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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1205 The Secretary then presented Dr. Robbins, and there follows discussion as to the function of the Committee, and the desire of the Board that its report be available for consideration in connection with the centennial ceremonies. Dr. Robbins stated that his committee would do its best to present a program that would be acceptable for the future of the Institution, and announced that the first meeting of this Committee was scheduled for January 30 next, at the Institution. Dr. Robbins then withdrew. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING. The Secretary stated that the minutes of the last annual meeting held January 12, 1945 had been duly circulated among the members of the Board. On motion the Minutes were approved. CHANGES IN THE BOARD OF REGENTS. During the year the following changes occurred in the personnel of the Board of Regents: January 20, 1945 Vice President Truman succeeded Vice President Wallace, and thus became ex officio member of the Board of Regents. On April 12, 1945, Vice President Truman succeeded to the Presidency, resulting in a vacancy in the office of Vice President. In accordance with precedent, the President Pro Temper of the Senate, Honorable Kenneth McKellar, has been invited to act as a Regent in the vacancy in the office of Vice President. On March 1, 1945, Senators Wallace H. White, Jr., of Maine, and Walter F. George, of Georgia, were appointed Regents to succeed the late Senator Charles L. McNary and former Senator Bennett Champ Clark, respectively. A.W.