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The Texas Caver

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The Texas Caver
Series Title:
The Texas Caver
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Texas Speleological Association
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Texas Speleological Association
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Regional Speleology ( local )
Technical Speleology ( local )
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Newsletter
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United States

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Contents: Discovery in Blow Hole Cave / David Merideth -- Five year index / MBLLRSG -- Grotto news.
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Open Access - Permission by Publisher
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Vol. 10, no. 12 (1965)
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See Extended description for more information.

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T.} 3ZTEXAS 'A. CAVER

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VOLUME X f\JU\1BER 12, DECEMBER, 1965 COVER: "FI SHTAILS" ANOTHER MASTERPI ECE BY BLAI R PI TTMAN. SOME OF THE OLDTIMERS WILL RECOGNIZE THESE EXACT FORMATIONS AS THE ONES ALONG THE TRAIL IN THE "J" ROOM, MAYFIELD CAVE WELL, T [ CA\.'E"RIJF "CRYSTAL PALACE" TO YOU NEw-cor.1ERS. (,,,N.;YIA C-3 2iX2i; ltOr.1i!i TELEPHOTO, F/90; STROpE LIGHTINC SEhlNC AND IN CLOSE.) CONTENTS: PAGE 227 230 242 OIECOVERY IN BLOW HOLE CAVE BY DAVID MERIDETH F,VE YEAR INDE X BY MBLLRSG GROTTO NEWS THE TEXAS CAVER IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS SPELEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION AND IS PUBLISHED IN DALLAS, TEXAS. MATERIAL FOR PUB L ICATION SHOULD BE TYPED DOUBLE-SPACED AND SENT TO THE EDITOR NO LATER THAN THE 1ST OF THE MONTH OF ISSUE. THIS PUBLICATION IS EXCHANGED WITH OTHER SIMILAR PUBLICATIONS OR SUBSCRIPTION IS $3.00 PER YEAR FOR 12 ISSUES. EDITOR PETE LINDSLEY ASSISTANT EDITOR CHUCK LARSEN TVPIST JACKLyN ROBINSON ARTWORK-------------------------NoRMAN ROBINSON ASSEMBLy ... JACK & GLORI A BURCH GROTTO NEWS EDITOR 6ERT OLSEN PHOTO TI PS EDI TOR CARL KUNATH CURRENT EVENTS EDITOR .......... JIM ESTES LITHOGRAPHER BRYANT LILLY OFF I CERS OF THE TEXAS SPELEOLOGI CAL ASSOCI AT I ON FOR THE CURRENT YEAR ARE: CHAI PETE L I NDSLEV VICE CHAIRMAN CARL KUNATH SECREiARy-TREASURER KATHERINE GOODBAR 6 521 SUNNYLAND LANE DALLAS, TEXAS 75214 NOTE: ALL ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION (EXCEPT GROTTO NEWS) SHOULD BE SENT TO THE EDITOR: PETE LINDSLEY, 4612 WATAUGA, DALLAS, TEXAS, 75209 NOTE: ALL MONEY AND QUESTIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS OR RENEWALS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ASSISTANT EDITOR: CHUCK LARSEN, 3622 NORMA DRIVE, GARLAND, TEXAS 75040 NOTE: ALL GROTTO AND CLUB NEWS SHOULD BE SENT TO NEWS EDITOR BERT OLSEN, 222 MIZELL, DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS 75110.

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DEOEMBER, 1965 PAGE 227 DISCOVERY IN BLOWHOLE CAVE EUGENE HAYDON AND I ARRIVED AT PROJECT DEEP AT APPROX I MATELY 9:A.M. SATURDAY MORNING, AND REGISTERED. WE MET SCOTT REEVE AND SOME MORE OF THE CORYELL COUNTY CAVERS. THEY WERE PLANN ING A TRIP TO DEEP CAVE. A COUPLE OF HOURS WERE SPENT IN DEEP LOOKING AROUND AND TAKING A FEW PI CTURES. BEFORE NOON WE JOINED B ILL RUSSELL AND HI S MAPPING TEAM AT BLOW HOLE FOR SOME PICTURES AND EXPLOR ING. THI S CAVE S LOCAT E D i N A GULLEY THAT FLOODS WHEN IT RAINS. IN THE LAST ROOM WHILE B ILL WAS MAPPING AND I WAS TAKING PICTURES, EUGENE DISCOVERED A SMALL HOLE WITH A STRONG AIR CURRENT COMING OUT OF IT. Two SMALL HOLESfl-tAD BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE ROOM. THE HOLE THAT EUGENE FOUND WAS A B OVE THE FLOOD LINE. THE PROSPECTS OF CONNECTiNG WITH MORE OF THE CAVERN SEEMED BEST AT THI S PLACE. By TH I S T!ME IT WAS NOON, SO WE LEFT THE CAVE TO EAT AND GET OUR TOOLS TO DIG ON THE HOLE. LEE SKINNER MET US IN THE CAVE TO HELP WITH THE DIGGING ABOUT P.M. WEREMOVED AS MUCH MATERIAL AS POSSIBLE WITH OUR ONLY TOOL A.G.I. SHOVEL. WE LEFT THE CAVE AT 6 :4 5 P.M. AND DID NOT RETURN UNTIL 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY TO CONTINUE DIGGING. THE SEDIMENT WE WERE DIGGING IN WAS COM POSED OF A CHALKY MATERIAL AND SMALL ROCK S. TH I S WAS EASY D I GG I NG, BUT THE FURTHER WE DUG THE H A RDER I T GOT. I T WAS SUGGEST ED THAT WE USE DYNAM IT E TO LOO SEN TH IS MATERIAL. WHILE EUGENE CONTINUED DIGG ING, LEE AND I WENT TO ASK ABOUT BLASTING. WE WERE INFORMED THAT IT HAD BEEN SPECIFIED THAT THERE BE NO BLASTING. WE DECIDED TO TALK WITH JIM ESTES. LEE WENT BACK TO THE CAVE WHILE I WENT TO FIND JIM ESTES TO SEE WHAT WE WOULD HAVE TO DO I N ORDER T O GET PERMISSION TO BLAST. AN HOUR LATER, AT 4:00 P M I RETURNED TO THE C AVE AND EUGENE, LEE, AND I CONTINUED D I GGING UNTIL 6:30 P.M. AFTER W A TCHING THE BAT FLIGHT AT PUNKIN CAVE, WE BORROWED AN IRON BAR FRO M PETE LI NDSLEY. EUGENE AND I ATE SUPPER AND RETURNED TO THE CAVE TO TRY OUR LUCK AGAIN. WE STARTED IN WITH THE BAR ABOUT 8:30 P.M. AND THI NGS WERE GOING GREAT WITH THE BAR UNTIL WE H I T A ROCK ABOUT 6 I NCHES IN 0 1 AlV1ET ER AND 2 FEET LONG \If EDGED I N A CREV I S. WE COULD SEE A ROOM AT L EAST BIG ENOUGH TO CRAWL INTO BEYOND THE ROCK. THIS WAS VERY ENCOURAGING. H OWEVER WE COULD NOT ACCOMPLI SH ANYTHING MORE BY PICKING AT THE ROCK W ITH OUR SMALL BAR AND WE KNEW WE COULDN'T POSSIBLY GET THROUGH W I THOUT B LASTI NG. WE LEFT THE CAVE ABOUT 1 g30 A M AND MET JIM ESTES AT THE WIND MILL. WE TOLD HIM WHAT WE HAD FOUND. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD GO W ITH US THE NEXT MORNING TO LOOK AT OUR F I ND. ABOUT 9:00 A.M. MONDAY MORNING WE MET JIM ESTES, ROBERT SCHROEDER, AND ANOTHER CAVER. JIM THOUGHT THE HOLE LOOKED VERY PROMI SI NG AND T OLD US TO TALK TO THE LAND OWNER, MR. LOYS NEV>MAN. iF MR. NEWVlAN WOULD G IVE US PERMISSION TO BLAST, JIM THOUGHT THE T.S. A WOULD CONSENT TO OUR BLASTING IF WE TOOK FULL RESPONSIBILITY. MR. NEV>MAN WAS A VERY NICE MAN AND GAVE US HIS PERMISSION READ ILY. ROBERT, EUGENE, AND I HAD QUITE A TIME FINDING SOME DYNAMITE. F INALLY, WITH THE HELP OF A LOT OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE, WE GOT SOME DYNAMITE AT A HARDWARE STORE IN DEL RIo. WE RETURNED TO THE PROJECT AT ABOUT 2:00 P o M TO F IND THAT NEARLY E V ERYONE HAD LEFT. WE ATE A QUICK LUNCH AND WENT BACK TO THE CAVE. ABOUT 3 O'CLOCK WE SET OFF THE F I RST CHARGE OF A H ALF ST ICK, WHICH REMOVED THE ROCK THAT WAS HOLDING US UP BEFORE BLAST I NG. WE SET TWO MORE C HARGES TO ENLARGE THE HOLE ENOUGH TO CRAWL THROUGH ABOUT 5 O'CLOCK I CRAWLED THROUGH THE SMALL HOLE WITH GREAT ANTICI PAT ION AS TO WHAT M IGHT LIE AHEAD. I TOOK A QUI CK LOOK AROUND AND FOUND A DEEP I!'l T. I WENT BACK TO THE OPENI NG AND ENLARGED I T SOME MORE SO THAT EUGENE AND ROBERT COULD ENTER MORE EASILY. THE TUNNELL WE DUG IS 15 FEET LONG, FEET

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PAGE 228 THE TEXAS G'AVER, DECEMBER, 1965 WIDE, AND 1 FOOT HIGH. IT CAME OUT INTO A ROOM ON THE F 2 RST LEVEL. THE ROOM WE ENTERED IS ABOUT 80 FEET LONG, ABOUT 40 FEET WIDE, AND 30 FEET HIGH AT THE HIGHEST POINT. THERE ARE THREE HUGE DOMES i N THE CEILING. THE FLOOR HAS THREE LEVELS: THE FIRST LEVEL IS CAVE CORAL; THE SECOND LEVEL I S CALCITE SAND; AND THE THIRD LEVEL I S SOLI D ROCK. BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD LEVEL, THERE IS A DEEP PIT. THE RIM OF THE PIT I S ABOUT 10 FEET IN DIAMETER AND LOOKING INTO THE PIT, WE COULD SEE AN OFFSET ABOUT 40 FEET DOWN. WE DID NOT HAVE ANY ROPE WITH US TO DESCEND. WHILE ROBERT MADE A ROUGH SKETCH OF THE ROOM, EUGENE EXPLORED THE ROOM, AND I TOOK PICTURES. AFTER STAYING IN THE V iRGIN PORTION ABOUT 2 HOURS, WE RETURNED TO TOPSIDE AND PLANNED ANOTHER TRIP. WE THEN SAID OUR GOODBYES AND LEFT FOR HOME. ON SEPTEMBER 25, EUGENE AND BARBARA HAYDON, RICK AND MILLI E WILEY, MY WIFE ALICE AND I RETURNED FOR ANOTHER LOOK AT OUR DISCOVERY. ROBERT SCHROEDER WAS UNABLE TO MAKE THI S TRi P. I TWAS DRI ZZLI NG RA! N WHEN WE ENTERED THE CAVE ABOUT 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY. BECAUSE OF THE RAIN THE G iRLS DECIDED NOT TO GO IN THE CAVE AT THIS TIME. WHEN WE GOT TO THE PiT I BELAYED EUGENE DOWN ABOUT 40 FEET TO THE OFFSET. THE OFFSET WAS A TUBE THAT SPIRALED DOWN ABOUT 40 FEET INTO THE NEXT ROOM. THE AVERAGE DIAMETER OF THE TUBE WAS 3 FEET. EUGENE LOOKED AROUND IN THE ROOM BELOW WHILE RICK AND I RAPPELLED DOWN. WHENEVER ONE ENTERS THE ROOM WITH HIS BACK TO THE PIT, ONE SEES IMMENSE BREAKDOWN. FIFTEEN FEET TO THE RIGHT LI ES A 10 FOOT DROP INTO ANOTHER ROOM. THiS ROOM IS 20 FEET BY 30 FEET AND 20 FEET HIGH. THERE ARE SIGNS OF PREVIOUS WATER EROS IONS ON THE FLOOR THAT LEAD TO A PASSAGEWAY. BECAUSE OF LACK OF WATER FOR OUR CAR8iDE LAMPS, WE RETURNED TO CAM P AFTER 5-13 HOURS IN THE CAVE. WHEN WE GOT TO THE SURFACE IT WAS STILL DRIZZLING. WE SACKED OUT FOR AAOUT 5 HOURS. WHEN WE AWAKENED IT WAS DRIZZLING EVEN HARDER SO W E DECIDED NOT TO RETURN TO THE CAVE FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION THAT DAY. WITH MUCH DAMPENED SPIRITS. WE LEFT FOR HOME ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, NORMAN ROBINSON, LEE AND PETE LINDSLEY VISITED BLOWHOLE A 80UT NOON. SKINNER, GEORGE YEARY, WHEN THE CAVE WAS ENTERED THE AIR WAS BLOWING IN SLIGHTLY AND THREE HOURS LATER A LARGE VOLUME OF AIR WAS BLOWING OUT OF THE SMALL ENTRANCE. THE GROUP ENTERED THE NEWLY DUG CRAWL WITH 120 FEET OF GOLDLINE TO CHECK OUT THE REPORTED PIT. THE 80 FOOT PIT WAS RIGGED AND YEARY AND LINDSLEY RAPPELLED TO THE BOTTOM. SEVERAL LEADS IN THE BREAKDOWN WERE CHECKED AND A LARGE ROOM LOCAT ED WAS NAMED THE"DALLAS PALACE". THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH THE FLOOR OF THE BiG ROOM DUE TO LACK OF EQUi PMENT AND TIME. SEVERAL PICTURES WERE TAKEN OF FORMATIONS IN THE BREAKDOWN AREA. YEARY FREE-CLIMBED OUT OF THE P I T AND THE GROUP LEFT THE CAVE AFTER THREE HOURS OF EXPLORATION. ON OCTOBER 9, JAMES CASTELBERRY, EUGENE HAYDON, AND I MET ROBERT SCHROEDER, JAMES STONE, AND BILL YOUNG AT BLOW HOLE FOR MORE EXPLORING AND MAPPING. THE DAY BEFORE, ROBERT AND HIS GROUP HAD ENTERED THE 80 FOOT PIT AND EXPLORED ABOUT THE SAME PLACES WE HAD PREVIOUSLY EXPLORED SEPTEMBER 25, EXCEPT THE 10 FOOT DROP THAT HAYDON, YEARY, AND LiNDSLEY HAD E XPLORED. WE ENTERED THE CAVE AT A M AND OUR CAVING GROUP HEADED FOR THE 80 FOOT PIT. AT THE BOTTOM, WE RAPPELLED DOWN THE 10 FOOT DROP AND FOLLOWED THE WALKING PASSAGEWAY ABOUT 50 FEET TO ANOTHER PIT. ACROSS THIS PIT WAS A B i G ROOM ABOUT 135 FEET LONG, 10 TO 15 FEET WIDE, AND 80 FEET HIGH. WE WENT DOWN THIS PIT TO THE FLOOR OF THE BiG ROOM, FINDING THE DROP TO B E ABOUT 37 FEET. THE ROOM WAS VERY ACTIVE WITH LARGE, UNUSUAL FORMATIONS. THERE WAS A BACON RIND APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET LONG RUNNING DOWN THE SIDE OF THE WALL. To THE LEFT SIDE, WE CRAWLED DOWN THROUGH SOME BREAKDOWN WHERE WE

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 229 BEGAN TO NOTICE SOME CLAW MARKS (ED. NOTE: SIMILAR TO THE CLAW MARKS FOUND IN DEEP CAVE). THIS BREAKDOWN LED TO ANOTHER ROOM WHICH WAS ABOUT 80 FEET LONG, 7 FEET HI GH, AND 10 FEET WI DE. WE NAMED IT THE MUSEUM ROOM BECAUSE WE FOUND BONES AND FOSSILS AND BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL STALACTITES THERE. A FISSURE RAN ALONG THE WALL FOR ABOUT 65 TO 70 FEET WHICH DROPPED A80UT 10 FEET INTO ANOTHER ROOM. WE NAMED THI S ROOM THE LUNCH ROOM BECAUSE WE ATE T\ ',l) :,lEALS THERE. THE LUNCH ROOM WAS ABOUT 6 0 FEET LONG, 15 FEET WIDE, AND G FEET HIGH WITH A FISSURE LEADING DOWN THROUGH BREAKDOWN ABOUT 60 FEET TO A CRAWLWAY. THE FLOOR WAS SANDY IN THE ROOM. THE CRAWL LED TO A SMALL DOME ROOM WITH BREAKDOWN IN THE MIDDLE. THERE WAS A CREVICE AROUND THE BREAKDOWN THAT LEO INTO A FISS URE W ITH LARGE BOULDERS IN IT. THIS DROPPED INTO A ROOM ABOUT 40 FEET LONG,12 FEET WIDE, AND 5 FEET HIGH. WE CALLED IT THE CRYSTAL ROOM B E C AUSE OF THE SHINY APPEARANCE OF THE FLOOR. A SHORT DROP LET TO A ROOM ABOUT 8 FEET LONG, 4 FEET WIDE, AND 4 FEET HIGH. THE FLOOR HAD A THIN HARD CRUST WITH AN ORANGE CLAY UNDERNEATH IT. To OUR K NOWLEDGE, THE CAVE ENDED IN THI S ROOM AT THIS POINT EUGENE AND ROBERT STARTED MAPPING, AND STARTED TO P H OTOGRAPH THE CAVE ON THE WAY OUT. THE REST OF THE GROUP COLLECTED THE GEAR AND STARTED OUT. THEY GOT OUT OF THE CAVE ABOUT 9:30 p.r'v1. JAMES A N D I GOT OUT ABOUT 10:45 AND EUGENE AND ROBERT CAME OUT ABOUT 11 :30. W E HAD STAYED AN AVERAGE OF 12 HOURS IN THE CAVE, AND RETURNED TO CAMP FOR THE REST OF THE NICHT. THE NEW CAVE WAS MAPPED AT 256 FEET DEEP AND 600 FEET LONG (ESTIMATED FIGURES). THIS NOW GAVE BLOW HOLE CAVE ABOUT FEET TOTAL ON THE MAP. (WE FOUND TWO BLACK SCORPIONS, ONE 0 : 1 \' :HI CH HAD BABY SCORPIONS ON I TS BACK!) WE RETURNED THESE SCORPIONS OVE R TO JAMES REDDELL. THE BONES WE FOUND WERE TURNED OVER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. THE NEXT MORNING WE RETURNED TO THE CAVE TO GET SOME EQUIPMENT WE HAD LEFT IN THE PIT ROOM AND TO PLACE A PLAQUE NEAR THE OPENING OF THE VIRGIN PART OF THE CAVE. THE PLAQUE READ AS FOLLOWS: "THE EXTENSION OF THI S CAVE WAS 01 SCOVERED ON THE 6TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER THE YEAR 1965 BY DAVID MERIDETH, EUGENE HAYDON, AND ROB ERT SCHROEDER DURING PROJECT DEEP. (ACCESSIRLE THROUGH DYNAMIT E SQUEEZE)" AFTER PLACING THE PLAQUE, LEFT FOR OUR RETURN TRIP HOME. x x XX xx xx xx xx By: DAVID MERIDETH, NSS 7599 FLORENCE CAVERS OF THE BALCONES GROTTO xx xx xx xx xx xx P LAN NOW xx xx xx TO ATTEND THE 196 5 TSA CONVENTION MARCH 2 6 1966 WE HOPE THAT EACH GROTTO AND CLU O WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO PRESENT A PAPER AT THE CONVENTION. IF YOU PLAN TO PRESENT A PAPER, SEND THI S INFORMATION TO: JIM ESTES; PROGRA M COMMITTEE; 2818 SOUTH 39TH ST.; ABILENE, TEXAS 79605. x x xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx SUBSCRIBE TO THE TEXAS CAVER 12 ISSUES ONLY $3.00 xx xx

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PAGE 230 THE 'TEXAS CAVER, DECE MBER, 196 5 1m YEAR INDEX IN THE PAST WE HAVE PUBLISHED AN INDEX IN THE DECEMBER I SSUE OF THE TEXAS CAVER o USUALLY THE I NDEX COVERED ONLY ONE VOLUME OR VEAR. HOWEVER, THI S VEAR MARKS THE FIFTH VEAR OF CONSISTENT PUBLICATION UNDER THIS FORMAT SIZE AND THE STAFF OF THE TEXAS CAVER DECIDED TO PUBLISH THIS FIVE VEAR I NDEX. To START THE BALL ROLL ING, WE ASK OUR HISTORIAN, TOM MEADOR, TO START A NEW CARD FILE WHICH WAS TO BECOME OUR 5-VEAR INDEX. TOM SPENT THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WITH THIS PROJECT, AND THE RESULTING STACK OF INDEX CARDS WAS OVER 8 INCHES HIGH! NEXT, MANV CAVER-HOURS WERE SPENT DURING DECEMBER AS WE CROSS-CHECKED THE CARDS AND PUT THEM IN ORDER. CHUCK AND JANE LARSEN, LEE SKINNER, NORMAN AND JACKLVN ROBINSON, KATHERINE GOODBAR, AND YOUR ED I TOR ALL PUT I N MORE THAN 8 HOURS EACH O N THE I NDE X EVEN SURPRISE VIS!TOR RICHARD BILBRV WAS PUT T;-wQRK FOR A FEW HOURS! IN ALL THERE IS PROBABLV AN EXCESS OF 100 CAVER-HOURS SPENT ON THE INDEX. WE HOPE IT W I LL SAVE THE READERS OF THE TEXAS CAVER A LITTLE TIME WHEN THEV ARE LOOKING FOR "THAT PART CULAR ARTICLE, ETC.". IF YOU DO NOT FIND YOUR NAME IN THE INDEX PERHAPS YOU SHOULD WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR THE CAVER so YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN THE 1970 5-VEAR INDEX (IF THERE IS ONE). IF YOUR NAME OR FAVOR ITE CAVE S J UST MENTIONED IN PASSING BUT I S STILL LISTED I N THE I NDE X CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKV! IN ORDER TO MAKE THE INDEX EAS I ER TO READ, THE V OLUME NUMBER HAS BEEN ENTERED FOLLOWED BV THE PA G E NUMBER. A C HART I S G IVEN BELOW THAT WILL CONVERT THE (COLUM E NUMBER-PAG E NUM B E R ) I N FOR M ATION I NTO MORE USEFUL (VEAR-MONTH) INFORMATION (EX AMPLE: 1 0 :;?3 b T H I S M EANS VOLUME 10, WHICH IS 1965; PAGE 230, WHIC H IS TH! S PAGE IN THE D E CEMBER ISSUE.) N LMBER MONTH VOLUi vlE 6 VOLUME 7 VOLUME 8 VOL lJI\'1 E 9 VOLU M E 10 1961 196 2 196 3 196 4 1965 PAGES PAGES PAGES PAGES PAGES 1 JAN 1-12 1 6 1 8 1-12 1 -24 2 FEB. 13-24 7-28 9 2 6 13-36 25-42 3 MARCH 25-38 29-38 27-34 37-52 43-6 2 4 APRIL 39-50 39-58 35-44 53-66 63-86 5 MAV 5 1 6 2 59-74 45-54 67-84 87-104 6 JUNE 63-78 75-84 55-66 859 6 105-124 7 JULV 79-90 85-94 6 7 7 6 97-110 125-146 8 AUG. 91-98 95-1 0 6 77-86 111-120 147-166 9 SEPT. 99-108 107 11 6 87-9 6 121-134 1 67-186 10 O C T 109 11 8 117-124 97-108 135150 187-206 11 Nov. 119-128 125-132 109120 1 5 1 1 6 4 207-224 12 DEC 12G140 11'3-146 1 2 1 -114 16'51 8 2 225-244

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 231 THIS IS THE FIRST FIvE-YEAR INDEX PUBLISHED IN THE HISTORY OF THE TEXAS CAVER. IN ORDER TO CONOENSE THE SIZE, ONLY THE NUMBER AND PAGE NUMBER IS GIVEN FOR EACH REFERENCE. SEE PAGE 230 FOR CONVERSION TO YEAR-MONTH INFORMATION. A ABI LENE GROTTO 6:3,6,8,33,47,54,97, 122 7:5,15,35,54,71,82,89,90 7 : 1 05, 114, 1 22, 1 31 1 43 8 : 6,16,31,42,51,62,73,74 8:75,84,94,104,105,12 9 9 :10,22,47,59,80,95,106 9:117,130,146,160,177 10:21,40,59,83,102,122,141, 1 0 : 162, 183,242. A BILENE GROTTO VISITS GUTHRI E CAVE 8 :73 ABILENE GROTTO VISITS THE GUADALUPES 7:89 ACCIDENTS,6:67-8; 10:199-201 ADAMS, DR. LYTLE, 10:71 ADAMS, H. E., 8:4; 10:27 ALAMO GROTTO 6:6,8,9,16,20,57 7:5,54,71,82,90-1 8 :129; 9:10,22,47,59,80,106 9 : 1 30, 1 46, 1 601 1 77 ; 1 0 :21 10:22,40,59,83,102,122,141, 1 0:203,242 . ALEXANDER'S TRASH SI NK, 8:90 ALLISON SINK, 6:117 ALMANAC, TEXAS, 6: 18 ALZAFAR WATER CAVE, 8:103 AMISTAD DANI, CAVES OF 7:47,48 8: 30, 72 AMMO N I A, 6 : 6 5 A M M UN I T ION 80 X 9: 140 AMyl S CAV E 8 :90 ANDY'S HOLES, 10:149 ANG EL HA I R, 6: 11 ANNUAL MEMBERSHI P LI ST -PLEASE NOTE 8 :5 A NOTHER TRIP TO DEEP CAVE 7:62 APACHE MOUNTAI NS 6:3 ARCHAEOLOGY, 7:47,49,51,54,57, 52 10:222 A REQUEST 6:0 ARDEN CAVE 6:4; 7:4, 48 ARLINGTON STATE COLLEGE 6:10 ART WORK, 6:131; 8:9-10, 27,35 9:20 ASSAULT ON CAVE "Y", 6:131,132 ATOYAC, LA GRUTA DE, (:15-17 ATTENTION Nss MEMBERS 10&91,99 AUSTIN CAVERNS, 8;80 AUSTRALIAN CAVE FOSSILS 7177-79 6:60 B BACK ISSUES AVAILA"LE 10:21}h '-8ACK UNDERGROUND, 9:72,73 BAD AIR CAVES 6:65,68,81,114 BAIOMYS. TAYLORI, 8:61 BAK ER, JAMES KEN 6:121,133 7:102 BALCONES GROTTO, 8:31,80; 9:10 9:11,23,48,59-60,81,107 9:1 1 7 1 301, 1 46-7 1 61 10:21,59,83,102,122,141 10: 183,205,222 BOYQE, 6:4, 131; 7:4 BANDERA, 0:6,5; BARILLET, M., 6:17 BARITE IN LONGLEY'S CAVE 9:43 BARNES, CHARLES MERRITT, 9:8 BARRY C. AISHOP TO SPEAK AT BANQUET ,9:93 BARTON SPRINGS SITE, 8;1 26 BASSHAM, ELBERT, 10:68-69 BAT BOXES, 10:92 BAT CAVE CAVERN, 7:46 BATTERIES 6:121; 7:9-1 1 BATS, 6:51,121,133 7:46,129,139; 8:77,87, 10:92,223 BAT WELL 7: 138, 142; 9: 72-73 BATU CAVES, MALAYA, 6:55,53 9:39 BEAUMONT, TEXAS, 6:10 BEAUTY CAVE, ARKANSAS (SEE FITTON CAVE) BEAVER CREEK CAVE, 9:1 45 BEGINNER, TIPS FOR, 10:103 BELGIN, HARVEY, 6:8 BENFER, ALICE & BOB, 7:41-2 BEXAR CAVERS, 9:1 3 1,147,161,178 BEXAR COUNTY, 6:53 RIBLIOGRAPHY OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY IN THE CAVES OF TEXAS, 7:51-54 BIENVENIDOS TODOS! WELCOME TO TEXAS 8:57-8 BAD AIR HOLE, 8:90

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PAGE 232 THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 BIG BEND, 10:243 BIG BONE CAVE, TENN., 11 :210-11 BIG BRADY CAVE, 7:3 BIG CANYON CAVE, 10:149 BIG DOOR CAVE (SEE HERMIT CAVE) BIG MOUTH CAVE, TENN. 6:65 BILBRY, RICHARD, 10:230, 241 BILLINGS, AMMON, 10:70 BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS 6:3 BIOLOGY OF TEXAS CAVES (ABSTRACT) 8: 127-128 BISHOP, BARRY C., 9:93 BISHOP'S CAVE, 9:44-45 BI SON, 7 :45 BITTER ENDERS CAVE, 10:12 BLACK CAVE, BLACK RIVER SPRING 6:11 BLACK WIDOW CAVE, 6:117 BLANCO COUNTY, 6:53 (BLANK), (BLANK), BLASTED STEAM CAVE, 10g9-10 BLI SS, GENERAL, 10:11 BLOWHOLE CAVE, 10:222,227-9. BLUMENSTEIN, MARK, 9:158 BOARD OF GOVERNORS 6:17, 7:69; 8:49, 9: 44,58 1 00 142; 10: 1 341 35 10: 82, 177-178 BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING TSA 9& 142 BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING SAN SABA APRIL 27, 8:40 BONE DEPOSITS FOUND IN DRY CAVE 10:112 GOAT CAVE, 6:33-4 OOK ON TEXAS 9:i08 Bo R 0 ER C AV E, 7 1 3, 10 Bo SQ U E CO UNT Y, 9: 115 BOSQUE COUNTY, CAVES VISITED BY HUACOs, 9q15 BOYD'S CAVE, 10:150 BRACKEN BAT CAVE, 10:14 BRADY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, BRADY MEETING, 6:29 BREAKDOWN, BREWSTER COUNTY, 6:6; 7:49-50; 9=7 BREIF HISTORY OF THE 0EVIL'S SINKHOLE 10:70-2 BROWN, G. p., THE CAVES OF AMISTAD, 8=73 BRUMMETT, CARLENE, 7:80 BRUMMETT, JAlVlES, 8:53; 9:129 BRUNTON COMPASS, 9:137-139 BUILDING A RAPPELLING SNAP LINK 7:65-8 BUMFORD, COLo9 BUNDRANT, MIKE, 9:121,122 BUNDRANT, OLLENE, CAVING COURTESY 10:114-115 BURAM, CAPT., 10:28 BURCH, GLOR IA, 9:125 BURCH, JACK C., 10:12,13,14 BURCH, MARGARET, 10:12 BURCH,JACK Jo 10:242-3 BURIAL CAVE, 7:41-44 BURIAL, VERTICAL CAVE, 7:41-43 BURNAM'S HOLE, 10:28 BURNET COUNTY, 6:6,53 BUSTAMANTE, LA GRUTA DE, 6:8,13-17 7:103; 9:55-56; 10:242-3. C CACAHUAMILPA CAVES, 8:12 CACTUS CAFE, CALCITE CRYSTAL, 6:3 CAMBOLA CAECA LOOMIS, 7g128 CAMBR I ,li.N LIMESTONE, 6: 73 CANOE CAVE, 10:242-3 CANDY, 10:23 CAPITAN REEF 6:3 CARB ,DE, 6&76; 1082121 3 CARB CDE LAMP, 98143-144 CARBON DIOXIDE, 6:66,81,122 (ALSO SEE BAD AIR CAVES) CARE OF THE ROPE, 10:86 CARLSBAD, 6:3; 7:80 CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK 6: 4,6, 121 133; 7: 102 CAVERNS WEST QUADRANGLE D:5 CARPENTER, J i M "MURPH", 6:1,8, CARROLL, ARTHUR, 6:30 CARTOONS, 6:22,34,44,49,59,77, 83,86,91,103,104,116,135; 64,75,80,85,92,93,98,104,121,128, 142; 8:18,43,50,53,58,64,67,73, 75,79,85,95,107; 989,105,133,148,159, 160,170,172, 179; 61,97, '30, 131113b-8, l1j2, 221. CASA DIABLO, 10:209, 210 CASCADE CAVERNS, 6g8; 10&242. CASTERET, NORBERT, 6866 CAT CAVE, 8g90 CASTILE FORMATION, 6&60 CAVE AREAS, 6&95 CAVE BEAR, 8:75. CAVE BETTLES OF THE GENUS RHADINE 1 0 48-49, 53 CAVE CONSERvATttoN, 6:27,112,116, "122,125 7:44

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THE TEXAS CAVER, 196 5 PAGE 233 CAVE CRICKETS, 6:3 CAVE DIVING, 7:102 CAVE FAUNA, 10:217 CAVE FORMATIONS, 6:3,15,123, CAVE I NDEX, TEXAS, 6:6 CAVE I NFORMAT I ON, 6: 1 02 CAVE LION, 8:48 CAVE LIVING, 7000 BC, 7:57 CAVE PALEONTOLOGY PART I & I I 6:85-6; 9:3-6 CAV E PEARLS, 10:125,126 CAVE-PODS, 10: 178-80 CAVER, JOHN Q., 9:149 CAVERNS OF SONORA ONE OF NATURE'S GREAT EST MAST ER PI ECES, 6:126-7 CAVER OF THE MONTH, 6:10,1730; 7:6970; 8:96,116,128; 9:19, 42,43, 9:75-6, 92-3, 10:56,81, 1 0 I 1 64-5 1 0 : 1 2. CAVER OF THE MONTH CERT I F I CAT E, 9: 149-150 CAVES AND THE BALCON.ES FAULT ZONE, 10: 1586 0 CAVES CLOSED, 7:80 CAV E SEDIMENTS, 10:120 CAV ES OF AMI STAD DAM AREA, 8:30, 8: 72. CAVES OF LANGTRY, 6:96 CAVES OF ivlEXICO, 8:127 C AV E ::iT 0 R Y, 1 0: 1 01 CAVE SWALLOWS, 6:121,133 CAVE WHERE HORSES CAN'T GO, 9:20-1 CAVE-WI 6:41 42 7:99 ; 8: J 2 6 CAV E "X", t):43,49 CAVE "Y",(SEE "Y" CAVE) CAVING COURTESY, 10:114 CAVING IvlALAYSIAN STYLE, 9:39-40 CENTEPEDE CAVE, 8179 CENTURY CAVE, 10:222 CERT I FI CAT E, CAVER OF THE iVlONTH 9 :149 CHA IN, 9: 138139 CHECKLIST OF CAVE FAUNA, 10:217 CHERNOZEM, 7 :41 CHINABERRY CAVE, 10:9 CHI IVIo UNTA INS 6:48 C HIRICAHUA CRYSTAL CAVE, ARIZONA 1 0:2 1415 CHRISTOVAL HOLE, 7:88 CIVIL WAR 9:146 C LAUSTROPHOB I A, 6:6 6 CLAY 685 CLAY CAVE, 6:66 CL EM ENT S C. A. MR S., 8: 5 CLI FF SHELTER, 7150 CLIMING CAMS, 10: 243 CLOSED CAVES, 7:80 COLES, LEONARD T. 8:65 COLUMNS 6:5 COLUMN (SEE K ICKAPOO CAVE) COMAL COUNTY, 6:6,53; 10:27 COMiNG TSA CONVENTION, 8:103-4, COMPRESSED AIR, 6:82 CONFEDERATE CAVERS, 9:145-46 CONGLOMERATE, 6:6 CONSERVATION (SEE CAVE CONSERVATiON) CONSTITUTiON, 6:111; 7:63,64 CONVENTION, 6:1,106,113,121, 6:126,133; 7:81,119; 8:91,93,78-9, 10:14,74,76,78-80. CONVENTION ABSTRACTS OF TALKS 6: 126-7 CONVENTION AT CUSTER, 7:17 COON CAV E, 8 :90 CORYELL COUNTY CAVERS, 10:40,60,84, 10:122-23,164,183 COTTONWOOD CAVEl N.M., 6:4,5,12 7:89; lu:1S0 COTTENWOOD CAVE -THE BIG CAVERN IN THE GUADALUPE PINES 6:4-5,12 COTTONWOOD CAVE (OKLA.) 10:4, 100 COYOTE, EXTiNCT, 9:91 CREVICE CAVES OF SAN SABA, MCCULLOCH COUNTI ES, TEXAS 7:3 CRICITEDAE 7:43 CRIDLEBAUGH, MARGARET, 7:43-4 CRI SMAN, BART, 6 : 6 27-28 CRI STOVAL HOLE, 7:88 CROCKETT COUNTY, 616,53 CRONENWETT, BILL, 6:121; 7:9-11 CROSSWORD PUZZLE, 9177,78 CRYSTAL CAVE (OKLA.) 10:4 CRYSTAL PASSAGE, 6:11 CRYSTAL SiXTY CAVE, 8:69 CRYSTAL SIXTY THREE, 8:70 CUEVA DE Los PALMITOS (SEE BUST AMANT E) CULBERSON COUNTV, 6:53 CULTURAL DEPOSITS, 7:42 D DALLAS-FoRT WORTH GROTTO, 6:9,10,16,20,41,97-98, 7:5113,15117,S5,72,82-3, 7: 9 I ,105, I 14,122, 1 3 1 143, 8:6-7, 1 6,32,42,47,51,63, 8 : 85 ,94, 1 05, 1 29

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PAGE 234 THE TEXAS CAVER9 1965 9 1 1 7 1 31 1 47 1 6 1 1 78 10:22,40159,84,102-3,122, 10:141,162,184,206,222,242-3. DALLAS, HOUSTON CAVERS DISCOVER, BEAR: BONES, 8:75 DARLING, TOM, 7:59 DAVE CAVE, 8:90 DAVI FERN, 10:73 DEAD MAN'S HOLE, 6:6; 9:18; 10: 28, 222. DEAR EDITOR, 9a76. DEEP CAVE, 6:122; 7:62, 100-1 8:75,121-22 DEEPEST CAVES (TEXAS) 6:6 DEFINi T IONS, 7:123 DELAWARE BASiN, 6:61 DELAWARE MoUNTAI NS, 8:65 DR. DAVI S M., 6:6 DER FLEIDERMAUS, DESAUSAURE, RAY 6:27 DEVIL'S R IVER, 7:47 DEVIL'S RIVER L IMESTONE 6:87 DEVIL'S SiNKHOLE 6:6; 8:50; 9897-8, 165-66; 10:70,71,72. DIABLO MOUNTAiNS, 8:65 DICKERSON'S CAVE, 8;90 DICKEY, DEWAYNE, 6:69; 8:33 DILLON, TOM, 8:29,50,64,101-2,70, DIPODOMYS, 7:44 D I'PROTODON, 7:78 DIRECTORY, TEXAS REGiONAL1 6:56 DISCOVERY I N BLOWHOLE CAVE, 10:227-9. DIVE IN INDIAN CREEK, 7:102 DON'T FORGET PROJECT 72, 9:114 Dos BACAS CACAHUAMIPLA CAVES, 8:12 Dos HOYAS PROFUNDAS, 9:104-5 DOWN I N THE OARS 9:128 DOYLE, M. D. 6: 18,23; 8:410 DRAKE RANCH3 DRY CAVE, N.M., 10:11-12, 107-9; E EAGAN, J IM, 10:1 EASLEY, EBERT CAVE, ECHOLS, 'PORTER B., 6876 ECOLOGY, 7:43, 44 ECONYCTERiS SPELACA, 6:55 EDDY COUNTY N. M., 6:4-5,12,60-1, EDITORIAL 6:2,3,6; 7:2,8; 8:83; 10:3 EDWARDS 53 EDWARDS PLATEAU, 8:65,94 EDWARDS UNDERGROUND WATER DISTRllCT,6:126 E OGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION TSA, NSS, 10: 55. ELAPHE TAEUONA, 6:55 ELBERT CAVE (SEE EBERT CAVE) E L C iTADEL 7:50 E L K BONES, 7: 1 03 ELLENBURGER, LIMESTONE, 6:73; 7:3 ELLi S BAD AiR CAVE, 8:90 EL PASO COUNTY, 6:6, 53 EL PASO GROUP V iSITS BORDER CAVE EL SOVANO DE HUITZMOLOTITLA, 7g1)6; 8:11 EL SOTANO DE PROFESSCR, 9:113-114 EpSONOTE, 6:5 EpSOM SALTS, 6:5 EMERAL S DNK, 6:6; 7:87 ENDLESS CAVE, N. M., 10:90-91 10: 139, 145. EpSTEIN, JEREMIAH 7:57 ERLE, GOTTFR!ED, 10:27 ESTES, IRENE, ESTES, JACK, 7:59 ESTES, JAMES H., 6:2,3,6,30,73 6:131,136; 7:3,14,49-50 9, 1 0: 1 69 181 1 83,227. EVANS, T. R., 138, 12, 9:39-40. EXAMo 10:194-98, 201-220.243 EXCHANGE NEWSLETTERS, 6:61,127 OF SOTANO DE TLAMAVp'9 10:45-47. F FALLDNG 6:67 FAUNA L aSTS, 7:123, 8:6;8:62; 9 :92. FAVORi T E AREA CAVE OF TEXAS C AV ER S 8: 1 250 FAWCETT9S CAVE, 6:87; 7:1 FEATURES OF S ONK BOTTON TVPES IN SCHLEOCHER COUNTY9 6:1, 87-9. FELTON CAVE, 6:1,87-9 7:7-8,2935; 9:87-88 FENNER9 ARLAN L., FERN CAVE9 102t FERN CAVE 8:101 F i EL D C AV E 6: 1 1 7 F iLMS, 10g218 -19 F iNCH9 R iCHARD, 7:121,138,139,142.

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 235 8:69-10 FINE ART & TECHNIQUE OF EYEBOILING 10: 118-119. FIRST AID FOR BAT BITES, 10:223 FI RST LOOK AT ENDLESS CAVE, 10:90-1. FIRST SMM FIELD TRIP, 1:135-1 FISSURE, 6:6 FITTON CAVE, ARK., 6:11; 8:3-4 8 : 7 ,41 48 ; 1 0 : 1 2,63,64. FLASH BULBS, 10:16-18 FLASHLI GHT BATTERI ES, 1:9 FLORE'NCE CAVERS, 10:229. FLOUR, MR., 10:11 FORT STIN"ON CAVE, 10:12,21 5 FOSSILS, 6:85,93,133; 1:11,121 FOSSILIZATION OF BATS IN CARLSBAD 6 : 133. FOSTER CAVE, 6:111 FOSTER, J. B. 6:3 FOSTER, SANDRA, 6:121 FOUR-BAT CAVE, 8 :90 FOUR CORNERS CAVE, 9:12 Foul' HUNDRED FOOT CAVE, 6:6; 1: 11 FOWLER, SUZANNE, 9:128,159 FRANKLI N, JOHN, 10:28 FRANK'S CAVE, 8:90 FRANK, MARGARET C., 8:61,126 FRANK, RUBEN M. (BUD) 6:85-6, 6:93-6,126; 1:51-4,121-8 8: 61 1 26; 9: 1 51; 1 0 : 120. FRI ESENHAHN CAVE, 8: 126. FRIO BAT CAVE, 6:112 FROM THE FRIGID ZONE, 8:15. FUTURE OF CAV I NG AT DEV I L' S SINKHOLE, 8:50 G GALBRAITH CAVE, 6:111 GmLOGY, 6:60,85,93,94; 1:3,51 7:97, 121; 8:14-15, 59; 9:74-5. GIBSON, JOHN BACKUES, 10:28 GLASS Iv'oUNTAIN, 8:65 GOAT CANYON 6&3 Go EAST YOUNG MAN, 10:214-5 GOODBAR, KATHERINE, 8:19,25,49, 8:111-112; 9:19; 10:82, 134-5, 10:230. Goo ow IN, P AT TIE, 6: 23,69 GORMAN CAVE, 1: 3 GOUGH, BOB 1:5 Go WEST YOUNG MAN, 10:191-193 GRAN DDADDY CAV E, 8: 90 GRASSHOPPER CAVE, 6&3. GRAY, DAVID, 1:59 GRAY, FRANK S., 10:10-1 GRAV, GEORGE, 6:34,43,56,59,66,83, 1:21; 8:9-10, 15,166,189,190 10:56,13,86,181,221. GRAY, WILLIAM R. 6:8,56,62,66, 6:83; 1:14,45; 8:14-5; 9:15-6 GRAYBURG DOLOMITE, 6:60 GREENBRIAR CAVERN, 8:90 GREEN Iv'oUNTAIN CAVE, 1:15 GUADALUPE CAVES, 6:4,60; 10:149-51 8: 13. GUANO, 6:3 GURNEE, RUSSELL, H., 6:135 GUTHRI E CAVE, 8:13 GVPSUM FORMATIONS 6:4,11; 8:45,46, 10:63,64,161. GYPSUM PLAIN 6:60. H HACKBERRY CAVE, 6:111 HALL I DAY, DR. WILLIAM R. 6:65-66,81-2 HALL OF GIANTS, 6:16 HALLOWEEN HoBGOBLIN, 10:181 HAMM, JACK C., 10:111-12. HAM RIC, Ro Y, 1: 5 HARRELL CAVERNS 1:3 HARNESS, CHEST, 10:94,96. HAYDON, EUGENE, 10:216,221-9 HAYS COUNTY, 6:6 HELICTITES,6:5 HERMI T CAVE, 1923; 8:13 HESPERUS, 1:44 HELEROMYf DAE, 1:43 HIDDEN CAVE, 6:5 H iSTOPLASMOSIS, 6:6 10:11i21,18-29 10-11 HOG-WALLOW, 1: 1 HoLY STROLLERS, 9:16 HoPPE, ADOLPH, 10:28 HORNE, J. S. 1:99 HORSESHOE BEN S i NK, 8890 HoSKI N i S HOLE 6:6 HOUSTON CAVERS FIND DEEP CAVE 6: 122 How DEADMAN'S CAVE GOT ITS NAME 10:28-29 HUCHINGSON, LARRY, 9:26 HUECO MbUNTAIN SINK 6:6 HUITZMOLOT ITLA, EL SOTANO DE 8:11; 9g94-5; 10:15

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PAG E 236 THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 HUNTER, KATE, 10:28 HUNT'S CAVE, 6:117 HUTCHISON, "HUTCH", 6:61 HYDROLOGY, 7:128 HYPOXIA, 6:65 I FIND A CAVE -WHERE HORSES CAN'T Go, 9:20 ICE AGE, 7:45 IMPERMEABLE LAYER, LOCAL 6:5 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOVE THE CAVER 7: 138 INDEPENDENT CAVERS, 6:115, 124 INDEX, 6:137-140; 7:144-145; 8:132; 9:181-182; 10:230-241. INDIAN CREEK CAVE, 7:16,41,83, 7: 1 02 INFINITY PIT, 7:136 INFORMATION NEEDED FOR BOOK ON TEXAS CAVES 9:108 I RON CAVE, 7:3 ISSELS, DR., WILLI, 10:92 J JACK & MARGARET LEAVE SONORA 8:50 JAMBUSAN CAVE, 9:39 JASEK, FRANK, 9:18,26 JASEK, JAMES, 9:72-73, 143-44, 10:52-3, 65, 161-63. JAVELINA SHELTER, 7:50 JENNINGS, 7:48 JOBITSZINAJ CAVE, 6:123 JOHN'S GUANO MINE, 6:48 JOHNSON CAVE #1,#2,*3,6:117 JOHNSON, NANCY, 10:92-3 JOINTS, TRENDING OF, 6:4 JUDGES FOR 1965 TSA PHOTO SALON 10: 78 K KASTEN, DR. B. J. 10:98-9 KENT, 6:3 K-15 CAVE, 8:90 KIMBLE CO., 8:60 KICKAPOO CAVE, 8:26-7 KINCADE CAVE, 7:117-8 KNAT CAVE 8 :90 KNOTS FOR CAVERS, 10:73,86,104, 10:124,146,166,18 6,221. KNOX, ORION, 7:109-113; 8:83, 125, KOMENSKY, ANDY, 10:149-157 KREIDLER, JOHN, 8:103,128; 1 0: 209, 21 6. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYA, 6:55 KUNATH, CARL, 7:84-7; 8:37-9; 9:1,4,5; 10&44,57-8,72,90-91 10:94-5, 105,106,101,116,119,120, 1 1 21 1 39, 191 3,214,215,218-19. KYSER CAVE, 6:112 L LA GRUTA DE ATOYAC, 9:15,16,17 LAGRUTA DE BUSTAMANTE, 6:15-7 LAKE BOTTOM S INK, 7:11 LANDOWNER 6:35 LANGTRY AREA, 6:96; 7:87 LANGTRY LEAD CAVE, 7:11 LANIER, JOHN, 6:6 LARSEN, CHUCK, 6:11,23; 10:16, 19,78,230. LAST TRI P TO AN OLD CAVE,10:65 LATIFRONS, 7:45 LAUBACH CAVE, 8:109-10,123, 8:124,125; 9:53-4, 57,58, 9:67,68,89-92; 10:9. LAVA TUBE, 8:92 LEAD CAVE, 7:87 LEE CAPT., 10:11 LEMAN RANCH CAVE, 10:222 LESS MAl L .. "? 8:(4-6 5 LEST WE FORGET, 6:125 LETS GET TOGETHER, 8:64-65 LETTERS TO THE EDI TOR, 6:21, 6:23,35,49,61; 7:5,102,138, 8:41,48,95; 9:26,172;10:66,219. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR, 10:21 5 LETTER FROM THE CONVENTION CHAI RMAN, 10:72 LiNDSLEY" PETE, 6:103; 7:65-8 7: 88; tj: 3-4, 1 3, 38, 47-48, 79 8:115-16, 123-4; 9:68, 114 9:137-9,167,-9,174-5; 10:3 10:107-9, 112, 143-5, 187, 230. LITTLE BAD AIR HOLE, 8:90 LITTLE CANYON SHELTER, 7:50 LIVING 6:43,66,83; 7:27 L I T T L EF I EL 0 Bo B, 6: 6 1 0, 16 6:18,33,35,67-8. LITTL. E "38" CAVE, 10:68, 69. LLANO 7:3, 127 LONGHORN BAD A I R CAVE, 6:112 LONGHORN CAVE, 6:39-40;7:3,46;8:126 LONGLEY'S CAVE, 9:43 Los SABINOS, SAN LUI S POTOSI 7:136

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 237 LOST, 6 : 6 5 LOvE, JUDY, 7: 103 LOVING, CHARLI E, 10:131-221 LOWER CRETACIOUS, 7:127 LUNDELl US, E. L. 7:77-9. iVic MCCLURE, CLARA, 6:55 MCCULLO UCH, :5: 3-4 iilcCULLOCH COUNTY, 7: 3, 14 i \ : i cFARLIN, JOHN, 10:28 ivicFARLI N, JOHN, 10:28 i-ilcFERR I N CAVE, TENN. 6:6 5 McKEEVER, BENJAMI N, 10:28 l cKENZI E, DAVID, 9:69 IvlcKITTRl,CK CAVE, 7:17 Md/il CHAEL, PRESTON A., 6: 122, 7:02, 100; 8:67-8, 73, 125, 9:20-1; 10:135,210. ;,lC WHORTER SINK, 6:33 iitAHAFFEY, GRADY, 6 : 121,126 i k ,lMOT H, 9: 90 CAVE, AUSTRALIA,7:78 M APs, 6:89;9:5; 10:7,67,130. i l iAPPING iv'iETHODS 9:137-139 i i iAPPED CAVES, 6:53-4 iVJARGARITE CAVE, 6:112 MIKE, 6:8 i:iATTHEWS, LYNN 6:131 ::iAYFI ELD CAVE (SEE SONORA CAVERNS 0 F) MEADOR, JOEL TOM, 6:73,131, 7:12; 8:92; 9:3,145-6; 10:11, 1 0:28,29,50-51,70-2,81, 10:96,118-9, 212-13, 230. iViEDL IN'S No-Goo CHOCOLAT E CAV E CANDY, 10:23 iviELVIN'S BAT CAVE 8:90, 104 MELV IN'S CAVE MAPPED & EXPLORED 8 : 1 04 ;\IEMBERSHIP LISTS, 6:135-136 7:3,1927,37,57; 8:19-25 8 : 34; 9:27-35, 47, 64-66,83; 1 0 : 31-39, 62. MENARD COUNTY, 7:89; 10:206 M E REDITH, DAVID, 10:216-,227-9. MERRILL, GLENN, 6:121 MESS 10: 180 iviE XICO, 7:103, 135-7; 8:11,127; 9 :15-7, 69-71,94,95,104-5. iVolDDEN DEPOSITS, 7:49 MILES, HARRY, 9:15-17 MILLER, PIT, 8:90 MI LLER ROCKY 6:6 MILLER'S CAVE, 8:126; 9:56. MONGUE CAVE, 7:36 MONTGOMERY'S CAVE, 8:37-9 MOORE, CLYDE, 6:10 MOUSE CAVE, 8:90 MYSTERY AT SAN PEDRO PARK 9:8 N NANN UP CAVE, AUSTRALIA, 7:79 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, 10:217 N ATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 6:75,76 ; 9:9,46,78-9, NATURAL BRIDGE CAVE A 7:39,40,71, 7:107-113, (MAP) o:50,55-5b, 8:(j5,83,125; 9:12, 13, 14, NEIL RANCH CAVE, #1,#2, 6:117 NEOTOMA, 7 :44 NESTING HABITS OF CAVE SWALLOWS 6:121,133. NEW DEVELOPMENTS, 7:14 NEWMAN, LoYs, 10:227. NEW MEXICO INVADED, 9:170. NEW PASSAGE FOUND IN CAVEWITHOUT-A-NAME, 6:41-2 NEW TEXAS GROTTO, 8:31 NEW TEXAS ALMANAC, 6:8 NEWS OF THE BRADY M EETING BOG 6 : 2930. NEXT PAGE, 10:238. NICHOLAS, BROTHER G., 6:37 NOELKE CAVE, 7:15 NON-CAVE FORMATIONS, 9:41. NOTE, 9:175 NOTE ON SAFETY, 6:44 NOTICE, 8:83-84 NOTOTHERIUM, 7:78 NSS CONVENTION FOR TEXAS 8:30 NSS CONVENTION LESS THAN Two M ONTHS! 8: 38 NSS 1964 CONVENTION SESSION CHAI RMEN, 8:93 NSS CONVENTIONS 6:3,48,56,75, 7 : 1 7 ; 8: 30 38 58 62, 71 ,9 3 9:30,57,71,86,101-103. NSS NEWS, 6:135 NURDOO & ZEPLI N, 10:131 o OCHRE CAVE, 8:90 OKLAHOMA CAVE TRIP, 10:4 ONE FROG CAVE, 8:90

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PAGE 238 THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 196 5 ON DETERMINING THE DEPTH OF PITS BY AUDIO METHODS OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 10:116,119. 09 WATER WELL, 6:6 ; 7:71 OREGON LAVA TUBE, 8:92 O.T.L. CAVE, 9:6-7. OUTLINE, SAFETY, 6 : 6 7 OVER 30 SAN SABA CAVES LOCATED 8:89-92 OXYGEN, DEFICI ENCY, 6:65 OZARK MOUNTAINS, 6:11. P PAL EO No T E, 9: 5 6 PALEONTOLOGY, 6:85, 93-96 127 77, 7:103; 8:61,75,124,126,10:112,229. PALEONTOLOGY OF BURIAL CAVE,7:43-4. PALEONTOLOGy,VERTEBRATE,7:51-2,127. PAPERS NEEDED FOR PRESENTATION AT REGION CONVENTION GEORGETOWN,8:82. PART OF CAVE "Y" MAPPED, EXTENSION MADE, 6:96. PASO DEL MUERTO, 6:15 PATTON, THOMAS H. 9:56 PEADON'S SWEAT Box 8:90 PECK, JACK 9: 72 PEROGNATHUS, 7:43 PERMIAN AGE 6:3 PERMIAN BASIN GROTTO 6 : 6 9 PERSIMMON CAVE 8:90 PHANTOM LAKE CAVE 10:11 PHILLIPS, JOHN E. 7:17 PHILLIPS, TOMMY 7:95 PHOTO SALON 8: 5 0 PHOTO TIPS, 6:7,3 1 ; 9:140,158, 9:174-5; 10:1 6 8,57-8 120-1 10:143-5, 178-80, 218-19. PIT OF THE FANGS, 10:209 PIT OF THE FANGS, 10:209 PITTMAN, BLAIR, 7:80,97,99 10:25,26,87,88,125,126,225,226 PLATEAU CAVE, 10:140, 145. PLATYGONUS COMPRESSUS 9;89 PLEISTOCENE AND RECENT CLIMATE INTERPRETATIONS BY THE ANALYSIS OF PALEO-SOILS FROM TEX A S CAVES (ABSTRACT) 8:126 Po Oil 10: 73 Po EM, 10: 73 POISONOUS SNAKES 6 : 6 8 POPCORN, 6:3 POWELL'S CAVE, 7:97,98,127,128, 7: 1 29 ( M A P ); 8 : 1 ,2,6 1 ,62 9:99,100,11421191121,127, 9;139,142,151; 1u:21b. PRELIMINARV PROJECT REPORT, 6:117-8 PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE BIOLOGY OF POWELL'S CAVE, TEXAS, 7:128-9. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE GEOLOGY OF POWELL'S CAVE, MENARD COUNTY 7:127-8. PRESIDIO COUNTY, 6:47 PRE STON, CHARLI E, 9:1310 PROJECT ARDEN 7:4 PROJECT ATTENDANCE L I ST, 10:175,180 10:185 PROJECT DEEP, 10:117,127-129, 1 6 9 10g172, 181,183,219. PROJECT DEEP STATiSTICS 10:172 PRO J ECT DR Y Po T ST AG E ii, 10: 11 012 PROJECT I N P ICTURES, TEXAS REGION, 6:15,74,88, 6:96, 101, 102,117,121. PROJECT TURNOVER, 8:89-90. PROJECT "48" 7:89,97,99,127, PROJECT "48 A SUCCESS, 7:97-98 PROJECT "48" To BE NEAR MENARD 7;89 PROJECT "72" POWELL'S CAVE, 9:99-1 0 0 PRO J ECT "72" RE SUL T S 9: 123-125 PRGPOSED REGIONAL CONSTITUTION 6:111 PUNKIN CAVE, 7:125,129-30; 8:87 8:88;10:43,44,54. PYRITE CRYSTALS I N LAUBACH CAVE 9:57,58 Q QUALIFI ED CAVER QUALIFI ED LEADER SAFETY PROGRAM 6:107. QUARRY CAVE, 7:87 Q u llz 10:194-98, 201,220,243 R RAINES, TERRY, 7:11, 8;2; 9:94-5, 8g152-3; 10:45-47. RAPPELLING SNAP L iNK 7:65-8 RAPPELLING HARNESS 10:94-5, 101 RATS GNAW AT BIG BONE CAVE, TENN. 10:210 RATTLESNAKE CAVE, N.M. 6:70 RATTLESNAKES 8:4 REAGON CANYON SHELTERS 7g49-50 REAM S, ISAAC, 1 0: 28 REDDELL, JAMES, 6:9,15-17,34, 6:36-7, 43-9, 53-4, 54, 87-9; 7:11 47-8,128-9; 8g59, 127-8 9:108,171; 10:48-49,53, 9 1, 217.

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 239 REED, 0 I CK 6: 8 REFERENCES AND CORRECTIONS 7:14 REG ION CONV ENT I ON I S SUCCE SS VIRGIN CAVE SEEN 8:111-112 REGION CONVENTION, 7TH ANNUAL 8:91 REGIONAL OFFICERS 6:30 REGISTER CAVE 9:123 REGULAR CAVER SUBSCRIPTIONS REACH 102! 6:34 REPORTS 6:113,121 RETURN TO ENDLESS, 10: 139, 145. REYES 8: 107 REYNOLDS, R & T, 10: 14-15 RHADINE BEETLE, 7:128; 10:48-9,53. RHI NOLOPHUS STHENO, 6: 55 RICHAFDSON, DAVE, 10:100 R ICHLAND SPRINGS CAVERNS 6:73 7:3 R I GG S, JIM L., 10: 29 RIM ROCK, 8:5 5 RIMSTONE 6:5,6, RIO GRANDE 7 :47 RIO HUI CHI HUAYAN, 8: 11 RIVER STYX CAVE 9: 103; 10:223,24? ROADSIDE SINKHOLE, 8:128 ROFlFlER BARON'S CAVE: 7:16 ROBERTS, DUDLEY 6:30,121 Ro 8 E RT S G ER AL 0 6: 3 ROBINSON, NORMAN C., 9:135,230,136 ROCKS & RAMS 6:33-4 ROGERS, BOB 7:59,67-70 ROGERS, JIM, 6:8 Ro UN DT R E E C AV E, 7: 1 3; 9::3, 1 71 RUSSELL, BI LL, 614-.5,12,60-61,114; 7:31,33,61-2; 8: 127; 9:l.j), 71; 10:216 RUSTLER FORMAT ION, 6 : (. 0 S SAF ET Y 6 : 44, 67,68, 107. SALA DE LOS VAMPI ROS 6 : 16 SAL T P ET E R MIN I N G, 9: 1 45 SAN ANDRES LIMESTONE 6:60 SAN ANGELO COLLEGE SPELEOLOGICAL SOCI ETY, 7:4,5,6,15,35,46, 7: 56, 72, 121 122, 143; 8: 18 8: 10 6 1 30; 9: 50, 62, 1 48, 162, 1 79 ; 10:41,60. S.A.C.S.S. VISITS LONGHORN CAVERNS 7:46 SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, 6:10 PEDRO PARK, 9:8 SAN SABA COUNTY 6 4 6 -73 .", 7 : 3, 1 3, 1 4 67 8 1 88 ; 15,81-82,115; 9:3. SCHERMERHORN, JIM, 6:54, 132; 7:11 7:12; 8:9,10. SCHERTZ CIBOLO CAVE, 10:65-6 (MAP) 67. SCHROEDER, ROBERT, 10:227-9. SCITIGERIDAE, 6:55 BARRY 10:11 SCOTT, JUDGE JOHN, 10:28 SCRALL, RUSSELL, 10:4-5 SECOND WORLD WAR, 6:10 SEMINOLE CANYON, 7:48 SENTINEL CAVE N. M. 9:167-169. SEVEN MORE CAVES FOUND IN SAN SABA COUNTY, 7:67 SHADOW METHOD OF CAVE SURVEYING 9: 1 37 -139. SHELBY, BEN, 10:28-29 SHELTER CAVES, 6:3; 7:47, 49,57 SHERRARD CAVE (LONGHORN CAVERNS) 9: 145. SHOAT CAVE, 8:90. SIERRA VIEJA, 6:47 SIGMODON HiSPIDUS, 8:61 SINK BOTTOM TYPES 7:11 SKELETAL REMAI NS 7:42 SKETCHING, 9:139 SKI NNER, LEE, 7:13,36, 9:155;10:107-9, 148-9,164-5, 230. SKULL CAVE, 8:79 SKULL, HORSE 9: 173 SKUNK CAVE #1,8:9-1 0 SLAUGHTER, ROR H. 9:89-92. SLE M AKER, CARROLL, 10:29 S v 11TH A. RICHARD (DICK) 9:41-2, 74-5; 10:158-60,217. SMITH, JACK, 8:48; 9:173 SNAKE BITE, 6:68 SNELLING CAVE, 6:112 SNOW CAVE, 9:176 SNYDER CAVERS 1 64-5 SOILS, PALEO, 8:126 SOME OBSERVAT!ONS MADE AT PUNf
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PAGE 240 THE TEXAS CAVER, 1965 SPELEOLOGY, 9:74-5. SPELEOLOGICAL EXAM. 10:1941 98, 10:201. SPELEO-GEOLOGY OF EDDY Co.N.M. 6 :60-61. SPELEOLOGICAL POSTAGE STAMP 8.5 SPELEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF MEXICO 7:135-7 SPELEOLOGY, THE NEGLECTED CHILD OF GEOLOGY 9:74. SPELUNK ER 6: 5 SPIDER CANYON 7 MILE SHELTERS 7:50 SPIDERS 6:3 SPRING DiVING ACCIDENT, SPRINGDATE RANCH CAVE, 8:115-6 SSS ACTIVITIES 7:121 STARR COUNTY 10:209,216. STATION C CAVE, 6:6 STATISTiCS ON TEXAS CAVES, 6:126 STEAM CAVE, 10:9-10,222 STELMACK, JACK 6:21 ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY, 8:130; 9:49 9 : 6 2. STRATIGRAPHY, 6:127; 8:6 1 STRATIGRAPHY AND VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY OF POWELL'S CAVE, MENARD, TEXAS, 8:61. STREICHER CAVE 7:16. STRICKLAND, JAMES, 6:64 STROBE, 10:57-8 SUL Ross AND BYSTAMANTE,( 9:55-56 SUL Ross SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 7: 1 23; 8 : 6 1 7 44, 52, 1 05, 1 3 1 9:11,24,50. SUMMAR, BUTCH, 10:89 SURVEYING, 9g137-139. SURVEY ISSUES, 9:132 SUTTON COUNTY, 6:88,90,117. T TSA CONST!TU"TION, TSA CONVENTION ABSTRACTS 8:127-8 TSA CONVENTION ATTENDANCE LIST 7:120-121; 10:81,82,85 TSA CONVENTION BRIEFS, 8:93 TSA 6 6 CONVENTION 10:209 TSA CONVENTION IN SAN ANGELO 7:81,113, TSA CONVENTION REPORT 7:119-121, TSA EMERGENCY PROCEDURE, 10: 189-90 TSA PROJECT SAN SABA 8:81 TALE OF SAD CAVERS 6 : 6 9 TANDY, MILLS, 6:1,17,23,37; 8:95; 9: 172. TANSILL LIMESTONE, 6:3,4, TART, FRED, 9:57-8 TAYLOR, LT. 10:11 TEMPLE CAVE 8g90 TEMPLE, TEXAS 6:6 T ENMIL E CA V E, 6 g 11 2 TENNESSEE TENNOUR l SECTION FITTON CAVE, ARKANSAS, 8:47-48. TENTATIVE HYPOTHESIS ON THE ORIGi N OF DRY CAVE, NoM. 10:111,112. TEQUILA, VERACRUZ, 7;135 TERLINGUA S i NKHOLE 9:1,4,5, TERRELL COUNTY, 8:37-39,65; 9:43 TEXAS ALMANAC 6:18 TEXAS CAVER, THE, 1962 6:136 TEXAS CAVES, BOOK ON 9:108 TEXAS DEEPEST CAV ES, 6:6 TEXAS REGiON, 6:10,56,96 ,101,113; 8:111-112. TEXAS SPELEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 6:121,136. TEXAS SPELEOLOG! CAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP LIST, 7:19-26,37,57. 10:31. TEXAS SPELEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SALON WINNERS, 10:80 TEXAS SPELEOLOGI CAL SURVEY 6 g 29 34, 36 53. TEXAS 8:59 TEXAS SURPASSES RUSSIA 8:15 TEXAS'TECH. SPELEO. SOC I ETY, 10:223 THAILAND 8:33 THE CAVER 6:6 THE T H I N G, 10 94,9 5 1 01 u THERE WE WUZ CARTOON FEATURE To BENEFiT REGION FINANCES 6:74. THIRD ENTRANCE FOUND TO RiVER STYX CAVE, KING Co. 9:103. THIRD TSA SALON OF SPELEOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 10;19 THI S PAGE, 10:240. THOMPSON, KENNE!H 6:3 THYLACOLEO, 7:78 THYSANURA 7: 128 TINAJA, SOTANO DE LA 9:69-71. TIPS FOR THE BEGINNER 10:113 TIPS ,ON HARD HATS 10:52 TLAMAYA, SOTANO DE, EXPLORATDN OF 10:45 TOM DAVIS CAVE, 6 :118. TRAGEDY AT ROUNDTREE CAVE 9:3 TRANS-PECOS AREA 8:59 TRANS PECOS SPELEOLOGICAL SOCI ETY 9:1)3,82,107,162,180; 10:23,41,85.

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THE TEXAS CAVER, DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 241 T REASURE CAVE 6:73 T R I P TO LANGTRV 7:87-8 T R I P WITH SOUTHWESTERN U 8:29 T RIP WITH THE HUACO CAVERS, 9:18, 9:26 T R I PO D S 1 0 : 1 78 TUMBLE BUG 6 : 5 T URKEY CREEK CAVE 10:9-10 T URNER, MERVDITH 10:9-10 TWEED V CAVE 9:11 5 T WIN CAVE (OKLA.) 10:5,7. Two BUZZARD CAVE 8:90 COON CAVE 8:90 MORE NEW CAVES 8:79. U UNCHECKED TEXAS CAVING A REAS 8 : 6 5 UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE 6:10 UNIVERSITV SPELEOLOGICAL SOCI ETV 7:5,1 6,35; 10:29 UNIVERSITV OF TEXAS GROTTO 6:9,21,43,97,134; 7:72,83 7: 9 1 1 05, 115, 122, 1 32, 143; 8: 7 1 7,32,51 ,63,86,94, 8:105,130; 9:23, 48-9,60-61, 9 : 8 1 ,82, 1 08, 118, 1 32, 1 47 ; 9:1 78; 10:22,84,40 60,103; 10:123,142 ,1 84,205-6,222. UNSUSPECTED CAVERNS 8:14-15. USES OF TEXAS CAVES 7:61-2 USING THE CAR81DE LAMP 9:143-4. Uv A L DE, T EX A S 6 : 1 0 6 11 3, 1 21 UVALDE CONVENTION, ABSTRACTS 6:133 UVALDE PI CKED AS REG I ON CONVENT I ON CI TV 6 : 1 0 6 V V AL V ER D E 6 : 6 79 ,87 ; 7: 47; 9: 1 46 VERTi::SRAT E PALE
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PAGE 242 THE TEXAS DECEMBER, 1965 GROTTO NEWS ABILENE GROTTO, N.S.S.: THE GROTTO MET N REGULAR SESSION DECEMBER 7, FOR A MEXICAN DINNER AT THE HOME OF THE GEORGE GRAY. MEMBERS 01 SCUSSED POSSI BLE FI ELD TRI PS FOR DECEMBER, HEARD REPORTS ON SEVERAL .NEW LEADS, AND PLANNED A WORK TRIP TO DEEP CAVE TO DO FURTHER WORK FOR PROJECT "DEEP" SLIDES OF ENDLESS CAVE, NEW MEXICO WERE SHOWN BY DON HALL INGER, THE SLIDES BORROWED FROM PETE LINDSLEY OF DALLAS. OTHER SLIDES WERE VIEWED OF RECENT TR I PIS. NOT MUCH CAVING ACTIVITY DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF DEER SEASON. A LOT OF CORRESPONDENCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM OVER THE NATION REGARDING THE CONSERVATION BROCHURE, "YOUR-CAVE AND YOU". MANY PERSONS DESIRE COPIES, PERMISSION TO REPRINT, OR SUGGEST i ONS ON A S M LAR PAMPHLET FOR THEIR VARIOUS REGIONS. A SECOND PR i NT ONG OF 500 COPIES IS PLANNED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. GROTTO ADDRESS: 2818 S. 39TH ST., ABILENE, TEXAS 79605 ALAMO GROTTO, N.S.S.: THE BATTLE BETWEEN CAVERS AND DEER SEASON IN ON AGAIN. WITH THE HOLIDAYS STARTBNG WE CANNOT ENTO RELY BLAME IT ON THE POOR DEER THOUGH. THE ANNUAL THANKSG I V iNG TR i P TO BUSTAMANTE WAS PRACTICALLY THE ONLY SOURCE OF ACTIVITY TH G SMONTH, AND A VERY PLEASANT ONE I MIGHT ADD. ELEVEN FELLOW CAVERS CONS !STtNG OF SEVERAL OF OUR GROUP AND GUESTS, AND LEE SKiNNER OF DALLAS, O NDULGED i N THE MIGHTY MOUNTAI N CLIMB AND BEAUT I FUL SI GHTS OF BUSTAMANTE. I T WAS CE TO HAVE LEE WITH US. SEEMS A FABULOUS HELiCTITE ROOM WAS DISCOVERED THI S TRIP. THE NOVEMBER MEETING WAS HELD AT THE HOME OF DR. EVERETT RHOADES. TIME TO RING OUT THE OLD AND SING I N THE NEW9 OFFICERS THAT IS. NOMINATIONS WERE HELD THI S MONTH W I TH ELECTIONS PENDING FOR NEXT. THOUGH ACTIVITY I S SLOW WE SEEM TO BE DOrNG A BOOMING BUSiNESS WiTH MEMBERSHI P APPLI CATIONS. THREE MORE REPORTED AS OF THI S MONTH, IT'S EVEN CASCADE CAVERNS WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 4TH TO THE PUBLIC CAVERS TOO OF COURSE. GROTTO 107 TOMAHAWK TRA iL, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS DALLAS-FORT WORTH GROTTO, N.S.So g THE WEEK-END OF Nov. 6 DAVE R I CHARDSON, DAVID INCE, AND GARY ANDERSON VISITED R IVER ST Y X CAVE NEAR GUTHR IE. S O NCE THERE HAD BEEN MUCH RAIN, THE WATER I N THE CAVE WAS HIGH AND COLD! OVER THE THANKSGIV iNG HOLIDAYS FRED TART AND M KE HUGHES LED A T R I P CONSISTING OF DICK MOORE, BOBBY DUNN, JIM HODGES, DANNY ALEXANDER AND THREE !NTERESTED NEWCOMERS FROM ARLINGTON COLLEGE TO OUR ARKANSAS CAVE THE GROUP WENT ARMED WITH WIRE BRUSHES AND LARGE L ITTER BAGS. AFTER A WEEKEND OF WORK THEY REPORT THAT THE PLACE IS BEGINN!NG TO LOOK LIKE A CAVE AGAIN. WHILE SEARCHING THE CLIFFS FOR MORE CAVES9 THEY FOUND A SHELTER CAVE W I TH NUMEROUS ARTIFACTS IN EVIDENCE. THE WEEKEND PLAYED OUT BEFORE THE CAVERS DID IN TH I S FRUITFUL AREA. ON THE SAME WEEKEND LEE SK NNER JOINED THE ALAMO GROTTO FOR A TRIP THROUGH BUSTAMANTE. HE CAME BACK REPORTING THAT TH I S TR P COULD EASILY BE MADE FROM HERE iN A TWO DAY SOME OF US WILL TAKE SOME CONV'NCING. DAVE WALLER HAS LEFT OUR RANKS FOR FAR

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THE TEXAS CAVER DECEMBER, 1965 PAGE 243 OFF YANKEELAND WHERE HE IS EMPLOYED B Y POLAROID. A S IZEABLE BUNCH JACK BURCH & FA MILY, PETE LINDSLEY, NORMAN ROBI NSON & FAMI L Y BOB GOUG H & FAMILY, AND THE RICHARD THORPS SPEN T THANKSG I V ING AT B I G BEND WHERE THE HARDI ER SHOT THE RAPIDS DOWN SANTA ELENA CANYON. A NEW (1) CAV E WAS LOCATED IN THE CANYON ON THE MEXICAN SIDE I T WAS PROMPTLY DUBBED CANOE CAVE. WOULDN'T YOU JUST KNOW THAT OUR INTREPID GROUP OF C A V ERS WOULD BE CAUGHT IN THE CANOES W i TH N O L I GHTS ON THE! R HEADS? -HENCE THE CAVE WAS NOT FULLY E XPLORED. THE NOVEMBER MEETING WAS ANOTHER NOTEWORTHY ONE THAT BROUGHT OUT A RECORD CROWD. JOHN MEHRTENS, GENERAL CURATOR OF THE FORT WORTH ZOO, TALKED ON CAVE VERTEBRATES. HE DESCRIBED MANY RARE AND ECCENTRIC CRITTERS THAT FINO THEIR HOMES IN CAVES ALL OVER THE WORLD. OIL BIROS OF THE T ROPICS, FISHING BATS IN TRINIDAD, AND AS AN EXAMPLE OF AN INDIAN C A V E DWELLER HE BROUGHT A BEAUT I FUL OR REVOLT ING (DEPENDING ON YOUR PREDISPOSITION TOWARD REPTILES) 6 FOOT LONG GROUND BOA. MR. MEHRTENS WORDS ON CRYOTHERAPHY OR ICE TREATMENT FOR SNAKE BITE !S THAT IT HAS CAUSED MORE LOSS OF ARMS, FINGERS, AND LIVES THAN THE SNAKE EVER DID I N OTHER WORDS NO!!! FOR SNAKE BITES HE RECOMMENDS SEEING A GOOD V ET. WITH A COU N T R Y P R A C T ICE. GROTTO ADDRESS: 6621 SUNNYLAND LANE, DALLAS,TEX.75214 H ## fit ff # f #* # fit H COMI NG NEXT YEAR: WATCH FOR THE NEW TEXAS CAVER! MORE ON ENDLESS CAVE, NEW M E X ICO CLIMBING CAMS, A BETTER DESIGN? MORE PHOTO TIPS FOR CAVERS A NEW CAVE KNOTS FOR CAVERS CARTOONS *T.S.A. 1966 CONVENTION TO BE HELD MARCH 2 6 *SEND JIM ESTES A SHORT SUMMARY OF YOUR PRESENTATION. ## H ## ARE YOU A TRUE CAVER? Do YOU HAVE THE PROPER PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTLOOK UPON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNDER G ROUND FRATERN I T Y ? ARE YOU REALLY SURE T HAT CAVING IS THE PROPER H OBBY? TRY THE TEST BELOW TO SEE IF CAVI N G SUITS YOU. S C O R E FIVE POINTS FOR EACH YES" A N S WER, ADO YOUR TOTAL, AND RATE YOURSELF ACCORDING TO THE KEY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. YES NO 1. 00 YOU PREFER CRAWLING IN MUD TO WADING I N WATER? ( ) ( ) '1 00 WALKING! ( ) ( ) { YOU PREFER WADING I N GUANO TO 3 00 YOU PREFER CARBIDE L IGHTS TO COAL OIL LANTERNS ? ( ) ( ) 4 Do YOU USE A ROPE WHEN YOU RAPPEL? ( ) ( ) 5 WHE N YOU USE A CARBIDE LA MP, DO YOU PUT IN ANY CARBIDE? ( ) ( ) o Do YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROCKS AND HARD PLACES1 ( ) ( ) 7 Do YOU USE AN APPROVED HARD HAT FOR BO LING COFFEE? ( ) ( ) 8 Do YOU ALWAYS CARRY THREE LIGHTS INCLUDING A PINE KNOT? ( ) ( ) 9. Do YOU TOLERATE EURYCEA TROGLODYTES I N YOUR CAVES? ( ) ( ) KEY: IF Y OUR TOTAL ADDS UP TO LESS THAN 135, M ULT I PLY BY YOUR NSS NUMBER UNTIL IT DOES. --T H E TEXAS CAVER VOL. 3, No.1; VIA THE N I TTANY NEWS SEPT. 1958; VIA THE ,EORGIA SPELUNKER, FALL, 1958; VIA THE GEORG I A SPECIAL INDEX, VOL, 8 & 9, 1965. ##

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* THE TEXAS CAVER 4612 WATAUGA ROAD DALLAS, TEXAS 75209 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS SPELEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED * * * * * TO: * * * * * B A C K ISS U E S NOW A V A I LAB L E GIVEN BELOW IS THE CURRENT LIST OF BACK I SSUES OF THE TEXAS CAVER AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE ASSISTANT EDITOR, CHUCK LARSEN. THESE ISSUES ARE ONLY 25 EACH SO IF YOU SOMETHING IN THE INDEX YOU HAD BETTER PLACE YOUR ORDER RIGHT AWAY! You WILL NOTE THAT SOME ISSUES ARE COMPLETELY OUT AND OTHERS ARE ALMOST GONE. HURRY! ORDER FROM CHUCK AT: 3622 NORMA DRIVE; GARLAND, TEXAS 75040. VOL. 3 1958 MAR.-ApR .. 24 MAY-JUNE 14 VOL. 4 1959 MAR-ApR 18 MAY-JUNE 10 JULy-AuG 3 SEPT-OCT. . 1 Nov-DEC . 9 VOL. 5 196 0 .. 12 MAR-ApR .... 4 6 VOL. 6 1961 APR ... MAY. . . 2 JUN E. . 1 JUL Y. 2 AUG .. 1 7 SEPT .. 4 OCT 0 39 Nov . 40 DEC ..... o.12 VOL. 7 1962 JAN ... 70 FEB ... 12 MAR .. 34 JUN E . 0 17 OCT 11 ... 0 9 VOL. 7 1962 Nov. 7 DEc 0 o. 8 VOL. 8 1963 MAR 30 APR . 8 6 MAY . 28 JUN E .. 66 VOL. 9 196 4 JAN .. 1 8 FEB 22 MAR .. 49 APR 0 38 MA Y 32 JUNE. 0 15 VOL. 9 1964 JUL Y o. 7 AUG. 1 OCT I) 3 No v 0 0). 8 DEC 0 0 14 VOL. 1 0 196 5 JAN 0 18 FEB .. 31 MAR 0 0 1 7 APR ....... 3 1 MAY . 22 JUN E ... 19 AUG ,, 0 2 SEPT . 46 OCT . 1 3 Nov . 12


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