriE BUSINESS 1)ISTRICT OF MACON, GA. </p><p>COLUMBIA MINE, GORDON KAOLIN COMPANY, GORDON, GA. </p></li><li><p>AIRPLANE VIEW OF ATLANTAS BUSINESS DISTRICT </p><p>A.IRPLANE VIEW. GEORGE KAOLIN Co., DRY BRANCH, GA. </p></li><li><p>56 ACTIVITIES OF T H E SOCIETY </p><p>the Georgia Kaolin Company and American Clay Company, both of Dry Branch, the Cherokee Brick Company and the Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company. The Dry Branch kaolins are so well known that all will want to see how they are mined and </p><p>THE ATLAKTA-BILTMOKE HOTEL, ATLANT.\'S ~6,000,000 H O T E L , WHERE TIIIi ASSCAI. M E E T I N G OF T H E AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY WILL, </p><p>I3E t I E L D , FEB. 8-13, 1926. </p><p>washed. The Cherokee Brick Company is one of the largest and most modern of its kind in the South, and makes use of a number of innovations that will prove highly instructive. The Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company is an old established producer of sewer pipe and constitutes one of the progressive industries of t h e city. </p><p>CHEROKEE BRICK PI..iNT, W H I C H , WITH THE BIBB BRICK PLANT, FORMS THE STAXDARD BKICK A N D TILE COMPANY. </p><p>After the morning's tour of inspection, the party will be taken on an auto trip through Macon. Since Macon represents both the old and the new South, all can look forward </p></li><li><p>ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY 5 7 </p><p>with pleasure to this trip. As a suitable ending, we shall all gather a t the Idle Hour Country Club for luncheon. Once more the Chamber of Commerce of Macon will be our hosts. </p><p>GEORGIA WHITE BRICK COMPANY, GORDON, GA. </p><p>Here the organized entertainment ends. However, there is so much to see, not only in Georgia but in Florida and other nearby states, that , it is hoped, every member will extend his timc to include sonie of the other sections. I f this is done, good-will and hospitality will be met everywhere throughout the Greater South. </p><p>NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED FROM NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 15 </p><p>PARSON.\L Charles H. Burchenal, Cambridge Tile Mfg. Co., Covington, Ky. F. S. Davidson, 1301 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. (Enameler, National Enameling </p><p>Lawrence V. Dippell, 4702 lenn St., Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. (Ceramic Engineer, </p><p>Louis M. Fuller, Westfield, Mass. (President, American Abrasive Co.) La Verne N. Gill, Ceramic Student, Iowa State College, Aines, Iowa. Kozo Kawai, Kyushu Fire Brick Co., Inbe, Wakegun, Okayainaken, Japan. Henry Peter Kirnbell, Student, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Can. </p><p>and Stamping Co.) </p><p>Abrasive Co., Philadelphia, Pa.) </p><p>ILIr. Burchenal assumes the membership formerly held by Wm. S. Berger, presi- </p><p>* A h . Kawai resigned in 1925 and joined the Society as a new member in December, dent of the Cambridge Tile Mfg. Co. </p><p>1925. </p></li><li><p>58 ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY </p><p>J. J. Kitaygorodsky, Technical Director of Prodosilicat, Miasnitzkaia 8, Moscow, Russia. Paul E. Kiwgillo, Director, Syndicate Prodosilicat, Miasnitzkaia 8, Moscow, Russia. Chester Edward Lampe, 146 Dunham Place, Woodbridge, N.J. Asst. Ceramic Chemist, </p><p>Federal Terra Cotta Company. Marsden Laws Marshall, Daisy, Tenn. Asst. Plant Manager, B. Mifflin Hood Brick </p><p>Co., Atlanta, Ga. Samuel Matthews, Student, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Can. Lev. A. Mekier, 1086 Broad St., Newark, N.J. Consulting Engineer. C. A. Miketta, Celite Co., Van Nuys Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. Howard a. Oberly, 2405 Harrison St., Wilmington, Del. Vice President and Treasurer, Peter S. Philosophoff, Professor of Ceramics, Technical High School of Moscow, 16 </p><p>J. Donald Pearson, Student, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. Karl E. Peiler, Chief Engineer, Hartford-Empire China Co., Hartford, Conn. Myron E. Reynolds, 2044 S. American, Stockton, Calif., Ceramic engineer, Stockton </p><p>Ray A. Snyder, Student, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio. George H. Spencer-Strong, Student, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio. A. M. Strusholm, 256 Rordentown Ave., South Amboy, N.J. Ceramist, South Amboy </p><p>Trymbak Waman Talwalkar, Student, Univ. of Ill., Urbana, Ill. Edward D. Turnbull, Chemical Engineer, U S . Gypsum Co., New Brighton, Staten </p><p>Island, N.Y. Bertram Lu Watkin, 218 Boyles Ave., New Castle, Pa. Foreman, modeling and molding </p><p>department, Universal Sanitary Mfg. Co. Paul G. Willetts, Refractory Engineer, Hartford-Empire Co., Hartford, Conn. W. C. Woodall, Iiidustrial Index,...</p></li></ul>