last year's report — considering, of course, one more year and associated gray hair. Had a good visit with Gordan McNutt in Austin last spring. James Lee Wilson (BA '42, MA '44), Pro fessor of Geology, Rice University in Hous ton, writes, "Still lecturing and conduct ing research with graduate students at Rice. Working in New Mexico, Mexico, and in Europe." Wilbur D. Wilson (MA '54) is Geological Supervisor (Alaska District) for Sun Oil Company in Dallas. William Feathergail Wilson (BS '60, MA '62), Account Executive with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, writes, "Re cently became a statistic by dropping out of the geology profession and joining the stock brokerage business. Still ranching north of San Antonio. All five of us spent three months in New York on Wall Street." Wynant S. Wilson (1948-1953), Independent Geologist in Abilene, Texas, says that his three boys and wife are all doing well. For the last year he has been mainly watching or "sitting on" wells in the Abilene area, but is now starting to put together some drilling prospects. W. W. (Bill) Wilson, Jr. (BS '40), Inde pendent Oil Operator in Abilene, says he is not doing much — cannot find any oil. James M. Windham (BS '40), President of Windham & Sons, Construction Company, Livingston, Texas, writes, "Both children have now graduated from UT; son in '65, daughter in '70. Wife and I feel lost going to ball games with no children to visit. Stop by Livingston some time." Richard L. Winborn (BA '55) is Southern Division Manager for Ada Oil Company in Houston. €. Robert Winkler, Jr. (BS '50), Vice-Pres ident of Aikman Brothers Corporation in Midland, writes that Aikman Brothers Cor poration and associated companies continue to be very active in the Permian Basin, Anadarko Basin and in western Canada. Irwin T. Winter (BS '53) is Industrial Engi neer for Cabot Corporation in Pampa, Texas. George G. Wise (BS '50), Geologist—Of shore Louisiana for Sun Oil Company in Houston, writes, "Still suffering through Bert Timm's jokes. Enjoy the Newsletter." Helen Patterson Withers (BA '40) is Tech nical Editor (geology) with the USGS in Washington, D. C. Van E. Wittner, Jr. (BS '60), Attorney with Engel, Groom, Miglicco & Sullins in Hous ton, writes, "No changes since last year other than the immense pride Laure and I
take in the Space Program and the UT Geology Department's participation in it." Herbert A. Wolff (BS '60) writes he is be ginning his fifth year reviewing and edit ing water-related reports for the Texas Water Development Board in Austin. James A. Wolleben (PhD '66) is at Louisi ana State University in New Orleans as Associate Professor of Geology. He writes, "Margarita and I are kept busy trying to get our six children 'grown up.' We've got to stay alert to be sure they don't slip off in the French Quarter. I am trying to finish up my Mexico work with Earle Mcßride, and I am beginning to chase after echi noids." Jim F. Womack (BS '54) writes he is cur rently exploring the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle. He is Division Staff Geologist with Pennzoil United in Midland. A. Wayne Wood (BA '41), Vice-President of Blanco Oil Company in San Antonio, says nothing new, "Same wife, same three sons and same job." Patricia W. Wood (BA 70) is in her third year as geologic editor-information special ist for Esso Production Research Com- in Houston and continues to find her \P work both fascinating and challenging. She informs us: "About to join in small (two member) permanent chapter of UT Geology Exes with Ed Dickerson (MA '64). . . Have never been happier." Our congratulations to Pat and Ed. Robert L. Wood, Jr. (BA '56) is Vice-Presi -"■dent of Coastal States Gas Producing s Company in Houston. R. D. Woods (BA '31, MA '34) is Assistant Chief Geologist-Senior Petroleum Scien- Qfy tist with Humble Oil & Refining Company in Houston. Kenneth E. Woodyard (MA '56), Geologist with Continental Oil Company in Lafa yette, Louisiana, writes, "Margaret finished her masters at University of Southwestern Louisiana last summer and is back teach ing. Our oldest daughter is now a teen ager and must be headed for Law School the way she argues. After three year in ex ploitation, I'm back in exploration and enjoying every minute of it." Charles F. Word (BS '37), Partner in Charles F. Word & Associates, says, "No change. Last daughter graduates from Texas in June 1971. Have gone through last wed ding now and hope to find time to see some of the rest of the country." Charles E. Workman (MA '61), Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy reports, "Hope to receive M.S. degree in Meteorol-
ogy in October from the Naval Postgradu ate School. Am tentatively slated to go to Fleet Weather Central Pearl Harbor, Ha waii. Family and wife (same) and three sons are fine."
Jesse W. Wright, Jr. (BS '50) is an Indepen
f.£ dent Geologist-Geophysicist in Midland. John B. Wright (MA '56) is Geologist with
Shell Oil Company in New Orleans, Lou isiana.
Phil Wyche (BS '51), with Gulf Oil Corpo ration writes, "April 1 am being trans ferred to main office in Pittsburgh as Ex ploration Advisor on Worldwide Coordi nator's Staff."
J. R. (Bob) Wynne (BS '57), Independent in Corpus, says he's still trying to find his b-Ls share of oil — family all about the same.
R. Gene Yarbrough (BS '50) is Manager of Exploration for Beacon Resources Corpo ration in Wichita, Kansas. He writes, "Same job, more miles, and hopefully continued success — always thoroughly en joy the Newsletter."
John C. Yeager (MA '60) reports from New Orleans where he is District Exploration Geologist with Union Oil of California that he is enjoying the interesting geology of the Gulf Coast and the good food of the New Orleans area. Sandra is busy with Rus (7), Katy (2), and Ann (1 month).
James L. Yelvington (BS '51), Geologist, writes that he has opened an exploration office for O. F. Warren & Company of Tulsa. His office is in Oklahoma City and he is generating and looking for drilling deals.
Younathan Yousif Youash (MA '61, PhD '65) is Assistant Professor of Geology in the College of Science at the University of Libya, in Tripoli. He writes, "Married on June 22, 1969, to Fiona Warda from Baghdad, Iraq. September 20, 1970, had a daughter, called her Elda. Participated with two papers in the Second Inter national Congress on Rock Mechanics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (September, 1970). Happy to hear news from Texas: retiring of Professor Bullard, Professor Boyer be ing the chairman, and the useful note of Professor Folk on stereoscopic vision. Joined the University of Libya in Septem ber 1970. Regards."
William C. Young 111 (BS '62), Consulting Engineer for Y.P.F., writes from Buenos Aires, "All the family has adjusted well since arrival in May last year. Work is in teresting and so is dodging the "Collec tives'. The climate is great and so is the rate of inflation, but the 'bifes' are still cheap."