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V ► All the time that General Marshall
stood on the outdoor platform to hear the
citation of his honorary degree, a large
yellow-jacket droned a few inches from his
head. Any former buck private, drilled in
the art of standing at attention, would
have been proud of the General, who
► General Marshall, invited to receive 11
honorary degrees this June, accepted three:
Harvard, Amherst, and Brown. He came
to Providence directly from Amherst.
► During his visit, the General was indus-
triously guarded by Providence police, two
of whom, marching in plain clothes near
him in the Commencement procession,
were mistaken for U. S. Secret Service
men. Two policemen were on duty watch-
ing over President Wriston's house, where
Secretary Marshall was an overnight guest
Sunday night. Late in the evening they
found a young man fumbling at the lock
on the back door and pounced on him,
letting him go only when a member of the
household identified him as one of the stu-
dents who has been living in the Presi-
dents house through the academic year.
► Never was the sidewalk crowd so large
nor so many photographers of all degrees
of competence in evidence as when the
1947 Commencement procession passed.
All eyes were waiting for the Secretary of
State, whose presence as a "guest of the
University" had been announced (alt'.ough
the tradition of not anticipating honorary
degrees had been observed). One small
boy walked the whole route down the Hill,
as near as he could get to Mr. Marshall,
from the campus to the church door, smil-
ing up at his hero. Forgetting that the
General was now a civilian, many looked
for an officer in uniform. (Some people
looked twice at the only uniformed Army
officer among the invited gviests — Governor
► As the procession moved out. Secretary
Marshall began a conversation with his
marching partner. Allen Dulles, former
diplomat and OSS official whose views on
foreign affairs are grounded in wide ex-
perience and study. The chat became so
spirited and Marshall was so intent in
driving home points that he seemed un-
aware of his surroundings at first. The
first of many bursts of applause at the Van
Wickle Gates, seemed to take him by sur-
prise. Though embarrassed at first, he
beamed and occasionally acknowledged the
► One young girl broke through the line
on the return to the campus, saying to the
plain-clothesmen, "May I come in?" "Sis-
ter, you're in," they said. She wanted an
autograph, a sudden decision, for she had
no pen or pencil. The General fished for
his own pen, signed with some difficulty
while walking, and remarked, "I don't
write this way all the time." The girl was
Gwen Anthony, daughter of H. Cushman
► When the procession had reached the
College Green, no time was lost in summon-
ing the Secretary of State to the platform,
reading the citation, and placing the Brown
hood over his head. General Marshall had
to leave immediately in order to fly to
Washington for a 2:30 White House ap-
pointment. He did not change from his
cap and gown until he was in an automo-
bile on the way to the Hillsgrove Airport.
► When General Marshall was Chief of
Staff in the War Department, running a
global war, his assistant secretary was Miss
Florence Newsome, first Rhode Island
woman to join the WAAC. Now Mrs.
Charles E. Johnson of Brook St.. she
dropped around the corner to President
Wriston's house to leave a small gift for
the General, found him arrived Sunday
night ahead of schedule, and was one of
his few visitors.
► There was a cute youngster of four or
five with his parents in Sayles Hall during
the Alumni Meeting. He was a fine, little
lad and no mistake, but the restless time
arrived when his chatter began to distract
those who sought to listen to Mr. Dulles'
important speech. The mother knew the
only thing to do was to take the boy out
of the hall. His neighbors settled back to
enjoy the new silence and pick up the
thread of the discussion again. But the
boy wasn't done; at the door, )ust as he
was being led out, he turned and called
to Mr. Dulles with a polite, good-humored
and very loud "Goodbye!"
► Among the duties of Prof. Zenas Bliss
over Commencement was to act as aide
and guide to General Marshall. But one
responsibility he was able to pass on: Uni-
versity Hall called him in May to ask
where the sun would be at 10:30 on the
morning of June 16. That one he re-
ferred to the Astronomy Department, al-
though the former navigator of the Amer-
ica's Cup Defenders could have figured it
out, no doubt. University Hall had to
know about the sun in planning where to
put the platform for the outdoor gradua-
tion, so that the question had a point. In-
cidentally, the sun behaved beautifully
on June 16,
► The Brown and Pembroke Seniors had
all received their degrees, obeying the Latin
commands implicitly. Their instruction had
included interpretation of the phrases
"Candidati . . . consurgant" and "Candidati
. . . ascendant." They got up again when
Dr. Wriston ordered: "Candidati honorati
nunc ascendant." The Seniors sat down
again, however, while the members of the
Classics Faculty scowled and the candidates
for honorary degrees mounted the plat-
form, as called.
► Jean Muller Ross, Pembroke Senior, re-
ceived her degree on Commencement Day
in Tokyo. She went out early to Japan
with her husband, who is with the State
Department, and took her final exams by
mail through special arrangement between
Pembroke and the Tokyo Army Educa-
► Kenneth J. Hovey '27 of Baltimore
proudly wore in the Commencement pro-
cession the class badge of his grandfather,
the late Rev. Arthur J. Hovey '69.
► President Bixler, speaking at the Alumni
Dinner, said he had recently seen in Cali-
fornia a man who had been one of his
"most inspiring teachers" — Dr. Alexander
► William Ely '78 of Coronado, Calif., was
the oldest alumnus to take part in the
weekend functions. He celebrated his 89th
birthday by attending the graduation exer-
cises. Since his own, he has been on Col-
lege Hill virtually every year for Com-
mencement and this year drove on from
the Coast, where he makes his winter
home. Sharing the applause with him at
the Alumni Dinner were three members of
the Class of 1882 who came in arm in arm.
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COMMENCEMENT: AL FRESCO: Looking from the rear of the crowd of 4000 as 517 Seniors received their de-
grees at Brown. (All pictures bv Brown Photographic Lab unless otherwise noted.)
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► ► Variations on a Commencement Theme
► ► A broken precedent, on which the gods of the open
air smiled for the consequent benefit of 517 Seniors and
thousands of witnesses, was the feature of a memorable
June weekend at Brown, the University's 179th annual
Commencement. The graduation exercises, June 16, were
split between the First Baptist Meeting House, host to
graduating classes since 1776, and the College Green, a
happy expedient made necessary by the number of Seniors.
What would have happened if one of those rare rainy
Commencements had arrived? That is pure horrendous
speculation, for the entire weekend was marked by good
weather — for the festivities of Class Day and Class Night,
for the Graduate Sehool's separate Convocation (revived
in the former tradition) on Saturday, for the Baccalaureate
Service and President's Reception, for the great day itself,
and of course for the class reunions and Alumni Dinner.
It was a record-breaking Senior Class — 411 men and
106 Pembroke women — and the dilemma of accommodat-
ing their guests in the Meeting House when they were to
receive their degrees was discussed at some length in the
last issue of this magazine. Other thousands had an inter-
est in the occasion when it was announced that Secretary
of State George C. Marshall was to be present, to march
down the Hill with graduates so many of whom had fought
under his command.
BOTH CHURCH AND GREEN
► Tradition was honored, in that the Seniors and the
alumni proceeded as always to the Meeting House for a
portion of the ceremony. But, after the delivering of the
Senior orations, the exercises were interrupted, the aca-
demic procession was reformed, and all returned to the
top of the Hill. And under the elms of the College Green,
with old University Hall as the background for a special
platform, the Seniors received their diplomas. Parents,
wives, and other guests who could have found no place in
the church, thus saw the formal graduation and were
proud. They had also listened, over a public address sys-
tem, to the earlier proceedings, broadcast from the church
to Sayles Hall.
As was the case a year ago, a Pembroke Senior shared
with a Brown Senior the honor of addressing the graduat-
ing class. Miss Frances M. Tallman of Providence, seeking
a basis for international understanding, urged an organized
system of personal correspondence between individuals
everywhere to bring this about. Joseph R. Weisberger of
East Providence said peace-makers must know the differ-
ence between solutions and expedients, and above all must
know themselves if we are to avoid another Vienna or
Versailles. The Senior orations are as traditional as Com-
mencement and of as long standing as Brown.
Further evidence of the return to days of peace was
provided when Capt. Francis D. McCorkle, commanding
officer of the Navy ROTC unit at Brown, mounted the
platform to swear in candidates for Marine or Navy com-
missions. Compared with last June's 104, only eight were
THROUGH THE VAN WICKLE GATES as the proces-
sion returned to the ranipus. Prof. George E. Downing
is niace-bearer; behind him Chancellor Sharpe and
President Wriston, with Chaplain Washburn following.
The gates, of course, are swinging out, as always on
HIS 10th annivers.ary
► It was President Wriston's 10th anniversary at
Brown, and a brimming one it proved to be for him. There
were Senior dinners at Brown and Pembroke, there were
the exercises "Under the Elms" on Class Day, there was
his reception after the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday.
The Corporation held its annual meeting on Saturday, he
paid brief visits to a dozen class reunions over the week-
end, he was host to General Marshall, he announced the
year's benefactions to Brown during the Sayles Hall meet-
ing, he dedicated a memorial to Dr. Charles H. Hare '85,
benefactor of Andrews House. And a major appearance
was as guest of honor at the Alumni Dinner in Marvel
Gym Sunday night where there was congratulatory refer-
ence not only to his 10 years at Brown but also his im-
But to many an alumnus there is no event of the June
weekend, however sentimental, however impressive, that
can compare with the simple fact that Commencement
THE COVER PHOTO: A rooftop view from Slater Hall of the graduation on the Green. There are empty seats only
because Seniors have left them to go to the platform for their diplomas.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
time means reunion with one's college friends. This fellow-
ship in a curiously persisting timelessness brings the men
hack, a form of their allegiance to the central Brown. This
year all major anniversaries were observed and an increas-
ing number of minor ones. Three reunions were campus-
based, while scores of other Brown men availed themselves
of Commencement housing in the dormitories. (It is our
plan to report fully on the various reunions in the Sep-
Exams over, the Seniors started their program June 12
with dinner in Faunce House, attended as well by those
men who had completed their studies in February and
were returned for the graduation formalities. President
Wriston, at his best on such an occasion, was the principal
speaker, but Dean Samuel T. Arnold and Alumni Execu-
tive Officer William B. McCormick also talked to the Sen-
iors, the latter on behalf of the alumni, in welcome. Vice-
President Bruce M. Bigelow was toastmaster, while Senior
Marshal Paul A. Nickel presented the varsity letter awards
to the athletes and acted for the Class of 1910 in giving its
trophy to John C. Petropoulos, whose combination of
scholarship and football achievement entitled him to it.
There were cigars.
CL.ASS DAY AND NIGHT
► "Under the elms" on the College Green, in addition
to Marshal Nickel and Dr. Wriston, the participants for
the Seniors were Michael A. Gammino, Jr., historian;
Abraham Ehrenhaus, orator; and M. David Bell, poet. A
crowd estimated at 1000 had a preview of the Commence-
ment accommodations in the open air between University
Hall and Sayles Hall. Dean and Mrs. Arnold, Dean and
Mrs. Kenny, and Dean and Mrs. Walker received the
Seniors and their guests informally at the end of the exer-
cises. The same wooden floor served that night for the
"campus dance" of Class Night. It was an attractive spec-
tacle, an opportunity for meeting friends during the prome-
nade, and a good party generally. At midnight the danc-
ing outdoors and in Sayles Hall halted for the time-pre-
scribed singing of Brown songs on the steps of Sayles. It
was one of those moments you like to remember, and do.
THEIR 60rh: Dr. Edmund D. Chescbro, with sign, and
Dr. Arthur I. Connell advertise their anniversary. Sen-
ator Green marched with the Fellows, and Irving C.
Hicks also attended the reunion.
While the Corporation met on Saturday, the Rhode
Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa met and added to its mem-
bership and the alumnae of Pembroke had their annual
meeting. In the afternoon the Graduate School awarded 48
advanced degrees at its separate Convocation in Sayles
Hall, with Dean Richard Chace Tolman of California
Tech as speaker, a tea in the John Carter Brown Library
adding its gracious hour.
Through the last weeks of the College year, one occa-
sion after another served as reminder of the retirement of
the Chaplain, Dr. Arthur L. Washburn. His last chapel
was attended by a warm salute from the students, com-
pliments came to him at formal luncheon and informal
dinner, and it was wholly appropriate that he should be
the preacher of the Baccalaureate Sermon. His congrega-
tion seemed to receive the full depth of meaning and emo-
tion in his valedictory and benediction. The President's
Reception, which followed the service, was held in the
open air on the south end of the College Green near the
flagpole. Dr. Wriston, Dean Morriss, Dr. and Mrs. Bige-
low, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold, and Dr. and Mrs. Cochran were
in the receiving line.
THE REUNION OF REUNIONS
► The EXPERIMENT of holding the Alumni Dinner on
Sunday evening seemed to work out well, for there were
large delegations which came back from the reunions to
join with the "off-year" men in the "reunion of reunions."
More than 600 thronged the Marvel Gym for the affair
arranged by Judge Robert E. Quinn's committee. Dominat-
ing the scene was the large painting of Van Wickle Gates
and University Hall by Leslie Allen Jones '26, a handsome
and deceptively realistic representation.
Light-hearted moments were interspersed among the
serious messages from the head table. There were cheers
for alumni venerables and other notables as the chair noted
their presence. There were rousing songs of Brown as
prompted by Earl M. Pearce '17 and Earl Perkins '12. And
a high spot was a presentation to Dr. Wriston by Charles
P. Sisson '11, chairman of the Association of Class Secre-
taries. The gift was a mammoth, festive, and reputedly
edible cake whose origin had been supervised by Fred C.
Broomhead '05. It was in the shape of a quadrangle, a
completed quadrangle, with 10 figures of boys and girls,
symbols of those under his guidance, serving as the anni-
versary candles. On top were the figures of bride and
groom, and Mr. Sisson did his best to learn the secret of
Dr. Wriston's wedding date. ("I'd tell you if I knew the
date myself," the President rephed.)
The President of the Associated Alumni was not on
hand until the next day, for he was receiving an honorary
► BULLETIN: Appointment of Robert O.
Loosley of Providence as Secretary of Brown
University was announced in early July as this
issue was on the press. He will not assume his
duties at the University until after the 1947
Red Feather campaign of the R. L Community
Chest, of which he has been executive secre-
"As Secretary of the University," President
Wriston said in newspaper releases, "Mr. Loos-
ley will become one of the administrative offi-
cers of Brown. His major responsibility will
be in the field of University development, and
he will have general charge of long-term finan-
cial promotion. His first responsibility will
be for the completion of the current Housing
and Development campaign." i
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
IN THE OPEN AIR? The illusion comes from Ihe wonderful backdrop of Van Wickle Gates and U.H. painted
by Leslie Allen Jones '26, borrowed from Brownbrokers and hung in Marvel Gj-ni for the Alumni Dinner. The
head table group, left to right, half of H. Stanton Smith '21, Dr. Richard C. Tolman, Judge John C. Mahoney '05,
Chancellor Henry D. Sharpe '94, Dr. Wriston, Judge Robert E. Quinn '15, President J. Seelye Bixler of Colby,
Senator Theodore Francis Green '87, Arthur B. Homer '17, Chaplain Arthur L. Washburn. Col. G. Edward Bux-
ton '02. and Charles P. Sisson '11 are obscured.
degree from Wesleyan. But Vice-President (and, as it
proved. President-elect) H. Stanton Smith '21 acted for
him, paying tribute to Dr. Moses L. Crossley's inspiring,
forward-looking leadership and his faithful attention to
office during the two years of his term now ending. Mr.
Smith made the annual award of Brown Bear Trophies for
conspicuous alumni service to two stalwarts, Lewis S. Mil-
ner "02 of Providence and William P. Burnham "07 of
Braintree, Mass. (Previous winners have been: Dr. Cross-
ley, Dr. John J. Morrissey "10, the late Col. Karl D. Gard-
ner "15, Quentin J. Reynolds "24, W. Earl Sprackling '10,
Dr. William W. Browne "08, Alexander Graham "06, the
late Dennis F. O'Brien "98, the late Albert B. Meacham
"96, and Ralph M. Palmer "10, all of New York; Nathaniel
Blaisdell "83 of San Francisco, and Henry S. Chafee "09
CH.^MPIONS OF THE MIND
► One of the two principal speakers, a very ingratiat-
ing, effective one — Dr. J. Seelye Bixler, President of Colby
College, warned that "there is much knowledge in the
world, but little wisdom, and the world needs wisdom to
survive."" Reviewing the work of the veterans in Ameri-
can colleges, he acknowledged that they were working
hard and getting high grades. But he wondered if some
of the work was not feverish rather than reflective. "If we
are not careful, they will simply add to the number of those
who already possess knowledge and lack wisdom,"" he said.
While they were rushing to recoup the loss of the best
years of their lives, the veteran's plight was not wholly a
war aftermath, for before the war it had become fashion-
able to "play down the claims of the mind."
"Now we find ourselves in the grip of fear. It is impos-
sible to do justice to the aims of liberal education while we
are in this mood. We shall turn our backs on what the
study of the mind has to teach us if we accept the view
that life is lived on the basis of sheer competition. We must
reach the level where we understand what things and ideas
are, in and for themselves. Ten years ago Brown found a
President who understood what the search for ideas could
mean to the students engaged in the search and the society
influenced by it. Under his leadership — and he has fear-
lessness to match his active mind — I hope American educa-
tion may go on to serve our times and the future, to bring
out the distinctive contribution the mind has to offer, to
insist on the essential relevance of the intellectual quest
to social problems."
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
President Wriston told the alumni that the world had a
lesson to learn from the revolt of the intellectuals, in the
light of Europe's tragic experience and the detachment of
our own intellectuals from the social, economic, and po-
litical fabric of the nation. The teachers' strikes showed
how seriously the community had come to undervalue their
services, how they had drifted to the left because of the
destruction of the vast neutral :one of liberalism, how the
significance of the individual was declining. The anti-
intellectualism of society is provoking trouble as a natural
consequence, he felt. Larger salaries are necessary but the
least of the necessities; the greatest need is for our indus-
trial society to realize the validity of the words of our
Charter at Brown: that institutions for liberal education
are "highly beneficial to society by forming the rising gen-
eration to virtue, knowledge, and useful literature and . . .
are for the general advantage and honor of the govern-
A general reception preceded the Alumni Dinner, with
the Athletic Trophy Room attracting a large number of
visitors to talk of victories and heroes whose souvenirs are
there on display in Marvel Gym.
AN APPE.^L TO AID EUROPE
► The Commencement came to its close with the cus-
tomary Sayles Hall assembly, the annual meeting of the
Associated Alumni, which was particularly well attended.
The featured speaker was one of the new alumni of the
morning, Dr. Allen W. Dulles, who made an effective
appeal for economic aid to Western Europe. Admitting
that the program would be expensive in terms of money
and effort, he contended such assistance was vital in order
to forestall disaster abroad, on which Communism would
feed. He urged his plan as a preventive but also believed
it would bridge the gap in understanding and collaboration
between the democratic and Communistic states. The al-
ternative might be an economic Pearl Harbor, he said.
His program was five-fold: 1. Take account of the
coal problems of England, France, and of the Ruhr. 2. Deal
with the food production shortages in those countries where
local production is insufficient. 3. Permit an authoritative
agency to deal, even drastically, with the economy of the
three western zones of Germany. 4. Funnel the maximum
share of available credit into increasing production rather
than into mere feeding. '!. Take account of the overpopu-
lation in Western Europe and the need for a controlled
but large-scale emigration. Our share in the cost might
approximate the cost of a few months' participation in
World War II.
Dr. Dulles pointed out that his observations were made
after his convictions had been strengthened during a re-
cent trip abroad, supplementing his wartime impressions.
Americans at home, he said, do not appreciate the conse-
quences of Europe's two devastating wars. We must not
overlook the historical fact that peoples have maintained
their freedom only where reasonable standards of living
have been preserved. "The time has come to draw up a
balance sheet," he said, "to weigh the importance to the
United States of acting in time to give Europe a chance of
survival as a free society." The plan would require "a
pooling of the resources of democracy in the common
Governor John O. Pastore brought the greetings and
compliments of the State of Rhode Island in cordial, gra-
cious fashion. Dr. Moses L. Crossley '09 conducted a brief
business meeting, during which alumni election results
were announced and amendments to the alumni by-laws
were voted in accordance with the recommendations from
the Advisory Council and Executive Committee published
in the last issue of this magazine. President Wriston, be-
speaking the University's gratitude for the year's gifts, cited
a number of them, the full list being published in advance
proofs of the Alumni Monthly story, which were dis-
tributed at the hall. The presiding officer was Chapin S.
Ncwhard "22 of St. Louis, member of the 2 5 -year class.
The platform group also included Chaplain Arthur L.
Washburn, Chancellor Henry D. Sharpe '94, Col. G. Ed-
ward Buxton '02, National Chairman of the Brown Uni-
versity Housing and Development Campaign, and H. Stan-
ton Smith '21, alumni president-elect.
Throughout the Commencement period, the LJniversity
Club held open house, and special exhibits in the libraries
were rewarding. i
MRS. HENRY M. WRISTON: The bride of Brown's
President was Miss Marguerite Woodworlh, Dean of
Women at Oberlin College, who held similar posts at
Syracuse and Lawrence College. A graduate of Syracuse,
she also studied at Columbia, St. Hugh's College (Ox-
ford), and the Sorbonne. Those who know her speak
of her as a woman of charm and grace as well as profes-
sional attainment, and all Brunonians, felicitating the
President and happy for him, await their opportunity
to welcome Mrs. Wriston. The wedding took place June
28 in Ilingham, Mass., at the home of Dr. Wriston's
father. Rev. Henry L. Wriston, who officiated. Only
members of the immediate family were present, with
Miss Barbara Wriston attending the bride and Walter
B. Wriston serving as best man.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Accolade for 10 <
► ► Four alumni were among the 10 distinguished Amer-
icans upon whom Brown University conferred honorary
degrees during the Commencement exercises on the College
Green this year. Popular interest centered in the degree
of Doctor of Laws which Secretary of State George C.
Marshall received as the first act in the precedent-making
ceremony in the open air east of University Hall.
The alumni included: James C. Collins, secretary of
the Class of 1892, Providence attorney who was a founder
and the first chairman of the National Association of Bar
Examiners. Arthur B. Homer, '17, who administered the
largest ship construction project in the world during the
war before his elevation to the presidency of the Bethle-
hem Steel Company in 1945. Miss Marion S. Cole '07,
Principal of Lincoln School in Providence, prominent in
the field of American secondary education. Rev. Merrick
L. Streeter '07, Baptist minister and former Burma mis-
sionary who was an OWI aide during the war.
Science, public service, and the church were represented
by the other recipients. Allen W. Dulles, author, diplomat
and New York lawyer, is president of the Council on For-
eign Relations and the Near East College Association. He
w'as a leading figure in the Office of Strategic Services dur-
ing the war and was chief of the OSS Mission to Germany
after V-E Day. Rt. Rev. Granville Gaylord Bennett is
former Bishop of Duluth and the new Bishop of the Epis-
copal Diocese of Rhode Island. Vice Admiral Harold G.
Bowen was director of the Naval Research Laboratory dur-
ing the war and special advisor to the Secretary of the
Navy on scientific matters. He is the brother of Col. Wil-
liam M. P. Bowen '84. Columbus O. Iselin, a leader in
oceanography, has been director of the Woods Hole In-
stitution for the past six years. Louis C. Gerry is president
of the R. I. Hospital, wartime chairman of the Providence
Chapter of the American Red Cross, and a prominent
Announcement was also made that Master of Art de-
grees ad eundem were being awarded to six full profes-
sors, making them honorary alumni of Brown, since they
are not Brown graduates. They are: George K. Ander-
son, English; Maurice H. Heins, Mathematics; Hunter
Kellenberger, Modern Languages; Captain Francis D. Mc-
Corkle, USN, Naval Science; Harold Schlosberg, Psy-
chology; and Philip Taft, Economics.
Presidential citations followed the Brown tradition for
concise eloquence and integrity, as Dr. Wriston spoke for
the Board of Fellows. The citations follow, in the order
of the conferring (except that General Marshall's was
read first to permit his early departure) :
LOUIS CARDELL GERRY, A.M.: Democracy thrives on
public spirit, upon the readiness of citizens to contribute time and
labor, energy and money to private agencies dedicated to the
public interest. Without thought of recognition you have put
your keen insight and gift of analysis at the service of the Red
Cross, the Rhode Island Hospital, and many other charitable and
MERRICK LYON STREETER, D.D.: Immediately after leav-
ing divinity school, you turned your talents and your zeal to mis-
sionary endeavor in Burma. Your frontier post in one of the most
sensitive areas in all the world gave you profound understanding
of the Asiatic temper. Following a hazardous escape from Japan-
ese occupation forces, you served the Office of War Information
with rare proficiency, performing onerous assignments as trans-
lator and broadcaster in native tongues, exerting influence of
strategic value upon the populations of Burma and Indo-China.
MARION SHIRLEY COLE, Ed.D.: Transcending sound and
constructive administrative management of an educational institu-
tion are ability to enlighten and inspire unfolding minds, capacity
TIBI SOLEMNITER TRADO: The Secretary of Slate
receives Brown's honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
With Dr. Wriston on the platform are Prof. Robert H.
George and Prof. William T. Hastings.
to recognize and appreciate subtleties of personality, wisdom in
developing individual poise, and skill in encouraging social re-
sponsibility. Because in all these respects you have fully capitalized
rich opportunities, we delight to honor you.
COLUMBUS O'DONNELL ISELIN, Sc.D.: Through years of
patient toil, you attained a position of leadership in a field of
tremendous military and civilian significance. Through foresight
and wise direction, you were able to correlate and control the vast
war program of oceanographic research for the Navy. Personifying
the true scientific spirit in your own labors, you added deft and
tactful guidance to scholarship and learning, stimulating others
to their best endeavors.
HAROLD GARDINER BOWEN, Sc.D.: Son of Providence,
product of its schools and the United States Naval Academy, with
post-graduate study at Columbia and the Naval Post-Graduate
School at Annapolis: Notable innovations with high-pressure,
high-temperature steam; valuable experimentation in power sys-
tems, particularly turbines; pilot operations for the concentration
of fissionable material; contributions to the refinement of radar;
all these manifest a versatile and inquiring intellect, and give you
distinction in a distinguished service.
ARTHUR BARTLETT HOMER, LL.D.: The historical
American success story tells of the boy who began at the bottom,
and by virtue, industry, arid ability worked his way to the top.
Latterly the idea that a man can achieve success by sticking to his
last has all but disappeared. Modern times have seen restlessness
in shifting from one employment to another. With particular
pleasure, therefore, we recognize an alumnus who has moved
steadily from responsibility to responsibility within a single cor-
poration, growing in grasp and outlook, as in authority. There is
genuine satisfaction in honoring one who has reached a post of
industrial statesmanship which, through his own endeavors, he is
fully qualified to fill.
JAMES CROSS COLLINS, LL.D.: A character in which is
neither variableness nor shadow of turning; a mind alert, perceptive,
resourceful in the application of legal procedures; a personality
which unites warmth with dignity and reserve; humor, quick and
rich, combined with self-restraint; and a deep sense of earnest-
ness; these traits have brought you recognition at the Bar, the
cordial respect of fellow citizens, and the loyal affection of hosts
GRANVILLE GAYLORD BENNETT, LL.D.: Brown Uni-
versity seeks to honor you, not so much for having attained high
office in the Church, nor for those gifts of leadership and admin-
istration which twice have justified your being chosen head of a
diocese; rather we honor your inner qualities which shine through
the outword deed; your dedication, without any reservation, to a
great cause: your passionate devotion; the conviction and penetra-
tion of your exposition of the gospel.
ALLEN WELSH DULLES, LL.D.: An inherited interest in
American diplomacy, broad experience in the State Department
and on foreign assignments, the practice of law upon an interna-
tional scale laid the foundation for wartime diplomatic intelligence
work of the highest order. The vast energy, the infinite resource-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
fulness, the sweep of imagination, the flawless discretion, and rare
discrimination in reporting, which you put at the service of your
country, bore abundant fruits and helped end the strife with at
least one of our principal enemies.
GEORGE CATLETT MARSHALL, LL.D.: No one in Amer-
ican history has manifested more effectively the statesmanship
inherent in superb military leadership; no one understands more
clearly the relationship which power must bear to political com-
mitments in a world still badly disorganized; no other person has
better combined shrewd judgments of character, rigorous stand-
ards of performance, and unique patience in securing teamwork
in great enterprises. So may you bring to fulfillment Abraham
Lincoln's ideal, and "with malice toward none, with charity for
all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, . . .
strive on to finish the work" so nobly begun and "to do all which
may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace . . . with all
ISew Honors for Dr. Crossley
► ► Wesley.\n University this June honored Dr. Moses
L. Crossley "09, "brilliant son of our neighbor Brown Uni-
versity, inspiring teacher at Wesleyan,- and since 1918 a
recognised leader in the American organic chemical in-
dustry." President Butterfield conferred the honorary de-
gree of Doctor of Science with the following citation :
"Moses Leverock Crossley, research director of a great
chemical concern: after serving Wesleyan well for five
years as a liberal scholar and teacher, you soon achieved
leadership and distinction in the field of industrial re-
search. Beyond your great talents for organising intelli-
gent and productive research are even greater gifts and
attitudes of fundamental importance in social leadership.
Committee to the importance of pure science, aware of
the need for broad and versatile scholars, you are above
all concerned with science's contribution to human welfare
at its basic levels of physical and mental health, and social
and political harmony. Since you reflect in yourself and
your achievements the faith of the liberal college, we wel-
come you back among us to achieve at our hands the hon-
orary degree of Doctor of Science."
On July 24 Dr. Crossley, who has just completed his
term as President of Brown's Associated Alumni, will fly
to London to attend the 11th Congress of Pure and Ap-
plied Chemistry. He was also a member of the eighth,
ninth, and tenth Congresses in 1912, 1934, and 1938. In
addition, he will be U. S. delegate to the Union of Applied
Chemistry. At each session he will present papers, par-
ticularly concerned with summarizing work in the chem-
istry of blood proteins in disease.
Dr. Crossley received the 1947 Gold Medal of the Amer-
ican Institute of Chemists May 2. Among the speakers at
the Institute's dinner was President Wriston who de-
scribed "Crossley as I Know Him." They were colleagues
on the Wesleyan Faculty before their association at Brown.
The June issue of The Chemist gives the speeches before the
Institute on "The Scientific Achievements of Dr. Cross-
ley" by Dr. A. J. Hill, director of Yale's Sterling Chemistry
Laboratory, and "Dr. Crossley in Industry," by S. C.
Moody, Vice-President of American Cyanamid Co. and
general manager of Calco Chemical Division. Dr. Cross-
ley's response on "Research and Human Welfare" is the
lead article in an issue which has his portrait on the cover
and is otherwise devoted to the fine tribute paid the leader.
Honorary Degree to Dean Arnold
► Dean Samuel T. Arnold '13, cited as a true friend
of the College as well as a distinguished scientist whose
wartime service in the Manhattan District was of high im-
portance, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Sci-
ence at the 1947 Commencement of the R. I. College of
Pharmacy and Allied Sciences. President Albert W. Claf-
lin '06 read the citation. Dean W. Henry Rivard '08 gave
a major address.
Aliiniiii Choices <
SMITH '21 : The new
President of the As-
sociated Alumni re-
reived his cane.
► ► H. Stanton Smith '21, Rhode Island Vice-President
of the Associated Alumni for the past two years, became
national President after general balloting by the Brown
alumni this spring. When his election was announced by
his predecessor. Dr. Moses L. Crossley '09, Smith mounted
the platform of Sayles Hall on Commencement Day to re-
ceive the President's Cane as symbol of office.
Mr. Smith has just completed an effective term as Presi-
dent of the Providence Brown Club, was chairman of the
1946 Alumni Dinner, is treasurer of his class, chairman
of the nautical advisory board of the Brown Yacht Club,
and an active worker in the Housing and Development
Campaign. Vice-President and director of the Hope Web-
bing Co. and the Anchor Webbing Co., he is also active
in community affairs and business associations.
John S. Collier '29, former Olympic hurdler, now a mas-
ter at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., was chosen alumni
representative on the Brown Athletic Advisory Council to
succeed Paul N. Swaffield '16 of Boston. Starting on a
three-year term, Mr. Collier will be one of three Council
members representing the alumni, including the new Chair-
man of the Council, Thomas F. Gilbane '33, and J. Rich-
mond Fales '10.
The alumni also voted on Vice-Presidents and Directors
for their respective regions. Vice-Presidents, serving two
years, will be: J. CunlifFe Bullock '02 of Providence; Ed-
ward T. Brackett '14 of Boston; Dr. William W. Browne
'08 of Yonkers, N. Y.; F. Donald Bateman '29 of Barring-
ton, 111.; and Nathaniel Blaisdell '83 of San Francisco. New
Directors are: Howard F. Eastwood '29 of Providence,
John M. Curtis '30 of Newton Centre, Mass.; Robert B.
Perkins '29 of Ramsey, N. J.; James R. Bremner '34 of
Chicago; and Lawrence L. Larrabee '09 of Los Angeles.
In addition to those named on the back-cover of this
issue, the Board of Directors will also include seven alumni
to be appointed by the President of the Associated Alumni
and three Alumni Trustees and a Faculty representative
to be appointed by the President of the University. Fred-
erick E. Schoeneweiss '20, who was unopposed for re-
election as alumni Treasurer, is also a member of the new
board, which will meet in September to organise. <
in Andrews House
► ► In A QUIET, stirring ceremony, apart from the excite-
ment of Commencement, Brown University honored one
of its most generous benefactors Sunday afternoon, June
15, when a plaque was unveiled in memory of the late Dr.
Charles Henry Hare '85. The Boston gynecologist, reci-
pient of a Brown honorary degree at the end of his career,
had given $331,570 in 1937 to establish Andrews House
and later a substantial fund to provide income for its
maintenance as one of the world's finest collegiate infirma-
As President Wriston pointed out in a brief commentary
before the gathering, a tablet had been placed in the main
hall of Andrews House to identify the principal benefactors,
but the inspiration had come from Dr. Hare. As to form,
nature, and even its furnishings, it had been his decision.
"Dr. Hare was interested in the whole man — not just
medical, surgical, or neurological care," Dr. Wriston said.
"He wanted us to have for the students a home away from
home, even better than a home. He had been shown the
first plans, for a modern hospital, clean, aseptic, hard. In-
stead, he happily selected this mansion so that it would
be a home in atmosphere, surroundings, and actuality.
"This building reveals, too, the influence of a teacher on
a student, the hard electric effect a mature mind makes in
contact with a mind less mature but receptive, rich, and
lively. Bennie Andrews touched the life of the young man
so that his inspiration always remained. It was a specific
request that the building should be named, not for Hare but
for Andrews. It was his hope that others would find their
interest in Andrews House grow with the years. That in-
terest was there when Brown first opened the doors of An-
drews House. I hope it continues and increases."
► In wording the plaque about Dr. Hare is fehcitous:
"As a student at Brown University in the days of Prof. E.
Benjamin Andrews, he caught that great teacher's infec-
tious enthusiasm; as a physician, he exhibited profound in-
terest in the science of medicine and the art of healing; as
a loyal alumnus, he gave tangible expression to his deep
concern for student health and welfare in his munificent
gifts for Andrews House." (see photo, page 30.)
A prayer by Dr. Arthur L. Washburn, the University
Chaplain, brought the simple exercises to a close, with these
words: "Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, we here
dedicate this tablet to the daily memory among us of
Charles Henry Hare, and in lasting gratitude for this gift
to his University of Andrews House We pray that thy
blessing may rest upon this house; that here may dwell the
peace and the unfailing sense of Thy Healing Presence.
Bless its officers, doctors, nurses, and patients, and all who
labor for its maintenance. And grant that here may come
that health and strength which are Thy will for Thy chil-
dren that in well-being of soul and body they may go forth
from its doors with renewed powers for the obligations and
duties of their several callings. We ask this our prayer in
Christ's name, and may His Grace and the love of God and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit abide with us evermore."
Among those present were such friends of Dr. Hare as
Dr. and Mrs. John T. Williams of Boston, George J. Holden
'91, Harold A. Grout '13, representing the Brown Club
of Boston, and Mrs. Grout, members of the Corporation,
alumni body, student body, and staff. i
Chosen by the Cosmos Club
► Dr. Waldo G. Leland '00, member of the Brown
Board of Fellows and Secretary of the Council of Learned
Society, is the new President of Washington's famous
Cosmos Club. i
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
► The New Trustees
►► Roger T. Clapp '19 of Providence, George T. Metcalf
' 1 3 of Providence, retiring chairman of the Brown Alumni
Fund, and John G. Peterson '17 of Minneapolis were
elected Trustees of Brown University at the annual meet-
ing of the Corporation June 14. The Providence men
were elected, following nomination by alumni and alumnae
in a general balloting which this year broke records in the
total votes cast. The percentage of ballots returned was
more than adequate to validate the nomination under terms
of the agreement between the Corporation and the Asso-
ciated Alumni. Clapp and Metcalf were the leading
choices among seven candidates on the alumni ballot; they
succeed Sidney Clifford '15 and Dr. Marshall N. Fulton
The Corporation accepted the resignation of Edward A.
Adams '12 of Los Angeles, because of ill health, electing
Peterson in his stead. A native of Saba, Dutch West In-
dies, the latter prepared for Brown at Hope Street High
in Providence. He was a banking official for some time,
serving with the Chase National Bank of New York and
making his present connection through that agency. He
is now Vice-President of the Cargill Elevator Company
of Minneapolis, a powerful factor in the grain world. He
was an Army Lieutenant in the First World War.
The Corporation heard reports from the- President and
Treasurer of the University, and spokesmen for the fol-
lowing standing committees: Library — Dr. Albert C.
Thomas '08; Management of the John Carter Brown Li-
brary — Dr. Wriston; Board of Management of the Brown
"CAMPUS BOOM" won the prize, and Phil Reisman,
Jr. '40, took the bow. He is editorial manager of RKO
Pathe, whose documentary film in the series "This Is
America" was cited by the American College Public
Relations Association at its 30lh anniversary dinner in
St. Louis. The award was "for distinguished service in
the interpretation of higher education through the
the motion picture, for realistic, sympathetic presenta-
tion of the problems involved in providing higher edu-
cation for the veterans of World War II and for the
accurate, faithful and interesting portrayal of the post-
war American campus scene."
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
THE GENERAL STAFF
OF THE HOUSING AND
PAIGN: As it heard the
news on Coniniencenient
Day — seated, left to right,
C. D. Mercer, New York;
Col. G. D. Buxton, National
Chairman; H. S. McLeod,
R. I.; Ronald M. Kimball,
Chicago. Standing, N. S.
Case, Washington; H. N.
Sweet, Boston; M. H.
Glover, Hartford ; C. S.
Newhard, St. Louis.
Union — Dean Samuel T. Arnold '13; Board of Manage-
ment of the Outing Reservation — W. Easton Louttit '25;
Nautical Advisory Board — Mr. Clifford; Athletic Ad-
visory Council — William P. Burnham '07.
Elections to standing committees involved the following :
Committee on Investments — Arthur B. Lisle, re-elected;
Advisory and Executive Committee — Rowland R. Hughes
'17 of New York to succeed Mr. Clifford; Library — Chaun-
cey E. Wheeler '09 to succeed Mr. Clifford, Prof. Robert
H. George to succeed Prof. Chester H. Kirby, Faculty nom-
ination; Advisory Committee on Pembroke College — Mrs.
Charles A. Stuart '22 to succeed Miss Ollie A. Randall '12,
on alumnae nomination; Committee on Consultation be-
tween the Corporation and Faculty — Prof. J. Walter Wil-
son '18 to succeed Prof. Walter H. Snell 'IJ, by Faculty
election; Athletic Advisory Council — W. Earl Sprackling
'12 to succeed William P. Burnham '07 and Prof. Snell
to succeed Prof. Robert F. Chambers. i
Gaines in the Middle West
► Contracts for a home-and-home series have been signed
by Brown and Western Reserve athletic authorities, look-
ing forward to football games between the two institutions
in 1948 and 1949. Western Reserve announced it as a
move "into big-time football, playing Rutgers, Brown, and
Pitt." "The game with Brown will be the first time an
Ivy League school has played a Cleveland team," it noted.
Brown will visit Cleveland next winter, however, in
basketball, as part of a projected vacation tour during
which four Middle West opponents will be faced.
President of Providence Mutual
► Percy W. G.ardner '03, Providence attorney, has been
elected President of the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, He was formerly Vice-President and Chairman
of the Finance Committee of this company, which was in-
corporated in 1800. A
Baccalaureate by Wasliljurn i
► It w.^s more than a Baccalaureate Sermon which Dr. Ar-
thur L. Washburn preached this Commencement Sunday.
It was a summation of his life's creed, stated with moving
conviction and simplicity on the eve of his retirement as
Chaplain of Brown University.
His topic was "Incentive for Valorous Living." It was
primarily of faith of which he spoke, the highest expression
of existence for mankind, its greatest hope for world broth-
erhood even in a time of confusion and discouragement.
It was secondarily a tribute of a man's tie with Brown Uni-
versity, for he said :
"Remember, as you go out from our gates, that you
never leave Brown. You are ever of her great household
and family, for we are eternally united in the common in-
heritance of our University's faith in God's power in His
world, her faith in the high ideals which she has cherished
throughout the years and now entrusts into your sacred
keeping." The Seniors had first been admitted into Brown
because of her faith in them. That same faith in them would
accompany them as they left the known past for the un-
known future. "Never," Dr. Washburn said, "can young
men and young women meet such a world with more in-
terest and self-confidence if they will accept the challenge
which recognition of their own assigned place in creation
can give them their place in the divine, continuous salva-
tion of this world.
"We can be willing not to see very far ahead as we go
out from this beloved place. We can he sure of the far-
reaching importance of present work well done, that when
we stand fast those who follow us can see more clearly and
progress more confidently because of us. Practice of our
faith in ever enlarging service and love of people — such a
life works miracles." i
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
► ► These, Their Gifts to Brown
► ► While the Housing and Development Campaign
has held the central position in most alumni minds, the
steady flow of benefactions for other Brown University
purposes has continued throughout the past year. Public
acknowledgment of them was made by President Henry M.
Wriston when he appeared before the annual meeting of
the Associated Alumni in Sayles Hall on Commencement
Day. He announced gifts, apart from the Housing cam-
paign, in the amount of $243,201.08.
Eagerly awaited was the word on the progress of the big
drive. And from National Chairman G. Edward Bu.xton
'02 came the rousing news that gifts since the 1946 Com-
mencement, totalling $1,831,054, had brought the aggre-
gate to the new high of $2,883,078 toward the great
objective. (By June 30, further gifts had brought the figure
In announcing the year's benefactions, President Wriston
revived an old Brown custom, held in abeyance during
wartime. There were gifts large and small, but many a
small gift became "major" when considered in terms of
individual means. As always, interest in the listing was
This June, as on several past occasions, the alumni were
given advance proofs of pages in the Alumni Monthly
which enumerated the gifts in a simple listing. Dr. Wriston
called attention to some items which invited special com-
ment, and expressed the deep gratitude of the University
for each benefaction. While slighting no gift, the pro-
cedure of publishing the full list of donations served to
abridge time materially and profitably in the interests of
Singled out for special notice was the announcement of
more than $20,000 in gifts to the Brown Alumni Fund, a
remarkable total in view of the fact that no active campaign
had been conducted during the past year. Giving a clear
field to the Housing and Development Fund Campaign,
the Trustees of the Alumni Fund through Chairman
George T. Metcalf T3 took satisfaction in the firmly-fixed
custom of annual giving through this medium. (On June
•30, this total had risen to $23,800.)
Benefactions to the libraries included gifts of several
thousand books as memorials to men whose association with
University scholarship had been long and influential. There
were class gifts, Brown Club scholarships, grants from
foundations and corporations in support of research and
other projects, — in wide variety. The generosity of many
alumni and friends is here reflected in the list of major gifts,
grants, and bequests to the University since July 1, 1946:
► For the Brown Alumni Fund, $22,965.36 of which
$10,125 was designated for the Alumni Endowment of
the Brown Alumni Fund.
For the Brown Alumnae Fund, $13,513 of which $2,100
was designated for the Alumnae Endowment of the
Brown Alumnae Fund.
From the John Carter Brown Library Associates, $7,132.
From John Nicholas Brown, $2,000 for the John Carter
From Frederick S. Peck, $7,152.59 for the Friends of the
Library to purchase books for the John Hay Library.
From the Mary Dexter Fund and Henry S. Chafee '09,
$450 as an addition to the Chafee Memorial Fund for
From Kenneth H. N. Newton '22, $100 to establish the
Malcolm Nichols Newton Fund, income to be used for
purchase of books.
From William P. Burnham '07, $200 for prizes to stimulate
interest in writing new Brown songs and to provide
orchestration or arrangements for band and orchestra
From Trustees of the Samuel C. and Miriam D. Lamport
Foundation, $150 for academic prizes. (Mr. Lamport's
class was 1906.)
From Charles Henry Hare '85, $7,375 as an addition to the
Charles Henry Hare Fund.
From William A. Harris '97, $274 for a moving picture
projector for the Division of Athletics.
From an anonymous donor, $5,000 for special purposes.
From anonymous donors, $85 5 for beautification of
grounds. This is in addition to $15,000 given previously
in the same way and for the same purpose.
From an anonymous donor, $500 for special purposes.
SCHOLARSHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS
► From Edward J. Sov.atkin, $600 for the Stanley B.
Sovatkin Scholarship Fund. This makes a total of
$2,500 which has been contributed by Mr. Sovatkin to
establish a scholarship in memory of his son, Stanley B.
Sovatkin '38, who died in service.
From the Monday Morning Musical Club, $100 for the
Helen Wheelwright Memorial Scholarship.
From the Rhode Island Women's Club, $250 for a scholar-
ship at Pembroke College.
From the Rhode Island State Federation of Women's Clubs,
$250 for a scholarship at Pembroke College.
From S. Watson Smith '19, $500 for the Samuel W. Smith
From the Brown Club of Providence, $500 for a prize
From a group of friends of John Gordon Ives, $800 for the
John Gordon Ives Memorial Scholarship in Pembroke
From the Calco Chemical Division of the American Cyan-
amid Company, $1,500 for a fellowship in Chemistry.
From E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, $2,800
for a fellowship in Chemistry.
From the Ethyl Corporation, $333.33 to continue the Ethyl
Corporation Fellowship in Chemistry.
From the R. F. HafFenreffer Family Foundation, $3,600
for a fellowship in the Department of Medical Sciences.
From an anonymous donor, $10,000 for the President's Fel-
From Brown Alumnae, $143 as an addition to the Florence
B. Beitenman Scholarship Fund.
From the Class of 1920, $5,000 to establish the Class of
1920 Fund for general purposes.
From the Class of 1921, $1,170 as an addition to the Class
of 1921 Fund for Scholarships.
From the Brown Alumnae Club of New York, $2,550 as
an addition to the Isabelle Scott Bollard Fund for
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
THE MILLIONTH PRINT: Brown's Photographic Lab-
oratory, microfilm specialists, passed this milestone
recently. Staffers are Annette Gregoire and George
C. Henderson '38
From an anonymous donor, $240 as an addition to the
Albert A. Bennett '72 Prise Fund.
From the Estate of Reginald S. Fife '89, $200 as an addition
to the Scholarship Repayment Fund.
From the Central Falls High School Alumni Association,
$100 as an addition to the William Overton '87 Scholar'
From an anonymous donor, $500 as an addition to the
A. R. C. Fund.
From Susan B. McCoid, $2,500 to establish the Mary Elisa-
beth Baldwin Scholarship Fund, and a further gift of
$100 for the 1947-48 award.
From Mrs. Edythe Woolf Polsby, $1,000 to establish a
Fund in memory of Daniel Polsby, II '30.
From Mrs. Claus B. Abramson, $1,000 to establish a
scholarship fund in memory of her son, Harry B.
From Arthur D. Little, Inc., $783.33 for a fellowship in
From the Rockefeller Foundation, $5,000 for fellowships
in Advanced Applied Mathematics for the year 1946-
47. This is the first payment on a grant of $50,000 for
suppoii ui scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships
in advanced applied mathematics over a period of five
years beginning July 1, 1946.
From the Rockefeller Foundation, $2,900 for research in
From the American Cancer Society, $3,249.51 for research
From the Social Science Research Council, $1,000 for re
search on the Brown Papers.
From the Research Corporation, $3,000 for research in
► From the Estate of Joseph Zarmon Heyer "11,
From the Estate of Jennie M. Ballou, $5,000 to establish
the Jennie M. Ballou Endowment Fund.
From the Estate of George Marsden '00, $2,500 to estab-
lish the George Marsden Scholarship Fund.
From the Estate of Dennis F. O'Brien '98, $10,000, the
proceeds of a life insurance policy. This becomes a
memorial in the Alumni Endowment and is included
in the Alumni Fund total reported above.
From the Estate of Angeline E. Nichols, $3,000 to establish
the Angeline E. Nichols Scholarship Fund.
From the Estate of Milton Korb '37, $12,620.04 to establish
the Fund in memory of Philip and Mary Moskowitz
Korb, the income to be used for the purchase of books
in biological sciences.
From the Estate of Alexander G. Mercer, $4,136.90 as an
addition to the Hall-Mercer Scholarship Fund.
From the Estate of Henry L. Goddard '88, $12,629.13 as
an addition to the Henry L. Goddard Fund for faculty
From the Estate of Albert L. Calder, $16,332.02 to estab-
lish the Albert L. Calder, II Fund.
From the Estate of Burton E. Kile, $2,218.03 as an addition
to the Burton E. Kile Fund.
From the Estate of Charles F. Deacon '96, $63,170.76 to
establish the Fund in memory of William H. and
Elizabeth A. Deacon.
► From Mrs. Henry F. Lippitt, 128 books chiefly of the
16th and 17th centuries.
From Gorton Thayer Lippitt, 458 miscellaneous family
From Mrs. Charles F. Stearns, 858 volumes, chiefly belles
lettres and history, from Judge Stearns' library.
From the heirs of Harry Lyman Koopman, Librarian of the
University 1893-1930, his library, including manuscript
From Mrs. E. B. Delabarre, 1039 volumes from the library
of Professor Delabarre, a selection from his working
library in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and his-
tory of religions.
From the library of the late Dr. Albert D. Mead, 500 books
From J. Francis Driscoll, 43 old pieces of sheet music, by
Oliver Shaw, Reeves, etc.
From the Friends of the Library, 5500 books and other
From the Brown Club of Providence, several gifts including
$486 toward an outdoor hockey rink at Marvel Gymna-
sium; and a rescue boat, valued at $700, for the Brown
From W. L. L. Pelts, a unique stamp collection together
with a gift of $1,000 to be used for its maintenance, i
Award Withheld in Song Contest
► The Brown song contest, with $200 in prise money,
will be continued another year, with the terminal date
extended until May 1, 1948, the committee in charge an-
nounced in June. Nearly 40 manuscripts have been re-
ceived thus far, and the committee invites others most
cordially. Some songs are under consideration for the
award, but certain contest restrictions are being liberal-
ised, particularly to permit Pembroke composers as well as
Brown men to compete. Prof. Arlan R. Coolidge of the
University Music Department, chairman of the commit-
tee, gratified by the response to date, expresses apprecia-
tion to all those who have thus far submitted manuscripts.
Previous contest ints may add to their entry with new com-
positions before next May. 1
The Big Campaign <
► ► Spurred hy the pre-Commcnct-mcnt drive, alumni and
friends of Brown University had eontrihuted $2,8S.i,078
up to June 16 when President Wnston told the annual
meeting of the Associated Alumni in Sayles Hall that the
year had brought in a total of $1,831,054. Workers, who
had come within striking distance of the intermediate ob-
jective of $3,000,000 set for Commencement, now turn to
their hope of completing their $4,000,000 goal of the
Housing and Development Fund in the coming academic
year. New quarters in Robinson Hall, the old Economics
Building at the corner of Prospect and Waterman Sts.,
have been established for the balance of the campaign.
To see what can he done on the campus when the final
amount is pledged and given. Dr. Wriston urged the
alumni to visit Whitehall, the new classroom building on
Brook St., and Andrews Hall, the new Pembroke dormitory
which is scheduled for occupancy next term.
Should there be discouragement because the Campaign
failed to reach its $3,000,000 objective at Commencement?
By no means. President Wriston told the Corporation at
its annual meeting: "No one in his right mind expected
the task to be easy. It has always been hard. Moreover
there is a bright side to the shield : we have done better
than most campaigns — far better. We are nearer our goal
at this moment than the community expected us to be.
WINNERS OF THE BEAR: Burnham, left, and Milner received this high
alumni distinction at the Marvel Cyni dinner June 15. Presentation was
made by H. Stanton Smith '21, Alumni Vice-President, at right. Citations
appear below :
► Lewis Stanley Milner (1902): The
promotion of the welfare of your Alma
Mater has ever been of major concern to
you. Your high sense of loyalty and your
unusual capacity for generosity and kind-
ness have enabled you to discharge "the
offices of Life with usefulness and reputa-
tion." As a public-spirited citizen and
loyal friend, having many talents and inter-
ests, you have made a lasting impress on
both the Community and the University.
Your excellent services to Brown have con-
tributed much to the establishment of prop-
er public relations and to a better under-
standing of the University's aims and prob-
lems. Your time, energy, and means have
been employed generously and unselfishly
in the cause of Brown. In appreciation of
your splendid service we do you honor and
present you an Alumni Brown Bear award.
► William Phineas Burnham (1907):
With loyalty and great devotion you have
given generously- of your time and means
in the service of Brown. Your infectious
enthusiasm and inspiring leadership compel
others to participate in the enjoyment of
such service. Wherever Brown men gather
your presence is a magnet drawing them
closer in affection to their Alma Mater. In
the true spirit of Brown University you
have served your community and country
with honor and distinction. In recognition
of your conspicuous services to Brown we
are happy to present you an Alumni Brown
Bear award, symbolic of the strength and
enduring greatness of the Brown you so
A Holiday Until Sept. 24
Brown's 184th academic year will begin
for Freshmen Sept. 15. After registration
for all undergraduates Sept. 17-23, classes
will start Sept. 24. There is no summer
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
We have had large gifts which had not been counted upon."
The great need of the Campaign at this juncture is for
more workers, he said, recognising that many have worked
"with heart and soul." "The cause is right," he concluded.
"By persistence and courage we shall succeed."
The Corporation passed a resolution expressing deep
appreciation of the leadership and achievements of Col.
G. Edward Buxton as National Chairman of the drive.
During May and June five issues of The Home Stretch
provided a stimulus to giving with articles on memorial
opportunities still available, on the necessity of housing
facilities to meet the great need, the lack of dining facili-
ties, the support Brown seeks from the community in return
for many services of significance, and classroom and faculty
accommodation. An estimate showed that 800 Brown stu-
dents are without regular eating facilities, that only a
fraction of housing needs are met in spite of congestion
and emergency measures that added dormitory space for
400 more than the 900 previously used. Box features de-
scribed other "turning points" which had confronted the
University in the past, where decisions had led to progress
of historic importance.
In a May message to his Campaign army, Col. Buxton
had, as always, a striking punch-line: "To those who are
firmly determined to win this struggle for the benefit of
another generation, we say to the bystander, "Give way
to the right and let fighting men pass." i
► The Marchers
► ► There were those who said it was
the longest Commencement procession
ever. And probably they were right. But,
unfortunately, no one ever counts the num-
ber of those in line, and this year a slight
change in routing of the march made it
hard to make comparisons.
Formed again on the College Green,
after last year's temporary shift to the
Front Campus, the line moved out to the
south, countermarched back past the John
Carter Brown and Sayles, swung out
through Faunce House archway to Water-
man St., returned past the Pump and
Hope College, and on between U. H and
Manning to the Van Wickle Gates. As
tradition commands, the gates swung out.
The key had not been lost, although such
a contretemps had provided the plot for
the 1947 Brownbrokers musical revue.
Arthur B. Homer '17, President of the
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, was Chief
Marshal of the procession, on his 30th an-
niversary at Brown. Again, however, the
man behind the scenes, the Chief of Staff,
J. Cunlitfe Bullock '02 arranged the sur-
prising amount of detail-work that goes
into this simple, sentimental ceremony. It
was not only the march down thi.i year,
but the march-back took on much more
importance since it led to the further ex-
ercises on the College Green.
Following Paul A. Nickel, Senior class
marshal, came alumni by the hundred, es-
corting the graduating men and women.
And finally, at the end of the long double
file came the Seniors, Faculty, guests of
honor, members of the Corporation, Chan-
cellor Sharpe, President Wriston, Mace-
Bearer George E. Downing, and Michael
F. Costello "05, high sheriff of Providence
County, accoutred with the topper, sash,
sword, and full evening dress so necessary
for the preservation of decorum.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
y Assisting the Chief Marshal were hi?
aides: Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy "11,
Harry H. Burton '16, H. Stanford Mc-
Leod '16, Frederick E. Schoeneweiss "20,
W. Wilbur Rice 16, Dennison W. Green
'24, Kent F. Matteson "28, and Thomas F.
Gilbane '33. Aides in charge of divisions:
H. Stanton Smith '21, Arnold K. Brown
'27, Brenton G. Smith "11, and Henry G.
Clark '07. Other aides: Mrs. Barbara A.
Bliss "40, Prof. C. Raymond Adams '18,
Prof. Sinclair W. Armstrong.
Marshals included: James O. Stark-
weather '45, Ivory Littlefield, Jr., "46, Jo-
seph P. Lockett, Jr., '42, William C. Giles,
Jr., '42, Graham W. White '37, Jackson
H. Skillings '37, Alan P. Cusick '32, Rich
ard A. Hurley, Jr., '3 2, John E. C. Hall '27
Samuel J. McCormick '27, Edward W
Day '22, Stuart H. Tucker "22, Earl M
Pearce "17, William B. Farnsworth "17
Kip I. Chace "12, Ernest I. Kilcup "12
Roswell F. Brooks, Jr., "07, Homer W
Clark "07, Lewis S. Milner "02, Everett J
Horton "02, George L. Miner '97, Arthur
M. McCrilhs "97, Harvey A. Baker "03,
Dr. Albert L. Midgeley "01, Albert A.
Baker "84, Prof. Albert K. Potter "86, Prof.
Herbert N. Couch, Prof. Robert H. George.
For the graduating men of 1948: William
B. Fernald, Michael A. Gammino, Jr.,
William J. Harrington. John F. Heinz, M.
Jack Levy, Jr., Richard M. Morris. John P.
Sweeney, and Roy H. Swingler; for 1947
men: George W. Grimshaw, Ray G. Hu-
ling, and James Lalikos; Pembroke Sen-
iors: June P. Miller" "47 and Eleanor S.
Three bands, more than ever before,
played the familiar ceremonious strains of
Wally Reeves" Brown Commencement
The Best Year of All" t t
K ► "Recognizing all the griefs and short-
comings, I think this is the best college
year I have known since I began to teach
3 5 years ago,"" President Wriston told the
Corporation in his annual report, which
marked his 10th year at Brown. It was a
theme on which he expanded at the Senior
Dinner as well. "The students were here
by their own choice; by and large they
studied harder than usual.""
He singled the "Veterans College out for
praise: "It has outrun every expectation,
in size, in quality, orderliness, and temper.
It has attracted wide attention as a drama-
tic and effective way to meet the social re-
sponsibilities of a university in a metropol-
itan center without sacrificing standards or
indulging in shoddy pretense. Nearly a
third of the members of the Veterans Col-
lege did work of such quality that out of
a mere fairness we transferred them to the
regular college program at mid-year. Some
others will be transferred at the end of
this year. (More than 100, as it proved,
in addition to 139 at the end of the pre-
vious semester. — Ed.) Thus those who
expected to be held in an indetermined
status for two years have by the quality
of their work forced our hand."
Dr. Wriston also commented in his re-
port on the expansion of alumni work:
"More time, money, and effort have been
devoted to alumni work than ever before
in our history," he said. "I have been at-
tending alumni meetings for over 25 years.
Never in my experience have there been
so many evidences of genuine interest in
our educational program as this year."
THE PRESIDENT'S CAKE: Chairman Quinn applauds, and Charles P.
Sisson returns to his seat after making the surprise presentation at the
Alumni Dinner. (See page 4.)
At the Senior Dinner, the President re-
peated his statement that this had been
his best year in 3 5. Although it was the
most incoherent student body he'd ever
known and college spirit was "at a low
ebb," phenomena due to war dislocations,
all undergraduates were here of their own
volition, "eager, clamoring to get here."
Moreover, the burden was off the Faculty
in many respects, and men were teaching
their own subjects again and returned to
research they'd laid aside for war assign-
ment. They were back to teach "with sin-
cerity, enthusiasm, and reality."' They were
feeling the squeeze from inflation but were
patient and courageous in the face of de-
clining endowment income. For all, there
was crowding and housing complication.
The campaign was hard work, at a time
when eight billion dollars was being sought
for colleges, churches, and hospitals in the
Yet, he said deliberately it was a won-
derful year — even in the face of world
tragedy, a peace thrown away, and the cost
of unemployment relief higher than it had
been at the depths of the depression, moral
recession after the war, political grafting,
and great fatigue. "But we haven't yielded.
Don't take the world at its face value, keep
a fresh outlook, hold to your sanity, cour-
age, and faith. And, if in living with
yourself you can find peace, then educa-
tion is justified. If I had my life to live
over, I'd again ask to live on a college
campus with those who, for all their faults,
are the best students in the world." i
Chaplain^s ''Last Chapel"
► ► It was not Dr. Washburn"s "last
chapel,"" Dean Arnold pointed out, be-
cause he would return again and again to
speak to the students at Brown. But it
did invite a few recollections of the retir-
ing Chaplain of the University.
Dean Arnold thought of him in six
"1. The night before my wedding when
a student stole his doormat, and he re-
ported the fact."'
"2. His request for a seat in chapel
(Tve had few such requests for reserva-
tions) For 15 or 20 years he attended
chapel regularly and sat in seat N-26.
"3. As pastor, friend, and teacher of
ethics. After helping the students with
their Italian, he came to the decision he
would rather be their Chaplain than edu-
"4. The services he conducted in fra-
ternity houses during the war when a mem-
ber was reported dead in combat or other
"5. In Andrews House, a friend to all
there. He was at his best as comforter and
companion on an ambulance ride, and in
meeting parents of students in the Infir-
"6. I met him once in Siena. I urge
you to look him up if you are ever there.""
The informal tribute in Sayles Hall at
the last Chapel of the year was serious but
with an over-lay of banter. But the under-
graduates knew the sentiment which
prompted the appreciation, and shared it.
They stood to applaud the Chaplain as
few have been applauded in that hall which
is accustomed to applause. His "God Bless
You"' was a benediction they will treasure.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
On O. E. Rolls
► ► Reputedly the largest employers of
college-trained men in industry, the Gen-
eral Electric Company lists 69 Brown
alumni on its rolls, perhaps the largest con-
tingent of Brunonians in any single cor-
poration. Only the University itself would
seem to rival it in Brown personnel. It is
of note that, while the majority are en-
gineering graduates, a considerable num-
ber hold liberal arts degrees.
The following list was provided the
Brown Placement Office by George Camp-
bell '07, who came to the campus in April
for personnel interviews with Seniors:
River works: C. H, Douglass "05. W. C.
Norton '10, V. W. Leonard '16, M. G.
Robinson "19, K. A. Bjorklund "21, A, D.
Somes "22, E. B. Armour "26, R. E. Arnold
'29, B. A. Robhins "40. Schenectady works:
T. W. Gordon "06, R. B. Quimby "16, D.
B. Murphy "21, F. L. Miller, Jr., "36. Buf-
falo office: George Campbell "07, manager.
West Lynn works: H. B. Hunt '08, G. R.
Sturtevant "18, J. R. Stetson '30, B. B.
Hardy '40. G. E. Supply Corp.: E. M.
Horton "11, F. L. Pierce "26. Central Sta-
tion, GO, West Lynn: W. M. Howe '13.
Apl. &? Mdse., Bridgeport: G. S. Good-
speed "14, H. R. Smith "30. Pittsfield
works: F. E. Eck '19, W. S. Fielding "27,
F. S. Broadbent '32, W. J. Degman '42,
G. A. Stuckert, Jr., '42. Lamp, Provi-
dence: E. H. Tucker "20, A. P. Brugge "31.
Lamp, Warren, Ohio: A. D. Dixon "34.
Philadelphia office: H. D. Moore "24. Mfg.
•Genl GO: C. S. Stedman. Jr., "24. Hot
Point, Inc.: C. E. Reed "26. Locke In-
sulator Corp.: E. H. Hodson "29. Provi-
dence office: J. P. Patton "34. Electronics,
Bridgeport: V. Vernon, Jr., "34, H. Van
Aken, Jr., "36, R. M. Gear '44. Bridgeport
works: P. L. Paulsen '35. Electronics,
Syracuse: H. Fancher '35: electronics. Ken.
Rad: A. W. McCabe '35. Accounting.
GO: L. Drury '36, P. B. Hawkes "41. IGE
Co.: R. C. Fallon "36. Federal and Marine
GO: R. E. Anderson "37. Hanford Eng.
works: H. L. Henry, Jr., "37. AC ^ CR
Dept.: R. Barker "38. Industrial Eng..
GO: D. W. Borst "40. R. R. Person "41.
Service Eng. GO: D. L. Hall "40. Phila-
delphia works: F. J. Moury "40. Patent
GO: G. E. Sands "40. Test: T. H. Daven-
port '43, L. T. Lubin "43, W. S. Mont-
gomery '43, H. M. Steiner '43, G. L. Heit-
man "45, J. M. Brown "45, J. L. Randall
"45, H. E. Rudman '45, K. D. Tobin "45,
R. J. Tracy "45, R. W. Whipple "46, J. A.
Nelson '46, E. A. Coker "46. Rotating
Eng.: T. D. McKone '43. Telechron, Inc.:
G. L. DeWolf "43. Aero and Marine: H.
W. Taylor "43. <
► ► RoUcall of Brown Clubs
Belter Than a Carnation
► Here's a new use for the
Brown Alumni Monthly:
When the editor visited Pough-
keepsie May 15 to attend the first
meeting of the new Mid-Hudson
Brown Club, he stepped off the train
and was preparing to find his way
to the meeting-place. At the princi-
pal exit from the waiting room of
the station stood a man with a
Brown Alumni Monthly under
President Wm. Howard Young
"16 had hit upon this effective de-
vice of identifying himself to the
NEW YORK CHOSE Robert C.
Lilrhfield '23 lo be President of
its Brown University Club next
In Western Maine
► ► Charles C. Chesley '25 is the new-
President of the Brown Club of Western
Maine, elected at the annual meeting April
21 in Portland's Graymore Hotel. Other
officers voted at the dinner are: Vice-
President Albert H. Halberstadt "34, Secre-
tary Robert F. Skillings "11, and Treasurer
Dr. Thomas J. Burrage "98; Executive com-
mittee: Percy W. Sarle "16, E. C. Cough-
lin, Jr., "42, and Henry D. Burrage '33.
Mr. Skillings, veteran secretary of the
club, presided. Dr. M. Joseph Twomey "00
spoke in eulogy of Dr. Albert H. Stanton
"04, who died last October while serving
as club President. Mr. Skillings called on
the following to speak informally, telling
how they came to be in Maine: A Thomas
Scott "28, Edward Heintz "38, assistant
librarian at Bowdoin, Frederick Bloom "40.
and Halberstadt. Rev. Charles R. Upton
"84, senior alumnus present, also greeted
Guest of honor was the Alumni Execu-
tive Officer, William B. McCormick "23,
who brought the 25 men up to date on
College Hill happenings. As usual, the
meeting had good publicity, and Newton
C. Reed '03 again brought in the slate of
nominations, on behalf of Robert J. Curley
"07, Mr. Sarle, and himself.
Others who took part in the program
were Saul H. Sheriff "36, Harold K. Hal-
pert "28, R. W. Sarle '44, A. M. Dodge '19,
Karl D. Patterson '38.
The club can always be counted on for
a good turnout and a fine spirit. i
Heading It Up Pittsburgh
► Robert B. Clark "39 is at the helm in
Pittsburgh for the next year as president
of the Brown Club of Western Pennsyl-
vania. Serving with him are Vice-President
Irving S. Pascal "34, Treasurer Harry K.
Voelp. Jr., '29, and Secretary Gordon
Ritchie, Jr., "24. All were chosen at the
recent annual meeting of the club. i
Broivn at the Pops
► > Brown night at the Boston Pops was
a gala affair and no mistake. The problem
was to get tickets, with a sell-out so early
contrived. Those who were lucky lound
it a tine musical evening, with partisan ap-
preciation of the Brown and Pembroke
Glee Clubs and a rousing, roof-raising re-
ception of the new Anderson arrangement
of songs of Brown, "Brunoniana."" In-
vited by the program and by Pops Con-
ductor, Arthur Fiedler, the audience joined
in singing the familiar songs.
The Glee Clubs, conducted by Prof. Ed-
ward B. Greene, sang superbly, both as
individual units and as one chorus. Their
numbers included: Brahms, "Chorus of
Homage"" and "The Trysting Place""; three
folk songs from "Choralia,"" arranged by
Delaney: some Davison arrangements: "At
Father's Door,"" "Fireflies,"" and "Soon Ah
Will Be Done'"; the finale from "The Gon-
doliers,'" and "Alma Mater." The new
medley is a highly effective provision for
'"When Brunonia's Big Brown Team.""
"I'm a Brown Man Born," "We Are Ever
True to Brown,"" "Chapel Steps,"" and The
Commencement March, the last a surprising
but appropriate choice for the climax.
Incidentally, the evening made a great
New England reunion. The committee un-
der Homer W. Clark '07 deserves a world
of credit. Plans are already under way to
bid for a 1948 date. *
The Washington Brown Club
¥ In support of a more active Brown
Club program in Washington, D. C, more
than 50 Brown men came to the National
Press Club for a buffet supper and a wel-
come to Dean Samuel T. Arnold "13 on
June 25. Win Southworth, Jim Bennett,
and Paul Harrison were the moving spirits
in setting up the meeting, while Warren
Francis, as new president of the National
Press Club, saw to it that the alumni had
the best of accommodation. The gathering
was notable for the large number of
younger Brown men who attended, includ-
ing delegations from the State Depart-
ment, the Naval Research Laboratory, and
the Bureau of the Budget.
In addition to those previously men-
tioned, the Club also heard from former
Congressman John 0"Connor and John
French, the latter for advice on the con-
stitutionality of certain club procedures.
Mr. Bennett reported on the Housing and
Development Campaign on behalf of Re-
gional Vice-Chairman Norman Case and
received active support. The Club plans a
full schedule of events for next year.
Glee Club in Albany
► When the Brown club of Northeast-
ern New York presented the Varsity Glee
Club in its April 11th concert, the follow-
ing served as committee on arrangements:
Whitney E. Easton, president; Richard S.
Walter, chairman: and S. Vint Van Der-
zee, Walter S. Stedman, E. V. Mullen-
neaux, Jr., Harry W. Hastings, E. Howard
Hunt, jr., J. Gordon Baxter, Robert For-
ster, David W. Borst, and Henry N. Lon-
Among those present was Albert H. Hal-
berstadt "34, who flew over from Portland,
Me., for the concert in Chancellors Hall
and the dance at the Hotel Ten Eyck. i
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
The 51st, Poughkeepsie
► ► The Mid-Hudson Brown Club he-
came the 51st Brown Club May 15 when
W. C. Worthington '23, editor-manager
of the Alumni Monthly, visited Pough-
keepsie. A strong group had met in-
formally earlier in the year and voted to
organize. Twenty-five charter members
dined at the Smith Brothers Restaurant
and revived their Brown memories while
hearing further of the campus of today.
Salutations came from the New York
Brown Club and North Shore (Mass.)
Club, holding their annual meetings the
A strong slate of officers includes: W.
Howard Young "16, President; Raymond
Crum "15, Vice-President; Joseph W. Em-
sley "24, Secretary-Teasurer. A committee
consisting of Harold I. Long "16, Benson
R. Frost, Jr., '41, and Robert Golrick "47
was appointed to arrange the fall meeting,
while Louis C. Sigloch '40 and H. "Wilson
Guernsey "43 will be in charge of a Mid-
Hudson trip to the Brown-Yale football
Others present were: Homer W. Guern-
sey "06, Leon F. Clark "10, Henry M.
Burke "11, George T. Welch "19. J. Schuy-
ler Fox "94, Robert Closs "41, Erskine M.
Perry "26, Henry F. Drake 'H, Mark A.
Golnck, Jr., '19, Everett L. Sweet '21, C.
Carlton Parker "13, Louis Booth '05, Ches-
ter H. Golding, Jr., '39, Benson R. Frost
"08. There were greetings from Carl F.
Olson '46, Jack Podret '39, W. Irving Tra-
gle "40, Frederic H. Bontecou "17, Harold
Grindle '21, Louis Sweeny "15, Burt Titus
"38. and W. W. Burbank "37, while a
dozen others plan to affiliate in future.
Among the towns covered are Pough-
keepsie, Wappingers Falls, Rhinebeck,
Clinton Corners, Rhinecliff, Lake Mo-
honk, Pleasant Valley, Milbrook. The ex-
act territory which the lively new group
will regard as its sphere of influence is
being worked out in co-operation with
neighboring clubs and the Alumni Office.
In the Merrimack Valley
► A PLEASURABLE and inspiring evening
was in store for members of the Merrimack
Valley Brown Club when it held its annual
meeting in the Peabody House of Phillips
Academy, Andover, in May. Guests from
the University who were the chief speak-
ers were Dean Samuel T. Arnold, Alumni
Executive Officer William B. McCormick,
and Athletic Director Paul F. Mackesey.
Frederick M. Boyce "09 of Andover was
elected President for next season, with the
following aides: Vice-President — Howard
D. Smith of Chelmsford; Secretary-Treas-
urer — James S. Eastham of Andover: Ex-
ecutive Board — Rufus E. Corlew of Haver-
hill, Thomas R. Hadfield of Methuen, Rev.
Herman L. Noyes of Lawrence, Everett G.
Perkins of Newburyport, and Paul J. Spen-
cer of Lowell.
Others present, with a score of guests
from the student body and Faculty of the
Academy, included: Garland B. Russell.
Gerald F. Donohue, Abraham J. Meister.
James Cantor, Norman L. Duncan, Fran-
cis J. Biery, Weston D. Eastman, Kenneth
S. Minard, Rev. Byron O. Waterman,
Charles R. lovino, Thomas P. Rockwell,
Frederic R. Knipe, George W. Langdon,
Jr., Paul Kessler, and Ned L. Brody. ^
New York's ISetv Slate
► Robert C. Litchfield "23 is the new
President of the Brown University Club in
New York, elevated at the annual dinner
meeting in the Landon room of the club-
house at 39 East 39th St. The other offi-
cers are: Vice-President — Frederick H.
Rohlfs "26; Treasurer — Everett M. Arn-
old "21; Secretary — William C. Perrin
"36. New members ol the Board are: Ger-
ald Donovan "12, Wayne M. Faunce "21,
C. Douglas Mercer "06, Arthur W. Packard
"25, Ralph M. Palmer '10, Allen B. Sikes
'23, Clifford P. Ladd '18, and Paul D.
Planning for the new year is under way
this summer. ^
Two for the Engineers
► A WEEK APART, two successful meetings
of the Brown Engineering Association kept
the ball rolling in that lively professional
component of the Associated Alumni.
In New York on May 16, 3 5 members
heard Joseph L. Richey of the American
Telephone and Telegraph Co. give a lec-
ture demonstration of microwaves and their
possible applications to radio and tele-
vision. Henry Hallborg "07, President of
the Association, was chairman, with his
fellow officers Sidney Wilmot and A. M.
Impagliaszo with him at the head table.
William A. Jewett '41, University Place-
ment Director, described the work of this
active bureau and told how the new place-
ment committee of the Engineering Asso-
ciation could operate in conjunction with
it. J. T. Connelly, the chairman of the
Engineers' committeee, missed the meet-
ing, excusably because of commitments as
a new father.
The following Friday night saw 75 En-
gineers enjoying a lobster dinner at the
Providence Spring Meeting, held at the
AS AN UNDERGRADUATE
Thomas F. Gilbane '33 was a
champion shotpulter and All-East
football center. He is the next
chairman of Brown''s important
Athletic Advisory Council.
Rhode Island Yacht Club. Prof. Leighton
T. Bohl presided, with informal remarks
from Prof. Zenas Bliss, in charge of ar-
rangements, Benjamin Graves '07 of Provi-
dence, W. C. Worthington '23 and Ste-
phen A. McClellan '23 of New York. These
Spring meetings are noted for their lack of
set program, their good humor, and their
spirited discussions. Newcomers to the
Faculty were introduced. ^
Providence Raises Riker
> > The ANNUAL dinner and meeting of
the Providence Brown Club, held at the
Wannamoisett Country Club May 22,
ended perhaps the most active and pro-
ductive year in the history of the alumni
group. It marked the retirement of H.
Stanton Smith '21 as President, with J.
Wilbur Riker "22, long a leader in the
club succeeding him in office.
The slate headed by Mr. Riker follows:
Vice-President — Mason L. Dunn "35;
Treasurer — E. John Lownes, Jr., '23; Secre-
tary — Arthur H. Feiner '22; Executive
Committee — Vernon Alden '45, Richard
A. Batchelder '3 5, William T. Brightman,
Jr., '21, Robert W. Brokaw '38, Joseph E.
Buonanno '34, Kip I. Chace '12, Foster
N. Davis, Jr., '39, Shirley L. Elsbree '25,
J. Richmond Fales '10, Thomas F. Gilbane
"33, Paul F. Gleeson '32, Albert F. Goff
"24, Frederick L. Harson "31. Stanley Hen-
shaw, Jr., '3 5, Stanley F. Mathes '39, Lewis
S. Milner '02, Ambrose J. Murray '26, H.
Stanton Smith '21, Henry D. Sharpe, Jr.,
'45, and W. C. Worthington '23.
Other speakers at the annual dinner
were Dean Robert W. Kenny and Prof.
W. E. S. Moulton. The athletic coaches
were included in the dinner company, with
the new basketball coach. Bob Morris, rep-
resenting them at the head table.
The President-elect said the Club had
only one axe to grind — support of Brown
University. It believed in being a good
rooter, in telling the public about the good
things on College Hill, and in building
morale through help and recognition. A
brochure reporting on the year's activities
recorded their extent and quality, as pre-
viously noted in these pages. ^
Planning Time in Chicago
► New officers of the Chicago Brown
Club are planning next year's program
during the summer months under the lead-
ership of Homer R. Faulkner '23, Presi-
dent. Installed with him at the annual
meeting March 27 during the Continental
Hotel banquet were Vice-President — James
R. Bremner '34; Treasurer — George Rich
III '44; and Secretary — Frederick P. Bas-
sett, Jr., '3 3. Among the projects are the
issuing of the Club's first postwar directory
and resumption of the famous and useful
periodical Brown Derby, published "at very
odd intervals" but setting a high standard
for such "house organs.""
Invitation from Canton
> It was THE FIRST real post-war get-
together for all Brown men in Northern
Ohio, and the turnout at the Congress Lake
Country Club April 30 was fine. Within
easy access of Canton, Akron, Youngstown,
and Cleveland, the meeting drew good dele-
gations from each center. There was golf,
bridge, and general sociability, and at din-
nertime Athletic Director Paul Mackesey
brought reports fresh from the Hill. The
committee on arrangements was Hal Broda,
Lefty Ostergard, and Sammy Dreyer, for
the sponsoring Brown Club of Canton. ^
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
A Money-Raising Idea
► Seeking to bolster its scholar-
ship fund, the North Shore Brown
Club in Massachusetts hit upon a
novel and effective scheme. It spon-
sored a series of six motion picture
programs, shown exclusively for
children, at the Warwick Theatre in
Marblehead. Films were selected
with the young audience in mind,
with educational purposes stressed
as well as entertainment. The profits
were $250 for the club.
Elmer P. Wright, president of the
North Shore Club, writes that the
executive committee hopes to intro-
duce similar movie programs for chil-
dren in one or two other communi-
ties in the territory, next year. i
"THE REUNION OF REUNIONS" in Marvel GjTiinasiuin the night before
Coninjencenient. The photograph taken from the running track shows
niueh of the crowd of more than 600 diners.
Hartford Picks Henshaw
> Wallace H. Hensha\\' '23 was elected
President of the Hartford Brown Club at
its annual meeting May 22, succeeding
Robert Allison "29, who has done an out-
standing job for the past two years. Other
officers chosen were: Vice-President —
Richard P. Eldridge '31; Secretary — Cyrus
G. Flanders "18; Treasurer — Marion B.
Denison '83; Assistant Treasurer — Rev.
Edwin H. Tuller '3 5. The nominating
committee: Past President Paul Monahan
'31, chairman, Jesse Bailey '16, and Flan-
Athletic Director Paul Mackesey spoke
in straightforward manner about the prob-
lems faced in his field. He gave great
tribute to Wally Snell and might have
given himself credit for his own good work.
The group liked him immensely and feels
Brown's athletic program for the future is
in excellent hands.
William B. McCormick '23, Alumni Ex-
ecutive Officer, sold the Alumni Reor-
ganization Plan lock, stock and barrel. It
was most gratifying to hear the lively par-
ticipation, evidence of a lively interest in
Brown here in Hartford.
Those who attended included: Bill Bie-
luch '39, Ray Gallant 'KS, Dan Howard '93.
Arnold MacDonald '39. Walter Rolland
'22, Larry Smith "20, Stuart Tinkham '23,
Ken Wright '38, Jarvis Alger '43, John
Balmer '34, Dick Brainard '46, Bob John-
son '3 7, Andy Jack '36, Bob Klie '44, Bert
Howard '28, Constant Kulig '45, Frank
Jones "97, Joe Lombardo "43, Fred Lougee
"21, Abner Newton '23, Joe Stookins '34,
Avery Tanner '43, and Don Tanner "35.
Mackesey in Philly
► Philadelphia welcomed Athletic Di-
rector Paul Mackesey to its May 13 lunch-
eon at the University Club, with a score of
alumni getting his good story on Brown
athletics. Everyone was most favorably
impressed with the new director.
Among those present were: Dr. M. P.
Margolies "36, and his father. Dr. Richard
Margolies, J. Harold Wilson "25, E. Arthur
Parker '13, Frank J. Watson, Jr., '36,
York A. King, Jr., '34 (who presided),
Karl E. Stein '30, Manuel E. Pearson '3 2,
H. H. Mohrfeld "33, H. M. Mohrfeld "26,
Richards J. Conly "25, Emory S. Kates "25,
Morton J. Simon "32, Charles C. Myers
"25, Seth H. Mitchell "15, Harry Leigh-
ton '03, J. M. Gicker '3 3, and R. O.
Brackett '16. C.C.M.
Plainfield Aids the Plan
► Impetlis was given to the new alumni
organization plan, proposed by Dr. M. L.
Crossley, by a gathering ot 39 Brown men
of North Central New Jersey on May 8th
at the Park Hotel, Plainfield, N. J. A din-
ner preceded the meeting which was spon-
sored by the Plainfield Area Section of
Brown Alumni, organized in October, 1946.
and the officers of which are Edwin B.
Havens "28, president, E. Bruce Wetzel
"29, treasurer and Joseph K. Burwell "13,
secretary. The meeting was arranged by
those officers and Stanley M. Banfield "13
and Alexander Logan "42.
The purpose of the meeting was to cre-
ate interest in and give information about
the new alumni organization plan so that
the various proposed sections and groups
represented can proceed with their organ-
ization. The area covered was a radius of
about 20 miles of Plainfield and representa-
tives attended from Plainfield, Maplewood,
West Orange, Metuchen, Irvington, East
Orange, Westfield, Rahway, Newark, Cald-
well, Orange, West Caldwell, Bloomfield,
Verona, Morristown, Millburn, Somerville,
South Plainfield and Arlington.
Guests were Dr. Bruce M. Bigelow, Vice-
President of Brown University, Dr. M. L.
Crossley, President of the Associated
Alumni and Paul Mackesey, Director of
Athletics. Harold W. Lord, President of
the Northern New Jersey Brown Club, was
unable to be present for business reasons
on account of the telephone strike.
Dr. Crossley explained the new alumni
organization plan and urged the various
sections and groups to organize so that
Brown can have an active alumni organiza-
tion started this year. i
Fete for Fay
► Edward M. Fay, Providence theatre
man and former orchestra leader, is well
known to many a Brown alumnus. He
marked his 50th anniversary in the enter-
tainment business April 21 with many a
notable singing his praises at a testimonial
dinner, sponsored by the Independent Ex-
hibitors of Rhode Island.
State and city officials were speakers, to-
gether with presidents and vice-presidents
ot most of the major film production com
panies, and Basil 0"Connor, chairman of
the American Red Cross and president of
the National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, Prof. Ben W. Brown "19 was
spokesman for the University, while Judge
Ira Lloyd Letts "13 was toastmaster.
A special train brought the moving pic-
ture officials from New York to join the
600 other diners. <
Anyone Find a Watch?
► Somewhere between the grounds of the
First Baptist Meeting House and the Brown
campus, Florica H. Cicma of 63 Angell St.,
Providence, lost a highly valued lapel
watch on Commencement Day. Two leaves
attached to the sides give a winged effect.
A liberal reward is offered, including re-
payment of any costs involved in the re-
turn. As a family present, the watch has
great sentimental associations. ^
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
For Brown Bookshelves
"Alexander the Great"
► ► No NEW HERO is being introduced to
what will be a large audience for "Alex-
ander the Great," a splendid new biography
by Prof. Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr.,
of Brown University's Classics Department.
No new wonder is expressed at the fabulous
adventure of world conquest and world
organization, for all the fresh excitement
that the reader shares in the exploit. But,
with no comparable work in the field for 50
years by an American author, there is a new
perspective which would be sufficient justi-
fication in itself, apart from all other merits
— which are many.
One of Prof. Robinson's major purposes
in writing this delightful book is to bring
to the reputation of Alexander full credit
for a revolutionary concept — the idea of
the brotherhood of man under the" father-
hood of God, the idea of the citizenship all
men could achieve in common in a single
world. Without over-emphasis, the presen-
tation of this thesis is convincing, and illus-
trative evidence is abundant.
It is ambitious, of course, to try to read
the mind of a man who lived so fully so
long ago. But the record is there, and Prof.
Robinson is familiar with it, as his previ-
ously published studies attest. He is known
to be the foremost authority on Alexander
in America — Prof. John Spaeth of Wesley-
an so speaks of him, for one. And here is the
synthesis of his earlier inquiry, weighing of
conflicting testimony, and his resolved
thought. He gives a plausibility and con-
sistency to a life always recognized as great
(as the familiar form of Alexander's name
shows). But it has been a life of such
extraordinary scope and variety that hereto-
fore it has somehow been hard to compre-
hend, hard to remove from romancing.
Like most readers, this one is without
scholarly background on which to draw. But
as a reader he has had deep pleasure from
this book, from its straightforward, swift
narrative in a setting and time made real. A
leader, younger than some of our Brown
undergraduates today, becomes a figure of
immense attraction in a yarn of action,
peril, and success. Prof. Robinson's stu-
dents and friends know him to be a man of
large enthusiasms, which others catch from
him. The reader comes upon that same
sense of delight and inspiration on most
readable pages. It is a charming and provo-
cative book, commended for all.
In 1948 Prof. Robinson returns to
Athens as Annual Professor at the Amer-
ican School of Classical Studies, where he,
a Prix de Rome winner, studied for two
years and later taught as Visiting Professor.
He is a Fellow of the American Numismatic
Society, whose members, limited to 150
persons in the world, own the greatest of
coin collections in this hemisphere. Under
his leadership, the Amateurs of Ancient
Greece have had amazing vitality and fol-
Incidentally, most of the administration
of the Athens School is concentrated at
Brown. Prof. Robinson is one of those in
charge of policy. A Brown graduate is
paying for the School's excavations in the
Athenian Agora, the greatest project of its
kind in history, in which Prof. Robinson
has participated. Until this winter he has
been chairman of the Alumni Association
of the School and had so served since its
founding. He is one of two persons respon-
sible for the operations under a $100,000
ROBERT CUSHMAN MURPHY
'11: Grace notes in a logbook.
budget, including a publication of $30,000
worth of books annually but apart from the
$75,000 spent each year on the Agora ex-
ploration. All members of the Classics De-
partment at Brown, however, participate
actively in the councils of the school, and
one carries out virtually all of the routine
work connected with it. William T. Aldrich
"00 is architect of the new Agora Museum.
Former students elsewhere enhance the
prestige of this strong Brown Department
in the eyes of the scholarly world. Some
day this magazine hopes to tell that whole
The purpose of this notice, however, is
to call attention to a new work of import-
ance and general interest, commended even
for summer reading, without reservation.
(The publisher is Dutton: the price $3.75;
and, quite apart from its content, the book
is happily designed and well made. It was
on sale in Providence a week before its
Brunonians With Eastman
► The Eastman Kodak Company of
Rochester, N. Y., reports the following
Brown men working for them, all products
of the Graduate School: Fred Holland,
Master of Science in Physics in 1943,
Woodrow Johnson, Doctor of Philosophy
in Physics in 1941, T. Doman Roberts,
Master of Science in Physics in 1946, and
Andrew Whitehead, Master of Science in
Chemistry in 1943. ^
Their Cheering Section
► Dean Samuel T. Arnold en-
countered something new when he
attended the dinner which the
wrestling squad arranged in compli-
ment to its popular coach, Ralph
Anderton '30. When the Dean ar-
rived, he was a little surprised to
find some attractive young girls
among the diners.
"Who are they?" he asked when
he had a chance to put the question
to one of the varsity men.
"Oh," said the latter, "they are
the wives of the wrestlers." i
"The Island War"
BY DEAN ROBERT W. KENNY '24
► ► Frank Hough of the Class of 1924
has spent a large part of his life either
lighting or writing about wars. When he
appeared on the Brown campus in the fall
of 1920, Frank had behind him some very
rough months of fighting with the Marine
Brigade in France from which he emerged
the youngest sergeant in the Corps. Drop-
ping his .03 Springfield in favor of the
pen, he turned out short stories for Case-
ments and at least one original play which
was produced by Sock and Buskin on the
rickety stage of Rockefeller Hall, Faunce
House, to you young chaps. It is rumored
that he had a hand in the script of the last
and most famous of the St. Patrick's Day
Minstrels of yesteryear. Since graduation,
Frank has been a free lance writer and has
to his credit three novels of the American
Revolution; Renown, If ?\Iot Victory, and
The Neutral Ground, the latter a national
To the chagrin of his publishers, Frank
could not remain in his ivory tower writ-
ing about past wars when his old outfit was
heavily committed in World War II. He
started this tour of duty as a captain and
ended as Major Hough. Out of his year
and a half overseas with the First Marine
Division, and many months of pouring
over historical records section of the Marine
Corps archives in Washington, Frank has
written The island War: The United States
Marine Corps in the Pacific.
The Island War is not the official history
of the Corps; that will be years in the mak-
ing, but it is an accurate, vivid, fair, and
handsomely illustrated account of the grim
battles which have become bywords of our
military history. Individual exploits, com-
monly called Joe Blow stories, have no
part in this book, unless the heroic act had
definite bearing upon the tactical situation.
What is here in abundance is the history
of units as they fought at Guadalcanal,
Tinian, Saipan, Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima,
and Okinawa. How these bloody actions
fitted into the large strategic picture, and
hsw the marines adapted their tactics to
cope with the Jap in the jungle, on coral
atolls or the volcanic escarpments of Iwo
is told here laid on the line. In addition,
there is a fund of pithy comment upon
Jap tactics and technics leading to the as-
sumption that the Jap was a very brave
fighter but also upon many occasions a
very dumb one.
Major Hough is imbued, as are all ma-
rines, with the espirit de corps of his out-
fit. The reasons for that espirit are made
clear when he writes: "This is not the
story of individual men, but of a certain
large body of men bound together by the
closest of all masculine ties: that comrade-
ship born of the shared peril and hardship
of battle." The Island War tells effectively
what the Marines did and shows why they
are so justifiably proud of their outfit. With
all this pride it is only fair to point out
that the marines are not glorified at the
expense of the other services, for The
Island War transcends mere corps loyalty
and is exciting reading for all.
Frank, we understand, has moved to
Florida; whether he has fallen in love with
palm trees or is hiding in the Okefenokee
Swamp is unknown, but from his retreat
will shortly come other books, whether of
this war or the Revolution we do not
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Murphy's Log i
► ► It was the chance of a lifetime for
a young naturalist just out of college, and
Robert Cushman Murphy "11 jumped at
it. His jump took him aboard the Brig
Daisy, an oldtime New Bedford whaler,
bound from Barbados in general toward
South Georgia, an island of blizzards and
glaciers, sea-beasts and sea-fowl, the pi-
oneer base of Antarctic whaling. He
poured his thoughts and emotions into a
journal for the bride he left behind.
Now, 3 5 years later, with his renown
as a scientist firmly established. Dr. Mur-
phy publishes much of that report in "Log-
book for Grace," one of the season's most
acclaimed books (Macmillan, $4.)
Murphy's errand was the collection and
describing wild life and plant life. But
adventure inevitably was his companion,
along with a ship's company of interest to
him. He shared in the sea chores, and his
entries record them all, from the routine
trick at the wheel to the nine-hour battle
with a fighting whale. The writing has
style, substance, and humanity, recreating,
Occasionally, a Brown man encounters
particular bits of heart-warming pleasure.
Down near the Horn, for instance. Mur-
phy took from the letter bag "a most win-
ning epistle from John Francis Green, Pro-
fessor of Roman Literature and History at
Brown," written six months before. That
letter, obviously, has been treasured
through the years:
"Naturally, when I think of a former
pupil like yourself, I often recall the sub-
jects we thrashed out together — Horace,
for example. You certainly are going to
have a chance to prove the philosophy of
the Integer vitae. Sing of your Lalage,
and the brutes will flee you, though per-
haps you would rather catch 'em. At any
rate, you will have the scenic background
. . . either the sunscorched tropics of the
polar fields where there are no trees re-
freshed by summer's breeze."
Dr. Murphy's comment: "I realize that
the day of the classical languages is wan-
ing, and that there are new humanities
which will make it impracticable for the
average educated man of the future to dig
into Greek or Latin, or both, for from
four to six long years. But I'm glad that
I hved before the end of the transition,
because the apogee of my college course,
for sheer fun, came when I faced the in-
spired countenance of Johnny Green and
read Horace, Catullus, TibuUus, and Prop-
ertius. I have Horace with me but, in
any case, I know by heart many of the
lyrics. Now that we have left the region
of the too near sun and are drawing nigh
one o'er which brood mists and a gloomy
sky, I "can still walk the quarterdeck with
The Graduate Convocation
► > As THE separate Convocation for the
Brown Graduate School was revived for
the first time since 1941, the University
awarded advanced degrees to 48 graduate
students — 1 5 doctorates and 3 3 master's
degrees. The Convocation was held Sat-
urday afternoon of Commencement week-
end, preceded by an academic procession
to Sayles Hall.
The graduates heard a "Survey of the
Sciences" from Dean Richard Chace Tol-
man of California Institute of Technology,
former scientific advisor to the Atomic En-
ergy Commission. Pointing out that sci-
ence is neither good nor evil in itself. Dr.
Tolman showed it was the application by
man which gave it its nature. "In pure
science, facts are ethically neutral."
Keeping certain facts secret, like those
BEFORE THE CONVOCATION:
Dean Richard C. Tolman of Cal-
Tech, speaker, and Dean R. G. D.
Richardson of Brown's Graduate
on atomic energy, can be important for
the time being, the speaker said. But such
an expedient can make no fundamental
contribution to the control of evil, since
the facts of nature are open equally to all
men for study. The control of evil will be
possible through the ethical insight and
scientific intelligence of man.
To Dean Roland G. D. Richardson, who
presented the candidates of his Graduate
School for the degrees. Dr. Tolman paid
a special compliment. He spoke of the
Dean's "sagacity and ability in fostering
the establishment of Brown Uriiversity's
Institute of Applied Mathematics." ^
my Lalage and sing, under my breath, to
The dirty weather near Cape Horn Mur-
phy likened to "spending a few February
days and nights on Angell St., Provi-
dence." "Even such a conception falls
short," he adds, "because it is at least safe
to stand up on Angell Street, but here it
is a struggle to maintain any position what-
soever, not excluding a horizontal one."
► It was quite a pull getting from one
hemisphere into the other during a con-
trasting period of calm. "I found myself
obsessed by the crossing of imaginary lines,
about five yards apart, and my fancy car-
ried me back to football games that you
and I have watched together during the
past three years. Can we cross the goal in
today's game? I kept asking myself over
and over again, finally drifting off into
"Sprackling has sent the ball down the
field on two forward passes to the seven-
yard line. Two rushes through left guard
have gained five yards, and now it is sec-
ond down, with 45 seconds of the game
left to play, and the score 0-0. The thrill-
ing numbers are called; the Podunk for-
ward wall stands firm as a rock to stave
off defeat. Charlie Sisson snaps the pig-
skin, and Sprack slams it into the pit of
Russ McKay's stomach, who plunges for-
ward like a battering ram into the hole
my brother Ed is making. . . ."
"Logbook for Grace" has had a fine
press. William McFee said in the T^ew
forX Sun that, with a little luck, it "might
join Dana on the shelf of permanent travel
classics . . . Something should be done
about keeping it in print and steering it
toward the young people." Lewis Gan-
nett, in the Hew Tor\ Herald Tribune,
called it "a book to set on the shelf be-
side 'Moby Dick' and 'Two Years Before
the Mast.' "
► Dr. Murphy, Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Birds at The American Museum
of Natural History, New York, and dis-
tinguished ornithologist, is author of "Bird
Islands of Peru" and "Oceanic Birds of
South America." He also collaborated on
"Problems of Polar Research." In addi-
tion, he has contributed numerous articles
on marine zoology, ornithology and ocean-
ography. His scientific interest in birds
and mammals started when he dissected a
two weeks-dead whale on Long Island
shore — long before he entered college.
The roundabout trip to South Georgia
was the beginning of Dr. Murphy's bril-
liant career as an ornithologist. He not
only made several other voyages, but was
the leader for expeditions into the tropical
and sub-arctic Atlantic Ocean, Lower
California, Mexico, the coast and island of
Peru, the western Mediterranean, Pacific
Coast of Colombia and to Peru and Ecua-
dor. All these trips were made in behalf of
the Brooklyn Museum and The American
Museum of Natural History as well as the
American Geological Society.
In 1918 Dr. Murphy received his A.M.
from Columbia University, and in 1925
the University of San Marcos in Lima,
Peru, awarded him his D. Sc, honoris
causa. Brown University also conferred on
him a similar degree in 1941. Among the
several awards that Dr. Murphy has re-
ceived for his contributions to science are
the Brewster Medal, Bronze Medal and the
Cullum Medal. They were presented to
him respectively by the American Orni-
thology Union, John Burroughs Associa-
tion and the American Geological Society.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Wellesley's Word for Mead
► > Wellesley, too. had its tribute for
Dr. Albert Davis Mead. Its Board of
Trustees adopted a minute in recognition
of his services as a member from 1934 to
1945: "He had unique qualifications for
"He was the husband of a loyal Welles-
ley alumna, Ada Wing of the Class of
1886. He was a scientist of distinction,
with a keen understanding of the teaching
role in the college and in American society.
He was . . . fully aware of an adminis-
trator's problems. The versatility of un-
derstanding was combined with a genial
wit which made him a refreshing member
of the Committee on Educational Policy
on which he served throughout his term
of office. He also served faithfully and
well (the Library Council).
"Because of failing eye-sight. Dr. Mead
resigned from the Board in May, 194'?.
That did not sever his connection with the
College. . . . His letters in recent years had
to he dictated and were written for him by
Mrs. Mead until her death in May, 1946.
They were characteristic of him in their
encouragement to and appreciation of any-
thing which vitalized the intellectual life
of the College."
The services in his memory at Brown
on Feb. 21 were marked by splendid trib-
utes from his associates at Brown and else-
where in Providence. The University is
publishing their words in a special pamph-
let which will be available on request. i
Honored by His Race
► Bracketing his name with those of
Dr. George Washington Carver and Percy
Levon Juhan among the Negro leaders in
chemistry. School and Society magazine
pays tribute to Bruce Henry Green '02.
Clarence W. Wright wrote:
"There appeared on the scientific horizon
toward the latter part of the 19th century
one destined to he a great teacher of
science. Although he did not make any
great discoveries in science, he possessed a
natural gift for imparting knowledge and
unfolding to others the beauty of nature."
A professor of chemistry at Wilberforce
University for more than a quarter of a
century (until his death in 1937), Mr.
Green consecrated his life "to the develop-
ment of race leadership in chemistry and
the bringing about of needed improvements
in the teaching of chemistry.
An appropriate way in which to keep
alive the spirit of one who gave so unself-
ishly to the training of youth in chemistry
would be to name in his honor a public
building or perhaps a laboratory in the
proposed Faith Hall of Science to be con-
structed at Wilberforce." i
Back to His Hometown
► His war rovinos on behalf of USO over,
Hugh Rennie '23 particularly enjoyed his
work in "Craig's Wife" this winter be-
cause his wife, Dorsa Duckworth, also had
a part in the Broadway revival. In addi-
tion to playing Joseph Catelle, Rennie was
"This is not new work for Mr. Rennie,"
remarked Helen Barrett of the Wilming-
ton, Del., Journal-Every Evening when the
show played there in February trials. "He
served in a similar capacity for the long
run of 'Arsenic and Old Lace.' As an
actor, Mr. Rennie has 'Goodbye Again,'
'You Can't Take It with You,' and 'Fam-
ily Portrait' to his credit, and as manager
TWO PRESIDENTS: Harry Truman returned the
compliment to Warren B. Francis '29 by attending
the lattcr's inauguration as President — of the National
Press Club. Greatest organization of its kind in the
world, the Washington club has a large membership,
a half-niillion-dollar property, and activity. Francis,
correspondent of the Los .4ngeles Times, is first West
Coaster to be NPC President in 24 years. (Acme Photo)
and director spent a period overseas with
the USO in New Guinea and the Philip-
pines. (He presented the first group of
shows in Manila after the recapture of the
He has directed summer theatres at
Pompton Lakes, Cape May, and elsewhere,
and he has played in supporting casts of
such stars as the Lunts, Katharine Cornell,
and Blanche Yurka. The home-town col-
umnist recalled his fine performance in the
title role of "Monsieur Beaucaire" as a
Wilmington High School student and re-
ferred to his Sock and Buskin days at
Like her husband, Miss Duckworth has
been connected with the Theatre Guild
and played in a large number of hits and
Phi Betes Elect Branch
► Claude R. Branch '07 is the new Pres-
ident of the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi
Beta Kappa, chosen to succeed Prof. R.
Bruce Lindsay '20 at the annual meeting
of the chapter June 14. Other officers
elected are: Vice-President — Prof. James
B. Hedges; Secretary — Prof. William T.
Hastings '03; Treasurer — Ronald B. Smith
'23; Historian — Prof. Lawrence C. Wroth;
Auditor — George L. Miner "97. Roger T,
Clapp 19 was chairman of the nominating
committee which brought in the slate.
After the meeting 12 Brown and Pem-
broke Seniors and three Juniors were ini-
tiated and were guests at lunch. Prof. Vin-
cent Tomas being the principal speaker. ^
Japan's I\eiv Destiny
> Japan now believes its destiny linked
with the United States, but Russia is en-
gaged in an extravagant attempt to win —
or force Japan's approval, in the opinion
of Lt. Col. John F. Aiso '31. The Los An-
geles Times further quotes him as saying he
believes withdrawal of American occupa-
tion forces would spark a scramble for the
domination of Nippon by the other powers.
Aiso, who was a banker in Japan before
the war, served for more than a year in
the intelligence staff section of General
MacArthur's Tokyo headquarters. He en-
listed in the American Army as a buck
private in April, 1941, and rose to hold
the highest rank ever held by a Nisei. As
director of academic training at the Mili-
tary Intelligence Service Language School
at the Presidio of San Francisco, Camp
Savage, and Fort Snelling, he supervised
the indoctrination and training of nearly
6000 intelligence men. Some 60'/p of
these were Japanese-Americans who served
with the Americans in the Pacific. He
wears the Army Commendation Ribbon
with Oak Leaf Cluster for his work at the
intelligence school and in Tokyo. He
plans to return to law practice in Los An-
"General MacArthur is doing an admir-
able job," Aiso said in the Times interview,
"but it will take at least 20 years to demo-
cratize Japan — time enough for the educa-
tion of one complete generation. The
Japanese themselves want us to remain as
long as possible." ^
History Near Home
► ► "A Nhw Approach to Local Busi-
ness History" by Leon S. Gay "06 has cre-
ated quite a stir in historical circles. Orig-
inally presented before the American His-
tiirical Association in New York last win-
ter, it has now been printed by the Busi-
ness Historical Society (Harvard) in its
Bulletin. Mr. Gay came to Providence to
give a paper on the subject before the R. L
Historical Society in March.
The Cavendish manufacturer who is also
President of the Vermont Historical So-
ciety (re-elected in January) practised what
he preached. He believed that economic
history would never he understood with-
out more information about the small busi-
ness man. Also, when the 75th anniversary
of his company was approaching, he sought
to have an accurate history of it written and
"in addition, a study of the social and eco-
nomic background" of the community. The
result was the now-famous "Neither Wealth
Nor Poverty" by Janet Mabie, published
with the imprint of the Vermont Historical
Society — the first work of its kind so to be
sponsored in America, apparently. It was
based on original records, to which the
writer was given unrestricted access.
The title of the book was taken from
Mr. Gay's remarks as presiding officer at
Brown's 1941 Commencement meeting:
"We have neither wealth nor poverty, but
in these times when the foundation stones
of Liberty and Justice are being shattered,
we feel Vermont has a way of life to olTer,
to her Sister States and to the world."
The book attacked two conceptions:
"that an historical society is a collection of
elderly people living in the past, dreaming
about a dry and musty world which has no
relation to present day problems; and that
business, while a necessary part of the pro-
duction front, is a shady institution which
thrives on secrecy, with no sense of obliga-
tion to the public which makes its profits
possible." Seeking to enlarge upon his
idea, Mr. Gay suggested to the New Eng-
land Council that other State societies be
encouraged to delve into local business
history — a proposal followed up with a
group formed to watch over this project.
Mr. Gay was elected in May to take
the place of the late Dr. A. D. Mead as a
Life Trustee of Middlebury College. On
one of his visits to that campus he shared
in a panel discussion as a member of the
Middlebury Cultural Conference, taking
the part of Business and Private Enterprise
in a debate with nine professors. Mr. Gay
has just been appointed a member of the
taxation committee of the National Asso-
ciation of Manufacturers. i
Stigler Confers Abroad
¥ Dr. George J. Stigler, professor of
economics at Brown University and one of
the country's leading economic theorists,
is back from Europe after attending a 10-
day conference of economists of the so-
called "uld-fashioned" liberal school at
Montpelerin, Switzerland. Stigler was one
of 30 representatives from the United
States attending the conference along with
other delegates from throughout the world.
The purpose of the meeting, held in ac-
cordance with a plan proposed by Fred-
erick Hayek, author of "Road to Serfdom,"
was to explore the desirability of organiz-
ing a society of economists who are in
sympathy with the classical liberal view-
point of the 19th century. Such an or-
ganization would formulate a program de-
signed to reaffirm the economic philosophy
of the classical liberal based on the mainte-
nance of individual liberty in economic lite
as contrasted with the idea of a planned
Professor Stigler, author of numerous
books and articles on economic theory, was
appointed to the Brown faculty in March,
1946, as a full professor. He has also
been a member of the faculties at Iowa
State University and at the Universities of
Chicago, Michigan and Minnesota. Dur-
ing World War II, Dr. Stigler served on
the Research Staff of the National Bureau
of Economic Research, as "principal econ-
omist for the Office of Price Administra-
tion and as principal statistician in the
Division of War Research. ^
Samson of the IJISRRA
► ► A COPY of the Canton Daily Sun
reached us from China recently, although
it was dated Jan. 21. Its principal news —
for u.s — was the following item:
"Henry T. Samson, newly appointed
UNRRA Chief Representative for Kwang-
tung, arrived in China yesterday. Mr.
Samson served as Head of the Division
of Regional Administration in the
UNRRA China Office. In this capacity he
analyzed the UNRRA CNRRA programs
in the 15 China regions and made recom-
mendations to the Director of the China
Office, Maj. Glen E. Edgerton, for pro-
gram changes and extensions of the pro-
grams within the regions. Mr. Samson
also formerly served as Chief Welfare Of-
ficer for Hunan Province, advising on wel-
fare operations there during the critical
famine period last summer. Mr. Samson's
UNRRA experience includes service in
Greece, Germany, and as chief of the
Luxembourg Mission during 'The Battle
of the Bulge" period."
The Sun was something new in our con-
tacts with journalism, our interest also
being caught by the price (C.N.C. $100)
and a gossip column by Lotof Hui.
About the same time a letter from Mr.
Samson informed us he would be in charge
of the UNRRA South China Office in
Canton until September — "a fascinating
job." "The next six months," he said.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
"should tell the story in China one way
or the other — and anybody's guess is
worth listening to, providing you remem-
ber that at best it can be only a guess. The
outcome is unpredictable but not without
hope either way."
Samson, with compliments for this maga'
zine, also revealed his intention to make
gifts to the Housing and Development
Campaign and the Alumni Fund in mem'
ory of his brother, Seneca (Brown 1921),
his son Jim, killed on the beach at Saipan
with the Fourth Marines, and himself. <
Zeta Psi's 95th
> Zeta Psi observed the 95th anniversary
of Epsilon Chapter at Brown at the Uni-
versity Club in Providence in April.
Speakers included: John Desmond Glover
'36 of the Harvard Business school faculty
and consulting expert to the Assistant Sec-
retary of War for Air; Clinton N. Wil-
liams '31, chairman of the banquet com-
mittee; Bennett B. Fuller '45, chapter presi-
dent- and Cresap S. Watson '50, initiate.
Lt. George W. Williams "42, White House
Naval aide, was toastmaster.
The Zeta Psi Association of Rhode
Island elected the following officers: Presi-
dent—William A. Jewett "41, director ot
the Placement Bureau at Brown: Vice-
President— C. Woodbury Gorman; Secre-
tary — E. Sheldon Knowles; Treasurer —
Don C. Brewer.
$140,000 for Graduate Students
> The sum of $140,000 for fellowships
and positions as assistants at Brown Uni-
versity is available for the academic year
of 1947-1948, Dr. Roland G. D. Richard-
son, Dean of the Graduate School, an-
nounces. Included are teaching fellowships
of $1250 to $1500; 40 fellowships of $600
to $1200 for study in the sciences and
liberal arts, and research fellowships for
Brown graduates. Stipends of. $800 to
$1200 are offered in a number of depart-
ments for 80 assistantships. The Registrar
of the Graduate School will be glad to
provide full information.
Lifted from Our Letters
Somewhere I read "You can lead a boy
to college, but you can't make him think."
Somebody has to do a little thinking and
planning. Here are a few thoughts:
Every college or university is just what
the alumni make it. The alumni and friends
make it possible for Brown to carry on.
At the end of his course every alumnus is
indebted to Brown. Brown uses money
and equipment, much more than the in-
dividual pays, to give opportunity to pre-
pare to play the game of life.
Each one has to hve his own life in his
own way — nobody can live it for him. He
may call it a bond issued by Brown to pay
the extra cost. The alumnus may give
something to the Alumni Fund annually
which can be considered interest on the
Now we come to a time when it seems
best to see to it that Brown continues to
be "way out in front, carrying on the best
kind of education for future generations.
Think It over. We are passing this way
but once and can take nothing with us.
Let's co-operate and squeeze out all we can
now in the present time, which is all we
know anything about.
Mother Brown did much for us, and
now it is our turn to join together and
make every effort to help Brown continue
the kind of education which will be most
beneficial to those coming after us.
Harry L. Grant "90
Recently when I was en route from Phila-
delphia to New York, I sat beside a doctor,
a graduate some ten years ago from George-
town University Medical School. In the
conversation he asked me from what col-
lege I had graduated. When I told him
BROWN, he instantly exclaimed, "That is
where Charles Evans Hughes graduated."'
It was not a particular professor or half
dozen professors, or any one department
that made Brown loom high in this doctor"s
mind. It was a man — our highly esteemed
Charles Evans Hughes.
In this case a man is greater than an in-
stitution. Arthur Wakefield "00
* * ^^
Have noticed Brown is getting better
and more publicity lately.
C. C. MYERS "25
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Vital Statistics i
* * 193 2 — Miss Helen H. Coons,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid H. He-
bcrt of Pittsfield, to Martin J. Daly.
1935 — Mrs. Patricia Allen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Satterthwaite of
Woburn, Mass., to William O. Wallburg.
1936 — Miss Barbara Bigelow, daughter
of Mrs. Leonard C. Bigelow of Framing-
ham Center, to David Balfour.
1938^Miss Paula W. Hurvitt, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ely Hurvitt of Maiden,
Mass., to Alexander Kantor.
1938 — Miss Eann B. GanzenrauUer,
daughter of Mrs. Mildred B. Ganzenmuller
of Forest Hills, Queens and Mr. William
T. Ganzenmuller of Teaneck, N. J., to Carl
G. Nesbitt, Jr.
1939 — Miss Evelyne F. Pick, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pick of Providence
to Justin L. Robinson, son of Benjamin
1940 — Miss Dorothy Ann Dyson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Dyson of
Cleveland, to James S. Ely, son of Prof. Al-
bert A. Bennett '10.
1942 — Miss Aline F. Barnes, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Barnes of Syracuse,
to Andrew S. Clark.
1943 — Miss Barbara A. Keohane, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Keohane of
Chestnut Hill, Mass., to Charles D. Houli-
1943 — Miss Lillian M. Baker, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Baker of Provi-
dence, to Francis X. Cooney, son of John
J. Cooney '08.
1943 — Miss Elenore S. Finklestein,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Finkle-
stein of Brockton, to Peter S. Freedman.
1943 — Miss Constance Hubbard, daugh-
ter of Lt, Col. Frank E. Hubbard and Mrs.
Hubbard of Westford Circle, to Marshall
F. Stock well.
1943 — Miss Jean M. Kelly, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Kelly of Oak Park,
111., to Howard W. Raymond.
1944 — Miss Eleanor B. Blaisdell, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Blaisdell of
Providence, to Robert G. Berry.
1945 — Miss Margaret E. Benton, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benton of
Scarsdale, N. Y., to F. Lawrence CufF.
1946 — Miss Jacqueline S. Berger, Pem-
broke '46, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
J. Berger of Edgewood, to Charles A.
1946 — Miss Frances E. Gerry, daughter
of Mrs. Edward L. Gerry of Lowell, Mass.,
to Ellwood E. Shields.
1944— Miss Ruth S. Warren, Pembroke
'46, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan P.
Warren of Providence, to Leslie B. Cohen.
1946 — Miss Beth Methot, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Leonce Methot of New Bed-
ford, to Midshipman Philip W. Erickson,
1947 — Miss June N. Johnston, daughter
of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Leicester S. Johnston
of Melrose, Mass., to Horace Megathlin, Jr.
1947 — Miss Harriett V. Brewer, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Howard Brewer of
Hartford, to William Welling.
1947 — Miss Virginia B. Swift, daughter
of Mrs. Marguerite E. Swift of Providence,
to Ens. Wilson J. Rcmick, USNR.
> 1933 — Herbert H. PicKARD and Doro-
thy Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Rice of Wcstboro, Mass., on Oct. 5, 1946.
Rev. Kenneth L. Palmer '31 officiated.
EASTERN CHAMPlOrsS: Brown's 1947 NROTC Rifle Team not only
won regional honors but won 24 out of 23 matches.
1933 — Maurice T. Taylor and Miss
Charlotte R. Seserman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Leon F. Seserman of Colchester,
Conn., March 2, 1947. Address: Norwich,
1933 — Robert W. Wolfe and Miss Mar-
jorie Froehlich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles F. Froehlich of New Rochelle,
N. Y., in the First Presbyterian Church, on
Feb. 8, 1947. Arnold Tulp "33 and Nor-
man Pierce '33 were ushers. Address:
Essex Falls, N. J.
193 5— Robert C. Taylor and Miss Hen-
rietta L. Jones, in Menauhant, Mass. on
July 6, 1946.
1936 — Stephen N. Burgess and Miss
Emma Louis Heald, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles H. Heald of Jackson, Miss.,
in the Universalist National Methodist
Church, Washington, D. C, on March 14,
1947. Mr. Ralph Tanner '36 was best
man. Address: Providence, R. L
1938— J. J. Henry Muller, III and Miss
Elizabeth F. Cottenham of Hudson Falls,
N. Y., in Zion Episcopal Church, April 27,
1946. Mr. James R. Cronkhite '40 was an
usher. Address: 5 Usher St., Woodmont,
1939 — Earl H. Metzger, Jr. and Miss
Elinor R. Sauls, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
George E. Sauls, in St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church, Panama City, Fla., Feb. 22, 1947.
Address: Atlanta, N. J.
1939 — Leonard D. LeValley and Miss
Elizabeth K. Pentz, daughter of Mrs. Van
Brunt Seaman of Providence, in the First
Congregational Church, March 8, 1947.
Mr. Benjamin A. Chase '38 was best man.
1939 — William L. Carter and Miss Mary
Brauers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Brauers of Milwaukee, in St. Nicholas Mis-
sion, Feb. 22, 1947. Address: Buenos
Aires, South America.
1940— Charles B. Chase, Jr. and Miss
Nancy E. Bastien, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin E. Bastien of Chicago, Jan.
1940 — Frederick Bloom and Miss Ann
Berliner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
E. Berliner of Larchmont, N. Y., Feb. 20,
1947. Address: South Portland, Me.
1941 — Alexander Murdock, Jr. and Miss
Shirley M. Abbott, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Merton B. Abbott of Norwalk, Conn.,
Dec. 27, 1946. Address: Westport, Conn.
1942 — Dr. Linwood H. Johnson, Jr. and
Miss Alma Mae Burton, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Renald V. Burton of Hartwood,
Va. in the National Baptist Memorial
Church, Washington, D. C, March 15,
1947. Address: Washington, D. C.
1942 — Elmer M. Blistein and Sophia
SchafFer, Pembroke '41, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. David SchafFer of Pawtucket, in
Ohawe Sholam Synagogue, Nov. 27, 1946.
Bernard E. Bell '42 was best man. Address:
228 Waterman St., Providence.
1943 — Joseph L. Johnson, Jr. and Miss
Ruth S. Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis J. Hunter of Newton and Duxbury,
in the Grace Church, Newton, March 29,
1947. Charles Houlihan '43 was an usher.
Address: Duxbury, Mass.
1943 — James G. Mitchell and Miss M.
Janet Linderson, Pembroke '45, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Linderson of
Riverside, R. I., in the United Presby-
terian Church, Fall River, Oct. 19, 1946.
1943 — George P. Wargo, Jr. and Miss
Nancy M. Olsen, daughter of Mrs. Theo-
dore Olsen of New London and the late
Mr. Olsen, in St. Joseph's rectory, Feb. 24,
1947. Address: New London, Conn.
1944 — Edward A. Shields and Mis8
Mary K. Hope, daughter of Mrs. John A.
Hope of Waban, Mass., in St. Philip Neri
Church, Feb. 15, 1947. Henry A. Frost,
Jr., '44 was best man, Peter Chase '44,
Robert Dunbar '44, and Philip C. Osberg
'44 were ushers.
1944 — Robert W. Eisner and Miss Eliza-
beth Hatheway Fuller, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William E. Fuller of New Bed-
ford, Mass., Dec. 28, 1946.
1944 — Robert H. Batchelder and Miss
Janet W. Bcntley, daughter of Major and
Mrs. Harold G. Bentley of Edgewood, R. I.,
in the Church of the Transfiguration,
March 22, 1947. Richard B. Pretat '45 was
an usher. Address; 1981/2 Burlington St.,
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
1944 — Joseph W. Schwanda and Miss
Helen J. Goslin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph V. Goshn of Greenwich, Conn., in
St. Mary's Church, Feb. 1, 1947. Maxwell
Montgomery "44 was an usher.
1945 — Martin H. Styles and Miss Eliza-
beth Hassell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira F. Hassell of New York, in the Church
of the Covenant, March 29, 1947. John J.
Mealy '45 was best man and William Hoff-
man '45 was an usher.
1945 — Joseph A. Charette, Jr. and Miss
Elisabeth A. Starkey, Pembroke '47, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Starkey of
Brockton, Mass., in the Collegiate Marble
Church, New York City, Aug. 17, 1946.
1946 — William S. Barrett and Miss Jean
C. Jarden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Car-
roll R. Jarden of Jenkintown, Pa., in the
Church of Our Saviour, Feb. 15, 1947.
1946 — Thomas Asquith, Jr. and Miss
Edith E. Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Berton E. Cook of Fall River, in the First
Baptist Church,^ Feb. 14, 1947. Bradford
D. Davol, 3rd, '46 was an usher. Address:
250 Mildred Ave., Syracuse, N. Y.
► 1927— To Mr. and Mrs. Selig Green-
berg of Providence, a daughter, Ann
Gladys, Feb. 12, 1947.
1928— To Mr. and Mrs. Kent F. Matte-
son of Providence, a second daughter,
Lydia Kent, March 9, 1947.
1929~To Mr. and Mrs. John VanNest
of Worcester, Mass., a son, Thomas Lyons,
Dec. 5, 1946.
1933— To Mr. and Mrs. Clarkson A.
Collins, 3rd, of Providence, a second son,
Lodowick Updike, March 8, 1947.
1934— To Mr. and Mrs. Charles K.
Campbell of Chicago, a second daughter,
Judith King, March 26, 1947.
1936 — To Mr. and Mrs. James K. Leahy
of Parlin, N. J., a son David Hayes, March
1936— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knobel
of Miami, Fla., a girl, Sherrill Lynn, March
1936 — To Mr. and Mrs. James G.
Krause of Lebanon, Pa., a daughter, Nancy,
April 24, 1947.
1936 — To Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tan-
nenwald, Jr., of Washington, D. C, a son,
Robert, March 16, 1947.
1937 — To Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C.
Dembo of Groton, Conn., a son, Franklin
Walt, Dec. 13, 1946.
1938— To Dr. and Mrs. Howard A.
Blazar of Philadelphia, a daughter, Jean
Barron, Feb. 5, 1947.
1940 — To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stan-
ley Case, Jr., of Bethel, Vt., a son, John
Warren, Feb. 18, 1947.
1940— To Mr. and Mrs. Henry L.
Wilder, Jr., of Washington, D. C, a daugh-
ter, Emily Kempton, March 8, 1947.
1940 — To Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Ware
of Montclair, N. J., a son, Robert, March
1941— To Mr. and Mrs. Richard E.
Hale of Boston, a daughter, Judith Bar-
bara, Oct. 19, 1946.
1941— To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G.
Stone, Jr., of Pleasantville, N. Y., a son,
Stephen Grant III, Dec. 8, 1946.
1941— To Mr. and Mrs. Norman D.
Newcomb of Schoharie, N. Y., a second
son, James Allan, Jan. 28, 1947.
1942 — To Captain and Mrs. E. T. Savig-
nano of Apponaug, R. I., a second son,
Richard French, Sept. 27, 1946.
1943— To Mr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Ladd
of East Wareham, Mass., a son, Dwight
Robert, Jr., March 5, 1947.
1943— To Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Cor-
zine (Audrey Armstrong, Pembroke '43)
of Milwaukee, a son, Kent Brayton, Feb.
1944 — To Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D.
Rames of Minneapolis, Minn., a son, Peter
Byron, Feb. 17, 1947.
1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Dowe
of Daniclson, Conn., a daughter, Susan
Elizabeth, Sept. 8, 1946.
1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. J. Benjamin
Nevin, Jr., of Providence, a daughter,
Joyce, March 10, 1947.
1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Glavis,
Jr., of Providence, a daughter, Diane, Jan.
1944— To Mr. and Mrs. Charles P.
Isherwood of Tiverton, R. I., a son, David
Durfee, March 11, 1947.
1945 — To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fontan,
twin 5ons, John and Paul Gregory, January
1945— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Fur-
long of Montclair, N. J., a son, Robert G.,
Jr., Jan 2, 1947.
1945 — To Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P.
Brooks of Providence, a daughter, Carol,
Feb. 7, 1947.
1947 — To Mr. and Mrs. Walter E.
Evans, Jr., of New Orleans, La., a son,
James, Nov. 23, 1946 i
► ► Brunonians Far and Near
EDITED BY JOHN
The Pawling School at Pawling, N. Y.,
which Dr. Frederick L. Gamage founded
in 1907 and where he served as headmas-
ter or chaplain for 3 5 years, has been ac-
quired by Trinity School of New York
City. Trinity has long wished to have a
supplementary boarding school in the coun-
try and will open the Trinity-Pawling
School in the fall.
Rev. Abram LeGrand, D.D., has be-
come interim pastor of the Summit Ave.
Baptist Church in Jersey City, N. J.
We note with regret the death of Mrs.
Alice A. Taft, widow of Robert W. Taft
Prof. Edmund B. Munger has been a
resident of Xenia, Ohio, since his retire-
ment from Illinois Wesleyan. He has had
a long record of excellent teaching and
musicianship, and we recall a piano recital
he gave in Providence some years ago to
the delight of all.
William C. Langdon is living at Rose-
ville Rd., Westport, Conn.
Robert M. Brown sends a new address
at Mount Philo Inn, North Ferrisburg, Vt.
Stephen Hopkins is living at 275 Elm
St., Biddesford, Me.
Henry Arnold corrects his address to
read Pemaquid, Me.
J. Schuyler Fox, retired principal of the
Poughkeepsie High School in New York,
took an active part in the formation of
the new Mid-Hudson Brown Club in that
city and had a post of honor at the head
table as the senior alumnus present. He
► George McKinley McClellan
'95 has been in Honolulu to do some
research for a volume on the early
history of Hawaii which he has been
commissioned to write. He was a
logical choice for the task inasmuch
as he played a lively role in the de-
velopment of Hawaii through its
most crucial period.
He is spoken of as "one of the
comparatively few men living today
who was personally associated with
those responsible for overthrowing
the old Hawaiian monarchy, setting
up the RepuWic of Hawaii, and
turning that into the Territory of
B. HARCOLRT "43
takes great satisfaction in the good men
who have come to Brown from Pough-
George E. Smith sends us his address at
71 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
Dr. Marcius H. Merchant is the first
president of the new Bristol County Medi-
cal Association in Rhode Island. He has
been a physician in Warren and Barring-
ton for more than 40 years.
Francis B. Richard sends us his perma-
nent address at the Sandy Hook P. O. in
Laid up for repairs and not able to come
to the 50th reunion, several members sent
greetings: Herbert A. Matteson at home
at 30 Fairview Ave., West Warwick; Clar-
ence H. Lingham, retired from Ginn 8^ Co.,
publishing, at home in Littleton, Mass.;
Russell Hathaway, retired in 1943 from
the Associated Press, is convalescing from
a siege of illness but sent greetings in his
own hand, cheerful, from 35 Van Schoick
Prof. Elijah W. Bagster-Collins, of the
Faculty of Columbia Teachers College, sent
his regrets from the Siueen Elizabeth, say-
ing that he and his wife were to spend
the next few months in Switzerland.
Arthur M. McCrillis, as deacon of the
Central Baptist Church of Providence,
acted for the entire congregation in pre-
senting their testimonial to the retiring
pastor. Rev. Dale D. Dutton.
Russell Grinnell, President of Grinnell
Corporation, has for the first time in the
company's long history, made public its
annual report. The Wall Street ]ourna\
noted: "Grinnell, which makes sprinkler
systems for industrial and other buildings,
has decided it is time to publish earnings
in view of the wider distribution of its
stock as compared with earlier years."
George L. Miner, long Treasurer of the
Providence Art Club, presented his resig-
nation this June and heard pleasant praise
of his services.
Richard R. Hunter, the Scarsdale In-
quirer reports, has received official War
Department commendation "in recognition
of meritorious service to The Quartermaster
General in the renegotiation of Govern-
ment contracts for the elimination of ex-
cessive war profits." The citation contin-
ues: "With conscientious and painstaking
care he devoted himself to the duties of ne-
gotiator. His reasonable and judicial atti-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
A Bear for the Askings
► ► In A CARTOON', a Bear is one thing. But even a Brown man would rather not
have a bear on his property. Its something you'd as soon give away — on a come-
When Charles Leslie Paull "97 came back for his 50th reunion, he brought a
clipping of a gravure feature from the Denver Post for Sept. 29, 1946, docu-
menting his encounter with a bear in his hencoop near Englewood, Colo. As it
happened, the hencoop was unoccupied and abandoned, and it provided only a
trap, for Paull shut the door on the animal. With the help of the State humane
society, the county sheriff, and the superintendent ot the Denver Zoo, Paull rigged
a noose on the end of a stout pole. Hogtying the 120-pound youngster followed,
and Bruno moved into the :oo in Denver City Park.
Mr. Paull brought a number of Brown souvenirs which the University Archivist
gratefully accepted. They included an acorn carved from a beam from Uni-
versity Hall in 1883 (turning oak back into acorn was a neat switch), a copy of the
resolution signed by President Andrews and the four class presidents when Paull
went off to the Spanish War, and photos of Profs. Bumpus, Mead, Gorham,
Tower, and Field of the Biology Department, taken in their offices during Paull's
undergraduate years. A veteran of the Spanish and First World Wars, Mr. Paull
worked in an ammunition factory during the recent war. i
tude coupled with his sagacity in business
and finance and his tactful and persuasive
manner succeeded in winning the coopera-
tion of business firms in achieving fair and
sound renegotiation settlements." Mr.
Hunter is the former mayor of Scarsdale
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight K. Bartlett re-
turned in May from an airplane tour of
South America. He is an officer of the
Builders Iron Foundry in Providence
George W. Harrington is now living at
190 Upton Ave., Providence.
Clarence S. Brigham, director of the
American Antiquarian Society of Worces-
ter, has recently completed "A History and
Bibliography of American Newspapers,"
published in two volumes by the Harvard
Judge Charles A. Walsh was named
chairman of a Providence committee to ar-
range a program for "Operation Naval
Reserve" held here in May.
John D. Burchard sends his address at
Box 461, Nenana, Alaska.
At the spring meeting, in Montreal, of
the Canadian Section of the American
Water Works Association, Charles G.
Richardson read an illustrated paper on
"Advances in Flow Metering and Con-
Why wait till our 50th anniversary?
Secretary William H. Hull put it up to
the members of the class in a letter that
went to all in May. "At our 45th reunion
last June, some sentiment was manifest for
our next reunion in June, 1949, rather than
wait for the regular fifth-year date in
1951," he reported. "As you must realize,
we are not getting any younger each year.
We would like very much to have your
views on holding a reunion in 1949."
At the 13th annual session of the Insti-
tute of World Affairs to be held at Warner,
N. H. next August, Dr. Arthur I. Andrews
will teach a course on "The Background of
Mediterranean Problems." Dr. Andrews
was formerly Professor of Diplomacy at
the Charles University and Lecturer at the
University of Cluj and Sofia.
The Goodwin Memorial Library in Had-
ley, Mass., has received from Col. G. A.
Taylor framed pictures of the 13 men from
the town who gave their lives in World
War II. Col. Taylors poetry was praised
at a recent meeting of Hope Grange which
featured Hadley writers.
In his 30 years as pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Anderson Park, Hacken-
sack, N. J., Dr. Harry C. Leach has seen
the membership grow from 179 to 1051;
the Sunday School from 125 to 1201.
Offerings over 30 years have totalled more
than $650,000, while the church property,
including $105,000 church, chapel, service
house, annex, and parsonage are all debt-
free. Jeremiah Holmes left with us at
Commencement time the program of the
30th anniversary service Dec. 8, 1946. Dr.
Leach received his honorary D.D. from
Wheaton in 1931.
James B. Littlefield has been elected 92nd
grand master of The Grand Lodge of
Rhode Island Masons.
P. D. Sherman sends a new address at
A current proposal in Phi Beta Kappa
would permit election of memhers-at-large.
Seizing an Opportunity
in addition to the regular selection by the
various chapters. Prof. William T. Hast-
ings of Brown was one of nine signers of a
statement in opposition to the plan, pub-
lished in Tlie Key Reporter this summer.
Mrs. Arthur L. Philbrick died suddenly
of a heart attack May 7 at the Philbrick's
home, S Moses Brown St., in Providence.
The class was represented at her funeral
and expresses a collective sympathy.
Herbert Stowell sends a new address at
Room 616, 49 Westminster St., Providence,
John F. Woodman, who has retired, is
now living at the B. P. O. Elks National
Home in Bedford, Va.
Chester S. Allen, president of Lockwood
Greene Engineers, Inc., of New York, is
living at 71 W. 12th St., New York, N. Y.
Miss Esther Goodwin, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. Sykes Goodwin of Ludlow,
Vt., was recently married to the Rev. Felix
Davis, Fall River pastor.
Rev. Harold G. Arnold has announced
his retirement from the First Parish Uni-
tarian Church of West Roxbury, Mass.,
after 3 5 years of service.
Ben Graves of Brown &? Sharpe Manu-
facturing Co. prepared a paper in May for
delivery at the annual meeting ot the
American Society for Engineering Educa-
tion in Minneapolis on "What the Machine
Tool Industry Wants of Education." He
was at the head table when the Brown En-
gineering Association held its May 23 din-
ner at the R. I. Yacht Club and spoke
Eugene DeMerritt is signal engineer for
what he abbreviates as "the C. of Ga. Ry.
Co." He is living at 125 Buford Place,
Although Harry A. Ehmke- had been ill
for some time, word of his death came as a
A Chance for All
► Brown University's project to give a
college chance to veterans who had been
disqualified theoretically by low high school
grades or lack of credits from admission to
other schools merits thoughtful study.
Brown set up a special project for such
veterans in its area — on an experimental
basis and somewhat pessimistically — with
the expectation of shifting a select few after
two years to the established college. Actu-
ally these mature GI students, who lacked
the accepted educational background for
college entrance, have demonstrated such
remarkable capacity that one-third of them
have already been transferred. Fifty per-
cent stand as high in scholarship, or higher,
than 75 percent of the "highly qualified"
regular college students.
With so many colleges arbitrarily rais-
ing their admission "standards," these re-
sults are important. They throw doubt
on the whole philosophy behind college ad-
missions and indicate that a large propor-
tion of the Nation's best talent is being lost
and many capable and deserving veterans
are being unjustly shut out of the colleges.
The Brown experiment ought to be con-
sidered carefully by the Veterans' Admin-
istration, by educators and by other public
leaders with a view to making it a nation-
wide program. ^
— Philadelphia hiquuer
Again, the Veterans
► Brown university'.s widely-publici:ed
Veterans College has again proved itself to
be more than an uncertain educational ex-
periment to meet the expediency of the
moment. An announcement of the scholas-
tic averages for the first semester of the cur-
rent academic year shows the success of
Brown's unique method of meeting its
obligation in providing educational oppor-
tunity to 424 veteran men and women who
were unable to satisfy the entrance re-
quirements of the regular college.
The first semester scholastic average of
the Veterans College, 2.0606, compares fa-
vorably with the average attained by mem-
bers of the regular college, 2.3 364. This
numerical system of grading indicates that
the average student in the veterans group
IS receiving quality grades of C or better.
At the beginning of the present semester
137 male students who had attained a
scholastic average of 2.9 were transferred
to the regular college. Three female stu-
dents with an average of 3.17 were ad-
mitted to the regular sessions in Pembroke
College. (Another 100 transfer this fall.)
This transfer occurred a year and one-
half earlier than had been originally an-
ticipated by the University officials and
made possible the admittance of 155 addi-
tional men with the opening of the new
term last February. The present enroll-
ment of the Veterans College is 445. i
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
shock. His widow wrote Roy Grinnell May
28 to report Harry's passing on March 12,
1947. Three sons and four grandchildren
also survive. Mrs. Ehnike added, "May
the Brown alumni and especially the class
of "08 continue to he successtul in all their
undertakings." Her address: 108 Main St.,
Silver Creek, N. Y
Having prepared for Brown at Mo.scs
Brown School, Ehmke was one of the lead-
ing athletes in the class, with letters in both
baseball and football. He left after his
Junior year to take up Forestry studies
elsewhere. He has conducted a saw-milling
and contracting business lor many years.
Three brothers, Frank "OJ, Charles "05, and
Lester Ehmke "14, also attended Brown,
while Murray Ehnike "37 is a nephew.
Carl H. Carson, who is sales promotion
manager for the Precision Precast Concrete
Building Slabs Co.. is living at 728 Moana
Cottages, Honolulu 11, T.H.
For its Annual Reunion the Class ol
1909 had a luncheon meeting Sunday
afternoon, June H, at the Rhode Island
Country Club. A number of the members
played golf but most conversed during the
afternoon. In the evening the Class at-
tended the Brown Dinner. Those present
were Messrs. Sherwood, A. Manton Chace,
Henderson, Sykes, Sweetland, Ward, Tink-
ham, Whitmarsh, Tanner, Wilmot, Poland,
Chambers, Hollen, Wells, Ross, Nash, Con-
nell, Connolly, Turner, Wheeler, Lasker,
Leach, Curley, Don Jackson and Bugbee.
Ev. Manter has changed his address to
3 39 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N. H.
Harold High, after 27 years as Manager
of Industrial Relations for the duPont
Company, has retired. He is now occupy-
ing his Farm, "High Hopes", at Weston,
Vt., where he expects to do a little farming
and a little writing, and where he will wel-
come any '09ers passing by.
Billy Miller, past president of the Rhode
Island Historical Society, made an address
to the Society entitled, "Shepard Tom and
the Narragansett Country,"" May 1.
James Hess. Jr., is professor and head
of the English Department of the Amer-
ican College at the University of Madras
in Madura, India.
36 Years ns Superintendent
► After 36 years as Superintendent
of Public Schools in Wakefield,
Mass., Willard B. Atwell "03 ten-
dered his resignation recently, to
take effect Jan. 1, 1948. Appearing
before the School Committee he
spoke feelingly of the joy he had ex-
perienced in his work. His life has
been one of complete absorption in
At the time of his resignation, Mr.
Atwell had only one senior in point
of .service among Massachusetts su-
perintendents. The School Com-
mittee paid high compliment to his
service, noting great progress made
during his years in office, as well as
his gift in human relationships. He
has recovered from serious illness,
which prompted his decision to re-
Col. Lawrence A. Atwell "39, for-
mer Brown football star, is one of his
four sons, all of whom were officers
in the war i
PRESIDENT of the national alum-
ni aS!<ociation of Phillips Exeter
Academy is Royal W. Leith, for-
mer President of Brown's Asso-
Dr. Moses L. Crossley attended the
spring meeting of the Advi.sory Board of
the Rutgers University Research Council.
The Rutgers research budget this year is
more than $1,100,000, with $600,000 of
it in agriculture.
Harold L'Amoureux is floor superintend-
ent for the R. H. White Corp. in Boston.
His address is 34 Elm St., Jamaica Plain 30,
Winfield Potter writes that he is prin-
cipal of the High School in Foxboro,
Joseph Bliss sends his address at 123
Airemore Drive, New Rochelle, N. Y.
Charles P. Sisson has been named gen-
eral chairman of the 1947 Red Feather
campaign of Rhode Island Community
Dean George V. Kendall of Wabash
College was one of the opponents of a
proposal for membership-at-large, signing
a statement against the plan in Phi Beta
Kappa"s Key Reporter this summer.
Dr. William L. Stidger, head of the de-
partment of homiletics at the Boston Uni-
versity School of Theology, was the prin-
cipal speaker at the 113th annual com-
mencement exercises of Vermont Junior
College June 8.
Clarence Philbrick has been re-elected
chairman of the Friends of the Library of
Commodore Leighton Bohl was recently
honored at a dinner held by the Rhode
Island Yacht Club.
Morgan Rogers is living at Box 50,
Wakefield, R. I. He is associated with
Chas. H. Philbrick, Inc., in Providence.
Dr. George Ronne informs us that his
present address is 49 Fountain St., Paw-
tucket, R. I.
Dr. Ralph L. Blanchard of the Depart-
ment of English at Brown University has
been promoted to associate professor. On
leave of absence from Brown for military
service since September, 1942, Professor
Blanchard was advanced from Major to
the rank of Lt. Col. upon his return to this
country in December, 1945, after long
Army duty overseas in Civil Affairs and
Military Government. He was attached to
the 101st Airborne Division when Hol-
land was invaded, landing in that country
by glider. He also held a Civil Affairs post
in France, followed by a Military Govern-
ment assignment in Germany where he
was in charge of setting up several military
During World War I Prof. Blanchard
served as a Captain with the U. S. Army;
was director and treasurer of The Angus
Co. Ltd., Calcutta, India, from 1919 to
1922; and then taught at the Lawrence-
ville and Berkshire Schools until his ap-
pointment to Brown in 1930. He is a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Mediaeval
Academy of America, the Shakespeare As-
sociation of America, and the Modern Lan-
guage Association of America. During the
course of World War II, he sent back to
Brown over 100 volumes of Naji propa-
ganda, salvaged from discards, former
property of a publisher whose plant was
then under his control. The material, con-
sisting of history written as the Nazis
wished it to be understood, was exhibited
at the John Hay Library.
Louis M. Sweeny is living on Pine Hill
Road, Pleasant Valley, N. Y. We were
glad to learn this having been without a
good address for him of late.
Don Dike was recently elected 1st Vice-
President of the Massachusetts Teachers
Federation. Don is principal of the High
School in Athol, Mass., and will be a dele-
gate to the National Education Association
Convention in Cincinnati and the National
Conference for Improved Teaching in Ox-
ford, Ohio, this July.
Commodore George T. Paine retired last
February after 30 years" service to enter
the civilian engineering field.
Henry Drake is living at Clinton Cor-
ners, Dutchess County, N. Y.
Harold I. Long, 22 years in Pough-
keepsie, N. Y., is head of the English De-
partment in the High School. His two
boys are at Brown.
Howard D. Williams of Rockland, Mass.,
has the sympathy of the class in that his
wife died in May.
Col. Elmer Barnes sends us a corrected
address: Headquarters, Second Army,
George C. Hull of the Providence
Eveninf!. BuIIetiti attended the final seminar
of the American Press Institute at Colum-
Edward Butler, who writes that he is a
business broker, is living at 4061 Hill St.,
Huntington Park, Calif.
Beale M. Gordon writes to tell us that
he has been released from active duty as
Lieut. Comdr. after 66 months of active
duty in the Navy. He is now associated
with the A. E. Hunt Steel Co. in Boston
and is living on Beach St., Wickford, R. I.
S. Watson Smith is archaeologist for the
Peabody Museum at Harvard. His address
is 18 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Mass.
Arthur J. Frey, business manager of
Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., has
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
STEPHEN W. HOPKINS '21: For
Theta Delta Chi he heads up the
New York Graduate Association
and serves the Theta Delta Press as
Secretary and Director. (Photo
courtesy of The Shield.)
been named comptroller of the Rhode
Island School of Design.
Dr. Marshall N. Fulton of Providence
gave a paper on "Curable Heart Disease",
at the n6th Annual Meeting of the Rhode
Island Medical Society in May.
Dr. Herman A. Lawson has been ap-
pointed a member of the Board of Hospital
Commissioners in Providence. Dr. Lawson
is a specialist in internal medicine and dur-
ing the war was commanding officer of the
48th Evacuation Hospital in the India-
Kenneth Bitting's .son, Kenneth H.
Bitting, Jr., recently became engaged to
Miss Adelaide Hare Powcl of Providence.
William W. Hall, who has been repre-
senting Standard Oil in Sweden, has been
transferred to Italy, according to Everett
Sweet of Poughkeepsie, whom Bill visited
on his last trip home.
Harold L. Grindle, for whom we have
lacked a good address for some time, is at
Lake Mohonk, N. Y. in hotel management,
Dr. Arcadie Giura is a councillor of the
recently organized Bristol County Medical
Association in Rhode Island.
R. D. Standish, in Calcutta for the past
six or eight months, is now on his way to
Japan for the National City Bank.
Max Meyer is living in Jacksonville, Fla.,
P. O. Box 2610.
Marshall Cannell writes that he is vice-
president of the Columbia Drug Products,
Inc. in Providence. He is living here at
2 Ray St.
E. Standish Palmer has a new address at
821-A El Redondo St., Redondo Beach,
Coe S. Mills is now living at P. O. Box
5 52, Midland, Texas.
You read about these things in the
papers, and once in a while they hit home.
When the Eastern Airlines plane crashed
in Maryland May 3U, Norman MacKay '22
was one of those who lost his life. Forty-
seven years old, the commercial manager
of Station WBAY in Coral Gables, Fla.,
he was going home after having accom-
panied Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker"s party
on Its record-breaking Constellation flight
to New York May 28.
Mr. MacKay had been director of ad-
vertising and programs for WQAM Miami
for 15 years prior to July 1945 when he re-
signed that post. He was in Hollywood
briefly but returned to Florida to help or-
ganize WIRA Fort Pierce, in September
moving on to WBAY. He was past gov-
ernor of the Florida Advertising Federa-
tion. His first post had been in the ad-
vertising department of the Proi'ideiicc
l^ews but went south for similar work on
the staff of the Miami Herald. With Joseph
Cotton, now of the films, Mr. MacKay took
part in several productions of the Miami
Civic Theatre and also served as its di-
rector. He was President of the First
Nighters Club of Miami.
His fraternity was Delta Tau Delta.
The former Harriet L. Seabury, Mrs. Mac-
Kay, survives him with two sons: Donald,
a Navy veteran, and Douglas, honor grad-
uate of Miami Senior High. WBAY dedi-
cated a memorial quarter hour to Mr. Mac-
Kay on May 31.
Raymond Rich Associates and William
Cherin Associates, congenial firms in the
public relations field, have merged their
interests and established Raymond Rich H
William Cherin Associates. They offer
counsel, research, and evaluation services
to non-profit organizations and founda-
tions on structure, policy, management,
program, and educational promotion at
30 East 22nd St. Publication of the refer-
ence work, "American Foundations and
Their Fields," will continue under the As-
sociates, the sixth edition now being in
Lawrence Whitcomb has- become Presi-
dent-Elcct of the Pennsylvania Academy of
Science and will take office at the 1948
Louis Chick, who was formerly with
Lever Brothers, Inc., has been appointed
manager of the sales promotion department
of the grocery division of Standard Brands,
Howard Cummings has announced the
formation of a law partnership in Phila-
Cftrds' Scoiii **Snoic6ownd"
► Ankle-deep in snow as he sat
on the grandstand at Pittsfield,
Mass., Arthur S. Fox "23 was a dis-
consolate figure in the Associated
Press wire-photo following April's
freak storm. Although dressed in
his baseball uniform, he looked
glumly down at the overshoes he
was also wearing. But his nine, the
Pittsfield High School team, man-
aged to play out its schedule just
the same, winning 13 of 15 games
and standing on the verge of a
county championship (one victory
needed) when he wrote at Com-
In addition to his duties as head
coach of football, baseball, and
basketball at Pittsfield, the former
Brown star has signed to scout for
the St. Louis Cardinals this summer.
Art, Jr., had a fine year at Worces-
ter Academy. Mr. and Mrs. Fox are
counting on a return to Providence
for 1923's 25th reunion next June.
delphia in the Provident Trust Building.
The firm is Cummings, Stewart, and
S. Watson Remington, Jr., is living at
37 Herman St., Glen Ridge, N. J. and is
working with the Champlain Corp. in
Bloomfield, N. J.
William Ryon, Jr., writes he is indus-
trial engineer for the Ecusta Corp. in
Brevard, N. C. His address is 174 Dor-
chester Ave., Ashville, N. C.
Albert Jeffers sends a new address at 3 53
Birch Ave., Mount Lebanon, Pgh. 16, Pa.
Kcnilworth H. Mathus is manager of the
Book Department of Printers' In/^ at 205
East 42nd St., New York 17, N. Y. He
was for a long time with Popular Science.
T. G. Simmons came east in June and
spent the 20th and 21st in Providence, un-
fortunately missing Commencement by a
hair. But some of his Brown contempora-
ries got together to give him and his fine
family a welcome. Pete was a delegate to
the June convention of Rotary Interna-
tional in California.
Perelnian on the Prowl < <
► ► Globe-trotting (and pacing, too,
probably) for Holiday magazine, S. J.
Perelman '25 wrote from Penang, Malaya,
in May to tell Vice-President Bigelow what
travel was like these days:
'It demands a cast-iron stomach, an ex-
chequer like the Bank of England, and an
infinite capacity to withstand boredom,"
he said. "I was 53 days getting to Singa-
pore from San Francisco and lay about
Bangkok a month trying to badger the
French into letting me cross into Indo-
China. They wore out all the excuses about
how dangerous Angkor Wat was, how I
might be ambushed by the Vietnamese, and
so forth, and finally as much as admitted
that they don't want anyone with a type-
writer to snoop around their private war.
It was a pity; I would have liked to see
their Foreign Legionnaires, most of whom
are ex-members of the Afrika Korps and
revel through the streets of Saigon shout-
ing "Sieg Heil" and chanting the Horst
Wessel song . . .
"Next jump from this little stronghold
of British colonial power is Ceylon and
Bombay; I hope to spend a month in
Baroda, Jaipur, New Delhi, and Ka.shmir,
and after that head for Nairobi in East
Africa. If the tse-tse fly (or still worse,
English cooking) doesn't get me, I ought
to be in Paris by September 1st and home
by early October.
"Watch for somebody closely resembling
Trader Horn, with a mahogany-colored
face, a tarry pigtail, and a rolling walk. In
the meanwhile, all my best, and please tell
Kappy (cryptic though it may sound) that
I wish I'd paid more attention to Winslow's
Geography back at the Candace Street
Grammar School. As it is, all I know now
about the principal exports of Malaya are
rubber, copra, and — er — ignoramuses like
myself. " ^
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Mrs. Albert E. Mulliken, acknowledging
Bill McCiirmick"s note of sympathy at her
husband's death, writes of her family.
Harry, the oldest son, is a Marine, serving
at Pearl Harbor, and wants to study lor'
estry later. John has finished his Freshman
year at Fort Lewis, a branch of Colorado
A. y M. College, but hopes to transfer to
Denver University and become a lawyer.
There are two daughters as well. Mrs.
Mulliken is teaching in the high school at
Frank E. Fahlquist spoke on "Geology
Applied to Engineering" before a Brown
geology seminar in May.
Surgery for April publishes a descrip-
tion of a new operative technique devel-
oped by Dr. Daniel V. Troppoli. His
method of repairing incisional hernia re-
duces fat dissection and operative time,
giving a firm repair of the hernia. In call-
ing this to our attention, Larry Lanpher
writes: "It really is something to have a
new technique accepted by the American
Medical Association, and this one has
brought Dan nationwide recognition." Dr.
Troppoli is currently secretary of the Provi-
dence Medical Association, serving under
Dr. Guy Wells "16.
Dwight Bartlett's son Harlan is headed
for Brown this fall. A former Exeter crew
man, the boy is also a nephew of Norman
Ballou of our class.
George H. Young has been elected
President of the New Bedford Bar Associa-
tion, following 10 years as Secretary. The
Standard Times commented that he "brings
to the presidency a genial and even dis-
position, as well as executive and legal abil-
ity." A member of the bar for 20 years,
he has been active in Inter-Church Coun-
cil and Community Chest efforts.
For the first time in many years Theo-
dore R. Jeffers missed the Commencement
festivities because he was attending the
National Convention of the American
Dental Trade Association in Banff in June.
As a member of the Association's Analysis
Committee he presented the important re-
port to the Convention as to the year's
business throughout the country in the
Noyes C. Stickney writes that he is
representative for the F. E. Compton Pub-
lishing Co. of Chicago. He is located at
1176 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth, N. H.
Donald Armstrong sends us his address
at R.F.D. 11, Box 21, Richmond 24, Va.
Don is working in the Government Cold
Storage Warehouse in Richmond. Offi-
cially, it's "War Department, Quartermas-
ter Market Center, Perishable Subsistence."
Gordon Ritchie, Jr., newly installed as
secretary of the Brown Club of Western
Pennsylvania, notes with some satisfaction
that his classmates, William A. Dyer and
Earle C. Drake, hold similar posts in the
Brown Clubs of Indiana and .Syracuse, re-
spectively. Gordon is agent for the Na-
tional Liberty Insurance Company of
America with offices at 820 Investment
Building, Pittsburgh 22, Penn.
Clarence C. Chaffee has been re-ap-
pointed assistant professor of physical edu-
cation at Williams College for a three year
Frank Ring, Staff Personnel Assistant of
Wm. Filene's Sons in Boston, came down
to Brown recently to give placement in-
formation to those interested in department
store management, merchandising, and pub-
Edson C. Lockwood and his family are
returning to Ceylon, according to the
Alumni y^ews at Mt. Hermon School,
where he has been head of the department
of mathematics for several years. "The
contribution to the .social and religious life
of Hermon made by Mr. and Mrs. Lock-
wood will always be a stimulating recollec-
tion to their many friends here," said the
W. Easton Louttit's collection of mate-
rial on the legend of the Wandering Jew
made an interesting feature story in a re-
cent Providence Sunday Journal.
Melvin Apple, who has been fighting a
losing battle with our mailing stencils,
writes to assure us that he is really living at
Who Paid for It?
► Typical of new activity through class
agencies was a letter sent to members of
1937 by William R. Hulbert, Jr., chairman
of the 10th reunion gift committee:
"Who paid for your education at
Brown?" he began. "Not you — at most
you paid only half the bill. The balance
came from the generous gifts of others who
had gone before. Now you and I have an
opportunity to participate in a plan to make
Brown a finer place for those who follow
us: The Housing and Development Pro-
gram will expand Brown's physical facilities
to a point deserved and required by the
University's top ranking educational posi-
Recognising the success of the Housing
campaign to be the most important goal of
the College today, the Class of 1937 has
decided to give no special 10th reunion
gift. Instead, "1937"s gift will be the sum
total of our contributions to the Building
Drive." Hulbert continued: "Except for
individual memorials (which you are free
to give), every cent donated will be credited
to our Class, and the housing-unit financed
by our combined contributions will become
a permanent memorial to Classmates killed
in the war."
Class rivalry showed in the announce-
ment that 1937 was well ahead of either
1936 or 1938. The showing was possible
because of the number of gifts of $100 or
more, since less than one-fifth of the Class
of '37 had pledged, Hulbert reported. He
asked for commitments by June "so that we
may announce at the reunion the size and
nature of the building unit to be given by
us." His slogan: "A gift to '37 is a gift
to Brown — a gift to Brown is a gift to '37."
Frank L. Milan has been named high
priest of the Pine Tree Royal Arch Chapter
of Masons in Stonington, Me.
Mahlon Meier writes that he is living
at 1812 G St. N.W., Washington, D. C.
and is counsel for the R.F.C.
Earl C. Wilson is an engineer for C. W.
Blakeslecy Sons in New Haven, Conn. He
is living there at 794 Townsend Ave.
Col. Charles H. Morhouse completed his
year of studies at Harvard in June, had
orders calling for a few months in Wash-
ington on special assignment, and then will
head for Randolph Field to serve on the
faculty of the School of Aviation Medicine.
When he received his Harvard degree of
Master of Public Health, Ty acted as
marshal for his School in the Commence-
Events Betteeen the Walls
► ► A MEMBER of the class of 1919, a man with a good classical and Classical
background, read with interest the announcement from the Providence Brown Club
that it would hold its annual outing at the Wannamoisett on May 22. He also
noted that Westcott Moulton would talk on "Intermural Sports."
The alumnus wrote: "According to my Century Unabridged, while Intramural
sports relate to contests within walls, Intermural sports concern events between
walls. This should accordingly be both a unique and interesting discourse. Among
Intermural events which offhand occur to me are:
"1. Shadow-casting. 2. Loss of face. 3. Outpointing. 4. Who cast the first
brick? 5. Intercoping. 6. Coursing. 7. Mortarfication. 8. Footing. 9. Archery."
In replying, we told him his letter had left us "wall-eyed." And, although inno-
cent of the announcement, we did hope the Club did a good vallum of business.
In conclusion, we told the feller to go to Walla Walla. ^
82 Rock St., Whitman, Mass. He adds
that he is presently engaged as Industrial
Engineer for the National Chair of Whit-
Llewellyn B. Van Doren sends a new
address at 108 Glenbrook Rd., Morris
Plains, N. J.
Two members of the class are currently
on the faculty of the Associated Colleges of
Upper New York. Frank B. Mitchell, who
took his A.M. in 1926, is an associate pro-
fessor of modern languages at Champlain
College, Plattsburg. Isaak D. Orleans is
an assistant professor of English at Samp-
son College, near Geneva, N. Y.
Edward C. Muhlhausen was nominated
in May as a candidate for School Trustee
in Hartsdale, N. Y. Mr. Muhlhausen is a
member of the Empire Trust Co. of New
York and has been active in civic affairs in
Stanley Hunt, Lt. Comdr. in the Navy
during World War II, has opened an of-
fice for consultation on personnel and labor
problems in Worcester, Mass.
Paul A. Williams is teaching in the
Brookline High School, Brookline, Mass.
His address is 82 Bound Brook Rd., New-
ton Hills, Mass.
Theodore Hunt is minister of music in
the Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ind.
Edmund Leeds, Jr., is northern repre-
sentative for the W. R. C. Smith Publish-
ing Co. He can be reached at 5 Everett St.,
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Horace F. Altman is housing manage-
ment adviser for the Federal Public Hous-
ing Authonty in Boston. His address is
Argilla Rd., Ipswich, Mass.
We learn that Dr. James H. Peers is
with the Division of Pathology of the Na-
tional Institute of Health at Bethesda, Md.
Philip Jordan is manager of the Four
Flags Hotel in Los Angeles. Cal.
Elon Notley, living at 434 N. 20th St.,
Phoenix, Ariz., is an adjuster for the Aetna
Co. in Phoeni.x.
Charles H. Stickel has a new address:
Box No. 427, Manassas, Va.
Wcndell S. Fielding is the new chair-
man of the Pittsfield Section of the Amer-
ican Institute of Electrical Engineers, tak-
ing office June !. He is administrative as-
sistant in the Power Transformer Engineer-
ing Division, General Electric Company,
and has been with GE since graduation.
His first assignments were to tests in Lynn,
Schenectady, and Pittsfield; then in the
Motor Engineering Section, in the High
Voltage lab. For 17 years he served in the
Personnel Division, being put in charge of
technical placements until promotion to
his present post. I. H. Gamwell '96 was
R. Allan Johnston writes us that he was
discharged from the Air Corps and is now
teaching English and Biology at Hopkins
Grammar School, New Haven, Conn, He
expects to take his M.A. degree from Yale
William Kraemer is with the Motor Sales
Co., Bel Air, Md.
Roy F. Nelson is director of grease re-
search for the Texas Co. He is living in
Port Arthur at 3 207 13th St.
John C. Aisthorpe is merchandise man-
ager for Sears Roebuck (^ Co. in Memphis,
Tenn. His home address there is 649 Uni-
Alan P. Fort is living at 6 Devon Rd.,
Noroton Heights, Darien, Conn. He is
working in New York City as manager of
statistics and research for the S-M New<
Thornton W. Trimble is auditor for the
S. H. Kress y Co. in New York. His ad-
dress: 77-12 3 5th Ave., Jackson Heights,
Fred H. Van Duyn is district manager
for Near's Food Co., Inc. in Shelby, N. C.
He is living there at 706 Blanton St.
Wesley Martin is president of the Mar-
tin Motor Sales Co. in Fenton, Mich.
Merritt Seymour is engineer and office
manager for the J. J. White Mfg. Co., in
Providence. His home is at 3129 Paw-
tucket Ave., Riverside 15, R. I.
Ralph Fulton is an engineer for the
U. S. Rubber Co. in New York City. He
address: 181 Meadow St., Naugatuck,
John McGeeney, who was with the
Columbia University Division of War Re-
search, is now with the N. Y. Telephone
Co. He is living at 113 Vanderbilt Rd.,
Manhasset, N. Y.
John G. Dow is living at 195 River Rd.,
Grand-View-on-Hudson, N. Y. He is
working in New York City with the Stand-
ard Foods Co,
John A. Taylor is senior field representa-
tive for the New Jersey Department of
Economic Development. He can be reached
at Box 17, Titusville, N. J.
Lewis Wilson is secretary of the Wilson
6? English Construction Co. in New York
City. He is living in New Rochellc, N. Y.,
at 46 Fifth Ave.
Photo courtesy, Broadcasting
Phone Call from Miami
> When the 1922 reunion was
at its height in Sakonnet Saturday
evening, June 14, there was a phone
call from Miami, Fla. "This is Mrs.
Norman MacKay," said a voice.
Norman MacKay '22, Florida ra-
dio executive, had been killed only a
few weeks before in the Maryland
plane crash. And his widow wanted
to tell the class how much Norman
had counted on attending the 2Tth
reunion. She wanted to send her
greeting to them all.
"That took grit," said one of the
group when the message was shared.
New address lor Clinton Sweet: 2?4
North Broadway, Yonkers, N. Y.
Just back from Bombay, Walter Shackle-
ton checked in at Washington in May. In
India for OWI, he was in charge of the
U. S. Information Service. One incident
was the riot of several hundred Indians out-
side his agency's library in February, 1946,
when an American flag was burned. Shac-
kleton is reported to be hopeful of return-
ing to India for the State Department.
H. Clinton Owen has recently been
named administrative assistant to Mayor
Dennis J, Roberts of Providence. Owen
previously was manager of the Union Mu-
tual Life Insurance Co, here.
The Very Rev. Duncan Fraser has re-
signed as dean of the Cathedral of St. John
in Providence and has accepted the pas-
torate of Christ Church in Cooperstown,
Julian L. Solinger has been promoted
from a.ssistant professor to associate pro-
fessor of biology at Simmons College in
Holdswfirth G. Minnigerode is now con-
sul to the American Consulate at Karachi,
Richard A. Chase is now overseas as
an army librarian. His prsent address is
MARBO Library Depot Hq., APO 246,
San Francisco, Cal,
George D. Eggleston, president of the
Triple Cities Builders Supply Co., can be
addressed at P.O. Box 1031, Binghampton,
Charles R. Consodine will continue this
fall as teacher and coach at the Newton
High School, Newtonville, Mass.
John F. Fellows is with the American
Cyanamid Co. in New York City.
Dave Jacobs is living at 126 Elm St.,
Woodmere, Long Island, and is practicing
law with Finke, Jacobs, and Hirsch in New
Paul Bonynge, Jr., is assistant treasurer
of the Bankers Trust Co. in New York
City. He is living at 1 Grace Court, Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
Samuel Levy is an attorney in Philadel-
phia with the firm of Wolf, Black, Schorr,
S" Solis-Cohen. He is living at 415 Shoe-
maker Rd., Elkins Park, Pa.
Alexander Buchmann is in the invest-
ing business in Santa Monica, Cal. His
address: Sovereign Apts., Santa Monica,
Sanford Friedman, who was a major in
the Air Corps, is now an executive with
the Hecht Co. in Washington, D. C.
Dr. Louis Pomiansky is practicing den-
tistry at 93 Eddy St. in Providence.
William Pardee is title man with the At-
lantic Refining Co. in Dallas. Texas. His
address is 3 549 Haynie, Dallas 5, Texas.
Some current addresses: John S. Brook-
field, 331 State St., Grove City. Pa.; John
L. Frank, 171 Walnut St., Lynbrook,
N, Y.; Frederick B. Agard, 408 N, Caynga
St., Ithaca. N. Y.; Francis Plumb, 161 Rut-
land Rd., Glen Rock, N. J.; Dr. Irving
Barnes, 21 W. Concord St., Dover, N. H.;
Richard D. Heins, 43 Webster St., Mal-
verne. Long Island, N. Y.; Harry Lynch,
375 Riverside Drive, New York, N. Y,
Morrison Sharp writes that he is associ-
ate professor of the Social Sciences and
head of the department at Northland Col-
lege, in Ashland, Wis.
Claude Belknap, with the R. I. Hospital
Trust Co. as assistant trust officer, is living
in Rumford at 129 Center St.
Bill Cavanagh is managing a restaurant
in Atlanta, Ga.
John Hinrichs is located in Watcrbury,
Conn., where he is district manager for
the Mack Motor Truck Co. He adds that
he is now building a new home in Middle-
Bradford Clark is a bacteriologist for
the Water Purification Plant at Scituate,
R. I. His home address is 1745 Westmin-
ster St., Providence.
Walter Gaw writes that he is assistant
professor at the School of Business Admin-
istration of the College of the City of New
York and also research associate of the
Committee on Consumer Relations in Ad-
vertising. His home is at P.O. Box 580,
Bayvillc, Long Island.
We learn that Major John P. Dickson,
USMCR, is expected to return to the States
in the near future.
George E. Hummel, Jr., president of the
David Hummel Building Co., writes us
from 3112 Victoria Boulevard, Cincinnati.
Myron Smith is doing sales promoting
for the Rhode Island Ice Co. His home is
in Providence at 22 Savoy St.
Pemberton L. Killeen is a geologist with
the U. S. Geological Survey in Washing-
ton, D. C. He is living at 5601 5th St.
South, Arlington, Va.
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Harold Cole is an attorney in the ofEce
of Alley, Cole, Grimes y Friedman in New
York City. His address: 1088 Park Ave.,
New York, N. Y.
Joseph O'Connell, Jr., is living at 41
Intervale Rd., Providence. He is president
and treasurer of a local woolen mill.
Emil Balzerini writes that he is with the
Prudential Life Insurance Co. as assistant
manager in Jersey City. His home address;
2020 West St., Union City, N. J.
Dr. E. Kenneth Carpenter is associate
professor and head of the Psychology de-
partment at the University of Massachusetts
at Fort Devens.
Frank Snow, Jr., is assistant manager of
export sales for the Anaconda Wire 6'
Cable Co. in New York City.
J. B. Cauvet writes that he is managing
the California Hotel in Santa Monica,
Some "29 addresses: Philip A. White,
River Park Apts. No. 4C, White Plains,
N. Y.; John Abbott, 902 Summit Ave.,
Westfield, N. J.; James Archibald, Jr., 1501
Mahantongo St., Pottsville, Pa.; Roswell
Burchard, Jr., 3066 Porter St., N.W.,
Washington, D. C; A. Michael Basile, 350
W. 25th St., Apt. 2D, New York 1, N. Y.;
Byron Romero, Arlington, Vt.; R. P. Ster-
ritt, c/o Montgomery Ward & Co., 13th
St. y 7th Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa.
When Bruce Bigelow took his whirl
through the United States he picked up
some vagrant information about the mem-
bers of the Class of 1930. For instance,
while we knew that Don Flynn was busy
and active in Kansas City, we did not know
that Sam Henry had decided to go out
there to make it his headquarters.
In St. Louis Johnny Mosby and Rod
Meyer attended the St. Louis functions so
that the Class of 1930 was well represented.
Another bit of news bobbed up in the
fact that Norman McCabe is head of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation in In-
diana. These data were missing from our
files until the Bigelow's visitation to In-
dianapolis brought them to light. We are
glad to see that Charlie Menges, the able
illustrator, and Freddy Crescitelli, the
equally able scientist, both appeared at the
Los Angeles meeting, which indicates there
is a little life still left in the Class of 1930.
Another comment buried in the Alumni
News last month was that Johnny McFad-
den is apparently developing into an after
dinner speaker in that he was supposed to
be the "piece de resistance" at the Girl
Scout Banquet in Evanston, but unfor-
tunately he had the "flu".
Phil Lingham's father has been seriously
ill at the New England Baptist Hospital.
Phil reports he is as busy as a one-armed
paper hanger down at the Westinghouse
Manufacturing Company, Nuttall plant, in
Alden Walls is now headman with the
Manton Mills of the American Woolen Co.
at 993 Manton Ave., Providence. He was
promoted from his work for the same com-
pany at its National and Providence Wor-
Bradford C. Jones is geologist for the
Union Oil Co. He is living at 1519 W.
59th St., Los Angeles 44, Cal.
Galen Hall is practicing law with the
firm of Brady ^ Daly in Newark, N. J. His
home is at 135 Hillside Ave., Glen Ridge,
Ray Ely is manager of the New England
Tel. y Tel. Co. in Quincy, Mass.
Joe Coleman is with the Maiden Form
Brassiere Co. in New York City. His ad-
dress is 5051 Iselin Ave., New York 63,
Laurence Reid writes that he is man-
ager of the Art Jewelry Co. in Plymouth,
Mass. His home is at School St., Kingston,
Milton Kingsley is with the Providence
Lithograph Co. and is living in Cranston
at 84 Colonial Ave.
John J. Green is sales engineer for the
Arizona Steel Building Supply Co. in Tuc-
son, Arizona. His home is at 444 East
Kelso St., Tucson, Ariz.
Paul Wicks is living at 10 Austin Ave.,
Albany, N. Y. He tells us he is produc-
tion superintendent for the National
Bakery Division of the A 6? P Tea Co.
Jack Kellman writes he is vice-president
and sales manager of the Natco Inc. in
New York City. His home address is 160
W. 87th St., New York, N. Y.
Other "31 addresses: John Also, 112
North San Pedro St., Los Angeles, Cal.;
John Gillies, 1562 33d St., N.W., Wash-
ington, D. C; Joseph Coleman, Bayville,
N.Y.; William Hardy, 6 Walk St., Lacey
Park, Hattshoro, Pa.; Sam Flora, 1001 S.
Oakland St., Pasadena, Cal.; Maurice
Bragg, 117 Hope St., Providence, R. I.;
Robert Robertson, Tepee Lodge, Big Horn,
Wyo.; Wilbur Frost, 308 Lyman Bldg.,
C. Hollister Ludd, Jr., writes us that
NORMAN R. SINGLETON '34: As
Direct Mail Manager of Maey's,
New York, he points wilii pride to
the store-wide spring circular, the
largest ever published, mailed to
300,000 customers. He handles
all magazine ads, catalogues, cir-
culars, daily handbills, etc., hav-
ing been in his present post since
October. Sparks, Macy house
organ which kindly provided the
photo above, gave these personal
highlights: "Born on Friday the
13th, 1913, without superstitions;
spoke Welsh, Lancashire, Irish and
Connecticut Yankee dialects at an
earlv age; main ambition is to visit
England, specifically Ostletwistle,
to see if it's really there."
he is president of Expeditions Unlimited
in Summerville, S. C.
James Roe is working as Internal Reve-
nue Agent for the Treasury Department
in Providence. He is living in Taunton,
Mass., at 56 Prospect St.
Frank Rook is assistant national adver-
tising manager for The Providence Jour-
nal Co. His home is at 33 Hazelwood St.,
Cranston, R. I.
Albert Barden, Jr., is chairman of the
department of zoology and instructor in
zoology at the University of Maine.
John Caulkins is with the Swiss Bank
Corporation in New York City. His mail-
ing address is 333 East 53d St., New York,
Henri Beziat is immigrant inspector with
the Immigration (f Naturalization Service
in Galveston, Texas. His home is at 5317
Borden Ave., Galveston, Tex.
Some current addresses: David Salmon,
Shelton Hotel, Lexington Ave. y 49th St.,
New York, N. Y.; David Lider, North-
ville, N. Y.: Dr. E. J. Mulligan, 5600 Hart-
ford Rd., Baltimore, Md.
Of Gordon Pyper"s work as director of
admissions at Mt. Hermon School, the
Alumni News said in June: "Practically
every vacancy for the Fall term is filled;
but stacks of applications still stand in Mr.
Pyper's fifes. We think that Mr. Pyper,
assisted by Mr. McVeigh, has done a won-
derful job. These two men, snowed under
by an impossible load of work, still smile
and quite adequately get the job done."
Harry R. Chernock, Senior Attorney
with the Federal Security Agency, is also
teaching the course in Trusts at the Na-
tional University School of Law, Wash-
ington, D. C. After three years in the Navy
as a Lt., Harry is living with his family at
2703 8th St., South, Arlington, Va. There
are two children — Joan, 3'/2, and Stephen,
Dr. Ezekiel Limmer has been out of the
Army for a year (he was a Capt., AUS).
Since then, he has been with the War As-
sets Administration in Washington as Chief
of its Management Section. He received
his Ph.D. in economics at American Uni-
versity in. 1942.
H. F. Newkirk sends us a new address
at 7639 W. Clarke St., Wauwatosa 13,
Wis, He's in real estate.
Dr. Newell R. Kelley has withdrawn
from general practice and has accepted a
full time position with the medical depart-
ment of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insur-
ance Co. in Hartford.
Charles Swartz is running for a position
on the Taunton School Committee.
We hear that F. Jackson Hauser is en-
gaged in a business of his own in Bermuda.
Thomas F. Gilbane is president of the
R. I. Chapter of the Associated Contractors
Preston D. Mitchell sends a new address
at 25280 Shore View Drive, Euclid 23,
Thomas G. Webber is a chemist in the
Deepwater, N. J., laboratory of the Du-
pont Co. He is living, with his wife and
two children, at 8 So. Monroe Ave.,
Wenonah, N. J.
Alan Hovey writes that he is the owner
of Hovey's Beach and Lodges in Newport,
Vt. He adds that during the winter he is
a coach and teacher in Newport Center, Vt.
Al Hiorns tells us to drop the military
title and describes himself as back on the
job as Production Manager of WAAB in
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Worcester. Al was two years in the Navy
and served as a Radar Operator.
Dr. Arnold Newcomb has his practice
in Berkley, Mich.
Edward Taylor is an electrical engi-
neer at the U. S. Naval Shipyard in Brook-
lyn. He is living at 23 1 Foster Ave., Val-
ley Stream, N. Y.
Arthur Brown is with the Liberty Mu-
tual Insurance Co. in Philadelphia. His
home address is 1318 Edge Hill Road,
Lansdownc Park, Darby, Pa.
Charles J. Schiele, Jr., is living at 60
Granvie Drive, Belleville, 111.
Dr. Robert Van Wart is practicing os-
teopathy in Winthrop, Me.
Jack Crusoe is a salesman for the Mack
Truck Co. in Providence. Jack lives in
Greenwood, R. I., at 93 Myrtle Ave.
Richard Bujzell is with Barrington As-
sociate, Inc. in New York City and lives
there at 86 W. 12th St.
Herbert Simpson writes that he was re-
leased from the Army with the rank of
Captain in January, 1946, and is now
office manager for the Airlines Negotiating
Committee in New York City.
William A. Semmes is sales manager fur
the Eastman Motors, Inc. in Stamford,
John M. Wilson is Director of Employee
Relatiorks for the United Fuel Gas Co. in
Charleston, W. Va.
J. Stewart Rigby is a field dealer for
the Wear-Ever Aluminum Co. in Mont-
Edward H. Quillan is living at R.F.D.
2, East Greenwich, R. I.
Henry Holland, with John N. Holland
6^" Co. in New York, is living at 27 Bel-
vedere Place, Yonkers, N. Y.
Charles G. Quinn is an army officer, sta-
tioned at the New York Port of Embarca-
tion. His home address: 125 Seaman Ave.,
New York, N. Y.
George H. Stauifer is treasurer of the
Crown Oil y Wax Co. in Frederick, Md.
Bernard Spector is teaching in the Fill-
more Union High School, Fillmore, Calif.
F. J. Keefer is a salesman for the Chase
Brass and Copper Co. in Rochester, N. Y.
He is living at 71 Fuller Ave., Webster,
Harry Jackson has been elected vice-
president and director of G. H. Jackson
Co., a general insurance brokerage in New
Ben Holmes is working for the Provi-
dence Journal Co. as copy editor in the
news room. His home is at 81/2 Pratt St.,
Providence, R. I.
Harry Kurtz, Jr., writes that he is man-
ager of the United Command Sales Co. at
934 S. Maple St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Kenneth Hampson is a lecturer in in-
dustrial management at Hofstra College in
Hempstead, N. Y.
Alan DeWitt is now assistant depart-
ment head of the Montgomery Ward Co.
in Albany, N. Y. His address is R.F.D.
No. 1, Rensselaer, N. Y.
Richard Millard notifies us that he is
assistant buyer of piece goods for the
Jordan, Marsh Co. in Boston. He is living
at 239 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.
New addresses: Randolph C. Rounds,
Box 1084, North Attleboro, Mass.; John
Pennell, 97 North St., Hamden, Conn.
Walter Gager, D.D.S., is practicing
dentistry at 506 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los
THE MAIN WHO GAVE Andrews House was honored at Coninienrenient,
with Chaplain Washburn and Dr. Wriston taking part in the exercises.
(Story on page 9.)
James MacKintosh writes he is assistant
supervisor of the Travelers Insurance Com-
pany Agency Field Service. He is living
at 130 Maple St., Wethersfield, Conn.
George R. Payne, no longer Lt., USNR,
is now at 1845 Stewart Ave., New Hyde
Park, N. Y.
Edward S. Jones, 2nd, is a member of
the firm of Jones ii Dane (Earle B. Dane,
Jr., '41) engaged in export-import trade
with China. The partners saw much mili-
tary service there during the war.
Jerome M. Herman is completing his first
year on the staff of the Personnel Service,
Veterans Administration Branch No. 1,
in Boston, although living in Providence
still, at 21 Duncan Ave. His post followed
naturally his last work in military service:
he was vocational adviser at Camp Ed-
wards Convalescent Hospital until Feb. 23,
1946. Mr. and Mrs. Herman (she was
Rosalind Rakusin) are the proud parents
of year-old twins — Harriet Leslie and
Sheila Carol, born May 7, 1946,
Dr. Harold L. Dean of the English fac-
ulty at Marietta College in Ohio will be
promoted from instructor to assistant pro-
fessor, effective Sept. 1. This Vermonter
received his Ph.D. at Brown in 1943 before
Elbridge Taylor is an inspector for the
Western Electric Co. in Haverhill, Mass.
Herbert Molden can be reached at 233
Summer St., New Bedford, Mass.
George Farrell is working for the Boston
Herald-Traveler and is living in Wellesley
William Thrall writes he is a special
agent for the Republic Insurance Co. in
New York. His home address is 18 Ged-
ney Park Drive, White Plains, N. Y.
John Given, Jr., retired from business,
is now living in New York at the Park Cen-
L. Richard Fried is in the import-export
line with Eciraex Co., Inc., in New York
City. He lives at the Sagamore Farm,
Harold Sauers is vice-president of the
Wico Electric Co. in West Springfield,
Mass. His home is in Suffield, Conn.
York A. King, Jr., sends us a new ad-
dress: 156 N. 22nd St., Philadelphia, Pa.
We hear that Robert Arnott is now in
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Caesar M. Danesi is sales engineer for
the Griscom Russell Co. in Chicago. A
card gives us his home address at 4461
Franklin Ave., Western Springs, 111.
Richard Millard writes that he is living
at 239 Beacon St. in Boston, where he is
an assistant buyer for Jordan Marsh Co.
Dr. Walter C. Lobitz, Jr., is on the staff
of the Hitchcock Clinic in Hanover, N. H.,
and also instructs in dermatology and
syphilology at the Dartmouth Medical
Edwin B. Brown has left the Rhode
Island School of Design and is now at
Alfred University, Alfred, N. Y.
Nestor W. Wawro, M.D., is practicing
in Hartford, Conn.
Gordon Carr is sales manager for the
E. A. Erickson Monumental Works in
Quincy, Mass. His home address: 9 Ryden
St. in Quincy.
Louis Hand is doing design engineering
for the Thurston Mfg. Co. in Providence.
Warren J. Green writes he is director of
student activities at Sampson College,
Sampson, N. Y.
Alexander Resko, Jr., is doing produc-
tion management work with the Viscose
Corporation of America in Lewistown, Pa.
Eugene O. Swayne sends us his address
as Route 1, McHenry, III.
We learn that Rev. Harold A. Carlson
was a chaplain and is now pastor of the
Covenant Church in Garney, Cal.
Rev. Knight W. Dunkerley has been
Chaplain and Master at the Hoosac School,
Hoosick, N. Y. since last September.
The sympathy of the class is extended to
Mr. and Mrs. D. Gerald Ferry, whose five
year old son, Thomas Hand Ferry, was
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killed hy a milk truck in front of the Ferry
home in May. The family lives at R.F.D.
No. I, Wyckoff, N. J.
Simon England, Jr., has been named
head of the mercantile section of the Pitts-
field, Mass., YMCA World Youth Fund
Dr. William Loebcnstcin is working in
Washington with the Bureau of Standards
and can be reached at 4108 Ingomar St.,
Washington 15, D. C.
Ralph Walker is a men's clothes buyer
for the G. Fox 6? Co. Department Store in
Hartford, Conn. His address: 6? Flagg
Rd , West Hartford, Conn.
Tom Carberry writes us from the Canal
Zone where he is chief of the personnel
.section of the Special Engineering Divi-
sion of the Panama Canal. His address:
Box 1211, Diablo Heights, Canal Zone.
Donald W. Moores is working for the
Internal Revenue Bureau in Newark, N. J.
as U. S. Storekeeper and Gauger of the
alcohol tax unit. He is living at 1 Franklin
St., Penns Grove, N. J.
Vincent Reade, Jr., is assistant operating
manager for the Whitehead Metal Products
Co in New York City. He is living at
81 Walgrove Ave., Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.
Some recent addresses: Warren Groce,
Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co., 10 South
LaSalle St., Chicago 3, 111.; James Staniels.
R.F.D. No. 1, Laconia, N. H.; Robert
Loeb, Jr., Pegasus Books Inc., 185 No
Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111.: Robert Silton.
21 Rye Road, Rye, N. Y.: Richard Hill,
48 Franklin Square, New Britain, Conn.
Raymond Miller is research engineer for
the Federal Products Co. in Providence.
William Wentworth is maintenance su-
pervisor for the Yellow Cab Co. in Provi-
Gordon Salmonsen is general manager of
the Wiehl Nash, Inc. in Bridgeport, Conn,
His home address is 269 Puritan Rd., Fair-
Howard Low is with the New York
Trust Co. in New York City and is living
in Yonkers at 563 South Broadway.
Tilden B. Mason directed a recent pro-
duction of "The Late George Apley,"
put on by "The Players" in Providence.
Mr. Mason is research assistant for the R. I.
Public Expenditure Council.
The parishioners of Christ Church,
Providence, honored their rector, Rev.
Genio Scaringi, at a reception in May.
They presented him a communion set for
The Time of Mghl
► You CAN NOW LEARN the "time
of night" after dark on the Brown
campus. Since early February the
clock on Wilson Hall has been il-
luminated, much to general satisfac-
tion. Although provision for illum-
ination was made in the original in-
stallation, no use of the lighting
seems to have been made until Super-
intendent Davenport explored the
Insight for Magnolia
► The first electron microscope
in Texas, of the most powerful type
in the world, is being used by Dr.
Paul Reichertz of Dallas, senior
physicist of the Magnolia Petroleum
Co. who received his Ph.D. from
Brown in 1943 and helped develop
wartime radar. The instrument. 50
times as powerful as the best optical
microscope, permits the scientist to
get pictures of tiny objects magni-
fied 100,000 times.
The particles of matter studied by
Dr. Reichertz are so tiny that if
they were ranged in single file it
would take 2^ million of them to
form a line an inch long. Yet study
and classification of them will mean
billions of dollars to Texas' greatest
industry, says the Dallas Daily
use in sick calls. Mr. Scaringi is also a
member of the staff of chaplains for the
Rhode Island State Institutions.
Rev. Albert W. Low was recently or-
dained to the Catholic priesthood in Bos-
ton. Fr. Low celebrated his first Mass at
St. Joseph's Church in Lynn on May 11.
Dr. Abraham Binder has announced the
opening of his office in Lynn, Mass. Dr.
Binder will be specializing in diseases of
Dr. Samuel Bojar, who was with the
Army Medical Corps for three years, is
now a member of the resident staff of the
Boston Psychopathic Hospital.
William George writes to tell us of the
birth of his first child, William E. George,
and to announce a change of address to
9 Ashton St., Pawtucket.
Conrad Green is an architect in the
office of Albert Harkness in Providence.
He is living at 109 Wilson Ave., Rumford.
Dr. Robert W. Wilson is working with
the Veterans Administration in Maine as
medical rating specialist. His address:
73 Winthrop St., Augusta, Me.
Louis Novak, Lt. Comdr. in the U.S.M.S.
Medical Corps, is now in San Francisco.
New addresses: Albert Dykes, 49 Fair-
way Lane, Manhasset. L. I., N. Y. Fred-
erick May. 6 Williams Terrace, Bellows
Falls, Vt.: Dr. Frank Ziobrowski, Health
Service, University of Michigan, 207
Fletcher Ave., Ann Arbor. Dr. B. B. Mon-
gillo, 574 Angell St., Providence.
Stewart Anderson lectured recently at
the Boston Public Library on "15,000
Miles in a Modern Covered Wagon", an
account of a camping trip covering 30
states, three Canadian provinces, and part
Dr. Clarence D. Hawkes is now prac-
ticing neurological surgery in Memphis,
Tenn. He is also an Assistant in Neuro-
surgery and Neurology in the University
of Tennessee Medical School. His address:
Forrest Park Hotel, 22 North Manassas,
Lt. Comdr. Leon Eisman, USNR, has
been recalled to active duty and is with the
Epidemiology Unit No. 24, N.O.B., Nor-
The last address we can find for Fred-
erick Adams is 7320 Austin St., Forest
Hill, N. Y.
Pfc. Ed Siegmann is a patient in the
Murphy General Hospital, Waltham, Mass.
Ed, who was wounded in the December of
1944, expects to be discharged and back in
New York hy fall.
Dr. Minot Fryer is practicing in St.
Louis. His home address; 5000 Waterman
Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Bill Griffin is teaching at the Stoning-
ton High School, Stonington, Conn. He
is living at 183 West Broad St., Westerly,
George Munde is living at 407 Dakota
St., Norman, Okla.
Jim Maiden, lormerly an Army captain,
is now at the Glen Cove (N. Y.) High
School where he is an instructor in history
and coach of the soccer and golf teams. He
has two daughters, Virginia and Elizabeth,
both of whom have red hair like their
father. Address; 116 Forest Avenue.
Richard Frcund is in the real estate busi-
ness in Detroit. He is living there at the
Book Cadillac Hotel.
George Kuhn is field service representa-
tive for The Travelers Insurance Co. in
Peoria, 111. George is living in Peoria, at
214 N. Frink St
Theodore Bedrick is instructor of
Classics at the University of Illinois.
William Heyer is living at 74 Harrison
St., Verona, N. J.
Harold Bright is registrar of the San
Angelo College in San Angelo, Texas.
Irving Williams is teaching at the Mt.
Kisco (N. Y.) high school.
Bob Johnson, sales manager fur the
Casey Folson Co. in Hartford, has been ap-
pointed that organization's local contact
man in the wholesale distribution of auto-
Robert Noon is working as public rela-
tions organizer for various Massachusetts
and Rhode Island charities. He is living
at 10 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass.
Milo Welch is manager of the House-
hold Finance Corp. in Boston. His home
is at 50 Stedman St., Quincy, Mass.
Allen Krause is an attorney-at-law in
Joseph Navas is with the Hammel-Dahl
Co. in Providence and lives at 2 Spencer
Drive, Wickford, R. I.
Some new addresses: Leslie Joyner, Wex-
ford, Pa.; Bob Macdonald. 621 Massa-
chusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Nathan Coleman is practicing medi-
cine in Mattapan, Mass. The Colemans
are living at 23 5 Reedsdale Rd., Milton,
Richard Emery is assistant operations
manager for the Isthmian Steamship Co. in
New York. His home address is at 1225
Gordon Walls is living at 131 School
St.. Lebanon, N. H. He is with the Amer-
ican Woolen Co. in Lebanon.
Harry Snellenburg is owner of the
Henny Penny Farm, Ivyland, Bucks
Harlan Paine, out of the service after
four years as a Coast Guard Lt., is now an
administrative interne at the Mass. General
Hospital. He writes that he is now com-
pleting his studies for the degree of Mas-
ter of Hospital Administration from
Don Daniels, discharged last March
from the Army Air Forces as Captain, re-
cently announced the formation of the
Canner-Danicls Insurance Agency in Bos-
Dave McGovern was toastmaster for the
47th annual dinner of the Friendly Sons
of St. Patrick, held in Providence this
March. Dave has the distinction of being
the youngest man ever selected as toast-
master for this occasion.
Walter Davol writes us that he is to
open a new office of the Aetna Casualty
and Surety Co. in Syracuse, N. Y., this
Norman Watson is with the Defense
Plants Division of the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation in Providence.
Edmond Schiller is living at 75 Arling-
ton Ave. in Caldwell, N. J., and is appli-
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
cation engineer in the Crocker-Wheeler
Electric Mfg. Co. in Ampere, N. J.
Bill Baker is vice-president in the Baker
Chevrolet Co. in Taunton.
We learn that Jerome Goldsmith is liv-
ing at 6026 Earnest Ave. in Los Angeles.
Joe Tausch is operating the Larchmont
Lamp Studios in Larchmont, N. Y.
Oliver Hayes is patent attorney for the
Polaroid Corp. in Cambridge, Mass.
John D. Powell is in Tacoma, Washing-
Bob Anderson, who now has two daugh-
ters, is living in Bermuda. His address:
Spruce Cottage, Smith's Parish.
Charles Walz is sales representative for
the Stephen Whitman y Son Co. in New
York City. He is living in Plainfield, N. J.,
at 720 Hobart Ave.
Tom O'Keefe is a Kresge manager in
Washington, D. C. — S. S. Kresge Co., that
Russell Smith is now at the English
Dept. of Cleveland College, Cleveland,
Hugh Wallace is working as analyst
with The California Bank in Los Angeles.
He is living at 1845 Hope St. in South
We have received this address for Henry
T. Van Dyke: 12700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure
Island, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Arthur Crowlet writes he is with the
Keystone Readers Service, Inc. in Phila-
delphia as manager of the magazine sub-
scription agency. His home is at 11 36
Madison Ave., Prospect Park, Penn.
Ed Fearncy is instructor of architecture
at the University of Florida in Gainville,
Jim Henry's address comes to us as 214
Boulevard, Scarsdale, N. Y.
Lt. (j.g.) James Bugg, USN, is at the
Naval School (Elect. Mat'l.), W.O.R.E.S.
No. 26, Naval Research Lab., Washington,
We hear that Tom Kennedy is living in
Blackstone, Mass. and working in Boston.
Bill Hickey is cost accountant for the
U. S. Navy Dept. in Silver Spring, Md.
His home address is 4324 Kentbury Drive,
D. Stuart Campbell writes he is restaura-
teur with the Cape Cod Cottages Inc. in
Dr. Jay D. Mann is on the staff of the
Albany Hospital, Albany, N. Y.
Ernest Beck is working in the legal de-
partment of DuPont in Wilmington, Del.
His home address is 14 B Corhin Court,
Frank Fletcher writes he is a teaching
fellow at the University of Michigan.
James Frazer is with the Guaranty Trust
Co. in New York. He is living at 15 Chest-
nut St., Garden City, L. I., N. Y.
Dr. Charles Cashman is chief of the
paraplegia section of the Gushing Veterans
Administration Hospital at Framingham,
Dick Holt is city manager of Northeast
Airlines, Inc. in New Bedford.
Dr. Freeman D. Love is practicing medi-
cine in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Jim MacNeill is now living at 7307
Elbow Lane, Philadelphia.
Why She Needed to Know
y "Which is the biggest elm tree
on the Brown campus?" A woman
wanted to know and came into Uni-
versity Hall on Commencement Day
in an effort to find out. It was one
question none of the staff, for all its
varied experience, had ever been
asked, and the inquirer would take
no guesses for an answer. Several
likely trees among the older elms
were pointed out, but she repeated,
"Which is the largest?"
"Do you need to know today? '
parleyed one of the secretaries.
"I certainly do," was the response.
"I must find the biggest elm. My
husband told me to meet him under
Arnold Noble has been appointed plant
manager for Arnold, Hoffman y Co.'s new
southern plant at Charlotte, N. C. Arnold
has obtained his manufacturing experience
at the company's Anchor Division in
Dighton, Mass., in all control laboratories
and production departments.
Roderick M. Chisholm has been made
assistant professor of philosophy at Brown.
Dr. Chisholm comes to us from the faculty
of the University of Pennsylvania and dur-
ing the war served as an officer clinical
Myles Grover announces a change of
address to 23 Prospect St., East Orange,
N. J. (building 6, Apt 1-A).
George H. Springer is in Dayton, Ohio,
where he is assistant professor of Geology
at the University of Dayton.
Phil Myers is studying for a Master of
Education degree at Springfield (Mass.)
Richard Earle's address is 3301 Austin
Ave., Waco, Texas. He is partner in the
Clement Grain Co. there.
Gabriel Geuer writes he is chemist in
the Development Laboratory of the Nor-
wich (N. Y.) Pharmacal Co.
Bill Michael is living at 60 Malhonc Rd.
Samuel Strong is at Carleton College in
More and more we see the work of
Alan Fontaine in the topflight magazines.
As a photographer he works in the fashion
field, often in color, with a further flair
for still life, illustration, montage, and ex-
perimentals. His studio is at 135 East 40th
St., New York 16. Still single, he told Jim
Gurll, in spite of the gorgeous models he
encounters in the course of a day's work.
Martin G. RoUand, whose mail was re-
turned to us from California last winter,
sends a new address showing him back in
the East at 5 Bishop Rd., WoUaston, Mass.
He notes that he has been travelling about
the country for the past three or four years.
Reevan Novograd writes us from Ger-
many where he is working for the Head-
quarters of Military Government on the
development of a new civil service system
for the German government. He expects
to return to the states in the fall after two
years overseas and after that would like to
spend a year at the University of London
to t'ldy the British Civil Service system.
Rev. Everett Sherwood, now a Major on
the Army Air Force inactive list, is pastor
of the Central Baptist Church in South-
Howard Jordan is a partner in the Case
and Jordan Co., tire distributors, in
Phoenix, Ariz. His address; Route 2, Box
Horatio LaFauci is now teaching at
Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass.
Joseph Cooper writes that he is vice-
president of the Harry D. Cooper and Co.,
British Continental Sales Co., Inc. in New
E. Robert LaCrosse is working with the
Combustion Engineering Co. in New York
City. He is living at 86 S. Harrison Ave.,
East Orange, N. J.
Floyd Hinckley is living at 13 1 N. Broad-
way, Los Angeles, Cal.
Raymond Hanson sends an address at
4 Central Ave., South Hadley Falls, Mass.
Alderic Senecal is selling for The At-
lantic Refining Co. in Worcester. His home
is at 2 Elliott St. in Westminster, Mass.
E. W. Cokefair is office manager for the
Mt. Hope Finishing Co. in New York.
Bob Richard is with the Travelers Fire
Insurance Co. in Los Angeles and is living
at 1733 Mines Blvd. in Whittier, Cal.
A card from George Pierce states that
he is chief passenger and cargo agent for
American Airlines in the Greater Cincin-
nati Airport, Erlanger Station, Kentucky.
We learn from Cy Flanders that Floyd
Hinckley is in San Pedro, Cal.
Carl Nesbitt is in the insurance business
with the Phoenix London Group in New
Ralph P. Semonoff is now practicing law
in Providence in association with Judah
C. Semonoff '1 1.
E. W. Renfree, formerly at the New
York office of the U. S. Rubber Co., is
now at the Chicago branch as Midwestern
District Engineer for the Wire and Cable
Division of the company. His new address:
1340 North State St., Chicago 10, 111.
Stanley Mathes, long active in alumni
atfairs in Providence, has been transferred
by the Grinnell Corporation to Daugherty
Co., Inc., 502 Union National Bank Bldg.,
Youngstown 3, Ohio.
Charles L. Kramer recently announced
his association with Milton Broadman in a
New York City law office.
G. Holmes Wilson is announcer and
script writer for Station WSAR in Fall
Arthur Oppenheimer is practicing law
in Chicago and is living at 917 S. St. Johns
Ave., Highland Park, 111.
Ken Vale is a latex chemist with the
American Wringer Co. in Woonsocket,
R. I. Ken's home is at 11 Hill Ave., Es-
mond, R. I.
Rev. R. L. Seekins is now rector of St.
Thomas' Church in Providence and can
be reached at 721 Douglas Ave., Provi-
New addresses: Floyd Shumway, "And-
way", 1150 Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest, 111.;
Kenneth Frank, 6229 North Bay Ridge
Ave., Milwaukee 11, Wis.
Bob Simon directs us to leave off his
military title, stating that "it brings back
memories that are better forgotten". MIS-
TER Simon is living at 114 University Rd.,
Query on Tradition
► The first question was easy:
"Does your campus promote the
merits of the traditional?"
But the second was not simply
answered, though the inquiry from
the Middle West was honest and
seeking: "Will you please send a
description of what is traditional on
That was a big order for a school
that has been in business since 1764.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
We learn that John Rowe is now at
the Universidad del Cauca, Popayan, Co-
lombia. South America.
Bill Bieluch has been taking some special
law studies under American Bar Associa-
tion auspices in Hartford. Henry Muller
'38 has also attended.
Ben Hunter, Muller also reports, is work-
ing in radio broadcasting at the station in
Norden Schloss is now working with
the North Carolina Power and Light Co
in Roxboro, N. C. Norden was a bom-
bardier in the 8th Air Force during the
Andrew Comstock informs us that Frank
McEvoy is taking a law course at the Uni
versity of Virginia. Frank and his wife arc
living at 1021 West Main St. in Char-
lottesville, Va. and will be in Clinton,
Conn, this June. While they are there.
Frank hopes to run up to Providence for
the Commencement season.
F. Raymond Zulch, D.D.S. is practicing
Dentistry in Scarsdale, N. Y.
Fred Rhodes has taken a position with
Bloomingdale's Department Store in New
York, entering a special course for junior
executives. Fred had spent three and a
half years in the Pacific as a field artillery
Earl Metzger is an examiner with the
U. S Civil Service Commission in Atlanta,
Bob O'Brien has a new address: 26 Hill
crest Ave., Yonkers, N. Y.
Howard Shaw is sales manager with
Stark Hickey, Inc. in Detroit. His home
is at 1386 Harvard Rd., Grosse Pointe,
Phil Creighton is a partner in the firm of
Creighton 6? Sullivan, Food Brokers and
Mfgrs' Agents in Portland, Ore. Pre-
viously, he was in Washington with the
Harold Speel is living at 100 Miller St.,
Dick Struble, in merchandising work for
the Esmond Mills in New York City, ex-
pects to be married in October. His fiancee,
Mary Jane Hayes Jones, Mt. Holyoke "44,
is on the staff of Glamour magazine,
John Young has passed his written and
oral examinations for the State Department
Foreign Service examination. He should
be a specialist on Greece and the Islands
after his years there.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. Case, Jr., have
been in Bethel, Vt. since last September,
and Norman has opened his law office
there. Noting that Bethel is his birth-
place, Norman writes that he finds his law
work "most pleasant". The Cases" new
son is named for the late Lt. John Warren
Case, "42, Norman's brother.
Ray Comyn, returned to inactive duty
in the Navy, is now living at Apt. 202,
950 25th St., NW, Washington, D. C.
Ralph Harris is now living at 13 27 Tot-
ten Ave., Richland, Wash,
Capt. Spencer Manrodt, USAAF, is now
at the Fairtield-Suisin Army Air Base in
Ray McCulloch is working for the Vet-
erans Administration in Boston and is at-
tending Boston College Law School in the
Curtis Warren writes that he is a student
Stan Cummings, foreign correspondent
lor the Brown Herald, recently interviewed
Professor George J. Stigler of the Brown
Economics Dept. when the latter attended
a conference of economists in Switzerland.
It made a lively column for the campus
Washington I. Tragle, 3rd, is out of
service and back in Poughkeepsie, where he
is living at 44 Raymond Ave. He"s in the
real estate business.
CLARK T. FOSTER '40: He un-
tangled snarls in Seoul. (Photo
rourtesy of The Eastern Under-
► ► How WOULD YOU have liked the job
of untangling the affairs of 19 Japanese
insurance companies operating in Korea be-
fore our occupation? That was what landed
in the lap of Clark T. Foster '40, previously
an Air Corps Captain.
When he was assigned to military gov-
ernment in Korea, it was discovered that he
had an actuarial background, says T/ie
Eastern Underu;riter. He was made mili-
tary government actuary and summoned to
headquarters in Seoul to work under the
Major in charge of all insurance matters.
He had to evaluate the business of the Jap
companies, supervise the actuarial opera-
tions of the one existing Korean life insur-
ance company and help set up two pros-
Only three of the Korean aides had any
knowledge of actuarial matters at all.
Equipment consisted of two hand-oper-
ated calculating machines, an ancient type-
writer, and innumerable abacuses ("the
primitive calculators Americans usually as-
sociate with the sidesof babies' play-pens").
Moreover, the Japanese taught Foster at
the military government school had given
no vocabulary drill in such words as re-
serve, premium, and commutation column.
Most of the original records were in Japa-
nese home offices, too.
Foster is back now, a member of the
Group department of The Prudential's ac-
tuarial division. A former managing editor
of the Brown Daily Herald and Phi Beta
Kappa member, he joined the Army Air
Corps in 1942. He served in the China-
Burma-India theatre as a weather-radar
officer after meteorology courses at N.Y.U.,
before being assigned for military govern-
ment and language study. He had been
with The Prudential before the war. ^
The editor's apologies go to Frederick
Bloom for some misinformation previously
printed about his wedding. As noted in
the Vital Statistics department, he was
married Feb. 20, 1947, to Miss Ann Ber-
liner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E.
Berliner of Larchmont, N. Y, They are
living at 66 Adelbert St., South Portland,
Me,, Fred being engaged in shoe manu-
facture since his return to civilian life.
(He is a veteran of the Aleutians, where
he was in the Army's signal intelligence
branch.) He has already entered into the
activities of the Brown Club of Western
Maine, and writes proudly of his own
"little white house with garden and all
Frederick King's father died in March,
we regret to report, assuring Fred of the
class' sympathy. Fred is purchasing agent
for Textron in New York and lives at 103
Montgomery Ave., Oceanside.
Jim Kennedy gives us a new address at
Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, New York.
Bob Logan is practicing law in Chicago
and living at 716 Harvard Court, High'
land Park, 111.
Eiiiil Dietz is with the Automatic Heat-
ing Corporation in Ridgewood, N. Y. His
home is at 176-56 80 Road, Jamaica, N. Y.
Lt. Comdr. Gordon Brown, USN, is
Walter Gummere is assistant production
stationed at the Quonset Point NAS.
manager at the Plywood Division of the
Louisville Plants of the Mengcl Co. He is
living at Box 11, Locust Lane, Jefferson-
Bill Reisman is purchasing agent for
Wm. S. Reisman, Inc., in New York City.
His home address is 40 Willow Drive, New
Rochelle, N. Y.
Eugene Simon is living in Winnetka,
111., at 1225 Asbury Ave.
Ed Hale is industrial engineer for the
Hemphill Manufacturing Co. in Pawtucket,
Tom Mahony sends us a current address
at Maliwah, N. J,
Rev. Daniel Partridge is minister of the
Methodist Church in Champlain, N. Y.
Melvin Swart: is a graduate student at
George Sawyer notifies us of a change
of address to 117 Thompson Terrace Plan,
Castle Shannon Post Office, Pittsburgh,
Chaplain Bob Handy was promoted to
the rank of Captain in January and sepa-
rated from the Army in March. He is now
at 316 South Wapella Ave., Mount Pros-
Duncan Cleaves is living in San Jose,
Calif., and is working there with the In-
ternational Mineral and Chemicals Co.
Louis Sigloch is an architect in associa-
tion with his father in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
He can be reached at Box 101, Rhinecliff,
Henry Wilder, living at 2515 K, St.
NW, Washington, D. C, is an instructor
in the sales division of American ,^irlines,
Benson R. Frost, Jr.. is practicing law
with his father in Poughkeepsie and
Rhinebeck, N. Y. A fellow townsman is
Robert "W. Gloss.
Al Carpenter is medical sales representa-
tive for Sharp 6? Dohme, Inc., of Phila-
delphia. His mailing address is P. O. Box
63 3, Greensburg, Pa.
Bill Stinson tells us to address him
c/o Aetna Life Insurance Co., 735 N.
Water St., Milwaukee, Wis.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Bob Gosselin is doing physiological re-
search at the University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Bill Sheehan, Jr., sends a new address
at 12 Mawney St., Providence, R. I.
John Liebmann reports he is a salesman
for the Liebman Breweries, Inc., in Brook-
lyn. His mailing address: 157 West 57th
St., New York, N. Y.
Channing Cox, Lt., USN, is now sta-
tioned at the Patuxent River, NATC, Mo.
Fred Barlow is a student teacher and
graduate student here at Brown. His home
is at 1639 Post Rd., Lincoln Park.
Allan Nunes has just been awarded his
M.A. from Harvard and plans to stay on
for his doctorate. His address is 51 Oxford
St., Cambridge, Mass.
Henry Eldredge, no longer Ensign, is
now living at 75 Kenyon Ave., East Green-
wich, R. I.
Harold Greenwald was promoted to
Major on his return from overseas last year.
Robert W. Gloss is a partner in Gloss
Bros., dealers in feed and grain at Rhine-
beck, N. Y.
Dave Welch has joined the sales depart-
ment of the Naugatuck Chemical Com-
pany, after three years with the OiEce of
Rubber Reserve in Washington, D. C.
Fred Ball is associate attorney in a Cleve-
land law office. He is living there at 11505
Lake Shore Blvd.
John Gilbert, formerly Lt. with the
Army Air Force, is now living at 4 Cold
Spring Road, Barrington.
John Bcnn is layout engineer for the
Turner Construction Co. in Trenton.
Phil Hawkes is now living at 840 De
Camp Ave., Schenectady.
Don MacAusland, out of the army,
sends us this address: Gourmet — The
Plaza, New York 19, N. Y.
Walter LeBlanc is a student at Louisiana
John McEvoy is training as an indus-
trial engineer with the Owens Corning
Fiberglas Corporation, Ashton, R. L
Carl Barus writes that he is out of the
Navy and is now a part-time graduate
student and research assistant at M.I.T.
Jim Fish is back in this country with his
English bride after two years overseas. He
is still with Pratt 6? Whitney, he reported
on a visit to the Alumni Office late in April.
Bill Lambert is now enrolled at Harvard,
learning social and other brands of psy-
chology in the new department of social
relations. He observes trenchantly that, in
comparing Brown and Harvard, he is re-
minded of the remark that at Harvard even
the flowers are made of glass.
Fred Byerly is living on DeForest Rd.,
Wilton, Conn, and is working with the Un-
excelled Mfg. Co.
Nathan Pulling is doing graduate work
at the Harvard Biological Laboratories. He
is living at 14 Winthrop Rd., Wellesley,
Bernard Bell sends a changed address:
102 Blackstone Blvd., Providence.
Ed Swanezy is a chemist for Merck 6?
Co., Inc. in Rahway, N. J. His home is at
369 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Mont-
clair, N. J.
Ed Sarnoff is busy formulating dealer
training programs for agents of his new
company. Radio Appliance and Distrib-
utors, in Hartford. He was formerly exe-
cutive radio officer on General Mac-
Arthur's Tokyo staff.
!\ine Other Secretaries
► ^X'HEN Gen. George Catlett Mar-
shall received the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws at the Brown Com-
mencement, he was the 10th Secre-
tary of State of the United States to
receive such citation from the Uni-
versity. Four of his predecessors had
been alumni: William L. Marcy,
1808: Richard Olney, 1856; John
Hay, 1858; and Charles Evans
Recipients, with the date of the
conferring of the Brown honorary
degree, have been: John Jay, the first
Secretary of State, 1794; Thomas
Jefferson, 1787; Timothy Pickering,
1799; Mr. Marcy, 1833; Mr. Olney,
1893; Mr. Hay, 1897; Mr. Hughes,
1909: Frank B. Kellogg, 1930; Cor-
dell Hull, 1936.
In addition to Mr. Jefferson, five
Presidents of the United States have
also received the honorary LL.D.
from Brown: George Washington
in 1790; John Adams, 1797; Wil-
liam Howard Taft, 1913; Woodrow
Wilson, 1903; Herbert Hoover,
Bill Danforth is now associated with the
First National Bank of Boston.
Joseph F. Lockett, Jr., is a new member
of the University Club of Boston.
Charles C. Spencer 3rd, former Navy
lieutenant, has been awarded the Bronze
Star Medal with Combat "V" for meri-
torious service during operations against
the Japanese near Molucca Islands in 1944
Robert Rogerson is out of the Navy and
is now living at 328 Allen St., Lansing,
Edmund Armstrong, out of the Coast
Guard where he held a commission as Lt.
(j.g.), is now a teacher and coach at the
Moses Brown School in Providence.
Charles Lincoln is attending law school
at the University of Michigan.
1st Lt. Edward M. Daniels, M.C., is
now stationed at Gushing Veterans" Hos-
pital, Framingham, Mass.
Alan Wettcrau writes he is assistant to
the president of the Photovolt Corporation
in New York City, where he is living at
117 W. 10th St.
Wallace Adams is in Pittsburgh, where
he is special agent for the Providence
Washington Insurance Co.
Arnold Katz's current address is 15
Royce Rd., Brookline, Mass.
Bob Parr also has a new address: 4400
Belmont Ave., North, Robbinsdale, Minn.
Carl Draues is living at 262 Walnut
St., Pottstown, Pa. He is chemist and
compounder for the B. F. Goodrich Co.
Bill Denniston writes he is engineer and
assistant sales manager for the Eureka
X-Ray Tube Corporation in Chicago.
Douglas Leach is a student in the Grad-
uate School of Arts and Sciences at Har-
Jim Lukens is a chemist for E. R. Squibb
y Sons in New Brunswick, N. J. His
home is at 310 Elberon Ave., AUenhurst,
Eugene Lester is attending the Yale
University School of Music.
Dave Troup is a freshman at the Balti-
more College of Dental Surgery, Dental
School, University of Maryland.
Some new addresses: Howard Lyman,
1909 Washington Ave. South, Minneap-
olis, Minn.; Peter Klein, 308 Bidwell Rd.,
Mincola. N. Y.
Lt. John H. Sullivan was the only R. I.
reserve officer on board the U. S. S. Wis-
consin during recent sea maneuvers.
H. Wilson Guernsey, Jr., has not pre-
viously been reported out of service, al-
though he was discharged in December,
1945. Buz attended the first meeting of
the new Mid-Hudson Brown Club in
Poughkeepsie in May, with his father, with
whom he is associated in the real estate
John Chandler, Bob Erickson, and their
wives have been seeing a good bit of each
other this spring in Detroit. Chandler has
been taking graduate work at Wayne but
started on his Volker Fellowship in June.
Bob Achorn writes telling us to delete
the "Lt. (jg)" from his mailing stencil. He
is now living at 10 Charles St., Westboro,
Mass. and has been working since last
October as a reporter for the Worcester
C. Robert Carlisle is now living at 7028
W. Milwaukee Ave.. Milwaukee, Wis., an
engineer with Allis Chalmers.
Dick Fletcher sends a new address: 14
South Meadow Lane, Barrington, R. I.
Leonard Campbell is working for Carver
6? Co., Inc., Boston brokers, and is living at
133 Peterborough St., Apt. 5 A, Boston.
Brainerd S. Bates is now in the Informa-
tion Section of the Curtis Publishing Co.
Lt. John D. Bacon will make a Naval Re-
serve cruise to northern European ports
Charles D. Houlihan is a new member
of the University Club in Boston.
Albert Hausmann of Litchfield, Conn.,
who is getting his Master's degree this
June, is working at the National Fire In-
surance Co. in Hartford.
Bill Saunders is back from the Army
where he was engaged in public relations
and personnel work and is now staff an-
nouncer for Station WTRY in Troy, N. Y.
In addition to his announcing, he also pro-
duces three popular talent shows each week.
Walter Sammartino is now sales man-
ager for the Sammartino Brothers Co.,
Jewelry Manufacturers, in Providence.
Lt. (j.g.) John Gerfin, USNR, can now
be reached at 1087 Wendell Ave., Schenec-
tady, N. Y.
Louis R. Glavis, Jr., is with the Jordan
Jewelry Co. of Providence. The daughter,
whose birth is announced elsewhere, is the
Glavises' second child, Louis Russell, 3rd,
having been born May 31, 1945.
John Lyman is working in the engineer-
ing department of the Massachusetts Gear
and Tool Co. His home is at 59 Elm St.,
Woburn, Mass. A son, Jeffry Carroll, was
born to the Lymans last December.
Hermon Carey Bumpus advises us of a
change of name to William N. Bumpus.
Norman Creighton, who is living at 300
Fifth Ave. South, Clinton, Iowa, writes
that he is working as methods and stand-
ards engineer for DuPont.
Bob Lynch gives us a current address at
63 Orange Road, Montclair, N. J.
Arthur Parker can be reached at Room
541, Hotel Brunswick, Boston.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Paul Armor is with the Chance Vought
Aircraft Co. in Stratford, Conn., where he
is senior electronic engineer. His home is
at 105 Charles St., Fairfield, Conn.
W. Robison McKee is engaged in soap
manufacture in Los Angeles where he is
owner of the Burmac Products Co. The
home address is 1205 Wilson Ave., San
Kingsley Meyer is in the Sales Depart-
ment of the Davol Rubber Co. in Provi-
Jay Fidler sends us a corrected address
at 966 East 24th St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Boh Drake is working in the U. S. Naval
Ordnance Laboratory in Washington,
D. C. as Chief of the Fragmentation Sec-
tion in the Explosives Division.
John Chandler is now living at 15908
Sussex St., Detroit, Mich.
Charles P. Littlefield writes that he is
agency group supervisor in the Providence
office of the Massachusetts Mutual Life
John Boudreau is doing accounting with
the International Derrick and Equipment
Co. in Columbus, Ohio. He can be reached
at P. O. Box 177, Station E, Columbus,
Flint Ricketson is manager of the Stam-
ford office of the Liberty Mutual Insurance
Co. He is currently living at the YMCA
in Greenwich, Conn.
Gordon Neale has withdrawn from Har-
vard Law School and is now assistant to
the controller in the Textron Mills, Man-
viUe, R. I.
Louis Jackvony is now studying law at
Boston University. During the war Lou
was a technical sergeant in Military In-
telligence, serving in France and Germany.
Louis III was born this January. The
Jackvony family is living in Providence,
at 21 Lotus Place.
Henry Packer writes he is assistant man-
ager of the Independent Laundry in Fall
Al Anthony sends us a new address at
30 Daily St., Nutley, N. J.
Allen Ferguson, back from the armed
services, is now doing work at Yale, where
his address is 24 Hillhouse Ave., New
Ray Huling is a special agent for the
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Arthur Maier informs us that he is study-
Brotcn Took First Prize
► A COLLEGE CATALOGUE is a pro-
saic tool designed for useful refer-
ence. And there is an unexpected
dividend when it attracts attention
for some other virtue.
All the more pleasant, then, was
the first award accorded Brown Uni-
versity at the national convention of
the American College Public Rela-
tions Association, held in St. Louis
in May. Judged in competition with
hundreds of other college catalogues,
the Brown booklet was judged the
best on the basis of typographical ex-
cellence and general copy arrange-
ment. The work was edited by Reg-
istrar Gilbert Case. The award was
accepted on his behalf by Howard
S. Curtis, Director of the Brown
News Bureau, who was attending the
conference as New England chair-
man of ACPRA. i
WHO'S INTERVIEWING WHOM? Bob Rocrhio of the Brown Herald and
William G. Avirett, Education Editor of the /Veic York Herald Tribune,
during the latter's visit to Brown this spring. (.Herald pholo.)
ing for his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at
Frank Lawton writes that he is Provi-
dence Division Adviser for the Westmor-
land Sterling Silver Co. Frank is living at
195 Pond St., South Weymouth, Mass.
Bill Perry is living in New Bedford,
Mass., where he is a Junior Accountant
with the American Optical Co.
Richard Houck is one of a quartet of
Brown alumni in training with the Grin-
nell Corporation in Providence to become
fire protection engineers. Robert Black '46
and Jonathan Brooks '45 are others.
Dave MacCabe writes he is a store man-
ager trainee with Goodyear Tire and Rub-
ber, Inc. His home address is at 133 East
St., Wrentham, Mass.
C Howard Nold is now living at Apt.
No. 22, 51 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.
Howard writes that he is now employed by
the Armstrong Cork Co. in Boston.
John Pattee has begun a period of prac-
tice teaching in the mathematics department
of the Torrington, Conn., high school.
John was a Lt. (j.g.) in the Navy during
Glenn Prescott is a graduate assistant
in the Geology Department at Brown. Also
back at Brown is Howard G. Baetzhold.
T. B. Schlesinger is now with The Char-
lotte T^ews, Charlotte, N. C.
Sherwood Moe is attending the School
of International Affairs at Columbia.
Dr. Thomas Mathieu received his M.D.
at Yale last March and is now an intern
at R. I. Hospital.
Dr. Lawrence Berns has announced the
opening of his office of dentistry in Man-
John Ulen informs us that he is adver-
tising copywriter for Raleigh Haberdasher
in Washington, D. C.
Fred Heck has a new address: 31 Massa-
chusetts Ave., Boston, Mass.
Charles Robinson writes us that begin-
ning this June he will be a graduate stu-
dent and research assistant in the Chemis-
try Dept. at M. I. T. Charlie will be living
at 31 Concord Ave., Cambridge, Mass.
Eliot Bliss is now vice-president and
treasurer of the Leselle International Cor-
poration in New York City. Eliot received
a M.S. degree in engineering at Harvard
Ray Smith sends us an address at RFD 4,
Box 38, Danbury, Conn.
Elmer Stafford, Jr., is now head book-
keeper for Kaplan Bros. Furniture Co. in
Fall River, Mass. He is living in Fall River
at 80 Irving St.
Benjamin Taylor is attending Harvard
Albert Anthony notifies us of a change
of address to 30 Daily St., Nutley, N. J.
Frank McDonough is an engineer with
the Southern New England Telephone Co.
He is living at 79 Martin St., West Haven,
L. W. Plympton, Jr., is president of the
New England Helicopter Service, Inc. One
of his planes gave Coach Rip Engle an
aerial view of intra-squad scrimmage dur-
ing Brown's spring practice.
Bob Klie's address: 171 Sigourney St.,
Robert C. Fisher of Bridgeport, Conn.,
has received a university fellowship in the
Divinity School of the University of Chi-
cago, where he will work toward a Ph.D.
in church history. He was due to receive
his Bachelor of Divinity degree from
Princeton Seminary this year.
Bob Breeding has a new job with the
Circulation Auditing Dept. of Time and
Life Magazines in New York City.
Bob Shallow is studying at Dartmouth.
His home address: 121 Wigwam Circle,
Hanover, N. H.
Fred Easton was due to receive his M.D.
this June at Harvard.
Byron Adams is studying for an ad-
vanced degree in mechanical engineering at
R.P.I, in Troy, N. Y.
Vernon Baker, Judd Mealy, and Arnold
Zais are all in the graduate school of chem-
istry at M.I.T. Vern and Arnie are both
married and are living in Boston.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
It Was 1948 and l\o Mistake
► ► It was startling to see the numeral; ■'1948" over the Van Wickle Gates and
in front of Sayles Hall on Class Night for the campus dance. But. because of the
wartime acceleration, this was the first section of 1948 which was being graduated.
Actually, of course, men from classes in the early '40s were receiving their degrees.
(Given their option, most of them chose their original class as the one with which
they want all-time affiliation.)
Curiously enough, next June the Class Night numerals will still he 1948, for
the final section of the class will be graduated then. During the period of accelera-
tion, with three semesters a year, each class consisted of three divisions. A man
in the third semester of his college studies, normally a Sophomore, could thus be
a classmate of an entering Freshman. (Do you wonder Faculty and administrators
are glad Brown is hack on the normal calendar at last^ There is no summer session
this year, except for a few engineering classes.) i
Joe Macioci is attending Boston Univer-
sity Law School; he and Judd Mealy are
rooming together in Boston.
Ted Chick is teaching German at Hebron
Academy in Lewiston, Maine.
Knight Edwards and Bill Barton are at
Harvard Law School.
Al Bellin is doing graduate work at the
Harvard Engineering School.
Stan Ehrlich is working for his Ph.D.
in Physics at M.LT.
Bob Furlong is working for the New
Haven Watch and Clock Co. Bob, Jr., was
born in Montclair on January 2nd.
Eddy Gamble is studying design adver-
tising at the Parson School of Design in
Don Guinan is at the University of Ver-
mont Medical School.
The last news from Gloster Hevenor —
received last fall — was that he was about
to rejoin the U. S. Merchant Marine.
Bob Jacobson is still at Los Alamos,
working in the atomic bomb laboratories.
Larry Okerblom and Harper Brown are
at Harvard Business School.
Hank Sharpe is working at Brown and
Sharpe in Providence.
Jack and Priscilla Cokefair had their
second daughter about the first of the year.
Jim Cooper is studying at the Columbia
Frank Siniscalchi writes he is laboratory
technician in the Interlaken Mills. He is
living at 656 Providence St., West War-
wick, R. L
Al Emerson is doing graduate studies
here at Brown.
Joe Macioci is a student at the Boston
College Law School.
Don Gardner is engaged in a job train-
ing program with the Industrial Paper (i
Cordage (x). in Rumford, R. L
Ed DePaul is attending the University
of Pennsylvania Law School.
Malcolm Smith writes he is a junior stafT
member with Scovell, Wellington, y Ck).,
Auditors, Accountants, and Management
Consultants, in New York City.
Julius Batenic is living at 23 1 So. Marion
St., Oak Park, 111. He is sales representa-
tive for the Imperial Brass Mfg. Co. in
Joe Corcoran sends us his current ad-
dress at 4410 Greenwich Parkway, N.W.,
Washington, D. C.
John Willemscn is working with an
office equipment concern in Guatemala
City. His mailing address is Apartado
Postal No. 214, Guatemala City, Guate-
mala, Central America.
Ed Davis informs us he is a student
salesman for the Gulf Oil Corporation in
Boston. Ed is living at 251 Bowen St., in
Dick Whitney is in the oil and coal busi-
ness in Sharon, Mass. His home is "Oak-
wud", Foxboro, Mass.
Charles J. Anthony is living at 36 Wind-
son St., Waterbury, Conn. He is employed
as chemist by the United Chromium (jor-
Ed Fiorento recently signed to play with
the Bo.=ton Yanks of the National Foot-
ball League next fall.
Joseph Charette, with Dun 6? Brad-
street's New York office, is living at 1388
Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. He and Mrs.
Charette, the former Elisabeth Ann
Starkey, Pembroke '47, will celebrate their
first wedding anniversary Aug. 17.
David G. Thornton is working at Grote
6? Weigel in Hartford (Spruce St.).
Henry C. Aitken has been designated by
Sigma Chi fraternity as the winner of the
Balfour Province Award for the New Eng-
land-Nova Scotia province. Chosen the
outstanding Sigma Chi in that area by the
Grand Praetor, he received a special badge-
chairman in token of the honor.
Ernest Hofer is instructing in the English
Department here at Brown and expects to
receive his M.A. this June. He and Ernest
Frerichs recently gave a highly successful
two-piano recital at the R. I. School of
Herbert Barlow is an examiner in the
Electronics Division of the U. S. Patent
Office. He is living in Washington, D. C.
at 1725 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.,
Bob von der Lieth is doing graduate
work at Brown.
John Petropoulos writes he is chemist
with the American Cyanamid Co. He is
living at 57 Cedar St., So. Norwalk, Conn.
Roland Casperson is an assistant in the
Psychology Department at Brown. He tells
us of the arrival of a son, Peter H., last
Rev. W. Hollis Tegarden received his
S.T.B. degree from the Harvard Divinity
School last January and is now minister of
the First Parish (Unitarian) in Ashby,
John Kenney is with the Engineering
Dept. of the Kidder Press Company in
Dover, N. H.
Morris Stout is teaching at the Chestnut
Hill Academy in Philadelphia. His home
address is 34 Hilltop Rd., Chestnut Hill,
Sgt. Paul Hicks is doing recruiting work
in Ft. Payne, Ala.
Carl Becker provides us with a new
address: 105 Kenmore Ave., Forest Hills,
A/c Harry L. Sheppard, USNR, has a
service address at Class 11-A Brks. 624,
NATB, Pensacola, Fla.
Ken Persits is manager of "Lou's Ap-
parel" in Marquette, Mich.
Hueston Hyde is living at 1 1 1 East St.,
Ft Edward, N. Y. He is supervisor for
the H y F Binch Co., Inc. in Glens Falls,
Rev. Emil A. Ahokas writes that he is
now located in Chelsea, Vt.
Frank Kattwinkel has recently been
placed on inactive duty, U. S. Army Air
Forces. He is living at 306 West First St.,
Clifton, N. J.
Bernard O'Brien is a student at the N. Y.
University College of Dentistry.
Bob Lowe is doing engineering for Bab-
cock and Wilcox Co. in New York City.
He is living at 549 Tremont Ave., West-
field, N. J.
Jim Siegal has been at Brown as an in-
structor during the second semester. He
has been in the Engineering Division, giv-
ing the Sophomore course in Mechanics.
Jim came out of the Army last November.
Midshipman John McTammary is at the
Naval Academy, Annapolis.
Addresses: Ross L. Heald, Wilton, N. H.;
Walter Dautel, P. O. Box 344, Rockaway,
N. Y.; Kenneth Richter, Rt. 3, Box 413,
Ft. Collins, Col.; Jim Hooker, Box 892,
RR No. 1, Bridgeport, Conn.
George S. Gordon wrote in April: "We
Brunonians of the class of '47 encounter no
difficulty here on the Norfolk Naval Station
in finding a classmate with whom to revive
the happy memories of Brown. The fact is,
here on the USS Okanogan PA 220 I am
within shouting distance of three erstwhile
Brown men. They arc. Hank Greenberg,
Joe Dolinski and Whitney B. Callahan.
Leonard Schaeffer is an Engineering Officer
on the USS F. D. R. CVB 42; Reid Watt
has been transferred from the USS Midway
to an LSM operating out of Guam. He is
expecting an heir in September. Ensign
John Shunny paid us a visit from D. C.
where he works with BUPERS along with
Ensign Tom Pfundstein, who has taken the
first step toward wedlock by becoming en-
gaged. Dick Applebach and his wife are in
the neighborhood. Dick is now Regular
Navy and has been transferred to the LST
391 operating out of Little Creek, Va.
Gerry Wichelns returned from the South
Polar Expedition last week and he offered
the following statement concerning the trip,
"BRRRRR." The home port of his des-
troyer is Newport, Gerry has also signed
over to the Regular Navy. 2nd Lt. Jack
Sheldon, USMC, signed his life over to
Marge Davidson of Iowa, Saturday April
Schooling For Nets
> Nelson Lambert has been going
to school this spring. Maybe we'd
better explain that Nelson Lambert
is "Nels" of Faunce House, to be
sure you'll know the fellow we're
Well, Nels had to attend some lec-
tures on safety provided by the com-
pany which handles employe liability
for the University. And it seems
that Nels went protesting.
"I've been all over the world," he
said. "I sailed on a whaler and went
through all kinds of trouble at sea.
I went up the masts in storms and all
that. And then I came to Brown in
1909 — been here ever since, getting
along with everybody all that time,
looking after hundreds of my boys.
"They think I don't know how to
take care of my.self after all those
years. They're trying to teach me.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
1 2th when they were wed at Jack's home-
town in Frewsburg, N. Y, Met Dick Beck
and Mrs. Suzie Beck the other night (he
is Supply Officer aboard a can). Jack
Schleck is also stationed here at Norfolk,
aboard the USS Strihlmg DD867. Also a
member of the Destroyer Fleet is Woody
Thomas assigned to this area. Henry
Zooloomian was in town a few weeks ago.
He is on the Allagash, AO 98.
"Well, that's the Alumni News from
Norfolk, Brown's Southern Exposure."
Tom Asquith, Jr., sends us a new ad-
dress at 21 Main St., Camillus, N. Y. Tom
writes us that he has been with the Syra-
cuse China Co. since leaving Brown and is
now employment manager of their Court
St. Plant in Syracuse.
Ray Bowen is living at Homestead, Fla.
(Bo.\ 1?3) and is in the insurance business.
Midshipman C. W. Hines is completing
his third year at the Naval Academy in
Annapolis, Md., and asks for his Alumni
Monthly at that address.
George Lewis, III, is in California where
he is going to school and living at 628 West
13 3rd St., Hawthorne.
Carlton Klaiber is living at 72 Dwight
Rd., Springfield, Mass, He began work
this June with Associate Engineers, Inc.,
Ed McGowan is a sales trainee with the
Associate Hospital Service Insurance Co.
He is living in Brooklyn at 1351 Hancock
Jonathan Sisson recently received his
commission as Ensign at the U. S. Naval
Academy at Annapolis. He was 27 in the
class of 494.
Three members of the class finished their
Navy duty at San Diego with the Pacific
Reserve Fleet this spring: Al Dow and
John McMorrow, both ensigns in the Sup-
ply Corps, were mustered out on the same
day and finished their terminal leave June
23. Al was to marry Miss Anne Dean,
Pembroke '47, in Douglaston, L. I. on
June 21. Thomas F. McCormick expected
to be out of the Navy in June, too, though
left behind in San Diego by the others.
Ralph Jacobs is in the building business
in Boston. He is living at 1874 Centre St.,
W. Roxbury, Mass.
Irving Berstein writes that he is an in-
structor in Chemistry and Plastics at the
New England Technical Institute in Provi-
Joseph Dowling, Jr., and Bob Lord are
medical students at Tufts.
Maurice Alley, Jr., is attending the
Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa,
Bill Corvese is in his second year at
Harvard Medical School. Also studying
medicine at Harvard is Edward Bowen, Jr.
Ray Barnstone is a graduate student at
M.I.T. He is living at 104 Pleasant St.,
Ken Brown writes that he is with the
engineering dept. of the American Steel
and Wire Co. in Worcester, Mass.
Jim Alexander is studying at the Catholic
University in Washington, D. C.
Ray Ilia sends his mailing address at
P. O. Box 291, Elgin, 111. Ray is working
in Elgin as a paint technician for the Neil's
Vincent Guagliardo is a student at the
Krissler Business Institute in Poughkeep-
sie, N. Y.
Stuart Goodman writes he is a salesman
for the H. 6? H. Goodman Co. in New
York City. He is living at 146 Pacific
Blvd., Long Beach, L. I.
Charles Fecto, Jr., was a Senior at Trin-
ity College, Hartford, this past spring.
Phi Psi War Dead Honored
► Honoring seven members of the chap-
ter who gave their lives in the Second
World War, Phi Kappa Psi held a memo-
rial service at the chapter house on Water-
man St. Sunday afternoon, June 15. A
plaque was unveiled bearing the names of:
Henry D. Barbadoro '27, Russell J. Hall
'43, Robert C. Jones '38, Philip M. Knesal
"40, Wilh'am A. Lewis '34, Bronislaw J.
Stepczyk '40, and W. Birkett Williams
'42. The latter's father is the donor of the
plaque and was present. The memorial was
thus placed in the center of campus in-
timacy during their student days, to be
installed later in the Phi Psi section of the
new quadrangle. Dean Samuel T. Arnold
"13 was the principal speaker, while the
AT PHI PSI DEDICATION: Bir-
kett L. Williams of Cleveland, with
Richard M. Field '43, President of
the Brown chapter's alumni.
University Chaplain gave the benediction.
An honor roll listing 200 members of
the fraternity who served in the war was
also dedicated during the exercises, at-
tended by a large group of alumni and
undergraduates of the chapter. Donors of
the latter roster were Arthur L. Young '04,
W. Clifton Slade '07, Paul L. Chipman
'08, Andrew B. Comstock '10, Irving R.
Smith '12, and Clarence H. Philbrick "13.
These six members had sons in service who
are also members of the Rhode Island
Devereux Josephs, Jr., is living at 164
E. 72nd St., New York, N. Y.
George Joyce is at the Oswego State
Teachers College, Oswego, N. Y.
Bob Aitken is living at 50 Bar Beach
Rd., Port Washington, N. Y. Bob is an
engineer with the Hazletine Electronics
Tec 5 Philip Curtis, Jr., is stationed at
Camp Lee, Va., in the Q.M. Board De-
John DuPoint is a student at Harvard
and is living at 100 Fair Oaks Ave., New-
Al Borelli is working in the research dc
partment of Pittsburgh-Corning Co. His
address is Box 102-A, Roulette, Pa.
Bernard Kahn is an engineer with the
R. I. Insulated Wire Co. He is living at
152 Camp St., in Providence.
Richard Bube is doing graduate work
in Physics at Princeton.
Bill Finnerty, Jr., writes that he is a stu-
dent and gives his address at 898 Irvine St.,
Bronx, N. Y.
Bob Anderson is living at 2960 Briggs
Ave., Box 58, New York, N. Y. He
describes his work as a chain store special-
ist for the Thomas Lipton Co.
Jim Nahrgang is working with the Dept.
of the Interior as an Hydraulics Engineer
for the U. S. Geological Survey. His ad-
dress is 1402 Harrison Ave., Helena, Mon-
Howard Craft is a student in Ypsilanti,
Rev. Norman Brooks is minister for the
Lyonsville Congregational Church at La-
Henry Anthony is a student at Eckel's
College of Mortuary Science in Phila-
Warren Hook is at Tufts College and is
living at 215 Henry St., Hasbrouck
Heights, N. J. (mailing address).
John Kaminski is working in Providence
as draftsman for the Miller Motors Co.
George Deckey is a research chemist for
the Rumford (R. I.) Chemical Works.
Dave Cargill is at Yale. His address:
192 Green St., Fairhaven, Mass. Stan
Bremer has been at Yale, too.
Ray Annis is a medical student at the
University of Illinois. He is living at 327
N. Briggs St., Joliet, 111.
Bob Coon is attending Syracuse Uni-
versity and is living at 4304 E. James St.,
East Syracuse, N. Y.
Edmund Eager is a student at Worcester
Ed Haire is living at 138 Lyndon Rd.,
Cranston, R. L
Joe Galligan is studying at the U. of
San Francisco. He is living at 2204 Ade-
line St., Burlingame, Calif.
Frank Druen, Jr., writes that he is a
map maker with the Fairchild Aerial Sur-
veys Co. in Long Island City, N. Y.
Bernard Gladstone is attending the Uni-
versity of Virginia Law School.
Isadore Hakel is working with the Navy
Department as planning and production
clerk at the Naval Ammunition Depot,
George Goeke is now at the Fairlcigh
Dickenson Junior College in Rutherford,
Bob Buckingham informs us he is an
engineering aide at Langley Field, Va. His
home is at 2203 Parish Ave., Newport
Tom Kavanzajian, now at New York
University, was spoken of as a "veteran
back" during spring football practice there.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
Dan Grodofsky writes that he is a clerk
in the Veterans Administration at Fort
Snelling, St. Paul, Minn.
Bill Cox, Jr., is at Columbia and is liv-
ing at Army Hall, 1560 Amsterdam Ave,
New York, N. Y.
Gustav Getter writes that he is doing
engineering for the N. Y. City Housing
Authority. Just now he is at the Jacob
Riis Project in New York City.
Eugene McMahon, Jr., is a law stu'
at St. John's University, Brooklyn, N
Jim CofFman is with the Rhode J
Hospital as laboratory technician.
Arthur Claflin is living at 180 Medway
John Elmer, Jr., is in sales work for Foss
U Co. in Bridgeton, N. J.
Al Crowell is at the Harvard Graduate
Tec y James Heaton is stationed in
Korea. His military address: Hdqs., 7th
Inf. Div. (A.G.Sec.) A.P.O. 7, San Fran-
Rufus Fuller, III, is a graduate assistant
in the Biology Department at Amherst Col-
Arthur Bussey is working as timekeeper
for the Gammino Construction Co. in Man-
John R. Brown is living at 35 Stephen
St., Montclair, N. J.
Robert L. Krouskoff, three semesters
with the class during the days of the Navy
unit, reports himself an art student with
no further interest in getting our maga-
zine. (He lives at 1 Fountain Place, New
Rochelle, N. Y.)
Ralston B. Read, Jr., has been at St.
Andrew's School, Harrington, R. I., this
year as Junior Master and assistant coach.
James R. Nahrgang has an interesting
post, as hydraulics engineer with the U. S.
Geological Survey Office in Helena, Mont.
They are measuring the waterflow in the
Montana Rockies at present, and Jim is
living at 1402 Harrison Ave., Helena.
Donald J. Krokus is in the areodynamics
section of the Douglas Aircraft Co. at
Santa Monica, Calif. His home address
therefore has changed from St. Albans,
N. Y., to 2923 Sixth St., Ocean Park.
Bill McGee is in Denver, Col., where he
is an electrical engineer with the U. S.
Bureau of Reclamation. His mailing ad-
dress is General Delivery, Denver 2, Col.
Stan Blacher is with Blacher Bros., Inc.,
manufacturers of metal bag frames here in
Jack Bussey writes that he is Junior
Chemist with Arnold, Hoffman and Co.
in Pawtucket, R. I. Jack tells us he is to
be married this April to Miss Madelyn
Jim Lalikos is Junior Engineer with the
Detroit Edison Co. in Detroit, Mich.
Warren Macdonald writes he is a part-
ner in the Walter Macdonald and Sons
Engineering Company in Providence.
Jim Coflman, now living at 311 East
Brayton Road, Mt. Morris, 111., announces
that he will be entering medical school in
Bob Gobrick informs us that he is learn-
ing the publishing business with the West-
ern Printing and Lithographing Co. in
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Don Thompson, who was married last
August to Miss Margaret E. Lindgren, is
currently a student at Worcester Tech.
Henry Wilkins is an instructor in Elec-
trical Engineering at Brown.
JIM BRYAN, taplain of Brown'.^,
1947 nine. Although his team won
only five of 18 games. Pitcher
Brvan uas good enough to attract
the attention of a Yankee scout
and has signed a contract.
Charlie Goodwin is teaching at the Gil-
man Country Day School.
Ens. John Johnson, USNR, sends us an
address on the U.S.S. Yosemite (AD-19),
c/o Fleet P.O., New York, N. Y.
Joe Towne is freight clerk for the Bos-
ton and Maine Railroad in Lynn, Mass.
He is living at 4 A Enon Village, Beverly,
Ens. John Dixon, USNR, is stationed at
the U. S. Navy Base in Charleston, S. C.
He gives his mailing address c/o P.O.
Box 66, Fayettesville, N. C.
Several '47 men write that they are con-
tinuing their studies: Bill Loring in Bos-
ton; Al Denman at Columbia; Dave John-
ston at the University of New Hampshire;
Fred W. Cleaver at V.P.I in Blacksburg,
Pvt. John R. Decker is now in Italy,
where he is attached to the medical de-
tachment of the 3 50th Infantry Regiment.
His military address is: Medical Detach-
ment, 3 50th Inf. Regt., 88th Div., APO
88, c/o PM, New York City. He repre-
sented his division in a ski meet in Trieste
William B. McDonnell, Jr., who had to
leave college because of ill health, is a pa-
tient at the Wallum Lake State hospital in
R. I. He is on leave as a road draftsman
from the R. I. Dept. of Public Works.
Lewis W. Bennett plans to enter the
R. I. School of Design in the fall.
Bob Brady is studying at Union College
in Schenectady. His home address is 23
Dutchmans Village, Schenectady, N. Y.
Also at Union is Joseph Brogan, Jr., who
is living at the Beta Theta Pi House. Har-
rie Mallcry is there, too.
Ed Cafferty is an equipment installer for
the New England Tel. & Tel. Co. Ed is
living at 2050 Broad St., Cranston, R. I.
Dich Harter writes that he is a student
and is living at 54 Fletcher Ave., Valley
Stream, N. Y.
Joseph Kovarik is enrolled in the Uni-
versity of Nebraska College of Medicine.
He can be reached at 1435 Pasadena Ave.,
Ralph Knowlton is studying at the Uni-
versity of Maine and is living at the Phi
Kappa Epsilon House there.
Don Beckley can be addressed at 168
Lyons Rd., Scarsdale, N. Y. He is now
attending Williams College, WiUiamstown,
Harold Buckner is doing civil engineer-
ing in Cleburne, Texas.
Paul Garabedian is going to the Harvard
Graduate School. His mailing address is
Leopold Adler is living at 2765 Cheshire
Bridge Rd., Atlanta, Ga. He is now in a
training squad in the M. Rich Inc. Depart-
ment Store there.
Ray Massie is working for the Gener.al
Baking Co. in Providence. His home is
at 13 Sears Ave.
Travis Houck is now at the Indiana State
Normand Laflamme is now ofKce man-
ager for the C. F. Church Mfg. Co. in Mon-
son, Mass. He is living in Monson at 16
Don Mathewson writes that he is work-
ing in Providence as a sheet metal worker
in the Providence Ventilating Co.
Paul Kelly sends his address as 4112
Northcote Ave., East Chicago, Ind.
John Eckman is now at the Central Mis-
souri State College. He can be addressed
at 429 W. Central Ave., Carthage, Mo.
Allan Frew is attending Middlebury Col-
lege, Middlebury, Vt.
Bob Grout is working for the Morgan
Bros. Creamery in Wellesley Hills, Mass.
His home address is 24 Riverdale Rd.,
Bill Carter is studying at Washington
University, St. Louis, Mo.
Bob Carroll sends an address at Lake
Champlain Bridge, Crown Point, N. Y.
Bob is now at Syracuse University.
Howard Abbott is at Williams College
Leonard Maher is director of music at
the Houlton High School, Houlton, Maine.
Philip Gutenkunst states he is a student
and is living at 3418 No. Summit Ave.,
Jerry Blount is at Washington Univer-
sity in St. Louis.
Tom Jenkins gives his mailing address
at 912 Lake Ave., Baltimore, Md. Tom is
now going to Princeton.
Burton Goldstein is at the College of
the City of New York.
Roy Debus is living at 11 Leeds St.,
Staten Island, N. Y., and is going to Wag-
Pvt. William C. Proctor has been sent
overseas with the 20th Infantry Regiment
for occupational duty in Korea.
She's a Broivn Engineer
► Among the 94 engineering stu-
dents who received degrees on Com-
mencement Day was Anna C. Renzi
of Providence, first girl ever to earn
Brown's Sc.B. in engineering. Of
her relationship with the other stu-
dents as the only girl in the class,
she said: "They got used to me."
She admitted she was looking for a
job: "No one takes women en-
gineers very seriously. They say
we're too likely to run off and get
Ronald Campbell is now enrolled at
Syracuse University. He sends us his mail-
ing address as 1000 So. Thompson St.,
Fred Davis can be reached at the Old
Post Road, Northford, Conn.
Cpl. Hardy L. Payor is overseas with
the IWATE Military Government Team,
APO 547, c/o Postmaster San Francisco.
He is in the Legal-Government Section
Roger Anderson is now studying at
Rhode Island State College.
Julian Kaplin has enlisted in the Army
and is stationed in Pusan, Korea. His mili-
tary address is Gen. Hdqts. Sixth Inf. Div.,
A.P.O. 6, San Francisco, Calif.
Clayton Lyons is living at 322-72 St.
No., Bergen, N. J.
Pvt. Alfred Kratiert, Jr., sends us his
address: Co. I. Mtr. Bn., Hq. 6? Su. Gp.,
G.H.Q. F.E.C., A.P.O. 500, San Francisco,
Al Lisi is head football, basketball, and
baseball coach at Marianapolis Academy
in Thompson, Conn. Al is living in Provi-
dence at 1 1 Almira St.
Henry Barr, Jr., is with the Monadnock
Paper Mills in Bennington, N. H.
Charles Mason writes that he is a car-
penter for the Cape Codder Hotel in
Falmouth, Mass. His home is at 26 Com-
monwealth Ave., North Attleboro, Mass.
Everett Gibbs, Jr., is living at 814 Dob-
son Ave., Evanston, 111.
Michael Cody writes us from Box 173,
Westhampton Beach, L. I., N. Y., and
says he intends to return to college in the
Steve Flanagan is studying at the Tri-
angle School of Drafting in Pittsburgh.
He is living in that city at 4052 Mintwood
John Martuccelli is an aviation cadet at
the NATB, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Leo Hartman is studying at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati and is living at 1937
Courtland Ave., Norwood, Ohio.
Raymond Haas is attending Wisconsin
Ray Ignatz writes he is doing electrical
work for Westinghouse in Cheehtowaga,
N. Y. His home is at Aurora Rd., Lan-
caster, N. Y.
Jean Gumcne is studying at Purdue Uni-
Morris Hutchinson is an accountant with
the Fort Dodge, Iowa, National Bank. He
is living there at 1229 5th Ave., No.
Ray Elser is hving at 1246 Buffalo Rd.,
Rochester 11, N. Y., and is going to night
school at the University of Rochester.
Cy Flanders, Jr., is playing third base
Their Military Background
► Military service statistics, compiled by
the Dean of Students in April, provide an
interesting glimpse at the current under-
graduate body at Brown. Twenty-one hun-
dred are veterans or reservists, including
men who served with the Greek, British,
and Italian armies and the Royal Canadian
Air Force. Of other veterans, 755 were
in the Navy. 630 in the Army, 341 in the
Army Air Force, 40 in the Naval Air
Force, 69 in the Marines, 30 in the Coast
Guard, 1 1 in the Merchant Marine, and
3 in the Maritime Service; 148 were IC,
particular service not designated on the
Du Pont Felloicihips
► Brown University is one of the in-
stitutions to which the Du Pont Company
has awarded post-graduate fellowships in
chemistry for 1947-48, a Wilmington an-
nouncement said in February. Each such
fellowship provides $1200 for a single per-
son or $1800 for a married person, together
with an award of $1000 to the University
to finance tuition and fees. Throughout the
nation Du Pont is setting up 74 fellowships
for 1946 as compared with 35 in 1945. i
on one of the camp teams at Ft. Bragg.
Norman DiSandro is living in Provi-
dence at 106 Langdon St.
Dave Zuber and Bert Blumenfeld are
attending the City College of New York.
Vincent Cook can be reached at RD.
No. 2, Cato, N. Y.
Joe Brown writes us from 1004 Chandler
St., Danville, 111., and says he is at present
a student. •
David Knights is shipper for the Mass.
Machine Shop, Inc. in Boston. He is hving
in Marblehead, Mass., at 18 Breystone
Chris Georges sends us an address at 72
12th St., Lowell, Mass.
Bruce Davis is enrolled at the Academy
of Aeronautics, LaGuardia Field, N. Y.
Anthony Cecconi is working as night
foreman for the Lefrancois Transfer and
Teaming Co. in Woonsocket, R. I.
Carlton Lowenberg is living at 93 Arnold
Ed Holmes writes that he is living at 42
Finch St., Rochester, N. Y. Ed is working
for the Retail Credit Co. there.
Bill Gallagher is living at Spencer Ave.,
Art Forrest, Mid'n 3d class in the navy,
is stationed at the Naval Air Station, Ot-
Augustine McNamee, Jr., is living at 57
Roanoke St. in Providence.
Malcolm Daniels writes us that he is
convalescing from the recurrence of
wounds (received while in service) at his
home at 87 Myrtle Ave., Cranston, R. I.
Tom Molder sends his address at 111
Victory Rd., Dorchester, Mass., and adds
that he is a molder at the Boston Naval
John Elliott is junior accountant for the
Otis Elevator Co. in Boston.
Bob Dunn is an insurance broker and
can be reached c/o Dunn and Fowler, 70
Pine St., New York 5, N. Y.
Charles McMurry is living in Cayce, Ky.
Joseph Giardino is a freshman at the
R. I. School of Pharmacy.
Carlton Cleveland is living at 1110 W.
Fullerton Ave., Chicago, 111.
Milton Levin is living in Providence at
242 Fourth St. He is now assistant treas-
urer for the United Plumbing and Heating
John Flodin writes he is sales representa-
tive for EFCO Distributors, Inc., in Provi-
dence. John's home is in Greenwood, R. I.,
at 1016 Greenwich Ave.
Ernest Forst is second mate for Bernuth.
Lembcke Co. in New York City. He gives
us a mailing address at 774 Albany St.,
Schenectady 7, N. Y.
Frank Bueche is special agent for the
New York Life Insurance Co. in Cincin-
nati. Frank's home address is 2963 Lischer
Tom LeGore is now a supervisor with
Universal Chemists in Boston, living at 14
Elm St., Hingham, Mass.
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY
"Brown and White"
You have more than made amends for
the pardonable omission of my son's name
in the original article on second-generation
Brown men. The block in the current is-
sue of the Allmni Monthly does the
You arc right that both of us are proud,
and now my classmates and other readers
of the Monthly will know that the
"White" line is being perpetuated at
Brown. After all, to whom are they re-
ferring when they sing, "Come_on, ye
loyal sons of 'Brown and White.' "
IRVING C WHITE 16
Washington. D. C,
continued from page 2
The trio, observing the class's 65th anni-
versary, was made up of Charles H. S.
Weaver, Rev. Frank Everett, and Dr. Wil-
liam H. Tolman. What a cheer they re-
ceived when the toastmaster introduced
them to the crowd.
► Another big hand was reserved for the
surprise announcement that Ralph Den-
ison '17, former Varsity pitching ace, had
come from Tokyo for his 30th. Not long
before leaving Japan he had played golf
with Gen. William C. Chace '16. A resi-
dent in the Orient since 1919, he is cur-
rently petroleum adviser in the Adjutant
Brown Alumni Monthly
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Board of Editors
CARLETON D. MORSE '1!
PROF. I. J. KAPSTEIN '26
DR. MOSES L. CROSSLEY '09
C. ARTHUR BRAITSCH '23
GEORGE F. TROY. JR. '31
GEORGE W. POTTER "21
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SECRETARIES OF BROWN CLUBS
i OF BROWN UNIVERSITY
Charles Evans Hughes '81
Henry Dexter Sharpe '94
Henry Merritt Wriston
Fred Tarbell Field '00
H. Stanton Smith "21
Vice-Presiden I s
F. Donald Bateman "2^
Nathaniel Blaisdell '83
Edward T. Brackett "14
William W. Browne "08
I. CunlifFe Bullock '02
Fred E. Schoeneweiss '20
_ William B. McCormick '23
= Ahimiii Executive Officer
= C Arthur Braitsch "23,
= J Richmond Fales "10, David G
= Fanning "25, Cyrus G. Flanders "18,
= S. Abbott Hutchinson "31, Nelson B.
= Jones "28. Carleton D. Morse "13.
= Fred A. Otis "03, Fremont E. Roper
I "11, Roy H. Smith "01, Chester S.
= Stackpole '22, Martin L. Tarpy "37,
i Sidney Wilniot "09. (11 Directors
= ii'ill be added b> appointment. j
Akron G. H. Gates "23, 2129 17th St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Alt.\ California (San Francisco) . . F. E. Roper '11, 2943 Elmwood Ct., Berkeley, Cal.
Amherst (Mass.) B. B. Wood '05, Mass. State College, Amherst, Mass.
Arizona Arthur L. Flagg '06, 29 Holly St., Phoenix, Ariz.
Baltimore C. P. Ives '25 c/o The Sun, Baltimore, Md.
B0.STON Edward T. Brackett '14, 3 5 Congress St., Boston 9, Mass.
Brown Engineering Assn. . . .A. M. Impagliazzo '34, Griscom Russell Co., 285 Madison Ave.
New York 17, N. Y.
Buffalo Dr. Harry W. Rockwell '03, State Teachers College, Buffalo, N. Y.
Canton Robert H. S. Kaufman '33, Carrollton Mfg. Co., Carrollton, O.
Chicago . Frederick P. Bassett, Jr., '33, 6246 Kenmore Ave.
Cincinnati Robert A. Stoehr, Jr. '27, 4785 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland Harry L. Hoffman, 18141 Clifton Rd., Lakewood 7, Ohio
Connecticut Valley (Springfield, Mass.) George F. Affleck '41, 5 Crystal Ave.,
Detroit Bruce N. Coulter '20, Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Fall River Arthur C. Durfee '22, 578 Osborn St., Fall River, Mass.
Georgia . . Norman P. Arnold '30, 2386 Alston Drive, Atlanta, Ga.
Hartford . Cyrus G. Flanders '18, Conn. State Employment Service, 414 Capitol Ave.,
Hawaii Warren C. Johnson '10, c/o OPA, lolani Palace, Honolulu, T. H.
Indiana William A. Dyer, Jr., '24, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Ind.
Kansas City ..... William B. Remington, Jr., '42, 2316 Burlington Rd., North Kansas City
Los Angeles W. W. Mann '28, 643 Moreno Ave., West Los Angeles, Cal.
Louisiana .... Dr. Dean H. Echols '27, Ochsner Clinic, 1428 First St., New Orleans, La.
Merrimack Valley James S. Eastham '19, 250 Stuart St., Boston, Mass.
Mid-Hudson Wm. Howard Young '16, 109 College Ave., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Milwaukee Leonard L. Oster '30, 1102 N. Third St., Milwaukee, Wis.
New Bedford Edward S. Burkle '36, 51 Liberty St., New Bedford, Mass.
New Haven Leonard W. Smith "13, 105 Wayland Ave., Hamden, Conn.
Newport John H. Greene, Jr. "15, Eustis Ave., Newport, R. I.
New York . . Mrs. Doris Johnston, New York Brown Club, 39 East 39th St.. N. Y. 16, N. Y.
North Shore (Mass.) S. A. Hutchinson "31, 27 Pilgrim Rd, Marblehead, Mass.
N. E. New York E. V. Mullenneaux, Jr. "43, 864 Mercer St., Albany, N. Y.
N E. Pennsylvania . . . Henry W. Peterson "21, 409 Miners Bank Bldg., Wilkes- Barre, Pa.
Northern New Jersey Roland D. Beck "20, 125 Willard Ave., Bloomfield, N. J.
Northwest (Seattle) S. H. Shefelman "20, 3620 42nd Ave., NE, Seattle, Wash.
Oklahoma Edwin J. Schermerhorn "34, 2824 So. Columbia Place, Tulsa, Okla.
Oregon Ashley Greene "21, 1207 Public Service Bldg., Portland 4, Ore.
Philadelphia Charles C. Myers "25, 317 Hamilton Road, Merion, Pa.
Plainfield Area Section 1 . . . Joseph K. Burwell "13, 165 Crescent Ave., Plainficld, N. J.
Providence Arthur H. Feiner "22, 49 Westminster St., Providence, R. I.
Rochester Balie P. Cantrell "28, 253 Alexander St., Rochester, N. Y.
Rocky Mountain Judge Joseph E. Cook "14, West Side Court, Denver Colo.
St. Louis . . Chapin S. Newhard "22, Newhard, Cook 6? Co., Fourth 6? Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.
Syracuse Earle C. Drake "24, Box 42, Eastwood Sta,, Syracuse, N. Y.
Texas Dr. Robert M. Pike "28, 6202 Vickery Blvd., Dallas 14, Tex.
Virginia Walter I. Dolbeare "23, 3213 Griffin Ave., Richmond 22, Va.
Washington, D. C. . . . Winthrop M. Southworth, Jr. "30, 3700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.,
Western Maine Robert F. Skillings "1 1, Room 50, City Bldg., Portland, Mc.
Western Penn . Gordon Ritchie, Jr., "24, 187 Broadway Dr., Pleasant Hills RD. No. 6,
Woonsocket Himan M. Caslowitz "28, P. O. Box 5 3 3, Woonsocket, R. I.
Worcester County (Mass.) . George E. Marble "00, 14 High Ridge Rd., Worcester, Mass.
Younostown Richard B. Wilson '12, 304 Dollar Bank Bldg., Youngstown, Ohio
ASSOCIATION OF CLASS SECRETARIES=
1879 __ Dr. Stephen A. Welch, 253 Washington St., President
1881 — F. H. Gifford, 380 County St.. New Bedford, Mass.
1882 — Charles H. S. Weaver, Fitchville, Conn.
1883 — Prof. H. P. Manning, 148 Governor St.
1884 — Col. W. M, P. Bowen, 635 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1885 — Frank Hail Brown, P. O. Box 1172, President
1886 — Prof. A. K. Potter, 212 Waterman St.
1887 — Dr. Edmund D. Chesebro, 2 Hawthorne St.
1888 — Prof. A. E. Watson, 30 Congdon St.
1889 — B. S. Blai.sdell, 539 Potters Ave.
1890 — Dr. Harry L. Grant, 297 Wayland Ave.
1891 — Frank L. Hinckley, 2200 Industrial Trust Bldg.
1892 — James C. Collins, 1030 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1893 — R. M. Brown, 60 Alfred Drowne Rd., West Barrington
1894 — Daniel F. George, 177 Brown St.
1895 — J. A. Tillinghast, 1204 Industrial Trust Bldg.
1896 — Charles R. Easton, 42 Westminster St.
1897 — George L. Miner, 276 Blackstone Blvd.
1898 — Thomas E. Steere, 21 Barnes St.
1899 — C. C. Remington, 902 Union Trust Bldg.
1900 — Clinton C. White, P.O. Box 1505.
1901 —William H. Hull, P.O. Box 1318.
1902 — Edward K. Aldrich, Jr., 3 3 Eddy St.
1903 — Fred A. Otis, 605 Hospital Trust Bldg.
19Q4 — Edmufid K. Arnold, 35 Lenox Ave.
1905 ^- Charles L. Robinson. 425 Brook St.
1906 — Percy Shires. 11 Thurston St.
1907 — Alfred H. Gurney. 14 Young Orchard Ave.
1908 — C. L. Grinnell, Main Rd., Tiverton, R. I.
1909 — Henry S. Chafee, P.O. Box 1342.
1910 — Elmer S. Horton, 2300 Industrial Trust Bldg.
191 1 — Charles P. Sisson, 117 Everett Ave.
1912 — Earl P. Perkins, 10 Gibson Ave., Narragansett, R. I.
1913 — Prof. L. T. Bohl, Brown University.
1914 — 0. Lester Woolley, 10 Wildwood Ave.
Charles P. Sisson "11, C/iairttian
— Sidney Clifford, 1503 Turks Head Bldg.
1915 — ...o,.^, ^ ...... .„.„„„.„„.
1916 — John W. Moore, 378 Auburn St., Cranston, R. I.
1917 — Earl M. Pearce, P.O. Box 1505.
1918 — Walter Adler, 1006 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1919 — Fred B. Perkins, 1204 Industrial Trust Bldg,
1920 — Henry C. Aylsworth, Allenton, R, I.
1921 — Alfred Mochau, 87 Irving Ave.
1922 — J. Wilbur Rikcr. 208 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1923 — W. C. Worthington, Brown University
1924 — P. A. Lukin, 2nd, Lawrence Fertig Q? Co., 149 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.
1925 — Thomas W. Taylor, 20 Benevolent St.
1926 — Jacob S. Temkin, 540 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1927 — Irving G. Loxley, 94 Albert Ave., Edgewood, R. I.
R. I. 1928 — Nelson B. Jones, Brown University.
1929 — Walter Ensign, 94 Slater Ave.
1930 — E. J. Farrell, 61 Daniel St., Pawtucket, R. I.
1931 — Frederick L. Harson, 570 Broad Street
1932 — Richard A. Hurley, Jr., 80 Don Ave., Rumfurd, R. I.
1933 — Franklin A. Hurd, 5 Meredith Drive, Cranston. R. I.
1934 — Bancroft Littlefield, 1109 Hospital Trust Bldg.
1935 — Alfred H. Joslin, 100 Hazard Ave.
1936 — Robert W. Kenyon. 433 Westminster St.
1937 — Martin L. Tarpy, 36 Prince St., Pawtucket, R. I.
1938 — Paul W. Welch, 26 Gaspee Point Drive.
1939 — Charles W. Gustavesen, Jr., 12 Burlington St.
1940 — Joseph C. Harvey, 55 Mountain Ave., Riverside
1941 — John R. Mars, Culver Mil. Academy, Culver, Ind.,
1942 — William I. Crooker, Brown University.
1943 — William H. Sullivan, 1928 Cranston St., Cranston, .
1944 — W. S. Maxwell Montgomery, 26 Linden St., Brooklinc, Mass.
1945 — James O. Starkweather, 23 Autenrieth Road. Scarsdale, N. Y.
1946 — Hugh A. W. MacNair, Chase C-41, Soldiers" Field, Boston 63, Mass.
1947 — Richard W. Carpenter, 2514 4th Ave., S., Minneapolis 8, Minn.
1947 — Richard M. Morris, 75 Division St., North Attleboro, Mass.,
Klew £n«iand Deputy.
15, R. I.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all addresses are in Providence.