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ALIJMI^I MONTHLY 






DECEMBER, 1936 VOL. XXXVII, No. 5 



Published monthly, August and September excepted, by the BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY, Inc , at Brown University, Providence, R. L 
Entered at the Post Office, at Providence, R. L, as second class matter, under the law of March 3, 1879, 




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• BROWX ALUMBfl MONTHLY • 



Vol. XXXVII 



PROVIDENCE, R. I., DECEMBER, 1936 



No. 5 



The Youngest Itro\^ii Men 

BY BRUCE M. BIGELOW, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS 



THREE hundred and ninety-five 
Freshmen arrived on College Hill 
September 17 determined to show 
the Tercentenary celebrators of the 
City of Providence that life begins 
v^ith '40. Boasting of the fact that they 
were selected from the largest number 
of applicants in the history of Brown 
University, the Class of 1940 wasted 
no time in letting the City of Provi- 
dence, Brown University, and the Class 
of 19J9 know that a strong Freshman 
Class had come to town. 

The Director of Admissions is mak- 
ing no wild boasts about this year's 
Freshman Class. He is not going to be 
caught saying that this is the best class 
ever to enter Brown. He does admit, 
however, that the Class of 1940 is made 
up of an enthusiastic, likeable, and 
well-mannered group of young men. 
Although right now he is very optimis- 
tic about their academic ability, he will 
make no predictions, for only in June 
will he know if they have offered the 
Faculty more than courteous salutes 
and genial smiles. (Rsg^ ■ 

The present Sophomore Class showed a lower mortality 
than any class for some time. This is an indication that our 
selective system of admissions is working and it is hoped that 
the present Freshman Class will help further in proving this 
point as Time Marches On. 

Born During War 

THE Statisticians of this year's entering class show us that 
Joe Freshman, Brown '40, was born in February, 1918. 
His autobiography tells us that he was born in one of the 
worst years in America's history, that his father found out 
that voting for Wilson did not "keep us out of war" and the 
boy himself later discovered that the war itself did not "save 
the world for democracy." In February of 1918, the 
theatres on Broadway were closed to save coal, but later that 
year Fred Stone warmed the hearts of theatergoers in "Jack 
O'Lantern" and Bruce Bairnsfather made the world laugh 
with his dramatisation of Old Bill in "The Better 'Ole." 

When Joe Freshman was born, 36-year-old Franklin 
Delano Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the United 
States Navy and Alfred M. Landon at thirty was a First 
Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service of the United 
States Army. Dr. William H. P. Faunce, as President of 
Brown, had welcomed a Freshman Class of 203 and a 
militarized undergraduate body of 609. Charles Augustus 
Lindbergh was in his Senior year at Little Falls (Minnesota) 




High School, but young Lindbergh and 
Joe Freshman were eclipsed by the 
World War and Spanish Influenza. 

Are Freshmen Different? 

EIGHTEEN exciting years have gone 
by since these war babies of 1918 
came into the world. A demoralising 
boom and a catastrophic depression 
have both been witnessed by the young 
men of the Class of 1940. Has it made 
them any different from the entering 
classes in 1926 and 1916? There are 
some educators who tell us that college 
students today are less gentlemanly, 
that they are too sophisticated, that 
they have no sense of responsibility, 
that they lack college spirit, and that 
they are pitifully soft. I don't believe 
them. Freshmen are after all 18-year- 
old boys with all the charm, enthusi- 
asm, ambition, recklessness, and zest for 
life which you, Mr. Alumnus, doubt- 
less had in 1926, 1916, or 1876. 

There is no such thing as a Brown 

type. The Class of 1940 is made up of 

Dr. Bigelow 395 individuals who have come from 

24 different states and from scores of 
high schools and private preparatory schools. Those of us 
who have watched the geographic distribution over the last 
few years are happy to note that Brown is gaining in strength 
outside New England. This year 40 per cent, of the Fresh- 
men have come from across the New England border as 
against 34.2 per cent, last year. The figures for the last six 
years are as follows: 1931— 34.37o; 1932— 34.5%. ; 1933— 
35.6%; 1934—32.9%; 1935—34.2%,; 1936—40.0%,. 

Another interesting observation this year is that the 
number coming from New Jersey has doubled. Unques- 
tionably this increase has been due in large part to the 
activity of the Brown Club of New York and the rejuve- 
nated Brown Club of New Jersey. Alumni clubs every- 
where have done their part in the Alumni Cooperative 
Admissions Program. Charles J. Hill, '16, as Chairman of 
this project of the Associated Alumni, kept in close contact 
with the various clubs during the year and gave invaluable 
service to the Admissions office. 

Presidential and Other Sons 

THE present and past presidents of the Associated 
Alumni, Royal W. Leith, '12 and Henry S. Chafee, '09, 
have both been enthusiastic workers in the Alumni Admis- 
sions Program and this year we were glad to welcome their 
sons to the Freshman Class from Exeter and Andover 



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respectively. In New York City Dr. Harvey N. Davis, '01, 
President of the Brown Club, Joseph F. Halloran, '16, 
Chairman of the Alumni Cooperative Admissions Program, 
and Joseph A. O'Neil, '31, Executive Secretary of the 
Brown Club, have arranged luncheons and dinners for 
scores of prospective Freshmen. Freshman delegations 
from all the club areas throughout the country show the 
result of increased activity. The presidents of the Chicago 
Brown Club during the year, George O. Podd, '20 and John 
J. Monk, '24, acclaim their delegation this year as the best 
ever. 

Although there is no Brown Club in Paris, two of us on 
the Faculty had a hand in the matriculation of two Freshmen 
who had spent most of their lives in France. Frank M. 
Warren, son of Francis W. Warren, a consulting engineer, 
and George Jay Gould, Jr., great-grandson of Jay Gould, 
have changed their addresses from Avenue Foch to Hege- 
man Hall. 

The geographic distribution is as follows : Massachusetts 
— 77; Providence — 73; Rhode Island (outside Providence) 
— 59; New York — 66; Connecticut — 22; New Jersey — 38; 
Pennsylvania — 1 1 ; West and Middle West — 34; South — 8; 
Other New England States- -4; Canal Zone — 1 ; Foreign — 
2; Total— 395." 

Compared with last year's class, there is an increase this 
year in the number of Freshmen who have entered from 
private schools. We anticipate that the policy of having 
approximately half of the entering class from private schools 
and the same for public schools will be continued. 

Number entering from Public High Schools: New Eng- 
land— 144; Outside New England— 79; Total— 223. Num- 
ber entering from Private Preparatory Schools: New 
England— 91; Outside New England— 81; Total— 172; 
Grand Total— 395. 

"After College, What?" 

FORTY-THREE per cent, of the Class of 1940 are undecided 
about their vocations. This fact may be construed by 
some people as an indication of the lack of intelligence of 
modern Freshmen, but most of us feel that it is a sign of 
wisdom. This is the first year that we have discovered no 
entering student definitely aiming for the field of brokerage. 
Furthermore, this is the first class for some time which 
boasts of three boys planning on farming. And yet all three, 
I understand, do not relish eight o'clock classes! One young 
man, wishing to take no chances on an uncertain market, 
has indicated embalming as his choice. Only one boy is 
heading now for politics, yet 10 per cent, of this year's class 
have been high school class presidents. 

This year there is a decline in the number going into 
medicine, but this is due to our selective system rather than 
to any shift in the interests of youth. Brown has an enviable 
reputation in the pre-medical sciences and there is a con- 
tinual increase in the number of applicants. Those of us 
handling admissions have selected the group with great care 
so that our reputation in the pre-medical course will not only 
be maintained but enhanced. 

Their proposed vocations are: Engineering — 43. Law — 
30. Medicine — 28. Teaching — 21. Business — 20. Chem- 
istry — 14. Journalism — 12. Manufacturing — 8. Banking 
— 4. Research (Science) — 4. Farming — 3. Finance — 3. 
Insurance — 3. Ministry — 3. Real Estate — 3. Advertising 
— 2. Dentistry — 2. Metallurgy — 2. Textile work — 2. 
Theatre — 2. Architecture, Aviation, Contracting, Em- 
balmer. Florist, Hotel work, Merchant, Photography, 



Politics, Publishing, United States Navy, and Scouting — 1 
each. Not stated — 6. Undecided— 168. Total — 395. 

The fathers of our Freshmen are a varied group as far as 
occupations are concerned. Business of one form or another 
heads the list but also included are 25 engineers, 16 lawyers, 
16 physicians, 10 educators (one a college dean), and army 
officers, judges, writers, musicians, artisans, policemen, 
grocers, architects, theatrical producers, etc. 

The Typical Freshman 

APPLICATION blanks show us that the average height of 
the Brown Freshman this year is five feet, ten inches. 
The tallest boy is six feet five, and the shortest exactly five 
feet. The weights average 154 pounds, the heaviest boy 
weighing 220 pounds and the lightest, 105 pounds. The 
average age is 18 years and seven months. The youngest boy 
in the class is 16 years and one month and the oldest member 
of the class, a young man who like several others has worked 
since graduation from high school, is 23 years and 11 
months. 

The youngest boy is one of thirty-five sons of Brown 
alumni who are members of the Class of 1940. There are 
altogether 1 1 3 boys in the class who have one or more rela- 
tives who attended Brown. We have found the sons-of- 
alumni group one of our strongest nuclei in Freshman 
classes. Academically and socially, they reflect great credit 
on their fathers and the college. In admissions work, they 
are considered a preferred group. They are so good, how- 
ever, that we haven't had to resort to the policy of one 
college dean who admitted "we will admit sons of alumni as 
long as they are out of jail by the time college opens." 

The subjects liked best by our Freshmen this year, accord- 
ing to their own statements on the application blanks, are 
English, History, and Mathematics. The least liked subjects 
"prize" was won by Foreign Languages with History and 
Algebra receiving "honorable" mention. In almost every 
case we find that if the student liked the teacher, he liked 
the subject. 

Outside the classroom, our Freshmen showed considerable 
interest in extra-curricular activities. The class officer list 
is as follows: President — 41. Vice-President — 12. Secre- 
tary — 4. Treasurer — 21. Student Council — 58. A Club 
officer — 135. 

Athletics attracted 297 of the Freshmen, publications 170, 
dramatics 136, glee club 69, debating 54, orchestra 51, and 
band 32. It is most unusual to find any student in the class 
who has taken no part in school activities. 

Our interviewing system is running smoothly and alumni 
in every key city have contributed unsparingly of their time 
and energy. Three hundred and twenty-nine Freshmen 
were interviewed by the Director of Admissions in schools, 
at alumni club meetings, or in the Administration Building. 
Hundreds of others were interviewed by alumni and admis- 
sion officers, but ninety-nine out of the three hundred and 
ninety-five Freshmen who entered were seen by designated 
alumni interviewers. Six sets of brothers in the Class of 
1940 added to the confusion in the Admissions office this 
Summer, but at last we think we have them straightened out. 

Three Revolutionisers 

IT seems to me that Admissions offices have probably 
changed more in the last quarter century than during any 
other full century of college history. Three inventions are 
chiefly to blame: the automobile, the typewriter, and the 
telephone. A boy and his parents now step into their car in 
Peoria, Illinois, or Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and visit the 



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colleges in which they are interested. Campus guides at 
Brown are busy all Summer showing visitors where Rocham- 
beau's troops knocked down part of the wall of University 
Hall during the Revolution. Admissions officers are busy 
explaining to these visitors that Tom's record is full of holes 
and that he is inadequately prepared for Brown, that Dick 
can be admitted and elect the courses at Brown which will 
prepare him for his chosen vocation, and that Harry will be 
able to secure an ideal roommate. The automobile has moved 
the applicant right into the Admissions office. 

The typewriter has made it possible for applicants, 
parents, friends, alumni, and undergraduates to write hun- 
dreds of letters recommending certain candidates. Admis- 
sions mail has probably increased a hundredfold since the 
day when these Freshmen were born. The telephone has 
also brought the voices of these same people into the Admis- 
sions office to inquire about Jones, and to recommend Smith 
and Brown. No longer is there a Summer vacation in offices 
of Administration under the elms. 



These three inventions, although quadrupling admissions 
work and revolutionizing admission procedure, have made it 
possible for us to secure a fairly complete picture of every 
applicant. Mistakes are still made but they should be fewer 
as the applicants' personnel information is increased. Every 
Director of Admissions wishes that parents and teachers 
could somehow convince their boys of the importance of fill- 
ing out application blanks with care. One boy this year gave 
us the following name and address as a reference: Lulu 
Brown, New York City. We would like to know what Lulu 
thinks of this young man but we can't do very much about 
the matter unless we at least have her telephone number. 

En Route to Brown 

A GREAT many students every year write and ask us how 
they can go through college with no financial resources. 
The Horatio Alger influence is still with us and scores of 
boys believe that there must be some method by which 
tuition, board, room, books, and incidentals can be offered 




A-\D THEIR FATHERS BEEURE THEM Mcmbera of the Freshman CIttss at Brown, sons oj aiumni, sat joj the above 
traditiontil photograph. They may he identified as foUows. the names redding from left to right in all cases: 



Front Row — Clark T. Foster. Palisade. N. J., son of Harry C. Foster "99; Alfred 
H. Boudreau. Cranston. R. I., son of Alfred H. O. Boudreau '14; John R. 
Bailey. Ashburnham. Mass.. son of Joseph C. Bailey 'OS; Robert B. Perry, 
Westerly, R. I., son of Arthur L. Perry "00; Victor B. Schwartz, Providence, 
R. I., son of Victor A. Schwarts '07; David S. Price, East Aurora. N. Y,, son 
of Irving L. Price '05; John A Leith, Dedham, Mass., son of Royal W. Leith 
'12; Jonathan W. Brown. Sioux City. Iowa, son of Dr. Harold L. Brown '07. 

Second Row: — John J. Cooney, Jr., Providence, R. I., son of John J. Cooney '08; 
James M. Carmark, Providence, R. I., son of James C. Carmark '21; Edward 
E. Ball. Cranston, R. I., son of Claude C. Ball '03; Norman S, Case, Jr.. 
Washington, D. C, son of Norman S. Case '08; Henry D. S- Chafee, Provi- 
dence, R. I., son of Henry S. Chafee '09; Bertram H, Buxton. Jr., Providence, 
R. I., son of Dr. Bertram H. Buxton '04; Robert E. Staff. Brockton, Mass., son 
of Arthur E. Staff '11; George D. Krause, II, Lebanon, Pa,, son of Maxwell 
Krause '10. 

Third Row: — Arthur L. McLaughlin, Providence, R. I., son of Dr. William C. 
McLaughlin '01; Robert I. Smith, Arlington, N. J., son of Irving R. Smith 



'12; A- Inman Marshall, Jr., Malone, N. Y., son of Alvin I. Marshall '08; 

Ralph B. Harris, Salem, Mass., son of the late Ralph B. Harris '97; James W. 

Dow, Worcester, Mass., son of Edwin A. Dow "11; George E. Teehan, Jr., 

Cranston, R. I., son of Dr. George E. Teehan '04; Russell W. Field, Jr., 

Barrington, R. I., son of Russell W. Field '13; John R. Lemon, Providence, 

R. I., son of Alfred B. Lemon '13. 
Fourth Row: — Donald A. Jones, Cranston, R. I., son of Frederick A. Jones '96; 

Gordon T. Colley. Providence, R. I., son of Dwight T. Colley '18; Albert H. 

Curtis, II, Weston, Mass., son of Paul O Curtis '15; Daniel Partridge, Jr., 

Pawtucket. R. I., son of Mrs. Lizzie A. Blackburn Partridge, Pembroke '07; 

John B. Moss, Sharon, Mass., son of Norman A. Moss '00 and Mrs. Harriet 

I. Brooks Moss, Pembroke '99; Myles S. Clegg, Pawtucket, R. L, son of 

Charles M. Clegg '15. 
Fifth Row: — Kirk Hanson, Taunton, Mass., son of the late Edward S. Hanson 

'99; Harold C. Miner, Jr., Providence, R. I., son of Dr. Harold C. Miner '15; 

Francis W. Rollins, Jr., Providence, R. I., son of Francis W. Rollins "16; H. 

Charles Redington. Pittsburgh. Pa., son of Horace R. Redington "13. 



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by the University. One honest young man applying for a 
job stated that he had had no experience except in one occu- 
pation. He had worked in the high school office turning the 
handle of a mimeograph machine. Just another crank letter 
for the files. 

We are particularly interested in one smart young man in 
the Class of 1940 who came to Brown not because of 
faculty, alumni, or undergraduates — attractive as they may 
be. In a small high school in Western New York he was 
directed by the principal to do some housecleaning in the 
office and burn several hundred old catalogues, bulletins, 
and other college publications. While heaving this mass into 
the furnace, he was attracted by "Student Life at Brown", 
and the publication in turn intrigued him to enter this 
University. I may add that he is an excellent student and a 
leader in extra-curricular activities. Sub-freshman work 
may, therefore, take place even in a high school cellar. 

Most of the new men in college, however, do not come by 
accident. Ten thousand loyal alumni, twelve hundred active 
undergraduates, and two hundred members of the Faculty 
are chiefly responsible for a pri;e Freshman Class. The 
assistance given to this work by all members of the Adminis- 
tration is invaluable. Those most actively engaged in admis- 
sions this year were Vice-President James P. Adams, Dean 
Samuel T. Arnold, Assistant Dean Clinton H. Currier, and 
Dr. Arthur R. Tebbutt. To these men and to all the others 
— Faculty, alumni, and undergraduates, I offer orchids. 



Dr. Barbour of Broivn 

(An editorial in the Rochester Chronicle) 

NEWS that Dr. Clarence A. Barbour is to retire as presi- 
dent of Brown University is of interest to Roches- 
terians, who have followed the distinguished career 
of their fellow townsman since he left Rochester in 1929 to 
assume the presidency of one of the East's oldest and most 
distinguished colleges. 

Few men have made the impress on Rochester's life that 
Doctor Barbour did during the years he was minister of the 
Lake Avenue Baptist Church and head of the Rochester 
Theological Seminar)' here. His contacts in the community 
early leaped the bounds of the Baptist denomination; he 
was distinguished in the fields of community activity and 
citizenship. 

Brown has always been close to Rochester, because of the 
common denominational origin of the university with the 
University of Rochester and the eminence of the Rochester 
Theological Seminary in the Baptist denomination. It is 
recalled in fact that Dr. Martin Brewer Anderson, first 
president of the University of Rochester, once was offered 
the presidency of Brown but declined it because of his com- 
mitments here. 

Doctor Barbour is a man of broad outlook and inspiring 
leadership. He has led Brown capably, as he led his Roches- 
ter charges capably. He now will enjoy the well earned rest 
made necessary by advancing age and failing health. But 
in his leisure years he can contemplate with satisfaction the 
fruits of his labors both at Rochester and at Providence. 



DR. WRISTON'S INSTALLATION 

The installation of Dr. Henry M. Wriston as 
President of Brown ITniversity will take place on 
Wednesday, February 3rd, it was announced as 
this issue was on the presses. Full details will be 
available in the January issue. 



Problems; 
ISlioultlers 



LEAST to be envied of all Brown men are the members of 
the University's Athletic Council, whose weighty 
J problems pressing for attention in recent weeks have 
called them into many an extra session, have made them a 
clearing house for much heated alumni opinion, and on 
whom alone rests the decision of the several critical ques- 
tions. 

In the immediate foreground was the matter of choosing 
the football coach for 1937, "Tuss" McLaughry's contract 
having expired. Whether it would be renewed, as had been 
the case before during his 11 -year tenure, or whether the 
Council saw advantage in a coaching revolution, had not 
been announced in mid-December. That Brown football 
teams had been outclassed in late seasons, no one denied, but 
most alumni hesitated to ascribe the cause to any one factor. 
A few alumni showed no hesitation at all, as Athletic 
Council mail probably would have disclosed. Men from 
other colleges and officials at Brown games seemed agreed 
that Brunonian material was not comparable to that of its 
rivals. The coaching question then resolved itself as to 
whether the best use had been made of that material. 

In the background still loomed the problem of financing 
an athletic program when meagre football gate receipts 
slashed at the chief prop of that program. Certainly recent 
Brown football teams have not been good drawing cards, 
from the public's point of view. Did an endowment hold 
promise for solving sports financial worries? If so, was it a 
possibility? 

Did the fault with the football situation lie with the 
schedules? Had they been too difficult for a LJniversity the 
size of Brown? Or does competition "make a team" in the 
long run? Would easier schedules adequately finance the 
sports program? These were other questions raised and 
considered long and earnestly by the Athletic Council. 

Not ignored v^'as the fact that Brown had, despite the 
varsity football slump, an athletic year in 1936 notable for its 
successes. Three championship minor sports teams, and 
improved records in other sports, major and minor, gave 
evidence of this situation. These teams had faced rugged 
schedules, the soccer team having just completed its season 
undefeated although playing the most severe schedule ever. 
But these other sports, while perhaps more fun to play than 
football, brought little revenue. 

The demand for less ambitious schedules in varsity foot- 
ball also found itself not easily reconciled with such a hope 
as membership in the bruited Ivy League. In this connection 
it is interesting to note that whereas Brown has been men- 
tioned with the group in previous instances, the current 
rumors left her outside. As one sports writer said, "While 
the ivy at Brown had climbed over hundreds of square feet 
of ancient brick walls before the concrete was dry at some 
of the seven institutions named, the deterring factor in 
Brown's lack of consideration is doubtless the low depth to 
which her football has descended. The news dispatches 
from several major football camps this fall have referred 
more and more to Brown as a minor rival, and the recent 
teams' records did little to change that." 

As Athletic Council members continued their delibera- 
tions, they hoped to find courses of action which would be 
the best for Brown, realized the impossibility of pleasing 
every single alumnus with their eventual decisions. 



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?iOT LATELT has one seen sikh a sight as tfus in the Brown stadium. Defeats and consequent small crowds have meant dwindling revenue. 

with which the whole athletic program is to be financed. 



Football Finale 

WHEN nine Seniors trotted out onto the field Thanks- 
giving morning, none of them had shared in a Brown 
varsity football victory over a major rival. That 
record was still mtact at the end of the game. Only once as 
undergraduates had they seen such a game, and one turns to 
the yellowing records of 1933 in order to read of a Brown 
gridiron victory of consequence. In that year one finds a 
single such triumph, over Syracuse. 

The season of 1936, conceived in optimism, ended with 
little to lighten the gloom of recent years. There had been 
three games won, from Rhode Island State by a single point, 
from Tufts, and from Colby. Seven games had been lost : to 
Connecticut State (20-0), Harvard (28-0), Dartmouth 
(34-0), Penn (48-6), Yale (14-6), Holy Cross (32-0), and 
Colgate (32-0). 

A gallant stand had been made at New Haven, where 
many observers felt that Brown had outplayed the Eli. 
Some fine offensive football had been in evidence against 
Tufts, when the Brunonians accounted for half of their 
season's total of 76 points. And there had been periods of 
defensive stubbornness, especially in the line, against Holy 
Cross and Colgate. Otherwise there was little to reward 
the outmatched players for the heart-breaking work against 
physical pounding and psychological handicaps. Several of 
the players deserved a more kindly fate. 

The contract of De Ormond McLaughry terminated with 
the Colgate game. Brown alumni were awaiting with in- 
terest the decision of the Athletic Council with regard to 
the 1937 coaching staff, momentarily expected as the 
Alumni Monthly went to press. 

For 11 years "Tuss" McLaughry has directed Brown 
football destinies, reaching the heights and the depths in 



that time. Coming to Providence after coaching experience 
at Westminster and Amherst Colleges, he saw his teams 
win 54 games, lose 45, and tie three. Of them 10 victories 
and 26 defeats were incidents of the last four years, when 
fortunes were lowest. Before that, his 1926 team was un- 
defeated, though tied by Colgate; his 1928 team lost only 
to Yale and the 1932 team only to Colgate. 

Brown Seniors who have played their final games on 
college gridirons are : Captain Warren Ostergard, Vernon 
Beaubien, Freeman D. Love, Robert A. Love, Robert H. 
Mangiante, Forrest A. Pease, Arthur I. Saklad, Chester A. 
Slater, and Luther Stanhope. 

On December 8 the Athletic Council announced the 
awarding of varsity football letters for 1936 to 24 players, 
including: Seniors — Beaubien, Freeman Love, Robert Love, 
Captain Ostergard, Pease, Saklad, Stanhope; Juniors — 
Atwell, Certuse, Cioci, Foster, Hawley, Petrone, Riegler, 
Sharkey, Turcone; Sophomores — Battles, Bernstein, Blake, 
Carifio, Hall, Kapstein, Larkowich, Wisbach. Seventeen 
lettermen would thus presumably be available for next 
fall's nucleus, together with a delegation from the class of 
1940's undefeated Freshman team, 25 members of which 
were accorded numerals. Speculation for next year is 
futile, but the accent is on hope. 



A Championship Well Earned 

BROWN won the New England Intercollegiate Soccer 
League title, and Yale and Wesleyan tied for second 
place, according to the final tabulations announced by T. W. 
Taylor of Brown, Secretary of the League. Brown finished 
with 14 points with an undefeated season, Wesleyan and 
Yale finished with 10 points each; Harvard and Dartmouth 
were tied for third with eight points each; then followed 



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Mass. State, 6; Amherst, 5; Williams, 3; Conn. State and 
Tufts, two each; Springfield, one; and M. I. T., none. 

Bill Margeson of Brown led the individual scorers with 
1 2 goals. Read of Brown was second with seven ; Kenney of 
Yale was third with six; and Bailey of Dartmouth and Jack- 
son of Brown followed with five goals each. Burbank, 
GafFney and Swaffield were other Brunonians to figure in 
the team's scoring. 

The final team and individual scoring tabulations : 

Games Played V/on Lost Tied Points 

Brown 8 ' 6 2 14 

Wesleyan 7 5 2 10 

Yale 7 5 2 10 

Harvard 7 3 2 2 8 

Dartmouth 6 4 2 S 

Mass. State 6 3 3 6 

Amherst 6 2 4 4 

Williams 4 12 13 

Conn. State 5 14 2 

Tufts 5 14 2 

Springfield 3 2 1 1 

M. I. T. 4 4 (I (I 



111 Tlie x^lailbt^x 

Jewett Farm, 
Hadley, Mass. 
Nov. 28, 1936. 

The Editor. BROWN ALJJMHl MOHTHLT: 

PERMIT me to congratulate you on your last issue of the 
Monthly, as a fine piece of anti-football propaganda. 
But was its mailing date carefully considered, so as to be 
received by us old grads on the eve of the annual Colgate 
debacle? 

Pres. Cutts was an AU-American Harvard tackle. Pres. 
Dennett of Williams was a stand-out at tackle on the 
Williams team for four years. Prof. Marshall Tyler of 
R. I. State was an All-American tackle at Amherst. Yale 
has an Angell, Amherst an earthly King, and Dartmouth 
wins under her red-blooded Hopkins. Major General W. 
D. Connor of West Point was a star halfback. . . . 

Yours for the OLD Brown, 

G. A. Taylor, 190/, 
Colonel, U. S. A., retired. 

:{c :f; ^ :(: ^ 

To the Editor of the BROW'H ALUMHI MOHTHLT. 
Sir:— 

I WISH to propose a plan for the exchange of alumni be- 
tween universities and colleges. There have long been 
exchanges of professors, and also exchanges (sometimes in- 
voluntary) of students. So why not exchanges of alumni? 

Such a plan would make it possible for a discontented 
alumnus to transfer to an institution that, in his maturer 
years, he might prefer to his own. It could be taken advan- 
tage of by those alumni who look only in the sports pages 
tor mention of their Alma Mater and then curse when they 
find it. Such alumni could, by transfer under this plan, 
identify themselves with some college or university where 
athletics receive that fostering and complete attention that 
their importance in the American scheme of higher educa- 
tion demands, and whose football team is able to fill stadia 



and rose bowls with the betting public and empty bottles. 
Reciprocally, some alumni — a few — of the latter college 
or university might be glad to transfer their allegiance to an 
institution of learning. Thus the exchange would be 
mutually advantageous. 

Of course the plan will have to be carefully studied and 
its details worked out, but I am willing to do so if I receive 
any encouragement. Should it get to be too much for me, 
however, I am sure that the Resettlement Administration, 
with its thousands of experts, would be very glad to handle 
it. 

Very truly yours, 

Waldo G. Leland, 1900. 
907 Fifteenth Street, 
Washington, D. C. 
November 6, 1936. 

Pinilico Memorial 

NAMED in memory of the late Charles L. A. Heiser '90, 
president of the Maryland Horse Breeders' Association, 
the Charles L. A. Heiser Handicap for three-year olds was 
run for the first time Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Pimlico track in 
Maryland. The purse was $2,000; the distance was a mile 
and a sixteenth; and the winner was Snobby Scamp, owned 
by Mrs. John Bosley, Jr. In addition to the first prise money 
Mrs. Bosley also received a silver bowl to commemorate the 
first running of the race. 

Heiser, owner of Snow Hill Farm, Glyndon, Md., was a 
founder of the Maryland Horse Breeders' Association, and 
on the farm he laid out a steeplechase course which has 
become well known as the scene of the Maryland Hunt Cup 
Steeplechase. 

In his early years in Providence he played polo with the 
Rumford team and was a leader in promoting outdoor 
sports at Agawam Hunt Club. 



"■They Get William A. Dyer'' 

WILLIAM Allan Dyer '86, recently elected Comman- 
der-in-Chief of the sons of Union Veterans of the Civil 
War, was guest of honor at a reception and dinner given at 
the Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 7. He told his 
friends and neighbors that he had pledged "a virile and 
vigorous defense of the Constitution of the United States" 
at the time of his election and that the Sons of Union Vet- 
erans would "stand fast against all attempts, open and 
insidious, being made to weaken the Constitution." He 
added that "the Constitution has been and always will be a 
symbol of strength against dictatorship and tyranny." 

His fellow speakers lauded him for his constructive civic 
work in Syracuse, one of them saying with force and point : 
"When Syracusans want a job well done, they get William 
A. Dyer to do it." 



O'Brien for Brown 

EUGENE W. O'Brien, editor of Southern Power Journal 
and former member of the Brown Faculty, has repre- 
sented Brown on two recent occasions in the South — at the 
100th anniversary of Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., on 
Oct. 23 and at the Centennial of Emory University, Atlanta, 
this month. The Centennial lasted from Dec. ? to Dec. 13, 
with the academic ceremonies coming on Dec. 12. 



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The Most Venerable 

MARTIN S. Smith '67, marched down College Hill for 
the last time last Commencement. He died on No- 
vember 22 after a brief illness, in his 92 nd year. A 
familiar figure at all Brown functions, and one of her most 
loyal sons, he had been considered by many the oldest living 
graduate of Brown University. In years he was the senior 
of all; the class with which he was graduated was 1867, since 
he had interrupted his college days, begun in 1861, to serve 
m the Union ranks during the Civil War. 

Oldest living graduate of Brown is now unquestionably 
Orray Taft '66 of Brooklyn, N. Y., while the oldest living 
alumnus is Horace F. Carpenter '64 of Edgewood, R. I. 
Theta Delta Chi member, Mr. Taft has been a cotton buyer 
in New Orleans and a gas company executive in New York. 
In 1934 he came back to the Brown campus, his second visit 
since graduation. He is 89 years old. 

Martin Smith saw Brown grow from a tiny institution 
with a Freshman class of 50, with half a dozen buildings and 
a cow pasture instead of a middle campus, to the present 
University. Except for three years in Montana, he has 
always arranged to be on hand for Brown graduation exer- 
cises. The University gave him a cane last Alumni Day. 

An officer in the Civil War, Mr. Smith was prominent m 
the Rhode Island and national work of the G. A. R. In his 
long career he had been soldier, miner, merchant, school 
teacher, town officer, State Representative and Senator, 
town president, trial justice, and farmer. He was famous 
for his knowledge of Rhode Island land values. He lived 
most of his life on the farm where he had been born, but his 
public service made his influence widespread and his busi- 
ness dealings further added to his great circle of friends. "A 
life well lived," the Providence Joxcrnal said of him in a fine 
eulogy. 

In connection with the institution of "oldest living grad- 
uate", the Alumni Monthly is glad to print expressions 
of opinion from two of the senior alumni of Brown. 



"T/ie Oldest Living Graduate" 

HAS Brown University adopted a new policy in deter- 
mining its "Oldest Living Graduate?" With the pass- 
ing of our good old friend Martin Smith, it has become 
possible to ask this question without hurting anyone's 
feelings. 

In the past it has always been considered that "The Oldest 
Living Graduate" was the oldest member of the oldest class 
which still had a survivor, or survivors, his actual age as 
compared with the members of later classes having nothing 
to do with the question. 

In a discussion, a few years ago, in which President 
Faunce, Professor Appleton, William R. Tillinghast, Henry 
R. Palmer, the writer and possibly others took part, the 
above rule was clearly laid down by Doctor Faunce and 
assented to by all. 

Under this rule Orray Taft of the Class of 1866 should 
have become the "Oldest Living Graduate" on the death of 
Dr. George B. Peck, instead of Martin Smith of the Class of 
1867, though Smith was two months older than Taft. In 
winning this title it is the scholastic age, not the physical age 
which counts. The race for the distinction of O.L.G. begins 
for a man on the day he receives his degree. 

However, it has worked out all right this time; Martin 



Smith '67 has enjoyed the title which now falls rightfully 
to Orray Taft '66. 

It is necessary to go back only a few years to find a prac- 
tical illustration of the rule traditionally in force here at 
Brown : 

The late Thomas W. Bicknell of the class of 1860 was, for 
some years before his death, the oldest living alumnus of 
Brown; he was never the oldest living graduate, that honor 
being held in succession through these years by the late 
Governor Augustus O. Bourn followed by the Rev. William 
J. Batt, both members of the Class of US'; 5 but both younger 
than Bicknell of the Class of 1860, who never would have 
yielded to another a distinction which he believed to be his 
own. 

A clear distinction should be made between the terms 
oldest living alumnus and oldest living graduate for they 
are not identical and may, or may not be applicable to the 
same individual. The present is a good time for a thorough 
understanding and crystallization of the rule. 

Walter L. Munro, '79. 



To the Editor of the BROWN ALUMTil MONTHLT; 

DR. Munro in his letter says that a distinction should be 
made between the words "graduate" and "alumnus", 
as they are not identical, but he does not state what the 
distinction is or should be. As a matter of fact in this 
country they mean one and the same thing. Webster's 
Dictionary says that an alumnus is "a male graduate of a 
college or university," and the Century and Standard 
dictionaries concur. In Great Britain the meaning is differ- 
ent, as the Oxford dictionary defines the word as meaning 
a pupil. The original Latin meaning was one who draws 
nourishment or support from another, a foster child, a pupil. 
Who are the alumni who march down College Hill in June? 
Brown graduates, none other. What is the meaning of the 
term in the title of this magazine? The meaning is too well 
established to be disputed. 

The expression "oldest living graduate" is ambiguous. It 
might mean oldest in years since birth, or since graduation. 
The latter sense, it seems, has been agreed upon and accepted 
by good Brown authority, and it is well that it should be so 
understood and acted upon hereafter. 

Edward S. Marsh, 
Brown graduate and alumnus, 1879. 
Brandon, Vt., December 1, 1936. 

% H: :{: :t: 4: 

ORRAY Taft '66, who succeeded Mr. Smith as the dean 
of Brown graduates, received the following felicitous 
greeting from Acting President James P. Adams, who, 
writing on November 27, said: 

"I am informed by the Secretary of the Associated Alumni that 
you are now the oldest hving graduate of Brown University and I 
am writing to extend to you the felicitations of the University, of 
the Corporation and Faculty, and of the Alumni. It is our hope 
that you may long hold this distinction among the ten thousand 
sons of Brown who are scattered throughout the world. 

"Seventy classes have followed in your footsteps down the Hill. 
Brown is larger today than when you left her gates — larger in terms 
of physical plant and in terms of endowment, larger in terms 
of student enrollment and Faculty personnel. But we cherish the 
belief that Brown is still adhering to the high purpose which was 
written large in the language of the Charter and is translating her 
old ideals into significant educational achievement in the world in 
which we live today. 

"We salute you and send our affectionate greetings from College 
Hill." 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The Academic Side 
of Campus News 



Headquarters for History 

HISTORIANS from all parts of the United States, many 
of them among the nation's leading scholars, will 
gather in Providence on Dec. 29, 30 and 31 under 
the auspices of Brown University for the 51st annual meet- 
ing of the American Historical Association. The program 
will range from discussions of Mayan civilization through 
historical aspects of the Federal Resettlement Administra- 
tion. 

Founded in 1884, the American Historical Association 
today has more than 3,000 members, representing colleges 
and universities, libraries, historical foundations, civic, reli- 
gious and other organisations throughout the nation. It is 
designed to coordinate and stimulate interest in a variety of 
historical and related fields. 

Ten other organizations, with interests in specialized his- 
torical subjects, will meet concurrently with the historical 
association, according to Prof. James B. Hedges of Brown, 
chairman of the program committee. Sessions will he held 
at the Providence Biltmore Hotel and at Brown. 

Organizations represented will be the Mississippi Valley 
Historical Association, Conference of State and Local His- 
torical Societies, Agriculture Historical Society, American 
Society of Church History, American Catholic Historical 
Association, History of Science Society, Bibliographical 
Society of America, Mediaeval Academy of America, Na- 
tional Council for the Social Studies and the Business 
Historical Society. 

ALL of the meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 30, will be held 
on the Brown campus and at Pembroke, in Faunce 
House, Manning Hall, Alumnae Hall and at the John 
Carter Brown LibrarJ^ Brown will be host to the delegates 
at a luncheon in Sayles Hall and in Faunce House dining 
rooms at noon. The association's principal dinner will be 
held Wednesday night at the Biltmore ballroom. 

Six other luncheons and dinners are planned, including a 
luncheon conference on Hispanic America, a luncheon con- 
ference of archivists, and a dinner of the Mediaeval Acad- 
emy of America, all on Tuesday, Dec. 29; and luncheon 
conferences of editors of historical publications, and of the 
American Historical Association and the National Council 
for the Social Studies on Thursday, Dec. 3 1 . 

The committee on local arrangements includes Henry D. 
Sharpe, chancellor of Brown, chairman; Prof. Robert H. 
George of Brown, executive secretary; Prof. Sinclair W. 
Armstrong and Prof. Jay B. Botsford of Brown; Herbert 
O, Brigham, state librarian; John Nicholas Brown, a Fellow 
of the university; Howard M. Chapin, librarian of the 
Rhode Island Historical Society; Prof. Theodore Collier of 
Brown; Mrs. Murray S. Danforth, president of the Rhode 
Island School of Design; Prof. Chester H. Kirby of Brown; 
William D. Miller, president of the Providence Public 
Library; Prof. Jarvis M. Morse of Brown; Nathaniel W. 
Smith, president of the Rhode Island Historical Society; and 
Dr. Lawrence C. Wroth, librarian of the John Carter 
Brown Library. 



Heads Economics Department 

PROF. George E. Bigge, associate professor of economics 
at Brown University, has been designated chairman of 
the Department of Economics. 

Since 1931, when Prof. Adams became vice-president of 
the university, Prof. Bigge has been secretary of the Depart- 
ment of Economics. He came to Brown in 1927 as assistant 
professor of economics, and was promoted to associate pro- 
fessor in 1932. He received an A.B. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in 1922 and his Ph.D. from Michigan 
in 1931. Prof. Bigge was an instructor at Michigan from 
1923 until 1927. 

Prof. Bigge has been called upon to serve the State during 
the past few years. He was chairman of the Governor's 
Commission on Interstate Compacts Affecting Industry and 
Labor. He was granted a leave of absence from Brown 
from June 1 to Oct. 1 this year to permit him to accept 
appointment by the Governor as chairman of the State 
Unemployment Compensation Board, organized under the 
State Unemployment Insurance Act. 

A New Freshman Adviser 

NEWLY added to the staff in the Admmistration at Brown 
is Dr. J. Sutherland Frame, instructor in mathematics, 
who is now serving as a Freshman Adviser on part time. In 
this office Dr. Frame is associated with Dean Samuel T. 
Arnold, dean of undergraduates, and will be primarily 
concerned with matters of educational advice and direction 
for Freshmen. He has been at Brown since 1934, when he 
was appointed an instructor. 

Dr. Frame received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from 
Harvard in 1929 and 1933. He was an instructor in mathe- 
matics at Harvard from 1930 to 1933, and held the 
Harvard Travelling Fellowship in 1933-34 while he studied 
at the Universities of Gottingen and Zurich. 

Rockefeller Moderns 

SIX American artists, generally recognized as among the 
most outstanding men of their schools on this side of the 
Atlantic, were represented at the exhibition of 25 water- 
colors from the collection of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 
held in Faunce House Art Gallery at Brown during Novem- 
ber. 

The exhibition, arranged under the auspices of the Brown 
University Department of Art, comes from the Museum of 
Modern Art in New York, to which Mrs. Rockefeller re- 
cently gave her watercolors. 

"These American watercolors are generally acknowl- 
edged to be the finest group in any single collection," Prof. 
Will S. Taylor, chairman of the Department of Art at 
Brown, told students. They were by the late Charles 
Demuth, "Pop" Hart, Charles Burchfield, Preston Dickin- 
son, Edward Hopper, and Maurice Prendergast. 

Legacy in Litigation 

A Court Contest has centered about the will of the late 
Joseph J. McCaffrey '99, Providence alumnus who 
designated generous portions of his estate as a legacy to 
Brown. At the time of his death this fall, it was said that 
he left $10,000 to Rhode Island Hospital to establish two 
free beds, bequests to friends and co-workers, and the residue 
of the estate, said to total $1 50,000, to his Alma Mater. An 
effort to break the will has begun, however. 



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BROWN ALIIMNI MONTHLY 



Books for Broi;vii Shelves 



His Bonus Paid for It 

MANY an interesting yarn could doubt- 
less be told of the uses to which 
World War bonuses were put by 
American veterans, but Harold Murdock 
Taylor's went to one of the most novel pur- 
poses of all. The payment from Uncle Sam 
made possible the publication this year of 
the "Family History of Anthony Taylor of 
Hampton, New Hampshire," on which Mr. 
Taylor (Brown 1915) has been working 
steadily for ten years. Confined to bed and 
chair as the result of World War injuries, 
Mr. Taylor has had the satisfaction of see- 
ing his genealogy actually off the press. 
(Tuttle Publishing Co., $15.) 

Nearly 600 pages long, the account is 
richly illustrated and impressive in its com- 
pleteness. Twelve generations are identified, 
spanning the three centuries from 163 5 to 
the present, and no records are suppressed, 
says Mr. Taylor. He found none of the 
horse-thieves and freebooters that ancestor- 
hunters are traditionally supposed to un- 
earth most embarrassingly. 

"I didn't want to make it just a string of 
dates," Mr. Taylor says, and that approach 
gives pleasure to a reader without family 
ties to invite him. The writer, too, smiles as 
he makes an entry lor 1879 of the child 
"born at Hampton, his mother being provi- 
dentially there." Other early notables with 
a touch of quaintness are the woman who 
"inherited her father's remarkable strength, 
could lift a barrel ot cider over a wagon 
wheel" and the man who married five times 
and was joshed for his numerous matrimo- 
nial alliances. He remarked, "When God 
takes one wife, I take another." 

According to one Boston review, "An- 
thony Taylor is more than a genealogy or 
history ot a particular family. ... It 
abounds in early American history and is 
replete with incidents quaint, picturesque, 
and otherwise reflecting the manners and 
customs of the times. . . . William Bradford, 
John Winthrop and other historic worthies 
in the beginning of New England have 
long had their books and papers; now, 
some of the less known, less glamorous of 
our forefathers, yet equally pioneers and 
founders, are 'breaking into print'!" 

The book contains many Rhode Island 
records and references to important events 



in State history. At least eight Brown men 
and women come in for mention, detailed 
or incidental, including; John Merrill, 
1793, early Wiscasset (Me.) attorney and 
overseer, Bowdoin College; Samuel Gridley 
Howe, 1821, of world renown; Rose Ade- 
laide Witham, gl901, teacher, editor and 
author; Amos Leavitt Taylor, 1901, Boston 
attorney, and his son, Amos Leavitt Taylor, 
Jr., 1935, now at Harvard Law School; 
Raymond L. Stickney, 1915, Providence 
artist; Isabel Taylor, 1918, social settle- 
ment director, now in charge of Workers' 
Education for New York City; and the 
author, former advertising executive. 

While Anthony Taylor settled in Hamp- 
ton and is recognized as one of the found- 
ers of New Hampshire, descendants fol- 
lowed the ever westward-moving frontier 
and grew with the country. Thus, the 
book, recording these changes, contributes 
to the local and family history of most 
States and Provinces of Canada. There are 
over 60 illustrations — of old documents, 
signatures, homesteads, maps and portraits; 
some 1500 other surnames. The volume is 
called the Tercentenary edition and is in- 
scribed to the memory of "Anthony Taylor 
and Phillipa, His Wife, whose decision to 
emigrate to the New World was so momen- 
tous in consequence to their descendants." 

It is a splendid record of a splendid 
family, and New Hampshire folk and 
Taylor folk, in their pride, must be grateful 
to the Brunonian whose research is now so 
happily completed. 

H; * * 

A Great Task Ended 

THE Carnegie Institution of Washington 
has just published the eighth and final 
volume ot the important series edited 
by Dr. Edmund C. Burnett '90, Letters of 
Members of the Continental Congress, a 
portly volume of 999 pages. The editing of 
this valuable series has been Dr. Burnett's 
principal life-work, and has occupied him 
for nearly thirty years. As the Continental 
Congress held its sessions behind closed 
doors, the six thousand letters or portions 
of letters printed in this series cast more 
light upon its transactions, as set forth in 
Its published journal, than has ever been 
cast before or could by any other means be 
provided; and competent judges have de- 




■ WAIT mo FOR LEFTY' 

A dTamdtic scene from the distinguished Soc\ and Busltin production 

of the contemporary American play. 



clared that Dr. Burnett's annotations and 
introductions to these volumes constitute 
the finest large piece of editorial work upon 
historical documents which has ever been 
done in the United States. Dr. Burnett is 
now preparing a history of the Continental 
Congress, a subject of which he knows more 
than anyone else ever has known. 
* * * 
Anti-Borah 

A VIGOROUS indictment of Senator William 
E. Borah for his attitude toward the 
Negroes of America was printed recently 
in The Crisis, the official organ of the 
National Association for the Advancement 
of Colored People. The writer was Louis 
L. Redding '23, who continues to show his 
ability to express himself forcefully and 
well, as he promised to do as an under- 
graduate. 

"It would seem from this analysis of the 
Senator from Idaho," says the editor's fore- 
word, "that Negro citizens can place little 
dependence in him as a statesman, and 
none at all in him as a man having any 
conception of the hopes, ambitions, and 
rights of Negro Americans." 

Issues discussed were the famous case of 
the 25th Infantry (Colored) at the time of 
the Brownsville raid in 1906, when Borah 
called the Negro troops "traitors"; quoted 
statements of Borah's against the extension 
of the vote to Negroes; and especially his 
activity against the federal anti-lynching 
bills. 

* * * 

Poetry by '91 Men 

A VOLUME of '91 verse, an anthology of 
the work of a class noted for its poets, 
is projected for the near future, according 
to the class president. Rev. Charles A. 
Meader. He has appointed as a committee 
to edit and publish such a collection: Abram 
Mendenhall, chairman, Arthur H. Colby, 
William H. Paine, and George J. Holden. 

* * * 
Wheaton's Editor 

DR. George Grafton Wilson "86 is 
back in Cambridge, Mass., after spend- 
ing the summer and early fall in Grafton, 
Vt., and is busy on various projects, one of 
the most interesting of which is editing 
Wheaton's 77iterncitional Law to commemo- 
rate the 100th anniversary of the edition of 
1836. He is now free from class room 
appointments at Harvard, where his serv- 
ices were proudly noted during the recent 
Tercentenary. Wheaton, a member of 
Brown's class of 1802 and a distinguished 
American diplomat, is considered the father 
of International Law. 

* * * 
Selling Ideas 

TESTED Selling Ideas," by Carroll B. 
Larrabee '18, managing editor of 
Printers' Inl^, and Henry W. Marks, a 
colleague, has been published by McGraw- 
Hill Book Company, New York City. The 
book contains more than 200 selling ideas, 
taken from the files of Printers' In/; and 
Printers' ln}{ Mo7it/ily and the material 
"covers sales, merchandising and advertis- 
ing problems." 

* * * 

Fictioneers 

David De Jong (in Esqiiire), Walter D. 
Shackleton (in Collier's), and Quentin J. 
Reynolds (in Collier's) are among Bru- 
nonians whose short stories are currently 
on the magazine stands. 



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The Fraternity Pledges 



AFTER one of the earliest rushing peri- 
l\ ods in recent years, the 19 national 
fraternities pledged their 1940 dele- 
gations on November 2nd, with 220 an- 
nounced pledges, or 5 5 per cent of the class 
of 398. The number and percentage repre- 
sent slight declines from last year. 

Alpha Delta Phi and Pi Lambda Phi, 
with 19 pledges each, led the list of houses 
with large delegations, none reaching the 
maximum of 20 permitted. Phi Gamma 
Delta and Psi Upsilon had the next largest 
groups, with 18 and 16 announced for 
each, respectively. 

A sensation of the last days of the 
rushing season came in an Interfraternity 
Governing Board action which penalized 
one fraternity for rule-breaking. The house 
was not permitted to pledge two freshmen 
alleged to have been taken to Wellesley on 
a day when no off-campus contacts with 
first-year men were permitted. The fresh- 
men were forbidden to join any fraternity 
until after the spring recess. The Herald 
declared other violations had been as fla- 
grant and other houses had been "just as 
guilty." 

The list of pledges to the Brown chap- 
ters was made public as follows: 



Alpha Delta Phi- 



19 



Albert P. Bedell, Albany, N. Y.; Ray- 
mond V. Bengert, New York City; Benja- 
min Bradford, Providence; Bertram H. 
Buxton, Jr., Providence; Henry D. S. 
Chafee, Providence; Samuel F. Fellows, La 
Crosse, Wis.; Edward J. Gilmore, Jr., 
Montclair, N. J.; Jonathan H. Harwood, 
East Greenwich; Theodore H. Johnson, 
Montclair, N. J.; Harold F. Kellogg, Jr., 
Boston, Mass.; Roger C. La Croix, Welles- 
ley, Mass.; John J. McLaughry, Providence; 
William M. McLeod, Newport; John G. 
Murray, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Robert L. 
Reynolds, Syracuse, N. Y.; Francis W. 
Rollins, Jr., Providence; Victor B. Schwartz, 
Providence; George M. Wallench, River 
Forest, 111.; Robert S. Ware, Montclair, 
N.J. 

Alpha Tau Omega — 4 

Junior M. Barney, Longmeadow, Mass.; 
Robert W. Bell, Danielson, Conn.; Alfred 
B. Cook, Milford, Mass.; Vincent Mangi- 
ante. Providence. 

Beta Theta Pi — 8 
David W. Borst, North Haven, Conn.; 
Stuart C. Goodnow, Lakewood, Ohio; 
George R. Keller, West Haven, Conn.; 
Robert G. Myers, Jamesburg, N. J.; Sidney 
T. Ruck, Lake Placid, N. Y.; George E. 
Teehan, Auburn; Robert E. Trahan, Provi- 
dence; John B. Young, Verona, N. J. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — 15 
Robert C. Antonsen, Chicago, 111.; Stan- 
dish K. Bochman, Maplewood; Horace A. 
Clem, Cranston; Daniel W. Daly, Brad- 
ford, Pa.; Emil H. Diets, Richmond Hill, 
N. Y.; Jonathan Goodwin, Hartford, Conn.; 
Joseph V. Hogue, Jr., Yonkcrs, N. Y.; 
David P. Housh, Washington Conn.; Fran- 
cis MacBride, South Orange, N. J.; A. 
Inman Marshall, Jr., Malone, N. Y.; Ray- 
mond C. McCulIoch, Altoona, Pa.; Harold 
W. Pfautz, South Orange, N. J.; George K. 
Pond, Malone, N. Y.; Bruce A. Robbins, 
Onset, Mass.; Myron E. Wilcox, Jr., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 



Delta Phi — 10 
Edward E. Ball, Edgewood; Thomas L. 
Chiifelle, Slatersville; Myles S. Clegg, Prov- 
idence; Russell W. Field, Jr., Barrington; 
Kirk Hanson, Taunton, Mass.; Henry P. 
Hill, Floral Park, N. Y.; Robert I. Homma, 
Jr., Montclair, N. J.; Robert I. Homma, Jr., 
Montclair, N. J.; Robert E. Kells, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; Herbert F. Lewis, Providence; 
Harlow L. Paul, Jr., South Attleboro, Mass. 

Delta Tau Delta — 15 
John C. Braman, West Newton, Mas.*..: 
C. Borden Chase, Fall River; Horace E. 
Fritschle, Chicago, 111.; John J. Hackett, 
Providence; George R. Holswade, Spencer, 
West Va.; Henry A. Klie, Jersey City, N. 
J.; Clifford E. Lathrop, New York City; 
John R. Lemon, Providence; Franklin P. 
Losey, Rye, N. Y.; H. Curtis Mohler, 
Beckley, W. Va.; Edgar R. Perkins, Taren- 
tum. Pa.; H. Charles Redington, Pittsburgh; 
Charles C. Swift, Rutland, Vt.; Frank S. 
Williams, Providence; Joseph H. Wendlc, 
West Barrington. 

Delta Upsilon — 12 
Jonathan W. Brown, Sioux City, Iowa; 
Norman S. Case, Jr., Providence; Byron 
Crosman, Chicago, 111.; James S. Ely, Prov- 
idence; Walter C. Gummere, Jr., Cuyahoga 
Falls, Ohio; Joseph C. Harvey, E. Provi 
dence; Donald A. Jones, Providence; John 
C. Lhotka, Chicago, 111.; John G. Porritt, 
Providence; John M. Records, Winnetka, 
111.; George E. Sands, Jr., Rio De Janiero, 
Brazil; George P. Sawyer, Montclair, N. J. 

Kappa Sigma — 9 

Robert G. Ashman, Jr., Providence; 
Eugene H. Hastings, Jr., Crestwood, N. Y.; 
Raymond F. Johnston, Rumford; William 
J. MacDonald, E. Providence; Alan H. 
Moore, E. Providence; Robert T. Poole, 
Riverside; Earl W. Scott, Jr., East Provi- 
dence; Reade Y. Tompson, Seekonk, 
Mass.; W. Irving Tragle, 3rd, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

Lambda Chi Alpha — 1 

Wilbur E. Becker, Yonkers, N. Y. 
Phi Delta Theta — 12 

George Abraham, New York; Raymond 
F. Curran, Providence; Floyd T. Gould, 
Pelham, N. Y.; John L. Hoar, North Gros- 
venordale, Conn.; Frederick E. King, Prov- 
idence; Robert B. Perry, Westerly; Gordon 
E. Poole, Bloomfield, N. J.; Howard S. 
Progner, Yonkers, N. Y.; Elliott Roberts, 
New Bedford, Mass.; Louis C. Sigloch, 3rd, 
Pelham Manor, New York; Andrew M. 
Sinclair, Providence; Richard H. Starrett, 
Providence. 



Phi Gamma Delta - 



18 



Frederick D. Brown, Montclair, N. J.; 
Alfred B. Cenedella, Jr., Milford, Mass.: 
Charles R. Conant, Jr., Whitman, Mass.; 
C. William Earnshaw, West Newton, Mass.; 
Robert T. Engles, New Rochelle, N. Y.; 
Edward J. Henry, Philadelphia, Pa.iThomas 
H. Hermann, Cincinnati, Ohio; Donald 
S. McNeil, Wellesley, Mass.; Forbes Mann. 
New York City; George L. Mawhinney, 
Brookline, Mass.; Paul A. Nelson, Lincoln, 
Mass.; George S. Rowland, W. H. J. Row- 
land, both of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; William 
O. Seelbach, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio; Donald 
A. Thayer, Worcester, Mass.; Fred Von 



Steinwehr, Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard C. 
Walker, Muskegon, Mich.; Lloyd G. Wil- 
liams, Great Neck, N. Y. 

Phi Kappa Psi — 1 1 

Sam H. Anderson, Cranford, N. J., 
Charles E. Blount, New York City; John 
H. Brigleb, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Rich- 
ard S. Emery, Jr., Arlington, Mass.; Philip 
K. Knesal, Cleveland, Ohio; Joseph Mason, 
Jr., Providence; Henry J. Pinney, Jr., Wor- 
cester, Mass.; Robert I. Smith, Arlington, 
New Jersey; Robert M. Smith, Chestnut 
Hill, Pa.; Richard E. Strubel, Bloomfield, 
N. J.; Richard B. Uhle, Cleveland Heights. 
Ohio. 

Phi Sigma Kappa — 4 

Louis C. Ambrette, Brooklyn, New York; 
Roy E. Hunt, Rutherford, N. J.; Ray V. 
Manfredi, New York City; Ben J. Neff, Jr., 
Wethcrsfield, Conn. 

Pi Lambda Phi — 19 
Hadley P. Atlass, Newark, N. J.; Robert 
L. Beir, New York City; Robert I. Berg- 
mann. Great Neck, N. Y.; Alexander F. 
Black, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Frederick 
Bloom, Brookline, Mass.; Daniel J. Brand, 
New York City; Joseph M. Edinburg, Wor- 
cester, Mass.; Joseph S. Finkelstein, Boston, 
Mass.; Douglas A. Finkelstone, Bridgeport, 
Conn.; Albert L. Gerber, Providence; Wil- 
liam C. Gleuck, New York City; Robert L. 
Joslin, Providence; Milton M. Leichter, Jr., 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Robert I. Logan, Provi- 
dence; Bernard C. Reiss, New York City; 
Eugene W. Simon, Glencoe, 111.; Richard 
L. Solomon, Brookline, Mass.; Thomas H. 
Steele, Chicago, 111.; Jerome F. Strauss, Jr., 
Chicago, 111. 

Psi Upsilon — 16 
John R. Bremmer, Jr., Rumson, N. J.; 
Kenneth D. Clapp, New York City; James 
T. Clark, 3rd, Newark, N. J.; Jackson B. 
Derflmger, Clinton, la.; Frederic F. Flan- 
nagan, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; L. W. Fuller 
Wakefield, Mass.; William L. Glatfelter 
2nd, Spring Grove, Pa.; R, C. Graham 
Kent, Ohio; John A. Lcith, Boston, Mass. 
Carl Morton, Lake Bluff, 111.; Joseph L 
O'Neil, Jr., Toledo, Ohio; Edward Roth 
3rd, Quarry Height, Canal Zone; Sam J 
Sherer, 2nd, Highland Park, 111.; William 
P. Silsbee, W. Los Angeles, Calif.; James 
A. Smith, Washington, D. C; G. C. Wick, 
Cleveland Heights. 

Sigma Chi — II 
William D. Baird, Red Bank, N. J.: 
Charles L. Blute, Danvers, Mass.; Alfred H. 
O. Boudreau, Jr., Cranston; Robert Cole, 
Columbus, Ohio; Douglas T. E. Foster, 
Pawtucket; Harry B. Henshel, Kew Gar- 
dens, N. Y.; David T. Jennings, Pitts- 
burgh; James D. Kennedy, New York City; 
Stanley R. Millard, Mamaroneck, N. Y.; 
Joseph B. Resch, Jr., East Greenwich; 
George W. Williams, Pawtucket. 

Sigma Nu — 13 
Edward T. Dooley, Johnston; Ralph B. 
Harris, Salem, Mass.: John A. Kennedy, 
Saylesville: Edward F. Lane, Providence; 
Arthur W. Lindholm, Milton, Mass.; Wil- 
ham H. McCall, Jr., Providence: Bernard D. 
McKenzie, Flushing, N. Y.; Steven W. 
Meader, Jr., Moorestown, N. J.; Harold C. 
Miller, New York City; Clark L. Newton, 



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Medford, Mass.; James S. Nicol, Millburn, 
N. J.; Willard F, Turner, Baltic, Conn.; 
Charles C. Viall, East Providence. 
Theta Delta Chi — 11 
Jefts G. Beede, Belmont, Mass.; Gorden 
T. Colley, Providence; Robert B. Dewey, 
Bennington, Vt.; James W. Dow, Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; Richard W. Horton, Provi- 
dence; George D. Krause, 2nd, Lebanon, 
Pa.; Thomas V. Nash, South Weymouth, 
Mass.; John D. Prodgers, Pittsfield, Mass.; 
Harry Sharkey, Brockton, Mass.; Carlton 
N. Singleton, Providence; Robert E. Staff, 
Brockton, Mass. 

Zeta Psi — 12 
Charles W. Alden, Woodside, L. I., N, 
Y.; Albert H. Curtis, Weston, Mass.; W. 
F. DuComb, Detroit, Mich.; Alvin H. Han- 
■son, Lawrence, Mass.; David F. R. Howe, 
Jr., New York City; E. Howard Hunt, 
Hamburg, N. Y.; Ormand W. McClave, 
Jr., Grantwood, N. J.; William C. Mustard, 
Jr., Providence: Robert E. Parish, Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; Richard N. Pease, Worcester, 
Mass.; David S. Price, E. Aurora, New 
York; Henry L. Wilder, Jr., Manchester, 
N. H. 

* * * 

With the Faculty 

DEAN Roland G. D. Richardson of 
the Graduate School presided at the 
meetings of the Association of Amer- 
ican Universities held Nov. 4, ? and 6 at 
the University of Texas. He also spoke at 
the University of Iowa, the University of 
Kansas, and Baylor University, and on his 
return trip stopped at Detroit to represent 
Brown at the meeting of the Association of 
Urban Universities. The Association of 
American Universities will meet at Brown 
in November, 1937. 

Professor C. E. Ekstrom of the Depart- 
ment of Education in an address at the 
Warren Baptist Church, Nov. 12, called 
upon the citizens of Rhode Island to con- 
demn "the dire social and moral conse- 
quences" of legalized gambling on horse 
races in the State. 

Campbell B. Beard of the Department 
of Social and Political Science discussed the 
current political situation in Europe at the 
November meeting of the Rhode Island 
Secondary School Principals" Association at 
the University Club, Providence. 

Dr. Lawrence Wroth, librarian of the 
John Carter Brown Library, gave the first 
Marshall Woods Lecture of the present 
academic year in Sayles Hall, Oct. 26, his 
topic being "Roger Williams." 

Professor Jarvis M. Morse of the Depart- 
ment of History gave the address at the 
Pembroke College assembly on Nov. 1 7 to 
commemorate the Rhode Island Tercente- 
nary. His subject was Thomas William 
Dorr, champion of democracy and the prin- 
ciple of sovereign freedom of government, 
and leader of the so-called Dorr Rebellion 
in 1840. Professor Morse characterized 
Dorr as "a genuine reformer and not a 
self-seeking politician." 

Professor Leland M. Goodrich of the 
Department of Social and Political Science, 
who spent last semester in Europe observ- 
ing jhe political scene at first hand, spoke 
on "Europe as Seen From Geneva" at the 
weekly luncheon of the Faculty Club the 
first Wednesday in November. Other speak- 
ers since then have been Rev. Dr. Bernard 
Iddings Bell, whose subject was "A New 
England Poet in Search of His Soul," and 
Professor Carl W. Miller of the Depart- 
ment of Physics who gave an illustrated 



talk on "Color Photography." Professor 
D'Arcy Thompson of the University of St. 
Andrews, Scotland, was the luncheon guest 
Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

Professor W. R. Benford has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Northeastern Section of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers, to 
make arrangements for the fall convention 
of the Society, to be held in Boston in 
October, 1937. He will represent the Prov- 
idence Section of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers. 

Oi'er Buildings and Grounds 

NORMAN W. Marble, former superin- 
tendent of the State House and State 
Office Building, Providence, has been ap- 
pointed assistant superintendent of build- 
ings and grounds at Brown. A graduate 
from the Pratt Institute in 1914 in archi- 
tectural engineering, Mr. Marble has also 
been employed in architectural drafting for 
the City of Providence. 

The Associated 
Aliiiniii of 
Brown 

Detroit 

DR. Augustus P. Reccord, "92, was 
chosen president of the Brown Club 
of Detroit to succeed William A. 
Moffett "14, at the annual meeting and din- 
ner held at the Wardell, Nov. 18, with T. 
R. Jeffers "23, secretary of the Brown Uni- 
versity Council, as guest from College Hill. 
Henry P. Stacy "08 is the new vice presi- 
dent, and Arthur S. Bush "31 takes the 
place of Frederick L. Robinson "29 as sec- 
retary-treasurer. The Club added the office 
of vice president at its 1935 annual meet- 
ing with the understanding that the vice 
president would hereafter become presi- 
dent. 

The number present at the get-together, 
President Moffett wrote, was not as large 
as hoped for, owing to the New York auto- 
mobile show, the hunting season, and sev- 
eral business engagements out of the city. 
But it was an enthusiastic gathering just 
the same; Jeffers made a fine impression on 
his first appearance as a University official; 
and there was a question and answer peri- 
od which lasted nearly two hours. "The in- 
formation Jeffers gave in answer to ques- 
tions gave us insight into what is happen- 
ing at Brown and brought us up to date."' 

North Shore 

WITH Dean Samuel T. Arnold as speak- 
er, the fall meeting of the North Shore 
Brown Club (Massachusetts) was held at 
the Lynn Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening, 
Oct. 27. Political rallies cut into the at- 
tendance, our correspondent reported. Dean 
Arnold's talk of affairs at Brown, of ath- 
letics (there were many questions asked 
about the football situation) and of the 
change by which Dr. Henry M. Wriston 
will become president of Brown in Feb- 
ruary was a highly interesting one. And 
Dean Arnold tried to answer all the ques- 
tions put to him from the floor. Horace M. 
Woodberry, Jr., "13, president of the Club 
and a classmate of Dean Arnold, intro- 
duced the speaker. 

Present were Edward N. Robinson "96, 
Arthur W. Pinkham '02, Gordon W. Roaf 
"21, H. J. Somers "24, Kenneth T. White 



'31, Frank N. Ryan "26, S. M. Klivansky 
"23, H. M. Davis "16, L. G. McGinn "31, 
Daniel J. Santry "32, James P. Patton '34, 
Endicott Newhall "30, Frank L. Mansur 
'10, W. D. Morrill '10, G. G. Foshay "25 
R. E. Arnold "29, and S. Abbott Hutch- 
inson "31, secretary. 

Pieic York 

A T a beefsteak party given at the Brown 
-'^ University Club in New York, Thurs- 
day, Nov. 19, Everett B. Morris, sports 
writer on the staff of the Tiew Tor\ Herald 
Tribime and an old New England boy, 
spoke with authority and great interest on 
the current football season, and plays and 
players that stand out in his memory. Paul 
D. 0"Brien "27 was in the chair. Most of the 
alumni who heard Mr. Morris watched the 
finals of the Brown Club squash handicap 
tournament and saw A. I. Gilbert "26 de- 
feat George R. Coughlan, Jr. "31 for the 
title. Prizes were awarded at the dinner. 

The December Club night on the first of 
the month had Assistant Dean Edgar J. 
Lanpher "19 and Leonard Outhwaite. 
noted explorer, as speakers and Everett 
Colby "97 as master of ceremonies. Dean 
Lanpher told of current events on the cam- 
pus in his inimitable manner. Mr. Outh- 
waite"s subject was "The Shrinking Con- 
tinent, the Story of Antarctica." As a 
prominent member of the Explorers Club, 
he knows personally most of the men who 
played a part in developing Antarctica 
from a vast myth to a real continent. He 
illustrated his talk with motion pictures. A 
large number of alumni attended this affair, 
one of the most successful of the new 
season. 

The Brown Club's Class C Squash Rac- 
quets team opened its season in the Metro- 
politan League Dec. 2. and will meet teams 
representing the following Clubs during 
the winter: Bard Hall, Columbia, Down- 
town A. C, Cornell, Williams, 7th Regi- 
ment, and Dartmouth. At present writing 
the leading candidates for the Brown team 
are: J. M. Curtis "30, G. R. Coughlan, Jr. 
'31, D. H. Scott '32, W. T. Hoyt '28, and 
R. Small '32. 

Since the last issue of the Monthly, the 
following alumni have been elected to mem- 
bership by the Admissions Committee: S. 
E. Ames '24, A. F. Bamberger '36, L. G. 
Bloomingdale '3 5, W. L, S. Bopp '3 5, Paul 
Bonynge, Jr. '28, C. B. Brown '31, E. D. 
Caldwell "34, C. C. Chaffee "24, A. B. Col- 
by "21, J. R. Dorer '21, C. C. Fenno, Jr. 
'34, J. G. France '36. D. Gardner '32, C. 
H. Gifford, Jr. '36, Geoffrey Graham '36, 
E. E. Hart '28, T. R. Jeffers '23, C. R. 
Johnson '23, Lawrence Lanpher '23, W. R. 
L. McBee '16, J. N. Micucci '31, S. L. 
Rowley '22, F. K. Singi,ser, Jr. '28, W. F. 
Smith '34. J. M. Snitzler "32, and W. A. 
Stephens "26. 

Washington 

ONE of the best meetings in the history 
of the Brown Club of Washington, so 
Secretary John A. French "25 reported, 
took place at Wesley Hall the night of 
Oct. 26, at which time Dr. Waldo G. Le- 
land "00 of the Brown Board of Fellows 
"spoke superbly of the job the committee 
had given to it to choose a new president 
of Brown."" James L. Whitcomb "36, the 
co-speaker, talked about athletics at Brown 
and your correspondent said that he minced 
few words with regard to what is wrong 
with sports on College Hill. 

Present were Emery M. Foster '18, Wil- 
liam Adams Slade '98, Francis M. Ander- 



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son '07, N. M. Simraonds '89, John B. 
Rae '3 2, M. S. Kantrowitz; '22, James M. 
Dalton '23, W. G. Stuart Sherman '28, A. 
C. Eastburn '12, James L. Whitcomb '36, 
Henry M. Barry '94, Harold B. Master '27, 
Waldo G. Leland '00. Arthur Deerin Call 
'96, William Boger '26, Arthur J. Sund- 
lun '11, Harry L. Watson '01, Edwin 
Grant Dexter '91. Norman S. Case '08, 
Ernest R. Cleaveland '14, Joseph J. Lyman 
'35, John D. Glover '36, Arthur J. Hunt 
'33, Edmund C. Burnett '90, Ben L, La 
Garde '35, John A. French '25. 

Philadelphia 

THE dinner of the Brown Cluh of Phila- 
delphia at the Walnut Park Plaia, 
where N. A. Tufts "00 is host, the night 
before the Brown-Penn game brought out 
nearly 50 alumni to eat, and sing, and hear 
about the teams from Coach McLaughry 
and Captain Ostergard of Brown, and 
Coach Harmon and Captain Warwick of 
Penn. Dr. Raymond G. Bugbee '06, team 
physician, Roy E. Randall '28, head coach 
at Haverford College, and Don Emery '36, 
his assistant coach, were also present. 

"The turnout was rather remarkable," 
Secretary J. Harold Wilson '25 wrote, "in 
view of the threatened disaster. (The Penn 
team really had something this fall.) Plans 



are under way for other meetings during 
the winter, and the feeling is that the 
Brown Club is definitely going forward 
once more." 

The officers for 1936-37 are: President, 
Seth K. Mitchell '15; 'Vice President, 
Thomas R. Marshall '07; Treasurer, Ken- 
drick B. Brown '22; Secretary, J. Harold 
Wilson '25. 

Brown Engineers 

MEMBERS of the Brown Engineering As- 
sociation went on a specially guided 
tour through the fascinating New York 
Museum of Science and Industry Friday 
evening, Nov. 6. They saw the miniature 
housing exhibit, and other displays which 
have made the Museum a place to visit. 
An informal dinner meeting at the Old 
New York Room in the Museum preceded 
the tour. 

The Merrimac Valley Brown Club, under 
the leadership of Joseph N. Ashton '91, 
held Its late fall meeting Monday, Dec. 5, 
at the Country Club, Shawsheen Village, 
Andover, with Professor Charles A. Rob- 
inson, Jr. of the Department of Greek and 
Latin Classics as speaker. . . . The Brown 
Club of New Bedford is discussing a meet- 
ing to take place early in January. Frank 
A. Walker '08 is in charge. 



Briiiioiiisiiis Far and Near 



BY A. H. GURNEY 



1814 

IN the items placed on exhibition in the 
Harvard College Library on the occa- 
sion of the Harvard Tercentenary are 
two letters of interest to Brownians. The 
first is an autograph letter to President 
Messer of Brown from President Kirkland 
of Harvard dated June 18, 1811. This 
letter, of two pages, has to do with the 
admission of James McPherson, Esq., to 
Brown. There is also a letter from Presi- 
dent Messer to President Kirkland accom- 
panying a diploma for a LL D. degree 
granted to President Kirkland by Brown. 
This letter is dated August 20, 1811. 

1868 

William E. Lincoln is at his winter home 
in Sarasota. Fla., where his address is P. O. 
Box 1146. His son, Kirke P. Lincoln "02, 
is with him, and both hope to catch a few 
big fish while the season is on. 

1875 

Dr. Samuel L. Caldwell of Colorado 
Springs, Colo., sailed on Nov. 21 from San 
Pedro, Calif., for Honolulu on the steam- 
ship Lurline. This is his fifth visit to the 
Hawaiian Islands, being taken, he modestly 
admits, in his 84th year. 

1880 

Prescott O. Clarke, retired architect, 
died in Providence Nov. 18, 1936, after a 
long illness. To his wife, his daughters and 
his son the sympathy of the Class is given. 
An account of his career will appear in the 
January issue of the Monthly. 

1885 

Dr. Walter G. Everett was elected presi 
dent of the Rhode Island Philosophical 



Society at the annual business meeting held 
at Brown last month. 

1889 

Arthur Gushing is vice president of the 
Thomas Angell Family Association which 
held its annual meeting in Providence last 
month. 

1891 

Rev. Charles A. Meader of St. Luke's 
Church, East Greenwich, R. I., exchanged 
pulpits recently with Rev, H. R. Goodwin, 
rector of Trinity Church, Tilton, N. H. 
Mr. Meader took his vestry along with him 
and they all climbed Mount Kearsarge dur- 
ing the week-end, said a newspaper ac- 
count, which added, "It was his Junior 
Vestry." 

Frank L. Hinckley, senior partner of 
Hinckley, Allen, Tillinghast ^ Wheeler. 
Providence, has been appointed a member 
of the standing Committee on Legal Aid 
Work of the American Bar Association. 

1892 

Rev. Augustus P. Reccord, D.D., of the 
First Congregational Unitarian Society of 
Detroit is the new president of the Brown 
Club of Detroit. 

1894 

In memory of Dr. John Hope, an annual 
scholarship has been established by Worces- 
ter Academy at Hampton Institute. The 
Worcester Academy student body, of which 
Dr. Hope was a member before he came to 
Brown, has given the scholarship as a trib- 
ute to the man who devoted his life to the 
higher education of Negro youth. 

Col. H. Anthony Dyer, who is a des- 
cendant of Roger Williams, made the dedi- 
catory address at the Roger Williams 
spring, East Providence, Nov. 8. The 



spring, at which Roger Williams stopped 
to drink before he crossed the Seekonk in 
1636, IS m the middle of a plat of land 
which has been beautified as East Provi- 
dence's contribution to the Rhode Island 
Tercentenary. 

The Secretary records with regret the 
death of Dr. George Warren Gardner in 
Damariscotta, Me., Nov. 14, 1936, and 
extends the sympathy of the Class to Mrs. 
Gardner. An account of Dr. Gardner's 
career will appear in a later issue of the 
Brown Alumni Monthly. 

1896 

Dr. George A. Matteson and Mrs. Mat- 
teson, who spent the summer at Hammond 
Hill in South County, are living for a few 
months at 133 Pitman Street, Providence, 
before going home to San Antonio, Texas. 

Judge G. Frederick Frost of the Rhode 
Island Superior Court presided at the dedi- 
cation of the Roger Williams Spring in 
East Providence, Nov. 8. The spring is 
said to be the last place at which Roger 
Williams stopped before he crossed the 
Seekonk to found the settlement which he 
called Providence. 

1897 

Rev. Benjamin T. Livingston of the East- 
ern Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 
made the address at the 280th anniversary 
service of the Second Baptist Church, New- 
port, Sunday, Nov. 22. 

1898 

William Adams Slade of the Library of 
Congress has changed his address to 3425 
Ordway Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Judge Henry D. C. Dubois has been ap- 
pointed a.ssociate chaplain of Rhodes Lodge 
of Masons. Pawtuxet. 

Frederick W. Arnold has been at Jane 
Brown Hospital, Providence, recovering 
from a broken leg suffered in an accident 
in the West during the summer. 

1899 

Frank E. Richmond of the Crompton 
Mills, Crompton, R. I., has been elected a 
director of the Cotton Textile Institute to 
serve for three years. 

Raymer B. Weeden was chosen Junior 
Vice Commander of Providence Post, 
American Legion, at the last annual meet- 
ing. 

Judge Ralph C. Estes' law firm is now 
Estes 6? Estes, the new partner being the 
Judge's son, Ralph H. Estes '32, who 
became a member of the Massachusetts 
bar Nov. 4, and the next day went to work 
with his father at 214 Bronson Building, 
Attleboro, Mass. 

Charles K. Francis and Mrs. Francis have 
announced the marriage of their daughter, 
Anne Virginia, to James Barnes Diggs, Jr., 
at Trinity Church, Tulsa, Okia , Nov 12, 
1936. A month before, on Oct. 7, Miss 
Julia Elizabeth Davis became the bride of 
their son, Thomas Willia, the ceremony 
being performed at the home of the bride's 
parents in Tulsa. 

1902 

Arthur E. Munro was elected and in- 
stalled Worshipful Master of Thomas 
Smith Webb Lodge of Masons at the ninth 
annual communication held in Providence, 
Oct. 30. Past Master J. Cunliffe Bullock 
of St. John's Lodge was a guest at the 
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Charles R. Haslam is senior partner of 
the newly-organised law firm of Haslam, 
Arnold 6? Sumpter, with offices at 1511 
Turks Head Building, Providence. 
1903 

Lester E. Dodge was in charge of the 
ceremonies on Block Island, Nov. 2, at 
which descendants of Trustrum and Ann 
Dodge and the townspeople gathered to 
dedicate a monument to Trustrum Dodge. 
The day was known as "Dodge Day," and 
much was told about Trustrum Dodge, 
boat builder from Newfoundland, who 
came to Block Island nearly 300 years ago 
to teach the settlers how to build boats. 
The monument overlooks the ocean where 
Trustrum Dodge sailed his double-enders 
and where succeeding generations of 
Dodges have been conspicuous as sailors. 
The first Dodge child, Capt. Nathaniel 
Dodge, was born on Block Island, Nov. 1, 
1681. 

Professor Lester B. Shippee of the De- 
partment of History, University of Minne- 
sota, IS vice president and a member of the 
executive council of the Minnesota Histor- 
ical Society. 

Dr. William O. Rice, Superintendent of 
Rhode Island Hospital, making his annual 
report for the year 1935-36, said that the 
total number of admissions for the year 
was 10,406, "the largest the Rhode Island 
Hospital has ever had." He emphasised the 
high percentage of chronically ill patients 
and again pointed out the need of "a hos- 
pital for such patients in the State or City 
of Providence." 

1904 

George Sanford Holmes, with the Scripps 
Howard Newspaper Alliance at 1013 Thir- 
teenth Street, N. W., Washington, contin- 
ues active as Washington correspondent of 
four Scripps Howard newspapers. His 
house address is 3930 Connecticut Avenue. 
N. W., Apt. 301. 

Herbert J. Stowell is a member of the 
law firm of Woodbury 6? Stowell, 42 Wey- 
bosset Street, Providence. He lives at 141 
Park Drive, Riverside, R. I. 

1905 

T. W. Gordon is back on duty at the 
General Electric plant in Schenectady, 
N. Y., after a trip to the Pacific Coast to see 
the first 115,000 h.p. generating unit start- 



Farley's Greatest Pleasure 

JOHN D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s letter 
to James A. Farley, chairman of 
the Democratic National Committee, 
made public the week after election 
attracted wide notice in the press. In 
the letter Rockefeller '97 ofl^ered con- 
gratulations for the statement made 
by Farley shortly after midnight of 
election day, saying: "As one citizen 
to another I want to give myself the 
satisfaction of telling you that I think 
the radio talk which you made after 
midnight on election night as re- 
ported in the (New York Sun was 
one of the most statesmanlike utter- 
ances made on either side during the 

entire campaign Your statement 

exemplifies the finest kind of sports- 
manship. I congratulate you on it." 
Farley, in reply, said that no letter 
received since election had given him 
greater pleasure. 



Praising Endeavour 

C Sherman Hoyt "01, home 
• from a summer and early fall 
spent largely in Germany and Eng- 
land, told William H. Taylor of the 
Tiew Tork Herald Tribune that the 
Endeavour II, which he looked over 
while she was laid up, was a fine 
yacht and that in races "off the south- 
west coast of England, where con- 
ditions are more like those in an 
America's Cup race than elsewhere, 
the new boat made her best show- 
ing." Hoyt was one of the crew of 
the yawl Roland von Bremen, which 
won the race from Bermuda to Ger- 
many last July. He was a member of 
the afterguard of the last America'^ 
Cup defender. 



ed at Boulder Dam and the 60,000 K.V.A. 
General Electric synchronous condensers 
which are on the receivinc end of the 290- 
mile transmission line to Los Angeles. His 
daughter, Ruth C. Gordon, was married 
Aug. 22, 1936, to William B. Axtell. with 
Rev. Edwin R. Gordon '07 officiating. 
Gordon himself nearly missed the wedding 
as he was in a motor car accident early in 
August, But his surgeon fixed his broken 
ribs and broken shoulder, and he played 
his part at the wedding according to sched- 
ule. Bruce Gordon '37, his son, is back at 
Brown after a profitable Junior year in 
France. 

1906 

Professor Edgar S. Brightman of the 
Graduate School, Boston University, where 
he teaches philosophy, spoke on "The Uni- 
versal Quest of God" at the recent Parlia- 
ment of Religions held at Grace Church 
parish house. Providence. 

Eliot G. Parkhurst's daughter. Miss Mar- 
tha A. Parkhurst, has been elected record- 
ing secretary of the Sophomore Class at 
Wellesley College, where she is trying for 
a place on the editorial board of the Wel- 
lesley College J^ews. 

Rev. Walter E. Woodbury, settled at 
7 Daisy Place, Tenafly, N. J., after several 
years in Los Angeles, is secretary of evan- 
gelism, American Baptist Home Mission 
Society, with his office at 23 East 26th 
Street. New York City. 

Philip V. Marcus is president of the 
Providence Zionist Society for the year 
1936-37. 

Philip E. Langworthy's new house ad- 
dress is 1113 Clifton Street. N. W,, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

1907 

HOTEL Carlton at the Pier is the place, 
and June 18-21 will be the dates 
of the 30th Reunion. Chairman V. A. 
Schwartz of the Reunion Committee has 
already named the following sub-commit- 
tees: Publicity. R. B. Jones. Curtis, Gur- 
ney. Hurley. Little: Golf, C. R. Branch, 
McCann, M'ller. Pearsall: Entertainment, 
M, H. S. Affleck. McCann. W. P. Burn- 
ham. Snow. H. G. Clark: Costume, L. S. 
Little, Curtis: Welfare, Dr. F. A. Cum- 
mings. The Committee held its second 
meeting at the University Club, Providence, 
Oct. 29, with Messrs. Schwartz, Affleck, 
Burnham, Cummings, Curtis, Gurney, Lit- 
tle, McCann, Miller. Pearsall. attending. It 
was the sentiment that the Publicity Com- 



mittee should immediately prepare a pre- 
liminary announcement, with questions for 
members to answer on a travelling equal- 
ization fee, and other matters of special 
interest. Harold Miller has prepared a 
tentative cost schedule: Leonard Little has 
a particular costume in mind; and other 
men on the committee are working to make 
the Reunion bigger and better than ever. 
The next committee meeting was set for 
Dec. 3 at the University Club. 

Three sons of "07 men at Brown have 
qualified for honors work this academic 
year. They are A. E. Dickinson '38, eco- 
nomics: Myles L. Grover '38. mathematics; 
and Robert B. Hallborg '37, pre-medical 
sciences. 

Claude R. Branch stepped on the politi- 
cal platform late in October when he came 
to Providence to introduce former Gover- 
nor Joseph B. Ely of Massachusetts who, a 
Democrat, spoke against the New Dealers 
and their pet projects. 

R. F. Brooks was host to V. A. Schwartz 
and A. H. Gurney at his home club, Seg- 
regansett, Taunton, Mass., on Election Day 
and showed his guests what he modestly 
said was the most consistent golf he had 
played all season. 

George Hurley is chairman of the Rhode 
Island State Minimum Wage Board, which 
met for the first time last month and chose 
Hurley, who represents the public at large 
on the board, as its head. 

Rev. Eugene C. Carder, D.D., associate 
minister of Riverside Church, is a member 
of the New York City committee which 
has started a nation-wide series of meetings 
to inform member of Protestant churches 
of the plight of Christians who have been 
forced to leave Germany. 

1908 

Howard M. Chapin of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society wrote a fine feature arti- 
cle for a recent issue of the Providence 
Sunday Journal describing the 120 town 
boundary markers that have been set up on 
Rhode Island highways to commemorate 
the Rhode Island tercentenary. The mark- 
ers are cement posts triangular in shape 
tapering toward the top. They have metal 
plates on two sides, one descriptive, the 
other armorial. 

Congressman John J. O'Connor, re-elect- 
ed from the 16th New York District and 
chairman of the Rules Committee, the most 
powerful body of the House, is in the field 
for the majority leadership of the next 
House of Representatives, convening Jan. 
5, 1937. 

Edward L. Leahy, chief of the Division 
of Corporations of Rhode Island, spoke on 
tax limitation in his State at the 24th an- 
nual conference of the New England Tax 
Officials Association in Burlington, Vt., in 
October. 

Rev. Woodbury S. Stowell is pastor of 
the Baptist Church in Stoneham, Mass., 
where his address is 68 High Street. 

A. I. (Bin) Marshall and Mrs. Marshall 
came from Malone, N. Y., to spend 
Thanksgiving at Brown with Bin Mar.shall. 
Jr.. '40, and to visit S. Eugene Jackson and 
other old friends in Providence. At the 
Alumni Office he checked up on various 
members of the Class and heard with regret 
about Jim Hall's death. 

1909 

Alfred J. Maryott, principal of Paw- 
tucket Senior High School, was re-elected 
secretary of the Rhode Island Institute of 



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Instruction at the recent annual meeting in 
Providence. 

Dr. Robert H. Whitmarsh is the new 
president of the Rhode Island Birth Con- 
trol League. 

W. R. (Bob) Nash appears comfortably 
settled in Providence and is building a 
house here. He is in the investment bank- 
ing business, with his office at 303 Hospital 
Trust Building. 

Albert Harkness is one of the new direc- 
tors of the Providence Chamber of Com- 
merce. 

Major Joseph Church, U.S.A., attached 
to the 12th Infantry, is now on duty at 
Fort Howard, Maryland. 

1910 

Dr. Albert Farnsworth, master in history 
at Worcester Academy since 1923, has 
become head of the History Department, 
State Teachers College, Worcester. "Con- 
gratulations and best luck, 'Doc'," the 
Worcester Academy Bulletin said in its last 
issue, and all of us echo the sentiment. 

The First Congregational Church of 
West Springfield, Mass., "the church on 
the Green," of which Rev. Harry L. Old- 
field is minister, will be 240 years old in 
1938. In a recent issue of the Parish Kiews 
Oldfield said that "the inhabitants of the 
West Side of the Great River (Connecti- 
cut) petitioned the General Court of Mas- 
sachusetts in 1695 for the privilege of 
maintaining public worship, setting forth 
their distance and the difficulties and dan- 
gers in their passing of the River! The in- 
habitants of the East Side opposed this 
petition and it was not granted until 1696, 
and the Church was organised in 1698." 

Joseph B. Keenan, Assistant Attorney 
General of the United States, was the Arm- 
istice Day speaker at Asheville, N. C. 

Joseph H. Cull has been giving a great 
deal of his time in recent weeks to explain- 
ing features of the new Rhode Island Un- 
employment Compensation Act before busi- 
ness groups. He is the employers" repre- 
sentative on the State Unemployment In- 
surance Commission. 

1911 

Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy, Curator 
of Oceanic Birds at the American Museum 
of Natural History, New York City, was 
elected treasurer of the National Associa- 
tion of Audubon Societies for the Protec- 
tion of Wild Birds and Animals at the 
annual meeting in New York, Oct. 28. 

Earle B. Dane has been elected secretary- 
treasurer of the Rhode Island Association 
of Insurance Agents for the year 1936-37. 

1912 

WITH Kip I. Chace, Chairman, the 2')th 
Reunion Committee has fired its open- 
ing gun, a circular which has gone to all 
members of the Class with known addresses 
telling them of the dates. lunc 18-21. 1937, 
and asking for ideas. "The Committee is 
anxious to click and go places," says the 
circular. "If you have a suggestion to 
make, contact any one of the following: 
Kip I. Chace. 29 Weybosset Street. Provi- 
dence; Max L. Grant. Karl Humphrey, 
Henry G. Marsh. Samson Nathanson, 
Carleton H. Parker, Wyman Pendleton, 
Earl P. Perkins. 43 Adelphi Avenue, Provi- 
dence." 

Chu Nien Bien of Tientsin, China, who 
has enrolled in the Junior Class at Pem- 
broke, is the daughter of Zue Sun Bien, 
our classmate. She is the sister of three 



The Colonel's Puppy 

COL. G. A. Taylor's blue belton 
setter Norwottock Kansas Pete 
recently won the silver plate for the 
best puppy dog shown during the 
past year at American Kennel Club 
shows by a member of the English 
Setter Association, Kansas Pete had 
six blue ribbons. Taylor '01, has five 
other field trial dogs in his string of a 
dozen which he has been running this 
fall; and he has lately been busy 
breaking his younger dogs to the gun 
on the pheasants in the Old Hadley, 
Mass., meadows. His story, "No 
Longer Novices," a picture of the 
Newport, R. I., Dog Show, came out 
not long ago in the Amherst Record. 



Brown graduates (Bien has done well by 
Brown) and said to be a charming young 
woman, whose major academic interest is 
in English. 

Leon E. Smith was again chosen presi- 
dent of the East Providence Town Coun- 
cil at the organization meeting held imme- 
diately after election. 

Theodore B. Farnsworth was a campus 
visitor late last month, having come from 
Detroit to spend Thanksgiving with his 
daughter at Wheaton College. Ted -still 
carries on as an amateur yachtsman, and is 
fleet captain of the Bayview Yacht Club 
and chairman of the larger sailing craft 
committee of the Detroit Yacht Club. In 
July he and his crew won the 240-mile race 
from Port Huron to Mackinaw Island in 
his new 42-foot ketch. 

Charles A. Archambault, two times can- 
didate for Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 
again has had his hat in the ring, competing 
for the place that Mayor Ashley, now 78 
years old, has decided he does not want any 
more. 

The Secretary records with regret the 
deaths of two former members of the Cla.ss, 
Joseph F. Kivlin and Judge Wayne H. 
Whitman. Kivlin, who was at Brown in 
Freshman year, died Nov. 10, 1936. in 
Brighton. Mass. A native of North Attle- 
boro, he was well known in his high school 
days as a baseball pitcher. During the 
World War he was an officer in the 
L'nited States Army, the newspapers said. 
His wife, three sons, and a daughter sur- 
vive Judge Whitman, who left 

Brown in June, 1909. won his LL.B, at 
Albany Law School in 1911. and for many 
years had been an active political figure in 
the town of Coventry, R. I., where he died 
suddenly Nov. IT, 1936. He leaves his 
wife, three daughters, and a son. 

1913 

Rabbi Louis I. Newman of the Temple 
Rodolph Sholom, New York City, spoke 
on "The World Tomorrow" at the annual 
Armistice Day meeting at Sayles Hall on 
the campus Nov. 11. His fellow speaker 
on the program was Professor J. Anton De 
Haas of Harvard, whose topic was "The 
World Today." 

Duncan Langdon and Mrs. Langdon 
have changed their residence to 14 Olive 
Street, Providence. Langdon will take his 
place in the Providence Common Council 
at the beginning of the new year, having 
been elected to succeed Ivory Littlefield '09. 



1914 

C. Lester Woolley is the new recording 
secretary of St. Andrew Chapter of All 
Saints Memorial Church, Providence, and 
is also chairman of arrangements for the 
Christmas show which the Chapter will 
give at the parish house, Dec. 21. 

Robert S. Holding of the J. C. Hall 
Company, Providence, was re-elected presi- 
dent of the directors of the Rhode Island 
Division of the New England Council at 
the annual meeting in Boston last month. 

Dr. Robert M. Lord was a recent speaker 
in the series of public lectures being given 
in Providence under the auspices of the 
Rhode Island Medical Society in the inter- 
est of the public health. His topic was "Care 
of Infants and Common Diseases of Child- 
hood." He said that "appendicitis seems to 
he on the increase in children," warned of 
the dangers of measles and their possible 
after effects, and told how diphtheria is 
being gradually eliminated by inoculations. 

1915 

Joseph H. Stannard, former associate 
principal of Central High School, is the 
new principal of Hope Street High School, 
succeeding Harry A. Jager '08. Stannard 
has been teaching in the Providence schools 
for 24 years, having begun his work in the 
city in 1912 at the old Technical High 
School. He has done graduate work at 
Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island College of Education, and Columbia. 

1916 

Wilbour E. Saunders, headmaster of 
Peddie School, spoke on "The Challenge 
of a Cause," at the Father and Son and 
Mother and Daughter dinner at the Cen- 
tral Baptist Church, Providence, Nov. 5. 
The next day he was guest at a luncheon 
of Peddie alumni in the city and State. 

Newton P. Leonard of the staff of Hope 
Street High School has been re-elected 
treasurer of the Providence Men's High 
School Teachers' Association. 

1917 

Irving S. Eraser's father and mother, Mr. 
and Mrs. Horatio Eraser, observed their 
53rd wedding anniversary at their home in 
Providence, Nov. 6. Mr. Eraser, Sr., was 
one of the first residents of Providence to 
drive up College Hill in a motor car. 

Gilbert C. Carpenter, Jr.'s new house 
address is 198 Waterman Avenue, East 
Providence. 

Remember, the 20th Reunion is on the 
calendar for next June 19-21, and that the 
Reunion Committee is expecting that every 
active member of the Class will be back to 
celebrate. 

1918 

Charles H. Eden, Clifton I. Munroe and 
Walter Adler, your Secretary, were busily 
engaged on the stump during the recent 
political campaign in Rhode Island. 

Dr. Wilfred Pickles has completely re- 
covered from his emergency operation for 
appendicitis. 

As a result of the Democratic land.slide 
in Rhode Island it seems a certainty that 
M. Joseph Cummings will continue to be 
chief of the State Division of Banking and 
Insurance, with Peter Leo Cannon as first 
assistant in charge of the Insurance Depart- 
ment. 

Maybe it is a little late to mention Alum- 
ni Day, but it is well to note that '18's del- 



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FOR AN'TIOCH A TWIH 
The statue of Horace Mann, the famous educator, before the Massachusetts State House. 
Antioch Cotlege. observing the Mann centenary, has unveiled the counterpart of this memorial. 



egation was a large one. Several who had 
not been to an Alumni Day dinner or to 
any Class reunion in recent years were 
present. George J. Heidt came from New 
York, and Tom Hall, former New Yorker 
but now of Providence, was there to greet 
old cronies. 

William H. Higgins reports his new busi- 
ness address to be 70 Pine Street, Room 
4007, New York City. 

Edward J. Dilts is living at the Ford 
Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., where he is working 
for the Federal and State Employment 
Agency. 

Dwight T. Colley, New England man- 
ager of Atlantic Refining Company, has 
been elected a director of the Providence 
Chamber of Commerce. 

1919 

Manuel G. Robinson who, as we report- 
ed, has changed his address from Lynn, 



Mass., to 63 Midland Avenue, Glen Ridge, 
N. J., is still an engineer with the General 
Electric Company on duty at the Bloom- 
field, N. J., works. 

William E. Parrnenter is the new Junior 
Warden of Corinthian Lodge of Masons, 
Providence. 

Lincoln Vaughan and Mrs. Vaughan 
have changed their residence to 1 6 Cabot 
Street, Providence. 

Harold E. Grover is a manufacturer of 
boxes, with his factory at 528 Broad Street, 
and his house at 179 Ocean Street, Lynn, 
Mass. 

James A. Peirce has the sympathy of the 
Class in the loss of his father, Augustus 
Richmond Peirce, dean of Providence 
bankers, who died Nov. 16, 1936. Mr. 
Peirce, Sr., had been with the Industrial 
Trust Company for 57 years. Another son 
is A. Richmond Peirce, Jr., '32. 



1921 

Rev. Herbert E. MacCombie, pastor of 
the Elmwood Baptist Church, Providence, 
for the past eight years, has become pastor 
of the First Baptist Church, Lynn, Mass. 
During his years in Providence he has been 
chaplain of the 243rd Field Artillery and 
has also been director of the Royal Ambas- 
sador Camp, Ocean Park, Me. 
1922 

G. Ellsworth Gale, Jr., is associated with 
the Foreign Department, Vick Chemical 
Company, New York City, and has re- 
moved with his family from Plainiield, 
N. J., to 662 Wolf Lane, Pelham, N. Y. 

Rev. H. Lincoln Mackenzie, who has 
been executive and field secretary with the 
Community Church Workers of the United 
States, reports a change of address from 
Great Neck, N. Y., to 40 Blaney Street, 
Swampscott, Mass. 

1923 

Howard W. Comstock is a candidate for 
member of the school committee of Fall 
River. 

W. C. Worthington, tourist in Ireland 
with Mrs. Worthington last summer, de- 
scribed his tour before the Providence Art 
Club, Friday evening, Nov. 20, under the 
engaging title: "'Dingle to Derry (on a 
bicycle built ior one)". 

Charles Robert Meader, infant son of 
Rev. Robert O. Meader, was baptized in 
St. Andrew's Church, Providence, this fall 
in the presence of 30 little girls who are 
members of the Girls' Friendly Society 
Candidates' Class of the parish, of which 
Meader is rector. The sponsors included 
his father, the Rev. Charles A. Meader '91, 
and J. A. Lubrano '24. 
1924 

Clarence C. Chaffee, in charge of ath 
letics at Riverdale Country School, is now 
living at 18 Standish Avenue, Tuckahoe, 
N. Y. 

Edward R. Place has opened an office at 
1 1 Beacon Street, Room 502, Boston, 
where he is engaging in publicity and ad- 
vertising, with his particular interest in 
recreational development. He has had con- 
siderable experience in this line, in which 
he specialized while with N. W. Ayer 6? 
Son. 

Earle Vincent Johnson of Chicago and 
Carleton Scott of Birmingham, Mich., were 
back on the campus the week end before 
Thanksgiving, visiting friends and getting 
news about the football situation and such. 
Johnson had lunch with W. C. Worthing- 
ton '23 and went to the Brown-Colby 
game. He reported that his second daugh- 
ter, whose arrival is announced elsewhere 
in this issue, was doing well. Scott spent 
the holiday with his father, Wilbur A 
Scott '97, and other relatives in Provi- 
dence. 

1925 

John W. Richmond is a partner in Ray- 
mond-Whitcomb, Inc., of Rhode Island, 
travel agents, with offices at 84 Westmin- 
ster Street (Turks Head Building), Provi- 
dence. 

C. H. (Hal) Neubauer has been ap- 
pointed New England district manager of 
Hiram Walker, Inc., nationally known dis- 
tillers. Shortly after repeal Hal went to 
work for National Distillers. Then he 
joined Fleischmann Distilling Corporation 
as New England manager, and has been 
with this company for the past several 
years. 

Harry L. Hoffman, back in Cleveland 
with the Society for Savings, has reported 



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on his hurry-up visit to the campus in 
October. He was on his way to Maine on 
vacation; he had an hour in Providence for 
lunch; and he came to the campus long 
enough to make contact with some of his 
old friends. "Sorry that time prevented 
my seeing every one I wanted to," he 
wrote. He also added that his week ends 
durnig the fall have been largely given 
over to planting tulips, and that he hoped 
to have about 1500 bulbs in the ground 
before arrival of freezing weather. 

Arthur W. Packard, trustee and director 
ul the Davison Fund, Inc., recently estab- 
lished by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is also 
a trustee of Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., 
and ol the Institute of International Edu- 
cation. 

W. Easton Louttit, Jr., is a trustee of 
the Rhode Island Infantile Paralysis Foun- 
dation, of which Dr. Edward A. McLaugh- 
lin "14 IS president. 

Harold C. Higgins is with Paul H. Ray- 
nicr Company, radio station representatives, 
with his office at 43 5 N. Michigan Avenue, 
Chicago. 

1926 

Dr. William J. Turtle has opened an 
olTice in the Winchester, Mass., National 
Bank Building, where he is specializing in 
pediatrics. He is also keeping part time 
contact with the Children's Hospital, Bos- 
ton, where he was interne after getting his 
M.D. at Harvard in 1933. His new daugh- 
ter will celebrate her first Christmas this 
month. 

Howard G. Lewis, assistant principal of 
Nathan Bishop Junior High School, spoke 
on "Leisure Time Community Programs as 
They Affect the Public School" at the 
Rhode Island Institute of Instruction which 
met in Providence late in October. 

1927 

Rev. Franklin D. Elmer, Jr., was in- 
stalled as pastor of the Baptist Church of 
Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 5, the ceremony 
bringing together all the Protestant minis- 
ters and several of the leading Baptist 
clergymen of Northern New York. Elmer's 
new address is 189 Genesee Street, where 
he lives in the church parsonage. His 
church has a membership of nearly 700. 
In a recent letter he spoke ol Porter Sha- 
han and Don Pratt, his room mates at 
Brown, and said that "Shahan has been 
doing a mighty fine piece of work as exec- 
utive secretary of the Illinois Tuberculosis 
Association, and deserves commendation 
for It." 

Howard E. Husker is director of ath- 
letics and a member of the teaching staff of 
Roosevelt Academy, Monsey, N. Y. 

Dr. Donald J. Simons has opened an 
office at 3 East 76th Street, New York 
City, for the practice of neurologic surgery. 

Thomas E. Bcehan is with Outdoor Ad- 
vertising, Inc., at 60 East 42nd Street, New 
York City, and lives at 3446 91st Street. 
Jackson Heights, L. I. 

Dr. Henry G. Atha of the Rhode Island 
Hospital has received his certificate entitling 
him to practice medicine in Rhode Island. 

Harold B. Master and Mrs. Master have 
changed their house address to 3 307 R 
Street, N. W.. Washington, D. C, where 
Hal is senior finance examiner, PWA, De- 
partment of the Interior. 
1928 

Robert N. Conger, with the New Eng- 
land Power Association, is a member of the 
executive committee of the New England 
Association of Beta Theta Pi. 



Circle's Praise 

ERNEST G. Hapgood, Jr., '31, for- 
mer football player and son of 
the well known Ernest G. Hapgood 
'01, IS still trying to look modest in 
the face of the kind (and assuredly 
deserved) words The Circle of Zeta 
Psi had for him in its October num- 
ber as "Hap's" resignation as gen- 
eral secretary of the fraternity was 
announced. 

Alter commenting that no general 
secretary considers his place perma- 
nent, no matter how interesting he 
finds the work. The Circle said that 
"some months ago "Hap" advised the 
Board of Trustees that he wished to 
be relieved of his secretarial respon- 
sibilities at a convenient date this 
fall. Meeting on October 9, the 
Board regretfully accepted this resig- 
nation, effective October 31. . . . 

"Brother Hapgood's retirement fol- 
lows less than twelve months after 
his appointment as General Secre- 
tary, but he previously spent four 
and a half years as Assistant Secre- 
tary, working with Bill Butcher, dur- 
ing the trying depression years. His 
career has won him a rich reward in 
the hundreds of friendships made 
among Zetes who warmed to his 
personal charm. The Central Office 
loses a loyal worker, a worthy repre- 
sentative. "Hap" leaves with a host 
of well wishes for his future and an 
appreciation of his contribution." 



Thomas J. Paolino is a Republican mem- 
ber of the Rhode Island Board of Vote 
Tabulation which has recently been check- 
ing the results of the national and State 
elections in November. 

Loring P. Litchfield, with the R y H 
Chemical Department, E. I. duPont de 
Nemours, Wilmington, Del., is national 
sales manager of peroxygen products. 

Fred M. Knight, leature sports writer 
with the Boston Traveler, was a visitor to 
Brown Field just before the Brown-Holy 
Cross game and wrote a fine story of 
Brown hopes and outlook. ""Brown alumni 
are clamoring for better results," he said, 
"but they don't seem to be "on' McLaugh- 
ry — which goes to show that they realize 
that Tuss can't be expected to do wonders 
with the mediocre, or rather sub-par mate- 
rial at his disposal during the past few 
years." 

Edgerton Hart is with the Pure Oil 
Company and is getting his mail at 6075 
Drexel Road, Philadelphia. 

Paul Bonynge, Jr., in the banking busi- 
ness at 16 Wall Street, New York City, 
reports his mail address to be 62 Pierre- 
pont Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Dr. Perry Sperber has recently received 
his certificate to practice medicine in Rhode 
Island. He lives at 93 Lexington Avenue. 
Providence. 

Harold M. Johnson is New England rep- 
resentative of House & Garden, with his 
office at 80 Bolyston Street, Boston, and 
his house at One Leighton Road, Welles- 
ley, Mass. 

1929 

Dr. F. A.Simeone, Research Fellow on 
the staff of the Harvard Medical School 



this academic year, was guest at a testi- 
monial dinner at the Narragansett Hotel, 
Providence, Nov. 8. Professor Alfonso De 
Salvio, chairman of the Department of Ro- 
mance Languages at the University, Dr. 
Ralph Di Leone '17, and Thomas J. Pao- 
lino '28, were among the speakers. Dr. 
Siraeone recently ended his interneship at 
Massachusetts General Hospital. 

L. Everett Johnson is secretary of the 
New England Association of Beta Theta 
Pi. He is a civil engineer in Brookline, 
Mass. 

Everett Eynon and Mrs. Eynon are liv- 
ing in San Juan, Porto Rico, where Eynon 
is with P. R. R. A. as an investigator. 
They expect to be in Porto Rico during 
the next two years. 

William A. Carney and Mrs. Carney 
have changed their residence to 27 Har- 
court Avenue, Pawtucket. 

Lieut. Paul Waterman, Air Corps, U. S. 
A., is now in duty at Wheeler Field, Oahu, 
Hawaii, where he will remain for two years. 
He sailed from Mitchell Field, New York, 
late in October on the transport Republic, 
going by way of the Panama Canal and 
San Francisco. 

Dr. Edward B. Medoff of Woonsocket 
and Dr. Charles Zurawski of Providence 
have passed examinations and received cer- 
tificates entitling them to practice medicine 
in Rhode Island. 

1930 
Dr. John S. Dziob, graduate of Harvard 
Medical School and interne at Rhode Is- 
land Hospital for two years, has passed his 
examination to practice medicine in Rhode 
Island. His home is in Woonsocket. 

Rev. Carl B. Bihldorff, who left Brown 
to take his bachelor's degree at Rhode Is- 
land State College and who graduated 
from Yale Divinity School last June, has 
become pastor of the First Parish Unitarian 
Church at Duxbury, Mass., the oldest Uni- 
tarian church in this country. 

Paul E. Marble has the sympathy of the 
Class in the loss of his mother, Annie Rus- 
sell Marble, author and literary commenta- 
tor, who died at her home in Worcester, 
Mass., Nov. 23. Mrs. Marble was nation- 
ally known for her short stories, essays, 
and biographies. 

Alvah I. Winslow, whose marriage is re- 
ported elsewhere in this issue, is with the 
National Research Project at 12 South 
12th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

1931 

Louis F. Demmlcr and Mrs. Demmler are 
at last settled in their new house, which 
they spent the summer building, on Mc- 



Lynn in Lights 

WILLIAM H. Lynn "10. star of 
"Three Men on a Horse," at 
last has his name in electric lights in 
front of the Fulton Theatre, New 
York City, where the comedy is play- 
ing after a run of nearly 750 per- 
formances at the Playhouse, where it 
opened on Jan. 20, 1935. According 
to the Times: "Mr. Lynn is said to 
have missed only two performances 
in the entire run, during which he 
has had seven "wives,' including Kay 
Loring, the present one." 



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Kelvy Road, Wilkinsburg, a suburb of 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Dr. Arthur H. Vaughn is junior staff 
physician at the Rhode Island State Infirm- 
ary, Howard. Vaughn took his M.D. de- 
gree at Hahnemann Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, in 1935. He and Mrs. Vaughn, 
who was Miss S. Ruth Ditt '32, Pembroke, 
and whom he married Sept. 5, 1936, live 
at 100 Cross Street, Central Falls. 

The new officers of the Class, elected at 
the Fifth Reunion in June, are; President, 
J. A. O'Neil; Vice President, Lee M. Mar- 
shall; Secretary, Ernest G. Hapgood, Jr.; 
Treasurer, Ralph D. Richardson. To every 
member of the Class has recently been sent 
an attractive bulletin, giving the high lights 
of the reunion and setting forth facts on 
the gift of $1,000 to the Brown Yachting 
Program and of $1,000 to the University 
as a nucleus of the Class of 1931 Scholar- 
ship, and the system of Class dues now in 
effect. The dues will help start a 1931 
Class Endowment Fund to be given to 
Brown in 1961. 

M. G. (Gus) Lunstedt, supervisor of 
recreation for Lynn, Mass., is doing a com- 
mendable job, our Lynn scout reports. Gus 
became supervisor in 1933, after two years' 
experience directing athletics in the city 
schools. 

Stephen W. Shanosky was recently made 
manager of the shipping department of the 
Hygrade Lamp Company, Salem, Mass. 

W. Lincoln Fogarty is now associated 
with Lazard Freres, investment bankers, 1 5 
Nassau Street. New York City. 

John G. Wright is advertising manager 
for Hanlon ^ Goodman Company, Belle- 
ville, N. J., and lives at 241 Grove Street, 
Montclair. N. J. 

John M. Moler, whose marriage we re- 
port in another column, is secretary to the 
general manager of the Passenger Depart- 
ment, Rock Island Lines, Room 2122, 500 
Fifth Avenue, New York City. 

Paul A. M. Snyder, who is making plans 
to step out of the bachelor class, is in the 
motor car business with his father, and is 
living at 1313 Otter Street, Franklin, Pa. 

D. Russell Brown is studying printing a: 
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pitts- 
burgh, where the department of printing is 
said to be the best one of its kind in the 
country. 

1932 

Andre J. Perry is working for the First 
Fond du Lac National Bank, and is living 
at 171 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, 
Wis. 

Dick Peirce is in sales advertising with 
Bank Lithograph and Supply Company, 42 
Pine Street, Providence. 

Arthur A. Lewis, who is doing graduate 
work in education on the Hill, is contrib- 
uting editor on the staff of the East Provi- 
dence Sun, a weekly newspaper of which 
Chester R. Feil '36 is publisher and general 
manager. 

Ralph C. Estes, admitted to the Massa- 
chusetts bar on Nov. 4, has become a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Estes y Estes at 
214 Bronson Building, Attleboro, Mass. 
His father. Judge Ralph C. Estes '99, is the 
senior partner. 

Gordon F. Pyper is Director of Admis- 
sions and a teacher of biology at Mount 
Hermon School, from which he gradutaed 
in 1927. In another column we report the 
arrival of Robert F. Pyper, Brown '54, or 
thereabouts. 



Hugh S. Butler, district manager with 
the Simmons Company, is living for the 
present at the University Club, State Street, 
Albany, N. Y. 

1933 

Rev. Gardiner H. Shattuck is an assist- 
ant minister at Trinity Church, Boston, in 
charge of work among students in the par- 
ish. His mail address is 132 Commonwealth 
Avenue, Boston. 

Bill Parker, happily married and settled 
at 1477 Beacon Street, is an advertising 
agent with Sutherland Abbott Company, 
234 Clarendon Street, Boston. 

Leo L. Tobak from Newport and Harry 
Goldstein from Providence were sworn in 
as members of the Rhode Island bar before 
the Supreme Court in Providence, Oct. 28. 

Roland K. Brown, member of the teach- 
ing staff of St. Dunstan's School, Provi- 



dence, for several years, has returned to his 
old love, Worcester Acadamy, where he is 
instructor in English and assistant in ath- 
letics. 

Owen F. Walker, back from his three 
years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where 
he received a degree in June, is an attorney 
with Thompson, Hine and Flory, 1122 
Guardian Building, Cleveland. His new 
mail address is 1183 East Boulevard, Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

Dan Costello, Jr., writing from the old 
home town of Grand Rapids, Mich., where 
he is on the sales staff of the Deep Rock 
Oil Company, says that the Brown Alum- 
ni Monthly "is a credit to Brown" and 
wishes that the Brown football team could 
be as good. "The showing against Yale 
was heartening, but I can't help recalling 
the fall of '32." 




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• Towns and cities are built on it. 

• Wars have been fought over it from ancient times. 

All the sentiment and some of the most genuine joys of life are 
wrapped up in the average man's idea "of a little piece of ground to call 
my own" . . centered and shrined in tlie idea of "home". 

So powerful a force in many lives must draw its source 
from a fundamental instinct. Do you possess your own 
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Brown Alumni Monthly 

Published at Brown Vmversity by the 
Associated Alumni 



CHESLEY VVORTHINGTON '23 
Managing Editor 

ARTHUR BRAITSCH '23 
Business Manager 

HENRY S. CHAFEE '09 

ALFRED H. GURNEY '07 
SeCTelary 

GERTRUDE ALLEN McCONNELL 
PembTol^c CoTTespondent 



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Vol. XXXVII DECEMBER, 1936 No. 5 



Harry D. Deutschhein, whose college 
chums said that he would be the last one 
of them to marry, has proved the prophets 
wrong, as we report elsewhere in this issue. 
Harry is an executive with the Department 
of the Interior, Washington, D. C, and he 
and Mrs. Deutschhein live in Chevy Chase, 
Md. 

Rev. Read Chatterton is pastor of the 
New Fairfield Congregational Church, R. 
F. D. 3, Danbury, Conn. He won his divin- 
ity degree last May at Hartford Theologi- 
cal Seminary, and became a minister of the 
Congregational Church by ordination Nov. 
17. A member of the ordaining council 
was Rev. Wilbur F. Deming "12, pastor of 
the Congregational Church, Washington, 
Conn. Chatterton's marriage is reported in 
another column of this Monthly. 

1934 

Ed Hickcy was recently elected president 
of the third year evening class of George- 
town Law School, where he belongs to the 
Gould Law Club and is on the editorial 
staff of the Georgetown Law Journal. He 
is working days and studying nights, and 
swimming a little to keep in shape. 

Caesar M. Danesi is doing research and 
development work in the engineering de- 
partment of the Builders Iron Foundry, 
Providence. 

Walter Porter is a fingerprint expert 
with the Department of Justice, Washing- 
ton, and he and Mrs. Porter, who was 
Ruth Crowel! Milliken, live at 2-3 506 New 
Hampshire Avenue, N. W., in the Capitol 
city. 

Ed Tracy, doing graduate work in civics 
at Har\'ard, is living at 9 Humboldt Street, 
Cambridge. Ed hopes to win his A.M. in 
June, 1937, and then continue his teaching 
career. 

Dave Caldwell is working for the New 
York Telephone Company and lives at 685 
West End Avenue, New York City. 

Wilbur F. Smith is with Price Water- 
house, Inc., accountants and auditors, 56 
Pine Street. New York City, to which he 
commutes from his home at 8 Winthrop 
Place, Maplewood, N. J. 

Jim Mackintosh, whose engagement we 
have the pleasure of reporting in this issue, 
is in charge of the Department of History 
at Montclair, N, J.. High School. In a 
recent letter Jim said that he liked the 
work, his students, and his surroundings. 



Ed Robinson, Jr., has sold a story to the 
Saturday Etieiu'ng Post, we hear. Since he 
left college Ed has been doing a lot of 
writing and appears to be on the road to 
.success as a writer of fiction. 

Cyril Owen is a graduate assistant in 
music at Brown, with Professors Coolidge 
and Hitchcock finding plenty (so he says) 
to keep him on his toes. 

1935 

Walter Bopp is learning as much as he 
can about the department store business 
with Lord 6? Taylor in New York City. 

Ed Necarsulmer, Jr., is with L. F. Roths- 
child y Co.. investments, at 120 Broadway, 
and lives at 21 East 87th Street, New York 
City. 

Norman Smith is a teacher at the Avon 
High School. Avon, Mass., where he lives 
at 59 North Main Street. 

Sid Johnson, Jr., is learning the wool 
business with the Barre Wool Combing 
Company, Ltd., South Barre, Mass. 

Hayward Brown, who left college in 
Junior year to go to work for J. (i P. Coats 
Thread Company, is now vice president 
and treasurer of Newby (i Brown, Inc., 
real estate, 501 Ocean Boulevard, Daytona 
Beach, Fla. He and Mrs. Brown are living 
at 714 North Wild Olive Avenue. 

Robert T. Fowler, Jr., member of the 
Class for two years, is in the real estate 
and insurance business under the name. 
Ask Mr. Fowler, at 700 Centre Street, 
Jamaica Plain, Ma.ss. 

Jim Brown, who left college at the end 
of Sophomore year, is a salesman with 
George H. Brown Company, printing and 
stationery, 161 Summer Street, Boston, 
and lives at 215 Mill Street, Newtonville. 
Mass. 

Quentin Rice Cowman is agency super- 
visor and underwriter with the Equitable 
Life Insurance Company of Iowa, with his 
office on the 1 3th floor of the Payne Shoe- 
maker Building, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Howard S. Pease, Jr., is in the time 
study department of the Bigelow Sanford 
Carpet Co., Inc., Thompsonville, Conn. 
He was married Sept 23, 1936, to Miss 
Mildred E. Fuge, and he and Mrs. Pease 
live at 8 Blake HiU, Springfield, Mass. 



Names that made photos 

OF recent protographs inspired by 
the Brown University News 
Service, two were of particular inter- 
est to alumni. One showed two 
Freshmen checking up on their 
Brunonian fathers by finding the sly 
things said about them in Libers of 
their undergraduate days. The Fresh- 
men were John A. Leith of Dedham, 
Mass., son of Royal W. Leith "12, 
president of the Associated Alumni, 
and Henry D. S. Chafee, son of 
Henry S. Chafee "09, former presi- 
dent. 

The other photograph showed 
George Jay Gould, Jr., grandson of 
the past century"s boom era figure. 
Jay Gould, and his roommate, Frank 
M. Warren, also of the Freshman 
class. The two, who went to a sec- 
ondary school in Paris last year, were 
represented as listening to a Paris 
broadcast on their radio. 



1936 

Amby Murray, aide in the publicity cam- 
paign for John W. Haigis for Governor of 
Massachusetts, is now working for the Ed- 
ward R. Place Publicity Bureau (E. R. 
Place '24) at Room 502, 11 Beacon Street, 
Boston. Amby writes that everything is 
going along as well as he could ask for. 

Steve (Red) Armstrong was on the foot- 
ball coaching staff of Norwich, Conn., Free 
Academy, his old school, this fall. 

Jim France was back on the campus last 
month for a flying visit. He is traveling 
secretary for his fraternity. Alpha Delta 
Phi, with his headquarters at 136 West 
44th Street, New York City. 

Walter Rollins is with the Brown y 
Sharpe Mfg. Company, Providence, doing 
experimental work. 

Bob Pickup directed an eloquent tax sur- 
vey the results of which The Providence 
Joiinidl recently published. Three Rhode 
Island families kept accounts of all expen 
ditures for a year, and Bob and his staff 
told the public how much of that money 
went for taxes. The series of articles was 
widely reprinted in the American press. 

Bob Kenyon has changed his mail ad- 
dress to 120 Larch Street, Providence. He 
told us several weeks ago that he had a 
temporary job with the Howard Realty 
Company. 

Roy Leach, 3rd, is a first year student at 
Andover Newton Theological School, New- 
ton Centre, Mass. 

Herb Levenson is enrolled at the Medical 
School, Boston University, and Jack Nolan 
is a first year man at Tufts Medical School. 

Harvard professional schools have attract- 
ed 24 members of the Class, according to 
a survey of the new Harvard Student Di- 
rectory. Here are the schools and the 
names: Business Administration: Bristol, 
Handy, lovino, Wass, and Zeugner; Law: 
Buhier, DiMarco, Dooley, George, Gregory, 
Hirt, Moss, Noonan. Perrin, Silverman, 
Tannewald, and Bill Thompson; Engineer- 
ing: Winsor; School of Design: Conrad 
Green: Dentistry: Field; Medicine: Ohane- 
son. Zooloomian: Arts and Sciences: Young 
and Gerald Richmond. 

Walt Gray sets himself down as "mis- 
sionary and salesman" for the William 
Wrigley, Jr. Company, whose product ev- 
erybody knows. He is living at 129 Benefit 
Street, Providence. 

Harrie Hart"s new house address is One 
East 87th Street, New York City. 

Bill Summer is an apprentice with the 
West Virginia Rail Company, manufactur- 
ers of steel shapes and track work, in Ham- 
ilton, where he and Mrs. Summer are living, 
as we note in the marriage column. 

Harry Angelo is in charge of the order 
room for William Iselin Company, private 
bankers, 3 57 Fourth Avenue, New York 
City. 

Bill Benton is an apprentice with Ana- 
conda Wire 6? Cable Company, but writes 
that he prefers to get his mail at his home, 
17 Gilman Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Jack Bergeson is an assistant with Mal- 
colm Pirnie. water supply and sanitary 
engineer, and has recently been working in 
Charlestown. S. C, where he is located at 
55 Church Street. 

Lucian Drury is an accountant with Gen- 
eral Electric Company, Bridgeport, Conn,, 
where he lives at 62 Coleman Street. 

Dick Ferris is a member of the sales staff 
of C. V. Stackpole 6? Son, Inc., electrical 



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appliances, 588 Chestnut Street, Lynn, 
Mass. 

Jim Harrison is a first year student at 
the Medical School, McGill University, and 
is living at 3419 University Street, Mont- 
real, P. Q. 

Art Heilman is doing statistical research 
with the Trcmco Manufacturing Co., main- 
tenance materials tor building and construc- 
tion, and is getting his mail at 2828 Edge- 
hill Road, Cleveland Heights, O. 

Gordon Kaelin is an assistant manager 
with J. J. Newberry Co., chain stores, and 
in recent months has been on the job at 
245 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 

Leigh Lynch, Jr., is in the marine under- 
writing department of Providence Wash- 
ington Insurance Co., 20 Market Square, 
Providence. 

Professor W. R. Benford and C. E. An- 
derson '37, R. W. Anderson '37, and F. C. 
Tyler '37 attended the meetings of the 
New England Water Works Association 
held in Boston Nov. 19. They also took 
part in the annual student night sponsored 
by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers 
for Civil Engineering Student Chapters, 
and held in Boston on the same date. 

Engagements 

MISS Dorothy M. Phipps, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lawrence Phipps of 
Woodmere, L. L, to Lieut. Paul 
Waterman '29, Air Corps, U. S. A., of 
Washington, D. C. 

Miss Mary Lou Carlon, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank C. Carlon of Oil City, Pa., 
to Paul A. M. Snyder '31 of Franklin, Pa. 

Miss Patience Y. King, daughter of Mrs. 
Sigmund H. King of New York City, to 
K. Bertram Friedman '3 3, also of New 
York. 

Miss Elisabeth Choate Crockett, daugh- 
ter of Judge and Mrs. Ralph W. Crockett 
of Lewiston, Me., to James F. Macintosh 
'34 of Wellesley, Mass., and Montclair, 
N. J. Miss Crockett is a graduate of Ober- 
lin College and a great grandniece of Rufus 
Choate. 

Miss Carolyn Colwell, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph Colwell of West Barring- 
ton, to Robert S. Drake '3 5 of Jersey City. 
N.J. 

Miss Jeanne Agnes Straight, sister of 
Miss Mary E. Straight, of Providence, to 
Louis J. Hand '34, also of Providence. 

Miss Muriel Monsell, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Edwin M. Monsell of Tulsa, 
Okla., to James R. Bremner, Jr. '34 of 
Lake Forest, 111. 

Weddings 

1920— Elton H. Tucker and Miss Grace 
Winifred Williams, daughter of Enoch 
Williams of Dorchester, Mass., were mar- 
ried in Dorchester, Nov. 6, 1936. They 
are at home at 3 50 Hope Street, Provi- 
dence. 

1923 — Harold K. Larson and Miss Dor- 
othy Phillips Grant, daughter of Mrs. Wil- 
liam P. Grant, were married in Pawtucket, 
Nov. 5, 1936. They are at home at 556 
Central Avenue, Pawtucket. 

1925— John B. Kilton and Miss Ruth 
Leighton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis 
C. Leighton, were married in Providence, 
Oct. 23, 1936. George W. Kilton '25 was 
his brother's best man. Mr. and Mrs. Kil- 
ton are at home at 105 Governor Street, 
Providence. 

1930 — Alvah I. Winslow and Miss Anna 
L. Sampson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. 



Amendment's Life 

r|R. Gregory D. Walcott "97, 
■'-' Professor of Philosophy at Long 
Island University, has come forward 
with the suggestion that any new 
amendment to the Constitution of 
the United States be "limited to a 
definite period of years." In a letter 
to the ?^ew Tor\ Herald Tribune 
under date of Nov. 8, he wrote: 

"Not a few people think that 
Amendments Sixteen and Seventeen 
(the income tax and direct election 
of Senators amendments) might well 
follow the late Eighteenth in its de- 
mise. Perhaps some of our present- 
day ills can be traced to one or the 
other, or both, of these sources. 

"Might It not be advisable, too, in 
case some new amendment is sought, 
to have it limited tu a definite period 
of years? Whenever any such change 
goes into force, it enters the trial- 
and-error stage. No one knows how 
well it will work The amount of 
gray matter involved in its formula- 
tion is its chief guaranty for success, 
but no one can be absolutely sure. 
A definite limit of twenty or twenty- 
five years might be advisable. 

"If toward the end of that period 
there should be much criticism, it 
could automatically cease to be a 
part of the Constitution, but if it 
had apparently worked well, it might 
then be made permanent. Such pro- 
cedure might lead to the adoption of 
more amendments, which might not 
be an evil, but at any rate an amend- 
ment that had proved itself undesir- 
able could be eliminated without any 
fuss." 



A. Sampson, were married in Providence, 
Nov. 14, 1936. They are living in Phila- 
delphia. 

1930 — Edwin F. Drew and Miss Barbara 
Louise Carpenter, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John B. Carpenter of East Providence, 
were married in Providence, Nov. 5, 1936. 
They are at home at 3 5 Agawam Road, 
Rumford. 

1931 — John M. Moler and Miss Helen 
Marie Leonhardt, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. F. Leonhardt, were married in 
Crestwood, Yonkers, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1936. 
They are at home at 39 Chittenden Ave- 
nue, Crestwood. 

1931 — Edward C. Ahern and Miss Alice 
M. Buckley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. 
P. Buckley, were married in Providence, 
Nov. 11, 1936. They are at home at 11 
Glenwood Avenue, Eden Park. 

193 1 — Robert A. Bowen and Miss Sarah 
Phelan, daughter of the late Professor and 
Mrs. Joseph W. Phelan of West Medford, 
Mass., were married in Boston, Nov. 20, 
1936. They will make their home in Prov- 
idence. 

193 3 — Harry D. Deutschbein and Miss 
Belle Fit5gerald-Smith of Coronado, Calif., 
and Washington, D. C, were married in 
Washington, in April. They are living at 
4511 Stanford Street, Chevy Chase, Md. 

1933 — Joseph S. Thompson and Miss 
Zellette Louthan, daughter of Mr. and 



Mrs. William B. Louthan, were married in 
East Liverpool, O., Oct. 15, 1936. 

1933 — Rev. Read Chatterton and Miss 
Margaret Ross Grimes, daughter of the 
Rev. and Mrs. Harry G. Grimes, were mar- 
ried in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 10, 1936. 
The bride's father performed the ceremony 
in Central Congregational Church, and the 
best man was Arthur G. Brown '3 3, room 
mate of Chatterton for four years at Brown. 
Mrs. Chatterton is a graduate of Mount 
Holyoke and the Simmons School of Social 
Work. Mr. and Mrs. Chatterton are at 
home in Danbury, Conn. 

1933 — John M. Redding and Miss 'Vir- 
ginia Seeds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Benham, were married in Indian- 
apolis, Ind., Oct. 17, 1936. They are liv- 
ing in Chicago. 

1934 — Oscar P. Hammer and Miss 
Norma Alberta Sawyer, daughter of Dr. 
and Mrs. Carl D. Sawyer, were married in 
Providence, Oct. 24, 1936. They are living 
in Somerville, Mass. 

1934 — Rockwell Gray and Miss Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Horton, daughter of Elmer 
S. Horton '10 and Mrs. Horton, were mar- 
ried m Barrington, Oct. 31, 1936. S. 
Turner Blanchard "3 3 was best man, and 
Edward M. Horton '39 was an usher. They 
are at 130 Pitman Street, Providence. 

1934— Daniel W. Earle and Miss Mar- 
ian Fones were married in Washington, 
D. C, Oct. 10, 1936. They are living in 
Portsmouth, R. I. 

193 5 — Fred S. Niemann and Miss Laura 
Leppler were married in Wilmette, 111., 
Sept. 27, 1936. They are living at 245 
Long Avenue, Chicago. 

1936 — William G. Summer and Miss 
Mary Carpenter Ettling, daughter of Hen- 
ry C. Ettling and graduate (Pembroke Col- 
lege) in 1934, were married in Springfield. 
Mass., June 16, 1936. They are living at 
123 5 Charleston Avenue, Huntington, W. 
Va. 

1936 — Ambrose J. Murray and Miss 
Ruth E. Rudd were married Sept. 4, 1936. 
They are at home at 1616 Massachusetts 
Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 

Births 

1917— To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Arm- 
strong of Springfield, Mass., a third son, 
Robert Avery, Oct. 29, 1936. 

1919— To Mr. and Mrs. James J. Walker 
of Edgewood, a son on Oct. 29, 1936. 

1923— To Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Dol- 
beare of Norfolk, Va., a son, Robert Lor- 
ing, Oct. 26, 1936. 

1924 — To Mr. and Mrs. Earle Vincent 
Johnson of Park Ridge, 111., a second 
daughter, Nancy Lee, Aug. 31, 1936. 

1924— To Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Hath- 
away of Springfield, Mass., a son, Louis E. 
Hathaway, 3rd, Sept. 16, 1936. 

1926 — To Dr. and Mrs. William J. 
Turtle of Winchester, Mass., a daughter, 
Nancy, Aug. 24, 1936. 

1929— To Mr. and Mrs. James P. How- 
ell of Chicago, 111., a daughter, Marilyn 
Louise, Nov. 5, 1936. 

1932— To Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Til- 
linghast, Jr., of New York City, a son, 
Charles C. Tillinghast, 3rd, Nov. 16, 1936. 

1932— To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon F. 
Pyper of Mount Hermon, Mass., a son, 
Robert Fendel, Aug. 23, 1936. 

1934 — To Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. 
Van Doom of Newport, a son, Arlan King, 
Oct. 28, 1936. 



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Those We Mourn 



1871 

Ri!v. Daniel Webster Hoyt, soldier 
at 19, Baptist minister for 44 years, 
and pastor emeritus of the Adams 
Square Baptist Church, Worcester, Mass., 
died in Memorial Hospital, Worcester, 
Nov. 5, 1936. 

Born in East Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 12, 
1845, the son of Daniel C. and Lydia 
(Williams) Hoyt, he prepared at Nevi? 
London, N. H., Literary and Scientific In- 
stitute, now Cblby Junior College, and in 
August, 1864, enlisted in Company M, 4th 
Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was on 
duty in Washington the night President 
Lincoln was assassinated and his recollec- 
tion of his experiences at the time was 
always a vivid one. 

Returning from the war in the summer 
of 1865, he worked for two years and then 
entered Brown, where he became a charter 
member of Delta Upsilon. From Brown he 
went to Newton Theological Institution, 
graduated in 1874, became a Baptist min- 
ister at Amherst, Mass., in July of that 
year, and thereafter held pastorates in Mill- 
bury, Worcester, and North Oxiord, Mass. 
For three years he was head of the Massa- 
chusetts City Missionary Society, and in 
that time he organised three churches and 
built several meeting houses. He retired 
from the active ministry in 1918. 

But in his retirement he kept busy. 
He frequently preached in neighborhood 
churches and at the Adams Square church. 
He joined George H. Ward Post, G. A. R., 
in 1904, was post chaplain for many years, 
and continued his interest in the work of 
the post until his death. He was married 
Oct. 21, 1874, to Ella Dexter Mowry, who 
died in 1922. Surviving are a son, John 
Irving Hoyt, three daughters. Miss Abbie 
Louise Hoyt, Mrs. Nelson L. Wheeler, and 
Mrs. Delbert L. Judd, and several grand- 
children and great grandchildren. Mr. Hoyt 
used to say that although he had lived 
through six major depressions, he was still 
an optimist. And he lived up to his self 
characterisation. 

1889 

ERNEST Gilbert Smith died at the 
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, 
Oct. 22, 1936, after a short illness. For 



many years he had been connnected with 
the management of the Rocky Point Amuse- 
ment Company. 

Born in Norwich, Conn., Nov. 9, 1867, 
the son of Miles G. and Eunice (Barnes) 
Smith, he prepared at Vermont Academy 
and graduated from Brown with honors in 
Greek and high standing in other subjects. 
He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his 
Senior year. 

Alter graduation he went to work lor 
the Empire Publishing Company, Philadel- 
phia. Returning to Providence in 1891 he 
became a salesman for A. J. Smith whose 
firm is now the Smith-Holden Dental Sup- 
ply Company. He left this company in 
1900, and later went to work at Rocky 
Point. 

He was married June 13, 1897, to Miss 
Annie A. Degnan, who survives. His fra- 
ternity was Zeta Psi. 

1891 

DR. Augustus Woodbury Calder, 
physician and surgeon in Providence 
lor 38 years and former chief surgeon of 
the Rhode Island National Guard, died at 
his home, Oct. 25, 1936, after a month's 
illness. He served as a surgeon in the 
Spanish-American War, the Mexican Bor- 
der campaign, and the World War. 

Born in Providence, Sept. 28, 1869, the 
son of Albert L. and Martha Ann (How- 
land) Calder, he prepared at Mowry ii 
Golf's English and Classical School, was 
active in athletics while an undergraduate 
at Brown, and after winning his A.B., en- 
tered Harvard Medical School, from which 
he graduated in 1895. He did post graduate 
work in Vienna, Dresden, and Paris in 
1895-96, and after his return home com- 
menced practice in Providence, specializing 
in nervous disorders and surgery. 

Enlisting in the Rhode Island National 
Guard as a private in the hospital corps, 
he received commission as Second Lieuten- 
ant in December, 1898, and continued to 
rise in rank until his retirement in 1919 as 
Lieutenant Colonel. He was a post surgeon 
in the Spanish-American War; surgeon of 
cavalry with the rank of Major in 1906; 
and chief surgeon ot the National Guard 



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1916, and during the next three years was 
on duty along the Mexican border and in 
military camps in this country. He intro- 
duced typhoid inoculation to the National 
Guard in 1913, and soon made it popular. 
He belonged to the Providence and 
Rhode Island Medical Societies, Associa- 
tion of Military Surgeons of the United 
States, Military Service Institute, and Psi 
Upsilon. He was married April 17, 1906, 
to Sarah Senter Allen, who survives, with 
two sons, A. W. Calder, Jr. '28, and Craw- 
ford A. Calder; and a daughter, Miss Mar- 
tha Howland Calder. Members of the Class 
of 1891 attended the funeral in a body. 

1891 

JOHN William Heisman, famous as a 
football coach who did much to open 
up the game by use of the forward pass 
and a shilling line, died of broncho-pneu- 
monia at his home in New York City, Oct. 
3, 1936. His career as a coach was longer 
than that of any other American except 
Amos Alonzo Stagg, who is still active. 

Between 1892 and 1927 Mr. Heisman 
coached lootball and other sports at Ober 
lin, Akron, Alabama Polytechnic Institute 
Clemson, Georgia School of Technology 
Pennsylvania, Washington and Jefferson 
and Rice Institute. In 1930 he became 
physical director of the Downtown Ath 
letic Club in New York, and held that posi 
tion at his death. 

His high spot as a coach was reached at 
Georgia Tech, where he remained for 16 
years and where his teams in 1915, 1916, 
and 1917, won 25 games without losing 
any. With Alonso Stagg and Glenn War- 
ner he made up the "football trinity" of 
the years belore the war. He won his games 
by developing speed and deception; he 
made successful use of the forward pass 
while other coaches were complaining 
against it; and he showed the way in end 
runs with running interference. 

He was born in Cleveland, O., Oct. 23, 
1869, the son of John and Sarah A. (Lehr) 
Heisman. He prepared at Titusville, Pa., 
High School, and while a student at Brown 
lor two years, 1887-89, played football and 
baseball. He transferred to Pennsylvania, 
playing lootball there and studying for the 
LL-B. degree which he received in 1892. 
For two years he was athletic director at 
the Atlanta Athletic Club, and for four 
years president ot the Atlanta Baseball As- 
sociation. He was president of the Ameri- 
can Football Coaches Association in 1923 
and 1924, and one of the founders and 
first president of the Touchdown Club, the 
object of which was to get old football 
players together to talk about the game, 
past and present. He wrote "Principles of 
Football," and newspaper and magazine 
articles on the game. His wife, the former 
Miss Edith Maora, survives. 

1894 

CLAYTON Sedgwick Cooper, editor, au- 
thor, lecturer, and friend of many 
Brown men, died in Rochester, Minn., Oct. 
13, 1936. He had gone to Rochester to 
undego treatment for his eyes after having 
spent the summer in travel through the 
North and East as far as Poland Springs, 
Me. 

For the past ten years he had spent most 
of his time in Florida, where he was presi- 
dent of the Miami Beach Committee of 
100, a civic and social group which was a 
cross-section of America's wealth, industry. 



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and commerce. In 1924 and 1925 he was 
editor of The Miami Tribune. 

Born in Henderson, N. Y., May 24, 
1869, the son of Ira L. and Juha (Dix) 
Cooper, he prepared at Adams Collegiate 
Institute. After graduation from Brown he 
served for a year as college secretary of the 
International Committee, Y. M. C. A., and 
for another year as secretary of the 23rd 
Street Y. M. C. A., New York City. He 
graduated from Rochester Theological Sem- 
inary in 1898, did graduate work at the 
University of Chicago, and became pastor 
of the Washington Street Baptist Church, 
Lynn, Mass., where he served from 1898 
to 1902. He continued graduate study of 
philosophy at Harvard and Columbia, and 
received his A.M. from Columbia in 190T. 
He was secretary of the Bible Study De- 
partment, International Committee of the 
Y. M. C. A., 1902-12. In 1909 he made a 
world tour to visit students of India, Cey- 
lon, China, Korea, and Japan, and to in- 
vestigate educational and industrial condi- 
tions in Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

Since 1909 he had traveled widely in 
Europe, Asia. South America, and had lee- 
t'lred before hundreds of audiences on for- 
-•ign trade, one of his favorite studies, and 
/avel. He was editor of "Educational 
.foundations," 1913-17, and editorial direc- 
:or of W. R. Grace ii Company, steamship 
agents, from 1918 to 1922. In 1924 he 
and Mrs. Cooper, also well known as an 
author, built a house on the ocean front at 
Miami Beach, which they thought to be 
one of the loveliest spots they had seen in 
their travels around the world. 

Mr. Cooper's list of published books is a 
distinguished one, including "Why Go to 
College": College Men and the Bible"; 
"The Man of Egypt": "The Modernising 
of the Orient": "Poetry in Religion"; "The 
Bible and Modern Life"; "Understanding 
South America": "Understanding Spain"; 
and "Understanding Italy." He also wrote 
"The Brazilians and Their Country," a his- 
tory of the Class of 1894, "Foreign Trade 
Markets and Methods," and "Latin Amer- 
ica — Men and Markets." He was a former 
member of the National Arts Club and The 
Players, New York, and belonged to Delta 
Upsilon. 

His wife, who was Elizabeth Goodnow 
and whom he married in 1912, is his only 
immediate survivor. 

1894 

EBrucf Mkrriman, active for many 
• years in the business and social life of 
Providence, died at his home Oct. 18, 1936, 
after a long illness. He was one of four 
brothers who received their degrees from 
Brown in a space of five years and son of 
Charles Henry Merriman, recipient of an 
honorary degree in 1894. 

Born at Nayatt Point, Aug. H. 1872, 
the son of Charles H. and Esther H. (Thur- 
ston) Merriman, he prepared at Mowry & 
Goff's English and Classical School and 
Providence High School: and after gradua 
tion from Brown went to work for the Lip- 
pitt Mills, Woonsocket. He was transferred 
to the New York office in 1897, worked 
there for four years and resigned in 1901 
to go into the bleaching business in Appo- 
naug. After association with the Eastern 
Coal Company and the Merriman Consoli- 
dated Oil Company, which he organized, 
he became a partner in the firm of C. A. 
Kilvert 6:? Co., investments, Jan. 1, 1918. 

During the World War he gave up busi- 
ness to join the American Red Cross, with 



which he served in France until January, 
1919. He was a member of Agawam Hunt 
Club, Squantum Association. Hope Club, 
Rhode Island Country Club, Turks Head 
Club, Racquet Club of New York, Rhode 
Island Historical Society, East Side Skating 
Club, and Psi Upsilon. His summer home 
was at Gull Rock, Newport. 

He was married Nov. 28, 1900, to Miss 
Helen A. Pearce, who survives with two 
daughters, Mrs. Edward M. Weld and 
Mrs. Dudley P. King Wood of New York; 
and three brothers, Charles H. Merriman 
"92, Harold T. Merriman "94, and Isaac B. 
Merriman '97. 

1895 

SUMNER TiNGLEY PACKARD, president 
and general manager of the Dana S. 
Courtney Company, bobbin and spool man- 
ufacturer, and owner of the Macrodi Fiber 
Company, died at the Deaconess Hospital, 
Boston, Oct. 9, 1936, after an illness of 
three weeks. 

As president of the Hampden County 
Council, Boy Scouts of America, and presi- 
dent of the National Bobbin Association, 
he was not only well known in Western 
Massachusetts but also throughout the coun- 
try. He was a former president of the 
Connecticut Valley Brown Club, and an 
energetic, valuable alumnus. 

He was born in Brockton, Mass., July 4, 
1874. the son of David S. and Emma 
(Tingley) Packard. He entered Brown from 
Brockton High School, took courses with 
intention of studying law, and after grad- 
uation went to Harvard Law School, from 
which he received the LL.B. degree in 
1898. He became a member of the Massa- 
chusetts bar while still in law school and 
practiced law for a short time in the office 
of Judge Reid in Brockton. He gave up 
the law to enter business, and in 191 "i 
removed to Springfield, where he became 
prominent in civic and religious work as 
well as in business. 

In 1900 and 1901 he had been a mem- 
ber of the Common Council of Brockton. 
In Springfield he kept out of politics, giv- 
ing his spare time and energy to the Boy 
Scouts, the Faith Congregational Church, 
where he was president of the Men's Club, 
and the Rotary Club. "He sincerely believes 
in scouting and as president of Hampden 
County Council is backing it with all the 
power in his being," it was written of him 
three years ago. His other afliliations were 
with Bay State Commandery, Knights Tem- 
plar, Springfield Country Club, Ragged 
Mountain Fish and Game Club, and Delta 
Phi. 

He was married June 0. 1903, to Miss 
Maude E. Norwood of Rockport, Me., who 
survives, with a son, Sumner T. Packard, 
Jr., '27, a daughter. Miss Pauline Packard, 
and two sisters. 

1901 

ARTHUR Crawford Wyman. former 
assistant curator of the American Nu- 
mismatic Society and one of the recognized 
numismatists of the United States, died of 
a heart attack at Palo Alto Hospital. Palo 
Alto, Calif., Oct. 15, 1936. For the pa.st 
six years he had been living in Los Altos, 
Calif. 

Born in Lincoln, R. I., Sept. 21, 1879, 
the son of John C. and Elizabeth B. (Chace) 
Wyman, he was the nephew of the late 
Chancellor Arnold B. Chace '66. He came 
to Brown from the University Grammar 
School and left in 1900 without taking a 



degree. In 1910 he took up the study of 
law at Boston University Law School, but 
gave It up to go to New York City, where 
he joined the staff of the American Numis- 
matic Society. He resigned in 1921 to 
travel, spent several years in Europe, and 
on his return associated himself with Gut- 
tag Brothers, foreign exchange brokers in 
New York City. 

He was a Fellow of the American Numis- 
matic Society and the Royal Numismatic 
Society of England; president of the Pacific 
Coast Numismatic Society: president of the 
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce: and a 
member of Alpha Delta Phi. He was mar- 
ried June 5, 1917, to May A. Lennon, who 
survives. 

1902 

EUGENE Bailfy Jackson, lawyer and 
former president of the Brown Club of 
Boston, died suddenly in Boston, Nov. 11, 
1936. He had been ill for more than a 
year. 

Born in Woonsocket, Aug. 6, 1880, the 
son of Frank A. Jackson, for many years a 
member of the Rhode Island State Board 
of Food and Drug Commissioners and 
other State commissions, and Adele S. 
(Howe) Jackson. He prepared at Mowry 
6? Golf's English and Classical School and 
as undergraduate at Brown was secretary 
of his class in Freshman year and vice pres- 
ident in Sophomore year. He was an editor 
of Liber Bnmensis. a Carpenter Prize 
speaker. Class Orator at Commencement 
time, and active in social and dramatic 
work. He also belonged to The Owl. 



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the Associated Alumni on several occasions. 
He belonged to the Harvard Club of Bos- 
ton, the Brookline Amateurs, a dramatic 
society to which he gave much of his lei- 
sure time, the Boston Tennis and Badmin- 
ton Club, and Zeta Psi. 

He was married Sept. 6, 1911, to Miss 
Caroline Wilbour Patten, who survives, 
with a daughter, Mrs. Harry M. McLeod 
nf Lake Forest, 111.: a son. Anthony Jack- 
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1908 

JAMES Alexander Hall, Professor of 
Mechanical Engineering at the Univer- 
sity, Secretary of the Class of 1908, and 
nationally known by reason of his work 
for the American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers, died of a cerebral hemorrhage 
at Jane Brown Hospital, Providence, Oct. 
29, 1936. He had been at the hospital for 
a week. 

"For more than 25 years," said Acting 
President James P. Adams in a fine tribute 
written for the Brown Daily Herald, "he 
has been associated with the work of the 
Division of Engineering and hundreds of 
Brown men in all parts of the country will 
feel keenly the loss of one who was for 
them both an inspiring teacher and a per- 
sonal friend." 

During the past year Professor Hall had 
been doing his full share of work even 
though he knew that he was physically 
below par. He couldt not, would not give 
up. At the beginning of this academic 
year his colleagues in the Division of Engi' 
ncering persuaded him to lighten his teach- 
ing burden and curtail his outside activities. 
His last public appearance was at the 
Alumni Day dinner. He was in fairly good 
spirits then, and his death came as a real 
shock to classmates, the University family, 
and his friends everywhere. 

Born in Berlin, Vt., July 26, 1888, the 
son of Rev. John J. and Agnes B. (Hardic) 
Hall, he prepared at Providence Classical 
High School and entered Brown two 
months after he passed his 1 6th birthday. 
He won the first Hartshorn Premium in 
entrance mathematics, and as undergraduate 
belonged to the B. C. A. and the Brown 
Che.ss Club. He took his A.B. in 1908 and 
his Sc B. in 1910, the year in which he was 
elected to Sigma Xi. He was assistant and 
then instructor in mechanical engineering 
for three years before resigning to go with 
the Link Belt Company of Philadelphia as 
research engineer. 

Returning to Brown in 1915 he served 
for five years as Assistant Professor of 
Mechanical Engineering, five years as Asso- 
ciate Professor, and Professor since 192T. 
He had been a member of the committee 
on curriculum and other major committees, 
and at the time of his death was on the 
Brown University Athletic Council. Last 
spring he carried out the difficult task of 
revising the daily schedule of classes to 
meet changing needs. His own courses 
were in machine design and industrial man- 
agement, and he was an authority on 
machine development. 

As a member of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers he was on the stand- 
ing committee on local sections, 1922-26, 
and chairman in 1926. He also served on 
the committee on the cutting and forming 
of metals, and was chairman of that com- 
mittee, 1925-27. As a member of the So- 
ciety's Council he was ever active in pro- 
moting the Society's progress and helping 
shape its policies. He was a past president 
of the Providence Engineering Society, a 
member of the Society for the Promotion 
of Engineering Education, the Brown Engi- 
neering As.sociation, the Newcomen Society, 
and a Fellow of the .American Association 
for the Advancement of Science. He was 
also consulting engineer to the Brown ^ 
Sharpe Manufacturing Company. He wrote 
numerous articles for the technical press 
and was one of the authors of "Profitable 
Science in Industry," published in 1924. 



In 193 5 when the Rhode Island State 
Employment Service decided to hold exam- 
inations similar to ones in use by the United 
States Civil Service he was named special 
representative to conduct the tests. And he 
carried out the rather ticklish assignment 
with the fairness, the enthusiasm, the atten- 
tion to detail that he showed in all of his 
varied duties. 

He was married June 21, 1919, to Miss 
Leila Tucker '10 (Pembroke College), who 
survives, with a son, James A. Hall, Jr., 
and two daughters. Flora and Margaret 
Hall. At the funeral Rev. Albert C. Thom- 
as, D.D., his classmate and intimate friend, 
spoke simply and truly of Jim's attributes. 

"Brown has lost a devoted son, the Fac- 
ulty a beloved colleague, and the under- 
graduates an inspiring teacher." 



Alumnae of 
Bro^vn 

BY GERTRUDE ALLEN McCONNELL 





On the Calendar 


Dec. 


26, 3 P. M.— Christmas Party 


Jan. 


26-27- Alumnac-Komians Play 


Mar. 


13 — Alumnae Education Day 


Mar. 


28-April 6 — Spring Vacation 


May 


15 — May Day and Sophomore 




Masque 


June 


18— Ivy Day 


June 


19 — Alumnae Day 


June 


2 1 — Commencement 



Alumnae Council 

THE eleventh annual conference of the 
Alumnae Council, consisting of 45 
members, held on November 20th and 
21st, proved most successful. On Friday 
morning the alumnae visited classes in 
economics, history, literature, music, and 
rhythm. In the afternoon a visit was 
made to the Biological Laboratory, to the 
exhibition of water-colors from the collec- 
tion of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 
Faunce House Art Gallery, and to the new 
Field House and Athletic Field, where a 
game of hockey was in progress. This was 
followed by an informal tea in the Com- 
mons Room of Alumnae Hall. In the eve- 
ning Dean Morriss gave her annual dinner 
for the members. Prof. George E. Bigge. 
chairman of the Economics Department, 
who was guest speaker, gave a most inter- 
esting talk on "Social Security." 

On Saturday morning the annual busi- 
ness meeting was preceded by a round-table 
discussion for alumnae club representatives. 
Mrs. Paul Kaufman (Clarice Ryther) of 
Washington, D. C, presided and the meet- 
ing proved helpful and productive of new 
ideas. At the business meeting at which 
Mrs. John H. Williams (Jessie Monroe), 
President of the Alumnae Association, pre- 
sided, the speakers were Mrs. Chester Dur- 
fee, Madeleine Kane), Chairman of the 
Scholarship Committee, which sponsors the 
regional scholarships: Mrs. Leslie E. Swain 
(Anna Canada), Chairman of the Brown 
Alumnae Fund Committee; and Dean Mar- 
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Council members a five-year plan for the 
College, looking forward to the 50th anni- 
versary in 1942. At the luncheon which 
followed, the guests included the Class 
Agents on the Brown Alumnae Fund Com- 
mittee, as well as the Council members. 
The guest speakers were Miss Eva A. 
Mooar, Director of Admissions and Person- 
nel, Miss Bessie H. Rudd, Chairman of the 
Department of Hygiene and Physical Edu- 
cation, and Mrs. Flora Ricker Hopkins, 
director of the college dance group. 

The alumnae who attended the confer- 
ence were: Mrs. John H. Williams, Mrs. 
Horace G. Bissell, Mrs. John S. Murdock. 
Mrs. Henry E. Stoughton, Miss Mabel L. 
Potter, Mrs. Augustus F. Rose, Mrs. Luther 

F. Cobb, Mrs. Richard B. Snow, Mrs. Wil- 
liam T. Hastings, Mrs. James H. Chase, 
Mrs. John W. Cronin, Mrs. Joseph H. Cull, 
Miss M. Grace Frost, Miss Beatrice F. Kohl- 
berg, Mrs. Leslie E. Swain, Mrs. Walter 

G. Brown, Mrs. Chester Durfee, Mrs. Ed- 
ward E. Bunn, Miss Marjone W. Shaw, 
Mrs. Adolph B. Benson, Mrs. Paul Kauf- 
man, Miss Florence B. Beitenman, Mrs. J. 
Murray Beardsley, Mrs. Sharon Brown, 
Mrs. Morris H. Brown, Mrs. Leland L. At- 
wuod, Mrs. J. Brewer Marshall, Mrs. G. 
Allen McConnell, Miss Alice E. Desmond, 
Mrs. Albert F. Cappelli, Mrs. Joseph W. 
Nutter, Miss Grace A. Hopkins, Mrs. Ed- 
ward J. Hickey, Miss Helen Wallace, Miss 
Dorothy Oborne, Mrs. Wilson H. Roads, 
Mrs. Roger B. Corbett, Mrs. Robert L. 
Sanderson, Mrs. Gilbert Verney, Mrs. The- 
odore R. Jeffers, Miss Natalie Barrington, 
Miss Olive Richards, Miss Mary G. Fessen- 
den. Miss Marguerite Melville, Miss Doro- 
thy Greene, and Miss Marjorie Hargreaves. 

The Christmas Party 

AT the annual Christmas party of the 
Alumnae Association is to be held on 
Saturday, December 26th, at J P. M., Isa- 
bel Andrews '34 will present some of the 
recent alumnae in a play-reading program 
which is sure to prove most entertaining. 
Refreshments will follow the program and 
will be served under the chairmanship of 
Fern Nutter '24, assisted by a dozen or 
more alumnae. 

Lest We Forget 

THE officers of the Alumnae Association 
for this year are: President, Jessie Mon- 
roe Williams '12; 1st Vice President, Eliza- 



beth Little Brown '16; 2nd Vice President, 
Dorothy Beals Brown "18; Recording Sec- 
retary, Virginia Piggott Verney '28; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Winifred Olendorf 
Marshall '19; Treasurer, Beatrice F. Kohl- 
berg '12; Executive Secretary, Gertrude 
Allen McConnell '10; Alumnae Represen- 
tative on the Executive Committee of Pem- 
broke College, Marion S. Cole '07. 



Early Peru 

THE Government Printing Office has just 
issued a handsome volume of 258 pages 
entitled The Hardness Collection in the 
Library of Congress: Documents from Early 
Peru — The Pizzaros and Almagros, i53i- 
]578, edited by Stella R. Clemence '10. 
Four years ago the Government Printing 
Office published a general Caleyidar of the 
Spanish manuscripts concerning early Peru 
which are to be found in that very remark- 
able collection. That volume was prepared 
by Miss Clemence with great and scholarly 
care. 

She follows it up with the full text of 
some 67 documents in that collection, writ- 
ten by or to, or concerning, the chief actors 
in the conquest of Peru. The documents 
have been deciphered and transcribed by 
her and furnished with translations and 
learned notes, and the volume is a work of 
first-rate scholarship. 



Miss Stanton^s Appreciation 

WE wrote to Miss Stanton to tell her the 
good news that we had completed 
raising the $5,000 for the scholarship which 
bears her name and remarked that we were 
so happy about it that we wanted to shout 
it from the housetops. We received the 
lollowmg characteristic reply: 

"Your letter takes my breath completely 
away so that I have none left to shout with! 

"How have you and they done it, and in 
these hard years! It seems to me a fairly 
miraculous achievement and purely a mir- 
acle that connects my name with it. I can 
only feel prouder than ever to belong in 
such a company and more grateful than 
ever for their friendship. Well I realize 
that I have never done any particular thing 
to deserve such honor at their hands, but 
at least my appreciation and loyalty have 
never wavered and never will. 



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BY MARY LOUISE HINCKLEY '37 

THE Pembroke campus was alive with 
book-worms during the first week in 
November. It was not because of any 
sudden interest in excessive study that text- 
books were at a premium. The reason was 
Miss Elizabeth MacDonald Osborne, New 
York "consultant in appearance," had 
strongly recommended the practice of carry- 
ing books on the head to and fro from 
classes, in the act of seating oneself, and 
even as a shoelace is tied. Objectives: good 
carriage and poise. 

Believing that good appearance is a pre- 
requisite to successful achievement in the 
present-day business world. Miss Osborne 
held conferences and interviews at the col- 
lege for the purpose of arousing interest in 
the need of a pleasing appearance, and an 
intelligent knowledge of the factors which 
contribute to it. 

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November 9 at a dinner given by Dean 
Morris and the college for the purpose of 
emphasizing the importance of a liberal 
arts college in a community and its vital 
contribution to the higher education of 
young women. Dr. Meta Glass, president 
of Sweetbriar College and national presi- 
dent of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women, was the principal speaker. 
Gov. Theodore Francis Green welcomed 
the guests in behalf of the State. The Glee 
Club and Choir presented a musical pro- 
gram during the evening. 

After a nine-year interval, Pembroke has 
taken to singing again. At an all-coUegc 
song contest sponsored by the combined 
Musical Clubs, a large silver cup, first 
awarded in 1914-15 and last awarded in 
1927, was presented to the Freshman class. 
Each of the tour classes was responsible for 
three specified coUee songs, one original 
college song, and one original comic song, 
and were judged on the basis of originality 
of song, manner of presentation, and qual- 
ity of choral singing. 



FRIDAY the nth couldn't have been an 
unluckier day for Seniors at Pembroke, 
for on that day the Freshmen got their 
revenge tor all the indignities heaped upon 
them by the Seniors during the recent Scut 
Week. At the written demand of the Frosh, 
Seniors appeared on the campus with large 
white turkish towels wrapped around their 
heads, large name tags on their brows to 
avoid mistaken identity, ankle socks, to be 
worn only with high-heeled shoes, and a 
heavy excess of make-up. Senior rule- 
breakers were duly punished at the party 
given by Freshmen for the whole college. 

The Pembroke Debating Society partici- 
pated in its first debate as a member of the 
Intercollegiate Debating League on Nov. 
24 at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. The 
Intercollegiate League comprises Mount 



Holyoke, Amherst, Wesleyan, Bates, La- 
layette, Bowdoin, M. I. T., and Pembroke. 
Sixty-three names are on the Dean's List. 

Record sent two delegates to the 

Associated Collegiate Press conference held 
in Louisville, Kentucky The Junior- 
Freshman party consisted of a satirical farce 
concerning the rushing activities of the 

Brown men Brownie Formal was held 

on November 6 "The Old Maid" 

by Zoe Akins was presented as a play- 
reading by Komians at the first organisa- 
tion meeting of the year A. A. held 

a barn dance in the new field house for the 
purpose of raising funds for more furnish- 
ings and equipment — pumpkins, squash, 
and corn-stalks were used for decorations. 
.... Miller Hall held its first dance in sev- 
eral years following the Brown-Colby game 
and hopes to continue a series this winter. 



Aluntnae Clubs 

THE AlumnSe Clubs have reported most 
enthusiastic meetings. A dinner meet- 
ing tor both Brown men and women 
was held in New Haven on ISovember Vtli, 
with Prot. Harvey N. Davis as speaker. A 
new club has been formed in Newport and 
Dean Morriss and Mrs. McConnell were 
the guests of the Club at a dinner meeting 
on November 23rd. The Providence Club 
conducted a successful fashion show in 
November, and raised Si'iO at the scholar- 
ship bridge. The Boston Club held a suc- 
cessful sub-freshman party at the home ol 
Jessie Monroe Williams '1 2. 

Alumnae who are not already affiliated 
with a Club will be most welcome if they 
will communicate with the nearest Club. 
They are asked to get in touch with some 
one of the following officers; 

Boston — President, Marjorie W. Shaw, 
5 1 Edgemere Road, Quincy. 

Providence — President, Mrs. Joseph H. 
Cull, 270 Blackstone Blvd. 

Worcester — Mrs. Leland L. Atwood, 3 19 
June St., Worcester. 

S. E. Massachusetts — President, Grace 
A. Hopkins, 184 Winthrop St., Taunton. 
Fall River Representative, Carrie T. Foulkes, 
89 Hanover St. New Bedford Representa- 
tive, Flora B. Peirce, 52 Morgan St. 

Newport — President, Margaret F. Phe- 
lan. The Rosary, 5 2 Morgan St. 

Hartford — President, Mrs. Herbert E. 
Nelson, 429 Broadview Terrace. 

New Haven — President, Mrs. Adolph B. 
Benson, 548 Orange St. 

New York — President, Dorothy Oborne, 
109 East 67th St. 

New Jersey — Representative, Marguerite 
Melville, 34 Norman Road, Upper Mont- 
clair. 

E. Pennsylvania — President, Delia E. 
Wood, 75 N. Owen Ave., Lansdowne. 

Pittsburgh — President, Mrs. Karl Johans- 
son, 222 Lehigh St., Swissvale P. O. Edge- 
wood. 

Washington — President, Mrs. Paul Kauf- 
man, 1903 Kenyon St., N. W. 

Cleveland — President, Mrs. Kern Metz- 
ger, 13415 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights. 

Chicago — Representative, Mrs. Chauncey 
A. Hobart, 1459 Asbury Ave., Evanston. 

Southern California — President, Miss 
Sarah E. Bunnell, 45 Mar Vista Ave., Pas- 
adena. 



Class Notes 

1901— Ella B. Winn (Mrs. Arthur) is 
at The Plaza, 5020 Montrose Boulevard, 
Houston, Texas. From January 1st to 
March 1st they will be at 119 North Madi- 
son Avenue, Pasadena, Calif. 

1907 — Dr. Araey Eaton Watson is Re- 
search Assistant on the Pennsylvania Com- 
mittee on Public Assistance and Relief. At 
our request for information about herself 
she wrote: "We are studying public assist- 
ance in a number of different states through- 
out the country to assist us in planning for 
the reorganization of public welfare in 
Pennsylvania. We are to publish a report 
by December 1st, preparatory to the next 
session of our Pennsylvania Legislature, 
January 1st. I am assisting in organizing 
Regional Conferences of public officials 
and representatives of private welfare or- 
ganizations — to arouse public opinion and 
to stimulate representative citizens to meet 
their responsibilities as leaders in our pres- 
ent grave situation. Before coming to this 
present position in February, 1936, I was 
District Supervisor of the Philadelphia Old 
Age Assistance Fund and before that, was 
with the Delaware County Emergency Re- 
lief Board." Dr. Watson's son, Curtis 
Brown Watson, is a junior at Brown on a 
John Hay scholarship. She and her hus- 
band, Prof- Frank D. Watson, of Haver- 
tord College, hope to teach in China nex'." 
year. 

1910 — Leila Tucker Hall has the sincere 
sympathy of all the alumnae in the death 
of her husband. Prof. James A. Hall of the 
Engineering Department at Brown. 

1910' — Dorothy Bourne Myette and fam- 
ily are at Dellhurst, Mentor, Ohio. 

Engagements 

1930 — Marjorie E. Peck to Myron Tay- 
lor Boutelle. 

1931 — Bernice Grimley to Clifford J. 
King, Holy Cross '29. 

1931 — Alice B. Kennedy to Bernard 
O'Neil, N. Y. University. 

1936 — Margaret E. Mason to Kenneth 
Morison. 

Weddings 

1925 — Katherine Mayor was married to 
Robert Philip Reichenbach, Harvard '28, 
on November 6, 1936, in New York City. 
They are living at 155 East 91st Street, 
New York City. 

1926 — Frances Hood Mason was mar- 
ried to Louis Harris in Danvers, Mass., on 
November 7, 1936. 

1935 — Bernice ONeil is married to 
John Wayland and is living at 756 Harris 
Avenue, Woonsocket. 



Births 

1928 — To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest S. 
Schmidt (Charlotte Foye), a daughter, 
Nancy, on November 14, 1936. They are 
living at 106 Queensbury Street, Boston, 
Mass. 

1931— To Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. 
Millspaugh (Katherine Crawford), a son, 
Theodore W., Jr., on June 21, 1936. The 
Millspaughs are living at 71 Euclid Ave- 
nue, Westwood, N. J. 

1932 — To Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. 
Toombs (Elaine Seaman), a son, Alfred 
E., Jr., on October 7, 1936. Their address 
is 301 Woodford Street, Portland, Maine. 



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