In January, he went to Washington, D.C. to participate in the AGU meetings and for the NAS-NRC Fellowship Awards Committee meeting. March was an exceptionally busy month for Bill. He lectured on Pre-Cambrian development of the Mid continent region at S,M.U. and led a field trip to the Big Bend area as part of the exploration course sponsored by Mobil Oil Corporation's Field Research Laboratory. He went to Palo Alto, California for an AGI Executive Council meeting, to the GSA South-Central Section meeting in Norman, Okla homa and to the annual Texas Academy of Science meet ing in College Station.
In June, Bill went to Edmonton, Canada to present a paper at the International Union of Geological Sciences and the Con ference on Pre-Cambrian of the World, and he stopped off for a short visit with one of his students, Hugh Balkwill. In July he went to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to participate in the NSF Advanced Science Seminar on Rock Mechanics held at Boston College, taking time out for a one-week field trip to Rio de Janeiro. In August he went to New York to attend GSA Program Committee meetings, and from there to Wash ington, D.C. for a meeting on the Fulbright Awards Com mittee, returning just, in time to get "the new building settled" before the new school year starts.
Ed Owen faithfully commuted to Austin from San Antonio during the school year to guide the Geology Technical Sessions and program of speakers and to supervise the research of graduate students — and all this without pay ! He serves on the Advisory Council of the Geology Foundation and is a part time consultant for Southern Minerals Corporation. Ed con tinues to be active in national and local geological organiza tions. He gave talks at meetings of the Corpus Christi and West Texas Geological Societies on "The Economics of Oil Discovery — an Historical Critique," and attended the annual AAPG meeting in Los Angeles. In June he was Visiting Lec
A rare shot of Ed Owen — rare in that it's hard to catch him still long enough to get a photograph !
turer for a Short Course in Petroleum Geology at the Univer sity of Tulsa; the rest of the summer was spent ni working on his manuscript, "History of Petroleum Geology," for AAPG.
Al Scott spent last August and part of September teaching the field course in coastal geology at the Marine Institute at Port Aransas and this summer he is working in the clastic facies section for Esso Production Research Company in Hous ton. During the year he taught courses in historical geology and paleoecology, and taught part of the course in sedimenta tion given at Midland, where he got to see many old friends. He was in charge of the Teaching Assistants for the freshman geology course and headed the departmental Awards Com mittee which reviews all applicants for fellowships and assist antships.
In March Al participated in the Gulf Universities Research Corporation workshop at Harlingen, Texas and on spring vacation he led a field trip for Esso in the Corpus Christi-Fort Worth-Austin areas. He also attended the AAPG meeting in Los Angeles in April and in May went to Baton Rouge, Louis iana for the Symposium on Deltaic Sedimentation, sponsored by the Coastal Studies Institute of L.S.U. Al is still working on Recent sediments and hopes to begin work soon on an atlas of Texas Gulf Coast depositional environments. He's also getting interested in Cretaceous analogues in North and Cen tral Texas.
Jack Wilson continues his supervision of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory at Balcones Research Center. The Lab has been granted its own budget, effective in September 1967, for the first time by our administration. Jack taught courses in general geology and vertebrate paleontology and made several short fossil -collecting trips to the Big Bend coun try during the year with his graduate students. In November he went to GSA in San Francisco and to Berkeley for the
Jack Wilson makes some last-minute notes for a manuscript. Jack's office is in the second floor complex.