Page 2 January - February 1978
the item on Ron Graham in the OctoberNovember 1977
issue of the Newsletter, I misspelled Martin Gardner's name.
Jenack has retired from his position as Editor of the newsletter of the
Unicycling Society of America which he has held for the past four years.
Under Bill's editorship, the
newsletter was always thick and filled with fascinating information.
Bill always gave good coverage to juggling activities. He also has
encouraged me and passed on relevant news since the instant I became IJA
editor. I greatly appreciate his help. (Carol Birchford is the new
Editor of the newsletter of the Unicycling Society of America.)
has been previously stated (e.g., in the August-September 1977 issue),
no responsibility is taken by the IJA or any of
its officers for the representations made in advertisements run in the
Newsletter. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for prop makers, for
instance, to take a little longer than the purchaser might desire to
because of the irregularities of the prop makers' performing lives and
the time required to hand craft props. However, we do not believe it is
in the interest of the IJA membership to repeatedly run ads in cases
where delivery times are unconscionably long, or the seller does not
respond satisfactorily to inquiries from buyers, or the seller otherwise
runs his business in ways so slipshod that the buyers are affected
detrimentally. If IJA members who have ordered merchandise in response
to Newsletter ads have complaints about the service they have received,
they may complain to the Editor. While the Editor guarantees nothing, he
will make note of the complaint and may forward the complaint on to the
advertiser. If there are too many complaints about any given advertiser,
the Editor may refuse to run any more ads for the particular advertiser,
or the Editor and President may even consider running a warning about
the advertiser's practices in the Newsletter. Please do not complain to
the Editor before repeatedly complaining and trying to gain satisfaction
directly from the advertiser, and remember that even the best and most
responsible advertisers may have significant variations in their
delivery times. Advertisers, you could help by giving reasonable
estimates of delivery times, even if they are longer than you would
prefer, and then trying
to stick to them.
Chamberlin says the juggling club in Buffalo is interested in obtaining
some juggling movies. Rich would appreciate hearing from anyone who has
juggling movies for sale or of which copies can be made. Greg Moss also
wrote wondering where he could get
some juggling movies or video tapes to show to his juggling classes at
the University of Rochester.
suggests a more general question. Shouldn't there be some central
facility relating to juggling movies, a place where anyone who has
movies or video tapes could register his name and a list of the movies
and tapes he has and is willing to loan out or have copied? Thus, people
interested in obtaining movies and tapes could write to a central person
or place. The registry could also provide a central agency to arrange
the resale or transfer
existing collections of movies and tapes so they remain in our juggling
community. It would also be good if provision could somehow be made to
transfer old movies to video tape before the movie film deteriorates.
I have only three more issues of the Newsletter to produce; it's time for anyone who's interested in being Editor to make it known.