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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Comniencenient Jottings 



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 
didn't budge. 

► 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 
Pastore's aide.) 

► 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 
continuing ovation. 

► 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 
Anthony '26. 

► 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- 
tional Center. 

► 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 
Meiklejohn '93. 

► 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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BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



JULY-AUGUST 
VOL. XLVIII 



1947 
NUMBER 1 



Pitblis/ied seven times a year in August, October, December, January, February, April, and June by Brown University, Provi- 
dence 12, R. I, Admitted to the second class of mail matter under the Act of August 24, 1912, at the Providence Post Office. 



► ► 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 
commissioned. 




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 
Cominencenient Day. 

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- 
pending wedding. 

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- 
tember issue.) 

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- 
tary. I 

"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 



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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 
of Providence.) 

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- 
ment." 

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 
interest." 

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 
business executive. 

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 
educational enterprises. 

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 
of friends. 

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 
nations." 

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 < 




H. STANTON 
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. < 



8 



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- 
ries. 

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 



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► 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 
'20. 

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." 



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THE GENERAL STAFF 
OF THE HOUSING AND 
DEVELOPMENT CAM- 
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 



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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 
to $2,897,452.) 

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 
high. 

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 
the meeting. 

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 

Brown Library. 

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 
the libraries. 



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 
use. 

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 
'80 Scholarship. 

From the Brown Club of Providence, $500 for a prize 
scholarship. 

From a group of friends of John Gordon Ives, $800 for the 
John Gordon Ives Memorial Scholarship in Pembroke 
College. 

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- 
lowship Fund. 

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 
Scholarships. 



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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' 

ship Fund. 
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. 

Abramson '25. 
From Arthur D. Little, Inc., $783.33 for a fellowship in 

Chemistry. 
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 

biology. 
From the American Cancer Society, $3,249.51 for research 

in biology. 
From the Social Science Research Council, $1,000 for re 

search on the Brown Papers. 
From the Research Corporation, $3,000 for research in 

chemistry. 

BEQUESTS 
► From the Estate of Joseph Zarmon Heyer "11, 

$1,258.08. 
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 

salaries. 
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. 

OTHER GIFTS 

► From Mrs. Henry F. Lippitt, 128 books chiefly of the 

16th and 17th centuries. 

From Gorton Thayer Lippitt, 458 miscellaneous family 
papers. 

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 
writings. 

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 
and periodicals. 

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 
items. 

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 
Yacht Club. 

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 



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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 
dearly love. 

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 
session . 

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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. 
Nadler '47. 

Three bands, more than ever before, 
played the familiar ceremonious strains of 
Wally Reeves" Brown Commencement 
March. ^ 



44 



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." 




iijuujL* 



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.) 

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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 
country. 

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 
connections: 

"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- 
cate them. 

"4. The services he conducted in fra- 
ternity houses during the war when a mem- 
ber was reported dead in combat or other 
military service. 

"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- 
mary, 

"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 
his arm. 

President Wm. Howard Young 
"16 had hit upon this effective de- 
vice of identifying himself to the 
newcomer. ^ 




NEW YORK CHOSE Robert C. 
Lilrhfield '23 lo be President of 
its Brown University Club next 
year. 

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 
the diners. 

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 

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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- 
ergan. 

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 
same night. 

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 
game. 

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. 
O'Brien "27. 

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. 

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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- 
ders. 

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. 

i 

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 

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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- 
lowing. 

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 



< M 




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 
story. 

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 
national distribution.) 

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 
best seller. 

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 
know. ^ 



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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, 
sharing. 

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 

School. 

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." ^ 

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my Lalage and sing, under my breath, to 
her alone." 

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 
reverie. 

"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 

Headliners < 



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 
usefulners." 

"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 
stage manager. 

"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 
islands.)" 

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 
Brown. 

Like her husband, Miss Duckworth has 
been connected with the Theatre Guild 
and played in a large number of hits and 
near-hits. ^ 

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. ^ 

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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- 
geles. 

"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 
economy. 

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. 



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"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 



Sir: 

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 
bond. 

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. 

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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 

Providence 

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 
Wyncote, Pa. 

* * ^^ 

Have noticed Brown is getting better 
and more publicity lately. 

C. C. MYERS "25 
Philadelphia 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 
Vital Statistics i 

ENGAGEMEISTS 

* * 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 
Robinson 13. 

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- 
han. 

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. 
Wiesel. 

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, 
USN. 

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. 

WEDDiyCS 

> 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, 
Conn. 

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, 
Conn. 

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. 
25, 1947. 

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. 

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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., 
Providence. 



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. 

BIRTHS 

► 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 
28, 1947. 

1936— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knobel 
of Miami, Fla., a girl, Sherrill Lynn, March 
11, 1947. 

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 
14, 1947. 

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. 
20, 1947. 

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. 
18, 1947. 



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 
6, 1947. 

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 

1882 

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. 

1890 

Rev. Abram LeGrand, D.D., has be- 
come interim pastor of the Summit Ave. 
Baptist Church in Jersey City, N. J. 
1891 

We note with regret the death of Mrs. 
Alice A. Taft, widow of Robert W. Taft 
'91. 

1892 

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. 
1893 

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. 

1894 

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 



Hawaiian Chronicle 

► 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 
Hawaii." ^ 



B. HARCOLRT "43 

takes great satisfaction in the good men 
who have come to Brown from Pough- 
keepsie. 

1895 
George E. Smith sends us his address at 
71 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

1897 

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 
Connecticut. 

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 
Ave., Albany. 

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. 

1898 

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- 



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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- 
and'get-it basis. 

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 
village. 

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. 

1899 

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 
Press. 

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. 

1900 

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- 
trolling Equipment." 

1901 

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. 



1902 

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 
Townshend, Vt. 

1903 

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. 
1904 

Herbert Stowell sends a new address at 
Room 616, 49 Westminster St., Providence, 
R. I. 

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. 
1905 

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. 
1907 

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 
briefly. 

Eugene DeMerritt is signal engineer for 
what he abbreviates as "the C. of Ga. Ry. 
Co." He is living at 125 Buford Place, 
Macon, Ga. 

1908 

Although Harry A. Ehmke- had been ill 
for some time, word of his death came as a 



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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 

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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. 

1909 

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 
school affairs. 

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- 
tire. 

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- 
ciated .41unini. 

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. 

1910 

Harold L'Amoureux is floor superintend- 
ent for the R. H. White Corp. in Boston. 
His address is 34 Elm St., Jamaica Plain 30, 
Mass. 

Winfield Potter writes that he is prin- 
cipal of the High School in Foxboro, 
Mass. 

Joseph Bliss sends his address at 123 
Airemore Drive, New Rochelle, N. Y. 
1911 

Charles P. Sisson has been named gen- 
eral chairman of the 1947 Red Feather 
campaign of Rhode Island Community 
Chests. 

1912 

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. 

1913 

Clarence Philbrick has been re-elected 
chairman of the Friends of the Library of 
Brown University. 

Commodore Leighton Bohl was recently 
honored at a dinner held by the Rhode 
Island Yacht Club. 

1914 

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. 

1915 

Dr. Ralph L. Blanchard of the Depart- 
ment of English at Brown University has 

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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 
tribunals. 

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. 
1916 

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. 

1917 

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, 
Baltimore. Md. 

1918 

George C. Hull of the Providence 
Eveninf!. BuIIetiti attended the final seminar 
of the American Press Institute at Colum- 
bia. 

Edward Butler, who writes that he is a 
business broker, is living at 4061 Hill St., 
Huntington Park, Calif. 
1919 

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. 
1920 

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- 
Burma sector. 

Kenneth Bitting's .son, Kenneth H. 
Bitting, Jr., recently became engaged to 
Miss Adelaide Hare Powcl of Providence. 
1921 

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, 
we hear. 

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, 
Ca!. 

Coe S. Mills is now living at P. O. Box 
5 52, Midland, Texas. 

1922 

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 
preparation. 

Lawrence Whitcomb has- become Presi- 
dent-Elcct of the Pennsylvania Academy of 
Science and will take office at the 1948 
Spring Meeting. 

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, 
Inc. 

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- 
mencement time. 

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. 

i 



delphia in the Provident Trust Building. 
The firm is Cummings, Stewart, and 
Palmer. 

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. 

192.3 

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- 

26 



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. " ^ 



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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 
Silverton, Colo. 

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 
trade. 

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." 

1924 

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 
term. 

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- 
licity. 



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 
magazine. 

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- 
tion." 

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. 

1925 

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- 
ment exercises. 



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- 
man, Mass. 

Llewellyn B. Van Doren sends a new 
address at 108 Glenbrook Rd., Morris 
Plains, N. J. 

1926 

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 
Hartsdale. 

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., 
Cambridge, Mass. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 

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. 

1927 

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 
our informant. 

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 
this June. 

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- 
versity St. 

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< 
Co. 

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, 
N. Y. 

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, 
Conn. 

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. 




NORMAN MaeKAY 
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. 

1928 

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, 
N. Y. 

Julian L. Solinger has been promoted 
from a.ssistant professor to associate pro- 
fessor of biology at Simmons College in 
Boston. 

Holdswfirth G. Minnigerode is now con- 
sul to the American Consulate at Karachi, 
India. 

Richard A. Chase is now overseas as 
an army librarian. His prsent address is 

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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, 
N. Y. 

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 
York City. 

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, 
Cal. 

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, 

1929 

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- 
bury, Conn. 

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, 
Cal. 

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. 

1930 

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 
Pittsburgh. 

HAL CARVER 

1931 

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- 
sted Mills. 

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, 
N.J. 



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, 
N. Y. 

Laurence Reid writes that he is man- 
ager of the Art Jewelry Co. in Plymouth, 
Mass. His home is at School St., Kingston, 
Mass. 

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., 
Muskegon, Mich. 

1932 

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." 

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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, 
N. Y. 

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." 

1933 

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, 
1. 

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 
of America. 

Preston D. Mitchell sends a new address 
at 25280 Shore View Drive, Euclid 23, 
Ohio. 

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 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



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, 
Conn. 

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- 
pelier, Vt. 

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, 
N. Y. 

1934 

Harry Jackson has been elected vice- 
president and director of G. H. Jackson 
Co., a general insurance brokerage in New 
York City. 

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 
Angeles, Cal. 




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 
going west. 

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 
Hills. 

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- 
tral Hotel. 

L. Richard Fried is in the import-export 
line with Eciraex Co., Inc., in New York 
City. He lives at the Sagamore Farm, 
Stamford, Conn. 

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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 
School. 

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. 

1935 

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 
campaign. 

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- 
dence, 

Gordon Salmonsen is general manager of 
the Wiehl Nash, Inc. in Bridgeport, Conn, 
His home address is 269 Puritan Rd., Fair- 
field, Conn. 

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. 

1936 

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 
possibility recently. 



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 
Times i 



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 
the skin. 

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 
of Mexico. 

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, 
Methis, Tenn. 

Lt. Comdr. Leon Eisman, USNR, has 
been recalled to active duty and is with the 
Epidemiology Unit No. 24, N.O.B., Nor- 
folk, Va. 

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, 
R. I, 

George Munde is living at 407 Dakota 
St., Norman, Okla. 

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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. 

1937 

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- 
motive equipment. 

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 
Lebanon, Pa. 

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, 
Mass. 

Richard Emery is assistant operations 
manager for the Isthmian Steamship Co. in 
New York. His home address is at 1225 
Park Ave. 

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 
County, Pa. 

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 
Northwestern University. 

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- 
ton. 

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 
month. 

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- 
ton. 

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 
is. 

Russell Smith is now at the English 
Dept. of Cleveland College, Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

Hugh Wallace is working as analyst 
with The California Bank in Los Angeles. 
He is living at 1845 Hope St. in South 
Pasadena. 

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, 
Fla. 

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, 
D. C. 

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, 
Bethesda, Md. 

D. Stuart Campbell writes he is restaura- 
teur with the Cape Cod Cottages Inc. in 
Los Angeles. 

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, 
Wilmington. 

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, 
Mass. 

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 
it." < 



1938 

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 
psychologist. 

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.) 
College. 

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. 
in Newport. 

Samuel Strong is at Carleton College in 
Northfield, Minn. 

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- 
bridge, Mass. 

Howard Jordan is a partner in the Case 
and Jordan Co., tire distributors, in 
Phoenix, Ariz. His address; Route 2, Box 
262, Phoenix. 

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., 

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British Continental Sales Co., Inc. in New 
York City. 

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 
York City. 

1939 
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 
River, Mass. 

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- 
dence. 

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., 
Brookline, Mass. 



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 
your campus?" 

That was a big order for a school 
that has been in business since 1764. 



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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 
Scranton, Pa. 

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 
war. 

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 
captain. 

Earl Metzger is an examiner with the 
U. S Civil Service Commission in Atlanta, 
Ga. 

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, 
Mich, 

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 
O.P.A. 

Harold Speel is living at 100 Miller St., 
Wickford. 

1940 

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 
California. 

Ray McCulloch is working for the Vet- 
erans Administration in Boston and is at- 
tending Boston College Law School in the 
evenings. 

Curtis Warren writes that he is a student 
at Penn. 

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 
paper. 

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- 
writer.) 

Korean Headache 

► ► 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- 
pective organizations. 

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. ^ 

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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 
the fixings," 

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- 
town, Ky. 

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, 

R. I. 

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 
Columbia. 

George Sawyer notifies us of a change 
of address to 117 Thompson Terrace Plan, 
Castle Shannon Post Office, Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

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- 
pect, 111. 

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, 
N, Y. 

Henry Wilder, living at 2515 K, St. 
NW, Washington, D. C, is an instructor 
in the sales division of American ,^irlines, 
Inc. 

1941 

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 
Tech. 

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. 

1942 

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, 
Mass. 

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 
Hughes, 1881. 

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, 
1916. i 



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 
and 1945. 

Robert Rogerson is out of the Navy and 
is now living at 328 Allen St., Lansing, 
Mich. 

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. 
there. 

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- 
vard. 

Jim Lukens is a chemist for E. R. Squibb 
y Sons in New Brunswick, N. J. His 
home is at 310 Elberon Ave., AUenhurst, 
N.J. 

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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. 

1943 

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 
business. 

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 
Tele.uram. 

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. 
Research Department. 

Lt. John D. Bacon will make a Naval Re- 
serve cruise to northern European ports 
this summer. 

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 
Marino, Cal. 

Kingsley Meyer is in the Sales Depart- 
ment of the Davol Rubber Co. in Provi- 
dence. 

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 
Insurance Co. 

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, 
Ohio. 

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. 

1944 

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 
River, Mass. 

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 
Haven, Conn. 

Ray Huling is a special agent for the 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
in Providence. 

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 
Boston University. 

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 
the war. 

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- 
chester, Conn. 

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. 

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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 
last October. 

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 
Law School. 

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, 
Conn. 

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., 
Hartford. 

1945 
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 
New York. 

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 
Business School. 

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 
Chicago. 

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 
Providence. 

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- 
poration. 

Ed Fiorento recently signed to play with 
the Bo.=ton Yanks of the National Foot- 
ball League next fall. 

1946 

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 
Design. 

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., 
Apt. 303. 

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 
July. 

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, 
Mass. 

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, 
Pa. 

Sgt. Paul Hicks is doing recruiting work 
in Ft. Payne, Ala. 

Carl Becker provides us with a new 
address: 105 Kenmore Ave., Forest Hills, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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 

36 



the H y F Binch Co., Inc. in Glens Falls, 
N. Y. 

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. 

1947 

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 
talking about. 

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. 
Huh!" i 



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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., 
in Springfield. 

Ed McGowan is a sales trainee with the 
Associate Hospital Service Insurance Co. 
He is living in Brooklyn at 1351 Hancock 
St. 

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- 
dence. 

Joseph Dowling, Jr., and Bob Lord are 
medical students at Tufts. 

Maurice Alley, Jr., is attending the 
Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, 
Oklahoma. 

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., 
Brookline, Mass. 

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 
Paint Co. 

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 
Alpha. < 

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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 
Corp. 

Tec 5 Philip Curtis, Jr., is stationed at 
Camp Lee, Va., in the Q.M. Board De- 
tachment 

John DuPoint is a student at Harvard 
and is living at 100 Fair Oaks Ave., New- 
ton, Mass. 

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- 
tana. 

Howard Craft is a student in Ypsilanti, 
Michigan. 

Rev. Norman Brooks is minister for the 
Lyonsville Congregational Church at La- 
Grange, 111. 

Henry Anthony is a student at Eckel's 
College of Mortuary Science in Phila- 
delphia. 

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 
Polytechnic Institute. 

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, 
Hingham, Mass. 

George Goeke is now at the Fairlcigh 
Dickenson Junior College in Rutherford, 
N.J. 

Bob Buckingham informs us he is an 
engineering aide at Langley Field, Va. His 
home is at 2203 Parish Ave., Newport 
News, Va. 

Tom Kavanzajian, now at New York 
University, was spoken of as a "veteran 
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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 
St., Providence. 

John Elmer, Jr., is in sales work for Foss 
U Co. in Bridgeton, N. J. 

Al Crowell is at the Harvard Graduate 
School. 

Tec y James Heaton is stationed in 
Korea. His military address: Hdqs., 7th 
Inf. Div. (A.G.Sec.) A.P.O. 7, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

Rufus Fuller, III, is a graduate assistant 
in the Biology Department at Amherst Col- 
lege. 

Arthur Bussey is working as timekeeper 
for the Gammino Construction Co. in Man- 
chester, Conn. 

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. 
Calif. 

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 
Providence. 

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 
Claire Bosworth. 

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 
the fall. 

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, 
Mass. 

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, 
Va. 

1948 

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 
recently. 

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. 

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He can be reached at 1435 Pasadena Ave., 
Omaha, Neb. 

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, 
Mass. 

Harold Buckner is doing civil engineer- 
ing in Cleburne, Texas. 

Paul Garabedian is going to the Harvard 
Graduate School. His mailing address is 
Norton, Mass. 

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 
Teachers College. 

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 
Harrison Ave. 

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., 
Wellesley Hills. 

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., 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

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- 
ner College. 

1949 

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 
married." ^ 



Ronald Campbell is now enrolled at 
Syracuse University. He sends us his mail- 
ing address as 1000 So. Thompson St., 
Jackson, Michigan. 

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 
office. 

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, 
Calif. 

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 
fall. 

Steve Flanagan is studying at the Tri- 
angle School of Drafting in Pittsburgh. 
He is living in that city at 4052 Mintwood 
Street. 

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 
University. 

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- 
versity. 

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 
cards. ^ 



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 
Rd. 

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 
St., Providence. 

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., 
East Greenwich. 

Art Forrest, Mid'n 3d class in the navy, 
is stationed at the Naval Air Station, Ot- 
tumwa, Iowa. 

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 
Shipyard. 

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. 
1950 
Milton Levin is living in Providence at 
242 Fourth St. He is now assistant treas- 
urer for the United Plumbing and Heating 
Supply Co. 

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 
Ave. there. 

Tom LeGore is now a supervisor with 
Universal Chemists in Boston, living at 14 
Elm St., Hingham, Mass. 

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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 

"Brown and White" 

Sir: 

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 
trick nicely. 

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, 



► Jottings 



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 
General's office. 



Brown Alumni Monthly 

Published bjr Brouin University for its Alumni 

UEMBEK, AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL 

Board of Editors 

CARLETON D. MORSE '1! 

Chairman 
PROF. I. J. KAPSTEIN '26 
Vice-chairman 
DR. MOSES L. CROSSLEY '09 
C. ARTHUR BRAITSCH '23 
GEORGE F. TROY. JR. '31 
GEORGE W. POTTER "21 
CHAUNCEY S. WHEELER '09 



CHESLEY WORTHINGTON '23 
Manager-Editor 



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SECRETARIES OF BROWN CLUBS 



I ASSOCIATED 

I Alumni 

i OF BROWN UNIVERSITY 



Honorary Chairmen 

Charles Evans Hughes '81 
Henry Dexter Sharpe '94 
Henry Merritt Wriston 
Fred Tarbell Field '00 



= President 



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 



= Treas 



= Secretary 



Fred E. Schoeneweiss '20 



_ William B. McCormick '23 

= Ahimiii Executive Officer 

= Directors 

= 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 



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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, 

Pittsburgh 10 

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. 
President. 

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