International Organizations in Which the United States Participates

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inhabitants of said colonies shall be added to that of the state in computing the scale of contributions.

When a colony that is recognized as autonomous desires to adhere to the convention, it will be regarded with respect to its admission into the convention as a dependency or as a contracting state in accordance with the decision of the mother country.

1921 --Convention amending the convention relating to weights and measures, signed at Paris May 20, 1875, and the regulations annexed thereto. Signed at Sèvres Oct. 6, 1921; ratification advised by the Senate Jan. 5, 1923; ratified by the President Sept. 19, 1923; ratification of the United States deposited with the government of the French Republic Oct. 24, 1923; proclaimed Oct. 27, 1923.

43 Stat. L. 1686; Treaties, U.S., 1910-23, Vol. 3, p. 3089; Hudson, International Legislation, Vol. 1, p. 738; League of Nations Treaty Series, Vol. 17, p. 45; British and Foreign State Papers, Vol. 116, p. 564.

1927 --Amendment of first sentence of second paragraph of Article 6 of regulations as amended by convention of Oct. 6, 1921, adopted at seventh general conference of weights and measures, Oct. 4, 1927.

Translated from Comptes rendus des séances de la septième conférence générale des poids et mesures, p. 63.

The fixed part of the annual appropriation of the Bureau is in principle 125,000 gold francs, but on the unanimous vote of the Committee, it may be raised to 150,000 gold francs.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bigourdan G., Le Système métrique des poids et mesures, Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1901. 458 pp.

International Bureau of Weights and Measures, pp. 353-62.

Boyer Jacques, "The International Bureau of Weights and Measure--An Interview with Charles Edouard Guillaume, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics," Scientific American Monthly, February 1921, Vol. 3, pp. 105-09.
"Bureau international des poids et mesures," Annuaire de la vie internationale, 1908-09, pp. 315-24; 1910-11, pp. 443- 48.
Cinquantenaire de la fondation du Bureau international des poids et mesures: Séance spécial tenue a l'Académie des sciences del'institut de France, le mercredi 5 octobre 1927

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