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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. IV, No. 3
Winter, 1980


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THE EUGENE O'NEILL SOCIETY SECTION: ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS

1. SPECIAL O'NEILL SESSION AT MLA '80.

A Special Session on "Eugene O'Neill and Music" will be a highlight of the first evening of the 1980 MLA Convention in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, December 27. To be held in the Ebony Room on the fourth floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel from 9:00 to 10:15 p.m., the session will be chaired by Thomas F. Marshall and will feature a paper by Travis Bogard, followed by the discussion of a distinguished group of panelists--Winifred Frazer, Jordan Miller, Dennis Rich and Timo Tiusanen--and of the assembled audience.

2. SECOND ANNUAL MEETING: SAME EVENING, SAME ROOM.

The Second Annual Meeting of the Society will follow immediately after the Special Session on December 27 in the same room. Current business and future activities will be discussed, and new memberships and membership renewals will be accepted. All members--and all who would like to become members--are urged to attend.

3. "DE LONG GREEN": TIME FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL.

Members should note that, with the beginning of a new calendar year, it is time to renew Society membership. Anyone unable to attend the Houston meeting should send the appropriate dues to Secretary Jordan Miller at the Department of English, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881. The following are the various membership categories and concomitant dues:

General - $20 Family - $30 Life (one payment) - $500
Emeritus - $10 Sponsor - $50 Institutional - $30
Student - $10    

Since these figures are the same as last year's dues, Society membership is more of a bargain than ever in these days of ubiquitously ascending prices.

Non-members are reminded that membership dues, which are tax-deductible, include a subscription to the Eugene O'Neill Newsletter. The Society relies on a large and vigorous membership to aid it in championing America's greatest playwright, and members' dues are of supreme importance to the achievement of the many projects that are imminent. So, if you are already a member, please reassert your commitment by sending a hasty renewal check. And if you have not yet joined, please do consider membership now and book passage for that exciting, double-barreled December evening in Houston. While the O'Neillian order has no secret grip, you'll be able to answer affirmatively when a Society member approaches and says, "Me'n you, huh? --bot' members of this club!"

4. PRESIDENT'S ILLNESS.

It is the editor's sad duty to report that President Horst Frenz will be unable, because of illness, to attend the Houston meeting or to continue in office at the present time. He suffered a stroke during the early fall, and while he is reportedly making good progress, his recovery is expected to be slow. Accordingly, as dictated by the by-laws, Vice President Winifred Frazer has assumed the duties of the presidential office and will preside at the meeting on December 27. Friends wishing to send cards to President Frenz may address them to 421 Blue Ridge, Bloomington, IN 47401. No society could have two better or worthier officers, and we wish Horst a speedy return to our midst and Winifred great success at the helm.

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