Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 1950 Page: 1
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News Bulletin of the ACS Division of Chemical Literature
FALL PROGRAM NEARS COMPLETION
Two symposia and a general session are being scheduled
for the Chicago meeting next fall, according to present
plans. One symposium, entitled "Communication
of Chemical Information, " is being organized by Robert
S. Casey, W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison,
Iowa, while the other, on "The History of Chemical
Literature," will be presented jointly with the
Division of the History of Chemistry and is being
organized by H.M. Leicester, College of Physicians
and Surgeons, San Francisco, California, and Julian
F. Smith, Office of Naval Research, Washington25, D.C.
The general program is being organized by the
writer, whose address is Room 14-S312, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
As mentioned in the last issue of Chemical Literature,
the symposium on "Communication of Chemical
Information" will be concerned with the writing of
papers, their editing, their presentation, visual
aids, and the like. In addition to those papers listed
in the Spring issue, one on "Interpreting Chemistry
to the Layman" will be given by Gustav Egloff, and
negotiations are under way for a paper on "How and
How Not to Make an Oral Presentation. "
ABSTRACTS DUE SOON
Abstracts of all papers to be presented at the fall
meeting must be in the hands of the program chairmen
on orbefore June 30, to meet the deadline established
by ASC National Headquarters. Since no papers can be
presented whose abstracts are not included in the
ACS' Abstracts for the 118th National Meeting, the
cooperation of all concerned is most necessary.
Speakers are therefore urged to submit'-thei-abstracts
at the earliest possible date.
In order to permit the screening of volunteer
papers, preliminary drafts of the latter, together
with abstracts, must be submitted to the program
chairman not later than June 30.
Members may be interested to learn that a symposium
on abstracting and indexing services is being
planned for the spring meeting in 1951. The chairman
for this session has not yet been chosen, but M.P.
Doss will head the Program Committee next year.
The Detroit symposium on "Chemical Literature
Searching Techniques," so ably compiled by T.E.R.
Singer, may soon be available as a volume in the ACS'
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B. H. WEIL, Editor
J. W. PERRY, Associate Editor
Robert S. Casey
E. J. Crane
M. P. Doss
A. B. Johnson
Melville F. Ravely
Julian F. Smith
Published quarterly by the Division of Chemical Literature of
the American Chemical Society. Editorial office: Georgia Tech
Engineering Experiment Station, Atlanta, Georgia. Application
for entry as second-class matter is pending at Atlanta, Georgia.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
Operation of the Division of Chemical Literature,
despite the seemingly endless and enthusiastic contribution
of services from many individuals and
organizations, is not without its expenses. Separates
of abstracts of papers presented at Division sessions,
directories, ballots, and the very necessary
expenses of operating the Secretary's office-postage,
stationery, dues receipts, addressing, etc.,
etc. -all combine to present the Division with a not
inconsiderable annual budget, to which must be added
a large share of the cost of publishing Chemical
All of this must be defrayed from membership dues,
which have been set at the very modest figure of one
dollar per year for members of the American Chemical
Society and two dollars annually for nonchemists who
desire to participate as associates in the Division's
activities. Since it is the Division's desire to have
as many as possible participate in its endeavors,
there exists an almost unanimous sentiment against
raising these dues, because higher dues, it is feared,
might discourage many from belonging, many who can
truly benefit from membership.
The Division, at present, is solvent, which is a
real tribute to the efforts of its officers, membership
committee, and all who have contributed time and
more material items to its operations. It is important
to note, however, that there is no assurance that
the Division can remain solvent unless these efforts
continue unabated, or-more important because more
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