Roy Lewis Naumann (BS '57), Geologist for Lyons Petroleum Company in Lafayette, Louisiana, writes : "We have been in Lafay ette for the past two years and find it very much to our liking. Since last writing we have a new son — our first — , Michael Roy, who was a year old on April 19.
Richard F. Neal (BA '43) is Pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in San Angelo, Texas, having moved there in August 1966. San Angelo is a former home town of the Neals and they and their four children are enjoying living there again. Richard is also enjoying very much the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a geologist, paleontologist and priest.
Kathleen Trinka Seely Neal (BA '46) writes from Atlanta, Georgia: "When I get un packed from this move, I'll look for some of the many pictures we took of those de partmental picnics. Still running a five-ring circus — husband and four teenagers." (Kathleen, PLEASE don't forget to send those pictures on to us ! )
G. Allan Nelson (BS '47) is an Independent Consultant in Denver, Colorado. He says their two pre-schoolers "sure keep an old man alive." Allan is anxious to see the pic ture he sent us of the 1947 summer field camp group; so here it is Allan, on your "20th Anniversary." And our sincerest thanks to you for sending it.
Howard E. Nessley (BS '25) continues as an Independent Geologist in San Antonio. Howard says "not many of us real good ge ologist left, but these younger ones are doing a real good job; good luck!"
Robert Stirling Newton (MA '63) is working on his Ph.D. in marine geology at the Uni versity of Kiel (Germany) ; he's on leave of absence from Texaco. Bob says Norma has had a very successful year singing with the Kiel Opera and the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center.
David O. Nilsson (BS '61) is working on his Ph.D. in math at the University of Okla homa.
Dewitt C. Nogues (BA '49, MA '50) writes from Austin: "After working for a con sulting firm for nearly 12 years, I opened my own office in October 1966 to do the same type of consulting work — largely in the field of helping independent operators with their problems with the Railroad Com mission and other regulatory agencies. Do ing well, thanks to many friends of long standing."
Isaac W. Norman (BS '48) continues as Chief Geologist for Highland Oil Company in Houston.
George E. Nowotny, Jr. (BS '55) is a Con sulting Geologist and Owner of Nowotny &
Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas. George writes : "My wife Lura and I now have three sons, Ned, George II (Tres) , and Addison. In 1966 I entered politics and was elected to the Arkansas State House of Representa tives as the first Republican Representative from this District. I was designated as the House Minority Leader (three Republi cans and 47 Democrats) and am also serv ing as Governor Rockefeller's Representa tive on the Legislative Council."
W. A. (Bill) Nowotny (BA '42) has been a Consulting Geologist in Houston since August 1966 when the company he was with ceased operations because of a merger. Bill says "not much oil, but lots of work."
A. P. Noyes, Jr. (BS '55, MA '57) is em ployed as Senior Exploration Geologist by Mobil Oil Corporation in New Orleans.
Bob R. O'Brien (BS '52, MA '56), Assistant Professor of Geography at San Diego State College, San Diego, California, says in an other few months he will have "thawed out completely" after moving down from Montana.
John F. O'Donohoe (BS '50) works for Hum ble Oil & Refining Company in Los An geles.
A. M. (Red) Olander (BS '48) was trans ferred from Midland to Houston by Humble in the fall of 1966 after a stay of 6% years. He reports he's enjoying the work in Hous ton in his new assignment as Division Geo physical Interpreter in the East Texas Division.
Fred L. Oliver (BS '51) is President of Oliver & West, Inc., in Dallas. Fred made the trip to Mexico City for the Seventh World Pe troleum Congress, saw lots of Texas Exes and even attended a few papers. He says the Mexicans put on the best organized meeting he's ever attended anywhere.
Freeman L. Orman (BS '41) continues as Resident Manager for Ambassador Italiana Petroli in Rome.
Harold D. Orr (BS '59, MA '62) was trans ferred from Kingsville to Corpus Christi by Humble where he is presently a Geol ogist in the Outpost Group.
Robert "Williaim Orr (MA '64) will receive his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Sep tember and has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Geology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He was co leader of the Silurian and Devonian Stratig raphy field trip at the north-central meet ing of GSA in Bloomington in April.
John C. Osmond (BS '47) continues as a Consulting Geologist in Salt Lake City, Utah.
William J. O'Sullivan (MA '67) is working as an Exploration Geologist for Gulf Oil Corporation in Midland. He saws Permian Basin geology is very interesting and he's "learning plenty."
Eric J. Ottman (BS '51), Geologist for Lone Star Steel Company in Lone Star, Texas, writes: "Still doing mine planning and quality control work. We have some beau tiful exposures of Sparta, Weches and Queen City in our strip and open-pit mines. Good locale for a field trip, especially stu dents. You all come!"
Robert D. Ottman (BS '51) continues as Dis trict Production Geologist for Humble in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He writes: "We are enjoying living here in Soonerland. Your Newsletter gets better every year. It certainly does a fine job of keeping interest in the progress of the Department. You have indeed maintained a standard that makes the alums proud." (Our "buttons" have now completely popped off! Thanks a heap, Bob ! )
Foy L. Otts (BS '58), Geophysicist with AMOSEAS at The Hague, Netherlands, writes: "Betty and I are looking forward to a sunny home leave in Texas this sum mer. Spent an interesting period in Ni geria last October-January doing offshore gravity and magnetics."
Judd H. Oualline (BA '42) is Manager of the Exploration Department for Skelly Oil Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Frith C. Owens (1918-21) is an Independent Geologist and Petroleum Engineer in Corpus Christi. He writes: "After rearing and educating eight children (four boys and four girls) I am starting all over again with five grandchildren (three boys and two girls). What is retirement? I am glad I don't have to rear and educate all the grandchildren! At any rate, I have se curity."
L. W. (Dub) Owens (BS '51) has retired from petroleum geology and is now with the Lufkin Foundary and Machine Com pany, in Commercial and Marine Gear Sales, in Lufkin, Texas. Dub reports "en joying new field ; wife and three young'uns well and hardy; looking forward to home coming."
Robert M. (Bob) Owens (BS '51) is now an Independent and Consulting Geologist in Houston.
R. Ed Palm (BS '57) continues as Vice-Pres ident of Building Products Wholesale Company, Inc., in Fort Worth. Ed writes: "Still in lumber business. Have new baby girl, Courtney. See old geology buddies now and then, but none presently in the oil