which, he says, he would be willing to accept. He thinks however that his salary should be increased and my impression at present is that the request ought to be granted. It is very difficult to get the right man to fill such positions at present; Hashmann's services during the past two years impress me as having been unusually good for an inexperienced man and they could be of especial value to me because of his knowledge of local conditions. I think, moreover, that he would do very good research work if relieved of some of his onerous teaching duties.
I wish to ask your advice regarding the advisability of bringing my present laboratory technician, Warnick by name, with me. He has been in this department ever since I came to Cleveland and has become invaluable in many ways. I have trained him to take practically entire charge of the preparation of material and apparatus for all the teaching work, he is an expert operator and being a carpenter by trade is a very efficient general mechanic. It would undoubtedly greatly lessen my burden if I had him with me and so allow me to continue my own research and get other persons interested in such work which I consider of the greatest importance to do. We are paying this man $1200.00 a year at present and would have to offer him somewhat more to start with as well as a definite promise up to $1500.00 if he proves satisfactory. This I may say is about what similar men in many other laboratories are getting. Warnick might not accept the position because he owns a home in Cleveland and his wife might not agree to try her future in a new place. He is a true American, Slovak by nationality I believe. He