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There appears to be fairly widespread support in the Society for the proposal to have prospective officers and members of the Council announce the "platform" on which they stand for election. In the following article, Professor Chapman, who has just completed four years of service as president of the Society, gives his views of the dangers of such a proposal and the false premises upon which it is based. Irrespective of the individual's personal views on this subject he should read Professor Chapman's article. The future of the Society, like that of any other democratic institution, is conditioned by the interest and knowledge of the electorate.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Yale School of Forestry

Publication date: March 1, 1938

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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