The American Scientific Affiliation

VOL 8 NUMBER 5              28 December 1966


The Fellows and Members of the ASA have spoken: Charles Hatfield, Jr. has been elected for a five-year term to the Executive Council of 'the ASA. There is little doubt that his address, "One Lovers' Lane" intrigued the electorate in his win over Lars I. Granberg Dr. Hatfield replaces Dr. Robert Knudsen of Westminster Seminary who has served well. Dr. Hatfield is Head of the Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri at Rolla, and has served the ASA as a member of the History and Philosophy Commission, in the presentation of papers and as a local section officer. We salute EVERYBODY - Dr. Granberg for a near-miss, Dr. Knudsen, for his five years of official service and Dr. Hatfield for his starry-eyed expectancy.


Dr.-Edwin Olson, Associate Professor of Geology, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, asserts his right to crow a bit about the new science building at Whitworth. Why shouldn't the rest of us join in the cock-a-doodle-do chorus?

The new $1.1 million center houses biology, chemistry, geology and physics and is named The Eric Johnston Science Center after the late diplomat, soldier, writer and President of the Motion Picture Association of America, termed one of America's outstanding public citizens. The three story, 41,000 square foot building opened in the Fall of 1966, has an astronomical observation deck, botanical laboratory and radiocarbon dating and radioisotope facilities for teaching and research.

As  long as Ed is at Whitworth there will be a strong emphasis on radiocarbon and tritium dating. He presented a paper (with Nickoloff), "A System For Methane Synthesis" at the Sixth International Conference on Radiocarbon and Tritium Dating and his paper (with Chatters),, "Carbon-14 and Tritium Dating" appeared in SCIENCE, 10 Dec. 66, Vol. 150, No. 3701, 1488-1492.


We do not have many anthropologists in the ASA, but we are very proud of the ones
we have. While sitting out on the end of the limb after such a statement, we would
like to draw attention, once again, to a most interesting magazine, PRACTICAL
ANTHROPOLOGY, which is operated through an address in New York, printed in Mexico
and edited by a man in Thailand, ASA Fellow William A-Smalley. Other ASA Fellows
on the Editorial Committee are James 0. Buswell III and Claude E. Stipe and we
notice that former member Marie Fetzer Reyburn is listed. The editorial policy is
to bring "together in a non-technical but creative way the resources of Christians
and others oriented in a cross-culture view of man and society. It is devoted to
the development of a more effective world-wide Christianity by the investigation,
interpretation, and dissemination of the practical implications of Anthropology and
other culturally oriented studies." The descriptions of tribal life by William D.
Reyburn and the problems of communicating the gospel message to Indiana of South
Atuerica as reported by Jacob A. Loewen are both instructive and fascinating to any
one of an analytical turn of mind. The price for the six issues per year is only
$2 ($5 for 3 years) and the 'address' is Box 307., Tarrytown. New York 10592.


The following has been lifted (liberated?) from Bulletin Board, a newsheet of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University:

In this address to the Iowa Science Teachers Association, Walt got on to the subject of putting the Christian faith back together again after a penetrating question from the president of the group who had identified Walt as a  Christian from his biographical material. Walt is keeping in touch that the dialogue started might be continued. He feels that many high school science teachers would be receptive to discussions of science and faith with ASA members if we would make ourselves known to them.


Who will take the thankless task of writing a press release on the annual convention is a question staring Dr. H. Harold Hartzler in the face each year. This time Dr. and Mrs. Walter Hearn were pressed into service. Values coming out of this activity are not easily identified. Christianity Today and the Journal of the Christian Medical Society both carried articles, but based on material they gathered themselves. NOTE: The office also-has a record of two others -. Mennonite Brethren Herald, Winnipeg; and Sunday School Times. These articles were based on the Hearn release.

xtra copies of papers from the 1965 convention have been going so fast that only a few copies of one are left:

Theory formation  and Validation in the Social Sciences by Purnell H. Benson

Write to the ASA office for copies if interested.


The Saturday afternoon meeting of 5 November at California State College at Fullerton-came off very well, Dr. Robert P. Dilworth, Professor of Mathematics at California Institute of Technology, acted as Chairman. The first paper of the Psychologist, Camarillo State Hospital. His topic, "College Students View Their Church: A Preliminary Report of an Investigation", has grown out of a study he has initiated in which college students are given an opportunity to evaluate the church program in terms of church buildings, church music, sermons, prayers, Sunday School, Sunday School teachers, services, order of worship, church members, choirs, offerings, furniture and decorations, ministry and general. Gene analyzed the results of the first 50 or so returned questionnaires. Although quite inconclusive until more widely applied, he was surprised to see that the students' attitude toward the church was each more positive than he would expect from campus comments. Also, the students seemed to emphasize a personal and emotional orientation rather than an intellectual one. Dr. Walker would undoubtedly welcome inquiries from others who might be interested in applying this study to their own community to swell the total significance of the survey.

After a coffee break there was a discussion on "The ASA and the Future - Boom or Bust?" The larger group was broken down on an elective basis into Behavioral, Biological and Physical science discussion groups which met separately, reporting back to the larger group.

Behavioral Sciences group was led by Dr. George Giacumakis, Assistant Professor of History, California State College at Fullerton. The majority of those present felt that the behavioral aspect was only one facet of the whole social science field and therefore$ shifted the emphasis to the larger field. There was a strong feeling that Christians should continue to involve themselves in the social sciences, not only to communicate, but to deal with certain basic philosophical implications. The strongest suggestion made was that the ASA might consider setting up a "thinking institute" with funds for several scholars every year to take off from their regular responsibilities and to think and write about Christianity, the Bible and their relationship to the various sciences. It was felt that there are so many implications to the modern behavioral approach that someone was going to have to take the time to think some of these things through. (Reported by Dr. George Giacumakis)

Biological Sciences group was led by Dr. Stewart Ensign, Associate Professor of Biology, Westmont College, Santa Barbara. The objectives of the ASA were reviewed and the discussion was organized under "investigation" and "dissemination." Critical areas needing investigation of the findings of science and their relation to Christian faith include evolution. The great need of definitions and for distinguishing between micro- and macroevolution and basic philosophies were pointed out. A need for annotated bibliographies on origins was recognized. Other areas briefly considered included eugenic techniques, eugenics, euthanasia, contraception, abortion, extraterrestrial life, population pressure, etc. Ideas on dissemination
ran the gamut of what is being done already in meetings and conventions, publications, etc. with a number of suggestions on increasing effectiveness in these areas. Great Stress was placed on personal witnessing and there was a recognition that academic excellence coupled with the reality of a living, vital faith can evoke an openness both of mind and heart. Academic training provides the bridge which brings those in the academic community within touching distance.

Physical Sciences group was led by Joe E. Lingerfelt, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Westmont College and Consulting Senior Research Engineer for General Motors Defense Research Laboratories, Santa Barbara. In viewing the ways in which ASA can make a future contribution, three distinct but not exclusive areas were seen. One is the practical application of modern engineering concepts to the technical problems involved in fulfilling the gospel commission. For example, systems engineering approaches using such techniques as PERT for planning and carrying out overseas mission programs. It was pointed out, however, that no such effort could be complete without effort in the second area involving the Christian world view development. It became quite clear from the diverging opinions in our small group that probably no single world view could be agreed upon by all the members of the ASA but the very unity we feel in Christ can make this effort worthwhile. The third area was seen as the role of Christian thought in view of present and future developments affecting the society in which we live. The sciences involved most will probably be the behavioral and the biological sciences, but such areas as cybernetics and computer technology, which are presently in the realm of the physical sciences, will certainly also make a significant impact. A more realistic view of the non-science oriented person towards the "infallibility" and "power" of science should also be fostered.

Several practical suggestions for implementing action in these areas were made. A technical session might be sponsored dealing with a specialized topic, such as cybernetics and its impact on religion. One or more papers, perhaps the level of Scientific American articles, could be presented by acknowledged experts in the area. The group could then break into smaller groups for discussion of the topic presented. In disseminating the results of such sessions, it was urged that every effort to make existing ASA publications more widely used should be made.

The Executive Council of the Southern California Section of the ASA now stands as follows:

        Mr. Ronald M. Enroth

            Assistant Prof. Sociology, Westmont College

        Dr. Robert C. Frost

            Professor of Biology, Chairman Natural Science Div.,

            Southern California College

        Dr. George Giacumakis, Jr.

        Asst. Prof. of History, California State College, Fullerton

        Mr. Vernon L. Grose

        Manager, Reliability Dept., Rocketdyne Division,

        North American Aviation

        Mr. David R. Sheriff

        Manager, Reliability Dept., Consolidated Electrodynamics

        Corp., Pasadena

Retiring members are Dr. Paul F. Barkman, Mr. David F. Siemens, Mr. Harold R. Stevens and Mr. John Vosbigian. Dr. Paul H. Ribbe resigned because he moved to Virginia.

San Diego

There is no ASA section at San Diego, but such happenings as these could well bring one about. The Dr. James Kennedys (Salk Institute) and the Craig Allens (Naval Electronics Lab.) decided to take advantage of Dr. Russell L. Kixterls presence in town to get the local ASA-ers and friends together. A buffet dinner at the Allens for a dozen or so was a part of it and attending the Wheaton Club meeting to hear Dr. Mixter speak on "Crucial Issues Between Science and Scripture" was the other part. This was the first time many ASA members had even met each other, and they liked it so much they are anxious to get together again soon. Good going, Craig and Jim!


Gordon College is looking for a full-time faculty member, preferably at the doctorate level, in chemistry, starting in the fall of 1967. His background should be strong in organic and biochemistry, and he should be willing to supervise research on the undergraduate level and to conduct or share with another faculty member a research program. Interested persons are to contact Dean Edwin K. Gedney, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984.

Geneva College will likely have vacancies during the next year in biology and classical languages. Those interested should write to Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010. Dr. Roy M. Adams, Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, says that it is his impression that Geneva has an excellent assemblage of Christian scholars and that applications from ASA members would be welcome.

Judson College will have need for a full-time instructor in biology for the coming year. This person must have at least an M. S. degree in biology and would be required to teach a series in the zoology area. Further details may be obtained by writing Albert J. Smith, Head, Biology Department, Judson College, Elgin, Illinois 60120.

Bethel College is in need of teachers in chemistry, mathematics and physics. They require at least a masters degree. Please communicate with Harold E. Snyder, Chairman, Natural Science Department, Bethel College, 1001 West McKinley Avenue, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544.

Whitworth College wishes to repeat their expression of need for four additional science faculty members - one each in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. They are interested in men who have a Christian commitment and have attained the Ph.D. level. Contact: Dr. Edwin A. 61son, Chairman, Division of Natural Sciences, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington 99218.

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, plans to add one staff member in geology each Year for the next few years. This school is Baptist-affiliated, 'Baptist oriented' but not Baptist controlled or dominated. "Christian 'flavor' of campus obvious, less so than in the past. What an environment for us Lutherans!", says Dr. George R. Stevens, to whom inquiries may be directed.

Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, is interested in ASA members as prospective faculty members. The college is growing rapidly. It is a college of the Reformed Church in America and has an enrollment of about 670 students. It is an accredited liberal arts school and the President is prominent ASA member, Dr. Lars I. Granberg who would be pleased to have inquiries.


Dr. Dennis G. Carlson, an ASA member teaching in Ethiopia, wishes to communicate to other ASA members opportunities for service at Haile Sellassie University. They are looking for instructors in the behavioral sciences, physics and general chemistry for the fall of 1967. They are also recruiting medical staff for next year in the specialties of Public Health, Internal Medicine, Surgery, obstetrics and Pediatrics. Two- and three-year contracts are available under the Ethiopian Government with some additional benefits which can be negotiated in some instances. The college will have an enrollment of about 400 students living on campus which is a short distance from Lake Tana, headwaters of the Blue Nile. The college prepares a team of health workers at the degree and diploma levels who go out throughout the nation to staff health centers in market towns and rural communities. These graduates provide the backbone of health services of the nation at this stage of development. The strategic and influential nature of the teaching program is obvious. The college is located in an almost idealic climate at about 7,000 ft. altitude. Living conditions are not luxurious, but certainly more than adequate. There are many opportunities for ministering to the whole person in the whole society. Contact: Dennis G. Carlson, M. D., Dean, Public Health College and Training Center, Haile Sellassie I University, Gondar, Ethiopia.


Melvin J. Loewen, an ASA member and Rector of Universite Libre Du Congo, is having the time of his life in getting this new (founded in 1963) school under way. With some 210 students and 42 professors, full-time and part-time, coming from 14 different countries, the need is only partially met. He is inviting ASA members to consider a few years abroad helping in one of their broad range of majors. It won't be a way to get rich quickly, but it is guaranteed to be an exhilarating experience and to have a part in preparing Congo for the hard road ahead. Write to him at B. P. 649 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

                      POSITIONS WANTED

W. Jim Neidhardt who is currently teaching physics at Newark College of Engineering, is interested in finding a new position. He would prefer a college east of Chicago and north of the Carolinas, not in a large metropolitan or industrial area. He would also prefer a department of at least five people with an opportunity to teach advanced undergraduate or graduate courses. Jim is interested in having a witness to students and faculty and would be active in such. Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics from Stevens Institute of Technology. Five years teaching experience. Age 32. Research has been in the field of low temperature physics. Contact him at 160 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07042.

Dr. Robert L. Herrmann, a Christian, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry of Boston University School of Medicine (80 E. Concord Street, Boston, Mass. 02118) is looking for a co-worker with a Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry, possibly with some post-doctoral training. The position will be on the level of an instructor or assistant professor with a salary from $9500 to $10,900, depending on training. The work will involve research in nucleic acid biochemistry in a very well equipped laboratory of the Veterans Administration Hospital at Bedford, Massachusetts (20 minutes' drive from Boston) as well as some teaching at Boston University. Please contact Dr. Herrmann directly.


Dr. Rodney W. Johnson was for 5 years Manager of General Electric's Lunar Systems Development group and in that capacity directed advanced studies and research in areas of systems and technology designed to develop GE's competence in winning hardware awards. Everything was just fine, but they didn't win the awards! He is now at NASA,- assigned to the Advanced Lunar Mission Studies directorate as program planner for post-Apollo Lunar Missions.

Dr. Johnson has long been interested in the spiritual and theological implications of space travel and is the author of, "On The Manned Lunar Landing", in Journal of the ASA, Vol. 17, No. 4, 4 December 1965. It is his hope to project this thinking at NASA; that what we do in space must reinforce spiritual values and convictions, not diminish them.


For the past five years Dr. Walter R. Hearn has been serving as a Visiting Biologist, speaking at colleges, especially the smaller, hardpressed ones. out of deferance to his advancing years, the AIBS authorities approved his request for a "sabbatical." But the ASA is still to be represented in the rotund form of Dr. J. Frank Cassel, Professor of Zoology, North Dakota State University. Frank has this to say regarding opportunity for Christian witnessing: "Persecutionists to the contrary notwithstanding, the topics listed are mostly my presentations relating to science and faith! In fact, of 11 crackers from my barrel which I suggested -they didn't list two--the two dealing most directly with my academic research interests--bird populations!"

Participation in the program requires an official request from a college and limited commitments on their part, but most of the expenses can be borne by AIBS. Further information can be obtained by writing AIBS, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue
N. W.s Washington D. C. 20016.


Rudolph C. Logefeil, M. D., Medical Director of the Evangelical Alliance Mission, died 16 October 1966 in Minneapolis. Dr. Logefeil was formerly chief of staff at Fairview Hospital, Minneapolis, and was one of the original members of Fuller Theological Seminary's Board of Trustees, serving throughout its history to the time of his death. He was an elder of Olive Presbyterian Church and a former board member of Northwestern Schools, the Lutheran Bible Institute and Youth For Christ.


The Board of Directors of Tustin Institute of Technology, Santa Barbara, California, have appointed Vernon L. Grose as Vice President and member of the Board. In his new appointment, Mr. Grose will be responsible for technical and management seminars
as well as management consultation in the fields of systems engineering, program management and systems effectiveness.

Mr. Grose has distinguished himself during the past 15 years as an engineer, author, lecturer, and technical executive. He has lectured widely throughout the United States and his technical writings have been published in 19 journals and periodicals.


Dr. John Roscoe, assistant professor of education at Colorado State College, has been appointed Executive Editor of the Journal of Research Services, a professional journal primarily concerned with reporting findings from e2ucational research projects. With a circulation of approximately 4000, it is one of the more widely distributed professional education research journals and may be found in the libraries of higher learning throughout the U. S. and some foreign countries. It is sponsored jointly by Alpha Mu Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Bureau of Research at Colorado State College.


Some things do and some things don't get through the ASA Publications Board. The book, "The Encounter Between Christianity and Science", by Dr. Richard H. Bube, it seems, didn't survive the encounter with the Board. This well-written and interesting book is going into print, but not under the ASA aegis. It will be published by Eerdmans, tentatively in April 1967, and is scheduled for both hard and paper covers. This has been a most discouraging project for Dick, who worked hard on it. Now wouldn't it be nice to have a nice pre-publication backlog of orders before it is off the press?


Dr. Robert B. Fischer, Dean of Arts and Sciences, California State College, Dominguez Hills and President of the American Scientific Affiliation, was featured in Chemical and Engineering News for 21 November 1966, page 44. The story describes the double-major system at the college, one major a departmental concentration and the other an interdepartmental effort to broaden the student. The article headed, "New College Requires Two Majors", carries a handsome picture of "our man.11


Dr. David L. Willis) Associate Professor of Biology, Oregon State University, will be directing three teacher training programs at OSU next summer that should be of interest to ASA members. The first two programs are planned for teachers who have previously attended AEC-NSF Summer (or academic year) Institutes in Radiation Biology. The third program is for college biology teachers with less than 10 years of college teaching experience. The three programs are described as follows:

1. AEC-supported Radiation Biology Research Participation Program for college Science Teachers for 10 weeks (19 June-25 August 1967); three college or junior college teachers will be selected on March 15, 1967; completed applications should be received no later than 1 March 67.

2. AEC-NSF-supported Radiation Biology Research Participation Program for High School Science Teachers for 10 weeks (19 June-25 August 1967); six teachers will be selected on 15 March 67; completed applications should be received no later than I March 67.

3. NSF-supported Summer Institute for College Biology Teachers in Ecology of the Pacific Northwest, Biological Oceanography, Cellular Biochemistry and Seminar in College Biology Teaching; six weeks (26 June-4 August 67). Thirty-six college and junior college teachers will be selected on 5 March 67; completed applications should be received no later than 15 Feb. 67.

Dr. Willis would be delighted to have ASA members in this program so write to him for descriptive brochures and application forms: Dr. David L. Willis, Director AEC-NSF Summer Programs General Science Department Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (please specify programs of interest)


The Christian Association for Psychological Studies are busy laying plans for their 1967 convention in Chicago. The location: Stouffer's Inn, Oak Brook, Illinois, 15 minutes from O'Hare Field. The dates: 12-13 April, 1967. The program is varied, covering such topics as "The New Morality", Character Disorders", "Community (Social) Management and What To Do About It."


Dr. George R.-Stevens reports that they became 'landed immigrants' in Nova Scotia where he is now Professor and Head of the Department of Geology at Acadia University, Wolfville, N. S. Arriving on the scene during a time of great flux, Dr. Stevens is enjoying expansion (or rather the department's), moving to new buildings and trying to entice new staff members. It would appear that the geology of the region is most interesting and he is working on primary flow fabric and elements of local Triassic basalts and Devonian granites, using sonic, electronic, optic and field methods. Good grant support has been received from the National Research Council.

Dr. Stevens is now a proud papa (mama?). After a long gestation period, slow labor and a delayed birth and great relief the newcomer finally saw the light of day. Its name? "Analysis and Paragenetic History of Anthroxolite in Ordovician Slate, Eastern Pennsylvania", appearing in Advances in Chemistry Series 55, "Coal Science" (1966), American Chemical Society, pp 91-116.

Dr. Stevens plans to deliver a paper at the Boston meeting of the Geological Society of America in March, 1967 and hopes to meet other ASA members there as he did at the Kansas City Meeting. How about starting our first Canadian local section, George?


I guess it was inevitable. If a scientific study of halos were to be undertaken, it would seem logical to go where halos were most plentiful, and where would they be more plentiful than among an organization of Christian men of science ... the ASA?

Robert V. Gentry is becoming something of an authority on halos, but halos too small for even the most pin-headed ASA-er. These are the pleochroic halos, minute discolorations in such substances as biotite and cordierite resulting from alpha
-particle emission from small radioactive inclusions. His paper, "Cosmological Implications of Extinct Radioactivity from Pleochroic Halos" appeared in the Creation Research Quarterly for July 1966. Certain variant halos might give evidence of extinct natural radioactivity due to primordial short half-life emitters. He feels such can be explained better by an instantaneous fiat creation of the earth.

Other publications by Robert Gentry include, "Abnormally Long Alpha-Particle Tracks in Biotite (Mica)", Applied Physics-Letters, Vol. 8 No. 3 1 Feb. 66; "Anti-Matter Content of the Tunguska Meteor", Nature 211, 1071 (1966); "Possible Anti-Matter Origin of ShockHalos in Biotite", Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 47 (487) 1966; "Additional Evidence of Extinct Radioactivity From Pleochroic Halos and the Formation of the Lunar Crust", Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 47 (481) 1966. Mr. Gentry is with the Institute of Planetary Science, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland.


Roy M. Adams was an American Representative to the Inorganic Nomenclature Commission of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry meeting at Klewenal, Switzerland, last August. Roy and his wife found the trip very enjoyable. He says, "Perhaps the most interesting part of the trip, to us personally, was the chance to see some of the areas where our spiritual forefathers gave up their lives for the faith in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland." Roy, is it true that one should never call one from Scotland "Scotch?" That's whiskey. They are always a "Scot" it is said.

Craig R. Allen is employed at Naval Electronics Laboratory in San Diego. His work is with microelectronics, integrated circuits, and all that. He has an M. S. from th;~ University of Illinois. It must be distressing to see onels work shrinking before one's very eyes!

C. Ivan Branton has moved from the Alaska Experiment Station to Crop Production Engineering Research. His particular problem is development of machinery for establishment of forage and range plants under adverse conditions of soil moisture and fertility. Last July he went to the Xth International Grassland Congress in Helsinki, Finland, and presented a paper, "Response of Manchar Bromegrass and Engmo Timothy to Nitrogen in Sub-Arctic Alaska", authored by himself and three others.

David F. Busby is scheduled to speak on "Sexual Deviations" at the CAPS convention in April, 1967, Chicago. Dr. Busby is a psychiatrist in private practice in Chicago.

Wendell J. Caley, Jr., has recently accepted a position at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass., as Associate Professor of Physics. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 1963.

Stephen_W. Calhoon, Jr., is President-elect of Western New York Section of the ASA. He is starting a research program at Houghton College after spending last summer at Boston University on NSF College Teachers Research Participation program and receiving an academic year extension.

Richard A. Carhart is now an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. His research interest is theoretical high-energy or "particle" physics, especially the weak interactions. He Has published four papers in this field in Physical Review since 1963.

Edward C. Carlson is now engaged in a doctoral program in Anatomy at the University of North Dakota. He has a National Defense fellowship and hopes to finish his degree in 1970.

Donald R. Carr, Vice President of Isotopes, Inc., swung through California in November as Isotopes Ink opened a new branch in the San Francisco Bay area. He visited Moody Institute of Science and the grapevine has it that he also lunched with Ed Olson of Whitworth College in San Francisco.

D. Lee Chesnut has been engaged in writing articles on evolution for a national Christian magazine but this has been interrupted by a cardiac fibrillation. Don't get too upset over this emotional topic, Lee!

David A. DeVries is now an associate professor of geology at Northeast Louisiana State College, Monroe, La., after five years with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Lambert Dolphin has authored an article on radiocarbon dating in the October issue or VISION, a publication of the National Educators Fellowship. He was also one of three men interviewed for DECISION, November, 1966, under the title, "A Scientific Approach." He is now assistant manager of the Radio Physics Laboratory, Stanford Research Institute.

Stewart W. Ensign, Associate Professor of Biology, Westmont College, has received a $10,000 grant for his research work. There is a sneaking suspicion that this has already been mentioned in ASA NEWS, but for TEN GRAND, man, we'll mention it ten times!

Morris E. Fuller received an MD from Syracuse in 1943 and another in 1952 from Universidad Central de Quito. Taking some time off from his service with HCJB, Dr. Fuller is now in the Los Angeles area in private practice. It was good to have him at the Southern California Section meeting at Cal. State, Fullerton.

Curtis C. Goodson has forsaken the wilds of Brazil on a furlough and has immersed himself in the wilds of University of Southern California where be is studying cinematography and communications. Curtis was involved in the beginning of the translation of Moody science films into Portuguese and now, as the process continues gets in on the checking in final stages. His wife, a Brazilian, is an experienced teacher of Portuguese.

Lars I. Granberg, President of Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of CAPS (Christian Association For Psychological Studies) to serve as editor of a book on "Guilt and Forgiveness" which will incorporate edited major papers from earlier CAPS Proceedings.

John W. Haas, Jr., Associate Professor of Chemistry at Gordon College has received a National Science Foundation supplementary grant of $1900 to continue research on chemiluminescence.

Walter R. Hearn, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Iowa State University, participated in an IVCF Seminar on the campus. The fall lecture was given by Walt on "The Origins of Life" on November 8. The object of the seminars is to demonstrate an integrated approach between a scholarly field and Christian thought by a person involved in current original work. Walt says, "I managed to plug the ASA a bit and got into a good discussion with a young anthropology professor. Hope a fruitful friendship develops." He passed out bibliographies on "The Origin of Life-Scientific and Religious Views."

Walt has taken unto himself a wife who is asking whether all the rumors about purple shorts really are true. Walt is inclinded to attribute the whole purple short story to yellow journalism!

Richard A. Hendry and wife Joanne joyfully announce the arrival of Thomas Stuart Hendry, born on 18 October 1966. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. (Dick, they certainly are expensive when you figure out the cost per pound!) Those bags under Dick's eyes are par for the course and the groove in the living room rug will ever remind you how well and how soon you got to know your son!

Carl F. H. Henry, though not a member of the ASA, has been a close cooperator through the years and an author of one of the chapters in Evolution and Christian Thought Today. Now the editor of Christianity Today, Dr. Henry has assumed the job of moderating a series of 13 half-hour television panels on the general theme "God and Man in the 20th Century." Sponsored by Educational Communications Association, the films feature distinguished panelists and will be released before the end of the year.

Paul D. Hoeksema is at present a graduate student at Michigan State University in Science Education with an Assistantship in the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center.

Deryl F. Johnson has accepted a teaching position in philosophy and religion at Frederick College, Portsmouth, Virginia. One of the courses he is teaching is Philosophy of Science.

Robert H. Johnson has left Boeing in New Orleans and accepted a position with LTV Electrosystems in Greenville, Texas. Bob is pleasantly surprised to find his county has prohibition and Greenville has twice the average number of strong, active churches.

James C. Kennedy was married in August. Dr. Kennedy is engaged in research in immunology at the Salk Institute, San Diego, California, and his wife is working on the origin of human and animal languages and linguistics at the same institution. We were happy to see both at the S. Cal. Section meeting at Cal. State, Fullerton.

Glenn I. Kirkland has been of great help to Moody Institute of Science in devising a suitable logarithmic amplifier for reverberation time measurements in the acoustic treatment of studios. Glenn, this should count more Brownie points than helping old ladies across the street!

Louis T. Klauder, Jr., began working at General Motors Research Laboratorfes in Warren, Michigan, this past June.

Thomas H. Leith (Why do you try to suppress the 'Harry', Harry?) is as busy as ever at York University, Toronto. He is on several dozen committees and on the University Senate, but on the other side he has helped with a science news broadcast, appeared on panels on the local FM station, helped plan a big new museum of science and industry, serves on the library board and Governor of the new North York Community College, speaks around a lot, a member of the ASA History and Philosophy of Science Commission AND gets some research done. Just a few months ago he became an Associate Dean and thus ceased to direct the general education program in the sciences. You know the old joke - a president is the shepherd of a flock and a dean is his crook!

Gordon R. Lewthwaite, Professor of Geography at San Fernando Valley State College in California, is currently on leave, teaching in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.

John N. Lindskoo& is welcomed into the ASA as an overseas member. John is associated with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Quito, Ecuador.

Thomas J. Manetsch, formerly of UCLA faculty, has moved to East Lansing and is now on the faculty of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. Come on, you Michiganders, snap up a good man!

Michael Mecherikoff, built along rather generous lines, is a snug fit in his Triumph sport car ~ut under the impetus of his heavy foot, it goes like a homesick angel! He is Associate Professor of Psychology at Westmont College, back after winning his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.

Russell L. Mixter spoke at the Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena
On 15 November for the Wheaton Alumni group of the Los Angeles area. He met with ASA members in a similar encounter in San Diego.

David 0. Moberg is on the planning committee for the Second Joint upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society For the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association. The meeting is to be held Saturday, 8 April 1967 at the United Campus Christian Fellowship Center, Minneapolis. Hardly recovered from the pile of duties awaiting him after his European sojourn in 1965, Dave has also taken on the job of Project Research Analyst for a research and demonstration project to rehabilitate parolees from the Minnesota State Reformatory. Dave is in Sociology, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Roy 0. Morris and David L. Willis were guest lecturers at a symposium on "Creation, Evolution and the Scriptures" held at Portland, Oregon, last September. Dr. Morris' topic was "Problems in Biochemical Evolution Related to ultimate Origin" and Dr. Willis' was "Contemporary Theory in Biology as it Relates to the Biblical Record." They were a bit disappointed that what was billed as a full discussion of all .. issues was heavily slanted toward the "flood geology-recent earth-instant creation viewpoint but from subsequent letters and comments they learned that at least Some in attendance responded to reasonable Christian alternatives to the above fixed position.

Bennett Clay Moulder has been awarded an Oak Ridge Associated Universities fellowship for 1966-67. He will be doing research for his doctoral dissertation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Health Physics Division, Radiation Ecology Section. This will be a study of the role of spider populations in forest floor arthropod communities. He is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Tennessee.

Donald W. Munro received his Ph.D. in September from Pennsylvania State University and is now Assistant Professor of Zoology at Houghton College, Houghton, New York. At the AIBS conference at the University of Maryland last August, Don presented a paper (with A. Anthony), "Respiration and oxidative phosphorylation in liver and brown fat homogenates from hibernating and active hamsters."

Major James W. McFarland is assigned to the Air Force Space Systems Division in El Segundo, California. Charles M. Randall was surprised and delighted to learn that he is in the same complex of buildings although he works for Aerospace Corporation doing research in optical properties of solid materials in the far infrared. Dr. Randall received his Ph.D. from Michigan State
University in 1964 and taught there for one year before moving to California.

John A. McIntyre of Texas A & M Cyclotron Institute recently spoke on "The Appeal of Christianity to the Scientist" before the Downtown Bible Class held each Tuesday noon in Houston. Forty-seven businessmen and ministers were present. Others interested in speaking to this group should contact Mr. Ralph Watts, 11718 Wood Lane, Houston 77024.

Roy W. Olson returned his card with some of the most glamorous Thai stamps you can imagine. He is now on the staff of Manorom Christian Hospital in Central Thailand, a 65-bed institution run by Overseas Missionary Fellowship. He is teaching and working in the laboratory as Medical Technologist (ASCP) part-time and studying Thai language part-time. His wife and daughter "enjoy" the hot weather while he works in an air-conditioned lab. This is his first term of service.

J. Edwin Orr delivered a series of lectures on the theme, "The Doctrine and Dynamics of Revival" at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Rene Padilla of Lima, Peru, is a new ASA member. Dr. Padilla is Latin America Secretary for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and sees value in the ASA with respect to his work with university students.

Thomas D. Parks is now working with the Fragrance Institute. Gee, Tom, that's really working up; from Clorox to the Fragrance Institute!

E. Mansell Pattison of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine has had an article appear in The Journal of Pastoral Care (Winter, 1965) entitled, "Transference and Countertr.ansference in Pastoral Care." This paper was originally read at the Pastoral Counseling Workshop sponsored by CAPS.

Harold G. Petering has been appointed Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Biochemistry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has published (with G. V. VanGiessen) in.Biochemistry of Copper, Academic Press, N. Y., 1966, "The Essential Role of Copper in the Biological Activity of 3-Ethoxy -2- Oxobotyraldehyde Bis (thiosemicarbazone) (kts).

Kenneth Phifer, with the Parasite Chemotherapy Laboratory at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, recently presented a paper at the American Society of Parasitologists meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The title was "Metabolic Aspects of Drug Resistance in Malaria."

Julian M Pike has resigned as Professor of Physics, Asbury College, and is now affiliated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, with the position of Scientist, Facilities Division. His present activities are distributed over four main projects: Ozone measurement, meteorological ecological instrumentation in Puerto Rico, spacial distribution of rainfall near Boulder, and development on the Boundary Layer (first 5000 ft. of atmosphere) Profile System.

Bernard Ramm, Honorary Fellow of the ASA, is spending the year in Beirut, Lebanon, teaching and studying. Dr. Ramm is co-author (with David Hubbard, Vernon Grounds and Billy Graham) of a book, IS GOD DEAD? published by Zondervan.

Donald S. Robertson, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Iowa State University, will get his way paid
7o the ASA convention at Stanford in 1967 because the genetics meetings will be in the same area about the same time. This seemed to be a remarkable coincidence until one remembers that Don is on one of the commissions planning the ASA meeting!
Dorothy M. Ruhl has been appointed as Instructor in Psychology, Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, New York.

Leo Setian received his M. S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in June 1966. He is currently working at the Electronics Research Lab. in Bozeman, Montana, and attending Montana State Graduate School. He is leading a Bible study group on the campus with a couple of other graduate students.

David F. Siemens, since leaving Moody Institute of Science, is engaged in a doctoral program at Claremont College while he is teaching a full load, 15 hours, at Pierce College. His wife, Esther, is also an ASA member and is teaching at Western Christian High School.

Robert E. Snow, since September, has been on the faculty of York University (Toronto) teaching a course in the science portion of York's general education curriculum.

Lawrence H. Starkey reports that he and his family are well settled at Alma College, Alma, Michigan, and find it very delightful, both ' as to students and faculty. He has tried to get in touch with a local section of the ASA, Grand Rapids, but with no results to date. Come, come, boys: here is program talent!

Roland R. Stephens, medical doctor, is with the Evangelical Alliance Mission in Southern Rhodesia. The MAF.newsletter gives a little glimpse of his busy and effective ministry: "Dave Voetmann had left Dr. Roland Stephens and a nurse assistant at the remote TEAM station of Kapfundi. By 9 P. M., 100 patients had been treated. The two minor and two major surgeries would have to be put off until morning. But the following morning Dave was back again with the plane to pick up the doctor because an expectant mother at Karanda needed imminently a Caesarean Section." Upon his arrival, Dave found Dr. Stephens preparing for a cataract operation (and) helped the doctor hang up a bed sheet on the pole rafters of the grass-roofed, mud-brick clinic, hoping to keep dirt, dust and cobwebs from falling on the patient
... Dr. Stephens finished with the cataract operation as Dave held a three-celled flashlight." Before the day was over, two emergency deliveries were accomplished which would probably have been fatal without his help.

Lynn Stewart is on a years' leave of absence from the biochemistry department of Mebarry Medical College. He is now on a Fullbright lectureship at the
Faculty of the University of Nanzraber in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The school is only three years old and will graduate its first class of physicians in another three years. He has the opportunity of being an "academic missionary" and a subtle Christian witness. Afghanistan prohibits by law all types of missionary activity.

John H. Stoll became Chairman of the Department of Biblical Studies and Religion at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, September, 166. He teaches a full load of Bible and Christian Evidences and Apologetics. Starting with summer '67 he will be associated with Camp Forest Springs, Westboro, Wisconsin, as assistant to the director and in charge of the counselor training program.

Peter L. Tan is Senior Research Biochemist, Research Foundation, National Canners Association in Washington D. C. He has co-authored a paper., "Heat Inactivation of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A" which was published recently in the Journal of Food Science Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 762-767.

Lee Edward Travis, Dean of the School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, addressed 1500 c;llege and high school youth at the Seventh-day Baptist Youth Conference in August at the University of Redlands (California) on the theme, "Problems of Commitment.11 in November he addressed the IVCF at San Diego State College on, "Psychotherapy and the Christian Faith" and also participated in the formal opening of the School of Communications Building at Southern Illinois University, speaking on, "Basic Communication Problems of our Time." Dr. Travis is also scheduled to speak on "Character Disorders" at the CAPS 1967 Convention at Chicago.

W. Eugene Trimble has taken a position as Research Psychologist with the Directorate of Civilian Personnel, Research Branch, Hqs. USAF, Washington D. C. He was formerly Assistant Professor of Psychology at Gordon College.

Leland H. Williams, formerly of Florida State University, has been appointed Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Computer Center at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Dr. Williams took his Ph.D. at Duke University.

Daniel E. Wonderly has moved from Wingate College to Grace College as AssistanC Professor of Biology as of September, 1966. They have set up a new biology lab. and are working hard to strengthen the biology curriculum. Dr. Duane Gis Of Upjohn spoke to his classes recently.

Richard T. Wright, Assistant Professor of Biology at Gordon College, has received a National Science Foundation Grant of $21,000 for a two-year research program on "Energy Sources of Heterotropic Microorganisms in an Aquatic Environment."

Aldert van der Ziel is author of another book, this time on ELECTRONICS. The book provides a background on electron devices for the future engineer with solid state theory, small- and large-signal problems and noise discussed. One of the quietest men in the ASA, it is strange that Dr. van der Ziel is an outstanding authority on noise (circuit noise, that is). The book is published by Allyn and Bacon. He is Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota.

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