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Vol. 14, No. 4A Winter 1962
PASSING THE BATON
To liken the chairmanship of our Chemical Literature
Division to a relay race may seem trite,
but the simile fits in many ways. The day by
day chores are done by such stalwarts as the
secretary, treasurer, and heads of committees,
whose tenures are of sufficient length to give
continuityto the whole proceedings. The chairman's
administrative functions all occur in that
brief moment in history between assuming the
job from his predecessor and relinquishing it to
his successor. True, that part of his job pertaining
to program contains elements of continuity,
since he organizes the program prior to
the year he is responsible for implementing it,
but even this series of events seems to go by
I am very mindful of the momentum I inherited
from the past, and grateful to all who had a part
in it. The Journal of Chemical Documentation
had just been launched and other important mile -
stones had preceded it, such as the establishment
of the Committee on Chemical Documentation as
an integral force in our programs. During my
chairmanship, some committee heads had to be
chosen, either because a new committee was
neededor because of a resignationfrom a standing
committee. To all those who accepted these
responsibilities I tender my sincere thanks. I
wish also to thank the hold-over committee chairmen
for their willingness to continue serving
With the passage of each succeeding year the
problems connected with chemical literature, as
well as with all scientific literature, continue to
mount. Our division has successfully contributed
to a better understanding of some of these problems,
but we must be continually on our toes to
make the division an increasingly useful part of
I am confident that we will rise to the occasion
and meet these new challenges as I pass the baton
to my successor, Dr. Dean Gamble.
Fred R. Whaley
DEADLINE FOR NEWS ITEMS FOR SPRING
1963 ISSUE OF CHEMICAL LITERATURE IS
10 FEBRUARY 1963.
WINTER MEETING NOTES
The Division has scheduled a two -day meeting
in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 14 and 15 January 1963.
The meeting, part of the ACS experiment to determine
the feasibility of three National Meetings
yearly, promises to be interesting and informative.
The scope and variety of the Division's
papers can be judged from the abstracts that
appear in another section of this issue.
Guest speaker at the Divisional Luncheon on
Tuesday will be Mr. PERLEY F. AYER, Executive
Secretary of the Council of Southern Mountains.
Mr. Ayer comes highly recommended as
an interesting, delightful speaker, from whom
we can learn how to stimulate action by communication.
Some members may remember
Mr. Ayer from his appearance last spring on
TV's "Meet the Professor.
DIVISIONAL BUSINESS MEETING - Tuesday,
15 January, 4:30 P. M. All members and associates
should plan to attend.
COMMITTEE on CHEMICAL DOCUMENTATIONOPEN
MEETING Tuesday, 15 January, 8:00 P.M.
An opportunity to question the authors.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES
Atlantic City Fall 1962
Members of the Committee attending were:
Fred R. Whaley, Dean F. Gamble, Barbara M.
Davis, Lee N. Starker, Helen F. Ginsberg,
Herman Skolnik, and Ben H. Weil. Committee
Chairmen present were: C. C. Conrad, Robert
J. Kyle, Fred A. Tate, James G. Van Oot,
Waldeman T. Ziegler, Eugene Garfield, Hanna
Friedenstein, Kurt Gingold, and Virginia Valeri.
The possibility of a single slate for future
elections was discussed. According to Division
Bylaw IV, Section 4(b), an election slate may
consist of "at least one candidate for each position
to be filled". Although we could legally have
only one candidate for each position, past practice
has been to have at least two and current
feelings seem to prefer this. However, the Division
might occasionally offer only one candidate
for a position if, for example, two qualified or
willing candidates are not available.
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