Host Resolution - 53rd Annual Meeting, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and University of California, Berkeley, at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California

WHEREAS, the American Society of Mammalogists has held its fifty-third Annual Meeting during 13 to 18 June, 1973, at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California; and

WHEREAS, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California at Berkeley has so effectively sponsored this meeting; and

WHEREAS, this meeting has been marked by the great warmth of California hospitality; and

WHEREAS, the scientific excellence of the well-rounded program and the efficient attention to all the details has provided an enjoyable learning adventure and made for a social experience that will long be remembered;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Society of Mammalogists extends its heartfelt appreciation to each of the persons who helped during these memorable days: To the personnel of Asilomar, including Mrs. Roma Philbrook, Manager, and the tollers of the bells who conditioned gastric reflexes and to the lady top sergeants who molded mammalogists into an efficient eating machine, to such a high degree of social organization never before thought possible; to the local committee including Seth B. Benson, Gene Christman, Betty Davis, John Davis, Joseph G. Hall, Lloyd Ingles (and his Exhibition Committee of the American Photographic Society), Robert Jones, Robert T. Orr, and James D. Smith and especially to William Z. Lidicker and James L. Patton and to the chairman Oliver P. Pearson, who ever maintained his cool even as he peregrinated to London the week before the meeting and as he substituted words of questionable nature during announcements; to Sheila Kortlucke and to the many un-named persons who each contributed in their own ways; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Society of Mammalogists pay particular tribute to the family members of the local committee who worked in the unsung positions of registering and arranging, including Mrs. Naomi Lidicker, Mrs. Carol Patton, Mrs. Anita Pearson and daughters Allie Pearson and Sandy Pearson.