The Metropolitan St. Louis Branch of AGU met on May 23, 1972. Chairman William Durbin called the meeting to order in the ACIC Dining Hall at 6:30 P.M. There were 46 members and guests in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Secretary. The Treasurer, Melvin E. Shultz, reported a balance of $285.84 in the treasury. Durbin expressed appreciation to Luman E. Wilcox for his work in publishing the new Branch paper, The Gateway Geophysicist. The first issue was published in May 1972.