John D. Wiley (BS '52) reports to us from Dallas where he's employed as Staff Geolo gist for the Aztec Oil & 'Gas Company. Michael A. Wiley (BS '57, MA '63) spent the winter and spring of 1967-68 doing gravity and magnetic field work in the Van Horn area for his Ph.D., which he hopes to finish this summer here at UT. Samuel Rogers Wiley (BS '47, MA '48) re ports to us from Shreveport, Louisiana, where he is Vice-President of T. W. Mc- Guire & Associates, Inc. William B. Wilkerson, Jr. (BS '65) is home from Viet Nam and is currently enrolled in graduate school at the University of Hous ton working towards his M.S. in geology. Bill received the Bronze Star for outstand ing performance in a combat zone during his tour in Viet Nam. Addison A. Wilkinson (BS '56) reports "same job, same number of kids, same wife, but older and probably not much wiser!" Addison is District Geological Engineer for Tenneco Oil Company in Shreveport, Louisiana. Joel M. Wilkinson (BS '58) , Gulf Coast Rep presentative for Rock Island Oil & Refining Company, Inc. in Houston, says he's "still trying to buy the oil after someone else finds it." He also reports his family "is all growing." Carroll L. Williams (BA '36) continues in Humbles Exploration Department in Cor pus Christi. Clyde E. Williams (BS '56) was recently transferred from Tyler to Houston by Hum ble Oil & Refining Company and is enjoying his new assignment as Senior Petroleum Geologist. Clyde says the pollution prob lem is staggering and unbelievable — so little is being done about it ! Dan W. Williams (BS '56) continues as Chief Geologist for Phillips Petroleum Company in Abu Dhabi, Trucial States. Dan reports that Abu Dhabi is now booming — the rich est country in the world. Also that the skin diving and spearfishing is good and they have plenty of fresh air and sunshine. James Richard Williams (BS '50) reports "status quo" from Midland. Richard is Area Geologist for Standard Oil Company of Texas there. Joseph D. Williams (BS '60) is "still doing odd jobs at TRACOR (as Senior Scientist) in Austin, traveling a lot, talking a lot, learning some things about antisubmarine warfare and ballistic missiles." He's just settled his wife, Mary Margaret, and the children, Del (7%) and Mary Jo (3%) into a new home.
Mark Williams (BS '50) resigned as Geol ogist for James F. Smith in October 1967 and is now a Consulting Petroleum Geol ogist in Amarillo working primarily in the Anadarko Basin. Meryl D. Williams (BA '43) continues as Geologist for Texaco in Midland. His daughter and son-in-law, both UT grad uates, are living in San Diego, California, and his son is now a senior at UT-Austin. Robert R. Wiliiaims (BS '54) is "still enjoy ing life in New Orleans" where he is Staff Geologist for Humble Oil & Refining Com pany. Bob plans to introduce their three "little Louisianians" to San Antonio and Austin this summer on a trip to Hemisfair. They expect to see the new Geology Build ing while they're in Austin. Duncan C. O. Wilson, Jr. (BS '50, MA '51) reports "no new news" from Fort McKa vett, Texas. Homer C. Wilson (BS '42) writes from Hous ton: "My wife (Nancy Willis, UT '42) and I moved again last fall from Baytown to Nassau Bay in the Clear Lake area near Houston and NASA (wouldn't wish to break that five-year frequency history ! ) . Astronauts outnumber geologists in this neighborhood!" Homer is Manager of the Celanese Chemical Company's Clear Lake Plant. James Lee Wilson (BA '42, MA '44), Pro fessor of Geology at Rice University in Houston, has been working with graduate students at Isla Mujeres, Yucatan and plans to be in Calgary, Canada during the 1969 spring semester as a Visiting Professor at Calgary University. He will return to Rice in May 1969 to continue teaching graduate students in geology. John E. Wilson (BS '50, MA '51) reports to us from Houston where he is an Independ ent Consultant. Louita Dodson Wilson (BA '40) is now set tled in Austin with her three teenage children while her husband, Tom, is still on assignment by Gulf Oil Corporation in Australia drilling on the Great Barrier Reef. Louita is a graduate student at UT- Austin working towards a degree in zool ogy (genetics) . She thinks the new Geology Building is great! (Thanks, Louita; we do too!) Wilbur Dean Wilson (MA '54) works for Sun Oil Company in Dallas, Texas as Ex ploration Geologist, Special Study Group. Mary Holland Wilson (BA '44) suffered a massive heart attack followed by a stroke last fall. Her husband, William H. (a O.U. grad), reports she is recuperating and is in very good spirits and would like to hear
from her classmates. Mary's address is 1707 Westway, McAllen, Texas 78501. (Our best to you, Mary.) William Feathergail Wilson (BS '60, MA '62), Independent Petroleum Geologist in Midland, writes: "Engaged in petroleum, sulphur and uranium exploration in West Texas and the Gulf Coast, and ranching in Comal County. My wife, Joan, and the two boys, Douglas (9) and Clay (7) continue to grow. Collecting notes for a novel." William Walter (Bill) Wilson, Jr. (BS '40) says "everything's about the same; not finding enough oil!" Bill is an Independent Oil Operator in Abilene, Texas. Wynant S. Wilson (1948-53) writes from Abilene, Texas: "Since the last Newsletter there is another little boy at our house. His name is Wesley Jones Wilson. This makes three boys in our family ; the other two are Joe and Derrick." Wynant is an Independ ent Geologist in Abilene. Richard L. Winborn (BS '55) is employed as Senior Geologist for Atlantic Richfield Company in Lafayette, Louisiana. James M. Windham (BS '40) continues as President of Windham & Sons, Inc., Con tractors, in Livingston, Texas. His son, J. M., Jr. (UT, BBA '65) has just passed his C.P.A. exams; and his daughter, Judy, a junior at UT-Austin, was recently initi ated in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Jim says he and his wife are now alone and would like to hear from you UT-exes! C. Robert Winkler, Jr. (BS '50) continues as Exploration Manager for Aikman Bro thers & Mana Oil, Inc. in Midland. He re ports they completed a busy year with the drilling of 45 wells in the U.S. and 75 wells in Canada through their affiliate, Mana Oil, and that they're still looking for good drilling deals in all areas. Irwin T. Winter (BS '53), Industrial Engi neer with the Security Engineering Com pany of Dallas, lives in De Soto, Texas. He and his wife (the former June Padgett) have two daugh terse, Jennifer (16) and Rebecca (14). Jan A. Winter (PhD '61), Regional Geologist for Signal Oil & Gas Company in London, England, returned to the U.S.A. for a home leave and got to see many of his UT friends and the new Geology Building. Jan will be taking some trips this year, the first one being a reconnaissance trip through West Africa. George G. Wise (BS '50) joined Sunray DX Oil Company in Houston as Senior Geol ogist after seven years as a Consultant.