Cave Research Foundation newsletter

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Contents: March expedition at FR / WC -- The Longest Cave -- Cave rumblings -- President's letter / Roger W. Bruckman -- Peruvian expedition 1976 -- Notice: new CKA policies / Steve Wells -- Reminder to JV's -- Treasurer's notes -- Fellowship response -- New publications -- 1975 field schedules -- Western expeditions -- Eastern expeditions.
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PRZSIDENT'S LETTER The CJ;le Symposi urn is the mas t im portant project we have going that is within sight of completion. It be the first comprehensive description of the geology, mineralogy, biology, exploration and history of a GUAdalupe cave to come out of CRF. An NSS Bulletin will be devoted to it. AITangements being made to tip in an elaborate map. The prospect is very axei tingj we want to do a good job. no mistake. It is nerve-wrack ing trying to finish a project like this. Our Personnel Manual is a good example. When it was 9rJ!, complete it took nearly an equal amount of concentrated effort over a few months to deliver the final la;t. People felt pres sured, insulted, and sometimes downright angry. But they never lost Eight of the goal. As with other CRF projects, expect perseverance to payoff in good results. I'm expecting everyone's best effortJ WANTED --I nnova ti ve approache& to keep intruders out of caves. Job Corps vandals have again broken into the Austin Entrance. They began a systematic onyx mining project in Davis Hall. Lanterns stolen from CRF's Flint Ridge Field Station and apparently used in the project were recovered by Rangers at the Job Corps. No idea who did it. A lock ed gate is no deterrent. What will work? Please send ideas to me. Urgent. WANI'ED --A CRF western JV interested in maintaining .. liaison with Guati alupe wilderness protection groups. Scope of the job is to alert CRF when cave-related input (ideas, facts, writ ten comments, testimony) is needed, and to acquaint conservation groups with CRF's interest and advisory capability. To learn more, contact Pete Lindsley, Joe Davidson, or me. Roger W. Brucker 2 ______ Ad....rrfis. ......... + ----\ \. ((If' Lost Jonn had Flint. Ridge nothing Mve gotten him down ., !J Yo f? J. !,44,frin, PliO Thanks to Kate Moore for inspiring the above ad. She submitted imaginative ideas for five ads after hearing R. W. Brucker's pitch selling ftFlint Ridge Breakdown" --a combination of surplus Potato Buds --for the low low price of 73. Red Watson thought the performance funny until Pat Watson bought two cans of Spam. ttl lost my en-thusiasm for suesmanship, It said Red. (Wait until supper tonight, Red, that's not all you'll losel -Ed.) PERUVIAN EXPEDITION 1976 Dr. Marian Pulina will lead an expedition to Peru from /q)rll to August 1976. Information is urgentJ.y needed on (a) sources on Peruvian karsts, and (b) aJVOne with Peruvian speleological. interests (and/or contacts in Peru). De Browman will be joining the expedition in Peru as a JV-ARCH. Ar:\Yone with informa.tion please contact Browman (Dept. Anth, Washington U, St. LouiS, 63130) or write directJ.y to Pulinal Dr. Marian Pulina Uniwersytet Wroc:lawski Instytut Geograficzny Pl. U niwersytecki 11 Wroc:law, Polska


3 NOTICE: NEW CKA POLICIES 1) BAT CAVE (near Turnhole Bend Spring) and GRAND AVENUE in Colossal Cave, both in Mammoth Cave Nat. Park, are off limits to CRF parties during the period from September 15 to April 15 of each year. These sites are the homes of colonial Indiana bats whose gradual demise has been attributed to human disturbance during winter hiber nation. Please add these to the list in your own Personnel Manual on p. 94. The complete list also includes Dixon Cave and Long's Cave. CRF is taking this action at the request of MCNP Supt. Joseph KuleRza following recommendations of Dr. S.R. Humphrey (University of Florida) who spent several days monitoring Indiana bats in the Park caves. 2) I have been receiving reports that the Flint Ridge Field Station in MCNP, the Austin House especially, is being left in poor condition after expeditions. These include leaving food out, inadequate cleaning of the Austin House kitchen, and leaving the lock off the Ticket Office door. It is the responsibility of the expedition leader to make sure that the field station is properly cleaned and secured. Even if he or she is making use of a camp manager, he should check to make sure the duties have been completed. It should be the responsibility of each JV to assist in every way to clean the camp. Take a few minutes and look around, help pick up the trash, make sure the buildings are locked when leaving. The field station is a part of our home, in a manner of speaking, and we should treat it with due respect. Steve Wells CKA Operations Mgr. ) o 50 .00 PER PAID REMINDER TO JV's Many eastern joint venturers have already sent in their reimbursement for the new CRF Personnel Manual. We thank you. For those who have neglected to do so, we remind you that we very much need your response. Please send $5.00 ($3.00 if you are hard-pressed) right away to Dennis Drum, CRF Treasurer; Dennis Drum, CRF Treasurer 9107 General Grant Lane Affton, MO 63123 Make checks to CRF. We want to close our books on this pro ject. Thanks P.S. Western JV's who have not automatically received a copy of this central Kentucky manual may order one at $5.00 from: Diana RR #3 Cave City, KY 42127 Be sure to indicate that your $5.00 is advance payment and not reimbursement. (All active CRF personnel get a $1.00 discount from the $6.00 public price advertized in the May NSS NEWS.) TREASURER'S NOTES The assets inventory of CRF property is moving very slowly. Several imventory forms are being circulated among CRF personnel. Please complete and return these forms to me immediately. If you are in possession of CRF property worth $50 or more and have not received an inventory sheet, please list the items, date purchased, and original cost, and send to: Dennis Drum CRF Treasurer 9107 General Grant Lane Affton, Mo. 63123 FELLOWSHIP RESPONSE As of May 1, D. DesMarais had received 12 proposals for fellowships. They were in the fields of archeology, biology and geology. The proposals are being reviewed at the present, with the awards to be made on June IS.


NEW PUBLICATIONS The following items may b e ordered from t he CRF publications distribution officer, Diana Daunt (address pltge 2). Make checks to CRF. All prices are posta{Z:e paid. CRF PERSONNEL MANUAL, 2nd Ky .-Area run. $S to active CRF personnel; Others $6 FLINT MAMMOT H MAP CARD, 2nd rui tion (75 Updat ed throug h 1974, in ) colors on heavy glossy paper. 15 each to active personnel. Others,50 each or 10 for $2.50. LEE CAVE MAP, MCNP (197 5), 40"x)2", Scale, Shows 7.A miles of passage. A real beauty. $4.00 to everyone. CRF 1974 ANNUAL REPORT. 67 pp. incl. 17 drawings and 10 photos. While they last, $1.50. ----Also, still available---FLINT RIDGE CAVE SYSTEM FOLIO (1966). )4 sheets, scale, 1 .... 250. Only $1.50 SALTPETRE MINING IN MAMMOTH CAVE (1967), by Burton Faust. 96 pp., illustrated A super bargain at each. 1975 FIELD SCHEDULES Mark your dates now. Make sure you notify your area contact 10 days in advance. Au g. IvESTER\' EXPED TTIONS 2-) CaCa: Survey probahly science. C. Welbourn Dry Pot: Cartography & science coordination J. Hardy Oct. 25-27 Probably backpack trips, day hikes, C. Welbourn 27-30 CaCa: Cartography, ridge walking, surface survey, etc. E. Bassham Jan. 1-4 '76 CaCa: Cartography Mr. or Ms. X YOU MUST NOTIFY one of the follow ing 10 days before the trip if you plan to attend: Pete Lindsley (214) 691-7968 5507 Roca Raton Dallas, TX 75210 Karen Welbourn (505) 344-8988 306 Sandia Rd. NW Albuquerque, XN 87107 Or expedition leader listed. EASTERN EXPEDITIONS June 28-July 6 Cartography J. \vilcox Aug. 16-17* Cartography T. Cottrell Sept.27-28 Science support. D. Oct. 18-19* Cartography & maintenance. D. Drum No v. 27-30 Car tography. S. Freemall *2nd day optional. YOU NOTI FY one 0 f the following 10 days before the trip if you plan to attend: Pat Crowther (617)643-5369 8 Greenwood Rd. Arlington, MA 02174 Steve Wells (513)662-0246 Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45221 Pete Lindsley (214)691-7968 5507 Boca Raton Dallas, TX 75230

Contents: March
expedition at FR / WC --
The Longest Cave --
Cave rumblings --
President's letter / Roger W. Bruckman --
Peruvian expedition 1976 --
Notice: new CKA policies / Steve Wells --
Reminder to JV's --
Treasurer's notes --
Fellowship response --
New publications --
1975 field schedules --
Western expeditions --
Eastern expeditions.


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