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A technical meeting was held on October 26, 1955 by the Society at Arlington State College in Arlington, Texas, under the aus-pices of the SOUTHWESTERN Region. Robert L. Lichten, Chief Experimental Project Engineer, Bell Aircraft Corp., repeated his paper given at the recent West Coast Forum, entitled "Performance Requirements for Transport Rotorcraft."

On November 1st a joint meeting of the MID-EASTERN region of the Society and the PHILADELPHIA section of the ASME was held in the Drexel Institute of Technology, preceded by a dinner at the Lido Cocktail Lounge in Philadelphia. Subject of this meeting was "Vertical Lift Aircraft" and the guest speaker was Kenneth B. Gilmore, Chief Design Engineer, Piasecki Helicopter Corp. 

Also on November 1st, Edward F. Katzenberger, Chief of General Design at Sikorsky Aircraft spoke to the HAMPTON ROADS section on the subject of "Progress and Problems in Helicopter Transport Design." This meeting was held at the Fort Monroe Officers Club, Fort Monroe, Va. 



In printing the annual ROSTER of the Society, it has been brought to the attention of the home office that the list of regional officers of the Society on page 6 is in error, in that officers of the Fort Eustis section were listed as being regional officers in the Southeastern region. 

We should have stated as follows: Southeastern Regional Vice President- Major General Frank A. Heileman, USA (Ret.), regional Secretary-Treasurer- Miss Marie Sayman. The officers of the Fort Eustis section are as follows: Chairman- Richard C. Dingledein, Treasurer- Raymond L. Chaney, Corresponding Secretary- William B. Tinsley. 

The home office has received letters from members stating that they cannot understand why their names were not included in this year's ROSTER. Unfortunately, since this was our first edition, we had nothing to fall back on outside of a constantly changing membership list, and for this reason we elected to send out ROSTER cards to each member. We asked that the membership return these cards to us by July 31st, including the necessary information for the ROSTER. Due to the press of other business, certain members were not able to accomplish this in time and since we did not feel that we had sufficiently current information on them, we did not include their names in this year's ROSTER. 



Your editor regrets that due to a time-log-jam in the home office this past month, due to the activities surrounding the Western Forum, it will be necessary to omit the OCTOBER issue as such. For this reason we are combining the OCTOBER issue with that of NOVEMBER. We are making this announcement to avoid confusion for those who may keep a file of the issues of the Newsletter. 


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