The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968 Page: 113
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tures. The Institute will be housed in the Texas pavilion at the San
Professor William C. Binkley, a fellow of the Association and long-
time editor of the Journal of Southern History and the Mississippi Val-
ley Historical Review was tendered a testimonial luncheon at the April
meeting of the Organization of American Historians at the Palmer
House in Chicago. About fifty guests were present, including your
Director. Among other gifts a bound volume of letters of appreciation
to Dr. Binkley was presented.
Dr. Binkley responded with some reminiscences of his editorial days.
One that I particularly enjoyed was that of a professor of history with
a reasonable reputation who sent in an article. Dr. Binkley, ever alert,
thought it had a familiar ring and looked up the book which the
man had published. Surely enough, the article was taken word for
word from the first chapter of the book. Dr. Binkley, who could always
be gently sarcastic, says he wrote the man something like this: "I have
checked your article and find that it is taken totally and without
change from your most recent book. Since I am sure that someone
must have read the book, I am returning it. You must have under-
estimated yourself to think that you had no readers."
The second in the annual series of Walter Prescott Webb Memorial
Lectures was presented on the campus of the University of Texas at
Arlington, April 5, 1967. Professors William E. Leuchtenburg, Wilmon
H. Droze, and George Wolfskill read papers on varied aspects of New
Deal history. The 1968 series with Ray Allen Billington as guest lec-
turer will have as its theme, "The Frontier."
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has an-
nounced the opening of an annual competition for the best historical
manuscript dealing with the science, technology, and impact of aero-
nautics and astronautics on society. The purpose of the AIAA History
Manuscript Award is to provide professional recognition to the author
making a major and original contribution to the history of aeronautics
and astronautics. The AIAA award carries a cash prize of five hundred
dollars and the opportunity for publication in the AIAA Historical
The forty-fourth annual meeting of the West Texas Historical As-
sociation met in San Angelo on May 12 and 13. Professor John Alex-
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