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32Yearbook of the AssociationVol. 8 which was published in the Journal of Geology, Vol. 26, p.p. 701-727, November 1918. At that time, he proposed greater emphasis upon the economic aspects of the League of Nations, the removal of artificial barriers to world trade, and the extension of the freedom of the seas by free "world-ways" across the continents. In addition to Chamberlin's views, any international organization similar to the League should give due consideration to the importance of regionalism, and recognize that the oceans are larger and more important than the continents as natural regions. Regions of the first order should include the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean regions, and possibly the Indian Ocean. Regions of the second order would include the Baltic countries, the Danubian nations, Northwestern Europe, and other federations which have common bases of culture and economic interest. Three necessary instruments for carrying out this plan of commonwealth involve the use of a world police force of ships and planes, support of a World Court by the United States, and an international Economic Council composed of experts. Furthermore , international control of raw materials, and of the medium of exchange, and an auxiliary international language, will be required. Full use of the League of Nations organization, personnel and racords would be advisable. Thursday Evening, June 18: Annual dinner, Newhouse Hotel, Salt Lake City. Address of the retiring President, Forrest Shreve: "Vegetation of Northern Mexico." Published in abstract form in this issue of the Yearbook. ALBERT L. SEEMAN The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers regrets the loss of one of its members, Dr. Albert L. Seeman, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. Dr. Seeman received a captaincy late in 1 942, and was lost on board the airplane crash in Dutch Guiana on January 21, 1943. He graduated from Morningside College in 1921, was granted the M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1924, and the doctorate from the University of Washington in 1930. He was appointed to the staff of the University in 1928. He had recently published a text entitled Physical Geography, and had contributed a number of articles to Economic Geography; including "Cranberry Industry of the Pacific Coast," "Communities in the Salt Lake Basin," "Regions and Resources of Alaska," "Seattle as a Port City," "The Development of Reindeer Activities in Alaska," and "Economic Adjustments on the Olympic Peninsula." N. F. GORDON DAVIS As this Yearbook goes to press, word comes of the sudden death of Dr. N. F. Gordon Davis, of Department of Geology of the University of British Columbia, where he has been in charge of the geography work for that institution. Dr. Davis has been an active and enthusiastic member of the Association for several years, and his influence will be missed. He was a contributor to The Pacific Northwest, edited by Freeman and Martin. ...

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ISSN
1551-3211
Print ISSN
0066-9628
Pages
p. 32
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-01
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No
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