In connection with this particular item, this morning I could not help but hear over the C.B.C. news that Dr. Cyril James of McGill University made an announcement. I am sorry that I did not have facilities at the moment to take down exactly what the announcement said, but as I recall, it was to the effect that Dr. Cyril James announced that at a meeting recently held the
various heads of universities had discussed this question of training engineers and technicians. As a result of this conference the heads of the various universities estimated that the number of engineers and scientists being turned out by all the universities and technical schools in the United States and in the free world put together were just about equal to one-half of the scientists and engineers being trained in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
As I recall the bulletin, Dr. James apparently said that a further meeting would be held later in the year to discuss this question of training engineers and scientists.