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Vol. XXII 
No. 1 

OCT. 1937 



NOVEMBER 13, 1937 

Annual Alumni Golf Tournament 
at Bucknell Golf Club 

Free to Alumni 

Alumni Registration 

New Alumni Lounge - Room 116, East Wing, Old Main 



President Marts Will Speak 



(Address The Alumni Secretary for all Reservations — See Inside Back Cover) 


November 13 

Annual Dinner Dance 

HEADLINING the Homecoming 
program this year will be the 
football classic at 2:00 when the 
Bisonmen play host to the Temple 
Owls. Preceding this in the morning 
and on Friday, alumni golfers will 
again be given the opportunity to 
compete for prizes in the Annual 
Alumni Golf Tournament. The rules 
for play as set up last year remain 
the same: individual prizes for men 
and women; six prizes in all: for nine 
hole medal score, greatest number of 
bobs (on green in par) and jingles 
(one putt green). No green fees will 
be required of alumni. All, regardless 
of class, degree, or residents are eli- 
gible. The club house will be golfers 
headquarters November 12 and 13; 
ample dressing rooms will be open 
without charge. 

The Annual Alumni Dinner and 
Dance at the Women's College Din- 
ing Room is to be continued in full 
force with the best banquet -fare that 
Mrs. Sale can serve up for alumni 
hungry from cheering a victorious 
eleven. The dance will again feature 
the swingable rhythms of one of the 
number of orchestras which are fa- 
vorites with the student body. 

The large registration board which 
last Homecoming so successfully 
tempted alumni in putting down in 
black and white their names and 
classes will be an added attraction of 
alumni headquarters, where alumni 
will also be given Homecoming Tags 
identifying name and class. 


Games Remaining 
Date Opponent Where Played 

Oct. 15 Miami (Night) Lewisburg 
Oct. 23 Villanova Villanova 

Oct. 30 Albright Reading 

Nov. 6 Furman Greenville, S. C. 
Nov. 13 Temple Lewisburg 



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VOL. XXII, No. 1 

OCTOBER, 1937 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24. 1912. 

Editor — Charles McD. Morris, '31 


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President s Page 

Dear Bucknellian : 

At the laying of the corner-stone of the new gymnasium on September 
30th, a brief message from each of the ten men who contributed the cost of 
the first section of the building was sealed in the traditional copper box. 

These brief messages reveal the Spirit of Bucknell in its very essence, 
so I quote from four of them : 

From a trustee who gave $55,000, "I trust that many youth will be 
stronger and finer and better". From a trustee who gave $25,000, 
"This gift is inspired by my love for Alma Mater". From a friend 
who gave $20,000, "To Bucknell University in appreciation of its 
work for humanity." And from another trustee, "God bless Bucknell 
and her youth". 

There is the whole range of the Bucknell idea in four key words: Youth ■ — 
Alma Mater — Humanity ■ — God. 

We are grateful indeed to these unnamed gentlemen who have given 
Bucknell its first section of our longed-for gymnasium, and we are grateful 
to the Chairman of the New Gymnasium Committee, Judge J. Warren Davis, 
who is rendering his Alma Mater this splendid service. 

Now comes our opportunity to create a new program of physical educa- 
tion and health for our women students, to which I hope our alumnae will 
give their support. Tustin Gymnasium is inadequate for 800 young men, but 
it can be made a very satisfactory gymnasium for only half that number of 
young women. It is our plan to remodel it, inside and out, for the use of our 
women students, and to give Loomis Field to them for their out-door sports, 
as soon as the) new gymnasium is ready for the men. We are getting esti- 
mates now on the cost of the remodelling. The cost will be modest, but the 
values that will accrue to the educational program for our young women will 
be out of all proportion to the cost. I hope our alumnae will interest them- 
selves in this vastly important project. 

Home-Coming Day is on Saturday, November 13th, this year and we 
shall hope to see a great many of you in Lewisburg on that day. As part of 
the celebration we will re-dedicate Old Main Restored, and will unveil a 
tablet to the donor of the new Central Section. This should be a most happy 
Home-Coming for all. We invite you most cordially to come back to the 
College on the Hill on November 13th. 

With warm regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

Acting President. 

OCTOBER, 1937 

Work Formally Begun 
On New Gymnasium 

IMPRESSIVE corner-stone laying ceremonies 
held Thursday morning, September 30th, on 
North Field marked the formal beginning of 
construction on the University's new $400,000 men's 

Sitting under a bright sun, several hundred stu- 
dents and faculty members attended the exercises, 
highlighted by a radio address by Judge Kenesaw 
M. Landis, high commissioner of organized base- 
ball. Speaking from the Chicago studios of the 
National Broadcasting Company over the Red net- 
work, Judge Landis was introduced by Vice-Presi- 
dent, R. H. Rivenburg. 

Paying tribute to the late Christy Mathewson 
'02, Bucknell's most famous alumnus athlete, Judge 
Landis said, "To you, assembled on the campus 
of Bucknell University ready to lay the corner- 
stone of your new gymnasium, accept this word of 
gratitude from professional baseball for having 
helped to train a great national hero like Christy 

Baseball's high commissioner referred to Christy 
Mathewson as "a noble inspiration and influence 
in the lives of millions of boys and men whose 
heroes are just such men as Christy and who un- 
consciously strive to be like their heroes. May 
your new gymnasium help train strong bodies, 
clean minds, and clean hearts." 

Judge Landis concluded his talk by declaring, 
"President Marts, students and faculty of Bucknell. 
as you now lay the cornerstone of your new gym- 
nasium, organized baseball, lovers of good sports- 
manship, and admirers of their old idol, Christy 
Mathewson, salute you." 


John D. Plant, for more than a decade director 
of physical education, who spoke preceding the am- 
plification of Judge Landis' address, described phy- 

Judge Landis in Broadcast Pays 

High Tribute to "Matty." 
Dr. Harvey F. Smith Officiates in 
Campus Cornerstone Ceremonies. 

sical education as "at its best the outspoken cham- 
pion of play for its own sake." 

In his ten-minute talk Mr. Plant described the 
only successful physical education program as being 
one that affects the physical, mental, moral, and 
spiritual natures of all who come in contact with 

He told the spectators that the world seems to be 
swinging in the direction of the American ideal of 
physical education, in which freedom is the keynote. 

Dr. Harvey F. Smith '94, Harrisburg surgeon 
and chairman of the trustees' committee on physical 
education and student health, officiated at the cor- 
nerstone laying ceremonies, explaining to the audi- 
ence concerning items of historical importance 
placed in the cornerstone. 

Material placed in the cornerstone included a 
photograph of the baseball team of 1870, which, 
captained by Dr. W. C. Bartol 72, lost only one 
game in four years ; a photograph of the 1891 foot- 
ball team, a record of 42 important football victories, 
a list of 18 Bucknell men who have played major 
league baseball, track and field, basketball, boxing, 
soccer, and tennis records, and two copies of the 
Bucknellian. Dr. Smith read messages from 8 trus- 
tees and 2 friends of the University whose genero- 
sity provided the funds to start the work. 


President Marts who introduced the speakers 
from the campus announced that the new gymna- 
sium is expected to be ready for use at the begin- 
( Continued on page 6) 

Architect's Sketch of the New 8400,000 Men's Gymnasium 


FLOOR PLANS {Central Unit Outlined in Heavy Black) 

Second Floor Plan 

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OCTOBER. 1937 

Highlights of Cornerstone Broadcast 

DEAN RIVEN BURG: The students and fac- 
ulty and many friends of Bucknell University at 
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, are gathered at this mo- 
ment on the campus of the College, prepared to lay 
the corner-stone of a splendid new gymnasium 
which is to be erected this fall. I have been asked 
by the Board of Trustees of Bucknell to come to 
Chicago as their representative, and in behalf of 
Judge John Warren Davis, Chairman, and Mr. Dan- 
iel C. Roberts, Honorary Chairman, to invite you 
to send a message on this occasion, for which the 
National Broadcasting Company has graciously pro- 
vided the facilities. 

We have turned to you. Judge Landis, for such 
a message, because you are the acknowledged leader 
and high Commissioner of organized baseball, the 
great American sport and recreation, and because 
from Bucknell University came perhaps the great- 
est figure in baseball of all time — Christy Mathew- 

Bucknell has two outstanding traditions strik- 
ingly exemplified by three men who have made 
great contributions to American life. The intel- 
lectual tradition, for which the College exists, is 
exemplified by David Jayne Hill, for nine years 
President of Bucknell, for eight years President of 
the University of Rochester. Minister Plenipoten- 
tiary to Switzerland, Ambassador to Germany, and 
delegate to the Second Peace Conference at The 
Hague in 1907; the intellectual tradition at Buck- 
nell is also exemplified by General Tasker Bliss, a 
distinguished scholar who read Latin and Greek 
for pleasure, and whose knowledge, ability and 
judgment were so esteemed by President Woodrow 
Wilson that he was chosen to sit with the Presi- 
dent in the great Peace Conference at Versailles. 
The athletic tradition, also an honorable one, which 
we are emphasizing today, is exemplified by Christy 
Mathewson, who as a fine young lad entered col- 
lege thirty-nine years ago this month at the age of 
eighteen, who loved Bucknell, and who would be 
proud and happy over the new Bucknell gymna- 
sium if he could have lived to take part in this 
corner-stone laying. Christy lies buried in the 
Lewisburg Cemetery just a few rods from where 
this ceremony is now taking place on the campus 
of his College. 

On the Christy Mathewson Gateway to the Buck- 
nell Memorial Stadium there is a bronze tablet with 
this inscription : 

"Christopher Mathewson 
Athlete — Soldier — Gentleman" 

It is our hope that the new gymnasium at Bucknell, 
the corner-stone of which will be laid within a few 
minutes, will help to train thousands of other young 
men of the present and future generations in the 
same mold of moral character, intelligence, bodily 
vigor and good sportsmanship. 

We are grateful to you, Judge Landis, for taking 
part in this ceremony and will hear with apprecia- 
tion a message from von. 

JUDGE LANDIS : ' I well remember the Christy 

Mathewson Gateway at the Bucknell Stadium to 
which you have referred, for I was present on the 
Bucknell Campus at Lewisburg some vears ago 
when this gateway was dedicated as a Memorial \o 
Matty. In behalf of Professional Baseball I helped 
to dedicate a tablet on that gateway on which we 
engraved these words : "He was one of the greatest 
figures in competitive sport of all time." 

Christy Mathewson deserves this tribute because 
of his astounding feat as a pitcher and also because 
of his sterling character and his fine influence over 
the boys of the Nation who idolized him. He was 
a credit to the College that helped to train him, for 
he had brains and character as well as skill. Johnny 
Evers once referred to his intelligence in these 
words : 

"He knew exactly what you couldn't hit, and that 
was all you had to hit at, for he could throw a ball 
into a tin cup at pitching range." 

Perhaps his greatest pitching achievement was 
in the 1905 World Series when he pitched three 
shut-out games within five days against the hard- 
hitting Philadelphia Athletics of Connie Mack and 
won the pennant for the Giants. 

The day after Christy Mathewson died at Sara- 
nac Lake in 1925, Grantland Rice summed up his 
career and paid him a tribute in words which I 
should like to quote, as follows : 

"He was the only man I have ever known who in 
spirit and in inspiration was greater than his game. 
For he was something more than a great pitcher. 
He was one of those rare characters who appeal to 
the millions through a magnetic personality attached 
to clean honesty and undying loyalty to a cause. 

"He gripped the imagination of a country that 
held a hundred million people and held this grip 

Dr. Smith and President Marts 
share the honors in Campus Corner-stone Ceremony 


John D. Plant as He Delivered the Principal 
Address at the Dedicatory Ceremonies 

with a firmer hold than any man of his day or time. 
There might be rumors and reports concerning 
others, but here was one man who was clean clear 

"There had been many mighty pitchers. But 
here was a ball player with ideals, a ball player 
who lifted the game up in place of dragging it down. 
He held public faith in dark days when others were 
trying to destroy this faith. And with these ideals 
he was not walking along easy paths. Yet his 
character was such that he held even the respect 
of those who had no ideals of any sort, but could 
still pay tribute to the rugged strength of one who 
was indifferent to any mockery or taunts. 

"Mathewson was above the clamor of the crowds. 
He appreciated the crowds' applause, but he also 
knew the fickleness of fame. From the day he first 
walked upon the field up to his passing he set his eyes 
upon a certain goal along the road of honesty, clean- 
ness, service and loyalty, and nothing could swerve 
him from the path. Others have been idols of a 
city. Here was a nation-wide idol who at no second 
of his career ever stepped into the mire. He walked 
upon clean ground from his first public appearance 
to the Pennsylvania grave that will hold his dust.'' 
To you assembled on the Campus at Bucknell Uni- 
versity ready to lay the corner-stone of your new 
gymnasium, accept this word of gratitude from pro- 
fessional baseball for having helped to train a great 
national hero like Christy Mathewson. He has been 
a noble inspiration and influence in the lives of mil- 
lions of boys and young men whose heroes are just 
such men as Christy, and who, unconsciously, strive 
to be like their heroes. Would that American life 
would bring us more heroes like that, clean, win- 
some, conquering. May your new gymnasium help 
to train strong bodies, clean minds and clean hearts. 
President Marts, and students and friends of Buck- 
nell, as you now lay the corner-stone of your new 
gymnasium, organized baseball and lovers of good 

sportsmanship and admirers of their old idol, 
Christy Mathewson, salute you. 

DEAN RIVENBURG: We are deeply grateful 
to you, Judge Landis, for your inspiring message, 
which has been heard with profit by the hundreds 
of students, faculty, and friends of Bucknell, who 
are now laying the corner-stone of its splendid new 
gymnasium to be erected this year. Your message 
has now become the public record, to be preserved 
for hundreds of years in the corner-stone of that 
noble building. 

Over the door of the Cornell University gymna- 
sium there was framed as a motto a striking quo- 
tation from Bacon : 

"He who sinks his vessel by overloading it, 
though it be with gold and silver and precious 
stones, will give his owner but an ill account 
of his voyage." 
The new Bucknell gymnasium, surrounded by the 
splendid playing fields of the University, by help- 
ing many an ardent, overzealous student to develop 
his physique, will throughout the coming years 
make a notable contribution toward the preserva- 
tion and extension of the intellectual and athletic 
traditions of Bucknell, in whose behalf I thank you. 


(Continued from page 3 ) 

ning of the second semester. Gifts, totaling 
$125,000, will make possible the construction of the 
central unit which will be built of brick to conform 
with the architecture of other campus structures 
and will be situated west of the North Field. This 
unit will contain a gym floor, bleachers seating 
2,600 persons, lockers and showers. The seating 
capacity includes 1,600 permanent seats and 1,000 
temporary. When completed the other sections will 
contain a field house, swimming pool, offices, and 
individual sports sections. 

Forty-seven year old Tustin gymnasium will be 
remodeled for the use of the women's physical edu- 
cation department. It is planned to start the re- 
vamping job as soon as the new gymnasium is 
ready for the men. 

Plans for the Remodelling of Tustin Gymnasium for Use 
by the Women's Physical Education Department 

OCTOBER, 1937 

Bisons Tumble Ursinus, Lebanon Valley, 21-0, 13-0 
Lose a Tough One To Penn State 14-20 

PLAYING under a new coaching hierarchy head- 
ed by Al Humphreys, the Bison football team 
has provided the highlight of the fall sports 
parade by displaying a fight and dash that have 
agreeably surprised even the most ardent support- 
ers of the new regime. 

As they pounded out convincing victories over 
Ursinus and Lebanon Valley, the Bisons blocked 
and tackled with a fervor that more than compen- 
sated for any technical flaws in their early season 
play. Strangely enough, this same spirit has been 
much in evidence during practice sessions. 

It's a more colorful Bucknell team on the field this 
year. Coach Humphreys has introduced a tricky 
new shift and an offense which places more empha- 
sis upon the "open" game than has been the case 
with Bison elevens for a number of years. Decep- 
tive reverses and passes will be numbered among 
the Herd's most important attacking weapons dur- 
ing the remainder of the season. 

Spearhead of this attack, which will be seen at 
home for the next time on Friday night, October 
15, when the University of Miami, Fla., Hurricanes 
visit Lewisburg, is Lou Tomasetti, the Old Forge 
Express, who so far this season has been piling up 
yardage in an inspired fashion. 


Tomasetti, fleet junior halfback who won a start- 
ing berth as a sophomore, averaged 6'/2 yards every 
time he carried the ball against Ursinus. Then a 
week later he was even better, averaging 7Yi yards 
every time his signal was called. His specialty is 
slicing off tackle, then reversing his field for long 

Aiding and abetting Tomasetti's efforts is this 
season's sophomore "sensation", Frank Funair, of 
Walston, Pa., who has scored two of the five touch- 
downs made by the Herd in their first two games. 
His 48-yard touchdown dash following a pass in- 
terception was the most exciting play of the victory 
over Ursinus. 

Steading influences in this year's team are the 
two senior co-captains, Enio Conti, 191-pound tackle 
from Brooklyn, and Herb Bowman, halfback from 
Sherrill, N. Y. In early season frays Bowman was 
crowded off the field by the capable work of juniors 
and sophomores, but on the basis of the stellar 
showing he made in the Lebanon Valley game, he 
will probably see greater service. 

Besides Conti, two other veterans, Jack Lynn, 
of Kingston, at right tackle, and Kurt Manrodt, of 
Newark, N. J., at right guard, bolster the starting 
line. Four men playing their first season of varsity 

TIME: Oct. 19th, 6:00 P.M. 

PLACE : Hotel Winthrop, 47th and Lexington Ave. 
TAX: $1.25 per plate 

HIGHLIGHT: President Marts will Speak 

By Bob Streeter 

football comprise the remainder of the line. They 
are: Harry Wenner, Philadelphia, left end; Edgar 
Barron, of Youngwood, Pa., left guard; Harold 
Pegg, Wilkes-Barre, center, and Hoover Rhodes, 
Lewisburg, right end. 

Bill Lane, of Philadelphia, a junior who is the 
team's most consistent punter, is the starting 
quarterback, with Sid Canarick, of Glen Cove, N. Y., 
as his replacement. With Tomasetti and either 
Funair or Bowman at the halfback spots, the full- 
back billet is filled by either sophomore George 
Kiick or Junior Marty Quick. 

Replacements are far from three deep at Bucknell 
this year, yet Coach Humphreys has capable sub- 
stitutes for virtually every position. • 


Forced to rise to top form in the third game of 
the season, the Bisons fell before Penn State's 
powerful Nittany Lions, 20-14, but only after giving 
a Homecoming Day crowd at State College the 
scare of its life. Playing on rain-soaked turf, an 
inspired Herd compelled the Lions to come from 
behind twice, once in the waning minutes of the 
game, to eke out the victory. 

The Penn State power which had almost beaten 
Cornell was present, but opposed to it was a Buck- 
nell offense that provided two magnificent touch- 
down thrusts. State scored early in the first period, 
but the Bisons quickly retaliated in a march featured 
by Tomasetti's pass to Lane, who made the six- 
pointer on a short plunge. The Lions went ahead, 

13 to 7, by scoring their second touchdown in the 
second period. 

At half-time, many in the crowd were convinced 
that Humphrey's team had shot its bolt, was a 
thoroughly beaten eleven, since it lacked the re- 
serve strength to cope with State's second half 
rush. They were jarred from their seats when the 
Bisons dominated the play in the third period and 
then deadlocked the score early in the final canto 
after Funair recovered a fumble on the 25. 

Driving toward the goal, Bucknell scored when 
Jones flicked a pass to Wenner. George Kiick con- 
verted the extra point, and the Bisons were ahead, 

14 to 13. Trying desperately to cling to this meagre 
advantage during the final half of the fourth period, 
the Bisons fought a losing battle as their reserve 
strength began to play out. Finally, with about four 
minutes left to play, Jack Patrick circled left end 
for the winning touchdown. 


Weekly Luncheons 

Thursdays at 12:15 

Kaufmann's Store 


Fall Meeting, November First 
Eight P.M., at the^Home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 

201 W. Gravers Lane 

Chestnut Hill 



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East Wing of Old Main was 
completed in time to accommo- 
date the arrival of freshmen and 
upperclass tenants. The first 
floor of this wing was ready for 
use early in the summer when a 
number of the Administrative 
Offices moved into their new 
quarters. Among this group are 
Dean of Men, Summer Session 
and Extension, Engineering, Pub- 
licity and Athletic Council, Build- 
ing and Grounds, Christian Asso- 
ciation, and Alumni. The alumni 
headquarters are now contained 
in a suite of three rooms, a work 
room, office of the secretary, and 
alumni lounge. Workmen are 
rushing construction of the center 
section and anticipate completion 
at an early date. The ground 
floor of this section will include 
offices of the President and Dean, 
and a large entrance lobby. In 
the basement will be a complete 
postoffice service for faculty 
members and students living on 
the Hill ; a mailing room, dark 
room for developing photographs, 
and a room for commuting stu- 

The second floor will be de- 
voted to student activities of var- 
ious kinds, and will include rec- 
reation rooms, while the third 
floor of the center section provides 
dormitory facilities for 17 stu- 
dents. Each wing of the building 
provides living quarters for 51 
students on the second, third, 
and fourth floors. 

The interior of Harris Hall has 
been completely renovated, with 
new lighting, woodwork, painting 
and plumbing. In West College, 
showers have been installed on 
each floor, and the old shower 
room in the cellar converted for 
use by the Economics Depart- 
ment as a classroom. 

Rooms on the ground floor of 
West College used for offices 
since the burning of Old Main, 
and prior to reconstruction, have 
been converted into classrooms for 
use of the Commerce and Finance 


Peachy Kling is dead. The man 
who cared for Bucknell athletes 

both as a trainer and as a prop- 
erty man for the past three de- 
cades suffered a fatal heart at- 
tack early in August. 

George "Peachy" Kling had 
long been linked with Bucknell 
athletic history having come to 
Lewisburg in 1906 to train the 
athletic teams at the time when 
"Doc" Hoskins was head coach. 
Kling was promoted to chief 
trainer in 1910 and served in this 
capacity for 23 years before in- 

George "Peachy" Kling 

creasing duties of the position and 
ill health forced an addition to 
the department. He served many 
different coaching regimes during 
his long tenure with the Bisons 
and many hundreds of athletes 
came to know and respect the 
soothing touch of his trained 
fingers. He is survived by his 
widow and one daughter living at 
home, one son, and his father, also 
of Lewisburg. 

At the request of the Kling 
family, the following former Bi- 
sonmen acted as pallbearers : 
George McGaughey '35, Tohnnie 
Sitarsky '36, Bob' Pethick '36, 
Jack Filer '37, Ray Green '37, and 
Mose Quinn '34. 

"Two generations of students 
and their relatives and friends 
loved, admired and respected 
"Peachy" Kling, not for his high- 
sounding title or college degrees, 
for he had none ; not for his gran- 
diose and impressive manner, for 

he was the soul of simplicity; not 
for his claims of being master 
mind, for he achieved whatever 
success was his through humble, 
unremitting service. His homely 
philosophy, his wholesome advice 
left as lasting an imprint upon the 
minds of the athletes among 
whom he worked as any lessons 
learned in the classroom." 

Editorial in Sunbury Daily Item 


On October 15 and 16, Buck- 
nell University will hold its 
twelfth annual Conference on Ed- 
ucation. As usual, the conference 
will begin at 2:00 P.M. Friday 
and close at noon Saturday. Gen- 
eral sessions will be held at 2 :00 
and 4 :00 o'clock Friday, and a 
banquet at 6:30 P.M. Following 
the banquet, those attending will 
have the opportunity to attend 
the football game between Buck- 
nell and Miami University at the 
Mathewson Memorial Stadium. 

Speakers for the general ses- 
sions are Dean M. R. Trabue of 
the Pennsylvania State College 
School of Education ; Dr. Frank- 
lin J. Keller, principal of the Met- 
ropolitan Vocational High School, 
in New York City; Dr. Richard 
D. Allen of Providence, R. I. ; and 
Dr. John G. Flowers, President 
of the Lock Haven State Teach- 
ers College. Guidance will be the 
central theme of the conference. 

On Saturday morning from 9 :00 
to 11:00 o'clock, group meetings 
will be held for the discussion of 
the following problems : guidance 
in the elementary schools, coun- 
seling, measurement and guid- 
ance, guidance and the gap be- 
tween high school and college, 
guidance and extra-curricular ac- 
tivities, guidance and vocational 
choice, home room and group 
guidance. Each group conference 
will consist of a twenty-minute 
address, which will be followed 
by a panel discussion. At 11:00 
o'clock, the final general session 
will begin with five-minute re- 
ports from the group meetings 
and close with an address by a 
nationally-known guidance ex- 

OCTOBER, 1937 


Sixteen former students and 
associates of Dr. Nelson F. Davis, 
Professor of Biology wrote scien- 
tific articles for a privately printed 
testimonial volume published in 
honor of Dr. Davis' 65th birth- 
day anniversary. A copy of the 
book was presented to Dr. Davis, 
Tuesday afternoon, August 10, at 
a birthday celebration at the For- 
est Inn, Eagles Mere. Forty-five 
former students and friends of the 
professor, who has been a member 
of the Bucknell faculty since 1898, 
were present. 

Dr. Heber W. Youngken '09, 
of the Massachusetts College of 
Pharmacy, was chairman of the 
editorial committee for the birth- 
day volume, which was printed in 
Boston. Dr. J. Herbert Waite '11, 
Professor of Ophthalmology at 
Harvard University, also was 
active in publishing the book, and 
served as toastmaster at the birth- 
day gathering. The book, an 
artistically printed voume of 124 
pages, contains articles in special 
scientific fields by 16 men, as well 
as a foreword describing the high- 
lights of Dr. Davis' life and his 
contributions to the development 
of Bucknell. Dr. Davis' efforts 
made possible the development of 
a strong biological department at 
Bucknell, the foreword points out. 
Dr. Davis was graduated from 
Bucknell with a Bachelor of 
Science degree in 1895, receiving 
a Master of Science diploma a 
year later. In 1898, he became an 
instructor in biology, and four 
years later was made a professor. 
The growth of Bucknell's biology 
department has paralleled his 

Virtually all the men who con- 
tributed their scientific knolwedge 
to the birthday volume are auth- 
orities in some specialized field 
of science. The 16 authors are: 
Dr. George H. Shull, Professor of 
Botany and Genetics at Princeton 
University; Dr. Norman H. Stew- 
art, Professor of Zoology at Buck- 
nell ; Dr. Harold N. Cole '06, Clin- 
ical Professor of Dermatology at 
Western Reserve University ; Dr. 
Youngken; Dr. Albert T. Poffen- 
berger '09, Professor of Psychol- 
ogy at Columbia University. Dr. 
Gilbert S. Perez '07, Chief of Vo- 
cational Education, Department 
of Public Instruction, Philippine 
Islands ; Dr. Waite ; Herbert E. 
Stover '20, Supervising Principal 

of Lewisburg schools ; Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Eyster '14, Professor of 
Botany at Bucknell; Dr. John W. 
Rice '14, Professor of Bacteriol- 
ogy at Bucknell. Dr. Chester S. 
Keefer, Associate Professor of 
Medicine at Harvard ; Dr. George 
S. Stevenson '15, Director of the 
Division on Community Clinics, 
National Committee for Mental 
Hygiene ; Dr. Merl G. Colvin '24, 
of Williamsport; Dr. Lawrence 
E. Sprout '12, of Rome, N. Y. ; 
Dr. Ray G. Daggs '26, Assistant 
Professor of Physiology at the 
University of Vermont, and Dr. 
Edward J. Humphreys '26, Direc- 
tor of Research at Letchworth 
Village, Thiells, N. Y. 

Dr. Nelson P. Davis 

Speakers Tuesday afternoon at 
the birthday observance included 
Dr. Frank M. Simpson '95, Pro- 
fessor of Physics at Bucknell; Dr. 
Emory W. Hunt, President Em- 
eritus of the University; Dr. R. 
H. Rivenburg, '97, Dean and Vice- 
President of Bucknell; Dr. Cole, 
Dr. Stewart, and Dr. Youngken. 
Dr. Simpson described his college 
days when he and the guest of 
honor were classmates. Dr. Hunt 
recounted Dr. Davis' achieve- 
ment while he was building up 
the Bucknell Biology Department, 
Dr. Stewart told the group of the 
large collections which Dr. Davis 
has made. The presentation of 
the Davis birthday volume was 
made by Dr. Youngken. 

The following were present : 
Dr. Davis, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Simp- 
son, Miss Helen Simpson, Dr. and 
Mrs. Rivenburg, Dr. and Mrs. 
Stewart, Dr. William G. Owens 
'80 and Mrs. William G Owens 
'34, Mr. Dayton L. Ranck '16 and 
Mrs. Ranck, Mr. H. W. Holter 
'24 and Mrs. Holter, Judge Al- 
bert W. Johnson '96, and Hollis 
T. Ross '28, all of Lewisburg. Dr. 

Cole, Rev. Newton C. Fetter '09 
and Mrs. Fetter, of Cambridge, 
Mass.; Dr. Margaret R. James 
'25 and her mother, of Allentown ; 
Mr. Norman Wilkinson '09 and 
Mrs. Norman Wilkinson '06, of 
Williamsport; Dr. C. D. Koch '98, 
Harrisburg; Dr. and Mrs. Waite'; 
Dr. and Mrs. Youngken ; Profes- 
sor Harold Miller '20 and Mrs. 
Harold Miller '21, Allentown; Dr. 
Colvin and Mrs. Colvin '26; Dr. 
and Mrs. Stevenson '16; Dr. 
Sprout; Mr. B. V. Hastings '13 
and Mrs. Hastings, Milton: Dr. 
S. M. Davenport '16 and Mrs. 
Davenport, Kingston; Dr. and 
Mrs. Lesley Myatt, Bridgeton, 
N. J. ; Edward Burrowes '02, Mc- 
Ewensville, and Professor and 
Mrs. Hartline, Bloomsburg. 


Ten new faculty members have 
been added to the teaching staff, 
several of them filling newly-cre- 
ated posts. The appointees and 
the departments in which they 
will teach are : Dr. Robert L. An- 
thony of Yale, mechanical engin- 
eering; Dr. David Brown of Wil- 
liams College, English ; Dr. E. G. 
Cornelius of Georgia State Col- 
lege for Women, economics; Dr. 
Robert O. Oliver of University of 
Wisconsin, public speaking; Dr. 
Allan Halline of Wisconsin, Eng- 
lish ; Theodore Parker of St. Law- 
rence University, sociology; Don- 
ald Blankenship of Kenosha, 
Wis., economics ; Joseph D. Stet- 
kewicz of Columbia, chemical en- 
gineering; Miss Barbara Ryerson 
of LaSalle Junior College, French ; 
and Albert E. Humphreys of 
North Tonawanda, N. Y., foot- 
ball coach and physical education. 
Administrative changes include 
the naming of Dr. Robert L. Suth- 
erland, head of the department of 
sociology, as Dean of Men, and 
the appointment of Miss Miriam 
Evans, of Lewistown, N. J. as 
assistant librarian, replacing Miss 
Elizabeth Bentley '33 who was 
married this summer. Miss Evans 
attended Earlham College at 
Richmond, Ind., and Drexel Li- 
brary School. She comes here 
from the Free Public Library at 
Morristown, N. J. Another as- 
sistant librarian, Mrs. Rachel 
Heim Williamson '29, has re- 
signed her post and has accepted 
a position in the cataloging de- 
partment of the Princeton Uni- 



versity library. No successor has 
been appointed as yet. 

Dr. Anthony will fill the po- 
sition left vacant by Dr. Frank E. 
Burpee who left his teaching- post 
last spring to become Bucknell's 
first full-time superintendent of 
buildings and grounds. Mr. Stet- 
kewicz replaces Dr. Robert H. 
Kintner, who has been named 
head of the department of chemi- 
cal engineering at Armour Insti- 
tute of Technology in Chicago. 
Mr. Stetkewicz has had nine years 
of training in engineering at Co- 
lumbia where he received his 
A.B., B.S. and Chemical Engin- 
eering degrees. He is listed to 
receive his Doctor's degree from 
Columbia in October. Dr. Oliver 
succeeds the late James P. Whyte. 

Dr. Cornelius was awarded his 
A.B. degree by Maryville College, 
and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees 
by Vanderbilt. He has also had 
training at the University of 
North Carolina, the University of 
Chicago, the University of Cali- 
fornia, and Peabody State Teach- 
ers College. Dr. Brown has had 
eight years of experience at Wil- 
liams College, where he received 
his A.B. degree. He was awarded 
the M.A. degree by Harvard and 
his Ph.D. by Yale. Dr. Cornelius 
joins the Commerce and Finance 
faculty to assist in taking care of 
the rapidly-increasing enrolment 
in that department, and Dr. 
Brown will serve at the Bucknell 
Junior College in Wilkes-Barre. 
Miss Ryerson and Mr. Blanken- 
ship will teach at the Junior Col- 

Dr. T. Ernest Newland, asso- 
ciate professor of education, re- 
linquished his teaching position 
in August to become chief of 
special education in the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Public In- 
struction. In his new capacity, 
Dr. Newland will supervise the 
education of all exceptional child- 
ren in the state. This work in- 
cludes directing special schools 
and institutions for the mentally 
gifted, as well as the defective. 
Dr. Newland began his new work 
September 1. 

league baseball team. Christy 
Mathewson '02, the "Big Six" of 
major league baseball heads the 
list of pitchers on this all-time 
alumni nine. Other Bucknellians 
selected for the pitching staff are : 
Bucky Vail, of the Pittsburgh 
Pirates ; Wyckoff, Philadelphia 
Athletics; G. H. Northrop '10, 
Chicago Cubs, and William M. 
Parsons '08, Boston. Catchers in- 
clude : the late Harold M. McClure 
'77, Boston Stars; Walter Blair 
'05, New York Yankees, and Dean 
Sturgis '16, Philadelphia Ath- 
letics ; first base, George Cockill 
'05, Detroit ; second base, Yent- 
zer Weidensaul '02, Detroit ; third 
base, Harvey F. Smith '94, Wash- 
ington Nationals, and Edward A. 
Manning '12, New York Yankees ; 
short stop, Mike Doolan '01, Phil- 

Outfielders include: Jim Seb- 
ring, Pittsburgh Pirates ; Jimmy 
Clark '10, St. Louis Cardinals; 
"Moose" McCormick '04, New 
York Giants; Bert Daniels '12, 
Yankees, and Charles Piez '13, 
Giants. Two Bucknell alumni 
also attained prominence in the 
minor leagues. They are: Thom- 
as A. O'Leary '14, who caught for 
Syracuse, and Charles D. Love- 
land '11, who played short stop 
for Augusta, Ga. 

Loveland, who helped select 
the all-time, Bucknell big-league 
team, said of his college baseball 
activities, "We really had a cham- 
pionship team the year I was cap- 
tain in 1910. Practically everyone 
of our team was scouted for the 
big leagues and almost all of us 
went out and played at least a 
year of professional baseball." 


The appointment of S. J. "Bus" 
Blum of North Tonawanda, N. Y. 
as line coach of the Thundering 
Herd was announced shortly be- 
fore the opening of fall practice. 
Blum, who was graduate from 
Colgate University in 1934 after 
three years on the varsity during 
which he won Ail-American men- 
tion as a guard, played for two 
years at Cook Academy under Al 
Humphreys who began his new 
duties September 1st as Head Bi- 
son Mentor. 


Public life and the use of leisure 
time are two fields in which the 
trained mind can find scope for 
its activities, Dr. Guy E. Snavely, 
of New York and Birmingham, 
Ala., executive secretary of the 
Association of American Colleges, 
told students September 23 at the 
annual fall convocation of the 

"Chance favors the prepared 
mind," Dr. Snavely, who is presi- 
dent of Birmingham Southern 
College, said. "The trained mind 
is ready for the chance when it 

The noted educator deplored 
the fact that college-trained people 
take little interest in public af- 
fairs, suggesting that the edu- 
cated should study public events, 
vote regularly, and stand for of- 
fice if they discern a need for bet- 
ter administration. 

With the machine as their 
slave, moderns will establish a 
flourishing civilization if leisure 
time can be utilized wisely, Dr. 
Snavely predicted. 


In connection with the plans 
for laying the corner-stone of the 
new gymnasium, September 30, 
University athletic officials se- 
lected an all-time Bucknell big- 

Heading the 



Prof. Simpson 

Dr. Snavely 

Pres. Marts 

Dean Dyer 

Dean Rivenburg 

OCTOBER, 1937 



Fifty-five persons received de- 
grees at the annual summer ses- 
sion commencement exercises held 
on August 6. Of this number 
thirty-five were Master's degrees. 
Symposium courses, bringing a 
dozen outstanding personalities 
to the campus in addition to the 
regular faculty, proved to be an 
outstanding feature of the summer 
program. Two such courses were 
offered, one in secondary educa- 
tion and the other in international 
problems. The former featured 
P. W. L. Cox of New York Uni- 
versity, Elbert K. Fretwell of 
Columbia University, Ralph D. 
Owen of Temple University, E. 
D. Grizzell of the University of 
Pennsylvania, and Joseph Miller, 
director of guidance in the Wilkes- 
Barre public schools. The course 
was divided into five major units, 
each introduced by one of the 
men named above. To the sympo- 
sium course in international rela- 
tions came Lawrence Duggan, 
Chief of the Latin American Di- 
vision of the Department of 
State; Oswaldo Aranha, Ambas- 
sador from Brazil ; William Man- 
ger, Counsel of the Pan American 
Union; Samuel Guy Inman, noted 
authority on Latin America ; A. 
Curtis Wilgus of George Wash- 
ington University, specialist in 
Latin-American affairs ; and Ed- 
mundo Gonzales, Consul at Wash- 
ington, D. C. from the republic 
of Mexico. 

Commissioner of New York state, 
will appear before the student 
body on October 28. He will be 
followed by Dr. George B. Cut- 
ten, President of Colgate Univer- 
sity. Kenneth W. Slifer '26 of 
Woodbury, N. J. who is affiliated 
with N. W. Ayer & Sons, Phila- 
delphia advertising agency is the 
final speaker to be named at this 

the Pennsylvania Guidance Cer- 


Recognizing the importance 
of guidance as a technique in edu- 
cation, Bucknell has ai ranged a 
series of 14 lectures to be given 
by faculty members in various 
local centers. This symposium, 
which aims to acquaint teachers 
and administrators with the prin- 
ciples and techniques of guidance 
in our school program, has already 
been successfully organized in 
Scranton, Hazleton, and Harris- 
burg, and is acceptable in partial 
fulfillment of requirements for 


Plans for a new chapel series 
"Steps Going Up", beginning Oc- 
tober 7, have been announced by 
President Marts who will be the 
first speaker on that date. The 
men who will deliver addresses 
in this series include two educa- 
tors, an expert on finance, a bank- 
er and an advertising man. On 
the second Thursday, Dr. Leland 
R. Robinson of New York, will 
speak. Dr. Robinson, an authority 
on economics, is chairman of the 
board of the American General 
Corporation, lecturer in the school 
of Business, Columbia, director 
and treasurer of the League of 
Nations Association, and a mem- 
ber of the Commission on Inter- 
national Justice and Goodwill. On 
October 21st, Dr. Lester K. Ade 
'21, State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction, will speak. 

William R. White '26, Banking 


Numbers frequently heard in 
the concert hall, as well as popu- 
lar and light classical selections, 
were presented in afternoon and 
evening concerts by the U. S. Ma- 
rine Band on Saturday, Septem- 
ber 25th. Playing in the Memori- 
al Stadium the band featured the 
works of several great symphonic 
masters along with popular 
marches and the compositions of 
modern musicians. Invited guests 
of the University at the afternoon 
concert included members of high 
school bands from Towanda, 
Wellsboro, Mifflinburg and Sun- 
bury. The service band, known 
familiarly as "The President's 
Own", appeared on the campus 
during the course of a brief fall 
tour authorized by President 


Freshman Coach 
Johnnie Sitarsky 

Head Coach 
Al Humphreys 

Line Coach 
Bus Blum 





Word has just been received of the 
death of Mrs. John Reilly of Over- 
brook which occurred July 9. Mrs. 
Reilly was the former Anna Lloyd. 


John H. Wingert, who celebrated 
the 65th anniversary of his gradu- 
ation in June, died September 13th in 
the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 
where he had been a patient for the 
past month. His death was caused by 
a complication of ailments. At the 
June Commencement, Mr. Wingert, 
with Dr. William' C. Bartol shared the 
distinction of being the only living 
members of the University Class of 
'72. Mr. Wingert, who was 84, was 
one of the oldest alumni of Bucknell 
and of Sigma Chi. He taught school 
for a period of 35 years in the schools 
of Union and Northumberland Coun- 
ties and was for many years active 
in local politics, having served one 
term as County Commissioner. 


The death of Clara Ann Beck oc- 
curred on June 26th in the Moravian 
King's Daughters Home, Bethlehem. 
Miss Beck who had been active for 
many years in historical and genea- 
logical circles in Montgomery and 
Northampton Counties was 77. She 
was the author of the book "Kith and 
Kin of George Wolf, Governor of 
Pennsylvania, 1829-1835," and wrote 
numerous articles and pamphlets on 
historical subjects. She was graduated 
from the Bucknell Institute at the 
age of 16, being the youngest stu- 
dent ever to receive its degree, and 
received a special invitation to at- 
tend the recent Commencement events 
but was unable to make the trip to 
Lewisburg. Miss Beck also had the 
distinction of being the first woman 
elected as a member of the Nazareth 
School Board. 


Rev. Spenser B. Meeser is at pres- 
ent residing at Evergreen Hamlet, 
Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. 


Belated news of the death of E. M. 
Lake, formerly of Portsmouth, N. H., 
has just been received. 

We have recently learned of the 
correct address of Ida Hammond. She 
is living at the Westbury Apartments, 
Locust and 15th Sts., Philadelphia, 
and is at present teaching in the Baer 
Junior High School. 

John W. Neyman has moved from 
Corydon, Iowa to New Castle, Pa. 
A.ddress: 319 E. Lincoln Ave. 


Mrs. J. D. Nisbet, nee' Emma Beu- 
lah Hayes, formerly of Van Wyck, 
S. C, has requested that we change 
her address to The Ivy Place, Route 
1, Lancaster, S. C. 

Miss Jessie A. Palmer and Dr. Nel- 
son F. Davis, Professor of Biology, 
were united in marriage, Wednesday 
morning, August 18th, at the home 
of Mrs. H. E. Spyker, on Market St. 
The ceremony was performed by Rev. 
W. L. Crowding, Pastor of the Metho- 
dist Church and President Emeritus, 
Emory W. Hunt assisted in the cere- 
mony. Mrs. Davis has been employed 
in the Registrar's Office at the Uni- 
versity for the past 10 years. A 
wedding breakfast was served in the 
Lewisburg Inn following the cere- 


Address change: Rev. H. C. Down- 
ing. 2 Mitchell Ave., Binghamton, N. 


Dr. Frank J. Rawlinson, one of 
China's best-known missionaries, was 
one of 8 Americans and Europeans 
killed during the August 14 bombing 
of Shanghai. The Christian Century 

Dr. Frank J. Rawlinson 

issue of August 25th paid the follow- 
ing tribute to this distinguished Buck- 
nellian: "He was a scholar in no re- 
spect inferior to Robert Morrison and 
Timothy Richards and 'other giants of 
the old days' among missionaries in 
China, but Rawlinson's scholarship 
was of the sort that kept him in close 
touch with the life of the Chinese na- 
tion and aware of and informed about 
her problems. His article, (China 
Opens the Door) which it is our pri- 
vilege to present in this issue, reveals 
the fineness of his sympathy with a 
struggling people and the firmness 
of his grasp upon the service which 
the Christian church may hope to 
render to it. When the Christian Cen- 
tury first set up its staff of news 
correspondents, it turned to Frank 
Rawlinson as the man ideally fitted 

to be its representative in China, and 
this paper suffers a direct and ir- 
remediable loss in his death." Life 
(August 30) carried the following ac- 
count of Dr. Rawlinson's tragic death: 
"Dr. Rawlinson had reached the edge 
of the International Settlement, when 
one bomb fell squarely into a crowd 
of Chinese refugees. He stopped his 
car, stepped out just as another bomb 
crashed near him. He was killed in- 
stantly. His capable wife, Florence 
Lang Rawlinson, managed to drag 
his body back into the car and drive 
to the morgue before she collapsed. 

"Dr. Rawlinson had been a keyman 
in the old missionary quarrel over 
whether to give China Christianity 
straight or mixed. Born a poor Eng- 
lishman, educated in U. S. colleges, 
father of eight by two wives, he ar- 
mired Chinese culture. In 1914, he 
became editor of the Chinese Recorder 
in Shanghai, made it the world's best 
religious magazine. His liberalism 
so dismayed his own Baptists that 
they asked him to quit the editorship. 
He quit the Baptists, devoted himself 
to explaining China to Christian mis- 
sionaries as well as explaining Christ- 
ianity to the Chinese. He wrote a 
simple life of Christ in Chinese and 
books on "Chinese Ideas of the Sup- 
reme Being." He felt China could 
take Christianity without ceasing to 
be Chinese." 

Beside his wife, he is survived by 
3 daughters and five sons, one of 
whom, Alfred H. Rawlinson, '29, is 
also a graduate of Bucknell. 


Ernest A. Sterling's New York ad- 
dress is 245 Madison Avenue. Since 
1917 he has been affiliated with the 
James D. Lacey Company, Timberland 
Factors and Forest Engineers and is 
now Vice-President of that firm. His 
present activities are connected with 
the new pulp and paper mill develop- 
ments in the South. 

J. Sanford Davis died August 31 
following an operation for appendi- 
citis. His wife, Isabel, and two child- 
ren, Marion, wife of Dr. Leslie E. 
Myatt, and Harland, and two grand- 
children, Harland, Jr. and J. Nelson 
Davis survive him. For 9 years Mr. 
Davis was principal of schools near 
his home at Greenwich, N. J. He was 
a teammate and classmate of Christy 
Mathewson. Coach Hoskins consider- 
ed "Sandy" the best basketball player 
he had coached at Bucknell as he 
played forwyard anji guard equally 


Carl W. Tiffany is County Project 
Head of Adult Education and Recrea- 
tion in Erie. A faculty of 72 teachers 
and an enrolment of over 9,000 under 
his direction represents a sizable 
school system of its own. 

John J. Brandt, who is living in 
Hamburg, New York, resides at 211 
Long Ave. 

OCTOBER, 1937 


Dr. Charles C. Fries, '09 


Address changes: Rev. Vernon M. 
Robbins, 2906 W. Pomona Blvd., Po- 
mona, Cal.; Ralph F. Griffiths, P. 0. 
Box 1154, Tulsa, Okla.; John H. Flood, 
Jr., 2500 San Fernando Road, Los An- 
geles, Cal. 


Address corrections: Sarah E. lin- 
ger, 1232 Howard Ave., Pottsville, Pa. 
Dr. Amos E. Barton, 80 Centre St., 
New York, N. Y.; Burleigh Claypoole, 
2616 Virginia St., Everett, Wash.; A. 
Pierce Waltz, 2417 16th St., Columbus, 


Dr. Gilbert S. Perez, Chief of Vo- 
cational Education of the Philippine 
Department of Public Instruction, at- 
tended the World Education Confer- 
ence in Tokyo, August 2-7, where he 
presented a paper entitled "Rural Edu- 
cation in the Philippines". 

After spending a year and a half 
in Arizona and New Mexico, Joseph 
N. Weddle has returned to his home 
at West Newton, Pa., where he is 
running a service station. 

Clarence A. Bernhard may be ad- 
dressed at R. F. D. No. 4, Rockville, 


Stanley H. Rolfe, who was recent- 
ly appointed Superintendent of the 
Newark Schools, has moved to 430 
Ridge St. 

Prof. Heber W. Youngken, of the 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 
was recently installed as Grand Re- 
gent of Kappa Psi, pharmaceutical 
fraternity, meeting in New York. 

Dr. Charles C. Fries, of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, was highly hon- 
ored at the conclusion of the second 
session of the Linguistic Institute 
held at Ann Arbor, when, at the con- 
cluding meeting of the Institute, Pro- 
fessor Franklin Egerton of Yale, vis- 
iting professor of Sanskrit, expressed 
for the faculty and students of the 
Institute a resolution of thanks for 
the energy and courtesy with which 

Dr. Fries as Director of the Institute 
had conducted its second session on 
the Michigan Campus. So thoroughly 
successful was the 1937 session that 
the Linguistic Society of America 
and the University, under whose 
joint auspices it was held, voted 
to continue the Institute at Michi- 
gan for the next three years. 
More than 250 students many of 
them members of college and uni- 
versity faculties pursuing post-doc- 
toral studies, were enrolled in the 
courses offered in various languages 
and the physiology and psychology 
of speech. The faculty and visiting 
lecturers included some of the most 
distinguished American linguistic 
scholars. Under Dr. Fries' able lead- 
ership the Institute has come to oc- 
cupy a place in linguistic studies com- 
parable to that long held by the school 
of biological studies at Wood's Hole 
among biologists. 


Lyman C. Shreve, who is practicing 
law with his father, Milton W. Shreve 
'84 in Erie, has recently moved his 
office to 607 Ariel Bldg. 

Dr. M. Raymond Kendall passed 
away at Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, 
Ohio, July 13th, at the age of 49. He 
entered the army at the time of the 
World War as a First Lieutenant in 
the Medical Corps. He was stationed 
at Base Hospital No. 51 in France 
for a number of months and was hon- 
orably discharged as captain. Since 
leaving the service Dr. Kendall has 
been an Ear, Nose and Throat Special- 
ist in Cleveland. 


L. Earl Jackson's present address 
is 2563 North 46th St., Milwaukee, 

Benjamin S. Harris is practicing 
law in Philadelphia; 1314 North Am- 
erican Bldg., Broad and Sansom Sts. 

The Rev. H. G. Weston Smith, who 
received the honorary Doctor of Di- 
vinity degree from Bucknell in June, 
has moved from Norristown, Pa. to 
14837 Ashton Road, Detroit, Mich., 
where he is pastor of the Grand River 
Baptist Church. 


The present address of Dr. Frank 
W. Stafford is 1111 Griswold St., De- 
troit, Mich. 


Announcement has been made of 
the marriage of Miss Edna May Rom- 
weber of Hightstown, N. J. and Carl 
E. Geiger which took place at Hights- 
town, Monday, August 16. Mr. Geiger 
is an instructor at the Peddie School 
in Hightstown. 

Mrs. Frances Barber Rohn has re- 
quested us to note a change in her 
address to 2201 Sulgrave Ave., Mt. 
Washington, Baltimore, Md. 


Mrs. Antonio Fernandez is living at 
137 N. 16th St., Philadelphia. Mrs. 
Fernandez is the former Marie Yeis- 

Dr. Joseph E. Malin, Head of the 
Department of Education, at Beaver 
College, Jenkintown, died at 10:00 A. 
M., Tuesday, September 28th from 
complications following an appendec- 

tomy. Dr. Malin served as Principal 
of Warurck Township and of Clinton 
Township, as Head of the Science 
Department of the Germantown Acad- 
emy and of the Swarthmore High 
School. In 1931 he came to Beaver as 
Professor of Education. From 1933 
to the present he has served as Head 
of the Department of Education. He 
is the author of many books on 


W. Roy Baker who is sales repre- 
sentative for Roberts, Johnson and 
Rand, a branch of the International 
Shoe Co., may be reached in Harris- 
burg, Box 103. 

Raleigh W. Felton of South Boston, 
Va. was elected Commander of the 
American Legion of that State. Dur- 
ing the World War, Mr. Felton rose 
from the ranks to the grade of en- 
sign in the U. S. Navy- After the 
war, he became affiliated with the 
Boston Lumber and Builders Corp., 
and has continued in the active man- 
agement of this firm. He is Secre- 
tary-Treasurer of the Boston Con-, 
struction Co., bridge builders, is a di- 
rector in the South Boston Bank and 
Trust Co., a director in the First 
Federal Savings and Loan Association 
in South Boston, and is prominent in 
all civic affairs. 

Francis J. Beckley's present ad- 
dress is 150 Hanover St., Nanticoke. 


Harry S. Cassler is residing on 
Thompson St., Curwensville. 


We have received the following in- 
formation from the secretary of the 
Phi Gam Club in Philadelphia: "C. H. 
Davies is now in South America and 
from newspaper clippings received, 
we note that he has entirely revolu- 
tionized an industry with his new in- 
ventions." Mr. Diavies' permanent 
address is 1136 W. Girard Ave., Phila- 

Raliegh W. Felton, '17 



Mail for Major H. N. Gilbert should 
be addressed in care of the Adjutant 
General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. 

Ruth Stein of Dayton, Ohio has 
changed her street address to the Park 
View Apts., Forest Ave. and Palmer 


Warren S. Reed, Register and Re- 
corder for Union County, left several 
weeks ago for Europe as a member 
of the American Legion Pilgrimage 
to France. The Pilgrimage will mark 
the 20th Anniversary of the World 
War and will feature tours through 
the war sectors of France, Italy and 
Germany. Special entertainment for 
the Legionnaires during their 4-week 
travels will be provided by the French 
and Italian governments who have ex- 
tended special invitations to the en- 
tire group. The continental tour will 
culminate with dedication ceremonies 
for the American Monument at Cha- 
teau Thierry, at which all of the Le- 
gionnaires will be present. Reed 
served in the U. S. Army Ambulance 
Corps which was stationed with the 
French Infantry throughout the War. 
Election returns: In the Septem- 
ber primaries Pittsburgh Republicans 
nominated Robert N. Waddell as their 
candidate for Mayor of the City of 
Pittsburgh. A native of Pittsburgh, 
Waddell entered the insurance busi- 
ness in that city following his gradu- 
ation and today is General Agent in 
Pittsburgh for one of the largest in- 
surance companies in the country. He 
is past president of the Pittsburgh 
Life Underwriters Association and 
past president of the Pittsburgh Gen- 
eral Agents and Managers Associa- 
tion. At the start of his business 
career he joined the football coaching 
staff at the Carnegie Institute of 
Technology as assistant to Judge 
"Wally" Steffen of Chicago. It was 
during Waddell's regime that Tech 
trounced Notre Dame 19-0 on Thanks- 
giving Day, 1926. Increasing busi- 
ness success compelled him to give up 
active participation in athletics in 


Dr. Lester K. Ade, State Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction, was the 
principal speaker at a banquet spon- 
sored by the Bucknell Chapter of Kap- 
pa Phi Kappa men's educational fra- 
ternity. Dr. Ade spoke on the "New 
Education". This was his first speech 
on the campus since the 1935 Com- 
mencement when he was awarded an 
honorary degree. 

Harold P. Oakley is a bookkeeper 
with the I. L. Richer Company, New 
Berlin, N. Y. 

Dr. Raymond G. Hilday is practicing 
medicine in Dunmore, Pa., 204 W. 
Blakely St. 


E L. Worthington has moved from 
Detroit to Lakewood, O., 16110 Clifton 
Blvd. He is associated with the Globe 
Ticket Company in Cleveland. 

E. Willis Ross is District Engineer 
for the Bell Telephone Company, 229 
Spahr St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Breight E. Greiner is Principal of 
the Santa Fe (New Mexico) High 

Richard K. Estelow, who is a Re- 
search Chemist associated with the 
Columbian Carbon Co., New York 
City, is living at 210-01 109th Ave., 
Bellaire, L. I. Mrs. Estelow is the 
former Edythe R. Reynolds '25. 

Mrs. LeRoy Frontz, nee' Olive W. 
Billhime, is at present residing at 337 
E. Maplewood Ave., Dayton, Ohio. 

Carl F. Goerlitz, who may be ad- 
dressed at 2730 Broadway, Dormont, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., is Special Represen- 
tative for the Pennsylvania Wire Glass 


Mrs. Harold Reitz, the former Anna 
M. Coyne, is living in Montoursville, 
508 Montour St. Her husband is a 
designer-draftsman for the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Highways. 

The family of Mrs. D. M. Lenox, of 
whom Dr. John E. Lenox and the Rev. 
G. Men-ill Lenox, are sons, held a 
reunion in the mountains near Pitts- 
burgh, August 22-29, in honor of Dr. 
John E. Lenox, who just returned to 
the United States from China where 
he finished his first term of service 
as a medical missionary. Dr. Lenox 
was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Cora 
C. Lenox, who was the first foreigner 
to graduate from a Chinese medical 
school, according to government regis- 
tration. Dr. Cora C. Lenox took her 
work in Chinese language just two 
years after arriving in that country. 
The Rev. G. Merrill Lenox begins his 
seventh year as pastor of the Judson 
Memorial Baptist Church, Minneapo- 
lis, this fall. 


Dr Russell E. Sangston, who is a 
practicing Pediatrician in Uniontown, 
will be located at Melmont Circle in 
that city after January 1st. 

Floyd J. Bailey is General Superin- 
tendent of the S. J. Bailey Co., Fur- 
niture Manufacturers, in Peru, Ind. 
The Baileys have two children; Don- 
ald Jay, 6, and Carole Louise, 3. 

Harold G. Painter is Safety Engin- 
eer for the Kentucky-Tennessee Light 
and Power Co., Bowling Green, Ky. 

Tom Murphy is coaching and teach- 
ing in Williamsburg. Murphy former- 
ly held this position in Williamsburg 
before going to Robertsdale for two 
years where he served in a similar 


Elmer W. Dietz, who is District 
Commercial Supervisor for the New 
Jersey Bell Telephone Co., is resid- 
ing in Ventnor, N. J., 14 N. Baltimore 

Elizabeth K. Lawson was named as 
one of the winners of seven graduate 
scholarships awarded by the New 
York University School of Education 
for the 1937-38 term. Miss Lawson 
was the only Pennsylvania girl named 
among the seven winners. 

On June 30th in the Calvary Bap- 
tist Church, Norristown, Miss Mildred 
LaRue Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Elijah W. Fox, became the bride of 
Edwin George Kephart, also of that 
city. The ceremony was performed 
by Charles M. Bond, Professor of Re- 
ligion at Bucknell, in the presence of 
a large gathering of relatives and 

friends. Until her resignation this 
spring, Mrs. Kephart was a teacher 
of World History at the Eisenhower 
High School. Following a reception 
at the home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. 
Kephart left on a wedding trip and 
upon their return will reside at 1219 
Powell St. 


James L. Spence is auto parts 
salesman in Chowchilla, Calif. 

Earl Goodwin is at present em- 
ployed by the Colorado State Peni- 
tentiary as Guard. He is the father 
of two boys, aged 7 years, and 2 
months. Earl writes that his twin 
brother Myrl is a courtesy patrolman 
and lives at Fort Morgan, Colo. 

Guy E. Bland is Principal of the 
Madera (Pa.) High School. 

Bill Plank was, during the past 
summer, Director of the Boy's Camp 
Division of Camp Corbly, Mahaffey, 

Edna Whitaker is teaching in Potts- 


Dr. Frank S. Storaci, who is spend- 
ing some time at Mayo Clinic, resides 
at 703 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

Richard T. Nicholson is the furni- 
ture buyer for Strawbridge & Cloth- 
ier, Philadelphia and may be addressed 
at 619 Stokes Avenue, Collingswood, 
N. J. 

Edythe Evans, who spent the sum- 
mer touring Europe, has returned to 
her teaching position at Penn Hall, 

D. W. Richardson holds the posi- 
tion of Plant Engineer with the Im- 
perial Paper and Color Corporation, 
Glens Falls, N. Y. His sister, Marian, 
is a member of this year's Senior 
Class at Bucknell. 

Dr. Michael S. Merman, who was 
graduated from Jefferson Medical 
College in 1933, is practicing in Nes- 
quehoning, Pa. 

Charles F. Miller, who is associated 
with the Bell Telephone Co., was re- 
cently transferred from Wilkes-Barre 
to Shampkin. 

Lewis W. Dorsett is a salesman for 
the Oaklawn Cemetery Association, 
Homewood, 111. 

Dr. Kenneth G. Reinheimer is prac- 
ticing in Weissport. 

The dental office of Dr. A. James 
Roth is located in Perth Amboy, N. J. 

Naomi E. Brace, who is employed 
by the Prudential Insurance Company, 
may be addressed at 31 Ward Place, 
South Orange, N. J. 


Charles E. Mohr, science instructor 
of the Reading School Department, 
and attached to the Reading Museum, 
was awarded a $2400 scholarship by 
the Rockefeller Foundation to continue 
research work in insect and animal 
life in caves. 

Mrs. Gilbert R. Frith, the former 
Lillian Webster, has notified the 
Alumni Office of a change in her ad- 
dress to 1425 McPherson Ave., S. E., 
Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Frith '27 is asso- 
ciated with Georgia Department of 
Health, Bureau of Engineering, in the 
capacity of Chemical Engineer. They 
have 3 children: Mary Ann, 6%, 

OCTOBER, 1937 


Charles, 2%, John Richard, 7 months. 

Dr. Emilie L. Maxwell is practic- 
ing medicine in Narberth, Pa. and 
resides at 507 Baird Road, Merion, Pa. 

Dr. Clyde M. Stutzman is a phy- 
sician with the Medical Reserves, U. 
S. Army, Ridgeway, Va. 

Alvin R. Williams is connected 
with the American Aniline Products 
Co., in the capacity of Chemist. 


Al Middleton has accepted a po- 
sition as teacher of French and Latin 
at the Bergenfield (N. J.) High 
School. After receiving his MA. from 
University of Pennsylvania in June, 
he sailed for Europe where he spent 
the summer studying at the Sorbpnne, 
of the University of Paris. 

Harold Mitchell, who has been 
classified as "Address unknown" has 
come to life in New York City where 
he is employed by the Consolidated 
Laundries Corp., as assistant to the 
secretary. Home address: 130 Dodd 
St., East Orange, N. J. 

Dr. George G. Sale is completing a 
year as Resident Surgeon at the 
Birmingham (Ala.) Baptist Hospital 
Beginning September 1st, he will take 
up his duties as College Physician at 
the University of Montana, Missoula, 

Dr. John A. Hoffa was married to 
Amy Florence Faul on July 14th at 
the Grace Lutheran Church, Norris- 
town, Pa. Dr. and Mrs. Hoffa will 
be at home after September 1st at 
140 East Butler Ave., Ambler, Pa. 

Donald W. McClelland is Superin- 
tendent of Schools, Waverly, N. Y. 
James R. Cox, Jr. is salesman with 
the International Business Machine 
Corp., Harrisburg. 

Dr. Oliver F. Miller, Jr. is prac- 
ticing in Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Cyrus L. Wagner is teaching Math- 
ematics in the Stewart Junior High 
School, Norristown, Pa. 

Dr. Fred Votaw is surgeon stationed 
with the U. S. Army in Clintwood, Ya. 
Miss Dorothy E. Lugosch, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Lugosch 
of Union City, recently became the 
bride of Cyrus D. Marter of Haddon- 
field. After a honeymoon through New 
England they will make their home 
in Haddonfield where the groom is 
Athletic Director in the High School. 
The bride has been a teacher in the 
Emerson High School of Union City 
for the past five years. 


Meeting his bride half way on her 
journey North from Miami Beach, 
Fla., Nat Glazier of Bethlehem was 
married to Miss Slyvia Wilensky in the 
Jewish Community Center at Wash- 
ington, D. C, on May 23rd. About a 
week later the couple left on a wed- 
ding trip to Bermuda. They are now 
at home in the Hotel Bethlehem. Nat 
who is also a graduate of the Harvard 
School of Business is associated with 
his father in the furniture business 
at 217 East Third St., Bethlehem. 

Dr. Howard S. Brooks has opened 
his dental office with his brother Dr. 
Harry Brooks '31 who is practicing 
medicine. Their address is 541 Bridge 
St., New Cumberland, Pa. 

The marriage of Mary Lorain Smith 
of Nanticoke and William R. Sissley 

of Altoona was recently solemnized. 
Mrs. Sissley has been a member of the 
Nanticoke High School faculty. They 
will reside at 777 Clifton St., Newark, 
where Mr. Sissley is associated with 
the Standard Oil" Co. of New Jersey. 

The death of Margaret Evans which 
occurred in Buffalo on June 6th has 
been reported to the Alumni Office. 
She had been employed as Assistant 
in the Bio-Chemistry Department of 
the Medical School of the University 
of Buffalo. 

Dr. Paul E. McFarland, following 
the completion of a year's intern- 
ship at the South Side Hospital, Pitts- 
burgh, September 1st, commenced a 
year's residency at the Butler Memor- 
ial Hospital, Butler, Pa. 


Betty Bentley, until recently As- 
sistant Librarian at Bucknell, became 
the bride of Leonhardt W. Scheffler 
'35 of Philadelphia, on August 14th, 
at the First Baptist Church of Cort- 
land, N. Y. Following a short wed- 
ding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Scheffler re- 
turned to their new home in Wash- 
ington, D. C, Brightroad Park Courts, 
5320 8th St., N. W. Mr. Scheffler 
is now connected with the Metropoli- 
tan Life Insurance Co. 

Miss Pearl E. Nieman of Mifflin- 
burg and Robert Siefel, Lewistown At- 
torney, were united in marriage, Sun- 
day, July 25th at Lock Haven. Fol- 
lowing the ceremony, 80 guests were 
entertained at a dinner and dance. 
The newlyweds returned from their 
wedding trip to make their home in 
Lewistown. Since graduation the 
bride has been employed in her 
father's store in Mifflinburg. 

Another local wedding of interest 
to Bucknellians is that of Warren 
Stapleton and Miss Josephine Wag- 
ner, both of Lewisburg. Mrs. Staple- 
ton was, prior to her resignation 
which became effective September 1st, 
engaged as ward supervisor in the 
Byberry Mental Hospital, Philadel- 
phia. Warren is employed as investi- 
gator for the State Emergency Re- 
lief Board in Sunbury. 

Guinaeth M. Johnston of Greens- 
burg, Pa. became the bride of John 
Drayton of Manchester, N. H. on July 
28th at the home of the bride's par- 
ents. The couple is now residing in 
the Gresley Apts., Manchester, N. H. 
Mrs. Drayton received her Master's 
degree from Cornell and has been a 
teacher in the Westbury, L. I. schools. 

Miss Louise Rakestraw entered her 
new duties as social science instructor 
of the Montoursville Junior High 
School at the recent opening of the 
fall term. 

Philip W. Swett has recently ac- 
cepted a position with the Draper 
Corp. in Hopedale, Mass. 

George J. Vetter is coaching and 
teaching at the North Tonawanda 
High School in New York State. 

Rev. Franklin A. Bower assumed 
his new duties as Minister of Reli- 
gious Education in the Congregational 
Church of Scarsdale, N. Y. on Sep- 
tember 16. 

Dr. Marguerite Schafer is serving 
a vear's internship at the Jersey City 
(N. J.) Medical Center. Dr. Whitney 
C. Corsello is interning at the Sacred 
Heart Hospital, Allentown, while Dr. 

John M. Flumerfelt began his intern- 
ship, June 1st, at the Jefferson Hos- 
pital in Philadelphia. 

Marjorie D. Hahn was married on 
June 19th to Carl H. Gronquist of 
New York City. They are making 
their home at 840 Boulevard, Bayonne, 
N. J. 

Don Young who is employed by W. 
Atlee Burpee Co. is at present living 
at the Central Y. M. C. A., 1421 Arch 
St., Philadelphia. 


Sanford Barcus is now associated 
with the New York State Tax Com- 
mission, Department of Taxation and 
Finance, Income Tax Bureau, with 
offices in Albany, N. Y. 

A son, Leonard F., Jr., was born to 
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Bush, on 
July 22. Mrs. Bush is the former 
Jean Hill. 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Scott are 
living in Niagara Falls, where Bill is 
employed as a clerk by the Carborun- 
dum Co. Mrs. Scott is the former 
Edith B. MacKay '35. 

The marriage of Virginia Dunkle to 
Dr. John W. Cronin of Denver, Colo, 
took place on June 19 in that city. 
She may be addressed at 1680 Steele 
St., Apt. B 3, Denver, Colo. For the 
last three years Mrs. Cronin has been 
engaged as a member of the Watson- 
town High School faculty. Dr. Cronin 
is engaged as a member of the United 
States Public Health Service and is 
now serving on the staff of the Psy- 
chopathic Hospital of the University 7 
of Colorado at Denver. 

Joseph E. Schneider is employed 
by the Southwestern Bell Telephone 
Co. in St. Louis, Mo. His marriage to 
Miss Melba Durbin took place on 
Feb. 9th. Brother John, who is em- 
ployed at the Durbin Steel Company 
in Evansville, Ind., married a cousin 
of Joseph's wife, Miss Kathleen Dur- 
bin, in May of last year. 

John C. Golden, whose mailing ad- 
dress is Box 25, Springfield, Mass., 
represents the Jeddo-Highland Coal 
Co. of Hazleton, as salesman in Conn, 
and R. I. 

William E. Brown who is an agent 
for the Mutual Life Insurance Co., is 
located in Coatesville, 54 Pennsylva- 
nia Ave. 

Vincent Halbert who is a teacher 
in the Chester (Pa.) High School 
spent last summer as Camp Manager 
of Camp Corbly, Mahaffey, Pa. This 
is the second summer that he has 
served the Camp in this capacity. 

Mary Elizabeth Garrison is em- 
ployed as visitor by the Mothers' As- 
sistance Fund of Philadelphia. 

Robert R. Walsh is a salesman for 
the Standard Register Co. of Dayton. 

Donald L. McCay of Junedale was 
graduated in June from Harvard Law 
School with the degree of Bachelor 
of Law. 

Dr. Joseph V. M. Ross is interning 
at the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital. 
A marriage of recent date is that 
of Rev. William Hallbauer and Miss 
Emily Louise Van Winkle which took 
place at the First Park Baptist 
Church, of Plainfield on September 




Karl Fry has taken unto himself a 
wife, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Amos Gore of South Williamsport. 
The marriage took place in the Little 
Church Around the Corner in New 
York City. Attendants for the wed- 
ding were Miss Helen Moyer '34 of 
Philadelphia and Clunet Lewis '35 of 
Elizabeth, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Fry 
are making their home at 2019 Walnut 
St., Allentown, where the former is 
employed by the Pennsylvania Power 
and Light Co. 

Miss Mary Seely of Northumber- 
land on Tuesday, June 29 became the 
bride of Alfred G. Benson, Jr. Robert 
V. Housel '36 of Lewisburg acted as 
best man and the ushers were George 
Reish and John Stahl '31. Al, who 
was formerly secretary to the late 
Benjamin K. Focht has, since the 
Congressman's death, been employed 
as Deputy Clerk of the Federal Courts 
at Lewisburg. Home address: 121 
Market St. 

Morris Waldhorn recently announced 
the opening of his office for the gen- 
eral practice of law at 20 South Broad- 
way, Yonkers, N. Y. 

The wedding of Miss Lois V. Kurtz, 
'34 daughter of Mrs. Charles Kurtz 
of Bellefonte and Edward F. Witt- 
mer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Wittmer of New York City was 
solemnized at St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Bellefonte. Mrs. Edith Has- 
selberger Johnson '34 was matron of 
honor, Joseph DiPace '33 was best 
man and the ushers were George W. 
Johnson '31, Fred Flaherty, '33 and 
Robert Miller '37. After the cere- 
mony a reception for the bridal party 
and a few guests was held at the home 
of the bride's mother. The couple, 
following the reception, left for a 
wedding trip to Atlantic City. They 
will make their home in New York 
City, where the groom is employed by 
the American Tobacco Co. 

On Sunday, July 11th, Hermie J. 
Umpleby, daughter of Mrs. Curtis Q. 
Umpleby of Lewisburg and Thomas 
Y. Lawrence formerly of Elyria, O., 
were united in marriage at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg. 
The bridegroom is at present employed 
as Record Clerk at the Northeastern 
Penitentiary. Mrs. Lawrence for the 
past two years has been teaching in 
the Yeadon School System. The 
couple recently returned to their newly 
furnished apartment in the Ped-Lin 
Apts., 617 W. Market St., from a 
three-week's motor trip to the Great 
Lakes region. 

Charles L. Spurr holds an Inter- 
national Cancer Research Foundation 
Fellowship in the Department of Vital 
Economics, University of Rochester 
School of Medicine. 

J. Melvin Miller and Miss Jean 
Berger of Williamsport were married 
August 17. Present address: 705% 
Diamond St., Williamsport. 

Mary W. Massey is employed as 
Librarian at the Baker Library, Har- 
vard University. 

Dr. John R. Thompson has an- 
nounced the opening of his office for 
the practice of dentistry in associa- 
tion with E. Kirby Lawson, M.D., class 
of 1932. The address is 2606 Walnut 
St., Penbrook, Harrisburg, Pa. 


Miss Louise Rupp, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. R. D. Rupp of Lansdowne, 
became the bride of William Paul 
Steinhauer, son of Mr. William F. 
Steinhauer of Kingston, at the home 
of the bride's parents, June 21. Miss 
Jane Brewer of Steelton, N. J. was 
maid of honor and Ernest L. Stein- 
hauer of Kingston, brother of the 
groom, was best man. A wedding 
breakfast for both families followed. 
The couple spent a short honeymoon 
in the Poconos. Mr. Steinhauer is now 
affiliated with his father and brother 
in general insurance. They are living 
at 664 Tioga Ave., Kingston. 

Betty M. Phillips who received the 
degree of Bachelor of Music at South- 
ern Methodist University was present- 
ed in senior recital on May 4th at that 
Institution. She spent the summer 
touring Europe. 

Louis Harry Winkler, Jr. has com- 
pleted his first year of Medical School 
at Jefferson. 

William T. Granger is employed as 
Chemical Engineer by the E. I. Du- 
Pont de Nemours Co., Jackson Labo- 
ratory, Deepwater, N. J. 

Henry M. McGee is now employed 
by the Westinghouse Electric and 
Manufacturing Co., Sharon Works. 

Charles Duck has accepted a po- 
sition with the Actuarial Department 
of the Metropolitan Life in New York 
City. He had been a fellow in the 
Bucknell Math Department during 
1936-37 and received his M.A. in June. 
Announcement has been made of 
the appointment of Clarabel Warg as 
the new English teacher at the Muncy- 
Muncy Creek High School. 

Bob Housel is in the Merit System 
Unit of the Division of Personnel and 
Services of the United States Em- 
ployment Service in Washington. 

Elizabeth Kehler of Columbia and 
Mr. William Frederick of Lewisburg 
were married at "Locust Grove", the 
home of the bride, on August the 
eighth. They are living in Lewisburg. 

The wedding of Marion Viola Mat- 
ter and John B. Davis took place re- 
cently. The bride was attended by 
two of her former classmates: Gert- 
rude Spencer, as Maid of Honor; and 
Elsa Moser as bridesmaid. Mr. and 
Mrs. Davis' new address is 3614 Con- 
necticut Ave., Washington. 

The marriage of Wilma P. Losch 
and Alex S. Liddle was solemnized 
at the Memorial Baptist Church in 
Perkasie. After a wedding breakfast 
Mr. and Mrs. Liddle left for a trip 
through the Southern States. They 
will live in Perkasie where the former 
is employed. 

James C. White is a Medical Stu- 
dent at Western Reserve. 

Mr. Edward Reisman is associated 
with the Colyer Printing Co., Newark, 
N. J. He lives at 35 Springdale Ave., 
Newark, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Shupe have 
announced the marriage of their 
daughter, Charlotte Louise to Mr. 
Chalsmer K. Brown on Monday, June 
25 in Saltsburg, Pa. Last year Mrs. 
Brown taught at Kiski. They are 
living in Leechburg, Pa. 

Attending Law School: 

Temple — Thomas W. Rauffenbart. 

Brooklyn Law School of St. Law- 
rence University — Harry A. Heb- 

Dickinson — John C. Walsh, Sid- 
ney A. Simon, Thomas Wood, Jr. 

Cornell — Robert G. Miller. 

Pennsylvania — Harold C. Solomon, 
Emmet M. Molloy, William Orlandi. 

Columbia — Clyde M. Noll. 
Attending Medical School: 

Pennsylvania — James G. Logue, 

Duke — Howard P. Steiger. 

Jefferson — Vincent S. Palmisano. 

Arkansas — Philip T. Cullen. 

Saint Louis — Edward A. Rondeau. 

Hahnemann — Joseph Weightman, 
George T. Ballard. 

Harvard — John G. Sholl, 3rd. 

Rochester — George A. Moll. 


General Electric — L. S. Ulmer, 
Student Engineer, Pittsfield Plant; 
J. H. Petherbridge, Student Engineer, 
Philadelphia Plant; A. F. Rohlfs, Stu- 
dent Engineer, Erie Plant; I. Schu- 
maker, Student Engineer, Erie Plant. 

Pennsylvania Department of For- 
ests & Waters — Frank W. Dunham, 
Senior Hydrographer, Flood Fore- 
casting Unit. 

Hygrade Sylvania Corp. — Leigh 
E. Herman, Student Engineer, Em- 
porium Plant. 

General Cable Corp. — Harland G. 
Skuse, Student Engineer, Rome, N. Y. 

American Rolling Mill Co. — Lynn- 
ford E. Claypoole, Butler, Pa. 

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. — 
John J. Lenker, Metallurgical Inspec- 
tor, Aliquippa Plant. 

Western Union, New York City — 
William G. Beiswinger and Freas E. 
Semmer, Student Engineers. 

Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. — Wil- 
liard D. Zimmerman, Apprentice En- 
gineer, Edgar Thompson Works, Brad- 
dock, Pa.; Charles O. Morris, Ob- 
server, Duquesne Plant. 

Transport Equipment Co. — Sam- 
uel A. DeMuro, Designing Engineer, 

Agfa Ansco Corp. — Herbert W. 
Morreall, Jr., Chemist, Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

Balbach S. & R. Co. — Fred A. 
Bufanio, Chemist, Newark, N. J. 

Bethlehem Steel Co., Johnstown, Pa. 
— Allen N. Reynolds, Jr. and George 
L. Marshall, Training Course. 

General : 

Bob Carter, General Motors Insti- 
tute, Flint, Mich. 

Joseph P. Lord, Investigator, State 
Emergency Relief Board, Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. 

Herb Watson, Westinghouse Elec- 
tric & Manufacturing Co., Account- 
ing Department, Essington, Pa. 

Anthony F. Vasquez, Director of 
Boys' Work, Philadelphia Baptist 

Herbert H. Bower, Fairchild's Sons, 
Inc., Mortician, Flushing, L. I., N. Y. 

Alida M. Eglit, Baptist Institute for 
Christian Workers, Director of So- 
cial Center Work, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charles L. Maurer, Jr., RCA Victor, 
Collection Correspondent, Camden 
N. J. 


Due to the small return on the investment 
of including football ticket and Homecoming Day 
reservation cards in the Alumni Monthly, all such 
orders will be handled this year directly through 
correspondence with the Alumni Secretary. The 
following schedule of prices (tax included) is listed 
to assist alumni in making reservations and pur- 
chasing tickets by mail. 

Kindly indicate the number of each type 
of ticket you desire and enclose check or money 
order to cover the total amount. 

Schedule of Prices 

Friday Evening, October 15 


General Admission 
Reserved Seats 

Saturday afternoon, November 13 

TEMPLE Reserved Seats 

(Sections C and D West Stand-Center) 

Reserved Seats 
(Sections A, B, E, F, and Remainder West Stand) 

General Admission 
(End of Field) 



Fifth Annual Alumni Dinner 

75 Cents per Plate 

Annual Alumni Ball 

$1.50 per Couple 
(Address The Alumni Secretary for all Reservations) 

Twelfth Annual Conference 
on Education 


General Sessions 

2:00 P.M. — Literature Building Auditorium 
Chairman — J. E. Nancarrow, Williamsport, Pa. 
Address — Richard D. Allen, Providence, R. I. 
Address — J. G. Flowers, Lock Haven State Teachers College 

4:00 P.M. — Literature Building Auditorium 
Chairman — Arnaud C. Marts, Buckncll University 
Address — M. R. Trabue, Pennsylvania State College 
Address — Richard D. Allen 

6:30 P.M. — Women's College Dining Room, 50 cents 
Toastmaster — F. G. Davis, Bucknell University 
Entertainment — Luke Barnett, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Football Game 
8:30 P.M. — Miami University vs. Bucknell University 


9 :00 A.M. — Group Meetings as Follows : 

(Note — Panel discussion follows each address) 
Counseling — Chairman — John C. Koch, Bloomsburg State Teachers College 

Speaker — R. L. Sutherland, Bucknell University 
Guidance and Extra-Curricular Activities — Chairman — Ira V. Grugan, 

Jersey Shore, Pa. 

Speaker — J. E. Nancarrow, Williamsport, Pa. 
Guidance and the Gap between High School and College — Chairman — 

H. A. Andruss, Bloomsburg State Teachers College 

Speaker — T. Bayard Beatty, Wayne, Pa. 
Guidance in the Elementary School — Chairman — Frank P. Boyer, Mifflin- 

burg, Pa. 

Speaker — W. H. Sauvain, Bucknell University 
Home Room and Group Guidance — Chairman — Thomas L. Hinkle, Hazle- 

ton, Pa. 

Speaker — T. Stuart Williams, Luzerne, Pa. 
Measurement and Guidance — Chairman — Albert T. Jones, Scranton, Pa. 

Speaker — T. E. Newland, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Vocational Guidance — Chairman -- R. J. W. Templin, West Pittston, Pa. 

Speaker — Walter B. Jones, Harrisburg, Pa. 

General Session 

11:00 A.M. — Literature Building Auditorium 
Chairman — D. H. H. Lengel, Pottsville, Pa. 

Report of Group Conference Secretaries 
Speaker — Franklin J. Keller, New York City. 


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Editors Corner 

THE seventeenth Homecoming Day 
dawned wet and soggy. It will go 
down in the annals of the local 
weather bureau as a super-saturated 
Saturday. After Old Main had been 
rededicated, as if by p rearrangement, 
the elements relented to reward the 
stouthearted who had splashed to 
Lewisburg through the twenty-four 
hour downpour. 

FOLLOWING our announcement of 
the Homecoming Program in the 
last issue, an elaborate Homecom- 
ing Parade was arranged and staged 
by a representative committee of Lew- 
isburg business men and University 
officials. Although postponed until the 
evening and dampened by the events 
of the day, the final line-up of floats 
showed nearly 40 salvaged out of the 
75 entries. Next year the Parade 
promises to be an added bright spot 
of the day's program. 

ALTHOUGH the attendance at 
the annual Homecoming Dinner 
was slightly diminished by the 
outside influences, the enthusiasm was 
unabated. The Glee Club as usual 
gave a fine accounting with the intro- 
duction of a new football song, "Go 
Bisons", written by Cam Rutledge 
'33, a former Gleeman. 

ON October 16, the first meeting 
of the current year of the Of- 
ficers and Executive Committee 
of the Alumni Association was called 
to order by Dr. Carl Millward, Presi- 
dent. Other members present were 
the Secretary and Treasurer and W. 
C. Lowther of the Executive Commit- 
tee. The proposal was presented to 
share the net profits of the Alumni 
Ball over and above last year's net 
with the newly organized "B" Club 
to assist them in laying a nest egg 
for the purchase of "B" sweaters for 
qualified wearers. The proposal was 
referred to a committee consisting of 
the Graduate Manager, the Director 
and Assistant Director of Physical 
Education, and the Treasurer. This 
Club which is an association of letter- 
men has as its objectives: (1) the 
placing of the award of the Varsity 
"B" on a higher plane to foster school 
spirit and (2) the association of un- 
dergraduate and graduate members in 
the stimulation of the quantity of ath- 
letic material and the quality of var- 
sity athletics. 

IN accordance with the By-Laws of 
the Association, the following 
Alumni Trustee Nominating Com- 
mittee was appointed: Julius F. See- 
bach, '20, Chairman. Paul E. Fink, '29, 
and Mrs. Carolyn Hunt Mahaffey '25. 
The Secretary hereby gives notice 
that this committee will now receive 
nominations for Alumni Trustee, nom- 
inations to close January 31 (Ar- 
ticle XIII, Sec. 2.) 

THANKS to the financial interest 
taken in the Alumni Ball by the 
"B" Club through undergraduate 
sales promotion, the alumni were 
treated to the melodies of Woody Her- 
man and his orchestra, NBC and re- 
cording favorites. The receipts show- 
ed that over 450 couples approved of 
the selection. 

VOL. XXII, No. 2 


The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor — CHARLES McD. MORRIS, '3 1 


DR. CARL MILLWARD, '06, President 526 N. Front St., Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18 Vice-President 

250 Washington Terrace. Audubon, N. J. 

MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 3 5 Market St., Lewisburg 

MR. CHARLES McD. MORRIS, '31, Secretary 623 Market St., Lewisburg 


MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER, '06, 333 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, O. 

SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


CARRIE FORESMAN, '16, President 14 S. 6th St., Lewisburg 

MRS. SARA REED GERHART, '28, Secretary 36 S. 3rd St.. Lewisburg 


Allentowa Mr. Ross A. Mask, '24 1635 Linden St. 

Altoona Rev. F. R. Greninger, '15 2308 6th Ave. 

Danville Mr. Philip M. Irey, '08 109 Church St. 

Erie Mr. John F. Jeffrey, '16 919 W. 32nd St. 

Harrisburg Mr. Allen A. Rang. '29 1917 N. Second St. 

Hazleton Mr. Harry C. Owens, '33 3 20 W. Broad St. 

Johnstown Mr. H. V. Overdorff, '24 173 Barron Ave. 

Lewistown Mr. C. J. Stambaugh, '30 16 S. Wayne St. 

Milton Dr. Carl Millward. '06 526 N. Front St. 

Mount Carmel . . .Mr. Vincent McHail, '28 106 N. Market St. 

Philadelphia . . . . Romain C. Hassrick, Esq., '06. . . .700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 

Pittsburgh Mr. John R. Criswell, '14 1 204 Keenan Bldg. 

Reading Mr. Morgan S. Davies. '26 1058 N. Fifth St. 

Scranton Mr. Sanford Berninger, '22 311 Wheeler Ave. 

Sunbnrr Mr. Charles A. Fryling. '13 409 Market St. 

Towanda Mr. Lloyd Trimmer, '28 15 York Ave. 

Wellsboro Mr. Robert Lyon, '29 3 7 Pearl St. 

Wilkes-Barrt . . . .Mr. Herbert S. Lloyd, '11 22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 

Williamsport . . . Mr. Paul E. Fink, '29 350 Jordan St., Montoursville 

York Mr. Penrose C. Wallace, '26 256 Harding Court 

Baltimore. . . 

. . . Mr. J. Fred Moore, '22 3820 Granada Ave. 


Southern Mr. Jos. McCormick. '26 .... 513 South Ave., Bridgeton 

Northern Mr. F. Earl Bach, '26 94 Fairview Ave., Plainfield 

Trenton Mr. William J. Irvin, '22 ... 686 Rutherford Ave., Trenton 


Buffalo Mr. Arthur W. Fulton, '16 . . . .89 Irving Terrace, Kenmore 

Elmira Mr. Sanford L. Barcus, '34 820 Jay St. 

New York Mr. Edgar A. Snyder. '11. .431 Clark St.. S. Orange, N. J. 

Rochester Mr. Ellis S. Smith. '21 Box 181, Penfield 

New England . . .Rev. Newton C. Fetter, '09 

335 Harvard St., Cambridge. Mass. 
Washington. D. C. Dr. Harry R. Warfel, '20 .61 Franklin St., Hyattsville, Md. 


Cleveland Mr. Ellis C. Persing, '11 

3316 Warrington Rd., Shaker Heights 
Chicago Mr. Jonathan Wolfe, '07 7700 Cregier Ave. 


Detroit Mr. J. Gilbert Malone, '27 1502 Baldwin Ave. 


Mrs. Lulu Coe Stolz, '27, President 103 S. Front St. 

Mrs. Sara Deck Crossgrove, '28, Secretary 20 S. Water St. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerhart Faries, '80, Acting President 

Miss Lillian Alice Roberts. '24, Secretary - 

7806 Cresheim Rd.. Chestnut Hill 
.315 W. Hansberry St., Germantown 

The Presidents 


Dear Bucknellians: 

Christmas is a holiday which centers about the family; which 
renews our affections for home and mother. 

At this Christmas Season, your "other mother" — Bucknell — 
mother of your youthful aspirations and high endeavors, sends 
you her message of affection, also. 

Your Alma Mater "cares" about you; rejoices in your 
achievements; mourns your disappointments; hopes and prays 
that you will never falter in your quest for the upper levels of 

May you and yours enjoy a Merry Christmas and a Happy 
New Year. 

With kind regards, 

Yours sincerely, 


Acting President 


A Message from the President 

Alumni Cooperation With Bucknells Freshman 
Admissions Program Is Invited 

-Arnaud C. Marts 

"A 1 

N ever-normal enrollment 
of 1200 resident students" 
is the ideal toward which 
Bucknell's Freshman Admissions 
Program aims. This is the full 
capacity of our present buildings ; 
— our class-rooms, laboratories, 
dormitories, and library ; and this 
represents a full teaching load for 
our splendid faculty. Maximum 
educational efficiency can be 
maintained at Bucknell with a 
constant enrollment of this size. 
Sharp fluctuations, either up or 
down, from this level are extreme- 
ly costly. 

In accordance with the tradi- 
tional ratio between the sexes at 
Bucknell of two men students to 
one woman student, which has 
helped put Bucknell among the 
two or three outstanding co-edu- 
cational liberal arts colleges of 
the East, this normal enrollment 
of 1200 students comprises about 
800 men and about 400 women. 

In terms of the enrollment of 
Freshmen, this ever-normal total 
enrollment of 1200 means a nor- 
mal freshman class each year of 
approximately 400 students — 
about 267 freshmen men and 
about 133 freshmen women. 

It is in connection with the en- 
listment of a well selected fresh- 
man class of about 400 that the 
cooperation of alumni and stu- 
dents and friends is invited. They 
are the most important factor in 
the Freshman Admissions Pro- 
gram, for 70% of the freshmen 
who come to Bucknell do so be- 
cause other Buckneliians have ad- 
vised them to do so. 

Our Registrar, H. Walter 
Holter, who has charge of Stu- 
dent Admissions, has appointed a 
young alumnus, Lee Francis Ly- 
barger, Jr., Bucknell 1928, as Di- 
rector of Admissions. Mr. Ly- 
barger will spend his entire time 
this year in the field working with 
those alumni who may wish a 
representative of the College to 
interview certain prospective 
freshmen in their communities. 


Lee Francis Lybarger, Jr., '28 
Director of Admissions 

A Freshman Admissions Alum- 
ni Committee is being organized 
in each county in Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey, New York, Delaware, 
and in other important centers, 
such as Baltimore, Washington, 
Cleveland, etc. A quota for Fresh- 
man Admissions from their coun- 
ty will be given each such Alum- 
ni Committee, 

Of these 400 freshmen, approx- 
imately 235 will come from Penn- 
sylvania, approximately 80 will 
come from New Jersey, approxi- 
mately 75 will come from New 
York and the balance from other 

Will you send in immediately 
to Mr. Holter the names of pros- 
pective freshmen of your acquaint- 
ance to whom Bucknell literature 
can be sent? Will you send for 
Mr. Lybarger when you wish a 
prospective freshman interviewed 
personally, or when you can ar- 
range for him to speak in your 
High School? He is one of the 
most eloquent speakers and de- 
baters who has graduated from 
Bucknell in recent years. 

Bucknell especially asks her 
Alumni's assistance in the search 
for "quality" freshmen, — young 
men and women with those qual- 
ities of mind and personality, and 
character and ambition, and self- 
reliance, and grit that lead them 
to appreciate to the full Buck- 
nell's opportunities. "Such youth 
are the future leaders of the 
world," said President Harris, and 
such youth we long to serve in 
the College on the Hill. 
* * * 

We earnestly invite your full 
cooperation in helping in this 
Freshman Admissions Program. 
If you will help us maintain "an 
ever-normal enrollment of 1200 
resident students at Bucknell," of 
high quality, we will maintain a 
standard of educational efficiency 
of which you will be increasingly 

Central Section of 
Old Main Renamed 
Daniel C. Roberts 
Hall » » 

Bucknell Benefactor Visits Campus 

for First Time 

Principals in Old Main Dedication 
President Marts Mr. Roberts Judge Davis 

THE central portion of reconstructed Old Main 
will henceforth be known as Daniel C. Roberts 
Hall, Judge J. Warren Davis, acting chairman 
of the Board of Trustees, announced during the im- 
pressive dedicatory ceremonies, high-lighting an 
overcast Alumni Homecoming afternoon. 

At the same ceremony a new gift of $50,000 from 

Bronze Plaque Unveiled to Daniel C. Roberts 

Mr. Roberts toward the building program was an- 
nounced by Judge Davis. Earlier benefactions of 
the Wilkes-Barre philanthropist had included 
$100,000 toward the Old Main reconstruction and 
$50,000 toward the fund for a new men's gymnasium. 

A bronze plaque to Mr. Roberts, who is honorary 
chairman of the Board of Trustees, was unveiled in 
the lobby of Old Main during the rededication. 

"This is sacred ground," declared Acting Presi- 
dent Marts in opening his dedicatory address, "and 
we make it more sacred in the performance of this 
duty." He then recounted the history of Old Main, 
from the time when a committee headed by Dr. 
Taylor, Bucknell's first Acting President, staked 
out the outlines of the original building in the snow 
nearly 90 years ago, to the time when the central 
section was "utterly destroyed" and the wings left 
as "mere hollow shells" by the fire of 1932. 

Old Main was designed by Thomas U. Walters 
"who was the foremost architect of America of his 
day. It was he who designed the dome of our na- 
tional capitol, the Congressional Library and other 
important buildings in Washington. Mr. Walters 
drew the design for this building and gave it to the 
College. Soon, this great structure began to rise as 
money for its construction was subscribed. When 
it was completed, it enjoyed the distinction of being 
the largest college building in the country, and was 
regarded by many as the most beautiful," President 
Marts said. 

He told how "a modest gentleman in Wilkes- 
Barre was quietly watching the progress of the re- 
construction and was shaping his plans in his own 
mind, plans that were to make us joyous when the 
time came for him to announce them. 

"The acquisition of a great fortune often has a 
most unfortunate effect on many people. Some 


Judge J. Warren Davis and President Marts 
Unveiling the Plaque 

people it makes hard and unkind. Others it renders 
greedy for more and always more. Others it may 
make proud and vain and haughty. But now and 
then men acquire great fortunes and remain as mod- 
est, as kindly, as generous, as sympathetic as they 
were in their early days of struggle. Such was the 
effect of great business success upon him whom 
we honor here today, Mr. Daniel C. Roberts of 
Wilkes-Barre. It was he who quietly watched the 
progress of our building efforts here, and it was he 
who, out of the sympathy and generosity of his 
great heart, gave the hundred thousand dollars 
which was needed to rebuild this Central Section of 
Old Main. To Mr. Roberts, Bucknell owes this 
beautiful and lovely building; had it not been for 
his gifts, this important central section could not 
have been rebuilt. 

"It is one of the happiest privileges of my life now, 
in behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Faculty, to 
help unveil this tablet so that all who hereafter pass 
this way may read this inscription upon it. 

"Mr. Roberts, it is a high honor which comes to 
few men to have such words inscribed in deathless 
bronze and hung in the corridor of a great college. 
But this is not an honor conferred upon you from 
the outside. It is an honor which your own spirit 
and your acts have won for yourself. And it is an 
honor which will be engraved not only upon im- 
perishable bronze ; it will be engraved upon some- 
thing still more immortal, — the hearts of youth, 
endless lines of Bucknell youth, stretching farther 
into the future than any of us can see or imagine. 

"Many other memorials have been placed in rooms 
and sections of the two wings of this building. Ad- 
ditional memorial plates will be put in place — to 
commemorate gifts of other trustees and alumni and 

friends of Bucknell ranging in amounts from one 
thousand to fifty thousand dollars each. Names 
dear to us all will be held sacred in perpetuity by 
these plates which have been put and will be put 
upon certain doorways in these wings. 

"With all our hearts we thank each of you who 
have helped to put this beautiful building back into 
the active service of God and of humanity. 

"And now, by the authority vested in me by the 
act of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, 
I declare that this Central Section is hereafter to be 
known by us as The Daniel C. Roberts Hall and I 
offer to you, Mr. Roberts, the deep gratitude of all 

Judge J. Warren Davis, chairman of the Board of 
Trustees and manager of the campaign for building 
funds, assisted President Marts in unveiling the 
plaque. Reading from the inscription on the tablet, 
Judge Davis described the Wilkes-Barre man as "a 
business man of outstanding achievement, a friend 
of ambitious youth and a generous benefactor of 

Those present at the ceremony applauded as Mr. 
Roberts arose and acknowledged the gratitude which 
President Marts had extended him in behalf of 

The Reverend Charles Roush, '09, pastor of the 
church Mr. Roberts attends in Wilkes-Barre, made 
the dedicatory prayer. 

Preceding the ceremony, The Bucknell Band 
played familiar Bucknell songs. A double quartet 
from the Girls' Glee Club sang "Invocation to Life" 
by Charles Gilbert Spross, and an arrangement by 
Professor Gies of "Fair Bucknell" by Dr. Bartol. 

''I Offer to You, Mr. Roberts, the Deep Gratitude of All 




By Prof. Lewis E. Theiss, '02 

Last year a Friend of the Library, who did not wish his name mentioned, forwarded a check 
for fifty dollars for the purchase of the latest and most authoritative books in the field of so- 
ciology, logic and anthropology. This generous and unsolicited gift was presented as a memo- 
rial to Dr. Wm. E. Martin, who for twenty-five years served Bucknell so ably as professor of 
sociology, logic and anthropology. 

It is hoped that other Friends of the Library as well as former students and friends of Pro- 
fessor Martin will add substantial gifts of books or money this year to this initial gift. Certainly 
no more fitting tribute to the memory of Bucknell' s gifted librarian could possibly be made 
than this, for Professor Martin loved books almost as much as he loved men. Each volume 
will contain an appropriate Friend of the Library bookplate, giving the name and class of the 
donor. All books thus acquired will be known as the "Dr. Wm. E. Martin Collection." 

- — Norman E. Henry, President, Friends of the Library. 

WHEN the frightful 
flood of 1889 swept 
through Western 
Pennsylvania, damag- 
ing, weakening, and ut- 
terly destroying bridge 
after bridge in the var- 
ious watercourses, there 
was one bridge that 
stood like the Rock of 
Gibraltar. In vain the 
rushing waters tore at 
its foundations. Fruit- 
lessly the masses of de- 
bris battered its struc- 
ture. When the river 
had subsided, there 
stood the bridge, un- 

It was a Pennsylvania 
Railroad bridge over the 
Kiskiminetas River. So 
impressed by the quality 
of this structure were 
the P. R. R. officials that 
they caused a bronze 
tablet to be affixed to it. 
This tablet, after telling 
the tale of the flood, paid 
honor to the builder of 
the bridge — that ster- 
ling stone mason, John 
Martin. It was his ma- 
sonry that stood when 
the masonry in other 
bridges was torn apart. 

That outstanding mason, John Martin, was the 
father of the late William Emmet Martin, for many 
long years librarian of the Bucknell Library. If ever 
character was transmitted by heredity, here was a 
case. "Like father, like son" might appropriately 
have been coined in relation to these two men. And 
the characteristic that was so strikingly transmitted 
from one to the other was that of reliability, de- 

John Martin labored with stone, William Emmet 
Martin worked with books and human beings. So 
far as the books were concerned, he had little to 

Dr. Wm. E. Martin, Professor and Librarian 

work with. He directed 
the Bucknell Library in 
a day when the student 
body was small, money 
was scarce, and purse 
strings even in the case 
of a college were cus- 
tomary tightly drawn. 
Yet somehow he got 
books together, often 
buying them with his 
own funds, and little by 
little he expanded and 
enriched the contents 
of the Bucknell Library. 
His official title was 
that of librarian, but re- 
ally, he was the library. 
He had few helpers, and 
those were untrained 
student assistants. They 
knew little about the 
books they passed out 
to their fellow students. 
Dr. Martin knew every- 
thing about them. One 
had only to say to him, 
"I am interested in such 
and such a subject. What 
material is there on it 
and where can I find 
it?" and in the twinkling 
of an eye, Professor 
Martin would name a 
string of books bearing 
on the subject, tell what 
magazine articles dealt with it, and before you could 
fairly list the sources enumerated, he would lay the 
volumes before you. Indeed, one often suffered from 
an embarrassment of riches, so much material would 
he place in one's hands. If ever a librarian knew 
what was in the books under his control, and where 
to place his finger on the very material desired, it 
was William Emmet Martin. 

On the foundations he thus erected, the present 
Bucknell Library has grown. And with its growth 
in literary content has continued that selfsame spirit 
(Continued, inside back cover) 


Friends of the Library 

Notes and Comments 

Announce Plans for Literary Week-End February 10-12 
To Honor Formal Naming of Vaughan Literature Building 

The unveiling of a tablet to the late Dr. Charles 
P. Vaughan in the Literature Building on Thursday, 
February 10 will feature a ceremony during which 
the building will be formally renamed the Vaughan 
Literature Building. 

In honor of this event, February 10-12 has been 
designated a "Literary Week-End." The program 
will include a special convocation, the Annual Meet- 
ing of the Bucknell Society of Phi Beta Kappa, and 
the Annual Dinner of the Friends of the Library of 

A feature of this "Literary Week-End" will be an 
exhibition of books, essays, plays and poems that 
have been published by Bucknellians. All Bucknel- 
lians, who have had such material published, are 
urged to send their exhibits to the Alumni Office 
where they will be catalogued and arranged for dis- 
play during the "Literary Week-End." They will 
be returned to the owners afterward. 



Dr. William A. Shimer of New York, the national 
secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, in an interview which 
appeared in The Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph for Oc- 
tober 17, 1937, explained that the standing committee 
on applications, in deciding upon the qualifications 
of any college, is guided by these criteria : (a) the 
standing of its faculty, (b) the quality of its grad- 
uated students, and (c) its library facilities. 

It is safe to assume that more than one college 
has failed to secure a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa be- 
cause of inadequate library facilities. In this con- 
nection, Bucknell can point with pardonable pride 
to its own Library, which contains 66,000 volumes 
at present, while more than three thousand items 
are being added each year through a fixed budget 
and the gifts of interested alumni and the Friends 
of the Library. The Bibliotheca Bucnellensis, which 
is published independently, is the official organ of 
The Friends of the Bucknell University Library. Its 
sole purpose is to promote the growth and expand 
the resources of the Library so that it may meet the 
constantly increasing demands which are being 
made upon it by every department of the Univer- 
sity. The results are already most gratifying. 



The first installment of a large Loan Collection of 
First Editions and other rare volumes has been re- 
ceived by the Library from Miss Mary J. Harrar, 
'26. Miss Harrar has made an initial loan of one 
hundred and twenty-five volumes of "firsts," largely 
of contemporary authors. She plans to add to the 
collection from time to time, and the books will be 
held in trust by the Bucknell Library, where they 
will be treasured and exhibited on occasion. They 
will be accessible, however, at all times to professors 
and advanced or special students who may have oc- 
casion to consult them. 

□ □ □ 

Visiting Engineers in Fall Meeting Approve Important Changes 

THE Bucknell Visiting Engineers Committee met 
at ten o'clock Saturday morning, November 
thirteenth. Five of the committee were present: 
Mr. R. B. Derr, '17, of the Aluminum Research Lab- 
oratories, New Kensington, Pa. ; Mr. J. C. Hostetter, 
'08, of the Hartford-Empire Company, Hartford, 
Conn. ; Mr. Calvin Oberdorf, '07, in Government 
service in Washington; Mr. J. O. Roser, '11, of the 
General Electric Company at Pittsfield, Mass. ; and 
Mr. F. O. Schnure, '14, Bethlehem Steel Company 
at Sparrow's Point, Md. President Marts extended 
greetings to the visitors. 

Prof. Richard L. Anthony, who has succeeded 
Prof. F. E. Burpee as chairman of the Mechanical 
Engineering Department, described the changes in 
the Mechanical Engineering' curriculum recently ap- 
proved by the faculty. In general, certain specialized 
Senior courses were replaced by others of broader 
scope, in recognition of the fact that fundamentals 

must be emphasized in undergraduate work. The 
committee expressed their approval of this change. 

All the departments outlined changes in labora- 
tories and equipment as well as plans for future de- 
velopment. Preliminary plans for the completion of 
the Engineering Building were discussed. In the 
original plans for this building Chemical Engineer- 
ing was not provided for, while the Physics Depart- 
ment was included. These plans have been changed 
to provide space for Chemical Engineering in the 
new building, but not to include the Physics Depart- 
ment. This change of plan requires a greater area of 
ground floor space for engineering laboratory equip- 
ment which must have a solid foundation. 

Professor Rhodes described the new plan for an 
ever-normal enrollment as recently formulated by 
President Marts. 

(Continued on page 11) 


The Student-Faculty Congress 

-Philip L. Harriman, Professor of Psychology 

The Supervision of Student Activities at Bucknell 

Reprinted from the Journal of Higher Education, November, 1937 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles written by Bucknell Faculty members to 
acquaint alumni with recent trends in Faculty-Student relations. Later discussions will include 
"The Student Counseling Program" by Dr. Robert L. Sutherland, Dean of Men, and "The 
Student Church" by Prof. Charles M. Bond of the Department of Religion. The emphasis 
will be largely upon the presentation of objectives and reports of progress. 

FOUR years ago Bucknell University instituted 
a Student-Faculty Congress to have supervision 
over student activities. Consisting of eighteen 
students and twelve faculty members, this organi- 
zation has met over thirty times. Special meetings 
and committees have been assembled many more 
times during its course of existence. As an experi- 
ment in a democratic, cooperative control of student 
activities, Bucknell Student-Faculty Congress has 
made an interesting record. Still in the tentative, 
experimental stages, the plan avoids, on the one 
hand, the laissez faire system hitherto in vogue here 
and, on the other, a dictatorial oversight. Four 
years of experience with this plan have revealed 
certain unfortunate weaknesses in the setup, but 
have also been most encouraging. 

A faculty committee made a careful investigation 
of all student activities, apart from intercollegiate 
athletics and social fraternities, in 1931. The com- 
mittee found a complicated maze of activities func- 
tioning with varying degrees of efficiency. A few 
appeared no longer to meet any real needs whatso- 
ever, yet they perpetuated themselves by yearly in- 
itiations. Others seemed to depend wholly upon the 
enthusiasm of their officers and at times to emerge 
meteor-like from the darkness of obscurity. Some 
activity groups, owing to the absence of integration, 
were overcharged by dance orchestras or by print- 
ers, while other groups were given special prices. 
Although a college officer audited the account books, 
there was no control over expenditures. Bills ac- 
cumulating over the years curtailed the expenditures 
of oncoming generations of students. The principal 
objections to the former laissez faire plan were, first, 
that student activities were not co-ordinated ; and, 
second, that these activities were not so directed as 
to fit in with the whole educational program of the 

The first step was to appoint twelve faculty mem- 
bers to serve on the Congress and to ask the stu- 
dents to elect eighteen representatives from the 
dominant-interest groups. These persons made up 
the organization. Both a student and a faculty ad- 
viser represented each of the following: dramatics, 
debating, publications, intramural athletics, honor- 
ary and professional societies, musical groups, lit- 
erary clubs, religious organizations, and citizenship. 
Students represented the Panhellenic and the inter- 
fraternity councils, the nonfraternity group, dormi- 
tory men, women's student government, and each 

of the classes. The sponsoring of business manager- 
ship, the promotion of social activities for the whole 
college, and student government were given to three 
members of the faculty. Interest groups, rather than 
a large number of specific activities, made possible 
a smaller governing body and helped at once to fa- 
cilitate an integration of campus life. Under musical 
groups, for example, are the band, the glee clubs, 
and the orchestra. Publications include the college 
newspaper, a handbook for new students, and other 
similar productions. Rules for new students and 
other student-imposed regulations come under citi- 

This functional grouping in terms of compatible 
interests was easily accomplished. Publicity given 
to the survey and wide solicitation of campus opin- 
ion prepared students to welcome the suggestion. 
In the survey, however, those students most aggres- 
sive in furnishing data were often actuated by real 
or fancied grievances against the status quo. A few 
of their recommendations, eloquently and vocifer- 
ously phrased, were at variance with consensus of 
judgment. Adoption of such suggestions made a 
number of problems. Hitherto, for instance, class 
offices had been coveted; but under the congres- 
sional plan each class was to be represented by a 
member elected solely for place on the group. In 
the first year, therefore, only three per cent of the 
student body voted in class elections for positions 
now regarded as meaningless honors. At the present 
time the class president is ex-officio the representa- 
tive to the Congress. Another suggestion hastily 
adopted was to accord representation to these inter- 
est groups, regardless of the number of students in- 
volved in them. Debating, consequently, with not 
more than thirty students included in its activities, 
has a representative; and the nonfraternity group, 
including almost half the student body, likewise has 
a single spokesman on the Congress. A revision of 
the plan to give fairer representation has not yet 
been drawn up. 

From the outset the most useful work done by the 
Congress has been the establishment of control over 
the student budget. A close check on disbursements 
and accounting was immediately instituted. Treas- 
urers of activity groups obtain approval before con- 
tracting financial obligations and present the bills 
to the budget adviser for payment. No funds are 
handled by students. The Congress, however, does 
(Continued on page 16) 


Bucknell, Temple Deadlocked 0-0 
Basketball Opener Dec. 13 

--Bob Streeter 

DIGGING their cleats desperately into the 
morass that was the Memorial Stadium grid- 
iron, Al Humphreys' Bisons ended their season 
on Homecoming Day, November 13, by holding a 
favored Temple team to a scoreless tie, and then 
looked forward to a 1938 campaign which should 
find them prepared to make an advance over this 
year's fifty-fifty record. 

Of the eleven regulars who fought back every 
thrust made by Pop Warner's Owls, only two, Co- 
Captains Herb Bowman, Sherrill, N. Y., right 
halfback, and Enio Conti, Brooklyn, N. Y., left 
tackle, are expected to be missing when the train- 
ing grind begins next September. Only eight of 
this year's squadmen were seniors. 

Back to the football wars next autumn will storm 
Lou Tomasetti, Bill Lane, Marty Quick, Bill Jones, 
Frank Funair, George Kiick, and Sid Canarick, 
seven fine backs. Four seasoned ends, four tackles, 
four guards, and two centers will also be available, 
according to present indications. 

The depressing note in an otherwise roseate pic- 
ture is the sparseness of promising material on its 
way up from the present freshman team, which 
closed its season without winning a game. How- 
ever, the yearlings earned a 0-0 deadlock with Tem- 
ple and will supply needed reinforcements at sev- 
eral crucial spots. 

Winding up the season with a flourish, the Thun- 
dering Herd hit its peak the Saturday before Home- 
coming when it punched out a 20-7 victory over 
Furman, and continued the pace to stalemate a Tem- 
ple eleven which is still seeking its initial triumph 
over Bucknell since Pop Warner came to the Phil- 
adelphia college. 

The treacherous condition of the playing field, 
drenched by a 20-hour rain and churned into a quag- 
mire after the first few scrimmages, prevented both 
elevens from venturing anything but the simplest 
offensive maneuvers. 

Each team had only one golden opportunity to 
score the touchdown which would have given it the 
lead in the Temple-Bucknell series, now thoroughly 
deadlocked with three wins for each rival and five 

Two goal-line fumbles, the first by Bucknell's Lou 
Tomasetti and the second by Temple's Mike Lukac, 
nullified each eleven's scoring chance. 

Midway in the third quarter Baker, Owl quarter- 
back, back to punt on the fourth down, fumbled the 
s °ggy ball and was tackled by the fast-charging 
Bison forwards, Bucknell gaining possession one 
foot from the goal line. Twice Martin Quick 
plunged into the red wall of Temple linemen and 
was hurled back. On third down Tomasetti swept 
off tackle, and as he was tackled on the goal line, 
the ball slipped from his arms into the end zone, 
where Nichols of the Owls recovered for a touch- 

Temple's big opening came in the fourth quarter 
when Renzo's sensational 29-yard punt return 
launched an Owl drive. On six plays the Warner- 
men moved from their own 44-yard line to the Bison 
15, where Pappas' fumble was a temporary setback. 

On the next play, however, Funair fumbled, and 
Temple regained possession on the nine-yard line, 
first down, goal to go. On the first play Lukac cir- 
cled left end toward the goal line, but as he was hit 
on the two, the ball popped from his arms clear out 
of the end zone for an automatic touchback. 

With the exception of these two "breaks," the 
game was evenly contested, the Bisons dominating 
the action in the second and third quarters and the 
Owls holding an edge in the opening and closing 
periods. The long-distance punting of Bucknell's 
Bill Lane and Temple's Johnny Kovacevich, both of 
whom lifted the wet ball in kicks that averaged near- 
ly 40 yards from the line of scrimmage, was a fea- 
ture of the contest. 

Throughout their eight game season, during 
which the Bisons won three games, lost three, and 
tied two, Humphreys' pupils were outclassed only 
by the Villanova Wildcats, who overpowered Buck- 
nell, 21-0, and subsequently finished the campaign 

The Bison soccer team, captained by Ira Fox, of 
Narberth, finished on the black side of the ledger 
this fall, winning four games, losing three, and tie- 
ing one. The booters compiled their record by com- 
ing down the homestretch at top speed, defeating 
Lafayette, University of Delaware, and Temple in 
their final three games. 

With the autumn sports out of the way, attention 
on the campus is now being directed toward pre- 
liminary drills for basketball and boxing, the two 
big winter sports. 

First to get under way, the basketball season will 
begin December 13 at home against Elizabethtown 
College, with Cornell to be met at Ithaca, N. Y., the 
following evening. 

Coach Mai Musser faces the task of building his 
quintet around a nucleus of five lettermen, Harold 
Sager, of Smithton, William Foltz, Connellsville, 
Robert Summers and Joseph Deegan, both of Mil- 
ton, and William Lane, Philadelphia. 

Three lettermen, Ray Monahan, Jack Filer, and 
Stuart Smith, have been lost by graduation from 
last year's team, which won nine games and lost six. 

Boxing prospects are bright this year, with all 
but one of last year's championship squad slated to 
return. Captain Joe Valentino, conference cham- 
pion at the 165-pound post, was the only one of 
Coach Joe Reno's charges to be lost by graduation. 

Among the men who are expected to make the 

1938 boxing squad the strongest in Bucknell history 

are : Bill Androski, of Scranton, conference ruler 

at 135 pounds ; Steve Stephanou, Norwich, Conn., 

(Continued, inside back cover) 




Alumni Clubs Active in Pre-Homecoming Programs 


October 11. Fifteen Baltimore Alumni were present 
at the first Fall meeting of the club, which was held 
at the Rail Grill. 

A constitution, which had been drawn up prior to 
this meeting, was read by our President, J. Fred 
Moore, '22. After a few changes were made, the 
constitution was adopted. 

We offer our thanks to all Sparrow's Pointers who 
have taken such an interest in these meetings. 
November 8. Once more there were fifteen members 
present at our meeting. This seems to be the set 
number for all of our meetings so far. 

Our November meeting was a purely social one. 
This dinner was also held at the Rail Grill. We have 
decided to have all meetings here for the sake of 
convenience to everyone. This does not, however, 
include one yearly meeting that is to be held at the 
club house in Sparrow's Point. 

Th purpose of this meeting was the making of 
plans to return to Lewisburg for Homecoming. 
Many of us are planning to drive up for the game. 

ELEANOR L. BUCHHOLZ, '31, Secretary. 


October 12. The four meetings of the Alumnae 
Club are always enthusiastically attended and en- 
joyed very much by the older women of the Sem- 
inary days, the "near-new" alumnae and the recent 

The first meeting of the year was held in Larison 
Living Room, October 12th, featuring the annual 
tureen supper. Mrs. Ruth Eisley sang two numbers, 
"The Old Refrain" and "Autumn Leaves." 

The guest speaker was Mrs. J. M. Barris, author- 
ess, who spoke on "Joys and Trials of a Writer." 

The Christmas meeting to be held December 14th 
will be in charge of Mrs. Ruth Eisley with Mrs. 
Donald Stillman as guest pianist. Mrs. Mildred 
Gommer Pursley, '30, will give a reading. 

With Mrs. Lulu Coe Stolz, the local alumnae 
club promises to have very interesting and instruc- 
tive meetings through 1937-38. 

SARA DECK CROSSGROVE, '28, Secretary. 


October 19. Fall meetings of the New York Alumni 
Association started with an evening dinner and 
meeting at the Hotel Winthrop on October 19th. 
This was a stag affair and 26 Alumni turned out for 
the meeting. Dr. A. C. Marts, President of the Uni- 
versity, gave a very comprehensive and interesting 
report of Bucknell activities and the meeting was 

then thrown into an open forum at which members 
asked Dr. Marts to elaborate on various phases of 
Bucknell life and growth. 

New officers of the Association were elected con- 
sisting of E. A. Snyder, '11, President, William F. 
Redcay, '11, Vice-President and Treasurer, and 
Charles T. Farrow, '26, Secretary. 

Various suggestions w r ere made for activities to 
be considered by the Association during the coming 
year and as a result of a very enthusiastic discus- 
sion and suggestions a Planning Committee was ap- 
pointed consisting of Edward C. Kunkle, '97, Chair- 
man, and Julius Seebach, '20, and Campbell Rut- 
ledge, '33, who were instructed to consider all the 
proposals suggested and present a report of sug- 
gested activities for consideration at the next month- 
ly meeting. This report was presented at the reg- 
ular monthly meeting held at the Hotel Wentworth 
on the evening of November 9ih. Great interest was 
manifested by the 24 members present and it was 
voted to mimeograph the report and transmit it to 
the male members of the New York Alumni Asso- 
ciation prior to the next monthly meeting which will 
be held on December 14th at the Hotel Wentworth, 
59 West 46th Street, at 6 :30 P.M. 

The New York Alumni Association is holding reg- 
ular monthly stag meetings on the evening of the 
second Tuesday of each month. They are planning 
to hold as many of these as possible at the Hotel 
Wentworth. In case it is impossible to secure a 
room for that evening, announcements will be mail- 
ed to the Alumni prior to the meeting as to the exact 
meeting place. While the evening meetings so far 
have been confined to the men Alumni, it was sug- 
gested that we undertake to form a women's Alum- 
nae group to hold independent monthly meetings 
and to merge the women's and men's meetings for 
a joint social gathering sometime in February. We 
believe there is a strong need for a women's Alum- 
nae Association and an opportunity for them to do 
much constructive work for the University, and it 
was suggested that the President advise the Alumni 
Secretary to take this under consideration and at- 
tempt to interest some of the New York women in 
this project. The officers of the men's Alumni Asso- 
ciation will be glad to cooperate with any of the wo- 
men who would undertake the formation of such an 

The Alumni Association discussed football affairs 
at the last meeting and voted unanimously to send 
a letter of appreciation to Coach Humphreys and 
the team for their good work under adverse circum- 
stances during the past season and to tell them that 
the New York Alumni would be strongly repre- 
sented at the Homecoming game. This letter was 
written and I understand that numerous encourag- 
ing telegrams from the New York Alumni were sent 
to Coach Humphreys prior to the game. 

EDGAR A. SNYDER, '11, President. 




October 28. Dr. Homer P. Rainey, Director, Amer- 
ican Youth Commission of the American Council on 
Education, Washington, was in Rochester October 
28th, for the Zone meeting of the State Teachers 

President Ellis Smith was fortunate in securing 
Dr. Rainey to meet with the Rochester Bucknell 
Club at 12 :00 o'clock on that date at the Y. M. C. A. 

Dr. Rainey spoke on the work of his commission. 

L. L. HUTCHINSON, '23, Secretary. 


October 29. The Central New Jersey Bucknell Club 
held a dinner meeting in Trenton at the Cadwallader 
Tea Room on October 29th. For the first affair of 
this type that has been held by this club, thirty-four 
members responded despite the fact that the Col- 
lege Club of Trenton held an affair on the same 
evening. Plans discussed at this meeting were to 
hold meetings of this type in the future either 
monthly or bi-monthly. Homecoming was discussed 
and several members planned on making the trip to 
Lewisburg on November 13th. The club was fa- 
vored with some very interesting and humorous re- 
citals by Mr. J. H. Shoemaker of the class of 1908. 

The ladies of the Central New Jersey Bucknell 
Club are planning an afternoon bridge December 
2nd at 1 :30 P. M. at the home of Mrs. H. W. Giffin, 
Cadwallader Apartments, Trenton, N. J. 

"To members of Central New Jersey Bucknell 
Club." Keep in mind the dinner meeting to be held 
at the Cadwallader Tea Room, Friday, December 
10th at 7 :00 P. M. Mr. Chas. M. Morris, Editor of 
the Alumni Monthly will be present to speak to the 
members on current events at Bucknell. Please make 
reservations with Mr. L. W. Morrell, Trenton 3- 
6626 or W. J. Irvin, Trenton 3-2028. 

W. J. IRVIN, '22, President. 


October 30. The notes of "Dear Bucknell, oft of 
thee we're thinking," alumni and friends of Reading 
sat down to a delightful dinner at the Wyomissing 
Club to make merry. And that is exactly what we 
did. Dr. Grim, the President was a most attentive 
host, chasing away all formalities and making every- 
one feel very much at home. He introduced several 
visitors from the campus, Mr. Charles Morris and 
Mr. Walter Holter. 

With enthusiasm born of the defeat of the after- 
noon, accompanied with that never-say-die spirit 
we planned our campaign to put Bucknell 

across to High School Seniors. Entertaining pros- 
pective college students at our "get togethers" and 
perchance taking them back to the dear old campus, 
having interested parents with us to sell Bucknell 
to them and giving them the treat of hearing Dr. 
Marts are just a few of our plans for the future 
spring months. 

At a short business meeting following dinner, 
Morgan Davies, '26, was elected President, and An- 
geline Kissinger, '22, Secretary for the ensuing year. 
Just in case someone might be interested in know- 
ing who the people in Reading are who still thrill 
to "Come Bucknell Warriors, Hopes are on you" we 
are including our guest list : 

Dr. David G. Grim, '97, and Mrs. Grim, The Rev. 
Dr. Charles E. Roth, Hon. '28, Dr. Merrill DeWire, 
'21, and Mrs. DeWire, Dr. John Eisenhauer, '05, and 
Mrs. Eisenhauer, Mrs. J. Turner Moore, Fred Mc- 
Cormick Moore, '36, Mr. A. Paul Mosser, '26, and 
Mrs. Mosser, Mr. John Speicher and Mrs. Speicher, 
'07, Mrs. Helen Blakemore, '08 Miss Laura Smith, 
'22, Miss Barbara Houghton, Miss Elizabeth Tur- 
ner, '24, Miss Angeline Kissinger, '22, Paul Weaver, 
'22, J. Singleton Neisser, Philip Neisser, '32, Richard 
Doty, Paul Schmidt, '25, Howard Fisher, '13, Karl 
Krug, '22, Charles Morris, *31, H. Walter Holter, '24. 
ANGELINE KISSINGER, '22, Secretary. 


The Card Party and business meeting which was 
to have been held in November was postponed but 
we are expecting to have it on Tuesday, December 
7th, at Whitman's, 1626 Chestnut Street. We are 
planning a business meeting, a pleasant social eve- 
ning of cards and other games followed by supper. 
The proceeds from this party are for our Scholar- 
ship Fund. 

The Annual luncheon is to be held this year on 
Saturday, February 12th. Dr. Daniel Poling has 
accepted our invitation to be our guest speaker 
so we are looking forward to a very interesting 

ALICE ROBERTS, '24, Secretary. 


(Continued from page 7) 

The committee passed two resolutions : 
"Resolved, that the Visiting Engineers Commit- 
tee is in hearty accord with the policy of 'an 
ever-normal enrollment of 1200 resident stu- 
dents' as recently proposed by President Marts. 
"Resolved, that in the designs for the comple- 
tion of the Engineering Building provision 
should be made for a total enrollment of 400 
engineering students." 
The committee adjourned to the Women's College 
dining room and enjoyed an excellent luncheon. 




Dr. William C. Bartol '72 

Upon the Occasion of His Ninetieth 



One of the oldest living alumnae, 
Mrs. Margaret Beaver Cassidy, died 
recently at her home in Pittsburgh. 
She was 92. Only one member of this 
class survives; Mrs. Charles S. Wolfe 
of Laurelton. 


Mrs. E. R. Humeston has requested 
us to change her address to Cowesett 
Road, Apponaug, R. I. She writes 
"Am now 94 years old, still read with- 
out glasses in my Scofield Bible and 
church paper, and various magazines 
and newspapers, and still enjoy the 
Bucknell Alumni Monthly for which 
I thank you." 


John R. Ruthrauff, dean of the 
Franklin County bar, died October 6 
at his home in Chambersburg follow- 
ing an illness of nearly five years. 
Aged 80 years, he was a former school 
teacher and for many years was one 
of the most prominent attorneys in 
Franklin County. 


We extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. 
Anna Sellers Blackburn in the loss of 
her husband, Dr. E. C. Blackburn, 
Lock Haven School Physician. Dr. 
Blackburn died of a cerebral hemor- 
rhage at his home, October 28. He is 
also survived by his son, Wade F. 
Blackburn, of the class of '16. 

George W. Wagenseller, who has 
been in the real estate business in 
Pocatello, Idaho, for the past 14 years, 
has moved to 1240 S. Burnside Ave., 
Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Wagenseller 
was editor and publisher of the Mid- 
dleburg (Pa.) Post for 34 years. 

Jerome C. Fetzer is a civil engi- 
neer for the Emporium, Pa., CCC 
Camp No. 147. 

Notice of the death of L. H. Burge 
which occurred on August 18th has 
just been received. 

Dr. Mabel M. Elliott is practicing 
osteopathy in San Diego, Calif., 1009 
First National Bank Building. 


Dr. Lee M. Goodman was recently 
appointed to the presidency of the 
Flood Control of the Susquehanna 
Drainage Area. This organization is 
planning for flood control of the re- 
gion which was flooded badly in 1936. 

Rev. Frank Anderson is now Exe- 
cutive Secretary of the Iowa Baptist 
Convention with offices in the Hubbell 
Building, Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. An- 
derson is a Trustee of Sioux Falls 
College of South Dakota and served as 
the official delegate of Bucknell at the 
inauguration of Dr. Warren Palmer 
Behan as President of the College on 
November 4th. 

Classmates of W. Leigh Durham 
will be grieved to learn of his death 
on September 18th, following an oper- 
ation at the Hahnemann Hospital in 
Philadelphia. Mr. Durham who was 
56 had been for 30 years a member 
of Durham Bros., architects and 
draftsmen. He is survived by his 
widow and two brothers, Glen of the 
class of 1900 and James, 1904. 


W. Bruce Kester was re-elected to 
the Akron, Ohio, City Board of Edu- 
cation for his second term at the No- 
vember election. He is serving a sec- 
ond term as Vice-President of the 
Board. Bruce, Jr., is a senior in the 
school of engineering at Cornell Uni- 

The fiftieth anniversary of the 
Alpha Baptist Church and Sunday 
School of Philadelphia was observed 
on October 3rd. Dr. Howard K. Wil- 
liams, pastor of the church which 
started in 1887 in a cobbler shop, 
preached the morning sermon. 


George Cockill, Sr., one of Buck- 
nell's baseball immortals, died Tues- 
day, November 2nd, following a long 
illness. He was buried in Lewisburg 
and his death was quite a shock to 
older residents of the community who 
remember well his vivid exploits on 
the diamond and football field. Fol- 
lowing graduation he became famous 
as a baseball player with Milton and 
the big leagues. At one time he was 
an umpire in the National League and 
had coached the University football 
team, later serving as a member of 
the Athletic Council. He spent the 
latter part of his life at Steelton 
where he was prominent as a member 
of the Dauphin County Poor Board. 

Dr. L. C. Hylbert of Shanghai, 
China, was the principal speaker on 
Men and Missions Day, observed by 
the Watsontown First Baptist Church 
on November 7th. Dr. Hylbert has 

served as Mission Secretary for East 
China since 1926. He has made a 
notable contribution of service in con- 
nection with famine and flood relief, 
which earned him the title of Chai Ho 
Hsun Chang (Good Harvester) from 
the Chinese Republic. 

Referring to recent experiments of 
Dr. J. B. Rhine of Duke University, 
Dr. Charles F. Potter told the First 
Humanist Society: "Trained tele- 
pathists will supplant the present spy 
system. Without leaving their own 
country, a little group of gifted 'es- 
pers' will be able to discover the plans 
of the enemy's strategists. Since the 
essence of success in war is secrecy, 
when secrecy is destroyed, war will 
be impossible." 


Joseph W. Henderson was elected a 
member of the Board of Governors 
of the American Bar Association at 
its annual convention in Kansas City, 
October 2nd. As a member of the 
Board, Mr. Henderson will serve for 
a three year term. 

Lieut. Commander R. W. Shrum has 
been appointed Protestant Chaplain of 
the Naval Training Station, Newport, 
R. I. 

Chaplain Shrum has had a varied 
and interesting career in the Navy. 
He was appointed Chaplain in the 
Navy in 1918 during the World War 
and assigned to duty at the Naval 
Academy. From 1919-22 he was 
Chaplain of the U. S. S. Arkansas and 
served 1922-24 in the U. S. S. Pitts- 
burgh when that warship was flag- 
ship of the European Station. From 
1924-29 he was attached to the Navy 
Yard, Washington, with additional 
duty on board the U. S. S. Mayflower, 
the President's Yacht during the 
Coolidge Administration. From 1929- 
32 he served in the battleship U. S. S. 
West Virginia. Chaplain Shrum was 

W. Leigh Durham '02 


Chaplain of the Coast Guard Academy 
at New London, Conn., from 1932-34. 
This duty included two European 
cruises. From 1934 to this year when 
he was ordered to Newport, Chaplain 
Shrum was Chaplain of the U. S. S. 
Saratoga, except for a short time 
when he was assigned to temporary 
duty aboard the U. S. S. Houston for 
one of the cruises of President Roose- 


Rev. Frederick B. Igler, Baptist 
Student Pastor at the University of 
Pennsylvania, was a recent campus 
visitor when on Homecoming Sunday, 
November 14th, he addressed the Stu- 
dent Church on "Talking ad infini- 


Announcement has been made of 
the marriage of Miss Edna May Rom- 
weber, of Hightstown, N. J., and Carl 
E. Geiger. Mr. Geiger is an in- 
structor at the Peddie School. 

Dwite H. Schaffner is one of Buck- 
nell's most active alumni in War Vet- 
eran affairs. In June of this year he 
was elected Department Commander 
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 
the State of Ohio. Overseas in the 
World War, he was attached to Co. 
K, 306th Regiment, 77th Division, with 
the rank of First Lieutenant. In 1922 
he was awarded the Congressional 
Medal of Honor for personal bravery 
during an engagement in the Argonne 
Forest. Only ninety-three such awards 
were made by Congress out of the 
millions of men in the service and only 
sixty-one of the men so honored are 
alive today. Mr. Schaffner has prac- 
ticed law in Ohio for several years and 
is prominent in the Bar Association. 
He married Miss Elma Bliss and with 
their two daughters, aged 13 and 11, 
reside at 296 Grace Ave., Akron, Ohio. 


C. H. Davies, President of the Da- 
vies Airplane Metal Limb Company, 
Philadelphia, has recently returned 
from the Argentine Republic where he 
opened a branch of his company in 
Buenos Aires. While there he was 
interviewed by "La Caceta" for an ar- 
ticle describing his accomplishments. 
When new and unusual establishments 
are introduced in the Republic and 
such lend themselves to the helpful- 
ness of the physically handicapped 
"La Caceta" immediately sends its 
staff reporters to investigate. Who- 
ever is so selected for a full page 
write-up automatically makes the Re- 
public of Argentine's "Who's Who." 
Mr. Davies has the distinct honor of 
being one of the very few North 
Americans sharing this honor. 


Dr. Lester P. Fowle, University 
physician and assistant professor of 
Anatomy, and Dr. R. R. Legault, as- 
sistant professor of Chemistry, have 
received a grant of $3,000 from the 
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation 
of New York City as an aid toward 
their research on the problem of fun- 
gus diseases. Fungus diseases of 
which "athlete's foot" constitutes a 
small part, have commanded the at- 
tention of Dr. Fowle for some time in 
his work as the University physician. 
Many students have approached him 
for treatment of these diseases. He is 
interested in the possibility of induc- 
ing a natural immunity to the patha- 
genic fungi not in the development of 
a so-called "cure" for "athlete's foot." 
He initiated the present research while 
his colleague, Dr. Legault, has been 
cooperating from the standpoint of the 


Dr. Fowle accompanied by his wife 
has gone to Florida where the former 
is recuperating from a severe attack 
of pneumonia. He had been a patient 
at the Geisinger Hospital, Danville 
for a number of weeks. 

Robert S. Kyle is an Industrial En- 
gineer for the Mishawaka (Ind.) 
Rubber and Woolen Mfg. Co. 

Alvin A. Zweier is head of the Pub- 
licity Department, N. W. Ayer & Son. 

E. L. Worthington is associated with 
the Globe Ticket Company in Pitts- 
burgh and is residing in Avalon, Pa., 
944 California Ave. 


The November issue of Good House- 
keeping contains some verses, "A 
Growing Up Son" written by Dorothy 
Markham Brown. Her husband Ho- 
bart Brown, '21 is Principal of the 
Roselle Park, N. J., High School. 

Nina G. Smith is teaching in Oak 
Park, 111. 


Harry F. Roye is a New Jersey As- 
semblyman from Camden County and 
is winning a wide reputation as an 
able, liberal Legislator. 

Dr. John E. Lenox, on furlough 
from his medical missionary post in 
Chengtu, West China, was the guest 
of Phi Sigma, honorary biological fra- 
ternity, on November 6th at Dr. Rice's 
cabin. Dr. Lenox, a graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania Medical 
School, is now teaching at that Insti- 


William H. Browne was married to 
Miss Jane Perry Griest of Barnesboro, 
Pa., on September 4th. They are liv- 
ing at 211 E. 35th St., New York City. 






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Calendar of Alumni Speakers Who Featured the Past Semester's Chapel Series, "Steps Going Up". 

October 21 
Dr. Lester K. Ade, '21 
Pennsylvania State Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction 

October 28 

W. Rafford White, '26 

New York State Superintendent 

of Banks 

November 11 

Kenneth W. Slifer, '26 

Copywriter and Supervisor, 

N. W. Ayer & Son 

November 18 

Dr. Stanley P. Davies, '12 

President, Family Welfare 

Association of America 



Dwite H. Shaffner '15 

Department Commander 

Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Summer- 
ill have announced the arrival of 
Thomas Carney, Jr., on September 
5th. Mrs. Summerill is the former 
Ann Zerby. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Amsler have 
moved to Warren, Ohio where Fred 
is employed as designer at the Taylor 
Winfield Welding Corp. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Miss Helen C. Arnwine, 
of Milton, and L. Fegley Hopp which 
was solemnized September 19th in the 
Lock Haven Lutheran Church. They 
are residing in the Ped-Lin Apart- 
ments on Market St., Lewisburg. For 
a number of years Feg has been as- 
sociated with his grandfather in con- 
ducting a newspaper and magazine 


Wilbur S. Sheriff and Miss Lucy 
A. Bailey were married on June 17th, 
in the First Baptist Church of Fac- 
toryville where Dr. Sheriff is minister. 
The young couple were married by the 
father of the groom, C. W. Sheriff of 
the Wellsboro Church. The bride is 
the granddaughter of the late Dr. 
John Howard Harris. 

William B. Brown, Jr. is in the 
Wholesale Fruit and Produce Business 
in Philadelphia, and is living in Had- 
don Heights, N. J. 

Wyatt E. Williams is a Construc- 
tion Engineer in Charleston, W. Va. 

Marie and John Weber have an- 
nounced the arrival of Sundra Lucille 
on October 29th. Mrs. Weber who is 
the former Marie Fetherolf is of the 
class of '29. 


The engagement of Clarence W. 
Cranford to Miss Kathryn Young of 
Colorado, has been announced. Mr. 
Cranford is pastor of the Logan Bap- 
tist Church, Philadelphia, while Miss 
Young is instructor in chemistry at 
Colorado State College. 

F. R. Smith has been appointed to 
the faculty of Dairy Industry at the 
University of California, Davis, Calif. 

William Coffman, for the past nine 
years, a teacher in the Flemington, 
N. J. High School, was elected prin- 
cipal of the Millville High School on 
October 4th. 

Alfred Rawlinson is Librarian and 
Executive Secretary of the Arkansas 
State Library Commission, Little 
Rock, Ark. 

William J. Bosche is employed as 
Telephone Engineering Assistant by 
the Bell Company in Harrisburg. 

We recently received a copy of the 
Victor News published by the Person- 
nel Department of R. C. A. in Camden. 
The editor is Roland R. Hitchens who 
is also athletic director of the Camden 


Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Moersch- 
bacher have announced the birth of 
a baby boy, Francis Charles, II. The 
birth took place at the Mid- Valley 
Hospital of Scranton. 

Dr. George N. Ballentine 

Soon after opening his office in the 
Medical Arts Building in Williams- 
port for the practice of medicine, spe- 
cializing in obstetrics, Dr. George N. 
Ballentine was called to the campus 
to serve as University physician dur- 
ing the illness and convalescence of 
Dr. Lester P. Fowle. Dr. Ballentine, 
a graduate of Cornell Medical College, 
was a member of the staff of the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh Medical School 
and was for a year resident physician 
in the Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital 
in Pittsburgh. He practiced medicine 
in Smithton, Pa., and served as ship 
surgeon with the Columbia Steamship 
Lines in South America. 


The marriage of Ann M. Sprout and 
William Bolster of New York City 
occurred on August 14th in the First 
Baptist Church of Tarrytown, N. Y. 
The ceremony was performed by the 
Rev. Horace Hunt, brother of Miss 
Mary Hunt, Bucknell Recorder, and a 
cousin of President Emeritus Emory 
W. Hunt. 

Dr. and Mrs. E. Kirby Lawson, Jr., 
have announced the arrival of Edward 
Kirby, III, on August 24th. Mrs. 
Lawson is the former Esther Minich. 

Dr. Lawson is spending this year as 
Chief Resident Physician at the Poly- 
clinic Hospital in Harrisburg. 

On Saturday evening, June 26th, 
Miss Hulda Corinne Dimm, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. Roy Dimm, of 
Muncy, and Mr. Mark Berkenstock, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Berken- 
stock, Watsontown, were united in 
marriage at the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Muncy. Mrs. Berkenstock 
graduated in 1932 and has been a 
teacher in the Muncy-Muncy Creek 
Junior High School for the past five 
years. Mr. Berkenstock is employed 
as a construction foreman by the 
Pennsylvania Department of High- 
ways at Sunbury. They are living at 
717 N. 4th St., Sunbury, Pa. 

As a result of an automobile acci- 
dent that happened late Tuesday 
night, November 16th on the Lewis- 
burg-Northumberland highway near 
Chilli squaque, Neil Pursley and an- 
other Lewisburger suffered severe 
physical injuries and the car in which 
they were riding was practically de- 
molished. Neil was recently discharg- 
ed from the hospital where he suffered 
a splintered wrist, a broken collarbone 
and four fractured ribs as an after- 
math of the accident. 

Ned T. Raker who was graduated 
from Jefferson Medical College is now 
doing an internship at Jefferson Hos- 
pital, Philadelphia. 

Grace Clauser and "Hank" Graham 
were married on November 2nd, 1937 
at Glenside, Pa. 


Clark Hinkle, the ex-Lackawanna 
Express of the Thundering Herd from 
1929 to 1931 under Carl Snavely, and 
who has earned the title of the most 
powerful kicker in professional foot- 
ball during his past six years of 
activity with the Green Bay Packers, 
is shown above getting off a lusty 
practice boot prior to the Packers' 
game with the Washington Redskins 
at Washington, D. C. on Sunday, No- 
vember 28. 

Hinkle has made football history 
for Bucknell in the "play for pay" 
ranks with his versatile performances 
with the world champion Packers 
eleven. During the past six years 
he has five times earned recognition 



on all-star professional teams. A- 
gainst Washington he was the star 
of the Green Bay offense and was a 
central figure in the defense despite 
the fact that he received a bad head 
injury during the game and had to 
be removed for nearly half of the 
game. The Packers lost the tilt 
by a score of 14-6 despite Hinkle's 
brilliant individual play. 

A daughter was born Saturday, Oc- 
tober 16th to Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
Hall, of Hamilton Square, N. J. 

A son was born on November 15th 
to Mrs. Eunice Samson Mech of Pull- 
man, Wash. 


It's a girl at the Ralph Reish's. 
Mary Patricia arrived at the Wil- 
liamsport Hospital early Tuesday 
morning, November 2nd. Mrs. Reish 
is the former Emily Steininger. 

A merger of the Federal Land Bank 
Units of Union, Snyder, Montour, 
Northumberland, and Columbia Coun- 
ties into one organization with head- 
quarters at Lewisburg with Phil 
Frederick as business manager of the 
entire unit, was recently announced. 

Edward L. Nied of Danville, has 
been appointed physical director at the 
Danville State Hospital. Following 
his graduation, Otty coached football 
at Gloucester, Mass. High School. He 
also played baseball in the West 
Branch and N. Y. P. Leagues. For 
the past several years Mr. Nied has 
been employed as general foreman 
and project engineer with the WPA. 

The marriage of C. Edmund Wells 
and Jean Earnest of the class of '36 
took place on Saturday morning, Oc- 
tober 16th in Hunt Hall, Dr. Emory 
Hunt officiating. Following a wedding 
trip through the South Mr. and Mrs. 
Wells returned to their new home in 
Pottstown, 1011 High Street where the 
former is an attorney. 

We have just learned that Thelma 
Swenson changed her name to Mrs. 
Thomas three years ago, but make 
amends by reporting that her new ad- 
dress is Greenwood Terrace Apt., 
Jenkintown, Pa. 


The formation of another Bucknell 
two-some took place on July 7th in 
the Tioga Methodist Church in Phila- 
delphia, when Miss Bunny Moore and 
Charles Roush, Jr. were united in 
marriage by the groom's father, Dr. 
Charles S. Roush, '09. The bride was 
attended by Mrs. Martin Andrews, 
nee' Marion Osborne. Richard Roush, 
brother of the groom and president 
of the present Sophomore Class at 
the Junior College was the best man. 
William Dando and Jack Younghus- 
band were ushers. Following the 
ceremony a reception was held at the 
bride's home and among the guests 
were Peg Heim, '35, Charlotte Lick- 
hard, '35, Martin Andrews, '35, Giles 
Helps, '33, Dorothy Ballard, '33 and 
Donald Proctor, '33. Before her mar- 
riage Mrs. Roush was Secretary to 
the Supervising Principal of Schools 
at Glenolden, Pa. Following the wed- 
ding trip to Ocean City, the couple 
returned to Niagara Falls where Char- 
lie is employed as Sales Counsellor 
for the American Salesbook Co. Home 
address: 1519 Niagara Ave. 

The marriage of Miss Carrie Jane 
McAvoy to Ted Capik was solemnized 

on Sept. 1st at Trujillo, Peru. Ted 
is employed by the Grace Line in 

Paul Graham is a Chemist for the 
Corning Glass Works. 

Anthony F. Vasquez and Miss Con- 
chetta Di Caprio of Philadelphia were 
married on October 16, in the First 
Italian Baptist Church of that city. 
Mr. Vasquez, who was ordained on 
October 11, is now Associate Minister 
of the First Italian Baptist Church 
and boys' work director for the Phila- 
delphia Baptist Union. 

Emily Orr is Girls' Reserve Sec- 
retary in the Pottsville Y. W. C. A. 
Roger O'Gara has obtained a posi- 
tion with the General Electric Co. in 
Pittsfield, Mass. O'Gara served as 
head of an N. Y. A. writing project 
before becoming associated with Gen- 
eral Electric. He has been a coi'res- 
pondent in western Massachusetts for 
the Springfield Republican and the 
Pittsfield Eagle. 

Fred Thompson who is agent in 
Vermont and New Hampshire for the 
Russell Miller Milling Company may 
be addressed at 162 Elm St., Mont- 

Edward F. Witmer is employed by 
the Accounting Department of the 
American Tobacco Co., New York 

Helen Reynolds and Jack Conrad 
were married on June 27 at the 
Trucksville M. E. Church. Ernest 
Mueller '39 was best man. Jack is in 
business with, his father who is a flor- 
ist. Present address: 276 Dennison 
St., Forty-Fort, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Howard Clark have 
moved to 1011 N. Main St., High- 
point, N. C, where Howard is resi- 
dent engineer for the Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Co. Mrs. Clark is the form- 
er Ellen Evans '33. 

Maxwell H. Kolodny is preparing 
for his Ph.D. at Columbia Uni- 
versity, College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Department of Bacteriol- 

Mildred Montgomery became the 
bride of W. T. Granger on October 
27th. Bill who had been working for 
the DuPont Company in Wilmington 
has been transferred to the Carro- 
ville, Wisconsin plant. 

Margaret Geiger is teaching in the 
Canton, (Pa.) High School. 

The marriage of Miss Eleanor F. 
Koshland of Lewistown and Russell 
K. Appleby '37 of Harrisburg occur- 
red on Saturday evening, October 16 
in the First Methodist Church at Lew- 
istown. Harold Brough '34, Lewis- 
burg, was one of the ushers. Mr. 
Appleby is associated with the firm 
of Appleby Brothers and Whittaker 
Co. at Harrisburg. Address: 812 N. 
17th St., Harrisburg. 


Hugh Morrow has joined the edi- 
torial staff of the Philadelphia In- 
quirer as rewrite man. Bob Streeter 
'38 has been named Sports Editor of 
the Bucknell News Service to suc- 
ceed Morrow while no announcement 
has been made of new ownership of 
the Lewisburg News Bureau which 
was also handled by the former Sports 

— Broadcasting and Broadcast Adv. 
Reg Merridew, radio announcer for 
Station WKOK, Sunbury, is shown 
above handling the Mike for the local 
Bell system's open house program 
which sponsored a radio tour of the 
telephone company's plant. 

The engagement of Joan Hill and 
Richard Seidel '32 was recently an- 

Dora Elleni is now working for the 
Central Statistical Board in Wash- 
ington, D. C, and taking two courses 
in the graduate school of American 
University. She is working under the 
direction of the National Institute of 
Public Affairs, having been awarded 
a service fellowship by that organi- 


John C. O'Donnell, Jr. — Claim Ad- 
juster, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, 
N. Y. 

M. Charlotte Rathbun — Assistant 
in Testing Laboratory, Abraham & 
Straus, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Frank G. Ingalls, Jr. — Assistant 
Manager, Newberry Dep't. Store, Og- 
densburg, N. Y. 

Allen Z. Bogert —Clerk in Traffic 
Dep't. Certain-teed Products Corp., 
New York, N. Y. 

Joseph F. Rickards — Salesman, 
American Tobacco Co., Newark, N. J. 

Salvatore J. Fazio — Coaching 
Football, W. Harding High & Lenox 
A.A. (semi-pro) team, Bridgeport, 

Margaret C. Schatz — ■ Student 
Technician, Geisinger Hospital Dan- 

Ruth M. Ortt — Student Tech- 
nician, Abington Memorial Hospital, 
Abington, Pa. 

Willard H. Leavitt — Accounting 
Dep't., General Electric Co., Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Mary L. Kalb — Student Nurse, At- 
lantic City Hospital, Atlantic City, N. 

Andrews F. Daniel — Secretary, 
Tryon Toy-Makers & Wood-Carvers, 
Tryon, N. C. 

Clifford L. J. Siegmeister — Pru- 
dential Insurance Co., Newark, N. J. 

John B. VanWhy — Aetna Insur- 
ance Co., Hartford, Conn. 

Margaret M. Butchko — Student 
Technician, Geisinger Memorial Hos- 
pital, Danville, Pa. 

Leslie D. Hammer — Assistant in 
Foreign Credit Division, Bethlehem 
Steel Corp., New York City. 

(Continued, inside back cover) 



The Student-Faculty Congress 

(Continued from page 8) 

determine each year the proper allocation of budget 
funds to each of the approved organizations. Yearly, 
therefore, every student-activity group must con- 
vince the Congress that it meets a genuine campus 
need, and that its request for financial support is 
well justified. By this plan moribund groups are 
starved out of existence. No unpaid bills can remain 
to take up appropriations for subsequent years. Stu- 
dent managers are protected from the wiles of high- 
pressure salesmen. The budget officer is able to 
make printers and orchestras give a single, fair price 
when students desire their services. This control, 
though apparently somewhat dictatorial, has met 
with student approval. 

The policy-forming activities of the Congress have 
been a disappointment until this year. Without any 
clear definition of purpose or of authority, the group 
concerned itself with many trivialities for three 
years. Much time was devoted to debates over the 
type of watch charm which should be purchased to 
adorn the vests of representatives. About seventy per 
cent of the funds the Congress allocated to itself 
went for these ornaments. This year, however, the 
members were persuaded to rule out such tangible 
recognition of their services to the college communi- 
ty. Furthermore, time was spent in discussing leg- 
islation to make possible the passing of legislation, 
in the words of a college newspaper editor. Attend- 
ance at the meetings dropped markedly, and it ap- 
peared that the entire project would fail. 

The reasons for the initial failure were three. 
First, the group should have been given an authori- 
tative definition of its powers. Quite tardily, such a 
statement has been approved this year. Second, the 
members had to discover for themselves what poli- 
cies ought to be encouraged and how to proceed. 
Faculty leaders might have saved time by proposing 
certain functions for discussion, modification, and 
approval. Experience has indicated that students 
appreciate assured leadership given in a democratic 
spirit . Third, the Congress began each year with a 
wholly new set of members. Now there is provision 
for continuing a fourth of the membership for two 
years. Each new Congress hitherto had to begin 
afresh except for references to the minutes of pre- 
ceding meetings or the recollections of faculty mem- 
bers. Since the plan largely succeeds or fails depend- 
ing upon the type of student membership, it is pre- 
ferable to continue interested members for at least 
two years. 

More than three years were required to show what 
powers the Congress actually wanted. Then a fac- 

ulty member exercised leadership, and, with a com- 
mittee of students, drew up a list of desired powers. 
These were readily granted by the college adminis- 
tration. Specifically, the Congress now has the fol- 
lowing authorizations : to prepare the allocation of 
budget funds, amounting to about twelve thousand 
dollars, with the cooperation of a faculty adviser; 
to promote a better campus spirit ; to develop a 
wholesome social program for the whole college ; 
to develop a yearly artist-course program ; to super- 
vise student elections ; to assist in bringing out a 
weekly calendar of college activities ; and to sponsor 
a spring festival. The whole program of student ac- 
tivities would now be functioning much better if the 
Congress had at the beginning been given these 
powers. A clearly formulated agenda is indispens- 
able for student government groups which change 
memberships in a short time. Experience has also 
demonstrated the wisdom of having representatives 
elected in the spring rather than at the beginning of 
a college year. This procedure, now followed, gives 
more continuity to the governing body. 

The defects of the Bucknell plan are four. In the 
first place, student representation is unequally dis- 
tributed among the various interest groups. Second, 
at the outset the plan involved an entirely new stu- 
dent membership each year. Third, the purposes to 
be served by the Congress from the beginning were 
perhaps understood by its founders, but they were 
too vaguely expressed to guide the members. Fourth, 
the efficiency of the organizations is dependent upon 
the abilities of student representatives. An apathetic 
president, or a few members with a touch of reform- 
atory paranoia, vitiate the efficiency of the group 
during their year of office. Student elections leave 
much to chance, campus politics, and the meretri- 
cious appeal of embryonic politicians. 

The advantages of the plan are four. First, a stu- 
dent-faculty governing body provides for the co- 
ordination of all student activities, otherwise a cha- 
otic maze of conflicting interests. Second, the ad- 
ministration and faculty members may effect pur- 
poseful changes in the campus life by working 
through such an organization. Third, a coherent and 
continuous plan for the business management of 
student activities is made possible by this setup. 
Fourth, student activities are brought into harmony 
with the whole educational purpose of the college. 
In some measure, the classroom teachings may be 
actualized in the informal campus life of the student 
body. At present the Bucknell plan of a Student- 
Faculty Congress is a hopeful attempt to strive for 
achievement of these purposes. 


(Continued from page 6) 

of helpful service that was so characteristic of the li- 
brary in his day. No structure can ever be better 
than its foundations ; and no matter how large or 
how notable the Bucknell Library may become, it 
will be what it is because of the excellent founda- 
tions that this outstanding librarian put under it. 

Some one has said that a man's opinion is no bet- 
ter than his information, a truth that should be self 
evident. Similarly, it might as truthfully be said 
that a librarian's ability is no better than his knowl- 
edge of men. As one's opinions are founded upon 
his information, so is a librarian's helpfulness based 
upon his acquaintance with his fellows. He must 
know their characters, their mental abilities, their 
prejudices, their various traits, if he is to render 
maximum assistance to the searcher after truth. He 
must know how to help the inquirer find the truth. 
So he is, per force, a student of mankind. 

William Emmet Martin was primarily a student 
of men and books. He gained his love for books in 
school and college, and his love for them became the 
ruling passion of his life. Just when he began to 
study men it is difficult to say ; but immediately after 
his graduation from Bucknell in 1871, he was ap- 
pointed an assistant in the preparatory department, 
and in 1873 was made principal of the Bucknell Aca- 
demy. When the two were merged, in 1878, he con- 
tinued as principal of the Academy, continuing in 
that post until 1894, when he was appointed pro- 
fessor of logic and anthropology in the College. In 
1902 he was professor of sociology. Certainly, in 
these long years of dealing with youth he could not 
have done otherwise than study men. 

Dr. Martin understood well that you can lead a 
horse to water but you cannot make him drink. He 
knew also that you can lead men to learning with- 
out being able to compel them to partake of it. So 
his method was that of education through person- 
ality. He sought to embody in himself the ideals of 
culture and knowledge in which he strove to interest 
others. That he was effective is amply proved by 
the host of young men and women who first 
glimpsed the meaning of the word "culture" through 
his eyes and found it eternally attractive. 

Personals — (Continued from page 15) 


Jefferson Medical College — Al- 
phonse S. Warakomski. 

Columbia — Hazel M. Jackson, 
Dep't of Psychology; Joyce MacLeod, 
Teachers' College; Agnes R. Wolfe, 
Library Service. 

Colgate-Rochester Theological 
School — Thomas B. Richards. 

N. Y. U. — Walter L. Dillinger, 
Banking and Finance. 

Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School 
— Gertrude Breinlinger. 

Harvard Business School — William 
L. Roberts. 

Simmons College — Carolyn I. 

Newark Museum — Ruth M. Van- 
Leuven, Apprentice Course. 

Rider College — Elizabeth M. Shini- 
er, Commercial teaching. 

When Dr. Martin died in 1922, at the age of 74, 
the Bucknell Alumni Monthly said of him ; "Dr. 
Martin is dead. How misleading the statement. All 
those who knew him realize its falsity. For if ever 
a man lived in the spirit which perished not, it was 
he. Though his earthly frame be vanished, that 
spirit shall dwell among us to the end." Now, fif- 
teen years later, that spirit is still with us. His work 
will continue also. Like John Martin's bridge, the 
structure he erected stands and will stand. It is 
both the realization of an ideal, and a monument to 
the man who made it. 


(Continued from page 9) 

125 pounds; Walter Ballard, Mt. Lebanon, 145 
pounds ; Richard Reider, Schuylkill Haven, or James 
White, Seminole, 155 pounds; and Marty Quick, 
Philadelphia, 165 or 175 pounds. 

Heading the list of sophomore candidates is Frank 
Funair, 175-pound entrant, who won a string of ex- 
hibitions last season boxing against the regular 
heavyweights of teams opposing the Bison ringmen. 

In intramural sports competition so far this year, 
Sigma Chi fraternity has captured the cross-country 
cup, with Lambda Chi Alpha finishing second, and 
Phi Gamma Delta triumphed in soccer, defeating 
Sigma Chi, two games to one, in the finals. 


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®lj? GUjrtstmas spirit 

The answer to an Alumni Secretary's prayer is the complete 
and unimpeachable record of every alumnus and alumna. To 
know every Bucknellian is our personal concern, and hence yours. 

As this issue reaches you in the season of "Shop Early," we 
are sure you will want to take advantage of this gift offer, priced 
especially low, that will bring Old St. Nick clattering to the Alum- 
ni Office. The card below, properly executed, will turn the trick. 

Even though you know we have your personal data, please 
fill out the card so that we will know that our information is cur- 
rently accurate. 

The card attached is merely suggestive; if you do not want 
to use it, or if there are other Bucknellians in your family, just 
inscribe the words that will make us happy on another penny post 
card or letter. 

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Mailing Address 

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Please be very specific as to 

official rank and title. 

Name of Employer 

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Heartiest. Christmas Greet- 
ings, and our sincere 
wishes that 1938 will be 
your lucky number. 



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The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly daring the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Dear Bucknellians: 

We are issuing this pictorial booklet as the 
February, 1938, number of the Alumni Monthly as a 
part of the program which we announced recently of 
establishing an "ever-normal enrollment" of 1200 
students at Bucknell. 

I hope you will enjoy these pictures of 
present-day life at your Alma Mater. And I trust you 
will think of choice young men and women to whom 
you would like us to send this booklet and other 
material pertaining to application for admission to 

If so, please use the attached postal with 
which to send such names and addresses to Registrar 

With best wishes, 

Yours for Bucknell 

Acting President. 



The Drummer Boys of Bucknell Beat the Long Roll 

Bucknell University, a coeducational college nearly 
a century old, is situated on the Susquehanna River 
in the beautiful town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 
sixty miles north of Harrisburg, the state capital. 

The pictures on the following pages reveal some- 
thingofthe spirit, purpose and tradition of this fine old 
college. You too may want to "Fall In" for Bucknell. 

You glimpse the campus of Bucknell from the veranda of the Presi- 
dent's home. Each year some 1,100,000 young American men and 
women are in a college career. Bucknell can accommodate only 1,200 of them. 
Registration at Bucknell is restricted to about 800 men and 400 women. 

The aims of Bucknell 
are high — archery is 
a symbol as well as 
an athletic exercise. 

The sunlit shores of 
the Susquehanna are 
seen from many of 
Buckneirs dormitory 

Bucknell at Lewisburg, Pa. — Some 300 acres set apart for the in- 
spiration and development of ambitious young men and women — is built 
upon a hill. Its paths are ways to finer living. To it come students from sixteen 
states and several foreign countries. Twenty-seven religious denominations are 



There is joy in life at Bucknell — an informal sing 
before a formal party. 

Work in horticulture at Bucknell has national standing. Important 
new strains of flowering plants have been developed in the Greenhouse 
here shown and the experimental gardens of Bucknell University. 

Libraries have been called the heart of a college. Here is the heart 
of Bucknell. 

Men students at Bucknell are housed 
in several dormitories — Daniel C. 
Roberts Hall, East Wing and West 
Wing of Old Main, East College and 
West College. Below is a portion of 
East Wing and Roberts Hall. Right, 
entrance to a Living Hall. Above, the 
Men's Lounge in Old Main. 

All Freshmen at Bucknell are required to live in Dormitories on the Campus. 

Old Main, once the largest building on any campus in America, 
houses administration offices, men's social-union and men's living quar- 
ters. It recently has been restored at a cost of $350,000. 

Ceremony at the laying of the cornerstone of BucknelPs new 
$400,000 gymnasium for men at which time Judge Kenesaw Landis, 
speaking over the radio from Chicago, lauded Christy Mathewson, one of Buck- 
nell's celebrated alumni and America's greatest baseball player. 

BucknelPs famous drum major, Miss Bernice Henry, '39 


Women's dormitories are situated on the lower campus grouped to- 
gether at the bottom of "The Hill". Here is shown Hunt Hall. Other dor- 
mitories are Larison and Harris Halls, Women's Senior Honor House, and Buck- 
nell Cottage. 

Coeds may live in single or double rooms, according to their pref- 
erence. Each of the women's dormitories has a chaperon or hostess who 
looks after the interests of the girls in her building. 

Studying the scientific operation of the Mendelian laws as they are 
manifested in the breeding of Indian corn. 

Members of the class in General Botany studying the inflorescence 
of a vine in the Greenhouse, 

Students at Bucknell are encouraged to reach for the stars, and they 
also may observe and study them through a 10-inch telescope. 

Chemistry laboratories at Bucknell are unusually well Equipped. 

Photographing micro-organisms in the physiology laboratory. 




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The Baptist Church at Lewisburg is the church-home of Bucknell 
University. Its lofty spire was shingled by an early Bucknell President 
when ordinary mechanics feared to undertake the task. Insert above, Students 
arrange Sunday evening services for themselves at Hunt Hall. 

Bucknell's alumni achieve — Wm. R. White, Bucknell 1926, Superin- 
tendent of the New York State Banking Department, is pictured speaking 
to Bucknell Students at a weekly convocation. 

Women students take meals at the College Dining Hall where also 

many social functions, including the junior prom, are held. 

ComDound microscoDes are exDensive but Bucknell is amDlv suDDlied. 


The rolling hills of the campus furnish excellent field facilities for 

students in civil engineering. 

Nature, the architect and the camera have worked to produce an 
unusual view of an unusual structure — the Vaughan Literature Building 
at Bucknell. 

The Vaughan Literature Building in addition to class rooms, houses 
seminar and conference rooms and a browsing library. Above, a confer- 
ence room where students may study. Below, a student in the library so deep 
in study she was not conscious of the camera. 


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The Fine Arts receive particular attention at Bucknell. Drawing, 
painting and other creative arts are open to all students. 

-- and Organ 

This young lady will be Juliet when she has completed her make-up 
and takes her place in the college managed production of "Romeo and 
Juliet" by Cap and Dagger, the central dramatic group at Bucknell. 

Music classes include the violin. 

Bucknell Hall, scene of hundreds of lectures, debates and dramatic 
productions in years past, still serves Bucknell students. Today it is used 
principally for classes and rehearsals. 

Bucknell has many types of projection equipment ranging from the 
table machines used by this extension class to a 35 mm. full-sized sound 
and motion picture installation. 

Great groves of oak adorn the campus and give it an indescribable beauty. 

Harris Hall, one of the residences for young women students. 

All students are encouraged to take part in intramural sports, 
are two girls doing their bit at hockey. 


Sharply contested football, showing daring play and splendid inter- 

If this isn't a basket it ought to be. 

Bucknell rates high in all Sports Activities. 

These students in the Commerce and Finance course are preparing 
for business careers. 

Time out for intermission at a fraternity dance. 

Fraternities play an important part in life at Bucknell where thirteen 
fraternities and six sororities are represented. Four of the fraternity houses 
are shown above. 

Bucknell's band is, famous. It participates in all big 
college occasions. Above, one of the boys in uniform — Below, 
informal class hops have a joy all their own. 

Arnaud C. Marts, acting president of 
Bucknell, at his desk in the Executive Offices 
of the College. 

And so they go out into the world for all the triumphs and joys it 
has in store for them with a treasure house of memories that neither time 
nor tide can take away from them. 

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY exists for young men and women 
with those qualities of mind and personality and character 
and ambition and self-reliance that lead them to want to 
grow, and to achieve, and to serve mankind. 

To them Bucknell offers a broad Liberal Arts course, and 
also curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
special fields; Biology, Commerce and Finance, Education, 
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 
and Mechanical Engineering. In all its academic work, Bucknell 
strives to achieve the dual aims of specialized training and 
rich cultural education, in order that the students' professional 
and vocational careers may be based upon deep and broad 

Bucknell has a faculty of ninety-two competent teachers pre- 
pared to give training in a wide variety of fields. Many are 
eminent scholars; all are men and women of high intelligence 
and character who maintain a personal, human interest in the 
students they teach. 

Bucknell's standing is high. It is approved by the Associa- 
tion of American Universities and other accrediting agencies. 
Each year many Bucknell men and women make fine records 
in the nation's most exacting graduate schools. 

Outside the classroom are diversified activities which serve 
to develop personality. In addition to extracurricular opportuni- 
ties in athletics, dramatics, journalism, debating, and other in- 
terests, Bucknell offers a broad social and recreational program 
directed by skilled counsellors. 

Expenses at Bucknell are moderate. Dormitory rooms are 
available at prices scaled to suit all budgets, while tuition 
charges are also reasonable. 

In a stimulating and unusual environment, where river, 
mountain, meadow and forest meet, Bucknell challenges you to 
"fall in" for the long march toward personal fulfillment. 

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Mrs. Vaughan and the Memorial Plaque 
in the Vaughan Literature Building 

The Vaughan Literature Building 
Dedicated During Literary Week End 

IN a beautifully impressive cere- 
mony held on Saturday after- 
noon of Literary Week End in 
the auditorium of the new liter- 
ature building, that structure was 
formally named in honor of Dr. 
Charles P. Vaughan, late chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees, and 
solemnly dedicated to its purpose 
of aiding in the education of 
American youth. Mrs. Vaughan 
and two of her daughters, Mrs. 
Harry H. Hellerman, Jr., and 
Mrs. William D. Watson, Jr. were 
present, together with many other 
distinguished alumni and friends 
of Bucknell. 

Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, now act- 
ing president of Bucknell, served 
as chairman of the meeting and 
also delivered the dedicatory ad- 

Mr. Marts' Speech 

"If I were to attempt to char- 
acterize Dr. Vaughan in a very few 
words", he began, "I would say: 
He was a generous man, a modest 
man, and a man of great power. 
Of his great generosity I shall not 
speak in detail, for his very mod- 
esty forbade that. Of his modesty, 
I may speak. 

"When he was first invited to 
become a member of the Board of 
Trustees of Bucknell, he hesitated 
because he did not think himself 
qualified for the task. 

"We who had the privilege of 
serving with him, know now that 
it was this very modesty which 
qualified him to become one of the 
three or four greatest trustees of 
Bucknell's long line of splendid 

'Thy modesty', said Field- 
ing, 'is a candle to thy merit'. 

"And Kipling put a similar 
thought in these words: 'Humble 
because of knowledge, mighty by 

"We who sit on boards are 
often quite loquacious. Some of 
us on the Bucknell Board probably 
speak too frequently and at over- 
length. Dr. Vaughan spoke very 
seldom in the Board meetings, and 
when he did speak it was in a low 
voice and very briefly. But every 
word, quiet though it was, was 
heard, and heeded. 

'Men of few words are the 
best ones', said Shakespeare in King 
Henry V, and again in King Rich- 

ard, he said: 'Truth hath a quiet 

"So, I do not say 'Dr. Vaughan 
was a generous man, a modest 
man, but a man of great power'. 
I say rather, 'Dr. Vaughan was a 
generous man, a modest man, and 
a man of great power'. 

"It is appropriate, therefore, 
that our living monument to him, 
our beloved leader and colleague, 
should be the literature building: 
that his name should be linked 
immortally at the college he loved 
and served so nobly, with an as- 
pect of education and of life which 
preserves inherently the very quali- 
ties which were the essence of his 

"Literature — the quiet flow 
of man's best thoughts and in- 
sights from generation to genera- 
tion; Literature ■ — the deep reser- 
voir of mankind's wisdom accu- 
mulated and treasured from the 
beginning of man's cultural life; 
Literature — ■ the cool, silent spring 
of living waters, by which all men 
live who truly live. 

'They had no poet', said Pope 
of an earlier people, 'They had no 
poet, and they died'. 
The Vaughan Literature Building 
"It is supremely appropriate 
that Dr. Vaughan's name should 
forevermore. be associated here 
with literature, the quiet art. 

"It is equally appropriate that 
literature should, forevermore, be 
associated on our campus with Dr. 
Vaughan's name. Kindred in 
depth, in modesty, and in power. 
"And now it becomes my plea- 
sure and my duty, in behalf of the 
Board of Trustees of Bucknell 
University at Lewisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, to declare that hereafter this 
beautiful building shall be known 
by us all as THE VAUGHAN 

"To Mrs. Vaughan, and to the 
daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Vau- 
ghan, Mrs. Hellerman and Mrs. 
Watson, all three of whom we are 
proud to have present today, and 
to Mrs. Ira Vaughan who is pre- 
vented by illness from attending, 
I extend the affection and gratitude 
and deep appreciation of Bucknell, 
and of all who love this college, for 
the share each of these ladies has 
had in the notable service which 
Dr. Vaughan rendered Bucknell. 

"In the corridor just at the en- 
trance to this Auditorium has been 
placed a bronze tablet which me- 
morializes Dr. Vaughan and com- 
memorates the naming of this 

"This tablet reads as follows: 
'One hundred years from now, 
the main campus of Bucknell will 
be out here at what is now the far 
edge of the campus. This build- 
ing, built for the centuries, the 
first of the many "buildings to 
be" will be here ■ — insofar as hu- 
man foresight can see — and this 
tablet of imperishable bronze will 
still be in its place preserving the 
likeness of this our beloved friend 
and this brief intimation of his 
life and of our service'. 

"Let us also preserve this mem- 
ory in that which is more im- 
perishable than bronze ■ — in the 
living tradition of a great college. 
Let us pass down from generation 
to generation some vital sense of 
the warm admiration and grati- 
tude which we feel for this gentle- 
man who means so much to Buck- 
nell of today and of tomorrow. 
Let us thus keep alive — as bronze 
alone cannot do — the memory 
of Dr. Charles Parker Vaughan, 
a generous man, a modest man, 
and a man of great power". 

During the ceremony, a picture 
of the bronze memorial, highly 
magnified, was thrown upon a 
screen at the front of the auditori- 
um, and President Marts requested 
the audience to participate in the 
dedication by reading in unison 
the words on this memorial tablet. 

President Emeritus Emory W. 
Hunt, during whose administra- 
tion Dr. Vaughan became a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, told 
of the latter's great generosity to 
the college. In the interim be- 
tween the resignation of Dr. Hunt 
and the election of his successor, 
Dr. Homer P. Rainey, Dr. Vau- 
ghan served as acting president. 
Thus he was known to both men 
intimately. Dr. Rainey, in whose 
administration the Vaughan Lit- 
erature Building was erected, spoke 
of Dr. Vaughan's idealism and 
far-seeing vision. The Bucknell 
Girls' Chorus, led by Miss Grace 
Jenkins, sang two selections: 
"Wings", and "Invocation to 


Bucknell's Literary Week End 
Starts a New Custom 

WITH the initiation of a 
Literary Week End. Buck- 
nell has evidently "started 
something." Dr. William A. 
Shimer, executive secretary of Phi 
Beta Kappa, who was here as one 
of the week end speakers, said as 
much. Commenting upon the af- 
fair, in one of his talks, he re- 
marked: 'We have had all sorts 
of week ends — Homecomings, 
Spring Festivals, reunions, and so 
on, and now comes the Literary 
Week End. It appears as though 
Bucknell has really hit upon some- 
thing new. It is delightful to at- 
tend such an affair. Such a gath- 
ering is so unusual. Let us hope 
there will be more of them." 

Dr. Shimer's wish is unquestion- 
ably echoed by hundreds of visi- 
tors and students, for the week- 
end program brought to the cam- 
pus several choice personalities, 
whom it was truly a delight to 
meet, and to whom well pleased 
audiences listened with keen in- 

If variety is the spice it is said 
to be, then Bucknell's Literary 
Week End was indeed a spicy af- 
fair. It began on Thursday morn- 
ing, when, at the usual chapel 
hour. Dr. Huston Peterson of 
Columbia University and Rutgers 
College, talked to the assembled 
student body. Dr. Peterson is 
also director of the People's In- 
stitute of New York City. Antici- 
pating a large audience, the col- 
lege had secured the use of the 
Methodist church auditorium, and 
it was filled to capacity. Dr. 
Peterson's talk on "Good Books 
and Tired Brains." which was well 
spiced with wit and humor, fairly 
delighting the audience. President 
Marts presided, introducing the 
speaker, and Professor C. Willard 
Smith pronounced the invocation. 
The academic gowns gave just the 
literary touch needed to complete 
the occasion. Professor William 
McRae and the Bucknell chapel 
choir added greatly to the meeting 
with their music. 

Dr. George Lyman Kittredge, 
Gurney Professor of English Lit- 
erature Emeritus of Harvard Uni- 
versity, outstanding Shakespearean 

scholar, talked to a large audience 
on Thursday evening in the Lew- 
isburg High School auditorium, 
discoursing about "The Villains 
of Shakespeare." Professor Wil- 
liam H. Coleman, of the Depart- 
ment of English, presided and in- 
troduced Dr. Kittredge. A Buck- 
nell trio, consisting of Instructor 
Charles F. Stickney, violin, Charles 
Henderson, harpsichord, and Lois 
Brungart, cello, delighted the audi- 
ence with their rendition of ap- 
propriate old English melodies. 

Friday afternoon brought to 
the campus Dr. Frederick A. Pot- 
tle, Professor of English Litera- 
ture at Yale University, who de- 
scribed to an interested audience 
in the auditorium of the Vaughan 
Literature Building the finding of 
a recently-discovered collection of 
Boswell papers in an old Boswell 
castle in Ireland, and acquainted 
his hearers with the contents of 
those papers. Dr. Pottle is known 
as the editor of Boswell's "Journal 
of a Tour to the Hebrides with 
Samuel Johnson, LL.D." and 
other works of Boswell's. Pro- 
fessor Harry W. Robbins. of the 
Department of English, presided 
and introduced the speaker. Miss 
Lois Chapin sang several solos. 
She was accompanied by Miss 
Martha Sears. 

Friday evening brought a most 
delightful meeting in the Lewis- 

burg Baptist church, when Dr. 
Shimer discoursed about "Litera- 
ture and Personality." and Miss 
Elsie Singmaster, famous writer of 
tales of the Pennsylvania Germans, 
read her own story "Thanksgiving 
is not Christmas," in a delight- 
ful manner, which fairly capti- 
vated the audience. Preceding her 
reading, Miss Singmaster spoke 
briefly about the Pennsylvania 
Germans, pointing out the remark- 
able part they had played in the 
development of Pennsylvania and 
other States, and describing de- 
lightfully some of the racial pe- 
culiarities of speech and manner 
that they have retained to this day. 

Professor Robert L. Sutherland 
presided and introduced both 
speakers. Mrs. Ruth Parker played 
a piano solo, and Miss Hazel 
Gravell sang two selections. 

Saturday noon brought a de- 
lightful luncheon of the Friends 
of the Bucknell Library, with Mr. 
Norman A. Henry, '05, president 
of the group, presiding. Professor 
Eliza J. Martin, Bucknell libra- 
rian, reported concerning the li- 
brary — its present equipment, its 
needs, and plans that had been 
made for it. She also told of the 
books that had been contributed 
to the library during the past year 
by members of the group. 

Saturday afternoon saw another 
meeting in the Vaughan Literature 

The Friends of the Library Hold a Luncheon 

MARCH, 1938 

Building, with Mr. Henry also 
presiding, and the speaker being 
Mrs. Mary Agnes Hamilton, of 
England, who spoke delightfully 
on "Today's Novelists." 

The dedication of the Yaughan 
Literature Building, the crowning 
event of the week-end, has been 
described elsewhere. It occurred at 
three o'clock on Saturday after- 
noon, following Mrs. Hamilton's 
talk, and brought together a not- 
able group. Immediately after the 
ceremony, tea was served in the 
lounge of the building, in honor of 
Mrs. Vaughan and her daughters. 
Mrs. Hellerman and Mrs. Watson. 
Members of the Department of 
English faculty acted as hosts. 
Many of the visitors attended the 
tea. and were well pleased with 
the arrangement of this portion of 
the building, as professors' offices, 
seminar rooms, the library, and 
other portions of the building 
were thrown open for inspection. 

Saturday evening saw a showing 
of motion pictures in the Litera- 
ture auditorium, which has recent- 
ly been equipped with picture pro- 
jection machines. Leslie Howard 
and Norma Shearer were shown in 
two presentations of the screen 
version of "Romeo and Juliet." 

Student church, with a service 
in the Lutheran church auditori- 
um, on Sunday evening, ended the 
formal program for the week end. 
The speaker was Dr. D. Montfort 
Melchior. who has taught for 
many years in the Bucknell sum- 
mer session, and who gave one of 
his characteristically delightful 
talks on the Bible. Thus ended 
Bucknell's first Literary Week 

While all this was in progress, 
however, interested visitors and 
students had been examining the 
fascinating literary exhibits as- 
sembled in The Yaughan Litera- 
ture Building, in Roberts Hall in 
Old Main, and in the Carnegie 
Library. The Roberts Hall ex- 
hibit consisted of 150 photographs 
lent by the Neiv York. Times, that 
illustrated the history of the print- 
ed word. There were also assem- 
bled here the 1346 books given to 
the library during the past year 
by the Friends of the Library. In 
the Vaughan Literature Building 
were shown some of the newer 
books that have just come off the 

The crowning exhibit, however, 

for Bucknellians. was that in the 

Carnegie Library, where Professor 

Eliza Martin had gathered together 

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VOL. XXII, No. 4 

MARCH, 1938 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 

Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 
office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

This issue edited by LEWIS E. THEISS 


DR. CARL MlLLWARD, '06, President 526 N. Front St., Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18 Vice-President 

250 Washington Terrace, Audubon. N. J. 
MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 


MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER, '06, 333 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, O. 
SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


CARRIE FORESMAN, '16. President 14 S. 6th St.. Lewisburg 

MRS. SARA REED GERHART, '28, Secretary 36 S. 3rd St.. Lewisburg 


Dear Bucknellians: 

The 1938 Commencement will be held on Saturday. Sun- 
day, and Monday. June 11, 12, and 13th. I hope a great many 
of you will find it possible to return to "the college on the hill" 
for these stimulating exercises. 

This year's Commencement season will be especially inter- 
esting because the formal session on Monday morning, at which 
the addresses will be delivered and the degrees awarded, will be 
held in the new Men's Gymnasium, now in process of construc- 
tion. Following the graduation exercises, the Gymnasium will 
be dedicated to its life-time service to Bucknell youth, and it will 
be given its name. Come and take part in this gala occasion. 

The work on this building is progressing steadily. A few 
weeks ago when we came to a crucial decision as to certain very 
vital questions of design, equipment, and finish, the largest con- 
tributor to the building fund sent us word that each of the 
questions should be decided in favor of the best way to build a 
gymnasium regardless of cost. With his message he sent enough 
additional funds to pay the increased costs which follow such 
decisions. "I want the Bucknell Gymnasium to be the best any- 
where," he said, and that is what it is to be. 

Meanwhile we are making plans to renovate Tustin Gymna- 
sium for the use of our women students, and next fall the physical 
education facilities for our women will be as much improved over 
their present facilities as will be the men's improved over their 
present facilities. 

Following the completion of this work, we hope to take up 
the erection of the final wing of the Engineering Building, the 
present wing of which was erected in 1922. The Engineering 
Faculty and the architect are hard at work on the designs for this 
construction and generous initial gifts have already been received. 

In spite of physical changes which come to Bucknell as they 
must come to all growing organisms, the spirit of your Alma 
Mater remains unchanged, — the spirit of high endeavor of am- 
bitious youth, of unselfish devotion to God and humanity. Let 
us keep that Bucknell banner afloat wherever a Bucknellian may be. 

With kindest regards. 

Acting President 


Mrs. Theiss Finds Interesting Items 
Concerning Bucknell Writers 

WHEN Shakespeare said, 
"There are more things in 
Heaven and earth, Horatio, 
than are dreamt of in your phil- 
osophy," he was right. We do 
not have to go far to find some 
of those interesting things. In fact, 
Dr. Mary Bartol Theiss turned 
up a lot of them in her investiga- 
tion into the identity of Bucknell's 
writers, of whom she discovered 
more than 300, with more than 
1,200 volumes to their credit. 

It is interesting to note that 
from the very beginning, Bucknell 
has had writers of some standing. 
Her very first professor of litera- 
ture, Lucius E. Smith, was repre- 
sented in Godey's Lady's Book 
with the poem "To a Transplant- 
ed Tree." That poem is printed 
elsewhere in this issue. Godey's 
Lady's Book was as preeminent a 
periodical in its day as the Satur- 
day Evening Post or The Atlantic 
Monthly or The Ladies Home 
Journal is today. 

Everett T. Tomlinson, whom 
Bucknell honored in 1906 with an 
LL.D.. was the author of more 
than 100 books for boys. These 
were stories of the finest type. 
They were practically all of a his- 
torical nature, and dealt with the 
Wars of the Revolution, of 1812, 
the Civil War, and the struggles 
with the Indians. Most of them 
were set in his own native South 
Jersey country. It is amazing to 
find that every one of these books 
went into several editions, and by 
1929 more than 2,000,000 copies 
of these stories had been issued. In 
1911 Dr. Tomlinson became exe- 
cutive director of the Baptist Board 
of Ministers' and Missionaries' 
Benefits. It had no funds. When 
he resigned in 1926, the organiza- 
tion had an endowment of $1,- 
800,000. Evidently Dr. Tomlin- 
son was as unusual as an executive 
as he was as an author. 

Dr. George W. Anderson, 
Bucknell's second professor, was 
the father of Miss Ellen Anderson, 
who became the wife of General 
Tasker Howard Bliss, ex-'73, 
chief of staff of the U. S. Army 
during the World War. Their 
daughter Eleanor, a Bryn Mawr 
Ph.D. in geology, married Dr. 

Adolph Knopf, professor of geol- 
ogy at Yale University. 

James Buchanan, Pennsylva- 
nia's only President, was a mem- 
ber of the Board of Curators of 
Bucknell in 1851, and attended 
the first commencement exercises 
on the top floor of the present 
Taylor Hall. The minutes of the 
Board of Curators show that he 
made the motion, at the curators' 
meeting, which authorized the con- 
ferring of bachelor's degrees upon 
our first graduating class — seven 
young men. 

Dr. Thomas Fenner Curtis, pro- 
fessor of theology, 1860-'63, was 
expelled from the Lewisburg Bap- 
tist Church because he wrote a 
book on "The human element in 
the inspiration of the Scriptures." 
(The italics are ours) . 

Frank Earl Herring, '97, author 
of "At the Edge of Day," a vol- 
ume of verses, and other writings, 
was named by the Montana legis- 
lature and credited in the U. S. 
Congress as the first nation-wide 
sponsor of "Mother's Day." 

John Price Crozer, for 19 years 
a trustee of Bucknell, was born in 
Delaware County, Pa., in the 
house in which Benjamin West, 
America's first great painter, was 

Dr. Ernest M. Gress. '07, who 
has long been Pennsylvania State 
botanist, has written many mono- 
graphs on grasses and other plants 
that are of very great value. 

Dr. George G Groff, for many 
years professor of science at Buck- 
nell and author of many mono- 
graphs and books, was called by 
President David Jayne Hill "the 
father of coeducation at Bucknell." 
Dr. Groff fought long and vali- 
antly to have women admitted to 
the college classes before that end 
was accomplished. Dr. Groff was 
given leave of absence during the 
Spanish-American War, when he 
served as a surgeon, with the rank 
of major, in the U. S. army. Sent 
to Puerto Rico, he cleaned up that 
island, instituting a modern sys- 
tem of sanitation, and became the 
actual father of the first modern 
system of education in that coun- 
try, although the position of first 

Commissioner of Education later 
went to another man. 

In an article titled "Authors 
Every Boy Should Know," Good 
Housekeeping prints a list of 58 
writers for boys. This list covers 
the leading English and American 
writers for boys, of all time. One 
of the authors listed is Dr. Lewis 
E. Theiss. '02, professor of jour- 
nalism, who is the author of near- 
ly thirty books for boys, and hun- 
dreds of magazine articles. 

Dr. Amos S. Hershey, ex-'91, 
famous as a teacher and writer of 
history, was one of President 
Woodrow Wilson's advisers at the 
making of the Treaty of Versailles. 
Another of his advisers was Gen- 
eral Tasker Howard Bliss, ex-'73. 

President Justin Rolph Loomis, 
notable as an early world traveler, 
was the author of the first text- 
books used at Bucknell that were 
written by a Bucknell man. His 
two volumes on anatomy, physi- 
ology and hygiene, and on geol- 
ogy were the books. They were 
standard texts at the time and 
were widely used. It was Dr. 
Loomis who gave several thou- 
sand dollars for the purpose of 
cutting back the shoulder of the 
hill where the power house now 
stands and using the earth and rock 
to fill in the playing field later 
named for him. It was he, also, 
who bought the ground on which 
stands the president's house, and 
who built the original structure 
there. The University later bought 
the property back, and the house 
has repeatedly been enlarged. The 
property was transferred to the 
University with the restriction that 
no vinous or spirituous liquor 
should ever be sold on the plot. 

Dr. Homer P. Rainey, former 
president of Bucknell, and his di- 
rector of publicity. Arthur L. 
Brandon, '27, who was formerly 
publicity director for Bucknell, are 
the co-authors of "How Fare 
American Youth?" It is the ini- 
tial report to the American Coun- 
cil on Education of the American 
Youth Commission, with which 
both are now connected. 

One of the world's most famous 
hymn writers was Dr. Robert 
Lowry, '54, who was a Bucknell 

MARCH, 1938 

professor from 1869 to 1875. His 
hymns swept the country and his 
fame spread throughout the world. 
Upon the occasion of a visit to 
England, he was received with tre- 
mendous ovations. Song books he 
issued were sold by the hundreds 
of thousands. Some of his compo- 
sitions are: "I Need Thee Every 
Hour," "Shall We Gather at the 
River?" "Where is My Wandering 
Boy Tonight?" "Savior, Thy Dy- 
ing Love," etc. Many of these 
hymns were written in the house 
he then occupied at the foot of the 
campus, in which Dr. William C. 
Bartol has lived for the past half 
century and more. 

Another famous Bucknell writ- 
er was Dr. Howard Malcom, 
Bucknell's first president. Sensing 
the need of a Bible dictionary, he 
wrote one. It was the very first 
such text. It met a crying need, 
and the book sold many thousands 
of copies. Although Dr. Malcom 
received a royalty of only four 
cents a copy, he was able, out of 
the proceeds, to build the lovely old 
home that stood where now the 
Kappa Sigma house stands. This 
home was of course the first pres- 
idential residence. It was later oc- 
cupied by a Bucknell professor, 
and still later by a Bucknell fra- 
ternity. Dr. Malcom was the 
author of 1 3 books. 

Dr. Lemuel Moss, for three 
years a Bucknell professor, became 
the secretary of the Christian Com- 
mission during the Civil War. 
This organization was the fore- 
runner of the American Red Cross, 
and served soldiers in that bloody 
struggle as its successor would now 
do. Dr. Moss wrote a very notable 
report on the work of that com- 
mission. After leaving Bucknell, 
Dr. Moss served as president of 
both the University of Indiana, 
and the old University of Chicago. 

John Gundy Owens, '87, was a 
pioneer in American archeology. 
As a Harvard graduate fellow he 
was a leading member of an early 
expedition to Yucatan, to study 
rhe remains of the old Mayans. He 
was taken ill with tropic fever and 
died in Copan. He was a younger 
hrother of Professor William 
Gundy Owens, '80, who retired 
from the faculty two years ago. 

George Alexander Peltz, '57, 
D.D. '79, once a curator of Buck- 
nell, was one of the organizers of 
the original Chautauqua move- 
ment. He was the first editor of 
The Baptist Teacher, and later be- 

came assistant editor of The Sun- 
day School Times. 

Major William Gray Murdock, 
ex-'05, was in charge of the draft 
for the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania, during the World War. 

Dr. William Robert Williams, 
author of "Conservative Principles 
in our Literature," and other 
books, and lecturer on Baptist 
history, was a charter curator of 
Bucknell and also of Madison, 
now Colgate University. 

In 1934 the Harvard University 
press published as No. 42 of Har- 
vard Economic Studies, Paul Wal- 
lace Gates' "Illinois Central Rail- 
road and Its Colonization Work," 
an interesting study of Middle 
West pioneering, of interest to 
Union County as many hundreds 
of early settlers in Buffalo Valley 
went west to Freeport and Ste- 
phenson County, Illinois. 

Frank Alfred Golder, '98, was 
perhaps the most interesting among 
all our alumni. Born near Odessa, 
in southern Russia, Golder was 
brought by his parents to America 
in 1880, when he was three years 
of age. After his graduation from 
Bucknell he taught for three years 
in Alaska, on a lonely island set- 
tlement and in island schools. Re- 
turning, he took his Ph.D. in 
1907. His attention and interest 
now centered in Alaska and in 
Russia. He became interested in 
the study of Russian expansion on 
the Pacific. In 1914 the Carnegie 
Institution selected him to investi- 
gate sources for the study of Amer- 
ican history in Russian archives. 
This resulted in his Guide to ma- 
terials for the study of American 
history in Russian archives, in 
1917. He was so fortunate as to 
secure in Russia an important col- 
lection of unpublished letters of 
John Paul Jones concerning the 
Russo-Turkish war 1787-92, 
which were published in 1927 by 
Doubleday. He published Bering's 
Voyages, in two volumes, 1922. 

He was a member of Colonel 
House's Inquiry Commission as a 
specialist in Russian affairs. In 

1920 he collected in eastern Europe 
material for the new Hoover War 
Library at Stanford University. In 

1921 he became a member of the 
faculty in history at Stanford, but 
continued in Europe as a member 
of Hoover's Relief Administration. 

During the Russian revolution, 

he rendered invaluable assistance 

to hundreds of Russian scholars, 

who owe him their life. On the 

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Probably unique in the history 
of American colleges was the pe- 
tition presented by the student 
body at Bucknell to Acting Presi- 
dent Marts just prior to the Christ- 
mas vacation, asking him to con- 
sent to become the permanent head 
of the institution. The usual 
Thursday chapel was in session, 
in the Baptist church auditorium, 
when Ambrose Saricks, a senior 
student from Wilkes-Barre, varied 
the customary procedure in chapel 
service, by walking to the front of 
the auditorium and, in a few 
simple and appropriate words, pre- 
senting to the astonished Acting 
President, who was presiding, a 
huge petition that had been signed 
by practically every one of the 
1200 students at Bucknell. 

This petition read as follows: 
"We, the undersigned students of 
Bucknell University, appreciating 
the valuable and disinterested ser- 
vice you have given to our Univer- 
sity since you became temporary 
president in October, 1935, do 
most earnestly, but respectfully, 
express the hope that you will 
now consent to accept the title of 
President of Bucknell University. 
We believe that under your leader- 
ship the progress that our Univer- 
sity has made during the last two 
years will continue indefinitely. 
Therefore, acting as we believe in 
the best interests of our Alma 
Mater, we ask you to accept this 
petition as an expression of our 
confidence in you and as a pledge 
to you of our loyal support in 
years to come." 

The Bucknelhan issued imme- 
diately a number that carried a 
special story reciting the achieve- 
ments of Dr. Marts, and editorially 
repeating the request embodied in 
the petition. 

The Board of Trustees has also 
strongly urged Mr. Marts to ac- 
cept the presidency, but he has 
given no indication as to his de- 
cision. He has, however, consented 
to remain in charge for another 
two-year period. The faculty has 
also decisively indicated its earnest 
wish that he consent. The Alumni 
Monthly takes this occasion to 
add its voice, most emphatically, 
to the chorus demanding that Ar- 
naud C. Marts become president of 
Bucknell University in fact as well 
as in name. 



SO far as we can learn, by careful investigation, the first poem written by a Bucknellian, which gained 
recognition, was one called "To a Transplanted Tree," by Professor Lucius E. Smith, Bucknell's 
first professor of literature, 1865-'68. This poem was published in Godey's Lady's Book, that very 
famous early American periodical. It is reproduced in the pages of this issue of the Alumni Monthly. 

Another early Bucknell writer, famous as America's foremost writer on international law, was Dr. 
David Jayne Hill, '74, one time president of Bucknell, who achieved such an outstanding career in the 
realm of diplomacy. As early as the days when he was a student he produced some very good poems. 

Dr. James Mitchell Stewart, '76, has some volumes of excellent verse to his credit. Professor Her- 
man H. Home, of New York University in his preface to one of these volumes, says of Dr. Stewart: 
"The author is by vocation a physician, by avocation a poetic artist." His volume entitled "Moods 
and Musings,' contains many very touching and well-wrought poems. 

Among writers of a later day, Mrs. Branche Bane Kuder, '04, Mrs. Ruth Hammitt Kauffman, '06, 
and Mrs. Dorothy Markham Brown, '23, all have won recognition for their verses. Elsewhere 
in this issue, we print a verse of Mrs. Kauffman's that appeared in the Circle Magazine, and one of 
Mrs. Brown's that was recently featured in Good Housekeeping. 

The late Miss Alif Stephens, '04, wrote many excellent verses for children, which were set to 
music by her sister, Mrs. Ruth Stephens Porter, '05, and very attractively published for little folks. 

Frank A. Mitchell, ex-'03, who became a successful Chicago manufacturer, produced much excellent 
verse after his college days. Some of his poems were collected and published under the title "War Rhymes 
and Peace Poems."" This volume went through two editions, which is unusual for books of poetry. 
His verses had something of the homely philosophy of James Whitcomb Riley, and a little sparkle all 

their own. . 

There is also a poem from Dr. Wilfrid H. Crook, associate professor of sociology at our Junior 

College in Wilkes-Barre. 

It seems highly appropriate that in this particular issue of the Alumni Monthly some of the work 
of our Bucknell poets should be presented. We are able to publish the poems printed in this issue 
through the kind permission of the magazines and writers owning the copyrights. We thank both the 
periodicals and the authors for these permissions. 

By Lucius E. Smith 

Then stretched thy branches wide and high. 

Far from thy native mountain side 

The hands of man have planted thee, 
Where, rooting deep and branching wide, 

Full many an hour thou'st sheltered me. 
With cautious care and patient toil 

They drew thee from thy native ground ; 
Now nurtured by a kindlier soil. 

New beauty circles thee around. 

How fiercely every fibre clung 

To the dear spot that gave thee birth — 
As if, though tender and though young, 

A parcel of the solid earth! 
Yielding at length, as one by one 

Thy ties by violence were parted, 
How hung thy foliage in the sun, 

Like the forlorn and broken-hearted! 

And when within this garden's bound, 

A happier home, a brighter scene 
For thy wild mountain stem was found, 

Why, 'mid its flowers and alleys green, 
Why didst thou droop, so sadly pale? 

Wast pining for the purer breeze 
That waked the pine-grove's evening wail, 

And danced upon the waving trees? 

Yet short thy sadness; — Summer showers, 

Her morning sun and evening dew, 
Gave fragrance to unnumbered flowers, 

And on thy tender branches threw 
A glorious and unwonted smile, 

Unknown to the dark forest scene- 
Rewarding thy transplanter's toil 

With strength renewed and freshened green 

Then deeper delved thy roots beneath. 
Till strong, the whirlwinds to defy, 

And dally with the thunder's breath: 
While all thy fellows one by one, 

The hill-mates of thine infancy, 
By storm or woodman's axe o'erthrown. 

Like withered grass have shrunk away. 

Often, beneath a sultry noon, 

Under thy thick, green canopy, 
The memory of days by-gone 

Is mingled with my thought of thee: 
I, too, am a transplanted tree! 

Time, Time and Death have come to sever 
From the low roof of infancy, 

And to lead me from its door forever! 

Lights that around the fireside glowed, 

To other hearths have wandered far — 
Or, sinking into darkness, strewed 

Their ashes on the hillside there: 
And there the green and velvet sod 

Carpets the mound above their dust, — 
But changeless as the truth of God 

Endures the memory of the just! 

And therefore do I love to sit. 

All the bright hours of sunny days, 
In calmness at thy shaded feet, - 

While every breeze that round thee plays 
Murmurs a song of grateful hope, 

And trusts in Providential love, 
That watched thee, lest one leaf should droop 

When taken from thy native grove. 

MARCH, 1938 

by David Jayne Hill 

(written when he was a Bucknell sophomore) 

'The test of affection's a tear," wrote he 
Who sealed up the fount of his own ; 

But what is the crystal drop to me, 
When the weeper's heart is stone? 

When, weary with watching, the worn out soul 

Is buried in shadows and gloom, 
Soft tears have no magic to roll 
The stone away from the tomb. 

'Tis a sterner and holier test of love 

That a broken spirit will crave; 
'Tis a grander thing to look above 

To a face that's bright and brave. 

Then give me not tears when my heart is weak, 
For of these I shall have no need; 

But grant me the boon my soul shall seek — 
The test of affection's a deed! 


by Ruth Hammitt Kauffman 

Each night at six, lest he be late, 
Here at the door I wait and wait. 

Our little home, to us a shrine 

Where every breath is his and mine, 

Is silent and intent with me 

To hear the clicking of his key, 

Which opens, in the twilight dim, 

All of my heart and soul to him. 

The cloth is spread, the dinner steams; 

I wait the comrade of my dreams. 

I wait to catch and kiss his hands 

As in the door my husband stands: 

And touch and stroke his tangled hair, 

Smoothe out his forehead's frown of care, 

Caress his listless lips to life 

And whisper he is with his wife. 

Tonight will all — I — love be late? 
Here at the door I wait, I wait. 


by Frank A. Mitchell 

I guess it's sort of natural when a man is past his prime, 

And edging toward the borderland, to take more stock of Time. 

Its market value kind of creeps up point by point each year, 

For human nature prizes most the things that disappear. 

And when we have a plenty, we loll in our easy chair, 

And take for granted blessings will come looking for us there. 

A lesson we all have to learn — it took me sixty year — 
Is that the things we've done ourselves, that cost us pretty dear 
In time and hard, soul-grindin' work, enrich us more by far 
Than things that come too easy like, no matter what they are. 
Why, every sod on this old farm is irrigated through 
With the sweat of years of labor, and plenty of it, too. 

I prize it as I prize the years that fence it all around, 
Enclosing memories that grow on every foot of ground. 
The apples in the orchard, they're the finest anywhere, 
But every tree means more to me because I put it there. 
And Time — the years are precious, and I value every one, 
Not as a gift, but a reward, by hard-earned labor won. 

by Dorothy Markham Brown, '23 

Printed by permission of Good Housekeeping 
* * * * 

It seems such a little while 

Since he was playing at my knee, 
And when I spoke to him, my eyes 

Would downward turn his face to see. 
And now, in just a few short years, 

(Oh God, how short the years can be) 
My eyes must upward turn, for then 

He will be looking down on me. 

Dear God, if in the years gone by 

I have been in some measure fit 
To merit childhood's upturned gaze, 

And only quail a little bit, 
Please help me in the coming years 

A nobler woman yet to be — 
That when his eyes must downward turn, 

His soul will still look up to me. 

by Wilfrid J. Crook 

He came to me in quiet perplexity 
Reluctant to expose his soul's distress; 
Told his life's aim, of real nobility, 

Which sudden fate now forced him to suppress. 

A gentle soul, with love of learning's lore, 
Despising oft the world's unseemly waste 

In liquor and in things of little store; 

Now bound himself to serve the vulgar taste 

He sees his goal fast slipping from his reach 

As hopes of legal calling fade away. 
Familial duty makes increasing breach 

In college plans, which yield to need of pay. 

To tranquil souls, with ample wealth endowed, 
This tale should come as challenge and as shame. 

They, having much, to share it should be proud, 
To give such earnest youths a chance for fame! 





Dr. Robert M. Steele, '08, presi- 
dent of the California State 
Teachers College, at California, 
Pa., was host on February 14 to a 
notable assemblage of persons who 
had come to his institution to in- 
itiate the Federal-State building 
project there, which will provide 
the institution with some needed 
college structures. For this work 
more than $600,000 was allotted 
by the General State Authority. 
Dr. Steele has always retained his 
interest in Bucknell, and in re- 
cent years has been active in the 
work of the Friends of the Li- 

Dr. Edward J. Humphreys, '26, 
director of the research department 
at the Letchworth Village, New 
York institution for mental hy- 
giene, is spending three months at 
the Phipps Clinic, at the Johns 
Hopkins University, in Baltimore, 
where he is carrying out a special 
study under the direction of Dr. 
Adolf Meyer. 

The Rev. Clarence W. Cran- 
ford, '29, for the past six years 
pastor of the Logan Baptist Church 
in Philadelphia, recently married 
Miss Kathryn May Young, of 
Fort Collins, Colo. The ceremony 
was held in the church at 13th and 
Ruscomb Sts. The Rev. Aubrey 
Young, of Chestnut Level, per- 
formed the marriage ceremony. 
More than 300 members of Mr. 
Cranford's congregation gave a re- 
ception for him and Miss Young 
before the wedding. 

"Cranny" was active in various 
fields at Bucknell. He rose to the 
chief editorship of The Bucknel- 
lian. He is a member of the Alpha 
Chi Mu social fraternity, and the 
honorary journalism fraternity, Pi 
Delta Epsilon. 

Carl L. Giles, '36, recently mar- 
ried Jane Louise Repley, of Sha- 
mokin. Mr. Giles entered Buck- 
nell from the Valley Forge Mili- 
tary Academy. He is now teaching 
in the Ralpho Township school at 

William R. White, '26 

William R. White, '26, State 
superintendent of banking for New 
York, was the recipient recently of 
the distinguished service award key 
and scroll given annually by the 
New York Young Men's Board 
of Trade to a young man, not 
more than 35 years old, "who has 
made the greatest contribution to 
the community." 

Leaders in the banking field 
paid tribute to Mr. White at a 
luncheon in the Bankers Club, 
where Joseph A. Broderick, presi- 
dent of the East River Savings 
Bank, conferred the award for 

Others receiving the award in 
recent years were Lou Gehrig, 
1936; Thomas E. Dewey, 1935; 
and Joseph D. McGoldrick, 1934. 

Henry Bruere, president of the 
Bowery Savings Bank, attributed 
to Mr. White "the art of refrain- 
ing from too meticulous interfer- 
ence." Mr. White not only under- 
stood "intricate economy", Mr. 
Bruere said, but had "a distin- 
guished career" in performing a 
public service. 

His Knowledge Cited 

George V. McLaughlin, presi- 
dent of the Brooklyn Trust Co., 
paid tribute to Mr. White's "broad 
knowledge not only of banking 
but of law." 

Allen Sproul, vice president of 
the Federal Reserve Bank of New 
York, was another speaker. 

Bucknell was represented at the 
luncheon by Robert L. Rooke, 
'13, of the Bucknell Board of 

Many Congratulate White 

Letters of congratulation were 
received from Governor Lehman, 
Alfred E. Smith, S. Parker Gilbert, 
Lamar Hardy, A. A. Berle, Jr., 
Thomas I. Parkinson, James H. 
Perkins, and Donald Campbell. 

Mr. White was presented by 
Harmon Martin, president of the 
Young Men's Board of Trade, as 
the youngest appointee to the of- 
fice of the Superintendent of Bank- 
ing since the inception of the da- 
partment. He is now 34 years old. 

In addition to the key and 
scroll, Mr. White received honor- 
ary membership in the organiza- 

Mr. White was a chapel speaker 
here during November. 

Frank C. Kostos, '30, who used 
to be a varsity basketball player 
in his Bucknell days, is one of the 
players in the newly-organized 
Faculty Basketball League in the 
anthracite region. Teams in the 
league include those from Conyng- 
ham, Mt. Carmel, Coal Town- 
ship, Kulpmont, Shamokin, Shen- 
andoah, and Bloomsburg. 

Horace M. King, ex-' 37, son of 
the late Horace B. King, '08, of 
Harrisburg, and Mrs. King, re- 
cently married Miss Helen M. Fry, 
of Milton. The latter had for 
some years been employed as a re- 
porter on the Milton Evening 

Mr. King took up journalism 
as a reporter on the Bucknellian. 
while he was a student here. He 
has just taken over the Lewisburg 
News Bureau, which supplies news 
to a number of out-of-town news- 
papers, including some metropoli- 
tan dailies. This bureau was es- 
tablished by Walter Ruch, ex-'34, 
after he left the editorship of The 
Bucknellian, a few years ago. He 
was succeeded by Hugh Morrow, 
ex-'37, who now is replaced by 
Mr. King. Both Ruch and Mor- 
row are now members of the edi- 
torial staff of the Philadelphia In- 

MARCH, 1938 



The Saturday Evening Post for 
March 1 2 prints the fascinating 
story of the new Burpee Crown of 
Gold marigold. The article is writ- 
ten by Frank J. Taylor, as told to 
him by Mr. David Burpee, presi- 
dent of the Burpee Seed Company. 
It mentions both Professor Wil- 
liam H. Eyster, '14, and Thomas 
Little, '31, who played a part in 
developing this now famous flow- 

Mr. Burpee is the donor of the 
Burpee fellowship in genetics. This 
fellowship was held by Mr. Little. 
In the Bucknell experimental gar- 
dens Dr. Eyster and Mr. Little 
worked out principles in genetics 
that Mr. Burpee applied in his big 
seed farms in the production 
of several of his recent spec- 
tacular creations in the plant 
world. After leaving Buck- 
nell, Mr. Little took up work at 
the California plant breeding farm 
of the Burpees, where he is the 
chief hybridizer. 

Dr. Robert L. Sutherland, pro- 
fessor of Sociology, was recently 
appointed as executive secretary of 
a Research Board of the American 
Youth Commission to conduct an 
inquiry into the effect of their ra- 
cial status upon Negro youths in 
the development of personality. 
The appointment was made by 
Dr. Homer P. Rainey, director of 
the Commission. The General 
Education Board has allocated 
$110,000 to finance this study. 
Professor Sutherland will work 
under an advisory committee head- 
ed by Dr. Will W. Alexander, 
farm security administrator and a 
member of the Youth Commission. 
During the past two years this 
commission has investigated many 
problems of modern youth. These 
investigations, which have dealt 
with young folks of all races, have 
produced much material as to many 
aspects of Negro life, but have as- 
sembled no information concern- 
ing the inner feelings of Negro 
boys and girls in regard to race 
matters. It is considered impor- 
tant to ascertain how persons of 
this race feel in racial matters, so 
that any desirable educational ad- 
justments for them may be recom- 
mended to school authorities. 

Prof. W. H. Eyster. '14 

After seventeen years of distin- 
guished service at Bucknell, Mrs. 
Clara Globe Sale has just retired 
from her position as dietitian of 
the Women's College. She left 
Lewisburg about the end of the 
year, to make a home for her son, 
Dr. George Sale, '31, who is phy- 
sician in the Student Health Ser- 
vice at the University of Montana, 
at Missoula. 

Mrs. Sale is a grand niece of 
the man who invented the Japanese 
jinrikisha. He was the Rev. Jona- 
than Goble, an early American 
missionary in the island kingdom. 
The only conveyances then in use 
were clumsy wheelbarrows, which 
jolted the rider terribly. When 
Mr. Goble's wife became ill, he 
drew a design for a two-wheeled 
conveyance with shafts that could 
be pulled by hand. A native car- 
penter made the thing for him, 
and the jinrikisha had been born. 
It soon became immensely popular 
all over the Orient, and is the usual 
native vehicle seen today in both 
Japan and China. 

Mrs. Sale herself is the widow 
of a Baptist minister. After his 
death she took up work in dietet- 
ics, and served as dietician in sev- 
eral colleges before coming to 
Bucknell. Her keen mind, un- 
usual ability, and delightful per- 
sonality have endeared Mrs. Sale 
to a great number of Bucknellians. 
Her daughter Elizabeth, as well 
as her son, is a Bucknell graduate. 
She was a member of the Class of 

The Bucknell Who's Who in 
Education is available to alumni 
at the nominal cost of 25 cents. 
It contains biographies of more 
than 500 Bucknellians now in the 
field of education or who have 
served in this field. Since its pub- 
lication, a number of letters have 
arrived telling of persons whose 
biographies are missing. These 
notes are much valued, since it is 
hoped that a supplementary edi- 
tion can be published soon, con- 
taining the biography of every 
alumnus who will take the time 
to send for a biography blank. 
Mail your request to Frank G. 
Davis, '11, Lewisburg. Pa. 

"Fall in For Bucknell" is the 
title of the latest publicity bulletin 
issued by the college. It is a 40- 
page booklet, approximately seven 
by ten inches in size. In keeping 
with the spirit of the times, this 
is almost entirely a pictorial pre- 
sentation of the University. In- 
troduced by a picture of drummer 
boys from the Bucknell band, 
(who summon readers to "fall in 
line," for Alma Mater), the bro- 
chure pictures forth the life of the 

There are very beautiful photo- 
graphs of some of the memory- 
hallowed campus paths, of the re- 
stored Old Main, the Vaughan 
Literature Building, and Bucknell 
Hall. Characteristic indoor scenes 
— dinner time in the women's 
dining hall, a zoology class at 
work, a fraternity house dance, and 
so on — are presented with amaz- 
ingly clear detail and sharp defi- 
nition. In short, practically every 
phase of life at Bucknell is here 
faithfully portrayed by photo- 

President Marts has received 
many congratulations on the ex- 
cellence of this newest attempt to 
tell the world about Bucknell. 

Dr. Walter H. Sauvain, assist- 
ant professor of education, has 
been made chairman of the edi- 
torial committee of the Bucknell 
Journal of Education. He has 
also been appointed director of the 
Curriculum Library of the De- 
partment of Education, the first 
to be established in the State. 








November 7 — Washington A- 
lumni held their first meeting of 
the season at the home of Law- 
rence O. Manley, '07, and Mrs. 
Manley. Twenty-nine members, 
enjoyed the excellent, informal 
buffet supper. The new president, 
Dr. Harry R. Warfel, '20, pre- 
sided at the business meeting. 

The following committees were 
appointed by the president: Schol- 
arship. John Burlew, '30, chair- 
man, Mrs. Grace A. Burley, '30, 
Mrs. Dorothy Kirkwood Free- 
man, 32; Program, Mrs. Margaret 
Weddell Brandon, '16, chairman, 
Mrs. Betty Bentley Scheffler, '33, 
Robert Housel, '36, and Mrs. 
Louise Manley Kreuger, ex-officio. 
The group gave suggestions for 
the year's program. It was agreed 
to hold at least one formal meet- 
ing — perhaps a combined din- 
ner and dance. 

January 19 — Twenty-one Wash- 
ington Bucknellians gathered for 
their second meeting of the school 
year at the club house of the 
American Association of Univer- 
sity Women. After an excellent 
dinner, Lee Francis Lybarger, Jr.. 
'28, the new Bucknell Director of 
Administration entertained the 
group with campus motion pic- 
tures and a talk on the advantages 
Bucknell offers to students. He 
offered to repeat the talk during 
the week of February 21, for pros- 
pective Bucknellians whom the 
local alumni might assemble. 

It was announced that Robert 
Housel, '36, has moved to Har- 
risburg. Kenneth Miller, '35, was 
appointed to take Mr. Housel's 
place on the program committee. 
February 6-7 — In response to 
many requests made during the 
past two years by the Washing- 
ton Alumni, the Bucknell Glee 
Club has finally sung here. The 
club gave two delightful concerts, 
on the sixth at Central High 
School, and on the seventh at the 
Calvary Baptist Church. The club 
presented an excellent program, 
which was greatly enjoyed by a 
large gathering. 

February 3 — Twenty-five alum- 
ni and friends of Bucknell met at 
Jackson's Restaurant to open a 
new year with the club's new presi- 
dent, Allen Jones. Future meet- 
ings will be held at the same place 
the first Thursday of each month, 
and Mr. Jones asked the attend- 
ance captains to call the persons 
on their lists prior to each meeting. 
The following committee chair- 
men were appointed by the presi- 
dent: Program, Boyd Sheddan; 
Entertainment, Edward Glover; 
Publicity, Carl Sprout; Attend- 
ance, the Rev. Havard Griffith; 
Constitution and By-Laws, Joseph 
Nissley, Esq. 

A welcome guest at the dinner 
was Francis Lybarger, Jr., Buck- 
nell Director of Admissions. He 
said that the purpose of the plan 
he is directing is to make the stu- 
dent body at Bucknell more se- 
lective, with a maximum enroll- 
ment of 1200 students. The fresh- 
man class next fall he believes will 
number 400, and consist of 325 
men and 75 women. 

Dr. Harvey Smith, of the Board 
of Trustees, explained football 
scholarships from a trustee's point 
of view, assuring us that Bucknell 
will always have a reputable foot- 
ball team, even if it is not of cham- 
pionship calibre. Dr. Smith 
praised President Arnaud C. Marts 
highly, and asked for him the 
whole-hearted cooperation of all 

Tentative plans were made for 
a club dance in the near future. 
A committee composed of Edward 
Glover, chairman, Robert Payne, 
and Bruce Butt will make dance 
plans to be presented at the March 
Janet Blair Bogar, '33, Secretary 


February 7 — The Bucknell A- 
lumni Club of Baltimore held its 
latest meeting at the Rail Grill on 
February 7, with 22 present in- 
cluding three prospective students 
and Robert Schnure and Charles 
Smith, who are now students at 
Bucknell. This is the largest gath- 

ering that we have had since the 
organization of our club last year. 
Mr. Lee Francis Lybarger, Jr., 
'28, showed motion pictures of 
Bucknell campus scenes and acti- 
vities. He also told of the advan- 
tages Bucknell can offer to stu- 
dents. Mr. Lybarger was also a 
welcome gutst. Our next meeting 
will be held in May, at the Club 
House at Sparrows Point, and we 
are all looking forward to a grand 

Eleanor L. Buchholz, '31 


February 8 — The Lewisburg 
Bucknell Alumnae Club held its 
annual guest meeting in Larison 
living room. The annual play 
was given. This year's presentation 
was "Suppressed Desires", a comic 
satire by Susan Glaspell. The 
characters were taken by Miss Mar- 
garet Ross, '31, Mrs. Romaine 
Good Burgard, and Dr. George 
Irland, '15. Miss Trennie Eisley, 
'31, coached the play. 

After a short business meeting 
conducted by Mrs. Lulu Coe Stolz, 
'27, the Social Committee served 
refreshments. About eighty mem- 
bers and guests were present. 

Sara Deck Crossgrove, '28 


February 12 — Thirty Philadel- 
phia alumnae spent a very enjoy- 
able time at a luncheon at the 
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, on Feb- 
ruary 12. Prof. M. L. Drum, '02, 
brought "Greetings" and an in- 
teresting account of the activities 
of the University. Dr. Daniel A. 
Poling was the guest speaker. 

The new club officers elected at 
the meeting were: Alice Roberts, 
'24, President; Mrs. R. E. Wal- 
lace (Jesse Brookes, '23,) Record- 
ing Secretary; Dorothy R. Grif- 
fith, '28, Corresponding Secretary; 
and Catherine P. Boyle, '26, 

Alice Roberts, '24 

February 1 6 — The Bucknell A- 
lumni Association of New En- 
gland held its annual meeting at 
the Boston Chamber of Commerce, 

MARCH, 1938 


on Wednesday evening, February 
16. Fifty-two were present. Sec- 
retary "Bill" Willman, '22, of 
the New England Association, by 
statistical argument proved that, 
with all of its enthusiasm, the 
New York Association, propor- 
tionately, must take second place 
to the "Hubbers". 

From Bucknell came Prof. M. 
L. Drum, '02, and Lee Francis 
Lybarger, Jr., '28. Discussing the 
spirit of Bucknell, as main speaker 
of the occasion, Mr. Lybarger 
showed movies of Bucknell which 
proved particularly attractive to 
alumni of the far northeast who 
have not been back to college in 
some years. On at least one pros- 
pective Bucknellian, Mr. Lybarger 
made a distinct impression. Other 
speakers included Chaplain Reuben 
W. Shrum, '08, who with his 
California wife, drove up from 
Newport, and Charles N. Bru- 
baker, '11, manufacturing engi- 
neer of the General Electric Com- 
pany at Pittsfield, Mass. 

There were three of the Owens 
family present: Albert Waffle 
Owens, 09, and his wife; Mrs. 
Herbert L. Hayden (Katherine 
Owens, '23), and her husband; 
Mrs. Thomas Fogarty (Jeannette 
Owens, '17), and Mr. Fogarty. 
Three Bucknellians now in Har- 
vard Medical School were in at- 
tendance: William P. Boger, Jr., 
'34; John Raker, '37; and John 
G. Sholl, 3rd, '37. 

The Rev. John Feaster, '30. 
drove down from Kennebunkport, 
Maine, for the occasion, as did the 
Rev. and Mrs. Arthur A. Rouner. 
Mrs. Rouner was Elizabeth Ste- 
phens, '18. 

Letters were received from a 
number who found it impossible 
to come to Boston. Writing from 
Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Leroy 
Stephens, '87, tells of her active 
interest in the Baptist work of that 
area. John O. L. Roser, '11, of 
Pittsfield, who has been with the 
General Electric since graduation 
includes the following paragraph: 

"I have a family of five child- 
ren — two of them, Jack, '37, 
and Jean, '37, have been to Buck- 
nell; two more who, I hope, will 
go next fall. The youngest is 11. 
He has plenty of time yet". 

Old timers will be delighted 
with the note received from the 
Perrys who are living at 40 Web- 
ster St., Brookline, Mass. "Mrs. 
Perry and I send greetings. We 
are sorry that we cannot be with 
you. Mrs. Perry was May Ger- 

hart, of the class of 1877, and last 
year was the sixtieth anniversary 
of her graduation. We planned to 
be at Commencement, but on ac- 
count of what the doctor called 
an over-tired heart, I was not able 
to make the trip. My class was 
1878, the last class that President 
Loomis graduated. I have had a 
great time with our presidents. I 
was given the degree of A.B. by 
President Loomis, A.M. by Presi- 
dent Hill, Ph.D. by President Har- 
ris, D.D. by President Hunt." 
Signed — Joseph E. Perry, '78. 

The Rev. Newton C. Fetter, 
'09, presided. The following offi- 
cers were elected: President, H. A. 
Larson, '21, Braintree, Mass.; 
Vice President, Mrs. Charles W. 
Bond, '20, Wellesley Hills; and 
Secretary, Wm. C. A. Willman, 
'22, of the Boston Chamber of 

Newton C. Fetter, '09 

February 18 — A meeting of the 
Lehigh Valley Bucknell Alumni 
Association was held on February 
18 at the Hotel Allen in Allen- 
town, Pennsylvania, with 30 
members present. Mr. Lee Francis 
Lybarger, Jr., '28, gave a very in- 
teresting talk and showed moving 
pictures of Bucknell activities. 

We expect to have another 
meeting the latter part of March 
to elect officers for the ensuing 

Ross A. Mask, '24 


At a regular meeting of the 
Western Pennsylvania Alumni 
Association, the following offi- 
cers recently were elected. 

George T. Henggi, '26, Presi- 
dent, address 138 View Street, 
Oakmont, Pa. 

George Jones, '23, Vice Presi- 
dent, Oliver Building, Pittsburgh, 

Samuel J. Leezer, '31, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, Park Building, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

February 23 — Forty Bucknell 
Alumni from Philadelphia and 
vicinity gathered at the University 
Club, 16th and Locust Sts., Phila- 
delphia, in an old-time rally and 
smoker, on February 23rd, with 
Dr. A. C. Marts, acting president 
of Bucknell, as the leading speak- 
er of the occasion. There were 
present from among the alumni of 
Philadelphia and vicinity, Dr. E. 
E. Keiser, '86, one of the older 

Bucknell graduates; Joseph W. 
Henderson, '08, and H. Board- 
man Hopper, 'of the Board of 
Trustees; and a number of Buck- 
nellians from interior Pennsylva- 
nia. Romain C. Hassrick presided. 

The address of Dr. Marts was 
an accounting of his stewardship 
as acting president of the Univer- 
sity. He sketched the progress 
that the University has enjoyed in 
the field of higher education and 
reviewed the progressive plans for 
the future. He said that the 
University has decided it will ac- 
commodate 1200 students accept- 
ably and that the student body 
would be limited to approximately 
that number. 

The meeting was in the nature 
of a reception to Dr. Marts, who 
enjoys great popularity among the 
alumni in the Philadelphia area. 
Dr. A. R. Garner, '99, of Norris- 
town, the only other speaker of the 
evening, informed the alumni as to 
the athletic situation at Bucknell 
and urged them to support the 
program of the Athletic Council. 

It was decided that the next 
meeting of the Alumni will be an 
occasion for honoring the Hon. 
O. B. Dickinson, '77, judge of 
the Federal Court for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania, one of 
the outstanding sons of Bucknell. 
Romain C. Hassrick, '06 

Beside the usual variety of 
courses in economics, engineering, 
academic subjects and education, 
a number of special features will 
be offered by the 1938 Summer 
School. Among these are a Con- 
ference on International Relations, 
one on The New Leisure, and a 
one-week school of Parent Educa- 
tion. The last-named is being 
presented in cooperation with the 
National and Pennsylvania Con- 
gresses of Parents and Teachers. 

The customary class reunions 
will of course be held this coming 
Commencement. The classes 
scheduled for reunions are those 
ending in "3's" and "8's", such 
as the classes of 1873, 1878, 1883, 
1 888, and so on. 

Class secretaries are urged to 
communicate with the members of 
their groups, to secure as large an 
attendance as possible. Registrar 
H. W. Holter and the Alumni Of- 
fice will be glad to cooperate with 
any or all returning alumni. Spe- 
cial programs are being prepared 
for Alumni Day. 



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as much as possible of the work of 
Bucknell authors. In preparation 
for this exhibit, Dr. Mary Bartol 
Theiss had made an investigation 
that occupied several weeks, in an 
effort to discover the identity of 
every Bucknellian who has done 
any literary work since the begin- 
ning of the college. She discovered 
more than 300 authors of books 
and additional writers for peri- 
odicals. Their combined titles 
exceeded 1200. These were the 
books Miss Martin had assembled, 
or as many of them as she had 
been able to secure, for they had 
to be gathered from the far corners 
of the land. 

Among the outstanding writers 
whose work was on display were 
Dr. David Jayne Hill, once presi- 
dent of the college, a foremost 
writer on international law; Dr. 
Robert Lowry, once professor of 
literature here, a world-famous 
song writer; Dr. Justin R. Loomis, 
another former president, who 
wrote some notable books on sci- 
ence; Dr. Lewis E. Theiss, present 
professor of journalism at Buck- 
nell, one of the leading American 
writers for boys; Christopher 
Mathewson, the late baseball 
pitcher, who also wrote a number 
of juveniles, and many others. 

Faculty contributions to maga- 
zines were also on exhibition. 
Many Bucknell teachers have writ- 
ten articles of a technical or semi- 
technical nature for educational 
journals. Dr. George A. Ireland 
exhibited several of his technical 
monographs that have been pub- 
lished by the U. S. Government 
for general distribution. Professor 
Lewis E. Theiss displayed articles 
in forty or more different general 
magazines and Dr. J. Orin Oly- 
phant had on exhibition some 
notable articles published in his- 
torical journals. There were dif- 
ferent articles in school journals. 

Altogether, the entire venture 
was noteworthy. It was a ven- 
ture into a new field. Dedications 
we have had before, both here and 
elsewhere; but perhaps never was 
a dedication more appropriately 
embellished than was the dedica- 
tion of the Vaughan Literature 
Building expanded and adorned by 
this truly worth while and inspir- 
ing week end devoted to literature. 
Assured Bucknell has "started 


BASEBALL will be continued 
as an intercollegiate sport at 
Bucknell, it has been decided 
by the Athletic Council, reversing 
an earlier decision to abandon the 
game because of inclement weather 
and lack of student interest. 

Already Coach John J. Sitar- 
sky, '36, has sent his charges 
through indoor drills for several 
weeks. Beginning indoor practice 
early in February, the Bisons were 
off to a very early start. 

The diamond schedule is as fol- 
lows: April 22, Albright, Lewis- 
burg; April 25, Gettysburg, Lew- 
isburg; May 3, Lebanon Valley, 
Annville; May 4, Bloomsburg S. 
T. C, Lewisburg; May 7, Eliza- 
bethtown, Lewisburg; May 12, 
Lebanon Valley, Lewisburg; May 
20, Albright, Reading: May 21, 
Bloomsburg S. T. C, Blooms- 
burg: May 23, Elizabethtown, 
Elizabethtown: May 24, Susque- 
hanna, Selinsgrove; May 26, Sus- 
quehanna, Lewisburg: and June 4. 
Penn State, State College. 

Meanwhile, the varsity track 
men this spring will engage in five 
dual meets and two tournaments. 
Coached by John Plant, the track 
team will open April 27 with a 
home meet against F. and M. 

Juniata and Lafayette will come 
to Lewisburg for matches, while 
the Plantmen will go on the road 
to tackle Dickinson and Susque- 
hanna. The team will compete in 
the Penn Relays April 29 and 30 
and the Middle Atlantics at Get- 
tysburg May 13 and 14. 

Winter sports are scheduled to 
conclude this month, with the 
basketball team driving toward a 
triumphant finale after a mediocre 
start. Late in the campaign the 
Mussermen built up a six-game 
winning streak, and entered their 
final two games with a record of 
seven victories and five defeats. 

Coach Joe Reno's boxers, al- 
though champions of the Eastern 
Inter-collegiate Boxing Conference, 
have been beset by a series of 
injuries and withdrawals which 
have destroyed their chances of 
making an above-average dual 
meet record. 

However, since the Bison mitt- 
men are strongly fortified at four 
positions, they have a chance of 
again winning the conference 
crown on March 18 and 19 at 
Morgantown, W. Va. 


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withdrawal of the commission 
from Russia, he returned to the 
United States and was appointed 
director of the Hoover War Li- 
brary at Stanford and professor of 
history. He died in 1929. 

Charles Carpenter Fries, '09, 
faculty 'll-'20, now professor of 
English at the University of Mich- 
igan, displayed portions of manu- 
scripts and printed pages of the 
new English dictionary, the com- 
pilation of which he heads. This 
dictionary is expected to be as im- 
portant as the Oxford dictionary. 
Dr. Leo L. Rockwell, '07, form- 
erly of the Bucknell faculty, also 
worked on these volumes, under 
Dr. Fries' direction. 

Dr. David Jayne Hill, known 
to all as a foremost diplomat and 
authority on international law, as 
a young man wrote the second 
textbooks written by a Bucknel- 
lian that were used at Bucknell. 
These were his "Elements of 
Rhetoric and Composition" and 
"Science of Rhetoric." 

Two books dealing with the 
Susquehanna have been written by 
Bucknellians. Hiles C. Pardoe, 
'61, wrote for the Methodist Book 
Company "Up the Susquehanna." 
Lippincotts published "Legends of 
the Susquehanna," written by 
Truman H. Purdy, '58. 

Dr. S. Calvin Smith, '01, a 
Philadelphia heart specialist, has 
written three able books dealing 
with the heart. They are: "Heart 
affections, their recognition and 
treatment"; "Heart records, their 
interpretation and preparation"; 
and "How is Your Heart?" These 
are intimate talks on the preven- 
tion of heart disease and on the 
care of an already damaged heart. 

Bucknell has shown rather an 
unusual record for a small college 
only 92 years old, in the matter 
of fraternities. Dr. Robert Lowry, 
'54, in 1893 compiled and edited 
the first song book of Phi Kappa 
Psi. William C. Gretzinger, '89, 
our first registrar, edited the Shield 
of Phi Kappa Psi from 1895-7. 
Mary Bartol compiled the first and 
second editions of the Songs of 
Pi Beta Phi. and compiled the sec- 
ond edition of the general cata- 
logue of the fraternity. As Mrs. 
Theiss she was editor-in-chief of 
the Arrow of Pi Beta Phi from 

MARCH, 19)8 


1908-1912. In 1911 Mrs. Kate 
McLaughlin Bourne edited the 
third edition of the general cata- 
logue of Pi Beta Phi. Dr. Elkanah 
B. Hulley, now a member of our 
Board of Trustees, was editor-in- 
chief of the Phi Gamma Delta 
Quarterly from 191 1 to 1917. He 
also compiled and edited as an is- 
sue of the magazine a catalogue of 
the fraternity's membership. 

A. Donald Gray, '14, who has 
been landscaping the campus, pub- 
lished in 1935 at the insistence of 
the Saalfield Publishing Company, 
"Your garden; plan; planting; 
care." The book has sold widely, 
and with good reason. 

Major General David McMur- 
trie Gregg, ex-' 5 4, stood eighth in 
his class at West Point, 1855. He 
was brevetted major general of 
volunteers August 1, 1864, "for 
highly meritorious and distin- 
guished conduct throughout the 
campaign, particularly in the re- 
connoissance on the Charles City 
Road, Va." He has written the 
story of "The second cavalry divi- 
sion of the army of the Potomac 
in the Gettysburg campaign." He 
spent his later years in Reading, 
Pa., where his statue has been 
erected in a city park. 

While Dr. Curtis lived in Lew- 
isburg he occupied the house now 
the residence of Dr. Wm. C. Bartol 
on University Avenue. The north 
side of the house still has its wall 
peppered with short black leather 
straps by which Dr. Curtis had 
trained in English espalier fashion 
an apricot tree over the side of the 
house. There still remain in the 
yard two southern fringe bushes 
which he planted. 

His father-in-law, Mr. Rest 
Fenner, of London, had published 
much of Coleridge's writings. 
These original manuscripts had 
become the property of Dr. Curtis 
at the time he lived in Lewisburg. 

He was an abolitionist, and the 
barn which used to stand on his 
land (the foundations are still vis- 
ible in the rear of the Rivenburg 
home, close to Bliss alley at the 
railroad, as property lines were 
changed after the Philadelphia and 
Reading Railroad cut its way 
across the lower campus) , was used 
to shelter southern negroes as a 
branch of the famous "under- 
ground railroad" which transport- 
ed by night and sheltered by day, 
escaping slaves. 

Ralph Charles Henry Catterall, 
A.B. '91, was professor of history 
at Cornell University when he died 
in 1914. His "Second Bank of the 
United States," published by the 
University of Chicago in 1903, is 
still an authority in its field, At 
the time Catterall took his Ph.D. 
at the University of Chicago, the 
Chicago chapter of Phi Beta Kappa 
had a regulation that any person 
receiving his Ph.D. summa cum 
laude was initiated into Phi Beta 
Kappa, thus earning, not merely 
being eligible to election to, his 
key. Catterall is the only Buck- 
nell graduate known to have been 
thus honored. 

The late Dr. William Frear, '81, 
and faculty '81 -'83. for so many 
years professor of chemistry at 
Pennsylvania State College, was a 
member of the Pure Food and 
Drugs committee. He was an out- 
standing chemist. 

U. S. Senator James J. Davis 
(Hon. LL.D. '24) in his book 
"Iron puddler; my life in the roll- 
ing mills and what came of it" tells 
the dramatic story of his life. 
When he was in Lewisburg at the 
Commencement of 1924, upon the 
occasion of the conferring of the 
honorary degree of LL.D., he said 
that his mother from her little sav- 
ings in 1846 had contributed to 
the new college at Lewisburg. 

Mrs. Sara Chamberlain Eccles- 
ton, Inst. '58. translated into 
Spanish for Appleton's some early 
books on the kindergarten. She 
went to Buenos Aires in the late 
eighties to develop kindergartens 
in Argentina. She was one of two 
outstanding kindergarten teachers 
selected to go to South America, 
by the U. S. government, at the 
request of the Argentine govern- 

The Baptist Encyclopaedia, 
published in 1881, and still the 
standard source book for Baptist 
history, was written by William 
Cathcart, who received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. in 1873. 

Bucknell has some noteworthy 
grandchildren. Marion Reilly, 
who was dean of Bryn Mawr 
College from 1907 almost to the 
time of her death in 1928, was the 
youngest child and only daughter 
of Congressman John Reilly of 
Altoona and his wife Anna -E. 
Lloyd, Inst. '64. She served in 
Philadelphia on the committee of 
awards for Mr. Edward Bok, and 
until 1927 was president of the 

Philadelphia branch of the League 
of Women Voters. 

Elinor Hoyt Wylie, the poet, 
was a granddaughter of Governor 
Henry M. Hoyt of Pennsylvania, 
who was a member of our Board 
of Curators from 1879 to 1882. 
Dorothy Johnstone Baseler, the 
Philadelphia harpist, is the daugh- 
ter of Hettie Henry Johnston, 
Inst. '65, of Cynwyd. 

Thomas Ustick Walter, the ar- 
chitect of Old Main and of the 
Academy Building, now called 
Taylor Hall, also built the classi- 
cal Girard College building, in 
Philadelphia, and the wings and 
dome of the Capitol at Washing- 
ton. In 1846 he published his 
"Guide to Workers in Metal and 
Stone," as well as "Two hundred 
designs for cottages and villas." 
Many of his letters, notebooks, 
sketchbooks, and drawings are now 
owned by Mrs. C.H.Wegemann of 
Baltimore, who also inherited his 
portrait as a young man, painted 
by John Neagle. The College of 
Architecture of Cornell Univer- 
sity the Library of Congress, the 
office of the architect of the Capi- 
tol, the office of public buildings 
and parks, and the office of the 
supervising architect of the Treas- 
ury Department contain a wealth 
of his material. 

The Pennsylvania Grit of Wil- 
liamsport was originated late in 
1 882 by Henry M. Wolf, Jr., '80, 
when he was editor of the daily 
Sun and Banner of Williamsport. 
From 1888 to 1891 William W. 
Kelchner, '86, later a trustee of 
Bucknell, edited the early volumes 
of the Pennsylvania School Jour- 

Ruth Sprague Downs, '98, had 
an interesting exhibit of Braille. 
For some twenty years she has 
been doing work in Braille for the 
American Red Cross. Just now 
she has been transcribing into 
Braille advanced mathematics for 
a blind graduate student at the 
University of Pennsylvania. This 
work involved the satisfactory in- 
ventions of mathematical signs and 
notations in Braille. 

These items constitute but a 
small fraction of the interesting 
material unearthed in this search 
for Bucknell writers. In many 
parts of the world, and in many 
fields of thought, Bucknell writers 
have achieved. We can well be 
proud of them. 





Mrs. Anna B. Cooper Huber died 
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Harry C. Lauderman, in Baltimore, Mon- 
day, November 29, 193 7. She is survived 
by a daughter and a son. Funeral services 
were held December 1 at Allentown. 


Word has just been received of the death 
of Alfred C. Knowlton, of Philadelphia, 
on January 29. Mr. Knowlton was one 
of Bucknell's oldest graduates. He is 
survived by his widow and a daughter. 


Belated news of the death of Miss 
Annie E. Sechler, formerly of Montgom- 
ery, has just been received. 


Mrs Eugenia Kincaid Moore has moved 
to 5854 Burwood Ave., Los Angeles, 


The present address of the Rev. and 
Mrs. George C. Horter is 3 21 Woodland 
Ave., Haddonfield, N. J. Mrs. Horter 
was the former Carrie Lloyd, '93. 


Dr. G. C. L. Riemer is teaching at the 
State Teachers College, Kutztown, Pa. 


Notice of the death of Rev. Joseph 
H. Cooke on February 28 has just been 

Dr. George T. Ritter of Williamsport. 
was one of two persons recently given an 
award for meritorious service to that city. 
The award was given by the Grit Pub- 
lishing Company. 

Dr. Ritter was president of the Wil- 
liamsport School Board for eight years. 
He was chosen for "his zealous and suc- 
cessful efforts to improve the physical 
facilities and to raise the educational stand- 
ards" of the school district. 


We have just recently learned of the 
death of Mrs. James E. Heap on May 1. 

Mrs. Heap will be remembered as the 
former Emily E. Brown. 

Dr. Benjamin W. Griffith, graduate 
manager of athletics at Bucknell, and long 
prominent in the activities of the Eastern 
Intercollegiate Association, was honored 
by election as a director of the organiza- 
tion at the annual meeting of the group 
held recently in New York City. 

Dr. Griffith has taken a prominent 
part in the affairs of the Association for 
a number of years. He will serve as a 
director, with six others who have been 
similarly honored. Thirty-four colleges 
are members of the Association. 


"Flood Mappers Aloft" by Dr. Lewis 
E. Theiss, has been selected as one of 
the 50 outstanding books of 193 7 for 
boys, and is recommended by the Na- 
tional Boy Scout organization. 

Notice of the death of Charles A. 
Woodward which occurred on January 
4th, has been received at the Alumni 

Mrs. Margaret Stuart Gilliland is living 
at 419 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg. 


Commemorating his tenth anniversary 
as Pittsburgh general agent of the New 
England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 
John T. Shirley, '05, Bucknell Trustee, 
was recently presented with a bronze 
plaque at a dinner in his honor last 
night at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club. 
George A. Jones, '23. a representative of 




the local agency of the company, is shown 
presenting the plaque to Shirley. 

The Rev. L. C. Hylbert, '05, Baptist 
Mission Secretary for East China since 
19 26, who received the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Divinity from Bucknell 
University in 1931, preached recently in 
the Lewisburg Baptist Church and, in 
the evening talked to the students in Stu- 
dent Church at 6:45. 

Mr. Hylbert is a native of West Vir- 
ginia, where for two years he had a 
charge in Richwood, W. Va. He received 
an A.B. degree in 1905 and an A.M. in 
1908 from Bucknell. 

In 1910 he sailed for China under 
appointment by the American Baptist 
Foreign Mission Society. He has made 
a notable contribution of service in con- 
nection with famine and flood relief, 
which earned him the title of Chai Ho 
Hsun Chang, which means Good Har- 
vester, from the Chinese Republic. His 
daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hylbert, was 






Commemorating his tenth anniversary as Pittsburgh general agent of 
the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, John T. Shirley, '05, 
Bucknell Trustee, was recently presented with a bronze plaque at a dinner 
in his honor last night at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club. George A. 
Jones, '23, a representative of the local agency of the company, is shown 
presenting the plaque to Shirley. 

MARCH, 1938 



graduated by Bucknell in 1935, and is 
now doing graduate work in sociology at 
the University of Chicago. 

On furlough since June. 1927, Rev. 
and Mrs. Hylbert are now enroute to 
San Francisco where they will sail for 
China on March 1 2. They are stationed 
at Shanghai and live in the French sec- 
tion of the International Settlement. Mr. 
Hylbert received word recently that his 
home was damaged when a bomb fell on 
his property. 


Mrs. W. W. Long, the former Elsie 
Owens, is residing at 939 S. 20th St., 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Dr. John C. Hostetter, vice president 
in charge of development and research at 
the Hartford-Empire Glass Company, of 
Hartford, Conn., was a recent chapel 
speaker at Bucknell. He talked about 
developments in the field of science. Dr. 
Hostetter was until recently an official 
of the Corning Glass Works, at Corning, 
N. Y. The 200-inch lens, cast there for 
a western observatory, was made under his 
supervision. It is the largest lens in the 

E. Carroll Condict. to whom Bucknell 
gave a D.D. a few years ago, is back in 
Burma after a considerable leave of ab- 
sence, spent mostly in Lewisburg where 
his sons were attending Bucknell. One 
of them graduated last year. Dr. Condict 
says that he is not really an educator, 
yet he confesses that for more than 25 
years the government of Burma has ad- 
dressed him as Superintendent of the 
A.B.M. Chin School, at Thayetmyo. 
His school has eight grades, like our gram- 
mar schools. It is co-ed and has a board- 
ing department. There are 150 stu- 
dents and seven qualified teachers. He 
began with 29 students and three teachers. 
Dr. Condict's record in the mission field 
has been an admirable one. During the 
World War he played an interesting part. 
Chin troops were transported to the bat- 
tlefields by the Allies, but nothing could 
be done with them because there was no 
one at hand who could speak their lan- 
guage. Finally Dr. Condict was taken to 
them, and he straightened out all difficul- 
ties, as he spoke their language readily. 


Among the Bucknellians to attend the 
annual meeting of the National Council 
of Teachers of English at Buffalo. N. Y., 
November 25, 26, 27. were Dr. and Mrs. 
C. C. Fries, '09, and '19. Rachel Davis 
Dubois, '14, Ellis S. Smith, '21. Leo L. 
Rockwell. '07, and J. B. Bates, '15. 

Dr. Fries presented a partial report of 
a survey of American usage, sponsored 
by the Council and now going forward 
under his direction. Mrs. Dubois repre- 
sented the Progressive Education Associa- 
tion at the session on constructing a cul- 
tural basis for the English and foreign 
language program. Dr. Rockwell was a 
discussion leader in the section considering 
guideposts to usage. Mr. Bates was in 
charge of the exhibit placed by the Mc- 
Cormick-Mateers Company, publishers. 

Charles E. Hilbish, superintendent of 
schools of Northumberland County. Pa., 
was united in marriage on August 6. 
193 7, with Miss Virginia E. Schoch, of 
New Hope, Pa. The marriage took place 
at Wentworth. N. C. Mrs. Hilbish is a 
graduate of Temple University, and has 
taught for several years in the public 
schools of Pottsgrove and New Hope. 
Mr. Hilbish, after teaching in Reedsville, 
Yeagertown, and Sunbury, Pa., and Ak- 
ron. Ohio, became assistant superintendent 
of Northumberland County schools fif- 
teen years ago. and served in that capacity 
for eleven years. Four years ago he was 
made superintendent. He has also served 
as president of the county superintend- 
ents' section of the Pennsylvania State 
Education Association. 


Raymond J. Maplesden's new address 
is 195 Claremont Ave., New York City. 


The death of Paul C. Snyder occur- 
red on January 29. He was formerly a 
teacher in the Mifflinburg and Danville 
High School. At the time of his death 
he was a member of the Bradford High 
School teaching staff. His death was the 
second in the faculty of the Bradford 
High School within three days. George 
E. Schilling, '00. principal of the school 
for the past 1 8 years having died on 
January 27. Surviving are his widow, 
a sister and a brother, Clarke Snyder, '07, 
of Lewisburg. 


Address change: Dr. Coleman J. Har- 
ris, 3810 Staunton Ave., Charleston, W. 


The wedding of Lucile June Welsh, 
dietitian at Kutztown State Teachers' Col- 
lege, and Bright W. Beck, head of the 
social science department of the college, 
was performed at the Little Church A- 
round the Corner, New York City, on. 
February 12. Mrs. Beck is a graduate 
of Stout Institute. Menominie. Wis., and 
Columbia University. Mr. Beck is a 
graduate of Kutztown State Teachers' 
College, Bucknell. and Columbia Univer- 
sities. He has been granted a leave of 
absence from Kutztown to study for a 
Doctor of Philosophy degree at New 
York University. The couple will re- 
side in New York. 


The death of Mrs. Mary Race Miller, 
formerly of Sparta, N. J., on June 15. 

193 7 has been reported. 

Mrs. Rachel Davis DuBois is the di- 
rector of the Commission on Intercultural 
Education of the Progressive Education 
Association, with headquarters in New 
York City. 


Clair Groover, Esq., promiment Lewis- 
burg attorney and active as chairman of 
the Union County Democratic commit- 
tee was recently appointed as chief counsel 
to the Review Board of the Unemploy- 
ment Compensation Insurance Depart- 
ment. This Department, recently orga- 
nized, is one of the important units of 
the state government and involves a highly 
systematized state-wide organization. The 
appointment for the Lewisburg man is 
of considerable importance and is the cul- 
mination of many years of active service 
in the ranks of the Democratic party. 

Willard L. Moyer may be addressed 
atl012 Morgan Ave., Drexel Hill. 


Samuel LeRoy Seeman was recently 
honored by being elected Vice President 
of the Pittsburgh Realty Board. 

Dr. Edward R. McNutt. formerly of 
Leechburg. Pa., died suddenly at his home 
on February 9th. 

Raymond E. Sprenkle lives at 2149 
Reyburn Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Howard C. Fisher is resident at 816 
Loraine Ave.. Springfield, 111. 


Chester F. Schroyer, supervising prin- 
cipal of the Emporium schools, died Janu- 
ary 29, following an illness of several 
years. He was formerly in educational 
work at Renovo. Knoxville. Boiling 
Springs, and Slippery Rock Teachers' 


New addresses: Warren F. Brooks, c/o 
Eagle Paper Co., Downingtpwn, Pa.; 
Mrs. Lawrence P. McCormack. nee' Van- 
Dyne, 848 Kimball Ave.. Westfield, N. J. 

DR. C. C. FRIES, '09 




Harry L. Nancarrow has moved from 
Logansport, Ind. to 86 North Drive, 
Buffalo. N. Y. 

Wilbur B. Ream is resident at 757 
New York Ave.. Altadena. Calif. 

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
William E. C. Speare on February 4. at 
the Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton. The 
new arrival is the second child in the 


Ralph Hartz is living at 1 1 8 Oley St.. 
Reading, Pa. 


Miss Pcrilla R. Harner is teaching 
Mathematics in the Altoona Senior High 
School. She lives at 1117 Sixth Ave.. 
Altoona. Pa. 


Earl S. Dunlap is employed as Super- 
intendent of Dyeing and Finishing by the 
Bell Knitting Corporation. He may be 
addressed at 301 Madison St., Sayre. 

Mr. Kermit L. Saxon, who is Chief 
of Payroll for the Bethlehem Steel Co.. 
Bethlehem, may be addressed at 407 N. 
Jerome St.. Allentown. 

Mrs. P. E. Axe has asked the Alumni 
Office to send Earl J. Axe's mail to 310 
Broadway, Homewood. Birmingham. Ala. 


A. W. Edgar who is foreman for the 
American Rolling Mill Co., lives on R. 
D. No. 6. Butler, Pa. 

Joseph R. Gardner has been appointed 
as the first superintendent of schools of 
School District One at Eastchester, N. Y. 
Mr. Gardner, who received a Bachelor 
of Arts degree here and then obtained a 
master's degree at Teachers College, Co- 
lumbia, has been supervising principal at 
Valley Stream since 1929. Before going 
to Vailev Stream he was principal of two 
elementary schools at East Rockaway. L. 
I. and coached three sports at East Rock- 
away High School. 


Eugene D. Carstater was given the de- 
gree of Ph.D. on July 22, 193 7 by the 
University of Minnesota on the basis of 
study in the fields of Education and Edu- 
cational Psychology and a thesis on "The 
Contribution of Concept Materials to a 
Comprehensive Examination in the Social 
Studies at the College Level". 

Mr. James H. Hand, Jr. is a fabrics 
salesman for the E. I. DuPont De Ne- 
mours 8 Co. He lives at 779 Hillside 
Ave., Glen Ellyn. 111. 

Robert D. Smink has been granted a 
year's leave of absence from his position in 
the mathematics department of the Wil- 
liamsport High School, and is doing grad- 
uate work in the Department of Educa- 
tion of the University of Chicago. 


Willard A. Laning. Jr.. is the proud 
father of a little girl, born January 17, 
1937. Bill is teaching Electrical Engin- 
eering in Gettysburg College. 

Dom B. Mare is employed as Invest- 
ment Reviewer by the Central Hanover 
Bank 8 Trust Co. He lives at 249 Ocean 
Parkway. Brooklyn, NY. 

Miss Elizabeth McCracken. head of the 
English Department of the Lewisburg 
High School and George Siess of New 
York City, a former resident of Lewis- 
burg, were united in marriage. Mr. Siess 


is a former guard at the Northeastern 
Penitentiary and is now employed by the 
Federal Government in New York City. 
Donald Wagner was appointed head 
of the new Pennsylvania Motor Police 
wireless and radio system. He was com- 
missioned a lieutenant. Wagner has been 
in the State Police force since 1934. 


Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Couch of Beth- 
lehem. Pa., have announced the arrival 
of a daughter, Virginia Ruth, on No- 
vember 26. Mrs. Couch is the former 
Ruth Bray. 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul M. Humphreys 
have changed their residence from Hunt- 
ingdon, Pa. (where Rev. Humphreys was 
Pastor of the First Baptist Church) to 
123 E. Ward St., Hightstown. N. J. 

Emil Kontz has accepted the call to 
the Lincoln Park Baptist Church of Cin- 
cinnati. Ohio. 

Dr. Wilbur S. Sheriff has been elected 
to both The American Philosophical Asso- 
ciation and The American Association 
for the Advancement of Science. 

Miss Mary Frances Stallings was mar- 
ried recently to Rev. Frank S. Johnston. 
Jr.. '28. of Washington. D. C. The 
ceremony was performed in the Calvary 
Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. William 
S. Abernethy, pastor of the church. After 
graduation at Bucknell, Mr. Johnston 
attended the Colgate-Rochester Divinity 
School. He is now an assistant to Dr. 
Abernethy. The couple are living at 1 1 
Nicholson St., N. W., Washington. D. C. 


Clarence A. Weymouth. Jr.. son of 
Clarence A. Weymouth. '00. the famous 
football player, is District Traffic Man- 
ager of the Eastern Air Lines at Rich- 
mond, Va. He lives at 900 W. Franklin 
St. Mr. Weymouth is the author of 
"What Plane is That?". 

The book is profusely illustrated with 
drawings that show the differences in 
shape, structure, power plants, markings, 
and so on of the different makes of planes. 


Miss Etta Fern Reno may be addressed 
c/o Westminster Choir School, Princeton, 
N. J. 

Charles M. Snyder, Jr. is teaching in 
the Milton High School. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Miss Helen E. Bell of Buffalo, 
N. Y. to Mr. Creo Baldwin of Ports- 
mouth, Va.. on August 31. 1937. in 
Washington. D. C. They are at home 
at 23 01 Charleston Ave., Portsmouth. 


Robert D. Grove has been recommended 
for his doctor of philosophy degree, hav- 
ing completed his requirements last se- 
mester at the graduate school of Syra- 
cuse University. Dr. Grove was recently 
appointed to the research staff of Wor- 
cester State Hospital at Worcester, Mass. 

At a tea given at the home of Mrs. 
Ruth Ross on Feb 5th. the engagement 
of her daughter, Miss Margaret VanDyke 
Ross to Dr. Andrew B. Steele, psychiatrist 
in the Public Health Service assigned to 
the Northeastern Penitentiary was an- 
nounced. They plan to be married in 

Charles McDowell Morris, alumni sec- 
retary for the past year and a half, has 
secured a position as psychologist at the 
Woods Schools at Langhorne, Pa., and 
has begun his work there. 

Mr. Morris received both his bachelor's 
and master's degrees at Bucknell. He has 
recently completed his work for the Doc- 
tor of Philosophy degree at New York 
University and has received his degree 
from that University. While engaged in 
graduate work for his advanced degree 
at N. Y. U.. Mr. Morris specialized in 
the study of psychology. 

At the Woods Schools, a private school 
for exceptional children, Mr. Morris will 
fill the newly-created post of psycholo- 
gist serving on the staff of Harewood, the 
department for boys. 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris have taken up 
their residence at Newton, Pa., a few miles 
from Langhorne. 


Mr. Charles S. Dice is teaching in Park- 
ers Landing. 

Gilbert Strauser, who has been in the 
employ of the Westinghouse Electric Com- 
pany, when he entered the company school 
at Pittsburgh last October, has recently 
been selected from 1 1 students for a posi- 
tion with Westinghouse International. His 
first assignment is to study foreign lan- 
guage abroad, after which he will be as- 
signed to a permanent position with a for- 
eign branch of the company. Strauser stu- 
died electrical engineering at Bucknell. 


Charles R. Bidelspacher of Williamsport 
was recently elected assistant city solicitor 
by the city council. He will serve a four 
year term as deputy to the senior solicitor. 

Robert N. Cook is an Instructor at 
Mercer University Law School. Macon, 

Mr. Benjamin R. McGrath whose mail- 
ing address is Room 449. Custom House, 
Denver, Colo., is Assistant Engineer for 
the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. 

Paul M. Showalter, Esq., of Lewisburg. 
will marry Miss S. Katherine Graham, of 
Port Royal, early this coming summer. He 
is a member of the Class of 1931. Miss 
Graham belonged to '33. She has been 
teaching in the Wellsboro High School 
since her graduation. Mr. Showalter is as- 
sociated with his father in the practice 
of law. 

MARCH, 1938 


Robert Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ralph Cook, of Vicksburg, was united in 
marriage on December 21 with Miss Mary 
Alice Rhodes, of Chattanooga, Tenn., at 
the bride's home. Mrs. Cook is a graduate 
of Duke University, where Mr. Cook con- 
tinued his studies after leaving Bucknell. 
He has a Duke law degree. 

Franklin H. Cook, A.B., Bucknell, 
LL.B., Duke, is now an instructor in ele- 
mentary accounting and business law at 
Pennsylvania State College. He purposes 
to continue his studies in accounting, with 
the idea of making this field his permanent 

Edmund Smith was appointed, early last 
January, to a position on the city council 
at Garwood, N. J. He is the only Repub- 
lican in an otherwise all Democratic body. 
His appointment by the mayor was unan- 
imously confirmed by the council. For 
some time past Mr. Smith has served on 
Mayor Fontenelli's committee which is en- 
deavoring to better the railroad transpor- 
tation facilities for Garwood commuters. 
When Frank Schoenwisner resigned from 
the council, upon moving from the town, 
the mayor at once selected Mr. Smith as 
his successor. The latter is associated with 
the Travelers Insurance Company. 

The Rev. James H. Davis, was recently 
installed as pastor of the Baptist Taber- 
nacle, Regent and Division Streets. Lee 
Park. He had previously been serving as 
pastor ad interim of the organization 
After leaving Bucknell. Mr. Davis studied 
at Crozer Theological Seminary. He was 
ordained to the ministry in the Upland 
Baptist Church May 19, 1937. 

Ralph M. Reish. of Lewisburg, former 
junior relief supervisor of the Northum- 
berland-Snyder-Union County area, has 
been provisionally appointed executive di- 
rector of the Union County Emergency 
Relief Administration. His office will be 
in Lewisburg. Mr. Reish will also direct 
the work of the Mothers' Assistance Fund 
in Union County. This work was under 
the guidance of the former Miss Elizabeth 
Ross, '3 5, who is now Mrs. Sinclair 


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Confer of Milton in November at the 
Evangelical Hospital. Paul is an instruc- 
tor on the Milton- High School faculty. 

Miss Helen M. Fry and Horace M. King 
were united in marriage February 5th 
in the Milton Evangelical Church. The 
ceremony was performed by Rev. W. I. 
Shambaugh, pastor of the church. Horace 
recently purchased the Lewisburg News 
Bureau and he and his bride will make 
their home in Lewisburg. 

Another wedding of interest to Buck- 
nellians is that of Mary Ellen Noll to Dr. 
Kenelm Benson on October 2nd. Mr. 
Benson has a Fellowship in Medicine at 
the Mayo Clinic. 

The marriage of Ruth Rippel and Gor- 
don Peters took place last June in St. 
Stephen's Episcopal Church. McKeesport, 
Pa. Before her marriage Mrs. Peters was 
teaching in a local school while Gordon 
is a chemist for the Gulf Oil Corporation 
in Philadelphia. They are living at 238 
Washington Terrace, Aubudon, N. J. 

W. Bruce Weale is taking graduate work 
at Columbia University and expects to se- 
cure his M.A. in June. 

Warren Young, who has been with the 
Gibson Theatre, a professional group of 
actors, since his graduation at Bucknell, 
came back to his Alma Mater to play the 
leading part in "Twelfth Night," when 
that play was produced by Cap and Dag- 

ger and the Artist Course, jointly, on Feb- 
ruary 16. 17, and 18. Young found his 
field through college theatrical opportuni- 
ties at Bucknell. He quickly sprang into 
favor with the campus Thespians. He has 
already appeared on Broadway, in a minor 
part, and has done considerable work in 
designing scenery for professional com- 


Mr. Martin P. Andrews is a salesman 
for Remington Rand, Inc. He is resident 
at 21 S. Windsor Ave., Atlantic City, N. 

Leonard V. Kachel is teaching public 
speaking and history in the Belleville High 
School. He was married last fall to Miss 
Ruth Beddow. They are making their 
home at 120 Rutgers St., Belleville, N. J. 

Miss Louise Arnold and W. Kemp 
Menefee were married on January 7th in 
the Lincoln Chapel of the New York 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, 
D. C. Bucknellians attending were Dr. 
and Mrs. Homer P. Rainey, Dr. Arthur L. 
Brandon '27 and Mrs. Brandon '16, Mar- 
garet Van Tuyl '33. Mr. Edward J. Frack 
'33, Aubrey Kemp '34, Mr. Leohardt 
Scheffler '35, and Mrs. Scheffler '33. all 
of Washington. The Reverend Peter Mar- 
shall officiated. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mene- 
fee were affiliated with the administrative 
staff of Bucknell University for several 
years, the bride as secretary to Dr. J. 
Hillis Miller, former dean of students, and 
Mr. Menefee as secretary to Dr. Homer P. 
Rainey, former president of Bucknell. Fol- 
lowing; the wedding, the couple left for a 
short honeymoon in Richmond, Va. 

Miss Jane Millikin is now employed 
as technician at the Columbia Medical 
Center in the Harkness Clinical Labora- 
tory. She resides at 5 39 E. 88th St., 
New York, N. Y. 

The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Ross 
and Sinclair Hook was solemnized at the 
home of the bride's mother. Mrs. L. H. 
Ross on January 14th. Rev. Edward L. 
Junkin, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church officiated. The bride was given in 
marriage by her brother, Hollis T. Ross 
'28 while Miss Margaret Ross '31, a sister 
was an attendant. They are living in 
Baltimore. Md. 

Miss Helen G. Godcharles, of Milton, 
recently became the bride of William Cur- 
tis Wagner, Jr., '3 6. of Watsontown. 
Mrs. Wagner is a member of Pi Beta Phi 
Her husband is a Phi Gamma Delta man. 
They went to California for their wed- 
ding trip, and will live in Los Angeles, 
at the Ambassador Arms Apartment, 700 
S. Westmoreland Avenue. 


Miss Marie G. Halpin is teaching 
French in the Seymour High School and 
resides at 3 8 William St.. Ansonia, Conn. 

The engagement of Betty Schilling '3 7 
to Hubbard Ruoff was announced on 
Christmas Day. 

Miss Elizabeth M. Sindle is teaching 
English in Ciales High School, Puerto 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Griffith have 
announced the birth of a baby daughter. 
Elizabeth Ann on January 24th at the 
Women's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. 
Griffith was the former Helen L. Morgan. 


Frank R. Moore, naval flier with 
Patrol Squadron 10 of the U. S. Navy, 
was a member of the crew of one of the 
18 planes that flew from San Diego, 
Calif., to Hawaii, on January 19, in the 

largest mass ocean flight that our Navy 
has attempted. Moore left Bucknell at the 
end of his sophomore year and entered 
the Navy flying service. He learned to 
fly while at Bucknell. his instructor being 
John Abiuso, of the Sunbury airport. 

Joseph H. Rosati is teaching in the 
Rumson High School, at Rumson, N. J. 
His address is 22 Leighton Ave., Red 
Bank, N. J. In addition to conducting 
courses in biology and history, he assisted 
in coaching the football team. 

Hugh Whiting Davis is an aircraft 
pilot and instructor at the Binghamton, 
N. Y. airport. His home is at Dushorc, 

Eugene J. Gillespie, who was gradu- 
ated with the degree Sc.B. in Biology, is 
now a student at the Temple Medical 
School. Temple University. Philadelphia. 
His Philadelphia address is 3 23 2 North 
16th St. His home is at 124 South Pine 
St.. Hazleton, Pa. 

Elmer Rockhill Biddle, Jr.. is a cash- 
ier's clerk at 59 Maiden Lane, New York 
City. He lives at 911 Berckman St., 
Plainfield, N. J. He is with the Home 
Insurance Co. 

Robert Bonn, who was graduated with 
the degree of Sc.B. in Chemical Engineer- 
ing, is now working for the Acme Ap- 
pliance Co., in Pittsburgh. Pa. His ad- 
dress is 553 5 Forbes St.. in that city. 

Estelle Edith DiPetrillo. a Commerce 
and Finance graduate, is working as a 
secretary with the Home Insurance Co., of 
New York, at 256 Broadway. She lives 
at 228 East 23rd St.. Paterson, N. J. 

Heister Hower Drum is now a cadet 
at West Point Military Academy. His 
home is at Mifflinvillc, Pa. 

Joseph C. Duddy is working as an 
engineer for the Electric Storage Battery 
Co.. at 19th St. and Allegheny Ave., 
Philadelphia. His home is at 100 Henry 
St.. Plains, Pa. 

Marguerite Louise Englehart. who was 
graduated with the degree A.B.. spent 
the past summer traveling abroad. She 
is now back in this country. 

Warren E. Fairfield is now a dis- 
patcher with the American Brass Co.. of 
Buffalo, N. Y. He was a chemical en- 
gineering student. 

Walter Rothrock Grier. who last June 
won his bachelor's degree in chemical en- 
gineering, is an actor with the Summer 
Stock Co. Last summer he played at the 
Grove Theatre, Nuangola. Pa. He is fol- 
lowing dramatic work in New York City 
this winter. After setting out to be a 
chemist, he found, through experience 
with Cap and Dagger at Bucknell, that 
he was possessed of real dramatic talent, 
and has entered the theatrical field per- 

David W. Graham, is now serving as 
minister and missionary with the Ameri- 
can Baptist Karen Mission, at Shegyin. 
Burma. He expects to remain in that 
country until 1942. His home is in Oil 
City, Pa. 

Florence N. Green is now Mrs. Robert 
Fulton Safford. Her husband is a con- 
struction engineer. They have been living 
at the Seville Apartments. Hollidaysburg. 
Pa. She and her husband expect to move 
to Phillipsburg, Pa., where Mr. Safford 
will take charge of another construction 
job. They were married on October 16, 

Ellen Gronemeyer was appointed a 
staff worker in training at a recent meet- 
ing of the board of directors of the Family 
Welfare Association of Scranton. Pa. The 
appointment was recommended by the 


Rev. Dr. Robert P. Kreitler, rector of 
St. Luke's Church, of that city, who is 
chairman of the personnel committee. 

Jean Alice Hamilton is now Mrs. Titus 
O. Griffiths. Her husband is an engineer 
with the Hudson Coal Co. They live at 
200 Third St., Olyphant, Pa. Mrs. Grif- 
fiths left college in the fall of 1935 to 
be married. 

George Edward Hartman, who is back 
at Bucknell this year in an effort to secure 
a Master's degree next June, has recently 
been elected to membership in the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. 

Charles George Hewitt, Sc.B. in Chem- 
ical Engineering, is now a planning and 
scheduling engineer at Salem, N. J. 

Michael John Hynda, who has received 
his LL.B. from the Law School of the 
University of Newark, is now serving in 
a legal clerkship in preparation for his 
admission to the New Jersey bar. He 
lives at 1 1 5 Fleming Ave., Newark. He 
writes that he wishes be were back at 

Ida Laura Lange is employed in the 
office of the DuPont Manufacturing Co., 
in Wilmington. Her business address is 
Nemours Building. Room 2420. She 
lives at 1402 Hamilton St., Wilmington. 

Emeline Leinbach, of Watsontown, Pa., 
spent her freshman year fl 933-34) at 
Bucknell, and then transferred to Duke 
University, where she earned the degree 
Sc.B. in Biology, this last autumn entered 
the Yale University School of Nursing. 

Kent Leinbach, also of Watsontown, 
after receiving his degree ^A.B. in Biology, 
last June, did graduate work in bac- 
teriology at Pennsylvania State College 
during the past summer. 

Melvin P. Lytle a Commerce and Fi- 
nance graduate, is doing office and cleri- 
cal work for the G. A. Zimmers Library 
Co., at 828 28th St., Altoona, Pa. He 
lives at 1109 25th Ave., Altoona. 

E. Marcan McCutcheon, who left col- 
lege early in his course to enter business, 
has been the proprietor of an electrical 
appliance shop for more than two years. 
Last July he married Mary Wylie, a Hood 
College graduate. They live in New Ken- 
sington, Pa. 

Sarah Jane Maddern is a free lance 
writer, with offices at 155 East 34th St.. 
New York City. Her home address is Box 
217, Mountain View, N. J. She expected 
to enter New York University for the sec- 
ond semester of the current college year. 

John Pangburn Mathias is an office 
worker on statistical records in the P.S. 
F.S. Building, at 12th and Market St., 
Philadelphia. He lives at 6944 Hegerman 
St., Tacony, Philadelphia. 

Frances A. Mills is a secretary. Her 
permanent address is at 80 First St.. New 
Dorp, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Mabel B. Nylund, who was graduated 
with an A.B., remains at Bucknell as a 
clerk in administration. She lives at 206 
South 6th St.. Lewisburg. 

Kathryn Elizabeth Rice, an A.B. gradu- 
ate, teaching art in Bridgeport, 111., in 
connection with her work in English in- 
struction. Her Pennsylvania home is in 

William L. Roberts, who took his 
Sc.B. in Commerce and Finance, has gone 
on with his studies along the line of 
business. At present he is enrolled in the 
Harvard Business School, in Boston. His 
Harvard address is E. 31 Chase Hall. 

John H. Robertson, a Commerce and 
Finance graduate, is now assistant man- 
ager of the Manhattan Manufacturing 

Co., with a business address at 110 Nel- 
son Ave., Jersey City, N. J. His per- 
manent address is 115 Grace St., in that 

Carol Elizabeth Rockwell, a daughter 
of former Professor Leo L. Rockwell who 
is now teaching at Colgate University. 
is at the University of Michigan, where 
she is working for her A.B. degree. She 
expects to be graduated this coming June. 
Frances Eugene Rockwell, another 
daughter of Dr. Leo Rockwell, also at- 
tended the University of Michigan. She 
was there last summer, after her gradu- 
ation at Bucknell, working toward an 
M.A. degree. 

Albert F. Rohlfs, who was graduated 
at Bucknell with the degree of Sc.B. in 
Electrical Engineering, is now a student 
engineer for the plant of General Elec- 
tric Co., at Lynn, Mass. He is a Penn- 
sylvanian, his home being in Wilkes- 

Virginia Root, A.B. in Economics, now 
has a position as secretary and stenog- 

M. Marie Schaff, A.B., is working 
with Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa., 
in the double capacity of secretary and 
reporter. Her address is 149 Fifth Ave.. 

Constance Seely. A.B.. is in New York, 
acquiring a knowledge of magazine pub- 
lishing. Her address is 119 East 64th 
St. Miss Seely's father is well known 
as a newspaper publisher in Waverly, N. 
Y., and is one of the principal promoters 
of the country weekly magazine supple- 
ment called Town. Miss Seely has been 
closely associated with her father in his 
journalistic efforts. 

Harland G. Shuse, who was graduated 
with an electrical engineering degree, is 
now employed in the electrical laboratory 
of the General Cable Corporation, in 
Perth Amboy. N. J. 

Clarence John Sweeney, graduate in 
chemical engineering, is now a member 
of the Bethlehem Steel Company's train- 
ing course for its young engineers. His 
address is 427 Cherokee St., Bethlehem. 

Charles I. Vogel, a biology graduate, 
is working for the Silver Alloy Corpora- 
tion, at 90 John St., New York City. 

George U. Wakefield, Jr., is a bank 
clerk, with the Provident Trust Co.. 163 2 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Paul R. Walton is a chemist for the 
Ethyl Gasoline Corporation, with his ad- 
dress at 1101 West St., Wilmington. Del. 

Sarah E. Weller, who prepared for 
teaching, had her first practical experience 
when she acted as substitute teacher in 
the Kingston, Pa., High School last fall. 
She taught first year algebra. She is 
temporarily working in the general clerical 
department of the American Stores Co., 
in Wilkes-Barre. 

Don H. Witherspoon is in the auto- 
mobile business at 5 35 Beaver St.. Sc- 
wickley, Pa. 

O. Harriet Speyer has been for some 
months traveling in Germany and other 
European countries. Mail can be ad- 
dressed to her in care of The American 
Express, Berlin, Germany. A short time 
ago she wrote a very interesting account 
of her experiences for publication in The 
Bucknellian. She reports that she is liv- 
ing with relatives in Berlin and she has 
now acquired sufficient command of the 
German language to get along without 
difficulty. She was less fortunate in 



Dr. Paul Jeremiah Pontius, celebrated 
specialist in diseases of the eye, and eye 
surgeon, died recently in Philadelphia, 
where for many years he had lived and 
served as surgeon and president of the 
Wills Eye and Ear Hospital. He was 
about 70 years of age. 

He was graduated from Bucknell in 
1888. Three years later he added to 
his A.B. degree that of A.M., also from 
Bucknell. And in 193 2 his Alma Mater 
bestowed upon him the honorary degree 
Sc.D. Thus he was one of the few 
persons who held three degrees from 
Bucknell. In addition, he held the degree 
M.D., which he earned at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

Beginning quite early to specialize in 
diseases of the eye, he became well known 
as an eye doctor, and eventually was one 
of the leading eye surgeons and doctors 
in Philadelphia. This field of interest 
naturally drew him into close relationship 
with the eye hospital, and for many years 
he was chief surgeon there, as well as 
president of the organization. 

He married Miss Lillian Cook, who 
preceded him in death. His body was 
interred in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery. 


Willard M. Bunnell, Esq., '97, one 
of Scranton's best known citizens, died 
on February 4 at his home, 410 Clay 
Ave., Scranton, after suffering a para- 
lytic stroke four days previously. He was 
64 years old. He is survived by his 
widow and two sons. 

The deceased was born on January 14, 
1874, at Dimock, Susquehanna County, 
Pa. He came from outstanding New 
England stock. He was the son of Wil- 
liam J. Bunnell, who was a direct de- 
escendant of William Bunnell, a founder 
of New Haven. Conn., in 163 9. Mr. 
Bunnell's father was for many years edi- 
tor and proprietor of the Montrose Rec- 
ord, the leading Susquehanna County 

Upon his graduation from Montrose 
High School, young Bunnell went to 
Keystone Academy, and later entered Buck- 
nell. He at once became a leader, and all 
through his college days was outstanding. 
A member of Phi Gamma Delta social 
fraternity, he became class president in 
his sophomore year. He played on the 
baseball team, was a member of the track 
team, played football and was captain of 
the varsity, and was student director of 
the gymnasium. In music he was like- 
wise outstanding, for he possessed a very 
unusual tenor voice, of great sweetness 
and strength. Indeed, his fine singing 
ability played no small part in his suc- 
cess in life. He sang in the Chapel Choir 
and the Glee Club, and was the leader 
of the latter organization by the time he 
was a sophomore. He became leader of the 
University Band. He played in the col- 
lege orchestra, and he was the leading 
figure and editor in the production of the 
first Bucknell song book. With it all 
he was a good student. 

In business life he was just as success- 
ful as he had been in college. He was 
one of the organizers of the Anthracite 
Trust Company, which went to the wall 
during the depression of 19 29, and he 


served as vice president of the organiza- 
tion. He was identified with many other 
enterprises, and stood high as a lawyer. 
During the World War he acted as Scran- 
ton chairman for the third and fourth 
Liberty Loan drives. He was assistant 
manager of the Lackawanna County 
Victory Loan drive, and Red Cross chair- 
man for the county. 

A Democrat in politics, he was elected 
prothonotary of Lackawanna County in 
1909. In 1913 he was the candidate 
for the mayoralty on the first nonpartisan 
ticket ever launched in Scranton. but 
failed to win. 

He was connected with many fraternal 
orders, including the Masons, the Odd 
Fellows, the Elks, Knights of Pythias, 
P.O.S. of A., Sons of America, and other 
societies. He was the first vice president 
of the Scranton Kiwanis Club, and was 
a member of the New England Society. 
He was a member of the Episcopal 


Mrs. Lucy Bailey Harris, widow of 
the late Dr. John Howard Harris, for 
thirty years president of Bucknell Uni- 
versity, died on January 26 at the home 
of her eldest son, Reese Harris. '03, Scran- 
ton attorney, and former member of the 
Board of Trustees. Mrs. Harris was al- 
most 80 years of age, and death was due 
to the infirmities of old age. 

Following the funeral services in her 
son's home, Mrs. Harris was brought to 
Lewisburg, for interment in the family 
burial plot in the Lewisburg cemetery. 
Through the courtesy of President Marts, 
her body was first brought to the presi- 
dential residence, where she had lived and 
graciously presided for so many years, 
and where scores of her friends came to 
say a last good bye. After an impressive 
service there, the funeral party moved on 
to the cemetery, where the body was laid 
at rest beside that of her late husband. 
The pallbearers were six of her own 

Few women who have presided in the 
home of Bucknell's president have won 
such affectionate regard from Bucknell 
supporters, friends, and alumni as Mrs. 
Harris won. Gentle, kindly, intelligent, 
she came to the campus with her husband 
from the Keystone Academy, where he had 
been principal before he became president 
of the college. Accustomed to students 
and student ways, she entered heartily 
into the life of the campus. For thirty 
years, while her husband was president, 
and for five years more, while he was 
still teaching here after retiring from the 
presidency. Mrs. Harris lived on the 
campus, in friendly touch with the stu- 
dent body. During those years the col- 
lege proper grew from an institution of 
approximately 70 to be a group of more 
than 700. Thus she came to know a great 
army of Bucknellians. 

Mrs. Harris was the mother of eight 
sons, seven of whom are living. Dr. 
Harris had, in addition, two other child- 
ren by a former wife. They are Herbert 
Harris, Esq., and Dr. Mary Harris, head 
of the Federal Institution for Women at 
Alderson. W. Va. All of these children 
were graduated from Bucknell, and the 
family is still represented on the Board 
of Trustees by Dr. Mary Harris. 

Dr. Harris was not only president of 
Bucknell, but was also an alumnus, for 
he was graduated from the University in 
1869, when he was still very youthful. 

Afrs. Lucy Bailey Harris 

Harris Hall, one of the dormitories for 
women, was named in his honor by the 
Board of Trustees. 


Dr. Herbert C. Stanton. '97. for the 
past thirty years medical director of the 
Burn Brae Sanitarium, in Primos. Pa.. 
died recently at the age of sixty- four. 

Dr. Stanton came from a family which 
was closely tied to Bucknell University. 
Flis elder sister, Mrs. Evelyn Stanton 
Gundy, was graduated from Bucknell in 
1890, being the fourth woman graduate 
of the college and the first woman to 
whom a scholarship prize was awarded. 
Seven years later she became the first dean 
of the college women, retaining that po- 
sition until 1904 when she was married 
to Dr. Charles A. Gundy. '93. Lewis- 
burg physician. Two brothers and an- 
other sister, Mary, '07. now married, 
who became preceptress of the Institute, 
also attended Bucknell. 

Dr. Stanton came to Bucknell from 
Keystone Academy, and after his gradua- 
tion here earned his medical degree at the 
University of Pennsylvania. After fol- 
lowing a general practice for several 
years he built up a private sanitarium of 
his own. 

He was a member of the Philadelphia 
Zoological Society, the Phi Gamma Delta 
social fraternity, the Sons of the War of 
1812, the Philadelphia Psychiatry So- 
ciety, and the Rose Tree Hunt Club. He 
lived on the sanitarium grounds at Oak 
Lane and the Baltimore Pike, Primos. 

Dr. Stanton is survived by his widow, 
Elsie M. Stanton, his sisters. Mrs. Gundy 
and Mrs. John Speicher (Mary Stanton) 
of Reading, one brother. Frank W. Stan- 
ton, '0 2. Cleveland attorney, and his 
five sons and two daughters. 


A Bucknellian who not only made a 
success of his life, but who also made 
a deep impress upon his community, was 
George E. Schilling, '00, late principal 
of the Bradford. Pa.. Senior High School 
who died on January 27 at the Bradford 
Hospital, where he had been a patient 
for several days. He had been ill for a 

Early in life he acquired the habit 
of making himself felt. Born in Cumber- 
land, Md., June 20, 1871. he passed 
through the grammar school to the Mt. 
Pleasant Institute, in Western Pennsylva- 
nian, and from there to Bucknell Univer- 
sity, where he covered the usual four-year 

course in three years, being graduated in 
June, 1900. Not only was he outstand- 
ing as a student here, but he was also 
a leader in college music circles. He sang 
in the Glee Club, was leader of the Man- 
dolin and Guitar Club, played in the 
college orchestra, and was a member of 
the chapel choir. He served as a reporter 
on the Orange and Blue (now The 
Bucknellian) , and took part in interclass 
track sports. He was a member of the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

Following his graduation, he attended 
Crozer Theological Seminary for one 
term. He had some experience in busi- 
ness. For a time he was secretary of the 
Y.M.C.A. at Franklin. Then he turned 
to teaching and secured a position on the 
Franklin High School faculty, where he 
taught for three and a half years. Mean- 
time, he took up advanced work at Buck- 
nell, and in 1920 gained his Master of 
Arts degree here. At once he became prin- 
cipal of the Bradford High School, which 
position he retained to the day of his 
death, making a deep impression on both 
students and townsfolk in that city. 

Perhaps nothing better shows the af- 
fection in which he was held than two 
editorials that were printed in the Brad- 
ford Era immediately after his death. 
One, written by a high school student, 
and published under the title "Lost — 
A Friend," said, in part: 'A more broad- 
minded person never lived. Our troubles 
at school became mere trifles when we 
were in his presence and listened to his 
words of encouragement and guidance. 
Being sent to the office for some form of 
misconduct ceased to be a thought of 
entering our 'chamber of torture' because 
once there we were immediately put at 
ease. He heard our side of the story, 
and being the fair-minded person that 
he was, he gave us a fair trial." 

The newspaper itself, in commenting 
editorially upon Mr. Schilling's death, 
remarked: "During his eighteen years of 
loving labor in this city in the profession 
which he preferred above all others, Mr. 
Schilling won the unstinted admiration 
and respect of all who know him per- 
sonally, or who knew of his work in the 
local high school. . . . His advice and 
counsel were constantly sought, not only 
by students, whose educational destinies 
he painstakingly guided, but by many 
more mature citizens as well." 

Horace B. King, '08, Harrisburg cor- 
poration tax lawyer, died on January 
11, in the Harrisburg Hospital, at the 
age of 54, from a chronic heart ailment. 
He is survived by his widow and six 
children, one of whom, Horace B. King, 
attended Bucknell for a while and has 
just taken over the Lewisburg News 

The deceased started life in a little 
farmhouse at King's Corners, near East 
Smethport. Pa. Beginning his schooling 
in a typical one-room country school, 
across the road from his father's home, he 
pushed on to the Smethport High School, 
from which he was graduated at the age 
of 15. After teaching country schools 
for three years and also working in Smeth- 
port stores, he entered Bucknell in the 
fall of 1904. In three years he had se- 
cured practically all the credits he needed 
for graduation, though he did not get 
his degree until 1098. Meantime, he was 
working in the Dickinson Law School, 
from which he was graduated in 1910. 
He was a member of the varsity baseball 

team during most of his time at Bucknell. 

After leaving Dickinson, Mr. King 
joined United States Senator James J. 
Davis in developing the Order of Moose 
throughout the country. In 1915 he was 
admitted to the Dauphin County bar, and 
with Attorney Edward Barnitz formed 
a firm for the practice of corporation tax 

Not long after leaving Dickinson, Mr. 
King married Miss Rose Vanderbilt Mc- 
Kcehan, of Carlisle, who survives him. 
In 1925 he built a pretentious house on 
the Harrisburg waterfront. Constructing 
a tennis court on his grounds, he took up 
the game, and although he had never 
played previously, he speedily became an 
outstanding player. Mr. King was a 
member of the Market Square Presby- 
terian Church, and was active in church 


Edwin C. Reber, '10, of Vineland, 
N. J., died recently at the U. S. Naval 
Hospital in Philadelphia, after a long 
illness. He was 49 years old. He had 
long been under treatment for serious lung 

Mr. Reber was the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. H. L. Reber, of Vineland, in which 
town his father was once supervising prin- 
cipal of schools. Starting his college ca- 
reer at Lehigh, the deceased transferred to 
Bucknell, where he was graduated. His 
activities were varied. For a time he 
taught mathematics. He was engaged in 
business. He also served as a boro com- 
missioner of Vineland. 

Enlisting in the navy early in the 
World War, he served on differenct sub- 
marine chasers off the New Jersey coast, 
and later was on duty at New London, 
Conn., in Bermuda, Portugal, and Gib- 
raltar. Ever since the war he has been 
active in promoting the welfare of veter- 
ans. Besides belonging to the Adolph 
Phillips Navy Club, the Theodore Roose- 
velt Post of the American Legion, the Van 
Deusen Post of the V.F.W., he was active 
in the Kiwanis and other organizations, 
and belonged to the Vineland Masonic 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. 
Alva Reber, his widow, Mrs. Sarah Reber, 
a brother, Guy Reber, of Haddonfield, 
N. J., and three children. He was given 
a military funeral and interred in Siloam 


Charles Clifford Gillette, Sr., '17. 
World War veteran and son-in-law of 
William B. Reed, president of the Central 
Trust Company of Altoona. died suddenly 
at his home, 525 Hickory St., Hollidays- 
burg. recently of a heart attack. 

Mr. Gillette was born September 1 , 
1895, at Rushville, N. Y., the son of 
William Winfield Gillette and Mabel 
Olmstead Gillette. He was an electrical en- 
gineer and was graduated from Bucknell 
University in 1917. He was manager 
of the research department of the Pitts- 
burgh Railways Company, leaving this 
position in 1926 to become vice president 
of the Wheeling Public Service Company. 

In 1929, he became manager of the 
Rachford Electric Company, Rachford, 
111., later becoming chief engineer of the 
American States Public Service Company. 
At the time of his death he was employed 
by the Pennsylvania Edison Company. 

He had an excellent war record, serving 
in the World War as captain of the fourth 
infantry, third division, United States 
Army. He served overseas for two years, 
being for ten months with the army of 
occupation, stationed at Andermach. 

He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon 
Baptist Church at Dormont, Pa., a 
member of the Sbriners — Scottish Rite, 
and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. 

The survivors are his wife, Camilla 
Bunker Reed, '18, and the following 
children: Camilla B.; Helen T., C. Clif- 
ford, Jr., Priscilla H., and Sara, at home; 
also by one sister and two brothers: Mrs. 
Cernon Hafler; Frank Gillette, and Wil- 
liam Gillette, of New York state. 


Martin K. Mohler, '21, a department 
manager for the Fisher Body Company, 
died December 13 th last, in a Cleveland 
hospital following an operation for acute 
appendicitis. He was the husband of 
Elthera Corson Mohler, ' 20, and the 
son-in-law of Dr. E. S. Corson, '92. of 
Bridgeton, N. J. His home was at 
13902 Castalia Ave., Cleveland. He is 
survived by his widow and one son, and 
also by both parents and two brothers 
and two sisters. 

Mr. Mohler came to Bucknell from 
Ephrata, Pa., where he was born, and 
where he was graduated from the local 
high school. At Bucknell he earned the 
degree of Sc.B. in Mechanical Engineering. 
During the World War he served in the 
U. S. Navy. In December, following his 
graduation from Bucknell, he secured a 
position as die maker's helper in the 
Fisher Body tool room. Two months 
later he became a foreman in the press 
room, and a few months later was ad- 
vanced to be schedule clerk of the press 
department. In quick succession he stepped 
upward from one rank to another, and on 
March 1, 1924, was made assistant sup- 
erintendent of the shipping department. 
At the time of his death he was superin- 
tendent of the shipping, receiving, stores, 
and salvage departments. His technical 
ability was supplemented by a pleasing 

Mr. Mohler was active in the work of 
the Y.M.C.A., the Rotary Club, and the 
American Legion. He was also an active 
alumnus of Bucknell. He was a member 
of the First Baptist Church, and was 
much interested in the welfare of the 
Fisher Body Company employees. 


William C. Litterer. '22, Virginia 
district manager of the Atlantic Refining 
Company, died on January second at his 
home in Richmond, after a long illness. 
He was 41 years old. He is survived by 
his widow, two daughters, and three sons. 

A graduate of the high school in his 
native town of Danville, Mr. Litterer 
entered Bucknell as an engineering student 
and was graduated with the degree of 
Sc.B. in Chemical Engineering. Selecting 
the petroleum field for his work, he was 
soon employed by the Atlantic Refining 
Company, and for thirteen years he was 
associated with that organization. 

He was a World War veteran, having 
served in the Twenty-eighth Division 
Field Artillery, A.E.F. He was a member 
of Richmond Post No. 1 of the Ameri- 
can Legion, a Mason, a member of Lamb- 
da Chi Alpha, and a Presbyterian. 

ItcklLCii cr^4~L 


will be gratified at the result of the selective admission plan of se- 
curing students for their Alma Mater, and will be pleased at the 
showing that incoming students have been making, during Freshman 
Week, when given the psychological examination urged by the 
American Council on Education. 

According to a report on scholastic matters at Bucknell, made 
to the Bucknell Board of Trustees last December by Dean R. H. 
Rivenburg. Bucknell freshmen have made a very striking record, 
as the following extract from that report shows: "It is interesting 
and gratifying to note that the median score of the entire 19,600 
students in various colleges was 163. whereas the median score of 
the entire Bucknell freshman class was 183. Of these 333 Buck- 
nell freshmen, 61, or one-fifth, stood in the upper 10 per cent of 
these 19,600 students, who represented 133 colleges. In all these 
colleges only one student made a score higher than 369 in these 
American Council examinations. In the entire United States only 
13 students made grades of 340 to 349. Two of these were Buck- 
nell students. Thirty-six made scores of 330 to 339, of whom 
three were Bucknell students. Of the 62 students ranking highest 
among these 133 colleges, Bucknell has five. Of the 116 students 
who stood highest in the entire United States, Bucknell has eight." 



MAY, 1938 

■No, .5 

Come Back For Commencement ;j,vers 'tv 

Meet your Classmates Alumni Day 
See the New Gym Dedicated 


cement on Monday, June 13. will make his- 
tory in a very special sense this year. Not only 
will it mark the graduation of the university's 
eighty-eighth class of seniors but. as an added fea- 
ture, will include the naming and dedication of the 
new gymnasium, where the exercises are to be held. 
We know that you will want to have a part in 
this happy time and that you will make an extra 
effort to return to the campus for the occasion. 

Beginning with the Trustee-Faculty Dinner on 
Friday evening, June 10, a full program has been 
planned for Commencement week-end, with the 
gymnasium dedication as the climax. To add to 
the excitement, the Trustees have decided to keep 
secret the name selected for the gym until the dedi- 
catory ceremony actually takes place. 


The Commencement speaker this year will be Dr. 
Frank Pierrepont Graves, President of the Univer- 
sity of the State of New York and Commissioner 
of Education, an outstanding figure in the educa- 
tional world. His address alone will make it worth 
your while to attend Commencement. 

Alumni Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 

12, with fifteen classes scheduled to hold reunions. 
The success of last year's general alumni luncheon 
in the college dining hall has resulted in the planning 
of a similar affair for this year, when reunion 
classes will have their own tables. 

Other important events listed for Saturday in- 
clude the meeting of the Board of Trustees, the busi- 
ness meetings of the Alumni and Alumnae Associa- 
tions, a music recital, band concert, fraternity sym- 
posia, and the annual Commencement play, "Hay 
Fever" by Noel Coward. 

President Arnaud C. Marts will make the Bacca- 
laureate address in the Methodist Church, Sunday 
morning and will entertain at the President's annual 
reception in the afternoon. Joseph Haydn's "The- 
resian Mass" has been chosen as the oratorio for Sun- 
day evening. 

The Commencement procession Monday morning 
will form on the Women's Quadrangle and will 
then proceed to the new gymnasium for Bucknell's 
first indoor Commencement in recent years, when 
approximately 210 students will be awarded dip- 
lomas. The Corporation dinner in the college dining 
hall will follow the exercises. 

All in all, it will be a glorious week-end — So 
Come Back for Commencement. 

President Arnaud C. Marts 

Dear Bucknellians: 

This is your Alma Mater's official invita- 
tion and my warm personal urging to attend 
the 88th Annual Commencement exercises of 
Bucknell to be held 

JUNE 11 


13, 1938. 

A complete program of events is printed 
herewith. An added feature this year will be 
the dedication of the new Gymnasium. 

It is an inspiration to all of us here at Lewis- 
burg, faculty and students alike, to see large 
numbers of Alumni return for the ceremonies 
and reunions that mark the culmination of the 
academic year. 

Come back, all who can! 
With kind regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

V/w^_^_A Q raster 




Class of 1863 
Class of 1868 

Class of 1873 

Class of 1878 

Class of 1883 

Class of 1888 

Class of 1893 

Class of 1898 
Institute '98 

Class of 1903 
Class of 1908 

Class of 1913 
Class of 1918 
Class of 1923 

Class of 1928 

Class of 1933 


Mrs. C. S. Wolfe (only living 

Dr. Charles H. Shivers ( on iy 
Mrs. G. M. Murray 

Mr. William C. Walls 

Rev. W. K. Lord 

Mr. Charles E. Stein 

Rev. Wm. H. Clipman, 
Secretary of the Class 

Mr. C. Dale Wolfe 

Mrs. M. L. Drum 
Miss Louise Lawshe 

Prof. Walter K. Rhodes, 
President of Class 

Prof. Paul G. Stolz 

Secretary of the Class 
Dr. Winfield S. Booth 

Mr. Charles A. Fryling 

Prof. William Thomas Johnson 

Mrs. L. LaRue Bailey, 
Secretary of the Class 

Mrs. H. M. Marsh, Jr., 
Secretary of the Class 

Miss Ann Ferucci, 

Secretary of the Class- 

Reunion Luncheon will be held at 


living members) 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 
(50th Anniversary) 

Women's College Dining Room 

Lewisburg Inn 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 
Hotel Lewisburger 

Silver Anniversary 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 

Women's College Dining Room 


Send in Your Reservation Now 

If you have not already done so, 
mail your luncheon reservation at 
once to the Alumni Office. With 
the exception of two groups, all 
of the reunion luncheons will be 
held in the college dining hall, 
where special tables will be pro- 
vided, so that classmates may sit 
together. The price of the lunch- 
eon will be seventy-five cents. 

All Alumni Are Invited 

You are cordially invited to at- 
tend the Alumni Luncheon Sat- 
urday noon even though yours is 
not a reunion class. All you need 

to do is to send to the Alumni 
Office your name and the number 
of places you wish reserved. 

To Honor Fifty-Year Class 

Members of the Class of 1888, 
the 50-year class, have been in- 
vited to be the President's guests 
at Commencement. Invitations 
have gone to 15 members of this 
group. They include 7 graduates, 
5 non-graduates, and three grad- 
uates of the Institute. 

Meet After Lunch 

Many of the reunion groups 
will want to get together after 

the luncheon for informal meet- 
ings. Rooms where such meetings 
may be held will be assigned to 
any of the classes requesting them. 

Rooms for the Week-end 

There will be available in the 
dormitories a few rooms for Com- 
mencement visitors. Also, the A- 
lumni Office will be glad to re- 
serve rooms downtown for alum- 
ni who request them. If you want 
a room reserved for you, either in 
the dormitory or in a private 
home, please notify the Alumni 
Office. A deposit of one dollar, 
sent to this Office, will reserve a 
room for you. 

MAY, 1931 


(Eastern Standard Time) 


7:00 p.m. Trustee-Faculty Dinner - Dining Hall 


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9:00 a.m. Meeting of the Board of Trustees President's House 

11:00 a.m. Business Meeting of General Alumnae Association Larison Hall 

12:30 p.m. General Alumni and Alumnae Reunion Luncheon Dining Hall 

3:0c p.m. Meeting of the Alumni Council and the General Alumni Association 

Bucknell Hall 

4:00 p.m. Musical Recital. Department of Music Baptist Church 

5:00-6:30 p.m. Concert. Bucknell University Band Loomis Field 

6:00 p.m. Fraternity Symposia 

9:00 p.m. Presentation of Cap and Dagger Play, "Hay Fever" — Noel Coward 

High School Auditorium 


10:00 a.m. Academic Procession 

10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Address - Methodist Church 

President Arnaud Cartwright Marts 

3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. President's Reception - President's House 

4:30 p.m. Concert, Mixed Chorus, Girls' and Men's Glee Clubs Women's Campus 

8:00 p.m. Oratorio. "Theresian Mass" — Joseph Haydn Baptist Church 


9:00 a.m Academic Procession 

9:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises - New Gymnasium 

Address by 

Frank Pierrepont Graves, Ph.D., Litt.D.. L.H.D. 
President of the University of the State of New York and Commissioner 
of Education 

11:30 a.m. Dedication and Ceremony of Naming the New Gymnasium 

12:30 p.m. Corporation Dinner - _'____ Dining Hall 

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Alumni Monthly 




Editor s Corner 

SUMMER SCHOOL is in full swing 
as we write. More than 550 stu- 
dents, the largest number in the 
history of the summer session, are en- 
rolled for the six-weeks' course. Dr. 
Frank G. Davis is again directing the ses- 
sion. Commencement is scheduled for 
Friday. August 5. with President Marts 
as the speaker. 

AND by the way, that title "Presi- 
dent" Marts sounds pretty fine, 
doesn't it? Acting President Marts 
finally yielded to the combined pleas of 
alumni, students, faculty members, and 
trustees, and agreed to accept the presi- 
dency on April 7. The University is 
being widely congratulated on its good 
fortune in persuading Mr. Marts to be- 
come its permanent leader. To alumni 
everywhere the announcement came as ex- 
tremely welcome news, and brought to 
our President renewed pledges of support 
from students, faculty, and alumni alike. 

THE Alumni Luncheon is here to stay! 
We refer, of course, to the annual 
luncheon of the Alumnae and Alum- 
ni Associations held in the college dining 
hall on the Saturday of Commencement 
week-end. Introduced last year as an ex- 
periment, the luncheon this year attracted 
more alumni than could be accommodated 
in the dining hall. 

WE are delighted to learn that the 
University has a 9 7-year old alum- 
na living at Hampton, West Vir- 
ginia. She is Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens. 
who was graduated from the Institute in 
the class of 1858 when she was 17 years 
old. President Marts sent her a special 
invitation to come back for Commence- 
ment, but her health would not permit. 
Mrs. Stevens is. without doubt, our old- 
est living graduate. To her we send con- 
gratulations and our best wishes. 

IT won't be long now. Homecoming 
has been set for Saturday, November 
19, and it isn't a bit too early to start 
making plans. George Washington Uni- 
versity will send its football team here 
to do battle with Coach Humphreys' 
Bisons in the Stadium, and then there'll 
be the Homecoming dinner and dance 
after the game. Save the date for your 
Alma Mater. 

THE campus has never been more beau- 
tiful than it is just now. The many 
plantings and shrubs set out in the 
past year or so are finally coming into 
their own, and the results of many weeks 
of landscaping are everywhere beginning 
to be evident. The Quadrangle in par- 
ticular is an especially attractive place just 
now, and returning alumni are loud in 
their praise of its beauty. It's our favorite 
spot, and if you'll excuse us, we'll go 
out ourselves to take another look. 

Trennie E. Eisley, '31 

VOL. XXII, No. 6 JULY, 1938 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg. Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor this Issue — TRENNIE E. ElSLEY, '3 1 


DR. CARL MlLLWARD, '06, President 5 26 N. Front St., Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18 Vice-President 

250 Washington Terrace, Audubon. N. J 
MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

L. FRANCIS LYBARGER. JR., '28, Acting Secretary N. 8th St.. Mifflinburg 

MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St.. Woodbury. N. J. 

MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER. 06. 333 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron. O. 
SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 .2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


TRENNIE E. ElSLEY. '31, President 1131 Market St., Lewisburg 

NANCY L. GRIFFITH. '31, Secretary 34 Brown St., Lewisburg 


Mr. Ross A. Mask. '24 163 5 Linden St. 

Rev. F. R. Greninger, '15 2308 6th Ave. 

Mr. Philip M. Irey, '08 109 Church St. 

Mr. John F. Jeffrey. '16 919 W. 3 2nd St. 

25 1935 State St. 

Mr. Harry C. Owens, '33 3 20 W. Broad St. 

Mr. H. V. Overdorff, '24 173 Barron Ave. 

Mr. C. J. Stambaugh, '30 16 S. Wayne St. 

Dr. Carl Millward, '06 5 26 N. Front St. 

Mr. Vincent McHail, '28 106 N. Market St. 

Romain C. Hassrick, Esq., '06 . . 700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 
George T. Henggi, '26 138 View St., Oakmont 


Altoona . 

Danville . 

Erie .... 

Harrisburg . . . Allen F. Jones. 

Hazleton . . . 



Milton .... 

Mount Carmel 



Reading Mr. Morgan S. Davies, "26 1058 N. Fifth St. 

Scranton Mr. Sanford Berninger. '22 311 Wheeler Ave. 

Sunbury Mr. Charles A. Fryling, '13 . 4 09 Market St. 

Towanda Mr. Loyd Trimmer, '28 206 Chestnut St. 

Wellsboro . . .Mr. Robert Lyon, '29 3 7 Pearl St. 

Wilkes-Barre ... Mr. Herbert S. Lloyd. '11 . . . 22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 
Williamsport . . . Mr. Paul E. Fink. '29 . 350 Jordan St.. Montoursville 
York .... . .Mr. Penrose C. Wallace, '26 256 Harding Court 


Baltimore Mr. J. Fred Moore. '22 3 820 Granada Ave. 


Southern Mr. Jos. McCormick, '26 ... 513 South Ave.. Bridgeton 

Northern Mr. F. Earl Bach, '26 94 Fairview Ave.. Plainfield 

Trenton Edmund B. Pierce, '28 58 Maple Ave.. Trenton 


Buffalo Victor F. Swenson. '14 64 Tremaine Ave., Kenmore 

Elmira Mr. Sanford L. Barcus, '34 820 Jay St. 

New York Mr. Edgar A. Snyder, '11. 431 Clark St.. S. Orange, N. J. 

Rochester Mr. Ellis S. Smith. '21 Box 181 Penfield 

New England . . . . H. A. Larson. '21 17 Judson St., Braintree, Mass 

Washington, D. C. Lawrence O. Manlcy, '07 

6 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase, Md. 


Cleveland Mr. Ellis C. Persing, ' 1 1 

33 16 Warrington Rd.. Shaker Heights 


Chicago> Mr. Jonathan Wolfe, '07 7700 Cregier Ave. 


Detroit Mr. J. Gilbert Malone. '27 1502 Baldwin Ave. 


Mrs. Christine Sterner Moyer. '28, President 224 S. Third St. 

Ticnnie E. Eisley, '31. Secretary 1131 Market St. 

Alice Roberts, '24, President 3 15 W. Hansberry St., Germantown 

Mrs. Jessie Brookes Wallace, '23. Secretary . . 7115 Glenlock St.. Philadelphia 



FOR its 88th annual Commence- 
ment on Monday, June 13, the 
University offered a double- 
feature attraction which drew an 
audience of nearly 3.000 persons, 
the largest crowd ever present at 
Bucknell's graduation exercises. 

The awarding of degrees to 214 
men and women and the naming 
and dedication of the men's new 
gymnasium in honor of John War- 
ren Davis, Judge of the United 
States Circuit Court of Appeals 
and newly-elected Chairman of the 
Bucknell Board of Trustees, were 
the highlights of the exercises, 
which were held in the gymna- 

Name Kept Secret 

The gymnasium dedication, of 
course, provided the climax for the 
entire program, since the name of 
the person for whom the building 
was to be named had been care- 
fully kept secret, so that even 
Judge Davis himself was not aware 
that he was the alumnus whom his 
Alma Mater had chosen to honor. 

Arnaud C. Marts, Bucknell 
President, Daniel C. Roberts. Hon- 
orary Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, and Dr. Harvey F. 
Smith. Chairman of the Trustee 
Committee on Athletics and Phys- 
ical Education, participated in the 
dedicatory ceremony. 

Gift of 12 Men 

President Marts, after outlining 
briefly the history of the gymna- 
sium, which is the gift to Bucknell 
of 12 men, ten of whom are Trus- 
tees of the University, explained 
that it had been the original desire 
of the Trustees and of eleven of 
the donors of the gymnasium to 
name it for the Trustee whose gen- 
erous gifts had initiated the enter- 
prise and had carried it through 
a time of crisis, — Mr. Roberts, 
but that Mr. Roberts had requested 
that this should not be done, as 
he felt one building named for him 
(the Daniel C. Roberts Hall) was 

President Marts explained that 
he and Mr. Roberts then wished to 

name the gymnasium for the man 
who had worked hardest to make 
it possible, and that it had been 
agreed to honor the Chairman of 
the Gymnasium Building Com- 
mittee. Judge J. Warren Davis. 
He stated that he and Mr. Roberts 
had not dared consult Judge Davis 
for fear of his veto. Taken com- 
pletely by surprise, Judge Davis 
vigorously protested the choice, 
saying that he did not deserve such 
great recognition, but his protests 
were of no avail as the President 
continued his address. Dr. Marts 
told briefly of the noted jurist's 
years of service to Bucknell, first 
as a Trustee, then as Vice-Chair- 
man of the Board, and more re- 
cently as Chairman of the Board, 
a post to which he had been elected 
two days before. He paid high 
tribute to Judge Davis, declaring 
that: "As a student, alumnus, and 
trustee his loyalty has been always 
instant and complete. Never has 
he withheld a single ounce of en- 
ergy in bis service to his Alma 

President Marts and Mr. Ro- 
berts then unveiled the memorial 
plaque which bears this inscrip- 




LL.D.. JUD. 



The aspiring youth in hum- 
ble circumstances, dreaming of 
the future, found in Bucknell 
the opportunity he coveted. 

The successful man in high 
place, youthful dreams fulfilled, 
remembered his Alma Mater in 
unwavering service. 

This budding will forever 
perpetuate his spirit and encour- 
age all aspiring youths to emu- 
late his example." 

Dr. Harvey F. Smith, speaking 
on behalf of the Board of Trus- 
tees, expressed appreciation for 
Judge Davis's efforts to turn into 
reality the long-hoped-for dream 
of a new gymnasium for men. 

Judge Davis, when he was fi- 
nally allowed to speak, minimized 
his part in the undertaking and re- 
ferred specifically to the men whose 

"You can't do this to me" , says Judge Davis, as President Marts and 
Mr. Roberts enjoy the surprise of the Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees when he learns that the gymnasium has been named for him. 

The John Warren Davis Gymnasium, 
Dedicated at Commencement, June 
13, will give Bucknell one of the 
finest sports centers in the East. 

JULY, 1938 

President Marts and Dr. Graves 
looking very pleased about some- 
thing, get in line for the procession. 

generous gifts had made the build- 
ing possible. To. Dr. Marts, Mr. 
Roberts, and the other Trustees 
who had concurred in the choice 
of the name, he offered his deepest 

Dr. Graves Makes Address 

Dr. Frank Pierrepont Graves, 
President of the University of the 
State of New York and Commis- 
sioner of Education, made the 
Commencement address, speaking 
on the subject, "An Aristocracy 
of Service." 

He warned his listeners that 
"even the most gifted youth has 
no natural right to the advantages 
of a college education" unless he 
is willing to serve society. "Even 
more important than ability is the 
desire and will to accomplish some- 
thing worthwhile for humanity 
and civilization," he declared, urg- 
ing the development of "an aris- 
tocracy of service" as an educa- 
tional step of greater importance 
than the creation of "an aristocracy 
of brains." 

Social Service Important 
Since the talented youth "is not 
in the least responsible for his own 
great ability, the only justification 
for his receiving opportunities of 
which others have been deprived is 
that of a larger return to society," 
he explained. "Indeed, the more 
highly endowed a student is, the 
more sensitive should he be ren- 
dered to social service." 

"Bucknell should, therefore, 
strive to select its students wisely 
and, in addition, train them defi- 
nitely for the service of society." 
"Only in this way," he concluded, 
"can the University maintain the 
repute that it has honestly won 
through the years as the creator of 
high-minded and effective leaders 
in all fields of civilized effort." 

After his address Dr. Graves was 
awarded the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Laws. Honorary de- 
grees were conferred upon five oth- 
er noted Americans. Bachelor's de- 
grees were awarded to 190 stu- 
dents, Master's degrees to 17, and 
a Professional degree to one alum- 
nus, making a total of 214 degrees 
in all. 

Bachelor's Degrees for 190 

Of the 190 Bachelor's degrees 
awarded by President Marts, 108 
went to Bachelor of Arts and 82 
to Bachelors of Science. The latter 
were sub-divided as follows: Bi- 
ology, 10; Education, 17; Com- 
merce and Finance, 40; Chemical 
Engineering, 7; Civil Engineering, 
1; Electrical Engineering, 3; and 
Mechanical Engineering, 4. 

Fourteen Honor Students 

Fourteen students were awarded 
their degrees with honors. They 
were headed by Robert E. Streeter 
of Williamsport, who received his 
degree with the distinction of 
Summa Cum Laude and who was 
graduated also with Honors in 
English Literature. 

The other honor students were 
as follows: Magna Cum Laude, 
Ernest E. Blanche, Wellington, N. 
J. ; and Robert O. Renville, Lu- 
zerne; Cum Laude, Robert O. 
Beers, Dalton; Ernest S. Cranmer, 

Haddonfield, N. J.; William H. 
Dauberman, Margaret E. Lawson, 
Robert St. Claire Price, Lewis- 
burg; Kenneth M. Dickie, Kings- 
ton; Gerald Finkelstein, Sea Cliff, 
N. Y.; William M. Lesher, Wash- 
ington, D. C; Janet I. McKenna, 
New Rochelle, N. Y. ; Robert L. 
Mayock, Wilkes-Barre: and Anna 
K. Shields. Pittsburgh. 

Prizes Go to 12 

Twelve prizes were awarded to 
students. For the first time in re- 
cent years, no student received more 
than one prize. 

Prize winners and their prizes 
were: Gerald Finkelstein, Sea Cliff, 
N. Y., Gretzinger Economics; 
Ward E. Gage, Blakely, Tustin 
Philosophy and Psychology; June 
N. Grim, Lincoln University, Bar- 
rows Latin; Robert E. Streeter, 
Williamsport, Decker Scholarship; 
William H. Dauberman. Lewis- 
burg, Decker Engineering; Robert 
L. Mayock, Wilkes-Barre, Ziegler 
Biology; Margarida F. Reno, Lew- 
isburg, Ziegler French; Anna K. 
Shields, Pittsburgh, Bucknell 
Scholarship; Grace Gault, Coud- 
ersport, Bucknell English: Robert 
St. Clair Price, Lewisburg, Alpha 
Chi Sigma Chemical Engineering; 
Robert V. McGee, Milton, Delta 
Mu Delta Economics; and Martha 
E. Riggs, Northumberland. Avira- 
gnet Music. 

The dedication was a happy occasion for these four. Left to right: 
Judge Davis, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Warren, daughter of Mr. Roberts, and 
Mr. Roberts, standing in front of the memorial plaque. 



President Marts and the six men upon whom Bucknell conferred honorary degrees at Commencement 
obligingly posed for their photo just after the ceremony in the gymnasium. They are, from left to 
right: Angelo Di Domenica, D.D.; Frederick B. Igler, D.D. ; Charles E. Beury, D.C.L.; President Marts; 
Daniel C. Roberts, L.L.D.; Frank Pierrepont Graves, LL.D.; and Norman E. Henry, Pd.D. 

BUCKNELL conferred honorary degrees upon six 
distinguished Americans, including two of her 
alumni, at the Commencement exercises June 13. 

The men thus honored were: Angelo Di Domeni- 
ca, pastor of the First Italian Baptist Church of Phil- 
adelphia; Frederick B. Igler, pastor for Baptist stu- 
dents at the University of Pennsylvania; Norman E. 
Henry, Latin scholar and Pittsburgh educator; Frank 
P. Graves, the Commencement speaker; and Daniel 
C. Roberts, Wilkes-Barre philanthropist and hon- 
orary chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred 
upon Rev. Di Domenica and upon Rev. Igler, the 
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy upon Mr. Henry, the 
degree of Doctor of Civil Laws upon President Beury. 
and the degree of Doctor of Laws upon Dr. Graves 
and upon Mr. Roberts. 

Mr. Henry was graduated from Bucknell in the 
class of 1905 and the Rev. Igler in the class of 1912. 

Dr. Marts, in conferring the degrees, made the fol- 
lowing citations: 


You have found your life work in a land far re- 
moved from home, but you have always been at home 
here in your work, for you have been a laborer in the 
Kingdom of God on earth, which knows no boun- 
daries of race or tongue or nationality. 

You have rendered valiant service in a difficult field 
to the brotherhood of unselfish men under the Father- 
hood of a loving God; we at Bucknell are interested 

in that brotherhood and we count it a privilege to 
recognize and applaud your service to it. 


Fortunate is the man who finds his life work in a 
new field of great need which challenges his creative 
capacities and fulfills his deepest desires. 

You have found such a field, in which you have 
been one of the creative pioneers, the field of minis- 
tering to the spiritual needs of young people at a great 
secular university. 

As the pastor to thousands of young university 
students, you have helped to keep religion at the cen- 
ter of their personalities, and thus you have served to 
synthesize their knowledge into wisdom, to fuse the 
many divergent facts they learn into a pattern for 
happy, useful living. 

Alma Mater is proud of you and is happy to give 
this public recognition to your life and service. 

To you, a good book is something precious; to be 
acquired whenever possible; to be read and treasured; 
and to be made available to others who long to learn, 
to grow, and to achieve. 

As organizer and president of the Friends of the 
Bucknell Library, you have brought to our collection 
by gift thousands of useful books. We have watched 
you handle these books with an understanding, al- 
most a tenderness, which has added to our own re- 
spect for books and to our own determination to 
make a great library the very heart of Bucknell. 

JULY, 1938 

For your personal achievements in your educational 
career and for your service to the intellectual vitality 
of your Alma Mater, we take pride in honoring you 
today. To my own words, I add the word of Miss 
Martin, our beloved librarian who is prevented by 
illness from being here. 


There were those who feared that when the 
founder of Temple University should die, the vitality 
of his unique dream and creation might languish. 
But this fear ceased when it became known that you 
were willing to devote your great talents to youth. 
You have brought new vitality to this great sister in- 
stitution. Within a few short years you have 
strengthened its foundations and extended its use- 
fulness to a degree that seems little short of miracu- 

We beg leave to pay our sincere tribute today to 
Temple University, and to you, its president, who 
symbolizes in your life those qualities of intellect, 
of integrity, of high idealism and of the rare capacity 
to bring important things to pass, which we think 
of as the ideal to be striven for by educated men and 


We have looked forward to this day when we 
might pay you this sincere tribute in appreciation of 
what you are and of what you have achieved in the 
field of education. 

We are especially proud to honor you because of 
the high standards of integrity which you have estab- 
lished and maintained in your public service. 

You have occupied a high public office in our great- 
est State for 17 years, and in all this time you have 
performed your duties on the high plane with irre- 
proachable integrity and objectivity, and have proved 

that public education can be administered as a science 
and as a public trust. 

In recognition of your life and of your services 
and in gratitude for what you have done so unsel- 
fishly for Bucknell, we honor ourselves by taking you 
into our family. 


It has been a long, long journey from that store, 
in Northern New York state where you worked as a 
lad at your first job for $2.00 a week, to this plat- 
form where you now stand as the beloved and re- 
spected Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees of this great College. 

You have spanned that long distance in your life- 
time because you possess the rare qualities of intelli- 
gence, of sound common-sense, of industry, of brave 
initiative, of integrity of character. 

Your achievements are an inspiration to all youths 
of our day, and we would welcome this opportunity 
to honor you singly for the purpose of inspiring and 
encouraging them, but we have a still deeper desire 
to honor you, for you possess another quality which 
is ever more rare and precious than those which I have 
mentioned. You have been able to survive your suc- 

Prosperity too often destroys men. It softens their 
characters and hardens their hearts. They too often 
make garish display of their good fortune and adorn 
themselves with too many outward evidences of their 

In your great success, you have retained your sim- 
ple tastes, you have remained modest in your atti- 

For this supreme achievement we admire and honor 
you and are proud now to take you into our Bucknell 
family as a son of the Alma Mater for which you 
have done more than any other living man, more 
indeed than any other man who has ever lived. 


Alumni Day at Commencement 
this year saw more alumni back on 
the campus than at any previous 
Commencement reunion. Many of 
them, more than 350 in fact, reg- 
istered at alumni headquarters in 
Roberts Hall, and many more who 
did not register attended their class 
reunions and spent the week-end 
in renewing old friendships. 

The Alumni Luncheon for all 
graduates, regardless of date of 
graduation, which was inaugurated 
last year, proved an attractive 
drawing card. More alumni than 
could possibly be served, and the 
dining room accommodates nearly 
400, showed up for the affair. In 
addition, three of the classes held 
their luncheons downtown, 1898 
at the Lewisburg Inn, 1903 at the 
Lewisburg Club, and 1908 at the 
Hotel Lewisburger. 

Miss Carrie Foresman, '16, 
President of the General Alumnae 

Association, presided at the lunch- 
eon. After a short musical pro- 
gram by the Men's Glee Club, she 
presented the two principal speak- 
ers, Dr. Arnaud C. Marts and Dr. 
Carl L. Millward, '06, President of 
the General Alumni Association. 
She also called upon several other 
guests, including Dr. Homer P. 
Rainey, Judge J. Warren Davis, 
and Dean R. H. Rivenburg, all of 
whom responded briefly. 

1888 Wins Recognition 

Of especial interest were the 
brief comments made by some of 
the older returning alumni intro- 
duced by Miss Foresman, who 
called upon a representative from 
all of the reunion classes for a word 
of greeting from the class. Special 
recognition was paid to the class 
of 1888, represented at the lunch- 
eon by all of its seven surviving 

Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens, I- 
'58, of Hampton, Va., one of 
Bucknell's oldest living alumni, 
had been invited by President 
Marts to return as a guest of honor 
at Commencement. Mrs. Stevens, 
who is 97 years old, could not at- 
tend, but she sent her greetings to 
the alumni in the form of a letter, 
which was read at the luncheon by 
Mrs. Elizabeth Bates Hoffman, I- 
'94, whose mother was a classmate 
of Mrs. Stevens. 

Mrs. Stevens, who makes her 
home with her daughter at Hamp- 
ton, is the widow of a missionary 
to Burma. Seven years after grad- 
uation from the Institute in 1858 
at the age of 17, she married the 
Rev. Edward Oliver Stevens and 
went with him to Burma, where 
they spent the next 48 years. Upon 
his death she returned to this coun- 
try in 1911 and took up her resi- 
dence at Hampton. 



Dear Bucknellians: 

Another Commencement has come and gone; 190 seniors have received their degrees and 
have gone on into their further careers with the excellent preparation which Bucknell gives to 
her sons and daughters. It is interesting to observe the large percentage of them, 40 per cent, 
who are planning to take graduate work in varied fields in many universities. 

We are proud of these 190 graduates and our affectionate hope for them and faith in 
them goes out to each of them wherever they may be. 

The Commencement exercises, held in the new gymnasium will be long remembered by 
all who were present. There were many events of interest throughout the program: — there 
were two special thrills — when the audience arose spontaneously and enthusiastically to 
greet Dr. Daniel C. Roberts, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees and great friend 
of Bucknell, when the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him; and when 
the new gymnasium was named in honor of Judge John Warren Davis, Chairman of the Board 

of Trustees, loyal and hard-working alumnus. 

Now that the magnificent Davis Gym- 
nasium is ready for the use of our men stu- 
dents, we are renovating and remodeling the 
Tustin Gymnasium and Loomis Field for 
our women students, so our physical educa- 
tion program may be strengthened equally 
for men and women in the coming year. 

Our architect is now consulting actively 
with our Engineering Faculty and others in 
completing the design and specifications for 
our next building project, which will be the 
completion of our Engineering Building, the 
first wing of which was built in 1922. We 

hope additional funds may become available soon so that construction on this building may be 

started in the near future. 

Our hearts have been saddened in recent months by the loss of several beloved Bucknell- 
j ans> — Mrs. John Howard Harris, President-Emeritus Emory W. Hunt. Dr. Mary Bartol 
Theiss, Miss Eliza Martin, and several alumni known to all older Bucknellians. We, who 
remain, feel the added responsibility for maintaining the Bucknell tradition that now comes 
more pointedly upon us as these beloved ones are removed from their places in the human 
chain that links the Bucknell of today with past history and memory. 

Our 93rd college year will open on September 21st and it appears that we shall have an 
entering freshman class of choice young men and women with high qualities of mind, person- 
ality and character. Never have there been as many applications for admission to Bucknell 
at this date in July as there are this year. You alumni, who are constantly telling young peo- 
ple and their parents about Bucknell, are responsible in no small degree for this wide-spread 
desire to come to Bucknell, and we are grateful to you. 

The faculty and administration and present students at Bucknell are resolved that these 
new students, who are coming to Bucknell with high hopes and expectations, shall find here 
the utmost incentive and help and inspiration to grow, to achieve, and to serve. 

With kind regards, 

Yours sincerely, 


JULY, 1931 


THE University's 88th Com- 
mencement season provided 
Bucknell with its busiest 
week-end of the year, beginning 
with the annual Trustee-Faculty 
dinner, Friday evening, and clos- 
ing as usual with the Corporation 
dinner after Commencement. 

This year the Trustee-Faculty 
dinner was limited to the Trus- 
tees and to one faculty member 
representing each department. 

Musical events played an im- 
portant part in the three-day pro- 
gram. They included a student 
recital and an open air concert by 
the Band Saturday afternoon, a 
sacred concert by the Mixed Chorus 
and the Men's Glee Club Sunday 
afternoon, and the traditional ora- 
torio Sunday evening. This year 
the oratorio was Joseph Haydn's 
"Theresian Mass." 

Other important events were the 
annual Commencement play, Noel 
Coward's "Hay Fever," given Sat- 
urday evening, and the President's 
reception for seniors and alumni on 
Sunday afternoon. 

President Arnaud C. Marts pre- 
sided at the Corporation dinner, 
presenting as the guests of honor 
the six men who had just been a- 
warded honorary degrees, and call- 
ing upon each one for a brief talk. 
He also called upon Judge J. War- 
ren Davis, Judge Joseph H. Buf- 
fington of the United States Cir- 
cuit Court of Appeals at Philadel- 
phia, and upon Attorney James 
Harris of Scranton, son of the late 
John Howard Harris., former 
Bucknell President. 


Judge J. Warren Davis was 
elected chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of Bucknell University 
at the semi-annual business meet- 
ing of that body held in the Pres- 
ident's house on the campus Sat- 
urday morning, June 11. 

Daniel C. Roberts of Wilkes- 
Barre was again named as honorary 
chairman and Oliver Decker of 
Williamsport and Dayton L. 
Ranck of Lewisburg were re- 
elected secretary and treasurer re- 


Michael L. Benedum, President of 
the Benedum Trees Company, 
Pittsburgh, who was elected a 
Trustee of the University. 

One new member was added to 
the Board. He is Michael L. Bene- 
dum of Pittsburgh, president of 
the Benedum Trees Company. 
Three trustees were re-elected for 
five-year terms. They are: Judge 
Thomas J. Baldrige, Hollidays- 
burg; Joseph W. Henderson, Phil- 
adelphia; and Andrew J. Sordoni. 

Most important action taken by 
the Board was that authorizing 
President Marts to let the contracts 
for the remodeling of Tustin Gym- 
nasium and for the completion of 
the engineering building, as soon 
as the necessary funds become 


Because the "turning wheel" of 
events is fairly certain to bring an 
eventual change for the better in 
American life, college graduates 
should not be disheartened by the 
present-day "mass mood of deep 
pessimism and cynical gloom," de- 
clared President Arnaud C. Marts 
in his baccalaureate sermon to 
Bucknell seniors. 

Speaking in the Methodist 
Church, where the exercises were 
held this year, Dr. Marts predicted 
the return of fairly normal eco- 
nomic life and the eventual resto- 
ration of peace among nations. He 
assured the seniors that even if 
stability and normal life fail to 
return, the educated man or wo- 
man will find the supreme value 
of his training, "for he is privileged 
to store up a wealth of inner treas- 
ures on which he may nourish his 
mind and spirit when the outer 
world turns utterly stale and dis- 


The Davis Memorial Gymnasium, when completed, will be a group of several 
units. The gvmnasium proper, dedicated at Commencement, constitutes Unit "A". 
It contains a gymnasium floor 140 feet long and 85 feet wide. On the sides are 
balconies containing 1600 permanent seats. Temporary seats for over 2000 more 
can be placed on the floor when the gymnasium is used for an auditorium. Unit 
"A" cost about $200,000. 

Unit "B" will stand in front of Unit "A" and will contain offices for the 
Physical Education staff, class rooms, and individual corrective exercise gymna- 
sium, and rooms for wrestling and boxing instruction. The basement of Unit 
"B" is completed and contains the heating plant for the whole structure. Unit 

will cost about $50,000. 

Unit "C" will be a swimming pool, under its own roof, connecting with Unit 

and standing just to the North of it. This will cost about $100,000. 

Unit "D" will be a balancing wing standing to the South of Unit "A" and 

contain hand-ball courts, squash courts, bowling alleys, and other sports. 
It will cost about $50,000. 

Unit "E" will be a small field house, a forty-foot extension to the rear of 
Unit "A", with dirt floor, for the indoor practice of outdoor sports. It will cost 
about $30,000. 

There are no present plans for constructing Units "B". "C". "D", and 
"E". They will be built in the future as funds are given for that purpose. 





REunions atthe RLumni LuncHE.on 

JULY, 1931 



By CHARLES A. FRYLING, Reunion Chairman 

Twenty-five members of the 
Class of 1913 with their families 
returned to the remodeled halls of 
their Alma Mater for their twenty- 
fifth anniversary. Class headquar- 
ters were established in the music 
room on the second floor' of Ro- 
berts Hall. All morning members 
and their families kept arriving 
from far and near. At noon an in- 
formal reception was held at the 
Lewisburg Club. 

Promptly at one o'clock mem- 
bers and their guests, 75 in all, 
sat down to lunch. The luncheon 
program was in charge of general 
chairman Charles A. Fryling. Mu- 
sic was presented by the Irey Trio 
of Danville. The class joined in 
old Bucknell songs lead by Jane 
Irey Rees. Instrumental selections 
were given by Glenn Fryling and 
David Rees. Letters and telegrams 
of regret from absent members of 
the class were read. The Rev. 
George Haines of Wyoming con- 
ducted a short memorial service for 
fourteen deceased members. In the 

absence of President Middleton, 
who was detained by two wed- 
dings. Leslie Stout acted as toast- 
master. Informal talks were made 
by various members of the class 
including the Rev. Richard Bow- 
ling of Norfolk, Valedictorian of 
the class; O. V. W. Hawkins of 
New York City; Jane Irey Rees of 
Danville, and Howard Fisher of 

The outstanding feature of the 
program was the address of Presi- 
dent Marts commending the Buck- 
nell alumni in general for their re- 
newed interest in Bucknell and 
their hearty cooperation with the 
Trustees and Faculty. He also 
commented on the unique distinc- 
tion of the class of 1913 having 
three of its members: E. M. Rich- 
ards, Robert Rooke and Berkeley 
Hastings on the Bucknell Board of 

Howard Fisher of Reading was 
elected President and Baker Barn- 
hardt, of Lewisburg, Secretary- 

Treasurer-Reporter to prepare for 
the thirtieth reunion, five years 
hence. Following the luncheon, 
the class retired to Loomis Field 
where class pictures were taken. 

In the evening the members of 
the class were guests of the Uni- 
versity (one whole block of seats 
being reserved) at the Cap and 
Dagger play "Hay Fever." 

The following committee plan- 
ned the reunion ably assisted by 
H. W. Holter. Registrar and the 
Alumni Office: Charles A. Fryling, 
Chairman; James McClure; Jane 
Irey Rees; Baker Barnhardt; Ber- 
keley Hastings; Ethel Hottenstein 
Miles; Harold Shaffer. 

The following were present: 

Helen Bartol Leonard, Buffalo, 
N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Baker 
Bernhardt and two children, Lew- 
isburg; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ralph 
Bogert, Hempstead, N. Y. ; Rev. 
and Mrs. Richard H. Bowling and 
three daughters, Norfolk, Va. ; Dr. 
and Mrs. Fayette C. Eshelman and 

1913 Takes to the Campus and Meets the Photographer 



daughter, Hazleton; Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard V. Fisher and three chil- 
dren, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
A. Fryling and three children, Sun- 
bury: Marwood B. Glover and 
son, Vineland. N. J.; Rev. George 
F. Haines, Wyoming; Mr. and 
Mrs. O. V. W. Hawkins, Plan- 
dome, L. I.; Carlton B. Hooker, 
Camp Hill; Ethel Hottenstein 
Miles and two children, Milton; 

Jane Irey Rees and son, Danville; 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mc- 
Keague and two children, Peters- 
burg, Va.; Dr. and Mrs. Albert 
N. Redelin, Nesquehoning; Mr. 
and Mrs. Robt. L. Rooke and two 
children. New York City; Mr. and 
Mrs. Clay S. Sanders and daugh- 
ter, Shamokin: Harold A. Shaffer, 
Lewisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. 
Steele and two children, Niagara 

Falls, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 
A. Still, Philadelphia; Leslie W. 
Stout, Wilmington, Del.; Mr. and 
Mrs. R. L. Talbot, Wilmington, 
Del.; Samuel K. White, Merion; 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman E. Zehner, 
Uniontown; Mr. and Mrs. Ber- 
keley V. Hastings and four chil- 
dren, Milton: Mr. and Mrs. James 
F. McClure and two children, 


Thirty-nine men and women 
met at the Hotel Lewisburger for 
the fortieth reunion of the class of 
1908. Of this number, 26 were 
graduates and the others were 
guests of their husbands or wives. 
A roll call of the entire class list 
was a feature of the occasion, with 
each alumnus contributing some 

piece of information about him- 
self and also about those graduates 
who could not be present. 

The class voted to establish a 
fund, to be known as the Fellow- 
ship Fund of 1908, to aid their 
less fortunate classmates. Money 
for this purpose was contributed 
by many of those who were pres- 

ent and the fund is now an estab- 
lished fact. 

Since this class had its last re- 
union five years ago, nine of its 
members have passed on. 

During the business meeting the 
Rev. Winfield Scott Booth was 
elected president and Dr. Paul G. 
Stolz was elected secretary and 


By W. K. RHODES, Reunion Chairman 

The Class of 1903 assembled in 
the Dining Hall of the Women's 
College for the celebration of the 
thirty-fifth anniversary of its 
graduation. The following mem- 
bers of the class with their guests 
were in attendance: 

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Taylor, 
Mrs. Elva Coleman Herpel and 
son, Mr. Merle M. Edwards, Miss 
Hannah Goodman, Mr. Frederick 

B. Jaekel, Mr. W. Lawrence Kalp, 
W. N. C. Marsh, Esq., Mr. and 
Mrs. W. K. Rhodes, Charlotte 
Shields, Mr. J. F. Sigel, Dr. and 
Mrs. Charles H. Brown and son, 
Dr. Charles A. Lehman, Mrs. Eva 
Ginter Filmore, Mrs. F. E. Burpee. 

The class members of the im- 
mediate vicinity were greatly de- 
lighted on this occasion to see such 

a goodly number of their class- 
mates present. At the call of the 
presiding officer of the joint meet- 
ing of the General Association of 
Alumni and Alumnae immediate- 
ly following the luncheon, W. K. 
Rhodes responded very briefly in 
behalf of the loyalty and devo- 
tion of his classmates to their Alma 

JULY, 1931 



BY GRACE SLIFER DRUM. Reunion Chairman 

The Class of 1898, or forty- 
year class, met at the Lewisburg 
Inn for its reunion. 

Those present were: Mr. and 
Mrs. Roy B. Mulkie and son. 
Union City; Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
W. Clement, Sunbury: Andrew 
Leiser, Esq., Lewisburg; Mr. and 
Mrs. E. C. Baker, Downingtown; 
Rev. and Mrs. J. Elmer Saul, Nor- 
ristown; Mrs. Ruth Sprague 
Downs, Ardmore; Rev. and Mrs. 
E. Herbert Dutton, Columbus, 
Ohio; Mrs. Anna Rodgers James 
and daughter, Allentown; Mr. and 
Mrs. E. C. Flint, West Chester; J. 
G. Lauderbaugh. Washington; 
Charles D. Koch, Harrisburg; and 
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Drum, Lewis- 


Between courses our President, 
Roy Mulkie, made a brief address, 
following which an article from 
the March, '38 Alumni Monthly 
was read about one of our class, 
Frank Alfred Golder pronounced 
by Mrs. Theiss "perhaps the most 
interesting among all our alumni," 
also letters from Morris C. Van- 
Gundy of Houston, Texas and 
from J. T. Anderson, of Balti- 

Just finishing dessert we were 
interrupted by the official photo- 
grapher and from the accompany- 
see what the years have done to us. 
(That is Charley Koch with the 

ing picture all absent '98ers can 
beard. He had to introduce him- 
self to us! Who would' have 
thought that a VanDyke would 
prove so effectual a disguise! Dis- 
tinguished in appearance, isn't he? J 
After the photographer had 
done his best for us, we returned 
to thq dining room and had our 
real reunion. Our presiding officer, 
Roy Mulkie, prompted by the rest 
of us, rose and told what he had 
been doing since leaving Bucknell, 
and was followed in turn by each 
class brother or sister as he called 
upon them round the table. Each, 
sure that his hearers were really in- 
terested, responded, giving a brief 
account of his interests, work, and 
whereabout since '98. 

And was it interesting? To us 
it was more so than a best seller 
and at the close we'd had a real 
reunion, not whoopee or hurrah 
for '98, but what have I done and 
what has life done to me since '98. 
We found it thrilling, and felt it 
was the best class reunion we'd 
ever attended. 

After each class member had 
spoken, different ones of those who 
had passed on were mentioned and 
talked about by someone who 
knew — Charlie Clement telling 
us of Dave Elliott, Charlie Koch 
about J P. Stober. Reunion a sad 

time? No, it was wonderful, but 
just like life, sad in spots. Of 
course, living absentees were dis- 
cussed as well. In the quiet breezy 
coolness of that long dining room 
our minds harked back to an event- 
ful day in '98 and we bridged the 
years with almost the same feeling 
"Can this be truly I?" 

Then Mr. Mulkie called upon 
Professor Drum, who was present, 
for a word from the College, and 
received an enthusiastic report of 
the progress at Bucknell. 

To the absent members of '98 
we send our greetings and hope 
you may all be present for our 


"Fall in for Bucknell," the book 
of views issued by the University 
this year for distribution to pros- 
pective students and sent to alumni 
as the February number of the 
Alumni Monthly, has been judged 
the second best college viewbook 
in the country. 

Entered in a contest conducted 
by the American College Publicity 
Association at its annual conven- 
tion in Pittsburgh late in June, 
"Fall in for Bucknell" was voted 
second place by three advertising 
men who selected it from a long 
list of booklets submitted by the 
leading colleges of the country. 

1898 Leaves Its Dessert to Have Its Picture Taken 




C. L. Millward, '06, Reelected President of Alumni 
Trennie E. Eisley, '31, Heads Alumnae Association 

Dr. Carl L. Millward, '06, 
superintendent of schools at Mil- 
ton, Pa., was re-elected president 
of the General Alumni Associa- 
tion at the annual meeting of the 
Alumni Council held in Bucknell 
Hall, Saturday afternoon. June 1 1. 

At the same meeting Mrs. Mar- 
garet Phillips Matlack, '18, of 
Audubon, N J., was re-elected 
vice-president and Dayton L. 
Ranck, '16, of Lewisburg, was re- 
elected treasurer. W. Cline Low- 
ther, '14, of South Orange, N. J., 
was elected to the Executive Com- 

Lee Francis Lybarger, Jr., '28, 
director of admissions, was author- 
ized by the Association to serve 
as acting Alumni Secretary, until 
definite plans for filling the office, 
vacant since February, are com- 

The Association recommended 
that Judge Thomas B. Balridge, 
whose term as Alumni Trustee ex- 
pired in June, be re-elected for an- 
other five-year term. 

The Acting Secretary made a 
report of the work of the 
Alumni Office and the clubs vis- 
ited during the past year. The 
Alumni Clubs visited included: 
Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadel- 
phia, Pittsburgh, New York City, 
Williamsport, Baltimore, South- 
ern New Jersey, Trenton, Elmira, 
Washington, D. C, Northern New 
Jersey, and the New England 
Alumni Club at Boston, Mass. 

Treasurer Dayton L. Ranck 
stated that he had no financial re- 
port to make inasmuch as the 
Alumni Association has no activity 
for raising funds and that since 
no dues are paid by the members 
of the Association, the Alumni 
Office has been financed entirely by 
the budget of the University, and, 
therefore, no funds are handled by 
the Association. Mr. Ranck also 
made a report on the status of the 
Alumni Loyalty Trust Funds, 
showing a fund of $10,213.40, 
from which loans have been made 
to students totalling $7,794.83, 
leaving a balance, after deducting 
expenses, of $2,389.74. 

The following Alumni Clubs 
made reports of their activities: 

Williamsport — reported by G. 

Grant Painter, '1 7. 
Wilkes-Barre — reported by 

William J. Curnow, '32. 
New York City — reported by 

W. Cline Lowther, '14. 
Harrisburg — reported by Clair 

G. Groover, T5. 

Remarks were made by Dean R. 
H. Rivenburg, '97, Lewisburg; 
Roy G. Bostwick, Esq., '05, 
Pittsburgh; and Al G. Stoughton, 
'24, New York City. 

The Acting Secretary was in- 
structed to communicate with Dr. 
Lewis E. Theiss and extend the 
sympathy of the Alumni Associa- 
tion in the passing of his beloved 
wife and member of the Associa- 


Miss Trennie E. Eisley, '31, 
editor of the Bucknell News Ser- 
vice, is the new president of the 
women's graduate organization of 
the University. She was elected at 
the annual meeting of the Alumnae 
Association held Saturday morn- 
ing, June 11, in Larison Hall. 

Other officers elected at the meet- 
ing, attended by 5 3 members, are as 
follows: Miss Thelma Showalter, 
'29, vice-president; Mrs. Margaret 
Stoughton Meyers, I-'05, corre- 
sponding secretary; Miss Nancy 
Griffith, '31, recording secretary: 
and Mrs. Helen Kerstetter Bechtel, 
'23, treasurer. Mrs. C. A. Gundy, 
^90, and Miss Eliza J. Martin, I- 
'97, were re-elected to the Board 
of Managers. 

Mrs. Ralph Reish, '3 3 gave the 
report of the corresponding secre- 
tary and presented her bill for pos- 
tage and stationery which was 
voted paid. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bates Hoffman, 
'94 was called on for a report of 
statistics which was accepted by 
the Association. 

A motion was made by Mrs. M. 
L. Drum, '98 that the Secretary 
write a note of sympathy to Pro- 
fessor Theiss and daughter. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bates Hoffman 
gave a report on the improvements 
which were made in Larison Hall. 

Mrs. Florence Utt Focht, '26, 
Treasurer, made the following re- 

Balance $234.76 
Dividend from Trust Fund 193.80 

Total $428.56 


returned $25.00 

Bill presented .24 

Amount paid 
for improve- 
ments 300.00 

i325.24 325.24 

Balance $103.32 

It was moved and seconded that 
a committee be appointed to com- 
pile a history of women graduates 
of the University for the Centen- 
nial of 1946. The following 
committee was appointed by the 

Mrs. Florence Utt Focht, '26, 

Miss Eliza Martin, '00. 
Mrs. Martha Wolfe Kalp, '05. 
Miss Anna VanGundy, '85. 

Mrs. William Owens, '34, re- 
ported on Student Loan Fund. In 
1937 this committee had its 50th 
meeting. The fund was turned 
over to Dayton L. Ranck for stu- 
dent assistance. Assistance was 
given to 202 girls during the 50 
years of this committee's work. 

Class toasts were given as fol- 


Harriet Mason Stevens 



Sara R. Murray (Letter) 


Mrs. H. M. McClure 


Mrs. Charles E. Stein 


Mrs. A. M. Robinson 


(Col.) Mrs. S. E. Downs 


(Inst.) Miss Verna G. Noll 


(Col.) Mrs. Olive Rich- 

ards Landers 


Mrs. M. W. Derr 


Miss Betty Webb 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerhart Faries, 
'08 brought greetings from the 
Philadelphia Alumnae Society and 
described briefly their activities for 
the year. 

JULY, 1938 


IX&tnlct Qub& 

N. Y., N. J. Alumni Plan 

To Start Scholarships 

THE Bucknell Alumni Associa- 
tions for New York City and 
Northern New Jersey have 
once more demonstrated their 
capacity for originating and carry- 
ing out constructive projects to aid 
their Alma Mater by undertaking 
to establish one or more competi- 
tive scholarships for prospective 
students in the areas served by 
these two organizations. 

Announcement of the proposal 
was contained in a letter mailed 
this month to the more than 900 
alumni residing in the metropoli- 
tan area, inviting them to express 
their views on the plan which has 
been developed by the New York 
Association. A folder giving full 
details on the undertaking set forth 
by the club's scholarship commit- 
tee, headed by Edward C. Kunkle, 
'97, was enclosed with the letter. 

Reasons for selection of this pro- 
ject, as outlined by the committee, 

"Because of a desire to increase 
the number of Bucknell scholar- 
ships for undergraduates. Alto- 
gether too few such scholarships 
are now available. Many more 
are needed to enable girls and boys 
of outstanding promise, but with- 
out adequate financial resources, to 
go to college — and to Bucknell 
in particular. 

"To give opportunity for Buck- 
nellians in the area of the two as- 
sociations to give effective help to 
their Alma Mater at the point of 
greatest significance in helping 
Bucknell to practice selectivity on 
a wider scale in admitting pros- 
pective undergraduates to the Uni- 

The committee hopes to begin 
with the establishment with one 
$300 scholarship and to increase 
the number until one scholarship 
can be awarded in each class, the 
award to be made on a competitive 
basis in line with University stand- 

The special committee appoint- 
ed by the New York Association 
to foster the undertaking includes, 
in addition to Mr. Kunkle, the 
following members: Walter J. 
Bower, '18, William Gerken, '33, 
Harland A. Trax, '01, Campbell 

Rutledge, '33, and Paul Schreiber, 
'12. The very active and capable 
president of the New York club 
is Edgar A. Snyder, '11, 


Bucknell Alumni of Harris- 
burg have enjoyed two very in- 
teresting meetings during the 
past months. On April '.' the 
guest speaker was Coach Hum- 
phreys who brought us first hand 
information about the joy that 
was expressed by students and fac- 
ulty alike when the news of Dr. 
Marts' acceptance of the presidency 
was announced in chapel that 
morning. He also spoke, of course, 
of Bucknell's football team — its 
prospects for the coming year and 
the possibilities for a successful 
season with a revised schedule. He 
related many interesting stories of 
incidents which occurred during 
the past season and showed and 
commented upon pictures of the 
Bucknell-Furman game which was 
played in Greenville last fall. 

A special treat at the meeting 
on May 5 was the presence of 
President Arnaud C. Marts and 
the talk which he made concerning 
conditions at Bucknell. He was 
introduced by Dr. Harvey Smith, 
'94, a member of the Board of 
Trustees, who expressed the feel- 
ings of the club as well as his own 
when he said that Bucknell was 
indeed fortunate in having a man 
of the calibre of Dr. Marts at its 

President Marts spoke of the 
fine progress which is being made 
with the building program at 
school and expressed his gratifica- 
tion at the receipt of an additional 
gift of $100,000 which enabled 
the Trustees to build the gymna- 
sium in such a fashion that it will 
be the finest in the state. He an- 
nounced that $25,000 would be 
spent remodelling Tustin Gymna- 
sium for the use of the women 
students, and the Engineering 
Building will soon be enlarged. 
Dr. Marts mentioned other phases 
of progress at Bucknell and urged 
all alumni to be present at the 
Commencement exercises which 
will be held in the new gymna- 
sium on June 1 3th. 

Before closing the meeting, 
President Allen Jones, '25, called 
upon Mr. Jacob K. Bowman, 
'11, Mr. Harvey Bogar, '01, and 
Mr. Joseph Nissley, '31, to make 
remarks upon some phase of in- 
terest to Bucknell alumni and 

Janet Blair Bogar, '33, 



The Western Pennsylvania 
Alumni Association held its an- 
nual dinner dance Friday eve- 
ning, March 11, at Penn Lincoln 
Hotel, Wilkinsburg. One hundred 
and ten Bucknellians and their 
guests sat down to dinner, after 
which our Alumni President, 
George Henggi, '26 introduced the 
Toastmaster for the evening, John 
T. Shirley, '09. Mr. Shirley had 
some very interesting stories to tell, 
after which Clarence Peters, '15, 
presented the Western Pennsylva- 
nia Football Trophy to Captain 
James Curran of Scott High 
School Football Team, winners of 
1937 Class AA WPIAL cham- 
pionship. Principal Kirschner and 
Coach Snyder of Scott High School 
made some remarks. 

Our Toastmaster then intro- 
duced the honor guest, Dr. Marts, 
who gave us a very enlightening 
talk on the activities at Bucknell 
and the progress being made on 
the building program. 

After Dr. Marts' talk the chair- 
man of the party, George Jones, 
'23, had Mr. Lybarger, '28 show 
motion pictures of Bucknell, and 
then took charge of the dancing. 

The party broke up at 1:30 and 
all reported having had a good 

S. J. Leezer, '31, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 


Edmund B. Pierce, '28 has been 
elected President of the Bucknell 
Club of Trenton. Others named 
at a recent meeting are: M. S. 
Fairheller, Vice-President: Mrs. 
Eva Himmelreich Apgar, '12, Sec- 
retary: M. E. Shourds, '31, Treas- 
urer: and Miss Emma Dillon, '15, 
Judge J. Warren Davis, '96, and 
James C. Pierce, 19, are members 
of the Executive Committee. 
(Continued on page 14) 



Bison Athletes Make Fine Record 

With 37 Victories in 7 Sports 


. -m .... 

H^rl>:^u - 

Members of the varsity tennis team who completed an undefeated season, 
winning 1 1 straight games, are shown above. They are ( left to right ) : 
Carroll C. Nesbit, Ward Gage. Charles V. Dunham, Manager; Captain 
Samuel M. Nesbit, Emmett Steele, George R. McCall, and George 

Making their finest showing in 
recent years, Bucknell's varsity ath- 
letes compiled a won-lost percen- 
tage of .627 during the academic 
year which ended with Commence- 

The Bisons, competing in seven 
sports, won 3 7 games during the 
year against 22 defeats and three 
ties. Boxing was the only sport 
with a won-lost record on the 
wrong side of the ledger, the 
Bison mittmen winning only two 
out of six engagements. 

A revival of the winning habit 
in the spring sports was the high- 
light of the year's campaigning. 
Ordinarily, Bison teams make 
their best records in the fall and 
winter sports. This year, the sit- 
uation was reversed, as the tennis, 
baseball, and track teams contri- 
buted 20 of the 37 victories. 

The tennis team was the out- 
standing Bison athletic array dur- 
ing the year. Coach Floyd Ballen- 
tine's netters won 1 1 straight 
matches without being extended, 
ending their season undefeated. 

The second longest winning 
streak during the year was a seven- 
game string assembled by the base- 

ball team before it dropped the 
finale to Penn State, 9-0. 

Season's records for Bucknell's 
seven varsity sports are: 

Football: won, 3; lost, 3: tied 

Soccer: won, 4; lost, 3: tied, 1. 

Basketball: won, 8: lost, 6. 

Boxing: won, 2; lost, 4. 

Track: won, 2: lost, 2. 

Tennis: won. 1 1 : lost, 0. 

Baseball: won, 7; lost, 4. 

Summer Session Enrollment 
Largest in School History 

The annual summer session 
opened on Monday, June 27, with 
the largest enrollment in the his- 
tory of summer courses at Buck- 
nell, 550 students having regis- 
tered for the six-weeks' course. Dr. 
Frank G. Davis, who is directing 
the session, heads a faculty of 48 
teachers who make up the staff. 

Bucknell is conducting two 
Demonstration Schools this sum- 
mer for student teachers, one at 
Lewisburg and the other at Mil- 
ton, with more than 500 boys and 
girls of grade school age enrolled. 
Sixty-five student teachers from 

22 colleges are taking the course 
in practice teaching this year. 

Special events planned for the 
session include the Second Annual 
Institute on International Affairs 
on July 13 and 14, a conference 
on leisure time activities on July 
27 and 28, and a School of Parent 
Education from July 18 to 22. 


(Continued from Page 13) 

After the election Judge J. 
Warren Davis spoke upon the pro- 
gress of the University, particularly 
in regard to the financial strides 
that are being made in the raising 
of funds for new dormitories, a 
gymnasium and scientific build- 
ings. Judge Davis is probably the 
most widely known Bucknell 
alumnus in this territory and is 
devoting a great deal of his time 
to furthering the interests of the 
University. He pointed out that 
clubmen should submit names of 
prospective students to the Regis- 
trar of the University for contact 

The outgoing president is Wil- 
liam Irvin. '22. 


At a recent business meeting 

of the Washington, D. C. Club 

the following officers were elected: 

President — Mr. Lawrence O. 

Manley, '07. 
Vice-President — Dr. John S. 

Burlew, '30. 
Secretary and Treasurer — Mrs. 
Elizabeth Bentley Scheffler, 
Elizabeth Bentley Scheffler, 
'33, Secretary and Treasurer. 


Dr. Arnaud C. Marts was the 
principal speaker at a meeting of 
the Elmira Alumni Club held in 
that city on April 30, with 40 
members present. The alumni had 
dinner at the Age Tea Room and 
then went to the High St. Temple 
to hear Dr. Marts. 

The Rev. Roland N. Dutton, 
'26, was toastmaster. Rabbi 
Frederic A. Doppelt spoke briefly 
and motion pictures of campus life 
were shown. Sanford L. Barcus, 
is president of the club. 

Dr. Marts told the alumni that 
the solution of today's momentous 
problems lies in a reversion to the 
humanitarian philosophy of edu- 
cation — moulding of the whole 
man. personality, character, con- 
duct and spirit as well as intellect. 

JULY, 1938 



Prof. C. A. Lindeman Retires 
Taught Here 36 Years 

Professor Charles A. Linde- 
mann, '98, more familiarly known 
to thousands of Bucknellians as 
"Lindy," has been forced by ill 
health to give up his post as pro- 
fessor of pure mathematics and 
has retired from the Bucknell fac- 
ulty after 36 years of service to 
his Alma Mater. Professor Linde- 
mann's retirement was regretfully 
announced by President Marts in 

Known to Bucknellians every- 
where through his long connection 
with the University, both as a stu- 
dent and as a teacher, Dr. Linde- 
mann completed this year a teach- 
ing career extending over a period 
of 39 years. He was graduated 
from Bucknell in the class of 1898 
and received his Master's degree 
here in the following year. After 
several years of teaching, he joined 
the Bucknell faculty in 1902 as 
instructor in mathematics. In 1905 
he was made assistant professor of 
mathematics and in 1907 professor 
of pure mathematics. John B. 
Stetson University paid tribute to 
his ability by awarding him the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Sci- 

Held Important Post 

During his long association with 
Bucknell, Professor Lindemann 
has held numerous important of- 
fices. He was one of the pioneers 
and creators of the Engineering 
School and chairman of the com- 
mittee that built the North playing 
fields and did the preliminary work 
on the stadium. He also served 
for a number of years as secretary 
of the faculty. 

President Marts, in commenting 
on Professor Lindemann's retire- 
ment, expressed deep regret that 
the latter's health during the past 
three years had been such that Pro- 
fessor Lindemann concluded that 
he should retire rather than com- 
plete the 40-year teaching pro- 
gram that he had anticipated for 
his life career. 

"He has been one of the great 
teachers in Bucknell history," said 
Mr. Marts, "unique in his capa- 
city to impart accurate informa- 
tion to students and in his ability 
to inspire them to hard, effective 
effort to master their subjects. 

"As he retires from active teach- 
ing we hope that he will be happy 
in his new mode of life and that 
he will be on hand to greet return- 
ing alumni and to give wise coun- 
sel to those of us who are continu- 
ing in the service of Bucknell." 

It is expected that Professsor 
Lindemann will be elected profes- 
sor emeritus of mathematics when 
the Trustees of the University hold 
their next meeting in the fall. 


Western World Literature, a 
unique anthology containing 464 
selections from 190 authors repre- 
senting the whole span of literature 
in the western world from the time 
of Homer to the present, compiled 
by two Bucknell professors, Dr. 
H. W. Robbms and Dr. W. H. 
Coleman, has just been published 
by Macmillan Company. 

Dr. Robbins and Dr. Coleman 
were invited by the publishers to 
prepare the book on the basis of 
their experience with the course 
in World Literature which they de- 
veloped at Bucknell. It will fill 
a long-felt need in the textbook 
field and will undoubtedly be 
adopted by many of the colleges 
which have followed Bucknell's 
lead in the establishment of survey 
courses in world literature. 

Western World Literature has 
a number of unusual features, one 
of which is a chronology which at- 
tempts to correlate literature and 
history. The authors have sup- 
plied historical data for the period 
in which each author wrote, in 
order that the student may have a 
better understanding of the writer 
and his times. 

Of especial interest are the trans- 
lations made by Dr. Robbins from 
foreign literature. These include 
works in Greek, Latin, and Old 
French, translated by Dr. Robbins 
for inclusion in this text. 

President Marts, who has been 
deeply interested in the project, 
said: "We are very proud of these 
two Bucknell professors who have 
been able to produce this important 
textbook. Its publication marks 
an important milestone in the de- 
velopment of the survey courses in 
which Dr. Rainey pioneered at 


Four faculty promotions were 
announced by Dean R. H. Riven- 
burg at Commencement. They are 
as follows: Dr. Ralph E. Page, 
from associate professor to profes- 
sor of political science: Dr. Alvin 
B. Biscoe, from assistant professor 
to associate professor of economics; 
Dr. Meyer F. Nimkoff, from asso- 
ciate professor to professor of so- 
ciology; and Dr. William T. Mac- 
Creadie, from assistant professor 
to associate professor of mathe- 


Donald G. Stillman, instructor 
in English, has been granted leave 
of absence for next year. He will 
study for his Doctor's degree at the 
University of Michigan. Mr. Still- 
man and his family have already 
moved to Ann Arbor. 


Dr. Charles M. Bond, professor 
of religion, was honored by his 
Alma Mater, Colgate University, 
when that school conferred upon 
him the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Divinity at its Commencement 
exercises on June 13. Dr. Bond 
was one of six noted educators and 
distinguished men who were 
awarded honorary degrees by Col- 
gate this year. 


Dr. George M. Kunkel, '19, as- 
sistant professor of mechanical en- 
gineering, has recently been noti- 
fied of his certification as a Pro- 
fessional Engineer in Pennsylva- 
nia, which signifies that the State 
considers him qualified to design 
and direct any engineering work in 
his field, and to accept responsi- 
bility for its safe accomplishment. 
His past record was such that he 
was excused from taking the exam- 
inations which are often required. 


Dr. John W. Rice, professor of 
bacteriology, is spending the sum- 
mer at Lake Seneca, N. Y., where 
he is engaged in special research 
for the New York State Agricul- 
tural Station at Geneva. Dr. Rice 
was invited by Dr. Breed, chief 
of the bacteriological division of 
the Station, to assist in research in 
paper containers, a field in which 
the Bucknell professor has already 
done considerable work. 



Noted Leaders Join In Tribute 

To Dr. E. W. Hunt, President Emeritus 

Noted leaders in education, re- 
ligion, and foreign mission work 
gathered in the First Baptist 
Church at Lewisburg on May 23 
to pay final tribute to their es- 
teemed leader, Dr. Emory W. 
Hunt, Bucknell's beloved Presi- 
dent Emeritus, whose death occur- 
red on Friday, May 20, at his 
home in Lewisburg. 

Dr. Hunt, who retired from the 
presidency of Bucknell in 1931, 
had been in ill health for several 
months. In mid-winter he suf- 
fered an attack of pneumonia 
which left him in a weakened con- 
dition, so that his death was not 
entirely unexpected. 

The same beauty and simplicity 
which had marked Dr. Hunt's life 
characterized the impressive fun- 
eral services, with representatives 
from the institutions and organi- 
zations which he had served par- 
ticipating in this last memorial. 

Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, speaking 
on behalf of the University, prais- 
ed the late Bucknell president as 
"a strong, brave, courageous, gen- 
tle leader'' who served as head of 
the University during "the twelve 
most difficult years of its history." 

"There were no frontiers to the 
mind of Dr. Hunt," said Dr. Jos- 
eph C. Robbins, representing the 
Baptist Foreign Mission Board. 
He described Dr. Hunt's influence 
upon the foreign missions move- 
ment, citing his work in establish- 
ing and supporting Shanghai Uni- 
versity, West China University, 
and Judson College in Burma. 

"We leave him greater than the 
world suspects, living and dying," 
said Dr. George H. Baker of the 
Baptist Education Board. At the 
time of his death Dr. Hunt was 
Chairman of this Board. 

Dr. James H. Franklin, presi- 
dent of Crozer Theological Semi- 
nary, praised Dr. Hunt as "a dis- 
ciple of the meek and lowly 
Jesus." "He was the gentlest 
strong man I ever knew," he ex- 

Others who took part in the 
services were Dr. Avery A. Shaw, 
president of Denison College, 
Granville, Ohio, which Dr. Hunt 
headed for more than a decade, Dr. 

Milton G. Evans, former president 
of Crozer Theological Seminary, 
and the Rev. James B. Ostergren. 
pastor of the Baptist Church here. 
Members of the faculty who at- 
tended in a body wore their aca- 
demic robes as a special mark of 
respect for their former leader. Dr. 
Hunt's body, clad in his academic 

The Late Emory \V. Hunt 

gown, lay in state in the church 
for several hours preceding the ser- 
vices, which were followed by 
burial in Lewisburg Cemetery. 

Dr. Hunt was born in East 
Clarence, N. Y., February 2. 1862, 
the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. 
Harrison P. Hunt. He was edu- 
cated at the University of Roch- 
ester, where he received the Bach- 
elor of Arts degree in 1884. He 
was graduated from Crozer Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chester, Pa., in 
1887. Honorary degrees were con- 
ferred on him by the University 
of Rochester, Hillsdale College in 
Michigan, McMaster College. John 
B. Stetson College in Florida, Den- 
ison University in Granville, Ohio, 
and Bucknell University. 

Prior to becoming president of 
Bucknell University he was presi- 
dent of Denison University from 
1901 to 1913. 

Among positions held by Dr. 
Hunt was the presidency of the 
Northern Baptist Convention, the 

highest honor offered by the Bap- 
tists of the north. Dr. Hunt head- 
ed this body from 1910 to 1912. 
He was also general secretary of 
the American Baptist Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society from 1913 to 
1915. Just before entering the 
presidency of Bucknell University 
he was pastor of the First Baptist 
Church at Newton Centre, Mass. 
He was pastor of prominent 
churches in Toledo and Boston 
before he was president of Denison 

While he was president of Buck- 
nell University, beginning June 
24, 1919, and continuing until 
June 9, 1931, five buildings and 
the memorial stadium were added 
to the college campus. Academic 
standards were maintained and ap- 
proved and the college grew in size 
to 1,200 students, with 800 per- 
sons in the extension division. 

Dr. Hunt was married to Miss 
Josephine Kendrick of Rochester, 
N. Y., in 1888. Their daughter, 
Miss Helen Hunt, is Dean of Wo- 
men in Judson College in Burma. 
Mrs. Hunt died in 1890. In 1892 
Dr. Hunt married again, taking as 
his wife Miss Elizabeth Olney of 
Walton, Mass.. whose death oc- 
curred in 1932. Two daughters 
of this marriage are surviving. 
They are: Mrs. Earl Richards of 
Columbus and Mrs. William Ma- 
haffey of Pittsburgh. 

Mary Bartol Theiss '94 

Dies of Heart Attack 

Dr. Mary Bartol Theiss, '94, 
who, it is said, knew more about 
Bucknell than any other indivi- 
dual, died very suddenly of a heart 
attack at her home near Muncy on 
Saturday, June 25, ending a bril- 
liant career characterized by re- 
markable versatility and activity. 
The wife of Dr. Lewis E. Theiss, 
Professor of Journalism at Buck- 
nell, she was known to thousands 
of Bucknellians for her loyal and 
continuous devotion to her Alma 
Mater, manifest in her deep in- 
terest in every project promoting 
the welfare of the college which 
she loved so greatly. 

Mrs. Theiss was born at Union 
Grove, Wisconsin, November 11, 

JULY, 1938 


1 875, the daughter of Dr. William 
C. and Martha Belle Bartol. and 
came to Lewisburg in 1881 when 
her father became a member of the 
Bucknell University faculty. She 
attended Bucknell Institute and 
Bucknell University, and was 
graduated from the latter with 
honors in 1894. She received her 
Master of Arts degree in 1895. 
and then accepted the Bennett Fel- 
lowship at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, where she was awarded 
a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 
1899. She was then appointed 
head of the department of ancient 
languages at Rockford College. 
Rockford. 111. 

In 1903 she married Dr. L. E. 
Theiss, who was then on the edi- 
torial staff of the iVea' York Sun. 
and they resided in New York 
City until 1912. From 1914 to 
1924 they resided near Muncy, 
where they were occupied with 
writing books and articles for 
leading national publications. 

Mrs. Theiss, a writer herself, 
contributed numerous articles to 
leading national magazines, and 
assisted Dr. Theiss in writing the 
book, "His Big Brother," and 
many more of his books. As a 
contributor to the Alumni Month- 
ly, she was an authority on grad- 
uates of the University who have 
become famous, and at the time of 
her death was writing a history 
of the Bucknell Chapter of Pi Beta 
Phi, national social fraternity. She 
was one of the founders of the 
Bucknell chapter, and also became 
its first president. 

So varied were her interests that 
it is almost impossible to enu- 
merate all of them. 

Mrs. Theiss was active in many 
local civic and social organizations 
and started the Girl Scout Move- 
ment in Lewisburg. She was a 
member of the Shikelimo Chapter 
of the D. A. R., the Campus Club, 
and of the Susquehanna Branch 
of the American Association of 
University Women, which she as- 
sisted in organizing. She belonged 
to Phi Beta Kappa, national hon- 
orary scholastic fraternity. 

She is survived by her husband, 
'02, a daughter, Frances Warren 
Theiss, a student at Bucknell; her 
father, Dr. W. C. Bartol, 72: 
two sisters, Miss Belle Bartol, '99: 
and Mrs. William L. Leonard, 
'13: and by one brother, William 
A. Bartol, '95. 

Eliza J. Martin Dies 

Librarian for 15 Years 

Miss Eliza J. Martin. '00. Li- 
brarian at Bucknell University for 
the past 15 years, died at her home 
in Lewisburg on Friday, July 8, 
after a brief illness. Her death 
came as a distinct shock to the 
many Bucknellians who had come 
into contact with her interesting 
personality as a student and later 
as an administrator at Bucknell. 
She was 56 years old. 

Miss Martin's family had long 
been prominent in Bucknell his- 
tory. Both her father and mother 
were graduates of Bucknell. Her 
mother. who was Mary E. Brown, 
I-'62, taught for several years in 

Eliza J. Martin. '00 

the Music School before her mar- 
riage and her father, William E. 
Martin, '71, was connected with 
the University for nearly half a 
century, first as teacher and later 
as librarian. 

Miss Martin was born in the 
academy building, when her fath- 
er was principal of the academy. 
In those days members of the fac- 
ulty occupied the same quarters as 
students. She was graduated from 
Bucknell in the class of 1900 and 
received her Master's degree from 
the University two years later. 

She later studied for a brief 
period at the University of Jena, 
the University of Berlin, Columbia 
University and the New York 
State Library School. 

She came to Bucknell as Assist- 
ant Librarian in 1921 and was 
made Librarian the following year, 
holding that position until her 

For many years she took an ac- 
tive interest in alumni affairs and 
held a number of offices in local or- 
ganizations. She served as presi- 
dent of the Campus Club in re- 
cent years. Two years ago she 
spent some time in China and up- 
on her return filled numerous lec- 
ture engagements. 

She is survived by one brother, 
James Brown Martin, '98, of 
Nashville. Tenn. 

Funeral services were conducted 
in the First Baptist Church at 
Lewisburg and burial was made 
in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Mem- 
bers of the faculty at Bucknell, 
deacons of the Baptist Church, a 
number of alumni, and also a num- 
ber of townspeople were honorary 

"Book SUf 

Reviewed for the Alumni Month- 
ly by Allan G. Halline, assistant 
professor of American Litera- 
ture at Bucknell. 
The American Mind. Edited 
by Harry R. Warfel, '20, Ralph 
H. Gabriel, and Stanley T. Wil- 
liams. American Book Company. 
1937. This book is a new depar- 
ture in anthologies of literature. 
Instead of including selections only 
from the standard literary figures 
of America, the editors have chosen 
amply but discriminatingly from 
the writings of men who have been 
outstanding in other fields of in- 
tellectual endeavor: religion, phi- 
losophy, science, politics, econom- 
ics, and sociology. This inclusion 
of material from other fields of 
American thought enables one to 
understand more fully the intel- 
lectual development of the nation 
and enriches his reading of the tra- 
ditional literary figures. Such an 
approach is in keeping with recent 
tendencies in American criticism. 

Brief, concise, and proportionate 
surveys give the key to the back- 
ground in each distinct period of 
American thought, and informa- 
tive introductions, with selected 
bibliography, provide the student 
with a helpful approach to the 
various figures represented. In ad- 
dition, there are general biblio- 
graphies at the end of the volume, 
as well as a convenient chronology 
which arranges the historical and 
literary events in parallel columns, 
thus putting in outline form the 
general theme of the book. 

To some the chief fault of the 
book will be the briefness and 
sketchiness of the selections which 
represent a few of the writers. No 
doubt the editors would answer 
to this that one of their interests 
was breadth in the inclusion of 
authors, and also that they were 
obliged by production limitations 
to omit several hundred pages they 
wished to include. 





George T. Bailey, one of Bucknell's 
oldest alumni, familiarly known as "the 
grand old man of La Plume", celebrated 
his 90th birthday in February. 

Mr. Bailey, who is a brother of the 
late Mrs. John Howard Harris whose 
death occurred this year, can claim one 
of the most unusual records in college 
circles, for he has served "the longest 
trusteeship at any school, college, or uni- 
versity in the United States." Mr. Bailey 
became a trustee at Keystone Academy, 
now Scranton-Keystone Junior College, 
more than 69 years ago. assuming the post 
shortly after the death of his father, who 
had been one of the founders of the 

At 90 Mr. Bailey is still an active man 
and is widely known for his remarkable 
memory which has served him in good 
stead in his histories of Keystone Acad- 
emy and other local institutions. 


Commencement Registrant : 
Goodman, Mae Smith, Philadelphia 


The Rev. Joseph Edmund Perry of 
Brookline. Mass.. celebrated his eighty- 
seventh birthday on May 10. Dr. Perry's 
class was the last one to graduate under 
President Loomis. Mrs. Perry was Miss 
May Gerhart of the Institute. Class of 


Commencement Registrant : 
Owens, William G., Lewisburg 


Patrick F. Duncan, prominent business 
man of Duncannon. Pa., died at his home 
in that city last February, following an 
extended illness. Mr. Duncan was a pion- 
eer banker at Duncannon and was inter- 
ested in numerous large corporations. He 
was one of the largest stockholders of the 
Clark's Ferry Bridge Company and was 
well known throughout the state. 


Dr. Spenser B. Meeser, who is now liv- 
ing at South Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Mass., 
is reported to be improved after a serious 
illness caused by heart trouble. 


Dr. Mary B. Harris, superintendent of 
the Federal Industrial Institution for Wo- 
men at Alderson. West Virginia, was se- 
lected as one of the women of the month 
in a magazine article by Genevieve For- 
bes Herrick that appeared in the June 
Issue of "The Country Gentleman" under 
the title of "Women in the News". 

After outlining the remarkable record 
made by prisoners at Alderson. the writer 
adds: "For years I had heard about this 
remarkable Mary Harris. I knew she had 
been graduated with honors from Bucknell 
University, in Pennsylvania, where her 
father was for thirty years president. I 
knew she was a Pi Beta Phi sorority sis- 
ter of Grace Coolidge and Carrie Chapman 
Catt. I knew she was a musician, a lin- 

guist, and a numismatist. Yes, I too 
had to run to the dictionary to be sure 
it means a collector of rare coins and 

"I knew that she went into penology 
almost by accident, giving up the teach- 
ing of Latin and Greek, when her college 
friend, Dr. Katherine Bement Davis, per- 
suaded her to take, just temporarily, the 
position of superintendent of the Wo- 
men's Workhouse on Blackwell's Island. 

"But I had never met her until she 
came to Washington a few weeks ago to 
address the annual meeting of the Wo- 
men's Bar Association, almost thirteen 
years to the day. from the time she had 
gone down to Alderson, West Virginia, 
to be its first and famous superintendent." 


Commencement Registrant: 
Bolton, Samuel, Philadelphia 

William E. Renshaw of Idaho Springs. 
Colorado, was killed in an automobile 
accident near his home on May 3 1 . Wide- 
ly known as a mining man. former state 
senator, and former member of the state 
industrial commission. Mr. Renshaw had 
celebrated his 78th birthday only a few 
days before the accident which resulted 
in his death. 

A native of Scranton, Mr. Renshaw 
went West while still in his early thirties, 
determined to learn the gold mining busi- 
ness. He soon acquired the famous Gem 
mine on Deaton hill, near Idaho Springs, 
which he still owned at the time of his 
death. For a number of years he was 
one of the largest mining operators in his 
section of the country. 

In 1898 he married Frieda Walsen, 
daughter of the late Fred Walsen. pioneer 
merchant, banker, and stockman, for 
whom the town of Walsenburg. Colorado, 
was named. Mrs. Walsen's death occurred 
more than a year ago. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Clipman, William H.. Lewisburg 
Hatch, George W„ Bells Landing 
Hayes, William VanV.. New York, N. Y. 
Roberts, H. J., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Sehreyer, John Y., Milton 
Soars, Charles A., Philadelphia 
Woodward. W. M., McKeesport 


Commencement Registrant: 
Williams, W. E., Berwick 


Commencement Registrant : 
Greene, Caroline Wittenmyer, Huntingdon 


Commencement Registrants: 

Clymer, Flora M„ Philadelphia 
Foresman, John H., Williamsport 
Vought, Anna Pennsyl, Mt. Carmel 
Wolfe, C. Dale, Lewisburg 


Commencement Registrants: 

Harris. Mary B., Alderson, W. Va.. 
Vastine, Elizabeth B., Riverside 


Commencement Registrants : 

Greene, Edward M., Huntingdon 
Oglesby, William V., Danville 
Sheddan, William B., Princeton, N. J. 


Commencement Registrants : 
Wolfe, Mary M., Laurelton 


Commencement Registrant: 
Dutton, Mabel Batten, Columbus, Ohio 


Commencement Registrants: 

Baker, E. C, Downingtown 
Clement, Charles W., Sunbury 
Downs, Ruth Sprague, Ardmore 
Dutton, E. H., Columbus, Ohio 
Flint, Edward, West Chester 
Flint, Mary Chambers, West Chester 
James, Anna Rodgers, Allentown 
Koch, Charles D., Harrisburg 
Lauderbaugh, J. G., Washington 
Mulkie, R. B., Union City 

Robert V. Rex of Lamberton died sud- 
denly at his home in Lamberton on March 
8 and was buried in Sylvan Heights ceme- 
tery in that city. Mr. Rex, who was 61 
years old, had been a mine superintendent 
for the H. C. Frick Coke Company for 
3 1 years. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Calvin, J. E., Penn Yan, N. Y. 
Decker, Oliver J., Williamsport 


Commencement Registrant: 
Sherwood, A. J., Union City 


Commencement Registrant: 
Lesher, C. B., Camden, N. J. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Theiss, Lewis E., Lewisburg 
Williams, T. Lamar, Mt. Carmel 

Irvin S. Cobb, internationally known 
writer and commentator, added his name 
to the long list of men who regard Christy 
Mathewson as "the outstanding player 
of organized baseball for all time," when, 
in a recent radio broadcast, he picked 
Christy as the greatest baseball star the 
world has ever known. 

In a letter written to a graduate of Key- 
stone Academy, now Scranton-Keystone 
Junior College, and printed in a recent 
issue of "The Keystonian" , the school's 
paper. Mr. Cobb reviewed the remarks 
which he made about Mathewson in the 
course of his broadcast. Mathewson at- 
tended Keystone Academy before coming 
to Bucknell. 

He selected Christy. Cobb said. "Be 
cause he was not only a great athlete but 
a great gentleman. Because coming into 
professional baseball at a time when the 
game was rougher and less scrupulous than 
it is today, he proved that a youth could 
give to his team all that he had of skill 
and wisdom and courage without sur- 
rendering his sense of natural honesty or 
his natural dignity or his natural decency. 
Because he passed on in his prime by rea- 

JULY, 1938 


son of ailments contracted in time of war 
while bearing his country's flag. Be- 
cause his record remains as an evergreen 
monument to his memory and his spirit — 
an example, in sport and in life generally, 
to the boyhood and to the manhood of 
this nation. Christy Mathewson is dead 
and in his grave — but his soul goes march- 
ing on! Of how many of us can you 
say the same?" 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bond. Jay F., New York. N. Y. 
Brown. Charles H.. Franklin 
Goodman. Hannah, Philadelphia 
Herpel, Elva Coleman, McKeesport 
Kalp, W. Lawrence, Long Branch, N. J. 
Lehman, Charles A., WiUiamsport 
Sigel, J. Fred, McEwensville 
Taylor, Ernest L„ Rome, N. Y. 
Taylor, Sarah Ayres, Rome, N. Y. 
Tiffany, Carl W„ Erie 

Captain A. F. Dershimcr of the United 
States Army may be addressed at Head- 
quarters, Third Corps Area, Baltimore, 


Commencement Registrants: 

Groff. Margaret, West Chester 
Johnson, John C, Philadelphia 

Thomas E. Cule. for many years a 
teacher in the public schools at Scranton. 
died on April 24 at his home in Scranton. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Gardner, E. R„ McKeesport 
Henry, Norman E.. Pittsburgh 
Morton, Earl A., Pittsburgh 

Elmer A. Hummell was awarded the 
degree of Master of Arts in Education by 
the University of Pennsylvania at the 
Mid-year Convocation exercises of the 
school last February. Mr. Hummell is 
supervising principal of the schools of 
Mays Landing. N. J., having been con- 
nected with the school system of that city 
for a period of 25 years. He is a brother 
of Mrs. Laura Hummell Guinter. 406 
Hellan St.. Wrightsville. Pa., and of Mrs. 
Maude Hummell Moissan. 3 609 Broad- 
way. New York City, both of whom are 
also members of the class of '05. 


Commencement Registrants : 

Kerstetter. Ruth A.. Lewisburg 
Mill-ward, Carl L. ( Milton 


Burrows, Ernest S., Picture Rocks 
Groff, Frances L., West Chester 
Oberdorf, Calvin, Washington, D. C. 
Raker, W. W., Kutztown 
Riggs, G. A„ Rio Piedras, P. R. 

George A. Riggs is head of the Puerto 
Rico Mission of the American Baptist 
Home Missionary Society with 47 church- 
es and 45 82 members under his care. His 
daughter, Martha Riggs, was graduated 
from Bucknell in June. His son, Paul 
Riggs, plans to enter the University next 
September. Rev. Riggs' address is Rio 
Piedras, Puerto Rico. 

Lawrence O. Manley of Washington, 
D. C. was recently elected treasurer of the 
Federal Farm Loan Corporation. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Blakemore, Helen Tiffany, Reading 

Bolton, E. K., Wilmington, Del. 

Booth, Winfield S„ Rutherford, N. J. 

Boyer, John B., Herndon 

Hayes, James F., Arlington, Va. 

James, Aelfric, Easton 

Landers, Olive Richards, New York, N. Y. 

Long, Clarence E., Pittsburgh 

Long, Elsie Owens, Birmingham, Ala. 

Ralph W. Halter, '08 

Manchester, Edwin R., Wilmington, Del. 
Myers, Margaret Kalp, Lansdale 
Niple, Chester A., Columbus, Ohio 
Noll, Walter L., New Providence, N. J. 
Shrum, R. W., Newport, R. I. 
Shultz, Joseph, Trenton, N. J. 
Stolz, Paul G., Lewisburg 

Ralph W. Haller, was recently elected 
principal of the Andrew Jackson High 
School in the Borough of Queens. New 
York, climaxing an educational career of 
22 years in public school work. 

After leaving Bucknell he obtained his 
Master of Arts degree in Germanics from 
Harvard in 1909. He taught for a time 
at Mercersburg Academy and at White 
Plains, N. Y. entering the New York 
school system in 1916. He has held 
numerous important educational posts in 
the city's schools and has been active in 
legislative work for education in New 
York state. 

At Bucknell Mr. Haller was a tennis 
player of considerable ability. At 5 5 he 
is still an enthusiastic player. With his 
wife and two daughters he resides at 2 1 1 
Egmont Ave., Mt. Vernon. N. Y. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bailets, George F., Maplewood, N. J. 
Shultz, Hannah Mervine, Trenton, N. J. 
Shupe, Myrtle Walkinshaw, Saltsburg 
Vilhallon, Ernestine Hyatt, Germantown 

Senator Charles R. Mallery was renomi- 
nated for the Senate of Pennsylvania in 
the Blair-Huntingdon District on the Re- 
publican ticket in the recent primaries. 


Commencement Registrants: 
Bank. J. C, Pequannock, N. J. 

The Rev. E. Paul Smith is pastor of 
the First Baptist Church at Lambertville, 
N. J. 


tf I 

Elmer A. Hummell, '05 

Paul J. Abraham, attorney-at-law with 
offices in the Safe Deposit and Trust 
Building, Greensburg, lives at 536 North 
Maple Ave., Greensburg. 

Isaac Newton Earle, Jr., for many 
years principal of the Roosevelt Junior 
High School at New Brunswick, N. J., 
died early in June in Roosevelt Hospital, 
Menlo Park, N. J. Mr. Earle was twice 
appointed to the Committee on Interna- 
tional Relations by the National Education 
Association. He is survived by his wife. 
Hannah Glover Earle. '14. five children, 
and two brothers. 

The Rev. George Fetter of the Univer- 
ity Baptist Church, Minneapolis, has led 
his church successfully in raising over 
SI 0,000 toward the liquidation of a 
building indebtedness. Rev. Fetter was 
a recent speaker at the chapel service of 
the Judson Memorial Baptist Church's 
University of Life. 

George T. Street, Jr. has joined the 
staff of the Scanlon Industrial Advertis- 
ing Agency which has expanded into the 
firm of Scanlon, Street, and Company, 
with offices in the Liberty Trust Building 
in Philadelphia. Mr. Street will be asso 
ciated with the agency in the capacity of 
account executive. He has been engaged 
in advertising work with N. W. Ayer 
and Son and other agencies over a period 
of years, and has been a member of the 
faculty of the Charles Morris Price School 
of Advertising and Journalism connected 
with the Poor Richard Club of Phila- 
delphia since 1934. 

Irvin A. Timlin, who is principal of the 
Overbrook Junior High School at Pitts- 
burgh, lives at 103 Academy Ave., South 
Hills, Pittsburgh. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Davis, Frank G., Lewisburg 
Snyder, E. A., South Orange. N. J. 
Tyson, James A., Philadelphia 
Villalon, Jose A., Germantown 

Ellis C. Pershing is now head of the 
Department of Natural Science of the 
School of Education of the Western Re- 
serve University in Cleveland. 

Horace R. Barnes is a member of the 
faculty of Franklin and Marshall College 
and is Chairman of the Department of 
Economics and Business Administration. 
After graduation from Bucknell, Prof. 
Barnes took his master's degree at the 
University of Pennsylvania. He started 
his teaching career at Peddie. 

Death claimed another Bucknellian 
early in May when Charles N. Brubaker 
of Pittsfield, Mass., well known engin- 
eer at the Pittsfield works of the General 
Electric Company, died of a heart attack. 

The Works News of the General Elec- 
tric Company reported his death as fol- 

"A lovable man who first endeared 
himself to his host of associates here, as 
a test student in 1911 following his grad- 
uation from Bucknell University, "Bru" 
continued to hold this admiration in the 
executive position he held at the time of 
his death. 

Upon completion of his duties "on 
test" Mr. Brubaker served as a designing 
engineer before being transferred to Fort 
Wayne in 1920. Six years later he moved 
to the Erie Works where he was appointed 
managing engineer of the transformer sec- 
tion. He returned to Pittsfield in 193 2 
to complete 27 years with General Electric. 



Mr. Brubaker, 5 2. was born in Liver- 
pool. Pa. He was a member of the South 
Congregational Church executive com- 
mittee, the Mystic Lodge of Masons. 
Melba Temple, Shiraz Grotto, Berkshire 
Commandery and Berkshire Shrine Club, 
also the Stanley Club, the Quarter Century 
Club and the A. I. E. E." 

Professor W. K. Rhodes, one of his 
• teachers at Bucknell, commented upon 
his passing in these words: 

"Mr. Brubaker is affectionately remem- 
bered here at Bucknell by the members of 
our faculty who were in service at the 
time he was attending the Academy and 
during his college career. His strength of 
character, sincerity of purpose, and seem- 
ingly limitless capacity and energy are 
outstanding traits still fresh in the mem- 
ory of his teachers." 


Commencement Registrants: 

Eisenmenger, Walter S., Amherst, Mass. 

Igler, Frederick B., Philadelphia 

Lowther, Elizabeth Heinsling, South Orange, 

N. J. 
Roberts, J. H. R., Merion Station 
Wetzel, Nellie Berie, Reading 
Wise, D. M., Philadelphia 

Howard Johnson is serving as pastor 
of the Central Baptist Church at Mill- 
ville, N. J. In addition to his Bucknell 
degree he holds also degrees from Crozer 
Theological Seminary. Columbia, and 
North Dakota State College. 

Burns received in an automobile acci- 
dent caused the death of Edward R. Parke 
of Williamsport, which occurred in April 
at the Williamsport hospital. Mr. Parke, 
who was 47 years old, was a veteran em- 
ployee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, hav- 
ing been in that company's employ for 
nearly 25 years, He is survived by his 
wife, his mother, and one brother. 

Sue Weddell has been selected as one of 
the nine women who will represent the 
churches of North America in the coming 
deciennial Missionary Council at Madras. 
India. This world Christian Assembly 
convenes only once in ten years and calls 
together outstanding leaders in church 
work from the Orient and the Occident. 
Four hundred and fifty men and women, 
including 3 5 from North America, will 

Among the United States representa- 
tives will be President Mildred McAfee of 
Wellesley, Prof. Georgia Harkness of Mt. 
Holyoke. Dr. Daniel A. Poling of Phila- 
delphia, Prof. Kenneth Lataurette of Yale, 
and Bishop Moore of Texas. The Con- 
ference meets in December. 

Miss Waddell is planning to visit Per- 
sia and Arabia while she is abroad. 


Commencement Registrants: 
Bernhardt, C. Baker, Lewisburg 
Bogert, J. Ralph, Hempstead, N. Y. 
Bowling, Richard H., Norfolk, Va. 
Eshelman, Fayette C. Hazleton 
Fisher, Howard V., Wyomissing 
Fryling, Charles A., Sunbury 
Glover, Marwood B., Vineland, N. J. 
Haines, George F., Wyoming 
Hastings, Berkeley V., Milton 
Hawkins, O. V. W., Plandome, L. I., N. Y. 
Hooker. C. B., Camp Hill 
Leonard, Helen Bartol. Buffalo, N, Y. 
McClure, James F.. Lewisburg 
McKeague, Joseph L., Petersburg, Va. 
Redelin, Albert N., Nesquehoning 
Rees, Jane Irey, Danville 
Rooke, Robert L., Westfield, N. J. 
Sanders, Clay S., Shamokin 
Steele, Henry S„ Niagara, Falls, N. Y. 
Steele, Helen Wedekindt. Niagara Falls. N. Y. 
Still, Ralph A„ Philadelphia 
Stout. Leslie W.. Wilmington, Del. 

Talbot, R. L., Wilmington, Del. 
White, Samuel K., Merion 

The Rev. George Freeman Haines is 
pastor of the Baptist Church at Wyoming, 
Pa. After graduation from Bucknell he 
attended Rochester Theological Seminary, 
receiving his degree in 1916. He has held 
pastorates at Walker and at Wilson. N. 
Y., and has been pastor at Wyoming 
since 1929. 


Commencement Registrants : 

Criswell, John R., Pittsburgh 

Eyster, William H., Lewisburg 

Hawkins, Marian Harman, Plandome, L. I., 

N. Y. 
Kunkel, Mary A.. Lewisburg 
Lowther, W. C, South Orange, N. J. 
Reimensnyder, Florence, Milton 
Schnure, F. O., Sparrows Point, Md. 
Weaver, Harry B., New Kensington 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bates. J. B.. Mifflinburg 

Bond. Isabelle F., Lewisburg 

Craig, Norris I., Leechburg 

Craig. Hope Craig. Leechburg 

Irland, George A., Lewisburg 

Pangburn, Edward W., Holmesburg, Phila. 

Schuyler. William H., Wilkes-Barre 

Speer, John H., West Chester 

Williams, Thomas B., St. Clair 

Albert J. Clark is head of a firm of 
patent lawyers. Clark and Ott, with of- 
fices in New York City at 1 1 West 42nd 

Carl E. Geiger is a member of the fac- 
ulty at Peddie School at Hightstown. N. 
J., where he teaches English and coaches 
basketball. Before going to Peddie as a 
teacher in 1918 he taught at Keystone 


Commencement Registrants: 

Brandon, Margaret Weddell, Washington, D. C. 

Davenport, S. M., Kingston 

Schnure, Dorothy Bunnell; Sparrows Point, Md. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Champion, George B., Harrisburg 
Hay. Charles J., St. Albans, N. Y. 
Painter, G. Grant, Muncy 
Seemann, S. L.. Pittsburgh 
Sowers, Irwin P., Hillside, N. J. 

Louisville, Kentucky, is now the ad- 
dress for Don B. Shipman. who is em- 
ployed as a civil engineer with the War 
Department, in a project for the mainten- 
ance and improvement of the lower Ohio 
River for navigation purposes. 

Holman G. Knouse is a lawyer in Phila- 
delphia with offices in the Weightman 

Arial Kromer, a teacher in the Yonkers 
High School, lives at 25 Prospect Place, 
New York City. 

Architectural engineer for the United 
States Government is the position held by 
Howard L. Rosenberger, who lives at 
3509 Tenth St., N." E.. Washington. 
D. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Russell have 
moved from Cedarwood Road to 1 1 2 Col- 
lingsworth Drive in Rochester, N. Y. 
Mrs. Russell is the former Katherine Clay- 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bower, Walter J., Maplewood, N. J. 

Bower, Helen Dieffendafer, Maplewood, N. J. 

Chase, Hazard C, Williamsport 

Donauer, Dagmar Leth, Arlington, N. J. 

Grice, Herbert C, Lewisburg 

Johnson, W. T., Lewisburg 

Kistler, Anne Bertolet, Stony Run 

Musser, Malcolm E., Lewisburg 

Newcomb, Boyd L., Pittsburgh 

Owen, Ella Jones, Montrose 

Ranck, Bruce O., Carney's Point, N. J. 

Shallenhamer, Carrie Wetzel, Hershey 

Sheffer, H. Frazier, West Chester 

Speece, Mary, Atlantic City, N. J. 

Alfred R. DeLand. director of ath- 
letics at the Watertown. Conn.. High 
School for the past 1 8 years, died at his 
home in Watertown on May 28 after a 
brief illness. Well known as a baseball 
pitcher during his college days, Mr. De- 
Land achieved notable success as a teacher 
and coach, producing several champion- 
ship track, basketball, and baseball teams 
at Watertown, where he was a great 
favorite with the schoolboys of the re- 
gion. He is survived by his widow, one 
son, two daughters, and a sister. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Davis, Alden E., Notre Dame, Ind. 

Hall. Voris B.. Wilkes-Barre 

Harer, Howard L.. Williamsport 

Jones. Everett T., Scranton 

Pars, Howard R., Williamsport 

Riale, Frank H., Williamsport 

Warfel, Ruth Farquhar, College Park, Md. 

Dr. George M. Kunkel and Mrs. Kun- 
kel, the former Helen Egee, '27, are the 
parents of a baby daughter, Nancy Lou, 
born June 9 at the Williamsport Hospital. 
Dr. Kunkel is assistant professor of me- 
chanical engineering at Bucknell. 

Raymond D. Kline of Winfield and 
Miss Marie E. Rogers of Oil City were 
married in the Washington Memorial 
Chapel at Valley Forge on June 16. The 
bride was formerly a teacher in the Oil 
City schools. They will reside at Win- 


Commencement Registrants: 

Brown, Men-ill W., Pottsville 

Craig, James C, Philadelphia 

Mathieson, A. R.. Pittsburgh 

Newcomb, Helen Bodine. Pittsburgh 

Ranck, Mildred Farley. Carney's Point, N. J. 

Schuyler. Arbutus Harner, Wilkes-Barre 

Warfel. Harry R., College Park, Md. 

Dr. Harry G. Warfel, who. with Mrs. 
Warfel, is spending the summer at Beverly 
Hills. California, was a visiting lecturer 
in June at the summer session of the 
University of Toledo, where he gave a 
series of lectures on Noah Webster and 
his times. 

Francis L. C. Hetkes, physician at 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., lives at 318 West 
Main St.. in that city. 

Anthony D. Amenise is a physician 
practicing at Coral Gables. Fla. He may 
be reached at 227 Avenue Aragon, Coral 

Julius O. Fraker, who has charge of 
the electrical developments of the Texas 
8 Pacific Railroad from New Orleans to 
El Paso, has been transferred from Mar- 
shall. Texas, to Dallas, where he now 


Commencement Registrants : 

Carter, John P., Trevorton 
Casner, Clara M., Newberry 
Fowle, Marguerite Hartman, Lewisburg 
Grice, Emmalene Fisher, Lewisburg 
Hulsizer, Robert L., Lock Haven 
Kelly, Emily Devine, -New York, N. Y. 
Lontz, Hattie Fertig. Milton 
Morgan, "Si", Paterson, N. J. 
Reamer, Francis F., Shamokin 

Hilda D. Coates, who has been teaching 
in the G. A. R. Memorial High School 
in Wilkes-Barre, was married on June 25 
to Alfred B. Schimmel, teacher in the 

JULY, 1938 


Elmer L. Meyers High School in the 
same city. After attending Bucknell, Miss 
Coates did graduate work at Cornell and 
the University of Rochester. Mr. Schim- 
mel, who is a graduate of Indiana State 
Teachers College, also attended the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, the University of 
Pittsburgh, and Penn State. 

Edwin P. Cooke, who is supervisor of 
operation for the Harwood Steam Electric 
Station, lives at 121 West Birch St., 


Commencement Registrants: 

Allen, Alexander A., New York, N. Y. 
Campbell, Philip C, Danville 
Gardner, Arthur F., Mifflinburg 
Gass, Mark K., Sunbury 
Moore, J. Fred, Baltimore, Md. 
Shott, J. Henry. Mt. Penn, Reading 
Stahl, Catharine Y., Lewisburg 
Weaver, Paul A„ Wilkes-Barre 

Phillip E. Opp has moved from Sny- 
der, N. Y., to 1205 Union Ave., Brack- 
enridge, Pa. 

H. LeRoy Heller has changed his resi- 
dence from Harrisburg to 126 Shell St., 
Progress, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Reiner have moved 
from Ridgewood, N. J. to 3 21 Irving 
Ave., South Orange, N. J. Mrs. Reiner 
will be remembered as Ray Seaman. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bechtel, Helyn Kerstetter, Lewisburg 

Bihl, Victor A., Bethesda. Md. 

Bunnell, Marjorie Nichols, Clarks Summit 

Bunting, Charles T., Philadelphia 

Callendar, W. D. Tiverton, R. I. 

Davis, Donald A., Homestead 

Erdman, Gladys Emerick, Nanticoke 

Farquhar, Hazel M., Newark, N. J. 

Ferguson, Vivian Livingston, Baltimore, Md. 

Gehret, A. M., Wilmington, Del. 

Gehring, W. George, Wenonah, N. J. 

Griffith, D. M., Lewisburg 

Hahn, Byron W„ Wilkes-Barre 

Hayden. Katherine Owens, Leominster, Mass. 

Ingram, Helen Ferguson, Pittsburgh 

Jacobs, Alfred V., Danville 

Jones, Harry W., Mt. Carmel 

Kimball, Lawrence M., Vineland, N. J. 

Lundy, Elva Flanagan. Pittsburgh 

McGregor, Frank R., New York. N. Y. 

Mask, Florence Horam. Allentown 

Morrett, Dewey W., Hershey 

Sholl, Dorothy B„ Burlington, N. J. 

Sykes. Dorothy Auer, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. 

Thompson, Phyllis Ottmyer, York 

White, Haydn J.. Drexel Hill 

Port Huron, Michigan is now the home 
town of Joseph H. Fullmer, who is a 
chemical engineer for the Acheson Col- 
loids Corporation. His address is 714 
River St., Port Huron. 

John C. Koch is Dean of Men and 
Director of Secondary Education at the 
Bloomsburg State Teachers College. 

Robert M. Dawson, superintendent of 
building construction with the Hegeman- 
Harris Co.. Inc., N. Y. is now living at 
Hanover, N. H., where he is supervising 
a building program at Dartmouth College. 

Mrs. Ross R. MacNeil. the former 
Ruth E. Leitzel, lives at 914 North Juni- 
ata St., Hollidaysburg. where her husband 
is a practicing physician. 

Robert Markowitz, who is engaged in 
social service work, lives at 205 2 Strauss 
St.. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Foster C. Wilson has moved from 
Beaver, Pa., to 607 North Front St., 

Stanley V. Kostos is now living at 
New Angola, R. F. D. No. 1, Mt. Top. 

Dr. Frank U. Davis lives at 114 Green 
St., Cumberland, Md. - 


Commencement Registrants: 
Brown, Frank H., St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Hall. Iva DeWitt. Wilkes-Barre 
Holter, H. Walter, Lewisburg 
Horan, Thomas I., Pottsville 
Jones, Elizabeth Moore, Mt. Carmel 
Mask, Ross A., Allentown 
Overdorff, H. Virgil, Johnstown 

Oliver E. Henry now lives at 808 
Fordham Ave., Pittsburgh. 

Mrs. Eleanor K. Glanville, the former 
Eleanor Kingsbury, resides at 545 Glendale 
Road, Upper Darby, Pa. 

Mrs. Joseph B. Novak, the former 
Mary E. Weeter, lives at 136 West Third 
St., Lewistown. 

Marjorie Rivenburg, daughter of Dean 
and Mrs. R. H. Rivenburg, was awarded 
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the 
University of Pennsylvania at its Com- 
mencement exercises in June. Miss Riven- 
burg teaches Latin at West Hampton Col- 
lege, the women's section of the Univer- 
sity of Richmond at Richmond. Va. 

The Rev. G. Merrill Lenox, pastor of 
the Judson Memorial Baptist Church of 
Minneapolis, Minn., recently delivered a 
series of four addresses to the Baptist 
pastors of Northern California at Stock- 
ton. Rev. Lenox also made a chapel ad- 
dress at Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, 
South Dakota. 

Paul R. Sweitzer has moved from 
Plymouth, Pa., to Manhasset, L. I.. N. 
Y., where he lives at 105 Gaynor Ave. 

Walter J. Hall teaches social science and 
coaches football in the Shamokin High 
School. His address is 23 7 South Mar- 
ket St., Shamokin. 

Levi F. Hartman lives at State College. 
Where he is the owner of Hartman and 
Sellers Co., dealers in, electrical appliances. 

Mrs. Roy W. Schweiker, the former 
Anna Heysham, has moved with her hus- 
band from Lansdale to Worcester in Mont- 
gomery County, Pa. 

Edwin D. Robb has moved from Drex- 
el Hill to 6728 Park Ave., Merchantville, 
N. J. Mr. Robb is field representative in 
South Jersey for the tractor division of 
the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Co. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Berg, Mary Schilling, Erie 

Cunningham, Roland C, Audubon, N. J. 

Dallman, Donald A., Phillipsburg, N. J. 

Faint. George R., Wilkes-Barre 

Gummo, Blanchard S., Lewisburg 

James, Margaret R., Allentown 

Jones, Allen F., Harrisburg 

Mettler, Beatrice, Elysburg 

Nieodemus, Roy C Danville 

Walter, Helen Weidenhamer, Philadelphia 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford B. Berg, she 
was formerly Mary Schilling, announce 
the birth of a daughter, Jerry Schilling, 
who arrived in March. The child is the 
second girl born to the couple, who live 
at 418 Lighthouse St., in Erie. 

Robert A. West, Jr. has moved from 
Ashley to 409 West Academy St.. Wilkes- 

Donald E. Henry, who formerly re- 
sided in East Orange, N. J., is now living 
at 11 Westland Road, Verona, N. J. 

Robert J. Clingerman is now located 
in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he is a cost 
accountant with the Hawaiian Welding and 
Machine Co., Limited. "Have been out 
in the Islands for several months", he 
writes, "and expect to live here perma- 
nently as business is good and the cli- 
mate is almost perfect.'"' 

Charles H. Leehan has moved from 48 
to 46 Parsonage St.. in Pittston. 

Jesse Laventhol was on leave of absence 
recently from his job with the State 
Highway Department, where he is in 
charge of public information, to do spe- 
cial publicity for the Democratic State 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bailey, Guy W., Clarks Summit 

Carll, Josiah D., Wildwood, N. J. 

Carll. Marguerite Mayers. Wildwood, N. J. 

Davies, Morgan S., Reading 

Eaton, Asa T„ Harrisburg 

Focht. Florence Utt. Lewisburg 

Jones, Edward E., Scranton 

Jones, Grace Woods, Scranton 

McHail, Bruce A., Export 

Slifer, Kenneth W., Woodbury. N. J. 

White. W. Rafford. New York, N. Y. 

Ray G. Daggs is assistant professor of 
physiology at the University of Vermont. 
He is also co-author of a book, "An 
Orientation in Science", to be published 
by the McGraw-Hill Book Company. 

J. W. Boggs lives at 1902 Market St., 
Camp Hill. 

Catherine P. Boyle, teacher in the Phila- 
delphia schools, lives at 2101 South Broad 
St., Philadelphia. 

Stewart L. Rankin is an industrial sur- 
geon for E. I. DuPont and Co., and is 
stationed at the Dye Works Hospital at 
Deep Water. N. J. His home is at 315 
S. Riverside Walk, Penns Grove, N. J. 

Kenneth W. Slifer of Woodbury, N. 
J. writes: "David Kenneth Slifer, 7 
pounds, 11 ounces, arrived March 14. 
Please have him registered with the class 
of 1958." Mrs. Slifer was formerly 
Caryl R. Dutton, '27. 

The engagement of Thomas Burns 
Drum and Miss Peggy Kipp, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben E. Kipp of Pas- 
saic, N. J., was announced recently by the 
latter's parents. The wedding will take 
place in the Fall. 

Miss Kipp is a graduatet of the Ethel 
Walker School at Simsbury, Conn., in the 
class of 1934. She is a member of the 
Junior League in New York City and of 
the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. 

Burns is a member of the Philadelphia 
law firm of Ballard, Spahr. Andrews, and 
Ingersoll. He belongs to the Philadelphia 
Cricket Club and the University Club. 

Mrs. W. L. Crowding, the former 
Kitty Frederick, is now living at 10 West 
Second St., in Waynesboro, Pa., where 
her husband is pastor of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Amsler have 
moved from Warren, O., to St. Peters- 
burg, Pa. Mrs. Amsler, before her mar- 
riage, was Mary E. Stahl. 

L. A. Hatch, who lives at Pen Yan, 
N. Y., is employed as an engineer with 
the State Department of Public Works at 
Babylon, N. Y. 


Commencement Registrants : 

Anderson, Douglas W., Towaco, N. J. 

Brandon, A. L., Washington, D. C. 

Bull, Howard A., East Orange, N. J. 

Cregar, John S., E. Orange, N. J. 

Parmley, Florence E., Mahanoy City 

Reno, Margarida, Lewisburg 

Richie, E. Paul. Milan 

Shi-urn, Jane E., Pittsburgh 

Slifer, Caryl Dutton, Woodbury, N. J. 

Waggoner, Marguerite Rathmell. Williamsport 

Bertram P. Haines, who received his 
degree in electrical engineering from the . 
University of Pennsylvania in 1934, is 



now employed as an industrial engineer. 
His home is at 39 Elm Ave., Pitman, 
N. J. 

Mrs. J. J. Koopman. who was Mary 
Konkle before her marriage, now resides 
at 517 Tuckerman St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Recent appointments to county relief 
boards include the naming of Betty Haslam 
as executive director of the Carbon County 
Assistance Board. Miss Haslam, who lives 
at Palmerton, Pa., has been engaged in 
social service work since 1927. She has 
served as executive director of relief in Car- 
bon County since 1936. Her new ap- 
pointment was made on the basis of civil 
service qualifications in accordance with 
the new ruling now in effect in Pennsyl- 

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Clayton D. Hollinger of 
Lansford and Miss Anne J. O'Brien, 
daughter of Mrs. Monica O'Brien of 
Shenandoah. Hollinger, who was a Bison 
football star, attended Georgetown Uni- 
versity Law School after his graduation 
from Bucknell. He is now a practicing 
attorney with offices in New York City. 

Thomas C. Hanna, Jr. has moved from 
1401 Oxford Ave., in Media to 426 
North Orange St., Media. 

A son born recently to Mr. and Mrs. 
Fegley Hopp of Lewisburg has been named 
Robert Louis Hopp. 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd D. Newport have 
moved from 1 7 Garfield St. to 5 Ormond 
St. in Glen Falls, N. Y. Mrs. Newport 
will be remembered as Loveda M. Lager- 

Dr. Kenneth L. Lessing has changed 
his residence from 1 3 1 Rock Road to 6 1 
Birchwood Road in Glen Rock, N. J, 

J. Gilbert Malone now resides at Delta, 

Philadelphia is the home city of Rob- 
ert K. Zortman, whose address is 547 
N. 20th St., Philadelphia. He is an em- 
ployee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 

Mrs. Claud E. Ruch, the former Mar- 
ietta L. Pierce, lives at 23 Lennox Ave., 
Rumson, N. J. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Boyer, Marion White, Glenside 

Bull, Kathryn Bossier, E. Orange, N. J, 

Coene, Charles, Paterson, N, J. 

Couch, Ruth Bray, Bethlehem 

Cregar, Dorothy Riker, E. Orange, N. J. 

Crossgrove, Sara Deck, Lewisburg 

Davis, Lois, Nanty-Glo 

Devereux, Dorothy Wolverton, 

Jackson Heights, L. I., N. Y. 
Fahringer, Lee H., Berwick 
Feick, Mary Rodgers, Reading 
Focht, Brown, Lewisburg 
Heiser, Ruth Cooper, Mahanoy City 
Heysham, Sara R„ Norristown 
Humphreys, Paul M., Hightstown, N. J. 
Humphreys, Catherine Marshall, Hightstown, 

N. J. 
Lenker, Laurine E., York 
Lesher, Samuel T.. Carbondale 
Losch, Lenore M., Williamsport 
Lybarger, L. Francis, Mifflinburg 
McHail, Vincent W., Mt. Carmel 
Madden, Helen McFarland, Angels 
Moyer, Earl L., Lewisburg 
Moyer, Christine Sterner, Lewisburg 
Plank, William H., Hollidaysburg 
Priemer, B. A., Englewood, N. J. 
Rodgers, Elizabeth, Allentown 
Ross, Donald H„ Lewisburg 
Scholey, Eleanor F., Watsontown 
Smith, Gertrude Downs, Merion Station 
Ulmer, Alfred R„ New York, N. Y. 
VanGraafeiland, W. W., Rochester, N. Y. 
Wakefield, Nancy Kennedy, Bloomfield, N. J. 
Wallis, Virginia D., Johnsonburg 
Whitehead, Genevieve Punches, Williamsport 
Williams, Wyatt E„ Charleston, W. Va. 
Winter, Bruce H, Williamsport 
Ziegler, Floy K., Allentown 

William "Turk" Jones has resigned 
his position with the Williamsport Ad- 
vertising Co., to accept a job with the 
Henry C. Kaufman Advertising Co., in 
Washington, D. C. 

Lewis W. Dorsett is now residing in 
Flossmoor, 111. 

Mildred Headings recently completed the 
work for her Doctor of Philosophy degree 
in Modern European History at Cornell 
University. Miss Headings is head of the 
history department at Hannah Moore 
Academy at Reistertown, Md. 

Mrs. Myles Sweeney, the former Clara 
Fortner, is now living at 50 Church St., 
in Port Allegany. 

Mrs. Marvin Gring, who was Eliza- 
beth Montgomery before her marriage 
lives at 43 N. Nice St., Frackville, where 
her husband is connected with the Penn- 
sylvania Power and Light Co. 

Mrs. Hugh W. Field, who will be re- 
membered „s Mildred Mosser, lives in 
Glen Mills, Pa. Her husband is employed 
by the Atlantic Refining Co. in Pbila 

Philip Murray, who is pastor of the 
Park Baptist Church at St. Paul. Minn., 
has led his church forward steadily since 
he began his pastorate two years ago. He 
was recently elected dean of the Univer- 
sity of Life, an outstanding young peo- 
ple's program conducted by six prominent 
churches in his city. 

Mrs. Sheldon S. Milliken, better known 
to her classmates as Rhoda Herr. has 
moved with her husband from Chappa- 
qua. N. Y., to Pasadena, Calif., where 
they live at 9 70 New York Ave. 

Esther R. Girton of Bloomsburg, was 
married to Dr. Russell D. Harris of Mer- 
chantville, N. J., on June 28. After grad- 
uating from Bucknell Miss Girton earned 
her master's degree at Penn State. Dr. 
Harris i$ a graduate of Temple University 
and of Hahnemann Medical College. 

Dr. and Mrs. Harris will spend the 
summer in Powellton, W. Va., where the 
former is a physician for the Kopper Coal 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bibby, Ethel L., Milton 
Bollinger, Edward E., Lancaster 
Hauber, Fordyce C, Dormont 
Potter, Milton J., Bradford 
Pyle, John C, Hillside, N. J. 
Reno, Fern, Princeton, N. J. 
Wagner. George O., Danville 

Eldred O. Ward and Caiol May Gan- 
nett were married at the First Methodist 
Church in Geneva, N. Y., on May 21. 
Mr. Ward is employed by the American 
Can Co.. as a draftsman and is located 
in Geneva. 

Calvin D. Smith is located in Macon. 
Ga., where he is connected with the Gen- 
eral Electric Supply Corp. His address is 
Apt. 5B, Massey Apartments, College 
St., Macon. 

Joseph B. Beshel is employed by the 
Beech-Nut Packing Co. at Bridgeport. 
Conn. His address is 8 Harvard Blvd.. 
Lincoln Park, Pa. 

Seth G. Evans has moved from Bloom- 
field. N. J. to 13 Hillside Ave., Glen 
Ridge, N. J. 

Fordyce C. Hauber is employed as an 
engineer by the Geological Department of 
the People's Natural Gas Co., at Pitts- 
burgh. He may be addressed at 3 25 8 
Wainbell Ave., Dormont. 

Frederick Lehman was married to Miss 
Pauline Reish of Lewisburg in a pretty 
ceremony in the Evangelical Church at 
Lewisburg on Saturday, June 19. Mr. 

Alfred R. Ulmer is an electrical en- 
gineer specializing in sound recording. 
His home address is 64 Shelby St.. Du- 
mont, N. J. 

Mrs. Norman P. Hublitz, the former 
Evelyn L. Pauling, lives at 3467 East- 
chcster Road, the Bronx, New York. 

Maurice L. Keyser has moved from 3 25 
Vine St. to 802 Market St., in Berwick. 

Willis Snow is employed as an auditor 
by the Wall Street firm of Brown and 
Harriman. He lives at 259 Brooklyn 
Ave., in Brooklyn. 

"Religious Freedom Under the Con- 
stitution" was the title of an address made 
recently by S. Cober Braucher, Somerset 
attorney, who spoke in the Amity Re- 
formed Church at Meyersdale, Pa 


Commencement Registrants: 

Armagost, Josephine Schilling, Bradford 
Foresman, John E., Williamsport 
Goodlander, J. Roy, Lock Haven 
Gring, Elizabeth Montgomery, Frackville 
McFarland, Ruth D., Watsontown 
Moyer, Gilbert B., Wilmington, Del. 

Mrs. James Pollack, the former Mary 
Wagner, has moved from Long Island 
City to 248 Market St., Mifflinburg, Pa. 
Lehman lived in Lewisburg for several 
years before moving to Williamsport, 
where he is a teacher in the Curtin Junior 
High School. After a wedding trip 
through the New England states, the 
couple will make their home in Williams- 


Commencement Registrants: 

Davis, John M., Homestead 

Grimshaw, Dorothy M., Lewisburg 

Ingols, Robert S., New Brunswick, N. J. 

Leezer. S. J., Pittsburgh 

Nissley, Joseph, Harrisburg 

Raker. Ned T., Philadelphia 

Sleighter, Ruth Thomas, Mifflinburg 

Yust, W. Frederick, New York, N. Y. 

Yust. Mary Gross, New York, N. Y. 

Announcement was made recently of 
the marriage of Norman H. Ross and 
Helen C. Blecher, '3 2, which took place 
on April 1 6 at Gloucester. Mass., where 
Ross is director of athletics at the Glou- 
cester High School. The couple honey- 
mooned in Bermuda in June. After Sep- 
tember 1 they will be at home in Glou 
cester, Mass. 

Mrs. Ross is a member of the Pi Beta 
Phi sorority and Mr. Ross of the Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity. The latter is widely 
known for his gridiron feats when he was 
a Bucknell football star several seasons 

Helen Hobbs, who is now Mrs. Harold 
R. Baker, lives at 3 701 81st St., Jackson 
Heights, L. I. 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Mason an- 
nounce the arrival of a son, James Hol- 
loway Mason, born last April. The Ma- 
sons live at 5 1 5 West Seventh St.. Plain - 
field, N. J. 

A son, Allan Blair Bogar, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bogar of Harris- 
burg on June 19. Mrs. Bogar was form- 
erly Janet Blair. '33. 

James R. Simpson has accepted a po- 
sition as Investment Officer with the First 
National Bank of Glen Falls, N. Y. His 
address is Kensington Court, Apartment 
A, Glen Falls. Mrs. Simpson is the form- 
er Helen Hoffner. '34. 

JULY, 1938 


James R. Colledge, better known to 
his classmates as "Joe" Colledge, has 
moved from Harrisburg to Progress. Pa. 

Mrs. Kirby Walls, the former Kitty 
Ruf, lives at 30 Bowen St.. Woodstown. 
N. J. Kirby is employed as an engineer 
at E. I. duPont deNemours and Co. 

C. Lewis Emery has moved from 
Jamestown, N. Y.. to Jefferson Apart- 
ments. 3 2nd at St. Paul St.. Baltimore. 

Harold "Ted" Mitchell of football 
fame was married last January to Hazel 
Carr of Bloomfield. N. J. The bride is 
a graduate of Miss Beard's School in East 
Orange. The Mitchells are living at A- 
partment 4. 3 2 Fremont St.. Bloomfield. 
N. J. 

Paul M. Showalter. Lewisburg attorn- 
ey, and Sarah Katherine Graham, '33, of 
Port Royal were married on June 25 in 
a ceremony performed at the home of the 
bride's parents in Port Royal. The bride 
was attended by two cousins as brides- 
maids. Delazon P. Higgins. 31. of 
Lewisburg. was best man for the groom. 

Since graduating from Bucknell Kitty 
has been teaching in the high school at 
Wellsboro. Paul received his degree in 
law from Dickinson College and is asso- 
ciated in business with his father in Lew- 
isburg in the firm of Showalter and 

The young couple will live in Lewis- 

Margaret Ross became the bride of Dr. 
Andrew B. Steele in an attractive ceremony 
in the First Presbyterian Church at Lew- 
isburg. Saturday afternoon. June 25. 

Paul Confer, '34. sang before the 
ceremony which was performed by the 
Rev. Frank B. Everitt. Bucknellians in 
the wedding party included Elizabeth 
Ross Hook, '3 5. who attended her sister 
as matron of honor, and Nancy L. Grif- 
fith, Trennie E. Eisley, and Jeanne W. 
Brown, all of the class of '31. and Emily 
Steininger Reish, '33, who were brides- 
maids. Donald H. Ross, '28 was an usher 
and Hollis T. Ross. '28. gave his sister 
in marriage. 

Before her marriage the bride was a 
teacher in the Lewisburg Schools. The 
groom is a psychiatrist on the medical 
staff of the Northeastern Federal Peniten- 
tiary. After a wedding trip to Canada, 
the couple will live in Lewisburg. 

The address of Mrs. A. L. Rozelle. 
the former Adelaide Clark, is Bellefonte. 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Edna V. Cease has moved from Shaver- 
town to 519% East Main St.. Union 
Station. Endicott. N. Y. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Bibby, Ella B., Milton 
Brenholtz Laura A., Hughesville 
Coates, Henry G., Allentown, N. J. 
Curnow, William J., Shickshinny 
Garrity, Agnes K., Nanty-Glo 
Hoffman, Lloyd S„ York 
Jones, Agnes Jones, Scranton 
McKelvey, James, Wilmington, Del. 
Sleighter, William Z„ Mifflinburg 
Westfall. Margaret Pearson, Rochester, N. Y. 
_ Nicholas M. LeFerrara, well-known 
Bison boxer, was married to Helen E. 
Roush of Sunbury in the Zion Lutheran 
Church at Sunbury on July 6. "Nick" 
is now engaged in teaching adult educa- 
tion at Trenton. N. J. After a wedding 
trip the couple will make their home in 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Seidel have 
established their residence at 751 North 
Front St.. Milton. Mrs. Seidel is the 
former Joan Hill, '3 7, daughter of Ma- 
jor and Mrs. Henry C. Hill of the North- 
eastern Federal Penitentiary, of which 
Major Hill is the warden. The couple 
were married in the First Presbyterian 
Church at Milton on April 14. After a 
honeymoon to Bermuda they took up 
their residence in Milton, where Mr. Seidel 
is tax collector. 

Glen W. Rollins has been named di- 
rector of public assistance in Tioga Coun- 
ty, it was announced recently. He has 
been engaged in relief work for the past 
four years. His home is at 87 East Ave.. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H Twaddle of 
Hartford. Conn, announce the birth of 
a son. Andrew Christian Twaddle, on 
April 21. Mrs. Twaddle is the former 
Ruth B. Christian. 

Margaret Ross Steele, '31 

The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Sax- 
ton, daughter of Mrs. Marie Saxton of 
Williamsport, to William H. Wood, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood of Mun- 
cy, was announced recently by Mrs. Sax- 
ton. The wedding will take place this 

"Bill" is a special deputy attorney gen- 
eral in Harrisburg having been appointed 
to that post shortly after his graduation 
from Dickinson School of Law. 

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Miller live at 
554 Broadview Road. Upper Darby, 
where the former is a practicing physician. 
Mrs. Miller is the former Mary C. Bol- 

Mrs. Daniel W. Dawson, the former 
Frances Davison, now resides at 4 Ed- 
ward St.. Baldwin. N. Y. 


Commencemen t Registran ts : 

Beighley, Julia Hofman, Williamsport 

Bellmeyer, Joseph S„ New York, N. Y. 

Brouse, D. Clayton, Lewisburg 

Culler, William H., West Newton 

DiPace. Joseph A„ Wilmington, Del. 

Fahringer, George F., Muncy 

Fenstermacher, Albert H„ Tamaqua 

Geise, Ralph W., Danville 

Hazard, Mary T., Philadelphia 

Heinisch, George H„ Penns Grove. N. J. 

Jones, Willis E., Scranton 

Kenseth, Harold E.. Philadelphia 

Marshall, Hugh L., Williamsport 

Mettler, James W., Crowl 

Myers, Edna Cleckner, Wilkinsburg 

Ong, Emily P., Milton 

Owens, Harry C, Hazleton 

Proctor, Donald B., Haddon Heights. N. J. 

Reish, Ralph M., Lew-isburg 

Rodgers, Robert M., Selinsgrove 

Ruch, Judson E., Pittsburgh 

Scheffler, Elizabeth Bentlev, Washington. D. C 

Shaffer, Charlotte S., Allentown 

Smith, Edmund A., Garwood, N. J. 

Smith, Margie Kerr, Atlanta, Ga. 

Smith, Virginia Humphreys, Elkins Park, Pa. 

Smith. William N, Lewisburg 

Thomas, Thelma Swenson, Jenkintown 

Westfall, John C. Rochester, N. Y. 

Wilson, Margaret Huling. Williamsport 

Wood, Fannie R., Muncy 

Yohn, William H„ Lititz 

Young, Donald B.. Philadelphia 

Mary Deshong Bell and B. Paul Heri- 
tage were married on Saturday, April 23. 
at the home of the bride's parents in 
Johnstown. Miss Bell is the daughter of 
Edward Bell. Jr., '00. and a member of 
the Delta Zeta sorority. Mr. Heritage 
was graduated from Swarthmore College, 
where he was a member of the Phi Delta 
Theta fratetnity. Naomi Heritage, '34. 
sister of the groom, was maid of honor. 
The couple will live in Mulica Hill. N. J., 
where Mr. Heritage is associated with his 
father in the lumber, feed, and coal busi- 

Gerald J. Mclnerny lives at 453 Liv- 
ingston St.. Elmira. N. Y . where he is 
employed as an engineer. 

Margaret Van Tuyl is a teacher in the 
Strazer-Bryant Stratton Business College 
in Baltimore. Md. Her address is 1219 
John St.. Baltimore. 

David L. Griffiths is employed by 
Scranton Broadcasters. Inc.. as a sports 
commentator and copywriter. He lives 
at 935 Acker Ave., in that city. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Hatfield, Isabel H., Coatesville 
Heritage, Naomi. Lewisburg 
Iddings, Mary E., Mifflinburg 
Myers, Edward C., Wilkinsburg 

Harold D. Ruger is employed by the 
Bethlehem Steel Co. at Sparrows Point. 
Md. He lives at 5013 Easter Ave., Bal- 

Mrs. John W. Cronin is now living at 
1138 Fontaine Road. Lexington. Ky.. 
where her husband is employed in the 
Public Health Service. Mrs. Cronin is 
the former Virginia Dunkle. 

Dorothy G. Kester has been teaching 
speech at Milligan College in Tennessee. 
She sailed on the Normandie on June 29 
for a European vacation. 

Mrs. Harold M. Tenney. the former 
Eunice H. Lamb, lives at 341 South Oak 
Ave.. Oak Park. 111. 

F. John Schneider is employed by the 
Durbin Steel and Malleable Iron Co.. at 
Evansville. Ind. His address there is 1004 
S. E. First St. 

The engagement of Edwin W. Flexer 
of Quakertown. formerly of Williams- 
port. and Miss Sara E. Yarger of Quaker- 
town was announced recently. Mr. Flexer 
is a traveling State Game Protector. 



The engagement of Mary Iddings of 
Mifflinburg to Homer Smith, Jr., of Sun- 
bury has been announced. They will be 
married in September. Mr. Smith, who 
is the son of Professor and Mrs. Homer 
Smith of Philadelphia, is a member of 
the staff of WKOK in Sunbury. He is 
a graduate of Temple University where 
his father is a member of the faculty. 

Richard A. Curnow was recently or- 
dained a Presbyterian minister and installed 
as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church. 
Maspeth, L. I., where he has been asso- 
ciate pastor since February. After gradu- 
ating from Bucknell, Reverend Curnow 
attended the Biblical Seminary of New 

Neil F. Dunkle was graduated in June 
from the Medical School of Temple Uni- 
versity with the degree of Doctor of Medi- 
cine. This month he began his intern- 
ship at the Robert Packer Hospital in 

Mr. and Mrs. James Favino of Red 
Lion are the parents of a son born late 
in April. Mrs. Favino was formerly 
Gladys Zarfoss, '35. 

Walton Geiger was recently awarded 
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by 
Yale University. He has been retained 
as a member of the Yale faculty in the 
Research Work Department of Chemistry. 
He did his graduate work in research in 
cancer and is to continue with research 
work in leprosy. 

Samuel Barker has successfully passed 
the Law examinatitons in Washington, 
D. C where he holds a responsible po- 
sition with the National Labor Relations 

Louise Baker was married in April to 
Frederick R. Bausch. Jr., practicing phy- 
sician in Allentown. Louise left Buck- 
nell at the end of her sophomore year and 
completed her college course at Cedar Crest 
College. She and her husband live at 142 
North 9th St., Allentown. 

George S. Harris announces the open- 
ing of his dental offices in the David 
Whitney Building in Detroit in associa- 
tion with Dr. Barnett Malbin of that city. 
Dr. Harris will specialize in orthodontics. 

M. Helen Nicely of Watsontown is con- 
ducting a group of young women on a 
tour of six European countries this sum- 
mer. She sailed from New York on June 
1 5 on the S. S. Caledonia. 

Owen L. Saddler who has been teach- 
ing and working towards bis doctor's de- 
gree in English at Northwestern Univer- 
sity was recently appointed program di- 
rector of KMA. key station of the Iowa 
Broadcasting Station. 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Ihrig announce 
the birth of their first child. Mark Hanson 
Ihrig. born February 15. Mrs. Ihrig is 
the former Virginia W. Shupe. 

Donald L. McCay of Junedale has been 
admitted to the Carbon County Bar and 
also to the bar of the Supreme Court of 
Pennsylvania. He recently opened his 
legal offices at Beaver Meadows. 

Mrs. William G. Owens, who has the 
distinction of being the oldest person ever 
to graduate from Bucknell. was one of 
17 persons who were awarded master's 
degrees at Bucknell Commencement. Mrs. 
Owens, who is 78, received the degree 
of Master of Arts. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Boiston, George T.. Bethayres 
Hill, Elaine B., Drexel Hill 
Lawrence, Hermie Umpleby, Lewisburg 
McGaughey, George L., Easton 

Millikin, Jane, New York, N. Y. 

Powell, Lorraine R., Llanerch 

Scheffler, Leonhardt W., Washington, D. C. 

Scott, Edith McKay, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Shaw, Ruth Carhart, Camp Hill 

Stannert, F. Kathryn, Milton 

Walker, Marv, Lewisburg 

Wightman, Harry F., New York, N. Y. 

Workman, Janet, Lewisburg 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens reside in the 
Llevon Apartments, Scott and Ashland 
Ave., Glenolden. Philadelphia. Mrs. 
Stevens, before her marriage last Decem- 
ber, was Virginia Hallett. The ceremony 
was performed in the Ward Avenue Pres- 
byterian Church at Altoona by the Rev. 
R. L. Hallett, uncle of the bride. Mr. 
Stevens, who is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, is associated with 
the Scott Paper Co.. at Chester. 

Clifton H. (Chippy) Dill of River- 
side. N. J., and Amelia Ehlers, '3 6 of 
East Rutherford. N. J., were married in 
Elkton, Md.. on February 19. They are 
now residing at 64 Washington St., North 
Plainfield, N. J. 

Janet Keefer was married to James A. 
Strite, Chambersburg attorney, on March 
26 in the First Lutheran Church at Cham- 
bersburg. The groom is a graduate of 
Dickinson College and Dickinson Law 
School and is a member of the Franklin 
County Bar Association. Bucknellians 
present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. 
Owen W. James of Sparrows Point, Md.. 
classes of '34 and '35 respectively, and 
Susanne DeVout of Harrisburg, Esther 
Rea of Christiana, and Ethel Eshbach of 
Upper Darby, all of the class of '3 5. 

The engagement of H. Patricia Wood- 
hurne to Ronald V. Wells of Granville. 
O.. was announced on April 30. Miss 
Woodburne returned to her home in 
Chester early in April after a trip around 
the world. 

Harry Kaufman was graduated in June 
from the University of Rochester Medical 
School. He has already begun his work 
as an interne in the Strong Memorial 
Hospital at Rochester. 

The engagement of Janet Workman of 
Lewisburg to Frederick Moore, '3 6 ot 
Wernersville was announced in May at 
Phi Kappa Psi House Party. Miss Work- 
man has been employed for the past s.v- 
eral months in the administration offices 
at Bucknell. "Mac" is associated with his 
brother in the operation of a battery ser- 
vice business in Reading. 

Rudolph E. Bennage was married to 
Evelyn N. Kauffman of Lewisburg in a 
June wedding in the parsonage in the 
First Presbyterian Church at Milton. The 
young couple will live at Milton where 
Mr. Bennage is associated with his father 
in conducting a music store. 


Commencement Registrants: 

Burgee, Lois Montgomery, Lewisburg 
Chapin. Eleanor J., Kingston 
Dawson, W. H. J., Milton 
Frederick, Elizabeth Kehler, Lewisburg 
Herrold, Kenneth, Lewisburg 
Housel, Robert V., Lewisburg 
McGee, Henry M., Sharon 
Mahaffey, Elizabeth, Haddonfield. N. J. 
Moir. William E., Maplewood, N. J. 
Moore, Frederick M-, Wernersville 
Neefe, John R.. Philadelphia 
Ruoff, Hubbard S.. Camp Hill 
Shipman, Martha, Sunbury 
Sitarskey. John J., Lewisburg 
Stewart, Eric C, Lewisburg 
Stroup, James, Edgewood 
Tursky, Rosemarie J., Hazleton 
White, James C, West Newton 

Frederick A. Dtckerman is a student 
at Jefferson Medical School. He lives at 

3 1 7 South Eleventh St., Philadelphia. 

Edward C. Condict has moved from 
Yardley. Pa., to 701 Pacific Ave., Tren- 
ton, N. J. 

Betty M. Phillips was married to Paul 
L. Barnes of Winston-Salem last April. 
After graduation from Bucknell the bride 
attended Southern Methodist University 
where she specialized in music. Mr. Barnes 
was graduated from North Carolina State 
College and served for one year as a re- 
serve officer in the Chemical Warfare Ser- 
vice at Edgewood Arsenal. Md., He is 
now connected with the Southern Kraft 
Corporation at Georgetown, S. C as a 
chemical engineer. 

The engagement of Harold H. Evans 
and Helen C. Showalter. ex-'34. was an- 
nounced recently by the latter's parents. 
Mr. Evans has just completed his second 
year at Hahnemann Medical School. No 
date has been set for the wedding. 

Earl W. Barrows, who left Bucknell 
at the end of his sophomore year, was 
graduated in June from New York Uni- 
versity with a degree of Industrial Engin- 


Commencement Registrants: 

Breinlinger, Gertrude, Grantwood. N. J. 
French, Mary E., Nyack, N. Y. 
Hartmann, Edward G., Wilkes-Barre 
Inslee, Elsie, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Kerstetter, Elwood, Shamokin 
MacLeod, Joyce, Elizabeth, N. J. 
Noll. Clyde M„ New Providence, N. J, 
O'Mara, Alice, Millburn, N. J. 
Petherbridge, John H., Lynn, Mass, 
Roser, Jean L., New York, N. Y. 
Salsburg, Joseph. Wilkes-Barre 
Schilling, Betty, Lansdowne 
Shaw, Betty R„ Camp Hill 
Stebbins. Edwin S„ Wellsboro 
Talley, Elizabeth A.. Williamsport 
Walsh. John C, Carlisle 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Even have taken 
up their residence at 1 3 1 North 15th St., 
Camp Hill. Mrs. Even is the former 
Grace D. Mat tern, '3 6. The couple were 
married las February in the First Baptist 
Church at Harrisburg, where the Rev. 
Finley Keech. '22, performed the cere- 
mony. Charles Vogel, '3 6. of Calden. 
N. J., and Isabelle Holtzinger, '3 7, of 
Windsor, were the attendants. 

Joseph P. Lord was awarded a play- 
ground fellowship in New York City. He 
began his apprenticeship on July 1. Mr. 
Ford received his position through the 
Bucknell Placement Bureau with head- 
quarters in the President's office. 

Anna Lucy Dunlap of Muncy was 
graduated in June from Simmons College, 
where she majored in Social Service. Miss 
Dunlap studied for two years at Bucknell 
before going to Simmons. 

Mary E. McLucas of Lewisburg was 
a delegate to the National Convention of 
Mu Pi Epsilon held in Chicago June 26 
to 29. Miss McLucas taught English and 
Music in the Pottsgrove High School last 

Jean E. Armstrong one of Bucknell's 
outstanding women chemists is doing re- 
search work in Chemistry for the Agfa 
Ansco Corporation at Binghamton. N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Filer are living 
at 763 5 Rogers Ave.. Rogers Park. III. 
Mrs. Filer is the former Louise Bill of 
Woodbury. N. J. 

Mrs. Russell B. Hershey is living at 
14 East Walnut St., Lancaster, where her 
husband is a mechanical engineer for the 
Hamilton Watch Co. Mrs. Hershey was 
formerly Sara E. Davis of Mount Carmel. 




Sept. 23 Furman (Night) Home 

Oct. 1 Gettysburg Home 

Oct. 8 Penn State Away 

Oct. 14 Temple (Night) Away 

Oct. 22 Open 

Oct. 29 Albright Home 

Nov. 4 Georgetown (Night) Away 

Nov. 12 Open 

Nov. 19 George Washington (Homecoming) Home 

Nov. 25 University of Miami Away 


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Alumni Monthly 



No. 1 

Nov. 1938 

Editor s Corner 

BOWING into this unfamiliar corner, 
we're shirking that old editorial 
standby, a statement of policy, ex- 
cept to promise a continuation of the 
"Alumni Monthly for Alumni" emphasis. 
You can do your part by tossing over- 
board that becoming modesty, and giving 
us a line on what you've been doing. Any 
ideas or comment on Monthly features 
will be welcomed. 

SHOULD a new Alumni Directory be 
published? L. Francis Lybarger. 
Jr.. acting alumni secretary, has re- 
ceived many inquiries concerning the is- 
suance of a revised directory. So, in this 
issue of the Monthly, he's conducting a 
straw poll of alumni on this question. If 
you're interested in buying a directory 
supplying the up-to-the-minute addresses 
of your classmates and friends, check the 
appropriate response on the business reply 
card inserted at the rear of the Monthly. 
Whether you favor or frown upon the 
proposal, send your answer to Mr. Ly- 
barger. The most recent directory, inci 
dentally, was published in 1930. 

IT'S almost here! "It", of course, is 
Homecoming, set for Saturday, Novem- 
ber 19. Elsewhere in these pages you'll 
find a handy summary of Homecom- 
ing highlights. It's an attractive program, 
full but yet not too crowded to rule out 
those informal confabs with friends you 
haven't seen since "wav back when". 

IF YOU like to make your Homecoming 
plans in advance, you can secure tickets 
and reservations through correspond- 
ence with the alumni secretary. Full in- 
formation as to prices will be found in- 
side the back cover of the Monthly. 

WITH the coming of fall, district 
alumni clubs have launched an ex- 
ceptionally active season. Each 
week we're receiving enthusiastic reports 
on the formation of new groups or on 
the flourishing condition of the established 
clubs. If you're not affiliated with a 
sectional alumni organization, check the 
club list on this page and make arrange- 
ments to be on hand at the next meeting. 

BUILDING plans have continued to 
dominate the campus scene since the 
last issue of the Monthly. Groun I 
has been broken for the two wings which 
will complete the Engineering Building, 
and women students have taken over re- 
modeled Tustin Gymnasium. Tennis 
courts are multiplying rapidly, and Loom- 
is Field has been entirely transformed for 
coed use. You who return only for 
Homecoming will have your first glimpse, 
too, of Davis Gymnasium, the Number 
One addition during the year. 

Sep you at Homecoming! 

VOL. XXIII, No. 1 


The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 19 30 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor Robert E. Streeter, '3 8 


DR. CARL MlLLWARD, '06, President 5 26 N. Front St., Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Ph.llips Matlack, '18 v.ce- President 

250 Washington Terrace. Audubon. N. J. 
MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St.. Lewisburg 

L. FRANCIS LYBARGER, Jr., '28, Acting Secretary . N. 8th St.. Mifflinburg 

MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 
MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER, '06, 333 N. Firestone Blvd.. Akron, O. 
SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ.. '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


TRENNIE E. ElSLEY. '31, President . . . 1131 Market St.. Lewisburg 

NANCY L. GRIFFITH. '31, Secretary 34 Brown St., Lewisburg 


Altoona . 

Mr. Ross A. Mask. 24 

1 63 5 Linden St. 

Rev. F. R. Greninger. 15 2308 6th Ave. 

Danville Mr. Philip M. Irey. '08 



John F. Jeffrey, 


Harrisburg . . Allen F. Jones 

Hazleton . . 

Johnstown . . 

Lewistown Mr. C. J. Stambaugh. 

109 Church St. 
919 W. 32nd St. 
1935 State St. 

Mr. Harry C. Owens, '3 3 . 3 20 W. Broad St. 
Mr. H. V. Overdorff. '24 173 Barron Ave. 


Milton . . . . 
Mount Carmel 

Dr. Carl Millward, '06 . 
Mr. Vincent McHail. '28 
Romain C, Hassrick. Esq. 
George T. Hcnggi. '26 


Reading Mr. Mo-gan S. Davies, '26 

1 6 S. Wayne St. 

5 26 N. Front St. 

106 N. Market St. 

700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 

View St.. Oakmont 

105 8 N. Fifth St. 

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Sunbury .... 
Towanda . . . 
Union County 
Wellsboro . . . 
Wilkes-Barre . 



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Sinford Berningcr. '22 311 Wheeler Ave. 

Charles A. Fryling, '13 4 09 Market St. 

206 Chestnut St. 

203 S. 3rd St.. Lewisburg 

3 7 Pearl St. 

22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 

350 Jordan St.. Montoursville 

Penrose C. Wallace, '26 25 6 Harding Court 

J. Feed Moore. '22 3 820 Granada Ave. 


Loyd Trimmer. '28 
Malcolm E. Musser 
Robert Lyon, '29 
He-bcrt S. Lloyd. 11 
Paul E. Fink, '29 

Southern Mr 

Northern Mr 

Jos. McCormick, '26 
F. Earl Bach, '26 

Trenton Edmund B. Pierce. '28 


Buffalo H.len Bartol Leonard '13 

Elmira Mr. Sanford L. Barcus. '34 

New York Mr. Edgar A. Snyder, ' 1 1 

Rochester Mr. Ellis S. Smith. '21 

New England . . . . H. A. Larson, '21 . . . . 17 Judson St. 

Washington, D. C. Lawrence O. Manlcy, '07 

. 513 South Ave., Bridgeton 
94 Fairview Ave.. Plainfield 
5 8 Maple Ave., Trenton 

8 20 Jay St. 

431 Clark St., S. Orange, N. J. 
Box 181, Penfield 

Braintree, Mass 

6 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase. Md. 

Cleveland Mr. Ellis C. Pcrsing. 1 1 

3316 Warrington Rd., Shaker Heights 

Chicago Thomas J. Morris. '00. 41 2 Washington Blvd.. Oak Park. 111. 


Detroit Mr. J. Gilbert Malone. '27 1502 Baldwin Ave. 


Mrs. Christine Sterner Moyer. '28, President 224 S. Third St. 

T.ennie E. Eisley, '31, Secretary 1131 Market St. 

Alice Roberts, '24, President ... 3 1 5 W. Hansberry St.. Germantown 

Mrs. Jessie Brookes Wallace, '23, Secretary . . 7115 Glenlock St.. Philadelphia 


Varied Homecoming 
Program Arranged 

The date: NOVEMBER 19. 

The place: 


The event: HOMECOMING. 

The thing to do: COME TO 
LEWISBURG, via motor, rail, 
air, or thumb. 

With all the standard attractions 
again appearing on the program, 
this year's Homecoming will offer 
the added feature of a dance in the 
new John Warren Davis Gymna- 
sium. Held previously in the Wo- 
men's College Dining Hall, this 
year's Alumni Ball will be the first 
dance in the new sports center. 
Graduates who remember ruefully 
the wearing effects of a three-hour 
caper on the Dining Hall's ada- 
mantine floor will hail the switch 
to the gymnasium. 

Headlining the program, of 
course, will be the gridiron battle 
at 2 o'clock in the Memorial Sta- 
dium between Coach Al Hum- 
phreys' Bisons and the Colonials 
of George Washington University. 
Not for many seasons has the 
Thundering Herd met defeat be- 
fore a Homecoming crowd, and 
this year's team will be out to pro- 
tect that record against a foe which 
to date remains unbeaten. Since 
the epidemic of injuries that struck 
the Bisons in mid-season is ex- 
pected to be cleared up by Novem- 
•ber 19, the Homecoming battle 
looms as one of the most keenly- 
contested of the campaign. 

The formal Homecoming sched- 
ule will get under way at 10:15 
o'clock Saturday morning when 
Bucknell's soccermen tangle with 
Dickinson's booters on one of the 
new playing fields laid out this 
fall in the vicinity of the new gym- 
nasium. Rebounding from an 
early-season slump by defeating 
Western Maryland and deadlock- 
ing Temple, the Orange and Blue 
soccer team should provide a good 
show for alumni who arrive dur- 
ing the morning. 

Following the soccer game 
alumni will have an opportunity 
to chat with old friends and to 
inspect the constantly-changing 
campus. Then, after the foot- 
ball contest there will be an- 
other lull during which graduates 
can reacquaint themselves with 
each other and with the college. 
Both Davis Gymnasium and re- 
modelled Tustin Gymnasium will 
be open for inspection throughout 
the day. 


At 6:45 o'clock alumni paths 
will converge on the Women's 
College Dining Hall, where the 
Alumni Dinner will be held. Carl 
L. Millward, '06, president of the 
General Alumni Association, will 
act as toastmaster, while President 
Arnaud C. Marts will be the prin- 
cipal speaker. Prominent Univer- 
sity and alumni figures will be in- 
troduced. There will be a restrain- 
ing valve on the flow of oratory, 
with alumni fellowship the key- 
note of the occasion. 

Entertainment will be provided 
by Professor Melvin Le Mon's fine 
Men's Glee Club, which has pre- 
pared a Homecoming program, in- 
cluding a Bucknell medley and a 
number of alumni specialties. Tick- 
ets for the dinner will be on sale 
at 75 cents apiece. 

After the dinner ends, the group 
will adjourn to the Gymnasium, 
where dancing will be scheduled 
from 9 to 12 P.M. Playing for 
the dance will be Howard Woods 
and his orchestra, with his "Ce- 
leste" and Glee Club. After a suc- 
cessful summer and fall in the New 
York metropolitan area, the Woods 
band will play the Alumni Ball 
engagement before migrating 
southward to spend the winter at 
Georgia and Florida resorts. Solo- 
ists with the orchestra are Ralph 
Bennett and Woods himself. Dance 
tickets are priced at $1.50 per 

Encouraged by the success of last 
year's Alumni Ball, which marked 
the resumption of the policy of se- 
curing outside orchestras to play 

To Hold Alumni Ball 
In Davis Gymnasium 

for the dance, the committee signed 
the Woods group in the belief 
they will duplicate the smashing 
hit scored in 1937 by Woody Her- 
man. Dress for both the dinner 
and dance will be informal. 


Throughout Friday and Satur- 
day of Homecoming week-end 
alumni golfers will make their 
headquarters at the University Golf 
Course, where the annual tourna- 
ment will be in progress. Greens 
fees will be abolished for tourney 

The top-ranking alumni golf- 
ers, men and women, will be de- 
termined on a match play basis, 
Malcolm Musser, '18, director of 
the tournament, announces. Con- 
testants will report their scores at 
the completion of their rounds, and 
the winner and runner-up in both 
men's and women's divisions will 
receive awards at the Alumni Din- 
ner Saturday evening. 

Roberts Hall Lobby will be the 
registration center for all alumni, 
it was announced by L. Francis 
Lybarger, Jr., acting alumni secre- 

For advance reservations and 
tickets for all Homecoming events, 
consult the inside of the rear cover 
for details. These may be secured 
through correspondence with the 
alumni secretary, or, in the case 
of football tickets, by ordering di- 
rectly from the University athletic 

Homecoming pageantry, always 
an important part of the program, 
will reach a high peak this year. 
Larger than ever, Bucknell's 80- 
piece Band is practicing overtime 
to work up novel maneuvers and 
stunts for November 19. Again 
this year the Band is doubly drum- 
majored, with Bernice Henry, '39, 
and Walter Biddle, '41, twirling 
the batons. Then, too, a vigilant 
Student Tribunal has shown un- 
precedented ingenuity in plan- 
ning and casting the Freshman 
Follies of 1938, a free Homecom- 
ing sideshow. 


Dirt is dynamited into the air, upper 
left, as President Arnaud C. Marts and Dr. 
Charles A. Lindemann, above, officiate at 
ground breaking exercises for the two new 
wings to be added to the Engineering 
Building. Below is the architect's picture 
of the way the completed structure will 


Ground Broken For 
Engineering Addition 

Cost of Two Wings Will Be $275,000 

ANOTHER important step in 
the University's building 
program was taken Sept. 29 
with the breaking of ground for 
two new wings to be added to 
the Engineering Building at a cost 
of $275,000. 

A gift of $100,000 by a donor 
whose name was not announced 
completed the sum required for the 
construction. Previous benefac- 
tions totalling $175,000 had al- 
ready been received. 

Pressing an electric switch which 
set off a charge of dynamite at the 
site of the new building, Dr. 
Charles A. Lindemann. professor 
emeritus of mathematics and first 
teacher of engineering subjects at 
Bucknell, had an important role 
in the ground breaking ceremony. 

Features of the exercises were a 
radio address by Dr. Albert Ed- 
ward Wiggam. noted writer on 
scientific topics, and a tribute by 
Arnaud C. Marts, Bucknell pres- 
ident, to the men who pioneered 
in engineering at the University. 


Dr. Marts outlined the develop- 
ment of the engineering depart- 
ment, paying special tribute to five 
of the professors out of whose 
courses the work in engineering 
grew. They include four profes- 
sors emeritus, Dr. William C. Bar- 
tol. Dr. William G. Owens, Dr. 
Lindemann, Dr. Frank E. Burpee, 
and Professor Walter K. Rhodes, 
of the present faculty. He also 
commended the contributions of 
the late President John Howard 
Harris, who inaugurated the engi- 
neering courses, and the late Pres- 
ident Emory W. Hunt, in whose 
administration the present wing of 
the Engineering Building was 

Declaring that "the function of 
the college is to train the mind 
and the personality, rather than 
the hand", Dr. Marts emphasized 
the growing conviction among 
leaders in the engineering profes- 
sion that engineering courses in 

college should not be too pointed 
in their vocational aim. 

In his address Dr. Wiggam de- 
scribed "the final challenge to the 
engineer" as the problem "whether 
man shall control science or science 
control and destroy man". He was 
introduced to a Mutual Broadcast- 
ing System radio audience by Dr. 
R. H. Rivenburg, dean and vice- 

Dr. George A. Irland, professor 
of electrical engineering, described 
the design and uses of the new 

Construction of the two new 
wings will provide twice as much 
additional space as is now sup- 
plied by the present wing, and will 
make possible the housing of Buck- 
nell's four engineering depart- 
ments, civil, mechanical, electrical, 
and chemical, in one structure. 

New equipment costing $50,- 
000 will be installed in the com- 
pleted building for the four engi- 
neering branches. 

All Time Record Set 
In Student Enrolment 

SOARING above the 1,300 
mark for the first time in his- 
tory, the University student 
body this year numbers 1,322 per- 
sons, Registrar H. W. Holter has 

This year's enrolment tops last 
year's total by 87, and climaxes a 
steady growth which began four 
years ago. 

In this record-breaking student 
body there are 375 freshmen, 314 
sophomores, 312 juniors, and 277 

During the past four years no 
incoming freshman class has fallen 
below 300 in size, and a successful 
effort has been made, through the 
selective admissions program, to 
maintain high standards in choos- 
ing students. 


The success of this program was 
evidenced in a statement made by 

Dr. Philip L. Harriman, professor 
of psychology, who pointed out 
that Bucknell students have con- 
sistently ranked above the national 
psychological median for American 
college students. 

This year, on the basis of scores 
made in psychological tests by 
6,500 freshmen in American col- 
leges, it was found that 60 per 
cent of the Bucknell students 
ranked in the upper 3,250, Dr. 
Harriman said. 

Alumni cooperation has played 
a large role in selecting this stu- 
dent body. University officials 
have worked closely with gradu- 
ates, who have in many cases 
served as a link between the col- 
lege and incoming students. 

The Bucknell Junior College at 
Wilkes-Barre likewise reports the 
largest total enrolment in its his- 
tory with 207 students registered. 
Of this number, 107 are freshmen. 


THIRTY-SIX alumni played 
prominent roles in the Univer- 
sity's 13th annual Conference 
on Education, held on the campus 
October 21 with 500 educators 
from all parts of Pennsylvania in 

On the general committee, 
headed by Frank G. Davis, '11, 
were also John H. Eisenhauer, '05, 
William H. Eyster, '14, Charles 
E. Hilbish, '09, John F. Hummer, 
'08, Carl L. Millward, '06, Ru- 
dolph Peterson, '15, R. H. Riven- 
burg, '99, Leo L. Rockwell, '07, 
Stanley H. Rolfe, '09, A. M. 
Weaver, '05, and John A. Young, 

Dr. Weaver, superintendent of 
the Williamsport schools, also pre- 
sented an address on "Pupil Ad- 
justment" at a general session of 
the conference, while Henry S. 
Jones, A.M., '38, superintendent 
of the Plymouth schools, presided 
at another general session. 
(Continued on Page 10) 



Dear Bucknellians: 

Another Homc-Coming Day is nearly here and I invite each of you most 
cordially to return on that day, November 19th, and renew your friendships with 
one another and your vows to Alma Mater. 

Since the college opened in September, we have broken ground for the two 
final wings of the Engineering Building, the first wing of which was built in 1922. 
These additions will enable us to bring all four Engineering Departments under 
one roof and to give each Department increased space and much additional instruc- 
tional and laboratory equipment. The new wings will be ready for occupancy in 
September, 1939. They will cost $275,000, an amount which has been given by 
two Trustees. 

We have also rededicated Tustin Gymnasium for the use of our women stu- 
dents, after complete renovation. Tustin Gymnasium and Loomis Field now repre- 
sent a perfectly splendid physical education plant for our 435 women students. 

The women held an open-house 
reception for the men in Tustin 
at the dedication in order that the 
men should remember it as it is 
now, rather than as when they 
"T)"D'n i OTr > \T7 l 'N THfO last used it. Otherwise they might 

111 r^Ql I J !*■ IN] 1 |^) have g° ne through life feeling 

sorry f or the girls and feeling 

__ _ ^ .J — , rather superior because of their fine 

\j A ( L| Davis Gymnasium. The physical 

.L ii\!7JJ education facilities of men and wo- 

men have been equally improved, 
thanks to the generosity of a score 
of Trustees who gave well over $200,000 for the two buildings. We might reduce 
the equal improvement to this equation — 

The new Davis Gymnasium for Men: Old Tustin Gymnasium: the new 
Tustin Gymnasium for Women: the attic of Harris Hall which the wo- 
men formerly called their Gymnasium. 

The Campus is full to overflowing. We have 1,322 students here this year and 
were obliged to refuse applications of hundreds more. There is spirit, enthusiasm, 
zest for life, and eagerness to learn and to serve which one fairly feels in the air. 
It is the same spirit which you remember, of which a young graduate recently wrote 
in these words: 

"When we meet we talk with shining eyes and hushed voices of the good 
things that were ours . . . great evenings of music, Cap and Dagger first 
nights, trees full of sun and lawns full of shadow, academic processions 
with familiar class-room figures looking strangely solemn and impres- 
sive . . ." 

This is your Bucknell which you love. May she ever be true to you, and may 
you be ever true to her highest hopes for you. 

Yours sincerely, 

V/v^ Q . J\KsL^ 


Bison Gridmen Enter 
Second Half of Season 

HALFWAY through their stiff 
eight-game schedule, Coach 
Al Humphrey's embattled 
Bison gridmen, boasting a record 
of three victories and one defeat, 
are set to swing into their final 
quartet of contests, three of them 
with teams from south of the Ma- 
son and Dixon Line. 

Entering the second half of their 
autumnal activities, the Bisons 
have only a single blot on the rec- 
ord — a 26-0 loss to perennially- 
tough Temple, suffered only six 
days after the Herd handed Penn 
State a 14-0 setback in a gruelling 

Busy days lie ahead because, as 
The Alumni Monthly goes to 
press, three of Bucknell's four re- 
maining opponents remain in the 
ranks of the undefeated. They are 
George Washington University, 
Georgetown University, and the 
University of Miami, a trio of 
Southern foes. 

Returning alumni will watch 
the Bisons do battle with George 
Washington's powerful Colonials 

in the Homecoming encounter No- 
vember 19. Another District of 
Columbia team, Georgetown, will 
be met Friday night, November 4, 
in Washington, while late in No- 
vember the Herd will journey to 
Florida for a Thanksgiving Day 
game with the University of Mi- 
ami's Hurricanes. Albright was 
scheduled to tangle with Bucknell 
October 29 in Lewisburg. 


Representing Bucknell this year 
is a completely seasoned array. 
From end to end in the line and 
at all the backfield spots, veterans 
are available. However, though a 
capable first team is at hand, the 
problem of reserves has again 
arisen to plague the coaches. 

At the ends are Hoover Rhodes, 
Lewisburg, and Harry Wenner, 
Philadelphia, while the starting 
tackles have been Jack Lynn, 
Kingston, and Frank Pocius, Riv- 
erside, N. J. Harry Sitarsky, 
Rutherford. N. J., and John 
Bovi. Rome, N. Y., have also seen 


much service at the tackle posts. 
Joe Grieco, Jersey Shore, who was 
out most of last season with a 
broken collar bone, and Kurt Man- 
rodt, Newark, N. J., have been 
handling the guard assignments. 
Harold Pegg, Wilkes-Barre, has 
been both starting and starring at 
center for the second consecutive 

In the backfield Co-Captains 
Bill Lane, Philadelphia, and Lou 
Tomasetti, Old Forge, have been 
brilliant performers at quarterback 
and left halfback, respectively. 
George Kiick, Ephrata. has won 
a starting berth at fullback by his 
line-plunging and rugged defensive 
work, while Frank Funair, Wals- 
ton, and Martin Quick, Philadel- 
phia, have been alternating at right 
halfback. Another ball-carrier 
who sees much action is Bill Jones, 
senior halfback from Elyria, Ohio. 

As they pounded out convinc- 
ing triumphs over Furman, Gettys- 
burg, and Penn State, the smartly- 

(Continued on Page 10) 

Frank Funair 

Bill Lane 

George Kiick 

Lou Tomasetti 


'Feminized' Tustin 
Transferred to Women 

Coeds enter Tustin Gymnasium, remodelled at a cost of $25,000 for the use of women students, and 
check their equipment with Miss Sylvia Derr, left, director of physical education for women. 

ter of men's intercollegiate ath- 
letics at the University for 
nearly half a century, was formally 
turned over to the women students 
at an interesting ceremony on Oc- 
tober 6. 

The principal speaker was Dr. 
Mary M. Wolfe, '96, superintend- 
ent of the Laurelton State Village 
and a member of the Board of 
Trustees, who outlined the history 
of physical education for women 
at Bucknell. 

Undergoing a thoroughly fem- 
inine face-lifting during the sum- 
mer, Tustin Gymnasium now pro- 
vides facilities for ping pong, 
shuffle-board, basketball, badmin- 
ton, and other sports, thus afford- 
ing a broadened program for the 

Loomis Field, too, has been set 
aside for the use of the women stu- 

dents. The former baseball field 
has given way to four new tennis 
courts and two hockey playing 

The shift was made possible by 
the completion of the John Warren 
Davis Men's Gymnasium, as well 
as by the construction of addi- 
tional playing fields in the vicinity 
of the new sports center. 

A feature of the program mark- 
ing the "feminizing" of rugged old 
Tustin was the transferring of the 
gymnasium keys from the men to 
the women. Martin Maloney '39, 
president of the Student-Faculty 
Congress, presented the keys to 
Elizabeth Osborne '39, who ac- 
cepted them in behalf of the Wo- 
men's Athletic Association, which 
she heads. 

Originally scheduled for 
Loomis Field, the exercises were 
held in the Baptist Church when 

heavy rainfall made the outdoor 
ceremony impossible. 

Introduced by President Arnaud 
C. Marts, Dr. Wolfe described the 
changes which have been made in 
the women's athletic program since 
exercise for girls was first pre- 
scribed in 1855. 

The earliest mention of regular 
gymnastics and calisthenics ap- 
peared in the University catalogue 
for 1861, and in 1864 the cata- 
logue described the gymnastic uni- 
form required for the women, who 
had their first gymnasium in Lari- 
son Hall, later transferring to Har- 
ris Hall. 

In the late 'eighties Bucknell 
girls began to play tennis, but they 
took no part in the bicycle craze of 
the early 'nineties. They organized 
their first basketball teams in 1896. 

(Continued on page 10) 


35 Frosh Follow 
Family Tradition 

FAMILY tradition is being fol- 
lowed by 35 members of this 
year's freshman class whose 
parents attended the University. In 
1 3 cases, both parents were stu- 
dents here, while for 22 other 
freshmen either the father or 
mother is a Bucknellian. 

Heading the list is the triple 
"legacy" of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
B. Williams, both '15, who have 
three children in this year's fresh- 
man class. Former residents of St. 
Clair, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Williams 
are making their home in Lewis- 
burg while their children are in 

Two daughters of John O. 
Roser, '11, of Pittsfield, Mass., 
also entered the University this 
fall, while the remaining alumni 
were content with contributing one 
person to the freshman class of 

Freshmen both of whose par- 
ents attended the University in- 
clude the following: 

John B. Clark, son of Edward 
O. Clark, '15, and Eva Taylor 
Clark, '21, 3708 Livingston St., 
Washington, D. C. 

Fred H. Fahringer, Jr., son of 
Fred H. Fahringer, '15, and Edna 
Sayenga Fahringer, '17, 1830 
North 75th St., Wauwatosa, Wis. 

Herbert C. Grice, Jr., son of 
Herbert C. Grice, '18, and Fannie 
Fisher Grice, '21, 90 Brown St., 

Frank D. Hamlin, son of Albert 
J. Hamlin, '15, and Ruth Wil- 
liams Hamlin, '16, 120 Weldy 
Ave., Oreland. 

Margaret M. Matlack, daughter 
of Royden S. Matlack, '17, and 
Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18, 
253 Washington Terrace, Audu- 
bon. N. J. 

Mary Ellen Oesterle, daughter 
of Eric A. Oesterle, '16, and Helen 
Ott Oesterle, '14, 23 Frazer Ave., 
Collingswood, N. J. 

George P. Riggs, son of George 
A. Riggs, '07, and Margaret 
Lesher Riggs, '07, R. D. 1, North- 

Frederick O. Schnure, Jr., son 
of Frederick O. Schnure, '14, and 
Dorothy Bunnell Schnure, '16, 
819 C St., Sparrows Point, Md. 

Donald H. Sholl, son of John 
G. Sholl, Jr., '10, and Helen Hare 
Sholl, '10, 25 Kenton Ave., Pit- 
man, N. J. 

Lovenia E. Williams, Bennett 
G Williams, and William T. Wil- 
liams, children of Thomas B. Wil- 
liams, '15, and Florence Good Wil- 
liams, '15, 822 Market St., Lew- 

James S. Wood, son of Thomas 
Wood, '05, and Eva Stoner Wood, 
'05, South Main St., Muncy. 

Other freshman legacies are: 

John E. Brush, son of Edwin 
C. Brush, '13, 1051 Vance Ave., 

Elmer E. Fairchild, Jr., son of 
Elmer E. Fairchild, '14, 353 South 
Front St., Milton. 

Violet Vesta Farr, daughter of 
Roy J. Farr, '08, 521 Park Cen- 
tral Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Edmund W. Fetter, son of 
Newton C. Fetter, '09, 335 Har- 
vard St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Glenn R. Fryling, son of 
Charles A. Fryling, '13, 411 Mar- 
ket St., Sunbury. 

C. Edwin Glass, son of Clarence 
E. Glass, '16, 1134 Mississippi 
Ave., Dormont. 

Janet Gray, daughter of Mrs. 
James L. Gray, the former Aman- 
da Whitaker, '17, 102 North Sec- 
ond St., Millville, N. J. 

Josephine R. Harter, daughter 
of Brice O. Harter, '12, 601 
Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. 

Mary Anne Heacock, daughter 
of Charles Heacock, '11, 2879 Ca- 
tawba Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 

William J. Lahodney, Jr., son 
of William J. Lahodney, A.M., 
'38, 510 Broadway, Milton. 

Martha Rea Lininger, daughter 
of Mrs. Lloyd D. Lininger, the 
former Mary Mehl, '15, 905 Al- 
coma St., Sharon. 

Children of Alumni 
Enroll at University 

Hiram B. Mann, son of Walter 
H. Mann, '11, 311 Ninth St., 

Robert E. Meek, son of Walter 
G Meek, '15, Allenwood. 

Linabelle Nicely, daughter of 
Charles A. Nicely, '08, 411 Main 
St., Watsontown. 

Barbara Roser and Dorothy 
Roser, daughters of John O. Ros- 
er, '11, 45 Breton Terrace, Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

Jean M. Samuel, daughter of 
Edmund W. Samuel, '15, 3519 
Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, Cal. 

James W. Shaw, son of Walter 
B. Shaw, '23, 3107 Front St., 

Anna Louise Stolz, daughter of 
Paul G. Stolz, '08, 103 South 
Front St., Lewisburg. 

John L. Tyson, son of Jesse 
R. Tyson, '12, 938 Linden St., 

Julie Anne Van Why, daughter 
of Eugene Van Why, '09, 160 
Williams Ave., Winsted, Conn. 

Daniel M. Wise, son of Daniel 
M. Wise, '12, 518 Childs Ave., 
Drexel Hill. 


The Metropolitan Alumni As- 
sociation has organized a place- 
ment committee which is trying to 
help deserving Bucknell graduates 
secure positions. 

A file of applicants giving their 
qualifications, experience, and, in 
the case of recent graduates, their 
university record, is maintained in 
the office of the president of the 
New York alumni group, E. A. 
Snyder, Room 1354, 26 Broad- 
way, New York City. 

Alumni are asked to advise Mr. 
Snyder promptly of any possible 
openings brought to their atten- 


District Clubs 


The New York and New Jer- 
sey Alumni Associations held a 
joint dinner meeting on Friday 
evening, October 21, at the Town 
Hall Club in New York City. 
Ninety-five men and women alum- 
ni attended. Dr. William G. 
Owens, professor emeritus of 
chemistry, who was born on the 
Bucknell campus, graduated in the 
class of 1880 and then served his 
Alma Mater as teacher and profes- 
sor for a period of 55 years, was 
our guest speaker. He entertained 
us with a description of many in- 
timate and interesting experiences 
in a talk entitled "Glimpses of the 

Al Humphreys, our popular 
football coach, was also able to be 
with us. He gave us a very en- 
lightening description of the year's 
past activities and the future pros- 
pects of our Bisons, and showed 
excellent pictures of the Penn State- 
Bucknell game. After listening to 
Al's discussion, the Association 
voted unanimously to send Co- 
Captains Lou Tomasetti and Bill 
Lane a telegram, voicing our ap- 
preciation of their coach, them- 
selves, and the whole team, and 
pledging continued loyal support 
and encouragement. 

During the business session of 
the joint New York and New Jer- 
sey meeting it was decided to re- 
name the Association, The Metro- 
politan Alumni Association, and 
to have it composed of two groups 
with two sets of officers, one for 
the New York division and one for 
the New Jersey division, both to 
work cooperatively for the best in- 
terest of Bucknell. It was decided 
to alternate the place of meetings 
between New York and New Jer- 
sey and, in addition, hold several 
joint meetings during the year. 
Officers for both the New York 
and New Jersey divisions were 
then elected as follows: For New 
Jersey: President, W. C. Lowther, 
'14; Vice-President, H. C. Mac- 
Graw, '23; Secretary, Mildred 
Cathers, '10; Treasurer, W. J. 
Bowers, '18. For New York: 
President, E. A. Snyder, '11; Vice- 

( Continued on page 10) 


Twenty-eight persons attended 
a combined meeting of the Chicago 
and Milwaukee Alumni Clubs at 
6:30 o'clock Friday evening, Oc- 
tober 21, in the Quadrangle Club 
of the University of Chicago. 
Thomas J. Morris, '00, president 
of the Chicago club, presided. 

New motion pictures of student 
activities and campus scenes were 
shown by L. Francis Lybarger, 
'28, and a recording of the cere- 
mony marking the breaking of 
ground for the new Engineering 
wings was heard. 

On Saturday, September 10, the 
Chicago club accepted the invita- 
tion of Dr. A. R. E. Wyant, '92, 
and enjoyed a picnic in his beau- 
tiful garden in Beverly Hills, a 
suburban part of Chicago. About 
30 graduates and members of their 
families appeared during the after- 
noon. This included the Rev. and 
Mrs. Fred Fahringer, of Wauwa- 
tosa, Wis., who drove down espe- 
cially at the invitation of Mr. 
Morris to discuss the suggestion of 
a combined meeting of Chicago 
and Milwaukee Alumni. 

The Philadelphia Alumni Club 
met Thursday evening, October 
1 3, at the Penn Athletic Club with 
25 members present. Romain C. 
Hassrick, '06, president of the club, 
was in charge of the session. 

L. Francis Lybarger, Jr., '28, 
showed motion pictures of the 
Bucknell-Penn State game while 
Jimmy Tyson, ex-'40, called the 
plays and named the players. Dr. 
Edward W. Pangburn, '15, spoke 
concerning the team. 

Other alumni meetings held after 
the deadline for this issue of the 
Monthly include the following: 
Buffalo, October 28; Cleveland. 
October 3 1 ; Uniontown (organi- 
zation meeting), November 2; 
Trenton, November 2; Rochester, 
November 4; Union County (or- 
ganization meeting), October 27. 
Full accounts of these sessions will 
be carried in our next issue. 

Grouped around the table are the founders of the newly-formed 
Uniontown Alumni Club. Left to right, they are Ann Morrow, '38, 
Norman Mitterling, '15, Mrs. Charles Steiner, the former Mary R. 
Peck, '24, Charles Steiner, '23, Jefferson Sangston. '24, Harold 
Marshall, '26, L. F. Lybarger, Jr., '28, acting alumni secretary, 
Judge E. H. Reppert, '77, C. Warren Brown, '15, Jesse K. Spurgeon, 
'10, and Herman E. Zehner, '13. 


Local Notes 


THREE new faculty members, 
one of them a transfer from 
the Junior College at Wilkes- 
Barre, began their duties at the 
University with the beginning of 
the fall term. In addition, two 
new teachers were added to the 
Junior College staff. 

Harold W. Hayden 

Harold W. Hayden, superin- 
tendent of departmental libraries 
at the University of Iowa, suc- 
ceeded the late Eliza J. Martin as 
University librarian. He is a grad- 
uate of Nebraska State Teachers 
College and has received degrees in 
library science from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois and the University 
of Michigan, where he studied on 
a Carnegie Corporation Fellow- 

Miss Suzanna L. Rohn, of Can- 
ton, Ohio, has joined the faculty 
as an instructor in physical edu- 
cation for women. She is a grad- 
uate of Oberlin College and has 
served as supervisor of physical 
education in the schools of Kalis- 
pell, Montana. 

Dr. William I. Miller, assistant 
professor of mathematics at the 
Junior College, has come to Lewis- 
burg to fill the vacancy caused by 
the retirement of Dr. Charles A. 
Lindemann. He was succeeded at 
Wilkes-Barre by Dr. Arthur Bern- 
hart, formerly head of the depart- 
ment of mathematics and physics 

at Ottawa University, Ottawa, 

Dr. Stanley Townsend, of the 
University of Illinois, joined the 
Junior College faculty, replacing 
Elwood J. Disque, who was 
granted a year's leave of absence to 
continue his graduate study at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 


DECLARING that "we can no 
more isolate the United 
States from the infections 
which blight other important parts 
of the world than we can isolate 
ourselves from influenza if it is 
scourging our community", Dr. 
Paul S. Havens, president of Wil- 
son College, spoke at convocation 
exercises marking the official open- 
ing of the University for its 93rd 

"We Americans are peculiarly 
prone to be tempted by the im- 
pulse to save our own skins and 
to believe that we can do so no 
matter what happens elsewhere," 
Dr. Havens said. "We may as 
well face the fact that, whether 
we like it or not, isolation is im- 
possible. If we are to exist at all, 
common sense appeals us to ask 
what we can best do as individuals 
to contribute to sanity amid in- 
sanity, to constructive effort in a 
world seemingly bent on destruc- 
tion, to order amid chaos." 

Awards to undergraduates at 
the convocation were the follow- 
ing: William T. Grier prize for 
freshman standing highest in 
Latin, Eleanor Frith, '41; George 
M. Phillips prize for freshman 
standing highest in mathematics, 
Lesher Mitchell, '41; Samuel L. 
Ziegler prize for member of the 
junior class showing greatest pro- 
ficiency in English composition 
and literature, Betty Naumann, 
'39; Ziegler prize for freshman 
whose examination shows greatest 
proficiency in elements of English 
composition, Nancy. McCullough, 
'42; Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics 
prize, Adelaide Delluva, '39; 
Bucknell prize for women, given 
to sophomore for proficiency in 
English, Betty Eyler, '40; Buck- 
nell prize for freshman woman 
making advance in English, Jane 
Smith, '41, and Paul G. Stolz 

prize for excellence in voice, Jeanne 
Barnes, '39. 


A tribute to the late Eliza J. 
Martin, '00, former University li- 
brarian, written by Mabel Grier 
Lesher, '01, is the leading article 
in the October issue of Bibliotheca 
Bucnellensis, publication of the 
Friends of the Bucknell Library. 

After describing Miss Martin's 
professional career, Mrs. Lesher 
writes, "She viewed her position 
as one carrying responsibility and 
as an opportunity to aid mankind. 
She loved life and she loved people 
of all ages — a dynamic person- 
ality, aggressive yet affectionate, 
thoughtful, and eager to be of ser- 

Bibliotheca Bucnellensis also an- 
nounces progress in the creation of 
a memorial book fund in honor of 
Miss Martin's father, the late Pro- 
fessor William E. Martin, '71, in 
recognition of his fifty years of 
service to Bucknell. 


The University was host Oc- 
tober 29 to the Pennsylvania His- 
torical Association, which held a 
luncheon session at the College 
Dining Hall following a motor 
trip from Williamsport, scene of 
the historians' annual meeting. 

President Arnaud C. Marts, dis- 
cussing "An Unexploited Field of 
History", was one of the speakers 
at the campus meeting. Dr. J. Orin 
Oliphant, associate professor of 
history, presided at the luncheon; 
he also served as program chairman 
for the state association. 


Featuring the annual Father's 
Day observance, a banquet was 
held October 29 in the new John 
Warren Davis Gymnasium. With 
accommodations for 900 persons, 
the dinner was the first all-college 
event to be held in the Gymnasium 
since Commencement. 

Other highlights of the Dad's 
Day week-end were a varsity foot- 
ball game with Albright, a three- 
act comedy, "The Bishop Misbe- 
haves", by Cap and Dagger, and 
special church services. 




A basketball-boxing double 
feature attraction is being planned 
for Saturday evening, January 14, 
when Davis Gymnasium will be 
used for the first time in intercol- 
legiate competition. 

Mai Musser's cagers, freed from 
the cramped confines of the Tustin 
bandbox, will battle with Amer- 
ican University, of Washington, 
D. C, in the basketball end of the 

In the ring the opposition will 
be provided by West Virginia's 
Mountaineers, perennial contend- 
ers for the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Boxing Conference title, who have 
always been keen rivals of Joe 
Reno's Bison punchers. 

Plans are underway for appro- 
priate ceremonies marking the in- 
troduction of varsity competition 
in the news sports center. 

Thomas, Sc.M., '38, Shickshinny; 
Charles R. Winter, '31, Wells- 
boro; Mildred Kelly, '34, Mon- 
toursville; Harold F. Martin, A. 
M., '38, Turbotville, and Arthur 
E. Minnier, '31, Lewisburg. 


Davis Burpee, University trus- 
tee and president of the W. Atlee 
Burpee Company, Philadelphia, 
has given Bucknell several thou- 
sand bulbs for planting on the 

(Continued from page 3) 

Leaders of various sectional 
meetings included Elizabeth Meek, 
'05, dean of girls at the Mont- 
gomery High School; Rock L. 
Butler, Sc.M., '37, supervising 
principal at Wellsboro; Katherine 
Reed, M., '18, supervisor of music 
at Sunbury, and J. H. Carter, '21, 
principal of the Trevorton High 

Other alumni who spoke during 
the group meetings dealing with 
specific educational fields were 
Margaret Fairchild, '36, Milton; 
Thomas L. Hinkle, Sc.M., '38, 
Hazleton; Elizabeth Curry, A.M., 
'34, California, Pa.; Leland M. 
Bennett, '27, Plymouth; J. H. 
Melhuish, '31, Blakely; Robert 
Beckman, A. M., '35, Sunbury; 
Kathryn Stannert, '35, Milton; 
Dorothy Swiderski, '36, Mount 
Carmel; Joseph Mcllwain, '20, 
Jersey Shore; Frederick Padgett, 
A.M., '38, Sunbury; Daniel A. 
Rothermel, '38, Sunbury; Stanley 
Galiley, A.M., '31, Shamokin; 
Floyd D. Newport, Sc.M., '37, 
South Glens Falls, N. Y. ; Charles 
T. Lontz, '28, Milton; Richard J. 

(Continued from page 6) 

"While the athletic field is not 
the only place where intelligence 
and character can be developed, 
and the importance of social con- 
tacts must not be overlooked," Dr. 
Wolfe said, "there is no better 
place for their development than 
in the great outdoors, using your 
heads in your games, vying in ri- 
valry with your fellow students, 
striving to win, but using consid- 
eration and desiring no victory un- 
less it is won without unfairness 
and dishonesty on your part." 

(Continued from page 5) 

drilled Bucknell football men 
showed a versatile and powerful 
attack coupled with a stalwart de- 
fense that refused to budge when 
the pressure was turned on. 

Launching Bucknell's fifty- 
sixth season by meeting Furman 
in the Memorial Stadium, the 
Thundering Herd romped to a 28- 
6 win over the invaders from 
South Carolina. Tomasetti, who 
has sparked the Bison attack the 
past two seasons, crossed the goal- 
line twice and threw passes to Lane 
for the other two touchdowns. 

With Tomasetti again showing 
the way, the Orange and Blue war- 
riors won their second game by 
crushing a stubborn Gettysburg 
eleven, 27 to 14, in the Stadium. 
Relying on a ground game that 
gained consistently, the Bisons 
rolled up a total of 21 first downs 
to the Bullet's 9. The Old Forge 
Express tallied two six-pointers, 
while Jones and Kiick registered 
the other Bucknell scores. 


Against Penn State on the third 
Saturday of the campaign the Bi- 
son brigade rose to early-season 
heights, stunning a Homecoming 
crowd of 13,000 at State College 
by handing the favored Nittany 
Lions a 14-0 defeat. Before the 
game was three minutes old Fu- 
nair slipped off left tackle and 

raced down the sideline for 94 
yards and a touchdown that gave 
the Bisons a lead they never lost. 

With an aroused State team 
fighting desperately to score, the 
Bisons played astute defensive ball 
to protect their margin. Midway 
in the final period Bucknell capi- 
talized on a break when Kiick in- 
tercepted a Nittany pass and ran 
to the State 30-yard stripe. Nine 
plays later the Bisons pushed over 
the touchdown that removed all 
doubt as to the issue. 

Then, with the Humphreys'- 
coached team riding on the crest, 
came a disheartening relapse. An 
enraged Temple eleven, smarting 
from two consecutive defeats at 
the hands of Pitt and Texas 
Christian, made short shrift of the 
Bison winning streak by overpow- 
ering the Herd, 26 to 0, in a night 
game at Temple Stadium. 

Unable to rise to the occasion 
two weeks in a row, the Bisons 
were no match for one of the 
strongest Owl elevens in recent 
years. Pop Warner's men, admit- 
tedly "pointing" for the Bucknell 
fray, scored two touchdowns in 
the first quarter and two more in 
the third period. Handicapped by 
injuries to Tomasetti and Rhodes 
in the second quarter, Bucknell 
made its only sizable gains via the 
forward passing route. 

Meanwhile, Coach John Sitar- 
sky's freshman team opened its 
season by holding a highly-re- 
garded Army Plebe eleven to a 
scoreless tie. 

(Continued from page 8) 

President, Charles Farrow, '26; 
Secretary, Mrs. Wesley Koster, 
'33; Treasurer, William F. Red- 
cay, '11. 

The officers of the New York 
and New Jersey divisions, with a 
committee selected from each 
group, will plan a series of activ- 
ities and meetings for the coming 
months. This program will be 
announced in the November letter 
to the Metropolitan Alumni As- 
sociation members. We may say 
now that one of our joint meet- 
ings is tentatively planned to be a 
Glee Club concert and social eve- 
ning some time early in 1939. 

Dr. E. C. Kunkle, '97, Chair- 
man of the Scholarship Committee, 
reported that in response to the 
Questionnaire sent out with our 

(Continued on page 16) 

NOVEMBER, 19 i t 




Mrs. E. R. Humeston, the former 
Martha Anna Alden, observed her 95 th 
birthday anniversary on October 10. She 
now lives with her daughter, Mrs. Robert 
O'Blenis at Apponaug, R. I. Still active, 
she reads a great deal, enjoys the radio, 
and is an interested Bucknellian. Her son. 
Edward Humeston, '99, is a Bucknell 
graduate, as is a grand-daughter. Esther 
O'Blenis. '31, now Mrs. Ned H. Mein- 

Mrs. T. S. Johnston is living with her 
daughter, at Swarthmore, Pa. She is now 
92 years old. Mrs. Johnston was Hattie 


Reminiscences of early days in the Sus- 
quehanna Valley gleaned from an inter- 
view with 'William C. Walls, president of 
the Lewisburg National Bank, were fea- 
tured this fall in an article written by 
Girard, columnist of the Philadelphia In- 
quirer. His talk with Mr. Walls was 
"like raising a curtain to reveal great po- 
litical scenes of sixty years ago", Girard 


A stroke proved fatal to Mrs. William 
P. Ritter. aged 80. the former Sallie 
Aurand, on October 3. The widow of a 
pioneer Union County lumberman and 
farmer who died a decade ago. she was 
long active in the Evangelical Church as a 
member of the Missionary Society and the 
Board of Deaconesses. She had also taken 
a prominent role in the program of the 
W. C. T. U. 


The Rev. Thomas P. Morgan quietly 
observed his 87th birthday anniversary 
on October 1 2 at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. David G. Evans in Scranton. 


Death claimed another Bucknellian when 
the Rev. W. Kay Lord, retired Baptist 
minister, died at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Ethel Lord Moore, in Chester, Pa. 
He was 83. 

Active in children's work, he was for 
21 years superintendent of the Delaware 
State Children's Home Society. He served 
congregations in New England, Kansas, 
and New Jersey. 

After leaving Bucknell Mr. Lord at- 
tended Crozer Theological Seminary. He 
was a member of the Baptist Ministerial 
Conference of Philadelphia: the Masonic 
order, and was chaplain of the Penn For- 
est, No. 21, of the Tall Cedars of Leba- 


Dr. William J. Coulston, retired Bap- 
tist minister, met his death June 30 when 
the car he was driving was struck by an- 
other automobile at an intersection near 
Lancaster. Texas, where he had been liv- 
ing for the past eight years. He was 81 
years old. 

Ordained into the ministry in 1884 
after being graduated from Rochester The- 
ological Seminary. Dr. Coulston during his 
pastorate performed 280 marriage cere- 
monies, baptized 789 persons, preached 
6.257 sermons, and conducted 390 fun- 
eral services. He had held pastorates in 

New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and 


Major J. Madison Hare, World War 
chaplain and retired Baptist clergyman, 
died at Pocono Lake, Pa., after a long 
illness following a stroke. He was 78. 
Born at Huntingdon, Pa., he was gradu- 
ated from Rochester Theological Seminary 
after attending Bucknell. In 19 22 he re- 
ceived an honorary D.D. degree from 

Major Hare served in three campaigns 
as an army chaplain, on the Mexican 
border, in the Spanish-American War, and 
in the World War. In the latter he served 
as senior chaplain of the Twenty-Ninth 
Division. Performing his duties under 
shellfire, he was decorated by the French 
government with the Croix de Guerre. He 
retired from the Army with the rank of 
major in 1922. 

Elizabeth B. Meek, '05 

Among the pastorates Mr. Hare had 
held were the East Church in Elizabeth, 
N. J., 1888 to 1889; in Phoenixville, 
Pa., 1889 to 1892; Burlington, N. J., 
1892 to 1898; the Parmly Memorial 
Church, Jersey City, 1899 to 1902, and 
the Linden Church in Camden, 1902 to 
1908, when he returned to the Parmly 
Memorial Church, remaining until 1914. 
He had also served at Scotch Plains, N. J., 
Huntingdon, Pa., Turbotville, Pa., and 
Watsontown, Pa. 

Mr. Hare was a member of the United 
Spanish War Veterans, the Military Order 
of Foreign Wars, serving at one time as 
chaplain of both; the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, and the American Legion. He held 
many medals for expert rifle and revolver 
shooting. His clubs were the Clergy, of 
New York; the Chaplains' Club of the 
Northern Baptist Convention, and the 
Huntingdon Club. 

The Rev. John Phillip Currin died 
June 7 in Sarasota, Fla., where he had 
made his home for the past ten or fifteen 
years. In his 83rd year at his death, he 
had visited the campus at Commencement 
several times in recent years. He was also 

a graduate of Rochester Theological Semi- 


Dr. Amos V. Persing, who attended 
Bucknell Academy from 1886 to 1888. 
died July 22 at Devitt's Camp, near Al- 
lenwood, Pa., where he had been a pa- 
tient for several months after a prolonged 
illness. Dr. Persing practiced medicine in 
the Allenwood-Watsontown section for 
45 years following his graduation from 
Jefferson Medical College. 

Dr. William VanV. Hayes is practic- 
ing medicine in New York City, with his 
office at 1 1 5 East 61st Street. He lives in 
Greenwich, Conn. 


Willard C. MacNaul is secretary of the 
General Welfare Association of Illinois. 
He lives at 5478 University Ave.. Chicago. 

The career of Harry W. Shipe, who at- 
tended the Academy in 1890 and 1891. 
was recently reviewed in the column, "An 
American You Should Know", in the 
Washington Evening Star. A specialist in 
the Office of Indian Affairs, Mr. Shipe 
has been studying the habits of the red 
men for 44 years. He is a native of Sun- 
bury, Pa. 


The Rev. Perry S. Calvin is preaching 
at the First Baptist Church. Cuyahoga 
Falls. Ohio, where he has been serving for 
eight years. 


Address change: Mrs. W. H. Shafer, the 
former Helen Thomas, now living at 527 
East 17th St.. Bloomington, Ind. 


William C. Purdy is a sanitary engineer 
and an important member of the staff of 
Public Health Service Laboratory, Cin- 
cinnati. Specializing in the study of 
problems of stream pollution, he is now 
mainly concerned with the discovery of 
nitrifying bacteria which help to purify 


George W. Alexander has moved to 
2502 Elsinore Ave., Baltimore, Md. 


Lee A. Amsler died August 16. He 
was a resident of Tionesta, Pa. 

Alan Craig Cunningham is engaged in 
the investment business in Philadelphia. He 
lives at 1818 Pine Street in that city. 


The degree of Doctor of Education 
was conferred upon Elizabeth B. Meek 
at the summer session Commencement of 
the Pennsylvania State College on August 
4. She has the distinction of being the 
first woman ever to receive the degree of 
Doctor of Education at Penn State. 

Miss Meek, who is dean and counselor 
of the Montgomery-Clinton High School 
in Montgomery, Pa., has taught for 31 
years in Pennsylvania high schools. She 
holds the Master of Arts degree from 
Bucknell. At present she is chairman of 
the guidance section of the Central Con- 
vention District, Pennsylvania State Edu- 
cation Association. 


Mrs. Rawl Milo Chase and Norman E. 
Henry were married July 1 at McKees- 
port. They are living at The Ruskin, 
Schenley Farms, Pittsburgh. Mr. Henry 
is president of the Friends of the Bucknell 

The address of Mrs. L. Walter Davis, 
the former Laverda A. Bucgart, is now 

5 27 E. Hudson Ave., Altoona. 

A. Miller Carringer has moved from 
Tionesta to 345 Denniston Ave., Pitts- 


Representing Bucknell at the inaugura- 
tion of President William Harold Cowley, 
of Hamilton College, on October 29 was 
Dr. Leo L. Rockwell, head of the School 
of Languages and Letters of Colgate Uni- 


The Rev. E. Carroll Condict is sta- 
tioned at the American Baptist Chin 
Mission. Thayetmyo. Burma. 

Ralph W. Haller is now residing at 90- 

06 193rd St.. Hollis, N. Y. 


John C. Bank is engaged in sales engi- 
neering and manufacturing in New York 
City. His mail address is Box 144. Pe- 
quannock, N. J. 

Josephine Brown has moved from 
Kutztown, Pa., to Allenwood, Pa. 

Morris, Pa., is the new address of Mrs. 
Louis G. Krouse, the former Erie M. 


The Rev. Frederick B. McAllister, pas- 
tor of the First Baptist Temple, Youngs- 
town, Ohio, represented Bucknell at the 
inauguration of President Charles Burgess 
Ketcham at Mount Union College on 
October 20. 

Dr. Frank G. Davis, head of Bucknell s 
education department, is the writer of an 
article. "Teacher as Guidance Specialist", 
in The Clearing House, a magazine de- 
voted to junior and senior high schools. 

Address changes: Grouer N. Brown to 
15 24 Gordon Street. Allentown; Harry 
Hoffman to 5 1 7 Market Street. Sunbury. 


Arthur B. Conner, the oldest son of 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Cleveland Conner, has 
been awarded a scholarship to Yale Uni- 
versity for graduate study in Chinese. The 
Conners — ■ she was Alberta Bronson be- 
fore her marriage — have five other chil- 
dren, including two sets of twins. Mr. 
Conner is manager of personnel for the 
Sun Oil Company refinery at Marcus 
Hook. Pa. Their home is at 217 Linwood 
Ave., Ardmore. 

Harry S. Bastian is a mechanical engi- 
neer, working in Portland, Ore. His ad- 
dress is 2515 S. W. Hoffma,n Ave., Port- 


Carey W. Harding has moved to R. D. 
1, Leavittsburg, Ohio. 

A new address for Grace Rossiter is 
200 South 2nd St.. Sunbury. 

D. Forest Dunkle is living at No. 1 , 
Lake Trail, Palm Beach, Fla. 


An attending physician at the birth of 
a son to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Roose- 
velt, Jr., was Dr. Ralph M. Tyson, of 
Philadelphia. Queried by reporters as to 
whom the President's grandson resembled, 

Dr. Tyson replied, "Babies so young rare- 
ly resemble anyone — except babies." 

Robert R. McCoombs is teaching school 
in Uniontown, where his address is 28 
Walnut Street. 

Thomas E. Moore, captain in the Field 
Artillery of the U. S. Army, is stationed 
at Fort Hoyle, Md. 

Address changes: Stephen K. Wells to 
R. D. 2, Montoursville, Pa.: Mrs. L. D. 
Fero, the former Beulah M. Hummel, to 
135 North Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 


A daughter was born August 3 to Mr. 
and Mrs. George A. Irland, of Lewisburg. 
Mr. Irland is professor of electrical engi- 
neering at the University. 

Walter S. Crouse has moved from Law- 
renceville, N. J., to 46 Abernethy Drive, 
Trenton, N. J. 

F. Theodore Brown is living at 1015 
Comeau Blvd., West Palm Beach. Fla. 

Gardner W. Earle is now located at 
Sonestown, Pa. 


Mr. and Mrs. George Neff are making 
their home in the picturesque old home- 
stead of the great scientist, Joseph Priest- 
ley, in Northumberland. Mr. and Mrs. 
Neff have restored the original beauty and 
charm of this old mansion and have fur- 
nished it with furniture of the period, 
a great deal of which was used by Dr. 

The Pennsylvania Association of Dis- 
trict Attorneys named William L. Showers 
as its vice-president for the coming year. 
Mr. Showers, prominent Lewisburg law- 
yer, is Union County's district attorney. 

Sterling R. Mensch is employed as an 
engineer by the General Electric Company 
in Pittsburgh. He lives at 273 Colonial 
Drive, Mt. Lebanon. 

Hiram P. Norman is a draftsman for 
the R. C. A. Company in Camden. N. J. 
His home is at 3425 Vista St., Philadel- 


Donald R. Dunk'.e, an Army officer, has 
been transferred from the Seventh Cavalry. 
Fort Bliss. Texas, to Cincinnati, Ohio, 
where he is acting as instructor of the Ohio 
National Guard Cavalry. He is living at 
255 8 Madison Road. Cincinnati. 

Address changes place Hugh T. Russell 
at 74 i Ridg: Ave., Pittsburgh; Henry T. 
Lofft at Pickwick Dam, Tenn.: Edward 
G. Kase at 702 North Mason St., Misha- 
waka, Ind., and Fred E. Benedict at 8271 
218th Place, Queens Village, N. Y. 


Clifford C. Deck has moved from Chi- 
cago to Plainfield, 111. 

Grouer Foresman is living at 2 1 2 Cedar 
St.. Corning, N. Y. 


Alice Ferris is secretary to President Paul 
S. Havens, of Wilson College, Chambers- 

DeWitt K. Botts is now in his 20th 
year as director of music and master of 
Latin and German at the Manlius School, 
Manlius, N. Y. 

The hobby of Voris B. Hall, instructor 
in physics and engineering at the Bucknell 
Junior College in Wilkes-Barre. is de- 
scribed in a recent feature article in the 
Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent. Furni- 
ture making is Mr. Hall's leisure-time 
avocation, and he has virtually furnished 


his apartment with attractive, hand- 
wrought furniture. 

Benjamin J. Wilson is chief of the Me- 
chanical Engineering division of the re- 
search department, Leeds and Northrup 
Company, Philadelphia. He lives at 4901 
Stenton Avenue in that city. 

Professor £. E. Aubrey, of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, delivered a series of 
lectures at a Hazen Conference on Student 
Counseling held at Estes Park, Colo. 

Mrs. C. F. Catherman, the former 
Gladys G. Hackenburg, has moved from 
Everett, Pa., to 1 1 Centennial Ave., Han- 
over, Pa. 

Vaughn D. Suiter's new address is 33 7 
South Market St., Shamokin. 


Mrs. Robert N. Hartman, who before 
her marriage was Marion Ellenbogen, is 
living at 105 Normandy Road, Upper 

Edna B. Bloom has moved to 248 
Arch St., Sunbury. 


Stephen J. Wargo is employed as su- 
perintendent of production in the me- 
chanical division of the General Tire and 
Rubber Company, Wabash, Ind., where he 
lives at 188 East Maple Street. 

Chelten W. Smith, an efficiency engi- 
neer, is located at Saxton, Pa. 

Address changes: W. E. Nichols to 301 
Glenwood Ave.. Williamsport: Mrs. Alex 
C. Hooker, the former Dorothy Lent, to 
3 27 Orizaba St., Long Beach, Cal.: Mrs. 
Roland Swain, the former Dorothy M. 
Spangler, to Westlake Hotel. Cleveland, 
and J. Leo Hess to R. D. 1, Williamsport. 
Mrs. Hess was Ethelwynne M. Smith, '22. 


Dr. Joseph D. Fox, optometrist, has 
purchased the York office of the Schneider 
Optical Company, with which he has been 
associated for some time. He is located at 
28 North George St., York. 

Marvin Searles is manager of the Hor- 
ton Ice Cream Company in Peekskill, N. 

Philip C. Campbell has been appointed 
Grand Counsellor of Middle Atlantic Pro- 
vince of Beta Kappa, national social fra- 
ternity. In this capacity he will be in 
charge of visiting and directing the activ- 
ities of all Beta Kappa chapters in Penn- 
sylvania colleges and universities. 

Robert J. Haberstroh is employed as 
sales engineer and purchasing agent for the 
Griffith Custis Steel Company in Johns- 
town, Pa. 

Merrill F. Fairheller is teaching at Rider 
College, Trenton, N. J. His address is 
Park Ave., Hamilton Square, N. J. 

William J. Rinebold, who lives at 130 
East 3 9th St., New York City, is work- 
ing as a civil engineer. 

Civil engineering is also being followed 
by Edward G. Wentzel, Jr., whose home 
is at 642 West Cumberland St., Philadel- 

Karl Krug is working in the sales de- 
partment of E. I. duPont de Nemours 
Company. His address is 2530 Filbert 
Ave., Mt. Penn, Reading. 

The Post Office Department reports 
that Fred A. Foxall is living at 100 Water 
St., Stonington, Conn.: Mrs. Alden 
Fischer, the former Anna K. Althouse, at 
2816 Harvard North. Seattle, Wash., 
while Stuart M. Walter can be reached at 
Box 42. Sunbury. 

NOVEMBER, 193 1 



The Pennsylvania State College con- 
ferred the degree of Master of Science on 
Paul Edward Harding and Norman W. 
Morgan at its summer session Commence- 
ment on August 4. 

The Edward A. Woods Company in 
Pittsburgh has announced the appointment 
of Arda C. Bowser to its executive staff. 
Mr. Bowser has been in the insurance busi- 
ness for many years, and in 1935 passed 
the requirements of the American College 
of Life Underwriters. 

John J. Hellewell is teaching in Aldan, 
Pa., where his address is 219 Springfield 

Address changes: Donald J. Censemer 
to 424 4th St., New Cumberland, Pa.; 
Mary M. Wilson to Belleville, Pa. ; Lloyd 
C. Palmer to Killegar Apartments, Garrett 
Road and Chester Pike, Upper Darby, Pa.; 
R. W. Sheffer to 1444 North Euclid Ave.. 
Pittsburgh, and Jacob H. Kutz to 1054 
Ringgold St., Crafton. 

H. W. Tench is a sales engineer for the 
Jervis B. Webb Company, conveyor man- 
ufacturers, in Detroit, Mich., where he 
lives at 12200 Littlefield Avenue. 


Among the five pieces of social work 
writing to be cited for effectiveness by the 
Social Work Publicity Council this year 
was a booklet of case stories written by 
Alfred G. Stoughton, public relations sec- 
retary of the Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation of New York. "There — But 
for the Grace of God" was the title of the 
booklet which won an award for Mr. 

Mrs. H. B. Wilmerding. the former 
Adelaide L. King, died May 13. She had 
been living in Linden, N. J. 

Albert M. Kishbaugh is working as a 
chemist for the Publicher Commercial 
Company in Philadelphia. His address is 
5137 Cedar Avenue in that city. 

Mrs. Joseph G. Harriman, the former 
Alice Stokes, has moved to 35-25 78th 
St., Jackson Heights, N. Y. 

Donald M. Johnson is living at 1440 
College Ave., Scranton. 


Beatrice Mettler has been named in- 
structress of nurses at the Bloomsburg, 
Pa., Hospital. For the past year and a 
half she has been working for the Depart- 
ment of Public Assistance in Sunbury, re- 
signing this post to accept the position at 
Bloomsburg. She is a graduate of Johns 
Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. 

Thomas B. Mills is engaged in the cot- 
ton business at Gadsden, Ala. 

Howard W. Wagner is a highway en- 
gineer with headquarters in Hannibal, Mo., 
where he lives at 1202 Paris Street. 

Working as a research engineer for the 
Westinghouse lamp division of the West- 
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Donald Henry is located at Bloom- 
field, N. J. His home address is 1 1 West- 
land Road, Cedar Grove, N. J. 

Howard Ackman is employed as a radio 
tube engineer in Emporium, Pa. 

A sales engineer, Roslyn I. Reed is liv- 
ing at 809 Midland Road, Oradell, N. J. 

Harry G. Fish is teaching social studies 
in the Wellsboro, Pa., High School. His 
address is 7 Bacon St., Wellsboro. 

Mrs. J. L. Welsh, the former Lenore 
B. Smith, has moved to Lamartine, Pa. 

Frederick Derby's new address is Lake 
Ariel, Pa. 


Roland M. Campbell, of Newark. N. J., 
died September 1 1 in the Essex Mountain 
Sanitarium at Verona, N. J. He was 34 
years old. A native of Allenwood, he had 
held the position of research engineer with 
the Champion Engine Manufacturing 
Company at Newark. 

Penrose C. Wallace is principal of the 
Edgar F. Smith Junior High School in 
York, Pa. 

William R. White has written an ar- 
ticle on "The Modernization of Legal 
Lists" which has been reprinted from the 
current issue of Law and Contemporary 
Problems, published by the School of 
Law at Duke University. 

Dr. Eugene Carstater has been ap- 
pointed Administrative Assistant to the 
Commissioner of Education for the state 
of Minnesota. Dr. Carstater has been 
working in the Department of Education 
at the University of Minnesota while earn- 
ing his Ph.D. degree. His wife was Marie 
Helwig, '28. They have two children. 

T. Burns Drum and Miss Peggy Kipp, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Kipp, 
Passaic, N. J., were married October 14 in 
a ceremony performed at Passaic. Burns, 
the son of Professor and Mrs. Martin L. 
Drum, of Lewisburg, attended the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania Law School and 
is a member of the Philadelephia legal firm 
of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, and Ingersoll. 
Reynolds Packard, globe-trotting war 
correspondent, was in the thick of things 
in Czechoslovakia during the recent in- 
ternational crisis. As United Press Bureau 
Manager at Prague, he was one of the key 
newsmen who kept the United States in 
touch with the situation. His wife, Elea- 
nor Packard, scored one of the outstanding 
news beats during the crisis by reporting 
the first open fighting between Sudeten 
Germans and Czech soldiers. 

Robert D. Smink, teacher of mathe- 
matics in the Williamsport High School, is 
on a leave of absence this year, studying 
in the Department of Education, Univer- 
sity of Chicago, where he was awarded a 
graduate service scholarship. His present 
address is 5631 Kenwood Ave., Chicago. 
Douglas C. Mackenzie is working as a 
civil engineer in Pasadena. Cal., where he 
lives at 2669 East Villa Street. 

J. M. Shultzabarger is assistant elec- 
trical power director for the Pennsylvania 
Railroad. He lives at 1421 Sycamore St., 

Harry F. Bird, whose home is at 347 
Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, is a bridge 
and building inspector for the New York 
Central Railroad. 

Chester A. Rishell is employed as an 
industrial engineer. His address is Box 
401, Somerset. 

Engaged in tool engineering and life in- 
surance, Donald L. Rigg lives at 942 High 
St., Pottstown. A son, Donald L., Jr., 
was born March 26 to Mr. and Mrs. 

Address changes: Arthur F. Hirt, 311 
Myers Building, Altoona; William Ma- 
thewson, 410 Hancock Ave., Vandergrift, 
Pa.: Fred Evans, 8 Celia Terrace, Belle- 
ville, N. J., and Paul R. Austin, Potts- 
town, R. D. 


Lieutenant Donald E. Wagner is com- 
munications officer for the Pennsylvania 
Motor Police. He lives at 50 Maple Ave., 

President of the Susquehanna Valley 
Branch of the American Association of 
University Women this year is Mrs. Paul 
G. Stolz, of Lewisburg, the former Lulu 
E. Coe. 

Willard O. Remer, of Lewisburg, and 
Miss Alice Margaret Percy, of Milton, were 
married October I at Zion Lutheran 
Church in Harrisburg, the Rev. Winfield 
S. Herman, pastor, performing the cere- 

Mr. Remer taught in Downingtown 
High School for two years following 
graduation and since that time has been 
associated with John C. Reedy in the fur- 
niture business in Lewisburg. Mrs. Remer, 
a graduate of Milton High School and St. 
Lawrence University, has been operating a 
beauty parlor in Milton. Mr. and Mrs. 
Remer are residing at 619 Front St., 

Margarida Reno is teaching at Wingate 
Junior College, Wingate, N. C. 

Paul L. Garrett is working as a re- 
frigeration and air conditioning engineer 
in Reading. Mass., where he lives at 3 
Lawrence Road. 

David Cowell, a civil engineer, resides 
at 3rd and Johnson Sts., Pottstown. 

Mason W. Grey is owner of the Trans- 
port Equipment Company in Erie. His 
address is 44 28 Cherry Street in that city. 

Mrs. Earl Sisson, who before her mar- 
riage was Marion G. Coe, is engaging in 
social service work with headquarters in 
the Chamber of Commerce Building, 

Mrs. Miles Horst, the former Kathryn 
Helen Reitz, lives at Palmyra, Pa. 

Address changes: Willard A. Laning, 
Jr., to Box 473, College Park, Md.; 
Stanley A. McCaskey, Jr., Reconstruc- 
tion Administration. San Juan, Puerto 
Rico; Carl Goettel, 1405 Elmira St., 


Esther Hedrick was fatally injured Au- 
gust 21 in an automobile accident near 
Pittsburgh. At the time of her death she 
was teaching at Linden Hall, Lititz, Pa., 
and previously had been a member of the 
faculty at Beaver College. 

Following an illness of several years 
Robert C. Shultz, aged 35, died September 
3 in Sunbury. He was employed first as 
a chemist by the Sunbury Converting 
Works, and later as an assistant foreman 
in the print department, until ill health 
compelled him to give up his work. 

Dr. Wilbur S. Sheriff has accepted a 
call from Factoryville to the First Baptist 
Church of Cooperstown, N. Y. 

The Rev. Paul V. Arow is pastor of 
the First Baptist Church in Canisteo, N. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fox, Jr., send 
word of the arrival of a son who has been 
named Richard Keith Fox on July 19. 

William L. Litchfield is an electrical 
engineer for the Connecticut Department 
of Public Works. He lives at 315 Pearl 
St., Hartford. 

Alfred R. Ulmer, a sound recording 
engineer, lives at 64 Shelby St., Dumont, 
N. J. 

Mrs. Floyd W. Boyer, who was Marion 
White, resides at 920 Edge Hill Road, 
Glenside. Pa. 

William F. Harpster is engaging in elec- 
trical contracting in Muncy, Pa. His home 
address is Allenwood. 

The address of Mrs. R. A. Devereux. 
the former Dorothy E. Wolverton, is 
3513 76th St., Jackson Heights, L. I. 



Address changes: N. F. McKinney, R. 
1, Traverse City, Mich.; Willis G. Snow, 
P. O. Box 564, Amityville, L. I.; Guy 
F. Roush, 127 North 15th St., Bloom- 
field, N. J-; Kathryn L. Warren, 122 
Sayre St., Horseheads, N. Y. : J. F. Seidel, 
209 Kenwood Place, Bellmore, N. Y. : 
Mrs Margaret Digel, the former Margaret 
Krebs, 805 West Ferry St., Buffalo, N. Y. 


Union County's Young Republicans 
have re-elected Thelma Showalter, Lewis- 
burg school teacher, as their chairman. 
Miss Showalter has served as county chair- 
man since the group was organized, and 
also is vice-president of the state Young 
Republican committee. 

The Rev. Clarence W. Cranford has 
accepted the pastorate of the Second Bap- 
tist Church in Richmond, Va., resigning 
his post at the Logan Baptist Church, 
Philadelphia. His address is 4309 Han- 
over Ave.. Richmond. 

A son was born June 18 to Mr. and 
Mrs. Myles Sweeney, of Port Allegany, 
Pa. Before her marriage Mrs. Sweeney 
was Clara Fortner. The baby has been 
named Myles Joseph, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. 
Sweeney also have a three-year-old daugh- 
ter, Mary Lou. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Augat, of 17 
Howard Place, Oceanside, N. Y., are the 
parents of a daughter. Patricia Ann. born 
July 2. Mrs. Augat was Elizabeth Mills. 

John R. Fox, of Catawissa, Pa., is in 
his final year at the Temple University 
School of Dentistry. He will practice at 

Mrs. Richard R. Vensel, who has Sarah 
Collner, has moved to Mohawk Drive, 
South Hills, R. D. 9, Pittsburgh. 


A "babygram" announces the arrival 
of a son, John Henry, to Mr. and Mrs. 
James S. Harlburt on July 22. 

A daughter, who has been named Su- 
zanne Emma, was born June 18 to Mr. 
and Mrs. E. C. Metcalf at Lying-in Hos- 
pital. Philadelphia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Craft are the 
parents of a daughter born June 29 at 
Punxsutawney, Pa. Before her marriage 
Mrs. Craft was Ceraldine Welchons. The 
child has been named Beatrice June. Mr. 
and Mrs. Craft also have a four-year- 
old son, Kenneth. 

The engagement of Dr. Edward Stroh, 
Jr., of New York City, and Miss Doro- 
thea Louise Leonhardt, Douglastown, L. 
I., was announced by Miss Leonhardt's 
parents. The marriage will take place 
February 5, 1939. 

Address changes: Mrs. Culver Smythe, 
the former Virginia Downs, to 39 Oak- 
land Ave., Bloomfield, N. J.; Mrs. G. B. 
Mazeine, the former Elizabeth Huxley, to 
14 Whitney Place, Manhasset, N. Y.; 
Mrs. Creo Baldwin, the former Helen 
Bell, to 434 New York Ave., Norfolk, 
Va. ; Mrs. Philip A. Raup. the former 
Kathryn L. Groover, to R. D. 1. Lewis- 
burg; Mrs. Dewitt Clinton, the former 
Frances M. Stringer, to American House, 
Perkasie, Pa. 


Grace Marsh, of 221 Broadway, Mil- 
ton, Pa., became the bride of Henry Wil- 
liam Ellison, of Alliance, Ohio, in a cere- 
mony performed August 10 in the First 
Presbyterian Church. Milton, by the Rev. 
W. B. Sheddan, '95, retired librarian of 
Princeton Theological Seminary. 

H. Montgomery March, '28, of Sum- 
mit, N. J-, was an usher. 

Mrs. Ellison has been a member of the 
Milton High School faculty for several 
years. She is a former president of the 
Business and Professional Women's Club 
and also of the Junior Woman's Club. 

Mr. Ellison, a graduate of Alfred Uni- 
versity, is employed as control engineer 
by the Alliance Porcelain Products Com- 
pany at Alliance, Ohio. 

Myrtle Stevenson, of Milton, and Wil- 
liam C. Adams, of Shamokin, were united 
in marriage September 14 at the home of 
Emerson Smith in Ottawa, near Turbot- 
ville, Pa. Both Mr. and Mrs. Adams are 
blind and are graduates of the Overbrook 
School for the Blind. 

Mr. Adams, a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, conducts a store at 
the western entrance to Shamokin. 

Ralph Reish, '33 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Walter A. Angstadt, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Angstadt, Lewisburg, 
and Miss Erma Moyer, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph Moyer, Lewisburg. The 
ceremony was performed July 1 1 at To- 
wanda. N. Y., by the Rev. Davis John- 
son. Mr. and Mrs. Angstadt are living 
in Towanda. 

Miss Anna Weber and Dr. Samuel 
Hughes were married October 5 in Phil- 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Neil Pursley ire the 
parents of a son born July 14 and named 
David Reed Pursley. Mrs. Pursley was 
Mildred Gommer, '30. 

Sherwood Githens is an assistant pro- 
fessor at Wake Forest College in North 

A son was born April 10 to Mr. and 
Mrs. R. S. Hardgrove, of 50 Reed Ave., 
Monessen. Pa. Mrs. Hardgrove was Elea- 
nor L. Farqahar. The child has been 
named Robert Farquhar Hardgrove. 

Donald A. Poynter is employed as a 
mining engineer at St. Lawrence, New 
Foundland. His permanent address is 24 
Wayne Place, Nutley, N. J. 

Dr. Keith E. Haines is interning at 
Cooper Hospital, Camden, N. J., after 
attending Northwestern University Medi- 
cal School. He lives at 651 Linwood 
Ave., Collingswood, N. J. 

Address changes: Mrs. Murray F. Mc- 
Caslin, the former Harriet Wilson, to 
6016 Hampton St., Pittsburgh; Mrs. 
Rudolph Wilson, the former Catherine 
Shortlidge, to Lincoln University. Pa.; 

Dr. Oren B. Richards, Jr., to Delaware 
Water Gap, Pa. 


Dr. Marvin G. Shipps is practicing 
medicine at 909 Parker St., Chester, Pa. 
He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical 
School and interned at Glenville Hospital, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. John J. CanHeld has begun practice 
at Pottsville after successfully passing the 
state board examinations. He attended 
Georgetown University School of Medi- 

Dr. Thomas Robert Hepler, of Harris- 
burg, and Miss Alice Olga Anderson, 
daughter of Mrs. Anna Anderson, Phila- 
delphia, were married August 20 in Trin- 
ity Episcopal Church, Williamsport. 

Dr. P. J . Andrews, of Harrisburg, was 
best man, and the ushers were Hugh Mar- 
shall, '33, and Joseph H. McMurray, '33. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hepler will reside at 614 
North Third St., Harrisburg. 

Mrs. Hepler is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and Dr. Hepler. 
after being graduated from Bucknell, re- 
ceived a degree in medicine at Jefferson 
Medical College in Philadelphia. He has 
been chief resident physician at the Harris- 
burg Hospital and plans to practice medi- 
cine in Harrisburg. 

George L. Abernethy, professor of 
philosophy at Culver-Stockton College, 
Canton, Mo.; William H. Genne, '31, 
director of men's religious activities at 
Michigan State College, and Ann Graybill, 
'33. Y. W. C. A. secretary at Oberlin 
College, attended the Hazen Conference 
on Student Counseling at Lake Geneva. 
Wis., the last week of August. Mr. Aber- 
nethy addressed the conference on the sub- 
ject, "The Economic and Social Forces 
Making an Impact on the College Cam- 

Ralph D. Schreyer, aged 30, of Milton, 
was found dead September 23 in the gar- 
age of his home at 230 Broadway. Death 
was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning 
from the exhaust of his car. 

He had been washing the automobile 
with the motor running, a habit against 
which he had been warned many times. 
His death is believed to have occurred 
when an open garage door was blown 
shut by the wind, enclosing him in the 
gas-filled chamber. 

August H. Englehardt is employed as 
a draftsman by the Fort Pitt Bridge Com- 
pany. He lives at 5 20 Ridge Ave., Can- 
onsburg. Pa. 

John Lenker is editor of the Kingsburg 
Recorder in Kingsburg, Cal., where he re- 
sides at 15 24 20th Avenue. 

William H. Wood is associated as a law- 
yer with the Pennsylvania Department of 
Justice in Harrisburg. 

James P. Logan is living at 275 7 Yale 
Station, New Haven, Conn. 

George C. Cockill, Jr., is employed as 
an accountant with the Harrisburg Steel 
Corporation in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ellsworth L. Smith is employed by the 
General Chemical Company at its Marcus 
Hook, Pa., plant. He lives at 23 South 
Glenolden Ave., Apartment C. Glenolden, 


The newly-elected permanent executive 
director of the Union County Public As- 
sistance Board is Ralph Reish, of Lewis- 
burg. who has been acting head since last 



Robert M. Cook is teaching this year 
at the Vanderbilt University Law School 
in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Cook, who re- 
ceived an LL.B. from Duke, for a time 
was associated with Harry S. Knight, sec- 
retary of the American Bar Association, 
and last year taught law at Mercer Uni- 
versity Law School. 

Campbell Rutledge, Jr., is a sales engi- 
neer for the Corning Glass Works. He 
lives at 273 Chestnut St., Corning, N. Y. 

Herbert A. Wenner is a senior medical 
student at the University of Rochester. 

Dr. Ralph W. Geise is an assistant sur- 
geon at the United States Naval Hospital, 
Parris Island, S. C. 

Judson E. Ruch is employed by the 
firm of Marts and Lundy. He lives at 
7200 Cresheim Road. Apartment B4, 

John T. Porter, employed in the sales 
department of the Graybar Electric Com- 
pany, lives at 391 Crosby Ave., Kenmore. 
N. Y. 

Address changes: Mabel Lesher to 331 
Penn St., Camden, N. J.; Mrs. Claude 
G. Schmitt, the former Margaret Comely, 
to 270 Goodman St. South, Rochester, 
N. Y. ; Henry K. Hartman. to Saltsburg. 


Robert G. Ballentine has been appointed 
Junior Archives Assistant in the Division 
of War Department Archives in The Na- 
tional Archives, Washington, D. C. 

C. A. Kothe, Jr., is associated with the 
law firm of Coffey and Coffey in Tulsa, 
Okla. He is a graduate of the University 
of Oklahoma Law School. While in law 
school he married Janet Fleming, an Alle- 
gheny College graduate, who completed 
her MA. degree in French at the Univer- 
sity of Oklahoma while he was working 
toward an LL.B. degree. 

Miss Violet Camille Foster and William 
Bruce Weale, both of New York City, 
were married August 4 in the Episcopal 
Chapel of St. John's Cathedral, New 
York. Mr. Weale is employed in the regis- 
trar's office at Columbia University. 

Dr. Ruth Leymeister, of Orwigsburg, 
Pa., became the bride of Dr. Francis 
Ditchey, of Tamaqua, in a ceremony per- 
formed at Allentown. Classmates at Tem- 
ple University School of Medicine, they 
will continue practice in joint offices at 

C. Robert Cawley and Miss Adele Rey- 
nolds Mars, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
William B. Mars, Ardmore, were married 
July 7 at Narberth, Pa. Mr. Cawley is 
employed in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Joseph Ross is practicing medicine 
in Berwick after being graduated from 
Temple University School of Medicine 
and serving a year's internship at Harris- 
burg Polyclinic Hospital. 

Hubert C. Verhey, a member of Buck- 
nell's football and track teams during his 
college years, died suddenly at Bethlehem, 
Pa., August 28 after an illness of seven 
weeks. He was 26. 

Mr. Verhey, who came to Bucknell 
from Ridley Park, Pa., was a halfback 
on the football team. He was a member 
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

John E. Dexter and Mrs. Alice M. 
Hammett. of Houston, Texas, were mar- 
ried September 28 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 
They are living at 1010 10th Ave. South, 
St. Petersburg. Mr. Dexter has recently 
been made manager of the Willson-Chase 
Bootery. He is a member of Sigma Alpha 

Woodrow M. Strickler this year began 
his duties as instructor in the department 
of economics, University of Louisville. 

Anne Holtzinger is teaching in Mt. 
Lebanon, Pa., where her address is 41 
Vernon Drive. 

George H. Kline, who holds a Master 
of Science degree from Bucknell, has as- 
sumed a new post as supervising principal 
of the school at Knoxville, Tioga County, 
Pa. Formerly he was assistant principal 
of the Montoursville High School. 

Dr. William P. Boger, Jr., will be lo- 
cated at the Philadelphia General Hospital 
until July 1, 1940. 

Joseph A. Everitt lives at 1522 Ver- 
non St., Harrisburg, Pa. 


Clarence B. Howells was ordained into 
the ministry September 9 by the Abington 
Baptist Association in a ceremony held 
at the Blakely Baptist Church, Olyphant, 
Pa. He was graduated from the Yale Di- 
vinity School this past June. 

R. Dixon Herman, of Northumberland, 
who was graduated in June from the 
Cornell Law School, has passed the Penn- 
sylvania bar examinations. He is now 
serving a clerkship in the offices of Attor- 
neys Francis A. Witmer and Carl W. 
Rice, Sunbury. 

A son was born August 20 to Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas Y. Lawrence, of Lewisburg, 
at Geisinger Hospital, Danville. The boy 
has been named Thomas Youlden Law- 
rence, Jr. Mrs. Lawrence was Hermie J. 

Miriam N. Warner has been named a 
junior visitor on the staff of the Luzerne 
County Public Assistance Board. 

An appointment to the anti-trust divi- 
sion of the U. S. Department of Justice 
has been received by Irving GtickHeld, who 
was graduated in June from Yale Law 

Mary Wilma Massey has been doing 
advanced study at Raddiffe and Harvard, 
majoring in history. She is now employed 
as full-time research assistant at Baker 
Library in the Graduate School of Busi- 
ness Administration of Harvard Univer- 

Virginia Hallett, of Wilmington, Del., 
and L. Carl Stevens, of Troy, N. Y., 
were married December 20, 1937, in the 
Ward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Al- 
toona. Pa., the ceremony being performed 
by the bride's uncle, the Rev. R. L. Hal- 
lett. pastor of the church. 

Mr. Stevens, a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, is associated with the 
Scott Paper Company, Chester, Pa. Mr. 
and Mrs. Stevens reside in the Devon 
Apartments, Scott and Ashland Avenue, 
Glenolden, Philadelphia. 

Charles L. Spurr is a third-year medi- 
cal student at the University of Rochester. 
Anna G. Fishel and William J. Poor- 
baugh were married June 1 9 in the Trin- 
ity Lutheran Church, York, Pa. Mr. 
Poorbaugh is a graduate of the Pennsyl- 
vania State College. 

The marriage of the Rev. Melville D. 
Nesbit, Jr., son of Dr. M. D. Nesbit, of 
Lewisburg, and Miss Geraldine Holman, 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Hol- 
man, Millerstown, Pa., was solemnized 
September 4 in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Lewisburg. Mr. Nesbit, who was 
graduated in June from Auburn Theo- 
logical Seminary, is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Preble, N. Y. Mrs. 
Nesbit attended Wilson College. 

The betrothal of Virginia Todd, of 
Princeton. N. J., and James M. Black. 
Jr., of New York City, has been an- 
nounced. Miss Todd is employed as an 
administrative assistant at Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary. Mr. Black is a graduate 
of the University of South Carolina. 


Mary A. Mallinson and John W. Long, 
Jr., of Williamsport, were married Sep- 
tember 1 7 in the chapel of Trinity Epis- 
copal Church in that city. Miss Mallin- 
son returned to this country in July after 
a year of study and travel abroad. Mr. 
Long, a graduate of Dickinson College, 
is doing graduate work in history at Duke 

LeRoy Rohde and Edith Griesinger, 
'3 7, were married September 10 at Plain- 
field, N. J. Mr. Rohde is associated with 
the advertising department of the Alum- 
inum Seal Company. New Kensington, 
Pa. Their home is at 889 North Street 
in New Kensington. 

The engagement of Peg Geary and 
J. Prosser Davis, Jr., was announced in 
May at a dinner given in honor of the 
couple. Miss Geary is teaching school 
near her home in southern New Jersey, 
while Mr. Davis is a salesman for the 
Eagle Pencil Company. Their marriage 
will take place in the early spring. 

Eric Stewart is associated with the 
graduate school of American University, 
Washington, D. C. 

The recently-appointed director of mu- 
sic at Union Junior College, Roselle, N. 
J., is Joseph Wood, who is also editing 
the music for a volume of sea chanteys 
and lumberjack songs shortly to be pub- 
lished by the Macmillan Company. Mr. 
Wood holds a fellowship in competition 
in the Juilliard Foundation. 

Dorothy McBride and Dr. James T. 
Dodge were married recently. They will 
reside at 1819 South Broad St., Trenton, 
N. J., where Mr. Dodge, a graduate of 
Columbia and the New York Homeopathic 
Medical College, will practice medicine. 

Jean Hagenbuch, '35, became the bride 
of Ralston H. More in a wedding cere- 
mony solemnized September 3 in Christ 
Episcopal Church, Berwick, Pa. Mr. and 
Mrs. More are living in Green Bay, Wis., 
where the former is manager of the Hill- 
side Trucking Company. Since gradua- 
tion Miss Hagenbuch had been teaching 
in the Lewisburg High School. 

Walter M. Morris is president of the 
Student Government Association at Crozer 
Theological Seminary. 


Mrs. Charles H. Ross has announced 
the marriage of her daughter, Thelma Mae 
Ross, to George W. Richards, 2nd, on 
October 1 at Stonehurst, Pa. Mr. and 
Mrs. Richards are living at Stratford 
Court, Lansdowne, Pa. 

Sarah H. Broomhall, '36, and Edward 
Frank were married September 3 at the 
home of the former's grandparents in 
Pittsburgh. They are making their home 
at 142-02 Franklin Ave., Flushing, L. I. 
Mr. Frank is employed as an electrical en- 
gineer by the Exide Battery Company. 

Marion Pursley is employed in New 
York City as a member of the staff of 
Contemporary Arts, a gallery which dis- 
plays and sells works of art. She may be 
addressed at 3 8 West 57th St., New York 



Miss Hazel Schilling, of Sunbury, Pa., 
and Frank R. More, who is located with 
the United States Naval Air Service at 
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were married Sep- 
tember 3 in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Sunbury. Mr. More is now engaged on a 
two-year tour of duty as an aviation 
cadet at the Pearl Harbor base of the U. 
S. Navy. 

Charles O. Morris, Jr., and Miss Doro- 
thy S. Gundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Arthur Gundy, of McKeesport. were 
married July 9 in the First Baptist Church 
of McKeesport. They are residing at 1404 
Wilson St., McKeesport. Mrs. Morris is 
a graduate of Slippery Rock State Teachers 
College, attended the University of Pitts- 
burgh, and taught in the McKeesport 
schools. Mr. Morris is employed in the 
metallurgical department of the Duquesne 
works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Cor- 

M. Marie Schaff, of Chambersburg. and 
Kenneth S. Amish. son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis Amish, of Rochester and Brockport, 
N. Y.. were married August 4. Mrs. 
Amish is a reporter for the Chambersburg 
Public Opinion, while her husband, a 
graduate of Syracuse University, manages 
the W. T. Grant store in Chambersburg. 

Laura Haines is teaching at the Buffalo 
Cross Roads School in Union County. 

AHda M. Eglit is working as Girl Re- 
serve secretary for the Y. W. C. A. at 
Anderson, Ind. 

Elizabeth MacNamara is teaching at the 
Centre Union School, Huntingdon, Pa. 


Mr. and Mrs. George G. Eisenbeis have 
taken up their residence at the Sheldon- 
Manor Apartment, 22 North St., Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., following their marriage 
in Williamsport October 1. Mrs. Eisenbeis 
was Margaret Eldreda Allen, of Williams- 

Ernest E. Blanche is a teaching assistant 
at the University of Illinois, Urbana, 111. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Thelrna Louise Brooks and 
Harold R. Strafford. The ceremony was 
performed November 20. 1937. at Cum- 
berland, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Stafford are 
living at 400 Pleasant Valley Boulevard, 
Altoona, Pa. 

Nellis B. Bronner, Jr., is a cadet in the 
training course of the Central New York 
Power Corporation at Syracuse, N. Y. 

William Dauberman is a laboratory as- 
sistant in Bucknell's electrical engineering 

Frederick Everitt is employed in the ac- 
tuarial department of the Metropolitan 
Life Insurance Company in New York 
City. He began his work shortly after re- 
ceiving the Master of Arts degree at the 
close of summer session. 

Dan Freeman is working for Gimbel 
Brothers in New York City. 

Ira G. Fox has a position with the 
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing 
Company in East Pittsburgh. He is living 
in Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Ralph Ford, of Edwardsville. is a mem- 
ber of the Lewisburg High School faculty, 
as is Thelrna Slack, of West Lewisburg. 

Charlotte M. Good is teaching at the 
Lowden School in West Buffalo Town- 
ship, Union County. 

Resident manager of the Hotel Lewis- 
burger in Lewisburg is Charles V. Lau- 
bacher, who was appointed to the post 
during the summer. 

Joseph Merrion and Miss Clara Mae 
Lee, Berwick, were married early in Sep- 
tember in a ceremony performed at Hag- 
erstown, Md. 

Robert S. Price is employed by the B. 
F. Goodrich Tire Company at Akron, O. 

Ruth Parker is a member of the teach- 
ing staff of the Pi Beta Phi Settlement 
School in Gatlinburg. Tenn. 

Harold Sager, center- fielder on the last 
two Bucknell nines, has signed a profes- 
sional baseball contract with the St. Louis 
Browns of the American League. 

Robert L. Summers has entered the 
training course of the Bethlehem Steel 

Paul Silvius is enrolled in the training 
course of the Westinghouse Electric and 
Manufacturing Company at East Pitts- 

Among this year's graduates pursuing 
advanced study at other colleges are the 
following: Robert Renville and George 
Porter, National Institute of Public Affairs 
at American University, Washington, D. 
C. ; Marjorie Nicholls, Yale Divinity 
School; Janet McKenna, Hartford Semi- 
nary Foundation; Irma Hewitt, Pratt In- 
stitute School of Library Science, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; Ward Gage, Colgate-Roches- 
ter Divinity School, Rochester. N. Y. ; 
Gerald Finsen, Columbia Law School; 
Arthur Calvin, New York School of So- 
cial Work; Edith Lipphardt, University 
of Rochester Medical School: George S. 
Hulick, Lewis Ledden, Kenneth Dela- 
frange, Hahnemann Medical College, Phil- 
adelphia; Robert Beers, Harvard Law 
School; Aaron J. Heisen. University of 
Pennsylvania Medical School; Jack Bailey, 
Temple University Medical School; 
Charles J. Schaef, Crozer Theological 
Seminary, Chester, Pa. 

ties in their area. Lest it be thought 
that these activities are not worth- 
while, we call attention to the fact 
that in this year's Freshman en- 
rollment, the New York and New 
Jersey area showed the largest per- 
centage increase. 

Mildred Cathers, Secretary of 
New Jersey Division. 

Mrs. Wesley Koster, Secretary 
of New York Division. 

(Continued from Page 10) 

letter of July 7, nearly $300 has 
been pledged toward the Metro- 
politan Alumni Scholarship Fund. 
This is encouraging and insures 
success for the undertaking, but 
there is need for more. Many of 
the alumni have not returned the 
Questionnaire and they are urged 
to do so immediately. If it has 
been mislaid, we urge that alumni 
write a personal letter to President 
E. A. Snyder, Room 1354, 26 
Broadway, New York, N. Y., giv- 
ing their views on the project and 
a statement of the amount they 
will pledge towards the Fund for 
any or all of the next four years. 
This is a most worthy undertak- 
ing and merits the support of all 
our alumni. 

The officers of the New York 
and New Jersey divisions of the 
Metropolitan Alumni Association 
take this opportunity to greet all 
their members and to ask for active 
and loyal support to help make this 
a banner year for Bucknell activi- 


A gift to the Bucknell Junior 
College of a 14-room residence and 
lot at 76 West Northampton St., 
Wilkes-Barre, was announced Oc- 
tober 27 by President Marts. The 
donors are Mr. and Mrs. F. J. 
Weckesser, of Wilkes-Barre. 

The property adjoins the site 
of the Junior College campus on 
South River Street and will be 
connected by a direct pathway 
with Conyngham Hall. It is ex- 
pected that the house will be used 
primarily as the official residence 
of the Director of the Junior Col- 
lege, although some of the space 
may be reserved for class rooms. 

Gilbert S. McClintock, chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees for 
the Junior College, expressed the 
deep appreciation of the trustees, 
faculty, and students as follows: 
"Mr. and Mrs. Weckesser's gift 
will enable us to enrich our present 
cultural service to the youths of 
the Wyoming Valley, and to care 
for the increasing enrollment as 
the Junior College grows from 
year to year." 

Gift of the Weckesser property 
will provide the Junior College 
with three fine buildings donated 
by generous citizens, as both Chase 
and Conyngham Halls were re- 
ceived through gifts. 


The appointment of Robert E. 
Streeter, '38, of Williamsport, as 
editor of The Alumni Monthly 
and sports editor of the Bucknell 
News Service has been announced 
by President Arnaud C. Marts. 

Streeter, who assumed his new 
duties October 1, had been em- 
ployed since graduation by the 
Williamsport Gazette and Bulle- 


Orders for reservations for the Alumni Dinner and Alumni Ball on 
Homecoming Day will be handled this year directly through corres- 
pondence with L. Francis Lybarger, Jr., acting alumni secretary. Tickets 
for the football game may be ordered by corresponding with the 
Alumni Secretary or by writing directly to Dr. B. W. Griffith, graduate 
manager of athletics. 

Kindly indicate the number of each type of ticket you desire 
and enclose check or money order to cover the total amount. 




Reserved Seats, $2.20 and $1.65 
General Admission, $1.10 
75 Cents per Plate 
$1.50 per Couple 


Lwwc ^alendat j:ct <^ f J [/oveatpet !y 


North Field 


Memorial Stadium 



Women's College Dining Hall 

Davis Gymnasium 

The Annual Alumni golf tournament will be held Friday 
and Saturday at the University Golf Course. 

The registration center for all alumni will be Roberts Hall 

Indian Clubs to Trap-Shooting 
(See Page 1) 



Alumni Monthly 

Volume XXIII 

No. 2 
January 1939 

Editor 's Corner 

IF you're among those of us who are 
still drying out after that Homecom- 
ing deluge two months ago. you'll 
support our unofficial move to have the 
General Alumni Association, when it 
meets in June, elect a special Committee 
on Climate empowered to negotiate a 
peace at any price with the weatherman, 
who appears to have a grudge against 
Bucknell. Seriously, though, next year's 
earlier Homecoming, with a little help 
from the law of averages, should solve 
the weather problem very nicely. 

QUESTION of the month in the last 
issue was: Should a new Alumni 
Directory be published? Returns 
from the informal straw poll among alum- 
ni indicate that many of you feel the 
need for up-to-date information on your 
college friends, so L. Francis Lybarger. 
Jr.. acting alumni secretary, is going a- 
head with plans for publication. On the 
rear cover of the Monthly is a preview 
of the attractive directory which will be 
printed if alumni interest expressed in 
orders for copies, warrants it. "Your Col- 
lege Friends", a streamlined Alumni Di- 
rectory, will be published as soon as its 
financial budget is balanced by 2,500 
orders at $1.00 per copy. 1,250 orders 
at $2.00 per copy or by contributions 
from persons interested in the success of 
the project. Don't postpone filling out 
the information blank which will give 
your Alma Mater the complete story on 
you and your class-mates. 



"OMINATIONS are now open for 
the position of Alumni Trustee. 
Until March 1, when the lists 
close, names of candidates should be pro- 
posed in writing to the Alumni Trustee 
Nomination Committee, in care of the 
Bucknell Alumni Association. The March 
issue of the Monthly will contain a bal- 
lot for all alumni to register their choices 
for the trusteeship. At present, alumni 
representatives on the Board of Trustees 
are Thomas J. Baldridge, '95, Earl M. 
Richards. '13, Harvey F. Smith, '94, 
Berkeley V. Hastings. '13. Robert L. 
Rooke, '13, Earl A. Morton, '05, Mary 
B. Harris, '93, and Harland A. Trax, 
'01. Remember that the nomination dead- 
line is March 1. 

WITH the second semester on the 
horizon, the question of where to 
acquire a college education is go- 
ing to come up soon for your younger 
friends who are high school seniors. Why 
not see to it that these college-bound 
young folk have a chance to learn what 
Bucknell can offer them? Bucknell cred- 
its alumni influence with bringing it 
many of its finest students. The record 
is worth maintaining. Incidentally, with 
a student body of more than 1,300. and 
with the college being forced to turn 
away applicants every year, the wisdom 
of early application might be mentioned 
to young people who are considering 
Bucknell seriously. 

VOL. XXIII, No. 2 

JANUARY, 1939 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23. 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor Robert E. Streeter, '38 


DR. CARL MlLLWARD, '06, President 526 N. Front St.. Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18 Vice-President 

250 Washington Terrace, Audubon, N. J. 

MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

L. FRANCIS LYBARGER, Jr., '28, Acting Secretary . N. 8th St., Mifflinburg 

MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER, '06, 333 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, O. 

SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


TRENNIE E. ElSLEY, '31, President 1131 Market St., Lewisburg 

NANCY L. GRIFFITH. '31, Secretary 34 Brown St.. Lewisburg 


Allentown Mr. Ross A. Mask, '24 1635 Linden St. 

Altoona Rev. F. R. Greninger. '15 2308 6th Ave. 

Danville Mr. Philip M. Irey, '08 109 Church St. 

Erie Mr. John F. Jeffrey. '16 919 W. 32nd St. 

Harrisburg Mr. Boyd R. Sheddan, '26 3116 Green St. 

Hazleton Mr. Harry C. Owens, '33 320 W. Broad St. 

Johnstown Mr. H. V. Overdorff, '24 173 Barron Ave. 

Lewistown Mr. C. J. Stambaugh, '30 1 6 S. Wayne St. 

Milton Dr. Carl Millward. '06 5 26 N. Front St. 

Mount Carmel . . . Mr. Vincent McHail. '28 106 N. Market St. 

Philadelphia .... Romain C. Hassrick. Esq., '06 . . 700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 

Pittsburgh George T. Henggi, '26 138 View St., Oakmont 

Reading Mr. Morgan S. Davies, '26 1058 N. Fifth St. 

Scranton Mr. Sanford Berninger, '22 311 Wheeler Ave. 

Sunbury Mr. Charles A. Fryling, '13 409 Market St. 

Towanda Mr. Loyd Trimmer, '28 206 Chestnut St. 

Uniontown Harold C. Marshall, Esq., '26 240 N. Gallatin Ave. 

Union County . . Mr. Malcolm E. Musser, '18 . . 203 S. 3rd St.. Lewisburg 

Wellsboro . ... Mr. Robert Lyon, '29 37 Pearl St. 

Herbert S. Lloyd, '11 22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 

Joseph H. McMurray, '32 1057 W. 4th St. 

Penrose C. Wallace, '26 256 Harding Court 


J. Fred Moore, '22 3 820 Granada Ave. 


Jos. McCormick. '26 513 South Ave., Bridgeton 

W. C. Lowther. '14. 228 Walton Ave., South Orange 

'28 58 Maple Ave., Trenton 


Wilkes-Barre .... Mr 
Williamsport .... Mr. 
York Mr. 

Baltimore Mr. 

Southern Mr 

Metropolitan .... Mr 

Trenton Edmund B. Pierce, 


Buffalo Helen Bartol Leonard, '13 12 E. Depew Ave. 

Elmira Mr. Sanford L. Barcus. '34 820 Jay St. 

Metropolitan .... Mr. Edgar A. Snyder. '11, 431 Clark St., S. Orange, N. J. 

Rochester Mr. Bruce B. Jacobs. '34 41 Mt. Vernon Ave. 


New England . . . . H. A. Larson, '21 17 Judson St., Braintree, Mass. 

Washington, D. C. Lawrence O. Manley, '07 

6 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase, Md. 

Cleveland Mr. Ellis C. Persing. ' 1 1 

3316 Warrington Rd., Shaker Heights 


Chicago Thomas J. Morris. '00. 4 1 2 Washington Blvd.. Oak Park. 111. 


Detroit Mr. J. Gilbert Malone. '27 1502 Baldwin Ave. 


Mrs. Christine Sterner Moyer, '28, President 224 S. Third St. 

Trennie E. Eisley. '31, Secretary 1131 Market St. 


Alice Roberts, '24, President 315 W. Hansberry St., Germantown 

Mrs. Jessie Brookes Wallace, '23, Secretary . . 7115 Glenlock St., Philadelphia 

From Indian Clubs 
To Trap-Shooting 

Athletics Week-End 
Dramatizes Changes 

With this article the Alumni 
Monthly begins a series devoted to 
chronicling changes which have 
taken place during the years in fun- 
damental phases of college life. 
Physical education has been chosen 
as the initial topic, since both men 
and women this year are enjoying 
expanded gymnasium facilities. 

WITH a whirr the clay disk 
catapaults from the queer- 
looking steel gadget. It 
soars into the air, outlined against 
the late afternoon sky, until sud- 
denly there is a roar, and the spin- 
ning black circle explodes into a 
thousand fragments of baked clay. 
The scene is a Bucknell physical 
education class, streamlined 1938- 
39 model, where a score of men are 
learning the fundamentals of the 
manly art of trap-shooting. Al- 
most any afternoon in early win- 
ter, visitors to the campus, if they 
stray near the new men's gymna- 
sium, can hear the sound of shot- 
gun-fire as another clay pigeon 
bites the dust. 

The student pictured on the 
front cover is John C. Stevens. 
'41, of Camp Hill. Pa., who 
won the intramural trap-shoot- 
ing contest this year. 

The introduction of trap-shoot- 
ing into the "curriculum" is a 
symbol of the change that has 
come over the college physical edu- 
cation program during recent 
years. In general, emphasis has 
been shifted from formalized exer- 
cises and calisthenics to activities 
which are likely to be used by stu- 
dents during their post-college life. 

This evolution in physical edu- 
cation aims was dramatically il- 
lustrated this month during a Phy- 
sical Education, Recreation, and 
Athletic Week-End staged in con- 
nection with the first intercollegi- 
ate competition in the John War- 
ren Davis Gymnasium. 

Sponsored by the men's and wo- 
men's physical education depart- 
ment, the three-day program from 
January 1 2 to 14 included a dance 
recital, demonstrations of Buck- 

nell's athletic program, and a var- 
sity boxing-basketball double- 

The gala week-end opened 
Thursday evening,, January 12, 
with a performance by Doris Hum- 
phrey, Charles Weidman, and 
their dance troupe. President Ar- 
naud C. Marts spoke during the 
Friday evening program, which 
also included a student-faculty in- 
door tennis match. 

Saturday afternoon was devoted 
to recreational demonstrations of 
volleyball, badminton, shuffle- 
board, and folk dancing, with 
both men and women students 
participating. Brief addresses were 
made by Miss Sylvia Derr and 
John D. Plant, directors of the 
women's and men's programs, re- 
spectively. The week-end came to 
a close Saturday night as West 
Virginia's, boxers and American 
University's cagers clashed with 

Contrast today's program with 
the exhibitions held in Tustin 
Gymnasium four decades ago. Gym 
students of the 'nineties offered 
demonstrations featuring a wand 
drill, horse and buck work, hori- 
zontal bars, parallel bars, clubs, 
and pyramids. 

In 1939, although calisthenics, 
formal drills, tumbling, and gym- 

nastics have not been completely 
forgotten, they play a less import- 
ant role. Now the stress is laid 
upon team games fostering desir- 
able social attitudes, as well as up- 
on individual sports which lead 
the student to worthwhile leisure- 
time activity. 

The men's curriculum includes 
instruction in hunting and fish- 
ing, a lesson on approved fly- 
casting technique, golf, and ten- 
nis, in addition to the established 
team games of soccer, touch foot- 
ball, basketball, volleyball, and 
baseball. Likewise, the women's 
program features archery, tennis, 
golf, badminton, dancing — all 
activities with a carry-over value 
in later life. 

Familiar to recent graduates are 
the physical education theory class- 
es, in which lecturers well-versed 
in various sports are heard. 

These, then, are the elements of 
Bucknell's physical education pro- 
gram — a program which, in the 
words of John Plant, "undertakes 
to furnish skilled and intelligent 
leadership of students in the age- 
old activities of the human race ■ — 
activities which have meaning and 
significance; those which allow 
for mental activity, promote 
wholesome self-expression and of- 
fer desirable social training in a 

Miss Sylvia M. Derr 

Director of Physical Education 

for Women 

John D. Plant 

Director of Physical Education 

for Men 




Dear Bucknellians: 

Your Alma Mater is in the midst of a busy and, I trust, significant year. 

One of the unique developments here this year is an earnest endeavor on the part of 
students and faculty to develop new practical techniques for student participation in the gov- 
ernment of our Campus life. We have an unusually capable group of student leaders who are 
willing and able to carry the responsibilities of self-government, and we are hopeful that this 
year's leaders will set patterns of student government which will give added value to the 
educational process at Bucknell. 

Our alumni groups in many centers are unusually active this year in various constructive 
endeavors to serve their Alma Mater. All are cooperating effectively with our Director of Stu- 
dent Admissions, Francis Lybarger, and several 
of them are starting scholarship funds with 
which to aid promising students to enter Buck- 
nell from their respective communities. 

Our trustees have set as a goal for themselves 
this year the wiping out of the capital indebt- 
edness of the College. This consists of the 
unpaid balance still due on the cost of the 
Memorial Stadium, Hunt Hall, the Women's 
Dining Room, the Botany Building, the Golf 
Club, and the past deficits of the Athletic 
Council. At the beginning of this school year 
this debt stood at $356,000. During the past 
two months, a committee headed by Judge 
Davis and Dr. Roberts have been actively at 
work on this problem, and as a result a dozen 
trustees and a loyal alumnus, not a trustee, 
have made gifts to Bucknell totalling $178,000, 
exactly one-half of the debt. These are the 
same men, for the most part, who have given so generously recently toward Old Main, Dan- 
iel C. Roberts Hall, Davis Gymnasium, and the Engineering Building. All Bucknellians owe 
this little group of generous friends our deepest gratitude. We are working hopefully to the 
end that the entire debt can be wiped out by June. Such an achievement would add im- 
measureably to the vitality of our service to youth here at Bucknell. 

The board of Trustees have resolved that, as soon as this debt is cleared off, we should 
undertake to erect a new Library Building. We are looking forward with eagerness to the 
day when we can launch that undertaking. We have a fine collection of over 90,000 books 
and bound volumes of publications, and we subscribe to nearly 600 magazines and periodicals. 
Our library staff is an excellent one, consisting of six trained librarians, with degrees from 
library schools, and twenty-three part-time student assistants. But our present Carnegie Li- 
brary building was never intended to house 90,000 volumes or to serve 1,300 students. 
Last summer Professor Burpee built a mezzanine floor in our Carnegie Library which pro- 
vided stack space for 23,000 additional volumes which had been bundled up in the basement, 
most of them inaccessible to students because there was no shelf space for them. The library 
staff are now cataloguing these volumes and placing them on the new shelves on the mezza- 
nine floor. These present volumes will completely fill these additional shelves. 

This is the ultimate possibility of expansion of our present library capacity, and our 
next move must be to provide a new and enlarged building to enable our library to keep pace 
with the requirements upon it. A fine library is the heart of a modern college, and we are 
hoping that we can soon give Bucknell a "Heart ", of which every Bucknellian will be su- 
premely proud. 

With kindest regards to each and all of you. 

Yours sincerely, 

V/w^_^3z^ xr^K^ter 

And the rains came . . . 

But several hundred alumni 
came, too, so the day was a suc- 

The reference, of course, is to 
the annual Alumni Homecoming 
held November 19 in a setting 
which blended mire and mirth, 
rain and reminiscence, sogginess 
and story-swapping. 

Those hardy souls who disre- 
garded the storm signals and re- 
turned to the campus salvaged three 
noteworthy experiences from the 
wet week-end: (1) watched the 
Bisons conquer George Washing- 
ton University's football men in a 
dramatic demonstration showing 
the superiority of mind over mud: 
(2) attended a splendid Home- 
coming dinner — 300 alumni were 
there, and (3 ) danced for the first 
time in the new John Warren 
Davis Gymnasium. 


Remembering that the last two 
Homecoming Days have been 
marked by torrents of rain, alumni 
cheered when it was announced at 
the banquet that the 1939 Home- 
coming will be held nearly a 
month earlier. The date — get 
out that pencil and paper — will 
be October 21. The football op- 
ponent will be Georgetown, which 
this past season had one of the na- 
tion's few undefeated and untied 

1938s Homecoming opened 
auspiciously, in all respects except 
weather conditions, as the Buck- 
nell soccer team coached by Merle 
Edwards, 03, outfought and out- 
splashed Dickinson. 3 to 0. 

Another morning highlight was 
the battle between freshmen and 
sophomores to determine whether 

the first-year men should retain 
"dinks'' and black ties as insignia 
of their inexperience. The embat- 
tled freshmen won a tug-of-war, 
and thus gained the right to dis- 
card their black ties. However, the 
day's honors were divided when 
the sophomores succeeded in pro- 
tecting from freshman molestation 
a "dink" which had been placed 
atop a greased pole. 

During the afternoon, interest 
centered on the Memorial Stadium, 
where the Bisons staged the water 


buffalo act so successfully that 
their rivals from Washington. D. 
C., failed to register a single first 
down. Bucknell scored a touch- 
down early in the game when Mar- 
tin Quick skirted left end for 19 
yards to climax a 42-yard march: 
then, a moment later, the score 
went to 9-0 as the alert Herd line 
charged into the G. W. backfield 
to force a safety after a bad pass 
from center. Willis Jones tallied 
the second touchdown in the final 
period after Bucknell recovered a 
fumble deep in George Washington 

The principal speaker at the 
Alumni Banquet, held in the Wo- 
men's College Dining Hall, was 
President Arnaud C. Marts, who 
expressed the University's apprecia- 
tion for the loyal support given to 
it by the alumni during the past 





As a surprise tribute, President 
Marts introduced Dr. William C. 
(Continued on page 16) 


'Mathewson Day' 
In Baseball Jubilee 

Day at Cooperstown, N. Y., 
set for May 27 when Buck- 
nell plays St. Lawrence Univer- 
sity, will be one of the several days 
dedicated to the immortals of base- 
ball which will be staged as pre- 
ludes to "The Cavalcade of Base- 
ball", now on the calendar for 
June 12 at Cooperstown. 

The official dedication of the 
Baseball Hall of Fame and Muse- 
um and the unveiling of the me- 
morial plaque to the great men 
of the past will take place on June 

Cooperstown, however, i? only 
one part of the national celebra- 
tion of baseball's great birthday 
party. The centenary is being di- 
rected by the National Baseball 
Centennial Commission, Inc.. of 
New York, headed by Judge Ken- 
esaw Mountain Landis and with 
Al Stoughton, '24, as secretary. 

Centennial games will be played 
all during the year — and not on 
any one date — by teams in the 
major leagues, minor leagues, semi- 
pro associations, and amateur clubs 
from coast to coast. Intercollegi- 
ate games are also now being sched- 
uled by the leading universities and 
colleges, generally in connection 
with special days to honor not 
only the centennial of baseball 
but also prominent alumni who 
have gone from their respective 
Alma Maters into national promi- 
nence in baseball. 


Bucknell boasts not only of 
Mathewson, but also of Harry Mc- 
Cormick, '04, famed Giant pinch- 
hitter and later coach of baseball 
at Bucknell and West Point, Al 
Jordan, '13, Walter Blair, '05, G. 
H. Northrop, '10, Harold Mc- 
Clure, '77, Dean Sturgis, '16, 
George Cockill, '05, Yentzer 
Weidensaul, '02, Harvey F. Smith, 
'94, Edward A. Manning, '12, 
Jimmy Clark, '10, Bert Daniels, 
'12, Charles Piez, '13, Thomas 
O'Leary, '14, and Charles D. 
Loveland, '11. 

V V V V V V V V V V V V V *♦* V V V *** V V V V V V V %* 

William Beatty. curator of 
the Baseball Hall of Fame and 
Museum at Cooperstown. says 
that of the thousands who have 
visited this shrine to date seven 
out of ten ask first to see the 
Mathewson plaque and exhibits. 

*■* »*• A «.*« •*• »*« **- A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V 

An interesting Mathewson con- 
nection with Cooperstown was the 
recent transfer of Dr. Wilbur S. 
Sheriff. '28, from the Baptist 
Church at Factoryville, Pa., Mat- 
ty's birthplace, to Cooperstown, 
where the great "Big Six" is en- 
shrined in the Baseball Hall of 

Bucknell Nine 
To Take Part 

A bronze bust of Mathewson 
will be unveiled by the widow of 
the famed pitcher on May 27. the 
day Bucknell meets St. Lawrence 
at Cooperstown. Regarded as one 
of the finest items in the Baseball 
Museum collection, the bust was 
molded in plaster by Gertrude 
Boyle Kanno, who died in San 
Francisco August 16, 1937. Be- 
fore modeling Mathewson's bust, 
she spent many afternoons at base- 
ball parks watching him play. 
Following Mrs. Kanno's death the 
bust, after much research, was dis- 
covered and a bronze casting ob- 
tained by the museum. 

W l lHMHX I I» III MMMI ' M !) H li lHi l ll l ll .. Ill l .i Wil l . I ..I I 


N E W YORK , N. L ,, 1 9 O O - 1916 . 
CINCINNATI, N.L., 1916. 
WON 37 GAMES IN 1908 

JANUARY, 1939 

Radio Hymn Sing 
Honors Robert Lowry 

75th Anniversary 
Celebration Held 

THE memory of Dr. Robert 
Lowry, '54, who gave the 
world some of its most beloved 
gospel hymns, is being honored 
this month in an observance ar- 
ranged by his Alma Mater. 

Marking the 75th anniversary 
of the writing by Dr. Lowry of 
his most popular hymn. Shall We 
Gather at the River, the celebration 
includes a special chapel service, 
church programs, and a hymn sing 
of Lowry compositions over a na- 
tionwide radio network. 

The Bucknell Mixed Chorus, 
directed by Dr. Paul G. Stolz, is 
singing Saturday afternoon, Jan- 
uary 21, from 3 to 3:30 P.M. over 
Radio Station WABC, New York, 
and the Columbia Broadcasting 
System, presenting a number of 
Lowry favorites. 

The same group of singers is ap- 
pearing in chapel Thursday morn- 
ing, January 19, at 11 A.M. 


In connection with the anniver- 
sary, ministers of churches 
throughout the East have been in- 
vited to include hymns written by 
Dr. Lowry in their musical pro- 
grams for Sunday, January 22. 

The man to whom this celebra- 
tion is dedicated was the author of 
more than a score of well-known 
hymns, including / Need Thee 
Every Hour, We're Marching to 
Zion, and All the Way My Savior 
Leads Me. Of himself he said: 

Dr. Robert Lowry, '54 

"My brain seems to be a sort of 
spinning wheel: there is music run- 
ning through it all the time." 

Born in Philadelphia March 12, 
1826, Lowry entered Bucknell in 
1850 to prepare himself for the 
Christian ministry. He was grad- 
uated in 1854 with the Bachelor 
of Arts degree and with the highest 
honors of his class. 

Ordained to the ministry during 
his senior year, after graduation he 
served as pastor of the First Bap- 
tist Church, West Chester, Pa. ; 
Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 
New York City, and the Hanson 

Ranck Says College Brings 
$600,000 Yearly to Town 

In direct expenditures alone, 
Bucknell University annually 
brings more than $600,000 to the 
borough of Lewisburg, Dayton L. 
Ranck, '16, University comptrol- 
ler, revealed in a talk to members 
of the Lewisburg Rotary Club. 

"Although local business firms 
and town leaders have always con- 
sidered the University as a town 
asset of incalculable value," the 
Lewisburg Journal commented, 
"the rank and file of Lewisburg 
and even the merchants themselves 

have never realized the actual mon- 
etary value of the educational in- 
stitution as revealed in the statis- 
tics presented to the Rotary Club 
by Mr. Ranck. 

"Comptroller Ranck told the 
service club men that at an abso- 
lute minimum this annual expen- 
diture (of $600,000) is turned 
over at least five times within the 
community, making an annual 
turn-over in the borough of ap- 
proximately $3,000,000." 

Place Baptist Church, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 


Accepting a call from his Alma 
Mater in 1869, he became professor 
of Belles-Lettres in the University 
and at the same time pastor of the 
Lewisburg Baptist Church. After 
performing this double work for 
six years, he retired with the hon- 
orary degree of D.D., and was sub- 
sequently elected Chancellor of 
Bucknell. He died in 1899. 

Shall We Gather at the River, 
the hymn that was to endear Dr. 
Lowry to millions throughout the 
world, was composed in 1864, 
while the writer was pastor of the 
Hanson Place Baptist Church in 

The immediate popularity of 
Shall We Gather at the River is re- 
flected in this comment by the 
Christian Herald: 

"In the spring of 1865, forty 
thousand children sang this hymn 
on their May anniversary parade 
and in their churches. Then it 
went everywhere. It was sung in 
conventions, in churches, in Sun- 
day schools, and at the bedside of 
the dying. It crossed the ocean and 
became known in Great Britain 
and on the Continent. At some of 
the most distant missionary sta- 
tions of Asia it was translated and 
sung. It found its way to the 
Sandwich Islands and soon encir- 
cled the globe." 


The Model League Assembly of 
the Middle Atlantic states will con- 
vene on the Bucknell campus April 
13, 14, and 15, with delegations 
from 30 Eastern colleges expected 
to attend. 

Assignment of student delega- 
tions to present the views of differ- 
ent nations has already been an- 
nounced by Lewis Coren, Bucknell 
senior and secretary-general of the 
Assembly. Bucknell will represent 

More than 200 college students 
and faculty members will come to 
Lewisburg during the delibera- 
tions of the Assembly. 


Cagers, Boxers Move 
Into Davis Gymnasium 

A well-balanced indoor sports 
program for the initial sea- 
son in the new John Warren 
Davis Gymnasium, gradually gain- 
ing momentum this month, will 
reach its climax March 17 and 18, 
when the eighth annual Eastern 
Intercollegiate Boxing Conference 
tournament is held at Bucknell. 

Several of the East's strongest 
ring squads will come to Lewis- 
burg for the tourney, which is be- 
ing held at Bucknell for the first 
time. Completion of the new in- 
door sports center has provided 
the college with ample facilities 
for staging the event. According 
to present plans, the semi-final 
round will be held Friday evening, 
March 17, with the finals the fol- 
lowing night. 


Other highlights of the winter 
campaign will be three boxing- 
basketball double-headers, includ- 
ing the twin bill on January 14 
which marked the beginning of in- 
tercollegiate competition in the 

Additional bargain attractions 
are scheduled for February 24, 
when Temple and Muhlenberg 
will furnish the opposition in box- 
ing and basketball, respectively, 
and for March 3, when Western 
Maryland's boxers and Elizabeth- 
town's cagers will visit the campus. 

With this ambitious program 
outlined, both the basketball and 
boxing squads, weakened by grad- 
uation losses, face a difficult strug- 
gle if they are to go through the 
season with successful records. 

Seldom in Bucknell's four dec- 
ades of basketball have the season 
prospects loomed as a bigger ques- 
tion mark than they do this year. 
Embarking on a 15 -contest sched- 
ule, the Orange and Blue passers 
will present a lineup in which ex- 
perienced men will be definitely in 
the minority. 

Graduation took five capable 
performers from the squad which 
won eight games against six defeats 
last season. Among this quintet of 
seniors were the team's three high 
scorers, Bill Foltz, Harold Sager, 

and Bob Summers, as well as Joe 
Deegan and Leon Kolanowski, a 
pair of dependable reserves. 


Then, a month ago, when pre- 
season practice had been under way 
little more than a week, misfor- 
tune struck again. George Kiick, 
rugged junior guard who was be- 
ing groomed as a mainstay of the 
1939 five, underwent an emergen- 
cy appendicitis operation which 
removed him from action for the 
entire campaign. 

With Kiick lost, only two let- 
ter men remain as a nucleus for 
this year's team. They are Joe 
Diblin, a regular guard last year, 
and Bill Lane, who substituted at 
both guard and forward. Four 
other holdovers from last year's 
squad — Bill Allen, Glen Eshel- 
man, George Lane, and Bob 
Smith — are also on hand this 

Faced with a dearth of seasoned 
material. Coach Mai Musser has 
been compelled to pin his hopes on 

Ring Tournament 
Here This Year 

sophomores. Among the newcom- 
ers counted upon to add strength 
to the varsity array are Joe Buzas, 
a reliable guard who was troubled 
by an ankle injury early in the 
winter; Jack Riley, Bob Nolan, 
George Good, Bill Creveling, 
Ralph Bush, Ray Armor, Bill 
Crawford, and Bill Johnson. A 
senior, Kenneth Allen, is a candi- 
date for the team for the first team. 

As in basketball, so in boxing 
inexperience is the factor respon- 
sible for most of the furrows in 
Coach Joe Reno's brow. The 
only boxing letter men are Martin 
Quick, conference 175-pound 
champion the past two years, and 
Don Walker, 145-pounder. 

However, Reno is working with 
a squad of 19 men, and Bison ring 
fans are confidently expecting the 
mentor to produce a couple of 
hand-tailored champions from 
raw, untried material. 

goes to press, probable Orange and 
Blue boxers in each weight class 
(Continued on page 8) 





Penn State 

State College 



American University 












Franklin and Marshall 




















Franklin and Marshall 




















Elizabethtown College 




West Virginia 




Penn State 

State College 



C. C. N. Y. 




Lock Haven S. T. C. 

Lock Haven 







Western Maryland 


March 17 


Conference Tournament 


JANUARY, 1939 

District Clubs 


Boyd R. Sheddan, '26, was 
elected president of the Bucknell 
Alumni Club of Harrisburg at a 
dinner meeting of the club at Jack- 
son's restaurant December 1. The 
speaker was Harry O. Dayhoff, 
'24, a member of the club, who 
described highlights of various col- 
legiate football games at which he 
officiated this season. 

Other new officers elected were: 
Edwin A. Glover, '30, vice-presi- 
dent: Susanne E. DeVout, '35, 
secretary; Bruce E. Butt, '16, treas- 
urer, and Harvey S. Bogar, '01, 
and the Rev. Havard Griffith, '07, 
members of the executive commit- 

The club adopted a constitu- 
tion and a set of by-laws drafted 
by a committee headed by Joseph 
Nissley, '31, and voted unani- 
mously appreciation of the services 
of Allen F. Jones, '25, president 
for the past year. 


Seventy-five alumni from Mil- 
ton and vicinity attended a dinner 
meeting of the Milton Alumni 
Club on November 10 at the Man- 
ufacturers' Club. 

President Arnaud C. Marts dis- 
cussed the events on the campus. 
L. F. Lybarger, Jr., acting alumni 
secretary, spoke briefly and showed 
motion pictures of a Bucknell foot- 
ball game. Coach Al Humphreys 
also gave a short talk. Dr. Carl 
L. Millward, '06, presided. 


On December 16 a number of 
Pittsburgh alumni gathered at the 
home of A. R. Mathieson, '20, 
and spent the evening watching 
moving pictures of activities on the 
Bucknell campus and football 
field. Our local alumni president, 
George Henggi, has invited Buck- 
nellians to his home sometime in 
January for another party. 


An organization meeting of the 
Uniontown Alumni Club was 
held November 2 at 7 p.m. in the 
Chestnut Lounge of Zed Francis 
Restaurant. Twenty-one persons 
were present. 

At the session a constitution 
was adopted, and the following 
officers elected: Harold C. Mar- 
shall, '26, president; Willard L. 
Lewis, '20, of Connellsville, vice- 
president: Ann R. Morrow, '38, 
secretary-treasurer; executive com- 
mittee, Joe R. McNutt, '24, Jesse 
K. Spurgeon, '10, Charles L. 
Steiner, Jr., '23, (one year), Mrs. 
L. W. Brownfield, '01, (two 
years), and Judge E. H. Reppert, 

' (three years) . 


A Union County Alumni Club 
was organized October 28 as more 
than 100 alumni from Lewisburg 
and other sections of the county 
attended a dinner meeting at the 
Hotel Lewisburger. 

Malcolm Musser, '18, was elect- 
ed president; Kenneth Bidlack, 
'29, vice-president; Paul Show- 
alter, '3 2, treasurer; Mrs. Brown 
Focht, '26, secretary; Mrs. W. 
Neil Baker, '11, John S. Gold, 
'18, and James F. McClure, '13, 
members of the executive commit- 


The Bucknell Alumni Club of 
Trenton held a dinner meeting 
Wednesday evening, November 2, 
at Fischer's Tea Room, River 
Road. President E. B. Pearce, '28, 
welcomed the guests, friends, and 

President Arnaud C. Marts was 
the principal speaker, reporting to 
his alumni "stock-holders" on the 
progress of the University. 

Fifty-five persons attended the 




An enthusiastic group of Wash- 
ington and Baltimore Bucknellians 
met at the New Colonial Hotel in 
Washington for dinner November 
4 before the Bucknell-Georgetown 

Coach Al Humphreys spoke 
briefly on the outlook for the 
game, and John Plant, Trennie 
Eisley, and Dr. B. W. Griffith 
were introduced to the group. 

Dr. John Burlew passed on the 
fine scholarship report sent to him 
by Mr. Lybarger, and a new 

scholarship committee of Mrs. 
Grace Burlew, Marion Davis, and 
William Lesher was appointed. 

It was agreed that the Washing- 
ton and Baltimore clubs should, 
in the future, meet together once 
a year. 

Betty B. Schiffler, 



Newark, New Jersey! Essex 
House! Seven o'clock on the even- 
ing of December 2. "The room 
to the left has been reserved for 
Bucknell alumni. This way, 
please." And we found ourselves 
in the midst of a gay and friendly 
group - - old friends and new, 
alumni of Bucknell and their 
friends, assembled for the first Jer- 
sey meeting of the newly- organ- 
ized Metropolitan Bucknell Alum- 
ni Association. 

After a social hour, W. Cline 
Lowther, '14, newly-elected presi- 
dent of the New Jersey division, 
called the meeting to order. Sixty- 
one were present, most of whom 
belonged to the New Jersey di- 
vision. Bucknell songs during din- 
ner set the stage for the program, 
which featured Dr. Robert L. 
Sutherland, dean of men and pro- 
fessor of sociology. 

During the business session the 
president outlined the year's pro- 
gram. Coming events include a 
Glee Club concert in New York in 
February, a meeting in New Jersey 
March 3 with younger New Jersey 
alumni in charge; a special speaker 
meeting in New Jersey May 5, and 
an old-fashioned picnic in New 
Jersey sometime in June. 

The executive committee has 
many other plans — a placement 
bureau for graduates is already 
functioning in a small way and 
promises to grow: the scholarship 
fund is increasing and scholarships 
will soon be available. 

In his report Dr. E. C. Kunkle, 
'97, chairman of the scholarship 
committee recommended in ac- 
cordance with sentiment expressed 
at the meeting of October 21 the 
membership on the committee be 
increased to nine, at least two of 
whom shall be women. He an- 
nounced that Robert L. Rooke, 

(Continued on Page 8) 


Rainey to Head 
U. of Texas 

Dr. Homer P. Rainey, president 
of Bucknell from 1931 to 1935, 
has been named president of the 
University of Texas, and will 
take over his new duties at the 
end of the semester in June. 

Since leaving Bucknell, Dr. 
Rainey has been director of the 
American Youth Commission of 
the American Council on Educa- 
tion, engaged in making an ex- 
haustive study of the needs of the 
nation's youth. When Dr. Rainey 
goes to Texas in June, the Youth 
Commission investigation will be 
nearing the end of its fourth year. 

At Texas the former Bucknell 
executive will succeed Dr. H. Y. 
Benedict, who died in May, 1937. 
He will also be returning to his 
native state. 

Dr. Rainey was graduated from 
Austin College at Sherman, Tex- 
as, in 1919 and became an in- 
structor at the College in the same 
year, remaining on the faculty un- 
til 1922. In 1923 he obtained 
his M.A. degree at the University 
of Chicago and in 1924 the Ph.D. 
from the same institution. LL.D.'s 
have been awarded him by Austin 
College, Dennison University and 
Washington and Jefferson College. 

From 1924 to 1926 he was as- 
sociate professor of education at 
the University of Oregon, after 
which he was appointed president 
of Franklin College at Franklin, 
Ind. After serving there for four 
years, he became president of Buck- 
nell. He is 42 years old. 

During his four-year tenure at 
Bucknell, Dr. Rainey played an 
important role in shaping the Uni- 
versity's curriculum and policies in 
accord with modern trends in high- 
er education. While he was presi- 
dent the present plan of two years 
of broad, general education, fol- 
lowed by two years of specialized 
study, was introduced. 


The Jennie Sassaman Robinson 
scholarship fund has been increased 
by $1,000, according to a bequest 
revealed when the will of the late 
Mrs. Jennie S. Robinson, of Ge- 
neva, N. Y., was admitted to pro- 
bate. The scholarship was origin- 
ally established to aid Milton High 
School graduates. 


Wings Over the Pacific, by 
Lewis E. Theiss, '02. W. A. Wilde 
Company, Boston. 1938. 

With this volume Dr. Theiss 
continues his series of boys' books 
which represent an interesting 
union of exciting adventure and 
factual information concerning 
aviation. Describing a diplomatic 
mission carried out by intrepid 
Ginger Hale, senior pilot of Pan- 
American Airways, the story sets 
forth the entire technique of trans- 
Pacific flight, with descriptions of 
the great clipper ship, the island 
ports en route, the ocean, its 
storms, and all the striking char- 
acteristics of a flight from America 
to the Far East. 


Science and Modern Progress in 
the Philippines, by Marshall Lloyd 
Dunn and Gilbert S. Perez, '07. 
Progressive Schoolbooks, Manila. 

Another picture of the Far East 
is offered in this book, prepared 
to give Filipino students an idea 
of the way in which scientific 
methods may be utilized to build 
a "nobler and more progressive 
civilization" in the Philippine Is- 
lands. Mr. Perez, who has a son, 
Robert C. Perez, '40, at Bucknell 
now, is superintendent of voca- 
tional education for the Bureau of 
Education, with headquarters at 
Manila. He and his associate have 
given Filipino children a handy 
guide to the promise modern prog- 
ress holds out to their native land. 
Especially interesting is the chapter 
on "Living Well Together". 


Adult Education Courses of 
Study: An Appraisal, by Andrew 
Hendrickson, '25, Bureau of Pub- 
lications, Teachers College, Co- 
lumbia University, 1938. 

This pamphlet, the first of a 
series of occasional papers to be 
published on the subject by Teach- 
ers College, is the result of a com- 
prehensive investigation of exist- 
ing curricula for adult education. 

Mr. Hendrickson, head of the Eng- 
lish department of Bogota, N. J., 
High School, has been granted 
leave of absence from February 1 
to July 1 this year, to complete 
work for a Ph.D. at Columbia. 
His booklet points out the need for 
choosing administrators and teach- 
ers in adult education projects, not 
on traditional bases, but on the 
basis of their aptitude for a task 
which requires particular qualifi- 


Serum Cholesterol Values for 
Children, by Frederick M. Offen- 
krantz, '33, and Maxwell Kar- 
shan; Serum Cholesterol in Syphil- 
is, by Felix Feraru and F. M. 
Offenkrantz; A Study of Serum 
Cholesterol in Patients With Pep- 
tic Ulcer, by F. M. Offenkrantz 
and Felix Feraru; Serum Choles- 
terol in Patients With Rheumatic 
Fever and Serum Cholesterol Fluc- 
tuations During the Menstrual 
Cycle, by F. M. Offenkrantz. 

In these papers published in 
medical journals from October, 
1936, to September, 1938, Dr. 
Offenkrantz describes a series of 
investigations into the relation- 
ship of serum cholesterol with 
various pathological and physio- 
logical conditions. 

(Continued from page 7) 

'13, member of the Board of Trus- 
tees and member of this Alumni 
Association, is to be special treasur- 
er of the fund. He made a plea 
for immediate contributions and 
pledges and stated that with an 
adequate fund it is the aim of the 
committee to have not one schol- 
arship student, but several in each 

With seventy active members 
after its two initial meetings, the 
Metropolitan Association hopes to 
enroll all nine hundred alumni in 
the New York area before the end 
of the year. 

Mildred B. Cathers, '10 
Secretary, N. J. Division 


(Continued from page 6) 

appear to be the following: George 
Goodman, 115 pounds; Richard 
Brown. 125 pounds; Robert Keen- 
an, 135 pounds. Walker, 145 
pounds; Larry Baiada or Floyd 
Waite, 155 pounds; John McEl- 
hany, 165 pounds; Quick, 175 
pounds; Charles Reed unlimited. 

JANUARY. 1939 

Local Notes 

Year's Gifts 
Total $625,000 

Benefactions to Bucknell dur- 
ing 1938 aggregated $625,000, 
President Arnaud C. Marts said 
on December 1 7 as he announced 
new gifts of $175,000. The an- 
nouncement was made at the semi- 
annual meeting of the Board of 
Trustees in the Bellevue-Stratford 
Hotel, Philadelphia, with Judge 
J. Warren Davis, '96, chairman 
of the Board, presiding. 

William R. White, '26, super- 
intendent of banks in New York 
state, and John Langdon Jones, 
of the University of Pennsylvania, 
were elected to the Board of Trus- 
tees for four-year terms at the ses- 

Mr. White, named last year by 
the New York Young Men's 
Board of Trade as "New York's 
Young Man of the Year", was 
appointed superintendent of banks 
in January, 1936. Aged thirty- 
two at the time, he was the young- 
est superintendent to take office 
since the department was organized 
in 1851. He joined the banking 
department as assistant counsel in 

Mr. Jones, who teaches Ro- 
mance languages at Penn, is well 
known as an authority on Ameri- 
can and Pennsylvania poetry. 


The recent gifts of $175,000, 
all made within the six weeks pre- 
ceding the December meeting, will 
be "used towards retiring the Uni- 
versity's capital indebtedness, 
which was incurred from 1 to 
1 5 years ago for the purpose of 
building our stadium, a women's 
dormitory, and other college build- 
ings", President Marts explained. 

"These gifts cut Bucknell's debt 
in half and we hope to cancel the 
entire debt during the next few 
months," he said. "When that is 
done, we shall undertake to build 
a new library, as our present li- 
brary building is now sadly over- 
crowded by our collection of 90,- 
000 volumes." 


William R. White, '26 


A college dining room for about 
fifty men will be opened on the 
campus next September, University 
officials have announced. Decision 
to establish the new service for 
men was prompted by requests 
from many parents of entering 
freshmen who wish to know in 
advance that their sons will be 
privileged to take their meals in a 
dining room under college super- 

Tha new men's commons will 
not compete with fraternity houses, 
but will be planned on a scale to 
provide for only forty to fifty stu- 
dents, the number estimated as 
necessary to meet the special re- 
quests that come regularly from 


Winning one second place and 
three thirds, The Bucknellian, stu- 
dent weekly newspaper, made a fine 
showing in the fall competition of 
the Intercollegiate Newspaper As- 
sociation of the Middle Atlantic 
states. The Bucknellian was the 
only publication with a circulation 
of more than 1,050 to receive 
mention in all four categories of 

John Longdon Jones 


Do college graduates and educa- 
tion part company at Commence- 

With this question in mind, 
President Marts has invited the 
men and women who received di- 
plomas from the college since he 
became its head three years ago to 
evaluate the progress of their self- 
education since they left the cam- 

In a letter which went to 700 
graduates in the classes of 1936, 
1937, and 1938, Mr. Marts asked 
this group of recent alumni to 
make a personal check on the ex- 
tent to which they have maintained 
during their post-college years the 
intellectual interests fostered on the 

As an aid to self-education 
Bucknell's president has offered to 
send to each recent graduate, as a 
personal gift, a copy of Dr. Albert 
Edward Wiggam's book, "The 
Marks of an Educated Man". Dr. 
Wiggam, noted writer on scientific 
topics, has spoken at Bucknell 
twice during the past year. 

Two hundred twenty-five alum- 
ni, accepting Mr. Marts' offer, have 
received copies of the book. 



Address by Warfel, '20, 
Recalls World War Days 

A picture of "The Lost Gen- 
eration Twenty Years 
Later" was presented at the 
University chapel service Novem- 
ber 10, in an Armistice Day ad- 
dress by Harry R. Warfel, '20, 
professor of English at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

Recalling the hectic days when 
America's entrance into the World 
War overturned campus routine, 
Dr. Warfel also set forth the 
change in the philosophy of youth 
wrought by the War experience. 

Immediately after the United 
States declared war, Dr. Warfel 
said, "Drums beat and bugles 
called. Khaki uniforms dotted 
the campus. A dozen or more 
boys, five of them new recruits, 
left with the National Guard 
troop. Fifteen men organized the 
Bucknell Volunteer Company and 
began to drill daily on the campus 
Dr. Llewellyn Phillips elec- 
trified us with an address on 'The 
Moral Issues of President Wilson's 
War Message'. 


"In May, 1917, thirty-five stu- 
dents left for Fort Niagara. Later 

came a call for the organization of 
ambulance units for service with 
the army overseas. Not one but 
two such units were formed, SSU 
524 and SSU 525. In the library 
among the trophies hangs the ba- 
ton containing the ribbons and the 
palm of the French Croix de Guer- 
re, symbolical of the heroism of 
Bucknellians throughout the ser- 
vice . . . 

"The new year found a strag- 
gling few back at college The 
girls knitted sweaters, rolled band- 
ages, made clothes for orphaned 
children. Some of us, led by Guy 
Payne and Professor W. G. Ow- 
ens, worked in the Milton muni- 
tions factory and tried to carry on 
in classes, too." 

After describing post-War be- 
wilderment and disillusionment, 
Dr. Warfel concluded, "Today, 
therefore, 'The Lost Generation' 
deserves the adjective largely be- 
cause it was lost and has found 
itself, because it has learned that 
mere idealism on the one hand or 
mere complaint about conditions 
on the other will get us absolutely 

Father's Association Proves 
Active at University this Year 

In active cooperation with alum- 
ni groups this year is the first 
Bucknell Fathers' Association, cre- 
ated for the purpose of giving the 
fathers of present students an op- 
portunity to become acquainted 
with each other, to become more 
intimately informed about the edu- 
cational work and campus life of 
the University and to collaborate 
with the University in making the 
best possible atmosphere for the 
work and life of their sons and 

Organized by 75 fathers at a 
special luncheon last Fathers' Day, 
the Association has two groups of 
officers, an advisory committee 
and a group of executive officials. 
The executive leaders are Joseph 
D. McKee, Montclair, N. J., presi- 
dent; James Tyson, '11, Phila- 
delphia, vice-president; Charles A. 
Fry ling, '13, Sunbury, secretary; 
Thomas Wood, '05, Muncy, treas- 

Advisory committee members 
are E. A. Snyder, '11, South Or- 
ange, N. J.: Fred O Schnure, '14, 
Sparrows Point. Md. : Dr. Walter 
F. Wood, Mickleton, N. J.; Char- 
les F. Askey, Williamsport; C. H. 
Willich, New York City; Francis 
Lybarger and Robert L. Suther- 
land, of Bucknell. 

Invitation to join the Associa- 
tion has been sent to the fathers 
of all students, and there has been 
a very gratifying response. 

Mr. McKee, president of the As- 
sociation, visited the campus Mon- 
day, January 9, to meet with of- 
ficers of the Lewisburg area. At 
that meeting arrangements were 
made for the appointment of spe- 
cial committees to cooperate active- 
ly with the University in matters 
concerning student welfare, to in- 
crease the membership of the 
group, and to take care of arrange- 
ments for the Fathers' Day Ban- 


At the beginning of the second 
semester the Carnegie system of 
retirement pensions for college 
teachers will go into operation at 
Bucknell. Participation in the 
plan will be voluntary for the 
present faculty, but will be com- 
pulsory for future teachers. 

Adoption of the system came in 
response to a request from mem- 
bers of the faculty that the Board 
of Trustees authorize a joint con- 
tributory plan whereby each fac- 
ulty member will contribute five 
per cent of his salary every month 
to the retirement fund, with the 
University supplying a like 

The plan will be operated 
through the Teachers Annuity and 
Insurance Association of America, 
an organization made possible 
through a gift of $25,000,000 by 
Andrew Carnegie. Bucknell is the 
143th leading educational institu- 
tion to adopt the plan since the As- 
sociation was established with the 
aid of the Carnegie Foundation 


Dean R. H. Rivenburg presided 
at a convention luncheon held in 
Harrisburg on December 27 in 
conjunction with the annual con- 
clave of the Pennsylvania State 
Education Association. He is vice- 
president of the College and Uni- 
versity section of the Association. 

Vincent A. McCrossen, assistant 
professor of French, discussed 
"Modern Language as a Tool for 
Scholarship and a Key for World 
Citizenship" at a meeting of the 
Pennsylvania Modern Language 
Association on December 29. 

Attending the annual meetings 
of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science at 
Richmond, Va., during the 
Christmas holidays, Dr. William 
H. Eyster, professor of botany, 
appeared before the American Gen- 
etic Society to read a paper entitled 
"The Interspecific Hybrids of Ta- 
getes erecta and Tagetes patula". 

Dr. Cyrus H. Karraker, assistant 
professor of history, is one of five 
Pennsylvania historians named to 
a commission which is entrusted 
with the task of drawing up a 
bibliography on state history. The 
commission met late in December 
on the campus of Lehigh Univer- 

JANUARY, 1939 




Early days at Bucknell were described 
by Dr. William C. Bartol, professor emer- 
itus of mathematics, during a Student 
Church meeting in the Lewisburg Bap- 
tist Church. The students presented a 
birthday cake to Bartol, who observed 
his 91st birthday anniversary in No- 


Dr. Joseph E. Perry died September 23 
in his home on Webster St., Brookline, 
Mass. He died in the shadow of the 
church of which he was a member. Dr. 
Perry received an A.M. degree from Buck- 
nell in 1881. as well as an honorary 
PhD in 1893 and an honorary D.D. in 

Commenting on Dr. Perry's passing, 
the Massachusetts Baptist Bulletin said, 
"From the Baptists in Massachusettts he 
evoked an extraordinary warmth of af- 
fectionate response to his gracious per- 
sonality. He earned and enjoyed the 
confidence of a multitude of people. We 
remember both his wisdom and his wit. 
He brought joy with him wherever he 
went. He enjoyed his religion and taught 
us the Christian art of happiness." 

Miss Emma Beaver died November 1 
at the Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg. 
Aged 9 2 years, she suffered a broken hip 
in a fall a week before her death. She 
had been living at the Evangelical Home, 
Lewisburg. since 1919. 


Mrs. J. R. Jones, the former Lizzie 
Kenyon, is now living at 1518 Wyoming 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 


Word has been received that the Rev. 
Adam H. Beaver died October 3, 1937, 
in Chicago, after an illness of 10 years. 
His last pastorate was concluded in Rocky 
Ford, Colo., in 1914. 


The Rev. Alfred Turner, of Ingram, 
Pa., died July 17, at the age of 82 years. 


When Dr. William Lyon Phelps, Yale 
University's beloved professor emeritus of 
English literature, spoke at Bucknell in 
December, he referred to his longtime 
friendship with the late Ralph Catterall, 
who was Dr. Phelps' room-mate at a 
post-graduate student. Dr. Phelps com- 
mented that he had introduced Mr. Cat- 
terall to the girl who became his wife. 


Dr. A. R. E. Wyant's feat of playing 
eight years of college football with Buck- 
nell and the University of Chicago, was 
recalled this past fall by Robert L. Ripley 
in his popular cartoon feature, "Believe 
It or Not". Also when Amos Alonzo 
Stagg brought his College of the Pacific 
football team to Chicago, he and Mr. 
Wyant held a reunion, since the latter 
captained Chicago's first football team in 


Mary E. Butler's address is the Figue- 
roa Hotel. 939 Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 
Cal. She is active in D. A. R. work and 
as a member of women's political com- 


Mail for Mrs. Edward Lawrence, for- 
merly Lulu B. Swengel, should be di- 
rected to Box 2204, St. Petersburg. Fla. 


Dr. Frank M. Simpson has begun 
his twelfth term as president of the Lew- 
isburg school board. He was re-elected 
at the annual reorganization meeting in 

Miss Mary H. Baker is residing at The 
Chatham, 20th and Walnut Sts.. Phila- 


Dr. Alfred H. Catterall died Novem- 
embcr 1, at a hospital in Scranton, Pa. 
The son of Rev. R. C. Catterall. a promi- 
nent minister, Dr. Catterall practiced in 
Berwick and in Hawley, Wayne County, 
where the funeral was held. 


Rev. George Cheesman. 05 

After an illness of several weeks, Dr. 
Lemuel Call Barnes died July 18. His 
home was at 459 Marlborough Road, 
Yonkers. N. Y. 

Henry Colestock is receiving the Alum- 
ni Monthly and other mail at 1711 48th 
Ave., North, Route 1, Box 200, St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 


Mrs. T. C. Tupper. who was Marguer- 
ite O'Donnell, has moved to 10045 Lit- 
zsinger Road, Clayton, Mo. 


Morris C. VanGundy is technologist 
with the Texas Company, with head- 
quarters in Houston, Texas. 


Dr. Albert R. Garner, of Norristown, 
Pa., has recently been appointed by Bryn 
Miwr College to serve on an advisory 
committee in their training program in 
community organization for child welfare. 


Mrs. C. H. D. Taylor, the former 
Edna Kathryn Schwenk, is living at 4786 
Oak Terrace, Merchantville, N. J. 


William S. Robinson, supervising prin- 
cipal of the Shickshinny, Pa., schools for 
the past four years, has been named as- 
sistant superintendent of schools in Lu- 
zerne County, succeeds Rexford Noack. 
deceased. Mr. Robinson held his first 
teaching position in a rural Montour 
County school near Danville. 

An active leader in the Scouting move- 
ment for many years, Dr. Lewis E. Theiss 
was re-elected president of the Susque- 
hanna Valley Area, Boy Scouts of A- 
merica, at the annual dinner meeting of 
the council in December. The Susque- 
hanna Valley Area extends from Mt. Car- 
Carmel to McEwensville and to Beaver 
Springs on the south. At the area Meet- 
ing. Bucknell's President Arnaud C. Marts 
spoke on "Steps Upward", and Dr. Carl 
Millward, '06, of Milton, president of 
the General Alumni Association, presented 
Silver Beaver Awards to two Scout leaders. 

The Rev. Henry J. Johnson has moved 
from Trenton, N. J., to 3 9 Model Ave., 
Hopewell, N. J. 


In his twelfth year as a pastor at 
Greensburg, Pa., the Rev. Roger Henry 
Williams has served as Moderator of the 
Pittsburgh Association of Churches and is 
now president of the Baptist Ministers' 
Union of Pennsylvania, and Chairman of 
several Commissions. 

Frank A. Mitchell, of 431 South 
Spring Avenue, La Grange, 111., visiting 
the Alumni Office on November 5, re- 
marked upon the wonderful changes at 
Bucknell since his college days. 

George R. Bliss is engaged in the prac- 
tice of patent law with Harris, Kiech, 
Foster and Harris. Chamber of Commerce 
Building, Los Angeles, Cal. He and Mrs. 
Bliss — she was Ruth Shorkley, '05, — 
are living at 921 Harvard St., Santa 
Monica. Cal., although their home ad- 
dress is Carpinteria, Cal. 


The Post Office Department informs 
us that the address of Edwin P. Griffiths 
is Box 1176, Medford, Mass. 


For the past 1 6 years the Rev. George 
Washington Cheesman has been pastor 
of the First Baptist Church. Peoria, 111. 
A graduate of the University of Chicago 
Divinity School, the Rev. Mr. Cheesman 
served pastorates at Benton Harbor, Mich.. 
Ottawa, 111., and St. Louis, Mo., before 
coming to Peoria. His home is at 202 
Rebecca Place. 

Mrs. R. J. Moisson, the former Clara 
M. Hummel, is living at Kratzerville, Pa. 


The Rev. Dr. Joseph S. Bromley, who 
received an honorary D.D. from Bucknell 
in 1906, died November 14, in Urbana, 
111., at the age of 82 years. Two of his 



children, the Rev. Charles L. Bromley, 
'08, of Urbana, and Miss Thirza M. 
Bromley, '20, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., at- 
tended Bucknell. 

A native of Liverpool, England, Dr. 
Bromley was actively engaged in preach- 
ing the gospel from his ordination in 
Boston, Mass., in 1881 until his retire- 
ment two years ago. During his career 
he was pastor of the Great Bethel Bap- 
tist Church, Uniontown, Pa., for 17 
years, and of the First Baptist Church, 
Hollidaysburg, Pa., for 13 years. He 
founded the Hamilton Square Baptist 
Church in San Francisco, Cal., and was 
privileged to preach to that congregation 
on the occasion of its golden jubliee fifty 
years later. 

Concerning his death, the Uniontown 
Herald said, "The rich heritage of a great 
and a good man — truly a Man of God — 
lives on as long as life breathes within 
those touched by the eddying influences 
of his Christian personality and service." 

Mrs. William H. Wheatley, who before 
her marriage was Florence L. Bacon, died 
September 28 at her home in Penn Yan. 
N. Y, 


Dr. Gilbert S. Perez represented Buck- 
nell at the Conference on Higher Edu- 
cation and the academic ceremonies in con- 
nection with the celebration of the thir- 
tieth anniversary of the founding of the 
University of the Philippines at Manila, 
from December 12 to 17. Dr. Perez is 
superintendent of vocational education, 
with headquarters in. Manila. 

A paper on "American Attitudes To- 
ward German Literature, 1838-1888", 
was presented by Leo L. Rockwell, of 
Colgate University, before the Anglo- 
German Section of the Modern Language 
Association at its New York meeting in 

Frank D. Smigelsky has been ap- 
pointed supervisor of mathematics in the 
public school system of Syracuse, N. Y. 
He had been head of the mathematics de- 
partment in Bottingham High School. 
Syracuse, and will now supervise mathe- 
matics in the entire school district. 

B. M. Frymire has moved to 810 Gra- 
ham Ave., Windber, Pa. 

Charles D. Baer has a new address: 
R. D. 7, Garmen Road, Akron, Ohio. 


The Rev.George W. Kerschner is now 
making his home at 618 Excelsior St., 


Charles C. Fries is spending a part of 
his sabbatical leave from the University 
of Michigan in Freiburg. Germany. Mrs. 
Fries (Agnes Carswell, '19) and his fam- 
ily are with him, except for his daughter, 
Carolyn, who is studying music in Paris. 
Dr. Fries recently lectured at the Univer- 
sity of Freiburg on "Das Radio und die 

Address change: Dr. Doncaster G. 
Humm to 1215 3rd Ave., Los Angeles, 

Amelia Margaret Wensel is a kinder- 
garten-primary supervisor in Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. Experienced in the field of ele- 
mentary education, she has been at Ni- 
agara Falls 14 years. Previously, she 
taught at Crown Point. N. Y., Riverhead. 
N. Y., Brockport, N. Y.. Normal School, 
and was on the staff of the Pennsylvania 
State College summer session. 


Hugh E. Rosser has been transferred 
from Niagara Falls, N. Y. to Harrisburg. 
Pa., where his address is 3 04 Arcade Bldg. 


Address change: Mrs. F. L. Dobson, 
the former Louise E. Savidge, to R. D. 1, 
Downingtown, Pa. 


Sue Weddell sailed for India on the 
Queen Mary on November 4 as one of 
thirty delegates chosen from North and 
South America to represent those conti- 
nents at the World Council of Missions 
at Madras in December. Meeting only 
once in a decade, the council was attended 
by four hundred persons, with every 
country in the world which has a Chris- 
tian church represented. 

Miss Weddell is chairman of the inter- 
denominational Missionary Education 
Board, which plans missionary literature 
for many churches. She is the first wo- 
man to hold that position. She is also 
Executive Secretary of the Woman's Board 
of Foreign Missions of the Reformed 
church, with headquarters in New York. 

Miss Weddell will spend the winter 
traveling in Persia and Arabia, as well 
as India, and will return to the states in 
the spring following a visit with her 
brothers in London. England. 

Amelia Wensel, '09 

Sam Blair, for many years one of the 
best known newspaper men of Chicago 
and New York and a member of the edi- 
torial staff of The Herald and Examiner 
in Chicago for 1 8 years, died October 
21 at his home, 5555 Ingleside Ave., in 
Chicago. He was 47 years old. 

After being graduated from Bucknell, 
Blair engaged in additional studies at the 
Universities of Texas and Kansas. In 
the World War he served as an aviator 
and held the rank of lieutenant. After the 
Armistice he resumed his newspaper work, 
spending most of his active professional 
life on the staff of The Herald and Ex- 
aminer and Evening American. He served 
the New York American for several years, 
and was for some time on the staff of 
the Chicago Times. 

Of Blair the Herald and Examiner said 
the following: "Among his fellow work- 
ers Blair was famed for his swift vigor 
in assembling news. To the reading pub- 
lic his name over any story was an as- 
surance that the story was all there, vivid, 
accurate, clear and fair." 

Dale D. Hollenbaugh, who has been 
affiliated with the Brenner Broadcasting 
Company, Hotel Plaza, Jersey City, N. 
J., can now be addressed in care of the 
Journal of Living, 1819 Broadway, New 
York City. 

Address change: Harry S. Bastian to 
the Railway Exchange Building, Portland, 


Dr. Joseph P. Shearer, who took his 
medical degree at Johns Hopkins in 1917, 
now has a large practice in Washington, 

D. C. He recently visited the Bucknell 
campus for the first time since graduation. 

Professor Bright W. Beck, who has 
been teaching at the Normal School in 
Kutztown, Pa., is now living at 123 
Waverly Place, Apartment 1C. New York, 
N. Y. 

G. K. Rogers is residing at 209 Hamil- 
ton Road, Aspinwall, Pa. 


Mrs. John Vincent O'Byrne has an- 
nounced the marriage of her daughter, 
Helene Marie, to Charles Walter Lotte on 
December 1 in Paterson, N. J. 

The printing contract for the 193 9 
L' Agenda has been awarded to H. B. 
Weaver, of the Pittsburgh Printing and 
Binding Company. 

On September 3, at Cincinnati. O., 
Joseph Hillman married Mabel Rittener. 
of Mason. O. After a reception at the 
Fox and Hunt Club, the couple took a 
motor trip through Pennsylvania, visit- 
ing Mr. Hillman's home at Shamokin. 
They now reside at 1418 Laketon Ave., 
Rose Lawn. Cincinnati, O. 

Robert W. Everall has moved to 70 
South Myers Ave., Sharon, Pa. 


Address changes: Katherine Bergstresser 
to 1722 Forster St., Harrisburg, Pa.; 
James A. Corrin to Box 63 7, Warren, 
Pa.: Mary B. Lees to 900 South Kenmore 
St., Pico, Cal.; Roscoe G. Davis to 816 
Howard St., Monogahela. Pa. 


Richard E. Thomas is making his 
home at 2903 Green St., Harrisburg. Pa. 


Bucknell's basketball coach, Malcolm 

E. Musser, has another extra-curricular 
activity this year as commissioner of the 
Twin-County Basketball League, which 
includes teams from Sunbury, Lewis- 
burg, New Berlin, Mifflinburg, and Mil- 
ton. Musser is starting his seventh season 
as Bison cage mentor. 

Mrs. Harley E. Monk, who before her 
marriage was Emily L. Mackey, is living 
at 2930 Westwood Parkway. Flint, 


Miss Mary E. Grove is Instructor of 
Nursing at Germantown Hospital. Ger- 
mantown, Pa. 

New address for Charles L. Amer: R. 
D. 2. Williamsport, Pa. 


One of the three new judges of the 
Philadelphia Municipal Court to take of- 
fice on December 5 was Felix Piekarski. 
The appointments were made by Gover- 
nor Earle to fill two vacancies caused by 
death and a third made by elevation of 
Judge Theodore Rosen to the Court of 
Common Pleas. 

JANUARY, 1939 


Piekarski served as both Assistant City 
Solicitor and Deputy Attorney General, 
and has been active in Polish-American 

Dr. Harry R. Warfel. professor of Eng- 
lish at the University of Maryland, spoke 
before the Colgate University chapel No- 
vember 21 and conducted a luncheon con- 
ference on "Regionalism and Nationalism 
in Literature" for the School of Languages 
and Letters of Colgate the same day. He 
also gave a paper on "Regionalism and 
Nationalism" before the American Liter- 
ature section of the Modern Language 
Association at its New York meeting in 

Harry C. Fries is supervising principal 
of schools in South Plainfield. N. J. His 
address is 1210 Stillman Ave.. Plain- 
field. N. J. 

New addresses: George L. Lowry, 416 
Stanley St., North Tonawanda. N. Y. ; 
Herbert C. Greenland, 3 1 Anderson St.. 
Boston, Mass.; Miss F. Louise Herritt. 
c/o Bethlehem Steel Co.. Houston. Tex.; 
Mrs. Joseph Fitting, the former Margaret 
E. Stevenson, 1514 Green St.. Harris- 
burg, Pa.; John B. Vanderbilt, Pearl St.. 
Craftport. Brownsville. Pa.: Charles M. 
Emerick, 3114 Green St.. Harrisburg. 
Pa.: Lieut. Carroll H. Deitrick. c/o Com- 
mand and General Staff School. Fort 
Leavenworth. Kan. 


Thomas J. Mangan, of New York 
City, quarterback on Bucknell football 
teams in 1915. 1916. 1919. and 1920. 
has been elected president of the National 
Touchdown Club for 1939. succeeding 
Dean Hill, of Georgia Tech. 

Mr. Mangan. associated with a New 
York silk importing firm, has also con- 
tinued his interest in intercollegiate ath- 
letics as a member of the Bucknell Ath- 
letic Council. The Touchdown Club is 
composed of college coaches, as well as 
leading football fans from various sec- 
tions throughout the country. Each year 
the Club awards a trophy to that indi- 
vidual who renders unusual service to the 
game of football during the past year. 
This season the trophy was awarded pos- 
thumously to Leroy Mills, the kick- 
ing expert. 

Aelred L. Quinn is residing at 1733 
Northern Boulevard. Manhasset. N. Y. 

John R. Lowman has moved to 758 
Jersey Ave., Elizabeth. N. J. 


Philip C. Campbell, of Danville, has 
recently been honored by the Philadelphia 
Life Insurance Company because of his 
record of over 500 weeks of constructive 
production. The official monthly bul- 
letin of the company lists him at the top 
of the weekly production club, leading 
his nearest rival by 200 weeks. 

Mr. Campbell, a former member of the 
Danville High School faculty, is associ- 
ated with the Edmondson Agency. In 
1934 he was president of the Philadel- 
phia company's Convention Club, an hon- 
or going automatically to the member 
achieving the largest volume of business 
during the past year. He has also written 
articles on sales technique as applied to 
life insurance, which have been published 
in various insurance magazines. 

Beta Kappa fraternity has recently ap- 
pointed Mr. Campbell Grand Counsellor 
of the Middle Atlantic Province, with the 
chapters in this area under his direct super- 
vision. He is also chairman of the pre- 
liminary organization of the recently pro- 

posed Susquehanna Valley Association of 
Life Underwriters. 

Leona Dickrager is teaching mathema- 
tics and science at Harington, Del. 

New addresses: 'William J. Rienbold, 
136 East 3 6th St.. New York City; 
George W. Mathieson, 135 Mulberry St., 
Lancaster. O. ; Norman L. Stewart, Dry 
Run. Pa.; John R. Gilbert. P. O. Box 
71. Huntington. W. Va. 


The engagement of Paul B. Cooley and 
Miss Mildred Gress, both of Williams- 
port, has been announced. Mr. Cooley 
is a history teacher in the Williamsport 
High School, while Miss Gress is a home 
economics teacher in the Thaddeus Stevens 
Junior High School in the same city. 

Dr. Anne Horoschak is a practicing 
pediatrician at 974 Park Ave., New York 

Address changes: Carl F. Goerlitz, 
1316 Myrtle St.. Scranton; Leicester H. 
Horam, P. O. Box 63. Shamokin: Joseph 
H. Fullmer, 434 2nd Ave., Ilean. N. Y.: 
Edna Tompkins, 5 25 15th Ave.. Pater- 
son, N. J. 


Al Stoughton, former alumni secretary 
of Bucknell. and for the past several years 
publicity director of the Young Men's 
Christian Association of the City of New 
York, has been granted a year's leave of 
absence from the "Y" to become secre- 
tary of the National Baseball Centennial 

This Commission will direct the cele- 
bration throughout America of the 100th 
birthday of the "National Game", found- 
ed in 183 9 at Cooperstown. N. Y. Mr. 
Stoughton will direct the organization of 
the Commission and the staging of cen- 
tennial celebrations by baseball clubs, civic 
organizations, and sports groups in all the 
major cities, as well as hundreds of towns 
and villages where baseball is played. 
The nationwide publicitv of baseball's 
1 00th birthday will be directed by Steve 
Hannagan Associates of New York City, 
with whom Stoughton is now affiliated. 
More news on baseball's big time will 
be found elsewhere in this Monthly. 

Anthony Cavelcante is a state senator 
from the Western Pennsylvania district 
which includes Uniontown. 

An engineer for the U. S. Housing 
Authority. Henry W. Bressler, Jr.. is liv- 
ing at 414 North Washington St., Alex- 
andria. Va. 

Mrs. F. Raymond Sexsmith. the former 
Gwendolyn F. Wensel, resides at 875 
Stamford St.. Niagara Falls. Ont. 

The new address of Harry F. Roye is 
249 Mountwell Ave.. Haddonfield, N. J. 

The Rev. Clifford L. Stanley has 
moved to Clinton and Walnut Sts.. Penn 
Yan, N. Y. 


Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Hines, of London. 
England, spent some time last autumn 
with friends in Lewisburg. Mrs. Hines 
was Kathryn Glase, Lewisburg school 

Frances M. Davis has moved from New 
York City to Schermerhorn House. Mil- 
ford. Conn. 

Fred W . Cozadd is living at 626 South 
Roy St.. New Castle. Pa. 

Hightstown, N. J., is the new address 
of Mrs. W. Homer Thompson, the former 
Lillian Higgins. 


As President of the National Associa- 
tion of Supervisors of State Banks, Wil- 

liam R. White presided at the convention 
of the organization in Hot Springs. Ark., 
November 10, 11, and 12. He delivered 
the presidential address November 10 and 
acted as toastmaster at the annual banquet, 
November 11. Then on November 16. 
Mr. White addressed the 64th annual con- 
vention of the American Bankers Asso- 
ciation, discussing "Savings Deposits, a 
Growing Responsibility". Mr. White is 
New York State Superintendent of Banks. 

At the Christmas Vesper service of the 
Colgate Christian Association on Decem- 
ber 11, the speaker was the Rev. Rolland 
N. Dutton, pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Elmira. N. Y. 

Samuel V. Tench, Jr., is living at 
1924 Cedar Ave., Allentown. Pa. 

Dr. Anna O. Stephens, formerly of 
Geisinger Hospital. Danville. Pa., is doing 
research at Devitt's Camp. Allenwood, Pa. 

New address: Mrs. Clifton Harkness, 
the former Gladys Roberts, c/o Y. M. 
C. A.. Boston. Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Harold Browne, 
of 211 East 35th St.. New York City, 
announce the birth of a son, William 
Griest Browne, on August 16. 

Since December 1 . T. Burns Drum has 
been living at 345 18th St., Philadelphia. 


A pioneer in the growing force of 
Bucknell airplane pilots is Frederick S. 
Angstadt. who for the past ten years has 
been flying air mail for the United Air 
Lines. On the Newark-Chicago route for 
seven years, he has been assigned to the 
Chicago-Cheyenne run more recently. He 
has flown more than a million miles. 

Captain Angstadt — he's a captain of 
the United Air Lines and also of the 
United States Marine Corps Reserve — 
has seen many changes since he entered 
aviation. "When I first started," he 
writes, "we had low-flying, slow planes 
and many times cleared the giant trees of 
the Bucknell campus by only hundreds of 
feet; later on. with the coming of higher- 
powered, larger, supercharged planes, we 
flew higher and higher, until now we fly 
ten or twelve thousand feet above the 

As a captain on one of the twelve-ton 
"Mainliners" used by United on its Chi- 
cago-Cheyenne division, Captain Ang- 
stadt is sure that he occasionally flies 
Bucknell alumni, and says he'll be happy 
to make their acquaintance when they 
board his plane. 

Married 13 years. Captain and Mrs. 
Angstadt have no children. His address 
is c/o United Air Lines. Municipal Air- 
port. Chicago. 111. 

Richard B. Vastine acted as chairman 
of the program committee for the con- 
vention of the New Jersey Council on 
Adult Education at Atlantic City on No- 
vember 11. Mr. Vastine is director of 
the adult education program at Roselle 
Park. N. J. 

Dr. Ernest B. Decker is a physician 
and surgeon and head of the Decker Hos- 
pital in Goshen. Ind. 

Paul Webster, who has been seriously 
ill for several years, is a patient at the 
Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore. Md.. 
where physicians have voiced hope for 
his complete recovery. Following gradu- 
ation, and until he became ill in 1934, 
Mr. Webster engaged in religious educa- 
tion work. 

Address changes: Dr. Kenneth L. Les- 
sing, 1 5 Oak Knoll Road, Glen Rock. 



N. J.; the Rev. Harry C. Stenger, Jr., 
Everett. Pa.; Mrs. Floyd D. Newport, the 
former Loveda M. Lagerman, 3 Prospect 
St.. South Glen Falls. N. Y.: Charles L. 
Vallery, 5607 Spokana St.. Detroit. Mich. 


A workshop dedicated to hand metal - 
craftsmanship, particularly metalwork of 
Revolutionary War pattern, has been 
built at Iona. N. J. : by Donald Streeter. 
There he and his younger brother, Guy, 
live, and work with the forges and an- 
tique blacksmith's tools used in making 
early American hardware, lighting fix- 
tures, fireplace irons, and decorative metal- 

The Streeters' "smithy", described in 
a feature article by Allen Will Harris in 
the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, was as 
nearly handmade as possible. "I bought 
a half-acre of forest and swamp, planned 
a replica of a yesteryear smithy and began 
building," Donald Streeter explained. 
For the workshop the brothers used cedar 
from their backyard, window frames from 
a 150-year old Vineland home, hand- 
made nails, old sidewalk bricks for the 
floors, and hand-blown glass windows. 

"Guy and I will make nothing that 
can be done by machine." said Donald, 
who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy 
of Fine Arts and the School of Industrial 
Art after leaving Bucknell. 

A daughter who has been named Pau- 
line Agatha was born November 1 3 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Pierson. 

Address changes: Paul G. Adams, 425 
21 Ave.. Altoona. Pa.: Myrl Goodwin 
1015 11 Ave., Greeley. Colo.: Mrs. Ken- 
neth Hoffman, the former Josephine 
Behney. 708 North Sixth St.. Shamokin. 


Dr. J. Allen Jackson, superintendent 
of the Danville State Hospital for Men- 
tal Diseases, who received the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Science from Buck- 
nell in 1929. died December 1. at Phila- 
delphia. He was 54. Among the sur- 
vivors are his wife, the former Hazel 
Craig. 09. and a daughter. Hazel Miriam 
Jackson, '3 7. 

Born in Georgia, he was graduated from 
Jefferson Medical College in 1906. After 
an internship at Philadelphia General Hos- 
pital, he was appointed head of the men- 
tal department there, serving in that post 
from 1910 to 1920. when he became head 
of the Danville institution. He was one 
of the chief organizers and directors of 
the then newly constructed Philadelphia 
Hospital for Mental Diseases at Byberry. 
He was psychiatric advisor to many boards 
and commissions interested in mental 
health, contributed widely to the litera- 
ture in that field, and organized a number 
of mental hygiene clinics. 

C. Lloyd Streeter, of East Orange. N. 
J,, and Miss Alice Bagley. of Bloomfield. 
N. J., were married November 1 8 in the 
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. East 
Orange, with the Rev. Carolus Webb of- 
ficiating. Mr. Streeter is employed as 
transfer clerk by the Post Office Depart- 
ment in New York City. Since Decem- 
ber 15. Mr. and Mrs. Streeter have been 
at home at 106 North Walnut St.. East 

Teacher in the botany department of 
the Kansas State College. Manhattan. 
Kan.. Miss Elizabeth U. McCracken lists 
her permanent address as 53 Thorndale 
Terrace. Rochester. N. Y. 

W. Duffield Hoy is employed as a 
chemist by the Williamsport division of 
the Bethlehem Steel Company. He lives 
at 346 Louisa St.. Williamsport. 

Mrs. Rachel Heim Williamson took the 
position of assistant librarian at Randolph- 
Macon College, Lynchburg. Va.. last Sep- 
tember. Her address is 3 1 1 Norfolk Ave., 

Mrs. Walter C. Van Arsdale. the form- 
er Clara Louise Graeff, is living at 23 6 
East Mauch Chunk St.. Tamaqua. Pa. 

New addresses: Harry S. Cox. Jr.. 61 
Berkeley St.. Bloomfield. N. J.: Reginald 
Gay lord, c/o Montgomery Ward Co.. 
Jefferson City, Mo. : William T. Mahood, 
3 26 Charfield Road. Upper Darby. Pa.: 
George A. Bachman, 519 Schuylkill Ave.. 
Reading: John A. Vail, 125 Park Place. 
Kingston. Pa.: Frank T. Christian, 76 
Morningside Drive. Elmira. N. Y. 


Fred E. Lehman, who teaches in the 
Williamsport schools, won a $50 prize 
last month in a historical contest con- 
ducted by the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Address changes: Dr. Frank P. Guid- 
otti. 102 2 Greenwood Ave.. Trenton. N. 
J.: Charles M. Snyder. Jr.. 16 South 
3 7th St.. Philadelphia: Elwood C. Had- 
dock, of 40 N. W. 15th St.. Miami, Fla. 

Dorothy Miller Sindel, '3 1 


Miss Elizabeth Ziegenfus. of Wilkes- 
Barre. and Lewis H. Spangler, of Wash- 
ington. D. C were married September 19 
at Wilkes-Barre. After a trip to New 
England and Quebec they returned to 
make their home at Apartment 412. Duns- 
mere Apartments. 2523 14th St.. N. W.. 
Washington. Mr. Spangler is employed 
as an inspector in the distribution engin- 
eering department of the Potomac Electric 
Power Company. 

Adolph Langsner has been promoted to 
the grade of major in the U. S. Army Re- 
serve, attached to the Corps of Engineers. 
Connected with one of the outstanding 
manufacturers of engineering equipment, 
surveying instruments and other scientific 
apparatus. Major Langsner is also a lec- 
turer and instructor in managerial, en- 
gineering, and manufacturing subjects at 
Northwestern University. He received the 
degree of Mechanical Engineer from Buck- 
nell in 1931. 

Dr. Abraham A. Winter, superintend- 
ent of the Evangelical Homes at Lewis- 
burg and father of Charles A. Winter, 
died suddenly on October 20. 

Miss Alice Wesley, of Chula Vista, 
Cal., became the bride of Thomas M. 

Little, of Lompoc. Cal.. formerly of 
Picture Rocks. Pa., on November 1 9 at a 
ceremony performed in the "Wee Kirk 
of the Heather" chapel in Glendale. Cal. 
Since 1934. Mr. Little, who took ad- 
vanced work at the University of Florida, 
has been chief hybridizer on the farms of 
the Burpee Seed Co., in Lompoc. Mrs. 
Little, a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina, was formerly librarian 
at the public library in Chula Vista, where 
Mr. Little has some experimental flower 
fields during the winter. During the sum- 
mer Mr. and Mrs. Little will live in 

Dr. Dorothy Miller Sindel has been ap- 
pointed full-time instructor in obstetrics 
at the Woman's Medical College, Phila- 
delphia. She has obtained her certificate 
for the completion of the basic studies in 
obstetrics and gynecology from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. Then she spent 
one year as resident in obstetrics and gyne- 
cology in New York. 

At present, while teaching, Dr. Sindel 
is working on a thesis to obtain her mas- 
ter's degree from the University of Penn- 
sylvania in obstetrics and gynecology. She 
is a graduate of the Women's Medical 
College, class of 1935: a member of the 
Northampton County Medical Society; a 
fellow of the American Medical Associa- 
ation. and a member of the Philadelphia 
Obstetrical Society. 

Dr. Miller is married to Dr. E. A. 
Sindel. a graduate of Lehigh University 
and Bellevue Medical College, who is resi- 
dent in thoracic surgery at the Seaview 
Hospital. Staten Island. N. Y.. and also 
working on a thesis for his master's de- 
gree from the Universitv of Pennsyl- 
vania in surgery. 

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Yust — she 
was Mary Gross — are living at 117-01 
Park Lane South. Kew Gardens. N. Y. 

Supervisor of music in the Nyack, N. 
Y. public schools. Delazon P. Higgins. II, 
is working toward his master's degree at 
New York University. His address is 
Gray Court. 127 South Broadway. 

Dr. Samuel B. Hughes is engaged in 
the practice of medicine at Pine St. and 
Pacific Ave.. Wildwood. N. J. 

Address changes: Warren J. McClam, 
31 Downing Ave.. Downingtown. Pa.: 
Thomas F. MacLeod. 84 20 Cresthill 
Road. Los Angeles. Cal.: Stephen P. Ry- 
der. 4321 Iowa Ave.. Washington. D. C. : 
Leonard M. Horton, Apartment 3 2. 25 
Adams St.. Tonawanda. N. Y. : Ado'ph 
D. Erney. 150 Brighton Ave.. Wood- 
bridge. N. J.: Edna Gease, 4 29% East 
Main St.. Union. N. Y.: Mrs. Vincent 
DiGiorgio. the former Madeline L. Wald- 
heir, 47 Ridgewood Ave.. Brooklyn. N. 


After resigning from the Nassau Coun- 
ty Department of Public Welfare in Oc- 
tober. Walter F. Hopper. Jr., has been 
appointed supervisor of intake and certi- 
fication for the National Youth Admin- 
istration in New York state. His address 
is 102 Chestnut St.. Albany. N. Y. 

D. Roger Davis is teaching in the Wai- 
luku High School. Wailuku. Maui. 

Once again this past season Clark 
Hinkle. completing his eighth season in 
the National Professional Football League, 
was the obvious choice for all-league full- 
back in half a dozen selections. He led 
the league in scoring with 58 points and 
rolled up 29 9 yards in 114 ball carrying 

JANUARY, 1939 


attempts. At punting he averaged nearly 
42 yards, and he remained the country's 
Number One line backer. 

Dr. Daniel Solomon is a practicing 
physician, with offices at 244 Market St., 
Sunbury. Pa. After being graduated from 
Bucknell. he attended Dalhousie Univer- 
sity in Halifax. Nova Scotia. He served 
as intern at the Victorian General Hos- 
pital, Halifax, and at a hospital in Scran- 
ton, Pa. 

Gladys S. Compton. of Milton, is 
teacher of the Mazeppa elementary school 
near Lewisburg. Prior to taking her new 
position, she had served an internship at 
the Muncy Industrial Home for Women. 

New addresses: Mrs. R. Donald Har- 
mon, the former Martha E. Guest. 2308 
Nichol Ave.. Anderson. Ind.: Eugene E. 
Sullivan. 2410 East 76 St.. South Shore 
Station, Chicago. 111.; Elizabeth M. 
Purdy, R. D. 2. Selinsgrove. Pa.; Sidney 
G. Ranck, 3928 Everett St.. Lincoln. 
Neb.; Robert B. McManigle. Box 205. 
Lewistown, Pa.; George H. Gramley. 97 
Union Ave.. Williamsport. Pa.; Ruth A. 
James, 25 Deaconess Road, Brooklinc. 
Mass.; Louis A. March, 103 Spring St.. 
Lodi, N. J.: Nicholas M. LaFerrara. 152 
Monmouth St.. Trenton, N. J.: Warren 
J. Hayman, National Fireproofing Cor- 
poration. 202 East Ohio St.. Pittsburgh. 


Philip K. Frederick, of Lewisburg. R. 
D., has been appointed a member of the 
Union County Board of Assistance to suc- 
ceed Dr. Ralph E. Page, who resigned 
several months ago. Director of the 
Federal Farm Loan Bank for a five-county 
area. Mr. Frederick has been prominent 
in Union County political activities. 

Teaching on a Navajo Indian reser- 
vation in New Mexico is the unusual 
educational work being done by Mary 
Gladys Steele, who is living at Thatchi. 
N. M. 

Mrs. Ralph W. Geise. the former Lou- 
ise Christian, is living at Parris Island. 
S. C. Mrs. Geise. who holds the degree of 
Doctor of Medicine, may enter medical 
practice next fall. 

The engagement of Miss Marian Phil- 
lips to Edmund Smith, of Garwood. N. 
J., was recently announced. The mar- 
riage is to take place in the spring. Miss 
Phillips is a graduate of Montclair Teach- 
ers College and attended the Ecole Nor- 
male and the University of Rennes in 
France. She is now a teacher in the re- 
gional high school. Springfield, N. J. 
Mr. Smith was elected to the Garwood 
Borough Council last fall. 

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
William Sutherland, of Lewisburg. in Oc- 
tober and has been named Jane Davis 
Sutherland. Mrs. Sutherland was Lyde 
P. Tingley, '34. 

Leon J. Chidester is working in the 
heating, ventilating and air conditioning 
field with the Robb Plumbing and Heat- 
ing Co., High Point. N. C. His address 
is 1103 Rotary Drive. High Point. 

Henry W. Beecher, who lives at 74 
Hillside Ave.. Nutley. N. J., teaches 
mathematics in the Nutley High School. 

Attached to the Bradford Hospital, 
Bradford. Pa.. Dr. Loren P. Bly is a 
practicing physician. 

New addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. 
Jones — she was Gladys Gordon, '34, 
210 New Jersey Ave.. Collingswood. N. 
J.; George J. Vetter, 411 Wheatfield St.. 
North Tonawanda, N. Y. ; Thomas H. 
Yohn, R. D. 5. Lancaster. Pa.: Louis 
J. Russo, 615 East Howell St., Trenton, 

N. J.; Grace M. Ely. 475 Greenwood 
Ave.. Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. Robert Siegel. 
the former Pearl E. Nieman. 1 Valley 
St.. Lewistown. Pa.: Mrs. John F. Bell, 
the former Emily J. Buck. 6 Autumn 
St.. Boston, Mass.; Elizabeth A. Thayer, 
543 East 21 St.. Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Charles J. Maximovicz, 488 North Dick- 
erson St.. Detroit, Mich. 


The marriage of Betty Kay to William 
S. Black, of Paulsboro, N. J., took place 
September 17, in Wildwood, N. J. Buck- 
nell members of the bridal party were 
Marjorie Miller, '35. Sally Beacom. and 
Jean Peterson. '3 7. Mr. and Mrs. Black 
are now residing at 28 Hopkins St.. 
Woodbury. N. J. 

Elizabeth S. Murray, '3 5. and Clavm 
C. Fisher were married September 1 7 at 
Immanucl Church. Westerleigh. N. Y. 
After a wedding trip heightened by the 
hurricane while on Mt. Desert Island off 
the Coast of Maine, the couple has set- 
tled down at 21 Ashley St., Hartford, 
Conn. Mrs. Fisher was employed in the 
Department of Education at the American 
Museum of Natural History in New York 
City. Mr. Fisher is employed in the 
home office of the Aetna Life Insurance 
Co., in Hartford. 

Announcement was made late last 
month of the marriage of Woorfrou' M. 
Strickler and Miss Florence G. MacLeod, 
of Winnipeg. Manitoba. Canada the cere- 
mony having been performed December 
21, at the home of the bride's parents. 
Mr. Strickler is an instructor in economics 
at the University of Louisville. Ky. 

Helen Van Pelt Smithgall. of Williams- 
port, was wed to Richard P. Hughes, also 
of Williamsport, October 7 in a ceremony 
solemnized at Baltimore. Md. 

Harry Fithian is practicing law in Wil- 
liamsport. Pa. 

One of the four principals in a double- 
wedding performed in Shamokin. Pa., dur- 
ing October, was Margaret Nicely, who 
became the bride of Harry A. Harlacher. 

A daughter who has been named Carrie 
Jane, was born November 1 2 to Mr. and 
Mrs. T. S. Capik. 

On September 1 7. Wilma Steuer was 
married to Ben L. Bishop in the Packer 
Memorial Chapel on the Lehigh Univer- 
sity Campus, Bethlehem, Pa. Her at- 
tendants were Mrs. Robert Barnes, Isabel 
Hatfield, and Mrs. William Yust. the 
former Mary Gross. '31. Mrs. Bishop 
is a member of Pi Beta Phi. Mr. Bishop 
is a Sigma Nu, was president of the junior 
and senior classes at Lehigh, and captained 
the famed Lehigh wrestling team. He 
also was a member of the 1936 Olympic 
wrestling team. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop 
are residing at 1789 West Union Boule- 
vard. Bethlehem. 

W. Bruce Weale. who is engaged in 
retailing, lives at 531 West 122 St.. 
New York City. 

Latest addresses: Edna M. Schneider, 
55 2 Coleman Ave.. Johnstown. Pa.: 
Isabelle H. Hatfield, 538 East Lincoln 
Highway. Coatesville. Pa.: Mrs. Daniel 
K. Schwartz, the former Pauline N. Hass- 
ler. Valley View. Pa. : Joseph F. Sch- 
neider. 11 North 21st St.. Belleville. 111.: 
Margaret Bischoff, 2075 Lincoln Ave., 
Montreal, Canada. 


The betrothal of Harry F. Wightman 
and Elsie Instee, '37, has been announced 
The wedding is to be performed this 

month. Mr. Wightman. a former Mt. 
Carmel, Pa., resident is in charge of the 
music library of the National Broadcast- 
ing System in Radio City. New York 
City. Miss Inslee lives in Brooklyn, 
is a member of Delta Delta Delta, while 
Mr. Wightman is affiliated with Sigma 
Phi Epsilon. 

Virginia Todd, secretary to the presi- 
dent of Princeton Theological Seminary, 
and James M. Black. Jr., of New York 
City, were married November 1 2 in Sun- 
bury, with the Rev. Dr. Chester W. Todd, 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 
Sunbury and father of the bride, offi- 
ciating. Mr. Black, a graduate of the 
University of South Carolina, did gradu- 
ate work at Princeton University. He is 
employed by the Royal Typewriter Co., 
in New York City, where the couple will 

When Dickinson College's soccer team 
came to Bucknell November 19 for a 
Homecoming morning game, the Red 
Devil booters were accompanied by their 
coach, Bernard Glazier, former Bison cap- 
tain. Glazier, in his senior year at Dick- 
inson Law School, intends to practice in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Dr. Robert M. Lindner is employed as 
a psychologist at the New Jersey State 
Colony. New Lisbon, N. J. 

Working as an insurance salesman, 
Jacob Sidney Fort lives at 1 4 Corson 
Ave.. R. D. "3. Trenton. N. J. 

Clunet R. Lewis, associated with the 
traffic department of Eastern Air Lines. 
Newark Airport, lives at 841 Madison 
Ave.. Elizabeth, N. J. 

Chester L. Nayfteld. a medical student, 
resides at 66 Prospect St.. Waltham. Mass. 

Engaged in general insurance business, 
Donald W. Myers has his office in the 
West End National Bank Building, Sha- 
mokin, Pa. 

"A high school principal, Jairus C. Pat- 
terson, lives at 242 Penn St.. Blooms- 
burg. Pa. 

Ruth S. Hindennach. whose address is 
8th and Spruce Sts.. Philadelphia, is a 
medical technician at the Pennsylvania 

Carl A. Paul is an electrician with the 
Ashland Machinery Repair Co., Ashland, 
Pa. He lives in Gordon, Pa. 

Mrs. Harold R. Severson. the former 
Alice Theresa Truneau. is living at 3 
Lake St.. Owego, N. Y. 

Isabel Hyatt Sanford is a claim adjustor 
for the Montgomery Ward Co. Her ad- 
dress is 3 3 Melrose Ave.. Albany. N. Y. 

Allan T. Shirley is selling insurance in 
Pittsburgh, where his home address is 
1314 Beechwood Blvd. 

New address for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson 
Hoffa — she was Lenore Gross — is 9 1 8 
Madison St., Wilmington. Del. 


Miss Thelma Mae Houseknecht. of 
Milton, and John Sitarsky. a member of 
Bucknell's athletic coaching staff, were 
united in marriage at four o'clock Satur- 
day afternoon. December 17. in the Mil- 
ton Methodist Church, the Rev. Samuel 
Strain officiating. 

Miss Sitarsky is the daughter of Mrs. 
Pearl Houseknecht. of Milton, and has 
been employed at the Milton Manufactur- 
ers Club. Her husband was a four-letter 
athlete at Bucknell, starring in football, 
basketball, baseball, and track. He cap- 
tained the football team during his senior 
year, and now coaches freshman football, 
freshman basketball, and varsity baseball 



at the University. Mr. and Mrs. Sitarsky 
are making their home in a newly-fur- 
nished apartment at 516% Market St. 

Paul C. Johnson and Miss Dorothee 
Louise Welliver, both of Jersey Shore, 
were married Saturday. September 3, at 
Addison, N. Y. Mr. Johnson is a mem- 
ber of the junior class at Jefferson Medical 
College in Philadelphia. 

Robert V. Housel has been named per- 
manent manager of the Sunbury branch 
office, division of unemployment com- 
pensation and employment service. He 
will supervise an area covering five coun- 
ties in Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Housel 
followed up his Bucknell work with a 
course at American University, where he 
specialized in the study of social security 
administration. He was situated in Har- 
risburg for a time as assistant personnel 
manager of the division of unemploy- 
ment compensation before being assigned 
to his present post. 

Jay Snyder is assistant manager of the 
Kane office of the Personal Finance Co. 
His address is 508 Biddle St., Kane, Pa. 

Charles Blumberg is a construction en- 
gineer for Hiotane Sales, Inc., 3000 Fifth 
Ave., North Birmingham, Ala. He lives 
at 1413 South 14th St., Birmingham. 

George Shaman, Jr., is assistant to the 
President at Dickinson College, Carlisle, 

Working as a cost accountant for the 
International Business Machines Corp., 
Clyde W. Potter lives at 1607 Broad St., 
Endicott. N. Y. 

Jerome H. Kantor is engaged in plant 
breeding for the W. Atlee Bupree Co.. at 
its Floradale Farms, Lompoc, Cal. 

Virginia Shaiv is teaching in the high 
school at Sunbury, Pa., where her address 
is 123 North Fourth St. 

Sterling George Harvey is a lieutenant 
in the U. S. Army Air Corps, stationed 
at Mitchell Field, N. Y. 

In his third year at the University of 
Pennsylvania Medical School, John R. 
Neefe lives at 3611 Locust St. , Phila- 

Mrs. John A. Long, Jr., the former 
Mary Mallinson, resides at 2414 Club 
Blvd.. Durham. N. C. 

Cornelius Sedgwick is a student at the 
Cornell University Medical College in 
New York City. 

Fred Wmland. Jr., is the general man- 
ager of a lumber company at Bradshaw 
and Walnut Sts., East Liverpool. Ohio. 

John C. Wilson has returned to Buck- 
nell to study toward a degree in civil en- 


Hazel Jackson, of Danville, Pa., was 
named supervisor of special education in 
Montour, Lycoming, and Columbia coun- 
ties, her duty being to adjust the educa- 
tional program of all exceptional children, 
including the mentally retarded, mentally 
superior, and physically handicapped. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Reginald P. Merridew and 
Miss Doris M. Long, of Sbamokin. Pa., 
the ceremony having taken place Sep- 
tember 3 at Baltimore, Md. Mr. Merri- 
dew is chief announcer at Radio Station 
WKOK. Sunbury. 

The engagement of Clinton A. Condtct 
to Miss Elizabeth May Lane, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lane, of Wellesley 
Hills. Mass., has been announced by Miss 
Lane's parents. Miss Lane attended Lasell 
Junior College and will graduate in 1940 

from Wheelock School. Boston. Mr. Con- 
diet is a student at Andover-Newton The- 
ological Seminary. 

A daughter was born December 1 6 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lanni, of Asbury 
Park, N. J., at the Mary M. Packer Hos- 
pital. Sunbury, Pa. Mrs. Lanni was Miss 
Betty Zettles, of Sunbury. 

Mrs. Robert Kirby, the former Jean 
L. Roser, is living at 41 Kew Gardens 
Road. Kew Gardens, N. Y. 

Esther E. Bishop is teaching Latin and 
social studies in the Middle Township 
High School. Cape May Court House, 
N. J. 

Betty Schilling and Hubbard Ruolf, 
'36, were married October 8. They are 
living at 604 Third St.. New Cumber- 
land. Pa. 

Joyce MacLeod has taken her master's 
degree at Columbia in preparation for 
kindergarten work. 

Thomas Richards was second man in 
his class last year at Colgate Rochester 
Divinity School, a classmate reports. This 
year he is pastor of a village church near 
Rochester while continuing his studies at 
the seminary. 

Carolyn Stryker is spending the winter 
in Miami. Fla.. recuperating from an at- 
tack of illness. Her address is 29 S. W. 
Sixth St.. Miami. 

Adelaide Seaton is teaching English and 
Latin in the Coalport, Pa., High School. 

Alfred Ricigliano is studying medicine in 
Hahnemann Medical College. Philadelphia. 

Richard A. Butcosh, employed as a 
test chemist by the Gulf Research and De- 
velopment Co.. Pittsburgh, lives at 359 
California Ave., Oakmont, Pa. 

Donald P. Bean is managing the Char- 
lotte, N. C. branch of the Schick Shaver 
Service Corp., at 111 Johnston Bldg., 

Latest addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Allen 
N. Reynolds, the latter the former Clem- 
entine Gordon, 66 Dupont Place. Mox- 
ham., Johnstown, Pa.: Harriett Speyer, 
260 West 11th St., New York City; 
John H. Petherbridge, Y. M. C. A.. 
1300 Washington St.. Hoboken. N. J.; 
Sidney Kanengiser, 104 Hansbury Ave., 
Newark, N. J.; Harvey Troutman, R. D. 
2. Selinsgrove. Pa.; Raymond J. Green. 
240 South Walnut St., Mt. Carmel. Pa. 


Robert L. Summers is a member of 
this year's class in the Loop Course of the 
Bethlehem Steel Corp., a training course 
leading to permanent employment in the 

Carol Lee Davis is a stenographer in the 
U. S. Department of the Interior, Wash- 
ington. D. C. 

Taking a one-year U. S. government 
aviation course as a flying cadet, Daniel 
Freeman is stationed at Randolph Field, 

Mrs. Ellis Grosskreuz, the former 
Mary E. Hudson, is living at 58 Colonial 
Ave., White Horse, Trenton. N. J. 

William Edward Robertson is a news- 
paper reporter with the Courier-News in 
Plainfield, N. J. 

Robert B. Eckert has a position with 
F. W. Woolworth Co.. in Kingston, Pa. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Rapp. who was 
Grace Gault before her marriage to Mr. 
Rapp. '37, last July, is living at 82 Ox- 
ford Road, Newton Centre. Mass., where 
her husband is attending Andover-Newton 
Theological School. 

Ruth Carlyn Leishman is a case worker 
for the Delaware State Board of Charities. 

Her address is 133 King St., Lewes, Del. 

Elinor Reeves is employed by the 
Peoples National Bank, Pemberton, N. J. 

For the next few months William 
Androski will be living at the Kenmore 
Hall. 145 East 23rd St.. New York City. 
His business address is 219 Fourth Ave. 

Mrs. Norman K. Gallagher, the former 
Marion Wiseburn, resides at 60 Gramercy 
Park, New York City . 

Robert Groover is taking graduate work 
in Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell 
and assisting in the Mechanical Engineering 

David W. Hughes is studying medicine 
at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadel- 
phia, where his address is 1421 Arch St. 

Mary Farquhar is a stenographer in the 
registrar's office at Bucknell. 


(Continued from page 3) 

"Billy" Bartol, '72, University 
historian and professor emeritus 
of mathematics, who celebrated his 
91st birthday anniversary five days 
after Homecoming. A basket of 
flowers was presented to Dr. Bar- 
tol, who responded with greetings 
to the graduates, many of whom 
were pupils of his over a period of 
several decades. 

In the evening the largest crowd 
ever to attend a dance at Bucknell 
assembled in the new gymnasium. 
With Howard Woods and his or- 
chestra playing, six hundred 
couples attended the Alumni Ball, 
bringing the Homecoming pro- 
gram to a brilliant finale. 


A number of North Jersey a- 
lumnae have presented an attrac- 
tive tea and coffee service to the 
Women's College, the formal pre- 
sentation having been made De- 
cember 1 5 at the annual Christ- 
mas formal dinner of the Wo- 
men's Student Government Asso- 

The committee which directed 
the project of securing the service 
for the college included Mrs. -Eliza- 
beth Heinsling Lowther, '12, Mrs. 
Edgar A. Snyder, and Mrs. Helene 
Diffendafer Bower, '18. 


President Arnaud C. Marts made 
the principal address at the mid- 
winter meeting of the New Jersey 
State Bar Association in New- 
ark, N. J., on January 14. He 
discussed "The Lawyer's Place in 
the Community". 

The New Jersey Bar Associa- 
tion has as its secretary Miss Em- 
ma E. Dillon, '1 5. 



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Volume XXIII 

No. 3 
March 1939 

Editors Corner 

DEMOCRACY may be hard-pressed in 
some parts of the world, but you 
can still do your bit for representa- 
tive government by marking your selec- 
tion for Alumni Trustees on the ballot 
included with this issue of the Alumni 
Monthly and mailing it to the Alumni 
Trustee Nomination Committee. Make 
the most of your alumni citizenship by 
helping to choose the persons who repre- 
sent you on the Board of Trustees. 

HERE'S a hearty hand of welcome to 
two comparative youngsters in the 
family of those working for the 
welfare of Bucknell. Still in their first 
year, both the Mother's and Father's As- 
sociations have shown genuine devotion to 
the task of building an even better Buck- 
nell. At the moment the Mother's Asso- 
ciation is taking the lead in planning the 
program for Mother's Day, May 1 2 to 14. 
At its January executive committee ses- 
sion, the Father's Association adopted a 
program of action that would do credit 
to any federation of alumni. We're speak- 
ing for all alumni when we express our 
appreciation for the interest these new 
groups are taking in Alma Mater. 


Y lined new Alumni Directory which 
your interest will help to guarantee, 
comes closer to reality with the arrival of 
the morning mail each day in the Alumni 
Office. To date orders representing well 
over a thousand dollars have been received, 
together with scores of comments hailing 
the project. Before the linotype man be- 
gins setting the up-to-date information on 
you and your classmates, however, there 
must be 2,500 advance orders at one dollar 
each, 1.250 orders at two dollars each, or 
enough individual contributions to defray 
the cost of publication. Take a long look 
at the preview of "Your College Friends" 
printed on the back cover of the Alumni 
Monthly, and let your curiosity be your 
guide. Incidentally, if you haven't yet 
filled out and returned the information 
blank which provides raw material for the 
new Directory, interview yourself today 
and send us the data. 

WHILE we're in a bookish mood, 
we'd like to call your atten- 
tion to a special alumni offer made 
by 1939 L' Agenda. To alumni the year- 
book will be sold for $3.50, the same 
price as that which students are assessed 
out of their activities fund. In return for 
a check or money order made payable to 
1939 L' Agenda, a yearbook will be mailed 
to your home on or about May 15. Oh. 
yes, we may be giving away trade secrets, 
but it's whispered that this year's annual 
will spring something new in the way of 
complete campus picture coverage. 

IF you're like us, you'll do a bit of 
mental mulling after you read Julius 
Seebach's comments on the value of a 
college education. (See page 4.) Taking 
his cue from remarks he made during a 
recent radio symposium, Mr. Seebach sets 
forth his views as to the worthwhileness 
of college for a person working in the 
creative arts. The Monthly will be glad 
to learn how Mr. Seebach's conclusions 
square with those you've reached in your 
own vocational field. 

VOL. XXIII, No. 3 

MARCH, 1939 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor Robert E. Streeter, '3 8 


DR. CARL MILLWARD, '06, President 526 N. Front St., Milton 

Mrs. Margaret Phillips Matlack, '18 Vice-President 

250 Washington Terrace. Audubon, N. J. 

MR. DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

L. FRANCIS LYBARGER, Jr., '28, Acting Secretary . . N. 8th St., Mifflinburg 

MR. W. CLINE LOWTHER, '14 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

MR. KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

MRS. GERTRUDE STANNERT KESTER, '06. 333 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron. O. 

SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


TRENNIE E. ElSLEY, '31, President 1131 Market St., Lewisburg 

NANCY L. GRIFFITH. '31, Secretary 34 Brown St., Lewisburg 


Allentown Mr. Ross A. Mask. 24 1635 Linden St. 

Altoona Rev. F. R. Greninger. '15 2308 6th Ave. 

Danville Mr. Philip M. Irey, '08 109 Church St. 

Erie Mr. John F. Jeffrey. '16 919 W. 32nd St. 

Harrisburg Mr. Boyd R. Sheddan, '26 3116 Green St. 

Hazleton Mr. Harry C. Owens, '33 320 W. Broad St. 

Johnstown Mr. H. V. Overdorff. '24 173 Barron Ave. 

Lewistown Mr. C. J. Stambaugh. '30 16 S. Wayne St. 

Milton Dr. Carl Millward. '06 5 26 N. Front St. 

Mount Carmel . . . Mr. Vincent McHail. '28 106 N. Market St. 

Philadelphia . . . . Romain C. Hassrick. Esq., '06 . . 700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 

Pittsburgh George T. Henggi, '26 138 View St., Oakmont 

Reading Mr. Morgan S. Davies, '26 1058 N. Fifth St. 

Scranton Mr. Sanford Berninger, '22 311 Wheeler Ave. 

Sunbury Mr. Charles A. Fryling, '13 4 09 Market St. 

Towanda Mr. Loyd Trimmer. '28 206 Chestnut St. 

Uniontown Harold C. Marshall, Esq.. '26 240 N. Gallatin Ave. 

Union County . . Mr. Malcolm E. Musser, '18 . . 203 S. 3rd St.. Lewisburg 

Wellsboro . . . Mr. Robert Lyon, '29 3 7 Pearl St. 

Herbert S. Lloyd, '11 22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 

Joseph H. McMurray, '32 1057 W. 4th St. 

Penrose C. Wallace, '26 256 Harding Court 


J. Fred Moore. '22 3820 Granada Ave. 


Jos. McCormick, '26 513 South Ave., Bridgeton 

W. C. Lowther. '14, 228 Walton Ave., South Orange 

Wilkes-Barre .... Mr 
Williamsport ... Mr 
York Mr 



Southern Mr. 

Metropolitan .... Mr. 

Trenton Edmund B. Pierce. '28 58 Maple Ave., Trenton 

Buffalo Helen Bartol Leonard. '13 1 2 E. Depew Ave. 

Elmira , 

Metropolitan . . 
Rochester . . . 

New England . 

Washington, D. C. 

,Mr. Sanford L. Barcus, '34 820 Jay St. 

Mr. Edgar A. Snyder. '11. 431 Clark St., S. Orange, N. J. 

.Mr. Bruce B. Jacobs. '34 41 Mt. Vernon Ave. 


. H. A. Larson. '21 17 Judson St., Braintree, Mass 

Lawrence O. Manley. '07 

6 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase, Md. 


Cleveland Mr. Ellis C. Persing. '11 

3316 Warrington Rd., Shaker Heights 

Chicago Thomas J. Morris. '00. 412 Washington Blvd.. Oak Park, 111. 


Mrs. Christine Sterner Moyer, '28, President 224 S. Third St. 

Trennie E. Eisley. '31, Secretary 1131 Market St. 


Alice Roberts, '24, President 315 W. Hansberry St., Germantown 

Mrs. Jessie Brookes Wallace, '23, Secretary . . 7115 Glenlock St., Philadelphia 

Springtime Schedule 
Crowded With Events 

Alumni Day Set 
For June 10 

AS A guaranteed remedy for 
cases of spring fever among 
its alumni. Bucknell pre- 
sents this year its own panacea — 
a springtime program studded with 
events appealing to every shade of 
alumni taste. 

Culminating with Alumni Day 
on June 10. the University's 
spring fever "cure'' includes a vari- 
ety of treatments, with at least one 
suitable for each individual patient. 

1 . For the graduate with a yen 
for swing, there's the Junior Prom 
in April, followed by fraternity 
House Party week-end May 5 and 

2. For the student of contem- 
porary affairs, a Model Assembly 
of the League of Nations will be 
held on the campus April 13. 14, 
and 15. 

3. Ex-Cap and Daggeritcs will 
be interested in the Artist Course 
staging of As You Like It March 
29, 30, and 31. 

4. Sports fans — turn to page 
6 for complete information on the 
doings and didoes of Bucknell ath- 

5. If you're looking for a spec- 
tacle and can't see your way clear 
to making the World's Fair, re- 
member Spring Festival May 12, 
13, and 14. 

6. Finally, for get-togethers 
with your classmates and a glimpse 
of the campus at its best, plan to 
return for Commencement week- 
end June 1 to 12. 


Reunions on Alumni Day this 
year will be held by the five-year 
classes of 1934, 1929. 1924. 
1919. 1914. 1909. 1904, 1899, 
1894, and by other earlier "4" 
and "9" groups which have sur- 
viving members. 

Secretaries of the reunion classes 
include the following: Mrs. Al- 
fred B. Howe, the former Mildred 
Davis, 1934; Mrs. James E. Pol- 
lack, the former Mary Wagner, 
1929: H. Walter Holter, 1924: 
Franklin D. Jones. 1919: Mrs. H. 
B. Weaver, the former Dora Ham- 
ler, 1914: Mrs. F. E. Shupe, the 
former Myrtle Walkinshaw, 1909; 
Miss Elizabeth Reed, 1904: Mrs. 
J. C. Downs, the former Gertrude 
Stephens, 1899. 

Honored guests at the Com- 
mencement will be members of the 
50-year Class of 1889. Of those 
who were graduated from the col- 
lege half a century ago, four men 
are still living: Owen E. Abraham, 
771 West End Avenue. New York, 
N. Y.; Oliver B. Finn, Box 627 
Colorado Springs. Colo. : Rev. 
William C. Leinbach, Jackson, 
Pa., and Joseph M. Wolfe. 219 
Market Street, Lewisburg. 

Other surviving members of the 
'89 class are John W. Forster, 
Aaronsburg. Pa.: S. C. Harry. 
1428 Linden Avenue. Baltimore, 
Md.: John D. Musser. 119 North 
Second Street. Lewisburg: Rev. J. 
W. Neyman. 319 East Lincoln 
Avenue, New Castle, and William 
E. Williams, 1303 Market Street, 

Two Institute graduates of 
1889 who are still living are Mrs. 
Alice H. Palms, the former Alice 
Hassenplug. of Narvon. Pa., and 
Miss Margaret W. Van Wyck, 26 
Forbes Street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Mrs. W. J. Cole, who was Alice 
Bush, of 8111 Bell Avenue, Los 
Angeles, Calif., was a member of 
1889's Music class. 

Of the 60-year class. 1 879, only 
four Institute graduates remain. 
They are Miss Margaret W. 
Arthur, 52 Brookline Boulevard, 
Brookline, Upper Darby, Pa. ; Mrs. 
J. W. Bethune, the former Emma 
A. Griffin, of Wyebrooke. Pa.; 
Miss Lizzie Bell Holliday. of Tip- 
ton, Pa., and Miss Eleanor M. 
Lawshe, 43 South Second Street, 

Mrs. G. S. Matlack. I. '69, of 
106 South Second Street, Lewis- 
burg, is the sole 70-year survivor. 

In addition to reunions, Alumni 
Day this year will include its usual 
complement of activities: Cap and 
Dagger play, band concert, 
Alumni Association meeting, and 
fraternity symposia. The follow- 
ing day will be Baccalaureate Sun- 
day, with Commencement follow- 
ing Monday morning. 


A month before Commencement 
the University's annual Spring Fes- 
tival, combining the pageantry of 
extracurricular activity with the 
Mother's Day observance, is ex- 
pected to attract more than 1,500 

visitors to the campus. Highlight 
of the week-end will be the crown- 
ing of the May Queen on Satur- 
day afternoon, May 13, as the 
climax of the coeds' May Day fete. 

Following the Mother's Day 
banquet Saturday evening will be 
the presentation of a Cap and Dag- 
ger play. Holiday. Church ser- 
vices in Lewisburg Sunday morn- 
ing will center around the Mother's 
Day theme. This year for the first 
time a Bucknell Mother's Asso- 
ciation is taking an active part in 
developing the program for Moth- 
er's Day. 

Officers of the Mother's Asso- 
ciation are Mrs. E. C. Condict, of 
Trenton. N. J., president: Mrs. 
Louis A. Naumann, the former 
Violet Wetterau, '12, of Ridge- 
wood, N. J., vice-president; and 
Mrs. C. S. Sanders, Shamokin, 
secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Sanders 
is the wife of C. S. Sanders. '13. 

The Spring Festival program, 
under the general supervision of 
the Student-Faculty Congress, will 
also include a number of novelties 
similar to last year's push-cart 

For the Junior Prom on Friday 
evening, April 21. alumni can 
dance on the spacious Davis Gym- 
nasium floor to the music of Glen 
Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. 


Speakers at the assembly of the 
Model League of Nations Assem- 
bly, with student representatives 
from 3 1 colleges participating, will 
be Sir Herbert Ames, former treas- 
urer of the League of Nations; 
Mrs. Vera Dean, research director 
of the Foreign Policy Association, 
and Harry H. Pierson, '28, re- 
cently-appointed aide in the 
Department of State's new divi- 
sion of cultural relations. 

More than 200 students and 
faculty members from Eastern 
campuses will be in attendance 
for the three-day conference, which 
will be devoted to a re-examina- 
tion of the basic principles of the 
League. Each college or university 
at the Assembly will present the 
views of a nation belonging to the 
League. Bucknell's delegation will 
represent Eire, formerly the Irish 
Free State. 




Dear Friends: 

It is time again to think about Commencement, and I invite 
each of you, who can and will, to return to the exercises this June. 
Alumni Day will be Saturday, June 10, Baccalaureate Day will be 
Sunday. June 1 1, and Commencement Day falls on Monday, June 


I sincerely hope that great numbers of Bucknellians will return 
on those days for the double purposes of bringing to Alma Mater 
the infusion of new vitality and stimulus which your presence on 
the campus means to us, and of renewing your aspirations toward 
nobler living which the College-on-the-Hill always awakens in the 
minds and spirits of her sons and daughters. 

I invite you also to the Annual Meeting of the Bucknell 
Friends of the Library which will be held here on Saturday noon. 
May 6. The only requirement for membership in this Bucknell so- 
ciety is that you love books. An excellent program for the Annual 
Meeting is being planned, and you are cordially invited to attend. 

You will be interested to know that recently a great friend of 
Bucknell, when he learned that a thousand new books were needed 
in the Bucknell Junior College Library, gave a check for the purchase 
of them all and thus in one generous stroke brought the Junior Col- 
lege's collection of books up to the full requirement of library 

On Saturday, May 13. our women students will present their 
annual Spring Festival and will crown their May Queen. Mother's 
Day is combined with the program of that week-end and we are ex- 
pecting hundreds of mothers of our present students on our campus 
at that time. I invite you, also, to visit Lewisburg for this beautiful 
and colorful ceremony. 

With kindest regards, 

Yours for Bucknell, 


'Where Two or 

Gather Together 

e) Time for discussion at the C. A. recreation center. 

This is the second in a series of 
articles chronicling changes which 
have taken place during the years 
in fundamental phases of college 

EIGHTY-NINE years ago this 
past January a little group of 
serious-minded students gath- 
ered in the Academy Building 
(now Taylor Hall) of the Uni- 
versity at Lewisburg to talk over 
the part they should play in the 
religious life of their four-year-old 

Aware that the University owed 
its very existence to the religious 
devotion of a far-seeing band of 
Northumberland Baptists, these 
young men formally joined to- 
gether in a Society for Inquiry, 
Bucknell's first student Christian 
organization. This was on Jan- 
uary 6, 1850, and since that day 
the religious spirit has provided the 
one continuous thread in the shift- 
ing tapestry of student activities. 

Judged by present-day stand- 
ards, the work of the early Society 
for Inquiry does not seem particu- 
larly dramatic, as it is recorded in 
the annals of the period. The 
members, many of them prepar- 
ing for the ministry, carried on 
much correspondence with other 
colleges and with missionaries. One 
of the first corresponding secre- 
taries of the Society was Robert 
Lowry, '54, who attained fame 
as a hymn-writer. 


The task of maintaining the 
proper religious atmosphere on the 
campus was not left to the devout 
members of the Society for In- 
quiry. The college administration 
took an active, almost militant, in- 
terest in fostering the spiritual wel- 
fare of its students. In the early 
days church attendance was com- 
pulsory, and students paid an an- 
nual pew rent of three dollars. 
In March, 1868, Dr. George R. 
Bliss baptized 59 student converts 
in the Susquehanna River. About 
the same time Phi Kappa Psi fra- 

ternity replaced its regular chapter 
session with a prayer meeting. 

With this heritage it is not sur- 
prising that today religion remains 
a dominant student interest at 
Bucknell, although it finds its out- 
let in a score of ways far different 
from mass conversions and com- 
pulsory church attendance. 

Logically, if not directly, de- 
scended from the old Society for 
Inquiry is 1939's University 
Christian Association, formed half 
a dozen years ago by the merger 
of the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., 
and church programs. Known on 
the campus as the "C. A.", this 
group has an active membership of 
more than 450, and serves as a 
hub around which virtually all 
Bucknell's religious activities re- 


Dedicated to developing a high 
character of campus life, as well as 
to supplying a channel for spirit- 
ual growth, the C. A. sponsors 
Sunday night Student Church ser- 
vices with outstanding speakers, 
folk dancing parties, forums on 
contemporary problems, and out- 
ings. It helps "break in" freshmen 
to college life by publishing the 
Student Handbook, conducting a 
Freshman Camp for new students 
prior to the opening of college, and 
organizing a Freshman Supper 

In its endeavor to enrich campus 
life through wholesome recreation- 
al opportunities, the Christian As- 
sociation has been aided in the last 
two years by the development of a 
28-acre recreational center at Co- 
wan, eight miles from the campus. 
Typical scenes at the Cowan cen- 
ter, which is widely used for out- 
ings, retreats, and conferences, are 
pictured on this page. Eventually 
a lodge is to be built on the tract. 

Today's Bucknell students do 
not confine the work of their reli- 
gious organizations within the 
boundaries of the campus. A suave 
student magician makes eggs dis- 
appear to the amazement of a gog- 
gle-eyed crowd of Lewisburg chil- 
dren at the C. A.'s regular Saturday 
morning entertainment for town 
boys and girls. Other college men 
and women gather and distribute 
used clothing for the needy, and 
act as leaders for community youth 
clubs and Scout troops. 

Heading this broad program - 
and a dozen other important activ- 
ities might be added — ■ are a Stu- 
dent Executive Committee and a 
Faculty Advisory Council. T. 
Chubb Condict, son of the Rev. 
E. Carroll Condict, '08, and 
brother of Clinton A. Condict. 
'37, is student president of the 
Association. Dr. C. H. Richardson 
is chairman of the Advisory Coun- 
cil, while Forrest D. Brown serves 
as executive secretary. 

No time for discussion here 


Does College Prepare 
For The Arts? 

Seebach, '20, Speaks 
In Radio Forum 

// 7V sometimes hard- won ex- 

LX perience of people is per- 
haps the greatest thing 
that remains to me in my profes- 
sion from my college years." 

The speaker: Julius F. Seebach, 
Jr., '20. His audience: thousands 
of radio listeners tuned to the Uni- 
versity Life symposium of the Mu- 
tual Broadcasting System on Sat- 
urday afternoon, February 11. 

Appearing in an informal 
broadcast "bull - session" with 
Ralph Johnston, a Bucknell sen- 
ior, together with alumnus and 
undergraduate representatives of 
Columbia University and Wil- 
liams College, Mr. Seebach, who is 
director of program operations for 
station WOR of the Mutual 
Broadcasting System, provided his 
own answer to the old question. 
"Is college worth while?" 

Removed from its context of 
running-fire conversation, Mr. See- 
bach's commentary on this ques- 
tion, as expanded at the request 
of the Alumni Monthly, ran some- 
thing like this: 

"To any question seeking to 
discover what particular use my 
college education has been to me in 
professional life, I am obliged to 
answer rather vaguely. I think 
this must always be the case ex- 
cept perhaps in the engineering and 
other technical courses. I took the 
classical course of the kind that 
has practically vanished now. In 
other words, my A.B. is founded 
upon Greek, Latin, modern lan- 
guages, history, and an absolute 
minimum of mathematics and sci r 
ence. Naturally these things go to 
form a background of general 
knowledge and an interest in the 
Arts rather than in any specific 
technique or profession. 


"I should say that a sometimes 
hard-won experience of people is 
perhaps the greatest thing that re- 
mains to me in my profession from 
my college years, and even that is 
mainly in furnishing a point of 
reference. For example, when I 
went into the Army, I found cer- 
tain jokes in constant use with 
the newcomers, such as sending 
them to get the key to the parade 
ground or a bucket of reveille 
paint. Later, when I worked in 

Julius Seebach, Jr.. '20 

shops, I found men sending new- 
comers out for left-handed monkey 
wrenches or sky hooks, and re- 
alized that each different kind of 
work has its classic jokes of this 
kind. I was able, to understand 
that this only repeats the same ten- 
dency that causes hazing of fresh- 
men in college. It is a normal and 
universal habit of any group of 
men bound together by work or 
association to try each newcomer 
to find out what are the limits of 
his patience and how he bears him- 
self under pressure. 

"Now this knowledge in itself 
is perhaps neither profound nor 
overwhelmingly important. Cer- 
tainly it is not the sum total of 
everything that one can learn about 
people in college. I cite it only as a 
single example of the fact that one 
begins to learn how people react 
as individuals on their own re- 
sources during their college years, 
and that a person with a memory 
and the power of analysis can ob- 
tain considerable value from such 
observation, even though at the 
time it may be subconscious. 


"In the last analysis, I believe 
that it is very difficult to train 
people to work in the creative arts 
by means of college courses, and 
that the capacity to work with 
ideas, and people with ideas, comes 

almost exclusively from within, 
rather than from without. This is 
primarily true because one is deal- 
ing not with hard and cold facts, 
but with personalities: an interest 
and curiosity to learn their ideas 
and viewpoints are the primary 
requisites. And then, of course, 
I doubt if anyone can teach judg- 
ment and a sense of proportion. 
These are not factual, they are not 
positive, they are not absolute. I 
think that college can furnish peo- 
ple with these qualifications a 
chance to expand, but I doubt if 
anv of these can be confined within 
the limits of course or of a text- 

During his broadcast remarks 
Mr. Seebach also reminisced con- 
cerning the changes ex-soldiers 
found at Bucknell when they re- 
turned from the War. Prior to the 
War. he recalled, the most im- 
portant social event of the year 
was the College Girls' Reception, 
at which there was no dancing. 
"Upon our return from France." 
he said, "the entire viewpoint as 
to social life had changed. It had 
assumed the form which, with 
some modifications, it retains until 
this day." 

Before entering the broadcasting 
field, Mr. Seebach taught French 
in high schools at Rochester, N. Y., 
and Jersey City, N. J. In Novem- 
ber. 1925, he joined the staff of 
Station WOR, Newark, as an- 
nouncer. Becoming affiliated with 
the Columbia Broadcasting Sys- 
tem in 1928 as a continuity writer, 
he was made program director of 
CBS in the fall of that year. Two 
years later his duties were enlarged, 
and he became director of program 
operations. In June, 1935, Mr. 
Seebach returned to WOR as di- 
rector of program operations. 

(How do Mr. Seebach s com- 
ments on the value of a college 
education square with your exper- 
ience in your profession? The 
Alumni Monthly will be glad to 
receive and to publish viewpoints 
on that question from Bucknell 
men and women in other vocation- 
al fields. — Editor's Note.) 

MARCH, 1939 

Friends of the Library 
To Convene May 6 

Author and Critic 
To Give Addresses 

Heartened by the announcement 
that a new Library is the next item 
on Bucknell's construction pro- 
gram following the completion of 
the Engineering Building, the 
Friends of the Bucknell Library 
will convene in Lewisburg Satur- 
day. May 6. for their third annual 

Speakers for the occasion will be 
Dr. Harry R. Warfel. '20. author 
and literary historian, and Mrs. 
George E. Barnes, of Phil- 
adelphia, a well-known lecturer 
and literary critic. 

"All alumni and lovers of books 
who are interested in a bigger and 
better library for Bucknell are cor- 
dially invited to attend this lunch- 
eon-meeting." Norman E. Henry. 
'05, president of the Friends of the 
Library, announced. 

Scheduled for 12:30 P. M. the 
meeting will be held at the Wo- 
men's College. Following the 

luncheon, for which there will be 
a charge of 75 cents, and a brief 
business session. Dr. Warfel, who 
is now teaching at the University 
of Maryland, will speak on "The 
Flavor of America", basing his re- 
marks on his forth-coming Amer- 
ican Local Color Stories. Mrs. 
Barnes' lecture topic will be "Cur- 
rent Books". 

Gradually developing into an in- 
creasingly valuable adjunct of the 
University Library, the Friends of 
the Library issue an occasional 
publication, Bibliqtheca Bucnel- 
lensis. edited by Mr. Henry. Dr. 
Robert M. Steele, '08. is secretary- 
treasurer of the organization, and 
the executive committee includes 
Dr. Lester K. Ade. '21. Roy G. 
Bostwick. '05. Captain Fred A. 
Godcharles. James P. Harris, 12. 
Gilbert S. McClintock. Louis W. 
Robey, 04. John B. Stetson. Jr., 
and Dr. Warfel. 

Grow Sugar in the Parlor? 
Bucknell Graduate Tells How 

Now you can grow your own 
sugar in the parlor or among the 
window plants, according to a re- 
cent discovery by a Bucknell alum- 
na specializing in the field of plant 
physiology who reported her find- 
ings at the meeting of the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science in Richmond. Ya. 

The fact that a variety of sugar 
can be developed by careful cultiva- 
tion of impatiens sultana, a com- 
mon tropical plant better known 
as sultana, periwinkle, or balsam. 
was announced by Dr. Miriam G. 
Groner. '31. daughter of the late 
Dr. O. S. Groner. professor of 
chemistry at Bucknell. 

The sweet substance which 
forms on the plant tastes just like 
the granules you stir into your 
morning coffee. 

In the past the sugar possibilities 
of the plant have gone unnoticed, 
because insects, rain, or even dew 
have removed the sugar before it 
was fully formed. But nurture the 

plant carefully, and a sort of 
sticky sap runs to the under side 
of stems, particularly the stems of 

If not molested these drops en- 
large and turn white, as shown in 
the accompanying photograph. If 
they are sheltered from dust, the 
granules are clean. Dr. Groner's 
chemical analysis shows that they 
are composed of sucrose, a form of 
sugar, with a good possibility that 
dextrose may also be present. No 
bad effects from eating them have 
been found. Production of this 
sugar would not be sufficient to 
compete with the commercial pro- 

Dr. Groner's plant discovery 
was widelv publicized throughout 
the country in dispatches by How- 
ard W. Lakeslee, Associated Press 
science editor and other newspaper- 
men covering the A. A. A. S. ses- 
sions. Dr. Groner modestly dis- 
claims credit for the discovery, on 
which she worked for a year in 

Valuable recent additions to the 
Library, as reported by Bibliotheca 
Bucnellensis. have come from 
Frank W. Dillon. '98. Dr. F. G. 
Ballentine. '99. E. A. Snyder. '11. 
Julia A. Olney, Rev. Fred B. Igler, 
'12. Henry Wells. Jr.. Thirza M. 
Bromley. '20. and the late Dr. 
Emory W Hunt, and Miss Eliza 
J. Martin. 

Another benefaction to the Li- 
brary has been made by Professor 
Frank M. Simpson. '95, who. re- 
alizing that the Library has in- 
sufficient funds for reclaiming un- 
bound magazines, has offered to 
defray the cost of binding 50 vol- 
umes. Numerous other unbound 
series of periodicals remain in the 
Library storage rooms. 

The January issue of the Bibli- 
otheca was made possible through 
a gift from Louis W. Robey, '04, 
assuring money for the publishing 

This photograph of impatiens 
sultana shows the "sugar" 
formed on the stems of the plant 

Bucknell's botany and chemistry 
laboratories: her only comment is 
that she is "surprised nobody ever 
bothered to report- on sultana's 
sugar potentialities before." 

The Battling Bison 
No Longer Hibernates 

THERE have been years when 
Bucknell's intercollegiate ath- 
letic program vanished abrupt- 
ly, along with the oak foliage and 
white sport shoes, about the end of 
November, immediately after the 
annual scoreless tie with Temple. 
It's true that the Bisons patri- 
otically entered teams in basket- 
ball, boxing, track, baseball, and 
tennis, but sports followers palpi- 
tating for Orange and Blue vic- 
tories stoically resigned themselves 
to the long wait until Labor Day. 
If winter comes, they consoled 
themselves as icy gales swept the 
broad Buffalo Valley, can spring, 
summer and September be far be- 

Now, however, the winter- 
spring sports picture is gradually 
becoming a rosier one. With Davis 
Gymnasium as an arena for indoor 
athletic competition, basketball and 
boxing will have an opportunity 
to take their place as front-rank 
sports. Add to this the fact that 
prospects for successful spring cam- 
paigns are better than ever, and 
you'll see that the battling Bison 
is a year-round animal, instead of 
a perverse beast addicted to 
lengthy intervals of hibernation. 


Talk of the campus during the 
winter months has been the tal- 
ented freshman basketball team. In 
their first 10 games the Bison year- 
lings scored 445 points to 276 for 
their opponents, and apparently 
nothing short of a court injunc- 
tion can stop them from annexing 
the Northeastern Pennsylvania 
League championship. 

The Baby Bisons have bowed 
twice, dropping a three-point deci- 
sion to Penn State's frosh at State 
College, but promptly retaliating 
when the Nittany Lion Cubs vis- 
ited Lewisburg. Their other set- 
back was at the hands of Dickin- 
son Junior College in the second 
game of the season. Sparkplugs of 
the frosh five, which is coached by 
Johnny Sitarsky, '36, are Fred 
Fahringer, Jr., son of Fred Fahr- 
inger, '15, and Edwin Glass, son 
of C. E. Glass, '16. 

Meanwhile, May Musser's var- 
sity quintet, after losing seven out 
of its first nine games, righted 

itself by snatching six triumphs 
in two weeks, and ended the 
campaign at the .500 mark. 
During the early stages of the sea- 
son the Bison varsity was handi- 
capped by the absence of George 
Kiick, rugged guard and one of 
three lettermen on the squad, who 
underwent an appendectomy in De- 
cember. With Kiick's return to ac- 
tion in mid-February the team 
showed what, in Coach Musser's 
eyes, appeared to be 50 per cent 

Also above average is this year's 
crop of boxers, who are the hosts 
at the Eastern Intercollegiate Box- 
ing Conference tournament in 
Lewisburg March 17 and 18. De- 
feated by Penn State and C. C. N. 
Y., the Bison belters have downed 
West Virginia, Temple, and West- 
ern Maryland, and gained a 4-4 
tie with Lock Haven State Teach- 
ers College. Troubled throughout 
the year by a constantly-changing 
lineup, Coach Joe Reno hopes to 


Winter, Spring 
Sports Revived 

present his strongest array of the 
year in the tourney. 


As the baseball, track, and ten- 
nis men begin their drills, more 
than the average quota of seasoned 
performers is on hand. Missing 
from last year's nine, which won 
seven and lost four for Bucknell's 
best record in several seasons, are 
outfielder Harold Sager, second 
baseman John Dill, first baseman 
Edward Quinn, and pitcher Herb 
Bowman. Capable replacements 
are available in most of the spots. 

The tennis team, still hoarding 
the 1 3 -match victory string assem- 
bled by last year's undefeated out- 
fit, will be fortified by three veter- 
ans, George MacCall and Emmett 
Steele, Numbers One and Two, re- 
spectively, and Charles Dunham, 
as well as by two able freshmen, 
Dan Richardson and Bill Carson. 
In difficulty, however, the 1939 

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MARCH, 1939 

Four Aged Alumni 
Called by Death 

Civil War Veteran 
Succumbs at 95 

TWO men and two women who 
were among the oldest of 
Bucknell's 7,000 alumni have 
died since the beginning of the 
year. Three were nonagenarians, 
while the fourth was 87 years old. 

Oldest of the four veteran Buck- 
nellians who passed on within a 
month's time was John B. Cooke, 
'73, aged 95, of Philadelphia, be- 
lieved to have been the last sur- 
viving Bucknell Civil War veteran. 
He died January 14 at his home 
in Philadelphia. 

Early in February he was fol- 
lowed in death by Mrs. Martha 
E. Wolfe, I. '63, of Laurelton, Pa., 
who was 91 years old; Mrs. 
Charles P. Smith, 1/69, of West 
Pittston, Pa., who died on her 
87th birthday anniversary, and 
Charles E. Sheppard, ex-' 70, of 
Bridgeton, N. J., who was 92 
years old last November. 

Mr. Cooke is also believed to 
have been the oldest graduate of 
the college proper, although Mrs. 
Harriet Mason Stevens, aged 97, 
of Hampton, Va., still has more 
years to her credit than any other 
Bucknellian. She was graduated 
from the Institute in 1858. 


A former president of the Buck- 
nell Alumni Association, Mr. 
Cooke had a remarkable career as 
soldier, clergyman, and lawyer. In 
recognition of his achievements, the 
Class of 1906 dedicated to him its 
edition of L' Agenda, the Univer- 
sity yearbook. 

Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, he 
enlisted with the 95th Pennsylva- 
nia Zouaves, 6th Corps, in 1861 at 
the outbreak of the Civil War, and 
served until after Lee's surrender. 
Fighting in 20 major engagements, 
including those of the Peninsula, 
Antietam, Chancellorsville, Fred- 
ericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilder- 
ness, Spottsylvania Court House, 
Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, Mr. 
Cooke was wounded four times 
during the war. 

At Spottsylvania Court House 
on May 12, 1864, Mr. Cooke 
fought during the entire eighteen 
hours of that sanguinary conflict 
at the famed "Bloody Angle," and 
received a slight flesh wound. The 

John B. Cooke, '73 

following year, during the Confed- 
erate retreat from Petersburg, he 
was again wounded, a bullet pass- 
ing through his ankle as he at- 
tempted to hold up his regimental 
flag when the color bearer was shot 

The war over, Mr. Cooke en- 
tered Bucknell, receiving his A.B. 
degree in 1873 and his A.M. in 

1876. After being graduated from 
Crozer Theological Seminary in 

1877, he served for nine years in 
the Baptist ministry, first in Lima, 
Ohio, and later in Greeley, Colo. 

Because of ill health, he with- 
drew from the ministry and became 
superintendent of schools in Weld 
County, Colorado. Then in 1901 
he was appointed clerk of the Su- 
preme Court of Colorado and, 
after taking a law degree at the 
age of 60, was admitted to practice 
in both state and federal courts. 
Since 1904 Mr. Cooke had made 
his home in Philadelphia. Surviv- 
ing are his widow, the former 
Helen Naudain, of Middletown, 
Dela., two daughters, and a broth- 
er, Jerome, of Greeley, Colo. 


The first 63 years of Mr. 
Cooke's life were epitomized in the 
following dedicatory note pub- 
lished in L' Agenda of 1906: 

"Clerk of the Supreme Court of 
the State of Colorado; President of 
the Alumni Association of Buck- 
nell University: for more than a 
quarter of a century a devoted 
friend and generous contributor to 
his Alma Mater; a soldier who en- 
dured the hardships and perils of 
field and camp throughout the great 
Civil War, although four times 
wounded and stricken down in de- 
fense of the stars and stripes, yet 
he remained an undaunted soldier 
to the finish of the war; a faithful 
minister of the Gospel, regretfully 
withdrawing from abundantly 
blessed pulpit labors only when 
cruelly attacked by old time soldier 
wounds; a citizen whose busy life 
is worthy of praise and whose ex- 
ample is worthy of emulation." 

Mrs. Wolfe, who attended 
Bucknell 10 years before Mr. 
Cooke, was the oldest member of a 
prominent Bucknell family. She 
was the mother of Dr. Mary 
Wolfe, '96, Joseph M. Wolfe, 
'89, and Mrs. Martha W. 
Kalp, '05, as well as of Katherine 
Wolfe, I. '90, who died in 1900. 

Five years after her graduation 
from the Institute she married the 
late Charles S. Wolfe, later State 
Senator and one-time candidate for 
Governor of Pennsylvania on the 
Prohibitionist ticket. Her husband 
died in Harrisburg in 1891. 


A pioneer worker in many 
Union County and Lewisburg 
civic organizations, Mrs. Wolfe 
was organizing regent of the Shike- 
limo Chapter, Daughters of the 
American Revolution, past presi- 
dent of the Bucknell Alumnae 
Club, and a member of the Lewis- 
burg Civic Club, Women's Chris- 
tian Temperance Union, and many 
church groups. 

At the time of her death on Feb- 
ruary 1 2 she was residing with her 
daughter, Dr. Mary Wolfe, who 
is director of the Laurelton State 
Village, west of Lewisburg. 

Mrs. Smith, who attended the 
Institute half a dozen years after 
Mrs. Wolfe, died February 1 1 in 
the Pittston Hospital, where she 
was taken after suffering an injury 
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District Clubs 


On January 6 at the Town Hall 
Club in New York City, 66 mem- 
bers attended a dinner meeting for 
which the program was arranged 
by a younger alumni committee 
consisting of graduates from 1930 
to 1938. Jack O'Donnell, '37, 
and Dick Gilbert, '36, deserve espe- 
cial credit for this work. Charles 
Gwynne, '36. again was our effi- 
cient "orchestra" at the piano, 
while Red Lowther. '14. led us in 
Bucknell songs. 

The Rev. Edward Kunkle, '97, 
chairman of the Scholarship Com- 
mittee, reported that all alumni in 
our area have received a letter and 
literature concerning the project 
with an invitation in the form of 
a pledge card to cooperate in this 
worthy undertaking. He and the 
Committee feel certain that suffi- 
cient response and support will 
come from our alumni to insure 
that a worthy student will enter 
Bucknell this fall from this area 
on a Metropolitan Alumni Schol- 

In response to a request by Eu- 
gene Rohr, '36, for more active 
alumni help to aid graduates in 
securing positions, the chairman 
announced that Walter P. Leland. 
580 Fifth Avenue, had been re- 
tained by the University to assist 
our graduates both in vocational 
guidance and in securing positions, 
and that Mr. Leland would be glad 
to see any of our graduates by ap- 
pointment. The chairman again 
requested alumni to advise him 
promptly of any openings coming 
to their attention, so that he could 
use them in aiding many who come 
to him for employment assistance. 

Jack O'Donnell then introduced 
Carl Cannon, of N. B. C, who 
gave an interesting address on tele- 
vision. After the address Mr. 
Cannon answered questions from 
the floor until the chairman was 
forced to call a halt because of the 
lateness of the hour. 

The next meeting on Friday eve- 
ning, February 10, was the pre- 
sentation of the Bucknell Glee 
Club concert by the combined New 
York and New Jersey groups of 
our Association at the Hotel Mc- 
Alpin ball room. Prior to the con- 
cert the 66 members of the Glee 
Club and about 3 5 alumni en- 

joyed dinner in the Marine Grill 
of the McAlpin, where the hotel 
orchestra played favorite Bucknell 
songs which the Glee Club and 
alumni picked up and sang with 

In spite of inclement weather, 
more than 425 alumni and guests 
attended the concert and were 
greeted at the door and ushered to 
their seats by ten women graduates. 
Approximately 100 of our guests 
were prospective students or par- 
ents of prospective students. The 
highlight of the evening, naturally, 
was the delightful recital offered 
by the Glee Club under the direc- 
tion of Professor Le Mon. After 
many encores the concert was 
brought to a close as everyone 
present joined in singing the Alma 

Interest and support is growing 
in our Metropolitan Associations. 
To date 106 of our alumni have 
sent in their $2.00 dues for the 
year 1938-39. This is good prog- 
ress but still a very low percentage 
of our 1,000 alumni. If support 
continues to grow as we anticipate, 
we hope to have in the future suffi- 
cient funds to increase our activi- 
ties and to help out many of the 
worthy needs of Bucknell. 

Rhoda Lee Coster. '33, 


The Bucknell University Club 
of Baltimore held a dinner meeting 
on Monday, January 30. at the 
Rail Grill. Among the 23 persons 
at the dinner were three prospective 
students and several guests. L. 
Francis Lybarger, Jr., showed 
motion pictures of college activities 
at Bucknell and of the Bucknell- 
Penn State Game. 

President J. Fred Moore, '22, 
presided. This was the first meet- 
ing of the second year of our or- 
ganized club, and, from all reports, 
we expect to add a number of new 
members to our list this year. 

We were pleased to have Mrs. 
Charles E. Hay. '83, our oldest 
member, and Raymond A. Kan- 
yuck, '36, our youngest member, 
present at this meeting. 

Eleanor L. Buchholz, '31, 



More than 7 5 members and 
guests enjoyed the program pre- 
sented for the Bucknell Alumnae 
Club of Lewisburg when that or- 
ganization marked its annual cele- 
bration of Guest Night on Tues- 
day, February 14. with a one-act 
play presented by the Lewisburg 
Theatre Guild as the principal 

Miss Vera Finkelstein of the 
Theatre Guild directed the pre- 
sentation of "Ladies in Moon- 
light" with a cast of five women, 
two of them Bucknell alumnae. 
Miss Lulu Miller, '32, and Mrs. 
Clyde Burgee. '36. The play was 
an attractive historical sketch por- 
traying the true personalities of the 
wives of five famous United States 
Presidents. Miss Inez Robison, 
'28, sang two very lovely solos to 
complete one of the most enjoyable 
meetings in the memory of club 
members. Refreshments were 

served by a committee headed by 
Mrs. Leiser Johnson, '33. 

In a short business meeting pre- 
ceding the play, Mrs. Earl Moyer, 
'28, club president, appointed the 
following committees for the com- 
ing year: Nominating. Mrs. Brown 
Focht, '26, Miss Mary Kunkle, 
14, and Mrs. W. S. Galloway, 
'15: Social, Mrs. Paul Showalter, 
'33, Mrs. Herbert Grice, '19, and 
Mrs. David Crossgrove, '28: Pro- 
gram, Mrs. M. L. Drum, '98, Mrs. 
Martha Kalp, '05. and Miss Anna 
Judd, '00: and Music, Miss Jessie 
Pangburn, '23. 

Dr. W. H. Eyster, professor of 
botany, will be the speaker at the 
club's next meeting on Tuesday, 
April 11. 

Trennie E. Eisley. '31, 



The Bucknell Alumnae Club of 
Philadelphia held a luncheon 
meeting Saturday, February 1 1 . at 
Whitman's Tea Room, Chestnut 

Miss Alice Roberts, '23. wel- 
comed the members and their 

President Arnaud C. Marts was 
the speaker and reported on the 
progress of the University. 
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MARCH, 1939 

Local Notes 

Staff Enlarged 
In Engineering 

The instructional work of 
Bucknell's Engineering depart- 
ments was strengthened at the be- 
ginning of the current semester by 
the appointment of three men to 
the departmental staff. 

The new appointees are Harmar 
A. Weeden, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., 
who is serving as an instructor in 
civil engineering: Clinton C. Hon- 
eywell, of Cornell University, 
named as a laboratory assistant in 
electrical engineering, and William 
J. Crissman, of Williamsport, Pa., 
engaged as a machinist under the 
supervision of the mechanical engi- 
neering department. 

A graduate of Cornell, Weeden 
has been employed by the Republic 
Steel Corporation in Youngstown, 
Ohio. Honeywell has been a re- 
search assistant at Cornell. Criss- 
man was employed as a machinist 
by the Lycoming Manufacturing 
Company and the Darling Valve 
Company in Williamsport. 


Gift of a four-cylinder 75-horse- 
power Diesel engine to the mechan- 
ical engineering department was 
announced at the same time by 
President Marts. The engine is 
the gift of John M. Wilson, of 
Pittsburgh, a trustee of the Uni- 
versity and president of the Na- 
tional Supply Company. 

Dr. Richard L. Anthony, pro- 
fessor of mechanical engineering, 
also announced the recent acquisi- 
tion by the engineering department 
of a new 1 50-horsepower dynamo- 
meter to be used for running effi- 
ciency and power tests. 

Although a number of changes 
in the design of the new Engineer- 
ing Building have caused work on 
that structure to be deferred for 
several months, it is believed that 
the proposed alterations will result 
in maximum usefulness for the 
completed building. According to 
present plans, construction will be 
resumed this spring, with the 
building ready for use by the start 
of the second semester next year. 


Eight Chinese students will be 
enabled to attend college for a year, 
with both room and board pro- 
vided, as the result of a funds- 
raising campaign completed by 
Bucknell students. Nine hundred 
fifty of the University's 1 .300 stu- 
dents aided the project. 


Bucknell has acquired a Lewis- 
burg home which will be converted 
into a college-operated dining room 
to accommodate 40 men students. 
Located at 321-323 South Sixth 
Street, the property, formerly 
owned by Miss Anna Judd. '00, 
will undergo alterations this spring 
and be ready for use in the fall. 

Decision to establish the new 
dining room, announced several 
months ago by University officials, 
was prompted by requests from 
many parents of entering freshmen 
who wish to know in advance that 
their sons will be privileged to take 
their meals in a dining room under 
college supervision. 


If central Pennsylvanians want 
to know what's happening in 
China, or if they wonder how 
difficult it is to earn one's way 
through college, all they need do 
to find out is to send a hurry call 
to Bucknell's flourishing Student 
Speakers Bureau. 

Sponsored by the public speak- 
ing department, the bureau has 
provided speakers and entertainers 
for countless meetings of service 
clubs, high schools, Parent-Teach- 
er Associations, women's clubs, and 
other groups. 

Student speakers are not talking 
from mere theoretical knowledge. 
Dr. Robert T. Oliver, assistant 
professor of public speaking, points 
out. For instance, the bureau's ex- 
pert on the Sino-Japanese conflict 
is Lloyd Kimm. a native of Korea, 
while the student who speaks on 
working his way through college 
has virtually supported himself 
since entering Bucknell three years 

Alumnae Turn to 
Home, Schoolroom 

Home-making and teaching con- 
tinue to be the favored occupations 
of Bucknell's women graduates, a 
survey conducted by the University 
among alumnae of the last five 
years indicates. 

More than a score of vocations 
were listed by the 264 women, 
representing 65 per cent of the girls 
graduated from 19 34 to 1938, 
who responded to the question- 
naire. An even hundred women 
are teaching, while 87 checked the 
title "housewife." 

Among the trends noted by the 
study over a five-year period was 
a growing interest in business as a 
career for women graduates. Of 
1 7 recent alumnae working in the 
field of business, 1 2 are members 
of the classes of 193 7 and 1938. 
Seven members of last June's class 
are taking advanced secretarial 

Other occupations reported by 
the graduates include: social work. 
7: laboratory technician or nurse, 
10: secretary or stenographer, 10: 
graduate work, 12: Y. W. C. A. 
work, 2: medical school, 2: librar- 
ian. 2: professional model, news- 
paper work, missionary, art gal- 
lery, research chemist, and book 
salesman, 1 each. 

The occupational research pro- 
ject was part of a larger study of 
Bucknell's feminine population 
which showed that during the past 
five years the number of coeds spe- 
cializing in Commerce and Finance 
and Education has shown a marked 


Bucknell's extracurricular pro- 
gram went ultra-modern this 
month with the organization of a 
Flying Club which will make its 
headquarters at the Sunbury Air- 

John R. Auten, of Lewisburg, 
was elected president of the club, 
which includes two coeds as mem- 


New Marigold Created 
By Dr. W. H. Eyster, '14 

A new variety of marigold or- 
iginated in Bucknell's botanical 
laboratory is being introduced to 
the general public this spring. 
Representing a hybrid between the 
large African marigold and the 
deep red French marigold, the 
flower was created on a laboratory 
scale by Dr. William H. Eyster, 
professor of botany at Bucknell, 
and has been developed commer- 
cially by the W. Atlee Burpee 
Company, of Philadelphia. 

Described as the Red and Gold 
Hybrid Marigold, the new bloom 
was featured in a preview February 
28 in the Grand Ballroom of the 
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. New York 
City. On March 6 it was intro- 
duced in Philadelphia at the Belle- 
vue-Stratford; later it will be ex- 
hibited at the International Flower 

By crossing the African and 
French species of marigold, Dr. 

Eyster secured a quantity of seed 
which, after further development 
at the Burpee Company's Flora- 
dale, Calif., farms, yielded a flower 
growing 1\'i to 3 inches across, 
nearly three times the dimension of 
the little French marigold. 

The Red and Gold Hybrids are 
the earliest of all marigolds, as 
they come into bloom in less than 
eight weeks from seed. They are 
profusely blooming, and have been 
known to blossom for seven 
months. In color the hybrids vary 
from almost pure golden-yellow to 
bright mahogany-scarlet, while 
some of the flowers are combina- 
tions of red and gold. 

In recognition of his work as a 
creator of new flowers, Dr. Eyster 
has been invited to address the In- 
ternational Congress of Genetics at 
Edinburgh, Scotland. August 23- 
30. 1939. 

Recommends Parents Attend 
Regional Alumni Meetings 

A recommendation that parents 
of Bucknell students be invited, as 
a general practice, to attend regional 
alumni meetings was made at the 
last executive committee session of 
the newly-organized Father's As- 

Already the Metropolitan 
Alumni Association has invited the 
parents on two occasions, and sev- 
eral other alumni groups have also 
requested copies of the list of fath- 
ers and mothers. 

In a greeting to the Father's As- 
sociation, Dr. Carl L. Millward, 
'06, president of the General 
Alumni Association, welcomed the 
group into the "larger circle of in- 
terested friends of Bucknell" and 
urged the parents to attend regional 
alumni meetings. 

Among other recommendations 
drafted by the executive committee 
of the Father's Association were the 

1. That a committee of fathers 
be appointed to work with the 
local committee in planning the 
next Father's Day banquet. 

2. That President Joseph D. 
McKee's generous offer be accepted 
that he provide a silver cup which 
shall be given to that fraternity or 

residence group which has the most 

attractive house decoration on next 
Father's Day. 

3. That the Father's Associa- 
tion provide an inexpensive prize 
to be awarded between the halves 
of the Father's Day football game 
to that freshman who, being dis- 
ciplined by the Senior Tribunal, 
appears in the most outlandish cos- 

4. That a committee of fathers 
living in different geographical cen- 
ters be appointed for the combined 
purpose of carrying to the com- 
munity important news of Buck- 
nell and of assisting President 
Marts and Bucknell's field repre- 
sentatives in interesting in Buck- 
nell the best qualified students in 
local high schools. 


Designed to foster high academic 
standards among new students, 
chapters of honorary fraternities 
for freshman men and women 
have been installed at Bucknell 
within the past year. 

The men's group, Phi Eta Sigma, 
made its appearance on the campus 
two months ago, while the soror- 
ity, Alpha Lambda Delta, was in- 
troduced late last year. They limit 
achieving an 85 per cent average. 



A $6,000 fund to provide 
scholarships at Bucknell for Lew- 
isburg girls was provided for in 
the will of Miss Lillian Beale, 
I. '84, who died recently. Miss 
Beale also received a baccalaureate 
degree from Bucknell in 1905 and 
her M.Litt. three years later. 

According to the terms of the 
bequest, Bucknell receives an out- 
right grant of $6,000 with which 
to establish four scholarships, one 
to be awarded each year, to girl 
graduates of the Lewisburg High 
School. The awards will be known 
as the Ella and Lillian Beale 
Scholarships, with the recipients to 
be selected by the principal and 
faculty of the Lewisburg High 

For many years Miss Beale was 
a school teacher in Lewisburg. 


Among the most interesting of 
the congratulatory messages was 
one from Mrs. Robert Lowry, 
widow of the famed hymn-writer, 
who is still living in Plainfield, 
N. J. In her letter Mrs. Lowry re- 
marked that the Bucknell alumnus 
and professor had always consid- 
ered his hymn-writing as a side 
issue. "Music with me has always 
been an efflorescence, while preach- 
ing has been my fruitage," Dr. 
Lowry once said. "I would rather 
preach a gospel sermon to an ap- 
preciative congregation, than write 
a hymn." 

Scores of comments from alum- 
ni, churchmen, and musicians have 
been received during recent weeks 
by University officials who ar- 
ranged and presented the Robert 
Lowry radio hymn sing on Jan- 
uary 21. 


President Arnaud C. Marts was 
the guest of The University Club, 
New York, at a dinner tendered 
by the members of the Club to the 
presidents of their Alma Mater. 
Seventy-two presidents of univer- 
sities and colleges in the United 
States, Canada, and England at- 


Twenty-four states and two 
foreign countries are represented 
this year in Bucknell's enrollment 
of 1,879 regular, summer, and ex- 
tension students, according to Reg- 
istrar H. W. Holter. 

MARCH, 1939 



(Continued from Page 8) 

About 40 persons attended the 
monthly meeting of the Bucknell 
Alumni Club of Harrisburg 
Thursday, February 2, at the Uni- 
versity Club. Boyd R. Sheddan, 
'26, president, was in charge of 
the meeting. 

Mr. Van Fleet, of the United 
States Secret Service, was the 
speaker, discussing money and 


A testimonial dinner to Arnaud 
C. Marts, Bucknell's president, was 
held February 1 7 at the Neff Hotel, 
Sunbury, by more than 60 alumni 
from Sunbury and vicinity. A f 
the same time tribute was paid to 
Mrs. S. W. Pomeroy, '72, of Sun- 

The alumni club elected the fol- 
lowing officers: Charles A. Fry- 
ling, '13, president; Reginald P. 
Merridew, '37, secretary; Paul W. 
Boggess. '17, treasurer; Miss Kath- 
erine Reed, '18, Sterling T. Post, 
' 1 7, John Hilbish, '11, and Lewis 
A. Eyster, '17, executive commit- 

Flowers were presented to Mrs. 
Pomeroy, George F. Keefer, of the 
Class of 1886, President Marts, 
and L. Francis Lybarger, Jr. 

In his address President Marts 
explained the relationship between 
the work being done in Bucknell 
and the work of the world. 

The president was introduced by 
Irwin A. DeWitt, '00, Sunbury 
attorney, who commented upon 
the physical expansion, curriculum 
enrichment, increased enrollment, 
and spiritual change noted at 
Bucknell during the Marts admin- 
istration. "A new hope, a fixed 
determination is gripping trustees, 
faculty, student body, alumni, and 
a friendly public to cooperate in 
making Bucknell a great institu- 
tion of learning," Mr. DeWitt de- 


Dr. Ralph E. Page, professor of 
political science at Bucknell, was 
the speaker at the most recent meet- 
ing of the South Jersey Alumni 
Club held at the Woodbury Coun- 
try Club. 

A Bucknell songfest was led by 
Larry Kimball, '23, of Vineland, 
with Miss Frances Harris, '27, of 
Haddonfield, at the piano. An 
original song prepared especially 

WHERE ARE 1880*s 

Where are the missing Memo- 
rials of the Class of 1880? 

The University has been seeking 
an answer to this mystery since it 
became known that the memorial 
metal plaques originally placed on 
the columns of Old Main disap- 
peared some time after the fire in 

Since the University desires to 
place these class memorials on their 
old locations on the columns, this 
is an appeal to members of the 
Class of 1880, or to alumni in 
general, for information concern- 
ing the missing circular plaques. 

"If anyone has knowledge of 
their whereabouts, we should like 
to have them returned," Treasurer 
D. L. Ranck, '16, said. "Should 
anyone know of a photograph that 
is sufficiently sharp to enable us to 
have reproductions made, we 
should like to have the photo- 


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in a fall at her home. Surviving 
are three sons, J. Futhey and Percy 
F. Smith, West Pittston, and 
Charles K. Smith, of Paris, France. 
Mr. Sheppard, who was gradu- 
ated from Brown University after 
transferring from Bucknell, was a 
native and life-long resident of 
Bridgeton, N. J., where he acted 
as city solicitor for many terms. He 
was also an authority on South 
Jersey history. 

for the occasion was contributed 
by Dr. E. C. Corson, '92, of 


The regular meeting of the 
Cleveland Alumni Club was held 
February 2 at Russet's cafeteria 
with 28 persons attending. Ellis 
C. Persing, '11, president, presided. 

Highlight of the business meet- 
ing was the appointment of a 
committee to discuss the possibility 
of establishing a Cleveland alumni 
scholarship. L. Francis Lybarger, 
Jr., showed motion pictures of 
campus activities. 


The annual session of the New 
England Alumni Club has been 
scheduled for April 21. Although 
the place has not yet been definitely 
selected, it will probably be in 
northern Connecticut. 


Translations from Hispanic 
Poets, The Hispanic Society of 
America, New York, 1938. 

Among the translators who pre- 
pared this volume is Jessie R. Wen- 
dell, '24, a member of the staff of 
the Hispanic Society from 1930 
to 1937. She has also had several 
original poems published in Voices, 
The New York Times, The New 
York Herald-Tribune, and else- 


A resolution on the death of the 
late Dr. Emory W. Hunt, who as- 
sumed Bucknell's presidency 20 
years ago this June, was passed at 
the semi-annual meeting of the 
Board of Trustees in December. 

In their memorial to the man 
who led Bucknell from 1919 to 
1931 the Trustees said, "His kind, 
friendly, Christ-like spirit drew 
people to him in the bonds of 
warmest friendship." The resolu- 
tion referred to his "wise and pro- 
gressive leadership" during the 
period of expansion which marked 
his administration. 

At the same meeting the Trus- 
tees adopted a resolution expressing 
sorrow on the passing of Mrs. 
John Howard Harris, wife of 
Bucknell's 30-year president. 


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tennis schedule appears a cut above 
last year's card. 

Charley Eyer, distance runner 
from Lewisburg, is captain of the 
trackmen who, taking advantage 
of better facilities in Davis Gym- 
nasium, have been working out 
throughout the winter months. 

If the hardbitten grid fan still 
is unwilling to concede the merits 
of basketball, boxing, tennis, base- 
ball, and track, he can always stroll 
out to the Stadium and watch 
Coach Al Humphreys seek replace- 
ments, in spring football drills, 
for the 10 seniors he is losing. 





Mrs. T. S. Johnston, the former Hattie 
Henry, is living at 228 Church Road. 
Ardmore. Pa- 


George T. Bailey celebrated his 91st 
birthday anniversary on February 1 3 
at his home in LaPlume, Pa. 


Continuing his daily duties as usual. 
William C. Walls, president of the Lewis- 
burg National Bank, observed his 87th 
birthday anniversary January 27. 


A tribute to the Hon. Oliver B. Dick- 
inson as a "just, learned and courageous 
judge" was featured in the January issue 
of The Shingle, publication of the Phila- 
delphia Bar Association. 

An appreciation of Judge Dickinson's 
career since he was appointed to the bench 
of the U.S. District Court. Eastern Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania, in 1914. the sketch 
mentioned the jurist's "love of all human- 
kind, recognition of the existence of hu- 
man frailties and the reconstructive value 
of mercy". 

"His judicial thinking is forward-look- 
ing, liberal, humane, practical". The 
Shingle commented. "Stemming from 
the ground-roots of our common law. it 
rejects stare decisis to do substantial jus- 
tice, and is perturbed neither by the possi- 
bility nor the fact of reversal. With Jus- 
tice Brandeis, he agrees that ofttimes 'not 
consistency but persistence is the jewel'.' 


Thomas L. Lewis died October 10. 
1938. at Carlisle, Pa., in his 85th year. 
A native of South Wales, he arrived in 
America at the age of eight. He received 
his A.M. degree from Bucknell in 1883. 
the same year he was graduated from 
Crozer Theological Seminary. Of his 
five pastorates, averaging about five years 
each, four were in Pennsylvania, and one 
in New Jersey. His son. Rev. Marple M. 
Lewis, is pastor of the Washington Street 
Church, Orange, N. J. 


When Mrs. I. Harrison O'Harra. the 
former Margaret Tustin, marked her birth- 
day anniversary on January 23, her many 
civic activities were described in the Phila- 
delphia Inquirer. She was one of the 
founders of the Playground Association 
of Philadelphia, an incorporator of the 
Public Education Association, and former 
vice-president of the State Federation of 
Pennsylvania Women. Author of several 
biographies. Mrs. O'Harra is a director of 
the State Mission Society of Pennsylvania, 
member of the advisory board. Republican 
Women of Philadelphia County, and a 
founder of the Bucknell Alumnae Club of 


Rev. William E. Staub has moved from 
Drexel Hill to 221 West Johnson Street. 

A retired teacher. Waller S. Harley is 
residing at 498 Rugby Road. Brooklyn. 
N. Y. 


Word has been received of the death of 
John D. Minnick, who passed away April 
25. 1938. in Mount Airy. N. C. 


The First Baptist Church of Port Jer- 
vis. N. Y.. of which Rev. Charles De- 
Woody is pastor, recently celebrated its 
100th anniversary. The Rev. Mr. De- 
Woody has served the Port Jervis Church 
for nearly 20 years. 


Willard A. Laning, aged 67, retired 
Pittsburgh public school principal, died 
January 16. His home was in Beechview, 
Pa. A teacher in Irwin High School and 
principal of Tarentum High School before 
joining the Pittsburgh school system in 
1913. he taught in Fifth Avenue and 
South Hills High Schools, becoming prin- 
cipal of Franklin School in 19 25. He had 
been active in various Masonic groups. 

Mr. Laning was a brother of Mrs. C. 
E. Grove, the former Lizzie Laning. '87. 

William H. Rodgers. '97 

Two of his children. Willard A. Laning. 
Jr., '27. and Mrs. J. Donald Everitt. who 
was Mary Laning, '30. also attended Buck- 


One of the University's most prominent 
alumnae. Mrs. Joseph R. Wood, the form- 
er Eliza Bell, died January 24 in Reading, 
where her husband was pastor of the First 
Baptist Church. The daughter of A. K. 
Bell, one-time Bucknell treasurer, she 
taught Latin, history, and mathematics in 
the Institute for seven years. Death was 
caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 
67 years old. 

Her husband, who was also graduated 
in 1894. served as assistant to the president 
during the administration of Dr. Emory 
W. Hunt: for a time he was also acting 
dean. She shared with the Rev. Mr. 
Wood the work of Baptist pastorates in 
Philadelphia. Hollidaysburg. and Pitts- 

While at Lewisburg Mrs. Wood or- 
ganized the Faculty Committee of College 
Women, was president of the Lewisburg 
Women's Club, and was active in all mis- 
sionary work. In Pittsburgh and Reading, 

she served as president of the Women's 
Interdenominational Missionary Society. 
She was the first vice-president of the 
Pennsylvania Baptist Convention, and 
served as an officer and on committees of 
the State Women's Mission Society. 

When the new John Warren Davis 
Gymnasium was opened to intercollegiate 
competition January 14, Dr. Harvey F. 
Smith, of Harrisburg. a member of the 
Board of Trustees, was among those taking 
part in a brief ceremony marking the oc- 
casion. In his remarks Dr. Smith paid 
tribute to Judge John Warren Davis. '96. 
and President Marts, and called the atten- 
tion of his 1.400 listeners to the service 
rendered by Tustin Gymnasium for nearly 
a half century. 

Mrs. W. H. Topping, who was Mabel 
Thomas, has moved to Stratford, N. J. 


Dr. B. Meade Wagenseller is making his 
home in Richfield. Pa. 

A new address for Mr. and Mrs. £zra 
Allen is R. D. 2. Box 91 A. Deland, Fla. 
Mrs. Allen was Mary Putnam, '90. 


As historian of the Pennsylvania Soci- 
ety, Sons of the American Revolution. 
Lewis C. Walkinshaw conducts a weekly 
radio broadcast on history, particularly 
that of western Pennsylvania. He has pre- 
sented more than 175 historical broadcasts. 
His home is in Greensburg. Pa. 

Lewis J. Keiser has moved from Wat- 
sontown to State College. Pa. 


A heart ailment proved fatal on Febru- 
ary 7 to William H. Rodgers. Sr.. aged 
64. of Allentown, secretary of the Allen- 
town School Board from 193 2 to 193 8. 

A native of Allentown. Mr. Rodgers 
attended Bucknell Academy and the Uni- 
versity, where he was a member of Phi 
Kappa Psi fraternity. Shortly after the 
turn of the century he became engaged in 
the slate business at Slatington. 

In 1919 he returned to Allentown as 
chief clerk for Mack Brothers Motor Car 
Company, predecessor of Mack Trucks, 
and when the Bethlehem Motors Corpora- 
tion was formed, he became its secretary- 
treasurer. When the Hahn-Selden Cor- 
poration took over the Bethlehem prop- 
erties, he became secretary-treasurer of the 

Surviving are his wife, the former 
Edith Shepard. '01, and the following 
children: William H. Rodgers. Jr.. '26. 
John S. Rodgers. '3 6. Elizabeth Rodgers. 
'28. Mrs. Ralph Feick. who was Mary 
Rodgers. '28, and Mrs. Frederick Arbo- 
gast. He was a brother of Mrs. Anna R. 
James, the former Anna Mary Rodgers. 


A feed mill owned and operated in Union 
City. Pa., by Roy B. Mulkie was burned 
to the ground February 5 with a loss esti- 
mated at $60,000. Mr. Mulkie had just 
completed a renovation of the mill, in- 
cluding installation of electric power. The 
only equipment saved was that of the 
office. Insurance covered the entire loss. 
Mr. Mulkie had been operating the mill 
for the past 3 1 years, together with a coal 
business immediately across the street. 

MARCH. 1939 


The Rev. H. C. Downing is now living 
at 6 8 Park Avenue. Binghamton. N. Y. 


The Rev. John E. Calvin is now mak- 
ing his home at 1 29 Stark Avenue. Penn 
Yan. N. Y. The Rev. Mr. Calvin retired 
from the Baptist ministry two years ago 
after 3 5 years of service. 

Mrs. Carrie Bartleson. who was Carrie 
E. Devitt, has moved to 9 54 Ridge Ave- 
nue. Sharpsville. Pa. 


New address: Sener C. Bell, 3 15 Insur- 
ance Building. Waterloo. Iowa. 


Working with the Johns-Manville 
Company. William J. Peacock lives at 
West De Pere, Wis. 


John E. Williams died in January at 
his home in San Jose. Calif. Former super- 
intendent of schools at Dunmore. Pa.. Mr. 
Williams had resided in California for the 
past 30 years. His daughter is a member 
of the faculty at San Jose College. 


Jay F. Bond's new address is Armour 
and Company. 80 Eighth Avenue. New 
York. N. Y. 


The correct address of Edwin P. Grif- 
fiths is 906 West Main Street. Medford. 


Miss Lillian Beale. retired school teach- 
er, died January 1 at her home in Lewis- 
burg following a brief serious illness. A 
native of Lewisburg. she had been a semi- 
invalid for nine years. With the exception 
of about 1 2 years, when she resided in 
Florida, she spent virtually her entire life 
in Lewisburg. 

Miss Beale retired from active teaching 
service about 1 8 years ago. She was a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. Charles H. Scheick is pastor of the 
Lynnhurst Baptist Church of Indianapolis. 
He has the largest Baptist Sunday School 
in the city. 

New address for Miss Nelle J. Thomas 
is R. F. D. 3. Tyrone. Pa. 

J. S. Ausherman deals in bonds and real 
estate at Chambersburg. Pa. 

The Post Office Department informs us 
that Hayden Prout has moved across the 
continent from Mauch Chunk. Pa., to 
305 South Oakhurst Street, Beverley Hills. 

Robert F. Sheppard has moved from 
Runnymede. N. J., to 439 Broadway. 
Camden. N. J. 


Sophia L. Bodler died January 1 3 at 
her home in Germania. Pa. 

Miss Beatrice P. Weill is making her 
home at 35 South Duke Street. York, Pa. 


Miss Nellie E. Learning, retired librarian 
of the Port Richmond branch of the Phil- 
adelphia Free Library, died February 6 at 
her home. 143 7 North Fifteenth Street. 
Philadelphia. She was 6 2 years old. Miss 
Learning had retired five years ago after a 
library career which began in Camden 35 
years ago. 

The Pennsylvania State Education Asso- 
ciation elected John B. Boyer. assistant 
superintendent of Northumberland County 
schools, as a delegate to the San Francisco 

convention of the National Education As- 
sociation July 2 to 6. 

John S. Speicher, national A. A. U. 
wrestling champion in the 118-pound 
class, is the son of Mrs. Mary Stanton 
Speicher. He captained the University of 
Michigan wrestling team last year. 

Rev. Edwin W. Saylor is pastor of the 
First Baptist Church at Cumberland. Md. 

New addresses: Mrs. Benjamin L. Grier. 
the former Nina Hackenberg, 33 00 Forest 
Park Avenue, Baltimore. Md. : Mrs. Wil- 
liam R. Lyon, the former Mary S. Wed- 
dle, 316 East Speedway. Tucson. Ariz. 

"A World of Symbols", an article by 
Dr. Leo L. Rockwell, was featured in the 
Januarv issue of the Colgate Alumni News. 
In the article Dr. Rockwell discussed the 
work of the Colgate School of Languages, 
which he heads. 


A new address for Mrs. J. A. Jackson, 
the former Hazel M. Craig, and her daugh- 
ter. Hazel M. Jackson. '3 7. is in care of 
Mrs. N. C. Linton. Henry Avenue and 
Penn Street. Philadelphia. 

Preston M. Savidge is living at Mon- 
tandon, Pa. 

Albert W. Owens has moved to 21 
Hastings Road. Belmont. Mass. 


On January 18. Mabel Johnson Vie- 
hoever sailed with her husband. Dr. Arno 
Viehoever. and their twelve-year-old son, 
Kent, for Germany, where they were joined 
by their daughter. Ellen, who has been 
studying at the University of Munich. 
From Germany they went to Bangkok. 
Siam. where Dr. Voehoever has accepted 
the invitation of the government to become 
connected with the Department of Science, 
to organize and direct a special research 
unit dealing with the exploration, evalua- 
tion, and adequate utilization of domestic 
curative and nutritive agents. Dr. Vie- 
hoever has been curator, research professor, 
and director of the Gross Laboratory for 
Biological and Biochemical Research of the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. 

Roy A. Fetterman is now living at 5 1 6 
Burnham Road. Mt. Airy. Philadelphia. 


Ellis C. Persing is head of the Depart- 
ment of Natural Science at Western Reserve 
University's School of Education. Cleve- 
land. He is the author of six textbooks 
in science that are used widely in public 
schools throughout the United States. 

Mrs. George H. Plant. Jr.. the former 
Eleanor G. JRaup. is living at 3717 Fern- 
dale Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 


Athletic director and coach at Boys Vo- 
cational High School in Baltimore, Md., is 
Victor A. Schmid. who is much in demand 
as a basketball referee. He handled many 
contests at the Naval Academy during the 
past season. 


Stricken while attending a legal confer- 
ence. Samuel Knox White died January 13 
in Philadephia. where for about 1 5 years 
he had been a member of the law firm of 
Peck and White, Liberty Title and Trust 

Born near Gettysburg, he attended the 
University of Indiana Law School after 
being graduated from Bucknell. He was a 
member of the Manufacturers Club and the 
Lawyers Club of Philadelphia. 

Earl M. Richards has been appointed 
assistant vice-president of the Republic 
Steel Corporation, with which he has been 

associated since 1930, during the past 
three years as assistant to the vice-president 
in charge of operations. In his new posi- 
tion. Mr. Richards will continue to have 
charge of the operations of the corpora- 
tion's subsidiaries. Mr. Richards is a 
member of Bucknell's Board of Trustees. 

W. H. Edwards was elected vice-presi- 
dent and general manager of the Lehigh 
and New England Railroad Company on 
January 1. Previously, he had been gen- 
eral superintendent of the company. He 
was graduated in Civil Engineering. 

Henry S. Steele, husband of Helen 
Wedekindt, died January 3 in Niagara 
Falls, N. Y., where he was an engineer. 
He was 49 years old. 


Frederick O. Schnure. electrical super- 
intendent for the Maryland plant of the 
Bethlehem Steel Company, has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Baltimore County 
Board of Education. 

Largely responsible for the high posi- 
tion held by the new Museum and Library 
of the Chicago Historical Society is L. H. 
Shattuck. director of the Society since 
19 27. The Society's exhibitions, library 
reference work, and educational activities 
are carried out under Mr. Shattuck's sup- 

Since taking the position in Chicago. 
Mr. Shattuck has written many articles on 
historical museum planning and activities, 
has been a radio commentator on Chicago 
and United States history, and has de- 
veloped new methods for installation of 
exhibits in historical museums, making 
them more valuable for visual educational 

Prior to his acceptance of the Historical 
Society directorship. Mr. Shattuck was 
special agent for the U. S. Department of 
Labor, director of industrial relations for 
the National Carbon Company, and assist- 
ant director of the Cleveland Community 

New addresses: Lieut. Leonard B. Aus- 
tin, Naval War College. Newport. R. I. : 
Rev. John L. Gehman. 22 Chalmers St., 
Edinburgh. Scotland: Mrs. Guy W. Mor- 
row, the former Wilma Knapp, 2101 Beek- 
man Place, Brooklyn. N. Y. The Rev. 
Mr. Gehman had been residing in Inde- 
pendence, Kan. 


In the January issue of Church Man- 
agement appeared an article entitled "Re- 
ligion at the Nation's Capital" by Edward 
O. Clark, of Chevy Chase. Reviewing 
Washington's religious life, Mr. Clark 
writes. "The nation's capital, with its in- 
triguing political life, its glamorous social 
whirl and its eminence in the field of art. 
literature and science, is not lacking in its 
past religious heritage nor in its present- 
day spiritual appeal." Mr. Clark is pub- 
licity chairman of the Washington Federa- 
tion of Churches and pastor of the Chevy 
Chase Baptist Church. 

William T. Windsor, attorney and bor- 
ough solicitor at Milton. Pa., was ap- 
pointed assistant district attorney of 
Northumberland County early this year. 
He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar 
in 1933. 


Miss Carrie Foresman, of Lewisburg. 
and Philip D. Jones, of State College, were 
united in marriage February 14 in a cere- 
mony performed at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Fores- 
man. Following the wedding a reception 
was held at the Hotel Lewisburger. 



Mr. and Mrs. Jones will reside at State 
College, but for the present Mrs. Jones 
will continue her association as secretary 
of the Peerless Laundry Company. A na- 
tive of Bradford County. Mr. Jones com- 
pleted the agricultural course at the Penn- 
sylvania State College. He is superin- 
tendent of the dairy herd at the college. 

Formerly a resident of Providence. R. 
I.. Paul W. Vanderburgh has moved to 
1 1 6 Westview Avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. 


The Alumni Office has been notified of 
the death, more than a year ago. of Dr. 
Edwin R. McNutt, aged 43. of Leech- 
burg. Pa., who succumbed February 9, 
1938. following a heart attack. A grad- 
uate of the University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School. Dr. McNutt had been 
practicing medicine in western Pennsyl- 
vania since 1 9 20. 

The Muncy, Pa.. Historical Society has 
named G. Grant Painter as its president. 
Among other officers elected by the society 
were Eugene P. Berlin, first vice-president, 
and Ernest Englehardt, '28. recording sec- 

Address changes: George B. Champion, 
20 South Seventh Street, Stroudsburg. 
Pa.; Mrs. A. H. Munro. Jr., the former 
Margaret Sible, 209 West First Avenue, 
Clearfield, Pa., and Clifford C. Deck, 
795 7 Marquette Avenue, Chicago, 111. 


Earl P. Raub died August 8. 1938, at 
his home, 49 Fairmount Avenue, North 
Arlington, N. J. For several months prior 
to his death he had been suffering from a 
heart ailment and complications. Surviv- 
ing are his widow, Mrs. Edith Raub, his 
mother in Laceyville, Pa., and a sister in 
New York State. 

Mrs. Fred Crossland, who was Ethel 
Remaly before her marriage, is living in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., where her husband is 
pastor of the Advent Lutheran Church. 
For the past 1 5 years they have served 
this pastorate. Their address is 1209 
Avenue P, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Rev. David N. Boswell is pastor of the 
First Baptist Church of Rome, N. Y. 

Mrs. Bryant F. Chapin, the former 
Katherine Puddicombe, lives at 62 Nor- 
walk Avenue, Buffalo. N. Y. 


Chemical engineer with the American 
Chemical Paint Company, Ambler, Pa., is 
the position held by Franklin D. Jones. 
He is engaged now in developing plant 
hormones and has achieved considerable 
prominence among florists and botanists 
for his research in this field. 

David C. Gall, Jr., is a paint manufac- 
turer with headquarters at 25-11 48th 
Street, Long Island City, N. Y. His home 
address is 40-3 2 195th Street, Flushing. 
N. Y. 

Kenneth W. Oakley lives at 40-19 
Murray Street, Flushing, N. Y. 


Recently appointed judge of the Phila- 
delphia Municipal Court, Felix Piekarski 
resides at 5138 Saul Street, Philadelphia. 

New addresses: Julius O. Fraker, 4697 
North Versailles Street, Dallas, Texas; 
John A. Mason, 221 Kenmore Road, Up- 
per Darby, Pa. ; and Thomas E. Owens, 
223 East Broad Street, Nanticoke, Pa. 


Mrs. Joseph B. Kelly, the former Emily 
Devine, is national scholarship director of 
Phi Mu sorority. In this office she super- 

vises academic work of the organization's 
5 7 chapters throughout the country. She 
is president of the New York City Alum- 
nae Association of Phi Mu. Her address 
is 384 East 193rd Street, New York, N. 
Y. Another outstanding Phi Mu is Mrs. 
A. J. Lauer. who was Kathryn Spotts. 
Mrs. Lauer, who lives at 201 2 Davis Ave- 
nue. Whiting. Ind., is president of the 
Chicago Alumnae Association of Phi Mu. 

Rev. D. Hobart Evans is pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church at Hyattsville, Md., 
and speaks frequently before youth con- 
ferences and study groups. 

The following address changes have been 
reported: Mrs. Albert J. Dazley, the form- 
er Louise B. Rutherford, 114 East Front 
Street, Danville, Pa.: Mrs. Philip R. King, 
the former Vera Welsh, 6908 North Wol- 
cott Avenue, Rogers Park Station, Chica- 
go, and George B. Schuyler, 5 60 Lincoln 
Avenue, Williamsport. Pa. 


An English teacher in Hamilton High 
School. Trenton. N. J., Florence D. Corn- 
well hopes to get her M.A. at Teachers 
College this summer. Her permanent ad- 
dress is 80 Fairview Avenue, Plainfield, 
N. J. 

Thomas R. Stem is a plant engineer 
for the Minnesota and Ontario Paper and 
Pulp Corporation at International Falls, 
Minn., where his address is 936 Third St. 

Bright E. Greiner is principal of the 
Santa Fe, N. M.. High School. He moved 
to Santa Fe from Albuquerque. 


Victor H, Bihl, former star Bucknell 
athlete, who once was given honorable 
mention on Walter Camp's All-America 
football team, died February 19 in the 
Emergency Hospital. Washington, D. C. 
He was 3 7 years old. Mr. Bihl, who re- 
sided at Bethesda. Md., a Washington su- 
burb, was a district engineer for the Amer- 
ican Telephone and Telegraph Company 
in Washington. 

Throughout his college career Mr. Bihl 
was varsity center. Besides playing foot- 
ball, he starred on the basketball court. 
He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fra- 
ternity. A native of Harrisburg, he played 
professional football after he finished col- 

He is survived by his widow, Mary, and 
two children. Josephine and Victor, Jr. 
Funeral services were held at Harrisburg. 

Rev. Willard D. Callender is pastor of 
the Central Baptist Church of Tiverton, 
R. I. 

Counselor in the office of the Lewis- 
burg Motor Association is Kathryn Wain- 
wright. Operating as a branch of the 
American Automobile Association, the 
travel bureau was opened in April, 1938. 

Mrs. Carl Weinrich, who was Edna 
Tompkins, resides on Hawthorne Street, 
Princeton, N. J. 

Dr. Anne Horoschak is a practicing 
pediatrician at 974 Park Avenue, Plain- 
field, N. J. 

New addresses: Martha M, Shafer, Bi- 
arritz Apartment 4E. Atlantic City. N. 
J.: Harry S. Hill, 231 Roger Avenue, 
Hightstown. N. J. 


Walter Hall has submitted his resigna- 
tion as head football coach at Shamokin 
High School. He took over the post last 
year following the resignation of John 
Butler. Mr. Hall had previously served 
as head coach at Shamokin, resigning in 
1933 when Butler was elected. He is 

well known as a referee in the Susquehanna 
Basketball League. 

A five-point revision of Pennsylvania's 
marriage laws was proposed last month by 
State Senator Anthony J. Cavalcante. of 
Uniontown. His action was prompted by 
disclosure of a 13 -year-old girl's marriage 
to an unemployed laborer. Senator Caval- 
cante said he favored: ( 1) requiring court 
consent for marriages in which either party 
is under 18: (2) requiring the permission 
of parents when either is over 1 8 but 
under 21 ; (3) requiring pastors and oth- 
ers who perform marriages to obtain "sub- 
stantial evidence" of the ages; (4) codifi- 
cation, if necessary, of all laws pertaining 
to marriage: (5) finding methods to pre- 
vent or control residents' being married 
outside the state. 

Bethesda, Md., R. D. 3, is the new 
address of Ivan H. Loucks. 

Henry A. Glover is living at 188-28 
1 14th Drive, St. Albans, N. Y. 

Raymond W. Faus has moved to 126 
Sycamore Street, Pittsburgh. 

Rev. Clifford L. Stanley has moved 
from Penn Yan, N. Y., to Asheville, N. 


Dr. Margaret R. James, of Allentown, 
Pa., met death January 21 when her auto- 
mobile skidded and struck the fence of 
the Allentown fair grounds. A heart at- 
tack, brought on by sudden shock and 
fright, caused death, the Lehigh County 
coroner reported. 

Dr. James received her medical training 
at the University of Pennsylvania Medical 
School. After being graduated from that 
institution in 1928, she served her intern- 
ship at the Allentown Hospital, Later 
she opened a private practice in Allentown. 
Dr. James was a member of the medical 
staff of the Allentown Hospital, and was 
well known as a speaker and lecturer. She 
was a member of Alpha Chi Omega soror- 

Surviving is her mother. Mrs. Charles 
R. James, the former Anna R. Rodgers, 

Jesse S. Laventhal, for the past four 
years director of publicity for the Penn- 
sylvania Highway Department, has re- 
signed his state position to enter public 
relations work in Philadelphia and Harris- 

New addresses: Robert J. Clingerman, 
19 24 Manoa Road. Honolulu, Hawaii; 
Miss Sylvia E. Tanner, 130 Elm Street, 
Milton, Pa.; George A. Sensenbach. 
10204 Jardine Avenue. Tujunga, Calif.: 
Miss Doris M. Brininstool, Mannington, 
W. Va.; Ronald B. Yothers, Pitcairn, Pa. 


The engagement of Miss Virginia Kolp 
Zortman, of Newton, N. J., to W. Wal- 
lace Hermann, of Squire Hills and New 
York City, was made known at an an- 
nouncement party Friday evening. Febru- 
ary 3. 

Among those who heard the Lowry 
broadcast on January 21 was Mrs. Eleanor 
Lotte Beard, who was spending the winter 
in Tucson. Ariz. In the summer she lives 
at 2249 Allen Street, Allentown. Pa. 

At the beginning of the year William 
R. White was re-appointed New York 
State Superintendent of Banks by Gover- 
nor Lehman. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Robinson, of Erie. 
have announced the betrothal of their 
daughter, Miss Dorothy Robinson, to Dr. 
A. Follmer Yerg, of Erie. Dr. Yerg is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerg, of 
Warren, Pa. 

MARCH, 1939 


Dr. Ruth M. Steese, of Mifflinburg. Pa., 
Pennsylvania legislative chairman of the 
American Legion Auxiliary, attended the 
Women's Patriotic Conference for Na- 
tional Defense in Washington, D. C. 

Where they live now: Theodore F. 
Angus, Cresson, Pa. ; J. Norman Davxes, 
7616 Waverly Street, Pittsburgh: Dr. 
Kenneth E. Gardner, 45 Fremont Street. 
Bloomfield, N. J.: Benjamin F. Lewis, 
273 East Church Street, Nanticoke. 


Mr. and Mrs. George Ennis, of 2612 
Cumberland Avenue, Reading. Pa., arc 
the parents of a son. James Robert, born 
December 30. 1938. Mrs. Ennis was 
Sara Park Miller. Mr. and Mrs Ennis 
have two other sons, Eugene and John. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, 251 Main 
Street, Dupont, Pa., announce the birth 
of a daughter. Sheila, at the Jefferson 
Hospital in Philadelphia on January 25. 
Mrs. Miller, before her marriage, was Miss 
Rose Newman. 

Rev. Albert W. Sheckells is pastor of 
the First Baptist Church of Middletown, 
N. Y. 

Personnel director of the Cudahy Pack- 
ing Company, Chicago, is Charles J. 
Kushell, Jr., whose home address is 210 
East Liberty Street, Barrington. 111. 

Albert W. Bihl is working as a tele- 
phone accountant for the New York Tele- 
phone Company. His home is at 39 
Kingsbury Road. Garden City. N. Y. 

New addresses: Miss Laura Walter, 
1902 Eighth Avenue. Altoona, Pa.: 
George W. Bailey, 5 1 1 High Street, Free- 
port, Pa. 


With the organization of a Division of 
Cultural Relations by the U. S. Depart- 
ment of State. Harry H. Pierson has been 
recalled from the American Embassy at 
Paris to serve as an assistant in the new 
division. Designed to improve cultural 
relations with Latin America, the division 
is considered one of the most important of 
the State Department's new agencies. 

Joining the diplomatic service in 
1930. Mr. Pierson spent five years in the 
American legation at Bogota. Colombia, 
before he was transferred to Paris. His 
wife is the former Paulina Barros, of Co- 
lombia. They have one child, a daughter 
born last November. 

Mrs. Wayne A. Evans, the former Elva 
Horner, of 10002 Lamont Avenue, Cleve- 
land, is now doing work in the Graduate 
School of Western Reserve University, 

A daughter, Carolyn Theresa, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scotti last No- 
vember 27. Mr. Scotti teaches Romance 
languages in the Camden, N. J., High 
School and has one other child, a boy, 

Address changes: Harold D. Parker, 
941 Lakewood Avenue, Akron, Ohio: 
Wyatt E. Williams, 14 28 Fifth Avenue, 
Huntington, W. Va. 


A son, John Alfred, Jr., was born re- 
cently to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lindner, 
of Milton, Pa. Mrs. Lindner was Oella 

Working in the advertising field, W. G. 
Jones lives at 427 East Green Street, Nan- 
ticoke, Pa. 

Miss Elizabeth Gregg is a registered 
nurse in New York City, where her ad- 
dress is 13 20 York Avenue. 

A son was born recently to Mr. and 

Mrs. Mario G. Bianchi, of Lewisburg, at 
the Williamsport Hospital. 

James P. Davis has moved from Oak- 
dale, Pa., to 442 Carlisle Avenue, Han- 
over, Pa. 


At the beginning of the year. Elizabeth 
Figner assumed her duties as the new di- 
rector of Girl Scout work in Bethlehem. 
Pa. Since 1934 Miss Figner had been 
field captain of Girl Scouts at Harrisburg. 
She has taken numerous training courses 
in scouting and group leadership, and has 
had Girl Scout specialization at Camp 
Andree and Camp Edith Macy. Briarcliff 
Manor, N. Y.. the national Girl Scout 
camps. She is now living at 84 West 
Market Street, Apartment H-2, Bethle 

Ralph W. Nicherson is sales engineer 
for the Worthington Pump and Machinery 
Company, Harrison. N. J. He is directly 
responsible for the sales policy and design 
of power plant equipment, including con- 
densers, feedwater heaters, ejectors, and 
pumps for power plants. He and Mrs. 
Nickerson, who was Miss Ruth Lorenze, 
have a daughter. Faye, born last Septem- 
ber 23. Their home is at 111 Woodruff 
Place, Hillside, N. J. 

Dr. C. M. Stutzman has opened offices 
for general practice at Williamsport, Pa. 
He served his internship at the Williams- 
port Hospital in 1934-35, and was chief 
resident physician at the hospital in 1935- 

Dr. Edward J. Stroh, Jr., of New York 
City, and Miss Dorothea Louise Leon- 
hardt, of Douglaston, L. I., were married 
in January at Douglaston. They are mak- 
ing their home at 1 Willow Street, Doug- 
laston. Dr. Stroh is an oral surgeon with 
offices at 630 Fifth Avenue, New York 

Supervising principal of the Valley 
View. Pa., schools, is Daniel K. Schwartz. 

Harold L. Linden is an engineer for the 
R. C. Huffman Construction Company in 
Buffalo, N. Y. His home address is 
Phoenix, N. Y. 

They've moved: Mrs. L. Craig Long, 
the former Sallie Robertson, 340 West 
55th Street, New York City: Robert B. 
Albright, 5 649 North 20th Street. Phila- 
delphia; William P. Greet. 194-17 Hollis 
Avenue, Hollis, N. Y.; Noel B. Smith, 
625 West North Street, Carlisle, Pa. 


To succeed Union County Solicitor 
Harry M. Showalter, of Lewisburg. who 
resigned because he was appointed chief 
counsel of the State Public Utilities Com- 
mission, the county commissioners elected 
Paul Showalter, also of Lewisburg, son of 
the former solicitor. Mr. Showalter has 
been associated with his father for several 
years, ever since his graduation from the 
Dickinson School of Law at Carlisle. 

Mrs. Daniel M. Ricker. Jr., the former 
Virginia Babcock, is living at 140 West 
South Street, Carlisle, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ricker were married June 10, 193 8, at 
Absecon, N. J., with Mary B. Lippincott 
and Roberta Slifer McDowell among those 
attending. Mr. Ricker is a Princeton 

Leigh Haefle is a design engineer for the 
Air Reduction Company of New York 
City. In June, 193 7, he married Rose 
White, of Deerfield, Mass. They are the 
parents of a son, Douglas Leigh, born 
March 16, 193 8. 

The long-distance listening champion- 
ship for the Glee Club broadcast is claimed 
by Thomas M. Little and Jerome H. 

Kantor. '3 6, who heard the glecmen at 
Chula Vista, Calif, seven miles from the 
Mexican border and 3,500 miles from 
their Alma Mater. Mr. Little and Mr. 
Kantor are working at the Floradale Farms 
of the W. Atlee Burpee Company. 

William L. Herbst, an assistant test en- 
gineer for the Pennsylvania Power and 
Light Company, lives at 7 23 West 4th 
Street. Sunbury. Pa. A daughter, Janice, 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbst De- 
cember 7, 1938. 

Dr. Andrew B. Steele, husband of Mar- 
garet Ross, has accepted a position in the 
public health service of Kentucky and is 
stationed at the Western Mental Hospital 
at Hopkinsville. He was formerly psy- 
chiatrist at the U. S. Northeastern Peni- 
tentiary near Lewisburg. 

Donald R. Miller is instructor in science 
at Northampton. Mass., where his address 
is 76 Massasoit Street. 

Mrs. William R. Tippett, the former 
Bess Piercy, is living at R. D. 3, Sedge- 
field, Greensboro, N. C. 

Clyde L. Emery, an accountant, makes 
his home at 3 6 Robin Road, West Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Francis T. Truscott is teaching in 
Coughlin High School. Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 
He lives at 208' > Welles Avenue, Wilkes- 

George K. Stout is working for the 
New York Telephone Company. His ad- 
dress is 76 Evans Avenue, Freeport, N. Y. 


Dr. H. Clyde Eyster and Dora May 
Trcxler were married last December 25 
at the latter's home in Spartanburg, S. C. 
Dr. Eyster is head of the department of 
botany at the University of South Da- 
kota, Vermillion, S. D. Mrs. Eyster is a 
graduate of Duke University. 

George Phillips is an electrical engineer 
with the Bethlehem Steel Company at 
Sparrows Point, Md., where his address 
is 410 F Street. 

John J. Downey and Mary C. Bren- 
nan, both of Shenandoah, Pa., were mar- 
ried last December 28 in the Annuncia- 
tion Church at Shenandoah. Mr. Downey 
is assistant principal of Cooper High 
School in Shenandoah, while his wife 
formerly taught English in the school. 
Thomas Cummings, of Detroit, Mich., 
was best man at the wedding. Mr. and 
Mrs. Downey are living at 110 West Oak 
Street in Shenandoah. 

Thomas W. Cummings has moved from 
Shenandoah. Pa., to Detroit, Mich., where 
he will be sales manager of the Progressive 
Welder Corporation. His Detroit address 
is 737 Pequette Avenue. 

Jacob R. Derrick is teaching at Jersey- 
town, Pa. 

Employed as a divisional manager of 
the Prudential Life Insurance Company. 
Newark, N. J., George S. Garrigan resides 
at 724 Suburban Road, Union. N. J. He 
was married to Evelyn Coley in October, 

Address changes: Dr. E. C. Miller, 109 
West Main Street. Ephrata, Pa.; Mrs. 
Stephen J. Mech, the former Eunice Sam- 
son, Austin Street, Skaneateles, N. Y. ; F. 
Arthur Guldin, St. Paul's Evangelical and 
Reformed Church, 20 West Pine Street. 
Mahanoy City, Pa.; Mrs. Clarence Ham- 
mond, the former Lillian Stark, \\"!>Vi 
East Castle Street, Sycamore, N. Y. : Mrs. 
Daniel S. Gothie, the former Mary Eliza- 
beth Beck, 3457 Cooper Street, San 
Diego, Calif. 




Edward Houck, of Altoona. Pa., died 
January 18, according to word from the 
Post Office Department. 

John G. Harvey is a teacher in the pub- 
lic schools of Woodmere, N. Y., where 
he lives at 1 1 2 Irving Place. 

A buyer for the General Electric Com- 
pany. Charles B. Adams resides at 830 
Brooklawn Avenue. Bridgeport. Conn. 

Mrs. Paul W. Mulford, who was Mari- 
etta Davis before her marriage, is secretary 
to the county superintendent of schools 
at Morristown. N. J. 

Mail reaches them now at : Gi7es D. 
Helps. 4517 Walnut Street. Philadelphia: 
Sidney Z. Lintz, 5318 Baltimore Street. 
Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. 
Wood — she was Dorothea Flint, '3 2 — , 
121 A Reading Avenue. Shillington. Pa.: 
Donald W. Rmgler. 260 Market Street, 
Mifflinburg. Pa. 


Isadore I. Zlotkin recently passed the 
New Jersey state bar examinations. After 
graduation from Bucknell he studied law 
at the Harvard Law School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Clark announce 
the arrival of a son. Robert D.. Jr., on 
November 17. 1938. Mrs. Clark is the 
former Elaine M. Weinz. of Forest Hills, 
L. I. Mr. and Mrs. Clark reside at 117- 
14 Union Turnpike. Kew Gardens. N. Y. 
Mr. Clark is employed by Joseph P. Day, 
Inc.. in the management division. 

Margaret Bischoff is now Mrs. John 
Y. Stanfield. She and her husband are 
living at 2075 Lincoln Avenue. Montreal. 

Cecil G. Sullivan, who received an M.A. 
from Bucknell in 1934. is a librarian at 
the Wagner College Library, Staten Island. 
N. Y. His permanent address is 661 
South Harper Street, Laurens, S. C. 

New addresses: John T. Szypulski 
3807 Spruce Street, Philadelphia; George 
A. Vanhorn. 441 Jefferson Street. 
Bloomsburg; Nicholas Farina, 1609 Mof- 
fett Avenue, Hewlett, N. Y. ; Wendell R. 
Stevens, 403 North Twelfth Boulevard, 
St. Louis. Mo.; John Stevenson. 115 
North 17th Street. Olean, N. Y. ; Eugene 
M. Cook, 16 East Chelton Road, Chester, 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Jones reside 
at 210 New Jersey Avenue, Collingswood, 
N. J. She was Gladys Gandar. not Gladys 
Gordon, as was stated in the January 
Alumni Monthly. 


Robert J. Vogel and Miss Winifred A. 
Disbrow. both of Caldwell, N. J., were 
married October 12. 1938. and are living 
at 7 Ella Road. Caldwell. Mr. Vogel is 
employed as a disability claim examiner by 
the Prudential Insurance Company, New- 
ark. N. J. 

John W. Walesky. of Frackville. Pa., 
was recently admitted to practice before 
the Schuylkill County bar. He received 
his law degree at Dickinson in 1938. and 
has been attached to the office of Harold 
G. Watkins, Schuylkill County solicitor. 

Leonard Kachel is teacher of history 
and head coach of football at North Plain- 
field, N. J., where his address is 22 Green- 
brook Road. 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hackenberg, of 
44 Linwood Place, East Orange, N. J., 
announce the birth of a daughter, Suzanne 
Linda, on January 2, at the Rosenkrans 
Hospital. East Stroudsburg. Pa. Mrs. 
Hackenberg is the former Suzanne E. 
Hamblin, of Swiftwater, Pa. 

Charles M. Austin, Jr.. associated with 
the S. S. Kresge Company, is stationed in 
Portland. Me. 

Mrs. Fred H. Green, the former Helen 
Brands, lives at 420 Water Street, Belvi- 
dere. N. J. 

The address of Mrs. James D. Wil- 
liamson, who was Beth C. Hicks, is 5 
Bond Street, Corry. Pa. 


Miss Peg Geary, of Dennisville. N. J., 
became the bride of J. Prosser Davis, Jr.. 
of Lansford, Pa., on February 11, the 
ceremony being performed in the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church at Dennisville. The 
Rev. John H. Hyde, of Lansford, offi- 

Miss Marie Rockwell was the maid of 
honor, and Vincent P. SumerHeld. Jr.. 
was best man. Among the Bucknellians 
present were Dorothea Davis, '3 7, Sarah 
Andrews. Jean Kirby, '3 8, and Theodore 
Davis. '27. Mr. Davis is educational 
representative for the Eagle Pencil Com- 
pany of New York City. The couple 
will reside at 250 Mountwell Avenue. 
Haddonfield. N. J. 

Resigning his position as head of the 
music department of Union Junior Col- 
lege. Roselle. N. J., Joseph Wood has be- 
come composer and musical consultant to 
the Chekhov Theatre Studio, directed by 
Michael Chekhov. Ridgefield. Conn. The 
New York Times commented that Mr. 
Wood's appointment "contains a germ of 
an idea that could, under ideal conditions, 
expand into an important musical move- 
ment. Mr. Wood is being engaged as a 
composer — in other words, engaged to 
write music to order for specific occasions, 
which is the way Haydn and a host of 
lesser men wrote much of the music of 
today's concert repertory." Mr. Wood's 
first symphony is to be played March 1 8 
by the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, 
conducted by Dean Dixon. 

Since finishing her college work in 
February. 193 6. Meredith Keiser has 
traveled more than 60.000 miles. She 
immediately began a seven-month trip 
around the world via South Africa. Now 
she is engaged in advertising work for a 
national newspaper syndicate. 

Kenneth A. Moody was promoted to 
assistant to the superintendent of training. 
American Steel and Wire Company. 
Formerly he was assistant personnel sup- 
ervisor of the Allentown. Pa., plant of 
the same company. His new address is 
Quad Hall. 7500 Euclid Avenue. Cleve- 
land. Ohio. 

Since September 3, 1938. Betty B. 
Grewe has been Mrs. David M. Chad- 
wick, of 306 Wiltshire Road. Upper 
Darby. Pa. 

James D. Stroup is now a representa- 
tive of the Fort Pitt Hotel in Pittsburgh. 

A daughter who has been named Eth- 
elyn Jean was born last October 24. to 
Mr. and Mrs. F. Roger Ammon. 5 7 Elm 
Street, North Arlington, N. J. Mrs. 
Ammon was Betty Albright. '39. 

Lillie W. Brown is teaching social stu- 
dies in the Coles School, Camden County, 
N. J. 

At an informal dinner party on De- 
cember 23, 193 8. Mrs. A. R. McMahon. 
of Troy. Pa., announced the engagement 
of her daughter, Betty McMahon, '37. to 
Kenneth Herrold. Mr. Herrold is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Herrold. Lewis- 

Miss Lena Shirley Lippmann. of Cen- 
tralia, Pa., and Henry Wolf, of Mt. Car- 
mel, were married in January at Wilkes- 

Barre in a ceremony witnessed by 125 
relatives and friends. 

Sally High is teaching at Gaines. Pa. 


Frank W. Dunham has taken a new 
position as a junior naval architect with 
the U. S. Navy. His work, at the Phila- 
delphia Navy Yard, consists largely of 
structural design. Mr. Dunham's home 
address is 835 Yeadon Avenue. Ycadon. 

Ellen D. Gronemeyer is doing case 
work for a family agency in Scranton. 
and is taking work in sociology at the 
University of Scranton. Her address is 
704 Harrison Avenue. 

W. G. Beiswinger is traveling out of 
the New York plant office of the Western 
Union Telegraph Company. 

Working as an assistant bacteriologist. 
Carolyn Shaw is located at the Bur- 
roughs. Welhorne and Company, experi- 
mental research laboratory in Tuckahoe. 
N. Y.. where she lives at 40 Scarsdalc 

Harry F. Wightman. '3 5. and Elsie 
Inslee were married recently in a ceremonv 
performed at the home of the bride's 
parents. Mr. and Mrs. George P. Inslee. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. The couple will reside 
in Kew Gardens. L. I. Mr. Wightman is 
music librarian for the National Broad- 
casting Company in New York City. 

Robert S. Carter is working as a sta- 
tistician and accountant in New York 

William B. Clemens is teaching biology, 
physics and chemistry at the Montours- 
ville. Pa.. High School. He is also as- 
sisting with the coaching of athletics. 

Hazel M. Jackson, who holds an M.A. 
in psychology from Columbia, is a psy- 
chological intern in the research depart- 
ment of Letchworth Village. Thiells, N. 
Y. The internship will include three 
months' experience at the Rockland State 
Hospital, Orangeburg. N. Y. 

Robert Bonn is a chemist for the Acme 
Protection Equipment Company. Pitts- 
burgh. His home address is 6 Ellsworth 
Terrace. Pittsburgh. 


At a Valentine party given by Mr. and 
Mrs. O. L. Nichols. Jr.. of South Wil- 
liamsport, Pa., announcement was made 
of the engagement of their daughter. Miss 
Ruth E. Nichols, to Robert L. Summers. 
of Steelton. son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence 
D. Summers. Milton. 

Harvey W. Travis has accepted a posi- 
tion as city editor of the Endicott. N. Y.. 
Daily Bulletin. He entered upon his new 
work in January after serving since last 
February, when he completed his college 
work, as news editor of the Clarion. Pa.. 
Republican and the Knox Herald. 

Frederick Koshkin is at Louisiana State 
University on a graduate fellowship. His 
address is Box 23 24, University, Ea. 

At a family dinner on Christmas Day 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stockton 
Cranmer. Somerville. N. J., the betrothal 
of Miss Winifred Cranmer and Charles 
Schaef. of Philadelphia, was made public. 
Mr. Schaef is a student at Crozer Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chester. Pa. 

Harold G. Sprague is a chemist in the 
analytical and testing department of the 
research laboratories of the Texas Com- 
pany. Beacon. N. Y. He lives at 25 Wil- 
low Street. Beacon. 

Joseph N. Falbo will be graduated from 
John Marshall Law School in June. 



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Courses Than Ever 

Special Features: 

School for Parent Education 
Conference on Leisure Time 
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Plus A Broad Recreational Program 
Write the Director, Dr. Frank G. Davis, for details 

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any); other colleges attended, degree, year; present 
occupation, name of business and official title; home 
and business address. Women will be listed under 
both single and married names, where known. 

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MAY, 1939 

NO. 5 

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY'S eighty-ninth an- 
nual Commencement will go down in history 
as an All-Alumni ceremony. In addition to pro- 
viding the excitement on the campus Saturday, June 
10, — the official Alumni Day, ■ — the graduates 
will be featured in the formal Commencement exer- 
cises Monday morning, June 12. 

Instead of an address by a single speaker, the high- 
light of the graduation ceremony will be a panel dis- 
cussion on "Values of a College Education," partici- 
pated in by three Bucknell alumni under the chair- 
manship of President Arnaud C. Marts. 

The three speakers who will present in conversa- 
tional manner their views on how to make best use 
of a college education will be Dr. Chester P. Higby, 
'08, professor of history at the University of Wis- 
consin; Dr. Stanley P. Davies, '12, president of the 
Family Welfare Association of America, and Dr. 
Edwin E. Aubrey, '17, professor of Christian theol- 
ogy and ethics at the University of Chicago. 



Another innovation on this year's program will 
be an Alumni Social Hour at 3:15 o'clock Saturday 
afternoon in Larison Hall. At the request of many 
graduates, this time has been set aside to give alumni 
of all classes a chance to gather socially. 

Thirteen classes are scheduled to hold reunions 
Saturday. Many of them will have special tables at 
the general alumni luncheon, which, according to 

Meet Your Classmates 

Commencement Week-End 

June 10-11 and 12 

advance indications, will be more successful than 
ever. The usual business meetings of the Alumnae 
and Alumni Associations will also claim interest this 

Other important events set for Saturday include 
the meeting of the Board of Trustees, a musical re- 
cital, band concert, fraternity symposia, and the an- 
nual Commencement play, "The Torch Bearers", by 
George Kelly. 

The Baccalaureate service will be held in Davis 
Gymnasium Sunday morning, with President Arnaud 
C. Marts as the speaker. Mr. Marts will also enter- 
tain at the annual President's Reception in the after- 
noon. Sound motion pictures of Bucknell scenes and 
activities will be shown three times Sunday afternoon 
in Bucknell Hall. Musical programs Sunday will in- 
clude a chamber and vocal music recital in the after- 
noon and Beethoven's oratorio, "Missa Solemnis", 
in the evening. 

Culminating the week-end, the Commencement 
ceremony will begin at 9:30 o'clock Monday morn- 
ing in Davis Gymnasium. Approximately 250 sen- 
iors are scheduled to receive diplomas this year. The 
Corporation dinner in the college dining hall will 
follow the exercises. 

Consult the complete program on page 3 for full 
details as to times and places. Even in that skeleton- 
ized summary, it looks like a grand week-end — so 
we're Calling All Alumni to Come Back for Com- 


Dear Bucknellians: 

I invite you most cordially to the 1939 Com- 
mencement Exercises and Alumni Reunion, to 
be held on June 10, 11, and 1 2. 

The campus is as beautiful as ever, the exer- 
cises will be interesting and stimulating, and 
hundreds of fellow Bucknellians will be here. 
You will enjoy your visit, I am sure, and your 
presence here will be an inspiration for us all. 

A cordial welcome awaits you. 

Yours, for Bucknell, 



Meet Your Classmates Again 

Class of 1874 
Class of 1879 
Class of 1884 

Class of 1889 
Class of 1894 
Class of 1899 

Class of 1904 

Class of 1909 

Class of 1914 

Class of 1919 

Class of 1924 

Class of 1929 

Class of 1934 

The Class Reunions 


Mrs. Joseph Smith 

Miss Eleanor M. Lawshe 

Mr. Milton W. Shreve 
Dr. Franklin P. Lynch 
Rev. F. W. Overhiser 
Dr. Owen M. Shreve 

Mr. Joseph M. Wolfe 

Dr. Harvey F. Smith 

Dr. Albert Garner 
Mrs. J. C. Downs 

Mr. R. W.Thompson 
Miss Elizabeth Reed 

Mrs. F. E. Shupe 

Secretary of the Class 

Mr. Jesse E. Riley 
Mrs. H. B. Weaver 

Mr. Franklin D. Jones 
Secretary of the Class 

Mr. H. Walter Holter 
Secretary of the Class 

Mrs. James E. Polack 
Secretary of the Class 

Mrs. Alfred B. Howe 
Secretary of the Class 

Reunion Luncheon will be held at 

Orange and Blue Room 
of Hotel Lewisburger 

Women's Dining Room 
Sun Porch 

Women's Dining Room 
Women's Dining Room 
Women's Dining Room 
Women's Dining Room 



Have You Sent Your Reservation? Here's the Luncheon Menu 

Todav's the time to mail your Orange and Grapefruit Cup 

' . 1 a 1 with Fresh Mint 

luncheon reservation to the Alum- 
ni Office. All but one or two of 
the reunion groups will hold their 
get-togethers at luncheon in the 
college dining hall, where special 
tables will be provided for remi- 
niscing classmates. The price of 
the luncheon will be seventy-five 
cents. Even though you are not 
a member of a reunion class, you 
are cordially invited to attend the 
Alumni Luncheon. Simply send 
to the Alumni Office your name 
and the number of places you 
wish reserved. 

Roast Turkey and Giblet Gravy 

Parslied New Potatoes 

Buttered Green Beans Glazed Carrots 

Parker House Rolls Butter 

Fresh Strawberry Short Cake 

Coffee Iced Tea 


Rooms for the Week-End 

The Alumni Office will be glad 
to aid week-end visitors in making 
advance plans for their housing. 
A few rooms will be available in 

the dormitories. If you want a 
room reserved for you, either in 
the dormitory or in a private 
home in Lewisburg, please notify 
the Alumni Office. A deposit of 
one dollar, sent to the Office, will 
reserve a room for you. 

'89-ers To Be Honored 

Special guests of President 
Arnaud C. Marts at Commence- 
ment will be members of the Class 
of 1889, the fifty-year group. In- 
vitations have gone to 12 mem- 
bers of this group, including four 
graduates, five non-graduates, two 
Institute graduates, and one Music 

MAY, 1939 

The Calendar For Commencement 

7:00 p.m. Trustee-Faculty Dinner 

(Eastern Standard Time) 


Dining Hall 





President's House 

Larison Hall 

Dining Hall 

Larison Hall 

Larison Hall 

Baptist Church 

Loomis Field 

74, 79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, '14, '19, '24, '29, '34 

a.m. Meeting of the Board of Trustees -- - 

a.m. Business Meeting of General Alumnae Association 

p.m. General Alumni and Alumnae Reunion Luncheon 

p.m. Meeting of Alumni Council and General Alumni Association 

p.m. Alumni Social Hour 

p.m. Musical Recital, Department of Music 

6:00 p.m. Concert, Bucknell Band - - - 

p.m. Fraternity Symposia 

p.m. Presentation of Cap and Dagger Play, "The Torch Bearers" — George Kelly 

High School Auditorium 


a.m. Academic Procession 

a.m. Baccalaureate Address 

President Arnaud Cartwright Marts 

3:15,4:00 p.m. Bucknell Scenes and Activities, Sound Motion Pictures 

4:00 p.m. President's Reception - . 

5:30 p.m. Chamber and Vocal Music 

p.m. Oratorio, "Missa Solemnis" — Beethoven 


Davis Gymnasium 

Bucknell Hall 

President's House 

- Hunt Hall 

Davis Gymnasium 


Davis Gymnasium 

Academic Procession 

Commencement Exercises ... 

"Values of a College Education" 
A Panel Discussion by three Bucknell Alumni: 

Dr. Chester P. Higby, '08, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin 

Dr. Stanley P. Davies, '12, President, Family Welfare Association of America 

Dr. Edwin E. Aubrey, '17, Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, University 

of Chicago 
12:00 Noon. Corporation Dinner 

Dining Hall 

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Alumni Monthly 

Volume XXIV 

No. 1 
October, 1939 

Editor s Corner 

ISN'T there an old saying that it's bad 
luck to stay home on the 21st of Oc- 
tober? Confidentially, we don't know 
of any such adage, but this year it would 
bit th; proverbial nail right on its pro- 
verbial bead, because October 21 is your 
Alumni Homecoming. More of a "must" 
event every year, this Homecoming will 
be a really big shouldn't-be-missed time. 

THE weather isn't supposed to be a 
good topic for conversation, editorially 
or otherwise, but we should like to 
repeat our assurances that every effort will 
be made to prevent rain this Homecom- 
ing, even if it means hiring a band of 
Hopi Indian rainmakers to go through 
their ceremonials backward. After all. the 
big day this year is in October, and you 
all remember Helen Hunt Jackson's poem 
— you probably had to memorize it in 
the third grade — called "October's 
Bright Blue Weather". 

TNCIDENTALLY. the Bison on the 
J_ cover is George Kiick, co-captain and 
stellar back on this year's eleven. 

REPUBLICANS and Democrats aren't 
the only people who will have to se- 
lect candidates next year. This is an 
advance reminder that nominations for 
alumni trustee will be received at any 
time. Names of candidates should be pro- 
posed in writing to the Alumni Trustee 
Nomination Committee, in care of the 
Bucknell Alumni Association. Ballots will 
be distributed in a late winter issue of 
the Monthly. 

LAST year's nominations called forth 
spirited voting, and when the bal- 
lots were counted Dr. John C. Hos- 
tetter. of West Hartford, Conn., was the 
new alumni trustee. All alumni join in 
congratulating Dr. Hostetter, a noted 
chemist and loyal Bucknellian. Another 
important election was the naming of 
Edgar A. Snyder, able president of the 
New York Alumni Association, as presi- 
dent of the General Association during 
the Commencement week-end business 
session. On page 3 you will find a mes- 
sage from the new president. Mr. Snyder 
succeeds Dr. Carl L. Millward. Milton 
school executive, who has administered 
the affairs of the General Association 
wisely and faithfully for the past several 

AS a pre-Homecoming thought we 
submit the following from a letter 
written to President Marts by Miss 
Dorothy Kester, '34, head of the speech 
department at Milligan College: 

"I spent four happy, sturdy, exciting 
years in Hunt Hall, learning to live in the 
tradition of Bucknell's past, and no doubt 
helping to create her present. There are 
some things I can never forget — great 
evenings of music. Cap and Dagger first 
nights, trees full of sun and lawns full of 
shadows, academic processions with fa- 
miliar classroom figures looking strangely 
solemn and impressive, the pleasant fatigue 
of Commencement week. This letter is an 
expression to you of the loyalty and af- 
fection Bucknell inspires in her students. 
When we meet we talk with shining eyes 
and hushed voices of the good things 
that were ours." 

VOL. XXIV, No. 1 

OCTOBER, 1939 

The Bucknell Alumni Monthly 

Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor Robert E. Streeter, '3 8 


EDGAR A. SNYDER, '11, President 431 Clark St.. So. Orange, N. J. 

ANDREW R. MATHIESON, '20, Vice-President . ... 130 Richland Lane, Pittsburgh 

DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

L. FRANCIS LYBARGER, Jr., '28, Acting Secretary N. 8th St., Mifflinburg 


CARL L. MILLWARD, '06 5 26 N. Front St., Milton 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14 228 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 

KENNETH W. SLIFER, '26 228 S. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

SIDNEY GRABOWSKI, ESQ., '15 2612 Olyphant Ave., Scranton 


MISS NANCY L. GRIFFITH, '31, President 34 Brown St., Lewisburg 

MRS. J. FRED ZELLER, I'03, Secretary 138 So. 3rd St., Lewisburg 


Allentown Ross A. Mask, '24 1635 Linden St. 

Altoona Rev. F. R. Greninger, '15 2308 Sixth Ave. 

Danville Philip M. Irey, '08 109 Church St. 

Erie John F. Jeffrey, '16 9 1 9 W. 3 2nd St. 

Harrisburg Boyd R. Sheddan, '26 3116 Green St. 

Hazleton Harry C. Owens. '33 320 W. Broad St. 

Johnstown H. V. Overdorff, '24 173 Barron Ave. 

Lewistown C. J. Stambaugh. '30 Reedsville 

Milton Carl L. Millward, '06 5 26 N. Front St. 

Mount Carmel . . .Vincent McHail, '28 45 N. Hickory St. 

Philadelphia . . . . Romain C. Hassrick, Esq., '06 .... 700 Bankers Trust Bldg. 

Pittsburgh George H. Jones, '23 1909 Oliver St. 

Reading Morgan S. Davies, '26 1058 N. Fifth St. 

Scranton Sanford Berninger, '22 514 N. Washington Ave. 

Sunbury Charles A. Fryling, '13 409 Market St. 

Towanda L. M. Trimmer, '28 206 Chestnut St. 

Uniontown Harold C. Marshall. Esq., '26 240 N. Gallatin Ave. 

Union County . . .Malcolm E. Musser, '18 203 S. 3rd St., Lewisburg 

Wellsboro Robert Lyon. '29 37 Pearl St. 

Wilkes-Barre .... Herbert S. Lloyd, '11 22 Rose St., Forty-Fort 

Williamsport . . . .Joseph H. McMurray, '32 1057 W. 4th St. 

York Penrose C. Wallace, '26 256 Harding Court 

Baltimore J. Fred Moore. '22 3820 Granada Ave. 


Wilmington Thomas H. Wingate. '31 1703 Broome St. 


Southern John L. Kohl. '32 ... 22 N. Summit Ave., Pitman, N. J. 

Metropolitan . . . . W. C. Lowther, '14 . . . .228 Walton Ave., South Orange 
Trenton Edmund B. Pierce. '28 26 Woodside Ave,, Trenton 


Buffalo Mrs. Helen Bartol Leonard, '13 1 2 E. Depew Ave. 

Elmira Sanford L. Barcus, '34 820 Jay St. 

Metropolitan . . . Julius F. Seebach, '20 142 E. 18th St. 

Rochester Bruce B. Jacobs. '34 3 6 Fort Hill Terrace 


New England . . . H. A. Larson. '21 17 Judson St., Braintree. Mass. 


Washington, D. C. Linn C. Drake, '06 1727 K St., N W. 


Cleveland Ellis C. Persing, '11 3316 Warrington Rd., Shaker Heights 


Chicago Thomas J. Morris, '00. .412 Washington Blvd., Oak Park 



Mrs. Christine Sterner Moyer, '28, President 224 S. Third St. 

Miss Trennie E. Eisley, '31, Secretary 1131 Market St. 


Miss Alice Roberts. '24, President 315 W. Hansberry St., Germantown 

Mrs. Jessie Brookes Wallace. '23, Secretary. . . .7115 Glenlock St., Philadelphia 

Mrs. Ruby Stuck O'Leary, C'12, President . . . .5744 Wilkins Ave., Pittsburgh 
Mrs. Larose Gemmill Jones, '24, Recording Secretary 

1706 Montier St., Wilkinsburg 

See You October 21 
At Gala Homecoming 

Bisons to Clash 
With Georgetown 

A jampacked program and the 
law of averages are expected to 
combine forces on October 2 1 to 
produce the biggest and best 
Alumni Homecoming celebration 
Bucknell has ever held. 

Homecoming 1939 will feature 
the usual potpourri of events con- 
cocted to suit the discriminating 
alumni taste — football game 
with Georgetown, informal reun- 
ions, annual dinner and dance, to 
list only the standout attractions 
planned by an alumni-conscious 

As for the law of averages, it 
will do its part merely by seeing 
to it that this year's Homecoming 
is not another reunion among the 
raindrops, as the last two have 
been. The Alumni Monthly was 
unable to contact Professor John 
S. Gold, '18, for an authoritative 
statement on the mathematics of 
probability, but the garden variety 
of instinct, sometimes known as 
"poker player's hunch," indicates 
that a fair, sunny day is due this 

However, Alumni officials have 
tried to help the law of averages 
along by moving the Homecoming 
date from mid-November to Oc- 
tober 21. As you all remember, 
late October is one of the most 
pleasant seasons of the year in 
Union County. If all these pre- 
cautions fail to bring unclouded 
skies for Homecoming, it will be 
time to consider proferring an 
honorary degree to the Weather 


Focal point of the day's activi- 
ties, of course, will be the football 
game with Georgetown's Hoyas 
at two o'clock in the Memorial 
Stadium. Undefeated last year and 
reputed to be just as strong this 
season, the Washington, D. C.. 
eleven will provide a critical test 
for the Bisons, who will be out to 
extend their record of nine straight 
Homecoming victories. 

On page 5 you can read Coach 
Al Humphrey's estimate of the 
way he sizes up Bison prospects 
this fall, but in the Homecoming 
fray you can count on only one 

thing: a hammer-and-tongs battle 
with complete disregard for past 
performances and future hopes. 
Even if the Bisons run into unex- 
pected trouble in their early-season 
duels, they will be very much in 
the game on October 21. 

After the final whistle there will 
be plenty of time for reunions with 
classmates and reminiscences be- 
fore the Alumni Dinner begins at 
6:30 o'clock in the Women's Col- 
lege Dining Hall. Many of you 
will be interested in making in- 
spection tours of the rapidly- 
changing campus, looking into 
the newer buildings and surveying 
the progress on the Engineering 

The dinner itself will be the 
usual informal affair, with the em- 
phasis on fellowship rather than 
on a lengthy and elaborate pro- 
gram. Speakers will be President 
Arnaud C. Marts and Edgar A. 
Snyder, of South Orange, N. J., 
the newly-elected president of the 
General Alumni Association, who 
will extend greetings to the alumni. 


Entertainment will be provided 
by Bucknell's 70-voice Men's Glee 
Club, under the direction of Pro- 
fessor Melvin LeMon, which will 
introduce some of the numbers in 
its 1939-40 repertoire, in addition 
to singing a few of the catchy ar- 
rangements which have delighted 
alumni in the past. Tickets for 
the banquet may be secured for 
75 cents. 

Immediately following the din- 
ner will be the newest fixture on 


November 4 will be the date 
this year of the Father's Day 
observance, which will feature 
a varsity football game between 
Bucknell and Western Mary- 
land, a banquet in the Davis 
Gymnasium and a luncheon 
meeting of the Bucknell Fath- 
er's Association. 

The Father's Association 
luncheon will be held in the 
Women's College Dining Room. 

the Homecoming program, the 
Alumni Ball from 9 until 12 P. 
M. in the Davis Gymnasium. Since 
it has taken its place as the official 
starting-point for Bucknell's social 
season, the Homecoming dance has 
gradually assumed greater import- 
ance. Last year, as the first dance 
in the new men's gymnasium, it 
attracted more than 600 couples. 
Although an orchestra has not 
yet been definitely booked, the 
Homecoming committee is nego- 
tiating to secure a well-known ra- 
dio band which will compare with 
the Woody Herman and Howard 
Woods ensembles of the past two 
years. The festivities will be avail- 
able to all Homecomers at the price 
of $1.50 per couple. 


Supplementing the formally- 
scheduled events will be all the cus- 
tomary pageantry and traditional 
antics of Homecoming Day. Al- 
though the coat of shiny aluminum 
paint on the Water Tower appears 
to have blotted out one Homecom- 
ing prank, many remain to divert 
undergraduates and alumni alike. 

Already the Bucknell Band is 
polishing new maneuvers for its 
climatic October 21 appearance. 
Like Coach Humphreys. Director 
Le Mon has a grievous replace- 
ment problem caused by the grad- 
uation of Bernice Henry. '38, 
drum major par excellence for the 
past four years. But the band will 
carry on. 

Golf-minded alumni, both men 
and women, should bring along 
the clubs for the annual tourna- 
ment under the direction of Mal- 
colm E. Musser, '18. 

For advance reservations of any 
kind — football seats, rooms, din- 
ner and dance tickets — write the 
Alumni Office. And when you ar- 
rive on the campus, don't forget 
to register at alumni headquarters 
which will be established in the 
main lobby of Daniel C. Roberts 

That's the calendar for 1 939's 
Homecoming, a blend of football 
and frivolity, reunion and remi- 
niscence, dining and dancing. For 
further details, come and see for 




Presiden t's 


September 15, 1939. 
Dear Bucknellians: 

As I write this, members of Bucknell's 94th Freshman Class are 
climbing up the hill you love so well to enroll as Bucknellians. It 
seems to be an excellent class. It should be, for our Admissions 
Committee has had a record number of applicants from which to se- 
lect this class of 1943. Paid applications for admission were received 
from about 650 young men and women, half of whom were ad- 
mitted. Our total enrollment is at full capacity again — about 1,300 
— and we trust we will have a year of unusual inspiration and 
growth for each of these splendid young men and women. 

Homecoming this year will be on Saturday, October 21. The 
autumn beauty of Central Pennsylvania will be at its peak at that 
time. I invite you most cordially to come to Alma Mater on October 
21 and to make the 1939 Homecoming a day of great enjoyment. 

The outbreak of the war in Europe is a fact which a college 
cannot ignore, for it is bound to have a profound effect upon the 
thoughts and lives of our young people. Some of them are already 
wondering why they should make the effort to grow and to learn, in 
the face of what may lie ahead of them. Others are wondering if there 
is any use in hoping and planning for a better world. 

We at Bucknell still believe with all our hearts in the better 
world and are resolved to redouble our efforts to help to bring it 
into being. It is quite likely that the leadership for that better world 
of civilized living has shifted now, permanently, to the Western 
Hemisphere, for the nations of Europe, from whom we have hereto- 
fore drawn our cultural and spiritual leadership, are stricken and 
crippled. Does this not challenge us. in this western world, to as- 
sume new responsibilities for working out new patterns for civilized 

The better world must be a world of intelligence, of moral in- 
tegrity, of Christian brotherhood. This is precisely the way of life 
which Bucknell has always taught. Let Bucknellians, therefore, at 
this time of crisis and challenge, lift our banner still higher and carry 
on with renewed consecration and vigor. 

With best wishes to each of you, 

rv Yours cordially, 

OCTOBER, 1939 



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President, General Alumni Association 

For ninety-three years Bucknell has given her life and labors to you and to 
many who have preceded you. Through good years and bad years, through 
times of want and seasons of plenty, she has unflinchingly stuck to her task of 
educating men and women, creating in them enlightened ideals in order that 
their own lives might be fuller and that they might aid in making this good old 
world a still better place for all of us. What you and I received from her can in 
no way be fully repaid. It cannot be evaluated in worldly measures of wealth. 
For ninety-three years she has labored and, directly or indirectly, poured her 
own life blood into our lives. It is our moral obligation and duty as alumni 
and former students to see to it that she loses none of her vitality. We can ac- 
complish this by giving back to her some portion of our own energy and there 
are so many, many ways in which we can do it. If we Alumni all resolve to do 
at least one good thing for Bucknell this year and really do it, think of the great 
good and inspiration that will materialize from such mass effect of over 8,000 
of us. 

In this message of greeting to all Alumni of Bucknell this year, I earnestly 
ask for your continued cooperation and support in the work of the General 
Alumni Association and in that of your local associations. The aid and in- 
spiration you can give to the work of your local Alumni Association is probably 
one of the best ways in which you can help Bucknell. May I also ask that each 
one of you do at least one good thing for Bucknell this year. Every one can find 
something to do, commensurate with his means, that will help grand old Buck- 
nell. There are hundreds of things we can do, many of them not connected with 
money. Rich or poor, we can all help. If you need suggestions, your Board of 
Trustees, your President or your Alumni Association officers will gladly make 

Furthermore, I earnestly solicit your suggestions as to ways and means 
by which the General Alumni Association can be of greater service to Bucknell 
and her alumni. In our local district alumni club meetings we frequently re- 
ceive from the members constructive suggestions for worthwhile new undertak- 
ings or for making our work more effective. As president of your General Alum- 
ni Association I bespeak your similar consideration of and suggestions for mak- 
ing that body a more potent and effective instrument, in consolidating the ef- 
forts of all the local associations, in originating and suggesting new activities 
to the local associations, and in improving its own work in general for the 
greater good to Bucknell. Please write me your suggestions. I assure vou they 
will be given careful consideration by your officers and presented to the Asso- 
ciation for action. 

Our Board of Trustees, our fine faculty and our grand President are doing 
a splendid work at Bucknell. Let us not just sir and admire and feel pleased, 
but let us as real alumni, look around and find something we can do, and then — 
Ler's Do It! Let us remember that it is the Alumni who make the university 
either great or small. Let's keep on making ours greater. 


New Alumni Directory- 
Will Appear Soon 

The complete "low-down" on 
all Bucknell alumni will become 
available for the first time in nine 
years within ; the next few weeks, 
when "Your College Friends," the 
new alumni directory, is scheduled 
to come off the" press. 

Since the last inventory of 
Bucknell's alumni personnel was 
taken in 1930, 2,000 more per- 
sons have become eligible for list- 
ing. In addition to the addresses 
and vital statistics on these young- 
er alumni, the new directory will 
contain up-to-the-minute informa- 
tion on the more than 5,000 men 
and women who preceded them at 

For the past five months an 
augmented Alumni Office staff has 
been working overtime to insure 
all possible accuracy and complete- 
ness in this thorough round-up of 
salient facts concerning the Buck- 
nell family. Early this month copy 
began to flow to the printer, and 
it is hoped that copies will be 
available sometime around Home- 
coming. As the copies are printed, 
they will be mailed prepaid to 
those who haive made payment in 
cash to the Alumni Office. 

As the Alumni Monthly went 
to press, approximately 2,700 or- 
ders had been received from alumni 
eager to learn the who, what and 
where about their classmates. It 
is expected that the printing will 
run eventually to 3,000 copies. 


In the work of corraling, 
through the mails, 7,000 Buck- 
nellians for purposes of registra- 
tion, the Alumni Office also 
brought into the herd again many 
"strays" ■ — persons whose ad- 
dresses, for some reason or other, 
had been unknown, in a number 
of cases for many years. By circu- 
lating lists of "lost" alumni among 
the various district club members, 
the directory researchers managed 
to contact many of the missing. 
Their addresses and biographies 
will be in the directory. 

No drab recital of names and 
addresses, "Your College Friends" 
will be an artistically arranged and 
well bound volume, prepared to be 
enjoyed as well as referred to for 
latest addresses. Memories of col- 
lege days will be stirred by photo- 
graphs of campus scenes, as well 
as by the names of undergraduate 

Opening with a foreword by 
President Marts, the directory will 
feature a brief history of Bucknell 
and a complete listing of the trus- 
tees, administration, faculty and 
Alumni Council. 


The statistical data which, after 
all, will form the heart of the di- 
rectory has been arranged with an 
eye for convenient reference. First 
will come an alphabetical tabula- 

A coast-to-coast broadcast direct from the Bucknell 
campus over the Mutual Broadcasting System network 
has been arranged for Thursday morning, October 5, 
from 11 to 11:30 o'clock, Eastern Standard Time. 

Aired from the weekly college chapel in the Davis 
Gymnasium, the program will be a cross-section of col- 
lege life, music, dramatics and other campus activities 
will be represented during the half hour. 

3,000 Copies 
To Be Printed 

tion, covering the following 
points: full name, class, degree (if 
any) ; other colleges attended, de- 
gree, year; present occupation, 
name of business and official title; 
home and business address. Wo- 
men will be listed under both sin- 
gle and married names. 

Supplementing this central list- 
ing will be one prepared according 
to classes and a third arranged on 
a geographical basis, according to 
states and towns throughout the 
United States and foreign coun- 

L. Francis Lybarger, Jr., and 
his aides are confident the publica- 
tion date of "Your College 
Friends" will mark the start of the 
greatest open season for reminisc- 
ing in recent Bucknell history. 

The Problem of Religion, by 
Charles F. McMann, '94. Bruce 
Humphries, Inc., Boston, 1939. 

In this book Dr. McMann, who 
retired from the Baptist ministry 
20 years ago after 25 years of ser- 
vice, attempts to investigate the 
bases of that force in human life 
which is called religion — how it 
began and grew, what its func- 
tions are and should be. 

Dr. McMann's study, subtitled 
"An Objective View," has been 
prepared through a scientific in- 
quiry into the accepted sources of 
history, science, philosophy and 
reason. Writing with complete 
tolerance, he makes clear how the 
moving force of religion originated 
and developed. 

Citing the difficulties under 
which religion is laboring in many 
parts of the world today, the au- 
thor has no patience with such 
remedies as the creation of new sects 
or inter-denominational alliances. 
"A great change is needed in the 
character, the teachings, the organi- 
zation and in the entire modus 
operandi of religion," he writes. 

OCTOBER, 1939 

The Outlook In Football 

By Al Humphreys, Head Coach 

Making predictions about our 
football season this fall is just 
about as risky a business as an- 
nouncing that you know which 
way the military scrimmages 
over in Europe are going to turn 
out, but there have been a few 
things which stood out as the 
boys moved through their pre- 
season practices. 

First of all, we have a number 
of men who are capable of provid- 
ing an interesting afternoon for 
any team on the schedule. Al- 
though we lost 10 lettermen, in- 
cluding six regulars, from the 
1938 eleven, we still have a handy 
nucleus of 10 men who earned 
their letters. There are also some 
valuable men coming up from 
last year's freshman club. 

The main difficulty, though, is 
that we lack depth in virtually 
every position. With our squad 
of 30, we can place dependable 
performers at each post, but in 
present-day football it's often the 
calibre of the second or even third- 
string reinforcements which counts. 

Forgetting about our lack of 
replacements — as much as we 
can — , it looks as if the first team 
this year will be about on a par 
with the 1938 eleven, which won 
five and lost three, if we can un- 
cover a running and passing back 
to fill the shoes of Lou Toma- 


To fill Tomasetti's left half- 
back post, we've been experiment- 
ing with both George Kiick, our 
197-pound fullback, and Frank 
Funair, who made the 94-yard 
run in the Penn State game last 
fall. If Kiick lands the job, Fu- 
nair will probably stay at right 
halfback, while either Frank Ser- 
rao, a junior, or George Boner, a 
sophomore, will play fullback. 
Our most experienced candidate for 
the quarterback berth vacated by 
Bill Lane is Laverne "Dukes" 
Dueger, a junior who played good 
ball in the Georgetown game last 
year after Lane was injured in the 
first play of the game. 

In the line there are lettermen 
available for all the positions ex- 
cept right end, where two sopho- 
mores, Willard Gore and Ed Glass, 
are competing for the assignment. 

At the other wing is a two-year 
veteran, rugged Harry Wenner. 

The holdover tackles are Frank 
Pocius, a six-foot one 220- 
pounder, and Harry Sitarsky, both 
of whom are younger brothers of 
former Bison gridiron stars. At 
guard three lettermen are on hand: 
John Plewak, so aggressive and 
fast that he plays first-string ball 
despite the fact he weighs only 
145 pounds: Nicholas Priore, an- 
other comparatively light man at 
170 pounds, and Joe Grieco. In 
the center of the line we have Mike 
Pegg, who has been a 60-minute 
man in almost every contest of the 
past two campaigns. 


In the last analysis, the success 
of our season may be determined, 
not by what we do, but by the 
strength of the opposition. At 
this writing, our foemen really 
look formidable. . For instance, 
Jim Crowley, the Fordham coach, 
predicts that Syracuse and Penn 
State will be the two most im- 
proved teams in the East this 
year. Georgetown, our Homecom- 
ing rival, went through undefeated 
last year, and is reputed to be even 
more powerful this fall. Under a 
new and hustling coach, Fred 

Swan, Temple should be tougher 
than usual. And among George 
Washington Muhlenberg, Gettys- 
burg, Albright and Western Mary- 
land, we'll find no pushovers. 

Facing this lineup, we are for- 
tunate again this year in having 
co-captains who are not only good 
football players, but also responsi- 
ble leaders. They are Mike Pegg 
and George Kiick, a pair of 200- 
pound stalwarts who remind one 
of the old Greek legend of Damon 
and Pythias. 

Mike and George have been 
buddies on and off the gridiron 
for the past three seasons. On the 
playing field they have teamed up 
to give us a rugged line-backing 
duo, Pegg at center and Kiick at 
fullback. Away from the stadium 
they have been roommates, taking 
the same course of study in pre- 
paration for teaching careers. 

The brand of indomitable spirit 
that Pegg and Kiick have shown 
is not restricted to them alone; 
other men on the squad have it, 
too. And that's why we -may 
sometime take a game which, on 
the basis, of manpower alone, 
we'd have no right to win. And 
that's why forecasting a football 
season comes under the heading of 
"precarious occupations". 



September 30 



October 7 

Penn State 

State College 

October 14 



October 21 

Georgetown (Homecoming) 


October 27* 



November 4 

Western Maryland 


November 18 



November 25 

George Washington 

Washington, D. C. 

* Night Game 


October 14 

Penn State 

State College 

October 18 

Franklin and Marshall 


October 20 

Western Maryland 

Westminster, Md. 

October 28 

East Stroudsburg S. T. C. 

E. Stroudsburg 

November 4 


Syracuse, N. Y. 

November 7 

University of Delaware 


November 11 



November 25 




October 11 

Army Plebes 

West Point 

October 28 

Scranton-Keystone J. C. 


November 4 

Penn State Freshmen 

State College 

November 10 

Temple Freshmen 



Largest Class Graduated 
At June Commencement 

The largest number of persons 
ever to enter Bucknell's alumni 
ranks at one time received diplo- 
mas June 12 at the 89th annual 
Commencement exercises in Davis 
Gymnasium. When the ceremony 
had concluded, the alumni body 
had increased by 247. 

Even Commencement-seasoned 
old-timers agreed that this year's 
graduation was in many ways the 
finest ever held at Bucknell. With 
two thousand persons looking on 
in the brilliantly-decorated gym- 
nasium, the ceremony was a fitting 
farewell for the largest senior class 
in history. 

It was an all-alumni Com- 
mencement, since the traditional 
address was replaced by a panel 
discussion on "Values of a College 
Education" by three prominent 
alumni, two educators and a social 
worker. These speakers received 
honorary degrees during the exer- 

In the discussion Dr. Edwin E. 
Aubrey, '17, professor of Chris- 
tian theology and ethics at the 
University of Chicago; Dr. Stan- 
ley P. Davies, '12, executive di- 
rector of New York City's Com- 
munity Service Society, and Dr. 
Chester P. Higby, '08, professor of 
history at the University of Wis- 
consin, answered questions put to 
them by President Arnaud C. 

"Evaluate every person whom 
you meet as an individual in his 
own right, avoiding lazy generali- 
zations," advised Dr. Davies. 

In a plea for the formation of a 
philosophy of life, Dr. Aubrey 
declared, "An abandonment of co- 
ordinated thinking paves the way 
for fascism and revolution. The 
man or woman who has no phi- 
losophy of life is a prey to every 
fad; he is grist for the mill of the 
next demagogue who knows where 
to go and which educated fools 
to use." 

Giving hints for efforts at self- 
education, Dr. Higby told the 
post-college student "to select 
books carefully, to read intelli- 
gently and to use taste and dis- 
crimination. One should be as 
careful about what he reads as 
about what he eats." 

Following the question-answer 
session Bucknell conferred the hon- 

orary degree of Doctor of Laws 
upon Dr. Higby and also upon Dr. 
Francis B. Haas, president of the 
Bloomsburg, Pa., State Teachers 
College since 1927. Dr. Davies re- 
ceived the degree of Doctor of Hu- 
mane Letters, while Dr. Aubrey 
was honored with the Doctor of 
Divinity degree. 


Another highlight of the gradu- 
ation ceremony was the naming of 
Dr. Daniel C. Roberts, Wilkes- 
Barre philanthropist and honorary 
chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
as Bucknell's "Man of the Year." 

Describing Dr. Roberts as "an 
outstanding leader of Bucknell's 
destiny," President Marts presented 
an inscribed wristwatch to him 
and told of his benefactions during 
the past twelve months to the en- 
gineering building, Junior College, 
debt reduction and new library 

In addition to the 247 bacca- 
laureate and four honorary de- 
grees, 23 Master's degrees were also 
conferred. Highest student honors 
went to Miss Adelaide Delluva, 
Bethlehem, and Robert Griesemer, 
Reading, who received their Bach- 
elor of Science degrees with the dis- 
tinction, "Summa Cum Laude." 
Three academic prizes also went 
to Miss Delluva. 

Commencement was the climax 
of a crowded week-end that opened 
with a Trustee-Faculty dinner 
Friday night and gained full mo- 
mentum Saturday with Alumni 
Day festivities. 


The name of Bucknell's new 
alumni trustee was announced Sat- 
urday morning as the Board as- 
sembled for its semi-annual session. 
He is Dr. John C. Hostetter, '08. 
of West Hartford, Conn., who 
was elected to the Board through 
an alumni mail ballot. 

Dr. Hostetter is vice-president 
in charge of research and develop- 
ment for the Hartford-Empire 
Company, producers of glass-mak- 
ing machinery. While working as 
director of development and re- 
search for the Corning Glass Com- 
pany, he supervised the manufac- 
ture of the largest of all telescope 

Honorary Degrees 
For Three Alumni 

reflectors, the 200-inch giant now 
being prepared for installation in 
the Mount Palomar, Cal., observa- 

At the same time Alfred C. 
Howell, of New York City, vice- 
president of the Guaranty Trust 
Company, was also named to the 
Board. He is president of the An- 
nuity Fund for Congregational 
Ministers and the Retirement Fund 
for Lay Workers. 


Later in the day 450 persons 
attended the annual alumni lunch- 
eon in the College Dining Hall. 
All but two of the reunion classes 
were united for this affair, at which 
the principal speaker was President 
Marts. Other speakers included 
Dr. Carl L. Millward, of Milton, 
retiring president of the General 
Alumni Association, and L. 
Francis Lybarger, Jr., acting alum- 
ni secretary. Miss Trennie E. 
Eisley, retiring president of the 
General Alumnae Association, was 

The Alumni Association, at its 
annual business meeting shortly 
after the luncheon, elected as its 
president Edgar A. Snyder, '11, of 
South Orange, N. J. Andrew R. 
Mathieson, '20, of Pittsburgh, was 
named vice-president, and L. F. 
Lybarger, Jr., '28, of Mifflinburg, 
and Dayton L. Ranck, '16, of 
Lewisburg, were re-elected to the 
posts of secretary and treasurer, re- 
spectively. Dr. Millward was 
elected to the executive committee. 

New president of the General 
Alumnae Association will be Miss 
Nancy L. Griffith, '31. Other offi- 
cers include: Mrs. M. L. Drum '98, 
vice-president; Mrs. Fred Zeller, 
'15, recording secretary; Mrs. Zel- 
man Sleighter, '31, corresponding 
secretary and Miss Catherine Stahl, 
'22, treasurer. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bates Hoffman, '94, and Miss 
Mary Kunkle, '11, were elected to 
the Board of Managers. 

Other features of the gala Com- 
mencement week-end were the bac- 
calaureate service Sunday morning 
and the presentation of Beethoven's 
"Missa Solemnis" Sunday evening, 
both in the Davis Gymnasium. 
"Facing the World of Tomorrow" 
was the topic of President Marts' 
baccalaureate address. 





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Matty' Honored During 
Baseball's Centennial 

Main Observance 
At Cooperstown, N. Y. 

Throughout Baseball's Centen- 
nial Year, which is now drawing 
toward its close, the memory of 
Christy Mathewson, '02, one of 
the immortals of the game, has 
been honored in countless celebra- 
tions throughout the land. 

Wherever fans and players as- 
sembled to review the 100-year 
history of the national pastime, 
the feats of the great "Big Six" 
were bound to play a part in the 
pageantry. Heart of the national 
observance was Cooperstown, N. 
Y., the cradle of baseball, and there 
on May 11 the population of the 
central New York state town, to- 
gether with hundreds of visitors, 
turned out to mark Christy 
Mathewson Day. 

The celebration centered around 
the unveiling by Mrs. Mathewson 
of a bust of the famed pitcher in 
Cooperstown's National Baseball 
Museum, a neat little building in 
which the relics and trophies of 
the game's past are housed. A 
work of the late Gertrude Boyle 
Kanno, the bust shows Mathew- 
son's face as it might have ap- 
peared during the stress of a World 
Series encounter. In the Museum 
it will stand opposite a bust of 
Major General Abner Doubleday, 
who is credited with inventing the 
game of baseball. 

Speaking for Factoryville, Pa., 
and Keystone Academy, which 
Mathewson attended before com- 
ing to Bucknell, Byron S. Hollins- 
head, A. M. '30, president of 
Scranton-Keystone Junior College, 
described the former New York 
Giant hurler as a "great national 
hero honored for what he was, not 
for technical skill". 

Dr. Laurens Seelye, president of 
St. Lawrence University, said that 
Mathewson was "a vindication of 
our love of sport". The Bucknell 
speaker was L. Francis Lybarger, 
Jr., acting alumni secretary, who 
described outstanding events in 
Mathewson's career. 

Other highlights of the day were 
a parade, as well as an attractive 
pageant presented by 400 Otsego 
County Girl Scouts. 

Presiding at the ceremony was 
the Rev. Wilbur S. Sheriff, '28, 

Pitcher's Widow Unveils Mathewson Bust 

ville, the baseball hero's home 
town. A game between Scranton- 
Keystone Junior College and Buck- 
nell Junior College featured this 
observance. At a memorial dinner 
at Scranton-Keystone the toast- 

master was Major A. F. Ders- 
himer, '03. 

At nearby Sunbury a Baseball 
Centennial program included a 
moonlight tableau showing 
Christy's remarkable "fadeaway" 

pastor of the Cooperstown Baptist 

The only flaw in the gala pro- 
gram came later when St. Lawrence 
University's baseball men handed 
Bucknell's Bisons a 9-5 setback in 
a contest played on historic Dou- 
bleday Field. 


The following morning, in an 
address at the Cooperstown Baptist 
Church, President Arnaud C. 
Marts paid a final tribute to 
"Matty." "His influence for good 
upon millions of boys of his gen- 
eration is still a vital factor in the 
character of our present life in 
America," President Marts de- 

Another "Mathewson Day" 
was celebrated this year at Factory- 

College Acquires 
Martin House 

A Lewisburg house occupied for 
more than 40 years by a family 
noted in Bucknell history has been 
acquired by the University, which 
has remodelled it for use as an 
auxiliary dormitory for women 

The new college property is the 
Martin house on St. George Street. 
It was the residence of the late 
Professor and Mrs. William E. 
Martin and their daughter. Profes- 
sor Eliza J. Martin, '00, late li- 
brarian of the University, who 
died a year ago. William E. Mar- 
tin was a Bucknell graduate, class 
of 1871, while Mrs. Martin was 
Institute '62. 

OCTOBER, 1939 

JDktniet Ctuk 


Coach Albert E. Humphreys 
discussed Bucknell's football pros- 
pects at the most recent meeting of 
the Elmira Alumni Club at the 
Hotel Rathbun. He also showed 
motion pictures of several Bucknell 

The Bison leader was introduced 
by Coach Carl Snavely of Cornell, 
former Bucknell mentor, who pre- 
sented the Big Red coaching staff: 
Max Reed, '24, line coach; Mose 
Quinn, '34, freshman coach, and 
George K. "Lefty" James, '30, end 

Lloyd Trimmer, '28, Towanda 
High School coach and president 
of the Bradford County Bucknell 
Alumni Association, also was 
among the speakers. Sanford L. 
Barcus, '34, president of the Elmira 
alumni chapter, welcomed the 70 
guests, as did William P. Hurley, 
'27, secretary. 

The club has been instrumental 
in arranging for at least six Elmira 
boys to enter Bucknell this fall. 
The next meeting of the organiza- 
tion is scheduled for late October. 

Present officers of the club, in 
addition to Barcus and Hurley, are 
Grover Foresman, '19, vice-presi- 
dent, and Anthony Schwenkler, 
'21, treasurer. . 


Since our last report in these 
pages we have had two rousing 
meetings, the first on April 14 at 
Beekman Towers in New York 
City, attended by 55 alumni, and 
the second on June 10, a joint 
basket picnic at Liberty Corners, 
N. J., attended by 110 alumni. 

At the New York meeting we 
listened to an excellent address by 
William R. White, '26, commis- 
sioner of banking of New York 
state. He gave us an intimate and 
entertaining glimpse of the work 
of bank supervision. We were 
also honored by the presence of 
Professor Walter S. Harley, '87, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., who gave 
an intimate picture of the Bucknell 
of 52 years ago.. He was in col- 
lege when the first Bucknell foot- 
ball game was played, and his 
class was the first in which women 
were graduated. 

Rev. Edward C. Kunkle, '97, 
chairman of the scholarship com- 
mittee, reported that 16 boys and 

girls had applied for the Metro- 
politan scholarship, with 14 sched- 
uled to take the examinations on 
April 22. Since then the examina- 
tions have been held and a young 
man from the metropolitan area 
has received the scholarship. 

The association took note of the 
anniversary on April 7 of Dr. 
Marts' appointment as full-time 
president of Bucknell, expressing 
unanimous appreciation of his fine 
work and our whole-hearted sup- 
port in all his undertakings. 


Mrs. Earle L. Moyer, '28, was 
re-elected president of the Alumnae 
Club of Lewisburg at the final 
spring meeting of the group. Other 
officers named were: Mrs. Paul M. 
Showalter, '33, vice-president; 
Miss Trennie Eisley, '31, secre- 
tary; Mrs. Elizabeth Bates Hoff- 
man, '94, treasurer. 

Officers and members of the pro- 
gram and social committees acted 
as hostesses at the alumni get-to- 
gether Saturday afternoon of 
Commencement week-end. 

Fall activities of the club will 
begin with a tureen supper on 
Tuesday evening, October 10. 


Twenty-six Bucknellians and 
their guests attended a dinner meet- 
ing at the University of Rochester 
Faculty Club on June 1. Through 
the efforts of Mr. Lybarger we 
were privileged to have as our 
guests Dr. and Mrs. Norman H. 
Stewart. Dr. Stewart gave an in- 
teresting talk on the subject, "Tak- 
ing the Pulse of Bucknell." 

Plans are being made for the 
first fall meeting which is to be 
held shortly. 



Under the capable leadership of 
our president, Malcolm Musser, 
the Bucknell University Alumni 
Club of Union County has been 
increasingly active during the past 
few months. An executive board 
meeting was held at the Lewisburg 
Inn on May 29 to arrange for a 
pre-Commencement get-together of 
club members at a dinner meeting 
June 6 at the Hotel Lewisburger. 

Dr. Norman H. Stewart was 
guest speaker at the meeting, de- 

lighting the 67 members and 
guests with a discourse on "Taking 
the Pulse of Bucknell." 

A set of resolutions was read 
and adopted to the memory of the 
late Christy Mathewson on the 
hundredth anniversary of baseball 
and another set was presented fav- 
oring the continuance of the dia- 
mond sport here on the campus at 

The club had originally planned 
to hold a picnic in July at the 
Christian Association Recreation 
Cabin at Cowan, but upon 
learning that the Summer Ses- 
sion students were sponsoring 
a huge ox-roast on the same 
date, decided to cooperate with 
that group and become better 
acquainted with summer school 
students and faculty members. 

With the date yet to be an- 
nounced, it is planned to hold a 
pre-Homecoming meeting early in 
October. At that time the club 
will celebrate the first anniversary 
of its founding. There will be a 
business session and election of 
officers. The club voted to assist 
the Alumni Secretary, L. Francis 
Lybarger, and his committee, in 
staging the second annual Home- 
coming dance on October 21 fol- 
lowing the Bison clash with 

We'll look for you at Home- 

Florence Utt Focht, '26, 


The Bucknell Women's Asso- 
ciation of Pittsburgh, which is 
only one year old, already has 
130 members. A luncheon-meet- 
ing is held regularly on the second 
Wednesday of each month at the 
Congress of Clubs, Penn Avenue, 

Officers for the current year are 
as follows: Mrs. T. A. O'Leary, 
president; Mrs. Earl A. Morton, 
vice-president; Mrs. George H. 
Jones, recording secretary; Mrs. 
Norman E. Henry and Mrs. Ed- 
ward C. Myers, corresponding sec- 
retaries; Miss Jane Shrum and 
Mrs. B. R. Seeman, treasurers. 

Interesting programs have fea- 
tured every meeting. The officers 
are planning to extend the mem- 
bership so as to include, if possi- 
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College Receives 
Five Class Gifts 

Five classes — 1899, 1914, 
1928, 1929 and 1939 — have re- 
cently presented to the University- 
valuable gifts which will make 
possible a lighting system for the 
Stadium roadway, a new scholar- 
ship, books for the library, a 
plaque on which the name of 
Bucknell's "Man of the Year" will 
be inscribed annually and a por- 
trait of President Arnaud C. Marts. 

Members of the Class of 1928 
voted to provide funds for illumi- 
nating tht road which leads from 
the Sigma Chi house to the Stadi- 
um and Davis Gymnasium. The 
metal standards and cables pur- 
chased by the class are to be in 
place this fall. As part of the gen- 
eral program for improving this 
section of the campus, the Univer- 
sity also plans to construct a side- 
walk alongside the Stadium lane. 

As its benefaction, the 10-year 
reunion Class of 1929 turned over 
its memorial fund, which had 
mounted to $2,100, to the Uni- 
versity for the establishment of a 

The Class of 1914, meeting in 
its 25th reunion, decided to give 
the "Man of the Year" plaque, 
which is expected to be placed in 
the lobby of Daniel C. Roberts 

The 40-year class of 1899 pro- 
vided $50 for the purchase of 
books for the Library, with the 
stipulation that the volumes 
should be added to the foreign lan- 
guage collections. The class de- 
cided upon this appropriate gift 
since two of its members are Dr. 
B. W. Griffith, professor of Ro- 
mance languages, and Dr. F. G. 
Ballentine, professor of Latin. 

300 Bucknellians Entertained 
At Estate of Rush Kress, '00 

Two New Records Set 
By Summer School 

Two new records were set by 
the Bucknell Summer School 
which ended August 4. The en- 
rollment of 573 was one all-time 
high, while the 64 persons upon 
whom degrees were conferred at 
the August convocation formed the 
largest contingent of Summer de- 
gree candidates in history. 

Master's degrees went to 45 stu- 
dents at the end of the six-week 
session, and 19 men and women 
received bachelor's degrees. 

Three hundred Bucknellians 
were entertained for supper on the 
evening of September 8 by Rush 
H. Kress, '00, at his beautiful es- 
tate, Rcckhill, at Ossining-on-the- 
Hudson. Mr. Kress entertained 
his guests in a large tent set up in 
his gardens for the occasion. 

Guests of honor were President 
Marts, Judge J. Warren Davis, 
from the trustees, William C. 
Walls, Joseph W. Henderson, 
John C. Hosteler, and William 
R. White, and four members of 
the Bucknell faculty and adminis- 
tration. Prof. Benjamin Griffith, 
Prof. Frank Burpee, Prof. Malcolm 
Musser, and L. Francis Lybarger, 
Jr., alumni secretary. Edgar A. 
Snyder, retiring president of the 
New York Alumni Association 
and new president of the General 
Alumni Association, presided. 

Mr. Marts paid tribute to the 
loyal services Mr. Kress has ren- 
dered to Bucknell in the past and 
especially to the constant assistance 
Mr. Kress has given to his admin- 
istration. He said that he and 
Judge Davis had repeatedly urged 
Mr. Kress to accept re-election on 
Bucknell's board of trustees, but 
that Mr. Kress' health and business 
activity had prevented him from 
accepting. He reported, however, 
that Mr. Kress had agreed to serve 

on the Bucknell Athletic Council 
and that he was happy to announce 
the election of Mr. Kress to that 
important council for a period of 
three years. 

Judge Davis, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees, spoke of his 
great pleasure that Mr. Kress had 
agreed to serve in this capacity and 
referred to him as an alumnus of 
outstanding success, calling him 
"Bucknell's Exhibit A." 

Mr. Kress told of his desire to 
be of service to Bucknell and sug- 
gested that all Bucknellians join in 
an effort during the next three or 
four years to wipe out the accu- 
mulated deficit of the Athletic 
Council which had been carried 
along for many years, now 
amounting to $37,000. He of- 
fered to pay off one-third of this 
debt if others would join him. 

During the program those pres- 
ent stood in silence for a moment 
in memory of President Harris, 
President Hunt, Dr. Swartz, and 
other great Bucknellians who have 
passed on. 

Officers of the New York Alum- 
ni Association for the coming year 
were elected as follows: Julius F. 
Seebach, '20, president; Charles T. 
Farrow, '26, vice-president; Joseph 
D. Dent, '20, treasurer; and Mary 
J. Harrar, '26, secretary. 

1880' s Memorial 
Returned to Old Main 

the columns on each side of the 
entrance to Old Main, but further 
investigation has disclosed that 
there was only one memorial. 

The missing memorial plaque of 
the Class of 1880 is back in place 
on one of the columns of Old 

Shortly after the March Alumni 
Monthly carried a story telling of 
the disappearance of the plaque, 
Treasurer D. L. Ranck, '16, re- 
ceived a package containing the 
circular metal disk bearing the 
motto, "Post Proelium Praemi- 

The plaque was returned by an 
alumnus who had picked it up 
after the Old Main fire in 1932, 
not realizing its historical value. He 
was glad to return it when he 
learned, through the Monthly, that 
the University wanted to restore 
it to its place on the column. 

At first it was believed that 
identical plaques were affixed to 


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ble, all Bucknell women and wives 
of Bucknell men of Pittsburgh and 

The purpose of this young and 
growing organization is to foster 
an interest in Bucknell and estab- 
lish if possible a scholarship to be 
awarded to a worthy and qualified 
girl from this district. 

The September meeting was 
held September 20 at the Congress 
of Women's Clubs as a business 
luncheon. A committee from the 
association headed by Mrs. James 
S. Replogle and Mrs. David Eng- 
land worked at the Tuberculosis 
Hospital September 12 in prepara- 
tion for the annual Christmas seal 

Mrs. Norman E. Henry. 

OCTOBER, 1939 




Thomas J. Philips. 93, of Atglen, the 
oldest person holding a degree from Buck- 
nell University, died April 9 at his home. 
A former Pennsylvania state legislator, he 
also served as president of the Atglen Na- 
tional Bank, the Mutual Fire Insurance 
Company of Chester County and the 
Atglen Water Company. He was a di- 
rector of the Chester County Trust Com- 

Several years ago Mr. Philips contri- 
buted an interesting series of reminiscences 
to the Alumni Monthly telling of his stu- 
dent days three-quarters of a century ago. 
He arrived on the campus shortly after 
the battle of Gettysburg, when Old Main 
and the Academy were the only buildings 
on the "Hill", the faculty numbered five 
men and board could be secured for three 
dollars a week. 

Philips, a member of Sigma Chi, was 
one of "The Boys Who Voted No" by 
deciding to continue the fraternity as a 
secret society despite President Loomis's 
ban on the organizations. 


According to word received last month, 
the Rev. Jonathan J. Nicholas, of Madera, 
Cal., has died. He also received the Master 
of Arts degree from Bucknell in 1874. 


Guest of honor at a dinner held last 
spring by members of Kappa chapter of 
Sigma Chi was William C. Walls, Lewis- 
burg banker. The affair was held by Rush 
H. Kress, '00, at his estate, Rockhill, at 
Ossining, N. Y. 


A six months' illness proved fatal Au- 
gust 23 to Miss Alverda F. Billmeyer, 
of Lewisburg, who was in her 84th year. 
Miss Billmeyer had been living at the 
home of her sister, Mrs. George S. Mat- 
lack, '69, for the past 13 years, following 
the death of another sister, Mrs. Mary 
Ellen Linn, in 1926. She had been an ac- 
tive member of the Presbyterian Church 
and of other civic and Christian organi- 


The Rev. Dr. Spenser Byron Meeser, 
80, widely known theologian and former 
president of the American Baptist His- 
torical Society, died May 7 at his home 
in Pittsburgh. 

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Meeser 
attended Crozer Theological Seminary 
after leaving Bucknell, and was ordained 
to the Baptist ministry in 1886. After 
serving pastorates in New Jersey, Dela- 
ware, Massachusetts, Michigan and New 
York, he joined the faculty of the Crozer 

From 1916 to 1931 he was president 
of the historical society. He also was 
secretary of the Citizens State League of 
New Jersey and corresponding secretary 
of the General Convention, Baptists of 
North America, in 1907. He served as a 
delegate to many conventions and religious 
congresses and was editor of the Crozer 


Mrs. Thomas S. Franklin, the former 
Luella Lindell, who was one of the out- 
standing citizens of Charlotte, N. C 
died March 14 following a heart attack. 
A native of Erie, she had lived in the 
North Carolina city since her parents 
moved there 50 years ago. 

A member of the First Baptist Church 
of Charlotte for many years, she was 
president of the Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety and organized the first Philathea 
Sunday School class in the South. Espe- 
cially interested in the campaign to en- 
courage production of better motion pic- 
tures, she served as president of the Char- 
lotte Motion Picture Council. 

Among the relatives surviving Mrs. 
Franklin is Walter L. Hill, '98, of Scran- 


Miss Ida R. Bowen is principal of the 
Bowen School. 425 East State St., Tren- 
ton, N. J. 


Miss Edith R. Cornelius is now living 
at 2215 Roslyn Ave., Baltimore, Md. 


Retired from the ministry, the Rev. 
J. W. Neyman resides at 319 East Lincoln 
Avenue, New Castle. After leaving theo- 
logical seminary he served as pastor for 
42 years at churches in Iowa, Terre Haute. 
Ind.. Chicago and Joliet, 111. 


After more than a half century of teach- 
ing, including several years before he en- 
tered college, Dr. John I. Woodruff has 
announced his retirement as head of the 
philosophy department at Susquehanna 
University, which he had served as a fac- 
ulty member since 1892. 

He was graduated from Missionary In- 
stitute, now Susquehanna University, be- 
fore entering Bucknell. Following the 
completion of his college course he took 
charge of the Friend's Normal Institute at 
Rising Sun. Md., and then served two 
years as principal of the Mifflin Academy. 
He started his work at Susquehanna as 
professor of Latin, English and rhetoric. 

For a short time in 1894 his work at 
Susquehanna was interrupted as he became 
president of Palatinate College at Myers- 
town. From 1901 to 1904 he was acting 
president of Susquehanna. As a member 
of the Pennsylvania legislature in the ses- 
sions of 1919 and 1921, Dr. Woodruff 
sponsored many important educational 

Miss Ellen Church, of Washington, D. 
C, was a visitor in Union County during 
the summer. 


Dr. Harvey F. Smith, Harrisburg sur- 
geon, has taken a leading part in the 
"Cancer Is Curable, Fight It With Knowl- 
edge" campaign being carried out this year 
by the American Society for the Control 
of Cancer. He has given addresses on 
cancer control in several central Penn- 
sylvania communities. 


Group Four, Pennsylvania Bankers As- 
sociation, re-elected Dr. Frank M. Simp- 
son, president of the Union National 
Bank, as a member of the executive com- 
mittee at the group's annual meeting on 
the Bucknell campus. At the same time 
LeRoy T. Butler. '97, cashier of the 
Union National Bank, was re-named to 
the committee on relations with the Fed- 
eral Reserve Bank. Members of the host 
committee for the bankers' meeting in- 
cluded C. C. Lesher, '04, Dayton L. 
Ranck. '16, and Dr. Frank E. Burpee. 

Dr. Edgar G. Kendall, 61, died April 
28 at his home in Concord, N. H. From 
1916 until his retirement in 1937 he 
was master of St. Paul's School. After 
leaving Bucknell, he matriculated at Yale 
University. Surviving is his widow, 
Mrs. Grace Weymouth Kendall. 


Re-elected at the June meeting of the 
board of trustees, Dr. Mary Wolfe is con- 
tinuing as head of the Laurelton State 
Village, where she has been superintendent 
since the institution was opened in 1919. 

Dr. Wolfe's annual report revealed that 
there were 693 girls in the institution, 
with 115 on parole, on June 1. On the 
waiting list are 750. together with 1,000 
on the reserve waiting list, but no facili- 
ties are available for these girls. 

The big building project at the Village 
is nearing completion, with the erection 
of two new cottages, recreation hall, hos- 
pital and administration building which 
have been accepted by the Department of 

John M. Gundy, '97, of Lewisburg, 
is a trustee of the Village. 


The address of the Rev. Abram S. 
Barner is 245 Dodd Street, East Orange. 
N. J. He can also be located in New York 
City at 356 West 34th Street. 


Dr.. Mabel Morgan Colby resides at 
1 848 North Kingsley Drive, Hollywood, 


When the University of Otago, New 
Zealand, opened its first — yes, that's 
right, first — ■ semester on February 27, 
the inaugural address was delivered by 
Professor Ann Gilchrist Strong, dean of 
the home science faculty at the University. 
She attributed the troubles in Europe to 
training children to obey and not to think 
and act for themselves, as well as to in- 
fusing hate instead of love. 

President of the Lycoming County 
Historical Society during the coming year 
will be Oliver J. Decker, Williamsport at- 
torney. The society has a membership 
of 503. 


A series of travel articles written by 
/. A. Dewitt, Sunbury attorney, have ap- 
peared this summer in the Sunbury Daily 
Item, They describe points of interest 
seen during a tour of the United States. 




Dr. Samuel Calvin Smith, 58, of Phil- 
adelphia, heart specialist and author of 
several medical texts, died July 3 1 of in- 
juries suffered 10 days earlier in an auto- 
mobile accident near Bartonville. 

Seeking better methods of diagnosis 
than those prevailing, Dr. Smith was one 
of the first American physicians to use the 
electrocardiagram. Two of his books, 
"How Is Your Heart?" and "That Heart 
of Yours", were written for the general 
public. He also wrote two books and 
many professional articles dealing chiefly 
with cardiology. 

A native of Hollidaysburg, he received 
the Bachelor of Science degree from Buck- 
nell in 1901, and received the Master of 
Science degree in 1905, the same year he 
received his medical degree at Jefferson 
Medical College. For 10 years he en- 
gaged in general practice at Hollidaysburg. 
and then, after a year devoted to special 
study of the heart, established a practice 
in Philadelphia as a heart specialist. Dur 
ing the World War he served as a major 
in the Army Medical Corps. 

From 1920 to 1922 he was an in- 
structor at Jefferson Medical College. He 
also taught at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. Bucknell bestowed an Sc. D. de- 
gree on him in 1928. Surviving is his 
widow, the former Louise Warriner, '00. 


The marriage of Mrs. Anna Jackson 
Branson, of Germantown, executive secre- 
tary of the Green Street Friends Meeting, 
Philadelphia, and Dr. Lewis E. Theiss, 
head of Bucknell's journalism department, 
was announced June 20. 

Mrs. Theiss is a graduate of Columbia 
University, studied at Swarthmore for 
three years, and at Temple University, 
University of Pittsburgh and Pendle Hill. 
Quaker graduate school. The daughter of 
a prominent Quaker educator and manu- 
facturer, she has taken an active part in 
the Friends' religious and social welfare 
program. She is a vice-president of Pi 
Beta Phi and was the first treasurer of 
the organization's Settlement School at 
Gatlinburg, Tenn. 


His 3 3 rd anniversary as pastor of 
Alpha Baptist Church, Philadelphia, was 
celebrated March 5 by the Rev. Dr. How- 
ard K. Williams, who has seen the congre- 
gation grow from 124 members in 1906, 
when he assumed the pastorate, to almost 
1,000. The Alpha Sunday school is also 
one of the largest in the city of Philadel- 
phia, with an average attendance of 1,000. 

Dr. Winfield S. Booth, '08. Alpha's 
first ministerial student and now secretary 
of the Newark, N. J., City Mission So- 
ciety, spoke at the afternoon services on 
the anniversary day. 


Stricken with a heart attack just after 
concluding a hearing, William M. Martz, 
justice of the peace at Elysburg, fell dead 
in his office late in July. He was 58 
years old. 

Justice Martz was engaged profession- 
ally in Chicago and the Mid-west follow- 
ing his graduation until 1921, when he 
returned to Elysburg. He was active in 
Republican politics for many years and 
had been a candidate for State committee- 
man. Elected justice of the peace in 
1923, he was serving his fourth term at 
the time of his death. 

Surviving are his wife, the former 
Carrie Gilbert, a brother and three sisters. 

C. Dale Wolfe, attorney, of Wewoka, 
Okla., died in April at his home. After 
leaving Bucknell. he was graduated from 
Michigan Law School and then began 
practice in Wewoka. He was active in 
conservation work and was known as an 
expert marksman. 

Mr. Wolfe was 61 years old. Surviv- 
ing, in addition to his widow, are three 


Struck by a bicycle. Earl Morton suf- 
fered a broken pelvic bone. He has been 
in the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. 


Dr. Carl L. Millward, superintendent 
of the Milton schools, has been appointed 
a member of the youth committee of 
Rotary International. A former governor 
of the 177th district, he is one of only 
two Pennsylvanians named to a standing 

Mrs. Reginald W. Kauffman, the former 
Ruth Hammett, is busy writing at the 
Sebasco Estates, Bath, Me. 


Clark H. W. Snyder, 5 2, Lewisburg 
attorney, died suddenly on May 6 when 
he was stricken while walking along Sec- 
ond Street in Lewisburg. He was dead 
before medical aid could be summoned. 

A native of Numidia, Columbia Coun- 
ty, Mr. Snyder attended the University 
of Michigan Law School, receiving a de- 
gree in 1910. For many years he prac- 
ticed law in Detroit, Mich., coming to 
Lewisburg in 193 2. Ill health prevented 
him from continuing an active law prac- 

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, 
Mrs. Caldwell Prowant, of Syracuse, N. 


On June 5 Miss Sarah Jane Penrod, 
daughter of William E. Penrod, became 
the bride of David H. Binns, of Fayette 
City, who is a member of Kappa Sigma. 
Mr. and Mrs. Binns are making their 
home in Fayette City. 

In charge of the successful Lewisburg 
Demonstration School this summer was 
Mrs. Margaret Pangburn Mathias, who 
during the winter is dean of girls and 
teacher of French and Latin at the Lewis- 
burg High School. Her appointment 
marked the first time that a woman had 
served as principal of one of Bucknell's 
summer Demonstration Schools. Mrs. 
Mathias had been a member of the Dem- 
onstration School faculty for the two 
preceding years. 

A tribute to Dr. Paul G. Stolz, head 
of Bucknell's music department, was paid 
by the Susquehanna Valley Music Club, 
which Dr. Stolz has served as president 
for the past two years. Members of the 
group presented two music books to their 
retiring president. 

Miss Beatrice R. Richards is a teacher 
in Philadelphia, where she lives at 1421 
Arch Street. 


Herman Brandt has been elected a 
member of the Board of Trustees of East 
Aurora, N. Y. 

Preston M. Savidge is now living at 
R. D. 2, Montgomery. 


The address of Miss Jane Chapman 
is 16 North Fremont Avenue. Beilevue. 
She is secretary to the county superin- 
tendent of schools, with offices in the 
County Office Building. Pittsburgh. 

Mrs. Winnie Dickson Hardgrove is liv- 
ing at 1021 Jefferson Avenue. Akron 

R. J. Maplesden, who is working as 
a copy editor for the New York World- 
Telegram, lives at 438 West 116th Street, 
New York City. 

The International Institute of Educa- 
tion has awarded a scholarship for study 
abroad to William E. Velte, sen of the 
Rev. Louis J. Velte, of Chester. Young 
Velte, a junior at Haverford College, will 
study languages at the University of 
Zurich, Switzerland. 


George W. Lawrence is pastor of the 
Community Church of Ventnor, N. J. 
After leaving Bucknell. Mr. Lawrence 
was graduated from Princeton and from 
Crozer Seminary, and has served as pastor 
of churches in New York and Michigan. 
He is taking an active part in the com- 
munity life of Atlantic City. 


John H. R. Roberts, 51, of Merion, 
died August 3 in Jefferson Hospital. Phil- 
adelphia. A Pennsylvania Indemnity Cor- 
poration vice-president, he was also an 

Mr. Roberts, a native of Hanover 
Green in Luzerne County, had a summer 
home at Geigertown near Reading, where 
he was buried. He was a member of the 
Shrine, the Lawyers' Club and the Read- 
ing Country Club. 

The most recent readjustment of pas- 
torates in the Central Pennsylvania Con- 
ference of the Evangelical Church resulted 
in the transferring of the Rev. J. H. 
Fleckenstine from St. Paul's Evangelical 
Church. Lewisburg, to Trinity Evangelical 
Church, York. 

At the conference sessions the Rev. Mr. 
Fleckenstine. who had been stationed at 
Lewisburg for the past five years, was 
elected general conference secretary for the 
ninth consecutive year. 

Newly returned from India, where she 
attended the great World Council on Mis- 
sions at Madras, Miss Sue E. Weddell 
gave a vivid picture of her first-hand ex- 
periences with the spread of Christianity 
in the Orient, as she delivered two ad- 
dresses in Lewisburg April 30. Chris- 
tianity has brought joy to the Eastern 
peoples who have adopted it, said Miss 
Weddell, who is executive secretary of 
the Women's Board of Foreign Missions 
of the Reformed Church in America, with 
headquarters in New York. 


Miss Ruth Heinsling died June 1 at 
Baker Memorial Hospital. Boston. Mass. 
Funeral services were conducted in Cam- 
bridge, Mass.. by Dr. Newton C. Fetter, 
'09. Interment was made at Altoona, Pa. 

A recent speaker before the Sunbury 
Rotary Club was C. A. Fryling, Sunbury 
merchant, who discussed "The Value of 
Good Books". In an earlier talk Mr. 
Fryling had considered the influence of bad 
books. He is a past president of the club. 


Blood poisoning which followed a se- 
vere burn of the leg caused the death of 

OCTOBER, 1939 


William D. Reading, 48, former Bison 
football player, at the Clearfield Hospital 
on April 15. 

At the time of his death Mr. Reading 
was engaged in the insurance business, 
having set up his own firm six months 
previously. Before that he had been affil- 
iated with the firms of Helmbold and Ste- 
wart, and later of Moore. Wilson and 
Reading. He went to Clearfield 25 years 
ago as football coach and an instructor in 
the Clearfield High School. He was 
widely known, also, as a gridiron referee. 

Surviving are his widow and two sons, 
William D. Reading. Jr.. Bucknell '40, 
and Edward. 

The seventh International Congress on 
Genetics invited Dr. William H. Eyster, 
professor of botany at Bucknell. to ad- 
dress them in their annual meeting at 
Edinburgh, Scotland, last month. Al- 
though the Bucknell professor was unable 
to go to Edinburgh, the invitation repre- 
sented signal recognition of his outstand- 
ing work in connection with the genus 
tagetes (marigold). 

J. Fred McMurray has been appointed 
Williamsport district examiner for the 
Employment Board of the Pennsylvania 
Department of Public Assistance, en- 
trusted with the responsibility of conduct- 
ing civil service examinations for appli- 
cants seeking public assistance jobs. Mr. 
McMurray is principal of the Theodore 
Roosevelt Junior High School and chair- 
man of the Williamsport Civil Service 

Dr. John W. Rice, professor of bacter- 
iology at Bucknell. spent the summer at 
Geneva, N. Y., engaging in experimental 


As a member of the Washington Cross- 
ing Park Commission. Governor James 
has appointed Dr. Edward W. Pangburn. 
of Philadelphia. 

A daughter was born July 25 to Mr. 
and Mrs. William T. Windsor, of Walnut 
Dell, on the Broadway Road, Milton. Mr. 
Windsor is assistant district attorney of 
Northumberland County. and Milton 
borough solicitor. 


New president of the Pennsylvania 
District Attorney's Association is William 
L. Showers, of Lewisburg, who also has 
the distinction of being unopposed for a 
third term as district attorney of Union 

Mr. Showers was elected state president 
of the district attorneys at their annual 
convention at Erie during July. Last 
year he was vice-president of the associa- 
tion, with his elevation to the presidency 
coming by a unanimous vote. 

The attorney is well known through- 
out central Pennsylvania for civic as well 
as legal activities. He is solicitor for the 
Kelly-White Deer Motor Club and is ac- 
tive in various fraternal organizations, in- 
cluding the P. O. S. of A. After being 
graduated from Bucknell. he attended the 
Dickinson School of Law. 

Mrs. Arthur L. Brandon, the former 
Margaret Weddell, has moved to Austin, 
Texas, where her husband has accepted 
a position as director of publicity for the 
University of Texas. 

In recognition of his long research in 
the field of archaeology. George H. Neff, 
of Sunbury, has been named to the board 
of directors of the Pennsylvania Archae- 
ological Society. Mr. Neff will fill the 
unexpired term left by elevation of F. S. 

Huber to the vice-presidency. He will 
serve until next year. 


Eugene P. Benin has joined the staff 
of the Mansfield State Teachers College 
as instructor in education and psychology. 
A native of Lycoming County. Mr. Bertin 
prepared for the profession of education 
at Bucknell, Texas A. and M. College and 
Harvard, receiving an M.A. degree from 
the latter institution in 1925. 

Since heading a small school in Lime- 
stone Township, Lycoming County, he 
has served as instructor in English in 
Williamsport High School, supervising 
principal of the Muncy schools and public 
information editor of the State Depart- 
ment of Public Instruction. For eight 
successive summers he was assistant prin- 
cipal and instructor in English and psy- 
chology at the Muncy Normal School, 
then a branch of the Mansfield Teachers 

Numerous articles on various phases of 
education from the pen of Mr. Bertin 
have appeared in a half dozen profes- 
sional magazines. He is also affiliated, as 
officer or member, with several education 

Mrs. Carl A. Schug. of Williamsport. 
the former Alice Johnson, is the newly- 
elected regent of the Lycoming County 
chapter of the Daughters of the American 

Mrs. Michael Sacharoff. who was Helen 
E. Krouse, lives at 20 1 : Home Street, 
Beverly, Mass. 

Herman F. Reich, of Sunbury. has 
passed the 17 -year mark in his service as 
assistant United States district attorney for 
the Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

Chief clerk to the Northumberland 
County commissioners is Sterling T. Post. 


C. C. Deck has been named superinten- 
dent of the Gary Works rail mill of the 
United States Steel Company. He began 
his career with U. S. Steel in 1919 at 
Joliet Works and in 1934 was transferred 
to South Works as test engineer. He came 
to Gary Works March 16 as assistant 
superintendent of the rail mill. 

Among the Bucknell men running for 
public office this fall is Hiram J. Bloom. 
Sunbury. who is a candidate for the Dem- 
ocratic nomination for district attorney of 
Northumberland County. A Sunbury 
native who has practiced law for the past 
1 7 years, Mr. Bloom served six years as 
assistant district attorney and more re- 
cently was special deputy attorney general 
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
in the Division of Unemployment Com- 
pensation and Employment Service. 

John S. Cold's nine-year term as na- 
tional secretary-treasurer general of Pi Mu 
Epsilon. national honorary mathematics 
fraternity, has been extended for three 
more years by virtually unanimous vote 
of the fraternity's 6,000 members in all 
parts of the United States. Associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics at Bucknell, Mr. 
Gold was first elected secretary-treasurer 
of the fraternity in 19 27. and has since 
been re-elected three times. He has been 
active in the Bucknell chapter of the fra- 
ternity, which since its founding in 1925 
has had 250 members. 


Captain DeWitt K. Botts, for the past 
20 years teacher and band instructor at 
Manlius School, Manlius, N. Y., has re- 

signed his position. As commander of 
the R. O. T. C. unit at Manlius, Captain 
Botts developed the school band into one 
of the best known in the country. On 
Sunday afternoon. August 13. he appeared 
irt a radio broadcast of the fifth annual 
Northfield Festival of Sacred Music at the 
Westminster Choir College summer 
school, East Northfield. Mass. 

For the seventh consecutive term C. J. 
Anchor has been chosen president of the 
Milton Sportsmen's Association. 

Invitations were issued last month for 
the wedding of Miss Helen E. Swartz, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Swartz, 
Milton, and Alan Small, also of Milton, 
on Saturday afternoon, September 9, in 
the Milton Reformed Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rorabach and 
daughter. Bette Lee. and their twins, Jack 
and Jill, of whom they are very proud, 
visited the campus recently. 


Walter D. Roos has been appointed di- 
rector of publicity for Pennsylvania's 
newly-formed Department of Commerce 
For the past 1 8 years Mr. Roos has been 
a correspondent at the State Capitol for 
newspapers of Philadelphia. Pittsburgh. 
Scranton and other cities. He has also 
written extensively for magazines and 
trade journals. 

From 19 29 to 19 39 Mr. Roos was 
secretary-treasurer of the Pennsylvania 
Legislative Correspondents' Association. 
He was also formerly on the staff of the 
Patriot, Harrisburg. Born in Montgomery 
County, he received his pre-college educa- 
tion at Boyertown and Reading. He 
served in the Army for a short time dur- 
ing the World War and at the time the 
Armistice was signed was in the Field 
Artillery Central Officers Training School 
at Camp Zachary Taylor. Louisville, Ky. 
He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

In his new job Mr. Roos will assist 
Commerce Secretary Richard P. Brown in 
a drive to stimulate and expand Pennsyl- 
vania's industry — chief purpose in Gov- 
ernor Arthur H. James' formulation of 
the new department. 

Our newer literature is trying to re- 
capture America's old time spirit, in the 
opinion of Dr. Harry R. W artel, professor 
of English at the University of Maryland, 
who described this trend as a "back home 
movement" in an address before the 
Friends of the Bucknell Library in their 
annual session last spring. His topic was 
"The Flavor of America", based on his 
forthcoming volume. American Local 
Color Stories. 

Thomas J. S. Heim has spent the past 
1 4 years in teacher education work in the 
state teachers colleges of Pennsylvania. At 
the present time he is on the faculty of 
the state teachers college at West Chester. 

A draftsman for the American Steel 
and Wire Company at Donora, Arnold 
R. Kerth lives at 649 McKee Avenue, 

The address of Mrs. A. W. Harsh, who 
was Margaret Sipley, is 684 Fairview 
Avenue, Lancaster. 

H. L. Campbell is working as a chem- 
ical engineer in the Bell Telephone labora- 
tories. His mailing address is 463 West 
Street, New York City. 

Mrs. Kenneth W. Oakley, the former 
Ruth Clark, resides at 40-19 Murray 
Street, Flushing, N. Y. 




When the Mansfield State Teachers 
College opened its fall term this month, 
its new president was Dr. Lester K. Ade, 
whose term as State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction expired this spring. 

Dr. Ade, who assumed his new duties 
on August 1 , was named to fill the posi- 
tion made vacant by the resignation of 
Dr. James F. Noonan. The announce- 
ment of his election was made July 17 
by W. C. McCormick. president of the 
Mansfield board of trustees. 

The prominent educator, who left the 
presidency of a Connecticut teachers col- 
lege to head Pennsylvania's Department of 
Public Instruction, received an honorary 
degree from his Alma Mater in 1935. 
Succeeding Dr. Ade as state superintendent 
is Dr. Francis B. Haas, former president 
of Bloomsburg State Teachers College, 
upon whom Bucknell conferred an hon- 
orary degree this past June. 

Miss Hilda D. Coates, daughter of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Coates, Wilkes-Barre, became 
the bride of Alfred B. Schimmel, son of 
Mrs. Marie Schimmel. Nanticoke, at a 
ceremony performed June 25 at "Heath- 
cote", their newly erected home at North 

Following the wedding, at which the 
Rev. Theodore Rehkopf. pastor of St. 
John's Lutheran Church. Nanticoke, offi- 
ciated, there was a reception for 50 guests 
at the cottage. 

Mrs. Schimmel, who did graduate work 
at the University of Rochester and Cor- 
nell, has been a member of the faculty of 
Wilkes-Barre G. A. R. High School. Mr. 
Schimmel. who was graduated from In- 
diana State Teachers College and also at- 
tended the University of Wisconsin, is a 
teacher at Elmer L. Meyers High School, 
Wilkes-Barre. He did graduate work at 
the University of Pittsburgh and Penn 


Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Campbell, of Dan- 
ville, enjoyed a vacation voyage to Nassau 
and Havana early in June. They sailed 
on the Rotterdam, a 34,000-ton ship of 
the Holland-America Line. During the 
trip they attended the convention of the 
leading producers of the Philadelphia Life 
Insurance Company. Before returning 
they spent several days visiting the 
World's Fair. 


The Ashland Avenue Baptist Church 
of Toledo, Ohio, welcomed the Rev. A. 
Herbert Haslam, S. T. M., as its pastor 
on June 4. The Rev. Mr. Haslam went 
to Toledo from the Tioga Baptist Church, 
Philadelphia, where he had served for the 
past 1 2 years. 

After being graduated from Bucknell. 
he attended Andovar Newton Seminary 
and Columbia University, receiving the 
degree of Master of Sacred Theology. In 
19 26 he was ordained into the Baptist 
ministry, with the late Dr. Emory W. 
Hunt, then president of Bucknell, preach- 
ing his ordination sermon. 

Rev. Mr.. Haslam served on the board 
of managers of the American Baptist For- 
eign Missions Society, and was vice-presi- 
dent of the American Baptist Historical 
Society, as well as associate editor of the 
historical quarterly, The Chronicle. 

He and Mrs. Haslam, who was Marian 
Riess, have five children, including twins, 
aged six. 

Raymond P. Beyer, 3 9. died June 9 
at his home in Bloomsburg following an 
attack of lobar pneumonia and a gall blad- 
der operation. He had been well on the 
road to recovery when complications de- 

Mr. Beyer had been associated with his 
father in the insurance business. Surviv- 
ing are his widow and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. P. C. Beyer. 

Miss Mildred M. Gress, of Pleasant 
Unity, and Paul B. Cooley, of Williams- 
port, a teacher of history in the Wil- 
liamsport High School, were married July 
1 in a ceremony performed at St. Luke's 
Evangelical and Reformed Church. Pleas- 
ant Unity, by the Rev. E. P. Welker. 
Mrs. Cooley is a teacher of home eco- 
nomics in Thaddeus Stevens Junior High 
School, Williamsport. Mr. Cooley is a 
Delta Sigma. 

One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's 
youngest division superintendents is Rich- 
ard W. Sheffer, 3 7, who became chief of 
the Wilkes-Barre division, with head- 
quarters in Sunbury, on April 1. Mr. 
Sheffer was promoted from the position 
of division engineer for the Pittsburgh 

A native of York. Mr. Sheffer began 
his railroad career in 19 23 following his 
graduation from Bucknell with a civil 
engineering degree. After two years as a 
rodman on the Wilkes-Barre division, he 
was promoted to assistant supervisor on 
the Delmarva division. He returned to 
Sunbury in the capacity of a supervisor 
in 1928 and in 1933 was sent to the 
Panhjndle division as a supervisor. His 
promotion to division engineer came in 
1935. In his new post he succeeded C. 
D. Merrill, who was appointed superin- 
tendent of stations and transfers for the 
Eastern Region. Mr. Sheffer lives at 1026 
Market Street in Sunbury, where he was 
recently named to the board of directors 
of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Miss Anna Speare has moved from 
Lewisburg to Nyack, N. Y.. where she 
has accepted a teaching position. She was 
formerly a teacher in the Milton schools. 

Word has been received on the campus 
of the death on February 6 of Sidney G. 
Rosenbloom, of Forest Hills, N. Y. 


At a ceremony which took place June 
17 in the Presbyterian Church at State 
College. Miss Helen Virginia Mattern, of 
State College, daughter of Mrs. Ann Mat- 
tern, of Tyrone, and Levi F, Hartman, 
of State College, son of Mrs. Louise Hart- 
man. Williamsport, were married. 

Mrs. Hartman has been secretary in the 
office of the president of the Pennsylvania 
State College. Mr. Hartman is proprietoi 
of the Hartman, Sellers Company, an elec- 
trical appliance store at State College. 

Dr. Merle G. Colvm, Williamsport, R. 
D. 2, has been appointed Lycoming Coun- 
ty medical director by the State Depart 
ment of Health. 

The New England Mutual Life In- 
surance Company of Boston has an- 
nounced that the C. Preston Dawson 
Agency has succeeded the Beers and Daw- 
son Agency, with offices in the Empire 
State Building, New York City. 

Established in 193 2 with Wililam h 
Beers as general agent and C. Preston 
Dawson as production manage: , the agency 
became a partnership last year. Mr. Daw- 
son, a native of Watsontown, has written 
many articles on life insurance, and has 
addressed audiences of underwriters 
throughout the country. 

Russell M. Kostenbauder, of Aristes, 
principal of the Conyngham Township 
High School in Luzerne County, and 
Miss Effie R. Levan, of Numidia, were 
wed June 1 2 in a ceremony performed at 
Salem Reformed Church, Elizabethville, 
by the Rev. A. Levan Zechman. Mrs. 
Kostenbauder has been a Locust Town- 
ship high school teacher. 

Dr. Effie C. Ireland, senior assistant 
physician at the Laurelton State Village, 
was appointed this year to make the De- 
partment of Welfare's annual inspection 
of all mental institutions in the state. Sh.- 
was also the principal speaker at the an- 
nual book tea of Shikelimo chapter, D. 
A. R.. discussing the book "Madame 

Mrs. B. T. Holmes, the former Helen 
E. Fairfax, lives at 1408 Calvert Street, 
Norfolk. Va., where her husband is an 
instructor in the Norfolk division of 
Virginia Union University. 

A daughter was born June 16 in the 
" Memorial Maternity Hospital, Johnstown, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Horner. The 
mother was Mary Lape, before her mar- 
riage. The couple has two other children: 
Frances, 7, and Tommy, Jr., 6. The 
baby has been named Peggy Lou. 


Lowell Krebs has been named produc- 
tion manager of the Central Pennsylvania 
branch of the Mutual Benefit Life Insur- 
ance Company, succeeding G. E. Otto 
Flock, promoted to general agent. Head- 
quarters of the branch are in Williamsport. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Miss Grace Merwin Bishop, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. 
Bishop, to Robert J. Clingerman on March 
15 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The flaming crash of a British airliner 
near Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 
1 5 took the life of five men, including 
Lieut. Samuel J. Simonton, of Allen- 
town, who attended Bucknell for two 
years before transferring to West Point. 

Commissioned on officer in 1927, after 
playing football with the Cadets, Lieut. 
Simonton elected to go into aviation and 
trained for three years at San Antonio 
and Galveston, Texas. He resigned in 
193 to become assistant aviation man- 
ager for the Standard Oil Company of 
Louisiana, which sent him to England in 
1935. Surviving are his widow and a 
four-year-old daughter, Sandra. 

Miss Myrtle Stickler is engaged in 
public health nursing in Hazleton, where 
her address is 231 West Maple Street. 

Blanchard Cummo, associate professor 
of art at Bucknell, spent part of the sum- 
mer at "Yaddo", the country estate of 
Spencer and Katrina Trask in Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., where living quarters and 
studios are provided for creative workers 
in the fine arts. 

An invitation to spend a summer at 
"Yaddo" is considered one of the most 
highly prized forms of recognition in the 
artistic field. Professor Gummo received 
the invitation after the foundation in 
charge of the estate had investigated sam- 
ples of his work. 

Seeking the Republican nomination for 
district attorney in Lycoming County is 
Albert W. Johnson. Jr., prominent Wil- 
liamsport attorney. 

The Milton Lions Club has elected Dr. 
E. Colvin Hassenplvg as its president for 
the current year. 

IV W. Cooh a salesman, lives at 205 
West Lindley Avenue. Philadelphia. 

OCTOBER, 1939 


Mrs. James H. Fritz, who was Grace 
V. Matz, reports her address as 71 Yanti- 
can Avenue, Bloom field, N. J. 


Mrs. Christopher Ehni has announced 
the marriage of her daughter, Miss Laura 
Regina Ehni, to Gilbert G. McCune on 
February 4 in Pittsburgh. 

The First Presbyterian Church, War- 
ren, was the scene of the wedding of Miss. 
Dorothy Robison, of Sheffield, and Dr. 
A. Follmer Yerg, of Warren. Following 
a wedding trip to the Pacific coast and 
New Mexico, Dr. and Mrs. Yerg are at 
home at 205 Third Avenue, Warren. Dr. 
Yerg is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical 

Cited for having done the best exclu- 
sive news coverage on a foreign „tory dur- 
ing the past year, Reynolds Packard re- 
ceived an award at the annual July frolic 
of the Headliners Club in Atlantic City. 

Mr. Packard was honored for his work, 
along with that of his wife, Eleanor, dur- 
ing the Czecho-slovakian crisis last Sep- 
tember. Annually the Headliners Clut> 
recognizes distinguished news reporting, 
radio news interpretation and newsreel 
photograph. Mr. Packard, who was Uni- 
ted Press bureau manager at Prague last 
year, has just been named manager of the 
U. P. bureau in Rome. 

William A. Rees, an osteopathic physi- 
cian, lives at 1113 South Zane Street, 
Martins Ferry, Ohio. 

A set of plans Malcolm A. C linger, 
Lewisburg architect, prepared for a Wil- 
liamsport house earned recognition in a 
contest held by Better Homes and Gardens 
magazine. His drawing was accepted as 
one of the 30 best plans submitted. An- 
other honor came to Mr. Clinger recently, 
when his drawing, "Our Hearth", won 
first prize in an exhibition of the Harris- 
burg Art Association. 

Mrs. Richard H. Grant, the former 
Helen Falstick, lists her address as 65 Wil- 
loughby Avenue, Apartment F5, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 


Miss Elizabeth K. Lawson has assumed 
the post of dean of women at the Eastern 
Illinois State Teachers College. Charleston, 
111. To take this administrative position, 
she resigned, effective July 1, as secretary 
to the dean of women at Bucknell. 

From 1936 to 1938 Miss Lawson 
was on leave of absence from Bucknell to 
do graduate work at New York Univer- 
sity towards the Doctor of Philosophy de- 
gree, which she received this past June. 
At N. Y. U. she engaged in research on 
the problem of disability among college 
students and was a part-time instructor 
in the department of education. 

Miss Lawson belongs to Pi Lambda 
Theta, national honorary women's educa- 
tion fraternity; Kappa Delta Pi, co-edu- 
cational fraternity for educators, and Delta 
Delta Delta, women's social fraternity. 

The marriage of Miss Eleanor Ballentine 
to Edgar Lewis Burtis, of Washington, 
D. C, was solemnized late in August in 
Washington, with the Rev. Albert Evans 
performing the ceremony. Miss Ballen- 
tine, a daughter of Dr. Floyd G. Ballen- 
tine, professor of Latin at Bucknell, has 
been teaching school. 

On September 1 Arthur L. Brandon, 
M. A. '27, took over his new duties as 
director of public relations at the Univer- 
sity of Texas. This continues a relation- 
ship with Dr. Homer P. Rainey, new 
president of the University of Texas. Mr. 

Brandon was publicity director at Buck- 
nell until 1935, when he went to the 
American Youth Commission as executive 
assistant to Dr. Rainey. 

Dr. Joseph Ricchuiti and Miss Kathleen 
Ryan, of Mahanoy City, were married in 
June at Mahanoy City. Dr. Ricchuiti, a 
graduate of Jefferson Medical College, is 
taking advanced work in New York City. 

The Susquehanna Branch of the Amer- 
ican Association of University Women has 
re-elected Mrs. Paul G. Stolz, the former 
Lulu Coe, as president for a two-year 
term. The chapter also held a farewell 
party for Miss Elizabeth Lawson, a past 

Harry W. Johnson, a U. S. Army 
officer, is stationed at West Point, N. Y. 

The address of Reagan I. Hoch, M.A 
'27, is 554 West Main Street, Lock 

Miss Helen Grove, of Lewisburg, vis- 
ited the San Francisco Fair during a trip 
to the Pacific Coast this summer. 


The Camden, N. J., High School year- 
book for 193 9 was dedicated to Law- 
rence Scotti, who teaches Romance lan- 
guages in that school. 

Rowland H. Coleman, '29 

Cultural relations between the United 
States and Latin-American nations were 
described by Harry Pierson in an address 
before the Middle Atlantic Model Assem- 
bly of the League of Nations, which met 
on the Bucknell campus April 13 to 15. 
Mr. Pierson is a member of the U. S. 
State Department's newly-formed Division 
of Cultural Relations. 

An enlarged photographic studio will 
be opened shortly on Market Street, Lew- 
isburg, by Donald Ross. 

A new address for Ridge R. Shannon 
is 16 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Seasholtz, Pitts- 
burgh, are the parents of a daughter born 
in August at their home. The child has 
been named Linda Louise. Mr. Seasholtz 
is employed by the Carnegie Steel Com- 

Raymond G. Yeich, of 730 North 
1 0th Street, Reading, is a representative 
of A. J. Nystrom and Company, manu- 
facturers of maps, globes and charts. 

A party was held at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Alonzo Shireman, Allenwood, to 
announce the engagement of Mr. and Mrs. 
Shireman's daughter, Rosanna E., to W. 
Foster Harpster, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. C. Harpster, also of Allenwood. Miss 
Shireman, a graduate of Lock Haven State 
Teachers College, has been teaching in the 
South Williamsport schools for several 

years. Mr. Harpster is an electrical con- 
tractor well known throughout central 


On September 1 6 Miss Thelma J. 
Showalter, of Lewisburg, began her new 
duties as administrative assistant in the 
Bureau of Statistics of the Pennsylvania 
Department of Internal Affairs. For the 
past five years Miss Showalter has taught 
in the South Ward School at Lewisburg. 
and has taken an active part in civic 

She is chairman of the Union County 
Young Republicans, and vice-chairman of 
the Young Republicans of Pennsylvania. 
A member . of the Lewisburg Theatre 
Guild and of Pi Beta Phi, she is also 
serving her second term as president of 
the Lewisburg Junior Civic League. 

"In the complex structure of modern 
business, advertising is the vitalizing 
force," Rowland H. Coleman, advertising 
and sales promotion manacer of Reming- 
ton Arms. Inc., Bridgeport, Conn., said 
in a chapel address at Bucknell last spring. 

"Advertising is a force for great good," 
Mr. Coleman added, "because in this coun- 
try we need forces that can quickly build 
up new ways of men, new social routines. 
We need new outlets for products, and 
outlets for new products, if we are to 
maintain stability in this changing social 

Charles W. Kalp, of Lewisburg, has re- 
signed as chief deputy clerk of the U. S. 
Court for the Middle District of Pennsyl- 
vania in order to return to private prac- 
tice in Lewisburg. His resignation became 
effective September 1. 

Chief deputy clerk for the past year 
and a half, Mr. Kalp has also been named 
president of the Union County Bar Asso- 
ciation. He is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Miss Isabelle Snyder, of Mifflinburg, 
was graduated with honors from the New 
York University School of Retailing in 
June. For several years Miss Snyder was 
a teacher in the Port Matilda High School. 

Union County representative of the 
Pennsylvania Department of Justice is 
Kenneth A. Bidlack, of Mifflinburg, who 
will act for the Commonwealth in cases 
involving commissions, boards or exten- 
sion offices of the various state depart- 
ments. Mr. Bidlack. who opened a law 
office in Mifflinburg three years ago, is a 
graduate of Dickinson Law School. 


Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Crosier, Jr., 
have returned from Los Angeles, Cal., to 
make their home in Pittsburgh. Mrs. 
Crosier will be remembered as the former 
Ruth C. Edwards. The Crosiers had re- 
sided in Los Angeles since their marriage 
in 1935. Mr. Crosier was formerly a 
pilot in the United States Marine Air 
Corps. He is now employed with an in- 
surance company and was recently trans- 
ferred to the Pittsburgh office. The Cro- 
siers have one son, Freddie, aged three. 
Their temporary address is 1145 Broad- 
way Street, East McKeesport. 

Miss Dorothy E. Bloom, of Williams- 
port, died April 25 in the Williamsport 
Hospital of pneumonia. She had taught 
in the Williamsport public schools for 
eight years, and at the time of her death 
was a member of the faculty of the J. 
Henry Cochran School. She was a mem- 
ber of St. John's Evangelical and Re- 
formed Church, the College Club and the 
Acantha Club, a literary group. At Buck- 



nell she belonged to Sigma Sigma Delta 
and Pi Mb Epsilon. 

The engagement of Fordyce C. Hauber 
and Miss Frances Carolyn Nye, a teacher 
in the Wellsboro schools, has been an- 
nounced. Mr. Hauber is employed in the 
geological department of the People's Na- 
tural Gas; Company of Pittsburgh. 

Mr. and Mrs. Graham B. Mazeine an- 
nounce the birth of a son. William Gra- 
ham, on June 16 at the Harkness Pa- 
vilion, Medical Center, New York City. 
Mrs. Mazeine was Betty Huxley. 

Miss Ethel G. Walters, '31, of West 
Milton, and Frank Lepore, of West Pitts- 
ton, were married June 4 at a ceremony 
in the Evangelical parsonage of West 
Milton, the Rev. T. R. Husler officiating. 
Mrs. Lepore has been teaching at the 
Oakland school in Kelly Township, Union 
County, while Mr. Lepore holds a position 
in the Unemployment Compensation 
office, Wilkes-Barre. 

Charles E. Mohr, photographer and 
writer on cave life, has been appointed 
director of education of the Academy of 
Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, the Aca- 
demy's Board of Trustees has announced. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Keyser. 2601 
Market Street. Camp Hill, announce the 
birth of a son, Carey Stocker, in the Har- 
risburg Hospital on February 15. Mrs. 
Keyser was Edith B. Stocker. 


Miss Nancy Elizabeth Coates. of 
Smithfield, N. C. became the bride of 
Dr. Sherwood Cithens, Jr., assistant pro- 
fessor of physics at Wake Forest College 
in North Carolina, on July 15. She 
attended North Carolina College for Wo- 
men and received her A.B. degree at the 
University of North Carolina in 1936. 
Dr. Githens this month began his fourth 
year on the Wake Forest faculty. 

The marriage of Miss Ethel Jane 
Nickell, of Lykens, Va.. and Dr. Robert 
D. Grove, of Washington, D. C, took 
place late in June in the Lincoln Memo- 
rial Chapel, Washington. Dr. Grove is 
employed as an analyst in the Division 
of Vital Statistics, U. S. Census Bureau. 
His bride, a graduate of Madison College, 
has been secretary to the chief of the Bu- 
reau of Vital Statistics. 

Miss Muriel Hoyle was married to Jack 
W. Alvord on March 18 in Los Angeles. 
They are making their borne at 5 26 South 
Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles. 

Because he is personnel director for the 
Civil Service Commission, which in turn 
controls personnel matters in all other 
regular government departments. Stephen 
Paul Ryder was the subject of a feature 
article in the Washington Post this spring. 
Outlining Mr. Ryder's duties, the Post 
writer commented, "His experience in per- 
sonnel matters and management is lengthy, 
varied and coincides with his inclination." 
Following up his Bucknell education, Mr. 
Ryder earned a Ph.D. in 1934 from the 
University of Chicago. 

The engagement of John T. Anderson 
and Miss Evelyn Lorraine Johnson, both 
of Shickshinny, has been announced. He 
recently accepted a position with the Arm- 
co Steel Company at Middletown. Ohio. 


Miss Mary Louise Scheuer. of Scranton, 
and William J. Curnow, were married in 
a late summer wedding solemnized in the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church. Scran- 
ton. Mrs. Curnow, who attended Mary- 
wood College, has been active socially in 

Scranton and has given several song re- 
citals. Mr. Curnow, a native of Shick- 
shinny, is employed in the division office 
of the Scranton-Spring Brook Water Ser- 
vice Company. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Ischler. of Phila- 
delphia, have announced the marriage of 
their daughter, Violet, to William E. 
Parson, Jr., of Philadelphia, who is em- 
ployed by the DuPont Company. 

A daughter who has been named Sally 
Lou was born June 1 8 to Mr. and Mrs. 
Ernest T. Lyons. 7915-35th Avenue. 
Jackson Heights. L. I. Mrs. Lyons was 
Mildred Farquhar, a member of Kappa 

Anthony Mezza has decided to remain 
as football coach at Mauch Chunk High 
School, after considering a change to Ash- 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage on August 21, 193 7, of Miss 
Elizabeth M. Purdy, of Shamokin Dam. 
and Howard H. Schnure, of Selinsgrove. 
The couple was married in the Chelsea 
Presbyterian Church. New York City. Mr. 
Schnure, a Kappa Sigma, attended Staun- 
ton Military Academy and Duke Univer- 
sity. He is associated in business with his 
father in Selinsgrove. Mrs. Schnure is a 
Pi Beta Phi. 

In an attractive June wedding at the 
home of the bride's father. Miss Helen L. 
Ritts, of St. Petersburg, and William H. 
Duffield, of Parkers Landing, exchanged 
vows. They are now at home in St. 

Paul E. Johnson underwent an ap- 
pendectomy August 10 in the Williams- 
port Hospital. 

A daughter, Constance Beth, was born 
May 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moore, 
of Wilkes-Barre. in Geisinger Hospital. 
Danville. Mrs. Moore is the former Alice 


Charles R. Bidelspacher has been elected 
city solicitor of Williamsport, after serving 
for two years as assistant solicitor. 

Robert N. Cook, of Nashville, Tenn., 
assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt 
University, and Miss Frances Katherine 
Murphey, of Wallace, N. C. were united 
in marriage March 1 8 in a ceremony per- 
formed at Wallace. Mrs. Cook was grad- 
uated in 193 7 from the University of 
North Carolina, where she was a Chi 
Omega. Mr. Cook attended Duke Law 
School after being graduated from Buck- 
nell. They are living at 1507 Ferguson 
Avenue, Nashville. 

Dr. and Mrs. Winfield W. Powell, of 
Llanerch. have announced the betrothal 
of their daughter, Miss Lorraine R. Pow- 
ell, '3 5, emd Albert H. Fenstermacker. 

James W. Mettler has been elected to 
teach physics in the Williamsport High 
School. He had formerly taught at Dan- 

Mrs. Ralph Reish, the former Emily 
Steintnger, is the newly-elected treasurer 
of the Susquehanna Valley Branch. Amer- 
ican Association of University Women. 

Ira P. Hoffman is supervising principal 
of the Belvidere, N. J., schools. 


Miss Ruth L. Brooks and Bruce B. 
Jacobs, of Rochester. N. Y.. were married 
July 1 , the ceremony being performed at 
the home of the bride's parents by the 
Rev. George L. Middleton, '13. Edwin 
H. Hartman. '35. was best man. Mr. and 
Mrs. Jacobs are making their home at 36 
Fort Hill Terrace, Rochester. 

The Rev. James W. McCrossen, 3 6. 
pastor of the First Baptist Church of 
Paterson, N. J., died June 25 after a 
two weeks' illness of uremic poisoning. 
While studying at Bucknell he was pastor 
of the Clinton Baptist Church, Mont- 
gomery. Active in young people's work, 
Mr. McCrossen was past president of the 
Baptist Young People's Union of Amer- 
ica and was a member of the executive 
committee of the Northern Baptist Con- 
vention. A native of Philadelphia and a 
graduate of Crozer Seminary, he had been 
at Paterson five years. Surviving are his 
widow and a son. James W. 

Dr. Tilman H. Foust was appointed 
resident physician in the roentgenologist 
department of the Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital, Danville, after completing a 
year's internship at the hospital. 

Dr. Neil F. Dunhle, who completed his 
internship July 1 at the Sayre Hospital, 
plans to practice in Jersey Shore. 

A son wor born in June to Mr. and 
Mrs. Vincent Halbert, of Chester. 

The Rush Township. Northumberland 
County. Board of Education has elected 
Miss Mary E. Iddings, of Mifflinburg, as a 
teacher for the current year. 

Miss Elizabeth Curry, M.A. '34, of 
California, Pa., and Anthony S. Kula, of 
Uniontown. were married August 8 in the 
rectory of St. Hyacinth's Church, Detroit. 


Miss Marjorie Gloria Dirlam and Dr. 
Robert E. Thompson were married June 
10 at Pelham Manor. N. Y. 

Dr. Robert M. Lindner, of New York 
City, is now assistant psychologist at the 
U. S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg. Dr. 
Lindner received his master's and doctor's 
degrees at Cornell University, where he 
taught for two years. He served as psy- 
chologist at the New Jersey Institution for 
Feeble Minded, and taught for a brief per- 
iod at Lehigh University. 

Miss Lydia Margaret Gehlken, of Kings- 
ton, and E. Frank Moritz. of Hudson, 
were married June 28 in a ceremony per- 
formed at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 
Plains. Mr. Moritz is associated with his 
father in business in Plains. 

The betrothal of Miss Esther Powell, 
of Plymouth, to John S. Rodgers. '3 6, 
of Allentown, was made public in June. 
Mr. Rodgers is associated with the General 
Electric Supply Corporation. Allentown. 

The new pastor of the Methodist 
Church. Watsontown, is the Rev. William 
C. Shure, who had served the White 
Haven pastorate since 193 6. A graduate 
of Drew University, with the B.D. de- 
gree, he has preached at a number of 
churches in central Pennsylvania. His 
wife is the former Ruth Wentworth. '30. 
who holds an M.A. from the Hartford 
Seminary Foundation. 

A son. Thomas Hallett. was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. L. Carl Stevens, of Wal- 
lingford. on June 3 at the Pennsylvania 
Lying-in Hospital, Philadelphia. Mrs. 
Stevens was Virginia Hallett, a member of 
Pi Beta Phi. 

William Druckemiller, of Sunbury. re- 
reived the degree of Doctor of Medicine 
from Yale University, June 21. He is 
now serving his internship at the Easton 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage en September 10. 193 8. of R. 
Dixon Herman, of Harrisburg, and Miss 
Lou C. Witmer. of Sunbury. Mr. Her- 
man, a graduate of Cornell Law School 
in 1938, is now practicing law in Har- 

risburg. Mrs. Herman, a Penn State grad- 
uate, had been a teacher of home eco- 
nomics in the Sunbury High School. 

Miss Pearl Frantz and Paul Klapp, of 
Watsontown, were married in February 
in Watsontown. 

The marriage of Miss Maddalina Mil- 
brand, of Sunbury. and Dr. Russell E. 
Straub, of Philadelphia, was solemnized 
July 29 at the Baptist Temple, Philadel- 
phia. A graduate of Temple Medical 
School, Dr. Straub has been a senior in- 
tern at the Reading General Hospital for 
the past year. 

Dr. David Ufberg, Shamokin dentist, 
married Miss Helen B. Rouse, of Potts- 
ville, July 30 in a ceremony performed 
at Allentown. Mrs. Ufberg has been a 
Pottsville school teacher. 

The engagement of Miss Dorothy Pat- 
ton, South Williamsport, to Dr. E. B. 
Knights, of Williamsport, was announced 
in July. Miss Patton has been a member 
of the music staff of the Washington Eve- 
ning Star, while Dr. Knights, a graduate 
of the University of Pennsylvania School 
of Dentistry, plans to practice his pro- 
fession in Williamsport. 

Arthur Reid, Seaford. Delaware, and 
Miss Rose Lillian Bogley. Washington, D. 
C were married in June at the home of 
the bride's parents in Washington. Mr. 
Reid. a Phi Kappa Psi, is engaged in the 
automobile supply business. 

Dr. and Mrs. M. Clark Green, Lyn- 
brook, N. Y., announce the birth of a son, 
Stephen Lee. Mrs. Green was Miriam 

Gerald A. Beierschmitt, M.A. '35, su- 
perintendent of the Mt. Carmel schools, 
and Miss Dora Marie Betz. of Locust 
Gap, were married in April at Locust 
Gap. The bride had been a teacher in the 
Mt. Carmel Township Schools. 

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Bun- 
nell, of Hubbard. O.. to Edwin R. Par- 
sons, of Watsontown. is scheduled to take 
place this month. 

J. Donald Everitt, M.A. '35, became 
academic adviser in the Southern Arizona 
School for Boys this month. Mr. Everitt 
received his A.B. at Princeton and fol- 
lowing his graduate work at Bucknell has 
been English master and assistant in curri- 
culum planning in the Arizona ranch 
school for the last two years. 


Miss Elizabeth Sindle became the bride 
of Dr. Cesar Clavell, of San Juan, Puerto 
Rico, in a pretty lawn wedding on June 
1 7 in Lewisburg. She and her husband 
are now living in San Juan, where Dr. 
Clavell is working for the Department of 
Agriculture in Puerto Rico and the Vir- 
gin Islands. He is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Missouri and also took work 
at the University of Texas. Since grad- 
uation Mrs. Clavell had done advanced 
work in Romance languages at Duke Uni- 

Miss Jessie Parkinson received her mas- 
ter's degree in nursing at the annual com- 
mencement of Yale University this June. 

Carl L. Giles has been elected assistant 
football coach at Lebanon High School, 
as well as teacher in the Harding Junior 
High School at Lebanon. 

Two Bucknell graduates were married 
July 9, when Miss Thelma Slack, '38, of 
Lewisburg, was wed to Charles Duck, of 
New York City, in St. Paul's Evangelical 
Church, Lewisburg. Mrs. Duck was a 
member of the Lewisburg High School 
faculty during the past year, while Mr. 
Duck is employed in the actuarial depart- 
ment of the Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company, New York. They are making 

their home at 111-14 205th Street, St. 
Albans, L. I. 


Robert S. Carter has accepted a position 
as teacher of mathematics in the Pampa 
Junior Lligh School, Pampa. Texas. 

Miss Miriam O. Newman and Charles 
E. Hauck, of Lewisburg, were married 
April 9 in the Evangelical parsonage, 
Lewisburg. with the Rev. E. C. Basom 

Miss Mary Kathryn Crabb, Lewisburg. 
became the bride of Reuben Brouse. North- 
umberland, in a ceremony performed Au- 
gust 3 1 at Northumberland. 

A daughter was born in May to Mr. 
and Mrs. Reginald P. Merridew, of Sun- 
bury, at Geisinger Memorial Hospital. 
Danville. She has been named Carol Mae. 
Mr. Merridew is announcer for Radio 
Station WKOK. Sunbury. 


Miss Ruth E. Walter, Lewisburg, R. 
D. 1 , and Leiser R. Spotts, were wed 
August 27 in a ceremony performed at 
Dreisbach Church, west of Lewisburg. 
Mr. Spotts is manager of the American 
store at Mifflinburg. 

H. Joseph Merrioh, of Berwick, was 
recently appointed assistant instructor in 
chemistry and biology at Scranton-Key- 
stone Junior College, LaPlume. He re- 
ceived the Master of Science degree from 
Bucknell in June. 

Thelma Slack Duck, '3 8 

The degree of Master of Science in 
Journalism was conferred upon Willard 
W. Jenkins by the Pulitzer School of 
Journalism. Columbia University, last 

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Miss Magdalyn J. Jones to 
Llewellyn Baer, of Wyoming, an instruc- 
tor in languages at Wyoming Memorial 
High School. Miss Jones is a Penn State 

Miss Alma M. Bloecker is teaching Eng- 
lish and French in the new Lower Cam- 
den County Regional High School, Lin- 
denwold. N. J. 

Miss Geraldine Chimock, Mt. Carmel, 
has been elected teacher in the commer- 
cial department of Ralston High School. 

Ira G. Fox has changed his address to 
218 North Metcalf Street, Lima, Ohio, 
where he is assistant purchasing agent, 
Lima Works. Westinghouse Electric and 
Manufacturing Company. 

Two former Milton men and Sigma 
Chi fraternity brothers were married this 
summer. Robert L. Summers, who is em- 
ployed by the Bethlehem Steel Company 
in Steelton, wed Miss Ruth E. Nichols, 
of South Williamsport. in a ceremony per- 
formed June 1 6 in South Williamsport. 
Mrs. Summers, a graduate of Lock Haven 

State Teachers College, had been teach- 
ing in South Williamsport. Mr. and 
Mrs. Summers will live at Second and 
Swatara Streets. Steelton. 

On July 1 Cecil Ranck, who was best 
man at Mr. Summers' wedding, was mar- 
ried to Miss Wilma Richardson, of Lin- 
coln, Nebraska, in a ceremony at Grand 
Island. Neb. 

C. H. Richardson. Jr., of Lewisburg, 
has been granted a scholarship in the Law 
School of Duke University for the com- 
ing year. He received his M.A. degree in 
political science from Bucknell in June. 

After completing a three-year course 
in nursing at Danville State Hospital, 
Franklin Reaser, Montgomery, was grad- 
uated this spring. 

Charlotte Blue Owl is now Mrs. Clar- 
ence Williams, of Yuma, Arizona, where 
she and her husband are in the Govern- 
ment Indian Service. Mrs. Williams' 
brother. David Owl, is the one fully 
trained Indian in the Indian mission work 
of the Baptist Home Mission Society. 

Miss Ruth Nadine Miller, Williams- 
port, and Mahlon R. Thomas, Montgom- 
ery, v/ere married June 2 in East End 
Baptist Church, Williamsport. Mr. 

Thomas is associated with his father in 
the Ideal Upholstery Company, Mont- 


Secretary to the dean of women at 
Bucknell this year is Miss Bernice Henry, 
who succeeded Miss Elizabeth Lawson on 
July 1. 

Miss Jeanne Brozman, Williamsport, 
has secured a position as reporter in the 
social department of the Courier-Express. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Miss Arlene C. Wilkinson, of Summit, 
N. J., and Joseph Bowman, '3 8, were 
married July 15 in the Central Presby- 
terian Church, Summit. 

Stationed on the island of Aruba. 
Standard Oil Company headquarters off 
the coast of Venezuela, is John R. Auten, 
who has a two-year assignment as an 
engineer at the Caribbean oil depot 

The same day that he received a Buck- 
nell diploma James R. Frith was elected 
to teach French and Latin in the Danville 
High School. Later in the summer Willis 
Jones was also named to the Danville 

John N. Greene, Lewisburg, and Her- 
bert A. Lesher, Northumberland, have 
taken positions with the DuPont Com- 
pany, Greene at Penns Grove, N. J., and 
Lesher at Buffalo, N. Y. 

The marriage on April 9 of Miss Anna 
Jane Stover, Lewisburg, and Edward T. 
McFate, Ridley Park, has been announced. 
The ceremony was performed at the Rid- 
ley Park Baptist Church. Mrs. McFate, 
a graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers 
College, had taught in Union County 
last year. 

The betrothal of Miss Dorothy E. 
Millward, of Milton, to Joseph Weight- 
man, III, '3 7, of Reading, was announced 
July 1. Mr. Weightman will be a jun- 
ior at Hahnemann Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, this fall. 

Robert Rishel is employed by the United 
States Steel Company in Pittsburgh. 

Accepting a fellowship from the Chi- 
cago Central Y. M. C. A.. Robert M. 
Savidge is now located in Chicago after 
having spent the summer months at a 
Wisconsin camp operated by the "Y". 

Robert H. Shipman reported July 1 to 
Proctor and Gamble's Pittsburgh office, 
where he is employed in the administrative 
and accounting department. 


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Dear Bucknellians: 

On February 5 th, Bucknell passed its 94th birthday. We 
had no formal celebration for the college was on a half holiday 
between the semesters, but many of us remembered the day with 
a thought of appreciation for the service your Alma Mater has 
rendered to civilization in its long span of years. 

There are four matters of especial interest on which I wish 
to report to you briefly in this issue. 

First: Three trustees have given us $100,000 more toward 

our new Library, bringing our Library Fund now to a total of 

$150,000. Thus, we are making rapid progress toward our 

dream of a beautiful and roomy Library which we hope 

will be built in the not too distant future on the 

plateau between the Engineering Building and the Stadium. 

This Library will contain space for over two hundred treasured books and will cost about 

$3 50,000. Reading and studying should take on new dignity and zest on our campus 

when this building is erected. We are eternally grateful to these three gentlemen. 

I presume I should not mention names, but you doubtless know, without my saying 
so, that one of them is the Honorary Chairman of our Board, Dr. Daniel C. Roberts. 
Though he has been confined to his house with illness for many weeks this winter, he has 
not permitted his own suffering to interfere with his thoughtfulness for others nor with 
his keen interest in Bucknell. We are proud of him, and of his spirit, and are honored at 
being able to call him a Bucknellian. 

Second: The contractors are rapidly completing the Engineering Building, thanks 
again very largely to Dr. Roberts, and it will be ready for occupancy this summer. As a 
consequence, three of our four Departments of Engineering have been given full accredit- 
ment by the Engineering Council for Professional Development, and the fourth Depart- 
ment doubtless will be as soon as it actually moves into its new laboratory. This new 
equipment and new accreditment have brought new life to our splendid Engineering 

Third: The Senate of Phi Beta Kappa has nominated Bucknell for a chapter in this 
honorary fraternity. This nomination goes to the Council of the United Chapters of Phi 
Beta Kappa at its Triennial Meeting to be held next September. It is customary for the 
Council to approve the Senate's nominations. This is, perhaps, the highest recognition 
that can come to a college of the liberal arts and sciences. Of over 1400 institutions of 
higher education in the United States, only 132 have Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. We 
are, of course, gratified and stimulated by this recognition of Bucknell. 

Finally: For the first time in several years we are planning this year a "Religion in 
Life" program on our Campus during the days February 18 th to 22 nd. The war in 
Europe has brought to college students a haunting uncertainty, a deep desire to take hold 
of some fixed and eternal value in life to which they can cling in a world of hate and 
disorder. I hope that our "Religion in Life" program will help many of our young men 
and women to find deep and abiding foundations on which they can build lines of 
strength and beauty. 

To each of you, Bucknellians, Alma Mater sends greetings wherever you may be, 
and reminds you to be loyal citizens of that better world-to-be of which Bucknell is a 
small section, a world of intelligence, integrity, and brotherhood. 

Cordially yours, 

^tefa r 


Vol. XXIV No. 2 Alumni Monthly February, 1940 

Bucknell Nominated 
For Phi Beta Kappa 

CHRISTMAS 1939 brought Bucknell a gift which she 
will long prize — nomination into the United chapters 
of Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholastic so- 
ciety. President Marts announced the nomination at the 
annual Christmas party which was given by the Women's 
Student Government Association for the faculty and mem- 
bers of the administration on Thursday, December 14. 

In a telegram received that morning by President Marts, 
Dr. Shimer, secretary of the organization said, "The Senate 
voted to recommend to the Council next September that 
Bucknell University be granted a chapter in Phi Beta 
Kappa." Nomination was accorded to Bucknell and eight 
other colleges and universities by the society's Senate at the 
annual meeting in the Carnegie Corporation in New York 

As was explained, nominations are tantamount to the 
final election by the tri-annual meeting of the council of 
Phi Beta Kappa at San Francisco in September. 

It was announced by the Senate that this was one of the 
largest groups admitted since the founding of the organiza- 
tion in 1766. The colleges and universities voted approval 
were: Albion College, Bucknell University, Catholic Uni- 
versity of America in Washington, Elmira College, Mil- 
waukee-Downer College, Wake Forrest, Wofford College, 
University of Denver, and University of Wyoming. 

President Marts Speaks on Phi Beta Kappa Program $100,000 Given for New Library 

On Sunday night, November 12 th, Dr. Marts and five 
other leading college presidents spoke on the "American 
Forum of the Air," a program sponsored by the United 
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and broadcast over WOR. 
The forum proposed plans for the continuation of peace in 
the United States. The following speakers presented their 
solutions to the problem: Dr. John J. Tigert of the Uni- 
versity of Florida; Dr. Daniel L. Marsh of Boston Univer- 
sity; Dr. Arnaud C. Marts of Bucknell University; Dr. 
Gordon K. Chalmers of Kenyon College, Gambier, O. ; Dr. 
Franklin W. Johnson of Colby College, Waterville, Me.; 
and Dr. .Thurston J. Davies of Colorado College, Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 

According to that Sunday evening analysis of present 
world affairs, this war will have to be one for the United 
States to take the attitude of Give and not Get. To pre- 
serve peace the general American public will have to take a 
reduction in their personal incomes and not have a greedy 
outlook on the economic situation. 

Dr. Marts was convinced that we could not take steps 
immediately to effect peace but that the best way to pre- 
serve it was to follow a few simple rules: 

1. Keep the United States out of war. 

2. Begin a movement toward world cooperation. 

3. Improve the democracy in the United States. 

4. Place religion on a higher plane. 

That one of the greatest factors toward peace and neu- 
trality is an honest and open-minded opinion of the whole 
situation was the agreement of the speakers. 

President Marts recently announced that he had received 
new gifts amounting to $100,000 which are to be added 
to the fund for building the new library. This makes the 
total contributions to date $150,000, over a third of the 
$3 5 0,000 which the building is to cost. The money was 
donated by three trustees of the University who prefer to 
remain anonymous. 

The new library, the architect's drawing of which is 
shown above, will be the center point and heart of the 
Bucknell campus of the future. It will stand on the high 
plateau between the Engineering Building and the Memo- 
rial Stadium, facing north. The building itself will house 
well over 200,000 volumes and will have a seating capacity 
which totals 5 00. 

On the first floor will be the Delivery Desk Hall, this 
delivery desk being in control of the card catalogues and 
adjacent to the cataloguing room. All services which neces- 
sitate any noise and confusion will be taken care of on the 
first floor so that the second floor can be a quiet, retired area 
for reading and study. Two main staircases will lead to 
the second floor. Between them will be the large Lounge 
Reading Hall. To the right of the Lounge will be the 
librarian's office, and the Periodical Reference and Per- 
iodical Libraries. Opening off the lobby to the left of the 
Lounge will be the Bucknell History and Art Room, a 
curator's office, a Museum, a Records and Print Room, and 
a Treasure Room. 

The New Engineering Building 


Professor of Electrical Engineering and Co-ordinator 
of Engineering Departments 

When the first engineering degree 
was granted by Bucknell back in 190 J, 
the engineering department offered 
only one course, Civil Engineering. 
Since that time, like the engineering 
profession itself, our curricula have 
expanded by leaps and bounds. One 
of the biggest "bounds" is now near- 
ing completion — the erection of the 
center portion and new wing of the 
engineering building. 

During these thirty-five years of 
development, three other engineering 
curricula have been added, the first 
degree in Electrical Engineering being 
granted in 1908, Chemical Engineer- 
ing five years later, and Mechanical 
Engineering in 1914. Altogether we 
have had 974 graduates. 

We are on the approved list of engi- 
neering colleges for civil, electrical, 
and mechanical engineering. What 
does being on the accredited list mean? 
Well, in order to promote the profes- 
sional status of engineering, seven years 
ago representatives of the five profes- 
sional engineering societies, the So- 
ciety for the Promotion of Engineer- 
ing Education, and the National 
Council of State Boards of Engineer- 
ing Examiners formed an Engineers' 
Council for Professional Development. 
Later this Council decided that it was 
necessary to have some rating of the 

various schools which offer engineering 
courses. An accrediting committee 
was formed, and it has been the duty 
of this group to visit and inspect all 
those schools which apply for a place 
on the approved list. Accrediting is 
done by curricula not by schools, in 
other words, the civil engineering cur- 
riculum of one school may be accred- 
ited although the mechanical and elec- 
trical are not. As of October 193 8, 
678 curricula had been submitted to 
the committee. Of these 499 have 
been accredited and 197 rejected. Of 
the 1 5 5 schools in the United States 
which grant engineering degrees, 136 
were inspected. 112 passed the ex- 
aminations in one or more curricula. 
In civil engineering 13 5 were sub- 
mitted, and 110 accredited. In elec- 
trical engineering 128 were submitted, 
and 107 accredited. In mechanical 
engineering 123 were submitted, and 
102 accredited. Bucknell has the cur- 
ricula in civil engineering, electrical 
engineering, and mechanical engineer- 
ing accredited. The Engineers' Coun- 
cil for Professional Development does 
not inspect curricula in chemical en- 
gineering. These departments are ac- 
credited by the American Institute of 
Chemical Engineers and the E. C. P. 
D. then accepts the decision of the 
Institute for placing them on their 

own list of accredited curricula. This 
society does not wish to visit the 
campus until the completion of our 
new laboratories. However, at that 
time we are confidently expecting to 
be placed on the accredited list in this 

The new portion of the building is 
scheduled to be finished by April 15, 
and the alterations in the present wing 
will be completed by the first of Sep- 
tember. By the opening of the 1940 
fall term, we shall have tripled the 
floor space of the present engineering 
wing, and have added over $50,000 
worth of new equipment in the labor- 
atories and drawing rooms. 

The building itself is of fireproof 
construction with reinforced concrete 
floors and terra cotta partitions. Walls 
are so erected that the partitions may 
be moved without requiring any essen- 
tial changes in the construction of the 

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The cover picture is Lorena Kyle, '40. 
Photographed by Don Ross, '28. 


Published monthly during the college year by 

The Alumni Council for 


Entered as second-class matter December 23, 1930 at the post 

office at Lewisburg. Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

Editor, L. FRANCIS LYBARGER, Jr., '28 Asst. Editor, MARY C. ZEHNER, 


Donald B. Gillies Elected Trustee FACULTY NEWS 

Newest member of the 
Bucknell University Board of 
Trustees is Donald B. Gillies 
of Cleveland, Ohio, vice- 
president of the Republic 
Steel Corporation, who was 
elected to the Board at the 
semi-annual meeting of that 
organization held in Philadel- 
phia on Saturday, December 
16 th. 

Election of Mr. Gillies, as an- 
nounced by President Marts, 
places on the Board one of the 
country's foremost mining 
engineers and the president of the American Institute of 
Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. A graduate of the 
Michigan College of Mining and Technology at Houghton, 
Michigan, where he was recently awarded the degree of 
Doctor of Engineering, Mr. Gillies has long been asso- 
ciated with important mining interests in this country 
and Mexico. 

For many years his principal interest was in the Corri- 
gan, McKinney Steel Company of which he became presi- 
dent. When this company was absorbed by Republic Steel 
in 193 5, Mr. Gillies was made vice-president of the latter 

More than 3 5 trustees attended the meeting in the 
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel at which routine business was 



Bucknellicm Editor 


Another year reaches the halfway mark, and another 
link is forged in the life of the undergraduate. This past 
year saw some four hundred young people enter the portals 
of Bucknell as Freshmen. In the spring of 1943, the best 
of that number will walk up the aisle to get their diplomas. 

Many of the class of 1940 look ahead to the spring with 
heavy hearts. During their four year stay at Bucknell, 
a great many things have come to pass. Old Main has 
been rebuilt; the new Davis gym has been built; the re- 
mainder of the engineering building has been put up; and 
the campaign for the new library has been opened. The 
classic Bucknell traditions of painting the water tower and 
the water parade have passed into oblivion. 

This year's Bucknell social season is just well underway. 
The Sophomore Cotillion with Les Brown is just another 
memory, and everyone is looking forward to the Junior 
prom which will be held on February 23 rd. Tails, tuxedos, 
and evening gowns hold sway on the campus every Sat- 
urday night. With the new Davis gym available, a much 
larger crowd can be accommodated. 

Bucknell play-goers have been treated to two fine per- 
formances, HIGH TOR and NIGHT MUST FALL. The 
latter play with superb acting was the best play seen on the 
Bucknell stage in recent years. 

Student activity for the first semester reached a new 
high, and already the calendar for second semester is 
jammed to the limit with all sorts of events. The students 
look forward to a very busy spring which includes among 
other things — Spring Festival, house party, the Inter- 
collegiate boxing finals, another Cap and Dagger play, and 
a GOP mock model national convention, 


Secretary of the Faculty 

Some of the recent or prospective activities of members 
of the faculty follow. The new catalogue lists Professor 
Lawson as "Emeritus." He will be retired at the end of 
the present school year. Professor Burgee is at Johns Hop- 
kins this year continuing his graduate work. Professor 
Nimkoff, who will be away during the second semester, 
accompanied by Mrs. Nimkoff will spend some time in 
Mexico investigating social conditions, and will then go to 
the University of Southern California for further work. 
During the summer he will teach in the Summer School 
of the University of Oregon. 

Dr. McCrossen addressed the State College chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa at their annual dinner in December. The 
speaker at an October Sunday Chapel service at State Col- 
lege was Professor Sutherland. Articles by Professor Oliver 
have appeared recently in Speech Magazine, Christian Edu- 
cation, Education, and the Bulletin of the Debating Asso- 
ciation of Pennsylvania Colleges. Professor Oliphant has 
had book reviews in Church History and Pennsylvania 

Professor Robbins was the official representative of Buck- 
nell University at the inauguration on December 9th of 
Homer P. Rainey as president of the University of Texas, 
and with Mrs. Robbins spent several days in and around 
Mexico City and attended the meeting of the Modern 
Language Association at New Orleans before returning 
to Lewisburg. 

President Marts has been frequently quoted in news- 
papers and magazines since he stated in Philadelphia on 
January 9th, before the Methodist Section of the Associa- 
tion of American Colleges, his belief that the private col- 
lege is not going to disappear but will continue to receive 
financial support and to hold an important place in our 
educational system. 

Dr. Bartol Celebrates Birthday 

Miss Eleanor Geil, youngest faculty member of 
Bucknell University, lights the candles on the birthday 
cake for Dr. William G. Bartol, '72, University historian 
and professor emeritus of mathematics and astronomy, 
celebrating his 92nd birthday anniversary on Friday, No- 
vember 24th. 

Rush Kress/00 

Entertains Athletic 

Rush Kress, '00, president of the 
Bucknell University Athletic Council, 
entertained the council members and 
a number of trustees and alumni at 
dinner in the Hotel Wellington, Phil- 
adelphia, on Friday evening, December 
15 th. 

The regular meeting of the Council, 
which was open to all present, fol- 
lowed the dinner. A. R. Mathieson, 
'2 0, chairman of the committee on 
athletic policy, made a detailed report 
compiled from questionnaires returned 
by interested alumni. The Council 
completed plans to raise approximately 
$5 0,000 to eliminate the debt of the 
Athletic Council. A loyal alumnus 
who prefers to remain anonymous has 
agreed to pay one-third of this amount. 

This plan is in accord with President 
Marts' program of "pay as you go" 
in the operation of college activities. 
Harald E. Kenseth, '3 3, has been em- 
ployed by the Council to assist in se- 
curing funds to pay the balance of 
the debt. Steps were taken to form a 
Bison club and plans will be completed 
in June. 



Eight Bucknell University athletic 
squads compiled an aggregate .577 
won-and-lost average for the 1939 
sports season, a final check on the 
records revealed recently. The Bal- 
lentine-coached tennis team produced 
the best individual team record, win- 
ning 10 matches and losing only three. 

The Bucknell football team, 1939 
edition, finished below the .5 00 mark 

Rush H. Kress, '00 

for the first time since 1926. Alto- 
gether, the numerically-small Bison 
football squad won three games and 
lost five. 

A 26-3 victory over powerful Muh- 
lenberg College featured an otherwise 
drab season for the Humphreys- 
coached Bison footballers. Co-Cap- 
tains Kiick and Harold Pegg, plus six 
other seasoned veterans, will graduate 
next Spring. 

For the second successive season, the 
Bucknell baseball team finished above 
the .5 00 mark, winning eight games 
and dropping five. The '39 boxing 
team climaxed a successful dual-meet 
campaign by annexing the Eastern In- 
tercollegiate Boxing Conference team 

The soccer, track, and basketball 
teams all posted .500 won-and-lost 
marks for the recently completed '39 
season. Altogether, the Bucknell 
sports squads won 41 contests and lost 
30 throughout the '39 season. 


By Mai Musser, '18 

Greetings to all Alumni: 

I had the pleasure of seeing some of 
you in Washington, Baltimore, Car- 
lisle, and Reading during December 
and January. At Baltimore the squad 
was supported by quite an alumni 
group attending the game, and inci- 
dentally a former Bucknell football 
captain and athlete, Victor Schmid, 
'12, was one of the officials in the 
Baltimore game. "Vic" has been offi- 
ciating basketball for years and is an 
excellent official. 

Varsity Basketball Schedule 


B. U. 

7 5S Elizabethtown 32 Home 

12 47 American University 36 Away 

13 29 University of Baltimore 43 Away 

16 44 Penn State 37 Away 

10 41 Dickinson 40 Away 

12 37 Lebanon Valley 34 Home 
13* 33 Albright 30 Away 
IS 48 Susquehanna 3S Away 

19 5 8 Dickinson 3 7 Home 

20 37 Ursinus 3 1 Away 
24 32 Gettysburg 33 Home 

7 Albright Home 

9 Franklin & Marshall Home 

10 Gettysburg Away 

13 Lebanon Valley Away 

17 Muhlenberg Home 

24 American University Home 

27 Franklin & Marshall Away 

29 Muhlenberg Away 

1 Ursinus Home 

The State win was the first Buck- 
nell basketball victory over Penn 
State in a quarter of a century. 

You will observe by the schedule 
that we are entering the Eastern Penn- 
sylvania Collegiate League this year 
for the first time. The other League 
members are noted annually for their 
strong basketball teams. For instance, 
last year Gettysburg College, the 
League winner, defeated among other 
teams Navy and University of Penn- 
sylvania. Where Bucknell will finish 
this year in the League standing I can- 
not predict. Years of coaching have 
taught me that basketball is unpre- 
dictable and full of uncertainties. 

As you know, when the human ele- 
ment enters into consideration it is 

Mai Musser, '18 

sometimes difficult to measure results 
accurately. There are many human 
and intangible factors which charac- 
terize successful basketball players and 
yet are not easy to estimate in exact 
quantity or dimension. 

Probably some of you will be able to 
meet us at one or more of our remain- 
ing games. We may look terrible the 
particular night you see us play, but 
we cannot help but think, in this 
present time, as we step into 1940 with 
the world conditions as they are, that 
there are just a few matters in this life 
of more importance than winning or 
losing a basketball game. So we at- 
tempt to keep in mind in all our work 
that an education through the phys- 
ical is a higher type of education and 
a finer goal toward which to aim than 
just an educational of the physical. 

And in the last analysis, I am of 
course concerned with when these men 
play, where they play, what they play, 
but I am primarily and prin- 

cipally concerned with HOW they 
play. The moment we begin to 
reflect upon the significance of 
life we realize, do we not, that quality 
is vastly more important than dura- 
tion. Probably it is true that quality 
is the greatest lack in life. This lack 
marks our education, our business life, 
our ethics, our professional standards, 
our family relationships, and our reli- 
gion. This is one reason why my 
supreme emphasis is not on merely 
winning or losing but on playing each 
game hard, to the end, and always 
playing it clean. 

We feel that when we play this way 
we are attempting to live up to the 
"Bucknell way of life," which is, in 
the words of President Marts, "the 
way of intelligence, of integrity, and 
of brotherhood." 


The new three-reel sound on 
film motion picture of Bucknell, 
in color, is now ready for showing 
to alumni clubs and high schools. 
Possibly the college preparatory 
group in your local high school 
would like to see it! If you can 
arrange for a showing, please 
write to the Alumni Office. 


At the present time there are more 
applications for admission to Bucknell 
than there were last year, or two years 
ago, although both of those years were 
record ones for applications. This is 
just a suggestion that sons and 
daughters and friends should file their 
applications early to be assured of 
admission in September. 

Freshmen who are children of Bucknellians. Front row, reading: from left to right: B. Anderson, 
S. Grabowski, J. Wagner, G. Haines, E. Bartholomew, C. Shipman, and D. Boswell. Second row: 
A. Stevenson, E. Painter, L. Pawling, S. Chubb, M. Hamlin, M. Gundy, K. Millward, R. Stone, 
F. Dietrich, and B. Hann. Third row: F. Billings, H. Roser, C. Moore, R. McQuay, R. Bell, 
F. Fritz, S. Whittam, and D. Ranck. 

this year's freshman class are sons and 
daughters of Bucknellians. The names 
of these freshmen and their parents 
who attended Bucknell are as follows: 
Freeman Burket Anderson, son of 
Andrew Freeman Anderson, '94; 
Earle Rudolph Bartholomew, son 
of Earle R. Bartholomew, '12; Ralph 
Emerson Bell, son of Ralph Emer- 
son Bell, '14; Fay Kenneth Billings, 
son of Mrs. Fay L. Billings, nee Susan 
Jones, '96; David Nathaniel Bos- 
well, son of David N. Boswell, '18, 
and Mary Dunn Boswell, '18; Sara 
Adelaide Chubb, daughter of Mrs. 
Richard N. Chubb, nee Margaret J. 
Buck, '19; Florence Rose Dietrich, 
daughter of Harvey O. Dietrich, '06; 
Frank Herman Fritz, Jr., son of 
Frank H. Fritz, '09; SroNEY Grabow- 


The seven men pictured here are 
the key men in this year's Bucknell 
Men's Glee Club. They include the 
director of the organization, the ac- 
companist, the student manager, and 
four soloists. 

They are (from left to right) : 
Philip Roy, tenor, Red Bank, N. J.; 
John M. Kingsbury, student manager, 
Passaic, N. J.; Walter Babbitt, pianist, 
Franklinville, N. Y-; Earle Thomas, 
baritone, Glen Ridge, N. J.; James 
Meister, baritone, Upper Montclair, N. 
J.; Melvin Le Mon, director, Lewis- 
burg, Pa.; and John Tyson, bass, Beth- 
lehem, Pa. 

During their annual trip between 
semesters, the club of 68 members 
sang 14 concerts, including a na- 
tion-wide broadcast over WOR, a con- 
cert in the Essex House, Newark, N. 
J., sponsored by the Metropolitan 
Alumni Association, a program at the 
New Rochelle Y. M. C. A., appearances 
at the Calvary Baptist Church in 
Washington, D. C, the First Baptist 
Church in Pottstown, and the Brown 
Public Schools in Holmesburg, spon- 
sored by the Philadelphia Alumni Club, 
and concerts for eight high schools 
and preparatory schools. 

ski, Jr., son of Sidney Grabowski, 
'15; Margaret Canan Gundy, 
daughter of Edwin W. Gundy, '06; 
George Freeman Haines, Jr., son 
of George F. Haines, '13; Mary Izora 
Hamlin, daughter of Albert J. Ham- 
lin, '15, and Ruth Williams Hamlin, 

Barbara Cobb Hann, daughter of 
Hildred H. Hann, '16, and Grace B. 
Cobb Hann, '11; Ivan Rhodell Jar- 
rett, son of Paul K. Jarrett, AM '3 3; 
Russell Michael McQuay, Jr., son 
of Mrs. Russell M. McQuay, nee Helen 
H. Eede, '15; Kathryn Louise Mill- 
ward, daughter of Carl L. Millward, 
'06, and Mary Kreisher Millward, '05; 
Carl Leland Moore, son of Ralph 
Herman Moore, 14; Edith Renshaw 
Painter, daughter of G. Grant Painter, 
'17; Kathryn Louise Pawling, 
daughter of Harry G. Pawling, '13, 
and Kathryn Oldt Pawling, '12; 
Homer Orville Pursley, son of 
Louis Albert Pursley, '28; Doris 
Ranck, daughter of Dayton L. Ranck, 
'16; Eugene Farley Ranck, son of 

John Lothrop Motley by Chester 
Penn Higby, '08, and B. T. Schantz. 
American Book Company, Boston, 

As John Lothrop Motley is properly 
placed in the category of "literary" 
historians, the services of two editors 
were drafted to prepare this volume, 
one from the field of history, the 
other from the field of American lit- 
erature. To Professor Higby was as- 
signed the responsibility of making the 
selections from Motley's three major 
historical works and of writing that 
portion of the Introduction which 
treats of Motley's work as a historian 
and as a diplomat. 

In the long introduction to his writ- 
ings, Motley is explained in terms of 
the genetic inter-relations of his po- 
litical, social, religious, and literary 
theories. Written with the purpose of 
(Continued on Page 21) 

Bruce O. Ranck, '18, and Mildred 
Farley Ranck, '20; Hugh Richard 
Roser, son of Hugh E. Roser, '10; 
Cullen Frazer Shipman, Jr., son 
of Cullen F. Shipman, '99, and Effa 
Savage Shipman, '02; Anne Eliza- 
beth Stevenson, daughter of George 
S. Stevenson, '15, and Amy Patterson 
Stevenson, '16; Ruth Tybout Stone, 
daughter of Mrs. A. T. Stone, Jr., nee 
Helen D. Cliber, '09; Walter Ruhl 
Tice, son of Raymond D. Tice, '19; 
and Stewart Finis Whittam, son of 
Frank F. Whittam, '15. 

E. A. Snyder, president, General 
Alumni Association; President 
Marts; Judge J. Warren Davis, 
chairman of the Board of Trustees; 
seated at speakers' table. Home- 
coming Banquet. 

Many Bucknellians 
Return Homecoming 

President Marts Speaker at Banquet 
E. A. Snyder, '11, Toastmaster 

Registration in Roberts Hall at Homecoming. 

The largest Homecoming crowd in several years 
gathered last October 21st to celebrate the occasion 
and renew old acquaintances. A day packed with 
entertainment had as its climax the annual alumni 
banquet and dance. 

President Marts was the speaker of the evening at 
the dinner with E. A. Snyder, '11, president of the 
General Alumni Association, as toastmaster. Wil- 
liam C. Walls '73, and Dr. Sam Bolton, '82, were the 
two oldest Bucknellians present and were introduced 
as such by Mr. Marts. Mrs. Chester R. Leaber, nee 
Evelyn McGann, '18, from India; C. O. Long, '09, 
from Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Morris C. Van Gundy, 
'98, of Houston, Texas, traveled the greatest distance 
in order to be present. Announcement of the plac- 
ing of the lights along the stadium road, a gift of the 
class of '28, was made by Mr. Marts. The Men's 
Glee Club sang several numbers. 

During the morning the annual Homecoming 
parade was held, with Phi Gamma Delta winning 
the prize for the best fraternity float. The cup 
awarded by the Interfraternity Council for the best 
chapter house decorations was captured by Delta 

In the afternoon 10,000 watched Georgetown de- 
feat a scrappy Bison eleven 13 to 7. Paul Burton's 
Orchestra played for the dance in the Davis Gym- 
nasium which followed the banquet. 


The 1939 edition of the booklet "Fall In For Buck- 
nell" has just been awarded first place in the Martin 
Cantine Contest as the finest piece of college pro- 
motional printing produced during that year. The 
University and the Williamsport Printing and Bind- 
ing Company, printers of the booklet, have received 
certificates of the award, which is receiving a great 
deal of publicity in advertising circles. 



Transported by the magic of words 
to the old campus at Lewisburg again 
eighty-five Bucknellians thrilled to 
memories stirred by Dr. Harry R. 
Warfel in an address here on January 
12 th to the Bucknell Alumni Club of 
the Metropolitan area. Dr. Warfel, 
the biographer of Noah Webster, 
sometime student and professor at 
Bucknell and now of the faculty of 
the University of Maryland, spoke of 
the place of the free, small college in 
American education in an address en- 
titled "What's In Your Attic." His 
plea for tolerance of new ideas and 
the shaking of old superstitions from 
out the accumulation of junk in our 
mental attics, if freedom of thought 
in music, art, and literature are to sur- 
vive, moved his audience to thunderous 
applause in one of the finest alumni 
meetings of this club in years. 

References by the speaker to old 
Pennsylvania Dutch idioms, familiar 
names such as Montandon, Mazeppa, 
and Mifflinburg, and the terrors of 
"hazing parties" struck resonant 
chords in his audience. An especially 
sympathetic listener to the "Dutch" 
stories was alumnus Paul Althouse, 
Metropolitan tenor. Both Althouse 
and Warfel are natives of Reading, Pa. 

Club President Julius F. Seebach, 
Jr., introduced the great Wagnerian 
tenor for a bow with the promise of 
some songs at a later party. Rev. Ed- 
ward C. Kunkle, Chairman of the 
club's scholarship committee gave a 
brief report and urged for more can- 
didates for committee selection this 

The showing of the superb new full 
color sound movies of Bucknell by 
Alumni Secretary Lybarger climaxed 
a most memorable evening. Exclama- 
tions of delight at the excellence of 
the pictures were voiced on every side. 

Many renewals of old campus 
friendships kept the record crowd "in 
session" hours after the formal meet- 
ing had been adjourned. Snatches of 
overheard conversations: "Bill Rine- 
bold I've not seen you since '18 in 

Seventy-eight persons attended the Silver Anniver- 
sary reunion of the class of 1914 which was held 
June 10 on the sun porch of the Women's Dining Hall. 

France" — "Tom Mangan you old 
soldier" — "Why Billie Dakin you're 
prettier than ever" — "Nan Kennedy 
I'd know you anywhere" — "Am Ses- 
singer is this your husband Charlie 
Copeland?" — "Charlie Gynne you 
piano playin' fool" — "Hugo Riemer 
where; did you ever get a wife?" — 
"Now look Heim, just 'cause you're 
a father" — "Charlie Loveland — you 
still look like a baseball player" — 
"Don't kid us Weymouth, you can't 
go that far back" — "Mr. Dent this 
is Mr. Catterall" — and both together 
"Joe!" — "Come on Red Lowther, 
lead another Bucknell song" — "San- 
ders that boy of yours needs Buck- 
nell" — "Smith and Steinhilper will 
collect" — "Polly Biery and Lorene 
Martin and Mrs. Bill Evans and Mrs. 
Gummy Marsh?" — "Who's Til 
Woodring's guest? Don't you re- 
member Hank Hangardner our line 
coach in '27?" — "That pretty little 
red head is Crossett — just graduated" 
— "That husky guy over there is 
Muggsy MacGraw" — "I haven't seen 
Cort Williams in twenty years" — 
and so on far into the night! 

"Al" Stoughton, '24: 


More than 5 alumni attended the 
dinner at the Hotel Lewisburger in 
October which marked the first anni- 
versary of the founding of the Buck- 
nell Alumni Club of Union County. 
President Marts was the speaker and 
his subject was "Town and Gown Co- 

He expressed his appreciation for 
the excellent cooperation between 
Lewisburg and the University. He 
said, "As Lewisburg grows, so grows 

Bucknell, and as Bucknell grows, so 
grows Lewisburg." 

Attorney Kenneth Bidlack, '29, of 
Mifflinburg was elected president of 
the club; other officers are Weber Ger- 
hart, Jr., '19, of Lewisburg, vice- 
president; Mrs. William Sleighter, '31, 
of Mifflinburg, secretary; and William 
Smith, '3 3, of Lewisburg, treasurer. 
Mrs. Anne Kaler Marsh, '87, was 
elected director for a three year term. 

As the final feature of the evening, 
Francis Lybarger, Jr., Alumni Sec- 
retary, showed the new colored movies 
of life on the Bucknell campus. 


Thirty Harrisburg Bucknellians and 
their guests attended a dinner meeting 
at the Central Y. M. C. A. in Harris- 
burg on January 11th. 

Officers for the current year are as 
follows: Bruce E. Butt, '16, president; 
Robert H. Bogar, '31, vice-president; 
Mrs. Frank E. Williams, '12, secre- 
tary; and Dr. John K. Eby, '34, treas- 

The executive committee which is 
composed of Bruce E. Butt, '16; Allen 
Jones, '2 5; and Harvey Bogar, '01, is 
planning an early drive for the 
Scholarship Fund of the Club. 

Pearl R. Williams, '12. 


Because they couldn't get back, 
Bucknellians who live around Chicago 
celebrated their Homecoming the 
night before October 21st by having 
a get-together and dinner at the Old 
Cathay restaurant in Chicago. 

Thomas J. Morris, '00, president of 
the Chicago Alumni Association was 
in charge of the affair. 


On November 7th, twenty-five 
Bucknellians attended the regular 
meeting of the Philadelphia Alumnae 
Club which was held at Whitman's. 

Alice Roberts, '24, president of the 
organization, presided at the business 
meeting which preceded the showing 
of colored movies of campus life by 
the Alumni Secretary. 


An enthusiastic dinner meeting of 
the Bucknell Metropolitan Alumni was 
held on Friday evening, October 6th, 
at the Essex House in Newark, N. J. 

Dr. Vincent A. McCrossen, French 
professor at the University who was 
the speaker of the evening, told of his 
summer in war-torn Europe and of 
his difficulty in returning to America. 
Up to the minute alumni activities 
were reported by E. A. Snyder, presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Associa- 
tion; Joseph McKee, president of the 
Fathers' Association; and Francis Ly- 
barger, Jr., Alumni Secretary. 

The following officers were elected 
for the New Jersey division of the 
association: president, Harold Mac- 
Graw; vice-president, Dr. F. M. Of- 
fenkrantz; treasurer, M. J. Bower; and 
secretary, Mildred Cathers. 

Seventy-nine Metropolitan Bucknel- 
lians and friends met at Essex House 
in Newark on Friday evening, De- 
cember Sth, for dinner. 

Members of the Philadelphia Alumnae Club. Read- 
ing from left to right — First row (seated) — Margaret 
Groff, Mrs. Edgar D. Faries, Mrs. I. H. O'Harra, Alice 
Roberts, a guest, Mrs. Tutz, a guest. Second row — 
Irene Bixler, Catherine P. Boyle, Dorothy Griffith, 
Terr MacNeal. Third row — Mrs. David Baer, Mrs. 
William Spaeth, Mrs. Heller, Frances Groff, Mrs 
Au Werter, Mrs. Russell Crank, Mrs. Clifton Hark- 
ness, Mrs. John B. Dempsey, Mrs. M. A. Roseman. 

During the business meeting at 
which Harold MacGraw presided, 
there was confirmation of the New 
York Division's action in creating an 
executive committee to handle all rou- 
tine business. The Reverend Edward 
C. Kunkle gave a report for the 
Scholarship Committee — accomplish- 
ment, one boy already in college; aim, 
one student in each class on a Metro- 
politan Alumni Association Scholar- 
ship. Former glee club member, 
Leonard Kachel, '3 5, who is now a 
radio singer, sang for the group. 

The remainder of the program was 
devoted to a review of the recent foot- 
ball season and a preview of the bas- 
ketball prospects. Professor Griffith 
told of the difficulties of making a 
football schedule that would suit ev- 
eryone; Andy Mathieson, '20, chair- 
man of the committee to make recom- 
mendations to the Athletic Council, 
made some statements concerning the 
committee's work. Coaches Al Hum- 
phreys, Bus Blum, and Johnny Sitar- 
sky related the problems particular to 
their own part of the work of pro- 
ducing a football team. Movies of 
some recent games were shown and 
discussed by Coach Humphreys at the 
close of the evening. 

Mildred B. Cathers. 

Officers and speakers at the November 
meeting of the New York Metropolitan Alum- 
ni Club. Reading from left to right: E. A. 
Snyder, '11, general association president; 
George "Potsy" Clark, former coach of the 
Brooklyn Dodgers; Stan Lomax, sports an- 
nouncer; Julius Seebach Jr., '20, president of 
the New York Alumni; and H. Montgomery 
Marsh, Jr., '28, secretary. 


At the last meeting of the Bucknell 
Alumni Club of Greater Washington, 
the following officers were elected: 
president, Linn C. Drake, '0^, execu- 
tive director for the Washington area 
of the Boy Scouts of America; vice- 
president and treasurer, Dr. John S. 
Burlew, '30; secretary, Harry H. 
Pierson, '28, divisional assistant, Divi- 
sion of Cultural Relations, Department 
of State. 

President Arnaud C. Marts was the 
speaker of the evening. 

Harry H. Pierson, '28. 


Twenty-three Wilmington alumni 
and their guests attended a dinner 
meeting of the Wilmington Bucknell 
Alumni Association at the University 
Club, Wednesday, October 2 5 th. 

A short business meeting preceded 
the dinner. "Assets Unseen" was the 
subject of the talk given by Clyde E. 
Burgee, associate professor of eco- 
nomics at the University, who was 
the speaker of the evening. 

Colored movies of life on the cam- 
pus were shown by the Alumni Secre- 
tary, Francis Lybarger, Jr. 


On December 11, 1939, a group of 
Bucknell alumni from Monmouth and 
Ocean counties in New Jersey met at 
the Molly Pitcher Hotel, Red Bank, 

New Jersey Metropolitan officers. Read- 
ing from left to right: Dr. F. M. Offenkrantz, 
vice-president; Mildred B. Cathers, secretary; 
Harold C. MacGraw, president; and M. J. 
Bower, treasurer. 

N. J., for the purpose of forming a 
Bucknell Alumni Club. 

Dr. Robert T. Oliver of Bucknell 
University was the guest speaker. 
Other guests at the organization meet- 
ing were Mrs. Oliver and Mr. and Mrs. 
L. Francis Lybarger, Jr. 

During the business meeting which 
preceded the showing of a very splen- 
did moving picture of Bucknell activ- 
ities the following officers were elected: 
president, William M. Lybarger, '2 5; 
vice-president, H. Harry Posten, '09; 
secretary, Katherine J. Dowd, '20; and 
treasurer, Lewis F. Lyne, '14. 

An executive committee composed 
of the following alumni was also 
elected: Eva M. Folsom, '32; Ira Shep- 
pard, '04; Jonas Tumen, '11; and Isa- 
dore Zlotkin, '34. 

The organization will be known as 
the Monmouth Alumni Club of Buck- 
nell University. Several meetings have 
been planned for the winter, the first 
of which will be held at the Berkeley 
Carteret, Asbury Park, N. J. 

Katherine J. Dowd, '20. 


The Bucknell Women's Association, 
which was organized in May 1938, 
has become an active interest of the 
Bucknell women in the Pittsburgh 

Luncheons are held the second 
Wednesday of each month in the Con- 
gress of Clubs House, Penn Avenue, 

The scheduled meeting for February 
will not be held. Instead of this meet- 
ing we are having a Benefit Bridge in 
Utility Hall, Philadelphia Company 

The bridge is in charge of Mrs. 
Andrew R. Mathieson, who is chair- 
man of the Ways and Means Com- 
mittee. The proceeds of the bridge 
will be added to the cumulative 
scholarship fund. The Scholarship 
Fund has as its chairman, Mrs. T. 
Jefferson Miers. 

Mrs. Thomas A. O'Leary, 



The thirtieth reunion of the class 
of '09 was held on June 10th in the 
Women's College along with the 
luncheon of the General Alumni As- 
sociation and other reunions. Fifteen 
members of the class and one graduate 
of the Institute in '09 were present. 

At the conclusion of the regular 
program, a special meeting was held 
by '09 in Roberts Hall. The officers 
who were elected at that time are Rev. 
Earl Guyer, president; Mrs. Helen 
Cliber Stone, vice-president; and Mrs. 
Walter D. Evans, secretary-treasurer. 
Roll call brought forth many inter- 
esting responses. 

The following members of the class 
returned for their thirtieth reunion: 
Mary M. Abbott, George F. Bailets, 
Myra M. Chaffee, Frances C. Evans, 
Newton C. Fetter, Charles C. Fries, 

Earl G. Guyer, Hazel Craig Jackson, 
C. O. Long, Guy Payne, Paul J. 

Sanders, Myrtle Walkinshaw Shupe, 
Helen Cliber Stone, Eugene Van Why, 
Ida Sames Yeager, and Mrs. Leon 

Frances Chaffee Evans. 


Seventy-eight persons represented 
the class of 1914 at their Silver Anni- 
versary reunion which was held June 
10th in the sun parlor of the Women's 
Dining Room. At a brief business 
meeting following the turkey dinner, 
it was voted that the members who 
served as senior class officers should 
continue in that capacity. These per- 
sons are Jesse E. Riley, president; H. 
Walter Baker, vice-president; K. W. 
Ripple, treasurer; and J. W. Rice, sec- 
retary. Dora Hamler Weaver was 
elected historian. When Mr. Riley 
called the names of the 95 members 
listed on the class roll, forty-seven 
answers were received. Some of these 
were given in person and the others 
were read from questionnaires which 
had been sent in. It was also decided 
to prepare the class history in printed 
form for distribution. 

Members of the class who have 
passed on were honored by their class- 
mates standing with bowed heads. 
During the course of the dinner, Pres- 
ident Marts gave his personal greetings 
to the class. 

Dora Hamler Weaver. 

Bucknellians and guests who were present 
at the organization meeting of the new Mon- 
mouth Bucknell Alumni Club held in Red 
Bank, N. J. Reading from left to right. First 
row (seated): Mr. Meinikheim, Miss Folsom, 
Mrs. Kresge, Mrs. Meinikheim, Mrs. Shep- 
pard. Second row: Prof. Sheppard, Mr. Zlot- 
kin, Prof. Oliver, Mrs. Dowd, Mrs. Lybarger, 
Mrs. Posten, Mr. Posten, Mr. Kresge. Third 
row: Mr. Zager, Mr. Litchfield, Mr. Lybarger, 
Mr. Tumen, Mr. Gronde, Mr. Dowd. 

The following 8 pages have been 
reprinted from the new 36-page 
which is now ready for mailing to 
prospective students. Why not 
interest some young person in Old 
Bucknell? Mail the card in the 
back of the Monthly, today. — Ed. 

The botany department 
of Bucknell is famous for 
developing new varieties 
of flowers and plants. 
Right — A professor is ex- 
plaining pollenization to 
a student. 

Dr. William H. Eyster, '14, Professor of Botany. — Ed. 

The camera finds much beauty on 
Bucknell's campus. 

,1 ■ 

The Announcer for WOR was Joseph Salsburg, '37. — Ed. 

Bucknell tells the world its ideals, through the 
medium of a nation-wide broadcast — and just 
what is meant by the Bucknell way of life. 

Opposite is scene in the Davis gymnasium, 
the student body and friends enjoying the pro- 
gram and demonstrations. At the right two 
students at the microphone. Below President 
A. C. Marts and students who made the 


Old Main was once the largest college building on any campus. It was 
destroyed by fire in 1932 and restored at a cost of $350,000 in 1937. Old 
Main is centrally located on Bucknell's three hundred acre campus, 
acclaimed by many as one of the most beautiful in America. 

Buckne 1 1 young 
women enjoy golf, 
cycling, a rchery, 
hockey, and other 
outdoor sports. 

nell's dramatic organization. 
Above, a scene from "Idiot's 
Delight." Right above, "As 
You Like It." Right below, 
a study in characterization. 

Irving Berlin, a recent chapel 
speaker, responds to stu- 
dents' pleas for his auto- 

Below — -Student health 
board in operation. 

Dr. John W. Rice, '14, Professor of Bacteriology. — Ed. 

After Commencement, Bucknell men and women leave these 
beautiful surroundings filled with new aspirations, ideals, and 
lasting memories of college days. To take their places, Buck- 
nell beckons to a limited number of ambitious young men and 
young women to carry on its cherished traditions. 


1859 Mrs. George S. Matlack, the 
former Emma J. Billmeyer, died 
in the Hahnemann Hospital, Philadel- 
phia, on January 24. Death was 
caused by the infirmities of old age. 

Having graduated from the Insti- 
tute in 1859, Mrs. Matlack was one of 
the oldest alumnae of the school, and 
last June on the occasion of the sev- 
entieth graduation anniversary of her 
class, she was the last surviving mem- 
ber. As guest of honor, Mrs. Matlack 
attended the annual alumni luncheon 
and meeting of the Alumni Associa- 

Mrs. Matlack was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Shike- 
limo Chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and of the Civic 

One daughter, Mrs. George E. 
Raiguel of Philadelphia, and a grand- 
daughter, Mrs. John Downer of Villa- 
nova, survive her. 

1871 George T. Bailey, La Plume, a 
member of the Board of Trus- 
tees at Keystone for 64 years, died at 
his home September 20, after an ill- 
ness. He attended Wyoming Semi- 
nary and later transferred to the pre- 
paratory department of Bucknell, be- 
ing graduated in 1871. For 14 years 
he served as manager of the first 
power plant to serve the Abingtons, 
and when the Abington Electric Com- 
pany was organized he was elected 
manager of that firm, a position which 
he held until the firm was sold a few 
years ago. 

1877 A law career of more than 61 
years duration ended last Sep- 
tember 16 when Fedei'al Judge Oliver 
B. Dickinson died in the Crozer Hos- 
pital at Chester following an operation 
for a kidney ailment. Dickinson had 
been appointed to the United States 
District Court of Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania by President Wilson in 1914. 

The veteran jurist was born in 
Dayton, Ohio, the son of a Baptist 
minister. His family having moved 
to Marcus Hook, Pa., when he was 
five, he was educated at private 
schools and at the University of Lew- 
isburg where he enrolled as a member 
of the class of 1877. In 1902 he was 
given an honorary master of arts de- 
gree by his alma mater, and in 1919 
she granted him the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Laws in recognition of 
his scholastic attainment in his pro- 

Judge Dickinson was a member of 
many legal and historical societies 
and a trustee of Pennsylvania Mili- 
tary College, the Chester Y. M. C. A., 
Crozer Theological Seminary, and the 
J. Lewis Crozer Home and Hospital. 

1882 Over sixty years of devotion 
and service to Bucknell as a 
student, graduate, and trustee were 
ended when Dr. Milton G. Evans, 
emeritus, president of Crozer Theo- 
logical Seminary, died in the Carbon- 

dale Hospital on September 17, 1939. 

Born in Ebensburg, Dr. Evans at- 
tended Bucknell Academy and grad- 
uated from the University in 1882. 
After receiving his degree from Crozer 
Theological Seminary, he taught at 
Keystone Academy and then at Crozer. 
In 1909 he was elected president of 
that institution, holding that position 
until his retirement from public life 
in 1934. Dr. Evans had acted as a 
trustee of Bucknell since 1909. 

Dr. J. H. Franklin, president of 
Crozer Theological Seminary, was in 
charge of the funeral service which 
was held in the First Baptist Church 
at Clifford. Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, 
president of Bucknell, and Professor 
Rittenhouse Neisser of the Crozer fac- 
ulty spoke for their respective insti- 

Dr. Evans is survived by his wife, 
the former Josephine Rivenburg, sis- 
ter of Dean R. H. Rivenburg. 

1884 Milton W. Shreve, prominent 
attorney of Erie, died December 
23rd in the Hamot Hospital, Erie, fol- 
lowing a week's illness. He was 81 
years of age. 

In 1899 Mr. Shreve was elected Dis- 
trict Attorney of Erie County and in 
1900 served as chairman of the Re- 
publican County Committee. He was 
elected to the State Legislature in 
1906 and 1908, serving in both sessions 
as a member of the committee on ap- 
propriations. In 1909 he was chosen 
as chairman of the committee on 
mines and mining and upon the death 
of John M. Cox, was made speaker. 
He was elected to Congress in 1923 
and served eight terms. For the last 
few years he practiced law with his 
son, Attorney Lyman C. Shreve, '11. 

Dr. Nelson F. Davis 

1888 E. T. Derr of Seattle, Washing- 
ton, died on August 9, according 

to word received by his brother-in- 
law, L. B. Crandell of Williamsport. 
Mrs. Derr was formerly Minnie Cran- 
dell, I 86. 

1889 According to a letter which was 
received from her niece, Mar- 
garet W. Van Wyck, I 89, passed away 
on the 11th of July, 1939, following a 
long illness. 

Clifford A. Rodenbaugh died at the 
home of his step-daughter in Green 
Lake, Wisconsin, early in December. 
Mr. Rodenbaugh was a native of Lew- 
isburg, having been born there in 
June, 1868. 

1891 W. Norman Morris, 71, promi- 
nent Philadelphia attorney and 
past president of the Manufacturers 
and Bankers Club, died in the Hahne- 
mann Hospital early in September 
after an illness of about two weeks. 

For nearly a half century, Mr. Mor- 
ris took an active part in civic affairs 
in Philadelphia and Germantown. For 
several years he was treasurer of the 
Zoning Federation of Philadelphia and 
also vice-president of the Germantown 
Horticultural Society. Mr. Morris re- 
ceived his law degree from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1894 after 
graduation from West Chester State 
Teachers College and Bucknell. He 
was senior member of the law firm of 
Morris & Kirby until it was dissolved 
about a year ago. 

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. 
Rebekah McDowell Morris, and a son, 
Charles McDowell Morris, '31, former 
Alumni Secretary. 

1895 One of BucknelPs oldest pro- 
fessors and staunchest support- 
ers, Nelson F. Davis, '95, died at his 
home in Lewisburg on Saturday, No- 
vember 11, after an illness of several 
years. Although Dr. Davis had been 
confined to his home for nearly a year 
and his condition had been regarded 
as critical for two weeks, his death 
came as a shock to the thousands of 
Bucknellians who had known him dur- 
ing his 43 years of teaching. 

Dr. Davis is the man to whom much 
of the credit must be given for build- 
ing at Bucknell a nationally famous 
biology department. Born in Seeley, 
N. J., August 10, 1872, Dr. Davis re- 
ceived his early education in the pub- 
lic schools of New Jersey. He pre- 
pared for Bucknell at the South Jersey 
Institute at Bridgeton, N. J., and en- 
tered the University in 1891. His 
alma mater conferred three degrees 
upon him: Bachelor of Science in 

1895, Master of Science in 1896, and 
Doctor of Science in 1902. Beginning 
his teaching career at Bucknell in 

1896, he served first as an instructor 
in Organic Science, then Assistant 
Professor of Biology, and since 1910, 
as Professor of Biology and head of 
the Biology Department. 

A member of the Presbyterian 
Church, the Sigma Chi fraternity, and 
the Masons, he also belonged to nu- 
merous honorary scientific organiza- 

He is survived by his wife, the 
former Jessie Palmer, and by two 
children, Nelson P. Davis, Jr., '22, of 
San Mateo, California, and Miss 
Prances M. Davis, '25, of Swiftwater, 

1897 Word has been received of the 
death of James Alexis Guie, 

noted Seattle, Washington, attorney, 
which occured on Monday, November 
13, at his home. He was ill only a 
short time. Mr. Guie was a native of 
Catawissa and while at Bucknell was 
an active member of Sigma Chi fra- 

Admitted to the bar in 1905, he 
served continuously in the legal pro- 
fession until his death, being asso- 
ciated with his brother a large per- 
centage of the time. 

1898 Dr. Frederick William Robbins, 

superintendent of Williamsport 
schools from 1914 to 1926, died Sep- 
tember 6th in San Diego, California. 
He was 70 years of age. 

A graduate of Muncy Normal 
School in 1885, Dr. Robbins afterwards 
attended Bucknell. He held degrees 
from several universities and had 
filled educational positions in Mon- 
toursville, Bethlehem, and Lebanon as 
well as Williamsport, and was at one 
time head of the Muncy Normal 

1901 Creighton M. Konkle, former 
president of the Bucknell Alum- 
ni Association of New York and of 
the Bucknell Athletic Council, died 
suddenly at his home in Birmingham, 
Alabama, on Sunday afternoon, Sep- 
tember 24. At the time of his death, 
Mr. Konkle was associated with the 

United States Steel Company, having 
served in recent years as controller 
for the Tennessee Coal and Iron Com- 

Mrs. Konkle, the former Laura L. 
Allen, '01, is now living in Florida 
where her address is R. D. 2, Box 
91-A, DeLand, Florida. 

1905 Earl A. Morton, Bucknell grad- 
uate and trustee, died at his 
home in Pittsburgh on Monday, No- 
vember 13. Death was due to com- 
plications developing from a fall 
which he suffered several months be- 
fore. He was 55 years old. 

In 1905, Mr. Morton was graduated 
from Bucknell, Summa Cum Laude, 
the highest student honor which the 
University grants. Three years later 
he received his Master of Arts degree. 
A member of the Phi Gamma Delta 
fraternity, he had been a member of 
the Bucknell board of trustees since 

At the time of his death, Mr. Morton 
was vice-president in charge of trusts 
of the Commonwealth Trust Company 
of Pittsburgh, having been associated 
with that firm since 1922. Before that 
time he engaged in the general prac- 
tice of law, being a member of the 
law firm of Boyer, Jones, and Morton, 
and acted as principal of the Brad- 
dock High School for three years. 

Active in State Banking circles, Mr. 
Morton was Chairman of the Trust 
Company section, Pennsylvania Bank- 
ers Association for two years. At the 
time of his death he was a trustee of 
the Addison H. Gibson Foundation. 
He made it a point to continue to 
keep in touch with his alma mater 
after graduation, and served as presi- 
dent of the Western Pennsylvania 
Alumni Association, vice-president of 
the General Alumni Association, and 
director of the Alumni Association in 
addition to being a trustee. 


1919 Miss Helen E. Swartz of Milton 
was married to Alan F. Small, 
owner of Small's Greenhouses in Mil- 
ton, in St. John's Evangelical and Re- 
formed Church on Saturday afternoon, 
September 9. . 

Mr. Small is a graduate of Bowdoin 
College at Brunswick, Maine, and took 
graduate work at Massachusetts State 
College. Mrs. Small attended Buck- 
nell, and graduated from Wellesley 
College. She is a member of Pi Beta 
Phi sorority. She was an instructor 
in the Bucknell School of Music for 
several years before she went to teach 
Latin and history in the Milton High 
School. Mr. and Mrs. Small are now 
living at 615 East Broadway, Milton, 

1927 Bertram P. Haines was married 
to Ruth P. Eldridge of Wood- 
bury, New Jersey, last October. Their 
address is 44 North American Avenue, 
Woodbury, N. J. 

1929 Edythe Rogers Evans became 
the bride of Harry William 

Flack on November 25th in Danville, 
Virginia. Rev. Winn officiated at the 
ceremony, and they were attended by 
Mr. and Mrs. M. Howard Clark, broth- 
er-in-law and sister of the bride. 

Mr. and Mrs. Flack are at home in 
the Lyons Apartments, Chambersburg, 
Pa., where Mr. Flack is a representa- 
tive for the General Motors Corpora- 

1930 Edwin A. Glover of Knoxville, 
Pa., married Miss Jane E. Sut- 
ton of Harrisburg in Trinity Methodist 
Church, Harrisburg, at noon on Sep- 
tember 25. The couple are living in 
Knoxville where Mr. Glover, a member 
of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, is en- 
gaged in the practice of law. 

Miss Frances Carolyn Nye, of Rut- 
land, Pa., was married at 7:00 o'clock, 
Saturday evening, October 21st, in the 
Church-in-the-Gardens at Forest Hills, 

Dr. Lee Russell Ranck, prominent 
Milton physician, died of uremic poi- 
soning on November 14 in the Wil- 
liamsport Hospital. Following his 
graduation from Bucknell, Mr. Ranck 
received his M.D. from the University 
of Pennsylvania in 1908. 

That same year he located in Mil- 
ton and continued his practice there 
until the time of his death. In addi- 
tion to belonging to many medical as- 
sociations, Dr. Ranck was a member 
of Milton Lodge No. 156, F. and A. 
M., Williamsport Consistory, Milton 
Chapter No. 298, Royal Arch Masons, 
and Irem Temple Shrine at Wilkes- 
Barre. He saw duty with Company H, 
Twelfth Regiment, P. V. T., during 
the Spanish-American War, and was a 
member of the Volunteer Service 
Corps during the World War. 

He is survived by his wife and three 
sons, S. Graydon, '32, Harold D., and 
Cecil L., '38, all of Milton. 

Mrs. Carrie Grugan Moore of Den- 
ver, Colorado, died October 21 in a 
Denver hospital following an opera- 
tion. Mrs. Moore lived for many years 
in West Milton, her father being ac- 
tive in Democratic political circles in 
Union County. Soon after her gradua- 
tion from the Conservatory of Music as 
well as the University, the Grugan 
family moved to Denver. There she 
married Robert M. Moore and con- 
tinued her interest in music by play- 
ing in many churches and giving re- 
citals. Her husband survives. 

1925 Word has been received of the 
death of Helen E. Glass on 
March 9, 1939. 

Mrs. Decker, wife of Oliver J. 
Decker, '99, Bucknell trustee, and 
mother of John C, '36, died suddenly 
at her home in South Williamsport on 
Saturday afternoon, January 13. 

Long Island, to Mr. Fordyce Chapin 
Hauber of Pittsburgh. 

The bride was graduated from 
Goucher College in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, and had been a member of the 
faculty in the Wellsboro High School 
until the time of her marriage. Mr. 
Hauber is with the Geological Depart- 
ment of the People's Gas Corporation 
of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the 
Alpha Chi Mu fraternity and the En- 
gineers' Society of Western Pennsyl- 

1931 John T. Anderson was married 
to Miss Evelyn L. Johnson on 
April 30, 1939, in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Stroudsburg, Pa. Mr. 
Anderson is in the market research 
department of the American Rolling 
Mill Company. The couple are at home 
at 253 Yankee Road, Middletown, O. 

On September 3, Hazel A. Michaels 
of Sunbury and Merle M. Edwards, Jr. 
of Lewisburg were married in the 

First United Brethren Church of Sun- 
bury. Mrs. Edwards had been em- 
ployed in Pittsburgh for some time 
prior to her marriage. Mr. Edwards 
is working for the state insurance de- 
partment at Harrisburg where the 
couple are living. 

On November 4, Robert S. Ingols 
took as his bride Dorothy A. Ohlson 
of Newark, N. J., a graduate nurse of 
Presbyterian Hospital in Newark. 
John J. Shields, '31, was best man at 
the ceremony which took place in the 
Swedish Baptist Church of Newark. 
At present Mr. and Mrs. Ingols are 
living at 241 Hale Street, New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. 

1932 George Phillips married Miss 
Loretta Coyle on April 10th at 

the Holy Savior Rectory in Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. Miss Coyle was graduated 
from Misericordia College in Dallas, 
Pa., in 1934. Mr. Phillips having re- 
cently been appointed assistant fore- 
man of electrical construction at Beth- 
lehem Steel, Sparrows Point, the 
couple are living on F Street in Spar- 
rows Point, Maryland. 

1933 On October 14, William W. Con- 
rath was married to Marjorie L. 

Koch in the Trinity Evangelical and 
Reformed Church at Watsontown. The 
pastor, Rev. P. A. DeLong, officiated. 
Mrs. Conrath was graduated from 
Watsontown High School and the 
Wilford Beauty School of Philadelphia, 
being proprietress of a Watsontown 
beauty shop. Mr. Conrath is em- 
ployed by the Watsontown Cabinet 

Mary T. Hazard was married on Oc- 
tober 28, 1939, to John W. Ingram. 
Their address is now 324 Broadway, 
Paterson, N. J. 

Karl H. Stutzman took as his bride 
Miss Virginia Mae Danieo of Voleny, 
Va., in a ceremony performed Decem- 
ber 16 at Manassas, Va., by Rev. R. 
M. Graham of the Baptist Church. Mr. 
Stutzman is a teacher in the Fairfax, 
Va., High School, and his bride is a 
teacher at Franconia, Va. 

Mildred Thomson of Williamsport 
was married to J. Wesley Oler of 
Rochester, N. Y., on October 7, at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomson, 
LaJose, Pa. The bride had been a 
member of the staff of the Children's 
Aid Society in Williamsport for the 
past three years. 

1935 Announcement was recently 
made of the marriage of E. 
Meredith Eberhart of Milton to Anne 
E. Johnson of Lemont, formerly of 
Lewisburg. The wedding took place 
June 28, 1936, in Thrumont, Maryland. 
Mr. Eberhart is now in his last year of 
study at Kirksville College of Osteo- 
pathy and Surgery at Kirksville, Mo. 
Mrs. Eberhart is a graduate of Lewis- 
burg High School and Bloomsburg 
State Teachers College. 

Sarah Thompson of Collingswood 
became the wife of Dr. James R. Ey- 
non, graduate of Pennsylvania State 
College and Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege, on July 15th in the Collingswood 
Presbyterian Church. Other Bucknel- 

liana in the wedding party were Miss 
Elaine Ifill, '35, of Upper Darby and 
Miss Doris Rolfe, '34, Newark, N. J. 
Dr. Eynon has opened an office where 
he and his wife are living at Haddon 
and Collings Avenue, Collingswood, 
N. J. 

Miss Rose C. Dennen of Danville 
and Frank Petrullo of Northumberland 
were married August 29 in St Joseph's 
Catholic Church in Danville, the cere- 
mony being performed by the rector, 
the Very Rev. Thomas F. X. Dough- 
erty. Following his graduation from 
Bucknell, Petrullo took graduate work 
at Syracuse University and now he is 
employed as a construction engineer 
at the Milton Steel Company. 

Announcement has been made of 
the marriage of Edwin Parsons of 
Watsontown and Miss Elizabeth Mae 
Bunnell of Hubbard, Ohio, which took 
place August 31 in the Methodist 
Church at Youngstown, Ohio. The 
newlyweds are residing at the Par- 
sons home in Watsontown where the 
groom is employed by the Watson- 
town Cabinet Company. Mrs. Parsons 
was graduated from Hubbard High 
School and studied at the Youngstown 
nurses training school. 

Rev. Marlin F. Kerstetter, pastor of 
the Millville-Jerseytown Methodist 
Charge, married Velma Mordan of 
Orangeville on Tuesday morning, Oc- 
tober 3. Rev. Dr. F. LaMont Hen- 
ninger, Sunbury District Superin- 
tendent of the church, performed the 
double ring ceremony. 

After his graduation from Bucknell, 
Rev. Kerstetter received his degree 
from Drew Theological Seminary. He 
served as pastor of the Allenwood- 
Elimsport charge of the church from 
1931 to 1934. Mrs. Kerstetter is a 
graduate of Bloomsburg State Teach- 
ers College and Potts Shorthand Col- 
lege at Scranton, and has taught 
at the latter school and at Orange- 
ville. At present the couple are living 
at the Methodist parsonage in Mill- 

On June 4, 1939, Richard R. Uten- 
woldt, Jr., of New York City, married 
Miss Emily Stines of Hartsdale, N. 
Y. in Hartsdale. William C. Gerken, 
'33, was best man. Mr. and Mrs. 
Utenwoldt are now living m Tucka- 
hoe, N. Y., where the bridegroom is 
employed by the Commercial Credit 
Company in White Plains, N. Y. 

1936 Miss Emma M. Angstadt and 

Marlin G. Walters, both of Lew- 
isburg, were united in marriage on 
Saturday afternoon, September 9, in a 
wedding ceremony at the Lewisburg 
Evangelical Church. Following her 
graduation from Bucknell, the bride 
had been a junior visitor for the Un- 
ion County Relief Board. Mr. Walters 
is employed at the Lewisburg Chair 
and Furniture Company. Their ad- 
dress is 521 Market Street, Lewis- 
burg, Pa. 

Raymond Kanyuck married Miss Bess 
Julian of Sparrows Point on May 6, 
1939, in the Sparrows Point Presby- 
terian Church. They were attended 
by Miss Jane Barrick and Gordon 

Diefenbach, '36, of Baltimore. The 
couple are residing on Dunglow Road, 
Dundalk, Maryland. 

Announcement has been made of 
the marriage of Eric Graham Stewart 
of Lewisburg and Emily Frances Orr, 
'35, of Pottstown on October 14. 

In a pretty ceremony performed in 
the chapel of Crescent Avenue Presby- 
terian Church on November 25, 1939, 
Mildred E. Wiley of Plainfield became 
the bride of William Levering Cow- 
perthwait, Jr., of North Plainfield, N. 
J. Edna M. Hutchinson, '36, of Avon- 
dale, Pa., was maid of honor. 

Mr. Cowperthwait, a graduate of 
New York University, is a member of 
the technical staff of Bell Telephone 
Laboratories. The couple are living at 
118 Grove St., North Plainfield, N. J. 

1938 Announcement has been made 
of the marriage of Miss Cyn- 
thia Elizabeth Hertzog to Robert W. 
Groover which took place July 12, 
1937 at Leesburg, Va. Mrs. Groover 
was employed by the department of 
public assistance in Williamsport. 
Following his graduation from Buck- 
nell, Mr. Groover secured a position 
as an engineer with the Bethlehem 
Steel Company at Lebanon. 

1939 At an August wedding in Jen- 
kintown, Pa., Doris Weston, X- 

41, a member of Alpha Chi Omega 
sorority, was married to Donald P. 
West, Kappa Sigma. Among the 
guests were 120 Bucknellians. Mr. and 
Mrs. West are living at 7601 Ogontz 
Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 


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informing the reader, the style of the 
book is such that it also entertains. 

The Mountain Road by Henry 
Sprague, '97. Hollywood, Florida. 

In this short collection of poems the 
author conveys to his reader the fact 
that he has found through the small 
tasks of life the path to God. A life 
of service to man is the goal which 
he sets for himself. 
"God manifests Himself within 
The hearts of those who yearn 

The Spirit of the Christ to win, 
His way of life to learn." 

Wings Over the Andes by Lewis 
E. Theiss, '02. W. A. Wilde Company, 
Boston, 1939. 

The latest Ginger Hale story lives 
up to its predecessors by being a good 
adventure yarn in addition to being 
educational, a combination which is 
seldom found. Descriptions of the 
places Ginger sees as he "ferries" an 
empty plane from Seattle, Washing- 
ton, to Rio de Janerio, Brazil, and the 
accurate use of aviation details fur- 
nish information to the reader in a 
pleasing, sugar-coated form. 


1858 Mrs. E. O. Stevens, the former 
Harriet C. Mason, is living at 
the Hampton Institute, Hampton Vir- 
ginia. Mrs. Stevens, who is Bucknell's 
oldest living graduate, was formerly a 
missionary to Burma, India. 
1873 One of the oldest known exist- 
ing copies of the Lewisburg 
Journal was uncovered last fall by 
William C. Walls, veteran Lewisburg 
banker, who found it stored away with 
a number of other old possessions. 
The copy is dated Saturday, September 
15, 1832, the time when the paper was 
being published by its founder, Daniel 

1876 D. J. Dushane has changed his 
address to 208 South 28th Ave- 
nue, Yakima, Washington. 
1878 Mrs. D. E. W. Spratt, the 
former Dora E. Watrous, is now 
living at Conway Road, R. F. D. 6, 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

1889 The new address of Mrs. Kath- 
arine F. Noll, the former Kath- 
arine Follmer, is 1316 New Hampshire 
Avenue, N. W., Apt. 26, Washington, 
D. C. 

1890 Mrs. Eveline Gundy of Lewis- 
burg, the former Eveline Stan- 
ton, fractured her right leg in De- 
cember when she fell in her home. A 
few days after Christmas she was con- 
sidered sufficiently improved to be dis- 
charged from the Evangelical Hospital 
where she had been taken for treat- 

1892 Robert Ripley, noted cartoonist, 
recently featured Dr. A. Wyant 
in one of his cartoons when it was 
found that he had played in 98 foot- 
ball games while in school and never 
missed a moment of play. Dr. Wyant 
holds six different earned degrees and 
one honorary degree, and is now a suc- 
cessful practicing physician in Chi- 

1895 Rev. Herbert M. Pease has 
moved from Cooperstown, N. Y., 

to New Milford, Pa. 

860 Lindbergh Drive, N. E., At- 
lanta, Georgia, is the new address of 
Mr. Andrew G. Loomis. 

1896 "We make assets of liabilities," 
Dr. Mary Wolfe, superintendent 

of the Laurelton State Village, told 
members of the Mifflinburg Twentieth 
Century Club at its November meet- 
ing. Speaking about her work at the 
Laurelton Village, she pointed out the 
fact that the training and system of 
parole in force made it possible to re- 
habilitate many of the girls sent to 
the institution. 

The practice of helping college foot- 
ball players pay their bills received 
judicial indorsement when Federal 
Judge Albert W. Johnson, in a congra- 
tulatory letter to Carl Snavely, praised 
the system of subsidization as being a 
boon to "many poor boys." In writing 
to the coach of the unbeaten Cornell 
team, the jurist said, "You have 
reached the top but in so doing you 
have helped hundreds and thousands 

of others to reach the top with you." 
Judge Johnson stated that he was tak- 
ing this opportunity to express his ap- 
preciation of the value of college foot- 
ball: to the players, to the college, to 
the public, and to the state. 

1897 On November 13 and 14, Dean 
R. H. Rivenburg represented 

Bucknell at the Fiftieth anniversary 
celebration of the founding of Barnard 
College, Columbia University. 

1898 After 36 and three-quarters 
years of faithful service, Eu- 
gene E. Kerstetter, oldest veteran of 
the Lewisburg Post Office, retired 
from active service early in December. 
Having entered the service at the 
time mail deliveries were inaugurated 
by the post office, he had served con- 
sistently ever since. 

Mr. Kerstetter was the guest of 
honor at a banquet given him by his 
associates in the post office the evening 
before his retirement, at which time 
they presented him with a portable 
radio. Prior to entering the postal 
service, Kerstetter taught school for 
six years and at one time served as 
the principal of the Lewisburg West 
Ward School. 

James B. Martin is now living at 
4213 Brush Hill Road, Nashville, Ten- 

1900 Mrs. S. Calvin Smith, the 
former Louise Warriner, has 
moved to 64 S. Main Street, Montrose, 

The address of Dr. Carl H. Senn is 
443 Market Street, Williamsport, Pa. 

Dr. George W. Alexander has moved 
to 2907 Brighton Street, Baltimore, 

1902 Mary T. Wylie is principal of 
Oliver Street and South Street 

Schools in Newark, N. J. 

The social studies group of the Sus- 
quehanna Branch of the American As- 
sociation of University Women were 
invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Burrowes of McEwensville to 
see and study their collection of colo- 
nial and early-American furnishings. 
Mrs. Burrowes is the former Helen W. 

1903 Dr. H. K. Williams' address is 
545 E. Leverington Avenue, 

Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa. 

1904 A gift of 152 volumes to the 
University library was an- 
nounced recently by Harold Hayden, 
librarian. The books, which cover a 
variety of fields, were donated by 
Louis W. Robey of Philadelphia, 
former trustee and now a member of 
the newly-created organization, 
Friends of the Bucknell Library. 

Edith S. McNinch is a teacher in the 
Pittsburgh public schools and lives at 
3636 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Promotion of the new National Pro- 
fessional Indoor Baseball League is 
the current active interest in the life 
of "Moose" McCormick, former Uni- 
versity athlete and major league scout. 
Tris Speaker is president of the league 

which has entries in most of the large 
cities along the Atlantic coast. 

Mrs. Charles M. Showalter, nee 
Minnie L. Fessenden, has changed her 
address to the Laurelton State Village, 
Laurelton, Pa. 

1905 A new address for Norman E. 
Henry is 740 S. Negley Avenue, 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1906 Several weeks ago a testi- 
monial dinner was held in honor 

of Dr. Carl Millward by the Men's 
Bible Class of Trinity Lutheran 
Church of Milton. Mr. Millward had 
taught the class for twelve years. 
Supper was served by the Ladies Aid 
and Dr. Millward was presented with 
a topcoat. 

Dr. Millward, who is superintendent 
of the Milton Public Schools, and who 
for many years has been an active 
leader in Boy Scout activities, was 
elected president of the Susquehanna 
Valley Area Council at its 13th an- 
nual dinner meeting. Dr. Lewis E. 
Theiss, '02, president of the council 
for many years declined reelection 
and was made honorary president in 
charge of publicity. 

Mr. William T. Coverdale has moved 
to North Girard, Pa. 

The address of Clyde T. Kiess is 57 
Catawissa Avenue, Sunbury, Pa. 

1908 John B. Boyer, assistant super- 
intendent of Northumberland 

County Schools, was again appointed 
Northumberland County and North- 
eastern District leader of the Penn- 
sylvania Forensic and Music League. 
A pioneer in the promotion of the 
league, Mr. Boyer has worked so that 
the county and district have become 
one of the most active in the state. 
The 1940 county contests will be held 
the latter part of March, and the dis- 
trict events the beginning of April. 

An innovation in this year's presen- 
tation of the Messiah was the appear- 
ance of an orchestra composed entirely 
of Bucknell students and directed by 
Paul G. Stolz. In previous years it 
had been necessary to import a small 
organization of professional talent to 
assist in the execution of the orches- 
tral part of the score. 

Elmer K. Bolton, chemical director, 
E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., 
has been elected Director -at-Large of 
the American Chemical Society for 
the period 1940 to 1943. 

1909 A discussion on teacher reading 
approach was lead by Charles 

E. Hilbish, Northumberland County 
Superintendent of Schools, at a meet- 
ing of the County Superintendents of 
Northeastern Pennsylvania in Scran- 
ton last December. 

Marguerite Watrous is the sample 
superintendent at the Pond's Extract 
Co., in Clinton, Conn. 

1910 Mrs. Palmer Martin Way, nee 
Sara Ray, who lives at 2400 

Atlantic Avenue, North Wildwood, N. 
J., has been president of the local 
board of Education for 12 years and a 

member of the board for 16 years. 
Mr. Way has been Common Pleas 
Judge for Cape May County since 

A new address for Frank S. Eakeley, 
superintendent of the Austin public 
schools, is 198 Speedway, Austin, 

1911 In late October, word was re- 
ceived at the Alumni Office that 

a Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loveland had 
been killed in an automobile accident. 
However, Mr. Charles D. Loveland 
sent word later that both he and Mrs. 
Loveland were alive and healthy and 
that the victims were another couple, 
who are not Bucknell graduates. 

The address of W. W. Markle is 614 
Crestview Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Rev. Roy S. Daubert has moved from 
Hagerstown, Maryland, to 112 Iron 
Street, Danville, Pa. 

The address of John W. Peoples is 
24 Center Avenue, Little Falls, N. J. 

Joseph H. Kerr, Jr., has changed 
his address to 63 Prospect Street, Un- 
iontown, Pa. 

R. D. 5, Lexington, Ky., is the ad- 
dress of Paul R. Shields. 

James Tyson of Philadelphia was 
elected president of the Father's As- 
sociation at the business meeting of 
that group on November 4th, Buck- 
nelPs ninth Annual Fathers' Day. 
Other officers who were elected are 
Eugene VanWhy, '09, vice-president; 
Charles A. Fryling, '13, secretary; and 
Robert Eyler of Pittsburgh, treasurer. 

High points of the day included 
Bucknell's football victory over West- 
ern Maryland University, a luncheon 
in the Hotel Lewisburger, and a Fath- 
ers' Banquet attended by 857 persons 
in the Davis Gymnasium. 

1912 Miss Alice P. Scott has changed 
her address to 307 Euclid Ave- 
nue, Elmira, N. Y. 

813 Mulberry Street, Berwick, Pa., 
is the new home of Mrs. Harry Biehl, 
the former Mary Ethel Noll. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Nancarrow, 
Mrs. Nancarrow is the former Ada E. 
Brooks, are now living at 712 Louisa 
Street, Williamsport, Pa. Mr. Nan- 
carrow is principal of the Williams- 
port High School. 

1913 In December, Berkeley V. Hast- 
ings was elected a trustee of 

Lodge 256, Free and Accepted Masons 
at Milton. 

1914 Governor O'Connor of Mary- 
land recently announced the ap- 
pointment of five Maryland engineers 
to serve on the State Board of Regis- 
tration for Professional Engineers and 
Land Surveyors, an agency created by 
the recent legislature. Among the five 
appointees was F. O. Schnure, Sc.B. 
1914; Sc.M. 1919, Electrical Superin- 
tendent of the Bethlehem Steel Cor- 
poration, Sparrows Point, Maryland. 
Mr. Schnure has served as president of 
the Association of Iron and Steel Elec- 
trical Engineers and has at various 
times presented papers at the annual 
meetings of this Association. He is 
also a member of the American Insti- 
tute of Electrical Engineers. 

In connection with these five ap- 
pointments, Governor O'Connor made 

the following comment: "In order that 
this law may be properly administered, 
it is necessary that the personnel of 
the board be of the highest. With 
this in view, I have taken considerable 
time to delve into the engineering and 
general experience of the various 

Mr. Schnure is also a member of the 
Committee of Visiting Engineers at 
Bucknell and has two sons attending 
college at present — Robert Bunnell 
Schnure, '40, and Frederick Oscar 
Schnure, Jr., '42. 

A description of the ideal garden 
flower features an article by Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Eyster which appeared in two 
parts in recent issues of Science 
Leaflet, a weekly publication for the 
popularization of science. The article 
entitled "Creating New Varieties of 
Flowering Plants," listed among the 
characteristics of the ideal garden 
flower the following qualities: it must 
be free from all diseases; it must be 
adaptive to all sorts of conditions and 
treatments; and it must appeal fav- 
orably to the organs of touch, smell, 
and sight. According to Dr. Eyster, 
the flower which at the present time 
most nearly meets all these qualifica- 
tions is the marigold. 

Captain Thomas E. Moore has 
changed his address to Fort H. G. 
Wright, Fishers Island, N. Y. 

Recognition for his research on the 
sanitary aspects of paper food con- 
tainers has been received by Dr. J. W. 
Rice in an invitation to become a mem- 
ber of a sub-committee of the Ameri- 
can Public Health Association con- 
cerned with Sanitation of Paper and 
Paper Food Containers. Dr. Rice re- 
ceived his invitation from Dr. F. W. 
Tanner, head of the department of 
bacteriology at the University of Illi- 
nois and chairman of the paper sani- 
tation sub-committee. 

Last summer Dr. Rice worked at 
the New York State Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station on the Bacterial 
Population of Paper Milk Containers 
in Relation to the Moisture Proofing 

Dr. Raymond T. Francis has moved 
from Northampton, Mass., to 1501 
North Main Street, Santa Ana, Calif. 

1915 Gilbert J. Meredith is working 
for the Underwood Elliott 

Fisher Co., 1 Park Avenue, New York 
City and lives at 786 Brighton Ave- 
nue, New Brighton, S. I., N. Y. 

Mr. Frank P. Cruikshank may be 
addressed in care of the A. and P. Tea 
Co., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Peter Grimm and the child, leading 
characters in the latest play presented 
by the Lewisburg Theatre Guild, were 
portrayed by George Irland and his 
son William. 

Mr. H. Stuart Brownell gives his 
occupation as manufacturers agent; 
his address is 833 Market Street, Wil- 
liamsport, Pa. 

721 North Walnut Street, West 
Chester, Pa., is the latest address of 
John H. Speer. 

1916 The First Baptist Church of 
Collingswood, N. J. observed its 

Fiftieth Anniversary by having a spe- 

cial week-long celebration beginning 
with services on Sunday, October 1, 
at which time President Marts was 
the speaker. The pastor of the church 
is Rev. Eric Oesterle and the pastor's 
wife is the former Helen Griffith Ott. 
Bucknell graduates are active in the 
church, two of them being Arthur 
Lofft, '17, superintendent of the Sun- 
day school, and Ruth Wiggins, '30, 
soloist in the choir. 

Mrs. John W. Ford, the former Fay 
M. Schoch, is living at 2701 Crosby 
Avenue, Dormont, Pa. 

According to the latest reports, 
Cyrus B. Follmer, American vice- 
counsul at Berlin is remaining in that 
city despite the war. Mrs. Follmer 
and their two children, Cyrus and 
Hester Louise, left the war zone in 
September and went to the American 
Embassy at Oslo, Norway. 

Mr. Harold E. Smith is now living 
at 11520 Clematis Blvd., Wilkinsburg, 

1917 Raleigh M. Felton of South Bos- 
ton, Virginia, was the president 

of the Tobacco Festival held in Sep- 
tember. The queen, Miss May Post- 
pical, was entertained at the Virginia 
home of Mrs. Charles P. Vaughan, 
widow of Bucknell's late trustee. 

The new address of Mrs. Hurley M. 
Young, the former Lora E. McQuay, 
is 4625 Broadale Road, Cleveland, O. 

Mr. Grover C. Poust has moved from 
Iowa and may be addressed in care of 
Holland Furnace Co., 425 North Sixth 
St., Kansas City, Kansas. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Abbott are now 
living at 6 S. Broad St., Glassboro, 
New Jersey. 

Forrest G. Walter of Milton re- 
cently had added to his list of more 
than 700 numbers published by the 
Tullar-Meredith and Lorenz Com- 
panies a new Christmas pageant, 
"Bells of Peace," and a Christmas 
Cantata pageant, "Come Ye to Beth- 
lehem." Mr. Walter also contributed 
an anthem, "Hail, Christmas," to the 
Christmas number of the monthly 
magazine, The Volunteer Choir. 

1918 At a meeting of the Milton 
Democratic Women in Decem- 
ber, Miss Emma Strine was elected 
second vice-president. 

Herbert C. Grice, a teller in the 
Lewisburg Trust and Safe De- 
posit Company, has enrolled in the 
annual study course conducted by the 
Sunbury Chapter of the American In- 
stitute of Banking. Dr. E. G. Corne- 
lius, assistant professor of Economics 
at Bucknell, is one of the instructors. 

The address of Mrs. M. Reed Nich- 
ols, the former Martha E. Wettlaufer, 
is 150 Hudson Avenue, Roosevelt, L. 
L., N. Y. 

Dr. John S. Gold, associate professor 
of mathematics and astronomy, and 
Mrs. Gold recently returned from a 
trip to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana, and Pensacola, Florida. In 
his capacity as secretary-treasurer of 
Pi Mu Epsilon, national honorary 
mathematics fraternity, Dr. Gold vis- 
ited the campus of Louisiana State 
University and took part in installa- 
tion ceremonies which created the 

thirty-eighth national chapter of the 

R. E. Boyer's address is now 908 
Wabash Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

A veteran of 21 years in cockpits 
of all types is Captain Ralph Dodson 
of American Airline, who flies between 
Newark and Chicago. He has more 
than 11,000 hours in the air. It was 
at Bucknell in 1918 that the flying bug 
bit him, and he left school to enter a 
flying school at Marshall, Mo., where 
he was instructed by Benny Howard, 
now famous as a pilot, designer and 

Mr. Lawrence J. Kraus has changed 
his address to P. 0. Box 569, Ellwood 
City, Pa. 

1919 DeWitt K. Botts has changed 
his address to 223 Vine Street, 

Milton, Pa. 

Professor E. E. Aubrey of the Di- 
vinity School of the University of Chi- 
cago was appointed president of the 
American Theological Society (Mid- 
western Branch) for 1939-40. He is 
also collaborator in the international 
study program of the World Council 
of Churches. 

1920 Julius F. Seebach, Jr., has been 
appointed vice-president of 

WOR in addition to his position as 
program manager. This is the fif- 
teenth year for Seebach in radio work, 
the New York Alumni president hav- 
ing begun his career as an announcer 
for WOR in November 1925. Since 
then he has served as Assistant Pro- 
gram Director for WOR; Continuity 
Writer, Production Manager, Program 
Director, and Director of Program 
Operations for the Columbia Broad- 
casting System; and Director of Pro- 
gram Operations for WOR. 

A new address for Henry L. D. 
Moore is 352 Lake George Avenue, 
Ticonderoga, New York. 

Harry L. Nancarrow, former super- 
intendent of passenger transportation 
of the Eastern Region of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad, was recently pro- 
moted to superintendent of the Pitts- 
burgh Division, with headquarters at 

Mr. Nancarrow was born in Jersey 
Shore in 1897 and was graduated from 
Bucknell with a degree in mechanical 
engineering. Mrs. Nancarrow is the 
former Marjorie McCoy, '21. 

A pilot's license was granted in No- 
vember to Dr. Lester P. Fowle, physi- 
cian at the University, after he had 
passed an examination given by a 
representative of the Department of 
Aeronautics. Dr. Fowle started tak- 
ing flying lessons at the Montoursville 
airport in August and learned to solo 
in three months. 

The present address of C. Pearl 
Crossley is Onawa Lodge, Mountain- 
home, Pa. 

Felix Piekarski was elected Judge 
of the Municipal Court of Philadel- 
phia in last November's election. His 
brother Judge Francis Piekarski, holds 
a similar office in Allegheny county. 

Harry L. Nancarrow 

1921 Ruth Mount, who is now Mrs. 
H. J. Herrel, is living at 68-43 

Burns St.. Forest Hills, N. Y. 

At the December meeting of the 
Northeastern District Superintend- 
ents' Association which was held at 
Scranton, the principal speaker was 
Dr. Lester K. Ade, president of Mans- 
field State Teachers College and form- 
er state superintendent of public in- 
struction. Discussions at the sessions 
centered about the topics of rating the 
beginner teachers and the new rating 
cards issued by the State Department 
of Public Instruction. 

The address of Mrs. Alfred B. 
Schimmel, nee' Hilda D. Coates, has 
been changed to "Heathcote", North 
Lake, Pa. 

Professor George B. Nesline, mem- 
ber of the Sunbury High School fac- 
ulty, spoke at a recent missionary 
meeting of The First United Brethren 
Church in Sunbury. Having lately re- 
turned from a trip to the Orient, he 
described conditions there resulting 
from the war between China and 

1922 Mrs. George Willets, nee' Dor- 
othy L. Davis, lives at 55 Forest 

Avenue, Caldwell, N. J. Rev. Willets 
has accepted the pastorate of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Caldwell. 

2112 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, 
Pa. is the address of Mrs. J. Lewis 

Richard W. S heifer 

Hammitt, the former Helen L. John- 

The mailing address of George W. 
Buffington is the High School, Millers- 
town, Pa. 

Gardner M. Loughery resides at 
1024 Hill St., Ann Arbor, Mich. Hav- 
ing returned from Panama, Gardner 
is now doing graduate work at the 
University of Michigan. 
1923 Miss Constance H. Bennett, who 
has been at Saranac Lake for the past 
few years, is improving and is able 
to do light office work for a half of 
each day. Her address is 108 Main 
Street, Saranac Lake, N. Y. 

Richard K. Hutchinson has changed 
his address to 225 Allegheny St., Hol- 
lidaysburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Warren H. Stine, nee' Susanna 
K. Shultz, lives at 224 Railroad Ave., 
Muncy, Pa. 

The address of L. F. Miller is 33 
South Fifth St., Sunbury, Pa. 

Dr. Richard P. Custer's address is 
4400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. Pa. 

3814 Eastern Avenue, N. E., Wash- 
ington, D. C, is the address of Vivian 
B. Livingston. 

Hilmar Mueller, Jr., has as his mail- 
ing address Box 962, Trenton, N. J. 

Mrs. James G. Lundy, the former 
Elva B. Flanagan, is living at 1514 
Obey Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

The Carlyle, 76th and Madison, New 
York City, is the address of Reeves 
W. Hendershot. 

1923 Richard W. Sheffer, superin- 
tendent of the Wilkes-Barre 

Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
since April 1, 1939, was recently pro- 
moted to the position of superintend- 
ent of freight transportation, Eastern 
Region. His offices are at the Broad 
Street Station in Philadelphia. 

The promotion of Mr. Sheffer is in 
keeping with his rapid advance in the 
Pennsylvania ranks in recent years, 
bringing him to the central offices of 
the system. At 37 he is one of the 
younger group of higher executives 
of the company. 

A native of York, Sheffer started 
with the company in 1923 as a rod- 
man in Sunbury. In 1925 he was pro- 
moted to assistant supervisor; return- 
ed to the division as supervisor in 
1928; was made supervisor on the Pan 
Handle Division in 1933, and division 
engineer on the Middle and Pittsburgh 
Division in 1935. His next assignment 
was superintendent of the Wilkes- 
Barre Division. 

At Pittsburgh he was secretary of 
the Bucknell Alumni Association. 
While in Sunbury, he has continued 
his active interest in Bucknell acti- 
vities. He is a member of Sunbury 
Rotary, Susquehanna Valley Country 
Club, and the Sunbury Chamber of 

R. M. Swetland is living at 1512 
Grenoside Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 

1924 Dr. John E. Lenox has com- 
pleted the first year of his sec- 
ond term as a medical missionary. He 
is teaching at the Union University 
Medical School, Chengtu, West China, 
which institution is now the educa- 

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tional center of the entire nation. Dr. 
Lenox's responsibilities during these 
troublesome days include the acting 
superintendency of a hospital as well 
as other extra tasks. Japanese bombs 
have long since found the distant city 
of 500,000 people although the resi- 
dents are safer than in some Chinese 
communities because of the clouds 
which render detection from the air 
exceedingly difficult. 

Rev. Malcolm V. Mussina, PhD., was 
appointed pastor of the Watsontown 
Methodist Church. Watsontown, Pa., 
to succeed Rev. William C. Shure, '35. 
A native of Williamsport, Dr. Mussina 
received his PhD. degree following his 
graduation from Bucknell and his ser- 
vice for the Y. M. C. A. as boys' sec- 
retary at Pittsburgh and Newark, 
N. J. 

While at Drew Seminary he served 
several churches in the Newark con- 
ference, but taking over the Fairview 
charge near Montoursville, he return- 
ed to the Central Pennsylvania Con- 
ference in 1934. In 1937 Rev. Mussina 
was transferred to Mercersburg, the 
position which he held when the pres- 
ent change was made. 

Mrs. Luther M. Bingaman, the form- 
er Evelyn Weidensaul, has as her ad- 
dress 1411 E. Barringer St., Mt. Airy, 
Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Bingaman, who 
is a science instructor in Springfield 
Township High School, Chestnut Hill, 
Pa., received his M.A. from Bucknell 
in 1933. They have one child, a boy 
named Luther Lawrence, who was 
born on January 25, 1938. 

According to Max Reed, assistant 
football coach at Cornell University, 
blocking and pulling out of the line 
to lead interference are the hardest 
things to teach line men. This infor- 
mation was offered one evening while 
he was the guest of honor at a friendly 
"bull session" which took place at a 
meeting of the Sunbury Football Club. 
Reed followed Carl Snavely as an as- 
sistant coach from Bucknell to North 
Carolina and then to Cornell. 

Earl K. Carpenter has changed his 
address to 157 Orchard St., Cranston, 
R. I. 

After teaching school in Paulsboro, 
N. J., for several years, Milton E. 
Trainer has been forced to move to 
Florida because of poor health. How- 
ever, his mailing address is still Pauls- 
boro, N. J. 

Mr. George D. Knight's address is 
855 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, N. J. 
Mrs. Leigh Morrill, the former Eliza- 
beth Middleton, is living at 106 E. Del- 
aware Avenue, Pennington, N. J. 

1925 Attorney Albert W. Johnson, 
Jr., was elected president of the 
Williamsport Kiwanis Club for the 
coming year. 

Two Bucknellians were newcomers 
to the Bloomsburg State Teachers Col- 
lege staff when that school opened last 
fall. M. Beatrice Mettler from Elys- 
burg was named college nurse, and 
Mary A. Allen, who received an M.A. 
from Bucknell in 1939, was made an 
instructor in business education. 

Miss Mettler is a graduate of Buck- 
nell and of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 
Baltimore. After doing graduate work 
at the University of Chicago, she was 
engaged by the Department of Public 
Assistance in the Sunbury offices. 
Following her work in Sunbury, she 
was instructress of nurses at the 
Bloomsburg Hospital, the position she 
resigned in order to accept her duties 
at the college. 

At a meeting of the Sixth District 
of the Pennsylvania Dental Associa- 
tion which was held at the Robert 
Packer Hospital in Sayre, Dr. E. C. 
Hassenplug of Milton was named as 
one of the two delegates to be sent to 
the state convention which will be held 
in Erie next June. 

Professor Blanchard Gummo was 
honored by being invited to spend last 
summer painting at the well known 
art center at Yaddow, N. Y. Paint- 
ings by Professor Gummo are being 
seen in many exhibitions — among 
them, the Annual Exhibition of the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at 
Philadelphia, the Annual Show of the 
Walker Gallery in New York, the An- 
nual New Year Exhibition of the But- 
ler Art Institute in Youngstown, O., 
the Tercentenary Exhibition at Guild- 
ford. Conn, and the Annual Exhibition 
of the Smith Art Gallery at Spring- 
field, Mass. 

W. A. Stevens is the co-author of 
an article in the October issue of the 
Bell System Technical Journal pub- 
lished by the Bell Telephone Company. 
The title of the article is "Experience 
in Applying Carrier Telephone Sys- 
tems to Toll Cables." Mr. Stevens 
was employed by the New York Tele- 
phone Company in the engineering de- 
partment from his graduation until 
1928 when he was transferred to the 
American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, department of operation and 
engineering, which position he now 

Louise E. Barnes, who is now Mrs. 
George W. Standem, lives at 476 Co- 
lumbia Avenue, Palmerton. Pa. 

319 South Fourth St.. Gadsden. Ala., 
is the address of Thomas B. Mills. 

The address of Robert J. Clineer- 
man has been changed to 2002-E Hun- 
newell Street, Honolulu, T. H. 

Mrs. J. Ernest Hartz. the former 
Helen J. Hower, lives at 839 North 
Buchanan Street, Arlington, Va. 

1926 George E. Hurteau. Jr , may be 

addressed care of South Caro- 
lina State Highwav Patrol, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Albert S. Drake lives at 389 Service 
Avenue, Sharon, Pa. 

Red Bird Mission, Beverly. Ken- 
tuckv, is the mailing address of Lelia 
E. Bower. 

The address of William C. Vickroy 
is 83-05 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, 
New York. 

Eugene D. Carstater is Director of 
Vocational Education for the Depart- 
ment of Education in St. Paul, Minn. 

Head of the Theoretical Department 
in the School of Nursing at the Rhode 
Island Hospital, Mary G. Sanders lives 

at 56 Lockwood Street, Providence, 
R. I. 

At the December meeting of the 
trustees of the Laurelton State Vil- 
lage, Dr. Anna O. Stephens of Maus- 
dale was elected to fill the vacancy 
created by the resignation of Dr. Ruth 
E. Duffy. Following her graduation 
from Bucknell, Dr. Stephens received 
her degree from the Women's Medical 
College in Philadelphia. She served 
her internship at the Geisinger Hos- 
pital and took special work at Penn- 
sylvania State College. 

Harold L. Fortner lives' at Seaford, 

1927 Having expected to go to 
France with a "poste d'assist- 
ant" under the Institute of Interna- 
tional Education Margarida Reno had 
to change her plans at the outbreak 
of hostilities. She was elected to 
teach French and English in the Corry 
High School, Corry, Pa. 

A. Henry Riesmeyer's address is 
1620 Orchard Avenue, Arnold, Pa. 

1341 Clermont Street, Denver, Colo., 
is the address of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin 
S. Heiser. Jr. Mrs. Heiser is the 
former Edythe W. Bond, '28. 

Mrs. Edgar L. Burtis, the former 
Eleanor Ballentine, resides at Apt. 39, 
2114 N Street, N. W„ Washington, 
D. C. 

Assistant Superintendent of Tioga 
County Schools, Walter W. Swimley 
has as his address Knoxville, Pa. 

145 South Church Street, Mt. Pleas- 
ant, Pa., is Haroli F. Webber's ad- 

The address of Upton S. Angle is 
Lebanon High School. Lebanon, Pa. 

Fairfax Hotel, Oakland Station, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., is the mailing address 
of Jane E Shrum. 

The address of D. Aldus Fogelsang- 
er is 512 Wyckoff Road, Ithaca, N. Y. 
The Rev. Paul G. Webster has ac- 
cepted a call to the Richfield Baptist 
Church of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. 
Webster is a graduate of the Colgate- 
Rochester Divinity School, and was 
formerly Director of Christian Educa- 
tion at the First Baptist Church of 
Dayton, O. His address is 7205 Lyn- 
dale Ave., South, Minneapolis Minn. 

1928 The installation of the boule- 
vard lighting system extending 
from the Sigma Chi House out to the 
gymnasium and then on over to the 
stadium entrance is now completed- 
This work has been made possible by 
the Class of 1928, and is their me- 
morial to the University. Now Pro- 
fessor Burpee has his staff working on 
the landscaping so that the rest of the 
surroundings will live up to the at- 
tractiveness of the lights. 

Having moved from Washington, D. 
C, the address of Rev. Frank E. Johns- 
ton. Jr., is the First Baptist Church 
Middletown, O. 

J. Claire Gift's address is 423 West- 
field Avenue, Westfield, N. J. 

"Today. 447 years after Columbus 
discovered America. America is redis- 
covering herself." declared Harry H. 
Pierson of the U. S. Department of 
State, in a chapel address at Buck- 
nell last fall. 

"America at last is coming to realize 
that her component parts have a com- 
mon history and a common destiny," 
he explained. Mr. Pierson described 
the State Department's newly-created 
Division of Cultural Relations, de- 
signed to direct a coordinated plan of 
activity in this country for the 
strengthening of international, intel- 
lectual, and cultural ties especially 
with our South American neighbors. 

23 Shaw Avenue, Lewistown. Pa., is 
the address of Dr. M. S. Cargill. 

A son, Paul Eugene, was born on 
September 8, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Eugene E. Noble of 68 Montague St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Noble was form- 
erly Bernice Koerber of Cleveland, O. 

At a recent meeting of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Board of the 
Irving Trust Company of New York 
City, H. Montgomery Marsh, Jr., was 
elected Assistant Secretary of the Com- 
pany. The Irving Trust Co. is one of 
the country's largest banks. 

Mr. Marsh, who is treasurer of the 
New York Branch of the Bucknell 
Metropolitan Alumni Association, lives 
at 112 Beekman Terrace, Summit, N. 

S. Cober Braucher recently began 
his duties as Deputy Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the 
youngest man ever appointed to that 

After graduating from Bucknell, 
Braucher attended the Law School of 
George Washington University. For 
three years he was a law clerk in the 
office of Ex-Judge John A. Berkey of 
Somerset, and for three and a half 
years he was the assistant in the office 
of the District Attorney of Somerset 
County. Braucher is a member of sev- 
eral State Courts, all Federal Courts, 
and last winter was admitted to prac- 
tice before the Supreme Court of the 
United States. 

Active in politics since his gradua- 
tion, Mr. Braucher has served as 
chairman of many Republican com- 

1929 519 Dudley Street, Dunmore, 
Pa., is the address of Katharine 
S. Heldt. 

Dr. John R. Fox is a representative 
of the third generation of his family 
who have practiced dentistry in Cata- 
wissa, Pa. He has joined his father, 
Dr. John C. Fox, who in turn had 
joined his father, Dr. James T. Fox, 
the first in the line. 

At a meeting of the Mifflinburg 
Public Library Association, Kenneth 
Bidlack was re-elected trustee. 

DeWitt N. Rosendale's address is 
910 Summit Avenue, New York City. 

An owner of service stations, Louis 
Wisa, Jr., lives at 970 Gayley Avenue, 
Westwood Village, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Charles W. Kalp of Lewisburg 
was elected chairman of the Union 
County chapter of the National 
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at 
an organization meeting of the ex- 
ecutive committee held in December. 

621 Hazel Avenue, Ellwood City, 
Pa., is the address of Mrs. Paul B. 
Stoops, the former Alice C. Wagner. 

S. Cober Braucher 

Mrs. Herbert W. Kelly, nee' Mary 
B. Tyler, lives at 111 Withers Drive, 
Youngstown, O. 

The Lewisburg Junior Civic League 
was honored as the outstanding junior 
club in the state for the year 1939 in 
the November issue of the Pennsylva- 
nia Clubwoman. Each year the maga- 
zine selects a club for this distinction. 
The president of the winning league 
is Miss Thelma J. Showalter. 

Linden Hall Jr. College, Lititz, Pa., 
is the address of Mildred J. Headings. 

A son, Bruce Wallace, was born on 
May 20, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Wal- 
lace Wilkinson, 53 High Street, Sum- 
mit, N. J. Mrs. Wilkinson was form- 
erly Helen Goddard Steinhilper. 
1930 Rev. William M. Kepler has 
moved from Elmora to Houtz- 
dale, Pa. 

The address of Lorraine M. Flynn is 
2143 Fourth St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Shiremanstown, Pa., is the new ad- 
dress of Mrs. Cares Keyser, the former 
Edith B. Stocker. 

The address of Elwood C. Haddock 
is 1680 N. W. 22 Ct., Miami, Fla. 

John L. McNally may be addressed 
in care of Personal Finance, East 
Liberty, Pa. 


The Pittsburgh Alumni Association 
of Bucknell University held a fall 
picnic on October 1st at Mare Dell. 

Those Bucknellians who were present 
with their families and guests are as 
follows: George Jones, '23; Dr. David 
W. Morgan, '24; Andy Mathieson, 
'20; Jim Pangburn, '20; J. Norman 
Davies, '26; Boyd Newcomb, '18; Jeff 
Miers, '26; Thomas Hedge, '19; N. I. 
Craig, '15; Dr. Donald A. Fusia, '17; 
George Henggi, '26; Harry Hunter, 
'28; Clyde Bailey, '29; Dr. Maurice 
Goldsmith, '06; Dom Mare, '27; Wes- 
ley Wolffe, '11; and Eddie Myers, '34. 
George Jones, '23, 


1931 The address of Dorothy Berlin 
is 20 Second Street, Slatington, 

George K. Stout was a supervisor 
at the Bell Telephone Exhibit, New 
York World's Fair last summer. Ver- 
satility characterized Mr. Stout's 
World of Tomorrow assignments, 
which varied from taking charge of 
the long distance telephone calls dem- 
onstration to guiding the conversation 
of Pedro the Voder, the machine that 
talks. Mr. Stout is an employee of 
the New York Telephone Company. 

Director of copy for McCann-Erick- 
son, Inc., an advertising agency in 
Cleveland, O., is the position held by 
Ralph B. Koser. His mailing address 
is McCann-Erickson. Inc., 1300 Guard- 
ian Building, Cleveland, O. 

Charles W. Frampton, who is an 
attorney-at-law has as his mailing ad- 
dress 1818 W. Tioga Street, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

A life-underwriter, Mrs. William 
Heiko VanLengen, the former Grace 
D. Mathewson, resides at 218 Mel- 
bourne Avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Kenneth B. Andrus has moved to 138 
William Street, Corning, N. Y. 

Janet E. Murphy, who is now Mrs. 
Lewis C. Dayton, is living at 1828 
West Market Street, York, Pa. 

A member of the general sales de- 
partment, in the Western Massachu- 
setts and Vermont district, Newpher W. 
Egge, is associated with the Ingersoll- 
Rand Co. His business address is 
Ingersoll-Rand Co., 285 Columbus 
Avenue, Boston, Mass., and he is living 
at 10 Federal Court, Apt. 2R, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Frederick Yust who 
live at 117-01 Park Lane South, Kew 
Gardens, N. Y., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Rinda, last April 
27th. Mrs. Yust is the former Mary 

Mrs. Harry Bernstein, the former 
Evelyn D. Stoler, resigned her position 
as a teacher in the Sunbury Junior 
High School so that she could join 
her husband who is an attorney in 
Plainfleld, N. J. Mrs. Bernstein had 
been a member of the Sunbury school 
faculty for the past eight years. Their 
mailing address is now 119 Watchung 
Avenue, Plainfleld, N. J. 

Bertha Sue Gramm, A.M. 31, retired 
as head of the Junior-Senior High 
School English department, Princeton, 
N. J. in the summer of 1939 after 39 
years of service as a teacher. She 
now lives at 245 W. Market Street, 
Marietta, Pa. 

1932 The address of H. Victor Rem- 
ington is 255 West Henry St., 
Elmira, N. Y. 

2903 Dunbrin Road. Apt. A.. Dun- 
dalk. Md., is the address of George 

Henry G. P. Coates was elected may- 
or of Allentown, N. J. on the Republi- 
can ticket in last November's election. 

Moving from Chester, Dr. Marvin 
G. Shipps now resides at 9 Bartol 
Avenue, Ridley Park, Pa. 

Roger G. Stillman's address is 5623 
Angora Terrace, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clark Hinkle, former Bucknell grid 
great, who has played fullback for the 
past eight years with the Green Bay 
Packers, has been named fullback on 
the second allstar professional grid 
team. Selected as the league's lead- 
ing fullback for three consecutive 
years he had to yield the first string 
position to Bill Osmanski of Chicago 
this year. 

350 Garfisld Avenue, Trenton, N. J., 
is the address of Nicholas M. LaFer- 

The address of Margaret Cunning- 
ham is 14' State Street, Vineland, N. J. 

After coaching at Mauch Chunk for 
the past six years, Anthony Mezza of 
Nesquehoning, former football star at 
Bucknell, was elected coach at Ash- 
land High School for the present 
school year. 

1933 A paper which he had written 
on heart disease was presented 
by Dr J. Guy Smith of Sunbury at the 
December meeting of the Northum- 
berland County Medical Society. 

Giles D. Helps has moved from Phil- 
adelphia to 3002 Market Street, Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

Samuel W. Bernstein is now Assist- 
ant Corporation Counsel of Bingham- 
ton, N. Y., having been appointed on 
September 1, 1939. He and Laura 
Goldstein, '34, were married in 1935 
and have a daughter named Ronnie 
Elaine who is one and one-half years 
old. Mr. and Mrs. Bernstein are liv- 
ing at 74 Park Avenue, Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

A Staff nurse for the Henry Street 
Settlement Visiting Nurse Service in 
New York City, Mabel Lesher's new 
address is 232 East 79th Street, New 
York City. 

The main speaker at a banquet for 
the Lewistown High School football 
team which was held Januai'y 24, was 
Carl Snavely, Cornell University 

The address of George H. Heinisch, 
Jr , is 52 Delaware Avenue, Penns 
Grove, N. J. 

Moving from Rochester. N. Y., Dr. 
Frank F. Becker now lives at 298 Dia- 
mond Bridge Avenue, Hawthorne, N. J. 

The new address of Kenneth J. E. 
Lontz. is 609 North Newlin Avenue, 
Whittier, Cal. 

Mrs. Claude G. Schmitt, the former 
Margaret E Comely, resides at 769 
Penfield Road, Rochester, N. Y. 

938 Park Avenue, Williamsport, Pa., 
is the address for Hugh L. Marshall, 

William C. Gerken is with the Legal 
Department of the Home Insurance 
Co. in New York City. He is asso- 
ciated with the general counsel and 
handling of subrogation cases for the 

1934 Dr. Tilman H. Foust, who com- 
ple + ed a year's internship at 
the Geisinger Hospital in July, was 
appointed a resident physician in the 
roentgenological department at the 

On September 12 a daughter, Phyllis 
Ann Ihrig, was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Philip H. Ihrig of Saltsburg. Mrs. 
Ihrig is the former Virginia Shupe. 

36 Fort Hill Terrace, Rochester, N. 
Y. is the address of Bruce B. Jacobs. 

Rev. William Hallbauer is now 1 ving 
at 85 East Houston Street, Montgom- 
ery, Pa. 

After completing his senior intern- 
ship work at the Robert Packer Hos- 
pital in Sayre, Dr. Neil F. Dunkle es- 
tablished an office of his own in Jersey 
Shore last September. A graduate of 
Temple University Medical School, Dr. 
Dunkle served his junior internship in 
the New York State Hospital at Ray- 

Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Benson have 
announced the birth of a daughter 
Sara Winslow, on August 7, 1939. 
Mrs. Benson is the former Mary Ellen 
Noll; her address is 2631 College Ave., 
Berkeley, Cal. 

607 Glenwood Avenue, Williams- 
port , Pa., is the residence of Mr. and 
Mrs. A. F. Beighley; Mrs. Beighley is 
the former Julia Hoffman, '33. Em- 
ployed by the Bethlehem Steel Com- 
pany in Williamsport, Mr. Beighley 
lists his type of work as wire rope 
engineering. They have one daughter, 
Frances Ann, who was bom on Decem- 
ber 28, 1936. 

Having graduated from George 
Washington University law school in 
June and passed the Maryland Bar ex- 
aminations, T. Aubrey Kemp is now 
practicing law at 122 West Washing- 
ton Street, Hagerstown, Md. 

A member of the Technical Depart- 
ment of Calco Chemical Co., Inc., at 
Bound Brook, N. J., Isabella Alrich 
lives at 314 Central Avenue, Plain- 
field, N. J. 

Dr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Bush of 
Danville have announced the birth of 
a daughter early in December. Mrs. 
Bush is the former Jean B. Hill. Their 
address is 20 West Market St., Dan- 
ville, Pa. 

W. J. Dinsmore has changed his 
mailing address to General Delivery, 
Muskogee, Okla. 

1935 Mary E. Arner of West Milton 
was elected teacher in the third 
and fourth grades of the Montandon 
public schools at the December meet- 
ing of the West Chillisquaque Town- 
ship Board of Education. After grad- 
uation from Bucknell and Muhlenberg 
summer school, Miss Arner taught at 

The address of Bernard A. Schwarz 

is 5692 Hudson Boulevard, North Ber- 
gen, N. J. 

Mrs. Clifford H. Murphy, the former 
Elisabeth Hylbert, is now living at 
5800 Maryland, Apt. 2, Chicago, 111. 

Leaving Bucknell after her fresh- 
man year, Helen Jane McKay attended 
Beaver College. On May 2, 1934 she 
was married to William Rowland Stin- 
son, who is president of W. R. Stinson, 
Inc.. a real estate firm in Philadelphia. 
They have one daughter, four years of 
age, and are living at 286 Childs Ave., 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 

The address of Jay K. Tressler is 
Herndon, Pa . 

On July 1 Charles Spurr began his 
student internship at the Convalescent 
Hospital for Children on Lake Ontario, 
Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Spurr is a stu- 
dent at the University of Rochester 
School of Medicine, with which the 
hospital is affiliated. Each year a 
member of the senior class of the 
university's medical school is chosen 
to serve a year's internship at the 
hospital and this year Spurr was se- 
lected to fill the position. 

1936 Samuel Fehl is attending the 
Eastern Baptist Theological 
School in Philadelphia, Pa. His ad- 
dress is 1814 South Rittenhouse 
Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Joseph F. Showers, a senior at Hah- 
nemann Medical College, Philadelphia, 
was chosen as one of the 24 members 
of his class to serve his internship at 
Hahnemann Hospital. Mr. Showers 
will begin his internship of one year 
on July 1, 1940. 

Martha Shipman has been elected a 
teacher in the departmental building 
of the Canton public schools. After 
graduating from Bucknell, she spe- 
cialized in elementary education at 
Millevsburg State Teachers College, 
and last year she taught at the I. O. 
O. F. Orphanage in Sunbury. For a 
number of years she has been active 
as an instructor at the Oppenheimer 
Pleasure Grounds. 

Box 204, Christiansted, St. Croix, 
Virgin Islands, is the address of Mrs. 
Cesar Clavell, the former Elizabeth 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Winey, Mrs. 
Winey is the former Ople B Fox, have 
changed their address to 1249 Boule- 
vard East, West New York, N. J. Mr. 
Winey is employed by the H. K. Fer- 
guson Company of Cleveland, O., as 
cost engineer of the General Foods 
Corporation Coffee Plant at Hoboken, 
N. J. 

Earl Kershner of Berwick was elect- 
ed to the principalship in the Frank- 
lin School at Feltonville. Before at- 
tending 1 Bucknell, Mr. Kershner grad- 
uated from Bloomsburg State Teach- 
ers College. 

The address of Walter F. Anderson 
is Box 482, Warrent Point, N. J. 

Virginia Shaw is teaching English 
and French in the senior high school 
at Sunbury. 

1937 The address of Mrs. Robert 
Kirby, nee' Jean Roser, has 
been changed to 199 Westchester Ave., 
Crestwood, N. Y. 

Clifford B. Howell has moved to 
297A Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, 
N. J. 

Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Freda Cramer of Wil- 
liamsport to Sidney A. Simon of Jer- 
sey Shore. Miss Cramer received her 
degree last June from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania where she was a 
member of Delta Phi Upsilon. Mr. 
Simon, a member of Sigma Alpha Mu 
social fraternity, will be graduated 
next June from Dickinson College 
School of Law. No date has been set 
for the wedding. 

A commercial teacher at Penn Hall, 
Elizabeth M. Shimer's address is Box 
33, Penn Hall, Chambersburg, Pa. 

Arthur F. Butcosk is now a chemist 
for the Southern Railway system; his 
mailing' address is 23 Cedar Street, 
Alexandria, Va. 

Pampa Junior High School, Pampa, 
Texas, is the mailing address of Bob 

The address of Edward A. Rondeau 
is 543 South Broadway, Lawrence, 

49 Broad Street. Hamilton, N. Y., 
is the address of Carol E. Rockwell. 

Robert G. Miller, third year student 
at the Cornell Law School, is a mem- 
ber of the Board of Editors and Busi- 
ness Manager of the Cornell Law 

1938 A large electric scoreboard is 
now installed in the Davis Gym- 
nasium, the gift of the class of 1938. 
The board shows at a glance the score, 
the minutes to play, and the time. 

Len Fieser lives at 266 Elm Avenue, 
Teaneck, N. J. 

Margaret Deaner accepted a posi- 
tion as nurss at the West Chester 
County Hospital, in West Chester, and 
has been on duty there since Septem- 
ber 1. Before attending Bucknell, 
Miss Deaner was graduated from the 
Geisinger Memorial Hospital in Dan- 

A student operator in the duPont 
Rayon Plant, Cel-O-Seal division, Bill 
Van Duren's address is 171 Crowley 
Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

The former editor of the Alumni 
Monthly, Robert Streeter, is now at- 
tending Graduate School at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. He can be reached 
at 1928 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, 

William E. Robertson, Jr., has 
changed his address to Denville, N. J. 

A social studies teacher in the Mun- 
cy-Muncy Creek High School, Robert 
Edwin Goss is living at 110 S. Market 
Street, Muncy, Pa. 

Harold Ake has changed his address 
to 30 Blackman Place, Bridgeport, 

The address of Irma L. Hewitt is 
120 Riverside Drive New York City. 

Charles C. Laubacher, former as- 
sistant manager of the Hotel Lewis- 
burger, is now employed by the De- 
partment of Internal Affairs at Har- 

Richard C. Oberdorf has moved to 
342 South Pine Street, York, Pa. 

1939 A control chemist for the Na- 
tional Lead Company, Titanium 

Division, South Amboy, N. J. George 
E. Easton lives at 113 Water Street, 
Perth Amboy, N. J. 

Maxine Askey's address is 15 Clare- 
mont Avenue, New York City. 

Having received a scholarship, Hel- 
en Cunliffe is working for her Master's 
degree in social problems and Christ- 
ian ethics at Oberlin College where 
she is enrolled in the school of The- 

ology. Her mailing address is 221 West 
College Street, Oberlin College, Ober- 
lin, O. 

John Y. Leiser has enrolled in the 
Temple University Medical School. 

For the first time in the history of 
the New Bloomfield High School, it 
has a commercial department; Mildred 
Clouser was elected the teacher for the 
present school year. 

A student in sales training, Barr 
Cannon is employed by Jones and 
Laughlin Steel Corporation of Pitts- 
burgh. His home address is still 368 
California Avenue, Oakmont, Pa. 

Working for his M.A. in German, 
Burleigh D. Koenemann is enrolled at 
the University of Toronto. His mail- 
ing address is Knox College, Univer- 
sity of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 

The Raybestos-Manhattan Fellow- 
ship in Chemistry at Lehigh Univer- 
sity for the 1939 school term was 
awarded to Paul T. W. Strub. 

Tommy Heaton lives at 124 Rex 
Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hoover Rhodes is working for the 
Bethlehem Steel Company in Johns- 
town, Pa. 

A daughter was born on Monday, 
January 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
T. McFate of 19 West Ridley Avenue, 
Ridley Park, Pa. 

Enrolled as a student in the law 
school of Western Reserve University, 
Roy M. Good's address is 1420 East 
31st Street, Cleveland, 0. 


Active interest in campus affairs has 
been shown by two recent decisions 
of the Father's Association announced 
by President James Tyson, '11, of Phil- 

The first is the purchase of a $50 
scholarship cup to be awarded on a 
semester basis to the men's residence 
group having the highest average. This 
cup will be one of the finest in com- 
petition on the Bucknell campus. 

The second contribution of $75 will 
be applied toward the beginning of an 
Emergency Loan Fund for students. 
Small amounts can be secured through 
the Student Counseling office for thirty 
and sixty day loans, without interest. 
From time to time, the Father's Asso- 
ciation hopes to add additional sums 
to this fund. 

The Father's Association at its Exe- 
cutive Committee meeting in Philadel- 
phia during the Christmas holidays 
reached these decisions and made many 
other plans for the work during the 
coming year. Within a short time, 
Mr. Tyson will announce these plans 
to all fathers who are interested in the 


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Under the old set-up only the me- 
chanical and civil engineering depart- 
ments were housed in the engineering 
building. Moving the other labora- 
tories will provide additional space for 
the chemistry, physics, and commerce 
and finance departments, as well as 
center all the branches of engineering 
under one roof. 

At present the chemical engineering 
laboratory is in the Chemistry Build- 
ing. Under the new set-up part of 
the basement and main floor of the 
new wing of the Engineering Building 
will be occupied by the laboratories of 
the Chemical Engineering Department. 
In addition to that space, they will 
have metallurgic, metallographic, and 
project laboratories on the top floor 
of the new wing. 

The mechanical engineering labora- 
tory and shops will be moved from the 
old wing, where they are now, to the 
new wing, with the steam and internal 
combustion laboratory in the base- 
ment and the shop on the main floor. 
The civil engineering laboratory will 
utilize some of the space which it now 
does for a new laboratory in soil analy- 
sis and a cement and concrete labora- 
tory. In the basement of the center 
section, civil engineers will have test- 
ing materials and hydraulics labora- 

The electrical engineering laboratory 
will be moved from the basement of 
East College to the old wing. The 
machinery laboratory of the electrical 
engineers will be in the basement, with 
a laboratory for communications, elec- 
tronics, and transients, and a dark 
room to be used in connection with it, 
on the main floor. A small calibration 
laboratory will also be located on the 
main floor. A lecture room with ad- 
joining preparation room, a reading 
room, offices, class room, and a room 
for short wave amateur radio will com- 
plete the set-up. 


The newest undertaking of the Sun- 
bury Bucknell Alumni Club is to hold 
a luncheon each Monday at the Hotel 
Edison in Sunbury. The meeting lasts 
from 12:15 to 1:00 and is informal 
with no solicitations or speeches; each 
person orders what he personally wants 
to eat. 

Seventeen Bucknellians were present 
at the first luncheon which was held 
on October 23 rd and since then the 
luncheons have been well attended. 


Nominations are now being re- 
ceived for the alumni trustee who 
is to be elected to the Board of 
Trustees in June. Names of nomi- 
nees should be sent to Alumni 
Trustee Nomination Committee, 
Alumni Office, before April 1st. 
Petitions are not required; en- 
dorsement in writing is considered 
a nomination. Nominations are 
open to both men and women. 


All indications are that a large num- 
ber of Bucknellians are going to re- 
turn to the campus in June for class 
reunions and the commencement week 

It is suggested that members of re- 
unioning classes respond to the notices 
from their class secretaries and assist 
in making the reunions a big success. 
The following classes will be holding 
reunions on June 8, 1940: 1870, 1875, 
1880, 1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 
1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, an