Chemical Literature, Volume 5, Number 3, Fall 1953 Page: 1
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FALL MEETING ABSTRACTS
am IN THIS ISSUE,
,a accordance with our usual program to place a set of
klstracts of papers to be presented at the next national
meeting in the hands of members and associates in time
lr them to plan to attend the meeting, the abstracts of
papers to be presented in Chicago this September are
included in this issue. Thanks are due to Secretary
Lorna Lederman and Program Chairman T. E. R. Singer
;for their efforts in collecting these abstracts in time to
make this possible, and to Assistant Editor John C.
Lane and the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment
$tation for providing the necessary Vari-Typing for this
ince the listing of 1953 officers and committees in the
ummer issue, several additional appointments have been
de. Miss Mary Banker has been appointed Election
eller, Miss Kate C. Ornsen as Late Ticket Salesman
r, the Division's luncheon this fall; and Charles
eekh, Jr., as a member of the Membership Committee.
Volunteers to help with membership work are urgently
ceded, particularly in Canada and in the following
ates: Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Colorado, NebrasNorth
Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah,
[>a, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, and
etucky. Anyone who would like to act as District
,pesentative of the Membership Committee in one or
mtof these areas, or to help the District Representa-,
elsewhere, is invited to get in touch with the Chairo:
of the Membership Committee of the Division of
'iemical Literature, Miss Hanna Friedenstein, Godfrey
,Cabot, Inc., 38 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 42, MassaIU-setts.
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. iDr. George H. Coleman, chairman of the Department
chemistry of Wayne University; director of the Friends
ihe Kresge-Hooker Scientific Library; and editor of the
aurnal of Organic Chemistry will be guest of honor at
411 Division's Fall Meeting luncheon. Dr. Coleman is
)other practicing chemist who has become prominent in
-T field of chemical literature.
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AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTED . .
According to Chemical and Engineering News (April 20,
1953), "Battelle Institute is establishing a technological
information service aimed at assisting science and
industry in streamlining the job of tapping existing published
knowledge. The service, tailored to meet individual
needs, will include preparation of bibliographies,
coding and classification systems, and the development
of information processing equipment. Machine systems
used by the service will be standard business machine
punch card equipment, xeroadiography, microfilming, and
pertinent electronic devices. For information, write Robert
C. McMaster, Battelle Memorial Institute, 505 King
Ave., Columbus, Ohio."
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Also reported in C&EN (February 2, 1953, p. 402) was
the announcement that "UNESCO will assist in the development
and improvement of scientific documentation
and standardization of terminology. One specific project
to be carried out over the next two years will be to compile
a translation of medical abstracts. The medical
sciences council will do the work. Other projects will
consist of preparing a handbook telling how to compile
special dictionaries and a multilingual technical dictionary
for certain fields of engineering. The International
Engineering Union will handle the latter project."
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Of interest to chemical market researchers is a new
service offered by Foster D. Snell, Inc., publishers since
1950 of the monthly Chemical Market Report, which contains
annotations on articles and new items relating to
chemicals and chemical economics. Subscriptions to
this publication cost $180 per year, so, in order to
broaden its service to those who cannot afford this,
Snell is now offering, for $25 per search, to send abstracts
of all material published on a single chemical
since February, 1950. These CMR File Summaries are in
the form of copies of pages from the Chemical Market
Report which contain the pertinent references.
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Those interested in clear writing will not want to miss
two recent nonmathematical articles on the subject:
"Literature by Slide Rule," by Stephen E. Fitzgerald
(The Saturday Review, February 14, 1953, pp. 15, 16,
53), in which the author points out succinctly that "brevity
does not necessarily equate with clarity"; and "Good
Writing for Good Business," by Harry Simmons (Systems
Magazine, January, 1953, pp. 24, 25), in which are tabu
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