New York: 173d Organized Reserve Military Intelligence Group, Office of the Unit Instructor, SS-3 Section, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Other. Rare--very few of these training problem sheets have survived. Single 8 inch by 10.5 inch mimeographed sheet, with text on one side only. This has been folded in half and half again resulting in an approximately 5.25 by 4 inch object when fully folded. This sheet has been fully opened and placed in a clear plastic protective sleeve. On 24 June 1921, the unit was reconstituted as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 173rd Infantry Brigade, and was assigned to the Organized Reserve Corps and the 87th Division. It was reorganized in December 1921, redesignated on 23 March 1925 as the HHC 173rd Brigade, and redesignated as HHC 173rd Infantry Brigade on 24 August 1936. During World War II, the HHC 173rd Infantry Brigade was designated as the 87th Reconnaissance Troop in February 1942 and activated on 15 December 1942. Though the brigade in name did not exist during the war, the redesignation meant that it carried the lineage of the 87th Reconnaissance Troop, and when the brigade was reactivated, it would include the troop's lineage and campaign streamers. The troop entered combat in 1944 and fought in three European campaigns; central Europe, the Rhineland and Ardennes-Alsace operations. After the war, the troop reverted to reserve status and was posted at Birmingham, Alabama from 1947 until 1951. On 1 December 1951, the troop was inactivated and released from its assignment to the 87th Infantry Division.
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Albany, OR: Albany Enterprises, Inc., 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Circular slide rule with separate instruction manual (pamphlet). The diameter of the tool is approximately 8.25 inches. On the one side there a series of circles with figures, including C and F temperature, and abbreviations for the elements. There are two clear plastic arms, one labeled S and the other L. On the reverse side there is a slide with aperture and sections on each side under Element for group/period, atomic number/atomic weight, crystal structure/Transformation temperature, Lattice Parameter A/Atoms per unit cell; Melting Point/Heat of Fusion, Boiling Point/Heat of Vaporization. Specific Heat/Electrical Resistivity, 1st Ionization potential/neutron absorption. Oxidation States/Acid Base Properties, Atomic Radius/Density, Ionic Radius/Molar Volume Covalent Radius, Electron/Structure. There are lists on either side of Symbol Element and conversion factors at the bottom. This is in an appropriately shaped leather pouch. Accompanying this device/rule is an Instruction Manual for At-CULATOR: The Circular rule for interconverting weight and atomic percentages. This was written by Laurance L. Oden, Ph.D. a research chemist. It is 12 pages, counting the covers. It has illustrations. It provides a description of the AT-CULATOR, the Operation of the AT-CULATOR (including interconverting weight and atomic percentages and Circular Slide rule operations (multiplication, division, combined operations, and proportion). It then addresses the Theory of the AT-CULATOR and provides practice problems and solutions. Dr. Oden appears at some point to have joined the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
Honolulu, HI: Aloha Temple, AAONMS, 1916. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Single sheet, printed on one side. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 7 inches, printed on one side, folded in half. Rare surviving copy. There is the Shriners symbol/logo at the top. The text reads: Aloha Temple, A. A. On N.M.S. Oasis of Honolulu requests the pleasure of your company at a Reception and Dance in honour of Imperial Potentate J. Putnam Stevens and Party on Monday, April the third, nineteen hundred and sixteen Moana Hotel eighth thirty P.M. On July 15, 1915, Dr. Frederick R. Smith of Rochester, N. Y., imperial potentate of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, who has ruled for the preceding year, laid down the scepter of authority to J. Putnam Stevens of Portland, Me., who had served as deputy imperial potentate. The J. Putnam Stevens Award is presented by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, Maine. This award, given annually, goes to that person who, in the opinion of the selection committee, has rendered outstanding service to the industry and community in the state of Maine. It is not intended to restrict the award only to agents, but rather to recognize those people, even outside the industry, who have advanced the cause of the life insurance business. J. Putnam Stevens was born in Winthrop, Maine on Nov. 24, 1852. He was one of the pioneers in the life insurance industry. Not only did he exemplify all that is good in life insurance, he also demonstrated how worthwhile a good life insurance agent can be to the community. The state can be proud of this great humanitarian, and anyone receiving the J. Putnam Stevens’ Award gains with it a rich heritage.
Washington DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, 2007. Contemporary Xerox copy. Stapled at upper left corner and binder clip. , 34,  pages. Endnotes. The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Nuclear Weapons Complex Assessment Committee developed the report, and APS served as an adviser to the AAAS committee while the report was being crafted. Many of the panel members are members of APS. The report concluded that the RRW could have some benefits, but there is too much uncertainty about the program, including the lack of a long-term plan for the role of nuclear weapons and a determination of future stockpile needs. “There needs to be a clear statement of U.S. nuclear policy and doctrine in the post-Cold War, post-9/11 world,” said Benn Tannenbaum, project director for the Center for Science Technology and Security at AAAS. That concern was also echoed by House and Senate committees. After the report was released, the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations and Senate Armed Services committees voted to reduce funding for the RRW and placed constraints on how those funds could be spent. The House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee eliminated fiscal year 2008 funding for the RRW, citing some of the points expressed in the AAAS report. To follow up on the RRW issue, the House Armed Services Committee has asked APS and AAAS to examine the role of nuclear weapons in a post-Cold War era more generally.
New York, N.Y. American Association for the United Nations, 1950. Presumed first issueance thus. Bookmark. Format is 5.75 inches by 2 inches. Slight darkening to bookmark. Some wear noted. The front of the bookmark has a prominant illustration of the UN building and text that includes "Let US Salute the United Nations", the date of United Nations week [Oct. 16-24] and United Nations Day [October 24], with statement the "Today's best hope for peace UN plus you" The 'you' is emblazoned on a circle partially overlayed on the image of the United Nations building. There is the statement "Souvenir Bookmark of United Nations Week, United Nations Day, 1950" at the bottom. A statement from President Harry S. Truman appears on the back of the bookmark; it reads: The Strength of the United Nations depends upon the support it receives from the people throughout the world. Also included is an invitation to learn more from the American Association for the United Nations. Bears the logo of the Allied Printing Trades Council New York Union Label and the number 181 at the lower left corner. In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which "shall be devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work.