V. Zay Smith (BS '39), President of V. Zay Smith Associates, Inc., says that most of his activity is centered in Canada these days.
William Richard Smith (BS '56) is Sub surfacea Geologist for Creole Petroleum Corporation in Tia Juana, Venezuela.
Frederick C. Smyth (BS '47), District Ge ologist for Sun Oil Company, has been transferred from Jackson, Mississippi, to Roswell, New Mexico.
Edmund D. Sneed (MA '55), Geologist for Marathon Oil Company in Midland, writes : "Took the UT sedimentation course in Midland in the fall along with a number of Texas exes. Trying Tech this spring. Still working subsurface geology in West Texas."
John Frank Snell (BS '66) is employed as Ge ologist, Reservoir Engineering Department, for Coastal States Gas Producing Company in Corpus Christi.
John L. Snider (MA '55) continues as Ge ologist, Water Resources Division, USGS, in Alexandria, Louisiana.
John L. Snyder (Faculty, 1957-62) moved into a new home in March and has dis covered that apartment living has many advantages ! John is Director of Education for the American Geological Institute in Washington, D.C.
G. Russell Sparenberg (BA '30, MA '32) re ports from Houston: "No change. Still en joying retirement and travel with my wife Orlena."
Howard J. Speer (BS '56) continues as Man ager, Trading Department, for Rotan Mosle Dallas Union in Dallas.
Alexander B. Spencer (PhD '66) joined Mobil Oil Corporation's Field Research Laboratory in June. Burke spent this past year on the staff at Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Fred D. Spindle (BS '49), Staff Geologist for Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio, writes: "We now have a college freshman, which must mean Mrs. S. is getting older! Marathon, as advertised, seems to be best in the long run."
Richard D. Spinks (BS '61) continues as Dis trict Real Estate Representative for Shell Oil Company in Dallas. Dick says they look forward to receiving the Neivsletter each year and wishes us the best of luck in the new building. (Thanks, Dick! )
Earl Brock Stanford (BS '51) is Chief Geo physicist, East Atlantic Study Group, of Esso Exploration, Inc., in London, England.
Jordan F. Stanford (BS '49) Consulting Ge ologist in Corpus Christi, says he's enjoy ing weekends around Austin.
Ann Marie Stanley (BA '44) continues as Ge ologist for Miles Production Company in Dallas.
Herbert M. Stanley, Jr. (BS '49) has now been in Midland 5% years. The Stanleys had a new addition to their family last year, a little girl, Elizabeth. This makes three girls and one boy for them. Herbert is Ge ologist for The Atlantic Richfield Com pany.
Theodore E. Stanzel (BS '56) is working as Geologist in oil exploration for Skelly Oil Company in Houston. Ted says the work is varied and interestiing and living in Houston is most enjoyable — there's "lots of activity for the sports-minded person and the arts-minded, too."
Frank L. Staplin (BS '49, MA '50) is Research Geologist for Imperial Oil Limited in Cal gary, Canada, and is currently working on Paleozoic phytoplankton, gymnosperm pollen, organic matter in sediments. Frank is Director of the Canadian Botanical As sociation and was President of the Internal Committee for the Second International Conference on Palynology in Utrecht in 1966.
Frederick L. Stead (MA '50) Consulting Ge ologist in Magnolia, Arkansas, was elected a Fellow in GSA last fall.
Walter W. Stein, Jr. (BS '52, MA '52) re ports to us from Gainesville, Texas, where he is an Independent Consulting Geologist.
Henryk B. Stenzel (1934-54) is currently a Visiting Professor at LSU teaching Terti ary Coastal Plain Stratigraphy. He reports that the library facilities at LSU are better than those of Rice and Shell Development Company combined — even a shade better than UT's! He also states that other rea sons that make LSU so attractive are the re cently renewed emphasis on excellence with its accompanying improvements in facilities and support and the orientatino of the School of Geology in the direction of Coastal Plain Studies. He's inherited the air-conditioned room formerly occupied by Vice-President Grover Murray.
Wendell J. Stewart (BS '49), Senior Paleon tologist for Texaco in Midland, writes: "Nothing new since laste Newsletter — best wishes for the future in the new building." (Thanks, Wendell; from where we sit, the future looks rosy indeed ! )
William D. Stinson (MA '52) is an Inde pendent Consulting Geologist in Mt. Pleas ant, Texas.
James H. Stitt (MA '64) is working on his dissertation project on Cambrian faunas of the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, here at UT. He hopes to get his Ph.D. in June 1968. His wife Betty is teaching Span-
ish and French at Johnston High School in Austin.
Preston A. Stofer (BA '57) writes to us from Long Mott, Texas, where he is an Inde pendent Geologist.
William T. Stokes (BS '50) continues as a Consulting Geologist in Dallas. He writes: "Both of my boys, William (6) and Brad (4), are becoming real rockhounds! Just ask Fifi when she cleans their pockets out every night. This past year I have been working in southern Illinois most of the time. I am looking forward to seeing the new Geology Building and thanks for the Newsletter. It is most enjoyable to read." (Thanks, Bill.)
Winston L. Stokes (BS '57) has a new son, Robert Walter, who arrived in November 1966. Winston, who is District Landman for Ashland Oil & Refining Company in Houston, says they're involved in the pro posed merger between Ashland and Amerada, which will be completed, he hopes, in the near future.
Bert L. Stovall (BA '48), Landman for Shell Oil Company, has just been transferred to Midland, and he says he's glad to be back in Texas. His son, Gary, hopes to enter UT this fall.
Tom W. Stovall (BS '57), Civil Engineering Technician with the USGS out of Denver, is currently located in Ozona, Texas, where he's "still making USGS topographic maps." Tom writes: "Good luck in the new Geology Building. Cordelia and I and our two girls, Tina Sue and Donna Tee, say hello to all in the Newsletter."
Robert E. Stowers (BS '61), Geophysical In terpreter for Texaco in Houston, reports he's fighting chinch bugs and weeds in the lawn of their new home.
William S. Strain (PhD '64) continues as Professor of Geology at The University of Texas at El Paso. Bill was elected Presi dent of the Texas Section of the National Association of Geology Teachers for 1967 -68, and a Fellow in both GSA and the Texas Academy of Science.
John L. Stripling (BA '40), Vice-President of Cassle & Cassle, Inc., in Abilene, writes: "Family living in Abilene since 1962, com prised of my wife, Marjorie, and four girls and one boy. Unable to talk my oldest girl, who graduates this year, into attending UT, but hope to have better luck on the others. Hope to get down there to see the new building soon. Best of everything to all of you." (Thanks, John ! )
Carroll E. Stroman (BS '58) has recently been appointed Rehabilitation and Train ing Director of Goodwill Industries in Aus tin.