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' July 14, 1972


.,, CRS ANNOUNCES SEMINARS
FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Announcement of a first-time pilot series of
seminars on public policy issues for Members of Con-
gress, to be launched this summer by the Congressio-
nal Research Service, has been well received by
individual Members. Lester S. Jayson, Director of
CRS, announced that the seminars, to be given
cooperatively under an agreement with the Brookings
Institution of Washington, have been planned as part
of the implementation of the Legislative Reorganiza-
tion Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-510), which gave CRS
responsibilities for enlarging and improving the
research and policy analysis resources it makes
available to the Congress.
The seminar program is designed to assist Members
in their legislative functions by identifying and
examing subjects and areas that have present and
future policy implications. Subjects to be covered will
be selected from public policy areas of broad interest
among Senators and Congressmen, where new knowl-
edge has been developed, and which are likely to be
of emerging interest to the Congress in the future.
Norman Beckman, Deputy Director of CRS, will
serve as the Library's Coordinator and James Matlack
Mitchell, Director of the Brookings Institution's
Advanced Study Program, as the Brookings Coordi-
nator for the cooperative project. Each of the series
planned will consist of several sessions held at


intervals of about a month in the Whittall Pavilion. A
nationally prominent specialist in a given subject or
area will meet with a small group of Members and
give a brief summary of a policy problem. Members
and the specialist will then explore together various
current and emerging legislative implications of the
issue. ,
The Library has. conducted occasional formal and
informal seminars for Congress in recent years dealing
with specific legislative developments. Examples are
ad hoc briefings on such subjects as the environment,
urban development, and., sources, of. energy.
Brookings, in cooperation with the American Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Science, has for the last
10 years offered a seminar series which deals with the
policy implications of new scientific research. This
pilot. seminar program, however, will be the first
major series ever held for Members of Congress in
which the relation of the social sciences to public
policy has figured prominently.
A second major seminar program will be initiated
shortly for senior professional staff members of Con-
gressional committees and Members' offices.

The Library of Congress is playing its part in the
ecology movement by having nearly 780 tons of
waste paper recycled every year. A story on page
317 explains how this is'done.


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CONTENTS

CRS Announces Seminars for Congress ....... 313
Deaths of Two Distinguished Librarians Noted 314-315
Folklorist Helen Flanders Dies .......... 317
LC Acquires Korean Publicatiqns ......... 314
LC Surveys MARC Subscribers . ... 315
Library of Congress Publications .. 323
Library Plays Role in Ecology . .... 317
News in the Library World . ... 323-324
Order Division Continues Automation Project ... 314
Reserved Parking Assigned ... 317
Staff News .... . 318-322
Visitors to LC ...... ..... .. 317-318
Appendix-SALAM .. .. .. A-109-A-110

ORDER DIVISION INITIATES
TASK 2 QF AUTOMATION PROJECT


Task 2 of the Order Division Automation Project
was implemented on June 1. The new system now
automates the preparation and printing of regular and
new continuation orders. It establishes and maintains
various computer files containing data to assist in
order preparation and placement as well as providing
supplemental information for Order Division reports,
and establishes a permanent computer file of orders
processed by the automated system.
Current information regarding any order in the
system can be gained by consulting an In-Process List.
The automated system monitors the progress of each
order through a system of status codes. Status codes
are recorded for each order through on-line terminals
located in the Order Division. For orders not received
within specified time limits, the system automatically
produces follow-ups to be mailed to the vendor.
Remaining tasks to be completed for the project
are to automate the fiscal operations, statistical re-
porting, and the control of purchase subscriptions for


the Order Division. The design of the Order Division
Automated System, as it is presently defined, does
not allow for the processing of bibliographic data for
blanket orders.
The Order Division Automated System is being
developed by the MARC Development Office. Project
staff members are Justin M. Kniemeyer, Project
Leader, Earl J. Ross, Thomas W. Synnott, and James
D. Wood. Order Division staff members cooperating
in the project are Robert C. Sullivan, Chief, Jennifer
V. Magnus, Assistant Chief, Sandra A. Baumgardner,
and Elaine S. Neal.



LC ACQUIRES KOREAN PUBLICATIONS


The Library of Congress has recently received from
Japan positive microfilm reproductions of 15 North
Korean publications which are held in several libraries
in Tokyo. For some years, the Library has hoped to
acquire these works in their original printed form, but
has not succeeded in doing so.
The publications pertain to Korean language, litera-
ture, drama, architecture, and archaeology. Also
included are translations into modern Korean
vernacular-without Chinese characters-of four
important Korean traditional works originally written
in classical Chinese. A list of the items included is
available from the Korean Unit, Orientalia Division.



LIBRARY RECEIVES WORD OF DEATHS
OF TWO DISTINGUISHED LIBRARIANS


With the recent deaths of Dr. and Mrs. Werner B.
Ellinger, the Library of Congress lost two distin-
guished former officials and friends and the library
profession two influential members.
Mrs. Ellinger-Lucile M. Morsch-former Chief of
the Descriptive Cataloging Division of the Library and
a past President of the American Library Association
was found dead in her apartment on July 3.
Miss Morsch retired from the Library in 1965 after
25 years of service, first as Chief of the then new
Descriptive Cataloging Division, then as Chief of the
General Reference and Bibliography Division in a
rotation program for about one and a half years, and
then from 1953 to 1962 as Deputy Chief Assistant


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Librarian. She returned to the Descriptive Cataloging
Division in 1962 to serve as its chief and to represent
the Library on the American Library Association's
Catalog Code Revision Committee.
As an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. she
was a member of Mortar Board and Alpha Xi Delta
and in 1928 and again in 1929 she received the Lydia
C. Roberts Fellowship for graduate study at
Columbia University, where she received a B.S. degree
in 1929 and an M.S. degree from the School of
Library Science in 1930. After five years in the Cata-
log Department of the University of Iowa Libraries,
Miss Morsch became Associate Head and later Head
of the Catalog Department of the Enoch Pratt
Library in Baltimore. where she was in charge of both
cataloging and classification-a field to which she
devoted most of her life.
In recognition of her contributions to this field, the
American Library Association named her in 1951 the
first recipient of its Margaret Mann Award and in
1966 gave her the prized Melvil Dewey Medal for
"creative professional achievement of a high order,
particularly in the fields of library management,
library training, cataloging and classification, and the
tools and techniques of librarianship." An active
member of ALA for many years, she filled the office
of ALA Second Vice President in 1952-53, President
1957-58, and was a member of the ALA Council, a
member of numerous committees, and an officer at
the divisional and sectional levels. She was also Presi-
dent of the D.C. Library Association in 1954-55 and a
member of the Board of Directors of the Association
of College and Research Libraries in 1960-64.
Known well beyond the borders of the United
States as an authority in the library world, Miss
Morsch undertook two foreign assignments for the
Department of State: a 10-week tour of libraries in
Latin America in 1949 and a 13-week lecture tour in
1960-61 to Cyprus, Greece, India, Israel, Lebanon,
Pakistan, Turkey, the United Arab Republic, and
Yugoslavia. In 1957-62, she was a member of the U.S.
National Commission for Unesco. She taught in the
United States as well, at Louisiana State University
summer sessions and at Columbia University's School
of Library Service. A frequent contributor to pro-
fessional journals, she was editor of Library Litera-
ture 1921-32 (1934) and author of Check List of
New Jersey Imprints, 1784-1800 (1939).
Miss Morsch was married in 1944 to Werner B.
Ellinger, the former Specialist in Law Classification at
the Library of Congress, who died June 8 at George
Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Ellinger, who retired in April 1971 after serving
30 years with the Library of Congress. was born in
Heidelberg, Germany, received a doctorate of law
from the University of Heidelberg in 1934, and a
degree in library science from Columbia University in
1940. He came to the Library in 1941 as a Cataloger
in the Descriptive Cataloging Division and transferred
to the Subject Cataloging Division in 1942 as a
Subject Cataloger in the field of law. Starting in
1952, he was responsible for the development of the
Library of Congress classification for law, Class K. As
part of the groundwork, he prepared nine working
papers, all but one being systematic arrangements of
the subject matter of particular legal systems or the
law of individual jurisdictions. From 1958 on, Dr.
Ellinger was also instrumental in the preparation of
Subject Headings for the Literature of Law and Inter-
national Law, a specialized subject heading list first
published in 1963 and later in enlarged form in 1969.
Dr. Ellinger was active in the work of professional
library organizations. He served as chairman or
member of several committees of the American
Association of Law Libraries and the American
Library Association and chairman of the Potomac
Technical Processing Librarians.
Burial was private and it was Mrs. Ellinger's express
wish that there be no memorial services.



LC SURVEYS MARC SUBSCRIBERS


The Library of Congress has sent a questionnaire to
all MARC subscribers to determine how many wish to
have a "Government Publication" indicator applied
to MARC records, and to seek a solution to the
vexing problem of how broadly or how narrowly to
define "Government" publications for this purpose.
The indicator has already been provided for in the
MARC format for books, but the difficulty in
defining which titles are to be considered government
publications has prevented its being applied to MARC
records.
The "Government Publications" indicator would
allow subscribers either to retrieve all government
items on a given subject, or to retrieve from the
MARC records all works on that subject except for
government publications. The term "government"
could broadly apply to all local, State, and Federal
publications, including those, for example, of a State
university press, or could be more narrowly defined.


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FRiling the bailing machine with 500 pounds of waste paper After filling the bailing machine up to the level of the floor
from the Main and Annex Buildings are (l-r) Equipment the Equipment Operators sweep the loose waste paper into
Operators Guy Ross, Samuel Houser, and Lonnie Taylor. the machine and pack it down until level with the floor.


Mr. Houser closes the door and starts the machine. The floor
begins to rise at the same time, compressing the 500 pounds
of paper onto the top plate of the machine.


With the doors open on opposite sides of the machine, Mr.
Houser and Mr. Ross place cardboards on each side to con-
tain loose paper; wire bands are then placed around the bail.


Finally, Mr. Houser takes the waste paper out of the machine
on a fork lift and brings it to the storage area where the
recycling paper company will take delivery.


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LIBRARY PLAYS ROLE IN ECOLOGY
BY RECYCLING MOST WASTE PAPER
by Robert Lisbeth

Approximately 13,260 30-year-old trees have been
saved by the Library of Congress by recycling its
yearly 780 tons of waste paper. For more than 20
years the Library has been helping to save forests by
providing waste paper to different recycling paper
companies through General Services Administration
(GSA) contracts.
Each morning about 6,000 pounds of paper are
collected in the Main and Annex Buildings from
office trash cans, cardboard boxes, and discarded
books, magazines, and pamphlets from sections or
divisions allowed to discard such items. Wet coffee
cups and similar waste are not collected for bailing.
The collected paper is stored in the Bailing Room
of the Annex Sub-Basement next to the North
Shipping area where three times a week the paper is
placed in a machine which compresses approximately
500 pounds of paper at one time. Under the supervi-
sion of Theodore Brannum, Buildings Management
Office, the compressed paper is padded with card-
board and tightened with metal bands. Before 1964,
this great quantity of discarded paper was compressed
and bailed by hand.
Once bailed, the paper is moved from the Bailing
Room with a fork lift to a nearby storage area where
the paper is picked up by a recycling paper company
under contract with GSA. The paper companies
recycle the paper into fibrous wallboard, cereal
boxes, and rooting paper.
The Library obtains most of the paper for its
printing operation from the Government Printing
Office. The GPO does not use recycled paper, and
obtains very little "ecology paper," which presently
costs more than regular paper.
The photographs of the bailing operation were
made by Ainsworth Johnson of the Photoduplication
Service.


RESERVED PARKING ASSIGNED

A total of 59 applications for reserved street
parking were received in response to Special
Announcement 479 of May 24. The limited space
available for this parking on East Capitol Street has
been assigned to 45 Library staff carpools (a total of
207 staff members). Permits have been issued
effective July 3 for a six-month period on the basis of


the size of carpool membership (that is, the number
of passengers that ride regularly to and from work
with the carpool) and, when it was not possible to
accommodate carpools of a particular size, the com-
bined length of service of carpool membership.
Spaces are not numbered and will be available to per-
mit holders on a first-come first -served basis only.
Permit holders have been requested to park their
vehicles as close as practicable in order to obtain
maximum utilization of the limited space.


FOLKLORIST HELEN FLANDERS DIES

The Library of Congress has lost a friend of long
standing, Mrs. Helen Hartness Flanders, who died on
May 23 in Springfield, Vt. Mrs. Flanders was widely
known for her collecting of and her many books and
articles on New England folk songs.
Her husband was the late U.S. Senator from
Vermont, Ralph E. Flanders, and her long stay in
Washington increased her contact with the Library's
Music Division. As early as 1937, she helped the
Archive of Folk Song record traditional singers and
musicians in Vermont, and she gave the Archive
additional materials on the 1940's.
On February 17, 1948, Mrs. Flanders delivered in
the Coolidge Auditorium a lecture on "New England
Balladry," to the accompaniment of music by three
traditional singers from New England. The lecture,
which was made possible by the Louis Charles Elson
Memorial Fund, was recorded for the Library's collec-
tions.


VISITORS TO LC

Rodolfo Echeverria, son of the President of
Mexico, came to the Library of Congress on June 16
while his parents were being entertained by the Presi-
dent and Mrs. Nixon. Mr. Echeverria, who was
accompanied by Ruben Venzor Avellaro, an aide, had
a general tour and talked with staff in the Latin
American, Portuguese, and Spanish Division in an
effort to locate research materials not available to
him at home. (See photograph on p. 318.)
Two young librarians from South Vietnam came to
the Library of Congress recently under the sponsor-
ship of AID. Pham Thi Le Huong, who recently
received her master's degree in library science from
Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, visited the
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especially interested in the cataloging of Vietnamese
publications at the Library of Congress. She will be-
come librarian of Van Hahn Buddhist University in
Saigon on her return home.
Lam Vinh The, who has been studying library
science at Syracuse University, came to LC June 26.
Mr. The, who is planning to teach librarianship to
prospective high school librarians in the School of
Pedagogy, University of Saigon, had tours of the
Library's reference and processing services and visited
the Southern Asia Section.
Three young African librarians have been among
recent visitors to LC. Mrs. Bimpe Aboyade, who holds
a master's degree in library science from the Univer-
sity of Michigan, was at the Library on June 8 to
observe recent Library of Congress developments.
Mrs. Aboyade is living temporarily in Washington
while her husband is on assignment here; she is on


Mr. Echeverria


leave from her post as reference librarian at the
University of Ibadan, lbadan, Nigeria.
Another Nigerian, lbok Hogan-Bassey, a reference
librarian in the National Library, Lagos, came to LC
on June 5 during a month's visit to the United States
to study the compilation of library statistics. He had
a general orientation tour of the Library and visited
the African Section. Mr. Hogan-Bassey received his
graduate training af the Institute of Librarianship,
University of Ibadan.


Frobisher Kalibbala of Kampala, Uganda, who is a
student in the Graduate School of Library Service.
Columbia University, toured LC's Law Library on
June 21. He had previously toured other parts of the
Library with students from Columbia in March. On
his return to Africa, Mr. Kalibbala will be Law
librarian at Makerere University. Kampala.
Mrs. Rose Toeg, librarian for the USIA in Tel Aviv.
Israel, visited LC on June 20 during a training pro-
gram.
Mrs. Nira Naveh, Head of the Archaeology Library.
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, spent June 15 at
LC. Mrs. Naveh is on leave of absence to accompany
her husband who is Economic Attache at the Israeli
Embassy here.
A Korean grantee of the East-West Center who has
recently been awarded a master's degree in library
science from the University of Hawaii. Tae Sook
Chung, spent the week of June 13-20 in Washington.
Miss Chung was at the Library on several different
days, talked with staff members of the Orientalia
Division, and observed operations in the Reference
and Processing Departments.
The librarian of the Institute of Latin American
Studies in Stockholm, Sweden, Britt Johansson.
visited a number of libraries in the Washington area
beginning June 22. At LC, she took a general tour,
and paid visits to the Latin American. Portuguese.
and Spanish and Geography and Map Divisions, and
various divisions of the Processing Department.
During the rest of her week here, she went to the
Columbus Library of the Pan American Union. the
Technical Information Office of the OAS, the Inter-
American Development Bank Library, and the World
Bank Library. She will see a number of other Ameri-
can libraries with special collections of Latin Ameri-
can material before returning to Sweden.


STAFF NEWS

DEATH OF A FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Mary E. Baldassare, a former employee in the Book
Section of the Copyright Office Cataloging Division.
died Thursday, June 22. Mrs. Baldassare. who
resigned from the Copyright Office in September
1951, came to work in the Cataloging Division in
March 1947.
A native of Connecticut, Mrs. Baldassare worked in
private industry there before coming to the Library
of Congress.
She is survived by her husband. Silvio F. Baldassare.


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a retired employee of the Librar)'s Special Police
Force, retired also from the U.S. Marine Corps. He
lives in the Distnct of Columbia.
Services were held at the Wilhelm Funeral Home in
Suitland. Md.. with interment in Arlington National
Cemetery.

RETIREMENTS

Thirty-two LC Employees Retire In June
More than 40.000 Federal workers chose to retire
on June 30 to take advantage of the cost-of-living
bonus. Among the retirees were 32 Library of Con-
gress staff members. The increase added 4.8 percent
to the monthly retirement check. Since 1963, when
the clause was written into the retirement law, there
have been eight increases. These increases occur
whenever the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases
by 3 percent, for three consecutive months, over the
old base month.
The following members of the Library's staff were
included in the retirements of June 30. Several other
LC retirements were reported in last week's Bulletin;
additional names will be noted next week.

Tracy Dunn, Library Assistant and Receptionist in
the Rare Book Division of the Reference Department,
retired on June 30 after 33 years of service in the
Library.
Born in Bluefield, W. Va., in 1912, Mr. Dunn
attended Genoa High School, graduating in 1929. He
continued his education at Tuskegee Institute in Busi-
ness Administration, returning to Bluefield after grad-
uation in 1934.
In 1936, Mr. Dunn came to Washington and, after
various positions, including an appointment as
Historical Research Worker at Howard University,
joined the staff of the Library in 1939 in the Stack
and Reader Division, then known as Reading Rooms.
He was consistently noted for his industry, depend-
ability, and accuracy. Three years later, Mr. Dunn
entered military service and served in campaigns in
Algeria. and in Italy from Naples to the Po Valley. He
returned to the Library in 1945 and ten years later,
following a temporary assignment, he was appointed
to the position in the Rare Book Room which he held
at the time of retirement.
Sadly, the last days of Mr. Dunn's service, were
clouded by illness resulting from a heart attack. He is,
however, recuperating normally at Misericordia
Hospital in Philadelphia. His many friends among the
Library staff and visitors extend their wishes for a


speedy recovery.
Marvine B. Stockton. Head of the Reference Search
Section in the Copyright Oftice Reference Division.
retired on June 30 after approximately 17 years with
the Federal government.
Mrs. Stockton began her government career on
February 7, 1955, with the Copyright Ottice as a
Library Assistant in the Compliance Section of the
Reference Division. She transferred to the Releience
Search Section in 1957 and became Assistant Head of
the section in 1966. On July 12, 1971, Mrs. Stockton
was promoted to Head of the Reference Search
Section and served in that capacity until her retire-
ment.
She is a graduate of Cumberland University and did
graduate work in library science at Catholic Univer-
sity.
Mrs. Stockton was the guest of honor at a luncheon
given by 40 of her colleagues on June 15.
Mrs. Leona O. Weaver, Secretary to the Assistant
Director for Management Services retired on June 30,
after more than 27 years of Federal service.
Mrs. Weaver, a native of Walcott, Iowa, attended
Browns Business College in Davenport. She began her
Federal career in 1937 with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. In 1949, she joined the staff of the
Library as a Clerk Typist in the Cataloging Division of
the Copyright Office and shortly after transferred to
the position of Printing and Publications Clerk in the
same office. In 1953, Mrs. Weaver was promoted to
Library Assistant in the Register's Office.
She was appointed in 1968 to the position she held
at the time of retirement.

Three Receive Service Awards
In ceremonies in the Librarian's office on June 9,
Mrs. Hilah J. Gaba, Samuel Bryant, and Calvin L.
Clark received awards for their significant contribu-
tions to the Library of Congress.
Mrs. Gaba, Loan Reference Specialist in the Loan
Division, was recognized with a Meritorious Service
Award and a cash award of $175. She was cited for
the cheerful and efficient manner in which she
assumed the Congressional duties of the Assistant
Head of the section during the period of September
1971 through April 1972 when he was detailed to
another Library program. For her performance of
these duties in addition to her regular duties, Mrs.
Gaba's citation noted that "your acceptance of the
exceptional responsibility reflects great credit on you
and the Library of Congress."
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the Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped, received a Meritorious Service Award plus a
cash award of $100 in recognition of his initiative and
diligence in the performance of his duties, his
excellent attendance record, and his demonstrated
interest in the total program of the division. He was
cited especially for his "constructive efforts in
training new staff members" resulting in the more
effective operation of the section, excellent staff
morale, and high productivity.


Mr. Bryant and Mr. Mumford


Mr. Clark's Incentive Award, plus a $50 cash award,
was given in recognition of his work in the Cold
Regions Bibliography Section of the Science and
Technology Division. The award acknowledges his
contribution to the work of the Reference Depart-
ment through the part he played in developing several
procedures which resulted in increased efficiency and
in savings for the Cold Regions Bibliography Project.
Of special note was Mr. Clark's adaptation of a
surplus Library copier to the particular production
needs of the project, thus avoiding the purchase of
new equipment.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Mrs. Henriette D. Avram, Chief of the MARC
Development Office, participated in the 22nd
National Convention of the Society of Women
Engineers held in Cambridge, Mass., on June 22-25.
At a technical session on the "Computer in the Busi-
ness World," Mrs. Avram spoke on "Applications of
Computers to a Large Library," discussing the
function of a library, the need for control, compre-
hensiveness, quality, and currency as well as the


problems in achieving these requirements. Economic
conditions and national and international implica-
tions were also discussed.
Robert L. Chartrand, Specialist in Information
Sciences for the Congressional Research Service, is
the author of a chapter entitled "The Governor and
the New Systems Technology" which has been
published in the recent book The American Governor
in Behavioral Perspective (New York, Harper & Row,
1972, 305 p.) In commentary on Mr. Chartrand's
chapter, former Governor Orville Freeman notes that
"integrated forward planning, quantitative methods
and man machine devices for the first time in
American history make it possible for a governor to
really direct, measure and control what takes place in
his administration and thus to govern wisely,
efficiently and effectively."
Emphasized in this treatment of the governor's
utilization of such innovative tools and techniques are
the considerations in creating in-house expertise
versus using contractor service, the degree to which
systems analysis and data processing activities are
funded by the various States, the extent of Federal
agency support, and the responsibilities for planning
and monitoring the use of systems technology both at
the State level and where interstate exchange of infor-
mation is important.
Mrs. Gloria Hsia, Chief of the Catalog Publication


Mr. Clark and the Librarian


Division, spoke to a group of 70 professional
librarians and post-graduate library science students
at the National Central Library of the Republic of
China in Taipei, Taiwan. on June 15. Her topic was


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the preparation and use of the National Union Cata-
log which some of the ( himese librarians atiendingl
the session pointed out is very useful in their catalog
ing and research work. The National Central Librax)
is currently working on plans to establish its own
national union catalog with the cooperation of 14
Nationalist Ciunese libraries
After Mrs. Hsia's talk, Dr. Li Chih-chung, Director
of the National Central Librar escorted Mrs. Hsia on
a tour of that institution. Mrs. Hsia, a native of
Shanghai. China, was vacationing in the Far East
during the first three weeks of June.

Choral Society Presents Musical Satire
Members of the WRA Choral Society delighted
their audiences as they frolicked through a program
of both original and well-known numbers in "Let Us


Howard S. Walker, Head of the Loan Reference Section, Loan Divis
Mrs. Gaba, and Legare H. B. Obear, Chief of the Loan Division,
ceremonies held on June 9. Story on pp. 319-20.

All Hang Out (Together)" which was presented on
Thursday, June 22, at 11:45 a.m. and repeated on
Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Audito-
rium. This musical satire-written, staged, and
directed by Albert Cherry of the Card Division-
commented on a number of existing social problems
ranging from "Bridge Over Troubled City" to
"Dupont Circle Blues" and "Why Not Eliminate
Men," all written by Mr. Cherry. More traditional
tunes by such composers as Cole Porter and Richard
Rodgers were presented with originality.


Costuming for several speciality numbers rendered
certain LC staffers almost unrecognizhale Mr. Cherry
in a new coiffure as leader of a hippie group with
friends Mrs. Jo Jarrette, Manuscript Division. Mr,,
Elihabeth Giflord, Personnel Operations Office: Mrs.
Kim Moden. Descriptive Cataloging Division: and Lisa
Nickersun Congressional Research Service. In the
numbers "Church of the Joyful Noise" and "I'm So
Glad," spirits ran high with Sammy VH.ishingtn.
Photoduplication Service, as Brother Sam and Reha
Burruss, Catalog Management Division. as Sister
Mary.
Other Choral Society members featured in solos or
duets were Mrs. Tina Connolly. Congressional
Research Service; George Hobart, Prints and Photo-
graphs Division: Harold Boyd. Shared Cataloging
Division; and Mrs. Carmen Bukaty. Subject Cjtalolg
ing Division. The final song of
the program, was "Climb Every
Mountain." was dedicated to
Mrs. Bukaty who, because of her
recent retirement, was per-
forming in her last Choral
Society program.
Additional members of the
company were Mary Grathwol.
Serial Record Division: Ernest
Sowers. Buildings Management
Office; Bob Trbovich. Shared
Cataloging Division: Huey Cole,
Disbursing Office: Nancy Daven-
port. Congressional Research
Service: Mrs. Nadia Hamilton,
Catalog Management Division:
Cheryl Towne, Shared Catalog-
ing Division: and Linda Umalas.
S Serial Record Division.
Those involved in the produc-
sion. Mr. Mumford. tion were: musical arrangements.
at Incentive Award Chester Hobson. Descriptive
Cataloging Division: stage
manager. Mrs. Hettie Prater.
Information Systems Office; accompanists. Mr.
Hobson, Milt Collins, Serial Record Division. and
Regis Noel; rehearsal accompanist. Miss Towne: script
typists, Mrs. Barbara Collins and Maxine Christian.
Card Division; scenery. Mrs. Connolly and Mr.
Cherry; costumes, Mrs. Jarette and Phyllis Tucker:
and president and business manager. Miss Nickerson.

Warnings on Dangers of Summer Sun Issued
The American Cancer Society has made skin cancer
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service (462-7000) for the period of June
21-September 21. Advising area residents to be
sensible about exposure to the sun, the Society also
urges people to call its number to learn the warning
signals of skin cancer.
While the most prevalent of all cancers, skin cancer
is also the most curable form of the disease if
detected and treated at an early stage. Today 90 per-
cent of patients with skin cancer are cured, and
physicians say that if all patients sought medical
treatment early enough, the percentage of cured cases
could be even higher.
Prolonged over-exposure to direct sunlight will be
the principal cause of skin cancer for more than
4,000 people in the metropolitan Washington, D.C.,
area this year. The American Cancer Society is par-
ticularly anxious, therefore, to remind people of the
dangers of sun worship. Skin cancer occurs most
often in people who have fair, ruddy, or sandy com-
plexions and who are exposed excessively to sunlight.
Those in occupations that keep them directly under
the sun-sailors, farmers, construction workers-must
exercise extra care. The Society advises using sun
hats, long sleeves, and gloves as protective clothing
against the sun's rays. Lotions and ointments can also
be helpful tools.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
James H. Hutson, whose appointment as Coordi-
nator of American Revolution Bicentennial Programs
in the Library of Congress was announced in the
Information Bulletin of November 18, 1971, assumed
his duties on a full time basis the first of July.
Mr. Hutson, formerly the Director of Publications
at the Institute of Early American History and
Culture at Williamsburg, Va., has been dividing his
time between Williamsburg and the Library since he
was named to the Coordinator post.

Appointments: Sidney D. Clemons, senior systems analyst,
GS-14, ISO, 2640; Michael L. Cunningham, clerk-messenger,
GS-1, CS, NP; Calvin M. Davis, Jr., assistant electrostatic
print operator, GT-3, Photodup, 8-100; Sylvia Jane Dickey,
library technician, GS-4, Desc Cat, 2865; Jerry F. Emanuel,
music cataloger, GS-11, Desc Cat, 2601; Susan Faith Hussey,
shelflister trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat, 2850; Curt J. Landtroop,
clerical assistant, GT-3, DBPH, NP; Nancy H. McAleer, copy-
right examiner, GS-9, Cop Exam, 2538; John T. B. Mayer,
library aid, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Conrad Ornstein, reading
room assistant. GS-2, S&R, 6-600; Alfredda H. Payne, pre-
liminary cataloger, GS-5, Desc Cat, 2671; Siti Aisah Prajogo.
descriptive cataloger, GS-11, Desc Cat, NP; Michael H.


Shelley, exchange specialist, GS-9, E&G, NP: Dean
Strohmeyer, music cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, 2830.
Reappointments: Eugene E. Burrell, clerk, GS-3, CRS D,
NP; Eugenia Ann Koburger, caption assistant and searcher,
GS-5, P&P, NP; James E. Chatman, cataloger-filer-trainee,
GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 2690; James A. Sayler, assistant coordina-
tor, GS-13, CRS D, 2858.
Promotions: Earl O. Carter, to deck attendent, GS-3, S&R.
4-600; Barbara V. Dashiell, Share Cat, to shelflister-trainee,
GS-5, Subj Cat, 2850; Minos Georgarakis, to visual informa-
tion specialist, GS-11, CS, 2888; Cornelia 0. Goode, Cat
Publ, to shelflister-trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat, 2820; Joyce B.
Hamilton, to secretary to assistant chief, GS-6, DBPH, 2859;
Alice I. McKay, Cop Cat, to secretarial and editorial assistant,
GS-5, ALC, 2861; Barbara B. Maddox, to administrative
secretary and staff assistant, GS-7, Desc Cat, 2836; Kathryn
Morgan, Subj Cat, to assistant editor of catalog publications.
GS-9, Cat Publ, 2768; Robert L. Neal, S&R, to shelflister-
trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat, 2850; Violet H. Pagard, Desc Cat, to
shelflister-trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat, 2850; Jeanette M. Poole,
to fiscal accountant assistant, GS-7, FMO, 2931; Eileen G.
Young, to continuations acquisition assistant. GS-5, Ord,
2744; Elizabeth B. Zach, CRS L, to reference specialist.
GS-12, GR&B, 2854.
Resignations: Patricia P. Jessen, FMO; Judith A. Kolberg,
CRS E; Donald J. Wilson, Bldgs Mgmt.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Battle are the parents of a
son, Arthur Bradley, born June 16 at Cafritz
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Battle is a Charge Records
Assistant in the Loan Division.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greene are the parents of a
second son, Andrew Merrill. He was born June 20 at
Arlington Hospital, and weighed 7 lbs., and 1 oz. Mr.
Greene is a Senior Programmer in the Information
Systems Office.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Louallen are the parents of a
boy, Alvin Gerell, born July 2 at Columbia Hospital
for Women. Mr. Louallen is a Motor Vehicle Operator
in the Motor Vehicle Unit, Central Services Division,
and Mrs. Louallen is employed by the Department of
Transportation.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Thomas are the parents of
their first child, Bret David. born June 23 at the
Washington Hospital Center. Master Thomas weighed
in at 9 Ibs.. 8 oz. Mr. ThomaN is a Programmer in the
Information Systems Office.








July 14, 1972


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 23,
Part 1, No. 2, Section 1: Books and Pamphlets
Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals,
Current and Renewal Registrations January-June
1969. (ix, pp. 1-1319.) Section 2: Books and Pam-
phlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodi-
cals: Title Index. January-June 1969. (pp.
1321-1584.) For sale by the Supenntendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402. at $7.50 an issue (in two sections) or
$15 a year, domestic, and $18.75 a year, foreign (LC
3.6/5:23/1). The complete Catalog of Copyright
Entries for the year sells for $50 a year, domestic,
and $62.50 a year, foreign.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress. 2nd Session. Supplement No. 1 to
Cumulative issue No. 2, 1972. (Various pagings.) For
sale by the Superintendent for 70 cents this issue or
$50 a session, domestic, and $62.50 a session, foreign
(LC 14.6.92-2/I-3/Supp. 1).
Information for Readers in the Library of Congress.
1972. (12 p.) This newly revised guide updates an
earlier edition issued in 1968; it is available free upon
request to the Central Services Division, Library of
Congress, Washington. D.C. 20540.

Press Releases: No. 72-46 (July 3) Frederick Goff retires as
Rare Book Chief of Library of Congress; No. 7247 (July 3)
William Matheson is appointed Chief of Library of Congress
Rare Book Division; No. 72-48 (July 3) Librarian of Congress
appoints Robert L. Nay as Assistant Chief of American-
British Law Division; No. 72-49 (July 3) Exhibit of Mahlon
Loomis manuscripts opens at Library of Congress.


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

NCLIS to Hold First Public Hearing in Chicago
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Sciences (NCLIS) will hold the first of several
regional hearings on September 27 at the Dirksen
Federal Building in Chicago. The hearing will give
citizens of the upper midwest region an opportunity
to present to Commission members their views on the
present and future needs of library and information
services on the national and local level. Other regional
hearings are scheduled tentatively for San Francisco
on November 29 and Atlanta on March 7, 1973.
Interested persons may submit statements for the
record to NCLIS, 1717 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C.


20036 by mid August. Those who will be asked for
oral remarks will be notified by September 8. The
brevity of the hearing will make it impossible for all
who submit written testimony to be heard and
questioned orally. Testimony submitted, however,
will be reviewed by the Commission and will become
part of the official hearing record.


FLC Hears Report on Environmental Design
At the June 21 Federal Library Committee
meeting, the Task Force on Physical Facilities
reported on the contractual study, "Library Environ-
mental Design." Frazer Poole, Coordinator of
Building Planning at the Library of Congress, pre-
sented the Task Force's recommendation that it
pursue additional procedures to secure designs
suitable for Federal libraries.
In other action, the Committee discussed its plans
to present a report to the National Commission on
Libraries and Information Science; it also accepted
recommendations concerning military representation
on the Committee and development of a Federal
library service center project.


Grant Given to Commonwealth Library Group
A $70,000 grant has been made by the Common-
wealth Foundation in Great Britain for the first three
years of work in the formation and operation of a
Commonwealth Library Association. At a meeting
last September in London called by the Library
Association of the United Kingdom, representatives
of 20 Commonwealth library associations agreed to
the principle of a Library Association. Since then a
constitution for an association has been ratified by all
21 countries concerned.
The $70,000 grant will be spread over three years,
with an additional grant of about $2,400 to the
British Association for the initial work involved in
bringing the new body into being.
A council and honorary officers will be elected and
it is hoped to hold the first meeting of the council in
November, possibly in Nigeria. One of its first tasks
will be to decide on a location for headquarters.
The Commonwealth Association is intended to help
improve libraries in the Commonwealth, maintain and
strengthen links between librarians of the various
countries, support and encourage library associations
in the individual countries, and concern itself with
education for librarianship and common, reciprocal
standards of qualification.







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United Nations Libraries Publish Annual Report
The 1971 Annual Report of the United Nations
libraries has recently been published. The document,
Annual Report of the Headquarters Library, the
Geneva Library, the Libraries of the Economic Com-
missions and of Uniod, 1971, contains information
about the administration, acquisitions, processing of
materials, organization of the collections, services to
readers, services and assistance to other parts of the
Secretariat and other libraries, external relations,
bibliographies, and statistics for the past fiscal year.
Inquiries concerning the report can be made to
Director, Dag Hammarskjold Library, United Nations,
New York, N.Y. 10017.

Univ. of California Plans Library Workshops
The University of California Extension will sponsor
four two-day library workshops in August at the
University of California in Santa Curz. They are
"Mechanization of Library Technical Processes,"
August 11-12; "Cost Analysis of Library Operations,"


August 18-19; "Contemporary Management Issues in
Academic Libraries," August 22-23; and "Library and
Information Services for Prison Populations," August
25-26. Tuition for each workshop is $95. Further in-
formation is available from Donald Hummel or Jane
York, University of California Extension, Santa Cruz,
Calif. 95060.


Book Conservation Seminar Is Scheduled
A third Annual Seminar in Book Conservation will
be held on September 25-29 at the Sedona Arts
Center, Sedona, Ariz. Nancy and Colton Storm, book
restorers and conservators, will lead the sessions.
Among topics to be discussed are "Problems and
Principles of Book Conservation," "Survey of Book
Binding Methods as Related to Book Restoration,"
and "Survey of Binding Styles and Techniques."
The fee for the seminar is $75 and is due by August
15. Checks should be made payable to Storm
Bindery, Drawer L, Sedona, Ariz. 86336.




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