Geology Foundation matters are still being handled by Mrs. Angel Leshikar, who also takes care of the alumni records and edits the Newsletter. Mrs. Thelma Guion, our Geology Librarian, had a busy summer getting settled in her new and spacious quarters on the third floor. She and her assistants will probably have to resort to using roller-skates in getting from one section of the library to another !
E. Mott Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology will continue as Director of the Radiocarbon Dating Labora tory in the fall, while Salvatore Valastro, Jr. will continue as Associate Director. Mrs. Margaret Skeels Stevens, who served as preparator for the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab oratory this past year, is leaving in August and will be replaced by Jack Rainey. Ernest Woehl, who joined our staff last fall as Technical Assistant, takes care of the vehicles and other equipment for the department. Truman Stewart, who was employed last spring, is operating the new machine shop for construction of laboratory apparatus.
Mrs. Mary Gaddis, secretary to the Graduate Advisor.
Notes from the Bureau of Economic Geology
The Bureau this summer completed its long-awaited move from ancient quarters on the Little Campus, which it had oc cupied for 40 years. The administrative, research, carto graphic, and secretarial staffs now occupy the fifth floor of the new Geology Building on the Main Campus of The Uni versity of Texas at Austin. The Bureau's library is being merged with the Geology Library. The large collections of fossils, rocks, and minerals are temporarily stored in J Hall on the Little Campus. That building, however, is scheduled for demolition. Plans are being made to house the collections at Balcones Research Center on the northern edge of Austin.
Now at Balcones Research Center are the Bureau's Well Sample and Core Library, supervised by Mr. Marce L. Mor row, and the Mineral Studies Laboratory, Mr. Daniel F. Scho field, chemist-in-charge. The Well Sample and Core Library offers facilities for geologists and other interested persons to
examine and study the cuttings and cores retrieved from many oil, gas, and water wells drilled in Texas. The Mineral Studies Laboratory analyzes and tests samples of Texas rocks and minerals, chiefly in support of the Bureau's research projects.
Two additional facilities at Balcones Research Center will become part of the Bureau of Economic Geology on Septem ber 1: the Radiocarbon Laboratory (Professor E. Mott Davis, Director, and Mr. Sam Valastro, Jr., Associate Director) and the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (Professor John A. Wilson, Director).
The Bureau's major long-term project, the Texas Geologic Atlas, has as its aim a new geologic map of the State to be is sued as a series of 37 sheets. Dr. Virgil E. Barnes is the project director. The Lubbock Sheet of the Atlas, the third sheet of the series to be published, was issued in April. The Sherman Sheet is in press and is expected to be available soon. Also scheduled for early publication are the Houston, Beaumont, Van Horn- El Paso, and Palestine sheets.
Gus Eifler completed the Plainview Sheet several months ago and that sheet has now been scribed and is being reviewed by the Panhandle Geological Society Geologic Atlas Commit tee. Gus has also finished mapping the Amarillo Sheet and the Texas part of the Perryton Sheet. He is now mapping the Texas portions of the Dalhart, Tucumcari, Clovis, and Brown field sheets.
Frank Brown and Jerry Goodson are working on the Abi lene Sheet, which is nearing completion. Jerry Goodson leaves the project in September for work on a Ph.D. degree at The University of Texas. Cleo V. Proctor completed a portion of the Waco Sheet before leaving for Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he will work on his Ph.D. degree.
Joe McGowen has mapped the western part of the Dallas Sheet and will see this sheet and the Waco Sheet to completion. He will then continue southward on the Austin Sheet.
View of the stacks in the Geology Library.