Neurosurgery Chairman

Dr. Norman H. Horwitz has been named the first full-time chairman of neurosurgery at Washington Hospital Center. A native of Washington, Horwitz graduated from Princeton University and received his medical degree at Columbia University in 1948. Horwitz, who is in private practice, also is a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and an attending neurosurgeon at the university hospital.

Summer Achievers Named

Seven participants in the city's Summer Youth Employment Program received "Summer Achievers" awards at a recent ceremony attended by Mayor Marion Barry. The seven were presented with certificates of appreciation from Barry and $200 gift certificates from Woodward & Lothrop. The winners are: Robert Adams, 18; Aushann Burroughs, 19; Lorena Iraheta, 17; Dante Quick, 17; Lavonia E. Shirley, 17; Zafra Stork, 16, and Malcolm Wiley, 17.

House of Ruth Director

Ellen M. Rocks has been named executive director of the House of Ruth, a shelter for women.

Rocks has worked for 12 years with such service organizations as Catholic Charities and Baltimore's My Sister's Place, which she founded and directed. Rocks holds a master's degree in family studies from the University of Maryland and a master's in English literature from the University of Scranton.

Court Officer Writes Book

Henry V.S. Thomas has published "What Do You Know About Classical Music?" a collection of definitions, ancedotes, facts and little-known information about pieces of classical music and the people who wrote them. Thomas, warrant office supervisor at Superior Court, has lived in Washington since 1963 and is planning a second book, on black classical composers.