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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 3 (June 1, 1937)


own. For this reason, his, students here worked under him with loyalty and affection, knowing that their interests were safe in his hands. For this reason, too, he has friends among the scientific workers of every country, and is welcome everywhere.”

Moreover, as Sir William Bragg says, Rutherford has a sound grasp of the essentials of business and a quick understanding of the thoughts and feelings of those with whom he is dealing.

“It has happened at more than one gathering that progress has been slow until Rutherford has taken the lead, and with his driving power and natural kindliness has brought about a successful issue. It is this unusual combination of so many qualities that has won for Rutherford a host of admirers.”