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PROVIDENCE, R. I., JUNE, 1931
Dr. Barbour May Leave Brown for a Year
The possibility of President Bar-
bour's absence during the academic
year of 1931-32 was revealed late in
May with the announcement that he
might be a member of an Appraisal
Commission of American religious
and educational leaders who will make
a study of foreign missions in India,
China and Japan. Definite decision
as to whether the President will be
permitted to leave his duties on Col-
lege Hill will attend a formal vote by
the University Corporation on June
16. It has been intimated that indi-
vidual members of the Corporation
consider the matter favorably-
In the event of a favorable vote,
Dr. Barbour would leave the univer-
sity shortly after the opening of the
academic year, returning in time for
Commencement in 1932. In his ab-
sence Vice President Albert D. Mead
would be acting president of Brown.
The commission of wliich Dr. Bar-
bour may be a member was conceived
by the Foreign Mission Board of one
of the larger Protestant denomina-
tions. Since that time, the work has
been planned by a committee repre-
senting the Baptist, Congregational,
Dutch Reformed, Episcopalian, Pres-
byterian, Methodist and United Pres-
bsterian Churches. The chairman of
this supervisory committee is Albert
L. Scott, a member of the Board of
Fellows of Brown University. Mr.
Scott extended a personal invitation
to Dr. Barbour to become a member
of the Appraisal Commission last fall.
Since that time, the Advisory and
Executive Committee of the Brown
Corporation has acted favorably upon
the matter, and the Board of Fellows
also has voiced its approval. Publici-
ty upon Dr. Barbour's extended ab-
sence from the imiversity was with-
held, however, because at about the
beginning of the year there was grave
uncertainty whether Dr. Mead, at
that time undergoing a severe opera-
tion, would regain health and be phys-
ically able to take over the executive
work of the university. Dr. Mead
has since returned to his office at the
university, and it is expected that by
fall he will be fully able to assume
Dr. Barbour said that the corpora-
tion and faculty of the university have
been informed of the projected ab-
sence. Chief Justice Charles Evans
Hughes, long a member of the Board
of Fellows, is unqualifiedly in favor
of President Barbour's acceptance of
the invitation, feeling that the serv-
ice of a Brown President on the com-
mission is strictly in accord with the
history and traditions of the univer-
sity, and that the choice of Dr. Bar-
bour for the important post is a com-
pliment to the university.
The commission on which it seems
probable Dr. Barbour will serve will
complete the work instituted by the
interdenominational supervisory com-
mittee in the fall of 1929. Since that
time a technical stafif has been at work
in the Orient, engaged in fact finding.
The ascertained facts concerning the
foreign missions and related subjects
will be tabulated and placed at the
disposal of the Appraisal Commission.
Colonel Rose Gives the Word
/^oL. Henry B. Rose, '81, chief
^-* marshal for Brown's ceremonious
march down the Hill since 19 17, will
again command the Commencement
this June on the occasion of his class'
50th anniversary. The youngest and
the oldest alumni are provided for in
the orders he has just issued. It will
be his 42nd Commencement as either
adjutant or chief marshal.
Col. Rose's staff will include the
Adjutant — Maurice Howe Cook,
'97 ; Aides to Chief Marshal — Ste-
phen Waterman, 'S6, Martin Smith
Fanning, '91, Archibald ClaHin Mat-
teson, '93, John Davis Edmands
Jones, '93, Frederick William Mar-
vel, '94, John Ashley Gammons, '98,
Alonzo Roger Williams, '00, Edward
Tudor Gross, '01, Abbott Phillips,
'02, Henry Garfield Clark, '07.
Aides in charge of Divisions — Roy-
al Willis Leith, 'l2, Colin Gordon
Mac Leod, '15, Sidney Daniels Himi-
phrey, '97, James Cunlifie Bullock,
'02. Aide in charge of Graduating
Class of the Women's College, Mari-
on Luther Bacon, '13.
Marshals of Classes: 1 930- 1929 —
Lewis Metcalf Walling, '30, John
Sheldon Collier, '29; 1928 — George
Mason Gross, '28, Jesse Potter Eddy,
3rd, '28; 1927-1926 — James Winford
Nagle, '26, James Madison Stifler,
'26; 1935-21— Allan Bretterg Colby,
'21, Ralph Chase Knight, '21; 1920-
191 1 — William Augustus Graham,
'16, Brenton Greene Smith, '11;
1910-1901 — Eliot Greer Parkhurst,
'06, Elmer Seymour Chace, '01 ; 1900-
1891 — Frederick Augustus Jones, '96,
Frank Leonard Hinckley, '91 ; 1890-
1859— Stephen Cushing Harris, '86,
Frank Herbert Gifford, '81.
Graduating Class, Men: Head
Marshal — Paul Arthur Martin Sny-
der. Marshals — Lee Mc Cluer Mar-
shall, William Lincoln I'" o g a r t y,
Ralph Dennett Richardson, Winfield
Townley Scott, William Boardman
Leonard, Ernest Granger Hapgood,
Jr., Westcott Enoch Sumner Moul-
ton, John FujioAiso. Women: Mar-
shals — Marjorie Estelle Battersby,
Agnes Mabel Fitzgerald. Enis Eva
De Magistris, Dorothy Edith Noble.
Faculty : Marshals — Professor Ben-
jamin Brown, Professor Leighton
Teeterick Bohl. Invited Guests:
Marshals — Professor Robert Foster
Chambers, Professor William Thom-
son Hastings. Trustees : Marshals — •
Ward Beecher Chase, '85, William
Judson Brown, '93. Fellows: Mar-
shals — John Henshaw, '87, Charles
Henry Merriman, '92.
BROWxN ALUMNI MOX'THLY
The Governor's 3 Minutes
npHEY SAY that it was a three-min-
■*• ute speech at a clambake which
made Dr. Wilbur L. Cross governor
of Connecticut, the first Democrat to
hold that office in 20 years. That
past performance invites a mild specu-
lation as to what may result from his
address at the Brown Alumni Meet-
ing on June 15, although he will be
present more in the role of scholar
than as politician. j
And scholar he has always been. A
teacher since 1894, dean of the Vale
Graduate School for 15 years, editor
of the Yale Review, and authority on
the English novel, he now finds him-
self removed from the elms of New
Haven to the capitol at Hartford.
There S. J. Woolf, interviewing him
for the New Vork Times in March,
found him supremely happy.
Dr. Cross recalled then how the
European tradition invites professors
and writers to enter public life, con-
trasting the aloofness of most academ-
ic Americans from politics. He im-
derstands this reluctance and sympa-
thizes with the point of view of one
leader who preferred to go down in
history as the father of a university
rather than as president of the United
While still in college at Vale, In-
had shown such an interest in the na-
tion's affairs that his classmates nick-
named him "Senator." President
Cleveland impressed him deeply, too,
in calling "public office a public
trust." And yet the young man turn-
ed to the campus rather than to the
forum, when he was graduated and
had earned his doctorate.
His chief interest was in the Eng-
lish novel, and he became an authori-
ty on Sterne, Fielding and others,
editing their works and writing about
them. He edited the Yale Shakes-
peare and served as general editor for
the novel in the Belles Lettres Series
and for English literature in the New
International Encyclopedia. He
taught in Sheffield, lectured at Co-
lumbia University, and acted as trus-
tee for the Connecticut College for
In 1916 he became dean of the Yale
Graduate School, a post which de-
manded intimacy with some 30 de-
partments of study from the fine arts
to the most clinical sciences. He held
that office until last year when he re-
tired intending to go abroad as lectur-
er at European universities.
Politics drafted him, however, and
he found himself on a November
\Vednesday the sole Democratic sur-
vivor of a State election. "Uncle To-
by" (the nickname came from "Tris-
tram Shandy," of course) had proved
a good campaigner, although he puz-
zled the old ward-house politicians
with quotations from Chaucer and
classical allusions. But he was just as
equal to a good story about setting
hens when the demand was for rural
philosophy. It is said to be a true
story that some of his supporters
thought the "Travels with a Donkey"
he had edited was a party history.
They knew more about the J. J. Tun-
ney he named to his military staff.
Governor Cross retains his editor-
ship of the Vale Review, a contact
with the world of letters he has part-
ly left. He reads all contributions be-
fore they are accepted, and he inspects
all proofs still. Nevertheless he wel-
comes the new contacts for he believes
that "a man should not continue do-
ing the same kind of work too long."
He holds honorary degrees from the
University of South Carolina, Colum-
bia University, and the Uni\ersity of
Michigan. He is a member of the
American Academy of Arts and Let-
ters and the National Institute of Arts
and Letters. But three minutes at a
Connecticut clambake stand out in his
Introducing the Speaker
'"p'.^FT CALLED Dr. John R. Mott
-^ "one of the greatest men of our
generation," and he was only one of
the Presidents who honored the distin-
guished Y.M.C.A. executive who will
be one of the speakers at Brown's
.'\Iunini Meeting on June 15. Al-
though he is chiefly known for his la-
bors for Christianity, in which serv-
ice he entered immediately upon his
graduation from Cornell in 1S88, Dr.
Mott has distinguished himself in an
amazing variety of ways the world
Japan, China, Italy, Greece, Po-
land and France have decorated him,
while he received the D.S.M. from
his own country. Yale, Edinburgh
and Princeton have given him honor-
ary degrees. The Royal Geographic
Society recognized him as a traveler
by naming him a Fellow, for he had
gone around the world several times
in the interest of Christian missions.
To most Americans he is best
known for his work as director of all
the V.M.C.A.'s war work. As gen-
eral secretary of the National War
Work Council he had charge of the
expenditure of $167,000,000, and at
the same time he conducted the unit-
ed campaign whereby seven of the
largest war relief agencies raised
$200,000,000. He was instrumental
in extending the "Y" work to all the
Allied armies and among pri.soners of
war through all Europe.
President Taft repeatedly praised
Dr. Mott. Roosevelt publicly ex-
pressed admiration for his work.
Wilson, too, had a number of com-
missions for him. Dr. Mott declined
the first, the post of Minister to
China, but he served on the American
and Mexican joint arbitration com-
mittee and went to Russia as a mem-
ber of the Elihu Root commission in
His interest in missions was an ear-
ly one. When just out of Cornell he
entered the Student Volunteer Move-
ment as a worker. Some of his sub-
sequent offices have been the follow-
ing: general secretary of the World's
Student Christian Federation, general
secretary of the International Com-
mittee of the Y.M.C.A., chairman of
the Institute of Social and Religious
Research, chairman of the World's
Committee of V.M.C.A.'s since 1926,
chairman of the International Mis-
sionary Conference. His dozen books
reflect these same interests.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
FRIDAY, JUNE 12:
2 lOO p.m. Class Day Exercises.
"Under the Elms," Middle Campus.
Address: Paul Arthur Martin Sny-
der, President of the Senior Class.
Class Poet: Winfield Townley Scott.
Class Historian: Ronald Conrad
Green, Jr. Class Odist: Winfield
Townley Scott. Class Prophet : Lloyd
Gimlich Briggs. Address: President
8:30 p.m. Promenade Concert.
9 :00 p. m. Senior Class Dance.
Middle Campus and Sayles Hall.
10:30 a.m. Ivy Day Exercises.
Alumnae Hall. Address: Marjorie
Estelle Battersby, President of the
Senior Class. Address: President
Barbour. Address: Dean Morriss.
Address to Undergraduates : Cather-
ine Elizabeth McSoley. Planting of
Class Ivy. Addresses by Marjorie
Estelle Battersby and Mary Winifred
SATURDAY, JUNE 13:
9 :30 a.m. Phi Beta Kap/>a. Bus-
iness Meeting of Rhode Island Alpha.
5 University Hall.
3 :30 p.m. Craduatc School Con-
vocation. Sayles Hall. Awarding of
Advanced Degrees. Address: "The
Tower of Babel," Professor Freder-
ick James Eugene Woodhridge of Col-
10:00 a.m. Alumnae Association.
Annual Meeting. Alumnae Hall.
1 :(X) p.m. Alumnae Luncheon.
4:30 p.m. Reception and Garden
Party. Alumnae Hall Campus.
2 :oo p.m. Class Meetings.
7 :00 p.m. Reunion Supper.
Alumnae Hall. (Reservations must
be made by June 10.
8:15 p.m. Koniian Play.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14:
4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Exercis-
es. First Baptist Meeting House.
50 YEARS AGO A GRADUAIE
Chiff Justice Charles Evans Hughes, '81, who will preside at Alumni Meeting, June 15
MONDAY, JUNE 15:
i6yd ANNUAL COMMENCE-
9 :00 a.m. Procession forms on
10:00 a.m. Exercises of the
Graduating Class. First Baptist
Meeting House. Orations by John
Fujio Aiso, John Otis Prouty, Ed-
ward Mason Read, 3rd. Awarding
of Degrees. Announcement of Prize
Awards. Conferring of Honorary
Degrees. Return of procession to the
12:15 p.m. Buffet Luncheon. For
Alumni — in Lyman Gymnasiuin ; for
Corporation, Faculty and Guests — at
the Faculty Club.
12:15 p.m. Alumnae Luncheon.
I :00 p.m. Al umni M e e t i n g .
Sayles Hall. Speakers: the President
of the University; the Governor of
the State; Dr. John R. Mott, II. D. ;
Hon. Wilbur Lucius Cross, Litt. D.,
L. H. D., Governor of Connecticut.
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes,
'81, will preside. Brief Business
Meeting of the Associated Alumni.
4:00 p.m. Baseball Game. Aid-
rich Field. Brown vs. University of
9:00 to 11:00 p.m. President's
Reception. Faculty Club, 13 Brown
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Reunion Plan Would Regroup Classes
It has been a continual lament by
reunion classes at Brown that they
never found at Commencement any
of the classes which were associated
with them in undergraduate days.
One never sees those who were sen-
iors when one was a freshman or
those who were freshmen when one
was a senior. The five-year reunion
system brings back only those who
were a college generation apart as
To meet this lack, more and more
universities throughout the country
are adopting the so-called Dix Plan
for class reunions, which the nearby
chart explains in detail. It has prov-
ed more than satisfactory where it has
The schedule is reprinted on the
possibility that it may receive serious
attention from Brown men and that
the Dix Plan itself or a modification
of it may make reunions more inclus-
ive and meaningful. The Dix Plan
does not include some of the good
features of the present system such as
the ease with which one remembers
the reunion year or the magic that a
round-numbered anniversary somehow
possesses. The scheme does, however,
provide for a reunion at least every
five years as at present, it respects the
major anniversaries of a class, and it
does assemble on the campus in the
same June a far greater number of
alumni who knew each other in col-
The Alumni Monthly believes the
Dix Plan worthy of earnest considera-
Two Brothers Fellowship
James P. Hyatt, who received the
degree of A.M. for graduate work in
the Department of Biblical Litera-
tures last June and who is this year
studying at the Yale Divinity School,
has been awarded the Two Brothers
Fellowship, with a stipend of $1500,
for a year of Biblical study at the
American School of Oriental Research
Thi line uj years at the top margin designates the years in which reunions are held. The column oj figures
down the left margin designates the class year or year of graduation.
in Jerusalem. The acting director of
the school for next year will be Pro-
fessor Millar Burrows of the Brown
Faculty, who has received leave of ab-
sence to do this work.
The Two Brothers Fellowship was
established by Miss Caroline Hazard
of Peacedale, R. I., in memory of her
two brothers. Mr. Hyatt, wlio is a
graduate of Baylor University, was an
Edgar L. Marston Scholar in the
Graduate School in 1929-30.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
" TO HOLD COMMENCEMENTS IN "
Scene of Broivn^s 163rd Annual Ceremonies
France Lends Dr. Farmer
A N INNOVATION along Continental
■^^*- lines will be undertaken at
Brown next year under the arrange-
ment which brings Dr. A. J. Farmer
of the LIniversity of Grenoble here as
visiting professor of French in the De-
partment of Romance Languages for
one year. The campus will gain a col-
orful, scholarly figure in the arrival of
this Anglo-French man of letters. He
is well known to Americans for the
courses he gives in French literature
at the University of Grenoble sum-
In addition to courses in French
literature, Professor Farmer will also
give in English a course on Anglo-
French literary relations, which under
certain conditions will be open with-
out fee to the public. This plan, nov-
el in its application to Brown, is com-
mon practice in European imiversities
where the professors give certain pub-
lic lectures for all who care to attend.
English by birth but a naturalized
French citizen, Dr. Farmer served
with distinction on the West Front
from 191 5 to 1918. Wounded while
a member of the Royal Fusiliers, he
holds the following decorations: 1914-
igiS Star, Meritorious Service Med-
al, Allied War Medal, Brittish War
His degrees include those of Agrcge
and Dncteur es Lettres, while he has
also been awarded the degree which
France bestows on foreigners, Doc-
teur d'Vn'wersite, with honors. Aft-
er the war he was Faulkner Fellow at
the LTniversity of Manchester, later
instructor in the LTniversity of Tou-
louse, and since 1924 professor of
English Languages and Literature at
Grenoble. His degrees come from
those same universities.
His publications include: "Les
Oeuvres Francaises de Scevole de
Sainte-Marthe (1536-162,^)," "The
Aesthetic and Decadent Movement in
English Literature" (in French),
"Walter Pater as a Critic of English
Literature," "Choix de Versions Ang-
Dr. Farmer has been especially suc-
cessful in his public courses at Gren-
oble, and unusual interest is expected
to result over his experiment at
Brown. The subject for the open
course is a branch in which he is
deemed an authority. For students
officially enrolled there will be sup-
plimentary sessions. Details as to ad-
mission will be aiuiounced in Septem-
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A New University
Charter for a new college of prac-
tical arts and letters in Rhode Island
was granted by the State Legislture
and Governor Norman S. Case, '08,
late in April. The new institution is
to be named Roger Williams Uni-
versity. A pre-legal course and prob-
able law school is projected for the
fall by the six trustees, while the in-
corporators speak of a medical school
for the less immediate future. In
sponsoring the petition for the charter,
Representative Wilbur A. Scott said
there was an opportunity for another
university inasmuch as "Brown Uni-
versity has for some time been limit-
ing the size of its entering classes."
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Brown Alumni Monthly
Published at Brown University by ike
HENRY S. CHAFEE
ALFRED H. GURNEY
LOUIS B. PALMER
GERTRUDE ALLEN McCONNELL
JOHN W. HALEY
For the Brown Club
HENRY G. CLARK
For the Loyalty Fund
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second class matter.
\ FTER EDITING the BrowH Alumiii
■^^ Monthly uninterruptedly for 31
years, Henry Robinson Palmer can
turn back to Volume One, Number
One, and read with proud satisfac^
tion the first editorial statement he
wrote for that little 1 2-page pamphlet
"The purpose of the Monthly shall
be to bring the University and its
graduates into closer touch and sym-
pathy .... The Monthh will be in-
spired onl> by lo\alty to Hrown and
an affectionate regard for all her gra-
That simply worded profession
with its mighty implications is now
the accomplishment past. If those
who succeed Dr. Palmer and Profess-
or Currier can approach their new
trust with that same humble, unselfish
enthusiasm and see the magazine con-
tinue to grow in interest and useful-
ness, they will be more than happy.
The good wishes, spoken and written
by friends, have been a source of true
encouragement in these first days.
Constant counsel and suggestions will
be welcome at all times.
» » •
Mr. Palmer seldom uses the title
to which he is entitled, and yet it is
pertinent and timely to recall the cita-
tion of President Faunce in bestowing
the honorary degree of Litt. D. in
"Editor and author in pro.se and
verse, whose pen has ever been at the
service of goodness, truth and beauty,
whose songs have lightened our march
and made clearer the distant goal."
• » *
The following tribute from the
President's Office expresses the senti-
ments of a host of Brown men :
"It will seem strange not to have
the editorship of Henry R. Palmer
in the 'Brown Alumni Monthly,' but
the time inevitably comes when a
transfer of responsibility and of office
is made. Ever since the founding of
the 'Brown Alumni Monthly,' 'Bob'
Palmer, as some of us love to call
him, has been its presiding genius and
its guiding hand.
"To say that he has done a fine
piece of constructixe work is to use
language far within the bounds of
truth. He has brought to the paper
remarkable literary skill, craftsman-
ship of a high order, uncounted time
and labor, and utmost devotion to his
Alma Mater. He has rendered a
service for which there can be no ade-
"Surely he may content himself in
a measure by some realization of the
fact that he has endeared himself to
Brown men about the circle of the
globe. There is not one among us
all but wishes his Godspeed and ever
increasing achievement as he goes on
in the important work to which he has
given the strength and service of his
"Through the columns of the press
he will still continue to send forth his
messages of good will and of loyalt\'
to truth and to beauty."
Clarence A. Harbour.
From Victor A. Schwartz, presi-
dent of the Associated Alumni, also
comes a message which speaks for it-
"In February 1930 the delegates to
the Ad\isory Council Meeting were
electrified when Henry R. Palmer in
a fine comprehensive speech on the his-
tory of the Brown Alumni Monthly
offered to give the Monthly 'free and
untrammeled' to tiic Alumni Organi-
zation in May 193 1 to conduct hence-
forth as it should see fit.
"Mr. Palmer has rendered a lasting
service to Brown by the continuous
publication of the Alumni Monthly
over a period of thirty-one years, dur-
ing which time he has maintained a
constructive policy. This service has
not always been appreciated by some
of our Alumni, but when we looked
thoroughly and painstakingly into the
publication of other Alumni maga-
zines, it was found that Mr. Palmer
had been doing for years an outstand-
ing, high grade piece of work in con-
ducting our own Alumni Monthly on
such a high plane.
"Personally. I should like to here
record that 1 have enjoyed and ap-
preciated Mr. Palmer's prose and
\erse, and quickened to his sane re-
actions. We shall miss, more than we
know, his active participation ; but we
shall come to him, frequently I hope,
for friendly advice and counsel. His
\aledictory editorial in the May issue
has stirred and challenged us. When
he says 'May the Brown Alumni
Monthly, with clarity, discrimination
and force, record — and help to guide
— for generations to come Alma Ma-
ter's growth and progress,' he has
happily phrased his own philosophy of
handling the Monthly; and if to
'clarity, discrimination and force', we
add charm in his own writing, we
have a full picture of this worthy Son
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In 31 Years' Time
'Tpo APPRECI.ATE the changes that
-*■ the Brown Alumni Monthly
has witnessed and recorded since igot),
one has only to turn the pages of the
first issue or two of the magazine.
So many things whose existence we
now take for granted had not yet ap-
peared when the following news items
were written :
The first year of Dr. Faunce's ad-
ministration has been a period of gen-
The endowment drive for $i,000,
000 has been exceeded by $I00,000.
Most of the 1700 living alumni con-
tributed to the fund.
The old President's House has be-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
come unsuitable for a family since the
cable cars have turned College Hill
into a railway.
The new President's House is one
of two new buildings soon to be erect-
ed. Plans are being prepared for the
memorial gates and administration
building for the construction of which
$45,000 was bequeathed by the late
Augustus S. Van Wickle, '76.
The Board of Fellows has departed
from its custom of notifying those
persons upon whom it has voted to
confer honorary degrees at Com-
mencement and by requesting them to
be present and receive the degree in
The valuable library of John Nich-
olas Brown is to be perpetuated, and
and an endowment of $500,000 is pro-
vided for it.
Large results are expected from the
coming of Miss Aiuiie Crosby Emery
as Dean of the Women's College next
September. Probably no woman
could be found more thoroughly
adapted to this position.
Professor Lamont has resigned his
professorship of rhetoric and oratory
to become managing editor of the New
York Evening Post.
The private dormitory to be erect-
ed by Mr. A. C. Walworth of Bos-
ton will be placed at the corner of
Manning and Thayer streets.
When the old red fence now sur-
rounding Lincoln Field is removed, it
will be seen that what was once call-
ed "the back campus" is rapidly be-
coming a front campus.
The advisory and executive com-
mittee of the L^niversity Corporation
last December established the office of
Dean. Professor Upton has been ap-
pointed to the office.
Including the score of the bicycle
races, the leading teams at the New
England Intercollegiate Athletic
Meet were: Williams 33 2-3; Brown
The baseball team lost to Yale and
Wesleyan, but the college turned out
en masse, welcomed the players at the
station and formed an enthusiastic pa-
rade to escort them to the campus.
The team beat Princeton the next day.
It is not too much to say that this cor-
dial greeting after defeat marks the
evolution of a certain college provin-
ciality into something broader and bet-
John Hay, '58, United States Sec-
retary of State, is exercising a policy
of disinterested moderation towards
Phi Beta Kappa has voted to admit
In prospect Brown University's
163rd annual Commencement should
be one of its most interesting and in-
spiring. The speakers for the Alumni
Meeting have all reputations for say-
ing something and saying it well.
The appearance of Chief Justice
Hughes as presiding officer will give
hundreds of fellow alumni the chance
to felicitate him upon his 50th anniver-
sary. President Barbour will have
much to report on a particularly act-
ive year in the University's life.
Faunce House will give promise of
its future importance.
Promenade, reunion, procession,
baseball, reception — these are all,
however, mere incidents in the wel-
come Alma Mater gives her sons re-
turned. The delight and inspiration
in Commencement are always the
same and forever new.
The conferring of a "degree" upon
each alumnus who returns this year
for his reunion will be an interesting
experiment, and there is a double fit-
ness in the term selected as the
"grade" to be inscribed on the diplo-
mas. Translated it reads "Very Ix)y-
The Latin original of the phrase is
"Cultor Piissimus." The noun has
a happy dual implication, that of rev-
erencing as well as of fostering, ap-
propriate enough for the pilgrim who
* * *
Professor Walter Ballou Jacobs can
withdraw from his work as head of
the LTniversity Extension content in
the knowledge that the extraordinary
services of that department have been
almost entirely developed under his
guidance. He took it over when its
activities were haphazard and unim-
portant, and it now stands as one of
the most important educational func-
tions of the university and one of the
greatest educational opportunities for
The science of teaching also owes
him much, particularly for the devel-
opment of his ideas on "practice teach-
ing." It is gratifying to learn that he
is not to give up his lecturing.
The Dry Laws and Brown
Speaking "personally, not official-
ly," President Barbour declared on
May 13 that he believed a solution of
the dilemma of prohibition would be
found "in the sanity and wisdom of
those who are not at either extreme."
While agreeing that present condi-
tions are unsatisfactory, Dr. Barbour
thought it "futile to change the law
until some wise and warranted solu-
tion is in sight."
The President's comments were
evoked as the result of the Brown
Daily Herald's campaign to enlist the
student body at the L^niversity in the
Crusader Movement against prohibi-
tion. That drive was started with
statements from 25 of the most prom-
inent undergraduates at Brown and
followed by similar statements from
student leaders at Pembroke College,
all opposing the Eighteenth Amend-
The Herald recalled its poll of un-
dergraduates in 1930 when 81 per
cent, desired modification or repeal of
the Eighteenth Amendment. The un-
dergraduate dally also announced that
the national convention of the Crus-
aders would be held at Brown next
Dr. Barbour's comment is quoted
in part :
"The list of students whose opin-
ions are quoted contains the names of
students who are rightly and highly
respected on the Brown campus.
They certainly have a right to their
"One charged with the responsibil-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
ity which is laid upon me is quite as
likely as are others to have deeply at
heart the interest of the youth of this
country. I am no better satisfied with
present conditions as to law observ-
ance than are others, and I regard the
question as to the right method of
dealing with the liquor problems as
far from settled. Nothing is to be
gained by the abuse of those who dif-
fer from our point of view.
"Would it not be well to put the
emphasis upon the observance rather
than upon the enforcement of law?
Prof. Jacobs Will Retire
np EACHER OF TEACHERS for nearly
■*■ 40 years, Professor Walter Bal-
lon Jacobs, '82, will retire this month
from his work at Brown University.
At the same time he will give up his
post of Director of University Exten-
sion, whose growth he has guided
throughout the quarter-century of its
real activity. He will continue to lec-
ture in New England, however, as he
has been doing in recent years with
The Brown Alumni Monthly has
a particular interest in Professor Jac-
obs in that he was prominently associ-
ated with its foundation. At a meet-
ing of class secretaries — perhaps the
first — called by President Faunce, he
was one of three men charged with
arranging for an alumni publication.
In this he served with Dean Winslow
Upton, '75, and Robert P. Brown,
When Professor Jacobs was asked
to reorganize the work of University
Extension, that department's activi-
ties had been spasmodic. In the first
year, however, four courses (in Eng-
lish literature, German, French and
history) attracted 534 auditors. Now
after 25 years the courses number
nearly 60 each year, and the enroll-
ment has been as high as 3400. An
award of hour credits for work in ex-
tension has resulted in the issuing of
more than 150 semester certificates,
representing 15 credit hours each.
The field of interests has been varied,
the instruction qualified and inspiring,
and the subjects not without timeli-
ness as well as scholarship. Original-
ly designed for teachers, the courses
now have a wide appeal to all laymen.
Professor Jacobs has been an en-
thusiastic teacher himself in connec-
tion with his administrative work, and
since retiring years ago as director of
the School of Education has had more
time for lecturing. Last fall his se-
ries of lectures on Applied Social Psy-
cliology given at the State House in
Boston under the Massachusetts State
Extension attracted 400 auditors, a
record number. He celebrated his
70th birthday on May 5.
Although Professor Jacobs became
an important figure in national educa-
tional circles and was a pioneer in rec-
ommending and instituting the phase
of pedagog}" known as "practice teach-
ing," he had not intended to teach
when he left Brown University with
his degree in 1882. He went to the
Union Theological Seminary in New
York for a year but decided he would
be happier as a teacher than as a
preacher. He returned to Rhode Is-
land to join the staff of the classical
department of the Providence High
School under Dr. William T. Peck,
'70. He had prepared for Brown at
this same school, having been born in
Professor Jacob's first theories on
practice teaching have been modified
to some extent since they were first
formed, but the fundamentals have
remained according to his first
thoughts. They provide for graduate
students instructing and controlling a
class under actual schoolroom condi-
tions for a long period. This work is
done under experienced supervision in
correlation with the teacher's univer-
sity study, and the students' benefit is
highly regarded. The plan has been
highly successful in Providence and in
adaptation elsewhere. Indeed, Pro-
fessor Jacobs wrote a few years ago in
"School and Science" that the student
teacher is often superior to the regu-
lar because "he has more time for
preparation and individual work with
pupils and frequently more enthusi-
Nor has all of his influence been
We are face to face with an urgent
and colossal problem involving the
welfare of every citizen of the coun-
try. This is certainly no matter to
be decided by mob psychology. The
solution is not in sight at this present
time, but it will come."
from the lecture platform or in the
classroom. He played an important
part in the passage of the Strayer-Sis-
son bill which reorganized the Provi-
dence School system. Last winter he
was elected secretary emeritus of the
New England Association of Col-
leges and Secondary Schools, having
served as secretary for 20 years. The
association gave him a handsome sil-
ver loving bowl in 1925.
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Two 1911 Men
Two "B's" who had sat side by side
in class and chapel through their un-
dergraduate days received their diplo-
mas 20 years ago this June. Married
about the same time, they each have
had families of seven children, did
Wendell S. Brown of Edgwood, R. I.
nd Henry M. Burke of Wappingers
"It is our 20th anniversary this
year," writes Mr. Brown. "As my
running mate and I agreed with each
other to send you a photo of future
Brown material, here is my part of
the bargain." The snapshot taken
aboard a catboat shows a sturdy crew
of five boys and two girls, none with-
out an honest smile.
After the Earthquake
Dr. Gordon D. Hale's work dur-
ing the hours that followed the earth-
quake in Managua, Nicaragua, the
first week in April still stands out viv-
idly in our minds. One of five Ameri-
can surgeons from the Navy and the
Army engineers on duty, Hale, we
are told, operated for fifteen hours
steadily on the stream of wounded
natives that poured into the hospital
tents. The task was carried on under
the most adverse conditions imagin-
able because the tremors continued as
Hale and his fellow surgeons worked.
All of us are proud of him for such
duty ably done. His class is 1899.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Dr. Peck Retires After Fifty Years
rip HE TEACHER who has sent more
■*■ men to Brown than an\' other is
retiring this June, and the news now
comes that another alumnus of the
University is destined to succeed Wil^
liam T. Peck, '70, as principal of
Providence Classical High School.
The formal appointment of Charles
E. Paine, '98, was expected before the
end of May as the result of his nom-
It has been estimated that consider-
ably more than lOOO students prepar-
ed for Brown under Dr. Peck, and it
is as likely that no other group came
so well prepared. Classical High
alumni have been notable for winning
the majority of entrance premiums
year after year. When Dr. Peck en-
tered Brown nearly 65 years ago, he
won prizes in Latin, Greek and later
in mathematics, and his pupils have
made a habit of the same procedure.
He retires from teaching after 50
years in charge of Classical High and
the department which preceded it at
Providence High School. He will de-
vote himself to his editorial work on
classical subjects which he has hither-
to carried on chiefly during his sum-
mers on a Maine farm.
Dr. Peck's classmates in 1870 in-
cluded : E. Benjamin Andrews, Dr.
William Ashman, the Chinese mis-
sionary, Professor Alonzo Williams,
Professor Emeritus Wilfred H. Mun-
ro, and I. Nelson Ford, the New
York Tribune London correspondent,
biographer and literary executor of
Roosevelt. He was a member of
Gamma Nu, aiding it to become a
chapter of Delta L'psilon in 1868.
After graduation with high honors
he became principal of Warren High
School, then went abroad for study at
the University of Leipsic under
George Curtius, and Brockhand and
at the University of Berlin under
Mommsen, Haupt, and Ernest Cur-
tius. Nine months of the two years
in Europe he spent in travel, much of
it on foot. Naturally he lingered in
Athens, Naples and Rome. He has
been teaching since 1875, becoming
principal of the Providence High
Coiirli'sy Froz'idc-tirt- Journal
MORE THAxN ANY OTHER MAN
William T. Peck, 'TO, Trustee and Retiring Principal, prepared 1000 students for Brown
School's classical department in 1881.
Rhode Island State College honor-
ed him with the degree of E. D. last
June, while the General Assembly of
the State has felicitated him on his
long service. He had earned an Sc.
D. from Brown in 1894 in addition
to his bachelor's and master's degree.
Dr. Peck's family has had many
Brown affiliations. His two broth-
ers were graduates: Dr. George B.
Peck, a physician who served in the
Civil War, and John B. Peck, a naval
officer. His son, William Burgess
Peck, was a member of the class of
1897, and his daughter, Georgia
Smith Peck, was a graduate in 1906.
Mr. Paine, who will probably suc-
ceed Dr. Peck at Classical, has served
under him for 28 years as teacher and
five as vice-principal. A native of
Providence, he studied first at Har-
vard, transferring for his last two
years at Brown. After serving
as vice-principal of the Lakewood
(N. J.) High School, he returned to
Brown for his A. M. in 1902. He al-
so had an important post at Wilbra-
hani Academy near Springfield, Mass.
for a short time.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
To All Brown Men:
On June 15, 1931 the record of
another year in the history of Brown
will have been written. It has been
a significant year in many respects, a
year of some things done, and of many
things planned for the life and work
of our Alma Mater.
Nothing could encourage us more
than to have you indicate that you
want to know more about it all in an
intimate way. Nothing is closer to
our hearts than to have the eager in-
terest of our alumni, and their assur-
ance of appreciation and support of
what Brown is doing and must in-
creasingly do in the educational
On my own behalf, and on behalf
of all of us on the Hill, I cordially in-
vite you to return to Brown for your
class gatherings and for the Com-
mencement time. The program will
be unusually attractive. We are mak-
ing greater efforts than ever before to
magnify the importance of the class
reunions. Even at a real sacrifice,
please help by your presence to make
this the very best Commencement that
Brown has ever known.
The days are June 13-15. Why
not mark them noiv in your book of
appouitments, and definitely plan to
Very sincerely yours,
Clarence A. Barbour.
<K » •
The graduating class will have no
monopoly on sheepskins this year.
Every alumnus back in Providence for
Commencement will be eligible for
designation as "cultor piissimus" and
for a diploma in token of that recog-
nition. The custom is proposed as a
further incentive for the June pilgrim-
age of "very loyal supporters" of
Brown, especially those of the reunion
Copies of the sheepskin have been
mailed to members of those classes,
and "candidates for the degree" are
advised to notify their representative
class secretaries that they intend to re-
turn. When the diplomas are endors-
ed and signed (the Alumni Office will
see to this detail), they will be distri-
buted at the Alumni Luncheon.
A translation of the Latin text
which sheepskin will bear is as fol-
"Alma Mater, Brunonia to the
Alumni gathered at Providence on the
festal day, Greeting!
"Be it known that we bestow our
blessing upon our alumnus, John So-
and-So, who is mindful not only of
the wisdom but also of the merriment
of college life, returned to the State
of Rhode Island out of devotion and
for pleasure, and admitted to the
grade. Very Loyal Supporter.
"In behalf of Alma Mater, I, the
President, have written my name be-
low, on the 15th day of June, 1931-"
* * *
Professor Frederick J. E. Wood-
bridge, former dean of graduate fac-
ulties at Columbia University, will be
the speaker at the Convocation this
June when advanced degrees are
awarded to graduate students. The
exercises will be held in Sayles Hall
Saturday afternoon, June 13, at 3:30.
Professor Woodbridge, one of the
foremost American philosophers, will
speak on "The Tower of Babel."
A graduate of three institutions —
Amherst, the Union Theological Sem-
inary, and the University of Berlin —
Professor Woodbridge has been teach-
ing philosophy since 1894 when he be-
gan as an instructor in the University
of Minnesota. Coming East to Col-
umbia in 1902, he became Johnsonian
professor there in two years' time, a
post he still holds. He was also for
Professor is the author of a number
of books, one of the most recent hav-
ing been "The Son of Apollo," while
his work on Hobbes is considered one
of the standard ones on that philoso-
pher. Among his honors are doctor-
ates from Amherst, the University of
Colorado, Queen's University, (he
was Canadian born), Dartmouth and
The Appleton Club
The fifth annual dinner of the John
Howard Appleton Club will be held
at the Wannamoisett Country Club
on Class Day evening, Friday, June
12, at 6:30 o'clock.
After the dinner there will be a
short program of speaking and the
meeting will adjourn in ample time
for those present to return to the
campus for the evening festivities.
The committee hopes that many for-
mer chemistry students will avail
themselves of this opportunity to re-
new old acquaintances. All who plan
to be present are asked to notify Pro-
fessor Robert F. Chambers, chairman.
Department of Chemistry at the Uni-
* * *
President Barbour will make the
baccalaureate address at Worcester
Academy on June 7. Dr. Barbour,
who is a trustee of the academy, will
speak primarily to the 94 Seniors who
are members of the graduating class
at Worcester. The Commencement
will be the 97th in the academy's his-
Praise for Dr. Barbour
In the Rhode Island Letter, pub-
lished in The Baptist for April 11,
1 93 1, these words were written about
President Barbour by the Rev. Dr.
Clarence M. Gallup '96:
"No college president more gra-
cious, tolerant, or beloved, while at
the same time firm in his convictions
and loyal to the constituency, can be
found today than President Barbour,
who is at the helm at Brown. As the
late President Faunce had a marvel-
ous hold upon the alumni by his pow-
ers of presentation and persuasion, so
President Barbour is gaining a simil-
ar hold by his magnetic friendliness
and perspicuous common sense; and,
of course, he always was popular with
Baptists. His initial reception by the
Associated Alumni was a marvel of
congeniality and acclaim. He fulfils
well the definition of an educated man
by Professor Everett Dean Martin of
New York: 'A sincere and sensitive
gentleman facing life and its require-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
A Radeke Memorial
President Clarence A. Barbour and
Theodore Francis Green, '87, were
eulogists of Mrs. Gustav Radeke
when the Rhode Island School of De-
sign held exercises in memory of its
late president on May 12. President
Barbour paid tribute not only to her
but to the "notable family of which
she is a part" and pointed to memori-
als of the "wise beneficence" of the
Metcalfs at the School of Design, the
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Uni-
versity and elsewhere.
Mr. Greene, who is acting presi-
dent of the School of Design, presided
over the exercises. In introducing
President Barbour, he said, "The
School of Design has grown up in the
Sock and Buskin's "Tom"
ductions have aroused as much inter-
est as the alumni presentation of "Un-
cle Tom's Cabin," the first revival in
America of this famous slave-play.
For five nights the players turned peo-
ple away at the door of Rockefeller
Hall, and the piece could have run
another week without satisfying the
"B. K. H.", dramatic critic of the
Providence Journal, called the show
a "riotous success." He praised Di-
rector Rufus C. Fuller, Jr., '19, for
allowing no burlesque. He missed
Browne Goodwin, Nelson B. Jones,
Jr., Theodore L. Sweet, Harry Col-
ony, John W. Haley, and "slaves,
traders, citizens, chorus."
The advance publicity made much
of the fact that last winter "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" had been withdrawn
from performances for the first time
since before the Civil War. Until
then there had been a Tom Show
placing somewhere in the country.
In that connection an interesting let-
ter was addressed to the Alumni
Monthly by Arthur T. Belknap, '93,
the bloodhounds, but he thought the dean of instruction at Pennsylvania
ice a triumph. "We burst into a State Teachers College.
united cheer, in all truth, when poor Apropos of the reported "revival"
shadow of Brown University. They hounded Eliza, clutching her over- ^f Uncle Tom's Cabin at Brown you
have not only been neighbors, but, as
does not always follow, they have been
friends. In recent years they have
been co-workers, as the result of an
agreement composed by Mrs. Radeke,
who was actively connected with both
institutions. I sincerely trust this co-
operation may be broadened and deep-
ened as the years pass, to their mutual
Mrs. Radeke was the sister of Ste-
phen O. Metcalf, '78, Senator Jesse
H. Metcalf, honorary '21, and the
late Manton B. Metcalf, 84.
Few recent Sock and Buskin pro-
stuffed baby, leaped upon its precari-
ous bosom and went teetering to safe
haven over the river."
Surely something will be done
about slavery after such a revelation
of "life among the lowly."
The cast included : Rufus C. Ful-
ler, Jr., Esther Brintzenhoff, Russell
W. Richmond, Robert W. Cornell,
Ben W. Brown, Leslie T. Chase,
Gerald L. Bromstein, Charles K.
Baker, Jr., Eugene O. Swayne, Jos-
eph E. Cadden, Vera S. Arnold, Al-
ice W. Bliss, Mary L. Chase, J. Rob-
ert Bergh, Dorothy Hackney, Hazel
Zeta Psi Convention
The Zeta Psi Fraternity of North
America will hold its 84th annual
convention at Watch Hill, Rhode Is-
land, June 25, 26 and 27, with head-
quarters at the Ocean House. The
Zeta Psi Association of Rhode Island,
composed largely of elders of the Ep-
silon Chapter at Brown, will be host
to the gathering.
The program outlined by the con-
vention committee indicates that full
advantages will be taken of the varied
recreational opportunities in and near
Watch Hill. Golf and tennis tour-
naments and swimming races have
been arranged, sailboats will be avail-
able at the harbor and ample thought
has been given to outdoor sports for
ladies. An old-fashioned Rhode Is-
land clambake is on the schedule for
the particular benefit of members of
the fraternity from inland.
The committee in charge of the
convention, which is the first to be
held under the auspices of Epsilon
Zetes in 34 years, is headed by New-
ton P. Hutchison, Brown '05, chair-
man ; Wright D. Heydon, Brown '11,
chairman of the Board of Trustees
convention committee, and James Ira
Shepard, Brown '14, President of the
Zeti Psi Association of Rhode Island.
Two graduate students from other
colleges will continue their work in
mathematics at Brown next year by
reason of fellowships recently given
them. Miss Margaret Gurney will
come to Brown as the Joshua Lippin-
cott Fellow from Swarthmore, and
Earle L. Morawski will carry on his
mathematical studies as a special fel-
low from Dartmouth.
may be interested in the following
quotation just received from Mr.
Marc Waggener, city editor of the
Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, In-
diana, and the clipping from the cur-
rent number of Billboard :
"Have delayed in answering the
question regarding the Uncle Tom
Shows to secure more information
which is now available and is enclos-
ed. The man to whom you referred
was Clarence Jackson, a native of
Franklin, who has been on the road
for 41 years, most of the time with
Uncle Tom and playing the part of
Simon Legree. He left this week to
play a part in a stock company which
is going into Iowa and Wisconsin.
"He assures me that there will be
several of the smaller L^ncle Tom
shows on the road this year but that
the larger shows will not go out until
next year due to financial conditions.
A majority of the Tom shows are
playing in tents and the cost for the
larger shows was said to be too high
to warrant their appearance this
I had known of Mr. Jackson's
work and doubted very much if the
smaller companies had ever given up
the perennially popular play.
Profes.sor Alphonso De Salvio of
the Department of Romance Lan-
guages supervised the play, "Addio
Giovinezza," which was given by the
Italian Club of the University in
Rockefeller Hall on May 5 and 6.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Brown Interests in Various Fields
Following a strenuous two-year
competition which ended recently,
Manlius M. Perret, Jr., 1932, has
been chosen to act as President-ALin-
ager of the Brown Musical Clubs for
the 1931-32 season. Taylor R. Phil-
lips, 1932, of Pawtucket was named
Secretary-Treasurer, while W. A.
Miller and W. G. Kapp, both of
1933, were elected Assistant ALinag-
ers. These men, who will run the
clubs next year, assumed office imme-
diately after the annual Junior Week
concert and dance held May 9.
Perret, whose home is in Marshall,
Mich., is on the Circulation Board of
the Brown Jug, has recently been
chosen News Editor of the Daily Her-
ald, and has been active in the clubs
throughout his college career. Phil-
lips, who has been Assistant Manager,
has served on the business board of
the Jug and has been prominent in
non-athletic activities on the campus.
Both men belong to Delta Phi.
* * #
Sophomore Receives Aivard
Simon J. Copans, 1933, has been
named as the recipient of one of the
eight scholarships awarded each year
by the New York Committee on For-
eign Study and Travel. The award
carries a cash stipend of $1000., and
will enable the winner to spend next
year in studying abroad. Under the
rules, he must return to Brown for
his senior year, receiving full credit
for his courses taken in Europe.
The seventy-third volume of the
Liber Brunensis was published on
May 8, setting a record for early edi-
tions as far as the past few years go.^
The 1931 Liber Board, with Joseph
A. O'Neil as Editor and W. Elliot
Schulz as Business Manager, has done
its work creditably.
The 193 1 Liber has been dedicated
to Dr. Samuel T. Arnold, who, in
this first year as Dean, has become
very popular with the students. Pro-
fessor George W. Benedict has writ-
ten an excellent tribute to the late
The Liber has retained the personal
By LOUIS B. PALMER
and fraternity features of the past,
but individual personal write-ups
have been dropped by the unanimous
approval of the Class. In their place
appears each Senior's permanent ad-
dress, fraternity, departmental major,
and activities. The resumes of the
athletic seasons are presented by the
respective managers. More space
than ever before has been given to In-
tramural Athletics because of their in-
creasing importance in student life.
The Special Features Section contains
the class history, caricatures of mem-
bers of the Administration and Fac-
ulty, and humorous treatment of
present-da\' campus interests.
Many alumni and Brown clubs
have found the Liber of use in inter-
esting prospective college students in
Brown. The editors have provided
for a limited number of alumni sub-
scriptions this year.
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Films for the Future
Motion pictures of the Commence-
ment activities of the graduating class
will be taken this year as the result of
arrangements made by Clinton N.
Williams, with the approval of his
class officers. The seniors want the
films to show at reunions in the fu-
They credit the class of 1901 with
having given them the idea. That
group recorded its 25th reunion in
1926 and will show those movies to
those back this June.
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New Jug Board
Edward J. Mulligan, 1932, was
elected editor-in-chief of the Brown
Jug for the coming year, and Henry
W. Palmer, Jr., 1932, of Milton,
Mass. was made Business Manager
at a meeting of the combined boards
of that publication held May 11. At
the same time all positions in the bus-
iness and literary departments were
filled with the exception of the Liter-
ary Editor, who will be picked later.
Besides Mulligan and Palmer, the
men who will get out the magazine
next year were the following: M.
Malcolm Pearson, 1932, of Derby,
Conn., Advertising Manager; Alonzo
N. Foster, 1932, of Uniontown, Pa.,
Circulation Manager; and A. Albert
Bartigan, 1932, of Providence, Art
Editor. Other men who were added
to the present Jug boards at the same
meeting included M. A. Cancelliere,
Philosophy's Full Corps
Dr. Arthur Edward Murphy, at
present associate professor of philoso-
phy at the University of Chicago, will
come to Brown LTniversity next Sep-
tember as professor of philosophy, the
vice president's office has announced.
He is considered one of the outstand-
ing young men in his field in the
Dr. Murphy did his luidergradu-
ate and graduate work at the LTni-
versity of California, where he studied
under Professor C. P. Adams and
Professor J. Loewenberg. He trav-
elled for some time in Europe, where
he was a student under the famous
Kemp Smith and A. E. Taylor in Ed-
inburgh and in Paris under the phil-
osophers Brunschvicg and IMeyerson.
On his return to the United States
he became an assistant professor of
philosophy at the University of Chi-
cago in 1929.
Dr. Murphy has written for The
Philosophical Review, the ]\Ionist,
the Journal of Philosophy and for
other periodicals of similar nature.
He is at present revising the manu-
script of his first book which will be
published next fall, according to pres-
Dr. Murphy's coming to Brown
will make the department of philos-
ophv stronger numerically than it
ever has been. His advent will give
the department three members with
the rank of full professor namely. Dr.
C. J. Ducasse, Dr. Ralph :\I. Blake
and Dr. Murphy.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
1932; C. L. Jones, 1932; D. L. De
Neyse, 1933; D. E. Gillette, 1933;
and A. E. Schleifer, 1934.
The annual banquet of the Jug was
held on May 22 at the Narragansett
Hotel. Edward H. Gauthier, 1932,
retiring Editor-in-Chief, acted as
toastmaster, with various members of
the incoming and retiring boards con-
tributing brief talks.
Opera House Passes
The Providence Opera House,
where generations of Brown men have
seen the great and near great of the
stage, is rapidly crumbling as the
wreckers assault it. Glory marked its
last hours, however, when smartest
Providence thronged to see the testi-
monial performance given to Col. Fe-
lix R. Wendelschaefer. Judge Ira
Lloyd Letts, '13, was spokesman for
the audience in addressing Col. Wen-
delschaefer, just before the last fly was
* * *
Raymond H. Chace and Murray J.
Caito, both of Providence, have been
chosen to lead the 1934 tennis and
baseball teams. Both men have been
consistent performers, Caito being the
regular shortstop and leading batter
on the nine, while Chace plays num-
ber one on the tennis team.
The Brown Club of Providence
has sent a check for $100 to the
Brown Debating Union in apprecia-
tion of its excellent work. The gift
also is intended to be of assistance to
the Union should any financial emer-
gency arise in the near future.
John B. Rae, brilliant Junior de-
bater, and winner of the Hicks Prize
for two years, has been chosen Secre-
tary-General of the Model League of
Nations Assembly. The next meet-
ing of the League will be held at
Brown on March 4 and 5, 1932.
The tfniversity has completed the
construction of two horseshoe pits
in the lot behind Brunonia Hall, and
it is planned to use them for staging]
matches in the Inter-Fraternity and
J. S. Colburn, 1934, C. B. Gor-
don, 1934 and J. A. Doran, Jr.,
1933, will represent Brown in the an-
nual Collegiate Regatta on Skaneatles
Lake, N. Y., on June 20. Doran en-
tered his outboard motor boat last
year, and came away with first prize
in Class B. The regatta is being
sponsored by College Humor.
The Neiu Quarterly
The long-promised literary maga-
zine, heretofore produced (spasmodic-
ally) quarterly, finally made its ap-
pearance on the campus, May 6,
bearing the name "The Quarterly
Quiz." Particularly worthy of men-
tion is a story by Frank Merchant,
entitled "Hell," while a poem by
Winfield Scott, in which novel gra-
dations in printing, broken lines, and
parenthetical expressions really put in
parentheses are introduced, is indeed
interesting. To quote the reviewer :
"All in all, the first number is char-
acterized by unusually careful work-
manship ; in attention to technique,
it shows a maturity which will give it
a place in any collegiate company.
What it lacks, perhaps, is a bit of
sprightliness .... yet . . it must be^
regarded, from whatever standpoint,
as more than an admirable begin-
Five veteran writers at Brown,
^Vinfield Scott, Frank Merchant,
Joseph Cadden, George Troy, and
Wade Vliet, and one newcomer, J.
H. Wildman, contributed articles
and attended to the various details in-
cidental to publishing the magazine.
* * *
The editor has asked us to be brief
in our resume of the results of sport-
ing events this month, and we shall
acquiesce gladly. Being an ardent
Brown rooter, we naturally hate to
see the Bear teams defeated, and as
the majority of the contests have been
lost, we find it difficult to be very jub-
ilant. Furthermore, several games
have had to be postponed due to rain
and cold weather, so we will run over
the scores since the last Issue, includ-
ing contests played May 16.
Of all the teams, both 'varsity and
freshman, the 1934 track and baseball
teams have made the best records.
The yearling tracksters, undefeated in
five indoor meets last winter, have
continued their winning ways, and are
still undefeated. In addition to the
winter victories, the cubs boast out-
door wins over Moses Brown, R. I.
State 1934, Holy Cross 1934 and
Univ. of New Hampshire 1934. The
baseball team, aided in no small part
by excellent pitching by Bert Hum-
phries, has won six of its first eight
games. The 1934 lacrosse team, com-
posed of green men, has won three of
its four contests, its latest conquest be-
ing over Harvard 1934, 4-2.
After fine starts, all three major
sports teams hit losing streaks. Of
eleven games played through May 16,
the baseball nine won only four, los-
ing, among others, to Harvard, Prov-
idence College, Holy Cross (twice)
and Tufts. Weakness in the field
has proved very costly in several en-
counters. The lacrosse team, after
winning four straight games, has lost
to Navy, Harvard and Stevens, all
good teams, while the track team has
beaten only R. I. State, losing to
Univ. of New Hampshire, Dartmouth
and Columbia and Colgate. The ten-
nis squad has broken even in eight
matches, while the University golfers
have won but three of their encount-
Truly not a particularly inspiring
record, but in all fairness to the
teams it must be said that several of
the contests have been lost by very
narrow margins, while the injuries to
Art Sondheim which prevented him
from pitching for three weeks, have
kept the baseball team from winning
more of its games. ^Vith a little more
cooperation, quicker thinking, and a
few more breaks, the teams should be
able to win the majority of their re-
* *- *
"Smoke" and "Gas"
Hardly a week after the idea of
publication hit the four editors of
"Smoke," they had in hand Volume
One, Number One of that magazine
of poetry and occasional prose. While
this monthly is an independent maga-
zine, it has Brown LTniversity affilia-
tions in that two of the editors are
seniors, a third is a young alumnus,
and the fourth is a member of the fac-
ultv. Thev are Winfield T. Scott,
'31, R. Wade Vliet, '32, W. H. Ger-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
NEW BROWN RECORD HOLDERS
Thomas F. Gilbane, '33, fabovc) set new record for the
shot put with 47 feet. Later he became N. E. Inter-
collegiate champion in the event.
Bernie Buonanno (.upper right) set a new Brown out-
door record for the Pole Vault of 12 feet 3 inches, while
placing in the N. E. Intercollegiates.
George Troy, '31, Oower right) — also in the N. E. Inter-
collegiates — won the hundred, equalling the Brown
record of 10 seconds. He also tied his own record of
21% in the 220. Brown was third in the meet.
ry, '29, and Professor S. Foster Da-
"Smoke" appeared, limited to lOO
copies in its first edition, with con-
tributions by its editors. Set up with
borrowed type, printed by its spon-
sors in the wee hours of the morning,
and bound by them, it is their own
product every bit of the way from
writing to circulation. Contributions
from outside sources are e.xpected for
subsequent issues, the next of which
will appear after a month's interval
when the weary editors have caught
up on their last month's sleep.
About the third publication in the
Spring burst, very little can be learn-
ed. Its merits have become legendary,
but the whereabouts of the four copies
are unknown. It is called "Gas (and
B. a. A. Banquet
On May 6th the Brown Christian
Association held its annual banquet at
the Narragansett Hotel, bringing to
a conclusion one of the most success-
ful campaigns ever conducted by that
organization. The dinner, at which
Harold B. Tanner, 1909, acted as
toastmaster, is given each year to the
Seniors and to the officers who will
serve the following year. President
Clarence A. Barbour was the chief
speaker of the evening, while K.
Anderson, Executive Secretary, and
Herbert B. Johnson, 1932, Treasur-
er reported on the various activities in
which the Association engaged during
the past year.
The senior cabinet for next year
is made up of the following: M. M.
Pearson, William Resko, S. E. Edger-
ly, C. C. Tillinghast, Jr., R. S. M.
Emrich, D. H. Scott, A. A. Law-
rence, W. B. Parker, M. M. Alper,
Norman Pierce, D. B. Fanning, R.
M. Millard, Y. A. King, Jr., A. M.
Burgess, Jr., R. W. Wolfe, R. A.
Holman, and Arnold Tulp.
Professor James A. Hall of the Di-
vision of Engineering was secretary of
the committee which arranged the
testimonial dinner for John R. Free-
man '04, honorary, noted engineer, ai
the Providence Biltmore on April 21.
Professor Leighton T. Bohl served
with Professor Hall.
Dr. Charles K. Trueblood, in
structor in psychology, read a paper,
"The Behavior of White Rats in a
Rotated Tunnel Maze, " at the spring
meeting of the New York Branch,
American Psychological Association,
held at Columbia on April 18. Al
this meeting, by special invitation, mo-
tion pictures of the development oi
human behavior that have been made
in the Brown psycholog\' laboratory
were shown by James D. Coronios oi
the Department of Psycholog>'. Pro-
fessor Leonard Carmichael, head oi
the department, introduced it, with a
word of thanks to Professor Harold
Schlosberg for his work in the tech-
nical details of producing the film.
Professor A. F. Hinrichs of the De-
partment of Economics discussed the
case of Russia in company with Pro-
fessor W. E. Ekblaw of Clark Uni-
versity at the meeting of the Hartford,
Conn., Branch of the Foreign Policy
Association, which took place at the
Town and Country Club, Hartford,
on April 24.
Professor Walter H. Snell of the
Department of Botany will read a
paper on the physiology of plant-de-
stroying fungi at a conference of
Rhode Island and Connecticut inves-
tigators in the chemistry and physiolo-
gy of plants to be held under the joint
auspices of Yale and the Connecticut
Agricultural Experiment Station,
New Haven, on June 5 and 6.
Professor Leland M. Goodrich oi
the Department of Social and Politi-
cal Science was the speaker at the
April meeting of the Pine Tree State
Club of Rhode Island, held at the
Church of the Mediator, Providence.
Profes.sor Goodrich is a native of
Maine and a graduate of Bowdoin
BROWP/ ALUMNI MONTHLY
An Active Term for the Brown Clubs
FOLLOVVIXG THE precedent set a
year ago, there will be a short
business meeting of the Associated
Alumni right after the alumni meet-
ing in Sayles Hall on Commencement
Day afternoon. All alumni, ipso fac-
to, are members of the association, and
Chief Justice Hughes, chairman of the
day, will ask them to remain for the
President Victor A. Schwartz '07,
under whose direction the Associated
Alumni has made real progress in the
past two years, will preside. E. K.
Aldrich, Jr., '02, will present his re-
port as treasurer, and Henry S. Cha-
fee '09, managing director of the
Alumni Monthly, will tell briefly of
the present status of the Monthly, is-
sued for the first time this month as
the official publication of the Associat-
President Schwartz also expects to
introduce the new president, who will
assume office on July i to serve for
the next two years.
« * •
Of all the weekly luncheons of the
Brown Club in New York at the Ho-
tel Wentworth during the past year,
none has been of greater interest than
the one at which George M. Cohan,
playright, producer, and native of
Providence, spoke on April 23. A. E.
Thomas '94, also a playright and one
of this country's outstanding writers
of high comedy, introduced Mr. Co-
han; and the combination was a win-
ner from start to finish.
The luncheons have become a per-
manent feature of Brown life in New
York. Every Thursday new Brown
men join in them. The list has been
increasing ever since President Den-
nis F. O'Brien '98 began the series
last fall. Any Brown man is wel-
come. And every Brown man has the
privilege each Thursday of getting
hold of one or more of his friends to
sit in with a friendly and lively crowd.
The club added another point to
its credit as an up-and-doing group
when it was host to the annual con-
cert and dance of the Brown Musical
Clubs at the Ritz Carlton on April
4. The affair brought out the larg-
est attendance on record. The clubs
presented a well-balanced program
and the soloist, John E. Flemming,
Jr., '33, was in fine voice.
At the end of the program by the
clubs, Don Ball '27, announcer for
\VABC and himself an old club en-
tertainer, gave an amusing monologue
on the trials and tribulations of a
radio announcer. Don did not over-
look the opportunity to tell his appre-
ciative audience of the many good
things that the New York Club was
doing and of its steady growth. Then
he led the alumni and the Glee Club
in a medley of Brown songs.
The patronnesses were: I\Liies.
Harold O. Barker, Paul H. Burns,
Walter R. Bullock, W. Randolph
Burgess, Everett Colby, Charles Bates
Dana, Harvey N. Davis, Gerald Don-
ovan, Arthur F. Driscoll, Wayne \i.
Faunce, Joseph H. Farnham, Alex-
ander Graham, Jeffrey S. Granger,
Jeremiah Holmes, Colgate Hoyt, Les-
ter E. Dodge, Charles E. Hughes, Jr.,
Herbert B. Keen, James M. Kent,
Charles D. Millard, Hunter S. Mar-
ston, Hugh W. Mac Nair, Dennis F.
O'Brien, Samuel H. Ordway, John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., Frank E. Smith,
Charles C. Tillinghast, T. Elliott
Tolson, William E. Winchester,
W. W. Wyckoff, Watson Wyckoff,
Owen D. Young.
The first visit of President Barboiu'
to Pittsburgh since his inauguration
took place on Thursday, April 9, and
the response of the alumni, due to the
efforts of President Robert A. Marble
'06, Secretary E. W. Hill '15 and
Leon F. Payne '07, was hearty. Dur-
ing the day President Barbour spoke
at Shady Side Academy and at the
Edgewood High School ; and in the
evening at the dinner in his honor at
the LTniversity Club he gave the story
of Brown to willing and interested
auditors. The alumni included R. O.
Hughes '00, W. L King '02, W.
Lewis Roberts '03, Dr. Judson A.
Crane '05, John O. Cheslev 'n, H.
Elliott Foote '14, L. F. P. Curry '18,
W. T. Brightman, Jr., '21, Ivan
Half '24, Frank O. Hough '24, Gor-
don Ritchie Jr., '24, and Messrs.
Marble, Hill and Payne. There were
also present Charles B. Stanton and J.
Merrill Wright, both of whom have
sons at Brown, and three prospective
stvidents, one of whom was Leon ^L
Payne, a Senior at Edgewood High
President Barbour has come and
gone, but the messages he left in the
foothills of the Rockies will live long
in the minds and hearts of the people
fortunate enough to have heard him.
"It was the finest address we have had
since I have been in school," said Glen
Johnson, president of the student as-
sociation at East High School, after
Dr. Barbour's talk there.
And so his praises were sung, and
whether in pulpit, in commercial cir-
cles, or in college hall, he left an im-
pression which cannot fail to bear
fruit for Brown. What is most grat-
ifying of all, he won his way straight
to the hearts of all Brown men here.
Meeting with twenty of the alumni of
the district, he led the singing, fairly
radiated the spirit of the campus and
was the heart of the table talk.
He told us that the greatest need of
Brown was "undesignated endow-
ment," a provision for more scholar-
ships and for increasing professors'
salaries. He said that he believed that
the alumni were becoming more and
more interested in academic affairs as
well as in athletics, and he paid touch-
ing tribute to our late Dean Mason.
He also spoke of his able assistants.
Dr. Mead and Dean Arnold, and urg-
ed support of the Alumni Fund.
His three-day program in Colorado
was such that the Faculty and the
alumni should know just how busy he
was while he was here. So scan this
April 12 — Colorado Springs —
Fountain School, 10 a.m. ; First Bap-
tist Church, 1 1 a.m. ; Dinner at home
of Dr. James H. Spencer; after din-
ner trip to Garden of the Gods ; 4
p.m., left for Denver; 7:45 p.m..
First Baptist Church, Denver. April
13 — Denver — East High School,
8:30 a.m.; North High School, 10
a.m. ; Denver L^niversity, 1 1 a.m. ;
Metro-International Luncheon, 12:15
p.m. ; School of Mines, Golden, 2 :45
p.m. ; Lookout Alountain and Buffalo
Bill's Grave, 4 p.m. ; Brown Alumni
dinner, 6:30 p.m. April 14 — Denver
— Colorado Woman's College, 8:30
a.m. ; Boulder, L^niversity of Colo-
rado, 1 1 a.m. ; Guest of President
Norlin at lunch, 12:30 p.m.; Trip to
look over Continental Divide, 3 p.m.;
State Museum of Natural History,
Denver, 5 p.m. ; Dinner guest of
BROWN ALUMNI MOiNTHLY
Trustees, Colorado Woman's College,
Judge James C. Starkweather '80
officially welcomed Dr. Barbour to
Colorado and introduced him to two
of his audiences. Luice J. Kavanaugh
'98, Cyrus G. Allen '15, Floyd C.
Fay, Jr., '18, and your correspondent
acted as escorts and contact men dur-
ing the stay. Dr. James H. Spencer
'82, fellow student with Dr. Barbour
in the theological seminary, made one
of the wittiest toastmasters we have
had in years. Charles P. Bennett '79,
our oldest Colorado alumnus, was
host at Colorado Springs with Dr.
Spencer. C. Henry Smi^h '99, our
host chief at Boulder, made a detailed
report of the Advisory Council meet-
ing, and Elias F. Dunlevy '83, gave
a delightful talk at the dinner.
We all hope that Dr. Barbour may
be in position to come this way again
soon. We shall hear echoes of this
first visit for many months to come.
-J. E. C.
* * *
Seventeen alumni and former stu-
dents met at the University Club, St.
Louis, on April 10 to hear President
Barbour tell his story of Brown of
the present. A fascinating story it
proved to be, intimately and colorful-
ly set forth, and the meeting was an
enjoyable one from beginning to end.
The fact is, the stay of President Bar-
bour in St. Louis was all too short.
But it was a helpful one, and it will
be of future benefit to Brown. The
men at the dinner, according to the
list given us by President Barbour,
were John C. Mosby '30, John J.
Green '31, Creighton B. Calfee '32,
John B. Abbott '15, Roderick \l.
Meyer '30, H. R. Faulkner '23, Fran-
cis G. White '20, George W. Nied-
ringhaus, Jr., '28, Chapin S. New-
hard '22, Augustus L. Abbott '8(1,
Chauncey B. Ladd '17, Dr. Isaac Y.
Olch '17, E. R. Joslyn '23, Charles
D. Kenney '27, Thomas I3ond, Jr.,
'32, Leonard P. Megginson '30, Joel
A. Rogers '31. The Alumni Office
owes its thanks to Chapin Newhard
for his work in arranging for Dr. Bar-
Major Judson A. Hannigan, a di-
rect descendant of the Rev. Adoniram
Judson, 1807, pioneer missionary,
was the guest and speaker at the May
luncheon of the Brown Club of Bos-
ton, held Monday, May 18, at the
Chamber of Commerce. His subject
was "A Lawyer's Analysis of the
Wickersham Report." Major Han-
nigan, graduate of Boston University
Law School in 1916, is a veteran of
the World War, having served in the
A.E.F. with the 26th Division, and is
an Officer of the Legion of Honor.
He is also president of the Republican
Club of Massachusetts.
Under the leadership of Donald C.
Rubel '23, the new president, the
Brown Club of Philadelphia is meet-
ing for lunch the first and third Mon-
days of each month. Brown men in
Philadelphia on those days will do
well to get in touch with Austin M.
Davies '22, the secretary, at Room
608, 311 S. Juniper st.
Besides Messrs. Rubel and Davies
the officers of the club for the current
year are : Vice Presidents — Rev. Dr.
M. J. Twomey '00, A. A. Wood '11;
Treasurer — Gilbert F. Merrill '23 ;
Executive Committee — Dr. E. C.
Broome '97, Thomas R. Marshall '07,
Dr. Twomey, John Birge '29, Seth
K. Mitchell '15, Joseph F. Shea '19,
Kendrick B. Brown '22, Maynard S.
Alexander '27, Howard C. Cuni-
President Barbour's visit to the
club on April 6 was a great success.
Dr. Twomey was a witty and charm-
ing toastmaster, and the speakers, Dr.
Barbour, Dr. Rufus M. Jones of
Haverford, one of the Alumni Trus-
tees, and Charles P. Sisson '11, As-
sistant Attorney General of the Unit-
ed States, were in fine fettle. Before
adjournment the club instructed the
secretary to send a message to Dr. W.
W. Keen '59, the founder of the
Brown Club of Philadelphia.
Ken Brown led the singing in style
and J. F. (Jake) High '11, chairman
of the dinner committee, had the
pleasure of introducing Dr. Twomey.
No better get-together of Brown men
in Philadelphia is on the records.
Under the hospitable roof of the
Phillips Inn at Andover the annual
dinner and meeting of the Merrimack
Valley Brown Club was held Satur-
day evening. May 2. A good dinner,
informative talks by Dean Arnold,
Professor James P. Adams and the
Alumni Secretary, and singing led by
Nowell R. Kinney '19 — the affair was
up to the high standing that the club
has always shown. The presence of
the late Charles H. Mc Intire '85 was
missed. He was one of the original
members of the club and attended all
of the meetings. Dr. Howard D.
Smith '03, who presided, was re-
elected president, and James S. East-
ham '19 (who can give an annual re-
port so that it is entertaining) was
again chosen secretary-treasurer. The
other officers are : Directors — F. M.
Boyce '09, Andover; Robert S. Cur-
ley '07, Lowell; Nowell R. Kinney
'19, Lawrence; George A. Mellen
'98, Lawrence ; and George W. Lang-
don '12, Haverhill. One of the
guests was 'William H. Cady '98 of
Webster, who organized the club and
was its leader for several years. Two
prospective students were present.
Dean Arnold dealt with the under-
graduates and the problems that they
present to the dean's office ; Professor
Adams talked on the policy of the
University and the Faculty; and the
Alumni Secretary spoke briefly on
alumni matters, with special reference
to Commencement and the desirabil-
ity of voting for the candidates for
Alumni Trustee, Athletic Council and
officers of the Associated Alumni.
Plans were discussed for a meeting
to be held probably in Haverhill next
With Dean Emeritus Randall,
Dean Randall, Mr. Studley of Stud-
ley, Shupert & Co., and Professor
James A. Hall of the Division of En-
gineering as the special guests, the
spring meeting of the Brown Engi-
neering Association at the Boston
City Club on Friday evening, May i,
brought together a congenial crowd.
The Brunonian engineers, as one look-
ed about, seemed to live up to the ad-
vance notice that they were "weather-
ing the 'repression' in great form."
It was pleasant to see and hear Dean
Randall again, to listen to the interest-
ing talks by Dean Arnold and Mr.
Studley, who told of the beginnings
of investment trusts in this country
and the amazing spread of them, and
to hear words of greeting from Jim
Hall, Al Gurney and Wayne Faunce,
the secretar\'-treasurer, who came
from New York for the meeting.
Then Frank E. Winsor '91 and Clar-
ence R. Day '23 showed motion pic-
tures of the development of the metro-
politan district water supply now go-
ing on under Mr. Winsor's direction.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Notes of the Reunion Classes
Solon C. Kellcy will be host to the
class at a luncheon to be held at the
Faculty Club, 13 Brown street, at
I -.30 p.m., Sunday, June 14.
William Allan Dyer's tribute to
the late Dr. Oren Howard Cobb,
superintendent of the Syracuse, N. Y.,
State School for 18 years, has been re-
printed from the Psychiatric Quarter-
ly of April, 1 93 1. The tribute was
given at a memorial service held in
Albany last IVLirch.
Miss June Waterman, daughter of
Stephen Waterman and Mrs. ^Vater-
man, and Vernon Gordon Taylor of
Washington, D. C, were married in
Providence on April 11, 1 93 1. They
will live in \Vashington.
William E. Price of Lisbon, N. H.,
is said to be a candidate for speaker
of the New Hampshire House of
Representatives during the 1933 ses-
sion. The Manchester Union reports
that 'Representative Price has had ex-
tensive experience in town and State
politics, having served in the 1 92 1 and
1923 Legislatures and the 19 18 and
1930 Constitutional Convention. Lo-
cally he is Town Moderator, chair-
man of the Republican executive com-
mittee, chairman of the School Board
and president of the Supervisory Dis-
Ronald C. Green and Mrs. Green
of Indianapolis, Ind., have announced
the engagement of their daughter.
Miss Eleanor Burrill Green, to John
Huber Roberts, Jr., also of Indianap-
olis. Ronald C. Green, Jr., will be
graduated from Brown this month.
He is the Class Historian.
Final plans for the 30th Reunion
were made at the meeting of the ex-
ecutive committee of the class held at
the Providence Art Club, Thursday
evening, May 7. The dates will be
from Friday, June 12, to Monday
June 15, and the place, of course, will
be The Wigwam, Winnapaug Beach,
The sons of 1901 who are now in
college were the guests of the commit-
tee at the Art Club. Thirteen of the
fifteen undergraduates were present:
L. L. Eaton, Jr., E. G. Hapgood, Jr.,
C. N. Williams and E. B. Williams,
Jr., of the Senior class; D. F. Coffin
and C. E. Southworth of the Junior
class ; E. F. Bodurtha and D. P. Low
F. M. S.\CKETT, JR., '90
.Embassador to Germany has been home for a visit
of the Sophomore class; and R. H.
Chace, J. M. Gross, R. K. Hapgood.
C. H. Page and W. R. Johnson of
the Freshman class. After dinner the
three-reel movie, "Brown, 1901, 25th
Reunion, Sakonnet, R. I.," was
Members of the class present were
H. C. Hart, E. Tudor Gross, J. H.
Ward, Donald LeStage, W. K. Low,
W. H. Hull, E. B. Williams, Frank
A. Page and Elmer S. Chace.
Lt. Col. G. A. Taylor, F. A.,
LT.S.A., is at Fort Sill, Okla., until
some time this month, taking the spe-
cial course for higher ranking officers.
He expects to be at Fort Ethan Allen,
Vt., next fall with the 7th Field Ar-
Rev. Dr. John E. Flemming, pas-
tor of the Arlington Avenue Presby-
terian Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., is
vice moderator of the Brooklyn-Nas-
sau Presbytery and will be a commis-
sioner to the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church in Pitts-
burgh early this month.
Dr. Arthur Palmer, consulting sur-
geon at the South Side Hospital, Bay
Shore, N. Y., was the principal figure
in a news story in the New York Sun
of April 30, last, which told of an un-
usually delicate operation for the dou-
ble mastoid that he performed on a
13-year old girl. After the operation,
according to the story, "the child's
temperature went down and she was
C. H. Blomberg reports his new
mailing address to be 516 Oritani
place, Teaneck, N. J.
Guy Gifiord and his family have
changed their residence to Albemarle
ave.,^New Rochelle, N. Y.
Jim Archie, whose address at the
Alumni Office has been wrong for
some time, it still in Kansas City,
Mo., we have learned, where he is liv-
ing at the Hotel Chase, 811 Holmes
Herbert R. Coffin is operator of the
restaurant in the large shoe manu-
facturing plant of Cushman Hollis
Co., Auburn, Me., and also runs a
summer hotel in the Auburn colony
at South Harpswell, Me.
Russ Mc Kay, president of the
Youngstown, O., Chamber of Com-
merce, wrote a piece for the Youngs-
town Vindicator last month on the oc-
casion of the opening of a million dol-
lar theatre in his city. Russ did the
writing as head of the Chamber of
Commerce and the article, signed by
him as president, also carried his lat-
Wendell S. Brown is the new chair-
man of the Providence Section of the
American Society of Mechanical En-
Curt Chase, Major of Cavalry,
U.S.A., will be graduated this month
from the Command and General Staf?
School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
and will sail for his new post in the
Philippines about the middle of next
Earl Wood was the guest of the
Killingly Woman's Club at the annu-
al meeting of the club in Earl's home
town of Danielson, Conn., on May
6. Assuming his old role of lecturer,
he told the members about three im-
portant plays shown in New York
the past season, "The Miracle of Ver-
dun," "The Barretts of Wimpole
Street," and "The Green Pastures,"
(first put on in 1930, to be exact, but
decidely worth including among the
best pieces of 1931 ).
Seward Byam has been named as
regional director of E. I. DuPont de
Nemours & Co., with headquarters at
Newburgh, N. Y.
Henry W. Underwood, Jr., is As-
sistant Professor of Chemistry at
Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
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Fred L. Itschner, engineer with the
United Electric Railways of Provi-
dence, is the new vice president of the
Providence Engineering Society for
the term ending in 1934.
Reg Pease returned a short time
ago from a trip through the South-
west and part of Mexico. Reg says
that old Monterey would be an ideal
place for the Tenth Reunion in spite
of the preference given to Rhode Is-
land resorts. He doesn't say why, but
we can guess. And we are sure that
he spent considerable time while he
was in Monterey digging out this in-
formation for the exclusive use of
1 92 1. We have seen a couple of pic-
tures taken of him in Monterey, one
of which shows him driving a Mexi-
can taxi that would never have to
worry about any traffic light. The
other is a truly rural scene that has
its implications, none of which is
William J. Nairn is associate in bi-
ology and instructor in embryologi,' at
the Philadelphia College of Osteo-
path\-. He and Mrs. Nairn are living
at the Dorset apts., 47th and Locust
We saw Herb Hambleton at the
Brown dinner at the Phillips Inn,
Andover, Mass., on May 2, and while
Herb admitted that the ijobbin and
shuttle business was not all that it
might be, he said that he was going to
try his hardest to be on deck for the
Horace Mazet's review of "The
Flying Dutchman," the life story of
Anthony Fokker, the aeroplane build-
er whose name became famous during
the World War, appeared in the New-
York Times Book Review of May 17,
and we read it with genuine interest.
We hear that Horace may not be
able to get back for the Fifth Re-
union as he expects a call for duty
with the Air Service at Quantico this
Cushman Anthony reports a change
of address to 586 Hope St., Provi-
Ed Chase will have charge of Eng-
lish in the Junior High Schools of Al-
bany, N. Y., next fall. His title will
be Assistant Departmental Supervisor
of English. Ed is continuing his work
in the drama, having put on two plays
in Albany this present year, given an
address on "How to Judge a Play "
and written for the Knickerbocker
Press an article on the same subject.
He hopes to be in Providence for
Eddie Peters, member of the class
for two years, is treasurer of Nation-
al Selling Counsel, Inc., manufactur-
ers' agents, market research and sales
personnel, at Room 60, 60 South st.,
Boston. He is living at 184 Main St.,
Amesbury, Mass. He is married and
the father of two boys, Winfield
Scott Peters, three years old, and Ed-
ward \V. Peters, bom March 28,
Paul Spencer, writing from 123
East Greystone ave., Monrovia,
Calif., last month, said: "Give my
best to all of '26 at reunion time. I'm
sitting up a bit now and fondly hope
to see Rhode Island in 1932." Cal-
ifornia is still sports crazy, according
to Paul, and "football is as rampant
as when I wrote you a year ago. I
have been exceedingly pleased at the
sane and sensible attitude Brown has
taken. ... I should like to see Brown
schedule colleges that have only iden-
tical entrance requirements and schol-
astic standards." We are sure that
Paul would relish letters from friends
in the class.
Bill Edgar has been taking advanc-
ed courses in education at Rutgers.
He recently received an appointment
to teach in the Woodbridge, N. J.,
Ken Bosquet, our old golf captain,
is, we hear, engaged in building his
own golf course in Brockton, Mass.
Bob Moat is taking the executive
training course at Macy's in New
Don Flynn, the class secretary, is
with the Ethyl Gasoline Corporation,
a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Com-
pany of New Jersey, and acts as
Northern New England representa-
tive. Don has his headquarters at 70
Forest ave., Portland, Me. He will
be glad to hear from any of the boys
at that address.
Ralph Anderton is selling insurance
for the Sun Life Assurance Company
of Canada, with his headquarters at
1405 Industrial Trust bldg.. Provi-
Newland Jones is a salesman for
the Gilman Fanfold Corp., Ltd., con-
tinuous form printers, at 20 Vesey St.,
New York. Jones and Johnny Nilan
are living together in Jackson
Heights, and both of them are plan-
ning to be on hand for Commence-
Maxwell Kaufman has been elect-
ed to the Editorial Board of the Har-
vard Business Review, the publication
of the Harvard School of Business
King Tow, member of the class in
our Freshman year and a graduate of
M.I.T. in 1930, is back in his native
China, we hear, and is an engineer in
the Canton Public Works Depart-
ment. In a letter to a friend in Prov-
idence he wrote that he had been as-
signed "to construct highways, to de-
sign concrete bridges and to introduce
new kinds of pavement, in addition
to taking part in other engineering
tasks." It was his ambition while he
was on College Hill to become a con-
struction engineer and then to go
home to help develop China.
Anybody in the class know where
Bob Stetson is hanging his hat these
days ? The Alumni Office would like
very much to have his present address.
College Hill Changes
Alumni who return for Commence-
ment will find College Hill much al-
tered in its appearance. The wreck-
ers have finished demolishing the old
Providence County Court House,
while the major portion of the hand-
some new structure has been occupied
for some time. Last to go was the
building at the foot of the hill which
used to house bookstore and huich-
A Brown Oceanographer
Professor Norris W. Rakestraw,
member of the Faculty in the Depart-
ment of Chemistry since 1926, will
act as research associate at the Woods
Hole, Mass., Oceanographic Institu-
tion during the summer and will de-
vote his time to the investigation of
chemical problems in the field of
The institution, which has just been
established, is the only one of its kind
on the Atlantic Coast for the general
study of oceanographic science. A
statement from the office of Dr. A.
D. Mead says that "the work of the
institution lies partly in the field of
marine biology, partly in the field of
physical hydrography and partly in
the field of chemistiT."
OF THE SPOKEN WORD
The familiar telephone that stands upon your
desk, at the office or in your home Is only a very
small part of the great communication system that
enables you to talk across the miles with such
Behind it are complicated exchanges, a care-
fully trained organization of more than four hun-
dred thousand men and women and eighty million
miles of wire. These are the forces that make
efficient telephone service possible. These are the
unseen couriers of the spoken word.
Tirelessly, day or night, without rest or sleep,
the Bell System awaits but the lifting of the re-
ceiver to carry your voice to any one of thirty-two
million other telephone users in this country and
abroad, and on ships at sea. It is done so quickly
and with so little trouble that few people stop to
consider what goes on between the giving of the
number and the completion of the call.
Some time every day — perhaps many times a day
— you use some part of a telephone system that has
taken fifty years and more than four thousand
million dollars to build.
The simple words "long distance," which you
speak so casually into your telephone, place
millions of dollars of equipment at your dis-
posal. Yet the cost of a call from New York to
Chicago is only three dollars and but a fraction
of that for lesser distances.
Equipment of comparable cost is also needed to
connect your home with the thousands or hundreds
of thousands of other telephones in your town or
city. Yet the charge for local service is only a
few cents a day.
In relation to service rendered, the cost of the
telephone is one of the smallest items in the monthly
business and family budget. Few things purchased
are of such real, constant and increasing value.
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What Brown Men Have Been Doing
Rev. Henry M. Penniman was the
Brown delegate at the celebration of
the 75th anniversary of the founding
of Berea College, Berea, Ky., last
Rev. Dr. Gideon A. Burgess gave
the address at the annual celebration
of Rhode Island Independence Day
on May 5 by the Citizens' Historical
Association at the Old State House,
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Providence. The association later at-
tended in a body the unveiling of the
statue of Gen. Nathanasl Greene,
1776, honorary, at the new State
The annual reunion of the class
will be held Saturday, June 13, at the
Peleg Francis Farm, Rehoboth, Mass.
Edward S. Marsh will be host on this
The present mailing address of Dr.
Tames Lee Welles is 10 Wilcox St.,
Westerly, R. I.
William A. Francis is back in Exe-
ter, N. H., after having spent the win-
ter and much of the spring in Braden-
A revised edition of "The Life of
Christ," by Isaac Bronson Bmgess
has been published recently by the
University of Chicago Press, which
brought out the first edition more than
20 years ago. Burgess has been woric-
ing for the last six years on the manu-
script of the present edition. The
new work, a statement says, "en-
hances, with up-to-date materials and
methods, those features which have
distinguished the book as a text for
iiigh school students from the time of
its original publication."
THE L. H. MEADER CO.
announce that they specialize in
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and are prepared to furnish estimates
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W. H. Snell, Ph.D., '14, Consulting Pathologist
75 Westminster Street, Providence, R. I.
Dr. H. C. Bumpus spoke at the
235th Members Night at the Prov-
idence Art Club last month on
"Parks, People and Problems." He
is an active member of the advisory
committee of the National Parks As-
Charle Herbert Mclntire's death
in Lowell, Mass., on March 7, 1931,
removed from the University family
a loyal alumnus. Mclntire was an
original member of the Merrimack
Valley Brown Club and took active
part in its meetings and dinners.
Members of the club recall with
pleasure the paper that he read at a
meeting a few years ago describing
life in college during his undergradu-
ate days. He had been an attorney
in Lowell for nearly 42 years. Born
in Chelmsford, Mass., Nov. 16, 1862,
the son of Cieorge Washington and
Elizabeth (Raynor) Mclntire, he
came to Brown from the Lowell High
School, received his A.B. with the
class and began the study of law in a
private office in Lowell. He was ad-
mitted to the Massachusetts bar in
September, 1889; at the time of his
death he was a member of the law
firm of Mclntire & Wilson. Out-
side his office, his chief interests were
the Masons and college and historical
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matters. His hobbies were hunting
and fishing. He was a 32nd degree
Mason, and a Shriner, and also be-
longed to the American Bar Associa-
tion, the Middlesex County and Low-
ell Bar Associations, the Masonic
Club, the xMt. Pleasant Golf Club,
the Universalist Church, the Lowell
Historical Society, of which he was
corresponding secretary, and Chi Phi,
now Sigma Chi. He was married
Aug. 25, 1890, to Martha Josephine
Libby, who survives him, together
with a son, William W. Mclntire,
and two daughters, ALss Laura J.
Mclntire of Lowell and ALs. Ralph
C. Weaver of Kingston, ALiss.
Horatio Gates Wood died at his
home in Newport, R. L, May 3, 193 1,
after a short illness. A direct de-
scendant of John Howland, who came
over in the Mayflower, he was born in
Middleboro, Mass., Sept. 3, 1861, the
son of Ebenezer and Almira Freeman
(Jefiferson) Wood. He came to
Brown from the Rogers High School,
Newport, and after graduation enter-
ed the United States consular service.
He was in the office at Rome in 1886;
deputy agent and consul general in
Egypt, 1886-87; and consul at Bata-
via, Dutch East Indies, 1887-89.
While he was at Batavia he defended
an American citizen accused of mur-
der, and for his efforts was commend-
ed by James G. Blaine, then Secretary
of State. He returned to Newport in
1890 to become editor and publisher
of the Newport Observer in associa-
tion with his stepfather, Frank G.
Harris. In 1894 the Observer was
taken over by the Newport Herald,
of which Wood became manager. He
succeeded to the post as editor in 1899
and continued therein until 1906. He
retired to follow his hobby of experi-
menting with half tones and other
newspaper cuts. He developed a bus-
iness out of this hobby and followed
it for the rest of his life. He was
married Dec. 24, 1907, to Margaret
L. Doyle, who survives him, together
with a daughter, Berenice Howland
Wood, a student at Vassar College.
Wood's fraternity was Beta Theta Pi.
Professor Dana C. Munro of
Princeton gave the address at the sixth
annual meeting of the Mediaeval
Academy of America in New York
on April 25. His subject was "The
Western Attitude Toward Islam
During the Crusades: A study in
Propaganda." Munro is president of
the Mediaeval Academy.
Dr. Clarence A. Carr's younger
daughter, Anna Frances Carr, will be
graduated from Pembroke College
Frederic E. Whitaker gave a talk
on "Old Athenian Trials, Courts,
Juries and Procedure" before the class
in Plato and Aristophanes on the Hill
on April 24. Whitaker, who is one
of the Visiting Committee of the De-
partment of Greek and Latin Classics,
has been doing some work on Greek
law for a number of years and has
published several articles on the sub-
George P. Grant, Jr., who has
been in France for the past 19 months,
is back in this country and is getting
his mail at 226 East 12th St., New
Walter A. Presbrey, who retired
as chairman of the Providence Board
of Police Commissioners in April, was
praised editorially by the Providence
Journal for his work. "Mr. Presbrey
has been a high-minded, honorable of-
ficial," the Journal said, "solicitous
for the welfare of the city. He has
regarded public office as a public trust.
He has endeavored, and endeavored
successfully, to serve his fellow citi-
zens. His ideal has not been personal,
factional or party aggrandizement,
but the general good. He has united
dignity with integrity and contributed
his full share to the repute of the Po-
lice Commission over an unusually ex-
tended period of service." Presbrey,
member of the Board since 19 14 and
chairman most of the time that he was
in office, retired as a result of a new
State law that put the police and fire-
men of Providence under the control
of one board.
Rev. Dr. George W. C. Hill has
resigned as pastor of the South Con-
gregational Church, New Britain,
Conn., after a pastorate of 18 years.
He was one of the first clergymen in
New England, the newspapers said,
to use motion pictures as part of his
Sunday sermons. They also noted
that "poor health was given as the
reason for relinquishing the pastor-
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Herbert Augustus Richards died at
the Wakefield, R. L, Hospital on
April 24, 1 93 1, as a result of injuries
received in a motor car accident four
days before. While he was crossing
the highway to the mail box in front
of his house he was struck by an auto-
mobile and was so severely hurt that
his normally rugged constitution was
unable to sustain him. For three days
there was a chance of recovery ; then
he failed rapidly. He was born in
Providence Aug. 29, 1870, the son of
Herbert A. and Mary AL (Bullard)
Richards. He prepared at the Prov-
idence High School and, after getting
his degree on the Hill, went to Ever-
ett, Wash., to enter business. He
came back East in 1895 and from that
time until 1925 was with the Nor-
wich Union Fire Insurance Society.
At the time he resigned because of
poor health he was the general adjust-
er for the society. He was married
Oct. 15, 1898, to Ellen Read Baker,
who survives him, together with three
sons, Thomas O. Richards, Detroit,
Mich., Francis B. Richards, 2nd, and
Paul B. Richards, Wetmore, Colo.,
three sisters, Charlotte G. and Ellen
L. Richards of New York, and
Mrs. Caroline R. Taylor, Wakefield,
and a brother, Francis B. Richards
'97n, of New York. To the family
we extend our earnest sympathy. He
was a member of Alpha Delta Phi.
The Hartford, Conn., Courant of
Sunday, April 5, carried a full page,
illustrated interview with Rev. Frank-
lin D. Elmer on John Burroughs, na-
turalist, of whom Elmer was a close
friend. Elmer was the chief speaker
at the Tenth Annual Meeting and
Birthday celebration of the John Bur-
roughs Memorial Association in New
York on April 4, last.
Professor Gregory D. Walcott of
the Department of Philosophy, Long
Island University, is author of "An
Elementary Logic," which Harcourt,
Brace ^ Co. will publish soon and
which will be ready for use next Sep-
tember. During the past few months
Walcott has been giving lectures on
"Some Wonders of the Heavens" and
"Glimpses of China" before public
and semi-public gatherings in Brook-
George L. Miner and Mrs. IVIIner
have announced the engagement of
their daughter. Miss Content Miner,
to Kenneth Ormsby Mott-Smith of
New York, graduate of Harvard and
the Harvard Law School. Miss
Miner is a graduate of Wellesley.
E. LeRoy Hart recently was elect-
ed Supreme Representative of the
Grand Council, Royal Arcanum of
Rhode Island, the highest office in the
Mellinger E. Henry has published
in Bulletin of the Folk Song Society
of the Northeast, No. 2, the story of
"A Traditional Ballad Not Hitherto
Found in America." The find was
made by Mr. and Mrs. Henry in the
heart of the Great Smoky Mountains,
and Mrs. Henry recorded it from the
singing of the native. The title is
"King Henry's Fifth Conquest of
Dwight Wood Baker, rancher, died
Oct. 21, 1930, at Pueblo, Colo. No-
tice of the death in the Providence
Journal escaped most of us in the
neighborhood of Providence, and only
a short time ago did we have the
regrettable news verified. Baker
was born in Providence, April 8,
1S78, the son of Nathan Hale and
Frances E. (Read) Baker. He came
to Brown from the Providence High
School and, after winning his degree,
went to work for the Census Bureau
in Washington. He left the bureau
in 1902 to go with the Standard Oil
Company in Mr. Rockefeller's private
office in New York. He left there in
1906 to do personnel and sociological
work with the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company at Pueblo. During his
service with the company he also
taught in the Pueblo High School.
After he resigned in 191 3 he went
into business as a cattle rancher, first
at Pueblo and then at Rock Ridge
Ranch, Wetmore, Colo., where he
had since lived. Baker, who was
never married, was a brother of Sam-
uel N. Baker '04, and a cousin of
Russell W. Baker '99 and Louis F.
Baker '03. His fraternity was Psi
Elmer T. Stevens, president of
Charles A. Stevens & Bro., Chicago,
was the author of an article, "If I
Were Czar of the Retail World,"
which appeared in the Retail Ledger
of Philadelphia last month. In the
article Elmer pointed out that a retail
dictator in Chicago "would need only
to issue four orders to the merchants
to bring back into the black many of
those stores which are now in the red
and carry those which are now enjoy-
ing black to even better figures." He
cited the four orders as follows : That
all men's wear merchants co-operate
to charge for alterations; that all re-
tail stores join in a co-operative de-
livery ; that there be intelligent handl-
ing of the return-goods problem ; and
that all merchants and their staffs be
called together once a week to dis-
Frederick E. Hawkins, member of
the teaching staff of the Classical
High School, Providence, since 1908,
has been named as assistant principal
of one of the new junior high schools
which will be opened in Providence
Judge Louis Swig, a special student
with the class for a year, died in
Taunton, Mass., on ^lay 13, 1931,
after a long illness. He was former
special justice of the First District
Court of Bristol County at Taunton.
Born in Springfield, Mass., July 30,
1882, the son of Simon Swig, banker,
and Fannie Swig, he came to Brown
from the Taunton High School. Aft-
er lea\ing College Hill in 1902 he
went to Boston University Law
School, from which he received the
degree of LL. B. in 1906. He was a
member of the Taunton City Council
for two years, and was otherwise act-
ive in civic and financial aflfairs. He
was married July 11, 191 1, to Miss
Pauline Zuckerman, who died in
1926. His parents, three children,
and several brothers and sisters sur-
Roland K. Brown of Lancaster,
Mass., member of the Class of 1933,
is the holder of the 1905 Scholarship.
Brown, who came from Worcester
Academy, has made a name for him-
self in the past two years as athlete,
student and all-around young man.
He is a point winner in track and a
football player. Injuries kept him on
the side lines last fall, but he hopes
to win a place in the Brown line next
Warren A. Whitney's son, George
C. Whitney 'i;i, has been one of the
Francis Wayland Scholars on the Hill
this academic year.
Henry G. Clark and George Hur-
ley are members of the new Provi-
dence Health Council, named by Wil-
liam A. Viall '84 "to provide the com-
mon meeting ground for the discus-
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sion of all matters relating to the com-
munity health program."
Leonard S. (Tubby) Little's older
boy, Robert Williams Little, will be
graduated from Brown this month
with the degree of Ph.B. Bob has
been on the Musical Clubs, has serv-
ed as business manager of Sock and
Buskin and has been active in the
Brown Christian Association and the
Interfraternity Governing Board
Tubby's son George is in the class of
Brenton Green Meader and Rich-
ard Davol Meader, sons of Lewis
Meader, unveiled the statue of Gen.
Nathanael Greene, 1776, honorary,
at the public exercises held at the
State House, Providence, on May 4,
which is Rhode Island's own Inde-
pendence Day. Green was second in
command to Washington during the
American Re\nlution and stood out
as one of the brilliant soldiers of the
war. The Meader boys are his great-
Don Clark has been elected pres-
ident of the Rhode Island Purchasing
Allan W. (Cy) Greene was in
Providence the first of May. He is a
member of the firm of Boyajohn &
Bars, Inc., general contractors, Col-
Winfield C. Potter is completing
his eighth year as principal of the
West Warwick, R. I., High School.
The New York Evening Post, in
its issue of April 17, 1931, had a
copyrighted sketch of John K. Stark-
weather, \ice president in charge of
sales for Harris, Forbes & Co., invest-
ment securities. John is the youngest
sales manager the company has ever
had, according to the article, and has
come up from the ranks. He is a di-
rector of the Chase Securities Corpor-
ation as well as a director of the Har-
ris, Forbes companies.
Dean Edgar Allen of the School of
Medicine, University of Missoiu-i,
represented Brown at the inaugura-
tion of Dr. Robert H. Ruff as pres-
ident of Central College, Fayette,
Mo., on May 25. Allen hopes to be
back for Commencement, we under-
Harold Butler is engineering e.xec-
utive with the Cuban Electric Com-
pany in charge of Havana. That may
sound simple, but when you are told
that his supervision extends as far as
Santiago de Cuba, bcx.) miles away,
you realize that he has a real assign-
ment. Of the birth of his second son
we report elsewhere in this issue.
Wallace Wade, football coach at
Duke University, speaking before the
American College Publicity Associa-
tion in session at the University of
North Carolina late in April, said
that he did not believe "a champion-
ship football team increased either the
emollment or the endowment of a
university." He added (and sensibly,
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Mutual Life Insurance Company for
nearly four years, has been promoted
to attorney with the company. His
offices are in Springfield, Mass., where
he is active in the afiairs of the Con-
necticut Valley Brown Club.
Rev. Earl H. Tomlin, assistant
pastor of Calvary Baptist Church,
Providence, since 1928, has been nam-
ed pastor to succeed the Rev. Dr. Ed-
ward Holyoke who will retire next
October. Tomlin has been doing ad-
vanced work on the Hill this year.
W. R. (Bob) Erickson had his pic-
ture in the New York Evening Post
not long ago as one of the four assist-
ant vice presidents of Stone & Web-
ster and Blodget elected to office in
recent years. Bob joined Blodget &
Co. in 1925 and went with the new
firm at the time of the merger. For
the past two years he has been man-
ager of the municipal department of
Stone & Webster and Blodget. Inci-
dentally, he is still a bachelor.
Lieut. George R. Burgess. C.A.C.,
U.S.A., and his family will sail for
the Canal Zone, Panama, early next
month. He has been ordered to duty
there after having ended his work at
the Army Industrial College, Wash-
ington, D. C.
The Alumni Office has learned
with regret that Malcolm Johnson is
a patient at the U. S. Veterans Hos-
pital, Rutland, Mass. He had been
with the Wireless Specialty Apparatus
Company, Boston, as research engi-
neer for three years before illness com-
pelled him to go to Rutland for treat-
ment. Letters or cards from the
members of the class will be welcome.
Stan Holt was recently made man-
ager of the Sydney, Australia, office
of the J. Walter Thompson Com-
Bob Baker is assistant to the editor
of Foreign Affairs, which is published
by the Council on Foreign Relations,
Inc., 45 East 65th st.. New \ork.
Bob tutored abroad for a year after
he received his B. Litt. degree at Ox-
ford in 1928, and was teacher of
French at the Browne & Nichols
School, Cambridge, Mass., in 1929-
1930. Last summer he acted as
Round Table Secretary at the Wil-
liamstown, Mass., Institute of Poli-
tics. , ,
Harry Shulman has been promoted
to Assistant Professor of Law at the
Yale Law School, where he has been
an instructor during the present aca-
It's Dr. John A. Isherwood now,
and John is practicing as a physician
at Fort Banks, Mass.
Rev. C. S. Johnson is the new pas-
tor of the Methodist Episcopal
Church of Rockville, Conn.
Bill Foxall has been elected secre-
tary-treasurer of the Lambda Chi Al-
pha Association of Connecticut.
Frit/ Wiener and Ed Richards,
having passed the bar examinations
taken in March, were sworn in as
members of the Rhode Island bar on
May 13. Both of them are in the
offices of Edwards & Angell in the
Hospital Trust building. Providence.
Frank Tishkinas will receive bis
bachelor of divinity degree from Yale
this month. Frank has been serving
as pastor of the Bethel, Conn., Con-
gregational Church during his studies
Ralph Fulton is a construction en-
gineer with the United States Rub-
ber Co. at 292 Chapel st.. New Ha-
Art Hayes has changed his address
from the Atmospheric Nitrogen Co.,
Hopewell, Va., to Bessemer Branch
P. O., Greensboro, N. C.
Anyone seen or heard from Bill
Burrows lately? The Alumni Office
would like to have a correct address
for Bill, who seems to have disappear-
ed from his old haunts in Brooklyn,
Harrv Remington, our class secre-
tary, is the head of the Remington-
Sobel Agency of the Home Life In-
surance Companv of New York at
260s Fidelity - Philadelphia Trust
bldg., 123 South Broad St., Philadel-
Frederick R. Sykes. member of the
class in our Freshman year and the
first half of our Sophomore year, died
bv his own hand in New York on
April 28, 1931. He had been suffer-
ing from poor health for some time.
He was born in Yonkers, N. Y., Jan.
28, 1 90s, the son of the late Dr. Fred-
erick Henrv Svkcs, former president
of Connecticut College for Womeii,
and Louise L. (Ryckman) Sykes. He
came to Brown from Manlius School.
After leaving college he was in news-
paper work as a member of the re-
portorial staff of the New York
World and in the bond and advertis-
ing business. He is survived by his
mother, who lives in Cambridge,
Joe Shepard is field representative
of the Bell Telephone Laboratories in
the territory of the Southern Bell
Telephone & Telegraph Company
and gets his mail at 105 14th St., N.
E., Atlanta, Ga.
Dick Campbell is back in Provi-
dence and with Mrs. Campbell is liv-
ing at the Eldorado Apts., 211 Wat-
erman St. By the time this appears in
print, we suspect, Dick will be occupy-
ing his new offices at 49 Westminster
St., where he is running an investment
business under the name of J. R.
Campbell iS; Co.
Eric Erickson is with the Group
Life Department of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society and is living,
he writes, in Port Washington, N. Y.
Eddie Lawrence is now associated
with the firm of Mc Dowell, Lun-
din, Dimond & Co., investment se-
curities, at 923 Hospital Trust bldg.,
Joe Merchant recently accepted ap-
pointment as Second Lieutenant in the
Cavalry Reserve Corps of the United
Irving Harris recently sent a silver
loving cup to the Brown University
Band to be awarded to the member
who had shown the most improvement
in the year. This is the second cup
of a series planned by Irving in mem-
ory of his father.
Dick Gurney will teach English
and assist in coaching at the Rivers
School, Brookline, Mass., next fall.
Dick will soon be home from Oxford,
wiiere he has made a splendid record.
Warren Cummings, whose engage-
ment we reported last month, is work-
ing in the Cost Department of the
United States Rubber Company, Nau-
Cieorge Rustigian, having learned
the rudiments of the business in New
York, Atlantic City and elsewhere,
has set up as a dealer in oriental rugs
and carpets at 392 Benefit St., Prov-
Bill Canity's new mail address is
697 East ave., Pawtucket, R. I.
Frank Perkins is an engineer and
composer with Mills Music, Inc., at
1 so West 46th St., New York. How
about having Frank go to work now
on a song for our Fifth Reunion in
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Miss Barbara Spring, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. James Wheelock
Spring of Newton Centre, Mass., to
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Albert E. Lowiies '20, of Providence.
Miss Dorothy Hall, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Gardner Wells Hall
of Boston, to Horace Parridge '28, of
Boston and Broolcline, Mass.
Miss Betty Alexander Stearns,
daughter of Chief Justice and Mrs.
Charles Falconer Stearns of Provi-
dence, to Mark R. Flather '24, of
Miss Isabel Place Sullivan, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sullixan
of New York and Greenwich, Conn.,
to Paul W. Bournique '25n, of Mil-
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191 7 — Robert T. Staples and Miss
Ruth Agee, daughter of the Rev. and
Mrs. H. K. Agee of Brownwood,
Tex., were married in San Antonio
on Feb. 26, 1 93 1. They are at honif
in New Braunfels, Tex.
1922 — Sayles Gorham and Miss
Ruth Campbell of Lowell, Mass.,
were married in Providence on April
25, 1931- Gorham is the son of Pro-
fessor Frederick P. Gorham '93.
1923 — Kenneth P. Sheldon and
Miss Lorna Louise Lowes, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Lowes,
were married on Feb. 28, I93i- The
papers say that they eloped in true
romantic style. Thev are living in
East Williston, N. Y.
1927 — Ralph G. Kenney and Miss
Ruth Edna Spaulding, daughter of
Mrs. George R. Hall, were married
in Providence on April 25, 193'-
Horace R. Patten '30n was best man.
They are at home on Potters ave..
1927 — Clarence S. Sherman and
Miss Florence Elizabeth Raymond,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Raymond, were married in East
Orange, N. J., on April 15, i93'-
They arc at home at 1703 Brown St.,
1928 — Harold K. Halpert ami
Miss Florence Pearl Weinstein were
married in New York late in April,
according to newspaper reports. Mrs.
Halpert is a graduate of Pembroke
College in the class of 1929. Mr. and
Mrs. Halpert are living in Duxbury,
Mass., where Halpert is teaching his-
tory and Latin at Duxbury Academy.
1930 — Renwick B. Dimond and
Miss Lucy de Groat, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Elmer de Groat,
were married in Boston on April 11,
1 93 1. They are living in New York,
where Dimond is with the Guaranty
Company of New Y ork.
191 7 — To Mr. and Mrs. Harold
A. Butler of Havana, Cuba, a second
son, Kenneth Morton, on Feb. 11,
1921 — To Mr. and Mrs. Carlton
L. Dunham of Plainfield, N. J., a
second son, Richard Cobb, on April
1923 — To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
C. Brady of Elizabeth, N. J., a sec-
ond son, on April 14, 1 93 1.
1924 — To Mr. and Mrs. Robert
C. Locke of Beverly Hills, Calif., a
second daughter, Marian Vervena, on
April 12, 1931.
1924 — To Mr. and Mrs. S. Ever-
ett Wilkins, Jr., of Providence, twins,
Cornelia Wilkins and Richard Leon-
ard Wilkins, on April 23, 1 93 1.
191 in — To Mr. and Mrs. Byron
M. Flemming of Providence, a daugh-
ter, Anne Campbell, on April 17,
I919n — To Mr. and Mrs. James
B. Corey of Pawtucket, R. I., a
daughter, Carol, on April 12, 1931.
1929 — To Mr. and Mrs. Warren
B. Francis of Washington, D. C, a
daughter, Janet King, on April 29,
I929n — To Mr. and Mrs. Robert
P. Leedy of Youngstown, Ohio, a
daughter, Betsy Ann, on April 22,
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Junior Prom took place on April
24th and was a great success. It was
followed on the next day by the Sen-
ior tea-dance in the afternoon and the
All-College dance sponsored by the
Brownies in the evening. Three
dances in two days for the busy sen-
Elections have been occupying a
prominent place and so far have re-
sulted as follows : President of Stu-
dent Government Association — Row-
ena Bellows, daughter of Beulah Shel-
don Bellows; President of Senior
Class — Beatrice Hunt; President of
Athletic Association — Margaret
Bates ; President of Christian Associa-
tion — Mary Kernan; President of
Komians — Helen Moffitt ; Editor of
the Record — Alice Gindin ; Editor of
the Sepiad — Emily M. Hussey; and
President of the Press Club — Agnes
The Seniors have elected the fol-
lowing officers to serve until their fifth
reunion : President — Marjorie Bat-
tersby; Vice-President — Helen Dan-
iel; Secretary — Elizabeth Considine ;
Treasurer — Dorothy Noble; and
Alumnae Representative for Reunions
• — Hester Hastings, daughter of Hest-
er Mercer Hastings, '03.
The Seniors chose Professor R. H.
George as their favorite professor, and
he was the speaker at the Spring Day
Harriet A. Schmaltz, '31, of Dal-
las, Texas, was crowned May Queen
on Mav Dav.
Brown Alumnae Activities
The Alumnae Fund
The Alumnae Association, like
more than one hundred others, has
found that the Alumnae Fund is by
far the best method of supporting
alumnae work and making an annual
gift to the College. Last year it re-
ceived from dues a little over $1,100.
This year it has received in gifts over
$2,700. Of this amount, forty-three
life membershavecontributed $492.50.
It has gained many new members, and
by the time it has received contribu-
tions from all who were members last
year, will go well over the budget of
Association expenses and will be able
to gi\e the College $500 for a Fresh-
The following classes have a niem-
bcrsjiip of 50 percent, or more in the
Alumnae Association: 1894, 1^95,
1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901,
1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907,
1909, 1910, 1911, and 1914-
Some of the other classes lack just
a few members in order to enroll a
50 per cent membership. One of the
above classes has lOO per cent mem-
bership and two other classes have al-
most reached that state of perfection.
America?! Aliuiini (J'juncil
The American Alumni Council
held its annual meeting in Atlanta
from April 15-18. The conference
began with a reception at which Wes-
leyan College at Macon — ninety miles
away — was the host. With true
southern hospitalit\' a delegation came
from the college to extend its greet-
ing. In costume and story they de-
picted the history of the college, which
claims the distinction of being the
first to admit women.
At eight o'clock on the morning of
the 1 6th the conference was formally
opened with a kindergarten for new-
members. Apparently everyone felt
that he belonged in that class for ev-
eryone attended. The program for
tlie various sessions included papers
on "Alumni Office Records" (this
.showed how Michigan keeps records
of its 30,000 alumni), "The Average
College Graduate I^oks at Adult
Education," "What the College Can
Do for Its Alumni," "What the Col-
lege Expects from Its Alumni,"
"What the College Can Do to Make
the Student a Good Alumnus,"
"Alumni Funds," "The Relation Be-
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tween Alumni Fund-raising and Pub-
licity," and "Alumni Magazines."
The group meetings proved most
helpful, particularly the sessions de-
voted to the small endowed colleges
and to the women's colleges.
The delegates were addressed by
three college presidents and were en-
tertained at Emory College ( Bobby
Jones's alma mater), Georgia Tech,
Agnes Scott College and Spelman
College. These colleges are all in At-
lanta or its immediate vicinity and af-
forded an unusual opportunity to gain
a greater knowledge of and respect
for education in the South.
Throughout the conference Alumni
Fund literature from over a hundred
colleges was on display and many of
the delegates commented favorably
upon the valentine which our own As-
sociation sent out early in February.
Jessica Barr, Brown 1913, repre-
sented Vassar and Gertrude Allen
McConnell, 19 10, represented Brown.
"Incunabula and Americana"
Probably nobody in the country is
so well qualified to write on the sub-
ject of early printed books and early
American books as is ALirgaret B.
Stillwell, '09. Her new book, In-
cunabula and Americana, which was
recently published by the Columbia
University Press, bears testimony to
her expert knowledge and training.
As an assistant in the John Carter
Brown Library (1909-14), then as a
cataloguer of rare and important
books in the New York Public Li-
brary (1914-17), and finally as cur-
ator of the Annmary Brown Mem-
orial since that date, she has become
one of the foremost authorities in her
field. As general editor of the Second
Census of Fifteenth Century Books
Owned in America, and as American
Secretary to the German Commission
for a General Catalogue of Incuna-
bula, she has had an unusual oppor-
tunity to extend her knowledge.
The New York Hcralil Tribune ,
in its Sunday editions of March 15
and 22, says: "It is clear that she is
unusually familiar with the books
about which she writes as the result
of her long experience. Knowing her
subject so well, she writes about it
readably as well as reliably. ... It \^
indeed a thoroughly well-informed,
the numerous superficial and ignorant
but pseudo-knowing books."
Anotlier critic says: "Moreover
with her technical knowledge Miss
Stillwell unites a kindling enthusiasm
for her subject. . . . This work will
answer many questions which perplex
a beginner in the lore of rare books
and will be of benefit to a veteran in
that field." We e.xtend to Miss Still-
well the congratulations of the Alum-
nae Association upon her splendid
The Brown Alumnae Club of
Eastern Pennsylvania met for supper
on May 9 at the home of Alice Till-
inghast Bartlett at 18 East Provi-
dence Road, Lansdowne, Penn.
Those pre.sent in addition to the host-
ess were Dorothy Roth, Florence
Beitenman, Mildred E. Runyeon,
Mabel Tourtellot Whitbeck, all of
Reading, Edith Peckham Kinder of
Bala, Lila Crapo of Philadelphia, Ev-
elyn Salmon of Germantown, Miriam
Dick Flores of Upper Darby, Claudia
Wilson Ridington of Conschohocken,
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yeon. The hostesses for the autumn
and winter meetings will be Amy Ea-
ton Watson of Haverford and Miri-
am Dick Flores of Upper Darby.
'1 he dates have been set tentatively
for October 24 and February 21.
Secretary: AL'ldred C. Runyeon, 420
South 20th St., Reading, Penn.
The Brown Alumnae Club of
Southeastern Massachusetts was en-
tertained by the Taunton group on
I\Lay 22nd at the Outing Clubhouse
which the College maintains on the
outskirts of Taunton. Guests were
present from Fall Ri\er and New
1930 — Alice Walter to Mac Don-
ald Fulton, Carroll College '28,
Brown A.M. 1930.
1902 — Ella B. McCaffrey was
married to Rev. Arthur Harmon
Winn in December, 1930. Dr. Winn
is a graduate of Union College and of
Harvard Theological School and is
pastor of the Lhiitarian Church in
Flint, Michigan. Rev. and Mrs.
Winn are living at 1008 Nortli Ham-
ilton Avenue in Flint.
1928 — Rosina Quinones was mar-
ried in April. We expect to have
more complete information for the
1929 — Florence P. Weinstein was
married to Harold Karl Halpert, '28,
in Waterbury, Conn., on April i8th.
1930 — Mary D. Diener was mar-
ried to J. J. B. Sisk, Jr., 193 1, on
April 7, 1 93 1, and is living at 67
Barnes Street, Providence.
1 92 1 — To Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
A. DAtri (Sarah Ann Hill), a
daughter, Maria Elvira DAtri, on
May I, 1931.
ig2 7 — To Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lev-
in (Catherine Eisenberg), a daughter,
Gladys Diane, on March 14, i93i-
1896 — Florence Whiting Easter-
brooks (Mrs. F. D.) is now living in
Coeymans, N. Y.
1897 — Mabel Potter has returned
from Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia,
having made part of her trip by air-
plane. She is a landscape designer
and we are fortunate in having her
services for our Pembroke College
1902 — ALiude Clarke Covell's new
address is 56 Sowams Road, Barring-
1905 — Sarah Gridley Ross has
written to the Alumnae Oifice that she
is "enjoying Wisconsin very much. It
is quite alive — and different in many
ways from eastern institutions." She
adds that she is glad, however, that
she knows the Atlantic seaboard.
1905 — Alice J. Macomber has built
a new home at 112 Hill Top Road,
1906 — Alice Tillinghast Bartlett
has moved from Philadelphia to 18
East Prcividence Road, Lansdale,
1906 — Grace ]\L Sherwood has
been cited by both the Senate and
General Assembly of Rhode Island
for her invaluable assistance. Her
official title is Legislative Referee Di-
rector. Besides writing innumerable
acts and resolutions of a serius na-
ture, she frequently writes poems for
the members on request, to celebrate
a particular event. In connection
with her legislative reference work
she is the compiler of published mono-
graphs of comparative studies of the
laws of the various states upon specific
subjects, and her experience with suc-
cessive assemblies has trained her to a
high dgree of efficiency. She has writ-
ten the book and lyric for several
musical comedies, produced by college
organizations and semi-professionally.
Two of the prizes Miss Sherwood
has won have been the award of the
Houghton MifRin Publishing Com-
pany for the most intelligent plan for
arousing interest through the United
States in a new publication and the
Doubleday-Doran Company prize for
the best fifty-word publishers' "blurb"
for Show Boat.
jgcij — Ethel Robinson Heckman
directed the production of Mis' Nelly
of N'Orleans, which was recently pre-
sented by "The Players." She has also
directed and acted in a number of
other plays given by that organiza-
tion this season.
I go7— Blanche Smith Mitchell was
chairman of the Pageant Committee
for the town of Billcrica at its Ter-
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centenary celebration in 1930. She
collaborated in the writing and pro-
duction of the pageant, which had a
cast of four hundred.
1907 — Mildred Carnes Nuttall has
moved to 40 Vane St., Norfolk
1909 — May Hall James, Professor
of Sociology at Sarah Lawrence Col-
lege, will be a member of the visiting
faculty at George Peabody College,
Nashville, Tenn., during the coming
summer. She will conduct three
courses in Education for advanced
191 1 — Lida Bassett Bird has mov-
ed to her new home at Juniper Hill,
178 Marsh Road, Belmont, Mass.
1911 — Beth Hughes Browne
(Mrs. Zoe D.) has moved to The
Parsonage, Beliot St., Darien, Wis.
19 1 3 — Mary Clarke returned on
May 9th from a si.x months' trip to
France and Germany.
1 91 3 — Minnie Taylor will sail on
the Berengaria on June 20th to spend
two months abroad.
1920 — Edith S. Bowen received her
Ph. D. degree from the University of
Chicago on March 17, 1931.
1 92 1 — Josephine Hope will sail for
Europe on the Statendam on June
1923 — Ruth Phyllis Appel com-
pleted the work for her M. A. at
Northwesteern LTniversity in Evans-
ton, III., last fall and will receive her
degree in June. She is teaching in
Des Plaines, 111., but expects to spend
the summer in the East. Her Boston
address is 261 F"ranklin St.
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recently circularized all Brown men suggesting that they file the names
of their sons as prospective students, the same to compose a preferred
list. This is an excellent idea, and no doubt you have submitted the
What provision have you made to finance your son's education?
Have you heard of the Puritan Child's Educational Fund Contract? It
is truly a remarkable plan and we have yet to find its equal.
Just mail the attached coupon to-day for complete information. We
shall be glad to serve you.
PURITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
TURKS HEAD BUILDING
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
PURITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Turks Head Building,
Providence, R. I.
Kindly send me information regarding yonr Child's
Educational Fund Contract.
Father's Date of Birth - - _ ^
Child's Da te of Birt h ^
Name - _ - - -