New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed Dr. June Jackson Christmas ‘45/44 as the city’s commissioner of mental health and retardation.  Dr. Christmas, a psychiatrist and the highest ranking African-American woman in the Lindsay administration, said she looked forward to a transition in her department from one that contracted for services to one that would aggressively work to plan and evaluate mental health facilities and programs in the city.  “I know,” she said, “that with health needs never having as high a priority as they should, it is never possible to do everything that should be done, but we probably can do more.”    The New York Times