The American Scientific Affiliation
VOLUME 14, NUMBER 5  October 1972


 William D. Sisterson began work as the first full-time Executive Secretary of ASA ,on August 15. A month later, the national office (including faithful secretary Hazel Fetherhuff) moved from Mankato, Minnesota. Our new address:

Bill Sisterson's new home address: 503 E. Chicago
Elgin, Illinois 60120


Glenn Kirkland of the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University and Roger Voskuyl have made arrangements for an ASA Fellowship breakfast during the 1972 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS meeting, always held between Christmas and New Year, features papers and symposia in all branches of science. In recent years the relationship of scientific research to politics and other broad areas of human concern has been emphasized.

The breakfast is open to all members and friends of ASA attending the AAAS meeting or from the surrounding area. The breakfast will be held at the Windsor Park Hotel, 2300 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C., on Thursday, December 28, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cost is $3.00, including tip. Please make reservations in advance by writing or calling:

Glenn says they'll try to have the breakfast listed with other special events in t1la official AAAS program, but in any event will post notices on the bulletin boards a' the meetings.


D. Lee Chesnut died peacefully on September 14 in Phoenix, Arizona, after rallying somewhat from an illness. ASA News was notified of his death by his nephew J&ck Finnegan, pastor of University Christian Church in Berkeley, California. Lee Chesnut had obtained his B. S. degree in engineering at Iowa State University in 1919 and then spent 43 years with General Electric. He retired in 1963 to begin a speaking tour under auspices of the Christian Business Men's Committee International. His book The Atom Speaks--and Echoes the Word of God, published by Eerdmans in 1951, served as a basis for many of his lectures. In recent,years he turned his attention to creationism and evolutionism and wrote a pamphlet entitled The Monkey's On the Run. He was a member of the Bible-Science Association and the Creation Research Society as well as a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation.


The 27th Annual Meeting of ASA at York University in Toronto last month was our first meeting on Canadian soil, with about one-third of the registrants coming from Canada. During the meeting, John F. Stewart of Smiths Falls, Ontario, laid before the Executive Council the desirability of incorporating a "Canadian Scientific Affiliation." The Canadians don't want to split off from ASA, but they feel that under present laws they can greatly increase Canadian membership and support for a legally separate organization. No independent "Canadian only" operations are envisioned: a Canadian "office" in John Stewart's home would provide a mailing address for legal purposes, and the CSA would in effect "purchase" services and publications from ASA.

It's all law and orderly, we guess, even if we don't understand it. John's attorney recommended it, so he must understand it. Anyway, the Executive Council authorized further negotiations. When they're complete, Canadian members will be able to deduct contributions, dues, and expenses of attending meetings, which they cannot now do for our U.S. organization.

Maybe the Canadian Scientific Affiliation isn't yet born, but at least it has been conceived. And John Stewart is an M.D. who seems to be good at obstetrics.


It's hard to put together a coherent picture of the Annual meeting ("Presuppositions of Science: A Christian Response") from reports we've received. When ASA News told Russ Heddendorf that we had several pages of humorous sidelights from Dick Bube, Russ wondered if they'd attended the same meetings! Program chairmen always tend to take meetings seriously.

Registration reached 85, not counting many family members, according to Doug Morrison, local arrangements chairman. The 30 Canadians and the contingent from adjoining New York State made up about half the registrants, the rest coming from all over the U.S. A large publicity effort that included newspaper advertisement and the mailing of letters to 600 pastors in the area failed to draw many Toronto people. On Monday, Stanford Reid addressed about 100 people. But few local Christians came out on Thursday to hear Robert Thompson, a very competent Christian member of the Canadian parliament.

O f course, there's always plenty going on in a city like Toronto, with its two million population and area of 240 square miles (data courtesy Toronto taxi drivers, via Dick Bube). Some ASA families probably took in the Canadian National Exhibition and other attractions. On the York campus itself a number of other groups were meeting. Even Russ must have smiled to see ASA'ers mingling with IBM types in pin stripes, Scottish clansmen in their plaidies, and girl gymnasts in leotards.

Reports agree on the outstanding public relations job done by members of the local arrangements committee. Norman Lea in particular seemed to know how to incorporate ASA people into local radio programs. Jack McIntyre, Don Boardman, and George Jennings took part in one program on the purposes of ASA. Elving Anderson, Bob Knudsen, Chuck Hatfield, and Russ Heddendorf appeared on a CBC radio program discussing Christianity in relation to scientific and ethical problems. Dick Bube represented ASA on a TV talk show called "Options." With a minister o7f the United Church of Canada, an archbishop of Toronto, and a Jewish woman journalist, he fielded questions on medical ethics and was asked to react to statements such as "If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent Him." Guess you need a sense of humor in a situation like that.

Press coverage was also planned in advance. John Montgomery covered the meeting for Christianity Today. You may even have seen a report of the ASA meeting on the religious page or elsewhere in your local newspaper: several articles sent to a religious news service could have resulted in press releases across Canada and the U. S.


There were excellent papers responding to the presuppositions of science from a Christian point of view. But philosophical papers get heavy for those of us with simple scientific minds, according to one reporter, or at least they take a while to digest. However, there was lively interchange of ideas in between papers, leaving participants with plenty to think about between Annual Meetings. Members of the Association for the Advancement of Christian Studies of Toronto, with their strong Dooyweerdian emphasis, participated actively in discussions.

Anthropologist George Jennings was supposed to "synthesize" the program on the last day, but says he found that difficult. He sent ASA News a document too tightly worded to try to condense further. There wasn't room for the whole thing, so we decided to serialize it and keep you in suspenders. Here's the first installment of George's ruminations on the theme of the 1972 ASA meeting. After changing the title several times, he calls it: ABOUT FAITH AND MAGIC: BACKGROUND FOR CONTEMPORARY PRESUPPOSITIONS.

"An anthropocentric inclination exists in science, in that no field of study is without consequences for the study of man. If we accept, in general, the proposition that even the most specialized natural sciences have some bearing on anthropological study, then we can begin to see how truly varied and competitive are the arguments which promise to shed light on human social and psychological understanding. For the most part, conceptions of man advanced by scholars have been on the basis of schemes for promoting his improvement. Are members of the American Scientific Affiliation suited to exercises in social and cultural therapy, or in social and cultural engineering?

"In general, scientific presuppositions inferred in the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation reflect to Christians the age-old problem of "means" and "end." Devotion to the question of "How?" rather than 'Why?" leads to a seduction to action rather than accomplishment. If we accept Jacques Ellul's suggestions that science is to be a means to achieve the end, which is Truth, we need to consider the relationship between "means" and "end," in order to identify that "end" which is called Truth. The Christian scientist presupposes that his activity leads him to ultimate Truth, or the Person of God who is the Ultimate End for man."-- to be continued.


Dick Bube reports that many presuppositions came under attack, including the presupposition that men and women use different bathrooms. Registrants appreciated being housed in comfortable Vanier Hall
I an air-conditioned sanctuary from the "unusual" warm and humid weather. Each of its 13 floors had the standard doors marked "Men" and 'Women." But registrants unaccustomed to such avant-garde life styles were somewhat disturbed to discover that both doors opened into the same bathroom. Eventually things got straightened out by designating bathrooms on the ASA floors as "Men Only" or "Women Only." Dick worked out a formula to remember which was which: Whatever floor you were living on had the bathroom for the opposite sex. Even this simple formula proved difficult to grasp, so some surprising encounters occurred throughout the meetings.

Another topic for conversation when philosophy got too heavy was the rumor that Executive Council member Gary Collins was absent because he was suspected of being an unfriendly alien. Jack McIntyre, source of the rumor, was called on countless times to explain. It seems that while Gary was in Vienna during his sabbatical this year, he went over to Prague for a day's visit. Since Gary is a Canadian and not a U.S. citizen, he was regarded on his return to the States as being a suspicious alien for his visit behind the Iron Curtain. The only way out of this dilemma was to undergo questioning in Chicago, where he had to make two trips because the $8 in his pocket the first time was insufficient to pay the $10 fee. With his investigation still in progress, he was told it was uncertain that he would be readmitted into the U.S. if he went to Canada for the ASA meeting.

Of course none of this would have happened, Jack insists, if we'd taken his advice and held the meeting in Texas!


ASA meetings are famous for their good-natured repartee. This one was no exception. In fact, Toronto must have sounded at times like Pun City. The program chairman started it the first morning, introducing James C. Kennedy of Queens University, Ontario, in place of scheduled speaker Paul Holmer. He said he had wanted to start the convention like a baseball game--with a Holmer.

But it was Gordon Lewthwaite whose presence made puns a constant feature of the meeting. The following exchange took place after the opening night's address:

   Lewthwaite: "Then I won't keep egging you on."

Reid responded that he was ready with two more puns, but was too chicken to use them. Lewthwaite later complained privately about the use of such fowl language. See what you missed?


Missions Advanced Research and Communications Center (MARC) of Monrovia, California, is a division of World Vision International. It was founded by Edward R. Dayton five years ago to put computers to work effectively for the church, particularly in the task of world evangelism.

About a year ago, ASA News asked Ed to tell us how he happened to start MARC. We've had his reply on hand for several months, after a muscle spasm forced him to return from Brazil and catch up on rest and correspondence. We've edited it very slightly but essentially it's Ed's own account:

"In 1964, 1 was happily settled with my family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as an assistant engineering manager for systems at the Lear Siegler Corporation. Just as we had decided to settle down to a happy life in 'New Jerusalem,' my boss tole me I was leaving. I was being offered a job in two of the company's other engineering divisions as an engineering division manager or vice president. The Lord used this opportunity to uproot us in a rather breathless way.

"Within six weeks I had sold our house in Grand Rapids and bought one in Pasadena, enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary, been granted a Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, and become a management consultant for Leer Siegler Corporation. The fellowship was administered by the Dean of General Studies of Columbia University and allowed a year's scholarship at an institution of higher learning to those wanting to change careers in mid-stream. (A primary purpose of the grants was to study the participants, so I was processed through an interviewer at Columbia and a bank of psychologists to see if my head was screwed on right.)

"About four months into my new career as a 40-year seminarian, I ran into Ted Engstrom of World Vision. In a talk he gave, he wondered what else God might be able to do with the computer system World Vision used to keep track of its finances and its Childcare program. Foolishly, or providentially (you'll have to check your theology on that), I told him about innumerable other things that could be done with computers. This led to a series of discussions with Ted Engstrom, David Hubbard (president of Fuller), Donald Gavran (dean of the Fuller School of World Mission), Paul Rees (vice-president at large of World Vision), and Don Gill (executive director of the Evangelistic Association of New England).

"These discussions led to some exploration with McGavran, Alan Tippett, and three other missionaries, of how one would go about applying aerospace-management planning techniques to world evangelism. By the summer of 1966, 1 was convinced that God was leading us into interesting fields of inquiry, although I still felt I was going to seminary to become a minister. At the Congress of World Evangelism in Berlin in November 1966, we had a display (some called it a sideshow) on the use of technology in evangelism. We centered on the systems approach, planning and research being the keys, vis-a-vis 'acceptable technology' such as radio, TV, airplanes, etc.

"By then it seemed that the fat was in the fire. In early 1967 we started planning something we called the Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center, 'a division of World Vision Incorporated, in cooperation with the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary.' When I graduated in 1967, 1 joined World Vision, and MARC was formally launched.

"There's a saying that we usually overestimate what we can do in one year, and greatly underestimate what we can do in five. As I look back on these five years, I'm amazed at the things accomplished. I'm also surprised that we weren't more grateful for what we were able to do in the first few years.

"Today, as a division of World Vision, we have a small staff of technologists: computer specialists, information scientists, statistical engineers, and a missionary researcher. These are supported by ten assistant researchers, information handlers, and secretaries. We make use of the publication and computer-processing resources of World Vision. We're now finishing a four-year pilot project in Brazil. We believe this project demonstrates the power of useful information to plan new directions for evangelism within a country. We've tried to concentrate on being information handlers rather than scientists in one area. We follow Jerome Wiener in saying we're not interested in how well we know something, but in what difference it makes.

"We received about 3,500 requests for information from all over the world, mostly on what others are doing, and from this we are gradually building up a bank of information. We participated in putting together North American Protestant Ministries Overseas, a directory of all North American missionary work in other countries, and we co-edited the World Christian Handbook coming out in 1972. This gives us probably one of the largest banks of information on the work of the church around the world. We've also developed a rather sophisticated name-handling system; with it we can store information about Christian specialists who have talents they want to be used for the Lord.

"Incidentally, I've had some discussion with Dick Bube and others about the possibility of MARC and ASA getting together on a project. For instance, we could create an ASA directory that would include much more information than the present directory: the skills and background of all members, plus the areas of distinctly Christian service they're into at present.

"we have also put on a number of training seminars to teach a systems approach to Christian and mission management problems, and we have held two-day 'Managing Your Time' seminars for local pastors. Our major goal in all of this is to 'give every person in the world an opportunity to say Yes to Jesus Christ.' I have a firm belief that God gives tools to each age to be used for His glory."

Thanks, Ed. You really STARTED SOMETHING. This series give us a chance to see Christians using the tools God gives in the opportunities He provides. There must be many more ASA News - readers trying new ways to serve the Lord by meeting human needs. Why not write an account of your experiment to share with others? It doesn't have to be as extensive as what Ed Dayton started. It doesn't even have to be successful: scientists learn most of what we know from failures. For your contribution to HOW TO START SOMETHING we'll send you a dozen "Scientist's Psalm"
contemporary greeting cards with matching envelopes, just like we're sending to Ed in appreciation for his story.

Also, if you'd like to keep up with what goes on at MARC, write for the free bimonthly MARC Newsletter, 919 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016. A pricelist of available MARC publications will come with it.


Remember our mentioning an expedition into the jungle by an ASA member, curator of Amazonian Botany at the New York Botanical Garden (ASA News, April 1971, p. 7)? Well, we're happy to announce that in January, Ghillean (Ian) Prance returned safely with his family, a full beard, 60,000 plant specimens (including many new species), 3,000 color slides plus hundreds of black and white photos--and with many tales of adventure.

Leaving his wife and two young daughters in Manaus at the Brazilian Amazon Research Institute, co-sponsor of the international expedition, Ian set off on five separate jungle trips of six to eight weeks, on foot and in outboard-powered inflatable boats. With him would go a small crew, including several lucky students. Lucky, that is, except on the third expedition when eight of the ten in the party came down with malaria. They were all taking prophylactic drugs but encountered a resistant strain of the parasite. They had to return to Manaus, Ian walking out through the Jungle with a Brazilian who became very ill en route, for five days burning with a temperature of 104 degrees. Two people had to be sent out of Manaus for treatment, one to the U.S., but the trip wasn't considered a failure: "After all, we collected 1,200 plants."

On their first trip into the wilds, the plane coming into a Jungle airstrip to pick them up crash-landed. Having hiked 175 miles through virgin forest to meet the plane, they had carried little food, and had none left for the 10 days in which they were marooned.

"We used the fish hooks we had brought along to give to the Indiana to catch piranha fish. They are good eating, very white but a trifle spiney, and with a flavor like sole. We also had to take our daily bath, and where else but in the river? It was safe as long as the fish didn't detect blood in the water and as long as there weren't too many of them. (Piranhas have been unjustly maligned.) We also ate palm fruit, and green mangoes which are nice with salt when there's nothing else to eat." (Next time you're marooned, try to have a botanist along.--Ed.)

One purpose of the expedition was to study the use of plants by the Indi "- . The Deni tribe, for example, doesn't use hallucinogenics, but does use a strong, intoxicating snuff mixed from a local tobacco and the ashes of a tree bark. A discovery that may have useful consequences is that the Deni tribe uses what Ian thinks may be a male contraceptive. The tribe insists it is bad to have a child more than every three years, possibly to keep women as well as men in the labor force for their poorly developed agricultural economy. Their "planned parenthood" program seems to work, and the chief can tell you which couple is next to have a child. A certain vine is beaten, the pulp drips into water, and this is drunk in huge quantities every day, for a short period. It is usually taken about six weeks after a child is born, both parents drinking the mixture.

All this makes most laboratory-type science seem pretty drab, but of course it has to be done, too. Ian has received a new $11,000 NSF grant to support his survey of Amazon plants. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Lehman College do some of the taxonomic work) but specialists around the world will have a chance to help. The NYBG project is the only systematic plant collection program in Amazonia, the largest plant preserve and producer of oxygen in the world. Ian, his family, and no doubt the students who went along are all looking forward to the 1973 expedition.

The hazards encountered in 1971 weren't so different from those encountered on five previous expeditions. But this one had personal significance for the 34-year-old botanist from Oxford. On the fifth trip up the Purus River, Ian learned from emergency radio contact with Manaus that his mother in England was dying. With a companion, he traveled by boat 1,600 miles in four days, running the motor constantly, then flew to England where he visited with his mother for a week before returning to Manaus and the jungle. His mother died in January 1972.

Also, being "alone together" under difficult conditions, in almost inaccessible terrain, gave members of the party opportunity to see Jesus Christ among them. Christ's love penetrated the jungle. It was a missionary airplane that finally rescued the marooned party. On one of the trips, five members of the team accepted the Lord. One American student became a Christian in an Indian muloca. And on another trip nine local people were converted to Christ at a service Ghillean Prance held for the village.


Myron A Mann of Van Nuys, California asks for an address of anyone who can use surplus but reasonably up-to-date examination copies of textbooks. Flipping through back issues of one of our favorite periodicals, we found (ASA News, Feb. 1972, p. 6) a request for just such books (to be sent by sea mail in packages up to 11 lbs.):

                                       Soong Jun University

Good reference books in older editions and surplus copies of textbooks are of little use to many of us but would be a precious resource to Betty Urquhart and others in similar positions. Why shouldn't we start an ASA recycling project? ASA News will be glad to compile a list of addresses to which discarded science books may be sent, with any special instructions requested by potential recipients ("Please send list for approval before shipping books," etc.).

Maybe eventually the ASA national office could serve as a clearing house for surplus science books and other educational materials, the way MAP (Medical Assistance Programs) handles shipments of medical supplies overseas (ASA News, Feb. 1972, p. 1). Meanwhile, send ASA News the full address (and any instructions) for organizations that you personally know can benefit from textbooks and reference books recycled by ASA members. And how about scientific journals we no longer have room for on our shelves? Would some Christian college libraries even in the U.S. like to be on a publications recycling list?

Why couldn't we also collect recyclable books from colleagues in the name of ASA? Wouldn't that be a way to let them know that we exist, and that we're good for something? Maybe ASA Local Sections could take on the collecting, sorting, packing, and shipping of science books as a project to involve every member. (Don't forget receipts for income tax purposes: gifts of real or personal property to ASA are deductible, at fair market value.)

Myron, look what you started! Thank you for the idea, and for kind words about ASA News--even though we couldn't help you with your housing problem this summer (ASA News, June 1972, p. 1).


L4yron Mann's request (above) gives us still another idea. Christians ought to be more concerned than other citizens about the stewardship of all material things... so, ASA News will begin a new series in which we'll pass along your workable suggestions for recycling just about anything.

These can be short items, unlike the full accounts requested for our other HOW TO series. They don't even have to be original, just practical. We'll be glad to bring already-published suggestions to the attention of ASA News readers if you send us the reference. But start with things you're doing yourself that others may not have thought of yet. Sample:

Envelopes. In our family we paste cheap roll-labels over the address on Business Reply envelopes accompanying appeals for donations from organizations we don't plan to respond to. We draw a line through "Postage will be Paid by," put a stamp over the "First Class Permit" box, and type in the address of whoever we're writing to on the label. (We find we're on so many mailing lists that we seldom buy envelopes.) Saves both money and trees.

Paper. It's also fun, as well as economical, to use the backs of junk mail, political handouts, etc., for writing letters--and, of course, for rough drafts of ASA News, scientific papers, etc. (An administrator at a quiet midwestern university almost hit the panic button once when his secretary put one of our letters from Berkeley face down on his desk. When his eye fell on the side carrying an ultimatum from a radical campus group, he startled the whole office by yelling, "Oh, no! They're here!"

See what we mean? We want ASA News to be useful, especially since it's printed on both sides and can't be re-used as stationery. The idea is to stimulate creative and redemptive use of materials often wasted in our affluent society, but which ultimately belong to God.

Serve the Lord--Serve the People! Contribute to HOW TO RECYCLE SOMETHING!


We don't have all the background of the September 5 meeting, but for once ASA News can give a firsthand report. Co-sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Jose, the meeting was held in the chapel of the architecturally dramatic new church building. Our carload from Berkeley was surprised to find an audience of several hundred church members already in the chapel, waiting patiently for things to begin. (A slip-up had the time as 7:30 in the church bulletin, 8 p.m. in ASA publicity.)

As we understand it, the three speakers had been invited by Don Stoner to address a workshop of local public school teachers on the following morning, to help them interpret and carry out the new California guidelines for science teaching. So the panel discussion of "Alternative Viewpoints of Origins" by Duane Gish, John Amoore, and Dave Willis was something of a trial run. Gish, biochemist and associate director of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, led off with a good summary of I.C.R.'s anti-evolutionary position. Amoore, another biochemist and principal chemist at the USDA Western Regional Research Lab in Albany, then gave a balanced presentation of the need for both creation and evolution as theories of origins, with these comments:

"Three steps of man's emergence seem on scientific grounds to have needed Divine intervention. The primeval soup needed special protection to assemble into preliving forms. The origin of sex remains paradoxical unless deliberately founded by God. The brain of man is seen to be of little biological value without the Lord reducing instinctive hostilities to a point where cooperation and education became possible."

Willis, radiation biologist and chairman of the Department of General Science at Oregon State University, Corvallis, concluded the panel. He emphasized that the fossil evidence at present permits extrapolation backward in time to either a monophyletic or polyphyletic origin of presently living species. Don Stoner, who teache biology at West Valley College, did a good job of chairing both the panel and the question period afterwards. The speakers weren't completely in agreement but each managed to contribute something positive. The audience seemed appreciative, sticking it out through what may have seemed to some like geological ages.

Your ASA News reporter was glad to renew acquaintances with members of the Section. We've forgotten who the current chairman is, but Roy Gritter seemed to be exercising some kind of responsibility. That is, he looked about as worried as Don Stoner when the meeting had to begin without John Amoore. Evidently John had peeked into the chapel earlier and concluded that that couldn't be the right place: far too many people for an ASA Local Section meeting!

I was curious to know how things went the following morning, with a better informed and possibly even hostile audience. Surprisingly well, according to John Amoore. About 70 of the 90 teachers in the district attended the meeting, which was an official part of their annual orientation program. The teachers were very responsive and asked intelligent questions without a trace of sarcasm, John says--unless the sarcasm was too subtle for him to catch.

1. National Office. Moved to Elgin, Illinois (see story on p. 1).

2. Canadian Scientific Affiliation. Incorporation authorized (see story on p. 1).

3. ASA at Explo '72.. Harold Hartzler reported to the Executive Council that the Affiliation was represented at Campus Crusade's Explo '72 in Dallas, Texas, in June. Jack McIntyre assisted Harold in setting up and manning an ASA booth. Literature on hand was exhausted the first day and 200 names and addresses were left for further contact. These have all been contacted since, with a number submitting applications for membership. Hartzler strongly suggests representation of ASA at other Christian and/or scientific meetings. He recommends a self-contained display rack with both free literature and books for sale, which could also be used at Christian bookstores.

4. Full-time Employees. Bill Sisterson is drawing up a detailed job description for his new position after consultation with the Executive Council. Many matters have already been agreed upon, such as vacation (two weeks with pay at the end of the first year, with a day added for every additional year of service, up to a maximum of one month); reimbursement for automobile expenses (10 cents per mile, excluding commuting from home), and sick leave (one day per full month of service up to a maximum of 90 days). The office secretary will have the same
sick leave provision and two weeks of paid vacation, but with no increments for length of service. Other employee benefits, such as a pension fund, hospitalization, etc., are yet to be worked out.

5. Projects for the Future. An entire session of the Executive Council meeting in
Toronto was devoted to outlining proposed programs for the new Executive Secretary to explore or implement. These included a speakers bureau, graduate student recruitment, ASA representation at various meetings and conventions, etc.

6. Certificates of Membership are still available from the National Office. These will be sent to you on request. There is no charge for them.

Byron E. Blair, radio frequency management officer at Boulder Laboratories, Boulder, Colorado, was an associate guest editor of the May 1972 special issue of Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. The issue was devoted to time and frequency, with emphasis on generation (frequency standards), dissemination (means of reaching a user), and applications. Byron also co-authored a paper on "Characterization and Concepts of Time-Frequency Dissemination" in that issue. He has a degree in physics from Wheaton College (1942).
Stanley B. Boertje, professor of biology at Southern University in New Orleans, has received a $7,000 HEW Biomedical Research Grant to study "The Incidence and Significance of Plerocercoid Larvae Infections of the Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis, in Relationship to Human Sparaganosis." The grant permits reduction of Stan's teaching load, among other things. As director of a tutorial program at SUNO, he supervises ten upperclassmen to serve as tutors in the sciences, math, and reading skills. When we heard from Stan, his department was about to move into a new, $1,200,000 science-classroom building. He received his PhD in zoology at Iowa State University in 1966.

Gary R. Collins has checked in again after his European sabbatical from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois (and from the ASA Executive Council) He was able to complete two books, one to be published by Baker in November under the title The Christian Psychology of Paul Tournier. In October Gary will be in California to give a series of lectures on Tournier at Rosemead Graduate School.

Craig W. Ellison teaches social psychology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. He is now co-director of the San Francisco Urban Internship Program (ASA News, June 1972, p. 5), responsible for developing its academic structure. Craig received his PhD from Wayne State University in June, with a dissertation on "The Development of Interpersonal Trust as a Function of Self-Esteem, Target Status, and Target Style. "

George Giacumakis, Jr., associate professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, becomes chairman of his department on September 1. George has been on the Cal State faculty since 1963 and is just completing a sabbatical leave: as a scholar in residence at the American Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem, he has visited various historical locations in the Middle East.

Walter R. Hearn will be lecturing this fall at the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting associate professor of biochemistry. He and wife Ginny and Dave Gill are also serving as co-directors of "The Crucible--A Forum for Radical Christian Studies," a Christian "counter-university" just getting under way in Berkeley. Walt is on leave-without-pay from Iowa State University, Ames2 "to think and write." What's he writing? He won't say. What's he thinking? "About how to survive by writing so we can stay in Berkeley!"

George R. Kelsey has just returned from a hectic term of 4 years in Amman, Jordan, directing the Arabic Language Program. The A.L.P. teaches Arabic to missionaries, teachers, and medical personnel from 15 nations and many mission boards. The Kelseys are currently living in Laurel Springs, New Jersey. After a semester at Westminster Seminary in exegesis and linguistics, they expect to return to Jordan early next summer.

Irving W. Knobloch informs us that the 3rd edition of his book Readings in Biological Science (Appleton-Century-Crofts) will be out soon, updated to include acupuncture, the drug scene, biology of race, and other current topics. In a recent Taxon review, Irv outlined the importance of hybridization in plant speciation. The new botany course for non-majors he inaugurated at Michigan State University has a bulging enrollment of students interested in the relationship of plants to man's history, ecology, and well-being.

Herbert A. Meyer, professor of chemistry and chairman of his department at Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska, also has a new book out: Handbook of Modern Experiments for High School Chemist (Parker Publishing Co., Inc., West Nyack, New York. $8.95). A flyer says it's the only book available with fully prepared, individualized experiments, easily tailored to the achievement level of any student in a matter of minutes. Herb would like to see it in libraries and on the desks of instructors in science teaching methods.

Francis J. Mills, Jr. , an optometrist, says be has been searching for basic causes of "the nation's number one problem--the damage done by beverage alcohol. The trail leads to the L.B.I. Do we have any concerned members in the New York City area who could do some investigation there?" If so, write to him at 3935 North River Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48906. (Local Bureau of Investigation? Library of Basic Information? Licensed Beverage Institute? Liquor Board of Inquiry? Log-Blood-Index? Lipid Bilayer Inversion? Beats me.--Ed.)

William Monsme is now studying history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh. Bill completed his PhD in physics at the University of Colorado in 1970 and then taught physics two years at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

James R. Moore received his M. Div. summa cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in June, and is now working toward the Ph.D. in ecclesiastical history at the University of Manchester in England. Jim hopes to do a dissertation on Henry Drummond, the theology of evolution, and tensions within the Scottish church in Drummond's time. His two-year research stint is made possible by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission of the British government, which awarded Marshall Scholarships to Jim and 23 other American students.

David A. Saunders has completed his PhD in biology at Johns Hopkins University, and has accepted a postdoctoral position at Boston Biomedical Research Foundation.

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William J. Kinnaman, 9 Mayo St., Willimantic, Connecticut 06226. Asst. Prof. of Social Sciences - Philosophy at Rhode Island Junior College. BA Shelton College in Phil., Theology; MA Univ. of Connecticut in Philosophy. Rank: Member


Edmund G. Byne, Jr., Box 113, Medical College of Ga., Augusta, Ga. 30902. BS Univ. of Georgia in Chem., Biology. Student at present - M. D. program. Rank: Member


Dora Alanen, 4240 Clarendon, Chicago, Ill. 60613. Teacher of Music (piano) at North Park College - part time. BM at Chicago Musical College in Piano. Rank: Associate.

Paul E. Little, 12 No. Parkway Drive, Prospect Heights, Ill. 60070. Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. BS Univ. of Pa. in Economics, Accounting; MA Wheaton College in Bible Lit., N. T. Rank: Member (Missionary)


Donald W. Calvin, 1463 Gwen Drive, Baton Rouge, La. 70815. Chemical Engineer for Dow Chemical Co. BS La. State University in Chem. E.; PhD Univ. of Florida in Chem. E. Rank: Member


Samuel R. Schutz, 19 Ashland St., Newburyport, Mass. 01950. BA Calif. State College in Psychology; PhD UCLA in Ed. Psych. Asst. Prof. of Psychology at Gordon College. Rank: Member


James P. Moreland, 13617 Applewood, Grandview, Missouri 64030. Campus Director U. of Vermont, Campus Crusade for Christ. BS Univ. of Missouri in Chem., Math. Rank: Member

New Jersey

Edward B. Hardwick, 227 Fairmount Ave., Laurel Springs, New Jersey 08021. Student. BS West Chester State College in Health, Science. Rank: Member

New York

David A. Shafer, 9 Westminster Rd., Rockville Centre, N. Y. 11570. Director of Curriculum, Lecturer Consultant - Dept. of Education, North Haven, Conn. 06473. BS Nyack in Humanities, Bible; MS S.U.C.E. in Education. Rank: Associate


Hadley T. Mitchell, RD 1, Kennett Square, Pa. 19348. in Math, Phys. Rank: Member

Student. BA Houghton

Jon D. Snyder 4621 East State St., Sharon, Pa. 16146. Student at Case Western Reserve University. Rank: Associate

Robert A. Witter, 3246 Evergreen Drive, Murrysville, Pa. 15668 Student, CarnegieMellon U. Rank: Associate


Harry T. Hardwick, 600 East Sylvan Drive, Longview, Texas 75601. President of LeTourneau College. THD Nyack Missionary College in Theology; MA New York University in Speech; Ed.D New York University in Education, Adm.; LID Wheaton Conferred. Rank: Associate

Michael W. Perry, 3909 Swiss Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204. Student at Dallas Th6ologi
cal Seminary. BS Auburn University in EE. Rank: Member


Michael L. Coleman, 2282 Pimmit Dr., Apt. 101, Falls Church, Va. Youth Minister - Trainee - Young Life. BS Univ. of Maryland in Psychology. Rank: Member


Milton G. Harris, 6842 21st Ave., N. E., Seattle, Washington 98115. Research Assoc. University of Washington. BS in Aeronautics; MS & M. of A&A in Bio-Med. Engr., all et University of Washington. Rank: Member

David S. Hill, 1109 5th North, Seattle, Washington. Staff Trainee Young Life Campaign. Student. Rank: Associate

Florence M. Best, 727 Bellevue Ave. E., Seattle, Washington 98102. Respiratory Therapist - The Mason Clinic - Seattle. No degrees. Rank: Associate

David G. McKeever, 3210 North 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98407. Student at University of Washington. Rank: Associate


Carol M. Rosckowff, 1616 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
53403. Resident I
Pediatrics M. D. - Milwaukee Children's Hospital. BA Augustana College in Biology,
Chemistry; MD University of Wisconsin in Medicine. Rank: Member

Mickelowf W. Rosckowff, 1616 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Instructor in Medical Microbiology at Madison Technical College. BS University of Wisconsin in Medical Microbiology. Rank: Member


Eric K. Parsons, Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Canada. Dentist. DDS Dalhousie Univ.
Rank: Member