Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 10:47:47 -0500


Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball

Thank you for your cogent comments, Allan and Dennis. As a non-attender of

MLA/ADS in recent years, I am perhaps less able to identify our needs than

others. However, it occurred to me this morning that the parallel with

LAVIS is well-taken. In considering the points Dennis has just made, I

wonder whether we would not be better served by an independent conference

that meets less often than once a year. Say, April in alternate

years--like the LSA Institute. Certainly, an annual LAVIS would not be

possible on the scale it happens on now. What do others think?

I would very much like to attend the national ADS meetings again, but--as

you know--I am allergic to MLA.

Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]