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VOL, 33-37 

SEPT. 1943- 
J U N E 1953 











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OCTOBER 23, 1948 





Lafayette College Is Bucknell's 
Opponent in Football 

Homecoming Day will be here before we know it. 
We shall have the familiar picture of Bill meeting Joe, 
whom he hasn't seen since Waldo was a puppy; the parade 
through the town; fraternity houses decorated for the 
occasion; bands marching into the stadium, led by pranc- 
ing drum majorettes, followed by the crowd reaching to 
the Lewisburger. Then the teams running onto the field 
in their bright, clean uniforms, the whistle and the stiff- 
ening of the crowd when the first play starts. 

Of course, we'll win. We always do, in our imagina- 
tion before the game. That team of ours, with the 
inspiration of the occasion, just can't lose. Well, let's 
hope so. 

But, whatever happens, it will not dull the joy of 
meeting old friends at the Bison Roundup in Davis Gym- 
nasium immediately after the game. There we'll meet 
all the folks we knew back there when. Of course, it'll 
be noisy. It always is, especially with the orchestra play- 
ing and the expressions of surprise and joy, but who'd 
want it any different? 

Then out for supper (at the Men's Dining Room on 
University Avenue), and back to the Alumni dance at 
nine o'clock in Davis Gymnasium. By midnight we 
oldsters with the arthritic tendencies will limp to our 
fraternity or hotel rooms and inject ourselves carefully 
into bed, tired but happy to have shown the kids that we 
are "just as young as ever." 

Sunday morning the sun will rise on a quiet village, 
a rooster here and there in the suburbs will call the roll 
of his henfolks, an occasional dog will stop digging for 
fleas and bark at the first citizen headed for the newsstand 
to buy his Sunday paper. All this will happen before our 
hero raises his first tired eyelid. But gradually the hang- 
over will evaporate and then breakfast and church and 
on the way home. "It can't happen here" for one more 
year, but it was worth it and we wouldn't have missed it 
for a trip to Mars. 

Alumni Fund 13 

Alumnus Gets "New Look" 22 

Articles on Alumni 

Robert K. Bell 12 

Michael L. Benedum 11 

William Devitt 21 

Ruth Sprague Downs 8 

Chester P. Higby 10 

Harry W. Johnson 9 

Allen F. Jones 12 

Jeannette Waffle Owens 21 

William G. Owens 8 

The Bison Club 22 

Board of Directors 22 

Class Presidents Breakfast 22 

Class Reunions 3 

Club Activities 11 

Clubs, 1948-49 22 

Football Previews 19 

Homecoming Blank 19 

George B. Lawson 18 

Masters in Education Reunion 10 

Nancy Spencer 9 

Pennsyh'ania Baptist Convention ... 9 

They Represented Bucknell 12 


Published in March, June, September - 
and December by 

Entered as second-class matter December 
3U, 1930. at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Volume XXXIII No. 1 

Septemi;i:!; 1^4;-- 

^<t<^ "^euKcoK^ 

JUNE 1948 

1S98 AND Emeritus Club 

Extreme left : Dr. W. G. Owens, 'SO ; nearest the camera, Mrs. Kutii 
Sprague Downs; to her right. Dr. Charles D. Koch, and Jolin Walls; 
back of them, to the rifjht, Jolin Anderson; at extreme right, Roy Mulkie 
and Andrew Leiser. 

CLASS OF 1898 

I HAVE jotted down a few things growing out of the 
reunion of the '98 class at Bucknell. As was said, we 
automatically, by the rules of the organization, became 
members of the Emeritus Club. AA'e all enjoyed the 
association with those who attended the reunion-lunch- 
eon. Doctor Rivenburg and Professor Owens were 
there with greetings for the new entrants. We were 
much pleased to see both in good health and fine spirits. 

After the luncheon the members of the '98 class at- 
tending had an hour together. Naturally there were 
mixed emotions — sadness and joy. Recalling with some 
care the names of those we had not seen since Com- 
mencement (1898) brought a variety of expressions — 
surprise, curiosity, disappointment, interest and jo}'. 
There was some reminiscing, too. An expression of 
gratitude for the members of the faculty during our 
four years at the college was notcAvorthy. 

There was the feeling that graduates are often slow 
to show their appreciation for what the college has 
really done for them. Such acknowledgments might 
be made in a variety of Avays. Colleges have lean years 
and struggles. This was particularly true of the pe- 
riod (1894-1898) when our class attended Bucknell. 

1893 was the year of a financial depression; the col- 
leges deeply felt the effects of it. The enrollments of 
the classes were small ; many dropped out the first or 
second year. Salaries of the faculty members were 
low ($1200-1500). Even with low tuition ($50 a year), 
few students came. So for Bucknell it was a strugg-le. 
That was true of most colleges following the depres- 
sion of '93. 

Besides reviewing the past work of the college we 
talked of the wonderful developments during the 50 
years we are out, and I think all felt proud and ex- 
pressed a marked degree of satisfaction in the College's 
growth in influence and solidarity. The future of Dear 
Old Bucknell is secure. Long live our Alma Mater! 

Those attending: John T. Anderson, Roy B. Mul- 
kie, Mrs. Ruth Sprague Downs, Andrew A. Leiser, 
John A. Walls and Charles D. Koch. 

Charles D. Kocii 

CLASS OF 1903 

The Class of 1903 had a small but enjoyable reunion 
at a luncheon at the Lewisburg Inn on Friday. June 4, 

Miss Ida Luchsinger, 300 Exeter Ave.. W. Pittston ; 
^Irs. Mabel Allison Forster, Aaronsburg; Mrs. Grace 
Roberts Snyder, Lewisburg: Mrs. Charlotte Shields 
Murphy, Lewisburg; Mrs. Elvie Coleman Herpel, Mc- 
Keesport ; Dr. Roger H. Williams, 429 Chestnut St., 
Greensburg; Prof. Lawrence Kalp, 428 Bath Ave., 
Long Branch, N. J. : Lt. Col. Forest Dershimer, 85 
Maple St., Tunkhannock : Mr. Jay Bond of New York 
City and Factoryville ; Mr. Merle M. Edwards, 621 
Market St., Lewisburg, were the members of the origi- 
nal class present. They were joined by X'incent Luch- 
singer, brother of Ida. Lawrence Kalp came the great- 
est distance. 

Interesting pictures of former class events and ac- 
tivities recalled many happy times. Some had pic- 
tures of their children and grandchildren. Messages 
were read from Clara Slifer Long, R. D., Danville ; 
Robert Moorhead, Locust St., Milton : Carl Tiffany, 

September 1948 

716 State St., Erie ; Reese H. Harris, Scranton Electric 
Building, Scranton; Rev. M. R. Sheldon, 830 Fourth 
Ave., Ford City, and news items of several other mem- 
bers of the class were given verbally. Mr. H. L. Lev 
of R. D. No. 2, Giljsonia, arrived in Lewisburg earh- 
Saturday morning, too late for the reunion lunclieon. 

It was a heart-warming event for all of us. The 
next five years will pass very rapidly : let us all begin 
to plan now for that very important reunion. 

— Elvie Colem.\n PIerpel 

CLASS OF 1908 

40th Anniversary 

\Miat a day ! And then some ! Thirty-seven class- 
mates including their wives and friends came together 
in our best-ever reunion. "Buster" Booth, perennial 
president, introduced "Joe" Henderson, cair vice-presi- 
dent (and president of our Bucknell Board of Trus- 
tees), as toastmaster. He called on "Rube" Shrum 
(Captain, Chaplain U. S. N.), who had come all the 
way from Jacksonville, Fla., where he now is an Epis- 
copalian rector, to say "Grace". Coit Hoechst played 
the "Doxology" as we sang. 

After a good round table exchange of conversation 
and joyful reminiscences, "Joe" told us some of the 
"highlights" of his associations with the Bucknell 
Board of Trustees. Then he called on our classmates 
to tell us some of the highlights of their careers since 
graduation. \\'e always knew we were the greatest 
class to ever graduate from Bucknell but now we have 
received full and complete confirmation of the fact. 
Two of "our girls", Helen Tiffany Blakemore and 
("Dr.") Elsie Owens Long, gave us pride. (\\'here in 
the dickens were the rest of the gals? Most of them 
have never come to a single reunion — must ha\-e mar- 
ried "State" men and couldn't come.) 

Then the men — "Posey" Hayes (least changed 
physically of all our class) : "Coxey" Thompson (what 
a pair they wuz !) ; Chester P. Higby (outstanding au- 
thority and professor in the History of Modern Europe 
at the University of Wisconsin) ; "Ed" Innes (still a 
model for Hart, Schafi'ner and Marx) ; Aelfric James 
(a close second to "Posey" on "looks") ; George Wash- 
ington Kerschner (oh, boy, wasn't he something for 
fun and still is) : Clarence Long (always comes to re- 
union) ; "Jimmie" Lose, ("old dead-eye shot for the 
basket" with a varsity boy who is making himself a 
block off the old splinter) ; "Eddie" Manchester, editor 
of Ye DuPont House Organ (no soft pedals) : Walter 
Noll (who reminded us of that "Jap" and Chinese in- 
filtration in 19(34) : "Joe" Shultz (good old Joe) ; W. C. 
"Twig" Sprout (managing editor of the Patriot, Har- 
risburg, Pa. — and the original "Woodpecker" of his- 
toric renown? or was it Higby or someone else?) ; 
Prof. Paul Stolz, always genial and cooperative, telling 
us of the success of B. U.'s Music Department ; George 
E. Webster, he had fun for he spoke several times : 
John Boyer, too modest to tell all but still great ; Jack 
"Red" Williams, preacher, engineer — quoted poetry, by 
heck, and exhorted us ; Elmer Bolton, chemist extra- 
ordinary, trustee of B. U. and, if you are asking us, 
"tops". "Joe" told us a little about himself — and that 
"cumma cumma cumma" citation for the Phi Beta 
Kappa honor. And "Buster" admitted he had tried to 
be a good minister — promised to continue to request St. 
Peter to let you all through the "Pearly Gates." 

Standinrj: Paul Stolz. Coit Hoechst. R. W. Slirum. Joseph W. Hender- 
son, Mrs. Booth, W. S. Booth. John Boyer, Mrs. Sprout. Edward Innes. 
Mrs. Innes. Joseph Shultz. Mrs. Elsie Owens Lon^. Dr. Long. Mrs. Clar- 
ence Long, Clarence Long. Seated on left side of table, left to right: 
Miss Armstrong, Mrs. Stolz, John Williams, Aelfric James. Elmer Bolton, 
E. R. Manchester, George Webster, H. C. Thompson. Mrs, Thompson. 
Eiglit side of table: Carl Sprout. Chester Higby, Walter Xoll, Mrs, Xoll. 
Mrs, Kerschner, son, G, W. Kerschner. James Lose, Mrs. Lose. 

A letter was received from Carroll Condict, who is 
a Baptist missionary at Thayetmyo, Burma. \\'hat a 
record that boy has, preaching the gospel and pulling 
teeth ! 

A telegram from "Peg" Pangburn ;\Iathias from a 
hospital in Philadelphia warranted a return bouquet of 
flowers. She was chairman and set up our Reunion 

The memorial list of twenty-two names was read 
and then a moment of silent remembrance. 

The former officers of the class were reelected — 
Booth, president; Henderson, vice-president; Stolz, 
secretary-treasurer; "Peg" Mathias, class reporter to 
the Bucknell Alumnus (please send often items of in- 
terest to the class). And then the president appointed 
H. C. Thompson to lead the class in the project that 
the General Alumni Association is setting up for class 

Oh yes — we cleaned our class treasury out and add- 
ed some gifts to total $110.00. It went to the Heating- 
Plant. Let all of our class contribute something. Let's 
all be counted in. 

We took time to mention many who were not pres- 
ent. After almost four hours of the loveliest fellow- 
ship we sang "Auld Lang Syne" and broke up for more 

One oustanding thing happened. Man after man 
stated he was a Presbyterian elder, a deacon, a Sundav 
School superintendent, a teacher in Bible School ; a 
leading layman in religious work. Ah — leaders in their 
professions, honorable achievements ; we were proud 
of each other but most of all because that fine conse- 
cration of talent was also devoted to service in the 
cause of Christ. 

^^"ish all of our classmates could have been there 
but God bless you wherever you are. ^^'hat a day ! 


CLASS OF 1913 

35th Reunion 

Fifteen enthusiastic members of the Class of 1913. 
with an additional ten members of their families, sat 

September 1948 


Seated left to right: Sister of Edwin Biusli, Edwin C. Brush, Mrs. Brush, 
Mrs. Hazel Galloway Hemphill, C. Baker Bernhai't, Mrs. Ethel Hotten- 
stein Miles, Mrs. McCIure, Harold A. Shaffer, Mrs. McKeague, Mrs. Mar- 
garet McClure Fislter ri2. Delinda Potter. Btnuding left to rirjht : 
Charles A. Fryling. Berkeley V. Hastings, Mrs. Hastings, D. Forest Dun- 
kle. Earl M. Richards, James F. McClure, Howard V. Fisher. Joseph L. 
McKeague, Howard M. Fisher, \'ictor B, Fisher, H, James F. McClure, 
Jr., Marwood B. Glover, Edward M. Glover. 

Class Officers re-elected were : president, Howard 
V. Fisher, Wyomissing; secretary, Charles A. Fryling, 

Those attending were : C. Baker Bernhart, York ; 
Marwood B. Glover and sons, \'ineland, N. J. ; Edwin 
C. Brush, wife and sister, Khargpur, India — home ad- 
dress, CoraopoHs ; Delinda Potter, Center Hall; Hazel 
Galloway Hemphill, Portland, Oregon ; D. Forest Dun- 
kle, West Palm Beach, Florida ; Howard V. Fisher, 
wife and two sons, Wyomissing; Prof. Harold Shaffer, 
Lewisburg; James F. McClure, wife and two sons, 
Lewisburg ; Joseph L. McKeague, Petersburg. Va. ; 
Earl M. Richards, \'ice-president of Republic Steel, 
Cleveland, ( )hio ; Ethel Hottenstein Miles, Milton; 
Berkeley Hastings and wife, Alilton ; and Charles A. 
Fryling, Sunbur}-. 

— Charles A. Fryling 

CLASS OF 1918 

The Class of 1918 met at the home of John S. Gold 
'18, professor of mathematics at Bucknell. It was an 
informal aiifair but it lasted a long time. Thirty years 
is quite a while and a lot of things can happen. 

Dave Boswell of Rome, New York, came the longest 

down to a delicious reunion dinner at the Hotel Milton, 
Friday June 5th, at 1 :00 P. M. 

Plans had been made for this dinner at the beautiful 
Otzinachson Country Club, Milton, Pa., but the build- 
ing was completely destroyed by fire just two weeks 
previous. However, the hard-working reunion com- 
mittee, composed of James McClure, Berkeley Hast- 
ings, Mrs. Ethel Hottenstein ]\Iiles, Charles A. Fryling 
and Professor Harold Shaffer, immediatel}- changed 
their plans and everything went off as planned. 

Members resjistered during the 

at the 

home of James McClure, on University Avenue 
burg, and at noon were transported to Milton. 

The tables were decorated with Orange and Blue 
favors and napkins (specially prepared in Secretary 
Fryling's store in Sunbury), and with flowers furnished 
by the Committee. 

During the dinner, a photograph was taken and 
President Spencer, who stopped to extend greetings of 
the University to the Class, was elected an honorary 
member of the Class of 1913. 

What the reunion lacked in numbers, it made up 
in the miles traveled by some of its members. Rev. 
Edwin Brush came from Khargpur, India, to see his 
son graduate from Bucknell as well as attend the 35th 
reunion; Mrs. Hazel Galloway Hemphill came from 
Portland, Oregon ; and Forest Dunkle came all the way 
from W'est Palm Beach, Florida. This is truh- a globe- 
trotting record for a Class Reunion to equal. 

After a short business meeting, at which the present 
class officers .were re-elected, the Class adjourned to the 
spacious home of Berkeley Hastings on Upper Broad- 
way in Milton. There Rev. Brush gave an extempo- 
raneous talk on conditions in India, and Secretary Fry- 
ling showed colored views of Bucknell and colored 
flower slides from his "Hillholme" located on the hill 
above the Northumberland Railroad Yards. 

The class Valedictorian, Rev. Richard Bowling of 
Norfolk, Virginia, sent a telegram giving his regrets 
for not being able to be present on account of illness. 

standing: William P. Bachman, Mrs. Bachman, Malcolm Musser, Mrs. 
Musser, Mary Dewees, Mrs. Ella Jones Owen, Herbert C. Grice, Sr., 
Walter J. Bower, Dorothea F. Meek, Mrs. Helene Diffendafer Bower, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Champion King, Mrs. Fannie Burr Williamson X'21, Mrs. 
Mary Dunn Boswell, Fred Williamson, David Boswell, John S. Gold, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Hahn Sprout, Clinton I. Sprout '17. Sitting: Mrs. Johnson, 
Mrs. Gold, William Johnson, Mrs. Fannie Fisher Grice X'21, Miss Eleanor 

CLASS OF 1923 

There are two reunions that we always expect to be 
the best ever — the 25th and the 50th. Twenty-five 
years ought to be time enough to get settled sufficient- 
ly so that an Alumnus can be completely unsettled at 
the 25th college reunion. But something happened 
this year, and the Class of '23 had no planned program. 

However, the gang pictured here wouldn't be- 
lieve that it "couldn't be done" and just went ahead 
and did it. But they were not willing to call this a 
reunion, so they immediately set about getting ready 
for a big one in 1949 — one year late but onh- a year. 

In the absence of their president, Herbert Haslam, 
Dalzell Griffith, professor of civil engineering at Buck- 

September 1948 


Firist roir: (left) Mrs. Kathrj'n Kimble Eno, (right) Mrs. Mildred Hay- 
den Milligan. Left to riqht : Alvin F. Julian. Arda C. Bowser, Kenneth 
A. Lowrv. Dalzell M. Griffith. Leicester H. Horani. Robert E. Ross, Harry 
W. Jones, Georse H. Jones. Robert M. Dawson, Lloyd C. Palmer. Frank 
G. Davis '11. 

nell, was assigned the job of getting the gang together 
at Homecoming this fall. At that time, deep-laid 
schemes for next June will be arranged. President 
Haslam, closely tied up with his service in Philadel- 
phia, will be on hand to dig the foundation for the edi- 
fice to come out of the plans. 

The gang will bring their canes and crutches and 
their gray hairs (if any) and sit in a special section of 
the stadium where they can always tell in which end 
of the field the play is taking place. 

^^'ell, the old gang will shake of¥ the shackles of a 
quarter-centurj- and have themselves a time. You 
'23-ers had better be here or you'll miss the time of 
your young ( ?) lives ! 

CLASS OF 1933 

The 15th Anniversary of the Class of 1933 was ob- 
served Saturday, June 5, at a Class Reunion luncheon 
held in the Orange and Blue Room of the Hotel Lewis- 
burger. There were 38 members of the class, their wives 
and husbands, and members of the family present for 
this reunion. The weather was ideal, the setting was 
perfect and the tables in the Orange and Blue Room 
were decorated with floral centerpieces. Mrs. D. Clay- 
ton Brouse, wife of the Chairman of the Reunion Com- 
mittee, baked and decorated a fine birthday cake, com- 
plete with 15 candles, to aid in observing this memor- 
able occasion. 

The Class President, Marty Lutz, and the \'ice- 
President, Bud Wells, were present to assist the com- 
mittee and Chairman Clayton Brouse with the meet- 
ing, and Janet Worthington Engelhardt, Muncy, and 
Cam Rutledge, Corning, N. Y., were promptly drafted 
1)y the committee to take charge of the music. A num- 
ber of Bucknell songs were enjoyed by the group in- 
cluding familiar football songs, and then when it ap- 
peared that the singing was not as lusty as our song 
leader. Cam Rutledge, and our pianist, Janet Worth- 

ington Engelhardt. thought it should be. Cam stopped 
the program, suggesting that we sing a^few of the foot- 
ball songs with the same enthusiasm that was demon- 
strated on that memorable October afternoon in 1929 
when Bucknell defeated Penn State on their own home 
field at State College. With this challenge ringing in 
our ears we really "raised the roof". 

There followed a brief account by all members of 
the Class of what they are presently doing and what 
they ha\e been doing these past fifteen years. It is 
with real regret that we will not be able to relate in this 
article the stories and accounts of the experiences of 
these class members, but they were enthusiastically re- 
ceived and some of them were more than entertaining, 
such as the kind that we all know we could expect from 
Cam Rutledge, Harry Owens, Joe Belmeyer, John 
Duff and Compan}-. 

The Alumni Secretary, Dr. Frank G. Davis '11, was 
present and addressed the group with a few brief re- 
marks concerning the fine cooperation he has received' 
from the Class in furnishing material to the Alumni 
Office and in turn extended to the Class the congratula- 
tions of the University and Alumni Office on the ob- 
servance of its 15th Anniversary. 

Dr. Carl L. MiHward. Class of 1905, was presented 
b}' Dave Sarner, a member of the Reunion Committee, 
and Dr. ^lillward gave a fine address on "Bucknell — 
Past and Future". This was followed by a motion pic- 
ture, "The Bucknell Story", which is a 20-minute film 
and really is one of the finest pictures that has ever 
been turned out to completely show life at Bucknell. 

standing left to rif/lit around table: George Heinisch, Chester Owens, 
Joseph Bellmever. John Duff, Carl Millward OC. David Sarner. D. Clay- 
ton Brouse, Mrs. Brouse, Ralph Reish, Warren Stapleton. Harry Owens. 
Seated outside around tables; Mrs. Heinisch. Mrs. Owens. Miss Owens. 
Miss Margaret Brown, Miss Anna Rohland. Mrs. Bellnieyer, James Davis, 
Mrs. Janet Worthington Engelhardt. Mrs. Sarner. Mrs. Emily Stein- 
inger Reish. Mrs. Marie Groff Hester, Mrs. Williams. Edward Williams. 
Seated inside of tables, left to right: Mrs. King. Edward King. Campbell 
Rutledge, Paul Showalter, Mrs. Katherine Graham Showalter. Mrs. Julia 
Hoffman Beighlev. Ernest Engelhardt, Mrs. Stapleton. Donald McCay '34, 
Mrs. Mildred Eislev McCay. Mrs. Margaret Garrett Lutz X'36, C. Martin 
Lutz, Edward Wells. 

September 1948 

Immediately followintj the formal program the 
President of the Class, Marty Lutz, requested that the 
Reunion Committee continue to serve and plans were 
immediately formulated for a bigger and better re- 
union on the 20th Anniversary in 1953. The commit- 
tee is: chairman. D. Clayton Brouse ; David Sarner, 
Warren B. Stapleton and Ralph M. Reish, all of Lewis- 

— Ralph ]\I. Reish 

Left to right around table: Ward Gage. Stepiien J. Stephanou, Mrs. 
Stephanou. D. Armorer Hillstrom. Mrs. Jane Kayriiond Hillstrom, Mr.s. 
Marion Ranck Rose. Ira G. Fox. Mrs. Janet McSlalian Keider. Richard 
K. Ileider '39. Mrs. Margaret Wentzel R:chardsoii '12, C. H. Ricliardson, 
Mrs. Blanche. Ernest E. Blanche. 

CLASS OF 1938 

The 10th reunion provided a few very enjoyable 
hours for the group in attendance. There was enough 
enthusiasm expressed by the small group that would 
indicate great possibilities for bigger and better re- 
unions in the future. Nine members returned and. 
with better halves included, a total of 15 had luncheon 
on Fridav, June 4, in the Lcumge of the Hotel Lewis- 

At the luncheon there -were some proposals ad- 
vanced which should be of benefit to the class. It 'was 
suggested that our luncheon reunions be held on Sat- 
urday, which should be more convenient for everyone. 
Another suggestion was that a class directory be 
mailed to each member with the idea that it would 
provide an incentive for more frequent contact among 
the members. It was also agreed that the class should 
have a class reporter for the Ahtmuus and that the Class 
Secretary should be the first reporter. A rotation sys- 
tem can be used for class reporting which should give 
many a chance to contribute to making a good class 
organization. A\'e should be happy to have comments 
regarding the activities of the class from those mem- 
l)ers who were not in attendance at the reunion. 

Statistics concerning those who were present : 
Marion Ranck of Lewisburg is married to Harry Rose 
and has a 14-month-old son, Lawrence. Jane Ray- 
mond, Corry, is married to D. Armorer Hillstrom; 
three children, Mary Jane, 9 years ; ])a\id, 7 years ; and 
Priscilla, 16 months. Ernest E. Blanche and wife, 
Judith Waypa, reside in North Chevy Chase. Ernest is 
now chief statistician for General Staff, U. S. Army, 

A^'ashington, D. C. Ira G. Fox is purchasing agent for 
\\'estinghouse Electric Corp., Lima O. ; wife, Helen 
Campbell ; daughter, Carolyn, 5 years. C. H. Richard- 
son, Louisville, Ky., does double duty as an attorney 
for Brown & Harris and is on the staff as lecturer at 
the University of Louisville ; wife, Margaret Wentzel 
'42, and son, Lee David, 11 months. 

Janet McMahan is married to Richard K. Reider 
'39, and while Dick is busy with the Reider Shoe Manu- 
facturing Co. she attends to Richard. Jr., 3-1/2 years, 
and David, 10 weeks. Frederick Belsky lives in Holy- 
oke, Mass., decided to be his own boss and is in the mail 
order business. Stephen Stephanou recently married 
Pauline Donahue and is in the ice cream business in 
Norwich, Conn. Ward Gage, B.D., is an instructor in 
the Department of Religion and assistant dean of men 
at Bucknell ; wife, Virginia Thibault ; 2 children, David, 
3 years, and Larry, 1 year. 

C. H. Richardson came the greatest distance from 
Louisville, Ky., by plane and is to be congratulated in- 
asmuch as he had to mark class papers until midnight 
before. Let's see how man}' of you can compete with 
C. H. on the next trip to Lewisburg, most certainly 
for 1953. 

— Ika G. Fox 

standing: 'William Thomas, Mrs. Clark, Merle Clark '46. Seated at table, 
left to right: Francis Reardon, William Fairclough, Raymond Young, 
Thomas 0. Meyer '41, Mi's. Marion Pliillips Meyer. Mrs. Eleanor Pyle 
Latta. Walter Held, Malcolm Mu.sser 'is. Dr. Gathings, George Haines, 
Mrs. Davis, Frank Davis '11, Mrs. Betty Keim Ketner, Mrs. Marion Weist 
Wilkinson, William Wilkinson '4G. Mrs. Harriet Lynn Simmonds, Mrs. 
Wagner. Jay Wagner, William Grifhths. 

CLASS OF 1943 

This was our first reunion celebration and, of course, 
we were the youngest group of Alumni on campus. We 
were made aware of this fact by the presence of many 
familiar faces on campus of those who had spent several 
years in the service. 

Friday evening and Saturday morning arrivals found 
their way to Roberts Hall for registration and then 
squeezed in a hurried \isit around campus. 

At the close of Commencement exercises on Saturday 
morning in Davis Gym, we strolled down to the Lewis- 
burger for our informal luncheon meeting. 

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, Dr. Gathings, Dean Musser 

September 1948 

and twenty of our class gathered here to celebrate our first 
reunion. After a delicious turkey dinner, we were treated 
with the showing of "The Bucknell Story", a recent color 
film of campus scenes. Dr. Davis welcomed back the 
Class of 1943 on behalf of the Alumni Association. Dr. 
Gathings, our faculty adviser, then gave us an excellent 
resume of the past five years at Bucknell. Mai Musser, 
Bucknell's new Dean of Men, then informed us of Buck- 
nell at the present and what to expect in the future. 

Fifty-seven classmates sent along their best wishes and 
expressed their regrets that it was impossible for them to 
return this year. Of the 60 cards returned, 70% were 
from classmates now living out of the state. Cards were 
received from Korea, 10,000 miles away ; Geneva, Swit- 
zerland ; Hawaii ; California and Texas. Bill Fairclough 
traveled the greatest distance, 750 miles, to be with us on 
June 5. 

We hope you'll try to be back for our next celebration 
in 1953. 

— George F. Haines, Jr., 






Dr. Owens Cuts His Birthday Cakk 

Dr. Owens Celebrates Birthday 

On Wednesday evening. May 14, the Union County 
Alumni Club met with the clubs from Sunbury, Danville 
and Milton to help Dr. William G. Owens celebrate his 
90th birthday. 

A hundred people gathered to do him honor and en- 
joy a sumptuous turkey dinner. Louis A. Pursley '28, 
vice-president of the Union County Club, was in charge 
in the absence of Charles W. Kalp '29, president. 

The address honoring Dr. Owens was made by Dayton 
L. Ranck '16. Dr. Spencer spoke briefly, extolling Dr. 
Owens' service to Bucknell. 

In response, Dr. Owens told some very interesting 
tales of the trips about the world which he and Mrs. 
Owens had taken. 

Frank G. Davis, Alumni secretary, spoke of Dr. 
Owens' service to the Alumni Association and presented 
him and Mrs. Owens, on behalf of the Alumni Association, 
a copy of the Centennial History of Bucknell and, on be- 
half of the Union County Alumni Club, a scrapbook 
containing an appreciation and pictures of the party. 

Ruth Sprague Downs 

Ruth Sprague Downs 

Has Unique Hobby 

Mrs. S. E. Downs, prominent in the field of Braille 
transcription, has distinguished herself in this endeavor by 
translating the Gospels of St. Mark and St. John into 
Amharic Braille for blind students in Sayo and Addis 
Ababa. Ethiopia, the most absorbing and fascinating work 
she has undertaken in the past year. The Amharic alpha- 
bet includes 251 characters. Although she knows no 
Amharic, Mrs. Downs developed her own mathematical 
code to aid in making the transcription possible. 

After being graduated from the Institute in 1893, she 
received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1898 and the M. 
A. in 1899. Considered one of Bucknell's most active 
alumna, and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, Mrs. 
Downs' interest in Braille began about 1926 or 1927, when 
she read for university students at the Overbrook School 
for the Blind. Her completed work includes 22 volumes 
of English, French, German, Spanish and Greek in the 
Library of Congress. However, she has specialized for 
the most part in the mathematics field. 

One of the few experts in translating mathematics into 
Braille, Mrs. Downs has also transcribed Advanced Calcu- 
lus, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Aerodynamics, 
Theory of Equations. Functions of a Complex Variable 
and Quantum Mechanics. The last was for a young stu- 
dent who used it in the study for his doctorate. 

Mrs. Downs' husband, S. E. Downs, was for many 
years superintendent of the schools of Lower Merion 
Township, .\rdmore, Pennsylvania. They have three 
daughters, two of whom are Bucknellians : Gertrude '28 
and Virginia x'30. Dr. and Mrs. Downs live at 115 Lin- 
wood Avenue, Ardniore, Pennsylvania. 

September 1948 

President Spencer Leads His Daughter to the Ai.tak 

Nancy Spencer June Bride 

June 12 was a big day at the President's house. On 
that day Nancy, Pennsylvania State College student, be- 
came the wife of LeRoy D. Schaller, also a State College 

The wedding took place on the spacious lawn between 
Bucknell Hall and the President's house. Before a tall 
altar of evergreens and rhododendrons, banked by palms, 
garlands of garden flowers and great urns of white glad- 
ioli, the double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. 
H. A. Dalzell, of New York City. The wedding party 
came out of the house into the late afternoon sunshine and 
walked slowly up the aisle formed of rose trees of satin- 
tied white peonies. In reply to the question, "Who gives 
this woman to be married ?" Dr. Spencer replied, "Her 
mother and I." 

Birds' songs from the treetops joined with William D. 
McCrea in accompanying Mrs. Nancy Lau as she sang 
"Ave Maria," "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer" be- 
fore and during the ceremony. Sallie, sister of the bride, 
was maid of honor, and the brother-in-law of the groom, 
Ralph Lau, was best man. 

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was 
held at the Spencer home, the bride threw her bouquet 
from the stairway landing and the 175 guests had the satis- 
faction of seeing the radiant Mr. and Mrs. Schaller drive 
away to the traditional music of cowbells, tin cans and 
other items tied to the rear bumper of their car. 

They took with them, but more firmly attached, the 
best wishes of every Bucknellian. 

To Pennsylvania Baptist Ministers 

Bucknell ministers will lunch with Crozer Alumni 
at noon, October 20, at the Robert Morris Hotel, 17th 
and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, the second day of the 
Pennsylvania Baptist Convention. While all details 
have not yet been completed, you may plan for such 
a celebration at that time. Exact hour and other de- 
tails will reach you later. 

Colonel Harry W. Johnson '27 
Writes of Frankfurt Anniversary 

President Spencer received the following letter from 
Colonel Harry W. Johnson, assistant to the Deputy Chief 
of Staff of the European Command: 

"In compliance with your request in your letter of 22 
April 1948, I attended the ceremonies at the University 
of Frankfurt in commemoration of the anniversary of the 
1848 German Parliament. The ceremonies enjoyed 
world-wide attendance, and prominent military personnel 
in this theater were present. Addresses were given by Dr. 
Hallstein, the University of Frankfurt, Dr. Hutchins, the 
University of Chicago, and Lord Mayer Kolb of Frank- 
furt. To be perfectly frank, I did not understand the ad- 
dresses fully until I read them in the paper, inasmuch as 
they were delivered in German. The ceremonies at the Uni- 
versity were in the morning, followed by ceremonies at 
Paulskirche in Frankfurt in the afternoon. The follow- 
ing day was occupied with seminars at the Frankfurt 
Town House in the Taunus Mountains. It was impossi- 
ble for me to attend the seminars. As you know, these 
Germans love a parade, and the whole celebration was 
very enthusiastic. I am inclosing clippings from our local 
American papers pertaining to the occasion. I was most 
happy to represent Bucknell. 

"The re-establishment of the educational facilities in 
Germany for the indigenous personnel is apparently quite 
a struggle. Many of their buildings are totally or partially 
bombed out, the lone exception being the University of 
Heidelberg, which is intact. I have visited Frankfurt, 
Marburg, Wurzburg, Munich and many other German 
cities and have found these conditions prevalent. In ad- 
dition, many students from the Soviet Zone of Germany 
who are presently attending universities in the American 
Zone have been handicapped by the recent currency con- 
version, in that there is no means of transferring funds 
from the Russian Zone to the American Zone, or vice 
versa. My daughters have met several students from the 
University of Heidelberg and they paint somewhat of a 
sad picture. However, they seem to be keeping their chins 
up fairly well and are sticking to their studies. Exchange 
students from America and England are attending sum- 
mer courses at the German universities. 

"Soon after the above activities our Headquarters was 
moved from Frankfurt to tleidelberg. This was neces- 
sary to make room for the Bizonal (eventually Trizonal) 
Government of Western Germany in Frankfurt. Of 
course to us the move was desirable, because we found 
that living in a city which was approximately seventy per 
cent destroyed becomes depressing after a time. 

"Give my regards to Dr. Davis, Mai Musser and other 
friends at Bucknell." 

Colonel Johnson is a graduate of West Point and an 
officer of unusual competence. His habit of cutting red 
tape and going directly to the heart- of a problem wins the 
respect of all with whom he deals. His address is Deputy 
Chief of Staff, APO 403, c/o PM, New York, N. Y. 


September 1948 

Chester P. Higby 

Higby '08 Publishes Another Book 

ONE of Bucknell's most scholarly graduates, and one 
of the most modest, Dr. Chester Penn Higby '08 is 
also one of America's most brilliant students of history. 
During his undergraduate years at Bucknell, he was active 
on campus, participating in many extra-curricular activi- 

Recently Dr. Higby published his latest contribution 
to the social science field, his sixth book — Europe 1492- 
1815. In his review of the book. Dr. J. Orin Oliphant, 
professor of history at Bucknell, says : "In his recently 
published Europe 1492-1815, Dr. Higby has compressed, 
within the limits of fewer than 600 pages, the fascinating 
history of early modern Europe. Such brevity was not 
achieved, however, by the omission of important events. 
On the contrary, the book is unusually comprehensive in 
its sweep, for Dr. Higby has conceived his task to be broad 
as the life of Western Alan. 

"Accordingly, he has written cultural history as well as 
political history; social historj' as well as economic his- 
tory; and military history as well as constitutional his- 
tory. He has successfully accomplished the difficult task 
of synthesizing human life in Europe during the important 
centuries of transition from early modern to recent times. 
He has thus produced a work of which any scholar might 
well be proud. 

"One marvels that he could say so much in so few 
words, and wonder ceases only with the discovery that 
this work is less the product of a compact style than of a 
deep understanding of the subject. Dr. Higby has writ- 
ten as one who knows whereof he writes ; and students 
who may be required to read this book, no less than other 
persons who may take it up for a different reason, will 
profit by the author's understanding of both men and 

"Being equally a good teacher and scholar, the author 
could not help knowing that a textbook writer who stops 
short with a readable narrative has left his job half-done. 
Such a narrative can never stand alone. It is satisfactory 

only when it points the way to the literature of the sub- 
ject with which it deals. Here Dr. Higby appears at his 
best. His broad knowledge of modern historical litera- 
ture has enabled him to present an adequate guide of 50 
pages of bibliographies for English readers of early mod- 
ern European history. Some persons will regret that 
printing difficulties prevented the supplementation of 
these bibliographies with equally important and indispen- 
sable lists in foreign languages." 

Born near Ottawa, Illinois, in 1885, the son of a Bap- 
tist preacher, Dr. Higby spent his early boyhood in Wis- 
consin and Pennsylvania. Before entering Bucknell he 
attended Kittanning Academy in Western Pennsylvania. 
During his undergraduate years at Bucknell, Dr. Higby 
was a member of the Finance Committee of the Athletic 
Association, active in the Inter-Society Debate, and editor- 
in-chief of the 1908 L' Agenda. He was graduated from 
Bucknell with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1909 
Dr. Higby received his M.A. degree from Bucknell and in 
1919 the degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred 
upon him by Columbia University. Bucknell conferred 
further honor upon Dr. Higby by awarding him the de- 
gree of Doctor of Laws in 1939. 

He has had broad teaching experience, having taught 
three years in high school and five years at the Fairmont 
State Teachers College. In addition he taught at the 
Universities of West Virginia, North Carolina and Wis- 
consin, where for 21 years he has been in charge of the 
Modern European Seminar. 

Other of Dr. Higby 's published works include The 
Religious Policy of the Bavarian Government During the 
Napoleonic Period ; Present Status of Modern European 
History in the U. S.; History of Europe, 1492-1815; His- 
tory of Modern Europe; Motley; and finally his latest, 
Europe 1492-1815. One of the founders of the Journal 
of Modern History, he served on the editorial board of 
that publication for three years. Higby was the first 
chairman of the Modern European Section of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. In addition, he has super- 
vised the work of 25 Ph.D.'s in Modern European His- 

Dr. and Mrs. Higby have one son. Captain John B. 
Higby, U. S. Army, to whom his latest book is dedicated. 
The Higbys reside at 1829 Van Hise Avenue, Madison. 

Masters In Education Reunion 

Men and women who have received the master's 
degree in education at Bucknell are invited to the 
campus Friday evening, October 8, for their first big 
celebration. They will dine at the Men's Dining Room 
at 6:45 and go from there to the Vaughn Literature 
Auditorium for a program of business and entertain- 

Following the business meeting, George Bailey 
x'27 will put on one of his famous performances. 
George is a memory expert. When he enters the hall 
he will be introduced to 50 people. He wall offer five 
dollars to anyone whose name he can not recall during 
the program. He follows this with a novelty musical 
program and closes the evening with magic. He is 
one of America's most popular entertainers. 

Every person who has earned the master's degree 
with a major in education is cordially invited to come 
back to this party. You can't afford to miss it. 

September 1948 


Michael L. Benedum 

Bucknell Wildcatter 

Many Bucknellians have achieved national and world 
prominence, but one of the most notable of recent date 
has been 78-year-old Michael L. Benedum, LL.D. '40, of 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, member of the Board of Trus- 
tees and an eminent oilman. 

A recent edition of Life Magazine made note of 
"Mike" Benedum's latest success by featuring a story 
entitled, "Old Mike's Big Strike." Mr. Benedum is known 
throughout the oil industry as the greatest of wildcatters. 
His latest oil discovery came to light in Western Texas, 
originating as Alfred No. 1. His strike in Texas arrived 
at a time when the nation is using oil faster than oilmen 
can drill new wells. Estimates of the field's potential 
production range as high as 600 million barrels, equal in 
output to 3 per cent of the total proved domestic reserves. 

It was Mike Benedum who really nursed the well 
through the most trying years and it was he who refused 
to give up when many great wildcatters would have done 
so in despair. His leading role in the discovery has been 
acknowledged by the State of Texas which named this 
largest oil field Benedum Field. 

An erect and lively man, Mike Benedum began his 
search for oil in the earth in 1897, when he drilled his first 
well in the Cow Run sands of West Virginia, at a place 
called Whiskey Run. During the inten^ening 51 years, 
there hasn't been a day that Mike Benedum wasn't drilling 
for oil somewhere in the world. His wildcatting has 
taken him to points of interest all over the United States 
and in Mexico, Canada, Romania, Colombia and the Phil- 
ippine Islands. 

His discovery climaxes a 10-year search all over the 
United States for his last big strike. During those ten 
years he drilled some 100 wells, of which 75 proved dry, 
and spent nearly $10,000,000. 


/^ NCE again, on June 15, the Sparrows Point Club 
^— ^ House was the setting for our annual spring dinner 
meeting. After a delicious chicken dinner was enjoyed 
by 25 attending members and friends, the president, 
George Phillips, opened the short business meeting, of 
which the election of officers was the main topic. The 
slate of nominations was read by Trustee Harold Ruger 
and the following ofificers were elected for the coming club 
year : president, Francis C. Moerschbacher '30 ; vice-presi- 
dent, Roye M. McLane '26 ; secretary, W. Gordon Dief en- 
bach '36; treasurer, Frederick Lange, Jr. '12 ; and trustees, 
Harold D. Ruger '34, J. Fred Moore '22, George Phillips 
'32. A few Bucknell songs followed the election of of- 

Our guests of honor. Coach and Mrs. Harry L. Law- 
rence, were introduced and the Coach gave us an informa- 
tive and inspiring talk on the Bison Club and its impor- 
tance to the advancement of athletics at Bucknell. At the 
conclusion of his talk, Prasident George Phillips appointed 
Owen James '34 as the Bison Club representative for our 
.\lumni Club. — Jean E. Slack '39. secretary. 

(Continued on Page 20) 

Although Mr. Benedum has made what could be con- 
sidered his last big strike, he is already deep in his next 
oil venture — a brilliant and daring project to drill for oil 
under the Gulf of Mexico. He has already advanced 
$1,383,467 to the State of Texas for an enormous block of 
underwater leases. This could easily be the biggest oil 
project he has yet undertaken, a possible yield of five 
million barrels of oil. 

Bucknell is justifiably proud of the accomplishments of 
Benedum and is honored to have him on its Board of 
Trustees. Bucknellians wish him barrels of luck in this 
new oil venture. 

Benedum Plans With His Strategy Board 

Picture shown here printed with permission of LIFE 


September 1948 

(This question is meant for only those who have at- 
tended Bucknell since 1920. ) 

Do you recognize this distinguished gentleman ? ( Turn 
to page 18.) 

They Represented Bucknell 

The following Alumni have represented President 
Herbert L. Spencer at the inauguration ceremonies of 
college and university presidents recently : Dr. D. 
Hobart Evans '21, St. John's College : H. C' Eyster '52. 
Wilmington College ; Dr. Heber W. Youngken '09, 
Andover-Newton Theological Seminary ; John B. 
Rishel '15, Colorado State Teachers College; J. Fred- 
erick Weaver '36, State Teachers College at Towson, 
Aid.: Thomas James '16, University of Toledo; and 
Dr. Earl M. Richards '13, Case Institute of Technology. 

"Bob" Bell '20 Elected Trustee 

Robert K. Bell was the choice for Alumni Trustee 
last spring. He was elected over the popular Emma 
E. Dillon, twice president of the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation, by a vote of approximately 1600 to 1300. 

Bell's biography will not be given here, since 
Alumni read it carefully last spring in the March 
Alumnus. It should have said that Bob is one of 
Bucknell's most successful lawyers and businessmen. 
His clients number many large corporations and his 
business connections are wide and successful. The 
most recent note on Bell is that he has been elected a 
director of the Atlantic City Electric Company. 

He brings to the Board of Trustees legal ability 
and business acumen that should be a real asset to that 
distinguished body. 

Allen Jones '25 Promoted 

ALLEN F. JONES received two honors within the 
past year. He was made chief engineer of the Penn- 
sylvania Department of Property and Supplies and a 
member of the Bucknell Visiting Engineers. The former 
position involves supervision of all state construction ex- 
cept highways and bridges, and the latter makes him ad- 
viser to the Bucknell engineering departments. As chief 

engineer he spends many millions of dollars of the peo- 
ple's money. As adviser to Bucknell engineering depart- 
ments he brings to the campus the rich experience he has 
gathered during the past 23 years as an engineer. 

Jones began his engineering career even before he en- 
tered college, working with the Mine Survey Corps of the 
Lehigh Valley Coal Company. During his college career 
he worked in summer vacations as a draftsman for the 
Pennsylvania Department of Highways and the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. Immediately after graduation from 
Bucknell he was made engineer on about $40,000,000 
worth of construction work for the Bethlehem Steel 
Company. In 1929 he resigned from Bethlehem Steel to 
enter the service of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
He assisted in organizing the Bureau of Engineering and 
Construction of the Department of Property and Supplies, 
involving an investment of more than $300,000,000. In 
1938 he was made assistant chief engineer and nine years 
later received the top portfolio. The Bureau employs 
well on to 200 engineers. 

During the late war he spent 40 months in the service 
of his country, starting in 1942 as lieutenant commander 
in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U. S. Navy. In the 
Pacific Theatre he was in command of a construction bat- 
talion consisting of 33 officers and 1,100 enlisted men. 
Their duties involved construction of many diiTerent 
types, including radar stations. 

At Bucknell, Jones was a member of Kappa Sigma and 
Pi Mu Epsilon. He received the "B" in cross country. 
Bucknell granted him the degree Civil Engineer in 
1932. Later he did graduate work at Columbia Univer- 
sity, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 
and Johns Hopkins University. Today he is a member of 
the Presbyterian Church, Masons, Consistory, Shriners 
and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He 
is Commander C. E. C, U. S. N. R. 

In 1931 Jones married Mary E. Dyer. They live at 
1904 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Allen F. Jones 

Septembee 1948 


Here Is The Alumni Fund Report 

As has been noted previously in this magazine, every Alumnus who has contributed to the heating plant drive received credit 
for his first subscription to the regular Bucknell Alumni Fund. 

It was our intention to start the fund plan rolling in full force last fall, but complete implementation of the Fund was post- 
poned in deference to the great need for a capital drive. Alumni may look forward to receiving full particulars on the Fund Plan 
whenever the Go sign comes from the Fund Committee. 

Meanwhile, Alumni are receiving credit for their contributions to the badly needed heating plant as their first gifts to the 
Alumni Fund. Only the names of givers, arranged by classes, are listed. Amounts contributed by individuals will not be pub- 
lished. Later, however, a report will be made on amounts contributed by each class. 

Also, names of all Alumni who hereafter give to the heating plant will appear in a future Ahimnus. Here is an opportunity 
to make our first report a good one. 

The report which follows is taken from the Campaign Office records as of August 1, 1948. 

Florence E. Dolph 


Mrs. Sara Fowler Pomeroy 


Mrs. Gussie Zimmerman Ferguson 

Regina Hoffa 
William G. Owens 


WiUiam G. Watkins 

Emily L. Clingan 

Walter S. Harley 

Mrs. Anne Kaler Marsh 

Mrs. Nanna Wilson Stephens 

William V. Hayes 

Mrs. Susanna Stapleton Brubaker 
W. C. Gretzinger 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd Dancy 

George E. Fisher 

Mrs. Mary Kreamer Solly 


Charles G. Shaffer 

A. R. E. Wyant 

Flora M. Clymer 
John H. Foresman. Sr. 
Arthur F. Gardner 
Mrs. Carrie Lloyd Horter 
Mrs. Ruth Miller Parker 

Mrs. Jessie Wheeler Armstrong 
Mabel C. Callender 
Nora M. Greene 
Howard P. Gundy 
Mary B. Harris 
George C. Horter 
Harvey F. Smith 

F. R. Strayer 

Mrs. Mabel Thomas Topping 
Mrs. Ida Greene Wattson 


Mrs. Winifred Patchin Clark 
Edward M, Greene 

G. C. L. Riemer 
Frank M. Simpson 
Mary A. Thornton 

B. Meade Wagenseller 


Mrs. Rachel Noll Fretz 
Clement K. Robb 
Elizabeth Walker 
Mary M. Wolfe 

Howard R,. Bryson 

Mrs. Mabel Batten Button 
John M. Gundy 
R. H. Rivenburg 


Mrs. Ruth Sprague Downs 
Charles D. Koch 
Mrs. Alice Dunham Linneman 
Mrs. Grace Pretzman Reisner 
Frank W. Tilley 

F. G. Ballentine 
Mrs. Marie Leiser Bostwick 
Mrs. Marian Wingert Cook 
Amos K. Deibler 
John P. Dieffenderfer 
Mrs. Gertrude Stephens Downs 
Albert R. Garner 
Lucy H. Grier 
Joseph C. Hazen 


Marian A. Carringer 

Anna Judd 

Rush H. Kress 

Mrs. Edna Shires Slifer 

Mrs. Mary Heiser Steininger 

Harry R. Thornton 

Grace Woodard 


Lyndon E. Ayres 

S. Elsie Bentz 

Charles F. Bidelspacher 

Harvey S. Bogar 

C. Ruth Bower 

William I. King 

O. N. Rambo 

Walter E. Ruch 

Harland A. Trax 

Mrs. Emma Probasco Wright 

Edna Bacon 
Abner D. Bentz 
M. L. Drum I In Memoriam) 
Emma A. Nesbit 
Mrs. Sarah Judd Shields 
Lewis E. Theiss 
J. Holman Weiser 
Mary T. Wylie 


Mrs. Eudora Davies Alexander 

Jay P. Bond 

Merle M. Edwards 

Louise E. Felsburg 

Mrs. Eva Ginter Gilmore 

Hannah Goodman 

Mrs. Elvie Coleman Herpel 

Harry S. Mauser 

Mrs. Charlotte Shields Murphy 

Morton R. Sheldon 

John M. Snow 

Carl Tiflanv 

H. K. Williams 

Mrs. Helen Houghton Zeller 

H. M. Crist 
Edwin P. Griffiths 
Margaret Groff 
John C. Johnson 
Mrs. Inez Fike Johnson 
Edith McNinch 
Louis W. Robey 
David W. Robinson 
Charles T. Shepard 
Edgar T. Stevenson 

Mary I. Bower 
Harry A. Coryell 
Mrs. Mary Unruh Dudley 
Mrs. Edith Kelly Fetherston 
Mrs. Susie Biehl Groover 
Mrs. Martha Wolfe Kalp 
Harold V. Lesher 
Mrs. Josephine Crater Monks 
Mrs. Edna Downing Pfieegor 
Mrs. Feme Braddock Stevenson 
Mrs. Ruth Lesher Thomas 
Mrs. Eva Stoner Wood 


Elbina L. Bender 

William L. Donehower 

Linn C. Drake 

Benjamin G. Evans 

Mrs. Emma Gearhart Fisher 

Frederick V. Follmer 

M. F. Goldsmith 

Carl L. Millward 

Mary M. Moll 

E. W. Rumsey 

Charles H. Whittaker 

A. V. Wise 

Mrs. Carrie McCaskie Wise 


P. C. Andrews 

Wendall M. August 

Marshall L. Benn 

Chauncey E. Brockway 

Mary M. Brown 

John I. Catherman 

Gordon Evans 

Frances L. Groff 

Coit R. Hoechst 

Ruth C. Jones 

Kathryn King 

W. W. Raker 

George A. Riggs 

Mrs. Margaret Lesher Riggs 

S. Homer Smith 

Mrs. Mary Stanton Speicher 

Mrs. Margaret Myers Ulmer 

Fred Zug 


David H. Binns 

Mrs. Helen Tiffany Blakemore 

Elmer K. Bolton 

Class of 1908 

Mrs. Margaret Love Cole 

W. Stewart Duncan 

John V. Gibney 

James F. Hayes 

Joseph W. Henderson 

Mrs. Anna Stage Hoffman 

J. C. Hostetter 

Mrs. Olive Richards Landers 

Mrs. Elsie Owens Long 

Harvey Martz 

Mrs. Margaret Pangburn Mathias 

Robert B. Morris 

Charles Nicely 

Walter L. Noll 

Mrs. H. B. Norwood 

Joseph R. Shultz 

Paul Stolz 

Ralph L. Thomas 

H. C. Thompson 


George P. Ballets 

Mrs. Eleanor Nixon Barnes 

James C. Brown 

Myra M. Chaffee 

Richard Darlington 

Helge G. Florin 

Mrs. Myra High Gemmill 

Mrs. Hallie Sembower Parkhill 

Mrs. Clara Harman Paulhamus 

John T. Shirley 

Mrs. Hannah Mervine Shultz 

Mrs. Myrtle Walkinshaw Shupe 

Stanton R. Smith 

Margaret Stevenson 

Eugene Van Why 

Mrs. Charlotte Hulley Velte 

Mrs. Ida Sames Yeager 


John C. Bank 

Floyd D. Beemer 

John R. Bell 

Robert H. Butcher 

Cameron Butt 

Mildred Gathers 

Clyde W. Cranmer 

George P. Druckemiller 

J. Earle Edwards 

Mrs. Elizabeth Stage Fulton 

Homer B. Hedge 

Phares H. Hertzog 

Mrs. Stella Houghton John 

Homer D. Kresge 

Mrs. Mary Stevenson Kresge 

Mrs. Mait Cathrall Lawrence 

Michael J. McDonough 

Gilbert J. Meredith 

Prank Painter 

Ruby G. Pierson 

Mrs. Allie Piatt Puddicombe 

Robert J. Saylor 
Mrs. Helen Hare ShoU 
John G. ShoU 
E. Paul Smith 
Wesley L. Sprout 
Jesse K. Spurgeon 
Louis J. Velte 
William Warner 
Ethel Watkins 
Mrs. Sara Ray Way 
Stanley M. Winter 
Elmer B. Woods 


Hugh W. Alger 

Mrs. Mary Marsh Angstadt 

W. Neil Baker 

G. R. Bennett 

Harry S. Bourne 

Katherine G, Carpenter 

Frank G. Davis 

Charles H. Heacock 

Mrs. Ruth Safford Jarvie 

LeRoy Johnson 

Joseph H. Kerr 

C. D. Loveland 

Evelyn McCaskie 

Harold M. Neff 

Lyman C. Shreve 

Edgar A. Snyder 

Mrs. Florence Leland Thompson 

James A. Tyson 

Harry R. Waltman 

Howard M. WiUiams 

Wesley A. Wolffe 


Paul S. Althouse 

John M. Askey 

Clarence B. Brewer 

A. C. Conner 

Mrs. Alberta Bronson Conner 

John R. Conover 

Ralph F. Davenport 

Mrs. Ramona Lenington Davies 

Stanley P. Davies 

Charles E. Dreher 

Edward P. Dufton 

Mrs. Margaret Gretzinger English 

Mrs. Margaret McClure Pisher 

J. H. Fleckenstine 

Vera M. Frost 

Joseph N. Henderson 

Mrs. Maze Callahan Houseknecht 

Howard Johnson 

Frederick Lange, Jr. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Heinsling Lowther 

David A. McNeal 

George E. O'Brien 

L. P. Robinson 

Fred V. Rockey 

Paul D. Schreiber 

David Y. Siesholtz 

Cecil T. Smith 

Arthur D. Waltz 

Mrs. Pearl Ream Williams 

Anton O. Wolf 


Bright W. Beck 

C. Baker Bernhart 

Perry A. Caris 

Helen W. Davis 

Mrs. Sallie McSparran Durkee 

Howard V. Fisher 

C. A. Fryling 

Mrs. Edna Whittam Glover 

Benjamin S. Harris 

Berkeley V. Hastings 

O. V. W. Hawkins 

William C. Hulley. Jr. 

James F. McClure 

Mrs. Ethel Hottenstein Miles 

Fenwick M. Opel 

Mrs. Mary Irey Rees 

Earl M. Richards 

Robert L. Roobe 

Clay Sanders 

Harold Shaffer 

S. P. Shearer 

Paul R. Wendt 

Herman E. Zehner 

September 194St 


Dale R. Angstadt 

Earle B. Armstrong 

Mrs. Carolyn Hopper Bemhart 

Louis H. Boyer 

Mrs. Gertrude Kramer Caris 

Charles E. Coleman 

James R. Cook 

Dayton T. Corson 

John R. Criswell 

Elmer E. Fairchild 

Joshua R. Golightly 

Walter W. Harris 

Mrs. Marian Harman Hawkins 

Mary Kunkel 

Ralph W. Kunkle 

Leland P. Laning 

W. C. Lowther 

George A. Madtes 

Ethel E. Peterson 

Florence Reimensnyder 

W. Stanley Reitz 

John W. Rice 

Mrs. Ruth Hoffa Rice 

Clifford R. Schenck 

Frederick O. Schnure 


Mrs. Margaret Jacobs Bitterman 

Isabelle F. Bond 

Malcolm Buffington 

Mrs. Mary Decker Burchfield 

Edgar T. Clapp 

Ralph O. Claypoole 

Edward O. Clark 

Mrs. Hope Craig Craig 

Norris I. Craig 

Walter S. Crouse 

Emma E. Dillon 

Harvey E. Eavenson 

Harold C. Edwards 

Mrs. Vera Campbell Evans 

Charles W. Gale 

Mrs. Ruth Lenington Gay 

Carl E. Geiger 

Sidney Grabowski 

Clair G. Groover 

Albert J. Hamlin 

Mrs. Myrna Strickler Hines 

George A. Irland 

Pearl I. Kawel 

Willmon Keiser 

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Mrs. Helen Eede McQuay 

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Willard L. Moyer 

Edward W. Pangburn 

Rudolph Peterson 

Mrs. Ethel Galloway Reitz 

John B. Rlshel 

William H. Schuyler 

Mrs. Winifred Werkheiser Smith 

Omar H. Smith 

George S. Stevenson 

Erie M. Topham 

Howard A. VanDine 

Frank F, Whittam 

William T. Windsor 

H. Michael Wolfe 

Mrs. Elnora Trescott Zeller 


Lester J. Bartlett 

R. P. Bigler 

Bruce E. Butt 

John J. Conway 

Russell W. Everett 

Harold W. Giffin 

Charles Gubin 

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Clarence O. Hartman 

John F. Jeffery 

John R. Kurtz 

Cecile McCoUum 

Vema G. Noll 

D. L. Ranck 

N. J. Rehman 

Mrs. Charlotte Laning Rice 

Jerome C. Salsbury 

William L. Showers 

Mrs. Amy Patterson Stevenson 

Dean D. Sturgis 

L. A. Switzer 


Walter C. Beaver 

Mrs. Louise Bassell Belcher 

Eugene P. Bertin 

Paul W. Boggess 

James A. Case 

George B. Champion 

Lewis A. Eyster 

Donald A. Pusia 

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Mrs. Ruth Barthold Gearhart 

William J. Geating 

Mrs. Frances Hanson Giffin 

Lillian H. Hannold 

Mrs. Hazel Williamson Heberling 

John A. Heberling 

Mrs. Anna Hankins Johnstone 

Daniel W. Kearney 

Mrs. Helen Brown Linde 

Henry T. Lofft 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lehr McCarthy 

Charles D. Maurer 

Olive E. Moore 

Constantino F. Nagro 

Earle S. Pedigo 

Herman F. Reich 

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S. L. Seemann 

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Marie Volkmar 

Arthur R. Yon 


Alvin J. Adams 

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Hiram J. Bloom 

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Walter J. Bower 

Russell E. Boyer 

Harvey D. Crawford 

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Thomas A. Eshelman 

John S. Gold 

Stanley N. Harris 

Emerson M. Heckert 

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Norman K. Hurley 

William T. Johnson 

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Clarence Lockard 

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Malcolm E. Musser 

Bruce O. Ranck 

Katherine P. Reed 

Ora B. Smith 

Charles F. Snyder 

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Leroy G. Stolz 

Fred N. Williamson 


Charles J. Anchor 

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Franklin F. Artley 

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William Bloom 

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E. Collins Cupp 

Norman T. Finger 

Irene Fritz 

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Irene Gossweiler 

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Clifford A. Holleran 

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George M. Kunkel 

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James C. Pierce 

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Ruth Stein 

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Clyde E. Wenrich 

Walter S. White 

Mrs. Samuel L. Williams 


Mrs. Kathryn Keylor Bair 

Robert K. Bell 

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Edna B. Bloom 

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Hazel Florin 

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Louisa Howells 

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Albert S. Laehder 

Walter L. Lees 

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Robert Neal 

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Margaret I. Quigley 

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E. P. Richards 

George E. Rickart 

Walter D. Roos 

Mrs. Anna Sterling Roseman 

Julius P. Seebach 

Purman W. Shaw 

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William E. Speare 

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John B. Vanderbilt 

Robert Waddell 

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Corbin W. Wyant 


Nelle W. Aumiller 

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Edna Baker 

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George H. Beattie 

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Herbert N. Derr 

Mabelle E. Desilva 

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Alan R. Haus 

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J. Leo Hess 

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Clarence Moore 

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William E. Nichols 

A. E. Paulhamus 
Alexander M. Peters 

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Nelson S. Rounsley 
Roy W. Sauers 

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Herman D. Schultz 
Marjorie E. Sprout 

Mrs. Freda Mackereth VanSant 
Mrs. Fannie Burr Williamson 


John R. Beers 

Sanford Berninger 

Eve B. Bunnell 

Mrs. Edna Follmer Butt 

Philip C. Campbell 

Mrs. Amorita Sesinger Copeland 

Mrs. Mary Williamson Copeland 

Florence D. Cornwell 

H. T. Davenport 

Mrs. Lois Wentling Davis 

William L. DeHaven 

Chester H. Derek 

Mrs. Angeline Kissinger Doty 

Mrs. Hulda Heim Ebert 

Joseph D. Fox 

Arthur F. Gardner 

R. J. Haberstroh 

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Ralph Hartz 

George W. Haupt 

Mrs. Ethelwynne Smith Hess 

Eloise E. Hill 

Wade F. Hoffman 

William J. Irvin 

Carmault Jackson 

Oliver L. King 

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H. LaBerte Lapp 

Lawrence Lawson 

Isaac Levine 

Richard Little 

W. Norwood Lowry 

John M. Mincemoyer 

Howard H. Moore 

J. Fred Moore 

William W. Parry 

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William L. Schreyer 

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J. Henry Shott 

Laura L. Smith 

Catherine Y. Stahl 

John C. Stahl 

Mrs. Emily Kurtz Terrv 

Karl Watt 

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Mrs. Susanne Statler Altemus 

Marian Ayars 

Mrs. Helyn Kerstetter Bechtel 

Mrs. Dorothy Markham Brown 

Mrs. Marjorie Nichols Bunnell 

Charles T. Bunting 

Marcus M. Chapman 

Donald B. Cloward 

Mrs. Anna Speare Crist 

Elmer M. Custer 

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Robert M. Dawson 

Ellis W. Deibler 

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Abram Fairchild 

Hazel M. Farquhar 

Joseph H. Fullmer 

W. George Gehring 

Dalzell M. Griffith 

Clair Halligan 

Paul E. Harding 

Mrs. Katherine Owens Hayden 

Mrs. Natalie Musser Heebner 

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Mrs. Helen Ferguson Ingram 

Alfred V. Jacobs 

George H. Jones 

Harry W. Jones 

Lawrence Kimball 

Jacob H. Kutz 

Mabel E. Mulock 

T. M. Musser 

Anne Horoschak Nahrgang 

Mrs. Mary Brindel Orth 

Jesse W. Pangburn 

John S. Purnell 

Mrs. Helen Bartlow Rohrbach 

Robert E. Ross 

Mrs. Harriet Swartz Rounsley 

Mrs. Madge Heimbach Schaffer 

Mrs. Charlotte VanCleaf Searles 

Walter B. Shaw 

William A. Shipman, Jr. 

Dorothy B. ShoU 

Luke L. Stager 

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Mrs. Susanna Shultz Stine 

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Mrs. Dorothy Wilhelm Thomas 

Mrs. Joella Ottmyer Thompson 

Mrs. Helen Powell Thurston 

Mrs. Mary Bailey Tovo 

Mrs. Edna Tompkins Weinrich 

Foster C. Wilron 

William G. Woodring 


F. Davis Arnold 

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George Bellak 

Mary A. BrownmiUer 

C. Kenneth Budd 

Anthony Cavelcante 

Mrs. Louise Benshoff Cupp 

Mrs. Prudence Walters Daubert 

Mrs. Myrtle Edmunds Davis 

Harry O. Dayhoff 

Charles W. Dinger 

Carl A. Erickson 

Charles R. Freeble 

Henry A. Glover. Jr. 

Mrs. Ruth Smith Harding 

Robert C. Heim 

Ida R. HeUer 

James J. Holsing 

H. Walter Holter 

Elliot S. Hopler 

C. Grover Hyman 

Foster D. Jemison 

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Jones 

Donald B. Keim 

Clyde E. KeUy 

Mrs. Myrtle Sharpe Lewis 

William J. Llewellyn 

George W. Long 

Mrs. Mary Curry Lyons 

Arthur J. McMurtrie 

Mrs. Florence Supplee Mahan 

Mildred Megahan 

Mrs. Miriam Stanger Mitchell 

David W. Morgan 

H. Virgil Overdorff 

Nicholas Palma 

Joseph H. Powell 

John M. Reed 

Alice Roberts 

Jefferson V. Sangston 

Charles L. Schulz 

Mrs. Anna Heysham Schweiker 

Mrs. Meribel Ritter Smith 

Samuel E. Smith 

Elizabeth Turner 

Mrs. Sara Manahan Wolf 

Mrs. Mary Eisenmenger Zahn 

September 1948 


Work Goes Forward ox the Heating Plant. Your Gift Helped to Make This Possible 


Mrs. Ruth Grove Anderson 

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Frank E. Baker 

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Max W. Bussom 

Mrs. Helen Weidenhamer Clarke 

John F. Cos 

Mrs. Carolyn Brown Crowl 

Roland Cunningham 

Ellis R. Deflbaugh 

Mrs. DolUe Schaffner Dietrich 

Mrs. Carrie Smithgall Ebert 

Mrs. Charlotte Bosler Ellis 

Donald England 

Harry H. Engle 

George R. Faint 

J. Wallace Foster 

Mrs. Grace Matz Fritz 

Mrs. Hannah Davis GoUghtly 

William GoUghtly 

Blanchard Gummo 

Ralph S. Hagan 

Mrs. Sara Walton Haines 

Albert H. Harris 

Mrs. Grace Good Haupt 

Francis Haskett 

E. Colvin Hassenplug 

Theodore Heysham, Jr. 

Mrs. Mildred Francisco Hopper 

Emerson Jenkins 

Allen F. Jones 

Lee Kissinger 

Carl H. Kivler 

Mrs. Helen Morton Koons 

Joseph Laher 

James Landau 

William M. Lybarger 

Murdo J. Mackenzie 

Mrs. Carolyn Hunt MahaSey 

Webster S. Mann 

Mrs. Florence Pratt Miller 

Roy E. Nicodemus 

Kermit L. Noll 

Alexander M. Palmer 

Helen G. Peifer 

Mrs. Marian McHnay Reed 

Fred I. Reinert 

Phoebe M. Reinhart 

George F. Riddile 

Alice E. Rossiter 

Paul G. Schmidt 

Russell C. E. Schue 

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Mrs. Dorothy Berkheimer Shaw 

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Mrs. Evelyn Brubaker Stephens 

Walter A. Stevens 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hartranft Thomas 

Mrs. Mary Seidel Thompson 

William Thompson 

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Charles F. White 

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Edward G. Williams 

Mrs. Johannetta Snyder Wilsbach 

Carl K. Wolfe 

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Fred Amsler 

Mrs. Mary Stahl Amsler 

F. Earl Bach 

Guy Bailey 

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Robert A. Black 

Catherine P. Boyle 

Stewart F. Brewen 

Anna L. Brown 

Eugene D. Carstater 

M. A. dinger 

Carlton G. Coleman 

Grace Cooley 

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Mrs. Catherine Frederick Crowding 

J. Norman Davies 

Albert O. Dreher 

R. H. Edwards 

Mrs. Marie Shaffer Faber 

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Kenneth E. Gardner 

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Mrs. Juanita Curtis Gelder 

Elizabeth Griffith 

J. Harold Hand 

Clarissa Hamblin 

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George T. Henggi 

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Mrs. Isabelle Morrison Kushell 

Roy A. Lady 

Mrs. Kathryn Kleckner Laher 

Gilbert A. Long 

Bruce A. McHail 

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J. Paul Shaffer 

Mrs. Eleanor Bair Shepard 

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Mrs. Martha Felty Ackerly 

George W. Bailey 

Donald F. Beidleman 

Irene Bixler 

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Donald Catlin 

John H. Crawley 

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Mrs. Anna Cutwater Day 

Mrs. Mary Houtz Deebel 

LeRoy F. Derr 

Elmer W. Dietz 

Robert W. Dill 

Ralph E. Dorman 

Marlyn Etzweiler 

Ralph W. Flexer 

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Earl A. Gill 

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Mrs. Catharine Mench Glenn 

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Vivian S. Gummo 

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L. Fegley Hopp 

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Clara A. Kimball 

Mrs. Mary Konkle Koopmann 

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Mrs. Sara Milhous Merrick 

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James A. Overdorff 

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Mrs. Veta Davis Replogle 

Clyde L. Roller 

Mrs. Amy Haldeman Roop 

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Jane E. Shrum 

Mrs. Marion Coe Sisson 

Mrs. Caryl Dutton Slifer 

Charles H. Springer 

W. S. Stephens 

Mrs. Ruth Marion Sweigart 

Mrs. Marguerite Rathmell Waggoner 

Harold F. Webber 

Henry R. Young 


Catherine B. Balliet 

Jane R. Beakley 

Mrs. Mary Johnson Bieber 

Mrs. Anna Mayes Bingaman 

Mrs. Eleanor Schooley Bly 

William B. Brown 

Mrs. Catherine Helwig Carstater 

Kenneth E. Corson 

Mrs. Ruth Bray Couch 

Mrs. Sara Deck Crossgrove 

Dorothy E. Davis 

Preston B. Davis 

Mrs. Dorothy Wolverton Devereux 

Mrs. Madeline Hartman Dickel 

Mrs. Eleanor Miller Dill 

Donald E. Eaton 

Ralph H. Feick 

Mrs. Pauline Belles Fink 

Brown Focht 

Albert K. Foster 

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Milton F. Frable. Jr. 

Mary Furry 

Mrs. Sara Reed Gerhart 

Patrick Gillespie 

Mrs. Dorothy Griffith Grimm 

Clarence E. Groover 

Mrs. Sarah DeArmond Groover 

Anthony J. Harlacher 

Jeannette M. Heller 

Mrs. Rena Anderson Henderson 

Sara R. Heysham 

Edward T. Hill 

Mrs. Josephine Behney Hoffman 

Francis Hopkins 

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Mrs. Catherine Marshall Humphreys 

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Harry C. Hunter 

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Mrs. Caroline Stafford Johnson 

Frank E. Johnston 

Thomas Lewis 

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Lenore M. Losch 

Mrs. Helen Durkin McNutt 

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Mrs. Lorinne Martin Marsh 

WiUiam R. Mertz 

John B. Middleton 

J. Maxwell Moore 

E. James Morrissey 

Eugene E. Noble 

Harold Z. Reber 

Thomas M. Reimensnyder 

Mrs. Lois Davis Ripley 

Donald H. Ross 

Mrs. Catharine CunninghamSheppard 

J. C. Sheppard 

Wilbur S. Sheriff 

D. E. Story 

Donald D. Streeter 

Wendel A. Swartz 

Alfred R. Ulmer 

John R. Vastine 

Lois T. Wager 

Frank F. Wilsbach 

J. L. Wolfgang 

R. Graham Wood 


Mrs. Hazel Kennedy Anderson 

Lyle E. Anderson 

Mrs. Josephine Schilling Armagost 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mills Angat 

Clyde P. Bailey 

Mrs. Nettie Lemon Bailey 

Mrs. Mary Gochnaur Banker 

Rodney K. Barlow 

Carlton U. Baum 

Adam D. Bavolack 

Mrs. Deborah Deacon Betz 

Kenneth A. Bidlack 

John A. Buck 

Louis C. Ceraso 

Mrs, Mary Dreher Colver 

Harry S. Cox, Jr. 

Eugene E. Crediford 

Elton C. Cryder 

Mrs. Jessie Fielding Eyster 

George A. Ferrell, Jr. 

Henry M. Fessler 

Paul E. Fink 

Kenneth S. Fisher 

John E. Foresman 

A. Elizabeth Frederick 

Mrs. Eleanor Winslow Garnow 

Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery Gring 

N. H. Heiligman 

William H. Horan 

John M. Horter 

W. Duffleld Hoy 

Frederick F. Jacobs 

Elias R. Johnson 

Charles W. Kalp 

Mrs. Mary Thomas Kammire 

Howard G. Kulp, Jr. 

John A. Lindner 

Mrs. Oella Kisor Lindner 

Louis T. McAloose 

D. Montfort Melchior 

Kimball D. Miller 

Harold W. Murray 

Mrs. Katharine Boyer Pike 

Herbert K. Reigle 

Mrs. Eleanore Williams Reimensnyder 

Donald W. Richardson 

Mrs. Sarah Beck Ricber 


September 1948 

Mrs. Mary Taubel Rieder 

Hugo Riemer 

Henry C. Rupp 

Paul Seidel 

John S. Seigh 

A. P. Seller 

Robert E. Snauffer 

Mrs. Caroline Leininger Starke 

Mrs. Grace Troutman Stetz 

Frank S. Storaci 

Frank A. Swing 

Mrs. Margaret Sterling Thomas 

Kirby Walls 

Albert Weidensaul 

E. Wallace Wilkinson 

Madeleine L. Wood 

Mrs. Esther Heritage Wright 

Fay Yordy 


Frank D. Armstrong 

Harry D. Benford 

John R. Bower 

John E. Brldegum 

Mrs. Grace Schaum Burlew 

John S. Burlew 

Richard J. Clark 

Mrs. Geraldine Welchons Craft 

Mrs. Cathrine Hill Davis 

S. Gilbert Evans 

Mrs. Edna Craft Fessler 

Fred Fisher 

John B. Frederick 

Mrs. Helen WelUver Girton 

Mrs. Frieda Miller Grimes 

Fordyce C. Hauber 

Mrs. Goldie Heyman Henry 

Spencer W. Hill 

Mrs. Mary Stahlman Kester 

John W. Klepper 

Frederick E. Lehman 

Francis D. Meeker 

Mrs. Janet Bingman Meredith 

Jennie C. Owens 

Robert L. Payne 

Juliet M. Robertson 

Mary M. Rupp 

Mrs. Elsie Randall Rutt 

Mrs. Clara Miles Schreyer 

Mrs. Ethel Henion Seller 

Mrs. Ruth Wentworth Shure 

Amos B. Smith 

Jessie L. Soars 

Geraldine C. Spurr 

Marlin B. Stephens 

Mrs. Ruby Smith Stoll 

C. Malverne Stutzman 

D. Gordon Titus 
Seymour Trachman 
David C. Ulmer 
Lincoln S. Walter 

Mrs. Mary Bennett Weidensaul 
Mrs. Helen Ryder Winter 
Mrs. Catherine Browne Wlshart 
Erwin Woerner 
Edward Yawars, Jr. 


Mrs. Constance Hulick Alcan 

Mrs. Helen Jones Alexander 

Walter E. Angstadt 

Mrs. Helen Jones Bailey 

Dale D. Baker 

Mrs. Evelyn Stoler Bernstein 

Robert H. Bogar 

Dorothy M. Bonawitz 

Mrs. Helen Devitt Butler 

James D. Carrier 

Lester J. Chilson 

Helen E. Christopher 

Charles L. Crow 

D. Innes Dann 

Harold E. Dayton 

Charles M. Deatherage 

Mrs. Grace Grimshaw Dundore 

N. William Egge 

Donald Eilenberger 

Trennie E. Eisley 

Mrs. Lily Tompkins Fearn 

A. S. Fleming 

Elwood B. Force 

Charles F. Fox 

Helen R. Garbutt 

Meribah S. Gardiner 

Mrs. Marie Condlt Giles 

Bertha S. Gramm 

Kenneth A. Haynes 

Mrs. Dorothy Grimshaw Heine 

William L. Herbst 

Samuel A. Hopkins 

Frank W. Hower 

Mrs. Augusta Cooper Janney 

Chris H. Kammire 

Robert J. Keenan 

James H. Konkle 

Russell L. Kressler 

Frederick M. Locke 

Warren J. McClain 

Mrs. Virginia Lambert Mattern 

William K. Miller 

Arthur E. Minnier 

Harold E. Mitchell 

Joseph Nissley 

Mrs. Sara Bray Parrish 

Mrs. Lillian McClure Rudolph 

Mrs. Marie Stampul Sarcka 

John J. Shields 

Paul Showalter 

J. G. Shuttlesworth 

Edward J. Smalstig 

Albert T. Sprankle 

A. Crossley Smith, Jr. 

John A. Stabile 

Mrs. Alice Sweeley Sucher 

Robert J. Thompson 

George H. VanTuyl. Jr. 

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Charles R. Winter 

George A. Wright 

Jacob W. Zang 


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Dominic D. Borrella 

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Anthony F. Chernefski 

Rupert H. Cicero 

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Janet E. Cooper 

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Robert J. Crothamel 

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S. Kenneth Dunkerly 

George S. Friedman 

Harry G. Fry 

Agnes K. Garrity 

Mrs. Josephine Eisenhauer Good 

Walter E. Hall 

Quinton D. Hewitt 

Kenneth E. Hoak 

C. Nissley Hoak 

Lloyd S. Hoffman 

John F. James 

John E. Knight 

Frances E. Knights 

David F. Krug 

Rose M. Kunkle 

Nathan H. Kutcher 

Shirley M. Leavitt 

Mrs. Marian Ash McClain 

C. Eugene Miller 

Mrs. Mary Bolger Miller 

Mrs. Alice Baumer Moore 

Philip. B. Nelsser 

Mary A. Neyhart 

Victor H. Oleyar 

Sidney G. Ranck 

Norman P. Rousseau 

Mrs. Helen Kelly Rickett 

Newton H. Ruch 

Evadne Ruggles 

George F. Sandel 

Mrs. Grace Fithian Sheaffer 

James B. Stevenson 

Mildred F. Walton 

Pauline K. Wenner 

Joseph E. Wentzell 

William H. Wood 

Nolan F. Ziegler 


Mary E. Baldwin 

Frank F. Becker 

Lester R. Benner 

Mrs. Doris Longenberger Bittle 

Mrs. Janet Blair Bogar 

Paul A. Bowers 

D. Clayton Brouse 

Margaret D. Brown 

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Max W. Demler 

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Margaret B. Dougherty 

Mrs. Gladys Steele Dunmlre 

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Lehman P. Gilmore 

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Alfred B. Haas 

Helen L. Hanson 

Mrs. Helen Butler Hartzler 

Mrs. Frances McGee Heim 

George H. Heinlsch, Jr. 

Mrs. Marie Groff Hester 

David Jenkins 

Philip E. Jones 

Viola M. Kaste 

Edward R. King 

P. Kennard Lewis 

Hugh L. Marshall. Jr. 

James W. Mettler 

Nathan Moster 

Mrs. Edna Cleckner Myers 

W. Frederick Ort 

Mrs. Emily Steininger Reish 

Ralph M. Reish 

Anna M. Rohland 

Frank A. Ross 

Howard C. Rose 

Mrs. Mavette Carliss Rose 

Louis J. Russo 

Mrs. Charlotte Girton Rupp 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bentley ScheflQer 

Ira K. Shipman 

Mrs. Katharine Graham Showalter 

Charles F. Siede. Jr. 

Mrs. Pearl Nieman Siegel 

Mrs. Virginia Humphreys Smith 

Samuel S. Stern 

Gordon B. Taylor 

Mrs. Beatrice Smith Tileston 

Caroline C. Vinyard 

George R. Walters 

Abe W. Wasserman 

C. Edmund Wells 

Robert F. Williams 

Donald B. Young 

Dominic A. Zanella 


Samuel Barker 

Mrs. Louise Baker Bausch 

Norman Berkowitz 

Mrs. Wilma Steuer Bishop 

Harold J. Brough 

Harvey D. Burgstresser 

Mrs. Jean Hill Bush 

Paul C. Confer 

Eugene M. Cook 

Mrs. Laura Beltz Crabbe 

John P. Deck 

Jack V. Dorman 

Michael P. Esposito 

Mrs. Helen Showalter Evans 

James F. Favino 

Edgar L. Fendrich 

Clavin Fisher 

Harry C. Fithian 

Tilman H. Foust 

Woodrow W. Gangewere 

Walter C. Geiger 

Waller H. Gilleland 

Wellard T. Guffy 

Vincent A. Halbert 

William Hallbauer 

Roland F. Karbeson 

Dorothy M. Harpster 

Margaret C. Horn 

Mrs. Kathryn Pluck Huus 

Arthur E. Iredell 

Mrs. Virginia Shupe Ihrig 

Mrs. Doris Rolfe Jackson _ 

Isabel M. James 

Horace M. King 

Frank S. Knights 

Levere M. Leese 

Donald L. McCay 

William F. Moll 

E3ith L. Morrison 

Francis H. Moyer 

Edward C. Myers 

E. Grace Oaks 

Theodore G. Parker 

Henry L. Phillips 

William F. Plankenhorn 

Mrs. Elsie Shields Ravenell 

Hedrick C. Ravenell 

Mrs. Edna Schneider Reiter 

John H. Richards. Jr. 

Raymond R. Rommelt 

John F. Schneider 

Kelvin L. Shields 

Mrs. Edna Foster Smith 

Irving M. Stern 

Dale G. Stortz 

Vincent B. Wayland 

Nelson E. Wendt 

Harry G. Young 

Isadore I. Zlotkin 

Mrs. Romlyn Rivenburg Balsbaugh 
Robert E. Beckman 
Alfred G. Benson, Jr. 
John L. Bergen. Jr. 
Frederick C. Blanchard 
Albert L. Brown, Jr. 
Timothy J. Delaney 
Mrs. Ann Orr Deschanel 
Theron S. Dersham 
Mrs. Gladys Zarfos Favino 
Mrs. Georgie Sealy Foresman 
Martha R. Fulmer 
R. Dixon Herman 
Mrs. Isabel Kelty Hunt 
Mrs. Margaret Noll Hunt 
Ravmond Hunt 
Elaine B. Ifill 
Charles S. Jackson 
Harry L. Jenkins. Jr. 
Mrs. Luella Pierce Jenkins 
Arthur G. Kades 
Lois W. Knights 
Robert M. Lindner 
Mrs. Marjorie Miller Maish 
Grace M. Moore 
Jerome D. Morris 
J. Claire Patterson 
E. J. Peters 
Carl F. PetruUo 
Mrs. Anna Fishel Poorbaugh 
Daniel A. Primont 
Leonhardt W. Scheffler 
Allan I. Shirley 
Hazel E. Smith 

Ralph C. Smith 
Theo C. Smith 

Martha B. Stallsmith 
Mrs. Emily Orr Stewart 
WlUiam E. Thomas 
Mrs. Helen Payran Titus 
Mary E. Walker 
Miriam N. Warner 
Janet M. Workman 


F. Roger Ammon 

Mrs. Eleanor Lombardo Anderson 

Walter P. Anderson 

Russell R. Boyer 

Mrs. Charlotte Shupe Brown 

Fred A. Bufanio 

Kathryn E. Byerly 

Mrs. Betty Grewe Chadwick 

Mrs. Helen Kichline Clerk 

Mrs. Sara Andrews Collins 

Edward C. Condict 

Mrs. Mildred Wiley Cowperthwait 

William H. J. Dawson 

John C. Decker 

James A. Driscoll 

Charles W. Duck 

Harold H. Evans 

William B. Evoy 

Ann D. Pagan 

Guy W. Pairchild 

Margaret C. Fairchild 

Elizabeth M. Fisher 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kehler Frederick 

Jane A. Purey 

Margaret Geiger 

Carl L. Giles 

Daniel F. Griffith 

Robert M. Harries 

Mrs. Jane Youngman Herald 

Kenneth F. Herrold 

John D. High 

Robert T. Jones 

Raymond A. Kanyuck 

Robert M. Kling 

John C. Klinger 

Genevieve Lawrence 

Dean E. Lewis 

Mrs. Dorothy Reeves Lord 

Martha M. McFarland 

Henry M. McGee 

William E. Moir 

Elsa L. Moser 

Mrs. Janet Soars Piatt 

Edward A. Reisman 

Robert W. Rhoads 

J. B. Russell 

Myron D. Rutkin 

Virginia M. Shaw 

John J. Sitarsky 

Harry E. Smithgall, Jr. 

Roy H. Stannert 

Mrs. Lillie Brown Stanwood 

Eric G. Stewart 

Sigmund A. Stoler 

Roger W. Straus 

V. P. Sumerfield, Jr. 

Mrs. Harriet Kase Toland 

J. Fred Weaver 

Mrs. Dorothy Earnest Wells 

Mrs. June LeQuatte Wendt 

Arthur H. Wtney 

Mrs. Ople Fox Winey 

Mrs. Jane Brewer Winkler 

Louis H. Winkler, Jr. 


George T. Ballard 

Mrs. Jeannette Evans Ballard 

Mrs. Martha Knight Barraclough 

Elmer R. Biddle, Jr. 

Elia J. D'Addario 

Mrs. Elizabeth Talley Decker 

Frederick S. Derr 

Helena Eck 

Mable E. Eck 

Mrs. Ruth VanLeuven Elcome 

William E. Elcome. Jr. 

Mrs. Georgiana Crum Esch 

Robert S. Even 

Mrs. Betty Shaw Pager 

Salvatore Fazio 

Mrs. Helen Morgan Griffith 

John D. Filer 

Mrs. Beverly Jones Henderson 

Leigh E. Herman 

Mrs. Sarah Davis Hershey 

Mrs. Anne Weatherby Hitchner 

Mrs. Wilma Rettmer Hubbard 

Mrs. Sarah Weller Jackson 

Elwood Kerstetter 

C. Malcolm Knowles 

John J. Lenker 

John C. Litts 

Mary E. McLucas 

Mrs. Eioise Klinetob Marshall 

George L. Marshall 

Emil A. Mesics 

Charles O. Morris, Jr. 

Samuel M. Nesbit 

John C. O'Donnell, Jr. 

Vincent S. Palmisano 

Mrs. Sarah Maddern Price 

September 1948 


Allen N. Reynolds, Jr. 

Mrs. Clementine Gordon Reynolds 

George W. Richards 

Thomas W. Speck 

William E. Sprout 

Lloyd M- Swartz 

Mrs. Ellen Gronemeyer Taxis 

Catherine E. Thompson 

Mrs. Catherine Schatz Trutt 

George W. Wakefield, Jr. 

John C. Walsh 

Helen B. Walters 

Paul R. Walton 

P. Herbert Watson 

Joseph Weightman 

Ward W. Whitebread 

Thomas Wood, Jr. 

John F. Worth 

Elizabeth Ann Wray 

Willard D. Zimmerman 

Raymond M. Andrews 

Francis X. Antonelli 

Ferdinand Autenrieth. Jr. 

Wilmer T. Beck 

Florence E. Clapp 

Isabelle L. Clouser 

Kenneth M. Delafrange 

Mrs. Cathryne Birchard Dye 

Mrs. Jeanne Kurtz Esser 

Mrs. Ruth Dunlap Ferrell 

Ward E. Gage 

Joseph J. Garrity 

Mrs. Alice Freidel Gault 

Aaron J. Heisen 

David W. Hughes 

Seymour G. Hyman 

Mrs. Margaret Lloyd Kessler 

Jean C. Kirby 

Mrs. EUzabeth Stead Knowles 

John T. Kotz 

Josephine S. Latch 

Mrs. Margaret Holstein Lawson 

Mrs. Jennie Gray Ledden 

Lewis J. Ledden 

Jay E. Lowery 

Mrs. Jean Miller McFadden 

George V. McGee 

Mary B. McKeage 

J. Richard Mattern 

Forrest E. Metzger 

Chester P. Norbert 

William R. Peebles 

Earle B. Pierson, Jr. 

Joseph O. T. Quick 

Mrs. Mary Bachman Quick 

Charles D. Reed 

Mrs. Mary Hudson Rooker 

Harold L. Sager 

Mrs. Ruth Walter Spotts 

Carl M. Sprout 

Mrs. Frances Jacobs Tausig 

Margaret G. Thtrkield 

Seymour Trachman 

Mary C. VanNort 

Mrs. Ruth Wheeland Wentz 

Mrs. Kathryn Shultz Wing 

Kenneth D. Wolfe 

A. J. Zager 


Mary A. Allen 

Mrs. Elizabeth Albright Ammon 

David R. Bagenstose 

Frances Bennett 

Grace C. Boyle 

Mrs. Virginia Cornellier Briggs 

Mrs. Margaret Anderson Brown 

E. A. Bruce 

Mrs. Sara Liebensberger Cann 

Barr Cannon 

Grace E. CoUett 

Lillie L. Deimler 

Emma R. Fausak 

Lester Feldman 

Betty J. Flower 

Mrs. Ida Schumaker Frederick 

Harold Frisoli 

John C. Gault. Jr. 

Mrs. Henrietta Hostetter Gulden 

John H. Gundrum 

George M. Hall 

John A. Hall 

Roy W. Hamme 

Mrs. Margaret Ames Harrison 

Betty J. Heller 

Wilham J. Heller 

Richard R. Hertz 

Mrs. Mildred Green Hershner 

Mrs. Louise Mack James 

John Y. Leiser 

John C. McCune. 11 

Isabelle M. McGraw 

Mrs. Inez Crossett McKay 

Kurt Manrodt, Jr. 

Mrs. Hannah Mervine Miles 

Ernest C. Mueller 

Richard Nathan 

June E. Nelson 

Carroll C. Nesbit 

Henry N. Peters 

Mrs. Jane Snyder Philbrook 

Mrs. Bernice Henry Rathmell 

Zura E. Raup 

Ralph Rees 

William H. Roberts 

Frederick C. Ryan 

Michael G. Schweikle 

Larnie B. Shaw 

David R. Shupe 

Frederick C. Sieber, Jr. 

Mrs. Mildred Helfrich Simms 

Mrs. Janet Collins Slaymaker 

Robert W. Smith 

Charles T. Sober 

William A. Toland 

Mrs. Ruth Borneman Traynor 

Harry H. Wanner 

Clarence R. Weaver 

Carolyn H. Williams 

Lewis G. Williams 

Florence A. Youngman 


F. Leon Arbogast, Jr. 

Mrs. Eliza Russell Armstrong 

Michael L. Benedum 

Earle E. Benton. Jr. 

Inza C. Bentz 

Mrs. Virginia Strawn Berlenbach 

C. Baker Bernhart, Jr. 

Wilbur B. Boyer 

Louis A. Cireili 

Mrs. Janet Johnstone Clarke 

William S. Creveling. Jr. 

Edna M. Cubberley 

Marlin K. Decker 

Joseph A. Diblin 

James H. Duchine 

Jack L. Dunn 

Lewis K. English 

Samuel S. Fisher 

Frank S. Funair 

Robert M. Gearhart 

Ruth A. Gemberling 

Havard E. Griffith. Jr. 

Mrs. Evelyn Galloway Hall 

Robert K. Herzfelder 

Gilbert R. Hickie 

Mrs. Edna Marsh Kennedy 

John A. Kessler 

Wayne E. Knouse 

Homer Knox 

Calvin C. Lombard 

Mrs. Margaret Davis McPherson 

Mrs. Ruth Leppard MacDowell 

Eleanor L, Mallalieu 

Mrs. Christine Nardy Mohrhusen 

Alice C. Moore 

Mrs. Betty Brinkman Morgan 

Geraldine H. Murphy 

Mrs. Elizabeth Koshland Parker 

W. Glendon Peters 

Frank Paul 

Fred J. Phillips, Jr. 

Mrs. Rae-Louise Shultz Porch 

Edward J. Quinn. Jr. 

Mrs. Mary Stannert Ranck 

Mrs. Jeannette Armstrong Randolph 

Joseph A. Reid. Jr. 

Leo J. Roe 

B. Jack Stadler 
Robert L. Stanton 

C. Carl Stauffer 

Mrs. Virginia Danby Stauffer 
Isaac J. Tressler 
Robert D. Wilt 
John C. Winter, II 


Clara J. Alston 

Albert L. Berger 

Wilbur R. Bloete 

Mrs. Evelyn Day Brown 

Mrs. June Lohman Bubb 

C. Harold Bunting 

Thomas W. Cann. Jr. 

Gladys M. Chudomelka 

James D. Craig 

Mrs. Carolyn Minner Cressman 

Luther C. Craumer 

Glenwood J. Crist 

John P. Crouse 

John W. Davis. Jr. 

Anthony G. Dietz 

Mrs. Mary Weibel Dinsmore 

Mrs. Janet Clayton Dumelin 

Joseph A. Durkin 

Charles R. Edwards 

Llewellyn A. Eyster 

Eugene R. Guinter 

Frederick B. Hamilton, Jr. 

Frederick W. Hankins 

Henrietta L. Harrison 

Ruth M. Hoy 

William C. Hulley. ni 

Arthur G. Jacobson 

William S. Johnson 

Cyril E. Kane 

Hubert O. Keim 

Harold A. Kerstetter 

Miles M. Kostenbauder 

John R. Lepke 

Miriam Lesher 

John L. Lewis 

Christian R. Lindbach 

Mrs. Jean Hechler Livengood 

Ralph S. Livengood 

Richard A. Mathieson 

Mrs. Lois Hayward Minck 

Mrs. Betty Fleckenstine Minnich 

Robert Morrison 

Mrs. Lucille Rasmussen Masler 

Mrs. Rachel Carringer Moye 

Mrs. Dorothy Minium Mueller 

Frank Nonemaker, Jr. 

Clarence E. Peckham 

Gladys H. Pipher 

Charles W. Potter 

Lee S. Ranck 

Helen C. Roberts 

Mrs. Martha Patton Roberts 

Richard C. Scott 

Mrs. Mildred Noxon Seavy 

Roy E. Stahl, Jr. 

William H. Stephens 

H. Grace Stone 

Robert H. Teter 

L. Russell Thacher, Jr. 

Virgil L. Towner 

Darina J. Tuhy 

James A. Tyson, Jr. 

Raymond P. Underwood 

L. J. Vender 

Mrs. Viola Primm Verdier 

John V. Ward 

Howard E. Welsh 

Donald E. Wilson 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer Winters 

June M. Wirth 

Mrs. Lois Farley Yocum 

John F. Zeller, III 

Harry Battersby 

Mrs.Annabelle Shepler Bauerschmidt 
Allen W. Beck 
John Bogusky 

Mrs. Lois Loughhead Boswell 
Kenneth Brown 
Mrs. Virginia Long Butler 
William C. Byrnes, Jr. 
Earl E. Davis 
James T. Doherty 
Robert W. Donehower 
William M. Drout 
J. Leslie Ehringer 
John E. Espenshade 
Margaret H. Faust 
Sarah E. Frymire 
Jean F. Gallagher 
Franklin A. Gifford. Jr. 
D. Elizabeth Grimm 
Theodore E. Hammer 
Mrs. Norma Schotland Harris 
Mrs. Maurine Hobbs Hieber 
Gilbert P. Holt 
Robert C. Houser 
Mrs. Betty Gleckner Huskin 
Hilda Keyser 
Mrs. Mary Heacock Kulp 
Mrs. Lovenia Williams Loos 
Leon H. Maneval 
CliCford W. Mannella 
Charles M. Neff 

Mrs. Laurel Herrmann Newcomb 
Eugene B. Nicolait, Jr. 
Robert S. Salzberg 
P. Charles Schreiber 
David J. Secunda 
Charles J. Seltzer 
Albert W. Shafer 
Donald H. Sholl 
Mrs. Phyllis Fuller Silvernail 
James S. Simms 
Robert A. Snyder 
S. Jean Stauffer 
William R. Stott. Jr. 
Mrs. Doris Green Teter 
Harrison W. Thornell 
Richard H. Tracy 
Gilbert H. Unruh. Jr. 
Walter S. Vanderbilt. Jr. 
Robert C. Whitehead, Jr. 
Bennett G. Williams 
Mrs. Mary McGowan Williamson 
Mrs. Sara Barnitz Yagel 
Mrs. Sara Difenderfer Yecldey 


Mrs. Isabella Harris Acker 

Charles E. Appleby, Jr. 

John P. Bachman 

Robert B. Bartow 

Mrs. Norene Bond Benton 

Charles S. Bergman 

Stephen B. Bizub 

Douglas L. Bonham 

Mrs. Mary Tripp Bonham 

Frank Brink 

LuVerne M. Brown 

Esther M. Buss 

Mrs. Eleanor Greene Byrnes 

Joe Culbertson 

Elaine R. Dylla 

Mrs. Sarah Felix Fredericks 

M. Marie Fromuth 

George C. Gibson 

Sidney Grabowski. Jr. 

Frederick J. Griffin, Jr. 

Jane W. Griffith 

William M. Griffiths 

George F. Haines. Jr. 

Barbara C. Hann 

Luella R. Hauck 

Clinton Hegeman, Jr. 

Muriel H. Heise 

Walter G. Held 

Ruth E. Howells 

H. Harlan Husted 

George Ishii 

Mrs. June Carter Johnson 

Herbert V. Jordan, Jr. 

Mrs. Eleanor Pyle Latta 

Kathryn E. Lauer 

Jeanne Lever 

Harry G. McCulley 

Kathryn N. McLeavy 

Rus3ell M. McQuay. Jr. 

Mrs. Carmen Kyle Maneval 

Hiram B. Mann 

Mrs. Patricia Salmon Mathieson 

James R. Moore 

Mrs. Kathleen Marshall Morris 

Eleanor E. Nicely 

Mrs. Emily Seers Parkins 

Chester V. Podd 

Mary J. Poffenberger 

Frances E. Reeder 

George J. Rehkamp. Jr. 

Mrs. Alice Leutner Rowland 

Mrs. Jean Shake Rubick 

Charles M. Sanker 

Mrs. Beatrice Lepley Saylor 

Herbert E. Schubert 

Marlin L. Sheridan 

Mrs. Kathryn Pawling Sieber 

Robert E. Siegel 

Frederick A. Snell 

Clifford M. Snowman 

Rosalind M. Stevens 

Doris M. Thomas 

William G. Thomas 

Mrs. Dorian Smith Vanderbilt 

Jay W. Wagner 

Frances F. Walters 

Mrs. Lois Laubach Webster 

Stewart F. Whittam 

Raymond H. Young 

Olga Zernow 

Sallie J. Zoerb 


Mrs. Caroline Day Allen 

Mrs. Janet Leach Anderson 

Harriet J. Ballentine 

Elizabeth Ann Baush 

Mary R. Bennett 

Mrs. Catherine Windsor Bowe 

John E. Brandt 

Florence B. Brown 

J. A. Cadwallader, Jr. 

J. Frank Cannon 

Mrs. Virginia Thompson Cannon 

Mrs. Anna Wheeler Carabello 

Myron R. Caverly 

Mrs. Jane Weber Culbertson 

Eleanor E. Cummings 

John A. Ferriss, Jr. 

Rosemary Ford 

Eirl Robert Grose 

Mrs. Anna Fetterman Gutekunst 

Mrs. Mary Shreve Harper 

William A. Heim 

Frank C. Heller 

Robert G. Heuer 

Mrs. Jeanne Watts Hewson 

Robert D. Hieber 

Estelle M. Howley 

Mrs. Barbara Russell Husted 

Robert M. Jacobs 

Mrs. Margaret Swigart Kiehl 

Eugene Levitt 

Mrs. Barbara Henry Long 

Harriet A. Love 

Roland H. MacPherson 

Mrs. Ruth Cooper MacPherson 

Henry S. Mansel, Jr. 

Louis W. Mardaga 

Peter M. Mensky 

Harold E. Miller 

Mrs. Patricia Geissel Moore 

Mrs. Mary Olsen Muncaster 

Mrs. Ottilie Fredericks Murphy 

Wilburda M. Murphy 

Fay E. Myers 

DeWitt B. Nester 

Joseph C. O'Brien 

Elmo Pascale 

John M. Raynor 

Henry M. Reed 

Anne E. Rubin 

William H. Schnure 

Mrs. Helen Fisher Seiple 

Donald W. Shields 

Mrs. Bette Truelson Skuda 

Leonard R. Smith 

Jane Sortore 

Mrs. Elinore Byer Swern 

Mrs. Doris Bullwinkel Tusty 

Madeline A. Valentine 


September 1948 

Milton Velinsky 

Mrs. Nancy Byck Welch 

Mrs. Carol Sproul Whitehead 

Helen R. Will 

Burr Williamson 

Chester T. Winters 

Hope M. Wohnus 


Dorothy M. Anderson 

Mrs. Anne Gerhard Bartow 

Mrs. Dorothy Short Beck 

Katherine Bierlmeier 

Audrey J. Bishop 

Charles G. Blattmachr 

C. Walton Boughter 

Mildred Braun 

Irvin Bregman 

Harold P. Budd 

Theresa M. Caldaraio 

Mrs. Catherine Martin Cooke 

Mildred G. Darlington 

Mary H, Davis 

Constance P. Dent 

Lois F. Depuy 

Joan S. Dunham 

William I. Dyer. Jr, 

Bettie L. Eichberg 

Mary E. FoUmer 

Phoebe G. Follmer 

Warren T. Francis 

Willis G. Goodenow 

Mrs. Marcia Beatty Hammer 

Herbert C. Harper 

Lauretta J. Hulsizer 

William B. Jones 

Miriam F. Krise 

William H. Lane 

Louise T. Laube 

James C. Maneval 

Jean A. Painter 

Nancy E. Patterson 

Mrs. Louise Stead Podd 

Charles J. Rehkamp 

Minnie M. Ricks 

Josephine Ridgeway 

Mrs. Anne Kloss Schnure 

Mrs. Doris Okun Siegel 

Jeroll R. Silverberg 

Mrs. Jennie Barklie Small 

Martha Sober 

Fred C. Stiner 

Dorothy L. Stolzenberg 

Kathryn H. Stout 

Adele J. Weaver 

Mrs. Sylvia Cliffe Williamson 

Nancy L. Woehling 

Mrs. Janice Felmy Wurfel 

Richard S. A. Abbott 
Fred H. Anderson 
Alfred O. Ashman. Jr. 
Rosemary E. Bennett 
Seymour Berger 
Sara C. Berkheimer 

Burton W. Bordow 

Jean M. Brock 

William R. Carter 

Catherine Casselman 

Mrs. Marion Turner Clump 

Charles C. Cooper, Jr. 

Charlotte A. Crothers 

Robert D. Eisenhauer 

Norman B. Emmert 

Howard G. Ertel 

Mrs. Arline Gray Evans 

Mrs. Sara SmuU Free 

Mrs. Dorothy Ponsetto Glenn 

Mrs. Catherine McGeever Grabowski 

Margaret A. Gurnee 

Elizabeth S. Hadfield 

Mrs. Jean Whitaker Hancock 

Mary Jane Henderson 

Lois M. Henson 

William S. Hermann 

Betty L. Holifield 

Anna J. Horrocks 

Dorothy L. Huffman 

Harry D. Jones 

William J. Kerchner 

Harry O. Kline 

Ruth Kram 

Sara Krone 

Paul W. Layden 

Elizabeth A. Lemmon 

Mary J. Marley 

Vincent J. McCoola 

Sara J. McFall 

Arnaud C. Marts 

Alice P. Means 

Dorothy J. Minter 

Mrs. Dorothy Dillenbach Moore 

Mrs. Beverly Graham Myers 

Alice Nix 

Mrs. Lillian Stover Rehkamp 

Mrs. Martha Sargent Reinhart 

Joan M. Ruihley 

Margaret A. Ryan 

Leroy F. Schellhardt 

Mrs. Elaine Greene Shields 

Mrs. Jean Hayes Shore 

M. Phyllis Smith 

Wendell I. Smith 

Jean F. Snyder 

Emily A, Soos 

Dorothy A. Steiner 

Donald L. Suppers 

Donald W. Thomas 

Margaret L. Thompson 

Jean L. Tierney 

Charles A. Tietbohl. Jr. 

S. Faith VanSise 

J. Dudley Waldner 

Mrs. Jean Newsom Waldner 

Herbert M. Wall 

Mrs. Janet Benson Whitaker 

Patricia A. Whittam 

Margaret Wiegand 

Mrs. Barbara Preston Willis 

Elizabeth S. Wortley 

Patricia J. Yoder 

Harry T. Young 


Robert Altemus 

John M. Aulbach 

Edwin F. Bacon 

Ellen R. Badger 

Walter F. Barr 

Andrew C. Bastian 

Frederick C. Benfield 

John D. Betzel 

Jack A. Bidding 

Ruth E. Bieber 

Walter M. Bogert. Jr. 

James E. Brady 

Ralph S. Brautigam. Jr. 

James L. Brown 

Claude J. Bubb. Jr. 

Daniel G. Burt 

Doline H. Butzer 

Elizabeth A. Cargill 

Helen E. Carter 

Robert W. Check 

Curtis W. Clump 

Elizabeth A. Corson 

June K. Dolan 

Ruth L. Donaldson 

Catherine Eshelman 

Samuel R, Gass 

Carolyn Glover 

Mrs. Mabel Swineford Gordon 

Janice M. Grant 

Virginia C. Green 

Joyce D. Hauck 

Louis C. Haug, Jr. 

Mrs. Josephine Pierce Haupt 

Glenn A. Hawkins 

Mark O. Henry 

Rolland C. Herpst 

Otto E. Hively 

Alvin G. Horn 

William Z. Huff 

Clarence L. Hunsicker 

Sally A. Irving 

Raymond K. Irwin 

Alison S. Kaufman 

Robert W. Keiser 

Helen D. Klauder 

Leon E. Krouse 

Catherine J. Lepsch 

Alice G. Lewry 

Helen L. Lupoid 

Mrs. Marguerite Gleason McGinn 

Jean A. McKernan 

Stephen P. Marcucio 

Gene J. Matthews 

Robert W. Megargel 

Charles S. Menzies 

Jack L. Mertz 

Mrs. Eleanor Perrin Miller 

Lois A. Miller 

Stuart J. Mologne 

Richard L. Moore 

Philip K. Morton 

Marjorie L. Myers 

Robert M. Northrup 

Jay A. Oberdorf 

Donald G. Ohl 

Mary E. Park 

Henry G. Parkin, Jr. 

Mrs. Donna McNeal Pursley 

Thomas J. Quigley 

Edward G. Quinn 

Ruth M. Richardson 

Neil M. Richie 

William J. Roos 

William W. Rosenberry 

Sanford H. Sanger 

Britton Saterlee 

Mrs. Betty Housel Schreckengaot 

Charlotte V. Schultz 

Mrs. Mary Gregg Scott 

Jane M. Sears 

Robert E. Shrader 

James W. Shugart 

Pauline M. Simsarian 

Philip H. Stamm 

Katharine E. Steel 

Wilma C. Stohlberg 

Jean S. Stone 

E. June Stott 

Alice K. Thirkield 

Jean P. Truslow 

Mrs. Jeanne Phelps Ullman 

Herbert R. Waters 

J. Alexander Webb 

Roger C. Whitford 

WiUiam S. Wick 

Mary Wolfinger 


Mrs. Lois Needles Barnett 

Marvin H, Brooks 

Anthony G. Diotisalvi 

Ruth A. Ellis 

Mrs. Nora Giavelli Elze 

Edward K. Lank 

Barbara J. Lehr 

Bertram K. McCracken 

Wilda Metzger 

Alta K. Schroder 

Mrs. Joan Schwartzberg Selwyn 

Jack R. Simon 

Walter A. Sprague 

Mary M. Taylor 

Beatrice M. Willig 

Richard D. Wurfel 

'The names listed under this year 
are either non-graduates or Febru- 
ary graduates who gave after they 
left school. The 1948 June grad- 
uates are not listed here since their 
pledges were made before they be- 
came alumni. 


Jane P. Corcoran 
Udella J. Kelchner 
Edward P. O'Loughlin 

Answer to How Good Is Your Memory? on Page 12 

You're right. It's Dr. George B. Lawson. Your re- 
porter caught him the other day standing by his car in 
front of his home. 

Students who attended Bucknell during the two dec- 
ades he taught here will associate with this good likeness 
of Dr. Lawson his salty humor and incisive statements on 
personalities and problems. Always popular with stu- 
dents, he was respected by all who associated, with him. 
For eight years he has been in retirement, living at his 
Brown Street home with his wife and 20-year-old son, 
George, but during the war period he returned to the 
University and taught part-time for three or more years. 

Dr. Lawson came to Bucknell in 1923 on the death of 
Dr. Llewellyn Phillips and became head of the Depart- 
ment of Education. In this position he set up a program 
for practice teaching, engineered through the faculty the 
curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
Education, set up the first extension program and was 
instrumental in inaugurating freshman week and the au- 

tumn con\ocation. In 1924 he left the Department of 
Education and became professor of philosophy, according 
to an understanding with Dr. Hunt at the time he was 
employed. In this position he followed Dr. John Howard 
Harris who had been teaching philosophy at Bucknell for 
35 years. 

One of the things Dr. Lawson's students and friends 
remember best is his acquaintance with the "greats" of his 
time : William James, psychologist : Phillips Brooks, Ly- 
man Beecher, T. DeWitt Tallmadge, Storrs and Cuyler, 
all famed clergymen : and Don Fiske, Plarvard librarian 
and historian. Pie speaks feelingly of Ford, publisher of 
Youth's Companion, and Curtis of the Saturday Evciung 

Son of a distinguished father who occupied important 
pastorates and served the Federal Council of Churches in 
a number of significant positions, it was only natural that 
Dr. Lawson should train for the ministry. After gradu- 
ating from Colgate University and Union Theological 

September 1948 


Seminary, he spent a year studying philosophy and the- 
ology in the University of Bonn, Germany. 

Fifteen years in the mhiistry and eight years as head- 
master of a private academy, a master's degree in educa- 
tion and a doctor of divinity degree were the bacl^ground 
he brought to positions as professor of education in Penn- 
sylvania College for Women for six years and New York 
Univers;t\- for one vear before casting his lot with Buck- 

Dr. Lawson's host of friends wish him manv returns 
of his anniversary in October, when he will be 81. 

Football Previews 

JliX AIlLLER '49 

Bucknell News Service 

WMEN the Bison eleven opens its 66th intercollegiate 
football season against Alfred University in Memo- 
rial Stadium Saturday night, September 25, gridiron 
followers will catch their initial glimpse of the budding 
product of a pigskin re-building program. 

With but 14 letter-winners and a sprinkling of players 
who filled reserve roles on last year's varsity answering 
opening call, it is at once apparent that Coach Harr}' Law- 
rence will depend to a great extent upon material garnered 
from the ranks of the 1947 freshman squad. The 1947 
yearlings swept through their schedule undefeated until 
edged out by a one-touchdown margin by the Penn State 
jayvees in the final game. 

Of the forty-odd varsity candidates who assembled 
August 30 for early practice, the sophomore class repre- 

sentatives exceed the combined total of the junior and 
senior candidates. The roster includes a half-dozen 
seniors, 13 juniors, and two dozen sophomores. 

Despite the dearth of experienced seniors. Coach Law- 
rence is inclined to be a triile optimistic. Stating that he 
is now more familiar with the individual and collective 
merits and shortcomings of his squad, Lawrence asserts 
that the 1948 Bison edition should be "somewhat of an 
improvement over last year's team." 

From an operational point of view. Lawrence plans 
no drastic change of tactics. The Bisons will again strike 
from a single-wing formation, with possible variations of 
the winged -T. Herb Maack will begin his second term 
as line coach, while Jack Guy, freshman tutor last year, 
has been designated to direct the ends. 

The Thundering Herd will face nine foes, including 
four in Memorial Stadium. The highlight of the season 
will occur October 23, when the Bisons come to grips 
with Lafayette in the traditional Homecoming Day battle. 

In addition to the Alfred and Lafayette contests, the 
Bisons also engage Muhlenberg and Gettysburg at home. 
Penn State, Delaware, Temple, Buffalo, and Washington 
and Jefferson, the sole opponent not met last year, will be 
faced on foreign fields. 

The Delaware and Temple games are both slated as 
nocturnal frays. Perhaps the return to arc-light com- 
bat, the first since 1945, augurs success for the Bisons. 
In previous night contests the Orange and Blue gridmen 
have fared well. 

Elsewhere on the fall sports scene, the Baby Bison 
eleven will play a half-dozen contests, with three games 
scheduled for home grounds. Bill Lane '45, who coached 
(Continued on Page 23) 

Order Your Tickets For Homecoming 

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football games. Send your reservations at once to the Athletic Office if you wish good seats. 


Bucknell Athletic Council 
1948 Season 

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Home Games 

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for handling charge. 


September 1948 

Club Activities 

(Coiiliintcd from Page 11) 


Connecticut Bucknellians ! Mark on your calendar 
Thursday, October 7, 1948, for an All-Connecticut 
meeting of Bucknellians. 

Place: Stratfield Hotel, Bridgeport 

Program: President Herbert L. Spencer and 
Alumni Secretary Frank G. Davis '11 
will be guests of the group. 

This part_v was planned at the last meeting of the 
Heating Plant Committee on May 15. Dr. Stanton R. 
Smith '09 was appointed to invite the guests from the 
campus. President Charles Sober '39, Eugene Van 
AVhy '09 and Clifford Holleran '19 constitute the ar- 
rangement committee. 


Twenty-seven Bucknellians (five of them from Ak- 
ron) gathered at the home of President and Mrs. Ray- 
mond Sprenkle on May 22. They spent most of the eve- 
ning playing cards and catching up on Bucknell news. A 
smaller part of the time was given to refreshments and 
the singing of Bucknell songs. 


The picnic was held on June 3, as usual at Sky Top. 
the home of John C. Dight, adopted Bucknellian member 
of the club. A large crowd attended and had a grand 
time. This picnic is a fixture with the Harrisburg Club. 


The Lycoming County Bucknell Alumni Club met in 
the Elks Club at Williamsport on the e\ening of May 6. 
George R. Walters '33, chairman of the banquet committee, 
presided in the absence of President Spencer W. Hill '30. 
President and Mrs. Herbert L. Spencer were guests of 
honor. President Spencer gave a vivid picture of Buck- 
nell today. After his address the group enjoyed a motion 
picture in sound and color, "Bucknell Today." 

Election of of^cers resulted in the following choices : 
president, John C. Decker '36 ; first vice-president, George 
R. Walters '33 : second vice-president, Thomas Wood, Jr. 
'37; secretary. Mable Eck '37; assistant secretary, Mrs. 
Edna Craft Fessler '30; treasurer, Raymond R. Rommelt 
'34 ; assistant treasurer, Wellard T. Guffy '34. 


All roads led to the Merion Cricket Club on the starry 
night of Saturday, May 22. Eor this was the scene of the 
Philadelphia Bucknell Alumni Club's Annual Spring 
Dance. From the sandy beaches of New Jersey, from 
neighboring New York and Delaware, from all parts of 
Pennsylvania, and of course from "The Hill," loyal Buck- 
nellians and their friends came — 487 — to spend a gay eve- 

The dignitaries and the not-so-"dignified", professors 
and students, jitterbugs and old-timers, all joined in danc- 
ing to the lilting strains of Freddie Herrmann and his 
Band. A Paul Jones, now and then, provided much hi- 
larity and succeeded in getting everyone acquainted with 
the others. And the tables at one end of the decorated 
hall were filled with those who preferred to play cards or 
chat — or just to look at the kaleidoscopic scene moving be- 
fore their eyes. 

Above the music could be heard the click of Les Light- 
ner's camera as he recorded for posterity and for The 
Buckucll Alumnus, and even for possible "blackmail," the 
highlights of this gala evening spent under Bucknell's 

There were prizes, too — 110 — and many a Bucknellian 
carried away a new tie or a bottle of wine of an ancient 
vintage or a couple of pairs of nylons. Ask Mrs. Davis 
how she liked her new portable radio and Dr. Davis what 
yardage he got out of his golf balls ! 

Dr. S. Dale Spotts '18 is president of the Philadelphia 
Bucknell Alumni Club and Harry Jenkins, Jr., '35 and 
Thomas W. Speck '37 were chairman and co-chairman of 
the committee that planned and executed this successful 
dance in proper Philadelphia fashion. 


Thirty years ago in September a group of Bucknell 
men in downtown Pittsburgh met at Kaufmann's for 
lunch. On that day a coincidence became a habit, for 
every Thursday noon in those 30 years at least one man 
has been on hand unwittingly to keep the chain unbroken. 
Later they switched from Kaufmann's to the William 
Penn Plotel and still later settled on Childs Restaurant. 

Over those years, on Thursday, many a Bucknellian — 
either a resident of the Pittsburgh area or just passing 
through — has enjoyed the warm fellowship always evi- 
dent. Many a Bucknell problem — from Stadium to Pleat- 
ing Plant — has been tossed into the pot and has come out 
better understood, even if not solved. 

The thirtieth anniversary of this Bison fellowship will 
be celebrated on September 23 at noon at the same old 
place — Childs Restaurant at Fifth and Smithfield. Every 
Alumnus residing in the Pittsburgh area is expected, and 
any Bucknellian who happens to be in the city will be 
warmly welcomed. 

The Western Pennsylvania Bucknell Alumni Club re- 
cently held a party for Bucknell fathers and their sons who 
are members of this year's freshman class. 

Pittsburgh Association of Bucknell Women 

The Pittsburgh Association of Buclcnell Women, Mrs. 
T. Jefferson Miers '26 president, held a tea recently for 
1948 freshman girls from the Pittsburgh area. Girls who 
will enter Bucknell in the fall are : Merilyn Crim, Nancy 
Geltz, Marilyn Hanna, Shirley Hoop, Suzanne Snyder, 
Christine Miers, Elizabeth Pinner, Delta Sowers, Ann 
Steele, Jane Schwartz, Patricia Thompson and Marilyn 
Warner. Girls who received their degrees from Bucknell 
in June, 1948, are : Ann Bailey, Mary Fishel, Carol Fox 
and Elizabeth Simmons. 


Rochester has been experimenting wilh the plan of 
holding all but about one meeting a year in the homes of 
various club members. Attendance the past year a\"eraged 
24. But the picnic on June 12 at Allison Park brought out 
38 Bucknellians and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Smith 
were co-chairmen, assisted by the Benajah Gardners. 
Everybody had a good time. (Officers for the coming year 
are : president, Volney B. Frankel '43 ; vice-president. 
Jack T. Pink '47 ; secretary, Rita Holbrook Sear '37 ; and 
treasurer, Margaret Cornely Schmitt '33. 

September 1948 


Dk. William De\ itt 

A Great Physician Passes 

Dr. William Devitt, founder of Devitt's Camp and 
noted benefactor to humanity by his unceasing fight 
against tuberculosis, died at his home near Allenwood, 
Pennsylvania, on May 20, 194(S. 

A great American, Dr. Devitt sought no reward other 
than a successful battle against the disease which he long 
considered the great scourge of humanity. He was a 
native of Manayunk, Pennsylvania, where his parents 
settled when they came from Ireland. He attended Buck- 
nell Academy from 1894 to 1897. After leaving Bucknell, 
he studied for his profession at the Medico-Chirurgical 
College of Philadelphia, later incorporated into the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. After receiving his degree, he 
practiced medicine in Philadelphia for 17 years. 

From the beginning he took the deepest interest in 
those afflicted with tuberculosis, which half a century ago 
had a high percentage of mortality. In 1912 he sent three 
of his patients to a small farm he owned high up in the 
White Deer Mountains, that they might benefit from the 
invigorating climate, solitude and rest. The patients, lack- 
ing other accommodations, slept in a barn. From this 
early beginning, Devitt's Camp has grown into a nation- 
ally-known and widely-respected institution covering 200 
acres and valued at a half -million dollars. The Camp, a 
non-profit corporation, houses more than a hundred pa- 
tients, most of them coming from Pennsylvania and the 
neighboring states of Maryland, New York, Delaware, 
New Jersey and the District of Columbia, but some from 
as far away as China. 

In 1922 Dr. Devitt went to live at the Camp and de- 
voted (the word in this case is emphatic) the rest of his 
life to the treatment of tubercular men, women and chil- 
dren. In 1928 Bucknell University was proud to confer 
on this distinguished son the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Science. He was a modest man but other honors came 
to him. For four years, 1936-1940, he was a director and 
president of the Pennsylvania Tuberculosis Society. He 
was made a Fellow of the American College of Physicians 

and for a time served as ])resident of the American Col- 
lege of Chest Physicians. 

Pie was a member of numerous medical and allied 
organizations, a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the 
Williamsport Consistory. Throughout his life, William 
Devitt "had a glory" that called upon all his expertness 
and skill and deep religious faith, an intense and selfless 
desire to aid humanity. 

He was 74 years old when he died. During his later 
years he enjoyed such wealth as comes to few men — the 
richness of love, honor and troops of friends, and a reali- 
zation of his life's ambition come to a satisfying fulfill- 

He is survived by his wife, Lida Wendell Devitt; a 
son, William Devitt, Jr. '27, superintendent of the Camp ; 
and a daughter, Mrs. Helen D. Butler '31, of Milton. 

Mrs. W. G. Owens Dies 

Those of us who attended Professor W. G. Owens' 
birtiiday party on May 14 and observed the apparent state 
of health of Mrs. Owens, were shocked to learn of her 
death on July 9, nine days before her 88th birthday. She 
caught cold, which developed into pneumonia, and lived 
only about two weeks. 

Famous for receiving the A.B. degree at the age of 74 
and the M.A. at 78, long after her four children had 
graduated from the University, Mrs. Owens was widely 
known as a leader in the support of missions. Her alert, 
active mind and gracious personality made her a favorite 
in any group. We shall allow the following letter from 
her husband to turn the final page on this charming lady's 

Lewisburg, Pa. 
Dr. Frank Davis, July 15,' 1948. 

Alumni Secretary. 
Dear Sir : 

Your r'ul)licity Department is so efticient that it seems 
all Bucknellians heard of the death of Mrs. Owens as soon 
as it occurred. Many dropped in to express sympathy. 
Others 'phoned. Some sent flowers, and others who 
knew the flowers would fade sent money to some charity 
in the name of Mrs. Owens. Messages came from Maine 
to California and even a cable from Korea, China. Our 
daughters answered some while they were here, but I 
feel that it will not need to be continued as those who sent 
the messages know how we feel. 

Both Mrs. Owens and I have always been interested in 
missions. In fact, I am inclined to believe that, if I had 
not persuaded her that I needed her more than the mis- 
sions did, she would have applied for the foreign field. 
Her check book shows that the last check she drew was 
for missions. 

Mrs. Owens' last illness came on very gradually. For 
several years she insisted that we take a daily walk for 
my health. At first we included Judge Johnson's house, 
then we stopped at the Judd home for a little rest, then 
to the letter box by the President's house, finally to Sixth 

When the doctor sent her to the Evangelical Hospital, 
she was not satisfied and wanted to go home. We had 
two trained nurses besides Elsie, who is also a registered 
nurse. In all her sickness she said she had no pain. At 
3 :00 A. M. on July 9th she passed beyond the veil. 

William G. Owens. 


September 1948 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 
CLYDE p. BAILEY '39 President 921 Jones Law Bklg., Pittsburgh 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26. First Vice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury. N. J. 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, Second Vice-President 501 Bloom St., Danville 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 110 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15. 009 Broad St. Bank Bklg.. Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1049 

W. C. LOWTHER '14, 288 Walton Ave.. South Orange. N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1949 

ARTHUR R. YON '17. The Hotel Flanders. Atlantic City. N. J. Term 
expires 1950 

S. DALE SPOTTS '18. 306 S. 12th St.. Philadelphia 7. Term expires 1950 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25. 501 Bloom St.. Danville. Term expires 1950 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26. 177 Briar Hill Lane. Woodbury. N. .1. Term 
expires 1951 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29. 921 Jones Law Bklg.. Pittsburgh. Term expires 

HERBERT L. SPENCER. University Avenue, Lewi.sburg 

Clubs, 1948-49 

September is the month when chib meetings start. 
Somehow, Ahimni usuahy meet during the months when 
college is in session. Maybe there is something in that 
besides habit. Maybe when September comes we begin 
to think of those going-to-college days— perhaps the first 
time we saw the old place as freshmen— and nostalgia is 

Anyhow, that's the season when everyone from first 
grade up is starting to school. Football takes control and 
the college pennant almost becomes temporarily the Amer- 
ican flag. The old grads flock back to Homecoming and 
other games, and the college spirit reaches its seasonal 

Then Bill and Joe and Maze and Sally want to get to- 
gether with other Alumni and live over again those good 
old days. The Alumni club is the outlet for their en- 

But there is another side to it. Alma Mater needs the 
loyalty and enthusiasm of every former student. She 
can't "go it alone." She is not a pile of brick and stone 
inhabited by students and professors. She is everyone 
who ever sat in her class rooms, attended her football 
games, participated in any of her activities. She is a com- 
posite of everyone who ever looked to her for guidance 
and looked back later with the wish that he had appre- 
ciated her a little more. 

We go through college but once. We have the privi- 
lege of living those "four best years" over again and again 
as we gather with kindred spirits in our Alumni clubs. 

Mwmnus Gets "New Look" 

Beginning October 15, 1948, the Aluuiiuis will add 
three issues in the form of a four-column, eight-page 
newspaper, to be published on the 15th of October, Janu- 
ary and April. The Alumnus has been a 32-page mag- 

azine published in September, December, March and 
June. Beginning with the current issue, the magazine 
is being reduced to 24 pages and will continue to be pub- 
lished quarterly as before. It will remain the chief organ 
of the General Alumni Association and will carry such 
materials as heretofore — special features on individual 
Alumni and stories of big Bucknell events, such as Com- 
mencement, Homecoming and the Birthday of Alma 
Mater. As usual it will feature Alumni clubs, classes, 
class reunions and a large ofifering of Alumni personals. 

The newspaper edition will carry timely materials on 
college activities and such personal comment as cannot be 
handled in the magazine. The main ad\-antage, in the 
opinion of the Board of Directors, will be that during the 
college year the contents of both papers will be consider- 
ably more up-to-date than is possible with the present 

Alumni are requested to send to the Alumni Office 
materials which will l)e of interest to Bucknellians. 

_ Board of Directors Increased 

At the meeting of the lieneral Assembly on June 4. 
1948, a motion was carried to the eft'ect that President 
Bailey should appoint a committee of seven or nine to pro- 
pose an amendment to the constitution of the General 
Alumni Association which would permit the enlargement 
of the Board of Directors. This motion by James F. Mc- 
Clure xT3 followed considerable discussion introduced by 
Andrew R. Mathieson '20, Alumni Trustee. 

It was the feeling of the group that the Board of Di- 
rectors should be more widely distributed geographically. 

The committee will be announced in the October 

Class Presidents Breakfast 

Class Presidents met with the .Mumni Secretary for break- 
fast Saturday morning, June 5. 

Present were; Mrs. Elvie Coleman Herpel '03; Clair G. 
Spangler, M.D., '25; Howard V. Fisher, Esq.. '13; S. M. Dav- 
enport, M.D., '16; Lewis E. Theiss, Litt.D.. '02; Clair Groover, 
Esq 'IS- George F. Haines '43; Roy B. Mulkie '98: Albert R. 
Garrier, M.D., '99; Carl L. Millward, Pd.D., '06; Robert W. 
Thompson '04. 

The secretary reported to the group on plans of the General 
Alumni Association and urged that all presidents who have not 
already done so appoint fund managers, in preparation for 
development of the Alumni fund. Some problems of class 
presidents were discussed. 

Bison Club Inaugurates Service 

Alumni have probably already received a pre-season ap- 
praisal of the 1948 football season. This sheet was mailed to 
every Bucknell Alumnus. Hereafter throughout the season the 
membership of the club will receive, early each week, reports on 
the previous week's games. 

If sufficient interest is evidenced the service will be continued 
throughout the year for other sports. 

The first bulletin contains an application for Bison Club 
membership. The bulletins are being prepared by the Public 
Relations Office. 

September 1948 

Football Previews 

(Continued from Page 19) 
the soccer team last year, will return to football as fresh- 
man mentor. He will issue first call for )'earling practice 
September 14 in preparation for the opening game Octo- 
ber 9. 

The soccer team will initiate an eight-game card Octo- 
ber 2 against Penn State. Temple, Western Maryland, 
Johns Hopkins and Gettysburg are listed to invade North 
Field during the season. Last year the Bison hooters 
shared the co-championship of the Middle Atlantic States 
Soccer Conference with Rutgers after the teams battled 
for three extra periods to a 2-2 deadlock. Joe Diblin '40 
has been appointed soccer coach. 

ALUMNI : Due to the reduced size of the Alitiiiims 
and the large amount of space required to list your gifts 
to Bucknell, many important and interesting reports 
had to be omitted. Much of this will be printed in 
October and December issues. 


Have you ever attended the 


Don't miss it 
in the 


Immediately after the Homecoming Game 

Plenty of Refreshments 
Lots of Fun 


has reserved 

a block of seats 

at the 



How about a block for 



Meet Your Friends 

at the 




9 o'clock 


Do you have a Bucknell Master's Degree 
in Education ? 

If so, come back home 
Friday Evening, October 8, 1948 

First annual meeting of your group. 
Have a good time. 

Hear George Bailey x'27, entertainer deluxe 


Saturday, October 9 

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for Your Bucknell Friends 


Twin decks backed with photo of Old Main ( 1 
orange, 1 blue edging) — or single deck with 
etching of Old Main, grey with black and white. 
Attractively boxed. $1.00 per deck. 

Order from June Stewart (Mortar Board) , Hon- 
or House, Lewisburg, Pa. 


An album of songs by the Bucknell Glee Club — 
four double records. $4.50. 

Order from the Bucknell School of Music. 


$2.00 to $10.00, depending on number of years 
out of college, Write to Frank G. Davis, Bison 
Club Secretary. 


Heavy lOk gold, onyx or sardonyx stone, $24.60 

(fraternity seal, $3.00 additional). Ruby or 

sapphire faceted stone, $30.30 (not drillable for 


Order from the Alumni Office. 


by Lewis E. Theiss '02, $3.50 
Order from the Alumni Office. 

^K 7^at ^^^ue 


Alumni Fund 22 

Alumni Fund Report 13 

Alumni on Faculty 6 

Alumni Trustee Committee 9 

x'Vre You Neglecting Your Family ... 5 

Articles on Alumni 

Lester K. Ade 5 

Charles E. Bunnell '.\ 7- 

Flora Clymer 8 

Florence E. Dolph 5 

Elizabeth M. Kates 10 

Mabel Grier Lesher 7 

William G. Owens 12 

Earl M. Richards 6 

Anna Gilchrist Strong 12 

Sue Weddell 9 

Bucknell Guidance Workshop 9 

Class of 1923 4 

Class Reports 14 

Club Activities 12 

Date— 1909 10 

Foreign Countries Represented 10 

Gift Suggestions 2 

Homecoming 4 

C. Minor Moore 11 

President Writes 3 

School of Music 8 

Sigma Chi 6 

Sports 11 

They Represented Bucknell 5 

What Bucknellians Are Doing 18 

Who's Who in Engineering 7 

Front cover picture by Joseph 
Rubinstein '30. 

Back cover picture looking down the 
Hill toward Sigma Chi House. 


Published in January, March, April, June, 

September, October and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 
30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24. 1912. 


Volume XXXIII No. 3 December 1948 


Dear Bucknellians: 

More than a year ago, your Alumni Association voted to set up an 
annual Alumni Fund like those which have been so successful at other 
colleges. The basic idea of such a fund is moderate gifts every year from 
many Alumni rather than occasional large gifts from the few. 

Then came the unexpected Heating Plant crisis and campaign. It 
was agreed that gifts to this cause would also be credited to the Alumni 

I am delighted with the splendid start you have given the Fund 
through your Heating Plant contributions. I extend my congratula- 
tions and sincere thanks to all who cooperated in this important under- 

About 2,500 of the University's 11,000 Alumni, by their gifts to 
the Heating Plant, have been listed as contributors to the Alumni Fund 
in its first year. They have enabled us to proceed with construction of 
the Plant and, at the same time, have made the Alumni Fund a very 
welcome reality. 

Bucknellians in 12 more areas will be approached for gifts to the 
Heating Plant campaign in the next month or so. As in the case of those 
who have already subscribed. Alumni who respond to this appeal will 
also be credited with a gift to the Alumni Fund. 

In the regions covered by the drive thus far, a number of Alumni 
who could not give at that time indicated their desire to make a con- 
tribution to Alma Mater at a later date. I hope that many of them will 
find it possible to make a gift to the Alumni Fund during the current year. 

Alumni giving has become a necessity if our privately-endowed in- 
stitutions are to survive. As you all know, endowment income has been 
drastically cut by the economic situation of the past few years. We 
cannot, however, afford to allow Bucknell's standards to decline. That 
might mean removal from her present high rank among American col- 
leges. ' 

I sincerely hope that you will show your affection for Alma Mater 
and your concern for her continued advancement by giving annually 
whatever your circumstances permit. Through your contributions to 
the Alumni Fund, you can help us make Bucknell the college we all want 
her to be. 

Yours for a happy holiday season and a greater Bucknell, 

Herbert L. Spencer 

December 1948 

Homecoming, 1948 

THE day dawned fair but, in accordance with all news- 
paper, and radio predictions, a steady rain was falling 
at game time. The field was like oil, but neither team 
fumbled once. In fact, the first half was quite satisfac- 
tory, the score being 7-7 at the half. Between halves, 
however, the Lafayette coach must have given his men 
individual shots of adrenalin, for his two teams came back 
with a drive that Bucknell's one team could not stop, and 
the final score was 19-7, which very well indicated the 
comparative strength of the opponents. 

Perhaps you may think the rain and the score made it 
a dull day. Not so. We were thrilled by the play of the 
team, which was expected to be defeated by a much larger 
score. The Alumni who came back had seen the decorated 
fraternity houses (the Phi Gams had won the cup ofifered 
by Omicron Delta Kappa), they had seen the freshman- 
sophomore scrap, which brought back memories of those 
days when we were able to tussle without the danger of a 
thrombosis. A large group of them had attended the Bison 
Club Breakfast and heard the glowing reports of the suc- 
cess of the club drive for members and funds. Nearly 50 
members had contributed more than a thousand dollars 
since September 15. 

A group of club presidents had attended a steak dinner 
at the Lewisburg Inn and had a fine time. Presidents of 
16 clubs discussed their problems and got acquainted. The 
Club Presidents' Luncheon is coming to be an institution 
at Homecoming. 

But the big get-acquainted party took place immediate- 
ly after the ball game. It has come to be known as the 
"Bison Roundup" and is really a big roundup of Buck- 
nellians of all classes where anything can happen. While 
the band played, the Class of '23 held a meeting in the east 
bleachers and, under the leadership of Dalzell M. Griffith, 
25 quarter-centuryites planned a big time next spring. The 
President and Mrs. Spencer, along with President Clyde 
Bailey of the General Alumni Association and Mrs. 
Bailey, formed the abbreviated reception line. Presidents 
of Alumni clubs, faculty members who have been on the 
campus for 20 years or more, and a group of Lewisburg 
Alumni served on the reception committee and directed 
newcomers to the reception line whenever they could sep- 
arate Bill and Sally from Joe and Mary. 

A turkey dinner was ser\'ed at the Alen's Dining Room, 
many Alumni ate at fraternity symposia, and at 9 o'clock 
people began streaming into the gymnasium for the an- 
nual Alumni dance. This was another opportunity for 
people to review the past, and they made good tise of it. 
Some came "just for an hour" but all stayed til! the good 
night tune was played. We left the Gym feeling that it had 
been a grand day. It had been. 

Sunday morning came, traditionally, with glaring sun- 
shine. Homecoming Bucknellians were up bright and 
early and crowded into the various local churches. In the 
afternoon there was open-house at all fraternities, sorority 
suites and women's dormitories, and everywhere we went 
we found large numbers of old-timers still hanging around 
the place. A few, reluctant to leave, remained till Monday. 

Well, only 10 more months and there will be another 
Homecoming. Plan now to come early and stay late ! 

Board of Directors, General Alumni Association at 

Home Coming Meeting 
L. to r. (.standing) : W. C. Lo\vther '14, Arthur Yon '17, Frank 
G. Davis '11, Roy E. Nieodemus x'25; {seated) : S. Dale Spotts 
•17, Emma E. Dillon '15, Clyde P. Bailey '29, Kenneth W. Slifer 
'26, Fred 0. Schnure '1-1. Dayton L. Ranck '16. 

Class of '23 Holds Homecoming 

Under the leadership of Dalzell M. Griffith, head of 
the Department of Civil Engineering, 20 members of the 
Class of 1923 met on the bleachers of the Davis Gymna- 
sium on October 23 during the Bison Roundup. 

Although no preparations had been made for their 
twenty-fifth reunion in June, more than a dozen of them 
were back "rarin' to go" and cussin' because no reunion 
had been planned. Out of that meeting came the decision 
to get together at Homecoming to plan for a belated re- 
union next June. From all appearances it will be a grand 
party and class members had better begin to plan for it 

Those who returned for Homecoming were : 

J. H. Jolly 

Harry W. Jones 

Dr. Mario V. Martin 

Norman W. Morgan 

Katherine Owens (Hayden) 

Samuel H. Rickard, Jr. 

Eugene S. Biddle 

Lyell Carr 

Robert M. Dawson 

Eli R. S. DeTurk 

Margaret Fowler (Smith) 

Dr. Andrew M. Gehret 

Mildred Hayden (Milligan) Walter B. Shaw 

Mary Heilman (Sowers) H. J. White 

Florence Horam (Mask) Foster C. Wilson 

Leicester H. Horam 

The Committee on Arrangements consists of Harry W. 
Jones, Mt. Carmel ; Foster C. Wilson, Milton ; Luther F. 
Miller, Sunbury ; Leicester H. Horam, Shamokin ; and 
Dalzell M. Griffith, Lewisburg 

Save February 5 


The President Greets 

THE Bison Club and 

Bill Irvin Enjoys a 

Good Story 

December 1948 

Florence E. Dolph 

Florence Dolph, 101, 

Greets Bucknellians 

The charming little lady pictured above is Bucknell's 
oldest member of the Alumni Association. She is Miss 
Florence Dolph of the Institute Class of 1868, who was 
honored with a scroll at the 1947 June Commencement. 

A letter from her niece. Miss Florence Robertson, 
says that she is about daily, doing small chores about the 
house, rides out and has greatly enjoyed the fall foliage. 
She plays the violin but feels she must practise a bit more 
regularly if she is to play for guests. 

The picture was in answer to the London Times' won- 
dering if the bannister sliding, featured in the newspapers 
on her birthday, was a sort of publicity stunt and if she 
spent the rest of the day in a wheelchair, perhaps. 

Miss Dolph will be 102 years old on May 19 of next 
year. That's a long time. Why not send her a card at 
Christmas as well as on her birthday? 

Ade '21 Experiences Iron Curtain 

Dr. Lester K. Ade, deputy director of education in 
the American Zone in Germany, has had an experience 
few Americans can duplicate. He was arrested near 
the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and held for five hours. 
He reports that the Russians did not push him around 
but asked "dozens and dozens of questions" and then 
put him in a dark cell for an hour. After that they told 
him he w-as free. One question was whether Wallace 
would be elected. 

Dr. Ade was formerly president of the New Haven 
State Teachers College and later state superintendent 
of public instruction in Pennsylvania. Following his 
state assignment, he was president of Mansfield State 
Teachers College in Pennsylvania. During and since 
World War II, he has held many important educa- 
tional assignments. 

Are YOU Neglecting your Family? 

Larry Ashman '51 

THE Population Reference Bureau of Washington, D. 
C, has been making studies to ascertain if those who 
have been in college are having the slightly more than two 
children per graduate required to replace themselves. The 
Bureau selected the graduates of the 25th reunion class for 
comparisons of the numbers of children of the graduates 
of various colleges since, because of their age, their fami- 
lies are almost complete. 

The Bureau finds that our nation is faced with the 
problem of shrinking families of thinking people. Buck- 
nell University graduates for the years of 1923 and 1938 
were included in the survey, which shows — rather alarm- 
ingly — that we aren't too near the top. For the Class of 
1923, for instance, the figures show an average of 1.47 
children per male graduate and 1.50 children per woman 
graduate. Their record is 1.43 and 1.21, respectively, 
belozv the all-high established by Utah State Agricultural 

The records for 1938 reveal an average of 1.05 chil- 
dren per male graduate and 0.96 children per woman 
graduate. Again, we find that Bucknell is 0.96 and 0.89, 
respectively, below the high for that year, also established 
by Utah State Agricultural College. 

Men graduates of the class of 1923 from 66 colleges 
reported only 1.76 children apiece. The women graduates 
of the same class from 70 colleges average but 1.2$ off- 
spring each. 

The Bucknell Classes of '24 and '39 will receive ques- 
tionnaires in this year's survey. W' e hope each class mem- 
ber will co-operate in order that the survey will be accu- 

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They Represented Bucknell 

The following Alumni have represented President 
Herbert L. Spencer at several college and university 
functions recently : James A. EUery '30 at the inaugu- 
ration of the president of Heidelberg College ; Alfred 
B. Haas '33 at the inauguration of the president of 
Drew University ; Heber W. Youngken '09 at the Fif- 
tieth Anniversary Convocation of Northeastern Uni- 
versity ; and Cyrus B. Follmer '16 at the Centennial 
ceremony of the University of Ottawa. 

December 1948 

Recent Alumni Added to Faculty 

Here are eight additional Alumni who have been 
added to Bucknell's faculty this last year: 

David Bowler '48 left Bucknell after three semesters 
to join the Navy. He served in communications in the 
United States, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands for 21 
months. He returned in 1946, got his degree last June, 
and is now full-time instructor in electrical engineering. 

Emily Kelly who graduated in '46 and married 
Howard Carlough '50 the same year, got her master's 
degree in education in June, 1948. and is now living in 
Bucknell Village and teaching in the University's Com- 
mercial Department. 

Joseph A. Diblin '40 enlisted in the Army Air Force 
directly after graduation and served there for five years. 
He got his wings in Mississippi, then became flight 
instructor for B-24's at Smyrna, Tennessee, where he 
attained the rank of captain and served as director of 
training until the war's end. He returned to Bucknell 
and after receiving his master's degree in 1946 became 
assistant athletic coach and teacher of English and 
French in the Lewisburg High School. In addition, he 
taught aeronautics and conducted the Air-Age Work- 
shop for two summer sessions at Bucknell and this fall 
was appointed soccer coach here. 

Raymond Irwin '47 dropped out of college to serve 
with the 8th Army Air Force for two years, returned 
for his B.A. degree, became assistant director of the 
Second-Century Development Program and this fall 
was made director of the Bucknell Placement Bureau. 

Bob Megargel x'47 has come back to the campus 
from The Harrisburg Evening Nezvs to become Buck- 
nell's first full-time sports publicity man since the war. 

Ruth Purdy Rautenstrauch M.A. '48, an instructor 
in sociology, earned her undergraduate degree at Mere- 
dith College, did personnel work for Curtiss- Wright 
Corporation during World War II, acted as vocational 
appraiser in the Psychology Department at North Car- 
olina State College and last summer began work on her 
Ph.D. at Columbia. 

Edgar Smith '47 dropped out of Bucknell in the 
middle of his junior year and spent three years in the 
Army. He served in the South Pacific and was in Aus- 
tria when the war ended. He got his master's degree 
at Bucknell in 1948 and is now an instructor in English. 

John Zeller '41 received his master's degree in 1942. 
served in the Armed Forces four and one-half years, 
two and one-half years as an instructor at Fort Sill, 
the rest of the time in Italy. He got his LL.B. from 
the University of Pennsylvania last June and is now 
instructor in law on the campus and working out his 
clerkship in the office of Cloyd N. Steininger '03. 

come from Yale, Duke, Harvard, Temple, Ohio State. 
Marburg University (Germany), Hamilton, Univer- 
sity of Michigan, Penn State, University of Cincinnati, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell, Rut- 
gers, Montclair State Teachers College and the Juil- 
liard School of Music. 

There are now on the Hill 137 faculty members on 
the regular staff. With the assistants, extension divi- 
sion instructors and emeriti added to this number, 
there are 183 men and women on Bucknell's faculty 

L. to v.: Malcolm E. Musser '18, Andrew R. Mathieson '20, E. A. Snyder 
'U. President Spencer. Alvin S. Houck '49, chapter president. 

Sigma Chi Breaks Ground 

One important Homecoming celebration was the 
ground breaking for the new Sigma Chi fraternity house 
which will stand on University property southeast of the 
Vaughan Literature Building. 

Andrew R. Mathieson '20 was master of ceremonies, 
President Herbert L. Spencer spoke and Edgar A. Snyder 
'11 lifted the first spadeful of earth. Before performing 
this ceremony, he called on Dean ^Malcolm E. Musser '18 
for a prayer. 

Each speaker in turn paid tribute to the contribution 
of the fraternity to the life of the University. 

The ceremony was concluded with the singing of the 
Sigma Chi song. 

Richards '13 Among 

"Men of Industry" 

Earl Richards, Bucknell Trustee and vice-president of 
Republic Steel, is the subject of a three-column sketch in 
the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator on July 4, 1948. 

Among the qualities listed are vigor, strength, power 
of concentration, ability to avoid worry, orderliness and 
forthrightness. His job, in charge of operations of this 
large company, requires all of these characteristics. 

Richards' rapid rise began the summer after his junior 
year in college when the chief engineer of the Westing- 
house Airbrake Company, where he worked, presented an 
intricate problem to a number of his top-flight engineers. 
The youngster got hold of the problem and was promoted 
when the boss saw a copy of the solution. The man who 
found this budding Bucknell engineer was Dr. S. W. 
Dudley, now professor at Yale University. 

His post-college experience has been with the West- 
inghouse Airbrake Companj-, the U. S. Railroad Admin- 
istration in the First World War, Jones and Laughliii 
Steel Corporation and Republic Steel. After the war he 
was in consulting engineering on his own for five years 
before going to Jones and Laughlin. 

Richards believes that 90 per cent of American indus- 
try is "on the square" and would like to have it said of 
him, "He played the game on the square." And he empha- 
sizes the importance of considering the personalities of 
his associates. These associates gave him, when he went 
to his present position, a plaque "in memory of our splen- 

December 1948 

did relationships with you and in token of our sincere re- 
gard and esteem." 

We BucknelHans know Richards as a top scholar and 
athlete in college and one of the University's most suc- 
cessful Alumni. He has been a trustee of Bucknell since 
1934 and in 1946 received the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Science. Dr. Richards and his wife live at 2824 Drum- 
mond Road, Shaker Heights, Cleveland 20, Ohio. Their 
daughter, a graduate of Wellesley, is married and has two 
children, three and five, who, according to this Alumnus, 
are his "softest spot." 

Dr. Lesher Urges Social 

Disease Education 

Dr. Mabel Grier Lesher '01, in speaking before the 
12th National Social Hygiene Day conference in Phila- 
delphia recently, urged that ever)' child be educated to the 
danger of social diseases. She said : "We should not keep 
our young people ignorant of their social development. 
If they are kept ignorant on this important matter, they 
enter married life in that state." 

Dr. Lesher received the A.B. and A.M. degrees at 
Bucknell, w"here she graduated with high honors after a 
very active college career. In 1905 she received the M.D. 
degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. 

She spent a number of years as a medical missionary 
in China ; she has taught at New York University. Rutgers 
University and Trenton State Teachers College, in the 
field of social hygiene. 

The subject of this sketch married Charles Bvron 
Lesher '01. M.D., in 1908. Their daughter, :\Iabel,''is a 
graduate of Bucknell in the Class of 1933. 

The two Doctors Lesher are living at 331 Penn Street, 
Camden, 'New Jersey. 

A New John Howard Harris Arrives 

Dr. Mary B. Harris received a telephone call not long 
ago announcing the arrival of John Howard Harris, great- 
great-grandson and namesake of her famous father, who 
was president of Bucknell for 30 years. Young John's 
father is Dr. George Harris, Jr. x'34, Detroit orthodontist, 
who served three years in the Navy after recei"\ang the 
degrees of D.D.S. and M.S. at the University of Michigan. 

We hope the recently-arrived John Howard Harris 
makes Bucknell his alma mater and that he grows to the 
stature of his illustrious great-great-grandparent. 

Who's Who in Engineering lists eight BucknelHans in 
addition to President Herbert L. Spencer. This bio- 
graphical compendium of persons of distinction in 
engineering includes the following: Albert H. Cooper, 
professor of chemical engineering: W'arren D. Garman, 
associate professor of mechanical engineering; Dalzell 
M. Griffith '23, professor of civil engineering; George 
A. Irland '15, professor of electrical engineering; 
George M. Kunkel '19, associate professor of mechani- 
cal engineering ; John C. Reed, professor of mechani- 
cal engineering; William H. Schuyler '15, assistant 
professor of chemical engineering ; and Harold A. Shaf- 
fer '13, associate professor of engineering drawing. 

Charles E. Bunnell 

Charles E. Bunnell '00 

Excerpts from an editorial in the Fairbanks (Alaska) 
Daily News-Miner, October 7, 1948: 

"Resignation of Charles Ernest Bunnell as president of 
the University of Alaska . . . will mark the close of the 
colorful and distinguished career of one of the foremost 
educators of the Pacific Northwest ... In December, 
1921, having assumed the presidency (of the then non- 
existing institution ) , he stood on a hilltop wondering how 
he was going to turn $60,000 — appropriated by the Alaska 
legislature for the purpose — into a college . . . On that 
same hilltop (now) stands the cluster of frame and con- 
crete structures whose halls and classrooms . . . have 
drawn students and educators from every state in the 
union and from many foreign nations. 

"Nine months after he assumed the duties of presi- 
dent on December 7, 1921, the Alaska Agricultural Col- 
lege and School of Mines opened its doors and the stu- 
dent body — all six of them — filed in . . . Today more 
than 5000 Alaskans have completed the L^niversitj^'s short 
course in mining . . . Alore than 100 graduates of the 
School of Mines are holding down important engineering 
posts . . . Sourdough farmers have learned to look to the 
LTniversity's agricultural experiment stations . . . for ad- 
vice. Fur breeders journey to the University's experi- 
mental station . . . 

"... The college museum houses 75.000 specimens of 
Arctic artifacts . . . and scores of exhibits of prehistoric 
monsters . . . the federal government has agreed to erect 
a $975,000 geophysical institute. A $4,000,000 laboratory' 
for problems of public and personal health (will be in 
service) shortly.' 

"Dr. Bunnell has achieved a distinction equalled by 
few in the field of pedagog^^ He is known as a man who 
worlds in his shirt sleeves with dignity . . . 

"Upon his retirement next July, it will not be neces- 
sary for well-meaning Alaskans to congregate for dis- 
cussion of a monument to Dr. Charles E. Bunnell. 

"He has already built it himself." 

Bunnell came to Bucknell in 1896 from a farm near 


December 1948 

Dimock, Pennsylvania. He won the freshman declama- 
tion prize that first year, played football as quarterback 
when Christj^ Mathewson held the fullback position. He 
was manager of Bucknell's baseball team, received a SlOO 
gold watch for the best Commencement oration and gradu- 
ated siimma cum laude in 1900. 

He went to Alaska that same year to take a job just 
vacated by another BuckneUian, Robert G. Slifer '98 — 
that of teaching in a mission school on Wood Island near 
Kodiak. He has lived in the Territory ever since. During 
his early years there he taught school, managed a hotel, 
ran a bank and read law books at night. He was ad- 
mitted to the Alaska bar and in 1914 was appointed U. S. 
judge of the Fourth Judicial Di\-ision, the post he left 
seven years later to accept the presidency of the Uni- 

In 1901 he returned to "the States" and married Mary 
Ann Kline '00, a classmate. They have one daughter, 
Jean, who is a graduate of Leland Stanford and has had 
extended training at the Universitj- of Grenoble in France. 

Charles Bunnell has not visited his home state fre- 
quently in the past 48 years. He received his master's 
degree in 1902 and came to Lewisburg again in 1925 to 
accept the degree of LL.D. Of this he said, "That was 
one of the proudest moments of my life. Aly -Alma Alater 
had honored me with the best at her command." 

A man of high ideals and fighting spirit, Bunnell has 
always been in there pitching when the good of Alaska 
and her people were concerned. He has had a prominent 
part in changing Alaska from a swashbuckling, lawless 
frontier territon,- to a law-abiding, civilized communit}-. 
He began and organized the Farthest North College and 
throughout the years has guided its steady academic 
grovrth. Today the graduates of its School of Mines and 
Civil Engineering hold first rank along with those of the 
major colleges in the United States and Canada. The 
Rockefeller Institute collaborates with its Department of 
Physics in aurora borealis research, the Carnegie Insti- 
tution of Washington directs the studies in ionosphere 
and radio, and its extension courses in home economics, 
mining and agriculture ser\-e throughout the great Ter- 
ritory. To quote a former issue of the ALUMNUS 
(March, 1945), "Whatever developments may be ahead 
for Alaska, her future will bear the stamp of Bucknell 
through her University president." 

Time (December 16. 1946) reports when Pennsyl- 
vania-born, Bucknell-educated Charles Ernest Bunnell 
was asked how he would like to start a college in Alaska 
and become its president, he replied he would on one 
condition — that whenever he decided the college could 
get along without him, he would quit. 

When, on July 1, 1949, his resignation becomes effec- 
tive and by unanimous vote of the Board of Regents he 
becomes President-emeritus of the University, he will 
have attained that which comes only rarely to men — 
concrete evidence of the fruition of the high hopes and 
dreams of his young manhood. 

Reverend Flora Clymer '93 


Homecoming is over and Bucknellians are looking for- 
ward to a red letter day, the fifth of February — BUCK- 
NELL'S BIRTHDAY. Already many clubs are planning 
big celebrations. Yours is probably one of them. ^lark 
the date, February 5, on your calendar now and write to 
your club president asking for the time, place and tj'pe of 
the celebration. 

Flora Clymer '93 

The campus was recently 
honored by a visit from Flora 
M. Clymer, who has been 
ser^-ing the Greenwich Light 
Baptist Church in Philadel- 
phia as pastor for the past 47 
years near the soft coal docks 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 
She started her service there 
when it was not altogether 
safe for a woman to travel in 
that district. Over the years, 
however, she has become the 
angel of the area and the per- 
son who would harm her 
would be in grave danger from 

her host of friends who have 
accepted her leadership for nearly a half-centur}-. 

On the campus she was the guest of the University" at 
dinner and called on President and Mrs. Spencer. 

?iliss Clymer was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ar- 
thur Nichols and Mr. E. K. Mahoun. Mr. Mahoun is a 
deacon of her church, ]Mrs. Nichols is the organist, while 
her husband plays the cornet in the choir. 

The group was taking a leisurely trip through scenic 
Pennsylvania, with a visit to Bucknell as the highlight of 
the tour. 

Notes From The School of Music 

Harold E. Cook 

Bucknell graduates and friends will be glad to learn 
that the Department of Music is now offering a Bachelor 
of Music degree for those students whose primarj- interest 
is in musical performance, and a Bachelor of Science in 
Music Education for teachers and super\-isors of music in 
the public schools. As in the past, a major or minor in 
music, or electives in practical or theoretical music, may 
be chosen by any liberal arts student. State certification 
has been received for the music education degree and the 
first class of candidates in these two fields of concentration 
began work in September. 

Russell ^filler, the new violinist on our music staff and 
conductor of the Bucknell University- Symphony Orches- 
tra, played 34 concerts in the Woodstock (New York) 
String Quartet during the summer months. He was a 
member of the New Orleans Symphony for a year and has 
done a great amount of playing in orchestral and ensemble 
groups in the South and around New York City. Campus 
life is to be enriched by music from several ensemble 
groups doing chamber music under Mr. Miller's guidance 
and a series of Sunday afternoon programs is planned for 
the winter. The Symphony now has 40 enthusiastic mem- 

The annual tour of the Bucknell University Men's Glee 
Club will take place from January' 30 to Februan,- 4. En- 
gagements include : Lansdale, Norristown. Ardmore, 
Philadelphia (broadcast over WFIL), Woodburj-, N. J., 
Salem, 5s'. J., Wilmington. Del., Coatesville, West York, 
Hanover, Frederick. Md., Baltimore (concert and broad- 
cast over WMCP-FM) and Washington, D. C. An album 

December 1948 

of four records was made by the Club in /\pril and is on 
sale at the Music Department office. The group is active 
throughout the school year and available for concerts 
wherever expenses can be guaranteed. A limited budget 
prevents further tra\'el after the tour unless these condi- 
tions can be met. 

The annual presentation by the Department of Music 
of Handel's "Messiah" will take place in Davis Gymna- 
sium, Sunday, December 12, at 8:15 p. m. The soloists 
and a chorus of 150 students and local musicians will be 
accompanied by the Bucknell Symphony Orchestra. This 
is a hearty invitation to come back to sing or listen. 

The Women's Glee Club will be on tour between 
March 31 and April 13. They have not decided definitely 
upon all of the engagements at this time but will be in 
the New York-Philadelphia area and have plans to 

Sue Weddell '12 

SueWeddell on Important Mission 

Sue Weddell '12, secretary 
for the India and Pakistan sec- 
tor of the Foreign Missions 
Conference, sailed August 6 
on board the Queen Elisabeth 
on a triple mission. She met 
with 50 women from around 
the world to consider the re- 
sults of an international study 
of the "Place of Women in the 
Church" ; next she attended 
the first assembly of the World 
Council of Churches in Ams- 
terdam during late August and 
early September ; and then 
went on to the sessions of 
the International Missionary 
Council in Leyden, the Netherlands. Following this she 
continued her journey to India and Pakistan in connection 
with her secretaryship. 

That is the story boiled down to the bare essentials. 
Let's clothe them with a few details. They make inter- 
esting reading. 

Sue. one of seven children in this interesting family 
(father, son and two daughters, Bucknellians), is a dis- 
tinguished-looking person with white hair and grey-blue 
eyes. She never dreamed when she was handed her di- 
ploma up in Commencement Hall of Old Main in 1912 that 
one day she would be in London attending an annual con- 
ference of British Missionary Societies ; that she would 
be one of 10 women from the whole of North America to 
be sent to a World Conference in India ; that she would be 
president of the Missionary Education Movement of the 
United States and Canada : for one year president of the 
Foreign Mission Conference of North America. Little 
did she imagine that she would be one of the consultants 
of the Federal Council of Churches at the first great meet- 
ing of the United Nations at San Francisco, or that she 
would be the author of some half-dozen books, mainly on 
religious subjects. She couldn't look into the future and 
learn that, 36 years after receiving that Bucknell degree, 
she would be sailing for Europe on the world's largest pas- 
senger liner as a delegate to the first assembly of the great 
World Council of Churches in Amsterdam, and that she 

would be one of 50 women from all parts of the world 
appointed to a conference to consider a phase of church 
work of world-wide interest. 

"It was a truly ecumenical experience even to the 
sleeping," our Bucknellian writes of this last conference. 
"The number of delegates is significant . . . when 
you realize the very great divergence of practice and opin- 
ion around the world, it seems a miracle that these 50 
women could come together." Three college presidents 
were among the delegates, Dr. Wu of Nanking, China; 
Sarah Chakke of Lucknow, India, and Mildred McAfee 
Horton of Wellesley. Sue roomed with the wife of the 
Bishop of Chichester and "blessed" Mrs. Niemoeller. 

After the World Council of Churches Assembly, in 
Amsterdam. Sue continued her journey to Leyden, the 
Netherlands, where in the sessions of the International 
Foreign Missionary Council she represented the Foreign 
Missions Conference (an interdenominational Protestant 
agency made up of 108 foreign mission boards in the 
LTnited States and Canada). As secretary for the India 
and Pakistan sector of the Foreign Missions Conference, 
she then continued her trip to Bombay. "I will be going," 
she wrote, "either by freighter out of Antwerp, iyi weeks, 
or if this passage fails, I have air passage to Bombay, 
leaving here October 4 and arriving October 5 ! ! 1" An 
overnight journey from the shores of Western Europe to 
Bombay on the shores of the Arabian Sea ! This im- 
presses on us, more strongly than ever, the shrinking size 
of the world. High time for a world ecumenical confer- 
ence, and fortunate that Bucknell's poised, attractive Sue 
Weddell is a delegate from our great country. 

President Bailey Appoints 

Alumni Trustee Committee 

The following committee has been appointed by Clyde 
P. Bailey '29, president of tlie General Alumni Associa- 
tion, to select two candidates for whom Alumni may vote 
for Alumni Trustee : Barr Cannon '39, chairman ; Harry 
Andrews '19, Steve Dimlich '20, E. A. Snyder '11, and 
S. Dale Spotts '18. 

The By-Laws of the General Alumni Association pro- 
vide that "Each Alumni Club and any five or more Alumni 
shall have the privilege of proposing the names of one or 
more Alumni to the Committee as candidates for Alumni 
Trustee." Such proposals should be mailed to the Alumni 
Office by December 15. From those proposed the Com- 
mittee shall select the two that they consider the "best 
suited and best qualified persons available for Alumni 
Trustee." No one who has been pre\-iously elected to the 
position may be considered. 

After the choices have been made by the Committee, 
the two names presented to the entire Alumni body 
for their votes. The selection will be announced at Com- 
mencement in June, 1949. 

ninth annual session this summer, June 21 to July 30. 
Forty-eight counselors, principals and teachers attended. 
F. G. Davis was director and T. Bayard Beatty was assis- 
tant director. They were assisted by specialists brought 
to the campus for one week each. 

On July 20 a conference on guidance was held, to 
which seven specialists made significant contributions. 


December 1948 

Foreign Countries Represented 
on Campus 

There are in the neighborhood of 2.400 students on 
Bucknell's campus this fall. Xot only do they come from 
about 30 states and the District of Coliunbia. They come 
from Turkey, Egypt. Austria, the Dominican Republic, 
China. Brazil, England. France. Africa. Denmark, Ger- 
many, Belgium, India and Chile. In addition Puerto 
Rico and Hawaii are represented. 

Of the more than 1,700 men. 247 of the 1.163 veterans 
were new this fall. There are 299 new ci\'ilian men. 
Only 9 of the women students were formerly connected 
with the armed services. 

BucKnell University. 

A Fine Record 

Exeuse M )^ 

From Class in 

This exeuse is-for absence only; iyo\ for the work, 
which in all eases must be made up- 

^C^ (/l- ^^'^ 



The above absence slip came to the editor recently 
from Leo L. Rockwell '07, who was the former's teach- 
er in 1908-09. It was signed by the famed Dr. John 
H. Harris, who was president of Bucknell from 1889 
to 1919. This will indicate how simple college admin- 
istration was at Bucknell 40 jears ago. when the presi- 
dent of the University- looked after the student's atten- 

A note from Dr. Roclnvell a few weeks ago said : 
"Dear Frank, The trouble with your German is — that 
you cut class too much." 

Leo was on the Bucknell faculty- for 30 years, when 
Colgate took him to head its School of Languages and 
Letters. He will be recognized by younger Alumni 
as the writer of the clever "Two Thousand Years of the 
Qass of 1907." appearing in the ALUMXUS. He has 
written and spoken widely on the subject of linguis- 
tics. His wife, the former Vera Cober '11, also a writer 
of no mean ability, is now collaborating on a textbook 
on education by radio. 

Of their three daughters, Frances is a graduate of 
Bucknell in the Class of 1937. 


Bucknell's Birthday is February 5. On that 
date she will be 103 years old. Parties will be 
held from Los Angeles to Boston and Florida to 
Seattle. Mark this date on your calendar and 
plan to attend your club party. 

Eliz.abeth M. Kates 

"It is better to say. "This 
^^^1^^^ one thing I do.' than to say, 

JPP^^^^ "The forty things I dabble in.' '' 

m ^k That quotation is taken 

^L^^^^r m from a booklet (so attractive 

Bp|i| ^^ i in make-up, sketches, etc., we 

W Lf^ hope we have a permanent 

% ^ — ■- place on the mailing list!) 

sent out from the Virginia 
State Industrial Farm for 
Women, where Elizabeth 
Mounce Kates is superinten- 
dent. The statement is t\"pical 
of the woman. Early in life 
she found the vocation for 
which by temperament, innate 
ability- and training she was 
fitted, and how eminently well she performs "this one 
thing I do" is manifest from the record of positions she 
has 'held. 

Shortly after finishing the domestic science course at 
BuckneU in 1917, she began her career at cooking school 
in the Xew Jersey State Industrial School for Girls. 
Three days after she arrived, she was promoted to the 
job of dietitian. This rapid promotion has been t\"pical 
of her career. 

-Another Bucknellian and one of the country's foremost 
penologists. Dr. !Mar\- Belle Harris, was superintendent of 
this Xew Jersey institution, and when President Coolidge 
appointed her superintendent of the Federal Industrial 
Institute for Women at Alderson. West \irginia, Eliza- 
beth Kates went along as a deput\". She remained there 
for two and a half years, then was appointed assistant 
superintendent at the State Industrial Home for Women 
at !Muncy. Pennsylvania. At the end of her first year 
there, she was called for dut\' by still another state. Con- 
necticut this time needed her at the State Farm for Wo- 
men at Xiantic, where, within a few years, there had been 
a sudden jump in the number of inmates from 85 to 250. 
Our BuckneUian was called in to direct the business office 
and help in the nece5sar\- adjustment. She soon had 
everything under control, the business office rtmning 
smoothly and efficiently, but she did not sit back to enjo}" 
the fruits of her labors. Before the year was out. the 
State Prison Board of \'irginia and the Department of 
Public ^^'elfare asked her to assume supenision of the 
Industrial Farm at Goochland. 20 miles out from Rich- 
mond. That was in 1932. By way of Xew Jersey, West 
\'irginia. Pennsylvania and Connecticut, she arrived to 
help ^'irginia with its program of prison rehabilitation. 

She found here a job to engage all her energies. She 
was glad to learn on her arrival at the 260-acre farm that 
only one section, to house 60 women, of a square congre- 
gate building had been completed. The plan was to in- 
crease it to house 500 women with an exercise yard in the 
center. Elizabeth Kates, with years of valuable experi- 
ence behind her. knew these building plans were definitely 
out-moded. "This one thing I do" was still her dictiun 
and here she was on sure ground with a firm bedrock of 
knowledge and experience. Directly she set about trans- 
forming the whole school into what Elizabeth Munger. 
one of the countr\-'s outstanding women in the correctional 
profession, says will probably be the most complete and 
modem institutions of its kind in the whole country. 
"With an unbelievably small stait," Miss Munger writes 
in The Prison World. "Miss Kates has managed to imbue 

December 1948 


them and the women with something of her o\^^l buoyancy 
and enthusiasm. She sails through one problem after an- 
other with great good nature, her course carefully charted 
and her hand set firmly on the tiller." ^liss Munger 
writes with unwonted enthusiasm of this institution, say- 
ing, "It would behoove any state officials having to do with 
the building or expansion of this t}"pe of institution to \"isit 
the place and see for themselves before completing their 

And does \irginia approve of this brown-eyed, brown- 
haired superintendent ! The Roanoke Times calls her a 
"diplomat extraordinan.- and an expert in efficiency." and 
says that "though an educated person, her vocabular\- 
lacks certain words — the ones that are the equivalent of 
defeat." Several years ago, a number of groups through- 
out the state started what is known as the Elizabeth Kates 
Foundation. ^loney from this fimd. made up of volun- 
tary" contributions, is used to help paroled and discharged 
women who need financial assistance in embarking on new 

Another evidence of the interests and confidence in- 
spired by this modest and unassuming Bucknellian is the 
movement well under way to present Goochland with a 
chapel. It also manifests a pride in the institution itself 
and a desire to do something definite to aid the woman who 
herself is doing so much so well to send each woman and 
girl under her care back into societ\- a confident and useful 

Chalk up another score for Elizabeth Mounce Kates. 
The people of A'irginia are glad the verb in "This one 
thing I do"" remains in the active present tense. 


A home game with high-scoring Rhode Island State 
is one of the highlights of a 20-game basketball schedule 
annoimced recently by A. E. Humphreys, director of 

Coach Jack Gu}- has been working witli a squad ot 
about two dozen candidates since early October in prep- 
aration for the court season which opens here December 
1 against Susquehanna Universit}'. 

Among the opponents are several contenders for na- 
tional honors, including Temple Universit}-. \^'est Mr- 
ginia, Muhlenberg, Xa\y, American Universit}-. Lafayette. 
Rutgers and Rhode Island. 

Dec. 1 — Susquehanna Universit}^ Home 

Dec. -! — Franklin & Marshall Home 

Dec. S — Temple Universin- '. Away 

Dec. 11 — Albright College Away 

Dec. 13 — Lehigh Universit}- Home 

Dec. 18 — ^^"est \"irginia Universitj- Away 

Tan. 8 — \\"a>-nesburg College Away 

Jan. 12 — Getnsburg College Home 

Jan. 15 — Muhlenberg College Awaj- 

Tan. 29 — Xa\-}- Away 

Jan. 31 — American Universin- -■ Away 

Feb. 5 — Lafayette College Home 

Feb. 8 — Rhode Island State College Home 

Feb. 12 — Lehigh L'niversir>- Away 

Feb. 19 — Buffalo Universirv- Away 

Feb. 23 — Gettysburg College Away 

Feb. 26 — Muhlenberg College Home 

Mar. 2 — Lafayette College Away 

Mar. 5 — Dickinson College Home 

Mar. 9 — Rutsers University- Home 


Dr. Spexcee \V.\s the Maix Speaker 

L. to r.: James F. (Posey) Hayes 'OS. Frank G. Darts '11, Mr. and Mrs. 
Achammer and Mr. Pelton, all of Wilkes College: Ernie Blanche '39. Mrs. 
Blanche. Mrs. Worth and John Worth '37. Mrs. Drake and Lynn C. Drake 
'OS. Joseph Shearer 13. 

DR. C. :iIIXOR MOORE who, accompanied by his wife, 
son and daughter, recently visited at the Alumni Of- 
fice, is principal of two elementan.- schools in the Palo 
Alto. California, public school system and a member of the 
faculty of Stanford University-. It happens that INIr. 
^loore is the great-grandson of James Moore, III, who 
was largely influential in establishing the University- at 
Lewisburg in 18-16, which became in 1889 Bucknell Uni- 
versit}-, The ^loore family has been among our best 
customers in the purchase of the Centennial History of 
Bucknell. They purchased one for each member of the 

Football has been working on a 50-50 basis this fall, 
with the varsit}- team losing and the freshmen winning. 

Coach Harry- L. Lawrence's varsit}- crew began losing 
thunder even before the season opened. First it was Al 
Hegelein. who was being groomed to handle most of the 
forward passing. He suffered a broken leg prior to the 
Alfred game. Then came Jim Ostendarp, a key-man in 
the attack. He was felled by influenza and has not re- 
gained the speed he had last year while leading the Baby 

In the second contest of the year. Jack McMahon. a 
halfback, sustained a concussion and was out for the sea- 
son. Shortly afterwards. Bob Bucher, regular guard, 
was sidelined for the year because of a similar injur}-. 
Amie Pechtdis. the other starting guard, and his under- 
study, Doug Light, were confined to the rest camp for 
over a week. The physical strength hit a season low 
for the Temple game, when only 28 men were in uniform. 
The freshman gridders, in contrast to the varsit}-'s 
losing season, have been having a grand time. They 
amassed 152 points in their first five victories of tlie year. 
Among their conquests are Keystone Junior College 
{39-7). Perm State Junior Varsit}- (20-0), Lock Haven 
Junior \'arsit}- (20-18), Baltimore Junior College (47-0) 
and King's College (26-6). ^^"hen the Baby Bisons en- 
tertained AWofning Seminar}- November 13. they verified 
their claim to an undefeated and untied season. 

When Bucknell Uni\-ersit}-"s soccer team closed its 
season November 19 against the Universit}- of Delaware, 
at Newark, Del., the Bison hooters were looking for their 
fifth consecutive \-ictor}" and won it 7-3. 

The Orange and Blue forces, despite outstanding early 


Decembek 1948 

performances against some of the strongest opposition in 
the nation, including Temple and Penn State, dropped 
their first three games. 

But the co-defenders of the Middle Atlantic States 
Conference title roared back in recent weeks to success- 
fully dispose of Johns Hopkins, 3-1; Gettysburg, 3-2; 
Western Maryland, 5-0, and Franklin & Marshall, 4-3. 

In the game with the Diplomats at Lancaster, the 
Bisons staged a hair-raising victorious finish. Trailing 
by a score of 3-1 with 12 minutes to play remaining, the 
Bisons tallied three goals for a thrilling triumph. 

Because league rules stipulate that each entry play but 
five conference games, the battle with Delaware did not 
affect the final standing of Bucknell, which ended with 
four league \ictories and one loss. The single defeat was 
accomplished by Washington, the 17th win in the last 19 
engagements for the Chestertown, Md., hooters. 

Thus, under the first-year direction of Coach Joe Dib- 
lin '40, the Bison soccer team was assured of concluding 
the 1948 campaign with a mark of .500 or above. Bob 
Walgran, Lewisburg, served as captain of the eleven 
during- the season. 

^(^ ;4cti(dtie^ 

One Emeritus to Another 

Our grand old man of the campus. Professor-emeritus 
Billy Owens '80, had a letter of congratulation on his 
90th birthday from a former student who is also an 
emeritus, Anna Gilchrist Strong x'99, dean-emeritus of 
the University of Otago, New Zealand. 

Mrs. Strong has had an unusual life. Shortly after 
receiving a degree in household arts from Columbia Uni- 
versity, she organized departments at the University of 
Tennessee and at Cincinnati University. After the deaths 
of her husband and son she went to India, where she 
established similar courses in the college at Baroda, in 
the Training Colleges for Teachers and in the Girls High 
School. While there she had the interesting experience 
of being director of the Maharaja's palaces. She con- 
tinued her travels around the globe when she went to the 
University of Dunedin, New Zealand. She retired in 
1941 but could not return to America because of the war. 

Mrs. Strong writes that she has bought a house in 
Dunedin ; and because she has no family to come back to 
in "the States", "it does not seem likely that I will get 

The whole group of the General Alumni Association 
sends greetings and best wishes to this sister Alumna 
across the seas ! 

Cunnecticut Officers — Front 
row, I. to r.: Martha E. 
Sober, '4,1, Clifford Holleran 
19. Dorothy L. Stolzenberg 
'1.1. Back row: Charles T. 
Sober '39, Mrs. Lillian Som- 
ers Thompson '38. retiring 
President and Sec.-Treas. 

Cleveland Club Party 


FORTY-FIVE Cleveland area Bucknell Alumni who 
attended the dinner meeting with Dr. and Mrs. 
Spencer on October 15 agree that it was the best meet- 
ing yet. After a delicious turkey dinner served by Cros- 
by's Restaurant, Dr. Spencer brought us the latest re- 
port from the campus and informed the Alumni of the 
many changes that have taken place on the 300 acres. 
After his speech, Dr. Spencer answered several questions 
the Alumni had to ask. 

Dr. John G. Sholl '37, president of the Cleveland 
Alumni Club, presided over the meeting. Mrs. Arden 
Hardgrove (Winnie Dickson '10) from Akron; Porter 
Murdock '47, Bob Dreher '42 and his wife from Lorain 
traveled the greatest distance to attend the meeting. Also, 
Bob Cook '33 brought his mother to the meeting. Mrs. 
Cook (Mabel Maurer, Mus. '05) was visiting her son 
from her home in New Berlin, Pa. 

Dr. and Mrs. Spencer stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Richards while in Cleveland, and were entertained at 
luncheons Friday both at the Shaker Country Club and 
the Union Club. — Mar}' O. Johannesen '43, secretary- 


The first all-Connecticut meeting of Bucknellians was 
held at the Stratfield Hotel, Thursday evening, October 
7. President Spencer was the guest of honor and was 
accompanied by Alumni Secretary Frank Davis. Both 
told of Bucknell aiTairs, the former of happenings on the 
campus and the latter of Alumni activities. Among the 
35 persons present were Stanton R. Smith and Eugene 
Van Why, both of the Class of 1909 and inseparable 

Charles T. Sober '39, president of the club, was in 
charge. Election of officers resulted in the following: 
president, Clifford A. Holleran '19; secretary, Dorothy L. 
Stolzenberg '45 ; treasurer, Martha E. Sober '45 ; execu- 
tive committee, E. T. Ashman '24, James D. Craig '41, 
Mrs. Mary Williams Elder '29, Clavin C. Fisher '34. 
Frederick B. Hamilton '41, George H. Pleinisch, Jr. '33, 
Thomas J. Ouigley '47, Norman P. Rousseau x'32, Brit- 
ton W. Saterlee '47, Jeroll R. Silverljerg x'45. William F. 

(Coiilinucd on Page 22) 

December 1948 



(Continued from September ALUMNUS) 

As has been noted previously, every Alumnus who has contributed to the heating plant fund received credit for his first 
subscription to the regular Bucknell Alumni Fund. 

Only the names of givers, arranged by classes, are listed. Amounts contributed by 
Later however, a report will be made on amounts contributed by each class. Names of all 
heating plant will appear in a future ALUMNUS. 

The names listed in the September ALUMNUS and those which follow indicate persons who have contributed up to date 

ndividuals will not be published. 
Alumni who hereafter give for the 


Allen. Ezra 

Leiser, A. Andrew, Jr. 

Deppen, Joseph H. 

Konkle, Mrs. Laura Allen 
Lesher, C. B. 
Lesher, Mrs. Mabel Grier 

Deppen, Gertrude J. 

Mccormick, Harry E. 

Mccormick, Mrs. Dorothy Walls 

Adams, Homer H. (In Memoriam i 

Baldwin, Mrs. Ella Garvin 
Quick, Horace 

Smith, Eugene P. 
Sterner, Hope B. 

DeLong, Roy A. 
Nester, Daniel H. 

Fairchild, M. Eugene 
Fisher. Mrs. Margaret McClure 

Wendling, Kenneth H. 

Cathrall, F. H. 
Kuyl, Henry G. 
Williams, Mrs. Eva Reinhardt 

Laidlaw. Benjamin W. 
Winkelbleck, Mrs. Miriam Strickler 

Cowin. William E. 
Gubin, Charles 

Schnure, Mrs. Dorothy Bunnell 
Tilton, Charles E. 

Benedict. Fred E. 
Miller. Mrs. Edna Overfleld 
Schug, Mrs. Alice Johnson 
Storer, Alexander 

Fritz, Mabel H. 
Grice, Herbert C. Sr. 
Snyder, C. F. 

Angel, Harry H. 
Mincemoyer. J. M. 
Seeber, Gurney 
Thomas, Agnes E. 

Dowd, Katherine Johnson 
Heikes, Francis L. G. 
Reed, Warren S. 
Stover, H. E. 
Vial, Mrs. Helen Reed 


DeWire, Merrill B. 

Carlson, C. Ivar 
Johnson, Cyrus L. 
Schultz, Robert R. 
Sherman, Mrs. Mary ShoU 

Gehret. Andrew M. 
Weinrlch. Mrs. Edna Tompkins 

Eckman. J. Ronald 
Schultz, Charles L. 
Steckel. Rachel M. 

Biddison, Mildred P. 
Gardner, Gertrude 
Reitz, William D. 
Spaeth, Mrs. Alice Savage 

Bower, Lelia 
Fritzinger, G. H. 
Hagerman, Ross 
McLane, Roye M. 

Bull, Howard A. 
Gilmour, John R. 
Schanely, Howard B. 


Biddle. Mrs. Cornelia Trowbridge 

Keiser. Edwin L.. Jr. 

Priemer, B. A. 

Scottl. Lawrence 

Shuttlesworth, M. C. 

Swartz, Wendel A. 

Wagner, Alvin S. 

Wakefleld, Mrs. Nancy Kennedy 


Coleman, Rowland H. 
Cranford, Clarence W. 
Dukes. Mrs. Ruth Welch 
Kulp. Howard G.. Jr. 
Smull. Alice L. 
Wagner. Dorothy 
Wallace. Mrs. Irene Noll 
Wrightnour. Dorothy L. 


Coleman, Mrs. Esther Keim 
Lingle, Ralph G. 
Wagner. George O. 


Edwards, Merle B., Jr. 

Githens, Sherwood, Jr. 

Keiser, Robert H. 

O'Brien. Mrs. Martha Warner 

Plant, Mrs. Metta Allen 

Reece, Helen 

Simonson, Mrs. Ruth Thomas 


Foss, Harold L. 
Glazier, Nathaniel 
Gring, David E., Jr. 
Marter, Cyrus D. 

Phillips. George 

Smith. Mrs. Marion Klapp 


Heritage, Mrs. Mary Bell 
Kenseth, Harald E. 
Pratt, Burt C. 
Smith, Robert H. 

Converse. James M. 
Ditchey, Mrs. Ruth Leymeister 
Fox. Mrs. Marie Steinbach 
James. Owen W. 
Ruger. Harold D. 
Sherman, Mrs. Elizabeth Mayhew 
Sober, Margaret G. 

Francis. Forrest W. 
Glazier. Bernard 

Diefenbach. W. Gordon 

Dunham. Prank W. 
Hershey. Mrs. Sara Davis 
Morrow. Hugh. Jr. 

Blanche. Ernest E. 
Dimmick, Lester W. 
Gault, Mrs. Alice Freidel 
Hudson. Mary E. 
Mathieu. Roger E. 


Bracken. Charles O. 

Condict, T. Chubb 

Goetze. Arthur F. 

Gulden, Mrs. Henrietta Hostetter 

Hunter, Richard B. 

James, William L.. Jr. 

Perry. Ruth 

Policelli, Anthony 

ReiH, Margaret E. 

Rohrs, Walter F. 

Slack. Jean E. 

Strub, Paul T. W. 


Bennett, Carl A. 

Bonebrake. John M. 

Clarke, Mrs. Janet Johnstone 

Lautenschlager. Beth 

Millard, Charles P. 

Rohrs. Mrs. Helen Peachy 

Smith.* Charles B. 

Tydings, Mrs. Marie Roversi 

Wenner, Harry W. 

Wenner. Mrs. E. Jeanne Rolfe 


Fox. John A. 

Gifford. Mrs. Eleanor Frith 

Hammerman, Mrs. Catherine Jones 

Nutt. Richard W. 

Reed. Charles P. 

Reed. Mrs. Martha Rice 


Connelly, Robert W. 

Harris, Mrs. Nornia Schotland 


, Donald L. 
Mary H. 


Dorsey. Eleanor 
Glazier, Harold E. 
King, Arnaud M. 
Lindberg. Dale S. 
McQuay, Russell, Jr, 
Miles, Betty E. 
Palmer, William H. 
Rodgers. Charles. Jr. 
Simmonds, Mrs. Harriet Lynn 
Stevenson, Anne E. 

Barclay. Mrs. Kathryn Stevenson 
Bernstein. Seymour 
Boswell. Mrs. Lois Loughhead 
Heller, Dorothy Louise 
Palmer. Mrs. Dorothy Bunnell 
Ranck, Ralph O. 
Reinaker. Mrs. Marjorie Storey 
Straub. Arthur, Jr. 


Bartow, Lewis 

Bartow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen 

Jenkins, Mary Lou 

Lane, William H. 

Scanlan. Mrs. Elizabeth Doughty 

Westneat. Richard W. 

Westneat. Mrs. Norma Rogers 


Barrett. Manuel L. 
Cappellini, Clifford S. 
Cooperstock. Theodore 
Daindoff. Olymp 
Davidson. Ellen L. 
Davles. Walter H. 
DeLong, Eleanor E. 
DuBreuil, Shirley 
Heinzerling, Ralph E. 
Levy. Joyce 
McCoola, Vincent J. 
Whitman. Gloria G. 
Wynn, Betty B. 

Beardsley, Everett L. 
Brogan. Charles C. Jr. 
Haas. Francis B.. Jr. 
Hurwitz. David 
Pursley. Mrs. Donna McNeal 
Woods. Elmer B. 


Bell, Edwin L. 
Roche. Irvan D. 
Rosenberg. Anita T. 
Strassner. Doris E. 


Titus. Mrs. Marie Prieston 

Dreese, Ralph E. 
Lewis, Trevor F. 
McCausland. Thomas G. 


Hood, Palmer R. 
Keyes, Edwin W., 


Heating Plant Nears Completion- 


December 1948 

Class Reports 

The following material has been 
prepared by class reporters. Other 
classes are arranging for such re- 
ports and it is hoped that before 
long all "personals" will be pub- 
lished in such form. 

Information on members of class- 
es for which reporters have not yet 
been appointed is provided under 
the usual headings : "Down the 
Aisle," "Future Bucknellians," 
Completed Careers" and "What 
Bucknellians Are Doing." 

Class of 1899 

Class Reporter: Mrs. J. C. Downs 

(Gertrude Stephens) 

3222 VVainbell Ave., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

The last time we had a news item for 
the ALUMNUS, it was in regard to 
the retirement of the Reverend E. C. 
Conover from the active ministry of 
the Glenside-Wyncote Baptist Church. 
We are saddened to receive word of his 
death on October 7, 1948. The class 
extends sincere sympathy to the wife 
and son who survive him. 

As we record this death of another 
classmate, we are reminded anew of 
the brevity of life. The advent of the 
year 1949 brings us to our 50th year 
when we will want to gather for a final 
tribute to old Bucknell. More than half 
of our class have passed to their re- 
ward so we do hope those remaining 
will plan to p"o back to Bucknell for a 
grand rally next June. Please accept 
this as a personal letter and invitation 
to you from all the other members of 
the class. When we are 50 years out 
of college we become members of the 
Emeritus Club, so you will all want to 
be there to join the patriarchs. 

Material sent from the Alumni Of- 
fice to the following has been returned; 
their addresses will be much appre- 
ciated — Prof. David Robbins, George 
S. Tilley. The last named was always 
doing or saying something' interesting, 
and we would so like to know what he 
has been doing these past 50 years. 

We learn that Maurice Mulford's ad- 
dress is 603 N. Atlantic Blvd., Mon- 
terey Park, Monterey, Calif. How we 
wish he would return for our reunion 
as few of us have seen him since grad- 
uation day. 

Mayhap some of you are not inter- 
ested in the doings of the other mem- 
bers of the class but Bucknell is inter- 
ested in every one of you, whether you 
have lived a plain, rather uneventful 
life or had honors heaped upon you. 
Do come back in June, and see Buck- 
nell's many improvements — fine new 
buildings, a more beautiful campus 
though it was always lovely; and you 
will find the Susquehanna fair as ever. 
Hope to be seein' you. 

Class of 1900 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Robert G. Slifer 

(Edna S. Shires) 

19 N. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

(Editor's Note: Mrs. SUfer becomes 
class reporter under most unusual and 
pleasant eircninsfances. Upon recehnng 
from her the follozving class report, the 
editor consulted with the class president 
and Mrs. Slifer ivas appointed class re- 
porter from no'cv on. The Alumni Asso- 
ciation appreciates very much Miss Ann-a 
Judd's imllingncss to accept the presidency 
since Dr. Shorklcy felt that he had to re- 
linquish the post.) 

Failin.g to see, in the ALUMNUS, 
any news items concerning the mem- 
bers of tlie Class of 1900, I am taking 
it upon myself to send you several. 

On July 11, in St. Helena Sanitarium, 
Calif., Grace S. Woodard was re- 
leased from her sufifering. The sani- 
tarium is situated on the side of a 
mountain, under the redwoods, where 
she could look out over a beautiful val- 
ley. She had remarked to a classmate 
who visited her; "I would rather be 
here than any place I know!" That 
classmate was May Kline Bunnell with 
whom Grace had visited before going 
to the sanitarium. Previously, she had 
visited her sister in Portland, Ore. Af- 
ter years of nursing her parents and 
then an elderly aunt, settling estates for 
her brothers as each one was deceased, 
she finally sold her home in Bradford 
and went to the west coast. She had 
been too busy doing for others to think 
of herself until forced to by her discom- 
fort. Her classmates will agree that 
Grace was a staunch Christian and a 
loyal Bucknellian. 

Last fall,- Mrs. Fred J. Drynan 
(Alicia Zierden) came East to visit old 
friends and relatives. She spent about 
two months, stopping en route both 
ways, seeing friends of former days. 
She says she hopes to come again in 
1950 for our 50th reunion! Her address 
is 1702 Marlow Ave., Bremerton, Wasli. 

About a year ago. May Kline Bunnell 
(Mrs. C. E. Bunnell) of Palo Alto, 
Cahf. (P. O. Box 597), was calling on 
old friends. She is one of several of 
our 1900 "girls" who had been together 
in the old Bucknell Institute, Class of 
'97, and then all through college. Anna 
Judd, who still lives with her sister on 
University Ave., is another member of 
this group. Sara Black, who lives at 
152 W. Loulher St., Carlisle, is one of 
the "auburn-haired trio." "Iza" Martin, 
the third of the "trio," is deceased, hav- 
ing passed away several years ago. 

Your self-appointed scribe for these 
few items is Edna Shires Slifer, Wood- 
bury, N. J., who has five grandchildren 
to enjoy! 

If your name is not included in these 
items, it is due to lack of information. 
Don't you think it would be wise to 
send me anything of interest to the 
Class of 1900? Let's begin now to find 
out something about each living mem- 
ber of our class in preparation for a 
grand SOth Reunion in 1950! 

Class of 1902 

Class Reporter: Mary T. Wyhe 
64 N. Ninth St., Newark 7, N. J. 

We all remember the enthusiasm with 
which Frank Stanton entered into the 
athletic life of Bucknell, where he and 
Christy Mathewson helped to make 
baseball, football and basketball his- 
tory. After graduation Frank went to 
Denison University, Granville, O., as 
coach, where he was highly praised for 
his football and baseball teams. The 
Denison nine of 1903 won the state 
championship. At Bucknell he was a 
member of the dramatics club. The 
training he received there must have 
been first-rate, for he has been one of 
the leading Thespians of Chagrin Falls 
(outside of Cleveland), where he had 
the leading part in the Little Theatre 
play; "The Old Soak." 

Stanton is an attorney at law, prac- 
tising in Cleveland, O., at 609 Society 
for Savings Building. He has also 
found time to serve as mayor of Cha- 
grin Falls. Frank has four sons, three 
of whom served in the Second World 
War; Tom in the artillery, Jim in the 
navy in Tokyo, and Bill in the air ser- 
vice. Tom Stanton was awarded the 
soldier's medal, while with the Fifth 
Army in Italy, for heroic action in sav- 
ing the life of a comrade at grave risk 
of his own. Bill Stanton, glider pilot 
with the Ninth Army Force, was also 
decorated for his service in the Eu- 
ropean theatre. Jim reached Tokyo 
Bay just as the peace treaty was being 

Your secretary is indebted to Grit for 
the information passed along to you al- 
most verbatim. Grit published on Oc- 
tober 7, 1945, the twentieth anniversary 
of Christy's death, a very interesting 
account of the close association of 
Mathewson and Stanton in athletics 
during their college days, in addition to 
revealing thumb-nail sketches of both 

Class of 1907 

Class Reporter: Leo L. Rockwell 

49 Broad St., Hamilton, N. Y. 


The Unfinished Story of a Class 

Spencer Tillinghast Harris remained 
for a year of graduate study in en- 
gineering at Bucknell, receiving his 
Master of Arts degree in 1908. He then 
entered upon the profession of civil 
engineering. In 1912 he was awarded 
the Master of Science degree. He en- 
gaged in various engineering projects, 
but in 1941, while driving through a 
street in Philadelphia, he was stricken 
by a heart attack; he steered to the 
curb and died almost instantly. 

George William Hawk, upon the 
completion of his medical training at 
the University of Pennsylvania, ac- 
cepted a position on the staff of the 
Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre. In 
1915 he married Helen Brown of Till- 
sonburg, Ontario. A son, William 
Andrew Hawk, was born May 13, 1922. 
At Packer George has had a long and 
distinguished career as associate sur- 
geon and associate chief surgeon of the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad. He is known 
all through his district for his skill in 
operating and for his genial cheerful- 
ness and patience. He is always filled 
with good intentions at reunion time "if 

December 1948 


everything breaks right," but it rarely 
does. We expect you back next time, 
George, even if someone else has to 
take over the operating room. 

F. Luther Heinze. "Pick" was anoth- 
er of the engineering pioneers. Follow- 
ing graduation he served his appren- 
ticeship in various positions, gradually 
moving over into administrative work. 
He was chairman for the State Depart- 
ment of Forestry and New Rivers Col- 
liery Co.; draftsman and assistant en- 
gineer of the Pocahontas Colliery Co.; 
engineer and chief engineer of the 
Beaver Creek Construction Coal Co. 
He was married and had two sons, 
Frank M. and John G. In 1937 he suf- 
fered a stroke which paralyzed his right 
side and rendered him speechless. Three 
years later, July 10, 1940, he died. 

Homer Wilbert Henderson, who left 
college after the freshman j'ear, later 
entered Clarion State Teachers College, 
from which he graduated in 1934. The 
1940 Alumni Catalog lists him as as- 
sistant principal of the Summerville 
High School, Summerville, Pa. 

Ammon Gross Hess took his M.D. 
along with George Hawk at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1911. He 
then took up practice at Mountville, 
where he has since been located. When 
I dropped in on him some 15 j'ears ago, 
he literally hadn't changed a bit since 
college days; he promised to get back 
to the next reunion, but you know these 

Walter Budd Hilton, after leaving 
Bucknell, took his A.B. at the Univer- 
sity of Florida. He also took work at 
Newton and Union Theological Semi- 
naries. He married Isabel Denison, a 
graduate of Oberlin College. After 
four 3'ears with the Y. M. C. A. he be- 
came a chaplain in World War I, be- 
ing attached to the 108 F. A. He 
served in Central America under the 
Baptist Home Mission Society, but his 
wife's serious illness compelled him to 
return to the United States. Since that 
he has been 20 years in active pastoral 
work. He is now located at Castile, 
N, Y., enjoying working with bees, 
flowers and fruits. 

William Dudley Hinman, after finish- 
ing his course in dentistry at the New 
York School of Dentistry, settled in 
Bloomfield, N. J., where he was ac- 
tive for many years. He married a very 
fine wife and built up a successful prac- 
tice. Everyone will remember the fine 
pair of cockers (? — I'm not a dog fan- 
cier) they had with them at a recent 
reunion. However, the fishing in New- 
ark Bay didn't suit Bill and as his fish- 
ing grounds on the Susquehanna, where 
he spent his summers, deteriorated. Bill 
followed Ponce de Leon to the land of 
fountains and of fish. He is now lo- 
cated at Floral City, Fla, 

Coit Roscoe Hoechst, jack of many 
trades and master of most, has led a life 
of infinite variety. He left Bucknell, 
after taking his master's degree in lan- 
guages, to teach in Camptown, Brad- 
ford County, Pa., where he taught 
Greek, Latin, French and German, di- 
rected the Glee Club, led a church choir, 
etc., etc. He also married Jessie Hurst 
and had two dau.ghters; Eleanor, born 
in 1914, a graduate of the Pitt School 
of Education, now teaching in Pitts- 
burgh; and Ruth, born in 1917, who 
studied at P. C. W., then married Mr. 
Grasso. (It's impossible to believe, but 

Coit has been for five years a grand- 

In 1916, takin- his Ph.D. at Pitt. Coit 
began teaching in Schenley High 
School. After his first wife's death in 
1929, Coit married Margaret Wagle, 
who has long been a loyal '07ite by 
adoption. Meantime, Coit has been 
president of the State Modern Lan- 
guage Association, president of the 
Adult Education Association since 1941, 
president of Xi Chapter of Phi Delta 
Kappa, chairman of the Governor's 
Post-war Planning Committee in Adult 
Education, etc. As an avocation Coit 
has served as director of extension edu- 
cation of the City of Pittsburgh, super- 
vising the instruction of some 200,000 

In his few leisure moments, Coit has 
made a couple of dozen violins, violas 
and cellos; has lettered the Bucknell 
diplomas since 1921; has composed a 
good deal of music, including a trio for 
the Bucknell 100th anniversary (he is 
cellist in a string quartet) ; has dabbled 
in amateur photography (his enlarge- 
ments include some beautiful photo- 
graphs of Mexican scenes made some 
years ago) ; has taught methods courses 
and inter-cultural subjects at the LTni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. Well, I guess I'd 
better stop here, although there's a lot 

Theodore Bland Hoy, well remem- 
bered as Montandon's gift to the class, 
decided after college to begin collecting 
legal degrees. Therefore, he settled in 
New York City, and gradually added 
to his bachelor's and master's degree 
froin Bucknell the useful LL.B., the 
unusual LL.M., and finally the dis- 
tinguished J.D. from New York Uni- 
versity. He was engaged meantime in 
the successful practice of his profession. 
He also acquired a wife, and after miss- 
ing several reunions turned up with 
Mrs. Hoy for the 40th, hardly changed 
a bit since graduation. His address is 
10321~n7th St., Richmond Hill, N. Y. 

Lila Mabel Sill Hubbard taught four 
years in the Kane High School, then in 
1911 married Charles G. Hubbard, a 
graduate of the University of Michigan 
Law School. In the early 1930's, when 
I called on her in her charming Smeth- 
port home, her husband was judge of 
the courts and she was busy with three 
lively daughters — Genevieve, Helen, 
and Mar}'. No recent word has come 
from her, but her address is 9 Rose 
Hill Av., Smethport. 

Class of 1908 

Class Reporter: Mrs. John Mathi.^s 

(Margaret Pangburn) 

202 St. Louis St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

First of all, your reporter wishes to 
say to all 'OSers that she thoroughly en- 
joyed the replies that came in response 
to our plan for reunion last June. Read- 
ing those letters and helping to arrange 
for our get-together was at least part 
compensation for missing the big occa- 
sion. I have heard fine reports of the 
day from Paul Stolz and again may I 
thank you for your kind remembrances 
of me. 

Really, "Buster," I read your write- 
up in the ALUMNUS and it was great, 
but I must have skipped that para- 
graph on elections, for I didn't realize 
that I was official reporter of the class. 
Consequently, I didn't seek any news 

for this issue, but I happened to have 

A few weeks ago, I attended an anni- 
versary occasion at a church in Knox- 
ville, Tioga County, Pa., a little town 
where I began my married life, where 
my first baby was born, etc. One 
morning I was having a wonderful time 
with some friends when a man and his 
wife came to claim part of my time on 
the grounds that he was a former class- 
mate of mine at Bucknell. He greeted 
me with "I remember you. I remem- 
ber skating with you on Buffalo Creek 
and the river. You were not a good 
skater, but you were pretty and had red 
cheeks." In spite of the criticism of 
my skating ability, I felt quite set up 
till he said red cheeks. What do the 
rest of you think? Do you suppose he 
has me confused with Anna Stage Hoff- 
man? But then, Anna was an excellent 

I didn't refute a thing he said. We 
talked then, and later at dinner in their 
beautiful home. We talked Bucknell 
and I gave him all the news I had of 
'OSers. He, Schuyler Depoy Bessemer, 
spent just one year with us at Bucknell 
and then transferred to the University 
of Virginia. He has promised to send 
a little story of his experiences as an 
engineer, so look for it in the next issue. 

Class of 1912 

Class Reporter: 
Mks. Maze Callahan Houseknecht 
108 W. Penn St., Muncy, Pa. 
Dear Folks: 

Received word from the Alumni 
Office that in order to give each one a 
fair "break" they published a part of 
my news in the "New Look" BUCK- 
NELL ALUMNUS, leaving the letters 
of Nellie Berie and the Brewers for this 
issue. Nellie writes; 

1606 N. 15th St. 
Reading, Pa. 
Dear Maze; 

Received your letter as well as your 
program of the 1912 class reunion. 
Thanks for both. 

I am afraid I do not have much in- 
formation about myself that would 
make news for our class, at least not 
unusual or extraordinarj' news. After 
graduation I spent three years teaching 
in secondary schools and then married 
a minister. Since then I have been 
busy rearing a family and doing the 
many varied duties of a minister's wife. 

We are now serving a congregation 
of more than a thousand members and 
needless to say we are kept quite busy. 
I have lived in Reading for the past 21 
years. We served two other parishes 
— one in Frackville, and another in 

We have two daughters. The young- 
er, Mary Ellen, was graduated from 
Cedar Crest College last June. She is 
now the program director for business 
and industrial girls at the Y. W. C. A. 
in Easton. The older daughter was 
graduated from West Chester in a mu- 
sic course. After three years of teach- 
ing, she was married and is now living 
in West Reading. Last summer we 
became the proud grandparents of a 
fine baby girl, Mary Elizabeth Ketner. 
This is the greatest news for you. We 
all get so much pleasure from her. 

Very sincerel}', 

Nellie Berie Wetzel 
(Mrs. J. D. Wetzel) 


December 1948 

■ Nellie is now numbered among the 
rest of the grandmas. 

17 S. Glenwood St. 
Allentown, Pa. 
Dear Maze: 

Blake and I think it is a very good 
idea to have a class reporter and you 
are going to be a fine one. 

Time passes so quickly we can hardly 
realize that our son Joseph Blake, 21 
years old, was graduated from Allen- 
town High School in 1944. He served 
in the Navy for 18 months as Electron- 
ics Technician's Mate and is now in his 
junior year at Lehigh University tak- 
ing electrical engineering. 

Blake is with the P. P. and L. Co. as 
a statistician. He has been very active 
in the Bucknell Alumni Association of 
Lehigh Valley. He was chairman of 
the One Hundredth Anniversary Fund 
in this section and is now activeljf en- 
gaged in working for the Heating Plant 
and Endowment Fund. 

We both attend and enjoy the Buck- 
nell Alumni dinners that are held an- 
nually in either Allentown or Bethle- 


Susan Snyder Brewer 

C. Blake Brewer 

Of course, you know that Ada Brooks 
Nancarrow passed away at her moth- 
er's home in Wellsboro, August 18, 
1944. She had one son. Brooks. I 
thought Ada's friends and classmates 
would like to know about him so I 
wrote to her husband. Dr. James E. 
Nancarrow '16, Principal of the Upper 
Darby Senior High School. His reply: 

Dear Mrs. Houseknecht: 

Your letter came this morning so I 
will reply immediately even though it 
may be too late for your purpose. 

Brooks E. Nancarrow is now 20 
years of age and is attending Temple 
Universitv. He is our onlv living 

Yes, Mrs. Brooks and another lady 
from Wellsboro live with me. Right 
now, however, they have both gone to 
Wellsboro to vote. Grandma takes her 
politics seriously and says that she 
wants to see the right man get into the 
White House. She has lots of time to 
listen to the radio so has a chance to 
digest all of their arguments. 

I expect the folks back on Wednes- 
day so will be glad to tell her that you 
wrote. I am sure that she will re- 
member you. 

Sincerely yours, 

J. E. Nancarrow. 

I'm a little late with my news but, 
being a good Presbyterian, I figure 
"what is to be will be." So, being late, 
I caught this thrilling bit of news. 

"Vic" Schmid was married to Helen 
Elizabeth Groves of Reynoldsville 
(Temple University '31) in the Lu- 
theran Church, Baltimore, Md., Octo- 
ber 22, 1948. "Vic," you know, was a 
Phi Psi and captain of varsity football 
in 1911. Why, we just couldn't have 
waited till January to send them "Con- 
gratulations and best wishes from the 
Class of 1912." Now we know why he 
stalled and didn't show up for our 35th 
reunion. Enjoying his courtship days, 
no doubt, .\nyways, we are sure he 

will be on hand for our 40th — he just 
must show off his bride. 

Did you ever see anyone more 
"grabby" than the Class of '13? They 
have their leunion. Dr. Spencer pays 
his respects, then they nab him and 
make him an honorary member. That 
ruffles me a bit. They put me in mind 
of the kids with the "gimmies," Then 
they grab on to Walter Edwards '13. 
That ruffles me a bit more. Why, 
Walter started in our class — had all the 
fun with us as a freshman but for some 
unknown reason had to drop by the 
waj'side for a year. Then he came 
back to school. What else could he do 
but be in that class. Attention, Class 
of 1913: It was Clarence Blake Brewer 
'12 who located him, got that informa- 
tion from him and then sent it in to the 
Alunmi Office. Back in 1915-16, when 
Walter was with the Interstate Com- 
merce Commission, he and some fel- 
lows were at Mt. Holly, N. J., vifhere I 
was teaching. When the article ap- 
peared in the ALUMNUS I immediate- 
ly looked up some "snaps" that he had 
sent to me. So this summer on our 
little vacation through the Poconos to 
visit one of our boys who was working 
there, we decided to go on to Allen- 
town and Bethlehem. While there we 
tried to find Walter but were unsuc- 
cessful — even asked the "cops." Just 
wanted to look in on him to see if he 
were "stuck up" with all those titles 
after his name. Then into Allentown 
to see Susan Snyder Brewer and 
Blake. Such a wonderful visit! I 
talked so fast — just couldn't get the 
words out. All Susan could say was 
"Yes, yes. go on — tell me some more." 
Blake just sat and listened. My Pop 
shifted gears a few times, looked at his 
watch, then just about dragged me 
awaj". He says the next time I visit 
anyone I'll have to go on the bus, then 
he'll come for me when it's time to go 
home. Don't think "Vic" would treat 
his "woman" that wa}'. do you? Any- 
ways, Blake wanted to know why they 
had all their reunion affairs on Friday 
when so many could not come. Now 
since it has been changed to Saturday 
we can e.xpect an overflow for our 1952 
reunion. Start packing your bags. Why, 
with Harry Bastian flying to Alaska, 
Sue Weddell sailing for .\msterdam on 
the Queen Elizabeth, "Vic" Schmid 
getting married — who said the Class of 
1912 will either be on crutches or in 
wheel chairs for the occasion? 

By the time you receive this report 
fall house-cleaning will be over, porch 
furniture and screens put away, win- 
dows washed and storm windows put 
on, gardens weeded, fertilized and 
mulched, spring bulbs planted, ever- 
greens watered, walnuts gathered, last 
the leaves raked and burned. Then 
Armistice Day, Nov. Ilth, our wed- 
ding anniversary. "Peace all of our 
lives" — maybe before the day is over 
I'm likely to give Pop such a "growlin" 
that he will think it is 99 instead of 29. 

Thanksgiving, with so many things 
for which to be thankful — so start right 
now to count your blessings. Then 
Christmas — boys and girls coming 
home from school, big folks with the 
little folks coming to Grandma and 
Grandpa's house. Mom in the kitchen 
as usual trying to fix all the good 
things that they liked when they were 
kids. Pop with an occasional squeeze 
on the purse strings — maybe loosening 
up a bit before he has time to think 

twice about the income tax, rela.xing 
and rocking in the big chair. 

Well, a happj- holida}' season to all 
of you, and here's hoping the "young 
girls" enjoyed their fall house-cleaning 
and the "old boys" are thrilled over the 

I'll be seeing some of you before 


P. S. Now that Princess Elizabeth 
has had her baby, what shall we read 
about next? Such a fuss over a baby! 
.Anyways, I don't believe our English 
friends know that some members of 
the Class of 1912 had babies, too. 

Class of 1922 

Class Reporter: Philip Campbell 
315 E. Front St,, Danville, Pa. 

William J. Irvin has been awarded 
membership in the President's Club of 
the Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Co, for the year of 1948. Membership 
is limited to a select group who have 
established outstanding records in pro- 
duction of business and in qualitj' of 
service to clients. 

Edward C. Growl is practicing medi- 
cine in Bloomsburg. 

C. Emory Diffendafer is a public 
school official at Nanticoke. His son is 
a freshman at Bucknell. 

Isaac Levine's address is 12-17 Bell- 
air Ave., Fairlawn, N. J. 

Class of 1924 

Class Reporter: Miss Ida R. Heller 
1009 Vine Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 

One way to get one's name into print 
is to be class reporter, have no returns 
from letters sent out, and then, as a fill- 
in, tell about your summer experiences. 
Well, here it is — 

I, Ida Heller, have been teaching so- 
cial studies in the Stevens Jr. High 
School in Williamsport for more j'ears 
than I care to compute. I've recently 
been appointed dramatics director so 
my days are more than crowded. 

Last summer it was my privilege to 
be the guest of my brother and his wife 
in Los Angeles, Calif, I flew from here 
to Chicago, met them there, then drove 
to Los Angeles in 6Z hours. Some 
highlights of my visit were studio 
shows; daily television programs; per- 
sonal appearance on Rita La Roy's tele- 
vision show and the winning of several 
prizes; a trip to San Francisco during 
harvest season of grapes, English wal- 
nuts, peaches and olives; a night at 
Fisherman's Wharf; two days of cabin 
life and a refresher course in natural 
history at Sequoia National Park; an 
adventure at beautiful Lake Arrow- 
head; dinners at swanky steak houses; 
personal contacts with movie stars; and 
finally the guest of my brother on a 
ne'er-to-be-forgotten flight home on 
TWA's Constellation. 

In less than nine hours from Los 
Angeles, we were landing in LaGuardia 
airport. New York City. That experi- 
ence is a birthright of all 20-century 
laymen. One gets a sense of freedom, 
well-being and opulence that lingers 
long after the experience has been 
tucked away in one's memories. An 
average of 314 miles was maintained 
(maximum speed 340 miles per hour), 
19,000 feet- altitude and 24 degrees at-. 

December 1948 


mosphere while Earth's children were 
sweltering with the heat. Two delici- 
ous dinners and a snack were served 
en route. A genial captain engaged all 
passengers in conversation and en- 
gendered a sense of security for all. 

There is a danger that such experi- 
ences may spoil one for humdrum, 
everyday living but I've found it can be 
a mountain-top experience, releasing 
satisfaction and giving variety as the 
rush of everyday living would engulf 

Class of 1927 

Class Reporter: Florence E. Parmley 
7 S. Catawissa St., Mahanoy City, Pa. 

Hello! What a wonderful word — 
Hello! I learned its meaning on the 
daily trek "up the hill" at Bucknell. 
Classxnates, it has been a long time 
since hearing your friendly greeting. 
This column will carry the echo down 
through the years. Please use it to say, 

Mrs. Robert J. Ackerly (Martha 
Felty) keeps in touch with Bucknell 
through the Pittsburgh Alumni Asso- 
ciation. She is a busy housewife and 
mother of two children, a boy and girl. 
Marty lives at 418 W. Hutchinson Ave., 
Edgewood, Pittsburgh 18. 

H. Leonard Allen is employed as 
draftsman by the General Electric Co. 
The Allen family is living at 112 Ash- 
burn St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

George W. Bailey of Freeport enter- 
tained at Bucknell during the week-end 
of October 8-9. While in Lewisburg 
he visited with Harold Webber and 
family. Harold's son. Bill, and Carl 
Geiser's son, Milton, are enjoying their 
sophomore year as students in the en- 
gineering course. 

The Webbers had another visitor for 
Homecoming — George Hart, who in- 
troduced his wife and daughter to the 
Bucknell campus. George is super- 
visor for the management consulting 
firm of Booz, Allen and Hamilton at 
their New York City office. George 
said; "Bill Laning is now on the en- 
gineering staflf of Bendix Aviation." 
Let us have some first-hand informa- 
tion, Bill. We are awaiting your hearty 
"Hello" for the next issue. 

When in need of a neuropsychiatrist, 
our good friend, Herbert E. Heim, 
M.D., will serve you at his office located 
in Harrisburg at 719 N. 2nd St. Herbie, 
as he was affectionately known to '27 
classmates, was awarded certificates by 
the American Board in Neurology and 
Psychiatry, holds associate member- 
ship in the American College of Physi- 
cians, and was appointed consultant to 
the Family Service Bureau of York. He 
and his wife, son and daughter reside 
at 2704 N. 5th St., Harrisburg, if you 
wish to make a friendly call instead of a 
professional visit. 

Dom Mare is in the regular army air 
corps with the permanent rank of 
major. Mrs. Mare (Mary Foust) is a 
member of the staff of the Clinical 
Psychological Laboratory of Clare- 
mont College, and has been accepted 
for candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. 
Way back in '27 we predicted great 
things for Mary and she is fulfilling our 

James E. Mandolia is a teacher in the 
Rush School of Philadelphia. His home 
address is Box 57, Route 1, Swedes- 
boro, Md. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Reichard 
(Edith Mae Womer) of 516 N. Muh- 
lenberg St., Allentown, are the parents 
of a daughter, Elaine Louise, born Dec. 
22, 1947. They have a three-year-old 
son, David Womer Reichard. Mr. 
Reichard teaches physics at the Allen- 
town High School, and is instructor in 
mathematics, electrical engineering and 
mechanics in the Allentown Evening 
Technical Institute of the Penn State 
E.xtension Services. 

LOST — Where, oh where can they 
be; Rawle LeRoy Bower, Louise G. 
Frownfelter, Thomas Carson Hanna, 
Jr., J. Edward Nickel, Jr., J. Millard 
Shipman, and Robert K. Zortman? 

FOUND — Recent addresses: Grace 
H. Allardice, Laura Stevens Hall, Ste- 
phens College, Columbia, Mo.; William 
K. Blaisdell, P. O. Box 116, Lanikai, 
T. H.; Rev. Lewis K. Davis, Chaplain's 
Quarters, U. S. Naval Air Test Sta., 
Patuxent, Md.; Rev. J. Clyde Foose, 6 
Columbia Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.; 
Horace W. Gardner, 19 Iroquois Dr., 
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh 16; Paul L. 
Garrett, 4022 Tennyson, Houston 5, 
Texas; Katherine E. Gaventa, 67 W. 
Mill Rd., Pedricktown, N. J.; J. Lester 
George, 15 Washington St., Corry; Col. 
Harry W. Johnson, Dep. Ch. of Staff, 
APO 403, c/o PM, New York, N. Y.; 
Christopher Mathewson, Jr., El Rancho 
Encino, Star Route, Helotes, Texas; 
Mrs. James Singley (Florence Gold), 
314 Ayers Place, Apt. 3, Chester; 
Howard S. Unger, 2147 O St., N. W., 
Washington 7, D. C; Mrs. Ronald M. 
Wilson (Doris Worrell), Hague's Mill 
Crossing, Ambler. 

Class of 1928 

Class Reporter: Mrs. H. M. Marsh, Jr. 

(Lorinne Martin) 

25 Oakley Ave., Summit, N. J. 

Judging by the number of new ad- 
dresses received from the Alumni Of- 
fice, members of our class have been 
doing a lot of moving lately. Here are 
the new addresses: Dr. Roland W. 
Banks, Box 322, Wauchula, Fla.; Paul 
S. Beaver, 405 Armour St., Bellefonte; 
Mrs. Edwin S. Heiser, Jr. (Edythe 
Bond), 1029 New Federal Building, 
Detroit, Mich.; Marlin W. L. Boop, 
Box 92, V. A. Hospital, Butler; S. C. 
Braucher, Esq., R. D. 3, Somerset; 
Albert M. Cooley, 1801 E. Thomas Rd., 
Phoenix, Afiz.; Mrs. Frank Heiser 
(Ruth Cooper), 40 E. Spruce St., Ma- 
hanoy City; Miss Margaret H. Corwin, 
610 Penn St., Hollidaysburg; J. Glenn 
Doyle, 5181 Thompson St., Saginaw, 
Mich.; Mrs. R. G. Daggs (Mary A. 
Dwyer), Medical Dept. Field Research, 
Fort Knox, Ky.; George Dzurica, 23 
Hill St., Nanticoke; Mrs. Robert F. 
Meador (Yolanda Frank), Box 1505, 
Midland, Tex.; Mrs. Earl Grimm (Dot 
Griffith) , 208 Spring St., R. D. 2, Media; 
Leslie P. Hawley, 417 Tenth St., Up- 
land; Edward T. Hill, 220 Allegheny 
River Blvd., Oakmont; Catherine 
Hughes, Apt. 2, 310 Michigan St., 
Hollywood, Fla.; Miles W. Hunting- 
don, 311 Willow Ave., Camp Hill; 
Rev. Frank E. Johnston, 1703 Chestnut 
St., Philadelphia 3; Howard M. Jones, 
c/o Scott Paper Co., Chester; M. Les- 
ter Keyser, 209 Walnut St., Berwick; 
WilUam L. Litchfield, 511 Seventh 
Ave., Asbury Park, N. J.; Harold S. 
Lynn, Park Ave., Scottdale; Dr. E. 
James Morrissey, 244 W. Fifth St., 

Reading; Mrs. Norman Hublitz (Ev 
Pauling), Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. 
N. Y.; Harry H. Pierson, 2 W. 45th 
St., New York 19, N. Y.; Mrs. A. Har- 
old Wendin ("Babs" Reifsnyder), 251 
W. Cayuga Rd., Williamsburg, N. Y.; 
Dr. Philip M. Reilly, Box 3701, Sau- 
turce, Puerto Rico; Willis G. Snow, 
2237— 169th St., Hammond, Ind.; Wil- 
liam H. Strong, Route 1, Box 198, An- 
nandale, Va.; Mrs. Joseph Natale 
(Martha Thomas), 2223— 47th St., Mer- 
chantville, N. J.; D. E. Upton, 3887 
Henry St., R. R. 1, Muskegon, Mich.; 
Miss Grace D. Williams, TI & E Det.. 
G, H. 2, F. E. C, APO 500, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif.; Wyatt E. Williams, 2988 
Merrill Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 

Does anyone know where I can find 
Bill Gerlach and Vera Herrick? 

Class of 1929 

dass Reporter: Miss Thelma J. Sho- 
WALTER, 223 State St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Your reporter was pleasantly sur- 
prised several weeks ago by a visit from 
"Trudy" Gochnaur (Mrs. Eugene O. 
Banker), who is living in Lewistown. 
Believe it or not, Trudy has a daughter 
who expects to enter Bucknell next 
year. Jane is a very comely lass, and 
should provide as much competition 
among the male students at Bucknell as 
did her lovely mother back "in our 

Robert Snauffer, whose address is 
1617J4 Tilghman Street, Allentown, 
promises that he will be on hand for our 
reunion next June, and is looking for- 
ward to seeing all his classmates, espe- 
cially D. E. Long. 

A beautiful farm in the heart of York 
County has claimed Jessie Fielding 
(Mrs. Aden I. Eyster), her husband and 
her two sons, Danny and James. Their 
home address is Seven Valleys, Pa. 

Kenneth Bidlack, Mifflinburg attor- 
ney, is married to Louise Creasy, who 
taught for several years in the Lewis- 
burg High School. They have a daugh- 
ter, Jean, aged three. 

Bill Mahood, genial "Fi Ji", is man- 
ager of the San Francisco office of the 
Atlas Powder Co. He and Mrs. Ma- 
hood (Betty Springer) have two sons, 
ages six and seven. 

Mingled with our pleasure at hearing 
from so many of our old friends comes 
a note of sadness. Mr. Joseph K. Ul- 
mer has notified us of the death of his 
wife, Gertrude Rentz, in August, 1947. 
We join in extending to the family our 
sincere sympathy in the death of their 
beloved wife and mother. 

John Peifer, who started with the 
Class of 1927 at Bucknell, but after be- 
ing out of college for two years, fin- 
ished with us, writes that the Class of 
1929 has always been very nice to him, 
and he plans to join in our celebration 
next year. He gave your reporter quite 
a puffed-up feeling with his comment, 
"I remember you distinctly. You 
knew math. — my favorite subject." 
Well, I guess it is better to be remem- 
bered for one's math, than not to be 
remembered at all. 

Little did we realize that we had an 
artist in our midst. Esther Heritage 
Wright has been studying with Fred- 
rich Reiniger for six years, and has ex- 
hibited her portraits and landscapes lo- 
cally and at the Philadelphia Clothes 
Line Exhibit (Rittenhouse Square). 


December 1948 

She is also the mother of Tommy and 

Mildred Gentzler is director of guid- 
ance at Bernardsville High School in 
New Jersey. 

Marie Fetherolf Weber and her hus- 
band, John R. Weber '28, with their 
two 3'oungsters, have been really enjoy- 
ing their summers. "We have made a 
point to tour not only the high roads, 
but also the by-roads of the Gaspe 
Peninsula, Province of Quebec and 
Nova Scotia. In our ancient green 
Dodge, which our town's people have 
dubbed 'The Green Hornet,' we have 
ventured 'where angels fear to tread,' 
and have had many interesting experi- 
ences which we are writing up and hope 
some day to publish. We have hun- 
dreds of wonderful pictures of our trips, 
including two summer tours of the 
South. Many of these will be hung in 
Photographic Salons," says our Marie. 

Reginald Gaylord, Dorothy and their 
three boys are living at 71 Foxcroft 
Road, Manhasset, N. Y. Reggie is as- 
sistant general merchandise manager 
for Montgomery Ward & Co. 

We are gratified with the response to 
date. Each issue will carry additional 
items of interest to the Class of 1929. 
However, there are many others from 
whom we have not heard. Please co- 
operate with vour officers in making 
this the best reunion ever! 

Class of 1942 

Class Reporter: Donald L. Hopkins 

109 Philadelphia Ave., Takoma Park, Md. 

I imagine Homecoming '48 style was 
put on in the typical B. U. manner. My 
only regret was that I wasn't able to 
make the trek back to the Hilltop. No 
doubt a goodly number of the class was 
back and had a great time. Judging 
from the scarcity of items for this issue, 
all the news was hashed over on that 
weekend, and so we go to press with 
very little news. 

I ran into Walt Held '43 the other 
day, on my lunch hour, and it surely 
was a surprise to see him in Washing- 
ton. He and his wife, Eleanor Parry, 
and baby are residing on the Ameri- 
can University campus here in town. 
Walt has taken a leave of absence from 
his teaching chores at B. U. and is 
doing some advanced work at Ameri- 
can. He is also doing some instruc- 
tion. Meanwhile, Eleanor stays home 
and takes care of the youngster. 

Lawyer Kenneth Bayless finished up 
at the Dickinson Law School in Car- 
lisle earlier in the year with his LL.B. 
Evidently Kenny expects to do busi- 
ness in Pennsylvania, for he can still be 
reached at his home in Hazleton. The 
street address is 436 W. Broad St. 

Harvey Pettit and his wife, the for- 
mer Mary Beidler '43, have recently 
moved to 565 Watchung Road, Bound 
Brook, N. J. 

A recent '42 wedding took place in 
Reading, when Germaine Roshon be- 
came the wife of William Osborne Sel- 
tzer, a graduate of Lehigh University. 
Mrs. Seltzer, before her marriage, 
taught biological science in the Forty 
Fort High School, and received a mas- 
ter's degree in nursing from Yale Uni- 
versity in October, 1947. The couple 
are now living at 27 Edwards St., Bing- 
hamton, N. Y.. where Mr. Seltzer is as- 
sociated with Ansco as a chemical engi- 

The new address for Millard J. Dol- 

son is Mountainside Colony, Dillsburg 
R. D. 1, Pa. 

That's the story for this issue. What 
do you say that for the next issue you 
write in and tell me about some of 
those classmates you meet at some of 
those impromptu Christmas parties? 
Till the next time, then, a happy Holi- 
day season to everyone, and a very 
good New Year. 

Class of 1943 

Chiss Reporter: Mrs. Earle E. Benton 

(Norene Bond) 

411 Boyd St., Camden, N. J. 

This is the first article your reporter 
has gotten together since her appoint- 

ment to the job, so it will be brief due 
to the dearth of news. I hope all of you 
who have items of interest will send 
them along so thejr may be included in 
the next issue. 

Dick Christenson was in Geneva, 
Switzerland, until August 1, studying in 
the Foreign Institute and Geneva Uni- 
versity. He was due home in Septem- 

Carl Miller is working in the Claims 
Bureau, Department of . Justice, Mili- 
tary Government, Seoul, Korea. 

Maribeth Bond Peck and husband 
are living in Lokaina on the island of 
Maui in the Hawaiian Islands, where 
they are engaged in missionarj' work. 

Eugene Cook is traveling about the 
country in the employ of the Federal 
Telephone and Radio Corporation. 

Ti/^af ^udi^teUc<M4^ /4%e ^am^ 


In September, 1947, Archibald M. Al- 
lison was retired from the Chicago Pub- 
lic Schools under the compulsory age 
limit. He had been continuously en- 
gaged in high school work since his 
graduation with the exception of one 
semester, the last 33 years as teacher 
of senior mathematics at the Lake 
View High School in Chicago. His 
graduate work was taken at the Univer- 
sities of Chicago and Michigan. Mr. 
and Mrs. Allison will continue to reside 
in suburban Highland Park as they 
have done for more than 30 years. 

Royce E. Carringer x'03 is now liv- 
ing at Route 3, Mt. Vernon, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin M. Weaver Hon. 
'27 are making their home on Proctor 
Star Route in Williamsport. . 


Mrs. Edwin Johnson (Florence 
Cleary) resides at 1906 Delaware St., 

Mary Grove has been assigned to a 
newly created post at Laurelton- State 
Village. As instructress of attendants 
and nurses, she will have charge of 
establishing a new training program 
geared to prepare attendants for state 
licensing in their work. 


Harold E. Miller is associate profes- 
sor of biology and public health at 
Georgia School of Technology. He has 
recently given outstanding service to 
the Boy Scout movement. His wife, 
the former Elizabeth Groff '21, is active 
with the Girl Scouts. 

New address: Dr. and Mrs. Harry 
Warfel (Ruth Farquhar '19) R. D. 5, 
Box 19D, Gainesville. Fla. 

Katherine Miller, having received her 
master's degree at the University _ of 
Michigan, is now teaching in the high 
school at Abington. 

In January of this year Keith Haines 
passed an examination of the American 

Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is 
now a certified orthopedic surgeon, 
practicing at 300 S. Broadway, Camden, 
N. J. 

Dr. Robert S. Ingols, research asso- 
ciate professor of chemistry at Georgia 
School of Technology, recently re- 
ceived a signal honor from his compa- 
triots. He was chosen to deliver the 
Research Prize lecture sponsored by 
the Sigma Chi Club. The lecture was 
titled "Water Treatment." 

Nezv addresses: Mrs. Margaret Erb 
Fitch, 114 W. Oak St., El Dorado, 
Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smalstig 
(Alice Drennen), 9 Clyf-f Lane, Van- 
port, Beaver. 


Dr. John S. Fetter now resides at 
High Rd. at Welsh Rd., Huntingdon 

W. Clark Hinkle x'32, one of the all- 
time greats of the National Profession- 
al Football League, has signed as head 
coach of the WIU Weiriters, semi-pro- 
fessional football team. Hinkle, a triple- 
threat back at Bucknell and subsequent- 
ly with the Green Bay Packers, was 
named to the all-pro team four seasons 
and still holds the record for the num- 
ber of yards gained in pro-ball over a 
10-year span. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Bostwick (Char- 
lotte West x'32), are residing at 103 
Park Place, Sa}'re. 


Vincent Wayland is a busy man. As 
pastor of the Knoxville Baptist Church 
in Pittsburgh, he directs a program of 
activities for people of all ages. He 
formerly was pastor of the First Bap- 
tist Church of Oberlin, Ohio. The 
Waylands reside at 411 Orchard Place, 
Pittsburgh 10. 

Malcolm Williams, having received 
his Ph.D. at the University of Michi- 
gan in 1940, is now the Academy psy- 
chologist at the U. S. Coast Guard 
Academy, New London, Conn. The 
Williams family, which includes four- 
year-old Sandra Kay and one-year-old 
Malcolm, Jr., reside at 37 Nameaug 
Ave. in New London. 

Neiv address: Lawrence Bond, P. 
O. Box 446, Wantage Ave., Branch- 
ville, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. John Demp- 

December 1948 


sey (Anne Culbertson '38), 204 S. 
Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. 
Philip E. Jones x'33 (Gladys Gandar), 
Fern Ave., Haddonfield, R. F. D. 1, 
N. J.; Mrs. John Forbes (Mary Garri- 
son"), 944 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia 
4; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roush, Jr. 
(Emma Moore), 38 21 Amherst St., 
Dallas, Te.xas. 


Gardner M. Loughery was elected 
vice-president of the Unity Fire Insur- 
ance Corp. last March. He served in 
the Navy in World War II, leaving the 
service as a lieutenant commander early 
this year. He and his wife (Mary E. 
Hill)" reside at 318 Howell Rd., Engle- 
wood, N. J. 

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William C. Shure 
was recently relieved of his duties as 
IX Corps Chaplain and transferred to 
Yokohama, where he assumed the 
duties of VIII Army Chaplain. Mrs. 
Shure (Ruth Wentworth '30) has 
joined her husband in Japan. 

In January, 1948, Sidney Wolfson 
x'3S became health officer at Dover, 
N. J. He holds the degree of Master 
of Science in Public Health, awarded 
by the School of Public Health, College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia 
University, New York City. 

Neic address: Mrs. Paul Deschanel 
(Ann W. Orr), 211 Oxford Hill Lane, 
Westgate Hills, Havertown. 


Rev. and Mrs. Thomas B. Richards 
(Mary S. Savidge '42) are now resi- 
dents of Rochester, N. Y., where Mr. 
Richards is superintendent of the Peo- 
ple's Rescue Mission, a charitable or- 
ganization supported by churches, civic 
groups and individuals of the commu- 
nity. The staff of the mission will in- 
clude a health nurse and social workers 
in addition to regular maintenance per- 
sonnel. Mr. Richards was formerly 
Protestant chaplain at the Northeastern 
Penitentiary and a chaplain for the 
Army Air Force. The Richards live at 
99 Highland Ave., Rochester 7, N. Y. 

Thomas F. Sweeney M.S. '37 is a 
student at Kirksville College of Osteo- 
pathy and Surgery, Kirksville, Mo. He 
may be addressed there at the Theta 
Psi Fraternity. 

John B. VanWhy is connected with 
the Union Hardware Co. of Torring- 
ton. Conn. On a recent business trip 
he called on Dr. "Jack" ShoU, a class- 
mate, who has a medical practice in 
Cleveland, O. They spent an enjoj'able 
evening together, talking over their 
days at Bucknell. The VanWhys have 
a son, Peter, who is five, and a daugh- 
ter, who is several weeks old. 

New addresses: Anthony DeMarco, 
80 E. 18th St., Paterson 4, N. J.; Joseph 
C. Duddy, 1901 W. Erie Ave., Philadel- 
phia 40; Freas E. Semmer, 1000 West- 
ern Union Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. 


William A. Androski is sales manager 
for G. H. Poulsen & Co., directors of a 
plan for community surgical and medi- 
cal care. He and his wife reside at 652 
Thacker St., Des Plaines, 111. 

Mrs. E. J. Hart (Carol Lee Davis) 
arrived at LaGuardia Field, Newark, 
on July 1, having flown from Frank- 
fort, Germany, with her husband and 

eight-month-old daughter, Linda Lee. 
Major Hart, LT. S. Air Force, has been 
assigned to Randolph Field. The Harts' 
address is 3715 N. 2Sth St., Waco, 

Robert A. Harris, an engineer with 
the American Car and Foundry Co. in 
Milton, has been transferred to the main 
office at 30 Church St., New York, 
N. Y. 

William Robertson, Jr., is in adver- 
tising with Harper's Magazine. The 
Robertsons have two children, William 
Edward III and Malcolm Bryant, and 
are residing in Cranford, N. J., at 3 
Willow St. 

Walter P. SUvius is a design engineer 
with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 
East Pittsburgh. His address is 508 
Atlantic Ave., Pittsburgh 21. 

Mary C. VanNort is an assistant in 
the Office of the Dean of Women at 
Keystone Junior College, La Plume. 

Abraham J. Zager, together with 
three other lawyers, has been admitted 
as a partner in the law firm of Parsons, 
Labrecque, Canzona and Combs, which 
will continue in the general practice of 
law at Red Bank, N. J., under the same 
name. Mr. Zager's new address is 33 
E. Bergen PI., Red Bank, N. J. 

Nezv addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer 
T. Beck (Dorothy Doling x'40), 221 N. 
17th St., Camp Hill; Mr. and Mrs. 
Milton Bailey (Marion J. Corke), 615 
Alanon Road, Ridgewood, N. J.; Char- 
lotte M. Good, State Teachers College, 
Millersville; Dr. J. Howard Swick, II, 
1318 Eighth Ave., Beaver Falls; Rob- 
ert B. Eckert, c/o Steve M. Solomon. 
Jr., Inc., Macon, Ga. 


R. B. Allison is now general man- 
ager of the Rivoli and Hollywood The- 
atres in Altoona. His address is R. D. 
No. 2, Box 138A, Hollidaysburg. 

Frank C. Ferguson, Jr., M.D., is now 
working in cancer research at the Cor- 
nell Medical College. His address is 
Apt. 2C, 67-09B 186 Lane, Flushing, 
N. Y. 

Frederick S. Green is working for 
the Western Electric Co. of Kearney, 
N. J. His wife (Marion Reynolds '41 ) 
and familv will soon join him to live at 
33 Garrabrant Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

Chaplain and Mrs. Myron Sibley (E. 
Elizabeth McQuay) reside in Alfred, 
N. Y. Their two children are named 
Marilyn Sue and Mark McQuay. 

Robert C. Perez, son of Gilbert S. 
Perez '07, recently received his M.Sc. in 
Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute and is now with 
the "Standard Oil Co. in the Nether- 
lands West Indies. He saw several 
years of combat service with the air 
force in Europe during the war. 

Franklin Sloff is now employed as 
assistant to the controller by R. R. 
Donnelley & Sons Co. of Chicago. 

Neza addresses: Mrs. L. F. Andrews 
(Margaret M. Bortz), 122 S. Gardiner 
Ave., Rockford, 111.; Margaret L. 
Davis, Civilian Personnel Div., Mili- 
tary Government, Stuttgart, Ger- 
many, APO 151, c/o PM, New York, 
N. Y.; H. Dean Gulnac,470 Conger Ave., 
Collingswood, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. John 
A. Kessler (Margaret Lloyd '38), Apt. 
A20, Prospect Terrace Apts., 1575 Bev- 
an Road, Pittsburgh 27; Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph A. Reid, Jacob Ford Village, 

Apt. 2413, Alorristown, N. J.; Warren 
H. Replogle x'40, 22-24 W. Main St., 
Everett; Cornelius R. Roughgarden, Jr., 
76-39 Commonwealth Blvd., Bellerose, 
L. I.. N. Y.; iMr. and Mrs. Richard C. 
Shultz (Beverly Starr x'42). 542 Chel- 
sea St., Bellaire, Texas; ^Ir. and Mrs. 
Theodore R. Sirinek (Barbara Ludwig), 
1302 Somerset Road, W. Englewood. 
N. J.; Airs. Roger Wendell (Marjorie 
A. Stadden), Route 1, Henderson, 
N Y.; Mrs. Robert B. Bruns (Gladys 
Stillman), 4116 Linden Ave., Western 
Springs, 111. 


Mr. and Mrs. Myron D. Eisenberg 
(Anne Lowther) have moved to R. D. 
No. 8, Boise, Idaho, where Mr. Eisen- 
berg has accepted a position as mer- 
chandising manager of the Falk Mer- 
cantile Co., which operates the largest 
department store in Boise and has sev- 
eral other stores in Idaho and Oregon. 

William J. Fidler is an accountant 
with the American Red Cross in Wash- 
ington, D. C. He and his wife live at 
3751 Gunston Rd., Alexandria, Va. 

Alexander J. McKechnie M.S. '41 is 
teaching and studying at Temple Den- 
tal School for the degree of Doctor of 
Dental Surgery.- He and his wife are 
residing at 4025 J St., Juniata Park, 
Philadelphia 24. 

Robert W. Rink, engaged in public 
accounting by a Philadelphia firm, re- 
sides at 603 Brobst St., Shillington. 

William J. Starrett, Jr., is assistant 
manager of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 
Cumberland, Md. 

A former Pennsylvania newspaper- 
man who served with the Office of War 
Information, Overseas Branch, in New 
York City during the war, Donald E. 
Wilson is now information officer with 
the Division of Public Liaison, Depart- 
ment of State. In November, 1947, he 
served as public liaison officer for the 
United States Delegation to the Sec- 
ond Session of the General Conference 
of United Nations Educational, Scien- 
tific and Cultural Organization in Mex- 
ico Citv. His present address is 1138 
Twelfth St., N. W., Apt. 2, Washing- 
ton 5, D. C. 

Nezv addresses: Mrs. Paul T. Kosiak 
(Elsa Jane B utter worth) , 1632 Fitzger- 
ald Lane, Parkfairfax, Va.; Mr. and 
Mrs. William B. Hannum x'42 ( Eliza- 
beth M. Cooper), 20 N. Horace St., 
Woodbury, N. J.; Dr. and Mrs. Peter 
Minck, Jr. x'41 (Lois Hayward), Sad- 
dle River, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard 
M. Sharp (Margaret Redding x'43), 707 
Walton St., Philipsburg; Mr. and Mrs. 
William K. Smith (Julia H. Yarnall 
'47), 1132 Hutchins Ave., Ann Arbor, 


Mrs. Glenn Schwalm (Carolyn Dun- 
kelberger) is now in Valley View, 
where her husband is practicing medi- 
cine with her father. 


John H. Boyle x'46, a student at the 
Temple School of Theology, receives 
mail at his home address — 84 Sherman 
St., Brooklyn 18, N. Y. 

Jean N. Brock is secretary to the as- 
sociate director of the Industrial Rela- 
tions Section at Princeton University. 


December 1948 

Her mail reaches her at 215 Nassau St., 
Princeton, N. J. 

Mrs. Prescott Crane (Emily Cober) 
is residing at 75 Madison Ave., New- 
tonville, Mass. 

John L. Denney x'46, medical stu- 
dent, receives mail at his home address 
— 415 Maple Ave., Greensburg. 

John Derkacz x'46 is a student at the 
Pennsylvania State College. 

Beverly Graham Myers is working 
for the Presbyterian Westminster 
Press. She and her husband, a Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania Dental School 
student, are at home at Apt. 4, 3429 
Walnut St., Philadelphia 4. 

John H. Hanel, a medical student at 
the University of Pennsylvania, con- 
tinues to receive mail at his home ad- 
dress — Monroe. 

Eloise Headland, employed by the 
Patents Section, Claims Division, U. S. 
Dept. of Justice, resides at 4306 28th 
Place, Apt. 3, Mt. Rainier, Md. 

Dorothy A. Hutton is bacteriologist 
at the Geisinger Memorial Hospital at 

Nancy Kline Allen is receptionist for 
the Veterans Administration. Her hus- 
band is attending Rutgers University. 
They are at home at 71 Livingston 
Ave., New Brunswick, N. J. 

Robert Lehet receives mail at the W. 
Atlee Burpee Co., Clinton, Iowa, where 
he is office manager. 

John A. Munson x'46, associated with 
United Air Lines in New York, gets 
mail at his home address — 63 Shellbank 
Place, Rockville Centre, N. Y. 

Jane Redsecker Menzie received a 
Master of Arts degree in English Lit- 
erature from Penn State in September. 
Her husband, Donald, was granted the 
Master of Science degree at the same 
graduation. They reside at 730 W. 
Foster Ave., State College. 

Mrs. Saxon Palmeter (Jane Rock- 
well) is acting as substitute teacher 
and playing the role of housewife at 91 
Main St., Metuchen, N. J. 

Mary E. Rutherford x'46 received the 
B.S. in Nursing degree at Cornell Uni- 
versity. She can be located at 1320 
York Ave., New York 21, N. Y. 

Emily A. Soos, librarian for the 
Standard Oil Development Co., resides 
at 5 Gresser Ave., Linden, N. J. 

Donald W. Thomas has been named 
minister of music at the Pine Street 
Methodist Church, Williamsport. Don- 
ald was secretary of the Music Depart- 
ment while attending Bucknell. 

Mrs. Charles F. Baird (Norma A. 
White) is employed as vocational coun- 
selor for the Y. M. C. A. Her home 
address is 193 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Whitelock 
(Peggy Naumann '44) are living at 345 
Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, N. Y. He 
is employed as a sales administrator for 
the Aluminum Co. of America. 

William M. Wilkinson is associated 
with the firm of Payson and Trask at 9 
Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. 
He was graduated from the Harvard 
Business School with the M.B.A. de- 
gree in February, 1948. 

New addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Mel- 
vin F. James, Jr. (Mary L. Allen x'46), 
407 Warminster Rd., Hatboro; Mrs. 
Elmer E. Richardson (Jean DeGroat), 
S. Crescent Blvd., R. F. D., Yardley; 

William R. Rave, 141 Betsy Brown 

Rd., Port Chester, N. Y.: Mr. and Mrs. 
Leroy F. Schellhardt, 732 Highland 
Cross, Rutherford, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles HelUe (Ann Louise Shea), 
5600 Fair Oaks St., Pittsburgh 17; 
Gloria G. Whitman, 210 S. 43rd St., 
Philadelphia 4. 


Gretchen A. Baker x'47 is a student 
at the New York School of Interior 
Decoration. Her mail is to be sent to 
her home address— 429 N. Park Ave., 
Warren, O. 

Joseph W. Barber, of 213 State St., 
Perth Amboy, N. J., has accepted a po- 
sition as account executive with the 
Graphic Co. of Advertising in New 

Leonard Block is back at Bucknell as 
a graduate student. He gets mail at 
170 Brown St., Lewisburg. 

James E. Brennan x'47 receives mail 
at his home address — 316 Elmwood 
Ave., Newark, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Brown 
(Shirley Higgins '43) and daughter are 
making their home at 303 15th Ave., 
Hickory, N. C. 

Jack W. Denholtz is associated with 
the Rockaway Point Stores, Inc., Rock- 
away Point, L. I., N. Y. 

Drew L. Devens is a chemical engi- 
neer in Process Control, Lago Oil and 
Transport Co., subsidiary of Standard 
Oil Company of New Jersey. He and 
his wife reside at Lago Colony, Aruba, 
Netherlands West Indies. 

Arthur J. Emery is engaged in re- 
search in bacteriology at the New York 
State Experiment Station, Division of 
Food Science and Technology, at Cor- 
nell University. 

Erik M. Eriksen, Jr., is a communica- 
tions engineer for the R.C.A. Commu- 
nications Co. at Riverhead, L. I. He 
continues to receive mail at his home 
address— 934 71st St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William R. Fetter has transferred 
from the School of Law at Washington 
and Lee University to the Dickinson 
School of Law. His new address is 2 
Conway St., Carlisle. 

Matthew E. Friedman, student at the 
Harvard Law School, gets mail c/o 
Ocklis, Lellsworth Ave., Cambridge, 

Mr. and Mrs. William Fortmann 
(Ruth Merrion '46) and daughter Nan- 
cy, 13 months old, are residing at 15 
Caper Hill Road, Sharon, Mass. 

Bushnell Fullerton was elected trea- 
surer of the Rutledge Chapter of Phi 
Alpha Delta law fraternity at the Duke 
University School of Law for 1948-49. 
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Vitray (Jane Gal- 
lien '44) have moved to 210 Monroe St., 
Hoboken, N. J. 

Dorothy Gleckner is beginning her 
second year as a Y-Teen program di- 
rector in Richmond, Ind., in the Y. W. 
C. A. She is having great fun direct- 
ing a girls' glee club and studying voice 
at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of 
Music in Indianapolis. 

Lloyd Graham, residing at 645 Chest- 
nut Ave., Teaneck, N. J., is employed 
by the Royal Typewriter Co. as a sales- 

Mrs. William Stephens (Marjorie D. 
Grahame x'47) is now attending Purdue 
University. The Stephens' address is 

FPHA 539-1 Airport Rd., W. Lafay- 
ette, Ind. 

Tamara Gurvitch received her M.S. 
at Columbia University in June and is 
now doing publicity work for a King 
Features columnist. She is located at 
116 Seaman Ave., New York 34, N. Y. 

Roger S. Haddon, a student at the 
Law School of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, was one of the ISO lucky men 
chosen from 1000 applicants for admis- 

Clifford C. Harris is residing at 36 E. 
Middle St., Gettysburg, and is em- 
ployed as a cash accountant for the 
Link Belt Co. in Philadelphia. 

Milton G. Jaques is claims adjuster 
for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. 
of Boston. Mail reaches him at his 
home address — William St., Chester, 

Thomas H. Kinkade, Jr., is a trainee 
with the Combustion Engineering Co. 
of New York. He receives mail at 1606 
Locust St., Philadelphia. 

Harry E. Knudson, Jr., is a sales engi- 
neer for the Federal Electric Products 
Co. of Hartford, Conn. He and his 
wife (Anne B. Howland x'46) are at 
home at 175 Geranium Ave., Floral 
Park, N. Y. 

Dorothy M. Kohl is a psychology 
instructor and vocational counselor at 
the University of New Hampshire. 
Her mailing address is Box 624, Dur- 
ham, N. H. 

Samuel D. Lenox, Jr., former student 
at the Washington and Lee University 
School of Law, has transferred to the 
Dickinson School of Law. He gets 
mail at 2 Conway St., Carlisle. 

Catherine J. Lepsch is engaged in 
teaching biology and chemistry at 
Drew Seminary in Carmel, N. Y. 

Eugene Matthews was awarded the 
Master of Letters degree by the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh in June, 1948. 

Philip K. Morton is a production 
control manager. His address is 738 
E. Philadelphia St., York. 

Judson Prindle, sales engineer, gets 
mail at his business address — Baker Ice 
Machine Co., Inc., South Windham, 

Tom Rodgers is coaching at Somer- 
set High School this year. His ad- 
dress is 205 Stoystown Rd., Somerset. 

Gloria J. Saleme x'47 is employed as 
a bookkeeper for the National Biscuit 
Co. She is at home at 105 31st St., Al- 

Robert E. Shrader is now employed 
as a mechanical engineer. His home 
address is 34 Bowen St., Woodstown, 

W. Paul Smeltzer, Jr., northeastern 
sales representative for William Prym, 
Inc., gets mail at 407 Oakwood St., New 

Warren C. Stadden, structural de- 
signer for the Austin Co., has moved 
to 142 E. First Ave., Roselle, N. J. 

Robert J. Steamer, high school teach- 
er, and his wife reside at 710 Latta Rd., 
Rochester 12, N. Y. 

Charles Steininger, a law student at 
Catholic University of America, can be 
addressed at 1664 Fort Dupont St., S. 
E., Washington 20, D. C. 

Richard Tobias is making his home 
at 1301 Gusryan St., Baltimore, Md. 

Edward E. Wilson, engineer, receives 

December 1948 


mail at his business address — 1902 
Church St., Wauwatosa 13, Wis. 

New addresses: Sheldon G. Garson 
x'47, 3572 DeKalb Ave., Bronx 67, 
N. Y.; Britton W. Saterlee, 233 Housa- 
tonic Drive, Devon, Conn.; Marshall 
L. Smith, 301 Lakevievv' Ave., James- 
town, N. Y. 


Herbert Harness is a construction en- 
gineer for J. Harness & Son, Warring- 
ton, Bucks County. 

Phyllis H. Bartlett x'48 is a senior at 
the University of Pennsylvania School 
of Nursing. Her address is 320 S. 34th 
St., Philadelphia. 

Elizabeth A. BUlhime is with Church 
World Service, New York City. She 
wishes her mail sent to 16 S. Washing- 
ton St., Muncy. 

Gloria R. Binkley, a graduate student 
at Stanford University, is located in 
Building 123, Stanford Village, Stan- 
ford, Calif. 

John Bogen, Jr., is a chemical engi- 
neer for the Rohm & Haas Co. in Phil- 
adelphia. Mai! should be sent to his 
home address— 7499 Briar Rd., Phila- 

Maria D. Bogosian is a trainee at 
McCreery's Department Store, New 
York City. She lives at 813 19th St., 
Union City, N. J. 

Willis D. Boyer, junior salesman for 
Johns-Manville, resides at 189-15 37th 
Ave., Flushing, N. Y. 

Edwin A. Brooks is enrolled for 
divinity study at Crozer Theological 
Seminary, Chester. He plans to enter 
the parish ministry upon graduation. 

AUan W. Campbell x'48 is a telegraph 
operator for the New York Central 
Railroad Co. His home address is 448 
S. Main St., Jersey Shore. 

Wells Colby, supervisory trainee for 
Montgomery Ward & Co., lives at 28 
Brookside Ave., Menands, Albany, N.Y. 
James A. Commins, physicist in the 
Antenna Research Division of the Na- 
val Research Laboratory, Washington, 
D. C, receives mail at his home ad- 
dress— -617 Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. 

Mrs. Arthur W. Holt (Gertrude C. 
Cooper x'48) is living at Taconic Trail, 
Williamstown, Mass. 

K. Louise Crothers is an accountant 
for the Allentown branch of General 
Electric. Her home address is 418 
Bridge St., Catasauqua. 

Mrs. Joseph Valentino (Gertrude U. 
Danek x'48) is attending Brockport 
State Teachers College. Her present 
address is i7 King St., Brockport, N. Y. 
Margaret L. Fatzinger, medical tech- 
nician at the Allentown Hospital, re- 
ceives mail at her home address — 501 
Walnut St., Catasauqua. 

Caryl Galow is teaching in Boiling 
Springs High School. She is residing 
at 52 E. North St., Carlisle. 

Mary A. Gehres is head of the Ar- 
magh High School Commercial Dept., 
Milroy. Her home address is 1082 
Sixth St., Catasauqua. 

Naomi M. Griffiths is teaching in the 
Lewes High School, Lewes, Dela. 

Charles W. Hott, field engineer for 
Standard Oil (Indiana), Whiting, Ind., 
receives mail at 317 N. Broad St., Grif- 
fith, Ind. 

James D. Hunt is a mechanical engi- 
neer for the Hazard Insulated Wire 

Works (Div. Okonite Co.), Wilkes- 
Barre. He lives at 150 S. River St., 

Milton H. Iredell, Jr., is a student at 
Western Reserve University. Mail 
should be sent to his home — 45 East 
Ave., Woodstown, N. J. 

Margaret A. Jammer, secretary for 
General Doors Co., Trenton, N. J., lives 
at 909 Overton Ave., Morrisville. 

Edwin P. Kammer is a trainee in pro- 
duction planning for the Armstrong 
Cork Co. His home address is 427 Al- 
der St., Scranton 5. 

Mrs. Alfred W. Duerig (Jean F. 
Kohler), teacher, lives at 24 N. 18th St., 

Robert J. Krieger is working with 
the Armstrong Cork Co', and attending 
the company's sales training course in 
Lancaster. On its completion he will 
be assigned to the floor division as a 

Edward K. Lank is a salesman for 
O. B. Lank & Sons, Inc., 227 N. 2nd 
St., Harrisburg. 

Barbara J. Lehr, librarian at the Free 
Library of Philadelphia, lives at Som- 
erton, Philadelphia 16. 

Seymour J. Levine is a graduate stu- 
dent at the University of Michigan. 
His home address is 124 W. 93rd St., 
New York City. 

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Liles (Win- 
ifred Bode '44) receive mail at the for- 
mer's business address — Y. M. C. A., 
Reed and Washington St., Reading. 

Mr. and Airs. Richard Lowrie (Mari- 
an Murachanian '45) are making their 
home at Webberville, Mich. Dick is 
attending Michigan State College to 
earn a master's in electrical ■ engineer- 
ing. Marian teaches in the Webber- 
ville High School. 

Bertram K. McCracken, salesman for 
Ulman Bros., Williamsport, resides at 
924 W. Southern Ave., South Williams- 

Robert W. McDonnell is a graduate 
student at Lehigh University, Bethle- 
hem. His address there is Rm. 304-A, 
Dorm "C." 

Robert S. McKeman is news editor 
for Station WELI, New Haven, Conn. 
He and Mrs. McKernan (Betty R. 
Moore x'48) reside at 133 Fairfield 
Ave., Westport, Conn. 

Mr. and Mrs. "Clint" Marantz (Au- 
drey Johnson) are residing at 247 Cen- 
tral Park West, New York, N. Y. The 
former is a graduate student at Colum- 
bia. His wife is in the junior execu- 
tive training squad at Bloomingdale's. 
Rudolph Mattis is working as an ac- 
countant's clerk in the Centaur and 
Caldwell firm of New York. He re- 
sides at 72-48 Loubet St., Forest Hills, 
N. Y. 

Arthur H. Messinger x'48, salesman, 
lives at 41 Hollywood Ave., Rochester 
7, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Miller (Doro- 
thy M. Walker '47) reside at 341 First 
St., Apt. 2, Niagara Falls, N. Y. James 
is a designer for the Niagara Hudson 
Power Co., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Eleanor R. Moore, service represen- 
tative for the New Jersey Bell Tele- 
phone Co., Plainfield, N. J., lives at 
1118 Martine Ave., Plainfield, N. J. 

Charles M. Ogg is an engineer for 
General Electric Co., Trenton, N. J. 

His home address is Rt. No. 1, Box 94, 
Briarclifif Manor, N. Y. 

Andrew Rice is attending the School 
of Nutrition at Cornell University and 
is residina; at 230 Linden Ave., Ithaca, 
N. Y. 

William Rubin is a member of the 
executive training squad of Bloom- 
ingdale's, Lexington Ave. and 59th St., 
New York Citv. His home address is 
2364 Tiebout A've., Bronx 57, N. Y. 

Philip M. Russell is psychologist and 
teacher in the Woods Schools, Inc., 
Pinewood Bldg., Langhorne. 

George J. Schumacher, graduate stu- 
dent at Cornell University, receives 
mail at his home address — Linden Ave., 
Lindenwold, N. J. 


promotes athletics at 


Since September 1 seventy Buck- 
nellians and friends have become 
members. Why not send in your 
membership fee? 

Bucknellians in senior class and 
those one, two and three years out 
of college $2 a year ; four and five 
years out of college $5 ; more than 
five years out of college $10. 

Send ycur check to 

FRANK DAVIS '11, secretary, 

at the Alumni office. 


The Bucknell soccer team won 
from Delaware 7-2 and went on to 
take the Middle Atlantic champion- 
ship from the celebrated Swarth- 
more team 2-1. 

The undefeated, untied freshman 
football team won its last game, 
with Wyoming Seminary, 42-6. 

President Spencer (right) Greets 
Dr. Wvant '92 


December 1948 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29 President 921 Jones Law Bldg., Pittsburgh 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, First Vice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury. N. J. 
ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25. Second Vice-President . .501 Bloom St., Danville 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FR.\NK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St.. Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton. N. J. Term 
expires 19+9 

W. C. LOWTHER '14, 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1949 

ARTHUR R. YON 'IT. The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City, N. J. Term 
expires 1950 

S. DALE SPOTTS '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7. Term expires 1950 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, 501 Bloom St., Danville. Term expires 1950 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires 1951 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29. 921 Jones La%v Bldg., Pittsburgh. Term expires 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

The Alumni Fund Gets Going 

The Alumni Fund Committee, headed by Kenneth 
Slifer '26, met Friday evening, October 22, and canvassed 
the situation thoroughly. It was the unanimous decision 
that the Fund plan get in motion at once. 

First, however, the committee wants it understood that 
it is working zi'ifh and not in any way against the drive for 
heating plant funds, which started a year ago and is not yet 
completed. It has always been the desire of the Fund 
Committee to co-operate fully with the heating plaijt drive. 
Publication in the September, 1948, Alumnus of the 
names of contributors to the heating plant fund and the 
announcement that the respective classes are getting 
Alumni Fund credit for these gifts is evidence of this de- 
sire to co-operate. Publication in the current number of 
the Alumnus of names of those not reported in the Sep- 
tember issue is additional evidence that those two move- 
ments are going forward, hand in hand. 

A Great Man Retires 

On July 1, 1949, after 27 years as president of a grow- 
ing University, Charles E. Bunnell '00 will retire, rich 
with honor and achievement. School teacher, lawyer, 
judge and university president, his service in each field 
has been noteworthy. 

Now he will have an opportunity to visit the old home 
after 49 years in the "last frontier". He deserves the rest 
and we salute him, one of Bucknell's most illustrious sons. 

Club Presidents 

This is important! Please have your complete 
Birthday celebration plans in the Alumni Office by 
Januar}' 1. W'e want to publish the details in the 
January ALUMNUS (newspaper), which should reach 
you about January 15. 

Alumni Fund Committee 
First row, I. to r.: S. Dale Spotts '17, President Spencer, Clyde 
P. Bailey "29. Second row: Emily Devine Kelly '21, Emma E. 
Dillon "15, Louise Matthews Miers '26, Frank Ci. Davis '11. 
Third row: Kenneth W. Slifer '26. A. R. E. Wvant '92. Lester 
E. Lighton '20. 

Club Activities 

(Continued from Page l2) 

Steck. Jr. x'20, Hamilton O. Thompson '39, Eugene Van 
Why '09, Lois T. Wager '28, Hope B. Wohnus '44, 
Stanton R. Smith '09, chairman. 


This club has held two interesting meetings this fall. 
On October 7, the Harrisburg representative of the Gen- 
eral Electric Company showed moving pictures to the 
group. On November 4, the local manager of the Arthur 
Murray Dance Studios gave an address on dancing and 
the origin of dance steps. There will be more meetings 
to report as the year goes on, since this on-its-toes club 
meets regularly each month. 


Our Bucknell club in the Lancaster area is bustling 
with activity. In July the club enjoyed its annual picnic 
at the home of the Kenneth Hoffmans ; a Hallowe'en 
party was held in October at the William Lybargers' 
home ; plans have been completed for a Christmas party 
in December and a Bucknell birthday dinner in February. 
Class officers are : Mrs. Anna Fishel Poorbaugh '35, presi- 
dent ; Theodore Wilkinson '40, vice-president ; Mrs. 
Josephine Behney Hoftman '28, secretary ; and Harry 
Gundrum '39, treasurer. 


One hundred seventy-seven Bucknellians and friends 
gathered at Kugler's in Philadelphia on Friday evening, 
November 5. The group re-elected Dr. S. Dale Spotts 
'18 as president; Jim Tyson '11, vice-president; Franklin 
Jones '19, secretary-treasurer; and the following persons 
to the executive committee : Les Lighton '20, Alice 
Roberts '24, Tom Speck 'i7, Leroy Rohde '36, Dr. Al- 
bert Garner '99, Herb Watson '2i7 and Mrs. Ray Speare 
Topham '17. James A. Tyson was enthusiastically nomi- 
nated as the club's candidate for Alumni Trustee. 

After hearing a message from President Spencer, the 
club president called on Dr. Daniel A. Poling. In the 
early pleasantries of the address. Dr. Poling paid his 
membership fee to the club and joined the Bison Club. 
He then delivered an eloquent address in which he 
stressed the idea that Bucknellians should give to a 
divided world not uniformity but unity. 

Following the address Dr. Poling was taken com- 

December 1948 




Philadelphia Club Executi\'e Committee 

pletely by surprise when Dr. Spotts handed him a $1000 
check for the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, of which Dr. 
Poling is the director. It will be recalled that his son 
was one of the four chaplains — Protestant, Catholic and 
Jewish — who sacrificed their Hves for their men in a trip 
across the Atlantic in the recent war. 

After Dr. Poling's address the group gave its atten- 
tion to a magician for the next 20 minutes. Herb Wat- 
son, master of ceremonies, was about the only one who 
lost his shirt in the deal. 

The next meeting of the Philadelphia club will be on 
February 4, when the birthday celebration will take place. 
Members are advised to watch the January ALUMNUS 
for something special. 


If you are a former Bucknell co-ed and want to have 
a good time, you might transfer to or persuade your 
husband to locate in Pittsburgh. The Association of 
Bucknell WQmen there, Mrs. Louise Matthews Miers '26 
president, sent us an attractive booklet showing their 
program for the year. Tea at the College Club, bridge 
parties, luncheons, covered dish suppers, Christrnas 
dinner — 

We hope the gals are openhearted and let their boy 
friends and husbands in on some of these affairs. 


On Monday, October 11, the Rochester Alumni Club 
held its first fall meeting in the form of a party in the 
Main Pavilion at Ellison Park. The new officers for the 
coming year were presented and duly installed. They 
are: Volney Frankel '43, president; Jack T. Pink '47, 
vice-president ; Mrs. Rita Holbrook Sear 'i7, secretary ; 
Mrs. Margaret Cornely Schmitt '33, treasurer. Around 
a welcome and immense fire in the fireplace there was 
much talk of football and the then forthcoming Home- 
coming. A few lucky couples were planning to be there. 
Judge McCracken was reminiscing about a memorable 
game between Bucknell and Penn State held in Williams- 
port back in '01 or '02. That particular game was the 
end of football between the two schools for many years. 
After some games, delicious hot, spiced cider and several 
kinds of doughnuts were served. We had Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Wright, the outgoing president and his wife, to 
thank for planning the details of this party. 

Plans are being formulated for the annual Christmas 
party. An effort is being made to roust out for it every 

Bucknellian in this vicinity. — Mrs. Rita Holbrook Sear, 


The spring dinner meeting of the Central Jersey Alum- 
ni Club was held in Trenton at the White Gate, Friday 
evening, April 30, 1948. Forty-one members and guests 
were present. The club was fortunate in having Dean W. 
IT. Coleman as their guest and speaker. He elaborated 
on the beauty of the campus and the need for new build- 
ings, and told the group of various innovations at Buck- 
nell such as the introduction of a Senior Honors Course, 
the use of language houses and the possibility of using 
College Board Examinations for further determining ad- 


I The second annual picnic of the Bucknell Alumni Club 
of York County was held at the bungalow of Marlyn D. 
Etzweiler '27, along the Susquehanna River below 
Wrightsville, on August 7, 1948. Mrs. Kathryn Pawling 
Sieber x'43 and Mrs. Jessie Fielding Eyster '29 were in 
charge of the entertainment. Forty-eight club members 
and friends attended this successful affair. 


The Bucknellian pictured 
here is Frank H. Brown x'24, 
club president. Fle was stand- 
ing behind his car in front of 
the Phi Psi house when the 
photographer caught up with 
him. He was on his way to 
western Pennsylvania, where 
he has coal interests. 

The club vice-president, 
I too, visited the campus re- 
cently. He is Raymond F. 
Brandiff '27, who taught for 
two years at Milton and then 
for three years was head of the science department in the 
Vineland (N. J.) High School. Forsaking the teaching 
profession, he went to State College as manager of the 
Penn State Laundry. In August, 1945, Mr. Brandiff' went 
to Florida, where he and a friend from State College 
bought a cleaning business. He is a great booster for 
Florida. Mrs. Brandiff is the former Camille Thompson, 
a Bucknell music graduate in 1924. 

Now a word about the secretary, Mrs. Ruth Stephens 
Porter '05, who is a poet and uses this talent in building 
up club morale. She has contributed to children's maga- 
zines for many years. In the June number of Activities 
appears a feature page. It is something very original and 
new — a story with attractive little rhymes leading up to 
the climax, a song fpr the little children to play and sing. 
Mrs. Porter's songs appear in The Instructor from time to 
time, and her work has been published in Wee Wisdom, 
the former Junior Home Magazine, The Grade Teacher, 
American Childhood, Childhood Education and the for- 
mer Primary Education. Her book. Songs of the Seasons 
(words by Alif Stephens '04), is published by Willis and 
Co. Other work is scheduled to appear from time to time 
this fall and winter. 

All Bucknellians v^dio may chance to visit Florida are 
urged to communicate with the secretary, whose address 
is 2710 Dartmouth Ave. N., St. Petersburg ('phone 












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MARCH 1949 

(This is your magazine. Your Aliimn? Fund (we hope) will be paying for 
it soon. Tell us what's on your mind. We'll publish j-our letter if it's not libel- 
ous or too blasphemous I — Ed. P. S. If you want your name withheld, just 
say so.) 

. . . I got a great laugh out of the 
excuse of Dr. Harris to you. I recall 
on one occasion I entered his sanctum on 
Thursday morning at 11 :00 o'clock to tell 
him I would drop Latin and take Ger- 
man. He looked over those glasses at 
me and said. "You wiE take Latin. The 
next boy." I took Latin. 

■. . . How come this rag of a cheap, 
little newspaper instead of our regular 
Aluiixcs magazine? BnckneU's finances 
must be at a low ebb !" 

B. D. '09 

. . . Is Bucknell in such dire straits 
that the AnTMjrcs which I have always 
been proud to display on my living-room 
table has become this; flimsy newspaper 
affair? Am enclosing S25.00 for the 
Alumni Fund. It is to be used to get back 
the old attractiTe and well-printed, as well 
as interesting-to-read Alumxus. 

(Jvame withheld on request) 

... It is verj- nice to know that jou 
want to include this information about 
my promotion at the Provident in the 
ALUiiXTJS, although I am sure there 
are many Bucknellians who are 
much more deserving of such recogni- 
tion . . . 

I'd Eke to take this opportunitv" to 
tell 3"OU how very much I enjoy reading 
the Alumnus. I am particularly glad to 
have the newspaper in addition to the 
regular magazine. 

Sincerely yours. 

Margaret E. Reiff '39 

(This gal read the editorial in the first 

newspaper edition of the Al.umxus. 


* * * 

. . . We old-timers like your present 
Alumki MoNTHiy. even if we don't pay 
for it. The 19-58 edition was partictilarly 
pleasing to us oldsters because it dealt 
with Tom, Dick and Jemiie. We like 
President Spencer immensely. 

Personally, I liked best the number in 
which yon described your western trip. I 
went with yon and met some of my very 
good friends and classmates. 

The '07 Fimd Manager. 
Mary Stanton Speicher 

... I especially like the stories. 
"Those Were die Days." Are you plan- 
ning to continue these articles? Frank 
Stanton's article was correct in ever>- way 
but one. He stated Christy Mathewson 
played an alto horn in the band at col- 
lege, when he played what we called a 
"B flat bass"; I know, for I marched be- 
side him Also, I roomed next doot. 

Professor Owens on the program. 
in here (McMinnville. Ore.) on my radio 
just fine and I was delighted to hear his 
voice, strong and firm as ever. When he 
told us, "I am 90^". I thought : "Well. I 
used to sit in a Sunday School class 
taught by his father, Cipt. Owens, in 
theBaptist Church. Xow how old am 
I?" In college days I was janitor of the 
Chemical Lab and saw much of Professor 
Owens. He saw lots of me. too — espe- 
dallv when I did not get enough steam 



G. L. Hal! '99 

Your December number is very good. 
The snow picture of the walk is most ex- 
cellent. All the articles are well written 
and newsy. I do not see how you get 
the time to do all these things for us so 
well. I know it is appreciated by every- 
one even though not expressed. 


Stanton R. Smith '09 

. . . Some years ago a distin- 
guished educator posed the question: 
"The Alumnus: Opportunity' or Men- 
ace?" He pointed out that the devel- 
opment of alumni funds would bring in 
time a demand from college gradtiates 
for a greater share in the determina- 
tion of college policies, and that their 
participation would make for weal or 
woe according to their good sense. 

At Bucknell there have been some 
instances of what happens is-hen en- 
thusiasm outnms intelligence. For in- 
stance, the ill-conceived building of the 
stadium not only saddled the Lniver- 
sity with a long-term debt, but sorely 
tested the confidence of graduates and 
friends. I remember how one man 
eminent in pubhc life was led to re- 
fer to Bucknell as "a big stadimn with 
a small college attached." 

Xow, horse sense depends to a con- 
siderable degree on knowledge, and I 
think most alumni don't know much 
about the Bucknell of today. I con- 
fess I'm pretty ignorant. I believe the 
L^niversit\- must do far more than it 
has done in the past to keep the alumni 
informed, if it wants their support in 
the long years ahead. To this end, I 
want to make some suggestions. 

Many colleges distribute to their 
altunni the annual report of the presi- 
dent, listing objectives, ctuxent research 
and teaching projects, the financial 
situation and the like. i>hould not 
Bucknell do this? 

Some colleges hold alumni confer- 
ences on the campus at which the of- 
ficers of the college report on activi- 
ties and problems, and discuss with 
the alumni how the problems may be 
met. Could not such a conference be 
estabUshed at Bucknell? 

As a teacher I am painfully aware 
of the serious difficulties of adjusting 
education to the post-war world, and 
this leads to my third suggestion. Buck- 
nell has a number of alumni active in 
higher education, some of them distin- 
guished. Could not an advisory com- 
mittee of such men and women bring 
to the president and facultj-. on whom 
the responsibility for shaping the pro- 
gram rests, a point of view which might 
be of great benefit? 

(Continued on Page 21) 

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Adult Education 22 

Alma Mater's Children's Children 12 

Alumni Fund 23 

Alumni Trustee Election 12 

Articles on Al umni 

Alicia Zierden Drvnan 4 

Leo F. HadsaU . .'. 5 

Malcolm G. Tones 16 

A. C. Marts" 4 

Clarence B. Moore 17 

Onvkar Xaravan 14 

Ham- H. Pierson 14 

Daniel A. Poling 6 

Peggy Reiff 14 

Sam Rickard, Jr 

Gene-\-ieTe AMiite Shorkle*- 

Ralph E. Weeks ' 5 

Joseph R. Wood 6 

Grace ^^'ooda^d 4 

Baptist Church 4 

Book Shelf for Alumni 17 

Bucknell's First Lady 3 

Campus Acti^-ities 

Actors' Laborator}- 16 

Admission to Bucknell 22 

Campus News 13 

Christian Association 23 

Fraternities 10 

History- at Bucknell 12 

Placement of Teachers 22 

Political Science at Bu ck nell 13 

Religion in Life Week 14 

Spencers Entertain Seniors 5 

Sports Xews 11 

World Student Relief 16 

Qass Reports 18 

Qass Reunions 22 

Qub Acti\-ities 16 

Down the Aisle 20 

Editorial Comment 22 

Future Bucknellians 20 

Letters to the Editor 2 

Life Begins at Eight}- 17 

What Bucknellians Are Doin? 21 

Front Cover: Bucknell Hall 

Back Cover: Interior \-iews at The 
Bison, showing snack bar 
and booth section. 

Sketches in this issue by Alan Da^-is '5 1 . 


Published in January. March, April, Jtme, 
September, October and December by 


Elntered as second-class matter December 
30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24. 1912. 



March 1949 


^Mildred Spencer, Bucknell's First Lady, is a gracious 
and friendly person. Blessed with excellent health and a 
genuine liking for people, she actually enjoys the job, and 
being the wife of a college president is a job. She declares 
it is a pleasure to invite tlie seniors in for coffee : to have 
the Omicron Delta Kappa boys come in for dinner : to fill 
the president's rambling house with week-end guests of 
tlie Universit}- ; to have recep- 
tions for new faculty mem- 
bers, parents of freshmen, the 
^lother's Club : to entertain the 
Emeritus Club at tea : to pre- 
side at a dinner for the mid- 
winter graduating class. 

Being a full-time partner 
witli her husband, she accom- 
panies him on most of his nec- 
essary- trips away from the 
campus, but even in her ab- 
scence her home is available to 
any campus group for enter- 

Small wonder that tlie two 
Spencers work well as a team. 
They had their first date to- 
gether when Mrs. Spencer, 
then [Mildred Louise Pollard, 
was a sophomore in high 
school at \\hiting Point, Xew 
York. They were married in 

1916 and graduated together from Carnegie Tech, as Dr. 
Spencer's graduation was delayed by his ser\ice in \\'orld 
War I. At the time, tliey had the distinction of being the 
first married couple ever to get their degrees together from 
this institution. 

^Irs. Spencer taught cheraistr\- at her Alma Mater for 
several 3-ears. Then her two daughters, X'ancy and Sally, 
arrived on the scene, putting an end to a full-time career 
outside of home walls. However, Mrs. Spencer main- 
tained her active interest in various welfare projects and 
institutions in Pittsburgh. She served as a member of 
the Board of the Metropolitan Y. \\". C. A. for many 
vears. of the Soho Board, worked with the Settlement 

Mrs. Herbert L. SPE^XER 

House, and was chairman of a number of financial drives 
for the Red Cross and for the Community- Fund. 

The Spencers bought an old farm near Pittsburgh and. 
using 125-jear-old logs, rebuilt the old farmhouse into a 
spacious and charming home. It was not just a summer 
home. All during ^^'orld AVar II, the Spencer family 
contributed to the war effort by raising beef cattle, white- 
faced Herefords and regis- 
tered Hampshire hogs, and 
growing the necessarj- farm 
crops to feed them. Mrs. 
Spencer and tlie two girls ran 
the farm during the summer 
months with Dr. Spencer, who 
sened as War Labor Board 
co-ordinator in that area, com- 
ing out the 50 miles each week- 
end to act as consultant and 
approving supervisor. ^I r s . 
Spencer, who still enjoys gar- 
dening, especially of flowers, 
and is fond of animals, savs 
they all worked hard but loved 
doing it. For recreation they 
took time out for hiking, picnic 
suppers and horseback riding. 
\A e, as well as the Spencer 
famih', wish some Aladdin 
with his magic lantern would 
materialize and move that 
pleasant farm house, with its 
interesting fireplace, to a spot 
more accessible to Bucknell's campus. Patricia, the Spen- 
cers' 9-year-old handsome collie, who is always at the door 
to greet incoming guests, and Sally's riding horse. Chief, 
would be the happier if that feat could be accomplished. 

But as pleasant and desirable as tliat would be, it is not 
necessary to die happiness of Bucknell's First Lady. She 
is an essentially sanguine and happy person. Something 
of her philosophj- is showTi in her reply to the question as 
to whether she actually enjoyed flying. ""\Miy, yes, I do," 
she replied : tlien added, her brown eyes twinkling, "I 
really have to like it, you know, with all four of the other 
members of the family (Nancy's husband, too, has a 
license) pilots, and all of them keen about it." 

.March 1949 

Marts Speaks at A. A. C Meet 

Dr. A. C. Marts, former Bucknell president, was one 
of the chief speakers at the District II meeting of the 
American Akmini Council at Pocono Manor, January 24- 
26. His subject was "Philanthropy in Educational Insti- 
tutions." Frank Davis '11 was chairman of that meeting. 
Dr. Marts mentioned four forms of giving: financial 
agent, intensive campaigns, alumni funds and bequests. 
He stated, as a conservative estimate, that educational 
institutions received more than $150,000,000 in 1948. Plis 
talk was particularly well received. 

The Marts and Lundy organization now has 48 persons 
on its staff and in the past 23 vears has raised approxi- 
mately $500,000,000. 


President Herbert L. Spencer and Mrs. Spencer have 
returned to the campus after a two- weeks' business and 
pleasure trip to Florida, where they were the guests of 
two of the University's trustees, Christian R. Lindback 
and Andrew [. Sordoni. 

Left to right, standing: David ji. Jului '.id. Sam '49, 

Don '51. 

Srntrd : Sam Sr. '23. 

What College Can Match This? Baptist Church Service On the Air 

"This'" is the family of Sam Rickard, Jr., "23. Not 
only are both father and mother Bucknell graduates ; the)' 
have four sons, all of them Bucknellians at the present 
time, and — to make an even more interesting story — one is 
a freshman, one a sophomore, one a junior and one a 
senior. Bob Ripley, take notice. 

Sam III saw to it that John wore his freshman dink, 
John ordered Phi Gam pledge Don to keep his shoes 
shined. Don in turn sees that young Dave wears only 
black ties, and Dave — well, last fall, Dave took his out on 
those who opposed the Baby Bisons. He was the 
kick-off specialist on the unbeaten, untied freshman foot- 
ball team. Father and four sons are members of the 
same fraternity. Phi Gamma Delta. 

Father Sam"s college record lists school paper, an- 
nual, orchestra, baseball, basketball, tennis, track. In 
Burma he taught English in Judson College and was dean 
of men for 18 years. He was made vice-principal in 
1932. He came back to the United States in 1942 after 
negotiating a unique 800-mile trip by train, automobile, 
bullock cart and native dugout. Ihe la.'"t 2G0 miles, much 
of it through trackless wilderness, was made on foot by 
Sani, the four sons and Mrs. Rickard. 

In America, until World War II ended, Sam was as- 
sociated with the Oiifice of War Information and put in 
charge of all short-wave broadcasting to Asia for the 
Department of State. At present he is working with 
the M. I. T. Development Program in New York City. 

Mrs. Rickard (Ada Thomas '21, Music School gradu- 
ate), besides being an attractive wife and mother of the 
four stalwart Bucknellians, is a person of importance in 
her own right. She organized the glee club in Judson 
College and for more than 18 years she directed the Col- 
lege choir. For many years she worked actively in the 
National Council of Woman in Burma. Since arriving 
in the United States, she has been regent of the Piedmont 
Chapter of D. A. R., has given many platform lectures 
and at present is pleasantly settled with her family at 
201 North Fourth Street, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The morning service at the Lewisburg Baptist 
Church was broadcast over WKOK, Sunbury, each 
Sunday during January and February. The minister. 
Dr. Gordon Poteat, member of the religion faculty at 
Bucknell and Baptist student pastor, is one of Ameri- 
ca's top pulpit orators and draws the largest student audi- 
ences in the history of Bucknell. His classes in re- 
ligion and philosophy, all of them elective, have record 

Taken April 15, 1897 

These three grad- 
uates of the Class of 
1900, Genevieve 
White S h o r k 1 e y, 
Grace W'oodard and 
Alicia Zierden 
D r y n a n, look as 
though they were 
going places in this 
picture taken 52 
}'ears ago. The y 
were. Genevieve got 
her AI.D. at the Uni\ersity of Michigan in 1906 
and became a physician and surgeon. She has three 
children and lives at 127 Pacific Coast Highway, 
Carpinteria, California. Grace graduated smnma cum 
lattdc. got her M.A. in 1902, studied at the University 
of Chicago and entered the profession of teaching. 
On July 11, 1948, her name was transferred from the 
active list to that of Completed Careers. Alicia was 
responsible for the establishment of the Pennsylvania 
State Museum at Harrisburg (see the Bucknell 
ALUMNUS, March, 1947). She has two children. 
Her home is at 1702 Marlow Avenue, Bremerton, 
\\'ashington. Her husband, F. J. Drynan, is connected 
with the U. S. Na\'v Yard at Bremerton. 

Makcii 1949 

Spencers Entertain Seniors 

One hundred seventy-five persons sat down to a ban- 
quet honoring outgoing seniors on January 27. It was 
President Spencer's last opportunity to entertain this group 
of 142 seniors, predominantly veterans. Alany wives 

The president acted as toastmaster. 

Deans Coleman, Musser and Stevenson spoke briefly, 
and the prize-winning Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity quar- 
tette sang three numbers. 

The theme of the program was "Goodbye and Hello." 
Fred Kessler spoke on "Goodbye, College" while Class 
President Robert Camac followed with "Hello, Life." The 
theme of Dr. Spencer's talk was "Goodbye, Seniors" and 
Frank Davis introduced them to the Alumni Association 
with a talk on "Hello, Alumni." 

Hadsall Studies Cat Non-Cat 

A recent picture shows Leo F. Hadsall '28, holding a 
civet cat or ring-tailed cat, which oddly enough is not a 
cat. Its name is Bassariscus Astutus, meaning clever little 
fox. But the animal is not a fox either. Hadsall has been 
studying for 12 years and is not yet sure of what to call it. 
He is, however, getting a lot of information. that may be 
of immense value to the State of California, which is inter- 
ested in developing fur-bearing animals. 

At Bucknell Leo was known as a driver, intensely 
interested in learning new facts about nature. His hunger 
for facts took him to Cornell University, where he re- 
ceived the Ph.D. degree in 1934. But before he received 
the degree, he was employed as a biology teacher in Fresno 
State College in California, where his penchant for pro- 
ducing results got him a full professorship at an age below 
that of any other teacher in the historj' of the school. 

His research interest covers many fields, among them a 
cone-bearing tree (the bunya bunya, more primitive than 
seqtioia, whose cones weighs as much as 28^^ pounds), 
desert tortoises and salamanders, to name only a few. At 
the present time, his home is something like a zoological 
garden. He has nine ringtailed cats and 68 desert tor- 
toises. These, with his six children, make his home an 
interesting place. 

Hadsall has become a leader in science education in 
California. He initiated the California publication. Sci- 
ence Guide for Elementary Schools, and assisted in its 
publication for four years. He served on the California 
Curriculum Committee in Elementary Science, and since 
1941 has served as co-ordinator for the California Con- 
servation Council. At present he is leading a number of 
scientists in the preparation of a handbook on natural and 
human resources of the San Joaquin Valley. 

Last summer he was made a member of Sigma Xi at 
Cornell University in absentia. But his interest has spilled 
over into education and he recently made a study of the 
need for graduate work in California state colleges other 
than the state university. 

Alumni may remember Leo as the Bucknellian who 
rode 400 miles by train to attend an Alumni meeting at San 
Francisco in the fall of 1947. His wife is the former 
Elizabeth Hoyt. Their address is 5107 Arthur, Fresno, 

>t; * * 

The Bucknell Campus Club, an organization of faculty 
wives and women of the University staff, celebrated its sil- 
ver anniversary in February. 


Ralph E. Weeks 

Ralph E. Weeks Addresses Mid- 
winter Graduates 

It was a grey day, chill with hovering clouds. There 
were not even white snow banks to make up for the flowers 
and green leaves of a June graduation, but the young peo- 
ple wearing caps and gowns were as attractive and alert- 
looking, as challenging to the Commencement speaker on 
the blue-and-gold-draped platform. They looked to him to 
"give them a light" as they stepped through the door of 
campus and college into the world of earning and a wider 
experience of living. 

Ralph Emerson Weeks met the challenge. As presi- 
dent of the International Textbook Company in Scranton 
and the International Correspondence School with branch- 
es in Canada, England and Latin America, an educational 
institution enrolling annually 120,000 students and offering 
400 courses in 2,000 subjects, and as an active participant 
in ci\-ic, state and national welfare institutions over a long 
period of years. Mr. Weeks gave to them his own sea- 
soned, tested-and-tried philosophy of living. 

"The most important contribution I can bring from 
the world of business," he told them, "is the thought that 
has long been my basic conviction," that the financial re- 
ward for work done is of minor importance and will well 
take care of itself, if a man finds the thing he can do well 
and into which he can put his heart. "To labor for some- 
thing, to travel hopefully, to seek more knowledge and 
wider experienpe is to be alive and to know that the joy 
of living is in the striving and ... in the service that 
you and you alone can contribute." 

The fact that these words were coming from a success- 
ful businessman, a man of wide-ranging interests, who 
had made many distinguished contributions to society, 
gave them added weight and meaning. 

Af,ter bachelor's degrees were awarded to the 142 sen- 
iors, more than 100 of them veterans, and master's degrees 
to 14 graduate students. Dr. Spencer presented Mr. Weeks 
with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Each per- 
son who had seen and heard this modest and able man 
felt it a well-merited honor that Alma Mater was hersel f 
honored to -pay. 

March 1949 

Dr. Daniel A. Poling 

Chaplain of New Chapel 

Dr. Daniel A. Poling — minister, author, world traveler, 
president of the World's Christian Endeavor Union, 
editor-in-chief of the Christian Herald, Bucknell trustee 
and recipient of the Medal of Merit from President Tru- 
man — has taken on a nev^r job. He has resigned as senior 
minister of Philadelphia's largest Baptist congregation to 
assume the position of chaplain of the Chapel of the Four 
Chaplains. This chapel is already renowned as an inter- 
faith memorial for the four chaplains of three faiths who 
went down praying together on the torpedoed ship Dor- 
chester in 1943, after they had given their life belts to oth- 
ers. One of those four men was Clark V. Poling, son of the 
new chaplain. Last spring the U. S. Post Office De- 
partment issued a memorial three-cent stamp for "these 
immortal chaplains." A therapeutic pool for disabled 
veterans was dedicated to their memory at the Bronx 

3<fUMlfiD STAf Ef^Ste3<f 

Veterans Hospital, New York City, as was a "Living 
Memorial of Good Books" in York County, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Poling, who has been pastor at the Grace Baptist 
Temple for 12 years, says his chief responsibility now 
will be the completion of this Chapel of the Four Chap- 
lains, proposed as a shrine of international prominence for 
Catholic, Hebrew and Protestant services. • 

Dan A. Poling is Oregon born and educated. When a 
young sand-lot ball player he became interested in Buck- 
nell through the great Christy Mathewson x'02, then 
hero to baseball fans young and old all over the coun- 
try. He came further east in 1907 and took two years of 

graduate work at Ohio State University. In 1912 he was 
prohibition candidate for governor of the state. In 1923 
he became pastor of the Marble Collegiate Reformed 
Church in New York City, where he served for 7 years. 
He has been at the Baptist Temple since 1936. Dur- 
ing World War II he was engaged in special war work 
in the British Isles, France and Germany, was a member 
of the General War-Time Commission of Churches and 
a major chaplain. Officers' Reserve. He is the proud 
owner of the Boy Scout Silver Buffalo and has received 
honorary degrees from many universities. He is said 
to be the first ordained minister to receive the Medal of 
Merit, established by General George Washington in 
1782 and awarded Dr. Poling in 1947 for work during 
World War II. 

Resigning — Not Retiring 

Maybe it's golf that has kept Joseph R. Wood '94, D.D. 
'21, vigorous and young-looking. An enthusiastic golfer 
up to two years ago, he had a birthday last December and 
declares he then was entitled to a full count of 80 candles 
on his birthday cake. Now he has resigned the pastorate 
of the First Baptist Church of Reading, Pennsylvania, 
which he has held for 23 years, nearly a quarter of a cen- 

During World War I, Joe was a "Y" worker with the 
Third Division, serving throughout the Marne and Ar- 
gonne campaigns. On two occasions, he was cited for 
meritorious service. He held a number of pastorates dur- 
ing his four-score years, was at one time secretary of the 
American Baptist Home Mission Society in New York, 
and for three years was secretary of the Federation of 
Churches in Newark, New Jersey. In 1922, he came back 
to Bucknell where he stayed for four years as assistant 
to the president. For a time, during changes in the 
administration, he served as acting dean and as acting 
president. He left this position to become pastor of the 
Reading church, succeeding Max C. Wiant '10, who had 
gone to the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg. 

Always an avid reader, and reading with ease in four 
languages besides his own, Joe reads an average of 100 
books a year in addition to his reading along professional 
lines. Biography and historical fiction top his reading list. 

A member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and a loyal 
Bucknellian, Joe always opened his home to Bucknell men 
and women when they were in Reading. His wife, who 
died ten years ago, was Eliza Bell '94, whose family has 
provided more students, teachers and administrative offi- 
cers for Bucknell than any other in the land. She herself 
taught in the Institute for seven years. They had three 
children — Elizabeth, a teacher in Roselle Park, N. J., and 
two sons, Richard and Joseph R., Jr., both of them Buck- 
nell graduates. 

"I've had a corking good time during my many years," 
Joe declares. His vigor and zest for living are expressed 
in his added comment. "I'm not retiring; I'm just resign- 
ing. There's a big difference in those two steps. I expect 
to be very busy in the days ahead." 

A dozen varsity lettermen were among the 142 gradu- 
ates at mid-term Commencement, jaiuiarv 29. 

Found — at the Beekman Tower, several dollar bills 
held together by a silver clasp. Owner should write 
to John C. Bank. R. D. 1, Newark-Pompton Turnpike, 
Paterson, New Jersey. 

March 1949 




Our meeting of February 5th was thoroughly en- 

At Meuller's Restaurant on I'^astern Avenue, we 
had approximately 25 in attendance. A delicious 
turkey dinner with a synibolically decorated cake was 
served. "Happy Birthday" was sung while Miss Jean 
Slack '39, a former secretary, cut the cake. 

A very instructional talk by Dr. Walter Sauvain 
on the I. Q. Avas most readily accepted. At the con- 
clusion of Dr. Sauvain's presentation, an informative 
discussion was participated in by the group. 

It was decided the next meeting will be held in 
June at the Sparrows Point Country Club. — Francis 
C. Moerschbacher '30, president. 


Harry F. Hartzell x'08 and Mrs. Hartzell enter- 
tained Bucknellians at their home in Berkeley on 
Alma Mater's birthday. The Owens broadcast came 
through perfectly at 9:30. "I think we all got a thrill 
out of the complimentar)' reference to Dr. Owens 
and Bucknell," Harry writes. 

Nelson F. Davis, Jr., '22, president of the Club, an- 
nounces that a meeting will \>e held in May or June. 
California-Northern Bucknellians will look forward 
to this event. 


The Kansas City club is scattered and on account 
of the terrible weather, President Glenn Eshelman '40 
decided to send a letter to each member instead of 
calling a meeting. This is a unique innovation in clul) 


There were 75 Alumni and members of their 
families present at the birthday meeting of the Ly- 
coming County Bucknell Alumni Association. It was 
really a rousing party with a great deal of enthusiasm, 
although not nearl}^ so many were present as the pop- 
ulation of the territory would indicate should have 
been there. The group had a delicious steak dinner 
at the Elks Club, after which they went to the audi- 
torium of the Williamsport Consistory. There they 
enjoyed a splendid talk by Dean Malcolm Musser '18 
on "Bucknell Today." They heard also a 20-minute 

program by a sextette from the Bucknell Women's 
Glee Club. This was so popular that there is talk of 
a concert in Williamsport by this club. Finally, they 
heard the broadcast, "Life Begins at 80" — at least 
that part which honored Dr. William G. Owens '80. 

Bill Nichols '21 was the efficient chairman of the 
program, and Mrs. Grace Fithian Sheafier '32 was 
head of the banquet committee. 

Dr. Merl Colvin '24 headed the nominating com- 
mittee, which presented the following officers for the 
coming j-ear : 

President, George R. Walters '33 ; first vice-presi- 
dent. Thomas Wood, Jr., '37 ; second vice-president, 
James A. Tyson, Jr., '41 ; secretary, Mrs. Edna Craft 
Fessler '30; assistant secretary. Miss Ida Heller '24: 
treasurer, Raymond R. Rommelt '34. The slate was 


The New York Metropolitan Club held a signifi- 
cant meeting at the Beekman Tower Friday evening, 
February 11. It was particularly important because 
preliminary steps were taken to divide the club into 
at least four sub-groups while retaining the Metro- 
politan Club as the mother organization. The matter 
will be settled at a spring meeting. 

Mrs. Emily Devine Kelly '21, former secretary, 
was elected president of the 1800-member parent orga- 
nization. Bob Snyder '42 was elected vice-president; 
Tamara Gurvitch '47, secretary; and John C. Bank '10, 

The program included singing by Professor Rode- 
rick Williams of the Bucknell Music Department ; 
Richard DuBois, world-famous magician ; the Owens 
record, "Life Begins at Eighty;" and a talk, "Some- 
thing Old — Something New." by Frank Davis. 

An unusual feature of this meeting was the promi- 
nence of the Class of '48. Fourteen members of that 
class brought with them eight additional persons, 
making their contribution 22 of the 75 persons present. 
The loyal '48-ers were : Louis F. Alessio, Jefferson 
Ave., Emerson, N. J. ; Arax Aroosian, 32 Meadowbrook 
PL, Maplewood, N. J. ; Helen M. Berg, 1320 York Ave., 
New York, N. Y. ; William D. Boyer, 189-15 37 Ave., 
New York, N. Y. ; Florence E. Fellows, 157 Midland 
.\ve., Montclair, N. J.. ; Joann G. Golightly, 3 Linden 
PL, Summit, N. J.; Virginia Kuntzmann, 115-105 223 

March 1949 

St., St. Albans, N. Y. ; Sachiye Mizuki, 316 VV. 79th 
St., New York, N. Y. : Virs^inia Moran, 9025 176 St., 
Jamaica, N. Y. ; John A. Munson, 63 Shellbank PL, 
Rockville Center," N. Y. ; Ruth Naul, 1001 Prospect 
Ave., Plainfield, N. J.; Lorraine O'Connell, 206 Hill- 
side Dr. So., New Hyde Park, L. I. ; Anita T. Rosen- 
berg, 845 West End Ave.. New York, N. Y. ; Barbara 
M. Sibley, 11 Dominick St., New York, N. Y. 


The Bucknell New England Alumni Club met on 
February 5 at the Beaconsfield to celebrate the 103rd 
anniversary. Louis K. Stuntzner '22 was elected presi- 
dent ; Dr. Finley Keech '22, vice-president ; Daniel 
Roop '45, secretary-treasurer. The executive com- 
mittee includes the above officers and A. W. Owens 
'09, Heber Youngken '09, A. W. Sheckells '27 and W. 
D. Callender '23. 

Alvin "Doggie" Julian '23, coach of the Boston 
Celtics professional basketball team, gave a talk on 
Bucknell and the value of sports. Dr. Finley Keech 
spoke of the particular value of smaller colleges along 
with larger universities. 

About 50 attended including "Waffle" Owens, 
son of Dr. Owens, who told about his father's trip to 
New York to prepare the broadcast of "Life Begins 
at 80." 

Already a meeting for May is being planned and 
one this coming December during Christmas vacation 
so undergraduates can attend as guests. 

All New England Bucknellians are requested to 
send their 1949 dues to Daniel Roop, 16 Niles Lane, 
Winchester, Mass. 


About 300 loyal Bucknellians and their friends 
gathered at McAllister's, 1811 Spring Garden Street, 
Friday evening, February 4, to pay tribute to the 
intrepid little group who had founded their Alma 
Mater. Dr. S. Dale Spotts '18, president of the Club, 
acted as toastmaster. The party was opened by the 
bringing of a huge birthday cake with 103 gleaming- 
orange and blue candles into a darkened banquet room. 
The procession was led by a pretty accordionist who 
accompanied the group singing of "Happy Birthday, 
Dear Bucknell." 

Left to right: Mrs. Albert R. Garner, Dayton L. Ranck '16. S. Dale 
Spotts '18, Albert R. Garner 'no. Mrs. Dayton L. Ranck. 

Dr. Albert R. Garner '99 was guest of honor. 
Joseph W. Henderson '08, chairman of the Bucknell 
Board of Trustees, introduced Dayton L. Ranck '16, 
speaker of the evening, who inspired the group with 
his address, "This College Business." The Rev. Flora M. 
Clymer '93 received a corsage, and roses and carna- 
tions were presented to the eight men and women rep- 
resenting the Class of 1948. 

There was lusty group singing ; Ken Haynes '31 
gave one of his inimitable monologue programs ; and 
the Bucknell Men's Glee Club Quartette sang. It was 
a great party. 


About 40 pei-sons attended the Bucknell Birthday 
Party at the Pittsburgh University Club on Wednes- 
day evening, February 9. There were fine talks by 
Trustees John Shirley x'09 and Andy Mathieson '20, 
and Alumni President Clyde Bailey '29. W. I. King 
x"01, another Trustee, was present but had to leave 
early. Everyone enjoyed the main address of the eve- 
ning by John Gold '18, professor of mathematics at 
Bucknell, who was accompanied to Pittsburgh by Mrs. 
Gold. The remainder of the program consisted of 
group singing and listening to the recording of the 
broadcast, "Life Begins at 80," which had been on the 
nationwide Mutual hookup on Saturday evening, Feb- 
ruary 5. 


The 103rd anniversary prompted another get-to- 
gether of the Rocky Mountain Alumni Group. A 
dinner meeting was held at the Oxford Hotel in 
Denver on February 5 with 17 Alumni and guests at- 
tending. Several new members made their debuts, 
including Manota Ellen Spacht '46, who has been in 
Denver less than a month, and Albert x'50 and May 
Ann x'49 (Chiesa) Faraguna. Marilyn Blaisdell, cur- 
rently attending Colorado Women's College, and 
daughter of Bucknellian Neil S. Blaisdell '26, senator 
from Hawaii, was also a guest. Marilyn says that her 
Dad hopes she will be a Bucknell student next year, 
and she goes along with the idea. 

John B. Rishel '15, our chairman, presided over 
the meeting with his usual wit and good humor. After 
indulging ourselves in a turkey dinner, we tuned in 
on KEEL, Denver, to get a perfect reception of "Life 
Begins at Eighty." We were mighty proud of our 
"Billy" Owens, and suggest that for the next ten or 
so years he consider an assignment of "stumping" 
for his Alma Mater. Following the broadcast, John 
Rishel did some reminiscing with us with the aid of 
Lewis Theiss' "Centennial History of Bucknell Uni- 
versity." Then we all reminisced, and the consensus 
of opinion was that Bucknellians today are having 
just as much fun as they did in earlier years, even 
though they may not call all the faculty members by 
their first names. The historian passed the scrapbook 
around which contains notes and snaps of activities 
of the group since 1936 when we organized. 

A date was set for the next meeting, June 5, at the 
Rishel mountain cabin. Alumni and families included, 
as young and as old as thej' come. It was difficult to 
get the group disbanded, and John's parting remark, 
as he wearily but happily put on his coat, was "the 
last one out, please pay the rent." We closed the door 
of the "Columbine Room" with a satisfied feeling 
that we were Bucknellians, glad we'd been together 

March 1949 

again, and looking forward to June 5. — Mrs. Beatrice 
Smith Tileston '33, secretary. 


With Frank G. Davis '11, Alumni secretary, as 
their special guest, 24 Alumni and friends of Bucknell 
enjoyed a dinner meeting at the Wyomissing Club on 
Wednesday, February 9, to mark the University's 
103rd birthday. 

Dr. Clair G. Spangler '25, president of the Berks 
County Alumni, was the toastmaster. The group 
heard a recording of a portion of "Life Begins at 
Eighty," which gave an inspiring interview with Dr. 
William G. Owens, "the grand old man of chemistry," 
who taught at Bucknell for 55 years prior to his re- 
tirement. Dr. Davis used as his theme "Something 
Old, Something New," comparing early Bucknell with 
the present institution in faculty, curricula, objectives, 
etc. He stressed the value of membership in Alumni 
groups to develop that personal satisfaction of sharing 
in the permanency of a gre^it institution. 


At the business session, Dr. Spangler appointed 
three committees : constitution and by-la\ys, Howard 
Fisher '13 (chairman), C. Edmund Wells '33, Rev. 
Elvin B. Sharp x'47, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Roth '28 
policy, J. Henry Shott x'22 (chairman), Harry L 
Smith '11, Mrs. Angeline Kissinger Doty '22, John J 
Dietrich '23, W. W. Raker '07; social. Dr. Merrill B 
DeWire '21 (chairman). Bright Beck '13, Mrs. Sara Miller 
Ennis '27, Charles L. Schultz x'24, Laura L. Smith '22 
Robert W. Rink '41, Mrs. Margaret McClure Fisher 
ri2. Election of officers will, be held at the May meet- 
ing. — Mabel H. Fritz '18, secretary. 


Twenty-two persons met at the Pennsylvania 
Hotel in St. Petersburg at noon on February 5 to cele- 
brate Bucknell's birthday. A lot of other prominent 
Bucknellians, including President and Mrs. Spencer, 
were in Florida at that time, but it was just impossible for 
them to be with us. However we had a great time and 
want to invite all Bucknellians who come to Florida 
to get in touch with us and make contact with this 
active Bucknell outfit. — Mrs. Ruth Stephens Porter 

'05, secretary, 2710 Dartmouth Ave., St. Petersburg, 
Fla. (phone 768194). 


We had a very lovely birthday party on Friday eve- 
ning, February 4. Twenty-one Bucknellians were present. 
Slippery roads deterred some of our out-of-towners. Our 
birthday cake was like the one on the announcement — 
orange and black icing — big candle for 100 years and three 
small ones. 

The following new officers were elected : president, 
Calvin Sholl '46; treasurer, Mrs. Peggy Linaberry Gran- 
berry '42; secretary, Mrs. Eleanor Lindell Sleeth '41. — 
Frank D. Smigelsky '07. 


About 75 persons gathered at the Lewisburg Inn 
Thursday evening, February 3, for a birthday party. 
Dr. Norman Stewart, professor of zoology, spoke on the 
problem of changing highly specialized schooling into an 
integrated education. His speech was profound and en- 

Miss Patricia Wagner, of Watsontown, sang three 
^olos and Frank Davis '11, Alumni secretary, played the 
< )wens record. This was followed by a short, entertain- 
ing talk on " 'Unknowns' in Chemistry" by Dr. Owens in 


A good crowd of 31 Bucknellians, by attendance or 
adoption, attended the Washington area birthday party 
on Saturday evening, February 5, at the New Athens Res- 
taurant. The main feature of the program was a talk by 
Dr. Clarence W. Cranford '29, minister of one of the 
largest churches in Washington. Dr. Cranford gave an 
interesting resume of Bucknell history as told by Dr. 
Theiss in his book, "Centennial History of Bucknell Uni- 
versity." Besides giving the members a clear picture 
of the beginnings and general trends of Bucknell his- 
tory, the talk also furnished many a chuckle over 
Bucknell anecdotes and Dr. Cranford's interpretations 
of them. 

The next meeting is tentatively planned for the 
first Saturday in May, and many interesting sugges- 
tions have been ofifered for this and future meetings. — 
Mrs. Grace Stone Deitz '41, president. 


Eighty Alumni, students and their friends attended 
the York County birthday on January 31. John S. 
Gold '18, the main speaker, and Clyde P. Bailey '29, presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association, were intro- 
duced by the toastmaster, Penrose C. Wallace '26. The 
invocation was by Russell R. Boyer x'36 and singing 
was led by Harry F. Andrews '19, Club president. He 
welcomed the guests and introduced a surprise quar- 
tet : Albert Foster '28, Gordon L. Everett, Kenneth 
Strittmatter '42 and Harry F. Andrews '19. It was 
enthusiastically received. Mrs. Philip Buck sang two 
solos with Mrs. Harry S. Ruhl as accompanist. A 
history of the activities of the York County Club, 
shown in pictures and articles, was displayed by the 
Club historian, Mrs. Betty Fleckenstine Minnich '41. 
Newly elected officers are: president, Mrs. Jessie 
Fielding Eyster '29; vice-president, Russell R. Boyer 
x'36; secretary, Albert Foster '28; treasurer, Levere 
Leese '34 ; executive council members for three years : 


March 1949 


Mrs. Helen Green Richards "34. A. Arline Baum- 
eister x'22. 


The Scranton Club held 

on February 5 one of the 
most enthusiastic meetings 
in its history. For several 
years the club had been 
moribund. Golightly '25, 
pastor of the Immanuel Bap- 
tist Church at Scranton, took 
over the responsibility for 
officiating- at its resurrection 
— and performed valiantly. 
Every person who arrived 
added one more to the re- 
ceiving line and met all the 
later comers. 

Although the purpose of 
the meeting was to reorgan- 
ize and get ready for action, 
the affair Ijoiled o\^er into an old-time pep rally. 

Frank Davis '11, Alumni secretary, played the record, 
"Life Begins at Eighty," and spoke briefly. This was fol- 
lowed by a question-and-answer period, during which 
topics from football to future activities were discussed. 
Officers elected are: president, Robert L. Payne '30: 
vice-president. William D. Golightly '25 : secretary, Wil- 
liam E. C. Speare '20; treasurer, Mrs. Marie Trunk Bar- 
low '31 ; directors, Frederick B. Davies '26, Mrs. Juanita 
Curtis Gelder '26, Sidney Grabowski '15, Raymond G. 
Hidlay x'21, Mrs. Margaret Everitt Lathrop '24, George 
P. Little '20, Norman Morgan '23, Allen Rarig, '29. 
Robert R. Schultz x'22, Dorothy L. Wrightnour '29, Ed- 
ward Yawars, Jr., '30. 

The group decided to meet three times a year, and there 
was some discussion of luncheons oftener. Scrantonians 
who wish to avoid attendance at future meetings would do 
well to stay away from the 29 Bucknell boosters who met 
at the Twin Grill on Alma [Mater's birthday. 


We had a most successful and enjoyable dinner meet- 
ing at the Hotel Brunswick on February 4. We opened 
our meeting by singing "Happy Birthday, Dear BuckneH." 
Mr. William Lybarger '25 then played the Bucknell 
Charter Day-lOGth Anniversary record for us and fol- 
lowed it with a few personal remarks on the meaning of 
an Alumni club. The highlight of the evening was the 
presence of Professor John Gold '18. Everyone thor- 
oughly enjoyed his every word, from his informal dis- 
cussion of our various personal interests on the campus 
through his most enlightening talk on the University's 
present-day problems. — Mrs. Anna Fishel Poorbaugh '35. 

;k ^ ;;: 

Birthday reports from Michigan and West Virginia 
came too late for this issue. Look for them in April. 
Michigan will celebrate April 18 at Ann Arbor with Dr. 
and Mrs. Spencer as guests. 

We have inaugurated a record-lending service in the 
Carnegie Library where records may be borrowed the 
same as books. This has been done entirely on a "gift" 
basis and both donors and borrowers ha\e responded most 
favorably. If vou ha\e any albums you don't play or ha.\e 
duplicated . . . 

Phi Laiiiba Tlicta was edged into fame about the 
middle of January when Colliers magazine published two 
articles entitled "The College Fraternity Crisis." The 
fraternity was referred to in the first article, and in the 
second issue a half-page picture (darned good one!) of 
five of the men was featured. There was a run on all 
newsstands in the vicinity and a buzz of interested com- 
ment : then, with a-run-a-hit-and-no-errors record chalked 
up for them, the fellows went on with their usual busy 

Among other house improvements, an additional room 
has been built by the chapter to provide more kitchen 

Clyde P. Bailey '29, president of the General Alumni 
Association, called at the house last month to deliver a 
new radio-phonograph console. 

Future plans are to plant shubbery across the front 
lawn and to extend the stone patio. 

Thcta Chi has successfully completed its "rounding 
out" program. In the two and a half years since the in- 
ception of the local chapter, a constant effort has been 
sustained to reach a balance both in the type of indi- 
^•iduals selected for membership and the securing of an 
appropriate number from each school class. Thirty-two 
pledges and 52 actives now comprise the local chapter. 

A needed addition to the dining room was attached in 
November. Most of the other rooms are either complete- 
ly redecorated or are in the process of being completed. 
Included in this program is a provision to create extra 
rooms by altering an upstairs sunporch, a project which is 
slated for completion in the summer. Many minor items 
are also on the improvement agenda. 

Theta Chi has made marked athletic, social and scho- 
lastic advances. National acclaim has been achieved in a 
member, Lawrence Bacon, who received All-American 
honorable mention and has been named "Most Courage- 
ous Athlete of the Year." 

Tan Kappa Epsilon is a little more than a year old 
on Bucknell's campus. In December, 1948, the occasion 
of the first birthday of the Tekes was celebrated with a 
beautiful three-tiered cake. Membership has grown from 
the small handful in 1947 to the present force of 42 ac- 
tives and 17 pledges. 

TKE has purchased the comfortable frame duplex at 
115 South Seventh Street for a chapter house. Dining 
facilities are not yet available, but a considerable amount 
of kitchen equipment has been secured and an industrious 
boarding committee is working hard to complete arrange- 
ments for ser\ing meals at the house. 

As Bucknell fraternities go. the Tekes are an infant 
group, but their influence already is felt in every corner 
of the camjnis. Two recent additions were made to the 
collection of handsome trophies inherited from AXM. 
The intramural wrestling crown was captured and a Teke 
foursome won top honors in the inter- fraternity quartet 

At the Intercollegiate Conference on Go\-ernment to 
be held in Harrisburg in .April, 12 to 25 poly sci students 
(25 last year) will represent Bucknell. .\ssociate Pro- 
fessor Theodore W. Cousens will accompany them. 

March 1949 


contest. Two of the men were recently tapped for mem- 
bership in Omicron Delta Kappa. 

Carl A. Bennett '40 is a statistician at the Richland, 
Washington, atomic bomb project. The Washington, D, 
C, chapter of TKE initiated for the Bucknell group Dr. 
Clarence W. Cranford '29, outstanding leader and jiastor 
of the capital city's largest Baptist church. 

Delta Sigina's big news is its oncoming Golden j\nni- 
versary, April 22 and 23, when many of the over 450 
Bucknell Demies will return to the house on the Hill. 
Preparations are alreadv being made by active and alumni 
committees to make this fiftieth l)irthday something to 
be remembered. 

Some features of this year's Founders Day will be 
a banquet to be held at the Women's Dining Hall ; an 
active-alumni softball game and tennis match; and, of 
course, the traditional Demie play. The active chapter 
is already working on two one-act melodramas, "Comin' 
Round the Mountain" and "He Ain't Done Right by 
Nell," to be presented as a double feature on the nights 
of April 21 and 22. There will also be a club business 
meeting and many informal sessions of reminiscing. All 
in all, "The Gold Rush of '49" is expected to be the big- 
gest and most enjovable Founders Day in the history of 
Delta Sigma. 

A delegation of 10 members of the Delta Sigma fra- 
ternity attended a birthday party on February 12 in 
honor of Amos Kapp Deibler, Esq., one of the founders 
of the fraternity in 1899. This happens to be a mem- 
orable year for Mr, Deibler ; besides celebrating his 
80th birthday, he will celebrate later the golden anni- 
versary of Delta Sigma (April 22-23) and of the Class 
of 1899 (June 4). 

Phi Gamma Delta reports that Sam Rickard '23 has 
steered all four sons into the Delta Chapter, Sam, the 
third, and John are active members looking after younger 
pledge brothers, Don and Dave. 

Of the SB members of PGD, 23 are pledges. Ten 
seniors graduated last month and 12 more are expected 
to be in the graduating class this June. 

New leather furniture, rugs, lamps and draperies 
were purchased this year . by the chapter in a sustained 
effort to improve the appearance of the Fiji House. Mem- 
bers living in the house are painting and redecorating 
their individual rooms in preparation for a busy spring 
social season. Plans are under way for House Party 
week-end. Any Fiji returning for this gala week-end 
and desiring aid in finding room reservations should 
drop us a line early. 

Fijis are active on the campus. Various members are 
junior class president, Christian Association prexy, "B" 
Club president, president of the Society for the Advance- 
ment of Management, treasurer of B, U, Ski Club, man- 
aging editor of The Bucknellian, treasurer of Student- 
Faculty Congress and student representative to the Ath- 
letic Council. Other members are actively represented in 
various organizations. 

Phi Gamma Delta received the cup from ODK for 
the best house decoration during Homecoming weekend 
and the award given by the Civic Club for the best out- 
door Christmas decoration, 

(Continued on Paffe ir») 


With two members of the starting team lost for the 
season, the varsity quintet still had hopes of ending its 
long losing streak, Init the chances were steadily dimin- 

When Big Jim Comerford was graduated January 29, 
the cagers were minus one of the highest scorers on the 
squad. Then Harry Cholewinski, who excelled at snar- 
ing rebounds, was injured in the Rhode Island State 
game and was sidelined for the remainder of the term. 

The last tabulation showed that the courtmen have 
lost a dozen in a row, winning but two. 

Meanwhile, the freshman quintet continued to dis- 
play the type of basketball that should strengthen the 
varsity team next winter. After concjuering eight of 
their iirst nine opponents, the Baby Bisons dropped their 
second game of the year, 69 to 66, to the Kings College 

But the frosh looked like champions in defeat, for the 
Kingsmen, victors over the varsity clubs of Bloomsburg 
Teachers and Mansfield Teachers, had to win the game 
from the foul line. Kings converted 21 of 49 fouls, 
while the freshmen made good on 14 of but 20 penalty 

With two matches remaining on the schedule, the 
varsity wrestlers needed as many victories to conclude 
the year with one of the best records in the five-year his- 
tory of the sport at Bucknell. 

The Bisons opened the campaign with triumphs over 
Delaware, 21 to 11, and Lafayette, 21 to 13. Then 
Coach Herb Maack's team was turned back, 26 to 8, by 
Franklin and Marshall, a strong contender for the na- 
tional wrestling title. 

In their next appearance, the matmen lost a close 
decision to Gettysburg College, 17 to 13. The Maackmen 
held the lead until the fifth bout. On February 19 the 
team overcame Muhlenburg, 17 to 13. An even split 
in the final four matches would have been enough to turn 
the tide in favor of the Bisons. 

Thanks to the early arrival of warm weather, coaches 
of five Bison athletic teams have advanced the dates for 
opening of spring practice sessions. 

Coach Hank Peters was laboring with the tennis 
candidates long before the first robin was spotted on 
campus. He began holding informal drill in Davis Gym- 
nasium in January and planned to move to the courts 
"early in March." 

Track hopefuls reported February 21 to Coach Bus 
Blum, who told the volunteers to condition themselves 
for the official opening of cinder and field w^ork-outs 
about the middle of March. 

With eight lettermen in the fold, baseball aspirants 
met with Coach Bill Lane late in February, when plans 
were drawn for the opening of indoor rehearsals. 

Coach Harry Lawrence has held skull sessions all win- 
ter long with football players. About 60 are expected to 
report for spring training on March 14 in the gymnasium. 
If the weather is favorable, the gridders will transfer to 
Memorial Stadium on March 21. 

Golf sessions, under the supervision of Coach Har- 
old Evans, will be launched late in March, The date for 
link drills will depend on the condition of the University 
Golf Course. 


March 1949 

A total of 41 contests have been scheduled for the 
four spring athletic teams. The gridders may scrimmage 
two or three times with other college elevens before the 
Bisons close the camp in April. 

An eight-game football schedule, opening at home 
October 1 against New York University, has been an- 
nounced for the 1949 varsity football team. 

Washington and Jefferson College will be the oppon- 
ent on Homecoming Day, October 22. The Presidents 
hold an 11 to 5 edge in victories over the Bisons. 

The annual "Old Shoe" game with Temple is set for 
Friday night, October 14, in Philadelphia. Coach Harry 
Lawrence's eleven will also travel November 12 to meet 
Bucknell's oldest football rival, Lafayette College. 

The schedule: October 1, New York University, 
home ; 8, Delaware, home ; 14, Temple, away ; 22, Wash- 
ington and Jefferson, Homecoming ; 29, Buffalo, away ; 
November 5, Gettysburg, away ; 12, Lafayette, away, and 
19, Muhlenberg, home. 

Trustee Election 

Biographies of nominees for Alumni Trustee will 
be published in the April issue of the ALUMNUS. 
Ballots will be mailed about April 20. Last year only 
30% of our Alumni voted. That percentage should 
be greatly increased this year. 

Alma Mater's Children's Children 

Among the more than 600 new students enrolled on the 
campus this year, there are 64 sons and daughters of for- 
mer Bucknellians. Thirteen of these have two reputations 
to live up to, as both parents walked the same campus 
paths and sat in the same classrooms as do these young 
men and women who this last September joined Bucknell's 
great family. 

According to a statement by Director of Admissions 
George R. Faint '25, more than 50 per cent of all students 
who are now on campus are here because of some family 
connection with former Bucknellians, either as cousins, 
nephews, nieces or grandchildren, or as close friends of, 

This better-than-50 per cent were not admitted be- 
cause of these connections, George hastened to add. They 
were admitted on their own merits, but because of their 
contacts they had become interested in Bucknell and so 
had applied for admission. Lucky Bucknell — and lucky 
men and co-eds who had such contacts ! 


A.B.. Lake Poorest: M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of 
Pennsylvania, wliere lie was awarded the Harrison Research Fellowship, 
entitling him to a year's study in Europe. Author of three books. The 
Seventeenth-Cpnturij Sheriff, The Hispaniola Treasure, and Piracy Was a 
Business, and of articles in many periodicals. Member, American His- 
torical Association, American Association of University Professors. Chief 
research interest, piracy: hobby, tennis. Dr. Kan-aker has always shown 
a persistent determination to make democracy work in the community and 
on the campus. He is an effective leader in getting recreational facilities 
for children of the town and in obtaining equal rights for all races and 
creeds. He is an active worker in the National Association for the 
.\dvancement of Colored People. 

History at Bucknell 

The Department of History oft'ers courses covering 
a world-wide range of American, Hispanic American, 
English, European and Far Eastern history. The basic 
course offered to entering students is "History of West- 
ern Civilization," a survey of Western Man from the 
dawn of history to the present. Members of the Depart- 
ments of Religion, Art, Literature and Languages, Nat- 
ural Sciences and Social Science present to the class the 
specialized knowledge of their tields. 

Li addition to approximately 500 undergraduates, the 
department enrolls each semester from five to ten gradu- 
ate students working for the master's degree. Over 
the past ten years many of these have gone on to earn the 
Ph.D. degree at Columbia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and 
other leading graduate universities, and are now making 
fine reputations as college teachers. 

Members of the department have also been actively 
engaged in research and publishing. They have con- 
tributed many articles to leading historical periodicals on 
Western America, the early history of Pennsylvania and 
British colonial history. 

History is defined as the record of all that man has 
ever thought or felt or done and, therefore, is the basic 
cultural study. Its cultural value lies in its gift to the 
earnest student of perspective and a sense of proportion 
in judging human problems. Though it has been poignant- 
ly stated that the only lesson one learns from history is 
that man learns nothing from history, yet, as Professor 
Toynbee has pointed out, there are great underlying prin- 
ciples governing human conduct which governments and 
individuals may learn much to their profit from studying 
past civilizations. The study of history would, therefore, 
seem to have practical as well as cultural values. 

March 1949 



placed on broad, general background material, and the 
attempt is made to sponsor the development of good 

<W ■"^t-^ 


B.A., Furman University; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., New York Uni- 
versity. Listed in Wlio's Who In the East, Who's Who In Education; 
Who Knows What (names of experts in various fields). Autlior of two 
books, a te.xtbook in political science, and a book on international law; 
author of several magazine articles. President of Pennsylvania Political 
Science and Public Administration Association, 1948-1950. Member Amer- 
ican Political Science Association Committee on Regional Organizations, 
1949-1950. In point of time not too many years ahead of the college men 
and women on campus, Jimmy Gathings has long taken an active interest 
in their extra-curricular affairs. He was faculty adviser to the Student- 
Faculty Congress for ten cnicial years, served as chairman of the Elections 
Committee for ten years, and for several years was faculty adviser on the 
Student Budget Committee. 

Political Science at Bucknell 

Not all of the nearly 700 men and women enrolled in 
the Political Science Department are embryo lawyers, 
diplomats or government officials. Dr. James Gathings, 
head of the department, says the study of political science 
does more than give pre-vocational training. Asked to 
relate what he would tell an inquiring parent or a student, 
poring over the list of subject courses, about the value 
of the study of political science, he submitted the follow- 
ing concise statement : 

"The primary purpose of the Department of Political 
Science is to offer to students a well-rounded program of 
courses which will give them a background for the partici- 
pation in public affairs as a good citizen or which will 
furnish them the foundation for future work in a gradu- 
ate school. The student who selects political science as a 
major at Bucknell will not be trained to do any one spe- 
cial type of work as a vocation, but the emphasis is placed 
on making the student a good citizen of society. On the 
other hand, students who major in this field are given 
the necessary training which will equip them to enter 
professional fields as graduate students. The most nat- 
ural field for students to enter with the major in political 
science is the study of law, the study of foreign relations, 
or the study of public administration. This graduate 
work prepares the student to enter the practise of law, 
to enter the work in foreign service, or to enter the work 
in some governmental department. It should also be 
pointed out that many students pursue graduate work 
looking to the field of teaching in colleges or universities. 

"The department acts as a service unit for other de- 
partments in the university. For example, students in 
engineering, commerce and finance, music, education and 
others, take work in this field of study. The emphasis is 

(The current issue of the Alumnus presents the first two of a series 
of articles on Bucknell departments. Other departments will be discussed 
in succeeding issues. — Ed.) 

News from the Campus 

Bruce Mitchell, noted artist, is back on the Hill as 
artist in residence. He spent last summer in charge of the 
water-color class of the Kansas City Art Institute and 
last fall was appointed visiting artist for the fall term at 
Michigan State University. During the spring months, 
Mr. Mitchell has arranged a series of exhibits by leading 
artists, the first of which was the paintings of Ernest 
Fiene in Roberts Hall, February 20. 

A bequest to Bucknell of approximately $5,000 from 
the estate of the late Obadiah W. Mitchell will be used to 
found a scholarship available to an East Orange High 
School graduate. 

Among the Bucknell students resuming their studies 
this semester is Harvey I, Holman, who has returned to 
the campus after three months of flying coal and flour 
on the Berlin airlift. Holman reenlisted in the Air Corps 
last spring and volunteered for duty crossing the Russian 

With an enrollment of 2,261 students, Bucknell's sec- 
ond semester got under way February 3. No beginning 
freshmen were accepted at mid-year, but about 50 trans- 
fers from other colleges were registered as upperclass- 
men. Since 142 seniors were graduated in January, en- 
rollment for the second semester is about 150 less than 
it was last fall. 

H: ^ :|; 

Dale Carnegie, well-known writer and speaker, will 
be heard at Bucknell April 9 as a presentation of the col- 
lege's Lecture Series, and on x^pril 23 the Artist Course 
will- sponsor a concert by Jorge Bolet, talented Cuban 
pianist. These programs are provided for all students 
through the Student Activities budget. 

The Howard University Choir will make a return ap- 
pearance here on March 26. The choral group appeared 
here last year on March 5 and was very well received. At 
that time the program was sponsored for the benefit of 
the Betty Ann Ouinn scholarship fund, which aids Ne- 
gro students attending Bucknell. 

(Continued on P;!ge It>) 



Or Are There for Any Other Reason, 


Time — Monday, March 28, 12:15 P. M. 

Place — Heller's Colonial Dining Room, 3729 Spruce St. 

Price — $1.50 

Send ycur reservation to the Alumni Office 


March 1949 

Pierson Associated with 
Lawrence Duggan 

Harry H. Pierson '28 for nearly two years was close- 
ly associated with the late Lawrence Duggan, director of 
the Institute of International Education. He came to 
the Institute in March, 1947, as a consultant (loaned by 
the Department of State). In February, 1948, he be- 
came assistant to the director and then, in May, director 
of the program. He can be addressed at the Institute of 
International Education, Inc., 2 West 45th Street, New 
York 19, New York. 

Harry's previous experience had provided superior 
training for such a position, for he had been with the 
Department of State since 1930, when he became chief 
clerk at the American Legation at Bogota, Colombia ; here 
he remained for three years. This was followed by sev- 
en State • Department assignments of increasing impor- 
tance. Harry is listed in International Who's Who and 
Leaders In Education. He has written extensively in his 

When in college, Harry was a busy man. He was in- 
volved in Delta Sigma. Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Delta Ep- 
silon, Pi Mu Epsilon, the Education Club and the Chris- 
tian Association. In addition, he contributed to Buck- 
nell Verse, and served on the staffs of The Buckncllian. 
The Belle Hop and the L'Agcnda. He was married in 
1935 to Pauline Barros of Bogota, Columbia. Included 
in Harry's family are other Bucknell representatives, his 
father. Dr. Raymond G. Pierson '01 (a retired minister), 
and liis brother, Raymond, Jr. x'31. 

Peggy Reiff '39 Promoted 

Margaret E. Reiit was sur- 
prised to find herself the "cov- 
er girl" of the magazine, Be- 
tzvccii Ourselves, organ of the 
Provident Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company, last September. 
Reason for this distinction was 
her recent appointment as as- 
sistant personnel director of 
the company. She is the first 
woman ever to attain this 

Peggy, after graduating 
cum lande, was employed by 
an actuarial firm. Towers, 
Perrin, Forster and Crosby, 
where she computed costs of 
pension plans for prospective clients. She joined the staff 
of the Provident Mutual in 1942 and was transferred to 
the Personnel Department about a year later. The new 
assistant personnel director li\es at 10 Green Lane, Pri- 
mos, Pennsylvania. She received a master's degree at 
Temple University in 1948. 

We understand there are always new worlds to con- 
C[uer. It must be pleasant to have snagged one, Peggy. 
We're proiid we know you. 

Peggy Reiff 

powerful" United States. In September, 1944, Ongkar 
Narayan arrived at Selinsgrove to attend Susquehanna 
University, a church school in a small community. There 
he encountered no gun-toting, hard-riding cow thieves, nor 
thin-lipped, steely-eyed gangsters (ah, Hollywood!). He 
received his B.A. degree in the spring of 1947, was admit- 
ted to Bucknell and last June was granted his master's de- 
gree in the Department of English. Forrest Brown, 
Christian Association secretary, recently received the fol- 
lowing letter. It deserves your sympathetic interest. 

"Since I left the States I have been very busy down here 
trying to find a job. I had to open my own school since I 
could not get any good jobs. To start a school here is a very 
hard task especially when one has not the cash. I started this 
school with only $25. The main requirement for a school here 
is desks and benches. A desk and a bench cost over $6 to con- 
struct — but they accommodate 3 children. We cannot afford to 
build separate seats here. I have to house 3 classes in one 
room, since I cannot afford to rent a larger house. I have 
about 44 students but I'll get more gradually. Students pay 
an average fee of $2 a month. I have given four scholarships 
already — for I am out to help others as I was helped. After 
paying rental and teacher's fees, I generally get about $25, small 
salary for an M. A. 

"I am going to try to build a good institution of learning 
out here, and show the British people the true value of Ameri- 
can degrees. The English are very prejudiced against American 

"Next term I need many more desks and benches, and I 
would be thankful for any help the C. A. or any group might 
like to donate to assist me to get a good start. 

Sincerely yours, 

Ongkar Narayan 

Modern Educational Institute 

166 Charlotte St. 

Bourda, British Guiana" 


True Value 

Finally, . through missionary friends, the dark-eyed 
young man in British Guiana overcame his misgivings 
about coming to the gangster-ridden, though "great and 

Religion in Life Week 

With 30 \^isiting leaders taking part, the L'niversity's 
se\enth annual Religion in Life Week, February 20 to 
23, included more than 200 sessions centering about the 
theme, "We Are Not Alone." 

Dr. Harold Bosley, dean of Duke Divinity School, 
opened the program Sunday morning at a convocation in 
Davis Gym, and Dr. Clarence Cranford '29, of Calvary 
Baptist Church, Washington, D. C, made the closing 
address at chapel Wednesday. Scheduled in between 
were numerous meetings of church groups, seminars, 
classroom sessions, convocations and informal discussions 
in fraternities, faculty homes and dorms, plus many off- 
the-record chats. 

Prominent guest speakers included Dr. Raymond See- 
ger, an atomic scientist now with Naval Ordnance ; Dr. 
Donald Cloward "23, of the Council on Social Progress 
of the Northern Baptist Convention: Dr. Gabriel Nahas. 
long with the French underground and recently appoint- 
ed to the Mayo Foundation ; Prof. \'. E. Devadutt of -In- 
dia ; Dean William N. Hawley of the University of Chi- 
cago Divinity School ; the Rev. Mr. W. Norman Pittenger 
of General Theological Seminary ; and many other out- 
standing personalities in the fields of business, education, 
medicine and religion. 

Sponsored jointly by the University and the Baptist 
Board of Education, the Religion in Life program is un- 
der the direction of Bucknell's Christian Association of 
which Forrest Brown is the secretary. The committee 
arranging for this important event included approximately 
200 students and faculty members. 

AlAucii 1949 



(('(intiiiufil fiuiii Tafie i:i) 

The Rev. Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, pastor of the Method- 
ist Church in Hiroshima at the time of the bombing and 
one of the six leading characters in John Hershey's book, 
Hiroshima, will come to the campus March 27 to speak at 
Student Church. 

The University Players, a cooperative organization 
composed of seven groups on campus, will present Gil- 
bert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" on March 10 
and 12 in the LeAvisburg High School. 

Taking part in the production will be members of Cap 
and Dagger, the women's glee club, the men's glee club, 
the modern dance group, Theta Alpha Phi, the symphony 
orchestra and band. 

The Department of Music has organized a concert 
bureau to supply musical programs for clulis and other 
groups in Central Pennsylvania. 

Organizations, including service clubs, ci\ic and church 
groups, may avail themselves of this service which will be 
available for a nominal fee, plus transportation expense. 

Artists from both the faculty and student body have 
been registered with the bureau of which Miss Darina 
Tuhy, instructor in music, is the secretary. 

Soloists available include a violinist, tenor soloist and 
pianist, all from the music faculty. Also available are 
several string quartettes, men's and women's vocal quar- 
tette, and a women's sextette. 

Dr. Albert H. Cooper, head of the Chemical Engineer- 
ing Department, and Professor Plenry B. Smith have 
established an engineering consultation service, called the 
Pilot Engineering Company. Clair Groover '15 is attor- 
ney for the organization. 


The Ski Club was all dressed up and ready to go two 
months before any snow "made down", permitting any 
action. Early in February a few inches of snow fell over- 
night and straightway 30 members of the Club set out for 
the Muncy Ski Tow. As we go to press a week-end in 
the Pocono Mountains is (hopefully) being planned. 

Eavorable response to the Bison Ronndup con- 
tinues and is evident in the treasurer's books. Have 
you responded with your 1949 contribution ? 

W. J. Irvin, 
Bison Club President. 


iCdiit iiuu'd t'linn l';i;i*' 1 1 i 

Lambda Chi Alpha has worked hard to maintain the 
lead wiiich it has held since intramural athletic competi- 
tion started. Championship performance in golf and 
soccer earned new trophies for the mantle. Our pledge 
class of 23 men has been instrumental in the progress we 
have made. At the end of the last intramural event, cross- 
country, we had 181 points, 29 more than the closest 
competitor, SAE. 

There is growing interest in the plans for the "new 
house." It now appears possible that actual construction 
may begin in the near future. 

There are 58 actives on campus. The most outstand- 
ing one, Chapter President Howard A. VanDine, Jr., is 
also president of ODK, nominated to Who's Who in 
American Colleges and Universities, and is listed in the 
National Order of Great Greeks. Others are president 
of Newman Club, treasurer of Newman Club, vice-presi- 
dent of Ski Club and business manager of Sqiiirl. 

Kazik Lyskola, the 10-year-old Polish orphan hny, 
who was adopted by the Chapter last October, writes the 
fellows about once each month. A Christmas box of 
toys and clothing was sent Kazik, and the fellows plan 
to send another box shortly to the cheerful, small guy 
who lost one leg during the war. 

Mac dinger x'26 has just been elected president of 
the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of 

Sigma Alpha lipsilon is proud of the late addition of 
18 pledges, which brought the total chapter membership 
to 71. We made our bid for the all-year intramural 
sports trophy by being runner-up in soccer and wrestling 
and placing third in cross-country. SAE'S bowling team 
is in the finals, but our playoff game is after presstime. 
At present, SAE is trailing Lambda Chi for first place 
honors in the all-year trophy race by less than 25 points. 

Our social program has been extensive, with the 
Christmas dance and party, faculty tea, pledge dance 
and Hobo dance being standouts among our social ac- 

As far as the house itself is concerned, the finishing 
touches of the game room, have been added and the 
chapter room is being renovated. The new driveway 
has held up well and was especially helpful during the 
winter months. 

Many of the brothers have distinguished themselves 
on campus in extracurricular activities : Ski Club presi- 
dent and founder, fall semester Buckncllian editor who 
is listed in Who's Who In American Colleges and Uni- 
versities, Squirl editor. Men's Glee Club manager. Pirates 
of Penzance leading role, C. A. Cabinet, ODK, lettermen 
in football, soccer, basketball and wrestling. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon. de-acti\ated during World War 
II, is now handsomely housed in a large red brick build- 
ing at 103 Brown Street. The SPE's formerly occupied 
what is now the men's dining hall. This former house 
was sold and the fraternity has been without a house for 
two and a half years. The new house was occupied at 
one time by another fraternity and has needed little reno- 
\ation. The second-floor rooms are being utilized as 
study rooms, and the third floor is the dormitory. It is 
ho]je(l that kitchen facilities will be available by the fall 
semester, according to Jim Galloway, president of the 


March 1949 

Malcolm Jones '26 Takes on 

More Responsibility 

Malcolm Gwynne Jones, better known as Mac, was 
in the construction business for two years after gradua- 
tion from Bucknell. He worked with Hageman-Harris in 
New York City and with the Sordoni Construction Com- 
pany of Wilkes-Barre, followed by a year in advertising 
and a job as general spinning foreman with DuPont at 

After working through various supervisory and oper- 
ating levels, he became manager of the Waynesboro plant 
in 1946, and on April 1, 1948, he was transferred to Wil- 
mington as director of acetate rayon production. 

In October, DuPont announced "a multi-million dol- 
lar plant for the manufacture of 'Orion" acrylic fiber to be 
built near Camden, S. C. . . ." This fiber is new under 
the sun and its resistance to degradation by sunlight com- 
mends it as an outstanding contribution to the textile in- 
dustry. Mac will be responsible for the new operation 
which will just about double his already heavy duties. As 
director of production he is responsible, also, for a plant 
located at Waynesboro, Virginia, employing 3,000 people. 

A Phi Gamma Delta and a ]\lason, our man Jones is 
married to the former Mary W. White, of Waynesboro. 
With their two children, they live at 6 X'ining Lane, West- 
haven, Wilmington, Delaware. 

Actors' Laboratory 

Cap and Dagger is conducting an Actors' Laboratory 
to permit interested students to study dramatic acting and 
interpretation. Twenty students are now spending four 
or more hours a week in the Lab, working out scenes of 
plays and applying principles taught in assigned textbooks. 
During the semester a show-case of these scenes will be 
presented to Bucknell students and faculty members as an 
evening of entertainment. 

The immediate purpose of the Laboratory is to give the 
members of Cap and Dagger a continuous workshop in 
which they might develop their talents. However, its 
ultimate aim is to provide prospective participants in com- 
munity theaters and teachers with some fundamental 
knowledge of acting and stage techniques. This is entire- 
ly a student-conceived, student-manned project. Now sans 
a theater, sans a trained director, sans facilities in which 
to rehearse and stage productions, the Lab members are 
looking forward to the day when Bucknell will make the 
Actors' Laboratory an accredited course of the Univer- 
sity, will have a University Theater and, perhaps (Bruce 

Attention, Alumni! 

All of you in the list below are members (active?) of 
the Bucknell General Alumni Association. 


Allentown 153 

Altoona .,, ill 

Bloomsburg . loO 

Danville 74 

DuBois 63 

Erie 63 

Harrisburg 29" 

Hazleton 114 

Johnstown 102 

Lancaster ■. 59 

Lewisburg 580 

Lewistown 50 

Lock Haven 54 

Milton 218 

Mt. Cannel 84 

New Jersey 

Atlantic City 63 Soutli Jersey 38 

Metropolitan New Jersey 962 Trenton 16 

Monmouth-Ocean Counties Ill 

Philadelphia 929 

Pittsburgh 606 

Reading 126 

Scranton 217 

Shamokin 62 

Sliaron 45 

Stroudsburg 39 

Sunbury 215 

Towanda 61 

Uniontown 51 

Wellsboro 68 

Wilkes-Barre 455 

Williamsport 374 

York 91 


Albany 56 

Buffalo 125 

Elmira 124 

Metropolitan New York 837 


Rochester .... 


Triple Cities 





California — Northern 

Charleston, W. Va 



Cleveland 131 

Connecticut 149 

Delaware ' 103 

Kansas City 34 

Other States 

Michi.san-Toledo 103 

New England 225 

Pacific Northwest 63 

Pittsfleld 29 

Rocky Mountain 42 

St. Louis .. 31 

St. Petersburg 102 

Southern California 138 

Washington, D. C 204 

If you will give to your local club a couple of hours out 
of the more than 700 in each month, your own life will be 
enriched, your club will be strengthened and the ties with 
Alma Mater more closely knit. 

Everybody gains ! Try it ! 


Bucknellians on campus contributed approximately 
$4,000 for student relief in war-devastated countries dur- 
ing a drive conducted on the campus in January under 
student leadership. 

From the funds raised in the campaign, money will 
be provided for four international scholarships of $250 
each for foreign students to study at Bucknell. This 
sum will be supplemented by the trustees and the Univer- 
sity in order that four outstanding young nationals may 
come to the campus to learn about democracy at first 

Six students in the University of Rangoon who shared 
in the scholarship funds raised by the drive last year will 
continue to receive some assistance. The fund in Burma 
is administered by Miss Helen Hunt, daughter of a for- 
mer Bucknell president. 

Students who majored in political science at Bucknell 
are now taking graduate work at Yale, Harvard, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, Washington and Lee, Universityof 
Pittsburgh, St. John's in New York, Cornell, Dickinson 
and the University of Michigan. Donald SuklofT, a stu- 
dent in the law school at Syracuse, made the highest aver- 
age of any freshman for the first semester this year at 
that institution. 

Bassett, student director, hopes optimistically), a Depart- 
ment of Theater. 

Remember the skepticism that greeted President 
Roosevelt's request for the building of 50,000 planes ? 

March 1949 


Book Shelf for Alumni 

The books named below ha\e been suggested by the 
departments indicated. This new coUimn is intended to 
provide for graduates current reading Hsts suited to the 
interests of individuals. (See editorial, "Adult Educa- 


A Hundred Years of Chemistry A. Findlay 

The Macmillan Company. 60 Fifth Avenue, New York 11. N. Y. 

An interesting history of chemistry. 


No Place to Hide David Bradley 

Little. Brown, & Company, Boston. Mass. 

Dr. Bradley has written a day-by-day account of his experiences at the 
Bikini atomic tests. It is a realistic, significant account of the implica- 
tions which these tests suggest. 

Crusade in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Doubleday & Company. Rockfeller Center, New York. N. Y. 

This is the story of the European war front as seen by the commanding 

general of the armies. It is definitely a book for future reference. 

Indians of the High Andes W. Stanley Roycroft (editor) 

Committee on Cooperation in Latin America, New York. N. Y. 
Report of the Commission appointed by the Committee on Cooperation in 
Latin America to Study the Indians of the Andean Highland, with a View 
to Establishing a Cooperative Christian Enterprise. 


Zur Genesun? Des Deutschen VVesens Karl Barth 

Franz Mittelbach, Stuttgart, 1945, Pp. 112. 

Barth's famous Swiss lecture, "Die Deutschen und Wir", an essay which 
originally appeared in the Manchester Guardian, and correspondence 
betv.-een Barth and two representative Germans. Barth. an outstanding 
Protestant theologian, asks assistance to the Germans in building a new 
social and political order. 


On Understanding Science James B. Conant 

Harvard University Press, Cambridge. Mass. 

A description of the scientific method by means cf significant examples 

from the history of science. 

Atomic Energy George Gamow 

The Macmillan Company, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York 11. N. Y. 
A layman's introduction to Atomic Energy. 


Can Science Save Us G. A. Lundberg 

Longmans, Green & Company. New York, N. Y. 1947. 

In the face of the rapid advance of physical science and our seeming 
inability to solve the problem of human relations, Mr. Lundberg makes a 
passionate plea for underwriting research in social science, believing that 
we must be and can be scientific in this area. 

The Social Effects of Aviation W. F. Ogburn 

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, Mass. 1946. 

An inquiry by one of the deans of social science in America into the 
possible ramifications of the coming "air age." Imagination tempered 
by down-to-earth realism pervades each prediction. What eSvct will 
increasing use of air transport have in industry, human relations, school 
curricula, etc.? 


The Green Continent . Herman Arciniegas 

Alfred Knopf Incorporated, New York, N. Y. 

Herman Arciniegas, himself a writer of South America, has taken the best 
of the works of his fellow countrymen and has condensed them for the 
English-speaking public. For sheer pleasure and a complete insight to 
South Amarican literature, probably no other book can in anv wav 
compete with The Green Continent. 

The Golden Land Harriet D'Onis 

Alfred Knopf Incorporated, New York, N. Y. 

This book deals with actual translation of some of the best Spanish 
literature, some historical works, etc. In many cases the author has 
condensed in English the best prose writing of Spain without anv sacrifice 
of the flavor and idiom of the Spanish work. 

Life Begins at SO 

Bucknellians all over America listened to the Owens 
broadcast on February 5. As the guest of honor on the 
program, "Life Begins at Eighty", Dr. William G. Owens 
'80 was the chief actor and did a whale of a job. Although 
he will be 91 on May 14, his voice is as vigorous as that of 
a man 50 years his junior. Three copies of the program 
will be loaned to any clubs which apply for them. They 
are discs which can be played on an ordinary recording 

Bucknell held a large place in the broadcast, and Presi- 
dent Spencer, in the audience, was introduced to the group. 

Here is another news note on our grand old man of 
chemistry. Dr. Owens was recently notified that he is 
eligible for emeritus status in the American Chemical 
Society. A letter from the executive secretary states, 
"In view of your long connection with the organization 
and your present interest in the profession, the Board of 
Directors at its meeting on June 20 took the following 
action : 'It was moved, seconded, and carried that Wil- 
liam G. Owens be granted emeritus status as of January 1, 
1936.' . . . We are delighted that our association can 
be renewed in this manner." 

Dr. Owens has been keenly interested in the Society 
ever since its beginning at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, 
when chemists met at the gra\e of F'riestlev. 

Clarence B. Moore '21, Chemist 

Your Alumni secretary entered the waiting room in 
Broad Street Station in Philadelphia on November 5 and 
ran into Clarence Moore '21 and Mrs. Moore (Catherine 
G. Thompson T9) of Trenton. They, too, had come in 
for the meeting of the Philadelphia Club. 

Clarence is technical director of Herron Brothers and 
Meyer, a firm producing chemicals particularly for the 
rubber industry. He' came to this company with some 
rich experience behind him, a half-dozen years with 
Goodyear and 16 with Goodrich. He is also associate 
technical director of the Godfrey L. Cabot Company of 

Clarence is a member of the Twenty-five Club and 
of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of 
our rapidly growing Bison Club and a Sigma Chi. Cath- 
erine, his wife, during her senior, year won the Herbert 
Tustin prize for highest standing in philosophy and psy- 

They live at 1448 West State Street, Trenton, New 


March 1949 

Class Reports 

Class of 1909 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Howard L. 

(Sarah Ellen Walters) 

3911 1st. Ave. No.. St. Petersburg 6, Fla. 

Class of 1899 

Class Rcportt-r: Mrs. J. C. Downs 

(Gertrude Stephens) 

3222 Wainbell Ave., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

We have no special news item of any 
class member, but June 1949 is the time 
for our Golden Anniversary. Are you 
going to be there? June fourth is the 
day according to our Alumni secretary. 
A friend at Bucknell says June third is 
Alumni Day. We hope this issue of the 
Alumnus will give the date of reunions 
and of Commencement. Dr. Joseph Ha- 
zen as secretary of the Xorthern Baptist 
Convention has to be in San Francisco at 
the time of our reunion. If Leroy Hall 
cannot attend the reunion, we hope he 
can join his good friend of college days 
as the names Hazen and Hall were always 
linked together. To many there is a 
measure of disappointment in going back 
to your Alma Mater after many years' 
absence — so many friends are missing, 
perhaps the ones you most want to see, but 
we hope all who can travel will make spe- 
cial effort to be there. Someone is count- 
ing on seeing you, and Bucknell is always 
counting on your interest and loyalty. 
Dr. Garner intends to write you, but 
make plans to go back to Bucknell right 
now and plan to enjoy the days there. 

Class of 1908 

Class Reporter: Mrs. John Mathias 

(Margaret Pangburn) 

202 St. Louis St., Lewisburg, Pa. 


In this issue of the Alumnus, your 
reporter had hoped to tell you some- 
thing of the career of an x'OSer, Depoy 
Bessemer. We regret that he has been 
seriously ill and was unable to send the 
facts we needed. Some of you may 
wish to write him at Box 29, Knoxville. 

I have, however, interesting news of 
one of our class, Clarence E. Long, 

a Pittsburgh consulting engineer. One 
of his activities is the making of re- 
gional economic reports for the de- 
velopment of transportation and 
industry. A recent article by Mr. Long, 
entitled' "Proposed Allegheny-Genesee 
Waterways Links A'ital Inland Water 
System," appeared in the September 
issue of the magazine. Civil Engiy\eer- 
ing. This proposed waterway is being 
pushed by Western Pennsylvania and 
Xew York State Canal System to 
afford a new low-cost transportation 
route between New Orleans, the Great 
Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard. This 
waterway would in some places follow 
the route of an old, once-traveled canal 
and would increase transportation 
facilities for Franklin, Oil City, 
Warren, Olean and Salamanca. It is 
indicative of the importance of this 
proposition that Elmer J. Halberg, 
president of the Pittsburgh and Shaw- 
mut Railroad, boosted this waterway 
in a recent spech before the American 
Merchant Marine Conference. 

Class of 1915 

Class Reporter: J. B. Bates 

265 Green St.. MifBinburg, Pa. 

Mr, and Mrs. Malcolm R. Buffington, 
with their four children, live at 4U 
Greenwood Drive. Milburn, N J. "Mai" 
is chief chemist for Lea Fabrics, Inc., 
and at the same time conducts a private 
enterprise as consulting chemist. 

G. Wade Earle maintains his ener- 
getic life by teaching two part-time 
courses in English in the Night Di- 
vision of Fenn College in Cleveland, 
O.. in addition to his regular courses in 
mathematics in the Cleveland Heights 
High School. When not otherwise 
engaged he spends his time develop- 
ing practical and beautiful novelties 
from plastics. Your scribe had the 
pleasure of spending some time with 
"Grandad" and Winifred at their 
summer home the past summer. What 
strawberry shortcakes they can pro- 
duce up there on the hills of Sullivan 

Rev. Fred R. Greninger x'lS has 
returned to the western part of Penn- 
sylvania and may now be addressed 
at 7710 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh. 

William T. Windsor, 4 N. Front St., 
Milton, was recently reappointed as- 
sistant district attorney for Northum- 
berland County. 

Class of 1922 

Class Reporter: Philip Campbell 

315 E. Front St., Danville, Pa. 

Mrs. Ethelwynne Sinith Hess died 
December 28, 1948. She joined the 
staff of Dickinson Junior College (now 
Lycoming College) in 1943 as a 
mathematics teacher. Her husband, J. 
Leo Hess, was graduated from Buck- 
nell in 1921, and their son and daughter 
are .\lumni — Mary '47 (Mrs. E. Lamont 
Dill '48) and J. Leo, Jr. '45. The 
latter's wife is a Bucknellian. too — 
Henrietta H. McAbee '45. 


Edna Lillian Meacham (Airs. L. A. 
Welo). It becomes our duty once again 
to report the death of one of our class- 
mates. Edna Meacham Welo. after a 
long illness, passed awa}' on Novem- 
ber 11, 1948, in New Orleans. After 
teaching in high schools of both New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania, she did 
graduate work at Cornell and received 
the Master of Arts degree. Edna con- 
tinued graduate study in physics at the 
University of Wisconsin where she and 
Mr. Welo met. She was a charter 
member of the Sigma Delta Epsilon 
honorary scientific society. She held 
membership in the American Associa- 
tion of University Women and in the 
American Ph3^sical Society. During 
World War 11 she was active in the 
\'olunteer Services of the American 
Red Cross in Washington. D. C, and 
afterward in New Orleans. Interment 
was made in the cemetery at Lewis- 

Evan D. Roser. Any of you travel- 
ing through Florida may be interested 
to know that Mr. and Airs. Evan D. 
Roser live at 829 Ortega Ave., Coral 
Gables, a suburb of Miami. 

Nezv address: The Rev. Ansley B. 
Claypoole, 229 River St., No. Ypsilanti, 

1909 to 1949 equals 40 years. Believe 
it or not. that's how long it will be — 
come June — since that beautiful morn- 
ing W'hen we formed a double line 
across from Bucknell Chapel and pro- 
ceeded to Commencement Hall in 
"Dear Old Main" to receive our 
degrees, diverse and sundry. We had 
said farewell to college society stunts 
such as, for instance, the College Girls' 
Reception, described by some wag as 
the place where one goes to "Giggle, 
Gabble, Gobble and Git." From now 
on. it would no longer be compulsory 
to rush to 8 a. m. Chapel services, that 
"moral rub down between a sprint to 
breakfast and a stroll to class." We 
parted to go our separate ways, never 
again to assemble as w'e were then. 
Now here we are, 40 years later, look- 
ing forward to our reunion on Alumni 
Day. June 4th. This paragraph is just 
a reminder for j-ou to plan to be present 

March 1949 


on that day. Remember, our class can 
have onb- one fortieth reunion, and 
this is going to be it. It will be a great 
thrill to greet each other once again. 
Come one, come all. 

Class of 1924 

Class Reporter: A. G. Stoughton 

3701 Massachusetts Ave., N. W., 

Washington 16, D. C. 

Class President Ken Cober in Provi- 
dence, R. I., Walter Holter in Lewis- 
burg and the conductor of this column 
in Washington, D. C, have been giving 
the post offices in their respective 
cities plenty of business as they cor- 
respond like mad on plans for YOUR 
REUNION in June. One general alert 
has gone out to everyone of known 
addresses. Did you get yours? We 
need help in locating those on the 
"missing" list. 

J. Harold Beckley x'24, who re- 
ceived his M. D. at Jefferson Medical 
College in 1926, died at Nanticoke on 
June 1, 1947. He had been on the 
medical staff of the Nanticoke State 
Hospital and served his community as 
school director and director of the 
local Red Cross. 

The National Board of Basketball 
Officials last fall named Harry O. 
Dayhoff of Harrisburg as a life mem- 
ber of their Executive Committee in 
recognition of his more than 25 years 
of officiating. "Gump" also works on 
Saturday's during football season as an 
arbiter of pigskin classics. Top games 
in the East generally list "Dayhoff of 
Bucknell" as one of the officials. 

Stephen Terpak was appointed as- 
sistant division engineer in the High 
Voltage Bushing Engineering Division 
of the General Electric Co. on Decem- 
ber 1, 1947. Steve entered the Test 
Section at Schenectady in June, 1924. 
He has been awarded four patents. Mr. 
and Mrs. Terpak have four children 
and live at 110 Euclid Ave., Pittsfield, 

Class of 1929 
Class Reporter: Miss Thelma J. 


223 State St.. Harrisburg, Pa. 
We hear from President Paul! 

January 15. 1949 

We're Headin' for Our First Big 

"Time waits for no man" — not even 
for the Class of '29! Believe it or not, 
we're to celebrate our 20th Reunion, 
come June of this year. My, my, how 
we all must have changed. How 
brazen and confident we were on that 
Graduation Day so long ago. Remem- 
ber how we planned to "lick" the world 
as we left the old school? Remember, 
too, how the roof fell in when the 
Great Depression hit us a few months 

But that's all gone and now we 
should be old enough to look back a 
bit philosophicallj' — and since it is an 
old college custom (and a good one) 
to plan reunions every five 5'ears, 
we're due for the big 2bth this June. 
It does seem to be the time to put 
forth every effort to make this a 
really grand get-together, so I'm urg- 

ing you to make plans now to be there 
with the whole family if possible. 

We've been hearing already from 
some of the gang who are making plans 
to be there. We've got committees all 
lined up, and Thelma will tell you else- 
where in this column about that. What 
we need is you and your family in 
order to make this reunion the mem- 
orable occasion it should be. And 
please note: there will be no appeal 
for funds of any kind at this meeting. 

The date is Saturday, June 4th, and 
we will have our luncheon at a special 
place to be designated later. You will 
soon receive another letter with more 
specific information. But make 3'our 
plans now to be with us — set aside the 
date — and return your reservations as 
soon as possible after you receive our 
next letter. 

This is the opening gun, but we'll 
be following soon with more barrages. 
We're going to have the dingdangdest 
pow-wow you ever saw — where you 
can let your hair down (if you've got 
any to let down) — but it won't be com- 
plete without you. 

Sincerely yours, 

Paul E. Fink 

Alumni Class President 

.\fter attending a preliminary meet- 
ing some weeks ago, and reading Paul's 
letter, }'our reporter feels that June 4th 
cannot come too soon. Everything is 
being done to make this a real reunion, 
one typical of the Class of 1929. The 
following members of the class are 
serving" on various committees to get 
the ball rolling; 
Luncheon — Kenneth Bidlack, John 

Lindner, Oella Kisor Lindner 
Housing — Martha VonNeida Hacken- 

berg, Charles Kalp, Eloise Bailey 

Mallinson, Kimball D. Miller 
Program — Dorothy W ague r, Mary 

Wagner Pollock, Henry Fessler. Roy 

Coordination — Paul Fink, Thelma 

General — all of the Class of '29 

Some very interesting items have 
come to your reporter's desk during 
the past months, but they shall have 
to wait until next issue. 

PLAN NOW FOR JUNE 4th, 1949! 

Class of 1939 

Class Reporter: Barr C.-\x.n'ON 

114 Race St., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 

Mixing Pleasure With Business 

Despite the many anecdotes about 
the traveling salesman and the happy, 
carefree life many folks think he leads, 
he has, nonetheless, become a very real 
and important part of the American 
business scene of today. More than 
that, and aside from business, the poor 
fellow frequenth' is a lonely and home- 
sick guy; I know — I'm one of them. 
My solution to this problem of staring 
at hotel room walls or going to stereo- 
t3'ped movies is to visit my Bucknell 
friends whenever and wherever I can. 
It's a delightful form of mixing busi- 
ness with pleasure. 

When in Chicago last spring, for 
instance, I spent a couple frvenings 

with Ed Shanks (x'41, SAE), who was 
quite a war hero. That bit of intelli- 
gence, however, I gleaned from a 
Chicago paper during the fracas when 
Ed was downed in the Pacific and 
drifted a la Rickenbacker. He passes 
it off very modestly, however, and will 
only speak with enthusiasm when you 
get him on the subject of his work in 
the Advertising Dept. at Kraft Foods. . 
He is still single and living with his 
parents in Evanston, 111., where another 
transplanted Bucknellian now resides. 
She is Jane Colteryahn '42, married 
and living there with her husband, John 
Davis, who is associated with the 
YMCA in his work. 

During the summer I was in Cincin- 
nati, where I met Wally Weru-ick '42, 
who is married to Barbara Bailey x'42 
and living in Columbus, where they 
have just bought a new home for them- 
selves and their two children. Wally 
is in sales work for the Hercules Truck- 
Body Co. in Columbus. 

Early in October I was in Syracuse 
which, for its size, is a real Bucknell 
town. There I talked with Larry 
Spencer (x'40, Sigma Chi) who is now 
a Diesel engine instructor for the New 
York Central Railroad. Spent an eve- 
ning recalling campus da5's with Mort 
Curtis ('41, SAE) and his wife, the 
former Jeanne Gedney '38. They had 
just moved into a new bungalow in 
East Syracuse and are proud parents 
of a two-year-old future Bucknell full- 
back. The same city lists Bill Hassel- 
berger '42 and his wife, nee Jean Steele 
'41, (he a Phi Gam) as residents. Thej' 
are proud, too, of the two boys • — 
Dwight, who is already in grade school, 
and his new little brother, now about 
four months old. Bill is employed with 
a local industrial concern in Syracuse 
and is, I think, in charge of electrical 
installations. They, too, are new home 
owners and rabid fans of the "What's 
New in Lewisburg?" club. 

While in Rochester, N. Y., I attempt- 
ed to locate Jack Stewart ('38, Sigma 
Chi) but learned that he is teaching 
and coaching at a high school in Den- 

One person can usually furnish some 
information on another, and so I learn 
that the West Coast is rapidly acquir- 
ing a Bucknell colony of young grads 
too. Emmett Steele x'40 and his wife, 
the former Fern Raymond x'4I, are 



Makcm 1949 

living in Beverly Hills in a beautiful 
white California home. They now 
have two sons, also, ages about seven 
and four. Bill Hannum {x'40, SAE) 
and his wife, who will be remembered 
as Betty Cooper ('41, Woodbury, N. 
J.), are located near San Diego and 
have three youngsters, of which si.x- 
year-old daughter Beverly is the eldest. 
Enmiett is in the importing and ex- 
porting business from Mexico, and I 
tliink Bill is with a contracting firm. 

Bud Blair ('41, Sigma Chi) is locat- 
ed at Lancaster and is in merchandis- 
ing with the Penn Dairies there. Glad- 
ferd Machamer '39 is now a Lancaster- 
ite and is employed in home service 
work with the Red Cross. In neighbor- 
ing York, Kenneth Strittmatter '42 is 
employed with a local firm and is 
married, but I missed getting to talk 
with him. 

In Philadelphia I spent an evening 
with Ed Kelley (x'42, Sigma Chi) who 
lives on Bent Road, "Wyncote, with 
his parents. Ed is engaged in sales 
work for the Fabricon Co. 

Danbury, Conn., is home to Fritz 
Everett ('38, Phi Psi) and his wife, nee 
Betty Osborne '39. Fritz is associated 
with the Clark Box Co. of Danbury, 
and he and Betty are also among the 
new bungalow owners. They have a 
daughter five and her new little brother 
age four months. From them I learn 
that Helen Harris x'39 is now Mrs. 
Arthur Davis and the mother of a six- 
year-old little girl. She lives in Rock- 
ville Center, N. Y. Betty also knew 
that June Wirth '41 is teaching school 
in Wilmington, Del., and that former 
Danbury Bucknellians, Bill x'39 and 
Dotty Kelchner (nee Dotty Zerbola 
'39) are now living" in Philadelphia. 

Talked with the defeated candidate 
for mayor when I was in Bridgeport, 
Conn., and he seemed to be making a 
name for himself in the community. 
Bucknellians would recognize him as 
Sal Fazio '37, a former great center on 
the football team. Sal is married now 
and the father of a two-year-old boy. 
He is a probation officer for the State 
of Connecticut and tells me he oc- 
casionally sees Charley Edwards '41. 
who now owns his own cab company 
on Long Island. 

Pittsburgh, when I get back long 
enough to get to the Thursday lunches 
at Childs, seems to be overrunning with 
young Bucknellians. Those whom I 
can recall offhand include: Bill Creve- 
ling ('40, Phi Gam), who was just re- 
cently transferred to Detroit for the 
Schick Electric Razor Co. — and who 
should take his place here but his 
fraternity brother and classmate, Ralph 
Livengood. He even bought Bill's 
house to make it a complete transferral. 
Both of the Keenan brothers. Bob ('40, 
Kappa Sigma) and Ralph '47, are here 
now and employed bv the .Muminum 
Co. Bob Wilt '40 is here with IBM. 
and the father of a cute little girl. Craig 
Waldner x'41. his wife, the former 
Anne Randle x'42, and their two young- 
sters are now Pittsburghers. Craig is 
connected with the American Plywood 
Co. Jim Donaldson ('48, Sigma Chi) 
and his bride, the former Peggy Ran- 
dolph '47, are out this way, too. Jim 
is employed with the Carnegie-Illinois 
Steel Corp. BiU James '39 and Louise 
Mack James '38 are neighbors of mine, 
and Bill is still associated in engineer- 
ing with Westinghouse. Jack Kessler 

'40 and Margie Lloyd Kessler '38 are 
Pittsburghers, too. Jack does sales 
work for Socony Vacuum Oil Co., and 
one of his fellow salesmen there is 
Virgil Towner ('41, Phi Gam). Frank 
Magill '39 and wife, the former Betty 
Towner '40, live in Pittsburgh now, and 
so do Gordon Black .x'40, and his wife, 
nee Betty Naumann '39. Paul "Buzz" 
Smeltzer '47 and his bride, Mary Davis 
'45, are both Pittsburghers and Buzz 
is in sales work with a truck-body con- 

In Newark got in touch with Hal 
Frisoli '39 and find he's getting along 
with his father's firm, Scientific Model 
.Airplane Co. He's married and the 
father of a little year-and-a-half-old 
girl. He's also a new home owner and 
has done a neat job of interior decorat- 
ing his own place. 

In New York stopped and saw Buck- 
nellian ex-president Marts (whom we 
like to consider a member of the Class 
of '39, since he started when we did) 
and he was soon to make a speech at 
the American College .\lumni Assoc, 
meeting in the Poconos, January 2(). 
He looked well and told me I had just 
missed Bucknellian Francis Lybarger 
'28, who is now with Marts & Lundy 
and had been in his office that morn- 

Like Class News? 

So does everybody else. 

Send your reporter 

an item or two. 

Class of 1944 

Clasx Reporter: Mrs. Robert F. Baker 
(Honey Rhinesmith) 

l.indys Lake, R. D., Butler, N. J. 

.\Ir. and Mrs. William H. Schnure 
(Anne Kloss '45) announce the arrival 
of Frederick Arthur on September 13, 
1948. The Schnures reside at 165 
Fourth .\ve., Westmont, Johnstown. 

Jean Griest was married on Novem- 
ber 26, 1948, to James R. Leiby. Their 
address is 171 Hancock St., Cambridge, 

Mr. and Mrs. Al M. Loeb (Barbara H. 
Hawkins) are living at 950 Buchanan 
St., Albany, 9, Calif., and Bobbie writes 
that she is a registered medical tech- 
nician there, operating a laboratory for 
three doctors. 

D. Elizabeth Coleman is an instruc- 
tor in education at Wheaton College 
in Norton. Mass. 

Mrs. Eugene Walsh (Lou Rosen- 
berger x'44) is living in Walnut Creek, 
Calif., and is the mother of a son, 

Nnv addresses: Rev and Mrs. Carl 
A. Jones, Jr. (Jacqueline Oerth '45), 
Chase St., Kane: Mr. and Mrs. F. Burk 
Anderson '47 (Janet B. Leach), 320 
So. 5th St., San Jose, Calif.: Mrs. 
Robert A. Douglas (Gini Gushing), 
Box 96, Louviers, Colo.; Mrs. Mary 
Straus Millikin, c/o 1st Lt. E. J. Milli- 
kin, AO-49606, Air Weather Central, 
APO 57, c/o PM, N. Y., N. Y. 

^own the oAisle 


Elaine B. Ifill became the bride of 
Carl W. Larson on December 4, 1948. 
They are at home at Millbrook Farms, 
Franklin Lakes,' N. J. 


D. Jean Creelman, who has been 
secretary to the research director of 
Warwick & Legler Advertising Agency 
since September, 1946, was married 
last September to Frederick H. Clark- 
son. Thev are residing at 20-25 24th 
St., Astoria, L. I., N. Y. 

Betty Wynn and H. Nelson Reif- 
snyder, Jr. (Lehigh '47) were married 
on January 15, 1949. They may be 
addressed at 1902 W. Main St., Norris- 


The wedding day of Jane M. Sears 
and John L Carlson was September 
15, 1948. The Carlsons are located at 
75-09 255th St., Floral Park, L. I. N. 


Margaret A. Jammer has been Mrs. 
John H. Kruse, Jr., since June 26, 1948. 
She and her husband live at 235 C 
Garfield Ave., Collingswood, N. J. 

On August 17, 1948, Margaret Shirey 
was married to John A. Callahan. The 
Callahans are residing at 313 Reed St., 

Joseph UUmann and L. Jeanne 
Phelps '47 were united in marriage on 
January 3, 1948. They live at 4315 No. 
Third St., Philadelphia 40. 

Theodore Van Nort and 
Manley were married on August 28, 
1948, and are located at 1708 Linden 
St., Scranton. 

Future bucknellians 


A second daughter, Carol Lynn, sis- 
ter of Barbara Gay, came to live with 
Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Dueger (V. 
Gay Russell '38) at Park Lane Dr.. Al- 
bertson, L. I., N. Y., on June 20, 1948. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Naimark 
(Helen Wythes '45) and daughter, 
Ann, born April 6, 1948, are living at 
1 1 Wilbur St., Newark, Del. 

Philip William arrived at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. WilUam Strauss on 
October 19, 1948. The Strauss family 
resides at 525 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 


"A n o t h e r potential Bucknellian", 
comment Jean and Roger Bowman 
M. S. '48 in announcing their daughter, 
Margaret Anne, who arrived on Oc- 
tober 31, 1948. 

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Miller 
(Dorothy Walker '47) announce the 
birth of a son, James Jay, Jr., on Oc- 
tober 2, 1948. The Millers may be ad- 
dressed at 421 12th St., Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

A daughter, Joan Elizabeth, was 
born on November 16, 1948, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert C. Zeigler. They are 
living at 52 Washington St., Nazareth. 

March 1949 



Mr. and Mrs. George E. Fisher have 
moved from Selinsgrove to York, 
where they are making their home 
with their son. The Fishers celebrated 
the 50th anniversary of their marriage 
on December 2'). 


Nciv address: Albert E. Hutchin- 
son, 283 So. 10th St., San Jose, Calif. 


Ralph Elliott M. S. '21' retired Oc- 
tober 31, 1948, from service with the 
Great Northern Railway. He is resid- 
ing at 3226 Fuhrman Ave., Seattle 2, 


George H. Jones was appointed last 
October to head the life insurance de- 
partment of the Horace A. Brown 
Agency in Pun.xsutawney. Mr. Jones, 
who has been in the life insurance 
field since 1936, will specialize in estate 
analysis, pension plans and business 
insurance as well as general life in- 

New address: Elinor S. H a n n a, 
1S35 Harrison St., Philadelphia. 


Neiv address: Dr. George S. Harris 
x'34, 14350 Rutland Rd., Detroit 27, 


J. Reed Johnston .x'3S graduated 
from the University of Pittsburgh in 
1934 and then attended Duquesne Uni- 
versity Law School. He is employed 
as a director of the National Labor Re- 
lations Board office for North Carolina. 
Mr. Johnston married Pauline Barton, 
Pitt '35, and they have three children. 


New address: William A. Androski, 
3225 Longwood Dr., Pittsburgh Z7. 

Letters to the Editors 

(Continued from Page 2) 

As a teacher again, I am aware that 
I, myself, like most members of that 
hard-pressed profession, must (at least 
for the moment) make my annual gift 
to the Alumni Fund in the tens of 
dollars rather than the hundreds and 
thousands, which our economically 
more privileged brethren in law, medi- 
cine, business and industry will give. 
But I believe that all of us will be 
generous in proportion to our knowl- 
edge of and confidence in the Buck- 
nell of today. 

Yours for the Second Century, 

* * * 

. . . I was motivated in making my 
contribution to the Alumni Fund by the 
experience of having the son of a local 
friend admitted to Bucknell on a scholar- 
ship. The amount of the scholarship was 
small but it was the extra bit that made it 
possible for the kid to go to college. His 
deep satisfaction, and that of his parents, 
made me newly aware of the fundamental 
role our University plays. The fact is, 
I'd like to endow a round dozen scholar- 
sliips ! Yours for bigger and better ones ! 

(Name withheld on request) 

. . . I am glad to see the new news- 
paper edition, which leads you to ask for 
more Alumni news. I celebrated my 80th 
birthday last year. Graduated in 1892, 
was editor and publisher of the Middle- 
hurg (Pa.) Post for 30 years and of the 
Mifflintoimv (Pa.) Tribune for 15 years. 
I listened in my living room on February 
5 to "Life Begins at 80," enjoyed Dr. W. 
G. Owens' answers to questions from the 
M. C. and was surprised at the firm, steady 
voice 3,000 miles away. Strange as it 
seems, he is only ten years older than 
I am. 


George W. Wagenseller '92 

(For more about George, see the De- 
cember, 1946, issue of the Alumnus. 
Definitely not all the good die young! 


+ * * 

. . . After receiving the June, 1948, 
Bucknell Alumnus, I looked over my 
post-war copies and discovered that the 
ones for June, 1947, and for March, 1948, 
were missing. I will be grateful if you 
will please send tne copies of these. Pre- 
war I had had the Ahimni Monthly bound 
and enjoyed looking at them. Those, my 
L' Agendas, and all of the materials in iiiy 
library were looted. Post-war copies with 
me begin from March, 1945. The next 
number will lell of the 40th reunion of 
my class. I had thought that I might be 
there. I was back in 1928 for my second 
furlough and my 20th reunion at Buck- 

A Burmese regiment here mutinied on 
10th August, took over the government 
of the District, and I have been in the 
midst of excitement and war since. Who 
said the war is ended? 


E. Carroll Condict '08 

(Written from Burma in October, 1948. 


. . . Please send ine a half dozen 
copies of the January Alumnus. Stanton, 
who wrote the Mathewson story, was mv 
catcher in 1902. 

T. Stevens 


. . . I have just read in the Buck- 
nell Alumnus "Those Were the Days," 
by Frank Stanton. Will you kindly send 
me Stanton's present address? I should 
very much like to write Frank about cer- 
tain statements in this very interesting 

I go back a bit before Stanton's time. 
I played on the '96 baseball team with 
Herbert Stanton '97, Frank's brother. I 
also played on the '95 team, of which 
"Pete" Cregar '95 was captain. I think 
Cregar and Mathewson were brothers-in- 
law. All this is a long time ago, but a 
great deal of it is very vivid in my mem- 

Very sincerely, 

Barclay Reynolds '96 

. . . My mother (Ruth Lenington 
Gay x'15) and I are both Bucknell Alu- 
mnae. We were just talking about ways 
of raising money for the Alumni Fund 
and have a suggestion to make. How 
about Bucknell plates picturing Old Main, 
the Christy Mathewson gate, etc. ? These 
might appeal very definitely to alumni 
who are in their own homes. 


Ruth Gav Frederick x'47 

. . . I did not make the quoted state- 
ment attributed to me in the December 
Alumnus ... I have taken special pains 
not to be identified with the venereal dis- 
ease prograin . . . AH of my _ work at 
present is in the area of preparing teach- 
ers, nurses, social workers and others 
dealing with youth in what is really a sex- 
character training program. 

. . . At present I am on the faculty 
of Rutgers University School of Educa- 
tion, giving three extension courses which 
carry graduate credit and from February 
on through the second semester and sum- 
mer school am committed to field work 
for the American Social Hygiene Associ- 
ation. During the spring I'll be repre- 
senting the Association in Teacher In- 
stittites. Family Life Institutes and Com- 
munity Conferences and during the sum- 
mer will conduct a Workshop Course for 
Teachers at Rhode Island State College, 
Kingston, R. I. 

... I think from the above (lengthy 
epistle) you can understand why I dislike 
the write-up in the December Alumnus. 
I can't imagine how such a report could 
have reached your office. 

Sincerely yours, 

Mabel Grier Lesher '01 

(The quotation referred to above was 
taken from the Neiv York World Tele- 
ijrain of February 4, 1948.— Ed.) 


March 1949 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29 President 921 Jones Law Bldg., Pittsburgh 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, First Vice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. 
ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, Second Vice-President 501 Bloom St., Danville 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1949 

W. C. LOWTHER '14, 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1949 

ARTHUR R. YON '17, The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City, N. J. Term 
expires 1950 

S. DALE SPOTTS '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7. Term expires 1950 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, 501 Bloom St., Danville. Term expires 1950 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires 1951 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, 921 Jones Law Bldg., Pittsburgh. Term expires 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

Hello, New Alumni 

In January 142 persons received bachelor's degrees at 
Bucknell and 14 received the second degree. This adds up 
to nearly 156 new members of the General Alumni Associ- 
ation (a few graduate students were already Bucknell 
graduates). In June about 450 more seniors will receive 
degrees, making a total of 600 to be initiated into local 
Alumni clubs next fall. 

Flow about some sort of initiation into local clubs? It 
would seem as important as Freshman Week for the 
entering freshmen. These neophytes will in many cases 
bring enthusiasm and the urge to do something for Buck- 
nell and, if encouraged, will soon be providing vigorous 
leadership. Alumni would probably be surprised to learn 
of the many Bucknellians out of college less than 15 years 
who are leading their clubs. We need leadership all along 
the line. Don't overlook the new Alumnus. 

Class Reunions 

A gratifying number of letters are coming to the 
Alumni Office, telling of plans for class reunions in June, 
1949. If you are president of a class whose numerals end 
in 4 or 9 and haven't started your jamboree plans, won't 
you get busy at once. Old Tempus is fugiting just as fast 
as when we were in college, and that was something. 

Let's make this the biggest and best Alumni Day ever. 
In order to make it possible for a greater number of 
Alumni to get together over the weekend, Commencement 
was changed from Saturday to Sunday. Alumni Day is 
Saturday, June 4. Rooms have been reserved for lunch- 
eons for all reunion classes. 

Governor James Dui? has renamed Dr. Spencer to 
the Education Committee to co-operate with the Joint 
State Government Commission in studying education fa- 
cilities in Pennsylvania. He was first named to the com- 
mittee in 1947. Bucknell's president is also chairman of 
the labor-management relations conference, one of sev- 
eral discussion groups which will highlight the first post- 
war convention of the Pennsylvania State Association for 
Adult Education in Hershey, April 21 and 22. 

Adult Education 

There are two distinct varieties of college graduates, 
those who consider themselves educated when they re- 
ceive their diplomas and those who realize that their 
education has just begun. The former, as a rule, are con- 
demned to mediocrity, while the latter face the future 
with unlimited possibilities. 

These forward-looking individuals are candidates for 
adult education, which has had its importance multiplied 
by the crashing events of the past few years. They real- 
ize that the problems raised in this age of super-speed 
must be solved by adults, since these solutions will not 
wait for youth to grow up. 

President Spencer is much interested in adult edu- 
cation and has appointed a faculty committee to study the 
problem. He is participating in a state-wide adult educa- 
tion conference on April 21 and 22. 

This issue of the Alumnus oilers some excellent ma- 
terial for Bucknell Alumni interested in continuing their 
education. The "Book Shelf" on page 17 contains book 
suggestions by various Bucknell departments. The 
bibliography is sufficiently annotated to indicate what the 
reader may expect. It is hoped that this will continue to 
be a feature of the Alumnus with the various depart- 
ments providing the suggestions for their former students. 


Concerning Admission to Bucknell 

More than enough applications have been received 
from women for admission to the freshman class in Sep- 
tember, 1949. Further applications will be welcomed 
from young men. The new requirement of College En- 
trance Examination Board tests can be met by sending an 
application directly to the College Entrance Examination 
Board, P. O. Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey, not later 
than March 12 and taking the tests on April 9. In the 
event the student is unable to take the tests on that date 
and vacancies still exist, the results of the tests which will 
be given on June 4 will be acceptable. 

Many applications are on file for September, 1950. 
Early application is encouraged, because in the main the 
Admissions Committee bases its decision on three (or 
three and one-half) years of secondary school work, the 
recommendation of the principal and the results of the 
tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. Actu- 
ally, if a student is doing well scholastically in his first 
three years of secondary school, and does equally well on 
the morning program of the College Boards on June 4, 
1949, his application would be reviewed in November of 
1949; and if the applicant qualifies, he would be accepted 
on that early date for admission in September, 1950. 

The registrar is glad to furnish Alumni and prospec- 
tive students with small leaflets about Bucknell and full 
information regarding the new requirement of the tests of 
the College Entrance Examination Board. 


Bucknellians in the field of education are reminded 
that the Bucknell Teacher Appointment Bureau has a 
number of excellent candidates for positions as teachers 
of academic and commercial subjects, guidance coun- 
selors and school administrators. Many of these have 
masters' degrees. 

Write to the Director of the Teacher Appointment 
Bureau at Bucknell. 

March 1949 


Christian Association 

a Going Concern 

The Christian Association on Bucknell's campus is 
definitely a going concern. An interview with Forrest D. 
Brown, who is serving his 18th year as general secretary 
and counselor of the Association, brings out the following 
worth-knowing facts. 

The Church Fellowship Groups — Baptist, Methodist, 
Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Episcopal — are in- 
creasingly well-attended. The 9 :30 Class meets in Hunt 
Hall Rec Room (hot coffee and donuts served) and con- 
tinues its program of Bible Study. Student Church, meet- 
ing in Hunt Hall's newly-decorated living room Sunday 
evening at 7 p. m.. has brought some outstanding persons 
to the campus this year. Noonday meditations are held 
in Hunt Hall Rec Room each weekday. This service is 
one of, the activities of Kappa Chi Lambda, composed of 
the some 40 students planning full-time church vocations. 

Religion in Life Week was held February 20-23 this 
year with Dean Harold Bosley of Duke as opening 
speaker, and able, always-welcome Clarence Cranford '29 
giving the closing address. Thirty other guests partici- 

There were 16 active Freshman Fireside Groups this 
year. These groups, composed of some 20 fellows and 
co-eds, are headed by upper classmen, a boy and a girl. 
They are discussion groups which meet weekly, every two 
weeks, or monthly as they desire. Occasionally several 
groups went together to Cowan for a week-end of fellow- 
ship and fun. Good idea, these Fireside Groups ! 

The Student Handbook, an unusually attractive one 
this year, is an important and useful service to the incom- 
ing students. 

A new phase of the Christian Association's campus 
program is that of summer projects. Flere the student 
participating gets practical experience on the job and, 
through seminars, social orientation to the experience. 
Last summer three students took part in organized work 
in camps in Europe ; six in students-in-industry groups 
in Detroit, Chicago, Hartford and Los Angeles ; two in 
the students-in-government seminar in Washington ; and 
others in summer assemblies, conferences and camps. 

Pleasant things have been happening out at Cowan. 
We now have electric lights ! A power lawn mower has 
been added to the equipment so now wide lawns merge 
into the beautiful surrounding woodland of pines and 
maple trees. The buildings are all dressed up in new 
coats of paint — light buft'. Fresh paint inside, too — soft 
blue, cream, canary yellow — students wielding the paint 
brushes. New curtains are to supplement the new dining 
room tables and benches and jazz up the living room. 
There is a new floor in the men's lounge, a new furnace 
for headquarters, and the Advisory Council has reached 
a point where definite consideration is being given to the 
idea of building the new lodge next summei-. Cheers ! 

Last year, through the campus campaign, Bucknell 
students raised $4,000 for student relief. The University 
matched $1,000 of this fund to help bring four foreign 
students to the campus. Three collections of used cloth- 
ing were forwarded to persons in Europe, one each month 
to Dr. and Mrs. Ernst Meyer in Germany. Correspond- 
ence with students in Norway, Japan, Greece, Italy, Ger- 
many and Denmark is carried on by various students.- 

Bucknell's Christian Association is a live functioning 

January 25, 1949. 
Sarasota, Florida. 

Home address: 1200 Centre Avenue, 
Reading, Pa. 


When '07ers are asked to tackle a tough undertak- 
ing, they snap into the task with great enthusiasm and 
finish the job with dispatch; but when Ken Slifer 
sent each of us a little card asking us to sign up for a 
very small yearly contribution to make the Alumni 
Association self-supporting, many of us failed to 
sign said card. The request was too modest. We are 
not accustomed to such small petitions. Ken should 
have asked the '07 class to raise the entire sum need- 
ed yearly to run his office; then we would have re- 
sponded with more zip. 

He sent you your card about December 15, 1948. 
I suppose you lost yours or your wife wrote her gro- 
cery list on the back of it, or maybe you are allergic 
to pledge cards and dropped the bloomin' thing in the 
waste basket. Don't worry about that card. Ken is 
a reasonable man. He doesn't expect us to pawn our 
wrist watches or stop smoking Chesterfields. He just 
expects us old sexagenarians to pay our just debts. 
We can't deny having received the Bucknell ALUM- 
NUS for 41 years gratis. Don't you think it's about 
time we should stop being a tax on our Alma Mater? 

It costs Bucknell $20,000 yearly to publish the 
ALUMNUS and do all the other tasks required in 
the Alumni Office. I believe there are about 11,000 
Alumni. It should not be difficult for so many Alum- 
ni to finance the Alumni Association. If every last 
'07er from Andrews to Zug would contribute even a 
small sum, we would set the ball rolling and Ken 
Slifer and Frank Davis could go on a fishing trip 
with no worries about finances. The important thing 
is for each of us to realize our responsibility and to 
do something about it! 

"Beat the undertaker" was the slogan our class 
adopted at our 1947 reunion. It would be carrying 
our zeal a bit too far if we beat the University, too. 
Let's come through — and make it 100%! 



As we go to press we receive the sad news that 
President Spencer will leave Bucknell July 1, to 
become executive director of the Samuel H. Kress 
Foundation. The foundation has as its purpose 
"to promote the moral, physical and mental wel- 
fare and progress of the human race." 

President and vice-president, respectively, of 
the Foundation are Samuel H. Kress and Rush 
Kress, the latter an honorary trustee and bene- 
factor of Bucknell. Editorial comment will ap- 
pear in a later edition of the Alumnus. 





7<^ SUC^HCU 

MAY 3 1949 


JUNE, 1949 

^etten^ ta t^ Sdct(n 

"Will you kindly change my address to 
"The Lindens", Olney, Maryland. We are 
moving there May 2nd, and I certainly 
would hate to miss any of the magazines. 
I do enjoy them so very much." 

Ethel Richardson Weidner 
(Mrs. Arthur A.) 

. . . Enclosed are a couple of news 
clips concerning fellow Bucknellians. 
I thought you might be interested in 
seeing them. The other memoranda, re 
Dr. Fred Davies, is about a man who 
has done unusual and significant things. 
Maybe he deserves more than a line 
in the ALUMNUS. You may want to 
elaborate on it. 


Bob Payne '30 

(The kind of letter we like to get! 
Thanks, Bob.— Ed.) 

. . . The Class of '44 is a peculiar 
one, since it happens to be one of those 
'you name it' war classes, but a darned 
good one. I find myself in a rather odd 
situation, originally enrolling in the 
Class of '45, graduating in '46, and 
being president of the Class of '44 — 
another one for Ripley. It has been my 
opinion for some time that it might be 
advisable to have three or four classes 
of this vintage join together for their 
reunions. Most of the men of these 
classes have been spread out over quite 
a range of years, and I am sure that 
they would prefer to meet with their 
original classes. I have also felt for 
some time that it might be better for 
some classes to hold their reunions at 
Homecoming rather than in June, for 
it has been my observation that the 
turnouts in the Fall are much larger. 
Many of us cannot possibly get back 
to Bucknell twice a year, and when 
it is necessary to make a decision I 
feel sure that most people would choose 
the Fall. However, I am 100% behind 
any decision that your office may make. 

"Please excuse this 'typed by hand' 
letter. One thing }'ou can be thankful 
for is that I didn't write it long hand 
— any of my old profs will agree to 

Hank Pufl 

(How do the Alumni feel about this? 
We'd welcome reactions. — Ed.) 

. . . "Like Class News?" Sure I like 
class news, and every time I get a 
Bucknell ALUMNUS I scan it from 
cover to cover for some news about 
the Institute girls. 

In reading "Those Were The Days" 
by .Frank Stanton, let me say truer 
words were never uttered by any local 
Bucknellian. Those were the days, and 
what a grand time I had at Bucknell 
Institute from Sept. '97 to June '99 
when I delivered my oration "Educa- 
tion For Peace". 

The picture in the March ALUM- 
NUS, taken April 15, 1897, of Gene- 
vieve, Grace and Alicia, is a wonderful 
reminder of the days gone b}'. 

.Albert R. Garner, M. D., looks a 
trifle more mature than when I last 

saw him about fort3'-eight years ago 
— goodness, how time does fly! 


Lucv Haves Grier r99 

Dr. F. G. Davis, Alumni Secretary, 
Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. 
Dear Frank : 

I am interested in the letter by J. J. 
Markle, telling of the rejuvenation of the 
Bucknell Glee Club. In my researches on 
the history of Bucknell, I have relied 
largely on the L' Agendas to obtain ma- 
terial on the Glee Club. The first of these 
books was published by tlie Class of 1889 
the preceding year. 

This L' Agenda tells of a glee club led 
by Professor W. A. Robinson. There 
were then only sixty-seven men and six 
women in college, so most of them must 
have been in the club. 

The 1893 L'Agenda listed a Philhar- 
monic Club, quite evidently a glee club, 
combined with a guitar and mandolin 
club. There were only twelve singers. 
Six concerts were given in Sunbury, Mil- 
ton. Lewisburg, Scranton, Pittston and 

The '94 L'Agenda had twelve men. The 
president was George H. Waid and the 
business manager, J. R. Wood, whose re- 
tirement was noted in the M arch 

By the time my own class (1902) w"as 
in college, the study body had grown to 
313 and we had a flourishing glee club. 
There was also a girls' mandolin and 
guitar club, and an additional mandolin 
and guitar club, which was apparently 
connected with the School of Music, since 
the leader was Professor Aviragnet, head 
of the school. 

I judge that glee clubs came and went 
thereafter, according to student interest in 
the matter. L'Agenda of 1903 lists a girls' 
glee club of twenty-three members, but 
there is no record of a similar club for 
men. The 1904 book lists a mandolin and 
guitar club for men, a similar club for 
women, a girls' glee club, a university 
band, and a university orchestra. A glee 
club of eighteen men is pictured in the 
1905 book. 

The L'Agenda of 1906 makes no men- 
tion of musical organizations, but inas- 
much as there were 155 students enrolled 
in th» Music School, it seems hardly like- 
ly that student musical clubs had so sud- 
denly and completely disappeared. The 
next year's book contained a glee club of 
twenty-one members with Paul G. Stolz 
as leader and Henry S. Africa as accom- 

There is no mention of glee clubs in the 
1908, '09, '11 and '12 U Agendas, al- 
though the 1910 book shows a club with 
twentj'-eight good looking men. Appar- 
ently, the glee club became a fixture again 
about 1912, for the 1913 L'Agenda pic- 
tures a large mixed club. 

I thought Alumni might be interested 
in the above information, since it appears 
that Mr. Markle, who wrote of the glee 
club in the April Alumxus. seemed to 
feel that the glee club was practically 
born about 1912. 

Sincerely yours, 

Lewis E. Theiss '02 


Adult Education Committee 23 

Alumni Fund 22 

Articles on Alumni 

Alichael L. Benedum 8 

Frederic B. Davies 13 

Florence Dolph 12 

Gardner \\'ade Earle 7 

Sara Fowler Pomeroy 15 

^^'illiam G. Owens 15 

George S. Stevenson 5 

John I. Woodruff 12 

Book Shelf for Alumni 14 

The Bucknell Survey 3 

Campus Activities 

Art Department 8 

Athletic Scene 7 

BISA 11 

A Dramatic ?vIoment 9 

Engineering at Bucknell 6 

Engineering Research Group ... 14 

Faculty Exchanges 2o 

Fraternities 18 

Heat Plant Open House 23 

Honorary Organizations ._., 2i 

House Party 12 

May Day .". 9 

News From the Campus 10 

Phi Beta Kappa 9 

Research Council Formed 16 

Sororities 16 

Class Reports 19 

Class Reunion Leaders 5 

Club Activities 15 

Commencement, 1949 9 

Delta Sigma Celebrates 16 

Down The Aisle 21 

Editorial Comment ' 22 

Future Bucknellians 21 

The Kress Foundation 9 

A Letter to Seniors 22 

Letters to the Editor 2 

\\'hat Bucknellians Are Doing: .... 20 

Outside Co\er: \\'est College and 
Taylor Hall, sketched 
from the Engineering 
Building, bv \\'ebster 
Smith '51. ' 


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VoLUMi- XXXIII Ni). 7 

June 1949 


b\' Herbert L. Spencer 

The purpose of the sur\e)- made by Booz, Allen and 
Hamilton, management experts, was to make sure that the 
University's organization and operation are the best that 
can be achieved by a privately-endowed co-educational col- 
lege of Bucknell's size. After they had submitted the 
report of their findings and recommendations. President 
Jose])h W. Henderson of the Board of Trustees api^ointed 
a committee to study and evaluate the suggestions made. 
The committee consisted of Andrew R. Mathieson (chair- 
man), Robert K. Bell, Elmer K. Bolton, Rcjbert L. Rooke 
and Dr. Mary M. Wolfe. Their recommendations follow : 


All share in deep gratitude and appreciation to Mr. 
Rush Kress for making possible the General Survey. The 
report of the survey is excellent, comprehensive as to the 
area specified to be covered, clearly presented, and straight- 
forward in appraisal. 

The report of the survey indicates that certain improve- 
ments can be made. The committee and all other members 
of the Board appreciate, however, that most of the recom- 
mendations contained in the report cannot be made effec- 
tive without a substantial increase in the f.unds available 
to the University. 

The survey report should serve as a guide to the admin- 
istration in improving the work of the various departments 
of the University and advancing the University's useful- 
ness in the educational field. 

Recomuiendations Made by the Surveyors 

The committee agrees in the requisites for successful 
management of a university set forth in the report, briefly, 
(1), thorough planning: (2), a progressive educational 
program; (3), a sound organization : (4), qualified faculty 
and competent administrative personnel ; (5), effecti-ve and 
understanding personnel administration; (6), efficient op- 
erating methods and procedures; (7), practical adminis- 
trative controls ; (8), adequate facilities ; (9), an efifective 
public relations program; and (10), a thorough plan of 

The committee has concluded as follows with respect 
to the recommendations submitted by the surveyors in con- 
nection with each of the abo\e management requisites : 

I. Thorough Planning 

The committee feels that the description of the plan- 
ning function as "adequately perf.ormed for day-to-day 
operations but based on the specific short-range needs . . . 
rather than on long-range requirements to achieve the Uni- 
versity's basic objectives" is factual ; but the committee 
considers that the conditions existing at Bucknell, resulting 
])rincipally from inadequate facilities and insufficient 
funds, have been such that it has been impossible for the 

administrative officers and the Board of Trustees to de- 
clare policies and objectives on a long-range Ijasis. 

_'. A Progressive Edueational Program 

The report indicates that indi\idual departmental de- 
cisions ]Dredominate in formulating the University's curric- 
ulum, without consideration of overall curriculum propor- 
tion. A faculty committee is now studying the overall 
curriculum problem and it is anticipated that upon com- 
pletion of its report measures can be taken to correct the 
conditions which the surveyors feel exist. 

The surveyors feel that the grade of work at the Uni- 
versity is weakened by the lack of a curriculum on the 
graduate level and the lack of faculty f.or graduate teach- 
ing. The consensus of the committee and the membership 
of the Board is that the major emphasis at Bucknell should 
be on undergraduate work as the University is not now 
equipped to do graduate work in many departments ; there 
is one exception, namely, the field of education, where 
Bucknell is now one of the five accredited Pennsylvania 
institutions for work toward the Master's degree in Edu- 
cation, as applied to the training of public school admin- 
istrators, and it is hoped that the University will con- 
tinue its activities in this field. 

The report indicates that the lack of funds for re- 
search personnel and inadequate facilities relegate research 
to a position of minor importance. We are all aware of 
this condition and it is the consensus that, were funds 
available, only that research work should be carried out 
which is necessary to maintain the standards of the insti- 
tution, in order that emphasis continue to be on the quality 
of teaching rather than the quantity of. research. 

The unfavorable student-faculty ratio as indicated in 
the report is one of the most pressing problems of the 
University's present set-up, but to meet the recommenda- 
tions of the surveyors would require an indicated 50 per- 
cent increase in faculty — which is financially impossible at 
this time. The committee feels that although the student- 
faculty ratio is unfavorable, it is not as seriously unsatis- 
factory as surface conditions indicated to the surveyors. 

The surveyors consider that the integration of student 
affairs with the academic program and the provisions for 
student counseling are both quite inadequate, and the com- 
mittee recommends that the University administration take 
the necessary steps to remedy this condition. 

The report indicates that the standards for selection of 
students are not adequately defined. The committee un- 
derstands that this condition is being remedied gradually, 
and was greatly improved by the adoption this year of. Col- 
lege Board Entrance Examinations as a primary factor in 
determining student admissions. 

J. A Sound Organisation 

The- report states that the membership of the Board of 

June 1949 

Trustees does not conform with the requirements ol ihe 
University's charter. The surveyors recommend that the 
Board should apply for a change in its charter to eliminate 
the restriction that "the majority of its members be mem- 
bers of the regular Baptist Church." The committee be- 
lieves that at the present time no change should Ije made in 
the charter but that the condition be gradually corrected, as 
new members are elected to the Board, through a serious 
effort to secure members of the Baptist Church who will 
make a contribution to the University's Board. 

The surveyors further recommend that the Committee 
structure of the Board should be revised. The committee 
feels that there is much room for simplification of the 
Board's Committee set-up and recommends that a commit- 
tee organization in line with the recommendations of the 
report be developed by the Chairman and recommended 
for adoption by the Board. 

The committee further recommends that the Executi\-e 
Committee of. the Board of Trustees be appointed by the 
Chairman ; that the By-Laws be reviewed by a small sub- 
committee and amendments recommended where deemed 
desirable for simplification and modernization ; and that 
the same subcommittee recommend a simplified order of 
business for the Board meetings. 

In order to relieve the principal administrative officers 
of the University of operating details, the surveyors recom- 
mend a reorganization to include the establishment of the 
following new positions: Vice-President for Education; 
Vice-F'resident for Business ; Director of Student Affairs ; 
Deans of the Schools of Engineering, Arts and Business 
Administration ; and Director of Development. The com- 
mittee appreciates the value of the proposed organization 
but feels that funds are not available to so augment the 
administrative organization. 

The committee recommends that the administration 
make a thorough analysis of the responsilMlities of. the 
individual members of the organization, with respect to 
both the academic and business functions of the Univer- 
sity. Thus the duties and responsibilities may be defined 
and realigned, with appropriate delegation so that fewer 
persons will report directly to the President and he may be 
sufficiently relieved of detail responsibilities to allow him 
adequate time for planning. The President thus should be 
able to assume the responsibilities proposed in the survey 
report for the position of Director of Development, and a 
new position could be established which would be entirely 
responsible for direction of the educational program. 

The surveyors recommend that the functions of the 
Athletic Council be re-defined and that the Council serve as 
an advisory body to the proposed Vice-President for Edu- 
cation. The committee recommends that the Chairman 
appoint a small committee of alumni interested in the ath- 
letic program to study the relationship of the Athletic 
Council to the University and review the intercollegiate 
athletic policies established a number of years ago, for the 
]3urpose of recommending to the Board any changes 
deemed desirable at this time. 

_/. Qualified Faculty and Couipctcnt Adiuiitistratii'c Per- 

'With respect to the faculty and administrative person- 
nel, the report is generally favorable. llie surveyors feel, 
however, that the faculty is not generally active in various 
professional societies. This condition is doubtless due to 
the lack of funds on the part of both the individual faculty 
members and the University, but the committee recom- 
mends that the administration encourage participation of 
the faculty in such societies. 

The surveyors feel that the facuU\- has not been pro- 
(lucti\'e in scholarly research as indicated by published ma- 

terial. The comniitlic k-els that the action ol the Hoard 
at its last meeting, in allocating funds f.or printing and 
establishing a University Press, will make possible greater 
output of professional papers by the faculty. 

The surveyors indicated that stimulating academic 
leadership is absent ; the committee does not agree. The 
committee considers that although faculty members may 
not be presenting voluminous material for publication, 
there are many stimulating teachers on the campus. 

5. llffcctivc and L'liderstanding Personnel Aduiinistra- 

The surveyors call attention to the need for more ade- 
quate personnel records and procedures for the selection 
and maintenance of a high quality staff', and that there is 
need for a careful study of employe benefits, vacations and 

The committee feels that the recommendations of the 
sur\eyors with respect to personnel administration should 
be accepted and the required studies made by the adminis- 
tration and the findings made effective. 

6. Efficient Operating Methods and Procedures 

7. Practical Adnimistrative Controls 

The surveyors made an exhaustive study of the busi- 
ness departments of the University, including the dining 
rooms, farms, book store, treasury and accounting offices, 
and registrar's office, and they concluded that with cen- 
tralized purchasing, proper warehousing, planned main- 
tenance of, plant and equipment, and less cumbersome pro- 
cedures with respect to student registration, economies 
could result from the recommendations submitted. 

The committee Ijelieves that (practically all of the rec- 
ommendations made in this connection should be accepted 
and made effective immediately. 

(W Adequate Facilities 

The surveyors indicate that the instructional facilities 
are being used to capacity and indications are that some of 
these are not satisfactory for present purposes. The hous- 
ing facilities for men are over-crowded ; the men's dining- 
room is poorly designed and not properly equipped for 
dining service of acceptable standards, and a large number 
of the buildings are in highly unsatisfactory state of repair. 

The committee has been ad^•ised by the administration 
that it is fully aware of the above-described conditions and 
that every effort is being made, with the funds available, to 
correct them. 

p. An Effective Piihlie Relations Program 

The surveyors feel that there is inadequate co-ordina- 
tion of the fund-raising and general public relations acti\'i- 
ties of the University. The committee feels that the Pub- 
lic Relations Committee of the Board of Trustees should 
recommend to the Board a plan which would take into con- 
sideration the recommendations made by the surveyors, 
under which plan all public relations and fund-raising ac- 
tivities would be co-ordinated. 

10. A Thorough Plan of Financing 

Everyone connected with the University knows that ils 
greatest weakness is its financial position. 

The surveyors indicate that, as all are aware, funds 
ha\'e been inadequate to provide a superior educational 
program with ])roper provision and maintenance of ade- 
quate facilities, faculty, and administration. 

The surveyors indicate in their report that for the pro- 
gram and organization they recommend, additional funds 
of substantial amount must be provided, and that the deci- 
(Conliiiucd oil Page 5) 

JuNF, 1949 

tion of the populations where these efforts have to be made. 
Our interest is in having the personnel of malarial control 
and other projects trained so as to take these factors into 
account also. Oi course, this is just an example and 
would apply to an attack upon illiteracy under UNESCO 
or venereal disease and TB control. 

"After the Amsterdam meeting I went to Frankfort 
and Wiesbaden to consult with the Public Health Division 
of the Military Government on their needs in improving 
the mental hygiene facilities in occupied Germany. Their 
needs in f.act are very similar to UNESCO and the World 
Health C)rganization, that is, the need for institutes to 
which jjersonnel might be sent and traveling faculties who 
nn'ght visit spots where work is going on." 

Having served as president-elect of the American 
Psychiatric Association in 1948, he will, as such, become 
its president during 1949. One must be alert to keep 
abreast of George's progress in his profession. More 
power to him ! 

So, we assume, says Mrs. Stevenson, who was Amy L. 
Patterson '16. They live at 566 Everett Road, Red Bank, 
New Jersey. When at home, Dr. Stevenson is medical 
director of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene, 

George S. Stevenson 

Dr. George S. Stevenson 
Accumulates More Honors 

Psychiatrist George Stevenson '15 attended last sum- 
mer in London the International Congress on Mental 

There were three conferences. The first, on child 
psychiatry, dealt with the problem of aggression in chil- 
dren ; another dealt with the problem of guilt ; both of 
these pointed toward the general topic of world citizenship. 
The conference occupied a full week. It was preceded liy 
a two-week preliminary meeting to set up objectives on a 
broad world plan. 

The conference was held under the aus|Mces of the 
International Committee for Mental Hygiene, organized in 
1930. However, it has now been reorganized into the 
World Federation for Mental Health. In this reorganiza- 
tion George serves as the voting delegate from the United 
States and was elected to the governing board as the repre- 
sentative from North America. This governing board 
consists of twelve persons, one for each of the six con- 
tinents and six delegates at large. In January of this year 
he attended the final session of. the conference in Amster- 

In a recent letter to the editor of the Alumnus, an- 
swering a request for information. Dr. Stevenson said of 
the January conference : 

"You will be interested that in a recent release the 
Executive Board of the World Health Organization an- 
nounced that it had acted upon the recommendations of the 
World Federation for Mental Health and approved proj- 
ects to be submitted to its June meeting in Rome. These 
projects add up to some $942,000. 

"The intent was not to promote specific psychiatric 
projects, but those that would enhance the consideration of 
human factors in projects in other fields. For example, 
science has shown how to drain swamps, kill mosquitoes 
and destroy the malarial parasite and theoretically then 
malaria should be eliminated ; but the fourth and crucial 
factor which has been left out of account is the co-opera- 

Class Reunion Leaders 

1<S9^ — Mary B. Harris, 9 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

1899— Albert R. Garner, 626 DeKalb St., Norristown, Pa. 

1904— Robert W. Thompson, 310 S. 3rd St., Lewisburg, 

1909— Mrs. Myrtle W. Shupe, Box 312, Saltsburg, Pa. 

1914— Jesse E. Riley, 1587 Quarrier St., Grafton, W. Va. 

1919— Weber L. Gerhart, 909 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

1924— H. Walter Holter, 205 S. 13th St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

1929— Paul E. Fink, 606 N. Arch St., Montoursville, Pa. 

193-1 — Edward C. Myers, 1236 Murrayhill Ave., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

-John C. Gault, Jr., 2017 W. Fourth St., Williams- 
port, Pa. 

-Mrs. Robert F. Baker, Lindys Lake R. D., Butler, 
N. J. 



All Alumni are requested to register in Roberts Hall or 
at their class reunion meetings. 

Members of the Emeritus Clul) are invited to have 
luncheon with the Class of 1899 at the Lewisburg Inn at 
12 :30 on Saturday, June 4. 

The Bucknell Survey 

(Continued from Page 4) 

sion to go forward with the program and to obtain neces- 
sary finances rests with the Board of Trustees. 

The report of the surveyors will serve as a basis for a 
re-evaluation and appraisal otthe objectives of Bucknell 
University, and will focus attention upon the development 
and maintenance of the most eft'ective means of meeting 
the objectives within the current financial ability of the 

The report should present a challenge to all connected 
with the University to secure the additional endowment 
necessary to afford to future students of Bucknell a pro- 
gram meeting the objectives of the University. 

June 1949 

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Cfitiirman af C/iemicnl Enrjineerinfj Di'partmrnt 

B.S. in Ch.E.. M.S. in Cli.E.. University of Tennessee; Ph.D.. MidiiKan 
State College: Graduate Study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
and University of Micliigan. Registered Professional Engineer in several 
states. Listed in Who's Who in Engineeriiifj and American Mm uf 
Science. Cliairman. Faculty Research Committee. Editor, McGraw-Hill 
Publisiiing Company: Chemical Engineer for Aluminum Co. of America. 
E. I. duPont deNemours & Co., U. S. Chemical Warfare Service. U. S. 
Industrial Cliemicals, Inc.; Captain. Technical Division. U. S. Army, 
World War II. Author of teclinical publications in fields of chemical and 
mechanical engineering. Member American Chemical Society: American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers: American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers: American Association for the Advancement of Science: The Elec- 
trochemical Society: American Society for Engineering Education: Engi- 
neering College Researcli Council: honorary scientific fraternity, Sigma 
Xi; and professional chemical society, Alplia Chi Sigma. 


Chairman of Civil Enqineermcj Department 

B.S. in C.E., M.S. in C.E.. Bucknell University: Ph.D., Cornell University. 
Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. Listed in Who's Whu 
in Engineering, Who's Who in the East, American Men of Science, Who 
Knows ant] What. Field Artillery. World War I: Branch Head. Civil 
Engineering. Shrivenham American University. Shrivenham. England. 
194.5. Co-author with R. R. Zipprodt. revision of Steel and Timber Struc- 
tures. On the Board of Viewers, Union County. Member American 
Society of Civil Engineers and on National Student Chapter Committee 
of the Society: member of the Amerioan Society for Engineering Educa- 
tion. Chairman of Alleglieny Section of the Society. Member honorary 
scientific fraternity, Sigma Xi : honorary engineering fraternity, Tau Beta 
Pi; mathematics society. Pi Mu Epsilon, 


Chairman of Electrical Engineering Department 

and Chairman of Engineering Group 

B.S. in E.E., and E,E.. Bucknell University; M.E.E. and D.Eng.. Johns 
Hopkins University. Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. 
Listed in Who's Who In Engineering, Who's Who in Pennsylvania, and 
.4merican ^len of Science. Developed a seismometer for use of U, S. 
Bureau of Mines in investigation of earth vibrations from blasting. Four 
years of engineering experience with Betiilehem Steel Co. Sensed in LI. S. 
Signal Corps, World War I. Meml)er Board of Directors of Citizens' Elec- 
tric Company: American In.stitute of Electrical Engineers, American 
Society for Engineering Education, American Geophysical Society, and 
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Also a member 
of the honorary engineering fraternity, Tau Beta Pi; the mathematics 
society. Pi Mu Epsilon; and the leadership honorary, Omicron Delta 
Kappa. Hobbies: pbotograpliy and dramatics. 

Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department 

B.M.E., Ohio State University: M.S., University of Illinois; M.E., Ohio 
State University. Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and 
Pennsylvania. Listed in Who's Who in Engineering. Who's Who in 
American Echication, Who's Who in the East. Consultant for Mountain 
States Engineering Service. Power Service Co.. Bucknell Alumni Research 
Foundation; and Standardization Engineer. Air Conditioning & Refriger- 
ation Machinery Association. Surplus Property OITicer, Bucknell Univer- 
sity. Accredited Assistant. U. S. Office of Education. Member of Amer- 
ican Society of Mechanical Engineers: American Society of Engineering 
Education:' Chairman. Central-Pennsylvania Section, ASME, 1945 and 
1948: Secretary, Region III, ASME, 1945-1949: recently elected Vice- 
President, Region III. .\SME. 1950-1951. Also a member of the honorary 
scientific fraternity. Sigma Xi; tlie mathematics society. Pi Mu Epsilon; 
and the leader.sliip honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa. Contributed to: 
Heating, Piping anrl .4ir Conditioning Engineering ; Ice and Cold- Storages- 
Science Monthlii: The American Ironsmith. Hobbies: hunting, fishing, 
coins, baseball. 

Engineering at Bucknell 

At the present time Bucknell has over 500 student.s 
enrolled in the four engineering departments: chemical, 
civil, electrical, and mechanical. All four curricula have 
been accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional 
Development, the accrediting agency for engineering col- 
leges. Offices, classrooms, drawing rooms and laborator- 
ies are all housed in one building completed in 1940. 

In order to provide adequate training in engineering, 
Bucknell has for some years required all engineering stu- 
dents to supplement the four-year program with one eight- 
week summer session at which concentrated courses are 

Although Bucknell is primarily an undergraduate 
school, some master's degrees are offered and the extent of 
the graduate program is increasing. Research programs 
are being developed and Bucknell is an institutional mem- 
ber of the Engineering College Research Council as well 
as the Engineering College Administrative Council of the 
American Society for Engineering Education. Profes- 
sional degrees are offered to Alumni in recognition of ac- 
complishments in their chosen fields. 

The engineering curricula are designed to provide 

broad and thorough training in fundamental theory, avoid- 
ing narrow specialization. The freshman program is the 
same for all four engineering courses : the first two years, 
including the summer session, are almost identical for 
electrical and mechanical engineering students. Eighteen 
semester hours of social-humanistic courses are required 
and at least six additional hours mav be elected in these 

The engineering laboratories are well equipped and 
new equipment is being added constantly. During the past 
five years the value of equipment has been increased 125 
per cent. 

.\ Committee of Visiting Engineers, consisting of. ele\- 
en prominent Alumni with Mr. J. O. Roser "11 as chair- 
man, is active in advancing the progress and improving the 
standards of the engineering departments. 

The engineering staff consists of twenty-seven full-time 
instructors, all of whom are well qualified. A majority of 
these men have had extensi\e industrial as well as teaching 
experience, and many hold professional engineers' licenses 
and advanced degrees. Almost all the teaching staff" are 
members of several professional societies and take an 
active part in the activities of these organizations. 
(Continued on Page i3) 

June 1949 

The Athletic Scene 

For the first time in many moons, the early phases of 
the Spring athletic program were associated chiefly with 
victories instead of losses. The baseball, golf and tennis 
teams represented a noticealjle improvement over the 1948 
clubs, while the trackmen, who were awaiting their first 
test, hoped to ec|ual the undefeated record of their prede- 

As tlie teams rounded the first turn, the over-all report 
showed se\en triumphs and five reverses. Baseball was 
leading the pack with four decisions in six starts, followed 
by tennis with two wins and a loss. Only golf was mo\'ing 
along at less than a .500 cHp, but here the one victory and 
two def.eats did not paint a true picture of the strength of 
the Bison link squad. 

In the baseball opener at Albright, tlie Bisons had Httle 
to oiTer except pitching. Albright also had good hurhng as 
well as timely hitting, which led to a 4 to loss for Buck- 
nell. But the Bisons indicated in their next appearance 
that they have the power to surprise a numlier of the re- 
maining foes on the schedule. 

Scoring in ever}' inning but two, the Lanemen launched 
the home campaign by battering Juniata. 13 to 2. Then 
in an abbre\'iated fray, the Bisons bested Clarkson Tech, 
6 to 2, in a game that was called after fi\-e and a half 
frames because of rain. 

Rain stopped the team from meeting Susquehanna and 
Lafayette and a little dampness would have helped con- 
siderably when the club encountered Navy at Annapolis, 
Md. A Bucknell run in the first inning was the only score 
until the fifth when the Midshipmen countered four times 
and scored freely in the remaining innings for a 12 to 1 

Once again the Bisons came back, this time edging 
Franklin and Marshall in a pitching battle. Art Raynor, 
the mainstay on the Orange and Blue mound corps, turned 
in his second victory of the year, permitting the Diplomats 
onl}- four hits for a 3 to 1 decision. 

Engagement number six sent the Herd against Lehigh 
at Bethlehem. A two-run rally in the sixth enabled the 
locals to eke past the engineers, 2 to 1. Dick Roush, a 
sophomore, was touched f.or but four singles in his first 
start on the mound for Bucknell. 

In contrast to baseball, the golf and tennis seasons 
opened on a more cheerful note. Coach Harold Evans' 
linkmen scored an impressive victory, 8 to 1, in the inau- 
gural with Dickinson, while the tennis squad started with a 
9 to rout of Susquehanna. 

A 7 to 2 loss at the hands of Penn State and a 6 to 3 
reverse to Juniata put the golfers in the red, but this team 
was ready to return to the debit side of the ledger. 

After the success against Susquehanna, Coach Hank 
Peters' netmen rose to new heights a few days later and 
sent Penn State home empty handed. It was our first ten- 
nis victory over State since 1942. with the score reading 6 
to 3. An identical score was registered in the Bison-Col- 
gate match, but this time the laurels went to the visiting 
Red Raiders. 

The first assignment for the track squad was to be a 
triangular session with Gettysburg and Juniata in Memo- 
rial Stadium. Previously, the mile relay team competed in 
the Penn Relays, placing fifth in the Middle Atlantic 
States Collegiate Championship and third in our section of 
the College Class Mile Championship. 

Gardn'er Wade Earle 

Horace and Earle 

Gardner Wade Earle '15 has an interesting hobby — 
translating Horace and writing parodies in modern Ameri- 
can slang. Here is a sample, taken from his little volume 
entitled "Moments With (and without) Horace." 



Of tliee I sing, thou rotund goodly cask, 

From seasoned timber made, ere I was born, 
■-Xnd holding all that mortal man may ask. 

Within thy staves find solace when forlorn, 
Or merry jests, or broils, or amorous fire. 

Or gentle sleep to ease the hearts that mourn. 

When magic mellow Massic I desire. 

I draw on thee, thou never-failing friend. 
.\nd find thy gracious bounties never tire. 

Socratic savants, Cato, all unbend 
When filled with that joy-giving juice of tliinc. 
The poor are rich; the meanest misers lend; 

.\ timid mortal, I become divine. 

Earle' s J'ersioit 


Of booze I chirp, you old pot-bellied keg. 

And hope my timbers last as long as yours. 
A shot from you and I can shake a leg. 

And though you've had me takin' all the "cures", 
When in the dumps I shift to high with you. 
Then sleep it ofl: and wake among the sewers. 

-And can I love when full of mellow dew! 

And can I pick a fight and sock a guy 
If any bozo hints that I'm a stew! 

My highbrovv friends are just as bad as I. 
They talk philosoph}- — then drain the jug. 
You make a coward brave, until he'll try 

To slap an up-stage king right in the mug! 

For the past fifteen years he has played with this hob- 
by. All of his poems have been published in The Cleve- 
land Plain Dealer, formerly in the "Philosophy of Folly" 
column conducted by the late Ted Robinson. More re- 
cently Charles W. Lawrence, Robinson's successor, has 
included them in his "Breakfast Commentator." 

Funny, but Wade is a mathematics teacher in the Cleve- 
land Heights schools and, not being an English teacher 
(Continued on Page l4) 

June 1949 

Blanchard Gummo 
Head of Art Departuiciit 

B.A.. Vale CoIleg:e; B.F.A., Yale School of the Fine Arts. Listed in 
Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the East. America's Yinnn/ 
Men, Who's Who in Penn^i/li>ania. Member Harrisburg Art Association. 
Spring-field (Mass.) Art League. Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. 
Spent the summers of l!*39 and 1940 as a guest at Vaddo. tlie foundation 
for creative workers at Saratoga Springs. New York. During I9tl-t2 was 
a resident artist at the Researcli Studio at Maitland, Florida. Has par- 
ticipated in more tlian 100 national group exhibitions, including such 
shows as the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelpliia, the Chicago Art 
Institute, the Cincinnati Annual, the Corcoran Biennial at Washington. 
D. C, the Pepsi-Cola Exhibitions, etc. Awards and Prizes: (1) Medal 
for Figure Composition and Portrait. -tSrd Annual Exliibition. Society of 
Washington Artists. 1935. Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington. D. C. 
(2) Honorable Mention for Water Color. 9th Annual Exhibition, Art Asso- 
ciation of Harrisburg. 1936. (3) First Mention for Oils. Annual Members 
Exhibition, Springfield, Mass., 193S. (4) Second Prize for Oil Painting, 
Harrisburg Art Association, 1939. (5) First Prize for Oil Painting. Har- 
risburg Art Association, 1941. (6) Second Honorable Mention for Oils, 
2iird Annual Members Exhibition, Springfield Art League. George Walter 
Vincent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Mass., 1941. (T) First Prize for 
Oil Painting, Sixth Annual Cooperative Art Exhibition, State Teachers 
College. Indiana. Pennsylvania. 1949. Has had 17 one-man shows in the 
past 14 years, in Bucknell University, Susquehanna University, Wilkes 
College, the Lock Haven Teachers College, tlie Everhart Museum in 
Scranton, the Research Studio at Maitland, Florida, and the Norton 
Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida, among others. In 1944 the Penn- 
sylvania Academy of Fine Arts at Pliiladelphia bouglit his oil painting. 
"Ruined House," for their permanent collection from their exliibitiim of 
that year. 

The Art Department 

The Bucknell Art Department offers courses in the his- 
tory and theory of art and in the actual practice of drawing 
and painting. In all the work of the department the vital 
relationship between art and the ordinary activities of life 
is emphasized. In the history and theory courses the fun- 
damental principles of art are stressed in an attempt to gi\e 
the student the basic equipment for the personal enjoyment 
of works of art, rather than the eft'ort being directed solely 
toward the acquisition of a factual background. In the 
practical courses the requirements are kept flexible so as 
to meet, so far as possible, the individual needs and desires 
of the student. Thus, in the courses in drawing there are 
such varied types of work as charcoal drawing from casts, 
pencil sketching from nature and from imagination, pen 
and ink drawing, caricature, pastel portraits and still-life. 

It is felt that in a liberal arts college such as Bucknell 
the activities in art should adapt themselves to the general 
cultural enrichment of all students. Hence, all the facili- 
ties of the Art Department are available to the entire Uni- 
versity ; the class rooms are open at all times and frequent- 
ly are visited by students not enrolled in the art courses. 

Since 1942 Bucknell has had an artist-in-residence 
during the second semester of each year. Mr. Harry 
Wickey, the celebrated sculptor and print-maker, was at 
Bucknell from 1942 to 1946 and since then Mr. Bruce 

Mitchell, the well-known painter, has been in residence. 
While he is in Lewisburg his studio is open each afternoon 
to interested students and townspeople, thus providing a 
fine opportunity for everyone to become acquainted with 
artistic procedures at first hand. A number of art exhibi- 
tions are held at Bucknell each year. During 1949 these 
have included one-man shows by Ernest Fiene, Nicolai 
Cikovsky, Edith Fetherston, Blanchard Gummo and Bruce 
Mitchell. .Another interesting feature of the college's 
artistic activities is the exhibition of student work that is 
held during Commencement week each year. 

An attempt is made to achie\e the fullest co-operation 
between the Art Department and other departments of the 
college. The success of this co-operation has perhaps been 
most notable in dramatics where many of the art students 
put their abilities into practice in designing and executing 
scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, etc. ; but it is also 
evident in other fields as, for instance, in the illustrations 
for various student publications, in the decorations for 
college dances and other social functions, and in making 
posters for various campus activities. 

In general. Bucknell in its i)resentation of art empha- 
sizes cultural \alues rather than technical attainment ; 
however, for those who wish to go on to professional ac- 
tivities in art. the op])ortunity is afforded to develop a 
sound technical equipment as well as the necessary back- 
ground in the history and basic theories of art. In the past 
several years various Bucknell students have contributed 
pictures to national exhibitions and had them accepted by 
the juries ; just this spring a senior received an honorable 
mention tor a picture he sent to the annual exhibition of 
the Harrisburg Art Association. A fair number of our 
graduates go on to art school, graduate school or to profes- 
sional work in the field of art. 

Benedum Plunges Again 

Michael L. Benedum. Bucknell Trustee and famous oil 
wildcatter, has started another wildcat operation, this time 
above ground. In Jefferson County. Ohio, he plans to re- 
claim some 3,900 acres now blighted and made unsightly 
by the coal-stripping scourge. The land will be levelled 
off and restored as nearly as possible to its original contour. 
Numerous ponds for watering cattle and helping to pre- 
vent erosion of the land will be constructed. .\ 131-year- 
old farm house is now being restored as a residence for the 
farm manager, and white fences will enclose the rolling 
picturesque hills of the self-supporting, integrated ranch to 
be called the Melban Farms. Tractors, plows and har- 
vesting machinery have been purchased and as the land is 
reclaimed grain crops, hay and grass will be planted to 
support the white-faced Hereford cattle. Tenant farmers 
of experience will work the various farms on a co-opera- 
tive basis. 

Mike Benedum (Bucknell .\LUMNUS. September 
1948) started in the oil business at the age of twenty with 
'■$500 in cash and $1,000,000 worth of nerve." In his 
search for oil. he made the world his oyster, losing for- 
tunes in China and Peru, but making bigger ones in Mex- 
ico, Rumania, Colombia and the wide reaches of Texas. 
Now, nearing that challenging age of eighty, he has set 
out upon a different kind of conquest, that of making 
bleak and barren land bloom again. All Bucknellians will 
"point with pride" and wish him success in this interesting 
new venture. 

June 1949 

Commencement Program, 1949 

Friday, June 3 — 8 ;00 i'. Ai., Meeting of Board of. Direc- 
tors of General Alumni Association, Alumni Office 
10:00 P. M., Meeting of Alumni Fund Committee, 
.Vlumni Office 
Saturday, June 4— ALUMNI DAY 

8:30 A. M., Breakfast of Class Presidents, Class Re- 
porters and Fund Managers, Hotel Lewisburger 
8:30 A. M., Bison Cluli Breakfast, Women's College 
Dining Ruoni 

Open Blouse at Heating Plant all day 
10 :00 A. M., Meeting of Board of Trustees 
10:45 A. M., Meeting of General Alumni Association, 
Bucknell Hall 

12:30 P. M., Class Reunion Lunclieons (classes whose 
numerals end in 4 and 9) 

189-1 — Men's Dining Hall 

1899 — Lewisburg Inn 

1904 — Women's College Dining Hall 

1909 — Women's College Dining Hall 

1914 — Men's Dining Hall 

1919— Men's Dining Hall 

1924 — Lewisburg Inn 

1929— Milton Country Club 

1934 — Women's College Dining Hall 

1939 — Hotel Lewisburger 

1944 — Hotel Lewisburger 
2 :15 P. M., "Clarence," Cap and Dagger, High School 

4:00-5:30 P. AL, President's Garden Party and Band 
Concert, on campus opposite president's home 
6:00 P. M., Symposia of Fraternities and Sororities 
8:30 P. M., Chamber Music Concert featuring the 
Bucknell University String Quartet, Baptist Church 
8:30 P. M., "Clarence," Cap and Dagger, High School 
Sunday, June 5 — 10 ;00 A. M., Baccalaureate Sermon, Da- 
vis Gym 
2 :00 P. M., Commencement, Davis Gvni 


Be sure to attend the meeting of the General 
Alumni Association at 10:45 a. m. on Saturday, 
June 4. It will be held in Bucknell Hall. 

May Day, 1949 

The theme for this year's Spring Festi\al at Bucknell 
was "Holiday." The activities scheduled on Friday were 
intramural athletics in the afternoon, and in the evening 
Cap and Dagger's production of Winterset and a concert 
by the Men's Glee Club. 

On Saturday there was Open House all day in the new 
heating plant and the engineering laboratories, the annual 
Push Cart Derby at 9 :30, and meetings of the Mother's 
and Father's Associations. More than three hundred co- 
eds participated in the May Day ceremonies at Davis Gym 
on Saturday afternoon. After dinner. Cap and Dagger 
and the Men's Glee Club repeated their performances of 
the previous evening, and the Women's Glee Club gave a 
concert in the Baptist Church. 

On Sunday morning, special Mother's Day services 
were held in all Lewisburg churches. 


Rev. Kij-oshi Taniniuto. pastoi' of the Methodist Cliurch in Hirosliiina. 
Japan, and one of tlie heroes in Joltn Hersliey's boot:, meets face to face 
at the Student Church Service at Buct:nell Major Theodore J. Van Kirk, 
the navigator of "Enola Gay," tlie phine wliich dropped the fateful bomb 
on his city. They liad an interesting: time togctiier checking? data and 
personal reactions. 

The Kress Foundation 

The Samuel 11. Kress Foundation, Inc., was estab- 
lished in 1929 Ijy that well-known merchant "to promote 
the moral, physical and mental welfare and progress of 
the human race." Mr. Kress is the brother of Bucknell 
Alumnus and Honorary Trustee Rush H. Kress '00, who 
is vice-president of the Foundation. 

In January of this year the Foundation announced a 
gift of eight million dollars to the projected New York 
LTniversity-Bellevue Medical Center. This is believed to 
be one of the largest gifts c\er made for post-graduate 
study of medicine. 

As executive director of the Foundation, Dr. Spencer 
will have charge of the many activities formerly adminis- 
tered by Rush Kress. As his particular responsibility, he 
will have the direction of the Foundation's educational 
projects as they relate to post-graduate medicine, art edu- 
cation as it aftects the cultural and spiritual development of. 
the American people, and college and university education 
with emphasis on organization and administration of pri- 
vately-endowed colleges. 

Four Alumni Invited to 
Phi Beta Kappa 

The four Bucknell Alumni invited to membership in 
the Bucknell chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, national scholas- 
tic fraternity, in April are : Dr. Ray Daggs '26, B.S., 
Ph.D., of Federal Research Laboratory, Fort Knox ; Day- 
ton L. Ranck '16, B.A., M.A., treasurer of Bucknell Uni- 
versity ; Geddes Simpson '29, B.A., Ph.D., associate ento- 
mologist at the Agricultural Station, University of Maine ; 
and Dr. George S. Stevenson '15, B.S., M.S.,'M.D., Hon. 
Sc.D., medical director of the National Coinmittee for 
Mental Hygiene. 

Dr. Frederick Pottle, of Yale University, was the 
guest-speaker at the ninth annual Phi Beta Kappa banquet. 


June 1949 

Sem Gems' Parisian "Can-Can" Routine 

News from the Campus 

Sem Gems in Harris Hall put on a no-date, stag 
"Evening- in Harris" with some misgiving (would the fel- 
lows come?). But what with a gay Paree atmosphere, 
complete with a knock-out floor show, sidewalk cafe, bar 
(punch — but good!), French garden with fountain, can- 
dlehght, etc., the evening was really gay and the stags 
swarmed in, two and three swains to one gal. 

Cap and Dagger has begun a series of weekly radio 
programs over Sunbury's WKOK, consisting of song 
specialties, re-enactments of scenes from plays, and guest 
interviews. Cap and Dagger is stepping up and out, what 
with the Actors Lab, Theta Alpha Chi, the University 
Players, and now this new venture written, directed and 
presented by Cap and Dagger members. Maybe Bucknell 
will get a little theater all its own ! 

The freshman women's honorary fraternity. Alpha 
Lambda Delta, initiated forty-nine girls this spring. Too 
bad we ha\-en't space to publish all their names so you 
could keep tab on the ones who reappear on the dean's list 
and finally make Phi Beta Kappa. 

The Actors Lab presented Anton Chekhov's one-act 
play, The Boor, before the Bucknell Graduate Club at 
their spring meeting on campus. 

"The Diaper Set" column is an innovation in The 
Bucknellian, full of news and chit-chat, written and edited 
by one of the G. I. Village wives. 

The Tri-Delts for the seventh year presented a $150 

scholarship award to an upperclassman. The winner this 

spring, Marion Angelitis, was announced on Moving-up 

Day, April 28. 

* ^ * 

Professor John Reed x'24 was recently elected a vice- 
president of the American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers. As such, he will head up local groups in New- 
York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Dr. Frank G. Davis '11, professor of education, was 
recently elected vice-president of the Pennsylvania Associ- 
ation for Adult Education. 

^ ^ ^ 

Jorge Bolet, noted Cuban pianist, gave a fine perform- 
ance before an appreciative audience in the Lewisburg 
High School auditorium, April 23. This was the year's 
final program of the Artist Course Series. 

The chaplain of the University of Berlin spent several 
days on campus during April, observing "democracy at 
work" among student groups. 

In April, an exhibition of paintings by Nicolai Cikov- 
sky, Russian-born artist, attending professor of art at 
Washington's Corcoran Gallery, made Roberts Hall an 
interesting and delightful place in which to linger and 
admire and long-to-possess ! 

^ ^ ^ 

Engineers held a come-in-and-get-acquainted Open 
House early in May and invited everybody to see immacu- 
late labs with polished and functioning equipment, etc. 

Actors Work on Set 

Dramatics at Bucknell 

Some of our Cap and Dagger enthusiasts are pictured 
here working on this year's May Day week-end production, 
I'Viutersef. This scene is undoubtedly familiar to many 

Cap and Dagger, the only dramatics group at Bucknell, 
had its origin at the turn of the century. In the beginning 
Cap and Dagger was for "men only," while Frill and 
Frown was formed as the women's theater group. It 
wasn't until 1931 that these two organizations joined 
forces and became the Cap and Dagger of. today. 

Just during the past year Cap and Dagger has taken 
se\'eral steps in its expansion and development. 

A. N. T. A. — the American National Theater and 
Academy added Cap and Dagger to its membership. 

University Players — a recently-formed organization at 
Bucknell that combines several groups who work co-opera- 
tively to produce musicals. Cap and Dagger is proud to be 
affiliated with this organization which produced such a 

June 1949 


Death Scene from "WiiitersL^." Leads. Margo Rausch and Alan Davis; 

lower insets, tiie co-directors, Bruce and Lynn Bassett: upper inset, Stan 

Purdy, who has written an original score of tlie show. 

triumph as The Pirates of Pcncaiicc. their first extrava- 

Actors Lab — an extension of Cap and Dagger which 
provides an additional opportunity to develop the dramatic 
talent of the students. They will present a series of one- 
act plays on May 19 and 20. 

This Is Your Cap and Dagger — a new weekly radio 
program presented over Station WKOK in Sunbury. This 
program intends to inform and acquaint the community 
with the work and personalities of Cap and Dagger. 

These additional activities of Cap and Dagger, like Cap 
and Dagger itself, are directed, acted and produced by the 
students of the University. 

Cap and Dagger, under the supervision of Theta Alpha 
Phi, the national dramatics honorary at Bucknell, has for- 
mulated a committee to promote and make possible in the 
near future a Little Theater on the Bucknell Campus. 
Those who have given their time and ability to make Cap 
and Dagger productions possible realize the inadequate 
facilities with which we now operate, and they can fully 
appreciate our need f.or a Little Theater. Your help and 
co-operation will be necessary to achieve this goal, a Cap 
and Dagger Little Theater. 

From Dr. Mary M. Wolfe '96 comes the interesting 
news that Dr. James R. Lincoln of Lincoln Hill, Ware- 
ham, Massachusetts, has portraits of James Moore II and 
his wife, parents of James Moore III who is called the 
founder of Bucknell. 

Mrs. Lincoln's great-uncle was Howard Malcom, first 
president of Bucknell. James Moore II was Dr. Lin- 
coln's great-grandfather. 

Dr. Wolfe is a direct descendant of the Moore family. 

The Bucknell Independent 
Students Association 

A new organization has recently appeared on the cam- 
pus. It is called the Bucknell Independent Students Asso- 
ciation or BISA. This organization has arisen out of the 
desire of the non-fraternity-sorority students to express 
their views on campus affairs. It is hoped that BISA will 
secure enough members from the large number of non- 
affiliated students on campus so that it will be able to voice 
the needs of these students and bring about significant con- 
tributions to campus life from these men and women. 

The first meeting of BISA was held in March, and 
since then the members have worked earnestly devising a 
constitution and by-laws. At a meeting on April 19, with 
the necessary organizational framework completed, elec- 
tion of officers was held. 

The group has also been active along the social line. 
A picnic and general get-acquainted party was held at the 
farm of "Tommy" Thompson near Lewisburg, and a very 
enjoyable time was had by all who attended. Another pic- 
nic took place during House Party Weekend, and a good 
turnout is expected. Tentative plans have been made for 
a get-together for Homecoming weekend this fall at which 
all Independent Alumni will be welcomed. Intramural 
sports have not been neglected. The volleyball team has 
been active, and a soft ball team has been practicing and is 
ready to enter the League. Next fall it is hoped that BISA 
will be represented in every phase of the intramural pro- 

The BISA will welcome any suggestions from inter- 
ested alumni that would contribute to furthering the realiz- 
ation of the aitns of the group. Letters should be ad- 
dressed to Don Hauk, BISA, Bo.x 627, at the LTniversity. 

A local concert bureau established by the Department 
of Music is attempting to make music programs, per- 
formed here on the campus by students and faculty, avail- 
able ofif campus for Alumni groups and other friends of 
Bucknell. Such programs would be limited to the period 
shortly before or after the campus performance date. 
For details, contact Miss Tuhy at the Music Department. 

Engineering Building and Observatohy 
by Robert Richardson '51 


June 1949 

John I. Woodruff 

Woodruff '90. Banker 

He dropped in the other day just to say "hello." Spry 
as if he were 44 instead of 84, Dr. Woodruff is out there 
plugging for Bucknell as usual. He is now serving as 
class fund manager. 

For the past seventeen years he has been president of 
the Snyder County Trust Company, which keeps him pret- 
ty busy. He spends many of his winters in Florida, lately 
traveling by air. However, he says he is going to drive to 
California next winter. 

Dr. Woodruff started out as a country school teacher 
'way back there when not much education was required. 
He attended Susquehanna University when it was still the 
Missionary Institute. He then transferred to Bucknell in 
1888, where he played football. He later joined the Sus- 
quehanna faculty as football coach when footliall suits 
were made by the boys' mothers. Since the football coach- 
ing was an extra-curricular activity without pay. Dr. 
Woodrufi: earned his living the next forty-seven years as 
teacher of Latin, history, English, philosophy and educa- 
tion, in the order given. At Susquehanna he served as 
dean and for two years as acting president. When the 
program of, teacher training in Pennsylvania expanded 
about 1920, he organized an extension program that served 
hundreds of teachers. 

He served in the State Legislature in 1918-19 and was 
re-elected in 1921. During this service he presented the 
Woodruff Bill giving teachers a 25 per cent increase in sal- 
ary, and this was followed by the Finegan program of 
which his bill was the foundation. 

We'd like to tell of his many services in his local com- 
munity, but space has run out. Long life and happiness 
to John I. Woodruff. 

( Note : The accompanying picture was taken at a 
recent meeting of the Sunbury Alumni Club.) 

FLASH — As we go to press we are saddened 
by the news that Florence Dolph xl'es died on 
April 30. Miss Dolph, who was honored by 
Bucknell on her one-hundredth birthday, would 
have been 102 years old if she had lived till 
May 19. 

House Party Week-End 

For some reason (right living?) the weather during 
Flouse Party Weekend was more rare than one o£ June's 
perfect days. Blossoming white and pink dogwood, cherry 
and apple trees, tulips and lilacs, blue skies, and warm sun- 
shine contributed their large bit to make it memorable. 

Fraternity pledges, many of them five to ten pounds 
lighter from the lingering prep-school idea of Hell- Week 
activities, were as polished and correct as the houses they 
had spring-cleaned and decorated for the great occasion. 

Decorations ranged all the way from salty sea atmos- 
phere to the arid heat of Persia and Egypt. 

One side of the Kappa Delta Rho house was decorated 
as the bow of a ship, (iuests entered via a gangplank and 
there found themselves on the main deck, with the ship's 
salon and lounge at the rear. 

The Demies, celebrating their Golden Anniversary, had 
a great ribbon bow across the front of their house to repre- 
sent a birthday package and a large illuminated birthday 
cake on the front porch. Inside the house there was a 
mural depicting the Demie history, while the downstairs 
was transformed into a garden. 

The SAE's turned their entire house into a Castle of 
Camelot with a typical castle entrance, complete with a 

Lambda Chi turned up with a circus theme — walked oft 
with first honor. Ferris wheel and merry-go-round 
whirled outside the house. Inside one found the interior 
of, the Big Top with sideshows on the sun porch. 

Phi Lams using "Nights Along the Nile" as their theme 
built pyramids on their front lawn and had a huge Sphinx 
at the entrance. Inside were more pyramids, mummies, 
Pharaoh himself, palms, and desert scenes. 

Theta Chi went poetic, using "The Rubaiyat of Omar 
Khayyam" theme outside and in. 

The Sigma Chi house became a South Sea Island with 
a volcano and idol and red passion flowers. 

The SAM's went cosmopolitan, with an appropriately 
decorated "Esquire Ball," the front of the house having 
been transformed into an animated Esquire cover. 

The Phi Gams were real Southern gents in their Mis- 
sissippi Showboat house. A gangplank led up to the ship's 
bow. The guests then stepped into what seemed to be an 
outside ballroom with adjoining lounge and state rooms. 

The traditional Black and White Formal was held by 
the Kappa Sigs, their house made over into a "Palm Club" 
with a marquee entrance and palm interior. 

The Tekes transformed Tustin Gym into "Candyland" 
for their spring formal and featured an all-day outing at 
Cowan on Saturday. 

The Phi Psi house became Holiday Inn. A Christmas 
scene was featured outside with the traditional lights, red 
candles and wreaths. Inside the guests wandered from 
the New Year's holiday to the Fourth of. July to a May 
Day decorated compartment. 

A large red heart against a black and white, striped 
background covered the front of the SPE's new home. 
Inside the heart-dance theme was carried out with red 
streamers and large hearts, one for each named couple 
hung around the walls. 

The girls, imports and local, all had beautiful new 
frocks and hair-dos. One Bucknell Alumnus arriving 
fresh from two years in Europe declared everything 
"ivonderbar" , "trcs rliai iiuuilc", "delightful and swank." 
A great week-end ! 

June 1949 


Davies Prominent Physician 

Dr. Frederic Bard Davies '26 was out in front during 
his four years at Bucknell and has been keeping well up in 
the front lines e\er since. As a pre-med, he found time 
for the glee club, varsity quartet, Cap and Dagger, four 
years of class and two of varsity track. 

After graduating from Bucknell, he went on to the 
School of Medicine at Rochester, where he worked on an 
original problem with Dr. George Whipple, who later was 
awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in the anemias. 
Upon receiving his degree from Rochester, he continued 
his medical training as an interne at Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital "just around the corner from Bucknell." 

He married Dorothy Montgomery in 1933 and a few 
weeks later began active practice in internal medicine at 
Scranton. He served as school physician and associate 
professor of biology at Keystone Junior College for several 
years, became a lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps 
where he served for four years, has just finished a two- 
year term as president of the acti\e Lackawanna County 
Medical Society, is chief of medicine at Scranton State 
and Westside Hospitals, is a member of the Committee on 
Public Relations of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and 
a Fellow of the International Academy of Medicine. He 
is editor of County Medical Reporter and has written for a 
number of medical journals. 

A member of Phi Gamma Delta, Fred li\-es with his 
wife and thirteen-year-old daughter. Nancy, at 343 Clay 
Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

Engineering at Bucknell 

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Student branches or chapters of the national profes- 
sional societies are very active in all four departments, 
enabling the students to develop a professional 
while in college by association with leaders in their respec- 
tive fields. Inspection trips to industrial plants are spon- 
sored each year to provide an opportunity for the student 
to become acquainted with the work carried on by engi- 

The engineering students at Bucknell are not segregat- 
ed but participate actively in fraternities, athletics, dramat- 
ics, musical organizations and all other campus activities. 

A chapter of the national honorary f.raternity, Tau Beta 
Pi, was inaugurated in February, 1948. This took the 
jjlace of the local honorary fraternity. Beta Epsilon Sigma, 
which liad been active for many j'ears. This society recog- 
nizes outstanding work in engineering and is restricted to 
those students in the upper fifth of the senior class or upper 
eighth of the junior class. 

Bucknell engineering Alumni are well represented on 
the stafi:'s of all the large industrial corporations, as well as 
in research organizations, state and municipal offices, and 
goyernment bureaus. 


Carl L. Millward '06, a member of the Bucknell 
Department of Education, recently gave the banquet 
addresses at area Rotary Conventions at Detroit, 
Aiichi"-an, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

Water Tanks Above the Stadium by Webster Smith '51 


June 1949 

Book Shelf for Alumni 

The books named below have been suggested by the 
departments indicated. This column is intended to pro- 
vide for graduates current reading lists suited to the inter- 
ests of individuals. 

Inorganic Process Industries . ... Kennetli Kobe 

The Macmillan Company, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y, 

It considers chemistry, economics, and unit operations involved in 

commercial inorganic processes. 

The Structure of Matter . Rice and Teller 

John Wiley. New York, N. Y. 

A non -mathematical treatment of atomic, molecular, and nuclear 



Doctor Faustus Thomas Mann 

Alfred Knopf Incorporated. New York. N. Y. 

Many people consider Doctor Faustus to be Mann's finest novel. It ha- 

as its theme the idea that genius comes to its own through illness and 



The Brazilians: People of Tomorrow Hermane Tavares De Sa 

The John Day Company. New York. N. Y. 

An account of the simple things so basic in the determination of national 
characteristics. Discusses candidly and interestingly miscegenation and 
the people of tomorrow. Extremely interesting. 

Road to Survival William Vogt 

William Sloane Associates. New York, N. Y. 

A new view of the world, its increasing population and wasting resources. 
Docum.ented and authoritative, cutting through the tog of attitudes ca'.led 
by political, economic, or ideological names; shows major world events in 
terms of simple, human absolutes. 


Die Deutsche Katastrophe — Betrachtungen und Erinnerungen 

Friedrich Meinecke 

Brockhaus, Wiesbaden. Aero Verlag, Zurich. 1946. Pp. 177. 
A very significant appraisal of postwar conditions and problems in 
Germany. The mission of Germany in the future must be that of a 
pioneer in a new cultural and spiritual renaissance. 

Die Jerominkinder Ernst Wiechert 

Kurt Desch. Munchen, Band 1, 1945, Band 2, 1946, Pp. 519 and 458. 
This two-volume novel by one of Germany's most outsfindmg contem- 
porary writers, against the sombre background of the last half century, 
also attempts an interpretation of man and society. 


Ideological Differences and World Order F. S. C. Northrop, Editor 

Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1949, 

An anthology on the ideological basics of human cultures and their rela- 
tions to each other. Cultures treated include the Chinese. Soviet. Latin 
American. Navaho Indian besides the European and American, with their 
constructive social emergents. The book is an editorial sequel to Professor 
Northrops Meeting of East and West and The Logic of the Sciences and 
the Humanities — a quite significant addition to modern social diagnostics. 


Smyth Report Henry D. Smythe 

Princeton University Press. Princeton, N. J. 

A good, complete discussion (as far as permissible) of the work leading 

to Nuclear Energy. 

Cybernetics Norbert Wiener 

John Wiley & Sons, New York, N. Y. 

A discussion of computing mechanisms — their possibilities and their 

resemblance to the nervous system in humans. 


The Negro in America Arnold Rose 

Harper & Brothers, New York, N. Y. 1948. 

This is a readable, authoritative, condensed version of the survey of the 
Negro problem in America originally running to some 15,000 pages and 
two volumes under the direction of Gunnar Myrday, a Swedish social 
scientist, highly objective in his approach. 

The American Radio Llewellyn White 

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 111. 1947. 

This is one of the volumes to come out of the Report from the Commission 
on the Freedom of the Press. With 98% of the homes in America having 
radios, here is a book that inquires into the implications and problems, 
as well as possibilities of broadcasting. 

Bucknell In Engineering 
Research Group 

Bucknell was recently elected a member of the Engi- 
neering College Research Council, an organization repre- 
senting the research activities of seventy-three institutional 
members of the American Society for Engineering Educa- 

The purpose of the E. C. R. C. is to assist in developing 
research facilities at member engineering colleges by : 

(1) Furthering advanced study in colleges of engi- 
neering and de\eloping and co-ordinating industrial and 
scientific research : 

( 2 ) Undertaking research designed to promote ad- 
vancement and economic adjustment in industry, public 
works, public healtli, and conservation and development of 
natural resources ; 

(3) Co-operating with other associations and govern- 
mental agencies in the prosecution and promotion of re- 
search ; 

(4) Publishing periodic reports and studies of signifi- 
cant value to engineering colleges and co-operating re- 
search agencies. 

Active membership in the Engineering College Re- 
search Council is confined to institutions of higher educa- 
tion granting degrees in engineering, which are accredited 
by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development. 
All four engineering departments at Bucknell are accredit- 
ed by this organization. Member institutions must also 
maintain a high record of performance in engineering 
education and research. 

Other Pennsylvania schools which are members of the 
E. C. R. C. are Carnegie Institute of Technology, Lehigh 
University, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State 
College and Swarthmore College. 

Dr. Claire S. ShellhamerTO is just another Bucknell 
woman whci has niaiie good. Eollowing her graduation 
she enrolled in the University of Michigan Medical School 
and received the M.D. degree in 1914. Then followed a 
one-year interneship in the Woman's Hospital in Boston. 

In 1916 she entered private practice in Detroit as a spe- 
cialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She is on the stafif of 
the Detroit Woman's Hospital, is an examiner in the 
cancer detection clinic and also for the Board of Educa- 
tion and the Y. W. C. A. 

Dr. Shellhamer lives at 672 Maccabees, Detroit, Michi- 

Horace and Earle 

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(and possibly for other reasons), he has not been able to 
incorporate his poems in the English course of study. 

Trained in Latin at Bucknell under "Rocky" (the late 
revered Dr. Frank E. Rockwood) and "Bally" (Dr. F. G. 
Ballentine, now head of the Department of Latin), he is 
competent in Latin but has not taught English except in 
the evening school of Fenn College. .-Vfter graduating 
from Bucknell, W'ade stayed two years as assistant to Pro- 
fessor Bromley Smith (public speaking) and taught Greek 
and Latin in the Academy. 

Mrs. Wade is the former Winifred Miller "15. They 
have two sons and live at 3784 Lowell Road, Cleveland 
Heights 21, Ohio. 

(Afterthought — The book mentioned may be purchased at 
the above addi^ess fioni the author. — Ed.) 

June 1949 

^^6- ;4ctc(Ktce^ 


The Elmira, N. Y., Club met at the home of Air. and 
Mrs. J. Charles Jones '42 (Marguerite Strouse '44) on the 
evening of May 10: the Capitol District, May 11, at Sche- 
nectady ; Pittsfield, IMass., May 12 ; New England, May 13, 
at Boston : and Connecticut, May 14, at Bridgeport. 

Alumni Secretary and Mrs. Frank G. Davis were cam- 
pus guests at all meetings, played the Owens broadcast 
recording, and showed movies and colored pictures of the 
campus at all meetings. 


An enthusiastic group of Bucknellians in Ithaca, feel- 
ing that Elmira is a bit too away for attendance at 
meetings, decided to organize its own club. The story of 
the organization will be told in the September issue of the 

With Professor John S. Gold '18 as guest of honor, the 
group held a meeting on May 12 at the home of John D. 
W. Fetter '13, for many years Baptist student pastor at 
Cornell University. Andrew Rice '48 and his wife were 
in charge. , 


Dr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Spencer were honor guests on 
April 18 at a meeting in Ann Arbor attended by thirty 

Bucknellians. Dr. 
and Mrs. Arthur 
L. Brandon, A. M. 
,v - '27 (Margaret 

AVeddell '16) were 
host and hostess 
in their home. 

President Fred 
Vitale '29 was in 
charge of the meet- 
ing and President 
Spencer w a s the 
main speaker. His 
address was fol- 
lowed by a question 
period lasting until 
1 1 :00 p. m. Every- 
one had a grand 
time and the group 
was proud to have 
the Spencers as 
guests at what was 
probably their final 
A 1 u m n i meeting 
during the present 


The Washington Club was given a rare treat on May 
14 at the Burlington Hotel. The program was a "Monte 
Carlo Casino" with card games, dice games, roulette — even 
a slot machine. Chips were free. At the. beginning Ernie 
Blanche '38 gave some interesting sidelights on his spe- 
cialty, on which he has already published two books — 
gambling. (Incidentally, his new book, You Can't Win, is 
published by the Public Aii'airs Press, 2153 Florida Ave., 
Washington 8, D. C, and costs two dollars a copy.) 



This club is showing unusual vitality. One indication 
is the following program o£ activities : 

On March 6, 1949, members of the executive commit- 
tee met at the home of Dr. Robert B. Schultz and formu- 
kited the following plans for the coming year, contingent 
upon the success of the first big meeting : 

1. Bucknell Noonday Luncheon, April 29, 1949. 
Place to be announced. (C)rder what you want) . 

2. Pre-Commencement Meeting. 7 :00 P. M., Sat- 
urday, May 21, 1949. (More about this one). 

3. Summer Picnic. Saturday, August 20. 1949. 
Swimming, Golf, Mosquitoes, etc. 

4. Homecoming Meeting. 7:00 P. M., Saturday, 
October 8, 1949. (All about football). 

5. Anniversary Dinner. 7 :00 P. M., Saturday, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1950. (Election of Officers). 


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riale (the former a past-presi- 
dent) entertained the club at a meeting and informal 
get-together on March 11. New officers who were 
elected are : George Fritzinger '26, president ; Dudley 
Waldner '46, vice-president ; Mrs. Carolyn Minner 
Cressman '41. secretary-treasurer. Plans were made 
for a picnic in June. 


Thirteen persons attended the club meeting held 
at the Edmund Meany Hotel in Seattle on February 
5 in honor of Bucknell's birthday. H. L. (Hap) Hunter 
'11 became the new president; Harry Bastian '12 vice- 
president; Mrs. Cecelia Linch Schloredt '20 was re- 
tained as secretary ; and Corbett Miller x'20 was voted 
treasurer. Two new Seattle residents were welcomed 
to the group : Lars Skjelbreia '48 and Ray Hikida x'49. 
A party celebrating the group's second birthday is 
planned for next September. 

Mrs. Sarah F. Pomeroy (96 on May 24) was the 
honored guest at a party in Sunbury, which was ar- 
ranged by Charles Fryling '13, president of the Sun- 
bury Alumni Club for the past eighteen years, who 
has long been a friend of Mrs. Pomeroy. She is a 
member of the Institute Class of '72. 

Another Bucknellian celebrating in May is Dr. Wil- 
liam G. Owens, who was 91 on Mav 14. 

New York Metropolitan Club, Attention: 

President Emily Devine Kelly '21 announces a Bucknell 
Open House at Beekman Tower, 3 Mitchell Place, 49th St. 
and First Ave., New York City (can be reached by 50th St. 
crosstown bus or the First Ave. bus, which passes the door), 
from 4 :00 to 8 :00 P. M., Sunday, June 19. Every Bucknel- 
lian in the metropolitan area should attend. Total cost, 75c. 
You don't need to notify anyone. Come and meet your friends. 


The Rochester Club is planning a picnic for June 18. All 
Bucknell students from that area and all Alumni are urged 
to attend. Communicate with Volnev B. Frankel, president, 
899 Culver Rd., Apt. 314, Rochester 9, X. Y. 


June 1949 

Left to liffht: Louis Kobey 'ot, Amos K. Deibler '9!>, M. A. Carriiiger '(10. 
Kenneth W. Slifer 'ao, Herbert L. Spencer and Lawrence W. Lawson '22. 

Delta Sigma Celebrates Golden 

Delta Sigma Fraternity celebrated the fiftieth anniver- 
sary of its founding the weekend of April 29. Amos K. 
Deibler '99, M. A. Carringer '00 and Charles H. Miller '00, 
all founders of the fraternity, and 126 other Alumni were 
on hand to make the occasion a great success. 

The activities began Friday night with the presentation 
of the tliirty-fifth annual Demie play. This year two one- 
act melodramas, Coiiiiii Round the 'Mountain and He Ain't 
Done Right by Nell, were performed. Both were well 
received by an audience that "hissed the villain and ap- 
plauded virtue." The play was followed by a bull session 
at the house. Movies of a typical Demie weekend were 

Saturday a scheduled active-alumni softball game gave 
way to volleyball in Davis Gym as a steady rain poured 
down in the morning. The afternoon found the skies fair, 
however. Over forty faculty and administration mem- 
bers appeared at a tea in the house. 

The official anniversary banquet was held at the Wo- 
men's College Dining Hall Saturday night. Louis W. 
Robey '04 acted as toastmaster. The main speakers were 
Paul J. Abraham '10, Kenneth W. Slifer '26, Herbert L. 
Spencer and Amos K. Deibler '99. Other speakers includ- 
ed Lawrence W. Lawson '22, newly-elected successor to 
Slifer as Alumni president, Stanley P. Davies '12 and S. 
Homer Smith '07. Richard M. Gray '42 led the group in 
a number of tunes from a new book of the fraternity's 
songs which he edited. Each of the original Founders was 
presented with a gold-leather-bound vokime of a history of 
Delta Sigma, written by Harry R. Warfel '20 and recently 

Activities of the weekend were concluded Sunday 
morning when Dr. Edwin E. Aubrey '19 delivered a ser- 
mon on "Life's Finest Gift" in a special service at the 
Lewisburg Baptist Church. 

Bucknell Research Council Formed 

A Faculty Research Committee has been formed on the 
campus with the purpose of encouraging facult)' and stu- 
dent research in all iields, especially those of engineering 
and science. 

Purposes are : 

1. To encourage research and publication. 

2. To gi\e aid to such research acti\-ities. 

,3. To have an organization through which the Univer- 
sity can best deal with industrial governmental agencies in 
a businesslike manner in order to obtain research fellow- 
ships, grants-in-aid or research contracts. 

Members of the committee are ; Dr. Lester P. Fowle, 
University physician and assistant professor of anatomy ; 
Dr. W. Norwood Lowry, professor of physics; Dr. John 
W. Rice, professor of bacteriology: Sherman K. Reed, 
instructor in chemistry ; and Warren D. Garman, associate 
professor of mechanical engineering. Dr. Albert H. Coop- 
er, prolessor of chemical engineering, is committee chair- 

If .you had it to do over, would you pursue the same 
way of life at Bucknell ? What advice would you ofTer to 
a beginning freshman? There will be some six hundred 
young men and women entering the College on the Hill in 
Se]3tember. Take out a spot of. time and give them ;i 
helpful pointer or two. 


Phi Mus on campus were hostesses at the largest dis- 
trict convention in District HPs history, entertaining some 
150 collegiate delegates and alumni. 

A pledge retreat was held last fall for the purpose of 
orienting the eighteen pledges in sorority and campus mat- 
ters. Six pledges and two actives have recently been 
initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women's 
honorary. Phi Mu is also represented \)y twelve new initi- 
ates into five honorary fraternities. Various members 
have distinguished themselves in campus activities. Among 
our group we have Senate members, counselors, a Junior 
Prom queen. C. A. cabinet ofiicers. Honor House residents, 
Panhellenic officers and class officers. 


One hundred and forty-one Phi Mus assembled on the 
Bucknell campus the week-end of April 22 for their Dis- 
trict HI Convention. It was the" largest ever held in the 
District, which is composed of the University of Pitts-- 
burgh, Gettysburg, Dickinson, The Pennsylvania State 
College, Bucknell (in Pennsylvania), Bethany, and Da- 
vis and Elkins (in West Virginia). 

Round-table conferences, a Pan-Hellenic coffee hour, 
a get-acquainted party (with Beta Kappa Chapter of 
Bucknell as hostesses), two luncheons and a formal initia- 
tion followed by a banquet comprised the three-day pro- 
gram. The banquet, held at the Lewisburg Inn, had as its 
theme "Our Phi Mu Dream." Mrs. Joseph Kelly ( Emily 
Devine '21), toastmistress, was introduced to the delegates 
and guests by her daughter, Mrs. Spencer Carlough 

June 1949 


(Emily Kelly '46), comeiition chairman. District awards 
were presented and the Rncknell chapter received the cup 
for the greatest improvement in scholarship. 

Four national officers were present. Eight additional 
prominent Bucknellians served as committee chairmen. 

( )ne of the country's oldest sororities, Phi Mu was 
f,ounded in 1852 at Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia. 


Pi Beta Phi hel<l its annual Pledge Dance at tiie Laml)- 
da Chi house, with "Pi Phi Belles" as the theme. At that 
time we presented our twenty pledges with an effective 
Christmas atmosphere. Our annual party for underpriv- 
ileged children was given with the Phi Psis, as always. 

Members of Beta Chapter have taken a good share in 
honors, with girls on Mortar Board, in Honor House, six 
counselors to freshman women, vice-president of W. S. 
G. A., assistant editor of L' Agenda, C. A. Cabinet mem- 
bers, three Junior Prom candidates and three Senior Prom 
Queen candidates. Junior Class vice-president, one mem- 
ber in Who's Who, three on W. A. A. Board and six dorm 
officers. Prospects for next year look equally hopeful to 
Pi Phi. As a result of "moving up day" the new W. .S. G. 
.A. president and four Senate members are Pi Phis, two 
counselors, and two class officers. Two girls are candi- 
dates for May Queen. 

As the year comes to a close, we look forward to (jur 
spring dinner dance, and svmposiimi, the latter l)eing held 
on June 4. 

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Alpha Chi Omega began the year with many of our 
girls in prominent positions, such as W. S. G. A. president, 
W. A. A. president, Panhellenic president, four girls in 
Honor House and two in Phi Beta Kappa. 

We pledged seventeen grand girls. 

Late in November we had our annual pledge dance in 
Hunt Rec Room. The dance was called The Rainbow 
Ball. In December we held our party with the Sigma Chis 
for the underprivileged children. 

Along the sports line. Eta chapter was proud to win 
two cups, the basketball cup and the bowling cup. Bad- 
minton and Softball are being played now. 

This spring we held two initiations in order that all the 
girls could be initiated. On April 6, the pledges held a 
treasure hunt for the actives. Also in .\pril three of our 
girls took part in the Mu Phi Epsilon song contest. 

The Alpha Chis sold cookies and cakes, made by our 
patronesses, at the May Day festivities. 

Symposium will be held at the Lewisburg Inn on Sat- 
urday evening. May 28. 


Delta Delta Delta started the new year by adding the 
names o£ sixteen new pledges to our sorority roll call. Our 
list of social activities included the pledge banquet and 
dance in November, the Pine Party at Christmas, cozies, 
alumnae teas, initiations and the Spring Dance at the SAE 

Sports claimed our attention, too. Our volleyball team 
won the volleyball championship, and we placed a close 
second in the playoffs of the basketball tournament. Now, 
we have high hopes of adding the Softball cup to our collec- 

tion. Then, of course, our trio won first place in the Inter- 
Sorority Song Contest, sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon. 
.'\nd a Tri-Delt was crowned queen of the senior class at 
the Mardi Gras Ball. 


Delta Zeta's dance for our nineteen wonderful pledges 
was held in November at the Demie house. The theme was 
"l-'irst Nighter." 

In December we were honored by a four-day visit from 
our national secretary and our province director. Then 
came the mock rush party given by the pledges, a tea for 
our patronesses, the trio contest, election and initiation and 
State Day when we played hostess to Delta Zetas from 
George Washington University, University of Pittsburgh 
and Pennsylvania State College. 

We are especially proud of this year's vice-president, 
who was just initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. 

At our initiation banquet for the new actives on April 
12, engraved bracelets were awarded to the pledge with 
the highest scholarship and to the "ideal pledge." On May 
14 we're planning a picnic for the orphans. Then on May 
21 will be our annual "Senior Sencioft'" in honor of our 
seniors. The year will be brought to a solemn but happy 
close with our Symposium on May 28. 


Kappa Delta welcomed seventeen new actives at their 
recent initiation. This brings our chapter's active enroll- 
ment to fifty-one with four pledges. 

In conjunction with our pledge banquet the Founders' 
Day celebration was held in (~)ctober. The "K D Snow 
Ball" found the Kappa Deltas donning evening gowns for 
their annual jiledge dance. The K. D.'s and Phi Gam's 
ga\'e a Christmas party at the Fiji House for twenty chil- 
dren in the community. During the year the Chapter 
entertained the patronesses at a tea and dessert bridge. 
Kappa Delta was hostess to Pi Beta Phi and Delta Delta 
for cozies. The spring social event for the chapter includ- 
ed a picnic at Half Way Dam. Symposium will be held 
Saturday, May 21, at the Lewisburg Inn. K. D.'s hope to 
retain the All- Year Sports Trophy. 

K. D.'s hold the following honors: ]]'ho's Who in 
American Colleges; President of Mortar Board ; and three 
occupants of Honor House ; business manager and associ- 
ate editor of L' Agenda ; Cap and Dagger president and vice 
president ; two of the I. R. C. officers and the president of 
the World Federalists group : K. D. is represented on Sen- 
ate, in the Women's Student (Government, in Radio Work- 
shop, and in various honoraries. 


This year was highlighted by our installation (we were 
formerly Alpha Sigma Alpha, founded in 1946) into the 
national fraternity, which took place on October 30 and 31. 
Our installation was attended by national and province 
officers and many other guests from active and alumnae 
chapters. Delta Alpha chapter at Penn State was our 
installing chapter. 

Rushing this year yielded twenty fine pledges. Initia- 
tion for fourteen pledges took place on Saturday, April 23. 
Our active chapter now consists of forty members. 

Our pledge dance took place on January 8. It was 


June 1949 

called "Kappa Keynote" and the decorations were predom- 
inately light and dark blue, our colors, with the golden key 
also brought in. Teas for patronesses were given in No- 
\'ember and May and a spring picnic April 15. 

We participated in the inter-sorority volleyball, basket- 
Ijall and softball tournaments. 

We have two Mortar Board members and two men- 
tioned in IVIio's Who in Aiiierican Colleges. One Kappa 
was a junior counselor and two more girls were elected for 
counselorship for next year. A Kappa was chosen Sweet- 
heart of Sigma Chi during Houseparty Weekend this 


Phi Alpha Pi has only been on Bucknell's campus for 
the past two and one-half years. Founded by a small 
group for the purpose of securing an interracial, interreli- 
gious band within sorority as well as without, it has been 
steadily growing and improving itself. 

Since its inception Phi Alpha Pi has twice won the 
scholarship cup — once this past semester — and is making 
rapid advance in athletics — and socially. 

In the past month the Phi Lams ha\e become our 
brothers officially, and the two groups have set up as one 
of, their aims sponsoring a picnic every spring for under- 
privileged children. 

The latest addition to our suite has been a Magnovox 


In the field of sports Kappa Delta Rho has shown a 
decided improvement over the past few years and has 
turned out a representative team in every event. The soc- 
cer team finished third in its division. In winter intra- 
mural competition, KDR entered full teams. The bowling 
team won in its league and lost out to SAE, the eventual 
winner in the semi-finals. 

In the field of scholarship KDR finished second among 
all the fraternities. 

The fraternity has held four major dances and several 
open-house parties. House Party Weekend was the big 

KDR looks hopefully to the future in scholastic, social 
and athletic areas. 


In Kappa Sigma achievement has been the password. 
Two intramural cups, tennis and track, have been attained, 
helping greatly in the intramural race in which they now 
place second. 

With Softball now under way, the Kappa Sigs are look- 
ing forward with anticipation to their second consecutive 
Softball trophy. 

The Black and White Formal at Flouse Party this year 

again topped the social register. Music was by Johnny 

Able support of the Alumni has enabled Alpha Phi to 
start construction on a new house addition. An enlarged 
dining room with a seating capacity of eighty-four, a new 
kitchen and extra room facilities which will accommodate 
twelve more men. as well as an enclosed porch along the 
north side of. the dining room, will be included in the new 
$53,000 addition. 

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Phi Kappa Psi, with the help of a total of twenty-one 
pledges, started the intramural season auspiciously by win- 
ning our second straight cross-country trophy and contin- 
ued in the thick of the intramural battle. 

With House Party Week-end, Phi Psi just about com- 
pleted a very extensive social program. Things started 
rolling with the annual pledge dance, kept up at the Christ- 
mas Dance, and hit a high with the Jeff-Duo-Ship-Wreck 

This past summer saw several changes in the exterior 
and interior of the house, along with the development of 
intensive plans for other renovations. Foremost among 
the latter are the contemplated addition to the present 
kitchen and the building of a game room to represent a liv- 
ing war memorial to those brothers of Penns3dvania Gam- 
ma who gave their lives in World War II. 


Sigma Alpha Mu walked off for the second time in a 
row with the Rush Kress Sigma Chi Foundation Scholar- 
ship Cup. Out of five awards since the inception of the 
trophy, SAM has taken it three times. 

Out of a total o£ 22 initiates to Phi Beta Kappa, four 
were members of the fraternity. In addition, one frater 
was tapped by Omicron Delta Kappa, national men's lead- 
ership honorary. 

In extra-curricular activities, S.~VM men serve as the 
president of the International Relations Club, president of 
Hillel, secretary-treasurer of the American Institute of 
Chemical Engineers, secretary of Phi Sigma (biology hon- 
orary) , vice-president of the French Club, managing editor 
of The BuekncUian. and features editor of Sqiiirl. A num- 
ber of others have been initiated into the honorary clubs of 
mathematics, political science, biology, history, music, 
economics and freshmen. 

The fraternity is still supporting our little French girl. 
Marguerite Szajn, who writes us (in the original French) 
every month. When last heard from, she was vacationing 
on the Cote d'Azur. 


Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi is doing its share in Buck- 
nell's spring sports, with a good turnout for baseball and 
tennis. Sigma Chis just about take over in baseball, broth- 
ers serving as captain, first liaseman, second baseman, cen- 
ter field, left field, pitcher and two utility men. 

Brother Stec is the big gun of the Bison Varsity nine. 
He got two singles, two doubles, one triple and two home 
runs in his first thirteen trips to the plate. 

Two of Kappa Chapter are on the Bison net squad. 
One of these men has been chosen for Omicron Delta 
Kappa, men's leadership fraternity. House Party this 
year was a great success. 

June 1949 


Class Reports 

Class of 1899 
Reunion Year 

Class Reporter: Mrs. J. C. Downs 

(Gertrude Stephens) 

ollZ W'ainbell Ave., Pittsburgh 16. Pa, 
Golden Jubilee for '99-ers, June 4, 1949 

The mail at noon toda\- brought a 
brief letter from O. R. LeVan (Doc), 
conveying word of his inability to be 
present at our reunion Saturday, June 
4, owing to a stroke suffered in April. 
1947. This will be the first reunion Doc 
has missed and we will miss him as he 
always carried good cheer with him. 
His address is Fairview St., IVIohnton, 

William Engle's address is changed 
to 118 S. Front St., Sunbury. 

We hope every able-bodied 99'er is 
planning to be in Lewisbur.g for our 
Golden Jubilee, Saturday, June 4. 

Class of 1905 


by Edith Fetherston '05, r02, AM '08 

A one-man showing of twenty-five 
paintings by Mrs. Edith Kelly Fetherston 
was held in Roberts Hall, Bucknell Uni- 
versity, from March 20 to April 2, 1949. 
Over five hundred art enthusiasts attend- 
ed the reception in Roberts Hall on March 
20. Mrs. Fetherston's paintings have been 
shown in exhibits of the Carnegie Insti- 
tute in Pittsburgh and in a one-man show 
at the Ferargil Galleries in New York 

Class of 1907 

Class Reporter: Leo L. Rockwell 

49 Broad St., Hamilton, N. Y. 


The Unfinished Story of a Class 

William Carpenter Kelly joined our 
class late in its four-year course — 
transferring, I think, from Penn State. 
After graduation he took a course in 

dentistry and located at State College. 
He married Sarah Ellen Meyer of the 
Class of 1911. Their residence is at 

Kathryn May King left college to re- 
turn to her home in Reynoldsville. 
Here for many years she has been 
keeping house and caring for the office 
of her brother, who is a physician. She 
is also active in Baptist circles and is 
organist in the First Baptist Church 
of Reynoldsville. 

Lulu Ethel Kline Blackney (Mrs. D. 
W) left college before graduation. She 
spent some time in Alaska, then 
married and settled in Seattle. As late 
as May, 1945, her residence was 516 
Circle St., San Antonio, Texas, but 
since then we've lost track of her. Can 
any classmate be of assistance here? 

Paul Levan Knorr was with the class 
for part of the freshman year. Who 
knows what became of him? 

Frank Joseph Kraemer is another x- 
er who was with us only one year. He 
transferred to Lehigh L'niversity, from 
which (I tliink) he graduated with an 
engineering degree. 

Class of 1912 
Class Reporter: Mrs. Maze Callahan 


108 W. Penn St., Muncy, Pa. 

From Ruby Stuck O'Leary and Tim 

Dear Maze: 

I know we have the best reporter on 
write-ups are different, they're new and 
tliey surely are interesting. 



She just better hand out her bouquets 
— she got me in on this. Remember at 
the reunion, when she made her 
speech? She said she believed she was 
the most happily married (guess she 
hasn't seen my prize package) — then 
said that the Class of 1912 never had 
any news. I still haven't forgiven her. 

Helen Ruth writes from Trenton, 
N. J.: 

Dear Maze: 

It is fun. reading your reporting; 
keep it up. Some day, when I am not 
too busy, I shall write you a detailed 
account of my life and work. I smiled 
when I read your little account of me 
in the Alumni News. My apartment 
is in the Contemporary Club. However, 
I am still engaged in public school 
work, although I discontinued my 
summer teaching at Temple several 
years ago. Early in my career I was 
head of the Math. Dept. in Girls' High 
School, but have long since turned to 
school library work. At present time 
I am at Jr. 4. Have added A. B., M. 
S., and B. S. to my name, but no Mrs. 


Helen Ruth. 

1 wrote to Helen to tell her "she 
cciulfhi't have everything." 1 believe 
"V'era Frost, Helen Ruth and Sue 
Weddell are the only girls in our class 
who didn't marry. I don't know if we 
should give them a big hand or tell 
them how much they have missed. 
.\ny\vay, they are to be commended for 
tlieir remarkable careers. They surely 
didn't major in cooking, dish washing, 
ironing shirts and washing diapers. 
These "dear old grandmothers" have 
it all to do over again. 

To be more serious, I just wonder 
if any ot the classes can "top" the 
,urand picture and write-up of Sue 
Weddell which appeared in the Decem- 
ber issue. Sue has promised to come 
back to our next reunion — all three 
might be retired or tired by that time. 
Here's hoping. 

Remember Mary Jameson '11? She 
is now Mrs. J. H. Cohvell, 101 Mahon- 
ing St., Danville, Pa. I had this little 
note at Christmas time: 

Dear Maze: 

Every time the Alumnus arrives I 
think, "This time I am going to tell 
Maze what I think of her reporting." 
Now this time I am doing just that. 

I think your report is grand. It 
"makes" the Alumnus for me, not just 
because I know nearly all the people 
you contact but I'm interested to know 
liow you made out with your wedding" 
petticoat. You are an energetic soul, 
and I enjoy your report — every bit of 
it. Do you ever see Hannah Bertin 
x'13? Merry Christmas to you and 

Mary Jameson Colwell. 

"Mary" and "Cobby" used to room 
next to me at the "Sem". I remember 
sneaking in early in the a. m. to put 
down their window so the "old girls" 
could get a few more winks. 

Blanche Stoner Wood '05 and I at- 
tended the Bucknell Birthday Party at 
the Elks Club in Williamsport. Among 
the "old folks" attending were Charles 
Bidlespacher '01; Mrs. Sue H e i ni 
Little, Williamsport; Ernest Burrows 
'07 and Mrs. Burrows, Lee Sprout '10 
and Mrs. Sprout, Picture Rocks; Eliza- 
beth Champion King '18, Montours- 
ville. In looking over the crowd, I 
believe the older generation is holding 
up as well as can be expected during" 
the inflation and deflation and the high 
■price of butter. Dean Musser gave a 
very splendid talk on "Life on the 
Campus Today." He mentioned the 
names of Dr. Harris, Dr. (Pop) Per- 
rinc. Dr. Rockwood, Prof. Leo Rock- 
well. Do these names recall any fond 
memories? Remember when Prexy 
used to call on Helen Levegood in 
psychology class? "The next. Miss 
Levegood; go on with the next." Leo 
Rockwell, I believe, began his first 
year teaching us German. He was so 
shy and most embarrassed "wdien he 
called on the girls to recite. Suppose 
he is quite settled now, since he has 
three girls of his own. Do you know 
one name that was forgotten? Prof. 
Colestock. The proud Papa who al- 


June 1949 

ways announced a newcomer by writ- 
ing on his blackboard. I kinda believe 
we had a recess on such occasions. 

Class of 1922 

Class Reporter: Philip Campbell, 
315 E. Front St., Danville, Pa. 

Thomas R. Stein has been appointed 
resident manager of the Falls Division 
of the Minnesota and Ontario Paper 
Co., a 300-million-dollar corporation. 
Tom's well earned promotion comes in 
recognition of his fine record in in- 
dustrial engineering and management 
for his company over the past thirteen 
years. The Minnesota firm is one of 
the largest paper manufacturers in the 
United States, having six million acres 
of timber, six hundred miles of rail- 
road and a plant a half-mile long. The 
company also manufactures insulite. a 
leading building material. Mr. and Mrs. 
Stein reside at 210 Tenth Ave., Inter- 
national Falls, Minn. 

Ethel Richardson (Mrs. Arthur A. 
Weidner) now lives at "The Lindens", 
Olney, Md., a country estate near 
Washington, D. C. She says the "wel- 
come sign" is always out for any 22'ers 
passing by. Ethel's husband is a 
registered architect in the Canitol city. 
They have recently become proud 
grandparents for the second time. 

Lawrence Lawson, Saltsburg, was 
named president of the Delta Sigma 
Alumni at their fiftieth anniversary 
meeting in April. 

Class of 1942 

Class Reporter: Don L. Hopkins 

1.328 S. George Mason Dr. Arlington, Va 

The Arthur J. Denneys (Ruth M. 
Hansen x'45) are living at 47 Brixton 
Rd., Briar Clifi Park, Merrick. L. L, 
N. Y. Art is an assistant furniture 
buyer for Abraham and Straus. 

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Collinson may 
be reached at 429 Chapel Hill Road. 
R. F. D., Red Bank, N. J. Dan finished 
up his med work at Jefferson in Phila- 

Nezo addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Donald 
H. Sholl (Janet Bold '43), 244- A Hill- 
crest Ave., CoUingswood, N. J.; Mr. 
and Mrs. Herbert W. Wilkinson, 
(Anne Dunkelberger '41), 300 Elm 
Avenue, Hollidaysburg; and to this 
list I must add my own, which now 
reads, Don L. Hopkins, 1328 So. 
George Mason Drive, Arlington, Va. 

Class of 1943 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Earle E. Benton 
(Norene Bond) 

411 Boyd St., Camden, N. J. 

Elaine Dylla is taking courses at the 
N. Y. School of Social Work while 
working with the teen-age group at 
the YWCA in Greenwich, Conn. 

The latest address for the James 
Diffenderfers (Sally Fry '44) is 113 
Chamberlain Dr., Buffalo 10, N. Y 
They have two little girls now, Jane 
and Peggy. 

Mary (Orso) and Johnny Johannesen 
are in Cleveland, O., where Johnny has 
been teaching counseling and getting 
his master's at Case Institute. 

Neiu addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
H. Morris (Kathleen Marshall), 35.'; 

Marshall St., Ridgewood, N. J.; Mr. 
and Mrs. Stanley C. Marshall (Alice 
Zindel '42), 3537 W. Walnut St.. Chi- 
cago, 111.; Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. 
Melenyzer (Mary E. Berry M. S. '42). 
1001 Medical Arts Bldg., San Antonio 

5, Texas. 

Class of 1944 

Reunion Year 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Robert F. Baker 

(Honey Rhinesmith) 

Lindys Lake, R. D., Butler, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allen (Carolyn 
E. Day x'44) announce the arrival of 
John Russell on April 10. 1949. The 
Aliens are living at il Main St., Butler. 
N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mardaga write 
that a daughter, Dana Louise, was born 
in Newark on December 7, 1948. Bill 
is a petroleum engineer with the Esso 
Standard Oil Co. and works in the 
same office with Dave Lewis and Bud 

Mrs. Peter W. Elkington (Harriet 
Francke) writes that she has been 
married since December, 1945, and 
that Jane, age two, has a sister Eliza- 
beth, just two months old. The Elk- 
ingtons live at 704 Locust Ave., Phila- 
delphia 44. 

Betty Evans became !Mrs. Ralph C. 
Franklin in Singapore on November 

6. 1948. Her present address is: c/o 
U. S. Rubber Co., Myers Building. Port 
Area, Manila. Philippines. 

News is scarce these days, so please 
keep our class in evidence by sending 
on anything about yourselves or other 
members from '44. Don't ignore this 
plea — I'm getting just desperate 
enough to start making up a few things'. 


New Address: Mrs. Eugene Fry 
(Mary J. Frear), 189 Carey Ave., 


Nezv Address: Milton Loeb, 11501 
Petosky, Detroit 4, Mich. 


Roger H. Williams A. M. '05, D. D., 
Eastern University. '33, pastor of the 
First Baptist Church of Greensburg, 
concluded a twenty-one-vear pastorate 
a short time ago. During the past 
thirteen years h i s Sunday morning 
preaching service has been broadcast 
over the local radio station, and his 
messages have been heard in five states. 
At the present time Dr. Williams is 
servin.g as a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Pennsylvania Baptist 
Convention and as chairman of the 
State Mission Committee. Mrs. \\'il- 
lianis is the former Nelle E. Hower 

r98. They have two daughters and 
one son. 

Reunion Year 
A'cif .Iddress: Florence I. Reimen- 
snyder, 124 Alahoning St.. Milton. 


iV("c' Address: Rev. and Mrs. Fred 
H. Fahringer, Sr. (Edna Sayenga x'17), 
4(il8 I'owler Court Apt. 35, Everett, 


A'ccc .-Iddress: Mrs. Alfred Hermann 
(Julia Karmilowicz D.S., El. '17), 99 
N. Atherton Ave., Kingston. 


Neti' Address: Julius F. Seebach, Jr., 
Hotel Wellington, 7th Ave. and 55th 
St., New York 19, N. Y. 


Nezv Address: Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
L, Steiner, Jr. (Ruth Peck '24). 5159 
Edgeware Rd.. San Diego 4. Calif. 


A'Vrt' Addresses: Idris W. Jones, 1352 
Locust Rd.. N. W.. \Vashington 12. D. 
C: Russell H. Swisher x'31, 930 Wal- 
bridge Bldg., Buffalo. N. Y. 


Mr. and Mrs. James McKelvey, Jr. 
(Jane P. Randle '45) are now located 
at 5(j8 Philadelphia Ave.. Chambers- 
burg. The former is administrator of 
the Chambersburg Hospital. 

Nezi' Address: Arthur L. Randall, 97 
Lake Ave., Montrose. 

Reunion Year 

Nezv .Iddresses: }ilrs. Isabella Robin- 
son (Isabella Alrich), 4906 Tenth St., 
Tampa 3, Fla.; William C. Rowett x'34, 
145 S. Church St.. Hazleton. 


The Columbia LTniversity Press re- 
cently published the doctoral dissertion 
of Edward G. Hartmann, M.A. '38; 
Ph.D., '47. B.S.L.S.. '48, Columbia. 
The book, entitled The Movement to 
Anierieanise tite Immigrant, is a very 
creditable piece of work. Dr. Hart- 
mann is now director of libraries and 
assistant professor of history in Suft'olk 
University, Boston, Mass. 

New Address: Robert Gundaker, c/o 
Sunbeam Corp.. 5600 Roosevelt Rd., 
Chicago, 111. (Please Forward). 

New Address: 
,-\melia. O. 

Ralph Ford, Rl. 1, 


Margaret L. (Peggy) Davis has just 
returned f r o m Stuttgart, Germany, 
where she has been employed by the 
U. S. Military Government for more 
than two and one-half years, most re- 
centh' in Civilian Personnel. During 
the Second World War she spent 
eighteen months in the Army Intelli- 
.gence Service in Sweden. 

JuiNi. 1949 


Mr, and Mrs. Edward A. (Ted) 
Kandle and their two-year-old son, 
Robert Edward, are residing at loSU 
\\'oodhaven Dr., Decatur, Ga. Mr. 
Kandle is assistant to the advertising 
manager of the Georgia Power Co., 
with headquarters in Atlanta. 

Carter L. Larsen, who holds the 
M. B. A. degree from the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
tration, is living at 800 Powell St., San 
Francisco 8, Calif. 

Nezv Addresses: Eugene P. Beitler 
x'40, 69 Oakland Ave., Lynbrook. L. I., 
N. Y.: Mrs. James D. McPherson 
(Margaret E. Davis), 325 Harrison 
-Ave., (ilendside: Robert M. Gear- 
hart, 533 .Ash St., lohnstown; Mrs. 
Wilham McRae (Dorothy W. Oaks), 
106 Faculty Court, Lcwisbur.y; Mrs. 
Robert B. " Bruns (Gladys Stillman), 
1080 Lincoln Park Dr., Decatur, 111. 


A'fii' Addresses: A'lrs. Paul C. Bent 
(Margaret R. Maupin), U. S. G. S., 
P. O. Bo.x 1338, University Station, 
Charlottesville, Va.; Mrs. William F. 
Masler, Jr. (Lucille Rasmussen). 155 
Highland Ave., .Stratford, Conn. 


A'fzc Addresses: William D. Davis, 
177 Second Ave., Kingston: Mrs. J. G. 
McGeov (Marian L. Moore), 315 .Ave. 
C, Ne\v A'ork 9, X. Y.: Nicholas A. 
Roash (larocci), 30 Colonial .Ave., Pit- 
man, N. J. 


Mrs. \\'illiam G. Schalin (Dorothy 
Watkinson) is a sixth-grade teacher in 
Chester. She may be addressed at 631 
S. Chester Rd., Swarthmore. 

Thomas B. Getzler is a design engi- 
neer in Los -Angeles. His home address 
is 6306 Riverside .Ave., Bell, Calif. 

New Addresses: Mr. and Airs. Wil- 
Uam K. Campbell x'49 (Alice M. 
Schoonmaker), 10 Hillside Ave., Engle- 
Wdod, N. J.; Mrs. Robert T. Harbaugh 
(Jean M. Francis x'47), 1536 Great 
Highway, .Apt. 35, San Francisco 22. 
Calif.: Air. and Mrs. W. Nelson Roberts 
(Jeane M. Morgenthal). 428 Old Mill 
Rd., Fairfield, Conn. 


Francis R. Carroll began his studies 
at the St. John's University School of 
Law in Brooklyn on February 1, 1949. 
He may be addressed at 223 Berkely 
Place, Brookh-n, N. Y. 

John B. Clark is a production de- 
velopment engineer in the Naval 
Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Md. 
His address is 6433 Fairfa.x Rd., Chevy- 
Chase, Md. 

Carol Griffin, Audrey Krauss and 
Patricia Roos are residing at 1525 W. 
Westmoreland St., Philadelphia 40. 

Arthur G. Rowe, Jr. is a mechanical 
engineer with E. I. duPont deNemours 
and Co. H i s address is Box 607, 
Orange, Texas. 

John M. Wilbur, Jr., is studying for 
the ministrj' at -A-ndover Newton Theo- 
logical Seminary, Newton Centre, 
Mass. He recently married Jane An- 
derson of South Carolina. 

Ruth F. Williamson reports: "Am 
teaching English in Mt. Holly (N. J.) 
Senior when I'm not coaching 

the cheerleaders and the Sophomore 
Dramatic Club. Mail reaches nie at 
7 Thorndyke -Ave., Mt. Holly, N. J." 

Ellen Zahn Mahler, a laboratory 
technician in the New A^ork State De- 
partment of Health, was married Jan- 
uary 29, 1949. Her husband is attend- 
ing Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 
She writes, "We are living in a trailer 
parked on a lot 'way out in the country, 
and we're going to put in lawns and 
garden. Trailer life is really grand!" 
Thev may be addressed at McKown 
Rd.,' McKownville. N. Y. 

New Addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Imly 
S. Abbott, Jr. (Helen M. Stanley x'43), 
439 Beaver St., Sewickle\-: Gordon J. 
Brown, 2I2o S. E. Oak 'St.. Portland 
15, Ore.: Roger W, Brownlow, 206 W. 
Grant -Ave., Wilmington -Manor, New 
Castle, Del.: Maurice Golub, 700 Fort 
Washington .Ave., New A'ork, N. Y.: 
Daniel D. Kramer, 200 N. Harding 
.A\e., Margate City, N. J.: Carlos M. 
Tang, 400 Riverside Dr., -Apt. 5.A, New 
Y o r k, N. A". Robert C. Ziegler, 52 
Washington St., Nazareth. 

Future '^ucknellians 


.A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Samuel Koons March 9, 1949, has been 
named for the mother, who was Helen 
Elizabeth Morton. The family resides 
at 429 Gregory -Ave., W'eehawken, N. J. 


Mr, and Mrs. Ned H. Aleinhard . 
(Esther L. O'Blenis) are the parents 
of a son, Robert Harvey, born June 30, 
1948. The Meinhards are living at 218 
N. New St., Staunton, \"a. 


Their third son, James Michael, was 
born to Mr. and -Mrs. Milton K. Ander- 
sen ( Kathryn Grove) on January 8, 
1948. The other boys are Karl Grove 
and John Milton. The familv resides 
at 318 Second St., N., Te.xas City, 


.\Ir. and Mrs. Frank Falcone x'38 
(Elizabeth MacNamara) announce the 
arrival of their third child, Dianne, on 
January 3, 1949. The Falcones are liv- 
ing at 720 W. Hughitt St., Iron Moun- 
tain, Mich. 


.A dau.ghter. Donna Jane, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Harvard Griffith on 
-April 4, 1949. The Griffiths' address is 
305 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg. 


Mr. and Airs. Charles E. Murphy 
(Ottilie J. Fredericks) of 5 Aliddlemay 
Circle, Forest Hills, L. I., N, Y., an- 
nounce the birth of their second son, 
-April 30, 1949. He has been named 
Frederick Tj'rone. 


Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Crane (Jean 
Cober), now living at 105 Harvard St., 
Newtonville, Mass., are the parents of 
a daughter, Laurie, born November 21, 
1948. ^ 

.A son, William Clinton, was born to 
Air. and Airs. William R, Rave (Mir- 

riam Evans '48) on March 24, 1949. 
Their address is 625 E. 14th St., .Apt. 
AIC, New York 9, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy F. Schellhardt 
announce the arrival of Donald Joseph 
on January 31, 1949. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sarjeant (Joan 
Waterman x'46) send word that 
Dwight, age two, has a sister. Dana 
Mary, born in December, 1948. They 
are living at Wigwam Circle, Hanover, 
N. H. 


Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Magagna 
announce the birth of Robert Paul on 
October 29, 1948. The Alagagnas are 
located at 9959 Hemingwav, Detroit, 

.A son, Michael Robert, was born to 
Mr, and Mrs, Michael M. Wargo 
(Marguerite Bush) on December 11, 
1948. Their address is 27 W^ 29th St., 
Erie 8. 


Their second daughter, Judith Gail, 
sister of Susan Jane, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert K. Austin on Febru- 
ary 5, 1949. The Austins' address is 
R. F. D. 2, Langhorne Manor. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hartman are 
the parents of a daughter, Barbara 
.Ann, born in February, 1949. Mr. Hart- 
man is studying medicine at Temple 
LTniversity Hospital. 

^own the oAisle 


William J. Hilton x'38 was married 
on February- 20, 1949, to Barbara Fac- 
tor, daughter of Max Factor. The 
groom is vice-president of the Brown- 
ing King Clothing Co. and may be ad- 
dressed at 241 Broadwav, New A'ork, 
N. Y. 


Ruth Trinkaus has been Airs. J. 
Richard Weemhoff since June 12, 1948. 
Her address is 386 E. Rid'gewood .Ave., 
Ridgewood, N. J. 


Margaret G u e r n e e became Mrs. 
Donald Baer on -April 9, 1949. The 
bride is employed by the New Jerse\' 
Bell Telephone Co., and the groom is 
with the -Alumni Relations Department 
of Rutgers Lhiiversity. They are re- 
siding in University Heights, New 
Brunswick, N. J. 


William T. Cooper took Pauline 
Simsarian '47 as his bride on .August 
21, 1948. The Coopers may be ad- 
dressed at 128 Shippen St., Weehawk- 
en, N. J. 

Audrey M. Husk and Albert M. 
Ziegler were united in marriage on 
February 26, 1949, The groom is a 
student in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania Law School. The Zieglers are 
residing at 4217 Pine St., Philadelphia. 


Max H. Muller and Gladys Sauer '48 

were married in June, 1948. Air. Muller 
is junior executive with the Nevins- 
Church Press. They are living at 35 
Cambridge Rd., \''erona, N. J. 


June 1949 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29 President 921 Jones Law Bldg.. Pittsburgli 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, First F ice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25. Second Vice President 501 Bloom St., Danville 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1949 

W. C. LOWTHER '14, 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1949 

ARTHUR R. YON '17, The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City, N. J. Term 
expires 1950 

S. DALE SPOTTS '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7. Term expires 1950 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, 501 Bloom St., Danville. Term expires 1950 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires I95I 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, 921 Jones Law Bldg., Pittsburgh. Term expires 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

Good-bye, Spencers 

President and Mrs. Herbert L. Spencer 

Dear Friends : 

Speaking for the entire Alumni body, I am writing to 
wish you boii voyage as you embark on a new career. It 
was unfortunate for us that your stay was so short, but 
your contribution in those f.our years was invaluable. 
Alumni from all sides are asking, "Why are they leaving 
after such a short stay and such fine service?" My only 
reply is that you have been constantly pursued by business 
and educational institutions with such attractive offers 
that the strongest must finally succumb. We believe your 
opportunities for service with the Kress Foundation are 

Our loss ; their gain. 

Sincerely yours, 

Frank G. Davis, 
Aliiuiui Sccrctarv- 

/4 ^ette/i to^ ScnconA 

Dear Senior : 

On June 5 you become a different person. Of course, 
you will wear the same type of clothes, smoke the same 
brand of cigarettes (if any), and have the same moral 
standards, as well as similar academic and social abilities. 
But you are taking all these with you into a new world. 

In college you have been learning hoiv' to do something. 
After Commencement you will be asked to do it. Today 
you are active in college citizenship. Tomorrow you will 
become a citizen of a non-college community. Now you 
are involved in student government, class activities, frater- 
nities, religious and preprofessional groups. Then you will 
become a member of a business or professional group, a 
service club and a church organization. You will become 
a member of a political party and should be vitally con- 
cerned about what goes on in local, state, national and in- 
ternational government. 

But experience indicates that people as a rule postpone 
these larger citizenship activities too long. The ages twen- 
ty-one to thirty are periods during which college graduates 
are getting their "feet set in the sand," as a golfer would 
say. They are starting their families and getting set in 
their vocations. They are so concerned with these things 
that they neglect to vote and carry on a number of other 
important activities. 

One can easily understand this situation but hardly 
justify it. Our college graduates are the cream of the 
American crop of men and women. Those years between 
twenty and thirty, when their physical powers are at their 
peak, are years which may mean much to society and much 
to the individual. How about reversing the trend and get- 
ting active in citizenship affairs ? This is the time, too, 
when you should be making a great contribution to your 
Alumni Association. The trend is in that direction. More 
and more young men and women are taking leadership in 
their local associations. Why not get busy in your local 
club and be ready for leadership when older members re- 
linquish it ? Only thus can our Association have the vi- 
tality essential to constant growth and improved service. 

J\Iy sincere wishes for a happy and successful career. 

Frank G. Davis '11 
Alumni Secretary. 

Read Bucknell History. It is natural fur men and wo- 
men of any class to believe their period at Bucknell was 
best. After reading Markle's story, "Those Were the 
Days", a member of the Class of 1899 wrote that he was a 
member o£ Bucknell's first glee club. Lew Theiss' letter 
in this issue, stating that a glee club was pictured ten years 
earlier, would seem to negate that statement. Who else 
knows of a glee club earlier than 1889? Of course, we'll 
check on your statements, but you may help us to arrive at 
the truth. 

The Alumni Fund Year Closes 
May 31 

May 31 will he a red-letter day for Bucknell's .\lumni 
Fund. Started last December, it will officially close the 
1948-49 Fund year on May 31. All contrilnitions arriving 
after that date will be credited to the 1949-50 Fund. 

It is important that the first year's report be a good one. 
Therefore, if you had forgotten, send that contrilnition to- 


There you will receive two big pieces of news : name of 
the new Alumni Trustee and the Alumni Fund report. 
These will be announced at Commencement but will not l)e 
published until September. 

Fund Committee Meeting 

Calling all members of the .Alumni Fund Committee ! 

Come to a committee meeting in the Alumni Office Fri- 
day evening, June 3, at 10 o'clock. The Fund Director 
will give his first annual report. 

In case you have forgotten who you are, here are your 
names: Kenneth W. Slifer '26, chairman: Barr Cannon 
'39, Clarence W. Cranford '29, Joseph D. Dent '20, Ralph 
B. Derr '17, Emma E. Dillon '15, William C. Emmitt '30, 
Harry F. Hartzell .x'08, Coit R. Hoechst '07, Emily Devine 
Kelly '21, Louise Matthews Miers "26, Henry B. Puff' '46, 
Allan G. Ritter '09, James A. Tyson '11, Sue E. We<l<lell 
'12, John F. Worth 'i? and A. R. E. Wyant '92. 

June 1949 


Research Encouraged 

News of the steps being taken to encourage research 
and scholarly production at Bucknell will be welcomed by 
Alumni who believe that a live faculty must be a curious 
faculty ; and this goes for students as well. The Research 
Council emphasizes that it aims to encourage research and 
writing and properly does not mention starting such work. 

Bucknellians who read the Alumnus do not need to be 
told that a good deal of such work has already been done 
and continues to be done by members of our faculty. Of 
pleasant memory is the fact that Nimkofif's Sociology and 
Richardson's Statistics were chosen by the U. S. Armed 
Forces Institute as the sole texts in those fields for an 
Army of over 11,000,000 men. 

The column on "Faculty Activities," published occa- 
sionally in this magazine, tells of research and writing by a 
considerable number of Bucknell teachers. The editor of 
the Alumnus is aware that a number of our creative fac- 
ulty members seem too modest to submit lists of their pro- 
ductions. Would that they might swallow their modesty. 

Professor Cooper and his committee are to be congrat- 
ulated on the encouragement they are giving to those col- 
leagues who believe that a creative faculty is likely to be a 
more effective faculty. There is no better time than now, 
when Bucknell is a victim of serious growing pains, to fur- 
nish leadership to a lot of fine young faculty members who 
are "rarin' to go." 


Heat Plant Open House 

A thousand persons visited the new heating plant on 
Saturday, May 7. Open house will be held there again 
Saturday, June 4, from 9 :00 to 6 :00 o'clock. Alumni may 
want to see a heating ]jlant that is strictly up to the minute. 

Fulbright Scholarships and 
Faculty Exchange 

Fulbright Scholarships are now available in the follow- 
ing countries : .-\ustralia, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, 
Burma, China, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, 
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, 
Turkey, and the United Kingdom. All these awards are 
on a competitive basis, but are extremely generous in Iheir 
financial provisions. 

Bucknell students and young .'Mumni should be taking 
advantage of these opportunities. Thousands of students 
will be enabled to go abroad in the next few years and 
many faculty people will be enabled to carry on special re- 
search projects and studies which they may have anticipat- 
ed for years. One hundred and forty million dollars has 
been earmarked f.or this program during the next twenty 

Write to Forrest D. Brown, Christian Association 
Secretary at Bucknell. 


Adult Education Committee 

Recognizing the importance of adult education in 
American life today, President Spencer recently appointed 
a Committee on Adult Education. Its job is to explore the 
needs and facilities for adult education in the Lewisburg 
area, and propose a program if this seems desirable. 

Members of the committee are : Frank G. Davis, pro- 
fessor of education, chairman ; Trennie E. Eisley, director 
of public relations : Robert M. Ewing, assistant professor 
of, English : James A. Gathings, professor of political sci- 
ence ; Gordon Poteat, lecturer in religion ; Walter H. Sau- 
vain, director of extension ; and C. Willard Smith, director 
of the English Language Institute. 

Sincere thanks to the Art Club and the Art Department 
for illustrations in this issue. 

Honorary Organizations 

There are twenty-five national honorary fraternities on 
the Plill and student branches of five national professional 
engineering societies. Three of the honorary fraternities 
are for scholarship : Alpha Lambda Delta ( freshman 
women). Phi Eta Sigma (freshman men), and Phi Beta 
Kappa. Two, Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa, 
are national leadership societies for women and men re- 
spectively. All the others are departmental branches of 
national organizations. Listed in chronological order of 
establishment at Bucknell, they are : Mu Phi Epsilon, 
music sorority; Pi Delta Epsilon, journalism fraternity; 
Pi Mu Epsilon, mathematics f.raternity ; Phi Mu Alpha 
Sinfonia, music fraternity ; Sigma Tau Delta, English fra- 
ternity ; Kappa Phi Kappa, education fraternity for men ; 
Kappa Delta Epsilon, education sorority for women ; Delta 
Mu Delta, economics fraternity ; Alpha Chi Sigma, pro- 
fessional chemistry fraternity ; Delta Phi Alpha, German 
fraternity ; Phi Alpha Theta, history fraternity ; Sigma 
Delta Pi, Spanish fraternity ; Alpha Kappa Delta, soci- 
ology society ; Tau Beta Pi, engineering society ; and Sig- 
ma Pi Sigma, physics fraternity. 

Several other groups on the campus have active clubs 
whose purpose is to stimulate interest in their respective 
fields, such as the International Relations Club, tlie Art 
Club, the Philosophy Club and the Sociology Club. 



Bucknell Alumnus 




Joseph W. Henderson '08 
Bucknell's Trustee Chairman and Acting- 
Interim President 

September 1, 1949 

Greetings to All Bucknell Alumni : 

As you are aware, a committee of the Bucknell Board of Trustees has 
been searching for several months for a successor to President Spencer, 
whose tenure at Bucknell was entirely too short and whose going we all 
deeply regret. Yet I am not at all certain that those who are familiar with 
the situation do not feel, as I do, that we are not really losing Dr. Spencer 
but are going to have his continued he!]! and his best judgment on our 
problems in the future. The Board elected him to its membership last 

Through the public press you have no doulit learned that former Gov- 
ernor Horace A. Hildreth, of Maine, has been chosen unanimously by the 
Board of Trustees as president of Bucknell. I seriously doubt that a hap- 
pier solution to our problem could have been found. Dr. Hildreth, a brief 
biography of whom appears in this issue of the Alumnus, is a man of 
parts. He is a distinguished citizen, a successful business man, an out- 
standing public servant, and a far-seeing executive, who we are confident 
will provide intelligent and devoted leadership to Bucknell in these crucial 
early years of her second century. 

But building the greater Bucknell cannot be the work of one individual, 
regardless of his eminence. It must be a co-operative project in which 
every one of our 12,000 living Alumni will play an important part. Let's 
show Dr. Hildreth that the problem of placing Bucknell at the top among 
co-educational liberal arts colleges is our concern as well as his. 


Joseph W. Henderson. 


Alumni Directory 6 

Alumni Fund Contributors 16 

Alumni President 7, 26 

Alumni Quarters Committee 7 

Articles on Alumni 

Norman Appleton 6 

Clyde P. Bailey 11 

Florence E. Dolph 8 

Bright Greiner 6 

Mildred J. Headings 4 

Byron S. Hollinshead 8 

John F. Jeffrey 5 

Finley Keech 6 

Roy E. Nicodemus 7, 26 

Leo L. Rockwell 7 

Joseph M. Wolfe 8 

A. R. E. Wyant 5 

Board of Directors 26 

Book Shelf for Alumni 7 

Bucknell Award 3 

Bucknell President 3 

Campus Activities 

English Department 4 

Mathematics Department 5 

Sports 19 

Summer School 11 

Women's Sports 23 

Class Reunions 13 

Club Activities 7,9 

Club Presidents 27 

Engineering Directory 6 

Charles R. Holton 11 

Homecoming 12 

Paul L. Troast 6 

Trustee F'lection 6 

Front Cover: Class of 1899 
Back Cover : Class of 1924 


Published in January, March, April, June, 
September, October and December by 


Entered as second class matter December 
30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Volume XXXIV No. 

September 1949 

Horace A. Hildreth 

Bucknell President 

Horace A. Hildreth, governor of Maine from 1945 
until 1949, has been elected president of Bucknell Univer- 
sit_y, it was announced at the annual summer Commence- 
ment on August 20. He plans to assume the duties of his 
new office on September 15, which will also mark the 
opening of Freshman Week at the University. Hildreth 
will become the ninth president in Bucknell's 104-year 

A graduate of Bowdoin College and of Harvard Law 
School, Hildreth practiced law in Boston and in Portland, 
Maine, from 1928 until 1945. He was first elected to 
public office in 1940, when he was named to Maine's House 
of Representatives. The following year he went to the 
Maine State Senate and in 1945 began the first of his two 
terms as governor of Maine. In recognition of his dis- 
tinguished contributions to public welfare, he was awarded 
honorary degrees by both Bowdoin and the University of 

Hildreth, who is 46 years old, is married to the foriuer 
Katherine C. Wing, a Vassar graduate, whose father, the 
late Daniel C. W'ing, was for many years president of the 
First National Bank of Boston. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth ha\'e four children : Josephine, 
19, who will be a sophomore at Vassar this fall ; Horace 
A. Jr., 17, a student at Deerfield Academy; Ann, 15, and 
Katherine, 13, who will be enrolled in Lewisburg High 

Has Notable Record 

Bucknell's new president will come to the campus with 
a notable record not only in public service but also in busi- 
ness, charitable and civic organizations in his home state. 
He has served as state chairman for the U. S. O. and in- 
fantile paralysis campaigns, director of the Children's 
Hospital, and also of the Portland Community Chest. His 
business directorates include the Union Mutual Life In- 
surance Company, Emery-- Waterhouse Company and the 
Boston Herald-Traveler Corporation. 

Mr. Hildreth is a member of the County, State and 
National Grange, the I. O. O. F., the Portland Kiwanis 
Club, the Masons and Shrine Club. 

Henderson Acting President 

When Dr. Spencer left the presidency on July 1, Jo- 
seph W. Henderson became acting president to serve until 
the new college head was chosen. Chairman of our Board 
of Trustees, former president of the American Bar Asso- 
ciation, able senior partner of a distinguished Philadelphia 
law firm, Joe brought rich experience to his new role as 
college administrator. In this position he was assisted by 
a campus advisory committee consisting of the dean of the 
college. Dr. William H. Coleman ; the treasurer, Dayton 
L. Ranck ; and the secretary of the faculty. Dr. C. H. 

Horace A. Hildreth 

Award Bucknell First Citation for 
Pioneer Work 

In June Bucknell University was awarded the first 
annual citation of the Foundation for Integrated Edu- 
cation in recognition of her special contribution to 
general education. The citation, according to ofificials 
of the New York Foundation, was made "for pioneer- 
ing and progress in the field of integrated education in 
its establishment of the Universit}' Course." 

First introduced two years ago, Bucknell's Univer- 
sity Course offers to selected Bucknell seniors an op- 
portunity to bring together all that they have learned 
in their previous college courses, thus encouraging 
them to de\-elop a working philosophy for life. 

Student and faculty panels provide the principal 
technique of study, with ample opportunity for con- 
versational interchange. Several guest lecturers of 
national reputation participate during the term. 

September 1949 

Chairman of the Department of English 
A.B.. Vermont; A.E.. Cornell; A.M., Brown University; studied at Uni- 
versities of Chicago, Wisconsin. Grenoble; Ph.D., University of Minne- 
sota; taught in high schools in Massacliusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, at 
Brown and the University of Minnesota; professor of English at Buckneil 
since 1923; enlisted in O. T. C. 1917, served as Captain in A. E. F. and 
as member of Pennsylvania National Guard. Member Modern Language 
Association. American Association University Professors. Phi Beta Kappa, 
Sigma Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha. Republican; Baptist. Co-author 
of Advanced Composition, Developing Ideas for Essaijs and Speeches. 
Western World Literature. Editor: Le Merure de Seinte Eglise. Trans- 
lator: Lc Roman de La Rose. Contributor to various journals. Dr. 
Robbins' extensive travels cover most of the globe. He is listed in Who's 
Who in America. 

English at Buckneil 

Aside from the fact of its ottering an unusually large 
variety of courses for a college of its size, there are at 
Buckneil three notable features of the work of the Depart- 
ment of English. The first two — the World Literature 
course and the cumulative tests — lead naturally to the 
third, the English honors serninar. 

The W'orld Literature course is required as a general 
introduction to literature in the English Department. On 
the basis of placement tests, those freshman students found 
capable of pursuing the World Literature course during 
the freshman year are allowed to substitute it for the 
course in composition. Others fulfill the requirements of 
World Literature in later years. 

Professor C. Willard Smith is director of the work in 
World Literature. The course is a co-operative one, pro- 
fessors from the other language departments giving lec- 
tures in their special fields. The whole range of western 
literature from Homer to the present is covered sufficiently 
to provide background for later advanced courses. Be- 
cause of the favorable reaction of the faculty to the course, 
it is the only required English course (except freshman 
composition for those needing it) now required of all stu- 
dents except engineers. Four years ago an Advanced 
World Literature course was introduced for students wish- 
ing to do more intensive study similar to that in the Great 
Books courses at other colleges. 

For about twenty years the system of cumulative tests 
in English has been in operation. Such tests encourage a 
student to remember work of previous semesters instead 
of assuming that when the final examination is passed he 
is "through with the course." They serve another pur- 
pose. Especially in advanced classes the cumulative test 
becomes a sort of comprehensive examination as proof of 
general mastery of the subject. 

Bucknell's honors course in English was established in 
1927. The idea was to free students majoring in English 
from almost all requirements of class attendance during 
their final semester, that they might devote themselves to 
reading as many as possible of the books suggested in a 
truly formidable list covering the entire history of English 
and American literature. Students may start the honors 
program at the beginning of any semester of their junior 
or senior years. Each semester's course carries fifteen 
hours of credit. 

When "the honors seminar was established, it was or- 
ganized on a basis that was unusual in American colleges. 
The student devotes most of his time to reading. There 
are no lectures or recitations in the usually accepted sense 
of the terms. There is only one meeting (three hours 
long) each week. Two professors are present at each 
class meeting to lead in the discussion of the week's books. 
Each student reports orally on his reactions to his reading, 
and every two weeks organizes his ideas about some 
author's writings into a paper. 

The seminar, which has many features of a graduate 
course, was established primarily for seniors who wished 
to obtain honors in English, but from the first graduate 
students were admitted ; emphasis is on individual work. 
Mere factual knowledge is not accepted by the teachers ; 
opinions based on facts must also be given. Altogether 
the work of the course is a satisfactory contribution to the 
"mastery of the field," which is considered to be the basis 
for the awarding of the A.M. degree. The course is in 
charge of Associate Professor Mildred A. Martin, who is 
also director of graduate work in English. 

If a visitor were to come upon a group of ten or a 
dozen students and professors drinking tea or coiTee and 
eating cookies in the lounge of the Vaughan Literature 
Building some afternoon about four o'clock, he might not 
at first realize that he was attending a meeting of one of 
Bucknell's most interesting groups. But if he listened to 
the conversation he would soon realize the fact, for the 
previous discussion is hardly interrupted by the serving of 
refreshments during the intermission. The course is de- 
veloping individual thinkers who are keenly interested in 
the ideas their reading has uncovered. 

Dr. Headings Writes Book 

Dr. Mildred J. Headings '29, associate professor of 
history at Hood College, is the author of a book pub- 
lished June 7 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. 
The work, entitled French Frcciuasoury Under the Third 
Republic, is included in the series of the Johns Hopkins 
Studies in Historical and Political Science. 

A graduate of Buckneil and Cornell Universities, Dr. 
Headings joined the Hood faculty in 1942 after further 
study at Columbia University and at the Sorbonne and 
Alliance Francaise in Paris, the School of International 
Studies in Geneva, and the University and the Austro- 
American Institute in Vienna. 

Dr. Headings has been granted leave of absence from 
Hood College to continue her research in the field of 
French history during the coming year. 

Date With Alma Mater October 22 
Homecomine ! 

September 1949 


Chairman of the Department of Mathematics 
B.S.. University of Kentucky; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of Michigan. Listed in Americaii Men of Scieiice and Who's Who in 
America. Specialist in statistical and financial mathematics. Author of 
The Statistics of Sampling; Statistical Anahjsis; Commercial Algebra; 
Financial Mathematics; Calculus of Finite Differences (unpublished). 
Assistant in mathematics. University of Illinois: fellow and visiting insti^uc- 
tor, University of Michigan ; professor of matliematics, Georgetown Col- 
lege; visiting professor of mathematics, University of Louisville: professor 
of mathematics at Bucknell since 1928. Member of the Matliematical 
Association of America, tlie Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Phi Beta 
Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa. 

Mathematics at Bucknell 

During the last fifty years a changing philosophy 
from discipline to culture and utility has brought about 
fundamental changes in the purposes and the objec- 
tives of mathematics as a subject for study. The ob- 
jectives that at present determine our offerings may 
be summarized as follows: (1) to give facility in the 
use of mathematics in dealing with problems of the 
modern world of science ; (2) to give ability in analyz- 
ing data and in deducing from them safe and proper 
conclusions ; (3) to give an understanding of the use of 
mathematics in our economic and commercial life; (4) 
to give an appreciation of mathematics as a mode of 
thought, as an ideal of perfection in form and expres- 
sion ; (5) to develop those splendid ethical qualities of 
perseverance, thoroughness, self-reliance, patience, and 
precision in thought and expression. 

These objectives have not only been influenced by 
a changing philosophy but by the new demands of our 
times. The changing social order, the changing eco- 
nomic life, the changing methods of the natural sci- 
ences — biological and physical — have all had a tre- 
mendous influence in the modification of the content 
and method in our courses. Fifty years ago the appli- 
cations of mathematics were primarily to the physical 
sciences and engineering. At that time the fields of 
education, economics, sociology, psychology, and bi- 
ology were mainly qualitative in method. Today, it 
seems that "the entire universe has been taken down 
and reassembled in a new and unfamiliar form." Not 
only the physical but the social and the biological sci- 
ences have almost overnight become quantitative in 

method. Much of them is now written in the language 
of mathematics, even in the dialect of the calculus. 

Even though we give due emphasis to mathematics 
as a tool for the study of science, we do not forget that 
ultimately mathematics is a mode of thought, a method, 
a work of art detached from any thought of application. 
It is a logical structure containing within itself a body 
of information that in the abstract may not in any way 
be concerned with everyday experience. It is a cul- 
tural field that gives pleasure to those who would seek 
to understand its elegance and its beauty, a pleasure 
that is akin to the feeling of the painter who paints, of 
the poet who sings, of the strong man who rejoices to 
run a race. 

At Bucknell, we accept it as our responsibility as 
well as our opportunity to cultivate the field for the 
sake of its own beauty and its own truth, and yet 
render service to those areas of learning that are so 
dependent upon our contributions. 


Another Bucknellian Enters 
Adult Education 

John F. Jeft'rey "16 
became director of 
adult education in the 
city of Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1948. Ten 
years previously he 
had been made direc- 
tor of vocational edu- 
cation, to which he 
had been promoted 
from the principalship 
of Erie Technical 
High School. 

Following gradua- 
tion from Bucknell he 
taught mathematics 
and mechanical draw- 
ing at East High 
School in Erie, which 
is his native city. He 
is author of a book. 
Machine Shop Proj- 
ects, which is published by the Manual Arts Press, and has 
published many professional articles. He holds degrees of 
M.A. and M.E. 

The Jeffreys live at 919 West 32nd Street, Erie. 

Another Bucknellian speaks to the Nation. Andy 
(Dr. A.R.E.) Wyant '92 was interviewed over station 
WGN, Chicago, April 23, at 10:30 A. M. At 2:30 to 
3 :00 the same day he was heard on the same station in 
the "Mutual Sports Parade." Andy is famous for hav- 
ing played ninety-eight games of intercollegiate foot- 
ball during his seven years at Bucknell and Chicago 
without giving way to a substitute for any reason. 
When, or if, Bucknell turns up another Andy, keep 
your eyes on the new scoreboard ! 

September 1949 

New Engineering Directory 

Professor John B. Miller '26 is supervising the 
gathering of data to be used in the preparation of an- 
other edition of the Engineering Directory, and hopes 
to have it published by the end of September. Since 
1905, when the first engineering degrees were granted, 
an even 1,500 of them have been awarded. The last 
previous Engineering Directory came out in 1938. 
Since then Bucknell has granted 555 degrees in this 

The new directory is to list graduates in three ways : 
first, alphabetically : second, by classes, giving address, 
occupation, whether or not they are registered profes- 
sional engineers and whether or not they are members 
of professional societies ; third, geographically. 

Trustee Election 

Five members of the Bucknell Board of Trustees were 
re-elected at the June meeting. They are : Edward M. 
Greene x'95 of Huntingdon, H. Boardman Hopper and 
Daniel A. Poling Hon. '46 of Philadelphia, Han-ey F. 
Smith '94 of Harrisburg, and Earl M. Richards '13 of 
Cleveland. Four members of the Board retired : John 
M. Hopwood of Pittsburgh and Alfred C. Howell of New 
York because of ill health, Edwin C. Aubrey '19 of Phila- 
delphia because he is leaving the position of president of 
Crozer Theological Seminary, and Andrew R. Alathieson 
'20 of Pittsburgh, who completed his five-year term as 
Alumni Trustee. Dr. Herbert L. Spencer was elected to 

the Board. 


(JLD Fkiexus Meet 

In late May Finley Keech '22 stopped in Santa Fe, New Mex- 
ico, on his way to the San Francisco meeting of the Northern 
Baptist Convention 

Here for the first time after twenty-seven years, he met two 
former classmates, Norman Appleton '22, artist and scientist, and 
Bright Greiner, also of '22, assistant secretary of New Mexico 
Teachers' Association. Bright this September becomes the prin- 
cipal of the Taos, New Mexico, High School. With them in the 
above picture is "Indian Joe," one of Santa Fe's interesting citizens. 

Paul L. Troast 

Paul L Troast Becomes Bucknell 

An important addition to the Bucknell Board of Trus- 
tees at its June meeting was Paul L. Troast, president of 
the JMahony-Troast Construction Company of Passaic and 
Philadelphia. Mr. Troast has an unusual record as a 
builder. On the United States Naval Supply Base and 
Drydock Facilities at Bayonne, New Jersey, during the 
war, he received one of the first Army-Navy "E"s award- 
ed in building. On the construction of the Wright Aero- 
nautical Corporation at Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, he was 
again awarded the Army-Navy "E," as also at numerous 
other plants. At the present time one of his projects is 
the construction of the Sigma Chi Building on the Buck- 
nell campus. 

Mr. Troast is a director in the Passaic National Bank 
and Trust Company, the New Jersey Manufacturers Cas- 
ualty Insurance Company, the New Jersey Manufacturers 
Fire Insurance Company and the New Jersey Alanufac- 
turers Flospitals, Inc., and is a trustee of the New Jersey 
^Manufacturers Association. He has been chairman of the 
Passaic Chapter of the American Red Cross since 1947, 
and was fund chairman of the American Red Cross in 
1944-45-46. Fie is a director of the American Cancer So- 
ciety, the Neighborhood Communitv Chest .\ssociation and 
governor of the Passaic General Hospital. He is chair- 
man of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, former trea- 
surer of the city of Passaic, former treasurer of the Pas- 
saic Valley Water Commission, and was a delegate to the 
Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1948. 
He is also a inember of Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi fra-' 
ternity, as is his son, Arthur Lincoln, who is a senior at 
Bucknell. Mr. Troast is married to Eleanor Mahony, of 
Yonkers, New York. They have four children, and live at 
324 Dwas Line Road, Rosemawr, Clifton, New Jersey. 

Ahtumi! You were promised a directory of all living 
Alumni January 1, 1950. The date is being moved up to 
December 1, 1949. This will help you to find Christmas- 
card addresses. 

September 1949 

Book Shelf for Alumni 

Francis Biddle 


The World's Best Hope 

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1949. 

This book is a stimulating and interesting analysis of contemporary 
American scvarnment in practice and in the^^ry. The former attorney 
general pictures the blessings of American derrocracy a> well as the 
responsibilities and shortcomings of the most powerful government now 
In the world. 

The American Presidency in Action , James Hart 

New York: The MacMillan Company. 19=!9. 

The author gives a very clear and pertinent analysis of the major powers 
of the president. The book is well dccumented. The historical back- 
ground, especially the theories debated in the constitutional convention. 
is admirably portrayed. 

The Pollsters: Public Opinion, Politics, and Democratic Leadership — 

Lindsay Rogers 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1949. 

A bitter and critical indictment of the pollsters, and especially Dr. Gallup. 
is presented in this book, which was written before the 1948 election, but 
material after the election is included. 

Some Books I Have Liked 

Leo L. Rockwell 

Although I hardly have time to read any more, I re- 
spond to the Editor's request by listing a few I read this 
year which really appealed to me. (Old students of mine 
may be scandalized at my low-brow taste in fiction. I was 
fascinated by The Naked and the Dead but it isn't worth 

E. Cassirer: Language and Myth. Harper 1946. 

If you're interested in how we got that way linguistically, you 
might like this. 

Irving Lee: The Language of Wisdom and Folly. Harper 1949. 

Lee is one of the less crazy of the semanticists. 
Harold Dunkcl: General Education in the Humanities. 

American Council on Education. 

Pretty good stuff for educationists. 
Ruth Benedict: Patterns of Culture. Mentor. 

Although recently lambasted by L. Lewissohn in a typical out- 
burst of the literary mind, there's good stuff here for non-anthro- 

Ruth Tuck: Not With the Fist. Harcourt 1946. 

How would you like to be a U. S. citizen of Mexican descent? 
Luis Alberto SancJies: Un Sudainericano en Norteamerica. 

Ercilla Stgo, Chile. 

Brush up your Spanish and see yourself as a friendly Peruvian 
sees you. 

Arturo Aldnnate Phillips: Estados Unidos. 

Nascimento, Stgo, Chile. 

Another friendly critic, a Chilean, looks at USA. 
Bruce Marshall: Vespers in Vienna. Houghton 1947. 

I've read it three times ; it was worth it. 
The Stephen Vincent Benet Pocket Book. Pocket Books. 

Meet the Devil, Dan'l Webster, and other notable Americans. 

Hervey Allen,: The Forest and the Fort; Bedford Village; To- 
ward the Morning. Farrar 1944. ff. 
One of our better historical novelists pictures Pennsylvania 
frontier life of the eighteenth century. 

L. Tolsloi: ll'ar and Peace. Simon & Schuster 1942. 

This is a book which mu;t be reread. I enjoyed the rereading 
in this well-edited edition. 

I reckon that list ought to hold you for a while. 

Alumni Elect New President 

Dr. Roy E. Nicodemus x'25 is the new president of 
our General Alumni Association. He is listed in Who's 
Who in America's Young Men, in Who's Who inPennsyl- 
z'ania. Who's Who in the East and International Bine 
Book. He got his M.D. at Jefterson and has been the able 
director of obstetrics at Geisinger Memorial Hospital since 
1930. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sur- 
geons, the author of numerous articles on obstetrics, a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha, the Bison Club, and of 
various state and national professional organizations. 

He has served as president of the .Alumni Club in Dan- 
ville and as president of Bucknell's Fathers' Association. 
In 1948, before an audience of some 1,500 students and 
parents. Dr. Nicodemus was awarded a plaque presented 
by Bucknell's Booster Club. He is the proud father of 
four — Shirley, Audrey, and the twins, Ann and Robert. 

The Alumni Association is fortunate in again having 
at the helm a young man of ability and force, who con- 
tinues to give time and thought to the College that sits on 
the Hill. 

Your Club Program 

Have you planned your club program for this year? 
If not, now is the time. Every club president and his 
executive committee should have a complete plan of activi- 
ties for the year. .\ number of clubs regularly plan for a 
year or more in the future. Write your plans to the 
.\lumni Office. 

Alumni Quarters 
Committee Appointed 

Dr. Emma E. Dillon '15, former president of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association, is chairman of a committee to 
study the problem of more adequate quarters for the 
General Alumni Association and returning Aluirini. Oth- 
er members of the committee are : Thelma Showalter '29, 
Dr. A. N. Garner '99, Dr. Merrill B. DeWire '21, Bruce E. 
Butt '16. 

Leo L. Rockwell '07 in His Libr.\rv 

September 1949 

Byron S. Hollinshead 

Hollinshead Writes of 
Private College Values 

That the contributions of the privately-endowed col- 
leges are so important that their place in America's educa- 
tional program must be assured is the gist of an article in 
the June Millikin University Alumni Bulletin by J. Wal- 
ter Malone. 

The article, "The Philosophy of the Church College," 
quotes Dr. Byron S. Hollinshead, Bucknell M.A. 1930, in 
a comparison of the costs of contributions by private and 
state institutions. Says Hollinshead, "The state appropri- 
ations to three or four large state universities added to- 
gether are equivalent to the total endowment income of the 
800 privately-controlled colleges and universities. The 
three or four large state universities are educating 100,000 
to 125,000 students, yet the privately-controlled institu- 
tions which receive the $70,000,000 from endowment edu- 
cate well over 1,000,000 students without any expense 
whatever to the taxpayer. In short, the non-state-support- 
ed colleges educate over ten times as many students with 
the same amount of endowment support as the three or 
four large universities get from their state legislatures." 

With regard to freedom in private and state institu- 
tions, Hollinshead tells of a newspaper's trying to get pro- 
fessional opinion of the O. P. A. The paper received a 
long statement from a professor at Coe College, privately 
endowed, but seven or eight professors in a state univer- 
sity would not talk for fear of the reaction in their state 

Dr. Hollinshead was a member of the Bucknell English 
Department, 1928 to 1933, assistant director of the Buck- 
nell Junior College, president of the Scranton-Keystone 
Junior College for eleven years and has been president 
of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since 1945. 

He was at Harvard two years as the only full-time 
member of the committee on General Education in a Free 
Society. Prior to that he had been consultant for the 
General Education Board and had taught in summer 
sessions at Harvard and the University of California. 

He has a bachelor's degree from Brown, a master's 
from Bucknell and an LL.D. from Grinnell College. An- 
other Bucknellian whose future career we shall watch with 
much interest. 

Loyal Bucknellian Passes 

This last June, Joseph Meixell Wolfe '89 was unable 
to attend the reunion of his classmates who graduated 
sixty years ago. Nor will he be able to see the pictures and 
read the brief article in this issue of the Alumnus on 
Bucknell's largest Commencement. He died quietly one 
Thursday evening in mid-July in his native Lewisburg. 

Ten years ago, as one of the twelve surviving members 
of the Class of '89, he was one of the three honored guests 
of Bucknell at her 90th Commencement. 

Bucknellians of today knew him as a tall, quiet man, 
dignified and friendly, who walked slowly along the tree- 
lined streets. But looking at his broad shoulders and 
unusual height, one could easily understand that as a col- 
lege student he had taken an active part in athletics. A 
notable football star while at Bucknell, during his two 
years at Cornell he served as crew captain of the rowing 
team. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and served 
on the first L' Agenda Board. He received his master's 
degree from Bucknell in 1892 and later studied at Cornell 
and Harvard. He became a teacher, holding positions at 
Swarthmore Preparatory School, at Penn State, at Ver- 
mont Academy and at Bucknell, where he taught mathe- 
matics. In 1909 he became registrar at his Alma Mater 
and served in that capacity for four years, when he went 
with the Fisk Rubber Company as credit man. 

He then purchased the University Book Store on Mar- 
ket Street, giving it up in the late '30's because of ill health. 
He was with the National Guard in both Vermont and 
Pennsylvania for many years, attaining the rank of major. 
He is survived by his wife, the former Georgia Thomas; 
his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Stillwagon : two sisters, Mrs. 
Martha Wolfe Kalp '05, and Dr. ]^Iary Wolfe '96; and a 
nephew, Charles Kalp '29. 

Oldest Alumna Dies 

Florence E. Dolph xr68 died May 1, 1949, at her 
home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, nineteen days before 
her 102nd birthday. Miss Dolph was guest of honor at 
the 1947 Commencement shortly after she celebrated 
her hundredth birthday. For the past two or three 
years Miss Dolph had received much newspaper pub- 
licity and had been the recipient of letters and gifts 
from many states and the Territory of Alaska. 

Born near Scranton in 1847, she led a rather care- 
free life with horseback riding and fishing as her chief 
recreations until she entered the Bucknell Female In- 
stitute, where she was interested in music. Later she 
was first violinist with the Scranton Women's Sym- 
phony Orchestra. 

In 1902 she went to Los Angeles to spend the winter 
with her sister, but her visit lasted forty-four years. 

On her 101st birthday Miss Dolph was honored by 
the Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the Lacka- 
wanna County Medical Society. At that time Dr. 
Frederick B. Davies '26, then president of the Lacka- 
wanna Society, presented her with a plaque com- 
memorating her birthday on behalf of the State Society. 

Since her return from California in 1946, Miss Dolph 
had made her home with her nephew, Charles E. Rob- 
ertson, and his two sisters at 1205 Clay Avenue, Scranton, 

September 1949 

^jCtd /ictwitce4, 

A commendable number of Alumni Club activities 
took place during the spring and summer. Chronologically, 
the activities were abotit as follows : 

April 29 — Scranton Luncheon 

May S — Harrisburg Dinner 

May 10— Elmira, N. Y Party 

May 1 1— Capitol District, N. Y Dinner 

May 12— Ithaca, N. Y Party 

May 12— Pittsfield, Mass Dinner 

May 13 — Boston, Mass Dinner 

May 14 — Bridgeport, Conn Dinner 

May 21 — Philadelphia Annual Dance 

May 21 — Scranton ;■. , . . ; Dinner 

May 25 — Reading Dinner 

June 2 — Harrisburg .' Picnic 

June 5 — Denver, Colo ...... Picnic 

June 10 — Elmira Picnic 

June 10 — Ithaca, N. Y Picnic 

June 18 — Rochester, N. Y Picnic 

June 19 — Metropolitan Open House 

June 24 — Lancaster Picnip 

July 17 — Cleveland Picnit 

July 30 — York ^ Picnic 

August 20 — Scranton Picnic 

September 23 — Elmira Card Party 

October 12 — Metropolitan Picnic at Kress Estate 

The photos shown here portray some of the activities. 
The fun and good fellowship enjoyed must be left to the 
imagination of those who were not present. 

Your secretary and his wife visited the meetings at 
Elmira, Capitol District, Pittsfield, Boston, and Bridge- 
port. The Ehnira party was held at the pleasant home of 
J. Charles Jones. Edward K. Hoffman x'44 was elected 
president for the coming year and plans were laid for 
future activities, among them a picnic to be held on June 
10 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Snodgrass '26 
and a card party on September 23. 

From Elmira our trek took us to Schenectady and our 
first visit with the Capitol District Club. John C). Roser 
'11, Alumni Trustee and club president, had made arrange- 
ments for a dinner party at the Edison Club near Schenec- 
tady. Colored movies and slides of the campus were 
shown and the group was brought up to date on campus 
affairs. Roser turned over the presidency to Bill Morton 
'41, and plans for future activities began to develop. 

The Pittsfield dinner meeting was a big success. One 
feature was the report on the number of children in recent- 

Recent Graduates at Capitol District Club Meeting 

Charles Fryling '13, president of the Sunbury Club, and Paul Boggess '17, 

treasurer, present Sara Fowler Ponieroy r73 witli a cake and candles 

on her OGth birttiday. 

ly-established families. Seven of them have twenty-four 
future Bucknellians in the kiddy car stage and later. Gil- 
bert Fagley '10, club president and gifted designing engi- 
neer at General Electric plant, and the newly-elected presi- 
dent, Steve Terpak '24, in charge of the great testing 
laboratory where they develop 10,000,000 volts of light- 
ning, took us over the plant for a view of some amazing 
sights. We really learned what a "bushing" is and a 
number of other interesting things. Jack Roser, Jr. x'37, 
also with General Electric, was untiring in seeing that we 
have a good time. Roger O'Gara x'35, sports writer and 
broadcaster, is anxious for Bucknell sports news. 

The New England meeting was held at the Hotel Bea- 
consfield in Brookline, Mass. After a social hour the 
group retired to the Gold Room for a delicious dinner. 
President Louis K. Stuntzner '22 was in charge of the 
meeting. Campus pictures were shown and a free-for-all 
discussion brought out some interesting and worth-while 
suggestions for New England Club development. The 
gang wants Bucknell to arrange athletic activities for that 
area, and more Bucknell publicity. Bill Willman '22 
offered to pilot the president all over New England to 
arouse Bucknell spirit. 

At Bridgeport an enthusiastic dinner meeting was held 
in the spacious Stratfield Hotel. Plans were made for a 
picnic supper to be held during the summer months. Col- 
ored slides of the campus were much enjoyed. The secre- 
tary brought the group up to date on campus affairs. Of 
course, Stanton Smith '09 and Eugene Van Why '09, the 
"Connecticut Twins", were on hand. President Cliff Hol- 
leran has a strong helper in Secretary Dorothy Stolzenberg 
'44 and the group has a lot of enthusiastic boosters. 

The Owens record on "Life Begins at Eighty" was 
played and enjoyed at all these meetings. 

Harrisburg held its regular monthly meeting, April 6, 
with Eugene Smith, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 


September 1949 

ROCHESTER I'lLMC. JlNh 1^. 1949 

wealth as guest speaker : the May 5 program was in charge 
of four club members who staged a "fun" program: June 
2, the annual picnic at the home of John C. Dight was a 
great success. 

The Scranton Club celebrated with a luncheon on 
April 29 and a dinner on May 21. A picnic was held on 
August 20 with "swimming, golf, mosquitoes, etc." The 
club reorganized February 5 and has planned an interest- 
ing program of activities. 

The annual Philadelphia Club ball at The Merion 
Cricket Club on May 21 was as usual an aflfair of many 
features and prizes of many kinds, and lots of fun. This 
party annually entertains about 400 Bucknellians and 

Clair G. Spangler, M.D., reports a fine party on May 
25. New officers elected are : President Clair G. Spang- 
ler '25 ; Vice-Presidents David E. Gring. Jr. '32, William 
R. Kershner x'4I, The Reverend Elvin B. Sharp x'47 : 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Claude D. Ketner ( Betty J. 
Keim '43). The Reading Club is planning ahead for 

John Gold '18 acted as visiting godfather to the new 
club which was organized at Ithaca. N. Y., on Mav 12 at 


Left to riglit; Mrs. F. G. Davis. Mrs. H. .\. Lar.sen. H. .\. Larsen. Mrs. 

Louis K. Stuntzner, Louis K. Stuntzner. 

the home of John D. W. Fetter '13, student pastor at 
Cornell. He reported great enthusiasm and plans for a 
picnic in June. Andrew Rice, spark plug of the affair, 
was elected secretary. 

One of Bucknell's livest clubs is located in Denver, 
where Bucknellians travel long distances to meet with the 
gang. President John B. Rishel '15 entertained the group 
with a picnic at his summer camp on June 5. 

The Rochester Club held a grand picnic on Lake Can- 
andaigua on June 18 at the summer home of President 
\'olney Frankel. Mr. Frankel, senior, took ever\'one out 
for a ride in his speed boat. A picnic supper to tempt a 
dyspeptic was served and everyone tagged it a perfect 
party. More than fifty attended. 

On June 19 about a hundred Bucknellians were present 
at an open house staged by the Metropolitan Alumni Club 
under the leadership of Emily Devine Kelly '21, president 
of the club. The afl:'air was staged at the Beekman 
Tower and was only one of a number of interesting events 
planned for the club. A big picnic will be held at the 
estate of Rush H. Kress '00, Rockhill at Ossining, on 
Columbus Day, Wednesday, October 12. 

In Mav the Lancaster Club held an executive meeting 
at the home of its president. Mrs. \Mlliam Poorbaugh. 
Here plans were made for the big club picnic which was 
held at Long's Park on June 24. 

The Cleveland Club held its picnic Julv 17 at the home 
of Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Cole, both of 1906. Twenty 
children kept the thirty adults busy. The Coles added des- 
sert and beverage to the picnic dinners brought by guests. 

Reading President 


September 1949 


Summer Vespers Under the Big Tree 

Summer School at Bucknell 

There were more than 900 in summer school this 
year : 297 in the six-week session, the majority of these 
graduate students or teachers in service; 609, most of 
them undergraduates, in the eight-week session. Of the 
total, 77li were men and 131 of them women students. 

Oddly enough at the graduating exercises on Au- 
gust 20, where Dr. Bewkes, president of St. Lawrence 
University, gave the address, more graduate than un- 
dergraduate students marched up to receive their 

Those are the numerical statistics. There were 
other things. There were song fests and band con- 
certs ; movies in Lit auditorium ; theater parties, bridge 
and swimming parties and Sunday evening vespers un- 
der the Big Tree, overlooking valley and mountains. 
There were the sports recreational leagues with tennis 
and golf clinics, basketball, badminton, golf, tennis, 
handball and Softball tournaments. 

There were conferences that brought to the campus 
outstanding educators and leaders in their various 
fields. The Susquehanna Valley Branch of Secondary- 
Principals Association was host to the State organization 
at a conference on the campus and the Central Pennsylva- 
nia Branch of the National Vocational Guidance Associa- 
tion collaborated with the Department of Education in a 
significant conference. The probation officers of the area 
held their annual four-day inservice training institute for 
federal probation and parole officers during July. This 
brought to the campus sixty officers from twelve north- 
eastern states. 

Bucknell Summer School, started less than thirty 
years ago to serve a few college students and teachers 
in sen'ice, is now an integral part of the regular college 
program for a large number of undergraduate students 
and offers graduate training to approximately 300 men 
and women working for advanced degrees. 

Clyde P. Bailey '29 Elected 
Alumni Trustee 

Clyde Bailey '29 was elected Alumni Trustee last 
spring by a vote of approximately two to one. Since the 
April Alumnus contains a relatively complete biography, 
little will be said here. 

Alumni should be reminded that Clyde was twice presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association, instigator of the 
Alumni Fund and its first committee chairman. He is a 
successful lawj'er and businessman. 

Charles R. Holton, 
Bucknell University Trustee, Dies 

Charles R. Holton, 62, one of Bucknell's trustees, 
died July 17, in a Bangor, Me., hospital. Mr. Holton 
had been admitted to the hospital for treatment of virus 

A vice-president of Bethlehem Steel Co. in charge 
of purchases, he made his home at Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. 
Holton was born at Iron Hill, Md., April 1, 1887. He 
started as an office boy and stenographer with the 
American Bridge Company in Delaware in 1901, later 
he joined the Pennsylvania Steel Company, of Steelton, 
and rose to be assistant vice-president. When that firm 
merged with Bethlehem Steel in 1916, he became a 

He was elected to the Bucknell Board of Trustees 
in 1940. He was chairman of the Alexandria, Va., 
property committee on the Board, and was also a mem- 
ber of the executive committee, the instruction com- 
mittee and the development committee. Bucknell will 
miss this able friend. 


September 1949 


October 22 will be another big day at Bucknell. Of 
course, the big event will be the football game with 
W. and J. We have quit predicting results, for obvious 
reasons, but can promise an interesting fray. Spring- 
practice would seem to assure that. 

Every club president from Seattle to St. Pete and 
from Boston to Los Angeles is urged to be present for 
the big parade between halves, when a prize will be 
offered to the club with largest percentage of members 
marching in the procession. A new group, the Class 
Fund Managers, will be on hand to help in the celebra- 

But Homecoming always means much more than a 
football game no matter what the prospects of success 
are. There's the Bison Roundup and Dance in the 
Davis Gymnasium immediately following the game. 
This has become a happy, fixed custom at Bucknell. 
Here Tom meets Joe and Sally meets Susan with that 
new (or old) husband. They look around and spot the 
part of the gym floor where Deke meets Deke and Delt 
meets Delt. What if the weather outside is drippy? 
When good fellows get together the weather is always fair. 

Fraternities will vie with each other for honors in 
house decoration, numerous bands will fill the air with 
music and the streets with high-stepping drum major- 
ettes. From 9:00 to 12:00 o'clock the annual Alumni 

We've Ordered Weather 

Frat Houses Will Be Decorated 

Ball will be held in Davis Gym and, to prove that the 
committee has mercy on mankind and regard for the 
threatened recession, the tax is only $1.25 per man and 

Yes, Homecoming is rolling around and plans for 
your pleasure have been maturing for months. Bring 
wife and family ; check with your Bucknell neighbor. 
Alaybe you can form a car pool and double the intake 
while reducing the outgo. Be seeing you ! 

Not Like This- 

Buffalo Game October 29 

Bucknellians in the Builalo area will 
have a treat on Saturday, October 29. 
That's the day Bucknell plays Buffalo 
in football. It is Buffalo's homecoming 
and big plans are being laid which 
promise to include some interesting 
items for Bucknellians. Buffalo is 
holding a big alumni party Saturday 
evening and their leaders hope Buck- 
nell will hold a celebration the same 

They will welcome suggestions from 
Buffalo Bucknellians. See T. W. Van 
Arsdale, Jr., Alumni Secretary at the 
University of Buffalo. 

Like This ! 

September 1949 




The fifty-five year class met at the Men's Dining Room 
for lunch. Of the five women and twenty-six men who gradu- 
ated all those j-ears ago, three women and seven men survive, 
which presents some evidence of the tenacity of the gentler 
sex. There were some notables among those present: Dr. 
Joseph R. Wood, recently-retired pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Reading; Dr. Harvey F. Smith of Harrisburg, noted 
surgeon and Bucknell trustee; Dr. Mary B. Harris, famed 
penologist and Bucknell trustee; and Jessie Wheeler Arm- 
strong, educator, resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and trustee 
emeritus of Antioch College. 

Institute graduates of the Class of '94 who attended the 
luncheon were: Miss Mabel C. Callender, Dalton, Pa., Mrs. Wil- 
liam C. Mulford (Alice Probasco), Bridgeton, N. J.; Mrs. H. 
N. Hoffman (Elizabeth Bates), Lev\-isburg; and Mrs. Bradbury 
(Grace Callender), Dalton, Pa. 

The reporter, Mrs. Armstrong, states that, although a bit 
more subdued than fifty-five years ago, the group had a happy 


The Class of '99 met as guests of the University at the 
Lewisburg Inn with ten members and one member of the 
Institute Class of '99 present: Floyd G. Ballentine, Irving H. 
Buckminster, J. E. Calvin, E. W. Cober, William H. Engle, 
John P. Diffenderfer, Gertrude Stephens Downs, Albert R. 
Garner, D. H. Krise, and Kapp Deibler. The Institute member 
was Mar3' McCreight Baldwin. 

A tribute to the class by Gertrude Stephens Downs follows: 


A college is longing and laughter. 

And fear and fulfillment. 

And looking forward, 

And looking back. 

A college goes on forever, 

Not in microscopes or maps 

Or ledgers or violins. 

Or even tall maples that brush the sky. 

But in the still reaches of the hearts 

That having loved it 

And afterward understood it, 

Bear its mark forever. 


Present at the 45th reunion in \\'omen's Dining Hall, June 
4, were Caruthers, Grifiith, Murdock, Johnson, with his 
brother as a guest; Teufel, McCormick and Thompson. A stag 
affair it proved to be. Not to be outdone, a week later the ladies 
had their turn with Estella Halfpenny (nee Albright), Elizabeth 
Merrill (nee Williams) and Elizabeth Reed reunioning for several 
days at Blossburg and later at Mifflinburg. Several of the 


Are Invited to a Luncheon Meeting 

at the 


Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 22 

11:00 A. M. 


class are actively associated with Bucknell affairs, McCormick 
being director of GI housing; Teufel, manager of '04 Alumni 
Fund; Johnson, member of the executive committee of The 
Bison Club and Bison Club representative to the Athletic 
Council; Thompson, member and treasurer of the Athletic 


^lyrtle Walkinshaw Shupe, class president, reports a great 
party. She names Van Whj- and Smith, Minnie Brobst Mc- 
Laughlin, Norman Wilkinson, Guj' Payne, Louis and Charlotte 
Hulley \'elte, Charles Hilbish, Doc Leiser, "Heinie" Fritz, 
George Ballets, Charles Lepperd, Helen Cliber Stone, Charles 
Mallery, John Shirley, Myra Chaffee, Frances Chaffee Evans 
and Mabel Slout Weeter, Grace Wolfe Crandall of the Insti- 
tute class as being there. Officers were reelected and guess 
who? "Walkie" is president again. 


Nineteen present with nine visitors. Dora Hamler Weaver 
wrote an excellent story of the partj-. (Sorr}' we don't have 
space to print it! Maybe later?) She told interesting details 
about the Bertolettes, the Rices, the Moores, the Lanings, the 
Schnures, the Reitzes, the Criswells, the Golightlys, Florence 
Riemensnyder, the Lowthers, Edna Whittam Glover, the 
Stahlers, Alary Kunkel, the Fairchilds, the Rileys (Jesse is 
president), the Weavers, and Lewis Lyne. Helen Ott Oesterle 
sent best wishes and regrets, Edna Whittam Glover was elect- 
ed president and Dora Hamler \A'eaver secretary and reporter. 


The Class of '19 held its thirtieth reunion in the Men's 
Dining Room. Thirty persons were present. President Weber 
Gerhart asked each person to give his history over the past 
thirt}' j'ears. An interesting hour followed; a little less modesty 
would have made it even more interesting" and entertaining. A 
great bunch! The project of finding all the missing class mem- 
bers was adopted. 

Franklin D. Jones was elected president and Mrs. Mary 
Carey Baldwin secretar}-. Her address is Fruit Hill Farm, 
Downingtown, Pa. 


Exactl}' twenty-four members and friends of the Class of 
'23 held a postponed meeting of their class on the lawn by 
the Vaughan Literature Building. 

Interesting cards were received from about forty persons 
unable to be present. Exerpts from these will be quoted in a 
class letter in a later Alumnus. 

Cl.\ss of 1923 
(Reports continued on Page 16) 



Saturday was the day, and we believe i 
has been waging a losing battle with Buckn 
those good-looking men and gals (front co 
class, had 99 persons present. (See back co 
Class of '25 to go them one better and chal 
century coincidence might become a habit a 

Let's append the conditions that thei 
this year by Al Garner '99 and Walt Holte 

Kenneth W. Slifer '26, chairman of t 
er at the Class Presidents' Breakfast on A 
cess of the Alumni Fund's first year. The r 
informative and stimulating. 



'as the best of all class reunion days. Age 
s fifty-years-out class ! Glance again at 
•). The Class of '24, the "quarter-century" 
■.) This next year we are expecting the 
up an even 100. This quarter and half 
we might so adorn the ALUMNUS 

leaders do jobs approaching those done 
24 and reap like results. 

; Alumni Fund Committee, was the speak- 
nni Day, June 4. He reported on the sue- 
ort was heartening, and Ken's talk was 




September 1949 


(Continued from Page 13) 

We publish quotations from Al Stoughton's story of the 
party. " — everybody met everybody else and marveled at the 
preserved youth, sizes and ages of children, presence or ab- 
sence of hair, and in every single instance the wonderfully 
maintained figures of the best-looking class of co-eds ever to 
heed (or ignore) Ma Carey's admonitions". 

Ken Cober, Effie Ireland and Walt Holter responded briefly 
but well to snappy introductions, and the prizes went to "Doc" 
Brown for coming the greatest distance (St. Petersburg, Fla.), 
Ruth Weidenhamer Armstrong for the largest family (four 
children), and Michael Gordon Stoughton for being the young- 
est child of a class member present. 

Space will not permit naming all who wrote letters of regret 
and congratulations. 

A great party. Ninety-nine present. 


Nine fifteen-\'ear folks were present — not a big crowd but 
a good one: the W^alt Geigers. Christine Miller, E. Ruth Beers, 
Eddie A'lyers (president) and wife Edna Cleckner, the Jack 
Dormans, the John Dempseys, the Horace Kings, and Ruth 
Rohr Liming (secretary) and her husband, William '33. Her 
address is East Williston, N. Y. 

Anna Holzinger was present in spirit from Los Angeles 
and Bill Bogar wired regrets. Alumni Day '54 is the big date. 


(This space was reserved for a story of the 1939 party. Un- 
fortunately the story did not arrive. Perhaps it can be pub- 
lished later.— Ed.) 


A letter to the Class of '29 from Paul Fink, president. "Total 
attendance was approximately SO, of whom 37 were actual 
members of the class. The luncheon was held at the Milton 
Country Club, and all the class members and guests were de- 
lighted with arrangements and service. So much fun and good 
fellowship prevailed that the event, which started at about 1 :00 
o'clock, didn't break up until nearly 5:00 p. m. 

Perhaps we were looking at each other through rose- 
colored glasses, but frankly it seemed as though most of us 
had retained our youthful figures, facial expressions and hair 
pretty well, considering the passage of 20 years. You probably 
have had some reports already, but we who were there assure 
you that you really missed a top-notch affair. We're all en- 
thusiastic about the possibilities of our 25th reunion, when we 
can bring our children and grandchildren with us. 

All aboard for 1954!" 


To the '44 Stay-at-Homers, 

Did your ears burn? They should have! The things we 
said about }'0u (individually and collectively) were hot! 

Imagine 7 (plus two spouses) out of 190 members — plus all 
those who accelerated and owe '44 their allegiance — at our first 
reunion luncheon! Don Ross consoled us, when taking the pic, 
that the longer alums are out of school, the more they come 
back for reunions. The class celebrating their 30th showed that. 

So just tuck a reminder in 3-our grey matter to make a real 
effort to be there 5 years hence. Those of us at the luncheon 
favored having reunions at Homecoming. How do the rest of 
you feel? 

(Signed) The Seven Who Came and Were Glad They Did! 

Names of Contributors to the Heating Plant and Alumni Fund 

as of May 31, 1949 

The Alumni Fund is a success — so reports the com- 
mittee in charge of it — despite the fact that the number 
of givers is not large, nor is the amount received breath- 
taking. But the Fund, remember, started out with two 
strikes against it. 

Here is the story. The Fund was about to be 
launched in September, 1947, when the necessity for a 
new heating plant forced its indefinite postponement. 
Then there was considerable disagreement as to just 
when it should be started. Some felt that it should be 
postponed until the heating plant pledges had been paid 
in full. Others said, "The time is now." The latter 
prevailed and a general appeal went out in December, 
1948. In order to show its appreciation of gifts to the 
heating plant, the committee immediately credited each 
heating plant giver with three full annual payments to 
the Alumni Fund, although the time allowed for pay- 
ment of heating plant pledges was only thirty months. 

An indication of how loyal some Bucknellians are 
is the fact that many who had already contributed to 
the heating plant came through again in the Fund drive. 
Also, many who gave only once gave out of scarcity 
rather than abundance and showed in a splendid man- 
ner how devoted they are to Alma Mater. 

About 3.700 of our 12,000 Alumni have now given 
to the heating plant, the Alumni Fund or both. This 
leaves 8,300 who we hope will enroll themselves as 
givers. Our aim this year is to list as many of these as 
possible in our 1950 report. 

Below are the names of persons who contributed 
prior to May 31, 1949. Here and there are expressions 
of appreciation of Alma Mater which have come to the 
office within the past two months. If any giver has 
been omitted, it is unintentional and the Alumni Office 
will appreciate any and all corrections. 


Mrs. Margaret Russell Kincaid (In Memoriam). 

James McB. Kincaid (In Memoriam). 

Florence E. Dolph 


Mrs. Sara Fowler Pomeroy 

Mrs. Abigail Overholt Smith 


Mrs. Gussie Zimmerman Ferguson 


Regina HoCta. William G. Owens. 

William G. Watkins 

Anne F. Williams 

Elmer E. Keiser 


Walter S. Harley. Mrs. Anne Kaler Marsh. 
Mrs. Nanna Wilson Stephens. 


William V. Hayes 

September 1949 



Mrs. Susanna Stapleton Erubaker 


Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd Dancy 

George E. Fisher, Mrs. Maze Pellman Glover, 
Mrs, Mary Kreamer Solly. 

Charles G. Shaffer. Mrs. Mary Davis Thomas. 
George W. Wagenseller, A, R, E. Wyant. 

"I have received five college degrees 
from four institutions but Bucknell holds 
first place in my head and my heart." 

Dr. A. R. E. Wyant '92 

Flora M, Clymer, John H. Foresman. Sr,. 
Arthur F. Gardner, Mrs, Carrie Lloyd Horter, 
Mrs. Ruth Miller Parker. 


Mrs. Jessie Wheeler Armstrong, Mabel C, 
Callender, Mary B. Harris, Mrs, Elizabeth 
Bates Hoffman, George C. Horter. Nora M, 
Greene, Howard P, Gundy, Mrs, Blanche 
Swengel Lawrence, Mrs, Alice Probasco Mul- 
ford, Harvey F, Smith, F. R. Strayer, Mrs. 
Mabel Thomas Topping. Mrs. Ida Greene 


Ezra Allen, Thomas J. Baldrige, Mrs. Jane 
Patchin Clark, Edward M. Greene, Mrs, 
Florence Stoner MacCosh, G, C, L, Riemer. 
Frank M. Simpson, Mary A. Thornton, B. 
Meade Wagenseller. 

Mrs. Rachel Noll Fretz, Herbert F. Harris, 
Gertrude E, Kase, Clement K. Robb, Eliza- 
beth C, Walker, Mary M, Wolfe, 


Howard R. Bryson. Mrs, Mabel Batten 
Dutton, John M, Gundy, Robert O, Koons, 
Caroline Kelly Marts, R, H, Rivenburg, Susan 
R, Slifer, 

"Bucknell, our gracious, kindly mother, 
gave us our chance," 

Romeyn H. Rivenburg '97 


Mrs, Ruth Sprague Downs. Mrs. Mary Cham- 
bers Flint, Charles D. Koch, Andrew A. Leiser, 
Jr., Mrs. Alice Dunham Linneman, Mrs. Grace 
Pretzman Reisner, Frank W. Tilley. John A, 

"To Bucknell University I am most 
grateful, first, for a better understanding 
of human relations, and secondly, for con- 
fidence in ability to accept responsibility." 
Charles D, Koch '98 

F. G. Ballentine, Mrs, Marie Leiser Bost- 
wick, J, E. Calvin. E, W. Cober. Mrs, Marian 
Wingert Cook, Amos K. Deibler, John P. 
Dieffenderfer, Mrs, Gertrude Stephens Downs. 
Albert R. Garner, Lucy H, Grier, G. L. Hall. 
Joseph C. Hazen. D, H. Krise. William R. 
Morris. Maurice B. Mulford. William C. Purdy. 
David H. Robbins. 

"Oh ! that my bank might be as full of 
securities for Bucknell as is my heart." 

Albert Rowland Garner '99 


Sara M. Black. Marion A. Carringer. Joseph 
H. Deppen, D. E. Hottenstein. Anna C. Judd. 
Rush H. Kress, Charles H. Miller, Thomas J. 
Morris, Mrs, Edna Shires Slifer, Mrs. Mary 
Helser Steinlnger, Harry R. Thornton. Grace 


Lyndon E. Ayres. S. Elsie Bentz, Charles F. 
Bidelspacher, Harvey S. Bogar, C. Ruth 
Bower. Minnie G. Eckels. Mrs. Edith Phillips 
Kalp. William L King. Mrs. Laura Allen 
Konkle. C. B. Lesher. Mrs. Mabel Grier Lesh- 
er. Mrs. Mabel Browning Pogue. O. N. Rambo. 
Walter E. Ruch, Mrs. Ruth Lesher Thomas. 
Harland A. Trax, Mrs. Emma Probasco Wright. 

"More than the curriculum, the college 
life and associations at Bucknell remain 
with me through the years ; and the 
rugged figure of Dr. John Howard Harris 
with his everlasting insistence on integ- 

rity, trustworthiness and the importance 
of character." 

Harland A. Trax '01 

Edna Bacon. Abner D. Bentz. Charles I. 
Boyer, Gertrude J. Deppen, M. L. Drum. (In 
Memoriam), George E. Edgett. Thomas P. 
Kyle, Mrs, Grace Brubaker Miller, Emma A, 
Nesbit, Mrs, Sarah Judd Shields, Lewis E, 
Theiss, J, Holman Weiser, T. Lamar Williams, 
Mary T. Wylie. 

"What place does Bucknell hold in 
one's life? Who can tell — accurately? 
Yet every flunking alumnus realizes how 
Alma Mater took him as a callow youth, 
turned his thoughts to things worth while, 
gave him an ambition far beyond the 
mere acquisition of money, and filled liis 
life with interests that make for abiding 
happiness. Who can evaluate all that?" 
Lewis E. Theiss '02 


Mrs. Eudora Davies Alexander. Jay P. Bond. 
Royce E. Carringer. Alexander P. Dershimer, 
Merle M. Edwards, Sr,, C. F. Eisenmenger, 
Louise F. Felsburg, Mrs. Eva Ginter Gilmore. 
Hannah Goodman. Reese H. Harris. Mrs. Elvie 
Coleman Herpel. W. Lawrence Kalp. Harry S. 
Mauser. Mrs, Charlotte Shields Murphy. Mor- 
ton R. Sheldon, John M, Show, Carl W. 
Tiffany, H. K, Williams, Mrs, Helen Houghton 


Mrs, Mae Morgan Beagle, H, M, Crist, W, S. 
Gearhart, Edwin P. Griffiths. Margaret Groff, 
Mrs. Estella Albright Halfpenny. Mrs. Inez 
Fike Johnson. John C. Johnson, Harry E, Mc- 
cormick, Edith McNinch. Louis W, Robey, 
David W, Robinson, Charles T, Shepard, Edgar 
T. Stevenson, Charles M. Teufel. 

"A good name is the best heritage a 
man can leave his children. So it is with 
a college and Bucknell's fair name." 

Margaret Groff '04 


Mrs. Mary Halfpenny Andrews, Mrs, Ruth 
Shorkley Bliss, Mary I, Bower, Claire M. Con- 
way, Mrs, Mabel Maurer Cook, Harry A, 
Coryell, Mrs, Mary Unruh Dudley. Ralph 
Elliott, Mrs. Edith Kelly Fetherston, Margaret 
F'orgeus, Mrs, Susie Biehl Groover, Wyman L. 
Hall. Mrs. Martha Wolfe Kalp, Harold V, 
Lesher, Mrs, Dorothy Walls McCormick, Mrs, 
Margaret Stoughton Meyer, Mrs. Josephine 
Crater Monks, Mrs. Edna Downing Pfleegor, 
Roberts D. Royer. Anthony Steinhilper, Mrs, 
Feme Braddock Stevenson, Nolle J. Thomas, 
IMrs, Eva Stoner Wood, 

"Bucknell Institute and Bucknell Uni- 
versity have always been living spiritual 
and living intellectual inspiration." 

Mrs. Edith Kelly Fetherston 'OS 


Elbina L. Bender. Harold N. Cole, William 
L, Donehower. Linn C. Drake, Benjamin G. 
Evans, Mrs. Emma Gearhart Fisher. Frederick 
V, Follmer, Mrs, Sarah Furman Frost, M, F. 
Goldsmith. E. W. Gundy. Carl L. Millward. J. 
Theodore Park. Mrs. Daisy Van Syckel Par- 
sons. Edwin W. Rumsey. Sarah E. Unger. A. 
V. Wise, Charles H. Whittaker. Mrs. Katherine 
MacCart Wilkinson, Mrs, Carrie McCaskie 

"After forty-three years I have discov- 
ered that many of us came to Bucknell to 
find ourselves," 

Carl L. Millward '06 

Homer H, Adams (In Memoriam), P. <3. 
Andrews, Wendall M, August, Marshall L. 
Bonn, Chauncey E. Brockway. Mary M, Brown, 
John I, Catherman, Peter G, Cober, Gordon 
Evans, Frances L. Groff. George W. Hawk, Coit 
R. Hoechst. Ruth C. Jones. Kathryn M. King, 
Helen M. Olds. Charles F, Potter, W. W. 
Raker, Mrs. Margaret Lesher Riggs, Leo L. 
Rockwell, Thomas W. Schultz, S. Homer Smith. 
Mrs. A. Ellen Moore Snider, Mrs. Mary Stan- 
ton Speicher, Mrs. A. Martha Alexander Stib- 
gen, Mrs. Margaret Myers Ulmer, Fred R. 

"A wise pastor urged a poor boy to 
spend at least a year at Bucknell ; attrac- 
tive courses presented by likeable teachers 
kept me there until graduation. This 
broad foundation gave the needed prepa- 

ration for future studies and for the 
varied work on a mission field." 

George A. Riggs '07 


David H. Binns, Mrs. Helen Tiffany Blake- 
more, Elmer K. Bolton. W. S. Booth. Sr., 
Charles L. Bromley. Class of 1908, Mrs. 
Margaret Love Cole. W. Stewart Duncan, John 
V. Gibney. Ralph W. Haller, James F, Hayes, 
Joseph W. Henderson. C. P. Higby. Mrs. Anna 
Stage Hoffman. J. C, Hostetter, Edward R, 
Innes, Mrs, Olive Richards Landers, Mrs. Elsie 
Owens Long, John A. McKeage, Harvey R. 
Martz, Mrs. Margaret Pangburn Mathias. 
Robert B. Morris. Charles A. Nicely, Chester 
A, Niple, Walter L, Noll, Mrs, Harriet Burrows 
Norwood, Reuben W. Shrum, Joseph R, Shultz, 
Paul G. Stolz, Ralph L, Thomas, H, C. Thomp- 
son. George E. Webster. John J. Williams. 


Class of 1909. George F. Ballets. Mrs. Ella 
Garvin Baldwin. Mrs. Eleanor Nixon Barnes, 
James C. Brown. Myra M. Chaffee. Richard 
Darlington. Charles Elson. Helge Florin. Mrs. 
Myra High Gemmill. Mrs. Hazel Craig Jackson. 
C, J, Lepperd, Mrs. Katharine Beckley Neuman, 
Mrs. Hallie Sembower Parkhill, Horace Quick, 
Prank W. Reiter, John T. Shirley, Mrs. Hannah 
Mervine Shultz, Mrs, Myrtle Walkinshaw 
Shupe, Stanton R. Smith, Margaret Stevenson,, 
Mrs. Helen Cliber Stone, Eugene VanWhy. 
Mrs. Charlotte Hulley Velte, Mrs. Mabel Slout 
Weeter. Mrs. Ida Sames Yeager, Heber W. 

"Bucknell taught me how little of the 
world's knowledge one average student 
will ever be able to understand. Bucknell 
has always been a friendly college — let's 
keep it that way." 

Eugene Van Why '09 


John C. Bank. Floyd D. Beemer. John R, Bell. 
Robert H. Butcher, Cameron A, Butt, Mildred 
Gathers, Clyde W. Cranmer, George P. Drucke- 
miller, J. Earle Edwards, Mrs, Ehzabeth Stage 
Fulton, Homer B, Hedge. Phares H. Hertzog. 
Mrs, Stella Houghton John, Homer D. Kresge, 
Mrs, Mary Stevenson Kresge, Mrs, Mait Cath- 
rall Lawrence, Michael J. McDonough, Frank 
H. Painter. Weaver W. Pangburn. Ruby G. 
Pierson, Mrs. AUie Piatt Puddicombe. Hugh E. 
Roser, Robert J. Saylor. A. M. Sherwood. Mrs. 
Helen Hare ShoU. John G. Sholl. Eugene P, 
Smith, Wesley L, Sprout, Jesse K. Spurgeon, 
Maria A. Spyker, Hope B, Sterner, Louis J, 
Velte, Ethel Watkins, William Warner, Mrs, 
Sara Ray Way, Stanley M. Winter, Elmer B, 

"Bucknell could scarcely hold a larger 
place in my life since it gave me a won- 
derful Bucknell husband, three Bucknell 
sons, two Bucknell daughters-in-law and 
seven grandchildren who we hope will be 
Bucknellians, too !" 

Mrs. Helen Hare ShoiriO 


Hugh W. Alger, Mrs, Mary Marsh Angstadt, 
W. Neil Baker, G. R. Bennett. Harry S. Bourne. 
Mrs. Margaret Curtis Bush. Katherine G. Car- 
penter, J. Leslie Crowell, Frank G. Davis, Roy 
A. DeLong. Charles H. Heacock. Mrs. Ruth 
Safford Jarvie, LeRoy Johnson, Joseph H. Kerr, 
C. D. Loveland, Evelyn McCaskie. Harold M, 
Nefl, Daniel H. Nester, John O. L. Roser, Ly- 
man C. Shreve, Edgar A, Snyder, Mrs, Matilda 
Golding Starkweather, Mrs, Florence Leland 
Thompson, James A, Tyson, J. A. Villalon, 
Harry R. Waltman, Howard M, Williams, Wes- 
ley A. Wolffe, 


Paul S, Althouse, John M, Askey. Clarence B. 
Brewer. A. C. Conner. Mrs. Alberta Bronson 
Conner. John R. Conover. Harry A. Daggett, 
Ralph P. Davenport, Stanley P. Davies. Charles 
E. Dreher. Edward P. Dufton. M. Eugene Fair- 
child. Mrs. Margaret McClure Fisher, J. H. 
Fleckenstine, Vera M. Frost, Joseph N. Hender- 
son, Mrs. Maze Callahan Houseknecht. Howard 
Johnson. Frederick Lange. Jr.. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Heinsling Lowther. David A. McNeal. Robert W. 
Meyer. George E. O'Brien, M. M. Ogden. Paul 
L. Riehl. L. P. Robinson. Fred V. Rockey, D. 
Clifford Ruth, Helen L. Ruth. Victor A. Schmidt. 
Paul D. Schreiber. David Y. Siesholtz, Cecil T. 
Smith, Arthur Waltz. Mrs. Pearl Ream Wil-- 
liams. Anton O. Wolfe. 

"I think that the longer I am out of 
Bucknell the more the College means to 

Fred V. Rockey '12 


September 1949 


Bright W. Beck. C. Baker Bernhart. John R. 
Bogert. Richard H. Bowling, Perry A. Caris, 
Albert M. Cober, Helen W. Davis, D. F. Dunkle, 
Mrs. Sallie McSparran Durkee, W. H. Edwards, 
John D. W. Fetter. Howard V. Fisher, C. A. 
Fryling, Marwood B. Glover, Howard M. Goeh- 
riiig. Benjamin S. Harris. Berkeley V. Hastings. 
Orwill V. W. Hawkins. William C. Hulley. James 
F. McClure. Mrs. Ethel Hottenstein Miles. Fen- 
wick M. Opel. M. Delinda Potter. Mrs. Mary 
Irey Rees. Earl M. Richards, Robert L. Rooke. 
Charles L, Sanders. Clay S. Sanders. Harold A. 
Shaffer. J. P. Shearer. A. M. Stetler, R. A. Still. 
Leslie W. Stout. Kenneth H. Wendling, Paul R. 
Wendt, Herman E. Zehner. 

"Those who start their careers aiming 
for position have two strikes against them 
without a college training. Since 1913 I 
have been meeting a cross section of the 
graduates of all colleges on a free-for-all 
basis and find that my training at Buck- 
iiell fitted me to start at scratch with the 
best of them." 

O, V.W.Hawkins '13 


Dale R. Angstadt. Earle B. Armstrong. Mrs. 
Carolyn Hopper Bernhart, Louis H. Boyer, 
Gertrude Kramer Caris, F. H. Cathrall. Charles 
E. Coleman. James R. Cook, Dayton T. Corson, 
John R. Criswell, Elmer E. Fairchild. Mrs. Edna 
Whittam Glover. Joshua R. Golightly. Walter 
W. Harris. Mrs. Marian Harman Hawkins. J. 
M. Hillman, Mary A. Kunkel, Ralph W. Kunkle, 
Henry G. Kuyl. Leland P. Laning. W. C. Low- 
ther. George R. Madtes. Ethel E. Peterson, 
Florence Reimensnyder, John W. Rice, Mrs. 
Miriam Hoffa Rice," Jesse E. Riley. Clifford R. 
Schenck, Pred O. Schnure. C. F. Snyder. Mrs. 
Eva Reinhardt Williams. J. F, Winkelblech. 


Marion R. Bancroft, Mrs. Margaret Jacobs 
Bitterman, Isabelle F. Bond, Malcolm Buffing- 
ton, Mrs. Mary Decker Burchfield. Edward O. 
Clark, Edgar T, Clapp, Mrs. Hope Craig Craig, 
Norris I. Craig. Walter S. Crouse. Ralph O. 
Claypoole. Emma E. Dillon, Harold C. Edwards. 
Harvey E. Eavenson. Mrs. Margaret Gretzinger 
English, Mrs. Vera Campbell Evans, Ralph W, 
Frye, Jr., Charles W. Gale, Mrs. Ruth Lening- 
ton Gay. Carl E. Geiger, Sidney Grabowski, 
Clair Groover, Albert J. Hamlin, Mrs. Myrna 
Strickler Hines. George A. Irland. Pearl I. 
Kawel. Willmon Keiser, Benjamin W. Laidlaw, 
Mrs. Mary Mehl Lininger. Gilbert J. Meredith. 
Mrs. Helen Eede McQuay, Mrs. Margaret Zieg- 
ler Miller, Willard L. Moyer, Edward W, Pang- 
burn, Rudolph Peterson, Mrs. Ethel Galloway 
Reitz, John B. Rishel, Lloyd Rogers, Dwite H. 
Schaffner, William H, Schuyler, Omar H. Smith, 
Mrs. Winifred Werkheiser Smith, George S. 
Stevenson, Erie M. Topham, Howard A. Van- 
Dine, Prank F. Whittam, William T. Windsor. 
Mrs. Miriam Strickler Winkelbleck. Hiram M. 
Wolfe, Mrs. Elnora Trescott Zeller. 

"The place Bucknell holds in my life? 
Look : 

Son : Sidney Jr. x43 married to Cath- 
erine McGeever '46, 

Daughter ; Marie x44 married Forrest 
S, Chilton x43 who lost his life in World 
War II, Marie now married to C. P. 
Meseroll '42, 

Daughter : Jean '45 married W, L, 
Mattern, Bucknell Junior College. 

Daughter-in-law : Mrs, G. Grabowski 
nee Elsa Larsen x44. 

Son : Robert F. Grabowski '52, 

Also four grandchildren wearing Buck- 
nell sweaters with numerals 19? ?," 

Sidney Grabowski '15 


S. G. Alter, Lester J. Bartlett, R. P. Bigler, 
Mrs. Margaret Weddell Brandon, Bruce E. Butt, 
John J, Conway, William E. Cowin, S. M. 
Davenport. Russell W. Everett, Harold W. Gif- 
fin. Charles Gubin. Edwin C. Hageman, Mrs. 
Ruth Williams Hamlin, Clarence O. Hartman, 
John F. Jeffery, Mrs. Carrie Foresman Jones, 
John R. Kurtz, Elizabeth B. Laird. Cecile Mc- 
Collum. S. R. Mensch. Verna G. Noll, William 
L. Park. Mrs. Theresa McCoUum Phillips, Day- 
ton L. Ranck, Grant K. Rawson. N. J. Rehman. 
Mrs. Charlotte Laning Rice. Mrs. Ethel Heiter 
Riley, Jerome C. Salsbury, Mrs. Dorothy Bun- 
nell Schnure. William L. Showers, Mrs. Amy 
Patterson Stevenson, Dean D. Sturgis, Grace 
I. Sutton, L. A. Switzer. Charles E. Tilton, 
Charles R. Wright, Ruby J. Young. 

"Although I'm in the fourth decade 

since leaving Bucknell, old (and not so 
old) Bucknell friends are among the very 
best ones I have." gfuce E. Butt '16 

Walter C. Beaver. Mrs. Louise Bassell Belcher, 
Pred E. Benedict. Eugene P. Berlin, Paul W, 
Boggess, James A. Case, George B. Champion, 
Mrs. Aileen Johnston Connelly, Ralph B. Derr. 
Mrs. Mildred Jordan Enberg. Lewis A. Eyster. 
Mrs. Viola Eckert Faust. Raleigh M. Felton. 
Mrs. S. Alice Haslam Flynii. Donald A. Fusia. 
Mrs. Ruth Barthold Gearhart. William J. Geat- 
ing. Mrs. Frances Hanson Giffin. Lillian H. 
Hannold, Mrs. Hazel Williamson Heberling, 
John A. Heberling. Mrs. Faye Romberger Hoff. 
Mrs. Anna Hankins Johnstone, Elizabeth M, 
Kates, Daniel W. Kearney, Mrs. Helen Brow'n 
Linde. Henry T. Lofft. Elizabeth Lehr Mc- 
Carthy. Charles D. Maurer, Mrs, Edna Over- 
field Miller, Olive E. Moore, Constantino F. 
Nagro, Earl S. Pedigo, Herman F. Reich. Mrs. 
Miriam Bridge Rudin. Hugh T. Russell. Mrs. 
Katherine Clayton Russell, Mrs. Alice Johnson 
Schug. S. L. Seemann, R. E. Sprenkle, Clinton 
I. Sprout, Prank E. Stetler, Alexander Storer, 
Eber N. Swope. Mrs- Ray Speare Topham, 
Marie Volkmar, Arthur R, Yon. 


Alvin J. Adams. Ralph B. Beard. Mrs. Flor- 
ence Crabb Bennett. Mrs. Zerba Weber Berk- 
heimer. Hiram J. Bloom. Mrs. Helene Diffen- 
dafer Bower, Walter J. Bower, Russell E. Boyer. 
Harry S. Cassler. Harvey D. Crawford. Mrs. 
Eleanor Robertson Dickerman, Mrs. Kathryn 
Eilenberger Edwards, Thomas A. Eshelman, 
Mabel H. Fritz. Mrs. Aileen Larson Fusia. Her- 
bert C. Grice, Sr., John S. Gold, Stanley N. 
Harris, Emerson M. Heckert, Mrs. Florence 
Shalter Hendricks. Karl K. Hulley, Norman K. 
Hurley, William T. Johnson. Chester S. Keefer. 
Mrs. Anne Bertolet Kistler, Samuel D. Lenox. 
Joseph S. Lepley. Clarence Lockard. Mrs. Mar- 
garet Phillips Matlack, Marguerite Ryan May, 
Mrs. Miriam Weaver Metzger. Malcolm E. Mus- 
ser. Boyd L. Newcomb. Jr.. Bruce O. Ranck. 
Katherine P. Reed. Mrs. Emma Levegood Ru- 
pert. Mrs. Dorothy Kanter Schwartz, Ora B. 
Smith. Charles F. G. Snyder, S. Dale Spotts, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn Sprout, Leroy G. Stolz, 
Pred N. Williamson, 

Charles J. Anchor, Harry F. Andrews. Harry 
H. Angel, Franklm L. Artley. Mrs. Mary Carey 
Baldwin, William J. B. Bloom. Walter A. 
Boyles. Mrs, Margaret Buck Chubb, E. Collins 
Cupp. Mrs. E, Irene Yarnall Davis. Alice C. 
Ferris, Norman T. Finger. George M. Fox. 
Irene J. Fritz. Weber L. Gearhart, Jr.. Irene 
Gossweiler. Arthur J. Greenleaf. Mary E. 
Grove, Thomas R. Hedge. Kenneth C. Hein- 
rich, John C. Hendren. James R. Herman. 
Helen R. Hoffa. Clifford A. Holleran. J. Howard 
Hornberger, Franklin D. Jones. Alice M, 
Kelchner, Raymond D. Khne. George M. 
Kunkel. Mrs. Golda Clark Laning. P. A. 
Lawrence, Mrs, Helen VanDyne McCormack, 
Benjamin Markowitz. J. M. Mincemoyer. Mrs. 
Catherine Thompson Moore. Mrs. Annette 
Stahl Neal, Thomas Orchard, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Spyker Owen. James C. Pierce, Harry Potts, 
Frank H, Riale, Gurney Seeber, Mrs. Helen 
Beck Shimer. John D. Shoemaker. Mrs. Jean 
Flanagan Skavish, Karl D. Smith. Ruth Stein, 
Agnes E. Thomas. Raymond D. Tice, Walter S. 
White. Clyde E. R. Wenrich, Mrs. Ellen Peter- 
son Williams. 


Mrs. Kathryn Keylor Bair, Robert K, Bell, 
Edna B. Bloom, Robert L. Bucher, David R. 
Crossgrove, Vincent P. Connelly. D. W. Cope- 
land. James C. Craig, Mrs. Dorothy Villinger 
Dimlich. Stephen P. Dimlich. Mrs. Katherine 
Johnson Dowd, Mrs. Bertha Roush Doyle, 
Mark R, Everett, Hazel Florin, Lester P. Fowle, 
J. O. Fraker, Harry C. Fries, Edith Gardner, 
Harry U, Heckart, Francis Heikes, Thomas J. 
S. Heim. Mrs. Martha Achenbach Heller. 
Morris D. Hooven. Louisa Howells. Evan W, 
Ingram. Albert S. Laehder, Walter L. Lees, 
Lester E, Lighton, Mrs, Charlotte Volkmar 
Lockeman, David J. Martin, Andrew R. 
Mathieson, Joseph E. Mcllwain. Mrs. Helen 
Bodine Newcomb. Hayes L. Person, Mrs, K. 
Luetta Wagner Person. Felix Piekarski, 
Marguerite I. Quigley, Mildred Farley Ranck, 
Warren S. Reed, Mrs, Margaret Brown Reyn- 
olds, E. P. Richards, George E. Rickart, Mrs. 
Anna Sterling Roseman. Walter D. Roos. Julius 
F. Seebach. Furman W. Shaw, LaVerne H. 
Shea. A. L. Sherk. Mrs. Mary Schenck Sherk. 
Mrs. M. Kathryn Glover Shoemaker. Joseph 
R. Silberstein. Warren H. Slocum. William E. 
C. Speare. Harold Stewart. H. E. Stover. John 
B. Vanderbilt. Mrs. Helen Reed Vial. Robert 
N, Waddell, Mrs, Prances McFarland Wagner, 
T. C. Williams, Corbin W. Wyant. 


Nelle W. Aumiller, Harold R. Bair, Edna 

Baker. V. A. Baldauf. Mrs. Elizabeth Davi£ 
Barbour, George H. Beattie, Luke R. Bender, 
Albert W. Boyer, G. Hobart Brown. Mrs. Clara 
Casner Carpenter. Mrs. Martha Leiser Chance, 
Herbert N, Derr, Merrill B. DeWire. Charlotte 
N. Dietz. Holmes T. Douglass. Homer T. Eaton, 
Catherine D. Edgett, Walter P. Edwards. Mrs. 
Fannie Fisher Grice, Arthur E. Harris, Alan R, 
Haus, Richard R. Heckart. Grant O. Herb. J. 
Leo Hess, Raymond G. Hidlay. Mrs. Anna Fair- 
child Homan, L. Paul Hgen. Mrs. Katherine 
Fulford Jolly. Mrs. Emily Devine Kelly. Mrs. 
Mabelle Desilva Kirk, Stanford L. Kunkle, 
Michael J. Maggio. Thomas J. Mangan. Mrs, 
Marguerite Lotte Miller, Clarence B. Moore, 
Thomas F. Morgan. Jr., William E. Nichols, 
A. E. Paulhaumus. Alexander M. Peters, Mrs, 
Ethel Hoffman Peters, Charles H. Rieckenburg, 
Nelson S. Rounsley. Roy W. Sauers. B. R. 
Seemann, Harold L, Shimer, Herman D. Shultz, 
Chelten W. Smith. Jr., Ellis S. Smith. Marjorie 

E. Sprout. Mrs. Freda Mackereth VanSant, 
Mrs. Fannie Burr Williamson. 


William Balliet. Gordon P. Bechtel. John R. 
Beers, Sanford H. Berninger. Eve B. Bunnell, 
Mrs. Edna Follmer Butt. C. Ivar Carson, Philip 
C. Campbell. Mrs. Esther Fleming Cloward, 
Mrs. Amorita Sesinger Copeland. Mrs. Mary 
Williamson Copeland, Florence Cornwell, 
Richard Custer, H. T. Davenport. Mrs. Lois 
Wentling Davis, William L. DeHaven. Chester 
H. Derek. Mrs. Angeline Kissinger Doty. Mrs, 
Hulda Heim Ebert, Richard K. Estelow, Joseph 
Fox. Arthur F. Gardner. R. J. Haberstroh. Mrs. 
Helen Johnston Hammitt, Ralph H. Hartz, 
George W. Haupt, Mrs. Ethelwynne Smith Hess, 
Eloise E. Hill, Wade P. Hoffman, William J. 
Irvin, Carmault B. Jackson, Cyrus L, Johnson, 
Oliver L. King, Roy H. Landis. H. LaBerte 
Lapp. Lawrence W. Lawson. Issac Levine. 
Kenneth A. Lewis. Richard Little. W. Nor- 
wood Lowry. Howard H. Moore, J. Fred Moore, 
Stewart U. Patton, William W. Parry. William 
J. Rinebold. Harry E. Schaffer, William L. 
Schreyer. Robert R. Schultz, Marvin A, Searles, 
Mrs. Mary ShoU Sherman, J. Henry Shott, 
Laura L. Smith, Catharine Y. Stahl. John C. 
Stahl, Mrs. Emily Kurtz Terry, Karl M. Watt, 
Paul A. Weaver, Edward G. Wentzel, E. L. 

Mrs. Susanne Statler Altemus. Marian Ayars, 
Mrs. Helyn Kerstetter Bechtel, Constance H. 
ijennett. Arda C. Bowser, Mrs. Isabella Webs- 
ter Breth. Mrs. Dorothy Markham Brown, Mrs. 
Marjorie Nicholas Bunnell, Charles T. Bunting, 
Marcus M. Chapman. Donald B. Cloward. Mrs. 
Anna Speare Crist. Elmer M. Custer. Robert M. 
Dawson. Mrs. Bertha Cupp DeHaven. Ellis W, 
Deibler. John J. Dietrich. Mrs. Gladys Emerick 
Erdman. Abram Fairchild. Hazel M. Farquhar, 
Joseph H. Fullmer, Andrew M. Gehret. W. 
George Gehring. Dalzell M. Griffith. Clair W, 
Halligan, Paul E. Harding. Mrs. Katherine 
Owens Hayden. Mrs. Natalie Musser Heebner. 
Walter L. Hill. Jr.. Frank W. Homan. Mrs. 
Helen Ferguson Ingram. Alfred Jacobs. George 
H. Jones. Harry W. Jones. Lawrence M. 
Kunball. Jacob H. Kutz. Mabel E. Mulock, T, 
M. Musser. Mrs. Anne Horoschak Nahrgang, 
Mrs. Mary Brindel Orth. Jessie W. Pangburn, 
John S. Purnell. Mrs. Helen Bartlow Rohrbach, 
Robert E. Ross. Mrs. Harriet Swartz Rounsley. 
Mrs. Madge Heimbach Schaffer. Mrs. Charlotte 
VanCleat Searles. Walter B. Shaw, William A, 
Shipman, Jr., Dorothy B. ShoU. Nina G. Smith, 
Mrs, Mary Heilman Sowers, Luke L. Stager, 
Charles L. Steiner, Jr.. Mrs. Susanna Shultz 
Stine. Frank W. Summerfleld. Mrs. Dorothy 
Auer Sykes, Mrs. Dorothy Wilhelm Thomas, 
Mrs. Joella Ottmyer Thompson. Mrs. Helen 
Powell Thurston. Mrs. Mary Bailey Tovo, Mrs. 
Jessie Brookes Wallace, Mrs. Edna Tompkins 
Weinrich, Foster C, Wilson, William G. Wood- 


F. Davis Arnold, E, T. Ashman. George 
Bellak. Frank H. Brown. Mary A. Brownmiller, 
C. Kenneth Budd. Anthony Cavelcante. Mrs, 
Louise Benshoff Cupp, Mrs. Prudence Walters 
Daubert. Mrs. Lillian Edmunds Davis. Harry 
O. Da.vhoff. Charles W. Dinger. Earl S. Dunlap, 
Sr.. J. Ronald Eckman. Carl A. Erickson, Mrs. 
Hilda DeWitt Frazer. Charles R. Freeble. Henry 
A. Glover, Jr., Mrs. Ruth Smith Harding, L, 

F. Hartman. Robert C. Heim. Ida R. Heller, 
James J. Holsing, H. Walter Holter. EUiot S. 
Hopler. C. Grover Hyman. Effle C. Ireland. 
Foster D. Jemison. Mrs. Elizabeth Moore 
Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth Pelfer Keech. Donald B. 
Keim. Clyde E. Kelly. G. Merrill Leno.x, John 
E. Lenox, Mrs. Myrtle Sharp Lewis. William 
J. Llewellyn. George W. Long. Mrs. Mary Curry 
Lyons. Mrs. Florence Supplee Mahan. Arthur 
J. McMurtrie. Mildred Megahan. Mrs. Miriam 
Stranger Mitchell. David W. Morgan. H. Virgil 
Overdorff. Nicholas Palma. Joseph H. Powell, 
John M. Reed. Alice Roberts. Jefferson V, 
Sangston, Harold L. Schaefer, Charles L. 
Shulz, Mrs. Anna Heysham Schweiker, Roy 
W. Schweiker, Mrs. Meribel Ritter Smith, 



Oct. 1 — New York University 8 

Oct. 8 — Delaware 2 

Oct. 21 — Wash'ton & Jefferson 2 
Nov. 19 — Muhlenberg 2 

30 p. m. 
OU p. m. 
00 p. m. 
00 p. m. 

Soccer, Freshman 


Both the varsity soccer team and the 
freshman eleven will bid for consecutive 
victory number seven when they embark 
on their respective schedules in October. 

Champions of the Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference, the hooters will engage two non- 
league opponents, Temple and Penn State. 
Of the five Conference assignments, three 
will be at home. One of th? home games 
will be with Dre.xel the morning of Home- 
coming, Oct. 22. 

Undefeated and untied last Fall, the 
freshman gridders will play five games 
this year, opening in Memorial Stadium 
Saturday night, Oct. 15, against Lock 
Haven Teachers junior varsity. 


Oct. 1 — Temple Away 

Oct. 8 — Penn State Away 

Oct. 15— Delaware HOME 

Oct. 22— Drexel HOME 

Oct. 28 — Gettysburg Away 

Nov. 5 — W. Maryland Away 

Nov. 12— F. & M HOME 

Nov. 19 — Lock Haven Away 


Oct. 15— *Lock Haven HOME 

Oct. 21— F. & M Away 

Oct. 29— Gettysburg HOME 

Nov. 5 — Temple Away 

Nov. 1 1 — Penn State Away 

* night game 


The Thundering Herd began to whoop 
it up here Sept. 1, when Coach Harry 
Lawrence and his aides greeted the 1949 
vanguard of varsity gridders who will 
open the season Saturday night, Oct. 1, 
in Memorial Stadium against New York 

About 20 lettermen and several talented 
players from the 1949 undefeated and un- 
tied freshman team are among the candi- 
dates battling for first-string positions. 
The training program calls for double 
sessions daily until the opening of the 
college Sept. 22. Scrimmages with two 
other college squads are also awaiting 
the Bisons before the campaign inaugural. 

After meeting the Violets, the Herd will 
play host Oct. 8 to the University of Dela- 
ware, in a game that will mark the 25th an- 
niversary of Memorial Stadium. It will also 

Oct. 14— Temple 8 

Oct. 29— Buffalo 2 

Nov. 5 — Gettysburg 2 

Nov, 12— Lafavette 2 

40 p. m. 
15 p. m. 
00 p. m. 

00 p. m. 

be the lOUth varsity encounter pla^'cd in 
the environs of the concrete horseshoe. 

Washington and Jefferson, an old tor- 
mentor, will be the opponent Homecoming- 
Day, Oct. 22. The Presidents hold an 11 to 5 
advantage in the series, including an 18 
to 13 decision over the Bisons in a thrill- 
and-mud-packed encounter at Washing- 
ton. Pa. 

Rounding out the schedule of home at- 
tractions will be the annual bout with 
Muhlenberg College Nov. 19. The Bisons 
will also play away four times, visiting 
at Temple, Buffalo, Gettysburg and 


Bucknell Athletic Council 

Last Name 






* Oct. 1 





Nov. 19 

Home Games 

New York LTniversitv 


W. & J. (Homecoming) 


No. Tickets 






Amt. of 

* Night game 

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September 1949 

Samuel E. Smith. Rachel M. Steckel, Mrs. Ruth 
Peck Steiner, Stephen Terpak, Elizabeth Turn- 
er, Mrs. Sara Manahan Wolf, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Wurtenberg Wright, Mrs. Marv Eisenmenger 


Howard E. Ackman, Mrs. Ruth Grove Ander- 
son. Frank E. Baker, Leslie E. Baker, M. Louisa 
Baxter. Mildred P. Biddison, Warren F. Breisch, 
Doris M. Brininstool. Max W. Bussom. Mrs. 
Helen Weidenhamer Clarke. John F, Cox, Mrs. 
Carolyn Brown Crowl, Roland C. Cunningham. 
Mrs. Dollie Schaffner Dietrich, Ellis R. Defi- 
baugh. Ruth A. Dreibelbis. Mrs. Carrie Smith- 
gall Ebert, Mrs. Charlotte Bosler Ellis. Donald 
C. England, Harry H. Engle, George R. Faint. 
J. Wallace Foster, Mrs. Grace Matz Fritz, 
Frank L. Frost. Jr., Gertrude Gardner, Mrs. 
Hanna Davis Golightly, William D, Golightly. 
Blanchard Gummo. Ralph S. Hagan. Mrs. Sara 
Walton Haines. Albert H. Harris. Francis Has- 
kett, E. Colvin Hassenplug, Mrs. Grace Good 
Haupt, Theodore Heysham, Jr., Mrs. Mildred 
Francisco Hopper. Emerson Jenkins, Allen P. 
Jones. Frank L. Jones. C. G. Kapp, Lee Kissing- 
er, Carl H. Kivler, Mrs. Helen Morton Koons, 
Joseph Laher, James Landau, William M. Ly- 
barger, Mrs. Marian Mcllnay Reed. Murdo J. 
Mackenzie, Mrs. Carolyn Hunt Mahaffey, Web- 
ster S. Mann. Mrs. Florence Pratt Miller. Roy 
E. Nicodemus, Kermit L. Noll, Alexander M. 
Palmer. Helen G. Peifer, Roslyn T. Reed, Fred 
I. Reinert, Phoebe M. Reinhart, William D. 
Reitz. George F. Riddile, Alice E. Rossiter, Paul 
G. Schmidt, Russell C. E. Schue. Romualdo R. 
Scicchitano. Mrs. Dorothy Berkheimer Shaw, 
Dorothy Snyder. Mrs. Alice Savage Spaeth, 
Clair G. Spangler, Mrs. Louise Barnes Standem. 
Walter A. Stevens, Estella Stewart, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Hartranft Thomas, William G. Thomas, 
Mrs. Mary Seidel Thompson. William E. 
Thompson, Jr.. Esther E. Vonada. Charles F. 
White, Frank Widemire, Jr.. Edward G. Wil- 
liams, Mrs. Johannetta Snyder Wilsbach. Carl 
K. Wolfe, Paul J. Woodring, Kenneth E. Young. 


Fred R. Amsler, Mrs. Mary Stahl Amsler, F. 
Earl Bach. Guy W. Bailey, W. L. Battin. Jr., 
H. F. Bird. Robert A. Black. Lelia Bower, Cath- 
erine P. Boyle. Anna L. Brown, Stewart F. 
Brewen, Eugene D. Carstater, M. A. dinger. 
Grace Cooley. Mrs. Elberta Stone Councilman. 
Carlton G. Coleman, Mrs. Catherine Frederick 
Crowding. J. Norman Davies, Albert O. Dreher. 
R. N. Dutton, R. H. Edwards. Mrs. Marie Shaf- 
fer Faber, Charles T. Farrow, Jr., John W. Fish- 
er. Mrs. Florence Utt Focht, G. H. Fritzinger, 
Carlton L. Gardner, Kenneth E. Gardner. Rob- 
ert Y. Garrett, Jr., Mrs. Juanita Curtis Gelder, 
Elizabeth Griffith, Mildred Grigsby, Ross Hager- 
man, Clarissa Hamblin. J. Harold Hand, Jr.. 
Christine N. Hardy, Mrs. Maria Salisbury Har- 
ris. George T. Henggi, Carl A. Hile. Mrs. Anna 
VanDine Hill. Richard L. Horter, Eurfryn Jones, 
Malcolm G. Jones. Samuel H. Jones, Edward A. 
Knorr, Mrs. Isabelle Morrison Kushell, Roy A. 
Lady. Mrs. Kathryn Kleckner Laher, Gilbert 
A. Long, Harold C. Marshall, Clarence J. Martz, 
Joseph W. McCormick, Jr., Bruce A. McHail, 
Roye M. McLane, Mrs. Louise Matthews Miers, 
T. Jefferson Miers, Howard C. Miles, John B. 
Miller. William I. Miller, Martha M. Morrow, 
A. P. Mosser. Kenneth T. Murphey. Thomas E. 
Murphy, Mrs. Ethel Fowler Nicely, J. Nyce Pat- 
terson, Mrs. Ruth Propert Postpichal. Stewart 
L. Rankin, James S. Replogle, George B. Reed. 
Mrs. Carrie Smith Rood. Mrs. Margaret Dakin 
Mossbarger, Russell E. Sangston, Mrs. Thelma 
Stamm Seidel, J. Paul Shaffer, Mrs. Eleanor 
Bair Shepard. J. M. Shultzabarger, Kenneth W. 
Slifer, Robert D. Smink, Elizabeth Stalford. 
John E. Steely, Mrs. Ann Zerby Summerill. 
Norman H. Thorn. Willard H. Tice, Penrose 
C. Wallace, Emerson E. Ware, William R. 
White, Anthony K. Wilsbach. 

"Fortunate indeed are we who live on 
our Alma Mater's doorstep, to enjoy 
throughout each year the throngs of stu- 
dents who seek out the Bucknell Way- 
of-Life. and to take advantage of the 
cultural and social activities she has to 
offer to faculty, students, graduates, 
and townspeople, alike. Here the 'Mem- 
'ries fond' always are 'Tropping by'." 
Florence Utt Focht '26 


Mrs. Martha Felty Ackerly, George W. Bailey, 
Stuart H. Bean. Donald F. Beidleman. Gilbert 
L. Bennett, Irene Bixler. William R. Boben. 
Mrs. Marian Harkness Bower, Harry F. Brad- 
ley, Arthur L. Brandon, Howard A. Bull. J. N. 
Caldwell. Donald E. Catlin. Samuel V. Convery, 
John H. Crawley. John S. Cregar, Mrs. Cora 
Edwards Davies, Mrs. Anna Cutwater Day. Mrs. 
Mary Houtz Deebel. Evelyn H. Deen, LeRoy F. 
Derr. Elmer W. Dietz, Robert W. Dill, Ralph E. 
Dorman, Marlyn D. Etzweiler, Beryl A. Fleming, 

Ralph W. Flexer. H. W. Gardner, Katherine E. 

Gaventa, Mrs. Ruth Matz Gehret. Carl J. 
Geiser, Earl A. Gill, John R. Gilmour, James V. 
Giordano, Mrs. Catharine Mench Glenn, W. C. 
Gretzinger, Helen R. Grove. Vivian S. Gummo. 
Thomas D. Hann. Jr.. George W. Hart. Earl J. 
Hartman, Herbert E. Heim, Mrs. Marjorie Ditz- 
ler Heim. Pegley Hopp, James E. Hulick. Mrs. 
Goldena Guilford Jenkins, G. Marjorie Kerr, 
Clara A. Kimball. Darwin D. Klinetob, John W. 
Kling, Mrs. Mary Konkle Koopmann, C. J. 
Kushell, Jr., Mrs. Phoebe Bloomfield Lauder- 
baugh, Elizabeth K. Lawson, Ralph H. Martz, 
Earl F. McClune, Mrs. Helen Thomson McGee, 
William P. McNutt, J. Gilbert Malone, Clifford 
H. Mellor, Jr., Mrs. Sara Milhous Merrick, 
Bruce J. Miller, William F. Moore, John C. 
Morrison, Mrs. Mabel Funk Murray, Mrs. 
Frances Aumiller Murphey, James A. Over- 
dorff, Walter L. Ranck. Mrs. Edith Womer 
Reichard, Mrs. Veta Davis Replogle, Clyde L. 
Roller, Mrs. Amy Haldeman Roop, Harry S. 
Ruhl, Howard B. Schanely, Irvin A. Seltzer, 
Jane E. Shrum, Mrs. Marion Coe Sisson, Mrs. 
Caryl Dutton Slifer, Charles H. Springer, W. S. 
Stephens, Mrs. Ruth Marion Sweigart, Harold 
F. Webber. Mrs. Marguerite Rathmell Wag- 
goner, Harry H. Williams, Lytle M. Wilson, 
Henry R. Young. 

"Because I grew up in Lewisburg, 
Bucknell means home to me — home of 
excellent educational opportunities and 
the place where many cherished friend- 
ships were begun for me." 

Mrs. Martha Felty Ackerly '27 


Mrs. Anna Everitt Avery, Catherine B. Bal- 
het, Jane R. Beakley. Mrs. Cornelia Trowbridge 
Eiddle, Mrs. Mary Johnson Bieber. Mrs. Louise 
Mayes Bingaman, Mrs. Eleanor Schooley Bly. 
William B. Brown. Jr., Mrs. Marjorie Jones 
Camp. Mrs. Marie Helwig Carstater. Kenneth 
E. Corson, Mrs. Ruth Bray Couch, Mrs. Sara 
Deck Crossgrove. D. Elizabeth Davis. Preston 

B. Davis, Mrs. Dorothy Wolverton Devereux, 
Mrs. Madeline Hartman Dickel, Mrs. Eleanor 
Miller Dill, Donald E. Eaton. Mrs. Elva Horner 
Evans. Ralph H. Feick. Mrs. Mary Rodgers 
Feick. Margaret M. Field. Mrs. Pauline Belles 
Fink. Brown Focht, Albert K. Foster. Milton F. 
Frable, Jr., Mary E. Furry, Mrs. Sara Reed 
Gerhart. Patrick J. Gillespie. Mrs-. Dorothy 
Griffith Grimm, Clarence E. Groover, Mrs. 
Sarah DeArmond Groover. Leo F. Hadsall. An- 
thony J. Harlacher, Jeannette M. Heller, Fred- 
erick R. Helwig, Mrs. Rena Anderson Hender- 
son, Sara R. Heysham. Edward T. Hill. Mrs. 
Josephine Behney Hoffman, Francis C. Hopkins, 

C. Elwood Huffman. Mrs. Mary Royer Hughes, 
Mrs. Catherine Marshall Humphreys, Paul M. 
Humphreys. Harry C. Hunter. Ethel W. Hurst. 
Mrs. Caroline Stafford Johnson, Frank E. 
Johnston, Edwin L. Keiser. Jr., Dorothy J. 
Knapp, Thomas Lewis. Jean E. Little. Lenore 
M. Losch, Mrs. Helen Durkin McNutt, Mrs. 
Lorinne Martin Marsh. William R, Mertz. John 
B. Middleton, E. Klea Montague. J. Maxwell 
Moore, E. James Morrissey, Mrs. Christine 
Sterner Moyer. Earle L. Moyer. Eugene E. Noble, 
B. A, Priemer. Louis A. Pursley. Harold Z. 
Reber. Thomas M. Reimensnyder, Mrs. Lois 
Davis Ripley, Donald H. Ross. Lawrence Scotti, 
Mrs. Catharine Cunningham Sheppard. J. C. 
Sheppard, Wilbur S. Sheriff, M. C. Shuttles- 
worth, J. R. Signorino, Mrs. Ruth Heritage 
Stanton, D. E. Story. Donald D. Streeter. Wen- 
del A. Swartz, Alfred R. Ulmer, John R. Vas- 
tine. Alvin S. Wagner, Dale R. Wagner. Lois T. 
Wager. Mrs. Nancy Kennedy Wakefield, Mrs. 
Barbara Reifsnyder Wendhi. Edna L. Whitaker, 
Mrs. Genevieve Punches Whitehead. Wyatt E. 
Williams, Frank F. Wilsbach, J. L. Wolfgang, 
R. Graham Wood. 

"Bucknell means to me, 'My home away 
from home'." 

Frank F. Wilsbach '28 

Albert J. Abbott, Karl C. Albig. Mrs. Hazel 
Kennedy Anderson. Lyle E. Anderson. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Mills Angat, Mrs. Josephine Schilling Ar- 
magost, Clyde P. Bailey, Mrs. Dorothy Lemon 
Bailey, Mrs. Mary Gochnaur Banker, Rodney 
K. Barlow, Carlton U. Baum, Adam D. Bavo- 
lack, Mrs. Deborah Deacon Betz. Kenneth A. 
Bidlack, Mrs. Harriet Menges Black, John A. 
Buck, Mrs. Alice Spokes Cawley. Louis C. 
Ceraso. Rowland H. Coleman. Harry S. Cox, 
Jr., Clarence W. Cranford, Eugene E. Credi- 
ford, Elton C, Cryder, Mrs. Ruth Welch Dukes. 
Mrs. Jessie Fielding Eyster. George A. Ferrell, 
Jr.. Henry M. Fessler. Paul E. Fink. Kenneth 
S. Fisher. John E. Poresman. Elizabeth Freder- 
ick, Eleanor Winslow Garnow. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Montgomery Gring, N. H. Heiligman. William 
Koran. John M. Horter. W. DufQeld Hoy, 
Charles F. Hulings, Frederick F. Jacobs, Elias 
R. Johnson. Charles W. Kalp, Mrs. Mary 
Thomas Kammire, Mrs. Ruth Carstater Kline, 

Kathryn E. Klingman, Howard G. Kulp. Jr. 
John A. Lindner, Mrs. Delia Kisor Lindner, 
Louis T. McAloose, D. Montfort Melchior, 
Kimball D. Miller, Eugene Mirarchi, Harold W. 
Murray. Mrs. Katherine Boyer Pike, Donald W. 
Richardson. Mrs. Sara Eeck Ricker, Mrs. Mary 
Taubel Rieder, Herbert K. Reigle. Mrs. Emilie 
Williams Reimensnyder, Hugo Riemer, Alton 
J. Roth, Henry C. Rupp, Paul J. Seidel, John 
S. Seigh. A. P. Seller, Mrs. Helen Leininger 
Starke, Alice M. Smull. Robert E. Snauffer. 
Mrs. Grace Troutman Stetz, Frank S. Storaci, 
Clara Fortner Sweeney. Prank A. Swing. Mrs. 
Margaret Sterling Thomas, Mrs. Sarah CoUner 
Vensel. Dorothy Wagner. Mrs. Irene Noll 
Wallace, Kirby Walls, Mrs. Marie Fethero'.f 
Weber, Albert Weidensaul, E. Wallace Wilkin- 
son, Madeline L. Wood, Mrs. Esther Heritage 
Wright, Dorothy L. Wrightnour, Fay Yordy. 

Frank D. Armstrong. Harry D. Benford. 
John R. Bower. John E. Bridegum, Mrs. Grace 
Schaum Burlew, John S. Burlew. Mrs. Ercil 
Bates Cady, Richard J. Clark. Mrs. Esther 
Kemi Coleman, Mrs. Geraldine Welchons Craft, 
Mrs. Catherine Hill Davis, S. Gilbert Evans, 
John N. Feaster, Benjamin Fenichel. Mrs. Edna 
Craft Fessler. Elizabeth Figner, Fred Fisher. 
John B. Frederick. Mrs. Helen Welliver Girton. 
Mrs. Freida Miller Grimes. Fordyce C. Hauber, 
Mrs. Goldie Heyman Henry, Spencer W. Hill, 
Sara L. Ingersoli, Mrs. Mary Stahlman, 
Kester, John Klepper, Frederick E. Lehman, 
Ralph G. Lingle, Jr., Francis D. Meeker, Mrs. 
Janet Bingaman Meredith, Charles E. Mohr, 
Jennie C. Owens, Robert L. Payne. Milton J. 
Potter, Juliet M. Robertson, Mary M. Rupp. 
Mrs. Elsie Randall Rutt, Mrs. Clara Miles 
Schreyer, Mrs. Ethel Henion Seiler, Mrs. Ruth 
Wentwoi-th Shure. Amos B. Smith. John 
Snyder. Jessie L. Soars, Geraldine C. Spurr, 
Marlin B. Stephens. Mrs. Ruby Smith Stoll. 
C. Malverns Stutsman. D. Gordon Titus, Max 
M. Ufberg, David C. Ulmer, George O. 
Wagner. Lincoln S. Walter, Jr., Mrs. Mary 
Bennett Weidensaul, Mrs. Helen Ryder Winter, 
Mrs. Catherine Browne Wishart, Erwin Woer- 
ner. Edward Yawars. Jr. 


Mrs. Constance Hulick Alcan, Mrs. Helen 
Jones Alexander, Walter E. Angstadt. Dale D. 
Baker. Mrs. Helen Jones Bailey, Mrs. Marie 
Trunk Barlow, Mrs. Evelyn Stoler Bernstein, 
Robert H. Bogar, Mrs. Ann Sprout Bolster, 
Dorothy M. Bonawitz, Mrs. Helen Devitt Butler. 
Luther O. Carlisle, James D. Carrier, Lester J. 
Chilson. Helen E. Christopher. Charles L. 
Crow, D. Innes Dann. Harold Dayton. Charles 
M. Deatherage, Mrs. E. Grace Grimshaw Dun- 
dore. Merle M. Edwards. Jr., William N. Egge, 
Donald L. Eilenberger, Trennie E. Eisley. Mrs. 
Lily Tompkins Fearn. A. S. Fleming, Elwood B. 
Force. Charles F, Fox, Jr., Mrs. Marian Stin- 
son Fox, Helen R. Garbutt. Meribah Gardiner, 
Mrs. Marie Condit Giles, Sherwood Githens, 
Jr.. Bertha S. Gramm. Lehigh W. Haefie, 
Keith Haines, Kenneth A. Haynes. Mrs. 
Dorothy Grimshaw Heme, William L. Herbst, 
Samuel A. Hopkins. Prank W. Hower, Mrs. 
Augusta Cooper Janney. Chris H. Kammire, 
Robert J. Keenan, Robert H. Keiser. James H. 
Konkle. Jr., Russell L. Kressler. Adolph Langs- 
ner. Frederick M. Locke. Warren J. Mc- 
clain, Mrs. Roberta Slifer McDowell. Mrs. 
Virginia Lambert Mattern. Mrs. Esther O- 
'Blenis Meinhard, W. Kane Miller. Arthur E. 
Minnier. Harold E. Mitchell. Joseph Nissley. 
Mrs. Martha Warner O'Brien. Mrs. Sara Bray 
Parrish, Mrs. Metta Allen Plant, Helen Reece. 
Mrs. Miriam Stafford Rollins, Mrs. Mary Mc- 
Clure Rudolph, George A. Ruhl, Mrs. Marie 
Stampul Sarcka, John J. Shields. Paul M. 
Show^alter. J. G. Shuttlesworth. Mrs. Ruth 
Thomas Simonson, James R. Simpson, Mrs. 
Alice Drennen Smalstig. Edward J. Smalstig, 
A. Crossley Smith, Jr., Charles P. Snyder, Mrs. 
Nancy Griffith Snyder, Mrs. Ruth Weidemann 
Snyder. Albert T. Sprankle. John A. Stabile. 
Mrs. Margaret Ross Steele. Mrs. Alice Sweeley. 
Sucher. Robert J. Thompson, George H. Van- 
Tuyl, Jr.. Mrs. Virginia Cowell Wahl. Mrs. 
Madeline Waldherr Wertheim. Mrs. Catherine 
Shortlid'2:e Wilson, Charles R. Winter. George 
A. Wright. Jacob W. Zang. 

Mary M. Bickel. Dominic D. Borrella. Mrs. 
Helen Walters Breston. Bettina Bucknam. 
Henry G. Coates, Mrs. Helen Kellogg Calkins, 
Anthony F. Chernefski, Rupert H. Cicero, 
Janet E. Cooper. Jane P. Crispin, Robert J. 
Crothamel, Mrs. Grace Corman Decker, 
Kenneth S. Dunkerly. John S. Fetter. Harold 
L. Foss, George S. Friedman. Harry G. Fry, 
Mrs. Charlotte Lebo Fuller, Agnes K. Garrity. 
Nathaniel Glazier. Mrs, Josephine Eisenhauer 
Good. David E. Gring, Jr.. Walter E. Hall. 
Quinton D. Hewitt. Kenneth E. Hoak. C. 
Nissley Hoak. Lloyd S. Hoffman, Mrs. Lydia 
Ziegler Innes, John P. James, John E. Knight. 
Frances E. Knights, Mrs. Virginia Kandle Kohl, 
David F. Krug. Rose M. Kunkle, Nathan H. 

September 1949 


Kutcher. Mrs. Barbara Smith Laudenslager, 
Shirley M. Leavitt. Mrs. Mary Beck Leiby, Mrs. 
Marian Ash McClain, Louis A. March, Cyrus 

D. Marter, C. Eugene Miller, Mrs. Mary Bolger 
Miller. Mrs, Alice Baumer Moore, Philip B. 
Neisser, Mary A. Neyhart, Victor H. Oleyar, 
George PhilHps, Sidney G, Ranck, Mrs. Helen 
Kelly Rickett. Stephen W. Roberts. Norman P. 
Rosseau, Newton H. Ruch. Evadne Ruggles, 
George F. Sandel. Mrs. Grace Fithian Slieaffer, 
Mrs. Marion Klapp Smith. James B. Stevenson, 
Mildred F. Walton, Pauline K. Wenner, Joseph 

E. Wentzell, William H. Wood, Nolan F. Zieg- 

Mary E. Baldwin. Frank F. Becker, Mrs. 
Fannie Wood Brown, Mrs. Mary Grove Bell- 
meyer, Joseph S. Bellmeyer. Lester R. Banner. 
Mrs. Doris Longenberger Bittle, Mrs. Iva Harner 
Blouch, Loren P. Bly, Mrs. Janet Blair Bogar, 
Paul A. Bowers, D. Clayton Brouse. Margaret 
D. Brown, Mrs. Catherine Reese Carlisle, Mrs. 
Ellen Evans Clark, James J. Colavita. Franklin 
H. Cook. Mrs. Harriet Heydenreich Covert, 
Mrs. Grace Ingram Crago. James H. Davis, 
Max W. Demler, Mrs. Myra Grigg Diemer, 
Margaret B. Dougherty, Albert H. Fenster- 
macher, Cliester D. Fisher, Lehman P. Gil- 
more. Ann M. Graybill, Mrs. Marjorie Hahn 
Gronquist, Alfred B. Haas, Helen L. Hanson, 
Mrs. Helen Butler Hartzler, Mrs. Frances Mc- 
Gee Heim. George H. Heinisch, Jr.. Mrs. Mary 
Bell Heritage, Mrs. Marie Groff Hester, Ira 
P. Hoffman. Mrs. Margaret VanTuyl Jeffery, 
David Jenkins, Philip E. Jones, Viola M. Kaste. 
Harald E. Kenseth. Edward R. King, Charles 
P. Leach, F. Kennard Lewis, John L. Mc- 
Goldrick, Norman D. MacKenzie. Hugh L. 
Marshall. Jr., John C. Mathews, James W. 
Mettler, Nathan Moster, Mrs. Gladys Steele 
Murray, Mrs. Edna Cleckner Myers. F. M. 
Offenkrantz, W. Frederick Ort, Mrs. Gretchen 
Fisher Peirce, Burt C. Pratt. Louise Rakestraw. 
Mrs. Emily Steininger Reish. Ralph M. Reish, 
Robert M. Rodgers, Anna M. Rohland, Howard 
C. Rose, Mrs. Mavette Carliss Rose. Frank A. 
Ross. Mrs. Charlotte Girton Rupp. Louis J. 
Russo, Campbell Rutledge, Jr.. Marguerite A. 
Schafer. Mrs. Elizabeth Bentley Scheffler, Ira 
K. Shipman, Mrs. Sarah Graham Showalter, 
Charles P. Siede, Mrs. Pearl Nieman Siegel, 
Robert H. Smith, Mrs. Virginia Humphreys 
Smith, Samuel S. Stern. Gordon B. Taylor, 
Mrs. Beatrice Smith Tileston. Caroline C. 
Vinyard, George R. Walters. Abe W. Wasser- 
man. C. Edmund Wells, Robert F. Williams, 
Donald B. Young, Dominic A. Zanella. 

"In my contacts with people of all 
walks of life, I have found that Bucknell 
is held in high esteem by everyone." 

Max W. Demler '33 


Louise C. Baker, Samuel Barker. Mrs. Louise 
Baker Bausch, Mrs. Mary Noll Benson, Norman 
Berkowitz. Mrs. Sophie Steuer Bishop. Mrs. 
Harriet Kramer Breen. Harold J. Brough, Har- 
vey D. Burgstresser, Mrs. Jean Hill Bush, Paul 
C. Confer, James M. Converse, Eugene M. Cook. 
Mrs. Laura Beltz Crabbe, John P. Deck. Mrs. 
Ruth Leymeister Ditchey, Jack V. Dorman, 
Mary K. Dunham. Michael P. Esposito. Mrs. 
Helen Showalter Evans, James F. Favino, Edgar 
L. Fendrich. Clavin Fisher, Harry C. Fithian, 
Tilman H. Foust, Mrs. Marie Steinbach Pox. 
Woodrow W. Gangewere. Walter C. Geiger, 
Walter H. Gilleland, Wellard T. Guffy, Vincent 
A. Halbert, William Hallbauer, Roland F. Har- 
beson. Dorothy M. Harpster, Margaret C. Horn, 
Mrs. Kathryn Fluck Huus, Mary E. Iddings, 
Mrs. Virginia Shupe Ihrig. Arthur E. Iredel, 
Mrs. Doris Rolfe Jackson, Isabel M. James, 
Owen W. James, George T. Kehrer. Horace M. 
King, Frank S. Knights, Levere M. Leese, Paul- 
ine E. Light, Donald L. McCay. Mrs. Lida Wen- 
del Milliken. William F. Moll, Edith L. Morri- 
son, Francis Moyer, Edward C. Myers, Walter 
J. Nikodem, Grace Oaks, T. G. Parker, Henry 
L. Phillips, William F. Plankenhorn, Elsie 
Shields Ravenell, Hedrick C. Ravenell, Mrs. 
Edna Schneider Reiter, John H. Richards, Jr., 
Raymond R. Rommelt, Harold D. Ruger. F. 
John Schneider, Mrs. Elizabeth Mayhew Sher- 
man, Kelvin L. Shields, Margaret G. Sober. 
Dale G. Stortz, Mrs. Helen Hoffner Simpson, 
Mrs. Edna Foster Smith, Irving M, Stern. Vin- 
cent B. Wayland, Nelson E. Wendt, Harry G. 
Young, Isadore I. Zlotkin. 


Mrs. Romlyn Rivenburg Balsbaugh. Robert E. 
Beckman, Alfred G. Benson, Jr., John L. Ber- 
gen, Jr.. Doris E. Bindrim, Frederick C. 
Blanchard, Albert L. Brown. Jr., Gertrude 
Carey, Alice Sutman Colvin, Timothy J. Dela- 
ney, Theron S. Dersham, Mrs. Ann Orr De- 
schanel, Mrs. Gladys Zarfos Favino, Mrs. 
Georgia Sealey Foresman, Forrest W. Francis, 
Martha R. Fulmer, Bernard Glazier. R. Dixon 
Herman, Mrs. Isabel Kelty Hunt. Mrs. Margaret 
Noll Hunt, Raymond Hunt, Charles S. Jackson, 
Harry L. Jenkins, Mrs. Luella Pierce Jenkins, 
J. Reed Johnston, Arthur G. Kades, Lois W. 

Knights, Philip Kliman, Mrs. Elaine Ifill Lar- 
son, Robert Lindner. Gardiner L. Loughery, 
Mrs. Mary Hill Loughery, Mrs. Laura Fuller 
Maillardet, Mrs. Marjorie Miller Maish. George 
L. McGaughey, Felix Meinikheim. Dorothy M. 
Moody, Grace M. Moore, Jerome D. Morris, 
Ella L. Mundy, Melville D. Nesbit, James Or- 
loski, J. Claire Patterson, C. Frank Petrullo. 
E. J. Peters. Mrs. Margaret Weddell Peters. 
Mrs. Anna Fishel Poorbaugh, Daniel A. Primont, 
Leonhardt W. Scheffler, Allan I. Shirley, Wil- 
liam C. Shure, Theo Catherine Smith, Hazel 

E. Smith, Ralph C. Smith, Martha B. Stall- 
smith, F. Kathryn Stannert, Mrs. Emily Orr 
Stewart, William E. Thomas, Mrs. Helen Pay- 
ran Titus, Mary E. Walker, Miriam N. Warner, 
Harry Wightman. Janet M. Workman, Heber 
W. Youngken, Jr. 


F. Roger Ammon. Mrs. Eleanor Lombardo 
Anderson, Walter F. Anderson. Russell R. 
Boyer. Mrs. Charlotte Shupe Brown, Fred A. 
Bufanio, Kathryn E. Byerly, Mrs. Betty Grewe 
Chadwick. M. Howard Clark. Mrs. Helen Kich- 
line Clerk. Mrs. Sara Andrews Collins. Edward 
C. Condict, Mrs. Mildred Wiley Cowperthwait, 
William H. J. Dawson. John C. Decker. W. Gor- 
don Diefenbach. James A. Driscoll, Charles W. 
Duck. Eleanor N. Eckles. Harold H. Evans. Wil- 
liam B, Evoy, Ann D. Fagan, Guy W. Fairchild. 
Margaret C. Fairchild, Elizabeth M. Fisher. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Kehler Frederick. Jane A. Furey, 
Margaret Geiger. Carl L. Giles. Daniel F. Grif- 
fith, Robert M. Harries, Mrs. Jane Youngman 
Herald, Kenneth F. Herroid, John D. High, 
Robert T. Jones. Raymond A. Kanyuck, John C. 
Klinger, Genevieve Lawrence. Dean E. Lewis, 
Mrs. Mary Mallinson Long, Mrs. Dorothy Reeves 
Lord. Martha M. McFarland. Henry M. McGee, 
William E. Moir, Elsa L. Moser. Mrs. Janet 
Soars Piatt, Thomas Punshon, Jr., Edward A. 
Reisman, Robert W. Rhoads, J. B. Russell, 
Myron Rutkin, Virginia M. Shaw. John J. 
Sitarsky, Dean E. Smeal, Harry E. Smithgall, 
Jr., Roy H. Stannert. Mrs. Lillie Brown Stan- 
wood, Eric G. Stewart. Sigmund A. Stoler, 
Roger W. Straus, V. P. Summerfield, Jr.. Mrs. 
Harriet Kase Toland. Rosemarie J. Tursky, 
Armand F. Verga, J. Fred Weaver, Mrs. Jean 
Earnest Wells, Mrs. June LeQuatte Wendt. 
Arthur H. Winey, Mrs. Ople B. Fox Winey, 
Mrs. Jane Brewer Winkler, Louis H. Winkler. 

"The chaos of war and the uncertainty 
of the postwar years as well as the per- 
sonal problems of living never dim the 
promise of peace and productive living 
which Bucknellians achieved in their 
years on the campus ; and with this 
promise we can make a difference in the 
world because Bucknellians everywhere 
seem to accept this responsibility." 

Keimeth Herroid '36 


George T. Ballard, Mrs. Jeannette Evans Bal- 
lard. Mrs. Martha Knights Barraclough, Elmer 
R. Biddle, Jr.. Mrs. Joyce MacLeod Bond. Mrs. 
Miriam Newman Breth. William B. Clemens, 
Clinton A. Condict, Elia J. D'Addario, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Talley Decker, Frederick S. Derr, 
Frank W. Dunham. Helena Eck, Mable E. Eck, 
William E. Elcome. Jr.. Mrs. Ruth VanLeuven 
Elcome, Robert S. Even. Mrs. Georgiana Crum 
Esch. Mrs. Betty Slaaw Pager. Salvatore Fazio, 
John D. Filer, Mrs. Helen Morgan Griffith, Mrs. 
Beverly Jones Henderson, Leigh E. Herman, 
Mrs. Sarah Davis Hershey, Mrs. Anne Weather- 
by Hitchner, Mrs. Wilma Rettmer Hubbard, 
Mrs. Sarah Weller Jackson, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Shimer Karschner. Elwood Kerstetter. Robert 
M. Kling, C. Malcolm Knowles, John J. Lenker, 
John C. Litts, Mrs. Eloise KUnetob Marshall, 
George L. Marshall, Mary E. McLucas, Mrs. 
Hazel Jackson Mielke, Emil A. Mesics, H. W. 
Morreall, Jr., Charles O. Morris. Jr., Hugh 
Morrow, Jr., Samuel M. Nesbit, John C. O'Don- 
nell, Jr.. Vincent S. Palmisano. Sara Maddern ■ 
Price, Allen N. Reynolds, Jr., Mrs. Clementine 
Gordon Reynolds, George W. Richards, Thomas 
B. Richards. Emmanuel I. Sillman. Thomas W. 
Speck, William E. Sprout, Lloyd M. Swartz. 
James S. Sweely, Mrs. Ellen Gronemeyer Taxis, 
Catherine E. Tliompson, Mrs. Catherine Schatz 
Trutt. John B. VanWhy, George W. Wakefield, 
Jr., John C. Walsh. Helen B. Walters, Paul R. 
Walton, P. Herbert Watson, Joseph Weightman, 
Ward W. Whitebread, Thomas Wood, Jr., John 

F. Worth, Elizabeth A. Wray, WiUard D. 


Raymond M. Andrews, Francis X. Antonelli. 
Mrs. Dorothy Holota Arney, Mrs. Ann Morrow 
Aspinwall, Ferdinand Autenrieth. Jr., Wilmer 
,T. Beck, Ernest E. Blanche, Arthur C. Calvin, 
Florence E. Clapp, Isabelle L. Clouser. Kenneth 
Delafrange, Lester W. Dimmick. Mrs. Cathryne 
Birchard Dye, Robert B. Eckert, Mrs. Jeanne 
Kurtz Esser, Mrs. Ruth Dunlap Perrell, Ward 
E. Gage, Joseph J. Garrity, Mrs. AUce Freidel 

Gault. Mrs. Carol Davis Hart, Aaron J Heisen 

David W. Hughes. Seymour G. Hyman. Mrs. 
Louise Mack James. Mrs. Margaret Lloyd Kess- 
ler. Jean C. Kirby, Mrs. Elizabeth Stead 
Knowles. John T. Kotz. Josephine Latch Mrs 
Jennie Gray Ledden, Lewis J. Ledden. Edith 
M. Lipphardt. Jay E, Lowery, Mrs. Jean Miller 
McFadden, George V. McGee, Mary Belle Mc- 
Keage. J. Richard Mattern, Roger E. Mathieu, 
Forrest E. Metzger. Chester P. Norbert. Wil- 
liam R. Peebles, Earle B. Pierson, Jr., Joseph 
T. Quick, Mrs. Mary Bachman Quick. Charles 
D. Reed, Mrs. Mary Hudson Rooker, Daniel A. 
Rothermel, Mrs. Marion Ranck Rose. Harold L. 
Sager. Mrs. Ruth Walter Spotts, Carl M. 
Sprout, Mrs. Frances Jacobs Tausig, Margaret 
G. Thirkield, Seymour Trachman. Mary C. 
VanNort, John R. Wallace, Mrs. Ruth Wheeland 
Wentz. Mrs. Sally Reifsnyder Whitten. Mrs. 
Kathryn Shultz Wing. Kenneth D. Wolfe, A. J. 
Zager, Louis C. Zlotkin. 

"Ben Franklin said, 'If a man empties 
his purse into his head, no man can take 
it away from him. An investment in 
knowledge always pays the best 
interest.' Bucknell stands for the best 
investment in time, effort, money I 
ever made." 

Ward Gage '38 


Mary A. Allen, Mrs. Myra Albright Ammon, 
David R. Bagenstose. Frances E. Bennett. Mar- 
tin Blumenson. Grace C. Boyle. Charles O. 
Bracken, Mrs. Virginia Cornellier Briggs, Mrs. 
Maragaret Anderson Brown, E. A. Bruce, Mrs. 
Sara Liebensberger Cann, Barr Cannon. T. 
Chubb Condict. Grace E. CoUett. Mrs. Mary 
Dreher Colver. Lillie L. Deimler. Charles V. Dun- 
ham. Emma R. Fausak. Lester Feldman. Betty J. 
Flower. Mrs. Ida Schumaker Frederick. Leonard 
O. Friedman, Harold Frisoli, John C. Gault. Jr.. 
Arthur F. Goetz. John N. Greene, Mrs. Pearl 
Hostetter Gulden, John H. Gundrum, Francis 
B. Haas. Roy W. Hamme. George M. Hall, John 
A. Hall, Mrs. Margaret Ames Harrison, Betty J. 
Heller, William J. Heller. Mrs. Mildred Green 
Hershner, Richard R. Hertz, Mrs. Ruth Llewel- 
lyn Hess, H. C. Hinebaugh, Richard B. Hunter. 
William L. James, Jr.. Joseph W. Kohberger. 
John Y. Leiser. Robert B. Lewis, John C. Mc- 
Cune. II, Isabelle M. McGraw. Mrs. Inez Cros- 
sett McKay. M. Joseph Martelli, Kurt Manrodt, 
Mrs. Hannah Mervine Miles, Ernest C. Mueller, 
Richard Nathan. June E. Nelson. Carroll C. 
Nesbit, Ruth Perry, Henry N. Peters. Mrs. Jane 
Snyder Philbrook, Anthony Policelli. Mrs. A. 
Bernice Henry Rathmell, Zura Raup, Ralph 
Rees. Margaret E. Reiff, Frederick C. Ryan. 
William L. Ryder. Michael G. Schweikle, Larnie 
Shaw, D. Ralston Shupe, Frederick C. Sieber, 
Jr.. Mrs. Mildred Helfrich Simms, Jean E. 
Slack. Mrs. Janet Collins Slaymaker, Robert W. 
Smith. Charles T. Sober, Paul T. W. Strub, 
William Toland, Mrs. Ruth Borneman Traynor, 
Harry H. Wanner. Clarence R. Weaver, Carolyn 
William-s. Lewis G. Williams. Trever Williams, 
Frederick O. Yohn, Florence A. Youngman. 


Mrs. Margaret Bortz Andrews, F. Leon 
Arbogast, Jr., Mrs. Eliza Russell Armstrong, 
Michael L. Benedum. Carl A. Bennett, Earl E. 
Benton, Jr., Inza C. Bentz. Mrs. Virginia 
Strawn Berlenbach, Charles B. Bernhart. Jr., 
John M. Bonebrake, Wilbur B. Boyer, Louis A. 
Cirelli, Mrs. Janet Johnstone Clarke, William 
S. Creveling. Edna M. Cubberley, Marlin C. 
Decker, Joseph A. Diblin, James H. Duchine, 
Mrs. Carol Martin Dunham. Jack L. Dunn. 
Lewis K. English. H. Glenn Eshelman, Douglas 
L. Fish. Mrs. Mary L. Mayhew Fish. Samuel 
Fisher. Frank S. Funair, Robert M. Gearhart, 
Ruth Gemberling. Havard E. Griffith, Jr., 
Grace L. Haire, Mrs. Evelyn Galloway Hall. 
Robert K. Herzfelder. Gilbert R. Hickie. Melvin 
Jaffe, E. A. Kandle. Carson W. Kauffman. Mrs. 
Edna Marsh Kennedy. John A. Kessler. Mrs. 
Ruth Cox Kohberger. Wayne E. Knouse, Homer 
Knox. Carter L. Larsen. Beth Lautenschlager, 
Calvin C. Lombard. Mrs. Margaret Davis Mc- 
Pherson. Mrs. Dorothy Oaks McRae, Mrs. 
Ruth Leppard MacDowell. Mrs. Elma Griscom 
Mack. Eleanor L. Mallalieu. Floretta M. Meck- 
ler, Charles F. Millard, Mrs. Christine Nardy 
Mohrhusen, Alice C. Moore. Mrs. Mary Wilkalis 
Monroe. Mrs. Betty Brinkman Morgan. Geral- 
dine H. Murphy. Mrs. Elizabeth Koshland 
Parker. Frank Paul, H. C. Pegg, Walter G. 
Peters, Fred J. Phillips, Jr.. Mrs. Rae-Louise 
Shultz Porch, Edward E. Quinn, Mrs. Jane 
Stannert Ranck. Mrs. Jeannette Armstrong 
Randolph, Joseph A. Reid, Jr., John M. Rice, 
Leo J. Roe, Mrs. Helen Peachey Rohrs. Barbara 

A. Rupp. Mrs. Anabel Kreider Schnure, Robert 

B. Schnure, Mrs. Edith Winkler Scott, Mrs. 
Doris Loos Selinger, Mrs. Elizabeth McQuay 
Sibley. Charles B. Smith. B. Jack Stadler, 
Robert L. Stanton, C. Carl Stauffer. Mrs. Ruth 
Danby Stauffer, Isaac Tressler. Mrs. Marie 
Roversi Tydings, Mrs. Permilla Miller Walcott, 
Mrs. Ruth Trinkaus Weemhoff, Harry W. 
Wenner. Mrs. E. Jeanne Rolfe Wenner, Gerald 


September 1949 

L. Wilson. Robert D. Wilt, John C. Winter. II, 
Richard V. Yount. 


Clara J. Alston. Mrs. Janet Cristadoro Baker. 
Albert L. Berger, Wilbur R. Bloete. Mrs. Evelyn 
Day Brown, Mrs. June Lohman Bubb. C. Harold 
Bunting. Mrs. Alma Jacobs Burt. Marcella 
Burt. Thomas W. Cann. Jr., Gladys M. 
Chudomelka. James D. Craig. Luther C. 
Craumer, Mrs. Carolyn Minner Cressman. 
Glenwood J. Crist. John P. Crouse. Kenneth 
S. Dannenhauer, John W. Davis. Jr.. Anthony 
G. Dletz, Mrs. Grace Stone Dietz. Mrs. Mary 
Weibel Dinsmore. Mrs. Janet Clayton Dumelin. 
Joseph A. Durkin. Charles R. Edwards. Llewel- 
lyn A, Eyster, Sarah Francis. John A. Fox. 
Mrs. Eleanor Frith Gifford, Eugene R. Guinter, 
Mrs. Catherine Jones Hammerman. Frederick 

B. Hamilton, Jr.. F. W. Hankins. Henrietta L. 
Harrison. Ruth M. Hoy. WilUam C. Hulley. 
Ill, Arthur Jacobson. William S. Johnson. 
Cyril E. Kane, Hubert O. Keim. Robert M. 
Kerr, Harold A. Kerstetter. Miles M. Kosten- 
bauder. Mrs. Mildred Weitz Lahr, John R. 
Lepke. Miriam Lesher, John L. Lewis. 
Christian R. Lindback. Mrs. Jean Hechler 
Livengood, Ralph S. Livengood. Mrs. Lucille 
R. Rasmussen Masler, Richard A. Mathieson, 
Thomas O. Meyer, Mrs. Lois Hayward Minck. 
Mrs. Betty Fleckenstine Minnich, Lesher A. 
Mitchell. Robert Morrison. Mrs. Rachel Car- 
ringer Mo ye, Mrs. Dorothy Minium. Mueller, 
Robert J. Nolan, Frank Nonemaker. Jr., 
Richard W. Nutt, Clarence E. Peckham. Gladys 
H. M. Pipher. Charles W. Potter. Jr.. Lee S. 
Ranck, Charles P. Reed, Mrs. Martha Jane Rice 
Reed. Helen C. Roberts. Mrs. Martha Patton 
Roberts. Richard C. Scott. Mrs. Mildred Noxon 
Seavy, Carmer P. Shelhamer. Joseph P. Siesko. 
Roy E. Stahl. Jr.. Harold R. Stark. William 
Stephens. L. Russell Thacher, Jr., Robert H. 
Teter. R. E. Thomas, Virgil L. Towner, Darina 
Tuhy, James A. Tyson. Jr.. Raymond P. Under- 
wood. Louis J. Vender. Mrs. Viola Primm 
Verdier. John V. Ward. Howard E. Welsh. 
Donald E. Wilson. Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer Winters, 
June M. Wirth. Mrs. Lois Farlev Yccum. John 
F. Zeller. in. 


Harry M. Battersby, Allen W. Beck. John 
Bogusky. W. A. Bonawitz. Mrs. Doris Lutz 
Boswell, Mrs. Evelyn Claypool Bracken, John E. 
Britton, J. Kenneth Brown. Douglas W. Burt. 
Mrs. Virginia Long Butler, William C. Byrnes. 
Jr.. Daniel D. Casden. Mrs. Jean Koebley 
Cochran. Robert W. Connelly, Mrs. Gertrude 
Jones Davies, Earl E. Davis, Mrs. Jane Colter- 
yahn Davis. James T. Doherty. Robert W. 
bonehower. William M. Drout, J. Leslie Ehr- 
inger, John Espenshade, Margaret H. Faust, 
Sarah E. Frymire, Jean F. Gallagher, Franklin 
A. Gifford, Jr.. Richard M. Gray, D. Elizabeth 
Grimm. Theodore E. Hammer. Reed D. 
Hamilton, Carl Handforth. Mrs. Norma Schot- 
land Harris, Mrs. Maurine Hobbs Hieber, Oscar 
O. Hoffman. Gilbert P. Holt. Don L. Hopkins. 
Robert C. Houser. Mrs. Betty Gleckner Huskin. 
Robert M. Jones. Donald R. Kersteen, Hilda 
Keyser. Mrs. Mary Heacock Kulp. Stanley R. 
Lemler. Mrs. Lovenia Williams Loos, William 
McGuire. Leon H. Maneval, Clifford W. Man- 
nella. Daniel A. Mazzarella, Charles M. NefE, 
Mrs. Laurel Herrmann Newcomb. Linabelle 
Nicely. Eugene B. Nicolait, Jr., Mrs. Lenore 
McVaugh Patterson. Harvey P. Pettit. Mrs. 
Gertrude Stroud Pyle. Mrs. Mary Savidge 
Richards. Robert S. Salzberg. Fred O. Schnure, 
Jr.. F. Charles Schreiber. David J. Secunda. 
Charles J. Seltzer, Albert W. Shafer. Donald 
H. Sholl. Mrs. Phyllis Fuller Silvernail. James 
S. Simms. Mrs. Julie VanWhy Sivert. Mrs. 
Annabelle Shepler Smith, Mrs. Bertha Gannon 
Smith. Robert A. Snyder, S. Jean Stauffer, 
William R. Stott, Jr.. Mrs. Doris Green Teter. 
Harrison W. Thornell, Richard H. Tracy. 
Gilbert H. Unruh, Jr.. Walter S. Vanderbilt. 
Jr., Robert C. Whitehead, Jr., Mary H. Whit- 
ten. Bennett G. Williams, Mrs. Mary McGowan 
Williamson. Mrs. Sara Barnitz Yagel. Clara 
E. Yahle. Mrs. Sara Difenderfer Yeckley. 


Mrs. Isabella Harris Acker. CJiarles E. Apple- 
by. Jr.. John P. Bachman. Robert B. Bartow, 
Kenneth J. Baserman. Mrs. Norene Bond Ben- 
ton. Charles S. Bergman, Stephen B. Bizub. 
Douglas L. Bonham. Mrs. Mary Tripp Bonham. 
Marion J. Bonn, Luther Boyer, Frank Brink, 
LuVerne M. Brown. Esther M. Buss. Mrs. 
Eleanor Greene Byrnes. M. Eugene Cook. Mrs. 
Donna Perry Crage. Joe Culbertson. Eleanor 
Dorsey. Elaine R. Dylla. Richard F. Faber. 
Volney B. Frankel. Mrs. Sarah Felix Fredericks, 
M. Marie Fromuth. George C. Gibson, Harold 
E. Glazier, Paul F. Godley. Jr.. Mrs. Alice 
Watts Gowdey, Sidney Grabowski. Jr.. Fred- 
erick J. Griffin. Jr . Jane W. Griffith, William 
M. Griffiths. George F. Haines. Jr., Barbara 

C. Hann, Luella R. Hauck, Clinton Hegeman. 
Jr.. Muriel H. Heise. Walter G. Held. Ruth E. 
Howells. Harlan Husied, George Ishii, John 

D. Johannesen, Mrs. Mary Orso Johannesen, 
Mrs. June Carter Johnson. Herbert V. Jordan. 

Jr.. Mrs. Betty Keim Ketner. Arnaud M. King, 
Robert R. Krout, Mrs. Eleanor Pyle Latta. 
Kathryn E. Lauer. Jeanne Lever. Dale S. 
Lindberg. Harry G. McCuUey, Kathryn N. 
McLeavy, Russell McQuay. Jr.. Mrs. Carmen 
Kyle Maneval, Hiram B. Mann. Mrs. Virginia 
Mitchill Manrodt. Mrs. Patricia Salmon 
Mathieson, C. L. Melenyzer. Mrs. Marion 
Phillips Meyer. Betty E. Miles. James R. 
Moore. Mrs. Kathleen Marshall Morris. Eleanor 
E. Nicely. William H. Palmer. Mrs. Emily Seers 
Parkin, Douglas W. Passage. Mrs. Mary 
Beidler Pettit, Chester V. Podd. Mary j'. 
Poffenberger. Frances E. Reeder, George J. 
Rehkamp. Jr.. Mrs. Ruth Chamberlin Reiss. 
Charles Rodgers, Jr.. William S. Rollins. Mrs. 
Alice Leutner Rowland. Mrs. Jean Shake 
Rubick. Charles M. Sanker. Mrs. Beatrice 
Lepley Saylor, Harold J. Scheule. Herbert E. 
Schubert, Marlin L. Sheridan. Mrs. Janet Bold 
Sholl. Mrs. Kathryn Pawling Sieber, Robert 
E. Siegel. Mrs. Harriet Lynn Simmonds, Fred- 
erick A. Snell. Clifford M. Snowman. Rosalind 
M. Stevens. Anne E. Stevenson, Doris M. 
Thomas, William G. Thomas, Mrs. Margaret 
Gundy Ulmer. Mrs. Dorian Smith Vanderbilt. 
Jay W. Wagner. Mrs. Audrey Cook Wallace. 
Frances P. Walters, Mrs. Lois Laubach Webster, 
Stewart F. Whittam, Mrs. Marion Weist 
Wilkinson, Raymond H. Young, Olga Zernow, 
Sallie J. Zoerb. 


N. Arthur Adamson. Mrs. Irene Bardwell 
Adamson. Mrs. Caroline Day Allen. Mrs. Janet 
Leach Anderson, Harriet J. Ballentine. Mrs. 
Kathryn Stevenson Barclay. Elizabeth A. 
Baush, Mary R. Bennett. Seymour Bernstein. 
Mrs. Lois Loughead Boswell. Mrs. Catherine 
Windsor Bowe. John E. Brandt, Mrs. Margaret 
Meston Breg. Mrs. Mary Baldwin Brook. Flor- 
ence B. Brown, J. A. Cadwallader. Jr., J. Frank 
Cannon. Mrs. Virginia Thompson Cannon. Mrs. 
Anna Wheeler Carabullo, Myron R. Caverly. D. 
Elizabeth Coleman. Emmy L. Craig, Mrs. Jane 
Weber Culbertson. Eleanor E. Cummings. Owen 
Diringer, John Ferriss. Jr., Albert J. Fladd. 
Rosemary Ford. Earl R. Grose, Mrs. Anna Fet- 
terman Gutekunst. Mrs. Mary Shreve Harper. 
Dorothy L. Heller, Frank C. Heller. Robert D. 
Hieber. William A. Heim. Robert G. Heuer, 
Mrs. Jeanne Watts Hewson. Roland Hogan. Jr.. 
Estelle M. Howley, Mrs. Barbara Russel Husted. 
Robert M. Jacobs, Mrs. Margaret Swigart Kiehl. 
Mrs. Anne Gensier King. Jr., Mrs. Florence 
Fitzcharles Kuhl, II, Mrs. Jean Griest Leiby. 
Eugene Levitt. Mrs. Barbara Henry Long, Har- 
riet A. Love, Roland MacPherson. Mrs. Ruth 
Cooper MacPherson. Henry S. Mansel, Jr.. 
Louis W. Mardaga. Frank Mendes. Mrs. Ruth 
Smith Mendes, Peter M. Mensky. Harold 
E. Miller, Mrs. Patricia Geissel Moore, Mrs. 
Mary Olsen Muncaster. Mrs. Ottilie Fredericks 
Murphy. Wilburda M. Murphy, Fay E. Myers. 
Corinne Nahles, DeWitt B. Nester. John R. 
Noack. Joseph C. O'Brien. Mrs. Dorothy Bun- 
nell Palmer. Elmo Pascale. Ralph O. Ranck. 
John M. Raynor. Henry M. Reed. Mrs. Mar- 
jorie Storey Reinaker. Helen E. Royer, Anne E. 
Rubin. Erma L. Sambrook, William H. Schnure, 
Mrs. Helen Fisher Seiple, Donald W. Shields. 
Mrs. Bette Truelson Skuda. Leonard R. Smith. 
Jane Sortore, Arthur Straub, Jr., Mrs. Elinore 
Byer Swern. Louise Terrett, Mrs. Doris Bull- 
winkel Tusty, Madeline A. Valentine. Milton 
Velinsky. Mrs. Dora Seyfarth Verbeyst, Mrs. 
Nancy Byck Welch, Mrs. Carol Sproul White- 
head, Helen R. Will. Burr Williamson. Chester 
T. Winters, Mrs. June Chapman Wood, Hope M. 


Dorothy Anderson, Rachel M. Arbogast, Mrs. 
Doris Sievering Ashman, Mrs. Helen Grim 
Baker. John Baker. Mrs. Mary Rogers Baker. 
Mrs. Betty Cleckner Barnes, Mrs. Anne Ger- 
hard Bartow. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen Bartow. 
Lewis Bartow, Mrs. Dorothy Short Beck. Jane 
Dudley Bell. Katharine Bierlmier. Audrey J. 
Bishop. Charles G. Blattmachr, C. Walton 
Boughter, Mildred Braun, Irvin Bregman, Har- 
old F. Budd, Helen S. Cady. Theresa M. Cal- 
daraio. Mrs. Janet Southgate Caverly. C. Harold 
Cober. Mrs. Catherine Martin Cooke. Mildred 
G. Darlington, Mary H. Davis. Constance P. 
Dent. Lois F. Depuy. Frank Drout, Joan S. 
Dunham. E. E. Dunkle. William I. Dyer. Jr., 
Bettie L. Eichberg. Mary E. FoUmer. Phoebe G. 
Follmer, Warren T. Francis. Mrs. Jean Prowat- 
tain Frantz, Willis G. Goodenow. Mrs. Marcia 
Beatty Hammer. Herbert C. Harper. James L. 
Hess, Jr.. Lauretta J. Hulsizer, Mary Lou Jen- 
kins, William B. Jones. William H. Lane. Louise 
T. Laube. Mrs. Marian Murachanian Lowrie, 
James C. Maneval. George A. Markell, Jr.. 
Vera G. Messing. Mrs. Betty Whipple Meyn. 
Jean A. Painter, Nancy E. Patterson. George L. 
Peck. Mrs. Louise Stead Podd, H. Hayward 
Quillen. Charles J. Rehkamp. John H. Reichard. 
Minnie M. Ricks. Josephine Ridgeway, Daniel 
M. Roop. Mrs. Delia Edel Ruff. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Doughty Scanlan, Mrs. Anne Kloss Schnure. 
Mrs. Elsie Miller Schnure. Mrs. Ruthanne 
Studebaker Score, Mrs. Doris Okun Siegel. 
JeroU R. Silverberg. Mrs. Jennie Barklie Small. 
Martha Sober. Fred C. Stiner, Dorothy L. 

Stolzenberg. Kathryn H. Stout. Adele Weaver, 
Mrs. Norma Rogers Westneat, Richard W. 
Westneat. Mrs. Sylvia Cliffe Williamson, Nancy 
L. Woehling. Mrs. Janice Felmly Wurfel, Mrs. 
Miriam Krise Young. 

Richard S. A. Abbott. Mrs. Nancy Kline 
Allen, Fred H. Anderson. Alfred O. Ashman, 
Jr.. Manuel L. Barrett. Mary Baush. Rosemary 
E. Bennett. Seymour Berger, Sara C. Berk- 
heimer. Burton W. Bordow. Jean M. Brock, 
Doris L. Caldwell, Gifford S. Cappellini, Wil- 
liam R. Carter. Catherine Casselman. Mrs. 
Jean Creelman Clarkson. Mrs. Marion Turner 
Clump, Charles C. Cooper, Jr.. Theodore 
Cooperstock. Charlotte A. Crothers. Olymp 
Daindoff. Walter H. Davies, William D. Davis, 
Ellen L. Davison, Eleanor E. DeLong, John L. 
Denney, Shirley DuBreuil, R. D. Eisenhauer. 
Norman B. Emmert, Howard G. Ertel, Mrs. 
Arline Gray Evans. Sanford Finkelstein, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Gardner Foreman, Mrs. Sara Smull 
Free. M. Nancy Gettman, Mrs. Mary Griffiths 
Glass, Mrs. Dorothy Ponsetto Glenn, Mrs. Cath- 
erine McGeever Grabowski. Margaret A. Gur- 
nee, Elizabeth S. Hadfield, Mrs. Jean Whitaker 
Hancock. Ruth E. Harris, Ralph E. Heinzerling, 
Mary J. Henderson. Lois M. Henson, William S. 
Hermann. Betty L. Holifield. Anna J. Horrocks, 
Dorothy L. Huffman. Ruth M. Irland. Harry D. 
Jones, William J. Kerchner, Harry O. Kline, 
Ruth Kram, Adriane F. Krawit, Sara L. Krone, 
Lois A. Kutz. Paul W. Layden. Elizabeth A. 
Lemmon, Joyce P. Levy, Vincent J. McColla, 
Sara J. McFall. William C. McMurray. Arthur 
H. Malcom, Mary J. Marley. Arnaud C. Marts, 
Alice P. Means, Mrs. Jane Redsecker Menzie, 
Dorothy J. Minter. Mrs. Dorothy Dillenback 
Moore, Irene B. Morrow, William M. Mess, Mrs. 
Beverly Graham Myers, Elmer E. Naugle, Alice 
Nix, Mrs. Jane Rockwell Palmeter. Wallace F. 
Perrin, Daniel A. Poling. Henry B. Puff, Mrs. 
Anna Stauffer Rader. Mrs. Lillian Stover Reh- 
kamp, Mrs. Betty Wynn Reifsnyder, Mrs. Mar- 
tha Sargent Reinhart, Eutha H. Richter, Mrs. 
Dorothy Danenhower Roop. Mrs. Rita Corker 
Roop. Joan M. Ruihley. Margaret A. Ryan, 
Leroy F. Schellhardt. Alta K. Schroder. Mrs. 
Jean Crisman Schuetz, Mrs. Elaine Greene 
Shields, Mrs. Jean Hayes Shore. M. Phyllis 
Smith. Wendell I. Smith, Jean F. Snyder. Emily 
A. Soos. Mrs. Rita Clemens Staley, Dorothy A. 
Steiner. Mrs. EHeanor D. Strickland. Frank W. 
Strickland, Donald L. Suppers. Lucille Tate, 
Donald W. Thomas, Margaret L. Thompson. 
Jean L. Tierney, Charles A. Tietbohl, Ruth M. 
Tischler, Faith Van Sise, Victor F. Vilella. J. 
Dudley Waldner, Mrs. Jean Newsom Waldner. 
Herbert M. Wall, Fitz R. Walling. Mrs. Janet 
Benson Whitaker. Gloria G. Whitman, Patricia 
A. Whittam. Margaret Wiegand, Virginia Wiehe, 
Mrs. Jane Brown Williams. Mrs. Barbara 
Preston Willis. Elizabeth S. Wortley. Betty B. 
Wynn, Patricia J. Yoder, Harry T. Young. 


Ann E. Alston. Robert Altemus. John M. Aul- 
bach. Robert D. Austin. Jr.. Edwin F. Bacon. 
Ellen R. Badger. Richard Bantle, Joseph W. 
Barber. Walter F. Barr. Andrew C. Bastian, 
John W. Bay. Everett L. Beardsley. Frederick 
C. Benfield. Jack A. Bidding. Ruth E. Bieber, 
Walter M. Bogert, Jr.. Paul Bolick. Wesley A. 
Bradley. James E. Brady, Ralph S. Brautigam. 
Jr.. Charles C. Brogan. Jr., James L. Brown. 
Claude J. Bubb, Jr.. Daniel G. Burt, Doline H. 
Butzer, Elizabeth A. Cargill, Helen E. Carter, 
Arnold Chase. Robert W. Check, Curtis W. 
Clump, Elizabeth A. Corson, William E. Crau- 
mer. Raymond C. Deming. June K. Dolan. Ruth 
L. Donaldson. Shirley Dubreuil, Roy M. Dun- 
ham, Catherine Eshelman, Ruth Gay Frederick. 
Tom L. Fusia. Eugene L. Gaier. Thomas L. Gar- 
ten. Samuel R. Gass. Marjorie A. Geils. Jose- 
phine Ghormley. Carolyn Glover. Mrs. Mabel 
Swineford Gordon. Janice M. Grant. Virginia 

C. Green. Robert C. Grosvenor, Tamara Gur- 
vitch, Francis B. Haas, Jr.. Betty Fowler Halter, 
Joyce D. Hauck. Louis C. Haug, Jr., Mrs. Jose- 
phine Pierce Haupt. Glenn A. Hawkins. Mark 
O. Henry. Rolland C. Herpst. Otto E. Hively. 
Richard Hoffman, Alvin G. Horn, William Z. 
Huff. Clarence L. Hunsicker. Dorothy M. Hunt. 
David Hurwitz. Sally A. Irving, Raymond K. 
Irwin. Alison S. Kaufman, Robert W. Keiser, 
Caroline M. Kempton, Helen D. Klauder. Leon 
E. Krouse. Harold Kullman. Catherine J. 
Lepsch. Alice G. Lewry, Faith J. Lief. Mrs. 
Esther Baumgartner Long. Howard J. Loner- 
gan. Helen L. Lupoid. Anthony J. Martin, 
Stephen F. Marcucio. Gene J. Matthews. Mrs. 
Marguerite Gleason McGinn. Michael McGuire. 
Jean A. McKernan. Jerome B. Meltzer. Arthur 

D. Menein. Charles S. Menzies. Jack L. Mertz. 
Frederick W. Meyn. Mrs. Eleanor Perrin Miller. 
Lois A. Miller. Stuart J. Mologne. Richard L. 
Moore. Philip K. Morton, Porter Murdock. 
Marjorie L. Myers. Robert M. Northrup. Donald 
G. Ohl. Jay A. Oberdorf. Mary E. Park. Henry 
G. Parkin. Jr.. Harry H. Powell. Jr.. Judson 
Prindle. Mrs. Donna M. McNeal Pursley. Homer 
Pursley. Thomas J. Quigley. Edward G. Quinn. 
Ford A. Reynolds, Ruth M. Richardson. Neil M. 
Richie, John A. Rocco. Mrs. Jeane Morgenthal 


Bucknell's co-eds may not play football but they 
don't spend all their out-of-class time dating and play- 
ing bridge. The pictures here show some of their activi- 
ties. They also take part in the sports listed below. 







September 1949 

Roberts, W. Nelson Roberts, William J. Roos, 
William W. Rosenberry, N. Dean Rowland, Jr., 
Joan M. Ruihley, Sanford H. Sanger, Britten 
Saterlee, Mrs. Betty Housel Schreckengast. 
Charlotte V. Schultz, Mrs. Mary Ann Gregg- 
Scott, Jane M. Sears, Elvin B. Sharp, Robert E, 
Shrader, James W. Shugart, Pauline M. Simsar- 
ian, Forrest R. Sprenkle, Phillip H. Stamm, 
Katherine E. Steel, Jean C. Steele, Wilma C. 
Stohlberg, Jean S. Stone, Evelyn J. Stott. Rob- 
ert F. Sykes. Jesse Syme. Alice K. Thirkield. 
Jean P. Truslow. Mrs. June Frantz Tyler, Mrs. 
Jennie Phelps UUmann, Mrs. Eleanor Perrott 
Wagner. Herbert R. Waters, J. Alexander Webb, 
Roger C. Whitford. WiUiam S. Wick, Mary 
Wolfinger, Elmer B. Woods. 


Imly S. Abbott. Jr.. Ethel J. Allard. Gloria M. 
Anderson, Robert K. Austin, Anne L. Bailey, 
David M. Baker, Dorothy L. Barber. Mrs. Lois 
Needles Barnett, Alfred W. Barratt, John E. 
Baun. Harry S. Baut. Gerald Bayer, Eileen A. 
Beale. Helen M. Berg, Edwin L. Bell, Neil A. 
Benfer, Helen I. Beringer, Silvia A. Blasi. 
Thomas B. Bonney, Roger H. Bowman. Walter 
E. Eoyer, Marvin H. Brooks, Frances R. Brown. 
Gordon J. Brown, Leslie M. Brown, Richard S. 
Brown, Walter H. Brown, Roger W. Brownlow, 
Stanley E. Brush, Phyllis H. Bub, Helen E. 
Busing. Francis R. Carroll, Lorraine I. Carson, 
Anita B. Coleman. Randall M. Conkling. Wil- 
liam B. Conover, Patricia R. Cooke, William T. 
Cooper, Dorothy L. Clark, Robert C. Crau- 
mer, Nancy L. Cross, John W. Cruikshank. 
John L. Dale. Marguerite Davey. Charles S. 
Day. Ill, Elizabeth J. Diegel, Anthony G. 
Diotisalvi. Samuel M. Dodd, Jr., Thomas R. 
Earnest. Eugene W. Edmunds, Ruth M, Ed- 
wards, Virginia M. Egizio, Ruth A. Ellis, Mrs. 
Nora Giavelli Elze. Warren E. Elze, Howard B. 
Entrekin. Louis H. Exstein. Mary J. Fair- 
child. Jane V. Farr, Florence E. Fellows. Ed- 
ward G. Fennell. John A. Ferdinand, Marie 
L. Fishel. Douglas H. Fleming. Bernard W. 
Fong. Alexander Poster, Carole F. Fox, Susan 

E. Francis. Arthur K. Freas. Charles L. Fritz, 
Mrs. Louise Karraker Furman, Jane C. Gaiser. 
William R. Galbreath. Jr.. Stanley R. Gerla. 
Dorothea J. Gibson, Helen E. Gilmour, Mrs. 
Virginia Lehr Gold, Joann G. Golightly, Maur- 
ice Golub, Dorothy R. Gotterer, Mary E. Green, 
Carol B. GrifEn. Daniel Gross. Helen V. Gross- 
kurth, Mary E. Grove, Millicent Gruner, 
Robert W. Haigh, Frank D. Hamlin. Francis 

D. Hamre, William H. Hansen, Arthur E, 
Harriman, Dorothy L. Harrison. Mrs. Josephine 
Pierce Haupt, Richard A. Haug, Mary E. Ha- 
vens, Helen R. Hayden, William F. Hayden. 
Peter J. Henderson, George J. Herman, Mary 

F. Higgins. Arthur R. Hildebrand, Jr.. Barbara 
Hillhouse. William A. Hinkle, Elizabeth L. 
Hoile, Raymond A. Hood, Jr., Anthony B. 
Hoying, Margaret L. Hughes, Patricia E. Hun- 
gerford, William D. Busted, Georgia A. Hut- 
chinson, John W. Ireland, David C. Johnson, 
Harry S. Katz, Edward L. Kerrigan. Robert 
C. Kessler, Jane E. Koch, Daniel D. Kramer. 
Audrey Krauss. Martha E. Kreitzburg, Mrs. 
Margaret Jammer Kruse. Virginia M. Kuntz- 
mann, Gladys E. Kurtz, Josephine S. LaBarr, 
Paul T. Lamont, Jean E. Lampert, Edv.'ard K. 
Lank. Alvin Lapinski, William W. Lee, David 
W. Leiby, Barbara J. Lehr, Joseph Levi, Vir- 
ginia A. Lewis. Charles W. Lofft, Jr., Chien- 
Chai Loo, Richard W. Lowrie, John Edward 
McBrian, Mary Maxine McCay, Bertram K. 
McCracken, Robert W. McDonnell, Prank S. 
McFeely, Carolyn McNerny, Janet I. Mallett. 
Carl H. Manwiller, Norman C. Martin, Joella 
Mathiasen, Janet E. Meade. Geraldine Mertz. 
Dorothy W. Merritt. David C. Messersmith. Art 
Messinger, Wilda Metzger, Dwight S. Mille- 
man. Alice A. Minnich, Sachiye Mizuki, Eleanor 
R. Moore. Thelma I. Morris, Mrs. Kathleen 
McCauley Morrow, Mary E. Moyer, Marguerite 
L. Muller, James MuUins, Ralph D. Munnell, 
Edward A. Myers, Ongkar Narayan. Ruth C. 
Naul, George H. Neff, Harold M. Neff, Jr., 
William T. Norman, C. M. Ogg, Robert S. 
Painter, James D. Pearn, Victor Peck, Lorraine 

E. Pertsch. Melvin B. Phillips, Ernest W. 
Pilkey. Jr.. Patricia I. Priest. Stanley A. Purdy. 
Jr.. Frances L. Reichard. William J. Reichert, 
Jr., Mark H. Reitz, Andrew C. Rice, Ruth E. 
Rice, George I. Rifendifer, Francine L. Ring- 
ler. Robert L. Ritter, William C. Robinson. 
Irvan D. Roclie. Marion D. Rodan, Jeanne C. 
Rolka, Shirley P. Roos, Anita T. Rosenberg, 
Margaret R. Rowe. Sachiko D. Sakasegara, 
Stanley Schilder. Albert E. Schmidt. William 
M. Schwenke. Mary P. Searing, Dorothy Jean 
Seesholtz. Mrs. Joan Schwartzberg Selwyn, 
Robert Beck Shimer, James S. Shockey. Carl 
E. Shonk, Irma S. Shorin. Frank H. Shorkley, 
Barbara M. Sibley, Elizabeth Ann Simmonds. 
Ernest G. Simon. Gloria H. Simon, Jack R. 
Simon, Eleanor M. Sipler. Thomas M. Skove. 
Lars Skjelbreia, Harry C. Small. Beatrice May 
Smith. Charles M. Smith. Kenneth K. Smythe, 
Fred D. Snyder. Jr., Patricia Anne Snyder, 
Peggy E. Snyder, Mary Elizabeth Speirs, Wal- 
ter A. Sprague. John W. Sprout. Shirley Juann 
Stokes, Doris E. Strassner, Margaret M. Sum- 
merton, Robert M. Sundy, Harold C. Sv/sn- 

son, Jean V. Swartz. Charlotte E. Taylor, 
Mary M. Taylor, Robert H. Taylor, Joseph J. 
Territo. Sara R. Titus, Mrs. Jean Lenox Tod- 
die. Jane P. Toner, Mary C. Tonkens. Ray- 
mond L. Tyler, Robert H. Uskurait, Robert 
Leo Vanderlin. Wilbert G. Veit. Gertrude R. 
Vogel. Betty A. Waddington. Roy H. Wagner. 
Robert E. Walgran. Lois M. Walsh, Marjorie 
L. Walter, John B. Warden, Jr., Mrs. Alice 
Chambers Watts. Mrs. Lucille Leonard Watts. 
Suzanne Weinrich, Robert E. Wentz, John M, 
Wilbur, Jr., Ernest J. Wiley. Jr., Barbara A. 
Wilken. Beatrice M. Willig, Ruth F. William- 
son, Marion Wohlhieter, Richard D. Wurfel. 
Ellen T. Zahn, Stanley A. Zerbe, Robert C. 
Ziegler, Albert M. Zigler, James D. Zingg. 


Robinson S. Abbott, Betsy J. Abert. James 
G. Absalom, Ada M. Acker, Mrs. Barbara 
Bechtel Acker, Stanley R. Acker, Judith B. 
Agnew, Leonard J. Aneschek, Harriet J. Arnold, 
Richard D. Atherley, Priscilla Atkins. Egbert 
L. Ayers, Stewart L. Babbitt, Doris M. Baker, 
Barbara M. Bannister, Nancy A. Barker, Robert 
A. Barr, Edward A. Bartholomew, Harry J. 
Bealmear. II. WilUam C. Beals, William H. 
Bebb, Ernest F. Bergen stock. Eileen M. 
Berger. Bowdoin H. Berninger. Marvin Bern- 
stein. Mary E. Eirdsall, Nancy H. Bishop. Wil- 
liam K. Bishop, Evan H. Boden. Grier Y. 
Eoedker. Victor A. Bond. Mary F. Booth, Alfred 
F. Borelli, James A. Bortner, John L. Bove, 
Jeannette C. Bowling, William A. Bradshaw, 
James P. Brahaney. Richard D. Brenner, 
Samuel S. Brenner. Peter D. Bricker, Albert 
R. Brown, George D. Buchanan, Raymond M. 
Budd. Bernard E. Bujak. Madelyn Businell, 
Robert C. Camac. Cedrick C. Carmichael, 
Thomas J. Carr, Francis M. Carson. Dorothy 
W. Carter, Arthur Casper, Dominick Chirico. 
Jr.. Mary E. Christian, William M. Chronister. 
William H. Clayton. George M. Cleary. Mary 
K. Clemens, Raymond W. Clugh, Sidney A. 
Cohen. Mariann E. Collins, James G. H. 
Comerford. Francis A. Considine, Jane P. 
Corcoran. Virginia J. Corkran, Margaret A. 
Couch, Stuart L. Coyne. Ruth D. Creola, Alden 
R. Dalzell. Donald W. Daniels. Marjorie R. 
Darnell, Nicholas Daviduk. Myrddin L. Davies. 
Elmer J. Davis. Edward W. Decker, Josephme 
M. R. DeSantis, Richard G. Devore, Edwin M. 
Dexter, Robert S. DiSarafino, Joseph R. 
Ditchey, William S. Doebler, Margaret C. 
Donaldson, Harry G. Drew, Paul R. Drumm, 
Ruth A. Dusenbury, Walter E. Eckhart. Joseph 
E. Elick, Robert O. Engels, Joseph Rubinstein, 
Richard Englisli, Frank E. Engstrom, William 
O. Ernst, Mary A. Ettenger, Marjorie A. Evans, 
Robert E. Farrell, Jerrold M. Feigenbaum, Wil- 
liam E. Fenstermaker, Graydon F. Pice, Lillian 
J. Fields, Victor M. Figueroa, Grace Fischer, 
Leah A. Fletcher, Robert J. Flynn, Jane D. 
Poster, Genevieve Fowle. Helen Frackenpohl. 
Norman A. Franks. Albert H. French, George 
A. Freytag, Jr., Raymond J. Frith, Lloyd W. 
Furman, Paul P. Gabriele, James E. Galloway, 
Mrs. Barbara Bond Gano. Jack M. Garrison. 
RoUand R. Gasser. II, Charles H. Gatchell, Jr., 
George V. Gerber, John G. Geosits, Anne E. 
Giesecke, Joseph C. Gillespie, Edward M. 
Glover, Marie E. Goldsborough. Robert A. 
Goldston. Leon J. Gonzalez, John E. Gorski, 
Sally A. Gottfried. William B. Goucher, Wil- 
liam R. Gower. James M. Graham, Jr., Irvin 
Graybill, Jr., Norman J. Greene. Jr., Joan Y. 
Groulx, Jeanne M. Grove. Thomas W. Guz- 
zardo, Frederick Haas, Jr., Bradley Hahn, 
Blanche B. Hall, Jane E. Hamer, Robert A. 
Hammerberg, Myra A. Hammond. Mrs. Nancy 
Rose Hanna. George W. Hardie, Marilyn L. 
Harer. Walter O. Harf. Mary E. Harrison, 
Wilbert D. Hay, Richard M. Hays. Janice L. 
Heiderich. Marion E. Heim, Amy L. Henne- 
berger. Jack F. Herb, Melvin R. Herb. Joan E. 
Herr. Emily H. Hill. Nancy W. Hines, Donald 
A. Hochbrunn, Margaret Ann Halloway, Robert 
D. HoUyday, William S. Holmes, Stephen W. 
Homa. Margaret E. Hood. Barbara T. Horner, 
Alvin S. Houck, John B. Hukin. Jean Hughes. 
Robert N. Hulen, Robert D. Hunter, Odette R. 
Hutchinson, Mark Iba. Carole M. Jackson. Roy 
P. Jackman. Vivian C. Jaffa, George E. John- 
sen, Bruce A. Johnston, Harold K. Jones, John 
R. Jones. Lewis D. Jones, Jr., Dorothy L. Judd, 
Barbara A. Kates. Howard A. Kates, Jr.. Ellis 
H. KaufTman. Dorothea L. Kayhart, Udella 
J. Kelchner. Ralph G. Kent. Kenneth Kessler, 
John S. Ketchledge. Jr.. Leonard C. Kimball, 
Nancy A. King, Jack B. Knouse. Margaret J. 
Kohlhaas, Guy L. Krapp. Sara L. Kriner, 
Myron W. Kronisch, Joseph A. Krystofik, 
George Kuchta, George J. Kuzmak. Donald S. 
Laher, Jr., Raymond J. Leffier. Joseph Leit- 
ner. Marjorie A. Lesher, Carl G. Limbacher, 
Craig Linton. Joseph A. Lirio, Grace M. Liven- 
good. Raymond Livingston, Morris A. Long, 
Nancy A. Long, Robert S. Lowry. Emille M. 
Luke, Jennie F. Maffei, Virginia M. Malhiet. 
Thomas C. Mannix. Irwin H. Marantz. Wil- 
liam A. Markley. Jervis W. Martin, Mildred A. 
Martin, Raymond S. Martin, Roger E. Martin, 
Juliet Mason, James W. Mayock. Elizabeth J. 
McBride. Robert K. McBride. Rose S. Mc- 
Connell, Eugene E. McDonald, John H. McFall, 

Jr.. Richard J. McGinn. William W. McKay, 
David A. McNeal, Jr., Marie C. McNinch, 
Robert W. Megargel, Carolyn E. Melick, Milton 
Mensch, Marian C. Merrill, Dallas E. Mettler, 
Arline Meylach. Martin F. Mines, Marie L. 
Mohn, Alan H. Molof. Thelma A. Monaco, 
George L. Moser. Jack Neale. Orlando L. 
Nichols, III. Shirley T. Nicodemus, Arlene M. 
Nemeth. Gordon R. Noble. Edward P. O- 
'Loughlm. Patricia T. O'Neill. James F. Orn- 
dorf, William W. Overbagh, Ernest McC. Over- 
holt, Ralph F. Owen, Patricia L. Owens, George 
H. Parker. Maxwell H. Parker. Victor A. 
Patoski. Carl G. Patterson, Kasmer S. Paw- 
loski. Janet M. Payne, Theresa L. Pellegrino. 
Jean Anne Perkins, Patricia Lee Perkins. Betty 
Lou Peterman, Richard M. Peterson. Ralph J. 
Phelleps. Barbara Jane Pinkham. Edward F. 
Pioch. Helen Louise Poole, Alex V. Pulianas, 
Frederic N. Radle, F. Clinton Reece, Robert 
R. Reiber. Clifford Reiss, Robert J. Reitzler, 
Samuel H. Rickard, III, Alice V. Richter, Leah 
P. Riggs, Loren S. Riggins, Jr., Richard C. 
Ringwald. Jean I. Ritchings, Doris C. Roberts. 
John L. Robin.son, Rosamond Rollins, Joan 
Else Rosenberg. Norman J. Rosenberg, James 
L. D. Roser, Mary P. Ross, June Ann Ruhl, 
Albert H. Rupert, Jac T. Saltzgiver. Caryl R. 
Sander, Walter T. Savoye, Jr., Robert B. 
Schey, Rita M. Scholato, Mary R. Scouller. 
Shirley R. Schultz. Shirley J. Schweiker. Omar 

C. Seals. Joyce Seelye, Grace C. Selinger, Joel 

A. Sharp. Mary Ann Sherk. Joseph B. Shinal, 
Mary E. Shook. Edward E. Shorin, Sally C. 
Shreve, Shirley-Ann Shumberger, Ward S. 
Shutt. Samuel Simon, William H. Simmet, 
Mary E. Skinner, Norman S. Slick. David K. 
Slosberg. Elizabeth M. Smith. Patricia L. 
Smith. Christine E. SmuU. Macy B. Solomon, 
Robert A. Sollisch. Ralph W. Speck. Donna M. 
Spencer. Helen Dell Spencer. Richard Springer, 
Robert C. Sprout, James C. Stanley, Barbara 

B. Steele, Kenneth J. Stevens. June R. Stewart, 
Ruth F. Strauss. Ruth L. Sutcliffe. Clair N. 
Swarner. Brian MacM. Sword. Floyd H. Taylor, 
Robert H. Taylor, Nancy L. Tompkins. Robert 

D. Thomas. Ernest J. Thompson. Jr.. Theodore 
S. Titole. Mrs. Marie Prieston Titus. Roger L. 
Traxler, George J. Trebilcox. Nathaniel W. 
Trembath. Clair W. Turner. William H. Turn- 
er, Jr., Martin S. Turon, Constance M. Ven- 
tura. John A. Vollenweider, Henry Wagner, 
Mrs. Martha Chance Walgran. Frank S. 
Walk. Jr., John W. Walker. Ruth V. Wallwork, 
Paul D. Watkins. Marvin W. Weinstein, Eliza- 
beth R. Wetzel. William W. Wickerham. 
Virginia K. Wier, Patricia M. Wiese, Paul A. 
Wildauer, Doris M. Wilde, Barbara A. Williams, 
WUliam J. Williams. John A. Williamson, 
Nancy A. Williamson. Ann D. Wilson, George 

C. Wilson, Shirley J. Winning, Robert L. 
Witkowksi. Edwin G. Witman. Julia Wohl, 
Franklm E. Wolf. Jr.. Madeline Wolferz, Jane 
L. Worley. Raymond J. Woynoski, James M. 
Wyant, Clair L. Wynkoop, Frank Yarosh. Jean 
M. Zelsing. Carmen R. Zetler, Edna R. Zimmer- 

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Judson A. Abraham, Etta N. Adams, William 
J. Adams. Allan J. Albrecht, Charles W. Allen. 
Jr.. Roy W. Allison, Sydney A. Anderson, 
Shirley M. Andresen. Sara A. Angle, William 
H. Bachman. Jean Bailey, Joseph R. Baker. 
Richard E. Baker, Robert C. Baker, Vincent 
A. Baldauf, Jr., Martha M. Baldwin, John S. 
Balliet, Nancy G. Bartholomew, Albert E. 
Becker, Clinton W. Bell, Jr., Charles S. Bender, 
Robert D. Benjamin, Donald H. Betty, Robert 
C. Bitting. John W. Bolig, Arthur R. Borden. 
Frederick H. Bowen, Donald A. Brewer. Wil- 
liam T. Brooks, Frederick J. Brown, George M. 
Brown, Luther P. BrowTl, Albert L. Brunner. 
Elizabeth M. Bryant. James E. Bubb, William 
M. Bucher, Barbara L. Budd, John P. Burgard, 
Melvin I. Byerly, John V. Campana. Jr., Ver- 
dine E, Campbell, Howard S. Carlough, Harry 
V. Carter, Gerald J. Cavanaugh, Leah S. 
Chandler. Thomas A. Child, Jr.. Robert H. 
Christie, Macit Cigdemoglu, Robert W. Clancy. 
Clifford W. Clark. Jacques M. Cluzel. Robert 
F. Cobaugh, James S. Coffroad, William T. 
Collins, Mark J. Colodny. Constance B. Comba, 
Charles H. Concklin, Doris A. Coombs, Max 
A. Coots, Charles A. Coulomb, III, Jacqueline 
M. Cruse. William H. Culp. Harry E. Culver, 
Vito D'Amico, James E. Davenport, William S. 
Davenport. Susan M. Davis. George C. Derick. 
Jr.. Dale A. Derr, Ralph B. Derr, Jr.. James J. 
Devine, Lois J. Dial, Bernhard Dohrmann, Wil- 
liam L. Donehower, Floyd L. Drake, Jr.. Milan 
L. Drake. Jr., Ralph E. Dreese. Barbara J. 
DuBois. Joseph J. Dudek, Elinor Duerig, Wil- 
liam R. Dunn. Howard E. Duysters, Jr.. Laur- 
ence W. Edwards, David L. Eisenhauer, Sidney 
Epstine, Robert F. Ervin, Jr., David B. Fawcett. 
Jr., Eugene M. Peingold, Harry H. Peit, Jr., 
Herbert G. Poss. Jr., Rebecca L. Freas, Marcia 

September 1949 


R. Fremont, Clare E. Freund. Peter A. Fron- 
tera, Theodore K. Prutiger, Henry A. Prye. 
Jr., Edgar C. Fryling, Daniel A. Fuller, Mat- 
thew W. Galbraith, Jr., John A. Geating, 
George C. Gelsler, Nancy D. Gibson, Helen E. 
Gloisten, Norman Goodman, Edward S. Gore- 
wich, David A. Grimm, Elaine Gorve, Elaine 
L, Hallock, Charles L, Hanlin, Lois M. Harvey, 
David G. Hayhurst, George D, Hepner, William 

D. Herb, Charles B. Herman. Charles R. Her- 
man. Sherman A. Herman. Lily H. Hersh. Rob- 
ert G. Hertz, Patricia L. Hiatt, Frederick C. 
Hoffer, James E. Hofler, Gertrude E. Hogg, 
Nancy J. Hitchcock. James S. Hoover, Richard 
L. Husted, Joseph E. Jack, Weston H. Jenkins, 
Arthur C. Johns. Richard A. Jones, Robert 
Jones, Frank J. Kamensky, David O, Karraker. 
Russell M. Keith, Mrs. Harriett Poust Kessler, 
George W. Ketterer, Ray S. Kibler, Leonard 
J. Kiersarsky, William J, Killian, Wayne P. 
Klenck, Elizabeth A. Koch. John C. Koch, Jr., 
Joseph P. Kreitzer, John D. Larson, Ann L. 
Latham. Robert A. Lecce. Barbara L. Lenox, 
Herbert N. Levy. Trevor F. Lewis, Steven Lilak, 
Robert W. Limbacher. Richard Linde, John M. 
Linetty, Edward P. Little. Jr.. George R. Little, 
John Litus, Paul A. Lotto, Ralph P. Lowe, 
Marlin P. Machamer, Donald Joel Manchester, 
Janet W. Mardaga, Alton P, Marshall, Jerry 
L. Mazel, Patricia Ann McCarthy, Thomas G. 
McCausland. Lee E. McCloskey. John H. Mc- 
Connell, Robert W. McDonald. Violet J. Mc- 
Donald, James Edward McParland, Thomas R. 
McKee, John Bruce McKernan, Robert V, Mc- 
Kim, John McMahon, John P. Marcinek. Alice 
J. Mellinger, Sterling R. Meitsch, Jr., Margaret 
V. Mesics. Michael Mettler. Leslie M. Michener, 
Amy L. Miers, George A. Miller, Samuel K. 
Miller, Thomas W. Miller, June M, Moleski, 
Donald A. Montgomery. John C. Mook, John 

E. Morgan. George E. Moritz, Lester W. Mosher, 
John Mosny. Jr., Ernest E. Motteram. Lester 
L. Murray, Arthur P. Nass, Jr., Robert S, 
Naugle, Andrew K. Parkansky, Eugene N. 
Paulnock, Patricia G. Percival, Richard H. 
Peterson, William P. Pflum, Mae Evelyn Pieruc- 
ci, Charles W. Rahner, Jr., Ruth B. Ramsay, 
Arthur B. Ravnor. Gordon H. Raynor. James 
C. Reitz. Robert C. Remer, Pete C. Reuhl. 
John G. Rickard. Cynthia Ann Robb. Charles 
P. Robbins, Jr., Robert T. Roberts, Jr., Prank 
T. Romweber. Robert Eugene Rothermel. 
Larice A. Roseman, Jo Ann S. Rounsley, 
Thomas E. Ruscher, David T. Russell, Louis 
K. Ruttkay, Curtis Schuppe, George C. Seaman, 
Jay S. Seibert, Ellsworth R. Shephard, Edgar 
T. Shields. Mary Ann Shimer, John P. Shi- 
mock, Jr.. Richard D. Shoenfeld, Alexander 
Showruck, John R. Sieber, Earl W. Sieger. John 
L. Sloan. Fred P. Smith. Jr.. Howard J. Smith, 
Jr., James W. Smith, Paul E. Smith, Roscoe 
E. Smith. Jr., Suzanne Smith, Gladys Jean 
Soars. Nancy L. Sparks. Andrew H. Speirs. 
Merle C. Stahl, George W. Stanton, Robert R. 
Sterr, Rov W. Stiger. James E. Stumbaugh. 
Thomas C. Sweeney, Ralph E, Terrell, Jack 
M. Thomas, Judith A. Tidman, Constance L. 
Torgler, Harold J. Totten, Arthur L. Troast. 
Ethel R. Tumen, Edwin E. Ulichny, Elizabeth 
E. Vernson. James P. Waddell. Charles E. 
Walsh, Janet H. Walter. Peter Weidenbacher, 
John M. Weldenhamer, Joan D. Wellenkamp, 
Jesse P. Wendle, Jr.. Margaret E. Wenger. 
Jean M. White, Stuart S. Whyte, Donald M. 
Williams, Irving Williams, III, Hugh A. Wil- 
liamson, Patricia A. Winther, Nancy T. Wood. 
William W. Woodbridge, Jr,, Roger J. Wurtzel. 
Edwin P. Yarnall. Jr.. Calvin R. Young. Benja- 
min F. Zerbe. Raymond L. Zimmerman. 


Martha J. Acker, Adah L. Allen, Marion G, 
Angelitis, Mary L. Angstadt, Johanne P. 
Armstrong. Nancy C. Armstrong, William C. 
Baldwin. Francis K. Barber. Monte K. Bennett, 
Jean M. Bentz, Helen L. Berlin, Bramley H, 
Bilhpp, Maxine Y. Bishop, Arlene L. Blank, 
Joseph M. Blackburn, Velma N. Blaisdell. 
Edwin J. Blick. Erik J. Blomqvist, William W. 
Boh, Elma E. Borden, Jean B. Borden. Barbara 
A. Bower. Jack D. Bozarth, Mauretta 
Boynton, Edgar E. Braden, Faith Bradley, 
Donald S. Brown, Edward H. Brown, Jr.. 
Marion S. Bucher. Enus A. Burigana, Ann 
P, Busch, Betty Jane Busch, Harvey H. Bush, 
Allen G. Butler, Charlotte H. Caine. Mary C. 
Campbell. William O. P. Carey. Dorothy J. 
Carringer, Joan Carter, Shirley J. Cartmill, 
Nancy L. Cathrall, Peggy A. Caugherty, Betty 
J. Chance. Dorothy J. Clark. Elsbeth J. Clark. 
Shirley A. Cohick, Elsie Cohn, Francis G. 
Coleman, Ann L. Cooper, Martha J. Copeland, 
Burton J. Correll, Irvine M. Crawford, Janice 
E. Cupp. William Dalzell. Thomas Daniels, Jr.. 
Helen M. Danner. Allan W. Dehls, Donald E. 
DeWire. Patricia Dickinson. Robert H. Diedolf. 
Renato L. DiMarco, John A. Douglass, Charles 
E. Droflner, Joanne E. Drumm, Donald A. 
Duckies. Alexander J. Duplicki, Marie H. 
Egizio, Richard W. Emerick, Yutwee Eng, 
Robert K. Everitt, James R. Fehr. Charles P, 
Pelton. Jr., Clair P. Fetterhoff, Joseph D. Fife, 
Mary J. Fisher, Robert A. Fitzpatrick, Robert 
S. Foulds, Deans C. Prank. William H. Pranke, 
Richard L, Freed. Francis J. Fritzen. Richard 

M. French. William G. Fullmer. Jane L. Gale, 
Jeanne A. Garber. Jeanne M. Gardner. Lena 
A. E. Garro, Richard H. Getty. George E. 
Giles. William W. Gingerich, Arthur T. Cod- 
ing, John W. Goesle, Joann Golden, Mary A. 
Gorman, Joan E. Graham, George Cravell, 
Alan H. Gray, William K. Groover, Evelyn P. 
Grossman, Robert G. Guelich, Cloyd A, 
Hackenberg, Jr.. Beverly C. Hall, Craig M. Hall, 
Richard R. Hammer, Lee Hanna, Sylvia M. 
Harbaugh, Clair M. Harth. Elizabeth L, Hatch, 
Dorothy R. Hawkins, Marian G, Headley. Jean 
A. Heck, Paul K. Heckert, Joan K. Hedgren, 
Rachel J. Helm, Howard B. Heinaman, Janice 
R. Heintzelman. Walter D. Heist. John A. 
Henderson, Richard L. Henderson. John F. 
Hess, David S. Hicks, Donald S. Higgins, James 
J. Higgins. Jr.. Sally E. Hitchens, Chester R. 
Holl. Jr., Margery B. Hood. Palmer R. Hood, 
Myrtle N. Hopkins. Betty R. Houser, Robert 
M. Housekeeper. Nancy J. Houstoia, William 
H. Jack, Clarence W. Jaggard. Dorothy A, 
James. Barbara D. James, John A. Jefferson, 
Naitcy S. Jenkins. Thelma P. Jessee, Richard 

D. Johnson, Charlotte L. Jones. William G. 
Kahl, Jr., David Kahn, Barbara Kaiser, Robert 

E. Kelchner, Ronald J. Keller, Prank W. 
Kelly. Alice A. Kerchner, Nancy J. Kerslake, 
Catherine Klotz, John A, Knowlton, Michael 
Kostrey, Laurel R. Kreitzburg, Katherine E. 
Kulp, Patricia A. Kunkle. Donald Kunkle, 
Gloria P. Kurzmann. Gloria J. Lange. Charles 

A. Larson, Marjorie N. Lawler. Elizabeth C. 
Leigh, William T. Lewish, Douglas K. Light, 
Shirley R. Lindauer, Rosalie C. Lirio, Janice 

B. Lissenden, Donald E. Lohrmann. John J. 
Lose. Olivia D. Lowry, Rudolph A. Lundberg, 
Earl C, Lyon, Mary Jane McCarty, Patricia 
Ann McElvany, George R. McKean, Robert H. 
Mahland. John Gerald Malloy, Alan S. Man- 
ning, Catherine E. Mather. Pierre W. Mather. 
Earle M. Mead. Charles L. Mettler, Mary E. 
Meyers, James H. Middleton, Donald A. Miller, 
Janet H. Miller, John H. Minnich. Jr.. William 
G. Mitchell, Winifred A. Moore. Richard M. 
Morrison. Jr., Mary J. Mower, John D. Mur- 
cott. Richmond S. Murdough, Jr.. Thomas M. 
Murray, Audrie C. Myerly. Betty S. Noren- 
berg. Daniel E. Nester, Marguerite A. Nettle- 
ton, Andrew T. NichoUs, Audrey T. Nicodemus. 
Donna Clare Oakes, C. Milford Orben, Ruth 

A. Orner, Theodore Palmer, Jacqueline L. 
Pancoast. Donald S. Parsons. Mary-Ellen 
Partridge, Walter Carl Pfeifer. Dorris E. 
Philby, Shirley R, Phillips, Barbara L. Planz, 
Daniel P. Pomeroy, III, James Ellis Raab, 
Eleanor Ann Raup, Charles L. Ray, Walter E. 
Reineman, Jr., William S. Reitz, Jr., Walter 
K. Rhoads, Jo-Anne R. Richards. Robert B. 
Richardson. Emilie C. Riley. Mary Jane Riley. 
Ronald E, Rinehart, Arthur N. Robb. Robert 
J. Rockwell, Merelyn June Rodan, Charles G. 
Rogers, Rebecca Jane Rogers, Richard G. 
Rogers, Richard B. Roush. Virginia L. Rude, 
Peggy Ann Russell, Marilyn M. Ruth. S. Jane 
Sands, Jay J. Saphier, William C. SchafEner, 
Joan M. Scheid, Mrs, Virginia Ely Schneeberg, 
Anne A. Schultz, Robert B. Schultz, Charles 

B. Schumacher. Joan M. Schwartz, Anna H. 
Schweiker. Bruce M. Scott. Diane Scott. John 
H. Scott. Raymond E. Shaw, Richard E. 
Shearer, Daryl J. Sheridan. John A. Shoener. 
Joan E. Sievers, June N. Simon, Arthur E. 
Sloat, Crawford I. Smith, Donald M. Smith, 
John Handle Smith, Barbara Ann Snyder. 
Joseph H. Snyder. Jr., Lucille E, Snyder, 
Richard W. Soellner. Stephen B. Sofield. Joan 
Sparrell, Andrew W. Stabler. Jr.. Wendell N. 
Stainsby, Jack D. Stamets. James H. Stanton, 
Joan H. Stein, Marcus D. Stephanides, Barbara 
Lou Stine, Charlotte D. Stratton. Louis K. 
Stuntzner. Jr.. William M. Szabo. Richard H. 
Talbet. Raymond W. Tallau, Nancy E. Tat- 
nall. Dorothy J. Taylor, William W. Taylor. 
Patricia A. Thomas, John D, Thomson, Eloise 
M Triggs, Walter C, Ulrich, Allen H, Vernon. 
June P. Wajtner. WiUiam E. Wainwright, Jr., 
Jean L, Walker, Robert A. Watkins. Pamela 
Watts, Mark R. Weiss, Barbara K. Welch, Clark 
J, Welch, Richard S. Wiener, Patricia A. Wiley, 
Frances E. Wilkins. John L. Williams, Susan R. 
Williams, May B. Williamson, Avilda R. Wilson, 
Henry G. Witman. Nancy L, Wolfinger, Janet 
Woods, William J. Wrabley, Jr., William R. 
Wragg, Jr,, Lorraine A. Yaufman, Norman M, 
Yoffe, Donald E. York, Robert L. Zang, Nancy 
L. Zeisloft. Frederick J. Zwiesele. Jr. 


Lawrence J. Bacon. Jr.. Robert Bennett, 
Kenneth J. Bialkin, Edward W, Keyes, Jr„ 
WiUiam R, Kiely, Jr., Richard T. Larson, 
Leslie R. PuUen, 


Florence Adams, Ethel G. Allison, P. L. 
Arbogast, John W. Arbogast. Jacqueline P. 
Archinard, Ray Armor, Atlantic & Pacific Tea 
Co.. J. H. Auslander, Clarence L. Auten, E. C. 
Basom, Mrs. Harvey Beaver, Norman R. Bell, 
Herman P. Belth, Frederick C. Benner, Jr., 
Mrs. Berenice Ohl Bennett, Lyle R. Bennett, 

C. Geyer Berge, A, J, Berlin, John D. Betzel, 
Charles S. Bicksler, WilUam E. Bieber, Jr., 

Olive L. Bixler, Wainwright D. Blake, Syl- 
vester J. Blum. Albert M. K. Blume. Richard 
Blythe. Mildred H. Bolich. Charles M, Bond, 
Paul J. Brand, Mrs. Nancy Bratby. Margaret 
L. Bryan. William A. Bryan, Ralph E. Brough, 
Esther R. Bucher, John Bucher, Bernard H. 
Bueffel. Jr., Buffalo Valley Telephone Co., 
Clyde E. Burgee, David Burpee, Busser Supply 
Co,, Campbell's Mills, Jesse Carson, Stanley H. 
Chapinan, Mrs. Hilda Chiloro. Citizens Electric 
Co.. Samuel L. Clark, Mrs. Bernice B. Clayton, 
Coffee House, w. H, Coleman, James J. 
Colorita, Mrs. Gladys E. Cook. Harold E. Cook, 
Paul J. Cook. Mrs. Paul J. Cook. Albert H. 
Cooper. A. H. Copeland. I. W. Danforth. S. C. 
Daugherty, H. Edward Davis, John Davis, Jean 
Deaner, Samuel T. Deibert, Russell Dennis. 
EUwood S. Derr. Glenn E. Dornsife, Rae Drei- 
fuss, C. Dreisbach's Sons. Mrs. Merle M. 
Edwards, Jr., Kathryn Eisley, Lowell B. Elhs, 
Mrs. R. G. Evans, Robert M. Ewing, James 
Parr, Jr., Mrs. Harold Peaater, Harry S, 
Pegley. Mrs, Edward G. Pennell, Helen and 
Leona Fertig (Wagners Restaurant), Mrs, 
Mary Danneker Pidrych, John W. Fisher. 
Millicent G. Pisher, Focht Printing Co.. James 
R. H. Forrester. Arlie L. Fox. Adolf I. Prantz. 
Benjamin Freeman. Mrs. Phoebe E. Pry. Eliza- 
beth Funkhouser. Robert A. Gardner. Warren 

D. Garman, Mrs. Lois S. Garvin, Harry R. 
Garvin. James A. Gathings, Florence H. 
Geist, Leonard Goldberg, Beatrice E, Gon- 
zalez, Good &: Maurer. Daniel P. Green, Mrs. 
George R. Greene, Fred C. Grenoble, Robert 
R. Grenoble, Grit Publishing Co., Dorothy 
Groezinger, Alejandro E. Grullon, Jack G. Guy, 
Loren S. Hadley, Howard L, Harder, Philip 
L, Harriman, Louis H. Harris, Rachel p. Hart- 
man, William Hauch, Harold W, Hayden, Pearl 
A, Heflelfinger, John E, Heim, Heimbach 
Lumber Co., Helen L. Heminghaus, Robert D. 
Henderson, C. E. Herman. Mrs. Emma P. 
Hogentogler, Fred Hollenbach, Lydia Holm, 
Charles R, Holton, H. Boardman Hopper, Laura 
S. Hopper, Marie L, Hopper, John M. Hop- 
wood, Alfred C. Howell, Albert E. Humphreys, 
Mary H. Hunt, Lewis J. Ives, Jr., Mrs. D. J. 
Jones, Cyrus H. Karraker. Milton T. Kleintop. 
Sidney J. Kelly. Lester Kiett. Carl H. Kindig. 
Elizabeth S. Kirk, Corinne Kittelson, Prances 
M. Kreisher, James L, Lawler, Harry Law- 
rence, George B. Lawson, Andrew L. Leiser. 
Lentz Drug Store, Carolyn A. Lewert, Agnes 
Lewis, Lewisburg Inn, Lewisburg Baptist 
Church, Lewisburg Chair & Furniture Co., 
Hotel Lewisburger, Mrs. Anabel Wagner Libby. 
Merrill W. Linn, Mrs. John O. U. Love, Jr., 
Mrs. Virginia Edwards Lowe, Russell M. 
Luck, Herbert H. Maack, Hulda Magalhaes, 
Wayne E. Manning, Edward W. Markoqski, 
Jas. H. Matthews & Co., Robert L. Matz, 
Gilbert S. McClintock, Benson McDowell, Mrs. 
W. B. McPall, Carmeta McLeob, R. L. Mc- 
Namara. Beverly R. McQuilken. William D, 
McRae, Jr., Seymour Mark, Truman R. Mar- 
tin, Ward K. Martin, Meachum Motor Co,, 
Melicent Melrose, Edwin D. Mensch, Charles 

E. Merrill. MifHinburg Telegraph, Gertrude 
Miles, Charles D. S. Miller, William E. Minium, 
Dorothy Morse, Carl A. Naugle. J. J. Newberry 
Co., Mrs. Frances L. Nimkoff, Meyer F, Nim- 
koff, Mrs. Newton J. Noll, Lee Nusbaum, J, 
Orin Oliphant, Douglas H. Orrok. Addison 
Outwater. C. May Overton. Robert N. Parker, 
Peerless Laundry Co.. Ferdinand J. Pflug. Mrs. 
Richard M. Petersen, Harold W. Pfautz, Rich- 
ard G. Plaisted. John Plant, Mary Ann Plum- 
mer, Gordon Poteat, Purity Candy Co., Lloyd 
N. Rahn, Bertram P. Rambo, Robert P. Rau- 
tenstrauch. Reliable Furniture Co.. Scott Rea 
(Rea & Derick), Charles R. Reagan, Mrs. 
William Reagan. John C. Reed. Dayton Reich- 
ley, Charles B. Reif, Walter E. Reinman, 
Reish Brothers, Erma M. Reish. Clarence H. 
Richardson. Mrs. Lena Rishel, Harry W. Rob- 
bins. William S. Rollins. Shermair Ross, W. 
A. Royer & Son, John P. Ruhl, Walter H. 
Sauvain. T. P. Scarpino. Carl W. Scheerer, 
Alamar H. Shatford, Mrs. Walter B. Shaw, 

A, M. Shorts, Maurice P. Sieger, Desh B. 
Sikka, P. C. Smalstig, Harry G. Smith, Man- 
ning A. Smith, Margaret P, Smith, Russell L, 

'smith, C. Willard Smith. Andrew J. Sordoni, 
David Souders. Robert L. Sutherland, Her- 
bert L. Spencer, Helen E. Sprague, Frank A. 
Sprague, Barney Steifel, Harry E. Stein, Park 

B. Steininger. Mary Jane Stevenson, N, H. 
Stewart. Charles P. Stickney. Donald G. Still- 
man, W. Richard Stroh, Roy C. Tasker, Bomen 
P. Thomason, Thomason Chevrolet Inc, John 
G. Thompson, Ploy Ubil, W. J. Underwood. 
Clay VanBuskirk, Mrs, Charles P. Vaughan, 
Mrs. Helen H. Vincent. Watson-Flagg Machine 
Co.. Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Lucille 
Wagner. Milton Wagner. Wanda E. Wagner, 
Dominic T. Walker, Richard E. Walker, Mrs. 
Virginia Walker. Helen Walter. Jesse Warren. 
W. Preston Warren, Vincent F, Washvilla. W. 
W. Watkins. Mrs. Harold P. Webber. William 
R. Webber. Harmer A. Weeden. Ernest T. Weir. 
Mrs. Paul Wertman, Robert E. White. Mrs. 
Wilham R. White, Prank E. Wihiams, Roderick 
O. Williams, Dorothy Wilson, Harold K. Wis- 
luski, Mrs. Joseph Wolf, Jr.. Women's Dining 
Hall. Arthur L. Wood, Miriam Yearick, J. 
Fred Zeller, John W. Zoerb. 


September 1949 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x'3r.. President oOi BlnoTii St., Danville 

KENNETH V! . SLIFER '26, First Vice-President 

IY7 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. 
S. DALE SPOTTS, M.D. '18, Second Vice-President 

306 S. 12tli St.. Philadelpliia 

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

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretriry-Editor IJO S. Front St.. Lewisburg 

Assembly Enlarges Board 
of Directors 

Following a resolution passed in June, 194S, the Gen- 
eral Assembly of our Association elected nine additional 
members of the Board of Directors. The new board of 
fifteen elected members now consists of the following; per- 
sons : 

Term Ending 1950 
I. H. Marantz '48, 247 Central Park West, New York, N. Y. 
Roy E. Nicodemus x'25, SOI Bloom St., Danville, Pa. 
Mrs. Thomas B. Sear (Rita Holbrook '37), 18i Ehnnre Rd., Mon- 
roe Meadows, Brighton, Rochester 10. X. Y. 
S. Dale Spotts '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7, Pa. 
Arthur R. Yon '17, The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City. N. J. 

Term Ending 1951 
Paul E. Fink '29, 606 N. Arch St., Montoursville, Pa. 
Mrs. J. B. Kelly (Emily Devine '21), 1569 Metropolitan Ave., New 

York City 62, N. Y. 
Lawrence M. Kimball '23, Box 226, Vineland, N. J. 
Kenneth W. Slifer '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. 

Term Ending 1952 
Eugene D. Carstater '26. R. D. No. 1, Falls Church, Va. 
Howard V. Fisher '13, 1319 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing, Pa. 
Harry F. Hartzell x'08. Maydwell & Hartzell, Inc.. 158-168 11th 

St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Mrs. T. Jefferson Miers (Louise Matthews '26). 1021 Highniunt 

Rd., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 
Charles T. Sober '39, 360 Bond St., Bridgeport 8, Conn. 

Clyde P. Bailey '29, recently elected Alumni Trustee, has re- 
signed from the Alumni Association Board of Directors. His suc- 
cessor will be chosen by the board at its next meeting. 


Listen ! This is your Alumni Association speaking 
— saying thank you, to all whose names appear in the 
givers' list. You have made a good showing in this 
first efifort. We all know, and Lowell put it into words 
for us, that it is, 

"Not what we give but what we share. 
For the gift without the giver is bare." 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, at 7:30 P. M. 

100% Attendance Requested — and Expected! 

R. E. Nicodemus x'25 

Alumni President Writes 

September 1, 1949 
Dear Bucknell .\lumni : 

I take this opportunity to extend greetings and ex- 
press my appreciation for the privilege of serving as 
president of your Alumni Association. However, 1 
must remind you that Frank Davis, our able secretary, 
and I are only two a\'erage human beings, and without 
your support and tireless efforts, we cannot hope to 
make this association what you want it to be ; so please 
get behind us and push, and in front of us and pull, until 
our association is traveling like the stampeding herd of 
Bison ; then nothing can stop us. 

I suggest that each one of you. after reading this 
letter, take down the calendar and draw a red circle 
around the date of October 22. 1949, and make plans to 
be with us on Homecoming. It is worth almost any 
sacrifice to get back to the campus and see all those 
old friends and make new ones. Don't permit another 
year to pass without coming back. Life is too short 
and it's later than you think. 

Most of you know that last year, under the chair- 
manship of Ken Slifer, we were finally able to establish 
the Bucknell Alumni Fund. Ken has done an outstand- 
ing job in setting up the organization and presented 
some very glowing reports at the annual meeting of 
the Board of Directors this spring, ^^'e hope that you, 
as a Bucknellian, will realize your responsibility and 
contribute something, no matter how small or large, 
to this fund soinetime this year and make it grow to a 
size worthy of our Alma Mater. 

There are approximately 12.000 Bucknell Alumni 
scattered all over the world and, wherever you are, we 
are certain that you always have a feeling of nostalgia 
when your mind wanders back to those old college days 
on the campus. We hope the feeling will grow strong 
enough to bring you back in person and, when you 
come, don't fail to stop a moment in the Alumni Office 
(in the Hill and say hello. 

My sincere best wishes, 

R. E. Nicodemus, M.D., President 

Bucknell Alumni Association 

September 1949 27 

^iu6^ ^%e^ccCeH^tA 

Clubs Presidents 

Altoona, Pa Raymond B. Allison '40 (V. Pres.) , R. D. 2, Box 138A, Hollidaysburg, Pa. 

Atlanta, Ga Robert S. Ingols '31, Apt. 145, 251 Tenth St., N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 

Atlantic City, N.J Robert K. Bell '20, 55 E. Surf Road, Ocean City, N. J. 

Baltimore, Md Francis Moerschbacher '30, 5305 Chandler Ave., Baltimore 7, Md. 

Bloomsburg, Pa J. Claire Patterson '35, 242 Penn St., Bloomsburg, Pa. 

California-Northern Nelson F. Davis, Jr. '22, 120 ElCerrito Ave., San Mateo, Cahf. 

( San Francisco) 

Capitol District, N. Y William R. Morton '41, 437 Hulett St., Schenectady 7, N. Y. 

Charleston, W. Va Dr. Coleman J. Harris '12, 3810 Staunton Ave., Charleston, W. Va. 

Chicago, 111 Dr. Robert Streeter '38, 6005 'Woodlawn Ave., Chicago 37, 111. 

Cincinnati, Ohio Mrs. Frances Rockwell Dentler '37 (Ch.), Apt. 320, Naomi Apts., 2357 St. 

James, Cincinnati 6, Ohio 

Cleveland, Ohio Dr. John G. Sholl '37, 3026 Coleridge Rd., Cleveland 18, Ohio 

Connecticut Clifford A. Holleran '19, Catonah St., Ridgefield, Conn. 

Danville, Pa Dr. R. E. Nicodemus x'25, 501 Bloom St., Danville, Pa. 

Delaware Arthur H. Winey '36, Faulk Rd., R. D. 2, Wilmington, Del. 

DuBois, Pa Howard H. Moore '22, 509 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, Pa. 

Elmira, N. Y Edward K. Hofifman x'44, 1211 W. Water St., Elmira, N. Y. 

Erie, Pa Herbert C. Harper x'45, 423 Glenruadh Ave., Erie, Pa. 

Harrisburg, Pa Nolan F. Ziegler '32, 22 S. Third St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Hazleton, Pa Dr. Patrick Gillespie '28, 1225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa. 

Ithaca, N. Y Mrs. Marilyn Eppley Shaffer '42, 408 E. State St., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Johnstown, Pa Robert Haberstroh '22, 140 Second Ave., Westmont, Johnstown, Pa. 

Kansas City H. Glenn Eshelman '40, 4323 Oxford Rd., Mission, Kan. 

Lancaster, Pa Mrs. Anna Fishel Poorbaugh '35. 1 180 Seventh St., Lancaster, Pa. 

Lehigh Valley, Pa George H. Fritzinger '26, 1350 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

Lewistown, Pa J. Lester Houser '20, 87 Chestnut St., Lewistown, Pa. 

Lock Haven, Pa George F. B. Lehman '25, 696 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 

Lycoming County, Pa George R. Walters '33, 1601 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 

Metropolitan, N. Y Mrs. Emily Devine Kelly '21, 1569 Metropolitan Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Michigan-Toledo Fred Vitale '29, 5511 Coplin, Detroit 13, Mich. 

Milton, Pa Carl L. Millward '06, 526 N. Front St., Milton, Pa. 

Monmouth-Ocean Counties Isadore I. Zlotkin '34, 12 Court St., Freehold, N. J. 

Mount Carmel, Pa Harry W. Jones '23, 326 S. Oak St., Mt. Carmel, Pa. 

New England Louis K. Stuntzner '22, 33 Coolidge Ave., Needham 92, Mass. 

Pacific Northwest Harold L. Hunter '11, 5637 Brooklyn Ave.. Seattle, Wash. 

Philadelphia, Pa Dr. S. Dale Spotts '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh, Pa Max W. Dernier '33, R. D. 7, Box 389, Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 

Pittsfield, Mass Stephen Terpak '24, 110 Euclid Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Pocono Mountain, Pa Frances M. Davis '25, Box 62, Swiftwater, Pa. 

Reading, Pa Clair G. Spangler, M.D. '25, 214 N. Sixth St., Reading, Pa. 

Rochester, N. Y Volney B. Frankel '43, 899 Culver Rd., Apt. 314, Rochester 9, N. Y. 

Rocky Mountain John B. Rishel '15, 1390 S. Josephine St., Denver 10, Colo. 

St. Petersburg, Fla Frank H. Brown x'24, 734 Third Ave., So., St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Scranton, Pa Robert L. Payne '30, 2030 N. Main St., Scranton 8, Pa. 

Shamokin, Pa Francis F. Reamer '21, 2 N. 8th St., Shamokin, Pa. 

Sharon, Pa David Mink '17, 343 White Ave., Sharon, Pa. 

Southern California Mario L. Clinco x'35 (V. Pres.),, El Cortez Apts., 827 Fourth St.. Santa 

(Los Angeles) Monica, Calif. 

Southern New Jersey Donald Streeter x'28, R. D. 4, Vineland, N. J. 

Sunbury, Pa Charles A. Fryling '13, 411 Market St., Sunbury, Pa. 

Syracuse, N. Y Calvin Sholl '46, 210 Hutchinson Ave., Syracuse 7, N. Y. 

Towanda, Pa L. M. Trimmer '28, 206 Chestnut St., Towanda, Pa. 

Trenton, N.J Louis J. Russo '33, 30 Anderson St., Trenton, N. J. 

Triple Cities, N. Y Davis Johnson, Jr. x'30, 1 Leona Ave., Endicott, N. Y. 

Tucson, Ariz Mrs. Gertrude Roos Emery '00, 2134 E. Adams St., Tucson, Ariz. 

Union County, Pa Louis Pursley '28, 1030 Washington Ave., Lewisburg. Pa. 

Washington, D. C Mrs. Grace Stone Dietz '41, 8510 Greenwood Ave., Tacoma Park, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Wellsboro, Pa Warren L. Miller '37, 78 St, James St., Mansfield, Pa. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa Claire Conway '05, 176 E. Green St., Nanticoke, Pa. 

York, Pa Mrs. Jessie Fielding Eyster '29, Seven Valleys, Pa. 



Ducknell JHumnus 


December/ 1949 


Scaeon'e Greetinge 

Dear Bucknell Alumni : 

The year 1949 is rapidly drawing to a close and I do 
want to take this opportunity to extend the Season's 
Greetings to each and every Bucknellian and thank you 
for your loyal support and cooperation during the past 
year. There are, of course, bigger and better fields to 
conquer and each year is a new challenge to us, which 
brings me to the point of our Alumni Fund Drive. 

There can be no doubt that in the past, we, as Alumni, 
have been most remiss in not being self-supporting as an 
Alumni Association. In recent years, it has required ap- 
proximately $20,000 annually of the University's funds 
to keep our Alumni Association afloat. Embarrassing, 
isn't it, when we realize how urgently the University needs 
th:it money for new buildings, teachers' salaries, replace- 
ment of equipment and innumerable other things. Well, 
the Alumni Fund Drive is underway and you have recently 
recei\ed the first Annual Report of the Alumni Fund 
with an enclosure in the form of an invitation for you to 
contribute something, regardless of how large or small, 
to this fund now. Our Secretary, Frank Davis, reports 
that the response so far has been most encouraging and 
I feel sure that each one of us wants to "swing that ax" 
and help cut up the crutch we have leaned on too long. 
So. while you are in the holiday spirit and playing Santa 
Claus, remember the stocking on the hearth of the Alumni 
Fund is waiting to be filled. 

Another problem that we should all be thinking about 
is that of future Bucknellians. I suggest that each one of 
you begin now to give some thought to our next year's, 
1950 Freshman Class. You, as Alumni, are often in a 
position to single out certain indi\iduals in high school or 
preparatory school who are excellent college material but 
who are lacking in the help and guidance necessary to 
choose a school of higher education. Don't be hesitant, 
speak up and tell them about out fine and beautiful Uni- 
versity and offer a letter to the University in support of 
the candidate when it is justified. Also, please remember 
that admission to Bucknell now requires College Board 
examinations and that means that each applicant is con- 
sidered on his or her merits and ability to pass the exami- 
nations, all of which tremendously improves our scholastic 
standing as a University and makes us proud to be its 

Again, let me thank you for the fine spirit and help 
you have given us during the past year, and my very best 
wishes to you all for a Happy Holiday Season. 
R. E. NicoDEMUS, iVI.D., President, 

Bucknell Alumni Association. 




% 7^ ^<uuce 


.•Vdmissii ms Note 23 

Alumni Director Chosen 22 

Alumni Directory 23 

Articles on Alumni 

Floyd G. Ballentine 8 

F"rank E. Burpee 19 

Rush E. Kress 3,23 

Frank R. McGregor 6 

Bruce Miller 5 

Daytun L. Ranck 19 

Charles S. Roush 18 

John C. Sanders 21 

Julius F. Seebach 7 

Frank M. Simpson 18 

I'aul G. Stolz 8 

Birthday 22 

Book Shelf 5 

P)ucknell Luncheon 23 

Campus Activities 

Campus Doin's 11 

Chemistry Department 6 

Dad's Day 15 

Homecoming- 12, 13, 22. 23 

School of Music Broadcasts .... 19 

Sociology Department 7 

Sports Picture 16, 17 

Class Reports 8 

Class Reunions 23 

Club Activities 3 

Down the Aisle 20 

Faculty Activities 21 

Freshman Legacies 18 

I^\iture Bucknellians 20 

Presidents' Descendants 10 

They Came Back 10 

Those Were the Days 23 

Trustee Nominating Committee . . 10 

^\'hat Bucknellians Are Doing ... 20 

* >;: * ^ :i: 

hroiit C()\'er: Looking at the Botany 

Building and West College from the 

stadium road 
Back Cover : A plane's-eye view of the 

upper campus, taken by John B. 

Miller '26 


Published in January, March, April, June, 
September, October and December by 


Entered as second class matter December 
30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24, 1912, 


Volume XXXIV Nc 

December 1949 

. . . Club activities . . . 


The magnificent estate of Rush H. Kress '00, 
Rockhill at Ossining on the Hudson, was the scene of a 
great Bucknell party on October 12. More than 200 
enthusiastic Bucknellians were surfeited with good 
things by their host and heard talks by former Presi- 
dent Spencer, President Hildreth, Mr. Kress and Emily 
Kelly '21, president of the Metropolitan Alumni As- 

Mrs. Kelly presented Dr. Spencer, who, in turn, in- 
troduced President Hildreth. Dr. Hildreth spoke brief- 
ly, expressing his pleasure with his new work and the 
appreciation of himself and his family for the warm 
welcome and hearty support being given by Bucknell 
Alumni and friends. 

Dr. Hildreth emphasized two points in his remarks : 
First, during his first few months on the campus, he is 
going to be a sponge and absorb as much information 
and background about Bucknell as possible as rapidh' 
as possible, at which task he believes his time can be 
more profitably spent on the campus than in traveling. 
Second, during his tenure of office, he will emphasize 
as far as he is able that the important thing for youth 
is preservation of opportunity rather than security. 
The only security in an ever-changing and always- 
competitive world, said President Hildreth, is to be 
more able than one's competitors. 

Mrs. Kelly than introduced Mr. Kress, who assured 
the group of his continued interest in making and keep- 
ing Bucknell an institution of high ideals of citizenship 
and scholarship. 

Following the formal program, Bucknellians from 
New Jersey, New York, and Long Island met separate- 
ly to plan for the future. 

The Metropolitan Alumni Association will hold its 
annual Birthday dinner in the Ball Room of Beekman 

Picnic at the Kress Estate 


Former President Spencer^ Rush H. Kress '00, and President 

Hildreth at the N. Y. Metropolitan Picnic 

Tower, 3 Mitchell Place (49th Street at First Avenue), 
on Friday evening, February 3, at 6 p. m. 

The Association, which is made up of three groups 
— North Jersey, Long Island and New York (Brook- 
lyn, Manhattan and Westchester) — have planned 
group meetings to be held monthly as follows : 

New York: A "drop in" dinner meeting on the sec- 
ond Wednesday of each month at 6 p. m. at Hotel 
Shelton (Lexington Avenue at 49th Street.) No reser- 
vations are necessary. Just drop in. The first of these 
dinners was held on November 9. 

North Jersey: Meetings are being planned by John 
Bank, Newark — Pompton Turnpike, R. D. No. 4, Pater- 
son, N. J. The committee is working on plans for a 
time and place for monthly group meetings. 


The first get-together of the Nassau-Suffolk Alumni 
Club was held Wednesday evening, November 9, 1949, 
at the Stewart Manor Country Club, Stewart Manor, 
Long Island. Some sixty-five Bucknellians were pres- 
ent. Bill Liming '2>2> acted as chairman for the event. 

Honor guest was Professor Walter "Tim" Harley 
of the Class of 1887, the last surviving member of the 
first class to be graduated from Bucknell University, 
former classes being graduated from the University of 
Lewisburg. Professor Harley, a retired teacher now 
living in Garden City, told us of some of his other 
"firsts," including being a member of the first class 

December 1949 

admitting women (three of them), and watching Buck- 
nell's first football game, played with Lafayette. 

Token prizes were given to Professor Harley as the 
oldest graduate present ; to Dan Mazzarella '42 for 
coming the longest distance, some 55 miles, from Bell- 
port ; to Charlie Edwards '41 as the most recent gradu- 
ate with the most children ; and to Jim Ferns '49 as the 
most recently married Bucknellian present. 

Discussions were held concerning the organization 
and aims of this new group, and a committee was nomi- 
nated to put these ideas into writing, arrange for an 
early January meeting, and consider nominations for 
officers. Members include Charlie Edwards '41, Art 
Iredell x'34. Bob Miller 'i7. Bill Liming '33, Ed Reis- 
man x'36. Bob Schey '49, Dick Whiteman '42, and Bill 
Wilkinson '46 named temporary chairman. 

Movies of the Bucknell-Delaware football game 
were enjoyed and a social hour completed the evening. 

Anyone interested in Bucknell, living in or near 
Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, is cordially 
invited to join this group. Those whose names and 
addresses are not in the Metropolitan Alumni Asso- 
ciation directory, or have been changed recently, are 
urged to get in touch with Bill Wilkinson, 16 Edwards 
Street, Roslyn Heights, New York ( 'phone Roslyn 
3-2108J), so that they may receive word of future meet- 


The LaMarque Restaurant in Buffalo was the scene 
of an enthusiastic Bucknell meeting on October 29, 
following the Bucknell victory over Buffalo. Dr. 
Bruce Miller '27 was toastmaster and called on Coach 
Harry Lawrence, Ed Stec, star of the game, and Bob 
Bucher and Eddie Duplicki, linemen. Lawrence re- 
called the 47-13 defeat in 1948 and spoke of the film- 
burning ceremony after this year's victory. The film 
was the picture of the disastrous defeat a year ago. 

Dr. S. Dale Spotts '18, the main speaker, gave an 
inspiring address which left the group determined to 
serve Bucknell in a big way. His theme was the in- 
fluence of habit and was profusely illustrated by stories 
from his twenty-five years of experience as a surgeon. 
Two sentences from his informal talk : "The biggest 
reason for mental breakdowns is lack of peaceful con- 
centration". "The school we live in is of great im- 
portance, but the school that lives in us is really the 
effective one". 

Frank Davis, Alumni secretary, spoke of the up- 
surge of enthusiasm at Bucknell and told of the happy 
impression being registered by President and Mrs. 

Charles Eyer '40 was elected president. A generous 
amount was turned over to the treasury, and the group 
is now ready to function. 


The Elmira group met at home of Edward Hoff- 
man x'44, president of the club. Dinner at the Harris 
Hill Inn was followed by a card party at the home of 
James B. Pulford '47, 307 Mid Avenue, Elmira. 


The regular monthly meeting was held Thursday, 
November 3, 6:00 p. m., in the Y. M. C.' A., Front and 
North Streets. An interesting speech was given by 

Joseph Nissley, Esquire, who was a recent civilian 
guest aboard the U . S. S. Midzvay, one of our largest 
aircraft carriers. He related his experiences with the 
Navy during this trip, 


A meeting of the Lehigh Valley club was held at 
the Brookside Country Club, near Allentown, at 8:00 
p. m., Friday, November 11. Malcolm Musser '18, dean 
of men at Bucknell, was the guest speaker. A luncheon 
followed the meeting. 


About 150 persons met at Kugler's Arcadia for the 
fall banquet of the Philadelphia Club on Friday, Oc- 
tober 28. A five-piece orchestra furnished a back- 
ground of music, and every table was made festive 
with a centerpiece of autumn flowers. 

Herb Watson 'i7 was master of ceremonies and in- 
troduced the speakers. He called on President S. Dale 
Spotts to introduce the guest of honor, Joseph W. 
Henderson, president of Bucknell's Board of Trustees. 

Joe replied cleverly and insisted he deserved no 
more honors at the hands of Bucknell. Dr. Edward 
W. Pangburn '15, chairman of the nation-wide Bison 
Club membership committee, spoke of the committee's 
plans and suggested some clever techniques for ob- 
taining club members. 

Judge George C. Corson of the Court of Common 
Pleas, 38th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, spoke 
for forty minutes without saying a serious word. His 
audience was convulsed with his humor, which was 
unique as well as clever, 

Frank Davis '11 brought a report from the campus 
and invited the group back to Lewisburg. 

The next club meeting will be the birthday i)arty on 
W'ednesday, February 1. 


The Trenton Bucknell Alumni Club held their 
meeting at the Clubhouse, Penn Alanor Club, Mor- 
risville, Pa., November 11 at 6:30 p. m. Professor 
John Gold of the Bucknell Department of Mathematics 
was the guest speaker. 

!!.• ;!.• if -M 

Both the Trenton and Lehigh Valley parties pre- 
ceded the Lafayette game on November 12 and gave 
opportunity for Alumni to plan motorcades to the 


The Alumni chih met at the New Athens Restau- 
rant, 1741 K St., X. \\'., on Saturday, November 5, at 
7 :00 o'clock. The guest speaker was Colonel Mason H. 
Lucas, regular Army officer, who served in China 
many years. His topic was "Things About China 
You've Never Read". 

A unique Washington party was held on Sunday, 
November 13, when Bucknellians attended, as a group, 
the service at the new Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 
where Dr. Edward O. Clark' '15. A.M. '18, D.D. '46, 
pastor of the church, preached a very interesting ser- 
mon. It is planned to arrange a similar group at- 
tendance at the Calvary Baptist Church, where both 
the pastor, Clarence W. Crawford '29, and assistant 
pastor, Idris W. Jones '31, are Bucknellians. 

December 1949 

Book Shelf 

Davh;s, Daniel R. and Frkd W. Hosler : The Challenge of 
School Board Meinhcrsliip. Chartwell House, Inc., 1949. 

This book is intended for the pre-service or inservice training 
of school board members. It emphasizes the responsibilities as 
well as tlie opportunities facing these important public servants. 

Although the book is written primarily for school board mem- 
bers, tire publishers call attention to its usability in basic courses in 
school administration. 

Dr. Davies, associate professor and executive officer, Division 
of Administration and Guidance. Teachers College, Columbia 
Universitv. received the Master of Arts degree in education at 
Bucknell in 1943. 

Davis, Fkank G. and Pearle S. Norris : Guidance Handbook 
for Teachers. McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1949. 

This book is intended for the inservice training of teachers in 
guidance and also to serve as a college text. It grew out of the 
fact that only one high school in seven in the United States em- 
ploys a guidance counselor, and that consequently whatever guid- 
ance is done in the vast majority of schools must be the work of 
classroom teachers. 

The volume is phrased in non-tecliiiical language and contains 
a number of tools intended to make guidance effective, while re- 
lieving the teacher of burdensome details. Features specially help- 
ful to teachers are treatment of Problems of the Adolescent. Mea- 
surement, Capacity and Achievement, the Guidance Clinic, Guid- 
ance Records and Reports, and Counseling, both individual and 

Dr. Davis '11 is head of Bucknell's Department of Education 
and Mrs. Norris, A.M. '42, is counselor in the Holmes Junior Higli 
School in Pliiladelphia. 

Davis, Fr.\xk G. : Guidance Manual for Principals. McGraw- 
Hill Book Co., 1949. 

This book was written to aid principals, counselors, coordi- 
nators of guidance programs and other school administrators in 
guiding their teachers who are using the Handbook described 

It provides the guidance leader with numerous suggestions for 
helping teachers with the various units in the Handbook. Guidance 
philosophy and suggestions for the organization of a guidance pro- 
gram have prominent places in the book. 

Frantz. Adolph I. : Half a Hundred Thralls to Fausf. Univer- 
sity of North Carolina Press, 1949. 

The author states in his preface to this Goethe Bicentennial 
volume that he has set forth the ascertainable facts concern- 
ing the lives of the English and the American translators of 
Goethe's Faust. To those interested in international literary rela- 
tionships he offers much new and significant biographical material. 
Professor Frantz also attempts to evaluate the various translations 
and to bring them into relationship with each other and with past 
and contemporary critical opinion. A number of bibliographical 
errors of long standing are corrected. Also the authorships of two 
English translations of Goethe's Faust are established for the first 
time in this book. 

In tire epilogue. Dr. Frantz draws a "composite picture of the 
translators and their works and considers the tantalizing question 
as to why such a host of men and women on two continents should 
engage in the almost impossible task of making an acceptable 
English translation of Faust and why nearly half a hundred of 
them should intellectually fall under its spell and become thralls 
to Faust." Dr. Frantz is professor of German at Bucknell. 

Potter, P. J. : Steam Pozver Plants. The Ronald Press, 1949. 

John C. Reed, head of the Bucknell Department of Mechani- 
cal Engineering, writes concerning this took : "There has been a 

need for an up-to-date textbook in the field of power plants for 
several years. Professor P. J. Potter, head of the Mechanical 
Engineering Department at the University of North Dakota, 
former member of the mechanical engineering staff at Bucknell 
University, has just published such a book. The material is up- 
to-date and is especially recommended to our Alumni for its treat- 
ment of heat balances, economics and treatment of the flow of 

Warfel, Harry R., Ernst G. Mathews, and John C. Bushman, 
American College English. American Book Co., 1949. 

In a preface, the authors state that this book is a text for one 
year's work in college composition. It has the advantage of com- 
bining three books in one, namely : a freshman English text, a 
handbook of usage, and a composition text. The examples arc 
fresh and interesting, and the exercises are attractive. 

The book represents an attempt to cover the entire range of 
freshman college English and is a thorough piece of work. It 
emphasizes the immediate needs of the student and motivates his 
work with illustrations drawn out of contemporary writings. 

The publishers report that the printing of 20,000 copies 
was sold out promptly. 

Dr. Warfel '20 is a former member of the Bucknell faculty 
and former registrar of the Universitv. 

Bruce Miller '27 Returns 
to Campus 

On a recent visit to the campus Dr. Bruce Miller 
spoke to the student church on "The Closed Door to 
Social Progress." His theme was the necessity for the 
scientific attitude in social, economic and political 

Bruce took a leave of absence from the headship 
of Bucknell's Chemistry Department to work on the 
Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project. Following that he 
went into business and is now personnel administrator 
of the Research, Prodtiction and Sales Departments of 
the Linde Air Products Company. His office is at 
Tonawanda, New York. 

Always a public-spirited, creative citizen, he has 
Ijeen active in ci\ic, social and religious affairs and is 
in much demand as a speaker. 

Mrs. Miller is the former Florence Beckworth '27. 
They have three children, Bruce, Audrey and Grant, in 
high school, junior high school and first grade, re- 
spectively. They live at 54 Fruehauf Avenue, Snyder, 
New York. 


December 1949 

Chairman of tlie Department of Chemistrii 

A.B., Hope College: M.S.. Ph.D.. Pennsylvania State College. Listed in 
American Men of Science and Who's Who in American Education. .\.ssis- 
tant in chemistry. Pennsylvania State College; assistant professor, Penn- 
sylvania State College: professor of chemistrv" at Bucknell since 1942. Mem- 
ber of the .\meriean Chemical Society. American Association for .\dvance. 
Tnent of Science. Sigma Xi, Alpha Clii Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Lambda 
Upsilon. Plii Kappa .\lpha. Blue Key. Lions Club. 

Chemistry at Bucknell 

Chemistry courses at Bucknell are adapted to the 
needs of both the scientist and the non-scientist. The 
general course is the beginning one for science majors. 
On the other hand, it is usually the first and last 
chemistry course for engineers and liberal arts stu- 
dents. Each staff member takes charge of one or more 
discussion classes per week. The general plan for the 
course is the responsibility of the lecturer, but it is 
definitely a cooperative enterprise. A weekly general 
chemistry conference is held, where we discuss prob- 
lems of the preceding week and plan for next week's 
work for discussion of problems of the course. 

Experimental research Avork under the supervision 
of a professor is oiifered as a senior honors course. It 
gives the better student more opportunity for indepen- 
dent work than is usually afforded in regular courses. 
The number of students doing senior research is usual- 
ly small and a report in the form of a thesis is required 
of everyone. 

In the advising of seniors, the entire department 
meets as a group with each student to counsel with him 
concerning his schedule and future plans. In this way 
he gets the opinion of each faculty member. He is then 
better able to decide for himself what he should do. 

The department is fully accredited by the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society for the training of professional 

The department also oft'ers graduate work leading 
to the Master of Science degree. In order to facilitate 
our graduate program and to enable the department to 
cut down its heavy teaching load, a number of gradu- 
ate assistants are employed. These men give half- 
time to the department and half-time to graduate 
study. A small amount of money has been obtained from 
industry to sponsor fellowships for work on fundamental 

research. The student is under no obligation to the indus- 
try and all results are publishable. 

Examinations co\'ering the four basic fields of 
chemistry are given to all entering graduate students. 
The results of these tests allow the department to plan 
each student's program in such a way that he may ob- 
tain an adequate background in the four fields, and to 
avoid the imposition of rigid course requirements on 
all graduate students. Approximately one-half of a 
graduate student's time is devoted to experimental re- 
search work. 

The spirit and character of a department — that 
something that determines whether your son or daugh- 
ter should go there — cannot be measured by the build- 
ings or by the number of students. It must emanate' 
from the personalities of those people who direct its 
activities. A team of five professors, each having the 
Ph.D. degree from a recognized school — Cornell, M. I. 
T., Penn State, Rutgers, and Yale — provides the lead- 
ership for the work of the department. In addition, 
seven graduate assistants cooperate in teaching labora- 
tory sections. With this leadership we like to believe 
that this is not only a place where many things are 
done well each day, but also where no student seeking 
inspiration or kindly guidance is ever likely to be 
turned awav. 

Frank R. McGregor 

Frank R. McGregor x'23 wrote a very- modest letter in 
reply to our inquiry, the gist of which was, "1 haven't 
much to report — the only picture I have was taken while I 
was in the Navy. — As for family, all I can say is I am mar- 
ried and have one wife." However, Who's Who in Amer- 
ica and Who's Who in Commerce and Industry filled in 
some interesting details. Here are a few of them 

McGregor, Frank R., executive. National Assn. of Manufactur- 
ers. 1939-41 : chief of field management. War Production Board, 
Washington, 1941-42: director public relations, Gaylord Container 
Corp. of St. Louis, 1946-49 : appointed special adviser, City- Airport 
Commission, St. Louis. July 1946; executive vice-pres. and trustee. 
Council for Independent Business, Washington, D. C since Febru- 
ary 1949 ; member, firm of Earle and McGregor, Washington, D. C. : 
Xavy liaison officer to special committee of U. S. Senate to study 
and survey problems of small business enterprises and select com- 
mittee of small business of U. S. House of Representatives, 1942-46 ; 
(Continued on Page 23) 

FRANK R. McGregor 

December 1949 


Chaii-man of the Department of Sociology and of the 

Division of the Social Sciences 

A.B., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California. 
Diploma in Social Research. University of Southern California. Taught 
at University of Oregon, Michigan State College, University of Southern 
California. President, Eastern Sociological Society, 1949-.50. Chairman. 
Committee on Reseaich. National Council on Family Relations. 194S — 
Author of Sociolorjii (with William F. Ogburn of the University of Chi 
cago). The Child. The Familij, Parent-Child Relationships. Marriage and 
the Familu. Member of the American Sociological Society. Phi Beta 
Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta. Phi Delta Kappa. 

Sociology at Bucknell 

Sociology is one of the younger departments a( 
Bucknell, being only about twenty-five years old. 
Courses in sociology "were taught for many years by 
Professor William E. ]\lartin, but the first person to 
devote all his time to the subjects was Stanley P. 
Davies. Ph.D., who headed the department in 1923-24. 
Dr. Davies is at present director of the Community 
Service Society of New York City, the largest private 
social work agency in the world. From 1924 to 1930, 
sociology was headed by Dr. Clarence R. Johnson, a 
rare person whom Kenneth Slifer in a recent Bucknell 
Chapel talk eulogized as "my most unforgettable 
character." On Dr. Johnson's resignation, the head- 
ship passed to Dr. Robert L. Sutherland, who served 
until 1938, when he resigned to join President Rainey 
at the University of Texas as director of the Hogg 
Foundation for Alental Hygiene, in which position he 
continues to serve. 

At present, the department consists of Meyer F. 
Nimkoff, Harold W. Pfautz, Ruth Rautenstrauch, and 
E. Frederick Schietinger, with James P. Brahaney of 
the staff' of the Northeastern Federal Penitentiary 
offering our course in criminology. 

From a curriculutn of six courses in 1925, the offer- 
ing of the department has grown until now more than 
twenty courses are given. Of special interest to Alumni 
may be the new curriculum in sociology which has 
been introduced within the last two years. An under- 
standing of the society in which we live is at least a 
partial basis for a liberal education and the new cur- 
riculum is designed to maximize this understanding. 
The new curriculum aims also to provide more ade- 
quately the skills needed by those who will use soci- 
ologj'' professionallv. The new curriculum is a com- 

bination of required and elected courses, designed to 
assure the student a better distribution of emphasis 
than was the case in the past, when a major consisted 
of twenty-four hours in the department selected at 
random from the courses offered. In addition to the 
introductory course, majors are now required to enroll 
in anthropology, social disorganization, the history of 
social theor}-, theory and methods of social research, and 
the senior conference. An important objective of the new 
curriculum is to integrate the four-year program. In 
senior conference, through informal lectures and dis- 
cussions, the attempt is made to synthesize the various 
fields of sociology. At the end of the senior year the 
student is required to pass comprehensive examina- 
tions, covering the three fields of sociology: social 
change, social organization, sociological theory and 
methods of research. This program should help to 
maintain Bucknell's position in sociology among 
American colleges. 

Top Radio Man 

Julius F. Seebach, Jr. '20. vice-president of station 
\\'OR in charge of radio and te]e\-ision, and a mem- 
ber of ^^'OR's board of directors, is an exceedingly 
busy man right now since on him rests the responsi- 
bility for seeing that his company's television program 
is as nearly perfect as possible. 

Leaving the Class of 1918 to drive a French ambu- 
lance in the First World War, he came home with the 
Purple Heart and the Croix de Guerre and finished 
with the Class of 1920. 

He taught French in preparatory and high schools 
for four years, at the same time studying voice with 
Frank LaForge and singing on the radio. 

Having joined WOR in 1925 as an announcer, he 
became program director in 1926. From 1928 to 1935 
he worked with the Columbia Broadcasting System, 
where he was successively a continuity writer, pro- 
duction manager and program director. 

Julius returned to AVOR in 1935 as director of pro- 
gram operations, became vice-president in 1941 and a 

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December 1949 

Professors Retire, Service Totals 
S9 Years 

Floyd G. Ballentine '99, Harvard Ph.D., was professor 
of Latin 46 years, instructor of Greek for 13 years, sec- 
retary of faculty for 23 years and editor of the college 
catalog 20 years. An excellent tennis player, he served 
as tennis coach for many years, without remuneration. 
He is the author of articles in Harvard Studies, Classical 
Weekly and Proceedings of the American Philological 
Association, and a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta 
Kappa, American Philological Association and Classical 
Association of the Middle Atlantic States. 


Paul G. Stolz "08, I\LA. •12. with the Bucknell :\lusic 
Department 43 years, served as director 40 years. He 
studied in the Hochschule for Musick, Berlin, Germany, 
and received his Mus.D. from John B. Stetson University. 

Since leaving Bucknell. Paul has been enjoying an 
active retirement. In addition to being an executive of 
the local firm of Royal Imprints Inc., he directed the Sun- 
bury Community Chorus for two years, the Shamokin 
Community Chorus for one year, and is now director of 
music at the St. John's Reformed Church in Shamokin. 

Class Reports 

Class of 1900 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Edk.v S. Super 

19 N. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

As reporter for the Class of 1900. it is 
mv sad dutv to announce the death of 
May Kline Bunnell, wife of Dr. C. E. 
Bunnell, also of our class. In addition 
to her husband, she is survived by a 
daughter, Jean, of Tacoma, Wash., a 
sister, Lulu x'07 (Mrs. W. Blakney), 
of Seattle; another sister, Ada xI'OQ 
(Mrs. Ernest Sandel), and a brother, 
Raymond '19, both of Winfield. 

A classmate wrote of May: "May 
was a very good friend, so responsive 
and appreciative and always so willing 
to give of herself in affection and kind- 
ness." As an example of this statement. 
May WTOte to another classmate in a 
letter which proved to be her last: "It 
is hard for me to write, but I do want 
to tell vou, if I had derived no other 

benefit from my college life. I should 
be most grateful for our friendship of 
50 years!" 

So the two circles '00 of our class are 
growing smaller and smaller and some 
day will coincide, leaving but one 0! 

Class of 1907 

Class Reporter: Leo L. Rockwell 
49 Broad St., Hamilton, N. Y. 


The Unfinished Story of a Class 

George Washington Leach played 
baseball for a year after graduation and 
then located in New Bethlehem, where 
he started in business. In 1910 he mar- 
ried Ursula Parmley. .\n attack of 
bronchial asthma compelled him in 1918 
to take his family to California. His 

health improving, he returned to New 
Bethlehem in 1924 and served as presi- 
dent of the Leach Glove Co. In 1927 he 
reported three children, Charles, Dor- 
othy, and Georgia — a fine family. How- 
ever, ill luck still pursued Tomni}', and 
he died in an automobile accident, Aug- 
ust 10. 1934. 

Ursula Parmley Leach. Tommy's 
wife, shared his fortunes and misfor- 
tunes with loyalty and fortitude. Like 
Tommy, she was always loyal to Buck- 
nell, and it was a matter of keen regret 
to them both that his ill health prevent- 
ed their coming back for reunions, a 
regret eloquently expressed in the let- 
ters they sent at reunion time. But 
she, too, was marked by the Grim Reap- 
er, dying April 13, 1942. We miss you. 
Tommy and L^rsy. It is good to know 
that vour children carrv on. 

December 1949 

Charles Austin Lemmon x'07. Char- 
ity, always one of the most popular 
men in the class, found the engineering 
job he secured after his junior year too 
tempting" to return to college, so he took 
up permanent residence in Montana, 
where he found stead}- advancement in 
his chosen profession. Although Char- 
ley is one of those non-letter-writing 
guys, so that we have been dependent 
upon second- and third-hand informa- 
tion about him, he is said to be high 
in the copper mining industry — or is it 
railroad engineering? His address is 
5U9 Locust St., Anaconda, Mont. 

Margaret Wynona Lesher Riggs, one 
of the numerous Xorthumberland 
Bucknell Leshers, formed the second 
intra-class life partnership when ,to no 
one's surprise, she married George 
Riggs (q. V.) and followed him into 
Baptist mission work. For j'ears they 
commuted between Puerto Rico and 
home base, the Lesher farm at North- 
umberland, turning up for reunions as 
often as furloughs and reunion years 
coincided. Yerj- soon they began to 
bring back junior members of the firm 
and are now rejoicing over the third 
generation (see report of 1947 reunion). 
Since George's retirement, she keeps 
the home fires burning on R. D. 1, 
Northumberland, while George gallops 
around the country on various assign- 

Ona Estella Lillibridge Rennells ma- 
triculated with the class but soon left its 
ranks. The 1921 Alumni Catalog gives 
her address as Okmulgee, Okla.; the 
1926 Catalog lists her as of unknown 

Thomas Beeber Lockard reported in 
1947 that since graduation he has been 
teaching school and farming. His wife 
was Margaret Hofer, whom he married 
in 1910 and who died in 1935. One son 
born to them died in 1930. Tommy re- 
ported that he is now retired but "still 
young at sixty-nine." His address is 

Clarence Edward Long. "Punch" 
was one of several bad boys who stayed 
with the class long enough to get their 
picture in the 1907 L'Agenda, then de- 
serted us to join less illustrious classes. 
However, we've forgiven him and wel- 
comed him back. Punch has been a suc- 
cessful engineer; we've heard his story, 
but since he didn't put it on paper and 
the historian is such a dope in engineer- 
ing matters, we don't remember the de- 
tail. However, Coit Hoechst can give 
vou the storv. Punch's present address: 
R. R. 4, Bo.x 129, Greensburg. 

Class of 1913 

Class Reporter: Charles A. Fryling 

411 Market St., Sunbury, Pa. 

I am sorry that our column this time 
cannot bring you news of a more cheer- 
ful nature, but I wanted to let you know 
about these five classmates who have 
passed on in the last year and a half. 

Frank L. Kerstetter, widely-known 
silk industry man, died at Nanticoke 
late in June, 1949. He was owner and 
operator of the Kerstetter Thro\ying 
Co., his plant gaining wide publicity 
within the past decade as a model mill. 

Charles A. Nyberg, former professor 
of English in the Extension Division 
of the L'niversitv of Wisconsin, died 
.\pril 19, 1949, in Milwaukee. Born in 

Stockholm, Sweden, he had lived in the 
United States since childhood. 

C. E. Phillips, of Shillington, died 
July li. 1948. Following" graduation 
Irom Bucknell with the B.S. degree, he 
worked a few months in the engineering" 
field and then began the study of den- 
tistry in the fall of 1914. Three years 
later he was awarded the D.D.S. degree 
by Temple Liniversit}- and had prac- 
ticed dentistry ever since. 

Joseph P. Shearer, of Washington, D. 
C, died in that city April 4, 1949. His 
}iLD. degree was received from Johns 
Hopkins University School of Medicine 
in 1917. Dr. Shearer was on the sur- 
gical staff of numerous hospitals in 
Washington and vicinity, having been 
engaged in the private practice of sur- 
gery since 1922. Always interested in 
Bucknell, he had served her in many 

Ralph L. Talbot died September 20, 
1948, at his home in Wilmington, Del. 
After serving" four years as head of the 
Natural Science Department at the 
State Normal School, Indiana, and one 
year as assistant principal of the Plain- 
held High School, Ralph turned to in- 
dustry and business for seven years. In 
1925 he returned to the education field 
and joined the ^^■ilmington school sys- 
tem as principal of the high school and 
head of the Commercial Department. 
Six years later he became principal of 
the Pierre duPont High School, which 
position he held at the time of his 
death. Among the survivors is a daugh- 
ter, Betty Lee x'40. 

Xeiv address: Mrs. W. H. Hemphill 
(Hazel Galloway), 3028 N. E. Alameda 
Dr., Portland 12, Ore. 

Class of 1914 

Class Reporter: Mrs. H. B. We.wer 

(Dora Hamler) 
348 Ridge Ave., New Kensington, Pa. 

D. K. F. Bertolette is a member of 
the Shamokin High School faculty. He 
has two married daughters and two 

Ralph H. Moore resides in Oakdale 
and is an accountant with the Natural 
Gas Co., of Pittsburgh. His son, Carl 
'43, is an instructor at Lehigh Univer- 
sitv in South Bethlehem. 

Thomas E. Moore returned a year 
ago from Tokyo, Japan, on completion 
of two and one-half years' service and 
was assigned as executive officer at 
Camp Carson. He may be addressed 
as follows: Col. Thomas E. Moore, F. 
A , Headquarters, Camp Carson, Colo. 

Nezi; address: J. M. Hillman, 5910 
Cherokee Dr., Cincinnati 27, O. 

Class of 1922 

Class Reporter: P. C. C.-\mpbell 

315 E. Front St., Danville, Pa. 

Robert J. Haberstroh resides at 140 
Bucknell Ave.. Johnstown. Bob has one 
son. Richard, attending Bucknell. 

Phil Campbell and his wife enjoyed 
an extensive 49-dav motor trip this past 
summer. Thev covered 11,800 miles 
which took them through 26 Western 
States, Mexico and Canada. 

■W. Norwood Lo-wry's son, Norwood, 
Jr.. entered Bucknell this fall. 

James G. Myerly, 70 Oak St., Forty 
Fort, is an active member of the Shrine 
Patrol, Irem Temple, Wilkes-Barre. 

Charlotte E. Peters x'Z2, after com- 
pleting a two-year domestic science 
course at Bucknell, went to Philadel- 
phia to become a dietitian at the Jeffer- 
son Hospital. Two years later she mar- 
ried H. Sherman Oberly, who was dean 
of admissions at the University- of 
Pennsylvania for 29 years. Early in 
July, he began his duties as president of 
Roanoke College. They may be ad- 
dressed there at Rose Lawn, Salem, 
\'a. The Oberlys have a son, a daugh- 
ter and three grandchildren. 

Edouard B. Sisserson died of a heart 
attack on October 3, 1948. at Sheppard 
Field, Wichita Falls. Texas, where he 
was working as assistant field director 
for the American Red Cross. Before 
entering" that work in 1943, he was a 
buyer and merchandise manager for W. 
C. Stripling Co., and a buyer for Mon- 
nigs Dry Goods Co. He had headed 
Red Cross activities at several service 
posts. Survivors include his wife and 
a son. 

New addresses: Sanford H. Bern- 
inger, 347 Rural Ave., Williamsport: 
C. I. Carlson, Tremont Apts., Linden 
House, 23rd and Livingston Sts., Allen- 
town: >.Irs. Arthur .\. Weidner (Ethel 
Richardson), "The Lindens," C)lney, 

Send news about yourself and fam- 
ily to the class reporter for the next 
issue of the Alumnus. 

Class of 1924 

Class Reporter: A. G. Stoughton 

3616 Albemarle St., N. W., Washington 8, 

D. C. 

Now that we are into our second 
quarter-century (don't shudder), we 
have the advantage of a bifocal point or 
points of view — down and over the 
years past, or up and ahead to those yet 
to come. It is your reporter's convic- 
tion that despite the rose fragrance of 
memory there is more fun and living" 
ahead of all of us if we take the long 
view ahead more often than the back- 
ward glances. All of which brings us 
to a swell long letter Ida Heller sent 
me in January and which for many rea- 
sons has not yet made this column. It 
was from Art Zimmerman out in In- 
dianapolis, Ind.. and his wife. Mart 
Perry. Art has a legitimate squawk 
that the BU world is not bounded by a 
couple eastern states. There are many 
.\lumni all over the global map. and we 
are going to try to report (with that 
forward look) on those a little farther 
from the campus than Shamokin or 
^■ineland. The folks "out there" are 
hungry for news and visits from those 
they know. Somehow "the old school 
ties'' are a little stronger as they grow 
longer. Art and Marty's two daughters 
Janet Perry and .A.nn Gould, are KKG's 
at Purdue. Art is chief engineer at the 
Navy Ordnance Plant in Indianapolis 
and wants some good BL^ engineers on 
his staff. — Faculty, please note I 

Mrs. E. Robert Hughes (Jennie 
Clark) fives in Elizabethtown, N. Y. 
Her husband is with the Baptist Mis- 
sionary Convention of New York. 

Your reporter has some new extra- 
curricular duties as national secretary 
of The Amphibian Engineer Associa- 
tion, an "alumni" organization of his 
old armv outfit, and also a new address: 
3616 Albemarle St., N. 'W., 'Washing- 
ton 8, D. C. 

(Continued on Page 14) 


December 1949 

Rockwell Chairman of Nominating 

Leo L. Rockwell '07 is chairman of the committee 
whose function it is to sift possible candidates for 
Alumni trustee and select two who will be voted on 
by the entire Alumni body next spring. Other com- 
mittee members are: Bruce Butt '16, Emma Dillon '15. 
Frederic Davies '26, and Robert Taylor '48. This com- 
mittee is at work and is doing a thorough jol). 

Any Alumni club or any group of five Alumni may 
present the names of persons they believe would honor 
Bucknell as Alumni trustees. Names sent to the 
Alumni Office will be forwarded to the chairman. 

The person chosen will be presented to the Buck- 
nell Board of Trustees for election to that body for a 
five-year term. Present Alumni members of the trustee 
board are: Fred O. Schnure '14, John O. Roser '11, 
Edgar A. Snyder '11, Robert K. Bell '20, and Clyde P. 
Bailey '29. 

All in the 
Class of '53, dau^liter 
of a Bucknell 
pre.s i dent - - 
Herbert L. 

Isabel, gran d- 
daughter of a 
Bucknell presi- 
dent — John 
Howai-d Har- 

They Came Back After 
Twenty-five Years 

On October 8, 1949, a quarter-century after the 
opening of the Bucknell Stadium, ten of the men who 
played in that first game in 1924 came back to see 
Bucknell defeat the powerful Delaware team by a score 
of 13-7. The plavers, left to right, front row, are: 
Frank Wilsbach, halfback, 2301 Bellevue Rd., Harris- 
burg; Loyd M. Trimmer, end, 206 Chestnut St., 
Towanda ; J. Wallace Foster, quarterback-captain, 354 
Argonne Dr., New Kensington: John T. Bonitz, guard, 
508 Wood St., Progress, Harrisburg; Arthur E. Eng- 
strom, center, 113 S. 46th Ave., W., West Duluth 7, 
Minn. ; Anthony Kostos, guard, 100 Bayard St., New 
Brunswick, N. J. ; John A. Buchovecky, tackle, R. D. No. 
1, New Florence: back row: Joseph B. Lippincott, 
tackle, 248 W. Main St., Somerset; E. E. Jenkins, half- 
back, R. D. No. 6, York; H. E. "Moose"" McCormick ; 
Anthony Wilsbach, fullback, 202 Hale St., Harrisburg. 
McCormick x'04 was not a member of the team, although 
he had starred in football and baseball while an under- 
graduate. He was, however, graduate manager of ath- 
letics in 1924 and he agreed to appear in the picture in 
order to provide the eleventh man in the team. 

At that opening game, Bucknell scored first with a 
three-pointer. Then Lafayette came back with three 
touchdowns and the score ended 21-3. After this dis- 
astrous start, however, the team had an excellent 
season, defeating such powerhouses as Rutgers, one 
of the strongest eastern teams, and the Navy. 

Twenty-five years later, at a luncheon held at the 
regular football training table, Thomas J. Mangan '21, 
chairman of the Bucknell Athletic Council, acted as 
toastmaster, and all the oldtimers brought their team- 
mates up to date on their acti-v'ities since leaving col- 
lege. Engstrom of Duluth, Minnesota, made the 
longest trip to the campus. A white 1924 football was 
given as a door prize, and Captain "Wally" Foster 
made a perfect pass to Emerson Jenkins, halfback, who" 
had the lucky number. 

Walter Liddell 
III, great- 
firandson o f a 
Bucknell presi- 
dent — David 
,Iayne Hill. 

The names of two honorary fraternities were omitted 
from the list given in the June Alumnxjs. Important ones, 
too, for who knows what noted lawyers and eminent stars 
of stage and screen will emerge from the active member- 
ship of Tau Kappa Alpha (debating) and Theta Alpha 
Phi (dramatics) fraternities? 

Still another honorary group is now in process of or- 
ganization, that of Alpha Phi Omega, scouting fraternity. 

December 1949 


. . . CAMPUS DOIN'S . . . 

(The column, CAMPUS DOIN'S, is written, edited and made up by students enrolled in journalism.— Ed.) 



WVBU, the University's radio station, began the broadcasting 
of out-of-town sports events with the Bucknell-Temple game on 
October 14. The Sweet Shop and The Bison were quieter than 
they have been in years, as students listened intently to a play-by- 
play description of the contest. Since it was necessary to rent 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company equipment for the 
broadcast, the Student-Faculty Congress organized a campus-wide 
campaign to raise the rent money. 

"The Bitter End Show," a glorified disc jockey program, has 
many listeners between 11:00 and 12:30 every nigiit. Shrieks of 
delight echo through the Sem when an especially dreamy love song 
is dedicated to one of its inhabitants. The record selection is 
somewhat limited, and a request for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 
might turn out to be "I Don't Want to Set the VVorkl on Fire." 
Any spare records? 


The Men's Quad wasn't its usual "c|uiet" self during the week 
of October 24, as members of the Booster Club set up a temporary 
ofBce outside the Library and carried on a full-blast membership 
drive. A roaring loudspeaker aroused campus curiosity. 

Money collected in tlie drive this year will be used to buy a 
Bison costume similar to Delaware's Blue Hen or Penn State's 
Lion. The outfit, consisting of a papier-mache head and fur-cloth 
body, will be worn throughout the basketball sea.son. The club is 
looking for someone (without inhibitions) to be a spirited Bison 
for the rest of the year. 


Proceeds from this year's Cap and Dagger productions will 
further the realization of the Little Theatre, the goal of Cap and 
Dagger. Production plans include three dramas, a musical and a 
series of radio programs. 

The first play, "Counsellor at Law," will be given on Novem- 
ber 11 and 12; "The Silver Cord" will be presented on January 
6 and 7; "Twelfth Night" will highlight May Day week-end. 
"The Vagabond King," a musical, will be produced sometime in 
February by Cap and Dagger and the University Glee Clubs. The 
radio program. "This is Your Cap and Dagger," is to be pre- 
sented fifteen minutes weekly over Sunbury's WKOK, 


Loud banging and hammering and the swishing of paint 
brushes were familiar sounds in the thirteen fraternity houses this 

Kappa Delta Rho painted the entire exterior of their house. 

the dining room and lavatories. The basement is being made into 
a club cellar paneled in knotty pine, and a new sanitation system 
and gutters have been installed. 

Lambda Clij Alpha painted all its rooms, redecorated the liv- 
mg room and refinished the front porch floor. New shrubbery was 
added around the house. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon painted the exterior white and added a 
new lighting system. 

Theta Chi painted, refurnished and redraped the entire down- 
stairs in varied color schemes. 

Delta Sigma painted the second floor and hallways and redec- 
orated the first-floor powder room. 

Sigma Alpha Mu painted five study rooms in pa.stel shades and 
refinished the dining room, upstairs hall and cellar floors. 

Phi Gamma Delta refinished its second and third floors and 
pamted the dining room and hallway. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon has built a new kitclien and has overhauled 
its heating system. The downstairs floors have been refinished 
and new furniture is being added to the living room. 

Phi Lambda Theta redecorated its dining room with knotty 
pine walls and an accoustical tile ceiling. Asphalt tile was laid oil 
the entire first floor. 

Sigma Chi, anticipating its new fraternity home, did not make 
extensive repairs but did replaster three rooms and repainted four 
rooms and the basement. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon has excavated three additional feet in its 
cellar to allow for the construction of a dining room. They have 
also done plastering, wallpapering and painting throughout. 

Phi Kappa Psi has touched up its house "here and there" but 
no important change was made. 

For Kappa Sigma improvements see the (October Alumnus. 


Mr. Morris Greene, Australian and United Nations Food and 
Agriculture Organization conference ofiicer, spoke on the "Work 
and Scope of the FA(J" at a meeting attended by forty represen- 
tatives of University and local organizations on October 19. 

After an enlightening and thought-provoking talk the film, 
"Battle for Bread,'' was shown. 

The Bucknell Speakers Bureau plans to select several students 
to make speeches to local groups on the vital work of the FAO. 

TbiXbt. MuiiL.xr i.\ "Skin of Our TtiiiH' 

1. Homecoming visitors are greeted 

2. Sophomores defeat the freshmen 
continue to wear their dinks. 

3. Rush H. Kress '00 lays the cornc 
house as Edgar A. Snyder '11, ch; 
assists and Pat Carey '50, president 

4. A scene at the Bison Roundup. 

5. E Pluribus Unum. 

6. The Bucknell Band plays the Nat 

7. Freshmen win the tug-of-war anc 

8. Barbara comforts her fallen warri 


iT A (ililNCE 

President and Mrs. Hildreth. 

the annual class scrap. So freshmen 

Dne of the new Sigma Chi fraternity 
lan of the house building committee, 
<appa Chapter of Sigma Chi, watches. 

al Anthem. 

ke off their black ties 


December 1949 

C^ass Reports 

(Continued from Page 9} 

Class of 1925 
Class Reporter: Rev. William D. 


708 Jefferson Ave., Scranlon, Pa. 

Clifton L. Buckley died of a heart at- 
tack in California during the past year. 
This word came to us last September. 

George R. Faint, registrar at the Uni- 
versity, is now living in his new home 
at 219 N. 4th St., Lewisburg. 

R. T. (Dix) Reed is at "Edgehill," 
Woodford, V"a. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell E. Krebs ( Pau- 
line Lindley '26) are living at 172 Tay- 
lor -\ve.. Fort Snelling, St. Paul 11, 

TJie Educatioiml Outlook for last 
March carried an article by Catherine S. 
Baxter entitled, "Experiences of an 
ii.xcliange Teacher to England." 

Warren F. Breisch x'25, M.D., has 
done well in Mazon, 111., for the past 17 
years. He is vice-president of the state 
bank there and owns considerable real 
estate. He has a son, Robert, 10 years 
old, and a daughter, Kathleen, 5 vears 

Frank L. Jones, 415 Lexington Ave., 
.\spinwall, Pittsburgh 15, is business 
manager of the research division of the 
Koppers Co. 

Ellis R. Defibaugh is now living at 
2053 Frankella St., Pittsburgh 21. 

William O. Duck, 1319 Market St., 
Lewisburg, was in General Marshall's 
office during the last war. At present 
he is student counselor at Gettysburg- 

Carrie C. Smithgall (Mrs. Herman A. 
Ebert) is living at 412 N. Main St., Red 
Lion. She has gained some recognition 
as a writer. Her husband is president 
of the Ebert Furniture Co. 

Class of 1928 

Class Reporter: Mrs. H. M. Marsh, Jr. 

(Lorinne Martin) 

25 Oakley Ave., Summit, N. J. 

Dr. Ernest H. Engelhardt, after serv- 
ing thirteen years as supervising prin- 
cipal at Muncy, has joined the staff of 
the State Teachers College at Blooms- 
burg as director of secondary education. 
He is also in charge of the placement 
bureau and extension services of the 
college. His home address is still 213 
W. Penn St.. Muncy. 

William F. Harpster x'28, who re- 
sides at 1006 Melwood St., Bakersfield, 
Calif., is employed by Stone and Web- 
ster Engineering Corp., assigned to the 
West Coast as a power engineer. 

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hol- 
lis Ross (Mary E. Wolfe '31) on July 
22, 1949. They reside at 29 S. 2nd' St., 

James F. Seidel x'28. during a hunt- 
ing trip in Canada in October, killed a 
moose which weighed in at 1,500 
pounds. He and his brother, Richard 
-x'32, operate an up-to-date dairy in Mil- 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Signorino and 
three young daughters — Lynn, Lois 
and Jill — are residing at 76 N. Brainard 
Ave.. LaGrange, 111. Mr. Signorino is 
chief of the loading coil dept. of the 
Western Electric Co., at Cicero, 111. 

Grace D. Williams returned from Ja- 
pan in August and may once more be 
addressed at Atglen. 

Neii/ addresses: Joseph L. Childrey 
x'28, 620 Willow Ave., Baltimore 12, 
Md.: Leo Hadsall, 5107 Arthur. Fresno, 
Calif.; Mrs. Paul H. Hughes (M. Eliza- 
beth Royer), 7 Lobell Court, Bloom- 
field, N. J. 

Class of 1929 

Class Reporter: Miss Thelma J. 


223 State St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

We join with other Bucknellians in 
extending congratulations to Clyde 
Bailey on his election as Alumni Trus- 
tee of the L^niversity. Clyde has been 
very active in the Alumni Club of Pitts- 
burgh, as well as being President of the 
General Alumni Association, and is 
most deserving of tliis honor. 

Our president, Paul Fink, was also 
recognized for his outstanding work 
among the Alumni by being elected to 
the Board of Directors of the General 

John E. Harkless, one of Dr. Rich- 
ardson's prize math students at Buck- 
nell, was on his way to Columbia LTni- 
versity for a Ph.D. when he met the 
president of G. C. Murphy Co. Joining 
that organization, as store manager, 
he graduated after a half-year into di- 
rector of public relations and education. 
John's younger son is training for the 
concert stage as a tenor, and the older 
son is vice-president and general man- 
ager of McKesson and Robbins, whole- 
sale druggists. John's home address 
is 1506 Carnegie Ave., McKeesport. 

A daughter, Carol Hart, was born to 
Dr. and Mrs. Russell D. Harris (Esther 
Girton), November 15, 1948. Carol has 
been enrolled in the Class of 1966. The 
Harris family lives at 301 Ga^' St.. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Black (Harriet 
Menges) and their two children live at 
531 Westmoreland Place, Jackson, 

Louis E. Woodring x'29 will be glad 
to hear from his classmates at the 
Neptune Club, c/o Dr. Mariano -A.rguel- 
lo, Managua, Nicaragua, C. A. 

Mrs. Irene Noll Wallace is living at 
354 Braddock Ave.. Uniontown. 

We were greath' shocked to learn of 
the death of our popular classmate, 
Harold W. Murray, who died at his 
home in Washington, D. C, in June, 
1948. An employe of the U. S. Coast 
and Geodetic Survey since his gradua- 
tion, he had recently been made chief 
of the hypographic survey section of 
the bureau. Several years ago he was 
elected to membership in the Geo- 
graphic Society of America and com- 
pleted several monographs on ocean- 
ography, dealing with the mountain 
areas in the Gulf of Alaska. He pre- 
dicted the 1946 Pacific tidal wave sev- 
eral years before it happened. He is 
survived by his wife, Mabel H. Funk 
'27, two sons, and a sister, Gladys Mur- 
ray '31. Our sincere sympathy- is ex- 
tended to his family. 

Class of 1930 
Alice Groover, your class reporter, 
died on May 7, 1949, following an ill- 
ness of the past fifteen years, during 
most of which time she was bedfast. 
Before becoming ill, she taught in one 

of the Lewisburg elementary schools. 
Her loyalty and cooperation in Buck- 
nell matters were greatly appreciated 
and we deeply regret her passing. It is 
hoped that someone will shortly be ap- 
pointed to take over her duties as class 
reporter. Meanwhile, we are passing 
along to you a few changes of address 
which have come to us. — Ed. 

Nnci addresses: Mrs. Creo Baldwin 
(Helen Bell), 9660 Bridgeport Way, 
Tacoma, Wash.; Christeen Comely. 
Box 457, Madera; Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam C. Emmitt (Gertrude Brooks), 416 
Riverside Dr., Madison, N. L; Fordyce 
C. Hauber, 77 Comanche Rd., R. D. 9, 
Pittsburgh 16. 

Class of 1944 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Robert F. Baker 

(Honey Rhinesmith) 

Lindys Lake R. D., Butler, N. J. 

First of all, I must make an embar- 
rassing confession. We were not at the 
June reunion. In fact, we knew we 
couldn't go, and when Hank Puff sent 
a plea for assistance, I immediatelj- 
refused. But in between letters things 
got mi.xed up, hence my address on all 
those little return cards. End of con- 

A surprise phone call from Lee Psaty 
recently informed us that he's been 
married since May 28, 1949. 

Mr. and Airs. Robert Kiehl (Margie 
Swigart) announce the birth of their 
second son, lohn Marsh, on January 
12, 1949. 

Mrs. Larry Benedict (Helen Clou- 
key) received her degree of doctor of 
osteopathy in Philadelphia on June 
11th. The Benedicts are living at 2643 
E. Dauphin St., Philadelphia 25. 

Marian Thomas is now Mrs. Harold 
Dunham and lives on Swain St., Nan- 
tucket, Mass. 

A second son, Frederick Tvrone, was 
born on April 30, 1949, to Mr. and Mrs. 
C. Eugene Murphy (Ottilie J. Freder- 

Dave Titus writes that he is studying 
for his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the 
U. of Rochester. 

Hap Potter, who writes that he is 
married and has two children, was 
graduated from Nebraska State Col- 
lege at the end of summer school. 

The Harlan Husteds (Babs Russell) 
announce the birth of their second son 
on Alay 18, 1949. 

Phyllis B. Adams is head resident of 
South Hall, Arizona State College, 
Tempe, Ariz., this j'ear. 

Albert J. Fladd is teaching for the 
Penn State E.xtension School and re- 
sides at 734 Yale Ave., Swarthmore. 

The Wayne Steeles (Maggie Gill) 
and their son. Jeffrey Stuart, born Sep- 
tember 7, 1947, are living at 20 Tre- 
lawn Terrace, Plainfield, N. J. 

Roland B. Hogan, Jr., is employed as 
a conniiercial artist with the Buck 
Printing Co., of Boston. His address 
is 50 Chatliam St., Lynn, Mass. 

Betty Jane Middlesworth, M.S., '45, 
is married to Durrell D. Moore, a 
senior at Pennsylvania State College. 
Mrs. Moore is working toward her 
doctorate in political science there. 

The Don Shields (Elaine T. Green 
'46) are residing at 2705 30th St., S. E., 
(Continued on Taf^e 20) 

DID'S m 

Weather: perfect, as ordered. 

Attendance: satisfactory — dads and mothers. 

Luncheon: home-baked ham, fresh coconut cake, etc. 

Result of game with University of Delaware; eminently satis- 

Evening program: excellent — informal talks, music and magic, 
followed by dancing to the music of Dick Swing and his 
Mood Men. 

1. Roy E. Nicodemus x'25, re-elected president of the Buck- 
nell Fathers Association. 

2. This went on all over the place. Dads and sons — mothers 
allowed — eating together. 

3. Jack Taylor '52 and a spot of his "magic". 

4. Russell Miller, violinist, Music Department. 

5. President Hildreth tells Dad's Day audience, "As president 
of Bucknell I want to state that for all the young men and 
women who come to our campus the emphasis will be 
placed on opportunity, not security". 



Herb Maack, line coach and wrestling coach; Harry Lawrence, head foot- 
ball coach; Jack Guy, end coach and basketball coach. 

Bus Blum, track coach 


Football Season Most Successful in Five Years 

Joe Diblin, soccer coach 

The Thundering Herd of 1949 will cer- 
tainly be remembered as one of the surprise 
teams of the year. Tagged by the football 
forecasters as a loser before the season 
opened, the Bisons romped through the cam- 
paign in fine style, wimiing six of eight 
games. Both losses were by the margin of 
one point. 

For a team that was overlooked in Sep- 
tember, the Herd attracted unusual atten- 
tion in November. One bowl bid was thrust 
in front of the gridders. Another "non- 
citrus" bowl committee expressed interest in 
the Bisons, who were tickled to be consid- 
ered but not particularly anxious to prolong 
the campaign. 

Along with winning a half dozen times, 
Coach Harry Lawrence's warriors turned in 
outstanding offensive and defensive records. 
In eight games the Herd scored 215 points, 
bettering any season total since 1929. The 
gridders also left another indelible mark on 
the records, for they were able to collect at 
least two touchdowns in every game. Only 
one other Bucknell team, 1918, had accom- 
plished that feat. 

As if that were not enough, the upstarts 
finished with a total of 1,777 yards rushing — 
more than a mile — and 3,013 yards for rush- 
ing and passing combined — nearly a mile and 
three-quarters. On the defensive side, they 
limited the eight opponents to 896 yards rush- 
ing and 1,757 yards rushing and passing. 
Those figures enabled Bucknell to rank 
alongside of the so-called powers in East- 
ern collegiate football. 

To say that the Bisons were improved this 
year would be saying it mildly. The final 
game of the year was an indication of the 
transformation that took place, for the finale 
brought together the same two teams that 
locked horns at season's end last fall. 

Muhlenberg was the opponent, invading 
Memorial Stadium with a string of three 
consecutive triumphs over the Bisons. The 
Mules won in a rout last year, 44-14, but this 
time B. LI. cracked the whip, overwhelming 
the visitors, 32-14. 

The Bisons particularly wanted to avenge 
the losses to Muhlenberg, but had revenge on 
their minds as they took on each opponent, 
including tlie opener with New York Uni- 
versity. In this game, Jim Ostendarp ran 
wild, piling up 211 yards on the ground and 
scoring both touchdowns. His sensational 
play continued all year long, and he finished 
the term with a total of 10 touchdowns and 
828 yards rushing. His average per carry 
was 6.9 yards. 

After disposing of N. Y. U.. 14-0, the 
Bisons handed Delaware its only defeat of 
the season, 13-7. Bucknell dropped out of the 
unbeaten class in the third game, bowing to 
Temple, 20-19, after a fourth-period night- 
mare at Philadelphia. The Bisons boimced 
liack the following week to spank Washing- 
ton and Jefferson. 62-0, and followed that 
up with a 21-7 conquest of Buft'alo. 

(jettysburg was next. Scoring twice in 
the first six minutes, Bucknell appeared to 
have little to worry about. However, the 
Battlefielders tied the count at half time and 
in the final minute the Bisons found them- 
selves trailing, 27-26. Bucknell scored with 
38 seconds remaining in play, only to lose af- 
ter the game had actually ended. Gettysburg 
tallied on a long pass play as the horn sound- 
ed and added the extra point to win, 34-33. 

The final two games were less spectacular, 
but interesting all the way, with the Bisons 
bouncing over Lafayette, 21-14, and clawing 
Muhlenberg. 32-14. " 

Freshman Football 

Coach Bill Lane held little hopes for an- 
other unbeaten, untied freshman football 
campaign last September and his "blues" 
were vindicated in a few short weeks. After 
close verdicts over Lock Haven, 33-26, and 
Franklin & Marshall, 13-12, the frosh kicked 
a game away at Gettysburg, losing to the 
pesky neighbor by the margin of extra 
points, 21-18. 

That vi'as the first loss for the frosh since 
1947, but not the last. Temple handed tlie 
junior Bisons another reverse a week later, 
27-18, and the Bucknell frosh were at a low 
ebb physically for the season finale with the 
I^enn State junior varsity. 

However, there is good news from the 
freshman camp, for several of the frosh 
linemen and two or three of the backfield 
performers will be definite assets to the 1950 


Al Humphreys, director of physical education 
and athletics 


When the Bucknell soccermcn concluded 
their Middle Atlantic Conference assign- 
ments November 12, they were awaiting 
another invitation to take part in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference playoff. 

Win or lose, the Bisons were "in" even 
before the final bout with Franklin & Mar- 
shall, for Coach Joe Diblin's hooters entered 
the game with an unbeaten slate against 
Conference opponents and a record of 10 
consecutive decisions over loop competitors 
since October, 1948. 

It marked the third consecutive South- 
western division title for the Bisons and 
their third term as a finalist for the Con- 
ference championship. Bucknell tied Rut- 
gers, 2-2, in 1947, and earned full right to 
the laurels last fall with a 2-1 play-off ver- 
dict over Swarthmore. 

After bowing to Temple and Penn State in 
non-league engagements, the Bisons opened 
the Middle Atlantic Jilay with a 3-1 edge 
over Delaware. Then they disposed of 
Drexel, 4-2; Gettysburg, 2-0; Western 
Alarvland, 3-1; and Franklin and Marshall, 

1-0. ■ 


After the successful 1948-49 campaign, 
wrestling- is on the way to becoming one of 
the leading sports as far as popularity on 
the campus is concerned. Last year's grap- 
plers won four of six mat assignments. 

Coach Herb Maack's squad has hopes for 
another winning season. The six-match 
schedule opens at home December 10 against 
Haverford and will close March 3-4 after 
participation in the annual Middle Atlantic 

The schedule : 

Dec. 10— Haverford HOME 

Jan. 7 — Delaware Away 

14— Lafayette HOME 

21 — Gettysburg Away 

Feb. 18— Western Maryland HOME 

25 — Muhlenberg Away 

Mar. 4— Middle Atlantics Away 


At the NYU-Bucknell game October 1 
the Violets' coach, Hooks Mylin, was intro- 
duced to Lewisburg's John Fetherston. The 
Lewisburger played football at NYU before 
Mylin's time. He played on the New York 
college's first grid team in 1897. 

Harold Evans, golf coach 


Although sophomores dominate the squad 
roster, Bucknell's varsitj' basketball horizon 
has streaks of blue in it this winter. Coach 
Jack Guy is building the team around mem- 
bers of last year's winning freshman quintet 
in preparation for a 21-game season. 

With the schedule including such powers 
as Navy, Muhlenberg, Rhode Island State, 
Lafayette, American University and Rutgers, 
there is very little hope for an outstanding 
year. Several of the sophomores are poten- 
tial scoring threats but need experience be- 
fore they can rise on an even keel with some 
of their foes. 

The Bison cagers will be an improved 
edition, even though there are but four var- 
sity performers on hand from last year. 
Chink Lavin and Jim Hess, forwards, and 
Craig Hall and John Mosny, guards, are the 
only courtmen who have had previous ex- 

L^p from the freshman ranks are four 
lanky cagers who each finished the 1948-49 
term with more than 100 points. Joe Gal- 
lagher, Don Strassner, Marty McKibbin and 
Connie DeLoca were the point-getters for 
the frosh during a season of 11 victories 
against three losses. Gallagher averaged 19 
points a game and Strassner was not far 
behind with 12.8 per fray. 

The varsity schedule : 

Dec. 7 — Juniata Away 

10— Dickinson HOME 

14 — Lehigh Awav 

17— W. & J HOME 

Jan. 7 — Rutgers Away 

11 — Gettysburg .Away 

14— Lehigh HOME 

18— Muhlenberg HOME 

21— Gettysburg HOME 

Feb. 4 — Lafayette Away 

6 — American U Away 

8 — Navy Away 

11 — Rhode Island Awav 

14_F. & M HOME 

18— Lafayette HOME 

22— F. & M Away 

25 — Muhlenberg Away 

Mar. 1— Albright ' . HOME 

4 — Dickinson Away 

6 — Susquehanna Away 

8— Westminster HOME 



Bill Lane, freshman football 

and basketball coach and varsity 

ba.seball coach 

Hank I'eteks, tennis coach 

December 1949 

Dear Frank : 

So you are interested in what a "retired" professor is 
doing to keep from disintegrating? 

I was retired on July 1, 1942. On July 1, 1943, I re- 
turned to the classroom to help the Physics Department 
take care of the Navy V-12 Program. I stayed three 
semesters, retiring permanently on November 1, 1944. 
Since then, I have become active in the management of 
the Union National Bank, of which I have been a director 
since 1913 and president since 1925. I spend any spare 
time at the office of the Citizens' Electric Company, with 
which I have been associated since 1912 and the president 
since 1933. Other than these chores, I have nothing to do 
except attend same committee meetings in the Dean's 
office a few times a year. 

Sincerely yours, 

F. M. Simpson '95. 

Fi{.\NK M. Simpson 

Freshman Legacies 

Forty-one cliildreii of Bucknell Alumni arc registered ( forty 
as freshmen, one as a transfer student) and brightening up the 
campus. Here they are : 

Charles W. Ackman (Howard '25)— R. D. No. 2. EmiH.rium, Pa. 
John L. Bailey (Clyde '29, Dorothy Lemon '29) — 127 Race St., 
Edgewood 18, Pa. 

Jane G. Banker (Gertrude Gochnaur x'29) — 531 Lindbergh Way. 
Lewistown, Pa. 

Fred Beers (John R. '22) — Pleasantville Rd.. Briarcliff Manor, 
New York. 

Katharine A. Bell (Robert K. '20)— 55 E. Surf Rd., Ocean City, 
N. J. 

Irvin R. Bickel (Leon A. '37)— -1028 Masser St., Sunbury, Pa. 

Tane Anne Brown (Charles E. '32, Margaret Beck y.'32) — 161 
Hobart St., Ridgefield Pk., N. J. 

Helen E. Clark (Edward O. '15, Eva G. Thayer x'21)— 3708 Liv- 
ingston St., N. W., Washington 15, D. C. 

Robert H. Cook (Wilbur W. x'25)— 1106 Rosalie St., Philadel- 
phia 24, Pa. 

Samuel M. Davenport (Dr. Samuel M. '16) — 137 S. Maple Ave., 
Kingston, Pa. 

Robert E. Dilworth, Jr. (Robert E. Sr. '27, deceased, Frances Saul 

'29) — 213 Haws Ave., Norristown, Pa. 
David H. Dreher (Albert O. '26)— 55 Branch St., Mt. Holly, N. J. 
S. Janice Elder (Walter K. x'27, Mary Williams '29) — Glenbrook 

Gardens, Apt. 3-D, Naugatuck, Conn. 

George R. Faint, Jr. (George R., Sr. '25)— 219 N. Fourtli St., 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

Jolm W. Fisher, Jr. (John W., Sr. '26)— 735 W. 4th St., Wil- 
liamsport, Pa. 

Thomas B. Force (Dr. Elwood B. '31)— 4830 Castor Ave., Phila- 
delphia 24, Pa. 

Frederick Fox, HI (Frederick, Jr. '28)— 130 Wittredge St., Sum- 
mit, N. J. 

M. Naomi Geiser (Carl J. '27.)— 25 S. 4th St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Ralph S. Hagan, Jr. (Ralph S., Sr. '25)— 259 Derrick Ave., Union- 
town, Pa. 

Isabelle T. Harris (James P. '12, Isabelle Wolfe x'18)— 44 Park 
PI., Kingston, Pa. 

James L. Heinrich (Kenneth G. x'19) — 107 Park Ave., Brockport, 
N. Y. 

Walter L. Hill, HI (Walter L., Jr. '23)— 714 Taylor Ave., Scran- 
ton, Pa. 

Robert C. Hunter (Harry C. '28)— 198 Dewey St., Edgewood, Pa. 

Jolin P. Jackson (Elizabeth J. Harman '25) — Argonne Rd., Hamp- 
ton Bays, N. Y. 

Robert C. Kinyoun (Peter F. '24) — Columbia Ave., Wanakah, 
Hamburg, N. Y. 

Edward B. Knorr (Dr. Edward .A. x'26)— 302 8th Ave., Haddon 
Hgts., N. J. 

Frank H. Kutz (Jacnh H. Kutz '23)— 1270 Justine St., Pitts- 
burgh. Pa. 

Madeline J. Laher ( Donalil S. '21)— 4 Laher Ave.. Everett, Pa. 
Genevieve A. Lewis (Dr. .'Krtluir K. x'22) — Pen-Y-Bryn, Jefifer- 

son St., Munhall, Pa. 
Patricia J. Lewis (Frederick H. x'20) — Farquhar Estates, York, Pa. 

W. Norwood Lowry, Jr. (W. Norwood, Sr. '22)— 206 S. 13th St., 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

Milton J. Norman (Hiram P. '16)— 3425 Vista St., Pliiladelphia 
36, Pa. 

Margaret E. O'Brien (Martha E. Warner x'31) — 517 Market St., 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

James E. Pangburn (James A. '20) — 6619 Wilkins Ave., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

Elisabeth L. Quick (Horace F. Sr. x'09)— Yardley Rd., Yard- 
ley, Pa. 

Clyde J. Schue (Russell C. E. x'25) — 107 Meade Ave., Hanover, Pa. 

Jacqueline Smith (Chelten W. '21)— 632 W. 3rd St., Williams- 
burg, Pa. 

James E. Thorn (Norman H. '26) — 279 Parker Ave., Hacken- 
sack, N. J. 

Mary Jane Webber (Harold F. '27)— 20 S. 7th St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Ronald C. Wetzel ( Irvin C. x'30)— Elwood Ave., Flemington, N. J. 

Entered Sept. 1949 as a transfer from Keystone Jr. College: 
Judson W. Bunnell (Marjoric E. Nichols x'23)— 310 Clermont 

Ave., Clarks Summit, Pa. 

Charles Roush Resigns 

Charles Stillwell Roush '09, M.A. '12, for twenty- 
nine years pastor of Wilkes-Barre's First Baptist Church, 
resigned his charge on September 15. 1949, because of his 
wife's ill health. Charlie's services extended beyond his 
church to the community and state (see Alumnus, Sep- 
tember '46). The following sentence is from a letter by 
John B. Jones, chairman of his Board of Deacons: "We 
are losing a fine and notable minister, a leader of rare 
ability and a type of Christian gentleman easy to admire 
and to hold in high esteem." 

Since the above statement was written the sad news 
came of the death of Mrs. Roush on October 16, after a 
long illness. Dr. W. D. Golightly '25 of the Immanuel 
Baptist Church in Scranton officiated at the services. 
Interment was in the Lewisburg cemetery. 

Decembek 1949 

Frank E. Burpee, B.A. '01, M.A. "02. Ph.D. John B. 
Stetson University, retired in 1944 as professor of me- 
chanical engineering;- and superintendent of buildings and 
grounds at Bucknell, but he has always led too full a life, 
still has too many interests, actually to "retire." During 
his thirty-nine years on the campus, he was responsible 
for the construction of many important buildings : the 
Carnegie Library, East College, Hunt Hall, Harris Hall, 
the Botany Building, the first wing of the Engineering 
Building, the wing of the Chemistry Building, the Ser- 
vice Building, and the Women's Dining Room. He re- 
modeled the Baptist Church twice, as well as Tustin Gym- 
nasium and the Men's Dining Hall. He built the SAE 
House and superintended the building of Memorial 

During these busy years his interests were not con- 
fined to his activities on the Hill. For several years he 
acted as chief burgess of Lewisburg. was president of the 
town council and of several civic organizations, and was 
active in a nimiber of others. 

He has served for many years as trustee of the Bap- 
tist Church, is a member of the Bison Club, and takes an 
active part in the AAA and Rotary. He retains active 
membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engi- 

Always a lover of flowers. Dr. Burpee spends many 
hours in his garden — with satisfying and beautiful results. 

School of Music Broadcasts 

Alumni are reminded to tune in to Sunbury's radio 
station, VVKOK, (1240 on your dial) each Thursday 
from 5 :00 to 5 :30 p. m. to hear the new series of broad- 
casts which originates in the auditorium of the Music 
School's annex. The program is known as "Bucknell 
Concert Hall" and features members of the music 
faculty and the music organizations of the campus. 
Programs for part of the semester include : 
November 3 — William D. McRae, pianist. 

November 10 — Russell Miller, violinist ; Darina Tuby^ accompanist. 
November 17 — Bucknell University Symphony Orchestra. 
24 — William D. McRae, pianist. 
1 — Darina Tuhy, pianist. 
8 — Chapel Choir. 
15 — Darina Tuhy, pianist. 
22 — Janet Wallin, pianist. 

29 — Bucknell University Symphony Orchestra and 
Chapel Choir. 
5 — Woodwind Ensemble. 
12 — Janet Wallin, pianist. 



Ranck '16 Writes of University 

The magazine. College and University Business, in its 
August issue carried an enlightening article by Dayton L. 
Ranck '16, A.M. '34, Bucknell's treasurer and business 
manager. His article outlines in considerable detail Buck- 
nell's business organization. Under his direction, a stafif 
of fourteen is in charge of business office matters, and an 
additional twenty individuals serve as key persons in pur- 
chasing, dining service, housing, bookstore, service, and 
outside departments. 

Bucknell's budget is almost $2,000,000 annually. Wage 

Frank E. Burpee 

and salary checks go to 550 persons employed by the 
University in various capacities. In addition, the college 
also pays for the part-time services of 250 students. 

Dayton engaged in business until 1924, when he came 
to Bucknell as comptroller, becoming treasurer in 1931. 
In college he was a Lambda Chi. He is a busy citizen, 
engaging in many worthwhile community activities. Day- 
ton married Irene Snyder in 1916 and they have four chil- 
dren. Three are married (Lee '41, Marion '38 and Doris 
'43) and the other, Charlotte, is a senior at Hood College. 

Top Radio Man 

(Continued from Page 6) 

member of the board of directors in 1942. He resigned 
his vice-presidency in 1945 to look after personal busi- 
ness afTfair.s, remaining on the board of directors 'till 

In January, 1947, he became administrative secre- 
tary of the Metropolitan Opera Association in charge 
of business affairs. This year he returned to WOR 
in his present position. 

Dayton L. Ranck 


December 1949 

Class Reports 

(Continued from Page 1-t) 

Washington 20, D. C. Don was or- 
dained to the Christian ministry in 
New Haven, Conn., on May 25, 1949. 
Participants in the service were the 
Rev. Raymond G. Taylor '30 and the 
Rev. Donald C. Ward '40. 

Nezv addresses: Tom Walker, Apt. 
2 E, Pocatello Hgts., Pocatello, Idaho; 
Mrs. Phyllis Kempinski Blaum, 814 De- 
Kalb St., Xorristown, Pa.; Mr. and 
Mrs. George Liles (Win Bode), R. D. 2. 
Sinking Spring, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Dave 
Lewis (Barbara Lippitt x'45), Apt. C, 
501 Castle Drive, Baltimore 12, Md.; 
John Koehler, 21-A Hillside Terrace, 
Lexington, Va.; Mrs. Leon Brontnian 
(Cecile Silverman), 408 Browncroft 
Blvd., Rochester, N. Y.; Dr. Robert 
Posner, 108-22 Queens Blvd., Forest 
Hills, N. Y.; Patricia Dawley x'44, 73 
Columbia Hgts., Brooklyn 2, N. Y.; 
Robert Sterner, Steuben Pkwv., Utica, 
N. Y.; Owen Diringer, 118-11 84th 
Ave., Richmond Hill, 18, N. Y.; Mrs. 
F. Stanley Busbv (Beryl Dulaney), 
4538 Drexel Ave., Chicago, III; Mrs. 
Ralph C. Franklin (Betty Evans), c/o 
IT. S. Rubber Co., Myers Bldg., Port 
Area, Manila, P. I.; Mr. and Mrs. Ron- 
ald Macpherson (Ruth H. Cooper ',x44), 
40 X. Horace St., Woodbury, N. J.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Mendes, 3rd 
(Ruth A. Smith), 144 Linden St., Wel- 
Icsley, Mass.; Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Har- 
ris x'47 (Barbara Morrow), 700 Web- 
ster Ave., Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. W. 
T. Muncaster (Frances Olsen), IS .Au- 
burn St., Woodstown, N. I.; Mrs. Har- 
old Dunham (Marian Thomas), Swain 
St. Nantucket, Mass.; Mrs. Mahlon J. 
H.' Smith (Jean Unger -x'44), 384 First 
Ave., Phoenixville. 

tative for New Jersey Bell Telephone 
Co.; the groom is a mechanical engi- 
neer for the Duquesne Light Co. The 
Martins are at home at 251 Bank St., 

'Down the oAisle 


Helen Bodine Newcomb x'20 and 
John A. Rhodes were married recently 
and are at home at 132 McClellan Dr., 
Pittsburgh 27. 

E. June Stott and Gene J. Matthews 

were married September 24, 1949. Their 
address is 356 Ninth St., North Wales. 
Mr. Matthews is associated with Peirce- 
Phelps, Inc., in Philadelphia. 


Richard D. Atherley and Joann Go- 
lightly '48 were wed October 8. 1949, and 
are residing at 306 S. Harrison St., Apt. 
3, East Orange, N. J. The groom is 
with the Allstate Insurance Co., the 
bride with the Federal Bureau of In- 

Mary Ellen Harrison has been Mrs. 
Howard G. Ripley since June 19, 1949. 
The Ripleys may be addressed at 9 
Cottage Ct., Mapiewood, N. J. 

Robert D. Hunter and Maurette 
Boynton -x'51 were married August 20, 
1949. They are residing at 742 Kinder- 
kamack Rd., River Edge, N. J. The 
groom is an accountant with Lybrand, 
Ross Bros, and Montgomery. 

Roger E. Martin and Joyce D. Hauck 
'47 were united in marriage October 1, 
1949, their attendants being W. Harold 
Turner, Jr. and Dr. Luella Hauck '43. 
The bride is a former service represen- 

Future ^ucknellians 

.\'Ir. and Mrs. Charles S. Roush, Jr. 
(Emma Moore) announce that Jeffrey 
.^lan, tlie third of their "crop" of future 
Bucknellians, was born September 16, 
1949. The others are Carol Louise, age 
7, and Charles S., Ill, age 4. 


On July 20, 1949, a daughter, Pamela, 
was born to the Rev. and Airs. Clinton 
A. Condict. She has a sister and three 

A son, Arthur Jackson, was born on 
August 3, 1949, to the Rev. and Mrs. 
Arthur W. Mielke (Hazel Jackson). 


Ronni Jane, age 4, and Barbara Joyce, 
age 2. daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Mau- 
rice J. Teitelbaum .x'40, now have a 
brother, Kenneth Neil, born Tune 25, 


Mr. and Mrs. John J. Garrity, Jr. 
(Patricia Canright) are the parents of a 
boy. David John, born June 28, 1949. 


A daughter, .-Xnne Louise, was born 
to Dr. and Mrs. Felix P. Heald (Jean 
Truslow) on October 12, 1949. 

IVhat 'bucknellians 
oAre Doing 

Inst. x'81 
Mrs. Margaret Bower Crane celebrat- 
ed her 88tli birthday in September at 
her home in Jersey Shore. 

Neiii address: Rev. Claude G. Lang- 
ford, Box 191, Moravia, N. Y. 

New address: Rev. R. G. Pierson, 

4869 N. Bartlett Ave., Milwaukee 11, 

New address: Royce E. Carringer 
x'03, R. D. No. 3, Mt. Vernon, Ind. 

New addresses: Wyman L. Hall x'OS, 
2929 Matthews St., Boise, Idaho; Rob- 
erts D. Royer, 1730 Washington St., 

Xeii' address: Mrs. F. T. Burke 
(Bessie Harpel x'06), 35 Conklin Ave., 
Rochester 9, N. Y. 

Phares H. Hertzog, who had served 
as head of the Science Dept. at Peddie 
School since 1910, retired last June. In 
1914 he received the M.A. degree from 
Princeton. An enthusiast of outdoor 
life, Mr. Hertzog has been active in the 
.Scouting movement since 1911. In 1947 
he was awarded Scouting's highest hon- 
or when he received the Silver Beaver 

award for distinguished service to boy- 
hood and for a lifetime of useful lead- 
ership in The Boy Scouts of America. 
The Hertzogs are residing at 809 Mill 
Rd., Forest Hills, Elizabethtown. 

New address: George F. Mitch, 1032 
"A" Taylor St., Gainesville, Fla. 

iVcit' address: William Louis Park, 
823 Swede St., Norristown. 


Mrs. Charles F. Connelly (Aileen 
Johnston) resides in St. Charles, Va. 
Her husband is vice-president of the 
Kenimerer Gem Coal Co. Their young- 
er daughter, Marv, expects to enter 
Bucknell in 1950. 

Clinton L Sprout is master in the En- 
.glish Dcpt. of The Peddie School, 
Hightstown, N. J. Prior to his appoint- 
ment to the Peddie faculty in 1920, he 
tauglit for two years at the Keystone 
.Academy in LaPlume. In addition to 
his teaching duties, he has coached var- 
sity swimming, basketball and baseball 
for a number of years. .Although no 
longer coaching" basketball, he con- 
tinues to produce winning teams in both 
swimming and baseball. Mrs. Sprout 
is the former Elizabeth L. Hahn '18. 


Wilbur B. Ream mav be addressed at 
1647 Brae Burn Rd.," .Altadena, Cahf. 
He is chief division engineer of design 
for the Los Angeles County Flood Con- 
trol District. Working under him are 
100 engineers, draftsmen, checkers and 

Neiv addresses: Dr. Frank W. Ingram 
x'20, 277 .Alexander St., Rochester, N. 
Y.; Mrs. George Lockeman (Charlotte 
Volkmar). 45 Forest Ave., Wyoming, 
Cincinnati 15, O. 

Emmanuel I. Sillman is staff adviser 
in residence lialls system and a member 
of the Dept. of Zoology at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
He holds an associate membership in 
Sigma Xi, honorary scientific fraternity. 

Robert B. Eckert since returning 
from service in 1946 has bought a su- 
burban drug store. Cross Keys Drug 
Co. He may be addressed c/o Steve 
M. Solomon, Jr., Inc., Macon, Ga. 


The November issue of Jl'estinghouse 
Eiu/iiicer speaks in interesting terms of 
Richard S. Sheetz, who at Bucknell was 
an amateur magician and is carrying 
on with his hobby at the present time. 
His specialty in the Westinghouse or- 
.ganization is the fluorescent sun lamp, 
and he has been put into the Sterilamp- 
Tcnderay Dept., which handles this 


Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bay (Joann 
Reeder '48) have moved to 44 Revere 
Rd., Apt. No. 3, Drexelbrook, Drexel 
Hill. Mr. Bay is teaching science in 
the Collingdale High School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Waters and 
young son, Ronald Charles (born 
March 4, 1949), are residing at 62 Cy- 
press St., Newark 8, N. J. Mr. Waters 
is in the Business Methods Dept. (Man- 
ufacturing Division) of the AVestern 
Electric Co. 

Decemcek 1949 


Faculty Activities 

A recent request to faculty members asked for lists of : 

a. Books published 

b. Articles published 

c. Research in process 

d. Research completed 

e. Official positions in important organizations 

f. Addresses given 

Below is a much-abbreviated summary of replies. 

Blake, Wainwright D., associate professor of psy- 
chology — Two articles in the Journal of Social Psychol- 
ogy; article accepted for the Journal of Gerontology. 
Organized course (one of few in country) in psychology 
of the mature and aged adult. Several studies in process. 

Blume, Albert M. K., professor of German — Research 
in process. Chairman, .\rtist Course Committee. 

Camp, Jr., N. Harry, assistant professor of education 
— Co-editor, Education (a guidance issue), March 1950. 
Book manuscript completed. Semantic Approach to 

Davis, Frank G. '11, professor of education — Two 
books published this fall. (See "Bookshelf," page 5.) 
Article accepted for Education. Vice-president, Penn- 
sylvania Association for Adult Education. 

Doggett, Leonard A., visiting professor of electrical 
engineering — Susijuchanna River Valley 1 tnprovcutcnts. 
a 36-page booklet. 

Frantz, Adolf I., professor of German — A book pub- 
lished this fall. (See "Bookshelf," page 5.) Research 
completed : "Albert Schweitzer's Appraisal of Goethe's 
Personality and \\'ork." Research in process. 

Griffith, D. M. '23, Al.Sc, C. E. '26, professor ..f civil 
engineering — Chairman, Allegheny Section, American So- 
ciety for Engineering Education : member. Student Chap- 
ter Commission of the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers. On this important commission one of his duties 
is the supervision of student chapters in twenty-four 
eastern colleges. 

Halline, Allan G., professor of American literature — 
article in BuekncU University Studies; book reviews in 
American Literature. Secretary-treasurer of American 
literature group ; Modern Language Association ; spe- 
cialist consultant for Publications of Modern Language 

Harriman, Philip L., professor of psychology — Arti- 
cle accepted for symposium, A Brief History of American 
Psychology ; article accepted for Psychoanalytic Reviezv; 
revision (with C. E. Skinner and others), Elementary 
Educational Psycli ology. 

Karraker, Cyrus H., assistant professor of history — 
Article in Bucknell University Studies. 

Manning, Wayne E., associate professor of botany — 
.Articles in Rhodora (two), American Journal of Botany, 
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Two addresses 
before Williamsport Nature Club. Several studies in 
process. President, local chapter of Sigma Xi. 

Merritt, Frank W., assistant professor of speecli — 
Contributor to symposium on debating. Bulletin of the 
Debating Association of Pennsylz-ania. ComphUng Ph.D. 

Miller, Harold W., associate professor of Greek and 
Latin — Articles in ; Transaetions, American Philological 

Association : Classical Journal. Research in process. 
Address before American Philological Association; presi- 
dent. Piedmont Association of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Miller, John B. '26, professor of electrical engineering 
— Editor, [bucknell Engineering J)ireetory. 

Millward, Carl L. '06, assistant professor of education 
— Addresses before Teachers Institutes in Northumber- 
land and Wyoming Counties. Council president, Susque- 
hanna Valley Area, Boy Scouts of America. 

Oliphant, J. Orin, professor of history — Article in 
Pacific Nortlm'c.'ft Quarterly; two articles accepted for 
Agricultural EJistory. Addresses before Mississippi Val- 
ley Historical /Vssociation and Snyder County Historical 
Society. Book review editor. Pennsyhaiiia History: 
chairman of editorial committee, Bucknell University 
Studies. Member of the council. Pennsylvania Historical 
Association, and of committee on nominations. Agricul- 
tural History Society. 

Reed, John C, professor of mechanical engineering — 
Research in process. Vice-president, Region HI of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Addressed 
New Jersey and New York sections of A. S. M. E. 

Ross, Sherman, associate professor of psychology — 
Two articles in Journal of Comparative and Physiological 
Psychology; five in the Journal of Genetic Psychology; 
two in tile Journal of General Psychology; one in the 
Journal of Applied Psycliology; two in the Journal of 
Heredity ; two in Behaviour. Guest investigator. Division 
of Behaviour Research, Jackson Memorial Laboratory. 
Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Sprague, Frank A., professor of Spanish, chairman 
Modern Language Group — Book in press, Biblical Ma- 
terial and Allusions in the Plays of Tirso dc Molina. Ad- 
dresses given in Montevideo, Uruguay; Santiago, Chile; 
and Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. 

Zimmerman, Irene, assistant professor of Spanish — 
Article in Uccupations. the Vocational Guidance Journal. 
Other studies in process. 


The outstanding seivices of John C. Sanders '05. minister for 35 years 
and active worker in state religious organizations, were given recognition 
by Franklin and Marsliall College at its 163id anniversary in Ociober. 
He was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 


December 1949 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Associatiox 

ROY E. NICODEMUS x 25. President 501 Bloom St.. Danville 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, First Vice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane. Woodbury, N. J. 
S. DALE SPOTTS, M.D. '18, Second rice-President 

306 S. 12tli St., Philadelpliia 

DAYTON L. RANCK '10. Treasurer 33 Market St.. Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretartj-Edttor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 
I. H. MARANTZ 'IS, 247 Central Park 'West, New York. N. Y. (1930) 
ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, 501 Bloom St., Danville. Pa. (1930) 
MRS. THOMAS B. SEAR (Rita Holbrook '37), 183 Elmore Rd., Monroe 

Meadows, Brighton, Rochester 10, N. Y. (1950) 
S. DALE SPOTTS '18, 306 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7. Pa. (1950) 
ARTHUR R. YON '17, The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City, N. J. (1950) 
PAUL E. FINK '29, 606 N. Arch St., Montoursville, Pa. (1951) 
CLYDE E. KELLY '24, 60S Hancock Ave., 'V'andergrift, Pa. (1931) 
MRS. J. B. KELLY (Emilv Devine '21), 1509 Metropolitan Ave., New 

York City 62, N. Y. (1931) 
LA-WRENCE M. KIMBALL '23, Box 226, Vineland, N. J. (1951) 
KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. (1931) 
EUGENE D. CARSTATER '20, R. D. No. 1, Falls Church, Va. (1932) 
HOWARD V. FISHER '13, 1319 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing, Pa. (1932) 
HARRY F. HARTZELL x'08. Mavdwell & Hartzell, Inc., 158-168 11th St.. 

San Francisco, Calif. (1952) 
MRS. T. JEFFERSON MIERS (Louise Matthews '26), 1031 Highmont Rd., 

Pittsburgh 32, Pa. (1932) 
CHARLES T. SOBER '39, 360 Bond St., Bridgepoi-t s. Conn. (1932) 

( ) Year Term Expires. 

The Birthday 

For decades Bucknellians have looked forward to 
two big occasions — Homecoming and Commencement. 
Properly spaced in time, they have provided loyal 
Bucknellians who could get back home for a day an ex- 
cuse for coming. 

Class reunions are always emphasized at Com- 
mencement. Every fifth year the olcl class comes back 
— "the best class that ever showed its stuff to Alma 
Mater." Here class escapades are lived over and the 
freshmen scrap as well as Commencement partings 
are vividly recalled. Here the old grad becomes a fresh- 
man, flunks his course or the opposite, lives over the 
old thrills and knocks off the years by the decade. 

At Homecoming Alumni come back to see Alma 
Mater win a football game. At this time the entire 
student body is on the campus and the celebration be- 
comes an all-college affair, whereas Commencement 
concerns mainly seniors and Alumni. The fall meet- 
ing is much more effective in cementing relations be- 
tween Alumni and college students. 

Still another occasion has become important during 
the past decade — the Birthday. It has the merit of 
being halfway between Homecoming and Commence- 
ment, of being an all-Alumni affair, and of allowing 
Alumni to celebrate in their home communities. It 
differs from regular club meetings in that on the Birth- 
day clubs all over the nation meet at the same time and 
the theme is always the same. 

At times a nationwide radio broadcast is possible, 
as happens this year, when the Mutual network will 
broadcast at noon on Sunday, February 5, a half-hour 
program of songs, Bucknell and others, by the Buck- 
nell Glee Club. 

We believe that Alumni have now settled down to 
three important celebrations and that these furnish 
three different types of outlets for our enthusiasm for 
Alma Mater. 


Alumni who came back for Homecoming and many 
Lewisburgers claim the celebration was one of Bucknell's 
best. Faculty, students and local Alumni had worked 
together to make this year's slogan, Hoinccoming, Hospi- 
tality, Hildretli, mean what it said. And they succeeded. 
At no time has the writer heard so many "thank you's" 
from returning Alumni. We believe they went home 

This note is a warm "Thank you" to everyone who 
cooperated to make the whole affair a happy success. 

A glance at the October Alumnus will recall the lead- 
ers of this committee. With them, we again say "Thank 
you" to everyone who turned welcoming host or hostess, 
and that means practically every Bucknellian and every 
resident of the community. 

One more "Thank you" to every Alumnus who came 
back. Without you, the whole atfair would have been a 
complete failure : with you, it could be nothing less than 
a success. Do it again. 

Birthday Broadcast 

As we go to press, we can report that the Mutual 
Broadcasting Company will carry the Bucknell Men's Glee 
Club on a nation-wide broadcast on Bucknell's Birthday, 
Sunday, February 5, 1950. Time is 12:00 M. to 12:30 
P. M. The broadcast will be from Philadelphia over 
Station WIP, while the Glee Club is on tour. 

Be sure to contact your local Mutual station and ask 
that it carry the program. 

Alumni Director Chosen 

During Homecoming week-end, Dr. Clyde E. Kelly 
'24 of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, was elected a direc- 
tor of the General Alumni Association for a term of 
two years. He succeeds another Clyde — Clyde P. 
Bailey '29, who resigned as a director upon his election 
last June to an Alumni trusteeship. 

The Hildreths with their first Pennsylvania pheasant. 




IdMm III ADOll/daiilvS 

When have you visited the Ahiiiini UeailiniartLr> .in the Hill? 

Come in and see these two beautiful bronze plaques placed here 

when Old Main was rebuilt. 








^- V, 

Have You Recommended 

Any Prospective Candidate for Admission Lately? 

"A goodly number of Alumni have been thoughtful 
enough to send to me the names of well-qualified can- 
didates for admission to Bucknell," says George R. 
Faint '25. registrar, "and recommendations, especial!}' 
of men, from other Alunnii are most welcome." 

Often students tirst hear about Bucknell from en- 
thusiastic Alumni. This is a tradition worth maintain- 
ing, because it does give the student an active interest 
in Bucknell from the start. 

The ideal prospect for admission is the applicant who 
ranks high scholastically, has taken active part in the 
life of his school and of his community, and who really 
wants to come to the college of his choice. George will 
be happy to write promptly to any young people whose 
names are sent in by Alumni. As in the past, those 
students who appear best qualified to do college work 
will be selected by the Admissions Committee. 

Class Reunions, 1950 Style 

Now is the time for all classes whose numerals are 
divisible by five to be planning their 1930 reunions. 
Alumni Day in 1950 is Saturday, June 10. 

Last year's reunions were particularly successful. The 
25-year class (1924) had 99 people at its luncheon. The 
'25 class hopes to surpass that, and its president, Clair 
Spangler, has been working on his plans for several 
months. Other class leaders are organizing their pro- 
grams and hoping that large numbers of their classmates 
will attend. 

But the job cannot be done by a class president and 
his committee. They must depend on every class member 
to make it his responsibility to get at least one classmate 
to the celebration. And every member of any reunion 
class should write to his president suggestions for making 
Alumni Day a hilarious affair. 

These are the guys and gals to whom you should write : 
1890— Dr. John I. Woodruff. Selinsgrove, Pa. 
1895 — Frank M. Simpson, 21 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, Pa. 
1900 — Miss Anna C. Judd, 79 University Ave., Lewisburg. Pa. 
1905 — Miss Claire M. Conway, 176 E. Green St., Nanticoke, Pa. 
1910 — Paul J. Abraham, 536 N. Maple Ave., Greensburg, Pa. 
1915 — Clair G. Groover, Esq., 237 S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa. 
1920 — Harry L. Nancarrow, Rittenhouse Plaza, 1901 Walnut St., 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
1925— Dr. Clair Spangler, 214 N. Sixth St., Reading, Pa. 
1930— Henry A. Wadsworth, R. F. D. No. 1, McGraw, N. Y. 
1935 — William H. Berlin, 142 Griswold Drive, Youngstown, Ohio. 
1940— W. Donald Walker, Harrington St., Seaford, Del. 
1945 — Miss Elizabeth Richers, 332 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lans- 
downe. Pa. 

The Alumni Directory 

The new Bucknell Alumni Directory will be published 
in January. It is not for sale but will he given free to all 
Alumni who shall have contributed to the Alumni Fund 
(including Heating Plant) before May 31, 1950. 

President Meets Alumni Leaders 

One of the best and most important occasions on 
Homecoming Day was a luncheon at the Lewisburg 
Club with President and Mrs. Hildreth as guests of 

Only Alumni leaders were present — class presi- 
dents, class reporters, club presidents, fund committee, 
fund managers, directors of the General Alumni As- 
sociation and Alumni trustees. They were all intro- 
duced to the president and his w-ife. President Hil- 
dreth, after an introduction by Joseph W. Henderson, 
president of Bucknell's Board of Trustees, spoke very 

Because of the imminent Homecoming game, his 
two-minute talk was merely a cordial greeting and the 
statement that Bucknell's greatest need right now is 
money. He stated that one of the first things a man 
approached for a donation to a college wants to know 
is the attitude of the Alumni toward their Alma Mater. 

Those Were the Days 

In each newspaper issue of the Alumnus we endeavor 
to publish a letter recalling something particularly inter- 
esting in the life of the University or of one or more in- 
dividuals. The last such letter told of a revival meeting 
engineered by former President Harris in which Dr. J. W. 
Weddell was the main preacher. Some may recall the 
stories of Christy Mathewson, Bill Shipp, etc. 

We have probably received more commendatory let- 
ters on this feature than on any other. 

How about writing up one of those "Days" or events 
in your college career? The Alumni Ofifice should have 
it by January 1, 1950. 

Frank R. McGregor 

{Continued from Page 6) 

U. S. N. R. commander, 1944. Member and commander for the 
Navy of Presidential Mission to China, Japan, Korea, Formosa, 
Philippine Islands, Australia and New Zealand, to studj- effects of 
impact of war on small and independent business enterprises in 
those countries, Oct. 1945-Feb. 1946. Awarded Commendation 
with Ribbon and Legion of Merit. Home: 4943 Lindell Blvd., 
St. Louis 8, Mo., and 2700 Wisconsin Avenue, N. W., Wash- 
ington 7, D. C. 

Bucknell Luncheon 12:15 P. M.. December 29, at 
Harrisburg Y. M. C. A. (last day of P. S. E. A. Conven- 
tion). Interesting speaker. All Bucknellians invited. Call 
Y. M. C. A. not later than December 28. 


Bucknell JHutn 

104th BlrthOay 

March/ 1950 


In reply to "Pro Bono Publico", as a 
former advertising manager of t h e 
Buckncliiau I think it is only fair to say 
that the main reason Guy Payne's literary 
offerings were not published more often 
. . . Anyone who has ever tried to ap- 
proach Mr. Payne in this role knows the 
verbal Mr. P. is even more positive and 
picturesque than the literar}- Guy. Also, 
there are laws of libel in this land and 
some of Mr. Payne's vitriolic verbosity 
would make Westbrook Pegler sound like 
Edgar Guest. 

In Defenso Bucknellianae 

. . . The October newspaper edition of 
The Buckncll Alumnus is great. I think 
you are on the right track with that type 
of publication. Keep up the good work. 
John L. Bergen '35 

... All work ceased at my house this 
a. m. while I read the new issue of the 
Alumnus. It is always exciting to re- 
ceive it. 

But — no record of the Class of 1939, 
and this our reunion j'ear. too. No doubt 
everyone else has been as negligent as I 
in sending you news of ourselves and our 
families. So here is a very late announce- 
ment of my two children — for you to use 
or not, as you see fit. 

James Gilbert, born January 28, 1946 
Joan Irene, born June 16, 1948 

We think the newspaper between edi- 
tions of the magazine is an excellent idea. 
We wish you continued success in both 

Ruth Croft Foster '39 
Gilbert E. Foster '40 

I received last May a letter from Hank 
Puff, inviting me to attend the Class of 
'44 reunion in Lewisburg on June 4. It 
is extremely distressing to me to find that 
in this and all other Alumni relations I 
am considered to be in the Class of '44 
when my only connection with those 
numerals was an accelerated graduation 
in October of that year. Actually, all of 
my sentiments and memories are tied up 
with the Class of '45 and I know that 
most accelerated '45ers, as well as ac- 
celerated members of other classes, feel 
exactly the same way about it. We are 
not able to switch our affections to an- 
other class because of one or two semes- 
ters spent with it and an earlier gradua- 
tion than originally anticipated. 

Couldn't some distinction be made in 
the Alumni records between a normal 
graduation and an accelerated or belated 
one so that we could all retain the affilia- 
tions with which we began our college 
days? I can say with a fair degree of 
certainty that most wartime Alumni are 
losing interest in Alumni activities and 
sense of belonging to any class group be- 
cause of this discrepancy. My husband 
returned after the war for one semester 
and was graduated in 1947. He now finds 
himself referred to for all the various 
Alumni purposes as the Class of '47. This 
is even more remote than my own case. 
Incidentally, he did not receive an invita- 
tion to the Class of '44 reunion, and it 
was he who noticed that Hank Puff him- 
self was originally a member of the Class 
of '45. 

If you would be interested in further 
comment on what I consider the need for 
clarification of class numerals, may I 
suggest that some conspicuous mention be 
made of it in The Bucknell Ahimnus. 
Bucknellians are something of a clannish 
bunch, as you well know, and I have 
heard personally about many dissatisfied 
displaced graduates. 

Betty Miller Brenner '45 

Stephens is a good school. I have been 
here for two years. I received my 
master's degree in student personnel at 
Columbia University. While there, I 
was invited by Dr. Esther Lloyd-Jones, 
head of the guidance department, to be 
one of the guidance staff at Lincoln 
School for one summer. The next year 
she recommended me for this position. 

I am one of tw^enty-three residence 
counselors on campus. We are not 
"house-mothers" but have faculty status 
and are a group of people trained in 
guidance. Hence, we carry on a definite- 
ly-organized program in the halls, work- 
ing with faculty advisors and clinicians 
on campus. It is very interesting work 
and I am thoroughly enjoying the ex- 

Bucknell has certainly grown, in many 
respects, since my graduation. I have 
watched, with pride, its many activities 
and progress. I have always been proud 
of Bucknell. 

Gr-^ce H. Allardice '27 

I read, with very much interest, the 
piece in the Bucknell bulletin some time 
ago entitled, "Those Were the Days", in 
which was told the story of the great re- 
vival service ' sponsored by the then- 
president. Dr. John Howard Harris, in 
which the speaker was Dr. Weddell ; also, 
the story in the last issue by Al Stough- 

These stories reminded me of an inci- 
dent which occurred in our psychology 
class in the old chapel, which was taught 
by Dr. Harris. A student sitting next to 
me on the end of the row fell asleep dur- 
ing the class. The president, noticing it, 
walked down one aisle and up another un- 
til he came to the sleeping student. Then 
he clapped his hands with a terrible noise 
and shouted, "Wake up, and tell me what 
you mean by sensation." 

I have often wondered if any students 
pull off such stunts as when they led 
Billy Owens' cow into the chapel ; or put 
a pig up in Professor Loomis' room ; or 
carried a dead body, that had been partly 
dissected, up the Hill to put in tlie bed 
of an undesirable student in order to 
frighten him away from the college. 

I suppose not many of the present-day 
students get their education the hard way, 
such as I did, hauling heavy baggage up 
and down the Hill, to and from the col- 
lege. The last-mentioned avocation gained 
for me the pseudonym of "Gatie, the 
Trust Buster". I w'ell remember the two 
prominent persons named by Al Stough- 
ton — Jim Chappell and Royal Hahn, mis- 
spelled by Stoughton and called "Hen". 

Yes, those were the days. They were 
strenuous days, but days of pleasant 

William H. Gatehouse '10 


Alumni Directory 22 

Alumni Fund 22 

Alumni Trustee Report 22 

Articles on Alumni 

Charles D. Bruch 21 

Rachel Davis DuBois 4 

Horace M. King 21 

Peter F. Kinyoun 21 

Muriel Marshall Miller 8 

Gilbert Perez 5 

Carl L. Millward 5 

Charles F. Potter 6 

Kenneth D. Rhone 8 

William M. Spangler 21 

David E. Thomas 17 

George R. Walters 21 

Campus Activities 

Biology at Bucknell 7 

Chemistry Department Grants .... 7 

Fraternity Teas 8 

Friends of the Library 8 

Hildreth Inauguration 23 

Hildreth Sparks Fund Drive .... 22 

Language Departments 6 

Mid- Year Commencement 3 

Ph.T., New Degree 4 

Religion in Life Week 4 

Sports 17 

U. S. Army Research L'nit 5 

Class Reports 18 

Club Activities 9 

Down the Aisle 20 

Future Bucknellians 20 

Dr. Ernst Meyer 5 

Plisfht of the Colleges 23 

Front Cover ; President Hildreth cuts 
liirthday cake while President Spotts 
of the Philadelphia Club looks on. 


Published in January, March, April, June, 
September, October and December by 


Ent.€red as second class matter December 
30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., 
under the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Volume XXXIV No. 5 

March 1950 


The weather man relented and did what he could to 
make Commencement Day for the 112 seniors and 23 
graduate students a pleasant one. Three days of winter's 
best sunshine and blue skies came after weeks of cold, 
mist and rain. The halls and living rooms of Larison 
Hall were abloom with forsythia and pussywillows, daffo- 
dils and snapdragons as Dr. and Mrs. Hildreth greeted 
their breakfast guests, the seniors (in caps and gowns) 
and their families. In the dining hall, flower-decked 
tables gave further illusion of spring, .\fter a satisfying 
breakfast, Dr. Hildreth welcomed the guests. Dr. Roy 
Nicodemus x'25 greeted them as soon-to-be Alumni, and 
Dr. Frank Davis '11 presented them with orange and blue 
membership cards in the General Alumni Association. 

The traditional procession formed in the bright sun- 
shine — administration officers and faculty in academic 
regalia, followed by the seniors and graduate students, 
two by two. 

The Bucknell Orchestra under the direction of Rus- 
sell Miller furnished inspiring music. Miss Kleinfelter 
sang a solo from Handel's "Xerxes," and Dr. Herbert 
Brown, of Bowdoin, well-known writer and editor, held 
the attention of the several hundred guests with his 
thought-provoking address, "Freedom and the Imagina- 

Declaring the time no longer exists when men and 
women can afford to regard their education as a private 

Scenes at Commencement Breakfast 

Dr. Herbert Brown Receives Honorary Degree from President Hildretli 

affair, he said, "Individual responsibility is a rarer quality 
than the responsibility of leadership . . . This respon- 
sibility must be accepted by those trained in the tradition 
of freedom and the dignity of man ... no enemy out- 
side, no new atomic weapon or hydrogen bomb is so dan- 
gerous to our future as the failure to accept democratic 
responsibilities by those who are beneficiaries of a civil- 
ized tradition." Dr. Brown counseled the graduates to 
keep their education alive by putting them to work in 
their own communities and warned them never to sell 
short the uses of the imagination. "The most important 
problems to be faced in the next generation will be pre- 
cisely those problems a slide rule cannot solve," the Bow- 
doin educator declared. "Wars begin in the imaginations 
of men and it is in their imaginations that the bulwarks 
of peace must be fashioned." 

Only ten women were included among the graduates 
and three of those' ten graduated with distinction. One. 
Bett\-anne Galloway, was the only senior receiving the 
degree siimma cum laiide. After the seniors and grad- 
uate students had marched to the platform and received 
their diplomas, the honorary degree of Doctor of Human- 
ities was awarded to Dr. Brown. President Hildreth, in 
conferring the degree, described the New England edu- 
cator as an "erudite editor, able author — and humorous 
humanist who both demands and inspires honest, intel- 
lectual eft'ort from all his associates to the extent that ni 
his chosen field he stands with few peers in the Nation." 

This February Cominencement was the last of the 
mid-winter exercises, begun during the early 1940's as a 
wartime emergency, scheduled by the University. 

March 1950 

RACHEL DA\1.-. Duluil:- 

Rachel Davis DuBois Works for 
Cultural Democracy 

This Quaker girl of the Class of 1914 was destined 
to be a controversial figure. What individual with gen- 
uine conviction and courage is able to live an entirely 
peaceful life? There was the time when the American 
Legion claimed she had taken the "slacker's oath." She 
rephed that she was a member of the Societ}' of Friends 
and did not believe in taking oaths. She had accom- 
panied Jane Addams to Europe as a representative of the 
Women's League for Liternational Peace. This con- 
demned her immediately in the minds of witch hunters. 

Dr. DuBois has always been interested in that for 
which the League of Nations and the United Nations 
were established. She was a delegate to the All Friends 
Conference in the Hague in 1920 and the Women's Inter- 
national League in London in 1922. She is author of 
Education in World-Mindedncss published in 1928. 
Barnes and Noble published her second book. Build To- 
gether, Americans, in 1945. 

The Workshop for Cultural Democracy, 204 East 
18th Street, New York 3, N. Y., which she established, is 
endeavoring to break down tensions among peoples of 
varied colors, races and religions. An intensive project 
which has been conducted the past three years in Public 
School 165 in Manhattan has been described by Dr. Du- 
Bois in a book. Neighbors in Action, to be published this 
spring by Harpers. 

One of the techniques of the Workshop for Cultural 
Democracy is the "Neighborhood Home Festival" in 
which people of various backgrounds tell what they are 
doing at a certain age,, say 10 or 12. Another is the 
"Spring Festival" in which they tell what spring meant to 
people at a certain age. The "Work Festival" is of a 
somewhat similar type, emphasizing work as an important 
element in human relations. Red-letter days furnish ex- 
cellent opportunities for developing social co-operation. 
Dr. DuBois has spent twenty years in sensitizing schools 
and communities to problems of racial conflicts. In 1938 
she directed the research for the radio program, "Ameri- 
cans All — Immigrants All," which was sponsored by the 
U. S. Office of Education. 

Dr. William H. Kilpatrick says of her work: "That 
she was the one to start our intercultural education move- 

ment is beyond question. Equally beyond question is the 
wonderful success she has had in making people see the 
problem and realize that in all conscience America must 
make the minorities among us feel themselves part of the 
wnole on terms of justice and cordiality." 

Dr. DuBois received the Ph.B degree from Bucknell 
in 1914, the M.A. from Columbia L'niversity in 1929, and 
the Ph.D. from New York Universitv in 1941. 

Ph.T., New Degree Conferred 

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (these words head 
the new degree awarded for the first time at a party at 
the home of the Hildreths preceding mid-year Commence- 
ment) ". . . . confers upon the title of Ph.T. (pushed 
husband through)." The attractively-printed diploma 
continues, "In AA^TNESS AA'HEREOF, the Presi- 
dent of the University and the Secretary^ of the 
Bucknell Wives Club have hereunto set their hands in 
appreciation of the too little recognized but unremitting 
labor of the aforesaid Ph.T. in seeing that her unwilling 
and laggard spouse did devote himself sufficiently to his 
academic pursuits to blufi, bamboozle and hoodwink the 
faculty of the aforesaid University into awarding him an 
academic degree. It is the wish and hope of the under- 
signed that although the spouse of the aforesaid Ph.T. 
may henceforth wear the academic cap and gown through- 
out the happy years to come, the aforesaid Ph.T. will 
continue to wear the academic pants." Then follow the 
Bucknell seal and the signatures of the aforesaid sec- 
retary and Horace Hildreth. president. 

Religion in Life Week 

Religion in Life Week, instituted on the Bucknell 
campus in 1940, was held February 19-22 under the 
auspices of the Christian Association. It has been an 
annual affair since 1944. Similar programs are held on 
many college campuses throughout the United States, the 
purpose being to show how religion can and should be 
functional in daily living. At Bucknell this year the 
general theme of the meetings was "The Christian Faith 
Confronts Secularism." Emphasis was laid on building 
on the secure fovmdation of Christian faith rather than 
on that of secularism, which implies a wav of living with- 
out God. 

There were two general guest speakers. Dr. Clarence 
Jordan, director of the unique Koinonia Farm in Georgia, 
and Dr. John L. Casteel from Union Theological Semi- 
nary. In addition, men and women representing all de- 
nominations came from the Federal Council of Churches, 
from Dickinson, Villanova, Georgetown School of For- 
eign -\fTfairs, Cornell, Penn State, Drew Theological Sem- 
inary. Colgate-Rochester. East Orange, the local churches 
and from Osaka, Japan. Small group conferences and 
many bull-sessions were held in the various living units 
on campus — the different dormitory floors (men's and 
women's), classrooms, and the fraternity houses. As is 
the custom a number of the fraternities had as their house 
guests one of their own .Alumni members invited back foi 
this program. 

.\ rich ofl'ering, worthy of Bucknell's finest tradi 

March 1950 

U. S. Army Research and 

Development Unit at Bucknell 

The 2106th Army Reserve Research and Develop- 
ment Unit has been recently established at Bucknell. This 
is the 96th such unit in the United States which has been 
established in university and industrial areas. 

Dr. Albert H. Cooper, head of the Department of 
Chemical Engineering and major in the Army Ordnance 
Department Reserve Corps, is the commanding officer of 
the new unit. Dr. Hugh D. Sims, associate professor of 
chemical engineering, also a major in the Ordnance Re- 
serve, is executive officer of the unit. Professor Robert 
A. Gardner, associate professor of civil engineering, and 
Professor John C. Reed, head of the Department of Me- 
chanical Engineering, both majors in the Corps of Engi- 
neers, and Dr. Henry B. Smith, professor of chemical 
engineering. Chemical Corps Reserve, are to be research 
project officers. Dr. Morton Smutz, assistant professor 
of chemical engineering, major, and Mr. Sidney Kelly, 
instructor in mechanical engineering, 2nd lieutenant. En- 
gineer Corps Reserve, are to be plans and training officers. 
Mr. Robert M. Jacobs, instructor in mechanical engineer- 
ing, 2nd lieutenant in the Engineers Corps, is supply offi- 
cer. Professor Norman R. Bell, assistant professor of 
electrical engineering, captain in the Signal Corps Re- 
serve, is the administrative officer. 

The Army Research and Development Units are 
composed of reserve officers who are scientists or engi- 
neers and who are professionally qualified to engage in 
research and development work. These units are estab- 
lished for the purpose of maintaining the useful affiliation 
of scientific and engineering personnel with the organized 
reserve corps who would be immediately available for 
scientific research in case of a national emergency. In 
peacetime the work of the unit will consist of research 
and development projects for the various technical 
branches of the Army, including chemical, engineering, 
medical, quartermaster, signal and transportation. Mem- 
bers of the unit may also act as consultants to the army in 
the formulation of research and development plans and 
programs, review of technological subjects, and solution 
of technical problems. Most of the research activities 
will be of confidential nature in connection with National 
Defense Planning and Development. 

Perez Tells of Teacher Sacrifice 

"From the Transport Thomas to Santo Tomas" is 
the title of a 30-page booklet b)' Gilbert Perez '07, in 
which he tells the moving story of the 600 American 
teachers who left the United States in 1901 to lay the 
foundation of a public school system in the Philippines. 
He points out that this little army by heroic self-sacrifice 
made a great contribution to the building of a new nation. 

Dying of malaria, dysentery, and cholera, murdered 
by bandits, many of them lie in lonely graves scattered 
over the islands. Those who survived built their lives 
into those of the people they served. Only a few were 
left to endure Japanese captivity in Santo Tomas, as did 
Dr. Perez himself, who has been for many years director 
of vocational education in the archipelago. Yet the 
achievements of this army, such as Dr. Perez rightly 
says no other nation ever sent out, have never been 
given the slightest recognition by the American Con- 
gress. His booklet is an eloquent plea for belated ac- 
tion. Are republics always ungrateful? 


Dr. Ernst Meyer Made Consultant 

Dr. Ernst W. Meyer, former professor at Bucknell, 
has been named a foreign consultant to the Library of 
Congress. One of the three appointed German special- 
ists, Dr. Meyer will submit a report twice each year on 
the trends in political science research in his country, will 
help in the Librarj^'s acquisition of German scholarly and 
scientific documents, and assist in its activities abroad. 

Dr. Meyer, now professor of political science at 
four-centuries-old Marburg University, was born at 
Leobschuetz in 1892, studied law and economics at 
the Universities of Breslau and Strassburg and re- 
ceived the degree of Doctor of Law and Political 
Science. He was attached to the German foreign ser- 
vice from 1926 to 1937. A sincere Christian, he resigned 
from the diplomatic service on his own initiative, on 
the occasion of D. Martin Niemoller's arrest, as a pro- 
test to Hitler's active antagonism to the churches of 
Germany. Last spring he was offered the post of EGA 
adviser for his country, which would have meant com- 
fortable quarters in Washington, D. C, but he declined 
this to accept the post at Marburg. 

Before coming to Bucknell, Dr. Meyer taught one 
vear at Adelphi College. He returned to his native 
country in 1947 to assume visiting professorships at 
the Universities of Marburg and Frankfort. 

For Service to Boyhood 

Carl L. Millward '06 has held many offices during 
his life span (ALUMNUS, December, 1945). In 1948, 
he became assistant professor in the Education Depart- 
ment. He was president of the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation for three years and for a brief period served as 
acting Alumni secretary. However, it is his extended 
service to boyhood that inspires these paragraphs in point- 
ing with pride to one of Bucknell's sons. 

He became interested in Scouting in 1925, was a 
Scout master, a troop committeeman, then a council com- 
missioner. He was elected president of the Susquehanna 
Valley Area Council, where he has just resigned after 
serving nine crucial and eventful years. In 1932, Carl 
was awarded the Scout Silver Beaver and m 1945 he re- 
ceived the Silver Antelope, highest award in the national 
organization for outstanding service to boyhood. 

March 1950 


Chairman of the Department of 

Spanish and of the 

Foreign Language Group 

A.B., Tiilane University, 1916; 
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 
1919; University of Madrid, sum- 
mers of 1925 and 1936. Travel 
throughout South and Central 
America. Teacher of Spanish and 
German, Northwestern Military and 
Naval Academy, Lake Geneva. Wis- 
consin, 1916-17; assistant in Span- 
ish. University of Wisconsin, 1917- 
19: assistant professor of romance 
languages. Bucknell University, 
1924-23; associate professor of 
Spanish. Bucknell. 1928-49; profes- 
sor of Spanish, Bucknell, 1949-, 
Member of Modern Language Asso- 
ciation of America, American As- 
sociation of Teachers of Spanish 
and Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi, 
American Association of Universitv 
Professors. Author of The Biblical 
Material of Tirso de Molina. 


Chairman of the Department of 


A.B.. Tabor College: A.M., Stan- 
ford University: graduate study. 
Universitv of California and Uni- 
versity of Munich ; B.D., Ph.D., 
Yale University. Listed in Direc- 
tor>' of American Scholars. Chair- 
man of Faculty Committee on Stu- 
dent Activities; member of Nation- 
al Council for Junior Year in 
Switzerland, American Association 
of University Professors, Modern 
Language Association of America. 
Bucknell Scholars, Delta Phi Alpha, 
honorary' German fraternity. Con- 
tributor to Bucknell Journal of Ed- 
ucation, Modern Language Jour- 
nal, Monatshefte fur deutschen Un- 
terricht. South Atlantic Quarterly. 
Author of the Goethe Bicentennial 
volume. Half a Hundred Thralls to 
Faust. Hobbies : gardening and 


Chairman of the Department 
of French 

A.B.. A.M.. College of William and 
Mary: Ph.D.. University of Penn- 
sylvania. Studied in France in 
1928-29; taught in France in 1932- 
33. and traveled there summers of 
1930, 1936, 193S and 1948. Teacher 
of French, Due West Woman's Col- 
lege. Due West. South Carolina. 
1926-28; teacher of French, Gallo- 
way Woman's College, Searcy. Ar- 
kansas; Repetitrice d'anglais. Ecole 
Normale de Tours, Tours, France; 
Teacher in the English Language 
Institute of Bucknell University ; 
special lecturer for the Department 
of English. Editor of Les Lacenes 
of Antoine de Montchrestien. Con- 
tributor to Pennsiflvania Histortj 
and Bucknell Studies. Member of 
Phi Beta Kappa. 


Chairman of the Department 

of Greek and Latiii 

B.A., Wofford College; M.A.. Ph.D.. 
Duke University; Johns Hopkins 
University, 19 3 7-1938. University 
Fellow at Duke for two years. 
Assistant and associate professor of 
Greek and Latin, Furman Univer- 
sity. 1938-49. Member of Phi Beta 
Kappa. Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Up- 
silon, Delta Phi Alpha, Pi Kappa 
Phi. American Philological Asso- 
ciation, Classical Association of the 
Middle West and South. American 
Classical League. Classical Associa- 
tion of Great Britain, American 
Archaeological Institute, Medieval 
Academy of America, Linguistic 
Society of America, A. A. U. P. 

Articles published in American 
Journal of Philologf/. Transactions 
of the Am,erican Philological Asso- 
ciation. Classical Philology, Classi- 
cal Journal, Classical Weekly, 
South Atlantic Quarterly, Philolo- 
gical Quarterly, Specidum. 

Language Departments 

There are five foreign lansruages offered at Bucknell 
at the present time: French, German. Greek. Latin and 
Spanish. A variety of courses in each of these languages 
is offered, covering the various periods of literature and 
culture, and a major, consisting of twenty-four hours of 
work, can be obtained in each language with the excep- 
tion of Greek. 

The first year of work in the modern foreign lan- 
guages is presented five hours per week, making it pos- 
sible to use the conversational approach to the language 
and thereby provide a better foundation for the work in 
the more advanced courses. The present language staff 
consists of ten full-time teachers and two part-time assis- 
tants, all of whom have done considerable traveling and 
studying in the countries whose languages they teach. 

There are language houses for French, German and 
Spanish on the campus where young women majoring in 
one of the languages are required to live for one year 
before graduation. Each language house is open to all 
students of that language three afternoons a week and 
serves as a center for extracurricular activities which 
supplement the classroom instruction. Such activities 
include group singing, games, conversation, addresses, 
dramatics, etc. Each language house is under the direc- 
tion of a competent bilingual person who teaches courses 
in addition to supervising the house. Senorita Beatrice 
Gonzalez has directed the Spanish House since its incep- 
tion three years ago, Mile. Cecile Constans is directress 

of the French House and Fraulein Gertrud Merkel of the 
German House. 

Delta Phi Alpha and Sigma Delta Pi, national hon- 
orary fraternities of German and Spanish respectively, 
maintain chapters on the Bucknell campus. 

Since Bucknell is primarily an undergraduate school, 
no master's degrees are ott'ered in the language field. The 
Departments of German and of Spanish offer an honors 
course open to selected students of recognized ability, and 
the Department of French provides an advanced seminar. 
These courses sometimes carry graduate credit when cer- 
tain requirements have been fulfilled. 

Potter Writes of Baptists 

"The Church of Freedom . . . The Baptists" is the 
title of the first of a series of articles being published by 
Charles Francis Potter '07. In this excellent historical 
study of the Baptists, Dr. Potter shows clearly the justi- 
fication for the recent statement by Gerald Johnson in his 
book. Our English Heritage, which traces the Anglo- 
American elements in our culture. Mr. Johnson sum- 
marizes the contribution of the great English denomina- 
tions to our religious thinking in a sentence. Of the 
Baptists he says : "To them we owe our respect for the 

(Continued on Page 21) 

March 1950 


Chairman of the Department of Biology 

A.B., University of Rocliester; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Cor 
nell University; further study at the Marine Biological Laboratorj', Woods 
Hole, Mass., and Han-ard Medical School. Instructor in zoology, Univer 
sity of Michigan Biological Station; professor of zoology, Bucknell Uni 
versity. President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 1920-27 
Author of various papers on the vertebrate fauna of Pennsylvania, ami 
of Bulletin 1007 of the United States Bureau of Fisheries. Member of tin 
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa 
Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa. Psi Upsilon. 

Biology at Bucknell 

No Alumnus needs to be directed to the biolog\ 
building, Taylor Hall, fondly remembered as "the old 
Academy," or "the Prep." Like the oaks that over- 
shadow it, its years outnumber every other campus struc- 
ture. Here, and in the adjoining Botany Building, the 
students become acquainted with the scope, the methods 
and the goals of modern biological science, while the pre- 
professional students pursue a sequence of courses that 
delve deeper and deeper into the structure and functions 
of living organisms. In 1894-95, Dr. Grofif taught all the 
biology given at Bucknell, and Dr. Owens all the physics 
and chemistry. 

Then followed the long and able services of Dr. Nel- 
son F. Davis, whose tireless efforts built up the courses in 

Today the following give all their time to teaching 
biolog)- alone : Norman H. Stewart, John W. Rice, Roy 
C. Tasker, Hulda Magalhaes, Wayne E. Manning and 
Lewis J. Ives, assisted by a dozen graduate and under- 
graduate students. 

While the work given in this department has often 
been termed the "pre-medical course," this by no means 
indicates the wide range of "outlets" for which basic 
training is provided. Augmenting the University catalog 
there are now fourteen plans, or curricula, available from 
the department, which have been prepared to assist the 
student in choosing his sequence of particular subjects, be 
his goal the study of medicine, dentistry, nursing, teach- 
ing, research, laboratory technology, bio-physics, bio- 
chemistry, museum work, public health or other fields of 
applied biology. 

While the members of the staff in biology must spe- 
cialize in their respective subjects, still it is their aim to 
think of the student as a future member of society. He 
must be encouraged to seek a broad education and to pre- 

pare not only for his specialty but for enriched and useful 
living. How many Alumni studied in this oldest building 
on the campus probably no one knows. Their names are 
known, however, to the communities they serve. It is a 
fond dream of the present staff in biology that many of 
those names may in one way and another be connected 
with the building that must soon rise to replace old Taylor 

Chemistry Department Grants 

Last summer, the University was the recipient of a 
grant of $1,000 for chemical research on lignin, one of 
the components of wood. The Fundamental Research 
Committee of the Technical Association of the Pulp and 
Paper Industry made the grant to the Chemistry Depart- 
ment, where the work is being done. This represents the 
first grant by this Association to assist research on lignin 
at small colleges, and Bucknell was fortunate in being the 
college selected. 

The two main components of wood are cellulose and 
lignin. In the processes for converting wood to paper, 
the lignin is removed by chemical means, the residual 
cellulose being referred to as pulp. 

In spite of many years of diligent work by many 
chemists, lignin is still largely an unsolved chemical prob- 
lem. The sulfits paper industry alone throws away about 
a million tons of lignin a year in its waste pulping liquors. 
So far, lignin has resisted all attempts to convert it into a 
valuable substance. 

One of the factors contributing to the failure of 
chemists and engineers to utilize this material is the un- 
certainty which exists concerning the structure of the 
lignin molecule. There are almost as many formulas for 
lignin as there are chemists working on the problem. The 
emphasis of the work at Bucknell is to try to elucidate 
the structure of lignin. 

So far, most of the work has been done by graduate 
students under the direction of Professor Manning A. 
Smith. Four master's theses have been completed on the 
work, the students being Russell Luck and Milton Velin- 
sky in 1948, and William Rothrock and Frank Witkowski 
in 1949. Just starting his master's work is Frank Celmer, 
a graduate of Wilkes College. In addition to these men, 
Roland Stahl, an undergraduate, did some work last sum- 
mer on a fellowship. 

The results to date have been very encouraging and 
before long articles on the work will appear in the tech- 
nical journals. 

The Chemistry Department has just announced, in 
addition, a $2,000 grant from the Board of Directors of 
the Research Corporation for the study of the formation 
of cyclic imines from the corresponding bromo-amines. 

By following the rate of decomposition of the bromo- 
amines at several temperatures the mechanistic problem 
of the reaction can be resolved into a study of heat and 
entropy effects. 

Part of the grant will be used for a fellowship to 
start in September, 1950. Graduates of accredited col- 
leges and universities are eligible. The research will be 
conducted under the direction of Dr. Harold W. Heine. 


March 1950 


GRIT Editor 

Kenneth D. Rhone x'29 was recently made editor and 
head of the editorial department of Grit, "America's great- 
est family newspaper," with a circulation of three-quarters 
of a million. 

He joined the Grit staff in 1931 and is one of the 
founders of the American Association of Sunday and Fea- 
ture Editors and a charter member of the Pennsylvania 
Society of Newspaper Editors. He and Mrs. Rhone, the 
former Elizabeth Bailey, live at 1117 Market Street, 
Williamsport 29, Pennsylvania. 

Fraternities Entertain at Tea 

Three of the fraternities entertained the faculty at 
tea during the first half of the school year. Early in the 
year, the Kappa Sigs held an open house and tea honoring 
President and Mrs. Hildreth in their remodeled and en- 
larged chapter house on University Avenue. 

One Sunday afternoon, the faculty and administra- 
tive officers of the University went to the Lambda Chi 
Alpha house-on-a-hill and found themselves in a veritable 
flower bovver. In January, Sigma Alpha Epsilon demon- 
strated that they, too, could be the perfect hosts at a digni- 
fied and beautiful tea. 

Such social occasions — the annual formal student- 
faculty dinner at the Women's College is another notable 
example — are commendable from a number of view- 
points. In addition to their giving to their own members 
valuable social experience, they "furnish both faculty 
members and students," the president of one of the fra- 
ternities declared, "an opportunity to become better ac- 
quainted. We hope it will result in more personal rela- 
tions between the two groups." 

In writing this story, your scribe is reminded of the 
faculty wife who was left a bit dazed when, in answer to 
her expression of appreciation for a pleasant afternoon, a 
good-looking young man assured her such an occasion 
was really beneficial to the men of the house. We quote, 
"It's a good thing for all the fellows to have to talk to 
elderly people once in a while. Because, you see," he 
explained, in answer to her rather startled look, "when 
we get out in the world, they are really the ones we are 

Friends of the Library 

During the past several years Friends of the Library 
have been inactive as a group. There are a few indivi- 
duals who occasionally make contributions of good books. 
Bucknell's Library needs the support of interested friends 
and an active organization whose purpose is to increase the 
number of good, usable books and other useful materials. 
It might be wise for donors to send lists to the librarian to 
be checked before the books are mailed to Lewisburg. This 
will guard against unnecessary duplication of books and 
materials not needed. 

Over the entrance to the Library in one of the country's 
great universities are these words from Woodrow Wilson, 
"Three-fourths of a college student's time could well be 
spent in the library ; the other one-fourth in going to and 

Worthwhile contributions from Friends of the Library, 
or from friends of Bucknell, can do much to make our 
Library a place where students would choose to spend far 
more time. 



Conducts Radio Program 

Muriel Marshall '33 (Mrs. Harold R. Miller) 
studied music composition and voice for six years prior 
to her marriage. She has two sons, aged seven and 
nine, and is now announcer and collaborator of a radio 

"My program, 'The Story of Music', over Station 
WLTR in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, is proving to 
be quite absorbing," she writes. "As I write my scripts 
I try to interpret all kinds of music in a very informal 
way, using records and transcriptions. In each half-- 
hour program I integrate the subject matter, but 
diversify the music to make listening easy. Station 
WLTR is the first in this section to offer a program 
of music appreciation, which gives me a chance to do 
a little pioneering in the field." 

going to do business with." Only by recalling the fact 
that when she was in college a faculty member, age 27, 
seemed to be on the verge of antiquity was the faculty 
wife able to smile brightly and murmur, "You are so 
right !" 

March 1950 

Club activities 


While we have no reports of a birthday party, Fair- 
banks, Alaska, has a club of five Bucknellians led by Dr. 
Charles E. Bunnell '00. We hope to have a story and a 
photo for the next Alumnus. 


Dear Frank: 

Enclosed are two pictures of the Atlanta group of 
Bucknell Alumni who met Saturday, February 11, to 
celebrate Founder's Day. Mr. Miller, who took the pic- 
tures, is missing from the group. The two at the table 
represent the oldest and youngest of the group, Mr. 
Loomis and Mrs. Frank Redfield. 

During the meeting a little time was taken to choose 
Gilbert Frith as the new president for the coming year. 

The group is planning to meet again April 15 and 
would be glad to have any material which would help in 
making the meeting of interest. 

Again we would be glad to have any Bucknell repre- 
sentatives who may be going to Florida or back home stop 
in Atlanta on their way. 

The following eight Alumni were present ; Andrew 
Loomis '95, Harold Miller "20, Mrs. Elizabeth GrofT 
Miller '21, Mrs. Sylvia Slife Redi^eld '47, Gilbert Frith 

Andrew Loomis '95 Cuts Atlanta Birthday Cal<e 

'27, Mrs. Lillian Webster Frith x'30, Walter Weidemann 
'39, and Robert Ingols '31. 

The group joined in playing games, then had refresh- 
ments and broke up quite late to go home. 

Sincerely yours, 
Robert S. Ingols, President. 


The Bucknell Alumni Club of Baltimore gathered 
for an extremely pleasant dinner meeting Monday eve- 
ning, February 6, at the Westwood Restaurant. Our 
record-breaking attendance of thirty-five enthusiastic 
Bucknellians overflowed the bounds of the room reserved 
for us, much to our delight. In fact, before the evening 
was over, we had invaded every room of this delightful 
inn, thoroughly enjoying its colonial charm as well as the 
congenial fellowship. 

The actual program of entertainment was introduced 
by Frank Koehler '32, president of the Baltimore Club, 
and included the exceptional sound-color film of the cam- 
pus and a recording of the 100th anniversary program. 
Both were most inspiring. 

Mr. Koehler then introduced J. Fred Moore '22, who 
spoke briefly on the whereabouts of absent members ; 

Cuts the Birthday Cake 

Baltimore Club president 

Mrs. Anna Weigold Mussina, who presented plans for a 
card party to be held in April for Bucknell ladies ; and 
Fred O. Schnure, Bucknell Trustee, who brought us up 
to date on campus and administrative happenings. Mr. 
Schnure also recounted his and Mrs. Schnure's visit the 
previous Wednesday with the Philadelphia Club. 

The jovial atmosphere which per\'aded this meeting 
was heightened by, and we hope recorded in, pictures 
taken by Bobby Koehler, Frank's young son. 

Among the guests were several students who were 
home between semesters : Alice Jane Mellinger, Joseph 
L. Childrey, Jr., and Donald Betty. Don gave us a snappy 
account of the campus. 

Mr. Koehler also presented plans for a stag dinner 
this spring and announced the date of the June Sparrows 
Point Country Club meeting to be Wednesday, June 14. 

It was refreshing to see so many new faces ; we hope 
they enjoyed themselves enough to be present again with 
the many "old faithfuls" at our future meetings, notices 
of which will be sent out later. — Mrs. Anna Weigolu 
Mussina, Secretary. 


Harry Hartzell x'08, leader of the San Francisco 
group, reports that he sent out some sixty-five return 
postal cards and received only twenty-four responses, 
half of them regrets. He wonders what happens to 
Bucknellians when they get so far away from home. 
"Mr. and Mrs. Mattis (George x'07) went to a good deal 
of trouble to throw a nice party, and it wa^ a nice party, 
and the attendance was certainly disappointing to them. 
These people ought to be chided on not only their lack of 
interest but also on their lack of good manners." 


March 1950 

Harry says, "We had one there from the Class of 
1948 and one from 1896. We are planning the next 
meeting in May or when Dr. and Mrs. Spencer are here 
or both. We hope to have the next one an outdoor party, 
either at my home or at that of Nelson Davis." 


We are hoping to arouse enough interest for this 
meeting (February 3) so that we may put on a real din- 
ner-dance in the spring. We have a committee organized 
for the latter affair, so you can see it is not just in the 
idea stage. We also have started Alumni Luncheons at 
the Y. W. C. A. the first Monday of every month at 
12 :00 noon. We had a nice turnout at the first one and 
there was plenty of enthusiasm shown for the continu- 
ance of these affairs. If folks from the campus or 
Alumni are passing through our area on the first Mondav 
of the month, we extend a standing invitation to them. — 
Lloyd Jones '49. 


(Frances Rockwell Dentler 'i7 carried the ball in 
putting on a fine party in Cincinnati. We publish her 
report in full in order that our Alumni may all see what 
can be done by only one enthusiastic and energetic 
Alumnus. Mrs. Dentler is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Leo L. Rockwell '07 and '11, respectively. — Ed.) 

Cincinnati's Alumni Party took place Wednesday, 
January 11, at the Hotel Alms, Parlor A, at 7:00 p. m. 
The big event of our program was the presence of Buck- 
nell's new president. President Hildreth gave us a con- 
vincing talk on Bucknell's need for us, and this was sup- 
plemented by Dean Coleman's explanation of our need 
for Bucknell ! Boosting the cause for Bucknell was the 
beautiful sound-motion picture in color, "The Bucknell 
Story." Presiding at the projector were two high school 
youths from Walnut Hills Baptist Church, Ed Hunt and 
Phil Moore, who may be Bucknell prospects. 

Of the nineteen who attended the party, twelve were 
Bucknell Alumni living in the Cincinnati area. Each has 


made a vital place for himself or herself in the community 
and is a person of whom Bucknell may be proud. 

Among these was Emmalyn Fuller Klosterman x'30, 
still chic and still as attractive as in Bucknell days when 
she was known as "Miss Popularity" on campus. Her 
husband, Bernard Klosterman '29, who heads the Kloster- 
man French Bakery here, was unable to attend because of 
illness in his family ; but his intentions were good, and we 
remember his active support of the last big Bucknell party 
here. Their son Kenneth, known hereabouts for his 
prowess on the football team of his high school, attended 

to get an advance look at the college we hope he will 
attend. The Klostermans live in the beautiful residential 
town of Fort Alitchell, Kentucky. 

Bright and enthusiastic was the comely Miss Doris 
Seaman, our youngest Alumna (x'50), who brought with 
her news of Lewisburg. She likes Cincinnati, too. and 
has become a trusted and capable secretary at the Ohio 
National Insurance Company. 

Mrs. George F. Lockeman, known to her classmates 
of 1920 as Charlotte Volkmar, is scholarship chairman 
for the Parent-Teacher Association this year in her com- 
munity, as well as a member of the Village Scholarship 
Committee in the suburb of Wyoming where she makes 
her home. Her aim is to make available to students the 
information about numerous colleges in which students 
might be interested — hence her own great interest in the 
opportunities for Bucknell scholarships. Mrs. Lockeman 
is a housewife who has kept mindful of the needs of youth 
in her community. 

Albert C. Carson, a Wellsboro. Penna.. native of the 
Class of '36. is one of Westinghouse's trusted Cincinnati 
representatives. His wife, Adelaide, was a Louisville 
girl but now finds Cincinnati an attractive place, especially 
in view of the Carsons' lovely summer home, and of the 
challenge of their 9-year-old Jimmy, an aviation en- 

Arthur P. Barringer x'18, of the Prudential Life 
Insurance Company in Cincinnati, found he had a great 
deal in common with President Hildreth ! He is ac- 
quainted with our president's former law partner. Mrs. 
Barringer was slated to accompany her husband to the 
Bucknell party, but Cincinnati's round of colds had caught 
her just before the big day. We hope we'll have a chance 
to meet her next time. 

Others on the list of cold victims were the family of 
Ralph Ford '38, an official of the Veterans' Administra- 
tion here. But we were glad Ralph could join us and 
hope that next time his wife will be able to come to Cin- 
cinnati from their Amelia home to join the circle of Buck- 
nell friends. 

Joseph ]\I. Hillman '14 has for over thirty years been 
sales-engineering manager at Cincinnati's important Allis- 
Chalmers Manufacturing Company. Mr. and Mrs. Hill- 
man spend their leisure in social events that include 
entertaining of Count von Luckner and a host of dinner- 
guests when the Count is in town. 

Jack P. Kenney yi'Zd), is now well established in his 
own business, the marketing of "Vapo-Matic" Vaporizers 
which kill germs, viruses and bacteria. For a year and 
a half his successful work in sales and public relations has 
brought good results. Through extensive field work for 
a radius of 150 miles, Jack has brought the Vapo-Matic 
Vaporizer into use in outlying districts as well as in large 
Cincinnati institutions. In addition to the vaporizer he 
is marketing insecticide machines as a part of his business 
establishment, and keeps alert to newest trends in both. . 

Dr. F. B. McAllister '11, pastor of the Ninth Street 
Baptist Church which is prominent in Ohio Baptist activ- 
ities, continues to serve this big downtown church and to 
be active in many related projects. Last time your re- 
porter saw him before the party he was at a Baptist 
Young People's picnic, taking pictures of small fry at 
play, as well as other Association members. We hear tell 
he is tops in his hobby of amateur photography. Dr. 
McAllister contributed to our Bucknell party with his 
gracious invocation before our meal. 

William C. Purdy '99, who has been retired for some 
years, has not relented in his vigorous study of scientific 

March 1950 


phenomena. At present, he is studying and preparing a 
manuscript on the habits of the algae at the bottom of the 
Ohio River. 

Freas E. Semmer '27 has his own local branch of 
Western Union. He came from Atlanta six months ago. 
Says he is still a bachelor. 

During our dinner we had a phone call from Bill 
Lesher, who was in school sometime around 1937, accord- 
ing to your reporter's memory. Bill had seen the notice 
of the Bucknell party in Wednesday's paper but not in 
time to join us. 

A note of regret came from Ruth Stein '19, from 
Dayton, Ohio, saying it would be impossible for her to be 
with us, much as she would have loved to see ever}'body 
and "meet the Hildreths and other Bucknellians." 

We telephoned a number of Cincinnatians who could 
not be with us. During ovu' chats we got together a few 
news items. Gerald T. Donovan .x'oS, formerly execu- 
tive secretary of a heating and piping company, has con- 
tinued with the same type of work, and unfortunately it 
involves a number of night meetings so he was unable to 
join us for the Bucknell party. 

John R. Gilbert x'22, who has a responsible post on 
W' LW's technical staff, planned until the last minute to be 
with us for the party. His missus couldn't come, either, 
but we hope to see them both next time, and their son, too ! 

J. Stanley Leeds, a graduate of Miami University at 
Oxford, Ohio, took his master's degree at Bucknell the 
summer of 1942, and he and his wife both found Lewis- 
burg delightful. They were sorry that another engage- 
ment prevented their coming to the Bucknell party. 

Dr. James N. Patterson is no longer in Cmcinnati, 
we discover. He graduated from Bucknell in 1925. He 
is now located in Tampa, Florida. 

Paul L. Patton '27, M.S. '28, had to be out of town 
for our party date, as did Cecil Seaman, who works in 
outlying districts through the week, we believe as a cer- 
tified public accountant. Right? 

Robert H. Weston '47 and Mrs. Marcella E. Wingert 
Weston '43 had a prior engagement but would have liked 
to be with us. They wanted us to know their change of 
address to the Norwood Oakley residential area, at 2742 
Edroy Court. They are immeasurably happy about the 

A word about your scribe, Frances Rockwell Dentler. 
It's simply that she's breathless ! Had a wonderful time 
getting you all together, and found that the fellowship 
and the inspiring talk by our new Prexy made it worth 
any bit of effort it may have cost. By the way, isn't 
MRS. Prexy a lovely person? 

See you at our next ! 

(Incidentally, if you detect inaccuracies in our re- 
porting, please BE SURE to phone Frances Dentler at 
PL 0431, so we can arrange for corrections in the next 
issue. The last thing I had on my mind when phoning 
you and chatting at the party was this newsletter, so 
please forgive mistakes!) 

(Nassau-Suffolk Bucknell Alumni Club) 
The second meeting of the Bucknell Club of Long 
Island (previously called the Nassau-Suft'olk Bucknell 
Alumni Club) was held Wednesday evening, February 
15, 1950, at the Stewart Manor Country Club, Stewart 
Manor, Long Island, as a Valentine Party. Some ninety 
Bucknellians and friends danced to the music of Jack 
Harvey x'33 and his orchestra and generally enjoyed a 
social evening. 

During intermission, a short business meeting was 
held at which time the organizing committee reported on 
its activities. Bob Miller '37 read the petition to the 
General Alumni Association asking for a charter to be 
granted the Bucknell Club of Long Island, which petition 
was then passed around for the signatures of all Buck- 
nellians present. Bill Wilkinson '46 read the resolution 
passed by the Metropolitan Alumni Association recom- 
mending that the club be granted a charter. Bill Liming 
'33 introduced members of the distaff side recently added 
to the former all-male committee — Mrs. Ruth Braden 
McNamee '42, Mrs. Dotty Derr Snyder '41, and Miss 
Faith Van Sise '46 — and explained that the committee 
planned to continue club activities on a meeting-to-meet- 
ing basis until formally chartered. Tentatively, the com- 
mittee is planning a picnic some time in the spring and 
formal organization of the club by next fall. 



Cleveland Alumni celebrated Bucknell's birthday a 
month early this year (on January 7), when they had an 
opportunity to meet President and Mrs. Hildreth. Dr. 

A group at the Cleveland Party. Standing : Dr. Harold N. Cole 06. 

Dr John G. Sholl '37, club president. Seated: President Hildreth, 

Earl M. Richards '13, host 

and Mrs. Earl M. Richards entertained the group in their 
home, and sixty-six Alumni turned out to greet Bucknell's 
new president. 


March 1950 

After being- introduced to each of the Alumni, Presi- 
dent Hildreth brought the group news of the campus and 
outlined some of his ideas for the future of the Ahimni 
Fund and the school. 

Everyone agreed it was one of the best meetings 
Cleveland has ever had. — Mrs. AIary Orso Johanne- 
SEN, '43, Secretary. 



We were very pleased with the attendance of our 
dinner in that we had twenty-nine present. We attribute 
this splendid turnout to several factors. First of all, the 
popularity of Dr. Willard Smith as our guest speaker 
drew many Alumni who were acquainted with him in 
school. Second, the fine advertisement of our coming 
dinner in the local papers helped to make Bucknellians 
aware of their being Alumni of Bucknell. Thanks so 
much for this publicity, for we do need to enlarge our 
Bucknell Alumni Club attendance in this district. Dr. 
Smith, needless to say, gave an excellent speech which the 
entire club enjoyed. We hope that we may have the 
pleasure of his addressing us in the near future again. — 
Claude J. Bubb, Jr. '47, Secretary. 


ident Hildretli, Dr. S. Dale Spotts, Frank Davis and 
Harry Lawrence, head football coach. Harry showed 
the movies of the Gettysburg game, which we lost 33-34. 

President Hildreth urged support of the Alumni 
Fund and expressed deep regret that our Federal govern- 
ment is failing to balance its budget. He reported that 
Scandinavian countries, Australia, Xew Zealand and 
Canada are achieving this and stated that the dangers 
from our careless fiscal policies are greater than from an 
outside enemy. 

Xew officers of the club are : David Martin '20, 
president ; Raymond Rommelt '34, first vice-president ; 
James A. Tyson, Jr., x'48, second-vice president ; Jean 
Little '28, secretary; E. Lamont Dill '48, treasurer. 



Twenty-two Bucknellians met at the ]\Iansfield Hotel 
for dinner on Wednesday, February 8. President War- 
ren L. iNIiller was toastmaster. Frank Davis was the 
speaker. He told of activities on the campus and among 
the Alumni clubs and urged those present to co-operate in 
the drive to make the Alumni Association self-supporting. 

Mr. Miller was re-elected president. 



The Lycoming Hotel on February 4 was the scene of 
one of the biggest and best Alumni banquets in history. 
The large ballroom was tastily decorated and about one 
hundred Bucknellians and friends were on hand. Presi- 
dent George Walters and his efficient committee had every 
detail cared for and had done an unusually efficient job of 

The president introduced Dr. Eugene Bertin '17, who 
did a superb job of toastmastering. Speakers were Pres- 

At Philadelphia Speakers' Table. Left to right: Dayton L. Ranck '16. 
University treasurer; Joseph W. Henderson 'OS, president of Bucknell 
Trustees:' S. Dale Spotts '18. president of Philadelphia Club; Emma E. 
Dillon '15, twice president of General Alumni Association; Horace A. 
Hildreth. Bucknell president; Frank G. Davis 'U. Alumni secretary; 
Roy E. Nicodemus x'25, president of General Alumni Association. 

It was the largest {2>2>7 people) and liveliest Birthday 
Party ever given by the Philadelphia Alumni Club at Mc- 
Allister's on Wednesday evening, February 1. Buck- 
nellians and their friends were there from the "home 

March 1950 


town" and from nearby cities, towns and states to cele- 
brate in proper fashion the 104th anniversary of the 
founding of Bucknell. 

The banquet hall was gay with orange and blue flow- 
ers, streamers and banners, lighted candles on each table, 
and even a bison (though wooden) to enjoy the festive 

At the sound of a lusty blast of a trumpet blown by 
Roy Allen DeLong '11, founder of the Bucknell Band, 
eighteen members of Ferko's String Band — those famous 
Philadelphia Mummers — made their spectacular appear- 
ance into the room, strumming gaily : "Hello, Every- 
body, Hello !" They were dressed in colorful red and 
yellow costumes and played liltingly throughout the 

And, of course, there was a beautiful many-tiered 
birthday cake, with its blinking orange and blue candles. 
When all the lights in the room were out, it appeared 
dramatically, borne aloft by one of the waiters and fol- 
lowed by a procession of the Mummers, in single file, 
playing and singing, "Happy Birthday to you ! Happy 
Birthday, dear Bucknell ! Happy Birthday to you !" 
The cake was placed in the center of the speaker's table, 
and Dr. S. Dale Spotts, president of the Philadelphia 
group, handed an ancient and honorable sabre, as old as 
Bucknell and as glorious in its history, to Dr. Hildreth to 
cut the cake. Dr. Hildreth accepted the sabre and re- 
plied : "Mr. President, I sincerely trust that this illus- 
trious sabre of Union County which has served its 
country so nobly in the past will ever rest in peace, and 
may the sons of Bucknell never be called upon to cut 
anything more bloody than this beautiful birthday cake !" 

This dinner was in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Hildreth, 
and Dr. Hildreth was the speaker of the evening. He 
gave an inspiring address and a rousing appeal for Annual 
Alumni Fund Giving. He closed his address with a chal- 
lenge to the first class all of whose members become fund 


givers. To the fund account of that class he will give his 
personal check for $1000. 

Eight seniors who are members of the football squad, 
and their coaches and director of athletics, were also 
honor guests of the evening. Dr. Edward Pangburn in- 
troduced them and paid them individual tribute. And 
there were even miniature footballs containing birthday 
gifts for them. 

With two groups of songs, the quartette from the 
Bucknell Men's Glee Club charmed the many distinguished 

It was a thrilling evening in the Quaker City — an- 
other successful meeting of loyal Bucknell Alumni. 


The Reading Bucknell Alumni Club met at the Wy- 
omissing Club in Reading on February 16, 1950, to cele- 
brate the birthday of its Alma Mater. There were fifty 
persons present for the meeting and the social hour which 

The speaker for the evening was Dr. Walter H. Sau- 
vain of the Bucknell Education Department. He re- 
ported on the various activities taking place at Bucknell 
and discussed secondary education in the United States. 

The following officers were elected for 1950: presi- 
dent. Dr. Clair G. Spangler '25 ; vice-presidents, David E. 
Gring, Jr. '32, William'). Kerchner, Jr. '46, Dr. Elvin B. 
Sharp '47, Willam H. Rummel, Jr. '49; secretary-trea- 
surer, Mrs. Betty Jane Keim Ketner '43. 

At the close of the business meeting, refreshments were 
served and old friendships, as well as new, were enjoyed. 

— Mrs. Betty Jane Keim Ketner, Secretary-Ti-easurer. 


I should like to report on the fall meeting of the 
Bucknell Alumni Club of Rochester — a Hallowe'en party. 
November 3, at the Pavilion in Ellison Park. A goodly 
crowd braved a very rainy night to get there and had as 
their reward an exceptionally entertaining evening before 
the immense fireplace in the Pavilion. We had sound 
and silent old-fashioned movies. There was a short busi- 
ness meeting with election of officers for the coming year : 
Volney Frankel '43, president ; Jack Pink '47, vice-presi- 
dent ; Mrs. Rita Holbrook Sear '37, secretary ; and Mrs. 
Mary Savidge Richards '42, treasurer. 

At our Christmas party, held December 17 at the 
University of Rochester Faculty Club, we showed Buck- 
nell football movies. Instead of having an exchange of 
Christmas gifts we employed a new idea and had people 
bring wrapped gifts suitable for children in the polio 
ward at Strong Memorial Hospital. These gifts were 
distributed on Christmas morning at the discretion of one 
of the social workers there, and we have since received a 
very cordial note of thanks from the superintendent of 
the hospital in behalf of the recipients. 

We had planned a party for Monday, February 13, 
but bad weather and the inabilit)' of a representative of 
the faculty to fly from Lewisburg induced us to postpone 
it to a later date. — Mrs. Rita Holbrook Sear, Secretary. 


The Alumni group of St. Petersburg, Fla., held their 
annual dinner at the Hotel Pennsylvania on February 4. 
There were twenty-six present. Dr. Henry T. Colestock 
'96 gave the invocation. 

From De Land, Ezra Allen '95 brought the wife of 
the late Dr. Lincoln Hulley '88 (former teacher of many 
of the group) and his sister, Mrs. Laura Allen Konkle 
'01. Dr. Amos Barton '06 has recently bought a home 
here. Mrs. Ella Bowser (mother of Arda C. Bowser 
'23) was with us from Orlando. Three new members 
were welcomed who attended the Seminary back in the 
"gay nineties" : Mrs. Grace Callender Bradbury, Mrs. 
Mary Williamson Wolfe, and Mrs. Carrie Lloyd Horter. 

All Bucknellians visiting St. Petersburg are request- 
ed to send their addresses to the secretary : Mrs. Ruth 


March 1950 

Stephens Porter, 2710 Dartmouth Ave., St. Petersburg, 
Fla. 'Phone 768194. 


Heated, left to right: Dr. W. L. Golightly '2j, retiring vice-president: 

Mai Musser '18; Bob Payne 'SO, retiring president. 

Back row: Norman Morgan '23, newly-elected vice-president; William E. 

C. "Doc" Speare '20, secretary; Mrs. .luanita Curtis Gelder '26, new 

treasurer; Dr. Robert R. Scliultz "22, new president. 

The Scranton birthday part}^ on the evening of Feb- 
ruary 4, with nearly seventy-five persons present, gave 
evidence of a greatly renewed enthusiasm in this area. 
Bob Payne was in charge of the meeting and introduced 
Malcolm Musser, dean of men. who gave an inspiring 
talk on the Bucknell of today. He urged that members 
back up our new president in every way possible in his 
determination to keep Bucknell moving forward at high 

Bill Golightly, chairman of the nominating commit- 
tee, presented the names of the new officers named above, 
who were unanimously elected. A number of spon- 
taneous speeches, for which Scranton is noted, closed one 
of the area's best Bucknell rallies. 


The Metropolitan Alumni Association celebrated 
Bucknell's birthday anniversary with a dinner party at 
New York City's Beekman Tower Hotel, on Friday eve- 
ning, February 3, 1950. 

"Behind the Scenes in Radio and Television" was 
the timely topic of the speaker of the evening, Mr. Julius 
Seebach, Jr. '20, who 'is a member of Station WOR's 
Board of Directors as well as vice-president in charge of 
radio and television. Mr. Seebach's narration in the field 
in which he has gained national prominence proved most 

entertaining for the many Bucknellians present. Mr. 
Malcolm Musser '18, dean of Bucknell men, related in an 
informative and entertaining manner the happenings and 
changes on Bucknell campus to the eager delight of his 

Emily Devine Kelly '21 presided and introduced the 
speakers and also Trustees Ed Snyder '11 and O. W. V. 
Hawkins '13, and Chairman of the Athletic Board Tom 
Mangan '21, all of whom spoke briefly. There were 
Bucknell songs, a baritone soloist, and a comedian imita- 
tor to complete the program. 

A resolution was passed, at the business meeting that 
followed the social program, to divide the Metropolitan 
Alumni Association into three groups : Long Island, New 
Jersey, and New York. Long Island will apply to the 
General Alumni Association in June for a special charter 
as a Bucknell Club. All present officers were re-elected : 
Emily Devine Kelly '21, president; Robert Snyder '42, 
vice-president : Joann Golightly Atherley '48, secretary ; 
and John C. Bank, '10, treasurer. 

A Valentine Dance to which all Bucknellians were 
invited was planned by the Long Island group for February 
IS, and an Open House for the graduates of 1950 by the 
New York group. Plans are being made by the Jersey 
group for parties at the Newark Athletic Club. 


Our last meeting was held at the home of Bill and 
Jean (Hasselberger) Steele, both of '42. We had a good 
business meeting, concerned primarily with getting to- 
gether some ideas on actively supporting Bucknell activ- 
ities and getting some Bucknell publicity here in Syracuse. 
The group came up with some good ideas, and when we 
get them recorded we'll pass them on to you. 

To bring you up to date on our activities during the 
current year let me give you a recap : February 3 — 
Meeting and social at Sleeth Motors; May 21 — ^Dinner 
and meeting at the University Club ; July 16 — Family 
picnic at Wells College, guests of the LeAIons ; Novem- 
ber A — Meeting and social at the home of Bill and Jean 
Hasselberger. — C.\l Sholl '46, President. 


The Union County party was held at the Lewisburg 
Inn at 6:00 o'clock on the evening of February 7. The 
hour was early because Dr. and Mrs. Hildreth had to 
get away for a train to Boston. President Louis 
Pursley '28 was master of ceremonies. President Hil- 

March 1950 


dreth told of his pleasant introduction to Lewisburg and 
Bucknell, urged support of the Alumni Fund, and closed 
with a comment on the need of a spirit of service and 
loyalty to America even in warring industrial factions. 

Officers elected for the coming year are : Thomas 
Lewis '28, president; John Zeller '41, vice-president: 
Mary Arner '35, secretary; Herbert Grice '18, treasurer. 


A banquet was held at the Blackstone Hotel Fel)- 
ruary 2. About sixty persons were present. Eugene 
Carstater '26, president, was in charge. Ernie E. Blanche 
'38 was chairman of the committee which planned the 
party. Mrs. Linn Drake, not a BuckneUian, handled 

Among those present was Al Stoughton '24, former 
Alumni secretary, who extended greetings. Robert Tay- 
lor '48 spoke on "A New Alumnus Looks at the College." 
Dr. Mary B. Harris '94, daughter of John Howard Har- 
ris, former Bucknell president, greeted the group on be- 
half of the Board of Trustees. Frank Davis, Alumni 
secretary, reported on Alumni work throughout the 

President Hildreth told of his coming to Bucknell 
and his philosophy of life which assumes that youth will 
not gain strength and courage by looking for security 
rather than opportunity. 


President and Airs. Hildreth were guests of honor at 
Sunbury on February 6. The president's speech was the 
feature of the evening. 

President Fryling paid high tribute to the memory of 
"Mother" Sara Fowler Pomeroy r72, who died last sum- 
mer at the age of 96. Lewis A. Eyster spoke in memory 
of Charles Miller '00. who died in December, 1949. 

Of considerable moment was the retirement of 
Charles Fryling '13, who had held the position with devo- 
tion and success for nineteen years. Lew Eyster '17, 
another 100 per cent BuckneUian, was elected president. 
Other officers are: John Hilbish '11, vice-president: 
Cullen Shipman '43, secretary; Paul Boggess '17, trea- 

Seventeen members of the Danville Club met with 
the Simbury group. In a business meeting afterward, 
presided over by Dr. Roy E. Nicodemus x'25, the follow- 
ing officers were elected for the Danville group : Robert 
Keiser '31, president; Robert G. Newman '38, vice-presi- 
dent ; and Jessie Soars '30, secretary-treasurer. 



Seated, left to ri(jht: Harry Andrews, Mrs. Elsie Zarfos Favino, Execu- 
tice Council; Russell Boyer, president; Levere Leese. treasurer; Mrs. 
Jessie Fieldin:? Eyster, retiring president. Standing: Lloyd Hoffman, 
Bison Club representative; Harry Ruhl, Executive Council; Marjorie R. 
Kostenbader, historian; A. K. Foster, secretary; -\rline Baumeister, 
Martin Netf, Executive Council. 

The York County Alumni Club of Bucknell Univer- 
sity held its annual banquet at the Lincoln 'Woods Inn 
Friday, February 3, 1950. The program opened with 
invocation by the Reverend Jay H. Fleckenstine '12, pas- 
tor of Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church. A 
welcome was extended by the president, Mrs. Jessie 
Fielding Eyster '29. The meeting was then turned over 
to the toastmistress of the evening, Mrs. Carrie Smithgall 
Ebert '25. 

The group sang "Hail Bucknell" and "Come Buck- 
nell Warriors." The singing was under the direction of 
Harry F. Andrews '19 accompanied by Mrs. Harry Ruhl. 
The toastmistress then introduced past presidents and 
guests. She introduced the "first lady" of the Bucknell 
campus, Mrs. Horace A. Hildreth, wife of the newly- 
elected president of Bucknell. 

Miss Peggy L. Deardorft of the Class of 1952 gave 
a talk entitled, "A Typical Day at Bucknell, 1950." A 
quartet composed of Gordon Everett, Kenneth Stritt- 
mater, Harry F. Andrews and Frank Shaub sang "When 
the Twilight Shadows Fall" by Rowles, "Down in Arkan- 
sas" by Evans and "Just a Dream of You, Dear" by 
Klickman. They were accompanied by Mrs. Harry Ruhl. 
A reading was then given by Marjorie R. Kostenbader. 

The toastmistress introduced Dr. Frank G. Davis, 
Alumni secretary and professor of education at Bucknell. 
He spoke on "Doings of Bucknell Clubs in Other Cities in 
the United States." At the conclusion of his remarks, he 
introduced the new president of Bucknell, Dr. Horace A. 
Hildreth, who spoke on "Facts About Bucknell." The 
meeting was turned over to the president, Mrs. Eyster, 
who conducted a business session and the election of 
officers for the ensuing year. The following officers were 
elected for the 1950-51 term: president, Russell R. 
Boyer x'36 ; vice-president, Mrs. Betty Fleckenstine Min- 
nich '41; secretary, Albert K. Foster '28 ; treasurer, 
Levere M. Leese '34; historian, Marjorie R. Kostenbader 
'19; Bison Club representative, Lloyd S. Hoffman '32; 
adviser, Penrose C. Wallace '26; executive council mem- 
l)ers — Mrs. Elsie Zarfos Favine x'35, Harry F. And- 
rews, Mrs. Jessie Fielding Evster, Charles M. Neff '42, 
Harry S. Ruhl '27, Arline Baumeister x'22, Mrs. Helen 
Green Richards '34. 

The seventy members of the Bucknell Alumni Club 
in attendance closed the meeting by singing the Alma 


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President Hildretli, Joseph T. Quick '3», Trenton Club president, 
William J. Iivin '22 

The Trenton birthday party held in the Penn Alanor 
Chib, Alorrisville, Pa., was postponed until February 17, 
when President and Mrs. Hildreth could attend. Fifty- 
three persons were present and everybody reports a fine 


February 11 proved to be a red-letter day for Buck- 
nellians in the Western Pennsylvania District when 
over 250 of them gathered at a dinner-dance celebrat- 
ing Alma Abater's 104th anniversary. President and 
Mrs. Hildreth were the guests of honor. 

The party was held at the Edgewood Country Club, 
and was one of the largest Bucknellian gatherings — 
if not the largest — ever held in the western half of the 
state. The successful turnout was the result of an 
intensive mail campaign turned out by a committee 
headed by Bob McKim '49. (Editor's note: Mr. Mc- 
Kim and Anne Culbertson Dempsey were both hos- 
pitalized as a result of an accident they were in when 
their car was hit one evening as they returned home 
from a meeting of the committee held at the home of 
Clyde and Dorothy Bailey. Although both were still 
in the hospital at the time of the party, they have since 

returned to their homes and are reported well on the 
road to recovery as we go to press. Mr. McKim was 
chairman of the committee and Mrs. Dempsey was in 
charge of decorations.) 

The program for the evening featured Dr. Hildreth 
as the speaker, and he explained the hopes he holds 
for the success of the Alumni Fund and pointed out 
why Bucknell so sorely needs the funds obtainable 
through this form of giving. He was introduced by 
Alumni Trustee Clyde P. Bailey '29. 

The guests for the evening were welcomed at the 
outset by Trustee John T. Shirley, whose remarks 
were followed by a greeting from the campus extended 
by Dr. Frank G. Davis, Alumni secretary, who jour- 


neyed from Lewisburg to be present at the celebration. 
Music W'-as supplied by Paula and her accordion 
throughout dinner, and Joe Schatter and his orchestra 
played for dancing later. An entertainment program 
was staged by the Laff-a-teers. Barr Cannon '39, pres- 
ident of the Western Pennsylvania Club, was toast- 
master, and George Henggi '25 was advisory chairman. 
A luncheon honoring President Hildreth was given 
at the Duc[uesne Club in Pittsburgh by Trustee John 
T. Shirley. Special guests included Chancellor Rufus 
Fitzgerald of the University of Pittsburgh and Presi- 
dent-Elect Warner of the Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology. Also present were the other trustees from 
Western Pennsylvania, the officers of the Western 
Pennsylvania Alumni Club, and. in honor of President 
Hildreth, thirteen Pittsburgh alumni of Bowdoin, his 
own alma mater. 

Left to Bight — Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. Bailey, Clyde Bailey, Mrs. Hildreth, 
President Hildreth, Barr Cannon, John Shirley. 


On page 4 of the September, 1949, ALUMNUS ap- 
pears a discussion of the Bucknell Department of English 
with a brief biography of Dr. Harry W. Robbins, head 
of the department. Some corrections on the biographical 
data are as follows : 

He was born in Vermont but has no degree from 
Vermont University. He has the A.B. and A.M. degrees 
from Brown University, but no degree from Cornell. .A. 
sizable prize is offered for a worse piece of editorial work 
since King Tut. — Ed. 

March 1950 


SPOR ts 



Although they are referred to as the Baby Bison'^, 
the freshman cagers are king size when it comes to 
scoring points and winning ball games. 

Winner in six of their first seven games, the frosli 
were moving at a scoring pace of two points per 
minute, equivalent to 80 points for regulation 40-min- 
ute games. Coach Bill Lane's cagers usually take 
part in only 32-minute contests, averaging better than 
64 points per fray. 

The only loss sustained by the frosh was an over- 
time, 69-66, decision to the Navy Plebes. In the re- 
mainder of their other games to February 15, Buck- 
nell's stars of toinorrow overpowered Dickinson, 
Bloomsburg Teachers twice, Reading A. T. C, Gettys- 
burg, and Franklin & Marshall. 


Several Bucknell scoring records had fallen and a 
few others were in peril as the sophomore-dominated 
basketball squad roared into the last lap of its 21-game 

At the two-thirds mark, the Bisons boasted of a 
new Davis Gymnasium team record of 98 points, 
gathered at the expense of Franklin & Marshall. The 
score of that game was 98-54. It erased the 92-point 
record hung up in the campus den in January, when 
Muhlenberg outran the Bisons 92-80. Bucknell's 80 
points established a new high total for a losing team, 
rather dubious honors held by Muhlenberg since Buck- 
nell's upset 84-65 triumph over the Mules on March 
8, 1947. Also falling by the wayside in the point-for- 
point battle with Muhlenberg was the record for total 
points scored in one game, which now reads 172 points. 

As if that weren't enough, the Bisons were closing 
in on Bucknell's all-time record for total points scored 
in one season. With seven games still to be played, 
Coach Jack Guy's offensive-minded quintet needed 
only 142 points to overhaul the season high of 1,043 
points set during the 1947-48 season. 

Another potential record has to do with the all- 
time indixidual mark for total points in one season. 
This record of 324 points set by George Haines in 1941- 
42 was being threatened by the rapid-fire scoring of 
Joe Gallagher, sophomore forward. In his last seven 
frays, Gallagher had to average 14.5 points per game 
in order to finish above Haines' total. 

As each new scoring record falls, the reverberation 
tells of better things to come. Just wait until these 
sophomores are seniors ! 


With three victories in four starts, the varsity 
wrestlers had hopes of taking the honors in their final 
two matches and thus finish the campaign with the 
most successful mat record in the six-year history of 
the sport at Bucknell. 

The only obstacles in the way were Western Mary- 
land and Muhlenberg, but Coach Herb Maack's co- 
horts were beaming with confidence as they prepared 

to meet these two foes. Last winter's squad won four 
of six matches, which is tops as far as wrestling records 
at Bucknell are concerned. The Maackmen enter- 
tained hopes of finishing the current term with a five 
and one report. 

Wendell Stainsby, 135-pounder of Danville, and 
George Stanton, 145-pounder of Honesdale, had un- 
beaten records going into the last two matches. Stains- 
by's winning streak in dual matches had reached num- 
ber ten, including six triumphs carried over from last 
year. Stanton, Avho lost only once during the 1948-49 
season, was the victor in his first four bouts this 

Genial Jack Guy i.s always in a gay mood when surrounded by these 
two members of Bucknell's varsity basketball squad. The mentor is 
shown with two of his sophomore stars, Don Strassner, left, and Joe 
Gallagher. As the season entered the home stretch, the two sophomores 
were setting the scoring pace, accounting for 418 points in 14 games. 
With seven games remaining, Gallagher had 224 points, just 100 short of 
tieing the college's all-time individual record for total points in one 
season. Strassner was not far behind with 194 points. 

Co-Ed Sports 

In addition to intramurals and class instruction in 
hockey, volleyball, basketball, modern dance, social and 
square dance, outdoor and indoor archery, bowling, bad- 
minton, tennis, golf, and softball, the Women's Athletic 
Association has interest clubs in modern dance, bowling, 
swimming, and camp counseling. 

Among the special events sponsored annually by the 
W. A. A. are freshman picnics, post-exam social hours, 
hockey sports day, cabin party at Half-Way Dam, Sadie 
Hawkins Day Dance, and May Day. 

In December, the Modern Dance Club was privileged 
to sponsor a program of modern dance by Martha Gra- 
ham and Company. In February, 28 girls attended a 
Sports Day at Penn State ; and in March, 18 girls attended 
a Sports Day at Lycoming College in Williamsport. 

DAVID E. THOMAS, M.A. '40, after extended ex- 
perience in personnel work in the Armed Sen-ices and in 
public schools, recently became full-time guidance coun- 
selor at Fair Lawn, New Jersey, High School. Daniel A. 
Rothermel '38, Sc.M. '39, who is director of guidance 
there, teaches guidance courses in the Bucknell Summer 


March 1950 

Class Reports 

Class of 1902 

Class Reporter: Miss Mary T. Wylie 
64 N. Ninth St., Newark 7, N. J. 

Word has been received that David 
A. Pitt x'02, pastor of Central Baptist 
Church in Norwich, Conn., for twenty- 
one years before his retirement in 1941, 
died November 7, 1949, after a brief 
illness. A native of Ireland, he came 
to this country at the age of fifteen. 
He held the following degrees; A.B., 
University of Pennsylvania; B.D., 
Rochester Theological Seminary; D.D., 
Berkeley Divinity School. Dr. Pitt 
married Maud E. Hanna '97. After her 
death he remarried. His second wife 
and four sons survive. 

Have you checked the addresses of 
your old classmates? The following 
mav differ from the ones vou have; 
Abner D. Bentz, 1547 W. Princess St., 
York; Charles I. Beyer, 136 St. George 
St., Lewisburg; Alan C. Cunningham 
x'02, 1530 E. Susquehanna Ave., Phila- 
delphia, 25; George W. English, Rt. 2. 
Box 826. Loomis, Calif.; Thomas P. 
Kyle, Central Ave., R. D. #4, Paterson, 
N. J.; Mrs. Jessie Lovell Sprague x'02. 
Box 421, Hollywood, Fla. 

Any news to report? Every last 
member of 1902 turns first to the Class 
Reports when the ALUMNUS arrives, 
maybe to get new of you. Don't make 
it a fruitless quest! We know that 
many of you are doing challenging 
significant things, of which we would 
like to hear. Write to your reporter. 

Class of 1908 

Class Reporter: Mrs. J. H. Mathl^s 
(Margaret Pangburn) 

202 St. Louis St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Dr. E. Carroll Condict has been in 
India most of the past year, making a 
physical recovery from service in 
Burma during and since the war. He 
has returned to Burma and can be 
reached through this address: 143 St. 
John's Rd., Baptist Hdq.. Rangoon. 

Mrs. E. H. Benfer (Anna J. Derr 
r08) died sometime during 1949, ac- 
cording to word received from another 

John J. Williams is an instructor at 
Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre. 

New addresses: Mrs. J. C. Hershey 
(Helen Forrest), Blue Ridge Summit; 
George W. Kerschner, 429 S. Wayne 
St.. Lewistown; C. Edward Long, New 
Alexander Rd., R. D. 4, Greensburg; 
Mrs. Blair Foster (Carol Spratt I'OS), 
Conway Rd., Rte. 10, Atlanta, Ga. ; 
Mrs. J. B. Blakemore (Helen F. Tif- 
fany), 11 N. 14th St., Harrisburg. 

Class of 1911 

Class Reporter: Miss Laura McGann 

226 S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

When I subtract 1911 from 1950. I 
seem to get 39. That is 3x13. Then 
next year, 1951. My! That will be 40. 

That is 4x10. Forty years of being 
Bucknellians! Do put our 1951 Class 
Reunion on your June list of appoint- 
ments — real appointments that must be 
kept. John Hilbish, "Cy" Shreve and 
Frank Davis will remember how my 
niece, Pat Leaber, drove the car for 
them at the head of our last reunion. 
Anniversary Year celebration. We had 
fun! We had numbers! We had that 
"old-time spirit". Come on, beloved, 
let's do it again in 1951 — June is the 
time of roses, faded or otherwise. 

In the Almanac for Alumni in the 
January ALUMNUS, February 19-22 
is marked Religion in Life Week for us. 
Dr. John Weddell (whom all of us re- 
member as living in what is now the 
Bower House on Sixth St.) was 
brought back in vivid memory by the 
placing of a new pulpit in the Baptist 
Church in Lewisburg on Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 5. Sue and Peg and all the mem- 
bers of the Weddell family did us a 
signal honor in honoring their father's 
memory. He believed that God created 
both the universe and us. A brilliant 
man and a writer of note, he neverthe- 
less was humble, humble with the true 
humility of one to whom religion was 
not just a code of morals to be ad- 
justed, but a vital, life-giving person. 
I consider it a privilege thus to speak 
of his on-flowing personality. 

A few items about us 1911ers — the 
almost-4-decaders ; 

Nelson K. Crossman, a member of 
the Board of Managers and the Execu- 
tie Committee of the New York State 
Baptist Missionary Convention, was 
elected president of the Pastor's Con- 
ference of that body a year ago. He is 
pastor of the First Baptist Church of 
Hudson Falls, N. Y. 

Evelyn McCaskie has been staying 
most of the year with the family of 
Athol Wise '06. The reason was the 
very serious and fatal illness of her 
sister, Carrie McCaskie Wise '06. In 
the early part of February, Carrie was 
buried in the family plot near East 
Orange. As Joe Henderson remarked, 
and all of us agree, "Carrie was one of 
the most beautiful characters I have 
ever known." 

Howard M. Williams x'll died Au- 
gust 22, 1949, we were informed by 
Mrs. Williams when she sent in an 
Alumni Fund contribution in memory 
of her husband. Their son, David, was 
graduated from Bucknell in 1939. 

John W. Peoples x'll, aged 59, died 
November 1, 1948. He was an engineer 
by profession and a veteran of World 
War I. His wife, two sons, a daughter, 
and a sister survive. One of the sons, 
John, is at present attending Bucknell. 
Verna Whitaker Hillman of Millville, 
N. J., loyally visited the campus in the 
early fall. I was sorry to be away. 
Please come to the reunion next June, 

Class of 1915 

Class Reporter: T. B. Bates 
265 Green St., Mifilinburg, Pa. 

Marion Bancroft is teaching English 
in the Altoona High School. When 

your scribe met Marion last fall at the 
district meeting of the P. S. E. A. at 
Lock Haven, there was a real meeting 
of "UNrecognition." It was rather 
difficult to state which was the more 

The January 22 edition of the Cleve- 
land Plain Dealer Pictorial Magazine 
devoted an entire half-page to the ac- 
tiv ties of Gardner Wade Earle. (See 
ALUMNUS, June, 1949.) In addition 
to his duties of teacher of Greek and 
Latin in the Cleveland Hts. (O.) High 
School and as author of "Moments with 
(and without) Horace," "Grandad" 
finds time to take an active part in the 
doings of the Wood Collectors Society. 
In fact, the latter activity requires so 
much time and space that he has found 
it necessary to route Winifred (Miller) 
out of the cellar in order to make room 
for his unique collection of woods. Any- 
one wth an unusual piece of wood may 
obtain according to the Plain Dealer, a 
beautiful set of salt and pepper shakers 
from the same by forwarding it to 
"Grandad," together with its history. 
In this connection, I would not forget 
that Winifred is an architect when it 
comes to making strawberry shortcake. 
This information comes from first-hand 
experience gained not too many years 
ago when I visited them at their sum- 
mer home during the wild strawberry 
season. Yum! Yum! The Earle home 
is at 3784 Lowell Rd., Cleveland 
Heights, O. 

Carl E. Geiger has just been appoint- 
ed acting director of studies at Peddie 
School, Hightstown, N. J. He has 
taught English there since 1918 and has 
been faculty adviser for the school's 
newspaper and head of the Department 
of English since 1942. Carl has been 
house master, head basketball coach 
(very successful), and president of the 
New Jersey Headmasters and Coaches 
Association. His new job puts him on 
the Peddie administrative staff. 

Norman Mitterling may be addressed 
as "Major" Mitterling, c/o Valley 
Forge Military' Academy, Wayne. 

Willard L. Moyer, former chief in- 
dustrial engineer of the National Tube 
Co., was killed in an auto accident in 
Georgia on August 22, 1949. Previous- 
ly he had been affiliated with the C. D. 
Dyer Engineering Co. of Cleveland and 
with the Bunker-Jones-Page Engineers 
of Chicago. Among the survivors are 
his wife and daughter. 

J. R. Speer, Jr., 57, coal dealer and 
national officer of a Masonic organiza- 
tion, died October 31. 1949 an hour af- 
ter suffering a heart attack. He was a 
football star in both high school and 
college and for several years after 
graduating was a football oflficial, serv- 
ing in many games in the Philadelphia 
area. His wife, his son, John III, '44 
and a brother survive. 

New address: The Rev. Fred H. 
Fahringer, 227 Cedar Ave., Everett, 

March 1930 


Class of 1926 

Class Reporter: Miss Anna L. Brown 
45 Wildwcod Ave., Pitman. N. J. 

Martha M. Morrow, a teacher in the 
Dorniont High School, resides at 729 
Washington Rd.. Pittsburgh 28. 

Randall L. Newell is working for 
Gatter and Diehl, consulting engineers. 
His address is 1706 N. 2nd St., Harris- 

Enoch C. Willman x'26 passed away 
on March 25, 1949, as I he result of a 
heart attack. 

Neii' addresses: Malcolm G. Jones, 
1004 Overbrook Rd., VVestovcr Hills, 
Wilmington, Del.; Elizabeth Stalford, 
64 College Ave., Mansfield. 

Class of 1943 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Earle E. Benton 
(Norene Bond), 

3408 Ivan Rd., Wayne, Pa. 

Your reporter owes everyone an 
apology for slipping up the past two 
issues, but in the furor of moving and 
holiday activities my job here was in- 
advertently pigeon-holed and forgotten. 
It would help if you'd keep jogging 
my memory by sending a steady stream 
of information heading my way. Don't 
forget to note the new address. 

A note from the William Rand Camp- 
bells (Mary Alice Hutchinson x'45) 
informs us that they have bought an old 
New England farmhouse plus thirty 
acres of land and are thoroughly en- 
joying country life at R. D. #2, Litch- 
field, Conn. They have three children 
now: Patricia, 5, Marty, 2, and Doug- 
las, 1. Randy is working for the 
American Paper Goods Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Peck 
(Maribeth Bond) and their 2H-year-old 
daughter, Barbara Kaiulani, are spend- 
ing the winter with Mrs. Peck's parents 
at 327 S. 6th St., Lewisburg. 

Some of our classmates are carving 
careers for themselves about which you 
mav not have heard. Mr. and Mrs. 
Roland B. McRoberts (Ruth Bolton 
'44) are now in the printing and pub- 
lishing business. They issue a weekly 
newspaper called The Valley Citi::en 
in Valley View. Mr. and Mrs. William 
S. Rollins,who received their master's 
degrees at Bucknell in June, are resid- 
ing at 58 Stanworth Lane, Princeton, 
N. J. Bill is attending Princeton, 
working toward his doctor's degree. 
Marion Waters resigned her teaching 
position in December. 1948. to assume 
full-time household duties. She is now 
Mrs. Leo A. Bressler and resides at 
24 Dudley Ave.. Lansdowne. 

Two marriages in the past year or so 
that have come to my attention are 
those of Ruth D. Kistler, who married 
Joseph P. Young, Jr. on February 5, 
1949, and is residing at 5700 Ogontz 
Ave.. Apt. 405-A. Philadelphia 41. and 
Esther V. Simpson x '45, who wed John 
H. Connelly on May 7, 1949. They live 
at 7410 N. Greenview Ave.. Chicago 26. 

Among the names added to our ros- 
ter of offspring are: 

A daughter. Linda Arlene, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Hallock Luce III (Arlene 
Downs). April 27. 1949. They live on 
Main St.. S. Jamesport, L. I., N. Y, 

.\ son. James Latta III. to Mr. and 
Mrs. James Latta, Jr. (Eleanor Pyle), 
Atay 2. 1949. Sister Ellen Ann is 3i/<. 

A son. Cullen p.. Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. 
Cullen Shipman (Ruth I. Guarnaccia), 
June 2. 1949. The father was gradu- 
ated from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania Law School last February. 

A daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, to 
Lt. and Mrs. William M. Strunk. in 
August, 1949. The couple also have 
a young son, William M., 2nd. 

A son, Robert Bruce, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert E. Morris (Kay Marshall), 
on December 22, 1949. This is their 
second child. 

A daughter, Elizabeth Ann. to Dr. 
and Mrs. Ray Breg (Margaret Meston) 
on Januarj' 2, 1950. 

I am sorry to have to report that two 
of our members have been taken from 
us. On March 23, 1949. Hiriam B. 
Mann, a member of Delta Sigma, was 
killed by a train. He had served in the 
Army Air Forces during World War 
II and was by profession a civil engi- 
neer. His father, Walter H. Mann, 
vi'as graduated from Bucknell in 1911 
and is a well-known civil engineer. 
Mann's wife is among the survivors. 
Lt. Richard A. Reiss, Navy doctor at- 
tached to the U. S. Public Health Ser- 
vice, was killed in an automobile crash 
in June, 1949. He is survived bj' his 
parents, his wife, and his daughter. 

New addresses: Mr. and Mrs. Doug- 
las Bonham (Mary Louise Tripp), Apt. 
4-B. Parkway Village, Cranford, N. J.; 
Arlene M. Braun, VVood Acres, Brook- 
viUe, L. I., N. Y.; J. J. Calaman, 40 
Lane Ave., Caldwell, N. J.; Mrs. Tames 
Wallace (Audrey Cook). 14 Russell St., 
Canisteo. N. Y.: Mrs. J. E. Brewer 
(Florence R. Dietrich), 215 Summit St.. 
Norristown; Carolyn F. Donehower, 
430 Larchwood Ave., Upper Darby; 
Eunice S. Eaton, 1728 Spruce St.. Phila- 
delphia 3; Mrs. Joseph R. Thomas, Jr. 
(Mary I. Hamlin), S-1507 Cedar St.. 
Spokane 9. Wash.; Elizabeth J. Jack- 
son, 14175 Montrose, Detroit 27. Mich.; 
George N. Jenkins, 131 Chilton St.. Apt. 
A-1, Elizabeth 2, N. J.; Mrs. Claude 
D. Ketner (Betty Jane Keim), 2605 
Prospect Blvd., Pcnnside, Reading; 
Joseph B. Lukowski, Countrv Club 
Acres, R. F. D. 7, Spring Hill. W. Va.; 
Mrs. Virginia McCabe Walling. 200 
Forest Ave.. Keansburg, N. T.; Mrs. N. 
F. Ives (Eleanor F. PhilUps), 20 Eld- 
ridge Gardens, W. Collin.gswood, Audu- 
bon 6, N. J.; Harold J. Scheule, 177 Vic- 
tory Ave.. Salem. N. J.; Dr. Robert L. 
Walker, 3301 Pearl St.. Endwell, N. Y.; 
Mrs. Robert M. Bauers (E. Dorothy 
Wolfe), 1245 Day St., Philadelphia 25. 

Class of 1948 

Class Reporter: Mrs. Richard Atherley 

(Joann Golightly), 

Elm Garden Apts., East Orange, N. J. 

Who's got the pep? — Who's 
going to rate? 

What's the best class? — '48! 

Recently, I was asked to take over 
as our class reporter, and I accepted, 
thinking there was no better way of 
keeping in touch with all of you. But 
it's up to you — send your news to the 
Alumni Office or to me, a-nd I'll try 
to see that, in each issue, we have one 
of the most interesting columns. 

As for my life, Dick and I were mar- 
ried October 8, 1949. I've been with 
the Department of Justice, Federal Bu- 
reau of Investi.gation, for over a year 
now. Dot Harrison and I meet for 
lunch every Wednesday — she's with 
Rutger's Placement Bureau, in Newark, 

Another piece of good news is that 
our class was again well represented at 
the birthday dinner meeting of the 
Metropolitan Alumni Association in 
N. Y. C. — we had more Alumni there 
than any other class — hope you're all 
doing as well. 

And now to the best part of any class 
report — "who is doing what and where." 

Births: Daughter. Leslie Ash, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Richard H. Ash, September 
2i. 1949; son, Roger Walsh, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas W. Bartram, Jr. (Carole 
V. Fox), June 14, 1949; son. Jeffcry. to 
Mr. and Mrs. Chester S. Dawson (Julia 
Shank), September 18, 1949; daughter. 
Lynne Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Warren 
Elze, May 19, 1949; son, Paul Edwin, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin P. Kammer, May 
28. 1949; daughter, Carol Jean, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert C. Kessler (Harriet 
Foust x'49), September 13. 1949— father 
is assistant office manager with the H. 
J. Heintz Co. at Baltimore. Md.; son, 
Carl W. III. to Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. 
Nienstedt, Jr., January 11. 1950; son. 
Edward Peter II. to Mr. and Mrs. Ed- 
ward P. O'Louglin x'49 (Lorraine E. 
Pertsch), July 2?,, 1949; Frank Robert, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Painter 
(Mildred J. Valentine '47), August 7, 
1949 — named for grandfather. Frank 
H. Painter '10. who recently retired 
from position of superintendent of Ly- 
coming County Schools; second daugh- 
ter. Kerry Lvnn, to Mr. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert M. Robinson (Marilyn H. Case '47). 
September 19, 1949 — father is head of 
unit control for Sears, Roebuck & Co. 
at Reading; son. Michael, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Clarence (Blackie) Ryan, Jr., 
September. 1949; daughter, Lynn 
Bruce, to Mr. and Mrs. William J. 
Scheible (L. Audrey Bruce '47), Octo- 
ber 11. 1949; daughter. Margaret Ann, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Skove 
(Helen Busing '48), November 10, 1949; 
son, Tames Harry, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry Snyder x'48 (Fay Adams '44), 
May 1, 1948; son. Dean, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard D. Mackey (Betty-Ann 
Waddington), August 30, 1948. 

Marriages: Robert Appelbaum and 
Betsy Bowler, September 3, 1949; re- 
siding in Trenton, N. J. . . . Jesse F. 
Davis and Patricia A. Wilson. July 10, 
,1949; address: 533 Valley St., Lewis- 
town. He is factory accountant with 

Cluett, Peabody & Co.. Inc 

Joseph C. Evans and Mariorie R. Dar- 
nell '49. June 27, 1949; address: 40 S. 
2nd St.. Lewisburg . . . Jean Frey 
x'48 and Joseph E. Thomas, March 26, 
1949; address: 722 S. Duke St., York 
. . . Jeanne A. Grice and George H. 
Ramer '50. August 20. 1949; residing 
in Lewisburg. Bride is a visitor for the 
Union County Board of the Department 
of Public Assistance. Groom was grad- 
uated in February . . . William H. Han- 
sen and Dorothy L. Clark, July 2. 1949; 
address: 5 MacArthur Ave., Lodi, N. J. 
Groom is a student at Columbia Law 
School; bride, teacher in the Garfield 
school system . . . Helen R. Hayden 
(granddaughter of Dr. William G. 


March 1950 

Owens '80, Bucknell professor emeri- 
tus) and Theodore C. Nelson, November 
26, 1949; address: 7 Wellesley Rd., Up- 
per Montclair, N. J. , . . Raymond A. 
Hood, Jr. and Mariann E. Collms '49, 
September 1, 1949; address 357 Bay- 
shore Blvd., Apt. #1, Tampa, Fla. . . . 
Virginia C. Lehr and William D. Gold 
.x'46, June 18, 1949; residing at Turbot- 
ville, where the bride is teaching. Hus- 
band is connected with Royal Imprints, 
Inc., in Lewisburg . . . Carolyn Mc- 
Nerny and Harry W. Beatty, Jr.. Sep- 
tember 7, 1949; address: 410 E. Semi- 
ary Ave., Gainesville, Fla. . . . David 
C. Messersmith and Anne L. Bailey, 
July 23, 1949; address: 435 W. Orange 
St., Lancaster. He is in Research 
Dept., Hamilton Watch Co. . . . Nida 
Poteat and Nicholas Sileo '49, August 
13, 1949. Nick is attending Colgate- 
Rochester Divinity School . . . Mar- 
garet R. Rowe and Robert W. Harri- 
son. September 17, 1949; address: 15 
Fyler Dr., Windsor, Conn. . . . Marshall 
Zigler and Audrey Husk, February 26. 
1949. Groom is a student at U. of Penn 
Law School. 

What Classmates Are Doing : Lawrence 
M. Ashman x'48 is a Marine Corps 
combat correspondent, presently auth- 
oring three books. He may be ad- 
dressed as follows: Public Information, 
MCS. Quantico, Va. ... Robert K. 
Austin, a high school teacher, resides 
at 16 S. Congress St., Newtown, Bucks 
Co. . . . Gloria Binkley, who received 
her master's degree in Augxist at Stan- 
ford University, is teaching fourth 
grade in the Alameda schools; address: 
3013 Santa Clara, Alameda, Calif. . . . 
Willis D. Boyer, salesman for Johns 
Manville Sales Corp.. resides at 50 Ar- 
cadia Rd., Apt. 16-P, Hackensack, N. J. 
He and Elizabeth J. McBride '49 were 
married June 25, 1949 . . . James A. 
Commins, instructor in physics at La- 
fayette College, may be addressed at 
617 N. Robinson St.. Pen Argyl . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Cooper ( Paul- 
ine Simsarian '47) reside at 17 Forest 
Park. Portland. Me. He is employed 
by the Royal-Liverpool Insurance 
Group . . . Douglas H. Fleming is a 
student at the Universitv of Southern 
California. He lives at 103 E. 64th PI.. 
Inglewood, Calif. . . . Al Foster has 
been named sales representative of the 
Magee Carpet Co. for the State of 
New Jersev — "very fascinating work"; 
address: 117 W. 6th Ave.. Roselle. N. J. 
. . . Mrs. Walter Coats (Margaret 
Hughes) is residing at 141 Eagle Rock 
Ave., Roseland, N. J., where her hus- 
band has accepted a pastorate. She 
taught fifth grade in Princeton while 
living in that city . . . David W. Leiby, 
770 State St.. Schenectady, N. Y., is a 
test engineer, taking the General Elec- 
tric "A" Course, Advanced Engineering 
Program. More than 40O men applied; 
65 were selected . . . Charles W. Lofft, 
Jr. is a turbine supervisor with the Gen- 
eral Electric Co. He mav be addressed 
at 411 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 

New addresses: Mrs. Carl A. Olsen 
fjoy Adams x'48), 425 S. Carlisle St., 
Philadelphia 46; Edmund A. Brummer, 
Jr. x'48, 4929 S. Tonti St., New Orleans 
15, La.; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cruik- 
shank (Mary Jane Groves '46), 45 
Forest Stream Dr., Williamsville, Buf- 
falo 21, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. E. Lament 
Dm (Mary C. Hess '47), R. D. #1, Wil- 
liamsport; Mr. and Mrs. James A. Don- 
aldson (Peggy Lou Randolph '47), 312 

Pennsvlvania Ave., Glenshaw; James 
P, Flynn, 319 Lehigh St., Wilkes-Barre; 
Donald H. Foote, 6 Spring Lane, Levit- 
town, Hicksville, L. I., N. Y.; Arthur 
K, Freas, 37 Melrose Park Rd., Nor- 
wich, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. George H. 
Gass (Dorothy Kinsey '46), Box 86, 
Pearl River, N. Y. ; Richard C. Hoy, 
634 St. Catherine St., Lewisburg; An- 
thony B. Hoying. 718'/2 Clifton Ave.. 
Springfield, O.; Mr. and Mrs. William 
A. Hinkle (Patricia E. Hungerford), 
220 Lake Cliff Dr.. Lawrence Park, 
Erie; Norman R. King, Slingerlands, 
N. v.; Robert E. Lighten, 2107 Whar- 
ton Rd., Glenside; John W. McLaren, 
2010 Maple Ave., Altoona; R. James 
Mattis, 6817 Colonial Rd.. Brooklvn. 
N. Y.; Albert E. Schmidt, 20 N. Abing- 
ton Rd., Cleveland, O.; John A. Tra- 
then, 3909 S. Denker Ave. (Apt. 202), 
Los Angeles 37. Calif.; Guy J. Way, 
15 E. Central Ave.. S. Williamsport ; 
A'Ir. and Mrs. Donald Webster (Mar- 
garet C. Donaldson '49), 831 Diamond 
St., Williamsport. 

'Down the oAisle 

Mary E. Walker, M.A. '36, and How- 
ard W. Runkel, ALA. '42, were united 
in marriage on September 10, 1949. The 
bride had been office manager of the 
Treasurer's Office at Bucknell; the 
groom had been working for his doc- 
torate at Stanford University and is 
now teaching speech at Duke Univer- 
sity. The Runkels are residing at 1408 
Duke University Rd., Durham, N. C. 

Ruth Lowther is now Mrs. Marian J. 
Miller, according to word recei^-ed by 
the Alumni Office in October. Her ad- 
dress is Gammage Hall, Arizona State 
College, Tempe, Ariz. 

On June 4, 1949. Gladys Chudomelka 
was married to Joseph Colahan. Jr. 
The Colahans' address is 114 W. At- 
lantic Ave., Audubon, N. J. 

Josephine V. Avia x'46 has been Mrs. 
Arthur K. Lawida since October 15, 
1949. They are living at 4500 Hudson 
Blvd., Union City, N. J. 


Marion-Louise Clachko, M.S. '48. and 
Harvey G. Trachtenberg were married 
on September 4. 1949. and may be ad- 
dressed at 103 N. Welles Ave.. Kings- 

Dorothy J. Gleckner and Charles F. 
Steininger were united in marriage on 
December 29, 1949. The bride has been 
Y-Teen program director of the Rich- 
mond, Ind., Y. W. C. A. The groom is 
a senior law student at Catholic Univer- 
sity. They live at 2018 Perry St., N. E.. 
Washington. D. C. 

Faith J. Lief and Roy M. Rathe were 
wed on November 27. 1949, and are re- 
siding at 56 Pondfield Rd., W., Bronx- 
ville, N. Y. The bride is chemical sec- 
retary in the Patent Dept. of the Ameri- 
can Cyanamid Co. 

Robert E. Malesardi and Betty Kelly 
were united in marriage on June 18, 

1949. The groom is a staff accountant 
with Arthur Anderson and Co.; the 
bride, a stewardess with Pan-American 
Airways. The Malesardis may be ad- 
dressed at 37R Georgian Court, Ber- 
genfield. N. J. 

Alberta H. Novick, a teacher in the 
Plymouth schools, was married on 
August 24, 1949. to Theodore J. KiUian, 
who will receive his degree in January, 
a Wilkes senior. The couple 
reside at 205 Orchard St.. Plymouth. 

Richard B. Byrod and PhyUis H. 

Bub '48 were wed September 17, 1949. 
The former is an engineer with the 
Westinghouse Air Brake Co. The 
couple are living at 368 Market St.. 

Margaret J. Kohlhaas became Mrs. 
Kenneth E. Waters, Jr., in October, 
1949. The groom is a senior at Buck- 
nell. Their address is 603 St. Catherine 
St., Lewisburg. 

S. Rae Schultz and Edward M. Glo- 
ver were married on November 26. 
1949. and are living at "The Cabin", 
Broadway and Cyrus Ave., Pitman, N. 
T. The wedding partv included Donald 
W. Glover '41, Stewart Whittam '43, 
Harold Peters '49, Charlotte Schultz 
'47 and Marilyn Harer '49. The groom 
is a partner in Glover Caterer; the 
bride, a copv editor with Westminster 

Mary Ellen Shook was united in 
marriage with Lester E. Lewis on Au- 
,gust 27, 1949. Mrs. Lewis is a student 
technician at Williamsport Hospital. 

Future '^ucknellians 

Nancv Ellen, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John O. Taxis (Ellen Grone- 
meyer). was born . October 30. 1949. 
She has two brothers — Jay, age 8, and 
Eddie, age 4. 


A son, Richard Lee, was born to Dr. 
and Atrs. Lewis J. Ledden (Jennie B. 
Gray x'38) on May 28. 1949. 


Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Monroe (Mary 
Wilkalis) are the parents of Paul Shel- 
don, born April 2. 1949. 


A daughter. Pamela Ann, was born 
January 18, 1950, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Earnest E. Rogers (Virginia Engle"). 


On September 11. 1949, Linda Jean 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland M. 
Caldwell (Doris E. Lyngaas). 

Frederic Sherer. Ill was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Frederick S. Gallup, Jr. (H. 
Lucille Cook '39) on November 12, 


"A future Bucknellian for the Class 
of 1971": Spencer Merle, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Merle W. Smith (Rosemary Pal- 
mer '44), December 31, 1949. 

A daughter, Gretchen Jean, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wyant on 
August 26, 1949. 

March 1950 



Witii more Bucknell Alumni associating themselves 
with the International Textbook Company and the Inter- 
national Correspondence School at Scranton, Pennsyl- 
vania, Bucl<nellians are beginning to acquire the pleasant 
feeling of kinship with these neighbor institutions. Ralph 
E. Weeks, chairman of the Board of Directors and recent- 
ly-retired president of the International Textbook Com- 
pany, the International Correspondence Schools and the 
International Correspondence Schools Canadian, Ltd., is 
a Bucknellian by adoption. After being at the helm of 
the three growing organizations for some thirty-three 
years and proving his high standing in many fields 
throughout the Commonwealth, he was presented by 
Bucknell with a well-merited honorary degree of Doctor 
of Laws. (Bucknell Alumnus, March '49). 

Lawrence W. Tice this past October succeeded Dr. 
Weeks as president. While he is not an Alumnus, he is a 
great and good friend of many Bucknellians. For several 
years manager of the College Department in the publish- 
ing division of the International Textbook Company, he 
became the friend and counselor of a number of the Buck- 
nell faculty in the business of publishing and acquiring 
college textbooks. As director of personnel, he came to 
know Bucknellians on the jolj with the Scranton institu- 
tions. Among these are : 

Horace M. King x'34, an editor for the International 
Textbook Company. Horace at one time operated the 
Lewisburg News Bureau and later served as an expediter 
for the Murray Corporation, manufacturers of wings for 
the B-29. 

William M. Spangler''35, A.M. '36, supervisor of col- 
lege mathematics with the International Correspondence 
Schools. Bill married a college classmate, Margaret Coons 
'35, and there are two future Bucknellians in the family, 
James and Ronald. He taught at Peddie before'going to 
Scranton in 1946. He was one of four Bucknell Alumni 
to receive charter memberships in the University's chapter 
of Sigma Pi Sigma. 

Charles D. Bruch '41, director of the School of Me- 
chanical Engineering. Before going to Scranton, Charles 
was chief engineer for the Wolf Manufacturing Company, 
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 


George R. Walters 

There is not much information to be had in the 
Alumni folder file of George Richard Walters '33, re- 
tiring president of the Lycoming County Bucknell Alumni 
Club, which held a meeting on Feb. 4 — one of the best in 
history — with outstanding newspaper and radio publicity. 

After becoming principal of the Henry Clay School 
in Williamsport, he studied in Bucknell Summer School 
and extension courses, receiving his master's degree in 
education in 1936. He saw to it that his sister, Helen 
Beatrice 'iJ . attended the right school and, together, they 
reared and educated a Bucknell nephew. Last year in 
Lycoming County, which boasts some 300 Bucknell 
.Mumni, he was appointed chairman of the Bison Club 
membership committee. 

For years, he acted as liaison officer in organizing 
and shaping Bucknell extension courses in his locality. 

No, George has never done much in the way of seek- 
ing the limelight for himself ; but for constant and un- 
swerving interest in Alma Mater, he is right up there in 
the front rank. 



Above are pictuies of Peter F. Kinyoun '24, his wife and two .sons. Le/« 
to 7-iffhi: Peter F., Jr. '52, Mrs. Kinyoun. Peter F. '24, Robert C. '53. Kin- 
youn is superintendent of the Steam and Combustion Departments of 
Bethlehem Steel Company at Lackawanna, New York. He's a Kappa Delta 
Rho. They live on Columbia Avenue, Wanakali, Hamburg, New York. 

Potter Writes of Baptists 

(Continued from Page 6) 

Tracing the growth of the American Baptist religious 
philosophy from Roger Williams, Dr. Potter shows how 
this concept of individttal freedom has led to the freedom 
from priestcraft, the demand for separation of church 
and state, the congregational principle in church govern- 
ment and other basic Baptist principles. The article ap- 
pears in the January issue of True Confessions. 

Dr. Potter appeared in a radio debate during the re- 
cent Sanders trial in which he brilliantly upheld the de- 
sirability of euthanasia. 

Christy Mathewson made the suggestion to George 
Gershwin which resulted in the writing of "Rhapsody in 
Blue." ■ So says Harry Motter, Williamsport orchestra 


March 1950 


The Bucknell Alumnus is published in January, March, 
April, June, September, October and December by Bucknell 
University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 



President 301 Bloom St., Danville 

, First Vice-President 

177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. 
Second Vice-President 

3(10 S. 12tli St.. Pliiladelpliia 
DAYTON L. RANCK '10. Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS 'II, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 
1. H. MARANTZ '48, 247 Central Park West, New York, N. Y. (1930) 
ROY E. NICODEMUS x'25, SOI Bloom St.. Danville. Pa. (1030) 
MRS. THOMAS B. SEAR (Rita Holbrook '37), 18.5 Elmore Rd., Monri:e 

Meadows, Brigliton, Rochester 10, N. Y. (1950) 
S. DALE SPOTTS '18, 306 S. I2th St., Philadelphia 7, Pa. (1950) 
ARTHUR R. YON '17, The Hotel Flanders, Atlantic City, N. J. (1950) 
PAUL E. FINK '29. 006 N. Arch St., Montoursville, Pa. (1951) 
CLYDE E. KELLY '24. 608 Hancock Ave.. Vandergrift, Pa. (I95I) 
MRS. J. B. KELLY (Emilv Devine '21), 1569 Metropolitan Ave.. New 

York City 62. N. Y. (1951) 
LAWRENCE M. KIMBALL '23. Box 226, Vineland, N. J. (1951) 
KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. (1931) 
EUGENE D. CARSTATER '26, R. D. No. I, Falls Church, Va. (1932) 
HOWARD V. FISHER '13, 1319 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing, Pa. (1952) 
HARRY F. HARTZELL x'08. Maydwell & Hartzell, Inc., 158-168 11th St., 

San Francisco, Calif. (1952) 
MRS. T. JEFFERSON MIERS (Louise Matthews '26), 1021 Highmont Rd., 

Pittsburgh 32, Pa. (1952) 
CHARLES T. SOBER '39, 360 Bond St.. Bridgeport 8, Conn. (1952) 

( ) Year Term Expires. 

asking you to give again, remember he knows you have 
previous credit for a gift. He is merely hoping that you 
will give again, as many others are doing, because you 
really believe in the Fund. 

The April ALUMNUS will contain a complete report 
on the 1949-50 fund to date. 

Rockwell Reports on 

Alumni Trustee 

To Dr. Roy E. Nicodemus, 

President, Bucknell Alumni Association : 

The committee- on nominations for Alumni Trustee, 
with Messrs. Butt, Taylor and Rockwell present, and 
Miss Dillon and Dr. Davies voting in absentia, selected 
James A. Tyson and Russell Boyer as nominees. The 
voting was not unanimous. 

The committee further believes that the present sys- 
tem of selecting candidates is unsatisfactory and recom- 
mends that the Board of Directors of the General Alumni 
Association seriously consider a revision. 

Leo L. Rockwell, 
Chairman, Committee on Selection of 
Nominees for Alumni Trustee, 
lanuarv 31, 1950. 

Hildreth Sparks Fund Drive 

President Hildreth has entered the drive for wide giv- 
ing to the Alumni Fund with the offer of a $1000 check 
to the credit of that class with ten or more members which 
first reports contributions from all its members. This 
offer should spur every class to valiant efforts to cross 
the wire first. The objective is many givers, not neces- 
sarily large givers, but it should always be kept in mind 
that those out of college the longest period should be in a 
position to give more generously than the recent graduates. 

The president is not thereby lowering his sights. Grad- 
uate of a famous New England college (Bowdoin), where 
giving to Alma Mater has almost reached the stage of 
fetishism, he believes that there should be one big objec- 
tive in the Fund — a liz'ing endozuuient for the institution. 

While he believes that a limited objective in the be- 
ginning is permissible, such as Bucknell's campaign for 
$20,000 to lift the Alumni Association burden off the 
University, he would make this only a developmental phase 
of the Living Endozvment drive. /\nd he would not have 
funds earmarked for special purposes. 

Alumni who have heard President Hildreth in his 
almost fanatical enthusiasm for strengthening Bucknell, 
both financially and scholastically, will be inclined to take 
seriously a leader who is willing to invest his money in onr 
Alma Mater. 

The Alumni Directory 

As Alumni know, we expected to have the directory 
in your hands early this year. Ploldups in help and print- 
ing are responsible for the delay. The book is now in 
press and will be hurried to you as fast as possible. 

Remember, you cannot buy it. It will be sent free to 
everyone who gave to the Heating Plant or shall have 
given to the Alumni Fund before Mav 31. 1950. 

It Still Happens Here 

Erudite reply to the question, "What is meant by 
Chancer}'?" in a mid-year history examination: "Chan- 
cery was the language spoken in England after Chancer 
wrote the Canterbury Tales." 


It will be satisfying to know their names are on the 
books of Alma Mater — that that much has been done to- 
ward their college education. While you are about it 
— Whv not send a news note along to the Alumni Office ? 

Your Fund 

The above title always means that under it is something 
important relating to the Fund. This time it refers to your 
contribution to the Heating Plant and reminds you again 
that all who gave to the Heating Plant — no matter how 
much — have credit for this year's gift to the Fund. 

So, when you receive a call from your fund manager, 

Around Bucknell — and around the globe — 
Alumni isn't just another word. It means friends. 


All classes whose numerals are divisible by fire hold 
reunions. Are you all ready for a big time? 

March 1950 


Plight of the Colleges 

American colleges and universities face the greatest 
financial crisis of their existence, according to H. iM. 
Wriston, president of Brown University, re-elected 
president of the Association of American Universities, 
and a member of the Commission on Financing Higher 
Education. A great majority of the privately-endowed 
colleges are now operating on a deficit basis, he says, 
while others will go into the red this j-ear. 

"There is a significant decline in the amount of edu- 
cational service offered to students," he told Benjamin 
Fine, educational editor of the A^ezc York Times, "higher 
ratios of students per faculty member, temporary and 
crowded classrooms, laboratories, libraries — and less thor- 
ough training of average instructors." 

Dr. Seymour Harris, Flarvard professor of econom- 
ics, says the 1600 colleges and universities of the United 
States are operating under a cloud of economic uncer- 
tainty ; that the problem is social and political as well as 
educational since these institutions "train the teachers 
who mold our youth, the scientists who largely determine 
our standards of living and our security, our medical men 
— our architects and engineers, our lawyers — and more 
and more college-trained men are becoming our legisla- 
tors. Yet despite the increased importance of highly- 
trained men in an increasingly complicated world," Dr. 
Harris continues, "we are spending a smaller per cent of 
our national income each year on higher education. In 
1932, we spent about 1% of our national income on 
higher education; in 1940 about % of 1%; in 1947 less 
than 3^ of 1%. A startling and alarming fact is that 
since the enrollment of college students has doubled since 
1932, we are spending less than half as much of our 
national income on higher education on twice as many 

Colleges are unable to keep their libraries up to date, 
or their buildings and ecjuipment. They can not purchase 
the new laboratory equipment necessary to modern re- 
search. They can not pay high enough salaries to furnish 
first-class teaching to all students. The Harvard profes- 
sor of economics, writing for the New York Times Maga- 
zine, cites the following figures for 1945: the top 1% of 
our college professors received an average salary of 
$4,200; professors in the median group $2,684; while 
professors in the lowest salaried group averaged $1,310, 
nearly $1,000 less than the ordinary workman. The nat- 
ural result is "educational standards have been drastically 
lowered," brilliant scholars and teachers go into industrj', 
and those who remain in teaching or enter the teaching 
profession seek various ways to augment their salaries ; 
they become over-worked ; their productive writing, re- 
search and teaching suffer. Because of lack of funds 
the colleges employ too many junior professors and fel- 
lowship instructors, and faculty ranks are composed of a 
disproportionate number of young and inexperienced 
members. Why? Dr. Harris cites three causes. Tuition 
rates have been increased 52% since 1941, from an aver- 
age of $205 to $312 in 1949, but they have not kept pace 
with rising cost of living, a scant 2/3 as much. Philan- 
thropy plays a reduced role. During the first thirty years 
of the century, philanthropic gifts to higher educational 
institutions averaged $500 million each decade ; in the 
1930's this fell to $250 million; and although such gifts 
during the last decade will be about $500 million, that 

$500 million will buy far less than the like amount during 
1900-1930. The third reason is the interest on invest- 
ments has declined from 5.27% to 3.74%. 

\Miile the need of help is most poignant for the small 
privately-endowed institutions, the larger colleges are in 
critical straits. President Conant, of Harvard, has begun 
stressing the need of substantial help from alumni and 
friends of that 300-year-old institution, and President 
Charles Seymour, of Yale, says Yale must attract good 
teachers by adequate salaries, provide scholarships for 
able students who cannot go to college without them, and 
renew her laboratories and other physical equipment. 
To do this, new and large-scale support from alumni and 
other friends is essential. 

Must the presidents of our colleges and universities 
be expected to go out and "beat the drum and toot the 
horn" to bring in the needed dollars? Or do we want 
them to spend their talents and their energies in ways 
that will bring support to their institutions by making 
them worthy of support? 

Hildreth Inauguration April 29 

Plans for the inauguration of Dr. Horace Hildreth as 
ninth president of Bucknell University on Saturday, April 
29, are nearing completion with the announcement that 
Roy E. Larsen, president of Time, Inc., has accepted an 
invitation to speak at the inaugural ceremonies in Davis 
Gymnasium. Mr. Larsen, one of America's foremost 
publishers, was recently cited as "the person who made 
the most significant contribution to education in the last 
year", when he was presented with the first annual award 
made by Tuition Plan, Inc. 

Selected by an award jury composed of seven of the 
country's leading education editors, Mr. Larsen was hon- 
ored specifically for his work as chairman of the National 
Citizens Commission for the Public Schools. A graduate 
of Harvard University, the Time president was awarded 
the honorary degree of doctor of laws by Marietta College 
in 1946. He is currently serving as an Overseer of Har- 
vard and as president of the United Hospital Fund of 
New York. 

Invitations to the inaugural have been sent to a large 
and representative list of the nation's leading colleges and 
universities and to the important learned societies and 
professional organizations in the United States. 

Alumni, townspeople and guests will greet President 
and Mrs. Hildreth at a reception in Hunt Hall Living 
Room Friday evening preceding the inauguration. 

Immediately after the induction of President Hildreth, 
scheduled for 10 :30 o'clock Saturday morning, delegates 
from the various colleges and organizations represented 
will be entertained at a luncheon in the college dining hall. 

The following form of bequest is suggested to 
those who wish to make BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 
a beneficiary in their wills : 

sylvania Corporation, free and clear from all Federal 
estate taxes and state inheritance taxes the sum 
of dollars. 




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Woodruff, John I. Men's Dining Hall 

Selinsgrove, Pa. 


Riemer, Dr. G. C. L. Men's Dining Mall 
Kutztown, Pa. 


Slifer, Mrs. Edna S. " Men's Dining Hal! 
19 N. Horace St.. Woodbury, N. J. 


Conway, Claire M. Women's Dining Hall 
176 E. Green St., Nanticoke, Pa. 


Yoder, Mrs. Emily Lane Women's Dining Hall 
1722 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, Pa. 


Groover, Clair G. Women's Dining Hall 
237 S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa. 


Nancarrow, Harry L. Women's Dining Hall 
Rittenhouse Plaza, 1901 Walnut St., Philadelphia 3, Pa. 


Spangler, Dr. Clair _ Hotel Lewisburger 
214 N. Sixth St., Reading, Pa. 


Wagner, George O. IMilton Country Chil) 
110 Mill St., Danville, Pa. 


Berlin, William H. Men's Dining Hall 
142 Griswold Dr., Youngstown, Ohio 


Walker, \\' . Donald Men's Dining Hail 
Harrington St., Seaford, Del. 


Richers, Elizabeth Men's Dining Hail 
332 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, Pa. 

All luncheons will be held at 12 ;30 noon except those for the classes of 
1925 and 1930 which will begin at 1 :00 P. M. 


.\lunini Day 42 

Alumni Directory i 42 

Aluinni Fund 33, 42 

Articles on Alumni 

Lillie Deimler 43 

William G. Owens 41 

Genevie\-e White Shorkley 41 

John W. Weddell 41 

Book Shelf 41 

Bucknell's Trustees 16-21,24-32 

Campus ,\ctivities 

Bucknell's Guidance Center 12 

Bucknell Wives Club 12 

Commencement 13 

House Parties 9 

Inauguration i-i, 7, 9, 41 

May Day 11 

News Notes from the 1 1 ill 8 

Sports 10, 1 1 

Vital Statistics : 22-23 

Class Reports 35 

Completed Careers 35 

Emeritus Club 41 

Homecoming 43 

Our Latin American Bucknellians ... 34 



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Volume XXXI\' No. 7 

June 1950 

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Henderson Presents Charter to Hildreth 


In a colorful ceremoii)' Horace A. Hildreth was inaug- 
urated as Bucknell's ninth president on April 29. The 
ceremony took place in the attractively-decorated Davis 
Gymnasium at 10:30 A. M. 

At 10:20 a procession containing more than a hundred 
faculty members, thirty-three college presidents, 168 addi- 
tional institutional delegates and twenty Bucknell Trustees, 
including two former presidents of the University, moved 
from the Vaughan Literature Building down the hill and 
across the Stadium Road to the Gymnasium. The dele- 
gates, in colorful regalia, marched in the order of the 
founding of their institutions : Harvard, founded in 1636, 
in the lead, with Queens College of New York City, born 
301 years later, bringing up the rear. 

Ten learned societies, the Northern Baptist Conven- 
tion, state and local Baptist conventions. United States 
Congress, Pennsylvania and Lewisburg governments, pub- 
lic education ( state and local ) , the Bucknell .-\lumni Asso- 
ciation and local associations, and the Bucknell student 
body completed the list of organizations represented. 

The program began with the invocation by Dr. Daniel 
A. Poling, of Bucknell's Board of Trustees. There fol- 
lowed the singing of "America" and the address by Dr. 
Roy E. Larsen, president of Time, Incorporated. The 
chapel choir in handsome new gowns and the Bucknell 
Orchestra under the direction of Russell Miller then ren- 
dered the anthem, "With a Voice of Singing," by Martin 

Dr. Joseph W. Henderson, president of the Board of 
Trustees, in an impressive ceremony presented the Uni- 

versity charter to Bucknell's new president. Dr. Hildreth 
followed with a notable inaugural address. 

After a prayer by Dr. Luther Wesley Smith, chairman 
of the Board of Education and Publications of the North- 
ern Baptist Convention, Mr. Larsen was presented to Dr. 
Hildreth by former President Spencer for the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Laws. Singing of the Alma Mater, 
the benediction by Dr. Poling and the recessional, "Coro- 
nation March" from "The Prophet " by Meyerbeer, con- 
cluded one of the most impressive occasions in Bucknell's 

From the inauguration ceremonies the delegates and 
guests went direct to the Women's Dining Room for lunch- 
eon. Mrs. Esther Long, M.A. '48, dietitian, had prepared 
a luncheon to intrigue' the most eatless individual ; and Ray 
Irwin, placement director and artist, had made the dining 
room a place of beauty. 

After the invocation by Newton C. Fetter '09 of the 
Northern Baptist Convention, the dining room was a noisy, 
happy place. Everyone seemed to have found an old 
friend and to be reporting on events from then to now. 

After the meal Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, always a clever 
toastmaster, introduced the speakers. Dr. Theodore A. 
Distler, president of Franklin and Marshall College, re- 
sponded in happy vein with advice to the president. He 
likened the president to a president of the United States 
and suggested the faculty as the Senate and the student 
body as the House. Finally, he added a third house he 

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President Horace Hildreth 

Dr. Henderson, Mr. Larsen, Delegates, Trustees, 
Faculty, Alumni, Students, and Friends of Bucknell Uni- 
versity : I gratefully acknowledge the unduly kind intro- 
duction. With genuine humility I accept the responsibili- 
ties of President of this venerable and beloved University 
which Dr. Henderson, by virtue of the power of his office, 
has placed upon me. My humility is deep because of the 
distinction with which my predecessors have filled this 
office and the fine reputation they have built for this Uni- 
versity. I am cheered and pleased, however, that two of 
my predecessors. Dr. Marts and Dr. Spencer, both of 
whom are with me on the platform this morning, continue 
to serve Bucknell as Trustees. 

f-Jow well I shall fulfill the responsibilities placed upon 
me is for the future to judge and not for me to assert or 
promise today. I do promise, however, that I will dis- 
charge the responsibilities with integrity, for that clearly 
is within my power, and with such energy and talent as I 

The "Honeymoon" Period 

The fleeting inter\'al between being named President 
and the dreadful day when one is supposed to stand up 
and give at least some intimation of all the virtues and 
wisdom the friends of the University hope he possesses, 
is known as the "honeymoon". This period of grace has 
indeed been welcome and it is with real gratitude that on 
behalf of my family as well as myself, I express sincere 
appreciation for the splendid cooperation and the warm 
welcome that has been extended to us from all sources i.i 
these informative months. 

Bucknellians are mindful of and grateful for the honor 
our distinguished delegates have paid us by coming to this 
ceremony this morning, many at great inconvenience. 
Their presence is recognition that colleges are comrades in 
a great cause, with each advance made by any one giving 
pride and pleasure to all. 

Particularly do we appreciate Mr. Larsen's fine mess- 
age. Although this morning we are principally interested 
in higher education, we are, first of all, citizens of the 
United States of America. If the sort of government we 
believe in is to exist, it is vital that a large proportion of 
our people have a good education. Percentage-wise, this 
means public high school, and consecjuently the bed rock 
of our government is the qtiality of education given in our 
public schools. 

Our public schools have gone much too long without 
the benefit of influential friends such as Mr. Larsen. For 
generations colleges have drawn freely upon influential 
citizens for aid of all kinds while our public schools went 
without such assistance. As Governor, I took the position 
and shall continue to take it even as President of a Uni- 
versity, that in the field of education the first obligation 

JUNE 1950 

of the citizens of a republic is to provide the best ])ublic 
school system possible. 

One does not pass as abruptly as I have from law and 
government to the new field of education and arise with- 
out misgivings to deliver an inaugural address before this 
distinguished group of experienced educators. 

I am quite reconciled, however, to the probability that 
after I have finished speaking many of you will feel as 
did Mrs. Hoolihan when leaving Mass one morning. As 
Mrs. Hoolihan, who was the mother of eleven living 
children, herded her brood down the church steps one 
Spring morning. Miss Mary O'Brien, young, beautiful 
and romantic, said with radiant voice : "Good morning, 
Mrs. Hoolihan, wasn't that a wonderful sermon on Holy 
Matrimony ?" "Ah yes, my dear, and I suppose it was, 
"sighed Mrs. I-ioolihan, "but I wish I knew as little about 
Holy Matrimony as the good Father !" 

Two Groups in Audience 

College inauguration audiences fall into two very dis- 
tinct groups. The first group consists of the distinguished 
visitors who are more interested in education in general 
than in any particular institution. The second group con- 
sists of those more interested in a particular institution 
than in education in general. Consequently, I shall divide 
my remarks into two parts in an effort to meet the dif- 
ferent interests of this audience. 

When graduating from college 25 years ago this 
Spring, I made a speech entitled "Too Many People Go To 
College Who Shouldn't." My theme was that too many 
went to college just because it was fashionable and seemed 
a quick pleasant trail to success and not because they had 
either the desire or the determination to be educated. 

Today we find ever increasing numbers of people, and 
it is worth noting perhaps that the ever swelling chorus 
is often directed by our Federal Bureaus, who are saying 
that everyone who has the ability to go to college should 
be "given" a college education. The implication is always 
that this college education should be given at somebody 
else's expense. 

Contrary to this popular thinking, I believe, even as I 
did 25 years ago, that there are many people who have the 
ability to go to college who should not do so because they 
lack the proper attitude. Certainly they should not go at 
somebody else's expense. 

Quotes Eminent Authorities 

Lest my belief be too quickly dismissetl as coming from 
a stubborn young man in a new field, let me bring eminent 
authority to bear by quoting Dr. Henry Wriston, Presi- 
dent of Brown University and of the Association of 
American Universities, who has spent a lifetime in the 
field of education. Last fall this eminent educator was 
quoted as saying, "I propose we recognize that there are 
a great many people who basically don't want higher edu- 
cation. They just want a prolonged infancy. It requires 
sacrifices of time, money, and energy to go to an institution 
of higher education. We should segregate the people will- 
ing to make such sacrifices from those who just want to 
be amused and kept off the labor market a little longer." 

President Mutchins of the University of Chicago like- 
wise last fall said, "In building an educational institution, 
one of the things that should be kept in mind is that educa- 
tion is largely a matter of will. If a man is to be educated, 
he must want to be educated. Fle cannot be educated 
against his will." 

Parenthetically, and with a smile, may I say that when 
I read those statements of such renowned educators, it 
gave me great satisfaction to realize that undoubtedly they 
had read my graduation speech of 25 years ago and re- 
phrased it so ably ! ! ! 

JUNE 1950 

Mere ability to do college work is not enough. It is 
not enough even if one is paying his way and certainly 
not enough if the taxpayers are paying the bill. There 
must be a willingness to sacrifice and expend energy to 
obtain the best the college has to offer. The college, on 
the other hand, must not look only for those who may 
"get by" but at least can pay their bills. There is an obli- 
gation on the college to screen applicants more carefully 
and also to see that what financial assistance is available 
is given to those who not only have the need but also have 
the greatest ability and will pay the price in devotion to 

Genuises Faced Handicaps 

But I wonder if all this talk to the eft'ect that everyone 
should be "given" a college education is not harmful to 
thousands of young people entering college. Is it not in 
point to recall that most of our great geniuses had to 
struggle against almost insurmountable odds to achieve 
the distinction which later came to them ? Is it not perti- 
nent to inquire whether if these geniuses had not had to 
struggle so hard they would ever have become geniuses? 
Was not part of what made them geniuses the will power 
and the determination developed in overcoming handicaps ? 

In preceding generations manv of our students had 
to take time out for a year to earn money in order to con- 
tinue their college careers. Was not this often a blessing as 
well as a hardship? I am almost convinced that it would 
be advisable for every student before entering college lo 
have earned his or her living for a year. Does not the 
experience with our war veterans, who have shown a 
superior maturity, indicate the importance and the value 
of really wanting an education rather than merely being 
exposed to one ? In our zeal to give everybody a higher 
education are we not limiting the best results by not calling 
for enough sacrifice from those who seek it ? Certainly I 
have talked with enough Deans to know that I am far 
from alone in my doubts. 

Who Should Pay the Bill? 

As to the cost of giving everyone a college education 
and where that cost should fall, let me tell of an incident 
that occurred while I was Governor of Maine. Some- 
times reducing broad social questions to specific instances 
brings the problem home more clearly than does general 
phraseology in textbooks. 

Because old age assistance applicants in Maine had 
been abusing the generosity of the state, a law vi'as passed 
requiring affidavits of relatives to be filed with applications 
for assistance. If the children, for instance, were able to 
take care of the parent, then the parent could not get old 
age assistance. The agent in charge of one of our offices 
refused to grant old age assistance in one case because he 
knew the son was making much more than enough to sup- 
port the mother. The son said flatly, yes, he was making 
plenty to support his mother but if he supported the 
mother he would not save enough money to send all his 
children through college and consequently vowed he would 
not give his mother a penny : let the state take care of his 

Across the street from that office we perhaps find in- 
surance clerks, ministers, janitors, and poorly paid teach- 
ers just getting by, and yet they were expected to pay taxes 
to support that man's mother so that he might send his 
children to college. Should these people also be taxed so 
that the children of that man would not have to pay any 
tuition at college? This raises squarely the question of 
where should the necessary cost of a college education 
fall? On those wanting education enough so that they or 
their families are willing to sacrifice to get it or on the tax- 

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Larsen Calls for Backing 

of Public Schools 

Roy E. Larsen, presi- 
dent of TIME. Inc., em- 
])hasized the importance 
of support for our Ameri- 
can Public School System 
in his address at the in- 
auguration of President 
Hildreth. A graduate of 
Harvard and prominently 
connected with that Uni- 
versity in a number of 
capacities, Mr. Larsen 
stated that the success of 
our institutions of higher 
learning depends on the 
success of our public 
school system, and that all 
persons, though primarily 
interested in higher edu- 
cation, should be active 
and stauch supporters of our public school system. 

Mr. Larsen, who is chairman of the National Citizen's 
Commission for the Public Schools, was awarded the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, the citation being read 
by former Bucknell President Dr. Herbert L. Spencer. 
Dr. Hildreth conferred the degree. 

Said Mr. Larsen, "One of the most urgent and im- 
portant problems of the public schools is a direct concern 
of our colleges and universities. That is the need not only 
for a great many more teachers but for teachers from the 
most alert and highest caliber colleges such as you have 
here at Bucknell. Our commission has found that many 
administrators of liberal arts colleges and universities are 
becoming increasingly aware of the need for interesting 
their undergraduates in public school teaching. 

"Even if all students now enrolled in teachers colleges 
and departments of education were to become public 
school teachers, the number would still fall far short of 

Mr. Larsen then turned to Dr. Hildreth and lauded 
his decision "to join you here in Pennsylvania and take his 
place in the line of presidents of an institution which for 
over 100 years has carried on the job of helping educate 
our nation's youth." 

President Hildreth, he continued, has devoted his life 
to public service, not only in elective offices but also in vol- 
untary health, welfare, and educational activities. 

"He brings to this new assignment a wealth of experi- 
ence in our economic, social and political life upon which 
to draw to meet successfully the problems of this great 
independent institution of learning," the speaker continued. 

"He himself once said, 'A man who has the time should 
certainly give of it freely to public interest,' and looking to 
Horace Hildreth's record we can certainly see that he has 
practised what he preaches. Today I feel that he is an 
outstanding example of a person who, having been active 
in many fields, has come to realize the primary importance 
of education in this country. 

"President Hildreth once said that the importance of 
every man interesting himself in public affairs, had first 
been impressed upon him by a public school teacher in 
Gardner, Maine. 

"I am sure that if that teacher could see his record 
today in public life and now as university president, and 
knew that she had contributed some inspiration to that 

JUNE 1950 

career, she would feel that her years of teaching were well 
rewarded indeed. 

"President Hildreth takes up the leadership of Buck- 
nell at a time when the private colleges of our nation have 
a great and indispensable role, perhaps a greater one than 
ever before. 

"As one who has followed his career with admiration 
and respect, I know that he will serve Bucknell and Ameri- 
can education with wisdom and skill and de\otion." 


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payer to subsidize the college education of a person who 
has the ability but not the wdlingness to sacrihce.'' in Uiese 
days of old age assistance, mothers aid, unemployment 
compensation, and social security, all tending to leave a 
young person free to paddle his own canoe rather than 
support his family, is it too much to ask that a college edu- 
cation be earned rather than given ? 

Before leaving the subjects of who should go to col- 
lege and who should pay for it, I submit the following 
conclusions : 

1. Most young people with ability to do college work 
and willing to sacrifice can get a college education today 
even though it may cost an extra year's work. 

2. The "handout" theory is as objectionable in educa- 
tion as in other fields, both from the point of view of 
getting results and building character. 

3. Financial aid should be regarded as non-interest — 
bearing loans, to be repaid when possible, and not as gifts. 

4. With more opportunity to work one's way through 
college than ever before, mere mental ability to pass col- 
lege work, without willingness to sacrifice and earn an 
education, is not sufficient to justify being "given" a col- 
lege education at taxpayers' expense. 

Cites Bucknell's Traditions 

Now let me speak more specifically of Bucknell. What 
has been its educational tradition ? I quote statements 
from previous leaders — particularly Dr. Harris who 
served as president for 30 years — because I believe these 
statements are as true, vital and important to all today 
as when first spoken. 

"This school is consecrated to liberal education. It re- 
gards man as formed for freedom and educates him into 

"The function of a liberal education is to educate men 
to direct our society towards worthy human, social, moral 
and spiritual ideals." 

"How shall the college meet its responsibility for the 
moral character and conduct of its students ? Men of 
affairs, from the railroad president employing a quarter of 
a million men, to the blacksmith seeking one apprentice, 
philosophers from Plato to Hegel and to the present day, 
are as one in the belief that the fabric of our civilization 
rests chiefly not on intellectual acumen, but almost wholly 
on character ; nor can the college shift the responsibility 
for the character and conduct of its students upon the 
Church or the civic community." 

"And when we speak of character, we do not mean 
innocence or harmlessness. The last place for a merely 
harmless man is in college. The college needs the man of 
positive righteousness — robust in faith, energetic in action, 
stimulating in thought. Take the height of one's ideals, 
the depth of his convictions, and the breadth of his interest 
and you have a means of measurement of character." 

"The Faculty make the Institution l:>ut teaching is not 

the professor's chief function. He ought to be an educator, 
and education is dynamical. The professor educates by 
what he is as a student and scholar, still more by what he is 
as a man. His mental force, his power of will, his self- 
command, his social tact, above all his warm sympathy 
are much more potential in education, and much more 
\aluable than learning and intellectual acumen." 

"Important as is the question what is taught, more im- 
portant is the c|uestion who teaches. 'It matters little what 
we study,' said the Sage of Concord ; 'it matters everything 
zvith zvhom you study.' Education is a matter of force, 
not of method merely. It is the enkindling influence which 
mind has upon mind. Nothing so develops manhood as 
manhood. It is not necessary that we have in our chairs 
of instruction men of world-wide fame — men, perhaps, 
whose names appear in the catalogue once a year, and 
themselves in the lecture room nearly as often — but we do 
need men prepared by study in special lines, to do the best 
of work in those lines ; men who will give living instruc- 
tion in the classroom and the instruction of right living 
out of it." 

Philosophy Remains Unchanged 

The reason for quoting my predecessors, even at such 
length, is two-fold: in the first place, to remind Buck- 
nellians particularly of the philosophy on which this Uni- 
versity was built and, in the second place, to assure Buck- 
nellians particularly that I am as firm a believer in the quo- 
tations I have used as were my able predecessors. Presi- 
dents Harris, Hunt, Rainey, Marts, and Spencer, whom I 
have quoted so freely this morning. 

It is interesting, however, as we go into the last half 
of this century, to consider briefly what the American pub- 
lic today wants in the way of higher education as dis- 
closed by a very remarkable survey conducted for FOR- 
TUNE magazine by Elmo Roper. One could write 50 
inaugurals based on the valuable information contained in 
this survey. Suffice it this morning to point out that in a 
list of ten objectives suggested to the people about the 
things they would like their children to get from college 
57% put first "a training for a particular occupation or 
profession." Only 33% put first "intelligence and wisdom 
necessary to live a full life," while only 20%. put first "the 
development of character." Summarized another way, 
66% said their first objectixe was greater earning power, 
while only 19% said first they would prefer to have them 
get an education that would iit them to lead a full life. 

I am glad to say, however, that even in 1950, and de- 
spite the conclusions of the FORTUNE survey of general 
public opinion, almost all educators still agree with the 
philosophy of Bucknell presidents. Nonetheless, as Dr. 
Baxter, President of Williams, said in summarizing the 
FORTUNE poll "it also shows that we have a long way 
to go yet in selling the public the notion that education 
leads to a good life in place of the view that it leads to a 
success story." Bucknell has always been dedicated to 
the philosophy that education should lead to a good life 
and the clear indication this morning is that it will con- 
tinue to be so dedicated. 

The Future of the Independent College 

Finally let me turn to the future facing Bucknell and 
all other inde])endently controlled colleges, in view of the 
expanding role of government controlled and su])ported 

Why do I say government controlled universities? Be- 
cause in some states the governor appoints all the trustees 
of state universities while in most other states the gover- 
nor appoints a majority of the trustees. Furthermore, the 
appropriations which enable these institutions to run come 

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1. Four Presidents — Marts, Past-President, Bucknell ; 
Larsen, President, Time, Inc. ; Hildretli, President, 
Bucknell ; Spencer, Past-President, Bucknell. 

2. Distaff Members of Bucknell Board of Trustees — 
Harris, Wolfe. 

3. Alumni Trustees — Roser, Bell, Snyder. 

4. Inauguration Speakers — Larsen, Hildreth. 

5. A Hildreth Family Group — left to right. President 
Flildreth's sister-in-law, his twin brother, his mother, 
the president and his wife. 

JUNE 1950 

More Top-drawer Plays — 

Encouraged Ijv a well-nigh complete sell-oiU at $2.40 
per seat and the audience's enthusiastic appreciation of the 
Margaret Webster production of Taming of the Shrew. 
the English Department, sponsors of the professional 
troupe, says maybe George Bernard Shaw's St. Joan 
next year, maybe Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's 
Dream. The play provided one of the liveliest evenings 
in theatricals seen here in many a day. It was gusty, 
rolhcking Shakespeare, expertly portrayed and it obvious- 
ly delighted the capacity audience of the Bucknell stu- 
dents and area residents. 

Glee Club Serenades — 

Late in April the Glee Club, seventy-five strong, re- 
turned from a three-day western { Pennsylvania ) tour 
still full of song. Traveling in two chartered buses they 
had covered some 700 miles, sung in Lewistown, Johns- 
town, Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh, New Kensington and 
Harrisburg, but still "in the mood", they assembled in the 
girls' quadrangle and serenaded the fair co-eds of the 
campus. It vv'as a treat. No soap, Bucknell's Glee Club is 
rated one of the finest in the East. 

Host to ODK— 

Bucknell was host for a two-day district conference of 
Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership society for 
senior men, on April 21 and 22. Some fifty men, represent- 
ing thirteen colleges and universities of the Northeastern 
province, attended the dinner meeting, the morning panel 
discussions and were guests in the second afternoon at the 
Bucknell-Penn State baseball game (score — a-hem ! — 
Bucknell 5-Penn State 4). 

Seniors Do Some Grading — 

After four years of being handed grades by Bucknell 
professors, the seniors are now assigning some grades of 
their own, according to a communication mailed recently 
to all members of the graduating class. 

The memo, signed by President Horace A. Hildreth 
and Dean William H. Coleman, invites the seniors to ap- 
praise the work of those teachers under whom they have 
studied as well as that of members of the administration 
with whom they have had some relation. 

To each memo is attached a list of faculty and ad- 
ministration members, with space provided after each 
name for the assignment of two grades. Teachers are to 
be rated on evaluation of subject matter and for eflr'ective- 
ness of teaching, while grades for administrators are to 
be based on the scope of work and on the efl^ectiveness and 
efficiency with which it is being done. 

At a special meeting of the faculty. President Plildreth 
explained in detail the purpose of the senior appraisals 
and emphasized the fact that the results will constitute but 
one factor in the formation of opinion concerning the com- 
petency of instruction offered at Bucknell. 

The memo to the seniors read, in part : 

"The first obligation of an institution of higher learn- 
ing is to provide good teaching. Bucknell University, like 
all other institutions, is a community of human beings. We 
improve, stand still or retrograde as each one of us carries 
out our duties and meets our responsibilities. It would be 
helpful for us to have your frank opinions about the Cjual- 
ity of instruction received here, about the impressions your 

teachers made upon you, and about ways and means 
whereby our faculty might be more efifective. Unless a 
systematic inquiry is made, we are exposed too much to 
idle gossip, prejudiccfl statements, and other non-objective 
sources of information. Time does not permit a personal 
interview with each senior. You, however, are in a posi- 
tion to make very helpful suggestions about ways of im- 
pro\ing our educational work." This assignment was 
sent at the same time to Alumni who graduated in 1948. 

Bucknell Makes the Comics — 

Move over, Christy Mathewson, General Tasker Bliss, 
John Howard Harris, Clark Hinkle and others. Another 
personage has joined the list of Bucknell Greats. It's a 
student this time by the name of Ramsey. lie hasn't had 
to wear the freshman dink as yet nor go through the trials 
of Hell Week. Ramsey, you see, is a goat. Can the goat 
speak English? Of course. A.ccording to him, his in- 
tense desire to talk began quite by accident when he 
wandered into a botany lab at the university. He explained 
that one of the students, "A brilliant lad", took a fancy to 
him and took Ramsey to his dormitory to live. Ramsey 
added, "My first contact v^'ith the written word gave me a 
choking sensation — I knew then I had to learn to talk." 
(Ramsey began eating the book.) Bucknellians and the 
scientific world can follow the exploits of Ramsey, the 
Bucknell-educated goat, in the daily comic strip, "Abbie 
An' Slats." 

Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa — 

Two Alumni, fourteen seniors and two juniors were 
initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, national scholastic honor- 
ary society, late in April in Hunt Hall living room. The 
two Alumni chosen for membership are Charles Edward 
Mohr '30, director of the Audubon Nature Center, Green- 
wich, Connecticut, and Frederick Voris Follmer '06, "rov- 
ing" judge covering three Federal Court districts in Penn- 

ASEE Holds Spring Meeting- 
Over 100 educators, representing Penn State, West 
Virginia, Pitt, Carnegie Tech. and Bucknell held a two- 
day spring meeting of the Allegheny Section of the Ameri- 
can Society for Engineering Education on the campus 
during April. It was a satisfying conference, complete 
with general session, banquet, eminent speakers, business 
meeting and inspection trip to the new anthracite-burning 
steam-electric power plant of the Pennsylvania Power and 
Light Company at Hummel's Wharf. 

Self-Government Rejected by Men Students — 

"Thanks : but no, thanks !" was the answer returned by 
the men of Bucknell to the Men's Student Government 
recently ofl:ered them by the Men's Council. 

The ratification fell short by only 36 votes. This is, 
incidentally, the second time that a men's student govern- 
ment constitution has been rejected by the males of Buck- 
nell. The previous vote was taken May 10, 1948. 


Sunday afternoon, June IS 



Begins at 4:00 p. m. 
Look for early notice 

JUNE 1950 

House Parties 

If all the concerted planning and plain hard work ex- 
pended on House Party week end could be focused on 
attaining a $10,000,000 endowment for Bucknell, our dis- 
tinguished Board of Trustees might soon become light- 
hearted and carefree individuals. By 5:55 P. M. Friday 
afternoon, Alay 5. the house had been transformed into a 
prize-winning something special, the irate ^•oice of the so- 
cial chairman was again normal, the tux pressing was fin- 
ished, every available car had been washed, waxed and 
polished. The time had come for the arrival of the Sem 
Gems and Imports ; the big formal was only a few hours 
away. Decorations ranged all the way from a wine cellar 
in Paris to a realistic barn and farmyard. 

A flower-bedecked "Orchid Ball" was the central 
theme of the TKE House with a throne for the soon-to-be- 
crowned queen, to be selected, believe it or not, by the 

Sigma Chi presented Neptune's Court, a dragon with 
flashing green eyes and smoking nostrils guarding the en- 
trance. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi was crowned on 
Friday night in the undersea cavern to the music of Clift 
Russell's orchestra. 

House hoppers discovered a Tulip Festival in full 
swing at the KDR House on South Sixth Street. There 
was a slowly twirling windmill over the doorway and in- 
side blooming tulip fields and a small Dutch village com- 
plete with dikes. 

At the SAE House, they boarded via lowered gang- 
plank a stately ship, its high white hull riding quietly on 
deep-blue waves, inviting deck chairs on the upper deck 
visible from land-side. Inside the ship was appointed as 
many a ship on a southern cruise, with marine ballroom, 
rainbow bar and all things that make for luxury. 

Kappa Sigma held their traditional Black and White 
Formal. A high black topper, surprise project of the 
pledges, hung mid-air before the entrance and inside the 
house was decorated as a great Zebra Room. 

Theta Chi staged a Celestial Ball with a rocket ship, 
through which guests arrived, the Pearly Gates into 
Heaven, the Valley of the Stars and the Moon, with a 
throne for the queen of the Ball. 

Phi Lambda Thetas had as their theme the "Broadway 
Cavalcade." The inside of the house was decorated in 
harmony with themes from favored Broadway plays such 
as Carousel and Shozvboat, and theater effects decorated 
the dance floor. Entertainment was by Ray Calabrese and 
his orchestra with a specialty dance by one of the brothers. 

Up on the Hill, the Phi Psis featured the Lost Week 
End with a huge Phi Psi seal across the front entrance 
and inside a large punch bar, cartoons and sketches of 
tilted cocktail glasses around the walls' outside. 

Delta Sigma proclaimed the country they represented 
by a tall Eiffel Tower on one side of the entrance, the Arc 
de Triomphe on the other. On the front portico was a 
sidewalk cafe, tables lighted by candles stuck in old wine 
bottles. Guests entered a dark stone passageway leading 
to a wine cellar where couples danced with the lighted sky- 
line of Paris all about them. 

Over on Brown Street, the SPE House became a castle 
with their banner, "Guardian of the Golden Heart," 
blazoned in Old English lettering across the front. Party- 
goers danced to the music of Rudy Gelnett and his 
orchestra. The inside of the house was decorated in gay 
colors, carrying out the Golden Heart Dance theme. 

Lambda Chi was out to win the coveted ODK prize 
trophy for keeps by winning first prize the third year in 
sticcession. Bales of hay, a windmill with water running 
into a pond on which ducks swam, and the sign on the 

Phi G/XMir.'i Delt.v House 
>f aniiu;:] DDK award for best-decorated fi-atcriiity liouse 

durin?: house party week end. Note Kentucky colonel 
Ijoard, winning horse "Happy Horace" in corral, etc. 

al)ove door, tote 

road side of the barn, "Smoke El Ropo Cigars", verified 
the stranger's suspicions. Inside the large barn, cows rest- 
ed in their stalls, hay (loose and in bales) cluttered the 
place. There were a harness room, chickens and ducks, 
and on Saturday night country lads and lasses in rustic 

The Phi Gams, who walked oft' with first prize, staged 
a timely racing spectacle. Before brilliant flood lights all 
comers beheld Kentucky's famed Churchill Downs trans- 
ferred to 78 University Avenue and renamed Delta 
Downs. Tall cupolas and clock, a dignified Kentucky 
colonel, gay fluttering flags and bunting, tote board and 
corral with the prize-winning race horse. Inside, large 
pictures of spirited racing adorned the walls hung with 
bridles, halters, a racing cart and other paraphernalia. 

The judges gave second prize to the Lambda Chis, 
third to Delta Sigma. 

BISA held a delightful formal in Hunt Hall Rec Room 
Friday night and turned out full force Saturday after- 
noon for hot dogs and hamburgers broiled over an open 
fire up on Blue Hill overlooking the two branches of the 
Susquehanna. There were sports and games in the early 
part of the afternoon. 

Halfway Dam, Cherry Run, Tall Timbers, Cowan, 
Hairy John's, Frank Martz' farm were scenes of pic- 
nickers from the various fraternities Ssitarday afternoon. 

Large numbers of corsaged young ladies accompanied 
by their escorts filled the town's churches Sunday morning. 
By late afternoon, the fraternity houses were denuded of 
their decorations, a, brisk wind had assisted in the cleanuj). 
The fellows, a bit sleepy-eyed, compared small change left 
in their pockets, \-oted it the best week end ever, and 
turned again to the business for which, presumably, they 
had come to college. 

Dr. Roy E. Nicodemus, president of the General 
Alumni Association, said in closing his greeting from the 
Alumni to President 1-Iildreth at the inaugural luncheon, 
"I believe I speak for the entire Alumni group when I say 
to you that we earnestly and sincerely believe that our 
university, under your leadership, has a tryst with destiny 
and that its direction and guidance could not be in better 
hands. ' We pledge you our wholehearted support and we 
salute you !" 


JUNE 1950 

SPOR ts 

N'ew Jersey is always boasting of fine hishways, but of more sigrnificance 
to Bucknell is the atliletie talent produced in tliat state, as tlie above pic- 
ture will verify. Coach Bill Lane is posing with seven s(|uad members who 
hajl from New Jersey, includinsr. from left to riglit. Art Troa,st. Clifton. 
\. J.; Jim Chambers. Westfleld. N'. J.; Alan Hegelein. Englewood. N. J.; 
Charles Concklin. Rutherford. N. J.: Bill Franke. Millburn. N. J.: Marty 
McKibbin. Denville. \. J.; ajid Cal Seaman, Palisades Park. N. J. 


A round sphere does take funny bounces on occasion, 
particularly on the home diamond in the case of the Bison 
baseball team. With a record of fi^•e triumphs and three 
losses, the Lanemen had one of the better records in the 
State at mid-season, but had Orange and Blue fans in a 
state of confusion. 

The local rooters were about as puzzled as were the 
Ropers and Gallups following the 1948 elections. Al- 
though elated by decisions over major opponents, Bucknell 
bleacherites were in a tizzy because : 

(1) After encouraging decisions over Penn State and 
Navy that lengthened an unbeaten streak to four games, 
the Bisons bowed to a Delaware aggregation that had won 
only 3 of 12 games. 

(2) Then following a one-sided loss to Lafayette, the 
team embarrassed Penn State with a 15-3 verdict on the 
State College diamond. 

(3) Just when it appeared that everjthing was in 
order, the Bisons booted away a 11-3 tussle with Albright. 

(4) Instead of having the "ofif days" while traveling, 
the team had been troubled only in the confines of Buffalo 
N'alley, for all three losses were witnessed by home gath- 

Perplexing as the situation may have been, the five 
and three record gave Bucknellians a lot to cheer about. 
•V pair of victories over Penn State warranted a toast to 
a successful season, for it marked the first time since 1935 
that the Bisons twice defeated State in one baseball season. 
And the 7-6 edge of Navy, the 14-0 rout of Franklin & 
Marshall and the 4-1 nod at Muhlenberg added consider- 
able prestige tij the ledger. Final record — 14 wins, 4 
defeats and Mid-Atlantic champs. 


Tennis records were squared away at mid-season with 
the team sporting five victories and as many losses, a cred- 
itable record in a year that looked none too promising be- 
fore the initial match. 

Although they embarked on a southern trip without 
the benefit of a single outdoor rehearsal, the netmen re-_ 
turned with two victories in four starts, whi]jping George 
Washington and American University, while losing to 
Navy and Maryland. 

Coach Hank Peters' squad continued the .500 pace in 
succeeding weeks, downing Muhlenberg, Cortland and Al- 
bright to balance losses to Franklin & Marshall, Colgate 
and Penn State. 


On the golf course, the Bisons were scrambling for 
enough victories to move a see-saw that had losses perched 
on the high seat. The pitch-and-pray performers were in 
a slump after starting the year in fine style. 

The season opened with triumphs against Franklin & 
Marshall and Dickinson. Then came re\erses to Cornell, 
Gettysburg, Juniata and Albright, presenting the golfers 
with an uphill battle. In golfing terms they were three 
down with four to go, for in order to balance the books 
the linksmen had to win all but one of the final matches. 

Remaining on the schedule were assignments with 
Temple, Lafayette, Lehigh and Penn State. 


As they prepared for their final test of the season, the 
trackmen had the comforting realization that they were 
assured of a winning season, with possibilities for an un- 
defeated team. 

Colgate, a respected track foe, was the obstacle that 
stood defiantly in the path leading to Bucknell's second un- 
beaten track campaign in three years. 

As Coach Bus Blum's crew awaited the crucial test, 
the records listed a first-place tie in a triangular meet with 
Gettysburg and Juniata, and decisive dual meet verdicts 
over Muhlenberg and Dickinson. 

Sherwood Writes of 

1900 Track Meet 

Dr. A. J. Sherwood '00, of Union City, recently 
wrote to the Alumni Office enclosing the picture shown 
here. Alumni will note that the track meet, spring of 
1900, was held on the old athletic ground in front of 
Loomis Gym. It would seem that now fifty years later 
is a good time to publish this letter and picture. We 
quote from Dr. Sherwood's letter: "In lower left, with 
high collar and hat at a cocky angle, is none other than 
Charlie Bunnell '00, who needs no introduction by me. 
Ahead of Bunnell, and dressed similarlv, is, I believe, 
Bechtel '01. 

"Further ahead on the side hill is Dr. Fred Brown, 
who taught us budding i\I.D.'s the mysteries of ana- 

Track Meet, 1900 Style 

tomy. Far up the track on the left is seen a white spot, 
the face of Coach Hoskins' mother, whom he always 
brought to the field to see the athletic events. In right 
foreground is Carl Tiii'any, now of Erie and then one of 
our middle distance stars. Ahead of him on the right, 
in cap and 'choker' collar, is 'Tiny' Hottenstein '01. 
and on his right is Ed Stevenson '04, present editor of 
the TitusviUe (Pa.) Herald. 

"In a white coat and sighting over the finish line 
is Hon. Harold McClure, judge of Union Co., also 
acting as track judge along with Prof. Rockwood in 
cutaway and straw hat, and standing just back of the 
Judge. On 'Rocky's' right is John Sherman, another 
1900 classmate. Sherman played center on the B. U. 
'00 Reserves for four years, his light weight keeping 
him oiT the varsity, but he ne\'ertheless did a grand job 
for the team. 

"Facing the camera alongside the track, dressed 
in white shirt, is Clarence Weymouth — 'Wey' to us of 
1900. Behind him is Stewart, son of Prof. Stew-art who 
taught surveying. 

"Cutting across the diamond near 3rd base is "Doggie" 
Taylor, about '02, who tossed the hammer and shot. Be- 
yond him is Coach Hoskins himself, who acted as start- 
er and hurried across the field to see the finish. 

"The group in a hurry on the track are : Merle Ed- 
wards, who is chasing the two Indians, who in turn 
are chasing me. Who wouldn't run, with a couple of 
redskins on his heels ! As I recall, we won this meet, 
with the able help of the rest of the team, who are not 
shown. Some of them I recall by name : Gillis, Riemer, 
Theiss, Goodall, Pierson, Shorkley, Glaspey, Fetzer 
(who literally ran the legs off the Indian runners), 
Morris and Taylor. 

"What a beautiful spot the old field was, and how 


many memories cling to it! C)f course, it would be en- 
tirel}' inadequate now, yet to many of us it was part 
( if our dailv life." 

Salute to Maine, May Day Theme 

The Spring Eesti\al week end at Bucknell began with 
a golf game with Temple and baseball with Syracuse Fri- 
day afternoon. May 12. The Men's and Women's Glee 
L'lubs furnished a delightful evening of song in the large 
auditorium of the Methodist Church that night, while out 
I Ml \\''est Market Street more fathers and mothers, sons 
.ind daughters — and friends — crowded into the High 
School auditorium to see an excellent production by Cap 
;md Dagger of Shakespeare's Tzuclfth Night. Saturday 
morning few visitors or students slept late for everybody 
il)le to walk or board a car edged Loomis Street and Uni- 
\ersity Avenue to see the traditional Soap-box Derby 
scheduled at 9 .30 o'clock. The Mother's Club held their 
annual meeting in Larison Hall living room at 1 :30, the 
mothers adjourning to the Women's Dining Hall for 
luncheon at 12 :30. The May Day program began at 3 :00 
P. M. with "Salute to Maine" in honor of President 
Hildreth as its theme. 

No more anxious scanning of the heavens all Satur- 
day morning, as this main Spring Festival performance is 
now planned for and held in the Davis Gymnasium. Old- 
timers have found it a wise custom to go early and be sure 
of a good seat. The Women's Athletic Association staged 
an excellent show, worth traveling miles to see. President 
Hildreth and his family occupied a special booth bearing 
the seal of Maine and decorated with the state colors of 
green and white. Aroimd the walls concession stalls, all 
in the same green and white, dispensed sporting goods, pop 
corn, cokes, candied apples, and variegated favors. At 
3 ;00 o'clock came the long colorful procession, trumpeters, 
dainty flower girls, the May Queen with small page boys 
carrying her train, and her court. The traditional May 
Pole dance was performed by lovely co-eds in pastel col- 
ored floor-length gowns, with perfection and grace. 

The Court Jesters presented, in pantomime, a clever 
skit featuring some main events in the life history of Buck- 
nell's new president ; him and his twin brother as ends 
in college football, as seamen on a tramp steamer. Dr. 
Hildreth, as a forest ranger, as a politician with a large 
cigar and an ingratiating manner of petting young babies, 
as a vmiversity president in mortar board dispensing col- 
lege diplomas. There was a Lobster Fantasy danced by 
members of the Modern Dance Club, a Maine Square 
Dance, a Sailor's Hornpipe. The Stein Steppers per- 
formed to appropriate music. Then came an exhibit of the 
great ail-American game of baseball complete with play- 
ers, umpire, and water boy. It was a sprightly and delio'ht- 
ful occasion. Afterwards, a Mother's Day Tea was held in 
Hunt Hall living room for Bucknell guests. 

Saturday night,- those who witnessed Tzvelfth Night 
the evening before, and ^'ice versa, had an opportunity to 

attend a second performance of the two Glee Clubs at the 
Methodist Church. Sunday morning the various sororities 
had breakfasts for visiting mothers in their respective 
suites, at the Lewisburg Inn and in the main dining-room 
of Hotel Lewisburger. The town's churches were plea- 
santly crowded at their morning ser\ices, and in the after- 
noon those guests who lingered attended an art exhibit in 
Roberts Hall. 

The program featured a number of open houses in col- 
lege departments and an exhibition of art. Also, books, 
monographs and articles published by Bucknellians and 
faculty members were on exhibit in the main library from 
9;00 to 12:00 on Saturday morning. 

Bucknell Wives Club 

The Bucknell Wives Club, organized in 1945 with just 
a few members, has grown to be one of the most active 
groups on campus with a membership of approximately 
65 students' wives. Meetings, held on the second and 
fourth Monday of each month, consist of lectures by fac- 
ulty members or off-campus speakers, movies, music, or 
just plain entertainment, and, of course, refreshments are 
always served. 

The club is doing its bit to help. Contributions were 
made to the Evangelical Hospital Fund. Club members 
are also starting a program to support, with service, or- 
ganizations and people who can use a few extra hands. 
The Club contributed to the Community Hospital Fund, 
collects magazines for the guests in the Evangelical Home 
for Older People, and is now making scrapbooks for the 
children and gay little favors for the hospital trays. Plans 
are afoot to present some one-act plays at the house in the 
near future. 

A regular lecture series, manned by prominent pro- 
fessional people of Pennsylvania and supplied by a divi- 
sion of the State Idealth Department, started this semester. 
All wives of Bucknell students, past and present, are 
cordially invited to attend the meetings and to become 
members of the Bucknell Wives Club. 

Bucknell's Guidance Center 

J.v.Mi;.s K. SiiuLTZ '51 

"Dad wants me to be a public accountant, says they 
make good money ; Mother thinks I ought to be a teacher ; 
but I want to be an engineer. What should I be?" 

Could you solve this student's problem ? Don't get out 
the encyclopedias or text-books : they won't help. It is a 
tough problem, but the Bucknell Guidance Center has been 
ably solving problems like this since July, 1945. 

The Center, which was originally established in Buck- 
nell Hall to help veterans adjust themselves to college life, 
today opens its doors to all who need or desire its services. 
Many students through personal experience realize the 
excellent job which is carried on at the small, white frame 
house on South Sixth Street. 

But let's go back to the student who wanted to be an 
engineer and see how the guidance process would help 
him. Maybe through his parents' insistence, or through 
a member of the faculty, or perhaps just to satisfy his 
own curiosity, he will come to the Center and unload his 
troubles to the sympathetic ear of the director, Mr. Kieft. 
He will then be given a battery of tests beginning, of 
course, with an interest test and working on through 
mental ability, specific aptitude, personality and achieve- 
ment tests. In all probability the interest test will point 
towards engineering as his profession, but it is possible 
that the other tests will establish the fact that this would 
be an improper choice and that another field would be 
more suitable and profitable to him. Mr. Kieft will talk 
over all the various possibilities with him, but under no 
circumstances will the student be told to change his cur- 
riculum. The facts are there : the decision as to what he 
will do rests with the student. If he so desires, Mr. Kieft 
will assist him in changing his program by a recommenda- 
tion to Dean Coleman. 

Such guidance is ordinarily an expensive process, but 
here at Bucknell it is well within the range of the average 
student's "fiscal allotment". With the exception of the 
\-eterans, in which case the Veterans Administration pays 
the bill, the charge is $5.00 (the exact cost of the tests 
themselves) for a student of Bucknell and $10.00 for 
others who may wish to use the service. When one stops 
to consider that the entire process may take from six to 
fourteen hours, this is a small fee. 

In addition to these testing services, there are many 
opportunities oft'ered to the student for the diagnosis and 
correction of inefficient backgrounds which are often 
found in college students. For example, there is the met- 
ronoscope which is used to speed up the individual's read- 
ing and comprehensive abilities and can be operated, free 
of charge, by the individual himself. Then, too, personal 
problems may be worked out between one of the psycholo- 
gists at the Center and the student. Special training in 
"Study Techniques" is provided to aid the individual in 
cultivating efficient study habits. All of these are free 
ser\-ices which are designed to help the student attain self- 
sufficiency in solving his educational and personal prob- 
lems, as well as to aid the individual in developing his 
capacity to cope with life on an independent basis. 

To date more than 3,600 students have taken advan- 
tage of the services available at the Guidance Center. 

With a few e.xceptions, every student in college should 
take the full battery of tests offered and have them 
evaluated by experts. At Bucknell it should be a. required 
part of the Freshman Week orientation program, as it is 
at Penn State and at a growing number of colleges and 
universities throughout the country. If, in these days of 
strained college finances, it is necessary, an extra $5.00 
should be added to the student's fee to give him this needed 
and valualile serx'ice. 

The complexity of our modern society and the diversity 
of our college programs make the guidance and counseling 
service a vitally important function of the college. 

Bucknell's Hundredth Commencement 

Friday, June Ninth 

7:00p. ni.— Meeting of the Athletic 

Council Hunt Hall Library 

8:00 p.m. — Meeting of the Board of 
Directors of General Alumni 
Association Alumni Office 








Saturday, June Tenth 

a. ni. — Class Presidents', Class Re- 
porters' and Fund Managers' 
Breakfast Alen's Dining Hall 

a. m. — Phi Beta Kappa Breakfast 

Sun Porch, Women's Dining Hall 

a. m. — Bison Club Breakfast 

Women's Dining" Hall 

a. m. — Meeting of the Board of 

Trustees Hunt Hall Library 

a.m — Meeting of the General As- 
sembly of the General Alumni 

\'aughan Literature Auditorium 

p. m. — Class Reunion Limcheons 

■5:30 p.m. — President's Garden Party 
and Band Concert 

Lower Campus 

p. m. — Symposia of Fraternities and 

p. m. — Cap and Dagger Play — 

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" 
Lewisburg High School Auditorium 

Sunday, June Eleventh 

9:30 a. m. — Academic Procession 
10:00 a. m. — Baccalaureate Service 

Address: Rev. Kenneth Lome 

Cober '24 
Executive Secretary, Rhode 
Island Baptist Convention 

Davis Gymnasium 
1 :30 p. m. — -\cademic Procession 
2:00 p. m. — Commencement Exercises 

Ad'dress: Dr. Oliver Cromwell 

President, Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teach- 
ing Davis Gvmnasium 

Dear BiickiieU Graduates of 1950: 

On behalf of the Buchiell Alumni Association, 1 wish to extend to you our congratulations and hest wish- 
es upon completion of your formal education and graduation. 

These past four years have not been an easy assignment and many times you have questioned the true worth 
of it, but I avi certain that today, and from this day on, your understanding and appreciation of the things of- 
fered you at Bucknell will gradually unfold and place you in the strategic position of helping to make this a 
better world for all of us. Bucknellians are proud individuals, and rightly so, with more than a century of fine 
tradition behind us. More than ever we need your help in keeping those traditions alive but, at the same time, 
we must constantly strive for progress and that calls for every ounce of concerted effort on your part. Remem- 
ber, the Alumni are the yardstick by which a university is measured and whatever you do in the future will 
reject one way or another on Bucknell. During your undergraduate days on the campus, you have been a 
Bucknellian, and upon your graduation you are still a Bucknellian. So, you see, there is no fine line of de- 
marcation between being a student or one of the Alumni except that, as one of the latter, you take on the addi- 
tional responsibilities for which you have been prepared. Those responsibilities and opportunities may be 
anywhere on the face of the earth. For your sake, and Bucknell's, discharge them with distinction and dis- 
patch, regardless of how large or small they may be. 

In the future, wherever you may be, make it a point to search out other Bucknellians, learn to know them, 
join your local Bucknell Club, but, most of all, take an active part. It will help to keep those Bucknell ties— 
so dear to all of its. 

We welcome you with open arms into our Alumni Association and if, at any time in the future, ive can 
be of service to you, let me urge you to call upon us without hesitation. 

Best wishes and Godspeed. e- i 

'^ sincerely. 

K,^(^ ^ i/lA.<i>i£jUh<yUd^ 

President, General Alumni Association. 


JUNE 1950 


(Continued from I'age ti) 

from the state legislatures. With this combination of cir- 
cumstances and with the ever increasing trend towards 
omnipotent government, no matter how much we may 
deplore this trend, the reference to government controlled 
universities seems proper. To date, exercise of govern- 
ment control over universities in most states has not been 
unwise. Yet we already know of too many state institu- 
tions where the exercise of government control has been 
complete, arbitrary, political and tragic. As the power of 
government increases so al.'-:o increases the opportunity 
for and the probability of unwise exercise of this control. 

Human nature is much the same the world over. 
We have only to look in foreign land after foreign land 
to see what has happened to universities as governments 
became all powerful. To say that "it can't happen here" is 
to close our eyes, deliberately and stupidly, to the clear les- 
sons of history. 

Our independent colleges are probably the greatest as- 
surance we have against the complete control of all edu- 
cation by government. But let no one delude himself that 
the preservation of first class independent colleges is going 
to be an easy task. Educators know this but unless the 
public can be awakened to the difficulty and its generous 
support obtained, the outlook is disturbing to say the least. 

To date, the increase in educational facilities that has 
come about through governmental support with only rare 
abuse of government control has been helpful. But it 
would be tragic if higher education became completely de- 
pendent upon government. 

The role of the less wealthy independent colleges must 
be to do fewer things for smaller and more selective stu- 
dent bodies than the ever expanding tax supported uni- 
versities do, but to do those fewer things better than any- 
body else. In this way we can keep our educational system 
competitive and prevent the usual result of any monopo- 
listic or government control, namely dry rot, from per- 
meating our entire higher educational system. 

Can Emphasize Spiritual Values 

One great advantage the private independent college 
has is the greater opportunity, as well as the greater prob- 
ability, of putting emphasis upon the spiritual side of life. 
Today throughout the world not behind the Iron Curtain 
there is increasing realization that our spiritual develop- 
ment has not kept pace with the development of our 
physical powers. Our western world is striving desperate- 
ly for spiritual leadership. It is unlikely that this spiritual 
leadership will come, at least in the necessary degree and 
quantity, from government controlled institutions. This 
is so because the role of government from time im- 
memorial has been to enhance the prestige and power of 
government. There is not the slightest reason to expect 
this historical trend to change in the future. If govern- 
ment pays all the bills for higher education, is it not crystal 
clear that there will be an increasing tendency on the part 
of government supported institutions to make their pri- 
mary objective the training of citizens subservient to the 
state? This tendency, of course, will be at the cost of the 
dignity, the importance, indeed the superiority of indi- 
vidual man. 

I have pointed out what the FORTUNE poll showed 
the public wanted today by way of college education. Ob- 
viously the tax supported institutions must supply these 
wants primarily or they will not get the support of tax 
dollars. But let the private independent colleges and par- 
ticularly the church related colleges emphasize as their 
principal objectives spiritual renascence and the develop- 
ment of character. 

The primary business of a college graduate is not to 
make a living but to make a life. Making a living is neces- 
sary but it is not the end, it is only the means to the end. 
Too many of us for too long have confused these means 
and ends. Luther Youngdahl, the courageous Governor 
of Minnesota, recently wrote an article entitled "I Am For 
The Church College," and said : 

"What we need today is not only intellectual 
literacy, but social, civic, moral and spiritual 
literacy as well. Too much of our higher education ' 
in these past years has been concerned with train- 
ing competent technicians, in supplying facts and 
more facts. It has worshipped the false god of 
success. Its measures of success have been the 
bank account, the size of one's home, the cost of 
one's automobile, the membership in an exclusive 
club. This education which merely makes people 
smart and clever in accjuiring money, place, and 
power, but fails to touch their moral lives, may be 
worse than no education at all." 

Quality Education Paramount 

Early in this address I mentioned that the existence 
of a republic depended upon a high quality of mass educa- 
tion and that our first educational duty as citizens of a 
republic was to provide a good public school system. In 
concluding this address and speaking to those primarily 
interested in higher education, I would say the question 
facing Bucknell as an independent college is not whether 
we shall provide mass education at a high level but 
whether we will provide quality education. We shall not 
be able to compete in scope of activity with the tax sup- 
ported institutions which have ever increasing funds at 
their disposal, but in whatever we do we should strive 
— and to a considerable extent I believe we can do it suc- 
cessfully — to do better than the public institutions. It 
seems to me it is our special job to show leadership, imag- 
ination, and initiative and by the competition of private 
colleges insure the best possible educational system for the 
country as a whole. 

Henry Ford II in a fine address before the Yale 
Alumni Association in December, 1948, made the follow- 
ing statement in appealing for support of the private insti- 
tutions : 

"The great and terrible problem confronting the 
world as a result of the development of atomic 
fission reminds us that the physical scientists can 
get us into troubles that they cannot get us out of. 
The only real defense seems to be in the field of 
character and morality. It may be that the biggest 
problems of our times will not be solved by 
scientists but by an increased recognition of the im- 
portance of moral and spiritual leadership and 

Because of their smaller size, the more intimate re- 
lationship possible, and freedom from fear of political 
reactions, I believe the independent private colleges and 
particularly the church related colleges, such as Bucknell, 
are in the best position to bring about an increased recog- 
nition of the importance of moral and spiritual leadership 
and character. Bucknell and other private independent 
colleges should recognize this challenge and opportunity. 
If we do so, I believe we may reasonably hope to gain the 
financial support necessary to keep our accomplishiuents 
and our record for service to our country, our world, and 
our God, outstanding. 



The Assembly will meet this year in the auditorium of 
the Vaughan Literature Building at 10:45, Saturday, 
June 10. Please remember this change of location. 



Is Deaicatea to 


With pride we present on the following pages photographs and 
biographical sketches of the men and .women who direct the destinies 
of Bucknell University. 


ila\erford College '06. Member of the investment firm Hopper, Soli- 
day, and Company, founded by his uncle and father in 1872 as "William G. 
Hopper and Company", and member of the Philadelphia-Baltimore Stock 
Exchange. Member of the Board of Education and Publication of the 
Northern Baptist Convention, and of the Investment Advisory Committee 
of the Pennsylvania Baptist Convention. He is a deacon and trustee of the 
Baptist Church of the E\-angel at Narberth, Pa. Mr. Hopper was elected 
to the Bucknell Board of Trustees in 1918 on the death of his father, Harry 
S. Hopper, who had been a Board member since 1882 and chairman since 
1890. Harry S. Hopper's wife, Harriet M. Bucknell, was the daughter of 
William Bucknell, for whom Bucknell University was named. Mrs. Harry 
S. Hopper established the Harriet M. Bucknell Scholarship to be awarded to 
a young woman in memory of her mother. H. Boardman Hopper and his 
three sisters are listed in the Bucknell catalog as the University's patrons 
and his father and mother are listed as founders. Three children and three 
grandchildren. ]\Ierion Cricket Club and Philadelphia Art Alliance. 

Home: 315 Berkeley Rd., Merion, Pa. 

Office : 1420 Walnut St., Philadelphia 2, Pa. 

Retired Leather Manufacturer 

Bucknell x'95. Has been interested in many business operations, and 
president of several corporations. Mr. Greene is a member of a noted Buck- 
nell family ; two sisters and one brother ( now deceased ) were Bucknellians. 
His father was a Bucknell Trustee, his grandfather and three other family 
members are listed as patrons of Bucknell. Sixteen of his family, all near 
relatives, have been students at the University. He is descended from sturdy 
Scotch-Irish, English and German stock which came to America nearly two 
centuries ago. 

Phi Kappa Psi, Baptist, Republican, member of three Alasonic bodies, 
Huntingdon Club, Huntingdon Country Club, Juniata X'alley Country Club, 
Bison Club. His wife, now deceased, was Caroline K. Wittenmyer, Institute 
'91. They have two sons. 

Home: 206 Second St., Huntingdon, Pa. 

General Agent, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston 

Bucknell x'09. Born in Strattonville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. 
His mother, Sara Ellen Carrier Shirlev, was a member of the Bucknell Insti- 
tute Class of 1886. 

Following his college days Mr. Shirley was employed in a bank for 
several-years, then entered the life insurance field with the Equitable of New 
York. Eormer supervisor of agents for Central Pennsylvania and manager 
of Connecticut General in Western Pennsylvania. General agent for New 
England Mutual (since 1928), former director Pittsburgh Life Underwriters 
Association, Inc., and former chairman of its Law and Comity Committee. 
Member, Pittsburgh Life Underwriters Association, Pennsylvania Life Un- 
derwriters Association and National Life Underwriters Association. Direc- 
tor Zoar Home of Allison Park, Pa., and of Potter Title and Trust Com- 
pany of Pittsburgh. Member University Club, Duquesne Club, Longue 
Vue Country Club, Oakmont Country Club, Bankers Club of Pittsburgh, 
Civic Club of Allegheny County. Pennsylvania Society of New York, Kappa 
Sigma, Mason, Presbyterian, Republican. Married Pearl Shannon (Hood 
College). One son, Allan x'35. 

Home : 5139 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Office : 1909 Oliver Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

JUNE 1950 



Joseph W. Henderson 
President, Bucknell Board of Trustees 

The Trustees wish to acknowledge the splendid co- 
operation which they continuously receive from you, 
the Alumni of the University. After all. they are mere- 
ly your representatives and are faithfully endeavoring 
to carry out their positions in that great team whic^i is 
Bucknell. It seems to us that it might be helpful for 
the Alumni to know what are the duties and obliga- 
tions of the Board and to be informed of some of the 
problems. Let us start with the problems. 

Trustee Problems 

The administration of a college requires various 
kinds of ability not usually present in a single person. 
The college is first of all an educational institution in 
which young men and women are to be given the op- 
portunity to learn about many things, to lay a broad 
foundation for the good life, and to grow in their 
service to God and to human brotherhood. How can 
Bucknell best help them in carrying on our mission of 
inspiring and teaching and guiding them along the 
proper pathways? What kind of an educational pro- 
gram should be offered and to whom? What kind of 
a physical plant should be constructed and maintained? 
\\'hat are the problems of finances and buildings and 
grounds? What is necessary to maintain the buildings 
as they should be maintained? How are we going to 
fit expenditures within a limited income ; and how are 
we going out to raise more endowments to produce 
more income? How about the problems of the health 
of the students? How about athletics? How about the 
promotions of the faculty and appointments to the 
faculty? How can we finance permanent increases in 
the faculty salary scale to insure our retaining top- 
notch instructors and professors? How can we best 
take care of pensions and retirement? What kind of a 
college should Bucknell be, anyway ? 

These and hundreds more questions are the ones 
that have been presented, are being presented and will 
be presented to the Trustees. 

Authority for Our Activities 

The original Act of Assembly of February 8, 1846, 
provided that the University to be erected at Lewis- 
burg and to be known as the University of Lewisburg 
(later changed to Bucknell University) shall be under 
the management, direction, government and super- 
vision of a number of Trustees not exceeding 20. 

The Trustees and their successors are established as 
a corporate body with perpetual succession, with power 
in law to take to themselves and their successors for 
the use of the University any property from any person 
or persons whatsoever and to hold the same as fully 
and efifectually as any natural person or other corpora- 
tion has the power to manage its business, and as is 
customary in other universities and colleges within the 
'Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The original meet- 
ings of the Trustees were to be held as often as once in 
six months at or near Lewisburg or such other place 
as the Trustees should appoint. The Trustees are 
given power to add to their number and to elect others 
in the place of those who shall decline serving, resign, 
or die, or whose places become vacant for any cause. 

The Trustees have power to elect or appoint the 
president, professors, tutors and other teachers of the 
Uni\ersity ; to agree with them for their salaries and 
stipends ; to remove them for misconduct, breaches of 

the rules of the institution, or other sufficient causes; 
to appoint committees of their own body to carry into 
effect all the resolutions of the Board ; to appoint a 
chairman, secretar}-, treasurer and other officers neces- 
sary for managing the concerns of the University : to 
provide for the maintenance and observance of disci- 
pline in the University ; to prescribe and inflict the pen- 
alties due for all violations of the rules, ordinances or 
regulations thereof, or for other misconduct committed 
by students or other persons thereat. In general a 
quorum of the Trusteesat any stated or extra meeting- 
shall determine all such matters as shall arise relative 
to the administration of the University and shall re- 
quire action to be determined by the Trustees. 

The Trustees shall not for anj' cause, or under any 
pretext whatever, encumber by mortgage or otlierwise 
real estate or any other property of the institution, and 
they shall not involve it in any debt which they have 
not the means of paying, and shall require action of the 
Trustees consistently with certain specified restrictions 
set forth in the Charter. 

(Continued on Page 19) 

^ J 

418 Years of Service on 

the Board of Trustees 

Hopper, H. Boardman iZ 

Greene, Edward M 28 

Shirley, John T 24 

Kress,' Rush H 22 

Sordoni, Andrew J 22 

Smith, Harvey F 21 

Rooke, Robert L : 20 

Burpee, David 19 

Harris, Mary B 18 

Marts, Arnaud C 18 

Henderson, Joseph W 1/ 

McClintock," Gilbert S 16 

Hastings, Berkeley V. 15 

Wolfe, Mary M '. 15 

King, William I ._ 14 

Bolton, Elmer K 13 

Trax, Harland A 13 

Benedum, Michael L 12 

\\niite, William R 12 

Overholt, Ernest . ., 9 

Darlington, Richard r '' 

Poling, Daniel A 6 

Schnure, Fred 6 

Clark, Samuel L + 

Hawkins. Orwill \'. W -^ 

Roser, John O "^ 

Snyder, Edgar A 3 

Bell, Robert K 2 

Bailey, Clyde P. 1 

Freas, .Alfred G 1 

Spencer, Herbert L , 1 

Troast, Paul L 1 

Builder and Industrialist 

Born in Nanticoke, Pa. President and founder of Sordoni Construction 
Company. Veteran legislator and state senator for twelve years. Director 
S. H. Kress Foundation. Founder and head of Sordoni Foundation — educa- 
tional, religious, and charitable projects. President Wyoming Valley Hospi- 
tal ; past-president, now director. Valley Chapter American Red Cross. Trus- 
tee, Wilkes College. Chairman, Board of Directors of Commonwealth, Brad- 
ford, and Luzerne Telephone Companies. President of Sterling Hotels Sys- 
tem. Cited by Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club as most outstanding citizen of 
Wyoming Valley in 1949. Republican. Presbyterian. Hobbies : Horse- 
back riding and business. Member of Union League Club of Philadelphia; 
Committee of One Hundred, La Corce Country Club, and The Surf Club of 
Miami Beach, Fla. ; Irem Temple Country Clul), Dallas, Pa. : Rotary Club ; 
33rd degree Mason. 

Married Ruth Ann Speece. Two children : a son and a daughter. 

Home : Hotel Sterling, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Office : Executive Offices, Hotel Sterling, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Sor- 
doni Construction Company, 45 ( )wen St., Forty Fort, Pa. 


Bucknell '94, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania) '97, Honorary Sc.D. 
Bucknell '24. Dr. Smith was for many years chairman of Medical and 
Surgical Directorate of Harrisburg Hospital ; serves on surgical staff same 
hospital, on various committees. State Medical Society and American 
College of Surgeons. Member Commission on .Vppendicitis Mortality, Com- 
mission on Cancer. Member Board of Directors Pennsylvania Division 
American Cancer Society, and Wainwright Turner Clinic Association. Or- 
ganized Tumor Clinic of Harrisburg Hospital, one of first in the state. Di- 
rector Harrisburg Trust Company. Past president Harrisburg Chamber of 
Commerce. Interested in various philanthropic organizations. 

Methodist, Bison Club, Phi Kappa Psi. Married Blanche McNeal 
(Goucher). Two children, son and daughter. 

Home : Ben Barra, Fort Hunter, Pa. 

Office: 130 State St., Harri.sliurg, Pa. 


Bucknell '13. Member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1928, 
and limited partner of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Beane for the past 
nine years. On graduating from Bucknell with a B.S. in Electrical Engineer- 
ing, he was connected with General Electric Company for 23/2 years, followed 
by 1^ years with the Public Service Electric Company of Elizabeth, N. J. 
In the First World War he spent 1^^ years in the Navy, after which he be- 
came associated with Merrill Lynch and Company in New York. He is a 
trustee of the Westfield, N. J., Y. M. C. A., Presbyterian and Bison Club. 
Member of the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club, Down Town Athletic Club 
(N. Y.), Down Town Luncheon Club (Newark), Echo Lake Golf Club (in 
Westfield, N. J.), the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Married Alice 
Withington Clement of Sunbury, Pa. They ha\e two sons and one daugh- 

Home : 929 Mountain View Circle, Westfield, N. J. 

Office: 744 Broad St., Room 1006, Newark 2, N. J. 

JUNE 1950 


The Trustees' Job 

(Contiimed from V;i^e 17) 

There have been various amendments to the Charter 
but relatively few changes. The present provisions 
under which the Trustees are now operating provide 
that they shall not exceed forty in number, fifteen of 
whom shall constitute a quorum. It further provides 
that a majority of the Trustees shall be members of 
regular Baptist churches. The Trustees are required 
to exact from their treasurer adequate security for all 
the money or other property of the institution. Section 
7 provides that the Trustees or a quorum of them, or 
at least a committee of three, l^e required and expected 
to attend the principal examinations (observed in the 
breach) and the annual commencements of the Uni- 
versity. They are to make themselves acquainted wiih 
the manner in which the work of study and recitatitm 
is planned for the students, and l)y them executed, and 
particularly with the scholarship, conduct and charac- 
ter of such students as are candidates for admission 
from a lower into a higher class or department of the 
University, or for degrees. The consent of the majority 
of the Trustees is necessary for the promotion or the 
receiving of a degree by a student. 

The Trustees are to have access to the minutes of 
the official doings of the faculty; and they are likewise 
to take care to inform themselves respecting the 
methods of government and instruction adopted and 
practiced Ijy the several teachers in the Universit)'. 

The by-laws under which the Board is operating at 
present were adopted in December, 1936. The few 
amendments since that time relate principally to carr}- 
ing out the operations as set forth in the Charter. 

There are today two regular meetings of the Board, 
one at Commencement time in Lewisburg and the 
other in Philadelphia shortly before Christmas. Special 
meetings may be called at any time. One significant 
by-law provides that any member failing to be in at- 
tendance at any stated meeting of the Board shall be 
required to furnish a written excuse for his alasence 
and, neglecting to attend three stated meetings in suc- 
cession without justifiable excuse, shall be considered 
as having resigned his membership on the Board. The 
by-laws also provide for an executi\-e committee -which 
has the authority to handle certain matters requiring 
attention between Board meetings. 

Bucknell has Ijeen most fortunate over the years to 
ha\'e had broadminded. reverent and worth}- men and 
women assume the obligations of trusteeship. Being a 
Trustee, as you can well imagine, is quite a job. Mem- 
bers of the Board are interesting people. Bucknell 
brings new and intriguing problems to them each year 
in addition to all the tough old ones our predecessors 
wrestled with. These are exciting times and Bucknell 
is an exciting place. Service on the Board amply com- 
pensates for whatever time and effort a Trustee can 
give to his job of working with the administration and 
faculty, the alumni, students, friends and other Board 
members in an endeavor to learn about and ultimately 
to participate in solving, some of the problems of a big 
democratic society set down in a presently confused 
and troubled world. 

Yes, one is thoroughly compensated for being a 
Trustee. Nevertheless, being a Trustee is becoming an 
increasingly tough assignment, requiring more and 
more hours of attendance at meetings, many additional 
hours of "homework" and, if we are able to carry out 
our plans, it will require more service. We are now 
going to put into elTect visiting committees, made up 
of members of the Board and representatives from the 

Alumni. This in itself will be a great advance, but it 
will take time. 

We need and want the continuing help of all the 
Alumni, indi^-idually and collectively, so that the Buck- 
nell Board of Trustees — which is and always has been 
a good one — will became a better one. 

The Board of Trustees as the Seed 

Bed for Capital Gifts to Bucknell's 

Plant and Endowment 

Akxaud C. Marts 

Those who make it their business to discover how the 
plant and endowment of a college like Bucknell are built 
up realize that a major share of a college's capital re- 
sources invariably comes from the gifts and bequests of 
its trustees. 

Bucknellians may \-erify this general experience by 
studying the past history of the upbuilding of their Alma 
Mater's plant and endowment. The names of Bucknell, 
ITistin, Hopper, Crozer, Ziegler, Miller, Sibley, Lotte, 
Thompson, Swartz, Vaughan, Ladd, Lindback, Hopwood, 
Benedum, Rooke, Kress, and Sordoni are all names of 
past or [jresent trustees who provided generous and sub- 
stantial portions of Bucknell's present plant and endow- 

The board of trustees of a college like Bucknell may 
be likened to a seed bed in which future givers to the col- 
lege may be cultivated and grown. It would be well for a 
Bucknell alumnus, who wishes to serve his Alma Mater 
well, to be on the lookout for men and women who are 
good Bucknell trustee material and to bring them to the 
attention of Bucknell's ])residcnt. 

I will remember the many miles I traveled while I was 
your president in the endeavor to find potential trustees 
and to sell Bucknell to them. I especially rememlier the 
helpfulness of certain Bucknellians who developed the 
habit of telling me about such potential trustees. In this 
connection, I particularly remember the suggestions and 
help given by Judge J. Warren Davis, Senator Andrew 
Sordoni, John T. Shirley and Joseph D. Dent. The men 
whom they suggested to me as possible Bucknell trustees 
became so interested in Bu<:knell that their gifts and be- 
quests aggregated over a million and a half dollars in ten 

There are other men and women with equal ability 
and willingness to give to Bucknell in the future. If you, 
the alumni, will locate them and tell your energetic and 
capable president about them, I have no doubt Dr. Hil- 
dreth will do his part in interesting them in Bucknell and 
in getting their service on the Board of Trustees. Eventual- 
ly some of them will grow in this "seed bed" into the 
givers of the future who will provide the additional build- 
ings and increased endowment that will always be needed 
in the years ahead. 

As It Appears to Me 

Mary B. Harris 

Since 1932, when I was elected by the Alumni, it has 
been my prix-ilege to serve as a Bucknell Trustee. At the 
present time I am chairman of its committee on The Re- 
lation of the College to the Churches, and so have been 
alerted and ^vatching to see what attitude the other 

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Born Philadelphia, April 5, 1893. Left Cornell in freshman year to 
assist father in W. Atlee Burpee Company. President of company since 1917, 
board chairman James Vick's Seeds, Inc., director Market Street National 
Bank, Abington Memorial Hospital, and National Agricultural College. Mem- 
ber of Agricultural Missions, Pennsylvania Society of New York, American 
Seed Trade Association (ex-president), National Sweet Pea Society of 
Great Britain (vice-president). Scottish National Sweet Pea, Rose and 
Carnation Society, (hon. vice-president). Honorary life-president Canadian 
Society of Philadelphia. 

Union League, Poor Richard, Racquet, Art Alliance, New York Adver- 
tising, Bachelor's Barge, Doylestown and Huntingdon Valley Country Clubs. 
Delta Upsilon, Republican, listed in IVho's IV ho in America. Married Lois 
Torrance. One son and one daughter. 

"Significant experiences? Creating Marigolds with odorless foliage, new 
(riant Zinnias and other new flowers and vegetables, and conducting the larg- 
est mail order seed business in the world." 

Home : Fordhook Farms, Doylestown, Pa. 

Office: Hunting Park Ave.. Philadelphia 32, Pa. 

Retired Superintendent, State Institution 

Bucknell '96, A.M., Sc.D., M.D. (University of Michigan). Has the 
unique distinction of having had five ancestors on Bucknell's first Board of 
Trustees, and during the first 100 years of the University, one, at times two, 
of her family served as trustee for-almost half a century. Chief physician 
Women's Dept. Norristown (Pa.) State Hospital 10 years; superintendent 
Laurelton (Pa.) State Village 26 years. Only woman U. S. delegate to In- 
ternational Congress on Nervous and Mental Diseases at Amsterdam 1907. 
Named U. S. delegate to same congress, Lima, Peru, 1938. Member Lycom- 
ing County (Pa.), Pennsylvania and American Medical Societies; Fellow 
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association and 
American Association on Mental Deficiency (president 1934). Prominent 
in early suffrage work in Pennsylvania, in political circles and in various char- 
itable organizations. Baptist, Pi Beta Phi, Association of University Wo- 
men, Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Home : 29 S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Financial Counselor 

Oberlin '10, Phi Beta Kappa. President of Marts and Lundy, Inc., for 
a quarter-century, financial counselors to educational and philanthropic insti- 
tutions. He was born and reared in western New York State, the son of a 
Congregational minister. After graduating from college, he entered boys 
work in Pittsburgh, Pa., and in 1914 became connected with the Standard 
Life Insurance Company, of which he became vice-president and director in 
1917. He left this in 1918 and became national director of the $18,000,000 
campaign of the War Camp Community Service in World War I. He was 
also a member of the National Committee of 35 in charge of the United War 
Work Campaign to raise $175,000,(X)0. He was one of the organizers of 
Marts and Lundy, Inc. A few years after his company served Bucknell in ;i 
fund-raising capacity, he accepted membership on Bucknell's Board of 
Trustees in 1932. On the resignation of President Rainey, the Board of 
Trustees elected him president of Bucknell. He declined this election because 
he did not feel he could leave his business in New York, and was then pre- 
vailed upon to become acting president. In a chapel meeting in December. 
1937, he was presented with a petition signed by every, student in Bucknell 
urging him to become President, and shortly after agreed to do so. He served 
aspresident from 1938 to 1945* He was Director of Civilian Defense for 
Pennsylvania from 1941-42, when he resigned a cabinet position in Harris- 
burg to become a captain in the Coast Guard, for which he directed the Volun- 
lar\- Post Security Force of the Coast Guard Reserve. Dr. Marts' contribu- 

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Bucknell '08, A.M. '15, D.C.L. '44, LL.B. (Harvard Law School) '10. 
LL.D. (Temple Uni\'ersit)' ) '44. Senior partner in firm of Ravvie 
and Henderson, founded 1783. Member of Visiting Committee of Board 
of 0\erseers of Harvard LIniversity for the Law School. President 
American Bar Association 1943-4. Previous to this held many important 
positions in the Association and is still active in its affairs. Former member 
and chairman of Board of Governors of Philadelphia Bar Association and 
held chairmanships of important committees of Pennsylvania Bar Associa- 
tion. Member of executive committee of the Maritime Law Association. 
Served as member of Council of Inter-American Bar Association and is 
honorary member of Canadian, Montana, Vermont and Washington Bar 
Associations. Former \'ice-president of the National Association of Legal 
Aid Organizations and presently director of Philadelphia Legal Aid Society. 
Chairman of the Philadelphia Lawyer Reference Bureau which provides legal 
services for people of moderate means. On board of nine (Vanderbilt Com- 
mittee) appointed by the Secretary of War after the last war to review and 
overhaul the Army's court martial procedure. C)ne of a committee of six 
consultants to the LTnited States Civil Service Commission to assist in con- 
nection with the trial examiners. Member of the Citizens Committee for the 
Adoption of the Hoover Report. Member of the National Council to the 
Commission on Patents of the House of Representatives. Associate Editor 
of American Maritime Cases and Ad\'isory Editor of Aiiierieau Bar Assoeui- 

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A.B. (Princeton). Cliairnian of the Board and acting-president of the 
Miners National Bank of Wilkes-Barre, director of the Glen Alden Coal 
Company, Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Corporation, and Delaware, Lacka- 
wanna, and Western Coal Company. Former long-time president of Wyo- 
ming Valley Social Arts and Sciences, Boy Scout Council and Welfare Fede- 
ration. Served with National Information Bureau, Board of Public Assistance 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ; active in local civic and welfare 
organizations. Member American and State Bar z\ssociations, American 
Museimi of Natural History. Chairman of Board of Trustees of Wilkes 
College (formerly Bucknell Junior College). "A very healthy foster child of 
Bucknell." Listed in IVho's Who in America. 

Westmoreland Club (Wilkes-Barre), L'ni\ersity Club (New York). 

Hobbies : Collecting books and prints and growing trees. 

Home : 44 South River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Office: 34 South River St., ^^'ilkes-Ba^re, Pa. 

Insurance and Real Estate 

Bucknell x'13. Born, Prince George County, Va. Director, First Na- 
tional Bank. Milton Building and Loan Association, Crippled Children's As- 
sociation, Milton Y. M. C. A., Standard Printing Co., Harmony Cemetery 
Co., Presbytery Northumberland, Inc. ; Trustee, Devitt's Camp ; Milton Lodge 
No. 256 F. and A. M., First Presbyterian Church. Treasurer, Rotary Edu- 
cational Fund of Milton Rotary Club. Vice-president, Central Pennsylvania 
Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Active in Boy Scouts, Y. M. C. A., 
Community Chest, and other civic organizations. Phi Gamma Delta, Mason, 
Presbyterian, Rotarian, Milton Country Club, Sportsman's Association, Bison 

Married Frances W. Steele. Three daughters and one son. 
Home : Robinwood, 541 East Broadway, Milton, Pa. 
Office : Standard Building, Milton. 

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Vital Statistics 

Founded: February 1846 
Opened : October 1846 

Facult\' : 

1950— about 2,300, from 28 
states and 16 foreign coun- 


Alumni: 1851 — 7 


Acreage : 1849 — 70 acres, "valued at 
1950—300 acres 

Buildings : 1848—1, cost $8,000 

1950 — 1 14, including homes 
in faculty court and Vet- 
eran's Village 

Estimated Value Bucknell 
Plant— $4,100,000 

Tuition : 1846 — $30 per year 
1950— $500 per year 

(Photo taken by Joseph Rubinstein '50 for 19o0 L'Agevcla) 

Cost : 1850 — "Board including lodging, 
washing, fuel, and light, $1.50 to 
$2.50 per week" plus tuition 
1950— Men $1,010— $1,240 
Women $1,155 

Endowment: 1949-81,675.900 

Curriculum: 1849 — 11 courses 

1950 — about 500 courses 

Library: 1849 — "Well commenced and 
constantly increasing." 
1950—115,000 volumes 


Retired Superintendent . Federal Institution 

Bucknell '94. Ph.D. ( Chicago j, LL.D. ( Buckneh and Morris Harvey 
College). Daughter of late, Pres. John Howard Harris. Born La Plume, 
Pennsylvania. Studied in Europe, 1912-14. Superintendent correctional in- 
stitutions for women, Blackwell's Island, New York, N. Y. : Clinton, New- 
Jersey : Trenton, New Jersey; Alderson, West Virginia. Awarded Scroll of 
honor for work in penal field by General Federation of Women's Clubs, 
1941. Author of two books and many magazine articles. Served on Penn- 
sylvania Board of Parole. Member of American Association of University 
Women, Pi Beta Phi, Cosmopolitan Club (N. Y.), Lewisburg (Pa.) Civic 
Club (president), Lewisburg Community Chest (director). Baptist. Re- 
publican. Listed in IVho's JVIw in America. 

Home: 9 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Mr. King writes ; "/ hazr not 
held a photograph in forty years." 


Bucknell '01. Did graduate work at Brown and Harvard. Became a 
Trustee of Bucknell on the occasion of the merger of the Western Pennsyl- 
vania Classical and Scientific Institute at Mount Pleasant, Pa., with Bucknell. 
Member of the Institute Board of Trustees, of which he was secretary and 
treasurer of the Endowment Fund. Kappa Sigma. Baptist. Married Nellie 
Miller ( deceased ) . 

Home: Rosslyn Farms, Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Office: 630 Frick Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Bucknell '08, A.M. 1910, Ph.D. (Harvard) 1913, Honorary Sc.D. 1932 
(Bucknell and University of Delaware), Awarded Sheldon Fellowship 
which took him to Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. With E. I. duPont 
de Nemours and Company since 1915. Now director of Chemical Depart- 
ment, and advisor on research matters for all departments. Regional director 
and director-at-large American Chemical Society, member Society of Chemi- 
cal Industry and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Has served 
on Visiting Committee of Department of Chemistry for Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology and Harvard. Awarded Chemical Industry Medal 1941 
by Society of Chemical Industry, elected to National Academy of Science in 
1946, and awarded the Perkins Medal, highest honor in applied chemistry, 
for his outstanding research in the fields of synthetic rubber and nylon. 
Listed in Who's Who in America. 

Phi Kappa Psi. 

Married Marguerite L. Duncan, Bucknell Institute x'lO. Three chil- 
dren : two sons and one daughter. 

Home: 2310 W. 11th St., \\^ilmington, Del. 

Office: 8462 Nemours Bldg., Wilmington 98, Del. 

Retired Telephone Official 

Bucknell '01, A.AI, '04, LL.B. '04 (University of Micliigan). Born 
Bradford, Pa. Continuously employed in various capacities by Bell Tele- 
phone System since receiving his last college degree. Entered Traffic Depart- 
ment at Pittsburgh as service inspector, was successively chief service inspec- 
tor, division superintendent, commercial engineer and advertising manager of 
Central District Telephone Company. Transferred to Philadelphia as assis- 
tant general commercial engineer of the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsyl- 
vania and associated companies ; transferred to New York as chief accoun- 
tant of New York Telephone Company. Served 1917-1919 in World War I, 
captain. Air Service, Bureau of Aircraft Production. Transferred to New 
Jersey as vice-president and general auditor of New Jersey Bell Telephone 
Company. Retired in 1939. Director of King's County Lighting Company. 
Member of American Foundation for the Blind, American Foundation for 
the Overseas Blind, Advisory Board of Library of Congress on selection of 
books for the blind. Member of Sons of the American Revolution, Phi Gam- 
ma Delta, Bison Club, Upper Montclair Country Club, Sky Top Lodge. 

Home : 120 Buckingham Road, Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Oil Operator 

Born in Bridgeport, W. Va., 1869. Attended public schools there and 
at age of twenty started in oil business "with $500 in cash and $1,000,000 
worth of nerve." (The $500 is still in deposit in a Clarksburg, W. Va., savings 
bank). With his partner, Joe Trees, he lost fortunes in China and Peru, made 
larger ones in Mexico, Columbia, Rumania and the wide reaches of Texas. 
Can tell interesting and thrilling tales of their \'entures in opening up new oil 
fields — Caddo, La., in Central and .South America, the Benedum, Texas, their 
first $5,000,000 check. Served on Business and Advisory Planning Council. 
U. S. Dept. of Commerce, trustee Grove City College (Pa.), Bucknell, 
Marietta College (Ohio). Democrat, Mason, Methodist. Listed in Who's 
Who ill America. Retired? "An oil man", erect and active Michael Benedum 
declares, "never retires". 

Married Sarah Nancy Lantz 1896 ; Claude Worthington Benedum 
Foundation established in memory of only son who died during World War 1. 

Home: Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

C)ffice : Benedum-Trees Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Lazvyer and Banker 

Bucknell '26. LL.B. Columbia University 1929; LL.D. Union College, 
Schenectady, 1942. Born Coudersport, Pa. Superintendent of banks New 
York state, 1936-42; chairman of New York State Banking Board, 1936; 
president of National Association of Supervisors of State Banks, 1937, 
and chairman of the Executive Committee, 1938. Since October, 1942, 
vice-president of Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Also a trustee of 
Bowery Savings Bank of New York City. Received, 1938, the Distinguished 
Service Award given by the Young Men's Board of Trade of New York City 
to the outstanding young man of the year of New York City under 35 years, 
of age and, in 1939, the Distinguished Service Award from the New York 
State Junior Chamber of Commerce. Lecturer at Graduate School of Bank- 
ing, Rutgers University for two years and author of various papers dealing 
with banking and banking supervision. Vice-chairman War Finance Com- 
mittee for New York State for Sixth War Loan and member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of War Finance Committee for New York State, 1944. Mem- 
ber of various committees of American Bankers Association, treasurer of 
Alumni Association of Law School of Columbia University, and trustee of 
Legal Aid Society of New York. Member Lambda Chi Alpha, Pennsylvania 
Society, Academy of Political Science, New York City University Club, 
Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club, Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club, and 
Wykagyl Country Club. Married Elizabeth C. Spear. Three children. 
Listed in Who's Who in America. 

Home : 45 Gramercy Park, New York, N. Y. 

Office; Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 140 Broadway, New 
YorkLS. NV. 



Born Scottdale, Pa. Mt. Pleasant Institute '02 ; graduate American 
Institute of Banking. Worked for a while for Scottdale Printing and Pub- 
lishing Company, then entered the First National Bank of Scottdale where 
until recently he served as manager of the Securities Department. 

Baptist. Sons of American Revolution. Scottdale Rotary Club. 

Married Jean McClure. 

Four children : three daughters, one son. Republican. Mason ( 32nd 

Address : Scottdale, Pa. Mr. Overholt has been ill since October, 194S. 

He is now in Mercy Hospital, Room 815, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Coal Mcrclianf 

Bucknell x"09. Partner in firm of W'hitely and Foedisch. President of: 
Pennsylvania and Hudson Company (since 1931) : IMiddle Atlantic Anthra- 
cite Corporation; Cream Brothers, Inc.. all of Philadelphia; of A'on Heine — 
Chesapeake Company of Baltimore ; vice-president of Philadelphia — Balti- 
more — \\'ilmington Fuel Company, Philadelphia: and of the Standard Coal 
Company of \\'ashington. Repuljlican, Presbyterian. 
1 loljby ; golf. 

Married Margaret Kerstetter. 

Home: 521 Avondale Road, Haverford, Pa. 

Office: 1169 Broad Street Station Bldg., Philadelphia 3, Pa. 

Minister, Editor 

Chaplain of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, recently senior minister of 
the Baptist Temple, Philadelphia's largest Baptist congregation, and formerly 
pastor of the ^Marble Collegiate Reformed Church in New York City. The 
Chapel is an inter-faith memorial to four chaplains of three faiths, one his son. 
who voluntarily died to save other men in the Second World War. 

Dr. Poling is president of the ^^'orld Christian Endeavor Union, editor- 
in-chief of the Christian Herald and the recipient of a Medal of Merit from 
the President of the United States.* Prohibition candidate for governor 
of Pennsylvania in 1912. In the Second World War he did special war work 
in the British Isles, France and Germany, was a member of the General War- 
time Commission of Churches and a major chaplain. Officers' Reserve. List- 
ed in Who's Who in America. Eight children including Treva '43. 

He is a member of the Bison Club of Bucknell University. 

Home : 2039 N. Broad St.. Philadelphia. Pa. 

Office : The Baptist Temple, Philadelphia, Pa. 

* He is said to be the first minister ever to receive this honor established bj- George 


Bucknell '14. Electrical engineer. Born Milton, Pa. Began as drafts- 
man Bethlehem Steel in 1916. Now electrical superintendent of the com- 
pany at Sparrows Point, Md. Member of original board. State Board of 
Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Baltimore 
County Board of Education, past-president Association of Iron and Steel 
Engineers. Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical En- 
gineers. Author several papers on application of electricity to manufac- 
ture of iron and steel. Rejjublican. Presbyterian. Member of Sigma Chi, 
and Bison Club. Married to Dorothy Bunnell '16. Three sons, all Buck- 
nell graduates.: Robert B. '40, Fred O'.. Jr. '42, and William H. '44. 

Home: 819 C St., Sparrows Point, Md. 

Office : Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Aid. 

Oil Operator 

Bucknell Academy '99. Born Indiana County, Pennsylvania, where he 
attended public schools. Worked in First National Bank in Glen Campbell. 
Treasurer of Clark Brothers Coal Co., Philadelphia, 1909-17, when he be- 
came president. President Royal Oil and Gas Corp. since 1936. His tirm 
produces oil and gas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisana, and Texas. Sigma Chi, 
Thirty-second degree Mason, Republican, Presbyterian. Union Club, Stone 
Harbor Yacht Club. 

Married Margaretta Stadden and has four children. 

Hobbies : Golf and yachting. 

Home : Merion, Pa. 

Office: 810 Lincoln Liberty Bldg., Philadelphia 7, Pa. 

Lawyer and Business Man 

Bucknell '13. Has practiced law in New York since 1918. Member 
of the firm of Duer, Strong and Whitehead. Director, S. H. Kress and 
Company and 1020 Fifth Avenue Corporation, New York. Secretary, S. H. 
Kress and Company. Trustee: Log Cabin Association (North Carolina); 
New York LIniversity-Bellevue Medical Center ; and Sigma Chi Foundation. 
Vice-president and counsel, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. Mem- 
ber of St. George's Society, American Bar Association, New York Countv 
Lawyers' Association, Nassau County Bar Association. 

Field of special interest : management of estates and financial interests, 
taxation and corporation practice. Listed in Who's Who in America. Hawk- 
ins has given yeoman legal ser\ice to the University and the General Alumni 

North Hempstead Country Club ( former president). The Lawyers' Club, 
The University Club (N. Y.), Huckleberry Hill Hunting and Fishing Club 
(president), Skytop Ckib, and Bison Club, Sigma Chi. 

Married Marian K. Harman '14. Two children: Harman and Glenn 

Home: Flower Hill, Plandome, Long Island, N. Y. 

Office: Duer, Strong and Whitehead, 15 Broad St., New York 5, N. Y. 

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Bucknell '11. Sales executive with the General Ele