lected in Australia. Two papers on his Australian finds have been published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. Hoover Mackin became Chairman of the Earth Science Di vision of the National Research Council and National Acad emy of Sciences this summer. One of his immediate duties has been to head a committee to advise Secretary of the In terior Udall on the selection of the next Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Hoover is also chairman of the NASA Field Geology Team for Project Apollo landings on the moon, and he has served recently on the GSA Penrose Medal Com mittee and GSA Panel of Geomorphology Group. He is a member of the AGI Education Policies Committee and the U.S. National Committee for Geology. Locally he serves on the Advisory Committee of The University of Texas Center for Research in Water Resources and the Advisory Board of the Research and Development Center for Instruction in Sci ence and Mathematics. Last year Hoover attended national meetings of AAPG, AGU, and GSA, as well as the local meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of GSA in Fort Collins, Colorado. He will attend the INQUA congress in Boulder in September. He pub lished recently on the "Origin of Cascade Landscapes," and is one of the authors of the report "Objectives of Apollo Geo logical Field Investigations." In spite of his amazing array of national activities, Hoover works closely with his students in courses in geomorphology and map and air photo interpretation. He will visit graduate students working under his supervision in Utah this summer and do additional field work there himself. Somehow he even finds a little time for hydrologic engineering projects in the Northwest and for landscaping the grounds of his home on a hilltop west of Austin. Earle Mcßride is teaching the field geology course at Mara thon this summer, as well as doing research in that area. He will also participate in a field and lab seminar for Sun Oil Company. Earle was elected second Vice-President of the Permian Basin Section of SEPM, and attended meetings of GSA and AAPG, taking part in field trips to the Bahamas and the Glass Mountains. He gave lectures to geological societies in Corpus Christi, Lafayette, and New Orleans during the past year. Earle was on research leave during the fall, and he taught a new graduate course with Ken Fahnestock on sedi mentary processes in the spring. Next fall he will again serve as Assistant Chairman of the Geology Department, and with Bob Folk in Australia, he will be doubly busy teaching sedi mentation courses. Bill Muehlberger s big event of the year was receiving the Matsen Award for presenting the most outstanding paper at the Toronto meeting of AAPG in May 1964. The award was presented at the national convention in April. Following the meeting Bill was assistant leader of the AAPG field trip to Belle Isle Salt Dome, and during the convention he presented a paper on the internal structure of salt domes. During the
year Bill visited Harvard, M.1.T., and Columbia (Lamont Ob servatory) , and he gave lectures at Rice, Princeton, Wiscon sin, South Dakota School of Mines, Colorado State Univer sity, and to the New York Academy of Sciences. Bill was on leave from regular teaching duties all winter while completing several special assignments. These included completion of the studies of buried crustal rocks of North America and recruit ment of potential geophysical staff members for the depart ment. Bill says that he is really looking forward to being a full-time teacher next fall for the first time in four years. He claims he will start saying "no" to some of the interesting projects that keep tempting him. This summer he will finish a series of papers on isotopic ages and geologic interpretations of basement rock samples and work for a month for the New Mexico Bureau of Mines at Socorro on reports on the Chama region. Toward the end of the summer Bill and Sally will take their children on a camp ing trip along the Pacific Coast. Ed Owen again joined the staff as a full-time, salaried teacher during the spring semester after contributing his serv ices without pay in the fall as he has done so often before. Ed taught the petroleum geology and history of geology courses and worked with graduate students and visiting speakers. He had a very busy year with a great deal of writing, speaking and traveling in addition to his teaching. Ed was keynote speaker at the dedication of the new Geology Building at the University of Missouri, and also gave the keynote address at the meeting of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological So cieties in Corpus Christi. He spoke also at the meeting of the Southwestern Association of Geological Societies in Austin and gave lectures at the Universities of Kansas, Tulsa, and Oklahoma. He is spending the summer writing the "History of Petroleum Geology" for the AAPG memoir series, and several of his articles are now in press or have appeared in print in recent months. Al Scott will again teach a three-weeks course in coastal geology at the Marine Institute this summer. He also plans to lead a major field trip on the Coast for members of the Cor pus Christi Geological Society. Any "left-over" time will be spent in finishing work on the facies analysis of Gum Hollow Delta and Mesquite Bay. Al went to New Orleans for the AAPG meetings and led a field trip to Florida Bay last November before the GSA con vention. He and Miles 0. Hayes presented a paper on recent environmental complexes of the South Texas Coast at the October meeting of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in Corpus and led their field trip in the coastal area. During the year Al taught courses in historical geology, paleoecology and advanced paleontology, and was chairman of the Geology Department Awards Committee. His advanced paleontology class completed a study of Indian Point (Corpus Christi Bay) , the results of which will be published as a series of papers, covering the development and distribution of litho and biofacies on a portion of the bay margin.