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Art and archaeology technical abstracts
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Vol. 31, no. 1 (Jan. 6, 1972)-
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a TJiT. (s) .Owens, an experienced research
idaial~.rwt, il. ben appointed Executive Officer
of athrCo grinl Rearch Service. His appoint-
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..... : i:. 'BICY. LING TO LC
.Thi t4po~.$ WainSuton, D.C. area, the site of
thi nation's s:rt coammter bike path, has recently
see being popularity in bicycling with the
resi:, if imore ai' tIoIe people bicycling to the
LAkilVrA .faIhadl random survey of bicyclists
utrrWIik 5 Si~nel rack facility located behind the
lt'i~itlP"llrat St. reveals that a typical user is
.i. : .~B to .the Library, five days a
M e *g asta with either. a three-or
A hil other modes of transportation
swat. ttl*i, t chose a bike mainly because it
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bikes in from a free fringe parking area and saved a
S30 a month parking lot fee which paid for his bike
in three months. Other cyclists said the time they
save by using a bike rather than a car or bus gives
them a few extra minutes in bed each morning. Carlo
La Ports of the Foreign Affairs Division in CRS rides
his bike to LC each day so he can have the option of
going home for lunch or on errands during lunch or
after work. Others cited the good exercise, the envi-
ronmental advantages, and the pleasure of riding a
Although not expressed by the cyclists, some of the
future reasons for riding a bike to the Library might
be the possible increase in bus fares, continuing fuel
shortages, and limits to street parking on Capitol Hill.
On a typical day 20 spaces are taken by employees
by 9 a.m. but by 11 a.m. almost all of the other 75
spaces are occupied. Not everyone using the LC racks
is an employee or reader; some use the racks and walk
to the Folger Shakespeare Library or the U.S.
Supreme Court, which do not provide bicycle parking
A Library special police officer is stationed in the
vicinity of the bicycle racks between 6 a.m. and 9:45
p.m., Monday through Friday. Although most of
those surveyed thought the Library provides adequate
protection from theft when compared to other
places, there were several suggestions for safeguarding
the bikes.
The cyclists recommended that bikes be registered
with the local police because if a registered bike is


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Basil T. Owens Appointed
Executive Officer of CRS .
Bicycling to LC .........
Law Library Training Course .
Library of Congress Publications
News in the Library World .
Staff News . .

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stolen and relocated it can be traced to its owner.
Also, insurance was recommended for expensive
Bicycles reported stolen in the District of Columbia
during 1972 numbered 1,712 according to the Metro-
politan Police. FBI statistics indicate that bicycle
theft increased nationwide by 57 per cent from 1966
through 1971.
Francis E. Verrier, Head of the Protective Services
Section in the Buildings Management Office, has been
working on the problem of bicycle thefts with the
Metropolitan Police who have recorded a particular
increase in the number of thefts on Capitol Hill. Mr.
Verrier recommends that area cyclists purchase and
use the best bike chains and locks available.
Cyclists have found that the best place for a chain
is high off the ground where a young thief cannot
take advantage of leverage with a chain cutter. Also
the chain should be long enough to be placed through
the bike rack and through both wheels and the frame.
Some cyclists use two chains but one chain is suffi-
cient if it is 1/4 inch or larger of the case-hardened
"canmalloy" type with a similar size key-type padlock
having at least a 2 1/2 inch case. One cyclist using a
heavy chain does not always carry it while riding but
simply keeps it locked to the LC bik rack c~etright
or during the weekend.
Detachable items such as bags, tools, bells, air
pumps, dog repellents, water bottles, and straps

should be removed and taken inside the building to
prevent theft. Finally, bikes should be kept at the
racks where the policemen can keep a better watch
rather than at an unattended area.
[Robert L. Lisbeth]


Eight Law Library personnel recently completed a
six-week in-house training course on "The Service and
Maintenance of Legal Materials." The eight
employees who participated in the course held during
the spring included Clifton Brown, Processing Sec-
tion; Bruce Fairchild, European Law Division; George
Fullen, American-British Law Division; Jasper John-
son, American-British Law Division; Frank Jones,
Processing Section; Paul Jones, American-British Law
Division; Ernest Kilton, Processing Section; and
James Zeigler, American-British Law Division.
The course was organized by Howard Fawcett,
Stack Services Supervisor of the American-British
Law Division. In addition to lectures by Mr. Fawcett,
several other members of the Law Library staff par-
ticipated in teaching the course, including Carleton
Kenyon, Law Librarian; Marlene McGuirl, Chief of
the American-British Law Division; Roger Tilley,
Head of the Processing Section; Loretta Norris,
Supervisory Reference Librarian; Charles Brooks,
Reference Librarian; and Eugene Nabors, Technical
Information Specialist.
The six-week course, which was open to Law Li-
brary staff members as part of the Library's upward
mobility program, covered such topics as the classifi-
cation and cataloging of legal materials, searching,
shelfreading, and a study of basic legal reference
tools. Tentative plans are being made for a supple-
ment to this course to be given at a later date.


Practically every area of the Library has been
affected by this year's June rush to retirement. The
focus in this issue, one in a series begun last week, is
on a dozen retirees, 10 from the Administrative
'De'p ftrfhdht ~Bf one each from the Copyright Office
and the Law Library.
Janet R. Keller, Supervisor of the Revising and
Filing Unit in the Service Division of the Copyright


July 13, 1973

Office, retired on June 8 after 34 years of Govern-
ment service.
She graduated from Columbia University with a
B.S. degree in education and taught in the New York
City public schools. She later moved to Tennessee
and established the first demonstration kindergarten
at the University of Tennessee. This involved training
practice teachers and working with parents in child
Mrs. Keller then moved to Washington, D.C., to
work with the Federal Public Housing Authority,
-where she assisted in establishing national standards
for State-operated day care centers for wartime work-
ing mothers. She also assisted the District of Colum-
bia Government in establishing 24 centers in the
Nation's capital and later became director of the
largest of these centers, administering a staff of 20
professional and custodial employees.
At the liquidation of the day care program in 1951,
Mrs. Keller came to the Library as a Library
Technician in Filing in the Card Division, and trans-
ferred to the Copyright Office in October 1964. Her
retirement plans include overseas traveling.
Nadine D. Shank, Payroll Clerk with the Payroll
Preparation Unit, completed more than 30 years of
Federal service at the Library of Congress by the time
she retired on June 29. She worked for a time at the
former War Department as a card puncher and verifier
before coming to the Library in 1943 as a Keypunch
Operator and Verifier in the Tabulating Office.
Mrs. Shank Was born in Buena Vista, Ga., where she
graduated from high school. She attended the Young
Harris Junior College in her home State, a business
school in Atlanta and, later in Washington, an IBM
school for keypunching.
Her promotion to Payroll Clerk came in 1952. For
her performance, she has received two Meritorious
Service Awards, one each in 1960 and 1967.
Mrs. Shank's co-workers held a coffee hour in her
honor on June 28, prior to her return to her home
The June retirement list included three from the
Library's Special Police Force. They were Hobert F.
Garrison, Officer; Arthur E. Clement, Sergeant; and
Joseph G. Farris, Officer.
Officer Garrison retired on June 29 after 39 years
of Federal service. His first career was in the military,
where he served from 1927 to 1948 with the U.S.
Marine Corps in the Philippines and in China. -He
came to the Library as a Guard in the then Guard
Division on August 1, 1955. From September 1961
until December 1968, he,was Security Guard with the

then Defense Research Division, later serving as that
unit's Chauffeur-Courier. He returned to the Special
Police Force in 1970, holding the duty station at the
Federal Research Division from that time to his
Sgt. Clement had completed more than 32 years of
Government service when he retired on June 29.
A native of Salisbury, N.C., he graduated from
Price High School there in 1925 and attended Hamp-
ton College from 1925 to 1927.
He was employed at the Washington Navy Yard for
more than 19 years before he came to the Library in
1960 as a Guard in the then Guard Division. His
appointment to the rank of Sergeant was effective on
January 16, 1967.
Sgt. Clement's helpfulness, dependability, and good
manner in getting along with all personnel endeared
him to all who knew him, and he will be greatly
Officer Farris completed more than 20 years of ser-
vice in the Government before his retirement on June
Born in Larksville, Pa., he served with the Army Air
Force during the World War II years, with duty sta-
tions in England and on the Continent. After the war,
he worked at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in
White Oak, Md., and came to the Library in 1957 as a
Guard in the former Guard Division.
At least five employees in the Buildings Services
Section of the Administrative Department retired in
May or June. They and their retirement dates are
Robert Agnor, May 30; Mirrian G. Brannum, June 29;
Eleanor Silver, June 29; Louise E. Simms, June 30;
and Agnes B. Brace, June 29.
Mr. Agnor, Night Porter, worked with the Federal
Government for more than 30 years. He came to the
Library in 1963 and served for about a year as a
Guard before his appointment to Night Porter.
His Federal career began with the military. He
entered the U.S. Army on November 14, 1941. After
the war, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served
as a Warehousing Specialist, later rising to the rank of
Chief Warehouseman, and retiring from active service
in 1962. Serving in both the European and Pacific
Theatres, he was the recipient of numerous awards
and decorations. Mr. Agnor is a native of Lexington,
Mirrian G. Brannum, the former Mirrian G. Dorsey,
,racked up 30: years of Federal service before her
retirement. She was employed by the Interior Depart-
ment for four years before coming to the Library in
1947. She was promoted to Assistant Head, Char-

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force. Annex Building, on June 1. 1956, and on
March 1. 1960. to Head, Charforce. Annex Building.
Mrs. Brannum is a native of the District of Colum-
bia and received her education in the District schools,
including Randall Junior High. Old Cardozo High and
Dunbar High Schools.
Eleanor Silver, a native of Vermuda. Va., had more
than 21 years of service in the Federal Government to
her credit when she retired. She spent all of her years
at the Library with the Buildings Services Section.
Louise E. Simms, a native of the District of Colum-
bia, was with the Buildings Services Section for more
than 20 years of Federal service.
She had the distinction of being selected as the first
LC Employee-Of-The-Month when the monthly
recognition program began last month [see the LC
Information Bulletin. June 22. p. 217)].
Agnes B. Brace, of the Buildings Services Section,
retired with more than nine years of Federal service
to her credit. She is a native of Dupoint Heights, Md.
The retirees from the Buildings Services Section
and the Protective Services Section were guests of
honor at a reception held in the Whittall Pavilion on
June 22.
Walter B. Moyer, Supervisor of the Camera, Pro-
cessing, and Printing Unit in the Photoduplication
Service, retired on June 29 after more than 30 years
of Federal service, the last 11 years with the Library
of Congress.
Mr. Moyer received a 30-year Federal Service
Award pin in October 1972 [see LC Information
Bulletin, November 3, 1972, p. 473]. Mr. Moyer is
best known for his knowledge of photography and his
consistent willingness to serve the needs of the Li-
brary and the public.
A reception honoring Mr. Moyer was held on June
29 in the Photoduplication Service with many of his
co-workers and friends from the Library attending.
Roger B. Tilley. Head of the Law Library Process-
ing Section, retired on June 22 after 15 years with
the Library.
A native of Ashland, Maine, Mr. Tilley was grad-
uated from Colby College in 1937 with a B.A. degree,
followed by graduate work at George Washington
From 1941 to 1945, he served in the military
forces of World War II in the European Theatre. He
later spent 10 years with the U.S. Navy and State
Departments, engaged mostly with' investigative
assignments overseas. He came to the Card Division of
the Library in 1958 holding progressively responsible
positions there and later in the Serial Record and

Order Divisions. He was named Processing Coordina-
tor in the Law Library in 1967, and promoted three
years later to his present position. He also serves as
presiding Chairman of the Law Library Processing
Coordinating Committee.
Mr. Tilley received a Meritorious Service Award
from the Librarian of Congress in June 1971 for out-
standing work in connection with a surplus processing

Awards for suggestions or other noteworthy per-
formance went to 15 Library of Congress employees
during an awards ceremony held June 14 in the office
of the Librarian. Mr. Mumford presented the awards
to the employees and cited each for his or her con-
tribution. Among those receiving awards were the
Rosemary Caruthers, Librarian in the Division for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, received a
Meritorious Service Award and a cash award of S175
for "performance that substantially exceeded job
requirements," and particularly, "for help in restruc-
turing the procedures" of the National Collections
Section, thus "strengthen ling] services to readers and
regional librarians" and for "training and supervision
of staff" in a new unit.
Barbara R. Noe, Administrative Secretary in the
Geography and Map Division, received a Meritorious
Service Award and a cash award of $50 for her "sig-
nificant contribution" to the work of the division's
administrative office and for her "competence and
effectiveness in perform [ance]" especially during a
four-month period in 1972 when the office was with-
out additional secretarial staff.
Clay Wilson III, Senior Issue Desk Assistant in the
Stack and Reader Division, also received a Meritori-
ous Service Award, in addition to a $100 cash award,
for his "suggestion to provide basic reference orienta-
tion for issue desk assistants which increased the
efficiency of the staff and improved service to
readers" and reflected "credit upon you [Mr. Wilson]
and the Library of Congress."
Two other employees of the Stack and Reader Divi-
sion were singled out for recognition. Bruce Martin,
Issue Desk Assistant, received an Incentive Award and
a $125 cash award for "exemplary performance from
December 1972 to April 1973 during the absence of
the Stack Supervisor," performance that exceeded
"normal requirements" and displayed "unusual
John F. Thomas, Assistant Head of the Reader




July 13, 1973

Service Section, was presented with an Incentive ing in that capacity for about eight years, he was
Award and a $35 cash award for his "suggestion on reassigned, for a period of several months, as Assist-
Central Charge Services" which, in the words of the ant Coordinator of Research. In that position, he had
Librarian's citation, "has caused procedures to be responsibility for the receipt and distribution of Con-
established resulting in staff expediency, and which gressional inquiries. His assignment as Assistant
will provide better service to the public." Executive Officer came in January 1972.
Born in Rochester, Pa., on
August 19, 1931, Mr. Owens
studied history at the Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh, where
he completed requirements
for the B.A. degree in 1953.
The next year, he undertook
graduate work there and
served as an assistant in the
history department.
From May 1955 to Octo-
ber 1958, he completed his
military service, as an air op-
erations instructor with the
U.S. Air Force. Upon dis-
"charge, he enrolled in the Car-
negie Library School of the
Carnegie Institute of Tech-
nology in Pittsburgh and
graduated in 1960 with the
M. Marrin, Mr. Thomas Mr. Wilon, Mrs. Caruthers, Mis Noe, and the Librarian Master of Library Science de-
gree. His continuing education has included various
Clhrene H. Cohen, Supervisor of the Camera Unit graduate courses and in-service training programs in the
in the Photoduplication Service, received an Incentive fields of management, public personnel administration,
Award and a $200 cash award for "significant con- and mechanization of information processes.
tribution to the Photoduplication Service in carrying Mr. and Mrs. Owens, the former Genevieve Sharon
out and coordinating the move and relocation of Bright, live in southwest Washington, D.C.
camera operators and equipment" and in maintaining
normal production levels during renovation of the
uait's permanent quarters.


(Continued from p. 245)

He came to the Library in 1960 as one of seven
oitstanding library school graduates selected that
S year to participate in the Library's Special Recruit
Program of intensive orientation and training. He
carved, as a Position Classifier and, in 1962, he was
appointed to the position of Assistant Head, Employ-
ment Section, in the Library's Personnel Office.
he- noew Executive Officer's first position in the
thu Legislative Reference Service was as Administra-
thfe' Offier, beginning in November 1963. After serv- Mr. Cohen and Mr. Mumford


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Appointments J. Sharon S. Butler, copyright examiner,
GS-9, Cop Exam, 4867; Patricia Lee Cumming, shelflister
trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat, 4722;Tena Elizabeth Johnson, clerk-
typist, GS-1, Cop Ref, NP; Robert Lee Parker, Federal docu-
ments aid, GS-4, E&G, 4868; Freddie R. Ross Jr., janitor.
WG-l, Bldgs. 13-100.
Temporary Appointments: Valerie Lowe Amerkhail, eco-
nomic analyst, GS-7, CRS E, 4652; Marcelle Floyd, worker
trainee, GS-1, Order, NP; Gracie M. Hartridge, searcher-filer
editor, GS-5, Cat Publ, NP; John Raymond Justus, research
assistant, GS-7, CRS SPR, NP.
Reappointments: Denise Louise Bush, secretarial assistant,
GS4, DLC, NP; Claire T. Connors, clerical assistant, GS4,
NP; Lillian V. Messicks, copyright examiner, GS-11, Cop
Exam, NP.
Promotions: Ava J. Everette, Cat Mgmt, to clerk-typist,
GS-2. GR&B, 8-600; Alan S. Linden, Mgmt, to administrative
officer, GS-12. CRS, NP; Betty J. Smith, Cat Mgmt, to classi-
fication assistant, GS-3, Desc Cat, NP.
Transfer: Violet N. Beauchamp, Bldgs, to charge records
assistant, GS-5, Loan, 4850.
Resignations: Theresa Jean Angood, Card; Danielle M.
Beauchamp. Cat Publ; Nancy L. Benco. Inf; Ralph W. Bild,
CRS F; Johannes A. Binnendijk. CRS F, Barbara B. Brown,
Cop Exam: Francine M. Brown, Ser Rec; Mary Jane Echen-
hofer, S&R, Allan W. Farlow, CRS F; Charles B. Gaines, CRS
C; Carolyn P. Gibson, Cat Publ; Eileen A. Glickstein, Desc
Cat; Ellsworth M. Johnson Jr. S&R; Mary E. McClymont,
E&G; Richard M. Medows. S&R; Carolyn J. Perry, BPO;
Henry T. Richard J., Cop.

Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manuscript Division, is a
contributor to the spring issue of Mosaic: A Journal
for the Comparative Study of Literature and Ideas,
published by the University of Manitoba Press. His
article is entitled "The Taste of It: Observations on
Current Erotic Poetry."
Elliott C. Finley, Assistant Chief of the Central Ser-
vices Division, was one of three new members elected
to the Steering Committee of the Information and
Records Administration Conference for a two-year
term from July 1973 to June 1975.
The IRAC, sponsored by the National Archives and
Records Service of the General Services Administra-
tion, is administered by a Steering Committee con-
sisting of 12 members-Chairman, Vice Chairman,
Chairman during the preceding year, six general mem-
bers, and three appointed members. The NARS and
the Office of Management and Budget each designate

a member to represent those agencies. General mem-
bers serve for two years, with three members being
elected each year.
The Conference is designed to improve information
and records management programs in the Federal
Government, facilitate the interchange of information
and records management techniques with the private
sector and State and local governments, and promote
professionalism among information and reotdao
managers. Its membership in Washington inkludes
nearly 1,000 Federal and District of Columbli
Governments' Officers and staff engaged in records or
other phases of management.
Eilene Galloway, Senior Specialist in International
Relations, Foreign Affairs Division, Congressional
Research Service, was appointed by the US. Depart-
ment of State as Advisor to the U.S. Outer Space
Delegation to the United Nations Working Group on
Direct Broadcast Satellites, Committee on the Peae-
ful Uses of Outer Space. The Working Group began
its meetings at the United Nations on June 11 and
completed its "Report on Direct Broadcast Satellites"
on June 22.

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Carlos Bastos are the parents
of a boy, Leonardo, born on June 13 in Rio de
Janeiro. Mrs. Bastos is a Cataloger in the LC Rio


The Supply Room will be closed July 16-20 dur.
ing the move to the Navy Yard Annex. Emergency
needs during this period, and afterwards, will be
maintained in Room G-171, from 12 noon to 2
p.m., on Monday through Friday. Regular opera-
tions at the Navy Yard Annex begin July 23.


Accessions List: Eastern Africa. ISSN 0090-371X
Vol. 6, No. 3. May 1973. (pp. 73-120.) Continuing
subscriptions free to libraries upon request to the
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, P.O. Box
30598, Nairobi, Kenya.
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and
Brunei. ISSN 0041-7742. Vol. 8, No. 3. March 1973.
(pp. 58-91.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-



July 13, 1973

gress Office, American Embassy, APO San Francisco
Accessions List: Pakistan. ISSN 0041-7777. Vol.
12, No. 4. April 1973. (pp. 39-50.) Continuing sub-
scriptions free to libraries upon request to the Field
Director, Library of Congress Office, American Con-
sulate General, Karachi, Pakistan.
Carl Wiliam Ackerman: A Register of His Papers in
the Library of Congress. 1973. (78 p.) This new
register, No. 41 in the series, provides essential infor-
mation about the papers of Ackerman, newspaper
correspondent, public relations consultant, author,
and Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at
Columbia University, presented to the Library of
S Congress by Mr. Ackerman and his estate, 1959-71. It
is available free of charge upon request to the Manu-
script Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Foreign Newspaper Report. ISSN 0090-225X.
1973. No. 2. (12 p.) Available to libraries and institu-
tions free upon request from the Central Services
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. ISSN
S 0027-0288. Vol. 64, No. 6, June 1973, with periodi-
cals. (pp. 375-531.) For sale by the Supertendent of
Documents for $1.75, or as part of a yearly subscrip-
tion for $11.50 a year, domestic, and $14.50 a year,
foreign (LC 30.9:64/6).
:: Selected Information Resources on Applied Sys-
tens Analysis (SL 73-3). June 1973. (8 p.) Compiled
by the Science and Technology Division's National
Referral Center, this informal listing of 31 organiza-
S tions will provide information on various aspects of
applied systems analysis such as the application of
mathematical and statistical techniques to the solving
of complex social problems. Each entry gives the
name, address, and except for the two European
organizations listed, the telephone number of the
organization, as well as a brief description of the
information services it provides. Copies of the list
may be obtained free from the National Referral
Center Science and Technology Division, Library of
Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Special Facilities for Research in the Library of
Congress. 1973. (11 p.) This newly revised guide up-
dates an earlier edition issued in 1969; it is available
free upon request to the Central Services Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.

New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
g ess Photoduplication Service has microfilmed on

35mm positive -film the title Stenografische Pro-
tokolle des Abgeordnetenhauses des Reichsrathes, the
47 volumes of the Voranschlag fiber die Gemein-
samen Ausgaben und Einnahmen, and two British
suffragist serials.
The Stenografische Protokolle des Abgeordneten-
hauses des Reichsrathes, 1862-1918, from Austria, is
a collection of parliamentary records covering the
debates of the legislative sessions of the Austrian
House of Representatives before the First World War.
It reflects the constitutional history of the Austrian
Empire during an important period of 50 years during
which the nations under the Empire struggled for
freedom and transformed an absolute monarchy into
a constitutional monarchy. Copies are available on
226 reels for $2,165 from the Library of Congress,
Photoduplication Service, Department C-197.
The 47 volumes of the Voranschlag fiber die
Gemeinsamen Augaben und Einnahmen, the budget-
ary estimates of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy,
cover the years 1868-1915. Researchers will find
numerous references to such topics as the moderniza-
tion of the Austro-Hungarian army and navy, the
major political currents of the Danubian Empire,
including the clash of the various national groups, and
the economic situation in Central Europe. The mate-
rial is available on 42 reels for 5395 from the Photo-
duplication Service, Department C-199.
The two British suffragist serials, Votes for Women
and Britannia, are available from the Photoduplica-
tion Service, Department C-201. The file of Votes for
Women for the period October 1907-February 1918
is available on eight reels for $95. The file of Bri-
tannia for the period October 1912-December 1918 is
available on three reels for $27.

Prse Releuse No. 73-26 (June 21) Chester A. Arthur
Papers bequeathed to the Library of Congress; No. 73-27
(June 25) Papers pertaining to spirit world go on display at
the Library of Congress; No. 73-28 (June 25) Sylvia Render
named Library of Congress Manuscript Historian r- 4 Special-
ist in Afro-American History and Culture; No. ').-29 (June
29) Library of Congress announces retirement of Edgar Brei-
tenbach Chief since 1956 of LC's Prints and Photographs
Division; No. 73-30 (June 29) 1972 Annual Report of Librar-
lan of Congress Mirrors Growth and Specific Accomplish-
ments in Improving and Extending Services.

Library of Congre Regulations: No. 2013-14 (page 10)
(June 15) concerned the payment of a night differential
under the Federal Wage System; No. 2016-8 (June 29) rede-
scribed procedures concerning classification appeals.

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Spell Ainoeemernt No. 572 (June 12) called atten-
tion to the Bloodmobile viit to the Navy Yard Annex on
June 21; No. 573 (June 27) announced the appointment of
Chlene A. Woody as Chief of the Computer Applications
OfRice. Information Systems Office; No. 574 (June 27)
equeted cooperation on eonsering electric power in the
library buidins; No. 575 (June 29) announced the retire-
ment of Edpr Breitenbac and the appointment of Alan
Fern as Chief of the Prints and Photographs Diviion, Refer-
ence Department.


Belty Hrne Appointed Booklist Editor
Betsy Hearne has been appointed Children's Book
Editor of The Booklist, a publication of the American
Library Association, effective June 1. She succeeds
Helen E. Kinsey who retired last year.
Miss [Hame was on the staff of the publication as
children's book reviewer in 1968 and has again in
recent months reviewed children's books for Booksit.
She has been children's librarian at the Wooster
(Ohio) Public Library and at the University of Chi-
cago Laboratory Schools, and has taught children's
literature at Circle Campus, University of Illinois.
Barbara Duree who has been Acting Editor of
Children's Books will resume her previous position as
Young Adult Books Editor.

Seymour Tmne Appointed WHO Post
Seymour 1. Taine, Chief of the Technical Services
Division at the National Library of Medicine, has
been appointed Chief Librarian of the World Health
Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Taine is
being transferred to his new post under the Federal
Employees International Organization Service Act
which aims to encourage Federal employees to take
positions in international technical assistance pro-
HrloM lTrhiolet to Retire
Harold W. Tribolet, Manager of the Graphic Conser-
vation Department, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., will
retire at the end of August after 46 years with the
company. He wil continue with the firm as a consult-
ant Succeeding Mr. Tribolet will be Robert C. West.

"Spl ia the Seveties" Topic of Conferend
"Spain in the Seventies: Problems of Change and
Transition" was the theme of a conference jointly

sponsored by Georgetown Universitys CenteFr i'
Strategic and International Studies, and the Insel F
of International Studies of the University of .EA;ii*
Carolina, held in Washington, D.C., June 13144. "i-,
The conference brought together economisttAWIjf '
tical scientists, historians, sociologists, and il
pologists to examine recent economic, sicsl, i
political changes in Spain. Four panel seidKi 'I
presented during the conference. "Spain's l
in the Seventies" was the theme of the fltst
session, chaired by James D. Theberge, Dire'tl ":
Latin American and Hispanic Studies and :tf! ":::
for Strategic and International Studies, wit! i'
tribute papers on "Spain's Economic De
Path," by Wolfgang Wippliilpr of the W : IRtt|
and on "Spain's Industrial Transformnti W
Theberge. William Salisbury of the U '.
South Carolina, Co-director of the cdnai
reviewed the Spardsh economy and the couallt"I
within the European Economic Community.
The next panel session focused on "The iCha l '
Nature of Spanish Society," chaired byi Jit.. If1
Yale University. Rural life in Spain was examined I
paper presented by Michael Kenny of Catholict i-
rsity; Juan inz discuaed the "Structure of Spal
Society: Elites, Masses, and Mobility", te Sei'
of Church-State Relations" was reviewed in "t:'
presented by James O'Connef of Rustaie r1E "
College; and an analysis of the impact of Basrrql
Catalan regionalisms within contemporary Sjpia d*
politics was presented by Stanley Payne, Umei- :
of Wisconsin. -
"Foreign Policy and Security Issues" was the thEii i
of the third panel session, chaired by Arthur 1
Whitaker of Princeton University. Professor Whm iilW
presented a paper on "Spain and Latin Ameri~sac
Benjamin Wells of the New York Tmea spokes k: i
the impact of U.S. policy upon the Spanish dom estie
scene. Two additional papers, one on the "tl~.tie i'
Role of Spain in Western Defense," by JamesiiO;.t l,
land, University of South Carolina, and the other am ,
the "Future of U.S.-Spanish Defense Agreement,
which explored Spain's contribution to Europe:an
Security in light of balanced force reductions, pirei-
sented by Richard A. Bowen of the US. DepartuiiMii
of Defense, rounded out the session on Foreigi"
Policy and Security Issues.
Professors Linz and Payne summarized ome of the .
key issues of "Spain in Tnition," which concluded ij
the two-day conference. [EarLJ. Ptar.a]


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