Stan, Harry, and the USMA,

I gave testimony before the Metric Board in person, and observed the presence 
of hostile members!
The composition of the Board was the cause of it’s failure from the very 
beginning of the Board.

I agree that at this present time in 2016 and 2017 metrication will best be 
accomplished by voluntary adoption of SI by Industry
rather than by new legislation.  Nevertheless, I would like to see the FPLA 
amended soon to permit metric-only labeling.

Eugene Mechtly.

On Oct 15, 2016, at 7:46 AM, Stanislav Jakuba 
<<>> wrote:

I respectfully disagree. Reagan in his initial drive to shrink the government 
abolished some departments one of which contained the incompetent Metric Board 
with the inconsequential, shamefully law, $300,000 budget. When Reagan took 
over, the MB was already dying after Carter replaced several members on the 
Board with union reps. Agreements thereafter were rare and no useful work was 
done. Some pro-metric members resigned. Reagan, if he even new about the MB, 
would have killed a dead horse.
I'll be curios of other recollections.
Stan Jakuba

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:35 PM, Harry Wyeth 
<<>> wrote:
Yes, it is good to remember that just one person can make such an impact on 
history.  I clearly recall that Reagan was the one person who but the brakes on 
U.S. metrication.  If he had had the sense to think about the future beyond the 
next decade or so, he would have made a more rational decision. It will take 
fifty years to undo the damage he did to what we believe in.

On 10/14/16 1224:24, Mark Henschel wrote:<>

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