PUBLICATIONS - Short papers for volume B of 1961 Annual Review of the Geological Survey.

                           UNITED STATES
                    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                         GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                     Water Resources Division
                        Washington 25, D.C.

In reply refer to:                             November 30, 1960
                                               Code:  4053 0001


To:       District Chiefs and Staff Officials, Ground Water Branch

From:     Chief, Ground Water Branch

Subject:  PUBLICATIONS - Short papers for volume B of 1961 Annual
                         Review of the Geological Survey.

Attached is a copy of Mr. Averitt's memorandum of November 28,
which is nearly self-explanatory.  Professional Paper 400 has had
such an enthusiastic reception that the Division is anxious to
contribute to the volumes for 1961 and subsequent years, and has
said that top priority will be given to this effort.

This memorandum is for the purpose of soliciting titles for short
papers, as described in Mr. Averitt's memorandum, for inclusion in
volume B of the 1961 professional paper.  Please refer to
Professional Paper 400 for the type of paper desired.  If you find
a copy.  Time is not available for ordering copies for the
individual offices, and it is understood that the available supply
is small.

These essential criteria are as follows:

     1.  The paper should describe recent results of geologic and
hydrologic investigations that are of interest.  It should not be
just a description of an investigation and of what is hoped to be
learned from it.

     2.  The paper should describe results that have not been
approved for publication and scheduled for delivery of published
copies within, or within a few months after, the 1961 fiscal year.

     3.  The paper is limited to 1,000 words and a few simple

     4.  In view of the short deadline, we want only papers that
can be submitted without delaying scheduled project completion
dates by more than a week or two.  In general this will mean that
only an author who has already begun work on a brief paper for
another outlet, such as a journal, or who is so familiar with his
project that he can write up something interesting very quickly
without substantial interference with scheduled completion dates,
can be expected to contribute to this year's volume.  Federal
funds are not available to defray the cost of this work.

For each title offered, please give the information requested in
item 2 on the second page of Mr. Averitt's memorandum.

We want to make as good a showing as we can under the rather
stringent conditions described above.  Volume B of Professional
Paper 400 contains 232 papers.  To make a respectable showing, the
Ground Water Branch would have to produce at least several tens of
papers.  I hope that we will be able to meet this goal.

                                 (s) Philip E. LaMoreaux


Distribution:  A, B, S3, FO3, SL (WRD)