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3 (May-June)
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Harold M. Holland, member of the Cooper Ornithological Club since 1901.

Ornithology the world over sustained a great loss in the death of James L. Peters on April 19 of this year. Mr. Peters was held in high regard for his 7 volumes on the Birds of the World. He was president of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, Curator of Birds at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, past president of the American Ornithologists’ Union and for many years editor of Bird-Banding. After four years as Treasurer of the Cooper Ornithological Club, Sidney B. Peyton has asked to be relieved of the very considerable burden of this post. Jack C. von Bloeker, Jr., of 161 West 12lst St., Los Angeles 61, California, succeeds him. The sincere gratitude of our organization is extended to 1Mr. Peyton for his devotion to this important job. He has contributed a service of major proportion which will long be appreciated by our large membership. Important new publications recently received are Finn Salomonsen’s “The Birds of Greenland,” Part III, the concluding section, and Harold S. Peters and Thomas D. Burleigh’s “The Birds of Newfoundland,” the latter very attractively illustrated by Roger Tory Peterson. 

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