Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 09:55:09 -0500
From: Donald Larmouth LARMOUTD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GBMS01.UWGB.EDU
Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball
Although what I say on the subject should be taken lightly, since I haven't
been able to attend the ADS annual meetings for the last few years (one of the
many costs of deaning), I heartily support the notion that ADS ought to have
its own meeting and not be linked to MLA or LSA. A meeting in April, with or
without an annual focus or theme, would get us out from under the problem of
choosing between MLA and LSA.
I would note that, in part, this problem was created by LSA's decision not to
meet at the same time as MLA, thereby disrupting a good many professional lives-
-especially those who can't afford to attend more than one or two conferences a
year. Had LSA and MLA continued to meet at the same time and place, ADS could
have continued as an affiliated meeting.
I hope that other ADS members will support the idea of a separate ADS national