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No. 1 
JUNE, 1931 










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No. 1 

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 
the work. 

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. 


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 
active life. 

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. 


Will Offer 

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. 
Middle Campus. 

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 


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- 
umbia University. 

10:00 a.m. Alumnae Association. 
Annual Meeting. Alumnae Hall. 

1 :(X) p.m. Alumnae Luncheon. 
Alumnae Hall. 

4:30 p.m. Reception and Garden 
Party. Alumnae Hall Campus. 

2 :oo p.m. Class Meetings. 
Alumnae Hall. 

7 :00 p.m. Reunion Supper. 
Alumnae Hall. (Reservations must 
be made by June 10. 

8:15 p.m. Koniian Play. 

4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Exercis- 
es. First Baptist Meeting House. 

Chiff Justice Charles Evans Hughes, '81, who will preside at Alumni Meeting, June 15 


9 :00 a.m. Procession forms on 
Middle Campus. 

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. 
Manning Hall. 

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 
New Hampshire. 

9:00 to 11:00 p.m. President's 
Reception. Faculty Club, 13 Brown 


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 
been tried. 

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 



1932 1933 








1909 1 



1906 1906 































































1938 1939 















1 1901 
































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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. 



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- 
mer school. 

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- 

• « » 

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." 


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JUNE, 1431 

\ 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 
in 1900: 

"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 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- 
quate compensation. 

"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 
of Brown." 

• • • 

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- 
eral strengthening. 

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- 


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 
29 2-3. 

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- 
al Supporter." 

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 public. 

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- 


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 
conspicuous popularity. 

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 
Falls, N.Y. 

"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. 


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- 
ination earlier. 

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 

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. 


Commencement Brevities 


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 
come ? 

Very sincerely yours, 
Clarence A. Barbour. 

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Sheepskins Offered 

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- 
lows : 

"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-" 
* * * 

Convocation Speaker 

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- 

* * * 

Worcester Academy 

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- 
ments unembarrassed'." 


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. 

Continuing Fellows 

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 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 
Dean IMason. 

The Liber has retained the personal 


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. 

=*^ * * 
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 
United States. 

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- 
ent plans. 

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. 


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 

* * * 

Briefer Mention 
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 
Inter-mural leagues. 

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. 

* * * 
Sports Results 

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- 
maining contests. 

* *- * 

"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- 


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 
More Gas)." 

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. 

Faculty Notes 

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 


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- 
ed Alumni. 

President Schwartz also expects to 
introduce the new president, who will 
assume office on July i to serve for 
the next two years. 

« * • 

New York 

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 
schedule : 

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 


Trustees, Colorado Woman's College, 
6:30 p.m. 

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. 

* * * 

Si. Louis 

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- 
bour's visit. 

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- 
niings '22. 

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. 

Merrimack J'alley 
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. 


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, 
R. I. 

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 
apparently improved." 

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- 
est photograph. 

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- 



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 
wholly W.C.T.U. 

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 
sts., Philadelphia. 

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., 
High School. 

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." 




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 
surprising ease. 

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. 



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- 
ton, Fla. 


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." 




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and are prepared to furnish estimates 


L. H. Meader, Jr., '09, General Manager 

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 
this month. 


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- 
cuss problems. 


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 
next fall. 

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- 
vive him. 

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- 


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 
Agents' Association. 

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- 
umbus, O. 

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 
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that he did not believe "a champion- 
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in our opinion) : "It seems to me that 
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the country shows that the way to in- 
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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- 
pany, advertising. 

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- 
demic year. 


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 
at Yale. 

Ralph Fulton is a construction en- 
gineer with the United States Rub- 
ber Co. at 292 Chapel st.. New Ha- 
ven, Conn. 

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, 
N. Y. 

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 
States Army. 

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- 
gatuck. Conn. 

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 


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- 
ford, Pa. 

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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., 
Wilmington, Del. 

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 
16, 1931. 

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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Student Activities 

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 
chapel exercises. 

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- 
man •~riioIarship. 

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- 



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 

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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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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 
next issue. 

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- 

Class Notes 
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, 
Wellesley, Mass. 

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- 


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 
Downs, Mass. 

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 
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1000 feet above sea level — Fifty miles from New York 


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I " 1 H I ' , I ( ) I V ■ I C A 1 

G R WA T E l?M mN ST 

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^ The University 

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. 


Executive Offices 


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 - _ - - - 

Address _