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ALUMN I MO NTH LY 




ALUMNI TRUSTEE CANDIDATES 




MAXWELL BARUS '10 H. C. BUMPUS, JR., 12 



GERALD DONOVAN '12 





DONALD CLARKE RUBEL '23 



Brown Alumni Monthly 

Published by Brown Unhnsily for its Alumni 
MEMBER, AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL 

Board of Editors 

C. ARTHUR BRAITSCH '23 
Chairman 

GEORGE W. POTTER '21 
Vice-Chairman 

H. STANTON SMITH '21 
GARRETT D. BYRNES '26 
PROF. I. J. KAPSTEIN '26 
H. LINUS TRAVERS 27 
GEORGE F. TROY, JR. 31 



CHESLEY WORTHINGTON '23 
Manager-Editor 

Entered at the Providence Post Office 
as second-class matter 



VOL. XLIX 



MAY. 1949 



NO. 9 




HAROLD STANTON SMITH "21 

TO OUR READERS 

y ^ This issue of the Brown Alumni 
Monthly comes to you without its familiar 
envelope. We are trying an experiment 
to determine whether we can handle our 
mailings to your satisfaction and ours 
without such cover. 

If we can do without the envelopes, we 
shall be able to save more than $1500 a 
year which Brown University and/or this 
magazine can readily employ for another 
purpose. 

The envelopes formerly served a useful 
function in permitting us to address them 
and sort them geographically by postal 
districts ahead of time. They were ready 
when the magazine came off the press, so 
that it was necessary only to stufT the en- 
velopes and mail. Now this factor is less 
important since an additional stencil file 



SAMUEL TEMKIN '19 

is maintained on a geographical basis and 
pre-sorting is thus automatic. 

We know that the envelopes have other 
advantages, principal among which is the 
protection they afford the magazine in 
the mail. However, we use a high quality 
stock for our covers — better than some 
other periodicals which come to you with- 
out envelopes and generally arrive in pret- 
ty fair shape. Envelopes also carry a con- 
siderable amount of useful instruction 
about forwarding, guarantee of retiirn 
postage, etc. They leave the magazine 
without the slight disfigurement of an ad- 
dress on front or back cover. But is it 
worth $1500 or more to gain such bene- 
fits as there are from use of the envelope? 

We want to find out. We want to watch 
the process for a month, experimentally. 
We want you to tell us what you think 
about the economy. A 



BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



MAY, 1949 
VOL. XLIX NUMBER 9 



Published monthly {except in August and September) by Brown University, Providence, IS, R. I. 
Admitted to the second class of mail matter under the Act of August 24, 19 IS, at theProvidence Post Office. 



► ► Ready for the Reunion of Reunions 



y ^ All else is bonus. The committee for the Alumni 
Dinner has built up a first-rate program of entertainment 
for the night of Friday, June 17. The head-table line-up 
is strong, the dinner will be a good one, and the specialties 
are right for the sentiments and pleasures of Commence- 
ment time. But at the basis of it all the irresistible attrac- 
tion for Brown men is the fact that everybody gets to 
see everybody. It was true in Andrews Hall last June; 
it will be true again there this year. 

The five-year Classes expect record-breaking reunions 
in 1949, according to the early and hearty response, and 
those men will be back at Brown for the closest lasting 
human relationship College brings. On Commencement 
Day the off-year Classes swell their ranks for the "march 
down the Hill" with the graduates. No one would 
minimize the rewards and importance of those events. 
But the real "reunion of reunions" has come to be the 
All-Alumni Dinner where you see all of your College 
contemporaries who are back, including Faculty. It re- 
news and refreshes those personal ties that you think of 
when you sing "Strong Is the Voice that Calls from the 
Hill." Though the alumni may scatter the next morning 
to Cape Cod clubs, to Bayside hotels, to South County 
resorts, and again this year to a fair number of dormitory 
based reunions, everyone is together Friday night at 
the start of the Commencement weekend on the campus 
itself. The Association of Class Secretaries, representing 
more than 60 Classes, has succeeded in its postwar cam- 
paign to bring Brown men back to College Hill. 
► Harry H. Burton '16, Chairman of the Alumni Din- 
ner Committee, realized all this and made an early start 
in his plans for this pivotal affair. He impressed upon his 
group its responsibility and they have met it with a pro- 
gram complete and inviting. Serving with Mr. Burton 
are Roger T. Clapp '19, Lewis S. Milner '02, William 
Potter '42, J. Wilbur Riker '22, Howard F. Eastwood '29, 
and William N. Davis, University Director of Dining 
and Residence. 

On the evening of June 1 7, the alumni \A\\ gather on 
the terrace of Andrews Hall, 108 Cushing St., at 6. 
Dinner will be served at 6:30, with Classes sitting to- 
gether. Tables seat 10, and each will have its Class 
numeral. Prepared in advance will be a roster listing all 
those present — a copy will be at each place to let you 
know who is in the hall and help you locate them. ( Early 
reservation is necessary in order to assure a seat with 
your Class. ) There will be plenty of Brown spirit through 
the meal. Music will be in the capable hands of Earl P. 
Perkins '12 and Earl M. Pearce '17, while the Class of 
1924 threatens to provide a real barber-shop quartet 
made up of bona fide members of the SPEBSQSA. 

After dinner, H. Stanton Smith '21, President of the 
Associated Alumni, will open the meeting by presenting 
Brown Bear Awards to one or more alumni whose service 



to Brown has been conspicuously deserving of recogni- 
tion. This "tapping" will be a closely guarded secret 
until the moment of presentation. The token is a bronze 
statuette, of which previous recipients have been: Dr. 
Moses L. Crossley '09, Dr. John J. Morrissey '10, the 
late Col. Karl D. Gardner '13, Quentin Reynolds '24, W. 
Earl Sprackling '10, Dr. William W. Browne '08, the late 
Alexander Graham '06, the late Dennis F. O'Brien '98, the 
late Albert B. Meacham '96, Ralph M. Palmer '10, Na- 
thaniel Blaisdell '83, Henry S. Chafee '09, Lewis S. 
Milner '02, William P. Burnham '07, the late Col. G. 
Edward Buxton '02, and Senator Fred C. Broomhead '05. 
► The speaking will be keyed to the gayety of the 
evening — and the whole weekend, for that matter. 
President Wriston will share the honors with Furber 
Marshall '19, President of the Pharis Tire and Rubber 
Co., a lively personality and a reliable wit. He is used 
to being a President. He was President of his Class and 
the Athletic Association at Rogers High in Newport, 
where he prepared for College. He was President of the 
Freshman Class at the University of Pennsylvania before 
transferring to Brown. He was President-elect of the 
Cammarian Club before entering the Army in the first 
World War. He has been President of the Bendix Service 
Corporation and the Marshall Asbestos Corporation 
before going to Newark, Ohio, in 1943 as Pharis President. 
He was also with Petroleum Service Corporation for a 
time in the '20s but only as a Vice-President. 

Marshall was a gridiron great at Brown University on 
the teams of 1915, 1916, and 1917 and was not ignored 
by the pickers of Ail-American teams. Ineligible to play 
during the 1915 season because of transfer rules, he 
nevertheless worked with the scrubs that fall and played 
his first game for Brown as a member of the Rose Bowl 
team. On the basis of his play the following season, 
Marshall was rated by Coach Ed Robinson as one of 
Brown's greatest all-time ends. He returned to Provi- 
dence to help his old coach turn out the teams of 1924 
and 1925. Like Robbie, he was laying the foundation for 
the Iron-Man team of 1926 and should share in the credit. 

Few alumni are more loyal than Marshall. It has 
been noted that he will travel a thousand miles at the 
drop of a hat, just to be with another Brown man. Alumni 
will recall his bright enthusiasms at many a Brown dinner 
in New York, Providence, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. 
He'll be back for his 30th reunion this year. 
y For toastmaster the committee has picked a winner 
in J. Harold Williams '18, internationally famed as a 
Boy Scout Executive and holder of a Brown honorary 
degree for his service to American youth. He was toast- 
master of the most successful of the pre-war Alumni 
Homecoming dinners and other memorable affairs. He 
has the sense of humor, sense of timing, and gift of gab 
that makes him ideal as a master of ceremonies. The 



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JUNE PLANNERS: In good season the eoniniittee on the "Reunion of Reunions" has made its plans. Seated, 
left to right, at a reeeni meeting: Lewis S. Milner '02. Chairman Harrv 11. Burton '16, Treasurer Raymond H. 
Abbott '43, J. Wilbur Riker '22; Howard F. Eastwood '29 and William Potter '42 are standing. Not present: 
Roger T. Clapp "19 and William N. Davis. (Photo Lab photo by Henderson) 



ingredients are there for a sparkling evening, which the 
committee estimates will be through around 9:20 and 
permit the diners to plan on getting to their reunion 
headquarters or the campus Class Night dance in good 
season. 

Among those at the head table will be Dr. William W. 
Browne '08, President-elect of the Associated Alumni, 
who will also be presented. 

It was the happy experience of the overflow crowd 
at Andrews Hall a year ago that the food from the new 
kitchen was fine, the acoustics good, and the setting 
agreeable. All comparisions with previous locations for 
the Alumni Dinner were highly fa\orable to the new 
dormitory hall. Incidentally, it contributed to the low 
price charged for the affair, and savings arc again repre- 
sented in the $3.00 scale for 1949. As was the case last 
year, there will be no mailing pieces about the dinner, fol- 
lowing the decision of the committee to concentrate its 
advertising and publicity in the ALUMNI MONTHLY. 
A reminder will come with your ballot, but don't look 
for other notice through the mail. We're trying to tell 
the story right here, in these pages and on the back cover 
of this issue and elsewhere. This economy helps makes 
possible the $3.00 rate at which the dinner can pay for 
itself, even though there is no skimping on program or 
menu. 

The size of the hall, it happens, is the only hitch in 
the arrangements. Accommodation is assured for 600 
dinners, but for few more. There is no likelihood of 
tickets for any over the 600 (and there were disappoint- 
ments last year, in spite of the special effort made to 
extend the capacity). Chairman Burton's warning, 
therefore, is this: Make your reservation at once; don't 



be shut out. Use the coupon on the back cover at once. 
Incidentally, the committee requests an individual res- 
er\ation and check from each alumnus, even where large 
Class delegations are expected. (Most reunion charges 
do not include this event, although it is on their schedule 
of events.) 

Reservations, with check, made payable to Raymond 
H. Abbott, Treasurer, should be sent to him at 50 South 
Main St., Post Office Box 1436, Providence, R. I. Ask 
for fish, if that is your preference, for a special ticket 
will facilitate serving. And, by the way, Mr. Abbott 
will be able to give any Class officer a list of reservations 
from his Class at any time. 

Before the dinner (and throughout the Commence- 
ment period) the University Club at 219 Benefit St. is 
keeping "open house." In addition, many Classes have 
arranged cocktail parties for their members in private 
homes or in other Providence Clubs. ^ 

Picking Brown's Freshmen 4 

{An Open Letter from the Dean of Admission) 
FELLOW BROWN MEN: 

This is the big month. By Memorial Day the Board 
of Admission will have gone through about 3000 applica- 
tions and will have chosen an entering Class of 600 for 
next fall. We will no longer be everybody's friends. It 
will be open season on Admission Officers. 

Hundreds — yes, thousands — of Brown men have 
expressed an active interest again this year in the applica- 
tions of particular boys — their sons, their nephews, 
or sons of fi lends, neighbors, or business associates. We 
hope that all the alumni who write to us will under- 



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stand from our acknovvlcdgnicnts that the boys whom 
they are sponsoring will receive special attention. But 
it is inevitable that there must be many disappointments. 

E\ery son of a Brow n man \vho applies and who wants 
to go to Brown is accepted if it seems clear that he can 
do the work. We think this is only right, although it 
means that some Brown sons enter evci-y year who are 
below the competitixe level expected of other applicants. 
We ti7 very hard to gi\e siinilar breaks to other boys xvho 
have close relatixes who are Brown men. 

Whenever a boy is rejected — whether his father is a 
Brown man or not — we are keenly conscious of the 
fact that disappointment, even heartbreak, ensues. We, 
therefore, consider eveiy applicant carefully and com- 
pletely, studying his school record, the recommendation 
of his .school principal or headmaster, his College Board 
test scores, his references, the interview report, any any- 
thing else that helps to tell us the kind of scholar and the 
kind of boy he is. The decision is basically academic, 
since, of course the business of a student's life is scholastic 
achic\ement. However, we are always looking for the 



all-around, boy — the boy who is not only a student but 
al-so a potential contributor in extra-curricular activities, 
the boy who, in other words, will be completely adapt- 
able to the Brown community. We want, therefore, boys 
who will be active on the Herald, in Sock and Buskin, on 
the baseball team, in the band, the B.C. A., or the Yacht 
Club. But any boy must be able to meet the academic 
standards, since it would be unfair to admit him other- 
wise. The tragedy of rejection is nothing like the tragedy 
of failure and dismissal. 

We make mistakes, we admit a few boys every year 
who fail, and we probably reject some boys e\ery year 
who might ha\c succeeded. However, we do our best to 
give individual attention to eveiyone with whom wc are 
concerned — boys, parents, alumni, and school people. 
Errors come not from lack of effort or good will. 

It is our primary function to choose the best class we 
lan, but we welcome questions, advice, even criticism — 
anything that will help us to give better service in the 
interest of a better Brown. 

EMERY R. W.-\LKER 



► ► 



The Housing Campaign: a Vital Period 



^ y With contrihitions crowding the four-million 
mark at the end of March. Chairman Claude R. Branch 
'07 announced in early April that the second phase of 
the Housing and Development Campaign was pushing 
its efforts in New York State, was under way in Mass- 
achusetts, and ready to go in Rhode Island. The Rhode 
Islanders had finished enlisting their personnel (in the 
hundreds) and had a splendid organization which was to 
be briefed in a series of Fauncc House meetings. A 
similar recruiting job had been carried out successfully 
and enthusiastically in the Bay State, where the active 
appeal had started. 

The reports from New \'ork lent headquarters as much 
encouragement as did the Connecticut drive which broke 
all records for particpation in a college campaign. First 
returns were from upstate where the response was well 
ahead of the results of the first round in 1947. In New 



York City the team captains were reporting that 66% 
of the returns brought gifts, another fine performance. 

The March 31 total, before the peak of activity in the 
three States, was $3,812,180. 

A mail campaign among alumni overseas brings color to 
the enterprise, although some of the men are being 
solicited by the organization in their home towns in the 
States. (The first gift from Massachusetts' North Shore 
was from an alumnus in South America.) 
^ William P. Birnh.\m '07 is Regional Chairman for 
Northern New England, with three Vice-Chairmen: 
James S. Eastham '19, Edward T. Brackett '14, and 
Leon A. Drury '33. Their Area Chainnen are: Boston 
— Daniel L. Brown '12; Brockton— Dr. Albert F. Hunt 
'99; Fall River— Harry Smalley '04; Fitchburg— Mr. 
Drury; Merrimack Valley — Paul J. Spencer '26; Taun- 
ton — Howard N. Fowler '24; New Bedford — John B. 




CAMPAIGN QUARTET: A head table huddle at the meeting of Rhode Island Morkers in the younger classes 
shows, left to right — State Chairman H. S. McLeod '16, Secretary Robert O. Loosley, Connecticut Chairman 
Edwin H. Tuller "35. who was the principal speaker, and Henry D. Sharpe, Jr., '43, decade chairman for 1940- 
1949. (Henderson photo) 



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EPTTHIISIASM of the Brown Classes in the '40 decade is helping boom the Housing and Development Campaign 
in Rhode Island. Team workers met in Faunce House for the local "kick-off" dinner. 



Riddock '18; North Shore — Elmer P. Wright '21; 
Spring^eld — William C. Hill '94 (Ralph A. Armstrong 
'17, Vice-Chairman ) . 

Chairmen for Maine and Vermont are, respectively: 
Afred T. Scott '28 and Leon S. Gay '06. 

Under Mr. Brown in Boston the various Decade 
Chairmen are organizing the Class teams among their 
contemporaries: James S. Allen (1880-1899), Harold 
A. Sweetland '09 (1900-1909), Ernest E. Nelson '19 
(1910-1919), Mian Gulian '23 (1920-1929), Charles L. 
Drury '36 (1930-1939), George P. Delaney '43 (1940- 
1949). 

^ For Rhode Isl.\nd Col. H. Stanford McLeod '16 is 
Regional Chairman. His Decade Chairmen include: 
Frederick C. Broomhead '05 (1900-1909), Gurney Ed- 
wards'18 (1910-1919), J. Wilbur Riker '22 (1920-1929), 
Alden R. Walls '31 (1930-1939), Henry D. Sharpe ,Jr., 
'45 (1940-1949.) 

The thorough Class organization for Rhode Island is 
staffed by the following Class Chairmen : 1900 — Clinton 
C.White. 1901— Henry C.Hart. 1902 — Lewis S. Mil- 
ner. 1903 — Col. Harvey A. Baker. 1904 — Edmund 
K. Arnold. 1905 — David Davidson. 1906 — Harry 
Pattee. 1907 — George Hurley. 1908 — Frank F. Mason. 
1909 — Hugh F. Cameron. 1910 — Elmer S. Horton. 
1911— G. Fred Swanson. 1912 — Joseph D. Guille- 
mette. 1913 — Preston F. Arnold. 1914— C. Louis 
Bagnall. 1915 — Frederic J. Hunt. 1916 — William A. 
Graham. 1917 — Earl M. Pearce. 1918 — Walter Adler. 
1919 — Samuel Temkin. 1920 — Henry C. Aylsworth. 
1921 — Russell P. Jones. 1922 — Sayles Gorham. 1923 
— E. John Lownes, Jr. 1924 — Robert H. Goff. 1925 — 
William C. Waring, Jr. 1926 — Angelo A. Adamo. 
1927 — Fred H. Barrows, Jr. 1928 — H. Clinton Owen, 
Jr. 1929 — Howard F. Eastwood. 1930 — William E. 
Bennett. 1931— W. Ronald Gill. 1932 — Alan P. 
Cusick. 1933 — William J. Gilbane. 1934 — Joseph E. 
Buonanno. 1935 — Alfred H. Joslin. 1936 — Joseph 
Olney, Jr. 1937 — Martin L. Tarpy. 1938 — C. Wood- 
bury Gorman. 1939 — Alfred H. Macgillivray. 1940 — 



Charles C. Viall. 1941 — William P. BufTum, Jr., and 
Eliot Rice. 1942 — William Potter and John M. Sapinsley. 

1 943 ■ — George F. Bliven, Jr., and Kingsley Meyer. 

1944 — Robert Harwood and Robert Batcheldcr. 1945 
— Samuel T. Arnold, Jr. 1946 — Alden E. Leach and 
Ivory Littlcfield, Jr. 1947 — William H. Joslin, Jr., and 
William J. Ralston, Jr. 1948 — William M. MacLeod 
and Louis Regine. 

► National ChaiiTnan Branch reported early in April: 
"In the second phase of the Campaign, about $800,000 
has already been subscribed. This includes a large con- 
tribution from Mr. Rockefeller. He has promised to 
make an additional gift of stock, of the present value of 
nearly $400,000, if gifts in the second phase of the Cam- 
paign, apart from his own first gift, aggregate $2,000,000. 
Consequently, to obtain this second gift, it is necessary 
to raise about $1,600,000 more, and to obtain the total 
$3,000,000 in the second phase of the Campaign, it is 
necessary to raise about $1,800,000 more. That part of the 
general body of Brown alumni who have already been 
approached in the second phase of the Campaign have 
responded generously." 

Addressing the Rhode Island alumni. Chairman Mc- 
Leod distributed a series of provocative questions and 
answers about the Student Housing Program and the 
Campaign. Because these are able and frank answers to 
questions actually raised, this magazine has been given 
pcnnission to publish them (elsewhere in this issue). 

Col. McLeod noted that the first 1000 contributors to 
the Campaign have given twice as much as they gave 
before and twice as many are giving as did in the first 
phase. "In the early stages of our Campaign in Con- 
necticut and New York," he said, "those who gave two 
years ago have given as much again in the aggregate, 
and the percentage of giving has increased from 35 to 
almost 62%. The project is sound, and the Student 
Housing Board is an excellent committee which is fol- 
lowing through to its ultimate completion. You can 
have confidence in the result just as we have confidence 
in your understanding, generosity, and spirit." ^ 



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► ► The Fraternities: an Official Review 



^ y Brown will continue to encourage and support 
fraternities as a useful element in college life, President 
Wriston told the Brunonians at the 81st annual dinner 
in New York City March 31. He talked in similar view 
at the annual Boston banquet April 11. There is no 
intention to abolish fraternities at Brown, where they 
have "a vital service" to perform. But, he said, the fra- 
ternities must improve their intellectual tone, and fcnral 
charter evidences of discrimination must go. "Brown 
hopes to achieve the latter reform by methods of patience 
and persuasion." 

The President spoke against a background of nxcnt 
publicity arising out of the events on College Hill earlier 
in the month. (In its last issue, this magazine gave a 
comprehensive report in an article headed "Greek Vio- 
lence and Aftermath.) 

In 1943, Dr. Wriston said, the Corporation had con- 
sidered the future of fraternities at Brown: "It was the 
favorable time to get rid of them, had we wanted to. 
The war had disrupted the fraternity system, the financial 
status of several was not wholesome, the academic posi- 
tion of some was undesirable, the physical condition of 
others was not up to par." 

y Instead, the Corporation voted to continue and 
strengthen fraternity life in College, he said. Why? 
"First, there was tradition. In a world of change we 
should accept essential alterations but hold on to what 
we can that is worthwhile — not change eveiything be- 
cause we must change many things. Second, there was 
the useful service rendered by fraternities. They were 
founded to provide college men with an extra-curricular 
life more suited to their personal development than the 
College program could of itself supply. College men are 
still gregarious. They still need social development. They 
still need and accept criticism and leadership from upper- 
classmen with whom they have an intimate tie — more 
readily and with more effect than fiom many officials of 
the College. The fraternities have a vital function to per- 
form in University life. 

"We set out as a Corporation," Dr. Wriston continued, 
"to give the fraternities a better opportunity to do their 
work in better surroundings. That has not yet been 
achieved. Rising costs have delayed the construction of 
new chapter homes — I hope for not much longer. The 
expectation of short tenure in present accommodations 
made it unwise to reconstruct them fundamentally. Esti- 
mates to put the present houses in good shape for a five- 
year tenure ran close to $200,000. It did not seem wise 
to make such an expenditure, with the result that we have 
patched along as best we could. It was an unsatisfactory 
situation, unsatisfactory to evei-yone. The only cure is 
to build the Quadrangle, build at the earliest possible 
date, and get the new plan operating. 
^ "Meanwhile, the publicity. It grew," he said, "out 
of the juxtaposition of a terrible accident and a rough- 
house. The two occurred close together on the same 
evening. But the accident, which ultimately cost a boy 
his life (though it did not seem serious at the time), 
occurred before the rough-house and had no direct con- 
nection with it. Indeed, the Dean had made all the 
disciplinary decisions before he so much as heard of the 
accident. As for my part, I had told the Dean some weeks 
before that I wanted on the first available occasion to 



talk to the fraternity men. This episode was the occasion 
but not the cause of my remarks. 

"What was this discussion? The first business of the 
College is intellectual. That is an exceedingly radical 
statement these days when every other phase of collegiate 
function is emphasized. Since the war the fraternities 
have not improved their intellectual tone. They can, 
and they should. This was my first message. 

"We live in a day of great sensitiveness about what has 
come to be called discrimination. We see about us a 
fresh illustration of a great historical truth: The op- 
pressed do not revolt — it is those who are emerging 
from oppression, those on the way up, who want to rise 
higher at a faster rate. It is when discrimination is less 
practiced than it used to be that we hear more of it. The 
change is not toward more discrimination — quite to the 
contrary. The change is in greater sensitiveness even to 
vestiges of discrimination. 

"It is clear that formal charter evidences of discrimina- 
tion must go. Some institutions such as Amherst are forc- 
ing the issue with deadlines which fraternities must meet 
or get out. At Brown we prefer the methods of patience 
and persuasion — the educational function, if you will. 
But time and public patience are running out. And that 
was my second point. 

"The last issue is one of democratic organization. In 
the heyday of fraternities they took in a very high per- 
centage of the student body — over 80%, and in some 





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TW 0-\\ A\ TRAFFIC on Waterman Si. was a novel 
sight this spring as Angell St. was closed for repairs. 
That's Faunee House, of course, in the background. 



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institutions over 90^/o. That percentage has been falling 
off. For the first time at Brown it is well below 50%, about 
35%. I do not believe we can have a healthy democratic 
fraternity system with fewer than 50% of those eligible 
as members. We had just had the first student rally of 
anti-fraternity forces in a great many years. I feel it 
wise to interpret the significance of that event (minor 
in itself but a major portent) . That was my third point. 
^ "The most interesting f.^ct about the whole affair 
was one which got no publicity whatsoever. That was 
the spirit of the meeting. Dean Kenny was explaining 
in detail the character and extent of the disciplinary 
steps he had taken (and previously announced). They 
weie fair but firm and extensive. I was warning against 
inti llectual sloth, racial and religious discrimination, and 
uni lemocratic numbers. What was the response of that 
full chapel at Sayles Hall — the student response? Cordial 
beyond all expectation. 

'"Neither Dean Kenny nor I took an anti-fraternity 
stand. We are convinced that the fraternities are ready 
for reform. It is a moment when alumni leadership along 



those lines can be of the greatest possible service to the 
chapters and to the College. It is just the time to press 
forward the Quadrangle plan to give both students and 
Faculty a better chance to achieve our common objectives. 
I think that no other college is more strongly in back of 
the fraternities than Brown. Great energies have been 
put into restoring them." 

► Social discipline, which had been imposed on all 
Brown fraternities since March 5, was lifted April 18. 
The penalties followed what the Brown Daily Herald des- 
cribed by saying of Pledge Night, March 4: "At that 
time rough-housing and vandalism by groups of cele- 
brants resulted in damage to property owned by the 
University and to private and city-owned property in 
the neighborhood." While under the social probation, 
the fraternities were not allowed to hold any social func- 
tions either in or outside of their fraternity houses. All 
of their social activities were canceled. In addition, the 
fraternities took action in modifying their Scut Week 
activities. ^ 



Would Offer Bryant College to Brown 



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► ^ Brunonians in Providence, though preoccupied 
with the postwar burgeoning of Brown, have not failed to 
notice the great expansion of a neighbor, Br^'ant College. 
Only a few blocks to the southeast, with its axis at Hope 
St. and Young Orchard Ave., Bryant has gone about its 
work of training students for business careers since 1935, 
continuing an earlier program long-established down- 
town. It has grown to the point where it has a student 
body of 3000 "from 38 States, a plant that includes 22 
buildings, and total assets with a valuation of nearly 
$1,000,000. 

In the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 
March there was introduced a bill which would make 
Bryant College a tax-exempt, non-profit institution, 
eventually to be offered as a gift to Brown University. 

The college, now owned privately by Dr. Harry Loeb 
Jacobs, would receive a new charter and appoint 1 1 
trustees. The latter, also named as incorporators, may 
make the offer to Brown at any time after the death of 
Dr. Jacobs but in any case on or about Jan. 2, 1960. The 
bill provides that Brown University, were it to accept the 
tender, should "carry on and operate Bryant College of 
Business Administration as an integral part of Brown 
University with such courses of instruction and studies 
as Brown University may from time to time determine 
and under the same or similar name and in any event with 
the word 'Bryant' as a part of such name." 

Should Brown decline the offer, the bill provides that a 
similar offer should be made to "such other institution of 
learning incorporated under the laws of the State of 
Rhode Island as the trustees shall select upon the same 
terms as the offer made to Brown University." Should 
that second offer be turned down, the trustees would con- 
tinue to operate the college." 

The group designated to be incorporators and trustees 
under the new charter include three Brown alumni. The 
board would include: President Jacobs; former Supreme 
Court Justice John W. Sweeney; John H. McMahon, tex- 
tile manufacturer; Lincoln Barber, banker; Dr. Jacob's 
son, E. Gardner Jacobs, Vice-President of Bryant; Dr. 



Paul S. Lomax of N.Y.U.; Howard E. Gladding, banker; 
Ernest I. Kilcup '12, President of the Davol Rubber Co.; 
Edward A. Stockwell '99, attorney; George E. Comery, 
head of an accounting firm; John L. Allan, Executive 
Secretary of Bryant; and Matthew W. Goring '26, at- 
torney. 

► In A statement issued with the introduction of the 
bill. President Jacobs said: "Bryant College has operated 
for 87 years as a private institution. Over the last several 
months I have had a number of discussions with the 
executive officers concerning the future of this institution. 
We have the conviction that it has grown beyond the 
bounds of a privately managed educational institution 
and that under proper circumstances it should and could 
be perpetuated far beyond the life of any individual. It 
has grown from very small beginnings to a school whose 
student body is drawn from 38 States and half a dozen 
foreign countries, serving today 3000 students and staffed 
by more than 150 teaching and administration personnel. 

"We have reached the conclusion that its continued 
potential for service and for expansion might best be 
served if it were managed by trustees under a new 
institutional charter, and later under the auspices of 
Brown University, many of whose properties it nearly 
adjoins, or some similar institution of learning chartered 
under the laws of the State of Rhode Island." 

Public comment from Brown University was limited 
at first to a brief telephone interview given to the Provi- 
dence Journal by President Wriston, then visiting his 
father in Florida. He told the press that he had been 
advised recently that the property eventually would be 
offered to Brown, but he did not know what the attitude 
of the Brown Corporation would be. 

"Obviously," said Dr. Wriston, "the offer is a very gen- 
erous one. I don't think such a thing has happened before, 
and it is a very unusual idea. The offer may be 1 1 years 
away, and I don't know what the circumstances will be 
at that time — ■ it may be beyond my term as President 
of Brown. It is a very remarkable tender." 



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SOUTH HALL, at right, 
first and still central 
building on the new 
Bryant campus, is one 
of 22 which would be 
offered to Brown. Many 
alumni will remember 
it as Hope Hospital. 





MEMORIAL HALL, 

left, is one of the new- 
est units in Bryant's 
$1,000,000 property 
which President Harry 
Loeb Jacobs (see page 
23 for his picture) pro- 
poses should come 
Brown's aegis. 



Officials in Providence City Hall pointed out that the 
chartering of Bryant College as a tax-exempt institution 
would remove a large amount of currently taxed property 
from the City's books and decrease City income accord- 
ingly. The Tax Assessor asked for a public hearing before 
the Legislature considered the new bill. Later, it was 
amended to provide that Bi7ant taxes should continue 
until the transfer should materialize. 
^ President Jacobs has devoted more than three decades 
of hard, enthusiastic labor in building up Bryant College, 
George F. Troy, Jr., '31 pointed out in an interview with 
him in the Providence Evening Bulletin. "Without mean- 
ing to be boastful," Dr. Jacobs said, "I think Bryant 
has become an institution. It has outgrown the power of 
any one individual to handle. Therefore, when I pass 
out of the picture, I'd hate to see it fall to people who 
might make a mess of it or destroy its values. I don't 
want it to dwindle or die out from neglect or lowered 
standards." 

The solution for its future would therefore lie, he 
believes, in rechartering Bryant College as a non-profit, 
tax-exempt institution under a board of trustees, or to 
have it combined with an existing college of the liberal 
arts tradition. He pointed out that beyond himself (he 
is 74) and his son, there is no one to carry on the college, 
for his only grandson is studying for the medical profes- 
sion. The college would thus pass from the college as a 



commercial transaction and into a future which Dr. 
Jacobs could not control. 

The buildings which would eventually be offered to 
Brown University include an auditorium for 700, a gym- 
nasium, a modern eight-room class building, dormitories, 
and administration offices all located in a residential 
setting on Hope St., Charles Field St., Young Orchard 
Ave., and elsewhere. Thirteen of the buildings are on the 
Bryant campus, which covers nearly three blocks; nine 
others off campus. The equipment includes a large 
amount of expensive modern business machinery. In the 
past two years some $250,000 has been spent to expand 
the college, Dr. Jacobs says: "I could have retired some 
time ago, but the major portion of the college earnings 
have always been plowed back to make it a better place." 

Bryant awards a degree of Bachelor of Science after 
a standard course of two years, 148 semester hours. Major? 
are available in merchandising, statistics, advertising, and 
business administration. A four-year curriculum leads to 
certification in Rhode Island for high school business 
course teachers. Dr. Jacobs said he realized that Brown 
must be free to alter the present Bryant curriculum to 
suit its own needs or concepts of what college students 
should know. But he envisages Bryant, he told Troy, as 
a nucleus for an undergraduate school of business admin- 
istration or even as a graduate school for research and 
advanced degrees. ^ 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The Navy at Brown < 

By LTJG N. H. GIFFORD, USNR 

y y The alumnus who returns to the campus on a 
Friday afternoon this spring might well wonder whether 
"Brown's sixth wartime occupation by troops" had ended 
with the V-12 program in June, 1946. He would :.ee large 
numbers of voung men in naval unitorm converging upon 
Lyman Hall and could see therein comprehensive equip- 
ment for their training. 

But Naval ROTC students at Brown today are distin- 
guishable from other undergraduates only on the after- 
noons when they wear their uniforms to drill. They are 
no longer segregated in dormitory sections of their own, 
nor subject to the stricter discipline of the war period. 
Although the Navy Unit at Brown today plays an impor- 
tant part, its members lead the normal life of the College. 

The post-war Navy Ckjllege Training Program, gen- 
erally known as the Holloway Plan, differs in many im- 
portant respects from the NROTC Program of pre-war 
days. Because of the tremendous expansion of the naval 
establishment during the recent war and the probable 
necessity of inaimaining a much larger fleet than ever 
before, the Navy lound itself faced with a need for a con- 
tinuing source of junior officers for the Regular Navy and 
Regular Marine Corps over and above what the Naval 
Academy could supply. Public Law 729 — 79th Congress 
was designed to fill this need by granting naval scholar- 





A SIGNAL HOIST DRILL for Freshmen in Lvman 
Hall, erstwhile gymnasium. (Photo by Bruce L. Bailey.) 



SUBMARINES drew these Brown ROTC men to New 
London for special training during the spring holiday. 
(U. S. Navy photo) 

ships to officer candidates in the 52 colleges and universities 
throughout the country where NROTC Units are pres- 
ently established. 

► "Regul.ar" NROTC students, as those students who 
receive these scholarships are called, comprise one of the 
two categories into which the members of the Unit are 
divided. These candidates are chosen by a rigid selective 
process which includes nationwide competitive examina- 
tions and personal interviews. After being selected for the 
program, the student, must, of course, also satisfy Brown's 
entrance requirements. For these students the expenses of 
tuition, textbook, laboratory fees, etc., are defrayed by the 
government. In addition, they receive retainer pay at the 
rate of $600 per year. In return for these benefits, the 
Reij-ilar NROTC student agrees to take two summer 
training-cruises and one period of aviation indoctrination, 
usually of about eight weeks' duration, during his under- 
graduate career. Upon graduation he agrees to accept a 
commission as Ensign, U. S. Navy, or Second Lieutenant, 
T ' S. Marine Corps and serve on active duty for 15 months 
;o two years at the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy. 
.\t the end of this period he has the option of applying for 
1 eti'iition as a Regular officer with the intention of making 
the serviec his career, or of going into the Reserve. 

L^nlikc the Regular students who have the rank of 
midshi]3men, USNR, "Contract" students, who comprise 
the other category in the present-day NROTC, have no 
official rank. They are considered as civilians who have 
entered into a mutual contract with the Navy. These 
students are selected from those already admitted to 
Brown. Only the cost of uniforms and those books actually 
used in Naval Science courses is borne by the Navy. Dur- 
ing their last two years of college these students receive a 
commutation of subsistence of about $30 per month. They 
make one training-cruise of three weeks' duration during 
their college course, and upon graduation are commis- 
sioned Ensign in the Naval Reserve or Second Lieutenant 
in the Marine Corps Reserve. While the Contract student 
docs not agree to serve a period of active duty automati- 
cally upon graduation, as does the Regular student, he 
must, to obtain deferment from induction under the 
Selective Service Act during the period he is in college, 
agre(? to serve if called by the Secretary of the Navy. The 
status of today's Contract student closely corresponds to 
that of the pre-war NROTC student. At present, the Unit 
contains 123 Regular and 100 Contract students. 

Th. academic requirements are the same for both 
classes of students. One course in Naval Science is taken 
each semester, comprising normally one-fourth of the stu- 
dent's program. The Navy also requires certain courses 
such as Mathematics, English and Physics in other Depart- 
ments, but the bulk of the student's program is left free 
to devote to concentration in his chosen field of study. 



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^ During the first half of his Freshman year the 
Brown NROTC student studies Seamanship and Naval 
Orientation. Brown is among seven NROTC Units offer- 
ing a course in the History of Sea Power during the second 
half of the Freshman year. The Sophomore course covers 
Naval Ordnance and Gunnery; the Junior, Navigation 
and several closely related subjects such as Meteorology. 
The Senior course is primarily concerned with Marine 
Engineering and Damage Control, but also covers Naval 
Law and Leadership. At the end of the first semester of 
the Junior year those students who elect to become candi- 
dates for Marine Corps commissions and are accepted 
within a certain limited quota, separate from their com- 
rades to spend their final three semesters studying such 
subjects as Military History and Tactics and Modern 
Amphibious Warfare. 

For the Regular student, the high point of the year is 
the eight weeks' training-cruise in the summer. Few col- 
lege students have similar opportunities for travel and 
adventure during their summer vacations. The cruise 
usually includes at least one port of call outside the conti- 
nental U.S.A. The midshipmen are organized into divi- 
sions exactly like the ship's company. They stand watches 
side by side with experienced personnel, and during the 
course of the cruise, are indoctrinated in the procedures of 
practically every watch aboard a modern man-of-war. 
They also attend daily lectures by officers of the fleet, and 
are assigned general quarters stations for the frequent 
drills. During last summer's cruise the midshipmen wit- 
nessed the sinking of the obsolete battleships Nevada and 
New York by the ships and planes of the fleet. 

By instituting the Holloway Plan the Navy has shown 
that it recognizes the necessity of a naval officer's having 
in addition to a technical competence in his profession, the 
broad background in human experience afforded by a 
liberal education. Because of its high standing in the 
academic field, it was quite natural that Brown should be 
among those institutions early chosen for the important 
role of training and educating the future officers of our 
fleet. 

The Department of Naval Science operates not as a 
separate entity within the University, but as an integral 




SANGAMO ATTACK TEACHER trains the ROTC men 
in anti-submarine procedures. Lyman Hall is a well- 
equipped headquarters for the Navy, (Bailey photo) 

part of it. Its instructors are naturally subject to all Faculty 
regulations. The Naval Science staff at Brown is headed 
by a Captain of the U.S. Navy and seven other officers 
including one Marine Corps officer. Each of these officers 
has professorial rank, that of the commanding officer being 
Professor of Naval Science, that of executive officer being 




OFFICERS AND STAFF of the Naval Unit at Brown: front row. left to right — Gifford LTJG, Shortall LT, 
Shonerd LT, Durgin CAPT, Laing CDR, Cosgrove 1st Lt, Drea LCDR, Cleaves LCDR; back row— Wing SKC, 
Robertson GMC, Czemawski FCC, Menard QMC, Pabner YNC, Sullivan MSgt, Fallis SOI. (Photo Lab photo) 

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Associate Professor of Naval Science and that of other 
officers being Assistant Professor of Naval Science. The 
unit at Brown at present has only five Seniors in it. When 
the unit has been built up to its full strength, next year, 
with the addition of a fourth full class, it will be about 
350 strong. In addition to the eight officers, there are 
seven enlisted men whose duties involve administrative 
work and the training of embryo officers during drill 
periods. 

^ The Department is located in Lyman Hall, the old 
gymnasium having been converted into a beautiful armory 
which is the pride of the unit. The old wrestling loft is 
the navigation classroom. A small bore rifle range is 
located in the basement spaces west of the Colgate-Hoyt 
pool and parallel to the baseball cage. 

The Department is equipped with many modern train- 
ing aids, models, and mock-ups. The armory floor bristles 
with a 40-mm rapid fire gun, a 3-inch gun, 20-mm ma- 
chine guns, and plans call for the installation of a 5-inch 
38-calibre complete mount with a destroyer-type director 
system. In the basement there is an elaborate anti- 
submarine training device known as the Sangamo attack 
teacher which can simulate almost any tactical situation 
for solution by the students. A Jordy trainer room simu- 
lates the bridge of six ships from which the pseudo-officers 
of the deck can reel ofT sea-going orders and instructions 
to imaginary engine rooms, gunnery and maneuvering 
stations. 

continued on page 27 




PLOTTING A POSITION in a tactical exercise for 
some of the more advanced ROTC men. (Bailey photo) 



Quadrangle: Some Relevant Questions 



^ < 



► ► The University proposes to con- 
struct a quadrangle which will house ap- 
proximately 750 men, and provide ade- 
quate dining facilities for undergraduates. 
It is estimated to cost approximately 
$6,500,000. In addition to what we have 
raised and what can be borrowed, the 
second phase of our campaign must obtain 
another $3,000,000 in gifts in order to 
complete the proposal. 

A number of questions have been raised 
which the Housing and Development 
Fund is attempting to answer in this out- 
line. 

Questions and Answers 

1. How large will the college be? 

It is expected that the College will have 
a student body of approximately 2,000 
men. We now have 3,000 undergraduates, 
but the cut-back to the 2,000 level will be 
accomplished by 1951. Our normal Fresh- 
man Class will number about 600. 

2. How many will require housing? 

Of the last two Freshmen classes, 77% 
(not including G. I.'s) requested housing 
on the campus. Somewhere between 70 
and 80% of our new enrollment will need 
housing. The remainder will come from 
the commuting area or work for room and 
board outside the University. 

3. Is this a larger resident percentage than 
we have had before? 

The number has fluctuated depending 
upon economic conditions, the demand 
from other sections of the country, and the 
success of our admission program. From 
1900 to 1910 an average of 75% were 
housed in dormitories and fraternities. 
From 1910 to 1920, 66%. During the 20's 
55%, the 30's 54%, and in 1940, 63% 
were in residence. 



4. How can we be sure that our residence 

requirements will remain at a high 
level? 

No one can predict with absolute cer- 
tainty what the need will be. However, 
the number of applicants taking the Col- 
lege Entrance Board Examinations who list 
Brown as first choice has increased almost 
400% during the last four years. Last 
year. Brown topped the list as a first choice 
selection in relation to its size, and ranked 
fifth among all colleges in the country. 

Applications for admission to men's 
colleges have dropped 23% this year as 
compared with last. However, at the end 
of February, Brown's applications were 
only 13% below the same period a year 
ago. This Fall we will be admitting one 
out of five who apply. This does not mean 
that all who apply meet our requirements 
in full, but it does indicate the number 
who wish to enter. 

Furthermore, applications from outside 
New England, particularly in the Middle 
West, and South West, have increased 
substantially. There is ample evidence that 
Brown will continue to attract students 
from throughout the country, and it seems 
likely that our residence requirements will 
remain at approximately the present level. 

5. Why the emphasis on housing? 

It is obvious that while Brown can com- 
pete satisfactorily in almost every other 
department, its housing facilities for both 
dormitories and fraternities are less satis- 
factory than at any other leading univer- 
sity in the East. We not only need addi- 
tional space, but improved facilities as 
well. 

Last fall we were unable to accommo- 
date 250 of the Freshmen who required 
housing. This fall we will house still fewer 

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Freshmen because we graduate fewer this 
spring who are now in fraternities and 
dormitories. Present overcrowded condi- 
tions have an adverse effect on student 
morale, and handicap eff'ective study. 

As competition for good students will 
inevitably become keener, it is unlikely 
that we can maintain our position unless 
we can provide adequate housing for those 
who need it; nor will we be able to main- 
tain our status as a national institution, 
or compete satisfactorily as a distinguished 
member of the Ivy Group, unless we com- 
plete the quadrangle as rapidly as possible. 

6. How many will be accommodated? 
The Quadrangle will provide for about 

750 men. We now have housing units with 
a normal capacity of 1,034, including 
dormitories and fraternities. Many of these 
are converted residences, and are unsuited 
for continued use. Approximately 500 
spaces are scheduled for eventual retire- 
ment, leaving accomodations for 530 men, 
which, together with the new capacity of 
750, will give us room for 1285. This is 
still short of the 1400 to 1 600 that we think 
we need. 

The present proposal does not contem- 
plate building to a maximum theoretical 
capacity; by underbuilding, the univer- 
sity will be in a more flexible position. If 
more space is needed, as we now think it 
will be, some of the older units can be 
retained. On the other hand, if admissions 
drop, our permanent housing units will 
still be occupied to full capacity. 

7. What will be done with the present 
fraternity houses? 

Those that are adjacent to the campus 
and within the area for future develop- 
ment will, if possible, be used for Univer- 
sity purposes. Those outside the area will 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



be sold. It is not anticipated that any will 
be used for housing students. 

8. // the University accepts Bryant Col- 
lege's offer of gift, could their facilities 
be used as a substitute for the proposed 
quadrangle? 

This is an extremely "iffy" question. 
The R. I. Legislature has not yet acted on 
the proposal and in any event no transfer 
would be made for a period of ten years. 
In the meantime, Brown must house its 
students. Nothing can serve our education- 
al purpose so well as a quadrangle designed 
for our specific purposes and located on 
the campus in the immediate vicinity of 
existing permanent housing units. 

9. Why build a quadrangle? 

Colleges located in metropolitan com- 
munities find it essential to establish an 
academic community within the com- 
munity. This is desirable both from the 
standpoint of the student and the city as 
well. An enclosed quadrangle provides a 
degree of supervision and security which 
cannot be had when three quarters of the 
resident students are scattered over town. 
Periodic outbursts of enthusiasm will, if 
confined to the Quadrangle, avoid friction 
with our neighbors. Success with this plan 
at many institutions is well known. 

10. How about dining facilities? 
Additional dining facilities will have to 

be provided. The University is committed 
to furnish fraternities with private dining 
rooms in the new dining hall. It is com- 
mitted to furnish equal food and service 
to non-fraternity men. 

11. Where is the quadrangle to be locat- 
ed? 

The new proposal recommended by the 
Student Housing Board, will combine the 
two blocks bounded by George, Thayer, 
Charles Field and Brown Sts. This con- 
templates the closing of Benevolent St. 
In order to request this, the University 



Where They're From 

►Thirty-five States, the District 
of Columbia, and 14 foreign coun- 
tries are represented in the Brown 
undergraduate body this semester, 
according to figures announced by 
Recorder William Jewett. By 
States, the population totals are: 

Alabama 1, Arkansas 1, Cali- 
fornia 12, Connecticut 204, Dela- 
ware 8, Georgia 3, Idaho 3, Illinois 
69, Indiana 7, Iowa 3, Kansas 1, 
Maine 18, Maryland 13, Massachu- 
setts 779, Michigan 21, Minnesota 
10, Mississippi 1, Missouri 19, New 
Hampshire 12, New Jersey 187, 
New York 337, North Carolina 1, 
Ohio 52, Oregon 1, Pennsylvania 
69, Rhode Island 1 135, South Caro- 
lina 1, South Dakota 1, Tennessee 
1, Texas 4, Vermont 7, Virginia 6, 
Washington 2, Washington, D. C. 
13, West Virginia 1, and Wisconsin 
16. There are 10 undergraduates 
from territories and possessions of 
the United States: Canal Zone 3, 
Hawaii 3, and Puerto Rico 2. 

From foreign countries come 19 
men: United Kingdom 2, British 
China 1, Canada 2, China 1 , Colom- 
bia 1 , Dominican Republic 1 , France 
1, Greece 1, Nigeria 2, Norway 1, 
Panama 2, Italy 1, Turkey 1, and 1 
"displaced person" originally from 
Hungary. 4 



must acquire all property abutting Benev- 
olent. (Note — this was accomplished in 
April.) 

12. Hasn't the University paid more for 
some properties than should reason- 
ably be expected? 

The University has had to pay a high 
price for some properties but that is in- 
evitable when an entire area must be ac- 
quired within a limited time. The new 
plan for closing Benevolent St. and com- 
bining the two blocks into one quad- 
rangle should not only reduce construc- 
tion costs by $1,000,000 but will result 
in a substantial annual saving in operat- 
ing expense and a much more satisfactory 
architectural plan. This saving could be 
achieved only if all properties on Benevo- 
lent Street were to be acquired. This 
necessity naturally resulted in higher 
prices than would have been the case 
under normal conditions. Nevertheless, 
the savings to be realized justified the ex- 
pense and the program of land acquisi- 
tion has had the unanimous approval 
of the Student Housing Board. 

13. Can fraternity units be transformed 
at some future date into dormitories? 

Fraternity units are essentially housing 
facilities with additional recreational 
space and a chapter room. The dormitor- 
ies will have identical accommodations 
with these two exceptions. 

This being the case, fraternities could 
be used for housing undergraduates who 
are not members of any particular group. 
However, some alterations would be re- 
quired and additional expense incurred. 

14. Is this evidence that the University 
intends to abandon fraternities at 
some future time? 

Not at all. The Corporation has made 
firm commitments regarding the existence 
of fraternities on the Brown campus. It is 
now undertaking to raise $2,500,000 to 
provide better housing for fraternities 
than they have had before. 

While no one can be expected to make 
firm commitments over an indefinite per- 
iod, and no one knows what attitudes may 
prevail 25 or 50 years from now, never- 
theless, the present position of the Corp- 
oration has been made perfectly clear. 
This plan is intended to save fraternities 
at Brown as a constructive force in Uni- 
versity aff'airs. The Student Housing 
Board intends to meet the University's 
commitments in every respect. 

15. Will there be more or less supervision 
as a result of the new quadrangle 
plan? 

The degree of University supervision 
depends almost entirely upon the self- 
discipline and self-restraint exercised by 
its auxiliary groups. This is another ques- 
tion to which there cannot be a definite 
answer which will cover all future con- 
tingencies. It seems reasonable to expect 
that the need for supervision will fluctu- 
ate from time to time. 

The Student Housing Board is now 
considering the provision of a "Master's 
House" in the Quadrangle, and accom- 
modations for counselors in the dormitory 
units. The whole question of supervision 
and operating policy is discussed from 
time to time with the Fraternity Advisory 
Committee. 

16. When will construction start? 
Ground is being cleared for the Refec- 
tory. Some materials are on hand. How- 
ever, the Student Housing Board is mak- 
ing a final review of the entire project at 

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this time. Size, design, and estimated 
cost of the refectory are under the closest 
scrutiny and an early decision is expected. 
It needs to be understood that the Stu- 
dent Housing Board is not an honorary 
committee. It is an active functioning 
unit which is responsible for following 
through until the project is completed. 

17. Are all Brown men being asked to 
give again? 

Yes, and all are being asked personally. 
This is essential if we are to raise the ad- 
ditional three million dollars which we 
need to complete the Quadrangle. 

18. What has been the result in other 
areas? 

From the first 1,000 alumni reporting, 
we have received approximately twice as 
much as was given two years ago, from 
twice as many contributors. Those who 
gave in the first phase are giving in the 
aggregate as much as they gave before. 
The percentage of those contributing has 
been increased from 35 to nearly 62%. 

19. Are we likely to get most Brown men 
to pledge over a three-year basis? 

So far 85% of those who have given in 
Connecticut, Upper New York State, 
and New York City have contributed on 
the "share basis" which calls for pledg- 
ing over a three-year period. The natural 
reluctance to make future commitments 
has been overcome by the realization that 
we must raise another two million dol- 
lars in order to qualify for Mr. Rockefel- 
ler's second gift, and we cannot expect 
the general alumni to give enough out of 
pocket to meet this objective. Therefore, 
pledging on the "share basis" becomes 
the key to this Campaign. ^ 



College HiU Calendar 



Coming Event* 

► ► May 7 — Baseball at Cornell. 

May 1 1 — Baseball, Providence College. 

May 12 — Hartford Brown Club Annual 
Meeting. 

May 13 — Scarsdale- White Plains (West- 
chester) N. Y. Spring Meeting. Mer- 
rimack Valley Annual Meeting, Log 
Cabin, Andover, Mass. 

May 13, 14 — Tennis, New Englands at 
Williamstown. Golf, EIGA Champion- 
ships. 

May 14 — Baseball at Yale. Track, Hepta- 
gonal Games. 

May 16 — Western Maine Brown Club 
Annual Meeting. 

May 18 — Washington, D. C. Brown Club, 
Husband-Wife Social. Mid-Hudson 
Spring Meeting; Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Baseball at Providence College. 

May 20 — Baseball, Army. 

May 20, 21 — Track, New Englands at 
Cambridge. 

May 21 — Baseball at Holy Cross. 

May 24 — Baseball at Connecticut. 

May 25— Baseball, R. I. State. 

May 25, 26, 27 — Sock and Buskin pre- 
sents "The Country Wife," 8:30. 

May 26 — Baseball at Trinity. 

May 27, 28— Track, IC4A meet at Ran- 
dall's Island, N. Y. 

May 28 — Baseball at Dartmouth. 

May 30 — Baseball, Harvard. Brown In- 
terscholastic Track Meet. 

June 1 — Classes end, second semester. 

June 6-15 — Final exams, second semester. 

June 17 — Alumni Dinner. 

June 20 — 181st annual Commencement, i 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



In the Month 's Mailbag 



'^Magazine of Ideas" 

y y SIR: Rev. Franklin D. Elmer ablv 
expressed what I have often thought 
about the content of the Brown Alumni 
Monthly. It does not adequately reflect 
Brown's reputation for providing su- 
perior undergraduate education. Presi- 
dent Wriston is justly proud that Brown 
is one of the few colleges where a uni- 
versity faculty teaches undergraduates. 
A greater effort is decidedly needed to in- 
fuse into the Alumni Monthly some of 
the qualities which make Brown great. 

Among these is certainly the intellect- 
ual calibre of its President and Faculty. 
Why not call upon Dr. Wriston for an oc- 
casional article on the role of higher ed- 
ucation in modern society? Few college 
administrators could give more authori- 
tative information on this subject than 
he. Why not invite the chairman of the 
American Civilization to tell the alumni 
the objectives and possibilities of this 
integrated approach to the study of our 
heritage? 

Another of Brown's assets is the quality 
and achievements of its graduates. Why 
not solicit articles of a general nature 
from this group? To mention the first 
names which come to mind, Alexander 
Meiklejohn recently made a significant 
contribution to the discussion of academic 
freedom in the New York Times Maga- 
zine. Could we not levy upon him for a 
contribution? If I recall correctly, there 
are two alumni (Williams and Burgess) 
who occupy high positions in the Federal 
Reserve Banks. Perhaps a report from one 
of them on aspects of banking which affect 
the average alumnus would be enlighten- 
ing. Or perhaps Tommy Corcoran could 
be persuaded to relate some details of 
his close association with the late Presi- 
dent Roosevelt. 

As a final suggestion, a committee of 
Faculty and/or alumni could be consti- 
tuted to study other alumni magazines 
and suggest improvements in Brown's 
publication. Let them discover what 
makes Chicago's magazine more stimu- 
lating and recommend the adoption of 
such features by the Brown Alumni 
Monthly. 

The acceptance of these suggestions 
need not alter radically the character of 
the alumni magazine. Good feature ar- 
ticles would supplement rather than re- 
place news of the classes and of sporting 
and other events on the campus. 

FREDERICK H. JACKSON, '41 

Department of History and 

Political Science, Aiarietta 

College, 

In Reply 

► The Editor's Report to the 1949 
Advisory Council, which appears else- 
where in this issue, is pertinent to several 
of the questions raised by our correspond- 
ent. In addition, we would point out that 
our Board of Editors is constantly study- 
ing other publications and our own op- 
portunities. This is one of the duties 
which it has undertaken from month to 
month ever since it was constituted. 

Availability of material of the sort re- 
ferred to in Mr. Jackson's letter has sel- 
dom been a problem; the problem is rath- 



er one of selection. An article on the new 
work in the field of American Civiliza- 
tion is one of several in hand by members 
of the Faculty, awaiting use. We hope 
Mr. Jackson has seen such articles as 
those already published this spring by 
Prof. C. R. Adams and Prof. J. Walter 
Wilson. We had felt, too, we were repre- 
senting the ideas of President Wriston at 
fairly frequent intervals. 

It is a proper question how far afield 
an alumni magazine should go in trying 
to compete with general national maga- 
zines. Here the question of budget and 
the size of the magazine must help deter- 
mine policy. Editorial balance depends 
on such factors, and a few alumni maga- 
zines which deal successfully with matters 
of world and national import run from 
84 to 132 pages a month. In our case, 
could we do an adequate job here with- 
out damage to regular departments which 
always lead in readership surveys of 
alumni magazines? (Class Notes are in- 
variably tops, with 95% readership.) 

All such suggestions as those by Rev. 
Mr. Elmer, Rev. Mr. MacKenzie, and 
Mr. Jackson are most helpful. They are 
given careful consideration by our Board 
of Editors at its monthly meetings and 
otherwise. 

w. c. w. 

« » » 
Football Officials 

y SIR: I read with a great deal of in- 
terest an article in a recent issue relative 
to present day football officials who hap- 
pen to be graduates of Brown University. 

The story brought back recollections 
of a very famous group of officials, grad- 
uates of Brown University, who were top- 
notch performers during my regime, and 
for many years thereafter. A Harvard- 
Yale game in those days or a Yale-Prince- 
ton game, as well as many other impor- 
tant contests, was seemingly incomplete 
without the presence of Dave Fultz '98 
as umpire, Fred Murphy '99 as field 
judge and Nate Tufts '00 as referee. 

When A-1 performance was demanded, 
those 3 men were in there, for their names 
were synonymous with the best in officiat- 
ing. 

CHARLES E. BRICKLEY 
Captain Harvard Eleven 1914 
« « « 

► SIR: When football officials are being 

mentioned, don't forget that Victor 

Schwartz '07 was one of the best who ever 

blew a whistle. In the '20's no one had 

a better assignment of big games that he. 

1907, Providence 
« « « 

► SIR: Hoey Hennessy '12 belongs in 
any listing of Brown's outstanding con- 
tributions to the ranks of football offi- 
cials. He was in on a lot of football thrills 
and handled his duties well. 

P, New York 
* * * 

^ SIR: Bill Shupert '22 could contribute 
some interesting recollections as a former 
football official. He was one of the first 
and best men to handle pro games, as 
well as college assignments, I can remem- 
ber him working in the old Cycledrome 
in Providence in the first year of the big 
league operation. 

"GRANDSTAND" 
Providence 

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A Guide to Giving 

► SIR: For some time I have been won- 
dering why the Alumni Monthly could 
not put its rear inside cover to work as 
a constant reminder to all readers that if 
they happen to have an extra dollar or 
two, or ten, left in their pockets at the 
tirne of finishing the publication, to send 
it in to whatever cause is found listed on 
this reserved section. I feel sure that this 
"tear out" section over the years will 
bring in added dollars. 

For instance, we have three main needs 
today: 1. Building fund and campus 
beautification. 2. Endowment fund. 3. 
Regional Scholarships. If not too "tech- 
nical," a thermometer could be shown in 
each of these "tear out" blocks, showing 
what amount to date has been given. 

In the matter of Regional Scholar- 
ships which is becoming more and more 
popular and has been in use by most east- 
ern schools that draw on a national basis 
many extra dollars can be accumulated, 
being credited to that State mentioned 
by the donor. 

What do you think? 

RAYMOND M. HAMILTON '32 

Baldwin, N. Y. 

(NOTE: At a later date this practical 
suggestion might be given more encour- 
agement. This spring all Brown men are 
uniting in pushing the Housing and De- 
velopment Campaign to a successful con- 
clusion. Even the Alumni Fund is defer- 
ring for the time being to the higher urg- 
ency of the Quadrangle program. The 
Housing Campaign, we are sure, would 
welcome every one of those "extra dol- 
lars." We'll file Mr. Hamilton's idea 
away in one of those folders marked 
"Future.") 



Don't Rob Vs 

► SIR: I've been interested and amused 
at the guesses as to the players in the 
football group of the '90's. If it was a 
'97 Class team, it would be a wild guess 
to include Hopkins '96, our 'Varsity cap- 
tain — the greatest player Brown ever had 
up to then. He taught Brown more foot- 
ball than any other one man. (I didn't 
try for the Varsity for I was too light, but 
captained our Soph team, which beat 
both '95 and '97.) 

I've a grudge against anyone who tries 
to rob us of "Hoppy." What a player! 
He furnished the brains and the best of 
the interfering and was a deadly tackier. 
Millard had the credit for the touch- 
downs. He was a powerful, fast runner, 
but Hoppy took out would-be tacklers 
and got him free. Lots of fun — to look 
back on. 

ROBERT C. VOSE '96 
Boston 



Watching the Stars 

^ SIR: The March issue was especially 
interesting to me because, with my tele- 
vision set in Moorestown, N. J., I saw Bill 
Dwyer make his record dash. I have 
watched Phillips in competition, too, al- 
though I was in Maine when he made his 
best leap in New York — 6 feet 7 inches. 
It is a far cry from the days when we used 
to crowd around the Journal bulletin 
board in Providence to see how our team 
was faring. 

ALBERT J. FROHOCK, '00 

Sanjord, Me. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Brown Club 
Activities 

Mutters in Texas 

^ Down in the Southwest where 
"Longhorn" and "Shorthorn" have noth- 
ing to do with ranching (Editor's note: 
The University of Texas Frosh and their 
varsity, podner.) and where the babies 
use footballs for rattles, it was a delighted 
audience that saw the Brown-Princeton 
football movies in showings in Houston 
on March 25th and in Dallas on April 1st. 

The Houston group, some twenty 
strong, watched the Bruin defeat the 
Tiger at the home of Regional Vice Presi- 
dent Leon M. Payne '36. In Dallas the 
showing took place at the home of the 
former Texas Brown Club Secretary 
Robert M. Pike. Dick Anderson, '42 was 
in charge of arrangements for both affairs 
with a capable assist from the Alumni 
Office which sent the films to Texas. 

For most, it was the first Brown foot- 
ball in years and Coach Engle should 
know that mutters were heard about 
bringing the Brown team to the South- 
west for an intersectional tilt. 

MORRIS PEPPER 

Dr. Pike wrote the Division of Ath- 
letics: "You may be interested to know 
that the films were seen here in Dallas 
by a very enthusiastic group of 13 people. 
We are very glad to have had the oppor- 
tunity of seeing this game." 

(Another April project was the publi- 
cation of the first Newsletter of the Brown 
University Club of Texas, "an economy- 
sized quarterly." It is an excellent prod- 
uct, featuring a complete roster of the 
105 members of the Club. In addition 
it listed the officers for 1949, including 
the Scholarship Committee, and gave 
word of Club enterprises.) 

Guests in Washington 

^ Special guests continue to add in- 
terests to the weekly luncheons of the 
Washington Brown Club. Those on April 
6 were eight undergraduates from the 
area, home on spring vacation: Dan Fen- 
drick, William Foust, William Howard, 
Maxwell Howell, John Smith, Ted von 
Brand, Richard White (son of Irving 
White, Club member), and Winthrop 
Wilson. Les Hyman, undergraduate from 
Providence was also present, as was Allan 
Nanes '42, on vacation from graduate 
studies at Harvard. 

This was the first time the undergradu- 
ates from the Washington area have met 
en masse with the Club, and the experience 
was so pleasant that it is to be repeated 
at other vacation periods. 

On March 30 Jasper Olmstead, Admis- 
sion Officer from Brown, was the guest of 
25 members of the Club while he was in 
town on business. As usual, the luncheon 
was informal, but he had an opportunity 
to say hello to the men and provide spe- 
cific information on admission problems 
to interested members. Dr. James Shoe- 
maker, former Economics Professor at 
Brown, also dropped in for lunch. He is 
now with the National Security Resources 
Board. 

The Washington Brown Club was rep- 
resented by several of its members at the 
reinterment ceremony for Alfred Ben- 
jamin, Jr., '35 at the .Arlington National 
Cemetery on March 15. The Club sent a 
floral spray and offered its assistance to 




PHILADELPHIA BY-PLAY. At the head table of the Brown Club's annual 
dinner — Owen J. Roberts, honorary '39, Donald I. Ball '27, toastmaster, 
and Bruce M. Bigelow '24. (We'll have the story next issue.) 



the Benjamin family, who were accom- 
panied from New York by several of 
Benjamin's College contemporaries. 

The Brown Club is considering joining 
with other alumni of Eastern colleges for 
a Sports Day late this spring or early 
in the fall. It will be an expansion of a 
Yale-Princeton affair held for several 
years, and the President of the Yale Club 
of Washington was a luncheon guest to 
explain the plans to the Brunonians. A 
buffet supper at the National Press Club 
was also under consideration. 

DONALD L. RAN.'VRD 

In Andover's Log Cabin 

y Prof. Charles H. Smiley will bring 
the splendid color pictures of his last 
eclipse expedition and talk to the Merri- 
mack Valley Brown Club on May 13 about 
"Science and Superstition in Siam." The 
annual spring meeting of the Club will 
be held at the Log Cabin in Andover, 
Mass. 

Prof. Smiley has received the Franklin 
L. Burr Prize for meritorious work on the 
Siam astronomical expedition sponsored 
by the National Geographic Society last 
spring. He is Director of Ladd Observ- 
atory at Brown and Chairman of the 
Astronomy Department. 

Chesley Worthington '23, Editor of the 
Brown Alurtmi Monthly, will be another 
speaker, with the Brown campus of today 
as his theme. Wives of alumni and Pem- 
broke families are being invited to the 
meeting as well. Arrangements have been 
made by James S. Eastham '19. 4 

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Olmstead in Baltimore 

► The Baltimore Brown Club had 19 
at table March 28 to hear Admission 
Officer Jasper Olmstead talk and see his 
slides of College Hill. We met in a private 
room at the Johns Hopkins Faculty Club 
around a single big table. We had three 
new alumni out, three prospective students, 
and the fathers of two of them as our 
guests. Olmstead made an excellent im- 
pression; it was a good night. With good 
promotion by Rust Scott, the result was 
one of the best meetings we've ever had. 

.Among those present: Ewing W. Brand 
'28, William B. Flack '34, D. James Mc- 
Coneghy '37, Henry Weil '09, Russell C. 
Wonderlic '27, J. G. Armstrong, Jr., '43, 
James F. Battey '43, Vernon H. Chase '28, 
Raymond P. Hawes '12, Harold L. Madi- 
son '31, Herbert S. Willard '24, Kenneth 
C. Miller (father of Don Miller, under- 
graduate), Charles P. Ives '25, Dr. Angus 
L. MacLean, Angus L. MacLean, Jr., 
Kenneth O. Hurst, Rev. Maurice D. Ash- 
bury, and Maurice D. Ashbury, Jr. 

Brown alumni and Pembroke alumnae, 
with their respective wives and husbands 
and guests will join forces on the evening 
of May 13. There will be cocktails and 
dinner at 6:30, in the Faculty Club of 
Johns Hopkins University. After dinner. 
Dr. John H. Young '36, Professor of 
.Archaeology in the Johns Hopkins Classics 
Department, will talk on modern Greece 
from the point of view of one who has seen 
a lot of it in recent years. 

c. P. rvES 



BROWN ALUMiM MONTHLY 




Publishing for the Alumni m m 



What should the BROWN ALUMNI 
MONTHLY be and do? We have re- 
ceived a number of helpful letters recently 
criticizing practices of the magazine and 
recommending changes. Becc.use of this 
interest on the part of our readers, we 
have decided to publish the following ex- 
planation about our policies and pro- 
cedures. It was originally the Editor's re- 
port to the 1949 Advisory Council of the 
Associated Alumni in February. 

► ^ The privilege of reporting to you 
today carries with it a shock to me com- 
parable with that of a water-bag from the 
top floor of Maxcy Hall. I have run smack 
into the fact that I have been editor of 
the Brown Alumni Monthly for nearly 18 
years. You would have thought I knew 
better. 

To be sure, Henry Robinson Palmer, 
that best of all editors whom I succeeded 
in 1931, had found the association irre- 
sistible for 30 years. But, even with that 
precedent, there should be no feeling that 
the sentence is for life .... 

In a few months the magazine will be 
starting its 50th year. Only a dozen 
alumni magazines are older. Yet we still 
adhere to Mr. Palmer's original platform: 
"The purpose of the Monthly shall be to 
bring the University and its graduates into 
closer touch and sympathy .... The 
Monthly will be inspired only by loyalty to 
Brown and affectionate regard for all her 
graduates." The creed is still a good one, 
although we have grown from a little 12- 
page pamphlet issued by a small altruistic 
corporation for a few hundred subscribers 
to a magazine of from 32 to 36 pages for 
free readers in the number of 15,700. 

To this growth many persons have con- 
tributed. I think particularly of Henry S. 
Chafee who was Chairman during the 
period of publication by the Associated 
.Alumni; of .Alfred H. Gurney, who, next 
to Mr. Palmer, has stayed with the maga- 
zine longer than any of us; of Carleton D. 
Morse, whose three-year devotion was 
extraordinary and effective at a vital time; 
and of Arthur Braitsch, the present Chair- 



man of the Board, who has labored for this 
magazine exactly as long and intimately 
as I. I think of our friends on College 
Hill: Bill McCormick, Henry Wriston, 
Bruce Bigclow, Howard Curtis of the News 
Bureau, and George Henderson of the 
Brown Photo Lab. 

We have been blessed by the faithful- 
ness of our contributors and correspon- 
dents, among whom I would cite such class 
officers as William C. Hill, Al Gurney, 
Henry Chafee, and Harold P. Carver; 
and a host of Club secretaries like Cy 
Flanders of Hartford, Charley Ives of 
Baltimore, Fremont Roper of San Fran- 
cisco, Steve Dolley of Los Angeles, Win 
Southworth of Washington, Joe Burwell 
of Plainfield, and Jack Monk and Bill 
Roberts of Chicago. The list stops there 
only because of other things that need to 
be said. 

► We are now in our fourth year under 
the policy which permits the sending of 
the magazine to all Brown alumni without 
charge to them. We have seen continue 
the national trend toward alumni maga- 
zines of free circulation, and a recent sur- 
vey which William Bcntinck-Smith of Har- 
vard and I conducted for the American 
Alumni Council shows more than half of 
the alumni magazines published on that 
basis. All of them, however, are more 
modest operations than ours, although such 
publications as those for the alumni of 
Northwestern and Illinois, for example, 
reach more men. 

This year the University has appropri- 
ated $28,000 for the publication of the 
Brown Alumni Monthly — $28,000. This 
sum does not include the salaries paid to 
the editor, a secretary, and a part-time 
editor of class notes. It compares with a 
budget of from $4000 to $5000 under the 
old arrangement — for a magazine of 
fewer pages, less frequent issue, and one- 
third the amount of illustration only a few 
years ago. 

You will be interested and possibly sur- 
prised to know that the current budget of 
the Brown Alumni Monthly is among the 
top twelve in the entire alumni magazine 

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IN NEW HAVEN Brunonians and 
their families dined before the 
hockey game with Yale — a suc- 
cessful alumni turnout. 

field. Moreover, its budget is the largest 
of any alumni magazine of free circulation. 
Here, gentlemen, is a striking investment 
in alumni good will on the part of Brown, 
typical of an over-all expenditure on 
alumni relations which compares favorably 
with that of any institution, excepting the 
Army, the Navy, and the prisons. This 
investment is a constant challenge to the 
Board of Editors and staff. 
► It is .\ COMMITMENT all the more 
striking in that there are no strings at- 
tached to the annual paying of the bill. 
You will recall discussing for years in this 
Advisory Council how we might send the 
magazine free to everyone. An official 
Alumni request for University subsidy 
finally led to the present agreement. From 
this demand, you will recall that there was 
originally a minority dissent. It was the 
concern of a few of our alumni leaders lest 
the Alumni Monthly might lose its inde- 
pendence, lest its pages would be suspect, 
lest it become a mere house organ, a plat- 
form for brass-hat fiats, and a succession 
of asking bids. 

Time has proved the good faith on both 
sides. It appears in the stipulation that 
the control of editorial policy and content 
should rest with an alumni board. And 
there it remains, with a Board of Editors 
which is serious about its job, regular in 
its meetings, and searching in its criticisms 
and direction — helpfully so. 

Let me repeat something about inde- 
pendence I said at the San Francisco con- 
ference of the American Alumni Council 
in 1947 when I was asked to keynote the 
session on alumni magazines: Having 
worked under both systems (paid and free 
circulation), I am conscious that there are 
now far greater resources at my disposal, 
both in terms of time and money. But I 
find no difference in editorial freedom, no 
obligation to sprinkle rose petals, no de- 
mand for propaganda from the Corpora- 
tion or administrative officers. To date, I 
have submitted just one article to the 
President of the University for blue- 
pencilling or comment in advance of 
publication — and that article was by the 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Alumni President, submitted on his in- 
struction. In fact, I think our relationship 
with University Hall, if anything, is too 
dissociated. 

► There have been some drawbacks 
about sending the magazine free to all 
Brown men : In order to retain our 
second-class mailing privileges, postal rules 
compelled us as a magazine of free circu- 
lation to dispense with all advertising — 
at a time when our circulation would have 
entitled us to the profitable contracts of 
the Iv)' League Group. We have had some 
production and distribution problems as 
the result of our large press run and 
mailing list. 

We have had editorial troubles, too, 
most of them arising out of the vast 
amount of material submitted by alumni 
(I repeat, submitted by the alumni) for 
use in the class notes and elsewhere. There 
are evidences of haste, monotony of style, 
and mistaken judgment resulting from 
the fact that in such a large magazine 
most of the copy is the product of 1 /s 
persons. We are oppressed each month 
with the sense of leaving out material, 
material which should be included partly 
for the record; partly in recognition of 
service, achievement, and especially death; 
partly for the balance, interest, and util- 
ity of the magazine content. 

We are properly criticized for our failure 
to present stimulating ideas in education, 
for our underplaying of the role of the 
Faculty and the Departments in today's 
Brown. Possibly we are wrong in limiting 
our subject matter to Brown University 
and its alumni, to the exclusion of the 
rest of the world. We admit to technical 
faults — errors of fact, poor proofreading, 



unimaginative makeup, lack of enterprise 
in changing format, and an anchorage in 
routine. We are, I am sure, even more 
aware of our limitations than are our 
readers, who are generally appreciative 
and kind, even enthusiastic. 

I would like to be understood on one 
point: Most of our faults lie at our own 
desk. For the University, throughout the 
years of our relationship with Mr. Wris- 
ton, Jim .•\dams and Morris Cochran, has 
shown itself to be considerate and gen- 
erous. In the budget for the current year, 
with all the demands for the University's 
income, we were given every dollar which 
the magazine requested. (Incidentally, 
we are within that budget.) 

We have had a few honors come our 
way, to which it did not seem fair to 
devote space in our pages. There have 
been citations and certificates received in 
the annual competitions in the alumni 
magazine field. Your editor has been 
privileged to represent his colleagues on 
the Board of the American Alumni Coun- 
cil, and last year he conducted the AAC 
contest for the Magazine of the Year. 

But the real satisfaction, gentlemen, 
and the real salary, comes if you are 
better informed about Brown, if you feel 
closer to her and are impelled to add to the 
golden seductions of your own college 
memories some active regard for today and 
tomorrow on our Hill. If you have walked 
our streets lately, you know that the Be- 
nevolent Prospect at the College abounds 
in Hope and Power and Benefit, by 
George, if only Thayer are enough Brown 
Angells Meeting its needs. 

W. C. W. 



Brunonians Far and Near ^ < 



EDITED BY JOHN B. HARCOVRT '43 



1880 

^ ► .Arthur Whitney Howe's daughter 
Rosemary Crocker was married Feb. 1 1 to 
Edwin A. Fish of Locust Valley, L. I., 
N. Y. 

1884 

Miss Louise Durfee, granddaughter of 
the late Everett Brownell Durfee, is mak- 
ing a fine record in her first year at Connec- 
ticut College. 

1893 

Dr. Robert Ferguson has moved to 33 
Evergreen Place, East Orange, N. J. 

Edward H. Weeks, past President of the 
Wannamoisett Country Club, was made 
an honorary life member at the 51st an- 
nual dinner meeting of the Club in March. 
He has presented a silver tray which will 
serve as a permanent trophy for an annual 
tournament for the club's senior members. 

1894 

Time is Turning Back 

For '94 in '49 

Featuring the 1894 Reunion in June 
will be a get-together and dinner at the 
Agawam Hunt Club on Saturady night 
the 18th. A rendezvous on campus at 
4 o'clock will be arranged, and the men 
will proceed to the Club, with dinner at 
6. It is also planned to attend many of 
the general events of the Commencement 
weekend, including the Alumni Dinner on 
the 17th, the Baccalaureate and Presi- 
dent's Reception on the 19th, and the 
exercises of Monday (procession, gradua- 
tion, and Sayles Hall meeting). 



Final information about the 55th Re- 
union will be sent through the mail to 
Class members. The rule of "No Cuts" is 
in force, but excuses for cause will be 
granted, provided that a message for the 
Class is received from the absentee. At 
the moment of writing, the Secretary Pro- 
Tem. has reason to expect a 75% attend- 
ance. 

The biographical sketch of Johnson W. 
Hill in the Catalogue of the Newton Theo- 
logical Seminary shows a life of useful ac- 
tivity. He holds degrees in medicine and 
theology, has held several pastorates, and 
is now active in the practice of medicine 
in Boston (Massachusetts Ave.). 

Dr. Eugene Everett of Boston is contem- 
plating taking down his shingle, he told the 
Secretary- during a visit this past winter. 
He plans to come down for the reunion. 

The health of the members of '94 at- 
tending the Reunion will be cared for by 
the Class physicians. Dr. James S. Moore, 
in active practice in East Providence, is 
one who will attend. 

Dr. Israel Strauss also plans to come. 
He is President of the Society of the Hill- 
side Hospital, which maintains a non- 
profit institution treating curable mental 
diseases for the benefit of persons in mod- 
erate circumstances. He has been Presi- 
dent of the American Neurological Asso- 
ciation and also of the Association for Re- 
search in Nervous and Mental Diseases. 

Mrs. Charles S. Aldrich, wife of our 
classmate, died in Troy, N. Y., April 2, 
1949. She had lived a life of generous 

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civic usefulness. Among her affiliations 
had been: Troy Women's Club (Vice- 
President), Fruit and Flower Guild 
(founder). District Nurses Association 
(board), Bethesda Home (board), hon- 
orary- life member of Federation of Wo- 
men's Clubs, American Humane Society 
Red Star Animal Relief, Y. W. C. A.^ 
D. A. R., Massachusetts Horticultural So- 
ciety. She accompanied Mr. Aldrich on a 
trip around the world in 1928-29 in the 
interests of foreign missions. Our sym- 
pathy goes to Charles Aldrich of 7 Collins 
Ave., Troy. A daughter also survives. 

Samuel Higgins of Charlestown, R. I., 
met one of Mr. Hill's former pupils when 
he had a brief hospitalization. She was 
a nurse, and she told how Mr. Hill had 
enjoyed canoeing. (Her class at Spring- 
field Classical had given their principal 
a gift which was converted into two 
canoes.) "So Sam told me of his experi- 
ences in survey work in the Canadian 
woods," Mr. Hill writes. "I like the Cana- 
dian woods, but I couldn't have followed 
his trail." 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles Ellis recently 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary. They live in Southampton, Mass. 

We record with regret the death of Wil- 
liam C. Bourne at his home in Pawtucket 
after a long illness. 

(The Class appreciates the "pastoral 
letters" sent by William C. Hill to all mem- 
bers. These bulletins have been bright 
newsy, and intimate. He reports he has 
heard from all the living graduates of the 
Class but four. He had 26 responses to 
one letter. We like his reunion slogan 
which appears at the heading of the '94 
notes.) 

1897 

George Leland Miner spoke before the 
Handicraft Club in Providence this March 
on the topic "Where was Hope Brown mar- 
ried in 1792?" 

Francis B. Richards sends a permanent 
address at Sandy Hook P. O., Conn. 

1898 

George F. Troy has been nominated for 
another term as U. S. Attorney for Rhode 
Island by President Truman. He was first 
appointed to the office in 1940, before 
which time he was Assistant U. S. District 
Attorney. Congress approved (and so 
did we). 

"While mentioning old ice-hockey stars 
why not give the late Dr. Albert A. Bar- 
rows a hand? When Brown won the in- 
tercollegiate championship in his senior 
year he let just one puck by him into the 
net". So says Col. G. A. "Bird" Taylor, 
'01 who was his understudy as goalie. 

David L. Fultz chides Col. Taylor for 
sending this magazine an "exaggerated ac- 
count of my football ability," but that 
modesty won't succeed in removing him 
from the roster of the Brunonian "greats." 
Fultz is living at Swaying Moss, 1 740 South 
Blvd., DeLand, Fla. 

John Pettibone, Superintendent-emeri- 
tus of Schools in New Milford, Conn., died 
at iiis home there on Fordyce Road March 
28. He had served the school system in 
t lat community for 42 years, after earlier 
duties as Principal of Broad Brook High 
S hool in East Windsor, Conn. In World 
^Var I he was a member of the Connecti- 
cut State Guard and Food and Fuel Ad- 
ministrator in New Milford. He had 
served as President of the Connecticut 
State Teachers' Association and of the 
New Milford Historical Society. He was 



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a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha 
Tau Omega. 

Mrs. Pettibone, the former Annie Hunt- 
er, survives him, as do four daughters: 
Mrs. Otto W. Will is Pembroke '21, Mrs. 
R. S. Fanning is Pembroke '24. Lucille 
Pettibone Fanning is Pembroke '51. 
1899 
John L. Bannon has offered to put his 
60-foot power cruiser at the service of the 
Class during the reunion. He will bring 
it to the Jamestown Yacht Club, where 
it should afford much pleasure. 

Major H. T. Swain, USMC (Ret) i^ 
living at 1 1 Bruce Ave., Los Gatos, Calif. 
This is our first word of him in two or three 
years, and we're grateful to the Reunion 
Committee for putting us in touch again. 
Frank A. Jennings is Proprietor of the 
Jennings Art Store in Auburn, N. Y. His 
Auburn home address is 59 Franklin St 
1900 
Albert J. Frohock is now living in San- 
ford, Me., at 4 Grant Ave., where he 
makes his home with his 92-year-old 
mother (widow of Sylvanus E. Frohock 
'89), his sister, and his four-year-old 
daughter. Last year he qualified as a Cer- 
tified Public Accountant in Maine, adding 
that license to previous qualification in 
New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While San- 
ford provides his business address, to date 
all of his work has been in and around 
Moorestown, N. J,, which is a Philadelphia 
suburb. 

1901 
We don't look for the names of our 
classmates in the publications of Rad- 
cliffe College. But it was proper that 
Henry C. Hart's should be there, for it was 
a memorandum addressed to all "Rad- 
cliffe Husbands" on behalf of the Rad- 
cliffe 7()th Anniversary Fund. Of course 
he's doing a thorough job on Brown's 
campaign, too. 

Col. G. A. "Bird" Taylor's recollections 
of hockey at Brown and the story of the 
Canadian trip which brought the game 
back to the States provided the basis for 
an interesting column by Vic Wall of the 
Springfield Union in March. Brown's 
part in the first American intercollegiate 
hockey game was also described over the 
air in "Strictly Sports" for WTIC. 

Frank C. Thompson has a new address: 
Mt. Prospect Rd., RFD 1 , Lancaster, N. H. 
1902 
Walter Woods is living at 105 Auburn 
St., Auburndale, Mass. He is President 
and Treasurer of the Walter H. Woods 
Co., of Boston, a tickets and tours agency. 
Harry Paine's daughter Harriet was 
married March 7 to Dr. Charles H. Cron- 
ick, staff physician at Howard, R. L 
1903 
Edward White has a new address : 200 
Palmer Ave., Falmouth, Mass. 
1904 
Elisha C. Mowry, President of the 
Rhode Island Branch of the English 
Speaking Union, welcomed Sir Norman 
Angell on the latter's visit to Providence. 
Sir Norman spoke at a meeting jointly 
sponsored by the ESU and Brown Uni- 
versity, and also at a Brown chapel serv- 
ice. 

Rev. Alfred E. Isaac is living at 99 
Monteroy Rd., Rochester 10, N. Y. 
He is a retired Baptist clergyman. 
1905 
Henry Gardner wrote from California 
asking for directions to Charlie Robinson's 
trailer park in Florida. 



Ralph Johnson is recuperating from a 
gall bladder operation which cut short 
plans for a two-months' trip to Califor- 
nia and Arizona. 

We express our sympathy to Frank N. 
Ray on the death of his wife on March 13. 

David Davidson's son. Dr. David L. 
Davidson '33, is engaged to Miss Lucretia 
Evelyn Buckler, daughter of Mrs. Mary 
Buckler, of West Somerville, Mass. 
1906 

Benjamin F. Lindemuth, who has been 
Probate Judge of the Rhode Island Town 
of Bristol since 1940, has been re-elected. 
Both political parties endorsed him. Judge 
Lindemuth conducts his Providence prac- 
tice of law at 315 Hospital Trust Building. 

Dr. Howard W, Brayton has announced 
the removal of his office to 576 Farming- 
ton Ave., Hartord 5, Conn. 

William A. Kennedy, Supervisor of 
Products for the Grinnell Corp., has been 
named to a committee of the malleable in- 
dustry which will undertake intensive re- 
search in the field of nodular graphite 
iron. An attempt will be made to clear 
up some of the confusion about the com- 
mercial value of nodular graphite iron, 
thus far produced only experimentally in 
this country and England. A character- 
istic is great strength. 

Rev. C. Ray Chappell was in Derry, 
N. H., in February where he spoke at the 
Baptist Church and showed his koda- 




FLORIDA KEUINION: Harry 
Penley '04, former baseball star, 
and Preston Porcheron '02 were 
snapped during the latter's stay in 
Clearwater. Both believe in the 
out-of-doors. 

chrome pictures of New Hampshire. Dr. 
Chappell is General Secretary of the 
United Baptist Convention of New Hamp- 
shire. 

William Sewell has a new address at 
803 W. 25th St., Odessa, Tex. 

Homer Guernsey is a real estate broker 
in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. His home there 
is at 34 Innis Ave. 

Allen Manchester is Extension Econo- 
mist at the University of Maine. His ad- 
dress is 7 Harris Rd., Orono, Me. 
1907 

Dr. W. F. Partridge's column in the 
Tribune-Post of Sackville, N. B., is titled 
"World Commentary." It is an analysis 
of current events, given in Bill's clear and 
readable style. 

Prof. Z. Chafee, Jr., and Mrs. Chafee 
have a new granddaughter, born Jan. 13, 
1949, to Mr. and Mrs. Zechariah Chafee, 
III, in Havertown, Pa. 

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The William P. Burnhams are home 
again in Braintree, Mass., after a long 
winter vacation at Montego Bay, Jamaica. 
Bill says that it was the first vacation he 
has taken in winter for 15 years. While 
he was down there in the Caribbean he 
had a look at the Virgin Islands and at 
Haiti, making the visits by air from Ja- 
maica. 

Col. Donald MacLean reported from 
South Norwalk, Conn., at the end of 
March that he was up and doing after a 
severe bout with bursitis and arthritis 
and was intending to go to New York for 
the annual Brown dinner, March 31. 

Claude R. Branch, President of Rhode 
Island Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, was toast- 
master at the chapter's annual midwinter 
dinner. 

Arthur G. Bruce and Mrs. Bruce are 
once more at home in Albany, N. Y. (65 
Academy Road) after having spent the 
winter in Orlando, Fla. "For a while, 
anyway," Arthur wrote before leaving 
Florida, "I expect to work in my garden 
and paint the house and just tinker 
around." He was planning motor car 
trips, too, and visits to friends to occupy 
his new leisure. 

Capt. Griffith E. Thomas, MC, USN, 
is living at 3604 Curtis St., San Diego, 
Calif., and Ralph H. Tingley has recently 
moved to 54 Rose St., Edgewood 5, R. I. 

Asa Sheldon Briggs, Ph.D., died at his 
home in Providence, March 9, 1949, after 
a long illness. For nearly three years he 
had been retired as Assistant Superintend- 
ent of Rhode Island Hospital, where he 
served ably and faithfully in a trying per- 
iod of depression, uncertainty, and war. 

Born in Ashaway, R. I., Oct. 4, 1885, 
the son of Dr. Alexander B. and Ella M. 
(Wells) Briggs, he prepared at Worcester 
Academy and followed his brothers, Walter 
A. Briggs '00 and Howard D. Briggs 
'02, and his cousin, Asa Lloyd Briggs '04, 
to Brown. In college he was active in 
Sock and Buskin, of which he was manager 
in Senior year, was a Liber editor, and a 
member of the Junior Week and Junior 
Prom Committees, Gym Ball Committee, 
and Pi Kappa. His fraternity was Zeta 
Psi. 

After winning his M.D. degree at Har- 
vard in 1911, he spent two years at Hart- 
ford Hospital at interne, carried on a gen- 
eral practice in Ashaway, and was resident 
physician at Cromwell Hall, Cromwell, 
Conn. In 1922, after a short service as a 
member of the Rhode Island State Penal 
and Charitable Commission, he became 
Superintendent of the State Home and 
School for Dependent and Neglected Chil- 
dren in Providence. There he did note- 
worthy work against heavy and discourag- 
ing odds. When he resigned in 1928 to go 
to Rhode Island Hospital the Evening 
Bulletin said editorially: "Dr. Briggs is 
the type of man who inspires confidence 
in and respect for public welfare work." 

Dr. Briggs was associate editor of the 
Rhode Island Medical Journal from 1918 
to 1936, a pioneer in promoting the Blue 
Cross and advocating its advantages. He 
was a Director of Rhode Island Electric 
Protective Co., and a former member of 
The University Club. On Jan. 18, 1913, 
he married Miss Hope Angell Bates, who 
died May 3, 1933, leaving two sons, Shel- 
don A. Briggs '37 and Francis D. Briggs, 
and two daughters, Mrs. Janet L. Guild 
and Mrs. Elizabeth W. Cody. His second 



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marriage took place June 26, 1935, to Miss 
Mary Lorctta Millca of Providence, who 
survives with two sons, Robert M. Briggs 
and Dcnison W. Briggs. Another survivor 
is a sister, Mrs. Donna Briggs Jackson of 
Charlestown, R. I. At the funeral the 
Class representatives were Dr. Frank A. 
Cunimings, Dr. Herbert E. Harris, John 
T. Bannon and A. H. Gurney. 
1908 

K ibert K. Sturdy of Daytona Beach 
had a pleasant visit from Henry S. Chafee 
'09 when the latter was in Florida recently. 
He found Sturdy had sold his house and is 
now living at 1000 North Atlantic Ave., 
in a charming oceanside apartment hotel. 
"Natui.:lly," adds our informant, "it's near 
the Se.ilireezc Golf Course." 

Dr. John R. Honiss spent March in 
Honolulu with his wife, according to 
Judge .\lbert M. Christy '09. Dr. and 
Mrs. Honiss were visiting daughter who 
operates a store there. 

Frederi.k H. Pierce is Executive Sec- 
retary of the Massachusetts Secondary 
School Principals' Association. His ad- 
dress, 3 Broadway, Beverly, Mass. 

Fred Edgecomb is back from Honolulu 
and is now living at 2178 Berry St., Lemon 
Grove, Calif. 

William Smith is Professor of Industrial 
.Arts at the Jamestown, N. Y., High School. 
His address there is 1 1 Hillside Terrace. 

When Roy Grinnell brought up the 
matter of fraternities in the Newport 
County Sentinel, he had a prompt reply 
from John G. Canfield of Jackson Heights, 
L. I. Canfield is all for fraternities: "The 
Lord gave us relatives but thank God we 
can choose our close friends, and thank 
God we can still have the right to choose 
the members of fraternities or clubs with 
whom we desire' tri associate in our so- 
cial and busin( ;s life." Canfield, whose 
name we recently misprinted as Caulfield, 
is Editor of Canfield Reports on Reliabil- 
ity issued by the Reliance Machine and 
Mfg. Co. of New York City. 
1909 

Herbert M. Sherwood of 1003 Turks 
Head Building, Providence, is Chairman 
of the 40th Reunion Committee but 
shares credit for the good planning with 
the following members of that group: J. 
Howard Alger, Clarence W. Bosworth, 
Frederick M. Boyce, Fred R. Budlong, 
William P. Buffum, Jr., Stuart R. Bugbee, 
Raymond Buss, Hugh F. Cameron, A. 
Manton Chace, Secret. try Henry S. Chafee, 
William M. Connell, James G. Connolly, 
William P. Dodge, Henry E. Fowler, 
Adolph Gorman, Everett A. Greene, Ernest 
R. Hager, Albert Harkness, George H. 
Henderson, Edward J. HoUen, George T. 
Huxford, Donald Jack.son, .Arthur J. Kir- 
ley, .Albert E. Leach, Ivory Littlefield, 
Lewis H. Meader, Jr., William Davis 
Miller, William R. Nash, Irving W. Patter- 
son, .Albert H. Poland, George F. Sykes, 
Harold B. Tanner, Selwyn G. Tinkham, 
James V. Turner, Charles H. Ward, John 
H. Wells, and Robert H. Whitmarsh. 

Billiken appears on the Class stationery 
(the God of Things as They Ought to Be) . 
The schedule calls for the use of the 
Dunes-Carlton Hotel in Narragansett 
from June 17 to June 20. Thirty-eight 
men in and around Providence were the 
first to sign up as intending to be on hand. 
The fixed charge will be $25. (Those men 
constitute the committee.) 

A well-compiled and well-printed roster 
of the Class was distributed to all 1909 
men early in April. 



Building Three Presidents 

► George T. Pai.ne '15, former 
eonnnander of the Terminal Island 
Naval Shipyard and widely known 
ship construction expert, has been 
named .American President Lines' 
representative to supervise the 
building of its three new round-the- 
world passenger liners. The New 
York Shipbuilding Corporation 
yards at Camden, N, J., have the 
contract. 

As a Naval officer in the first 
World War, he was assigned as con- 
struction inspector of destroyers and 
submarines at Bethlehem Ship- 
yards, San Francisco; later as in- 
spector of merchant ships taken 
over by the Navy. His career in- 
cluded two years of sea duty as an 
officer on submarines and from 1931 
to 1934 was assigned to the office 
of the Secretary of the Navy. He 
was a construction superintendent 
at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 
1934 to 1940, production officer at 
the Boston Naval Shipyard from 
1940 to 1945, during which period 
he supervised all work except plan- 
ning and design. While commander 
of the Terminal Island Naval Ship- 
yard from 1945 to 1947, he was also 
industrial manager for the 11th 
Naval District. In 1947 he retired 
at his own request with the rank of 
Commodore to enter the commer- 
cial field. ^ 



The Congression.xl Record shows 
that the nomination of .Albert M. Cristy 
to be .Associated Justice of the Supreme 
Court, Territory of Hawaii, was confirmed 
by the Senate in March. 

Howard Jackson wrote the Secretary 
.April 3: "Friday afternoon (April 1) 
found me in Rolla, Mo. RoUa meant 
Spike Dennie to me and sure enough 
Prof. F. E. Dennie was listed in the tele- 
phone book. He and his wife came down 
to the hotel, and we went to their home 
for a very pleasant evening. He wants to 
come to the Reunion the worst way." 

Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., of Hughes, 
Hubbard & Ewing in New York, was 
recently named one of the five members 
of the Foundations Committee of the 
United Negro College Fund. The latter is 
conducting its sixth annual campaign on 
behalf of 31 member colleges. 
1910 

Francis H. Buffum, guide in the New 
Hampshire State House, was the subject 
of an interesting article in the New Hamp- 
shire Sunday News in February. Frank 
reviewed his life-long interest and partic- 
ipation in the Boy Scout Movement and 
reminisced on distinguished members of 
his troops, including John Herscy, author 
of ".A Bell for .Adano." Frank is at present 
devoting all his leisure time to the com- 
pletion of a book on Communism. 

Elmer S, Horton has finally taken a 
holiday after all these years. He and Mrs. 
Horton spent it in Bermuda. 
1911 

Brenton Smith called the Alumni Office 
to inform us that he has heard from several 
of his classmates who expect to be back 
for their reunion: William C. Giles, James 
Larkin, .Alan .A. Wood, Philip C. Curtis, 
Robert C. Murphy, Henry M. Burke, G. 
Denny Moore, O. P. Richardson, John 
Irwin, Augustus J. Hampton, Alfred E. 

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Corp, William W. Macdougal, John A. 
Anderson, John E. Hinckley, Earle B. 
.Arnold, LeRoy G. Pilling and Brenton 
Smith. 

Byron M. Flemming was elected to the 
Board of Governors of the Wannamoisett 
Country Club in Rhode Island, to serve 
for three years, when the Club held its 
51st annual meeting in March. 

Warren Sherman has a new grandson, 
his namesake, born March 17 to Mr. and 
Mrs. Donald Sherman. 

Current addresses: George C. Chan- 
ning, 1 Norway St., Boston 15; Jacob F. 
High, 5935 Pulaski Ave., Germantown, 
Philadelphia 44, Pa. 

1912 

Max L. Grant is a co-chairman of the 
Rhode Island Seminar on Human Rela- 
tions which is sponsoring a drive for funds 
for the National Conference of Jews and 
Christians. Dr. Bruce Bigelow is a vice 
chairman of the local drive, and other 
members include Herbert M. Sherwood 
'09, Dr. Henry Merritt Wriston, Stanley T. 
Black '21, and Thomas F. Gilbane '23. 

Rodney Hewitt's daughter Louise is on 
the dean's list at Pembroke where she is 
now a Senior. The Hewitt's address is 
"Hillcrest," Columbia Lake, Columbia, 
Conn. 

1913 

Preston F. .Arnold, former Chairman of 
the School Committee in Barrington, R. I., 
wrote a "letter to the editor" of the 
Providence newspapers last month pro- 
testing that a teacher tenure law "forces 
school committees to the choice of arbi- 
trarily firing a teacher before the expira- 
tion of three years' service or of keeping 
him for life. It freezes into the school 
system lazy and inefficient teachers, kills 
the initiative and ambition of sincere and 
industrious teachers, and ties the hands 
of the school committees responsible." 

We are glad to hear that James Readio 
is able to return to work after 10 weeks 
of illness. He is Tax Collector in Warwick, 
R. I. 

Current addresses: Rev. Charles 
Ricker, 16 Hayes Drive, East Chester, 
Tuckahoe 7, N. Y.; Dr. Daniel Kulp, 351 
Lincoln Ave., E. Paterson, N. J. 
1914 

Earl Medbery has moved from New 
Bedford to 151 Grand Ave., Providence. 
1915 

Donald Dike, Principal of the Athol 
High School, talked on the use of wire- 
recorders in school work before the annual 
conference of Principals of Junior and 
Senior High Schools in Massachusetts. 

We extend our sympathy to Seth 
Mitchell on the death of his mother, Mrs. 
Nellie Mitchell on February II. 

John Owen, Jr., is living at 19 Fair- 
view Ave., Edgewood, R. I. 
1916 

Paul N. Swaffield, Past President of the 
Advertising Club of Boston and Adver- 
tising Manager of the Hood Rubber Co. 
spoke before the 26th annual Conference 
of Principals of Junior and Senior High 
Schools in Massachusetts. His topic: 
"Education and Economics." A. Russell 
Mack "22 introduced him to the gathering. 

Charles MacKay has been elected 
Superintendent of Schools in Warwick, 
R. I. He will succeed Warren A. Sherman 
'11 upon the latter's retirement Sept. 1, 
but in the meantime will serve as special 
assistant. Mr. MacKay has a long record 
of secondary school teaching, starting as a 
student teacher in Providence English 



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High in 1922 and ending in 1942 when 
he was given leave of absence as Principal 
of the George J. West Junior High. He 
was Deputy Director of the Rhode Island 
Office of OPA during the war and in 1945 
took the post of representative in charge 
of the educational program maintained by 
the public relations department of the 
New Haven Railroad. 

Senator Leon W. Brower of Cranston 
took a thermometer into the R. I. Senate 
Chamber recently to prove that it was too 
hot. Arising to a point of personal privi- 
lege, he read the recording at 82 degrees. 
He accused the Democrats of overheating 
the place to "lull the GOP to sleep." 

Current addresses: Irving White, 2220 
20th St., NW, Apt. 56, Washington 9, 

D. C: Col. Burton L. Lucas, A.F.F. 
Board No. 3, Ft. Benning, Ga. 

1917 

William B. Farnsworth was promoted 
to the post of Secretary of the Photostat 
Corporation at its recent meeting. 

Bird Reach's daughter Marilyn was 
married to Robert J. Musser, son of Mrs. 
John Musser of New York City and the 
late Dr. Musser, dean emeritus of NYU. 
The ceremony took place in Cole Mem- 
orial Chapel at Wheaton College, April 2, 
1949. 

Current addresses: Harvey Sheahan, 
West Lake Dr., Cazenovia, N. Y.; Ward 

E. Butler, 138 Wentworth Ave., Edge- 
wood 5, R. I. 

1918 

Dr. Kenneth L. Burdon, another of 
Brown's famed bacteriologists, is proudly 
showing his new laboratory at the Baylor 
University College of Medicine. The first 
units of the medical college were recently 
completed as a part of the Texas Medical 
Center in Houston. 

Cyrus G. Flanders' son John was the 
high scorer for the basketball team of 
Sufheld Academy this past season. He 
scored the most field goals, most foul shots, 
highest total for a single game, and 178 
points for the season. Among the Suffield 
victims were the Brown Freshmen. 

Dr. Earl Tomlin was one of two 
speakers at a lecture forum sponsored by 
the Gloversville, N. Y., YMCA and YWCA 
in cooperation with the Gloversville Coun- 
cil of Churches. 

1919 

Bill MrSwceney has heard from several 
more of his classmates who expect to be 
back in June for their best reunion yet: 
Stretch .Mbrecht, Morris Bazar, Bill Boyle, 
Buzz Brace, Soup Campbell, .■\! Chick, 
Archie Dodge, Sid Fox, Rufe Fuller, 
George Gildersleeve, Dutch Hering, 
Charlie Huggins, Jimmy Jenks, Joe Johns- 
ton, Ed Lanpher, Fred Lathrop, Stanley 
Mason, Ed Murphy, Gene O'Brien, Larry 
Hurley, Furb Marshall, Brad Moore, Ed 
Howell, Jim Palmer, Phil Scott, Lou 
Smith, Line Vaughn, Tom Watson, and 
Josh Weeks. Further notices will be mail- 
ed soon. 

Wallace A. Moyle will this summer wind 
up 30 years of military service, 8 J/2 years 
of which were in active Federal service. 
The military has thus been a major avo- 
cation ever since he signed up in the R. I. 
National Guard in 1917. He is currently 
Chief of Staff of the State Headquarters 
of the Connecticut National Guard. "I 
feel the Eagles I sport have been earned 
the hard way," he remarked to Fred 
Perkins recently. Mr. Moyle is Super- 
visor of Plant and Maintenance for the 



Eta Jinia Commandant 

► O.N Eta Jim.\, a small island in 
the Inland Sea six miles south of 
Hiroshima, the Army has estab- 
lished a large school for specialists 
in automotive maintenance, ord- 
nance repair, food service, clerical 
and water transportation work. The 
site is the campus of the former 
Imperial Japanese Naval .Academy. 
Commandant of the newly-formed 
Eta Jima School Command is Law- 
rence B. Bixby '19, Col. FA. 

Col. Bixby had been serving in 
China and Formosa as a member 
of the .\rmy Advisory Group prior 
to his evacuation and reassignment 
to duty in Japan. ^ 



University of Connecticut, which he has 
seen expand from 3000 ("which it could 
handle when I came here to Storrs in 
1946") to an anticipated 7500 or 8000 in 
September of 1950. "Family-wise," he 
notes, "the Moyles are grown up, too. 
Our oldest son after five years' Air Corps 
service married in 1946, took off for 
Kansas State College, and graduates this 
June as a dairy specialist. My younger 
son and daughter are Sophomores here 
at Connecticut." 

H. Harold Whitman of Bartolome 
Mitre 502, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
royally entertained his classmate Edgar 
J. Lanpher there in February when the 
latter arrived on a cruise. Whitman took 
his guest to his attractive tropical home 
in the suburbs where refreshments were 
served around the swimming pool after 
the two Whitman boys had finished play- 
ing Robin Hood in the trees surrounding 
the garden. With charming Mrs. Whitman 
in the party, and other guests, all motored 
to the exclusive but colossal Jockey Club 
for dinner of large, juicy .Argentine steaks 
and suitable beverages. Whitman is 
Supervisor of the National City Bank of 
New York in Buenos Aires — head man 
over 500 employees. 

Col. Henry R. Dutton is Vice-President 
and General Manager of Casa dc 
Manana in La Jolla, Cal. He writes that 
Bill McSwecney's reunion notice stirred 
nostalgia in him: "I certainly would give 
a lot to be back there for this one. It 
would be nice to see some of the old 
goats that I went to school with and 
compare their baldness, greyness, and 
paunchiness with my own. It would also 
be find to shoot the breeze. However, 
while you and the gang are taking your 
ease at the Weekapaug Inn, I will be 
entertaining a similar group at this hos- 
telry. This business of running a hotel has 
its disadvantages." 

Courtney P. Young retired as full 
Colonel last July and is now living at RFD 
4, Charleston, 111. 

Warren R. Campbell, State Agent of 
the Home Insurance Company in Rhode 
Island, was elected Secretary when fire 
insurance field men in the State formed 
a social and business organization to be 
known as the R. I. Field Club. 

William E. Parmcnter has been elected 
Vice-President of the Rhode Island Mort- 
gage Guarantee and Title Co. 

Col, George R. Burgess is currently 
with the 9200 Technical Service Unit, 
Reassignment Center, Fort Hamilton, 
N. Y. 

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1920 

Evariste Ortig's son Adrien was mar- 
ried Feb. 19 to Miss Joan Pullen, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. E. Markey Pullen of 
New Canaan, Conn. Adrien is a Cornell 
alumnus. 

New Addresses: W. Demarest, 141 
Clinton PI., Hackensack, N. J.; William 
F. Rooney, 19 Meadowbrook Rd., 
Chatham, N. J. 

1921 

George Macready of the films is now 
living at 369 Sycamore Rd., Santa Monica, 
Calif. 

George R. Ashbey has rounded out 
10 years as Advertising Manager of the 
Nicholson File Co. in Providence. 

1922 

A. Russell Mack, Supervisor of Second- 
ary Education for Massachusetts, presided 
over sessions of the 26th annual Con- 
ference of principals of Junior and Senior 
High Schools at Framingham, .'\pril 20. 
He is also State and National Co-ordina- 
tor for the Massachusetts Secondary 
School Principals Associations. His dis- 
cussion of the proposed regulations for 
the approval of Massachusetts High 
Schools appeared in a recent issue of the 
Massachusetts Educational News. 

Normand Cleaveland is selling for the 
Vanilla Laboratories, Inc., in West New- 
ton, Mass. His address there is 32 Lenox 
St. 

Johin Pierce is Credit Supervisor for 
Montgomery Ward and Co. in Chicago. 
He lives at 2512 .-Mbion .\ve., Fairmont, 
Minn. 

Leaman Hallett has a new grandson, 
Richard Harding Hallett, Jr., born on 
Feb. 25. 

Ray Farrell has a new address at 15 
Nickerson St., Pawtucket. 

1923 

Prof. Herbert M. Hofford, Director of 
Public Relations at R. I. State College, 
had an interesting article on dealing with 
undergraduate newspapers in the maga- 
zine, College Public Relations for April. 
(The magazine is edited in the Brown 
News Bureau, incidentally.) The ideal 
Faculty advisor makes suggestions, doesn't 
censor, he points out. "Well known for its 
interest in student affairs, Hofford's office 
is always open to students wanting advice," 
said an editorial foreword. Tony was in 
the news for having a novel idea when 
a basketball coach couldn't keep a speak- 
ing engagement in Indiana. Tony simply 
had the talk transcribed in Kingston and 
mailed out. 




HOFIORD: Sug- 
gestions, but no 
censorship. 



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The Directory of the Texas Brown Club 
lists four of our Class as members: Robert 
B. Cruise, Box 1428 Beaumont; Carlton 
J. Patton, 2806 Hollis St., Ft. Worth; 
Edward B. Petersen, Route 1, Box 221, 
Irving; and Prof. Charles L. Scanlon, 
Stephen F. .Austin State Teachers Col- 
lege, Nacogdoches. 

Jed Jones is now a grandfather, his 
daughter and son-in-law, Kathcrine and 
Richard Hallett, having announced the 
birth of a son on Feb. 25. 
1924 

The 25th Reunion began in New York 
the night of March 31 when a meeting in 
the Grill Room of the Brown University 
Club was called for 10 o'clock (after the 
annual New V'ork Brown Dinner). The 
notice went out in the name of Bill Butler, 
Roy Clayficld, Bob Inman, Phil Lukin, 
and Quent Reynolds. 

Did you hear Quentin Reynolds on 
the NBC program "Who Said That?" 
Sunday night March 27? We didn't 
happen to, but we know Quent as an able, 
informed quizzee in his radio guest en- 
gagements on "Information, Please" and 
other shows. 

Dr. Alfred F. DeMilia is seeking a place 
on the Stamford, Conn. Board of Educa- 
tion. He has recently been doing post- 
graduate work at the New York Polyclinic 
Hospital in E.E.N.T. practice. 

Milton Staples is Claims Adjuster for 
the Western Electric Co. in AUentown, 
Pa. He lives there at the Tremont .Apts., 
3E Pine House 23rd and Livingston Sts. 
1925 

David Ballou was elected Chairman of 
the recently formed East Greenwich, R. I., 
Planning Board. Also on the Board is 
Myles Standish '20. 

James Cherry is with the First Brands 
Division of the Straight Whiskey Distil- 
ling Company of America. He lives at 
67-15 lB6th Lane, Flushing, N. Y. 

Melvin Apple is doing industrial en- 
gineering and lives at 108 St. Paul St., 
Brookline 46, Mass. 

Russell Vreeland has a new address at 
101 W. Lindley Ave., Cedar Grove, N. J. 
1926 

Ralph R. Crosby was re-elected Presi- 
dent of the Wannamoisett Country Club 
at its 51st annual dinner. Lestor L. Lap- 
ham, Brown's Bursar, is the new Treasurer. 
Wallace B. Bainton '25 was elected to the 
Board of Governors. Crosby was chairman 
and speaker at an open meeting held in 
Providence in March by the Federal 
Housing Administration. 

John H. See was in the role of toast- 
master when the Rhode Island Federation 
of Sportsmen's Clubs held their annual 
dinner in March. 

New addresses: Warren Babcock, 19 
Charlesfield St., Providence; Leon Fow- 
ler, 37 Mix Ave., West Haven, Conn.; 
George Paine, 1245 California Rd., East 
Chester, N. Y. 

1927 

Charles Brown is located at 131 State 
St. in Boston where he is agent for a 
paper mill. 

Dr. Arthur B. Cleaves, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Geology at Washington Univer- 
sity in St. Louis, was this spring elected 
President of Sigma Xi there. 

Vernon Russo is owner of the Verwall 
Distributing Co. in Springfield, Pa. His 
address there is 354 Powell Rd. 

Morris Pepper is proving an excellent 
Secretary of the Brown Club of Texas. 



^'Lonesome''' Reynolds 

► Quentin Reynolds, '24 war 
correspondent and writer on foreign 
affairs, was in Houston recently, 
gathering material on the "Miracle 
City." His visit coincided with pub- 
lication of his new book, "Leave it 
To The People." Texas Brown 
Club president James L. Whitcomb, 
'36, was with him at a luncheon of 
the Army-Navy Association and 
heard him discuss his book's thesis 
that as the people of Europe pull 
themselves back, the threat of Com- 
munism will diminish. "I'm an op- 
timist," he said, "and that makes 
me a very lonesome guy." ^ 



W. George Edson, who moved to Hous- 
ton, Tex., recently, is living at 1504 Sul 
Ross, Pepper informs us. 

Rev. Raymond Bragg, able chief execu- 
tive of the famous Unitarian Service Com- 
mittee, was in Providence in April to des- 
cribe its work and especially to tell of 
projects for children in 1949. He's been 
Executive Vice-President of the American 
Unitarian Association, with headquarters 
at 9 Park St., Boston. 

We are sorry to learn of the death of 
Albert T. Kirby, father of Harold A. 
Kirby '27. 

Current addresses: Dr. Henry G. Atha, 
1901 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Ariz.; 
■Abraham Friedman, 8104 Eastern Ave. 
NW, Washington, D. C. 

1928 

Georgt Lysle, Vice-President of the 
Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New 
York since 1946, has been named as a 
candidate for the Executive Council of 
the Harvard Business School Alumni 
Association. He received his Harvard 
M.B.A. in 1930, after which he went to 
the Chemical Bank in the Credit Depart- 
ment. In 1939 he became Assistant Secre- 
tary, in 1942 Assistant Vice-President. 

Dr. Albert Kevorkian is practicing 
gynecology in Boston. He lives at 155 
Temple St., West Newton, Mass. 

Lew Lauria is Executive Director of 
R.ADCO Publishers in Hollywood. 

Don Hart is with the John McDonald 
Real Estate Company in Pasadena. His 
address there is 2202 Queensberry Rd. 

B. P. Cantrell is District Manager of 
the Borden Company in Rochester, N. Y. 
His home there is at 253 Alexander St. 

We express our sympathy to Frank 
Singiser on the death of his parents, who 
died within one month of one another in 
Watertown, Mass. Frank is a well known 
radio figure, especially in his role as 
moderator of the weekly forum broadcast 
from Skidmore College over Station WGY. 
He also does the Saturday and Sunday 
evening news analysis for the New York 
Herald-Tribune over WOR. 

Frank Cheeseman is Art Director for 
Ruthrauff & Ryan, Inc., in Chicago. His 
home address is RED 1, St. Charles, 111. 

John Hartwell will play with the newly 
formed Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. 
He is at present special musical tutor in 
the Belmont, Mass., school system. 

Joe Bagdon is with the Western Electric 
Company in New York City in their 
Engineering Quality Control Division. His 
home is at 57 Pondfield Rd., W., Bronx- 
viUe, N. Y. 

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Current addresses: Samuel Bryant, 46 
Lee St., Marblehead, Mass.; Clyde Mabie, 
77 E. Clinton Ave., Bergenfield, N. J. 

1929 

Reunion interest in the big 20th is 
boiling, according to John Child, chair- 
man of the committee in charge of the 
weekend at the Norwich Inn. Working 
with him are such men as Walter Ensign, 
Howard Eastwood, Bucky Wright, Lou 
Farber, Dick Rand, and Ed Sulzberger. 

Burton Liese, former Naval Officer 
who found Texas to his liking while sta- 
tioned at Corpus Christi, is with Shields 
& Company, investment brokers. Gulf 
Building, Houston, Tex. 

Bruce Wetzel served at campaign head- 
quarters of the New York City Cancer 
Committee during its recent drive. His 
bank, the National City, lent him to the 
committee at the time. He informs, John 
Child, whom he last saw in the Philippines, 
that he plans to attend the reunion in 
June. 

Dr. Everet Wood of Auburn, N. Y. 
writes that he will be back for the 20th, 
June 17-20. Everet is an oculist. His 
address: 9 Elizabeth St. 

Edwin Kevorkian is living at 32 Vir- 
ginia Rd., Reading, Mass. He is working 
with A. Kevorkian and Sons in Boston. 

Archie Smith, Assistant Attorney Gen- 
eral for the State of Rhode Island, is also 
a member of the law firm of Smith and 
Botelle in Providence. His home is at 124 
Congdon St. 

Steve Crilly's presence at reunion de- 
pends on when the courts close out in 
Chicago, but he's hoping to come cast 
to be with everybody. 

John Van Nest will be down from 
Worcester at reunion time. He's with 
Pratt & Inman, New England representa- 
tive for Columbia Tooled Steel Co. 

John P. Child is a newly appointed 
member of the Town Finance Committee 
in Warren, R. I. 

1930 

George E. McGregor has been elected 
President of the Haverhill, Mass., Nation- 
al Bank. George has been Treasurer of the 
Haverhill Savings Bank for 10 years. 

Robert Stetson is seeking election to 
the Marblehead, Mass., School Com- 
mittee. He is a Supervisor in the General 
Electric plant at Lynn. 

W. Tallmadge Bullock is the owner 
of a general insurance agency in Mechanic- 
ville, N. Y. He lives there at 245 S. 3rd St. 

Herman Werner is Assistant Professor 
of English, History and Government at 
the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. 
His Annapolis address is 100 Lafayette 
Ave. 

George Burns manages the Enterprise 
Store in Norwich, Conn. His home is in 
Mystic on R. F. D. 2. 

.Arthur B. Fowler is now affiliated with 
the W. H. Squire Co., a Meridan, Conn., 
insurance agency. Previously he operated 
his own agency in Willimantic which is 
now merged with the Squire Co. 

Alvah Bearse is Controller for the 
Macomber Co. in Boston. His home is at 
34 Lilly Lane in Dedham, Mass. 

David C. Anthony has announced the 
formation of Anthony & Gallogly, Inc., 
Realtors, at 86 Weybosset St. in Provi- 
dence. 

Ralph E. Purinton has been appointed 
Manager of the Albany District of the 
Shell Oil Co. Ralph has been district 
manager in Utica for the past 6 years 



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and served as chairman of the Utica 
Safety Council's pedestrian safety com- 
mittee there. His new address is 10 Point 
View Dr., East Greenbush, N. Y. 

New addresses: Rev. Everett A. Sher- 
wood, 220 Lawrence St., New Haven 11, 
Conn.; Ernest Peterson, Northbrook, III.; 
Gilbert Rich, 8 Crestwood St., Holvoke, 
Mass.; Lt. Col. Philip B. Stiness, 1281 
Air Service Unit, Ithaca, N. Y. ; Dr. Vin- 
cent Bianchini, 1235 Cranston St., Crans- 
ton 9, R. I.; Herman Marks, 48 Blaisdell 
Ave., Pawtucket. 

1931 

J. Gordon Eraser has returned from 
two weeks in Europe where he was doing 
a special on the Berlin Airlift for tele- 
vision. His regular program is "News and 
Views." Jack is no stranger in Europe 
for he was with the Fifth Army as a corre- 
spondent for the Blue Network during the 
war — one of the first across the Remagen 
Bridge, incidentally. Did you see a news 
photo from the New York Toy Fair which 
showed a cute youngster drinking milk 
through a straw which spun a plastic 
animal merry-go-round on the top of the 
glass? The model, five-year-old Janie 
Eraser, Jack's daughter. She's been on 
television and radio, too, according to 
Fred Harson, who called our attention to 
the picture in March. 

.W Arnold is Divisional Credit Manager 
for the Commercial Credit Corporation, 
183 Ann St., Hartford. He commutes 
from 12 Sutton Rd., Rocky Hill, Conn. 

E. Townsend Wright is Assistant Sec- 
retary of the Edison Concrete Corporation 
in Lowell, Florida. 

William Endlar is practicing law in 
Boston and lives at 74 Brookline St., 
Newton, Mass. 

William Schofield addressed the Erie 
Society of Boston on March 6, on the 
subject "Saint Patrick, Foreign Corre- 
spondent." His book on the Saint has been 
popular this season ("The Deer Cry.") 

Mclvin Lundstedt recently addressed a 
meeting of the New England Park Asso- 
ciation — a group of 40 recreational direc- 
tors gathering in Pittsfield, Mass. Melvin 
is director of the Lynn, Mass., Park De- 
partment and outlined the extensive all- 
year recreation program in operation 
there. 

New addresses: Rev. Oscar Arell, Little 
River Station, Miami 38, Fla.; Col. Ralph 
H. Davey, Jr., USA, Ret., 2670 Kearney 
St., Denver 7, Col.; Herbert Berliner, 163 
E. Rockaway Rd., Hewlett, N. Y. ; Willard 
Josephy, 468 N. Candera St., Beverly Hills, 
Calif. 

1932 

Carroll G. ("Sonny") Quinn is 
manager of Qualitas, an Argentine Com- 
pany with offices at Pascco Colon 221, 
Buenos .Aires. He entertained Edgar J. 
Lanpher '19 handsomely in B. A. in 
February at the Plaza Grill for pre- 
prandial exercises and at the Cabana 
Restaurant for dinner. "Sonny" is re- 
ported by Ed Lanpher to have a beautiful 
French wife and a daughter aged ap- 
proximately one. He asked Ed to check on 
why he hasn't getting the ALUMNI 
MONTHLY. (Doubtless because his 
stencil reads: Louisburg Square, Boston.) 

George W. Eldridge is Chief Engineer 
for the Fclters Company in Boston. He 
lives in Newton Highlands at 12 Randolph 
St. 

George Jensen has a new address at 196 
Center St., Rumford, R. I. 



All Sides of a Fence 

► WlXFIELD TOWNLEY ScOTT, '31, 

literary editor of the Providence 
Journal, devoted an interesting col- 
umn recently to the reviews of his 
book, "Mr. Whittier and Other 
Poems," published last fall by Mac- 
millan. What fascinated and puz- 
zled him was the contradiction in 
comment which he seemed to en- 
counter on every hand: "Purely 
traditional" — "an exotic modern 
note." "Closely bound to his native 
New England" — "in no sense cir- 
cumscribed by New England." 
"Sustained" — "runs thin." As a 
reviewer himself, he was "a little 
dismayed." 

He went to Bermuda this spring, 
but not for that reason. Instead, he 
was capping a convalescence. ^ 



Charles H. Spilman of the Providence 
Journal is back from a trip to Puerto Rico 
to make a survey and write articles on the 
island's attempt to industrialize itself. 

Herbert Astmann is a food broker in 
Buffalo, where his home address is 817 
Potomac Ave. 

William Larkin, Jr., is living at 3973 
Glenfcliz Blvd., Los .Angeles. He is an 
Accountant with the Products Research 
Co. in Glendale, Calif. 

Ralph Estes is an attorney in Norton, 
Mass., and has recently announced his 
candidacy for the local School Committee. 

Our apologies to Thomas Peterson 
whose name we misspelled in reporting 
his December marriage to Miss Janet 
Carpenter of Norwich. 

1933 

Lowell Ruprecht is President of the 
Exact Metals Specialties Co. in Chicago 
and lives at 917 So. Knight St., Park 
Ridge, 11. 

Dr. Thomas Walker's current address 
is 399 Lloyd St., Newington 11, Conn. 

Peter .Mbiani is living at 250 Queen 
St., W. Newton, Mass., and operates the 
Albany Lunch Company. 

G. W. Griffithcs, Jr., is now in Saudi 
Arabia as a Specialist with the Arabian 
.American Oil Co. 

1934 

York .-\. King, Jr., has been elected to 
membership in the American Association 
of Economic Entomologists. As a friend 
comments, "It is considered quite an 
honor for a lowly rat catcher and termite 
terminator to be accepted in the member- 
ship in this association of longhairs." 

Douglas Huntress has been named 
Chairman of the 1949 Red Cross Drive 
in Fort Wayne, Ind. Doug is President of 
the Huntress-Nash Motors Co. in Fort 
Wayne. 

Eliot Tarlin is Production Manager 
with the Kaplan Furniture Co. in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He lives at 494 Marrett 
Rd., Lexington 73, Mass. 

New addresses: A. Chad Brown, 260 
Henry St., Brooklyn Heights, N. Y. ; Bob 
Purrington, Cannon St. Mattapoisett, 
Mass. 

1935 

The body of .Alfred H. Benjamin, Jr., 
a casualty of World War II, was brought 
back to this country for a reinterment 
ceremony in the Arlington National Ceme- 
tery on March 15. Certain of his college 
friends accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ben- 

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jamin, who came down from New York 
for the service. They included Don Reed 
and Herb Cluthy. The Washington Brown 
Club was represented by Ross de Matteo 
and Jim Hines, also of the Class, and 
t;harlcs Lloyd and Donald Ranard, Club 
officers. The Brown Club also sent a floral 
spray for the ceremony and offered its 
assistance to the parents, who expressed 
their appreciation. 

Israel Weisman is a Railway Postal 
Clerk in Boston. His home is at 108 
Gladeside Ave., Mattapan 26, Mass. 

New addresses: F. Edward Felt, 12 
Illinois Bldg., Beverly Park Gardens, 
.Alexandria, Va. ; Howard F. Barker, Jr., 
11 Maple Court, Greenville, R. I. 

1936 

Leon M. Payne has been made a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Andrews, Kurth, 
Campbell and Bradley in Houston, Tex., 
according to the news-letter of the Brown 
Club of Texas. 

James L. Whitcomb is President of the 
Brown Club of Texas. Its members report 
that he is doing a fine job in stirring up 
interest in Brown through the members 
residing in Texas. 

Edmond Neal has been appointed 
.Assistant Director of Sales for the Nichol- 
son File Co. in Providence. The Neals, 
with their three children, Eddie, Jr., 
Judith Anne, and Kenneth, live at 33 
Williams Ave., Edgewood. 

Myron Findlay is Credit Manager of 
the Warner and Swascv Co. in Cleveland. 
His address is 2401 Overlook Rd., Cleve- 
land Heights. 

Rev. Wesley N. Haines is conducting a 
course on Church and the Home in con- 
nection with the Leadership School estab- 
lished by the Yates County (N. Y.) Coun- 
cil of Churches. He is Director of religious 
activities at Keuka College. 

New addresses: George Kuhn, 422 
Rohman, Peoria, 111.; Jack Despres, 243 
Hillside Ave., Pawtucket; Herbert Cook- 
man, 394 .Atlantic Ave., Boston. 

1937 

William Kubie is now working for the 
.Armour Research Foundation of Illinois 
Institute of Technology in Chicago. Bill 
has a new home address at 11014 S. 
Ridgcway Ave., Chicago. 

Richard Walsh is with Cromclin, Town- 
send, & Kirkland, .Attorneys in Washing- 
ton, D. C. He lives at 2031 P St. N.W. 

Ralph Lawrence is photographer for the 
Providence Journal Company. He lives 
at 2 Walker .Ave., Taunton, Mass. 

William H. Margcson, with the Barlow 
.Advertising Agency in Syracuse, is now 



Dawley on Reformation 

^ The N..\tion.\l Guild of Church- 
men is sponsoring a series of writ- 
ings by distinguished scholars of the 
Church. One of its first is "The 
Church in Reformation" by Rev. 
Dr. Powel M. Dawley '29, who is 
a member of the Guild's editorial 
committee. The prospectus says: 

"This tract sets forth the course 
of the English Reformation against 
the background of the revolt of the 
Continent, and indicates the true 
character of the Anglican Reforma- 
tion heritage." 

Dr. Dawley is on the Faculty of 
the General Theological Seminary 
in New York City. ^ 



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settled at 113 Archer Road. The Brown 
Club in Syracuse has a good new worker 
in him. 

T. Robert Garry is Special Representa- 
tive of the White Rock Bottling Co. of 
Boston. He lives at 141 Weld St., Roslin- 
dale 31, Mass. 

Current addresses: J. Norton Atlass, 
519 8th Ave., New York, N. Y.; Bob 
Clcmence, R.F.D., Leominster, Mass. 

1938 

Bill Garvy, with the Commonwealth 
Edison Co. in Chicago, has a home 
address at 31 E. Elm St. there. 

Floyd Hinckley is Manager of the Los 
Angeles Enterprise, a legal newspaper. His 
L. A. address is 220 W. 1st St. 

Ed Fontaine is now working for the 
Stone and Webster Service Corporation 
in New York City and has a new address 
at 23 Locust Ave., Uniondalc, Hemp- 
stead, L. L 

Vincent Benton is living at 1346 W. 
Howard St. in Chicago, where he is 
District Manager for the Pram Corpora- 
tion. 

Frank Burgess is Office Manager for 
the Vandcrlinde Electric Corporation in 
Rochester, N. Y. His address there is at 
57 Lehigh .^ve. 

Roland Houston has a new address at 
329 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 

Our sympathies to Sam McDonald, 
whose father died in March. Dr. Samuel 
J. McDonald was a resident of Chestnut 
Hills, Mass. 

1939 

You have all received complete details 
on our Tenth Reunion. The following 
comments mention some additional plans 
made and the committees that have func- 
tioned so well in your behalf. 

Stan Mathes, our Vice-President, has 
taken the Chairmanship of the Gift and 
Planning Committee as Charlie Gross is 
scheduled to say "I do" May 28th. Work- 
ing with Stan are Grant Bursley, John 
Mclntyre, Bob O'Brien, Bill Bieluch and 
Gus Steneck. Emery Walker has helped 
by presenting the University's point of 
view. This committee will present a plan 
or plans to be voted on Saturday evening 
at the Class Meeting. They have given the 
subject considerable thought and I know 
you will be pleased with their ideas. 

Sheldon Knowles, chairman, and the 
following nominating committee members: 
Ray DeMatteo, Phil Feiner, Butler Moul- 
ton, Henry Jaburg, and Al MacGillivray, 
present the below named men for your 
consideration. The vote will be held Sat- 
urday, June 18th, after the Class Dinner 
at the Viking Hotel. These officers will 
serve until our 15th Reunion. Nominations 
from the floor may be made in addition 
to: 

President — Stanley F. Mathes, Stuart 
C. Sherman, Emery R. Walker. Vice- 
President — Robert D. O'Brien, David B. 
Wilmot, George E. Witherell. Secretary — 
Grant B. Bursley, Ralph L. Fletcher, Jr., 
Charles W. Gustavesen, Jr. Treasurer — 
Cortlandt P. Briggs, George Truman, G. 
Gale Wisbach. 

We owe a real vote of thanks to Stu 
Sherman who did the swell job on the 
Class Reunion news sheet. He put in a lot 
of time and the results speak for them- 
selves. 

Last on the list is your reunion com- 
mittee which functioned very smoothly and 
now sits back and awaits your judgment of 




HARRY LOEB JACOBS, President of Bryant College, seeks a new charter 
for his institution with the thought that it might eventually become a unit 
in Brown University, in the field of business administration. See page 8 
for story. (Photos, courtesy of Bryant College Alumni Magazine.) 



the program. Your President and Re- 
union Chairman, Pete Davis, served beer 
once a month and the following brought 
in all the necessary facts and ideas. Bunny 
Fletcher, Gale Wisbach and Charlie 
Gustavesen did most of the ground work; 
Grant Bursley, Stan Mathes, and Stu 
Sherman joined us on several occasions; 
and here arc the out-of-state men who will 
make the reunion a real success by gather- 
ing in the class: George Witherell, Boston; 
Johnnie Haskell, New Jersey; Dave Wil- 
mot, New York; Courtlandt Briggs, New 
York; Art Oppenheimer, Chicago, Bill 
Bieluch, Hartford; and Larry Hastings, 
New Haven. 

If you have any questions write to F. B. 
Davis, Jr., P. O. Box 1532, Providence 1, 
R. L, or call Gaspee 7100 by day and 
Dexter 9581 by night. 

To date 143 men are definitely coming 
or hope to come! 

Come one, come all. We will dress you 
with a fine chapeau and badge and we will 
all make merry at our Tenth! 

F. B. DAVIS, JR., Chairman 

Lt. Comdr. Hollier G. Tomlin has a 
new address at 607 Airport Rd., Monterey, 
Calif. 

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Jack Podret has established the law firm 
of Podret & Bagnall in Tuscon, Ariz. His 
home there is at 3856 E. Ryan Rd. 

Dr. Chester H. Golding, Jr., has been 
elected to the Board of Trustees of the 
Wappingers Savings Bank in Wappingers 
Falls, N. Y. 

John Cioci is President and Treasurer 
of the Eagle Ice Co. in Providence. His 
address is 61 Forbes St. 

Joseph Lambiase is Resident Physician 
at Rhode Island Hospital. His home is at 
159 Hilltop Drive, Cranston. 

Bob Flagg is Assistant Purchasing Agent 
for the Rockbestos Products Corporation 
in New Haven. He lives at 41 Northside 
Rd., North Haven. 

Leonard Stciner is currently a medical 
student, living at 802 Hicksville Rd., Far 
Rockaway, N. Y. 

1940 

Bob Sweeney has been sent to South 
America by General Electric. His address: 
c/o International General Electric, S. A., 
Inc.; Apartado 1666, Caracas, Venezuela. 

Bob Parish, Field Instructor for United 
Air Lines, has been transferred from 
Wyoming to LaGuardia Airport where he 
will cover the Eastern Region. His address: 



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Education and Training Dept., United 
Air Lines, LaGuardia Airport, Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. 

George Williams is now niidwcstern 
representative for the Gorham Silver Co. 
of Providence. His address is 7225 Wyan- 
dotte St., Kansas City. 

Ed Pietrusza has received his Doctor's 
degree in Cheristry from Pennsylvania 
State College. Ed is with the .American 
Chemical Corporation in New Jersey. 

John Porritt is Purchasing ."Kgent for 
the Fram Corporation in Pawtucket. His 
home it at 1 Redway Circle, Rumford 16. 

.Mbert Curtis has been appointed 
Supervisor of Training by the New Eng- 
land Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
Boston. 

Dr. Frank Giunta has announced the 
opening of his office for the care of in- 
fants and children at 203 Thayer St. in 
Providence. 

Don TetTt has been appointed .Assistant 
Secretary of the Providence Washington 
Insurance Co. and its affiliate, the Anchor 
Insurance Co. Bob has been manager of 
of the re-insurance department. 

John Klish is administrator for the 
Glover Memorial Hospital in Ncedhain, 
Mass. His home is at 38 Slcdman St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Dr. Alfred Kaiser has his practice at 
33 Maple St., Hatfield, Mass. 

New .\drcsses: Richard Starrett, 205 
Park Ave., Elvria, Ohio ; Spencer Manrodt, 
829 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, N. Y. ; 
M. M. Digcnnaro, 54 Powow St., Ames- 
bury, Mass.; Clyde Fisk, 902 Bowling 
Green Drive, Toms River, N. J. ; Reade 
Tompson, .^pt. 37B, Elsmerc Blvd., 
Wilmington, Del. ; Walter Gummere, 1821 
Greshan Rd., Louisville 5, Ky. ; Bob 
Logan, 2404 North Deere Park Drive, 
Highland Park, 111. 

1941 

Paul Blackniore is now in his third 
year at Tufts Medical School. His Boston 
address is 401 Marlborough St. 

Aubrey Raymond is with Simpson, 
Thacher & Bartlcss in New York City and 
lives at 152 Fcrnwood Terrace, Stewart 
Manor, Long Island. 

Joe McCormick is Assistant to the Gen- 
eral Counsel of the Nestle Company in 
New York City. His address is 29 Tanners 
Lane, Levittown, Hicksville, N. Y. 

Bob Rapelye is selling photo supplies for 
Ansco of Binghamton, N. Y. His mailing 
address is 206 University Ave., Providence. 

Dan Braude is .Assistant General 
Manager of Bickford Shoes, Inc., in 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. His home is in 
Wabaun, Mass., at 45 White Oak Rd. 

Charles Pease is Sales Service Manager 
for Swank, Inc., in New York City. He 
lives at 12 Deerfield Rd., Port Washing- 
ton, Long Island. 

Robert Grabb has been admitted to the 
bar in New York State. A graduate of 
Harvard Law School, Bob was an Army 
Major and a one-time U. P. Correspon- 
dent in Providence. 

John McWilliams is in Los .Angeles 
where he is Group Representative for the 
Occidental Life Insurance Co. He lives at 
5523 Rayborn St., Compton 2, Calif. 

Arthur Brown is Sales Representative 
for Deering, Milliken Co., Inc., in Detroit. 
His home there is at 14498 Park Grove. 

Fred Jackson, in the Department of 
History and Political Science at Marietta 
College, is engrossed this year in "learning 
how to teach and attempting to complete 



my doctoral dissertation in my 'spare 
time.' " 

Bill Fraser is now practicing medicine 
and surgery in Cody, Wyoming. He moved 
in January to 1102 Beck Ave., Cody. He 
would like to hear from some of his Beta 
classmates. 

New addresses; H. Richard Sonis, 18 
Van Roosen Rd., Oak Hill Park, Newton, 
Mass. ; Peter Thorpe, Camden Ave., 
Salisbiu y, Md. ; Dr. Gordon Marquis, 
Charles G. Jennings Hospital, Detroit; 
Leroy Walton, Taunton Lakes, Marlton 
P. O., N. J. ; Jim Nestor, c/o Bostitch, Inc., 
Westerly, R. I. ; George Kennedy, .\pt. 
202, 2107 Suitland Terrace, SE, Wash- 
ington 20, D. C; Don McKay, 478 
.\nnawan Lane, Youngstown 5, Ohio. 

1942 

Cieorge Gould is now with the Asiatic 
Petroleum Co. in New York City. 

Jim Fish is selling for the Fram Cor- 
poration in Leroy, Ohio. 

Aaron Beck is Resident Physician at the 
Gushing V. A. Hospital in Framingham, 
Mass. 

Earl Holt is Senior Physician at the 
Westboro, Mass., State Ho.spital. 

Dr. Lawrence Morin has completed a 
year in tumor work at the New Haven 
Hospital and is now located at 42 Sachem 
Village, Hanover, N. H. He will be in 
surgery for the next three years at the 
hospitals associated with Dartmouth, the 
Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, and 
the V. A. Hospital at White River Junc- 
tion, Vt. 

Current addresses: William Roberts, 
1428 Sycamore Lane, Northbrook, 111.: 
Dave Haweeli, 323 Westniont ,\ve., West- 
mont, Haddon Township, N. J,: Hcnrv 
Dursin, RFD- 2, Schoharie, N. Y.; J. B. 
MacGregor, 155 North Bend St., Paw- 
tucket, R. I.; Paul Butterweck, 349 .Acad- 
emy Terrace, Linden, N. J. ; Leonard 
Burgess, Care of St. Andrews Club, Jack- 
son Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

1943 

Thomas West, formerly of the sales 
staff of the Dewey and .Almy Chemical 
Company in Cambridge, Mass., has join- 
ed with one of his former colleagues to 
form West & Winters Products, Inc. with 
officers at 730 Hennepin .\ve., Minneap- 
olis. They will promote the sale and use 



Collecting Captaincies 

► Threk captaincies in two years 
is the record of George Menard, 
who will lead the 1949 Brown Var- 
sity baseball team. He was also 
captain in 1948 and thus becomes 
the first man to captain a Brown 
Varsity baseball nine two seasons 
in a row since Bruce N. Coulter '20 
was so honored in 1919 and 1920. 
Menard was recently elected cap- 
tain of next winter's hockey Varsity, 
although he will graduate in Feb- 
ruary. 

He is a product of BurrillviUe 
High School in Rhode Island, 
where Tom Eccleston '32 is coach. 
This past winter he was the only 
non-Dartmouth choice for the All- 
Pentagonal League team and had 
honorable mention for the NCAA 
all-star team. He also has a Var- 
sity football letter to his credit, al- 
though he was not on the squad last 
fall. i 



of Cry O Vac process and other products 
in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, 
the Dakotas, and part of Iowa. The new 
organization will work with the various 
paper wholesalers handling Cry-o-Rap 
where their experience, says The Conner, 
can prove of value in teaching locker op- 
erators and small poultry packers the 
most modern methods of protecting foods 
as well as the merchandising of such 
products to the ultimate customer. At 
Dewey and .Almy he was in charge of 
product development in the packaging 
division and is known for work with coat- 
ed papers and laminating adhesives, es- 
pecially coated cartons for frozen food 
packaging. He was a Lt. Comdr. in the 
Navy, did .graduate work in steam en- 
gineering at Cornell, and taught at the 
University of Michigan as an Assistant 
Professor after getting his Brown degree. 
Dave Haweeli '42 sent us a useful clip- 
ping about all this. 

Roger Altenberg is in Covington, Ky., 
where he is Director of the Gateway Civic 
Theatre. His Covington address is 312 
Garrard St. 

Bob Walker is a Research Chemist with 
Merck and Co., Inc., in Rahway, N. J. 
His address there is 1095 Stone St. 

Stanley Gate is now in his third year 
at Tufts Medical School. He is living at 
51 Randolph Ave., Milton 87, Mass. 

Norton VVolf is in New York where he 
is copy-writer for Donahue & Coe, Inc., 
Advertisers. His address is 601 E. 20th 
St. 

Joseph E. Cook, Jr., passed his C.P.A. 
exams this past winter and has been do- 
ing considerable traveling over the West- 
ern States from Texas to Montana for 
his firm, Haskins & Sells. He spent five 
weeks in El Paso in December and Jan- 
uary and saw New Year's Eve from the 
Mexican side in Juarez. Joe's present 
plans are to enter Stanford Law School 
in California in the fall. That would 
give him 11 letters after his name: A.B., 
M.B.A., LL.B., and C.P..\. Corporation 
law would be his ultimate goal. For the 
time being, the Cooks are still living at 
1001 Sherman St., Apartment 301, Den- 
ver 3, Colo. 

Dr. Nelson Portnoy began a three-year 
appointment in urology at the V. A. Hos- 
pital in Hines, 111., in January. His mili- 
tary service, ending last June, included 
one year in Algiers as Zone Surgeon for 
the Graves Registration Service. 

Dave MacAusland is Vice-President of 
CJourmet Delicacies, Inc., in New York 
City. His address; 311 E. 40th St. 

Bob Kramer is President of the Whal- 
ing City Broadcasting Corporation in 
New Bedford, Mass., which is currently 
petitioning for an AM radio permit. 

Arvid Seaburg is working with the L. 
F. Silversmith Construction Co. in Hart- 
ford and is living at 54 Walker St., Man- 
chester, Conn. 

Current addresses: Spero Constantine, 
5!U Ocean Ave., New London, Conn.; 
.•\doph Snow, 219 Walnut St., Ames, 
Iowa; Julian Burgess, Care of St. An- 
drews Club, Jackson Ave., Hastings-on- 
Hudson, N. Y. ; Dave Buffum, c/o Uarco, 
Inc., Deep River, Conn. 

1944 

^ The gla.ss of 1944 will hold its 5th 
reunion Saturday, June 18, at the CMiop- 
mist Hill Inn in Scituate, R. I. Plans call 
for a light lunch and an old fashioned 
clam bake. There will be plenty of beer 



24 



for an afternoon of softball, bowling, 
horseshoes, and talk. Full particulars 
will he mailed this month. 

It is expected that a good percentage of 
the class will be on hand. Out of 160 who 
have responded to the. first call, 60 will 
definitely attend, with the number mount- 
ing every day. 

Plans for the reunion are being han- 
dled by a committee of Lloyd Cornell, 
Mike Leach, Max Montgomery and Jas- 
per Olmstead. Inquiries should be made 
to G. Myron Leach, Brook Street, West 
Harrington, R. I. 

Doc Savage is in the tile business in 
West Orange, N. J., and has a new ad- 
dress there at 40 Johnson Rd. 

Ed Rothstein is Sales Manager in the 
Formal Fabrics Division of the Cohn, 
Hall, Marx Co. in New York C;itv. His 
address is 383 E. 1 7th St., Brooklyn. 

Howard Young is a candidate for the 
office of Selectman in Westport, Mass. 
Howard expects to finish his course at 
the Boston University Law School in 
June. 

New addresses: Lucien LaRiviere, 15 
Hastings .^ve., Pawtucket; Alfred Bar- 
ber, Jr., Box ,578, Hvannis, Mass.: Wil- 
liam Ross, Box 629, Rt. 2, Pittsburg, 
Calif.; George Hindmarsh, Box 22B, 
R.F.D. 1, Crossett, Ark.; Geor.ge Rich, 
III, 70 E. Cedar St., Chicago 11: Leslie 
Cohen, 1966 79th St., Jackson Heights, 
N. Y.; Anthony Noll, Jr., 225 Broadway, 
Room 3104-8, New York City. 

1945 

James Cooper has been taking the 
management training program with Big- 
elow Sanford Co., which has sent him to 
New York City, Thompsonville, Conn., 
and more recently Amsterdam, N. Y. 
After that he will be sent to one of the 
carpet company's branches for more per- 
manent assignment. He still gets his mail 
at West Yarmouth, Mass., his home town, 
although temporarily at 21 George St. in 
Amsterdam. 

Lewis W. Lees, Jr., sent us three 
"changes in statistics" early in April: 
Address — from Louisquisset Pike, Sayles- 
ville, R. I., to 609 West Armstrong Ave., 
Peoria 5, 111. Children — from None to 
Nelson Charles, born Nov. 1 in Peoria 
(mother was Kathleen .■\nderson, Pem- 
broke '46). Position — from Student at 
Bentley School of .Accounting and Fi- 
nance, Boston, to College Graduate Ac- 
counting Trainee at Caterpillar Tractor 
Co. He will complete his year's training 
in July and join the staff of the Variable 
Expense Section of the .Accounting De- 
partment at Caterpillar. He remarks, 
"Particularly because this immediate area 
is apparently devoid of Brown men and 
women of our vintage, both Kay and I 
have enjoyed keeping posted on the do- 
ings of our classmates and the latest 
events on the Hill through the Alumni 
Monthly. The album of Brown Songs, 
an extra Christmas gift from our parents 
out there in R. I., has also taken us back 
for some enjoyable reminiscing." Lees 
made a generous gift toward our maga- 
zine expenses, for which we are thankful. 

Alex Trout is a first year law student 
at the University of Michigan. His ad- 
dress: M 15, Law Quadrangle, Ann Ar- 
bor, Mich. 

David Warren is a student at the 
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 
in Medford, Mass. His mailing address 
is 31 Grosvenor Ave., Providence. 




HENRY CAIWERON AITKEN '46, 
banking trainee in London, was a 
vietini when two planes eullided 
over Coventry, England, recently. 
A eanipu.s leader and scholar, he 
was a Coniiiieneenient orator for 
his (!lass. He'd also earned a Mas- 
ter's degree at Fletcher School of 
Diplomacy. 

James Pignataro is living in St. Inigoes, 
Md., where he is an Electronic Engineer 
for the Navy in the Electronics Test Di- 
vision at Patuxent River. 

Knight Edwards is a law clerk with 
the firm of Edwards and Angell in Provi- 
dence. His home address is at 543 Lloyd 
■Ave., Providence. 

New addresses: Bob Broadhead, 121 
Sagamore Rd., Cranston 9, R. I. ; Pem- 
berton Wall, 33 Colburn St., North Attle- 
boro, Mass.; S. Prall Culviner, II Stuyve- 
sant Oval, Apt. lOB, New York 9, N. Y. 

1946 

Stanley Lewis is a trainee with the 
.Shell Oil Corporation in Houston. 

Maurice Carlson was in the office in 
March and told us he is now with the 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in San 
Francisco. His address there: Liberty 
Mutual Bldg., 216 Pine St. 

William Youden is an Engineer for 
Station WEAM in Arlington, Va. His 
address is 3810 47th St. NW, Washington 
16, D. C. 

Gardner Pickup is living at 18 Clarion 
St., Westmont, Johnstown, Pa., and is 
working with the Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Co. 

Ens. Harry L. Sheppard, Jr., USNR, 
is a Navy aviator with this address: VA- 
14, c/o FPO, New York, N. Y. 

Lawrence Mueller has been taking a 
Management Training Course with the 
Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co. of New York. 
His home address is 625 Robeson St., 
Fall River, Mass, 

New addresses: David Strubic, 118 
Davey St., Apt. D., Forest Hill Manor, 
Bloomfield, N. J. ; O. Leonard Nichols, 
250 N. Duke St., Apt. 1, Lancaster, Pa.; 
Paul Daitch, 419 Boylston St., Boston, 
Mass.; Donald Dest, 123 Chestnut St., 
West Haven 16, Conn.; Ed Murphy, 59 
Wcstwood -Ave., Cranston 5, R. I.; John 

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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 

Kelly, 24 Luzon .Ave., Providence; Fred 
Parkinson, 5635 Clates Ave., St. Louis 12, 
Mo.; William Wheeler, 28 Charles St., 
Braintree, Mass. ; Gordon Shillinglaw, 84 
Perkins Hall, Oxford St., Cambridge 38, 
Mass.; Bernard Schwartz, 14 Tesla Lt., 
Mattapan 26, Mass. 

1947 

Burton Bellow is now a physicist at the 
U. S. Navy Underwater Sound Labor- 
atory in New London. His address there 
is 454 Montauk Ave. 

Ray Holden addressed a meeting of 
the Cerebral Palsy Council of Bristol 
C'ounty in February on the topic "Ways 
of Handling the Pre-School Child." He 
is a staff member of the Cerebral Palsy 
Center operated by the Crippled Chil- 
dren and .Adults of Rhode Island, Inc., 
and is completing work for his M.A. in 
Psychology at Yale. 

William E. Stone, now in his second 
year at .Andover-Newton Theological 
Seminary, conducted services in the An- 
nisquam, Mass., Village Church in Jan- 
uary. 

Donald Paster is a Technical Engineer 
in G. E.'s Aircraft Gas Turbine Division 
in Lynn, Mass. His address is 10 Lon.g- 
meadow Rd,, Beverly, Mass, 

Daniel Sobala has been appointed an 
Instructor in mechanical engineering at 
the University of Massachusetts, 

Bob .Austin is working for his father 
in the wholesale roofing supply business 
in North Bergen, N. J. Kathleen, now a 
year old, continues to "rule the roost." 

Bill Munroe has made the Dean's list 
at Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. 
Bill is also a part-time announcer on Sta- 
tion WWON and editor of the school pa- 
per. The Berkeley Beacon. 

New addresses: Leslie Bowser, RFD. 
Newman Ave., Seekonk, Mass. ; William 
Taylor, 1052 York Ave., Pawtucket; 
Clinton Boone, 20 Stuyvesant Oval, New 
York 9, N. Y. ; F. Burton Nelson, 3 Camp 
St., Forestville, Conn.; Melvin Kirschn- 
cr, 1334 Rimpau, Los .Angeles, Calif.; Bill 
Joslin, 924 Industrial Trust Bldg., Provi- 
dence; Walter Levi, 485 Pelham Rd., 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 

1948 

George Boothby is now a teacher-coach 
in Braintree, Mass., but in the fall will 
assume duties as head coach of football 
and instructor at Rockland High School. 

Robert Siff is production manager and 
a junior executive at the B-W Footwear 
Co., Inc., in Webster, Mass. 

■Albert Rogers is an assistant manager 
at the American Glossite Co. in Putnam, 
Conn., textile manufacturers. 

Mario Romero is an assistant manager 
in his father's concern, Almacenes Ro- 
mero, import and export wholesalers of 
general merchandise in Panama. 

Berton Hill is doing graduate work 
in the Zoology Department at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

Robert Rothman is a production man- 
ager for his father, Charles Rothman, 
manufacturing jeweler in Providence. 

John Mealey is a first year student at 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Richard Martin is a project engineer 
for the Gilbane Co. in Providence. He is 
living on Pine Orchard Road, Chepachet. 

Eric Marvell is working at Bethlehem 
Steel in a training course for supervisors. 

Thomas Egan is a trainee in sales for 
the American Brake Shoe Co., Ramapo 
.Ajax Division in Hillburn, N. Y. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Paul Cumberland is living at 205 "B" 
Dorm, Chapel Hill, N. C, although his 
University mail continues to go to North 
Attleboro. 

Roswell Cummings gives his address 
as 215 Institution Ave., Newton Centre 
59, Mass., vk-here he is attending Andover 
Newton Theological School. 

Royce Crimmins is taking a training 
course with Allis-Chalmers in Milwau- 
kee. 

Samuel Crooks is an assistant personnel 
director for the CoUyer Insulated Wire 
Co. of Pawtucket. 

Robert Day is studying at the Grad 
School of Arts & Sciences at Harvard. 

Jack Delany is a salesman for the 
American Can Co. in New York. 

Walter Dennis is a mechanical engi- 
neer for the Blackstone Gas & Electric Co. 

Gerard Doherty is associated with 
Boit, Dalton & Church, insurance agents 
in Boston. He also notes that he is an 
associate of Frederick Hobart, attorney 
at law. 

Harlan Espo is a salesman for the 
Providence Textile Co., jobbers. 

Albert Feldman is assistant manager 
for the Maryland Theatre in Cumber- 
land, Md., although he gives a new mail- 
ing address at 1223 Beacon St., Brooklme, 
Mass. 

Gerald Fitzgerald is an inspector for 
the Factory Insurance Association of 
Hartford. 

Robert Chase is a service engineer tor 
Babcock & Wilcox Co. of New York. 

James Griffiths is a sales trainee for the 
Ruberoid Co., roofing manufacturers, in 
New York City. 

Roland Guillet has a new address at 
438 Grand Ave., Pawtucket, where he is 
an agent for the Metropolitan Life Ins. 
Co. 

Anthony Fontana is a graduate student 
at the East Pittsburgh Works of Westing- 
house although his mail is addressed to 26 
Lotus Place, Providence 8. 

Edward Hamblin is a trainee at Gen- 
eral Electric's Lynn, Mass., plant. 

Frederick Fradley is living at 254 So. 
23rd St. in Philadelphia where he is work- 
ing in the engineering department of the 
Turner Const. Co. 

Ernest Frerichs is a student at the Har- 
vard Grad School of Arts & Sciences. 

Richard Gaunt is a research engineer 
at Cal Tech's jet propulsion laboratory. 
His preferred address is 4800 Oak Grove 
Dr., Pasadena, Calif. 

Peter Potter is in Hagerstown, Md., 
where he is Assistant Chief Statistician 
for the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. 
His address there is 105 Bryan Place. 

Elmer Fiery spoke recently on the sub- 
ject "Job Intelligence" at the Durfee 
High School in Fall River, Mass. Elmer 
is Chairman of the Placement Service at 
Edgewood Junior College. 

New addresses: Morton Grossman, 15 
Sherman Rd., Hancock Village, Chest- 
nut Hill 67, Mass.; Donald Kauth, 4620 
Cedar Ave., Philadelphia; Thomas Pitts, 
Transit Rd., Williamsville, N. Y.; Lloyd 
Wells, 27 Hughes Ave., Pawtucket, R. I.; 
Searles Bray, 87 Cove St., Pawtucket, 
R. I.; Eric S. Marvell, 2232 Franklin St., 
Johnstown, Pa.; J. L. Kovarik, 1030 So. 
30th Ave.; Apt. 3, Omaha, Neb.; Fred- 
erick W. Lohse, Jr., 3 Woodcock Lane, 
Westwood Park, Attleboro, Mass. ; How- 
ard Lane, R.F.D. 1, Farmingdale, N. J. 



1949 

Jeffrey Boll has been appointed Assist- 
ant Purchasing Agent at Brown. 

Dick Anderson recently received a 
promotion with Houston's new depart- 
ment store, Joske's. He is head of the 
training department. 

William Crossley is a trainee with the 
Socony- Vacuum Oil Company in Revere, 
Mass. 

John Shepard, II, is now with Shep- 
ard's Department Store in Providence. 

Ralph Earle was guest speaker in Feb- 
ruary for the Young People's group of 
the Central Congregational Church in 
Middlcboro, Mass. 

New addresses: Hunter G. Trotter, 
Point Road, Marion, Mass.; J. O. Brown- 
ell, Jr., 12 Columbine Rd., Weston, Mass.; 
Francis C. Craig, 5306 Water St., Phila- 
delphia 20; Ronald W. Campbell, Box 
71, 161 So. Mountainside Drive, New 
Britain, Conn.; Richard Anderson, 3332 
Sixth St., Port Arthur, Tex. 



1950 

Ed Swain is now a bookkeeper with the 
Farmers and Merchants National Bank 
of Los Angeles. His address there is 901 
S. Kingsley Drive, Apt. 301. 

New addresses: Ed Tempinski, New 
Mexico School of Mines, Socorro, N. M.; 
Richard Littlefield, R.F.D. Wakefield, 
R. I.; Amintas Economou, 31 Grosvenor 
St., Springfield, Mass.; Marvin French, 
4412 Del Monte Ave., San Diego 7, 
Calif.; Lt. (jg) Louis Humpton, USN, 
Ward 113, S.O.Q., U. S. Naval Hospital, 
St. Albans, N. Y.; Paul Thomas, 94 
Thornton Rd., Chestnut Hill 67, Mass.; 
Tracy Thurber, 1367-1 Soi Lakhat, Bang- 
kapi, Bangkok, Siam. 
1951 

Don Berry is living at 179 Morris Ave., 
in Pawtucket, R. I., where he is the own- 
er of a food processing business. 

Pvt. William Sweet has this address: 
7th MRU (7025th Enl. Det.). South 
Post, Fort Meyer, Va. 4 



Very Vital Statistics < ^ 



MARRIAGES 

^ ^ 1908 — Alfred J. Densmore and Miss 
Marion E. Vaudreuil, daughter of Mrs. 
Simeon Vaudreuil, in Sacred Heart Rec- 
tory, Hanover, N. H., March 7, 1949. 

1926 — William Bailey Avery and Miss 
Mary Pintek, daughter of Mr. George 
Pintck, in the Church of The Transfigur- 
ation, New York City, Feb. 26, 1949. 

1932 — George Wellington Jenson and 
Miss Barbara Thayer Holbrook, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Holbrook, in 
Grace Episcopal Church, No. Attleboro, 
Mass., March 26, 1949. Alan Cusick '32 
and Paul Mackesey '32 were ushers. 

1941 — Emile Albert LeGros and Miss 
Marian Ruth Walker, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Lester R. Walker, in the First 
Presbyterian Church, River Forest, 111., 
April 9, 1949. 

1943 — David A. Forester and Miss 
Dorothy E. Paddock of Brooklyn in the 
Church of the Ascension in New York 
City Jan. 22, 1949. Elbert V. Mullen- 
neaux '43 and Paul A. Cunningham '45 
were ushers. 

1945 — Lt. Albert Henry Becker and 
Miss Nancy Brown, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Stuart D. Brown of Pawtucket, in 
St. John's Episcopal Church, Barrington, 
R. I., April 2, 1949. 

1945 — .'\braham Ehrenhaus and Miss 
Marilyn Joy Silverman, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles L. Silverman of Provi- 
dence, at the Sheraton-Biltmore Hotel, 
Feb. 20, 1949. Melvin Feldman '45 was 
the best man. 

1946— Charles De Witt Fischer and 
Miss Helen Elizabeth Doremus, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ellsworth Doremus 
of Clifton, N. J., in St. John's Church, 
Passaic, March 26, 1949. 

1949 — Kenneth Warren Macdonald 
and Miss Dorothy Russell Gifford, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Flavel M. GifTord of 
Fairhaven, Mass., in the First Congrega- 
tional Church Feb. 20, 1949. i 

RIRTHS 

^ ► 1933 — To Dr. and Mrs. Ezckicl Lim- 
mer of Silver Spring, Md., a daughter, 
Beverly Joan, April 2, 1949. 

1936— To Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. 
Sherman of Providence, a son, Warren 
Andrew, II, March 17, 1949. 

1940— To Mr. and Mrs. John B. 
Young of the U. S. Embassy, Brussels, 

26 



Belgium, twins, a son and daughter, 
March 21, 1949. 

1941— To Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. 
Bechtold of Wakefield, R. I., their third 
child, a daughter, Andrea Jackson, March 
31, 1949. 

'l 941— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. 
Wilmot of Delmar, N. Y., a daughter, 
Sandra Jean, July 3, 1948. 

1941— To Mr. and Mrs. William A. 
Stinson of Milwaukee, Wis., a son, William 
Arthur, Jr., Dec. 28, 1948. 

1942— To Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. 
Bennett of Arlington, Va., a son, Martin 
James, Feb. 12, 1949. 

1942 — To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. 
Blomstedt of Chicago, a second son, Jef- 
frey William, Dec. 9, 1948. 

1942 — To Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. 
Dunn, Jr., of Richmond, Va., twin daugh- 
ters, Catherine Rosella and Ellen Renee, 
Dec. 3, 1948. 



1942— To Capt. 
USAMC, and Mrs. 



Thomas Forsythe, 
Forsythe, of Dow 



Field, Bangor, Me., a daughter, Nancy 
Marie, Jan. 16, 1949. 

1942— To Lt. and Mrs. John H. A. 
Goulding of Providence, a second child 
and first son, Charles Wheelock, III, Nov. 
25, 1948. 

1943— To Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Bell 
of Riverside, R. I., a son, Robert William, 
Jr., June 16, 1948. 

1943 — To Mr. and Mrs. Russel Brower 
of Edgewood, R. I., a daughter, Mary 
Jane, Dec. 14, 1948. 

1943 — To Mr. and Mrs. Leonard R. 
Campbell of Ware, Mass., a son, William 
Heywood, Nov. 23, 1948. 

1943 — To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ma- 
son, Jr., of Barrington, R. I., a second 
daughter, Audry Elizabeth, Feb. 27, 1949. 

1943— To Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Rock- 
well of Bristol, R. I., a daughter, Domi- 
nique, Jan. 14, 1949. 

1944— To Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Glavis 
of San Diego, Calif., their third child and 
second daughter, Greta, Feb. 8, 1949. 

1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. Christy Karr 
of Rutland, Vt., a son, Christy, Jr., Jan. 
10, 1949. 

1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. George Rich, 
III, of Chicago, a daughter, Helen At- 
water, Dec. 6, 1948. 

1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Roberts 
of Spring Green, R. I., their third daugh- 
ter, Jennifer Olivia, Feb 4, 1949. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



1944 — To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. 
Stream of St. Louis, Mo., a second son, 
Eric Abbott, Feb. 23, 1949. 

1945 — To Mr. and Mrs. T. Garry Buck- 
lev of Bennington, Vt., their second son, 
David GifTord, Feb. 25, 1949. 

1945~To Mr. and Mrs. Knight Ed- 
wards of Providence, a daughter, Barbara 
McKay, Feb. 24, 1949. 

1945 — To Dr. and Mrs. Simon Horen- 
stcin of Chicago, a son, Joshua, March 11, 
1949. 

1945— To Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Mor- 
ton of Denver, Colo., a daughter, Jill, Feb. 
18, 1949. 

1945— To Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mc- 
Laughlin of Providence, a daughter, San- 
dra, Jan. 22, 1949. 

1945 — To Mr. and Mrs. Leon S. Mann 
of Providence, a daughter, Carol Eliz- 
abeth, Feb. 14, 1949. 

1945— To Dr. and Mrs. Gurdon S. H. 
Pulford of Highland Park, Mich., Shcllev 
Atwood, .Aug. 31, 1948. 

1945— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. 
Rounds of Barrington, R. L, a son, Fred- 
eric Wallace, II, Feb. 2, 1949. 

1946 — To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. 
Armstrong of No. Providence, a son, James 
Raymond, Jan. 30, 1949. 

1946 — To Mr. and Mrs. William Chace 
Luther of Providence, a daughter, Kathv 
Howe, Dec. 30, 1948. 

1947 — To Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln F, 
Ladd of Providence, a son, Lincoln Filene, 
Jr., March 9, 1949. 

1947 — To Mr. and Mrs. C. Quentin 
Miller of Edgewood, R, I., twin daughters, 
Robin Dianne and Gretchen Dana, on 
Feb. 18, 1949. 

1947— To Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. 
Smith, Jr., of Charlottesville, Va., a son, 
Glenn Warwick, Nov. 3, 1948. 



1948— To Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton A. 
Holden of Brookline, Mass., a son, 
Wheaton Arnold, Jr., Jan. 15, 1949. 

1948— To Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. 
Lane of Farmingdale, N. J., a son, Ran- 
dall Howard, Nov. 22, 1948. 

1949— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. 
Duguay of Providence, a daughter, Louisa 
Bonnar, Dec. 21, 1948. 

1949— To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. 
Williams of Montrose, Calif., a daughter 
March 6, 1949. 

1950— To Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. 
Hallett of Rumford, R. I., a son, Richard 
Harding, Jr., Feb. 26, 1949. i 

► The Navy at Brown 

continued from page 12 

► The Naval Reserve Officers" Training 
Corps grew out of the first World War and 
was established in 1925. In 1940 the Navy 
selected 1 1 colleges including Brown, for 
training officers to supplement men from 
.Annapolis and the nine original NROTC 
units. Under Capt. Chester H. J. Keppler, 
USN, Brown's first Naval Unit of 1 10 men 
on inactive duty began training that fall. 
This type of program continued under 
Captains Bowdey and Yates (later Com- 
modores), and at the Brown Commence- 
ment in 1943 eight NROTC men received 
their commissions and degrees. The num- 
ber steadily increased, the largest Navy 
Commencement class coming in June, 
1946, when 97 candidates received degrees 
and commissions and 55 others received 
commissions. 

When the V-12 went into effect, Capt. 
H. M. Briggs (now Commodore) took 
command of the 365 apprentice seamen 



who arrived at Brown in July, 1943. The 
peak enrollment of Navy men was 686 in 
November, 1945, when the Unit had 15 
officers and 23 enlisted men in addition for 
its conduct. 

The majority of the Naval officers who 
were commissioned at Brown went directly 
to the Fleet. In the training at Brown, 
main emphasis was placed on giving a col- 
lege education in as brief a time as possible. 
Naval students were required to carry far 
heavier course loads than civilians and 
usually completed eight semesters of cur- 
riculum in seven semesters. Their basic 
and advanced training in Seamanship, 
Ordnance and Gunnery, Communications 
and Navigation comprised only about 20% 
of the program, and men earned degrees in 
the arts and sciences of their choice. The 
degree of Bachelor of Science in Naval 
Science was created to meet the needs of 
students not having time to complete con- 
centration requirements for other degrees. 

In 1946 the Navy conferred a Mark of 
Commendation upon Brown, and a plaque 
in University Hall is token of the tradi- 
tional compliment, "Well done." President 
Wriston said it had been easy to co-operate 
in training officer candidates because of the 
Navy's "readiness to recognize the prob- 
lems of an institution of higher learning 
and so to shape its program." Both new 
recruits and heavily decorated Fleet vet- 
erans were enrolled at Brown in the course 
of the program. Naval Aviation enlistees 
also trained with the unit prior to their 
flight training and commissioning. Capt. 
E. A. Lofquist and Capt. C. G. Gesen held 
successive command of the Navy at Brown, 
followed by Capt. Francis D. McCorkle, 
who organized the peacetime program un- 
der the Holloway Bill. The present com- 
mander is Capt. Edward R. Durgin. 4 




LAST FORMATIOIN: At the terniinalion of the V-12 program in June, 1946, the Naval Unit at Brown had appro- 
priate ceremony on what used to be Lincoln Field (Metcalf Lab in the background). Tliough the V-12 ended, 
the ROTC program flourishes. 

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ANNOUNCING THE 



THE ANNUAL ALL -ALUMNI DINNER 

Always the Greatest and Gayest 
Get- Together of Brown Men 



It's a Date! 

JUNE 17 

ANDREWS HALL 
6:00 



Off-year or "on" — you owe it to yourself to be back at Brown for the 
Alumni Dinner. Major reunion classes take part but all Brown men 
are welcome. It's the time and place to see your best friends from 
College days, for everybody comes. 



SPEAKERS: 

President Henry M. Wriston 

Furber Marshall '19 

J. Harold Williams '18, toast-master 



BROWN BEAR AWARDS 
BROWN SONGS, BROWN SPIRIT 
SPECIAL FEATURES and a good 

dinner fresh-cooked in the netv 

dorm kitchen. 




All this 
Specially 
Priced at 

$3. 



THERE IS ONLY ONE HITCH: We cannot 
promise to sell any tickets over 600. Don't be shut 
out. Since prompt purchase of tickets assures you 
a seat with your classmates, make your reservations 
now. Fill out the coupon at right and send your 
check with it. 



RAYMOND H. ABBOTT, Treasurer 

P.O. Box 1436 

50 South Main Street 

Providence, R. I. 

Enclosed find check made out to you for $ in 

payment of ticket (s) for the All-Alumni Dinner 

at Brown Friday, June 17. 



Name 



Send ticket to 



Class 



Meat Q Fish Q (check preference)