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THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 33 INDIANA ~ The exact name of the present organization is the Division of Geology of the Department of Conservation of the State of Indiana. This Di- vision was organized in 1919 and maintains two offices, one in the State Douse, Indianapolis, and the other at Indiana University, in Bloom- ington. SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES It is the function of the Division of Geology to study the economic resources of the State and to conduct surveys for that purpose. ORGANIZATION The Division is under the supervision of a Conservation Commission which consists of four members appointed by the Governor. The Com- mission holds monthly meetings and the members receive compensation on a per diem basis while meetings are in session. The officer in charge of the Division of Geology has the title of' State Geologist and is appointed to hold office so long as he shall acceptably discharge the duties thereof. The present incumbent,, W. N. Logan, was appointed in 1919. He is also professor of economic geology in Indiana University. H[e receives an annual salary fixed by the University. The clerical stag consists of one full-time and one part-time employee. The technical stag consists, of three university professors, nine or ten advanced students and assistants who are paid field expenses and a per diem wage, and part-time employees employed for specific problems. The Division is officially connected with Indiana University, and the Chief of the Division is a professor in the University. APPROPRIATIONS The Department of Conservation is supported by biennial a,ppropri- ations made by the Legislature. The Department is also the recipient of receipts from royalties, from sale of publications, ete. The receipts from royalties on coal, sand, gravel, and other products become the property of the Department of Conservation. The receipts from the sale of pub- lications belong to the Division of Geology. Figures for the years 1927 to 1930 inclusive follow: AppropriationExpenditures Receipts 927 ................$13,000 $12~325.71 $4,332.58 1928 ................14,000 13,913.04 2,267.~35 92;9 ................15,()00 14,814.66, 3,()46.72 930 ................13,000 12,828.25 4,332.58 * Information furnished by W. N. Logan, State Geologist, March, 19~32.