Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 4, Winter 1950 Page: 3
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presenting high-quality programs at Divided
4. Although a few local members who are never
able to attend out-of-town meetings may be served
to some extent by the Divided Meetings, it is
believed that this service does not outweigh
the disadvantages which affect a large number
of members. In any event, the local members
are not being given the advantages of a full
national meeting and could just as well be served
by regional meetings.
5. The above facts will not be altered by any
accumulation of "statistics" which result from
the recent questionaire distributed by the
Society. It is firmly believed that the factors
pertaining to the desirability of full meetings
are of an intangible nature which do not lend
themselves to statistical analysis.
PAY YOUR 1951 DUES NOWII
Please Fill Out This Form and Mail With Your
Dues To: Dr. Byron A. Soule, Treasurer, ACS
Division of Chemical Literature, 408 Chemistry
Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
I herewith transmit my 1951 annual dues for:
__..Division Membership (ACS Member), $1.00;
. Division Associateship (non-ACS Member),
$2.00; in the ACS Division of Chemical Literature,
$0.30 of which is for a subscription to
"Chemical Literature" for 1951.
Robert S. Casey
The following members of the Executive Committee
were present at its meeting at 11:00 a.m. on September
5, 1950, in the LaSalle Hotel, Chicago,
Illinois: Alexander, Casey, Crane, Hill, Murphy,
Perry, Rakestraw, Smith, and Soule. F.L. Taylor,
Member-at-Large for the 1951-1952 term, and B.H.
Weil, editor of Chemical Literature, were present
Dr. Murphy described the ACS's publication
problems and regulations, and discussed the
difficulties inherent in any preprinting or prepublication
program. After some discussion, it
was moved, seconded, and carried that consideration
of such matters be referred to the Papers
-After discussion of the subject, it was moved,
seconded, and carried that Miss Alexander should
prepare a resolution for the Division, opposing
divided national ACS meetings, which resolution
should be submitted to the membership of the
Division for approval or rejection.
The meeting recessed at 12:00 noon, and reconvened
at 9:00 a.m. September 6. Discussion was
held on a proposed change in the Division's Bylaw
II, Section 2, which had previously been
sent to Executive Committee members by mail. It
was moved, seconded, and carried that Dr. J.W.
Perry pursue the necessary steps provided by
the ACS and the Division of Chemical Literature's
Constitution and Bylaws to effect this change,
which is concerned with the definition of DiviSion
Members and Associates.
B.H. Weil discussed the operation and management
of Chemical Literature. He urged that steps
be taken to increase the membership of the Division,
which he stated would substantially increase
the income of Chemical Literature without materially
increasing the cost. It was announced that
word had been received from the Executive Secretary's
Office that there are no ACS regulations
prohibiting soliciting advertising for Chemical
Literature to help defray the expenses. Mr. Well
stated he would take the initial steps toward
obtaining advertising, but it was agreed that
this responsibility should eventually be handled
by another individual.
A subscription price for Chemical Literature
for nonmembers of the Division, as well as
changes in the present allocation of Members' and
Associates' dues toward the subscription price,.
was discussed in relation to the postal regulations
concerned with the second-class mailing
permit. It was moved, seconded, and carried that
this matter should be left as it is for another
six months and reconsidered at the next Executive
It was moved, seconded, and carried that this
Division should hold its Spring meeting in Boston
and should present a program only in Boston and
not also at Cleveland.
It was moved, seconded, and carried that a
message of condolence be sent to Mrs. Spencer
Discussion was held on and informal approval
given to Dr. J.W. Perry's memorandum on divisional
committees which had previously been sent to all
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