The Texas Caver

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The Texas Caver
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The Texas Caver
Texas Speleological Association
Texas Speleological Association
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Technical Speleology ( local )
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Contents: Meeting dates -- Note from state health department -- Regional convention -- Lo unto others... / J. C. Pearce -- The fauna of Contex Caves / Dave Kyser -- In memorium: Charles Hilburn -- Introducing: Holmes Semken, Arthur Carroll, Bill Helmer -- First aid for accident victims in caves / R. T. Scott -- Correspondence.
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Vol. 1, no. 10 (1956)
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HOLMES SEJ1KEN is a well known . AUstin cavar \'lho 1s presently serving his aeoond term as president of the UTSS. He haa ..... ..-' .. been caving in the atato .for. the ... :fe\ tfliif"..' /'" pr1mar1l;y 1n the geologic aspects . c .olleotor: t(\ . . .. .. ARTHUR CARROLL 1a well known around. AUatin ca.v1ng o1rclee aa ... . J.,. .. the hardest l'iorl{eJ: of thl3 UTSS. ,. r. \f . Arthur has held Seveial J.>OUts :; w1 th the grotto anc:. praaer),tly' / ('"'-. Arrtllv" .. __ : : . .. 1a expedition ot.\91rmen. He is """ an NSS member, vlco preeic.ont of .the Texas Reg1or1. and come a .... from Taxe.s City,. He 1o e BjJ:.L HELMER is also a phys,.cu : at UT (junior) nnd comes to A us tin from Pharr 1n. tho Rio Chu.nrle Valley o Ho 1s an NSS member . cU1d of the UTSS, ; ,' 1nteresi;ad 1n plio oography_ .. .. r.:.Ild mup l'JOrk 1n caea. Some ,of his lnterasts ara amateur l.'n0i o ( \.JR), photography. nnd hl-flo He 1s starrartist foi." the Texas Caver. senior physj.cs student at : with ca'"'.ng interests 3.n bio Jne.pp1ng ..........


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SUlJJ/lER ADLRESS LIST section 1 o Abilene Dpe!eolog1cal society"ah Crange1 Abilene v: .. E .. Ele.k.,'3more--P .c. Box 22'1'8 la.nd NcS . . I Bob e.nd Bart Crisme.n--1625 Orange. Ab1leno Nss Tommy \:alnut, Cdeasa 'Ul:SS Jan stephens--1409 Tilden, \';5.ch1ta Fo.lls. : UTSS Eo p o Thorne--P .0. Box 164 a San l\ngelo .: NSS osca:r :.eisz--F .. o . Box 3042,. r.un /,ngelo. . ';: :.1ight,. Jr.--24.08 south seventh11 Abilor.te Nss Section II o Balconies Grotto--;; R,.chard ncott. 5"/13 AvenuG G., Aust3.n Dallas .. cal Don :.idener, 10527 soJ:ta Dallas .. University of Texas University station. Austin; or ; Dav :td Fannahjt 715 D, 321\ Aust:tn Allman--911 t:illo\11 1 Austin ( Gr69842) UTSS Ken bnke:t'--1110 B /). f,:rackenridge l1ptso, 1\ustin (G:t) .. UTSD . NSS Don I ennight ... -1507 Colorado. Austin ( Gr21366) I u.rns Fred Berner ... ao715 B,. East 32 .Aust:Ln ( Gr72056) . : "(JTSS Davld Bosi:Iell--2304 San Anton1o, Austin u.rss . . Bltsh Breland ;J, .. o-.. Dro, Dallas 24 lJSfJ r.o) R ._ But.lcr.-o.513 S. N:tnth Te;ague NSS .. . ';.'illirun Cronemriett--2504 B a Lo:ng-{1ew 11 .Austin fuss Cb:t:c-les Dean--Route 1908 Grapevine Sam GoldlJatel ..... -1810 Cong1ess /mstl:n U'rss David H::tm1ah-... 715 B II East 32 8 .Austin u.rss . Bob Holder .. -916 t:est Liv-e Oalt11 Au.st1ll (Gr65914)' .NSs. tr.I.'SS Robert IlUdSOl'l-2117 Streett ;:aco NGS . . Nan Jones-,..2ID2 East 1811 .Austin (Gr25297) urss . .. Da\7:td K;rsel .. --715 B, East 32, Austin (Gr. 72056) I urss .John J..aphwn--2700 l;e5te:rn ,. J.i"'t o .. . ....... .' . Austin NSS Bill r,:la.ples--1104 Guadalupe,. A u.s tin u.rs5 : . Joe F.11 Comal Sto, Austln NSS Dotti Pa.ynG--325 Andre\vS Dormo II .Aus"Gin ( Gr66611) urss. Joe rea:rce--5713 Aveo G., Austin !'ISS .Bal. Roy Fietsch--2304 \:est 49. Au.stin ( Hcl55(:',J.O) NSS Bal. TeJ.9.S Region; Boax'd of "NGS .. Clarence P:rinca11 Jro .. -3117 Sto11 Dallas 5 Jac-k F:ropsma .. -9'/0 Post (ak,, Austlr. (Gr60788) urss Richurc1 (Scotty) 6 Burnett /,us tin (.Gir30967) .Bal. NSS Dlrectoi' and to the Board. of . Governors o the NoS fi r tho Texas Reg1cu : . .. . . .. Holmes rost Oak Place :Rockdale liDS UTsn Ja.mie Spence,..' ... z : : o2 Gcaton11 Apt. B, Austin UTSS .. Charles .. 2522 Dabney Place,. Grand Prairie NSS rlol'm .Templc... 24C 5 Sabine St. .Austin .l'IDS Don l:idenc.r--lo.rt' Solta D1ve, Dallas (FA 9654) NSS DSS Bnk"n:l.e 2:;.12 san Gabriel, urss Gntde:r ..... J j'inllJY A'llstiu ( GTJ56ll0) :s-loyd Potter., 1 .,c. -120'7 Richcrcel<: Hd .. ( ib508fJO)


--'1 .; On J. r.1nry 11 s Unlvcrsity soc!t.e1;:y-... J3c:t:.t 5'17 san. ii Ol" Ht.lrve;l' 13341" Texas Avo o., G o.n Lmto:a:Lo ( Pa5 .. l.l51) EjJ..lCi.. .. 1\J:.:::mr:;;f"or .. StCI r..ra.t'1'S Un1vers:l:ty. Hnll:.. snn Ar1.ton:Lo J oc 1\in::a;o:r.cll .... :;,.r.; o M9.ry' s I) Ch'3.11l1nade 11all. san ... 'l.nton.1.o pnga : "' Hj.cinrd ... -40'7 East :3t0 0 Del .R1o NSS }};.:.'v3y ... 234l rexns A'TS. San Antonio ( Pe5115l) .. NSS. SMOSS ol7 "th3 Regio11 Fox-... 5o'5 Kl11gs HigblJ:a.y o san .Ani;on1o Sl'I.USS ...... lHZ En st Sa:!n Ho\1st::>a0 Pharl' H35 UTSS Hl.uor.:> ... Sto Mar;vs Un1versi.ty. Eilll0.San !ii':.ton1.o . Bot Jones ... -8422 Magnolia, se.n Antcn1o u.css 211 Edirl"burg Jokm i.v:e.rltey--230. Holly St. t Se.n Antonio SMUSS sect ;i. (l:tl :tv o cm::rcll .. flle, 18" N 1 ) T(:!.Xas C1 ty rms 'OTSS v; .. ce-Gb.a1runn of reJ:as Reg5.m.1 : Pn 'i; I -412"'/ I-tJusto:n ( Ga3:1260) G:tt;J.i H':n"},Wl'--5!555 Aspenn UTS.S. Blue Bo11net Dr .. NE'S Dnvi.d .. 2o122 David st .. D Ch-r1ul;i NSS B:t7.l ... -5201. Green Tree Road,. rvuston !9 (lVIa33368) t.tckel-.. 5206 Dieppe. Houstou rJ"'t. "l$0 r .... e -. 'A II \. J. ..,t;., \t Nnn lli.\::rt:ln ... -5515 S.ha:.-rell Dro Atlanta. Ga liES tT.rSS o:f' tr:.e Region rJr ..... Apto 911 1305 lr:ls0 I..os Alamosa Do.u Good3on--5-15 I.aurel Sto. San Diego., Cal. NSS. lJTSS . D:ro Ber.nle J o s.,, Ap't 303.: Chicago, lU. Nf.iS Bal. .. D:Lc}: So .Yale11 Tulsa, ukle.o :. : Dick Teriney, .l304 s.-Yale .. :'l'ulsa CJkla ..

Contents: Meeting
dates --
Note from state health department --
Regional convention --
Lo unto others... / J. C. Pearce --
The fauna of Contex Caves / Dave Kyser --
In memorium: Charles Hilburn --
Introducing: Holmes Semken, Arthur Carroll, Bill Helmer
First aid for accident victims in caves / R. T. Scott --