An Office of Antarctic Programs has recently been established by the National Science Foundation for the general administration of the United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP), which includes all research conducted in the Antarctic region by scientists from US colleges, universities, and government agencies. The funds set aside for such research have also been increased from $4 million in 1960 to $5.5 million for the 1961 fiscal year. Thomas O. Jones, a physical chemist, has been appointed head of the new Office, and Albert P. Crary has been named as its chief scientist. Dr. Crary, a geophysicist who has been a participant in numerous arctic and antarctic research projects, will also serve as Science Adviser on Antarctica to NSF Director Alan T. Waterman.

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